Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said early Wednesday morning on MSNBC that it’s time for Republican leaders to stand up to “extreme statements” and “nonsense” coming from within the GOP, including Rush Limbaugh. “Now, people calling for revolution and these extreme statements — when I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense, and to repudiate it directly,” Schmidt said. He continued: “There has been a culture of fear and intimidation, that you are not a real conservative if you won’t,
Comments: This is the lying idiot that insisted McCain suspend his campaign and then tried to revise history and blame Sarah Palin for his own incompetence. So what he's saying is, that moderate losers like Dole, McCain, and now Romney, should be the continued norm and true conservatives should shut up. Hmmm...,I think we've seen how that's worked out for us.
Screw you Buttface! On MSNBC no less! What use are 2 parties if they both stand for the same thing?
If you read some of the lib reaction, they are working on 2014 & 2016 starting tomorrow. The US elections have been Chicago-fornicated. Election reform or we are lost... even the UN minders were shocked we don't require ID or even citizenship in some places.
Mr. Schmidt, the GOP has not typically been in the habit of "muzzling" private citizens and, in effect, violating their freedom of speech. For that you'll need to look to your boss who arrested a guy who made a youtube video to deflect from his own leadership failings.
Nice high ground you've got their Schmidty. Loser.
What the GOP needs... No, what America needs, is to humble itself and collectively, fall on its knees and beg forgiveness from God Almighty.
This country has fallen from God's grace.
This election was a test as to how far we have fallen.
Four years ago I prayed (I wrote it here with some acknowledging it) that Obama would have a Damascus moment. He needed the type of moment Saul of Tarsus experienced when the Lord confronted Saul on the way to Damascus to persecute the Jews.
Now, 4 years later, it is evident that our country needs an awakening. There are many that don't believe God exists, and there are many that believe He exists, but they could care less about Him. That is why this country has fallen into such a deep abyss.
We care more about entertaining ourselves than in following God's will.
Imagine our amazing and wise forefathers having our attitude!
We need to get back to the fundamentals they follow. This country must pray as each day begins, to be guided by God's will... God's Providence.
They did not spend 40 hours a week and more watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Web. They worked to make a new country based on law and freedom. And, most importantly, they followed Divine guidance.
If this country would do that same thing, then what happened on Tuesday would never have happened.
We have our warning. God fired a shot across our bow.
The results defy all statistics gathered.....who do you trust, who do you,etc,etc. I cannot believe this replay has occurred. What a totally disgusting episode these past 4 years have been and worse yet to come.
If it's accurate that more voters identified themselves as "moderate" than liberal or conservative, you can bet Republican insiders are going to realize that a moderate 40% will beat the liberal 31%, whether the conservative 37% votes third party or not at all.
Conservatives/Constitutionalists have got to educate and convert that 40% or the next Republican nominee will make Romney look like Goldwater-on-steroids.
In a healthy America, the two-party debate would be between Conservatives and Libertarians.
If the GOP commits to a moderates-based strategy, the debate will be over style and "fairness" ...with the winner being whoever's nicest and most politically correct (which is always re-defined by the Left).
Like you #17 I can't sleep either! All that keeps running through my mind is "4 years ago an uninformed electorate made a horrible mistake and elected a total incompetent to the White House. Today after watching this country falling deeper into economic ruin and moral despair this same electorate did it again!"
Steve Schmidt better realize that by 2016 the GOP will have a different much more conservative face and he and his get along go along crowd will not have a place in it!
I am NOT done with the Republican party and never will be a tea party or Limbaugh fan club member. We need to revamp the schools to teach history and rid the schools of union teachers, some of whom are so ignorant that it is mind boggling. I am just sick and cranky that we had a great candidate and lost anyway. The press was a partner of the dems for some unknown reason and they will be suffering too.
Oh please. Steve. Do you seriously think that if Rush were silenced, those of us who listen to him would stop thinking the way we do? That we would just follow numbly along, never forming a thought of our own?
The reason Rush is popular is precisely because millions of Americans understand and agree with his message. Not because we worship him.
I honestly don't think Reagan could've fared better Schmitty ole pal. We've hit the tipping point in 2006 and 2008 some of us just had a little more hope. Neil Boortz was spot on, no one else predicted.
I have always respected and still respect Rush. I would ask Rush that he please reconsider the impact of uncontrolled immigration and the extreme racism of racial/ethnic minorities. Hasn't America moved to the point of no return? I know it would negatively affect his income, but shouldn't he recognize that traditional conservatism (along with the American republic) are dying a rapid death? Trying to win the hearts and minds of black and Hispanic America will simply not work. Other, more radical approaches should be considered while we still have some measure of power. To be timid now is to guarantee our certain, painful demise.
This comes down to the true difference in political beliefs-- whether we live in a Constitutional Republic under the rule of law, where the States and local governments are the focus, or the notion that the federal Leviatan and its dictatorial head is above the law.
"America, America God shed His Grace on thee" Our Founders would not be happy this day, as it would seem we have repudiated the message that got all of this started.
The so-called Fiscal Cliff is coming, and this 'great recession' is going to get worse. God help us!
The Tea Party was a huge part of the 2010 election but the media elected this 'messiah' again.
This took longer than I thought to be the first thing liberals attack as the reason the GOP lost.
But it's not far down on Obama's list, you can be certain. The FCC can make life so miserable for conservative talk radio that they will be regulated out of existence, which will give the Left almost a monopoly on information from radio and TV.
We still have the internet but I wonder for how long. Obama has the "kill switch", don't forget. Or if he doesn't yet, he soon will.
Romney made the same mistake as a candidate Bush made as President. He let attacks go unanswered. Obama flooded the swing states with negative ads all summer long. That allowed his urban base to prevail.
Turnout is way down from 2008. What happened to about 3 million voters who cast ballots for McCain/Palin in 2008? Obama's winning total when they they finish counting California is likely to be about the same as McCain's losing total- 59.9 million.
# 22 , come here to Wyo. and you'll see just how many are hoping and begging for a job and a decent cost of living . I think half of Ca. and Mich . have moved here . We just pray they are conservative and not bringing their old states poison with them .
Schmidt can kiss my tush. Rush is the only reason I've been able to stay sane these last 20 years while dems slowly eroded all sense of self-reliance and responsibility.
The RNC should have won this if they had any idea of what they were doing. All they do is get-out-the-vote, and hey, it is no where near enough! Educate! It might be too late now - I don't see how we turn back Obamacare now. The elderly are now going to be endangered species.
#10 is spot on. But I accept now that we no longer live in our Daddy's, the Greatest Generation's America. Right at 60,000,000 voters obviously feel as does Obama: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek....." Did you realize that 60,000,000 citizens want the America we love "fundamentally changed?" Accept the fact that just maybe Rev. Wright was right and God has damned the America we knew. It has happened. There are more takers than "Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country"ers today.
Thank you Progressives for destroying our country. Thank you Progressives for placing the burden of paying for ALL YOUR FREE GOVERNMENT STUFF ON BOTH YOURS AND MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ETC. DEMOCRATS, the party of the DUMB, DUMBER and DUMBEST.
#17 & #20 like you when first becoming awake(too early) & realizing what just happened it was "how best to fight"? Schmidt is a smuck along with the other RINOS. Those who have thrown the Tea Party under the bus will not be invited to our "fight". There will have to be a gospel awakening plus an understanding of Founding Fathers like Jefferson,Henry & Adams plus WWII brave young soldiers. If this does not happen or if we do not stand with Israel we may lose our Republic as a Client Nation to God.
The Republican party was the minority for so many decades that it does not know how to lead. The Republican party has failed us. We have 4 years to start a 3rd party, a Constitutional Party. Yes, it will take years for it to grow, but when you are in the bottom of the well, each step counts on the way up. IF we still are allowed to have a Constitution, and the military strength to defend it.
Problem is, we can't muzzle the GOP establishment. The primaries proved that they are still firmly entrenched. We tried to muzzle them in 1964. We muzzled them for a brief while when Reagan won despite their best efforts, and when he won the Cold War by ignoring their "sage advice" and challenged Mr. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall". But they never went away. Bush I started their comeback. They are once again entrenched.
Our only option is: to walk away.
Just do it.
There will be pain for awhile. Boehner will buckle, as he has done so last year. He will utter some "firm" words, he will cry, but he will buckle. Supreme Court? John Roberts has shown the futility of that. Judges and lawyers are for "the law" as it evolves through precedence in their courts, not the Constitution as it was written. The Dems will effectively have total control for awhile, Republican House notwithstanding, but nothing can stop that now. We must suck it up for the next 4 years, cling to our faith and our guns, and play for the long term revival. There is no choice. We must think anew, and just do it.
Interesting reading the comments here. We all cheered when the Tea Party movement was strong and cleaned up Congress. We had visions of us all standing up for our country's constitution and standing tall at that. We put fire to the toes of incumbent Republicans and tossed Rino's. But then came the slow whine of "it has to be Republican or we'll have a weakened base." What? Everyone knows that Washington needs to be shook out like an entry rug and put in order, but we all cling to our favorite 'dust bunny' because we are afraid to change. Bunch of sheeple and we are all jumping off the cliff together, or do we honestly vote with our country in mind. Still angry at GOP for floating the joke mc Pain, and equally angry at them co-skewering Herman in favor of Mittens. If we are truly conservatives we will stop hiding behind a tattered GOP banner and make/demand a teaparty styled remade truly constitutionally conservative GOP banner. Oh, just who is JOhn Galt...?
I never realized that Rush Limbaugh was a leader in the Republican Party who they could "muzzle".
I always believed that Limbaugh was a private citizen, who claimed to be a conservative, and who was employed by a radio network to give his opinion, and that if you did not like what he was saying that you could either change the station or turn off the radio.
Sarah Palin: We show what happened, back in 2008, I believe that´s when it started, when the media decided to just go along to get along with Obama, ingratiating themselves with him and vice versa. What we saw was these attempts to destroy these whistleblowers, those who were telling the truth, even in the campaign. (Snip) In the campaign, Greta, this is important for Americans to understand. I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those elitists, those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine running John McCain´s campaign at the time said that the media
Sarah Palin joined Greta Van Susteren on Friday night to slam President Obama for the comment during his big economic speech that Washington’s too obsessed with “phony scandals.” Palin wanted to know exactly which scandals the president was referring to as “phony,” and held up a “redneck version” of Karl Rove‘s classic white boards to remind viewers of all the scandals currently plaguing Obama, from Benghazi to NSA snooping, asking in disbelief if he’s really dismissing all of them as “phony.”(Snip) She told Van Susteren she was “banned” from talking about Wright and Bill Ayers because the Republican “elitists”
Mark Levin: You know, ladies and gentlemen, I hate to say this, but it´s right in front of our faces. Obviously, John Boehner does not want to get to the bottom of what took place in Benghazi. It´s obvious. He´s been asked over and over again by a majority of the Republicans in the House to set up a special investigative committee as is the tradition in these types of investigations. So you concentrate expertise and resources and time in one special committee rather than multiple committees that are also investigating
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is bashing Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), responding to Begich´s Wednesday comments that he hadn´t seen her much in Alaska recently. "Really, Mark? Really?" Palin opens in a Facebook post Thursday morning. "Mark, after looking at your voting record I can see why you are looking for a distraction. You have voted FOR Obamacare, FOR massive tax increases, FOR carbon taxes which could cost Alaskans 21,000 jobs, AGAINST pro-life
South Carolina’s fledgling William Wallace Caucus might suggest a prototype. She might need a council of advisers (“elders”) like John Brown’s Secret Committee of Six, which included Yankee crusader Theodore Parker and the husband of Julia Ward Howe (author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic"). Others to include: obviously her husband, Todd; and Franklin Graham, Christian evangelist; Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and maybe the venerable Judge Andrew Napolitano. She also needs a major celebratory event (think Woodstock for American revolutionaries) — I’d suggested a Tea Party Congress
In a recent stand-up performance, Bill Maher made a crack about Trig Palin, Sarah Palin’s special needs child. He got heard—first by a conservative writer, and then by Sarah Palin herself. Ron Futrell, a former sportscaster and contributor for Breitbart, says Maher referred to Palin’s youngest child Trig as “retarded.” Futrell has a special needs child himself, and has interviewed Palin in the past about their shared challenges. He was appalled, not only at Maher’s word choice, but the audience’s uproarious reaction. Futrell later began heckling the comic over a Halliburton reference:
This morning from The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker: "Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media ... Or as the tea party queen and former Alaska governor likes to put it, the ‘lamestream media.’ In a twist of irony, the two groups have coalesced around a common enemy: the U.S. government.” (Snip) But truth be told, there would be no Tea Party today had there not been a Sarah Palin to egg it on and advance it.
Sarah Palin said Friday that the elite media would never let a Republican president get away with what Barack Obama has done in his push for new gun laws. The former Alaska governor recalled that the national press “tore apart” George W. Bush for using “fleeting images” from Sept. 11, 2001, during his 2004 reelection campaign. At the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Palin slammed Obama for flying the grieving parents of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Air Force One and then “making them backdrops” at rallies. “That same media is now the reliable poodle-skirted cheerleader
The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel
To say that Sarah Palin shook things up by taking to Twitter to express her displeasure at the nonchalant nose-rubbing going on at the White House Correspondent´s Dinner Saturday night would be an understatement. It doesn´t matter who you are. If you watched the White House Correspondent´s Dinner and simultaneously possessed one shred of passion for the future of our country with regards to crony capitalism and corruption, it´s pretty easy to determine the overwhelming consensus of the event. The media is supposed to exist to hold these people accountable. Instead, they choose to play
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings should not be treated as an enemy combatant, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday morning. “I do not believe under the military commission law that he is eligible for that. It would be unconstitutional to do that,” Feinstein said on “Fox News Sunday.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the sole surviving suspect in last Monday’s bombings, was taken into custody Friday. Federal officials said they plan to use a public safety exception to delay reading Tsarnaev his "Miranda" rights.
Mainstream media publications immediately exploited the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday to again advance their political agendas by falsely smearing former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. In a rush to write whatever they could to tarnish both, outlets like Politico and the Washington Post resorted to "reporting" on a fictitious story and an imaginary trip that have already been debunked years ago. The Post, a publication known for its liberal agenda, immediately "re-upped" the debunked story about Thatcher having snubbed Palin when Chris Cillizza,
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.