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  • Conservative "Crowd Fund" TV Campaign Ads?

    09/01/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    9/1/15 | self
    Can "We The People" create and fund our own TV campaign ads via a "Crowd Fund" model? It would be great to state on TV how egregious the GOP-e and MSM messages are, especially those coming down the pike by way of Jeb and Co. eg: "Jeb.....We don't buy your line"
  • Mass Legal Immigration Will Finish Conservatism [1 Million Green Cards Per Year!!!]

    08/31/2015 10:39:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | August 31, 2015
    Mass Legal Immigration Will Finish Conservatism by MARK KRIKORIAN August 31, 2015 Conservative luminaries have been warning that Donald Trump poses a threat to the Republican party and to the political future of conservativism. Charles Krauthammer has called him “political poison.” Fred Barnes says Trump has “made the GOP’s future dicey.” George Will thunders characteristically that “every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency.” All this may be true. Trump is indeed a braggart who goes out of his way to antagonize people — not a winning approach in...
  • South Dakota Drops Study of Early U.S. History as a High School Requirement

    08/31/2015 5:42:12 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    govtslaves ^ | August 31 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Students in South Dakota will now graduate from high school without studying early American history, under new teaching guidelines adopted by the state. After a year of deliberations, the state Board of Education adopted new curriculum standards that no longer require instructors to teach the first 100 years of U.S. history. Such milestone events and developments as the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the U.S. Constitution could be completely ignored. Cutting out early U.S. history in 11th grade hurts the ability of students to “think historically” when they reach higher education, according to a letter sent to the state...
  • Ex-HP board member who voted to fire Fiorina endorses her [Tom Perkins]

    08/30/2015 9:04:22 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015 August 27 | Jesse Byrnes
    A former board member of Hewlett-Packard who voted to fire Carly Fiorina as CEO is now endorsing the businesswoman's 2016 Republican presidential campaign. "Carly did what she was brought in to do: turn the company around and make it successful again. Not only did she save the company from the dire straits it was in, she laid the foundation for HP's future growth," Tom Perkins wrote for a full-page New York Times ad. The comments, in an advertisement placed in the newspaper's business section Thursday by a pro-Fiorina super-PAC, were framed as a response to an Aug. 18 Times column...
  • A summer of Clinton stumbles gives way to an uncertain fall for Democrats

    08/30/2015 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Washington Poat ^ | 8/29/2015 | Dan Balz and Philip Rucker
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Democratic Party, whose presidential race has been mostly overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once appeared and braced for a series of events that will have a significant effect on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign. Clinton’s standing has been eroded both by her own shaky handling of the e-mail controversy and by the populist energy fueling the challenge of Sen. (I-Vt.). Her weakened position in the polls has stoked talk about a possible late entry from Vice President Biden, which could dramatically change the...
  • Minuteman Project founder and ALIPAC endorse Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate (against McCain)

    08/30/2015 7:04:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 8/30/15
    Arizona State Senator, Dr. Kelli Ward continues to build support as she challenges five-term Senator John McCain. Jim Gilchrist, Co-founder and President of the Minuteman Project on Friday gave Ward an early, formal endorsement. This comes just one week after an early, formal endorsement from Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC).  The personal endorsement from Gilchrist reads: “ Arizona State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward, seeking to replace current U. S. Senator John McCain, appears determined to bring our nation back under the rule of law insofar as U. S. immigration laws are concerned. Americans, please join me, Jim Gilchrist, in...
  • Conservative lawmaker may seek vote to oust Boehner

    08/30/2015 7:01:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 8/24/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he or another conservative lawmaker may seek a privileged vote next month to oust Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) from his leadership position. Meadows told The Daily Signal that he or another conservative lawmaker may file a privileged motion to “vacate the chair” and force a vote on who should be the House leader. In July, Meadows offered a non-privileged motion to vacate the chair. That motion did not actually force a vote on Boehner’s removal. Offering a privileged motion would force a vote on the House floor. “It’s very easy to say you are willing...
  • Why I posted the Betrayal Papers...

    08/29/2015 1:07:06 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    me | August 29,2015 | HarleyLady27
    Why I posted the Betrayal Papers...
  • Virginia Reporters Prove Once Again that All Lives Matter (Jeffrey Lord)

    08/29/2015 6:47:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 8/28/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Yes, all lives matter. And all one has to do to understand that elemental truth is observe the tidal wave of grief over the taking of the lives of the two Virginia news reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward. The media is saturated with coverage of their shocking murder. In the wake of the murders, let’s recall that one Democratic presidential candidate—former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley—allowed himself to be bullied into backing down from the idea that “all lives matter.” Recall as well that another presidential candidate, the far more prominent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has raced to...
  • The Establishment’s Lies Are Catching Up (great article!)

    08/29/2015 6:45:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 90 replies ^ | 8/28/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    They had it all. The GOP party bosses appeared to be winning every legislative and electoral battle with conservatives. After beating back almost every primary challenge in 2014 and after passing one liberal bill after another with the support of Democrats, the elite technocrats and cronies within the party were high-fiving and slapping each other’s backs over their successfully crushing of the tea party. Except – they never won anything. It was all an illusion. And in fact, their temporary victories set the stage for an irrevocable defeat in the long-run. Last cycle, in my previous job, I was heavily...
  • Eric Cantors Establishment Praises with Jeb Endorsement

    08/29/2015 6:43:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 8/28/15 | Brian Darling
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush this week and has agreed to become co-chair of Jeb’s Virginia effort. Oh the irony! CNN reported that Cantor said of Jeb: Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know-how to implement it. After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a president that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness -- Jeb Bush is that man. I look forward to working closely with the governor and his team as they chart a...
  • Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

    08/29/2015 3:39:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 109 replies ^ | 8/29/15 | Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo
    Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned. There are different versions of what transpired. The Florida-based fundraising consultants — Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Alexander — have said that they voluntarily quit the campaign and were still working with Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise Super PAC. Others said the three, who worked under the same contract, were let go because they were no longer needed for the current phase of the campaign. None of the three...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 9:59:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • Can Hillary overcome the 'liar' factor?

    08/28/2015 7:15:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/27/2015 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Hillary Clinton took a new tack this week when answering questions about her use of a private email account as secretary of state: She took responsibility and admitted she was at fault. “It clearly wasn’t the best choice,” Clinton said flatly on Wednesday, as she campaigned in Iowa. On Thursday, the reason for the change in tone came into sharper focus with a stunning new poll illustrating the extent to which voters don’t trust Clinton to tell the truth. While Republicans have been test-driving attacks against Clinton for a year and a half, no other line of attack has broken...
  • Quinnipiac: 'Liar, Dishonest' Most Used to Describe Hillary

    08/27/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/27/2015 | Michael Warren
    The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are "liar" and "dishonest." That's according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the "first word" that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner's name. The most frequently mentioned word was "liar," with 178 people mentioning the word. Next on the list are "dishonest" at 123 mentions and "untrustworthy" at 93 mentions. There were some positive words for Clinton mentioned frequently, including "experience" (82 mentions) and "strong" (59 mentions). The same question was asked...
  • Pollsters Despise the Electorate, Are 'Astonished' at Trump

    08/27/2015 2:56:19 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Freep | 8/27/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     "Pollsters dumbfounded by Trump". Their ostensible task is to "predict" which candidate will be nominated and win. Their hidden task, their real motive, is to jimmy the process, to influence and, if possible, actually decide who will be the next resident of the, still, most powerful chair in the world. Pollsters are so fixated on working their black magic, the one obvious factor completely escapes their notice: People crave the truth. Even the ugly truth. They crave it so much, they’re willing to be told the truth by an obnoxious bozo. No particular bozo. Any one will do. Just so the...
  • Yes, Really: 141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive

    08/27/2015 2:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Daniel Steinberg
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that voter fraud is a widespread problem and an embarrassment to the country. We need clean voter rolls and Voter ID now, and an end to this cavalier attitude towards securing our fundamental right.This morning, they circulated the following release: Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls(Alexandria, VA) – August 27 The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than...
  • Jeb, O’Reilly Unaware of Ike on Immigration? (Jeffrey Lord)

    08/27/2015 10:48:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 8/26/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    How can a serious presidential candidate and a major cable television host be so repeatedly ignorant of such a significant moment in American history? I don’t know. But I do know that both Jeb Bush and Bill O’Reilly are either attacking Donald Trump (Bush) or challenging him on air (O’Reilly) seemingly clueless of a seminal moment in American immigration history. As discussed in this space last week, that moment in history began on June 17, 1954, when, at the personal direction of President Dwight D. Eisenhower – the fabled American hero of the D-Day invasion – illegal immigrants in America...
  • The Appeal of Trump

    08/26/2015 5:40:12 AM PDT · by LS · 74 replies
    Self | 8/26/2015 | LS
    Last night I posted some of this on the thread about Trump's IA speech. I got so many requests to make this its own thread, that I enhanced and developed it a little, but I've said about the same thing for months. If you look at the latest New Hampshire poll, for example, you find that Trump is leading big---but is leading in almost every single category and subgroup: women, men, younger, older, conservative, liberal, moderate. That is truly Amazing. He's preferred by almost 40% of HISPANICS in the latest Nevada poll. In national polls, he's up 3:1 over his...
  • Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall:

    08/25/2015 4:43:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 Aug 2015
    Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall: "Building A Building That's 95 Stories Tall" More Difficult full title Univision anchor Jorge Ramos took on Donald Trump at a press conference held by the Republican presidential candidate in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday evening. The two went head to head for five minutes over birthright citizenship, how Trump would build a wall, how he would deport illegal immigrants and more. Trump fought back against Ramos and attempted to get him to acknowledge crime committed by illegal immigrants. Earlier, Ramos was ejected from the presser for stepping out of turn. Ramos asked...
  • Trump breaks new Ceiling in National GOP Poll (Leading with 40%)

    08/25/2015 11:52:09 AM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 86 replies
    One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican Presidential National Poll results conducted by Gravis Marketing. One America News Network’s latest national poll shows some amazing results for political outsider Donald Trump. The New York real estate mogul has surged 30% above his pre-debate first place poll finish of 30.8% (as reported by OAN on July 31st) soaring to a new high of 40.1%. Dr. Ben Carson, who won the GOP first debate as reported by OAN per its post-debate national poll results, has moved into second...
  • Trump Leads Lates OAN/Gravis Marketing Poll with 40%, Carson 13%

    08/25/2015 8:24:52 AM PDT · by Will88 · 13 replies
    One America News ^ | August 25, 2015 | OAN TV News
    On their morning news shows, ONA has announced that their latest ONA/Gravis Marketing presidential poll shows Trump leading with 40%, Carson second with 13%, and Bush third. The poll also showed that Trump received support from 36% of Hispanic Republicans polled, with Carson second with 17%.
  • Donald Trump may be good news for India

    08/24/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Niti Central, ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Sitaramarao Yechuri
    There have been many news stories in recent days about Donald Trump's proposed policy on H1-B visas and how that would be bad for India. Trump has advocated raising the minimum wage for H1-B visas, lowering the H1-B visa cap and generally making H1-B visas more difficult to obtain. Trump points out that his competitor Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to triple the H-1B visas and Trump contends that this would lower the average wage because the H1-B workers are willing to work harder for a lower wage because they want to get a green card. News...
  • Rep. Peter King Praises Trump: ‘He Talks Like a Real Person’

    08/24/2015 4:39:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 24 Aug 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Donald Trump got what sounded like something close to an endorsement from one prominent member of Congress on Monday: fellow New York Republican Peter King. Responding to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’ assertion that Trump’s presence in the 2016 presidential race has been a “net positive” for the party, Rep. King said he agreed that Trump is moving Republicans in the right direction. ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t agree with everything Donald Trump says, but he’s making other Republicans go off their talking points, he’s appealing to real people,” King told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon. As a New Yorker, he noted that...
  • What do FReepers think I should ask them?

    08/24/2015 10:01:21 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 52 replies
    me,myself, &I | Self
    Attending Congressman Jeff Duncan's 5th. annual Faith and Values BBQ/fund raiser this evening.Scheduled speakers include: Dr. Ben Carson, Scott Walker, and my personal favourite; Sen. Ted Cruz. I more than likely will not receive any one-on-one time with these gentlemen but if given the chance to ask any or all of these a question, I respectfully ask my much more learned FReeper colleges what best and poignant question(s) to ask?
  • Still Report #416 – The Truth About Ted Cruz

    08/23/2015 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 38 replies
    The Still Report ^ | August 23, 2015 | Bill Still
    Today's Still Report #416 The Truth about Ted Cruz
  • Harry Reid’s flashback video: ‘No sane country’ would allow anchor babies or reward illegals

    08/23/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 8/22/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    As the mainstream media and liberal talking heads slam Donald Trump as a racist for wanting to get rid of birthright citizenship, they ought to take a look in the mirror. In a speech before Congress in 1993 and uncovered by conservative website The Right Scoop, Sen. blasted the fact that illegal aliens were given “rewards” for having babies in the United States. Heck, he even used the dreaded term “illegal alien.” “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” Reid asked. “No sane country would do...
  • Communist Party Chairman: We Are The Progressive, Pro-Labor Wing Of The Democrat Party

    08/23/2015 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 22 2015 | You Tube
    Alan Colmes Talks to John Bachtell: Alan talks to National Chair of Communist Party USA John Bachtell about American politics: In 1919, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) was created in Chicago as a 5th Column by the U.S.S.R. in order to form “fighting organizations for seizing control of the state, for the overthrow of government and the establishment of the workers’ dictatorship.” With the eventual collapse of Communist Russia the CPUSA needed to form new alliances with groups also hell bent on destroying the United States from within. Luckily for them, they found the Democratic Party. During an interview with...
  • GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: ‘How Brutus Killed Caesar,’

    08/23/2015 8:41:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: ‘How Brutus Killed Caesar,’ Get Close Then ‘Shiv Him in the Ribs’ (Full title) The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down. But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing. “Just like Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca, I was misinformed,” Alex...
  • Kentucky GOP OKs Caucus; Allows Rand Paul Presidential Run (Paul's reward for endorsing McConnell)

    08/23/2015 6:51:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 8/22/15
    The Kentucky Republican Party has approved a presidential caucus allowing Rand Paul to run for president and re-election to his U.S. Senate seat at the same time without running afoul of state law. State law bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election. Paul tried without success to convince the state legislature to change the law. But a presidential caucus allows voters to vote for Paul for president on March 5 and then vote for him again for re-election to his Senate seat during the primary election on May 17. "This is a chance for someone...
  • Why The Establishment Fears Trump

    08/23/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 8/22/15 | Robert Romano
    A hint could come in a recent Rasmussen poll, which found a full 36 percent of Republicans, 33 percent of Independents and 19 percent of Democrats say they would support Trump — even if he ran third party. His threat to run as an Independent notwithstanding, that is not a bad place to start. Perhaps what the party’s establishment fears the most, then, is that either as a Republican or an Independent, Trump could actually win. And they can’t control him.
  • George Will: Guardian of The GOP “Establishment”

    08/23/2015 6:37:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    It is difficult to determine wither George Will has remained within the confines of the GOP “Establishment” for so long that he actually believes what he writes, or if he’s so steeped in conceit and self-absorption that he’s convinced he can alter reality by the sheer power of his baseless assertions. In either case, it is glaringly apparent that he and his kind have completely lost touch with the nation that surrounds them. And in the face of a Tsunami of grassroots rejection of the D.C status quo (as epitomized by the meteoric political rise of Donald Trump), they flail...
  • 2016 Presidential Election Map

    08/22/2015 7:02:41 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 23 replies
    270 To Win ^ | 08/22/2015 | unknown
    It will take 270 electoral votes to win the 2016 presidential election. Select states on this interactive map to create your own 2016 election forecast. For more info on features of the interactive 2016 electoral map, go here. If you’d like to change the past, try one of these historical interactive maps.
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • Why Trump is the New Eisenhower on Immigration (Jeffrey Lord)

    08/21/2015 6:42:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    The issue? Illegal immigration. The answer? The Republican candidate had an answer. If he were elected president, the illegals swarming into the United States from Mexico would have to go. No, the Republican candidate was not Donald Trump. The candidate in question was Dwight D. Eisenhower. And on Election Day of 1952, Ike was elected the nation’s 34th president in a landslide. On June 17, 1954, using what today would be considered a deeply politically incorrect term, “Operation Wetback” began. Eisenhower had appointed a West Point classmate and veteran of the 10st Airborn, General Joseph “Jumpin’ Joe” Swing to head...
  • Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field: Reuters poll

    08/21/2015 4:34:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party's U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday. Republican voters show no signs they are growing weary of the brash real estate mogul, who has dominated political headlines and the 17-strong Republican presidential field with his tough talk about immigration and insults directed at his political rivals. The candidates are vying to be nominated to represent their party in the November 2016 general election. Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed...
  • Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

    08/21/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies ^ | 8/21/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Dirty tricks alleged as the campaign heats up Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said. The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James O’Keefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaign’s allegations. “Project...
  • WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump Holds Massive Rally in Mobile, Alabama (Live Thread)

    08/21/2015 1:06:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,417 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/21/2015 | Mediaite TV
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a rally in Mobile, Alabama Friday night, August 21 beginning at approximately 6 p.m. ET. The Trump campaign moved the event from a smaller venue to a larger stadium to accommodate high demand for tickets. At least 30,000 people are expected to attend. Watch live stream video below, via Washington Post:
  • Kelli Ward Beats John McCain in New AZ Poll

    08/21/2015 10:43:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 60 replies ^ | 8/21/15 | Michelle Moons
    Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, challenging U.S. Senator Sen. John McCain, leads the five-term Washington insider for the first time in a new poll. Her lead stands at nine percent. Ward was the choice of 45 percent of the registered Arizona voters polled, while McCain only garnered 36 percent. 1,271 of the more than 1,400 voters polled say they intend to vote in the 2016 primary election. Approximately one fifth remained undecided at this early stage of the race. Independent polling company Gravis Marketing conducted the August 15 poll. It surveyed 844 Republican primary voters and 427 Democratic. These new...
  • GOP insiders to Trump: Enough already

    08/21/2015 9:00:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 101 replies ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    Donald Trump may have the whole Republican field talking about immigration, but early-state insiders wish he would just stop. Seven in 10 Republicans said they’ve heard more than enough about Trump’s plan, which includes a controversial call to end birthright citizenship, according to this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, activists and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Trump’s plan calls for an end to policy that guarantees citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrants. That’s one of several controversial provisions under Trump’s plan, which is particularly galling to New Hampshire...
  • Crist, Culver Contemplate Humbling Transition to the House (listen to the arrogance!)

    08/21/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 8/21/15 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    It’s not easy to transition from governor to become one of 100 senators. But former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver are contemplating something even more humbling — jumping from chief executive to become one of 435 in the House. Earlier this month, my Roll Call colleague Kyle Trygstad sat down with some of the “recovering governors,” a 10-member caucus of former chief executives serving in the Senate, to talk about the challenges of transitioning to a legislative body. “What brings us together as governors is an orientation toward results and a frustration with an institution...

    08/21/2015 7:53:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 185 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | 21 Aug 2015
  • GOP Elites Launch SICKENING Plan To Destroy Trump

    08/21/2015 3:34:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 74 replies ^ | 8/20/15 | Andrew Spalding
    It’s been almost two weeks since the first Republican debate, which Donald Trump won by a landslide, and now the GOP elite is trying to ensure that the business mogul never has the chance to participate in a debate again. The GOP establishment HATES Donald Trump because they know that they will never be able to control him. The wealthy donors of the GOP would much rather have Jeb Bush in the White House, since he comes from a political dynasty with a long history of being controlled by the GOP. Earlier this week, we reported that the GOP was...
  • Mitch McConnell is Professor Chaos

    08/20/2015 5:18:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 8/20/15 | Joe Cunningham
    I’ve long contended that if RedState had an archvillain nemesis, it would be Sen. Mitch McConnell. He is the absolute antithesis of just about everything RedState stands for, and more than once he has actively tried to squash any conservative uprising that RedState has backed. However, I am starting to feel that I was perhaps too generous in likening him to Lex Luthor or The Joker. Not sure how many of you are South Park fans, but in the sixth season’s sixth episode, Butters is fired from being the replacement for Kenny, who had died and surprisingly not come back....
  • Erick Erickson: Trump’s momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehner’s victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...
  • Trump Hotel Goes Up in Rio, but His Views Barely Raise Eyebrows in Brazil

    08/20/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | SIMON ROMERO
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa calls Donald J. Trump a “racist imbecile.” In Mexico, people are gleefully bashing Trump piñatas after his caustic remarks about Latino immigrants in the United States. In Guatemala, a liquor company is putting up posters of Mr. Trump using a term that, when translated charitably, describes him as a jackass. Then there is Brazil, where Mr. Trump’s new 171-room stamp on the Rio de Janeiro skyline has generated so little uproar that his business partner feels perfectly comfortable trumpeting his contentious stance on immigration. “I’m a Latin and I...

    08/20/2015 8:50:42 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 63 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/20/15 | WND
    And on the Democrat side, there’s surging support for a self-avowed socialist who is challenging Hillary Clinton, who thought she was the anointed candidate in 2008, only to be knocked off her pedestal by upstart Barack Obama. She considers herself anointed now, but finds her support fading quickly. So how about the gauntlet being thrown down by … Michelle Obama?
  • Ben Carson: Why This Unexpected GOP Candidate Is Breaking Away From the Pack

    08/20/2015 8:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/20/2015 | By RYAN STRUYK and KATHERINE FAULDERS
    Second place in Iowa. Top three nationally. No, it’s not Jeb Bush or Scott Walker -- it’s Ben Carson. The neurosurgeon, who has never held elected office, is emerging from middle tier as a top contender after the first Republican debate. Carson, the only black candidate in the 2016 presidential field, is polling at 12 percent in a national Fox News poll out Sunday and 14 percent in a CNN Iowa poll out last week -- good enough for second place in the GOP field behind only Donald Trump. Carson is in third place in a national CNN poll out...
  • How Google could rig the 2016 election

    08/19/2015 9:26:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 19, 2015 | By ROBERT EPSTEIN
    America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished. Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one...
  • Dear America: Don’t Listen To Bernie Sanders. Sweden’s Not All That Great.

    08/19/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/18/2015 | Alexandra Ivanov
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D) has said that socialist policies characteristic of countries like Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. As a Swede, I would strongly advise against this. The worldwide socialist movement praises the Scandinavian countries for their high living standards and welfare. Easy to do for someone who has never lived in Sweden or read a book on Swedish history. First off: The success of Sweden predates the welfare state. In reality, the economy began to fall behind in the 1960s when the state rapidly expanded. Moreover, Sweden enjoyed the highest growth in the industrialized world between...