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  • New polls show Hagan widening lead

    09/15/2014 6:18:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    wral.com ^ | 9/15/14
    Two polls released Monday show Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan opening up a lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Raleigh polling firm American Insights, which has Republican ties, had Hagan with a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters, while Elon University Poll gives Hagan a 4-point lead. The polls are the latest in a string showing Hagan gaining ground in the campaign. Of likely voters surveyed by American Insights, 43 percent said they would back Hagan, 34 percent said they backed Tillis, the current state House speaker, and 5 percent backed Libertarian Sean Haugh. "The race has unmistakably shifted...
  • Why Are Republicans Suddenly Leaning Left? (because the Establishment got their candidates!)

    09/08/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/8/14 | Bill Scher
    Several Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward. Let’s start in Colorado, site of a strategic GOP retreat in the “War on Women.” The Republican backtracking there is being done by Rep. Cory Gardner, following withering attacks by Democrats on his past support for “personhood amendments” that bestow rights to fertilized human eggs and effectively ban some forms of birth control. Gardner released an ad claiming he would make access to “the pill … cheaper and easier” than would...
  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    08/28/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-28-14 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program. If the program is effective, Republican campaigns will have access to a modern get-out-the-vote operation that has been the hallmark of the Democrats’ success in recent election cycles. But if it fails to deliver as advertised, Republican candidates will be stuck with another subpar voter turnout program and without the resources the GOP traditionally sent to their campaigns in midterm years. The RNC is set this week to announce the deployment...
  • DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    08/20/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 7:14 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday. The DNC raised almost $9.3 million in July and went into August with more than $9.6 million saved for November’s elections. The RNC says it raised $8.4 million last month and has almost $14 million in its account. …
  • Republicans throw a conniption over the teaching of U.S. history (barf alert)

    08/19/2014 5:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2014 11:17 AM | Michael Hiltzik
    As students prepare to return to school in the next few weeks, there's no better time for a conservative freakout over education. The issue of the moment is a new outline, or “framework,” issued by the College Board for advanced placement classes in US history. The framework is here. According to a resolution passed at the recent summer meeting of the Republican National Committee meeting in Chicago, it “reflects a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects.” The RNC calls the framework, which is to be implemented for some 500,000 AP history students this fall, “biased and...
  • Tell RNC/GOP-e fundraisers where you stand! (Vanity)

    08/08/2014 12:43:43 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 47 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 08/08/2014 | BuckeyeTexan
    My Republican Affiliation and Renewal Confirmation Card arrived today. Here's how I filled it out and returned it at my own expense. The Republican National Committee needs to buy a clue. Later I'll publish the answers I supplied to a Republican-financed survey. The questioner was clearly distressed that I did not provide the expected responses.
  • Many undocumented N. TX kids miss first immigration hearing (18 out 20 illegals no-shows)

    07/23/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Fox DFW ^ | 7/23/14 | Natalie Solis
    President Obama has said most of the undocumented children in the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay. The process of deciding which ones will stay and which ones will go is often decided in court, but Tuesday, 18 of 20 undocumented children failed to show up to their first immigration hearing in Dallas federal court. That’s an unusually high number that raises concerns that it could be a trend.
  • GOP Offering 'I MISS W' T-Shirt to Prepare Ground for Unloved, Unwanted, and Unelectable Jeb...

    07/09/2014 10:23:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    RINO boneheads like Jeb Bush are happy to tell you how we need to get past 'nostalgia' for the (toweringly successful) Reagan era and move-on... but the same ossified Gee-Oh-Pee fossils now think it's a good idea to bring up the (unpopular) Bush era when we're already doing well in the polls? Although 'dissatisfied', I'm not one of those rabid Bush-haters-- not any more than any other RINO, anyway. I think he's a decent guy, loves the country, and in his heart he meant well. Of Bush family, he's easily the most likable guy. Spent way too much money and...
  • RNC Statement on June Jobs Report

    07/03/2014 3:48:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on today’s jobs report: “We’re glad to see some Americans found work last month, but we can’t rest until jobs are easy to find. That’s why Republicans have passed dozens of jobs bills in the House of Representatives. Sadly, Democrats in Washington, DC, have other priorities. The most recent GDP numbers not only revealed that the economy slowed down in the first quarter; they also showed that Democrat policies are wrong for the economy. (SNIP) We need a Republican majority in the Senate so we can get job-creating legislation to the president’s...
  • Palin Time in the RNC!

    06/30/2014 10:30:55 PM PDT · by Shery · 16 replies
    vanity | 01 July, 2014 | vanity
    I just couldn't sleep after reading the articles on the Cochran campaign. As I lay down to TRY to sleep, the thought came to me: We need a good house-cleaning at the RNC good ol' boys club. Who better than Sarah Palin? Reince Priebus should resign after this fiasco, along with EVERY SINGLE SENATOR who helped Thad Cochran with his run-off campaign. I know THAT won't happen, but if ANY of them put up money for this, then they are culpable, as well. I wrote a letter to Preibus last week. I shared my disgust with the RNC and what...
  • Poll: Clinton Leads Jeb Bush By Double Digits In Iowa

    06/24/2014 10:27:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 6/23/14 | Justin Duckham
    Bush trails by 13 points. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a wide lead over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Iowa, according to a hypothetical 2016 Presidential poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Clinton holds 49 percent while Bush trails with 36 percent. Clinton leads all potential 2016 contenders, but holds the greatest margin over Bush. She leads 47-41 percent over Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), 46-40 percent over Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
  • Beltway insanity fever: RNC, Hillary and the big orange squirrel

    06/16/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/16/2014 | Steve Berman
    The RNC has formulated its strategy to keep the Clintons from reoccupying the White House in 2016. The not-yet-running Hillary Clinton traveling circus stopped in circus-town, with a book signing at an Arlington Virginia Costco, complete with her (not-running) Ready (for what?) for Hillary bus, a phalanx of staffers, and a surprise I-am-just-shopping-here visit from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Oh yeah, she only signed 1,000 books. From behind pallets of water and paper towels, so nobody actually saw her sign. And no photos from fans allowed. The RNC strategy is to follow Clinton’s team around with a huge, orange...
  • MICHAEL STEELE: 'A LOT OF INTEREST IN' ERIC CANTOR FOR RNC CHAIRMAN

    06/14/2014 4:50:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 14 Jun 2014
    On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up w/Steve Kornaki,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said there was push for outgoing-Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) to head the Republican National Committee after he leaves office in January. Steele pointed to the build-up of the 2016 presidential election cycle as a reason for the push behind Cantor.
  • Gillespie wins Republican U.S. Senate nomination (Virginia)

    06/08/2014 7:04:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | Markus Schmidt
    ERICA YOON | The Roanoke Times Delegates cheer candidate Ed Gillespie during his introduction at the state Republican convention Saturday in Roanoke. Less than 90 minutes after voting began at the convention, Gillespie’s nearest rival, Shak Hill, conceded the nomination to Gillespie. The low attendance — 4,200 delegates had registered but about 2,700 came to Roanoke — may have expedited the balloting. Ed Gillespie, a fixture in national Republican politics, easily won his party’s nomination Saturday to take on Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., setting up a marquee fight with control of the Senate at stake. At 2:50 p.m., less than...
  • Karl Rove denies he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage

    05/13/2014 10:34:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/13/14 | LESLIE LARSON
    Karl Rove denied Tuesday that he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage. "I didn't say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode," he told FOX News, suggesting that her hospitalization in January 2013 for a blood clot could thwart her presidential ambitions.
  • GOP Wants More Control Over Picking 2016 Nominee

    05/07/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 71 replies
    AP ^ | 5/7/2014 | Phillip Elliot
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee. The RNC was to meet Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, to choose members who will effectively set the calendar for 2016's long list of potential presidential contenders. If the party's chairman, Reince Priebus gets his way, the GOP will pick its nominee more quickly than during past contests and have fewer debates in which candidates could criticize each other. The RNC also was expected to put penalties in place for candidates who don't follow the committee's plans. RNC officials described...
  • GOPer: We Must 'Divide And Conquer' People On Public Assistance (Thom Tillis)

    05/06/2014 1:48:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/6/14 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the frontrunner in the North Carolina GOP Senate primary, told a crowd two and half years ago that we must "divide and conquer" people on government assistance. Tillis proposed pitting those who are legitimately in need against those who made bad choices. Tillis made the comments in October 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina. They were reported by local press at the time and are being circulated now by the campaign of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) whom Tillis is vying to unseat. They were highlighted on MSNBC"s Hardball Monday. "What we have to do...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Tillis shifts strategy to right, attacking Brannon and hitting social conservative issues (NC)

    04/28/2014 10:25:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    charoltteobserver.com ^ | 4/27/14 | John Frank
    SANFORD For months, Republican Thom Tillis’ Senate campaign touted his accomplishments and focused his attacks on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, acting like a frontrunner with his eye on November. Now, in the final days before the May 6 primary, Tillis is changing his strategy. Last week, he mailed a flier to voters that attacked his top GOP rival for not paying his property taxes on time. He also debuted a TV ad that trumpets his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Tillis hit the social conservative issues Saturday in his speech at the 2nd Congressional District GOP convention in Sanford....
  • Video Shows Boehner Mocking Colleagues on Immigration

    04/27/2014 7:36:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/24/13 | Steven Dennis
    A video clip has been posted of Speaker John A. Boehner mocking his colleagues’ reluctance to take on an immigration overhaul today while campaigning for re-election in Ohio:
  • A House immigration bill by August?

    04/27/2014 7:25:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/14 | Julian Hattem
    The House could come up with a bill to overhaul the country’s immigration system by August, according to the House’s No. 4 Republican. “I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.) the Republican conference chairwoman, told The Spokesman-Review last week. An August deadline would resolve the troubled issue months before November’s midterm elections, where the GOP is looking to grow its advantage in the House and pick up enough seats to take over the Senate. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has pushed for a bill and even mocked members...
  • Republican National Committee Marks Tax Day by Suing IRS

    04/15/2014 11:51:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/15/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The Republican National Committee marked Tax Day by suing the Internal Revenue Service.The lawsuit charges that the IRS is withholding records sought by the RNC’s May 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, in which the committee sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations.The FOIA request seeks all documents dated between Jan. 1, 2010, and May 20, 2013, containing the words “tea party,” “patriot,” and/or “9/12 project,” referring to the group created by Glenn Beck, along with any documents pertaining to increased scrutiny of 501(c)(4)s, especially using “be on...
  • Dramatic Little Known GOP Rule Change Takes Choice Of Presidential Candidate Away From Rank And File

    04/09/2014 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/07/2014 @ 12:05PM | Rick Ungar
    … Take a look at how Republican National Committee Rule No. 40(b) read before the 2012 convention changes:Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.Simply put, the rule meant that any candidate for the GOP presidential nomination who showed up at the convention with the largest number of delegates in five states—or was able to twist enough arms at the...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagan’s

    04/09/2014 8:04:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/14 | UCY MCCALMONT
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Jeb Bush’s recent comments that some illegal immigration is an “act of love,” saying it’s very similar to what former President Ronald Reagan thought. “What people want you to do: Tell the truth,” Barbour said Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit. “And if Jeb feels that way about it — it sort of reminds me of my boss, Ronald Reagan.” Barbour, who was an aide in Reagan’s administration described what the president used to call the “gates test” during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. “Ronald Reagan...
  • Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why?

    04/08/2014 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 7, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about immigration over the weekend drew massive headlines with some conservatives criticizing him for his latest apostasy on the issue. But, it's the lead-up to Bush using the phrase "act of love" that's actually the really important part of what he said. Here it is with our bolding added: "There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law. But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be...
  • Suzy Welch: Jeb Bush For President Backers 'Must Want To Lose'

    04/08/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    Suzy Welch, the power business journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, thinks former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would be a loser if nominated for president. The wife of former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is hardly a tea partier who feels more at ease among staunch conservatives than on the ideas circuit. In fact, with her Harvard and Andover pedigree, the author of the best-selling 10-10-10 book may be most comfortable in the elite worlds of academia, finance, and culture that make up the Acela Corridor. This is the same world that is clamoring for Jeb Bush...
  • Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    04/08/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 108 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    It's not hard to understand why. Even without a replay of the Bachmann-Cain-Gingrich-Perry-Paul GOP primary freak show of 2012, the party is heading into its confrontation with Hillary Clinton at a serious general election disadvantage. Some of the weakness has demographic roots that no single candidate can change in a single race. But the rest is a product of the party's rightward lurch over the past six years — and a restive base that demands absolute ideological purity on the part of candidates. The result, as in 2012, is likely to be a primary contest devoted to winning the Real...
  • Jeb Bush Outlines Campaign Strategy, Should He Choose to Run

    04/06/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/14 | PETER BAKER
    With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he ran for president: one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thought that with a “hopeful” message, he could avoid “the...
  • Hey GOP, Give Us A Simple, Readable Platform In 2016

    03/28/2014 1:51:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 03/28/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the vast majority of Americans haven’t read our Constitution. Including the amendments, the Constitution is not a long read being only about 7,400 words long. However, the Republican Party, “the party of the Constitution”, has a 2012 platform that is over FOUR times longer than the Constitution at 30,693 words. This fact begs the question, if Americans haven’t read the Constitution, how many have actually read the GOP platform and know what Republicans believe? From the creation of the party in 1856 through 1952, the GOP platform only exceeded the Constitution’s length...
  • The Tea Party Isn't Dying – The GOP Establishment Is

    03/17/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 17,2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The first opponent is the left. They still call us the “Tea Party,” though we rarely use that term anymore. It’s fun to hear the liberals say it – it’s like listening to grandparents trying to sound cool. Yeah, those hepcats are sure hip with their cool jive, daddy-o. Every day, the lefty punditry opines about the Tea Party’s death spiral. And every day, the Tea Party refuses to crash and burn. We conservative insurgents have another opponent, but this opponent recognizes us for exactly what we are – a dangerous, existential threat. This opponent is the GOP Establishment, and...
  • RNC chairman: Primary changes will rebuild GOP

    03/15/2014 4:45:24 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 15, 2014 | ap
    <p>Planned changes to the Republican Party's presidential selection process are part of a rebuilding process that will strengthen the GOP brand and hopefully make its presidential nominee more competitive in 2016, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told California Republicans on Friday, calling the GOP's current primary process "a complete disaster."</p>
  • RNC building list of voters who lost insurance due to Obamacare

    03/08/2014 7:14:54 PM PST · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican National Committee data operatives will build a list of the millions of Americans who have lost insurance policies due to Obamacare in order to help their candidates win over these voters at the ballot box in 2014 and 2016. "Getting that information [on plan cancellations] and having good data as to who votes, who doesn't vote, voter registration, party affiliation, consumer characteristics, cross-referenced with that kind of information, I think, is important for us to have," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told the Washington Examiner after his CPAC panel presentation Saturday morning. It's early in the process, though,...
  • Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why it’s better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say they’d consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans – not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents – one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • The GOP Needs To Stop Attacking Conservatives

    03/03/2014 6:00:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Here’s a cool trick I learned at Ft. Benning’s Infantry School a few hundred years ago. Attack your enemies, not your allies. That helpful hint totally increases your odds of victory. Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (Republicanish - MI) never learned that lesson. He just had to release his own tax reform plan, no doubt in response to a groundswell of enthusiasm among his K Street sycophants. His plan cuts the home mortgage and charitable deductions while slapping a surtax on the earnings of successful people. Good thinking. Shaft the folks who saved up to buy homes, give...
  • GOP War on Conservatives Backfires

    02/03/2014 8:57:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/14 | Mike Flynn
    On Friday, every political campaign had to file its 2013 year end report with the FEC. The reports delivered two big surprises. The Democrats are dominating the Republicans in fundraising. More surprising, perhaps, though, is that Tea Party and conservative SuperPACs raised around three times as much as GOP establishment SuperPACs. The DC GOP may have started the war against the Tea Party, but it won't finish it. Not long after their stunning losses in 2012, Karl Rove and other establishment Republicans announced a new effort to engage in primaries to ensure the "right" candidates got the party's nomination. Rove...
  • Fund-Raising by G.O.P. Rebels Outpaces Party Establishment

    02/02/2014 5:54:13 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | Nicholas Confessore
    Meanwhile, insurgent conservative groups like the Tea Party Patriots — emboldened by activists’ fury over compromises that Republican leaders have struck with Democrats on federal spending — now have formidable amounts of cash to augment their grass-roots muscle.
  • Put Christie under oath

    02/01/2014 6:36:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    All the king’s horses and all the king’s men will never put Chris Christie together again if New Jersey’s governor fails to refute the accusation that he knew of the George Washington Bridge lane closures as they were taking place. In that event, Christie’s governorship is over and he should prepare to face a federal criminal probe as a private citizen. Resignation would be a must. Otherwise, impeachment would be a snap. Christie stands on the brink of ruin thanks to David Wildstein, the high school pal who, as his Port Authority enforcer, ordered the closures that plunged Fort Lee...
  • Priebus Slams Huckabee: ‘Don’t Offer Up Lobs’ to Dems for Criticism

    01/27/2014 9:52:07 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 01/27/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    ​Mike Huckabee isn’t getting flak from just the Left and the media for last week’s “libido” comments — Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Huckabee needs to be more careful with his choice of words and what he wants to portray. “You have to accept the political world we live in in the sense that you cannot offer up words like ‘libido’ — wherever that came from,” Priebus told MSNBC on Monday. “You don’t offer up lobs, set-ups, passes, and serves that allows Democrats to spike the ball.” Had he chosen a different way to get his point across,...
  • Reince's Solutions Miss Mark (GOPe taken down to size)

    01/27/2014 9:11:27 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-25-13 | C. Edmund Wright
    In typical establishment fashion, Reince Priebus and the wizards at the RNC have looked at the last presidential nomination cycle and learned the wrong lessons. They have concluded that not allowing Mitt Romney a smooth coronation was the problem, and they are out to make sure their anointed one never has to face that again. As such, the prescriptions for change recently announced by Priebus will only make things worse. This is what happens when a national party is isolated from -- and igorant of -- its nation. Yes, the debates did become a series of shameless food fights as...
  • House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

    01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/14 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nation’s immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not...
  • Denver and Las Vegas woo RNC for 2016 GOP convention bid

    01/25/2014 6:38:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Republicans may be choosing between gambling or pot when they pick their 2016 convention site. Las Vegas has emerged as the clear early front-runner to host the party’s next presidential nomination convention despite its “Sin City” reputation. Denver is seen as another serious contender, though the city’s “Mile High City” moniker had taken on a different connotation since Colorado legalized marijuana last election. The choice between the two cities — both in crucial swing states the GOP needs to win — had a few RNC members nervous about potential scandals during this past week’s winter meeting, but most were chortling...
  • Fight Back Against ‘War on Women’ Attacks, RNC Resolution Urges

    01/23/2014 9:53:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Pro-life Republican candidates can neutralize their Democratic opponents’ “war on women” attacks by fighting back, says Ellen Barrosse, author of a resolution unanimously adopted by the party's Resolutions Committee Wednesday. The resolution was submitted by Barrosse, a committeewoman from Delaware, the same day the Republican National Committee (RNC) officially joined the annual March for Life in Washington for the first time. Barrosse’s resolution states: “Candidates who stay silent on pro-life issues do not identify with key voters, fail to alert voters to Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion stances, and have lost their elections.” …
  • Dave Agema, citing 'liberal critics within the Republican Party,' skips RNC meeting

    01/22/2014 3:55:22 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 17 replies
    MLive.com ^ | JANUARY 22, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    ANSING, MI -- Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema has cancelled plans to attend this week's GOP meeting in Washington amidst growing calls for his resignation. "My liberal critics within the Republican Party have chosen to elevate this discussion to the RNC Meeting and make it a drawn out fight between liberals and conservatives within the party," Agema said in a statement provided to MLive. "For this reason, I have decided it is best for the party that I not attend the meeting this week and instead have sent a proxy who will vote how I want on the Rules."...
  • Bloomberg to Push G.O.P. For Immigration Action

    01/17/2014 7:52:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/14 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York will be in Washington on Friday to pressure Republican lawmakers to take up an overhaul of immigration laws. The meeting, his first major public policy event since his term ended, is pegged to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 28. The meeting will include prominent Republicans and U.S. Chamber of Commerce representatives.
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong.   Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • Why the GOP cavalry is not coming to Chris Christie’s rescue

    01/13/2014 10:59:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/13/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Chris Christie is one of the GOP's brightest stars and one of its best hopes for 2016. But during his toughest hour, he simply hasn't been able to count on a chorus of national GOP support rallying full-bore to his side. -snip- Christie's rise in GOP circles is in no small part due to an invisible but immensely powerful donor and power broker class that loves him. This wing of the party tried to woo him to run for president in 2012, even after Mitt Romney was in the race. And they are expected to be there for him in...
  • Chris Christie faces probe for alleged misuse of Sandy funds

    01/13/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/13/2014
    U.S. investigators are looking into whether embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie misused about $2 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds for an ad campaign that put him in the spotlight in an election year, a lawmaker said on Monday. Already enmeshed in a scandal over snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, Christie, a rising star in the Republican party, is now being audited by the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat. The inspector is focusing on a federally financed $25 million Jersey Shore marketing...
  • Bridgegate subpoenas due for Chris Christie’s staff

    01/13/2014 5:56:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/13/14 | Beth DeFalco
    Subpoenas could be issued as soon as Monday for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff and campaign manager, whose heads rolled after explosive e-mails implicated them in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, sources said. And the ongoing Bridgegate investigation has paralyzed Christie’s office, with a ripple effect that’s frozen several top moves and appointments as a result of the mess. Sources said on Sunday that state Senate Democrats have delayed the confirmation hearing for Kevin O’Dowd, Christie’s nominee for attorney general, who is his current chief of staff. Sources said Democratic legislators want time to...
  • Christie Not Sure When He Learned of Bridge Lane Closures

    01/13/2014 5:45:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/12/14 | TED MANN
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has given two different timelines of when he learned of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge after they were imposed by his aides, allegedly for political reasons. Local lanes of the bridge connecting New York City to New Jersey were diverted for five days in September, ostensibly for a traffic study. It later emerged that Christie allies had engineered the closures, which caused massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, N.J., whose mayor didn't endorse Mr. Christie. The governor said he had no knowledge of his allies' involvement in the closures.
  • RNC chairman: Christie can still run for president

    01/12/2014 9:22:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2014 4:18 PM EST
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says a traffic jam scandal won’t disqualify New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from running for president. Appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Priebus says Republican primary voters could move past the scandal that has ensnared the administration as polls show Christie as a top contender in 2016. …