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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...