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  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon headlines 'Red Tide Rising' rally in Elma (New York)

    10/17/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Steve Bannon, the onetime close adviser to Donald Trump with wide appeal among the president’s supporters, will highlight an Elma campaign rally on Oct. 24 in a sign of the GOP’s escalating effort to excite its base and turn out the vote on Election Day. Bannon will appear with local Republican candidates at 4:30 p.m. at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co, 1071 Jamison Road, according to organizer Michael R. Caputo. “It’s a ‘Red Tide Rising’ rally to get out the vote for all Republican candidates in the region,” said Caputo, an East Aurora political consultant and CNN commentator associated...
  • Trump's win shredded the election playbook. What will that mean for the midterms?

    10/16/2018 10:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 17, 2018 | Gary Younge in Racine, Wisconsin
    Roughly 10 days before the 2016 presidential election one of America’s largest unions sent a bus of volunteers from Iowa, where Hillary Clinton looked sure to lose, to Michigan, where union leaders heard she was in trouble. They called Clinton’s team to tell them what they were doing only to receive a stern rebuke. Turn the bus around they were told. Michigan is safe. Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes – or .23%. The 2016 presidential election shredded the old rule book on how American elections are fought and won. Now three weeks before the midterm elections, when all of...
  • For women, Clinton is a bigger disappointment than Trump

    10/16/2018 2:33:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | October 16, 2018 | Holly Thomas
    Since the explosion of #MeToo in October 2017, many of us have become jaded to the stock responses we can often expect from certain figures to stories of sexual harassment and abuse. At a rally in Pennsylvania last week, for example, President Trump once again mocked the movement, claiming he "wasn't allowed" to use certain expressions anymore, and laughing when a member of the crowd urged him to "do it anyway." It is galling in another way, however, to hear #MeToo undermined from an unexpected quarter -- as it was a few days ago by Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton....
  • Trump's "Pocahontas" power play

    10/16/2018 1:43:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Axios ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jonathan Swan
    President Trump loves nothing more than when his opponents try to litigate his insults, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is trying to do with "Pocahontas," a staple riff at his rallies. The big picture: Trump's never more comfortable than on this terrain, and "Pocahontas" is one of his all-time favorites, according to aides. • But he also is especially proud of "Da Nang Dick" Blumenthal, for the exaggerated military record of the Democratic senator from Connecticut. • Trump also regularly hits "Sleepy Joe" Biden these days. • In Trump’s mind, his 2016 nicknames weren’t a sideshow, but were one of...
  • Trump tops $100 million raised for his 2020 re-election campaign

    10/16/2018 1:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ben Kamisar
    President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million toward his re-election bid, a staggering sum more than two years before the 2020 presidential election. The president's fundraising total, which includes his official campaign and two other joint accounts, raised about $18 million between July and September. That brings his fundraising total since January 2017 above the $100 million mark. And he closed September with almost $47 million in the bank. The latest numbers, filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday's quarterly fundraising deadline, provide a glimpse into how Trump is stockpiling money for his re-election bid at a...
  • On this date in 1859

    10/16/2018 6:41:01 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 43 replies
    Abolitionist John Brown, leading a force of about 20 men, captures the U.S. Government arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA. By the 18th, most of Brown's men will be dead, He and a few others are captured by U.S. Marines under the command of LTCOL. R.E. Lee. Brown will be tried for treason by the state of Virginia and hanged.
  • Kavanaugh has helped GOP ahead of midterms, says Republican strategist

    10/16/2018 4:20:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Republican strategist Patrick Ruffini said Monday that Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings gave the GOP a much-needed boost ahead of November's midterm elections by taking the focus off of President Trump. "I think what was interesting with the few weeks we've gone through with the Brett Kavanaugh nomination is that for a long period of time, it wasn't about [Trump] exclusively," Ruffini, co-founder of Echelon Insights, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "That has helped Republicans, right? I think the fact that ... we have moved from an issue — Trump has been an issue that has almost,...
  • Warren accuses Trump of ‘creepy’ comments about her DNA test

    10/16/2018 1:00:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump’s comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is “creepy.” She tweeted Monday that the president makes “creepy physical threats” about women who scare him, including her. “He’s trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself,” the Massachusetts Democrat responded on Twitter after Trump made the comment during an appearance in Georgia. “It may soothe his ego – but it won’t work.”(continued)
  • Warren takes aim at Dems' dilemma: How to run against Trump

    10/15/2018 11:36:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WTHI-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | CNN Wire
    Elizabeth Warren's DNA test identifying her distant Native American ancestry is at its root a first stab at a question all 2020 Democratic hopefuls must answer: How do they run against a foe as menacing as Donald Trump? It is a mark of how the President has dragged campaign politics into a surreal era that what was seen as a de-facto declaration of a coming White House bid by a major rival involved an investigation into her own genetic make-up. The President has long mocked Warren for claiming she has a Native American connection and said he would love to...
  • Updates on Mid-term elections

    10/15/2018 7:33:55 AM PDT · by LS · 49 replies
    self | 10/'15/2018 | LS
    Just a few observations that I see few people out there making. 1. Keep in mind that virtually ALL absentee ballots that are arriving now were MAILED on or about the time of the Judge K hearings & almost certainly will reflect that outrage. 2. I am hearing rumblings---can't put much solid behind it---that DemoKKKrats are really, really getting worried. At every level. In AZ, Enema has just imploded with one scandal after another, in NV Heller has built his lead, in ND, MO, TX, and TN, the Rs have settled into solid leads (and no, Betamale has NEVER, EVER...
  • Trump's push to accelerate Texas-Mexico border wall project inflames Rio Grande Valley residents

    10/14/2018 7:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief
    HIDALGO — The Homeland Security Department's decision last week to speed construction of a border wall in the lower Rio Grande Valley has inflamed local residents just as the midterm election is in sight. Politically, it cuts both ways. As Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke stokes voter interest by reminding them about President Donald Trump's plans, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz also is using the issue to excite his base. At the border, where miles of gaps separate segments of wall constructed a decade ago — hardly any of it as imposing as the barrier Trump envisions — some residents are angry...
  • Doug Schoen: Hillary and Holder hurting Democrats with their amazing and disgusting comments

    10/14/2018 2:30:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Douglas E. Schoen
    As Democrats campaign for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, they have plenty of legitimate criticisms to level at President Trump and Republicans who control the House and Senate. But Democrats were hurt in recent days by amazing and disgusting comments made by Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder. As a Democrat, I want my party to win as many seats as possible in the House and Senate and to capture as many governorships and other state offices as it can. But the Clinton and Holder remarks do not advance that effort – they hurt it. Former Secretary of...
  • CNN Poll: More see Trump win likely as Biden leads crowded Democratic field

    10/14/2018 1:07:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Americans are becoming more likely to think President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, while Joe Biden stands atop a crowded field of Democrats perhaps looking to replace him, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. The public is split over whether they think the President will win a second term -- 46% say he will and 47% say he won't. But that's a steep improvement for him since March, when 54% of adults said they thought he'd lose his bid for a second term. The share seeing a second Trump win in the offing...
  • Jeff Flake: 'I fear for the future' of the Republican Party

    10/14/2018 8:19:12 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-11-2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he hopes a fellow Republican challenges President Trump in the 2020 GOP primary ... (snip) said Flake. "I fear for the future of the party if we don't remember who we are and what principled conservatism really is. And decency, we've got to get back to it." (emphasis mine) "This is the president's party right now. No doubt. To win in a Republican primary around the country you have to really embrace the president's policies and condone his behavior. That's the bottom line right now, but it won't always be that way," he added....
  • Trump to Make 3-State Campaign Swing Through West Next Week (Arizona, Montana and Nevada)

    10/13/2018 8:41:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 13, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>HELENA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning a three-state campaign swing in the West in the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election.</p> <p>Trump campaign officials say the president will use the rallies next Thursday, Friday and Saturday to urge people to get out and vote in Montana, Arizona and Nevada.</p>
  • As Suburban Women Turn to Democrats, Many Suburban Men Stand With Trump

    10/13/2018 2:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Trip Gabriel
    DUBLIN, Ohio — Robert Peters and George Fidelibus walked off the 18th green at the Golf Club of Dublin, then carried pints of beer to the patio overlooking the course, which was framed by $500,000 homes. Their conversation quickly turned to the president. “I’m feeling better and better about him all the time,” said Mr. Peters, 63, a retired engineer, who had once been cool to Mr. Trump. Mr. Fidelibus, 75, a retired banker in a Calloway hat, had also once been skeptical of the president’s bullying and lack of self-control. “I’m a supporter of Trump now,” he said “He...
  • Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

    10/13/2018 2:11:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
    Early in his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump dismissed political data as an “overrated” tool. But after he won the Republican nomination, his team began building a database that offers a pipeline into the heart of the party’s base, a comprehensive list including the email addresses and cellphone numbers of as many as 20 million supporters. Now, consultants close to the Trump campaign are ramping up efforts to put that database — by far the most sought-after in Republican politics — to use, offering it for rent to candidates, conservative groups and even businesses. It is an arrangement that has...
  • Why Hillary should definitely run again and other comments

    10/12/2018 11:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 11, 2018 | The Editorial Board
    ---snip--- Political scribe: Run, Hillary, Run Hillary Clinton is all over the public eye these days, and National Review’s Kyle Smith thinks the message is clear: She “wants you to beg her to run for president in 2020.” So “on behalf of America,” his reply is, “please run again.” Fact is, “the Democratic Party she represents is exactly the one the country needs: foolhardy, inept, dismissive of reality, blind to appearances, deaf to lessons, alien to the heartland and contemptuous of the voters.” Her refusal to let go of her 2016 defeat, her “politics of antediluvian resentment and grievance, is...
  • For civil discourse to return, Democrats must lose big in November

    10/12/2018 5:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The NOQ Report ^ | October 12, 2018 | JD Rucker
    It’s a good time to be in the pain relief industry. Many Americans are likely experiencing headaches from all their shouting while others are experiencing neck pains from shaking our heads so much. The state of politics in America induces maximum pain on those of us who are paying attention. As a co-founder of the Federalist Party, I’ve been asked by many recently why I’ve been so heavily focused on helping Republicans win. I’m not a Republican. I believe the majority of GOP politicians are weak, moderate, self-serving, and not fulfilling their promises. We still have Obamacare. Planned Parenthood is...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...