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  • McConnell to get Tea Party challenger

    07/22/2013 5:55:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/22/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will have a challenger from the right in Matt Bevin, a local businessman and Tea Party candidate who plans to announce his run for Senate this week. Bevin, who has been exploring the race since February, is reportedly already buying airtime and has met with multiple conservative groups about his run. He'll launch a 3-day, 8-stop tour of the state after he formally announces his intentions on Wednesday. Bevin is a partner at a Kentucky investment firm and the owner of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing, a Connecticut bell-making company founded 160 years ago. He previously...
  • JEB BUSH VERSUS THE “CHIRPERS” (Dismisses grassroots conservatives...)

    06/18/2013 11:30:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/18/13 | John Hayward
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is still nursing presidential aspirations, despite Republican unease about the “comprehensive immigration reform” he whole-heartedly supports, after losing an argument with himself and immediately backpedaling from a book he had only just published. Bush chose to deal with this unease by attacking the uneasy, referring to them as “chirpers” in a CBN interview following his appearance before the Faith and Freedom Coalition. ”I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the ‘chirpers’ out there,” he said, apparently playing off Senator John McCain’s reference to his conservative colleagues Ted Cruz, Rand Paul,...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Begins To Lay Out Case For President

    06/15/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 103 replies
    CBN.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | David Brody
    In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush began to sketch out his case for President of the United States if he decides to run next year. “It will be based on my record. And that record was one of solving problems from completely from a conservative perspective. I cut taxes every year, I shrunk the size of government,” Jeb Bush tells The Brody File. And as for his critics who say he’s too mainstream establishment he offers this: “I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the chirpers out there.” We sat...
  • Rush Limbaugh rejects Jeb Bush comments

    06/15/2013 7:58:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/14/13 | REBECCA ELLIOTT
    Rush Limbaugh snapped at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for calling Republicans too reactionary, saying the party lost in 2012 because it “is considered wishy-washy.” “Jeb Bush said that too many Republicans are reactionary,” the conservative radio host said on his program Friday, according to a show transcript. “It’s a code word used by people who aren’t conservative to taint us as extremists.” -snip- “So Jeb Bush, who we really like here, said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition today that he wasn’t gonna be critical of the Obama administration. That really worked out for Romney, didn’t it?” Limbaugh responded.
  • Rove: Jeb Bush 'Smartest Guy, Biggest Thinker' in GOP

    05/23/2013 8:32:45 AM PDT · by MissTed · 131 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/22/13 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is “the smartest guy, the biggest thinker” in the Republican Party as it looks toward winning the White House in 2016, GOP strategist Karl Rove tells Newsmax TV. “Six months ago, I would have said, ‘No, he's not going to run,’” Rove tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “But maybe he is. I certainly hope he keeps a very strong voice.”
  • Why Lindsey Graham's Support for Immigration Reform Isn't Popular in South Carolina

    05/03/2013 6:09:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/2/13 | Beth Reinhard
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Avery and Susan Burns don’t like the immigration-reform bill in the U.S. Senate one bit. “People come here illegally, and now we’re giving them the red carpet,” grumbled Avery, a 71-year-old doctor, climbing the steps of the public library on a recent morning. His disgust is making him reconsider his support for home-state Sen. Lindsey Graham, the only Republican sponsor of the bill who is up for reelection in 2014. Yet Susan said she’d still vote for Graham because he’s a “strong Republican,” recalling his leadership during former President Clinton’s impeachment. The retired couple’s reaction shows why...
  • Toomey: 'I gave this my best shot'

    04/20/2013 6:52:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 19, 2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    After two weeks in the national spotlight, Sen. Pat Toomey was ready to move on. Toomey, seeming refreshed Thursday after the deflating defeat of his background-check plan the day before, greeted reporters with a smile as he rode an escalator up from the Capitol's subway platform. But the Pennsylvania Republican did not want to talk much about the fight that had put him at the center of the political and cultural maelstrom on gun laws. "The Senate has spoken on this," Toomey said. "It's not obvious to me what alternative path forward there is. I gave this my best shot."
  • Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Gun Control

    04/09/2013 5:43:09 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 56 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Apr. 8, 2013 | Grace Wyler
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to filibuster new gun control legislation, putting up a significant roadblock to Democratic efforts to move forward on the measure this week. ... McConnell is now the 15th Senator to sign on to the Republican gun control filibuster, an effort that has been spearheaded by conservative Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Lee (R-Utah). As the top Senate Republican, McConnell's support gives the filibuster a much higher chance of success, imperiling the already-delicate bipartisan negotiations on new gun control measures. McConnell's promise to filibuster also deflates criticism from the more...
  • Lindsey Graham Stunner On NBC: He Likes Some Of Obama’s Budget Proposals

    04/07/2013 6:17:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/7/13 | Garrett Quinn
    South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham surprised many this morning on Meet The Press when he said he liked some of the provisions in President Obama’s expected budget. President Obama is expected to release have dinner with several Republican legislators next when he releases his new budget. Graham, who has shown openness to raising billions in new revenues in exchange for some austerity measures, is expected to be among the Senators that join the president for the dinner. One must remember, though, that the president’s budget is has no real teeth and is a blueprint on where to spend in a...
  • E-Edition

    03/12/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    EDITORIAL: Governor Disappointment The failed leadership of Virginia’s Bob McDonnell The surest and quickest way for a Republican officeholder to kill his future is to dream up a tax increase. Once a rising star in the Grand Old Party, a shortlist contender as Mitt Romney’s running mate and a twinkle in the eye of the Great Mentioner for 2016, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia has disappeared from the speakers’ lists at key conservative events, such as the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins Thursday in Washington. There’s good reason for the snub. As a candidate in 2009, Mr. McDonnell promised...
  • Jeb Bush: I'm Open to a Path to Citizenship (Back to supporting Amnesty after only 24 hours)

    03/05/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/5/13 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Tuesday that he would endorse a pathway to citizenship that does not incentivize illegal immigration. It's a stance that differs from the immigration reform plan that he laid out in his new book. Bush, a well-known pro-immigration reform Republican, raised eyebrows on Monday when he said on the "Today" show and in his book that he opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, arguing that it would violate the rule of law and encourage future illegal immigration. In his new book, "Immigration Wars," Bush offers up a plan that would provide a...
  • McConnell readying for tough re-election fight (let's toss McConnell!)

    03/04/2013 7:45:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is gearing up for a tough re-election fight next year in Kentucky.</p> <p>He wants to prevent one, too.</p> <p>McConnell is trying to head off a GOP primary challenge by cozying up to the tea party. He's also trying to scare off potential Democratic contenders — actress Ashley Judd is one — by providing a glimpse of his no-holds-barred political tactics.</p>
  • Romney: ‘It kills me’ not to be in White House

    03/03/2013 10:10:39 AM PST · by lowbridge · 633 replies
    yahoo ^ | march 3, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Mitt Romney says it "kills" him that he's not president. But he doesn't blame Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or anything else on his loss to President Barack Obama--except his campaign's failure to connect with minority voters. “I lost my election because of my campaign," Romney said on "Fox News Sunday" in his first television interview since his November defeat, "not because of what anyone else did." The former Massachusetts governor refused place blame on Christie, who some Republicans say elevated Obama in his embrace of the president in the wake of the storm. Romney said his inability...
  • Bob Dole urges Hagel confirmation as defense secretary

    02/21/2013 5:05:31 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Olivier Knox
    Add Bob Dole—former senator, former presidential candidate, grievously wounded in World War II—to the list of Republican heavy-hitters urging the Senate to confirm the embattled Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. “Hagel’s wisdom and courage make him uniquely qualified to be Secretary of Defense and lead the men and women of our armed forces,” Dole said in a statement released by the White House. “Chuck Hagel will be an exceptional leader at an important time.”
  • American Crossroads Vetting Rep. Steve King For Senate Seat

    02/06/2013 4:41:57 PM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Kmeg ^ | Feb 06, 2013 | Heather Leigh, Reporter
    Karl Rove versus Steve King. Rove was one of President Bush's top advisors, but now Iowa's open Senate seat has one of America's top Republican operatives gearing up to fight one of his own, vetting candidates who have a history of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. And, that apparently includes Congressman Steve King. Steven Law, the CEO of American Crossroads, told the New York Times: "We're concerned about Steve King's Todd Akin problem....All of the things he's said are going to be hung around his neck," says Law. Law is apparently referring to comments King made to...
  • Former Rep. Walsh forming super-PAC to counter Rove

    02/06/2013 4:07:54 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/05/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is starting his own super-PAC to counter a group conservatives fear will protect establishment candidates from primary challenges. The tweet by Walsh, the outspoken former congressman, is in response to the creation of the Conservative Victory Project, a super-PAC being launched by Karl Rove, formerly a top adviser to President George W. Bush. The founders of the Rove super-PAC intend to engage in GOP primary races and back the most electable candidate. The group argues that a number of untested conservative candidates made it through 2012 primaries, only to lose in the general election. The...
  • Jeb Bush Moving Closer to 2016 Run

    02/05/2013 2:04:41 PM PST · by illiac · 57 replies
    News Max ^ | 2/5/13 | Cyrus Afzali
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak for the first time at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a clear sign that he is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The American Conservative Union, which sponsors the conference, announced Tuesday that Bush will address the group, set for March 14-16 in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington. Bush has been invited by the group to speak at CPAC several times, but this will be his first appearance. “We are pleased to announce that my friend Gov. Jeb Bush will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013,”...
  • Cantor to GOP Ranks: Government Can Be Good, Too

    02/04/2013 12:06:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 04 Feb 2013 10:54 AM
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor apparently wants his Republican colleagues to pursue a “government can be good” approach to their politics rather than focusing so much on the size and voracious spending appetite of Washington. … Citing an unidentified congressional aide as its source, the (Wall Street) Journal said Cantor plans to touch on a host of existing policies and initiatives, from school choice to tax reform, to show how families nationwide would benefit more from Republican ideas rather than those offered by Democrats. …
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/04/2013 10:20:44 AM PST · by yoe · 91 replies
    Coyboy Byte ^ | February 4, 2012 | Staff
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Tokyo Rove SuperPac to attack Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 11:18:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/3/13 | JEFF ZELENY
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. -snip- The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.
  • Reince Priebus re-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RINO insanity...)

    01/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been overwhelmingly re-elected to his post by committee members.
  • Saxby Chambliss to retire at end of term (Bye, bye RINO!)

    01/25/2013 8:47:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/25/13 | Dana Bash
    Saxby Chambliss, the Republican senator from Georgia, will not seek re-election in 2014, a GOP source said Friday. A conservative voice in the upper chamber since 2002, Chambliss recently drew the ire of some activists to his right who took issue with his support for bipartisan compromise. He was a member of the "Gang of Six," which tried in 2011 to strike a bipartisan deal on reducing the federal debt.
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (McConnell, Boehner preparing to surrender?)

    01/14/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit.
  • GOP scrambles to fix its primary problem (by stacking the deck against Conservatives)

    01/05/2013 1:50:07 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    The disastrous 2012 election and embarrassing fiscal cliff standoff has brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They have a primary problem. The intra-party contests, or threat thereof, have become the original sin that explains many of the party’s woes in the minds of GOP leaders. It’s the primaries that push their presidential nominees far to the right (see “self-deportation” and “47 percent”); produce lackluster Senate candidates (Todd Akin has almost become a one-word shorthand); and, as seen most vividly in the last two weeks, dissuade scores of gerrymandered House members from face-saving compromise while politically emasculating their speaker....
  • Ann Coulter: RE-ELECT OBAMA: VOTE NEWT! (Vote Mitt, Obama wins-Ann Coulter 2-12-11)

    01/25/2012 3:14:51 PM PST · by Syncro · 173 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Ann Coulter
    RE-ELECT OBAMA: VOTE NEWT! January 25, 2012To talk with Gingrich supporters is to enter a world where words have no meaning. They denounce Mitt Romney as a candidate being pushed on them by "the Establishment" -- with "the Establishment" defined as anyone who supports Romney or doesn't support Newt. Gingrich may have spent his entire life in Washington and be so much of an insider that, as Jon Stewart says, "when Washington gets its prostate checked, it tickles [Newt]," but he is deemed the rebellious outsider challenging "the Establishment" -- because, again, "the Establishment" is anyone who opposes Newt....
  • Gingrich could derail Romney in South Carolina

    01/21/2012 3:59:56 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 97 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | By Mark Gollom
    The winner of the South Carolina primary has gone on to be the Republican presidential nominee for 30 straight years — and that could be bad news for Mitt Romney, who suddenly finds himself in a real battle with Newt Gingrich in Saturday's vote. Polls suggest support for the former House speaker has surged since his fiery performance in Thursday night's candidates' debate, giving him a slight lead over the former Massachusetts governor and a good chance of grabbing all 25 of the state’s delegates. The two other candidates — former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and Texas congressman Ron Paul...
  • Steady in Iowa, Romney Counts on New Hampshire, Florida

    01/02/2012 5:15:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Election year has finally arrived, well after the beginning of a turbulent and unpredictable elections season, and voting begins on Tuesday in the Iowa Republicans caucuses. The few days of post-Christmas polling have shown the numbers oscillating and opinion changing in ways it hadn't been earlier in the campaign. Pre-Christmas, Barack Obama's job rating was on a bit of an uptick, nudging up toward but not quite reaching 50 percent approval in several polls. But two polls taken in the three days after Christmas by Gallup and Rasmussen show him with solidly negative job ratings, and Rasmussen shows him trailing...
  • Romney Quotes His Favorite Patriotic Songs and Offers Voters an Interpretation (Mitt Pukefest)

    01/01/2012 12:31:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2011 | Ashley Parker
    Iowans have spent the last week getting to know Mitt Romney as presidential candidate, businessman and ... performance artist? As Mr. Romney has rolled across the state on a three-day bus tour, he has been breaking into song — or at least reciting the lyrics of his favorite patriotic anthems. “I love that song: ‘O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,’ ” Mr. Romney said of “America the Beautiful” at a stop in Mason City on Thursday. “If you count corn as an amber wave of grain, why, you have them right here. What a wonderful place...
  • The Wrong Kind of Minority [More Mitt Propaganda from NRO]

    12/31/2011 2:59:44 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | December 30, 2011 | Mona Charen
    The Washington Post proclaimed in a recent headline another historic “first” for the United States — the first female usher-in-chief at the White House. Stop the presses! The accompanying story reveals that the nominee hails from Jamaica, so it’s probably a two-fer. Oh boy.The Post and other liberal organs are obsessed with firsts. The first female letter carrier to handle the Capitol Hill route will get a mention in the press. The first African-American anything is guaranteed at least a nod. You don’t even have to be first to get “first” treatment. The last two Supreme Court nominees have been...
  • Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team

    12/30/2011 7:42:29 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team December 29, 2011 Location Boston, MA United States Mitt Romney today announced additional members of his Virginia leadership team. The additional members join Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, Delegate Chris Peace and Delegate Barbara Comstock as members of Mitt Romney’s leadership team. “Virginia is on the most business friendly states in America and these Virginia leaders understand we have to make jobs our number one domestic policy priority,” said Mitt Romney. “The Virginia Founding Fathers understood the principles of free enterprise, hard work, and innovation and I am pleased these Virginia leaders are standing with...
  • Romney could lock up GOP nod with silver medal finish in Iowa

    12/28/2011 1:12:40 PM PST · by TBBT · 58 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/28/2011 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney increasingly is being seen as a winner in Iowa, even if he fails to win the state's caucuses on Tuesday. A second place finish on Jan. 3 in Iowa could lock up the GOP nomination quickly for the former Massachusetts governor, who appears all but unbeatable in the next contest — New Hampshire's Jan. 10 primary. “If he comes in first or second in Iowa and wins New Hampshire, he will be the prohibitive favorite — it’s very difficult to see a scenario where he’s not our nominee,” said Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, who...
  • (PowerLine Blog Endorses Mitt) For President in 2012, Mitt Romney

    12/27/2011 10:04:55 PM PST · by pogo101 · 24 replies
    PowerLine Blog ^ | December 27, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    It is time for Republicans to get serious. After flirting with just about every candidate in a large presidential field, is is time to come home to the one candidate who has the demonstrated ability to run the largest organization in the United States, the Executive Branch of the federal government; who has never been touched by the slightest taint of scandal; whose success in the private sector makes him the outsider that Republicans say they are looking for; and who has by far the best chance of beating President Obama: Mitt Romney.{Snip}
  • Romney look beyond GOP Presidential Primary [beyond conservatism, onward progressivism]

    12/27/2011 12:39:15 PM PST · by no dems · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Baker City Herald ^ | December 27, 2012 | Steve Peoples
    The former Massachusetts governor largely ignored his GOP rivals while speaking to New Hampshire voters Tuesday. Romney focused instead on President Barack Obama. And he sounded increasingly optimistic about his chances. "I think I'm going to get the nomination if we do our job right. Asked about Gingrich's Virginia ballot problem, Romney referenced a famous "I Love Lucy" episode; referring to the episode where Lucy is humorously overwhelmed by her job. "You've got to get it organized." Romney focused on broad issues likely to win over independents. "I'm not going to spend my time bashing the Democrats and attacking them...
  • Schwarzenegger frustrates Democrats

    09/03/2006 8:39:54 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 488+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Sept. 3, 2006 | Carla Marinucci
    Candidate Schwarzenegger frustrates Democrats. They're hornswoggled as he adopts their issues as his own and his approval soars. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is now campaigning as the politician who delivered to state voters his promised "action, action, action" on a higher minimum wage, landmark global warming legislation, a prescription drug bill and increased funding for education. And frustrated Democratic leaders -- starting at the top with the party's gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides -- have been left to stand by while Schwarzenegger has not only stolen their key issues, but also many of their campaign themes. Schwarzenegger's approval ratings...
  • Giuliani looks strong in Iowa

    08/27/2006 11:26:15 AM PDT · by Saint Louis · 195 replies · 1,726+ views
    Newsmax | saint louis
    1. Giuliani Leads McCain in Iowa Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has pulled well ahead of Sen. John McCain among Iowa Republicans likely to take part in the state’s early caucuses, a new poll reveals. In the survey by Victory Enterprises, Giuliani received support from 30 percent of Republicans expecting to attend the 2008 caucuses, which are scheduled to launch the 2008 Republican presidential nominating cycle. McCain was second at 17.3 percent. A similar Victory Enterprises survey a year ago had Giuliani and the senator from Arizona tied at 21.7 percent. Giuliani is viewed as favorable by two-thirds...
  • McCain Denies Right Shift

    04/23/2006 5:10:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 706+ views
    Newsmax Insider Report | April 23, 2006 | Newsmax
    1. Democrats Campaign to Lock up Latino Vote 2. McCain Denies Rightward Shift 3. China and Saudi Arabia Forge Stronger Ties 4. Weld and D'Amato Put Spin on Their Feud 5. Club for Growth Endorses Ken Blackwell 6. Al Gore Gets Campaign Manager 7. We Heard: Mel Martinez, Laura Bush Bio 1. Democrats Campaign to Lock up Latino Vote Democratic strategists are seeking to turn the Hispanic community's discontent over immigration policy into an opportunity to win over Latino voters. The activists believe the recent pro-immigration rallies - which are a reaction to the Senate's failure to pass a guest-worker...
  • The Conservative Case Against John McCain In 2008

    03/15/2006 5:29:43 AM PST · by OESY · 35 replies · 881+ views
    Rightwing News ^ | March 15, 2006 | John Hawkins
    There is no Republican up on Capitol Hill more disliked by his own GOP brethren than John McCain. That's why, despite the size of his fan club in the mainstream media, McCain seems rather unlikely to capture the party's nomination for President in 2008. Here's a short, but sweet primer that may help explain why so many conservatives believe John McCain would be a very poor choice as the Republican nominee in 2008. The Age Issue John McCain will be 72 years old in 2008, which will make him 3 years older than Ronald Reagan was when he became the...
  • California: The Bond Deal - Look closely at it, and be prepared to vote NO

    03/10/2006 12:36:43 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 34 replies · 545+ views
    Flash Report ^ | March 10, 2006 | Jon Fleischman & Tom McClintock
    Today and over the weekend, high-level nogotiations are taking place among the legislative leadership and the Governor - the focal point of these discussions - infrastructure investment. LOOK CAREFULLY at what comes out of the negotiations. Were the Republican Governor and Republican legislative leaders able to hold the 'line in the sand' against the big-government, spend-a-holic Democratic leaders? Does the plan: 1) HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PAY-AS-YOU-GO COMPONENT FOR FY '07-'08 AND BEYOND?2) HAVE A 6% BORROWING CAP?3) CONTAIN CEQA AND OTHER NEEDED REFORMS?4) LIMIT THE BORROWING TO MORTOR-AND BRICK REAL INFRASTRUCTURE?*From Senator McClintock:5) LIMIT GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDING TO STATE SCHOOL...
  • CA: It's a fee. No wait, it's a tax. Actually ...

    01/23/2006 10:51:36 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 41 replies · 861+ views
    Stockton Record ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Hank Shaw
    It's a fee. No wait, it's a tax. Actually ... Attempt to define $3 water charge comes up dry SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's waterworks plan, which could send millions of flood-control dollars to San Joaquin County, hinges in part on a $3 charge that would appear on a homeowner's water bill every month. Schwarzenegger calls this charge a fee. Others say it's a tax. While this debate might mean little to a Stockton homeowner faced with forking over $36 a year, it is so politically charged that few at the Capitol will discuss it openly. The flood-control legislation begins...
  • The Conservative Betrayal (Look where backing a RINO got the CA GOP establishment alert)

    12/11/2005 11:51:24 PM PST · by goldstategop · 63 replies · 1,399+ views
    World Net Daily.com ^ | December 9, 2005 | Melanie Morgan
    The past few weeks have been a wakeup call to those Republicans, and especially those conservatives, who got stars in their eyes and supported movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor during the historic Gray Davis recall campaign. On the heels of a decisive defeat in the recent special election for his reform ballot initiatives, the Terminator is acting like he wants to terminate his alliance with the Republican Party. Since he has failed to even slow the nonstop spending of the California Legislature, Arnold's false reading of the election-results tea leaves has now led him to join the Democrat Party...
  • GOP VOTERS STILL WANT GIULIANI FOR PREZ: POLL

    12/16/2004 11:18:44 PM PST · by kattracks · 281 replies · 2,403+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/17/04 | IAN BISHOP
    WASHINGTON — The stink of Bernard Kerik's rotten bid to become homeland security czar hasn't stuck to his chief cheerleader, Rudy Giuliani, who is a top pick for the presidency among Republicans, a new poll shows. A whopping 68 percent of Republican voters want to see Giuliani run for the White House in 2008, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll — showing little fallout among the party base in the wake of Kerik's embarrassing exit. [snip] And it shows that if party faithful get their way, Giuliani would face off against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in an Empire...
  • Joe Berry for President 2008; A Real Conservative

    12/05/2004 5:01:50 PM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 30 replies · 733+ views
    My agenda as President of the United States 1.) Tort Reform 2.) Closing the borders completely to illegal aliens. We dont need to close the borders completely, just need to do a better job with illegals from Mexico and any other country. 3.) More Welfare Reform-The reform completed in the 1990's by a Republican Congress(NOT by Bill Clinton--he happens to take the credit for welfare reform) was not enough. We still have people on welfare that simply refuses to work although they are very able bodied. 4.) No free handouts to any illegals! 5.) Pay increases to teachers that Perform...
  • Time for the Terminator to step forward and answer detailed questions about his past conduct

    08/29/2003 10:27:25 PM PDT · by ambrose · 361 replies · 1,163+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 8-29 | Nikki Finke
    <p>Gloria Allred, California’s most high-profile defender of women’s rights, is demanding that Arnold Schwarzenegger answer the “very serious questions” raised by his lurid 1977 boasting that he participated in a gang bang at Gold’s Gym in Venice. In an interview with the L.A. Weekly, the Los Angeles lawyer and feminist who is founder and president of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund added her outrage to what inexplicably has yet to become a real controversy over the candidate’s sexual history and attitudes.</p>
  • Follow The Liberal

    08/30/2003 12:43:18 AM PDT · by Amerigomag · 6 replies · 242+ views
    08-30-03 | vanity
    It strikes me as revealing that California conservatives, regardless of party affiliation, have maneuvered themselves into a position that they must now choose between a cultural separatists running on a socialist platform and a liberal running on his personal fame. The greater irony is that these conservatives are now willing to follow the liberal to hell for fear of the socialist.
  • McClintock vows to fight 'spending lobby'

    08/29/2003 12:14:18 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 55 replies · 297+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/27/03 | By Daniel Weintraub
    <p>When California lawmakers voted in 1999 to approve legislation giving state employees more generous retirement benefits and opening the door to a round of big increases in local government pensions, only a handful of legislators opposed the bill. One of them was then-Assemblyman Tom McClintock.</p>
  • Clintonism Saves Schwarzenegger

    08/28/2003 11:27:24 PM PDT · by ambrose · 47 replies · 229+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8-29 | Bill Whalen
    WARNING: The page you have accessed is dependent on JAVASCRIPT which is not supported by your browser. Due to this limitation, you may experience unexpected results within this site. Clintonism Saves Schwarzenegger You won't believe what Arnold told Oui magazine in 1977. What's more unbelievable? In today's political environment, it may not matter.by Bill Whalen 08/29/2003 12:20:00 AM WHICH DESERVES MORE ATTENTION: Arnold Schwarzenegger talking issues, or a 26-year-old issue of a "gentleman's" magazine in which the former Mr. Universe boasts how he-men and hedonism go hand in hand? Watch for the public and press to struggle with this--and...
  • Walk for Tom Scheduled on October 4th, TV Ad Goes on the Air!

    08/28/2003 9:41:09 PM PDT · by pollywog · 32 replies · 221+ views
    McClintock for Governor ^ | 8/28/03 | myself
    The McClintock for Governor campaign is having a "Walk for Tom" on Saturday October 4th. Lets all get out and support this wonderful Conservative canidate. http://www.tommcclintock.com/
  • TOM MCCLINTOCK

    08/12/2003 4:35:53 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 36 replies · 322+ views
    now | me
    TOM MCCLINTOCKON KFI "John & Ken Show" NOW http://www.kfi640.com/interactive/streaming.html#  
  • Live Thread: McClintock now on the Roger Hedgecock Show

    08/28/2003 3:41:59 PM PDT · by jam137 · 72 replies · 667+ views
    KOGO AM 600 in San Diego ^ | August 28, 2003 | KOGO AM 600 in San Diego
    California's First Live Town Hall Meeting Today, August 28, 2003 at 3:00PM Senator McClintock now hosting Roger Hedgecock Show (from 3-6pm) Listen online or on AM 600 in San Diego. Talk Show Call-in Numbers 1-800-600-KOGO; 858-569-TALK; ATT Wireless #600; Contest Line: 1-888-577-1-WI
  • TOM MCCLINTOCK DAILY EDITION - 8/28/2003(CA GOVERNOR'S RACE)

    08/28/2003 7:00:05 AM PDT · by Rabid Dog · 114 replies · 522+ views
    Please post local, regional, national news and views on Tom McClintock. The following guidelines for posting are per DoughtyOne's most excellent suggestion yesterday. McClintock Camp - Supporters or Defenders I would like to ask you all to please post positive articles about your man's policies and leave the Schwarzenegger bashing to the Democrats. Schwarzenegger Camp - Supporters or Defenders The call for McClintock to withdraw right now, or the tactic of calling him and his followers names for not doing so, is not productive and isn't good for the party. IN OTHER WORDS, SAVE THE RINO ARNIE/UNELECTABLE TOM RANTS FOR...