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Former Arkansas Gov. Turned Fox Talk Show Host, Mike Huckabee Just Launched His White House Bid

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. So the tally of GOP nominee-hopefuls grows longer with nearly each passing day. We’re up to a half dozen already and it’s not even summer time, yet. At least it cannot be said that the GOP has shallow bench this time… POTUS: For the GOP: Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Rand Paul Dr. Ben Carson Carly Fiorina Mike Huckabee For the Dems: Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Will Huckabee get the nomination this time? If so, can he beat Hillary? Mike Huckabee on Tuesday told Americans he wants to take the country from hope to higher ground as he […]

GOP Rep Introduces Bill To Gut EPA

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal and Timothy Cama at The Hill. It may pass, but it’ll never get signed by Obama. A House Republican wants to cut 13 programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including all of its grants and its ability to regulate ground-level ozone and carbon dioxide. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) introduced a bill, the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act, which he said is a money-saving measure, citing a Heritage Foundation forecast that it would save $7.5 billion over 10 years. “As a fiscal conservative, I believe Washington should be respectful of taxpayers’ dollars and live […]

Carly Fiorina: ‘Yes, I Am Running For President’

    Hat/Tip to Newsmax. Once again, to recap who is officially running for POTUS: For the GOP: Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Rand Paul Dr. Ben Carson For the Dems: Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders   Fiorina ran an unsuccessful campaign to unseat California Democrat Barbara Boxer. Carson gained political fame when he criticized President Barack Obama at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast while the president was sitting a few feet away. Fiorina served as an executive at AT&T and Lucent before assuming the leadership role at HP, then America’s largest computer maker, in 1999. That business experience, along with her […]

Ben Carson Is Running For President

Hat/Tip to Newsmax. So officially it’s now: For the GOP: Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Rand Paul Dr. Ben Carson For the Dems: Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders He made a splash on the national scene when he politely, but effectively ripped Obama’s nanny state policies to shreds. Now he’s asking you to vote for him for POTUS. Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as “a place of dreams” where people can thrive when freed from an overbearing government. Carson, the only African-American in the race, […]

Why Democrats Are The Party Of Slavery And Victimization

Hat/Tip to Alfonzo Rachel at PJ Media. Alfonzo Rachel speaks truth to power and lays it on the line. He isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade, and he can back up all his words with facts. Take the time to watch this video, you’ll be glad you did. . . .

Is There A Universe Where The GOP “Leaders” Aren’t Morons? I Want To Live In That One

    Once upon a time I naively thought that electing a Republican congress would put the brakes on Obama’s lawless destruction of our once-great nation. Silly me. Why did these bozos just vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General? Do they want more gun control? Do they like seeing unlimited late-term abortions? Do they enjoy it when “law enforcement” seizes private property without due process? I suppose that they do. Which makes Mitch McConnell no better than Dingy Harry. Need more proof of that? OK, Ole Mitch is gonna bail out ObamaCare’s subsidies if SCOTUS strikes them down. […]

Comedian Louis CK Apologizes To Sarah Palin: Fear And The Far Left

  In 2010 comedian Louis CK took it upon himself to publish some pretty nasty, and some would say vile tweets about Tea Party favorite, Sarah Palin. Five years later he meets her at the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live and no one could have predicted the results. Actually, she approached him. She didn’t do so to take him to task over his past verbal attacks, but to simply tell him that she thought he was funny and admired his work. “I’ve never in a million years apologized for anything I’ve said,” C.K. told Howard Stern in a recent interview. […]

James Carville Says Romney Will ‘Get Back In The Race’ After Jeb Drops Out

Hat/Tip to Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa at The Washington Post. With only Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side OFFICIALLY in the race for the 2016 Presidential Election, speculation still abounds. Saint Anselm College has been a required stop on the pilgrimage for presidential aspirants, going at least as far back as John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon more than a half-century ago. When former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) made his first speech here on Friday, he pointed to the historic photos on the wall. “I’m […]

Second Amendment? Ted Cruz Smacks Down A Reporter – Hard

Hat/Tip to Mike Miller at Doug Ross @ Journal. On the 2nd Amendment Ted Cruz Mops The Floor With Reporter’s Attempt At A “Gotcha Question.” You’ve gotta love how he so Reaganesguely deconstructs, and thus takes the power away from the typical far left ‘gotcha’ question.   At a recent event, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz was asked the following question: “In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, a statistic surfaced putting support for background checks at 90%. Did you go against the want of the nation with your vote against Manchin-Toomey (a bill that would have required background […]

Run Rubio, Run!: The Florida Senator Bets It All On Becoming POTUS

Hat/Tip to Ken McIntyre at The Daily Signal. Marco Rubio said that if he ran for President, that he wouldn’t seek reelection to the United States Senate. You have to admire that type of integrity. There’s a great piece at The Daily Signal, by Ken McIntyre. It’s a very thorough article, covering everything from Rubio’s family to his stance on foreign policy. Here it is, in its entirety: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Marco Rubio, little more than four years into his first term in the Senate, is back home in Miami today. The Republican is scheduled to announce for higher office again, this time […]

Ted Cruz Is Serious…And So Is His Fundraising Machine

Hat/Tip to Rebecca Berg at The Washington Examiner. Maybe Senator Cruz should give a hat/tip to Jeb Bush… In his first week as a presidential candidate, the Texas senator raked in more than $4 million for his campaign account, including $1.5 million from major donors, and he has already brought in hundreds of thousands more dollars since. A herd of super PACs supporting Cruz brought in another $31 million, Bloomberg reported Wednesday — an eye-popping sum that has stunned more than a few competing Republicans. Bush, a former Florida governor whose powerful family has deep roots in Texas, has factored […]

Ever Look At Ted Cruz’s Resume?

Hat/Tip to The Reaganite Republican. There’s an old saying about knowing you’re over the target when you start taking flak. Well Ted Cruz must be all over that target because he’s being attacked from the Left AND the Right. From that tired old meme about him not being a natural born citizen to the argument that we can’t elect another freshman Senator without any experience. Well, hopefully this article from The Reaganite Republican in 2013 will help quell the ‘lack of experience’ crowd a bit. Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 – May 2008, Cruz was the first Hispanic Solicitor […]

Five Reactions To The Announcement That Ted Cruz Will Campaign For The Republican Presidential Nomination

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal. Whether you’re a Ted Cruz fan or not, this is an excellent piece from over at Doug Ross Journal. Honestly, I’m sick and tired of the establishment (both the Democrat-Media Complex and the old, bloated, sputtering GOP crony capitalists) telling us who our candidates should be. I support Ted Cruz for President. Steve Deace: Traditionally if you want to win the GOP nomination you have to be one of the three tickets punched out of Iowa, and there is no doubt Ted Cruz is a serious threat to be one of those three. He […]

Scott Walker Crushing Other GOP Contenders In DRUDGE Primary Poll…

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. He’s got a whopping 46% of the vote! It’s not even close. You can check real time results (and vote) here. Via Breitbart: With all the caveats about this being a non-scientific online poll, it has to mean something that Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is murdering every other GOP contender by massive margins among those Drudge readers motivated enough to vote. Although voting continues, as of this writing nearly 70,000 total votes have been cast. Walker captured a whopping 45% of them, 31,211 votes. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is in second place with 15%, 10,054 votes. […]

Ben Carson: Obama Letting Islamists ‘Destroy Us’

Hat/Tip to Greg Richter at Newsmax. Up and coming political hopeful, Dr. Ben Carson said, while appearing on a Talk Radio show in New York that he thought Obama was allowing Islamists to destroy us. And he gave a peek at what a Carson administration would be like. Dr. Ben Carson, an expected GOP presidential contender, said he wants to see the size of government reduced if he one day sits in the Oval Office. Appearing on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York on Sunday, Carson told host John Catsimatidis his top priority would be to get […]

Breaking News: Romney Makes Decision On 2016 Run For POTUS

Hat/Tip to Foxnews. He’ finally made the announcement! Mitt Romney announced Friday he will not run for president in 2016, after briefly flirting with a third White House run — a decision that only slightly narrows the crowded field of potential Republican candidates.  “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it’s best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney told donors on a conference call Friday morning.  The announcement comes after the 2012 GOP nominee, who repeatedly denied interest in another campaign, surprised donors earlier this month […]

Rick Perry Ramps Up For 2016

  Hat/Tip to Politico. Rick Perry isn’t waiting this time. In fact, he’s setting meeting with wealthy donors and the movers and shakers in the Republican Party. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is inviting hundreds of prominent Republican donors and policy experts to a series of gatherings next month that are intended to rebuild his damaged national brand and lay the foundation for a potential 2016 presidential campaign, fundraisers and organizers confirmed to POLITICO. The small-group sessions kick off Tuesday and Wednesday in Austin with a pair of lunches and dinners held in the governor’s mansion wedged between policy briefings at […]

Scott Walker 2016?

  Hat/Tip to Matt Vespa at TownHall.com. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is looking stronger and stronger as a possible 2016 GOP Presidential candidate. Scott Walker appears to be unbeatable. He’s won in a purplish state three times (2010, 2012, and 2014), humiliating labor unions, accruing the support of conservatives, and increasing the odds of a presidential run in 2016. Also, as Republican political consultant Mike Murphy once said, if you’re going to run for president, make sure your wife is going to vote for you; Walker has seemingly clinched that constituency, along with the rest of his family. According to Politico, an […]