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  • Michael Steele floats running for RNC chairman again

    11/12/2012 7:10:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 97 replies
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is floating the idea of running for his old post again. In an interview on C-SPAN on Sunday, Steele was first asked if he thought current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus should run for another term. Priebus has suggested that he is leaning toward running for reelection.
  • Fox News in Big Trouble when A La Carte Arrives

    11/09/2012 12:24:13 PM PST · by publius321 · 49 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Scott Ryan
    For the most part everything played out as I feared in this February 16th, 2010 article Coming Sequel to the Romulan-GOP Schism. The thesis of our party splitting our conservative votes over multiple candidates, thereby electing the ONE weak candidate in the race became the reality. The pundits of Fox News who are mainly responsible for this outcome are now telling us we need to further abandon the fundamental principles upon which our party was founded. We need to further -become- the Democrat Party to defeat them as though this were simply a sporting event devoid of any moral rectitude....
  • America needs Mitt Romney ó a real leader

    11/06/2012 2:52:35 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/5/12 | Reince Priebus
    With just hours to go before the polls close on this historic election season, the candidates and their campaigns have made their closing arguments. Voters will soon render their verdict, and the choice seems starker than at any point in this race. Mitt Romney has offered America a path to a better future and a detailed, specific ďPlan for a Stronger Middle Class.Ē His policies would create 12 million new jobs and increase take-home pay. They would restore fiscal sanity to the nationís capital and opportunity to an economy that has lacked it for four long years. Mr. Romney has...
  • RNC flush with cash for endgame blitz

    A late surge of support and months of restrained spending have left the Republican National Committee flush with cash with little time to spend it ó $68 million as of Oct. 17, which was nearly seven times the amount the Democratic National Committee had in the bank. Adding in the cash from other presidential campaign committees, the mismatch still was stark: $156 million for Mitt Romney and his GOP allies to $94 million for President Obama and his allies. State Republican parties also had 50 percent more cash than their Democratic counterparts, according to an analysis by The Washington Times....
  • Wal-Mart boss Sam Walton funding Obama big time

    10/22/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 77 replies
    Can we stop pretending that Barack Obamaís candidacy is some grass-roots uprising? Obamaís campaign has outspent Romneyís campaign. The Democratic National Committee has outspent the Republican National Committee. While Romneyís SuperPAC (Restore our Future), has outspent Obamaís SuperPAC (Priorities USA), that $40 million Romney SuperPAC edge doesnít come close to making up for the Obama campaignís $180 million edge. There is legally undisclosed spending going on here, and thereís reason to believe Romney benefits from more of it than Obama, but thatís not conclusive, and we donít know how big Romneyís edge is in that category. Obama argues that his...
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepardís past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepardís house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • DNC takes out $10 million loan while RNC has $83 million in bank

    10/20/2012 1:12:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2012 | Rick Moran
    Talk about a mismatch. The RNC will be able to help out many marginal campaigns with that $83 million while Dems will have to pick and choose carefully which races they will invest in. Politico: ***** The Democratic National Committee was unable to keep up with the Republican National Committee's fundraising again in September, despite taking out $10.5 million in loans. The DNC raised $20.3 million in September, including the loans, and only $3.7 million of its total fundraising came from individuals and political action committees. The rest came from transfers and offsetting operating expenditures. As of Sept. 30, the...
  • Binders Full of Women vs Ledgers Full of Nothing

    10/20/2012 9:49:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | October 20, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    <p>The official Federal Election Committee reports for September are out, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s DNC is a complete wreck. The Democrats ended September with cash on hand of $4.6 million, compared to the Republican National Committee’s $82.6 million.</p> <p>That’s nearly an 18-to-1 cash advantage for Republicans.</p>
  • Republican National Committee has $83 million in bank; Democratic National Committee takes out loan

    10/20/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/12 | TARINI PARTI
    The Democratic National Committee was unable to keep up with the Republican National Committeeís fundraising again in September, despite taking out $10.5 million in loans. The DNC raised $20.3 million in September, including the loans, and only $3.7 million of its total fundraising came from individuals and political action committees. The rest came from transfers and offsetting operating expenditures. As of Sept. 30, the DNC reported having $4.6 million in the bank and $20.5 million in total debt Ė almost double the $11.8 million it owed at the end of August. The committee owes about $5.5 million of its total...
  • RNC up $83 million, DNC taking out loans

    10/20/2012 9:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 20, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    What a difference two years makes! In the 2010 midterm elections, the Republican National Committee failed to capitalize on grassroots anger with effective fundraising, leaving them in the hole when a party needs to fund get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts most. Only the intervention of outside groups saved Republicans from blowing a historic shot. The Democratic National Committee was relatively flush with cash ‚ÄĒ which didn‚Äôt stop Democrats from getting pounded in the midterms, but may have limited their losses, especially in the Senate. Two years later, the RNC and DNC have changed positions ‚ÄĒ and this time, the DNC won‚Äôt be...
  • Look America In The Eye (New RNC ad)

    10/15/2012 7:23:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3z3AR1fMr0&sns=tw
  • National GOP establishment lavishly funding liberal homosexual activist Richard Tisei for Congress

    10/14/2012 12:43:34 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    MassResistance.org ^ | October 14, 2012 | Unknown
      National GOP establishment lavishly funding liberal homosexual activist Richard Tisei for Congress in Massachusetts. Has long record of outrageous activity. Is this a warning where the Republican Party will go in the next few years? POSTED: October 14, 2012 The Republican establishment in Washington is pouring enormous amounts of money -- over a million dollars -- into Massachusetts to elect an aggressive, anti-family homosexual activist to Congress. In Massachusetts, Richard Tisei is known as an openly "gay" liberal Republican politician who ran for Lt. Governor in 2010. Prior to that as a State Senator, among other things he...
  • National GOP establishment lavishly funding liberal homosexual activist Richard Tisei

    10/13/2012 11:28:19 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    Mass Resistance ^ | Oct. 15, 2012
    The Republican establishment in Washington is pouring enormous amounts of money -- over a million dollars -- into Massachusetts to elect an aggressive, anti-family homosexual activist to Congress. In Massachusetts, Richard Tisei is known as an openly "gay" liberal Republican politician who ran for Lt. Governor in 2010. Prior to that as a State Senator, among other things he worked to successfully block the people's right to vote on the Marriage Amendment. Tisei is the only Republican Congressional candidate in Massachusetts to receive such support from the national Republican Congressional campaign! Flood of expensive TV ads Anyone watching TV in...
  • Laughing at the Issues (RNC ad)

    10/11/2012 9:33:46 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCtemaHgjyA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Some in G.O.P. Choose to Return to Akinís Corner

    10/07/2012 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 98 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/6/12 | John Elgion
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó For establishment Republicans, it is decision time in the Missouri Senate race. Should they return to Representative Todd Akinís corner? Many quickly withdrew their support for Mr. Akin weeks ago after his controversial comments about abortion and belief that victims of ďlegitimate rapeĒ have a biological mechanism to fight off pregnancy, hoping to force him aside so another Republican candidate could battle the Democratic incumbent, Senator Claire McCaskill. But Mr. Akin called their bluff. He stayed in the race, reckoning that election math would oblige them to stick with him. Now, with Mr. Akinís name legally...
  • National Republicans re-open door to spending money on Akin

    09/26/2012 5:31:13 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/26/12 | Aaron Blake
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued a statement Wednesday clarifying its support for Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race and suggesting it might spend money to help elect him, after saying a month ago that it would not do so. ďThere is no question that for Missourians who believe we need to stop the reckless Washington spending, rein-in the role of government in peopleís lives, and finally focus on growing jobs in this country, that Todd Akin is a far more preferable candidate than liberal Sen. Claire McCaskill,Ē NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer said. ďAs with every Republican...
  • Dear RNC, Do You Want to Win?

    09/26/2012 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Arcy · 19 replies
    9-25-12 | Arcy
    As a Republican, I truly wonder if Romney's heart is in this. He's running a campaign that mirrors that of someone running for high school class president. Worse yet, he's trying to play nice with a fire-breathing dragon! Who is Romney kidding? Not me! I see no fight, and where there is no fight, there is no heart! I do see a nice guy. Is that what you want to say at the end of a losing campaign, which is supposedly the last opportunity to save our republic? That he was nice? That we were nice? Sorry, but my family...
  • Let the GOP know how you feel about them withholding funds for Todd Akin

    09/25/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    RNC ^ | 9/25/12 | Self
    Now that we ALL know Todd Akin is NOT dropping out of the U.S. Senate race, we have an opportunity to let the GOP know how we feel about them holding back funding for him. With your help, we can send a message from not only Missourians but all other states that will get the GOP's attention between now and the election. When you click on the below url, you will be directed to an official RNC email form asking for your inputs. Please fill this out and send it to them. I have already sent one and intend to...
  • RNC memo claims 2012 ground game has already surpassed 2008

    09/24/2012 7:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/24/2012 | Conn Carroll
    Republican National Committee Political Director Rick Wiley sent out a ďGround Game UpdateĒ memo to ďInterested PartiesĒ today, claiming the RNCís 2012 voter contact efforts have already surpassed 2008 totals. ďOverall, we have made more than 26 million voter contacts, thanks to the efforts of our 73,000 volunteers. This week, we expect to make our 30 millionth voter contact. By mid-September, we had already surpassed the 2008 operation in total volunteer voter contacts,Ē Wiley writes. You can read the full memo below:MEMO FROM: RNC Political Director Rick Wiley TO: Interested Parties RE: Ground Game UpdateAs we head into the final...
  • CLINT EASTWOOD HANGS ĎEM HIGH

    09/17/2012 11:26:30 AM PDT · by JT Hatter · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 8, 2012 | J.T. Hatter
    Paint Your Wagon! Clint Eastwood just dropped another nuke on Obama. In the latest issue of The Carmel Pine Cone (Sept 7-13, 2012) American's favorite actor said, "President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," The Pine Cone is the weekly newspaper for Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula. Clint Eastwood was the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988 and didn't run for a second term. Clint was elected in a landslide with 72% of the vote. President Ronald Reagan called Clint to congratulate him on his victory. Mayor Eastwood accomplished all of his campaign...
  • Scarborough: Eastwood Spoke 'From The Bottom Of A Bottle'

    09/10/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has suggested that Clint Eastwood was drunk when he gave his RNC speech. Today's Morning Joe opened with a clip of Mitt Romney telling David Gregory that it was a thrill to have Eastwood speak on his behalf at the RNC, and that he felt Eastwood spoke "from the heart." Scarborough came on and said that rather than speaking from the heart, Eastwood spoke more "from the bottom of a bottle." View the video here.
  • DNC vs. RNC: Which convention had the most impact?

    09/10/2012 8:41:08 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2012 | Fox & Friends
    September 10, 2012 DNC vs. RNC: Which convention had the most impact? Donald Trump weighs in
  • Tampa vs. Charlotte

    09/09/2012 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Tampa, Fla., was like the Republican National Convention delegation -- older, more experienced, less excitable. Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl; the city had lots of space and nothing to prove. There was a been there/done that feel to the entire affair. Tampa Bay is used to welcoming visitors and has plenty of nice hotels to host them. You say a hurricane is coming? No worries. They laid out some sandbags, closed up for a night and started up a day later. No need to rush a convention. People don't come to Florida to be in a hurry. Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Record number of Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the DNC this year (here's why)

    09/08/2012 12:53:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    goddiscussion ^ | September 7, 2012 | MRIANA
    While the Republicans stand strong on the Christian deity, they also allegedly adopted an anti-Sharia platform targeting the religious practices of Muslims this year. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked them to remove it, but the Republicans refused. Thus, the increase in Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this year is attributed to the Republicans anti-Muslim platform and according to the CAIR website and the Rightwing Watch site, the GOP said they will inspire laws targeting Islam.Eight years ago, an estimated 25 Muslim and Arab-Americans attended the DNC and in 2008, 43 attended....
  • CNBC's Harwood: Eastwood Speech 'Big Blunder, Big Set-Back For Romney'

    09/08/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Guess John Harwood was feeling lucky today. CNBC's chief Washington correspondent went on the Today show and boldly proclaimed that not only did Clint Eastwood not accomplish his mission with his RNC speech, but that the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney." Harwood did not adduce a scintilla of evidence in support of his contention that the speech hurt Romney. And his universe of pundits apparently does not include people like Jonah Goldberg or Mark Steyn. View the video after the jump.
  • Clint Eastwood: ďObama Is The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On The American PeopleĒÖ

    09/07/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 7, 2012
    Indeed he is. After‚Äąa week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to.¬ďPresident Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,¬Ē Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. ¬ďRomney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that¬ís...
  • Better Convention, DNC or RNC?

    09/06/2012 11:33:28 PM PDT · by Overkill_GOP · 21 replies
    Wepolls.com ^ | 9/6/12 | Wepolls
    Who had a better convention, Democrats or Republicans?
  • RNC Chairman Pushes for Romney Presence While Obama Makes Stop in Iowa City

    09/06/2012 11:24:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    KCRG TV ^ | 9/06/2012 | Jillian Petrus
    Romney/Ryan supporters in Johnson County got a rally-cry from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday night. Priebus visited the republican campaign office in Coralville as the group prepared for the Presidents stop in Iowa City Friday. Republican leaders say they refuse to let President Obama snag the spotlight in Iowa City. "He gives great speeches that's what he does," said Priebus. "Unfortunately for the president and our country, he's not good at following through and that's a bad thing." This week, the UI College Republicans said they were on campus tabling, registering students to vote and gathering support for...
  • The First Four Years Are The HardestÖ [open letter to Mitt Romney]

    09/06/2012 1:21:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    mikeroweworks.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | Mike Rowe (host of "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery channel)
    Dear Governor Romney, My name is Mike Rowe and I own a small company in California called mikeroweWORKS. Currently, mikeroweWORKS is trying to close the countryís skills gap by changing the way Americans feel about Work. (I know, right? Ambitious.) Anyway, this Labor Day is our 4th anniversary, and Iím commemorating the occasion with an open letter to you. If you read the whole thing, Iíll vote for you in November. First things first. mikeroweWORKS grew out of a TV show called Dirty Jobs. If by some chance you are not glued to The Discovery Channel every Wednesday at 10pm,...
  • Analysis: Democrats turn left on social issues, widening chasm with GOP (media get it right)

    09/05/2012 1:18:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2012 | DAVID LIGHTMAN AND WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    Democrats staked out unmistakably liberal positions on some of the nation's most volatile social issues Tuesday, notably abortion and gay marriage, planting the party as firmly on the political left as Republicans are on the political right. The differences are vividly reflected in the two parties' platforms. For years, platforms strived to be lofty and gentle, brushing aside any hint of extremes while couching controversial positions in language carefully crafted not to offend swing voters. Not anymore. The Democratic platform lights a fire from the start, fans the flames and urges votes to pick sides. "This election is not simply...
  • Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair Routine Reverberates Because It was So Effective

    09/04/2012 2:23:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Clint Eastwood bit at the Republican National Convention is still being talked about, which is testimony alone to its effectiveness. You know what everybody who is analyzing this -- and I must include myself in the first ten minutes of his routine -- forgot? He's an actor. He's an actor. Everything that happened in Eastwood's gig was intended to happen. He wasn't nervous. He wasn't bumbling. It didn't take him a while to get going. It was exactly what it was intended to be. And you know what it really was? Among many other things, he...
  • If Clint Made a Fool of Hmslf, Why R the Dems Scrambling to Produce a Similar Schtick w/Betty White?

    09/04/2012 1:50:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 43 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 4, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    And what about those†naked pics... You've got to give the benefit-of-the-doubt to an 82-year old American icon, entrepreneur, and patriot who's fighting to save what he knows made this country great-†more than you can say for most of the other spoiled Hollywood ingrates still licking Obama's scrawny rear-end. But of course wretched opportunists of the American left -watching hopenchange†turn to dust in their hands- absolutely couldn't resist going-after Clint Eastwood as 'senile', completely out-of-it, and worse for having the audacity to mock Dear Leader as the empty suit/chair he is at the RNC in Tampa... so could somebody please tell...
  • Kathleen Parker on Race and the Republicans

    09/04/2012 12:15:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 3, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Kathleen Parker wrote a column lamenting the Republican partyís lack of racial diversity. I donít have any quarrel with her thesis ó Iíd like the party to do a better job of attracting blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, too ó but I found one remark of Parkerís puzzling. >>>>Republicans can honestly boast of having once been the party of firsts. The first Hispanic, African American, Asian American and Native American in the Senate were all Republicans. But that was before the GOP went south, banished its centrists and embraced social conservatives in a no-exit marriage.<<<< In 90 percent of political commentary,...
  • RNC Ad Shows Obama Recycling Speeches From 2008

    09/03/2012 4:26:33 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/12 | RNC
    The RNC has released an ad featuring President Obama using the exact same language and talking points from the 2008 campaign in his speeches in 2012. The ad highlights one of the Romney camp's strategies during the DNC Convention this week as they attempt to make the case that President Obama has been ineffective as a leader and is nothing more than an eloquent rhetorician with no actual accomplishments or plans.
  • Pro-Abortion Democrats Scream at 11-Year-Old Pro-Life Girl at Convention

    09/03/2012 2:57:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Life News ^ | September 3, 2012 | Bryan Kemper
    I want you to meet my friend and fellow abortion abolitionist, 11-year-old Zoe Griffin. In a world when grown adults ignore, deny or just donít care about the abortion holocaust that has claimed over 55 Million of Zoeís generation, she is willing to take a stand no matter what people think. Zoe joined her mother and friends to lay thousands of roses outside the site of the democratic convention and pray for the babies, the politicians and this generation.While Zoe was praying, pro-abortion activists who claim to stand up for women began to belittle and scream at Zoe for her...
  • Right rallies for 'Empty Chair Day' - AFSCME president Lee Saunders kicks "Eastwood" chair off stage

    09/03/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | TIM MAK and JUANA SUMMERS
    The right rallied on Labor Day to celebrate ďNational Empty Chair Day,Ē a show of solidarity with Clint Eastwood after his infamous address to an invisible President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last week. ...Notable conservatives like Michelle Malkin and writers at Breitbart.com, as well blogger Prof. Glenn Reynolds, kicked off the trend, according to the conservative blog Legal Insurrection. The blog, which had asked readers to send in photos of empty chairs, updated its post midday to say that the response had been so overwhelming ó and the backlog of photos so great ó that they were...
  • Clint Eastwood and Disrespect (Must Read!)

    09/03/2012 6:11:00 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 97 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | September 3, 2012 | Nelson Hultberg
    The political left in America is outraged at Clint Eastwood's recent presentation at the GOP convention. The shock and disbelief of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC and the Blitzer gang at CNN is heavy with condemnation of this inimitable American icon. The establishment media response has basically come down as follows: "Weirdest thing I've ever seen." "What was he thinking?" "Have the Republicans gone daft?" "The Democrats must have sent Clint to the GOP so as to sabotage their convention." "This was inexcusably disrespectful." Yes, indeed, it was disrespectful. But what kind of humans allow themselves to be enslaved by a...
  • If it's Monday, It Must be 'Empty Chair Day'

    09/02/2012 9:23:20 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 114 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-02 19:18:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you, punks? Inspired by Clint Eastwood's Republican Convention soliloquy to an empty chair, representing the vacant years of the Obama presidency, many have been inspired to emulate Eastwood by declaring Monday (formally known as Labor Day) "Empty Chair Day."As you may recall, the action hero of such film classics as "Dirty Harry" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" used an empty chair as a prop to address our failed president. "We own this country," Eastwood said to the chair, "Politicians are employees of ours ... and when somebody does not do the job,...
  • Eastwood's act caught GOP off guard

    09/02/2012 4:55:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 48 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 09/02/12 | Willie Brown
    As for the Democratic National Convention, it will be the first one I skip since 1960. Let's be honest: It has no mystery, no fights, and it's in Charlotte, N.C., which is about as far off the beaten path - or easy airplane connections - as you can get. And when you get there, there is no shopping. The only thing to buy is bootleg booze.
  • Axelrod To Wallace: Americans ĎIn A Better Position Than We Were Four Years Agoí

    09/02/2012 3:29:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Mediate ^ | September 2, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on Fox News Sunday this morning, President Obama‚Äôs senior adviser David Axelrod told host Chris Wallace that he believes Americans are better off today than they were four years ago.‚ÄúCan you honestly say that Americans better off today than they were four years ago?‚ÄĚ Wallace pointedly asked Axelrod.‚ÄúI can say that we‚Äôre in a better position than we were four years ago in our economy, in the sense that when this president took office, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month,‚ÄĚ Axelrod responded. ‚ÄúAnd the quarter before he took office was the worst since the Great Depression and we...
  • TURNABOUT: Now calls for Rove to go!

    09/02/2012 5:02:32 AM PDT · by possum john · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 9/1/2012
    A growing list of Republicans and conservatives are calling for longtime Republican adviser Karl Rove to step away from GOP campaign efforts after the strategist jested that he might have to murder Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo. William Murray, who heads the Government is Not God Political Action Committee and chairs the Religious Freedom Coalition, said today that the comment ďwas so distasteful as to shame the entire Republican Party.Ē ďCongressman Akin made a misstatement on the subject of rape and conception for which he apologized,Ē he said. ďApparently Karl Rove believes the apology is not enough and that Akin should...
  • Who Now Has or Owns the Eastwood Chair?

    09/01/2012 8:48:57 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 15 replies
    September 1, 2012 | Self
    I have a question now that "Eastwooding" is now the new internet meme. Where is the chair and who owns it now? I think after Thursday's speech this empty chair would have a significant historical and/or collectable value. Many FReepers have no doubt spent time watching countless episodes of Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Cajun Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn etc. After watching re-runs of these this weekend I have to ask this question. Where is the chair now and is there a certificate of it? I would love to see what the sale of this item could bring as a fundraising...
  • The Cardinal Prays (how to speak truth to power in the public square)

    09/01/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joseph Wood
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan showed how to speak truth to power in the public square this week.‚ÄúPower‚ÄĚ in this case was the Republican Party, and the power was in a good mood when the Archbishop of New York went to the podium to close the GOP convention. But rather than just excuse the crowd with a few feel-good platitudes, Dolan delivered a brief blessing that was packed with Catholic teaching. And he did so in a thoroughly American spirit.As with his decision to invite both presidential candidates to the Al Smith charity dinner in October, Dolan‚Äôs acceptance of the invitation to...
  • How To Make the GOP Eat Itself Alive

    09/01/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 218 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | September 1, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Recently, the GOP passed some Presidential primary and delegate rules changes, in a very shady manner, that enraged conservatives. This rule will lessen the impact of delegates, and soften the voice of conservatives and Tea Party members. I was one of those who were enraged. In fact, I was at the front of the parade. However, in life and especially in politics, not all is as it seems. One of Mitt Romney's closest advisors, a man by the name of James Bopp Jr., led the charge to prevent the rules from being this drastically changed. In a letter he...
  • Establishment Republicans Pass Rule at RNC to Suppress Grassroots Influence

    09/01/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 39 replies
    Interview at the Republican National Convention ^ | August 28, 2012 | Julie McCarty
    Watch Julie McCarty, President of the NE Tarrant [County TX] Tea Party and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Over strong grassroots opposition, Rule No. 12 was passed which gives the Republican National Committee the authority to change any rule between convention sessions. According to McCarty, ďThis rule was deliberately designed to suppress grassroots efforts.Ē "It is the Establishment Republicans saying to the grassroots, 'we do not want to hear from you, we want to do things our own way.'Ē They were able to defeat Rule 15. Under this rule, delegates to the National Convention would have no longer been...
  • The Theatrical Brilliance of Clintís Empty Chair

    09/01/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Politicos and policy wonks have been parsing every major speech offered at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, each with his or her own lens. (The exception is MSNBC, which apparently declined to parse several speeches by ethnic minorities.) Some have commented on the gender-war content of Ann Romneyís statements; some have focused on the deep policy weeds of Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. But the most transformative moment ó in its way, the most redolent of the Tea Party revolution ó was Clint Eastwoodís conversation with an empty chair in which President Obama was not sitting. One of the...
  • WH disses Clint Eastwood over anti-Obama speech

    09/01/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 1, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obamaís spokesman derided Clint Eastwood for his remarks at the Republican National Convention, in which Eastwood made a series of jokes at the presidentís expense by pretending to conduct an interview with Obama while only talking to an empty chair. ďI wasnít quite sure what I was watching,Ē White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwoodís performance. He prefaced that dismissal by saying, ďIím a huge fan and admirer of Clint Eastwoodís work, both as a director and an actor.Ē Eastwood made several jokes at Obamaís expense and that of Vice President Joe Biden (whom he called...
  • Don't be TOO quick to condemn the GOP-e. [Rare One-Line Vanity]

    09/01/2012 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 45 replies
    Unnamed Sources (mainly George Haight of 156 Pine Street, Lakewood, Florida 715-283-2993) | Sept 1 2012 | By Laz
    Guys, I am the first to jump on the GOP-elite when they backstab conservatives. I'm even sometimes at the front of the parade. But I have certain information that might show that the GOP-e wasn't all too keen on some of the rules changes that got us so upset. In fact, Romney's team might have been trying to avoid some of this stuff. I need to do more homework (there is a freeper who is my main source for this, and he's NOT GOP-machine whatsoever. If he wishes credit, I will be glad to give it to him). Wait for...
  • Liberal Journalist Misplays Race Card Badly

    08/31/2012 4:34:37 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 16 replies
    Tar and Feathers ^ | 08-30-2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    When it comes to the race card game, you canít win with a liberal. If youíre conservative, youíre racist no matter how you play it. As the 2012 GOP Convention progresses, this liberal con game is once again in play. Youíd think Republicans would have learned by now. When it comes to issues on race, you may as well be playing Three Card Monty with a downtown street hustler. No matter how you play it, you will lose. During the convention, the Dems and their compliant media toadies have used a ruse that everyone should be well aware of by...
  • That Fading Obama Poster...

    08/31/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The day after Paul Ryan's RNC speech I posted a series of graphics based on his speech (here). This was probably the best line of them all, and I wanted to make sure I could come up with something that would do it justice...†