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  • CNN Gleefully Mocks Dr. Ben Carson

    12/06/2016 11:10:45 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 79 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Sundance
    During a presented Don Lemon discussion panel Monday night, the severity of ridicule against Dr. Ben Carson was jaw-dropping and unprofessional in the extreme. Removing all pretense of substantive discussion, Don Lemon, Marc Lamont Hill and Peter Beinart began openly mocking the nomination of Dr. Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Carson Is New Sign Trump Plans to Govern From the Right

    12/05/2016 6:32:14 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President-elect Donald J. Trump is moving to repudiate vast parts of President Obama’s domestic agenda as he fills his cabinet with conservatives who have long records opposing the current administration on social programs, wages, public lands, veterans and the environment. Mr. Trump’s selections to lead the Education, Commerce, Justice and health departments — and the names under consideration for other federal agencies with broad authority over the lives of Americans — have cheered Republicans in Washington, who have spent eight years battling Mr. Obama’s administration. “It’s a recognition that elections have consequences,” said Thomas M. Davis, a former congressman from...
  • Nancy Pelosi Calls Ben Carson ‘Disturbingly Unqualified’

    12/05/2016 9:20:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 143 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/5/16 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10 a.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is calling the decision to tap Ben Carson as head of Housing and Urban Development a “disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice.” Pelosi says the country deserves someone with “relevant experience” to protect the rights of homeowners and renters. In her statement released Monday, she says “there is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and communities across America.”
  • Donald Trump names Ben Carson for housing and urban development secretary

    12/05/2016 3:53:06 AM PST · by usafa92 · 202 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/5/2016 | Reena flores
    Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released by his team.”We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a...
  • Ben Carson Accepts HUD Secretary Post, Spokesman Says

    11/23/2016 12:55:56 PM PST · by abb · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2016 | Damian Paletta and Biography @damianpaletta Damian.Paletta@wsj.com Nick Timiraos
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected former GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a spokesman for Mr. Carson said. The spokesman, Armstrong Williams, said Mr. Carson was offered the HUD secretary post and has accepted it.
  • Ben Carson hints he will accept Cabinet position in Trump administration (HUD)

    11/23/2016 10:40:12 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Ben Carson on Wednesday hinted that he would accept a position within President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet. Trump has said he is considering Carson to helm the Department of Housing and Urban Development, citing his former presidential rival's experience growing up in the "inner city." "After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone," Carson said on Facebook. "We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid,"...
  • Trump asks Ben Carson to consider Housing secretary post

    11/22/2016 6:46:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Donald Trump asked Ben Carson to consider serving as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, an advisor to the former Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday. They discussed the potential job at a meeting in the morning and Carson is "seriously considering" it, said the advisor, Armstrong Williams. "It’s a role that plays to Dr. Carson’s passions," he said. Asked what qualifications the retired neurosurgeon has for overseeing housing policy, Williams said: “Dr. Carson has experience with everything. You’d be shocked at the depth of his experience.”
  • Trump: "I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD...

    11/22/2016 11:48:50 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | Donald Trump
    WHOLE TITLE: "I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I've gotten to know him well--he's a greatly talented person who loves people!"
  • Trump says he's still 'seriously considering' Ben Carson for top Cabinet role

    11/22/2016 10:59:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2016 | Allan Smith
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday he's "seriously considering" retired neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson to be the secretary of housing and urban development in his administration. Carson has repeatedly affirmed he is not looking to serve inside a Trump administration. He was previously rumored to be under consideration for secretary of education and secretary of health and human services. "I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD," Trump wrote. "I've gotten to know him well — he's a greatly talented person who loves people!" Carson will meet with Trump at Trump Tower on...
  • BREAKING: Ben Carson: "If after meeting and they (Trump Transition Team) decide they want me...

    11/20/2016 6:52:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 87 replies
    Twitter Fox Report ^ | 11/20/2016 | Harris Faulkner
    WHOLE TITLE: #BREAKING @RealBenCarson on #foxreport: "If after meeting and they (Trump Transition Team) decide they want me, then I wouldn't turn it down"
  • How to Manufacture an Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime 'Epidemic'

    12/23/2015 4:45:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Step one: Find an expert with an impressive-sounding academic title to legitimize shoddy advocacy propaganda. Meet Brian Levin. He's the one-man band behind something called the "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" at California State University, San Bernardino. The "center" (that is: Levin) claims to be "nonpartisan" and "objective." But he is a former top staffer of the militant, conservative-smearing Southern Poverty Law Center, which was forced to apologize earlier this year after including famed black neurosurgeon and GOP 2016 candidate Ben Carson on its "extremist watch list" of hate groups. At SPLC, Levin infamously posited that the...
  • Dr. Ben Carson's explanation for not seeking a cabinet position

    11/15/2016 1:12:08 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 18 replies
    Ben Carson's Facebook Page ^ | 11/15/2016 | Ben Carson
    Ben Carson's Facebook page states: "My decision not to seek a cabinet position in the Trump administration has nothing to do with the complexity of the job as is being reported by some news outlets. I believe it is vitally important for the Trump administration to have many outspoken friends and advisers who are outside of the Washington bubble. It is vital to have independent voices of reason and reconciliation if our nation is to heal and regain its greatness. I will continue to work with the transition team and beyond as we build a dynamite executive branch of government."
  • Ben Carson Turns Down Cabinet Post in Trump Administration

    11/15/2016 9:42:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    We're awaiting a slew of cabinet announcements today from President-elect Donald Trump but one high profile campaign surrogate won't be named. Dr. Ben Carson, who ran against Trump in the primary, has reportedly declined any kind of position inside the administration. Before declining, Carson was on the short list for Secretary of Education and Health and Human Services. Raffi Williams over at Circa has the scoop: According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human...
  • Dr. Ben Carson turns down offer to serve in Trump administration

    11/15/2016 8:45:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 105 replies
    Circa ^ | 11-15-16 | Raffi Williams
    According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Williams told Circa that Dr. Carson thinks he can, "best serve the President outside the administration."
  • Ben Carson on Trump's Transition: 'I Could Be Education Secretary'

    11/15/2016 7:29:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/14/2016
    Ben Carson said he would be interested in becoming Education Secretary or Health and Human Services Secretary in Donald Trump's new administration. "I could see [myself] as continuing to help improve the educational environment, the healthcare environment.My preference would be to do that from outside the government as a friend...or an as adviser," Carson said on Fox News."If it can't be done that way, I will do whatever necessary to make sure we succeed." Carson said all cabinet positions are "things that are under discussion" and will take a few weeks to become clear as "good decisions have to...
  • Trump thanked them, and perhaps signaled they will be near him in the White House

    11/09/2016 1:52:28 PM PST · by tekrat · 62 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | 11/9/2016 | WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    Did Donald Trump’s acceptance speech preview who will surround him at the White House? Here’s a look at who he praised and who stood with him through all the campaign trials: * RNC chairman Reince Priebus * Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich * Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani * New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie * Sen. Jeff Sessions * Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn * Retired Army Gen. J. Keith Kellogg Jr. * Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
  • Ben Carson WRECKS MSNBC about Importance of Trump Accusers

    10/18/2016 1:58:55 AM PDT · by SteveH · 15 replies
    Anthony Brian Logan ^ | 10/16/2016 | Anthony Brian Logan
    On Friday, October 14th, 2016, former Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe Show” featuring Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to speak about the accusations of assault laid upon the feet of Donald Trump by various women. One of the assaults they focused on during the interview was one where a woman alleged that Trump lifted an arm rest on an airplane and began to fondle her. As the hosts of the program began to press Ben Carson about the issue, Carson said that there were more pressing issues to be concerned with rather than that. He...
  • Carson shocks CNN host: 'Maybe that's the problem'

    10/12/2016 4:20:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2016 | T. Becket Adams
    A CNN anchor was left visibly shocked Tuesday after Ben Carson suggested that part of the problem with the scandal surrounding lewd comments Donald Trump made in 2005 is that journalists aren't more familiar with that kind of language. ... "So you've heard people talking like this?" Keilar asked. "I've heard people talking like that — of course. Are you kidding me?" Carson said. Keilar persisted, "Where are you hanging out and with whom are you hanging out that you hear people talking like that?"
  • Dr. Ben Carson: Security Wasn’t Surprised By Hillary’s Collapse – Are They Accustomed To It?

    09/13/2016 12:23:08 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    Dr. Ben Carson was a world-renowned neurosurgeon before he ran for President. If anyone understands the potential neurological issues facing Hillary after her collapse on 9/11, it’s him. Dr. Ben Carson told Buzzfeed he has real concerns about Hillary’s health: “In the case of Hillary Clinton, because she has had a brain injury in the past and there is a question of venous sinus thrombosis, the result of a recent specialized MRI would be very helpful. The stakes are too high for us to blindly elect someone to the presidency of the United States when we have the possibility of...
  • Ben Carson: "Good idea" for Donald Trump to apologize for "birther" comments

    09/08/2016 1:05:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump surrogate Ben Carson said Tuesday that it would be smart for Trump to apologize for his “birther” comments, made about President Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign. In an interview on CNN, the retired neurosurgeon and Trump surrogate was asked whether the “birther nonsense” was a mistake and if Trump should apologize so that black voters might be more willing to listen to him.
  • Ben Carson Urges Black Voters to Back Donald Trump

    09/04/2016 10:01:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 4, 2016 | Ian Talley
    Ben Carson, an adviser to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said Sunday that African-American voters should back the GOP nominee as an agent of change after decades of inner-city failure under Democratic governance. Mr. Trump, trying to court an African-American populace that has largely rejected the GOP contender so far, on Saturday visited a black church and called for “a civil-rights agenda for our time.’’ He cited discrimination and disparities in education, employment and public safety for African-Americans. Mr. Carson said the GOP candidate offered black voters “an alternative to promises (by Democrats) that are not kept.”
  • Chris Wallace to Ben Carson ' Do You Worry You’re Being Used as a Prop for Black Voters ’

    09/04/2016 11:12:56 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 55 replies
    Chris Wallace to Ben Carson ' Do You Worry You’re Being Used as a Prop for Black Voters ’
  • Ben Carson Leaves Live CNN Interview to Find His Bags 9 3 16--FUNNY-MUST WATCH

    09/03/2016 10:08:27 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 10 replies
    Ben Carson Leaves Live CNN Interview to Find His Bags 9 3 16--FUNNY-MUST WATCH
  • Ben Carson Compares Trump Camp Shakeup to a Relay Race 8 20 16

    08/20/2016 3:09:17 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 7 replies
    Ben Carson Compares Trump Camp Shakeup to a Relay Race 8 20 16
  • Why Ben Carson is right about Hillary and Lucifer

    07/20/2016 10:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And why telling the truth about her sounds like hate . . . because there's a lot to hate about the truth We’re hearing today from the political media - and even a few weak-kneed pastors - that it was “hate” for Ben Carson to associate Hillary with Lucifer via Saul Alinsky, as he did last night. This is partly because the political class and their media stenographers have no idea what to do with serious discussions of God, faith and the spiritual world as it really is. But it’s also the result of another phenomenon that’s unique to Hillary....
  • Dr Ben Carson tying Saul Alinsky to Lucifer (Thank you for saying it Dr Carson)

    07/20/2016 8:21:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    self | 07/20/16 | Blueyon/self
    "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky is dedicated to Lucifer - Here is the dedication quote: "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom." — Lucifer.
  • Rubio Decides Not to Attend GOP Convention

    07/06/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Marco Rubio has decided to skip the GOP convention in Cleveland this month after originally saying he would attend, citing the rigors of his newly launched Senate campaign. He's the latest major GOP politician to skip out on the convention, which will serve as Donald Trump's coronation as the party's nominee. Only a small handful of Trump's former rivals will attend. "Florida has always been a competitive state and it will be this fall. Marco had planned to go to the convention before he decided to seek re-election. Since Marco got into the race late, he will be in Florida...
  • Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

    07/05/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday... Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence? Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton? Pence and his wife Karen met with Trump at his New Jersey...
  • Gingrich wins Western straw poll for Trump running mate

    07/04/2016 2:20:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Sunday’s Republican vice presidential straw poll of attendees at the Western Conservative Summit. Mr. Gingrich, who took 194 votes, for 20 percent of the 985 votes cast, was followed by Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who spoke Saturday at the three-day conference and took 148 votes, or 15 percent. Rounding out the top five were three former Republican presidential candidates: ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas....
  • New Carlos Beruff ad mocks robotic Marco Rubio

    06/28/2016 3:04:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 6/27/16 | Adam C. Smith
    If you think "Robot Rubio" faded away after Marco's painful debate in New Hampshire, think again. The Carlos Beruff Senate campaign has resurrected that image of Marco Rubio as a talking points repeater in a new digital ad featuring clips of newly minted Senate candidate Rubio repeatedly declining to make an "unequival" statement promising to fill out a full second term rather than run again for president.
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • Rep. Jolly drops out of Florida Senate race as Rubio speculation mounts

    06/17/2016 1:28:30 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 15 replies
    One of the top Florida Republicans running for Marco Rubio's Senate seat announced Friday he's dropping out of the race, fueling speculation that Rubio himself is preparing to reverse course and seek re-election to the seat. Rep. David Jolly, who indicated earlier this week he was getting ready to bow out, confirmed Friday he will seek re-election to the House. "It's clear the opportunity to change Washington, to do right by my community, is to simply ask for the opportunity to keep doing my job," he said in a statement. The move comes as party elders increase pressure on Rubio...
  • Donald Trump’s Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: ‘Fascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resist’

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trump’s Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared “passive resistance … has no effect on heartless racists.” Under a headline of “Self-Defense,” the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to “look good.” Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • Paul Ryan Reveals Who He Really Is

    06/11/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Sally Zelikovsky
    Extra, Extra! Republican Paul Ryan is an advocate for political correctness! That’s right. In commenting about Trump’s remarks concerning Judge Curiel, Ryan told George Stephanopoulos: “That comment is beyond the pale. That’s not political correctness. Suggesting that a person can’t do their job because of their race or ethnicity… that’s not a politically incorrect thing to do; that’s just a wrong thing to say.” For decades, conservatives and other decent, law-abiding Americans, have labored under the yoke of political correctness. They have been publicly shunned, lost jobs, had careers ruined, and been kicked out of universities. Why? Simply for exercising...
  • Trump on Jeb endorsement: 'Who the hell cares?'

    06/11/2016 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump on Saturday went after one of his favorite targets, tearing into Jeb Bush in his home state of Florida. During a rally in Tampa, Fla. Trump mocked the former Florida governor’s failed presidential run. “You know the way guys were falling off the ends? I said ‘Jeb, you’re not gonna be here much longer, you’re pretty far down there Jeb-ah. You’re not going to be here much longer, Jeb. You gotta get tougher, Jeb.’ ” “I don’t think he’s going to endorse me, do you folks?” Trump asked the crowd, before dismissively adding: “Who the hell cares?”
  • Governor Nikki Haley, H. Clinton, G. Beck, MSM, Brad Thor, Blame Trump Supporters For Violence…

    06/04/2016 7:39:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 75 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 6/3/2016
    No one exposes the real political danger behind hidden ideological alignments as good as Donald Trump. The beating of the Trump supporters in San Jose last night, and the responses, highlight a case in point. What do Nikki Haley, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, and Brad Thor have in common? They are all on the same page blaming Donald Trump for not accepting the physical beatings that come with expressions of free speech and challenging the orthodoxy of their political views. Each of these voices in their own way telling Trump, and by extension his supporters,...
  • GOP Luminaries bashing Trump thereby endorse La Raza

    06/08/2016 5:11:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Did Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell do their La Raza homework before calling Trump a bigot? It appears they may not have. Or worse, they’ve done their homework, but chose not to factor in the nature of the organization named La Raza. Jerome R. Corsi, in WND posted an article entitled “Judge, Law Firm Bringing Trump U Case Both Tied To La Raza.” It begins: “The federal judge presiding over the Trump University class action lawsuit is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, a group that while not a branch of the National Council...
  • Donald Trump to Ben Carson: You’re Fired… From My VP Team

    05/21/2016 12:19:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Ben Carson has the ability to say everything he shouldn’t at exactly the wrong time. Since the former neurosurgeon has taken up the role of working on Donald Trump’s vice presidential team, he has suggested that the candidate may pick a Democratic running mate, dropped she-who-must-not-be-named Sarah Palin as a potential pick and earlier generally questioned a number of the presumptive nominee’s habits from his Twitter use to lack of pragmatism. So he was off the VP team in a hurry.
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Jeb Bush slams Trump’s taco tweet

    05/17/2016 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 17, 2016 | John Sexton
    Remember when Trump posted a special message of love for Hispanics (and taco bowls) on Cinco de Mayo? Here it is: Former candidate Jeb Bush was put off by that message. Huffington Post noticed an interview Bush gave to a Dutch newspaper in which he enumerated the problems with Trump’s attempt at outreach:
  • Sarah Palin On Trump VP Shortlist?

    05/16/2016 11:22:42 AM PDT · by Maceman · 157 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Ben Carson--who the Washington Post called the both best and worst campaign surrogate of all time--revealed that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, among many others, is on Donald Trump's shortlist for potential running mates. [...]He had just explained to the reporter riding along that he wanted no role in a Trump administration when news arrived of a new poll naming him as the best liked of a list of potential running mates. “Who else was on the list?” he asked quietly, maintaining his usual inscrutable calm. The most favorably regarded contenders after himself, he was told, were John Kasich, Marco...
  • Trump: Rubio not under consideration for VP Pick

    05/16/2016 11:29:15 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/16/16 | Sophie Taum and David Mark
    Donald Trump is making it clear he's not considering Marco Rubio as his running mate. The Florida senator is an oft-mentioned name as a vice-presidential choice for the presumptive GOP nominee. Speculation heightened after The Washington Post reported Sunday on five names that Trump surrogate Ben Carson suggested were under consideration. Trump took to Twitter Sunday evening to dismiss those claims.
  • The Marco Rubio post-mortem: How a supposedly ready-made GOP nominee crashed and burned

    03/10/2016 6:14:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/10/2016 | GARY LEGUM
    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come not to praise Marco Rubio – dear God, never, ever that – but to bury him. And then to salt the earth in the hope that he will never come back. The Rubio campaign is on its last legs, stumbling dehydrated and desperate through the Florida Everglades like the heroine in the second act of a Carl Hiaasen novel, trying to stay one step ahead of the bloodhounds who want nothing more than to drag the Florida senator into the swamp and tear his throat out, or at least convince him...
  • The last stand of tolerance in the Republican Party: What Trump vs. Rubio would reveal about GOP

    02/22/2016 7:56:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Elias Isquith
    The reports of the Bush dynasty’s collapse are greatly exaggerated; but now that Jeb’s disastrous campaign has finally reached its finale, it admittedly does feel like a distinct era of Republican Party politics is leaving the stage with him. (SNIP) The stump speech was for Rush Limbaugh; the budget was for the Chamber of Commerce. It worked for Poppy in ’88, and Dubya pulled it off twice. (SNIP) A sizable chunk of rank-and-file Republicans are wise to the bait and switch now; pandering to the Birchite wing of the Republican Party with dog-whistles won’t cut it. If you want to...
  • Christie to lead Trump White House transition team

    05/09/2016 8:35:20 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    the Hill ^ | 05/09/16 | ben kamisar
    Donald Trump has tapped Chris Christie to lead his transition team, which would prepare the political neophyte turned presumptive GOP nominee for the White House if he wins in the general election. “Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when we win in November,” Trump said in a quote released Monday morning as part of a campaign statement.
  • Donald Trump announces NJ Gov. Chris Christie as transition team chairman

    05/09/2016 8:27:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/09/2016 | Christine Wang
    Donald Trump announced on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as the chairman of the transition team. Christie will oversee the team preparing to take over the White House in the fall, according to a statement. Trump made the announcement as he focuses on the general election after rivals Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended their campaigns last week. "Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • Trump: Jeb Bush 'not a man of honor' for refusing to back me

    05/12/2016 11:38:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is slamming Jeb Bush for refusing to back him, saying he isn't a "man of honor." Trump criticized his 2016 primary rival for breaking the pledge he signed last year vowing to support the eventual Republican nominee. “Jeb Bush dishonored his pledge. I mean he dishonored his pledge,” Trump said on the "Mike Gallagher Show" on Wednesday, as first reported by BuzzFeed News. “He signed a pledge, and, if you remember, they all wanted me to sign it, so I signed it. But that pledge is a guarantee, there’s no outs. It doesn’t say,...