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  • Narrow support for Trump (Massachusetts)

    10/11/2015 10:37:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Westborough News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Zachary Comeau, Daily News Staff
    At an event in Norwood in August, real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embraced Maureen Maloney, the mother of Matthew Denise of Milford. In August 2011, Denise was killed on his motorcycle when he was hit and dragged by a pickup truck driven by a drunken man, here in the country illegally. Denise was dragged a quarter mile, authorities said. His death became a lightning rod on the subject of undocumented immigrants. “Will you close the borders?” an emotional Maloney asked Trump at the event via an arranged meeting. Trump replied, “We’ll get them closed, believe...
  • ‘Sanctuary cities’ divide GOP (Jeff Flake, Mike Lee, Dean Heller attempting to derail bill)

    10/11/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Jordain Carney
    A battle over “sanctuary cities” is dividing Senate Republicans. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up legislation that would crack down on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law. But its unclear whether the bill can get through the Senate — and not just because of opposition from Democrats. In addition to limiting federal money for sanctuary cities, Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) bill would increase the amount of prison time an undocumented immigrant could serve if they re-enter the United States after having previously been deported. Conservatives like his plan, but it has drawn opposition from Sens. Jeff...
  • After call on House speakership, Romney calls Ryan 'man of ideas'

    10/10/2015 8:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/9/15 | Steve Holland
    Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a "man of ideas." "I wouldn't presume to tell Paul what to do, but I do know that he is a man of ideas who is driven to see them applied for the public good," Romney said in a statement provided to Reuters after he spoke by telephone with Ryan, who is being urged to run for the top House post.
  • RINOs in Full Panic Thanks to Freedom Caucus Fighting

    10/09/2015 4:23:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 10/9/15 | Mark Levin
    The RINOs and their media surrogates are in full panic. Laughable. The sky isn't falling. Their power and agenda are being challenged. Kevin McCarthy was unfit to be speaker on many levels. Perhaps the process will deliver the people a decent leader. Conservatives should be open to looking outside the House for the next speaker as well. Thanks to the Freedom Caucus for fighting! Listen to Levin >>> - See more at:
  • Ellmers thanks lawmakers for 'prayers' amid affair rumors (Amnesty Pimp Renee denies affair)

    10/09/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/9/15 | Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    Rep. Renee Ellmers stood up in a private meeting of Republican lawmakers on Friday and thanked them for their "prayers and support" after they received “nasty emails” accusing her of having an extramarital affair with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to multiple sources in the room. She did not mention McCarthy (R-Calif.) by name, detail the content of the emails or provide any other information. Sources close to Ellmers and McCarthy say the accusation is unfounded, and assert that it is being spread by a discredited troublemaker. McCarthy has publicly denied that any personal problems were behind his stunning...
  • Conservatives: Don’t Get Suckered Into Backing A “Compromise” Speaker Who Is Boehner-Lite

    10/09/2015 7:32:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/9/2015 | CHQ Staff
    The sudden implosion of the supposedly inevitable ascension of establishment Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the office of Speaker of the House, now occupied by his mentor John Boehner, has shown the Capitol Hill Republican establishment to be a fragile edifice ready to collapse. Paul Ryan. Conservatives should not be suckered into propping it up any longer by abandoning their battle to elect principled conservatives to run the House of Representatives. But that is exactly what is going on in Washington right now as those establishment politicians who stand to lose out if new leadership is elected and...
  • Stranger Than Fiction

    10/03/2015 6:01:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Michael Obrendorf
    Something is very wrong in China Hong Kong-It’s been a while since I’ve commented on the Kafkaesque dreamscape that life has degenerated into of late. This happens occasionally, when it seems things can’t get any weirder, but they do. I drop back and watch, waiting to see if anybody does anything to make things better. Invariably, they never do. This time it’s been no different. In fact, things seem to be getting exponentially worse, with the supposed Good Guys aiding and abetting the Bad Guys like they were all on the same payroll. Oh…wait…they are. Never mind. The one bright...
  • Operatives for Jeb Bush ‘Super PAC’ Are Caught in the Act Twice (Digging dirt on Rubio, Kasich)

    10/02/2015 11:08:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/2/15 | Matt Flegenheimer
    As its favored candidate strains to improve languishing poll numbers, the “super PAC” supporting Jeb Bush is keeping busy. The group appears to be targeting two of Mr. Bush’s rivals who have gained a measure of traction with establishment Republicans: Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. The super PAC, Right to Rise, dispatched representatives to Ohio to scour documents related to Mr. Kasich at a public library in Westerville. “Jeb’s oppo team’s in OH now rifling thru my archives,” Mr. Kasich posted on Twitter on Thursday night. -snip- And in Iowa on Thursday, the...
  • McCarthy on How He Would Differ From Boehner: ‘I Won’t Be As Tanned’

    09/29/2015 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 10:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    A reporter on Tuesday asked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) how he would differ from John Boehner if McCarthy succeeds Boehner as House Speaker: “I won’t be as tanned,” McCarthy joked. “There’s a generational difference between us as well,” he added later. “I’m a little younger.” Speaking at a Republican leadership news conference on Capitol Hill, McCarthy praised Boehner as a “very good and decent man.” “We want to make sure that we’re closer to the people—that they feel this is their government, they’re in charge, and we serve them. Now, that’s not easy and it won’t change overnight....
  • Is Rep. Kevin McCarthy-John Boehner’s likely replacement-a RINO, moderate, sell-out or Stand-Up Guy?

    09/29/2015 8:25:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/15 | Doug Book
    After years of being frustrated by a spineless, weepy sell-out, conservatives are hardly looking forward to replacing House Speaker John Boehner with House Speaker John Boehner. Heading into the 2014 election, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor was looked upon as the sure thing replacement for Speaker Boehner who, according to an aide, was quietly hoping to step down. But Congressman Cantor became ex-Congressman Cantor after a stunning primary loss to Tea Party favorite, Dave Brat. Current Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the sole remaining member of the Republican Party triumvirate which had been vaulted to power in the historic, electoral...
  • The Revolution Has Begun

    09/28/2015 2:17:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Democrats shouldn't take glee in Boehner's ousting: the revolution is done messing around, and they are next. “You can almost see the circuits blowing.” – Neil Peart, in Far Cry It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it started, but with Speaker John Boehner’s resignation announcement, there’s no doubt the revolution has begun. Perhaps it was the first time you bookmarked the Drudge Report. Or maybe, when at the Drudge Report, you said: “Who is this Breitbart?” Eric Cantor’s primary loss to Dave Brat was certainly a moment when the revolution was stirring and produced tangible results rather than just internet...
  • John Boehner vs. the 'crazies': Should GOP just let tea party win?

    09/27/2015 9:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mark Sappenfield, Staff writer
    John Boehner is leaving as speaker because he can't control the tea party. Should the whole GOP give in? It has happened before. The Republican Party is barreling head-first toward a worst-case scenario – or is that a best-case scenario? The tea party wing of the party has essentially toppled House Speaker John Boehner. His replacement will almost certainly need the tea party's stamp of approval. Meanwhile, the Republican presidential campaign continues to confound the establishment. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz together have more support than all other Republican candidates combined, according to polls....
  • Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

    09/26/2015 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 3:27 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin
    The Republican Party’s conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner’s stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril. Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown. An emboldened conservative movement signals fresh trouble for White House candidates viewed by the party’s frustrated base as insufficiently committed to their cause. Chief among them is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Conservatives are on fire at the moment,” said Gary Bauer,...
  • Jerky John Boehner taken out by Americans weary of betrayal

    09/26/2015 10:10:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    What a jerk. Over and over John Boehner pleaded with his listeners to approve of his stance. “My job is to preserve the Institution.” Preserve the Institution? That is the role of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives? An oxymoron in and of itself. He just told us in spades what is wrong with this miserable, U.S. Congress. They care more about THEIR institution than they care about us, their bosses. In other words, Boehner is admitting he dropped the ball, big time. His Institution Preservation Society is not a society that cares about their elected duty, their...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • [Kevin] McCarthy's feet getting held to fire: FLASHBACK TO 2003

    09/25/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 8 replies
    Bakersfield California via news archives ^ | November 15, 2003 | VIC POLLARD
    We told you so. That's what conservative Republican leaders in Bakersfield are saying about GOP Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy after reading media descriptions of him as a moderate on abortion and other social issues. They say that's not the way McCarthy described himself when he ran as a conservative in last year's primary election against Bakersfield Councilman Mike Maggard. They didn't believe McCarthy then, and they say his two faces are now being exposed. McCarthy says they're all wet. No matter what the media says about him, he insists he is a anti-abortion conservative on social issues and he has the...
  • Rep. King: ‘This is a victory for the crazies’ (Peter King on Boehner resignation)

    09/25/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015, 11:47 am | Bradford Richardson
    Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) decision to resign from Congress at the end of October is “a victory for the crazies,” Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. “I’m disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies,” King told Newsday. “You can’t appease these people.” King said Boehner was resigning “to avoid putting the party through tumult” amid challenges to his leadership and an impending government shutdown. The Long Island Republican also told Reuters that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leading contender to replace Boehner as Speaker. …
  • McConnell needs to be next(Vanity)

    09/25/2015 6:53:18 AM PDT · by MARKUSPRIME · 29 replies
    This Irish spring, potato loving, lucky charms eating MF'er needs to go as well
  • Rep. Brat on GOP Leadership: ‘We’re Not Winning…I’d Give Them All F’s’

    09/22/2015 7:09:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2015 | 2:29 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) gave his own Republican congressional leadership a failing grade for not going “all in” to solve the nation’s fiscal problems and for not fighting President Obama’s executive overreach. “I’d give them all F’s. Fail. We did not fight. We didn’t win. My district sent me up here to score some points,” Brat said Friday after C-SPAN Washington Journal host Peter Slen asked the Tea Party-backed freshman congressman what he thought about House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership over the past year. Brat noted the Republican-controlled Congress’ failure to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of graphic undercover...
  • GOP leaders face tough test in Congress to keep gov’t open

    09/21/2015 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2015 4:54 AM EDT | Erica Werner and Andrew Taylor
    Congress’ Republican leaders face stark tests as they fight to keep the government open past month’s end, amid fears a shutdown could imperil their party’s White House ambitions. For House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, any wrong move could throw his very future into question, opening him to a threatened showdown vote on the floor of the House over whether he can remain in his job. If that happens, there is no certain outcome. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., must contend with the ambitions of several GOP presidential candidates. One of them, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, has made it...
  • NBC Poll: Trump More Popular Than Ever

    09/21/2015 1:52:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies ^ | September 20, 2015
    In the wake of the latest televised Republican presidential debate, New York businessman Donald Trump has more support than ever for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination, according to an NBC/Survey Monkey Poll released Sunday. According to the survey, Trump has the support of 29 percent of Republicans, up from 22 percent in July and August. Other contenders for the nomination are far behind Trump, according to NBC. Maryland pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is second with 14 percent. Carson has gained steadily in NBC polls, registering 7 percent in April, 8 percent in July, and 10 percent in August. Carly Fiorina,...
  • Michael Needham: ‘Donald Trump Is a Clown’ (Heritage Action CEO)

    09/18/2015 9:25:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 77 replies ^ | 07/19/2015
  • New Barrier for Immigrants: Texas Birth Certificate

    09/18/2015 4:41:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/17/2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    McALLEN, Tex. — At the Republican debate Wednesday and throughout the campaign, candidates led by Donald J. Trump have assailed illegal immigration, and some have questioned whether children who are born to immigrants in this country illegally should be considered American citizens. But here on the Texas border some communities are engaged in activities that go beyond talk, enforcing some of the toughest rules in the country limiting the types of ID parents can show to receive copies of birth certificates. The result has been a refusal to issue birth certificates to many of the Texas-born children of immigrants here...
  • McConnell tries to lower GOP expectations on spending (spending must always go up!)

    09/17/2015 3:55:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that he and the House Speaker are discussing a short-term government funding bill to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1. McConnell (R-Ky.) also warned his GOP colleagues that they are almost certainly going to have to accept spending levels above those in the 2011 Budget Control Act that introduced the sequester, the series of automatic cuts and ceilings meant to restrain federal spending. The GOP leader blamed Democrats for not allowing Republicans to move forward on any appropriations bills, which he said had delayed any progress. “And so we are inevitably going to...
  • What's at Stake in the Second Republican Debate: Full Panic in the GOP

    09/16/2015 7:47:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2015 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    If you imagine a scenario in which Donald Trump vanishes from the Republican presidential race, and isn’t replaced by an equally brash panderer—that is, where his supporters scatter to a variety of other second-choice candidates—then you can make the case that behind all the dirt Trump has kicked up, the Republican presidential field is basically healthy. Conservative Bloomberg View columnist Ramesh Ponnuru flirted with that argument at the end of August, by listing all the reasons Trump is unlikely to win the primaries, including the fact that “Republican elected officials would consolidate behind a consensus choice if Trump started winning...
  • How should Trump behave during tonight’s debates?

    09/16/2015 12:54:33 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 77 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 16, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a sequel to To bring America back we need to break some stuff. The mainstream media -- particularly CNN this evening -- as well as most of the Republican candidates, are out to eliminate Trump as a viable candidate. How can he turn their own long knives against them?It's reasonable to anticipate that Trump has a pretty good idea of what's likely to happen tonight and that he and his team have been making plans to win despite, or perhaps even because, of it. It is also reasonable to anticipate that the media and Republican establishment think they know how Trump will behave and are...
  • John Boehner a First Class DC Sleazebag

    09/16/2015 6:10:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/16/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    So as we all start another day in Paradise, and as we lick our wounds from yet another defeat by our House and Senate Republican majority, over the dastardly Iran deal, who is worse, John Boehner, or the House Republicans that keep him on as Speaker? A poster on a great thread about “The Donald Trump Show” is revealing some pathetic details about the tan man and where his fealty really lies. “In June, 1995, Boehner distributed campaign contributions from tobacco industry lobbyists ON THE HOUSE FLOOR (emp. added) as House members were weighing how to vote on tobacco subsidies....
  • The Republican establishment is in DEEP trouble

    09/15/2015 9:43:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/15 | Chris Cillizza
    A majority of Republican registered voters want either Donald Trump or Ben Carson to be their party's 2016 presidential nominee, according to two new national polls from the Washington Post-ABC News and the New York Times-CBS News. Let that sink in for a minute. Neither Trump, who made his name as a real estate mogul and reality star, nor Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, have run for any office prior to their presidential candidacies. Both men have staked the entirety of their campaigns on the idea that they are the furthest thing possible from a traditional politician. And it is...
  • How the GOP leadership hit rock bottom with its base

    09/15/2015 3:27:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 9/14/15 | W. James Antle III
    When conservatives held a Washington, D.C., rally last week in opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, which names do you suppose inspired the loudest boos from the crowd? Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and John Kerry would be good guesses. So would Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But none of those are the right answer. Instead, it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, the two most important Republican leaders in Washington, who seemed to get the loudest boos. When Dave Brat, who won his Virginia congressional seat by beating then-House Majority Leader...
  • Perry exits: A sad sign of our politics

    09/14/2015 7:41:36 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sep 13 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry exited the presidential race on Friday in the same manner in which he conducted his second presidential race, with maturity, largeness of spirit and devotion to conservative policies that improve the lives of all Americans.
  • Obama Gains Enough Senate Votes to Block Iran Deal Opposition

    09/08/2015 11:44:08 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 29 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama has earned enough Democratic votes in the Senate to filibuster a Senate effort to block the Iran nuclear deal, if necessary. On Monday, Sens Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) , Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) , and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced their support for the deal, tallying enough votes to successfully filibuster the deal. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the deal in a surprise defection from Obama, citing Iran’s support of terrorism and the death of American soldiers. “This regime has shown no signs that its deplorable behavior will change, and this deal does nothing to...
  • Homeland Security Cmte: ‘More U.S.-Based Jihadist Terror Cases in 2015 Than in Any Full...

    09/04/2015 5:50:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/4/15 | Michael W Chapman
    The “Terror Threat Snapshot” for August 2015, released by the majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, states the terror threat level in America is high and “getting steadily worse,” and that there have been “more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.”The “Terror Threat Snapshot” also reported that the Islamic State “is fueling the Islamist terror” globally; that Islamist terrorists “are intent on killing law enforcement” officers and U.S. troops, as well as civilians; and that 25,000 fighters from 100 countries have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State.In...
  • Donald Trump Says He'll Decide on Third Party Bid Soon

    08/29/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    Trump told reporters following a speech in Nashville Saturday that he's going to make a decision "very soon." He says he thinks the decision will make a lot of people "very happy." Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. He says it gives him leverage.
  • Obama calls on Congress to pass budget without drama

    08/28/2015 3:33:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 6:15 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama is highlighting good economic news during a period of wildly erratic stock markets to make the case the United States remains an anchor of global strength. […] Obama is warning lawmakers not to keep the economy hostage over what he describes as ideological demands. He also says Congress will eventually pass the budget, so “let’s just do it without too much drama.” …
  • Kiss Of Death: Disgraced Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor To Head Bush's Campaign In Virgina

    08/28/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.
  • Trump has supported nearly all of Obama’s economic policy agenda

    08/27/2015 11:39:41 PM PDT · by z taxman · 279 replies
    Redstate Diaries ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | Southernconstitutionalist
    <p>“I identify with some things as a Democrat…I was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don’t think the Democrats would have done that.”</p>
  • Eric Cantor to endorse Jeb Bush

    08/27/2015 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 08-27-2015 | Mike Allen
    The former House majority leader will also be named a Virginia state co-chair of Bush's presidential campaign.
  • Jeb Bush taps Eric Cantor as co-chair of Virginia efforts

    08/27/2015 5:01:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    Eric Cantor will be named as one of Jeb Bush’s three co-chairs in Virginia, marking a high-profile return to the national political scene for the former House majority leader who lost his seat in stunning fashion during last year’s primary election. Former Virginia Secretary of Health Kay Cole James and former Virginia Lt. Gov. John Hager will round out the leadership team for Mr. Bush’s 2016 GOP presidential campaign in The Old Dominion. The news comes ahead of Mr. Bush’s scheduled town hall meeting Friday at VFW Post 4809 in Norfolk. Mr. Cantor, in a statement, called Mr. Bush “a...
  • Glenn Beck Won’t Support Trump if He’s Nominee… Believes Rubio Better Candidate…

    08/25/2015 6:04:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2015 | Breitbart News
    Glenn Beck will not support Donald Trump if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. In a Monday evening interview on CNN, the radio personality also said he preferred Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) –who was the face of the Gang of Eight’s massive comprehensive amnesty bill–over Trump and even mocked Trump for having a “special place” to keep all of the Bibles that people send him. Host Don Lemon asked Beck, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, will you support him?” Beck, who over the weekend declared on left-leaning NPR that Trump was not a conservative, replied, “No.”
  • Roger Stone: 'Ruling Elite Are Wetting Their Britches' Over Trump

    08/24/2015 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 24, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Republican and Democratic party leaders are wracked with anxiety over the candidacies of their frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, GOP political consultant Roger Stone tells Newsmax TV. "The ruling elite are wetting their britches [over Trump]. The lobbyists can't buy him off, they can't bully him, they can't boss him.... They're going out of their minds," Stone, a former adviser to the Trump campaign, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "He has a unique opportunity to bring conservative reform to government without heeding the special interest to kind of water down any kind of reforms. He can take...
  • Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

    08/22/2015 10:22:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 21, 2015 | Ben Domenech, Publisher
    Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics. We've seen this in Europe, and it's bad. Now that we have had time to observe the Donald Trump phenomenon, there is enough evidence to make a clear assessment of what it represents. The rise of Trump is an epic expression of frustration with the American political system, and it is a natural outgrowth of frustrations with America’s changing demographics; the hollowing out of white working class values and culture, as Charles Murray has documented extensively; and what life is like when governed by...

    08/19/2015 2:44:46 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 117 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8/19/2015 | RightScoop
    Charlie Gasparino reports on Fox News that GOP donors have told him that both Rubio and Walker are planning an ad assault on Donald Trump after labor day in order to ‘reset the primary’. This is sooner than they would have planned to do this, Gasparino says, but it’s becoming critical for them: Gasparino says they aren’t coordinating, but I suspect their donors who leaked this to him are certainly coordinating. After all their money is on the line.
  • The Deportation Party? [WaLl St. J., EDITORIAL]

    08/17/2015 11:21:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | August 17, 2015
    OPINION REVIEW & OUTLOOK The Deportation Party? Trump proposes to stop even most legal immigration. Aug. 17, 2015 Republican critics of U.S. immigration policy have long claimed that they welcome legal immigrants. That claim is going to be tested now that Donald Trump has unveiled a policy outline that would deport millions and sharply restrict all immigration. Mr. Trump is bidding to make the GOP the deportation party.
  • GOP-e would rather lose again than win with votes from “those people”

    08/17/2015 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/17/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a cautionary tale of how New York’s Republican Party committed suicide rather than win with votes from, “those people.” It happened in 1994 and life has gotten worse for New York Republicans ever since. Republican Dennis Vacco was locked in a very close battle to become the state’s Attorney General. During the closing days of the race Vacco’s campaign manager announced that the Democrat, Karen Burstein was unqualified because she is a lesbian. The New York Times called the comment “gutter politics.” Nevertheless, Vacco won by just fewer than 2% and the seeds of the NY State GOP’s...
  • Trump Gives a Glimpse of the Golden Arrow Targeted Toward McConnell/Donohue’s Achilles Heel...

    08/15/2015 11:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 15, 2015 | Sundance
    First, an admission: I have seriously underestimated Donald Trump. After spending more than three years tracking the construct of the GOPe strategy to elect Jeb Bush, and having lost the most single important battle in May 2014 to stop it, I was deflated and disenfranchised. Few were willing to accept the road-map and sheer level of Machiavellian strategy deployed by the professional political class. Every single prediction (tripwire) which stems from understanding the construct was triggered in the exact sequence. We resigned ourselves to the outlook that Tom Donohue, Mitch McConnell and their team were going to pull it off....
  • Glenn Beck absolutely befuddled by pro-Trump Republican entertainers (Coulter and Co.)

    08/15/2015 1:59:14 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 168 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/14/2015 | T. Becket Adams
    Many Republican entertainers are clearly smitten with former reality TV star Donald Trump, but for conservative commentator Glenn beck, this makes no sense. Trump, a longtime crony capitalist, supports many liberal positions, including increased gun control and single-payer healthcare. ... "I get it if you are tired of politicians, A Republican progressive, or you are only about winning," Beck wrote in a message posted at Facebook [link at URL]. "Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don't carte how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have...
  • New Poll: Boehner Under Water With GOP Voters

    08/13/2015 3:47:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 8/12/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Rank-and-file GOP House members are now confronted with an important question: do they want to head into a presidential election with a leader who is unpopular with their own voters and hated by Independents? Gallup released a poll today showing that just 23% of Americans view Speaker John Boehner favorably. A clear majority have an unfavorable view of him. What is more revealing is that Boehner is under water in terms of approval with his own party. Just 37% of Republicans have a favorable view of the Speaker, while 42% view him unfavorably. His numbers are atrocious among Independents –...
  • GOP Consultant Accuses of Being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump

    08/15/2015 8:34:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former George H. W. Bush consultant Rick Wilson lashed out at Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow tonight on CNN accusing of being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump. Despite Rick Wilson’s insults Alex Marlow probably delivered the sharpest blows. Breitbart reported: The two men, before addressing each other, established a stark contrast with the other’s view. Wilson defended Bush on several questions and, unprompted, said: “I don’t work for Jeb Bush, and I’m not here to advocate specifically for him.” All the while, he threw a few bombs at Trump. “Every one of these pressers this guy does is a dumpster...
  • Kasich putting the squeeze on Jeb

    08/13/2015 9:15:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/13/15 | Kyle Cheney
    The Ohio governor is surging in New Hampshire, and the Bush world is showing signs it’s nervous. There’s a fresh face in New Hampshire and his name is John Kasich. The Ohio governor is no political newbie, having first made his way into national politics in the early 1980s as a freshman congressman, but he was a late entrant to the 2016 Republican race with limited name recognition and plenty of ground to make up against Jeb Bush, whose establishment lane Kasich has been trying to horn in on. Kasich’s campaign manager John Weaver told POLITICO he received two calls...
  • Bill to Ban Travel for "Tax-Accused" Americans (Orrin Hatch, Senate GOPe's latest RINO betrayal)

    08/13/2015 5:23:45 AM PDT · by Javeth · 58 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | July 16, 2015 | Barry
    Freedom to travel is a fundamental and internationally recognized human right. Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states: Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Congress ratified the UDHR on April 2, 1992. But it’s now having second thoughts. The “right to travel” makes some politicians very nervous. Consider the issue from their viewpoint. Leaving the country makes it more difficult to detain you if the Feds suspect you of...