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« Reply #500 on: May 13, 2015, 07:23:17 AM »

Only 1 Republican running for president scored a 100% conservative rating(Hint: he is from Texas)

Tough job, but somebody has to do it. For the 44th year in a row, the American Conservative Union has released its annual Congressional ratings for lawmakers who either uphold conservative values - or find them akin to kryptonite. The ratings have become a kind of gold standard, the organization says, in holding every member of Congress accountable for their voting record - and their support of limited government, prosperity, individual freedom and traditional values.

“There are several takeaways from ACU’s 2014 Rating of Congress,” says Matt Schlapp, chairman of the group. “First, the liberals in Congress tend to vote together as a block. The Left does a great job of enforcing lockstep orthodoxy, to the detriment of the constituents they represent. When it comes to passing real conservative reforms, the Left collectively obstructs implementation of commonsense economic, national security, and cultural reforms.”

On a 100-point ratings system for their conservative voting records, there are essentially no Democrats in House or Senate who breeched the 40th percentile. Over 30 Democrats had a score of 0 percent this year, including Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

“We can only conclude that the former Democratic National Committee Chairman plans to serve one-term representing the Commonwealth of Virginia before he returns to lead the fringe portion of the liberal activist base,” Mr. Schlapp observes.

A slim few Republicans were rated between 40 and 49 percent on the scale, with the majority of them scoring 60 percent and above. Sixteen earned a 100 percent rating this year, including Sen. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and Rep. Ron De Santis.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/12/american-conservative-union-releases-its-annual-ra/

I think it's a great way to keep politicians in check. I noticed that Breitbart puts their rating next to their names in practically every article. Have websites like Breitbart been doing this for very long or is this a relatively new thing?
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« Reply #501 on: May 13, 2015, 07:41:01 AM »

Cruz or Lose.


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« Reply #502 on: May 13, 2015, 07:54:16 AM »

Cruz or Lose.


Ted Cruz is the only true conservative out there. Most Republicans no longer represent American families. They sold their souls to the Chamber of Commerce and international corporate welfare recipients. If you want to defeat the liberals in both the Democratic and Republican parties vote for Cruz.
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« Reply #503 on: May 13, 2015, 12:01:21 PM »

Ted Cruz is the only true conservative out there. Most Republicans no longer represent American families. They sold their souls to the Chamber of Commerce and international corporate welfare recipients. If you want to defeat the liberals in both the Democratic and Republican parties vote for Cruz.

What is that?
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« Reply #504 on: May 13, 2015, 12:20:02 PM »

What is that?

http://reason.com/archives/2011/03/24/end-corporate-welfare

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2012/08/20/where-to-cut-the-federal-budget-start-by-killing-corporate-welfare/

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374321/corporate-welfare-queens-stephen-moore
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« Reply #505 on: May 13, 2015, 02:46:00 PM »

Ted Cruz is the only true conservative out there. Most Republicans no longer represent American families. They sold their souls to the Chamber of Commerce and international corporate welfare recipients. If you want to defeat the liberals in both the Democratic and Republican parties vote for Cruz.

I like what I'm hearing from him.  We'll see if he can pull the big money away from Jeb.  That has to happen if he has any shot. 
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« Reply #506 on: May 13, 2015, 04:43:29 PM »


Thanks.

To fix that you need a different electoral proces. Money gets politicians elected and when they do, they owe a shitloads of favors.

Every politician is bought and paid for. Campaigning is expensive.
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« Reply #507 on: May 13, 2015, 06:28:49 PM »

Marco Rubio & Mike Huckabee move up in PPP national survey of GOP 2016 candidates
By Mitch Perry -  May 13, 2015
 
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker continues to have a national lead of Republican presidential candidates in a new Public Policy Polling survey, but Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee have the most momentum in this new poll.

Walker continues to lead the field nationally with 18 percent support, followed by Rubio at 13 percent, Huckabee and Ben Carson at 12 percent, Jeb Bush at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent, 5 percent for Chris Christie, and 2 percent for Rick Perry.

In the six weeks since PPP last did a national poll, two candidates have gained clear momentum – Rubio and Huckabee, both of whom have announced their candidacies since that last survey. In addition to being in second place overall, Rubio is the most frequently named second choice of GOP voters at 15 percent. The 28 percent of Republicans who name him as either their first or second choice matches Walker for the lead. And Rubio’s 13 percent represents a 7=point gain from his 6 percent standing in late March. Huckabee’s gained 6 points from the last national poll PPP did, and his 58 percent favorability rating is the highest of the GOP field and his net +34 rating at 58/24 is tied with Rubio’s at 56/22 to make him the most popular candidate.

Meanwhile, Jeb Bush continues to go backwards. He previously was at 17 percent with the PPP poll, now he’s at 11 percent and in fifth place. And he continues to struggle with voters identifying themselves as ‘very conservative.’ Just 5 support him for the nomination and his favorability with them is under water at 35/44.

On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton leads with 63 percent to 13 percent for Bernie Sanders, 6 percent for Jim Webb, 5 percent for Lincoln Chafee, and 2 percent for Martin O’Malley.

Public Policy Polling interviewed 685 Republican primary voters and 600 Democratic primary voters nationally from May 7th to 10th. The margins of error for the surveys are +/-3.7% and +/- 4.0% respectively.

http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/230928
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« Reply #508 on: May 13, 2015, 07:00:36 PM »

Marco Rubio & Mike Huckabee move up in PPP national survey of GOP 2016 candidates
By Mitch Perry -  May 13, 2015
 
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker continues to have a national lead of Republican presidential candidates in a new Public Policy Polling survey, but Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee have the most momentum in this new poll.

Walker continues to lead the field nationally with 18 percent support, followed by Rubio at 13 percent, Huckabee and Ben Carson at 12 percent, Jeb Bush at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent, 5 percent for Chris Christie, and 2 percent for Rick Perry.

In the six weeks since PPP last did a national poll, two candidates have gained clear momentum – Rubio and Huckabee, both of whom have announced their candidacies since that last survey. In addition to being in second place overall, Rubio is the most frequently named second choice of GOP voters at 15 percent. The 28 percent of Republicans who name him as either their first or second choice matches Walker for the lead. And Rubio’s 13 percent represents a 7=point gain from his 6 percent standing in late March. Huckabee’s gained 6 points from the last national poll PPP did, and his 58 percent favorability rating is the highest of the GOP field and his net +34 rating at 58/24 is tied with Rubio’s at 56/22 to make him the most popular candidate.

Meanwhile, Jeb Bush continues to go backwards. He previously was at 17 percent with the PPP poll, now he’s at 11 percent and in fifth place. And he continues to struggle with voters identifying themselves as ‘very conservative.’ Just 5 support him for the nomination and his favorability with them is under water at 35/44.

On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton leads with 63 percent to 13 percent for Bernie Sanders, 6 percent for Jim Webb, 5 percent for Lincoln Chafee, and 2 percent for Martin O’Malley.

Public Policy Polling interviewed 685 Republican primary voters and 600 Democratic primary voters nationally from May 7th to 10th. The margins of error for the surveys are +/-3.7% and +/- 4.0% respectively.

http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/230928

Damn, looks like poor ole Bernie is getting SMOKED!  Shocked
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« Reply #509 on: May 13, 2015, 07:06:53 PM »

Damn, looks like poor ole Bernie is getting SMOKED!  Shocked

He's the political version of NFL training camp fodder. 
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« Reply #510 on: May 13, 2015, 07:36:49 PM »

He's the political version of NFL training camp fodder. 

I guess that makes Rubio at 13 percent also NFL training camp fodder and the rest of the clowns are waterboys with Huckabee and Ben Carson at 12 percent, Jeb Bush at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent, 5 percent for Chris Christie, and 2 percent for Rick Perry
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« Reply #511 on: May 14, 2015, 06:25:31 AM »

I guess that makes Rubio at 13 percent also NFL training camp fodder and the rest of the clowns are waterboys with Huckabee and Ben Carson at 12 percent, Jeb Bush at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent, 5 percent for Chris Christie, and 2 percent for Rick Perry


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« Reply #512 on: May 14, 2015, 06:27:59 AM »

He's the political version of NFL training camp fodder. 

Down by 50 POINTS!?  Lips sealed

You think he can make any headway during the primaries?
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« Reply #513 on: May 14, 2015, 06:46:11 AM »

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« Reply #514 on: May 14, 2015, 10:10:51 AM »

Down by 50 POINTS!?  Lips sealed

You think he can make any headway during the primaries?

Nah.  He might compete with Biden for a handful of votes. 

The Democrat field (and potential field) is pretty pathetic.  We really deserve better choices.
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« Reply #515 on: May 14, 2015, 10:12:52 AM »

 Shocked

Jeb Bush, Ben Carson tied atop crowded Republican field, Fox poll shows

Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, set himself apart from the 2016 Republican field by boasting of his outsider status and “real life” experience. (Associated Press)
By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson sit atop a crowded 2016 GOP field at 13 percent apiece in a new Fox News poll, with both men gaining on other contenders compared to last month.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was next at 11 percent, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was at 10 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was at 9 percent.

Next was Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 7 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 6 percent apiece. No other candidate or potential candidate included in the survey topped 4 percent.

Support for Mr. Carson and Mr. Bush both jumped up from a survey taken in April, when Mr. Carson was at 6 percent and Mr. Bush was at 9 percent. Mr. Rubio had led that survey at 13 percent, followed by Mr. Walker at 12 percent and Mr. Paul at 10 percent.

Mr. Carson and Mr. Huckabee both announced last week they are running for president, as did former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who was at 1 percent in the poll. Mr. Cruz, Mr. Paul, and Mr. Rubio had all previously announced they are running.

Compared to other Republicans, Mr. Bush actually fared the best head-to-head against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the choice of 63 percent of Democratic primary voters in the poll. He led Mrs. Clinton by 1 point, 45 percent to 44 percent.

Mrs. Clinton, meanwhile, had 6-point, 48 percent to 42 percent leads over Mr. Carson and Mr. Walker, a 5-point, 48 percent to 43 percent lead over Mr. Cruz, a 4-point, 47 percent to 43 percent lead over Mr. Rubio and a 3-point, 47 percent to 44 percent lead over Mr. Huckabee.

She also had a 12-point, 49 percent to 37 percent lead over Ms. Fiorina and an 8-point, 48 percent to 40 percent lead over Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The full survey of 1,006 registered voters was taken May 9-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. The margin of error among Democratic primary voters was plus or minus 5 percent, and the margin of error among Republican primary voters was plus or minus 4.5 percent.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/14/jeb-bush-ben-carson-tied-atop-crowded-republican-f/#ixzz3a8LiGvMO
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« Reply #516 on: May 14, 2015, 10:30:02 AM »

Scott Walker Still Leads GOP Pack but Others Gaining: Poll

Image: Scott Walker Still Leads GOP Pack but Others Gaining: Poll (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Thursday, 14 May 2015
By Melanie Batley

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in the lead among a wide field of potential Republican presidential candidates, but his status as front-runner has become less secure, a new poll has found.

According to a survey by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling of 1,285 primary voters conducted May 7-10:

Walker has 18 percent support
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has 13 percent support
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is at 12 percent
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is also at 12 percent
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has 11 percent
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has 10 percent
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has 9 percent support
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets 5 percent support
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry picks up 2 percent

Walker's support has fallen in each of the last two PPP surveys. In the same poll from February, Walker had 25 percent support and held with a 7-point lead over the next closest candidate. In March, Walker stood at 20 percent.

Rubio and Huckabee have seen the largest gains since that time. In late March, Rubio had just 6 percent support while Huckabee also had 6 percent.
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Bush and Cruz are among the candidates who suffered the worst setbacks. Bush, who has fallen to fifth place, was formerly in second place with 17 percent support. Cruz, who is in sixth place, was formerly in third place with 16 percent support.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead:

Clinton has 63 percent support
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has 13 percent support
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb has 6 percent support
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has 5 percent
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has 2 percent support

"Republicans are bouncing up and down much as they did in 2012," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a statement. "Meanwhile Hillary Clinton maintains her dominant hold on the Democratic lead."

The survey also tested candidates' favorability. Rubio and Huckabee are tied for the highest favorability rating in the field.

Fifty-eight percent have a positive view of Huckabee compared to 24 percent with an unfavorable view. Rubio has a positive favorability of 56 percent compared to 22 percent, the poll found.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/scott-walker-poll-2016-gop/2015/05/14/id/644521/#ixzz3a8Qvvpjh
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« Reply #517 on: May 14, 2015, 02:51:48 PM »

ben carson... leading the polls.... oh brother.
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« Reply #518 on: May 14, 2015, 04:07:59 PM »

ben carson... leading the polls.... oh brother.

Troll.

I like him a lot, but think he lacks the national profile of a Cruz.  Prove me wrong Smiley
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« Reply #519 on: May 15, 2015, 08:56:00 AM »

Pollster Zogby: Jeb Bush Making Mistakes, Rubio Looking Good
Thursday, 14 May 2015
By Todd Beamon

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been "making some mistakes" before he has entered the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, while Sen. Marco Rubio is "looking very good right now," pollster John Zogby told Newsmax TV on Thursday.

"Obviously, he is among the frontrunners," Zogby said of Bush to "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "He has to be taken very, very seriously because of the name, the demeanor, his ability to get elected in Florida twice and to raise a whole lot of money.

"On the other hand, he's making some mistakes. He's in a difficult position; having to defend his brother," the pollster added. "These are very difficult questions that he has to answer — and so far, he's not doing a very good job of it."

Bush, who has yet to officially announce that he is running for the White House, said Thursday that — on hindsight — he would not have invaded Iraq in 2003. He had refused to speak on the issue for several days, prompting attacks from other declared and potential candidates.

Regarding Rubio, Zogby said that the first-term senator had "a better chance than anyone else in the field to win the nomination." He cited Rubio's strong speech Wednesday on world affairs to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

"Not only didn't he trip over himself, but he was in command of himself. He's the best speaker out there. Youth seems to be playing to his advantage, as opposed to any disadvantage."

He also likened Rubio, 43, to two young Democratic senators who "beat their party establishments in their respective years" and went on to the White House: John Kennedy, also 43, in 1960, and Barack Obama, 47, in 2008.

"Marco is looking very good right now," Zogby said.

The pollster also believes that the first-term senator will be able to withstand attacks from other challengers and conservative groups, particularly on the Gang of Eight immigration bill that stalled in the House in 2013.

"He seems to be good on his feet. He appears to be confident and appears to be acting like a winner," Zogby told Hayworth. "Now, we have to see if he gets defensive or if he backs down.

"Let's see if maybe youth can be a disadvantage too — but right now, he's doing a good job."

On the Democratic side, Zogby said that former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who plans to announce on May 30 that he will challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the nomination, could turn last month's Baltimore riots into an advantage.

The unrest broke out after the April 27 funeral of Freddie Gray, 25, who died from a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. Six Baltimore city police officers have been charged in the case.

"He was a beloved mayor and a good governor," Zogby said of O'Malley. "He can speak to the issue of race — and he's running on the progressive side of the party, which always does well in primaries against the mainstream.

"Everybody's saying 'Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.' I am too, but I add a 'but' — and the 'but' is that fourth Hillary is a lot smaller," he cautioned. "She's running against herself, and I don't think the fire is there with her as it may have been in 2007 and 2008."

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/john-zogby-pollster-jeb-bush-marco-rubio/2015/05/14/id/644719/#ixzz3aDttaIwq
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« Reply #520 on: May 20, 2015, 09:48:11 AM »

Pataki Looks to Join Republican Presidential Field

Image: Pataki Looks to Join Republican Presidential Field Former Gov. George Pataki, R-N.Y. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Former New York Governor George Pataki indicated on Wednesday that he would announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination next week in New Hampshire.

Last week, Pataki said he would be in Exeter, the New Hampshire town known as the birthplace of the Republican Party, on May 28 to announce whether he would be a candidate. In an interview on CNN on Wednesday he joked about his trip to the state, which plays a key role in determining presidential nominees.

"There are some things going on in New Hampshire," he said. "I think it's called a primary, something like that, first in the nation."

While stopping short of announcing plans to run, Pataki said he thought conditions had gotten worse globally. "If you have an ability to lead and you sit it out, shame on you."

Pataki, who served three terms as New York governor from 1995 through 2007, would join a Republican presidential field that already includes Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul; former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee; former corporate executive Carly Fiorina; and political newcomer Ben Carson.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/pataki-gop-former-field/2015/05/20/id/645666/#ixzz3ahLa5ubx
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