Water Cooler Archive: February 2012


  • PICKET: Romney wins TWT/CPAC straw poll

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential Straw poll on Saturday. The Fabrizio McLaughlin poll, which was sponsored by The Washington Times showed that Senator Santorum came in a close second to Governor Romney's first place finish in the CPAC straw poll on Saturday. Governor Romney received 38 percent to Sen. Santorum's 31 percent. Published February 11 2012

  • PICKET: New PPP poll shows Santorum leading nationally

    Public Policy Polling released a new poll on Saturday showing former Senator Rick Santorum leading all Republican candidates nationally. In fact, according to the PPP poll, Mr. Santorum is holding a "wide lead" among his nearest competitor, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Published February 11 2012

  • UPDATED: Rahm Emanuel's $400,000 autograph

    Some people collect stamps. Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), collects checks from governments that try to curtail citizens’ right to bear arms. Published February 11 2012

  • PICKET: Conservative activists to share D.C. park with occupy protesters for five weeks

    Conservatives are trying out a new strategy with occupy protesters. Rather than wait for demonstrators to show up at various right of center events, the National Center for Public Policy Research decided to obtain a five week permit that allows for the group to hold events every day in the eastern third of Freedom Plaza, another DC park where occupy protesters have set up shop, from February 12 until March 15 between the hours of 11: 00 AM and 2:00 PM. Freedom Plaza is located at 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Published February 11 2012

  • GABL: Coulter talks GOP strategy 2012 at CPAC

    Ann Coulter’s remarks on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) began by noting the incompetence of the Obama administration: the trillion-dollar stimulus, current unemployment rates, and Obamacare. Published February 11 2012

  • PICKET: Conservatives blast White House from CPAC over contraception compromise

    The White House announced on Friday that rather than forcing religious employers to fund birth control, it would instead force insurance companies to offer the controversial contraception for free regardless of the type of employment. Published February 10 2012

  • GREEN: Gov. Mitt Romney "I'm only candidate who has never worked a day in Washington"

    Governor Mitt Romney hit all the right conservative notes in his address to CPAC. Published February 10 2012

  • GABL: Occupy documentary teased at CPAC

    At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Conservative web activist Andrew Breitbart and the Citizens United Productions team previewed a trailer of an Occupy Wall Street documentary that will be released in April. Amid rumors that Occupiers might attempt a CPAC infiltration, hearts skipped a beat when Breitbart and fellows paraded into the hall masquerading as occupy protesters. Published February 10 2012

  • GREEN: Senator Rand Paul asks why Obama hates rich AND poor

    In his CPAC speech Thursday, Senator Rand Paul targeted President Obama's fiscal inconsistency. I have a question ... a question for the President ... Do you hate all rich people? or just those who aren't campaign contributors? Published February 10 2012

  • GREEN: Congressman Paul Ryan "Obama presidency disappointing failure"

    Congressman Paul Ryan pulled no punches in laying out the reasons for President Obama's "failure" in leadership. “America Deserves a Choice” Published February 9 2012

  • GREEN: Obama is no foreign policy success, says Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's address to CPAC Running for President can be one series of humiliation after another but is also educational. I learned three important things in my run for the White House. First, I learned where John Wayne was born. Second, I learned what day Elvis was born. And third I learned [pause] to never forget the three things you learn. Published February 9 2012

  • GREEN: Senator McConnell criticizes President Obama's record at CPAC

    Senator McConnell kept the focus of his speech on President Obama's broken promises and record during a fiery speech at CPAC. Published February 9 2012

  • PICKET: Santorum looks for big win in Texas

    Fresh off of a three state win, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum wasted no time to get back on to the campaign trail and ingratiate himself with Texas voters. According to the Houston Chronicle. Published February 9 2012

  • PICKET: Santorum has his 'Lucas' moment

    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum won all three caucuses in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado on Tuesday night. Published February 8 2012

  • PICKET: New Poll - Santorum leading in Missouri over Romney

    The Public Policy Polling company released new information regarding a potential surge in Missouri for former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum tomorrow. Published February 6 2012

  • PICKET: What is keeping Santorum from his full campaign potential?

    A number of conservatives who find themselves frustrated that they may very well have to choose between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich are taking a second look at former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Published February 6 2012

  • PICKET: New poll shows Santorum more competitive against Obama than Gingrich

    Rasmussen has come out with new polling information showing that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is as competitive against President Barack Obama as current GOP presidential front runner former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Published February 2 2012

  • PICKET: Trump leaves would-be debate participants Rick and Newt in the cold--endorses Romney

    So much for sticking around until the very end of the Newsmax-Donald Trump debate forum. Although the Trump debate never came to be, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum were the only Republican presidential candidates willing to participate in Mr. Trump's December debate, while all of the remaining candidates at the time declined to do so, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Published February 2 2012

  • PICKET: Rep. Waters - 'No question that Mr. Corzine violated many of the rules of the game'

    Former New Jersey Senator Jon Corzine took a hit from fellow Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters of California today at a House Financial Services Committee hearing. Published February 2 2012

  • PICKET: Why Newt lost Florida

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich lost the Florida primary on Tuesday night to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The defeat was a blow to Mr. Gingrich who came in 14 points behind Mr. Romney in a distant second place in the winner take all primary state. Mr. Gingrich could not roll his momentum from South Carolina into Florida. Published February 1 2012

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