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  • Here's How/Why Jeb Bush Will Win the GOP Nomination

    11/19/2015 3:25:43 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/2015 | Andy Ostroy
    A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Donald Trump Could Win the Republican Nomination in a Blowout

    11/19/2015 5:37:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    Polling shows Trump to be dominant in New Hampshire, the first primary state of the nation. He's led every poll there since September, almost always by double digits and sometimes doubling or even tripling the support of his nearest rival. He edges Ben Carson in Iowa half a percentage point, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls taken there in the last month--statistically insignificant, but evidence that a Trump victory in the nation's first caucus can't be ruled out--and could likely be followed by a blowout victory in New Hampshire. "Trump's got an organization in place," Tyler DeHaan, the chairman...
  • Jindal is out.

    11/17/2015 3:09:13 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 50 replies
    Fox News | 11/17/15 | Fox News
    Kind all just announced on Bret Baiers show that suspended his campaign.
  • Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win (Drudge Siren)

    11/12/2015 5:07:52 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 176 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015
    Less than three months before the kick-off Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.
  • Donald Trump Campaign First To Submit 15,000 Validated Signatures For VA Ballot Qualification‚Ķ

    11/11/2015 8:11:13 PM PST · by Red Steel · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 11, 2015 | sundance
    Great job Trump Team Virginia. Virginia is the second hardest state to qualify for ballot placement (hardest is Illinois). While the Trump team needed 5,000 signatures, plus 200 per congressional district (11), team Trump submitted 15,000 signatures which were verified and validated !! Donald Trump is now the first, and so far only, candidate to reach these challenging VA qualifications. The remaining campaigns have less than a month remaining to qualify. The primary date is scheduled for March 1st. RVA PRESS RELEASE - The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is pleased to announce that Donald Trump is the first Republican...
  • Poll: Trump leads Carson by 14 points nationwide!!!

    10/27/2015 9:28:09 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump is well ahead of the pack heading into Wednesday nightís third GOP presidential debate, according to a new poll. Trump has a 14-point lead over his competition before the contest in Boulder, Colo., according to the One America News Network (OAN) survey. Pollsters found support for Trump at 35.6 percent versus 21.7 percent for retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, his closest competition. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) trails the pair with 10.7 percent, OAN said. ďItís all Trump going into the third debate,Ē OAN CEO Robert Herring, Sr. said in a statement Tuesday morning. ďMr. Trumpís continued top national...
  • Bush on Trump, what election is about; Trump criticizes Bush campaign

    10/25/2015 8:15:20 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 104 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/24/2015 | CBS News' Donald Judd and Alan He contributed to this compilation
    <p>Jeb Bush is to drop out Monday according to political insiders and leaked memos from top aids to Jebís campaign team disclosed to the press this evening. Jeb is in huge trouble as he has lost coveted ground to Marco Rubio, and the GOP nomination is all but assured for Donald Trump. Mr. Trumpís surge in the polls took many for surprise, and he is still growing more powerful by the day.</p>
  • Rumor: Jeb Bush to drop out of race on Monday

    10/25/2015 8:04:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 160 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 10-25-2015 | admin
    There is a rumor going around that Jeb Bush will drop out of the GOP run for president on Monday, October 26th. Iíd like to believe this rumor, but so far itís only being reported by a few moderate web traffic sites. Itís long past due for Jeburrito to drop out of the race. Regardless if you like Trump or not, chances are you donít like Jeb Bush. He has the lowest favorables of any GOP candidate, including Trump.
  • The One Problem Mike Murphy Canít Solve: How to get voters to like Jeb Bush.

    10/21/2015 6:53:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/21/15 | Jim Newell
    Mike Murphy finds it all very funny that people think Jeb Bush is in trouble. The head of Bushís $100 million super PAC, Right to Rise, considers most political punditry this cycle to be stupid. Conceded. But both the stupid and occasional non-stupid pundits all agree on one thing: Things arenít going well for Bush, and one cannot assume that the old rules governing Republican presidential nominating contests will inevitably save him. Murphy outlined his thinking in a rare extended interview with Bloomberg Politics. Why? Most practically, to signal Right to Riseís thinking to the official Bush campaign and leery...
  • Ben Carson Is Receiving So Many Death Threats the Secret Service Is Stepping In

    10/20/2015 6:52:23 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 48 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | October 19, 2015 | Katie LaPotin
    According to a report published in Newsmax over the weekend, a source close to the government agency has confirmed that the Secret Service will provide Donald Trump with approximately two dozen agents as early as next week. Additionally, Newsmax reported that the Secret Service will provide government protection to former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson. According to the government source, the agencyís decision was prompted by an ďoff the chartsĒ number of threats, including death threats and terrorist chatter.
  • Bobby Jindal ponders skipping next debate

    10/20/2015 6:16:32 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2015 | David M. Drucker
    Bobby Jindal might withdraw from the undercard debate next week in Colorado. The Louisiana governor is lobbying the Republican National Committee and cable television network host CNBC to alter the eligibility criteria for the prime time debate. Jindal wants early state primary polling to count, versus just an average of national surveys. Jindal barely registers with voters nationally but is in the top 10 and rising in Iowa, and he could forgo the GOP's third televised debate in favor of campaigning there if changes aren't made. In an interview Monday, Jindal campaign officials said they concluded that the RNC and...
  • GOP vet: Trump win looking more and more likely

    10/18/2015 11:47:53 AM PDT · by libstripper · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | ByronYork
    "I've resisted the idea that Donald Trump could and would become the Republican nominee," writes GOP strategist Alex Castellanos in an email assessment of the presidential race. "Unhappily, I've changed my mind." Castellanos, who once said flatly that "Trump is not going to be the nominee," writes "the odds of Trump's success have increased and been validated in the past few weeks."
  • Ted Cruz: Trump wonít be the nominee and Iíll pick up most of his voters [Truce over?]

    10/09/2015 8:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Politico, skip to 12:00 of the clip below for the key bit. Oh, it‚Äôs on. Or is it? Normally, a candidate for president claiming that he‚Äôs going to peel away his opponents‚Äô supporters and win the nomination would be so banal that it wouldn‚Äôt qualify as news. It‚Äôs the ultimate ‚Äúdog bites man‚ÄĚ story. Of course Cruz believes this. If he didn‚Äôt, why would he be running? But these aren‚Äôt normal circumstances. Cruz is the only Republican in the field who has yet to utter a critical or discouraging syllable about Trump, part of his talk-radio-ish strategy not...
  • Scott Walker's presidential race exit might propel conservative agenda

    10/03/2015 3:09:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-15 | Jason Stein
    Madisonó The collapse of Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign could actually propel conservative legislation in Wisconsin over the next several months. From ending all public money to Planned Parenthood to allowing state retailers to sell goods at cost or at a loss, lawmakers are considering proposals that conservatives have sought to pass in Wisconsin for years. Bills before the Legislature this fall could put new limits on biomedical research and remake the state's ethics and elections agency. The controversial bills could match scientists against activists opposed to abortion and big Wisconsin retailers like Kwik Trip of La Crosse against far...
  • Carly Fiorina Is Basically A Transgendered Version of Jeb

    10/02/2015 11:08:43 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    News Machete ^ | 10/02/2015 | News Machete
    When Carly Fiorina rips into Hillary Clinton, the tendons in her neck snap taut like clotheslines, her eyes turn into human blinking machines, her voice roars like a buzzsaw, and low information Republican primary voters clap like trained seals. The reality is, however, that Carly Fiorina is a moderate Republican. The good people at have compiled a rather disturbing dossier of her political views. Immigration: Carly supports keeping birthright citizenships and allowing anchor babies, calling attempts to change the law a mere "distraction". She supports amnesty for so-called "Dreamers", and supported Marco Rubio's gang of 8 amnesty bill. (By...
  • The Dogs That Aren't Barking in the 2016 Campaign

    10/02/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Sherlock Holmes famously solved the mystery of the Silver Blaze by noting the dog that didn't bark in the night. It strikes me that in this wild and woolly campaign cycle there have been numerous dogs not barking in the night, or in the daytime either. Start with the race for the Democratic nomination, which has not unrolled as predicted. Every observer knows Hillary Clinton's numbers have been falling and Bernie Sanders' numbers have been rising, leading her in Iowa and New Hampshire. Every observer is waiting to see if Joe Biden will run, perhaps in time for the Democrats'...
  • Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    09/30/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies ^ | May 9, 2015 | MICHAEL BARBARO and STEVE EDER
    MIAMI ó One day in the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Marco Rubio, the young speaker of the House, strayed from the legislative proceedings to single out a lanky, silver-haired man seated in the balcony: a billionaire auto dealer named Norman Braman. This man, Mr. Rubio said in effusive remarks in 2008, was no ordinary billionaire, hoarding his cash or using it to pursue selfish passions. ďHeís used it,Ē Mr. Rubio said, ďto enrich the lives of so many people whose names you will never know.Ē As it turned out, one of the people enriched was Mr. Rubio himself. As Mr....
  • Jeb Bush Calls In Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

    09/29/2015 11:29:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15 | Mike Flynn
    On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. ďIím my own man,Ē Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, ďand my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences.Ē As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....
  • I Didn't Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

    09/27/2015 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | 9/42/15 | Bernie Goldberg
    I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood (the South Bronx) where just about everybody (if not literally everybody) voted Democratic. In college, I was a liberal Ė and proud of it. The big issue was civil rights and liberals were on the right side of that one while conservatives Ė yes, mostly Democrats from the South Ė were on both the wrong side of history and the wrong side of decency. When the issue of womenís rights came along, I was on board with that too. I didnít think much about taxes, mainly because I...
  • Ted Cruz is the Best Candidate for Millennials

    09/24/2015 9:58:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 34 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    If youíre looking for a candidate who will stand for principles against the establishment in our party and against our opponents on the Left, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the man to support for president on the Republican side. I can confidently say and promise that my vote in Virginiaís primary contest on Super Tuesday-March 1, 2016-will be cast for Senator Cruz as long as he remains in the race. (Luckily, thereís no indication of his campaign suffering or him exiting any time soon.) In fact, Wall Street Journal wrote in August 2015 that Cruz is among five plausible...
  • Foxís Roger Ailes to Sit Down with Donald Trump to Discuss Coverage

    09/24/2015 11:03:59 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 383 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 24th, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Only a day after Donald Trump announced that he was boycotting Fox Newsó and after Fox News announced they had cancelled him firstĖ the network has announced that they will enter talks with Trump to discuss his concerns. Below is the full statement, provided to Mediaite by a Fox News spokesperson: Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Foxís coverage of Mr. Trumpís presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has...
  • Who is Marco Rubio?

    09/24/2015 8:39:33 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Fox News
    Sen. Marco Rubio calls for a 'new American century' Presidential hopeful goes on 'Special Report' to discuss the Pope's views, GOP opponents and his record Last night, Marco Rubio was interviewed on the Special Report with Bret Baier. Some of his comments were on the money, some leave me wondering, "Just who is this guy?" See the entire (short) interview at:
  • Virginia Senate Republican Caucus footing $1,000 bill for Java with Jeb

    09/23/2015 9:21:14 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | September 23, 2015 | Virginia Senate Republican Caucus footing $1,000 bill for Java with Jeb
    The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus is footing the bill for republican presidential candidate Jeb Bushís visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol Thursday. The fundraising event, called Java with Jeb, only lasts an hour long, but we found out itís costing the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus $1,000 to rent the museum, according to public records. Birthplace of Country Music Executive Director Leah Ross says $1,000 is the standard rental cost. Java with Jeb starts at 11:45 tomorrow. The letter of agreement estimates 50 people will attend.
  • The Beginning of the End for Trump: His Sarah Palin Moment

    09/22/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · by upchuck · 124 replies
    Heff Po ^ | 9/22/15 | Arianna Huffington
    ... moment in the political life of every big-personality, more-sizzle-than-steak candidate when they step across the line of legitimacy, or illegitimacy (depending on your perspective), even for media addicted to the high ratings these candidate-entertainers provide. That moment for Sarah Palin was her Katie Couric interview in 2008 -- the hockey-mom-has-no-clothes revealing from which she, and the McCain campaign, never recovered. In Donald Trump's candidacy -- which The Huffington Post is appropriately covering in our Entertainment section -- the equivalent moment might have just happened. It was not the moment in the second Republican debate when Carly Fiorina carved him...
  • The emergency meeting that led Walker to quit

    09/22/2015 12:42:09 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/22/15, | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    Itís almost always bad news when a candidateís spouse calls an emergency meeting. But thatís what happened late last week when Scott Walkerís wife, Tonette, and his campaign chairman, Mike Grebe, reached out to a small number of longtime Walker aides and summoned them to the governorís mansion on Monday morning. Read more:
  • The Fall of Scott Walker

    09/21/2015 5:06:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 55 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/21/15 | e straker
    The new CNN poll has Scott Walker polling at less than one half of one percent, or effectively zero. Statistically speaking, no one supports Scott Walker, not his campaign staff, not his family, not even himself. He is the epitome of zero, zilch, nada. It is expected that he will soon discover a burning need to spend more time on governing Wisconsin, or to be with his family, or perhaps spend quality time with his motorcycle. But before he goes, what are some lessons from his fall? 1) Busting public unions is good, but it doesn't make you into a...
  • Can Romney Save Us From Trump?

    09/15/2015 5:02:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 111 replies ^ | 9/15/15 | Matt Latimer
    In a tastefully furnished conference room somewhere in the nationís capital, leaders of the GOP establishment are popping antacids and shaking their heads. Donald Trump is the face of their party now ó and thereís no stopping him. In the latest CNN poll, his lead has grown, due to increased support among two groups they assumed would grow to hate him: Republican women and college graduates. Every candidate challenging The Donald has seen his numbers drop. Ben Carson may be next over his rather dubious decision to attack Trump on illegal immigration ó the issue that propelled Trump to first...
  • The travesty of Rick Perry's failed campaign

    09/14/2015 9:08:15 AM PDT · by italyconservative · 57 replies
    The Week ^ | Sept. 14th, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Rick Perry dropping out of the 2016 presidential race is a damn shame. It's an indictment of Republican voters, who express a preference for entertainers and oddities, of the Republican Party apparatus that allowed Perry to languish at a "kid's table" debate, and the media institutions that spent more time talking about Donald Trump's hat than the success of governors.
  • Mika Harangues Morning Joe: Be Honest, Admit Trump 'Likely' GOP Nominee

    09/14/2015 6:24:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski: fired up and ready to go . . . for Donald Trump? Not exactly. It isn't that Mika's jumping on the Make America Great Again express. It's just that she wants "intellectual honesty" from her peers when it comes to admitting that Trump has gone from amusing sideshow who's sure to eventually crash to true frontrunner who is now likely to be the Republican nominee. You might not think of Brzezinski as being particularly data-driven, but on today's Morning Joe she repeatedly argued that there is no data supporting a Trump meltdown scenario. Going around the table with...
  • Donald Trump isnít playing by a different set of rules. Heís not playing by any rules.

    09/10/2015 1:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | September 10, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Imagine you are playing basketball and abiding by the generally accepted rules of the game: traveling, out of bounds, fouls, etc. Now imagine that the team you are playing against doesn't follow any of those rules. Also, there are no referees. Or think of it like "Calvinball" ¬ó the "game" from the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip. That should give you some sense of what it's like for the 16 Republican presidential candidates not named Donald Trump to run against the reality star/real-estate mogul. You can't win a fight with someone who isn't playing by the rules or doesn't, really,...
  • My Advice to Trump: Back to the Issues

    09/10/2015 1:52:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 166 replies
    Rush ^ | September 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now the news today. And it's... Well, it's what it is. The big news today is Trump. Trump seems to be the big news every day. Trump went out and did an interview with Rolling Stone. I don't know why. I don't know what the purpose was. I don't know what anybody thought was the upside there, but it's not for me to question. There was a time on this program maybe a month ago where some similar things were going on. And I very graciously, and with just overwhelming humility, came to the Golden EIB Microphone with just...
  • Rush Limbaugh Recognizes The GOPe Splitter StrategyÖ

    09/01/2015 6:31:32 PM PDT · by Amntn · 133 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/1/15 | Sundance
    The GOPe road map to nominate Jeb Bush is becoming more transparent each day. Since we initially outlined the construct of the establishment republican scheme we have been subjected to consistent criticism by those with a vested interest in either ignoring, or protecting, the fraud. However, today radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh joined us, and thus begins to awaken an even larger audience. We can expect the inbound fire to increase exponentially:
  • Yes, Trump does mean the end of the GOP

    08/27/2015 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 133 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27th, 2015 | By Tom Toles
    Lindsay Graham, as part of the taunt-war heís having with Donald Trump, says that if Trump wins the GOP nomination, it will mean the end of the Republican Party. Heís right, but Trump means the end of the Republican Party even if he doesnít get the nomination. I wrote a few weeks ago that Trump represents the Jump the Shark moment of the party. The GOP has been a rickety, unsustainable contraption of policy prescriptions that donít add up, donít really represent the coalitionís actual members, and is based on a backward-looking set of views appealing to an ever-shrinking demographic....
  • In Jorge Ramos, Donald Trump may have picked the wrong media star to tussle with (LA Times)

    08/26/2015 12:40:10 PM PDT · by Hostage · 58 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | August 26, 2015 | CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    In his latest showdown, Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference Tuesday, telling him to ďgo back to Univision.Ē Ramos, who like Trump is known for his confrontational style, didnít back down until he was escorted out of the room by security. Eventually, Ramos was invited back, where he sparred with Trump over the Republican candidateís immigration proposals. Trump has had some high-profile tiffs with media figures recently, battling publicly with Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, and on Tuesday with the networkís chairman, Roger Ailes. But prodding Ramos, who has been called the Spanish-language...
  • Trump leaving rivals in the dust

    08/25/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trumpís lead over the Republican primary field is growing, with new polls putting him well ahead of his rivals in two early primary states. The real estate magnate has opened up a 24-point lead in New Hampshire, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, with 35 percent of likely GOP primary voters supporting him.
  • Murdoch begins Ďdraft Bloombergí movement as market uncertainty rises

    08/24/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 74 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/24/2015 | Pras Subramanian
    The rumblings are beginning. Just as the Democratic party considers drafting a 2016 challenger into take on a floundering Hillary Clinton, GOP voices are speaking up about shaking up their primary race as well. Conservative stalwarts Bill Kristol is leaving the door open for an ďOctober surprise,Ē even suggesting the possibility that a business person, such as a ďsaner and sounderĒ version of Donald Trump, could emerge. Now enter a man who knows a thing or two of drumming up attention (and selling papers) - Rupert Murdoch. Just as massive stock drop has many investors eyeing the financial headlines, the...
  • Why Ben Carson Is Unexpectedly Surging Ahead

    08/19/2015 12:38:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies (Houston, TX) ^ | 08/19/2015 | RYAN STRUYK
    Second place in Iowa. Top three nationally. No, it's not Jeb Bush or Scott Walker -- it's Ben Carson. The neurosurgeon, who has never held elected office, is emerging from the middle tier as a top contender after the first Republican debate. Carson, the only black candidate in the 2016 presidential field, is polling at 12 percent in a national Fox News poll out Sunday and 14 percent in a CNN Iowa poll out last week -- good enough for second place in the GOP field behind only Donald Trump. Carson is in third place in a national CNN poll...
  • Donald Trump: Simply unstoppable

    08/19/2015 12:54:05 PM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    WND ^ | 8/18/2015 | Barry Farber
    Admit it. Donald Trump is a volcano in a forest of Ronson lighters. Youíre not going to stop him. He may carry all 50 states. The awareness of Trumpís invincibility is dawning slowly for several reasons. Nobody wants to be revealed as a fool if Trump flames out. Also, such a breathtaking prediction hates to be borne all alone. ďOut on a limbĒ is a lonely place for a pundit to be. Then, too, a lot of heretofore wise observers are obeying the instinct to adopt a ďbusiness as usualĒ stance. We put subconscious pressure on ourselves so that yesterdayís...
  • Ted Cruz and Donald Trump might campaign together

    08/19/2015 2:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | August 19, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTONĖSen. Ted Cruz caused a stir when he met in July with Donald Trump. But the two could be making a joint campaign appearance soon, according to The Daily Beast. The two Republican presidential candidatesí campaigns discussed holding an event together in Washington, D.C., and Trump invited Cruz on his trip to the border, a Trump insider told the website. While other candidates have denounced Trumpís controversial comments on immigration and Sen. John McCain--including former Gov. Rick PerryĖCruz defended the real estate mogul. ďOne of the reasons youíre seeing so many 2016 candidates go out of their way to smack...

    08/19/2015 2:44:46 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 117 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8/19/2015 | RightScoop
    Charlie Gasparino reports on Fox News that GOP donors have told him that both Rubio and Walker are planning an ad assault on Donald Trump after labor day in order to Ďreset the primaryí. This is sooner than they would have planned to do this, Gasparino says, but itís becoming critical for them: Gasparino says they arenít coordinating, but I suspect their donors who leaked this to him are certainly coordinating. After all their money is on the line.
  • Cruz, Trump in Secret Talks

    08/19/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by onyx · 154 replies
    THE DAILY BEAST ^ | 08.19.15 -- 1:15 AM ET | Tim Mak
    ¬ĎPlaying the Long Game¬í It¬ís a bromance with a payoff¬óthe senator has been developing the billionaire¬ís support and their aides are even discussing joint events, but if Trump drops out, Cruz aims to clean up.Donald Trump and Ted Cruz¬ís mutual admiration is turning into a conservative bromance¬óone that could have a huge strategic payoff for the Texas senator¬ís presidential campaign.Behind the scenes, Cruz has been methodologically developing Trump¬ís support. The two candidates have met in person at least five times and talk by phone occasionally. And in the future, they may even hold events together.The two campaigns privately discussed...
  • Trump Town Hall in New Hampshire [Live Thread]

    08/19/2015 4:08:28 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 235 replies
    August 19, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Trump will be holding a Town Hall in New Hampshire. Among issues anticipated to be asked of Trump will be immigration, social security, ISIS, etc.
  • 2016 is Upon Us

    08/19/2015 5:00:59 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2015 | Dennis Lund
    The president being the first poses an interesting scenario. It is hard to envision an incumbent president better placed to determine his successor. That may be by design, or it may be a perfect storm of circumstances coming together in recent months. Barely a month or so ago it was a forgone conclusion that Hillary would be the nominee. Today, her campaign is in shambles and the DNC is pushing panic buttons.
  • Donald Trump sinks GOPís 2016 dream team

    08/18/2015 8:55:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 8/28/25 | CNN Wire
    They were supposed to be the dream team. When the 2016 White House race ignited, the glut of talented, experienced, charismatic, young-but-seasoned and authentically conservative candidates delighted grassroots Republican activists. It was the GOPís deepest White House field in a generation. But Donald Trumpís summer surge has stolen the spotlight from these challengers for the conservative crown and left candidates such as Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul struggling for traction. -snip- Kevin Madden, a Republican strategist who worked for 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, said Trumpís opponents should be prepared to engage as a way of courting the...
  • A review of the inconsistencies of the major GOP candidates

    08/15/2015 8:57:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2015 | Newsmachete
    On Mark Levin's show on Friday he asked the question, "What is the process of the Republican primary process?" My answer is to vet the candidates. That's why for the past six months I've been writing whatever I can get my hands on regarding what the candidates have said or done. Not gossip, not rumors, but their own actual words, their own actual votes. Some readers haven't been happy with that, but I see my mission as to get the information out there and let you decide. Some voters may not care that Carly Fiorina effusively praised Islam right after...

    08/12/2015 10:42:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 8-12-2015 | DANIEL J. SCHULTZ
    Did you know that the Republican Party is only at half strength? ďHalf strength.Ē What does that mean? It means that in your voting precinct, where you live, the Republican Party only has, probably, one-half of the local, precinct-level, voting member slots of the Party filled with a warm body. These slots are called ďprecinct committeemanĒ in most states. And the reason conservatives have been pretty much impotent when it comes to having a voice ďinsideĒ the BEST political tool for defeating the Democrats Ė the Republican Party Ė is because not enough conservatives are ďinĒ the Republican Party where...
  • Amid Trump Mess, GOP Candidates Shine At RedState

    08/11/2015 5:49:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 11, 2015 | Byron York
    ATLANTA -- It's likely the Donald Trump melodrama is the only news you've heard from the RedState Gathering of conservatives in Atlanta. But something unusual happened here, and it had nothing to do with Trump. A parade of Republican presidential candidates marched through -- Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker -- and not one of them bombed. Not one underwhelmed, disappointed, or mailed it in. Instead, the GOP hopefuls were sharp, fired-up, and focused, even as the embarrassments of the latest Trump controversy threatened to overshadow it all....
  • GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage

    08/09/2015 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 28, 2015
    GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage Possible Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes it's "time to move on" from the same-sex marriage issue in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. "I do believe in traditional marriage and the court has ruled and it's time to move on," Kasich said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that there's "so many other things now that we have to focus on." Same-sex marriage opponent: conservative beliefs need to be respected Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention told CBS' "Face the Nation" that people...
  • RedState convention: 5 takeaways

    08/09/2015 11:09:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 9, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    Nine presidential candidates appeared this weekend at the annual gathering of conservatives. But Donald Trump, who got himself disinvited, was the one driving the conversation.ATLANTA ó It was the Donald Trump show that wasnít. The RedState Gathering, a high-profile annual convention of conservatives held here in Atlanta this weekend, drew nine presidential candidates. But the one driving the conversation was the one who wasnít there. Trump, who had been slated to speak at the event on Saturday evening, was uninvited by RedState head Erick Erickson on Friday evening, following crude comments Trump made about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after...
  • Conservative Review: Rating the GOP Presidential Candidates

    08/06/2015 9:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Conservative Talk show host Mark Levin highly recommends this site and their ratings. Click on the above link to see how the 2016 GOP Presidential candidates are rated according to: Budget, Spending & Debt Civil Liberties Education Energy and Development Foreign Policy and Defense Free Markets Healthcare and Entitlements Immigration Moral Issues Second Amendment Taxes, economy and Trade