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  • Donald Trump's Gettysburg Address Revisited -- How is he doing?

    02/26/2017 5:11:14 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies
    www.donaldjtrump.com ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN VOTER What follows is my100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change toWashington Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington,DC: ● FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress; ● SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal work force through attrition...
  • How Donald Trump won the White House with a 21st-century mindset

    02/25/2017 8:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The East Bay Times ^ | February 25, 2017 | Gary Peterson
    George Lakoff vividly recalls where he was and what he was doing the night Donald Trump was elected president. We were having some tacos, said Lakoff, a professor of linguistics at UC Berkeley. I felt pretty bad afterward. And it wasnt just the tacos. A lot of people had heartburn that night, unable to understand how such a uniquely unqualified candidate could be elected to the highest office in the free world. Lakoff understood exactly what had occurred. Why was it that all the polls were wrong? asked Lakoff, speaking to a packed auditorium Thursday night at San Franciscos Commonwealth...
  • Trump Talks African Americans on Housing, HBCUs and Jobs in Weekly Address

    02/25/2017 2:54:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Politic365 ^ | February 25, 2017 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    President Trump focused on issues facing African American communities in his last weekly address before the end of February. Trump focused on housing, jobs and HBCUs in the address below. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The entire address reads as follows: My fellow Americans, As Black History Month 2017 comes to a close, I am very grateful for the many wonderful opportunities to honor African American heroes, faith leaders, entrepreneurs and the many others who changed the course of our Nation. We are blessed by the lives and examples of those who have made this Nation a beacon of freedom, talent, and unbreakable American...
  • Ellison could help Trump win an even bigger majority

    02/24/2017 10:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2017 | Preya Samsundar, senior editor, Alpha News
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison appears to be the odds on favorite to win Saturdays election to head the Democratic National Committee. That seems like good news for Republicans seeking to expand their congressional majority in 2018, a fact President Trump seemed to gleefully acknowledge this week. One thing I will say about Rep. Keith Ellison, in his fight to lead the DNC, is that he was the one who predicted early that I would win! Trump said in a Wednesday message on Twitter. Its no secret that incumbent presidents usually have a tough time in midterm elections. President Obama lost...
  • Hillary Clinton Promises Democrats: Ill Fight With You "Every Step Of The Way"

    02/24/2017 4:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 24, 2017 | Ruby Cramer
    The Clintons role in the Democratic Party has been a source of debate since the election last fall. On Friday, in a video for DNC members, the former nominee tied her campaign and 2016 party platform to the so-called resistance movement. ATLANTA Wading back into politics for one of the first times since the end of her campaign, Hillary Clinton promised Democrats meeting here in Atlanta that she will stay active in the partys efforts to rebuild and to oppose President Donald Trump. We as Democrats must move forward with courage, confidence, and optimism, and stay focused on the...
  • Kshama Sawant calls for wave of anti-Trump protests and strikes on May Day

    02/24/2017 11:06:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    SEATTLE Socialist Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant is calling for a wave of protests and strikes on May Day this year against President Donald Trump and his policies. Sawant penned an article in the socialist publication Jacobin Magazine titled Why We Should Strike on May Day. Since Inauguration Day, millions of people have taken to the streets to fight against Donald Trumps right-wing agenda. Yet the president is continuing his attacks, she wrote. Sawant called for rank-and-file union members and labor leaders to bring forth resolutions to strike on May 1. She also called for mass peaceful civil...
  • Can the Democratic Party Win Back Voters It Lost to Trump?

    02/23/2017 11:00:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 23, 2017 | Clare Foran, Associate Editor
    Liberals may need to decide whether to focus on energizing their base or expanding their coalition. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who is up for reelection in the red state of Missouri in 2018, recently told a St. Louis radio host she may face a primary challenge. I may have a primary because there is, in our party now, some of the same kind of enthusiasm at the base that the Republican Party had with the Tea Party, she said during an interview earlier this month. Many of those people are very impatient with me because they dont think Im pure,...
  • CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham

    02/23/2017 8:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joe Concha
    For its sixth political town hall of 2017, CNN will host Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The McCain-Graham event is scheduled for the day after President Trumps first address to a joint session of Congress. CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate it before a live studio audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "McCain, Senate Armed Services Chair, and Graham, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, will discuss key issues facing the country including Americas place on the world stage, U.S. Russian policy,...
  • Cruz Forecasts Second Supreme Court Opening by Summer

    02/23/2017 7:53:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 23, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    I would expect violent protest, at a minimum, from the Left if there is a second opening and President Trump nominates a true conservative. They simply will not accept a change in the balance of the Court. Sen. Ted Cruz predicted Thursday that President Trump will have the ability to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2017, the Washington Examiner reported. I think well have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer, Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because...
  • Pritzker Calls for Bizarre Protest After Trump Strips Transgender Protections (They're CRAZY!)

    02/23/2017 12:12:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    Prospective Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker slammed President Donald Trump Thursday for stripping federal protections that allowed transgender students to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, but his idea for a protest raised some eyebrows. As a protest against Trumps rescinding protections for trans kids, everyone should use the other genders bathroom today, Pritzker tweeted alongside the hashtag #protecttranskids....
  • Keith Ellison Supporters Warn Of Fallout If He Loses DNC Chair Race

    02/23/2017 2:26:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    Days after the November election, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was ascendant. There was no greater sign of its rising stature than the momentum Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota was enjoying in his race to chair the Democratic National Committee. Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the 2016 presidential primary, was racking up endorsements not only from Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but establishment figures as well, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers both of...
  • Podesta: 'Forces within the FBI' may have cost Clinton election

    02/21/2017 5:17:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 21, 2017 | Aidan Quigley
    Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Monday that forces within the FBI may have sought to elect Donald Trump as president. There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose, Podesta said during an interview with John Heilemann hosted by NewCo. Podesta offered no evidence to back-up his speculation. Im not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think thats one possibility. These forces could have played a role in FBI Director James Comeys controversial decision to alert Congress 11 days before the election that the FBI was...
  • These Republicans didnt like Trump at first. They do now.

    02/21/2017 12:02:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | February 20, 2017 | CNN
    In the beginning, they didnt care for Donald Trump. Trumps a buffoon, David Searles said before casting a vote for Marco Rubio in the New Hampshire primary. He scares me, Rebecca Meyer said before settling on Ben Carson in South Carolinas primary. Hes not presidential, Gail Francioli said after backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich in that states primary. Yet like nearly nine out of 10 Republicans nationwide, Searles, Meyer and Francioli supported Trump in the general election. And like the vast majority of Republicans, they support him still. In fact, these one-time-skeptics are part of the bulwark that is bolstering...
  • Trump supporters see a successful president and are frustrated with critics who dont

    02/20/2017 11:41:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2017 | Jenna Johnson and David Weigel
    MELBOURNE, Fla. Many of President Trumps most dedicated supporters the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority. But less than one month into Trumps term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack perhaps even more so than before. Those who journeyed to Trumps Saturday evening event on Floridas Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal...
  • Changes: Trump to appear at CPAC

    02/20/2017 9:07:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    What a difference a year and an election make. A year ago, Donald Trump canceled a planned appearance at CPAC, claiming a scheduling conflict with a campaign event in Wichita, Kansas. At the time, anti-Trump activists had been organizing a walkout of his speech, which left the impression that Trump didnt want the drama. At the time, CPAC offered a sharp retort to the cancellation:(TWEET-AT-LINK) Clearly, all is now forgiven:(TWEET-AT-LINK) In this case, of course, it should be forgiven or at least forgotten. Whether or not movement conservatives backed Trump a year ago is irrelevant now. Trump...
  • Its Time To Primary Joe Manchin And Heidi Heitkamp And For Democrats To Have Guts

    02/19/2017 2:02:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | Richard Greene, Author of "Words That Shook The World"
    My Democratic Party believes there is man-made climate change. My Democratic Party believes in science. My Democratic Party believes in protecting the environment. On February 17, 2017 two Democratic United States Senators voted for a man who is a climate denier, a science denier and a destroyer of the environment to head The Environmental Protection Agency. For that alone, Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp must be primaried in 2018 and we should start finding qualified, principled, Progressive candidates in their states today who can take them on and represent true Democratic values in Congress. I dont care that West Virginia...
  • President Trump is just Rubio or Bush with a Twitter account, Mitch McConnell says

    02/19/2017 1:28:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Republican President Donald Trumps first month in office is the sort of beginning that any other Republican president may have had, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. As I look at what we might have expected from a President Mitt Romney or a President Marco Rubio, or a President Jeb Bush at the beginning of their tenures in office, I cant see much difference between what President Trump is doing and what they would have done, McConnell, R-Ky. told a Capitol news conference. Trumps chaotic first month has included an appeals court rejection of his travel ban on citizens...
  • Hillary Clinton's staffers are keeping up the fight

    02/19/2017 1:31:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Zac Petkanas thought he was done with politics after the 2016 election. He was ready to move into the private sector -- or maybe chase a dream job in the art world. Then his boss, Hillary Clinton, lost. Within 48 hours -- infuriated by the Cabinet prospects being floated by Donald Trump's transition team, like Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke for homeland security secretary -- Petkanas had decided he couldn't change careers yet. "Tuesday was the election. Wednesday I was sleepless and tired and very sad," he said. "And Thursday I got extremely angry." Petkanas quickly transitioned from Clinton's director of...
  • NAACP Leader Balks At Idea Of Congressional White Caucus [VIDEO]

    02/18/2017 6:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ian Mason
    Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, was at loss for words Thursday night as former Reagan adviser Jeffrey Lord injected a hypothetical Congressional White Caucus into a debate on CNNs Anderson Cooper 360. The racially charged exchange began during a discussion of President Trump having asked an African-American reporter from a black-focused new radio outlet if she knew the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Frankly I used to think the Congressional Black Caucus, when it was first formed, was a good thing, Lord began. I changed my mind on this. I dont think there should...
  • Epic line forms for Trump rally in Florida, reaches a mile outside the gate

    02/18/2017 3:26:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    According to Twitter uses on the scene, attendees waiting to hear President Donald Trump speak at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport hangar waited several hours to get in and the line reportedly stretched at least one mile past the gate. Other journalists tweeted out images of the crowd inside the hangar, which looked to be sizable and eager to hear Trump speak in what the White House has called a campaign event. Citizen journalists were also documenting the event as Air Force One arrived around 5:30 p.m....
  • National Guard memo is reminiscent of what led up to World War II, a top House Democrat says

    02/17/2017 6:42:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 17, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus said Friday that reports that the Trump administration had considered deploying tens of thousands of National Guard troops to apprehend undocumented immigrants were outrageous and very reminiscent of what led up to World War II. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) made the statement in an interview for C-SPANs Newsmakers program shortly after the Associated Press broke news of the draft Department of Homeland Security memo. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the memo was not a White House document and that there is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the...
  • Jeb Bush Mocks Trumps Border Wall

    02/17/2017 1:48:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gabrielle Levy
    Jeb Bush is mocking President Donald Trump as his plan to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico is running up against tough political and practical obstacles. Bush, a former presidential candidate and Florida governor who took heat from Republicans for his relatively moderate stance on immigration, on Friday tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal column that said Trump's plan is "easier said than done." "Reality sets in," Bush wrote....
  • Elijah Cummings: Happy to Meet with Trump who He Says is My President (WATCH)

    02/16/2017 11:24:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    EURWeb ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    *Well now, the situation with the White House and African American political leaders is getting real interesting with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings saying hes happy to sit down with President Trump. Even though Cummings has no problem meeting with Trump, but he disputes the presidents assertion that he didnt want to meet up, adding that, after all, Trump is my president. Thursday afternoon Cummings who serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee spoke with CNNs Wolf Blitzer who inquired if he would go over to the White House ASAP if he were to get a call...
  • Senate Dems introduce legislation to roll back Trump's immigration actions

    02/16/2017 9:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    United Press International ^ | February 16, 2017 | Andrew V. Pestano
    Democrats in the Senate on Thursday introduced legislation to rescind President Donald Trump's executive order prioritizing deportation of "criminal" undocumented immigrants. Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hironio introduced the legislation. The Senators said the bill is designed to keep immigrant families together and they urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. During a press conference, Cortez Masto said Trump's administration has created an "unprecedented deportation machine" following high-profile immigration raids. The Democratic-led legislation would also roll back Trump's order targeting so-called "sanctuary cities"-- cities that do not deport undocumented immigrants despite federal...
  • Trump Book Hits New York Times Bestseller List

    02/16/2017 6:40:42 AM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Feb 2017
    Despite a major media blackout of a blockbuster new book on the Trump presidency, The New York Times reports that it is debuting at No. 6 on its bestseller list. In this Sunday's New York Times, David Horowitz's "Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America," will be the No. 6 bestseller in the nation for both hardcover nonfiction books and e-book/hardcover nonfiction. Released the week of President Donald Trump's inauguration, the book immediately shot to the top of online bestseller lists, including Amazon. "Big Agenda" is the first major book to be released on Trump's presidency. It reveals what...
  • Graham: Connection between Trump campaign, Russian intelligence would be 'game changer'

    02/15/2017 9:14:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Reports that President Trump's campaign aides had regular contact with Russian intelligence officials would be a "game changer" if true and would warrant a select committee to investigate, according to Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.). The GOP senator in an interview early Wednesday called for a "preliminary investigation" to see if further scrutiny is warranted after The New York Times and CNN reported that Trump campaign aides and allies spoke regularly with members of Russian intelligence....
  • Trump would beat Elizabeth Warren in hypothetical 2020 presidential election, poll shows

    02/15/2017 8:55:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2017 | Adam Edelman
    President Trump would beat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-.Mass) in a hypothetical presidential election matchup but would lose to a generic Democrat, a new poll out Wednesday showed. Trump would defeat Warren, a darling of the left-wing of the Democratic Party, 42%-36%, the latest Morning Consult / Politico poll showed. But Trump would lose to a "generic Democratic candidate" 43%-35%, indicating substantial vulnerability amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the relationship top Trump aides have had with Russian operatives....
  • Clinton Officials Denounce Alleged Trump Campaign Officials Contacts With Russia

    02/14/2017 9:40:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 14, 2017 | Phil Helsel
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign spokesman Tuesday night called the information in a New York Times report which said intercepted phone calls showed that officials of Donald Trump's campaign had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence officials a "colossal scandal." Brian Fallon, the Clinton campaign's press secretary, said on Twitter that the report, posted online Tuesday night by The New York Times, proved "everything we suspected during the campaign."(continued)
  • Dems Hope to Ride Grassroots' Anti-Trump Wave Till 2018

    02/13/2017 8:20:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 13, 2017 | James Arkin
    BALTIMORE They may be the minority party, but House Democrats are feeling energized these days and for good reason. They point to the grassroots protests, marches and town-hall disruptions of recent weeks as a sign that President Trump has already sparked involvement by their base at historic levels. The high-profile protests so far have been organic, not organized by any party apparatus from the womens march on inauguration weekend to the thousands who showed up at airports following Trumps executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries. Dozens of lawmakers joined in the events...
  • Im Still All Trumped Up Bellwether county thinks the new president is doing just fine

    02/13/2017 5:26:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 13, 2017 | Adam Wren
    TERRE HAUTE, IndianaOn the first Saturday of Donald Trumps presidency, as protesters and marchers stormed the nations capital and cities around the country, Dick and Jane Ames threw a party. Four days earlier, they visited a Party Mania store and purchased two big red balloons, $11 apiece, one in the shape of the number 4 and the other in the shape of a 5. For $50, they purchased a cardboard cutout of the guest of honor. Jane, 74, prepared a tantalizing, if at first blush random, spread of food. She whipped up a tamale casserole, a tossed salad with tomatoes,...
  • The Daily 202: DNC chair candidates say Clinton lost because she talked too much about Trump

    02/13/2017 3:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 13, 2017 | James Hohmann and Breanne Deppisch
    BALTIMORE Every leading contender to take over the Democratic National Committee believes Hillary Clinton focused too much on attacking Donald Trump at the expense of articulating an affirmative case for holding the White House. During their final showdown before the chairmans election in Atlanta on Feb. 25, there was consensus that the partys problems derive mainly from subpar organization and communication not anything fundamental. We forgot to talk to people, said Tom Perez, who was secretary of labor until last month and a finalist to be Clintons running mate last summer. Im a big believer in data analytics,...
  • If You Think Russia Stole the Election, Answer This Question.

    02/13/2017 11:16:28 AM PST · by comonbaby · 28 replies
    For some time now we have been hearing media pundits, politicians, and celebrities tell us that the Russians stole the election from the grasps of Hillary Clinton and gave it to Donald Trump. Personally, I dont understand how some emails being released could have caused such a huge electoral college shellacking. Donald Trump won by 74 votes (a margin that by Presidential election standards is not even close). Nevertheless, I like to think I am a fair person. That is why Ill play along for a moment with the notion that the Russians successfully swayed the opinions of millions of...
  • Vanity - 2018......Democrat or Republican!!!

    02/13/2017 8:21:50 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    In June, 2015, as Donald J. Trump jumped into the POTUS race, I sent an e-mail a long time friend of mine, who happens to be one of the top pollster pundits in the USA, telling him to not to jump onto the Hillary Clinton bandwagon, because the Democrats have lost the blue collar vote and are losing the African-American vote with every passing day!!! In detail, I outlined that Trump would win easily, even with the massive illegal voting by Obama/Clinton & the Democrat Party. Of course he did not heed my input and began mocking DJT, as did...
  • Trump is surprising me in a good way: Column

    02/12/2017 8:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    USA Today | February 10, 2017 | Dan Lucas, The Salem Statesman Journal
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2017/02/10/trump-surprising-me-despite-misgivings-column/97743022/
  • The dirty secret smart Democrats know (but won't admit) about Trump

    02/12/2017 7:42:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | February 13, 2017 | Douglas E. Schoen, Democratic pollster and consultant
    President Trump's shocking victory in November and the tumultuous beginning of his presidency have shattered many assumptions about American politics. For many liberals and progressives, the weeks since Donald Trumps inauguration have been filled with soul-searching and even confusion about their place in American politics. Trumps flurry of executive orders, coming in quick succession on matters ranging from federal employment and immigration to reorganizing the National Security Council, have driven deep division within the Democratic party. The reaction to Trumps action have pitted pragmatic, center-left politicians against protesting activists forming The Resistance. Many Democratic disagreements with Trumps executive orders are...
  • [Seattle Trotskyite Socialist City councilor] Kshama Sawant: Anti-Trump protests a 'historic' chance

    02/12/2017 4:10:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 12, 2017 | Patrick Strickland
    American leftists see huge gains as anger grows against Donald Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies. The election of far-right President Donald Trump has led to a surge in membership of socialist organisations across the United States. During his first few weeks in office, Trump has already issued a flurry of executive orders targeting Muslims and immigrants, while moving to lift regulations on Wall Street. In response, protests have taken place in cities across the country. Last week, demonstrations against Trump's now frozen ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries were held at airports. The day after his inauguration, millions joined...
  • Stephen Miller for SCOTUS. Please......

    02/12/2017 2:03:41 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 55 replies
    Holy heck. This guy is even better than Trump. Go watch him conquer the media. He is in his 30's. A badass big time. Possibly he can short term replace Sean. He makes them freak the heck out. SCOTUS IMHO is where he belongs.
  • Supporters Want Bernie Sanders To Start His Own Party

    02/11/2017 8:33:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 10, 2017 | Juliana Rose Pignataro, International Business Times
    Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic presidential nomination last year, but it appears he hasnt lost the ardent support of his fan base. Some people who were feeling the Bern, including members of the Vermont senators campaign staff, certain delegates and a group of volunteers began a campaign Thursday for Sanders to spearhead his own political party. Draft Bernie for a Peoples Party is aimed at transforming Sanders amorphous, widespread support base into a new, concrete political party. The proposed party said it intends to mobilize opposition to President Donald Trump. This party will offer new progressive electoral choices...
  • Trump is in control of fight with California

    02/11/2017 7:36:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 11, 2017 | Susan Shelley
    Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, California has resembled the busty blonde B-movie actress in a horror film. You know the look. Eyes wide. Red lips parted halfway between a gasp and a scream. Hands frozen in mid-flail. That was the reaction in the scene where President Trump called California out of control and said he might have to cut off federal funds. This terrifying prospect has public officials up and down the state looking everywhere for a copy of the U.S. Constitution. It says he cant do that, right? States have rights. Right? You might think so if...
  • Chaos presidency? Nope. Its all going according to plan.

    02/10/2017 6:13:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 9, 2017 | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
    The word on everyones lips in Washington now in newsrooms and advocacy groups, in congressional offices and embassies is firehose. As in the high-pressure stream of White House orders. The daily deluge of Donald Trumps tweets blaming so-called judges for future terror attacks and assailing Nordstrom for dropping his daughters clothing line for poor sales. The tsunami of statements inflating the murder rate and hyping the terrorist threat, while aides mind-bendingly blame the media for not covering massacres in Bowling Green and Atlanta that never happened. With each new volley, drinking from the Trump firehose feels ever more...
  • In Messaging War, House Dems Face Goliath in Trump

    02/10/2017 5:48:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 8, 2017 | James Arkin
    BALTIMORE The hail of tweets, executive orders and announcements from the White House in President Trumps first two weeks in office drew a uniform reaction from House Democrats: opposition and outrage. But in the age of Trump, when news moves at a stunning pace and can change on a dime, Democrats are searching for the most effective way to push back. The topic dominated discussion as House Democrats opened their annual retreat here Monday. Unlike their counterparts in the Senate, Democrats in the lower chamber dont have many legislative ways to fight against the White House and congressional Republicans. They...
  • Pelosi on Trump: 'There Is Nothing the Democrats Can Work with Him on'

    02/10/2017 9:08:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 9, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    House Democrats kicked off their retreat in Baltimore with Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declaring that, while they previously vowed to work with President Trump on areas of agreement, there won't be areas of agreement if the White House doesn't change. "Three weeks in the White House has really revealed that President Trump is exactly who we thought he is -- incompetent, and in some cases, in terms of our national security, dangerous. Perpetuating a massive con on those who he said that he would stand up against powerful interests," Pelosi told reporters Wednesday. "He's out there to Make American Sick...
  • Hillary Clinton Twitter trolls Trump and gets stung by Kellyanne Conway for it

    02/09/2017 7:54:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 9, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    President Trumps former campaign competitor Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to poke at him on Thursday after his travel ban executive order had been struck down by an appeals court, and she had a very simple message.(TWEET-AT-LINK)The reference is to the legal battles hes lost over the ban, with this latest one being the most dire. But, it didnt take long for Trumps top advisor, Kellyanne Conway to come back at her with her own snarky tweet: (TWEET-AT-LINK) Those, of course, are the states that Trump flipped in the election to rip victory from Hillary and devastate the Democratic party....
  • Big whiff: No wins for Democrats in showdowns with Trump

    02/09/2017 6:42:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    They are comforting themselves with moral victories, but for Democrats, there have been no concrete wins so far in their showdowns with the Trump administration. The Senate vote Tuesday confirming Betsy DeVos as education secretary was the latest example, with the minority party holding all its own troops and even gaining the support of some Republicans and still falling short in their bid to thwart President Trump. Its not for lack of trying. Democrats staged a rally outside the Supreme Court last week to protest Mr. Trumps executive order for extreme vetting at ports of entry for people from...
  • Tucker Carlson: I think Elizabeth Warren would have beaten Trump last year

    02/09/2017 2:41:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 9, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Via the Right Scoop, I dont know that Id go that far. But Im also not sure, as I said yesterday, that Warren will be as useful a hate object to the GOP as it hopes and expects. Tuckers not sure either: I dont know, though. I mean, I see your point, I think its a smart point, but I also think in fact, Id bet money that if Elizabeth Warren had received the Democratic nomination, shed be the president right now, because she is in line with what Democratic voters think. She has a worldview, she can...
  • White House: Trump not open to 'Gang of Eight' immigration bill

    02/09/2017 2:05:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Thursday disputed reports that President Trump is open to considering a sweeping 2013 immigration bill that offered a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Reports emerged Thursday that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told journalists on Capitol Hill that Trump told a bipartisan gathering of lawmakers he is receptive to the so-called Gang of Eight bill. He is open to reviewing the piece of legislation. He says, Well, youve got to start working on it again. And I says, Absolutely, we will, Manchin said of Trump, according to NBC News. But White House press secretary Sean...
  • Dear GOP: Gird Your Loins and be ready for Battle over the Supreme Court

    02/09/2017 6:38:15 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If you think the riots and marches are bad now, wait until President Trump gets a chance at filling a second or even third vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. The nastiness, vulgarities, property damage, and violence we see now are nothing compared to what we will witness if the American left sees the legality of their perverse sexual agenda threatened. With the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated as the result of the death of Antonin Scalia, liberals at every level of political involvement are already throwing a hissy-fit.
  • Sarah Palin under consideration for ambassador to Canada? White House doesn't say no

    02/09/2017 1:10:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Sarah Palin's name been making the rounds for weeks as a prospective ambassador to Canada, and today the White House suggested that it's not outside the realm of possibility. Palin gave President Trump a shock endorsement last year as the first state, Iowa, prepared to hold its caucus. And she once worked with Canada to construct an oil and gas pipeline in her state. At the White House's daily briefing Wednesday, a reporter asked if Palin was under consideration to represent the United States' interests north of the border. 'We have no additional ambassador nominations or announcements to make on...
  • Anti-Trump Protests Will Fail If Tied To Democratic Party

    02/09/2017 12:03:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Popular Resistance ^ | January 22, 2017 | John Stauber
    A Real Populist Rebellion is Needed to Challenge the System of Systemic Corruption Why the Trump Protests, Like the Wisconsin Uprising, Will Fail The massive, continuing protests against President Trump, #NotMyPresident, are not a movement and will only benefit Trump. They are an emotional tactic devoid of strategy, and one that has made Trump stronger and stronger since it was first unleashed during the Republican primaries at the beginning of 2016. Trump is a racist narcissist pig, unfit to exist, much less govern, or so the meme goes. But despite losing the popular vote he mat slammed Hillary and the...
  • Protests didnt hurt Reagan, and theyre not going to stop Trump

    02/08/2017 7:01:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | February 8, 2017 | Julian Zelizer
    Is President Trump in the process of imploding? Some see reason to think so. Given the major fallout over his travel ban, ranging from the spontaneous protests that have broken out worldwide to a federal judge ruling that the ban needed to be stopped, it seems as though Trump is struggling. Over the past few days, many commentators have pointed to the presidents abysmally low approval ratings, with 53 percent of Americans unhappy with the way that he has handled the job, as evidence that his power may be vastly limited by his unpopularity. With Trump madly (and impotently) tweeting...