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Conservatives lambast Romney,
vow to take over Republican Party

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Erik Wasson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/7/2012 7:47:02 PM

Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency. They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate. “The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign,” said Richard Viguerie, a top activist and chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. He said the lesson on Romney’s loss to President Obama on Tuesday is that the GOP must

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Oh my. This could get very ugly. The RINO's will not surrender their power easily. I cringe whenever I see the Tea Party called extreme. Barack Hussein 0bama is extreme, not the Tea Party.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woodsman, 11/7/2012 7:57:22 PM     (No. 8998117)

Did we learn nothing here?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Moritz55, 11/7/2012 7:59:37 PM     (No. 8998122)

Ditto #1!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/7/2012 8:00:14 PM     (No. 8998125)

You kids have fun.

Ultimately, unless we can find a bunch of cool ''free stuff'' to give away, we will never see another Republican president again.

But I'm through playing. I just can't do it anymore. Just don't have it in this old body.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/7/2012 8:05:27 PM     (No. 8998140)

The GOP is doomed...because it is not about RINOs or not being "conservative enough". If anything, that will completely kill the party's viability (especially if the people push social conservatism too far). Though we all wish we could go back to the mid 20th Century in many ways, it will NEVER happen this way. You cannot force more extreme views when people are more moderate socially. Fiscally, the party needs to be strongly conservative in line with the Constitution. But you can't put the worms back in the can with regard to certain social "freedoms" by force -- that just alienates people. Many of the TEA parties have lost their original charter to stick to financial issues and the Constitution. That is part of the problem. Unfortunately, rational heads will not prevail here because people want to go back in time too badly and they want it now. Romney shouldn't have lost. I think the fraud was rampant and the main reason why we lost. I know people don't believe it, but it is true.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: plex, 11/7/2012 8:05:46 PM     (No. 8998143)

As on another thread. Romney received fewer votes than McCain. Why did Ohio Republican not vote? Why did Virginia Republicans not vote. Did they think that Obama would be a better President? Did they not connect Obama policies with current problems? How much was the press a factor.

These should be the questions that are being asked and answered. Romney was not the problem. GOP voters were the problem. Democrats don't have this problem. They would vote for Maxine Waters if you made her the candidate and the press would support her.

Yes, Houston, we have a problem, but it is not how conservative the candidate is.

What is the strategy to get voters to connect the dots and to give a darn!

Does the Tea Party really believe that a more conservative candidate would have gotten Ohio Republicans to vote?? I don't think that is an issue. Ohio Republicans must not connect high gas prices with Democrat policies.

We have a problem. Please focus on the right issue.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/7/2012 8:06:17 PM     (No. 8998144)

A Tea Party nominee would have been chewed up and spit out. I don't like it either, but there it is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: texas_gop, 11/7/2012 8:11:21 PM     (No. 8998154)

Cringe? LEarn nothing? You evidently learned nothing or are part of the problem. the time to keep rolling over is done. We need conservatives and the TEA PARTY is our path. They are our conservative leaders, not the elitists. The republican elite that keep shoving moderate and liberal republicans down our throats needs to be stopped. We do not want a choice between big government and bigger government. We need to take our government back! The Left does not play fair, their rules change with the situation and the outcome is all that matters to them. It does not matter what we do the Left and the media will lambast us and blame us for every one of their failed policies. I am tired of this crap. I do not see a future for my kids. DID NOT LEARN ANYTHING?!?!? The nicy nice needs to stop. It is time to fight back. And I purposely made republican with a small r as that is what the elitists are, small Vichy willing to sacrifice all of us just to be liked. KMA.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/7/2012 8:12:55 PM     (No. 8998161)

Romney did as well as he could have. We are in a horrible web with the media being as corrupt as anything from the Soviet Union and the Democrats having power.

I live in California and we have a small business. It's successful right now but it won't be soon. It's going to be taxed to death. I'd love to get out but we're locked in. And the rest of the country is going our way.

I'm praying all the time now.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/7/2012 8:13:34 PM     (No. 8998163)

F'n monday morning quarterbacks. Where were they during the campaign and why weren't they helping?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Scottish girl, 11/7/2012 8:16:38 PM     (No. 8998168)

Romney was the man. . Our world has changed. We are living in a Godless society and I think we saw that with the result last night.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Muguy, 11/7/2012 8:25:58 PM     (No. 8998179)

The Establishment and "old guard" need to be taken over. Period.

No more deals.

Tea Party, arise! Take no prisoners--we have tried it their way the last two times, and we have lost.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Peach1, 11/7/2012 8:36:23 PM     (No. 8998191)

After giving this defeat some careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that it is biblical prophecy coming to fruition right before our eyes.

Revelation states that in the end times ALL nations will go against Israel. What better way for America to go against Israel than to have a Muslim president.

The end times will happen, they have to in order to fulfill prophecy.

There is no way America would be against Israel with a Godly president.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: angelesgift, 11/7/2012 8:42:51 PM     (No. 8998209)

I've created my own personal TEA Party. Heck yeah, I've been taxed enough already. In fact, that's ALL you Dem parasites will get from me anymore. Help those who were hurt by Sandy? Not a penny, and don't even think of blaming me because you live by the ocean and got flooded. All you blue staters who'd never dream of voting for some dreadful Republican - go pound the sand in what's left of your yard.

Drop my folding money in the Salvation Army bucket? Not anymore. Give to the food pantry? No indeed. Go apply for food stamps like all the other Obama lovers.

I'll help my family or people I personally know, but not one more dime to charity. Studies show that conservatives are far more generous than liberals. I'm doing my part in helping to take down that incredibly foolish statistic. Nobody gives me anything and I'm done letting parasites destroy our morals and liberty on my dime.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: PatrickHenry599, 11/7/2012 8:47:11 PM     (No. 8998218)

It's sick to lambast Romney. I'm a Texas red conservative but I'll be darned if I will criticize in any fashion the man we nominated. As Rush said today, there is no better man than Mitt Romney and he is what the country needed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dman, 11/7/2012 8:48:30 PM     (No. 8998220)

Don't try to take over. Let the country clubbers and Wall Streeters have the party. Walk away and start a party of our own. Unlike Perot, invite elected (or recently elected) conservatives to switch parties and form its base. That's the ticket to succeed where Perot failed.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: august9, 11/7/2012 8:50:25 PM     (No. 8998222)

A: Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency. They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate.

Does anyone believe that there were more conservatives that didn't vote for Romney then centrists who did?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 11/7/2012 8:50:42 PM     (No. 8998224)

Are these clowns Democrat plants? Do they think that Rick Santorum or Michelle Bachman or Rand Paul would have actually done better?

Romney got every Tea Party vote. Although he was not the perfect candidate, don't blame Romney. Blame the dumb American people, who are enamored with The One.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: AnnG, 11/7/2012 9:07:11 PM     (No. 8998255)

I'm curious about the turnout of the evangelicals. Has anyone mentioned this?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 11/7/2012 9:12:04 PM     (No. 8998262)

Romney is a good, moral man who would have been good for this country. Obamacare is settled law, there are countless EPA regulations coming to destroy what's left of our energy production, and the Barbarians (the entitled ones) have just crashed through the gate. This country is toast and the discussion is Tea Party politics? That game is over. They won. I don't have the talent or genius for the John Galt mode but I can be realistic and prepare in various ways for the inevitable.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 11/7/2012 9:17:22 PM     (No. 8998265)

Stuck on stupid I guess.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/7/2012 9:25:59 PM     (No. 8998280)

Tormenting us with the differential between the votes McCain got and those Romney got, at least one blogger has opined that McCain lost about 2 million when Rand Paul's people sat out the 2008 election, and threatened to do the same this time, in what number? And then we read from an evangelical spokesperson that they may have sat out this election because "Romney didn't reach out to them". It wouldn't be hard to find the missing votes in these blocs...

Although everyone talks the talk about revering Ronald Reagan and his perceived wisdom, no one seems to find it convenient to recall his "big tent" philosophy. And his being elected either governor or president was no slam dunk. He knew he needed all the votes he could get.

Divide and be conquered.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/7/2012 9:26:44 PM     (No. 8998281)

That should have said "While some are tormenting us..."

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Reply 23 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/7/2012 9:30:50 PM     (No. 8998285)

We are cursed with some very, very Stoopid leaders. Romney was up 5 before Christie fell in love with Obama. Remember that. We had it won according to Rasmussen and gallop. Now is not the time to crawl into the cave and become the Akin-Mourdock party. The economy is going to tank. The world is going to be very, very dangerous. I believe Scalia will wait four more years before stepping down. Thomas and Alito and Kennedy aren't going anywhere. John boener is not perfect, but hes a solid leader and has an extremely impressive record for enforcing party discipline. Business leaders, who is John Galt?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/7/2012 9:31:28 PM     (No. 8998286)

To simplify, doesn't it seem reasonable that everyone would get more of what they want with someone who is from the same general side in power than if the opposition won the prize?

Conservatives are a darned sight closer to moderate Republicans than they are to any Democrats. And more likely to get more of what they want with Republicans in positions of power.

That is just common logic.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chumley, 11/7/2012 9:31:50 PM     (No. 8998287)

I've been holding my tongue, waiting for the anger and disappointment to wear off.
I see the battles from the primaries are still going on here.
Against my better judgement, I did what the pragmatic L Dotters said. I held my nose and voted for Romney. Not because I believed he was a good candidate, but because he was acceptable to the "moderates" and "electable". Well, as it turns out he was neither. Thanks to the Republican party foisting yet another milksop candidate on us, we lost and evil continues its purge on the nation.
Nobody ever won by fighting a defensive war, and nobody ever won a war by being more civilized than the enemy.
If we have a nation left in four years, I would welcome a Conservative Party. To blazes with all the people who say a vote for the third party is a vote for the Dems. Using the fear of that being true, all we have managed to get is spineless losers, whether they won or not.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/7/2012 9:33:17 PM     (No. 8998288)

Evangelicals don't need to be "reached out to." That's the other side. We make our choice and go from there, as we did in great numbers for Mitt. We knew who Mitt was, just as we know who Obama is, and more importantly, isn't. It was an easy decision. We lost, for now.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Whimsy, 11/7/2012 9:37:30 PM     (No. 8998296)

Mitt runs to the center, camos himself, and gets thumped.

Obama campagins to the right, camos himself, and wins.

Which one has the 'problem'????

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Justavoter, 11/7/2012 9:53:58 PM     (No. 8998330)

Here is the problem. The democrats always frame the debate and their opponent first. Until the Republicans can find someone with the skills to reframe the debate or simply reject the primise of the medias questions the pub bites wheels will continue to spin.
Simple as that.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/7/2012 9:57:05 PM     (No. 8998339)

Exactly who are our conservative leaders in the Republican party?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/7/2012 10:00:56 PM     (No. 8998349)

#28, for that to work effectively, you need the media, or at least an objective media. That we'll never have. If Mitt's first debate performance didn't do it (although I think it did), forget it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 11/7/2012 10:05:02 PM     (No. 8998358)

Does it not bother ANYONE that Romney did not pick up one of the battleground states? (Florida still counting...) I think the voting machines were rigged. All it took was a couple of precincts in a couple of counties in each state to bring the state into the Obama column.

All day long I have been hearing about the low voter turnout. Not true. I worked a precinct in black/white/latino Louisville in a polling place with five precincts. We opened at 60 a.m. and were overrun all day. Every other precinct worker I know said the same thing. I doubt voter fraud here because we use paper ballots with many checks and balances. But we do have a Dem Secretary of State who is also touting the low turnout to bolster "low" numbers in other states. (I trust no one these days.)

Ulstermann has a report tonight. Very interesting because Insider, who I believe is a nom de plume of Ulstermann, is crunching numbers that show high turnout rather than low. Something is very wrong with this election.

Back to the battle-ground states that all voted for Obama...I believe he may have overplayed his hand on this one because it just all looks so screwy.

But we lost. Romney, like Nixon, will not contest so Obama is now our two term president with a huge agenda and no mandate. Could be troublesome......

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Reply 32 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 10:05:48 PM     (No. 8998362)

Romney is a good person. We are never going to change the blue states. I would rather go back to the constitution with the states operating according to their citizen's choices. Now we operate according to the choices made by the blue states and imposed on everyone else.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/7/2012 10:55:50 PM     (No. 8998454)

If Romney had fought 0bama as hard as he fought fellow Republicans in the primary, he might have got somewhere. The Republican party should now focus on getting control of the voting apparatus on the state level. If they could root out the cheating, it would go a long way to leveling the playing field. The Republicans on the federal level need to pick a fearless quick wit to be the GOP spokesperson. Someone to throw the medias feces back at them and articulate some sensible positions.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/7/2012 11:08:59 PM     (No. 8998459)

Mark Levin should shut his profoundly ignorant TTTemple yap. Look at his record: Alan West, Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin, Richard Mourdock, Akin, Angle. What a loser! I'll stick with Boenner and that Jew from Richmond. At least they win.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Gretchen, 11/7/2012 11:17:40 PM     (No. 8998469)

You all are still swallowing the blue pill. Stop it. The terms Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Moderate, left, right, are meaningless. There are only Progressives (a la Chris Christie). The next election will be between two Progressives, one calling himself a Republican and one calling himself a Democrat. And the one that is most attractive to the masses will be elected. The old paradigm is dead and buried. Stop kvetching over the useless details and the blame game. We lost this nation when we let the Left take over our schools and churches. The battle is no longer about elections, the Left has them sewn up for the foreseeable future. Until we retake the ground we gave up in the last two generations, we will continue to be ruled by the Obamas of the world. It begins at home, in our schools and churches. One by one.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 11/8/2012 1:13:30 AM     (No. 8998563)

I am starting to wonder what could be wrong with the Republican
Brand to lose so badly at what should have been an easy win?

Maybe they should retire people like Carl Rove and Dick
Morris who kept telling us it was going to be a landslide?
The same goes for Rush Limbaugh.

Also people like the Neanderthal Todd Akin didn't help the
Republican brand by opening his big mouth and talking
about "Legitimate Rape". Romney asked him to step down
but he refused. Last I heard Akin's election went down in
flames. No surprise there. What world does that guy live in?

I am starting to think we have all been treated to a big dose
of Kabuki theater by BOTH parties and the news pundits.

About the only thing that happens every year is government
keeps getting bigger and taxes keep getting higher.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 11/8/2012 1:54:56 AM     (No. 8998592)

Before we eat ourselves like the Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat....think about the effect the media is having. It painted and destroyed Sarah's future. It painted and destroyed many of the GOP candidates in the primary. It painted and destroyed Romney while whitewashing and remaking Obama. Is there anyone out there who will compose a list of sponsors of the main stream media (TV, newspapers, radio) so we can write them and boycott them? The media has to be exposed, destroyed, and rebuilt before anything or anyone has success. Look how we have resigned ourselves into saying matter-of-factly, that our candidate needs to be up by at least 7-8 points to counter the media's attacks, etc. Let's declare war on the media! Let's stand united against them!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bassman, 11/8/2012 2:59:46 AM     (No. 8998607)

First thing the Republican party needs to do is get rid of these open primaries. It's bad enough when Dems like McCaskill are donating to weaker candidates to give them an advantage in the elections, but allowing them to vote in our primaries is stupid.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: danu, 11/8/2012 3:31:05 AM     (No. 8998620)

The GOP's were warned of dirty Chi-town politics, and have been on notice of same for 50+ yrs.
They never learn, or protect the electorate from gross fraud--which is gross negligence.

Once again, Lucy yanked away the football.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mikkins2, 11/8/2012 3:39:00 AM     (No. 8998622)

And still we have GOP/NRC apologists and lap dogs insisting that there was nothing wrong with the candidate and the campaign they ran.

Ron White was prophetic when he coined the phrase "You cant fix stupid."

After 4 years of the republican establishment attacking the Tea Party they wonder why turnout was low? Seriously? And you still want to preach strategy to the rest of us?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: bearcat, 11/8/2012 4:51:56 AM     (No. 8998660)

Apparently there was no anti-Mormon sitting on hands? I find it very strange if Romney received less than or same number of votes as McCain. The Tea party should stick with its fiscal roots. The far right has been a disaster for us. And I don't believe Santorum supporters actually got up and voted for Mitt.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: hot coffee, 11/8/2012 5:34:14 AM     (No. 8998678)

What about those slam dunk Senate races in Missouri and Indiana?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Sully, 11/8/2012 6:20:59 AM     (No. 8998707)

#36 BINGO!

YOU HAVE NAILED IT?

The con talkers are trying to sell PRODUCT? Books ties tea whatever. I say this as a 20 year Rush listener. Im not saying Rush isnt honest in his conservative core, but his show is 100% oriented toward his cash register. And that compromises him.

Dont get me started on those howling nabobs Levin and Savage. It is all screaching all the time. You think Buckley would have any of that?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: forward, 11/8/2012 6:45:58 AM     (No. 8998722)

We have allowed social issues to hijack the more fundamental ones about economy and the role of gov't. In a horrible economy that Obama presided over, tell me why we had all these distractions about abortion abortion abortion, birth control birth control birth control, rape rape rape rape rape, back to abortion abortion abortion. I do think this allowed an opening for the Libs to cast it as a "war on women" that our party was waging, and I do think it cost us that precious 2%-3% of votes that we needed. Not only from women but from young people who are thinking, DO NOT take away my (or my girlfriend's) birth control pills! I know this was not accurate for them to think, but the focus on reproductive issues allowed us to be villainized to an extreme degree. Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a "slut", I am telling you, outside our own echo chamber do you think that went over well? It did NOT. OK, over and out, thanks.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Sully, 11/8/2012 7:13:16 AM     (No. 8998761)

OK now you're going to have the social moderates coming out and blaming the prolifers.

Lookit, if Repubs can't win THIS election, they can't win anything. We had the most socialist, most lying in daylight, most incompetent, scandal plagued admin you could possibly want. You think a prochoice repub would have taken it? REALLY???

It doesn't matter what they espouse, The MainMedia will spin it into crap.

Contraception? Where the h did that come from???? Stephie the Greek made that up out of whole cloth. How the h is candidate x supposed to reply to it? Any candidate? You respond to it well, they'll just pick something else. "is it true you want to ban alcohol?" Don't you get it??

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Reply 46 - Posted by: pmarc078, 11/8/2012 7:28:43 AM     (No. 8998789)

what #44 said...

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Judith, 11/8/2012 7:41:45 AM     (No. 8998820)

Tea party? Palin? I'm in, just call, I'll help.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/8/2012 10:18:33 AM     (No. 8999286)

Agree that open primaries should go. Also, was is Iowa sacrosanct? We didn't even win there. First Republican primary should be a big swing state - Florida or Virginia.

For now, concentrate on taking the senate in 2014 if possible and expand the House again.

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 9:01:08 PM     Post Reply
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A city board on Thursday gave a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque. More than 200 people had signed an online petition calling on the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board to deny an application by North Side Learning Center, the church´s new owner, to remove the crosses and build a six-foot chain-link fence. Before the vote to allow the church alterations, Chairman Don Radke said the board cannot interfere with a decision that involves

Jimmy Carter Says U.S. Should Grant Visa to
Iranian UN Envoy Who Was Embassy Hostage
Taker: “They Were College Students”
PJ Media, by Mike McNally    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 8:32:39 PM     Post Reply
There has been outrage in the U.S. over Iran’s bid to have one of the hostage takers who stormed the American Embassy in Tehran serve as its ambassador to the UN in New York. Twenty-nine Republican senators have written to President Obama urging him to deny a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was a member of a Muslim student group that took over the Embassy in 1979 and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. The State Department says it’s “troubled” by the move, but has not said if it will refuse Aboutalebi a visa. Now Aboutalebi has found support

Ft. Hood Soldier to CNN: ‘People
in Jail Have a Better Life’ than Us
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:41:49 PM     Post Reply
An unnamed Ft. Hood solider, speaking to CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, said that she did not blame the man accused of shooting dozens at the base on Tuesday night for the actions he took. She said that Ft. Hood is a “black hole,” that the soldiers stationed there do not make enough money to maintain their sanity, and that the base’s quality of life is not as good as that of inmates in American prisons. “It’s a pretty chaotic state,” the unnamed solider said, confessing that Ft. Hood was really not “the great place” the personnel who staff the facility

Dem Rep.: ‘Members of Congress
Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford
to ‘Live Decently’
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:15:42 PM     Post Reply
Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there

Networks Refuse Obama Request for
Primetime to Announce Obamacare
Hitting 7 Million Mark
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:04:57 PM     Post Reply
According to a report via BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, President Barack Obama requested the opportunity to address the nation in prime time on the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night to announce that the Affordable Care Act had reached 7 million enrollees. Those networks did not, however, accommodate the White House’s request. “Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the prime time slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular,”

Harry Reid on Koch Brothers:
‘Shadow Billionaires’ Spending
to ‘Rig Our Political System’
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 6:02:21 PM     Post Reply
At a press conference to push legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized industrialists David and Charles Koch, calling them “shadow billionaires” who use their wealth to “rig our political system.” Reid’s sharp comments come on a day when the Wall Street Journal published a commentary written by Charles Koch, in which he described the brothers’ decision to get involved in politics to preserve the individual freedom and free markets that he said are the pillars of the American republic. “These two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending



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CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
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Massive Voter Fraud Discovered
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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/2/2014 7:17:55 PM     Post Reply
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls. Initial findings suggest widespread election fraud. 765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election. 35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election. 155,692 voters

North Carolina drivers to
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WTVD-TV [Raleigh-Durham, NC], by Staff    Original Article
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Big changes could be just down the road for North Carolina drivers. A proposal is in the works that would change the state tax system to charge drivers by the mile, instead of at the gas pump.The proposal would be to charge a half cent per mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue. A driver who travelled 15,000 miles in a year would pay about $75. "Basically you pay per the mile. It´s treating transportation as a utility, much like your water and sewer," said Larry Goode, with the Institute of Transportation Research and
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Sources on ground during
Benghazi attack slam ex-CIA
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Fox News, by Adam Housley    Original Article
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Sources on the ground in Benghazi during the 2012 terror attack are pushing back hard on former CIA acting director Mike Morell´s testimony on Capitol Hill, where he defended his role in shaping the administration´s narrative and claimed politics were not involved. As part of Morell´s testimony on Wednesday, the former acting and deputy CIA director acknowledged that he overruled the guidance of the top CIA officer in Libya at the time. That official told Morell the attack was not an "escalation of protests," but Morell said he had to weigh that against analysts who concluded the opposite. He ultimately went

David Letterman makes big announcement
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It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

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Harry Reid on Koch Brothers:
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At a press conference to push legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized industrialists David and Charles Koch, calling them “shadow billionaires” who use their wealth to “rig our political system.” Reid’s sharp comments come on a day when the Wall Street Journal published a commentary written by Charles Koch, in which he described the brothers’ decision to get involved in politics to preserve the individual freedom and free markets that he said are the pillars of the American republic. “These two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending


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