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  • Report: Trump to create super-PACs to attack Cruz, Kasich

    07/23/2016 8:06:53 AM PDT · by proust · 278 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump is reportedly planning on bankrolling super-PACs that would oppose Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), two of his former primary opponents who snubbed him during the party’s convention this week.
  • Mark Levin is a big dummy?

    07/22/2016 7:35:08 AM PDT · by MNDude · 82 replies
    Anyone else here a little disappointed in Mark Levin? I listened to him yesterday to see if he was on board supporting Trump, and he just kept on defending the little man. He was calling Chris Christie and Huckabee sell outs to the establishment for supporting Trump and attacking what Cruz did. He said Cruz didn't break his oath, because there was no oath to be broken. (I have no idea what he means by that). He kept on saying Reagan never endorsed Ford in 76 although alas has shared some YouTube videos of it. What do you guys make...
  • Thank you Teddy!! (Vanity)

    07/21/2016 2:57:00 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 26 replies
    FR Exclusive Content! (God help us all) | 7-21-16 | RKBA Democrat
    Folks, credit where credit is due. Toxic Teddy did something that I didn't think would be easy or fast and he did it in less than a half hour. Last night Toxic Ted single handedly strangled most of the alwayshillary movement and unified the conservative/nationalists behind the Trump ticket. Wow. Well done, Teddy! Let me be the first to buy you a drink and a rat to exploit! You da man, the legend in your own mind! Kudos are also owed to the Trump campaign, who played the speech by Toxic Ted like Perlman plays a stradivarius. It was awe...
  • Ted Cruz would run in 2020 even if Trump is president, RNC official says

    07/20/2016 2:55:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 213 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 20th, 2016 | Jon Ward
    CLEVELAND — For the first time in 36 years, there was a vote on the floor of a party’s nominating convention this past Monday that actually held an element of suspense. In the hour or so ahead of a vote in which insurgents were attempting to reset the convention rules, Republican National Committee operatives circulated the floor and the back halls of Quicken Loans Arena, buttonholing delegates to argue why they should retract support for the motion, and getting them to sign their names to withdrawal forms. Trump aides, by contrast, bullied delegates with vague and ineffective threats. In one...
  • Never Trump, Now More than Ever

    07/20/2016 1:29:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2016 | David French
    The demise of the Never Trump movement is greatly exaggerated. There is no doubt that its members failed in one of their aims — denying Donald Trump the GOP nomination — but Never Trump was only partially about this election. At its core, the movement represents a statement about the role of character and ideas in American politics and culture.
  • MARK LEVIN: FACT: Reagan never endorsed Gerald Ford at any time

    07/20/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook & Twitter ^ | July 20, 2016 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: FACT:Reagan never endorsed Gerald Ford at any time during the 1976 GOP convention or campaign The Reagans were furious at how the Ford campaign had attacked them. Paul Manafort will know this as he was a top delegate counter for Ford and against Reagan at that convention. Ford won the nomination, of course, then lost to Jimmy Carter. Four years later, Reagan won the nomination, won the general election in a landslide, and the rest is history.
  • Paul Manafort Weakly Denies Any Charges of Melania Trump Plagiarism: ‘There’s No Cribbing’

    07/19/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 374 replies
    CNN via Youtube ^ | July 19, 2016
    I transcribed the relevant part of the interview. CUOMO: Who takes the fall for cribbing Michelle Obama's speech in 2008? Whose fault is that? MANAFORT: Well, there's no cribbing of Michelle Obama's speech. These were common words and values that she cares about her family, that uh, that things like that. I mean, she was speaking in front of 35 million people last night - she knew that. I mean, to think that she would be cribbing Michelle Obama's words is crazy. I mean it's so, I mean once again, an example of a when a woman threatens Hillary Clinton...
  • Trump reportedly thought about dumping Pence as VP. Which is believable, thanks to Trump

    07/15/2016 1:17:14 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 71 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 7/15/2016 | Aaron Blake
    Somebody close to Donald Trump's campaign is apparently leaking something very unhelpful. Needless to say, having rumors out there that you thought about dumping your vice presidential pick 12 hours after his name started leaking is a bad thing. If you're Mike Pence, you just affixed your brand to Trump's for the next four months -- and perhaps the rest of your career -- and the botched handling of the VP rollout has now culminated in this. Not exactly a confidence-booster. If anything, this leak is just the latest proof of how poorly the whole thing has been handled. And...
  • Newt in February: 'Donald Trump's not a conservative'

    07/14/2016 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump is "not a conservative," speaks at a "fourth-grade level" and as a candidate for the Republican nomination has successfully "somehow figured out some weird combination of the Kardashians," Newt Gingrich said at a closed-door meeting in late February, according to audio obtained by ProPublica published late Wednesday.
  • Censored....

    07/12/2016 7:05:40 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 102 replies
    Why am I being censored. Admin FReepmail me.
  • Donald Trump Just Announced His Pick for Attorney General – Hillary’s Worst Nightmare!

    07/10/2016 9:24:37 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 28 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 07-10-2016 | Chris
    Donald Trump has made yet another announcement that will dismay Democrats across the country, and that is his choice for Attorney General. Trump tweeted that his pick for Attorney General is South Carolina conservative Rep. Trey Gowdy, who currently chairs the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Benghazi.
  • Trump Recycles Clinton’s Trade Policies

    06/28/2016 2:12:11 PM PDT · by Maceman · 46 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 28, 2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    It was fitting that Donald Trump appeared to be standing in front of a mess of commingled recycled trash while he delivered his trade policy speech. Because his plan appears mostly recycled from the platform of Hillary Clinton. That’s right. When it comes to trade, it largely doesn’t matter who the voters elect. Both the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee are nearly identical. Here is the full text of Trump’s speech, delivered Tuesday. Here is the trade plan Clinton released last April. Trump outlined seven points in his trade speech on Tuesday that mirror several...
  • Here's Another Horrific Reminder Of Why The Moose Test Is A Thing

    06/28/2016 11:13:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 6/28
    The infamous Swedish Moose Test can make or break sales in certain parts of the world. It aims to re-create what could happen if a moose suddenly appeared in your path, and you needed to make an emergency maneuver. We’ve already seen this sort of thing once before, but in case you missed it the first time, here’s another reminder of why it’s so important. It’s mainly because moose tend to be so large that they crush the car, imperiling the lives of the human occupants inside. And also, the poor moose is dead. There was a child in the...
  • Canine Companion Saves Man From Charging Moose

    06/28/2016 11:00:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KTUU ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Caslon Hatch
    Every dog has its day. For Terry Kasper’s mixed lab, Ella, that day came early one May morning. “I thought my dog had an upset stomach, so about two in the morning I took her outside,” said Kasper outside his South Anchorage home Thursday afternoon. Terry said it was last month, two days after Mother’s Day, when he took Ella out for a routine walk down Dailey Drive. “All of a sudden, you hear the crashing right beside the house near the trees and there she is, full speed,” said Kasper. Kasper came face to face with Alaska wildlife right...
  • Donald Trump is not the victim: The right’s laughable spin as violence breaks out in San Jose

    06/26/2016 11:20:54 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chauncey DeVega
    Violence and protests are features of Donald Trump’s 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign. His rally in San Jose, California, on Thursday did not deviate from this script. As reported by the Associated Press, protesters clashed with Donald Trump supporters outside of the San Jose Convention Center. Eggs were thrown at several of Trump’s foot soldiers by protesters. There were also reports of physical altercations between the two camps. Right-wing websites such as Fox News, Breitbart and others are sounding cries of alarm and panic over the San Jose protests. Such shrill voices will only become louder and more hysterical as...
  • To Dump Trump, Republicans Should Withhold Their Cash

    06/22/2016 6:05:07 PM PDT · by Rebel2016 · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/22/2016 | George Will
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436966/donald-trump-republicans-dump-trump-withholding-donations A broke and embarrassing Trump campaign would be an easy loser in November. “There’s an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage, and it is still sewage. But add a cup of sewage to the wine, and it is no longer wine but sewage. Is this what Donald Trump has done to our politics?” — Martha Bayles, in the Claremont Review of Books Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436966/donald-trump-republicans-dump-trump-withholding-donations
  • Dozens of GOP delegates launch new push to halt Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 11:32:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Dozens of Republican convention delegates are hatching a new plan to block Donald Trump at this summer’s party meetings, in what has become the most organized effort so far to stop the businessman from becoming the GOP nominee. The delegates are angered by Trump’s recent comments on gun control, his racial attacks on a federal judge and his sinking poll numbers. They are convinced that Trump is an insufficiently conservative candidate and believe they will find enough like-minded Republicans within the next month to change party rules and allow delegates to vote for whomever they want, regardless of who won...
  • Barry Goldwater knew he was going to lose. Does Trump?

    06/17/2016 8:54:28 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | Charles Krauthammer
    When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” a reporter sitting near journalist/historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: “My God, he’s going to run as Barry Goldwater!” Six weeks into Donald Trump’s general election campaign, Republicans are discovering that he indeed intends to run as Donald Trump. He has boasted that he could turn “presidential” — respectful, respectable, reticent, reserved bordering on boring — at will. Apparently, he can’t. GOP leaders who fell in line behind Trump after he clinched the nomination expected, or at least hoped, that he...
  • The unofficial ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD*** replacement thread

    06/17/2016 7:22:54 AM PDT · by Travis T. OJustice · 34 replies
    my head | today | Me
    I'm not sure where Lucky9teen is, but I do love the OFST, so I figured we might try an unauthorized, unofficial replacement in it's absence. I do hope she's cool with it.
  • Donald Trump joins Democrats in post-Orlando gun control push

    06/16/2016 6:27:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2016 | David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin
    Brushing aside warnings that they’ll tip off terrorists to secret investigations, Democrats pressed ahead Wednesday with plans for new gun controls after the Orlando shooting, and even enlisted an unlikely potential ally — Donald Trump, who said he’s open to a discussion about banning firearm sales to those on the government’s no-fly list. Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, launched a nearly 15-hour quasi-filibuster on the Senate floor to draw attention to the issue, saying Congress should stop its business until it votes to impose tighter gun controls... After an Islamist terrorist killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 in...
  • The braggart with the ducktail who would be president

    06/16/2016 4:52:22 AM PDT · by upchuck · 85 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | June 15, 2016 | Garrison Keillor
    It is the most famous ducktail in America today, the hairdo of wayward youth of a bygone era, and it's astonishing to imagine it under the spotlight in Cleveland, being cheered by Republican dignitaries. The class hood, the bully and braggart, the guy revving his pink Chevy to make the pipes rumble, presiding over the student council. This is the C-minus guy who sat behind you in history and poked you with his pencil and smirked when you asked him to stop. That smirk is now on every front page in America. It is not what anybody — left, right...
  • VANITY: PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SISTER SOULJAH CANDIDATES

    06/10/2016 6:20:54 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 25 replies
    OK MY FRIENDS: TALK TO ME.
  • Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention (Katie Couric alert)

    06/10/2016 5:33:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/8 | Jon Ward
    There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him. Some anti-Trump conservatives, who have tried for months to recruit an independent candidate, have begun looking more closely at attempting to persuade delegates at next month’s GOP convention to nominate someone other than Trump. “There is a rapidly moving train toward the convention...
  • Cruz to NBC: Trump 'Inappropriate to Attack a Judge's Race or Ethnicity'

    06/06/2016 2:35:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 452 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jun 6 2016, 5:06 pm ET | NBC News
    Here's an interesting exchange between NBC News and former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz that happened just now: NBC: Donald Trump's remarks about Judge Curiel, are his concerns legitimate? Cruz: Of course it's inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge's race or ethnicity. You're going to have ask Donald to explain the reason he says the things he does. I'm not going to try to do so. NBC: Ben Sasse said that what Donald Trump said about the judge is pure definition of racism. Is Donald Trump a racist? Cruz: As I said, it is obviously inappropriate to attack a...
  • NC woman pours vodka in boy’s eyes at hotel pool, kicks officer in groin, police say

    06/08/2016 7:58:29 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 50 replies
    http://wncn.com ^ | 6/8/16 | WFLA Staff
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A North Carolina woman was arrested on a charge of child abuse after police say she poured vodka on the eyes and head of a 7-year-old boy who had splashed water on her at a hotel pool. Clearwater police say Roseanna Marie Kiser, 23, was intoxicated and was drinking from a bottle of vodka in the pool area at the Sheraton Sand Key Hotel at 1160 Gulf Blvd. in Clearwater Beach. Several young children were swimming and playing in the pool. Kiser became angry at a 7-year-old boy because he splashed water near her. She opened...
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls On GOP To Take Drastic Action Against Trump

    06/08/2016 5:48:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 8, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt believes Republican delegates should change the convention rules and nominate someone other than Donald Trump for president. On his Wednesday morning show, Hewitt likened sticking with the presumptive GOP nominee to “ignoring Stage 4 cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it.” “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours,” he said.
  • Reagan's son: My dad 'likely' wouldn't support Trump

    06/08/2016 5:13:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | June 8, 2016 | Cristiano Lima |
    Michael Reagan — the son of former president and Republican icon Ronald Reagan — said he would not be voting for Donald Trump during California's GOP primary on Tuesday. And his late father probably wouldn't, either. “I will not be Voting for Trump tomorrow in the Calif.Primary,” Reagan tweeted Monday at Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
  • Feds spend nearly 20K to settle every refugee.

    06/08/2016 4:33:19 PM PDT · by mythenjoseph · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/8/16 | Paul Beard
    Federal taxpayers are on the hook for nearly 20,000 JUST to settle each refugee and asylum seeker,who are IMMEDIATELY eligible for "CASH" welfare , food stamps , housing and medical aid,according to "new' report on the "refugee industry."
  • Ben Stein Slams Trump's Economic Knowledge

    06/06/2016 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 6, 2016 | AP
    <p>The actor, economist and former Republican presidential speechwriter said that he thinks Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton "knows something" about economics, but that her rival Bernie Sanders is "willfully ignorant."</p> <p>Actor, economist and former Republican presidential speechwriter Ben Stein is slamming Donald Trump's economic knowledge.</p>
  • I’m not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • Trump vs. Hillary:November’s Grim Choice for Conservatives

    06/02/2016 4:46:49 AM PDT · by jpsb · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | June 2, 1016 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he has never lied to the families of dead servicemen. He has not committed himself to appointing to the Supreme Court left-wing justices who would protect a right to abortion found nowhere in the Constitution.
  • Axeslinger's opus...

    05/31/2016 2:19:09 PM PDT · by Axeslinger II · 191 replies
    A few days ago | Axeslinger
    Apparently this never got posted here because of the limitations of probation, so here you go: So...here we are...18 years. Mostly good. Clintons a Liar, Dr Raouls costumes, AppyPappy's daughter singing the National Anthem, Kristinns wonderful reporting. The repugnant lies of Classy Green Eyed Blonde and DeepInTheHurtgenForest. The surreal cryptic posts of quidam. The lib trolls like Eschoir. The March for Justice? Heady times. They really were. Fighting against a President who had the gall to look us in the eye and lie to us. But the last 9 months? Absolutely unrecognizable. A lot of great FReepers run off. And...
  • Romney Is Out - Very Out

    05/31/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | May 31, 2016 | by Rich Lowry
    I was struck by this passage in a Wall Street Journal article about Romney and Trump. Not only is Romney a “no” to a third-party bid, he doesn’t even want to criticize Trump anymore (also, note the typically crummy personal shots from Trump): Conservative stalwarts revived a push for a third-party candidate, with a keen interest in Mr. Romney. “I made it clear I’m not running,” he said. On May 11, he again criticized Mr. Trump’s failure to release his returns, calling his position “disqualifying” and implying his returns could have “hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or...
  • Mitt Romney, Run for President [NeverTrump]

    05/25/2016 5:11:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2016 | David French
    Let’s be clear about our nation’s plight: At this moment, American voters face a choice between two historically corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent politicians. One of them helped create the most dangerous foreign-policy environment since the Cold War, a world in which our nation faces the largest and most savage jihadist fighting force in modern times, a re-arming and potentially nuclear Iran, and the re-emergence of threats from Russia and China. The other would respond to that crisis with a collection of announced policies that range from the insane (intentionally killing women and children to punish terrorists, sending Exxon to pacify...
  • gasoline - ingenious marketing

    05/19/2016 3:30:52 PM PDT · by littlebird · 83 replies
    May 18, 2016 | littlebird
    every time I fill up my car, I suspect all the different octane gasoline are exactly the same, 91 octane. The only difference is what it is called (eg. gold) and the price. Gas company puts in the same octane gas, with a little advertising, gets more money by calling it gold or premium plus. It is all marketing. Unsuspecting driver feels better buying higher price gas for their beloved car. Any one likes to comment.
  • Transgender school house Rock:I'm just a bill but I wanna be Jill

    05/18/2016 12:06:00 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Steven Crowder
    From http://LouderWithCrowder.com How does a bill become a law? How does a law cause so much controversy like in North Carolina or Georgia. Why are the LGBTQAAI warriors so angry at the transgender bathroom bills? Allow trans-gender bill to explain.
  • Commie Student To Former Soviet Citizen:“Socialism Throws People Like You Into Labor Camps!”

    05/18/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    Ironically I was having a discussion this morning about Franco, Pinochet and Diem with two of my employees as to whether or not it was right to support them and other dictators simply for being anti-communist. After watching this movie, we all agreed it was for the best.
  • In celebration of liberals.

    05/14/2016 10:55:40 PM PDT · by Eisenhower Republican · 9 replies
    Eisenhower Republican | Eisenhower Republican
    In celebration of America. True liberalism is weighing everything on its merits.
  • The Myth of the ‘Open Borders’ Right

    05/12/2016 6:04:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | May 12, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Paul Ryan is not for open borders. In the Year of Donald Trump, these are fighting words. They are also true. On his campaign website, the speaker of the House lists four principles that he believes should guide any attempt to reform our immigration system, among which are: “First, we need to secure the border,” and, “Second, we need to enforce our laws.” Ryan has called illegal immigration “an affront to the rule of law and an unacceptable security risk.” He voted for the “Secure Fence Act of 2006,” which aimed “to establish operational control over the international land and...
  • Sweet moose-ic! Alaska moose harmonizes with home's WIND CHIMES

    05/11/2016 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:00 EST, 11 May 2016 | Staff
    Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve The moose was on the property the evening of May 4 The animal probably left after it snapped the wooden base of the chimes in half, Schroeder said. A little glue made it good as new Forget Uptown Funk. The Alaska wild is grooving to the smooth 'moose-ic' of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National...
  • Man rescued after becoming buried under Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese for eight hours

    05/09/2016 6:19:39 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/8/2016 | Matt Payton
    A warehouse worker has survived eight hours buried underneath tons of cheese after a series of 18 feet high shelves fell on top of his forklift truck. The shelves were holding 20kg of blocks of the Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese when they knocked into each other in a "domino effect". Tomasz Wisniewski was feared dead after the incident took place at the food distribution centre in Hinstock, Shropshire. Mr Wisniewski was safely removed from the wreckage and taken to Princess Royal Hospital as a precaution. Specialist urban search and rescue teams from the West Midlands, Merseyside, and Leicestershire, including...
  • Delete?

    05/08/2016 1:21:20 PM PDT · by paladinan · 189 replies
    n/a | 05-08-2016 | self
    I'm sure this will garner the usual percentage of ribbing, scoffing, etc., but: Jim, could you please delete my account? Apparently, I've outlived my welcome, and I'd rather not add any more aggravation to anyone else (including myself, in all honesty). Sorry to those who were upset; no permanent hard feelings, I hope.
  • Against the Dangerous Myth that the GOP Has ‘Given Obama Everything He Wanted’

    05/06/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2016 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    ... The Republican party is an imperfect vehicle and it has, of course, made mistakes. But the idea that it hasn’t effectively and consistently opposed President Obama’s agenda is little more than a dangerous and ignorant fiction. Had the GOP not been standing in the way — both from 2008, when it was in the minority everywhere, and from 2010, when it regained the House — the United States would look dramatically different than it does today. Without the GOP manning the barricades, Obamacare could well have been single payer, and, at the very least, the law would have included...
  • No, Mr. Trump, NAFTA Was Not a ‘Bad Deal’

    05/05/2016 9:30:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | May 5, 2016 | Tim Kane
    ... Trump promises a return to tariffs. He also promises a wall with Mexico, penalties against profitable American companies, skimming foreign remittances, and more. Trump does not mince words, and you have to respect his forthrightness. What each of these solutions has in common is a heavy-handed government that imposes its will at the price of consumer freedom. What right does a White House staffer have to tell you what you can buy and the extra price you have to pay if you choose the wrong product? Your freedom to trade — to buy what you want — is what’s...
  • Happy Star Wars Day and and Go Trump! (just a vanity)

    05/04/2016 11:18:30 AM PDT · by TheBigB · 8 replies
    5/4 | Self
    I don't post much anymore, but I wanted to wish my FReeper brethren a happy Star Wars Day (google it if you don't know ;) and publicly give my full support to Donald Trump. I was a Cruz supporter, proudly so, but that is done and Trump will now be the nominee and I urge everyone to pull together to defeat Hillary in the fall. Best to you all, BigB
  • Millions of Us Are Strangers in Our Own Party

    05/04/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by sally234 · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 5-3-16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Millions of us are strangers in our own party. No, this is not because of Donald Trump’s victories over the past few months, although it is certainly a reflection of them. It is because the media has succeeded in helping reelect every single RINO incumbent in every election cycle and most open races, including in this much-vaunted year of the outsider. The system is rigged, but not in the way Donald Trump claims; he is the recipient of the rigged system. It is rigged because anyone who is truly a smart and principled conservative will be destroyed in a primary...
  • Ted Cruz Accidentally Punches And Elbows His Wife In The Face After Dropping Out

    05/03/2016 7:33:59 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 132 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 05/03/2016 09:49 pm ET | Nick Baumann
  • Cruz Cult Exposed – “Religion” of 7 Mountain Strategy A Cult Of Heidi’s NWO

    05/03/2016 12:17:05 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 227 replies
    Rick Wells.US ^ | 4-2-2016 | Rick Wells
    It’s a safe bet that many if not most who support Ted Cruz are not aware of the Cult that goes with that support, the kind of demon that they would be putting in charge of our nation. One that falsely professes to be a Christian but unlike anything most of us would associate with legitimate Christianity. It’s time for Cruz supporters to open their eyes and see what it is that has control over their judgment. They’re voting and advocating for a cultish figure, one not very different from Jim Jones and Jonestown.
  • Trump Would Press the Agenda That Drove His Voters from the GOP (Barf Alert)

    05/02/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/20/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I wonder when the Trump backers will realize they’ve been had. The 2016 GOP campaign has been overwhelmed by Donald Trump’s celebrity persona, by the can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it appearances where he might say or do anything — and “anything” includes expletives, incitements, and assorted idiocies that would have been disqualifying in the bygone times of, oh, five or ten minutes ago. But Trump is not the real story of the campaign. The real story is the Republican base’s rejection of the Republican establishment — i.e., the party leaders, prominent pols, lobbyists, and donors who make up the GOP component of the Washington...
  • Republicans have a massive electoral map problem that has nothing to do with Donald Trump

    05/02/2016 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 65 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 5-2-16 | Chris Cillizza
    Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine. Why is that important? Because if Clinton wins Florida and carries the 19 states (plus D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, she will be the 45th president. It's that simple. Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine....