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  • Legendary artist Billy Joel dedicates song to Donald Trump at NYC concert, and it gets his attention

    05/29/2016 5:22:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Legendary artist Billy Joel gave a nod to Donald Trump at his Madison Square Garden concert in New York on Friday, TIME magazine reported. Joel dedicated his song “The Entertainer” to the presumptive Republican nominee, as he has reportedly done at previous concerts in recent months. Haters were quick to speculate that he was mocking Trump, and Joel did little to clear that up in his email statement to TIME on Saturday. “I’m in the entertainment business. Donald Trump’s campaign has been very entertaining,” Joel told TIME. “Aside from that, who cares about the political opinions of a piano player?”
  • Todd to Hillary: This IG report contradicts your previous statements, doesn’t it?

    05/27/2016 8:07:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton spent yesterday doing damage control after the release of the Inspector General report on her use of a secret e-mail server exposed her continuous stream of lies over the last 15 months on the topic. As part of that effort, Hillary called into Meet the Press Daily, where Chuck Todd took a skeptical view of the spin coming from Team Hillary, as Leah Barkoukis notes at Townhall. Todd zeroed in on one statement from the IG report in which Hillary refused to use an official State Department e-mail. Until yesterday, Hillary claimed she wanted one system for “convenience,”...
  • IT’S COME TO THIS: #ManEnoughForHillary [ed]

    05/26/2016 7:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Instapundit ^ | May 26, 2016 | Glenn Reynolds
    IT’S COME TO THIS: Of course — this being Hillary “reset” Clinton — there’s a problem:
  • Brad Thor and Glenn Beck Advocate Assassination of Trump

    05/26/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    Dangerandplay.com ^ | 5-25-2016 | MIKE CERNOVICH
    Today on Glenn Beck’s show, author Brad Thor advocated the assassination of Donald Trump: "I am about to suggest something very bad…. With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that? … I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office, because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”...
  • Bill Clinton Gets Into 30-Minute Debate With A 24-Year-Old Bernie Fan

    05/26/2016 3:27:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    buzz feed ^ | 5/25/16 | Ruby Cramer
    Five different times, aides tried to drag him away from the booth where Josh Brody, a 24-year-old supporter of Bernie Sanders, was holding forth about all that had gone wrong in the 1990s: welfare, NAFTA, Wall Street. “Other people are waiting,” one staffer said, stepping forward. “I think we’re gonna agree to disagree here, guys,” he tried again. “All right, Mr. President. These folks are waiting,” a second aide said. But for more than 30 minutes, Bill Clinton stayed to argue every point, turning a routine retail stop at Tia Sophia’s, a Mexican restaurant here in Santa Fe, into a...
  • China provides Rs 136 bn loan for Pak nuclear plants

    02/22/2013 5:57:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Islamabad - China has provided a loan of Rs 136 billion for two nuclear power plants that Pakistan expects to commission by 2016, the state-run media reported today. The power plants of 340MW each are being built with Chinese assistance at the Chashma nuclear complex in Punjab province. The "construction of these power plants became possible after a long-standing agreement", official sources were quoted as saying by APP news agency. The total cost of the two plants is Rs 190 billion and they will be partially funded by a Chinese loan of Rs 136 billion, the sources said. The Pakistan...
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • Trump Victory Odds Soar As The Hillary Clinton 'Death Cross' Strikes

    05/22/2016 12:39:58 PM PDT · by ak267 · 67 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5-22-2016 | Tyler Durden
    ABC, Fox News, and Rasmussen now have polls suggesting Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton nationally and for the first time during this campaign RealClearPolitics 'tracker' has Trump with a 0.2pt lead - the unofficial "death cross" of Clinton's campaign as Wayne Allyn Root right remarks "Hillary is sinking faster than the Titanic." Voters are putting their money where their polls are too as bookies odds of a Hillary victory in November are tumbling. Hillary's lead has gone as the blue line "death cross"-es below Trump's rising red line...
  • Begrudging WaPo poll: Trump 46%, Clinton 44%

    05/22/2016 7:57:42 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/22/2016 | Paul Bedard
    It is the first time Trump has vaulted over Clinton in the poll and shows the advancement of the New York businessman over the past six months.
  • 'Wrong!': Donald Trump accuses 'Crooked Hillary' of lying in furious tweet after she [tr] [BLM]

    05/22/2016 4:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    The war of words between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued early Sunday morning, as he hit back at her claim that he wanted to allow guns in classrooms. Clinton made the remarks Saturday night, at a Florida fund-raiser for Circle of Mothers, an organization that aims to 'empower women to transform communities'. '(Trump says) on his first day in office, he’d mandate that every school in America allow guns in their classrooms,' Clinton claimed, according to the NY Daily News. 'That idea isn’t just way out there. It’s dangerous.'
  • Bernin’ Bridges – Senator Bernie Sanders Endorses Wasserman-Shultz Primary Opponent… (video)

    05/21/2016 1:39:47 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sundance
    It looks like we might want to pay attention to provocateur Jake Tapper and State of the Union tomorrow as he interviews Bernie Sanders. In a recently released snippet from the interview Bernie goes full wolverine on the DNC and specifically DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. When Tapper thought he would corner Sanders about an openly pro-Sanders Schultz primary opponent, Senator Sanders didn’t flinch and said he fully supports her challenger. However, Bernie didn’t stop there. He said if he wins the nomination Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will be removed from the DNC.
  • Gowdy endorses Trump

    05/21/2016 7:36:49 AM PDT · by GilGil · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/20/2016 | Julian Hattem
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday endorsed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump . “I endorse Donald Trump,” Gowdy told MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily.” “I was a [Marco] Rubio guy, and if Marco had won I would have expected the [Ted] Cruz supporters and the [John] Kasich supports and the Trump supporters to support my guy,” he added. “My guy lost. When the jury speaks, I’m going to support the jury.” Gowdy had previously said he will support the eventual GOP nominee, but had declined to specifically throw his support behind Trump. Asked about his attitude toward Trump, Gowdy...
  • Tweet Quotes Trump Endorsing Equal Pay for Women Who "Do As Good a Job" As Men

    05/21/2016 7:21:42 AM PDT · by GilGil · 30 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | 5/16/2016 | Charlotte Allen
    In a typically maverick move, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has hired Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton to manage his campaign ads. Trump’ hire of his leading opponent might seem quixotic—but since Clinton’s strongest voting bloc is unmarried women working outside the home—it looks like an obvious attempt by The Donald to snare some of that vote for himself. And sure enough, Clinton has already tweeted this brilliant pro-Trump pitch (preserved on a screenshot by Dilbert creator Scott Adams) that emphasizes Trump’s commitment to an important feminist issue: equal pay for equal work. The tweet says, ‘“You’re gonna make the...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Bill Clinton's 'Energizer mistress' is seen for first time since revelation his foundation [tr]

    05/20/2016 11:28:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ben Ashford
    The society blonde whose company benefited from a controversial $2million pledge from Bill Clinton's charity emerged from hiding today. Julie Tauber McMahon has spent the past week holed up inside her $3 million mansion amid rampant speculation that she is the woman dubbed the 'Energizer' by Secret Service agents because of her frequent trysts with the former president. The wealthy divorcee, 56, finally stepped outside this morning for the first time, showing off her toned figure in a white t-shirt and blue tennis skirt. McMahon, a neighbor and 'family friend' of the Clintons, stooped to pick up a handful of...
  • Make Yourself Great Again!A group of millennial bros find salvation in ... Trump.

    05/20/2016 7:29:41 AM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/19/2016 | Ben Wofford
    On a morning in March, a 30-year-old computer technician named Nathan was tapping at the keyboard in his Pittsburgh home when he had a breakthrough with his support group. He wasn’t in rehab. And this wasn’t exactly AA. Nathan told me that for years, he’s fought alcoholism and an addiction to crystal meth, without much success—until he discovered the online self-help network that changed his life, a Donald Trump-themed discussion forum on the website Reddit. It was there that, two months ago, after weeks of reading messages of self-improvement and positive visualization, Nathan declared he had been saved, pecking out...
  • Trump fires back at Clinton over Muslim ban: 'Ask Hillary who blew up the plane last night'

    05/19/2016 8:35:25 PM PDT · by GilGil · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/2016 | By Caitlin Yilek
    Donald Trump is firing back at Hillary Clinton for saying his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. promotes terrorism. “The fact that Hillary thinks the temporary Muslim ban, which she calls the ‘Muslim ban’, promotes terrorism, proves Bernie Sanders was correct when he said she is not qualified to be President,” the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign said in a statement on Thursday. Clinton was critical of Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the country in an interview with CNN. “When you run for president of the United States, the entire world is listening and watching,” she...
  • 5 very smart things Donald Trump has done since becoming the presumptive GOP nominee

    05/19/2016 8:28:28 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump effectively locked up the Republican presidential nomination on the night of May 3 when he won a sweeping victory in the Indiana primary. Ted Cruz ended his campaign that night. John Kasich followed suit the next day. It's been 16 days since that night. And Trump, the least orthodox presidential nominee in modern political history, has made a number of very smart moves to coalesce the GOP behind him while also setting the terms of the general election fight to come against Hillary Clinton.
  • Clinton: “There is no way I will not be the nominee” – As Senate Leadership Plot To Destroy Sanders…

    05/19/2016 4:18:34 PM PDT · by GilGil · 56 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/19/2016 | Sundance
    Against the backdrop of increasingly transparent collapse in support for candidate Hillary Clinton, the machine quickly organized her water-carrying media team to coordinate a media strategy more favorable to her anointment. She will NOT be denied ! ... “I will be the nominee for my party, Chris. That is already done in effect. There is no way I won’t be,” the former first lady told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Clinton called her delegate lead over rival Bernie Sanders “insurmountable” and said she expects him to unite behind her and rally his supporters to take on Donald Trump once she clinches the...
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Evaluating the Political Chess Board ( Trump vs. Clinton)

    05/19/2016 8:54:50 AM PDT · by GilGil · 30 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Scott Adams
    Trump has pulled ahead of Clinton nationally in both the new FOX poll and the Rasmussen Poll. And Trump passed Clinton in favorability according to the newest national poll on that topic. The Megyn Kelly interview (including the hyping of it ahead of time) marked Trump’s third-act turn. By the way, Anderson Cooper of CNN said last night that CNN finds the FOX polling to be reliable and transparent, in case you wondered. Meanwhile, Clinton is losing one primary after another to a dehydrated dandelion in her own party. That doesn’t bode well for the coming cage fight with Godzilla.
  • 1968 Democratic Convention (riots) part 3

    05/18/2016 3:52:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/1/2011 | Mitch19872
    1968 democratic convention
  • Jeb Bush slams Trump’s taco tweet

    05/17/2016 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 17, 2016 | John Sexton
    Remember when Trump posted a special message of love for Hispanics (and taco bowls) on Cinco de Mayo? Here it is: Former candidate Jeb Bush was put off by that message. Huffington Post noticed an interview Bush gave to a Dutch newspaper in which he enumerated the problems with Trump’s attempt at outreach:
  • Can Hillary Clinton, Goldwater Girl, Win Over Republicans?

    05/17/2016 6:08:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Emma Roller
    “How did a nice Republican girl from Park Ridge go wrong?” That was the question Hillary Clinton posed in March 1992, when she visited her old high school in suburban Park Ridge, Ill., with her husband, who was then running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mrs. Clinton made her first forays into politics as a teenager in Park Ridge, as an ardent supporter of Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, the ultraconservative Republican nominee for president in 1964.
  • Florida Senate GOP Candidate Calls Obama An ‘Animal’

    05/16/2016 2:09:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    huffington puffington ^ | 5/15/16 | Igor Bobic
    Carlos Beruff, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Florida, repeatedly referred to President Barack Obama as an “animal” at a county GOP meeting on Thursday. Addressing party faithful at a St. John’s County GOP gathering, Beruff accused Obama of destroying America and its military. “Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, OK — seven and a half years, has surgically and with thought and very smart, intelligent manner, destroyed this country and dismantled the military under not one, not two, but three secretary of defenses,” he said. “And they’ve...
  • "Divisive, Stupid & Wrong" Trump Slams Cameron, "Doesn't Care" About London's Muslim Mayor

    05/16/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by GilGil · 56 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 5/16/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In response to Cameron calling Trump's suggestions that Muslims should be barred from the US "divisive, stupid, and wrong", Trump warned that maybe the two just wouldn't get along then. "Well number one I'm not stupid ok, I can tell you that right now. Just the opposite. Number two in terms of divisive, I don't think I'm a divisive person, I'm a unifier. Unlike our president now I'm a unifier... It looks like we're not going to have a good relationship. Who knows, I hope to have a good relationship with him but it sounds like he's not willing to...
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private [Ignores Bill Clinton's Behavior]

    05/15/2016 6:14:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/14/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO and MEGAN TWOHEY
    Donald J. Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes. ..."He asked me if I had a swimsuit with me. I said no. I hadn’t intended to swim. He took me into a room and opened drawers and asked me to put on a swimsuit." ....Donald Trump and women: The words evoke a familiar cascade of casual insults, hurled from the safe distance of a Twitter account, a radio show or a campaign podium. This is the public treatment of some women by Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president:...
  • Interview: A View from Monaco on "Refugees," Brexit, and U.S. Elections [radio]

    05/14/2016 9:10:16 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | May 14, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Join us as we interview Hugh from the Principality of Monaco, a long-time friend of a member of our panel. Hugh will offer his insights into the Muslim (so-called) “refugee” crisis in Monaco, France, and greater Europe. Also up for discussion is the upcoming “Brexit” vote, and the implications that could have for the Continent, which relies on the Schengen agreement economically. Finally, Hugh will offer a European view of the U.S. Presidential election. Topics of Discussion: - Brazil’s President Impeached - WaPo’s Investigative War on Trump - Erdogan delcared Sultan and Caliph! - Muslim “Refugees” Occupying Europe - The...
  • The Republican Resistance to Trump—and the Rise of Republicans for Clinton

    05/13/2016 4:56:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 12, 2016 | John Avalon
    For Republicans, the primary may be over but this is still a time for choosing. On Thursday, Donald Trump trotted up to Capital Hill to meet with Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership to try to assure them that he is not an electoral neutron bomb. Mutual hatred toward Hillary seems to be the closest the party can get to unity right now.
  • Mexico fights back against 'The Clown' [All the right enemies: Big Biz & Foreign gov't]

    05/13/2016 1:29:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    politico ^ | 5/13/16 | NAHAL TOOSI
    Donald Trump has spent his entire presidential campaign warning against the dangers of Mexican immigrants stealing American jobs, raping women and hauling drugs across the border. Now, Mexico is fighting back. Mexican officials are pursuing a counteroffensive to Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, reaching out to U.S. business leaders, looking at ways to better use social media, and even encouraging qualified Mexicans to get U.S. citizenship. But they’re also trying to stay sensitive about taking more high-profile steps, such as running TV ads in an already overheated presidential race that promote Mexico as a friendly, vibrant neighbor and not a cesspool of...
  • Humans Are Lousy at Predicting Rare Events. Exhibit A: Donald Trump.

    05/13/2016 6:14:54 AM PDT · by GilGil · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Neil Irwin
    Last summer, the great mass of the American political punditocracy scoffed at the possibility that Donald Trump would win a single state in the Republican race. Now he’s all but certain to win the party’s presidential nomination. Also last summer, British bookmakers took bets at 5,000-to-1 odds that Leicester City, a historically weak English soccer team, would win the Premier League. The team has won, and it has reportedly cost the bookmakers 25 million pounds, or $36 million, the biggest loss on a single sports event in British gambling history. Anyone can simply be unlucky. But there are systematic biases...
  • Here’s Why Clinton Will Lose the Election to Donald Trump

    05/12/2016 7:38:46 AM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Liz Peek
    Here’s how Hillary Clinton plans to beat Donald Trump: She will replay the very successful 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. That is, she will scare the bejeezus out of Americans by describing Trump as a “loose cannon,” someone who cannot be trusted with America’s nuclear arsenal. At the same time, she will convince Republicans, alarmed at the prospect of a Goldwater-scale defeat, that backing her is the sensible choice. Her surrogates in the media are already spreading this narrative, which may prove as empty as Clinton’s record as secretary of state. Goldwater was the conservative presidential candidate who went down...
  • Mary Matalin: ‘I’m Not Going To Vote Just To Stop Hillary’

    05/10/2016 5:47:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newsmax TV’s”The Steve Malzberg Show,” Republican political consultant Mary Matalin said she needs some conservative reassurances from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before she commits to voting for him, arguing she wasn’t just going to vote for Trump to stop Hillary.
  • Trump Comes Out Swinging

    05/10/2016 4:19:08 PM PDT · by GilGil · 63 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5/10/2016 | James Taranto
    One of the few things Hillary Clinton has going for her is that she’s inevitable. But for how long? She will win the Democratic presidential nomination barring the unlikely event that we still live in a country governed by the rule of law. But will she inevitably win in November? We’ve long said no, and at last there’s a poll to back us up.
  • Trump Paralyzed Hillary’s Campaign

    05/10/2016 3:33:09 PM PDT · by GilGil · 100 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5/10/2016 | Noah Rothman
    Campaigns and candidates matter. Clinton cannot simply coast into the Oval Office. She’ll have to work for it, and it’s not clear that she knows precisely how that is done. For the moment, like the Republicans who tried and failed before her, Clinton and her campaign staffers seem utterly perplexed by the Trump phenomenon.
  • Heidi Cruz Likens Husband's Campaign to Efforts to End Slavery

    05/10/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Drawing a parallel between the long-term efforts of her husband's supporters and the fight to end slavery, Heidi Cruz said Tuesday that it took "a lot longer than four years" for the latter fight to be successful.
  • When Excess Is A Virtue [Brit Historian Read by Rush Limbaugh Today]

    05/10/2016 11:37:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/23/16 | Paul Johnson
    THE MENTAL INFECTION known as “political correctness” is one of the most dangerous intellectual afflictions ever to attack mankind... ....it’s good news that Donald Trump is doing so well in the American political primaries. He is vulgar, abusive, nasty, rude, boorish and outrageous. He is also saying what he thinks and, more important, teaching Americans how to think for themselves again. No one could be a bigger contrast to the spineless, pusillanimous and underdeserving Barack Obama, who has never done a thing for himself and is entirely the creation of reverse discrimination. Under Obama the U.S.–by far the richest and...
  • Donald Trump supporters, opponents clash on UW campus

    05/10/2016 11:19:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Q13 Fox TV ^ | 5/9/16
    At a pro-Donald Trump rally at the University of Washington, some anti-Trump opponents also showed up. On the university’s Red Square, Trump supporters built a makeshift red brick wall, a symbolic rendition of Trump’s proposed wall to enforce the nation’s immigration policy on the southern border with Mexico. At the same time, Trump opponents surrounded it with a 30-foot banner that said, “No tolerance for walls or hate.”
  • Hillary: The Conservative Hope [#NeverTrump]

    05/10/2016 11:01:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bret Stephens
    The best hope for what’s left of a serious conservative movement in America is the election in November of a Democratic president, held in check by a Republican Congress. Conservatives can survive liberal administrations, especially those whose predictable failures lead to healthy restorations—think Carter, then Reagan. What isn’t survivable is a Republican president who is part Know Nothing, part Smoot-Hawley and part John Birch. The stain of a Trump administration would cripple the conservative cause for a generation.
  • Trump's empty administration [GOPe Strikes Back]

    05/10/2016 10:43:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | May 9, 2016 | Darren Samuelsohn and Men White
    Top Republican political leaders aren’t the only ones shunning their party’s presidential nominee — a vast number of highly skilled managers and policy experts, veterans of recent GOP administrations who would normally be expected to fill key positions for a new White House, are also vowing to sit out a Donald Trump presidency. And while the failure of the two Presidents Bush or House Speaker Paul Ryan to endorse the presumptive nominee carries political consequences, the absence of policy veterans in a new administration would have a substantive effect on the running of government.ok
  • Donald Trump: 'Russell Moore is Truly a Terrible Representative of Evangelicals'--Really?

    05/10/2016 7:30:51 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 136 replies
    CP Politics ^ | May 9, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump believes that leading Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore is a "truly a terrible representative" of Evangelicalism. The Manhattan billionaire businessman-turned-politician, who frequently takes to Twitter to attack the character of his critics and opponents, lashed out at the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission with a sharply worded tweet Monday morning. "@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!" Trump tweeted at 5:05 a.m. EST Monday morning. Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-russell-moore-is-truly-a-terrible-representative-of-evangelicals-163596/#8z7IBK3EGz8hrlOJ.99
  • Lawsuit accuses Flint mayor of trying to redirect water crisis donors to campaign fund

    05/10/2016 6:05:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Peter Cooney
    (Reuters) - A former administrator in Flint, Michigan, charged in a federal lawsuit on Monday that she was fired for seeking a probe into allegations the mayor tried to redirect donations to her personal campaign fund from a charity meant to help families hurt by the city's water crisis. The wrongful termination lawsuit filed in federal court in Detroit said former City Administrator Natasha Henderson was fired in violation of whistle-blower and free-speech protections under Michigan law and the U.S. Constitution. An attorney retained by the city of Flint on the matter did not immediately respond to a request for...
  • ‘There’s nobody left’: Evangelicals feel abandoned by GOP after Trump’s ascent

    05/09/2016 12:09:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    Pastor Gary Fuller planned a Sunday service focused on involving Christians in the political process and featuring a speech by the pastor father of Sen. Ted Cruz. But after a week in which Cruz abruptly dropped out of the race, his father scrapped his appearance here and Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s standard-bearer, a dismayed Fuller kept the political portion short.
  • Jeb Bush broke his pledge to support the Republican nominee

    05/07/2016 11:42:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    In a Facebook post, Bush announced that he could not in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, saying Trump has not demonstrated the “temperament or strength of character” needed to lead the United States. In doing so, Bush became the latest member of his family to publicly refuse to back the real estate magnate. He also is the second former presidential candidate, along with Lindsey Graham, to break the pledge all the candidates made,
  • Protester confronts Hillary on rope line: ‘You’re a murderer!’ [Video]

    05/07/2016 10:48:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 5/7/16 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton received a brutal reception from Latinos in Los Angeles on Thursday. In addition to being driven from the overflow stage after speaking less than one minute, Clinton was confronted by a man holding a banner along the rope line of the rally inside.
  • Neither Clinton Nor Trump [#NeverTrump]

    05/06/2016 11:51:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2016 | William Kristol
    I have always voted for the Republican presidential candidate. From Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to Ronald Reagan (twice) and George H. W. Bush (twice) and Bob Dole, from George W. Bush (twice) to John McCain and Mitt Romney—I've checked the box next to those eight names on all 11 occasions I've had the chance. About half the time, I've voted for someone else in the primary. But even in those cases I never hesitated before supporting the Republican nominee in the general election.
  • [Lindsey] Graham: I won't vote for Trump [ed]

    05/06/2016 10:59:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Friday said he would not vote for Donald Trump. Graham, who was slated to appear on CNN at 2 p.m. to discuss his decision, is the highest GOP office holder so far to rule out voting for Trump.
  • 'Dismayed' Romney says he doesn't intend to back Trump, worried about 'demagoguery and populism'

    05/06/2016 6:05:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Philip Klein
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said at a dinner in Washington on Thursday night that he had no intention of supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and said he was "dismayed" by what he saw as a drift toward "demagoguery and populism" in both parties.