Politico

Politico Reporter’s Attack On Dan Bongino Shows What’s Wrong With Media

Mollie Hemingway, the Federalist

What’s interesting about the exchange for a media critic, insofar as it is interesting, is that Caputo seems to think he came off well. Here’s why Caputo’s distemperate performance doesn’t look as good as he seems to fervently believe.

Ted Cruz Thanks Viguerie For Endorsement Raises Stakes in 2016 Campaign

Senator Ted Cruz: "Richard Viguerie is a hero of the conservative movement… I couldn't be prouder to have his support, which should send a strong message to conservatives nationwide that our campaign is coalescing the movement. From libertarians to Tea Partiers to social and national security conservatives, people are getting behind our campaign because it is time to restore constitutional principles and reignite the promise of this great nation."

Politico Wants You to Feel Sorry for Lois Lerner

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Liberal Politico published a textbook case of sympathy-mongering on the IRS' Lois Lerner, who can't get a job and has mounting legal bills. Nary a word on the fundraising efforts to pay her legal bills.

Washington Post’s New Publisher Extinguished Reagan’s Flame At Library

Those Republicans who are looking for a shift to the Right at the new Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post should recall that even though newly-named publisher Fred Ryan served in Ronald Reagan's White House, he is a cofounder of POLITICO, the harsh and persistent critic of the Tea Party movement and its Reagan-inspired limited government constitutional conservative agenda.

No, Republicans Haven't Given Up On Attacking OCare

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

It's inevitable that Repubs. would expand their attacks beyond Obamacare. With the economy, immigration or energy, there seems to be plenty of fodder for battleground candidates. Yet, the idea that Obamacare’s potency as a Repubs. issue is the verge of expiration is a lingering wish that never comes to pass. 

What Richard Viguerie Told POLITICO

If you are building a movement, politics and campaigns are not zero sum games.

'Gay' Marriage Will Destroy the GOP

Bryan Fischer, OneNewsNow.com

The only hope America has is for the GOP to find its moral compass, summon the moral strength that animated its battle against slavery, and unapologetically and unambiguously endorse natural marriage with no concessions and no capitulations. If it doesn't, the GOP will seal its own fate and that of America with it.

What’s A “Stark” Conservative?

Jose DelReal's article in POLITICO representing Ralph Hall and John Ratcliffe as two largely indistinguishable “stark conservatives” missed the most important lesson from Tuesday’s Texas Republican primary runoff elections.

The Politico Poll and Conservative Strength

Bruce Walker, American Thinker

There is a leftist lie out there that conservatives keep believing.

Clinton Papers Show Viguerie Was Right

Newly released Clinton presidential papers reveal that the White House feared and tried to discredit the new and alternative media Viguerie, Limbaugh and others were using to deliver “unregulated data and information" to the American people in opposition to Hillarycare and rest of Cinton's big government agenda.

POLITICO Doesn’t Know Jack About Conservatism

The fault line in today’s politics isn’t between Democrats and Republicans it is between advocates of Big Government in both major parties and conservative proponents of limited constitutional government. The journalists at POLITICO and other establishment media outlets ought to be clued-in to conservative politics enough to understand that and report the news that way.

Clueless DC Media Can't Figure Out Why Cruz Fights GOP-E

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Politico just doesn't get it about conservatives. The inside-the-beltway publication doesn't understand why it is smart for Ted Cruz to oppose his party's leaders, which he was elected by Texans to do.

Liberal Media Caught in Pay-to-Post Scandal

John Nolte, Breitbart

Politico and one of its star reporters, Mike Allen, now find themselves at the wrong end of a thorough evisceration courtesy of The Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple. Allen and Politico have been caught in a pay-for-play scandal or the dark art of special interests that pay for slots and adorage coverage in the Politico newsletter.

Lib Media Offers Excuses for O Lies

Michael Miller, Mikesright.wordpress.com

The liberal Politico site not only admits straight-up that Obama purposely misled the country about Obamacare; it offers an apparently perfectly legitimate reason for him to do so: Americans can’t handle “unpleasant truths.” 

Don’t Buy Karl Rove’s B.S.

Why are Karl Rove and his establishment Republican patrons apparently faltering, while the allegedly unsophisticated amateurs of the Tea Party are building on their grassroots base to raise a national war chest?

Chris Christie: Looking Out for #1 Pays Off

Far from being a model of how Republicans should govern and campaign to win nationally, Chris Christie’s re-election proves three things: Chris Christie’s brand of “all about me” politics has no coat tails and means certain defeat for the larger conservative agenda, and having a weak opponent who has been abandoned by their own Party makes winning a landslide a whole lot easier.

Cruz Has Edge for 2016

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Steve Deace, radio host and political powerbroker in Iowa says that Cruz is "on a path to the White House." He explained the appeal of Cruz to the Repub base and general election voters. 

Richard Viguerie Celebrates His 80th

Politico's Mike Allen shares details of ConservativeHQ chairman Richard Viguerie's big 80th birthday bash in his latest Playbook column. Nearly 250 of the top conservative luminaries gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Viguerie, the "funding father of the conservative movement."

Amnesty Loving Big Business Targeting House Republicans

Those of us who care about preserving American exceptionalism have our work cut out for us in defeating S. 744, or any similar “comprehensive” amnesty for illegal aliens bill. However, a good place to start is to follow Congressman Steve King’s advice and attend congressional town hall meetings to oppose amnesty in the same kind of numbers this August that we turned-out against Obamacare in August of 2009.