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  • Trump campaign stopping in Macon on Monday night (Georgia)

    11/28/2015 5:35:52 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nov 24th, 2014 | Oby Brown
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is coming to Macon on Monday night. Trump is set to speak at the Macon Coliseum during a campaign rally that begins at 7:30 p.m., said Brandon Phillips, the Georgia director for the Trump campaign. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event will be free to attend -- it will cost $5 to park -- but those who want to go must have a ticket, Phillips said. You can get a ticket online at: bit.ly/1T0VAT0. The event will last about an hour, until 8:30 p.m. or so, Phillips said, "but I've seen him speak...
  • Trump: I’m steamrolling Jeb, Rubio in their home state

    11/28/2015 4:06:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is going after GOP primary rivals Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for polls showing them trailing the businessman in their home state. "We're leading in Florida against a sitting senator, right - a sitting senator," Trump said at a rally in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday. "So we are beating a sitting senator who never votes for Florida," he added. "And think of this, we're leading against an ex-governor, Bush - Bush, in favor of Common Core, can you believe you're in favor of Common Core?"
  • Fmr Congressman Endorses Trump: ‘He’s Right On Target’ About Immigration

    11/28/2015 3:51:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/2015 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Republican Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode endorsed Donald Trump for president earlier this month and The Daily Caller caught up with the ex-representative to find out why he feels the flamboyant billionaire is the best choice for the White House. "The primary reason is his good positions opposing illegal immigration and reducing legal immigration," Goode told TheDC. "Mr. Trump understands how important that is to stopping the constant flow of illegals across the border. He also wants to mandate e-verify which would help keeping illegals from getting U.S. jobs." While in Congress, Goode was a strong proponent of border security...
  • Donald Trump Brings Signature Bravado, and a Sort-Of Apology, to Florida

    11/28/2015 3:46:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | November 28, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-11-28/donald-trump-weathers-controversies-at-boisterous-florida-rally
  • WATCH: Cruz ad deploys Rep. Bridenstine against Rubio

    11/28/2015 3:28:59 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | Curt Mills
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Ted Cruz is ready to be our Commander in Chief (Video) One of Ted Cruz's fiercest congressional supporters, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., stars in a new ad rebuffing some of Sen. Marco Rubio's critiques of Cruz on foreign policy. The ad implores voters to "Trust Ted." "As a Navy pilot, I flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan," Bridenstine tells viewers. "I just watched a despicable ad from one of Marco Rubio's campaign supporters suggesting that Ted Cruz is weak on security." "I have watched Ted Cruz boldly stand against President Obama's appeasement of those who threaten...
  • Patrick Smyth: Republicans still waiting for mainstream candidate to depose Trump

    11/28/2015 3:12:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | Patrick Smyth
    Most analysts still insist that Trump’s lead in the Republican field will pass as the race gets more serious. But he has undoubtedly transformed the nature of the election debate. Stephen Colbert, host of the US’s Late Show, a mix of chat and satire, the other night warned his audience that Donald Trump might actually win the presidency. He got them to intone together as practice: “President Trump, President Trump . . . ” He’s not alone. Conservative and liberal columnists such as Ann Coulter and Leslie Savan have argued recently that, in the wake of Paris, Trump’s brand of...
  • Again: Trump protester booted by raucous crowd in Fla.

    11/28/2015 2:42:57 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-28-2015 | Curt Mills
    November 28, 2015 Again: Trump protester booted by raucous crowd in Fla. by Curt Mills A rally held by Donald Trump was again interrupted by a protester Saturday. A loud demonstrator was shouted down by the crowd and ejected from the crowd, while the Republican presidential front-runner attempted to step in and control the situation. "Now, be nice, be nice, be nice," Trump implored a Sarasota, Fla., crowd, attempting to calm his supporters. "Be nice to the person." "Don't hurt the person, don't hurt the person," Trump continued. "Don't be rude." The situation then re-escalated, however. Trump stood on stage,...
  • Trump to stump at Prince William Fairgrounds (Wednesday, Northern Virginia)

    11/28/2015 2:28:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Inside NOVA ^ | November 28, 2015
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will hold a rally in Manassas Wednesday night. The real-estate-mogul-turned-politician will bring his “Make America Great Again” fervor to the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Trump is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m., but organizers are urging attendees to arrive early to “ensure access.” Gates will open at 5 p.m. Trump continues to poll ahead his fellow Republican contenders even as his remarks on the campaign trail grow increasingly controversial....
  • Immigration Advocates Now Shifting Focus to Citizenship

    11/28/2015 1:27:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Who could possibly be surprised by this? With anti-immigrant sentiment soaring among Republican presidential candidates, and immigration reform stalled in Congress and the courts, New York advocacy groups, with the support of the Obama administration, are redoubling their efforts in one area they can control: citizenship. They are pushing to convert as many of the country's 8.8 million green card holders as possible into naturalized Americans. The influence of the Latino voting bloc has added impetus to the drive. According to Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm, 80 percent of naturalized Latino citizens voted for...
  • Give Thanks for Ted Cruz

    11/28/2015 1:51:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Texas Tribune's Burka Blog ^ | November 25, 2015 | Erica Grieder
    America’s short-term Trump problem will end in Iowa. As I wrote yesterday, I think America is facing a two-fold Trump problem. The proximate problem is that Donald Trump has been the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination since this summer, and the durability of his support suggests that he could in fact be the party’s nominee. The underlying problem is that America has a two-party political system, and one of the parties is receptive to a candidate such as Trump. I don’t have a solution to the latter problem. But the former problem, the proximate Trump problem, is going to...
  • Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they...

    11/28/2015 1:34:42 PM PST · by Isara · 16 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/28/15
    Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they joined forces to provide amnesty without border security Cruz Campaign Releases Web Video That Tells the Truth About Ted Cruz's National Security RecordHOUSTON, Texas - Cruz for President today released an online video featuring Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (and current Major in the Oklahoma Air National Guard) who shares the truth about Ted Cruz's record of defending America’s national security and points out that Marco Rubio's Gang of Eight bill would have weakened border security and given President Obama authority to expand admission...
  • Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state

    11/28/2015 1:31:28 PM PST · by McGruff · 34 replies
    AP ^ | November 28, 2015 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida. Speaking before thousands who jammed into the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Trump said he's "killing everybody" in polls nationally and in early voting states
  • TRUMP: Historians will blame 'Barack Hussein Obama' for any government shutdowns

    11/28/2015 1:12:30 PM PST · by springwater13 · 32 replies
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump argued Saturday that Republicans should have threatened to close the government during recent budget negotiations with President Barack Obama. "They're horrible poker players. Horrible," the Republican presidential front-runner lamented. Trump said John Boehner, the former House speaker, had forfeited his leverage by not drawing a harder line with Obama. "I like Boehner as a person. He's a nice guy. But ... I heard Boehner before he left say there's no way we're going to close up government," Trump said, speaking at a packed campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida. "That means the other side just won," he...
  • SOLD OUT=> Lines Form FIVE BLOCKS LONG to See Donald Trump in Sarasota (Photos)

    Gateway Pundit reporter Kristinn Taylor is standing in line outside the event. Kristinn says one line is three blocks long and the other line to the arena is five blocks long.
  • Karl Rove Opens His Rolodex for Ben Carson

    11/28/2015 11:29:14 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    From Kevin Cirilli and Ben Brody writing at Bloomberg Politics: Republican strategist Karl Rove helped set up a meeting between top fundraisers for Ben Carson and casino mogul Steve Wynn. Rove confirmed to Bloomberg Politics that he acted as the go-between for the Carson camp and Wynn, a sometimes business competitor of Donald Trump, the rival Carson has been batting all fall for the Republican nomination. “I introduced them but I don’t know anything further about that,” said Rove, who added that he did not attend the meeting.
  • USAF General Chuck Yeager endorses Donald J. Trump

    11/28/2015 9:34:01 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Gary Forbes ^ | 11/5/2015 | Chuck Yeager
    Donald Trump's entire life has been made up of success and winning. He's a fighter that clearly loves America and would fight for our nation. Earlier I quoted Trump saying "I love America. And when you love something, you pro- tect it passionately--fiercely, even." We never hear that from Democrats or even from most Republicans. Donald Trump is saying things that desperately need to be said but no other candidate has shown the fortitude to stand up and say them. The criticisms of Trump are amazingly missing something. They are lacking in negative stories from those who work for him...
  • Karl Rove connects Carson to big donors

    11/28/2015 8:21:45 AM PST · by springwater13 · 29 replies
    Republican strategist Karl Rove arranged a meeting between fundraisers for GOP candidate Ben Carson and casino tycoon Steve Wynn, Bloomberg reports. Wynn is a sometimes-business competitor of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, whose campaign is viewing the meeting as an attempt by the GOP establishment to help Carson topple his chief rival in the primary race. "Karl Rove is at the center of the GOP establishment — fearful of what real leadership in Washington D.C. will accomplish," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Bloomberg in a statement. "Mr. Trump continues to expose the all-talk, no action politicians propped up their dark...
  • Why Ted Cruz is the Right Guy at the Right Time

    11/28/2015 8:14:23 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 46 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 11/12/2015 | Sonya Sasser
    There's no doubt that we have an incredibly impressive group of GOP candidates competing for the 2016 presidential nomination. Several of the candidates bring their strong executive experience to the table while others are flexing their savvy business credentials. Of course, we certainly can't forget about the brilliant brain surgeon who separated Siamese twins. This may be the MOST dynamic and talented group of Republican candidates in modern history (while the Democrats only have to offer voters an unabashed Socialist, and a corrupt elitist who is under criminal investigation). Yet, many believe the most underestimated candidate in the GOP field...
  • Down 12 Points, Trump Has Biggest Poll-to-Poll Decline in Months

    11/28/2015 7:43:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Is Trump-mentum finally slowing down? While this is only one poll and the GOP establishment is still in panic mode over Trump's continued lead, a Reuters/Ipsos survey released Friday shows the GOP frontrunner lost 12 points in less than a week, "his largest single poll-to-poll drop since he took the primary lead in July," The Hill reports. The rolling poll, which was conducted from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27, still has the real estate mogul at the top, finding favor among 31 percent of Republicans. However, support for Trump is down from a peak of 43 percent, which was registered...
  • Cruz campaign puts family out front

    11/28/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by Isara · 128 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    In the Texas senator's bid for the White House, his father and wife are the tip of the spear. To one degree or another, every candidate running for president has enlisted their family in their effort. But none have gone so far as Ted Cruz, whose surging campaign has placed his wife Heidi and father Rafael at the tip of the spear, leading fundraising and organizing efforts as if they were paid staffers.Neither has a formal title, but as the Texas senator continues to roll out endorsements and assemble a growing network of supporters in the early states and across...
  • Ben Carson travels to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees

    11/28/2015 6:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/28/2015 | By Tal Kopan
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees Friday, according to his campaign. "Dr Carson and a small group are in Jordan," a campaign aide said. "There was no intention to make this a press event. He is there fact finding, listening, learning and meeting." The goal of the surprise trip is to better understand the refugee crisis stemming from Syria's brutal civil war, his campaign told The New York Times, which was first to report the news -- and the trip comes as he struggles in the race with a renewed focus on foreign...
  • Donald Trump taps into deep Republican anger at government

    11/28/2015 6:57:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    CNN via donaldjtrump.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Stephen Collinson and Tal Kopan
    A sustained outburst of anger and deep disdain for government that has shaped the Republican race for president and confounded the pundits is not going away. The spirit of insurrection that has powered outsider candidates like Donald Trump to the head of the polls is threatening to close an already narrowing lane for more traditional candidates in the frenzied run-up to the first early voting contests early next year. A Pew Research Center poll published Monday showed that the deepest suspicion of government, though also elevated among the broader electorate, remains in the Republican Party. The intensity of that sentiment...
  • What Trump Supporters Think About Race and Religion

    11/28/2015 6:09:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/28/2015 | by PERRY BACON JR.
    Donald Trump, as many people on the left and even some on the right agree, is undoubtedly and intentionally making controversial remarks on cultural, racial and religious issues. But what's emerged as the more complicated question is whether Trump's supporters agree with all of his remarks. Are at least some of Trump's backers, as many liberals argue, racist or intolerant? In interviews, Trump supporters often say they like the mogul's blunt approach, that he "tells it like it is," without always detailing what "it is" that Trump is explaining so clearly. In some ways, the Trump question is an extension...
  • A Bunch Of People Were Shocked At Thanksgiving To Find Out Their Family Supports Donald Trump

    11/28/2015 2:41:53 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A bunch of people were shocked to find out over Thanksgiving dinner that members of their family support Donald Trump for president. My family likes trump. What. — Hailey Nicole (@903hailey) November 27, 2015 I just found out my entire family is voting for trump omfg — Tana Evans (@tanaevans) November 27, 2015 I just found out 3/5 of my family is voting for Donald Trump… — Gracen Bivens (@GracenBivens) November 26, 2015 I have family trying to convince me to vote for Trump, Happy Thanksgiving — Emily Adams♓️ (@Emily_E_Adams) November 27, 2015 Found out my sister in law is...
  • DOCUMENT LEAK: VA GOP Establishment’s "Loyalty Oath" Scheme to Suppress Insurgents Trump & Cruz

    11/27/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Last Refuge blog (also known as The Conservative Treehouse) has done yeoman's work exposing the GOP establishment's plot to jam Jeb Bush down the collective throats of the electorate. Despite Bush's single-digit poll numbers, the GOPe remains fixated on a Bush candidacy (and, by extension, a Hillary presidency, since Bush has zero chance of winning a general election). Most recently, Virginia's old guard has proffered a laughably obvious ploy to deter independent, Tea Party, Reagan Democrat, and Constitutional Conservatives who have abandoned the Republican establishment from voting in the GOP primary....
  • Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump

    Donald J. Trump at a rally Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina.Credit Randall Hill/Reuters 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 Rise of Cruz in Iowa Explained

    11/27/2015 10:34:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Virginia Right ^ | November 25, 2015 | Steven Brodie Tucker
    In the most recent Quinnipiac Iowa poll, Senator Ted Cruz surprised analysts by coming in second to Donald Trump with 23% of likely caucus goers support. The ascendancy of Cruz in Iowa can be contributed to two primary factors. First, that Rubio and Carson supporters are not securely in the tent for those candidates. Secondly, the terror attacks in Paris and the return of foreign policy to the forefront of the campaign. Ted Cruz, having refused to attack his fellow candidates, has not angered those who currently have different favorites, nor has he done anything to hurt anyone’s favorite candidate...
  • Ben Carson Bounces Back in Thanksgiving Poll [Trump 31% Carson 15% Cruz/Rubio 8% Reuters/Ipsos]

    11/27/2015 10:24:45 PM PST · by GonzoII · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Mike Flynn
    The latest Reuters tracking poll shows neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumping back into 2nd place in the race for the GOP nomination. Carson had lost ground in the days immediately following the terrorist attacks in Paris. Just two days ago, Carson was in 4th place with 9.8 percent, behind Donald Trump and Sens. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).The latest tracking poll, covering November 22-27, finds Donald Trump first with 31 percent, followed by Carson with 14.9 percent. Sens. Rubio and Cruz are tied with 8.4 percent each. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is 5th, with 6.5 percent.According...
  • Iowa Q-Poll: Trump Still Out Front With 25%, Kasich at Low, Lonely 1% [Cruz 23% Carson 18%]

    11/27/2015 10:11:08 PM PST · by GonzoII · 59 replies
    plunderbund.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | John Michael Spinelli
    “If the Republican caucus were being held today, and the candidates were Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump, who would you support?”For participants in Iowa who were asked this question in a new Quinnipiac Poll, 25 percent of likely GOP caucus voters picked Donald J. Trump.Kasich Part Of Wrong 1% TexasSen. Ted Cruz, who's been on the rise of late, follows close behind The Donald at 23 percent, double his support from four weeks ago, the Q-Poll...
  • What holiday? The campaigns crank back up, Trump and Cruz lead the way

    11/27/2015 7:55:53 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Hubbub resumes. Thanksgiving is already in the rearview mirror for many presidential hopefuls meandering back on the campaign trail following their respective family feasts. Things get particularly busy by Sunday, when the candidates will go scrambling, willy-nilly, for voter attention in battleground states. But that's next week. For now, Republican hopeful Donald Trump has the most high-profile event this weekend. He will be staging a jumbo rally at a big arena in Sarasota, Florida, followed by another on Monday at a Georgia coliseum, followed by yet another Tuesday at a New Hampshire athletic club, followed by still one more on...
  • Art Laffer: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Best Tax Plans

    11/27/2015 7:22:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/27/2015 | FuzzyZippers
    Art Laffer, famed member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, has co-authored, with Stephen Moore, an article for Investor’s Business Daily in which they assert that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have the “best” tax proposals.
  • Washington Post and New York Times: Ted Cruz is the next Barry Goldwater

    11/27/2015 4:24:41 PM PST · by Isara · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | November 27th, 2015 | slheis
    It is no coincidence that with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recent rise in the polls come attempts to downplay or diminish him as a viable GOP candidate.Two recent columns, one each from the Washington Post and NY Times, attempt to do just that. A column on November 24th by obscure Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman titled “Sen. Ted Cruz could actually be the Republican nominee for President” is especially derogatory in nature. Although conceding Cruz’s rise in the polls and the momentum he currently has, Waldman makes the following statement: “But from one angle - probably yours if you're a...
  • Political Prediction Market: Cruz edges ahead of Trump

    11/27/2015 12:58:24 PM PST · by FourPeas · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Sophie Tatum
    (CNN)Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner in opinion polls, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a surge on CNN's Political Prediction Market, and is now seen by players as more likely than the billionaire businessman to be the Republican nominee. Cruz's odds -- which stand at 21% -- are greater than Trump's 20% odds for the first time, according to the Political Prediction Market, a live, online game, conducted by the company Pivit for CNN. It uses polling data and input from its 25,000 users to predict outcomes. Movement on the Political Prediction Market has clearly been affected...
  • Dilbert Creator: Trump ‘Invulnerable’ If Beats Disability Flap

    11/27/2015 12:51:00 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    Dilbert creator Scott Adams said Friday afternoon that if Donald Trump survives the ongoing controversy about whether he made fun of New York Times reporter's disability, he will be a lock to win the presidency. "If he survives this one, he's invulnerable," Adams said. Adams took to Periscope on Friday afternoon to promote his new book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, and answered questions from fans. Recently, Adams has written about his conviction that Donald Trump will win the presidency, based on his use of sophisticated techniques of...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • How Donald Trump Courted the Right Wing Fringe

    11/27/2015 11:45:44 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    PoliticalWire.com ^ | 11/27/2015 | Taegan Goddard
    McKay Coppins: “Trump’s dominance in this year’s presidential primary race has often been described as a mysterious natural phenomenon: the Donald riding a wild, unpredictable tsunami of conservative populist anger that just now happens to be crashing down on the Republican establishment. But in fact, Trump spent years methodically building and buying support for himself in a vast, right-wing counter-establishment — one that exists entirely outside the old party infrastructure and is quickly becoming just as powerful.” “These forces have asserted themselves repeatedly in the fight over the future of the Republican Party. But Trump came to understand their power...
  • Republican Trump drops 12 percentage points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos [Trump 30%, Carson 2nd with 11%]

    11/27/2015 1:23:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 229 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/2015 | BY ALANA WISE
    U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22. The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds...
  • Ted Cruz Is Exactly Right on Climate Change

    11/27/2015 11:03:25 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2015 | James Delingpole
    A progressive climate alarmist website has an invaluable voting guide for the presidential election:just pick the candidates it rates least highly – and you’re surely backing a winner. It purports to judge them on the extent of their knowledge of climate change.Hillary Clinton comes right at the top with a score of 90 percent.
  • Streisand: Trump Presidency ‘Terrifyingly Scary’

    11/27/2015 10:50:22 AM PST · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, singer-actress Barbra Streisand weighed in on the possibility of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both the front-runners in their respective political parties, facing off in next year’s presidential election. Streisand told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl that she was supporting Clinton and described a Trump presidency as “terrifyingly scary.” Exchange as follows:
  • The Imaginary Fascist Menace Of Donald Trump

    11/27/2015 10:47:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/2015 | Scott Greer
    Fears of terrorism are at an all-time high and debate is continue to rage over whether it’s right for the United States to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees.A new Reuters/Ipsos studyrevealed more than 50 percent of Americans “don’t identify with what America has become” and feel like strangers in their own land.Meanwhile, our chattering class is all aflutter about a dangerous ideological threat to our way of life.Is it radical Islam? Not a chance — it’s “creeping fascism.” In particular, the alleged fascist tendencies of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.New York magazine asked if The Donald is a fascist. Slate...
  • Donald Trump’s various rude and offensive comments haven’t hurt him at all

    11/27/2015 10:43:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump hadn't said 300 words during his announcement speech before he called Mexican immigrants rapists. Even before that, he'd already made fun of his sweaty opponents and President Obama. But by word 300, he'd already made the comment that prompted a backlash from Univision — a backlash that drew new attention to his hard-line stance on immigration and, by extension, moved him into first place in the polls. Trump mocked Vietnam veteran John McCain's war record. He made a comment about Fox News's Megyn Kelly that was widely interpreted as referring to her menstruation. He retweeted a joke about...
  • BLOOMBERG: Ted Cruz 'says some of the stupidest things I've ever heard' ("Climate Change")

    11/27/2015 9:34:42 AM PST · by Isara · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    ...Michael Bloomberg...trashed two top-tier Republican presidential candidates in a CNN interview airing Friday.After dismissing "right-wing crazies" who reject mainstream climate science, Bloomberg was asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour what he made of the GOP field...."There's one of them who was a surgeon, unfortunately at Johns Hopkins, who doesn't believe in science," Bloomberg said. "Somebody said that's like a business executive that doesn't believe in profits."Bloomberg then said that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had said some of the "stupidest" things about climate change despite his intellect. He noted that Cruz's intelligence had been praised by Alan Dershowitz, a prominent US...
  • Van Jones accuses Donald Trump of acting “Un-American”

    11/27/2015 8:36:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 59 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/27/15 | Doug Book
    According to Van Jones, Donald Trump acted in an “Un-American” way when he claimed to have seen thousands of New Jersey Muslims on television, celebrating the 9/11 terror attacks. “This is just terrible. You have a presidential candidate who is deliberately stoking fear and smearing a whole population of people,” said Jones. “Somebody’s gonna go hurt some Muslim as a result of this kind of hatred.” For those who don’t remember, Van Jones is the dedicated Communist appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 as a special advisor for Green Jobs. Jones “…was the leader and founder of a radical group,...
  • Trump demands Times apologize over disabled reporter claim

    11/27/2015 7:58:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/15 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is demanding an apology from The New York Times, after denying that he mocked the physical disability of one of its reporters. "Donald J. Trump today demanded an apology from the failing New York Times which accused him (during a major speech before 10,000 people in Myrtle Beach, SC) of mocking a reporter's physical disability when in fact, Mr. Trump does not know anything about the reporter or anything about what the reporter looks like," the Trump campaign said in a statement on Thursday. Trump had cited a 2001 article by Times reporter Serge Kovaleski...
  • Is Ted Cruz The New Richard Nixon?

    11/27/2015 7:56:40 AM PST · by Isara · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    I have a column up at RollCall today suggesting that the GOP should root for a Ted Cruz vs. Marco Rubio clash. Cruz, skilled at channeling indignation, is a better choice than Trump—if the “populist” lane wants a candidate who can beat Hillary. Likewise, Rubio, who can communicate compassion and optimism, would stand a much better chance in the so-called “establishment” lane than Jeb Bush.But aside from the fact that Cruz has a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, I’m constantly hearing from Republicans who believe he is more cunning and “flexible” than he is an ideologue....
  • GOP epiphany: Trump's here to stay

    11/27/2015 7:55:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    lowly but surely, some of the very same pundits and political operatives who swore a couple months ago Donald Trump was running a losing race are now reaching a realization: hey, he's not disappearing, and in fact, could actually win. "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a former aide to Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. "Months ago, we all discounted Trump as a candidate." *snip* "The media has twisted and turned through a number of different positions where they tried to explain that it was just a fad--the summer of Trump,"...
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 91 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • Trump VS the "Establishment"-He's Got'em Right Where He Wants'em-Stammering, Stuttering and Lost

    11/27/2015 7:09:12 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 11-26-2015 | sundancem
    Trump VS the "Establishment" - He's Got 'em Right Where He Want's 'em - Stammering, Stuttering and Lost Posted on November 26, 2015 by sundance The Washington Post writes about how the traditional influenciers of all things republican are choosing to back away from prior plans to attack Donald Trump. … […] The political network backed by the billionaire Koch brothers has no plans to take on Trump. American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by strategist Karl Rove, is steering clear and fixated on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton instead. Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush, is not...
  • Trump to campaign in Sarasota (Saturday)

    11/27/2015 6:55:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NBC 2 ^ | 11/27/15 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate front-runner Donald Trump returns to Florida for a campaign rally on Saturday.</p> <p>Trump's rally will be held at the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, beginning at noon. He last visited Florida last month when he made stops before large crowds in Miami and Jacksonville.</p>
  • GOP Establishment's Plan A to Take Down Trump: Wait. There Is No Plan B

    11/27/2015 6:13:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Washington Post has a fascinating article up about the Republican Party's establishment plans to take down Donald Trump. In short? There is no plan. Well, perhaps that's not entirely fair. Plan A is to wait for the Trump campaign to implode. This view is put into words by Frank VanderSloot, chief executive of a large nutritional-supplement company and a backer of Senator Marco Rubio: "It’s just going to take a little time for people to take a step back and look at his track record, see who he is and how he’s changed his positions and how unprepared he...