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Photoshop source: You can peruse my Twitter page for highlights and lowlights of the CNN GOP debate in Florida, but this basically sums it up: Wolf Blitzer went all Oprah/TMZ with his fishing into the candidates' wives' lives. Newt doubled down on open-borders stupid and gave an indignant defense of illegal alien grandmothers that... Read More
Photoshop: Reader Jimmy D. Yesterday, the SEIU and left-wing USA Action launched Spanish-language radio attacks on Mitt Romney for his support of immigration enforcement measures. One of Romney's advisers is Kris Kobach -- a constitutional law professor, Kansas Secretary of State, and staunch leader in the fight against illegal alien amnesty and ACORN-style voter fraud.... Read More
Photoshop: Reader Jimmy D. Phew. So, it turns out: Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucus. Newt Gingrich's ex-wife, Marianne, is getting her revenge. Live by scorched-earth. Die by scorched-earth, eh, Newt? And Rick Perry is reportedly set to drop out today -- removing another body from another GOP debate tonight in South Carolina and freeing... Read More
Another Republican debate showdown. Fox News Channel hosts the final five GOP in Myrtle Beach, S.C. starting at 9pm Eastern. The hosts: Bret Baier of Fox News' 'Special Report' and Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal. You can watch live online here. Twitter users can play "#dodge" or "#answer" . Seven more GOP debates... Read More
The 'Stache chooses.
...not Newt Gingrich, who said he'd name the former U.N. ambassador as his Secretary of State. Bolton is going with...Team Romney. Via the WSJ: Former U.N Ambassador John Bolton is set to endorse Mitt Romney and will join his top team of foreign-policy advisers, according to people close to the campaign. Video of his announcement... Read More
Romney and McCain: The GOP Frenemies’ Club by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Michael Corleone said to “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” But what, pray tell, do we do with our frenemies? This is the awful, election-year quandary of movement conservatives. And everything you need to know about our heartache can... Read More
Place your bets, cross your fingers, hold your breath, clip your noses. Whatever it takes. Most polls will close shortly at 8pm Eastern. According to this tweet from the NYT's Brian Stelter, "Network execs privately say they expect to be able to call NH for Romney at 8pm sharp. The race for 2nd will take... Read More
Sigh. Let me say that again: Siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. If you were unfortunate enough to watch Saturday night's GOP debate in New Hampshire, you saw a pageant of feckless non-Romneys fail to step up to the plate and forcefully challenge Mitt Romney's presumptive claim to the GOP presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich, who has spent the last week... Read More
Out: 9-9-9. In: 23-23-23. That's where Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum currently stand as the results come in tonight from Iowa. Via @politicalmath, a graphic that says volumes about grass-roots discontent: If you're an Iowa reader, tell us how you voted. The politicos on tee-vee are all predicting that Huntsman, Bachmann, Gingrich, and... Read More
Phew. Are you ready? There are an estimated 614,000 active registered Republicans in Iowa. A small fraction of them will turn out tonight to vote in the first-in-the-nation GOP presidential caucus. The anticipated top three placers are a toss-up. Sunday's PPP poll had it 20/19/18 for Paul, Romney and Santorum. Election Projection's Scott Elliott posts... Read More
Here's my Fox and Friends appearance this morning on the political news of the day. Longtime readers know I have always identified as a CONSERVATIVE first, not a Republican. I have never identified myself as a GOP strategist or GOP operative or GOP anything throughout my writing career, which is what I was trying to... Read More
Photoshop: Reader Jimmy D. Yes, I'm still struggling. Like many of you, I am still carefully weighing all the costs and benefits of each declared GOP candidate. As the candidates continue highlighting each other's unsavory left-wing alliances, I thought it might be helpful to compile a Hold Your Nose Tracker of the current top four... Read More
To be fair, if you and I had to be up on stage with Charlie Rose and Karen Tumulty, we'd be soporifically stupefied after a few minutes, too. But then again, we're not running for the highest office in the land and raising millions of dollars from people across the country who are counting on... Read More
The Beltway is abuzz over the mass exodus today of Newt Gingrich's key campaign operatives. Via AP, "Ginrgrich press spokesman Rick Tyler told The Associated Press that he's resigned along with campaign manager Rob Johnson, senior strategists and aides in key early primary states." A Twitter follower of mine wonders about their parting gifts: "No... Read More
Ow. Ow. Doubled over from laughing so hard. Need a tissue to wipe away the tears. Hoo-boy. Via Michael O'Brien at The Hill: Here's anti-establishment, not-a-Washington-figure Gingrich sidling up to Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Al Sharpton, because nothing says "Change!" like teaming up with an unrepentant race hustler and an administration in the... Read More
Donald Trump squandered untold political oxygen exploiting the Tea Party while backing government bailouts, Obamacare, the porkulus, and wealth/property redistribution. Now, he's squeezing a 16th minute out of his announcement today that he won't run for the GOP presidential nomination. Good riddance: After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office... Read More
I hope Newt Gingrich and all the GOP Beltway groups that dumped millions of grass-roots dollars into the radical Big Labor, ACORN-friendly, Margaret Sanger Award-winning tax & spender's appalling NY-23 campaign are proud. From NY Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo's press release today: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the following appointments and nominations to senior... Read More
Washington swamp creature Newt Gingrich gets the dumb D.C. advice of the day award. In an interview with CBN's David Brody, he says that permanent vacationer Barack Obama needs to spend more time away from the Beltway to "reflect." Really: The last two years have taught us an unmistakable fact about Obama: He doesn't give... Read More
The times they are a-changin' -- and it's ladies of the Right who are kicking ass and naming names. Five items for your viewing and reading pleasure: * Jeri Thompson smacks GOP poobahs and pooh-pooh-ers upside the head: While they may not be intending to be sexist, the message, the attitude and whining sure make... Read More
Where's my migraine headache medicine? Matthew Continetti at the Weekly Standard sifts through CNN poll numbers and finds that Newt Gingrich has "surge[d] into the top tier of presidential prospects." I was amused to hear Gingrich ripping Barack Obama's "secular, socialist machine" at the SRLC last week and condemning the "most radical administration in history."... Read More
Ugh. Here comes the traveling Obama education circus again. This time, in Baltimore: Gingrich and Sharpton are joining Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the tour. "Nonpartisan?" How about non-racial demagogue/non-hoaxster? No quest to improve schools can succeed when it includes one of the nation's worst, grievance-mongering shakedown artists. This alliance was a bad idea when... Read More
Conservatives owe NY-23 candidate Doug Hoffman immeasurable gratitude. He overcame impossible odds (single digits just a month ago) to come within two points of defeating Democrat Bill Owens. Hoffman had zero name recognition. National Republican Party officials dumped nearly $1 million into the race on behalf of radical leftist GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava, who then... Read More
Hey, how did that six-figure RNC donation to the NRCC plus $85,000 to the New York GOP plus nearly half-million-dollar investment in advertising and other independent expenditures on behalf of radical leftist Dede Scozzafava work out? She repaid the GOP by endorsing Democrat candidate Bill Owens. Some gratitude, eh? I repeat: One thing is guaranteed... Read More
Halloween treat.
Finally: The spoiler exits the race. Stacy McCain has the scoop: Hey, GOP elites: Can you hear conservatives NOW?! Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has the latest Siena Poll that doomed Scozzafava and adds: Just think of all those wasted NRCC/RNC dollars spent on the
Plus: The rejected RNC solicitation form of the day.
Newt Gingrich continues to "Alinsky" his conservative critics and hide behind straw men. He took to the airwaves last night to decry what he called a "purge" of the GOP by opponents of his chosen candidate, radical leftist Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava, in the NY-23 special election: 100 percent unadulterated nonsense on a stick.... Read More
Newt and Dede sitting in a tree, erasing lines between "R" and "D" (TobyToons via RedState): The latest Club for Growth poll on NY-23 shows conservative candidate Doug Hoffman continuing his surge over the liberal Democrat and the radical leftist "R" in the race. (Caveats: Sample size is small and CfG is pro-Hoffman. Still. Hoffman's... Read More
The most prominent GOP endorser of radical leftist NY-23 congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava is openly musing about running for president in 2012. No, thanks: "They" shouldn't bother. The conservative base is wising up and pushing back. And constantly invoking Reagan isn't going to erase the damage Gingrich has done to his brand over the years... Read More
Call them out.
Check this out. Newt Gingrich is on his latest book promotion tour -- and his embrace of radical leftist Dede Scozzafava (whom he champions as a "moderate Republican") is getting heated pushback from movement conservatives in the heartland. Earth to Newt: There is nothing "mooooderate" about radical leftist Dede Scozzafava. Here are video clips of... Read More
Judge the Margaret Sanger award winner by the company she keeps: Via Politico.
So, Newt Gingrich is invoking Reagan to defend his endorsement of radical leftist Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special congressional election? Triple-gag: Let's quote Reagan back to Gingrich, shall we? From his seminal 1975 CPAC address: Let our banner proclaim our belief in a free market as the greatest provider for the people. Let us... Read More
If you have given to the NRCC, RNC, or Newt Gingrich under the impression that they are using the money to support conservatism, you might want to ask for your money back. As I mentioned in my column post on the NY23 special election, the NRCC is using conservatives' money to back a radical leftist... Read More
This is what happens when you get too much Beltway on the brain. Newt Gingrich -- who sidled up on a couch with Nancy Pelosi for one of Al Gore's global warming ad campaigns -- championed President Obama's education speech today. Subtext be damned. Gingrich, you should know, has been on a summer road trip... Read More
Really? He crumbled on the behemoth bailout. He cuddled Nancy Pelosi on Al Gore's global warming couch. And he's played footsie with Hillary Clinton on health care. Is Newt Gingrich really the best choice for RNC chairman? You tell me:
Together again.
You'll note that when Newt Gingrich announced his opposition to the bailout last week, I wrote: "Couch buddies no more. For now, anyway (emphasis added)." I knew he'd be back on the sofa. So did you. See? God save us from bipartisanship. We're Screwed '08. *** Update: GOP Rep. Mike Pence remains a staunch "NO!"... Read More
I know a large number of readers have shared my deep-seated reservations about John McCain. Those reservations -- especially regarding border security, the environment, campaign finance, and his Soros flirtations -- remain. And you know I will not hesitate to pound on them. But the Palin VP choice appears to be a huge step... Read More
Couch buddies no more.
Divorce A lot of readers were excited about Newt Gingrich's appearance today on Capitol Hill with the House GOP revolt leaders. Gingrich had tough words for Do-Nothing Nancy, Barack Obama, and the anti-drilling Democrats. Allah's got vid. Eh: An old hand at leading GOP insurrections, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. (1979-1999), offered his support to... Read More
Green: The color of capitulation.
I mentioned the massive, $300 million Gore-bastic global warming hype ad campaign a few weeks ago. I thought the Robertson/Sharpton pairing was going to be bad, but it's nothing compared to these two stiffs on a couch peddling eco-alarmism. There was a time when Newt Gingrich and the Beltway GOP establishment could be counted on... Read More
McCain-Feingold gets in the way of Newt Gingrich's presidential aspirations. Looks like he's got his hands full with "American Solutions." More here. Is there more to the story?
...over its requirement that employees speak English. It's ridiculous. Newt Gingrich asks: "Why is the government undermining the efforts of charities to encourage people to learn English? And doesn't it have better things to do with our tax dollars?" Apparently not.
Eavesdropper. Blabbermouth. Corruptocrat. Well, well, well. Remember left-wing, sleazebag loon Jim McDermott, the Democrats' favorite hypocritical wire-tapper? There's breaking news on his decade-old case (hat tip: William A.): Rep. Jim McDermott had no right to disclose the contents of an illegally taped telephone call involving House Republican leaders a decade ago, a federal appeals court... Read More
Newt goes to Focus on the Family's James Dobson to acknowledge his extramartial affair carried out during the Clinton/Lewinsky era: We are all, as I said earlier today, fall
Here's our second Hot Air video report from CPAC--An interview with Newt Gingrich during his visit to bloggers' row. Topics covered: illegal and legal immigration, the Diversity Visa Lottery (he'd kill it), Visa Express and Saudi visas, the matricula consular card (he said he doesn't know about it), the war, and defeating Hillary Clinton. My... Read More
Bryan Preston, Ian Schwartz, Erick Stakelbeck, and I will be covering the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference for Hot Air. I'll also liveblog events and photoblog here at throughout the 3-day conference. If you're planning to attend, we'll have a booth in the exhibitor hall that opens at 10am later today. In addition... Read More
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will kick off later this week. Hot Air and I will be there covering the action, manning a booth, shooting video, signing books, and reporting on the scene. Patrick Ruffini sends word that Rudy Giuliani will attend. Via the Politico's Jonathan Martin: We'll try and catch him for an... Read More
Getting away with it Hello, culture of corruption: A refresher on the case: The ethics complaint stems from a tape recording made by a Florida couple, who gave it to McDermott in January 1997. The tape recorded then-Speaker Gingrich, R-Ga., in a December 1996 conference call with GOP leaders regarding a separate ethics investigation of... Read More
Former Gingrichite Arianna Huffington scolds Hillary Rodham Clinton for being a political fake. I think I need to go to the emergency room and get my sides sutured up from bwa-ha-ha-ing at Arianna Huffington's op-ed attacking Hillary Clinton in the Los Angeles Times this morning. So, what's Arianna's beef with Hillary? Sticking fingers in the... Read More
Disgraced GOP Rep. Mark Foley's instant messages with an underage page are absolutely appalling. He was a 54-year-old man abusing his position of power with a 16-year-old boy. Based on all the reporting so far, and there may yet be more to come, Rep. Foley was exactly the kind of sexual predator--"sicko," in his own... Read More
Hot Air affiliate Flip Pidot of Suitably Flip, inspired by the Rep. William Jefferson case, has the photoshop of the day: *** Meanwhile, Roger L. Simon notes Newt Gingrich's tin ear. Denny Hastert's got it, too. Glenn Reynolds has more. *** Previous: Foiled again!
Baghdad Jim McDermott finally gets his due: *** Reader Daniel G. writes: *** Previous: Eavesdropping for me, but not for thee Tales of the tapes
Democrat Rep. Jim McDermott of Seattle, who leaked the contents of an illegally recorded cell phone conversation between former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. John A. Boehner, is complaining about the NSA's warrantless surveillance progam. Audio clip here. Chutzpah.
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