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House border bill in trouble

From The Hill, By Alexander Bolton07/30/14 09:56 PM EDT
Texas Senator Ted Cruz

Texas Senator Ted Cruz

An emergency border spending package backed by the House GOP leadership appeared to be in trouble Wednesday evening after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) met with a group of House conservatives.

House conservatives emerging from a late evening meeting in Cruz’s office said they would oppose the $659 million legislation and warned it might fail on the House floor, an embarrassing prospect for the new GOP leadership team.

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Gloves Off: GOP Establishment Goes After Tea Party

From Breitbart.com, by Matthew Boyle, 11/03/13 –

The National Republican Senate Committee, the GOP campaign arm responsible for Senate elections, has decided to use its political power to block consulting firm Jamestown Associates from receiving political work from GOP candidates or incumbents.

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The GOP Declares War On Obamacare Conservatives

From RedState.com, By: streiff, November 5th, 2013

GOP Tea Party

Since the this summer a low level civil war has been simmering within the GOP between conservatives who have grown tired of the lack of desire on the part of the Establishment to resist the radical statism that has epitomized the regime of Barack Obama and the Establishment that seems more than happy to go along with Obama so long as they are kept in champagne and caviar. Many solid conservatives have insisted that the division is overblown and that a big tent is necessary to win elections.

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Americans for Prosperity to consider getting involved in GOP primaries

alex pappas-2Marco Rubio-2The DailyCaller, by Alex Pappas, 02/06/13 – WASHINGTON — As they begin planning for future campaigns, Americans for  Prosperity is considering getting involved in Republican nominating  contests.

In a wide-ranging interview at The Daily Caller’s newsroom in Washington, Tim  Phillips, the conservative grassroots organization’s president, admitted that  the pro-free market group will consider picking favorites in certain primary  contests in 2014 and 2016.

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Clint Eastwood and Disrespect

Clint Eastwood

From AFR.org, Nelson Hultberg, September 1, 2012 –The political left in America is outraged at Clint Eastwood’s recent presentation at the GOP convention. The shock and disbelief of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC and the Blitzer gang at CNN is heavy with condemnation of this inimitable American icon.

The establishment media response has basically come down as follows: “Weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.” “What was he thinking?” “Have the Republicans gone daft?” “The Democrats must have sent Clint to the GOP so as to sabotage their convention.” “This was inexcusably disrespectful.”

Yes, indeed, it was disrespectful. But what kind of humans allow themselves to be enslaved by a Marxist mandarin and his bureaucratic henchmen with a smile on their face and kind words about their enslavers?

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The Beginning of the End

From RedState, By: Erick Erickson, August 28th – Today marks the beginning of the end of Campaign 2012.  This week, here in Tampa, Republicans will go through a well scripted event designed to make Mitt Romney their nominee.  Democrats will reciprocate next week in Charlotte, NC.

The GOP’s convention almost became unscripted with a heavy handed move designed to ensure a coronation and shut out the grassroots from nomination fights.  According to press reports, the Romney campaign is in retreat on this issue and the grassroots have won.  They should not get complacent.

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More Evidence the GOP is Not Serious About Spending

Erick Erickson

From RedState.com, by Erick Erickson, 06/14/2012 – I have repeatedly bemoaned the Republicans (and Democrats) for not doing enough to cut spending. Sixteen trillion dollars in debt and rising. Trillion dollar deficits. Billions of dollars spent every day.

Well, the incredibly resourceful Club for Growth is out with another look at the GOP and Democrats’ commitment to cutting spending this morning, and it isn’t pretty.

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If Only They Don’t Go Wobbly

Erick Erickson

From RedState.com, Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary), Thursday, June 7, 2012 –  Our Republican Leadership in Washington, D.C. is extremely risk adverse. It is very clear the leadership has convinced itself, despite historic truth, that Newt Gingrich lost his job because of the government shutdown way back when. They do not want to have protracted fights. They want to appear reasonable. They crave the press’s adoration of “grown ups” and “reasonable men.”

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State Convention – Exhibitor Schedule

Here are some areas I need help with. Most importantly I am trying to find a couple of people to help with exhibitor move in on Wednesday.

Below are the times that the Exhibit Hall will be open. I will need two people for the door to check badges during those times. I will also need people to work the food court area for general help and clean-up issues. I am covering Wed. with my own volunteers to help with set-up. The scheduled work times are a go by only.

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Norman Ornstein to the Press Corps: Stop Covering the GOP Fairly to Stop Their Success

Nothing says marginal extremism like holding the US House, most statehouses, most governorships, and a plurality of national party ID.

In today’s quasi-bipartisan inane ramblings, Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institute want the Washington Press Corps to know the GOP is extremist, destroying the country, and they should all stop paying attention to the GOP or treating them with balance.

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