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  • Are the GOP rules really rigged against Donald Trump?

    04/26/2016 2:24:16 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 April 25 | Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon
    "It's not fair!" may be the most pitiful lament in the English language, but Donald Trump seems intent upon adopting it as his battle cry heading into this summer's Republican convention. The GOP's poorly designed nominating process includes more than its share of problems, but is it really unfair to Trump? ..... < snip > ..... open primaries invite abuse from voters whose goals may not involve selecting the party's strongest representative. Those with deep ties to the party deserve greater input than those with tenuous or nonexistent connections. Yet Democrats and Republicans alike have chosen to pretend otherwise. ........
  • African American businessman: ‘Donald Trump is not a racist, guys’

    04/17/2016 12:17:57 AM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 12 replies
    Washing Post ^ | 4/16/16 | Vanessa Williams
    The National Diversity Coalition for Trump is not very large, but it is indeed diverse. The group’s Web page features a technicolor photo gallery of men and women from many backgrounds: Vietnamese, Arab, Muslim, Indian, Turkish Cuban and Mexican American — even a Sikh man wearing a turban printed with Donald Trump’s signature slogan, “Make America Great Again.” If such a group’s existence seems improbable given the ­Republican presidential front-runner’s attacks on undocumented immigrants and Muslims — and his deep unpopularity among women and minorities — Georgia businessman Bruce LeVell believes that is because people don’t really know the man....
  • Michael Savage to Cruz: Renounce Colorado result

    04/11/2016 2:45:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/11/16 | Michael Savage
    Calling the Colorado Republican Party’s decision not to hold a primary popular vote a scandal, talk-radio host Michael Savage declared Sen. Ted Cruz should disavow the move and call for a vote. “What just happened in Colorado should, frankly, disqualify Cruz, who claims to be a constitutional conservative,” Savage told his listeners Monday. Savage is a strong supporter of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has been a regular guest on “The Savage Nation.” Savage said Trump has been “pushed aside by the ‘Republicrat and Demican’ party, which I have told you about since 1994.” “I told you we don’t have...
  • Trump plans a series of policy speeches

    04/05/2016 10:46:29 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05 April 2016 | Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump, facing a likely setback in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, plans to shift gears in the coming weeks, and give a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in an interview Tuesday that a memo published by The Washington Post detailing how Trump plans to get Mexico to pay for his proposed border wall is a prelude to a series of moves that flesh out the policies that Trump has been speaking about in general terms in his rallies and in...
  • Trump Ally: We'll Tell Our Supporters Where Convention Delegates Are Staying

    04/05/2016 12:11:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Guy Benson
    And by "Trump ally," I mean the always, er, colorful Roger Stone -- who recently sounded the alarm over the Cruz campaign and other Republican officials working assiduously to fill delegate slates with people who are legally bound to support Trump on an open convention's first ballot, but who would bolt immediately thereafter.  These "trojan horse" delegates, as Stone labeled them, could also vote against Trump's interests on key decisions involving the convention's rules, which will be determined by a special committee that anti-Trump forces are moving behind the scenes to stack in their favor.  Bear in mind that all of these moves are fully within the bounds of...
  • Live Thread: Cruz Townhall on The Kelly File -9PM(ET) [Cruz answers question about his marriage]

    04/04/2016 5:27:16 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2016 | Megyn Kelly
    Tune in to Fox News at 9PM (ET), 5PM(PT)
  • Trump, Cruz Work to Block Kasich From Ballot at Open Convention

    04/03/2016 6:10:04 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 3 2016, 6:33 pm ET | Ari Melber
    The Donald Trump and Ted Cruz campaigns are working to prevent John Kasich from appearing on the ballot at the Republican National Convention in July, msnbc has learned, an aggressive strategy suggesting the GOP's leading candidates are girding for a contested convention to select the party's nominee. On Sunday, Trump told a supporter that "Kasich shouldn't be allowed to continue and the RNC shouldn't allow him to continue." Related: Trump Says RNC Shouldn't Allow Kasich to Keep Running advertisement If no one clinches the nomination during the primaries, delegates choose from candidates on the convention ballot. While Trump and Cruz...
  • "Maced Girl" Who Punched Trump Supporter May Be Charged By Police

    04/01/2016 5:33:18 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 29 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4/1/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Investigators said Thursday that they're recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she punched a man at a rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Video of the altercation shows a crowd of people in a parking lot outside the rally in Janesville on Tuesday. The girl can be seen holding an anti-Trump sign and arguing with a 59-year-old man. The video shows the man turning away with his hands in the air. Seconds later, the girl punches him in the face. Another man wearing a red Trump hat then...
  • Glenn Beck Triples Down: 'No Real Christian Says I Want that Guy' Donald Trump

    03/25/2016 8:38:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Beck is expanding his attacks on Trump supporters beyond evangelicals to now include all Christians and Jews who back the GOP frontrunner, as the Hill reported Glenn Beck on Thursday suggested that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is incompatible with Christians who take their faith seriously. "No Christian, no real Christian — I don't mean a judgmental Christian, I mean somebody who is living their faith — no real Christian says, 'I want that guy, that guy is for me,'" he said during a broadcast of his radio show. "Nobody. Nobody." . . . "I'll take on the Jews, and...
  • The TOP Gospel

    03/17/2016 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    his month’s conventional wisdom: The current Republican presidential campaign shows the GOP to be hopelessly split. Maybe that’s true, but the real split Donald Trump spotlights is the severe one within broad evangelicalism. After Richard Nixon’s landslide victory in 1972, influential film critic Pauline Kael said, “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon.” Many evangelical leaders are in the same position regarding Trump voters, but it’s not hard to figure out why millions support him. They feel smooth talkers have lied to them. They’re tired of theorists who spin untethered, abstract...
  • Trump says he will skip Monday's Fox News debate

    03/16/2016 7:16:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    'I think it's enough,' Trump says about the primetime debates.Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will not participate in Monday's Fox News debate, and will instead speak at a conference of the pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC. The Republican frontrunner was asked on "Fox & Friends" whether he planned to attend the debate in Utah, and said he couldn't because he made other plans. “Nobody told me about debates. As you saw I thought the last debate on CNN was the last debate," Trump said on Wednesday morning. “I’m doing a major speech in front of a very important group of...
  • Vote Early, Vote Foolish

    03/15/2016 1:13:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>ON TUESDAY EVENING, presidential primary votes will be counted in five important states: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. But in just one of those states will March 15 actually be the day of the primary election. Missouri has resisted the early-voting fad; it is one of only 13 states in which voters do not have the option of casting a ballot weeks before Election Day. Which means that when Missourians vote, there is one thing they know for sure: Their ballot will count.</p>
  • Time for GOP Establishment (and Trump Supporters) to Unite Behind Ted Cruz

    03/04/2016 5:20:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 166 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Mitt Romney's speech against Donald Trump is not likely to win many converts. Romney's remarks will just further vindicate and entrench Trump supporters. Romney, though a good man, is quintessentially GOP establishment and has shown, by his speech, that he still doesn't understand the role he and his colleagues have played in bringing about the Trump surge. During campaign season, these guys always seem to get it. They profess to understand how destructive President Obama's agenda is, but once they're elected, they lose their will to fight, which makes many conservatives believe they didn't believe their own rhetoric in the...
  • Donald Trump Praises Planned Parenthood Again, Attacks “So-Called Conservatives” Who Disagree

    03/02/2016 4:39:09 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 96 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 1, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    ome pro-life voters are wondering how long Donald Trump can continue to praise the nation’s largest abortion business and continue getting away with the claim that he opposes abortion or would sign a bill defunding Planned Parenthood. Tonight — unprompted by an interview or attack from a fellow Republican presidential candidate or from someone on the pro-abortion side, Trump praised the nation’s biggest abortion conglomerate. To be sure, Trump couched his praise in opposition to abortion. But, there’s something genuinely hypocritical for a presidential candidate to say he opposes abortion and Planned parenthood funding on one hand while praising the...
  • Marco Rubio Finally Wins One, in Minnesota

    03/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 125 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Tory Newmyer
    Rubio's Minnesota finish will allow his campaign, at long last, to call him a winner. The freshman Florida senator is in dire need of a spark to help him continue making the case to party leaders, donors, and anti-Trump voters that he remains the best hope to stop the billionaire businessman from romping to the nomination.
  • Hillary's five-point plan to beat Trump

    03/01/2016 6:06:49 AM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    4. Keep Hillary out the fray and enlist allies like Obama and Bill Clinton to criticize on her behalf . . Even with the carefully crafted plan, there are fears that it may not be enough to stop Trump. According to private polling obtained by the New York Post, Trump's support in his own backyard is 'surprisingly strong' despite the state's history of voting for Democrats. . . A major problem for Clinton is likeability. 'In the suburbs and upstate, Trump has a net positive while Hillary is a net negative,' a Republican operative told the New York Post. 'She’s...
  • Trump schedules last-minute Super Tuesday press conference

    02/29/2016 3:28:03 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 29, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump has added a press conference at his Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Super Tuesday, fueling speculations of another high-profile endorsement...Some speculate that Florida Gov. Rick Scott could announce his support of Trump at the press conference, which is scheduled two weeks before Florida's Republican primary.
  • What Chris Christie can do for Donald Trump

    02/26/2016 12:26:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | Philip Bump
    What Christie offers Trump, then, isn't voters, and it probably isn't the emotional appeal of a beloved character. As the announcement press conference made clear, Christie will over the short term continue to play the other role he played effectively while a candidate: serial bully toward Marco Rubio.
  • Donald Trump and Marco Rubio exchange shots over who's the sweatier candidate

    02/26/2016 11:41:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 26, 2016 | Allan Smith
    "He's with a pile of makeup putting it on his face, I said Marco, easy with the makeup, you don't need that much. You know the story with Marco. I watched Marco with this man [Christie]. Where Marco, he was right over here I asked him I said are you okay? He looked like he just came out of a swimming pool. He was a mess." Trump said Rubio was putting makeup on with a "trowel." "He's a nervous Nellie," Trump claimed. "I watched him backstage, he's a mess, the guy's a total mess. I joked recently, could you imagine...
  • Kasich super-PAC: Give us money, and maybe Rubio can be VP

    02/26/2016 6:29:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 26, 2016 | Darrel Rowland
    The super-PAC supporting John Kasich tried a new ploy with potential donors Thursday: Give us money, and maybe Sen. Marco Rubio can become Kasich's running mate now and president in 2024.
  • Leadership Is More Than Puffery

    02/25/2016 12:15:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Are the wheels about to come off Trump? Forget the late push to reshape Marco Rubio, with cheery endorsements from the losing Republican presidential candidates - namely, Romney, McCain, and Dole. Good men, nice words, wrong moment. Put aside the capable former Supreme Court litigator, who polls say can beat Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz. What is happening to the Trump story? Stories are appearing with facts hard to ignore, even for Trump supporters. Something in his story is beginning to not ring true. Trump offers three things that appeal - bluntness, political incorrectness, and self-claimed business acumen. The blunt talk...
  • Graham on backing Trump: 'I'll cross that bridge when I get there'

    02/25/2016 9:23:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    "I'll cross that bridge when I get there, but we'll lose," he said when asked if he would vote for Trump as GOP nominee. "No, we won't lose," Graham added. "We'll get slaughtered." . . . Graham has given little indication he'll endorse another candidate and said Wednesday that he was "disappointed" Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) isn't a stronger challenge to Trump.
  • Who Are The CNN-Telemundo Republican Debate Moderators?Wolf Blitzer, Maria Celeste Arraras...

    02/25/2016 7:48:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 25, 2016 | Lydia Tomkiw
    The debate will be carried live in Spanish via Telemundo, the only Spanish-language network to be sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, with questions likely to focus on issues facing Texas and southern states as well as the Latino community.
  • Clinton, Sanders Are In A Dead Heat; Trump Leads But Rubio Rises

    02/25/2016 3:53:14 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/25/2016 | John Merline
    Despite her win in the Nevada caucuses Saturday, Hillary Clinton’s lead among Democrats over Bernie Sanders has evaporated nationally, 45% to 43%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. Last month, Clinton topped Sanders 50% to 38%. On the GOP side, Donald Trump held steady at 31%. Ted Cruz dropped a point to 20%. Marco Rubio, however, saw his support climb eight percentage points to reach 18% — a clear sign that much of the support of candidates dropping out the race have been gravitating to Rubio. Meanwhile, Ben Carson has 8% and John Kasich has risen to 7%. Both are...
  • Donald Trump's running mate: Who might he be considering?

    02/24/2016 6:41:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 190 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | Feb 24, 2016 | Debbie Lord
    "I would think that because of the fact that while I'm very political - I'm not a politician - I would want to choose a politician," the candidate told FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto. Trump's national campaign co-chair told the Boston Herald the candidate is looking for a "diamond in the rough" as a potential running mate.
  • Seats sparse at UH Republican Presidential debate (tomorrow)

    02/24/2016 6:14:24 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 23, 2016 | Phil Archer
    Seats for Houston's first Republican Presidential debate have become prime political real estate. The debate kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. Just 800 available seats will be divided between the candidates, party officials and members, donors and sponsors. . . According to Telemundo, the UH debate will be the first put one by the GOP focusing on "Latino issues" like border policy and immigration reform
  • 'Make Them a Cupcake': John Kasich Suggests Religious Businesses Should Service 'Gay' Events

    02/24/2016 2:44:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Christian News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Heather Clark
    Gov. John Kasich suggested that religious businesses shouldn't be able to decline to service same-sex celebrations. . . But if you're a cupcake maker and somebody wants a cupcake, make them a cupcake," said the Ohio governor. "Let's not have a big lawsuit or argument over all this stuff. Move on. The next thing, you know, they might be saying if you're divorced you shouldn't get a cupcake."
  • Kasich sigh: 'If not this crusade, then another'

    02/24/2016 6:11:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "I don't know if my purpose is to be president. My purpose is to be out here, doing what I think I need to be doing and we'll see where it ends up. And if it's not this crusade, then it will be another one. Maybe it will be a really small one somewhere in my kid's school. Who knows?" said the governor.
  • Son's political future reportedly a factor in Jeb Bush dropping out of presidential race

    02/23/2016 6:37:09 PM PST · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 23, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    He is telegenic, ambitious, eloquent - in both English and Spanish - and thinks fast on his feet. He has one of the most important political posts in Texas and is a rising star in the GOP. . . The newspaper also reported that Barbara Bush wants her son to help stop Donald Trump's seemingly steady march toward the GOP nomination
  • Donald Trump is on course to win the 1,237 delegates he needs to be the GOP nominee

    02/23/2016 7:40:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    the delegate math is close to conclusive: Donald Trump will be extremely close to the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally claim the party's nomination by the end of the primary process.
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXXV

    02/22/2016 9:07:28 PM PST · by Windflier · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 22 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Bush Uprooted, or the Ebbing of Jeb

    02/22/2016 2:39:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    South Carolina was a bittersweet moment in Election 2016. Let me just get rid of the bitter, so I can focus on the better (the Bush uprooted). Anti-Establishment Ted Cruz did not win one county in South Carolina. Not one. Ouch! Is Cruz turning into Mike Huckabee 2008 and Rick Santorum 2012? I hope not, but if his showing in South Carolina is indicative of where he's headed, then he needs to pack up and go back to raising hell on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Now for the sweet, and it is too good not to relish. John...
  • Bob Dole Endorses Marco Rubio in 2016 Race

    02/22/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 22, 2016, | Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein and Arlette Saenz
    "Now that my good friend Jeb Bush is no longer running, I'm supporting Rubio," . . Dole said that if Trump were to become president, the real estate mogul might "surprise" people with his performance, especially if he surrounds himself with qualified and experienced advisers. . . "I'd be happy to be his adviser," Dole added.
  • Graham floats Rubio-Kasich ticket

    02/22/2016 9:31:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Rubio-Kasich, Kasich-Rubio - I think those combinations, if they could consolidate and come together, would be [a] very potent ticket in the fall and maybe help us stop Trump," . . But I can tell you this, that I think I understand the nation pretty well in terms of what problems we have as Republicans," Graham said, ripping Trump's rhetoric on Hispanics and his "race baiting and religious bigotry."
  • McCain has no plans to endorse yet

    02/22/2016 8:52:39 AM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    McCain...admitted that he was perplexed by the state of the GOP race. He said he was deeply concerned by what he described as deep-seated anger that was defining the contest - the same anger, he said, that was permeating his own race.
  • Mitt Romney showers praise on Jeb Bush after he drops out of the Republican race

    02/21/2016 4:59:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 20, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    "It has been a campaign conducted in the finest tradition of dignity and integrity and Jeb Bush gave it his all: he can have no regrets. I am proud to call him a friend," Romney added.
  • Ben Carson's South Carolina Remarks Just Took A Bizarre Turn

    02/20/2016 7:44:25 PM PST · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Bustle ^ | February 20, 2016 | Morgan Brinlee
    "There are news people here who think I'm going to make a concession speech. This is a just the beginning speech," Carson said. . . . Carson's speech Saturday took a truly unusual turn when the presidential candidate went on to pontificate about humans' failure to use their frontal lobes.
  • Trump wins in South Carolina GOP primary; Rubio leads Cruz in battle for second place

    02/20/2016 7:20:16 PM PST · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2016 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Mike DeBonis
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida appeared to have very narrowly defeated Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for second place. Voters delivered a devastating verdict to former Florida governor Jeb Bush, scion of a political dynasty with deep roots in this state. Bush came in well behind the top three, not even passing 10 percent after he and his family made an impassioned last stand in South Carolina and his allied super PAC spent millions of dollars on advertising.
  • Jeb Would Not Consider VP Post for a President Trump

    02/20/2016 5:14:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 20, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    Governor, would you consider being Donald Trump's vice president?" Bush was asked at a campaign stop. "No," the former Florida governor instantly shot back, eliciting laughter from supporters, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • While Rubio Stumps With 'Benetton' Ad, Jeb Bush Has 'a Pile of Bushes'

    02/20/2016 7:53:28 AM PST · by kevcol · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb 19, 2016 | Beth Reinhard
    "You like Bushes? We got a pile of Bushes," joked former Jeb Bush's top surrogate in South Carolina, Sen. Lindsey Graham, on Friday before introducing a half-dozen members of the famous clan including former First Lady Barbara Bush. Meanwhile, Mr. Bush's Cuban-American rival for the GOP nomination, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, was campaigning across the state with South Carolina's first Indian-American governor, Nikki Haley, and its first African-American senator, Tim Scott. "A Benetton commercial," said Mrs. Haley, referring to the clothing brand known for showcasing ethnic and racial diversity.
  • S.C. voters 'inundated,' 'fed up' with political calls

    02/20/2016 6:41:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Live5News ^ | February 18, 2016 | staff
    Tommy Harken is an undecided Republican who has been receiving a stack of political mail and numerous daily phone calls. One of the calls was even in Spanish, he said. "Can't tell you if it was for or against Rubio, all I could understand was 'Rubio,'" he said.
  • Islamville, South Carolina's all-Muslim town, faces Trump effect: 'We feel unsafe'

    02/19/2016 12:41:31 PM PST · by kevcol · 183 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Adam Gabbatt
    Ramadan Saeed Shakir is the mayor of Islamville, an all-Muslim town of about 300 people located in the northern woodland of South Carolina.."It's very sad that one of our national presidential candidates is speaking so much ill will about Islam and Muslims."
  • Kasich: 'Hard For Me to Believe' Trump Will Win Presidency

    02/17/2016 8:32:09 PM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 17 2016 | Kailani Koenig
    "You know how they say there's all this anger and all this -- I don't find it out there," Kasich said.
  • Report: Jeb Bush’s Wall Street Donations Plummet 85 Percent

    02/17/2016 8:10:43 PM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 17, 2016 | staff
    big donations from Wall Street to Bush's super PAC Right to Rise dropped by 85 percent in the second half of 2015. Funding would've plummeted to 95 percent if not for the $10 million gift from former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg. . . Wall Street donors now appear to be backing Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Pro-Jeb Bush Group Cancels Some Advertising in Super Tuesday States

    02/15/2016 5:07:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 15, 2016 | Nick Corasaniti and Maggie Haberman
    Right to Rise, the "super PAC" supporting Jeb Bush that has dominated the ad-spending battle so far, has canceled up to a third of its ad reservations in March 1 primary states, according to media buying sources.
  • Veterans - Cruz, Trump, and Keeping Faith

    02/15/2016 4:19:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | Robert Charles
    So, you are a veteran, you served well and honorably, you love your country, and you believe in protecting her. You want America to stay strong, get stronger, be worthy of all those who have gone before - and what they have given. The whole political cycle, this time around, is gut-wrenching. Who do you vote for? Let's assume, like me, you are not a one issue voter. You are a person of faith too, with a healthy respect for history. You respect leadership qualities, including decisiveness, a commitment made and kept, humility and honor, decency, strength and smarts -...
  • [From December 26, 2015] McAfee anti-virus creator to run for U.S. president as Libertarian

    02/15/2016 3:24:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    UPI news ^ | December 26, 2015
    John McAfee, better known in recent years for his brushes with the law in Belize and Guatemala than for his anti-virus software, filed to run for United States president as a Libertarian candidate. McAfee told USA Today he plans to run on a platform of pardoning all marijuana users in prison and and to "stop the U.S. from being the world's policeman." Doug Craig, a national board member of the Libertarian Party, said,"He fits right in with our political philosophy.: Earlier this year, McAfee vowed to run as a member of the Cyber Party to "disrupt the political status quo"...
  • Republicans up for reelection in 2016 (keep the Supreme Court in mind!)

    02/15/2016 6:31:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    Mitch's moderates need to go! Note, Vitter, Rubio and Coats are already leaving.
  • Bernie Got Schlonged on Delegates

    02/10/2016 12:31:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Do you know that Bernie Sanders is the first Jewish candidate to win a major presidential primary? You hadn't heard that? Here's the point: Hillary Clinton tried to stop the first African-American from being elected president. Now she's trying to stop the first Jewish-American from being elected president. What a bigot! Doesn't Mrs. Clinton realize she should get out of the way and let these minorities finally have their shot at things? She tried to stop the first black president; he won. Now she's trying to stop the first Jewish president, and he just mopped the floor...
  • Why Rubio claims 'Obama knows what he's doing'

    02/07/2016 3:01:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | February 7, 2016 | Michael Grunwald
    Gaffe or no gaffe, it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. What was Marco Rubio thinking Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire? Why would he repeat the same canned talking point four times, even after Chris Christie accused him of constantly repeating his canned talking points? And if he had to repeat a canned talking point during a Republican debate, why on earth would he choose one about how Barack Obama knows what he's doing? The knows-what-he's-doing debacle felt like Rubio's political Fredericksburg, a futile repetitive charge into overwhelming enemy fire. Christie's brutal mockery of Rubio's...