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):
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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.
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.
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
Former vice presidential candidate on the 2008 Republican ticket Sarah Palin addressed the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By appointing Robert Shireman as deputy undersecretary of education, President Obama appears to have broken a campaign promise to keep lobbyists out of his administration.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The Democrats' fake hate crime, Slicing NJ's school, Under Obama, a diminished sense of opportunity
Pajamas Media Zombie has put together a collection of photos from the March 27 tea party in Searchlight, Nevada and compared the event to a left wing protest in Los Angeles. While the Los Angeles group wandered around with anti-semitic signs, media and liberal Democrat officials only found reason to attack the Search Light group and their speaker former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.