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  • Conservative group tags Romney as anti-Trump, pro-impeachment in ad

    10/16/2019 9:43:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2019 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Club for Growth, which opposed Trump in the 2016 primary, is spending $40,000 to show the ad in Utah. The Club for Growth, a conservative advocacy group, is going up with TV ads attacking Sen. Mitt Romney — a preemptive warning shot against fellow Republicans who are considering getting behind impeachment. The 30-second commercial, which will begin running Thursday digitally and on Fox News stations in Utah, portrays Romney as a sunglasses-wearing spy and accuses him of being a “Democrat secret asset” who is “plotting to take down President Trump with impeachment.” The move comes as the first-term Utah...
  • An Early Crowd is Building Outside the AAC for Thursday’s Trump Rally [Dallas, Texas]

    10/16/2019 7:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | October 16, 2019
    Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – The crowd is already gathering outside the American Airlines Center for the Trump campaign rally tomorrow evening. Among those in the small crowd that is slowly building, this group of women talked to us about why they came out so early. “Mr Trump, President Trump. [What are some of the things that you support that he’s done?] Oooh so much, (the wall), the wall for sure… security … he brought faith back out in the community … all of the above and being able to say God again.” The women, mostly strangers before today are from Des...
  • Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Trump in Philly. One person showed up.

    10/16/2019 6:42:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 16, 2019 | Anna Orso
    The bell in the Independence Hall tower rang at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath. He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden lectern, and asked me if I was ready for him to kick off a news conference announcing his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. It didn’t really feel like a news conference. I was the only reporter there. And when it began, the only others around besides his two aides were a family 30 yards away with a selfie stick and a...
  • The Middle of Nowhere: What does Ohio matter to the Democrats?

    10/16/2019 5:09:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | October 16, 2019 | Jim Newell
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio—At an event in an ice cream shop downtown in this small suburb of Columbus, hours before Democrats’ presidential debate blocks away, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez held court with a dozen or so young, rising Ohio Democrats to declare that the national party was here for a reason. “We’re here in Ohio because Ohio’s a battleground,” Perez said, “and I’m confident we can win Ohio.” Perez wasn’t just trying to cheer up the troops. He was weighing in on a live, controversial question: Should Democrats give up on Ohio? For more than half a century, this question...
  • Former Republican Governor of New Jersey Doubles Down on Tweet Comparing Trump to Hitler

    10/16/2019 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WNBC-TV ^ | October 16, 2019 | Brian Thompson
    "Hitler took a long time to get where he was and he had to do a lot of other things. Trump is going much faster," Christie Whitman says Christie Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, deleted a tweet in which she said Adolf Hitler "has nothing on" President Donald Trump, but in an exclusive interview with NBC New York, she says she stands by her statement. Her tweet was a response to the New York Times' report about a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of the president shooting and stabbing political opponents and members...
  • Thomas B. Edsall Frets: Parscale Winning Online War (Trump's campaign manager)

    10/16/2019 4:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    EIB Network ^ | October 16, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s another little news story that… You know, if you dig deep — if you dig deep — eventually the left, the Democrats, will betray their fears. They will always tell you what they’re afraid of. They will always tell you who they are afraid of. Thomas B. Edsall in the New York Times: “Trump Is Winning the Online War — The technical superiority and sophistication of the president’s digital campaign is a hidden advantage of incumbency.” Ohhhh, it’s a “hidden advantage of incumbency.” It doesn’t have anything to do with Trump’s people! “For all his negative poll numbers...
  • Pelosi, Schiff defend impeachment probe, lack of formal floor vote

    10/16/2019 3:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Benjamin Siegel
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff expressed confidence in Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry and efforts to obtain records and testimony from the Trump administration in court, while defending their inquiry from Republican criticism. Pelosi defended their timeline, without providing any new updates on Tuesday, and dismissed questions about Republican calls for a formal floor vote. "I'm not concerned about anything," she said. Republicans "can't defend the president so they're going to process."
  • Trump reelection campaign hiring in Minnesota, New Mexico

    10/16/2019 1:29:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jonathan Easley
    President Trump’s reelection campaign says it is hiring staff and opening field offices in Minnesota and New Mexico, two traditionally blue states the president’s strategists have identified as having potential to flip in 2020. Still, the Trump campaign believes that both states are in play this time around. On a conference call with reporters, a senior official said the campaign is working on a “huge buildout” of paid staffers and a volunteer network in Minnesota that will dwarf their 2016 efforts there. In the past election, the campaign had only one staffer on the ground in Minnesota, and that person...
  • What have the Democrats got against beating Trump?

    10/15/2019 10:53:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Financial Review ^ | October 16, 2019 | Jacob Greber, United States Correspondent
    No matter how unfit you might think Donald Trump is for the presidency - no matter how corrupt, reckless, indulgent or disruptive his behaviour seems - nothing restores the sense of his still-better-than-even chance of winning in 2020 like a Democrat TV debate. Americans are overwhelmingly in favour of an alternative to Trump, given consistent polling that shows he suffers a disapproval rating unmatched by any president since World War 2. The prize for Democrats, in short, is so close to hand all it would take is for one of the 20 or so candidates to lean down and scoop...
  • O’Rourke’s proposal would hand victory to Trump

    10/15/2019 10:34:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Record-Courier ^ | October 16, 2019 | Michael Gerson
    Beto O’Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that “hell, yes” he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious institutions that don’t approve of gay marriage. This is not the normal substance of presidential ambitions. Few young people nursing political dreams say: “When I grow up, I want to be a foul-mouthed, overreaching, anti-religious culmination of every exaggerated liberal stereotype and the embodiment of every fevered conservative nightmare.” Perhaps O’Rourke was just precocious...
  • Tulsi Gabbard Breaks With Democrats During Debate, Brands Trump Impeachment ‘Divisive’

    10/15/2019 7:56:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 15, 2019 | Tristan Justice
    2020 Democratic White House hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii broke with 11 other Democrats on the Ohio debate stage Tuesday night, branding President Donald Trump’s impeachment as “divisive.” “If impeachment is driven by these hyper-partisan interests, it will only further divide an already terribly divided country,” Gabbard said. The Hawaii congresswoman made clear her belief that an investigation should move forward, but cautioned Democrats not to rush the process as acquittal in the Senate would allow the president to claim vindication, playing into Trump’s message that House Democrats are out to get him.
  • McConnell tees off on Democrats over impeachment

    10/15/2019 6:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed off against the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, marking his first comments since Congress returned from its two-week break. "House Democrats are finally indulging in their impeachment obsession. Full steam ahead," McConnell said during a speech from the Senate floor, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had "crumbled" to the "left-wing impeachment caucus." "I don't think many of us were expecting to witness a clinic in terms of fairness or due process. But even by their own partisan standards, House Democrats have already found new ways to lower the bar," McConnell added.
  • Barring a turnout surge, strong economy favors Trump in 2020, researchers say

    10/15/2019 1:53:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jason Lange
    WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A strong U.S. economy could help President Donald Trump win re-election next year unless there is a surge in voter turnout, economic research firm Moody’s Analytics said on Tuesday. Across American universities and on Wall Street, researchers are honing computer models designed to predict the winner in the November 2020 election in which the Republican Trump will face a Democratic candidate still to be determined. What makes Moody’s Analytics stand out is its focus on local economic conditions, which have drawn attention this year as a U.S.-China trade war has hit America’s industrial heartland even...
  • Rep. Angie Craig tells town hall she wants to 'keep an open mind' during impeachment inquiry

    EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig has become a target of President Trump and his administration after flipping a GOP seat last year. After Minneapolis hosted the President and Vice President in Minneapolis last week, and the Vice President hosted an event in her district, Craig used a town hall meeting to respond. Back on Sept. 24, Craig joined other House Democrats in calling on Congress to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Monday night, however, she told the room that the inquiry is only a small percent of what she is focusing on when...
  • Hillary Clinton needs to get over the 2016 election

    10/15/2019 1:21:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 29, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Hillary Clinton has a hide. Suddenly she’s everywhere, jumping for joy about impeachment, labeling Donald Trump an “illegitimate president,” a “corrupt human tornado” and a mere “occupant of the Oval Office” while she mutters darkly about “funny things” that cost her the presidency, her rightful possession. It’s not just the president she and her sore-loser party want to impeach, it’s the 63 million deplorables who voted for him. It’s not just Trump they are branding illegitimate, but anyone who voted for him. They have been trying to cancel the last election since November 2016, and have driven themselves collectively mad...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • 125 House GOP co-sponsor resolution to censure Schiff over 'parody' reading of Trump-Zelensky call

    10/15/2019 12:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A motion to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his “parody” reading of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky during a hearing last month is gaining steam with House Republicans, as Fox News has learned 125 lawmakers have now signed on as co-sponsors. The resolution to censure Schiff -- who has become a favorite target of Republicans for his role in the Trump impeachment inquiry -- was first introduced late last month by Rep. Andy Biggs, the Arizona Republican who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and has the support of House Minority...
  • Omar gets a primary challenger in organizer John Mason

    10/15/2019 11:41:05 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/15/19 | AP
    Community organizer John Mason says he'll challenge U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar in a Democratic primary for Minnesota's 5th District. Mason's campaign website says he worked on voter registration and turnout for the Obama for America campaign and was strategist for his husband, Nick Leonard, when Leonard ran for U.S. Senate in 2018.
  • If Elected President, Biden Said He Won't Pardon Trump

    10/14/2019 8:38:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 14, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Former Vice President Joe Biden told Iowa Radio he would not pardon President Donald Trump if the president is impeached and removed from office. He was making a clear reference to President Gerald Ford pardoning President Richard Nixon once Nixon was impeached. The pardon kept Nixon from being prosecuted for his role in the Watergate scandal. “It wouldn’t unite the country,” Biden said about a potential pardon. “You’d say: ‘Wait a minute. I get a parking ticket and I’ve got to pay it. This happens to me and I’ve got to go to jail. This guy does all these things...
  • Geraldo Rivera: Democrats can't match 'master performer' Trump

    10/14/2019 7:03:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2019 | Victor Garcia and Vandana Rambaran
    "The Five" discussed Monday whether or not Democrats are underestimating President Trump and his ability to connect with voters. Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera made the case that the president's Friday rally showed that he will be "formidable." "I'm telling you no Democrat could match that enthusiasm, even with Beyonce they couldn't get their kind of a crowd and keep that crowd for as long as he did," Geraldo said Monday. "He had them spellbound. He is a master performer." Trump slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during a Friday night rally in Louisiana, saying "Nancy Pelosi hates the United...