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  • The NeverTrumper’s Dirty Little Secret

    07/28/2016 7:17:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 27, 2016, 11:47 am | F.H. BUCKLEY
    I talked to a friend yesterday...he told me of one dinner party at which two of the most prominent NeverTrumpers confessed why they want Hillary to win. They know they’ll have no access to the Trump White House if he wins. Nor would they have any access to a Hillary White House. The difference, however, is that their donor base would desert them in the event of a Trump victory, whereas they can raise money from donors in the event of a Hillary win. We had figured this out. We’re just surprised to hear them admit it.
  • Cruz, advisers collide over high-stakes GOP primary (even his own *advisers* ignoring him now...!)

    07/27/2016 12:27:19 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/27/2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Ted Cruz isn’t just colliding with Donald Trump since the Republican convention. He’s also at odds with some of his own advisers. At issue: a high-profile primary challenge to Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Cruz ally and tea party favorite who has long been a thorn in the side of the party establishment. Cruz has rushed to Huelskamp’s aid, providing him with a valuable endorsement just weeks before the Aug. 2 primary. But members of the Texas senator’s political team are working aggressively to defeat the embattled congressman. Two of the pillars of Cruz’s political operation, the consulting firms Axiom...
  • Cruz’s favorable rating nosedives after Trump non-endorsement

    07/25/2016 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned this in passing in the last post but it deserves extra attention. How often do you see a guy’s favorable rating within his own party cut nearly in half in the span of two weeks? Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.
  • What Donald Trump told me about Ted Cruz

    07/24/2016 11:29:23 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    Page Six ^ | July 24, 2016 | Cindy Adams
    “Ted had signed the Pledge. You know why? Because I made him do it. But two hours before his speech I wanted him thrown off. Reince thought not. See, we knew there’d be no endorsement. What we didn’t know is that he’d be booed out of the convention... Jeb’s too slow Alongside Karen Pence — Woody Johnson. As Reince Priebus took iPhone photos of Donald, I asked about Woody’s previous support of Jeb Bush. “After Jeb dropped out, I took a couple of weeks to reflect. Then went to see Donald. And signed on. Jeb was too slow. He’d give...
  • What Did Trump Really Say About Cruz' Wife and Father?

    07/21/2016 1:34:50 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 128 replies
    What Did Trump Really Say About Cruz' Wife and Father?
  • Cruz on Crying: "I Wasn't Going To Let Those SOBs Turn Lyin' Ted Into Cryin' Ted"

    07/20/2016 11:46:45 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 122 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 20, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Ted Cruz speaks at an event in Cleveland to thank his delegates and volunteers for their support during his 2016 primary run. "I'll just confess I didn't have the strength to do that and not breakdown," Cruz told supporters. "And we had 50 T.V. cameras there and I tell you, I wasn't going to let those SOBs turn Lyin' Ted into Cryin' Ted." Full transcript and story at link.
  • Ouch! Jeb!'s 3 Delegates Cost $50 Million a Pop, No Wonder He's Mad at Trump

    07/20/2016 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Jeb Bush's three delegates at the Republican National Convention cost him and his campaign around $50 million each.  After being the 'hands down' favorite to win the Republican primary with an unlimited bank account supporting him, Bush ended up spending all the money his donors had fundraised and losing the election in miserable fashion.  Ever since, Jeb and the entire Bush family have been extremely negative and reluctant to support the Republican nominee.  In May, (politically correct) Bush criticized Trump for eating a taco salad.  “What Trump did was so insensitive,” Bush told Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.  "First, not all Hispanics are Mexican,"...
  • Bush's three delegates cost $50 million each

    07/20/2016 4:50:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Jeb Bush's three delegates at the Republican National Convention cost him and his campaign about $50 million each. Bush, who ended his presidential campaign in February after a poor showing in South Carolina, had only three delegates vote for him at the Republicans' nominating convention Tuesday. His campaign and super PAC spent $46 million for each delegate, according to The Washington Post's Dave Weigel. He was a favorite going into the primary season and had substantial financial backing from his family network, but he was unable to muster the enthusiasm his campaign needed. Donald Trump's attacks on Bush as “low-energy”...
  • The man who could have stopped Donald Trump

    07/19/2016 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Mariner · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 19th, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    CNN couldn't stop Donald Trump. Neither could Fox News. Some of the nation's most influential conservatives, from Glenn Beck to Bill Kristol, were powerless. Karl Rove and the Bush family had no effect. Scandal after scandal failed to put a chink in his armor. And the 16 other GOP contenders, comprising some of the party's brightest and budding stars, proved to be impotent. But some observers say that one man may have had the power to prevent Donald Trump's accession within the Republican Party: Matt Drudge. "If Drudge had come out really negatively against Trump and had supported someone who...
  • Anthony Weiner on Republican Primary Voters: ‘Mouth-Breathing, Hunched Over, One-Tooth’

    07/07/2016 5:28:17 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to hunching over while breathing through the mouth, he surely knows a thing or two. . . If you’re the perviest creep in politics, you probably shouldn’t insult decent Americans in the most denigrating terms. But hey, you’re disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner, wife of close Hillary aide Huma Abedin. Appearing on today’s With All Due Respect, Weiner, slumped in his chair in T-shirt and jeans, said that Donald Trump “appeals to that mouth-breathing, hunched over, one-tooth person that is the primary voter for Republicans.” For good measure, Weiner said “I will eat Heilemann’s shoes” if Hillary doesn’t...
  • Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him

    06/29/2016 3:49:56 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 423 replies
    HOME 2016 ELECTION POLITICS POLICY MAGAZINE OPINION WATCHDOG BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL MEDIA VIDEO NEWSLETTERS PODCASTS EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT ABOUT US SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT STORY "They say it was the roughest campaign ever in the history of Republican politics, but what you do is you go to sleep for a couple of days and you wake up and you honor [the pledge]," Donald Trump said. (AP Photo) Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_) • 6/29/16 5:26 PM SHARE TWEET SMSMore Donald Trump railed against several of his Republican primary opponents on Wednesday...
  • Trump: ‘It would be helpful’ if Republicans would help him

    06/18/2016 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jill Colvin And Michelle Rindels, AP
    Donald Trump railed Saturday against efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party’s nominee, threatening at one point to stop fundraising if Republicans don’t rally around him. Speaking at a theater at the Treasure Island hotel on the Las Vegas strip, Trump referred to “an insurgent group” trying to deny him delegates at the party’s July convention.
  • [September 6, 2015] Matthew Dowd: 'Donald Trump, as of Today, is the Republican Nominee for Presiden

    09/06/2015 10:20:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2015 | This Week with George Stephanopoulos
    http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=33571619
  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania — and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together,” Trump said here Saturday. “They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.”
  • Donald Trump’s Advice to Panicked Republicans: Man Up

    06/08/2016 8:12:23 PM PDT · by detective · 162 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 June 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Donald J. Trump has some advice for panicked Republicans in Washington who are melting down over his most incendiary statements: Man up. “Politicians are so politically correct anymore, they can’t breathe,”Mr. Trump said in an interview Tuesday afternoon as fellow Republicans forcefully protested his ethnically charged criticism of a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the defunct Trump University. “The people are tired of this political correctness when things are said that are totally fine,” he said during an interlude in a day of exceptional stress in the Trump campaign. “It is out of control. It is gridlock with their...
  • A (very) Brief Analysis of Primary Results (Vanity)

    06/08/2016 8:45:37 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 32 replies
    Myself, Data from Wikipedia | 8 June 2016 | Self
    Out of curiosity, I compared GOP and Dem turnout in the primaries and the general election in the last dual contested primary year, 2008 with this year primary results. While this is not a true statistical model, and relies on incomplete Wikipedia data, it provides a sense of enthusiasm gap between the two parties. 2008 GOP Primary Vote 20,039,034 (36.12% of turnout) Dem Primary Vote 35,442,193 (63.88% of turnout) In the General election, Obama won 53.65 over McCain's 46.31%. 2016 GOP Primary Vote 28,836,337 (50.67% of turnout, an increase of 8.7M voters) Dem Primary Vote 28,072,793 (49.33% of turnout, a...
  • At Ohio GOP event, Kasich says he wants to see unity in 2016

    06/05/2016 5:28:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | AP
    Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he wants to see unity, healing and leadership this presidential election cycle. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Y9mVYl ) Kasich told guests at the Ohio Republican Party’s annual state dinner on Saturday that he did not know how the election would go or what his plans would be.
  • America’s Biggest Losers: The Right’s Commentariat

    06/05/2016 9:13:35 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s looking to be a long hot summer, full of violence against Trump supporters, exposure of Clinton wrongdoing, and continued loathsome behavior by the president, academics, and the media. To its shame, at this crucial juncture many of the once-respected members of the right’s commentariat are failing their readers and proving to be America’s biggest losers. Space constraints prevent me from detailing all the wrongdoing of Hillary Clinton and her aides and allies, but here are just some turned up this week.
  • I’m sorry—I badly underestimated Trump’s appeal to voters

    06/05/2016 9:22:57 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 106 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/5/16 | Lloyd Gruber
    As a political scientist, I feel I owe you an apology. To say my discipline has been behind the curve this electoral season would be putting it too charitably. We haven’t missed one curve yet. We’re speeding through all of them—backwards. At the beginning of this year’s U.S. presidential campaign, we confidently assured you that the Trump phenomenon wouldn’t last, that the Republican base was just having a little summer fling. We told you we knew how presidential primaries worked. We’d studied them for years, knew the incentives, the structural dynamics, the statistical patterns. Been there, analysed that.
  • Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run

    06/01/2016 6:01:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run May. 31, 2016 5:35pm Tré Goins-Phillips Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a prominent leader seeking to block Donald Trump from becoming president, is working to recruit conservative attorney David French, according to two Republicans familiar with the Never-Trumper’s efforts. French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.
  • Class, Trump, and the Election

    05/31/2016 10:48:03 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/31/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If the ‘high IQs’ of the establishment have let America down, where is a voter to turn?</p> <p>Donald Trump seems to have offended almost every possible identity group. But the New York billionaire still also seems to appeal to the working classes (in part no doubt precisely because he has offended so many special-interest factions; in part because he was seen in the primaries as an outsider using his own money; in part because he seems a crude man of action who dislikes most of those of whom Middle America is tired). At this point, his best hope in November, to the extent such a hope exists, rests on turning 2016 into a referendum on class and a collective national interest that transcends race and gender — and on emphasizing the sad fact that America works now mostly for an elite, best epitomized by Clinton, Inc.</p>
  • It is Time for Trump to Unify the Party

    05/31/2016 8:30:35 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    Donald Trump might have written The Art of the Deal, but the title he should peruse today is Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. His more vocal supporters, and by that I mean those who act out on the internet precisely as Donald does on the stump, should pick up a copy as well. Both the candidate and his hard-core supporters have missed the idea that it is the job of the winner to unite a party. Oddly the Trumpists defend their offensive and insulting demeanor by saying that neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney reached out...
  • Marco Rubio’s apology to Donald Trump

    05/29/2016 6:33:34 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 45 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | 12:52 PM, MAY 29, 2016 | CNN WIRE
    WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio apologized privately to Donald Trump in person backstage before a Republican debate for crude remarks he made about Trump’s appearance, the Florida senator said in an exclusive CNN interview.
  • Bill Kristol Announces, ‘There Will Be An Independent Candidate’

    05/29/2016 7:16:43 PM PDT · by detective · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Neoconservative political operative Bill Kristol announced Sunday that an independent candidate will enter the presidential race to challenge both Donald Trump and the Democratic Party nominee. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, has been trying for months to find a third-party challenger since his preferred candidates lost in the Republican primaries to Trump. Now, just weeks after meeting with Mitt Romney to talk about a third-party run, Kristol hinted Sunday that his plot is coming to fruition.
  • Delegates in hand, Trump says he’s got GOP nomination

    05/26/2016 2:24:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephen Ohlemacher and Jill Colvin&#8201;|&#8201;AP
    With a triumphant pile of delegates in hand, Republican Donald Trump on Thursday claimed support from “almost everybody” in his party and turned his attention to his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, who is still locked in a divisive primary contest. “Here I am watching Hillary fight, and she can’t close the deal,” he told reporters. “We’ve had tremendous support from almost everybody.”
  • Trump hasn't closed the deal—WE still decide who the nominee will be

    05/26/2016 1:09:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 118 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 26, 2016 | Curly Haugland and Sean Parnell
    Delegates to the Republican National Convention will gather in less than two months and are expected by most to nominate businessman Donald Trump for president. But it's not quite so simple or certain – Trump will still have one last sales job ahead of him, persuading the delegates to choose him at the convention before he can claim the nomination. This is because each and every delegate has complete freedom to vote their conscience at the convention, including who the party's nominee should be. This may come as a surprise to many, particularly those who are reading about Trump's recent...
  • Trump Clinches Nomination

    05/26/2016 11:35:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 28 replies
    AP ^ | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top

    05/26/2016 10:12:46 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 05/26/2016 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>But when he was contacted by an Associated Press reporter, the AP delegate count stood at 1,235 - two delegates short.</p>
  • Trump to speak on clinching nomination

    05/26/2016 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 98 replies
    Donald Trump has announced plans to hold a victory news conference in just over an hour in Bismarck, North Dakota (it’s the capital), where Guardian politics reporter Ben Jacobs is laying in wait. DT Jr celebrates victory: — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 26, 2016 1237 ✔️
  • Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination

    05/26/2016 8:06:51 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 60 replies
    bigstoryap ^ | May. 26, 2016 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party's unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard. "I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn't like where our country is," Pollard said....
  • Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination (Clinched!)

    05/26/2016 7:24:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 324 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 May 16 | Staff
  • Glenn Beck makes admission to CNN: ‘I’ve been wrong about Donald Trump every step of the way!’

    05/25/2016 6:28:22 AM PDT · by IChing · 102 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/24/16 | John Binder
    Glenn Beck admitted that he’s been wrong every step of the way about Donald Trump this presidential election cycle. Beck went on CNN to discuss a possible jump aboard Trump’s candidacy, despite calling him a “pathological narcissistic sociopath.” He told host Alisyn Camerota that “Unlike some politicians I say what I mean and mean what I say.” “I’m not suddenly in love with Donald Trump or a supporter of Donald Trump,” Beck said, while also saying that he’s not endorsing anyone in the race. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx was the first politician he had ever endorsed. “I will tell you...
  • Democrats reportedly discuss dropping DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

    05/25/2016 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 25, 2016
    Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party's national convention this summer in Philadelphia. According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz's ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to unite the party ahead of this fall's election campaign. "There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on," one Democratic senator who supports frontrunner Hillary Clinton told The Hill. "I...
  • Is It Getting To Be About the Time When the #NeverTrumpers Should Go Radio Silent?

    05/25/2016 3:12:54 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 38 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ace of Spades
    Previously there were possible real-world scenarios which justified the continuing anti-Trump position: 1. A dark horse white knight makes an 11th hour entry and runs third party. This is now virtually impossible, and soon will be entirely impossible. By the way, the application to get on the ballot in Texas has already passed -- so, um, good luck with this one. 2. Trump would prove so toxic in the polls that it would cause the party to do whatever was necessary to install a new candidate, even at the expense of blowing up the party to do it. I thought...
  • Paul Ryan’s Hijra

    05/25/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | May 25, 2016 | George Rasley
    Hijra, or jihad by emigration, is a fundamental tenet of Islam hearkening back to the earliest days of Mohammed’s war to establish hegemony over the cities of southwest Arabia. The most notable Hijra was the flight of Mohammed from Mecca to the largely Jewish city of Yathrib, now the completely Muslim city of Medina. While the story of how Yathrib came to be Medina is too long to recount here, suffice it to say that by fleeing the city of Mecca, where they appeared to be in danger of being eliminated, and appearing at Yathrib as refugees, Mohammed and his...
  • Trump at 1209 delegates

    05/25/2016 5:55:42 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Bing.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Bing
    Primary results and predictions
  • Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries

    05/24/2016 7:39:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 May 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Leaders of the Republican Party have begun internal deliberations over what would be fundamental changes to the way its presidential nominees are chosen, a recognition that the chaotic process that played out this year is seriously flawed and helped exacerbate tensions within the party. In a significant shift, Republican officials said it now seemed unlikely that the four states to vote first would all retain their cherished place on the electoral calendar, with Nevada as the most probable casualty. Party leaders are even going so far as to consider diluting the traditional status of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina...
  • TRUMP 77% in WA

    05/24/2016 8:03:10 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2016
    Politico declares Trump winner in WA
  • WA State Primary (LIVE THREAD)

    05/24/2016 2:37:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 159 replies
    Today at 11:00 PM EDT, polls in the last primary held in May - Washington State - will close. Primaries in both Republican and Democratic contests.
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State election of GOP delegates

    05/23/2016 7:14:08 AM PDT · by detective · 157 replies
    This Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • Cruz's campaign is over, but his delegates fight on (Better call Saul)

    05/22/2016 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 101 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Seema Mehta & Melanie Mason
    After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced that he would seek reelection to the U.S. Senate. Yet Cruz’s team didn't abandon the race for the White House entirely. It still filed a slate of potential presidential delegates for California’s June 7 primary, and continues to monitor delegate selection in states that already voted in the GOP nominating process. The end result is that Cruz will have more than 550 loyalists attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland...
  • Mitt Romney suspends his campaign… To find a third party anti-Trump candidate

    05/19/2016 10:54:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    #NeverTrump withers. If #NeverTrump was on a stretcher, its doctor would be saying “call it” and looking up at the clock right about now. When Cruz left the race it seemed like the movement might have legs, but whatever life it once held has been steadily bleeding out ever since. As Trump gets stronger (and polls better) the odds that #NeverTrumpers could achieve their goals have all but collapsed. Now, one of #NeverTrump’s top dogs is wandering away from the effort. Mitt Romney - a man who knows a thing or two about suspending campaigns - has decided it’s time...
  • Trump Wins Most Votes Ever for Republican Primary Candidate, Breaks Bush's Record

    05/19/2016 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 66 replies
    YC Young Conservatives ^ | May 18, 2016 | Alicia Powe
    Many were probably just hoping for a brokered convention to derail the New York businessman. These “experts” were not simply wrong, they were drop-dead wrong. Trump will not only reach the number of delegates it takes to win the nomination outright on Tuesday June 7th, he has won the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history. Based on astute political analysis, who would have guessed? From Gateway Pundit: George W. Bush won 10.8 million votes in the 2000 Republican primary. Donald Trump has won 11.1 million votes so far this year. Donald Trump won Oregon tonight...
  • Krauthammer: Trump Supreme Court List Will Have A "Dramatic Effect" In Unifying Republicans

    05/19/2016 6:16:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to the list put forth by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of who he is considering to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court should he be elected president.
  • Ann Coulter: Trump's Problem With Women

    05/18/2016 11:36:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 18,2016 | Ann Coulter
    <p>The New York Times’ front-page article last Saturday on Donald J. Trump’s dealings with women forced me into a weekend of self-examination. As much as I support Trump, this isn’t a cult of personality. He’s not Mao, Kim Jong-un or L. Ron Hubbard. We can like our candidates, but still acknowledge their flaws. No one’s perfect.</p>
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Trump easily wins Oregon Republican race (Welcome new votes from Camp-Bernie)

    05/18/2016 6:32:01 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | May 18, 2016 | Geoff Pursinger
    Donald Trump further cemented his claim after winning big in Oregon on Tuesday ....promising during his Eugene rally to carry the state during the general election. If Trump manages that feat, he’d be the first Republican to win Oregon in the general election since Ronald Reagan in 1984. “Congratulations to THE MOVEMENT,” Trump tweeted... “We've just won THE GREAT STATE OF OREGON. The vote percentage is higher than anticipated! Thank you.” [67%] William Joseph Fields ... was a LIFELONG DEMOCRAT before he SWITCHED HIS PARTY AFFILIATION ...TO SUPPORT TRUMP. “I was a complete and utter Bernie supporter,” he said standing...
  • Whoa! A Former GOP Competitor Just Endorsed Trump For President!

    05/15/2016 6:52:40 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, who also once ran the RNC, was one of the original candidates running against Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Now, Gilmore has a major announcement to make: He is officially endorsing Donald Trump for President! While Gilmore’s campaign never gained traction, he is popular in the key state of Virginia and could be helpful with working with the Republican establishment to help bring them on board during these critical weeks before the RNC convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Appearing on “CNN Newsroom” With Brooke Baldwin, Gilmore said that part of Trump’s appeal has been...
  • Poll: Republicans want party more like Trump, not Ryan

    05/12/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/12/16 | By Paul Bedard
    Donald Trump entered his pow wow with House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday in the driver's seat, emboldened by a new poll that shows voters want the Republican Party to be more like the real estate tycoon, not the 2012 vice presidential nominee. Rasmussen reported: "Nearly half (47%) of GOP voters now believe the Republican Party should be more like Trump than like Ryan. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and say the GOP should be more like Ryan. Seventeen percent (17%) opt for neither."