Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Defends His Lies of GOP Presidential Candidate Not Paying His Taxes … “Romney Didn’t Win, Did He?”

There are lying, pathetic, disingenuous politicians and then there are scumbag liars like former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …

If you want to know why Washington, DC and federal politics are so screwed up today and so polarized, you need to look no further than Sen. Dingy Harry (D-NV). In an interview on CNN with Dana Bash, Harry Reid not only refused to apologize for lying to the American people while standing on the US Senate floor that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes, he seemed to relish and gloat that his lie caused Romney not to win the 2012 Presidential election. Reid’s smug little comment during the interview of “Romney didn’t win, did he” makes one want to vomit. Reid is unapologetic and showed no remorse for his lie. In fact, he is gleeful. What a miserable, little man. But in the end, this is how Democrats win elections … THEY LIE. And the American people are too apathetic to care.

Thankfully, this piece of human excrement is retiring from the US Senate as he has done this country no favors. Reid will for ever be remembered for being nothing more than carrying Barack Obama’s water and blocking the GOP at every turn in presenting bills to the Senate so to protect the Obama agenda. Reid will also be known for creating a poisonous atmosphere and one of the most divisive US Senates ever. GOOD RIDDANCE.

WAPO:

Reid’s claim, which seemed outrageous on its face, was widely dismissed by fact-checkers. Wrote WaPo’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler in a piece giving Reid four Pinocchios for the claim:

Without seeing Romney’s taxes, we cannot definitively prove Reid  incorrect. But tax experts say his claim is highly improbable. Reid also has made no effort to explain why his unnamed source would be credible. So, in the absence of more information, it appears he has no basis to make his incendiary claim.

Moreover, Reid holds a position of great authority in the U.S. Congress.  He should hold himself to a high standard of accuracy when making claims about political opponents.

And yet, the clip above shows Reid, in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, not only refusing to apologize for the claim but defending it — in a very weird way.

“Romney didn’t win, did he?” Reid said in response to Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.

Its Official, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Is All In: Tweets He is Running for President in 2016 … “I’m Running for President and I Hope to Earn your Support!”

From The Weekly Standard, It’s official, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is running for president. He made the announcement shortly after midnight on Twitter. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” Sen. Cruz is expected to make an in person announcement later today on Monday at Liberty University in Virginia.

Ted Cruz is a good man and a real Conservative. What do I like the most about Ted Cruz, he is not afraid to call out establishment Republicans who have long lost what the Republican platform stands for. I remember another Conservative who the Washington, DC GOP elites did not care too much about, his name was Ronald Reagan. It is refreshing for a politician to call it like it is and not be overcome by political correctness.

A Time for Truth

“I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise,”
Cruz said in the web video as images of farm fields, city skylines and American landmarks and symbols played in the background.
“It’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again, and I’m ready to stand with you to lead the fight.”

The Liberty Champion:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 44, is scheduled to speak Monday, March 22, at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation, according to university President Jerry Falwell. Cruz will be announcing his candidacy for president, an anonymous Cruz staffer told the Houston Chronicle.

“I got the call last week,” Falwell said of Cruz’s request to visit Liberty.

In announcing his bid, the 2016 hopeful, who placed third in this year’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, is skipping the longstanding traditional step of first forming an exploratory committee.

“Mr. Cruz will be effectively firing the starting gun on the Republican primary,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman wrote.

The announcement is fitting, as Cruz has joked, “I’m Cuban, Irish and Italian, and yet somehow I ended up Southern Baptist,” according to Dallas News.

“We’re honored that political candidates are now requesting to appear at Liberty,” Falwell said. “We never had that happen years ago — we had to invite them. I think it’s a testament to what Liberty students have accomplished and what they are accomplishing.”

Check out Ted Cruz’s bio … Ted Cruz for President

Conservative Talk Show Host Laura Ingraham Says Jeb Bush “Will Lose” to Hillary Clinton if He’s the GOP Presidential Nominee for 2016

 Laura Ingraham to Jeb Bush SHUT UP AND SING GO AWAY …

From The Hill, Laura Ingraham says if the GOP nominates former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as their 2016 presidential nominee, he will lose.  YES HE WILL. Laura Ingraham is 100% correct. If the GOP establishment and their “Chamber of Commerce faux-conservative” or as we like to refer to it as “Chamber of Crony Capitalism” we will have another liberal in office as president destroying America. At some point the GOP had best do what the base wants, or suffer the consequences. Eventually, the the Republican establishment continues to not follow the GOP platform, they may just find themselves losing their base forever.

Check out  Laura Ingraham at 2015 CPAC Rips Jeb Bush

Ingraham, who’s long ragged on Bush for his positions on immigration reform, said he couldn’t beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, because of his “Chamber of Commerce faux-conservative” views on her radio show Thursday morning.

“I think a populist pitch is a winner across the country — in Hispanic, white, black communities, I’m telling you it is a winner. We can peel off some minority voters, focus on their wages, their renewal. I’m telling you, it’s a winner,” she said. “Not this old Chamber of Commerce faux-conservative big business message. That is a crony capitalist disaster. And I’m sorry, but that’s what the Bush folks represent and that’s what the Bush nomination will do. It will lose.”

NBC/WSJ Poll: Nearly 60% Looking For Change in 2016

According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, more Americans are clamoring for change in the upcoming 2016 presidential election than they were in the “Hope and Change” year of 2008. However America, be very careful what you wish for. America cannot withstand another Barack Obama whose change was to fundamentally change America. Look where that has gotten us. Anyone who believes that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are a change, are sorely mistaken … they are the same old, same old.

Full poll results HERE.

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More Americans are clamoring for change in the upcoming 2016 presidential election than they were in the “Hope and Change” year of 2008, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

That desire for change is a potential roadblock for two of the leading frontrunners – Democrat Hillary Clinton (the former first lady, presidential candidate and secretary of state) and Republican Jeb Bush (the former Florida governor whose brother and father served as president).

But it might be a more significant challenge for Bush, given that fewer than half of Republican primary voters believe he would provide new ideas and a vision for the future, versus nearly three-quarters of Democrats who think the same of Clinton.

In the poll, 59 percent of all voters prefer a candidate who will bring greater changes to current policies, even if he or she is less experienced and tested – up from 55 percent who said this in July 2008 during the general-election contest between Barack Obama and John McCain.

Sixty percent of registered voters (including 42 percent of Republicans) say that Bush represents a return to the policies of the past, versus 27 percent (and 49 percent of GOP voters) who say he will provide new ideas and a vision for the future.

By comparison, 51 percent of all voters (but just 24 percent of Democrats) think Clinton represents a return to the policies of the past, and 44 percent (including 73 percent of Democrats) say she’ll provide new ideas for the future.

Personally, I am not looking for change. I am looking for a competent leader who understands the US Constitution exists and someone with Conservative principals and knows how to lead.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Leads GOP Field in New Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Iowa Poll

The latest Des Moines Register poll has Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the leads the GOP pack for presidential candidates for 2016. The poll takes into account Mitt Romney removing himself from the race and allocated his percentages accordingly.According to the poll results, Gov. Walker leads the large GOP pack with 15% of GOP presidential contenders. The poll shows that Walker is also the No. 2 most popular choice for likely caucus-goers who want an establishment candidate, and he’s the No. 2 for those who want an anti-establishment candidate. It was just last week that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wowed them in Iowa and asked for Iowans to take a further look at him. Between now and 2016 is an eternity, but it is important to get noticed in the beginning otherwise you will be pealed off before you even get to the primaries.

Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 Scott Walker Speech

Presidential stage newcomer Scott Walker, the conservative reform pit bull who inspired death threats from the left, has become the one to watch in the race for the Republican nomination a year out from the Iowa caucuses.

At 15 percentage points, he leads a big, tightly packed field of potential contenders in a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll of likely Republican caucusgoers. The caucuses are scheduled for Feb. 1, 2016.

The Wisconsin governor is also the No. 2 most popular choice for likely caucusgoers who want an establishment candidate, and he’s the No. 2 for those who want an anti-establishment candidate, the poll shows.

“He’s in a sweet spot,” pollster J. Ann Selzer said. “People who don’t want an ultra-conservative think he’s OK. People who don’t want a moderate think he’s OK.”

Just one point behind is Rand Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky and the son of three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul, a hero to dissidents who want to shake up government. Paul draws support from the same anti-establishment well.

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Mitt Romney Tells Supporters Says He Will Not Run for President in 2016

Mitt Romney decides against running for president again in 2016 …

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who lost the 2012 presidential election, told supporters today that he will not run again for president in 2016. Romney stated, “I am convinced that we could win the nomination, but fully realize it would have been difficult test and a hard fight.” Not sure if I am buying that, because if one is convinced they would win, they would pursue the effort. In the end, as much as Romney wanted to be president, I think he feels that his presence will only prevent a better candidate from getting the nomination who has a better shot of winning the general election in 2016.

Mitt Romney told supporters Friday that he would not run for president in 2016, ending three weeks of public speculation and sparing the Republican Party a potentially bruising nominating battle between its past nominee and its rising stars.

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said in a statement he read to supporters on a conference call Friday morning.

In his remarks, first reported by radio host Hugh Hewitt, Romney said that he had enough support from potential donors to be “more than competitive” and that the positive reaction he heard from Republican activists was “surprising and heartening.” He noted that he had been leading in recent public polls.

Part of me says, of course an individual who already ran for president and lost in the general election against a weak opponent like Barack Obama should never run again. Then there is the other side of me that wishes Romney would run to split the fundraising, support and vote with GOP presidential wannbe  RINO Jeb Bush.

Hugh HewittNot Running. “I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.”

Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on the line. And here in New York City, and on the phone, are people who have been helping me think through how to build a new team, as well as supporters from the past who have all been kind enough to volunteer their time during this deliberation stage. Welcome, and thank you. Your loyalty and friendship, and your desire to see the country with new, competent and conservative leadership warms my heart.

After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee. (read the rest HERE)

In a copy of Mitt Romney’s expected remarks to supporters, and confirmed by an aide to the former Bay State governor:

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney’s statement reads. “… You can’t imagine how hard it is for (my wife) Ann and me to step aside, especially knowing of your support and the support of so many people across the country. But we believe it is for the best of the Party and the nation.”

Donald Trump Says in Iowa: GOP Frontrunners Mitt Romney & Jeb Bush are Doomed to Lose … Regrets Not Having Run in 2012, ‘I Would’ve Won the Race Against Obama’

TRUMP HAS  NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT MITT ROMNEY AND JEB BUSH …

In a sit-down interview with The Des Moines Register, Donald Trump said the two presumed GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, are doomed to lose. The Donald also went on to say that he regretted that he hadn’t run himself in 2012. Although it is easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, Trump is 47% 100% correct on a couple of issues. One, Romney had his chance against a weak, unpopular president in 2012 and failed. Romney failed because he tried to back into the victory, rather than play offense and win the game. Two, “we’re Bushed out,” especially when Jeb Bush is for “common core” and is pro ‘illegal” amnesty. Much like what Se. Ted Cruz had stated, Romney and Bush represent the “mushy middle” and have no chance of winning.

Donald Trump

Trump VIDEO with Des Moines Register

In a sit-down interview with The Des Moines Register, he said the two presumed GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, are doomed to lose — and he expressed regret that he hadn’t run himself in 2012.

Trump said he should be in the White House right now.

Trump said he’s not sure which of the potential GOP 2016ers he’d prefer right now, but he’s certain it would be a mistake for Romney to seek a third term.

“He failed. He choked. He’s like a deal-maker that didn’t close the deal. He shouldn’t be running again. He had a great opportunity to win against a president that was absolutely lame, and he didn’t do it. … The 47 percent statement, which was a disaster, is not going away. Romneycare is not going away. All of his problems are not going away. He should get out and get out quickly.”

As for Bush, a former governor of Florida whose family has sent two men to the White House, Trump said: “Frankly we’ve had enough of the Bushes. We’re bushed out.”

At Iowa Freedom Summit this weekend, Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush saying they are just not the answer for Republicans. Trump said as to the Presidential election in 2016 and who should be running for the GOP, “It can’t be Mitt because Mitt ran and failed.” Trump further went on to say, “the last thing we need is another Bush. Truer words have ever been spoken and imagine that, they come from The Donald. The last thing the GOP needs in 2016 is an establishment candidate that is more Democrat-like than that who would be in favor of Republican principles and the platform. Donald Trump stated in Iowa that he would “build a beauty of a fence along the southern border.”  Whether Trump would or not, or whether he would even give up the perks of his private life to run for president, is irrelevant. What is relevant is that we cannot have another loser, establishment, mushy middle candidate in the form of John McCain or Mitt Romney as the standard bearer.

CBS News: Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush:

“It can’t be Mitt, because Mitt ran and failed,” Trump said.

Trump said he liked Romney, formerly a governor of Massachusetts, but he suggested Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comments and his affiliation with a Massachusetts health care reform plan akin to Obamacare should disqualify him.

Plus, Romney “choked” in 2012, failing to unseat Obama in an election that Republicans could have won, Trump argued.

“You can’t have Bush,” Trump added. “The last thing we need is another Bush.”

Trump criticized Bush’s support of common core federal education standards, and he panned Bush’s comment that many illegal immigrants come to the United States as an “act of love” to help their families.

“Half of these people are criminals,” Trump said. “They’re coming for a lot of other reasons, and it’s not love.”

Trump also suggested the unpopularity Jeb Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, helped usher President Obama into office: “His brother really gave us Obama.”

Trump offered an ambitious preview of his prospective presidential agenda. ” If I run for president, and if I win, I would totally succeed in creating jobs, defeating ISIS, and stopping the Islamic terrorists… reducing the budget deficit… securing our southern border… stopping nuclear weapons in Iran and elsewhere… saving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid without cutting it down to the bone… repealing Obamacare and replacing it with something far better.”

Mitt Romney Tells Donors He’s Considering 2016 Presidential Run … “I Want to be President”

MITT ROMNEY TELLS DONORS, HE WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT.

In a room full of We the People powerful Republican donors on Friday, Mitt Romney told the group of about 30 individuals that he wanted to be president and was mulling a run in 2016. First reported by the Wall Street Journal, Romney’s comments electrified the world of Republican financiers, who are being courted aggressively by Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and other hopefuls. Electrified? Seriously, who the hell in their right mind would be inspired by a RINO who already had his chance to run for president for the GOP and lost to Obama who had terrible poll numbers, a terrible economy and Obamacare?

Remember when Mitt Romney said on Bloomberg TV on on October 6, 2014, “I’m Not Running, I’m Not Planning on Running.”

Mitt Romney forcefully declared his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of powerful Republican donors Friday, disrupting the fluid 2016 GOP field as would-be rival Jeb Bush was moving swiftly to consolidate establishment support.

Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, has been mulling another campaign for several months, but his comments Friday marked a clear step forward in his thinking and come amid mounting tensions between the Romney and Bush camps.

“I want to be president,” Romney told about 30 donors in New York. He said that his wife, Ann — who last fall said she was emphatically against a run — had changed her mind and was now “very encouraging,” although their five sons remain split, according to multiple attendees.

So let’s get this straight, the powers that be in the GOP get giddy over the likes of another Bush presidency and another run from a failed RINO? Good grief. No wonder the GOP has not smelled a whiff of the White House in Years. The WSJ reports the many comments that Romney made previously about not running again in 2016 like “My Time Has … Come and Gone” and “I’m Not Running.” I guess misrepresenting the truth runs in the family when you are involved with Romneycare and Obamacare. A note to Mitt, Jeb and Christy, just because you are getting high poll numbers at this point does not mean anyone wants to vote for you, it just means those taking the poll know your name.

September 2014: “My Time Has … Come and Gone”

Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday

“There’s no question in my mind that I think I would have been a better president than Barack Obama has been…I wish it were me. But my time has come — come and gone. I had that opportunity. I ran, I didn’t win. Now it’s time for someone else to pick up the baton.”

EXIT QUESTION: JUST HOW MANY RINO’S ARE GOING TO RUN IN 2016? It may not be the worst thing in the world as they will offset each other and maybe the Republican party can actually nominate a Conservative, rather than Democrat-light.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announced Saturday Night He Would be Ending His Fox News Talk Show To Consider Run for President in 2016

GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE ENDS FOX NEWS SHOW TO CONSIDER 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RUN …

Tonight, former Gov. Mike Huckabee announced that he would be ending his Fox News TV show, ‘Huckabee to explore a 2016 presidential run. As reported at The Daily Caller, Mike Huckabee said at the shows end that, “There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for president. If I were willing to absolutely rule that out, I could keep doing this show.” Huckabee went on to say,“But I can’t make such a declaration. I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them nor is it possible for me to openly determine political and financial support to justify a race. The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Saturday night that he would be ending his Fox News talk show to gauge support for a possible presidential campaign

“There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for President,” Huckabee told his followers on Facebook. “I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them.”

“I feel compelled to ascertain if the support exists strongly enough for another Presidential run. So as we say in television, stay tuned!” he added.

Huckabee says tonight in his opening monologue, “Don’t Make Me Come’ to Washington”

The Weekly Standard:

The front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal was a story about White House officials indicating that President Obama was planning on doing less by executive order in the coming year and instead working through the normal process of negotiating with Congress. What a novel idea: a president, after six years in office, suddenly discovering the constitutional process of legislation that involves all three branches of government. Look, I hope it is true, but if past performance is an indicator of future performance I got no reason to be overly optimistic.

“My own frustration with President Obama is not merely the dramatic point of view that I have with him, between his liberal views and my conservative ones. It’s as much with his squandering the opportunity that he had that he do he said he would do … back in 2008. …

“Quite frankly governing is hard work. It requires the patience of Job, the strength of Samson, the courage of David, the perseverance of Noah, the intellect of Paul, the wisdom of Solomon, and the forgiveness of Jesus. And there is no substitute for time spent building relationships with people who don’t like you and who don’t want to work with you. In the words of that great political philosopher Mick Jagger, ‘You can’t always get what you want.’ …

“Now we haven’t seen much of that out of Washington. But I would welcome the approach. So here’s hoping that in the new year of 2015, we see the fine art of governing and if not, I will say what parents often say to their kids, Don’t make me come up there.”

Facebook – Mike Huckabee:

This evening I wanted to share with you some news that is very personal to me. Because you have been such a good friend and a strong supporter of all my efforts, I wanted you to know first that tonight I will do more than just say goodnight on my Fox show. I will say goodbye.

This is the last edition of Huckabee on the Fox News Channel. It has been the ride of a lifetime, and I have never had so much fun in my life. But I also realize that God hasn¹t put me on earth just to have a good time or to make a good living, but rather has put me on earth to try to make a good life.

There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for President. I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them. The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox so I can openly talk with potential donors and supporters and gauge support. As much as I have loved doing the show, I love my country more, and feel that it may be time for me to leave a zone of comfort to engage in the conflicts that have almost destroyed the bedrock foundations of America. I feel compelled to ascertain if the support exists strongly enough for another Presidential run. So as we say in television, stay tuned!

CNN/ORC Poll Has Jeb Bush as 2016 Presidential GOP Frontrunner at 23% … Please, This RINO Wins and the GOP is Finished

DON’T GET TOO GIDDY CNN, THERE IS A LONG WAY TO GO AND MOST POLLS NOW ARE JUST NAME RECOGNITION.

CNN has released their most recent CNN/ORC poll that shows former Florida Governor Jeb Bush leads the long list of potential GOP candidates for the Republican nominee for president in 2016. Bush came in at 23%, a 10 point lead over his next closest competitor, fellow RINO, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Physician Ben Carson comes in third, with 7% support, and Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are both tied for fourth with 6%. Honestly, the last thing the GOP needs is another Bush to run for president. Sorry, but the United States is not a monarchy, no one family gets to monopolize the White House. That same sentiment goes to the Clinton’s as well.

Bushes

Sorry, since when did the GOP need just one family to get presidential nominees?

Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he’s “actively exploring” a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found.

He takes nearly one-quarter — 23% — of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tallied 13%.

Physician Ben Carson comes in third, with 7% support, and Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are both tied for fourth with 6%.

That marks a drop in support for all but Christie and Bush from the last CNN/ORC survey of the field, conducted in November. That poll showed Bush in the lead, but only taking 14% of the vote, while Carson came in second with 11% and Christie tied Rep. Paul Ryan for fourth with 9% support.

Bush’s 10-point lead is a milestone for the potential GOP field — it marks the first time any prospective candidate has reached a lead beyond a poll’s margin of error in the past two years.

Sorry, but it is hard to imagine that Jeb Bush will win the GOP nomination when the very policies he is for make him less likely to be voted for. Each of the 5 issues below of core Republican ones, amnesty for illegals, common core, tax pledge and increased spending. He might as well run for the Democrat nomination with his position on these policies. Oh yeah, and don’t forget Jeb just quit the for-profit hospital chain Tenet Healthcare that  has benefited greatly from the Affordable Care Act. You know that Obama thing that Republicans claim they want to repeal.

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