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  • Bush: Trump is Evolving his Views Toward the Right Place

    10/06/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies ^ | October 06, 2015
    Jeb Bush said he thinks he would vote for Donald Trump if his Republican rival for the presidency becomes the GOP nominee, even though he says the real estate mogul once held views that "clearly put him right in the middle of the Democratic Party." ... "I’m a conservative, I know Hillary isn’t. That’s one thing we know for sure. It’s not to say that she’s not capable of being president, but I think her world view is not the right one. And Trump’s views are evolving, at least, towards the right place," he said, remarking that Trump has had...
  • Why Towns Are Falling In Love With Golf Carts

    10/06/2015 8:27:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 5, 2015 | Henry Grabar
    One of the promotional videos for The Villages, Central Florida’s city of the old, is all about golf carts. Picture a Boomer’s take on Pimp My Ride: Some carts are souped up to look like Model Ts, fire trucks, or Thunderbirds, or colored to rep a hometown sports team. In a city with no native sons, the carts are expressions of identity. They’re also a central mode of transportation. In The Villages, according to the book Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society by architect Deane Simpson, there are 50,000 golf carts and 90 miles of dedicated golf-cart infrastructure. Autocentric...
  • Daniel Webster kicks off bid for House Speaker

    10/06/2015 9:52:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Rep. Daniel Webster officially announced his bid for House speaker Tuesday morning, two days before the House GOP is slated to vote on a replacement to retiring Speaker John A. Boehner. Mr. Webster, a third-term Republican from Florida, joins Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, as officially announced challengers hoping to deny the speakership to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current No. 2 who had seemed on a glide-path to ascend to the House’s top post.
  • [October 2, 2015] Donald Trump Falls: Ben Carson Surges To Lead In Poll

    10/05/2015 8:48:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | October 2, 2015 | BY JOHN MERLINE
    Donald Trump has boasted that he's "leading every poll and in most cases big." Not anymore. The latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows him in second place, seven points behind Ben Carson. The nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared with 17% who say they support Trump. Marco Rubio came in third with 11% and Carly Fiorina fourth at 9%. Jeb Bush, once considered a prohibitive favorite, ranked fifth with just 8% support, which was a point lower than those who say they are still undecided. The IBD/TIPP Poll has a proven track record for accuracy, based on its...
  • Marco Rubio says Donald Trump won't be GOP nominee, it's time to get 'serious'

    10/05/2015 9:57:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 5, 2015 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Sen. Marco Rubio knows he’s in Donald Trump’s crosshairs, but says he’s more focused on getting his message across to American voters than to spend energy on the real estate mogul. In an interview with Fox News Latino, Rubio, a Florida Republican, said that he didn’t think Trump’s offensive remarks about Latinos would alienate the electorate from the GOP. At the same time, he said, Trump has to be held accountable for his controversial comments and positions. Rubio expressed exasperation over the billionaire’s antics, and said the election needed to be focused on substance and details about what policies a...
  • [ Salon ]Jeb is cooked: Why megadonors’ millions (probably) aren’t going to save Bush’s disastrous c

    10/05/2015 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Team Bush argues they're built to go the distance in the primary, but that won't matter if Jeb has nothing to offer.The Jeb Bush “Don’t Panic, Everything Is Fine” campaign is up and running. With his poll numbers in decline, Jeb is rolling out endorsements and assuring reporters that he’s meeting fundraising targets and will have plenty of money to take the Jeb 2016 machine all the way through the primary season. The arc of Jeb’s campaign is following a very Bush-like trajectory – he started the nominating contest with a “shock and awe” strategy of winning the primary early...
  • First on CNN: Trump sent prank care package to Rubio

    10/05/2015 6:04:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies
    CNN via The Right Scoop ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Noah Gray, CNN
    Donald Trump is making headlines for pranking Marco Rubio with some of his own water, which he sent to Rubio to mock the fact that he sweats a lot: CNN – Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: “Trump Ice Natural Spring Water.” Trump has previously trained his fire on Rubio, claiming he has the worst voting attendance record in the U.S. Senate and that he sweats a lot. But CNN learned that the Trump campaign sent a “care package” to Rubio’s Washington campaign office that contained a 24-bottle case...
  • First on CNN: Trump sent prank care package to Rubio (Spring Water)

    10/05/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 198 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Noah Gray
    Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water." Trump has previously trained his fire on Rubio, claiming he has the worst voting attendance record in the U.S. Senate and that he sweats a lot. But CNN learned that the Trump campaign sent a "care package" to Rubio's Washington campaign office that contained a 24-bottle case of "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water," with Trump's face on it, two "Make America Great Again" towels and bumper stickers and a note reading, "Since you're always sweating, we thought you...
  • “Nappy time!”: Donald Trump retweets offensive attack ad on “little RUBE” Marco Rubio

    10/05/2015 2:50:34 PM PDT · by Mariner · 164 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Scott Eric Kaufman
    On Sunday, Donald Trump re-tweeted an attack ad on “little ‘RUBE'” Marco Rubio that was, to put it mildly, in bad taste: “NEVER HIRE A BOY TO DO A MAN’S JOB” is the title, which floats above an image of an angelic-looking young child who is, presumably, Marco Rubio. He “seems like a nice boy,” the ad claims. “Well mannered but bought and paid for” by establishment Republican interests who “taught him all that fancy government stuff. ‘RINO RUBE’ repeats it well! Good boy!” Supporting the infantalizing of one of his opponents might seem unpresidential, but this is Donald Trump,...
  • Marco Rubio Says Donald Trump Won't Be GOP Nominee

    10/05/2015 7:49:01 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 101 replies ^ | October 05, 2015
    In an interview with Fox News Latino, Rubio, a Florida Republican, said that he didn’t think Trump’s offensive remarks about Latinos would alienate the electorate from the GOP. At the same time, he said, Trump has to be held accountable for his controversial comments and positions. Rubio expressed exasperation over the billionaire’s antics, and said the election needed to be focused on substance and details about what policies a candidate would push and try to implement if elected president. “He’s going to do what he’s going to do,” Rubio said. “This campaign is about serious things.”
  • Trump's wet work against Rubio shows character assassination works

    10/06/2015 12:05:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    American Thinker The Blog ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ed Straker
    <p>Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water."</p>
  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/05/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2015 | By By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP Political Writer
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Poll: Carson, Trump tied in Pennsylvania (Also Carly to drop to 6% from 8% in new PPP national poll)

    10/05/2015 9:28:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied among GOP voters in Pennsylvania, a new poll finds. Carson and Trump each receive 18 percent support from registered Republicans in the Keystone State, according to the Mercyhurst University Center for Applied Politics poll on Monday. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) trails them with 9 percent. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina next grabs 8 percent support among registered Pennsylvania Republicans. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are in a struggle for fifth place with 4 percent apiece.
  • One-on-One Match-ups - Trump Persuasion Series [Scott Adams {Dilbert}]

    10/05/2015 8:57:08 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Dilbert ^ | October 1, 2015 | Scott Adams
    Warning: This post will generate massive cognitive dissonance in some readers. If you think you can learn from that, please read on. If that prospect makes you uncomfortable, please don’t read it. — If you compare Donald Trump to whoever you have in mind as your ideal president, Trump probably comes up short. There are plenty of qualities one might want in a president that Trump doesn’t have. So I understand why people think he can’t get elected. But Trump will not be running against anyone’s imaginary standard for president. He will run against real people. That’s where things get...
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone — a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees — has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • How would George feel about The Donald?

    10/04/2015 5:08:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Piqua Daily Call ^ | October 4, 2015 | David Lindeman, former editor, The Troy Daily News
    I would like to have George Washington come back from the dead for one day. I’d stand there and look at George, wearing those tight socks and that funny white wig, and I’d ask him the question: “George, what do you think about Donald Trump?” I’m not sure George would know how to respond. I certainly don’t. The Donald’s phenomenon has been the big political story of the summer, interrupted only for short periods of time when someone else loses some more emails or resigns from Congress or visits from the Vatican. All those other things are interesting, to be...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad

    10/04/2015 3:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 4, 2015 | Kevin Fallon
    Miley Cyrus may have hosted the SNL Season 41 premiere, but the show was all about applauding Hillary Clinton—and not just when she appeared. Live From New York…it’s a Hillary Clinton campaign ad. On Saturday night, Studio 8H was briefly remodeled into a pop-up Ready For Hillary campaign headquarters for the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The guest of honor herself even showed up for a heavily teased set, one that was tailor-made to lampoon the two biggest critiques of her persona—that her presidential ambition can at times read as deranged entitlement and desperation, and that she lacks...
  • Biden to announce 2016 decision within days: report

    10/04/2015 10:01:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next seven to 10 days, according to CBS News. Two of the three sources CBS News cited said the vice president is leaning toward running. ADVERTISEMENT Several Democratic donors who have met with Biden also told CBS News they came away with the impression that he would run. The sources say Biden will sit out the first Democratic primary debate Oct. 13 even if he announces his candidacy before then. A spokesperson for the vice president did not comment to CBS News on the...
  • Dr. Ben Carson - "Creation Week" lecture

    09/28/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    General Conference SDA Church ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Published on Feb 24, 2015 Dr Ben Carson Creation Week - General Conference SDA Church
  • Iowa GOP chairman: Caucus will come down to the wire (Trump leads, Cruz now up to 3rd place!)

    10/04/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential caucus is still up for grabs, predicting the race will be a “nail-biter.” “The people are waiting to make up their minds,” Jeff Kaufmann told host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 New York on Sunday. “I don’t think we’re going to have polls that are predictable of the end of this thing, this caucus season in Iowa,” he added. “We’re going to be well into January before this thing starts flushing out to the point where you can even start talking about the top five and the...
  • Polls: Trump still tops in Iowa, New Hampshire (New NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls out today)

    10/04/2015 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump still leads the Republican pack in the two first two states in the presidential nominating contest, though Ben Carson is on his heels in Iowa and Carly Fiorina is close behind in New Hampshire. New NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls out Sunday morning show Trump up in Iowa, with 24% support to Carson's 19%. Fiorina is third at 8%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 6% each, according to the poll. In New Hampshire, Trump remains in first place with 21% support...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Why We Should Take a Closer Look at Ben Carson

    10/03/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · by gasport · 31 replies
    Time ^ | 15/10/2 | Benjamin Crump
    Benjamin Crump is President of the National Bar Association and represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice. Michael Brown's attorney says the Republican presidential candidate is a role model for men like him
  • Ben Carson calls on IRS to target Muslim advocacy group

    10/03/2015 10:34:46 AM PDT · by celmak · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/02/2015 | Aliyah Frumin
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is going after an influential U.S. Islamic group, arguing it violated the federal tax code after its executive director recently called on Carson to withdraw from the race following his controversial remarks about Muslims. The retired neurosurgeon started a petition on Thursday asking supporters to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to take away the Council on Islamic-American Relations’ tax exempt status.
  • Hillary Clinton Mocks Ben Carson, Ted Cruz on Gay Rights

    10/03/2015 10:02:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday mocked Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz over their positions on gay rights during remarks to the Human Rights Campaign, where she also called for new laws to support and protect the rights of transgendered people. "Ben Carson says that marriage equality is what caused the fall of the Roman empire," the Democratic presidential candidate said to laughter during a breakfast at the LGBT rights organization's annual gathering in Washington, D.C. Clinton then mentioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, which drew hisses and boos from the crowd gathered inside the grand ballroom of the Mayflower...
  • Carson: Terrorists 'would be fools' not to try infiltrating refugees

    10/03/2015 6:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that he opposes admitting Syrian refugees inside America’s borders. “To bring into this country groups infiltrated with jihadists makes no sense,” he told listeners in Des Moines, according to ABC News. “At some point you have to use common sense and judgment,” Carson said. "If you are part of the global jihadist movement, and you see large numbers of people from your area moving into the United States, wouldn’t you want to infiltrate them?” “They would be fools not to [try],” the retired neurosurgeon added of extremists. "Why would we do something...

    10/02/2015 6:18:06 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    conservative post ^ | 10/02/2015 | P W
    “Absolutely” hire him. Trump said Friday if he wins the election he has a special place for Carson on his Cabinet. “I would put him — I’d love to have that,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Trump also stated he regards Carson as a “nice man” although he seriously doubts Carson’s negotiation skills. Trump feels like he is the sure-shot for the presidential run. Could we possibly see a Trump-Carson ticket?
  • [One America News Network Poll Results August 4, 2015 ] Trump 18.8%, Carson 14.1 in Iowa Poll

    10/02/2015 2:01:20 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 76 replies
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,302 registered voters in Iowa regarding the presidential election and other areas of interest. The sample includes 454 Republican Caucus participants, 328 Democratic Caucus participants, and the remainder not planning on participating in the caucus, but are planning to vote in the regular elections. The poll has a margin of error of ± 2.7% [4.6% for Republican Caucus/5.4% for Democratic Caucus]. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls (IVR technology) and weighted separately for each population in the...
  • Last Men Standing: When Trump, Carson & Fiorina fade, Cruz and Rubio might be the GOP's finalists.

    10/02/2015 11:32:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | Robert Schlesinger
    It's possible, just possible, that the final battle to become the 2016 GOP standard-bearer will come down to a pair of first-generation Cuban-American, first-term senators. Yes, I'm talking about the same Republican Party that has proven so incompetent in reaching out to Hispanic voters that it followed up its 2012 post-mortem determination to get better at it by, arguably, getting worse. Not that a final showdown between Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida will necessarily help on that score, but more on that later. How does this scenario play out? It starts with the assumption that...
  • Trump would 'absolutely' hire Carson

    10/02/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies ^ | Tal Kopan
    If Donald Trump bests Ben Carson to win the White House, the former neurosurgeon may have a special place in Washington regardless -- in the Trump administration. Trump said Friday that he would "absolutely" put Carson in his Cabinet if he were to win the presidency. "I would put him -- I'd love to have that," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Trump called Carson a "nice man" and said so far the two have had a "very good relationship," seemingly ignoring a roughly two-week span in September during which the two traded jabs on faith and energy. The real...
  • Polls! Dr. Ben Carson tied with Trump in GOP race. Carly & Rubio gain. Jeb in freefall.

    09/30/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    Sanders closing in on Hillary About a month ago, we learned that Donald Trump and Ben Carson were in a virtual dead heat in Iowa. People naturally wondered if the polling would be borne out nationwide, or if it was a local anomaly. A couple of weeks later we started to receive word that Trump’s lead was shrinking and Ben Carson was closing in - fast. Still, Trump supporters were sure those polls were outliers since there was no way “the Donald” could be losing ground to an “OK doctor who hasn’t created enough jobs.” Now, however, they’re being forced...
  • GOP’s 2016 Festival of Hate: It’s Already the Most Racist Presidential Campaign Ever

    09/29/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comedian
    It’s not just Trump. Cruz, Carson, others—it’s a festival of hate out there. And it’s only going to get worse, and worse.It appears that the GOP has traded in its dog whistle for a bullhorn when it comes to bigotry in the 2016 race for president. It’s as if the Republican presidential candidates are regressing to a time long gone. There was a time decades ago that conservatives, and even Democrats like George Wallace, could and would openly demonize minorities in the most vile terms to attract white voters. But soon they realized the need to be subtler because times...
  • Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

    10/04/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/4/15 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a “serious look” at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers. She has now moved to the short list of candidates the Kochs may support with their reported $1 billion war chest, the...
  • Should Black Lives Matter Movement Hold A Presidential Candidate Forum To Address Our Issues?

    10/04/2015 8:50:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | September 28, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin posed a question about the upcoming presidential election and one of the largest movements in recent history: “Should the Black Lives Matter movement invite Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to a debate/forum in an attempt to force them to address issues important to the African-American community?” There would be pros and cons behind holding the forum, NewsOne Now panelist Paris Dennard told Martin: “It would be very telling to those candidates who take this seriously and who may not agree with the slogan or the hashtag, but understand there are pros behind...
  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Marco Rubio’s Black Lives Matter commentary is suddenly relevant, for some reason

    10/04/2015 9:07:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 3, 2015 | Janell Ross
    There’s a kind of narrative that tends to develop about every candidate for president. Donald Trump is a braggart willing to mercilessly criticize anyone who dares to criticize him. Ben Carson’s patrician, maybe even laconic public speaking style camouflages his controversial -- even incendiary -- ideas. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a well-funded and cerebral but socially awkward WASP. And Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the boy wonder, has purchased real estate in the safest and most carefully staged campaign zip codes, biding his time for when Trump flames out. You’ll note that beyond perhaps Trump, not one of the...
  • ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK: GOPe in panic mode-Kasich support evaporates & Jeb! numbers drop below Biden IQ

    10/04/2015 2:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Beltway Establishment's secretive plan to hand Jeb Bush the GOP nomination by flooding the zone with candidates (also known as the "GOPe Splitter Strategy") has totally unravelled. Let's start in New Hampshire, where support for John Kasich has fallen off the cliff: The rise of anti-establishment candidates ... have stalled Ohio Gov. John Kasich's momentum in New Hampshire, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows. Kasich, who a month ago sat in second place, behind real estate mogul Donald Trump, does not rank among the Republican presidential field's top 5 this time. Kasich has distinguished himself as a...
  • Failed NY Education Commissioner Is the New Secretary of Education

    10/04/2015 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 3, 2015 | S. Noble
    John King Jr. was a miserable failure as Commissioner of Education in New York. He waylaid his failure in New York into the assistant’s job in the US Department of Education. He will be the new Secretary of Education. King came to New York as an extremely well-educated egghead with little educational experience and none in public schools. He implemented Common Core in a bizarre manner and blamed the horrendous results on New York’s “ignorant” children. Even though New York’s standards were the highest in the nation, he claimed the students were not used to high standards. He tied...
  • Trump Leading by 27% in Union Stronghold as Teamsters Want Meeting and Unions Abandon Hillary

    10/03/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | Oct 1, 2015
    Reports say that the influential Teamsters union may snub Hillary Clinton in favor of endorsing a Republican candidate such as Donald Trump for the White House in 2016.Such a move would likely be a notable boost for Republicans with Independents and “Reagan Democrats,” a critical segment of swing-voters that candidates spend millions trying to woo. These “middle of the road” type voters are crucial to winning bellwether regions like Michigan’s Macomb County.Clinton also faces snubs from other powerful unions like the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, refusing to back Hillary as they try to push Vice President Joe Biden into the race.According...
  • A major maritime disaster is underway in the Atlantic and it is subject to a media blackout?

    10/04/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by cll · 146 replies
    10/04/2015 | cll
    An 800 ft. cargo vessel sailing from Jacksonville to San Juan in the vicinity of a major hurricane with 33 crew on board loses power, starts listing, sends a distress signal and goes missing now for four days. Drudge has a link to the story just as a side of other hurricane stories. The story goes largely ignored by the mainstream media. Even Free Republic has taken it down from Breaking and Front Page news. That's 33 souls, 28 of which are Americans, possibly lost at sea or struggling to survive. A major U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue effort...
  • Marco Rubio Lends Support to Anti-Cop Rhetoric, Black Lives Matter Seeks Meeting

    10/03/2015 9:37:11 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    DeRay McKesson, one of the top organizers for the Black Lives Matter movement, is seeking a meeting with presidential aspirant Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). The request for a meeting follows comments in which Rubio seemed to lend his personal support to the group’s anti-cop rhetoric. In a recent tweet, McKesson said, “@MarcoRubio, I just saw your recent interview re: the movement. Will you meet to discuss the issues, and solutions, further?” ... Rubio said that concerns held by the controversial protesters are “legitimate” and suggested that “resentment” for law enforcement was understandable.
  • Jeb! at 4%: Will he drop out?

    10/03/2015 6:08:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | October 2, 2015 | Ryan Girdusky
    A new poll by Pew Research released Friday shows that former Florida Gov. Jeb! Bush (R) may be going the way of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). The polling report found that Bush’s support among Republican primary voters has withered to a mere 4 percent. To make matter worse, among the majority of likely GOP voters who consider themselves conservatives, only 2 percent said they would vote for Bush. Bush fatigue is largely due to the massive change in what the electorate is looking for in a president. A majority of Republican voters...
  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: “You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril,” said Governor John Kasich. “No more...
  • Ted Cruz, the other Cuban American running for president

    10/03/2015 11:11:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 2, 2015 | Patricia Mazzei
    * Texas senator stresses his Cuban heritage on campaign trail * His father was arrested and jailed on the island * Some Hispanic voters dislike Cruz’s strident conservatismTed Cruz could have been a Miami cubanito. His father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, desperate to flee Cuba after his youthful guerrilla activities landed him in jail, applied to the University of Texas, Louisiana State University — and the University of Miami. He chose Texas only because it was the first school to respond. “If the University of Miami had let him in, I might be a Floridian right now,” Ted Cruz told the...
  • Jeb Bush Throws Rubio Under The Bus, Compares Him To Obama

    10/01/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/1/15 | Tim Hains
    On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush turned on his former ally and protege Marco Rubio, comparing his lack of "leadership skills" to Barack Obama, even though Rubio served as Majority Leader and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for nearly ten years (2002-2011). Bush only mention that he "was a member of the House of Representatives when I was governor." JEB BUSH: I think I have the leadership skills to fix things, and that is my strength, and that is what I talk about. And Marco was a member of the [Florida] House of Representatives...
  • Pew: Jeb Now Polling at 4 Percent, Collapses Behind Rubio

    10/02/2015 10:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Jeb Bush has dropped into sixth place as real estate and TV billionaire Donald Trump is maintaining his lead in the Republican presidential campaign field, a new poll shows. In the Pew Research Center survey released Friday, 4 percent of likely GOP primary voters pick the former Florida governor as their first choice for the nomination; 25 percent select Trump, 16 percent choose retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tie with 8 percent, and 6 percent name Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "At this stage of the 2016 presidential campaign, key issues divide both Republican...
  • Trump still leads as Rubio and Fiorina rise

    10/02/2015 9:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    You.Gov ^ | October 1, 2015 | Kathy Frankovic
    Donald Trump again leads the Republican primary field – but his lead has dwindled since before the second debate, while Marco Rubio has seen a significant boost in support.Although businessman Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field when it comes to presidential preference of those registered voters who think of themselves as Republican, he is by no means the best-liked contender for Republicans for those potential voters. At least five other candidates in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll are seen more favorably by Republicans than Trump. Trump’s lead has somewhat diminished in recent weeks, though he remains in first place...
  • Keep Speaking Spanish, Jeb Bush

    10/02/2015 9:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mitchell Blatt
    If no Republican politician communicates to Spanish-speaking groups in their language of choice, the Republican Party will have a harder time earning their support. Every night, Ellen’s bar is filled with the chatter of people speaking foreign languages. There’s some French, some German, but mostly English. Donald Trump would be able to find a lot of people to chat with there, but most locals wouldn’t, because Ellen’s is located in China. Living in China for the past three years has given me a unique vantage point from which to view the “English-only” debate Trump’s candidacy has raised. Trump has attacked...
  • The Edge: Rubio, Bush, Fiorina and Cruz win the week

    10/02/2015 7:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz gained ground on the competition in this week’s installment of The Edge, a one-of-a-kind measurement from the New Analytics Company that “scrubs” television, radio, print, internet and social media to gauge positive and negative attention for the 2016 candidates. Last week saw interest in all of the candidates muted by blowout coverage of the papal visit, and this week everyone except eighth-place Ohio Gov. John Kasich got a lift. Candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all rebounded...