NY Times: After Obama’s Immigration Action, a Blast of Energy for the Tea Party
The way they are organizing around the issue of immigration bears striking parallels to how the federal bailouts of financial institutions and the Affordable Care Act galvanized many of the same people in 2009 and 2010. The issues have shifted, but the common enemy has not: Mr. Obama.
“This is going to become the Obamacare for the 2016 cycle,” said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group. “You’re going to see a constant drumbeat, a constant march.
“It will be no one thing,” he added. “When you call down the thunder, sometimes it’s not pretty.”
Read more at The NY Times here.
The Hill: 2016 hopefuls heading to Iowa
A group of Republicans will head to Iowa in January for a “Freedom Summit” that could be the launching point for their bids to be the Republican presidential nominee.
The conservative group Citizens United and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the immigration hardliner who has floated himself as a potential presidential candidate in the past, are co-hosting the event in Des Moines on Jan. 24.
The summit will feature speeches from Republicans with serious presidential ambitions, like Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.), former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), and former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.
Read more at The Hill here.
The Washington Times: Steve King to host ‘Iowa Freedom Summit’ in January
Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, is hosting an event in January dubbed the “Iowa Freedom Summit,” with several possible GOP presidential contenders in 2016 scheduled to attend.
“It’ll be an event that all the nation stops and looks at,” Mr. King told The Des Moines Register. “What gets said and done, some of those things will be driving the conversation in the country.”
The event in January comes about a year out from the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses and is co-hosted by the conservative group Citizens United.
Read more at the Washington Times here.
Breitbart: King To Launch Multi-Candidate Iowa Forum
“It’ll be an event that all the nation stops and looks at,” said Iowa’s Steve King in announcing “an annual multi-candidate forum for presidential hopefuls.”
King made the announcement in a Monday telephone interview with The Des Moines Register. The move formally sets King up as a king-maker of sorts, as all roads to the GOP nomination run through Iowa.
The inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Des Moines, a full year before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The event will be co-hosted by Citizens United, “a conservative organization best known for influencing campaign finance in this country”.
Read more at Breitbart.com here.
Bloomberg: Citizens United, Steve King Calls 2016 Candidates to Iowa
The conservative advocacy group Citizens United and Representative Steve King are calling prospective 2016 presidential candidates to Iowa for an inaugural “Freedom Summit” as they seek to place their stamp on the early jockeying among Republicans.
The event was announced Tuesday and will be held in Des Moines on Jan. 24, just more than a year ahead of the tentative date for the Iowa caucuses, the first balloting in the nomination process. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, Senator Mike Lee of Utah and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina are among the confirmed speakers so far.
“Coming off our successful New Hampshire Freedom Summit last spring, the Iowa Freedom Summit will only build on that success and bring grassroots conservatives together in the Hawkeye State,” said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United, in a statement. “It will feature speakers who will talk about the importance of pro-growth economics, social conservatism, and a strong national defense.”
Read more at Bloomberg here.
Politico: Iowa’s King to host event for 2016 hopefuls in January
Iowa Rep. Steve King, the GOP lawmaker well-known for his deeply conservative position on immigration, is hosting a January summit for possible 2016 hopefuls, according to a new report from the Des Moines Register.
The event, dubbed the Iowa Freedom Summit, is slated for Jan. 24 in Des Moines, and three likely Republican presidential hopefuls — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — are confirmed as attending, the report said.
King has invited all of the Republicans weighing a 2016 run, according to the report.
Read more at Politico here.
Des Moines Register: King aims to extend footprint as kingmaker
Iowa's Steve King is expanding his footprint as a presidential kingmaker.
The conservative congressman with the fitting last name is launching his own annual multicandidate forum for presidential hopefuls.
"It'll be an event that all the nation stops and looks at," King told The Des Moines Register in a telephone interview Monday. "What gets said and done, some of those things will be driving the conversation in the country."
Read more at The Des Moines Register here.
ConservativeHQ: All Republicans Ran and Won as Born-Again Conservatives
This election was a rejection by the voters of both the Chamber of Commerce and Obama’s failed agenda. Every Republican candidate ran as a born-again conservative, and campaigned in opposition to Obama’s big-government policies.
Once again, we see that when Republicans present a conservative alternative to the Democrats’ big-government policies, the voters reward them with a massive victory – just as they did in Reagan’s 1980 and 1984 Presidential victories, Gingrich’s 1994 Contract with America, and the Tea Party victories in 2010.
However, when Republicans present a “can’t we all get along, let’s compromise with Democrats and grow government” face to the voters, they suffer big losses as they did in 2006, 2008 and 2012.
Read more at ConseravtiveHQ here.
American Spectator: Conservative Leaders Challenge GOP Congress
The American people spoke loud and clear: stop Obama. Period. What they delivered Tuesday night was an unmitigated defeat for liberalism. They want Obamacare repealed, the economy unchained, and amnesty opposed. Among other things.
Yet with planted news stories from GOP establishment operatives in both the Washington Post and the New York Times the idea was being spread that this overwhelming rejection of liberals was in fact a victory for the very ruling class mindset that was explicitly campaigned against by all those Republican winners.
If there’s any doubt about what was being promised on the campaign trail, the Conservative Action Project — a group of forty prominent conservative leaders headed by former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese III and former Indiana Congressman David McIntosh — has documented it in detail. In a pointed statement issued yesterday, the group reports:
Read more at Spectator.org here.
Breitbart: Michelle Malkin, David Bossie Battles Liberals With 'Rocky Mountain Heist'
DENVER--Citizens United President David Bossie introduced a documentary detailing Colorado's shift to the left to a full house Wednesday night in Colorado.
The fact that the movie could be seen in the first place took legal muscle, cash and a willingness to battle the Democratic machine, Bossie says.
Read more at Breitbart.com here.