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Water Cooler Archive: April 2010


  • Coburn statements on Pelosi and Fox News makes some wonder

    Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, made statements regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, which left a number of individuals scratching their heads. At a Town hall meeting last week, he told a woman she was misinformed about the health care mandate after she stated the government could "put us in prison" for not having health insurance. "The intention is not to put anybody in jail," he responded. "That makes for good TV news on Fox but that isn't the intention." Published April 12 2010

  • Lefties look to sabotage tea party movement

    Liberals looking to discredit activists who protested against the health care bill have resorted to recruiting individuals who will crash tea party rallies in the coming weeks. One such group calls itself "Crash the Tea Party."  Published April 12 2010

  • Video: Chris Matthews admits using the word 'regime' to describe Bush admin

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews found himself walking back his criticism some of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Mr. Matthews went after Mr. Limbaugh for using the word "regime" to describe the Obama administration. However, video surfaced of Mr. Matthews referring the Bush administration as a "regime."  Published April 12 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: CBC members stand by racism accusations of tea party members...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: CBC members stand by racism accusations of tea party members, Humboldt County afraid of being uprooted from pot perch, Orrin Hatch names Hillary Clinton as possible Supreme Court nominee. Published April 12 2010

  • Video: Herman Cain wows SRLC 2010

    Hot Air's Ed Morrissey has posted the explosive speech Herman Cain delivered to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Published April 11 2010

  • Romney wins SRLC 2010 Straw Poll by one vote

      The Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll results are as follows:   Published April 10 2010

  • Video: Mike Pence talks to bloggers at SRLC 2010

    Hot Air's Ed Morrissey has posted video of Congressman Mike Pence, an Indiana Republican, talking to bloggers and reporters at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Mr. Morrissey points out how well Mr. Pence defused questions regarding the racism charges being lobbed at those who protested outside the Capitol the day the health care bill was being debated. Published April 10 2010

  • Obama: Interns for me but not for thee

    Apparently, the administration's campaign arm knows the reciprocal benefits of offering unpaid internships, so why take that option away from private businesses? Published April 10 2010

  • Gov. Perry whips up SRLC crowd

    Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry blew out the SRLC audience today with his speech. Some are saying that Mr. Perry one upped former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Decide for yourself here is the video of Mr. Perry's speech (h/t the right scoop): Published April 9 2010

  • Social conservatives remain wary about Steele

    Tony Perkins, President of the Washington, D.C. based Family Research Council, spoke at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference and discussed his concerns about the RNC and its Chairman Michael Steele. Published April 9 2010

  • White House party crasher Salahi boots reporter from crashing party

    The infamous White House crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi hosted a party Thursday in D.C. and uninvited guest Washington Post reporter Amy Argetsinger, forcing her to crash the crashers' party.      Published April 9 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Does Obama want Israel to sign a suicide pact?...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Does Obama want Israel to sign a suicide pact?, Alan Grayson interrupts Republican district meeting,Police: Man slashes owner's dog; animal loses eye Published April 9 2010

  • Sarah Palin at SRLC 2010 - Live blog

    Former vice presidential candidate on the 2008 Republican ticket Sarah Palin addressed the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Published April 9 2010

  • DCCC attacks Hawaii Republican for signing no tax increase pledge

    Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou, a Republican, is taking on Hawaii’s Democratic machine and running for Congress in a special election. Hawaii has not sent a Republican to the U.S. Congress in twenty years, and Mr. Djou could very well break that trend this year. Democrats are already blasting Mr. Djou for signing the Americans for Tax Reform pledge. Published April 8 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: AP sources: Diplomat was to meet jailed terrorist...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Underemployment Rises to 20.3% in March, Palin on Obama nuclear strategy:'We miss Ronald Reagan'...'you lose, we win', AP sources: Diplomat was to meet jailed terrorist.  Published April 8 2010

  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference gears up 2012 prospects

    The Southern Republican Leadership Conference starts up on Thursday in New Orleans. The event, which happens every four years, in between presidential elections, will give Republican party leaders and activists a platform to address grassroots conservatives. Speakers will include: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Bobby Jindal, Michael Steele, and Sarah Palin. Ms. Palin, among others,  is being watched very closely at this forum, as political watchers speculate what her next move might be in terms of a presidential run in 2012. Published April 7 2010

  • Steele: Republicans and the tea party movement

    In this past Sunday’s Washington Post, former Vice President Dan Quayle offered a thoughtful analysis of the Tea Party movement and its followers.  He writes about the principles and motivations of their cause and why these concerned Americans are “the natural allies of the party of Reagan.”  In order to gain the Tea Party’s support, he says, what “Republicans need to do is speak to its issues” and “heed its example of a confident and unapologetic challenge to a liberal president and Congress.”  I agree with Mr. Quayle and believe the Republican Party is doing just that.  Published April 7 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Santorum has 'thought about' running for president in 2012...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Ed Koch: The trust is gone, Newt Gingrich: 'Foolish' to focus on Michael Steele, Santorum has 'thought about' running for president in 2012. Published April 7 2010

  • AUDIO: Origin of Rep. Carson's racism accusation toward health care protesters

    On March 20, Rep. Andre Carson, an Indiana Democrat, first told reporters that health care protesters outside the Capitol hurled racial slurs at fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia. Here is the audio from that interview. Published April 6 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Obama’s dangerous game continues...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama’s dangerous game continues, Chicago Cardinal George to honor Father Pfleger with lifetime achievement award, Why a town in Iowa sought to abolish Good Friday. Published April 6 2010