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Water Cooler Archive: January 2011


  • RNC leadership elects Reince Priebus; Young Republicans ecstatic

    Former Wisconsin Republican Chairman Reince Priebus emerged as the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday. Published January 15 2011

  • Steele drops out of RNC Chairman's race-backs NY'er Maria Cino

    RNC Chairman Michael Steele dropped out of the Chairman's election race on Friday and released his supporters to vote for New York GOP'er Maria CINO. Published January 14 2011

  • RNC Chairman election 2011: Round 3 voting counted.

    Delegates at the Republican National Convention have voted in the first three rounds for candidates who are running for the Chair of the RNC. Here is the latest tally. Published January 14 2011

  • Steele seemingly unsure about victory

    I caught up with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele prior the RNC meeting this morning and asked about general talk that he does not have much of a chance to retain his leadership position today when elections happen for the chair position he is running for again. His answers did not seem like a candidate who was confident that he would be leading the RNC after today's election Maryland. Published January 14 2011

  • Does Steele really think he can win?

    The Republican National Committee will elect their Chairman at the Gaylord Hotel in Maryland on Friday. Pre-buzz around the election for chair are questions as to why incumbent Michael Steele is remaining in the race given weak support among voting delegates. Published January 14 2011

  • Liberals continue to play armchair psychiatrists

    Regardless of the mounting evidence that the alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner was not inspired by talk-radio or "right wing rhetoric" to go to a Tucson shopping center and shoot at both private citizens, a federal judge, and Democratic Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, liberals continue to spread the myth that conservatives are the cause of violence. Published January 13 2011

  • Lawful gun owners become the target yet again

    As a result of last weekend’s massacre in Tucson that left Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life and six people murdered, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have already proposed further gun control legislation. While it was unsurprising that gun control advocate Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, was one of the first to propose such legislation, fellow New Yorker Rep. Peter King, a Republican, has proposed a bill that would make it unlawful to carry a legal firearm within 1000 feet of a member of Congress. Congresswoman Giffords herself is a gun owner herself. She, in fact, told The New York Times in a 2010 interview, she is the proud owner of the now vilified and very popular Glock model caliber weapon that Mr. Loughner used last Saturday. “I have a Glock 9 millimeter, and I’m a pretty good shot,” she said. Other than revolvers, the Glock is actually pretty popular among females, particularly instructors, who shoot firearms. Ms. Giffords represents the rising demographic of women, including myself, who have shot the well-favored Glock. Published January 13 2011

  • Dupnik's own daughter faced drug charges, but did he find her help?

    Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has managed to place himself in the media spotlight by blaming the political and media climate as the reason for last weekend's Tucson's massacre. In fact, the Pima County Sheriff went as far as to blame talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for the tragic shooting that took the lives of six and wounded 14. However, if Sheriff Dupnik is willing to use this line of logic, is he then willing to take responsibility for the fact that his own adult daughter was arrested on drug charges in his own county? Published January 12 2011

  • Ariz. lawmakers pass bill banning funeral picketing

    As a result of Westboro Baptist Church members who plan to picket the funeral of Christina Taylor Green, a nine-year old girl who was gunned down on Saturday among other victims, Arizona lawmakers approved emergency legislation that would ban protests at funerals in Arizona reports the Tucson Sentinel. Published January 11 2011

  • Cain team 'debating' 2012 announcement for next week

    Herman Cain has long made it clear he has his eyes set on the presidency and according to an inside source, Mr. Cain may announce at the CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)Dinner in New York City next Monday his intention to run for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States in 2012. Published January 10 2011

  • Mentally ill hidden by liberal 'good intentions', revealed by public tragedy

    Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman who critically wounded among others Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six, including: Gifford’s aide, a federal judge, and a nine-year old girl has been described as a mentally ill individual who is a drug user. Despite the fact that Mr. Loughner’s community college suspected he had mental illness issues, he was able to purchase a 9 mm weapon. Many wonder why someone like Jared Loughner’s mental illness information did not appear in the FBI background check the store used at the time Mr. Loughner purchased his weapon. Published January 10 2011

  • Obama's first call for national moment of silence in first term

    As a result of a deranged gunman’s deadly shooting that critically wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, and killed six others including: her aide, a federal judge, and a nine-year old girl in Tucson, President Barack Obama called for and led a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on Monday. Published January 10 2011

  • Liberals blast Palin and 'rhetoric' following AZ shooting

    Did liberals like Congressman Raul Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, Markos, Moulitsas, and Andrew Sullivan speak too soon for the sake of hoping that the Tucson shooter could have had a tea party or a right of center affiliation? From all of their statements today, both said and written, it sure seems like it. Published January 8 2011

  • Identified AZ shooter You Tube video gives further clues

    Jared Lee Loughner has been identified by police as the individual who allegedly shot 18 individuals including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat. At least six persons died from their wounds. A person with Mr. Loughner's name has a video posted above on You Tube. Published January 8 2011

  • Report: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition after being shot

    UPDATE 2: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is reportedly in critical condition after being shot according to hospital representatives. At least 12 are wounded and 5 individuals have died in the shooting attack that took place at a local Safeway in Tuscon, Arizona on Saturday. Published January 8 2011

  • Birthright citizenship likely to be re-examined in near future

    A bipartisan reading of the Constitution on the House floor on Thursday made a number of lawmakers reflect on their own hopes for the future of the new Congress. Congressman Phil Gingrey, Georgia Republican, spoke to reporters about the reading and what he hopes will come out of the re-examination of the 14th amendment. Published January 7 2011

  • New GOP lawmakers have day in the sun and prep for future battles

    Republicans had their big day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as they moved into the majority on the House side and elevated their numbers in the Senate. Of the 94 freshman lawmakers in the 112th Congress, 85 Republicans joined their Party in Washington to help hand the House gavel over to now Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican. Published January 5 2011

  • New GOP House majority comes out swinging

    The 112th Congress convenes on Wednesday afternoon with many fresh faces from the Republican Party ready to answer many pieces of Democratic legislation long criticized by both GOP and conservative activists alike. Published January 4 2011

  • NY GOP Chair: Steele doesn't practice what he preaches

    Americans for Tax Reform and the Daily Caller hosted the first Republican National Committee Chairman candidates debate at the National Press Club on Monday afternoon. RNC Chairman Michael Steele defended his time at the helm of the GOP organization. Published January 3 2011