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  • Another Red State Moves To Expand Medicaid

    12/16/2014 8:04:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam became the latest red-state governor to approve a twist on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion Monday.Haslam is supporting a private-option version of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which was pioneered by Arkansas in 2014. The proposal will have to be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Republican-controlled legislature; if it goes through, Tennessee will be just the 28th state to move forward with the expansion of the welfare program through Obamacare.“We made the decision in Tennessee nearly two years ago not to expand traditional Medicaid,” Haslam said Monday. “This is an alternative approach that...
  • George Will: Ted Cruz Is Completely Indifferent To The Fact That Politics Is A Team Sport [VIDEO]

    12/15/2014 9:13:44 PM PST · by South40 · 103 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 15 DEC 14 | Al Weaver
    One day after saying Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz had no idea what they were trying to accomplish, syndicated columnist George Will said Monday on Special Report the pair have two exceedingly strange careers underway. Will told Fox News Doug McKelway that Cruz is indifferent to politics being a team sport, adding further that there hasnt been a more peculiar career in the Senate than the one Cruz is currently enjoying. The conservative columnist also said while Democrats are bemused by his antics, he is loathed within the GOP caucus, while also telling McKelway if Cruz doesnt get the GOP...
  • Shutdown Fairy Tales

    12/15/2014 3:43:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    With the passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that fails to defund President Obamas immigration amnesty plan (as promised), it seems many Republicans still believe in Beltway fairy tales. If President Obama had shut down the government by vetoing an appropriations bill that didnt fund the presidents amnesty plan, so the fairy tale goes, Republicans would be blamed and damaged politically. Theres just one problem with this fairy tale: the 2014 election results. Nobody blamed Republicans for a shutdown in 2013, and nobody cared. The Washington establishment fears big bad shutdowns because they illustrate to the rest of the...
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTE TO WAIVE THE CONSTITUTION

    12/15/2014 7:32:23 AM PST · by RicocheT · 28 replies
    Senate Conservatives Action PAC ^ | 12/15/2014 | Senate Conservatives Action
    SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTE TO WAIVE THE CONSTITUTION There is no question that President Obama's executive amnesty violates the Constitution. Even the president acknowledged back in September that he would be "ignoring the law" to carry out such an action. Ted Cruz (R-TX)U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised a constitutional point of order against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending that, if sustained, would have sent the bill back to the House to remove amnesty funding. Unfortunately, a group of Republicans joined the Democrats in voting to reject Cruz's point of order and to ignore the serious constitutional problems with the president's...
  • Sarah Palin RINO Season Opens Soon, Amnesty Juan Boehner Flipped America the Bird

    12/13/2014 5:51:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    rickwells.us ^ | 12-13-2014 | Rick Wells
    Sarah Palin RINO Season Opens Soon, Amnesty Juan Boehner Flipped America the Bird Rick Wells Sarah Palin, as is the case with most conservatives and others who value the Constitution and the rule of law in the United States, is not happy that the Speaker of the House and his comrades have lied and sold out the American people. John Boehner has effectively allowed Hussein Obama act as a dictator and to take actions which are illegal and which circumvent Congress through the implementation of his criminal amnesty. She had a few choice words in response to questions after...
  • Obama urges Senate to pass $1.1 T spending bill

    12/12/2014 8:29:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 11:25 PM EST | David Espo and Andrew Taylor
    President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from the divided government that the American people voted for. One day after House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi publicly chastised him for supporting the bill, the president said there were provisions I really do not like. At the same time, he said there were other portions that fund health insurance, early childhood education, the fight against climate change and expand manufacturing hubs to grow jobs.
  • Half of Republicans back carbon limits, [AP] poll says

    12/12/2014 3:29:27 AM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Published December 12, 2014 | Associated Press
    Half of Republicans back carbon limits, poll says "Six in 10 Americans, including half of all Republicans, said they support regulation of carbon dioxide pollution, although they weren't asked how. Nearly half of Republicans said the U.S. should lead the global fight to curb climate change, even if it means taking action when other countries do not. And majorities across party lines said environmental protections "improve economic growth and provide new jobs" in the long run, a popular Obama administration talking point." [snip] The AP-NORC Center survey of 1,578 adults was conducted online Nov. 20-Dec. 1, using a sample...
  • Is Graham a RINO, or a reasonable conservative? (Incredible) [Poll to FReep]

    12/12/2014 5:01:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | December 12, 2014 | Brian Hicks
    So Lindsey Graham is on the warpath ... again. In the past month, South Carolina's senior senator has been busy - which stands in stark contrast to most members of Congress this time of year. Or any time, for that matter. Not only has the hawkish Graham renewed his call to send troops into Syria, he also criticized the release of a report that detailed the CIA's rather torturous methods of extracting information from suspected terrorists. Graham didn't exactly endorse waterboarding, mind you, but he made it clear that enemy detainees really don't want to be locked in a dark...
  • Would GOP Conference Chair Vote to Fund Obamas Amnesty? No Direct Answer

    12/10/2014 1:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2014 - 10:47 AM | Ali Meyer
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the House Republican Conference Chairman, said today in response to the question of whether she would vote for a CR that funds Obamas unilateral amnesty for illegal aliens that we are looking at every option to hold the president accountable. Yesterday, the Republican leadership of which McMorris Rodgers is a part, released a 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that places no restrictions on Obamas implementation of his amnesty. The bill would fund most of the government through the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 27.
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting hes going to help shove President Obamas amnesty plan right where you dont want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who hed stop the President. Gowdys answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • Eisenhower, Zhukov: unconditional surrender off the table

    12/04/2014 10:43:49 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    What if the Allied war effort of World War II was directed by the current Republican leadership? Listen to the strumming harp music as we take an imaginary journey into the past... 24 November 1944 -- Emerging from a joint strategy meeting, Generals Eisenhower and Zhukov addressed a press meeting and outlined their plans for bringing about a peaceful resolution to what had snowballed into a massive world war. My Russian counterpart and I realize the meaning of our spectacular victories at Stalingrad and Normandy," said Eisenhower. "It is that the message of the Allies must be one of willingness...
  • WH: Obama Will Use Veto to Shut Down Government Over Executive Amnesty

    12/02/2014 3:23:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Vetoes and the threats thereof are about to become regular features in Washington, DC, and President Obama appears to be taking a few warm-up tosses in advance of the Republican takeover of Congress. Last week, the president said he'd reject a bipartisan deal on tax extenders -- on which Harry Reid was a chief negotiator -- because it "exclude[s] a pair of Obama's top priorities."  That deal blew up anyway, as a result of Obama's controversial executive action on immigration.  Now the White House is vowing to veto a spending bill that funds all of the government, but blocks Obama's sweeping amnesty fiat. From yesterday's briefing:...
  • Sessions: House GOP Is On the Verge Of Breaking 2014 Campaign Promises

    12/02/2014 3:21:34 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 2, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their campaign promise to fight President Obamas administrative amnesty, as evidenced by the legislative text currently being circulated. Sessions said that the proposed language fails to meet [the] test established by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who promised earlier this year that the GOP would do everything possible to thwart Obamas executive orders. The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the Presidents plan: work permits, Social Security and...
  • House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

    12/02/2014 11:41:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 2:16 PM EST | Erica Werner
    The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obamas executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obamas move without shutting down the government. The move would be mostly symbolic, since Obama would certainly veto such legislation and the Democratic-led Senate likely wouldnt go along with it. But GOP leaders hope it will assuage Republicans furious about Obamas two-week-old actions to shield some 4 million immigrants in this country illegally from deportation, and grant them work permits. Were looking at a number...
  • No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

    12/01/2014 11:22:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2014 11:43 AM EST | Kimberly Hefling
    The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who is the incoming chairman of the Senate committee overseeing education, says his top education priority is fixing the landmark Bush-era law. His goal? Get a bill signed by President Barack Obama early next year. Doing so will require bipartisanship thats been elusive since the law, primarily designed to help minority and poor children, came up for renewal in 2007.
  • How 'RINO-friendly' will the new GOP Congress be?

    12/01/2014 10:53:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Call it the "Rise of Swing-District Republicans." A sizable group of Republicans who won races in districts carried by President Obama in 2012, or won by Mitt Romney by 55% or less, means that strong conservatives in the House will find the road ahead difficult. Politico: The new Republican Conference will include 26 members from districts that Obama won in 2012, and 47 lawmakers from districts that Mitt Romney won by less than 10 percentage points. In the previous Congress, just 17 Republican incumbents were in districts that Obama won and 44 in seats Romney won by less than 10...
  • Tea Party's Singular Focus on Amnesty Troubles GOP

    11/26/2014 9:29:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 26, 2014 | Melissa Clyne
    President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration, granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, has so outraged the tea party faction of the Republican Party that the ultra conservatives are focusing their attention and resources on this single issue, potentially causing a fissure within the party, according to The New York Times. "What started five years ago as a groundswell of conservatives committed to curtailing the reach of the federal government, cutting the deficit and countering the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party has become a movement largely against immigration overhaul," writes the Times Jeremy Peters. "The...
  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • Peter Wehners Greatest Hit Jobs

    11/24/2014 5:42:11 AM PST · by Bratch · 2 replies
    JenKuznicki.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    Peter Wehner made Mark Levin the target of his work at Commentary lately, as an extension of his zeal to cast G. W. Bush as more of a conservative than Reagan was, and label numerous prominent conservatives as purists in desperate need of moderating their tone. Levin, rejecting the notion of being lectured to by a Bush grandee responded, correcting Wehner and calling attention to his aptitude for cherry-picking facts so that he can knock down prominent conservatives, and conservative causes.Peter Wehner arrived in Washington D.C. in 1983, and never left. He was hired by Bill Bennett as a speechwriter...
  • E.J. Dionne: Bush offers best hope for Republicans

    11/22/2014 10:19:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | November 23, 2014 | E.J. Dionne
    President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in U.S. politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is Jeb Bush. Yes, Democrats have their own divides, usually described as differences between their populist and Wall Street camps. Still, there is broad agreement inside the party, even among most of its Wall Streeters, that wage stagnation and economic inequality are major problems for the country and that Democrats need to make dealing...
  • Dana Perino: Obama's Executive Amnesty Lawful

    11/22/2014 6:31:53 PM PST · by Javeth · 90 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tony Lee
    <p>Dana Perino, the Fox News co-cost and former spokeswoman for George W. Bush's White House, said that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is well within the law.</p>
  • Dear GOP: Do Your Damned Job

    11/20/2014 10:28:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | November 21, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Dear Republican Party, On November 4th the American people spoke with a resounding voice, and voted “no” to President Obama’s Marxist Progressive agenda/tactics. The numbers show the American people gave you a definitive mandate as well. Democrats are now at their lowest numbers in state legislatures nationwide in 86 years, and Republicans now control more than two-thirds of the state legislative chambers across the country. Republicans have the most seats in the U.S. House of Representatives since before the Great Depression. Republicans posted one of the top five election year swings in the U.S. Senate in the past 70 years....
  • Impeach the Emperor O - The Only Real Answer to Executive Amensty

    11/20/2014 7:52:40 PM PST · by Stepan12 · 42 replies
    Grasstops USA ^ | November 20, 2014 | Don Feder
    In the past, I've advised against trying to impeach the reprobate-in-chief. It seemed futile and self-defeating. I've changed my mind. Whether or not it succeeds, it's the only way for Republicans to show that they're serious about stopping a president who's like a car without brakes barreling down a mountainside smashing the Constitution and running over representative government. Congressional Republicans, led by the Indomitable John Boehner and Stalwart Mitch McConnell, are said to be considering such drastic measures as have mercy! suing Obama. Other suggested remedies include denying funding to programs which would oversee the amnesty and...
  • McConnell: Our Goal Is to Fund the Government

    11/20/2014 4:50:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 19, 2014 - 9:50 AM | Susan Jones
    Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters on Tuesday, Our goal is to fund the government. [] In response to another question, McConnell said, Its always appropriate for Congress to use the power of the purse. But he also noted that the president has an important trump cardits called the veto pen. So, there will be ongoing negotiations in the various efforts to fund the government, both this year and next year, about priorities. This is not unusual. And we do have different priorities. And somehow were going to have to work out things and make progress for...
  • Appropriations panel: Defunding immigration order 'impossible' (GOP surrenders to Obama)

    11/20/2014 8:14:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    It would be impossible to defund President Obamas executive order through a government spending bill, House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing said Thursday. Congress doesnt provide funding to U.S. Citizenship and Immgiration Services (CIS), the agency responsible for issuing work permits and green cards. Instead, the agency is funded through fees. We cannot, literally cannot, defund that agency in an appropriations bill because we dont appropriate that agency. That agency is entirely-fee funded, Hing told reporters.
  • Unsolicited Advice to Republicans: Grow a Pair (Or Borrow Nancy Pelosi's)

    11/19/2014 4:38:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 7 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 11/19/2014 | Mononymous1
    This was originally posted on 1/30/2014 but a re-post was thought necessary on the eve of Executive Amnesty. Lets see, on the one hand we have elected Democrats and indirectly, Grubers stupid people who support them, egging on the President to go big with his theft of power and disregard for his constitutional duties and the constitution itself and on the other hand, we have the rest of the American people who recently voted to stop all of this and yet, the RINOS are wavering. But, lets see how this plays out. From 1/30/2014: Again, on the amnesty issue. The...
  • Labrador cries foul on his leaders (The GOP-E Strikes Back!)

    11/19/2014 2:28:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Scott Wong
    Conservative Rep. Ral Labrador accused House GOP leaders Tuesday of pulling strings to help Rep. Bill Flores win the election to head the Republican Study Committee, underscoring tensions between Speaker John Boehners (R-Ohio) team and the right. Labrador (R-Idaho) said GOP leaders mounted a whipping operation that included phone calls to help Flores (R-Texas) upset Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a Tea Party favorite, on the second ballot in the race for RSC chairman.
  • GOP leaders warn 'impeachment' is a dirty word (Cornyn, Grahamnesty alert...)

    11/19/2014 12:12:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/19/14 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Senior Republicans worry that party could misplay hand on Obamas immigration action Republican leaders, anticipating outrage from their base over President Barack Obamas upcoming immigration move, have a message for their party: Dont use the I word. Senior House and Senate Republicans dont want their rank-and-file to even raise the specter of impeaching Obama, fearing it would give Democrats a message to rally around as the presidents party is split over the hugely controversial move. Ahead of the upcoming announcement, top congressional Republicans are trying to find the right balance between expressing outrage and overreaching, hoping that the battle doesnt...
  • GOP oil titan: Keystones irrelevant (Harold Hamm)

    11/15/2014 4:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/14 2:26 PM EST | Updated 11/14/14 8:42 PM EST | Darren Goode
    Republican oil mogul Harold Hamm says Congress is wasting its time debating the Keystone XL pipeline. Its not relevant at all, in my opinion. And here we are making it relevant now? Forget it, the billionaire CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources told Politoco in an interview Friday, just before the House passed a bill aimed at approving the pipeline. [] Hamm said his company, which had planned to use Keystone to ship some of its North Dakota crude, is already using other pipelines for half of its oil. And the percentage is growing. Were supporting other pipelines out there; were...
  • 'All options are on the table': Boehner refuses to rule out shutdown to block Obama from amnesty

    11/13/2014 7:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    * Obama is reportedly looking to expand his deferred action program to include any one who came to the U.S. as a child * The sweeping order would also allow parents of both citizen children and illegal immigrant children to remain in the U.S. * As many as 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S. born children could be protected * A growing number of conservatives are pledging to stop Obama by restricting immigration funding in an upcoming spending bill * Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has explicitly said there won't be another government shutdown - period House Speaker John Boehner...
  • Bush father, son want Jeb Bush run for White House

    11/11/2014 5:22:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 4:14 PM EST | Michael Graczyk
    Former President George W. Bush said he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Florida governor must make a decision regardless of any pressure from the family. I can tell you I can speak for 41, Bush said, referring to the 41st President George H.W. Bush during the official launch of the 43rd presidents book at his dads presidential library center at Texas A&M University. He ought to run for president. He would make a great president. We can pressure him all we want, but its not going to matter. You cant...
  • Cuomo had a secret re-election pact with Republicans

    11/10/2014 3:44:02 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11.10.14 | Fredric U Dicker
    The states most powerful Republican secretly worked for months to help Democratic Gov. Cuomo win re-election in exchange for Cuomos promise not to aid Senate Democrats in their Long Island races, a top New York GOP leader has charged. Former state Republican Party Executive Director Michael Lawler who managed Rob Astorinos ill-fated gubernatorial run against Cuomo told The Post that he learned of the alleged bombshell deal between Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos and Cuomo just days ago, after suspecting for months that it existed. Lawler said he found out about the alleged Skelos-Cuomo arrangement from a...
  • NYT: GOP ESTABLISHMENT GEARS UP FOR CIVIL WAR AGAINST TEA PARTY

    11/08/2014 6:22:18 PM PST · by Viennacon · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/2014 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON As most Republicans were taking a victory lap the morning after the elections, a group of conservatives huddled anxiously in a conference room not far from Capitol Hill and agreed that now is the time for confrontation, not compromise and conciliation. Despite Republicans ascension to Senate control and an expanded House majority, many conservatives from the partys activist wing fear that congressional leaders are already being too timid with President Obama. They do not want to hear that government shutdowns are off the table or that repealing the Affordable Care Act is impossible two things Republican leaders...
  • Has the Tea Party been tamed?

    11/07/2014 11:02:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | November 6, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe and Ben Kamisar
    Establishment Republicans are crowing that their resounding wins Tuesday night repudiated the Tea Partys insistence that ideological purity is key to electoral success. But dont tell that to conservatives, who arent admitting defeat. In fact, theyre claiming victory on the issues, if not for the candidates themselves, and pledging future fights to hold the GOP-led Senate accountable if senators stray from their campaign promises. Every single Republican ran as a conservative, Brent Bozell, chairman of ForAmerica, told The Hill. Name me one moderate issue that won. Moderation was defeated everywhere. The numbers dont bear that out. The national party made...
  • McConnell: If Rand Paul runs for president, 'he'll be able to count on me'

    11/07/2014 10:28:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | November 7, 2013 | Sam Youngman
    LOUISVILLE There were only two things Mitch McConnell didn't want to talk about Thursday whether he will run for re-election in 2020 and his eventual legacy. In his first one-on-one interview since his landslide re-election to a sixth term and his expected ascendance to U.S. Senate majority leader, McConnell talked at length with the Herald-Leader about how he wants to use his new role to help Kentucky, a possible run for president by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and the conventional wisdom that McConnell is unpopular. McConnell, relaxed and in a great mood in his Louisville home, wouldn't say...
  • Boehner: Time For Gop-led Congress To Deal With Immigration

    11/06/2014 4:07:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/14 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said it is time for a Republican-led Congress to move an immigration bill forward, so long as President Obama doesn't "burn himself" by enacting executive amnesty before the end of the year. -snip- Referring to immigration, Boehner also said that "it is time for the Congress of the United States to deal with a very difficult issue in our society." He noted that immigration has become a "political football" over the last ten years and said it is his personal belief that "it's just time to deal with this."
  • Megadonor: Tea Party 'ruined' GOP

    11/05/2014 9:36:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/5/14 | JOSEPH LAWLER
    The Tea Party has "completely captivated and ruined" the Republican Party, and will doom the party's chances of reclaiming the presidency unless it is checked, says Jon Huntsman, Sr. The billionaire and one-time adviser to President Richard Nixon weighed in on the state of the GOP Tuesday in an interview with Yahoo Finance. He recommended that the party turn to a candidate such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or his son, Jon Huntsman, Jr., the former governor of Utah and U.S. ambassador to China who ran in the Republican primary for the 2012 nomination and was widely perceived as...
  • Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

    11/05/2014 2:03:11 PM PST · by TBP · 48 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | November 5th, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf
    As we wake up today and survey a landscape littered with the corpses of Democrat political careers, it is worth remembering that many people predicted that this day would never come, all because of Ted Cruz. Throughout the last two years, Cruz has been one of the few Republicans who has not been afraid of his own shadow in the Senate, and virtually the only one to publicly stick his neck out in favor of doing anything. And at every step of the way he was scolded by his alleged political betters for damaging the GOP brand. When Cruz stood...
  • Now That The GOP Has Won, What Does It Stand For?

    11/05/2014 6:57:21 AM PST · by Abakumov · 45 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    After billions in attack ads that turned the approval ratings of almost every candidate, in both parties, upside down, Republicans have taken control of Congress. Why did Democrats fall like dominoes? Easy. Theirs is the Party of Government. And government is failing. And their leader Obama projects diffidence and incompetence. National surveys also show that large majorities believe America is heading in the wrong direction, that our children will not have it as good as we did, and that the United States is in a long-term decline. Measuring the performance of Obama against the promise, America is voting for another...
  • Joe Biden: Ready to compromise

    11/03/2014 6:17:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | 11/3/14 6:52 AM EST Updated: 11/3/14 7:18 AM EST Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/j | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Vice President Joe Biden says he expects congressional Republicans to work to get things done if they win control of the Senate and he notes the White House is prepared to give a little. In an interview with CNN released on Monday, Biden said that while he still expects the Democrats to retain Senate control, he believes a Republican-controlled Senate will move beyond obstructionism. [G]oing into 2016, the Republicans have to make a decision whether theyre in control or not in control, the vice president told Gloria Borger. Are they going to begin to allow things to happen? Or...
  • The Pyrrhic Victory: Tuesday Could End the GOP

    11/03/2014 8:06:04 AM PST · by Bratch · 81 replies
    Breitbart: The Conversation ^ | November 2, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Some prominent Republicans seem to be feeling their oats, assuming what are sometimes infamously referred to as "RINOs" orRepublicans in name onlyby the Conservative GOP base, eat oats, of course. Mitt Romney is merely channeling Jeb Bushherein an increasingly obvious last-minute GOP establishment gesture to reach out to Hispanics, perhaps especially in Colorado, as we move closer to election day. On "Fox News Sunday, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) said a Republican-led Senate would pass new, stronger legislation on immigration reform. To be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the GOP welcoming more and more Hispanics into a Right-leaning fold....
  • Why You Shouldnt Vote

    11/02/2014 5:33:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 883 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Look, Im not going to lie to you your vote matters. But lets be honest, there are Republicans on the ballot who arent very conservative. Most of them dont agree with me on everything and surely dont agree with you on everything. In fact, many of them are downright awful. So if you find yourself in a state where the Senate race is close, and you dont like some of the things the Republican candidate stands for just stay home. A message must be sent: We conservatives could not beat all the people we dont like in the...
  • Conservatives ready to give leaders hell (Clean border security bill w/o Amnesty, H1B flood)

    10/29/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/14 | LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER
    Conservatives in Congress are drawing up their wish list for a Republican Senate, including pure bills, like a full repeal of Obamacare, border security and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline unlikely to win over many Democrats and sure to torment GOP leaders looking to prove they can govern. Interviews with more than a dozen conservative lawmakers and senior aides found a consensus among the right wing of the Republican Party: If Republicans take the Senate, they want to push an agenda they believe was hamstrung by the Democratic-controlled chamber, even if their bills end up getting vetoed by...
  • Is it time for Mississippi conservatives to teach the GOPe a lesson and vote for Travis Childers?

    10/28/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 185 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/30/14 | gawken
    First, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: It is the stated position of Erick and the mods that Red State advocates voting for the most conservative candidate in the primaries, and the Republican in the general election. I agree with that, and it is not my intent here to troll or disrupt. Anyone who has read my earlier diaries knows that. However, if those in charge feel this diary strays over the line, they should take it down. People, this is MISSISSIPPI. This is totally different. What has happened here is an abomination. Everyone here knows what was...
  • Any GOP 'Landslide' NOT a Boehner Endorsement, Rather Sharp Repudiation of the Regime He's Enabled

    10/23/2014 6:21:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Republican 'leadership' has never delivered ANYthing since the Tea Party right put them in power four years ago, and Boehner himself has been so ineffective as an 'opposition' figure, many have wondered aloud whether theWhite House isblackmailing him... The Speaker has spoken a good game -pretending to be angry with Obama, even orchestrated a charade of suing the president- but no matter what kind of act he's tried to put on for conservatives, he and other RINOs like him have openly attempted to 'destroy' the Tea Party right while refusing to utilize congressional power-of-the-purse to confront the reckless 'progressive'...
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. Its almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • John Warner(R) stars in Mark Warner(D) ad

    10/16/2014 4:23:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Racheal Weiner
    Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) is bringing in some heavy artillery in favor of his campaign. Former U.S. senator John W. Warner, a five-term Republican who retired in 2009, is appearing on television in support of his Democratic successor. In Congress to get things done you gotta have the guts to cross the aisle and reach bipartisan agreement, John Warner tells the camera. Thats what I did, thats what Mark Warner does today. While we come from different parties, we both believe in putting Virginia first. I know Mark Warner. Hes decisive, experienced and has courage. The end of the...
  • Hold Your Nose to Vote But For Goodness Sake, Don't Stay Home

    10/16/2014 5:56:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 128 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10-16-14 | Alicia Colon
    As the days trickle down to a precious few before Election Day, I have become increasingly depressed by the comments I've read on several conservative forums. There are way too many conservatives expressing dissatisfaction with the GOP candidates running next month and in the possible lineup in 2016. They say before they vote for a RINO, they'd rather stay home. There was a time when I would have admired their principled position but not this year. It is vitally important that the Republicans take over the Senate because the sad fact is that President Obama would never have been able...
  • Kansas Dem Gov. Candidate Boasts 500 Top GOPers Now Back Him

    10/14/2014 3:01:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Daniel Strauss
    Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis said Tuesday that the list of top Republicans in the state has increased from 100 to 500 members. Davis made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday, accompanied by the leaders of the group of Republicans who support Davis and oppose Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, according to the Lawrence Journal-World. The conference was to highlight the support Davis has begun to receive from 180 ex lawmakers and 360 educators, community leaders, and business leaders who are part of the group, Republicans for Kansas Values. As TPM previously noted, in July the more...
  • Ratchet Down the RINO Rhetoric (Syrup of ipecac not needed)

    10/12/2014 1:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2014 | Doris O'Brien
    The presidential election is two years distant, but that hasnt stopped some in the GOP from already deciding who would make acceptable Republican candidates and who would not, based on their perceived degree of fidelity to conservative principles. The arbiters have all but hung a sign in the 2016 window of opportunity that reads, NO RINOS NEED APPLY. It seems almost unconscionable for this assessment to be ballyhooed even as we find ourselves in the midst of a crucial election to determine the leadership of the U.S. Senate, and the direction of Americas future. Certainly, this would seem to be...