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  • Lindsey Graham laughs at The Donald's debate performance and cracks cocaine joke at his expense

    09/29/2016 9:15:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    The South Carolina Republican, who previously went on record to say he's not voting for Trump nor Clinton, has now put himself in a position to play pundit and he used his time onstage to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the two major party candidates. But first, as he started a Q&A with Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson, he told a joke. 'I have the sniffles and I'm not using cocaine. I promise you,' Graham said.
  • Jeb Bush responds to reports his father will vote Clinton

    09/29/2016 8:30:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 29, 2016 | Becket Adams
    Jeb Bush appeared Thursday evening to confirm earlier reports that his father plans to vote for Hillary Clinton against GOP nominee Donald Trump. "I thought it was a little inappropriate for a person to overhear a frail, 92-year-old man in a private setting at a reception for the Points of Light Foundation, which focuses on volunteerism, to hear this and then immediately go on Facebook and put it on there, and go on national television and not even show up at the board meeting," Bush told NBC News' Jordan Frasier Thursday evening.
  • Chelsea Clinton: ‘I Didn’t Know My Mom Had Pneumonia’

    09/29/2016 5:53:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Kaitlan Collins
    Chelsea Clinton said she didn’t know Hillary Clinton had pneumonia until she stumbled out of a 9/11 commemoration ceremony. During an interview with Cosmopolitan published Wednesday, the daughter of the Democratic nominee was asked why her mother didn’t disclose her illness to voters sooner when Chelsea admitted that not even she knew about it. “Well, I didn’t know that she had pneumonia,” Clinton told the magazine. “I didn’t know she had pneumonia until she came over to my apartment.”
  • Democratic National Committee Expands Presence in Texas

    09/29/2016 5:27:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 28, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Texas is set to become the fourth state participating in the DNC's Victory Leaders Council program, which establishes groups of prominent state Democrats to work directly with the party operation in Washington. . . Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, spent two days in the state last week, holding a Houston rally in which he declared that he and Clinton "take Texas very seriously." . . Texas Republicans have derided initiatives like the DNC's as superficial efforts to make the state look more competitive than it really is. On Wednesday, the state party responded to the Texas Victory Leaders Council by...
  • Felons in county jails to be allowed to vote in California elections

    09/28/2016 8:20:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Patrick McGreevy
    Despite widespread opposition from law enforcement, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will allow thousands of felons in county jails to vote in California elections as part of an effort to speed their transition back into society. Through a representative, Brown declined to comment on the bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), who said it would reduce the likelihood of convicts committing new crimes.
  • Alec Baldwin is the new Donald Trump on 'Saturday Night Live'

    09/28/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 28, 2016 | Frank Pallotta
    Alec Baldwin has played many roles in his career, but he's about to take on the yugest one yet. Baldwin will play the role of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" this season. The actor will play the businessman turned candidate at least until the election, according to a source with knowledge of the casting.
  • Trump: Clinton takes days off but 'can't even make it to her car'

    09/28/2016 6:10:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 28, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Donald Trump took a shot at Hillary Clinton over her recent health episode by knocking her brief absence from the campaign trail, saying that she takes days off and then "can't even make it to her car." "I've been out there since June 16th, it's been full time. All the time. You see all the days off that Hillary takes?" Trump asked supporters during an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Alabama Rep. Ed Henry stands by Tweet referring to Bill Clinton as "likely a rapist."

    09/28/2016 7:58:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    WAAY ABC 31 ^ | September 27, 2016 | Bill Young
    <p>Hillary Clinton's sexism allegations against Republican Alabama State Representative Ed Henry, a Republican out of Hartselle, doubled down Tuesday on his position regarding a Tweet sent after last night's Presidential debate where he said that former President Bill Clinton is likely a rapist.</p>
  • Judge blocks Election Day registration at Illinois polling places

    09/28/2016 7:35:00 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/28/2016 | Leonor Vivanco and Rick Pearson
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked Election Day voter registration at polling places in Illinois, declaring a state law allowing the practice unconstitutional because it created one set of rules for cities and another for rural areas. Voters will still be able to register Nov. 8 and cast a ballot for president but only at a limited number of sites, including the county clerk's office, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. The ruling, handed down on National Voter Registration Day, is the latest front in a broader battle between Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan and Republicans led...
  • Poll: Only 36% trust Hillary Clinton’s health

    09/28/2016 6:42:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    The Mercury ^ | September 28, 2016 | LAURAN NEERGAARD and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON — The “stamina,” the “look”: A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump’s insinuations about Hillary Clinton’s health. They’re ignoring the medical reports. Voters — especially men — have more confidence that Trump is healthy enough for the presidency than Clinton, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll. . . Another gender divide: Nearly half of women but just 4 in 10 men think Clinton’s health is getting too much attention, found the poll, which was taken before the presidential candidates’ debate on Monday.
  • Trump campaign: Hillary Clinton’s health ‘absolutely’ an issue

    09/28/2016 6:21:45 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager on Wednesday said Hillary Clinton’s health is “absolutely” an issue, along with her stamina. “I think absolutely her health is an issue,” David Bossie, Mr. Trump’s deputy campaign manager, said on “Fox and Friends.” “Her stamina is an issue, whether or not she’s going to be able to fulfill her office.” . . Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a prominent Trump supporter, has encouraged people to go online and type in “Hillary Clinton illness” to investigate things for themselves.
  • Trump pledges ‘extremely rough’ attacks on Clinton over husband Bill’s AFFAIRS in debate

    09/28/2016 5:26:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Express-UK ^ | September 28, 2016 | Charlie Bayliss
    Donaldf Trump has warned he is willing to unleash “extremely rough” personal attacks on Hillary Clinton in the next Presidential debate. The Republican hopeful said he came close to exploiting Bill Clinton’s previous sex scandals but chose not to because the Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, was in attendance. .. Following the debate, Hillary Clinton’s official Twitter account released a short video of the Venezuelan model detailing the reported abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of Trump
  • High-profile Republican to endorse Clinton on Wednesday

    09/28/2016 5:06:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    A high-profile Republican will officially endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, the Democratic nominee's campaign announced Tuesday evening. Former Navy secretary and Sen. John Warner is set to back Clinton Wednesday morning, adding his name to the list of conservatives who have picked the Obama Cabinet member over Republican nominee Donald Trump.
  • Jeb Bush to lecture at Harvard

    09/27/2016 6:39:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    On Thursday, Bush will give a lecture in the Edwin L. Godkin annual series that will focus on the lack of economic and social mobility in the U.S. and how the country should address those issues. Bush will be a guest lecturer for a course in the school's Program on Education Policy and Governance called "The Political Economy of the School."
  • Cruz offers to help Trump prep for next debate

    09/27/2016 11:45:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 127 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Ted Cruz said on Tuesday he is willing to help Donald Trump prepare for his next debate with Hillary Clinton. "I am happy to help," Cruz said on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Tuesday morning. "I have conveyed that to them." . . "I think he really went after Hillary, which was a good thing," Cruz told Hewitt. "Anyone who is swooning at Hillary's performance last night, that's a pretty good indication that you're a card-carrying member of the liberal media, especially in the first half hour. I think Donald very much had the upper hand over Hillary. Hillary was...
  • Trump Adviser Sam Clovis: ‘It’ll Be Very Clear Tonight That He’s Done a Great Deal of Preparation’

    09/26/2016 3:55:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    In terms of Trump’s preparation, Clovis said, “I think what he’s done is, like we’ve done with almost every other opportunity like this, he is focused. He’s taking this very seriously.” “He won’t prep like Mrs. Clinton did,” asserted Clovis, who elaborated
  • Independent Candidate Evan McMullin Denounces Trump as Racist

    09/26/2016 11:02:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 25, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin on Sunday labeled Republican nominee Donald Trump a racist, calling for more people to "come out and say that cleanly." "Donald Trump is a racist," McMullin said in an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. "Trump is a racist brand. We need to call a spade a spade, and any American leader needs to stand up for equality in this country."
  • University of Utah finds legal case to impeach Trump should he be elected

    09/26/2016 9:19:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 91 replies
    KUTV ^ | September 22, 2016 | Sara Weber
    (KUTV) Researchers at the University of Utah say there's a strong case to impeach Donald Trump, should he be elected as president. Law professor Christopher Peterson said he found ample evidence to charge the Republican candidate with fraud and racketeering, both of which are considered felonies within state and federal law.
  • Long Island Teacher Disciplined after Calling Pro-Trump Students Racist

    09/26/2016 8:10:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Smithtown High School West teacher Veronica Welsh said her students were racist if they support Donald Trump. Welsh was reportedly disciplined after her slanderous Facebook post. . . The school’s superintendent called the posting an extremely unfortunate incident and highly inappropriate. Welsh was not in school Friday, and CBS2 was not able to reach her at her home nor on her phone.
  • Video: Hillary Clinton Conquers Stairs, Curb with Aides Watching Closely

    09/26/2016 7:53:55 AM PDT · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2016
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gingerly navigated stairs and a curb as she slowly left a building to enter a vehicle in Manhattan Sunday afternoon, with several staffers and her security detail closely monitoring her progress. In a video taken by an ABC News reporter, Clinton emerges from the building, holding onto the door frame while two aides hold the door open — one above her, one below her. She then takes a sideways step towards the metal railing and slowly makes her way down the stairs with an apparent Secret Service agent behind her.
  • Disturbing VIRAL PHOTO of Hillary Surrogate Mark Cuban SEXUALLY DEGRADING Women

    09/25/2016 7:30:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    TRUTHFEED ^ | September 25, 2016 | Amy Moreno
    Mark Cuban, the unhinged star of Shark Tank and Hillary Clinton Fanboy, apparently has a dark and disturbing past of abusing and sexually accosting women. Cuban, who promoted teen porn series “Girls Gone Wild,” and is also famous for saying that he’d “cross the street if he saw a black person in a hoodie,” is Hillary’s VIP GUEST at Monday’s debate. It’s disturbing that she would invite someone with a dark and disturbing anti-woman past – however, it gets worse. A recently uncovered photo of Mark Cuban pulling a woman’s hair, while exposing himself has emerged.
  • The Man Who Would Be Johnsoned

    09/25/2016 5:52:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    Tomorrow night’s first presidential debate moves the race into a head-to-head match-up between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — since the private, two-party controlled Commission on Presidential Debates decided to deny voters an opportunity to hear from Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein.Mr. Trump seems happy to have Hillary Clinton mano a mano — or hombre contra la mujer (man against woman). Should he be?Observe that Trump’s debate success throughout the Republican Party primary contest was mostly against a crowded field — and never once one-on-one.Moreover, months of polling have demonstrated repeatedly that Trump gains ground against...
  • Donald Trump Tombstone to Be Displayed in Brooklyn Art Gallery

    09/24/2016 8:24:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The tombstone will reportedly be displayed on a raised platform along with a photo from Central Park and a gravestone rubbing. “The exhibit feels like an opportunity for pro-Trump people to come and cause trouble, so we’ll have security,” Whiteley told the paper. The Christopher Stout Gallery is opening its second year of programming with the Trump tombstone exhibit. The gallery describes itself as a “contemporary art gallery showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists.”
  • Top Psychiatrist Says Hillary Clinton Should Drop Out Of Monday’s Presidential Debate

    09/24/2016 3:08:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 24, 2016 | Hannah Bleau
    “How do I think she should prepare? I think she should say I’m going to hold three press conferences, I’m not doing the debates. Because it’s like the third rail,” Ablow said. “I don’t know that debating Donald Trump is something you can plan for great success with. It’s like getting in the ring with Muhammad Ali. Because you got the rodeo clown and the skilled boxer in one person. In a way if I would have been advising Hillary Clinton I would say listen, say that he’s a reality TV host that’s been beyond the pale and simply don’t...
  • Clinton team making last-minute play to work the refs ahead of the first debate

    09/24/2016 1:33:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2016 | Becket Adams
    "I recognize … it is unprecedented, at least in modern times, to hold a conference to talk about special precautions that need to be taken because your opponent is a habitual liar. But that is the circumstance that we are in," Palmieri said Friday. She went on, and continued to work the referees by stating her team is worried about the moderators situation. "For the moderator to let lies … go unchallenged would give Donald Trump an unfair advantage, and we believe it is the role of the moderator, particularly in this case to call out those lies and to...
  • Trump goes big with expected $140 million ad buy

    09/24/2016 8:57:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Republican nominee's team will devote $60 million of the TV ads to local markets, including Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maine, New Mexico and Wisconsin. The remaining $40 million of TV funding will go toward national commercials. Trump threw down $15 million on Friday alone.
  • Trump: 'There's something going on' with Clinton

    09/22/2016 6:18:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 22, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Donald Trump said on Thursday that the American people will discover "what's going on" with Hillary Clinton when the Republican and Democratic nominees meet on the debate stage next week. The Republican nominee delivered the ominous message on Fox News, while saying he intends to remain calm during the presidential debate Monday. "We'll stay cool, I mean we'll see what happens with her and we'll see what's going on with her because there's something going on that a lot of people are trying to figure out," Trump said. "And we're just going to see what it is."
  • Trump: I might vote for Clinton too if I were Bush

    09/21/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "Look, I fought his son very hard. It was a very tough battle — Jeb, and Jeb lost. He was expected to win," Trump told Time Warner News prior to a rally in North Carolina Wednesday. "He was expected to be the nominee and he lost." "We're leading all over, and we seem to be doing very well. But I fought him and it was a very nasty contest. It was very nasty and I can understand that," Trump said. "Frankly, if I were him, maybe I'd go that direction too. Look, Jeb Bush signed a pledge. He didn't honor...
  • Donald Trump, Mike Pence to campaign at Cleveland Heights church

    09/21/2016 5:55:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | Setpember 21, 2016 | Jessica Dill
    Trump and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will take part in a discussion with pastors at the sanctuary of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights around 9 a.m. Following that meeting, Trump will participate in the taping of a town hall discussion focusing on issues affecting African-American voters. It will air on Fox News Channel program "Hannity" on Wednesday night. The church’s pastor, Dr. Darrell Scott, said the event was moved to Cleveland from Columbus on Sunday to provide adequate space for the taping of the Fox News town hall.
  • Debate etiquette: Should Trump call his opponent 'Crooked Hillary' on stage?

    09/20/2016 5:39:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    The survey itself was created by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, a veteran pollster herself. It asks for practical input on 14 policy items, from illegal immigration to the $19 trillion federal debt. But it also seeks advice on a broader scope. Should Mr. Trump defend his agenda, attack Mrs. Clinton’s ideas or present an equal balance between the two? Here’s a few more questions from the poll, verbatim: "Do you think Trump should refer to Hillary as 'Crooked Hillary' on stage? "Should Trump call out Hillary's reluctance to say 'radical Islamic terrorism' and her underlying fear of being politically incorrect?...
  • Obama claims sexism is the reason Hillary Clinton isn't doing well

    09/19/2016 6:05:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    "There's a reason why we haven't had a woman president," Obama said at the fundraiser for Clinton. "We as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women and it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly." Obama added later: "This should not be a close election but it will be, and the reason it will be is not because of Hillary's flaws."
  • Donald Trump will win US presidency, Tim Farron predicts (UK Liberal Democratic Party Leader)

    09/18/2016 4:40:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BT ^ | September 18, 2016
    Donald Trump will win the US presidency because the same groups of people who swung the Brexit referendum will turn out to vote for him, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has predicted. Mr Farron said that the fiery Republican candidate will be boosted, like the Leave cause was, by a high turnout from people who do not usually vote. "My gut tells me he won't win. Do people really want his hand on the button? But, logically, I assume he will," Mr Farron said to delegates at the party conference. Mr Farron was taking part in a jovial conversation with...
  • Florida Democrat: 'Hillary is Under No Illusions That You Want to Have Sex With Her'

    09/13/2016 7:38:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 13, 2016 | Brent Scher
    A Florida Democrat running for Congress was caught on tape saying that Hillary Clinton "is under no illusions that you want to have sex with her," according to the Miami Herald. The comment from Joe Garcia, a former congressman attempting to regain his seat, came during an attempt to explain how Clinton reminds him of former President Lyndon Johnson.
  • Cokie Roberts: Dems ‘Nervously Beginning to Whisper’ About Hillary Replacement; Floats Biden...

    09/12/2016 6:59:14 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 228 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts offered her thoughts on the apparent health issues regarding Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the how the party could be looking to handle things if a replacement is needed for Clinton. According to Roberts, there was already conversation within the party about such a possibility. “The fact that it comes now when the polls are tightening and Democrats are already saying that Hillary was the only candidate who could not beat Trump and it is taking her off of the campaign trail, canceling her trip to California – it...
  • Goodbye Gary, Goodbye Mitt

    09/10/2016 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Just one day after jealous 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recommended that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, be included in the debates, the idea has been exposed as patently ridiculous. On Thursday’s edition of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” Johnson was asked “what about Aleppo?” Incredibly, the candidate who is auditioning to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, responded, “and what is Aleppo?” His ignorance of the city in the center of the Syrian civil war, the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II, is a disqualifier for Johnson’s quixotic presidential campaign. It is inexcusable...
  • The Flight 93 Election [must read]

    09/06/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by rpierce · 127 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 9/5/16 | Publius Decius Mus
    2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees. Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances. To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages...
  • Election 2016: Who Will Win the U.S. Senate?

    09/05/2016 5:03:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Election 2014 displayed one of the most incredible switches of U.S. Senate control in recent memory. The Republicans did not just take back the upper chamber—they wiped the floor with the Democrats. They bested some of their pettiest political tricks, including three different Democratic candidates in Montana, plus three-way races in other states. Nothing can top Election Day 1980, which produced a Republican majority with 12 Senate wins. Election Day 2014 produced nine seats, but could have been 11 if not for the intense infighting in Republican primaries. So, will 2016 turn into an epic landslide of the Democrats and...
  • “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...