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  • Nancy Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’

    04/23/2017 11:26:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 23, 2017 | Kailani Koenig
    While a deal to fund the government this week won't necessarily include funding for the construction of a complete border wall, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said there will be "enough to get going" — even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it "immoral." Asked by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview whether the Trump administration would push a government shutdown if border wall funding is not included in a bill to fund the government this week, Priebus said, "it will be enough in the negotiation for us to either move...
  • Trump supporters don't have buyer's remorse but some Clinton voters do: Poll

    04/23/2017 10:18:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 23, 2017 | Aaron Blake, The Washington Post
    Anecdotal stories about disillusioned supporters of Donald Trump are overdone. The fact is that, on a broad scale, Trump supporters say they aren't disappointed. In fact, a poll showed they were more pleased than disappointed, by about 5 to 1: "...The Pew Research Center released a poll showing very little buyer's remorse among Trump voters. The poll showed just 7% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say Trump has performed worse than they expected him to. Fully 38% - five times as many - say he has performed better." A new Washington Post-ABC News poll confirms this - in spades. And,...
  • Congressman Tells Girl That Trump Is More Dangerous Than A Terrorist

    04/22/2017 3:15:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jonah Bennett, National Security/Politics Reporter
    Democratic Rep. Mark DeSaulnier told an 11-year-old girl at a middle school in California Wednesday that President Donald Trump is more dangerous than a terrorist. While speaking at a town hall at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette, Calif., DeSaulnier moved to the Q&A portion of the event after his talk and answered the final question from Eden, an 11-year-old girl, with a bang, East Bay Times reported Saturday. “From the mouths of babes,” DeSaulnier said. “I think you should be concerned. This is dangerous stuff. I’ve said a few times, the most dangerous person in America isn’t a terrorist, it’s...
  • I never want to hear from Bernie Sanders again

    04/22/2017 2:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    deathandtaxes ^ | April 22, 2017 | Steve King
    I was always a big Bernie Sanders fan. In the darkest days of the Bush administration, he was a big deal. I still remember in 2006 when he won his U.S. Senate seat and thinking it was just the beginning; democratic-socialism was finally blowing up the way it should and that he was a legend in the making. Last year I learned some things that made me question why I always loved Bernie Sanders. He was playing dumb about knowing or helping up-and-coming populist Democrats such as himself, and was instead letting the DSCC and the Obama administration pick safe,...
  • Stop Lying to Yourself About Donald Trump

    04/22/2017 1:48:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! Celebrity ^ | April 21, 2017 | Charles P. Pierce, Esquire
    WASHINGTON-Here inside the Beltway bubble, we don't really know what's happening in real America. (To that end, the satellite radio monopoly has given a radio show to Salena Zito, chronicler of the salt of the earth for those people for whom Hillbilly Elegy is too heavy a lift.) Unlike many of the cynics and elitists hereabouts, I maintain an optimistic view of my fellow Americans out in the boonies. I think they're all going to get together next October and announce that it's all been an elaborate prank. I hope that's the case because, otherwise…yikes. From The Buffalo News: "I'd...
  • Deputy DNC chair: Obama’s to blame for the state of the party

    04/21/2017 7:21:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Didn’t Barack Obama brag about this three months ago, calling himself “the father of the Tea Party“? Not exactly, as DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison explains in this exchange on a panel at the University of Minnesota. Ellison argues that Obama failed to rebuild the party’s ground apparatus after his two presidential elections, and that this failure has put his “wonderful achievements” at risk. The truth, however, lies somewhere in between:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Look I’m a great fan of President Obama. I totally voted for many of the things he supported — Dodd Frank, Affordable Care Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act...
  • Trump Isn’t A Do-Nothing President

    04/21/2017 6:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ben Casselman, Kathryn Casteel, Anna Maria Barry-Jester and Maggie Koerth-Baker
    In the whirlwind first weeks of President Trump’s administration, it often seemed as though he was trying to enact his entire agenda within his first 100 days in office. On Day 1, he moved to undo parts of the Affordable Care Act. Within his first week, he instituted a federal hiring freeze; issued orders on abortion, immigration and manufacturing; and took the first steps toward building his signature border wall. And on the one-week anniversary of his swearing in, he issued the first iteration of his ban on travel from certain Muslim-majority countries. In retrospect, the travel ban looks like...
  • This Is How Trump Won (Pizzagate?)

    04/21/2017 6:30:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 21, 2017 | Larry Harris, Jr.
    I have observed many ideas about and reactions to the election since November that perplex me. One idea that stands out among Hillary fans is that Bernie was too dirty in the primary and has a lot of ground to make up if he is to win the support of the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party going forward. I will not address the absurdity of this idea here, but I highlight it to make a point: Hillary fans still have no idea what happened in 2016 that led to Donald Trump being president. This is particularly troubling given the...
  • Hillary Clinton blasts Trump on LGBT rights

    04/20/2017 8:57:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 20, 2017 | Eli Watkins
    Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump could roll back progress on LGBT rights. "We may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues," Clinton said in a speech in New York. Clinton was addressing a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBT community organization, where she received an award and thanked members of the audience for supporting her unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid. But she told those gathered there to watch out for "the progress that we fought for, that many of you were on the front lines for." "It may not...
  • Democrats' Georgia blunder: 'Resist Trump' is not a winning strategy

    04/20/2017 6:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | April 19, 2017 | Douglas E. Schoen
    In the special election for Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional seat, Democrat Jon Ossoff has fallen short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win the seat out-right, triggering a runoff in June. Ossoff’s candidacy and failure to secure the seat in the first round of voting, despite holding an $8.3 million war-chest, is the quintessential example of why the Democrats’ strategy of resisting Trump at every step is imprudent and that the more effective way to win in a solidly Republican district is with a positive agenda of change. Today, the Democratic party is deeply fractured. While some pragmatic leaders...
  • JON OSSOFF: A VICTORY FOR THE AGES!!

    04/20/2017 7:10:26 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 30 replies
    04-20-17 | TEDWINT
    JON OSSOFF: A VICTORY FOR THE AGES!! Well, not exactly… What he actually won is the opportunity to get defeated in a runoff election by Karen Handel on June 20. This appears to be a slam dunk assuming the Republican voters of District 6 in Georgia will be intelligent enough to get behind their candidate and vote Ms. Handel in. This may be a bit presumptive. There seems to be an unhealthy attitude that has crept into the psyche of some Republicans lately: “If my guy can’t win, I’ll stay home.” If Ossoff wins the seat that has been in...
  • DNC chair: Heck yes, we’re pouring more money into Ossoff

    04/19/2017 10:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Heck? Darned? Tom Perez doesn’t work blue on cable TV, especially in the early hours, apparently. “I’d rather be Jon Ossoff right now than Karen Handel,” the DNC chair told Morning Joe earlier today after $8.3 million and a fractured Republican field failed to keep their special-election candidate from a runoff in June. “He’s already at 49% of the vote, and there’s a heck of a lot of energy out there,” Perez bragged after Joe Scarborough questioned the strategy of Democrats in investing heavily in TV spots. Perez pledged full Democratic Party support, saying that they had a “darned good...
  • There is no real evidence that Trump voters are turning on Trump

    04/19/2017 12:13:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | April 19, 2017 | Edward Morrissey
    We are nearly 100 days into Donald Trump's presidency, and the most remarkable aspect of it thus far is that the political environment hasn't changed much at all. The same media that largely ignored the widespread dissatisfaction with the political establishment and wrote off Trump's electoral chances continue looking for evidence that the president has lost traction with the people who elected him. The effort to write the Trump-remorse narrative began in the Republican primaries, when analysts and the media expected GOP voters to eventually rally around a Trump alternative, and continues even now. But still, reality continues to confound...
  • Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party

    04/18/2017 9:37:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 18, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    The mainstream media is obsessed with how Trump is changing the GOP. But the real transformation in American politics is happening in the Democratic Party. This week, newly minted Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will travel cross-country with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison on a Democratic Party “unity tour” that will take them to Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada—mostly red states that Trump won. The purpose of their road trip, dubbed the “Come Together And Fight Back Tour,” is to shore up a badly fractured Democratic Party and present some semblance of a...
  • Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever

    04/18/2017 9:02:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 18, 2017 | John Podhoretz
    So guess what? In the last weeks before the election, the Hillary Clinton campaign did no polling. No. Polling. Whatsoever. Oh, it had data. Lots and lots of data. Analytics, even. Data analytics! But it had no independent information on the overall field of battle in states like Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. So when the election began to turn Donald Trump’s way, the Clinton campaign had no idea. This is one of the thousand revelations in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” the new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that, for political junkies, redefines the...
  • Election in Georgia's 6th congressional district appears headed to runoff

    04/18/2017 8:13:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Week ^ | April 18, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal Constitution
    With 54 percent of precincts in Georgia's 6th congressional district reporting, Democrat Jon Ossoff has 50 percent of the vote, followed by Republican Karen Handel with 18 percent and Republican Judson Hill with 10 percent. This special election is being held to fill the seat left vacant earlier this year by Republican Tom Price, who became the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The district covers areas of metro Atlanta, a conservative stronghold that was barely won by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. There are 18 candidates in the race, and if one does not...
  • Budowsky: Sanders-Perez in 2017

    04/18/2017 7:49:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2017 | Brent Budowsky
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez are the leading Democratic power couple in 2017, joining together in a multistate unity tour aiming to end the one-party rule of Trump Republicans in the House and Senate and White House. The Sanders-Perez unity tour began this week in Maine and is lifting party spirits through Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Kentucky, Utah and Nebraska. As The Hill recently reported, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards will join the Sanders-Perez tour to offer a rousing reply to the latest GOP war on women through its all-out attack against an organization...
  • Trump voters discontented? So far that's not what polls say.

    04/18/2017 3:01:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 18, 2017 | Peter Grier
    President Trump’s rocky first months in office haven’t much bothered his voters. At least, not yet. Yes, there have been lots of stories from the Rust Belt about stirrings of discontent among the Trump faithful. But those are mostly anecdotal and so far data – meaning polls – don’t back that thesis up. For instance, in a big new Pew Research survey fully 92 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say Mr. Trump has done as well or better than they expected. Only 7 percent say he’s done worse. What this means is that Trump’s base remains intact. In turn,...
  • Hillary Clinton apologized to Obama after Trump's victory

    04/17/2017 9:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 17, 2017 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    As it became clear that Donald Trump would become the next leader of the free world, Hillary Clinton called President Obama — and apologized. "Mr. President, I'm sorry," Clinton told the sitting commander in chief as her unexpected election loss became reality, according to a Washington Post review of a new book about the Democratic presidential candidate's failed 2016 campaign. Just minutes before that somber apology, Clinton had made another regretful phone call to the man who once labeled her a "nasty woman." "Congratulations, Donald," Clinton told her opponent, according to the book, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign." The...
  • Warren on Trump administration: 'God, it's like dog years'

    04/17/2017 4:43:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is urging Democrats to focus on combatting the Trump agenda, lamenting he's been in the White House for less than 100 days. Warren declined to speculate if she could have won the party's nomination in 2016 or if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would have faired better against Trump than Hillary Clinton, telling USA Today, "We are where we are." "Donald Trump has only been here, not even 100 days yet — God, it's like dog years or something, it feels like so much has gone on. We've got to get focused on what we're going to...