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  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention (Katie Couric alert)

    06/10/2016 5:33:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/8 | Jon Ward
    There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him. Some anti-Trump conservatives, who have tried for months to recruit an independent candidate, have begun looking more closely at attempting to persuade delegates at next month’s GOP convention to nominate someone other than Trump. “There is a rapidly moving train toward the convention...
  • Top Republicans believe Paul Ryan will be nominee

    04/04/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 371 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/16 | Mike Allen
    On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth ballot at a chaotic Cleveland convention. One of the nation’s best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan — ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, who’ll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.
  • Cruz Kicks Off Women for Cruz Coalition in Madison, WI [VIDEO at link]

    03/30/2016 3:21:19 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 89 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | Taryn O'Neill
    “This event this morning is a celebration of strong women.” On Tuesday morning, Ted Cruz kicked off a Women for Cruz coalition in the liberal stronghold of Madison, Wisconsin. The senator was joined by his wife Heidi, mother Eleanor, and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for a conversation on issues considered important to women. In a change of pace from prior events, Cruz gave a shortened stump speech and focused on the meaning of the term “women’s issue,” itself: “This event this morning is a celebration of strong women. One of the most frustrating things about the Democrats is the...
  • The facts are clear: There is no longer any rationale for a Cruz candidacy

    03/29/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 61 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/29/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After the disgraceful conduct of the Republican establishment over the past few weeks, it is clear that Ted Cruz has become a pawn in their scheme to hold on to power. The feckless manner in which Willard Romney first endorsed Marco Rubio, then John Kasich and finally Ted Cruz shows that he and his co-conspirators have no core principles except gaining and holding onto power. The “little people” believe this bunch of quislings actually care about winning elections, when in fact they don’t. After all, they have already said they would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. The endorsement...
  • Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' ,Carly Fiorina leaps in

    03/29/2016 7:03:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 93 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 29m 2016 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' to his wife as endorser Carly Fiorina leaps in to insist a declaration that he's not an adulterer is a 'dance to Donald Trump's tune' Texas senator could put National Enquirer scandal to rest with a simple statement that he has never strayed in his 14-year marriage Instead he has batted down the supermarket tabloid's speculative story about five alleged affairs in a more limited fashion Carly Fiorina leaped in to intercept DailyMail.com's request for a blanket statement of marital fidelity and Cruz ultimately punted on the question Fiorina pleaded...
  • Trump is 'poison' for GOP: Republican advisor

    03/23/2016 9:59:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 23, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    "Trump is not a strong general election candidate. He's showing surprising strength in the Republican primaries. But that's only 20 million people," said Murphy, who ran the $100 million Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise. "The regular election is 128 to 129 million people; different planet, not Trump friendly." Murphy told CNBC's "Squawk Box" he would not support for Trump, even if the billionaire were to get the GOP nomination. "Personally, I'd never vote for Donald Trump. I'll write in somebody better. But that's just me. The party will support him if he's the nominee."
  • Jeb Bush endorses Cruz as a 'consistent, principled conservative'

    03/23/2016 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 242 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 22, 2016 | Klye Balluck
    Jeb Bush early Wednesday endorsed Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential bid, calling the Texas senator a “consistent, principled conservative.” Bush, who ended his own campaign last month, said Cruz has “has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.” “Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential," the former Florida governor said. Bush called on Republicans to “overcome the divisiveness and...
  • BUSTED: Erick Erickson's Website Caught Taking Paul Singer Money To Bash Trump

    03/21/2016 8:17:32 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 58 replies
    GotNews.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Charles C. Johnson
    Pundit Erick Erickson's The Resurgent website got 10K from anti-Trump, Paul Singer-funded Our Principle PAC in their latest FEC reported, GotNews.com can report. The funding from the neoconservative billionaire wasn't disclosed to Erickson's readers at the new venture. Singer, who is a pro-gay marriage establishment billionaire, was one of the major financial donors for Marco Rubio. Singer is also a major supporter of National Review which was dispensing the #NeverTrump at CPAC.
  • Ted Cruz coming to Phoenix for rally with Glenn Beck, Rick Perry

    03/17/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 3/16/16 | Mike Sunnucks
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be in Phoenix Friday evening for a rally with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. The rally will be held Friday at Arizona Christian University in north Phoenix.
  • Boehner endorses Paul Ryan for President

    03/16/2016 6:27:12 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 16 2016 | Patrick Temple-West and Jake Sherman
    Former House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday endorsed current House Speaker Paul Ryan to be the Republican presidential nominee. At the Republican convention, “anybody can be nominated,” Boehner said at a conference in Boca Raton, Fla. “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.” Over the last few months, Boehner has privately said that he thought Ryan would be a good candidate...
  • Romney: Kasich has ‘the kind of record that you want in Washington’

    03/14/2016 6:11:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/16 | David Weigel
    It looked like an endorsement, and it sounded like an endorsement — but seriously, folks, it was just nice to have Mitt Romney in town. -snip- The only discord in North Canton came when a heckler held a sign referring to an unpaid bill of more than $11,000 related to security and other costs from Romney’s visits in 2012. The Romney campaign has disputed that the money is owed, but North Canton Mayor David Held said the campaign essentially stiffed a struggling city. “I think it illustrates the disconnect between mainstream America and Washington, D.C.,” Held said in an interview...
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • Kasich campaign denies report of Romney endorsement

    03/14/2016 10:54:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/14/16 | Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's campaign on Monday denied a report that Mitt Romney, the party's presidential candidate in 2012, would endorse the Ohio governor on Monday. A Wall Street Journal reporter said Kasich answered in the affirmative to a question about Romney's endorsement. Kasich spokesman Chris Schrimpf said, "This is not true. Kasich was responding and acknowledging a different question." A Romney endorsement would have provided Kasich with a boost on the eve of Ohio's primary
  • Mitt Romney joins John Kasich on campaign trail in bid to stop Donald Trump

    03/14/2016 7:43:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Bent on stopping Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney plans to hit the campaign trail Monday in Ohio with Gov. John Kasich, who is looking for his first win of the presidential campaign Tuesday in his home-state primary. -snip- Mr. Romney plans to appear with Mr. Kasich at a pair of events on the eve of the primary in Ohio, where Mr. Trump is looking to expand his lead by winning the winner-take-all contest. Mr. Trump says he wishes Mr. Romney showed this sort of energy during his 2012 presidential campaign, but says instead Mr. Romney...
  • Rubio on Trump: GOP Will Lose If We Nominate Someone Half Our Party Hates

    02/23/2016 5:18:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/23/16 | Pam Key
    Monday on the campaign trail in Reno, NV, Republican presidential candidateSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% said if his opponent Donald Trump becomes the nominee, the GOP cannot win in November, because half of the Republican Party “hates” him. Rubio said, “We can’t win if we nominate someone, if we nominate someone that half of the Republican Party hates. We are going to be fighting against each other all the way to November. I don’t care how much you may think they’re funny or how interesting they may sound. If we nominate someone that 40 to 50 percent of our party can’t stand, we...
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Sen. Marco Rubio for President

    02/21/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | February 21, 2016 | Janet Shan
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio, the Huffington Post reports. The details of the endorsement are being worked out. It's ironic since Romney, who was largely an absentee governor in the last nine months of his administration, is endorsing someone who didn't bother showing up for work in the Senate that much. "Romney spent the day in Utah on Saturday and could potentially be in position to bestow his blessing upon Rubio before Tuesday's Nevada Republican caucuses-a contest that Romney won easily in both 2008 and 2012." "Romney's backing will provide Rubio with the highest-profile endorsement...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #Boehner’s Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

    09/29/2015 3:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Got News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Updated September 25, 2015… GotNews.com first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (center) at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell Gotnews.com that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since...
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • Krauthammer, Brit Hume comes down on Cruz: An act of ‘amazing hypocrisy’ to refuse to attack Trump

    07/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 07/28/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going after Donald Trump in the name of party solidarity — but being willing to attack one of his own party’s leaders. On Fox News’ “Special Report” Monday, commentator Brit Hume accused Cruz of hypocrisy. Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going...
  • Scott Walker keeps talking up Marco Rubio

    07/23/2015 2:16:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Alex Leary
    Scott Walker seems fixated on Marco Rubio. Wednesday on CNN, the Wisconsin governor *again* suggested Rubio should be his running mate. Walker couched it in terms that his supporters keep on bringing up Rubio’s name. But Walker has done it enough times to suggest it’s something else. The first mention came in March when a Republican leader in Iowa said Walker to hold him, “if he were the nominee … Rubio would make a terrific running mate." Now comes the gauzy CNN piece, an interview conducted by Republican pundit S.E. Cupp, who asked about the senators in the GOP primary....
  • (Ultra-RINO) Wehby no-show for interview after refusing KGW debate

    09/29/2014 4:16:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    KGW PORTLAND ^ | 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 | KGW.COM
    PORTLAND, Ore. – On Friday, Dr. Monica Wehby refused an invitation from KGW and The Oregonian to appear in a televised debate against Sen. Jeff Merkley. One day later, she failed to show up for a scheduled interview with the Willamette Week. The newspaper reports that Wehby requested the interview be held Saturday to accommodate her schedule. Merkley and two minor party candidates, Christina Lugo of the Pacific Green Party and James Leunenberger of the Constitution Party, arrived on time.
  • Tangled Role in G.O.P. War Over Tea Party

    01/04/2014 3:30:05 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Gabriella Demczuk
    WASHINGTON — In the year since he stepped down from Congress, Steven C. LaTourette, a Republican from Ohio, has emerged as one of the top generals in the establishment Republicans’ war against the Tea Party. It is a role that has benefited the Main Street Partnership, a corporate-backed advocacy group he runs, and its effort to raise millions of dollars to protect centrist Republicans from Tea Party challengers. It has also helped draw clients to a separate lobbying office Mr. LaTourette and his wife have set up across the street from the Capitol. But this blitz of activity has led...
  • Complete list of 114 RINOs Who Voted to End Government Shutdown

    10/18/2013 4:43:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 114 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/17/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    A lot of people are asking for this list so I am going to publish it courtesy of CNS News. Please be advised that I am also putting up some links to what I feel is a better list. It has the same names but if you really want to get to the bottom of the story you will find patterns that were obviously politically based. For instance, we have all likely heard about the money for the dam in Kentucky but what did Nebraska get out of this? Nebraska has 2 senators and 3 representatives who are ALL...
  • Senate Compromise Includes McConnell Debt-Limit Proposal

    10/17/2013 4:47:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2013
    Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has floated a proposal for a couple years now as a last-chance way to avert a crisis and allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval, with Congress having the ability to strip that authority with a two-thirds veto – and that’s sort of what the bill to be voted on tonight provides for (see pages 24 ff. of the bill).Assuming it passes tonight, the debt ceiling will be suspended until February 7, meaning the treasury can borrow what it needs to fund obligations until then. Then within the next 14 days, the House and...
  • Mainstream Republicans Show No Fight

    10/16/2013 9:02:15 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 10:45 AM | David Limbaugh
    Every time we have a congressional impasse over budgetary issues, we hear from liberals predicting Shutdown-mageddon. Why don't they ever join us in expressing concern over the inevitable financial collapse that will result from their policies? We always seem to hyperventilate over these mini-crises involving the temporary shutdown of small parts of the precious federal government, while we totally ignore the real financial catastrophe we're headed toward unless we begin to move in the direction Sen. Ted Cruz and other congressional Republicans are insisting on in these budgetary battles — defunding Obamacare, reining in spending, and reforming unsustainable entitlements. Indeed,...
  • Scott Brown in talks with Fox News

    02/06/2013 3:24:40 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Updated 06:08 PM | Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald
    Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in talks with the Fox New Channel to join the network, a Fox spokeswoman has confirmed. She declined to say what role Brown would play at the cable network. The network recently cut ties with former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Clinton presidential advisor Dick Morris. Brown, who lost his Senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, announced last Friday he would not be running in the special Senate election to fill the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Meanwhile, Kadant Inc. of Westford, a paper...
  • With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy

    02/02/2013 4:59:15 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 224 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 2, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld, Hillary Chabot
    With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy (He's back; Mr. RomneyCARE and family for MA Senate)) "Massachusetts Republicans are desperately scrambling to find a strong Senate candidate to replace Scott Brown, with some even trying to persuade Mitt Romney’s wife or son to jump into the race to avert another electoral disaster. ... Other GOP leaders also raised the prospect of Mitt’s eldest son, Tagg, launching a surprise Senate campaign. Tagg Romney was a close campaign adviser and surrogate for his father and is a successful businessman living in Belmont."
  • House panel blocks most GOP attempts to trim Sandy disaster-relief bill

    01/15/2013 6:47:37 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/13 10:08 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Republican-led House Rules Committee late Monday approved a rule for a massive Hurricane Sandy relief package that shuts out most GOP proposals to pare back the size of the bill. The main bill provides $17 billion in relief, and an amendment made in order would add another $33.7 billion, for a total of $50.7 billion. Late last week, Republicans offered amendments that would trim the bill significantly, but few of those were made "in order" by the Rules Committee on Monday. For example, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) proposed amendments that would have slashed $22 billion from the total package,...
  • Coulter on feminism: ‘All pretty girls are right-wingers’

    02/10/2012 1:44:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2012 | Caroline May
    Conservative columnist and Conservative Political Action Conference fan favorite Ann Coulter took to the stage at CPAC Friday afternoon to offer some comments about her frustrations with President Obama, her support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and the general unattractiveness of liberal women. In response to an audience question regarding how a person could be both a women and a conservative, Coulter explained that is what true women actually are. “I think all real females are right-wingers,” Coulter said, ” and I can tell you that based on experience — and my bodyguard will back me up on this —...
  • O'Reilly cozys up to Romney at Red Sox game.

    08/21/2010 8:18:49 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 35 replies
    Is O'Reilly in the tank for Romney? I realize this was a charity event, but O'Reilly's snarkiness towards all things Palin leads me to believe that Romney has already made his choice for 2012. http://twitpic.com/2gt3orCheck out Romney's twitter feed for more photos.