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  • Revolt of the masses and Republican elite shock

    11/25/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Michael P. Gerace
    Republican elites and their billionaire donors are in a funk. They don’t know where to turn, who to support or what to do with their money. Fearing Trump and Carson, they crave an establishment candidate—though the ones available are flat tires. One complaint is that Trump and Carson lack the temperament and the experience to be president. This is an argument of weakness that belies elite befuddlement. The argument says nothing about policy—what elites want and why they don’t want what large numbers of Republicans want. Instead, they talk desperately about getting a candidate who might showcase a hefty resume...
  • Republican Elites Experienced Only in Failure

    11/25/2015 3:32:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Jonathon Mosely
    Latest polls show that Donald Trump is trusted more to deal with international terrorism than the squatters who refuse to leave Republican Party leadership posts. This is shocking to their narrow thinking. Their talking points tell them that voters are supposed to flock to a President with “experience” when the world gets dangerous. They have the talking points right there in front of them on their desk. Yet the voters aren’t following the script. What gives? Didn’t the grassroots read their talking points? Tone deaf, GOP officials keep pushing the stale old Christmas fruit cake with the texture of a...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...
  • GOP Establishment Targets Trump

    11/23/2015 2:18:08 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | November 23, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    The latest poll results from Rasmussen weren't cheered by the GOP establishment, which has been holding its breath for months, hoping that the frontrunner would fade and allow someone more willing to toe the establishment's line to come to the fore. The poll, taken last week, wasn't encouraging: 63 percent of Likely Republican Voters think Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for president (up from 59 percent the week before), while 51 percent of all likely voters agree. Trump's claim that President Obama's decision to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States next year is the "ultimate...
  • RINO traitors literally killing traditional America (the Deaton study)

    11/21/2015 11:21:50 AM PST · by Javeth · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2015 | Mike Stobbe
    The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they have for whites 65 and older. But death rates for whites 35 to 44 have been level recently, they’re beginning to turn up for whites 55 to 64, and - most strikingly - death rates for whites ages 45 to 54 have risen by half a percent per year...
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....
  • GOP Operative Plans ‘Guerrilla Campaign’ Against Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies ^ | Beth Reinhard and Janet Hook
    A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race. Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal. "In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is...
  • Clinton blasts Trump over 'deportation force' idea

    11/13/2015 6:19:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton has a word for Donald Trump's plan to deport 11 million people from the country: No. The Democratic presidential candidate blasted Trump's call for a "deportation force" on Wednesday, calling it "absurd." "The idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane, and un-American. No, Trump. -H" Clinton tweeted, quoting a New York Times reporter's tweet on Trump's comments made earlier in the morning on MSNBC.
  • For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

    11/12/2015 5:07:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/12/15 | Steve Inskeep
    Sen. Marco Rubio clarified his view on the 11 million immigrants, who are in the United States illegally. The day after a presidential debate, which exposed a continuing divide in the Republican Party on immigration, Rubio told NPR on Wednesday that he favors a path to citizenship for some, though the prospect would be very distant. "If you haven't been here very long, or you're a criminal, you will be deported," Rubio told NPR's Morning Edition. "Otherwise, you will have to come forward, pass the background check, learn English, pay a fine, because you violated the law, start paying taxes,...
  • Carr: Donald Trump tramples over RINOs, rest of Republican field

    11/11/2015 10:10:53 AM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-11-15 | Howie Carr
    To win the crown, you have to knock out the champ. That would be Trump. Nobody came close last night. Apparently John Kasich and Juan Ellis Bush didn’t get the paraphrased memo from Harry S. Truman: If you give people a choice between a Democrat and a Democrat, they’ll pick the Democrat every time. Kasich had no business even being on the stage last night. He belonged in the kiddie debate, from whose bourn no traveler returns. Ditto Juan Ellis Bush. Who exactly did the son of a mailman think he was kidding when he said the U.S. couldn’t deport...
  • The GOP Establishment Thinks The Fix Is In – Here’s How You Can Spoil Their Scam

    11/11/2015 6:16:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Our friend Ben Weingarten recently gave us a heads-up on some pretty amazing info put together by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report for the FiveThirtyEight site. Wasserman and Weingarten argue that the campaigns of the so-called "outsiders" of Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump may be "cooked" because the nomination process gives outsized power to "moderate" Precinct committeemanRepublican voting blocs over conservative grass-roots primary voters. Wasserman writes: "Only 11 of 54 GOP senators and 26 of 247 GOP representatives hail from Obama-won locales, but there are 1,247 delegates at stake in Obama-won states, compared with just...
  • How the Republican establishment can re-establish control

    11/11/2015 6:14:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 11/10/15 | Erin Mullally
    Events over the past few months including the rising popularity of nontraditional, anti-establishment presidential candidates, an insurgency within the House of Representatives leading to the early retirement of John Boehner, and a politically detrimental showdown with Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, have the Republican establishment visibly shaken. On the congressional front, party Golden Boy, Paul Ryan, probably sacrificed his future dreams of the Oval Office to take over the party’s highest leadership position. A move that may not be good for the party long-term, but salvaged what could be saved of the party’s leadership. Further complicating its image problem is the...
  • Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

    11/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Eliza Collins
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified. Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country from the anemic economy to America's weakened standing among world leaders, Dole said in a statement. Jeb's conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our...
  • New speaker must reclaim Article I

    11/10/2015 7:11:23 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 7 replies ^ | 11/9/15 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Shortly after he was sworn in as speaker of the House, Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., admitted to his colleagues: “The House is broken. We are not solving problems; we are adding to them. Neither the members nor the people are satisfied with how things are going.” Ryan continued, however, “I am not interested in laying blame” – or, for that matter, in accepting his share of it. If the House seems broken, it’s because of Congress’ consistent failure to exercise its legitimate powers. Our fundamental document, the Constitution, Article I, Section 1, begins: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall...

    11/10/2015 11:52:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/15 | Tony Lee
    On Tuesday's Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM ET on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125), one of the nation's top immigration experts said GOP presidential candidates and debate moderators never want to discuss how many legal immigrants America should actually admit. Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that though only 7% of the country is calling for an increase in legal immigration, "everyone that's wandering the halls of Congress out here in D.C. is lobbying for more, more, more immigration at all costs." -snip- Feere also pointed out that one...
  • Team Jeb Bush Prepares to Hand Ted Cruz the Republican Nomination

    11/10/2015 2:03:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | November 10, 2015 | Eric Erickson
    "As revenge for their 'boy' becoming his own man, Mike Murphy intends to destroy Sen. Marco Rubio." Here is something you need to know to this morning - Jeb Bush's Super PAC ads have been terrible. They have not helped Jeb Bush at all. In fact, more Republican primary voters say they would never vote for Jeb Bush than say the same about Donald Trump. Here is something else you should know - Team Bush premised his strategy on keeping Sen. Marco Rubio out of the race. Bush announced early that he intended to run, then stockpiled his Super PAC...
  • A 'Donald Trump-style move' is becoming a trend across the country

    11/07/2015 6:29:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/7/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump's campaign for president drew early mockery for being nothing more than "entertainment." Almost five months later, there's little doubt that Trump has become one of the figures most responsible for shaping policy on his signature issue: immigration. Republicans from the state to federal level have worked to enact tighter immigration laws, as the issue has gained prominence on the campaign trail. "For the the longest time we saw a lot of anti-immigrant measures happen at the federal level, or complete inaction at the federal level, and then we saw the states going in the opposite direction, and seeking...
  • Karl Rove: The Path to a Wild GOP Convention

    11/06/2015 7:48:21 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 7:17 | KARL ROVE
    A few factors have increased the chances of a multi-ballot convention.... 17 candidates entered the race and 15 remain. ...five contenders who today appear to have the message, money, organization and poll numbers to play the long game: neurosurgeon Ben Carson, real-estate magnate Donald Trump, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. What complicates the picture is the GOP’s rule requiring the 28 (states+) that vote before March 15 to award their delegates proportionally. The exception is South Carolina, whose winner-take-all primary was grandfathered in. Add in the eight states voting on or after March...
  • Build a wall on the border? No thanks, says San Diego. (Darrell Issa too.)

    11/02/2015 4:19:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2015 | Liam Dillon
    While Trump and other GOP presidential candidates push for a giant wall between the United States and Mexico, San Diego is literally building a bridge. In December, an international group of developers, which includes real estate magnate Sam Zell, plans to open a pedestrian walkway that bypasses the regular U.S. border crossings and directly connects San Diego to Tijuanas international airport. Meanwhile, all five members of San Diegos congressional delegation, including stalwart Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, have successfully advocated for the $500 million in additional funds needed to expand the main border crossing. And the citys...
  • Trump-Fueled Media Circus Causing an Epic Conservative Crackup

    10/30/2015 9:31:42 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 22, 2015 | John Ziegler
    In this modern-day 24/7 news cycle it is very easy to overreact to events and attribute far too much significance to stories which will seem, in retrospect, like nothing more than random data points. I do not believe that is the case with the sudden withdrawal of Scott Walker from the presidential race. Instead, it is my belief that this event -- and, specifically, why it happened the way that it did -- is a seminal moment in the history of the conservative movement, the media, and even our country. Let me first say that, while Walker was my choice...
  • FORMER CONGRESSMAN: I’M QUITTING GOP (Tancredo says GOP helping Obama commit national suicide)

    10/30/2015 8:37:24 PM PDT · by INVAR · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-30-2015 | Tom Tancredo
    After this weeks House GOP budget deal, which betrays nearly every promise made to grassroots conservatives since 2010, I have decided it is time to end my affiliation with the Republican Party. ...The Boehner budget deal is the last straw, and enough is enough. I cannot any longer defend this transparently dishonest charade called the Republican Party. ... I will begin working my tail off for the next twelve months to organize Independents to help elect Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as President of the United States.
  • Senate Approves Budget Deal and Here's How They Voted

    10/30/2015 3:01:01 PM PDT · by arista · 58 replies ^ | 10/30/15 | The Right Scoop
    The Senate approved the horrible budget deal last night while most of us were asleep at 3am: Ted Cruz last night called this budget deal a corrupt betrayal of the people as he spoke over an hour and a half. The vote was mostly Democrats voting to pass it but a fair number of Republicans voted for it as well. Here's how they voted: YEAs: 64 Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Baldwin (D-WI) Barrasso (R-WY) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Booker (D-NJ) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Capito (R-WV) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Coons (D-DE)...
  • Budget Bill Gouges Social Security

    10/30/2015 2:59:40 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 43 replies
    Mike Lee Facebook Feed ^ | 10/30/2015 | Mike Lee Facebook Feed
    From Mike Lee's Facebook: This is how it happens. Last night while you were sleeping the Senate voted to steal $150 billion dollars from the Social Security Trust Fund. I joined 34 of my colleagues in a vote to prevent this raid. I would like to thank Senator Rand Paul for leading the fight to protect to Social Security from the thieves in Washington, who seem to think that if they steal from the American people at night while they are sleeping that they will get away with it. I was proud to vote with Senator Paul on his point...

    10/30/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 30,2015 | TOM TANCREDO
    In a panel discussion at the University of Colorado after the recent Republican debate, I was asked by a student why she should be a Republican. The question forced me to ask myself the same thing. I gave the young woman the standard talking points After much thought, I reluctantly concluded that the answer is “no.” The proudly socialist Democrats are full of passionate intensity, while the Republican leadership is full of pathetic excuses. After this week’s House GOP “budget deal,” which betrays nearly every promise made to grassroots conservatives since 2010, I have decided it is time to end...
  • RNC reportedly complained to CNBC during the debate that..Jeb Bush wasn’t getting enough questions

    10/30/2015 2:12:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I'm as shocked as you are. In the middle of the CNBC-hosted GOP debate on Wednesday, RNC chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer and chief of staff Katie Walsh approached CNBC officials. According to a source familiar with the encounter, the two had a complaint: Jeb Bush wasn't getting enough questions. The same complaint had come from Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz, though Bush spokesperson Tim Miller said he was not aware of the encounter between the RNC officials and CNBC. The source familiar with the encounter said Spicer and Walsh did not bring up any other candidates. Spicer did...
  • The Republican Crack-Up Is Happening Now

    10/29/2015 7:38:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 28, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    By almost any political measurement, the Republican party is the strongest it’s been in generations. Voter reaction against the leftward lurch of the Obama Administration has won the GOP a share of federal, state and national offices it hasn’t enjoyed since the 1920s. It is a dramatic turnaround for a party that many observers left for dead after Democrat sweeps in 2006 and 2008. The Republican party’s resurgence, however, was driven by explicitly conservative campaign messages and rhetoric. The party tapped into voters’ economic anxiety and frustration with a rapidly expanding federal government and unsustainable spending and debt. The party...
  • Limbaugh: GOP Leaders Would Be Happier with Hillary as President Than with Cruz

    10/28/2015 3:51:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 28, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Rush Limbaugh really went off on GOP leaders today for agreeing to a bipartisan budget deal. The House is voting on the deal today, and Limbaugh and plenty of other conservatives arent happy about Republicans coming together with President Obama on this. Limbaugh said the real bipartisan deal going on here is the one to destroy conservatism. He declared, I have the idea they would be happier with Hillary Clinton as president than Ted Cruz, and thats not a feeling. I know that almost for a fact. Why? Because Limbaugh thinks Republican leadership is trying to render conservative ideas as...
  • The Arena Has 11,000 Seats But 10,000 Will Be Empty At GOP Debate (Stacked GOP-e Audience for Jeb)

    10/28/2015 2:41:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/27/15 | RACHEL ESTABROOK
    While millions will watch the third Republican presidential debate on TV, just 1,000 people will get tickets to see the event in person in the massive Coors Events Center on the scenic University of Colorado campus in Boulder. CNBC, the cable network sponsoring the debate, didn't respond to questions about why the 11,000-seat arena would remain mostly empty. "The way it was explained to us by CNBC is the event is meant for a TV audience, not so much for a live audience," said Ryan Lynch, the executive director of the Colorado Republican Party, which will get 200 tickets to...
  • Hastert pleads guilty in hush-money scheme, could get prison term

    10/28/2015 11:43:25 AM PDT · by TBP · 66 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10/28/15 | AP
    Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI in a hush-money scheme, agreeing to a deal with federal prosecutors that recommends he serve no more than six months in prison and averting a trial in the case. A judge, however, could go beyond that recommendation and give the former House speaker up to five years behind bars.
  • Gowdy to nominate Ryan for Speaker: report

    10/27/2015 9:48:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies ^ | Oct. 27, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) plans on nominating Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the next Speaker of the House, a new report says. Gowdy will speak on behalf of Ryan to the House GOP conference Wednesday, according to CNN. Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) are also delivering speeches backing Ryan. Ryan will be the heavy favorite when the House GOP votes Wednesday on a nominee for Speaker. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) remains Ryan's on competition. Wednesdays winner will face a vote of approval from the full House chamber Thursday. The victor will replace Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) following...
  • Washington just reached the mother of all budget deals of the Obama era

    10/27/2015 8:40:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/27/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    It's not the ever elusive "grand bargain." But Washington may have solved almost all of its budget problems through the 2016 presidential election. Congressional leaders and the White House came to tentative terms on a major budget deal in the wee hours of Tuesday morning one that could stave off many of the fiscal land mines remaining through next year's election and beyond. Its passage is far from certain, but it will most likely be the final act for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) before he leaves Congress at the end of the week and hands over the role...
  • Rubio: Trump's Immigration Plan 'Absurd' (Marco thinks it wrong to deport people not legally here)

    10/25/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/15 | breitbart
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has called his rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, weak on immigration, but Rubio isn't much impressed with Trump's plan to deport all illegal immgrants, then allow those back in who don't have criminal backgrounds. "If you think about where he was six months ago, it's nothing like what he's saying now," Rubio said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Even what he's saying now borders on the absurd. He's going to deport all these people and allow back in the ones that are good. His plan makes no sense." Asked whether he agrees with former...
  • Levin: The Continuously Failing Bush Establishment Wants Paul Ryan for Speaker

    10/20/2015 6:03:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-20-15 | CR Wire
    After George W. Bush attacked Ted Cruz over the weekend, and Karl Rove followed up with attacks today, Conservative Reviews Editor in Chief Mark Levin dedicated the first hour of his program to going through the ways the Bush establishment (Bushtablishment) has repeatedly squandered conservative victories. Levin went through how the Bushtablishment squandered two historic victories by Ronald Reagan by squishing. Levin explained that by embracing liberal policies the Bushtablishment GOP kept losing elections. Listen in as Levin explains how Bushtablishment governance lead to the Republican Party losing the congressional majority in 2006, which gave the nation the Obama years....

    10/19/2015 8:44:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 107 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/19/2015 | TheRightScoop
    nside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brothers campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former presidents skin, who he views as perhaps Jeb Bushs most serious rival for the partys nomination. It isnt Donald Trump, whose withering insults have sought to make Jeb pay a political price for his brothers presidency. It also isnt Marco Rubio, Jebs former understudy who now poses a serious threat to his establishment support. I just dont like the guy, Bush said Sunday night, according to...
  • Republicans Would Rather Lose Than Help Conservatives

    10/19/2015 11:44:13 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Erick On The Radio ^ | 10/19/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Time and time again we see Republican leaders berate conservatives for allegedly taking their football and going home after a loss only to see those very same leaders be the ones who actually do leave the field. It is happening again in Kentucky where the prospect of a Matt Bevin win has so terrified the Republican Establishment, they are fleeing the state so a Democrat can win. I have been beating the drum for Matt Bevin for a few weeks. I did not want to indict the Republican Governors Association because from numerous people I heard they were just prodding...
  • 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, Well 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 · 54 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: Dont 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-Its been a while since Ive commented on the Kafkaesque dreamscape that life has degenerated into of late. This happens occasionally, when it seems things cant 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 its 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. Ohwaitthey 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. Bushs 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. Jebs oppo teams 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 Wont 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 wont be as tanned, McCarthy joked. Theres a generational difference between us as well, he added later. Im 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 were closer to the peoplethat they feel this is their government, theyre in charge, and we serve them. Now, thats not easy and it wont change overnight....
  • Is Rep. Kevin McCarthy-John Boehners 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 Its hard to pinpoint exactly when it started, but with Speaker John Boehners resignation announcement, theres 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 Cantors 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 Partys conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehners 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 partys 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. Boehners 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...