pertaining to the Republican Party

Political Correctness: The D's New McCarthyism

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The DNC’s latest effort to suppress the free speech of conservative outlets based on trumped-up or falsified claims of bigotry (basically their only tactic) focuses on the Daily Caller and Rush Limbaugh who defended the constitutional right for men to be able to look at attractive women in public places.

Poll: Cruz 3rd Most Influential Man

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

A Rasmussen poll finds Americans rate Ted Cruz behind Pope Francis and Obama among the most influential people in the world. That’s pretty impressive for a junior senator most had probably never even heard of until he made stopping Obamacare the chief goal of the GOP.

Christie: There's No GOP Branding Problem

Real Clear Politics Staff

"There is no stranglehold that any party has over any state that outstanding candidates that are willing to work hard ... can't get looser," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said. "But it matters who you nominate..." Refreing to the Republican brand, he stated, "It's not our party's problem, it's our candidate problem." 

Senate Budget Deal Vote No Slam Dunk

Manu Raju and Burgess Everett, Politico

Despite the resounding House approval of the budget bill, the Senate doesn’t seem to be a slam dunk. While Senate Dems are confident they can keep their 55-member caucus united, it remained unclear which 5 Repubs would cross the aisle to break an expected GOP filibuster on the measure next week.

The GOP’s Paul Ryan Problem

Liberals and the Democratic Party exist solely to divide-up the spoils extorted from producers by the welfare state and cutting federal spending undermines their very reason for being. The Ryan spending deal passed by the House last night shows that establishment Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, embrace those same impulses.

WaPo Hypes TeaParty As Threat to GOP Reclaiming Senate

Tim Graham,

The liberal Washington Post is painting the Tea Party as all “threat” and no benefit to the Repubs. Paul Kane’s Wednesday story is headlined “Tea party threat again hangs over Republicans’ efforts to take Senate.” Conservatives think some incumbents are “insufficiently strident” against Obama.

Matthews: Apartheid Leaders More Patriotic Than GOP

Noah Rothman, Mediaite

Matthews linked the GOP to South Africa’s white apartheid advocates and declared that those who facilitated the transition to Mandela’s presidency were more patriotic and had greater regard for their country than the Repub. in Congress. 

Boehner: GOP Should Back Gay Candidates

Jake Sherman, Politico

Boehner said his party should support gay Repub. congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women.

Remembering the Original Tea Party

Richard Samuelson, The Weekly Standard

Today's Tea Party, like the Boston Tea Party movement, is concerned with constitutional structure and the aristocracy that threatens to alienate government from the common citizen.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 21

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Farm Bill's Food Stamps Secures Votes for Dems

Ray Hartwell, American Spectator

The ongoing expansion of dependency on federal entitlements like SNAP (food stamps) not only makes its victims more likely to vote for politicians promising them more handouts, but also keeps them from looking for work and thereby counting as “unemployed” for purposes of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment reports.

TeaParty Will Keep Fighting

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Heritage Action’s Dan Holler said his group will keep fighting the establishment R's. “The Republican Party loves them [conservative groups] when they go and knock on doors and make phone calls, but after the election, they...say, ‘We’ll call you in two years when we need manpower on the ground.’ Folks are tired of that."

Let Obama Play the Iran Hand

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

If the GOP leads Congress in imposing new sanctions, and the Iranians walk out, and the NATO-Russia-China coalition breaks up, and a chance for peace in the Persian Gulf seems to have been thrown away, the GOP will pay the price. And rightly so.

Why Does McConnell Dislike Cruz & Lee?

Michael P. Hausam, Washington Times Communities

Senators Lee and Cruz put their core principles front and center while McConnell just touts his electoral triumphs. It’s no surprise that they don’t always see eye-to-eye. The GOP can show more interest in serious tea party candidates and give them the tools to achieve victory, instead of marginalizing them.

War on Women: Dem. Insults Female GOP Rep.

Ashe Schow, Washington Examiner

NH State Rep. Peter Sullivan (D) used sexist attacks against GOP state Rep. Marilinda Garcia following her aannouncement ot run for Congress. He compared the Harvard grad to Kim Kardashian.

Viguerie: Thank God for Barack Obama

ConservativeHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has a Thanksgiving message for Tea Partiers everywhere: give thanks, for unto us, an extreme liberal was given. 

Can This Man Beat Sen. Mark Warner?

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Virginia state Sen. Jeffrey McWaters (R), the founder and former CEO of healthcare company AMERIGROUP, said he has been encouraged to take a look at entering the race to challenge Dem. incumbent Sen. Mark Warner.

Palin: TeaParty Was Right on OCare

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Sarah Palin said that the botched rollout of Obamacare has proven the Tea Party right. “People have awakened and realize the Tea Party was right then – they may be right on a couple other issues too,” she added.

R's Must Get Away From Rove Strategy

Brandon Finnegan, The Federalist

Rather than doubling down on the “just get to 270″ strategy that’s been utilized by the GOP since 2000, the Republican Party must expand the map if it ever wishes to win another presidential election. 

O'Reilly Guest: Tea Party Are RINOs

Josh Feldman, Mediaite

Chris Christie supporter Bill O'Reilly hosted Bernie Goldberg, who trashed the Tea Party and addressed what he believes is a “potentially fatal split” in the GOP’s immediate future.