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  • The End Comes Soon for Trump

    10/12/2015 3:00:21 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    RedState ^ | October 8th, 2015 | Leon Wolfe
    A little noticed event earlier this week brought ominous tidings to the Trump 2016 campaign, which spent most of the summer riding high on a wave of triumphalism and defiance against the GOP establishment machine. Donald Trump held a campaign event in Iowa, and CNN didn’t even acknowledge that it was happening. Indeed, while the assembled crowd waited to hear the latest Trump Brand Pablum in person, even CNN’s chryon blared on about the huge crowds that were at that moment being drawn by … Bernie Sanders.
  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walker’s failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • Scarborough:"I'm Not Being An Elitist When I Say Ben Carson Is Not Qualified To Be President"

    10/08/2015 8:29:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough railed against Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s candidacy and warned that despite the content of Carson’s character, he isn’t qualified to be president.
  • Scarborough: People Like Carson in Over Their Head on School Boards

    10/08/2015 5:37:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For weeks now, Joe Scarborough has been expressing befuddlement over Ben Carson's appeal. It boiled over on today's Morning Joe, as Scarborough went on an extended anti-Carson rant. Scarborough unleashed after clips were played from town halls in Iowa and New Hampshire in which Republican voters expressed strong support for the notion of Carson as a qualified president. Calling Carson unqualified to be president, Joe railed: "I've seen people like Carson on school boards who got into trouble because they were in "over their heads." View the video here.
  • Ben Carson's Holocaust theory prompts outcry from Jewish groups

    10/10/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 113 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Jewish groups and Holocaust scholars say Ben Carson’s claims that Nazi gun control laws contributed to the Holocaust are offensive and inaccurate, but Carson is not backing down. . The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which was founded to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice, derided Carson’s theory – which he first raised in his new book “A Perfect Union” – as “historically inaccurate.” . But the ADL wasn’t the only major organization to weigh in: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also took issue with Carson’s decision to inject his claims into America’s gun debate.
  • The Media's Latest Phony Attack on Ben Carson

    10/09/2015 8:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    How about the next time the mainstream media decide to fabricate a controversy against a conservative presidential candidate, they choose something less laughable? The media's latest faux gasp concerns Dr. Ben Carson's comments about the Oregon school shooting. When I first watched news reports on it, I didn't immediately grasp the reason for the fuss, not having the artificial sensibilities of the MSM. Asked what he would do in a similar situation as the victims, Carson said: "I would ask everybody to attack the gunman because he can only shoot one of us at a time. That way, we don't...
  • So good: Ben Carson goes to National Press Club and tells media how awful they are

    10/12/2015 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    The press are your enemy. Treat them that way and don't back down. Not only is it the way to get elected, it's the way to govern too. Last week Rob explained one of the main reasons Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican nomination race, in spite of having spent only $2 million on his campaign so far. In essence, Trump understands what traditional Republican candidates don’t about how to deal with the media: Don’t take their crap, don’t let them intimidate you and don’t be afraid to call them on their idiocy and dishonesty. Perhaps you’ve noticed that...
  • Millennial voters weigh in on ’16 candidates

    10/12/2015 2:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | October 12, 2015 | Anthony Perrucci, CNN
    CNN asked millennial voters from a range of backgrounds to weigh in on whether, and how well, the 2016 presidential candidates are reflecting the priorities of their generation — the largest and most diverse demographic cohort in American history — as they make their case to voters. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors. Elizabeth Elizalde, 22, is a New York-based journalist and a former CNN en Espańol intern. Follow her on Twitter @EElizalde5. I’m a 22-year-old Latina living in New York City, and as a recent college graduate, I know the struggle of making ends meet. My...
  • ‘Worst media headline in history’: Slate’s spin on stabbing attacks against Jews is unreal

    10/12/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Torcert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 12, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Stabbings attacks against Jews continue in and around Israel: A series of stabbing attacks have resulted in the deaths of three alleged Palestinian attackers and resulted in several more Israelis and Palestinians being injured as violence intensifies in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Writing on Twitter, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that four apparent stabbing incidents took place in Jerusalem on Monday. The spokesman said a Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Monday night after stabbing an Israeli soldier on a bus entering Jerusalem. The soldier was lightly injured. Here’s how Slate reported it:There have been at least...
  • Limbaugh! Rather & Kalb Credit Free Republic (or for breaking the FORGED documents

    09/27/2005 4:03:25 PM PDT · by freedrudge · 147 replies · 5,416+ views
    Limbaugh ^ | 09/27/05 | Rush
    RUSH: I want to now go to these Dan Rather sound bites. Dan Rather was interviewed last night at the National Press Club in Washington by former CBS News employee-reporter Marvin Kalb. Marvin Kalb now runs the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center at Harvard, and you know something? When you hear these bites you're going to understand what I'm saying here. This is one of the problems of the mainstream media today. When these reporters that get long in the tooth get laid off or retired, they farm them out to these think tanks and these journalism...

    10/12/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 74 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/12/2015 | RightScoop
    A great video from Meet the Press yesterday where Chuck Todd and the Panel agree that Ted Cruz has positioned himself better than anyone else with a great organization and as an articulate voice that can tap into the so-called ‘outsiders’:
  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...
  • How Trump is Beating the Koch Brothers

    10/12/2015 2:34:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 12, 2015 | Dmitri Mehlhorn
    After shunning the GOP for decades, Charles and David Koch tried to take it over. And then the Donald came to town… The Republican Party’s ongoing civil war involves lots of fireworks and sub-plots, but the overarching fight is between two visions and three billionaires. Charles and David Koch are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to take over the GOP and push America towards libertarianism. Donald Trump joined the Republican Party to run for President and push the country in the opposite direction, toward populist nationalism. Tragically, the Koch brothers’ mistakes are steadily handing victory to the Donald. Many...
  • 5 Obama Scandals The Mainstream Press Is Ignoring

    10/12/2015 3:10:55 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/09/2015 | Staff
    Accountability: For years, we've heard reporters marvel at how President Obama has been so remarkably scandal-free. That's only because they ignore his scandals. Here are five that would have swamped a GOP presidency.
  • Donald Trump Full Interview With Fox & Friends 10/12/2015

    10/12/2015 7:59:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    You Tube via Donald Trump TV ^ | 10-12-2015 | Fox News
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  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest — and correct — assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Dan Rather: Donald Trump Could Be Our Next President (watch out for exploding heads)

    10/12/2015 9:02:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Veteran newsman Dan Rather says Donald Trump could be headed to the White House. "I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility he gets elected," Rather, former "60 Minutes" correspondent and "CBS Evening News" anchor, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I said in the beginning he's not going to go away quickly. He isn't going to be the shooting star that goes away. "Because whatever else you think of Donald Trump, he is smart, he's very television smart. Donald Trump certainly has a good shot at the nomination. But Rather believes Trump must provide many more details on his ambitious...
  • MSNBC's David Shuster: "Maybe some Americans want to return to the days of slavery"

    11/07/2004 9:52:19 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 136 replies · 5,039+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 7, 2004 | David Shuster
    A loss for true conservatism (David Shuster)• November 7, 2004 | 2:26 p.m. ETOn Tuesday, eleven different states outlawed gay marriage. The basic argument I heard was not about marriage (more on that below) but about being gay. And a majority of voters seem to believe that homosexuality is an "immoral lifestyle choice." Hmmmm. The problem is that anybody who has a relative or friend who is gay also knows it is not a "choice." It is something wired into the genes of approximately 3 or 4 percent of the human population in every single culture on the planet. Secondly,...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Iran says verdict reached on Washington Post correspondent

    10/11/2015 9:33:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11 at 9:45 AM | Carol Morello
    An Iranian judiciary spokesman said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the espionage case of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, though he offered no details and it was uncertain what the verdict is and whether there is a sentence. “The ruling on this case has been issued,” Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said in a regularly scheduled televised news conference. “There is still the possibility of this ruling being appealed, and it is not final.” “We’ve seen the news reports concerning a verdict in the case of U.S. citizen Jason Rezaian, but have not yet seen any official confirmation or...
  • So why don't I like Donald Trump?

    10/11/2015 10:42:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 393 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | October 4, 2015 | andy58-in-nh/Andrew Kone
    I'm a Tea Partier. I detest Obama and the Progressive hoard that has Washington, DC and large portions of America in a death grip. So why don't I like Donald Trump? Honestly, sometimes I wonder what the hell is wrong with me these days. Why can't I get on the bandwagon along with so many others with whom I agree about most everything? ... So what's the problem with Trump? In a nutshell: judgment, or rather a deficit of it, which in turn ought to make reasonable people otherwise inclined to agree with him to perhaps, think a bit harder...
  • What a Relief! New York Times Editor Assures Paper Not Biased Against Hillary

    10/11/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, that's been our big beef with the New York Times: that it's too tough on top Democrats . . . On today's Reliable Sources on CNN, Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet assured host Brian Stelter that the paper is not "too aggressive" or "unfair" in its coverage of Hillary Clinton. As proof, Bacquet pointed to a Times story on Benghazi that "did not point a finger at her" and another story probing problems within the Benghazi committee. View the video here.
  • Poll: Trump Still Leads Fiorina, Bush, Rubio Combined

    10/10/2015 7:13:14 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 50 replies ^ | October 10, 2015
    In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a new Reuters poll finds Donald Trump still leads Carly Fiorina, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — combined. The poll found Trump, who is number one in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, continues to hold his significant lead, with 29 percent of Republican voters saying they favor him. He is followed by Ben Carson, who held 18 percent support; Bush at 10 percent; Rubio at 8 percent; and Fiorina at 6 percent. Despite Trump's significant lead, members of the media have remained undeterred in their speculation...
  • People are making fun of Ben Carson’s wife

    10/11/2015 12:20:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Naturally Moi ^ | October 4, 2015 | Staff
    There is a meme circulating that appears to be making fun of Dr Ben Carson’s wife, Lacena. The meme shows the image of the Carsons next to a picture of the Obamas, highlighting the difference in beauty between Mrs. Carson and Mrs. Obama. There is also a noticable difference in the ladies’ style of dress and fashion sense. While Mrs. Obama will go down in history as one of the gorgeous first ladies of all-time, Mrs. Carson probably will not. Some think the image is funny and realistic, but others have taken offense. Demetria Luca, writing for, says this:...
  • Rubio, Not Trump, Is Now the Defining Figure in the GOP Race

    10/10/2015 11:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | October 9, 2015 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Cycles in presidential campaigns begin with hopeful conjecture, outright lies, blind tabloid items that can’t ever be proved or disproved. This week the Marco Rubio cycle began. Marco Rubio is now the “front-runner” for the Koch brothers’ support and cash, the New York Daily News reported yesterday morning, citing a source “who ran into David Koch at a recent event in Manhattan.” That sourcing sounds pretty shaky — David Koch has never seemed like someone who blurts out his political plans to the restroom attendant, though, who knows, people always surprise you — but of course it’s hard to imagine...
  • NYT Bashes White, Rural 'Clutch of Unyielding Hard-Line Conservatives' in Congress...

    10/10/2015 8:39:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies ^ | 10/10/2015 | Clay Waters
    The surprise withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker of the House gave the New York Times an excuse to issue a series of front-page stories larded up with hostile "hard-line" and "hard-right" labels mocking the apparent chaos surrounding congressional Republicans, being held "hostage" by the party's conservative wing. - See more at:
  • Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership

    10/10/2015 5:30:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Jon Street
    President Barack Obama got “feisty” during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Obama immediately pushed back from reporter Steve Kroft’s line of questioning about America’s leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East. “A year ago, when we did this interview, there was some saber-rattling between the United States and Russia on the Ukrainian border,” Kroft said. “Now it’s also going on in Syria. You said a year ago that the United States, America leads, that we are the indispensable nation....
  • Ben Carson Defends Hitler Gun Control Statements

    10/10/2015 7:27:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 75 replies ^ | October 09, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his controversial remarks this morning in which he suggested that 6 million Jews would not have been slaughtered if they had easy access to guns. “I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson said on CNN Thursday. “I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first." The Anti-Defamation League condemned the comments, saying in a statement: “Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitler’s gun-control policy...
  • Steven Seagal Thinks Many Mass Shootings Are “Engineered” by the Government

    10/10/2015 5:31:51 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 105 replies ^ | 10/9/15 | Jake Anderson
    Steven Seagal Thinks Many Mass Shootings Are “Engineered” by the Government There are few issues right now more contentious than gun control. One of these issues happens to be “false flag” operations. Actor Steven Seagal has previously sounded off on both. In an interview with RT, the action star-turned second amendment fundamentalist claimed “a lot” of domestic shootings in America were “engineered” in order to drum up support for gun control legislation.
  • Americans, Europeans Baffled By Donald Trump: View from abroad is one of bewilderment.

    10/09/2015 2:31:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    US News & World Report's Ken Walsh's Washington ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    SORRENTO, Italy--What's going on with Donald Trump? And why is he leading the field of Republican presidential candidates? These are the questions I've been asked most frequently during my trip to Europe to promote my new book, "Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom." Three dozen people to whom I've spoken individually this week did not represent a scientific sample but they were consistent in their perceptions. They showed a strong sense of unease, and sometimes deep concern, at Trump's rise and puzzlement that the bombastic real-estate developer is doing so well. Many political...

    10/08/2015 9:21:43 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    <p>The GQ headline screams “Fuck Ben Carson” and attacks the Republican presidential candidate for daring to suggest that in a mass shooter situation, it might be a better idea to fight back than to wait to be murdered in cold blood.</p>
  • Donald Trump and the “F-Word”: An unsettling symbiosis between man and mob

    10/09/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Spectator - A Project of the Public Concern Foundation ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rick Perlstein, National correspondent
    Donald Trump is not a fascist––probably. His ex-wife Ivana once claimed he kept a volume of Hitler’s collected speeches in a cabinet by his bed, and read from time to time the fuhrer’s vision of human life as a pitiless war of all against all. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them,” he told Vanity Fair in 1990. But consider something the architect of Trump Tower, Der Scutt, once said on how to evaluate the truth value of Donald Trump claims: “divide by two, then divide by four, and...
  • From Donald Trump, Hints of a Campaign Exit Strategy

    10/09/2015 12:30:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 88 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 10/9/15 | Maggie Hagerman
    In unmistakable ways over the last two weeks, whether he has intended to or not, Donald J. Trump has started to articulate a way out of the presidential race: a verbal parachute that makes clear he has contemplated the factors that would cause him to end his bid. It is a prospect that many in the political establishment have privately predicted as the actual voting grows closer. In three separate television interviews, Mr. Trump, who has made his standing in the polls a central facet of his campaign message, spoke about what would prompt him to quit a race in...
  • Ted Cruz starts to make his move

    10/09/2015 10:34:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | October 9, 2015 | Steve Benen
    I wouldn’t say literally every center-left pundit I know expects Marco Rubio to win the Republicans’ 2016 presidential nomination, but it’s awfully close to 100%. For most of the political observers I know, it’s practically a foregone conclusion – the pieces have already fallen into place for the far-right Floridian. Nate Silver recently said, “I sometimes feel with Rubio like he’s the contestant on a reality show where it’s totally obvious that he’s eventually going to win, but the network needs to create dramatic subplots for 17 weeks before it happens.” And all of these assumptions may very well be...
  • Jobless claims fall to near a 42-year low

    10/09/2015 4:22:26 AM PDT · by John W · 64 replies
    Reusters via Yahoo news ^ | october 9, 2015 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected to near a 42-year low last week, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market despite the recent slowdown in hiring. The data released on Thursday provides an upbeat check on the health of the labor market after last week's monthly employment report increased doubts the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by the end of this year. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 263,000 for the week ended Oct. 3, the Labor Department said. That was...
  • Rupert Murdoch implies Obama is not 'real black president' in tweet praising Ben Carson

    10/08/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 7, 2025 | Ben jacobs
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has suggested that Barack Obama was not a “real black” president in a tweet praising Republican candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday night. Murdoch, who has repeatedly praised Carson in recent months, tweeted: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide? And much else.” He then directed followers to an article in New York magazine that he said showed “minority community disappointment” with the president’s record. However, his earlier tweet directly implied that Obama, whose mother was a white American and whose father was a Kenyan studying...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Bush Donors Upset With Attacks on Rubio (Updated)

    10/07/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/7/2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Jeb Bush is qualifying some recent criticism of fellow Floridian and GOP rival Marco Rubio. Last week the former Florida governor said that the young senator does not have the “skills to fix things” as president. What’s with the change of emphasis? As CNN’s Sara Murray reported Sunday, some donors to Bush’s campaign are not pleased with prospect the super PAC supporting Bush, Right to Rise, will aim its fire at Rubio. “They actually like Rubio,” Murray said of the Bush donors. “They think he could be a good second choice if Bush can’t get his poll numbers up, they...
  • Roseburg, Reeling From Massacre, Finds Security in Gun Ownership

    10/07/2015 11:01:37 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 7, 2015 | JACK HEALY and JULIE TURKEWITZ
    A week has passed since J.J. Vicari huddled underneath a desk while gunshots exploded in the classroom next door. Now, he is thinking about guns. Not about tightening gun laws, as President Obama urged after nine people were killed at the community college here. But about buying one for himself. “It’s opened my eyes,” said Mr. Vicari, 19. “I want to have a gun in the house to protect myself, to protect the people I’m with. I’m sure I’ll have a normal life and never have to go through anything like this, but I want to be sure.” Mr. Obama...
  • Washington Post: Trump supporters have the worst Facebook grammar

    10/07/2015 8:57:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-7-2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    Searching comments on presidential candidates’ Facebook pages in search of grammatical errors, typos, misplaced or missing apostrophes, unnecessary capital letters and redundant exclamation points bears fruit in seconds: Amid this flawed, headache-inducing verbiage, there is a pattern. So says Grammarly, a private, San Francisco-based company behind what’s billed as “the world’s leading automated proofreader.” The company analyzed comments on 19 presidential candidates’ Facebook pages and found that: 1) supporters of Republican candidates make more mistakes than supporters of Democrats; 2) supporters of Republican candidates use fewer unique words than supporters of Democrats; and 3) Donald Trump supporters made the most...
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish

    10/06/2015 1:09:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | October 6, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation.
  • Salon’s Embarrassing Try At Refuting Ben Carson And Smearing America

    10/06/2015 10:35:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | October 6, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    You can tell when a Republican candidate is making waves. They become noticeable to the left. Their words get picked apart. The most perfect inverse ratio in the world is how popular a Republican is becoming compared to how stupid liberal outlets portray him to be. The poll numbers and reported IQ create a mathematical harmony not seen since the golden ratio. Dr. Ben Carson has been polling very well and gaining in both primary popularity and national profile. The world class surgeon must therefore be getting stupider by the second. Enter Salon dot com. Salon ran an article over...
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: ‘I think it’s a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 318 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • Donald Trump is dropping in the early states — with very different beneficiaries

    10/05/2015 5:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 5, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump is starting to drop hints about a world in which he is not a presidential candidate. In an interview on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Trump said that he'd quit the race if his poll number started to drop. Talking to the Times, he bemoaned what a Trump-less race would look like: boring. "There’d be a major collapse of the race, and there’d be a major collapse of television ratings," he told the Times's Michael Barbaro. "It would become a depression in television." He's probably not wrong. Polling released in concert with that "Meet the Press" interview shows...
  • Washington Post gives Planned Parenthood Three Pinocchios for Lying about Giving Mammograms

    10/05/2015 10:30:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    --regarding the repeated, misleading claim that Planned Parenthood ‘provides’ mammograms We uphold the rating we gave to the president in 2012, and award Three Pinocchios to Planned Parenthood supporters’ continued use of misleading language to suggest that it directly administers mammograms. ......................................................... “All of the signatories [of a letter in support of defunding Planned Parenthood] are men. None of whom will get pregnant, or need a cervical screening for cancer, or a mammogram, or a pap smear, or other life-saving services that are provided by Planned Parenthood.” –---Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on...
  • My “USA Today” op ed on Donald Trump and political ignorance

    10/04/2015 9:06:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 4, 2015 | Professor Ilya Somin, George Mason University
    In this recent USA Today op ed, I explain how the unexpected success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in large part the result of widespread political ignorance: Despite some recent stumbles in his campaign, the most dramatic development of the 2016 presidential race has been the meteoric ascent of Donald Trump to the status of front-runner for the Republican nomination. Trump’s rise is a particularly blatant example of a much deeper problem at the heart of modern democracy: widespread voter ignorance. Trump’s success so far is in large part the result of an almost perfect storm of political ignorance....
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad

    10/04/2015 3:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 4, 2015 | Kevin Fallon
    Miley Cyrus may have hosted the SNL Season 41 premiere, but the show was all about applauding Hillary Clinton—and not just when she appeared. Live From New York…it’s a Hillary Clinton campaign ad. On Saturday night, Studio 8H was briefly remodeled into a pop-up Ready For Hillary campaign headquarters for the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The guest of honor herself even showed up for a heavily teased set, one that was tailor-made to lampoon the two biggest critiques of her persona—that her presidential ambition can at times read as deranged entitlement and desperation, and that she lacks...
  • GOP’s 2016 Festival of Hate: It’s Already the Most Racist Presidential Campaign Ever

    09/29/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comedian
    It’s not just Trump. Cruz, Carson, others—it’s a festival of hate out there. And it’s only going to get worse, and worse.It appears that the GOP has traded in its dog whistle for a bullhorn when it comes to bigotry in the 2016 race for president. It’s as if the Republican presidential candidates are regressing to a time long gone. There was a time decades ago that conservatives, and even Democrats like George Wallace, could and would openly demonize minorities in the most vile terms to attract white voters. But soon they realized the need to be subtler because times...
  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Keisha Hatchett
    Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim—including the mass killings in...