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  • Former Harry Reid aide takes parting shot at Valerie Jarrett

    01/15/2017 11:36:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 100 replies ^ | 1/12/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    This is just freaking embarrassing- but then again no one could ever figure out what Valerie jarret did besides demand a ss agent and a car— jim manley (@jamespmanley) January 12, 2017 A former top aide to Harry Reid took a parting shot at fellow Democrat and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett on Thursday, questioning exactly what she has been doing for the last eight years. James Manley, a former spokesman to the former Democratic Senate leader from Nevada, tweeted that the public and those in Congress still don't understand what Jarrett contributed to the Obama administration during...
  • The Blessed Return of the Alpha Male

    01/15/2017 8:52:28 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/15/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Thank heaven for the return of the Alpha Male. What a relief! I'm so sick and tired of the feminization of our country that I must take a moment here to tell you of my thoughts. Watching President Elect Donald Trump in calm, non-shouting modulation handle the very hot mess of his first news conference made me wonder how the women I've known over the years, myself included, would have handled that wood chopper. He knew beforehand he would be in for it and he did his homework. He had his background preps well reviewed, had his support documentation (incidentally...
  • Democrats Confront F.B.I. Chief at Closed-Door Intelligence Briefing (NY Slimes alert!)

    01/13/2017 6:52:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2017-01-13 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON — America’s intelligence chiefs sat down with members of Congress behind closed doors on Friday for what they thought would be a straightforward briefing on Russian cyberattacks. What ensued instead was a confrontation Democrats have long sought with James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Why, the House Democrats demanded to know, did Mr. Comey believe it was O.K. to make repeated disclosures during the campaign about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails but to this day refuse to say if the F.B.I. is investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia? His answers did...
  • Ukrainian Efforts to Sabotage Trump Backfire

    01/11/2017 7:40:06 AM PST · by Trumpisourlastchance · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/11/17 | Kenneth P. Vogel and David Stern
    Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country. Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
  • White House Addresses Obama's Record Democratic Losses

    01/08/2017 2:48:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 1/7/17 | John Gizzi
    Despite a record loss of offices for the Democratic Party during his eight-year presidency, Barack Obama believes that the problem is not the party’s values or policy prescriptions but the inability to “make the argument.” That’s what his top spokesman told Newsmax Friday in response to our question about the numerous news stories pointing out that Democrats lost 1,030 offices — U.S. Senate and House seats, governorships, and state legislative offices — during the Obama presidency. Noting that several reports conclude that this is the largest loss of offices for a party while it held the White House in modern...
  • Washington Post: People voted for Trump because they miss when America was more white

    01/06/2017 3:10:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/17 | Dan Calabrese
    This again -- I think we might call that fake news They’ll never stop this. I guess it’s just a fact of life. The left-wing mainstream media are obsessed with race. The very people who point their fingers endlessly at conservatives and call us racists see a racial angle to every thought, every action and every reaction that ever happens on Earth. So no one should be surprised that the Washington Post decided to publish a story yesterday, claiming on the flimsiest of evidence, that Trump voters were motivated by nostalgia for the good old days in America, when there...
  • Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’

    01/06/2017 7:42:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/2016 | alex swoyer
    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election win. "Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?"
  • Study: CNN least trusted among likely voters

    01/04/2017 10:49:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    Just 33 percent of those who watch CNN said they trusted the information they're getting, compared to 43 percent for MSNBC. At Fox News, 50 percent said they trust the source.
  • Can the Democrats Win Back Trump Voters?

    01/03/2017 11:00:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 3, 2017 | Neil Buchanan
    As we face the new year and the realities of politics in a post-Obama world, the Democrats understandably feel the need to act as if some things are still normal. That is, even if they suspect that Donald Trump and the Republicans will soon turn the U.S. into a one-party state in all but name, the Democrats need to avoid admitting as much—to themselves or anyone else—to prevent their fears from become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This means that, in the hope of being able to win elections in the future, Democrats are trying to think through the various reasons that...
  • Spicer: Will Clinton be 'punished' for election tactics?

    01/02/2017 8:54:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 1, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    "The fact is that everyone wants to make Donald Trump admit to certain things. When are we going to start talking about the other side of this, which is: What did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election? Is she going to be punished in any way? What are we doing to make sure people are not getting the debate questions ahead of time?" Spicer said during a contentious interview on ABC.
  • 2016: It Was A Very Good Year, Despite What The Pundits Say

    12/31/2016 6:51:55 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/30/2016 | Staff
    ar in Review: We keep reading in the mainstream press how terrible 2016 was. We beg to differ. This year was a good one for many reasons. And next year will almost certainly be better. Given the headlines, you'd think the country had suffered another Great Depression, or worse. A small sampling: "Is 2016 the Worst Year in History?" "Everything That Was Terrible About 2016" "A Brief Timeline of Very Bad Years, From 2016 to 65,000,000 B.C." "The Best of 2016: Looking for Silver Linings in a Terrible Year" "The Worst Year Ever, Until Next Year" These dour assessments are...
  • 2016 Was The Year of the Deplorables

    12/31/2016 7:43:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 31, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    My father was a member of the Silent Majority and had he been alive he would’ve cast his vote for Donald J. Trump. He would’ve been one of those people Hillary Clinton called a "deplorable." I’ve lived in New York City for more than a decade now – and I’ve seen firsthand the contempt for country folks like my father – people from rural America. As I write in my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again,” I feel like a "Duck Dynasty" guy living in a "Modern Family" world – where right is wrong, wrong...
  • Slate: Trump election proved US as 'unjust, racist, sexist'

    12/30/2016 8:13:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 29, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    In the latest slap at deplorable supporters of President-elect Trump, the popular liberal news site Slate has declared that the defeat of Democratic darling Hillary Rodham Clinton revealed America to be "unjust, racist, sexist." According to a post from Associate Editor L.V. Anderson, the evil side of America won out in the election and stalled the progressive path under President Obama.
  • George Soros: Trump Is a 'Con Artist and Would-be Dictator'

    12/29/2016 1:32:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 29, 2016 | F McGuire
    Soros, a major Democratic donor and Hillary Clinton supporter, contended that global income inequality and a failure to redistribute wealth led to a revolt against the established political system. But he said that those trends will help to energize leaders who have consolidated power, like Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I am confident that democracy will prove resilient in the U.S. Its Constitution and institutions, including the fourth estate, are strong enough to resist the excesses of the executive branch, thus preventing a would-be dictator from becoming an actual one,” Soros wrote.
  • U.S. Punishes Russia for Election Hacking, Ejecting Operatives (Whining loser Democrats)

    12/29/2016 11:45:45 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 30, 2016 | David Sanger
    The Obama administration struck back at Russia... for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services, including four top officers of the military intelligence unit the White House believes ordered the attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations. In a sweeping set of announcements, the United States was also expected to release evidence linking the cyberattacks to computer systems used by Russian intelligence. Taken together, the actions would amount to the strongest American response ever taken to a state-sponsored cyberattack...
  • Democrats Have a Religion Problem

    12/29/2016 11:31:54 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 29, 2016 | Emma Green
    There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party. The former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith-outreach efforts is a theologically conservative evangelical Christian. He is opposed to both abortion and same-sex marriage, although he would argue that those are primarily theological positions, and other issues, including poverty and immigration, are also important to his faith. During his time working for Obama, Wear was often alone in many of his views, he writes in his new book, Reclaiming Hope. He helped with faith-outreach strategies for Obama’s 2008 campaign, but was surprised when some state-level officials decided not to...
  • Obama under pressure to prove Russian interference in election

    12/29/2016 7:29:35 AM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/29/16 | Katie Bo Williams
    The Obama administration is under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office. The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to “interfere” in the U.S. election.   Nor has it corroborated subsequent leaks from anonymous officials contending that the CIA believes the campaign was an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.   President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to produce a complete review of its findings before Trump takes office on Jan....
  • California Rep Maxine Waters Identifies Democrats' Problem: 'Way Too Nice' for Our Own Good

    12/29/2016 8:52:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/28/16 | Mike Miller
    Just when you think the left has advanced every idiotic claim, made every nonsensical statement and proposed every frightening agenda item to further damage the United States, along comes the incomparable Maxine Waters to again prove that DC is home to more delusional, self-infatuated assholes than any other city on earth. Editor The following article was posted in the Independent Journal Review. By Mike Miller As Democrats continue to wrestle not only with Hillary Clinton's loss, but also the loss of more than 1,000 seats from state legislatures, governors' offices, and the U.S. Congress over the last eight years, Rep....
  • Defeated Democrats' new attack line: The Electoral College is racist

    12/29/2016 8:52:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/28/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Democrats still mourning the outcome of last month's election have added a new step to their grieving process: leveling charges of racism against those who support the constitutional method of electing the president. In keeping with the process stipulated in the 12th Amendment, 538 electors representing all 50 states gathered on Monday to cast their ballots for the 45th president. The result – that Donald Trump will officially enter the Oval Office on Jan. 20 – was affirmed by the Electoral College, an institution the Left is now casting as racist and anti-Democratic. Mere hours after Trump topped the 270...
  • Graham: Entire Senate disagrees with Trump on Russia hacking

    12/28/2016 4:42:20 AM PST · by kevcol · 175 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 27, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "There are 100 United States senators. Amy Klobuchar is on this trip with us. She's a Democrat from Minnesota. I would say that 99 of us believe the Russians did this and we're going to do something about it," said Graham, who is planning a hearing with McCain on Russia's interference with US elections. "We're going to put sanctions together that hit Putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering in our election
  • How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election

    12/27/2016 3:03:23 PM PST · by Rudolphus · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    If you want to understand how badly Democrats lost the white working class in the 2016 election, your local fire station is not a bad place to start. Nearly 85 percent of professional firefighters are white, and more than 95 percent are men, making them look a lot like the other blue-collar voters who surged to Donald Trump this year. But firefighters are also heavily unionized, tend to live in cities or suburbs (rural areas often have volunteer fire companies) and are government employees — all factors generally associated with the Democratic Party. And all of those characteristics, along with...
  • Clinton suggests she will continue to speak out

    12/26/2016 7:29:43 PM PST · by kevcol · 144 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton hinted in a thank-you message to supporters on Monday that she will stay politically active next year. "I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, fairer future for our country and the world," Clinton wrote. "I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!" she added, according to The Hill.
  • Obama: I would have won this thing

    12/26/2016 7:14:20 AM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    President Obama says he believes he would have won the 2016 presidential election had he been a candidate. . . . The president, whose second term ends next month and is, of course, forbidden to seek a third term, told his former senior adviser that based on the conversations he's had — even with "some people who disagreed with me" — people nationwide have said "the direction that you point towards is the right one."
  • Trump means a blue Christmas for Hollywood

    12/25/2016 7:34:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Mourning in Hollywood was at its zenith, however, when it became clear on Election Day that Trump was poised to emerge as the unexpected victor. "Gonna cry my false eye lashes off tonight," pop singer and Clinton supporter Katy Perry wrote on Twitter the night of the election, as the results rolled in. "World will never be the same," singer Cher, who had campaigned for Hillary, also wrote on Twitter the night of the election. "I feel Sad for the young." She included images of a toilet and feces to represent Trump. . . . In October, before the election,...
  • Jill Stein asks Loretta Lynch to probe US election system

    12/24/2016 12:07:02 PM PST · by kevcol · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    "The attempted recount process has uncovered that voting machines relied on in these states and across the country are prone to human and machine error, especially in under-resourced black and brown communities, and vulnerable to tampering and hacking," the letter reads.
  • Obama 'hopeful' this Christmas that 'progress' will continue

    12/24/2016 10:39:54 AM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    "We made America more respected around the world, took on the mantle of leadership in the fight to protect this planet for our kids, and much, much more," Obama added. "By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we first got here." "I'm hopeful we'll build on the progress we've made in the years to come," Obama said
  • Democrats Care About Their Power, Not About Russian Hacking

    12/23/2016 5:06:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 23, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Isn't it interesting that it took an electoral barnyard beat-down to get the Democrats interested in Russian hacking? A drubbing by Donald Trump has done wonders to focus their minds. How ironic that Democrats became apoplectic about Trump's alleged coziness with Russia during the campaign when they've been Russia's apologists for years. They are the ones (through Sen. Ted Kennedy) who clandestinely asked the Russians for help to beat Ronald Reagan in 1984. They are the ones who lambasted GOP 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney for being too tough on Russia. They are the ones (through President Obama) who secretly...
  • Some Christmastime Advice for Pundits and Partisans

    12/23/2016 5:52:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 23, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Now that the 538 electors have voted -- and, with only the most minor of exceptions, for the expected candidates -- we can marvel at how such a huge difference in public policies can be made by just a few votes, the 77,744 votes by which Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton for the 46 electoral votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump's narrow victory means a significantly more conservative Supreme Court, a rollback of Obamacare and reams of regulations, abandonment of policies disfavoring fossil fuel usage -- and hundreds of consequences that can only be guessed at. This isn't the...
  • Democrats Can’t Sleep Over Trump Win

    12/22/2016 12:29:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 22, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    “Even after all 50 states have certified their results and Trump officially won in the electoral college, many Democrats—including alumni of the campaign—are still coming to grips with the reality that, one month from today, he will be sitting in the Oval Office,” reported James Hohmann in the Daily 202. “Many Democrats say that it still feels like a bad dream,” he wrote. “They wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat as the reality of a Trump presidency sinks in a little deeper, as they realize that this is not Groundhog Day and that there...
  • Reid: My Daughter-In-Law Said Trump Bumper Stickers Make Her 10-Year-Old ‘Tense’

    12/22/2016 5:26:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 21, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview with KNPR on Wednesday, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) relayed a story from his daughter-in-law that his 10-year-old granddaughter said Trump bumper stickers make her “tense.”
  • Student reaction to Trump election in art project: ‘FULL COMMUNISM NOW!!’

    12/21/2016 7:01:21 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 16, 2016 | Toni Airaksinen
    The student group behind Barnard College’s “trigger warning wall” is back with a new art exhibit that invites student to write their thoughts about the election on Post-it notes. The project, called “Reacting to the Election,” asks students to answer the questions “How are you?” “What do you need?” and “Where do we go from here?” on notes and post them on the wall. About 200 have been posted since the exhibit went up last month.
  • Trump gets donor support in battle with Kasich for Ohio GOP

    12/21/2016 11:49:11 AM PST · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    Their implication is that funds could dry up if sitting chairman Matt Borges, who is aligned with Gov. John Kasich, wins re-election. Kasich refused to back Trump in the general election, and Borges offered support only reluctantly. "While 2016 was a challenging one for many Ohioans, once the nomination was settled, Chairman Borges had the duty to fully support the Republican Party nominee and his campaign. He did not fulfill that duty. His actions split the state party leadership and could have cost us one of the most important elections of our lifetime!" the letter reads.
  • A Guide to Trump Inauguration Protests (LOL)

    12/21/2016 5:54:07 AM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Care2 ^ | December 18, 2016 | Tex Dworkin
    If you’re thinking about hopping on the protest bandwagon, here are some major Inauguration Related Protests Coming Up: January 14, 2017: We Shall Not Be Moved March . . January 20, 2017: Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants! . . January 20, 2017: #DISRUPTJ20 . . January 21, 2017: Women’s March on Washington . . January 21, 2017: Women’s March on Washington Sister Marches
  • Ethics ratings plummet for journalists

    12/20/2016 7:19:41 PM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Mairead McArdle
    A record high portion of people see reporters as low or very low ethical standards, after a year in which the winning president-elect made trashing the media's honesty a centerpiece of his campaign. A new Gallup poll said 41 percent of people polled said the media have low ethical standards. That's 10 points higher than the prior high of 31 percent of those who held the same view of the press in 2008 and 2009. Trust in college teachers has also slipped.
  • Limbaugh: Obama will create 'unrest' during Trump presidency

    12/20/2016 6:23:43 PM PST · by kevcol · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh expects President Obama will "create all kinds of unrest and disunity" once President-elect Trump takes the oath of office next month. "The first moment that Trump does anything that is the unraveling of an Obama agenda item. Obama's going to be on TV," Limbaugh said Tuesday on "The Rush Limbaugh Show." "They'll give Obama as much time as he wants to rip into Trump and to warn the American people."
  • Trump aides: Democrats' complaints are sour grapes

    12/19/2016 9:01:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2016 6:28 AM EST | Anne Flaherty
    Sour grapes. That’s how Donald Trump’s closest advisers see Democrats’ complaints that Moscow hacked their private emails this election season in a bid to sow discord among their supporters and sway the election toward Republicans. The pushback comes ahead of the Electoral College vote, which was expected to make official Trump’s election win and pave his way to take office on Jan. 20. “Let’s assume it’s true,” Reince Priebus, Trump’s incoming chief of staff, said Sunday of Russian interference in the election. “There’s no evidence that shows that the outcome of the election was changed because of a couple dozen...
  • Democrats decry Trump’s ties to Putin — after own Russia outreach fizzles

    12/19/2016 10:50:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/19/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    Liberals are condemning President-elect Donald Trump and his people for supposed links to Vladimir Putin, but there was a time when Democrats were ingratiating themselves to the autocratic Russian leader and his country’s money. Former President Bill Clinton, for example, took $500,000 in speaking fees in 2010 from a Russian finance company run by former KGB spies closely tied to Mr. Putin, a former KGB officer. At the same time, Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, was leading the way in urging U.S.-Russia business expansion, complete with an American high-tech delegation to Moscow and U.S. investments in Russian cyberskills. “We...
  • Despite Media Freak-Out, Data Shows Fake News Sites Have Tiny Audience

    12/19/2016 10:26:27 AM PST · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/18/16 | Peter Hasson
    Despite a media blitz portraying fake news sites as having a real impact in national politics — and even capable of affecting the outcome of a presidential election — fake news sites struggle to reach any sort of real audience. Fake news site, subject of coverage from the New York Times and the Washington Post, is ranked 91,688 in web traffic in the U.S., according to web analytics firm Alexa. To put that number in perspective: the site supposedly impacting the national political scene is more than 84,000 slots behind the website for a Virginia community college. On Sunday,...
  • It's Official: Clinton's Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California

    12/19/2016 8:53:16 AM PST · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/16/2016 | JOHN MERLINE
    Democrats who are having trouble getting out of denial aren't being helped by the fact that Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote has topped 2.8 million, giving her a 48% share of the vote compared with Trumps 46%. To those unschooled in how the United States selects presidents, this seems totally unfair. But look more closely at the numbers and you see that Clinton's advantage disappears. While Clinton's overall margin looks large, it is due to Clinton's huge margin of victory in one state — California — where she got a whopping 4.3 million more votes. California is the...
  • Faithless elector: Time to 'pull the brake' to stop Trump

    12/19/2016 7:28:11 AM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A Republican elector from Texas on Monday defended his plan to vote against President-elect Trump today, and it's time for others to follow in an effort to deny Trump the White House. "This is, unfortunately, the first time I think we've needed to use it as a nation, but it's time to pull the brake," Christopher Suprun said on CNN.
  • The Purpose of the Electoral College

    12/19/2016 7:27:45 AM PST · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 17, 2016 | Evalyn Bennett
    The Electoral College process defined in the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1 and the 12th Amendment, has numerous purposes and should be supported rather than dismissed. Its primary purpose is to maintain the principles of federalism upon which this unique nation is founded. We are a union of sovereign states which voluntarily sought to join that union under the condition that each state admitted would be co-equal with every other state. The Electoral College method of choosing the President and Vice President ensures each state, whether large or small in land mass, resources, or population, has some voice in...
  • The Electoral College: How the Republic Chooses its President

    12/19/2016 6:59:44 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 August 1992 | William P. Hoar
    With a statistical three-way tie in the presidential popularity polls as we began to research this article, the drums have been beating once more for change in the electoral college system of selecting the U.S. chief executive, with even direct popular elections being touted. Ominous scenarios have been raised to show the imminence of a constitutional crisis. This constitutional crisis, incredibly, would supposedly occur were we to continue following the Constitution which, in the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, has for more than two centuries provided quite proficient means to handle elections.Much of the dilemma has been caused by a...
  • Obama ditches promise of ‘smooth and efficient’ transition to Trump

    12/19/2016 6:15:04 AM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2016 | David Boyer
    President Obama is dishing out a much rockier transfer of power to Donald Trump than he received from his predecessor eight years ago, from accusing the president-elect of being aided by Russian hackers to first lady Michelle Obama’s complaint that the nation has lost hope. The Obama administration’s bitterness and disappointment over Hillary Clinton’s loss erupted into the open last week... . . . In an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Friday, Mrs. Obama said of her husband’s departure that Americans “will come to appreciate having a grown-up in the White House.”
  • The Terrifying Aftermath of Hillary's Election Victory

    12/19/2016 1:07:03 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/18/16 | Kurt Schlicter
    The first few weeks after President-elect Clinton won the election set the tone for what she expected would be the next eight years, and that tone was neither gracious nor inclusive. She wasted no time in flaunting her 306 electoral votes and the Democrats’ 52 seat Senate majority. “America has decisively rejected the hate embodied by Donald Trump and his deplorable supporters,” Hillary bellowed, as she gripped the podium unsteadily, still woozy from her 80 proof election night “party.” She went on: “I have a massive mandate to impose fundamental change and usher in a new America! And let me...
  • Michigan Electors in Line to Vote for Trump

    12/18/2016 9:41:06 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    SF Gate via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Jeff Karoub
    Electors in Michigan are in line to obey state law and vote for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. The state requires the 16 members of the Electoral College ... to vote according to the results of the Michigan's presidential election,... most state electors were interviewed by The Associated Press, and all of them pledge their support for him regardless. "We have a process, I'm respecting the process and he won by that process," said Joseph Guzman, an elector and assistant professor at Michigan State University's... "He's my candidate. If there were no rules, I would vote for him, too." ... in...
  • Georgia GOP electors say they’re in lockstep behind Trump

    12/18/2016 9:05:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    Savannah Now via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Kathleen Foody
    Georgia Republicans chosen to cast the state’s electoral votes expect little drama when they convene today despite receiving thousands of emails, letters and other appeals to oppose Donald Trump in an effort to deny him the presidency. Trump won Georgia’s popular vote, allowing the Republican slate of electors to formally determine who receives the state’s 16 electoral votes. Georgia law doesn’t require electors chosen by state parties to back their party’s candidate, but the group is made up of longtime GOP officials and volunteers. Nearly all have publicly said they will honor Georgia voters’ choice, and party officials say they...
  • Bipartisan group of senators creating panel on Russia hacking

    12/18/2016 2:34:16 PM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    A bipartisan group of senators announced on Sunday the upper chamber will form an investigative panel to look into allegations that Russia tried to manipulate the U.S. election by hacking into Democratic officials and groups' email servers. Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Jack Reed of Rhode Island will partner with Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina for the committee's creation, according to a report of the joint letter.
  • McCain: US Must 'Get to the Bottom' of Foreign Hacking

    12/18/2016 11:25:50 AM PST · by kevcol · 105 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 18, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    "This is serious business," McCain said. "If they are able to harm the electoral process, then they destroy democracy... " "This is the sign of a possible unraveling of the world order that was established after World War II, which has made one of the most peaceful periods in the history of the world," McCain added.
  • Law School Professor Claims to Have Flipped 20 Electoral Votes

    12/18/2016 10:07:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 86 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | December 17, 2016 | Jamie D. Halper
    Continuing years of long-shot efforts to reform the American electoral system, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig said Tuesday that at least 20 Republican members of the Electoral College may not cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Since Donald Trump’s upset victory in the 2016 presidential election, Lessig, who briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his anti-Trump group, "Electors Trust," have been working to offer legal advice to members of the Electoral College who are considering voting for a candidate that did not win the popular vote in their state. The group also promises to inform interested...
  • Black Republican father-daughter electors will vote with pride: ‘I make no apologies’

    12/18/2016 9:04:53 AM PST · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Bizpac Review and Fortune ^ | December 18, 2016 | Samantha Chang
    A black Republican father-daughter duo will make history when they cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump on Monday. . . Despite being barraged with emails, letters, postcards and phone calls urging them to change their electoral vote to Hillary Clinton, Mitchell and Hatter will vote for Trump, who won the state of Michigan. . . Both Kelly Mitchell and Henry Hatter have met Trump and are HOPEFUL and confident he will do great things. “Despite his imperfections (people) will find that his policies will benefit the majority of Americans,” Kelly said. Her dad agreed. “People are always listening for...