The Gang of Eight's so-called "immigration overhaul" is pretty much dead on arrival in the House, but that isn't stopping Senators Marco Rubio and Kelly Ayotte from voting for it. But apparently, the House not taking up the bill isn't all these two, and maybe other Republicans, have to worry about. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is calling for both to be primaried. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried
Comments: Works for me!
Please do NOT use improper symbols when you edit. Post to word limit. LCom Staff,
Palin is right. Both of them cozied up to McCain. He lost. Gomez lost because he was Dem Lite. Ayotte - it´s not too late - stop letting the old bulls like McCain and Grahamnesty drag you down. Go with Cruz, Lee and Paul.
The State Republican parties should make sure that every Republican in Washington, DC who facilitates this liberal Democrat long-term Democrat voter recruitment bill has a good opponent the next time they run for re-election.
Palin mentions in the interview that she supported Ayotte because she did not support amnesty and did support enforcement of the border. Palin says she should be primaried because she did not keep her campaign promise.
Do you really want to go there? Lets compare Palins record against Rove and there rest of the Republican Establishments win verse loss. Rather then doubling down on a mistake, Palin is going to work to correct it. An odd way of going about business for the Establishment flying monkeys to understand I am sure, but then again trading your base for the hope that illegal immigrants will make up for their lost votes is perfectly sound stategery for them. So I can see why the confusion is festering.
I diito that No.2...I will contribute to whomever runs against them as a true Conservative. I won´t contribute to a Democraap but I will contribute to a real Conservative...preferably (R). Good bye Rubio and Ayotte...it was nice knowing ya!
Why do we conservatives keep screwing around with these phony conservatives in the Republican Party. Haven´t you had enough bait-and-switch? Charley Brown-Lucy-football-ouch!? How much longer are we going to stick with this Stupid Party?
We need a real, viable third party. Period. I´ve cast my last vote for a phony Republican.
Palin could primary Jeff Flake in AZ -if that´s now her permanent residence . Or declare for the Alaska Senate seat of Mark Begich , up in 2014 or primary Republican Congressman Don Young, also up in 2014. It´s called putting your money where your mouth is. Palin should also be wary of accusing Ayotte and Rubio of turning their back on the voters when she did exactly that to the Alaska voters who elected her.
It´s not fair to hold Palin´s endorsement of Ayotte and Rubio against her. To do so is to attribute to her some mystical power to see into a person´s heart. No one has such power. We were all conned by two skilled liars.
Sarah was lied to by Ayotte and Rubio just like the rest of us, and while she may refer to it as a flip flop I am not so generous. In my opinion, they lied to everyone to get elected, then betrayed us in their first term. Adultery with the democrats while still on their Tea Party honeymoon. Throw them both out.
And as far as Sarah supporting a path to citizenship for illegals ... that was just a generality. I could support a path to citizenship if it carried with it a lifetime ban on voting. It´s doable. The ability to vote does not automatically follow citizenship. Convicted felons are still citizens, yet they can´t vote. So, start as an illegal and you maybe get part way, but no further? Maybe. But being willing to discuss it doesn´t merit expulsion from the conservative club.
Sad part of politics is that we don´t always have a good choice and have to choose the lesser of two evils.
Many do not show their true colors when running for positions of power!
Each day we are learning more about Washington that is not complimentary.
Pray for America and mainly for our elected officials, including the president, that each one become involved in the needs of all Americans and learn to speak up for righteousness, something we have forgotten or never knew.
Extraordinary how the same people pounce on Sarah Palin whenever she exercises her right to speak feely, trotting out all the old well worn falsehoods. Surely McPain´s influence over the two new Senators is obvious, all to easy for a newbie in DC to be subsumed by the wolves in sheeps´ clothing. Rubio has the same fast talking disease as democrats, disallowing anyone else to break in and point out the weakness of their statements. Sarah Palin is putting focus on two who have not turned out to be as conservative as they proclaimed they were.
I´ll decide based on today´s actions, if that´s OK.
Just because I once bought a new 1978 Chrysler doesn´t mean I´d buy a ´78 Chrysler today. And if I were an NFL coach, I wouldn´t have Bart Starr start for me today.
I´m scratching my head over the "but back then, you said" objections posters are making. And over the desire to get some third person´s approval before deciding whether X or Y or Z should be supported as a candidate.
Even if we give Sarah the benefit of the doubt for endorsing her benefactor in 2010, it is difficult to do the same for Jeff Flake in 2012. Oh, sure...he became a "campaign convert" just like McCain had two years earlier, but it was a transparent and insincere change of heart. So much for her "intuition!"
some people...cough cough, should try and give up on that old saw...she turned her back on the voters..Cr--ola...if you don´t know why she left office..perhaps you need to research that..but somehow I feel you know..and just have to snark, snark...
Speaking as a 40-year resident, I don´t believe Sarah turned her back on me. Taking into account the situation she, her staff, and my State were in (frivolous lawsuits taking time and money away from them doing the work I voted for her to do, what would folks have had her do? How would you have had her handle the situation? None of her detractors, both here and in general has ever adequately answered the question. Hard to take those folks seriously and respect their opinions.
I don´t understand Kelley jumping on tis bandwagon.Rubio was set as a stooge front man for this bizarre out reach simply because he was Hispanic and supposedly gave him creds with the average hispanic voter. Number one,Rubio is of Cuban descent which is a hell of a lot different that your average Mexican or central or south american hispanic.
You´re better off trying to sell Christmas trees the day after Christmas than convincing republicans/conservatives and tea party people that Obama will do any kind of border enforcement no matter what´s in the law.
it´s not going to be easy to find another republican that can win in NH and although I agree with Palin that she needs to be primaried,it´s not a very practical thing to do.
The other side of this is Palin sending a message about back stabbers which only adds to her creds as far as people trusting her.
She made mistakes and is trying to correct them. Thats not the political way to do things. Her other options are to pretend there was no mistake, or admit the mistake but hope it will be forgotten. I like the option she chose. It displays more character. For some here and elsewhere, it is easy. If she dragged a family from a burning house, she would be criticized for not putting the fire out.
So... if a politician that someone supports initially changes their views (say going from not supporting abortion to a more ´nuanced´ stance), does things they originally said they would not (passing legislation that infringes on the second amendment), and just generally takes a path that is the opposite of what the supporter might have originally expected then the supporter is required to stick with that candidate anyway?
I just had an interesting insight into the whole ´Romney, no matter what´ campaign waged here last year.
If some of you had taken the time to learn that Rubio, Ayotte, McCain and Flake campaigned on "no amnesty" and "secure the borders", you might have commented differently. Of course, some of you will take any opportunity to attack Palin, regardless of the issue. I get it.
When a candidate takes a specific stand on an issue, it´s the same as a promise. It´s a promise to the voters and it´s a promise to anyone who endorses/supports them. They broke their promise on one of the most important issues we have.
For me, it goes beyond these four Republicans. I condemn any Senator who votes for a bill they haven´t read. If you listen to Rubio´s weak defense of this bill, it´s apparent that not even he has read all of it. I doubt that the other three have either.
Those who claim that Palin turned her back on the people of Alaska are either uninformed, dishonest or a little of both. How can anyone expect her to be bankrupted just so she could hold on to the office? Her administration was spending 90% of its time defending the bogus charges and fulfilling FOIA requests. If she had held on, the same people who criticize her for resigning would be criticizing her for putting her power ahead of the interests of the state.
She was on the hook for over $500,000 in legal bills and there was no indication that it wouldn´t continue to rise as long as she remained in office.
People who hammer her as a quitter prove just how effective Alinsky´s Rules For Radicals are.
Yes, that was certainly the story put out later, but not in the initial announcement. Various media sources at the time said she gave no "firm reasons" for stepping down. Obviously, the people of Alaska felt abandoned by her action and still hold a resentment, if you can believe the poll numbers.
#46, you are dead wrong. Anyone who actually listened to her resignation speech heard exactly why she resigned. She said she and Todd already had legal bills over $500,000. She said her administration had ground to a halt because most of their time was spent defending the bogus charges and complying with FOIA requests.
The problem was that the media spent it time trying to convince people that "there must be some other reason" for her to resign. The media all but ignored what she said, instead they hoped that some scandal would prove to be the reason.
Since you spend so much time here slamming Palin, I suppose you don´t really have any real interest in the truth anyway.
Actually, #47, Palin said nothing about bankruptcy or lawsuits in her resignation speech, which is available in full transcript from many online sources.She said that she was resigning to spare Alaskans a "lame duck year."
"Every one - all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We´ve won! But it hasn´t been cheap - the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to "opposition research" - that´s money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers - or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the "politics of personal destruction" ... Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn´t cost them a dime so they´re not going to stop draining public resources - spending other peoples´ money in their game."
"It´s pretty insane - my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more "politics as usual," but THIS isn´t what anyone had in mind for ALASKA."
Nothing Palin does will never get some the PDS posters to give her any credit. She could jump in the river and save their saggy old hides and they say she hurt them when she pulled them to safety. I have no respect for posters who have no room for Palin´s efforts to help our country. In fact the way they have such low standards for their darling Bush´s and Roves and Boehners,et al...and such impossible standards for Palin tells me that they are not seriously at war to return our nation to being staunch Constitutionalists and small government supporters. I could care less what any PDS posters think about Palin because they are warped about her.
A Republican strategist is reminding his party that President Reagan is dead. Ford O´Connell, who worked on Sen. John McCain´s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential campaign, says if Republicans want to win the White House in 2016, they need to break free of the "obsessive Reagan disorder." Rule #1 of the political analyst´s newly released book, "Hail Mary: The 10-Step Playbook for Republican Recovery," is: "Ronald Reagan is dead. Accept it." Such a sentiment is sure to be tough to digest for a party insistent on using the 40th president´s legacy as a GOP litmus test to prove conservative credentials. "The Reagan fixation is a drag
For over five years, a consistent media claim has been that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin hurt Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008 and that he would have fared better with anyone else on the ticket besides her. A recent study by political science professors at Bradley University debunks this claim concluding instead that Palin was a net plus for McCain including with independents and moderates. The first serious study on this matter was conducted by University of Central Florida political science professor Jonathan Knuckey and was published in Political Research Quarterly in April 2011: Using data from the American National Election
After the Senate Conservative Fund (SCF) endorsed Matt Bevin, the Tea Party challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), McConnell has reportedly gone on a rampage against SCF allies and the conservative candidates it has endorsed. Most recently, McConnell reportedly directed his anger at Nebraska conservative Senate candidate Ben Sasse, whom the SCF has endorsed in the open primary. According to National Review, on November 12, "Sasse walked into Mitch McConnell’s office to clear the air" and let him know he never intended to oppose McConnell´s leadership, but McConnell was having none of it.
All the talk about repealing and replacing Obamacare is now apparently going to be backed up with potentially substantive legislation that will be spearheaded by Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) During an appearance on Fox News’ with Megyn Kelly, Cruz stated that he was going to release a plan to repeal Obamacare, and give Americans more healthcare coverage options. Cruz, as well Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, have been at the forefront of the ‘Repeal Obamacare’ movement, for which they had been excoriated for doing so, by Senate moderate John McCain, and others.
On Monday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said it was disappointing that the Republican establishment is joining Democrats to wage war on conservatives. She also made the point that the same types of establishment politicians and their consultants who shy away from fighting for religious liberty are the same types that do not want to embrace conservatives. Appearing on Mark Levin´s radio show to discuss her book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, Palin called out Republicans who would "shy away from any affiliations with the Tea Party," claiming that "says a lot about them." "There certainty is
Virginia´s incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling helped Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in several ways. Not only did Bolling refuse to endorse Cuccinelli, he also transferred $446,674 remaining in his gubernatorial campaign committee to his newly formed political action committee, the Virginia Mainstream Project, which spent no money to support Cuccinelli. Bolling´s new political action committee was ostensibly established to support Republican candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2013 and the Virginia State Senate in 2015. Its relative inactivity, however, suggests it was more likely a place for Bolling to park his 2013 campaign
I just don’t understand it. Everywhere we turn, we conservatives are told we need to moderate, be less extreme, be more bipartisan. The public just wants us all to get along and solve our major problems together. Democratic politicians and the liberal media harp on the alleged extremism of mainstream conservatism, the tea party, Sen. Ted Cruz, conservative talk radio and anyone else who dares to call out President Obama and his Democratic congressional cohorts in plain language for what they’re doing to the country. Nonsense. No one with a modicum of political power is more extreme than Obama’s Democrats are, yet
The latest NBC/WSJ poll finds that more Americans would vote for a third party candidate for Congress than a Republican. 35% of voters prefer a Democrat, which has been steady for three years. Republicans, however, have experienced an 8-point swing against them since they took control of the House. Today, just 28% of voters say they would vote for a Republican for Congress, while 30% would opt for a third party. The GOP Establishment, engaged in open war against the Tea Party and conservatives, is simply committing political suicide. Listening to the consultant and pundit class who inhabit the "Acela line"
On Tuesday, 79-year old Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), now serving his seventh term in the Senate, signaled that he and other members of the Republican establishment are likely to encourage a primary challenge to first term Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee upset former Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) in the 2010 Utah Republican primary convention in the Tea Party´s first major primary win over a Republican establishment politician. Hatch told the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio that "[i]t´s time now... for Lee and other tea party Republicans to be ´rehabilitated´ for refusing to pass a budget bill needed to keep the government operating
Peter Schweizer argued that Washington´s political establishment creates threatening bills to scare wealthy interests into making big campaign donations and to hire favored lobbyists, similar to the mafia´s tactic of requiring "protection money" on Friday. Schweizer, President of the Government Accountability Institute and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large, argued that point during a Friday Yahoo! Finance appearance discussing his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets. Washington, D.C. runs "just like the mob, except it´s legal," said Schweizer. "If problems are being solved, if things are going smoothly and things are being fixed, a lot of
Sarah Palin´s influence is hardly fading, according to a CNN report. "The Republican establishment can´t stand her. The media mocks her," CNN´s Peter Hamby writes. "But Sarah Palin isn´t going anywhere. Far from it." Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express, echoing the sentiments of former South Carolina Senator and Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint, told CNN that Palin "is the most important endorsement in Republican politics today, by far." "She can move the needle in a primary more than anyone else can," he said. Former Mississippi Governor and legendary GOP moneyman Haley Barbour told Hamby two years ago that Palin could raise
It is hard to prove that Attorney General Holder´s shakedown of JPMorgan Chase for $13 billion was politically motivated. The timing suggests political motivation, in that JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon had spoken out against Obama´s "anti-business" economic policies during the 2012 election campaign. But timing doesn´t prove causation. The circumstances suggest political motivation, in that the charges mostly stem from shady practices at two failed financial institutions that JPMorgan bought to prevent a chain reaction of defaults, at the request of the Bush administration. But Holder´s punishment of public-spirited take-overs, also, doesn´t prove political motivation. The size of the settlement, the largest
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango “Omar” Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House’s contention that the two had never met. At Thursday’s White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with “his father’s half-brother,” as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented. The 69 year-old Omar Obama has been facing deportation back
The world premiere of the “Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet” is set for tonight. Princeton University’s director of its jazz-studies program composed the work in honor of the Florida teen. Anthony D. J. Branker told the Star-Ledger that the piece is intended to “be a form of healing” after Martin’s death and the controversial court case that followed it. The ballad, which will be performed by the university’s official orchestra and jazz ensemble, is intended to be a tribute to victims of racial violence, Branker explained. He hopes that the performance will be “one that speaks to
WASHINGTON – A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy. The Labor Department says employers added 203,000 jobs, nearly matching October´s revised gain of 200,000. The job gains helped lower the unemployment rate from 7.3 percent in October. The strengthening job market is likely to fuel speculation that the Federal Reserve may start to scale back its bond purchases when it meets later this month. The economy has now generated an average of 204,000 jobs from August through November. That´s up
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has high praise for potential 2016 contenders Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I think Joe Biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever, and he has been with me, at my side, in every tough decision that I’ve made,” Obama told MSNBC in an interview Thursday held at American University. “Hillary, I think, will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve ever had, and helped to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in,
WASHINGTON — Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama. That is the strong impression conveyed from Mr. Obama, whose political and personal bonds to Mr. Mandela, the former South African president, transcended their single face-to-face meeting, which took place at a hotel here in 2005. It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the American president recalled on Thursday evening after hearing that Mr. Mandela, the 95-year-old world icon, had died. Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech, in 1979, at