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  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Trump, Carson Lead Minnesota 'Corn Poll'

    08/27/2015 6:16:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 8/27/15 | Tom Hauser
    It's been a long-standing tradition at the Iowa State Fair, but now you can cast your kernels for presidential candidates at the Minnesota State Fair. The early front runners in the unscientific poll at the Minnesota Republican Party booth are Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. "Anybody can stop by our booth and and cast a vote for whoever their favorite candidate is," GOP Party Chair Keith Downey said. If you make a donation or sign up to support the GOP, voters get a small cup full of corn kernels they can distribute among as many of the candidates...
  • Questioning Trump like wrestling an eel

    08/27/2015 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Chicago Sun Times Press Reader ^ | 8/26/2015 | Roger Simon
    On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos, an excellent interviewer, tried to break through the Trump persona and get some answers on something - anything! Stephanopoulos chose the sole plan listed under "Positions" on the official Trump website. It is Trump's plan for making Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border, deporting "criminal aliens" from the United States, and ending "birthright citizenship" among other complex, controversial and expensive programs. Stephanopoulos attempted to find out how Trump would carry out his plan. Specifically. Did I say it was like wrestling an eel? It is more like punching a pillow. "You have...
  • How Republicans Can Win Back Conservatives - Passing the emotional purity test

    08/26/2015 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The GOP is panicking. And it should be. Conservatives are sending an angry unambiguous message to the party. The message can be read not only in the rise of Donald Trump, but also in the rise of Ben Carson. Republican voters are choosing candidates who don’t talk or seem like politicians. They have lost all faith in the Republican Party. And it’s hard to blame them. Conservatives poured time, energy and money into a party that promised to counter Obama and take back America. The GOP controls both houses of Congress and conservatives have nothing to show for it. Support...
  • Black Lives Do Matter (Why Only Black Lives?)

    08/24/2015 11:29:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 24, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Recently, a Birmingham, AL detective pulled over a motorist driving erratically. Attacked by the man, the officer hesitated to pull his weapon for fear of being accused by the media of needlessly killing an unarmed man. The suspect pistol-whipped the officer with his own gun until he was left unconscious. What followed the attack was disturbing. Instead of helping the officers, bystanders took pictures and uploaded them to social media. Many mocked the detective, celebrating what happened. They used the hashtag #fu..thepolice. Former LA homicide detective Mark Fuhrman commented, “The decency is gone…. It’s just the tip of the iceberg...
  • Why polls alone don't show the true leaders of the GOP race

    08/24/2015 12:26:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NewsMachete ^ | August 24, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Who are the leaders in this crowded race for the GOP nomination? If you look at national polls, the top three are Trump, Bush, and Carson. If you look at New Hampshire, it's Trump, Kasich, and Bush. If you look at Iowa, it's Trump, Carson, and Walker, though I don't know how proud Scott Walker can be to be third in a state that should almost be giving him a home-state advantage. But these polls by themselves don't show who the leaders are in the race. To know the answer to that question, you have to look at all the...
  • Daily Mail: Trump Operation Eyeing Carson and Cruz as Potential VP’s

    08/22/2015 9:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 21, 2015 | Staff
    The Daily Mail writes: Leading Republican candidate for the White House Donald Trump hasn’t officially begun scouting running mates – the first primary is still six months away. Two of his 2016 competitors come to mind for the position, however: Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Trump’s campaign said he has ‘cordial’ relationships with both men based on ‘mutual respect.’ An ex-aide to Trump, Roger Stone, was also seen meeting with Carson’s campaign chief Jake Menges yesterday in New York. Stone says he did not set up the meeting at the behest of Trump, however. Stone told that...
  • 2016 Presidential Polls: Donald Trump Pulling Away As 30,000 Attend Republican Rally In Alabama

    08/22/2015 7:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 22, 2015 | Danny Cox
    Everyone thought that Donald Trump was way in over his head when he decided to throw his hat in the ring for 2016 presidential election. Now, there are not nearly as many people who think the same way, and that was evident when 30,000 people turned out for a Republican pep rally in Alabama on Friday. Now, he’s beginning to pull away from the rest of the field and very well could widen his lead in the 2016 presidential polls. Topped off in a red hat, Donald Trump stepped out before 30,000 supporters in Alabama on Friday night, and it...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: Current Border Fence "Certainly Woudn't Keep Me Out"

    08/21/2015 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    NACO, Arizona — As a motorcade carrying GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson down to a service road behind part of the border fence that was built here, there were no Border Patrol agents in sight. The fence—which local law enforcement from the Cochise County sheriff’s office confirms could easily be cut through with a blow-torch, something illegal aliens do quite frequently—ends a few miles up the road.
  • Sarah Palin Praises Trump; Claims Billionaire Understands Working Class

    08/20/2015 2:03:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 19, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    While short of an official endorsement, Sarah Palin was effusive in her praise for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, claiming the celebrity billionaire is in touch with working class "Joe Six Pack" values. "I am so happy that he is running," she said. Appearing on Fox's On The Record with Greta Van Susteren Tuesday, Palin was asked if she was endorsing the candidate and billionaire business leader: "Here's the deal Greta, he's the best thing to happen to the permanent political class since the beauty of the Tea Party genuine movement rose up and shined light on crony capitalism, and then...
  • Trump: I don't think children born to illegal parents have citizenship

    08/20/2015 12:01:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/19/2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Mediaite and Politico are running headlines for this segment claiming that Trump said the Fourteenth Amendment is unconstitutional, which is cute but unfair. What he's saying, in his own...folksy way, is that he thinks the Supremes will side with him in finding that birth right citizenship under the Constitution doesn't apply to children of illegals. What's newsy is him implying that that ruling should apply not just prospectively but retroactively ("I don't think they have American citizenship") meaning that many thousands of people - some now adults - who have lived all their lives in America would suddenly find themselves...
  • Is Trump looking for a vice-president? He talks to Cruz–ex-aide is seen with Carson's right-hand man

    08/20/2015 10:08:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 20, 2015 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
    * Trump's campaign said he has 'cordial' relationships with both men based on 'mutual respect' * Ex-aide to Trump, Roger Stone says he met with Carson's campaign of his own volition because he thinks the doctor would be a good fit for Trump * Trump openly praised Cruz and Carson after he was asked about possible running mates, 'They’ve been very supportive of me' * Cruz and Trump planned to visit the United States' border with Mexico together in July but Senate votes kept the Texas senator in WashingtonLeading Republican candidate for the White House Donald Trump hasn't officially begun...
  • Rubio, Kasich, Fiorina and Carson are doing the best in the battleground states

    08/20/2015 9:43:34 AM PDT · by libertarian neocon · 11 replies
    Libertarian Neocon ^ | libertarian neocon
    The Quinnipiac poll of battle ground states had some pretty interesting information in it.  Most notably, amongst registered voters of all political stripes, the top 4 names are the same in each of the states polled (Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania).  The four are Rubio, Kasich, Fiorina and Carson, who seem to run the gambit of the GOP, from moderate (Kasich) to establishment conservative (Rubio) and full-on Tea Party outsider (Carson).  And all of them have better numbers than both Clinton and Biden. First, let's look at Florida: Note that Trump is very near the bottom in a very key state. ...
  • Underestimating Ted Cruz is a mistake

    08/19/2015 12:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Albert Hunt, The Washington Post
    If the US Republican presidential candidate falls short this time, some sources close to him say, 
he figures the Democrats will win the presidency. Then he picks up the pieces afterwards.Ted Cruz is a man with a plan. The United States Republican presidential candidate, bete noire of his party’s establishment, has carefully calculated a path to becoming the right-wing standard-bearer. That makes him the most underestimated candidate in the field. Cruz is rising in some polls and attracting more attention after the Republican debates in Cleveland on August 6. The chattering class focused more on how well John Kasich, Carly...
  • Post-Fox Debate Frank Luntz Focus Group Fails to Forecast Direction of GOP Race

    08/18/2015 9:32:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 18, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been 12 days since the first Republican presidential debate was broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Immediately following that event on the network’s The Kelly File, pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group on location in Cleveland, the site of the debate. According to the participants of his focus group, real estate mogul Donald Trump, the frontrunner of the race, fared poorly, but they gave a mixed response as to who was the strongest in the debate. Many of the respondents gave a favorable reactions to former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon...
  • The fury and finance fuelling US Republican insurgents

    08/18/2015 1:44:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | August 16, 2015 | Norman Ornstein
  • The Lunatics Have Taken Over The GOP As Trump, Carson And Cruz Top The Republican Field

    08/18/2015 12:05:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | August 17, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    A Fox News poll released on August 16th, showed Donald Trump continuing to enjoy a dominant lead in the Republican race for the 2016 presidential nomination. Trump polled at 25 percent in the 17 candidate field, well ahead of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson who was in second place with 12 percent support. Ted Cruz was in third place at 10 percent, with no other candidate in double digits. Trump’s commanding lead is no longer surprising, given that he has been comfortably ahead in several recent national surveys, released from multiple different polling firms. What makes the Fox News poll so...
  • All the Electable Republicans Are Losing

    08/17/2015 11:29:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 18, 2015 | Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican Pollster
    Jeb! and Rubio are beating Hillary in the polls—so why is the GOP so enthralled with guys like Trump and Carson? Presidential primaries are sometimes likened to dating; candidates try to woo voters, courting them, promising them the world, and then asking for their hand. In the last two presidential elections, Republicans have dated around, seeing everyone from Rudy Giuliani to Herman Cain. But after a few summer flings, they’ve always landed on the Very Nice And Responsible Choice. So after having their hearts broken by John McCain and Mitt Romney, two candidates who promised “electability” and came up short,...
  • Trump leads field in Newton County GOP straw poll (Carson & Cruz right behind) [Missouri]

    08/17/2015 1:34:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | August 16, 2015 | Susan Redden
    Donald Trump was the winner by a wide margin among area Republicans who cast ballots in a presidential preference straw poll held last week as part of the annual Newton County Republican watermelon feed. Trump received 27 percent of the vote, followed by Ben Carson, 14.5 percent; Ted Cruz, 13.7 percent; Mike Huckabee, 9.6 percent; Scott Walker, 9 percent; Jeb Bush, 7.2 percent; Rand Paul, 6 percent; Carly Fiorina, 4.2 percent; Marco Rubio, 2.4 percent; Bobby Jindal, 1.8 percent; and John Kasich, 1.2 percent. Chris Christie, Mark Everson and Rick Perry each received 0.6 percent, and Mitt Romney and Sarah...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump Continues to Soar, Followed by Carson and Cruz

    08/16/2015 4:05:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 16, 2015
    Billionaire developer Donald Trump is still holding his own in a new Fox News poll, while establishment candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are all losing traction. Trump is continuing to dominate with 25 percent support nationally while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, is running second at 12 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, known for locking horns with Republican congressional leaders, is third at 10 percent. Those findings mirror recent polls in Iowa and elsewhere. Bush has place 9 percent for a fourth place finish, droping from 15 percent and second place in a Fox News poll conducted earlier...
  • Fox News Poll

    08/16/2015 12:12:23 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/15 | Fox News
    Anderson Robbins Research (D) / Shaw & Company Research (R) N = 1,008 registered voters (519 landline, 489 cell phone) Questions 1, 3-5, 32-35 and 37-38 are for release after 6:00 P.M. ET Friday, August 14. Questions 6-31 are for release after 9:00 A.M. ET Sunday, August 16. Methodology Interviews Conducted: August 11-13, 2015 The Fox News Poll is conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). The poll was conducted by telephone with live interviewers August 11-13, 2015 among a random national sample of 1,008 registered voters (RV). Results based on...
  • What Ben Carson Knows about Planned Parenthood

    08/15/2015 5:40:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/15 | Ian Tuttle
    It’s an irony surely lost on the Black Lives Matter crowd that whatever the perils of life in Democrat-controlled cities, nowhere is as dangerous to black Americans as the womb. That is not a matter of chance, as Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson noted Wednesday on Fox News: “I know who Margaret Sanger is,” Carson told host Neil Cavuto, referring to the founder of Planned Parenthood, “and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people. And one of the reasons that you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is...
  • Governor Palin "Accepts" Apology From RedState’s Erickson

    08/15/2015 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 15 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin "accepted" an apology from RedState’s Erick Erickson: Erick Erickson,Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in...
  • [Satire] Carson, BLM Clash on Issues

    08/15/2015 12:28:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement clashed this week following Carson's assertion that BLM is "creating strife." As Carson sees it, "Blacks have been led down a dead-end road to dependency and murder via abortion by Democrat policies." "The message that Democrats are sending by their support for the welfare state is that Blacks can't make it on their own efforts," Carson argued. "This is ridiculous. Blacks are as capable as whites if they apply their God-given talents to the world around them." The candidate was even more critical of Democrats' unwavering...
  • Carson, Trump Stumble on Abortion; No Wiggle Room w/ Pro-Lifers on Protecting Unborn, They Discover

    08/14/2015 8:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 14, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump were criticized by pro-life activists this week after they waffled on their positions regarding abortion, research on aborted baby body parts and funding Planned Parenthood. After Carson indicated support for the abortion drug RU-486 in the case of rape or incest, Cavuto asked Carson, "At the point of conception do you see that as life Doctor?" "Certainly once the heart starts beating, certainly at that point," replied Carson. His seemingly contradictory admission may come as a surprise to pro-life activists across the country. Carson was a popular speaker at several state right...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Response To Accusation Of Research On Fetal Tissue

    08/13/2015 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 122 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/13/2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    I wanted to use our time tonight to directly deal with an attack launched on me today by the left and the media. A couple questions came in on this subject, so I want to address it head on. Today I was accused by the press as having done research on fetal tissue. It simply is not true. The study they distributed by an anonymous source was done in 1992. The study was about tumors. I won’t bore you with the science. There were four doctors' names on the study. One was mine. I spent my life studying brain tumors...

    08/13/2015 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/12/15 | IAN HANCHETT
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stated “I don’t believe in the progressive model of you poor, poor little thing, you’re the victim and I’m going to take care of you” on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. Carson said, “I have a very deep concern for the downtrodden in our society. If you go back and you look at my history, you will see that is consistently the pattern, putting in reading rooms, particularly in Title I schools around the country, going around and speaking at schools. I had a program at the hospital where we...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton loses to GOP field in Missouri

    08/13/2015 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 8/12/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would lose Missouri to every GOP presidential candidate pitted against her in a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio performs best against Clinton, winning by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush performs worst, winning by only 7 percentage points. Donald Trump leads Clinton by 9 percentage points, Carly Fiorina had a 10 percentage point margin of victory, and Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky each won by 12. Missouri went blue for President Obama in 2008, and also features a...
  • Dr. Carson: Planned Parenthood Was Founded To Abort Black Babies

    08/12/2015 5:23:17 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Christian Datoc
    Ben Carson told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Wednesday that Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger to abort black babies and “control that population.” CARSON: Maybe I am not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood, but, you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and one of the reasons you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population. I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger who founded this place — a woman Hillary Clinton by...
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Stumps in Harlem

    08/12/2015 6:21:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 8/12/15 | Gustavo Solis
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought his message of self-reliance to the neighborhood on Wednesday during a campaign lunch with local business and religious leaders at Sylvia's. “What has happened traditionally, particularly since the 60’s, is you’ve got certain people saying, ‘There, there you poor little thing, you can’t take care of yourself, we are going to take care of you,’” he told reporters before sitting down for the meal, which was closed to the press. “And we got people who believe that they can't survive on their own, which is absolutely ridiculous.” The GOP hopeful, who was one...
  • Outsiders take over GOP

    08/12/2015 6:14:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/12/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Outsiders who have never before held political office are dominating the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Donald Trump is the GOP front-runner, while businesswoman Carly Fiorina is surging after a strong performance in last week’s debate. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is also showing strength, and is a candidate to watch in the Iowa caucuses, where he is outperforming former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Conservatives are thrilled with the developments. “This is a paradigm shift,” conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace told The Hill. “The base of the party is in open revolt. We’re watching a political party dissolve. It’s...
  • Franklin Pierce-Herald GOP poll results: Trump lead eroding; Kasich and Fiorina rise

    08/12/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 94 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Battenfeld and Chris Villani
    The latest Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows a big jump for Carly Fiorina, who makes to top 5 GOP candidates with 9% of N.H. GOP voters. This poll also shows Donald Trump in the lead at 18%, followed by Jeb Bush 13%, and John Kasich at 12%. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10%. ... GOP presidential upstart Donald Trump has lost ground in New Hampshire since his tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly... Businesswoman Carly Fiorina has jumped to fifth place in New Hampshire with nine percent support. ...
  • CNN / ORC Poll: Trump tops in Iowa as Scott Walker drops

    08/12/2015 2:19:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump has a significant lead in the race to win over likely Iowa caucus-goers, according to the first CNN/ORC poll in the state this cycle. Trump tops the field with 22% and is the candidate seen as best able to handle top issues including the economy, illegal immigration and terrorism. He's most cited as the one with the best chance of winning the general election, and, by a wide margin, as the candidate most likely to change the way things work in Washington. READ THE POLL RESULTS Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson follows Trump in overall preference with 14%,...
  • Ben Carson Responds To Hillary Clinton On Abortion

    08/11/2015 6:40:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 11, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    REBECCA KAPLAN August 11, 2015 Ben Carson Responds To Hillary Clinton On Abortion Neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson clarified his stance on abortion Tuesday in the wake of an attack from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who criticized the entire GOP field for being offensive to women. "I spent my entire career as a pediatric neurosurgeon, frequently staying up all night, fighting, struggling to save the life of little babies, even operating on babies inside the womb. So I don't think it should be hard for anyone to understand that I am totally opposed to killing babies,"...
  • Ban Carson's tax reform: keep the socialist income tax

    08/11/2015 10:46:09 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 23 replies
    8/11/15 | johnwk
     Well, I see Ben Carson, just like a number of our establishment Republican candidates, is supporting a continuance of the socialist experiment of laying and collecting a federal tax calculated from profits, gains, salaries and other lawfully earned incomes ___ and he even has invoked God in support of his proposed damnation! In addition to circumventing our Constitution’s command requiring all direct taxes to be apportioned among the States, Carson’s tax reform keeps a patently evil power in our federal government’s hands that has been used over and over by our federal government for nefarious purposes, and has proven to...
  • Open Letter to the Pro and Anti Trump Freepers

    08/10/2015 7:35:54 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 131 replies
    August 10, 2015 | Self
    I'm in the mood to ramble a bit so please excuse me for this rather long-winded vanity. Feel free to move on to another thread if you wish. Or you can pour yourself your favorite adult beverage and read on if you dare. No, it's not one of those infamous swan-song "I'm leaving and I'm not coming back" vanities. We used to have a name for those kind of vanities but it slipped my mind. You should all be so lucky! That will never happen. Been here since the very beginning (changed my screen name back in '97) and I'm...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: The People Will Rise Up And Regain Control Of Government

    08/10/2015 3:29:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 with host Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart News’ Executive Chairman, who asked Carson about his numbers and support increasing after the first GOP presidential primary debate last week in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Post-debate poll finds Trump still leading pack, Carly Fiorina winner of debates (29% say Trump lost

    08/10/2015 10:58:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 56 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/10/2015 | Dr. John Lopinski & Allsion Kopicki
    Following Thursday's Republican debates, an overnight poll shows Donald Trump maintaining his edge over the crowded field of Republican candidates. ... The NBC News online poll conducted by SurveyMonkey over Friday night and Saturday showed possible movement among the candidates following the debates, as well as Republican primary voters declaring Carly Fiorina the overall debate winner. Donald Trump has the support of 23% of Republican primary voters following the debate ... Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina were the candidates with the most gains in support, 7 points and 6 points respectively ... Among Republican and Republican-leaning voters who watched either...
  • Senior Ben Carson Adviser on Red State Snub: This ‘Smear and Outright Lie’ Will Not Stand

    08/10/2015 7:02:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 9, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s long-time business manager and friend told Breitbart News that Erick Erickson lied about his reasoning for not inviting Carson to the RedState event in Atlanta over the weekend. RedState is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem Communications, although overseen by Erickson—who is a Fox News Contributor. Salem Communications radio host Hugh Hewitt will be co-hosting the next GOP primary debate in California at the Reagan Library. Erickson told the Washington Examiner he did not invite Carson because he allegedly saw Carson speak at a veteran’s event where Erickson is saying Carson only talked about...

    08/09/2015 3:58:46 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate and former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about Megyn Kelly “bleeding.” Carson said, “Well, I think that may be difference between political correctness and courteous speech. There is a difference. What bothers me is when people say, you know, you can’t say this word, you can’t say this phrase, you can’t even think that, you can’t express this. And it’s very difficult for people to have honest conversation if they can’t express themselves. But no way do I advocate saying mean things about people....

    08/09/2015 4:53:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
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  • BREAKING: Ted Cruz’s Support MORE THAN DOUBLES Following GOP Debate; Surges to Second Place;...

    08/09/2015 4:16:20 PM PDT · by Isara · 77 replies
    The PolitiStick ^ | August 9, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    BREAKING: Ted Cruz’s Support MORE THAN DOUBLES Following GOP Debate; Surges to Second Place; RINOs Crash Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson moved up in the polls the most in the first polls conducted following the first GOP presidential debates. In a new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released on Sunday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a constitutional conservative, catapulted into second place overall, increasing by a whopping 7% over the prior poll, putting him at 13% overall, more than doubling his prior support of 6%, according to the poll. Cruz, a former national collegiate debate champion, soared despite having...
  • Atkins: Black lives did not matter at the GOP debate

    08/08/2015 10:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 9, 2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the shot heard ’round America — the one that left Michael Brown’s lifeless body lying on a Ferguson, Mo., street for hours and then left the nation reeling and roiling ever since. Yet watching the GOP candidates and Fox News moderators shape and prioritize the nation’s most pressing problems Thursday night, one couldn’t help but wonder: Does “Black Lives Matter” matter to them at all? In a two-hour debate, which frankly felt much longer, only two candidates were even asked about race. First, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker answered a question about the Black Lives...
  • Carson: Trump third party run puts Supreme Court at stake

    08/08/2015 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/2015 | Sean Langille
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is warning Donald Trump that a third party run could do more than just put Hillary Clinton in the White House. Carson cautioned the billionaire businessman than an independent presidential bid would tilt the balance of the Supreme Court in a liberal direction for generations. "If he [Donald Trump] decides to run a third party campaign, he basically will be giving the election to the progressives who will get two or three Supreme Court picks," Carson told Fox News host Megyn Kelly Friday. Over the past decade numerous split decisions reveal the replacement of even...
  • Trump dominates Facebook and the Twittersphere, Ben Carson second

    08/06/2015 10:49:20 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/7/2015 | Emily Stephenson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump delivered some of the most talked-about moments during the prime-time Republican presidential debate on Thursday, garnering the most mentions on Twitter, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson a distant second. Trump was also the most-discussed candidate on Facebook during the debate, with Carson again behind him, and Trump was the most searched name on Google as well, according to data released by the companies.
  • Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and you-know-who won the Google search war

    08/06/2015 9:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 6, 2015 | Philip Bump
    It will be interesting to see what the TV ratings for Thursday night's presidential primary debate look like once they come out. It started out with enormous intensity, but quickly faded. It's pretty safe to assume that viewership did, too. We can see one potential point to reinforce that. The most Googled candidate in the debate at any point was Ted Cruz -- with 67 percent more searches at his peak than the next most-searched candidate's peak....
  • Dr. Ben Carson Defends Birthers: Why Would You Go Through Such Lengths To Hide Past!?

    08/05/2015 6:39:15 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 58 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 4 2015 | Youtube
    Al Hunt on the Story implied that Donald Trump was being a racist when he brought up Obama's records. "[Carson]I don't believe that is true that he was born somewhere else...but I can understand why someone who specifically blocks a lot of his records, would cause somebody to become suspicious... It wasn't something that came out of the blue... Why if you are running for public office and specifically running for President of the United States, why would you go to such lengths to hide important parts of your history... Having spent many years in academia, when somebody goes from...
  • Ben Carson On Being From Detroit: "We Love The Motown Sound"

    08/05/2015 5:43:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio: GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson opened up to David Webb about his personal life in a special that will air on Sirius XM’s the David Webb Show Wednesday evening. Webb introduced Carson by saying he has written eight books. “Clearly an underachiever when it comes to writing,” Webb joked.
  • Trump, Cruz, Carson and more: Your guide to scoring the Republican debate

    08/05/2015 1:39:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Juan Williams
    Is this the dumbest idea of the 2016 campaign? Or is it the smartest? The New York Times recently reported that several top Republican donors wanted GOP candidates to boycott the primary debates to signal their distaste for billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Turning their backs on Trump would make news and establish the party’s identity as more than a big, bright platform for Trump. His sensational, barbed attacks on fellow Republicans, immigrants and President Obama have hurt the Republican brand with voters, including independents, Latinos and, most of all, Republicans. But despite his many critics, Trump remains at...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...