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  • “Why Trump?”

    08/23/2016 10:06:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    It’s true that on some of the most pressing of issues—immigration, trade, and foreign policy—Donald Trump’s “America First” positions are more align with traditional conservatism than are those of any other candidate. That is, they clash with the neoconservatism, the faux “conservatism,” that the GOP Establishment and its media apologists have promoted for decades as the genuine article. Yet this being said, in Trump’s nearly 70 years, until very recently, he has done little to nothing to indicate that he has so much as an awareness of the classical conservative tradition, much less a commitment to it. Even if he...
  • The Republican Turncoats

    08/23/2016 5:22:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision." I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: "Well, who else is there to vote for?" Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in...
  • Greenfield: Gary Johnson's 75%

    08/21/2016 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | 8/20/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 Gary Johnson's Seventy-Five Percent Posted by Daniel Greenfield This is the summer of Gary Johnson. The former New Mexico governor who has been steadily drifting left over his career is now doing his best to make Hillary Clinton into President Hillary Clinton. Back in 1999, Johnson rejected overtures from the Libertarian Party for a presidential run. “I'm a Republican, and I'm not going to run for President.'” Both parts of that statement proved to be lies. Libertarian and non-libertarian supporters see a principled politician in Gary Johnson. But Johnson has always been a political chameleon, shifting...
  • Americans are about to get the first landslide president we don’t want

    08/20/2016 11:02:10 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8/20/16 | Kyle Smith
    Americans are about to get the first landslide president we don’t want We’ve got a presidential campaign that stars one of the most polarizing, divisive and talked-about figures in American life, an international celebrity and lightning rod for all sociopolitical topics going back a quarter of a century. And she’s become a bystander in this race. On Thursday, after the usual barrage and tumult of nuttier-than-a-Skippy-factory stories about the Donald Trump campaign, Hillary Clinton didn’t show up until page A15 of that day’s edition of The New York Times, in a story in which she practically begged America, “Hey! Over...
  • Are we watching the demise of the Solid South?

    08/17/2016 1:06:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Election Projection ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Elliott
    Over the last 30 years or so, one aspect of presidential elections has been pretty consistent. The GOP nominee usually doesn’t have to break a sweat to carry the southern states. From 1980 through 2004, with two notable exceptions – Jimmy Carter’s home state of Georgia in 1980 and a few states during southern-boy Bill Clinton’s two runs – Republicans enjoyed complete dominance in the swath of states from Virginia to Texas That may be changing. This year’s battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is unusual to say the least. Not in my lifetime have two candidates with unfavorables...
  • Senior Republicans say RNC must stick with Trump or risk losing Congress (he's trapped them!)

    08/17/2016 5:08:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/17/16 | Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh
    Senior Republicans in Washington are quietly advising the Republican National Committee to continue its financial investment behind Donald Trump, arguing that the committee needs to help keep the race competitive with Hillary Clinton or risk an electoral bloodbath that would flip control of Congress. As some former and current GOP officials are urging RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to abandon Trump and shift resources down-ticket, others say the party committee needs to prevent Trump from losing by such a large margin that it would make it virtually impossible to hang onto endangered Republican seats.
  • The National Popular Vote: Vicious Democracy

    08/17/2016 2:20:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 17th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Democracy stinks. History is littered with short-live democracies that cratered between the bloodlettings of factions going at each other’s throats. Our Framers were well aware of their shortcomings from the lessons of history and their personal experiences since 1776. Popular election, the democratic element in the Framers’ Constitution, was limited to the House of Representatives. This satisfied the Declaration’s maxim that consent of the governed serves as the just basis of government. In Article II, the sovereign people assigned their Natural Right to elect their chief executive to another body, their state legislatures. As discussed in a recent blog post...
  • The GOP Elite Want To Make Establishment Great Again

    08/13/2016 11:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In November, Americans will elect either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as president. All minor party candidates as well as an upstart “conservative” alternative to Donald Trump have no prayer of victory. Any Republican or conservative who does not support the GOP nominee might as well join former liberal Connecticut Republican Congressman Chris Shays and formally endorse Hillary Clinton. There are many groups of Republicans who are aiding and abetting Hillary Clinton. The establishment Republicans such as Bill Kristol, Mitt Romney and the Bush family are not supporting Trump. There is also a group of “Never Trump” conservatives such as...
  • McConnell: GOP chances to keep Senate are 'very dicey'

    08/11/2016 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 101 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2016 5:02 PM EDT | Bruce Schreiner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey,” sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee Donald Trump. […] Twenty-four GOP-held seats are on the ballot this year, compared with 10 for Democrats, he noted. McConnell was promoted to majority leader two years ago when a Republican surge wrested Senate control from Democrats. McConnell did not mention Trump as being a drag on Republican down-ballot races, but he chided Trump’s campaign tactics. The Kentucky senator said he hopes Trump “settles down and follows...
  • How Evan McMullin Plans to Overcome Ballot Access Hurdles [sue to get on ballots]

    08/10/2016 11:01:23 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/10/2016 | Michael Warren
    It seems a near-impossible hill for Evan McMullin, independent candidate for president, to climb. With the filing deadlines in half of the states already past and several more approaching in the coming days, the unknown 40-year-old former CIA agent doesn't have a straightforward way even to appear on the ballot. Despite the odds, McMullin sounds optimistic. "We expect to be on a broad number of states' [ballots], and in some especially critical states across the country. And we expect to be competitive. And we do see, even at this late hour, a difficult but very possible route to winning, and...
  • Analysis: Trump campaign has spent $0 on television advertising

    08/09/2016 10:51:31 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Less than 100 days before the general election, Donald Trump has still not spent a dime on television advertising, even as Hillary Clinton floods the airwaves with tens of millions of dollars in ad spending. According to an analysis by NBC News, the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign has spent $52 million on television ads, many of which have been concentrated in the battleground states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the election. The Trump campaign, by comparison, has spent zero dollars. Even the two third-party presidential candidates, Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian Party nominee Gary...
  • Donald Trump thanks GOP national security officials for opposing him

    08/09/2016 4:30:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump thanked a group of Republican national security officials Monday for coming out against his candidacy, saying it is good for voters to now know who is to blame for “making the world such a dangerous place.” . . . Mr. Trump countered in a statement of his own, saying the signatories "are nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power, and it's time they are held accountable for their actions." . . . "It's time we put our foot down and declare that their gravy train is over: no longer will Crooked Hillary...
  • Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Presidential Bid

    08/08/2016 6:59:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2016 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Evan McMullin, a former CIA counterterrorism operative, will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump, the group backing the candidate told ABC News today. The group, Better for America, has been working for months on trying to select a candidate and get on ballots throughout the country. In some states, like Texas, they will likely have to sue to get on the ballot. It's an extreme uphill climb, but they are confident McMullin, 40, can act as a disruptor who they hope can peel off some red states in a race where some Republicans are still...
  • How in the world is John McCain still supporting Donald Trump anyway?

    08/02/2016 6:46:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) still counts himself a Donald Trump supporter -- at least, last we checked. Even in roundly criticizing Trump's attack on the parents of a fallen Muslim U.S. soldier, he reiterated Monday that he will support Trump. Now we have Trump's response to the criticism and the continued support: the Republican nominee told The Post on Tuesday he's not necessarily backing McCain or House Speaker Paul Ryan in their contested primaries. McCain has options. He can keep supporting a guy who won't support him. Or he can withdraw his Trump endorsement at the risk of it looking...
  • GOP lawmaker: Vote for Clinton 'if you want to herd goats'

    08/01/2016 2:55:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 1, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., suggested Monday that Hillary Clinton's economic agenda would decimate American workers to the point where they'd have to herd goats. "If you want to herd goats, vote Hillary," Brat in a Facebook post. "If you want less tourism, and less economic growth, vote Hillary." "If you want to devastate your homeland, vote for globalist elites who think they know better than you what's best for you, and you will get your dream," he added.
  • McCain warns Trump: 'Arizona is watching'

    08/01/2016 8:01:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 1, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    John McCain warned Donald Trump on Monday that his feud with the Muslim father of a slain U.S. Army captain is putting him on even shakier ground with Republican voters, and Trump needs to set a much better example if he hopes to win GOP votes. "Arizona is watching," McCain warned in a statement. "It is time for Donald Trump to set the example for our country and the future of the Republican Party. While our party has bestowed up on him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us."
  • Debate Commission Tells Trump The Dates Are Set

    07/31/2016 4:35:24 PM PDT · by bkopto · 66 replies
    All Media NY ^ | 7/31/2016 | staff
    Responding to Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee's complaints about the debate schedule, the Commission on Presidential Debates on Sunday said the schedule is set. In order to select the best nights for the 2016 debates, the CPD started working more than 18 months ago to identify religious and federal holidays, baseball league playoff games, NFL games, and other events. Donald Trump and RNC officials have complained that two of the three scheduled presidential and one vice-presidential debates overlap with NFL games.
  • Hillary Clinton promises to heal America, but it's Trump who sets the agenda

    07/30/2016 4:59:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 30, 2016 | Tim Stanley
    Hillary Clinton is on a mission to prove that any little girl can grow up to be president. So long as she marries one first. Last week’s Democratic convention in Philadelphia displayed American liberalism in all its hyper-wealthy, incestuous glory. Chelsea Clinton was showcased as an heir apparent; Bill Clinton – the future First Gentleman – played with the balloons that fell from the ceiling. “And didn’t Michelle Obama give a good speech?” the Democrats asked themselves. Well, perhaps she’d like to be president someday too? Everybody gets a turn in liberal land. Everybody except rebel socialist Bernie Sanders....
  • Final primary spending numbers are in; see who's more embarrassed than Lindsey Graham

    07/30/2016 7:37:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Scott Morefield
    The most "inefficient" candidate? Why, Lindsey Graham, of course. I know, I know. Did ANYONE vote for Lindsey Graham? Well, 5,623 souls to be exact, or enough to fill up a Columbia 1-AA football stadium. Since Graham paid a total of $5,700,248 for all those votes, or $1,013.74 per vote, he wins the prize for electoral waste. . . In fairness to Graham and others who exited the race early, generally those who invested a ton of money in the early primaries only to fail and drop out were by far the least efficient candidates. For example, Jeb Bush spent...
  • Biden unleashes on Trump: 'He has no clue, period'

    07/27/2016 9:32:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 75 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2016 | Joe Kovac
    "How can there be pleasure in saying, 'You’re fired!?' asked Biden. Biden said Trump is "a man who embraces the tactics of our enemies," including torture and religious intolerance. "We cannot elect a man who exploits our fears of ISIS and other terrorists," he said. "Donald Trump with all his rhetoric would literally make us less safe. We simply cannot let that happen as Americans."
  • he hard truth for Republican politicians: Trump is their passport to success

    06/19/2016 7:12:54 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    teh Guardian ^ | 06/19/2016 | Chris R Barron
    Republicans in competitive down-ticket races are fighting to distance themselves from the party’s nominee. It’s a recipe for failure Whether Republicans in competitive races in the House and Senate like it or not, their fate is inexorably tied to that of the Republican nominee for president – Donald Trump. Over the last few decades, as the partisan divide widened, we have increasingly become a nation of straight-ticket voters. These facts haven’t stopped Republicans in competitive races in November from trying – almost assuredly in futility – to distance themselves from statements by Trump they believe will be unpopular in their...
  • Trump Speech On Islam At St. Anselm College NH (MUST READ!!!)

    06/13/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 91 replies
    Trump's Official Facebook Page ^ | 06/13/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Trump at Saint Anselm College. 1 hr · DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY Thank you for joining me today. This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of Radical Islamic Terrorism, she would be. Even her former Secret Service Agent, who has seen her under pressure and in times of stress, has stated that she lacks the temperament and integrity to be president. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss these important issues at a later time, and I will deliver that speech soon....
  • Gov. Walker calls choice between Trump and Clinton a "sad" one

    06/08/2016 8:37:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 67 replies
    WKOW ^ | June 8, 2016 | Greg Neumann
    Just days after Donald Trump questioned whether a federal judge could fairly preside over the lawsuit filed against Trump University due to his Mexican heritage, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) seemed to question whether he can still support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in November. "It's just sad in America that we have such poor choices right now," Gov. Walker told 27 News, after disavowing Trump's racist comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Walker, who has expressed tepid support for Trump since he became the presumptive nominee last month, wouldn't say that whether would continue to endorse him going forward.
  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/did-bernie-sanders-just-hand-trump-the-election
  • I Smell a Landslide

    06/06/2016 2:54:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 6th, 2016 | Richard Brodsky
    The 2016 presidential election is unfolding like a Greek tragedy. With a few changes. A tragic hero, burdened by a fatal flaw, inexorably strides toward destruction; unstoppable, resolute and impervious to those who beg him to change. Thus proceeds the Donald. I hasten to stipulate that the word “hero” is hard to apply. We commonly associate the word with bravery, intelligence and vision. With Trump, not so much. But the past week has shown us a leader, and a leader he is, with a fatal flaw: an inability to adjust his character to reality. His campaign is one of personal...
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump Post-Election Press Conference 6/07/2016 @ 9pm EDT Westchester, NY

    06/06/2016 4:20:49 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,328 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend a post-election press conference with Donald J. Trump When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9PM EDT Where: Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY Attire: PJs (Black Tie Optional) Dom Perignon and a selection of appetizers and French pastries with be served. R.S.V.P @ nikos1121
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    At 5pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate:
  • Trump decides he won't debate Bernie Sanders

    05/27/2016 1:40:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Friday said it would be “inappropriate” to hold a debate with Bernie Sanders, throwing cold water on an idea that had captivated the political world in recent days. "As much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders — and it would be an easy payday — I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be," Trump said in a statement. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee added that it "seems inappropriate" to debate the "second place finisher."
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 12:28:41 PM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 2 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • Table Talk Episode 30: Donald Trump Wins while Hillary and Bernie duke it out

    05/23/2016 3:11:08 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 4 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diamond & Silk
    "Diamond and Silk talk about their Women United For Trump event in Virginia. Donald Trump Win Win Win and take the lead over Hillary. Hillary and Bernie fight for the nomination. Warning (Some Salty Language)"
  • Former Governor Rick Perry Predicts Trump Will Win 37 States in Landslide

    05/18/2016 12:29:46 PM PDT · by GilGil · 159 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted during a private phone call Wednesday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could carry more than 35 states in the November election. “The more I spend time with him, the more I talk with him, the more I see how he has analyzed this country properly at this point in time, I feel very comfortable that we’re going to win,” Perry told donors during a conference call hosted by the pro-Trump Great America PAC. “I think we have the potential to win overwhelmingly,” he added. “I’m talking a 35, 36, 37-state victory. Just...
  • Trump vs. Hillary - The Heavyweight Fight Round by Round. Round One

    05/11/2016 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 21 replies
    We’re at ringside folks and this should be a good one. Hillary’s backers assumed she’d take the crown without a fight, but Trump has other ideas. The Clinton Team is used to delivering hits without their opponents laying a glove on them. But they have never seen the likes of Donald Trump and his “Bum of the Month Club” where he has beaten sixteen rivals in the last nine months. He looks fresh. He looks ready. Against Hillary, he says he will “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Her hands can’t hit what her eyes can’t see.”...
  • Harry Reid: Democrats Will Take Senate Majority

    05/05/2016 7:12:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid vows that a Democratic takeover of the Senate is fairly certain in the November elections. Discussing the race for president, Reid said he was confident that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would win the party's nomination and then the general election. He stressed her intelligence and ability to grasp the issues on a wide variety of subjects. Reid harshly criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he "can't imagine how the establishment Republicans feel about somebody who’s about as far from anything that anyone believes in as Donald Trump. I can’t imagine this man being the...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    Donald Trump won’t self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a “world-class finance organization,” the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, “I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries,” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as “puppets” for...
  • The Trump nightmare is real. Clinton could lose this

    05/04/2016 5:59:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    NJ.com Star-Ledger Editorial Board ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom moran
    In May of 1988 Gov. Michael Dukakis had a 10-point lead over his Republican rival, the same margin that Hillary Clinton has today. He lost. And she could, too. Don't comfort yourself too much by looking at the horse race polls. Those are about Donald Trump's weakness, not Clinton's strength. A fresh Washington Post poll shows that only 37 percent of American voters trust her, and the number is dropping -- even before her well-fed opponents have begun to pound the airwaves with slimy attack ads on her. And let's face it: It is not beyond the imagination to think...
  • This election is going to suck: Why Hillary vs. Trump will be vicious, infuriating & bad for America

    05/04/2016 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Milhous · 93 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:10 PM UTC | Jack Mirkinson
    This is really happening, people. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. Just saying it still feels strange, but then again, pretty much everything about this most shocking and chaotic of election seasons has been deeply surreal.
  • 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...