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  • Trump Stuns Critics By Raising $11 MILLION DOLLARS In Just 48 Hours.

    06/23/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 106 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 25, 2016 | DC Whispers
    The Mainstream Media and spineless Republican critics were out in force earlier this week bemoaning Donald Trump’s lack of a political fundraising operation. Team Trump shrugged off the criticism and then proceeded to initiate a fundraising effort that saw a groundswell of support from backers both great and small who quickly amassed a remarkable $11 million dollars into the coffers of Team Trump and the RNC. Much to the chagrin of the Clinton Machine and Trump’s critics, it doesn’t appear the New York billionaire will have any trouble raising campaign cash. The astonishing 48-hour $11 million mark was reported on...
  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • The GOP Establishment Has Learned Nothing From Its Failure

    05/19/2016 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    You would think that after the complete repudiation of the mainstream GOP establishment by its own voters that it might do some soul-searching. You would think that it might ask itself what it did wrong to facilitate the rise of Donald Trump. And you might also believe in unicorns. No, instead of learning the lessons from 2016 that might help it avoid pain in the future, the establishment has chosen to learn different lessons, lessons that – shockingly – reinforce the same pre-existing notions that got us into this mess in the first place. Who in the Republican establishment has...
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

    05/15/2016 9:00:07 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 49 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 14 at 12:36 PM | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia — is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House. Those involved concede that an independent campaign at this late stage is probably futile, and they think they have only a couple of weeks to launch a credible bid. But these Republicans — including commentators William Kristol and Erick Erickson and strategists Mike Murphy, Stuart Stevens and Rick Wilson — are so repulsed by the prospect of Trump...
  • Here's our real establishment problem

    05/11/2016 5:49:02 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    Conservative Jobs dot com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Morton Blackwell
    Job Listing Results 264 results Showing Results 1 to 20 of 69 District of Columbus Showing Results 1 to 20 of 105 Virginia
  • Donald Trump, Bill Whittle and Republican Principles

    05/11/2016 2:10:31 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Miller
    In 2012, after Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, Bill Whittle delivered an address on Republican principles. The Timid Republican Party has substantially ignored those principles and is not guided by them. Party candidates nevertheless continue to mouth them at election time. Perhaps they understand what the voters want and recite their fealty to get their votes. Once safely in office, they revert to ignoring those same principles.During the current Republican nomination process, the Establishment has chastised Donald Trump for not being a "real" Republican and not adhering to Republican principles -- the principles which they themselves ignore, by which he...
  • The “Trump Effect” – Fox News Joins Macy’s On The Losing End of Anti-Trump Efforts…

    05/01/2016 12:04:14 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 60 replies
    the conservative treehouse ^ | 05/01/2016 | sundance
    "Fox News can’t say they were not warned this would be an outcome of their insufferable decision to continue promoting a media narrative in opposition to Donald Trump. The same thing happened to Macys Department Store after they dropped Trump."
  • Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win"

    04/25/2016 5:54:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 129 replies
    Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win" http://cnn.it/1pzz0Ig
  • Donald Trump Wins More Than 2 Million More Votes Than Mitt Romney in 2012 in States Voting So Far

    04/25/2016 11:35:12 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/25/2016 | Matthew Boyle and Andy Badolato
    "Data compiled since the New York GOP primary shows that billionaire Donald Trump’s popular vote total in 2016 in states that have voted so far significantly exceeds the vote totals that Mitt Romney, the 2012 nominee, had in those states in total."
  • WANTED DESPERATELY: NOTA

    04/24/2016 7:44:23 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 17 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | April 24, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    Ask a hundred U.S. citizens what the country needs more than anything and you’re likely to get a hundred answers. An end to poverty, an end to racism, an end to terrorism, free college, an end to liberals, an end to conservatives, an end to climate change, a balanced budget, and on and on. Most responses would be likely be well-meaning, pie-in-the-sky fantasies with little forethought as nearly all of us are inclined to do now and again. Including me. I know it’s hard to believe that the Artful Dilettante himself engages in such flights of fancy, with outcomes devoid...
  • Why didn't Rubio and Carson hang in there after they were mathematically eliminated?

    04/22/2016 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    Well, for one thing, it would be counterproductive. With three, four or five candidates drawing delegates, it simply prevents anyone from getting to 1237 and ensures that the GOPe gets to install one of their own establishment guys at the convention. The malleable "rules" are designed to to preserve, protect and defend the establishment ruling class. Nothing more. Cruz knows this. He has betrayed the grassroots.
  • Bombastic and Outrageous Before the Age of Trump

    04/22/2016 11:32:27 AM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 5 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 4/22/2016 | Mainstreeter
    Only Donald Trump could cause two words, bombastic and outrageous(ness), to become the go to words in the 2016 presidential race. Only Trump could enable these words to become overnight rock stars in daily American political commentary.
  • Ted Cruz Seeks to Mend Fences with Republican Elites

    04/20/2016 2:48:51 PM PDT · by bushwon · 65 replies
    Time ^ | 04/20/2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Ted Cruz has made few friends among Republicans in Washington during his nearly four years in the Senate, but his message to GOP elite as he looks to build support to the party’s presidential nominee is that he would bring more Republicans along with him. In a private meeting with members of the Republican National Committee, the Cruz campaign’s high command, including campaign manager Jeff Roe, strategist David Polyansky, and delegate-hunters Ken Cuccinelli and Saul Anuzis, made the case for Cruz as the party’s stronger choice for the general election and argued he’d help down-ballot GOP races. Mathematically eliminated from...
  • Republicanism in action - Convention Report GA 5th

    04/16/2016 5:29:42 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    4-16-16 | Bob Schmidt
    I attended the GA 5th District Convention. About 50 people, the largest attendance they have ever had. As they have done in past presidential years, a nominating committee had prepared a slate of 3 delegates and 3 alternates. At least 4 others had emailed me that they also were running. The chair, parliamentarian, secretary and credentials chair on the platform were all on the slate As with 2012, the slate was rejected as a slate. There were nominations from the floor going head-to-head a slated individual vs those not slated. The chair and parliamentarian declared that it would require a...
  • Establishment Giving Up? Top Republicans to Skip Convention

    04/12/2016 6:34:47 PM PDT · by writer33 · 16 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/12/16 | CR Wire/Phil Silver
    Several top Republicans are planning to skip the party's national convention in July in fear a chaotic convention will damage the party, according to a CNN report. Apparently many House and Senate Republicans think it smarter to spend time with voters in their home-states than to be associated with the drama of the presidential nomination. An anonymous top GOP party leader even told CNN that he and others have advised rank-and-file members to avoid the convention and instead hold events in their home districts during that time.
  • America’s Greatest Enemy – The Establishment

    04/12/2016 12:26:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The United States in 2016 has a myriad of enemies: ISIS, the Taliban, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China. While these countries, terrorist groups and paramilitary forces pose varied threats to the nation, there is an enemy which is much more insidious and which is destroying America every day. It is an enemy within, supported by foreign entities that benefit from our demise. It is the Establishment. It is the single greatest threat to the life, liberty and happiness of the American people since the British Empire in 1776. The Establishment in 2016 has many of the vile traits of...
  • Washington wonders: What is Paul Ryan up to?

    04/12/2016 9:14:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2016 | Bob Cosak and Ian Swanson
    What's Paul Ryan up to? It’s a question many political insiders are asking amid a concerted public relations push by the new Speaker that has the markings of an unofficial presidential campaign. Against a backdrop of American flags, Ryan (R-Wis.) delivered a high-profile speech last month about the need for party unity that was interpreted as a head-on attack on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. He followed up with a video that some, including the Drudge Report, viewed as a campaign ad. Ryan’s office pushed back quickly on that suggestion, but Drudge is far from alone in wondering if Ryan...
  • ‘Hanging over us’: Homeowners face uncertainty as I-395 plan ramps up

    04/10/2016 11:03:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | April 10, 2016 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    BREWER, Maine — When Ken and Jo-Ann Arbo moved into their home in Eddington 22 years ago, they thought they found the perfect place to live.“I hunt right there. I fish out there. I snowmobile out there,” Ken Arbo said of the woods and fields near the couple’s home. “That is why we moved out there.”Now the Arbos face the real possibility of moving again.Their Lambert Road home is within the path of the controversial I-395/Route 9 connector, a proposed two-lane road from Brewer to Eddington meant to ease heavy truck traffic and improve safety on nearby routes 46 and...
  • (Vanity) The Republican Party Says Your Vote No Longer Counts

    04/09/2016 9:00:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 157 replies
    April 9, 2016
    The Republican party is not winnning friends or influencing people by saying to the Republican voters in 2016 your vote no long counts.  Think about it!  The popular vote has always been honored by the Delegates unless it was very, very close like in 1952.  We have a public election.  We have all this money being spent.  We have false advertising that say things like, “go vote”, “one man one vote”, “one woman one vote”, “every vote counts”, “you decide 2008”, “you decide 2012” and “you decide 2016”. Now because the Establishment candidates have lost in the Republican Primary....  They...
  • Number D-1237 not “Bingo!” for Cruz or Trump

    04/06/2016 12:30:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 50 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Judi McLeod
    Rather than fighting each other all the way to the convention, Cruz and Trump should switch tracks and face the Establishment off as an unbeatable presidential ticket The gloating over Senator Ted Cruz’s Wisconsin win does nothing much more than throw up a wall of false hope, convincing supporters that a Cruz presidency is already in the bag. Wisconsin notwithstanding, Cruz is still a long way from the presidency and so is business mogul Donald Trump. It’s not over until the fat lady sings and unfortunately in this case the fat lady is covertly warbling “Open Convention”. On the day...
  • Why the Establishment Hates Trump

    04/05/2016 8:04:48 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 25 replies
    wn.com ^ | 04/05/2016 | John McMurtry
    "On the face of it, Trump is Reagan on steroids. His towering size, his nativist US supremacism, his down-home talk, and his reality-show confidence make him ideal for the role of bullying and big lies from the oval office. He is America come to meet itself in larger-than-life image to rejuvenate it as its pride slips away in third-world conditions and a multi-polar world."
  • Donald Trump: ‘They Want to Knock Out the Outsider, They want to Keep Their Little Party Going…”

    04/02/2016 11:34:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    GP ^ | 04/03/16 | Jim Hoft
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump held rallies today in Racine, Wausau and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. During his Eau Claire speech Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican party apparatus, “Soon they will say Trump will be the future of the Republican Party… They want to knock out the outside. They want to keep their little party going…”https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5436&v=Ofp0vWhaWng  
  • Insiders: Ted Cruz will capture Wisconsin - Democrats expect a Bernie Sanders victory.

    04/01/2016 3:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 194 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 1, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    Ted Cruz will deal Donald Trump an emphatic defeat in Wisconsin next week. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus – a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 10 key battleground states. Nearly nine-in-10 Republicans in those states chose Cruz as the likely winner of next Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary. Among Democrats, Caucus members by a nearly two-to-one margin predicted Bernie Sanders would defeat Hillary Clinton. In the Republican race, insiders said Cruz has surged ahead of Trump in Wisconsin thanks to GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement and an electorate that isn’t as favorable to Trump as those in other...
  • Ted Cruz, The "DARLING" Of The GOP Establishhment. (Vanity)

    04/01/2016 5:09:10 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 63 replies
    Ted Cruz is now totally owned and controlled by the GOP Establishment, which will now use him to gain their urgent need to obtain the Republican nominee for POTUS...which, under no circumstances will ever be Ted Cruz. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, John McCain, Lindsy Graham, Jeb Bush, Glenn Beck, Mike Lee, Carly Fiorina, and probably, as of later today, Rand Paul, now control one time "OUTSIDER" Ted Cruz. Of course both Ted Cruz and his wife were never outsiders....they are "Bushises, from head to toe. Ted Cruz is hated and repulsive to all of these GOP (E) folks, and they...
  • (BREAKING: Trump meeting with RNC) Trump huddles with RNC in Washington

    03/31/2016 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 303 replies
    politico ^ | 3-31-2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    I could not find an online source for this, but it was just announced on Fox News. Trump is meeting with the Republican National Committee. The topic is unknown.
  • Classic Movie Line #50 (A Member of the Establishment admits his true feelings)

    03/29/2016 5:05:19 PM PDT · by WMarshal · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Uploaded on August 8, 20081981 | Mel Brooks
    They stink on ice!
  • Ryan moves stir White House talk

    03/28/2016 10:32:50 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | SCOTT WONG
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) could be in prime position to run for president in 2020 if Donald Trump leads the GOP to a monumental collapse in November. With his youth and sunny, Reaganesque message, Ryan could be a formidable White House candidate in four years’ time, when the Republican Party may be searching for a safer standard-bearer after the roller coaster ride of 2016.
  • Bill Kristol: I Hope a Third Party Candidate Comes Forward

    03/25/2016 6:20:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 25, 2016 | by Bill Hoffman
    Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, tells Newsmax TV he hopes a third-party candidate will emerge if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are anointed the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. "I just don't think [Trump] has the character or temperament to be president of the United States ... [and] we're certainly not going to vote for Hillary," Kristol said Friday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime." "There are a lot of fine Republicans and conservatives in the country, some of them are retired generals, some of them are businessmen, some of them are civic leaders, some of...
  • WHOA! RNC Changes Rule To Stop Trump From 1,237 Delegates…All Are Eligible

    03/25/2016 4:58:58 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 242 replies
    Republicans have assumed this entire elections season that a candidate must have won at least 8 state primaries or caucuses to be eligible for the GOP nomination, but apparently that is not the case and apparently a rule change hasn’t technically occurred, but that’s not the way it seems. Even Ted Cruz said just last night that John Kasich wasn’t eligible because he hadn’t won enough states, so even he was mislead. Insiders now say rule 40(b) only applied to the republican convention in 2012 and was never intended to be used in future elections. From Washington Examiner: Party officials...
  • Scott Walker: Nominee at Brokered Convention Will Be Someone ‘Not Currently Running’

    03/24/2016 3:28:50 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 188 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said Thursday that in the event of a contested convention, the Republican nominee will likely be someone who is "not currently running." "I think if it's an open convention, it's very likely it would be someone who's not currently running," Walker said. "I mean, who knows. The one thing I qualify -- it's like the qualifications you see on those ads you see for car dealerships. I think any of us who comment on this election have to qualify that almost every prediction's been off, so it's hard to predict anything," Walker added. Walker's own run...
  • Rush: Establishment Support of Cruz Means Conservatism is Winning

    03/24/2016 1:05:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 101 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 24, 2016
    On Wednesday during his radio program Rush Limbaugh responded to a caller claiming Ted Cruz is not an outsider and is “buddying up” with the establishment. Limbaugh clarified to the caller that Cruz is not the hypocrite – the establishment is.Listen to the full clip here: Below are some excerpts from the transcript: RUSH: I just saw there's a caller on line calling me delusional?  CALLER:  I think, sadly, what you all fail to realize is that perpetually you're painting Ted Cruz as an outsider.  He paints Ted Cruz as an outsider.  The Tea Party tried to paint him as an...
  • Shadow campaign to deny Trump his delegates begins

    03/24/2016 7:54:17 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/24/2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    Kasich and Cruz quietly work to persuade delegates to break with GOP voters in a contested convention. When South Dakota's Republican activists convened in Pierre to pick their delegates to the Republican national convention, they got an unexpected visitor. Merle Madrid, senior aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, had flown in from Columbus to make an appeal: If the convention fails to elect front-runner Donald Trump on the first ballot, consider Kasich on the second — even if the state’s Republican voters sent them there to back Trump or Ted Cruz. Madrid was polite and earnest , but according to...
  • ALERT: GOP Announced It’s Changing THIS Rule To Put An END To Trump’s Campaign

    03/23/2016 4:59:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 96 replies
    Americans Freedom Fighters ^ | 03/22/16 | Sean Brown
    There’s no question the GOP will go to great lengths to stop the momentum of front-runner Donald Trump, but they’re becoming less secretive about doing so. Apparently, they plan on changing a vital rule that will all but guarantee Trump won’t get the nomination, but that won’t be the only consequence of their actions. The Washington Examiner has more on this enraging move by party elites: Party officials and knowledgeable sources have confirmed over the past few days that Rule 40(b) doesn’t exist for the purposes of the upcoming convention. That means at this point, the three candidates left...
  • Trump Is A Direct Threat To Establishment Power

    03/23/2016 12:27:38 PM PDT · by GraceG · 83 replies
    Tucker Carlson interview ^ | 3/23/2016 | Tucker Carlson
    The elite know that Donald is trying to destroy the empire they have built See the Tucker Carlson Interview at the link. Daily Caller founder and Fox correspondent Tucker Carlson breaks down why trump is such a big threat to the establishment.
  • Bush endorsement signals establishment's move toward Cruz

    03/23/2016 8:21:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dylan Baddour
    Jeb Bush's endorsement of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday morning signaled a growing inclination in the oft-touted Republican establishment: that even Cruz would be better for the party than Donald Trump. Leaders in the GOP have long and openly mused that neither of the primary frontrunners fits the bill of an ideal Republican presidential candidate, but the race has failed to yield any alternatives. "It's a signal that there's only a plan A and a plan B," said Mark Jones, a political scientist at Rice University's Baker Institute. "There is no plan C."
  • VANITY: WE WERE WARNED,THE'RE DOING IT, NOW LET'S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

    03/22/2016 9:45:35 PM PDT · by windhover · 24 replies
    See the thread mentioned ^ | 3/22/2016 | windhover
    Front Page Magazine printed an article referred to on F.R. The article is: GOP ESTABLISHMENT PLOTTING ANTI-TRUMP COUP. Please read and understand it in detail. Study rules for your County and State GOP Conventions; and how delegates are selected. Each State selects delegates somewhat differently, so this must come from the bottom up to stop it. Find who the Precinct Committee person is in your neighborhood. They are the entry position for the the Party. Find out who the GOP officers are in your County and State. Ask for the County and State Convention Rules. This tells how delegates are...
  • Politico: Marco Rubio Rejected ‘Unity Ticket’ with Ted Cruz

    03/22/2016 6:17:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/16
    Alex Isenstadt writes in Politico: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)  campaign has been exploring the possibility of forming a unity ticket with ex-rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — going so far as to conduct polling looking into how the two would perform in upcoming primary states. The motivation, hashed out in conversations among Cruz’s top aides and donors: to find a way to halt Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination. It’s unclear whether Cruz’s campaign brass views a partnership with Rubio as realistic or quixotic. In Rubio’s orbit, according to three sources, it’s seen as an outright nonstarter —...
  • GOP insiders: Nominee won't be limited to winner of 8 states

    03/21/2016 1:15:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/21/16 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican Party does not require a presidential candidate to win eight states to qualify to be placed in nomination at its upcoming Cleveland convention, GOP officials say. The Republican National Committee's "Rule 40(b)" makes eligibility for the GOP nomination contingent upon winning a majority of the convention delegates in at least eight states or territories, an achievement generally accomplished by winning at least eight primary or caucus elections. However, Rule 40(b) only applied to the 2012 Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., that nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Party officials and knowledgeable sources have confirmed over the past few...
  • Kevin D. Williamson and National Review Are Elitist Scum

    03/21/2016 7:38:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 18 Mar 16 | George Rasley
    While movement conservatives would like to blame the Republican establishment for the rise of Donald Trump and the attendant political problems he has created for the national Republican Party, as our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, pointed out in a recent article for Breitbart, those whom we call “establishment conservatives” bear just as much responsibility for Trump’s rise.  And there is no better example of how DC’s snide elitist “conservatives” have helped create Trump than a recent cover article in National Review by one Kevin D. Williamson.   Mr. Williamson, who has apparently never done anything in conservative politics except pontificate for various elite journals, took to...
  • Conservative[?] activists plot to stop Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2016
    A group of conservative activists huddled behind closed doors Thursday at a Washington hotel to plot strategy to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump , including calling for a unity ticket to oppose him and a floor fight at the GOP convention to deny him the nomination. The meeting was led by conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson, a longtime outspoken critic of Mr. Trump . “We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement,...
  • It Begins...Trump-Haters Start List of Trump Supporters to Blackball and Punish

    03/17/2016 6:45:45 PM PDT · by ak267 · 211 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-17-2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Trump-bashers are starting up a list of conservative supporters of Donald Trump — so that they can blackball these Trump supporters. The list was initiated by Cruz supporter Amanda Carpenter who is usually kind and intelligent but now suffers from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  • What has happened to Free Republic? [What difference at this point can it possibly make?]

    03/17/2016 3:13:11 PM PDT · by katwoman5779 · 991 replies
    Since Obuma was elected to POTUS, I have been coming to Free Republic to get news, opinions and a few laughs. Most of the serious posts were bemoaning the out of control government and what could be done about it. "Oh Whoa is Me!". Then along comes a constitutional conservative. For the first time since Ronald Reagan, we have a constitutional candidate running for the GOP nomination. This man was elected by conservatives to go to Washington and stand up to the elites that no longer listen to the American people. He didn't go to Washington and "fall in" with...
  • 10 times Lindsey Graham criticized Ted Cruz

    03/17/2016 3:50:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/17/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Lindsey Graham may have thrown his support behind Ted Cruz Thursday, but he hasn't always had such kind words about the Texas senator. Graham — who is well known for his colorful statements — once said that Cruz was so hated in Congress that if someone murdered him, they’d get away with it. Here are 10 times the South Carolina senator — and former presidential candidate — bashed the same guy he’ll be fundraising for Monday: 1. "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you," Graham...
  • Lindsey Graham will raise money for Ted Cruz — a man he has said some amazingly bad things about

    03/17/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/16 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Lindsey Graham will soon raise money for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, as CNN's Dana Bash just reported. Which is an amazing turn of events, given the things Graham previously said about Cruz. He has said on multiple occasions that Cruz is would be the death of the Republican Party and is no better than Donald Trump. He has even joked about killing Cruz. To wit (in reverse chronological order): Feb. 26: “I was asked the hardest question in my political life: Do you agree with Donald Trump that Ted Cruz is the biggest liar in politics?” he said. “Too...
  • After Trump’s Big Night John Boehner Endorses Paul Ryan for President

    03/16/2016 7:11:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    GP ^ | 03/16/16 | Jim Hoft
    Former Speaker John Boehner endorsed Paul Ryan for president today – the day after Donald Trump won 4 of 5 states in Super Tuesday 2.0.The elites don’t give a damn about the Republican base and this is more proof.The Politico reported: Former Speaker John Boehner said Paul Ryan should be the Republican nominee for president if the party fails to choose a candidate on the first ballot. “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. “They all had a chance...
  • Establishment Elites Going All Out to Derail the Trump Express

    03/16/2016 6:03:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    Welcome to the club, America! You're now experiencing first-hand what was previously seen as something that only happened in foreign lands: an overt electoral hijacking attempt by establishment elites. What do you do when the democratic process turns out to be a bit too democratic, in the sense that people on the side that's currently winning don't support your worldview? You swarm it and use the media attention to issue your own manifesto. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has the establishments on both the left and the right so riled that they're no longer even being discreet in pulling out...
  • (Vanity0 Kasich....The GOP Establishment continues, unabated!!!

    03/15/2016 6:41:28 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 5 replies
    Bottom line: A vote cast for John Kasich in Ohio today is a solid vote for the GOP Establishment to continue screwing The American middle class royaly, hand in hand, with their evil partners in USA destruction, the Democrat Establishment party!!! Every voter, voting for Kasich means continuing the status quo of the present political structure that is in place, functioning every day to screw the overwhelming numbers of the American middle class. A major change is needed...and, John Kasich is far from that change!!! The donor, lobbyist, special interest groups will maintain total control over politicians like John Kasich....
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • Kasich breaks ranks, speaks of climate change

    03/14/2016 3:51:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 107 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4/10/12 | Joe Vardon
    In a room full of Republican donors last week, Gov. John Kasich said something you don’t normally hear at a GOP fundraiser. “This isn’t popular to always say, but I believe there is a problem with climates, climate change in the atmosphere,” Kasich told a Ross County Republican function on Thursday. “I believe it. I don’t know how much there is, but I also know the good Lord wants us to be good stewards of his creation. And so, at the end of the day, if we can find these breakthroughs to help us have a cleaner environment, I’m all...