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  • 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 the White House is blackmailing 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. “It’s 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. “That’s what I did, that’s what Mark Warner does today. While we come from different parties, we both believe in putting Virginia first. I know Mark Warner. He’s 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 · 18 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 hasn’t 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 America’s future. Certainly, this would seem to be...
  • Greenville GOP Coup

    10/09/2014 10:01:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 10/8/14
    Republican Party has – in years past – been fairly aggressive when it comes to rebuking liberal “Republicans” like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. That’s about to change, though … This week, a seismic shift within the party took place … as a key opponent of Graham was ousted from the organization. Former executive committeeman Bill Rhodes was unceremoniously booted from the Greenville GOP for “disloyalty” – namely refusing to support Graham’s candidacy. Two other executive committee members resigned from the party in protest of the way Rhodes was treated. Meanwhile another local Republican committeeman – Joshua Cook – was threatened...
  • gop's big idea: let's not have a wave election

    10/08/2014 10:50:04 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Ann Coulter
    On Monday, The Washington Times reported on the Homeland Security Inspector General's finding that detention facilities for illegal border-crossers are teeming with diseases because the guests don't know how to take medicine or use toilets. By Tuesday, there were more than 1,000 comments. That's a lot of comments. Articles on ISIS usually get between five and 100 comments. True, a month ago, a CNN poll reported that 90 percent of Americans said they believed ISIS was a direct threat to the United States. What else could they say? You'd feel awfully silly if you told a CNN pollster ISIS wasn't...
  • Priebus: GOP Must Win Senate—But He’s Not Worried It Won’t

    10/05/2014 11:23:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 05 Oct 2014 12:00 PM | Greg Richter
    Republicans have to take control of the Senate in the November 4 midterm elections or they will have failed in their mission, says Reince Priebus, chairman of Republican National Committee. But, he told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday, he isn’t concerned. “The question for us is, are we going to win with six, seven or eight seats?” Priebus said. …
  • Winning or Whining With Tea Party In 2014

    10/05/2014 9:08:17 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 78 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-4-2014 | Keli Carender
    "...Take note: Instead of working to get out the vote, educate voters, and advance Republican and conservative principles in key states, and fire up the base, the establishment has already thrown in the towel. They are trying to shape a narrative about why their candidates lost instead of making sure their candidates win. Their narrative is that tea partiers are… what were those words you used, David? Oh yes. Tea partiers are naďve, sophomoric, and stupid, and this trifecta of character flaws will cause us to behave like petulant children."
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isn’t crazy about other potential Republican candidates’ positions, and that he’s been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “I’ve strongly encouraged him to give it a look,” McCain told the Standard. “I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guys—I like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • GOP plans to honor budget deal, even if Republicans win Senate

    10/05/2014 5:38:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/5/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    House Republican appropriators say they will follow the two-year budget deal reached after the 2013 government shutdown regardless of who wins control of the Senate in November’s elections. Winning the Senate would give the GOP more leverage in spending fights with the administration, but GOP lawmakers have signaled they don't want to open a new bruising war over spending by rolling back the 2013 budget deal, in which Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) agreed to spending caps for the government for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years. On the cusp of an election that could deliver...
  • Romney: It’s Time For Obama ‘To Apologize To America’

    10/04/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | October 3, 2014 7:54 AM
    A victory by Terri Lynn Land in Michigan’s Senate race in November is important to winning back Republican control of the chamber, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters during a GOP rally Thursday in his native state. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, said it has been a tough time for the country since that election. “It’s time for him to apologize to America,” Romney said of Obama, speaking to several hundred GOP supporters. But, Romney said, “Help is on the way” in the person of Land, who “will make...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-10-04 : 11 GOP Principles for America

    10/04/2014 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 39 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-10-04 | Newt Gingrich
    . October 4, 2014 Newt Gingrich : 11 GOP Principles for America ===================================================== Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus gave a very good speech yesterday focused on 11 principles for American renewal. They are eleven positive statements about what Republicans believe we must do about the challenges confronting America. Take a look at his list of Republican principles below. How many do you agree with? 1. Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.2. We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity. 3. We need to pass a...
  • Surprise! Jeb Bush Wins New Backer: George P. Bush

    10/03/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/2/14 | LAURA MECKLER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a 2016 favorite of many establishment Republicans, reiterated that he will make a decision by the end of the year about whether to run for president. “It’s related to whether it’s the right thing for my family, and whether I can do it with joy in my heart,” he said in a brief interview Wednesday. He was in Texas to campaign with his son, George P. Bush, who is expected to be elected Texas land commissioner. Gov. Bush’s closest advisers have been quietly spreading the word that party strategists and fundraisers should avoid committing to...
  • Republican candidates are retreating from debates on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception

    10/01/2014 4:53:44 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 9/30/14 | William Saletan
    ne month before the midterms, the general election debates are underway. Aiming at a broad electorate, candidates are looking for issues where the public agrees with them and dodging issues where they might lose votes. Democrats aren’t talking much about President Obama, and nobody’s gloating about the economy. But on social issues, the tide of cowardice is running the other way: Republicans are mumbling, cringing, and ducking. They don’t want the election to be about these issues, even in red states. Let’s take a look at some recent encounters. Watch the Democrats attack and the Republicans squirm.
  • God Save Us from the Loud ‘I’m Staying Home This Year’ Conservatives

    10/01/2014 3:18:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 777 replies
    National Review-Campaign Spot ^ | 9-30-2014 | Jim Geraghty
    NATIONAL REVIEW SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 12:34 PM God Save Us from the Loud 'I'm Staying Home This Year' Conservatives By Jim Geraghty A few thoughts from the middle of the day . . . God save us from self-professed "conservatives" who will announce they'll stay home on Election Day as a demonstration of their power. Because as we all know, you become more influential in politics and government and public life by staying home and doing less. .... Does the "I'm staying home" crowd apply this to everything in life? "I don't like the way the company is run, so...
  • Jeb Bush says GOP would ‘fix a few big things’

    09/29/2014 9:29:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2014 10:56 PM EDT | Roxana Hegeman
    Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate and “fix a few big things” in Washington. […] “This is the most pessimistic America has ever been,” Bush told a $100-a-plate fundraiser, adding that pessimism makes it hard to move forward as a nation. Americans are feeling negative because their son or daughter has graduated for college with student loan debt and cannot find a job, or they...
  • GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

    09/28/2014 1:45:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 131 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2014 1:33 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House? Congress’ persistent gridlock is due largely, but not entirely, to the current power split in the two chambers. But even if Republicans add Senate control to their safe House majority, big legislative roadblocks will remain. President Barack Obama still can veto legislation. Should Democrats lose six or more Senate seats, ceding the majority, they can use the power of the filibuster to thwart dozens of GOP initiatives. Republicans have employed this tactic from the minority side....
  • Got a Fund Raising Email from Mitt Romney today

    09/27/2014 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Windflier · 68 replies
    Email ^ | 27 September 2014 | National Republican Congressional Committee
    Fund raising email from 27 September 2014: We’re down to crunch time, Fellow Conservative. This is serious. With a crucial fundraising deadline only 4 days away, the NRCC needs your help to reach this month’s goal. These goals aren’t just arbitrary numbers, they are important mile markers, indicating whether or not our conservative candidates will have the resources needed to defeat their liberal opponents. I asked Congressional Republicans how I could help. They asked me to reach back out to you directly and ask for a contribution of $50, or whatever you can afford today. Month after month, the Democrats...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • Schodorf endorsed by traditional Republicans for Common Sense (former Republican, now Democrat)

    09/23/2014 10:50:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    ksn.com ^ | 9/23/14 | Ryan Newton
    TOPEKA, Kansas – On Tuesday morning, the Traditional Republicans for Common Sense announced their endorsement of Jean Schodorf for the position of Kansas Secretary of State. The announcement took place in Topeka on the south steps of the Kansas Capitol Building. Traditional Republicans for Common Sense isled by over 70 former Republican elected officials with more than 700 years of combined experience representing Kansas at the state and national level. Their endorsement is the latest in the line of groups who have made public their commitment to Schodorf’s run for Kansas Secretary of State this fall. Others include: · Kansas...
  • Giffords’ group applauds Republican pushing for gun control

    09/19/2014 8:55:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Michele Richinick
    In its fourth advertisement released this week, a pro-gun control group applauded a Republican congressman’s efforts to reduce gun violence. Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was critically wounded in a shooting outside of a supermarket in 2011, is urging Pennsylvanians to vote for GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in November’s election. As the narrator explains in the 30-second spot, “Not Afraid to Lead,” the incumbent congressman has attempted to encourage his colleagues — both Republicans and Democrats — in Washington to pass stricter gun control measures. Last year, Fitzpatrick co-sponsored a...
  • Young conservatives stump for a gay-friendly GOP

    09/17/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 57 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LAURA MYERS
    Conservative Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of Las Vegas invited a few extra guests Tuesday night to the regular pasta dinners she has for constituents. The meal was the last official stop for a group of young conservatives traveling the country — visiting battleground states such as Nevada first — as part of a $1 million campaign to get the national Republican Party to support gay marriage in its party platform in 2016. The group has been to Iowa and New Hampshire. South Carolina is the next stop. Nevada already is ahead of the curve, said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of...
  • House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck

    09/09/2014 10:54:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/9/14 | Erick Erickson
    House Republicans are preparing a continuing resolution to keep the government open. In doing so, they’ve decided to be total sluts for K Street and Wall Street. The Crony Capitalists, emboldened by the Chamber of Commerce’s help during primary season, are doing some very unusual things. Here’s what I hear is happening. First, they will reauthorize the Ex-Im bank, which is something K Street is desperate to see happen. Second, current reports are that they will spend more than the original Paul Ryan — Patti Murray deal that had included a tax hike. However, that is subject to change. Third,...
  • GOP prepares 100 day agenda for takeover of Senate

    09/12/2014 6:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-12-14 | Miller
    Senate Republicans are preparing an agenda for their first 100 days in power next year in case they win majority control of the upper chamber, The Hill reported. The agenda includes authorizing the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, approving “fast-track” trade authority, rolling back new Environmental Protection Agency regulations and repealing Obamacare’s unpopular tax on medical devices. Republican senators insisted they were not “measuring the drapes” in anticipation of a wave election sweeping them into power after years in the minority. “We will have to be prepared if we are in a position to govern,” Sen. Bob Corker said. “You...
  • Obama's unconstitutional power grab and his RINO enablers (Grahamnesty, McCain, Adelson)

    09/10/2014 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Javeth · 1 replies
    Vanity
    Even the lamestream media now is having to admit that Obama has grossly overstepped his constitutional bounds as president, and grudgingly admitting that the House GOP's lawsuit against him has some merit, yet any organized attempt to investigate such constitutional abuses is being stifled. The Obama administration's IRS "loses" more and more essential E-mails about the pressuring of conservative groups-- a classic tactic of KGB thugs-- yet gets away with it. The administration's NSA digs up dirt on politicians to twist their arms, yet they get away with it. Then Obama's lackeys go so far as to in effect smuggle...
  • How ‘Establishment’ Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

    09/10/2014 7:40:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 9/10/14 | Emily Cahn and Abby Livingston
    Earlier this year, House Republicans had 12 potential problems that stood in the way of extending their majority. A dozen primaries could ruin the House GOP’s prospects by electing unpalatable nominees in otherwise competitive races. But when primary season concluded Tuesday, House Republicans had essentially run the table with their party’s picks, nominating the strongest general election candidate in nearly every hot race in 2014. Republican and Democratic operatives credit the success to a handful of factors, including intervention from outside groups, self-funding candidates and — in some cases — luck. For the National Republican Congressional Committee, this started by...
  • To get immigration reform, elect a Republican

    09/08/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/8/14 | Ruben Navarrette
    Now that President Barack Obama has broken his promise to take executive action on immigration, and put off the thorny issue until after the midterm elections -- and I predict, for the remainder of his presidency -- many immigration reform advocates are angry, surprised and disappointed. -snip- Once you see through the political fog on the immigration debate, you realize that Republican presidents are a better bet for delivering reform. Three reasons: First, ignore what politicians say and watch what they do. Democrats campaign as soft on illegal immigrants, but they're tough on them once in office. Republicans campaign as...
  • Should Mitch McConnell Be Next Senate Majority Leader? Cruz Won’t Say

    09/07/2014 1:35:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 179 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | Sep 7, 2014 2:43pm | Benjamin Bell
    In an interview with ABC News, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, predicted his party would reclaim the Democratic-controlled Senate in November, but he declined to endorse current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as the party leader should there be a transfer of power in the upper chamber of Congress.. . . . .But when asked if he would endorse McConnell — currently embroiled in a tight race for his Kentucky Senate seat — as Senate majority leader, the Texas Republican said that is a decision that would be made “when the time is right.”“Well, that will be a decision for...
  • Moderate Republicans can neutralize right wingers

    09/03/2014 5:09:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    Since 2012, Americans’ approval of their Congress has fallen to levels not seen in modern times. No longer does the average citizen believe that his children will live a life better than he has. What happened? The election of a class of far-right Republicans running in gerrymandered districts, coupled with the current House Speaker’s commitment to the unconstitutional “Hastert rule,” has allowed this anti-government minority to distort the character of the Grand Old Party, render its moderate members powerless and bring the normal functioning of the entire government to a virtual standstill. In the last few years, the United States...
  • James Carville: Romney Will Run Again in 2016

    08/29/2014 1:50:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 09:20 PM | Greg Richter
    Democratic strategist James Carville believes two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney will go for a third try in 2016, even though the 2012 GOP nominee has said he won’t seek the nation’s top office again. “He’s run for president twice. I once noted that running for president was like having sex: No one did it once and forgot about it,” Carville said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” …
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

    08/14/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rex W. Huppke
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value.. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art forms, and the American people have made it clear they rate Congress only slightly more favorably than "scorpions in pants." The president isn't viewed much better, with an approval rating hovering around a dismal 40 percent. There's ample blame to go around — leftward, rightward, centerward (which isn't a word, but should be) — but a new poll homes in on...
  • Lack of immigration reform could hurt baby-boomer retirees, Graham says

    08/07/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 8/7/14 | Schuyler Kropf
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says America's retirement system could be at risk unless the nation's immigration problems get fixed. In a speech to a Charleston business group, Graham said the U.S.'s graying population means there will be fewer workers in the job stream to keep stocking stressed government budget and benefit accounts, including Social Security. And if the future economy includes millions of illegal workers who don't pay in, then benefits that a growing numbers of Americans will depend on for retirement will become even more drained, he said, pointing at an expected "tsunami" of retirements by 80 million Baby...
  • Gov’t expects to borrow $192B in 3Q, $187B in 4Q

    08/04/2014 10:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2014 3:59 PM EDT
    The U.S. Treasury Department has raised by $22 billion its estimate of what it needs to borrow in the third quarter to keep the government operating. Treasury said Monday that it expects to borrow $192 billion in the July-September period, up from an estimate of $170 billion announced in April. The borrowing increase is mainly due to the government taking in less in revenue than previously expected. Treasury also said it expects to borrow $187 billion in the fourth quarter of the year. …
  • Poll: Registered Voters Want A Republican House AND Senate

    08/03/2014 3:47:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:58 AM 08/03/2014 | Katie Frates
    Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a majority of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate. Respondents were first asked if they thought Congress had been very productive, somewhat productive, somewhat unproductive or very unproductive. 50 percent of registered voters said they thought Congress had been very unproductive, with only 3 percent saying Congress had been very productive. Even though the 50 percent who think Congress was very unproductive are in part talking about the Republican House, they don’t want the...
  • NRA Backs Lamar Alexander Against Pro-2A Tea Partier Joe Carr

    07/31/2014 12:40:08 PM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 42 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 7/30/14 | Staff Written, no by line
    Once again we have to ask, what the hell is the NRA up to?
  • Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

    07/28/2014 10:41:47 AM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month. Carr has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham for the August 7th primary. And Carr has been relentlessly hammering Alexander for voting for the Senate's amnesty bill even after law enforcement officials warned Alexander that it would lure more illegal immigrants from Central America. Nearly every one of close to 450 comments beneath Huckabee's announcement on his Facebook page blasts Huckabee for supporting Alexander. One Huckabee fan said, "We...
  • Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

    07/23/2014 6:28:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 9:11 AM EDT
    As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have “gone off the rails” and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office. The mixed messages aim to cast Obama as being above the fray even as he embarks on one of his most intense fundraising sprees for the Democratic Party. “I’m not overly partisan,” he insisted Tuesday before 250 donors in a well-to-do lakefront neighborhood in Seattle. “The problem is not the Republican Party per se. The problem is...
  • The Pink Elephant in the Room: Eyes on Gay Republican Candidates

    07/22/2014 9:41:05 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 07/17/2014 | Scott Shackford
    The existence of gay Republicans is hardly a new phenomenon. The Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for gay men and women within the party, was founded back in 1977 in California. But every so often, the existence of gay conservatives gets media attention, particularly during election cycles. In more recent years, gay conservatives have been getting more attention as the Republican Party struggles with its identity. American opinion has shifted significantly to support top issues among gays and lesbians, particularly in support of marriage recognition. Support for gay marriage among evangelical Christians has doubled over the past decade, according to...
  • Republican Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) announces support for gay marriage

    07/22/2014 4:45:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/21/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) announced his support for gay marriage Monday, saying that he believes it is "fully appropriate" for a state to recognize both same-sex marriages and "traditional" ones, even though he, as a Christian, believes in the the latter. When asked by The Washington Post whether he supports gay marriage, in light of a Florida judge's decision last week to overturn the state's ban, Jolly said that his personal views on marriage are that it should be limited to one man and one woman. But, he added, states should not be defining the "sanctity" of marriage.
  • How To Run Against ObamaCare. Draw attention to the ACA's pernicious effects on ordinary Americans.

    07/19/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    WSJ/Rove ^ | July 17, 2014 | Karl Rove
    But GOP candidates can't simply rely on attacking Democrats for having voted for ObamaCare or, in the case of nonincumbents, supporting it. They should draw attention to the law's pernicious effects on ordinary Americans. By humanizing ObamaCare's shortfalls through stories from ordinary people, Republicans will help explode the myth of liberal competence and compassion, keep this issue fresh through the fall and cause voters to hold Democrats accountable at the polls.
  • HILLARY CLINTON PRAISES GOP ESTABLISHMENT, BIG BUSINESS FOR TAKING ON TEA PARTY

    07/18/2014 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton thanked the Republican establishment and its big business allies for taking on the Tea Party and defeating conservative candidates like Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's June runoff. In a Thursday interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, Clinton said tea partiers and conservatives needed to be reined in. And she said it was about time the GOP establishment got a "wake-up call from the big business wing" that wants to continue the bipartisan big government policies that have made Washington, D.C.'s suburbs the country's wealthiest "boomtown." "Finally, the Republican establishment and their business supporters have woken up," Clinton said, noting...
  • Conservatives ready final salvo in war with GOP establishment

    07/17/2014 12:53:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Bloodied but unbowed after a largely unsuccessful primary season, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) isn’t backing down in the final months of the midterms. The group on Thursday launched radio and television ads in Kansas highlighting questions over where Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) lives, making a final play in the group's last remaining incumbent primary. It endorsed Roberts's challenger, radiologist Milton Wolf, but he has thus far failed to pick up much traction against the senator. Both spots hit Roberts on the national debt and ObamaCare, and they feature a clip of Roberts commenting in a recent interview that, "Every...
  • Reid: Southern border is secure

    07/16/2014 1:13:36 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies. "The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala...
  • Democrats scour records for provocative comments

    07/14/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 7:09 AM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements. It worked like a charm for Democrats in 2012 when Republican candidates in Indiana and Missouri blew winnable Senate races after provocative comments on rape and abortion. But with less than four months until the 2014 election, Democrats are still waiting for new bombshells and growing more anxious about the lack of incendiary material as they try to hold enough Senate seats to keep control of the chamber. Party researchers are...
  • Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage

    07/12/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:18 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig
    Deep in the nation’s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America’s families and politics for years. While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition- in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is a dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by...
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2014 | GOPUSA Staff
    A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote, saying the conversations he claimed he had with Cochran campaign staffers Kirk Sims and Amanda Shook were "hypothetical" and the interview with Johnson was edited.
  • Jason Chaffetz: Mitt Romney will run —and win

    07/07/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 7, 2014 | Nick Gass
    At least one House Republican thinks Mitt Romney will make another run for the White House in 2016 — and this time, he says the 2012 runner-up will emerge victorious. “I think he actually is gonna run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday. Chaffetz also backed the former Massachusetts governor early in the GOP nomination process for 2012. “A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he’s set out to do. I think he’s proven right on...
  • Black Democrats look to Cochran on voting rights

    07/05/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2014 4:04 AM EDT | Bill Barrow and Emily Wagster Pettus
    After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. […] Cochran angered some conservatives with his unabashed appeal to Democrats in the June 24 runoff election against state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who eked out a win with the support of tea party groups in the state’s primary...