US Senator Susan Collins (ME-R) Says IRS Bias Revelations that They Targeted Specific Political Organizations Will Only Fuel Government Distrust … “Disappointing that the President hasn’t Personally Condemned This”
US Senator Susan Collins (ME-R) was on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ with Candy Crowley this morning discussing the recent revelations that the IRS was illegally targeting Conservative organizations like the Tea Party. Collins stated that the IRS’s apology and reasons for targeting Tea Party groups did not pass the smell test. Collins went on to say that the IRS’s actions, “This is truly outrageous. And it contributes to the profound distrust that the American people have in government.” She also stated, ”And I think that it’s very disappointing that the president hasn’t personally condemned this and spoken out.” The president needs to make it crystal clear that this is not acceptable in America. Collins also said she doesn’t believe that the case was a result of just a few “rogue” IRS employees. These comments are coming from A RINO from Maine, hardly the right wing.
President Barack Obama found time to condemn the police in Cambridge, MA when Obama acted “poorly” and he found the time to condemn how the police initially handled the case of the death of Trayvon Martin. But when it comes to Conservative groups, the Tea Party and the IRS acting with an enemies list, the cat has Obama’s tongue.
President Barack Obama should personally condemn the Internal Revenue Service for putting extra scrutiny on conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday.
The Maine Republican said the disclosure that a government agency would go after groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names would only add to a growing sense of mistrust Americans have in their government. She was one of a number of Republicans who blasted the IRS on Sunday’s talk shows.
“This is truly outrageous. And it contributes to the profound distrust that the American people have in government. It is absolutely chilling that the IRS was singling out conservative groups for extra review. And I think that it’s very disappointing that the president hasn’t personally condemned this and spoken out,” Collins told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.”
Rep. Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, called for a full investigation of the IRS’ practices.
“I don’t care if you’re a conservative, a liberal, a Democrat or a Republican, this should send a chill up your spine,” Rogers said on “Fox News Sunday.”
A congressional investigation would probe who knew what and when, Rep. Darrell Issa told CNN Sunday. Issa is the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight.
“The fact is if you’re doing something and it’s wrong, it’s illegal, it’s the kind of thing that scares the American people to their core, when Americans are being targeted for audits based on their political beliefs, that needs to change,” he said.
John McCain: “I don’t understand” Threats to Block Gun Bill Debate … Hmm, I Don’t Understand How this Fool is a Republican?
Is Senator John McCain a Republican?
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) stated on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ that he opposed the filibustering a debate over gun legislation, despite threats of such action by fellow Republican senators. McCain stated, “I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.” Probably more to the point is that McCain cannot stand that the GOP Senators that are looking to filibuster the anti-Second Amendment gun legislation is the young gun conservatives Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas. Or as McCain refers to them as ‘Wacko Birds’.
I don’t understand why the Republicans think I am a RINO
Honestly, I don’t understand how this guy is a Republican. I certainly never understood how this RINO was nominated to represent the GOP as president in 2008. Had it not been for Sarah Palin on the ticket as VP the beating would have been even worse.
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that he opposes the thought of filibustering a debate over gun legislation that will probably be brought to the Senate floor this week, despite threats of such action by fellow Republican senators.
“I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand,” Arizona’s McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
A trio of first-term GOP senators–Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas–stated in a letter last month that they will block any gun control legislation that they consider a threat to Second Amendment rights.
Really, you IDIOT! John McCain is on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the US Constitution and the wrong side of the Republican party. In essence, one has to wonder why he even runs as a Republican these days? Is McCain not going to stand for the GOP principles of defending the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Let’s face it, McCain cannot stand that the party has passed him by and he no longer has any power. It is time for this fossil to hang it up. McCain actually thinks that background checks are going to prevent criminals and those that would inflict harm against others would prevent shootings? Is he that much of a moron? Since when do criminals follow the rules and the law? Back ground checks would not have prevented the Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary School murders, nor other mass killings. All these Progressives are after is a gun registry database.
Several other Republican senators joined in, and in an expanded letter to be sent Monday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, they wrote that they would oppose a bill that “would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance.”
The additional names include Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida; Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma; Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin; Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming; Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho; Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas.
Mavericky Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) apologized for his ‘wacko birds’ comment that he made toward Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for their outspoken brand of politicking on the Hill. The long time Arizona senator and failed GOP Presidential candidate took exception to the fact that he has been passed by the young Turks. What McCain might finally be realizing is that Paul and Cruz represent a breath of fresh air for the GOP Senate and what the GOP base wants to embrace, not Democrat light. During CPAC 2013, Rand Paul took the opportunity to slap back at McCain and said “the GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered.” Whether McCain’s apology was sincere, who knows. However, one thing is for certain … the balance of power is being to shift in the GOP Senate and is moving away from the failed establishment senators and more toward the new brand of Republican Senators like Rand Paul (KY), Ted Cruz (TX), Marco Rubio (FL), Jeff Flake (AZ) and Pat Tommey (PA).
Sen. John McCain is apologizing for calling Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz “wacko birds” and says he respects what his Senate colleagues stand for.
“[In] an interview I said that Sen. Cruz and Sen. Paul were ‘wacko birds.’ That was inappropriate and I apologize to them for saying that, and I respect them both. I respect what they stand for and what they believe in. They both made an impact out here in the United States Senate,” McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Fox News on Friday.
McCain at some point best realize that his days are behind him and that he is on the wrong side of the future of the Republican party. Of he wants to make such criticisms he might as well pull an Arlen Specter or Charlie Crist and switch parties.
Tea Party Candidate Richard Mourdock Defeats 6 Term Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar in Landslide
Those that had previously stated that the Tea Party was a fad might want to rethink those foolish statement … Another RINO bites the political dust.
Last night in the Indiana Republican primaries, Tea Party candidate Richard Murdock defeated 6 term US Senator Richard Lugar in a landslide. The 80 year old, 6 term Richard Lugar was soundly defeated, no Lugar was routed by State Treasurer Richard Murdock by nearly 20%. Of course the liberal MSM will echo the chorus of this will further contribute to the lack of bi-partisanship in DC and the GOP has lurched to the right. However, the MSM was deafly silent when “Blue Dog” Democrats were voted out in the primaries in PA as the Democrats chose more left leaning candidate. Imagine that?
In typical, entitled, establishment candidate form Lugar criticizing the partisan environment, code for the Tea Party and anyone who dare challenge the RINO establishment. Sorry, but some of you Republican fossils are directly to blame for the predicament that we find ourselves in today and your chumming up to the socialist, failed economic agenda and policies of Barack Obama is hardly going to win anyone reelection. Sorry, as a Republican you do not get to vote for Obama’s stimulus and remotely think you stand a chance of being voted back to office by “We the People”. When you are dubbed Barack Obama’s favorite Republican, this Hoosier upset was pretty much a sure thing.
The truth is that the headwinds in this race were abundantly apparent long before Richard Mourdock announced his candidacy. One does not highlight such headwinds publically when one is waging a campaign. But I knew that I would face an extremely strong anti-incumbent mood following a recession. I knew that my work with then-Senator Barack Obama would be used against me, even if our relationship were overhyped. I also knew from the races in 2010 that I was a likely target of Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and other Super Pacs dedicated to defeating at least one Republican as a purification exercise to enhance their influence over other Republican legislators.
A note to all politicians, not just Lugar and other non-vertebrae Republicans, the American people are tired of the establishment. Personally, I believe in term limits and no politician should ever be allowed to be in office 36 years. That is never what out Founding Fathers envisioned. Last nights vote should be a reminder to the GOP by We the People, the US Senate is not the US Supreme Court. You are not elected for life. You do not get to leave when you feel like it and not represent the people. You serve at our will, not the other way around.
Richard Mourdock will face Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly in November.
A note to President Barack Obama, when RINO Senator from Maine Olympia Snowe Gives Obama an ‘F’, you have a real problem … Snowe said that if she had to grade the President on his willingness to work with Republicans, he would “be close to failing on that point.” Close Olympia? No, I think it is safe to say that he is failing. With a continued failing economy, poor job growth, record number of people on food stamps, unemployment above 8%, gas prices at near record highs and a record federal debt, it is safe to say Obama has been a failure.
If there were ever a Republican for President Obama to work with, it was Maine Senator Olympia Snowe. She was one of just three Republicans in the entire Congress to vote for his economic stimulus plan in 2009 and even tried to work with him on health care, but in an interview with ABC’s Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Snowe makes a remarkable revelation: She hasn’t had a face-to-face meeting with President Obama in nearly two years.
Snowe said that if she had to grade the President on his willingness to work with Republicans, he would “be close to failing on that point.” In fact, Snowe, who was first elected to Congress in 1978, claims that her meetings with President Obama have been less frequent than with any other President.
Snowe stated that there is no leadership and it is no longer about policy, it is only about politics and reelection in Washington, DC these days. Olympia Snowe earlier this year announced that she will not be seeking reelection in 2012.
Although I have to take exception with Snowe’s that she believes that she is a traditional Republican … “I represent what I think is a traditional Republican… a limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, individual freedom and liberty.” How could a Republican who believes in these ideals embrace or even discuss any of Obama’s big government, globalism and loss of liberty positions?
Exactly What is Wrong with Politics: RINO US Senator Dick Lugar Complains that Tea Party Trying To Reclaim GOP’s Conservative Principles is Responsible for Republican Senate Minority…
Hey Senator Dick Lugar, how about some cheese with that whine!
RINO Senator Dick Lugar (IN-R) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. over the weekend and blamed the Tea Party for killing off Republican efforts to gain a majority in the US Senate. He also went on to bitch and moan that he dare be opposed with a primary challenge by a Tea Party backed candidate. UNREAL … this is exactly what is wrong with politics and why Americans have such a poor view of Congress. These incumbents think they are entitled to be there, no matter whether they are Democrats or Republicans. How dare the Tea Party dare try restore the GOP party with Conservative Republican values.
Dick Lugar living up to his name on CNN
Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) facing a primary contest from the right in his reelection bid said past Tea Party-backed challenges had “killed off” Republican efforts to take the Senate in the past and could undermine a GOP majority again in 2012.
“A Republican majority in the Senate is very important, and Republicans who are running for reelection ought to be supported by people who want to see that majority,” Lugar said in an interview which aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.
“I think the majority of Tea Party people understand that too,” he added.
What an IDIOT! It is folks like Dick Lugar that brought into power Barack Obama and overwhelming majorities for Democrats in the House and Senate in 2008. It would appear that DICK has conveniently forgot the 2010 “WAVE” election that saw the Tea Party phenomenon thrust into office a majorities in the House, GOP Governors, Republican pick ups of 680 state legislature seats, and major gains in the US Senate. I guess Lugar missed these gains and the Republican party is only in the position they are because of the Tea Party. Americans did not vote en mass because of RINO’s like Lugar, they voted against the tax and spend establishment candidates. How does Lugar explain Tea Party favorites Marco Rubio winning in Florida? Or Senator Pat Toomay and the GOP sweep in PA? Hmm, what about Tea Party favorite Ron Johnson who beat incumbent lib Russ Feingold in the blue state of Wisconsin?
TEA PARTY Already Has WON & Why Establishment GOP’ers Must Go … Senator Jon Kyl (AZ-R) Says Tea Party Republicans Remind Me a Lot of Senator Obama Who Was Also Refused to Raise Debt Limit
Tea Party like Obama … How out of touch are some Republicans and ever wonder why we have a government that spends our money with complete disregard?
Ever wonder why the debt, the economy and the jobs situation ever got to a place where we find it today? Its not just because of liberals and Progressives like Obama, Pelosi and Reid, they cannot help themselves … the blame also falls on establishment Republicans like Jon Kyl and RINO’s who have aided in the “look the other way”, out of control spending and raising debt limits without issue. How many times were these people going to raise the debt limit with complete disregard? Imagine running your household budget by the answer being, lets just put more on the credit card.
It is obvious that establishment Republicans must go, either by retirement or voted out of office. This could never have been more evident than the comment this morning of FOX NEWS SUNDAY whey Kyl said, “Tea Party Republicans remind me a lot of Senator Barack Obama who also refused to raise the debt limit.” WHAT???!!! Are you serious Senator? As the Gateway Pundit reminds us, it was not just Obama who voted against raising the debt limit under GWB, it was most of the Democrat party. They did not vote against raising the debt limit out of principle, they did so because they were going to vote against Bush at all cost. Get real.
A note to establishment Republicans and RINO’s, make no mistake about it, it was the TEA PARTY who made it possible that the GOP even has control of the US House of Representatives and made the margin in the US Senate much closer. The Tea Party revolution that took place during the 2010 midterm elections had nothing to do with the RINO’s and tired GOP Party. You just happened to be the beneficiaries.
Also, the TEA PARTY has already won the DEBT CEILING debate for if Barack Obama, Democrats and the useless progressives in the GOP had their way, Obama would have been given a blank check and clean bill that raised the debt ceiling. The TEA PARTY lead, while Obama stayed in the wings and tweeted. It was Barack Obama who stated from the outset that he wanted a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling.
Mike Huckabee announced last night during his show on Fox News that he will not seek the Presidential GOP nomination for the 2012. Huckabee had been previously polling well in the early going in hypothetical match ups; however, stated “All the factors say go, but my heart says no.”
“The past few months have been times of deep personal reflection,” Huckabee said. “Even though I wasn’t actively establishing a campaign organization or seeking financial support to run again, polls have consistently put me at or near the top to be the Republican nominee.”
“But I know that under the best of circumstances, being President is a job that takes one to the limit of his or her human capacity,” he continued. “I can’t know or predict the future, but I know for now my answer is clear and firm: I will not seek the Republican nomination for President this year.”
Erick Erickson of Red State has the down low as to who this announcement will hurt and who it will help for GOP contenders. Although some on the RIGHT feel we have dodged another bullet having a RINO out of the GOP race.Personally, I believe the Huck is having too much of a good time in private life and most likely will never seek public office again.
An overwhelming majority of American people want Obama and the federal government to get their act in gear, spend within their means, reduce the deficit and stop spending like drunken sailors.
According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, 63% of Americans oppose raising the debt limit while only a meager 27% support raising it. 83% of Republicans oppose raising the debt limit; however, more importantly to Barack Obama and Democrats, 64% of independents oppose the continued irresponsible spending of the powers that be. As stated at Hot Air, after months of Obama minions going out on to talk shows and communicating to We the People ala Chicken Little that t the sky is falling … they are either failing or the people are not buying it.
Despite Obama administration warnings that failing to do so would devastate the economy, a clear majority of Americans say they oppose raising the debt limit, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows.
Just 27 percent of Americans support raising the debt limit, while 63 percent oppose raising it.
Eighty-three percent of Republicans oppose raising the limit, along with 64 percent of independents and 48 percent of Democrats. Support for raising the debt limit is just 36 percent among Democrats, and only 14 percent among Republicans.
Obama, the Dems and Libs cannot say that the poll is skewed, because this is a partisan Rasmussen poll against raising the debt ceiling. Take a good look … a CBS News/New York Times poll. Although, speaking of Rasmussen, only 22% of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction. Yikes! What will come of this standoff. However, as Patterico Pontifications points out, will the GOP have the guts to actually make a stand and do the right thing for the people and future generations to come? The answer probably is not, if the past means anything. When will this party ever get a spine? How many elections must go by before “We the People” flush the party of the useless Republicans?
So-Called Independent Florida Senate Loser Charlie Crist Apologizes for Use of 1985 Talking Heads Song “Road to Nowhere” in a 2010 Campaign
Road to Nowhere … more like Charlie Crist’s political career to nowhere.
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has settled his lawsuit with David Byrne, the lead singer of the Talking Heads for Crist’s unauthorized use of the song “Road to Nowhere”. The song was used during Crist’s campaign without permission. As part of the settlement, Davis Byrne forced Charlie Crist to record embarrassing apology for stealing Talking Heads song, watch the VIDEO here.
A much more fitting Crist theme song: Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
Desert loving in your eyes all the way
If I listen to your lies would you say
I’m a man without conviction
I’m a man who doesn’t know
How to sell a contradiction
You come and go, you come and go
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group’s songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties confirmed Monday.
Terms of the settlement were not released, but it included a recorded apology by Crist that was posted on YouTube Monday afternoon. Byrne had sued Crist for $1 million for using the song “Road to Nowhere” in a YouTube video attacking Marco Rubio, one of the governor’s opponents in the U.S. Senate race.
Crist said Monday that he was pleased with the terms of the settlement and that Byrne “couldn’t have been a better guy” when they met last week to mediate the case.
Charlie Crist, the once Republican turned Independent, but really wannabe pseudo Democrat lost to Republican Marco Rubio badly in the 2010 Florida US Senate race. A fitting end to a disastrous Senate campaign.