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  • ĎFree Republicí Now A Safe Space for Donald Trump Supporters [Jim's response at post 25]

    05/12/2016 12:03:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 601 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/12/2016 | Robert Tracinski
    On the right, weíve grown to pride ourselves on our greater openness to debate and ideas, on having no need to toe a Politically Correct line or crawl into a ďsafe spaceĒ like pampered college kids who just canít handle hearing from anyone who disagrees with them. For myself, I am so personally dedicated to this ideal that I even perform the great personal sacrifice of reading the comments field beneath my articles. Yet somehow I wasnít surprised to see Donald Trump supporters, those swaggering tough guys, turn one of their favorite Internet forums into a safe space where they...
  • "A Republic, if you can keep it." Donald Trump and the Tyranny of the Mob...

    04/27/2016 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 102 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-27-16 | Vince
    For the last eight years Iíve been shaking my head, simply bewildered that so many Americans could be so insane as to vote for Barack Obama for president. Not surprisingly, once Obama was ensconced in the White House things played out pretty much as predicted with virtually every month bringing new news of a faltering economy, a shrinking workforce and more government waste, intervention and tyranny. In 2012, after Fast and Furious, the IRS Tea Party scandal, Obamacare and, most of all, Benghazi, I was sure that Americans would rise up and throw out the anti American Obama and vote...
  • Elective Despotism: RINOs Sweep Every Congressional Race

    04/27/2016 9:18:16 AM PDT · by sally234 · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-27-16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Isnít democracy great? Isnít it great when ďthe peopleĒ get to vote? Actually, this is exactly what our Founders warned of when they portended an elective despotism emanating from a pure democracy. This is why they sought to establish a republic.
  • Why I Am NeverTrump: An Apologetic

    03/21/2016 9:05:30 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 49 replies
    Barbwire.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Alan Snyder
    Increasingly, Iíve had people ask me, both in person and in writing (via Facebook, primarily), what I will do if faced with a decision between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the general election. That question deserves a sober answer, and I will do my best today to achieve that. What I say wonít convince everyone, but it will be an honest response. In the manner of good writing, as I teach my students, I begin with my thesis: I will never vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in a general election. That stance will obviously raise genuine...
  • Trump Again Hearts Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shortly after he claimed to be a ďunifierĒ during his Super Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump was at it again, lambasting ďso-called conservativesĒ who donít share his liberal position on Planned Parenthood, continuing to insist he applauds the group because it allegedly ďdoes a lot of good of good thingsĒ for womenís health. Similar logic applies to his position on ObamaCare. He loves the coercive freedom- and job-killing individual mandate, which is the heart of ObamaCare, because he doesnít want to see bodies in the street, a classic liberal rhetorical scare tactic. Planned Parenthood may do the occasional mammogram referral,...
  • Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement

    03/02/2016 2:01:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | March 02, 2016 | DAVID FRENCH
    Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement DAVID FRENCH March 2, 2016 Let me begin by saying that I was wrong. Weeks ago I said on a number of radio interviews that while I opposed Trump in the primary, Iíd back him if he won the GOP nomination. I hadnít yet seen ó or had been unwilling to believe ó the full extent of his contempt for the truth, his fondness for far-left conspiracy theories, and his sheer malice. When I saw Trump in full, my decision was easy: Never Trump. I have spent my entire adult...
  • If Your Child Behaved Like Donald Trump Would You Be OK With It? (This op-ed belongs in News)

    02/29/2016 8:14:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 283 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Kimberly Fletcher
    As Super Tuesday draws near and Americans from 12 different states choose their candidate, I want to make one final plea to my friends, fellow tea partiers, patriots, conservatives, and Christians, who will be voting on Super Tuesday. I know you're tired of losing. I am too. I know it feels good to have someone voicing our frustrations and be heard for a change. I know it feels like voting for Trump will send the establishment, the media, and everyone who has ignored us for the past eight years a powerful message. I know it feels good to finally feel...
  • No, Mr. Trump, Victims of Eminent Domain Do Not "Get a Fortune"

    02/29/2016 9:09:58 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | February 26, 2016 | George Leef
    During the debate among Republican presidential candidates last month, Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump on his abuse of eminent domain. But Trump apparently sees nothing wrong in having government officials force people to sell their property. Trump replied, Eminent domain is an absolute necessity for a country, for our country. Without it, you wouldnít have roads, you wouldnít have hospitals, you wouldnít have anything. You would have schools, you wouldnít have bridges. And what a lot of people donít know because they were all saying, oh, youíre going to take their property. When somebody ó when eminent domain is used...
  • Trump plays the victim card against Hispanic judge

    02/28/2016 12:26:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 105 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | February 28, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    Donald Trump said today he may ask the federal judge overseeing an upcoming civil fraud trial involving the now defunct Trump University to recuse himself because he is Hispanic and is therefore biased against him due to his plan to build a wall to keep out immigrants from Mexico. Trump first raised the idea of filing a motion to recuse U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel during a campaign rally on Saturday in which, without mentioning him by name, the Republican candidate said the judge overseeing his case has shown ďtremendous hostilityĒ to him. ďHeís Hispanic, which is fine,Ē Trump said. ďWhy...
  • Donald's claim that Trump University is like Wharton may send him to trial

    01/30/2016 6:28:10 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 63 replies
    Crain's ^ | 11/20/2015 | Crain's
    Donald Trump moved closer to a jury trial over allegations he misled Trump University students with promises that seminars as good as the Wharton business school would be taught by his "handpicked" instructors. Trump, 69, and the school on Wednesday lost a bid to throw out the claims by senior citizens and other disappointed students ahead of trial. The billionaire and his business, which stopped enrolling students in 2010 and changed its name to Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, convinced U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego there was no need for a court order barring further misrepresentations about the seminars....
  • DONALD TRUMP MUST DISCLOSE PROFITS HE MADE FROM FAKE UNIVERSITY, JUDGE RULES

    07/03/2015 3:18:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 144 replies
    BPBNewTimes ^ | 3 JUL 2015 | CHRIS JOSEPH
    Donald Trump must disclose how much money he made from his so-called Trump University, San Diego U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled this week. The judge ruled that one of several plaintiffs that had signed up for Trump U is allowed to question the current GOP presidential candidate about the profit he made, whether directly or indirectly, from Trump University. ((snip)) In his ruling, Curiel added that Trump failed to show "that a broad federal right to financial privacy exists that bars discovery regarding any financial transactions of a defendant accused of defrauding large numbers of people." "Thus, Trump's payments...
  • Donald Trump Sued For Cheating His Fans Of $40 Million

    01/08/2016 8:46:06 AM PST · by House Atreides · 81 replies
    gothamist.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Christopher Robbins
    New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman is suing Donald Trump and his real estate "university" for defrauding more than 5,000 people of $40 million. "Mr. Trump used his celebrity status and personally appeared in commercials making false promises to convince people to spend tens of thousands of dollars they couldn't afford for lessons they never got," Schniederman says in a release. "No one, no matter how rich or popular they are, has a right to scam hard working New Yorkers. Anyone who does should expect to be held accountable."
  • Donald Trump Will Have to Disclose His Net Worth and Earnings From Trump University, Judge Rules

    07/04/2015 10:02:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 201 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Donald Trump has to put his mouth where his money is. The Republican presidential candidate will have to answer questions under oath about his net worth - and about how much money he raked in from his now-defunct Trump University, a California federal court judge ruled this week. Lawyers for The Donald had contended he didn't have to answer questions in a civil racketeering lawsuit about how much money he made from the "school" because he'd already acknowledged under oath that he had "significant involvement with both the operations and overall business strategy of Trump University." In a ruling Tuesday,...
  • Gov. John Kasich on State of the Union: Full Interview

    02/28/2016 9:46:31 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 15 replies
    Published on Feb 28, 2016 Gov. John Kasich looked ahead to Super Tuesday contests and predicted Trump will win "probably all of them" in an interview with Jake Tapper.
  • Was Christie's YUGE Surprise Attack on Rubio at NH Debate Part of His Trump-Endorsement Deal?

    02/27/2016 3:32:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    In hindsight, that would make sense...† How else to explain Christy's complete '180' from 'Trump lacks temperament to be POTUS' just last August to 'the man who can solve our problems' today. And I like the way Trump -at the Christie endorsement press conference- goes into how he 'doesn't usually care' about endorsements, they're mostly a 'waste of time', but 'this one is special'. Pretty rich coming from a guy some intelligent people suspect of buying such endorsements. Except for David Duke of course- he says he†doesn't like that one. As for Chrispy Creme, if you'll rewind to last...
  • Is Trump now inevitable? - The wins look big but the math is daunting

    02/21/2016 12:18:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies
    Politico ^ | February 21, 2016 | Ben Schreckinger
    LAS VEGAS - It's going to be a long ride. Rather than anointing a presumptive nominee, the early voting states have narrowed the Republican primary to a three-man race heading into Tuesday's Nevada Caucuses and the 12-state delegate bonanza on March 1. Donald Trump leads nationally and in most state polls, but both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are armed with the rationales and the resources to stay in the race through at least March, if not right up to the Republican National Convention in July. Despite Trump's polling lead, there are significant obstacles to his running away with the...
  • Trump On Obamacare: ‚ÄėI Like The Mandate‚Äô

    02/20/2016 9:50:01 PM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/16 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told CNN‚Äôs Anderson Cooper he likes the mandate established by President Barack Obama‚Äôs Affordable Care Act that everyone must have insurance or pay a fine. Cooper asked Trump during a town hall forum on Thursday night ‚ÄúIf Obamacare is repealed and there‚Äôs no mandate for everybody to have insurance, what‚Äôs to ‚ÄĒ why would [an] insurance company ‚Ķ insure somebody who has a pre-existing condition?‚ÄĚ Completing this poll entitles you to Daily Caller news updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use....
  • Why is Bernie Sanders so down on Henry Kissinger?

    02/12/2016 3:54:16 AM PST · by Marcus · 19 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 11, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    One of the many topics of debate that came up during Thursday night’s debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont was Dr. Henry Kissinger, one of Clinton’s predecessors. Clinton has expressed admiration for Kissinger in the past, particularly of his opening to China. Ms. Clinton expressed the view that one should listen to a variety of opinions, including that of the 92 year old former Nixon era cabinet officer.
  • Loyal supporters of GOP granted tickets to debate in Greenville

    02/13/2016 8:04:57 PM PST · by gg188 · 21 replies
    WYFF.com - Greenville SC ^ | 2/13/16 | Corey Davis
    Excerpt: Groover said supporters who work hard for the party will be rewarded tickets. People selected will fill the 1,900 seats that have been made available for the event, according to Groover. Groover said the Republican National Committee gives a lot of tickets to supporters. He said more are then allocated for the state party to distribute among the county chairs.
  • Trump Dominates Debate On Twitter

    02/13/2016 9:05:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 90 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 13
    The real estate mogul is responsible for 40 percent of the conversation during the CBS debate from Greenville, S.C., according to data obtained from Twitter. Jeb Bush accounted for 20 percent of the conversation, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 14 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 13 percent, Ben Carson at 8 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) at 5 percent. ... Trump also gained the most Twitter followers of all presidential candidates, followed by Rubio, Kasich, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton who wasn't on stage, and Ted Cruz. ... The top three moments on Twitter all centered...
  • Donald Trump confronts audience in another GOP debate after loud boos

    02/13/2016 8:07:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 96 replies
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) sparred in an early presidential debate exchange during which Trump confronted the audience multiple times. (SNIP) Trump took another shot at the audience shortly after. The crowd loudly booed Trump when he mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), for having "0%" in the polls before dropping out of the presidential race and endorsing Bush.
  • Is America On the Brink of a Civil War?

    12/26/2015 4:19:00 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 97 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/24/2015 | Marc Slavo
    (Watch video at link) could happen at any time. At least that's what many experts think. There are gross violations of the Constitution and the rights of the people at every turn. It is a daily staple of the news cycle. There have been potential flashpoints on the scale of Lexington Green (which started the American revolution in 1775) over and over again. And people have never been so divided at any time in the collective memory. Between threats of gun confiscation at the federal level, and repeated incidences of SWAT teams and military-like police forces abusing their power against...
  • Why are FReepers rallying around a crony socialist?

    12/24/2015 7:07:28 AM PST · by dangus · 325 replies
    Donald Trump has an excuse for funding Hillary Clinton's election to the U.S. Senate from New York: That's how crony socialism is done. You pay off elected officials to become their crony, then you get special consideration for your real estate deals. Please FReepers, explain to me how this isn't precisely what we are trying to STOP in Washington? Do you know what I don't hear coming from Trump? "I'm going to put an end to such games." Rather, it seems like he is proud of how he has played the game, considers it is how he rose to the...
  • Trump's Plan to "Fix" the VA

    11/01/2015 7:07:35 AM PST · by jstaff · 55 replies
    I just finished reading a short piece about The Donald's plan to fix the VA medical care system. It seemed that the corner stone of his plan is to allow veterans to get medical help outside the VA hospital system. He is a little late to that party, it's already policy. I don't know if he just came up with a great idea someone already thought of, or is trying to snag a little credit for someone else's work. http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/
  • Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over

    10/30/2014 1:57:57 PM PDT · by drypowder · 104 replies
    ClubOrlov ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin's speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn't get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. (For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript of his speech below.) Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don't think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is...
  • Uh Oh! Ben Carson TOPS TRUMP in ANOTHER State Poll! (Texas)

    10/28/2015 4:03:23 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 56 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/28/2015 | soopermexican
    While el Trumpo demands that Iowans quit screwing around and start showing up at the polls for him, he might want to take a trip south to goodíol Texas too. From CBS Dallas Fort Worth: A KTVT-CBS 11 / Dixie Strategies Poll of over 2,000 likely primary voters in Texas shows a pitched battle taking place at the top of the GOP ticket and Clinton dominance on the Democrat side. Statewide, among likely GOP Primary voters, Dr. Ben Carson and real estate mogul Donald Trump are in a virtual tie at 22.93% and 22.17% respectively. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is...
  • The F-35: Is the world's most expensive weapons program worth it? (DoD Obamacare)

    07/16/2015 8:12:53 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/15/2015 | Zachary Cohen
    Three years behind schedule and some $200 billion over its original budget, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is finally set to become operational this month. The fighter jet has been in development for nearly 15 years, weathered half a dozen years of testing and experienced myriad hardware malfunctions and software glitches along the way. Once it's declared ready for combat, it will be the most expensive weapons system in world history. It will also be the most advanced in the sky. The F-35, also referred to as the Joint Strike Fighter, is touted as the most lethal and versatile...
  • Bush Discovers Fire

    05/25/2015 3:49:46 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2007 | YouTube "armadilloze"
    "Bush is mesmerized by a common grocery store checkout scanner in 1992. This was LONG after scanners were introduced in 1980. "Some say" this is an "urban legend," but you decide. Sorry, source file was only 160x120, not too sharp."
  • The British Tories Are Like American Republicans: No One Trusts Them To Be Conservatives

    05/09/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2015 | Robert Wargas
    Many people seem to think that the results of the British general electionóa gain of 24 seats for the Tories, giving them a majorityóherald a major win for conservatism. They donít. They herald a major win for the Conservative Party, but just because it calls itself the Conservative Party doesnít mean it does conservative things. Actually, the full official name of that party is the ďConservative and Unionist Party,Ē and last night was not a win for unionism either. The Scottish National Party, once a marginal outfit known outside Scotland only because Sean Connery supported it, picked up 50 seats...
  • Rand Paul to kick off 2016 bid April 7 with ambitious five-state tour

    03/23/2015 5:14:00 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Rand Paul will formally declare his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination with a five-state, five-day announcement tour next month, Republicans knowledgeable about the Kentucky senatorís plans told The Washington Times. Mr. Paul will make his announcement first in Louisville at noon on April 7, then head to New Hampshire on April 8, Charleston, S.C., on April 9, Iowa City on April 10 and Las Vegas on April 11. Traditionally, presidential candidates enter the race by declaring in their home state and then flying to at least two of the first four states that hold presidential preference contests the...
  • Lavrov to Raise Issue of Christians' Protection With UNHRC in Geneva

    03/02/2015 6:20:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/2/15
    Moscow, March 2, Interfax - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will open a high-level event on the subject of protecting Christians on the sidelines of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. "Russia is seriously concerned by conflicts in the Middle East which has been the center of monotheistic religions since time immemorial. Regrettably, during these conflicts Christians are not only being harassed and discriminated against, but they also become victims of actions which fall under the definition of the genocide," the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of Information and Press said. Christians in Iraq and...
  • How Dubai Became Dubai

    02/06/2015 9:16:49 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    nextcity.org ^ | 2/27/2013 | Daniel Brook
    ... Indeed, until President George W. Bushís post-9/11 declaration óďEither you are with us or you are with the terroristsĒ ó the Emirati royals really were with both; the UAE played the seemingly impossible game of being friends with both the Americans, for whom Dubai serves as the largest overseas naval port, and the man who had declared war on America. Hardly dyed-in-the-wool jihadis, the Emirati royals likely saw bin Laden as an eccentric buddy ó part of their social milieu of Gulf Arab millionaire heirs but with an added frisson of radical chic.Ē ... ďWhile in the foreign concessions...
  • Boehner: Admin ĎDoesnít Even Try to Hideí Antipathy Toward Netanyahu (Boner: ĎIím the Tea Partyí)

    01/29/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 28, 2015 6:15 pm | (Special Report with Bret Baier)
    House Speaker John Boehner sat down with Bret Baier today for an exclusive interview, covering everything from immigration to ObamaCare to Boehnerís invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Boehner charged the administration with antipathy toward Netanyahu, and he sounded off on plans to sue President Barack Obama over his executive action on immigration. [Ö] Baier asked whether this Congress is Boehnerís ďlast time aroundĒ and if he thinks he can bring all Republicans together. He responded with a laugh and said ďIíll be here for a while,Ē before adding that he sympathizes with the concerns of the more conservative...
  • Article claims 'proof' Ofc. Wilson had to shoot (MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell vs. Washington Post

    12/03/2014 8:44:52 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/2/2014 | Lawrence O'Donnell
    In the Rewrite Lawrence O'Donnell questions several claims made in a Washington Post story written by a law professor about the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. ...
  • Liberty Follows Virtue: How Personal Values Ordained the Rise and Fall of Rome

    07/02/2007 12:09:07 PM PDT · by NattieShea · 104 replies · 2,098+ views
    07/02/2007 | Natalie & Katherine Vande Pol
    Abstract The Kings of Rome were abolished because of the last King's immorality and tyranny. The replacing government, a Republic, balanced the powers and responsibilities between the people and the upper class. The surrounding tribes recognized the Romans' generosity: some surrendered to Rome because they would be better treated by the Romans than their existing government. As the state grew, the Romans became self-absorbed, and created enemies instead of allies. The upper class used entitlements to absorb the people's responsibilities and gained political superiority by manipulating the law and peopleís elected representatives. Slave labor destroyed the peoples' need to...
  • Obama tar baby captures Alison Lundergan Grimes

    10/10/2014 6:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell may be one of the most unpopular politicians in the state, but he is probably going to win another term thanks to President Obama. The president is so unpopular - and McConnell has been so effective at tying his opponent to Obama's apron strings - that McConnell's challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, won't say whether or not she voted for President Obama. Twice, she declined to answer.
  • Newt Gingrich says this is the single most Ďdamaging thing the Bush family has done to politicsí

    07/23/2014 6:56:28 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 14 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/23/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Halper believes that the Clintonsí effort to in effect keep their friends close while turning enemies into friends has been a masterful and hugely overlooked part of the rebuilding of their machine: "What has been little understood in the past decade, from 2001 to the present, is how successfully the Clintons undertook a systematic, comprehensive, and sustained effort to win over leaders in the GOP, especially figures who were once the biggest critics. In return, both Clintons were able to develop a bipartisan, statesmanlike image that had eluded them through eight years in the White House."
  • #NCSEN: Rasmussen, Rove conspiring to create illusion of Tillis momentum?

    08/09/2014 12:55:53 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Rasmussen Reports ó a polling firm with close ties to Karl Rove and the Bush political organization Ė has released their ďlatestĒ polling on the North Carolina US Senate race. It purports to show Republican Thom Tillis at 45 percent, Kay Hagan at 40 percent, 6 percent for ďOtherĒ and 9 percent ďUndecided.Ē (SNIP) The only polls Iíve seen showing Tillis ahead are these Rasmussen surveys, and one from Civitas right after the May primary. Just two days ago, Civitas releases a poll showing Hagan leading Tillis by TWO. Tillis is also woefully behind Hagan in fundraising. And the DC...
  • The shameless, unprincipled Republican Establishment may have lost by winning in Mississippi

    06/29/2014 2:44:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 6-28-2014 | Matthew Hurtt
    <p>Conservative Republicans are still smarting from last Tuesday‚Äôs defeat in Mississippi. Evidence seems to be mounting that pro-Thad Cochran allies used rather unsavory tactics to draw out traditionally-Democratic voters to swing the election in Cochran‚Äôs favor.</p> <p>But the focus of this post isn‚Äôt really those tactics or the legality of non-Republican voters casting ballots in open primaries. Instead, Republicans ‚ÄĒ both moderate Establishment-types and grassroots conservaitves ‚ÄĒ should seriously consider the fallout from Cochran‚Äôs victory ‚ÄĒ because of those tactics. They could have broad implications against incumbents, particularly when the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) gets involved in the race.</p>
  • John Boehner's Dog and Pony Show

    06/21/2014 7:50:41 PM PDT · by spodefly · 26 replies
    Mark America ^ | June 21, 2014 | Mark America
    On Friday, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives continued its wholly political, and ultimately theatrical investigation of the IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal. Chairman Dave Camp's(R-MI) committee brought current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen before the committee to testify as to the loss of Lois Lerner's emails, among other misdeeds. You may argue that Paul Ryan(R-WI) was very aggressive in his examination of the witness, but that entire exchange was mere political theater that will evince nothing at the end of the investigation (snip) The problem may be that to uncover Lois Lerner's email would reveal something no Representative in...
  • Lavrov: contact group for Russia-Ukraine talks Ďunacceptable formatí

    03/29/2014 12:18:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/29/2014 | Itar-Tass
    PETROPAVLOVSK KAMCHATSKY, March 29. /ITAR-TASS/. The contact group proposed by the West for talks between Russia and Ukraine is ďabsolutely unacceptableĒ as it would mean that Moscow will have to start a dialogue with the persons who have seized power in Kiev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sergei Brilevís Vesti v Subbotu (News on Saturday) television programme on March 29. ďMy latest meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in The Hague and my contacts with Germany, France and several other countries show the outlines of a possible joint initiative that could be offered to our Ukrainian colleagues. This...
  • Ukraine Background: Conspiracies or Puppets [Vanity]

    02/22/2014 8:54:20 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 30 replies
    2/22/2014 | wikipedia
    It appears we have a spectrum of opinion on FR regarding the upheaval in Ukraine. On the one end of the spectrum there is passionate support, with a firm belief that the uprisings are purely indigenous Ukrainian groups. There is the belief that the Ukrainian people themselves have risen up against a corrupt and tryannical regime that is a puppet of Moscow. While some at the extreme end of this opinion say the protests are not really about the EU, it appears that most now concede that it is, and say that a majority of the Ukrainian people want to...
  • Why the eruption in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will engulf us all...

    02/23/2014 12:29:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2014 | Mark Almond
    Television pictures of revolutions can make them seem like a spectator sport. Having Vitali Klitschko, the world heavyweight boxing champion, playing a starring role in the events in Kiev reinforces that impression. But the implosion of the Ukrainian state in the last 48 hours is a political earthquake. Chaos in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will toss Western Europe from its moorings too. It is a mistake to think we are watching from a safe distance. Maybe Ukraine is as foreign to the British people today as it was when an obscure crisis on its southern coast in...
  • Gorbachev: Ukraine failed to act democratically

    02/23/2014 12:23:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 2:38 AM EST
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine stems from the governmentís failure to act democratically. [Ö] ďUltimately this is the result of the failure of the government to act democraticallyĒ and to engage in dialogue and fight corruption, Gorbachev said during an address to a forum on government communications in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He added that the root cause of the unrest in Ukraine was an ďinterruption of perestroika,Ē referring to his reform policies, and of the democratic process there. Ö
  • Ukraine protesters call on Jewish oligarchs to give president Ďa guní

    02/23/2014 1:31:16 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 19 replies
    A member of Ukraineís opposition movement has called on Jewish and Muslim billionaire businessmen to force the president, Victor Yanukovich, to step down. In a speech in Kievís Independence Square, the unnamed protester, who said he was Muslim, urged Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Victor Pinchuk and David Zhvania -oligarchs with links to the protest movement - to talk to the president. He said: ďYou practice Judaism. In the holy synagogue, you have seats with placards. And you, today, are the only people who have access to Yanukovich. ďIn another week, your businesses, which you have earned in this land through the work...
  • Gary Johnson announces libertarian Super PAC

    12/13/2013 9:34:44 AM PST · by kobald · 7 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 12, 2013 | Karl Dickey
    2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee and chairman of the Our America Initiative, Gary Johnson announced yesterday the formation of a 527 Super PAC called Our America PAC. The new Super PAC has the goal of supporting and ultimately getting into elective public office, principled candidates committed to smaller government, fiscal conservatism and individual liberty... Yesterday, Johnson said of the new Super PAC, ďFrom the realities of government-run healthcare setting in to the continuing disclosures of the breadth of NSAís domestic spying, more Americans than ever are ready to take a serious look at candidates who offer real alternatives to business-as-usual....
  • Republicans Avoiding August Town Halls

    08/16/2013 2:51:25 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 15, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Republican lawmakers are running away from town halls in August. In a New York Times piece about the frustrations of one citizen activist in Texas, some prominent Republicans who have not held an August town hall are listed. They include: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL); Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AK); Rep. John Kline (R-MN); Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX); Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chair of the House Rules Committee; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who has "not announced any town halls but did participate in them in 2009."
  • Charley Reese Weighs in on "Crime and Trivia"

    10/27/2003 6:05:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 10-27-03 | Reese, Charley
    Crime And Trivia I haven't written about the Laci Peterson murder case or the rape case involving Kobe Bryant for two reasons. One, the only things that should be legitimately reported about any criminal trial are the testimony of the witnesses under oath and the remarks of the judge and the attorneys inside the courtroom during the trial. Everything else is hearsay and gossip. Two, an ordinary crime and subsequent criminal trial do not affect anyone except the victim, the perpetrator and their families. Therefore, it should be of no interest to anyone else. Unless you are family or friend,...
  • We Canít Even Pass Good Bills Anymore (replace Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Cornyn, etc.)

    07/29/2013 11:52:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    Over the past few months, Iíve been advocating for a proactive strategy on immigration. It would be great for conservatives to go on offense and highlight Obamaís callous disregard for the rule of law. They should pass enforcement bills and block funding for Obamaís amnesty programs in budget bills. Unfortunately, because we are not blessed with control over the levers of power, any attempt to address this issue Ė even in a conservative pro-active way Ė will backfire. Earlier today, Politico quoted a leadership aide who summed up exactly what we believe to be leadershipís strategy on immigration: ďOur members,...
  • Ted Cruz: I stand with Rand Paul against Chris Christieís attacks

    07/29/2013 11:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2013 | AllahPundit
    He’s light on specifics here about the pros and cons of the NSA program as he sees them, but any time three serious contenders for 2016 are in a scrum over national security and civil liberties, it’s blogworthy. More than that, it’s blogworthy because the Paul/Cruz Senate partnership is to some extent a proxy for the tea-party/libertarian partnership generally. It won’t go on forever, but it’s fascinating while it lasts. I won’t bore you with rehashing why I think Cruz is more a tea partier than a true blue libertarian; read these two posts if you care, or read Nick...