NewsBytes, July 6 – US Politics: Conservatives, Republican leadership candidates

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Compiled by Steve Jalsevac


Bachmann surges far ahead of Republican contenders – WorldNetDaily
Candidate races to 19-point lead over next closest GOP hopeful. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is surging far ahead of her Republican rivals in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new Zogby poll.

Rolling Stone’s holy war against Bachmann

Stephanopoulos Tries Savaging Bachmann
– Fox News

Michele Bachmann: Washington Is ‘Corrupt Paradigm,’ and I’ll Change It – Newsmax

Michele Bachmann, the GOP, and the Race Conversation
By Chidike Okeem

Questioning Michele Bachmann’s Foster Parent Claims
By Jeannie DeAngelis


Perry Breaks With a Fellow Texan: Bush – NY Times

Is Rick Perry the Best of the Worst? Steve Chapman

Perry’s entry = ‘doom to Pawlenty campaign’ – OneNewsNow


If Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee, the big winner might be Al Gore – Michelle Malkin
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.

Pro-life activist group begins dogging Romney
– Jill Stanek

Is Mitt Romney the New Nelson Rockefeller?
By Jeffrey Lord


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Calls His State’s Teachers Union ‘Political Thugs’ – ABC
“I believe the teachers in New Jersey in the main are wonderful public servants that care deeply. But their union, their union are a group of political thugs,” Christie said.

Christie’s Blind Spot
By Paul Chesser
Without a Pawlenty-like mea culpa, and after a few more years of exposing the global warming hoax, it will be D.O.A. for the undiscerning Christie as well.  He believes that humans cause global warming; that government should subsidize failed industries such as wind energy and solar energy; and that government should mandate that utilities generate a minimum percentage of the power from expensive “renewables”—He looked so promising, too.


GOP candidate: Global warming is ‘patently absurd’ – WorldNetDaily
Republican takes opposite view of Mitt Romney, who thinks mankind is responsible.
Former Congressman and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is turning up the heat on the issue of man-made global warming.

“I believe the Earth gets warmer and I also believe the Earth gets cooler, and I think history points out that it does that,” Santorum said on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show this afternoon. “The idea that man – through the production of CO2 (carbon dioxide) which is a trace gas in the atmosphere, and the man-made part of that trace gas is itself a trace gas – is somehow responsible for climate change is, I think, patently absurd.”


Sarah Palin to hateful Hollywood Stars:  “What’s your problem?” – Hollywood Reporter
The first 10 minutes of “The Undefeated” doc features entertainers using vulgar language aimed at Palin, who told THR it was the first time she’d seen most of it: “It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What’s your problem?”


Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty
– American Spectator
Unlike his likely GOP nomination rival Mitt Romney, he has no blue-state baggage on abortion or health care. Unlike Mitch Daniels, the pro-life evangelical has never called for a “truce” on social issues. And Pawlenty’s national stature has been rising ever since his name appeared below Sarah Palin’s on John McCain’s vice-presidential shortlist in 2008

Lewis argues that conservatives will scrutinize Pawlenty’s approach to environmental issues, and maintains that the governor’s 2010 energy bill—which requires Minnesota to obtain 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2025, a measure popular with environmental advocates—will be his “albatross.”

In his two terms, he appointed five judges to the Minnesota Supreme Court. They all share his pro-life convictions. Pawlenty opposes same-sex marriage and public funding of embryonic stem-cell research. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last year, he said, “God’s in charge. There are some people who say, ‘Pawlenty, don’t bring that up. It’s politically incorrect.’ Hogwash, I say!”


Pro-life tracts banned at Sacramento Tea Party event
Reeves said he asked why and was told, “Because we will not be involved in the ‘social issues. “From the P.A. system,” said Reeves, “the crowd was told: ‘We will not, must not address the “social issues.’” That is, let’s not talk about the 3,500 babies that will be killed by abortion today or any other controversial sin in our nation. We must deal with the crucial issues of our debt and move into socialism.”

GOP leadership opens door to homosexual rep
– OneNewsNow
Homosexual Republicans are celebrating what they see as a major victory for their cause. According to the Log Cabin Republicans, the Republican National Committee—which is the central arm of the Republican Party—has named the homosexual group’s executive director to the RNC’s Finance Committee.

The Need For A Militant Conservative Movement – American Thinker
It’s time for conservatives to face the truth: there is no conservative party in the United States.  There is a leftist party, and a slightly-less-leftist party.
Gays, a tiny fraction of the population, have been organized and militant.  This is true of the left in general. Leftists have a nearly religious, cult-like devotion to their cause that conservatives don’t. 

Demonic — Coulter’s Valentine to the Left
by David Horowitz
I have just finished Ann Coulter’s Demonic. I encourage you to beg, buy, borrow or steal this book. At last we have a conservative narrative that not only nails but also encompasses the Left, totalitarian bombers and liberal fellow-travelers, exposes its love of violence, its witch-hunting mentality, its rampant hypocrisy, and destructive nihilism, and puts them all in the historical perspective they require.

Republican candidates must ‘ignite’ Catholics on life and marriage, Hudson says – CNA
While Gov. Haley Barbour has told the Southern Republican Leadership Conference that primary voters should not expect a “perfect candidate” or demand “purity,” commentator Deal Hudson says Republicans must have a “pro-life and pro-marriage” nominee to attract Catholic voters.