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  • The GOP Establishment Has Learned Nothing From Its Failure

    05/19/2016 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    You would think that after the complete repudiation of the mainstream GOP establishment by its own voters that it might do some soul-searching. You would think that it might ask itself what it did wrong to facilitate the rise of Donald Trump. And you might also believe in unicorns. No, instead of learning the lessons from 2016 that might help it avoid pain in the future, the establishment has chosen to learn different lessons, lessons that shockingly reinforce the same pre-existing notions that got us into this mess in the first place. Who in the Republican establishment has...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 100 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • Death of America: Why This Presidential Election isnt as Important as People Think

    03/18/2016 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    Its easy to get wrapped up in men and moments. In the current election season, for instance, we may see a candidate appearing to embody all our hopes and dreams (or at least many) and come to assign him country-savior status. Even the great Thomas Sowell a man for whom I have tremendous respect has called the November choice the last chance for America. Yet even if we do choose the right president, it will only amount to a stay of execution. Many people lament that Obama has destroyed America these last eight years or, alluding to same,...
  • The Gloves Are Off: Trump Accuses Hillary Of Being "Involved In Corruption ...

    03/18/2016 12:35:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 294 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: The Gloves Are Off: Trump Accuses Hillary Of Being "Involved In Corruption For Most Of Her Professional Life" It's popcorn time. Barely 24 hours after Trump launched his first Hillary attack ad in which he showed a laughing Putin respond to a barking Hillary, and shortly after Hillary's SuperPAC responded in kind with an ad of its own in which it used a Trump quote to mock him, the gloves are officially off, and now that both presidential candidates - both convinced they will face off against each other - are beyond the foreplay stage, the gloves have...
  • Pat Caddell: When Trump Finds Out Kasich Voted for NAFTA, Kasich Will Lose Ohio

    03/11/2016 9:34:16 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 69 replies
    Teaparty.org ^ | 3/11/16
    Breitbart) Veteran pollster Pat Caddell warns that Ohio Gov. John Kasichs vote for the North American Free Trade Agreement during his tenure in Congress could cost him both his approval rating as governor and the critical state primary. I believe I havent gone back and looked but I think he was in Congress in 93 and if so, Id bet you he voted for NAFTA. How much do you want to bet? Somebody ought to look that one up. Thats the real point this morning that could change the election in Ohio, he told Breitbart News executive...
  • Rubio: 'I am not dropping out of this race'

    03/09/2016 8:44:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 81 replies
    Hill ^ | March 09, 2016, 11:17 pm | Cheryl Segal
    Presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Thursday night insisted he is not dropping out of the GOP primary, despite reports that he was considering doing so just days before his home state's primary. Asked by Fox News's Megyn Kelly if he was preparing to drop out, the junior senator from Florida said, "No. I am not dropping out, I am fighting all the way through. Were going to win Florida." He added that reports of him dropping out before Tuesday's winner-take-all primary in Florida, which will award 99 delegates, are "100 percent, categorically false." "We win Florida on Tuesday and this...
  • Sowell: Last Chance for America? Part II

    03/02/2016 7:45:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 2, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside world. In the wake of that decision, China lost its position in the forefront of human achievements and fell behind, over the centuries, to become a Third World country. Before the end of this month, the United States of America may break that record for the worst political blunder of all time. Professor Dyson attributed the Chinese emperor's blunder to "powerful people pursuing partisan squabbles and neglecting the long-range interests...
  • Why Trump and Sanders Were Inevitable

    02/28/2016 10:38:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | February 28, 2016 | Michael Hirsh
    It was only a matter of time before we had a populist backlash to 30 years of flawed globalization policies that both parties embraced. There were, in retrospect, clear signs of what was to come--signs that if Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders did not appear on the scene, someone else like them would have. We've had decades of forewarnings as the top income earners --the "one percent"--began taking bigger shares of our economy starting in the 1980s: The anti-globalization protests of the late 1990s. The rise of Ross "NAFTA-will-suck-our-jobs-away" Perot and Pat "Pitchforks" Buchanan against the GOP establishment. The brief...
  • From 2011: Trump claims he only supports Libyan intervention provided the U.S. can "take the oil."

    02/26/2016 7:22:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 50 replies
    wsj.com/video ^ | 4/19/2011 6:23PM | wsj.com/video
    Trump: We Should Take Libya's Oil 4/19/2011 6:23PM In an interview with WSJ reporter Kelly Evans, potential presidential candidate Donald Trump claims he only supports Libyan intervention provided the U.S. can "take the oil." He also warns of Iran controlling Iraq's oil if the U.S. doesn't secure it first.
  • Donald Trump consults with Rudy Giuliani as he builds political kitchen cabinet

    02/21/2016 8:15:44 PM PST · by springwater13 · 137 replies
    Fresh off back-to-back victories in the Republican presidential race, Donald Trump is moving to expand his tight-knit campaign by building a political kitchen cabinet that includes former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Giuliani, who has not made an endorsement in the 2016 contest, said in an interview Sunday that he has conferred at length with Trump at least three times in the past month, both in person and by phone, and has counseled the real estate mogul "as a close personal friend" about campaign issues. "We've been talking. Donald and me, Donald and a few other friends who know...
  • The Constitution Does Not Require the Senate to Vote on a Nomination

    02/14/2016 5:50:00 PM PST · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 14, 2016 | Adam J. White
    Senator Schumer appeared Sunday on ABC's This Week and responded to suggestions that the Senate might not confirm the lame-duck President's nomination to replace the late Justice Scalia: "show me the clause [in the Constitution] that says [the] president's only president for three years." True, Presidents serve four-year terms. But here's a question for Senator Schumer: Can you show me the clause that says the Senate must vote on, let alone confirm, a President's nominee? I'll save him the effort: There is no such clause in the Constitution
  • Donald Trump, Republican Front-Runner, Wins Applause From Code Pink

    02/14/2016 12:50:31 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 230 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 02/14/2016 | Sam Stein Senior Politics Editor
    It’s not every day that anti-war groups find themselves cheering on leading Republican presidential candidates. But, then again, this hasn’t been a presidential campaign that’s stuck to the script. The morning after he called the Iraq War a huge misstep and argued that President George W. Bush lied to get the country into it, Donald Trump has earned praise from, of all places, Code Pink, the group best known for protesting the Iraq War and subsequent military interventions. “I watched the debate last night and LOVED IT,” Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin said in an email.
  • Donald Trump claims George W Bush lied about WMDs to justify Iraq invasion

    02/14/2016 5:36:58 AM PST · by Marcus · 105 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    A truism has developed during the 2016 election campaign that Donald Trump can say the most outrageous things and not have it affect his poll numbers. That principle may be put to a severe test as a result of Trump not only claiming that President George W. Bush lied about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq War but also blaming him for 9/11. These claims certainly livened up the debate in South Carolina where George W. Bush is regarded with some reverence
  • Trump’s America

    02/13/2016 6:06:05 AM PST · by Theoria · 67 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Feb 2016 | Charles Murray
    There's nothing irrational about Donald Trump's appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: they have every reason to be angry If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity. For the eminent political scientist Samuel Huntington, writing...
  • Trump threatens to sue Cruz for 'not being a natural born citizen'

    02/12/2016 12:57:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/12/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump on Friday threatened to sue Ted Cruz for "not being a natural born citizen" if the Texas senator "doesn't clean up his act" and stop running negative ads against him. "If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen," he tweeted. If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen. -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2016 Trump has previously argued that if...
  • [false] Reports question Trump's giving to veterans groups

    01/31/2016 5:24:05 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 January 29 | Adam Shaw
    Donald Trump announced Friday he raised $6 million for veterans at his fundraiser in Iowa the night before. Iowa was amazing last night. The event could not have worked out better. We raised $6,000,000 for our great vets. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > But this would appear a significant increase from what he's given to the cause before, according to some reports which questioned whether the billionaire businessman has been a consistent donor to vet groups. Showbiz 411 reports that the Donald J. Trump Foundation gave a total of $2.6 million in charitable donations in the last three years,...
  • Donald Trump Appeals to Evangelicals While Holding Mother’s Bible: ‘I Will Never Let You Down’

    01/30/2016 5:35:07 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 4 hours ago | staff
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took to Twitter to “thank the evangelical Christians for the warm embrace [he’s] received on the campaign trail.” In his appeal to the evangelical vote just two days before the Iowa caucus, Trump posted a video on Facebook where he holds his mother’s Bible and also thanks the evangelical voting block for keeping him high in the polls. “I really appreciate the support given to me by the evangelicals — they’ve been incredible,” Trump said in the video. “Every poll says how well I’m doing with them.” He adds, “My mother gave me this Bible —...
  • Republican Activists Think Donald Trump Is Their Best Shot To Win

    01/30/2016 5:52:42 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    You Gov Poll ^ |  01/29/2016 03:11 pm ET
    The most politically active members of the Republican Party have warmed to Donald Trump’s bid for the party’s presidential nomination since last summer, according to a new YouGov poll, which finds 68 percent now think he could win the general election. While most surveys attempt to reflect the entire electorate, this one is the latest in a trio of polls focusing solely on Republican activists: well-informed party stalwarts who've run for or held office, served as party officials, worked on campaigns or volunteered their time before elections. They provide some insight into the role of GOP political leaders in an...
  • Gallup: 'Trump Most Unpopular Candidate of Either Party' By Far

    01/30/2016 11:52:07 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 130 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/3/02016 | Chris Deaton
    Research from the polling firm Gallup has found that Donald Trump is the "most unpopular candidate" for president in either major party - both in this election and all the way back to 1992. Trump's unfavorable rating currently stands at 60 percent, which is substantially higher than that of any of his Republican rivals. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is at 45 percent, and everyone else is even lower: Chris Christie is at 38 percent, Ted Cruz is at 37 percent, Marco Rubio is at 33 percent, and the reliably likable Ben Carson is only at 30 percent. In the...
  • This is what the Trump campaign is mailing out to Iowa Voters [vanity]

    01/30/2016 3:22:57 PM PST · by springwater13 · 25 replies
    Last night poster IwaCornDogs on Free Republic posted what Trump's campaign is mailing to Iowans. The poster scanned the letter and you can read it at the link. The letter nicely asks for support and explains how easy it is to caucus, provides the voter's caucus location, and also a voter registration form to change their registration from independent to republican at caucus night. Probably hundreds of thousands of Iowans are receiving these letters. There are no vile scare tactics or attacks. There is no begging you for money or donations. It simply tells you how to caucus for Trump...
  • Grow Up! How can anyone be for this spoiled brat?

    01/30/2016 1:19:04 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 116 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/30/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!” It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies.
  • Do Trump Voters Really Exist? How Both Parties Botched Iowa

    01/27/2016 3:51:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 26, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Bernie and Trump boast about inspiring new people to head to the polls but less than a week away from the Iowa caucuses, the number of registered voters has decreased in the state over the past year. If the major political parties had some trick up their sleeves to get more voters registered ahead of the Iowa caucus, it hasn't happened yet. With under a week left until people vote for the first time in 2016, the number of registered Democrats and Republicans has remained fairly static in the last six months. So the big crowds at rallies for Bernie...
  • George Will: Beating Hillary Less Important Than Stopping Trump

    12/24/2015 12:29:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | December 24, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    As the end of the year approaches, Donald Trump is solidly ensconced at the top of the Republican polls nationally. The man just behind him? Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , an establishment bugaboo. The establishment’s favorite candidate, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , is currently running far behind in national polling, a distant third in Iowa, and in a deadlock with Cruz and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for second in New Hampshire. Panic time. So, here’s the establishment roundup for Christmas week. If You Support Donald Trump, You Want to Lose. Earlier this week, Bret Stephens of The...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Republican Consultant: I won't vote for Trump in the General Election

    11/26/2015 9:10:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 162 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/26/2015 | Cheri Jacobus
    Cheri Jacobus ‏@CheriJacobus I will not vote for @realDonaldTrump under any circumstances in the primary OR general election I will write in a real Republican.
  • If this Romney 2016 thing happens, I’m going to be blamed, aren’t I?

    11/13/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    It occurred to me last night, as random strangers were tweeting this story at me, that I’ll be expected to commit ritual seppuku if Romney somehow ends up jumping into this clusterfark. Even though I have no influence over anyone, I took the joke too far. I planted the seed. And I watered it with the tears of thousands of bored readers who sat through post after post about it. All I want is a trial. I admit guilt. I just want to contest the sentence. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus...
  • Headline: "VW Executives Endorse Carly Fiorina for President" [satire]

    09/24/2015 11:23:46 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 4 replies
    09/24/2015 | self
    Had a funny thought this morning...that is all.
  • GOP candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn't have shot Michael Brown

    09/12/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 210 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    FERGUSON Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldnt have used deadly force against Michael Brown, the teenager whose fatal shooting by police Officer Darren Wilson sparked a national debate on race and the role of police. Carson gave an interview to the Post-Dispatch on Friday afternoon after visiting Ferguson. When asked if he would have shot Brown if he were in Wilsons shoes, Carson said: Its hard to say. I probably, knowing who he was, I probably just would have arrested him. Carson said he would have waited for backup before having the altercation. A Justice Department...
  • John Galt Hates Ben Bernanke

    04/25/2015 10:24:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 3, 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Ah: I see that there was a Twitter exchange among Brad DeLong, James Pethokoukis, and others over why Republicans dont acknowledge that Ben Bernanke helped the economy, and claim credit. Pethokoukis who presumably gets to talk to quite a few Republicans from his perch at AEI offers a fairly amazing explanation: B/c many view BB as enabling Obamas spending and artificially propping up debt-heavy economy in need of Mellon-esque liquidation Yep: that dastardly Bernanke was preventing us from having a financial crisis, curse him. Actually, theres a lot of evidence that this was an important part of the...
  • McConnell Pledges to Avoid 'Scary' Excesses and 'Strident Stands' of 'Far Right'

    01/05/2015 9:27:44 AM PST · by INVAR · 62 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 5, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Mitch McConnell has an unusual admonition for the new Republican majority as it takes over the Senate this week: Dont be scary.... Democrats are dubious of McConnells pledge to avert edge-of-the-cliff moments. They believe he will run into the same problems that have bedeviled House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) during the past four years including the inability to corral rabble-rousers such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to support an agenda that conservative critics will probably view as not bold enough in challenging Obama. Appeasing those far-right conservatives will lead to an agenda that Democrats hope to exploit in...
  • The New Stupid Party (Democrats)

    12/18/2014 4:54:44 AM PST · by sr4402 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 7:30 p.m. ET | Dan Henninger
    The Democrats? Id rate the chances of the party reining in its extremes at below zero.
  • Republicans clash on reversing nuclear option in Senate

    12/09/2014 5:24:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2014 | By Alexander Bolton
    Republicans are split over whether to change the Senates rules to allow filibusters on executive and judicial nominations. As they head into a conference meeting on Tuesday, some Republicans say its time to undo a wrong committed by Democratic Leader Harry Reid and go back to rules that require 60 votes to clear most nominees. I think its rank hypocrisy if we dont, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said when asked about reversing the rule change. If we dont, then disregard every bit of complaint that we made, not only after they did it but also during the campaign, he added....
  • Will California's Next Top Cop Support Legal Pot?

    10/12/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Practically everyone expects California Attorney General Kamala Harris to win re-election handily in November. The Democrat won 53 percent of the vote in a crowded June primary. A rising star expected to ascend someday to the governorship, perhaps a U.S. Senate seat, Harris has won the endorsement of major newspapers in the state. She's such an attractive candidate that even though it was true, President Barack Obama had to apologize last year for calling her "by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." Yet Harris faces two unusual obstacles in the November runoff. One is Ron Gold, a never-elected...
  • Caddell: Republicans Are Stupid Party for Not Running Against Amnesty

    10/11/2014 5:30:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell blasted the Republican Party for not making the presidents planned executive amnesty a national issue ... The Republican Party, theyre not called the stupid party for nothing. These people are able to, are willing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory given the opportunity, he stated. It's amazing to me. I've never seen a party that doesn't grab opportunities thrown at it like this, he declared. And they [Republicans] should be taking this issue and making it a national referendum issue against every Democrat, and for every Republican in the country. He speculated that...
  • Lights Out for NSA? Maryland Lawmakers Push to Cut Water, Electricity to Spy Agency Headquarters

    02/10/2014 9:45:10 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 2/10/2014 | Steven Nelson
    The National Security Agencys headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., will go dark if a cohort of Maryland lawmakers has its way. Eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates introduced legislation Thursday that would deny the electronic spy agency material support, participation or assistance in any form from the state, its political subdivisions or companies with state contracts. The bill would deprive NSA facilities water and electricity carried over public utilities, ban the use of NSA-derived evidence in state courts and prevent state universities from partnering with the NSA on research.
  • The Chambers War on the Right Is So Wrong

    12/31/2013 11:26:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/30/2013 | Quin Hillyer
    If U.S. Chamber of Commerce strategist Scott Reed really wants no loser candidates and no fools on our ticket, as he told the Wall Street Journal last week, then he might want to start by banishing himself from any involvement with the 2014 elections. It takes a truly foolish Republican consultant to declare war on the partys most energized troops the same foolish politico who once advised Republicans to work in favor of gun control and who ran the incompetent 1996 presidential campaign of Bob Dole. If Reed wants no loser candidates, presumably he will be working to rid...
  • The Ryan-Murray budget deal: Democrats fool the stupid party yet again

    12/15/2013 8:06:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/15/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Ryan-Murray budget deal is a fake and a fraud that the Stupid Party thinks is on the level and the Democrats have constructed as a trap for them. It has only just been announced and it has already caused another split in the Republican Party which is just what the Democrats wanted to happen. This splitwas designed to happen. It was a very simple trap that is forcing the Republicans into another intramural war. The Democrats have once again played rope-a-dope with the hapless GOPe; and once again John Boehner, the Charlie Brown of politics, has fallen right into...
  • The Fix Is In

    12/05/2013 12:24:00 PM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/5/2013 | Erick Erickson
    In case you missed it, John Boehner has hired Rebecca Tallent. Tallent worked for the left-of-center Bipartisan Policy Center, and is a serious amnesty advocate. She helped John McCain and Ted Kennedy during the Bush era on that disastrous plan. Heres what is going to happen. Boehner will wait until 2014, after qualifying for all the serious challenges to incumbents is over. Then hell get all these Republicans talking out of both sides of their mouths and the Democrats together for a bipartisan immigration reform push. The threat of primary challenges well passed, theyll get their amnesty deal done. The...
  • As the Senate goes nuclear, whats the House doing?

    11/22/2013 6:38:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/21/2013 | JENNIFER RUBIN (Callous manipulator)
    <p>While the Senate majority leader is blowing up his institution, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) held an interesting press conference, giving some broad hints as to where that body is going.</p> <p>First, Boehner suggested that the House isnt merely going to club the president over Obamacare.</p>
  • Paul: NSA Could Be Spying on Obama

    10/31/2013 7:01:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | October 31, 2013 | Robert Costa
    In light of a recent report, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) fears the National Security Agency may be spying on President Barack Obama. They could well be spying on the president, for all I know, Paul says, in an interview with National Review Online. He has a cell phone, and, in fact, my guess is that they have collected data on the presidents phone. Paul also believes the federal government may be tracking Pope Francis. The most important question we need to ask the NSA is, Are you telling us youre collecting no data on the pope? And, Did you...
  • Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And Hes Coming For Immigration Next

    10/16/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/13 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back and the White House has signaled its on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight? As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could actually win. The final chapter of the current crisis hasnt been written yet, but Democrats in...
  • Debt Ceiling proposal and the National Debt(Vanity)

    10/10/2013 3:58:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    various | 10/10/2013 | me
    Lets raise the Debt Ceiling to 100 Trillion dollars,it's all borrowed money anyway,digitized,monetized,whatever.We pay off the 17 Trillion dollar debt,send everyone in the United States a check for a 1000 dollars and there will be trillions left over to fund everything!
  • Rick Santorum in Iowa: The Term Middle Class is Marxism Talk

    08/14/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Is there such thing as class in America? Not if you ask Rick Santorum. The once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate spoke to a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa late last week and shared this piece of advice with his party: Dont use the term the other side uses. That includes the middle class. Santorum proceeded to tear into President Obama for constantly invoking the term middle class in his speeches about the economy. Since when in America do we have classes? Santorum asked. Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a...
  • Reid: No bowing to Tea Party anarchists on Obamacare

    09/23/2013 12:55:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 140 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Karoun Demirjian
    Sticks and stones may break bones, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just hopes his words are enough to get Republicans to back off Obamacare. Were not going to bow to Tea Party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law, Reid said this morning. That was just the start of it, though. Reid used words like "fanatic" and "extremist" to describe Republicans threatening to hold up a budget until Congress votes to defund Obamacare and its exchanges, which open for enrollment in eight days. Are Republicans so intent on undermining President Obama and the signature health...
  • Krauthammer: Obamacare defunding Kabuki, Kamikaze and GOP will end up sushi

    09/20/2013 4:47:26 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 130 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-20-2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Fridays Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer mocked the Republican tactic of using the budget process to defund President Barack Obamas 2010 health care reform law. Krauthammer called the Houses vote to defund the law Kabuki and warned that it would come back to haunt congressional Republicans. I think the Boehner speech is what you would expect, Krauthammer said. He didnt want to do it. He had to do it, so he had to defend it, and thats Kabuki. I think its going to go to the Senate and if we end up...
  • Mistreating Ben Bernanke, the Man Who Saved the Economy

    07/29/2013 7:05:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/27/2013 | Mort Zuckerman
    George Santayana, and before him the 18th-century British philosopher-politician Edmund Burke, had history in mind in observing that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Events five years ago hardly qualify as "history," yet the evidence is mounting that many supposedly well-informed people have forgotten what got the U.S. intoand out ofthe worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. How else to describe the common attitude toward the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Ben Bernanke? The Fed and Mr. Bernanke were instrumental in pulling the countryand ultimately the world economyback from the abyss. Yet the heroic effort...
  • I BELONG TO THE STUPID PARTY

    08/19/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT · by shortstop · 84 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/17/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    I belong to the stupid party. Im a Republican. We specialize in self-destruction. The latest example is the recent decision by the Republican National Committee to ban CNN and NBC from covering any debates during the next GOP presidential primaries. Somehow, in head-up-your-butt land, that makes sense. But out here, in the real world, its insane. And petty, and one more sign that the people running this party are, in scientific terms, frigging idiots. Heres the story. Apparently there is this she-devil named Hillary Clinton who wants to run for president. Shes the one who said we didnt need more...
  • Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obamas disregard for foreign aid law

    08/16/2013 1:12:41 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 75 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama has contributed to [Egypt's] descent into chaos by providing foreign aid to the military regime while maintaining an otherwise detached and abstract position, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who called for an end to financial support. President Obamas detached and abstract statement yesterday on deteriorating conditions in Egypt is only the most recent manifestation of this administrations failed policy in that country, Cruz said. As there can no longer be any reasonable doubt that what occurred in July was a military coup, the first step is to send an unequivocal message that the United States is a...
  • Gingrich urges U.S. Republicans to move beyond Obama opposition

    08/15/2013 3:28:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:02pm EDT | Scott Malone
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich told a meeting of the Republican National Committee that his party needs to move beyond its image of steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama and convince voters its goal is to improve the country. We have to get beyond being anti-Obama and we have to convince people you can have hope in America, Gingrich said on Wednesday. What we have to do, in a sense, is be a party of optimism and a party of hope and show actual cases of how it can work. Speaking at a Boston hotel adjacent to where Republican...
  • Why Romney Lost

    08/08/2013 10:31:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/08/2013 | Jack Kerwick
    In his latest book, Collision 2012, Dan Balz, a Washington Post writer, expresses his incredulity over the inability of Mitt Romneys presidential campaign to humanize its candidate. This is one reason why, in Balzs estimation, Romney lost the 2012 election to Barack Obama. Yet there are two other reasons that he supplies to account for Romneys defeat. The one pertains to the technically superior character of his rivals campaign. The other is in regard to Romneys ambivalence concerning his bid for the presidency. The first thing that should be noted is that if Romneys consultants had difficulty in humanizing their...