This dynamic is why Republicans have been so focused on abortion restriction in recent years. Unlike many other social conservative agenda items -same sex marriage, censorship of rap lyrics, and the drug war- this is the one big social conservative issue that hasn’t really lost support. It has even gained support in some regions.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 29, 2013 2:12 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 25, 2013 2:00 pm|
Recent polling has all been bad news for Marco Rubio (R-FL). A new PPP poll found Rubio has dropped substantially in their national Republican primary poll. He went from first place to sixth over the past several months. From PPP:
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 22, 2013 7:30 am|
The Republican base is not excited about comprehensive immigration reform but the important question is, is it considered a big enough issue to have any effect on a possible primary. Because of gerrymandering the vast majority of House Republicans’ only real electoral concern is a primary challenge.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.
For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday June 18, 2013 6:40 am|
Remember the above sound byte from Florida Senator Marco Rubio from a while back? He was whining about being called “bigoted” because he is allegedly “pro- traditional marriage.”
Of course this is how he feels about the ability to fire someone for being gay (hint – he supports it):
|By: DSWright Friday May 10, 2013 8:35 am|
Jim DeMint’s coming out party as head of the Heritage Foundation is not going very well. The conservative think tank’s immigration report – which labels the cost of immigration reform at $6.3 trillion and was co-authored by a white supremacist – has caused a backlash against the group from prominent Republican lawmakers and party donors. There are now even discussions of hiring a crisis management firm to deal with the negative reaction to the report.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 9, 2013 1:25 pm|
There is a good chance Crist will run for governor again next year as a Democrat.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 12, 2013 7:51 am|
I hope Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is going to have lots of bottled water on hand, because he is going to have a very dry mouth after doing more than the Full Ginsburg this Sunday.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 3, 2013 11:15 am|
Currently the top four choices by Republicans to carry the party banner in 2016 are Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Chris Christie, and Former Gov. Jeb Bush. The following are findings from a new national Quinnipiac poll:
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 19, 2013 11:15 am|
A possible immigration reform measure got a very important boost this morning when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) endorsed the idea of a pathway to citizenship. To begin with, Paul is a senator and every senator who supports the idea gets the chamber one vote closer to passing a bill.
More importantly, this endorsement by Paul now means a significant number of the top tier possible 2016 Republican Presidential candidates support a pathway to citizenship. This should make it easier for regular rank and file members to get on board with it.