Posts Tagged ‘ Republican Party ’

Conservatives catch on: Palin in it for the $$

February 13, 2011
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The Nation Blog    

"Why did Sarah Palin reject an invitation to deliver the keynote address to the crowd gathered this weekend for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, arguably the most prime of prime speaking gigs on offer to potential 2012 Republican presidential contenders? The GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee surprised more than a few conservative activists and political pundits .... So what gives? The fact is that CPAC crowd, which is very serious about its conservatism, has never been as bedazzled by Palin as the pundit class." (02/12/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4op8uys  

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Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

February 13, 2011
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Politico    

"Texas Rep. Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll Saturday, taking 30 percent of the vote in a huge and divided field for his second victory in as many years. In second place was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who took 23 percent of the vote. ... After Paul and Romney, no candidate received more than 6 percent of the vote. Former New Mexico Gary Johnson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie both hit that mark, tying for third place." (02/12/11)

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49408.html  

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Conservative conference rolls out presidential hopefuls

February 10, 2011
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CNN    

"Potential Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sen. John Thune, Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Ron Paul all get their chance Friday to address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- a gathering of more than 10,000 GOP activists from across the country. ... The conference will conclude with a straw poll that has been trumpeted as a key early indicator of presidential primary support." (02/10/11)

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/02/11/cpac.conference/  

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Patriot Act defeat = Tea Party about more than taxes

February 9, 2011
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The Christian Science Monitor
by Patrik Jonsson  

"The role of eight House newcomers, some of them with links to the tea party, in defeating an extension to the Patriot Act Tuesday is a first real hint that the grass-roots movement can complicate GOP unity on issues beyond the budget, such as immigration and free trade. The extension, which would have allowed, among other things, the FBI to check citizens' library records as part of terror investigations, failed for several reasons." (02/09/11)

http://tinyurl.com/6g2a8r3  

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Wow … just wow

February 9, 2011
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The American Conservative The American Conservative
by Kelley Vlahos  

"That the new Republican-held House has been the first in years to 'just say no' to the Patriot Act is ironic, given that it was the White House and Republicans in Congress that rammed it all down everyone’s throats just as the dust was settling on Ground Zero in October 2001. Since then, lonely libertarians like Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, have joined forces with liberals on the Democratic side to challenge the new laws when they come up for extensions, but to no avail." (02/09/11)

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2011/02/09/wow-just-wow/  

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A Republican showdown?

January 11, 2011
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Freedom Politics
by Thomas Sowell  

"They say that, in politics, 'overnight is a lifetime.' In other words, the journey from triumphant hero to discredited scapegoat can be very brief. In the wake of the Republicans' triumphs in last November's elections, great hopes are being held out that Republican control of the House of Representatives can slam the brakes on Barack Obama's march toward a completely government-controlled economy and ruinous deficit spending." (01/11/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4h7q4mg  

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Dick Cheney’s disappearing clout

January 4, 2011
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Mother Jones
by Stephanie Mencimer  

"Dick Cheney is routinely touted as the most influential vice president in US history. But within the GOP these days, he has little sway — or so it would appear from his role in the race to elect a new chairman of the Republican National Committee." (01/04/11)

http://tinyurl.com/28s5p83  

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