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  • Alan Grayson Threatens Lawsuit on Citizenship Grounds if Ted Cruz Is the GOP Nominee

    11/26/2015 6:34:01 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    ...While discussing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Grayson told Colmes he didn’t view Cruz as a natural-born citizen and would challenge his candidacy with a lawsuit if he were selected by GOP voters to be the party’s presidential nominee.Partial transcript as follow (courtesy Fox News Radio): ....GRAYSON: It's resolved itself into this weird reality show. It's not "The Biggest Loser" that they're choosing, it's "The Biggest Bigot."COLMES: That's very interesting, are they all bigots?GRAYSON: Show me one who represents the exception here. In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically that way, because technically he's not even an America.COLMES: Well,...
  • Donald Trump under fire for mocking disabled reporter

    11/26/2015 5:41:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 83 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 hours ago, 2015-11-26 | BBC
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been criticised for mocking a disabled New York Times reporter. Mr Trump performed an impression of Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital joint condition, at a rally. He has used a 2001 article by Mr Kovaleski to back up widely disputed claims that "thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks. The New York Times called Mr Trump's actions "outrageous".
  • Obama can't even pardon a turkey without bashing Republicans

    11/26/2015 5:32:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-26-15 | Carol Brown
    Well it’s that time of year again when the President of the United States pardons a turkey. And Obama being Obama, he used the occasion to bash Republicans, referring to them as “a bunch of turkeys.” More specifically: “As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House.” What an obnoxious, thin-skinned, adolescent, insecure, smug, petty, and more than anything, evil little man. Election Day 2016 can’t come soon enough. Let’s make sure we win. And preferably, win big.
  • The New 'Consensus': 97 Percent Of Americans Aren't Worried About Global Warming

    11/26/2015 2:12:29 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    The DC Caller ^ | November 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    While 97 percent of scientists may agree mankind is driving global warming, 97 percent of Americans don’t seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll. A November Fox News poll of more than 1,000 registered voters found that only 3 percent listed "climate change" as the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in August. Americans were much more worried about terrorism, the economy and immigration than global warming. Read more:
  • Donald Trump Rises to 38% Nationally; Ted Cruz Edges into 2nd at 12%

    11/26/2015 1:35:46 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | by John Nolte
    Since last week, in the Reuters 5-day tracking poll, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has gained two points and risen to 38%. This time last week the billionaire businessman earned 36% support. Despite the DC Media’s best efforts to take him out, Trump appears to be gaining support from a public that no longer trusts the DC Media, and for an endless supply of very good reasons.
  • Retired FBI Agent: Bureau received ‘stacks of reports’ of calls of Muslims celebrating

    11/25/2015 11:56:43 PM PST · by true believer forever · 30 replies
    ABC NEWS WISCONSIN ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bill Riales
    One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump's claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible. Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI's office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward. He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity. Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim's celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon. The calls were logged, reports were made and there were "stacks...
  • Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite when it comes to Trump

    11/25/2015 11:34:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 317 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Travis Hale
    In the summer of 1992, Rush Limbaugh saved me from myself. I was an 18-year-old high school graduate about to begin college, too impatient to wait for adulthood to come to me. So instead, I went in search of it the only way I knew how: by engulfing myself in presidential politics and the fascinating campaigns that summer between Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ross Perot. Like many idealistic teens, I was at first drawn to the youthful Clinton campaign and Fleetwood Mac's cheerful command to "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow." But then I started listening to Limbaugh and it...
  • Lawmakers Eyeing $700 Billion Tax Extender Deal

    11/25/2015 8:16:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Full Text Published by Tax Analysts® House and Senate negotiators are working on a tax extenders package that would make the research credit permanent and delay the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax on high-cost healthcare plans for two years, according to a tentative outline obtained by Tax Analysts November 24. Negotiators are not close to a deal but are looking seriously at the framework discussed by Senate Finance Committee member Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., when the latter served as Ways and Means chair, tax lobbyists and House staffers said. The two lawmakers were unable...
  • Sideling Hill center reopens amid relief, fingerpointing

    11/25/2015 8:03:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Don Aines
    HANCOCK — The Sideling Hill Welcome Center is now more than just the most scenic set of fair-weather restrooms in Western Maryland after Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford and a host of elected officials on Friday reopened the facility, which has been closed for the last six years. Perched on the east side of Sideling Hill near Hancock, where a massive cut in the mountain rock allows Interstate 68 to pass through, the center was closed in 2009, in a move by former Gov. Martin O'Malley that did not sit well with many area residents. "It was done for political...
  • Thinking About the Trumpthinkable

    11/25/2015 6:52:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Alan Abramowitz reads the latest WaPo poll and emails: Read these results and tell me how Trump doesn’t win the Republican nomination? I’ve been very skeptical about this all along, but I’m starting to change my mind. I think there’s at least a pretty decent chance that Trump will be the nominee. Here’s why I think Trump could very well end up as the nominee: 1. He’s way ahead of every other candidate now and has been in the lead or tied for the lead for a long time. 2. The only one even giving him any competition right now...
  • Obama Jokes About Presidential Race at Turkey Pardoning

    11/25/2015 5:22:51 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News via Reuters ^ | November 25, 2016 | Julia Edwards
    Speaking at his annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning on Wednesday, President Barack Obama joked about raising teenage daughters, his critics and the 2016 presidential race. "As you may have heard, for months, there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House," Obama said.
  • Washington Post: How anti-immigrant attitudes are fueling support for Donald Trump

    11/25/2015 5:16:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2015 | By Michael Tesler
    Political commentators have asserted for months that Donald Trump’s dominance of the Republican presidential field is fueled by his anti-immigrant rhetoric. As Thomas Edsall put it: Donald Trump's success is no surprise. The public and the press have focused on his defiant rejection of mannerly rhetoric, his putting into words of what others think privately. But the more important truth is that a half-century of Republican policies on race and immigration have made the party the home of an often angry and resentful white constituency -- a constituency that is now politically mobilized in the face of demographic upheaval. This...
  • Ted Nugent on Trump

    11/25/2015 5:11:33 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent on Trump [interview]
  • JEB! says Trump is ‘PREYING on people’s FEARS’ with 9/11 Muslim comments

    11/25/2015 4:52:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 11/25/15 | Soopermexican
    El Jebby is having a tough time with his campaign, but he’s still tossing some jabs at el Trumpo to try to get ahead. In this interview this morning, el Jebster said that the Donald was “preying on people’s fears” with his comments about thousands and thousands of Muslims dancing on rooftops during 9/11.(video at link) On Morning Joe, Rudy Giuliani said that he had heard the same reports, but hadn’t seen anything of the sort himself.
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • Christians Love Ted Cruz. Here Are 5 Reasons Why.

    11/25/2015 4:19:45 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 25, 2015 | James Barrett
    Conservative Christians in America love Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. While other Republican presidential candidates, namely Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee, are also extremely popular with many Christians, particularly evangelicals, Cruz continues to pull in more and more of the conservative Christian vote. For the third year in the row, Cruz won the Values Voter Summit Presidential Straw Poll, "the largest gathering of evangelical voters from across the country." His national poll numbers among Christians continue to climb, and, most importantly, he is increasingly winning the hearts and minds of the conservative Christian leadership. So why do Christians gravitate toward Cruz?...
  • Donald Trump's 8 (Most Recent) Blatant Lies [double bag barf alert - JR]

    11/25/2015 4:16:33 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 47 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rob Garver
    It should be clear by now to anybody paying attention that Donald Trump long ago determined that the traditional concepts of "true" and "false" have no relevance when he decides what words to let fly from his mouth. Even for Trump, though, the last few weeks have presented a stunning parade of howlers, fibs, falsehoods and fabrications - also known as lies. The thing about Trump is that he's so blase about lying, and does it so frequently, that people tend to forget how many made-up facts they've heard from him. Sometimes, it's instructive to make a list of his...
  • Recap: Trump vs. The Establishment

    11/25/2015 4:15:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark Ellis
    In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, a commenter on one of P J Media's posts asked what seemed like an honest question. The gist of which was: will somebody explain to me why the PJM columnists are so dismissive and hostile to the only presidential candidate who promises to really do something about the terrorists? While the commenter didn't name a candidate, it's clear that he or she was talking about Donald Trump. Other alarming reports were coming in, and I did not follow the comment thread on that particular post long enough to know if anybody...
  • University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

    11/25/2015 4:14:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University. The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”
  • Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe...

    11/25/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 11/25/15 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Sure, Jeb Bush can become a leading Republican presidential candidate. It's gonna be tough, but hardly impossible. More and more, voters want someone with government experience and sound political judgment. As election days get closer, they'll seek more depth and nuance about issues. And Bush and his backers also bring a huge pile of campaign cash and a proven network of insiders well-schooled in politics and policy. Bush remains a long-shot, and polls still show him mired deep in single digits. The good news? "You're seeing a little of that (some gains) now," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk...
  • Trump Changes 1 Word Of Obama’s ‘Biggest Threat To America’ And Makes WAY More Sense

    11/25/2015 3:15:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies ^ | Kevin Whitson
    "So now we just gave Iran, a hundred and fifty billion dollars. We made one of the worst transactions I've ever seen in my life. Forget about deals with countries. This is the most incompetent negotiation I have ever seen in my life. We get nothing. All we do is get nuclear weapons within 10 years, and probably a lot sooner than that…And they get 150 billion, they get 24 day periods, they even get in many cases can self-police." Trump then made an innuendo about Iran's ability to be honest. Trump went on to describe the nature of the...
  • Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump (some new info)

    11/25/2015 3:00:54 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 92 replies ^ | Alan Rappeport
    Darrell Scott, the pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Ohio, helped organize the coalition of religious leaders and said that after meeting Mr. Trump in person he was convinced that Mr. Trump was the candidate best suited to be president. He also said that the public portrayals of Mr. Trump as a racist and demagogue seemed unfounded after they spoke. "I was looking for some subtle hints of racism," Mr. Scott said. "I didn't see it at all." Mr. Scott, who said he was a registered Democrat who had voted for President Obama, said that he had been...
  • YOUGOV POLL: Trump leads Rubio and Cruz head to head — by double digits

    11/25/2015 3:56:59 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/25/2015
    This same poll has Hillary up by five points over Bernie Sanders, with Martin O'Malley in double digits at 10 percent. No other national poll taken over the last month has O'Malley higher than seven percent or Hillary's lead over Sanders lower than 15 points. But since it's Thanksgiving eve and most of us are already drinking, let's not strain too hard pondering plausibility. Let's just think about President Trump. Rubio and Cruz both believe that if they can somehow end up as the last man standing against Trump, it's a cinch they'll be the nominee. If you believe these...
  • Trump to Be Endorsed Monday by Black Pastors

    11/25/2015 3:51:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 25, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be endorsed Monday by a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders after a private meeting at Trump Tower in New York. "I was looking for some subtle hints of racism," Darrell Scott, senior pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, told the Times. He said he had met Trump personally and was convinced that he was best suited for the White House. "I didn't see it at all." Scott, a registered Democrat who voted for President Barack Obama, helped organize Monday's meeting, the Times reports. He has been helping to...
  • First They Came: Kasich Goes After Trump With Tough Video (watch this despicable video)

    11/25/2015 3:44:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 84 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Ali Vitali
    The battle between Ohio Gov. John Kasich and GOP front-runner Donald Trump is heating up. A video released online Tuesday by the Kasich campaign attacks Trump for his rhetoric against various minority groups, invoking the theme of needing to stand up for people before it's too late. The video features retired Col. Tom Moe, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Vietnam POW, paraphrasing the famous words of late German pastor and concentration camp survivor Martin Niemoller: "You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government because you're not one. And you might not care if...
  • Kasich web ad hits Trump: First he came for the Muslims

    11/25/2015 3:39:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Allahpundit
    Jim Geraghty, no Trump fan, has already done a nifty job not just of picking apart the individual claims in this clip but of comparing Trump’s excesses to the left’s own fascist flirtations, from official White House policies on down to campus “safe spaces.” Did Trump say that all Muslims should register with the government? He insists he only meant Syrian refugees, not Muslim citizens. Did he ever call for deporting “Hispanic immigrants”? He called for deporting all illegal immigrants, not just the Hispanic ones — and then letting many of them back in eventually. Did he claim it was...
  • Revolt of the masses and Republican elite shock

    11/25/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Michael P. Gerace
    Republican elites and their billionaire donors are in a funk. They don’t know where to turn, who to support or what to do with their money. Fearing Trump and Carson, they crave an establishment candidate—though the ones available are flat tires. One complaint is that Trump and Carson lack the temperament and the experience to be president. This is an argument of weakness that belies elite befuddlement. The argument says nothing about policy—what elites want and why they don’t want what large numbers of Republicans want. Instead, they talk desperately about getting a candidate who might showcase a hefty resume...
  • Republican Elites Experienced Only in Failure

    11/25/2015 3:32:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Jonathon Mosely
    Latest polls show that Donald Trump is trusted more to deal with international terrorism than the squatters who refuse to leave Republican Party leadership posts. This is shocking to their narrow thinking. Their talking points tell them that voters are supposed to flock to a President with “experience” when the world gets dangerous. They have the talking points right there in front of them on their desk. Yet the voters aren’t following the script. What gives? Didn’t the grassroots read their talking points? Tone deaf, GOP officials keep pushing the stale old Christmas fruit cake with the texture of a...
  • Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump

    11/25/2015 3:28:14 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Allen Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump will take the next step in his religious outreach effort next week when he announces the endorsement of a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders at his Manhattan headquarters. The Republican presidential candidate has a private meeting with the group scheduled on Monday before they make their offer of support official, according to his campaign. The endorsement comes as Mr. Trump has faced criticism for stoking racial tension and has seen his support among evangelical Christians start to waver in polls as voters consider Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ben Carson. That tension was...
  • Hello, Travis? It's Me, El Rushbo -- and I Have Not Endorsed Trump

    11/25/2015 2:49:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm debating whether or not to discuss this. Headline: "Rush Limbaugh Is a Hypocrite When it Comes to Trump." And it's written by a young Rush fan. Snerdley brought me this. He couldn't wait to bring me this. I have it here. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's a column, it's an op-ed. today, by Travis Hale, who's a contributor. I just want to read to you how he opens the piece. "In the summer of 1992, Rush Limbaugh saved me from myself. I was an 18-year-old high school graduate about to begin college, too impatient to...
  • The 'Get Trump' Show Will Fail

    11/25/2015 2:49:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Matt Towery
    CINCINNATI -- Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first...
  • Trump: 100 black leaders' endorsements coming (controlling the narrative)

    Donald Trump's campaign says he'll pick up the endorsement of a coalition of 100 African-American pastors and evangelical leaders Monday in New York City. The real estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner's campaign announced the endorsement -- which it said will come after a private meeting at Trump Tower -- on Wednesday. Trump's campaign scheduled an endorsement event for 1 p.m. ET. It has not released the names of the religious leaders who are set to endorse Trump. The endorsements would come a little more than a week after Trump stirred racial controversies. He cheered a crowd's physical ejection of...
  • Video: Trump Spokeswoman Clarifies Position on 'Muslim Database' (Katrina Pierson is excellent)

    11/25/2015 10:22:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies ^ | Guy Benson
    As is the case with every Trump firestorm, the 'Muslim database' kerfuffle has already been supplanted by several new controversies. Nevertheless, a core question from last week's flare-up has remained unresolved: Was Trump open to a national registry for all Muslims in America, or just the refugees? The campaign's ambiguity on this point spilled over into this week's news cycle, when Trump again appeared to endorse the concept of a broader database on ABC's Sunday morning chat show. The trouble is that whenever Trump has been asked about this issue, he's responded by (a) correctly noting that it was originally...
  • Kasich Super PAC Ad Compares a Fellow Republican to Nazis

    11/25/2015 2:09:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Washington Post. Mike, I'm sorry I'm gonna do this to you, I know the answer's what's gonna be, and I should have prepared. By any chance, could put your hands on that 47-second Kasich super PAC ad they ran against Trump that we played? It was sound bite number one yesterday. I mean, I have to have it within seconds. You can find it here in, you know, 10 minutes or so. Once we have it, it's in our archives. The reason is the Washington Post has a story on it. The headline: "New Kasich Ad:...
  • SURGING (Courageous Conservatives Ad- Ted Cruz Pac)

    11/25/2015 10:05:13 AM PST · by VinL · 10 replies
    YOU Tube ^ | 11/24/15 | Courageous Conservative Pac
    "Why are Marco Rubio's RINO donors attacking Ted Cruz for fighting Barack Obama's NSA spying? Because Ted Cruz is surging in the polls and Rubio's people are desperate. Desperate because Rubio stood with Obama and Chuck Schumer on his Gang of Eight Amnesty scheme and it's hurting, so Rubio's lashing out..."
  • The New ‘Consensus’: 97 Percent Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

    11/25/2015 1:59:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    While 97 percent of scientists may agree mankind is driving global warming, 97 percent of Americans don't seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll. A November Fox News poll of more than 1,000 registered voters found that only 3 percent listed "climate change" as the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in August. Americans were much more worried about terrorism, the economy and immigration than global warming.
  • Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

    11/25/2015 1:40:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison. As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the controversial detention facility, but has been thwarted repeatedly by Congress, which opposes transferring detainees to the mainland United States. In a rare move, the president issued a signed statement blasting provisions in the bill intended to block the president from moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to facilities within the U.S. "I am, however, deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action...
  • It's Ted v Trump. (Either way, the good guy wins)

    Donald Trump still has a healthy lead, at 33%. But it's become very clear that Ted Cruz is his primary competitor; he's up to 21%, as Ben Carson fades to a mere 12. Rubio is still the establishment's best hope, at 11.4%. Bush is rallying slightly at 7.9%, up from a low of 4.5%. I'm not really bothered by Bush rallying; he'll only steal oxygen from Rubio. Fiorina is at 4.2%; Huckabee at 3.3%; Kasich at 2.5%; Christie at 1.9%; Paul at 0.6% and Graham at 0. That's right, 0.
  • New Kasich Web Video: Donald Trump Is Pretty Much a Nazi, Right?

    11/25/2015 7:11:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | Jim Geraghty
    Yeesh. John Kasich's campaign takes its biggest shot at Donald Trump, featuring a former U.S. prisoner of war, Ret. Col. Thomas Moe, adapting a famous quote about the Nazis, and applying it to Trump. *snip* See what you've done, Governor Kasich? Now you've got me, Trump hater extraordinaire, forced to defend Trump from charges of crypto-Nazism. We still don't know whether Donald Trump really wants Muslims to register with the government. He's never directly proposed it. He's given a half-distracted, loosely-worded affirmative answer to a reporter when it was first brought up by the reporter. Every time he's asked since,...
  • Jeb Bush: Like Herman Cain, my opponents will slip

    11/25/2015 7:08:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush cited the rise and fall of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain as he sought to reassure supporters at a Longboat Key fundraiser Monday that their faith in him is well placed. By noting that Cain led in the polls at this point in 2012 only to flame out, Bush implied that current GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson could follow the same path. "We have plenty of time to persuade" was the message said Bradenton state Sen. Bill Galvano. "They're not voting tomorrow."
  • Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump's 'Cheering Muslims' Claim

    11/25/2015 7:04:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    As GOP candidate Donald Trump doubles down on claims that he saw Americans in New Jersey cheering on 9/11, his rival, Jeb Bush strongly denounced those comments today while campaigning in South Carolina. "I don't recall that. There was no cheering on any -- it would have been television, it would have been recorded." A memory he said he instead recalls is that of peaceful Muslim-Americans.
  • Kasich shamelessly repeats liberal slander in new anti-Trump ad

    11/25/2015 5:40:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Ed Straker
    The Kasich campaign fell to new lows when it began broadcasting an anti-Trump ad that repeats all the liberal media lies about him. Kasich's ad features a veteran: "You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims should register with their government, because you're not one," says Moe, to an ominous soundtrack. "And you might not care if Donald Trump says he's going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you're not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says it's okay to rough up black protesters, because you're not one. And you might not care if...
  • Obama's Fast Rising Disapproval Polls

    11/25/2015 1:13:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    Barack Obama's approval scores have plunged into the low 40s as a majority of Americans now say they disapprove of the job he's doing as president. The Gallup Poll's nationwide survey showed this week that between 52 and 53 percent of adult Americans gave Obama failing grades on his performance in office. Only 43 percent approved of the job he's been doing. His sluggish, sub-par, part-time-job economy was the chief factor, as it has been throughout his presidency. But the sharp rise in deadly terrorist attacks in Europe and reports of plots on the United States contributed to fears that...
  • Michael Ledeen: Obama Carrying Out Iranian Foreign Policy

    11/25/2015 1:09:59 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 25, 2015 | Michael Ledeen
    Below are the video and transcript of Michael Ledeen's speech which took place at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2015 Restoration Weekend. The event was held November 5-8th at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Iran – forgive me if I do not say "I-ran" but all those years of "I-ran" and "I-raq" drummed that out of me. Iran is on the one hand very easy to understand. On the other hand hardly anybody seems to get it. So here's Iran, the short version. The Iranian regime hates us. They are committed enemies of the entire Western...
  • Presidential Proclamation -- Thanksgiving Day, 2015 [Another Godless Proclamation)

    11/25/2015 1:00:51 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 28 replies
    White House ^ | November 20, 2015 | Barack Hussein Obama
    Presidential Proclamation -- Thanksgiving Day, 2015 THANKSGIVING DAY, 2015 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Rooted in a story of generosity and partnership, Thanksgiving offers an opportunity for us to express our gratitude for the gifts we have and to show our appreciation for all we hold dear. Today, as we give of ourselves in service to others and spend cherished time with family and friends, we give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us. We also honor the men and women in uniform who fight to...
  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    11/25/2015 12:29:49 PM PST · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2015 | Matea Gold and Robert Costa
    As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP presidential field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counter-punches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year.
  • Mario Lopez Hung out with Ted Cruz — but Everyone Went Nuts over What He Showed off Later

    11/25/2015 12:26:18 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 25, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Mario Lopez, the host of the syndicated celebrity and entertainment show “Extra,” sat down with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at Cruz’s presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on Wednesday.Cruz, who is currently vying for the GOP nomination in 2016, tweeted a picture of the duo sitting down for an interview. Welcome to Houston, @MarioLopezExtra! Great speaking with you this morning at the #CruzCrew HQ!— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 25, 2015 But immediately following the sit down in Houston, Lopez tweeted a photo of himself holding the infamous poster crafted by conservative street artist Sabo.Sabo: Conservative Artist Terrorizing Establishment Takes...
  • Why Ted Cruz Probably Won’t Win

    11/25/2015 12:15:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2015 | HENRY OLSEN
    Ted Cruz is now the flavor of the week. He has risen dramatically in polls, both nationally and in key states like Iowa, and now many pundits are saying he's the man to watch. Maybe so, but that vastly underestimates the challenge the very conservative senator from Texas still faces. Cruz's rise is almost entirely due to his finally getting strong levels of support among the most angry and the most conservative elements of the party. If they were the party, it would be looking pretty good for Ted. But they are not, and therein lies Cruz's challenge. Call it...
  • GUEST COLUMN: How to Talk to Your Pansy Marxist Nephew at Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 12:03:12 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/24/15 | Uncle Strickland
    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for publishing my column. I'm a big fan of this holiday because few things are more American than boozing up and chowing down 'til your ankles swell and your corduroys pop. In between, you get to watch some football and share your thoughts on the trainwreck presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (hint hint). I consider myself a knowledgable debater because I read up on the blogs and I'm typically one of the most "liked" commenters on the articles. The reason I'm writing this is because my brother's dumb kid likes to get chatty with me. I've...