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  • Jill Stein: People Walk Around With Floppy Disks to Hack Voter Machines

    12/08/2016 7:22:16 AM PST · 172 of 228
    Be Free to kevcol
    The FBI has issued a BOLO for 3 persons-of-interest seen lurking outside numerous polling sites. Here's a picture:

    Lone Gunman

  • Pittsburgh council prez says conversion therapy is 'soul murder'

    12/08/2016 6:56:50 AM PST · 19 of 43
    Be Free to Buckeye McFrog

    Maybe s/he should think of it as a soul-abortion. S/he’d probably be alright with it then.

  • Something Feels Really Off About Jill Stein's Recount Effort

    11/25/2016 6:31:03 PM PST · 49 of 50
    Be Free to 2ndDivisionVet

    What’s surprising, if not shocking, is that a candidate that has Z-E-R-O chance of winning a recount is allowed to file for one. Seems Hillary is just paying someone to do the dirty work for her - again.

  • California's secession: Could Christmas come early for the rest of us?

    11/23/2016 4:34:37 AM PST · 3 of 172
    Be Free to NYer

    Ironic, isn’t it? The liberals are going full-circle and now INSISTING on a reduced role for the Federal government, asserting more control at the State and local level.

  • 'I never thought Trump would win': meet the Americans who chose not to vote

    11/21/2016 12:31:21 PM PST · 30 of 78
    Be Free to 2ndDivisionVet


    Yet another angle from the “Hillary really won” delusional wing of the Socialist (Democrat) left.

    First, they self-select a pro-Hillary set of respondents because, afterall, who REALLY reads the Guardian AND bothers to reply to anything they have to say? This is anything but a representative sampling.

    Then, they presumably do what all good brown-shirts would do - select the responses that would support their preconceived narrative: Hillary really would have won if all the folks had voted, ergo Trump isn’t really the choice of Americans.

    Then they stupidly pick respondents where the votes truly DIDN’T matter - because Hillary won those contests, and all of those electoral votes anyway.

    I wonder how many pro-Trump “voters” didn’t bother, in states like California, Massachusetts, New York & Illinois, where their votes don’t count because of the huge Democrat machines that ensure they’re all deep blue?

    Just more sour grapes from the losing left. We only have to worry about them again when they actually figure out why they lost.

  • Trump team said it could have done better on press access

    11/16/2016 11:25:39 AM PST · 25 of 61
    Be Free to EveningStar

    Trump SHOULD say: “I’ll tell the press about my dinner plans when Obama & Hillary tell us where they were the night of the Benghazi attacks.”

  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College

    11/16/2016 6:44:16 AM PST · 38 of 90
    Be Free to Old Teufel Hunden

    Came in as a twit; leaves as a twit.

    WITH California, Hillary leads the popular votes counted by about 950,000.

    WITHOUT California, Trump leads the popular votes counted by 2.1 million.

    In other words, 49 States’ popular votes overwhelmingly preferred Trump. In fact, a MAJORITY of Americans outside of California voted for Trump (51%). And this INCLUDES the liberal bastions of New York and Massachusetts.

    Take a hike (soon to be ex) Sen. Boxer!

    Now who is out of the mainstream of America?

  • Did Trump really win the popular vote?

    11/15/2016 8:12:52 AM PST · 65 of 69
    Be Free to woofer2425

    Why does it matter? It’s like asking someone now “Who had more hits in this year’s World Series, the Cubs or the Indians?”. Maybe an interesting data point, but completely irrelevant - the Cubs won the World Series.

    The Presidential election is won by obtaining 270 (or more) electoral votes, not by obtaining the majority of the popular votes. My other thoughts on this:

    1. If the election went to the popular vote winner, BOTH candidates would campaign to achieve that end. You can’t take a statistic out of context, relative to the rules as they existed when the campaigns were run and votes were cast.

    2. Similarly, Trump voters in liberal bastions like Massachusetts, New York & California have absolutely no incentive to go to the polls (and likely didn’t, in very large numbers) when they know their State is going to go for Hillary regardless of their vote. This works in reverse too - where Dems would stay home in bright-red states. The votes cast would have looked different if the rules were different.

    3. You won’t see the Electoral College system changed any time soon, so it’s also academic to even think about it. To do away with the system requires a constitutional amendment. That requires 2/3 of both the House & Senate, or 2/3 of the States at a Constitutional Convention. (Incidentally, NONE of the current amendments ever came out of a Constitutional Convention).AND it then requires ratification by 3/4 of the States (38 of 50). With the (current) Republican dominance of the States’ Governors & Legislatures, plus majorities in both the US House & Senate, there is literally ZERO chance of this occurring in the foreseeable future.

    4. The Dems don’t really want to change either. They have a “Blue Wall” in California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, etc., which may not go “Red” again in our lifetimes. Therefore, they just have to flip a few “fly-over” states, and they win. As it was, with over 130 million votes counted (so far), Hillary’s popular vote “win” of 600,000 is about one-half of 1% of the total. Eliminate the (very likely) illegal immigrant votes, dead votes, and vote fraud, and Trump almost certainly won that too. The fact is, Dems have a better shot under the Electoral College system than the popular vote system - in a FAIR election.

  • Your candidate got more of the popular vote? Irrelevant.

    11/09/2016 5:13:41 PM PST · 39 of 49
    Be Free to smokingfrog

    Irrelevant and sour grapes. The “game” is played to win the most Electoral College votes, not the popular vote. If the rules were different, the game would be played differently.

    As an example from another hotly-contested endeavor, look at the 2003 MLB World Series. As we all know, the MLB World Series winner is the first team that wins 4 games in a head-to-head series. In 2003, that was the Florida Marlins. If after the series, the losing Yankees followed the WaPo model, they’d be indignant, saying they should be the declared winner, because they scored more total runs and had more total hits.

    Of course, you don’t change the rules after the fact - unless you’re a whiny Dem.

  • Sources: U.S. Intel Warning of Possible al Qaeda Atacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 11:11:14 AM PDT · 2 of 41
    Be Free to nickcarraway

    Predicate for troop placement on the streets?

  • Dems sue GOP over Trump's 'rigged' complaints

    10/27/2016 6:35:00 AM PDT · 65 of 103
    Be Free to cba123

    The Dem machine is concerned that they’ll only get 110% of the minority precincts’ registered voters, instead of the usual 130%.

  • CNN: Why Trump's talk of a rigged vote is so dangerous

    10/18/2016 6:54:42 AM PDT · 38 of 86
    Be Free to Zakeet

    Yes, that’s it. It’s not the RIGGED SYSTEM that is the problem. It’s TALKING about the RIGGED SYSTEM that is the problem.

    Typical of the Socialists at CNN.

  • Lynne Patton "The Trump Family I Know" A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

    10/17/2016 7:14:38 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    Be Free to SE Mom

    Compare this to exactly Z-E-R-O people standing up to praise the character of the Clintons individually, or as a family. And she’s not the only one. Trump is generously privately, with his own money. Clinton is only ever generous with other peoples’ money, and when she thinks it will burnish her own reputation.

    The contrast couldn’t be more stark.

  • Trump campaign fact check: Armrests in first class seats did move

    10/15/2016 1:12:07 PM PDT · 20 of 151
    Be Free to justlurking

    CNN is populated by idiots, liars and hacks. This doesn’t prove squat. “Removable” armrest isn’t the same as an armrest that can be raised. “Removable” means just that - it can be taken out completely, and specifically so the areas beneath can be cleaned. If you remove it, it must be stowed somewhere. The allegation was that Trump raised the armrest, that that he “removed” the armrest.

    More likely is the story that this is the same Leeds that was pissed at the Donald for planting a row of ficus trees on one of his golf courses to keep some houses out of view of golfers, but simultaneously obscuring the view of the ocean FROM those houses. Leeds was one of the homeowners.

  • For all of you who are leaving...

    10/08/2016 8:21:34 AM PDT · 119 of 915
    Be Free to Jim Robinson

    As David Farragut said at the Battle of Mobile Bay: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”

  • Did Trump leak his own conversation to expose Hillary, Liberals and Democrats as hypocrites???

    10/08/2016 5:34:11 AM PDT · 57 of 116
    Be Free to jerod

    WHEN it comes up in the debate Sunday - and it certainly will - Trump should say this:

    “I don’t know where or how the Washington Post got their hands on this recording from 20 years ago but, as I’ve been saying this whole campaign, the media is in the tank for Hillary. This is just more proof. But that doesn’t excuse what I said, and I immediately issued a statement and apology as soon as this story came out. So I have a question for you: what is worse, what I SAID, or what Hillary DID? Hillary is the one who laughed about getting a rapist of a minor girl off as his defense attorney. Hillary is the one that orchestrated the attacks on her husbands accusers. Where is HER apology?”

  • Hillary Buys Ads on Weather Channel for Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 6:53:06 AM PDT · 62 of 94
    Be Free to Daffynition

    Unfeeling, uncaring, and crass. Reeks of desperation!

  • Trump in future debates should:

    09/27/2016 9:53:14 AM PDT · 27 of 30
    Be Free to IM2MAD
    Are the only jobs Hillary created those needed to run the Clinton Foundation?

    The only jobs Hillary has ever created are for government bureaucrats and defense attorneys.

  • Vanity: Trump asked, so I emailed him this

    09/27/2016 6:27:57 AM PDT · 33 of 82
    Be Free to TangledUpInBlue

    Great list and framing. I’d add to it the issue of jobs moving out of the country. Trump still doesn’t explain it the way most people will understand, and he could do it that would also make a shambles of Hillary’s tax plan. He started down the right path when asked how he’d bring the jobs back, responding that you have to start by stopping more jobs from leaving. But the real substantive argument would be:

    “Washington politicians like Hillary have created this environment that not just encourages companies to move jobs out of the country, it HERDS them out of the country. Hillary complains that the rich got richer, while the middle class was hurt. And she’s right. The rich looked at the higher taxes, and higher regulatory burdens that SHE and her kind imposed, and tied them to the soft trade deals that SHE and her kind negotiated - deals make it EASY to manufacture outside the USA and then import items back with no tariff. So the rich are fine. They have options. They’ll still make money, because their companies still make and sell products to US consumers. But the US middle-class worker lost his or her job, so of course they’re doing poorly. So what does Hillary propose? Raise the taxes even higher. Look, the top 10% of wage earners already pay over 90% of all income taxes. How much higher can they go? Just ask yourself: if higher taxes and higher regulation have driven all these jobs abroad, will even higher taxes keep that next job from leaving? Or bring any of them back? Only a fool would believe that nonsense.

    The way to bring back jobs is to restore America to a competitive posture - lower taxes - both personal and at the corporate level; reformed and reduced regulations (that are just as much of a cost to businesses as high taxes); and better trade deals that don’t allow foreign goods into our country without tariffs when those countries unfairly compete, or manipulate their currencies.”

  • North Carolina Mob Attack Female Truck Driver – Police Refuse to Help, Desperate Calls To Chopper

    09/21/2016 7:16:51 AM PDT · 37 of 52
    Be Free to detective

    The City of Charlotte is run by Democrats, and has been for years and years. The Mecklenburg County government is run by Democrats - and has been for years and years. The police force is the “Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department” - a combined City/County entity so, effectively, is run by Democrats.

    The current Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief (Kerr Putney) is black. The previous police chief (Rodney Monroe) was black. The officer who shot the decedent is black. The decedent is black, and had a gun. The decedent is also said to be an ex-felon, making his possession of a gun illegal. It was obviously a bad idea for him to brandish a gun when approached by police.

    Now, despite all of this, my prediction is that the national media will decend upon Charlotte like locusts on crops. High-profile liberal activists will do so as well, including and especially BLM, Sharpton’s NAN, Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition, etc. You see, NC is a swing state - one the Dems have been pouring resources in for years and years. They are trying to turn it into another bullet-proof Blue state, like California, New York, or Massachusetts. With the election looming, they will (predictably) take this event well beyond the facts, and well beyond reason, because they need a catalyst to stimulate liberal voter turnout.

    This new faux-outrage will be ON TOP of the recent decision of the 3-judge panel of liberal-activist-judges of the 4th District overturning the State’s voter ID law, and a separate judgement that the most recent redistricting was discriminatory. And the liberal media is still holding the State’s GOP-led legislature’s, and GOP Governor’s feet to the fire over HB2 (House Bill 2), protecting innocents’ privacy in bathrooms, locker-rooms, and other shared-use facilities historically segregated by biological gender.

    The Dems play hardball. The GOP cowers under their desks. We really need someone like Trump, who will stand up to all this nonsense and reverse the tide.

  • TWITTER: Dr. Seuss comments on Jake Tapper editing Hillary comment about NYC bomb

    09/18/2016 10:15:13 AM PDT · 17 of 25
    Be Free to doug from upland

    Or we could do Jake limericks!

    There once was an anchor named Jake.
    Trump’s ascension he just could not take.
    Though the recording was clear,
    as we could all hear,
    what he played on the air was a fake.

  • NCAA moving 7 championship events out of North Carolina

    09/12/2016 6:08:42 PM PDT · 17 of 60
    Be Free to ConservativeStatement

    What’s with this half-measure? Either you’re against NC and HB2 or you’re not. The NCAA pulls 7 events? Why not all? Are they outraged or not? Or are they just trying to make a statement?

    Clearly they’re trying to use money as the carrot. Since when are conservative values and morals up for sale?

  • Per Capita Firearms vs Murder Rates in the U.S. 1950 – 2014

    09/07/2016 8:59:20 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    Be Free to marktwain

    Just for fun, show this graph to a liberal - but without the labels. Tell them the “red” is % of vehicles with airbags, and green is the number of vehicular deaths per 100,000 vehicles. Then ask them what they think the graph tells them.

    Only after they’ve answered, tell them it is gun ownership and deaths by firearms. Then ask them what they think the graph tells them.

    Then stand back and watch their head explode!

  • 'Coughing Clinton' Shrugs Off Health "Conspiracy Theories" As Questions Emerge On "Pollen" (trunc)

    09/06/2016 8:58:52 AM PDT · 28 of 55
    Be Free to RightGeek

    If it were “seasonal allergies”, wouldn’t there be a clear record of her being afflicted in the past? Surely there’s video footage of her time as First Lady, NY Senator or SoS where she had a cough attack due to these same allergies, no?

  • ABC NEWS Poll: Clinton Unpopularity at New High, on Par With Trump

    08/31/2016 10:23:35 AM PDT · 41 of 51
    Be Free to tcrlaf

    Hillary’s unfavorable ratings are because of what we know to be 100% true about her. Trump’s unfavorable ratings are because of what the media and Dems (and RINO’s) tell us we’re supposed to fear about him - with absolutely no substantiation.

    The reality is that Trump is a big unknown, as there’s no political history behind him or his candidacy, so we can only judge him by his words, and his actions as a business man.

  • Democratic Congressman: Clinton Foundation ‘Should Be Cut Off’

    08/30/2016 2:51:27 PM PDT · 5 of 19
    Be Free to orchestra

    Typical politician - want you to think they’re outraged and doing something, while actually doing nothing. “Cutting off”, or even closing the foundation down will do absolutely nothing. The problem isn’t the foundation, it’s the Clintons. Everything they touch is tainted, tarnished, and slimed. They are out for themselves, and no one else.

  • Media Report 25% of Current Florida Primary Ballots Never-Voted Before EVER

    08/29/2016 4:27:38 AM PDT · 8 of 31
    Be Free to taildragger

    Or pointing toward massive voter fraud via the least secure method - the absentee ballot.

  • Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:29:50 AM PDT · 27 of 48
    Be Free to ChicagoConservative27

    B.S. issue. I’m no Hillary fan (look at post history), but I would EXPECT our top cabinet officials to fly private aircraft if, for no other reason, to not mess up the traveling public with all of the extra security requirements that disrupt normal flight operations. I got bumped from a flight (shuttle) out of Logan one time because Ted Kennedy and his entourage needed the seats - flying coach no-less.

  • Hillary Had State Dept. Staff Research Parkinson's Drug

    08/24/2016 6:39:41 AM PDT · 13 of 50
    Be Free to xzins

    Placing a bet here: The Hillary campaign needs to stop the bleeding and garner sympathy. They need to do so in a way that doesn’t confirm her own medical ailments. My prediction is that the emails pointing to research about various prescription meds, Parkinson’s Disease, etc., etc. will be explained away as research for medical problems BILL has. Hillary was clearly just being a loving and devoted wife to the man she has loved all these years.

    I can hear the new lie now: “This is a very private matter. We were hoping not to have to air it in public but, because it has become such a distraction to the real issues we should be taking about, our sleazy, mud-slinging political enemies have forced us to disclose this very painful and very personal matter. We won’t address it further, and won’t take any questions, and hope that the American public will be understanding as we live and deal with Bill’s affliction in private.”

  • State: Nearly 15,000 new Clinton emails gleaned in FBI probe

    08/22/2016 10:03:45 AM PDT · 12 of 31
    Be Free to mandaladon
    "they anticipate processing and releasing the first batch of these new emails in mid-October.

    So do you think those in this first batch will be helpful or devastating for Hillary? Hmmmm - Obama controlled "just-us" department; Obama controlled State Department, with John ("did you know I served in Vietnam?") Kerry at the helm. I'm sure there won't be ANY politics involved in this partial release! {/sarc}

  • Here's Why Wages Have Stagnated--and Will Continue to Stagnate

    08/15/2016 12:31:30 PM PDT · 14 of 17
    Be Free to kabar

    In addition to over-supply of labor, you have another phenomena I’ve not seen really referenced or studied - “true” disposable income - the amount one can spend on a discretionary basis. Specifically, disposable income is generally regarded as funding purchases for things like healthcare and energy consumption costs. We have a federal government that, through its specific actions, has increased the costs of healthcare and energy (particularly motor fuels). This doesn’t directly impact gross income, and doesn’t affect disposable income in the classic definition. But from a practical perspective, people are spending more on both, but getting no incremental value in return (paying more for the same or inferior utility value). This reduces the amount of actual disposable income that people can spend on a discretionary basis. When you reduce discretionary spending, you reduce the velocity of money, which leads to further stagnation.

  • Terrorism Scares Away the Tourists Europe Was Counting On

    07/29/2016 9:38:57 AM PDT · 49 of 52
    Be Free to C19fan

    I’m in North Carolina. Our daily fish-wrap, the Charlotte Observer, reminds us several times per week (if not daily) of all of the business the State is losing because our governor and legislature passed HB2 (hoping to protect women & children from having to share bathrooms, locker-rooms, and etc. with folks that identify as something other than their birth-gender). In that endeavor, the paper beats the drum again and again about how this government policy and law needs to change - specifically by focusing on perceived economic losses.

    Now flip the scenario - the Euro tourist industry is suffering specifically because of fears of terrorism. So, does the same press demand a change in law and policy because of THESE economic losses? Of course not! Stay the course and support the suicidal globalists like Merkel & Hollande.

  • Head Rat Jumps Ship (Debbie Wasserman Schultz)

    07/26/2016 7:25:57 AM PDT · 18 of 19
    Be Free to CptnObvious

    This wasn’t a rat jumping ship, or even a rat being pushed from a ship. This was the DNC, and the party in general, greasing the skids for Hillary the whole time. It was SUPPOSED to happen in 2008, but the emergence of Obama derailed their efforts then. At her age, and in her health, there wasn’t going to be another chance for Hillary. They weren’t about to let her be pushed aside a 2nd time.

    The “forced resignation” of DWS was a symbolic move only - to make it APPEAR that they were sorry for what had been done, and were holding someone accountable. The fact that she had her new job with Hillary’s campaign immediately, puts the lie to that. DWS was REWARDED for doing what she was asked to do, and supposed to do - ensure Hillary’s nomination.

    Trump and Bernie are both right - the system is completely rigged. Frankly, this was also supposed to happen on the GOP side. The field was supposed to get narrowed down to just a few of the GOP-e, any one of which the party establishment and backers would have been happy with. Trump derailed those plans, winning what was closer to a fair fight than anything the Dems did.

  • Donna Brazile: "More emails are coming"

    07/25/2016 5:19:43 PM PDT · 217 of 218
    Be Free to ColdOne
    Why would the Russians do it?

    EXACTLY! They'd be much better off having leverage over Hillary if she's elected, then letting the info out like this.

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed at Chaotic Florida Delegation Breakfast

    07/25/2016 8:43:38 AM PDT · 18 of 60
    Be Free to Zakeet

    She didn’t do this on her own - she did this because she was put in place to do this long ago.

    We should be trolling her AND Hillary on this:

    1. Is this Hillary’s “Good job Brownie” moment? Remember the lambasting W took when he told (then) FEMA chief Brown that he’d done a good job managing the Hurricane Katrina response?

    2. More of the same from the Dems: the ends justify the means. DWS was immediately hired by Hillary after her staying at the DNC wasn’t tenable any longer. Does this sound like what you’d do to or with a rogue that couldn’t be trusted?

    3. The only thing missing was the “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” banner over a picture of DWS. She did what she was supposed to do - ensure Hillary’s nomination. Maybe they’ll save that roll-out for the official nomination and acceptance later this week.

  • Congressman Steve King Defends Old White People

    07/22/2016 8:50:42 AM PDT · 5 of 30
    Be Free to pinochet

    His reply might better have been: “You mean like Hillary and Bernie, who are both white, and 68 and 74, respectively.”

  • Luzer Cruz

    07/20/2016 7:05:57 PM PDT · 43 of 118
    Be Free to LoneRangerMassachusetts

    I supported him early. If it weren’t for Trump, he’d likely have won. But he lost. And he was absolutely classless.

    What a small man. A small, bitter man. I couldn’t be more disappointed in him.

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘I can’t imagine what the country would be’ under President Trump

    07/11/2016 8:53:17 AM PDT · 49 of 100
    Be Free to henkster

    She’s clearly losing her faculties. Throughout her career, she has “imagined” all sorts of constitutional protections that don’t exist, and “imagined” all manner of reasons that clear constitutional provisions and precedents don’t apply in cases brought before the USSC.

    To admit now that she can’t imagine the USA under a Trump presidency tells me she’s lost the battle with father time.

  • Le Tour d' France 2016 ( [not] Live thread)

    07/10/2016 8:18:56 PM PDT · 76 of 112
    Be Free to deport

    I saw Renshaw dropped out too (Cavendish’s lead-out man). What’s the story there?

  • Freeper Help! Decision on My VW TDI Keep or Buy Another Car and What?

    07/01/2016 2:03:32 PM PDT · 55 of 114
    Be Free to Chickensoup

    Keep it and drive in in good conscience. The dirty secret about what drove VW to do what they did is the totally nonsensical rules of the EPA. They measure pollutants on a per-gallon burned, rather than per-mile driven. VW had tried and fought for years against this stupidity, and had several of their ultra-efficient diesels banned from sale in the US because of the per-gallon vs. per-mile driven issue. Engines that were among the most popular, affordable and reliable in Europe.

    So your “tainted” diesel likely has less environmental impact than a Prius (if you include manufacturing processes and removal/disposal requirements of the battery packs).

    Drive on and enjoy!

  • Grace Kelly’s Childhood Home Is up for Sale in Philadelphia

    06/28/2016 5:01:18 AM PDT · 4 of 8
    Be Free to Tax-chick

    Ever eat at Horsey’s restaurant in OC at 14th & Asbury? I spent (wasted?) a few summers as a cook there in the late 70’s. It was breakfast & dinner only, so afternoons at the beach, and nights in Somer’s Point, which was the closest place to legally get a beer (OC was dry).

    There were some beautiful homes along the beach starting where the boardwalk ended around 15th or 16th, and then well south to the inlet bridge at Sea Isle City (or “Senile” City, as we called it).

  • Dick Morris: 'I Don't Know What's Behind Paul Ryan'

    06/18/2016 1:26:19 PM PDT · 59 of 59
    Be Free to Hojczyk

    Hmmmm. Was his FBI file among those collected by the Clintons?

  • A (very) Brief Analysis of Primary Results (Vanity)

    06/08/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · 23 of 33
    Be Free to drop 50 and fire for effect

    On the surface, those numbers would point to a Trump landslide in November. But other interpretations would include:

    1. Republican turn-out was so high because it was heavily contested, with 17 candidates initially. Plus, once it was narrowed, there were enough zealots for each of the candidates remaining, that it drove continued high turnout. When it narrowed to 2, the pro-Trump and anti-Trump passions were high, as were those for/against Cruz (but to a lesser extent). That kept turnout high, as the contest went on so long.

    2. On the Dem side, you have the “vote for any female” block that’s been just waiting for this historic moment, so “H” got some number of enthusiasts out for her. But I think those same folks will turn out in the same numbers in November, so the lower overall turnout doesn’t bode well for her. Bernie’s was truly a movement about socialism, and the continued economic ills Obama’s “leadership” created. These malcontents are convinced of a zero-sum game: they’re facing hardships because the rich people, or something. In fact, the Dem’s entire appeal to this mass is that all ills are traced back to the greed of the 1%. But NEITHER of these groups are large in number, and the bulk of the Dems look at the current party make-up and say “that’s not me, and that’s not who I am” - so they stayed home. This should also continue in November.

    So the real questions to me are:

    - how many newly created and highly-motivated pro-Trump voters will there be?
    - how many of the anti-Trump Repubs from the primaries will hold their nose and vote anti-Hillary (for Trump)?
    - how many anti-Hillary Dems will vote for Trump?
    - how many on both sides will stay home?
    - wildcard: will Hillary face indictment?

    I think there is more excitement and support for Trump (net of the small but vocal “never Trump” crowd) than Hillary’s “first woman president” group.

    I think the Bernie supports will split - some supporting any Dem (including Hillary) before any Repub (regardless of Trump). Others, and in large numbers, will never vote Hillary - or any other ESTABLISHMENT candidate. Here, Trump could snare some defectors. But the big message here is that pro-Bernie will NOT mean pro-Hillary.

    Finally, there are more registered Dems than Repubs now than in 2008 and 2012 - both in real numbers, and a percentages of voting-age people. That’s a real, structural deficit that has to be overcome by the other facts, above.

    Trump in a squeeker - unless he does something monumentally stupid.

  • Chicago Walmart closed by protestors

    06/08/2016 9:16:05 AM PDT · 54 of 79
    Be Free to pabianice

    Such a nice store. Too bad it had to be closed due to plumbing problems that would have been prohibitively expensive to repair.

  • VFW to Obama: ‘No confused politics here’

    06/02/2016 3:14:11 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    Be Free to JPJones
    “No wonder that people think the deficit has gone up under my presidency when it’s actually gone down.”

    The deficit has gone down, but the debt has doubled:

    “As of December 15, 2015, the U.S. is $18.8 trillion in debt.”

    National Debt in 2008: 10 Trillion

    He’s brought the deficit “down” while simultaneously running up the debt faster than any other president, ever.

    Neat trick, one those dumb racist hate-radio VFW’ers simply are too stupid to understand.

    Plus, the "base year" he's using for comparison was the year of the monster bail-out/stimulus of some $1 trillion. Remember the one that was supposed to save the economy, fix our infrastructure, and provide "shovel-ready jobs"?

    OF COURSE his annual deficits were less (but even then, not by too much) - that was supposed to be a ONE-TIME hit to save us! And it (predictably) failed to do anything other than pay off loyal Democrats and Unions.

    So, while what he's saying about the deficit (vs. the debt) is technically true, it is also grossly misleading. "Figures don't lie, but liars figure."

  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 24,2016

    05/25/2016 8:14:12 AM PDT · 162 of 189
    Be Free to holdonnow

    I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend, and take some time to reflect on the choice we face in November.

    We had a contest and, regardless of tactics, Cruz lost to Trump. I like Cruz. I think he’s a great voice and champion for the conservative cause, and for the Constitution. But he lost.

    There is no way (absolutely NO way) I would support Hillary under any circumstances whatsoever, regardless of her opponent. She’s Obama without the charm. Obama without the scruples. When slick-Willie occupied the WH, and he had the angel on one-shoulder, she was the devil on the other. Many of the most under-handed, despicable acts conducted during Bill’s time in office were her doing - beginning to end. Her legacy goes back to (and before) being FIRED by her own Dem friends for misconduct in pursuing Nixon in the Watergate matter. She is a BAD person - unfit for the Presidency. Having barely survived the Obama reign, Pres. Hillary would do damage that would take a generation or 2 to unwind (USSC). It would be my grand-children’s generation that would have to fix things. And that might be too late.

    Trump certainly is a loose cannon. But if he can accomplish 1/10th of what he proposes regarding immigration, trade, corporate and personal taxation, military & defense, stepped up protection against radical Islam, and criteria for selection of Supreme Court nominee’s, he’ll be more effective than any Republican since Reagan, and a good (if not great) President. Plus, I have no doubt that he will call out the entrenched establishment types that obstruct progress. I also think he doesn’t care about a second term so much that he’ll pull his punches. We’ve all seen his tone and tenor - he has no filter, and that could actually be a refreshing change - God knows we need real change.

    What I really think he’s about is that he’s a (very) rich guy that played the game to get where he is. He contributed politically to whomever was in power to get (buy) influence. And it worked. That’s the way it works. But I also think he’s looking at the twilight of his life and realizing that’s not as it should be. He’s seeking some sort of redemption - for his children and children’s children, and for the USA.

    When I tune in this Friday (for Ray Charles Friday - one of my favorite show themes) I’m hoping for a more pragmatic Mark Levin. One not fighting yesterday’s battles, but tomorrow’s war.

    Be well Mark.

  • Vanity: Did Bill Clinton really boost the economy?

    05/17/2016 5:45:02 PM PDT · 44 of 67
    Be Free to From The Deer Stand

    Just another case of a rooster taking credit for the sunrise.

  • JUSTICE: Look What Happened to Target CEO Right After He Defended Pedophile Bathrooms

    05/16/2016 7:00:11 PM PDT · 20 of 98
    Be Free to Morgana

    This is what happens when companies’ leaders think they need to weigh in on social issues. To my knowledge, no one was waiting with baited breath to see what Target’s store policy was going to be in the wake of the passage of NC HB2. Yet the CEO couldn’t wait to get to the front of the parade. But to what end?

    Did he want to be the hero of the media? Hollywood? The LGBT community? Or maybe just get some free PR?

    Whatever, he totally has misread popular opinion - especially among his core customer base. The shareholders are going to filet him - and deservedly so. He’s on the wrong side of the issue - both basic moral principals and safety, but also among those that line the company’s coffers.

    A totally un-forced error that will lead to his removal. But you just know he’ll land a cushy job with another retail company, no doubt a darling of the left. The media will make a martyr of him, for sure.

  • One Weak Nominee: Hillary Clinton’s Problem Isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s Hillary Clinton [SALON]

    05/15/2016 8:05:02 AM PDT · 18 of 40
    Be Free to MarvinStinson

    Resume? Accomplishments? Please - plenty of success to point to:

    1. Successful futures trader - turning a $1,000 investment in cattle futures to $100,000 virtually overnight.
    2. FIRED from the Dem team investigating the Nixon/Watergate - for UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR. You really have to be doing something bad when fellow Dems fire you for being UNETHICAL. As the Dems seem to want unethical representation, this is something their voters will admire!
    3. Successfully managed the “Bimbo Eruption” hit-team. No charges against were ever successfully prosecuted.
    4. Successfully defended a child rapist.
    5. Successfully ran for and won a NY Senate seat.
    6. Successfully (so far) avoided any responsibility for Benghazi and the deaths of a US Ambassador & 3 brave patriots.
    7. As US Senator, successfully sponsored and passed 3 bills naming roads, bridges, and buildings after others.

    I could go on, but I’d overwhelm the FR servers. She’s at LEAST as qualified as Obama ever was!


  • North Carolina Governor Sues Justice Department Over Bias Law

    05/09/2016 7:51:13 PM PDT · 31 of 32
    Be Free to reaganaut1
    Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina on Monday escalated the nation’s clash over transgender rights by suing the Justice Department, which said last week that the state had violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it passed a law prohibiting people from using public restrooms that do not correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificates.

    I HATE the yellow-journalists of the liberal MSM, especially the NY Slimes. Note the bias in the opening sentence, above. It was the Justice Department that decided on their own that the Civil Rights Act now extends to a new class of individuals never included, or even contemplated by Congress at the time. Nor by any legal precedent set since. But somehow it is Gov. McCrory that "escalated" the issue?? The (in)Justice Department isn't a court. They don't decide the law, and they don't make the law: they enforce it. Hopefully the 4th District Court sends the Lynch/Obama despots packing.

    (btw - note how fast the Justice Department can move when motivated? Less than 6 hours from the NC suit against them before they file their countersuit. But with Hillary's illegal and grossly negligent use of a home server? How long has that been going on?)