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  • Biden says McConnell is 'rational Republican' to work on gun control with, warns executive options are limited

    05/31/2022 11:23:34 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/2022 | Michael Lee
    Biden said there was a chance for compromise on gun control with "rational Republicans" such as McConnell, R-Ky., and Cornyn, R-Texas, during remarks to reporters Monday, though he warned that there is not much he can do on his own through executive action. (snip) But Biden expressed optimism that some Republicans may be willing to take his side on the issue after McConnell directed Cornyn to attempt to work with the White House on a potential compromise, arguing that some members of the GOP believe that the current gun violence cannot go unchecked.
  • Just In: Trump Fails to Crack 50 Percent in New 2024 GOP Primary Poll

    05/19/2021 6:09:43 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 19th, 2021, 2:23 pm | Tommy Christopher
    In a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, respondents who plan to vote in the GOP primary were asked “If the 2024 Republican primary were being held today, for whom would you vote?” Trump more than tripled his nearest competitor with 48 percent to former Vice President Mike Pence’s 13 percent, while Pence nearly doubled third-place finisher Donald Trump Jr.’s 7 percent. Senators Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz were tied with former Amb. Nikki Haley at 4 percent. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, who delivered the GOP response to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress last month, drummed...
  • Report: Republican Strategist Henry Barbour Wants Mike Huckabee To Attack Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 7:28:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 26, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Establishment Republicans and donors are seeking to coalesce around whichever candidate is not Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , according to the New York Times. One influential Republican strategist says he wants to see former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to go after Cruz. "Whoever is not named Trump and not named Cruz that looks strong out of both Iowa and New Hampshire, we should consolidate around," said veteran Republican strategist Henry Barbour. Barbour, according to the New York Times, was so irritated by the internal battle between the establishment candidates that he wanted to raise money for Huckabee's...
  • Tx State Rep District 8 Rhino Byrom Cook raises $115,000 not 1 dollar came from his district

    01/20/2014 11:25:50 AM PST · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 15 replies
    candidate email ^ | 01/20/2013 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    Text of email from Bobby Vickery candidate for State Representative District 8: "From: Bobby Vickery Subject: Texas Ethics Report - Byron Cook Good Morning, I wanted to share with you the "battle" that real conservatives have in Texas.  Not only am I running against a Passive/Aggressive Incumbent who will not debate me and will not hold town hall meetings. I am fighting the Lobbyist who donate to Cook. He represents their special interests instead of the constituents. How does it make you feel, that your State Representative has $640,000.00 in his campaign funds, raising $115,000.00 this reporting cycle and not $1.00 came from...
  • A Conservative Look at Perry’s Economic Plan

    10/25/2011 2:21:24 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/25/11 | Daniel Horowitz
    When Herman Cain proposed his 9-9-9 plan, many conservatives became energized, despite their misgivings with the fine print of the plan.  It wasn’t so much the details of the proposal that excited the base, as most conservatives intuitively recoiled from a consumption tax; it was the boldness of the plan that resonated with them.  Cain’s 9-9-9 brought some excitement to a race that was defined by a frontrunner who offered 160 pages of banal fluff.  Nevertheless, his plan was too flawed to be utilized as a viable rallying cry in the general election.  Perry appears to have proposed both a...
  • Perry Proposes 20 Percent Flat Tax

    10/24/2011 8:07:43 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 142 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10-24-11 | Alex Roarty and Rebecca Kaplan
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry unveiled a sweeping economic agenda Monday highlighted by a plan to level a voluntary 20 percent “flat tax” on all taxpayers who will accept it in place of what they’re paying now.
  • Herman Cain: Karl Rove is trying to destroy me

    10/24/2011 12:04:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | y MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Herman Cain pushed back hard at Karl Rove's recitation of his recent campaign fumbles and miscues - which he presented on a whiteboard on Fox News this morning - and accused the operative of trying to do him intentional damage in a Byron York interview: "It's a good thing the voters are not looking at Karl Rove's little whiteboard," Cain said in a phone conversation from a stop in Chicago Monday afternoon. "I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice. But why not go with the choice that the...
  • Cain clarifies again: Abortion shouldn’t be legal, but some families might decide to break the law

    10/22/2011 5:50:47 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 266 replies · 1+ views
    HotAir ^ | Saturday October 21, 2011
    Full Title: Cain clarifies again: Abortion shouldn’t be legal, but some families might decide to break the law anyway. A better answer than yesterday’s spin attempt but Mediaite is right that it still doesn’t jibe with what he said to Piers Morgan. Then: No, it comes down to is, it’s not the government’s role — or anybody else’s role — to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number. So what I’m saying is, it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to...
  • Cain stumbling under glare of national spotlight

    10/22/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT · by World'sGoneInsane · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/21/2011 | APBy PHILIP ELLIOTT and SHANNON McCAFFREY
    ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain is learning the hard way what it means to face the glare of the national spotlight. After captivating Republicans hungry for an alternative to 2012 GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Cain has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning whether he's ready for the White House.
  • Herman Cain's campaign paid his company to buy his books [zot]

    10/21/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT · by Clairity · 278 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Lindsey Boerma
    Herman Cain's case against pundits who claim he's running a book tour rather than a presidential campaign just got a bit more complicated. Federal Election Commission records show that the former Godfather's Pizza executive paid more than $64,000 of his presidential campaign funds to his motivational speaking company, T.H.E. New Voice Inc., for copies of his own books, and for lodging, airfare, and resources, Bloomberg News reports. Previous rulings by the FEC have allowed candidates to use their campaign funds to buy their own books, as long as the purchase is at market value and the money goes to charity...
  • Former Herman Cain Iowa staffer joins Rick Santorum

    10/18/2011 6:43:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | October 17, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Herman Cain's former Iowa state director, Tina Goff, has signed on to Rick Santorum's presidential campaign. Goff is one of three Iowa staffers that resigned from the Cain campaign in June, citing Cain's unwillingness to make a serious effort in the first-caucus state ahead of the Ames Straw Poll. "Senator Santorum has shown a tremendous commitment to Iowa and the principles our nation was founded upon. I have worked for several presidential campaigns, but none have the organization, passion, and focus of the Santorum campaign," Goff said in a statement. "This is a refreshing reminder of what voters require of...
  • Herman Cain, A Man Without a Country: Unprincipled Pro-Abortion and Ineffectively Pro-Life.

    10/20/2011 1:38:34 AM PDT · by · 82 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 10/20/2011 | david Shedlock
    I Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, hen follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Herman Cain can't make up his mind whether he is pro-life or pro-abortion.  He wants to ride the fence, so let's let him.  But I have two suggestions for what to call his position. First, Unprincipled Pro-Abortion. I don't mean unprincipled and pro-abortion. I mean unprincipled pro-abortion. He is pro-abortion for sure, but not on principle, but rather on purely pragmatic grounds. This will...
  • Steve Forbes leaning towards supporting Rick Perry

    10/19/2011 10:13:58 PM PDT · by Clairity · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | Oct 19, 2011
    Steve Forbes was in Boston and spoke about the 2012 Presidential race and why he's leaning towards supporting Rick Perry. "I'm obviously leaning towards Governor Perry. I talked to his people about the flat tax and I think that's the way to go," says Steve Forbes. "I think with the formal unveiling next week he'll truly be a frontrunner again and will be dominating the debate." Forbes promoted a flat tax plan when he ran for president in 1996 and 2000. He favors a simplified tax plan and starting over again on healthcare.
  • Art Laffer Spouting Nonsense on 9-9-9

    10/19/2011 1:57:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-19-2011 | Josh Barro - OP/ED
    Art Laffer Spouting Nonsense on 9-9-9 Josh Barro October 19, 2011 I guess somebody had to try to defend Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan. Art Laffer does so in today’s Wall Street Journal, but his defense is really embarrassing.First, Laffer describes the business tax component of 9-9-9 as a 9 percent tax on “net business profits.” This is false. Cain’s business tax, as described by his campaign, applies to “Gross income less all purchases from other U.S. located businesses, all capital investment, and net exports.” Because wages and salaries are not deductible, this is a tax on much more than just...
  • Cain’s 999 Plan – Hell on the Middle Class and Doomsday for the Poor & Retired

    10/19/2011 11:22:57 AM PDT · by TLittlefella · 103 replies
    Anyone up for paying $18,000 sales tax on the next $200,000 house you purchase? I didn’t think so. And for those of us who work our way up the ladder of success at the workplace that next promotion may require moving to another city or state another house and another $18,000 in sales tax. We are either going to become a nation of renters or go bust trying to move up the ladder of success. (Hell on the Middle Class) Cain’s 999 plan is really the 999 plus 10 plan. Maybe you forgot that you no longer have a Social...
  • Economist Who Helped Cain Craft 9-9-9 Plan Backs Away From Sales Tax (Ruh Ro)

    10/19/2011 11:19:06 AM PDT · by teddyballgame1 · 68 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/19/11 | Judson Berger
    One of the key economists who helped presidential candidate Herman Cain draft his 9-9-9 tax plan is backing away from the most controversial component of it, warning that the criticism Cain endured at Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate shows his proposed 9 percent national sales tax might have to go. "It was such a dart board," economist Stephen Moore said Wednesday of the proposal. Cain weathered a storm of complaints over his tax plan at the Republican debate in Las Vegas. Virtually every candidate took turns accusing the businessman of pushing a scheme that would introduce new streams of revenue...
  • Perry vs. Romney: Now it's personal (No mention of Cain!)

    10/19/2011 9:21:59 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 23 replies ^ | October 19, 2011 | Ben Smith, Jonathan Martin (Politico)
    LAS VEGAS – After months of diversions — sideshow candidates, Hamlet acts and straw polls — Tuesday night’s sizzling Republican presidential showdown boiled the nomination fight down to its essentials: a deeply personal, ideological and smashmouth contest between two rivals with almost nothing in common.
  • Romney's Jobs Cutting Experience at Bain Capital

    10/18/2011 11:40:16 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 17 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Ted Kennedy scrubbed an ad against Mitt Romney in 1994 detailing how many jobs were lost when Romney headed an arbitrage fund that bought ailing companies, fired a ton of employees to clean up the P&L statement, and flipped them. These kinds of ads are really effective because the people who lost their jobs are real people. More, that Romney's Bain Capital was some sort of anonymous group of money men, it was easier for Romney to fire real people. This type of ad is even more effective in this very down economy, when most every voter is worried about...
  • Mitt Romney's Cyberwar on Rick Perry (an anti-Perry website show Romney is desperate)

    10/18/2011 10:29:29 PM PDT · by Sun · 73 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 18, 2011 | John Hudson
    Mitt Romney is going negative on Rick Perry, and he's using one of the most tried-and-true methods: the Internet. Today, Romney for President Inc. launched (snip) an anti-Rick Perry website aimed at undermining the former Massachusetts governor's best-funded opponent. snip The Washington Post shows other anti-Perry Web domain names are being gobbled up snip While no one is claiming ownership of the anti-Perry domains, The Post's Philip Rucker and T.W. Farnam note that the same day the domain names were purchased, Romney's campaign bought $2,851 worth of domain names at, which was the same vendor that sold the anti-Perry...
  • APNewsBreak: Suit may stop SC presidential primary

    10/18/2011 4:40:00 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    AP News ^ | 18 Oct 2011 | JIM DAVENPORT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina lacks the authority to conduct a 2012 presidential primary, according to a lawsuit filed by four counties at the state Supreme Court. The counties, in a case filed Monday, argue a 2008 primary law doesn't apply to running a 2012 primary. They argue the state Election Commission lacks the authority to conduct the primary and enter a contract with the state Republican Party to pay for it. And they say the commission can't require counties to cover expenses for the GOP primary. The counties said they "are on the precipice of having to expend...