Lessons We All Should Have Learned From the Last Presidential Primary

1. The GOP will choose the most moderate candidate before the primary begins. That person will be the GOP candidate in the presidential election. Our preferences don't matter. Our rallies don't matter. Our letters and calls don't matter. Elections are pre-programmed. Now the sale of that candidate begins. It's a con job. They must convince us why we should vote for their choice for us. 2. The GOP and the media will shove the above mentioned GOP Moderate at us every single day all day long, bombarding us with their images and sound-bites, telling us what a great candidate they...

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Guest Opinion: Ted Cruz embodies the American spirit

If the 19th century English philosopher George Henry Lewes heard Senator Ted Cruz speak as he did Monday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, then Senator Cruz could convincingly be said to be the inspiration for Mr. Lewes’ quote that “originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.” Senator Cruz announced at Liberty that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Our story does not end there. Cruz’s speech touched on more than campaign promises or party platform. It touched — focused — on the senator’s beliefs, deeply felt, on government’s limited role in relation to man,...

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Cruz, Walker Tied For the Lead in New Nevada Poll

Unsure: 20 Ted Cruz: 18 Scott Walker: 18 Jeb Bush: 16 Marco Rubio: 7 Ben Carson: 6 Rand Paul: 5 Chris Christie: 4 Mike Huckabee: 4 Rick Santorum: 2 Carly Fiorina: 1

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GOP Congressional leaders are inadvertently helping Ted Cruz presidential run

Republican Congressional leaders aren't exactly known as the biggest fans of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., but their current legislative strategy could inadvertently benefit his presidential candidacy. Cruz has rankled the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, due to a confrontational style that has triggered high-profile battles, most notably the effort to defund President Obama's health care law, which led to a government shutdown in fall of 2013. After Republicans took over the Senate, McConnell declared, "Let me make it clear: There will be no government shutdowns and no default on the national...

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US Chamber of Commerce Plans To Buy More Establishment GOP Seats

Forget for a moment about facing off against the liberal juggernaut which continues to rip apart the fabric of American culture and the principles upon which the nation was founded. Grassroots conservatives have another mountain to scale, right in our own backyard. A Yahoo News item via The Center for Public Integrity claims the U.S. Chamber of Congress’s new political strategy “will include a greater emphasis on recruiting the right sort of business-friendly GOP candidates, intervening in primaries as it attempts to sculpt a compliant Congress that mirrors its priorities.” In other words, the Chamber is planning to throw even...

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Jeb Bush’s Ties to Big-Money Immigration ‘Reform’ Backers

Jeb Bush was associated for years with the tip of the spear of the Republican establishment’s campaign for a permissive immigration policy. For five years the American Action Network (AAN) and the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), well-heeled outside spending groups, have been go-to sources of support for the Republican establishment’s immigration “reform” efforts. For most of that time, Bush sat on the board of the think tank with which both are affiliated, the American Action Forum (AAF) — from shortly after its founding in February 2010 by former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman, and...

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U.S. Chamber ‘Doubling Down,’ Wants to Buy Republican Party

In what can only be called bad news for grassroots conservatives intent on trying to win back the Republican Party, a Yahoo News item via The Center for Public Integrity claims U.S. Chamber of Congress’s new political strategy “will include a greater emphasis on recruiting the right sort of business-friendly GOP candidates and intervening in primaries as it attempts to sculpt a compliant Congress that mirrors its priorities. In other words, the Chamber will double down on its political juggernaut, and will no longer take breaks between elections.” In essence, the Chamber seems determined to buy its version of an...

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Foreign Groups Outspent Israelis 2/1 in Israeli Election

The whole Netanyahu demonization narrative is an attempt to distract from what really happened. A lot of money spent in a failed effort to steal an election. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign manager is predicting a wave of outside spending in future Israeli elections.“I think in every election campaign from this point onward, you’ll see external groups slugging the market. It’ll be very interesting,” Netanyahu’s top strategist, Aron Shaviv, told The Hill.During the campaign, Netanyahu allies decried the influence of foreigners, a group that saw a higher profile this year, arguing they found a loophole by not directly supporting...

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Cindy McCain Joins Funding Plea Amidst John McCain Challenge Fears

U.S. Senator John McCain’s wife Cindy has joined in an intensifying fundraising effort in a Saturday hard sell for donations that comes as the incumbent, some call weakened, appears to be feeling the heat from dissatisfied constituents and impending primary challengers heading into 2016. This new fundraising plea uses fear-invoking language in the first line of Cindy’s message, “The challenges facing our nation right now are grave.” Moving on, the message suggests Senator McCain is the “tough leader” who isn’t “afraid to do what is necessary” in correcting the wayward path of America. Potential McCain primary challenger Arizona State Senator...

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Trouble for the Jeb Bush money machine?

The ace in the hole for Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy has always been the “money primary.” Big donors line up to support a chosen instrument, and the overwhelming organizational, advertising, and campaigning advantages money can buy serve to crush the other potential and actual candidates for the nomination. It is how the GOP establishment, tightly tied to groups like the US Camber of Commerce and Wall Street heavyweights, maintains its control. Ted Cruz may have managed to raise $2 million in 3 days after announcing his candidacy, but that is just peanuts compared to the $100 million Jeb expects to...

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WALKER TOUGHENS IMMIGRATION POSITION AFTER SETBACKS

After some setbacks over the past several weeks, top aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tell Breitbart News that he’s toughening up his immigration position as he learns more about the issue. “He’s for border security first, enforce the laws on the books, fix legal immigration system with national interest in mind and then deal with those here,” Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said in an email. Kukowski’s comments to Breitbart News come after a trip Walker took on Friday to the border with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. A lot depends on what the governor means by a: “legal immigration...

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Potential McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: Widespread ‘Dissatisfaction’ with McCain Job Performance

Rising star in Arizona, State Senator Kelli Ward, took time out of her busy late season legislative schedule to give Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle an exclusive interview on the weekly Breitbart News Saturday radio program. Buzz over fresh political leader Ward grows daily with talk that she is the “David” considering taking on threatened political “Goliath,” U.S. Senator John McCain, in the 2016 primary election. Ward started out telling Boyle she’s “still in the consideration phase,” while she finishes out the current Arizona legislative session. She said this week she’ll be focusing her efforts on her duties in the state Senate....

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THE REAL REASON HARRY REID IS RETIRING [fear of prosecution by GOP president]

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) explains his shocking decision to not seek re-election and retire when his term ends in 2016 by telling the New York Times, “he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.” “I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” Reid told the Times. Reid said neither his recent eye injury nor concern over his chances...

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Obama installing Islam leaders while Michelle and Susan Rice provide cover?

The full-scale social engineering of President Barack Hussein Obama in the elections of countries where he has no business being seeks to install radical Islamists to power. Even though it’s s a provable deadly blueprint that’s putting the West at great risk, no one is calling him on it. Obama’s been on the trail of replacing Christian leaders with Islamic ones before he became president, starting with Kenya where he actively campaigned to elect Islamic defender Raila Odinga in 2007. Obama got away with it because following a violent post-electoral crisis, Odinga took office as Prime Minister in April...

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Obama installing Islam leaders while Michelle and Susan Rice provide cover?

Obama was working to replace foreign Christian leaders with fully-fledged Caliphate-seeking Islamists The full-scale social engineering of President Barack Hussein Obama in the elections of countries where he has no business being seeks to install radical Islamists to power. Even though it’s s a provable deadly blueprint that’s putting the West at great risk, no one is calling him on it. Obama’s been on the trail of replacing Christian leaders with Islamic ones before he became president, starting with Kenya where he actively campaigned to elect Islamic defender Raila Odinga in 2007. Obama got away with it because following a...

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Mitch McConnell Praises Harry Reid: Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party Takes Care of its Own

Don’t you wish that once – just once — someone would actually stand up and say something that everybody knows to be true: that Harry Reid, who apparently has been talked into retirement by a couple of thugs — excuse me! an exercise machine! — is a no-account, corrupt, nasty, petty, lying scumbag who enabled Barry Hussein to impose his anti-constitutional agenda on a big-hearted but soft-headed American public? But no: The Senate majority leader had kind words for his Democratic counterpart, who announced Friday he would be retiring in 2016. ”Nothing has ever come easily to this son of...

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Conservatives' worst nightmare is next at bat

One unfortunate day in the future, America will again have a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. And when that day happens, conservatives had better start digging foxholes, because their worst nightmare will be the majority leader. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, the former hyper-partisan majority leader (and present minority leader) announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of his term in 2017. He named Chuck Schumer, D-New York, as his heir apparent. As a Westerner from a blue state that could flip to red at any time, Reid was forced to take account of libertarian views. Nevada is,...

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We Still Have Paris (great article!)

You won’t hear the song about the decline of the nation’s power and influence overseas along American rivers out on its farms or in its factories, nor in its offices and homes, but only among the self-obsessed chattering class in Manhattan, Washington, and in self-important academic enclave after enclave where it’s an award winning soundtrack. America’s best days as a power in the world, as a force for good, are over, is how its words go. More than that -- that such days should be over because it was never really a force for good, not really. Instead, America is...

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WATCH: CRUZ AND BREITBART’S MARLOW HEADLINE YAF CONFERENCE FROM NH [Video Link #23]

Young America’s Foundation (YAF) will welcome Senator Ted Cruz, Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, John Stossel, Katie Pavlich, and hundreds of students to New Hampshire for the first Freedom Conference of 2015. High school and college students will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 for inspiration, camaraderie, and training on how to take the ideas of individual freedom, free markets, and strong national defense to schools across the country. Students from as far away as California, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will be attending this event. Many in the Conservative Movement suggest that we need to chase...

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[Flashback] Tea Partier Mike Lee joins McConnell team (McConnell will need him!)

From Tea Party agitator to leadership insider, Sen. Mike Lee is now counselor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Utah Republican is steering committee chairman, a post that often comes with a seat in leadership. But McConnell wasn’t obligated to bring Lee into the fold last week, when he appointed him as one of four counsellors to the Republican leadership. The Kentuckian never extended a similar offer to Jim DeMint when he led steering. Lee and McConnell hardly have a chummy history, although the majority leader shrewdly keeps potential enemies close. Lee advanced to the Senate in 2010 by...

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Ted Cruz doubles fundraising goals in first week as official 2016 candidate

In his first week as a presidential candidate, Ted Cruz raked in $2 million, doubling his team’s initial goal of $1 million for the time period. The Texas Republican, who officially announced his bid for president on Monday, had pulled in that figure by Thursday night, his aides confirmed. He hit the initial $1 million goal early Tuesday morning, hours after announcing, his team said, the result in part of a swanky New York City fundraiser Monday night and online donations. Cruz, a favorite of the conservative grassroots, won’t be the pick of GOP establishment megadonors and still faces an...

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Potential McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Tells Mark Levin: ‘This Is A David And Goliath Story'

“Believe me, I know this is a David and Goliath story,” Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) told national radio host Mark Levin. Her interview centered around the possibility that Ward may challenge Republican establishment incumbent Senator John McCain in a 2016 primary. Levin describes Ward as a “constitutional conservative,” recalled her work at the Assembly of State Legislatures meeting, and remarked that he considers her less-than-lengthy political career an asset. “I am a family physician and very, very proud of that,” Ward began. “I’m definitely not a career politician. I’m somebody who I never thought I would...

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Crazy Uncle Joe for President? Really?

ow worried are Democrats that Hillary Clinton might be a problem as the Democratic nominee? Some are even thinking of Joe Biden as an alternative. A draft-Biden movement has started. Mark Halperin of Bloomberg News says the buzz is that “if Hillary Clinton fails, he’s the man.” The vice president himself is said to be scrambling for a way to somehow run for president a third time. Joe Biden? When the next president is sworn in, he will be 74 years old, but that’s only the beginning of his problems. A creature of Washington since he was elected to the...

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Hillary Rode More Coattails Than She Broke Glass Ceilings

Hillary Clinton's expected presidential run is being hailed as a chance to shatter the glass ceiling. That, of course, is nonsense. Hillary rose to power solely on her husband's sleazy coattails. She's not self-made. And it shows. The recent email scandal is the latest in a lifelong pattern of entitlement and hubris — traits successful women know can torpedo a career. Strangely, feminists ignore the damning facts about how Hillary got where she is. Recently, she addressed 5,000 Silicon Valley business women — real career women. Vowing to "crack every last glass ceiling," a hint at her White House ambitions,...

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Democrats in Free Fall

The result of a Pennsylvania special election doesn't bode well for the president's party in 2016. The Democrats have yet to realize they are in free fall, dragged down by the anchor that is the unsuccessful reign of Barack Obama. Despite evidence to the contrary from all across the country, where the president’s party and its allies continue to suffer unexpected electoral defeats and are frequently on the losing end of battles to reverse policies in place since Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society and even Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, Democrats and progressives in the nation’s capital are digging in...

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