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  • Quotes of the day

    11/27/2015 6:30:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot ^ | November 27, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump… "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill…Robinson, who is not affiliated with any candidate, was scathing toward those GOP centrists who assert that Trump will be unable to translate his polling support into votes because of a weak ground game. "That is the wishful thinking of the establishment," he said. "That is what they tell themselves so they can sleep at night. The truth is, Trump has one of the better...
  • 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 · 16 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...
  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton – And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists…

    11/21/2015 11:21:04 AM PST · by xzins · 42 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 20, 2015 | sundance
    The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples: Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-42 Florida Poll – Trump Beats Clinton 49-40 Survey USA Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-40 And not only...
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....

    11/16/2015 11:34:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/15 | Simon Kent
    Europe's migrant invasion, coupled with strengthening support for Marine Le Pen's National Front (NF) is causing panic in French political circles. The situation is perceived as so dire that Prime Minister Manuel Valls is considering alliances between the centre right, and even far left factions to attempt to see off the threat from Ms. Le Pen's party. A report in Liberation suggests all options are on the table for Mr. Valls as the traditional French political landscape fractures. The newspaper reports the prime minister is already hearing privately from his advisers that "a new republican front" – or merger of...
  • The 1960's Campus Radicals Never Went Away

    11/13/2015 5:00:11 AM PST · by WilliamofCarmichael · 8 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov. 13, 2015 | williamofcarmichael
    The 1960s radicals never went away.. they hijacked the Democratic Party in the 1970s. The new party consists of the aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue. Arguably they are now the Establishment. The fault is ours. Abe will explain from "the other side."
  • The Establishment Lines Up Against Trump's Deportation Plan

    11/12/2015 4:05:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: On this program yesterday after the Republican debate, you know Trump was talking about Eisenhower and how he deported a million and a half, and I added to that news. RUSH ARCHIVE: Trump was entirely correct to point out the history, what Eisenhower did. And I don't think Trump went far enough, actually. In reality, Harry Truman, another Democrat president, deported illegal aliens, over 3.4 million. Did you know that? You did not know about Harry Truman? Well, then I'm happy to be able to inform you. RUSH: Last night, Trump was on The O'Reilly Factor, and...
  • Media Darling Conservatives

    11/09/2015 8:44:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Nelson Hultberg
    Antidote to Liberalism Ponder this: Why are conservatives such as William Bennett, George Will, Bill Kristol, et al so graciously accepted by the prevailing liberal establishment? Why is there almost a commraderie between today’s prominent conservatives and liberals? It is because today’s conservatives do not challenge the moral premise of statism. Most of today’s conservative leaders are brilliant intellects, but they accept statism’s violation of individual rights and its conveyance of special privileges to a myriad of factions. Thus, they pose no moral threat to liberalism and are not feared by those who are tyrannizing our lives with omnipresent government....
  • Larry Lessig Tells Breitbart: Democrats Are Scared Of Outsiders

    11/05/2015 11:40:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Harvard Professor and former Democratic presidential candidate Larry Lessig says the Democratic party is scared of having outsiders run for president, because party leaders have seen how powerful Republican outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson have become.
  • The Republican Establishment Inches Toward Marco Rubio

    11/05/2015 10:02:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FiveThirtyEight Politics ^ | 11/05/2015 | By AARON BYCOFFE
    The race for endorsements among Republican presidential candidates has been a slow one since we began keeping track of the endorsement primary earlier this year. Jeb Bush has sat atop our leaderboard, but many of his endorsements came before he officially announced his candidacy, and he's received only three since Labor Day -- all from House members. But this week, Marco Rubio has shown signs of momentum, picking up endorsements from three fellow senators, including one today from Sen. James E. Risch of Idaho. In contrast to Bush's 3 endorsement points since Labor Day, Rubio has received 22 -- by...
  • Tooth-Gnashing in the Republican Establishment

    11/03/2015 8:16:11 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The establishment needs to stop patronizing the grass-roots and listen to their concerns. Republicans should be upbeat. They control by large margins the state legislatures and governorships. The Supreme Court is a bit more conservative than liberal. The House and Senate are both run by Republicans. President Obama, after veritably wrecking his party, has for some time scarcely polled above 45 percent in approval ratings - even after borrowing $8 trillion to spread the wealth, pandering to special interests, echoing nonstop the assertions of his iconic status, and blaming all his failures on his predecessors and opponents. In addition, parties...
  • Cruz Hopes to Unite Republican Voters Behind His Campaign

    10/27/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Three of the four sides of the Republican Party are combining into one powerful group — conservatives — Ted Cruz says seizing that combined group is the key to securing the GOP presidential nomination next summer. "The players that were expected to be formidable in those lanes have not got the traction they had hoped," the Texas Senator told Politico in an exclusive interview.  "The most encouraging thing I would say is that I think three of the lanes are collapsing into one...the evangelical lane, the conservative tea party lane, and the libertarian lane are all collapsing into the conservative...
  • 3 sentences that explain just how clueless establishment Republicans are about 2016

    10/26/2015 12:24:59 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/15 | Chris Cillizza
    John Sununu, a former New Hampshire governor and longtime GOP hand, is one of the few who is willing to admit just how clueless he is about, among other things, the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Here's what Sununu told the New York Times's Jonathan Martin: I have no feeling for the electorate anymore. It is not responding the way it used to. Their priorities are so different that if I tried to analyze it Id be making it up. Sununu is far from alone in GOP ranks. Think about how most establishment Republicans saw this race playing...
  • The 70 Percent Solution

    10/26/2015 10:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | October 26, 2015 | Rich Galen
    There is a phrase thrown around politics - RINO - Republican In Name Only. It refers to someone who is not a strong enough adherent to whatever Conservative principles the writer (or sayer) as believes the RINO should be. I am a RINO. I guarantee I am not a strong enough adherent to Conservative principles as defined by the Tea Party, the Freedom Caucus, or any of the other groups who have hijacked the Republican Party by demanding absolute fealty to their definition of Conservatism. I was a Barry Goldwater Conservative. I was a Ronald Reagan Conservative. I was...
  • BRING IT ON: Why The Washington Establishment Hates and Fears Ted Cruz

    10/25/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | October 25, 2015 | John Tutten
    You can always tell when the Washington statists really fear something. They become like jackals on a carcass in the savannah, tearing and ripping at it until there is nothing left. Anything or anyone that might upset the symbiosis between the political hacks and their corporate cronies must be eliminated. After all, they worked very hard to put this self-serving, freedom killing mechanism in place. No idea or outsider can be allowed to interfere with the unending orgy of money and power. There really is just one party in Washington today. Yes, we still have Democrats and Republicans, but when...
  • Bush or Cruz: Who Really Hijacked the GOP?

    10/21/2015 11:29:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 21st, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it George W. unplugged.The other day at a Jeb Bush fundraiser in Denver, Politico reported multiple accounts of former President George W. Bush zeroing in on one of brother Jeb’s GOP opponents—and no, it wasn’t Donald Trump.  Here’s the Politico headline: George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz'I just don't like that guy,' the former president tells donors.In other words? Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s...
  • George W Bush goes easy on Obama but hammers Ted Cruz

    10/21/2015 7:32:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 26 replies
    Strident Conservative ^ | October 21, 2015 | David Leach
    Since leaving office, former President George W. Bush has made a point of not being critical of Obama—a fact he confirmed in an interview on FOX News’ “Hannity” program—because he felt to do so would undermine the office of the presidency.“I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president; I think it’s bad for the presidency for that matter.”“Secondly, I really have had all the fame I want. I really don’t long for publicity, and the truth of the matter is in order for me to generate publicity … I’d have to...
  • Levin: The Continuously Failing Bush Establishment Wants Paul Ryan for Speaker

    10/20/2015 6:03:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-20-15 | CR Wire
    After George W. Bush attacked Ted Cruz over the weekend, and Karl Rove followed up with attacks today, Conservative Reviews Editor in Chief Mark Levin dedicated the first hour of his program to going through the ways the Bush establishment (Bushtablishment) has repeatedly squandered conservative victories. Levin went through how the Bushtablishment squandered two historic victories by Ronald Reagan by squishing. Levin explained that by embracing liberal policies the Bushtablishment GOP kept losing elections. Listen in as Levin explains how Bushtablishment governance lead to the Republican Party losing the congressional majority in 2006, which gave the nation the Obama years....
  • Cruz, the Scorpion, Poised to Sting

    10/20/2015 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    PoliZette ^ | October 20, 2015 | Jon Conradi
    The firebrand senator from Texas is finally ready to deploy a strategy years in the making in a full frontal assault on the 2016 presidential race.Ted Cruz has stockpiled the necessary armaments to make his march on the top spot in the GOP field. Cruz has the most cash on hand of any Republican contender, with $13.8 million, according to fundraising reports released last Thursday.The senator is tied for fourth place in the RealClearPolitics polling average, but he has remained in the top tier despite having the third lowest burn rate of the entire 15 candidate field. Now, Cruz is...
  • George W. Bush Attacks Ted Cruz. Advantage to Ted Cruz.

    10/20/2015 6:19:50 AM PDT · by Isara · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | October 19th, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    “I am not aware of George W. Bush criticizing Barack Obama as intensely as he has criticized his Republican Senator in Texas.” I continue to think Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is on trajectory to be the next President of the United States in a nomination fight against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and George W. Bush may have just handed the whole race to Cruz.Multiple people have told the Politico that at a fundraiser in Colorado for Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush lit into Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Cruz could not have paid for such a sterling moment for his...
  • The Establishment Thinks the Unthinkable: Trump Could Win the Nomination

    10/19/2015 6:07:49 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/19/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    It began as whispers in hushed corners: Could it ever happen? And now, just three months from the Iowa caucuses, members of the Republican establishment are starting to give voice to an increasingly common belief that Donald Trump, once dismissed as joke, a carnival barker, and a circus freak, might very well win the nomination. Trump is a serious player for the nomination at this time, says Ed Rollins, who served as the national campaign director for Reagans 1984 reelection and as campaign chairman for Mike Huckabee in 2008. Rollins is not alone in his views. Trump has sustained a...
  • Beware Big Business and the Chamber of Commerce

    10/09/2015 5:05:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/15 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Hard lessons about Big Business, the Chamber of Commerce, their undue influence in the Republican Party have been a hard one for me to accept, and yet too many people are content to shout ''Establishment" without really identifying the core problems This has been the hardest lesson for me to learn. I never thought that being pro-business could compromise ones fight for liberty and limited government. Yet I have learned to accept what Scott Rasmussen argued after the disappointing 2012 President Elections: too many people still see the Republicans Party as pro Big Business. There is much truth to this...
  • Conservatives: Dont Get Suckered Into Backing A Compromise Speaker Who Is Boehner-Lite

    10/09/2015 7:32:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/9/2015 | CHQ Staff
    The sudden implosion of the supposedly inevitable ascension of establishment Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the office of Speaker of the House, now occupied by his mentor John Boehner, has shown the Capitol Hill Republican establishment to be a fragile edifice ready to collapse. Paul Ryan. Conservatives should not be suckered into propping it up any longer by abandoning their battle to elect principled conservatives to run the House of Representatives. But that is exactly what is going on in Washington right now as those establishment politicians who stand to lose out if new leadership is elected and...
  • GOP Operative On Donald Trump: Hes Most Likely Finished.

    10/04/2015 10:14:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 115 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 10-04-2015
    A longtime Republican operative, though not directly involved in what they described as a significant operation to dismantle the Donald Trump campaign, has indicated Mr. Trumps chances of actually winning the GOP nomination have been significantly reduced and will likely lead to the termination of Trump 2016 in the not-too-distant future.

    09/28/2015 10:34:03 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 97 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 9/28/2015 | TheRightScoop
    Ted Cruz couldnt get anyone in the Senate to back him tonight as he tried to get a ban on Planned Parenthood funding and a linkage of the Iran Nuclear deal in a government funding bill. He stood alone on the Senate floor. After this Cruz launched into an hour speech, one that Mark Levin just tweeted out saying its a MUST LISTEN. I havent heard the whole thing yet but didnt want to keep it from you while I checked it out.
  • Band (of consultants) paid on: Explaining Scott Walker

    09/25/2015 5:57:06 AM PDT · by Amntn · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/23/15 | Ed Martin
    First, the requisite compliment: Gov. Scott Walker is a wonderful guy and a true leader. What he has done in standing up to the unions is remarkable and will be remembered in history. I had high hopes he could marry his fearless leadership with conservative positions that I assumed he held - on marriage, on life, on spending - but well, his campaign for president became something else entirely. Mr. Walker failed because in every Republican cycle, the establishment needs some guys to run and to fail. The Establishment needs the money and employment, and they need candidates to...
  • MAJOR TRIPWIRE ALERT New Florida Poll Reveals There Are Only FIVE Currently Viable Candidates

    09/24/2015 3:09:55 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 33 replies
    ConservativeTreehouse ^ | 9/24/2015 | Sundance
    The poll shows the absolute importance/benefit of the original GOPe road map. The poll shows there are only FIVE viable candidates for the 99 Winner-Take-ALL primary delegates. (As Previously Outlined) This poll shows EXACTLY what is being discussed inside Florida in every single on-the-ground report, every email, and every political forum for high-information Floridians. Most importantly this poll shows exactly how the GOPe plan to nominate Jeb Bush. When you look at this poll, and you remove Donald Trump from the equation, you can see EXACTLY how confident Team Jeb Bush (and Karl) was to the road map they created...
  • FOX says they cancelled Trump appearance before he announced his 'boycott'

    09/23/2015 11:33:12 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 200 replies
    twitter ^ | 09/23/2015 | Michael Calderon
    Fox News says it canceled @realDonaldTrump appearance before he vowed to boycott network
  • Republican Power Brokers Form Alliance To Ensure Marco Rubio Wins Nomination (new new winner)

    You wont see it being reported openly in the Mainstream Media. Nor will you hear mention of it by any of the establishment Republican candidates, but within that vortex of supposed silence there has been a coordinated shift within the most influential Republican donor class in favor of the campaign of Marco Rubio. This shift in allegiance by Republican power brokers was first reported upon here nearly two months ago in a report titled, Big Donors Warn Candidates On Eve Of Debate: Take Trump Out Of all the main stage candidates from the first debate who participated in the second...
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speakers lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they dont like with Hill...
  • David Brooks: Fans of Carson and Trump Insufficiently Respect GOP Establishment

    09/14/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | September 13, 2015 | Tom S. Elliott
    New York Times columnist David Brooks chastised supporters of Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump for showing insufficient respect for the Republican establishment. Its like a mutiny, not a campaign, Brooks said on Sundays Meet the Press.The problem is, theres an illusion in this country, and in the Republican base, that you can govern by screaming.
  • VANITY - "Ben Carson is Surging" email soliciting contributions is from NRCC

    09/13/2015 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 49 replies
    Mary ^ | 9/12/2015 | John Phillp Sousa IV
    The first presidential debate last month is history, and according to the post debate analysis provided on Fox News by Frank Luntz's focus group... Ben Carson's performance was the surprise of the evening! Since then, no one has gained more ground in the polls. Will you help us keep the momentum for Dr. Carson going? Chip in $20.16
  • Mark Levin HITS BACK at the gang effort to tear down Trump and push him out

    09/11/2015 8:59:48 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 59 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/11/15 | The Right Scoop
    ...he doesnt like the gang effort hes seeing to tear down Trump and push him out. He says its like 12 against 1, and theres no question in his mind that this is happening because hes seen this kind of gang attack before.
  • Trump's Earned Media Value Is HUGE (Yuge)

    09/11/2015 7:35:57 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    JudyW at Sundances Conservative Treehouse via ^ | September 11, 2015 | H/T user named JudyW at Sundances Conservative Treehouse via J.Cal Davenport
    Trumps Earned Media Value is HUGE... Say whatever you want about Donald Trump, you have to give him credit for knowing how to manufacture massive amounts of free media. The entertaining showman has racked up more than $50 million in earned media in the few short months since he announced his campaign for president, according to an analysis conducted by Conservative Intel. The bulk of that earned media comes from the near-constant coverage of Trump on the major cable news channels. In addition, Trump has earned millions in free marketing using his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Of course, not all...
  • Obama Gains Enough Senate Votes to Block Iran Deal Opposition

    09/08/2015 11:44:08 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 29 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama has earned enough Democratic votes in the Senate to filibuster a Senate effort to block the Iran nuclear deal, if necessary. On Monday, Sens Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) , Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) , and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced their support for the deal, tallying enough votes to successfully filibuster the deal. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the deal in a surprise defection from Obama, citing Irans support of terrorism and the death of American soldiers. This regime has shown no signs that its deplorable behavior will change, and this deal does nothing to...
  • Rubio: Trump's foreign policy answers 'very concerning'

    09/04/2015 11:21:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is questioning Donald Trump's foreign policy chops after the GOP presidential front-runner appeared to stumble in a recent interview. If you dont know the answer to these questions, then you are not going to be able to serve as commander in chief, Rubio said during a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to CNN. This should be part of the reason why you are running, because you understand the threats that the world is facing, you have deep understanding and you understand what to do about it, he said without naming Trump. And if someone...
  • Jesus statue on federal land in Montana doesnt violate the Establishment Clause" (TR)

    09/02/2015 8:28:58 PM PDT · by This_far · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    A Ninth Circuit panel has just rejected a Freedom from Religion Foundation challenge to the Montana Big Mountain Jesus statue, which was apparently first placed on government land in 1954. Heres most of the opinion, signed by Judges N.R. Smith and John Owens: [T]he governments continued authorization of the [Big Mountain Jesus] statue on federal land does not violate the Establishment Clause. [Footnote: Our analysis assumes, without deciding, that [the U.S. Forest Services] continued authorization of the statue on public land constitutes government action.
  • Anatomy of the Iran Nuclear Deal and Why Americans Hate Establishment Politicians

    09/02/2015 2:12:44 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 10 replies
    The online article below appeared on NPR News today. The duplicity of our elected officials is breathtaking. Listen to the NPR story or read the article. The NPR piece describes quite well the mechanics or process concocted by both political parties whereby the Iran nuclear deal was deliberately transformed by congress from a treaty, which it really is, into an executive agreement. This sleight of hand was orchestrated so that congressmen, including all members of the Republican Party, could say in public to their constituents that they are vehemently opposed to the deal while simultaneously making sure the deal...
  • A Note to the Republican Elite (vanity)

    09/01/2015 8:35:21 PM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    (none) | Sept. 1, 2015 | (self)
    Hello Karl Rove and people that think like him and write columns telling us that we're "low information", "idiots", "crazies", "idol worshipers", and otherwise uninformed because we support Trump. To start with, I don't know the numbers, but I suspect that most people on this site are like me and have closely followed politics FOR DECADES and therefore can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Republican ruling class. Maybe other sites, like Yahoo or whatever, are filled with "low information voters", but NOT THIS SITE. So I could spend an hours (or days, or months) parsing just about every line...
  • Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels (Malkin)

    09/01/2015 2:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election. Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor's support is not like landing a prized marlin. It's like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world's ugliest creature. Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, "Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the...
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romneys wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Sowell: A Revealing Clue

    08/31/2015 1:20:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech. After Bush's speech, hecklers from a group called "Black Lives Matter" caused Bush to simply leave the scene. When Trump opened his question-and-answer period by pointing to someone in the audience who had a question, a Hispanic immigration activist who had not been called on simply stood up and started haranguing. Trump told the activist to sit down because someone else had been...
  • I'm thinking Trump/Cruz 2016 would be a very, very powerful ticket

    08/20/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 69 replies
    Although I would prefer Cruz, I would have no problem voting for TRUMP. Adding a conservative mastero in Cruz to an Anti-Establishment (both parties) populist in Trump would be a winning team in my mind. Trump is a moderate all right but not a Republican Establishment kind-of moderate as in willing to back-stabbed conservatives because these moderates are really libs that just wouldn't make in the Democrat Party. So adding a conservative firebrand in Cruz who are probably Trump supporters second choice and vice versa would be a wining team that would rattle a weaken Hillary, an misguided socialist Bernie...
  • Explaining Donald Trump's Enemies

    08/19/2015 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    You can tell a lot about a man by his enemies, and Donald Trump has those aplenty. I'm not referring to people may merely disagree with him on certain issues, or even those on the far Left like Democrats who will hate anybody who is not a progressive loonie toon. Instead, I'm talking about the folks in Trump's own party and on Trump's own side, broadly speaking, of the ideological divide. The Republican establishment, as well as a large subset of the conservative (loosely defined) commentariat, seem to have visceral hatred for the man and for his...
  • The establishment vs. We the People

    08/18/2015 5:40:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 8/18/2015 | Mychal Massie
    Quoting journalist Lewis Lapham, Attorney John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute wrote: The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the countrys equestrian classes, aka the 20 [percent] of the population that holds 93 [percent] of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes. (Dont Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America, Aug. 10, 2015)...
  • Jeb Bush super PAC spending $10 million on ads in early primary states (Panic time for Mike Murphy)

    08/16/2015 7:00:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/16 | Tribune Wire Reports
    The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination. Officials with Right to Rise USA say they will buy time in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina TV markets and on cable television in the three states. Ads are scheduled to begin in Iowa and New Hampshire on Sept. 15, in South Carolina a week later and then run continuously through the end of...
  • Does Carly Have the Record to Throw These Punches?

    08/12/2015 6:04:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8-12-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Carly Fiorina has been widely extolled for her solid performance in the Fox News debate featuring the second tier candidates last Thursday. Judging by her rise in the polls, her overall message clearly resonated with a number of voters. Most prominently, voters are likely tantalized by her promise to throw every punch at Hillary and not pull punches, as has been the case with previous GOP nominees. Indeed, it is critical for the eventual GOP nominee to have the ability to articulate a bold contrast on the key issues and pin the failures of the current policies on the Democrat...
  • Big Donors Warn Candidates On Eve Of Debate: Take Trump Out

    08/06/2015 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 188 replies
    dc whispers ^ | August 5, 2015
    Though the Fox News promos state it is a debate of Republican candidates, most of the networks on-air personalities have admitted publicly it has turned into the Donald Trump show as the top GOP contender has become the single most referenced topic on the minds of everyone following the 2016 Race for the White House. That reality is not sitting well with GOP power brokers who are said to have made it clear to operatives linked to a variety of candidate camps that Donald Trump cannot be allowed to appear to win tomorrow nights debate. Some are said to have...
  • Sanders would clobber Trump in a debate

    08/05/2015 3:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    UK Progressive ^ | August 5, 2015 | Brent Budowsky, former Democratic Aide
    In my past piece for The Hills contributor site, I quoted from a recent poll showing that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would clobber reality television show star and real estate mogul Donald Trump by more than 20 points. Polls may vary, but there is little question that Sanders would win in a landslide in any general election matchup against Trump and, I predict, in any head-to-head debate with Trump, Sanders would win a blockbuster victory. What is involved is far more than polling numbers. Sanders is a voice of inspiration for most Democrats, whether they support him or not. Trump...