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  • Reminder – The 2016 Trump Conservative Critics Were 2009 Obama Fan Boys…

    05/30/2016 7:12:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 5-30-16 | Sundance
    All in attendance for a dinner meeting with president Obama before he took office. The post-meeting/dinner report in The New Yorker Magazine holds the following quotes told by the glowing participants of their time with President Obama: Richard Lowry:“the only presidential candidate from either party about whom there is a palpable excitement”. Charles Krauthammer: “Obama would be a president with the political intelligence of a Bill Clinton harnessed to the steely self-discipline of a Vladimir Putin”, who would “bestride the political stage as largely as did Reagan.” Bill Kristol:“I look forward to Obama’s inauguration with a surprising degree of hope...
  • Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said

    Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said, a “strong independent candidate” is coming. Donald Trump’s warning to GOP after new weekend threat of independent candidate is HARSH, but true Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/30/donald-trumps-message-to-gop-after-weekend-threat-of-independent-candidate-is-harsh-but-true-346233#ixzz4ABBmTxCO
  • This Election is About The Evolution of The Human Race (Beyond crazy)

    05/30/2016 4:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Bients ^ | May 30, 2016
    It’s About Us I turn 56 in a few weeks and I’ve never even bothered to register to vote before because I’ve always suspected something that so many people are finding out to be true this year; that we do not live in an authentic democracy and haven’t for a very long time. Don’t judge me for this, I’ve been disenfranchised as long as I can remember. We assassinated our own president in 1963, I lost friends from my high school in Vietnam, Nixon was a blatant crook and I’ve never felt there was ever a candidate that represented me...
  • Can Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld siphon votes from Trump?

    05/30/2016 4:00:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    On paper, they make up the most formidable Libertarian ticket ever. But they still need to make the leap to seriousness. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson seized the Libertarian nomination for president at the party’s national convention this weekend and escaped a hotly contested convention with his hand-picked running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. The pair form a political team of two former Republican governors that Johnson declared to be the most formidable third-party ticket in the modern era, one that he promised would thrust Libertarians from the fringe of American politics to “major party status” in a...
  • How Hillary Loses Donald Trump can actually win if Clinton makes these four mistakes.

    05/30/2016 8:21:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 May 2016
    How Hillary Loses Donald Trump can actually win if Clinton makes these four mistakes. Spoiler alert: She’s already making all of them. (Full Title) It’s a terrifying moment for Democrats: Hillary Clinton’s double-digit lead in national polls has evaporated and panic is beginning to set in. Polls now show Donald Trump ahead of Clinton, or at worst only a few points behind. During the insanity of the Republican primary, it was easy for them to believe that Trump could never be president—that in a general election, mainstream voters would regard him as an absurdity. But Clinton remains a shaky candidate...
  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • First on CNN: Trump campaign eyeing big stadium for acceptance speech

    05/29/2016 7:20:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 29 May 2016 | Jim Acosta
    (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign is considering booking one of Cleveland's big sports venues for his acceptance speech in July, two GOP sources familiar with the planning of the upcoming GOP convention say. The sources said First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and Progressive Field, home of the city's Indians baseball team, are the two sites under consideration for Trump's acceptance speech on the final night of the convention. One of the sources said the campaign is closing in on signing a contract for use of one of the two venues, with the football stadium currently the favorite for Trump's...
  • POLL: Paul Ryan Is CRUSHING His Trump-Supporting Primary Challenger BY 73 POINTS

    05/29/2016 6:20:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Eric Owens
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who has very conspicuously withheld any endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is absolutely crushing his Trump-supporting 2016 primary challenger. Do You Support Paul Ryan For Re-Election? Yes No Completing this poll entitles you to Daily Caller news updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The House Speaker leads the wan challenger, water filtration company executive Paul Nehlen, by 73 points among likely Republican primary voters in the first congressional district of Wisconsin, according a new poll conducted by The Washington...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE, EVEN IN NOVEMBER!!!

    05/29/2016 6:20:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Paul Nehlen for Congress! http://www.paulnehlen.com/ We must continue to remove the heads of the republican establishment until they begin to listen to the American people. Eric Cantor has been removed. John Boehner has been removed. Kevin McCarthy has been prevented. And now Paul Ryan is being primaried. But if Paul Ryan succeeds in defeating Paul Nehlen in the primary on August 9th, we must have a contingency plan. What then? The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. Conservatives in Paul Ryan’s district should be prepared to vote against the Speaker should he make it to the November...
  • McConnell: System would constrain Trump (he will suddenly remember how to check executive power!)

    05/29/2016 6:02:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 5/27/16 | Hal Boedeker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will support Donald Trump and thinks the business mogul can win the presidency, the Kentucky Republican tells "CBS Sunday Morning." To people afraid of a Trump presidency, McConnell sees protections in the system to prevent mistakes by the White House occupant. "What protects us in this country against big mistakes being made is the structure, the Constitution, the institutions," McConnell tells Jan Crawford. "No matter how unusual a personality may be who gets elected to office, there are constraints in this country. You don't get to do anything you want to. So I'm very optimistic...
  • McConnell’s memoir bashes outside conservative groups

    05/29/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    fredericknewspost.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Niels Lesniewski
    WASHINGTON — There’s no love lost for outside conservative groups in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new memoir that hits bookshelves this week. The Kentucky Republican, always a political strategist, makes the case in “The Long Game” that he could have ascended to majority leader earlier if not for forces like the Senate Conservatives Fund. “As more dollars from patriotic Americans rolled in, SCF staff would direct those resources exclusively toward campaigning against the most electable Republicans from the comfort of their townhome on Capitol Hill,” McConnell writes, according to excerpts posted by Google Books. “[R]eminiscent of what happened in...
  • California voters rank jobs, employment as top presidential election issues

    05/28/2016 5:48:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    KPCC ^ | May 26, 2016 | KPCC Staff
    It's been about eight years since the Great Recession, but California voters still rank jobs and the economy as the most important issue heading into the presidential primary election. That's one of the findings of a new Field Poll released Thursday, just 12 days before the June 7 runoff. Seven out of 10 likely voters across the political spectrum rated the economy as a top concern, according to results from the Field Poll conducted for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.
  • Any guesses on what would be a reasonable % for Voter Turnout in 2016? And why?

    2000 50.3% 2004 55.7% 2008 57.1% 2012 54.9%
  • Donald Trump Reveals "America First Energy Plan"

    05/27/2016 6:43:35 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Oilpro ^ | 5/27/16 | Jeff Reed posted
    Trump's plan presents a stark contrast between the visions of Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Trump said, American energy dominance will be a strategic, economic, and foreign policy goal of the United States... "We will become, and stay, totally independent of any need to import energy from the OPEC cartel or any nations hostile to our interests...At the same time, we will work with our Gulf allies to develop a positive energy relationship as part of our anti-terrorism strategy."
  • Midterm elections attracting too many white voters

    05/27/2016 8:54:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/27/16 | Doug Book
    Just before the midterm election of 2014, Vice President Joe Biden made another of those insightful statements for which he will be forever remembered. Joe told CNN News that, "if you look at every single major issue of the campaign, the American public agree with [the White House] position." But if the vice president’s laugh-line-du-jour were actually true, why would his fellow liberals want to do away with the midterm election before Obama supporters had the opportunity to show just how loyal they really were? It seems a “public policy” professor and a junior at Duke University had written an...
  • Why you should be impressed by Trump's win

    05/27/2016 7:52:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 27 May 2016 | W. James Antle III
    Let's give credit where it's due. When Donald Trump took his famous escalator ride nearly a year ago, few people outside Trump Tower thought he could win the Republican presidential nomination. Now he has secured the majority of delegates. Before the Republican National Convention. Before the June 7 primaries, including New Jersey and California. Before receiving House Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement. Before Hillary Clinton. Trump did this without a pollster. Without a campaign staff of even 100 people. Without moderating his rhetoric. Without acting presidential. Without the support of either the party establishment or the conservative movement. The billionaire was...
  • RNC to double staff in key battleground states

    05/26/2016 7:56:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) will double its staff in battleground states in the coming weeks in an effort to deliver the White House to Donald Trump and protect a slim majority in the Senate. According to a memo from RNC political director Chris Carr, viewed first by The Hill, the organization will send additional 250 staffers to the 11 states likely to play the biggest role in determining the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The new hires will more than double the RNC’s presence in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and...
  • Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

    05/26/2016 10:33:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly | AP
    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an “America first” energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence. But the speech, delivered at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, went far beyond energy, as Trump laid out, in his most detail to date, a populist general election pitch against likely rival Hillary Clinton. “She’s declared war on the American worker,” Trump said of Clinton, reading from prepared remarks in a stadium packed with thousands.
  • VICTORY: Louisiana becomes the eighth state to call for a Convention of States

    05/26/2016 7:22:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    cosaction.com ^ | 5/26/16 | Mark Meckler
    The hard work of volunteers and supporters like you is making all the difference, and I'm thrilled to report yet another major victory. Yesterday afternoon, the Louisiana state legislature became the eighth state in history to pass the Convention of States resolution! For too long the “elite” in D.C. have acted with impunity, disregarding the will of We the People and crushing state sovereignty. Now the people of Louisiana have joined with Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, and Oklahoma in this historic fight to restore the rightful authority of the people and the states.
  • Trump: I'll debate Bernie for $10 million (for charity)

    05/26/2016 1:27:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nick Gas
    Donald Trump on Thursday more emphatically accepted Bernie Sanders challenge to debate him, but it comes with a price tag: $10 million. Trump said he would, if the proceeds go to charity.
  • Trump: GOP will become 'worker's party' under me

    05/26/2016 9:41:19 AM PDT · by Abiotic · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/16 | Nick Glass
    Under a President Donald Trump, the Republican Party would become a different one, a broad, populist coalition focused on workers who have gone too long without a raise and on social programs the party establishment has long seen as anathema to its long-term success. “Love the question,” Trump said in response to a question from Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green in a profile of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus published Thursday. The article bears the headline, "How to Get Trump Elected When He’s Wrecking Everything You Built." “Five, 10 years from now — different party. You’re going to have a...
  • Obama: The World ‘Rattled’ by Donald Trump

    05/26/2016 7:49:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama admitted that world leaders were “surprised” and “rattled” by the political rise of Donald Trump. “I think it’s fair to say that they are surprised by the Republican nominee. They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements, but they’re rattled by him, and for good reason,” he said. “Because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is that is required to keep America safe and secure and...
  • Trump Factor Making Re-election Uneasy for McCain in Arizona

    05/26/2016 2:27:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/25/16 | Brian Freeman
    John McCain acknowledges he is in for a tough race to retain his Senate seat, now that his already shaky support among his Arizona constituents has been compounded by the unpredictable influence of having Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee, CBS News reports. Assuming he prevails in his party's primary in August, McCain is likely to face Democrat Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, and polls indicate that contest would be a close race.
  • The ‘Iron Lady’ of American Conservatism Just Endorsed John McCain’s Primary Opponent

    05/26/2016 2:26:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 5/25/16 | Maegan Vazquez
    Phyllis Schlafly, nicknamed the ‘iron lady’ of conservatism, has put in an official endorsement for John McCain’s primary challenger in Arizona. In an audio recording exclusively obtained by Independent Journal Review, Schlafly announced: “I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senator from Arizona.” Ward recently resigned from her duties in the Arizona state senate in order to focus on her campaign, and has been campaigning as an anti-establishment candidate against McCain, who has served in Congress since 1983.
  • Donald Trump wins Washington primary

    05/24/2016 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Eric Bradner,
    Donald Trump moved closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday by winning the Washington primary. With 68% of the vote in, Trump had 76% support, with the rest going to former rivals who have since departed the GOP contest.
  • Sanders Picks Two BDS Supporters For DNC Platform Committee

    05/24/2016 1:46:24 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 8 replies
    Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has tapped two major backers of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement to be members of the DNC platform committee after reports emerged that Sanders wants to revamp the platform to highlight the issue of Palestinian rights. Sanders picked James Zogby, president of the Arab-American Institute in Washington, and Cornel West, a philosopher and anti-Israel activist, to fill two of his five slots on the 15-member platform as part of his plans to revise the Democratic Party’s stance on relations with Israel. West is a vociferous critic of Israel who has called the Gaza Strip...
  • Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

    05/23/2016 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 10, 2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans. That's a tall order in a country...
  • Report: Illegals told to vote Democrat or face deportation

    Documentarian Jo Anne Livingston has been working with her husband, Luke, to take a comprehensive look at the ongoing border crisis as experienced by the illegals themselves. After numerous interviews, she recently reported a number of astounding revelations that only confirm some long-held suspicions among conservatives.
  • First ‘Clinton Cash’ Domino to Fall: FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe

    05/23/2016 4:47:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016
    Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation. From CNN: Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say. As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton. There’s no allegation that the foundation...
  • Poll: 61% Percent Concerned about Trump's Experience

    05/23/2016 4:02:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump has highlighted his credentials as an outsider throughout his 2016 campaign, but six-in-ten American voters say they're unsure about his lack of military or government experience, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows. And more than 40 percent say they're very uncomfortable about the holes in his resume, which would make him the first president without a record of military or elected public service.
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Against Treating Donald Trump as ‘Normal’ Candidate

    05/22/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald J. Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could “normalize himself” as he seeks to broaden his support.
  • New polls show Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck

    05/22/2016 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2016 | Gregory Krieg,
    A pair of new polls out this weekend show the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his likely Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton are both viewed unfavorably by more than half of U.S. voters. In a Washington Post-ABC News survey released Sunday, the candidates both registered net negatives in the double-digits, with 57% of the electorate saying they had unfavorable impressions of the respective candidates. Fifty-four percent of respondents to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll took a dim view of Clinton, while 58% looked unfavorably on Trump.
  • How Could Mark Cubin be so Stupid?

    05/21/2016 9:00:38 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 26 replies
    b.b.e.b.
    I have watched Mark's career, enjoy watching him on Shark Tank, love his entrepreneurial spirit but being Hillary's veep? Has he lost his friggin mind? Does he know nothing about the Clinton's? Who in their right mind, who believes in the amazing aspects of capitalism would want to be associated with those two? Sorry Mark but you are now an asshat!
  • Will Trump vs. Clinton be a nailbiter?

    05/21/2016 2:54:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | May 21, 2016 | Stephen Collinson,
    Democrats knew a general election battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be rough, but many never considered the potential of a nailbiter. During a primary in which Trump usurped the GOP establishment, alienated crucial sectors of the general electorate on issues like immigration and abortion and dinged his own approval ratings, many Democrats salivated at talk of a November duel with the billionaire. Now, as Trump prepares for a general election showdown, veteran Democrats warn there is little room for complacency. "It will be close," said Mark Alderman, a veteran Democratic Party fundraiser who worked on President Barack...
  • Utah Lawmakers Call for Seventeenth Amendment Repeal

    05/20/2016 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matt Hurley
    Utah lawmakers recently approved a resolution calling on Congress to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing the Seventeenth Amendment. Ratified in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote. Before the amendment’s ratification, senators were elected by state legislatures. The resolution, approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the state’s lieutenant governor for filing in March, was sponsored by state Sen. Alvin Jackson (R-Highland). ‘A Formal Check’ Todd Zywicki, a professor of law at George Mason University, says the Seventeenth Amendment removed a necessary safeguard against...
  • Trey Gowdy: Benghazi report will be out before conventions

    05/20/2016 4:54:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 70 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 20 May 2016 | Matthew Kitchen
    It’s been nearly four years since a September 11, 2012, raid on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, left four U.S. citizens dead, including an ambassador, and more than two years since the House of Representatives formed a special committee to investigate the attack. The House’s report on the events is coming soon – very soon. It just might not be the whole report. In an interview with Chuck Todd on “MTP Daily” Friday, committee chair Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, said he plans to release the much sought-after draft in June. “We’re going to get...
  • Florida Teacher Suspended for Putting ‘Inappropriate’ Trump Question on Final Exam

    05/20/2016 4:43:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 20 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    In what may or may not be another bit of political correctness gone wild, an exam question about Donald Trump has been deemed “totally inappropriate” for school. Malik Leigh works as an attorney and teacher at Palm Beach Lakes High School’s law academy, but according to Palm Beach Post, he’s been suspended for asking students a multiple choice question about how they think the mogul’s presidency might affect the nation: If Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, we are: A. Screwed B. Screwed C. Screwed D. Screwed behind a really YUGE wall that Mexico pays for. his was...
  • ‘Clinton as president is danger to world peace’ – far-right French leader Le Pen to RT

    05/20/2016 1:00:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    RT ^ | May 20, 2016
    While declining to endorse any of the US presidential front-runners, Le Pen said she believes there is one that would definitely not benefit France. “There is a candidate who appears a lot more dangerous for France than the others – that’s Hillary Clinton,” the head of the National Front told RT France in an exclusive interview. “I’m not American so I don’t need to make a choice. But… in the interests of France, Hillary Clinton is probably the worst choice out there.” Le Pen sees the Democratic frontrunner as being so “dangerous” because of Clinton’s career as US Secretary of...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Donald Trump says he can rewrite the electoral map. Can he?

    05/20/2016 8:16:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 20 May 2016 | Jane C. Timm
    <p>Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump wants to rewrite the electoral map.</p> <p>“I will win states that no Republican would even run in,” he told the Associated Press this month.</p> <p>But is it realistic? Can the bombastic billionaire rewrite decades of political realities?</p>
  • Kristol on Hugh Hewitt...

    05/20/2016 3:38:42 AM PDT · by taildragger · 58 replies
    the radio ^ | 05/20/2016 | taildragger
    Oh by folks....Bill Kristol is now Pushing a John Kyle - Joe Lieberman Ticket. Apparently Kyle says he is interested...
  • John McCain Goes Negative as Dr. Kelli Ward Surges in AZ GOP Senate Primary

    05/19/2016 5:10:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/16 | Dustin Stockton
    Arizona GOP Senator John McCain’s reelection campaign is lashing out with negative attacks against his Republican primary opponent, State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward, as new polling shows trouble for McCain’s attempt for a sixth Senate term. A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Dr. Ward and Senator McCain tied at 41 percent in a head-to-head matchup. The poll has even more bad news for McCain, showing the aging Senator with just a 35 percent approval among Republican primary voters. With such high negatives, it’s no surprise McCain’s campaign would shift from ignoring Ward to attacking her. Their goal,...
  • Poll: Kelli Ward Ties Sen. John McCain in Arizona

    05/19/2016 5:08:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/16 | Michelle Moons
    Five-term DC insider Sen. John McCain is in a dead heat with challenger Dr. Kelli Ward among GOP voters presented with a choice between the two, a poll released Tuesday reveals. McCain, the senator Hillary Clinton called her favorite Republican, is facing a mere 35 percent approval rating among GOP voters as he heads into the August 30 primary election, according to the new poll by Public Policy Polling. Three additional Republicans are running for McCain’s seat, but they poll at only 2-4 percent each. McCain is polling at 39 percent with these three and Ward in the race. Ward...
  • FOX NEWS POLL: Trump tops Clinton in head-to-head matchup, both seen as deeply flawed candidates

    05/18/2016 3:02:32 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 49 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5/18/16 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll that also finds majorities of voters feel both frontrunners lack strong moral values and will say anything to get elected. Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. That’s within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent (April 2016).
  • Trump says ‘sanctuary cities’ should lose funding

    05/18/2016 12:21:01 PM PDT · by Theo · 75 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | May 18, 2016 | Dave Workman
    In an on-air interview with KVI-AM’s morning host John Carlson in Seattle on Wednesday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump blasted the idea of so-called “sanctuary cities,” and said that as president, he would withhold funding from those cities. He called such cities “a haven for criminals.” “We have to have law and order in our country,” Trump said. “We have no law and order. When you look at the people who are pouring in and the borders are so porous. “I want people to come into the country a hundred percent,” he explained, “but they have to come in legally....
  • Former Governor Rick Perry Predicts Trump Will Win 37 States in Landslide

    05/18/2016 12:29:46 PM PDT · by GilGil · 159 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted during a private phone call Wednesday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could carry more than 35 states in the November election. “The more I spend time with him, the more I talk with him, the more I see how he has analyzed this country properly at this point in time, I feel very comfortable that we’re going to win,” Perry told donors during a conference call hosted by the pro-Trump Great America PAC. “I think we have the potential to win overwhelmingly,” he added. “I’m talking a 35, 36, 37-state victory. Just...
  • 5 Nonfiction Books That’ll Reassure You This Isn’t the Craziest Election on Record

    05/18/2016 10:51:28 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Barnes & Noble ^ | May 18, 2016 | B&N reads
    No one said politics was painless, but no one said it had to be quite this painful, either. We’re still about six months out from the 2016 presidential election, but it already feels like we’ve been doing this for two years—because we have. The election season to date has been contentious, uncomfortable, and, more than occasionally, certifiably nuts. No matter where you line up on the political spectrum, we can all agree on that. But not all is lost. Democracy is messy, and we have a host of zany elections under our belt as a nation. Luckily, most of them...
  • Trump’s appeal stretches to suburbs that had been trending blue

    05/18/2016 8:13:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | 18 May 2016 | David Weigel
    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — At the Bucks County Democrats’ first meeting since the April 26 Pennsylvania primary, one worry dominated: Donald Trump had done better than expected in this blue-leaning exurban expanse north and east of Philadelphia. At one polling place, these Democrats’ Republican neighbors — nice people, nothing like the Trump supporters they had seen throw punches at protesters — were proud enough to grab lawn signs. “It was stunning,” said Stan Durey, 67, a former security analyst who works at a car dealership. “I just stood there shaking my head, going, ‘Really?’ It wasn’t two, it wasn’t three —...
  • Texas Governor: Time To Support Trump, Put America Back On Right Track

    05/17/2016 10:45:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott said it is time for the GOP to support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He said there was no option to sit it out saying, “We have no second chance to get this right.” The governor of the Lone Star State explained that the country is at “a tipping point.” “People have to participate if we are going to put America back on the right track,” Abbott said while appearing on CNBC... “So I think Republicans will unite understanding that we cannot take four or eight more years of the Obama agenda,” the Texas Governor predicted...
  • Now You Know: Where Was the Original ‘Smoke-Filled Room’?

    05/17/2016 11:08:33 AM PDT · by statestreet · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | May 17, 2016 | Merrill Fabry
    Nowadays, the “smoke-filled room” is mostly just a metaphor—but there was a real room that started it all. Well, sort of. The compelling image of the smoke-filled room, a “place of political intrigue and chicanery, where candidates were selected by party bosses in cigar-chewing session,” per William Safire, arose during the 1920 Republican convention. That year, Sen. Warren G. Harding of Ohio was the come-from-behind nominee for president, selected after ten ballots. According to historian David Pietrusza, author of 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents, the room in question is often credited with the phrase “because the people who...