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  • Democratic Crossover Voters May Spice Up Michigan's Presidential Primary

    02/05/2016 2:14:29 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/2/2016 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan’s March 8 Republican presidential primary is fast approaching. In fact, absentee voter ballots for the primary have been available since Jan. 23. A full slate of 13 active GOP presidential candidates will be on the ballot. The number of GOP delegates at stake is 58, which will be distributed based on the number of votes each candidate receives. For the first time in years, Michigan Democrats will hold a presidential primary on the same day, rather than the closed caucuses they have traditionally used. Democratic primaries are often a source of political drama, but this year’s Republican primary is...
  • I would like to see all the Candidates singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

    02/05/2016 9:36:34 AM PST · by Fhios · 22 replies
    youtube link ^ | 2/5/2016 | Total Vanity
    Wouldn t that be grand skit on SNL. Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Watch: Bernie Sanders Tries to Help Man Who Collapses at Campaign Event

    02/05/2016 7:53:57 AM PST · by marthemaria · 23 replies
    Stand up moment for Bernie Sanders. Sanders briefly halted a campaign event in New Hampshire Thursday to try to help a man who collapsed on stage. "Oh my God," Sanders said when the man fell just after the Democratic presidential candidate was taking a question in Concord about the schedule of debates. The scary thump could be heard on video that captured the moment. Sanders waited near the man until he was helped off the stage about a minute later. The specifics of why the man had collapsed and his condition after walking away were not immediately clear. The man...
  • Midway man faces felony charges (Scott Eckersley of Carson tweet)

    02/05/2016 6:22:51 AM PST · by fungoking · 2 replies
    Desert News ^ | 6/9/15 | Geoff Liesik
    A Midway businessman is facing charges under Utah's commercial terrorism statute after investigators say he took scores of free tourism brochures out of stands owned by a competitor and replaced them with his own brochures. Scott Jay Eckersley is charged in 4th District Court with four counts of commercial obstruction, a second-degree felony. Wasatch County prosecutor Mckay King said the charges are appropriate, based on the allegations against Eckersley. Over the past year, Eckersley went to the Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway four times and "totally cleaned out" a competitor's display of free tourism brochures, according to Wasatch County...
  • VIDEO: Carson: Cruz-Iowa Controversy ‘No Minor Incident,’ Was Deliberate

    02/04/2016 9:41:16 PM PST · by bushwon · 142 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 02/04/16 | Greta Van Susteren
    Interview from On The Record with Greta Van Susteren with Dr. Ben Carson discussing his thoughts on the Iowa Caucus, the Cruz Campaign's actions, and the ramifications. This is a video at the link.
  • Marco Rubio's political evolution on the environment

    02/04/2016 9:20:27 PM PST · by JediJones · 6 replies
    Politico Florida ^ | 10/30/2015 | Bruce Ritchie
    As speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, Marco Rubio helped pass a sweeping energy bill - backed by a number of environmentalists - that seemed to reflect a bipartisan interest in renewable energy, climate change and the environment. Rubio's positioning on environmental issues has inarguably changed as he evolved from local Republican legislator to high-profile U.S. senator and, now, presidential candidate. "This nation and ultimately the world is headed for an emissions tax and energy diversification," Rubio told the Legislature. "Those changes will require technological advances that make those measures cost effective. The demand for such advances...
  • Ted Cruz Positions on “Anchor Babies” and “Birthright Citizenship”…

    02/04/2016 7:52:23 PM PST · by 867V309 · 165 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz entire campaign, much like the credibility of Mark Levin, is built around his claim as “the most consistent conservative”.The topic is “birthright citizenship”:
  • Sober Post-IA Thoughts that Will Make No One Happy

    02/04/2016 10:23:44 AM PST · by LS · 117 replies
    self | 2/4/2016 | LS
    On the night of the Iowa caucus events, I was getting pinged from all sides about what was happening. Unfortunately, some of us still work for a living (joke). I was on the road for an assignment and did not have access to a reliable computer or wireless. I was not "hiding" form critics, and I wasn't ignoring those of a like mind. Finally I can address what has happened, and I don't think anyone will be happy. The obvious: *The polls were horribly wrong. Only the Emerson Poll got it right, but I think that was a total accident....
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can Win the GOP Nomination

    02/04/2016 10:03:19 AM PST · by Calpublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | Steve Deace
    When a man’s logic rests on the decorum and magnanimity of Donald Trump, you probably want to stop following his trail of bread crumbs before total and complete madness sets in. For no sooner had Ted Cruz declared victory in the Iowa Caucuses than Charles Hurt took to these very pages on Tuesday and claimed Mr. Trump to be the real winner despite the fact he didn’t win. Because, you know, Donald is so nice and all.
  • Donald Trump's 'record' crowd in Arkansas disputed by reporters at the event [photos]

    02/04/2016 8:01:17 AM PST · by reegs · 149 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Donald Trump boasted that he attracted a record-setting crowd to a livestock arena at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds on Wednesday night, but photos taken while he spoke inside the Barton Coliseum tell a different story.
  • Rick Santorum Endorses Marco Rubio

    02/03/2016 4:40:06 PM PST · by mak5 · 290 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/3/2016 | Victor Morton
    Rick Santorum endorsed Marco Rubio for president on Wednesday evening, just hours after announcing he’d drop out of the race himself.
  • When there is something more important than politics (Vanity)

    02/03/2016 11:23:53 AM PST · by Jarhead9297 · 49 replies
    Vanity | 02-03-16 | JarHead9297
    With the elections running full bore and FReepers going back and forth in heated debates (including myself) supporting their cantidates, in the blink of an eye you are quickly reminded how little this stuff can be. Today I had to put down my Molly (my first time having to do this). Molly came to me 8 years ago from a former fiancé
  • Seriously, How Can Ted Cruz Supporters Defend This?…

    02/03/2016 10:04:12 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 159 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Febtruary 2, 2016 | Sundance
    Earlier today Ted Cruz sent out a blitz of fundraising emails on the heels of his Iowa victory. Here's an example (screen grabbed), and pay attention to the two bullet points Cruz puts at the bottom of email:
  • Veterans slam Sarah Palin for saying son's domestic abuse arrest result of PTSD

    02/03/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by Virtuoso80 · 68 replies
    Veterans have come out against Sarah Palin after she said in a speech on Wednesday that PTSD caused her son Track’s alleged domestic abuse ‘As a combat vet, EXTREMELY disgusted by #SarahPalin blaming PTSD 4 domestic abuse,’ wrote one man on Twitter Another said: ‘Speaking as a combat vet who literally slept in the same barracks as Track Palin, his mother is wrong and her son is not a victim’ Paul Rieckhoff, who heads Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, also criticized Palin for blaming the incident on President Obama Brandon Friedman, former digital media director for the Department of...
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it'; Update: Trump calls for new Iowa caucus

    02/03/2016 7:36:29 AM PST · by reegs · 545 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Donald Trump just accused Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses over the Cruz campaign's admission that it helped spread a rumor that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad! --SNIP-- Update 2. Oh boy: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified. 9:28 AM - 3...
  • OU professor: Youths' attraction to Sanders shows education failure

    02/03/2016 6:52:55 AM PST · by reegs · 37 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 1/30/2016 | David Deming
    It's disheartening that an avowed socialist is a viable candidate for president of the United States. Socialism is a dead end. For hundreds of years, it has failed everywhere it's been adopted. The enthusiasm of our youth for the candidacy of Bernie Sanders is a symptom of our failure to educate them, not only in history, government and economics, but also basic morality. You don't have to be a student of ancient history to know socialism doesn't work. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 was an unequivocal demonstration of the moral and economic superiority of capitalism. The misery...
  • Just an observation.

    02/02/2016 6:04:32 PM PST · by chuckles · 20 replies
    vanity | 02/02/2016 | chuckles
    I was just listening to the news about the election results in Iowa as I was doing other work, and overheard the "Talking heads" commenting on Cruz being supported by 62% Evangelical Christians and it will be different in New Hampshire with 26% Christians. They crowed that Cruz would meet his match in secular New Hampshire and quickly fade when Cruz meets "real American voters". Within one hour, the same station reported that New Hampshire's biggest problem was overdosing on drugs like heroin. They paraded several poor souls in front of their camera telling their testimony of how drugs and...
  • GOP pushed Iowa win for Cruz only to blunt Trump and pump up Rubio

    02/02/2016 6:54:18 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 119 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | FEB. 2, 2016 | David Brooks
    Trump’s whole campaign was based on success breeding success, the citing of self-referential poll victories to justify his own candidacy. What happened in Iowa was that some version of normalcy returned to the G.O.P. race. The precedents of history have not been rendered irrelevant. Ted Cruz picked up the voters who propelled Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee to victory in previous caucuses. His is a Tea Party wing in the G.O.P. But its size and geographic reach is limited. The amazing surge for Marco Rubio shows that the Republican electorate has not gone collectively insane. At the last moment, and...
  • Second-Degree Bern

    02/02/2016 7:22:23 AM PST · by tlozo · 16 replies
    Steynonline ^ | February 1, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    Thank God that's over. You don't have to be an Amtrak conductor to want to punch the next guy who says, "There are three tickets out of Iowa." In the end, Ted Cruz won eight delegates and Donald Trump seven. Which doesn't sound so bad for Trump. Except that Marco Rubio also won seven delegates. Had the caucus been held 24 hours later, Rubementum might have pushed Trump to third place. There's no point pretending it wasn't a setback for the billionaire party-crasher. Who knows why it happened? Perhaps he should have taken his own advice and shot a guy...
  • Trump's complete speech in Iowa (video)

    02/01/2016 8:37:12 PM PST · by Marie · 114 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/1/2016 | Donald Trump
    Well done, sir!
  • Rubio Love Fest on Fox

    02/01/2016 7:39:59 PM PST · by Barney Gumble · 178 replies
    self | Me
    Watching Fox News, I see Cruz has 28% and is the winner, but you'd never know it, because it's been "Rubio is the real winner" and now they've been playing the Rubio 3rd place speech for the last 20 minutes.
  • NY Times: Trump 'Solid Bet' to Win GOP Nomination

    02/01/2016 3:21:38 PM PST · by GilGil · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2/01/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    The New York Times considers Donald Trump a "solid" bet to win the Republican presidential nomination — with a slightly better than 50 percent chance of becoming the GOP's candidate. "Mr. Trump is the clear favorite," Justin Wolfers, a professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, writes in The Times' "Upshot" column. Basing his opinion on PredictWise.com, which tracks political prediction markets where traders bet on who will win, Wolfers says Trump leads with 51 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 33 percent. Much farther behind are Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in...
  • Faith and the 2016 Campaign

    02/01/2016 1:57:16 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 12 replies
    PewForum ^ | January 27, 2016
    The conventional wisdom in American politics has long been that someone who is not religious cannot be elected president of the United States. Most Americans have consistently said that it is important to them that the president have strong religious beliefs. And a new Pew Research Center survey finds that being an atheist remains one of the biggest liabilities that a presidential candidate can have; fully half of American adults say they would be less likely to vote for a hypothetical presidential candidate who does not believe in God, while just 6% say they would be more likely to vote...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 36 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • I'M FOR TRUMP

    02/01/2016 7:25:54 AM PST · by shortstop · 40 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/01/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    Donald Trump. That’s my choice. They’re making a stand in Iowa today, and I want to do the same. Incredibly, unbelievably, after these months of debates and speeches, it’s Trump. He’s the one. He’s who America needs. And I think he is going to roll to victory, not just through the primaries, but in the general election as well. He’s going to take it Andrew Jackson style, in a populist rising that is as much about giving the finger to the establishment as it is about backing him. I started out thinking he was a joke. Having seen him play...
  • Reuters Polling (January 29,2016)

    01/31/2016 8:37:02 AM PST · by SubMareener · 114 replies
    Reuters ^ | Januare 31, 2016 | Reuters
    January 29, 2016 610 Respondents Donald Trump 41.5% Ted Cruz 12.7% Ben Carson 10.9% Marco Rubio 10.0% Jeb Bush 7.4% Wouldn't vote 5.1% Rand Paul 3.2% John Kasich 2.9% Chris Christie 1.9% Carly Fiorina 1.7%
  • U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to retire later this year

    01/30/2016 11:09:42 PM PST · by Impy · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-16 | John Diedrich
    U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced late Saturday he will not seek re-election. The former roofing contractor from Neenah issued a statement saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  • Sessions: Choose carefully America, 2016 is 'THE LAST CHANCE'

    01/30/2016 8:36:22 PM PST · by free_life · 61 replies
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a leading voice on trade, immigration and executive powers, is urging Americans to choose their next president carefully because 2016 "is the last chance for the American people to take back control of their government." In a sober interview with Secrets, the Republican warned that liberal special interests, Wall Street moguls, and international media conglomerates are fast turning the United States into just another member of the European Union and that the effort is being led by a Democratic president eager to go his own way with executive orders. "This election is different because we have...
  • Vote ... Or Else! Why Are Outside Groups Scaring Voters To The Polls?

    01/30/2016 2:00:25 PM PST · by JediJones · 14 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/31/2014 | Dylan Scott
    "Who you vote for is your secret," the letter, posted by some recipients on Twitter, says. "But whether or not you vote is public record. Many organizations monitor turnout in your neighborhood and are disappointed by the inconsistent voting of many of your neighbors." "We will be reviewing ... official voting records after the upcoming election to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014," the mailer concludes. "If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not." So they aren't the only ones and this isn't new. In Alaska, voters have complained...
  • FLASHBACK - (2014) 'Vote-Shaming': An Effective Leftist Strategy

    01/30/2016 3:24:54 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    While campaigns nationwide are hysterically ramping up their “get out the vote” (GOTV) efforts, Democrats are banking on a strategy that worked for them in 2012, hoping it will give them an edge and allow them to eke out some victories. Democrats in North Carolina are mailing a variety of letters to voters designed to get them to the polls – a “voter-shaming” tactic, as described by Rush Limbaugh. One type of letter is a personalized report card about the recipient’s voting history, which is then compared to the voting histories of others in his/her neighborhood or community
  • Grow Up! How can anyone be for this spoiled brat?

    01/30/2016 12:54:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 313 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!" It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man's spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies. He has boasted that his followers would stick by him even if he committed murder. But is that something to boast about? Is it not an insult to his followers, if...
  • You're for Trump, I'm for Cruz

    01/29/2016 7:53:06 PM PST · by KittenClaws · 227 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Prior to this primary, I've never seen or partaken in, the vitriolic discussions Ive seen on FreeRepublic before now. Particularly when we all have held the same goal for so long. But I am now guilty, as others are...
  • The Donald Dilemma

    01/29/2016 4:27:27 PM PST · by John Valentine · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/28/16 | Rick Manning
    Lastly, the sudden embrace of Trump by GOP establishment members in an attempt to knock out their real nemesis, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has got to force Trump voters to take pause. The GOP gambit is to knock off Cruz in Iowa because his voters go disproportionately to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Trump's voters, on the other hand, tend to go to Cruz. So, beating Cruz would boost the establishment's favored alternative, and in classic "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" fashion, they are pumping up Trump.
  • Why actor Clint Howard is campaigning for Ted Cruz

    01/29/2016 12:14:09 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | January 29, 2016 | Chris Moody
    You might remember him as Balok the creepy child alien in "Star Trek" or the geeky flight controller in "Apollo 13", but this week, actor Clint Howard is far from Hollywood, working as a volunteer phone banker for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Iowa. Howard donated to Cruz's campaign last year and flew to Des Moines to support him before the caucuses. On Wednesday night, he was among hundreds of others at a Cruz rally here to promote Cruz's campaign and oppose abortion."Over the years I've grown more conservative," Howard told CNN after the event. "I've come to realize...
  • Unions Lean Democratic, but Donald Trump Gets Members’ Attention

    01/29/2016 11:53:21 AM PST · by ripnbang · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2016 | Noam Scheiber
    WASHINGTON — Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald J. Trump, the two million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list. The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement. It skews female and racially diverse — roughly the opposite of a Trump rally, in other words. But the union’s president, Mary Kay Henry, acknowledged that Mr. Trump holds appeal even for some of her members. “There is deep economic anxiety...
  • Carly Fiorina Hilariously Roasts Hillary Clinton

    01/29/2016 7:43:34 AM PST · by protest1 · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1.29.2016 | Caleb Howe
    Carly Fiorina was not on the main stage tonight for the GOP Primary Debate, but she still delivered one of the most entertaining portions of the evening. Carly spent almost a full minute roasting Hillary Clinton on just about everything. It was by far the most amusing, and cutting, highlight from the undercard debate, and possibly from the whole shebang. "Hillary Clinton has been climbing the ladder to try and get power, here now she is trying for the White House. She's probably more qualified for the Big House, honestly. She's escaped prosecution more times than El Chapo. Perhaps Sean...
  • BREAKING: TWO GOP CANDIDATES Call Trump – Want to Attend Veterans Event

    01/28/2016 6:57:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 521 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    The rumors are swirling... Two Republican candidates reportedly called Donald Trump and said they wanted to attend his veterans fundraiser tonight at Drake University.
  • Mike Huckabee Says Ted Cruz "Constantly Changes Positions" On Plenty Of Issues

    01/28/2016 9:06:47 AM PST · by jpsb · 29 replies
    Brody File ^ | jan 28, 2016 | David Brody
    "The reasons you supported me eight years ago, I've not changed one position. You don't have video of me saying two different things. You don't have video of me saying something different in Marshalltown Iowa than I said in Manhattan. If I said it in Washington, I said it in Waukee (Iowa)
  • Breaking News: Fox News just got Trumped, Our Ladies speak out

    01/28/2016 9:14:11 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/27/16 | The Viewers View
    I love these Trumpettes telling the Truth, while being themselves. They are one of the not so secret weapons Trump has going for him. You go Ladies, Fox got Trumped
  • Clinton: ‘Anybody Who Knows Me Knows You Can’t Buy Me’

    01/28/2016 8:56:26 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 54 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01-28-2016 | Aaron Kliegman
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said in an interview aired Wednesday night that special interest groups cannot buy her to gain access and influence as she continues to face scrutiny for taking large sums of money in speaking fees from the financial industry in recent years. Speaking over the phone with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Clinton was asked how she will respond to impending attack ads from her main primary challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, Vt.), who is expected to target her ties to Wall Street. “As anybody who knows me knows, you can’t buy me,” Clinton said in response, defending...
  • Trump's Pal Al

    01/28/2016 7:45:04 AM PST · by reegs · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/1/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    "Sharpton and Trump forged an unlikely friendship over Atlantic City boxing deals that has lasted for decades, through ups and downs. Even as the Tawana Brawley scandal unfolded and Sharpton faced a 67-count indictment involving how he used funding for his youth organization, Trump remained a prominent supporter of the agitator, numerous sources close to the two men tell National Review."
  • Paul on Trump's decision to boycott debate: 'Good riddance'

    01/28/2016 4:36:26 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:03 PM ET, Wed January 27, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)—Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday welcomed Donald Trump's announcement that he was skipping the upcoming Fox News debate, saying the "IQ of the debate went up." "It's an improvement to the debate. The IQ of the debate went up a couple dozen points, I would say," he told Fox News Wednesday morning. "He thinks he's already elected himself king. I say, good riddance. We're going to have a much better debate," Paul added.
  • Bloomberg editor quits: We can't cover Michael Bloomberg aggressively

    01/28/2016 4:26:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2016: 7:32 PM ET | Tom Kludt
    A top editor at Michael Bloomberg's media empire has left the company, citing concerns over how it will cover the former New York City mayor's presidential aspirations.
  • Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty

    01/28/2016 12:25:18 AM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 57 replies
    www.kausfiles.com ^ | 03/18/2015 | Mickey Kaus
    Axelrod's Wish: On page 424 of his recent memoir, Obama's former top strategist David Axelrod describes running into Fox chieftain (and immigration amnesty supporter) Rupert Murdoch at a dinner in the fall of 2010: During the dinner, Murdoch, who was seated beside me, insisted that the president had to move on immigration reform. "But the solution has to be comprehensive," I said. "We can't just attack a piece of the immigration problem. And you know, there's one big thing that you can do to help, and that is to keep your cable network from stoking the nativism that keeps us...
  • How to Caucus in Iowa (guides from various sources)

    01/27/2016 4:26:01 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies
    Various How to Video links. ^ | 1/27/2016 | vanity
    Various videos on how to caucus. These apply to all candidates even if produced by a campaign Republican Party only (Democrat Party is different)
  • Donald Trump is wrecking the conservative movement: How the billionaire is exposing its most toxic

    01/27/2016 3:12:15 PM PST · by The Ghost of FReepers Past · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | January 27, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    If there's one thing that Donald Trump has done for the leaders of the conservative movement, the Christian Right and the Republican party it's that he's teaching them a necessary lesson in reality: It turns out that a large number of their supporters don't really care about ideology, morality or even their supposedly mutual loathing of the hippie Democrats on the other side. Their concerns run to something much more primitive.
  • Iowa Poll: 'Trump Takes Caucus Lead'

    01/27/2016 3:09:54 PM PST · by ripnbang · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 27, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    A new Iowa poll finds Donald Trump with a strong seven point lead, less than one week from caucus day. Ted Cruz is in second and Marco Rubio is in third, the poll finds.
  • Limbaugh scorches Fox News in debate dispute with Trump

    01/27/2016 1:14:09 PM PST · by GilGil · 133 replies
    WND ^ | 1/27/2016 | Joe Kovacs
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s refusal to be part of Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate on the Fox News Channel, radio host Rush Limbaugh says the popular cable network is acting like a bride whose groom had just fled the church on their wedding day. “Fox News was acting as if they had been jilted at the altar,” Limbaugh said on his national broadcast Wednesday. “Donald Trump knows that by not showing up, he’s owning the entire event. Some guy not even present will end up owning the entire event. And the proof of that is Fox News last...
  • Trump Supporter, 101

    01/27/2016 9:42:25 AM PST · by M.A.Meddybemps · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/27/16 | Mike Henkins
    There seems to be much speculation as to what causes a person to support Donald Trump. Almost every Washington D.C. Establishment pundit, consultant, and bathroom attendant has a theory. Some of it pure speculation, some of it derived from Pew research polls, focus groups, and think tanks. All of it has been gleamed over with microscopes, late nights have been logged, and countless gallons of Starbucks has been consumed. The result? No one inside the beltway has a clue so they just label them misguided low information isolationist rubes with racist tendencies throwing a tantrum all the while too moronic...
  • Donald Trump’s Fox Debate Boycott And The Ridiculous Fox News Response

    01/27/2016 5:11:09 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | January 27 | Sundance
    Many broadcast hours and column inches are sure to be used today and tomorrow regarding the decision by Donald Trump to skip the Fox News debate in Iowa. Predicatively 90% of those reports will most likely circle around a Donald Trump -vs- Megyn Kelly narrative. Obviously that aspect will be the preferred hook used by Fox News to avoid sunlight; it is also profoundly wrong. Megyn Kelly, and her sidekick Chris Stirewalt are the visible symptom, not the actual underlying issue. Their partnered 'too-cute-by-half schtick' has been ongoing for several months, including the coordinated antics at the last debate, and...