Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,554
33%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Forum: GOP Club

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Hillary is running a Remain campaign. She needs to change track – or she’ll lose. (Re: Brexit)

    07/29/2016 6:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Open Democracy ^ | July 28, 2016 | Simon Redford
    American voters, like many who opted for Leave in the UK's EU referendum, are angry and want change. The Democrats will lose if they offer a message of continuity. “For things to stay the same, things need to change” - The Leopard “The job of the conservative is to stand athwart history and yell ‘stop!’” - William Buckley It is one of the ironies of American politics that the conservatives in the Republican Party often come across as radical insurgents, while self-styled progressives in the Democratic Party tend to sound pretty conservative. The Jacobins in the Republican Party want to...
  • 2016 Presidential Polling Scandal

    07/29/2016 5:27:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    FITS News ^ | July 29, 2016
    REUTERS CHANGES ITS POLL AFTER DONALD TRUMP ERASES HILLARY CLINTON’S HUGE Two weeks ago, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was leading GOP nominee Donald Trump by a whopping 13 percent, according to Reuters/ Ipsos’ polling. Clinton’s 46-33 percent margin in this survey was due to the fact that “Americans have become increasingly positive about Clinton this month.” Really? How quickly things can change. This week, Reuters/ Ipsos’ polling shows Trump leading Clinton by a 39-37 margin – a huge swing. Clearly this cannot stand. The government-media-corporate-Hollywood elite have already decreed that Clinton will win the presidency … and lots of...
  • Clinton Campaign Manager: Hillary Will Earn Trust After She’s Elected President

    07/29/2016 5:13:53 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/29/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook says voters will trust Hillary Clinton more after she’s elected president. Politico notes Mook suggested “the American people will have to observe Hillary as president before fully trusting her” during an “Off Message” podcast interview with Glenn Thrush.
  • Election 2016 is over. Trump won

    07/29/2016 10:47:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    USA Today | July 29, 2016 | David Mastio
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/29/trump-polls-winning-clinton-democratic-convention-speech-column/87700524/?AID=10709313&PID=6164151&SID=ir81fabw28015ndv00dth
  • Was Trump's poll rise because of, not despite, the convention?

    07/29/2016 10:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2016 | Sean Higgins
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump got a poll boost from last week's convention, rising 5 points in RealClearPolitics.com's weighted poll average since it began, putting him almost a point above Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. This was despite a convention that by any standard was a raucous mess, suggesting that maybe controlled, tightly scripted conventions aren't the benefit they are assumed to be. The Republican event in Cleveland including numerous stories of last-minute resistance by the "Never Trump" folks, pundit Laura Ingraham providing liberals with fodder to claim she ended her speech with a Hitler salute, the Trump campaign getting caught...
  • NEW ELECTION POLL: TRUMP UP BY 6 AFTER DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

    07/29/2016 10:13:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Regated ^ | July 29, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    JULY 29: A new election poll released this morning (conducted on July 28) by the USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll shows that Donald Trump has 46.7% of the total popular vote, while Hillary Clinton lags behind with 40.6% of the popular vote. 2,188 people were surveyed. This is a very surprising result, considering that the Democratic National Convention usually gives the Democratic candidate a large boost in the polls. It did not seem to be the case this year for Hillary Clinton....
  • Keep It At Seventeen Inches

    07/29/2016 9:30:11 AM PDT · by Redwood71 · 14 replies
    2016 | Rusty Demeluis
    In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh man, worth every penny of my airfare.” Who, is John Scolinos, I wondered. No matter, I was just happy to be there. In 1996, Coach Scolinos was 78...
  • Riots and Massive Protests Occurred Outside the DNC. Funny that the Media Hasn’t Mentioned That

    07/28/2016 10:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | July 28, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    Funny how that wasn't brought up. As some know, a four mile long fence was constructed around the DNC - go figure - to keep out unwanted protestors. These "unwanted protestors" being groups like Black Lives Matter - go figure again - and angry former Sanders voters who feel the DNC cheated them out of what they feel is their rightful candidate's nomination. According to UnicornRiot, which has been covering the activities outside of the DNC, these Bernie voters were many, and mad...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Petard

    07/28/2016 9:47:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | July 27, 2016 | Editorial of The New York Sun
    “Why do I have to get involved with Putin? I have nothing to do with Putin. I’ve never spoken to him. I don’t know anything about him other than he will respect me. He doesn’t respect our president. And if it is Russia—which it’s probably not, nobody knows who it is—but if it is Russia, it’s really bad for a different reason, because it shows how little respect they have for our country, when they would hack into a major party and get everything. But it would be interesting to see—I will tell you this—Russia, if you’re listening, I hope...
  • Billionaire Republican Donors Urge Kochs to Back Trump

    07/28/2016 9:14:32 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/28/16 | Newsmax
    A group of at least six wealthy Republican donors is urging the billionaire Koch brothers to step off the sidelines of the U.S. presidential election to back Donald Trump, arguing they will want influence with the New York businessman they have harshly criticized if he wins the White House in November. The financiers, prominent members of the sprawling 700-member Koch donor network, have been making their case in emails and phone calls to Charles and David Koch ahead of their bi-annual donor seminar, which begins Saturday in Colorado, according to four donors involved in the loosely-coordinated effort and advisers representing...
  • Even after a convention that critics panned, Trump got a big bounce. Will Clinton gain now too?

    07/28/2016 9:03:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2016 | David Lauter
    Donald Trump has gotten a significant boost from his party’s nominating convention last week; now, Hillary Clinton will try for her own. Clinton and her supporters won’t know for several days how much Thursday’s acceptance speech will improve her standing with voters — polls lag behind the events they measure because gathering accurate data takes time. In Trump’s case, the post-convention bounce started to show up in a significant way on Sunday in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak tracking poll of the presidential race. The boost continued to build for several days and Trump now holds a 7-percentage-point lead,...
  • Trump’s strategy to distract from Democratic convention carries risks, rewards

    07/28/2016 5:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | July 28, 2016 | Stephen Loiaconi|
    Following Donald Trump’s unusual mid-Democratic National Convention press conference Wednesday, two schools of thought quickly formed among political observers. Liberals and conservative Trump critics saw his comments, particularly his call for Russia to hack and release Hillary Clinton’s personal emails, as disastrous and disqualifying. Some argued that the Republican nominee felt the need to act out because the media was so focused on the Democrats. “Trump’s statement is impossible to defend on the merits,” wrote Dara Lind of Vox. “But it’s actually really easy to understand why he made it: Donald Trump hasn’t been in the news yet all week.”...
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld: Yes, we’ve spoken to Mitt Romney and he’s considering an endorsement

    07/28/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, Romney already said he’d take a look at Johnson in an interview with CNN last month (excerpted in the clip below) but that was hypothetical and qualified by concerns over libertarian support for legal weed. Johnson and Weld are telling you now that things are in motion. Does Romney have anything to lose at this point by going the whole nine yards and endorsing a third-party candidate? He’s already gone eight yards in refusing to back Trump, and he saw what sort of reception Ted Cruz got for the lesser offense of politely avoiding an endorsement. Any...
  • Pelosi says uneducated white men like Donald Trump because of ‘guns, gays and God.’ Is she right?

    07/28/2016 11:38:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 28, 2016 | Amber Phillips and Emily Guskin
    And I think that, so many times, white — non-college-education — educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose. --House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Judy Woodruff in an interview Wednesday What Nancy Pelosi said isn't necessarily a new idea: the theory that white, working class men vote Republican because of social issues and -- from Democrats' perspective -- to the detriment of their economic interests. But it is worth taking a closer look...
  • Election Update: Why Our Model Is Bullish On Trump, For Now

    07/28/2016 11:03:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nate Silver, Founder & Editor-in-chief
    Further polling since the Republican National Convention has tended to confirm our impressions from earlier this week: Donald Trump has almost certainly gotten a convention bounce, and has moved into an extremely close race with Hillary Clinton. But Trump’s convention bounce is not all that large. You can find polls showing almost no bounce for Trump, and others showing gains in the mid-to-high single digits. Those disagreements are pretty normal and, overall, the polls suggest a net gain of 3 to 4 percentage points for Trump. That would be right in line with the average bounce in conventions since 2004,...
  • Democrats Aim for Optimism in Philadelphia Amid National Gloom

    07/27/2016 10:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 27, 2016 | Sam Frizell
    A battle for the sentiment of the American people The first night of the Republican convention last week began with a clear message: Americans are in peril. “The vast majority of Americans today do not feel safe,” former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said July 18, setting the tone in Cleveland. A week later, Democrats in Philadelphia agreed about the peril. Where they differed, though, was the cause. “Donald Trump, with all his rhetoric, will literally make us less safe,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “No major party nominee in the history of the station has ever known less or...
  • Indian-Americans for Trump: Desi Republicans are steadily lining up to back their party's candidate

    07/27/2016 6:28:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Scroll ^ | July 2, 2016 | Seema Sirohi
    His tough talk on immigration, terrorism and perception of being a doer are big draws. Indian-American supporters of the Republican Party in the US are slowly but surely falling behind Donald Trump, the party's controversial nominee, who has promised a safer, better and stronger America. Broadly, their reasons include Trump’s unforgiving stance on terrorism, his promise to stop illegal immigration, his business ties with India and his tough position on China and Pakistan. At the bottom of it all, there is fear that America is no longer what it used to be, or what they want it to be –...
  • DNC Speaker Shouts Her Abortion and the Crowd Cheers

    07/27/2016 4:40:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 27, 2016 | John McCormack
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) When talking about abortion, Democratic politicians and activists usually prefer to speak euphemistically: The dismemberment or lethal poisoning of a baby who hasn't been born yet is almost always referred to as "reproductive health care" or "a woman's choice." The group NARAL, once known as the National Abortion Rights Action League, went so far as to change its name to NARAL Pro-Choice America so its supporters and allies could avoid saying the a-word. When talking about abortion, Democratic politicians and activists usually prefer to speak euphemistically: The dismemberment or lethal poisoning of a baby who hasn't been born yet...
  • Poll: Trump Inching Up With Battleground-State Latinos

    07/27/2016 2:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ethan Epstein
    Donald Trump has said, with characteristic braggadocio, that he will "win the Latino vote." Probably not. But if a new poll from Latino Decisions is to be trusted, the real estate magnate is doing better among Latinos than conventional wisdom would ever have thought possible. The poll of 800 registered Latino voters in 12 battleground states, which was released during a press conference a couple of miles from the site of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday afternoon, found that Hillary Clinton takes 71 percent of Latino support, versus 24 percent who back Trump, and five percent who are undecided....
  • Vice President Joe Biden: ‘Moral’ Sanders Supporters ‘Can’t Vote for Trump’

    07/27/2016 1:04:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Suzan Clarke
    To so-called “Bernie-or-Bust” supporters who are adamant that they won’t vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, vice president Joe Biden said he’d offer the following message: “If you’re as moral and centered as you say you are, I know you can’t vote for Trump. I know.” Biden's comments came yesterday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Clinton made history later that day as the first female major party nominee in the nation’s history when Bernie Sanders, her rival, threw his support behind her even as some of his supporters...
  • Hundreds of Sanders supporters walk out after Clinton nominated

    07/27/2016 11:30:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 26, 2016 | Isaac Arnsdorf , Darren Samuelsohn, Katie Glueck and Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Demonstrators swarm the press tent with chants recalling Occupy Wall Street. More than a hundred Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the Wells Fargo Center after Hillary Clinton won the roll call vote making her the Democratic nominee for president. The demonstration flouted the party's efforts to quell the revolt, even after Sanders himself moved to nominate Clinton by acclamation, and there were essentially no audible nays in the arena during the voice vote. . . Waving "Bernie or Bust" signs and wearing gags, Robin Hood hats and at least one Princess Leia costume, the demonstrators chanted "Walk out," "This...
  • Damning Emails Show Anti-Trump Protests Were Fueled by DNC

    07/27/2016 10:21:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 25, 2016 | Kyle Becker
    It’s not a revelation that the Democratic National Committee seeks to damage its perennial rival the Republican Party any chance it gets. But an email dump courtesy of Wikileaks reveals the DNC interfering in the Republican nomination process by fueling protests at Trump events. At multiple Trump events, the DNC coordinated with outside groups to protest the future Republican presidential nominee. Regarding a protest in San Francisco, DNC officials helped coordinate a Trump protest that resulted in blocked traffic. The Daily Caller reported: On April 29, a DNC press staffer, Rachel Palermo, alerted Eric Walker, deputy communications director, about a...
  • US election: Obama tells Democrats to be scared of Trump

    07/27/2016 8:53:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Democrats should be "running scared" at the challenge posed by Donald Trump, President Obama has said. After launching his candidacy as an outsider last year, Mr Trump went on to overcome all rivals to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. Some polls have since indicated he is leading Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Asked by NBC News if Mr Trump could win, Mr Obama said: "I've seen all kinds of crazy stuff happen." "I think anybody who goes into campaigns not running scared can end up losing," he added. Obama's key quotes on Trump in NBC interview â—¾"My...
  • DNC Hack: For The Love Of God, Don’t Talk About Common Core

    07/27/2016 7:58:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Leaked emails in the recent Democratic National Committee (DNC) Wikileaks hack reveal that DNC officials view Common Core as a political “third rail” and want party members to avoid talking about it. Well, sometimes, at least. The remarks were made by DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker while discussing a planned video that would denounced the GOP as hostile to teachers. Walker was highly critical of a part of the video that would mention Common Core, and said it had to go at all costs. “Common Core is a political third rail that we should not be touching at all....
  • Where the Race Stands -- Post-RNC Edition

    07/26/2016 11:46:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 26, 2016 | Sean Trende
    Back in the summer of 2015, when Donald Trump rode down the escalator in Trump Tower, the debate was not about whether he would win the Republican nomination, much less the presidency. It was about whether he would even file his papers. He did. The debate quickly coalesced around how many weeks he would last. Weeks turned into months, as he quickly took the lead in the polls. The debate then shifted to how soon he would become this cycle’s Herman Cain, who led in the polls briefly in 2011 before collapsing, followed by confident predictions about why his insensitive...
  • How Sanders Delegates Organized a Walkout Under Everyone's Nose [hundreds walkout, not dozens!]

    07/26/2016 11:46:06 PM PDT · by catnipman · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/26/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    There are at least 15,000 members of the media in Philadelphia right now, along with virtually every progressive movement leader and Democratic elected official in the country. Yet no one seemed aware that hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates planned to walk out of the Democratic National Convention in unison Tuesday, at the precise moment party unity was supposed to reach a crescendo. The walkout, which came as Sanders personally moved to nominate Hillary Clinton by acclimation, left hundreds of seat on the convention floor empty ...
  • DNC 2016: Demonstrators demonstrate Dems have problems with Clinton candidacy | Mulshine

    07/26/2016 6:18:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 26, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    PHILADELPHIA – I'll say this for Hillary Clinton. She certainly attracts a high-quality sort of protester. The people who showed up to protest Donald Trump last week in Cleveland were a self-centered bunch of attention-seekers. That chant that ended "five, six, seven, eight, America was never great!" was not intended to score political points with either side in this contest. But the Bernie Sanders supporters who showed up at the City of Brotherly Love have, coincidentally enough, shown a lot of brotherly love. Unlike in Cleveland, where the convention was held in a crowded downtown, this is being held in...
  • Trump edges ahead of Clinton in U.S. presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/26/2016 5:53:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | Chris Kahn
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May. Trump's gains came as he accepted his party's nomination to the Nov. 8 ballot at the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, and as Clinton's nomination in Philadelphia this week was marred by party divisions and the resignation of a top party official. The July 22-26 poll found that 39 percent of likely voters supported Trump, 37 percent supported Clinton and 24 percent would...
  • Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

    07/26/2016 5:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Transcript. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia. And I'm with NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea. And Don and I and many others from NPR are going to be covering the Democratic National Convention, which begins tonight, Don. But, I mean, there's already been news coming out all weekend. The activity has begun. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: Remember those sleepy summer weekends of your No more. GREENE: (Laughter). That's right. GONYEA: So on Friday, Hillary Clinton chose her running mate,...
  • BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATES SILENCED AGAIN – NOT GIVEN FORMS TO SUBMIT ALTERNATE VP

    07/26/2016 4:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Regated ^ | July 26, 2016 | Shane Ashton
    According to Jim Geraghty, the senior political correspondent for the National Review, the delegates who support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention were not allowed to be given the correct forms which would have allowed them to nominate and vote for an alternate vice president.(TWEET-AT-LINK) As reported by the National Review, 88 percent of Sanders delegates do not like Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine, former governor and current senator from Virginia. As covered by REGATED, Kaine holds many stances counter to progressive ideals. He has supported trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership as recently as Thursday,...
  • I am at the DNC in Philadelphia and I cannot find a single Hillary supporter

    07/25/2016 8:38:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Tab ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Phinney
    Just seas and seas of Bernie or busters PHILADELPHIA — As I crawled into the back of my Uber this morning and asked to be driven to City Hall, my driver laughed. “You’re sure you don’t want to go further North instead?” she joked, “might be quicker to head uptown and then walk back.” Unamused and sweaty, I dismissed her comment and turned back to my phone to collect my thoughts before the long day. Moments later, the car jolted and I looked up to see that there were streams of people walking in front of and around us. There...
  • 'Lock her up': Sanders supporters adopt Trump's attack line on Clinton

    07/25/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 25, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt and Dan Roberts in Philadelphia
    ‘We have got to defeat Donald Trump and elect Clinton,’ Sanders says – but protesters boo and express anger in Philadelphia over the leaked DNC emails Bernie Sanders supporters adopted one of Donald Trump’s attack lines against Hillary Clinton at the opening of the Democratic national convention on Monday, chanting “lock her up” at protests in downtown Philadelphia. Around 200 people were gathered at Philadelphia City Hall at noon, ahead of a planned march through the city. Most of the crowd were Sanders supporters, who voiced their anger at the leaked Democratic National Committee emails that showed behind-the-scenes support for...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Staffers Keeping Close Eye on Tim Canova's Rise (Debbie's opponent)

    07/25/2016 3:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Update 8:30 a.m.: Tim Canova says he will file an election complaint against the DNC over the email leaks, which he contends show Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaking election rules. "Our lawyers are preparing a complaint against Wasserman Schultz that we will file with the FEC for her wrongful use of DNC resources in her campaign against me, based on the WikiLeaks disclosures," he says. Update 10:45 a.m.: It appears Debbie Wasserman Schultz personally asked staff to remove Tim Canova's name from a headline in a statement sent out after Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova. Original post: The fallout from the trove...
  • Sanders Supporters On The March Against Clinton

    07/25/2016 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    There's been a lot of talk about party unity at the Democratic National Convention, but many progressives who backed Bernie Sanders continue to have misgivings about Hillary Clinton. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention begins tonight. And I'm alongside NPR's Don Gonyea, who has covered a convention or two. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: I have. (LAUGHTER) GREENE: It's been a little while, Don, since we saw parties having to really work to come together. We saw that in Cleveland last week and, safe to say, we're seeing that in Philadelphia....
  • Some Democratic Delegates Are “Terrified” After Trump Takes The Lead In Polls

    07/25/2016 11:37:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Emma Loop and Talal Ansari from Philadelphia
    With two polls released Monday showing Trump ahead of Clinton, attendees of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia shared their thoughts on Trump’s “post-convention bump.” Last week’s Republican National Convention gave Donald Trump an edge over Hillary Clinton, according to a new CNN poll — and some Democratic delegates at the convention in Philadelphia said they are “terrified” and that the party needs to “do some serious thinking.” In a two-way national matchup — conducted over telephone with over 1,000 random adults — Trump polled at 48% to Clinton’s 45%. Another poll by Morning Consult released on Monday also showed...
  • Donald Trump's plan to win the week

    07/25/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee. Trump will campaign with his vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, this week in the crucial battleground states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, where he'll host a town hall in Scranton on Wednesday. The four-state swing will mark the first time Trump and his vice presidential nominee campaign at each other's side since Trump called on the Indiana governor to join him on the Republican ticket just before the Republican National Convention last week. But while the...
  • Who will win the presidency? (Trump 56.7%, Hillary 43.3% chance)

    07/25/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nate Silver
    (DATA-AND-CHARTS-AT-LINK)
  • Donald Trump Team Woos Bernie Sanders Supporters at Democratic Convention

    07/25/2016 3:24:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 24, 2016 | Charlotte Alter
    And after the DNC email leak, some Sanders supporters might be angry enough to switch sides Good fun could be had by all at a carnival-themed event hosted by the Republican Party in Philadelphia Sunday. There were bean-bag throws, a prize wheel and even a jumbo-sized version of Connect Four. One problem: the games were rigged so that Hillary Clinton won every time. That’s because the Republican Party was targeting a new voter base: ultra-liberal Bernie Sanders supporters. Trump laid out his pitch to Sanders voters in his acceptance speech at the RNC in Cleveland last Thursday, and continued his...
  • Rendell says Clinton needs to 'reconnect' with frustrated voters

    07/25/2016 2:57:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 24, 2016 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's top two campaign strategists plan to cede no ground to Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. “He is not going to win this state,” Robby Mook, 36, said flatly in Clinton's cheerfully decorated but cramped Philadelphia headquarters on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. “The fundamental reason Donald Trump is going to lose this state is because he doesn't have answers,” Mook said. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, the chair of the convention host committee, a longtime supporter of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and a tireless campaigner, concurs: “But this time, it is not going to...
  • Wikileaks DNC email dump reveals curious vetting process of Deray McKesson (Black Lives Matter)

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 24, 2016 | April Siese
    Wikileaks's ongoing series meant to discredit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has certainly shaken up the party she's representing. The leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails released on Friday brought to light improbable political tactics as well as called into question the Democrats' support of one of their own: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had been campaigning for the nomination until he endorsed Clinton at a joint rally July 12. One of the more surprising items to emerge from the DNC dump is political operatives' treatment of Black Lives Matter activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate Deray McKesson. In an email...
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • Hillary Clinton Statement on the Resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    07/24/2016 5:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    HillaryClinton.com ^ | July 24, 2016
    Following today’s resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her role as Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad...
  • USA: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban Endorses Donald Trump

    07/24/2016 5:14:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Politicoscope ^ | July 24, 2016 | Editor
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a “better option” for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton. “I am not a Donald Trump campaigner. I never thought it would occur to me that of the available options, he would be the better one for Europe and for Hungary,” Orban said in an annual speech at a summer school in Baile Tusnad in Romania. The right-wing leader said he was swayed by security proposals Trump had made in his acceptance speech as the Republican Party’s presidential...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Democrats must confront hard truths

    07/24/2016 3:25:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 23, july, 2016 | STEVE SEBELIUS
    As the party prepares to convene in the birthplace of democracy, it faces dangers from within and without that threaten to destroy its chances to govern at a time of uncertainty, upheaval and unpredictability. The nation’s attention has just been focused on four days of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, capped by a speech in which Donald Trump told us we were unsafe and could only be saved by a strong leader unbound by political correctness, unafraid to confront the world. Democrats have already begun focusing on the excesses of that convention but they risk missing the very important...
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it.

    07/24/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine
    We finally know who the major-party vice-presidential nominees are – Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much “veepstakes” speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what you’ve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, it’s not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. It’s true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • Hillary to Challenge Black Lives Matter with Tuesday DNC Program

    07/24/2016 2:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Hillary Clinton will issue a challenge to the Black Lives Matter movement at the Democratic National Convention next week by spotlighting the mothers of several African Americans who have been recently killed by police or gun violence. The Mothers of the Movement organization will be featured Tuesday at the convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, The Hill reports. The group first met with Clinton in November. The seven mothers include those of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in 2012; Eric Garner, a New York man killed in 2014 by a...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down as DNC chair following convention

    07/24/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz's announcement Sunday follows a firestorm over hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton during the primary, despite pledging neutrality. The leaked emails prompted primary runner-up Bernie Sanders to call for Wasserman Schultz's immediate resignation....
  • Clinton campaign freaking out as Donald Trump leads in the polls

    07/23/2016 10:16:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Regated ^ | July 23, 2016 | Victor Smith
    Amazing week at the RNC, huge rise in the polls, DNC leaks, pissed off Sanders supporters.. Not a good week for Hillary Clinton! In a recent poll done by OANN/Gravis where they asked a spread of 40% Democrats, 33% Republicans and 27% Independents who they would vote for, Donald Trump won with flying colors. Keep in mind these poll numbers came out before the DNC email leaks, where they were exposed for collusion with the media, lies and deception. Once new polls come out, there will be an even more drastic difference in people not wanting to vote for Hillary...
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO=> #NeverTrump Commies Push Elderly Veteran Off Ledge at RNC

    07/23/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 62 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 07/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    This was DISGUSTING!The RevCom Communists held several rallies at the RNC in Cleveland this past week. During one demonstration this #NeverTrump group pushed an elderly US veteran off a ledge. They wouldn’t let the man move on the on their platform and then pushed him off the ledge. AWFUL! Via Rebel Pundit [VIDEO].