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  • Where the Race Stands -- Post-RNC Edition

    07/26/2016 11:46:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 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 · 14 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 · 22 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 · 5 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].
  • See Which Moment From Trump's Speech This Focus Group REALLY Liked

    07/23/2016 12:06:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 22, 2016 | The Hannity Show
    Frank Luntz said there was one moment from Donald Trump's convention speech that truly stood out, that his focus group rated higher than anything that preceded it in the past four days. That was when Trump talked about Hillary Clinton and corruption, specifically in regard to her emails. "Republicans, Independents and Democrats dialed it through the roof," Luntz said. Said one panelist who entered the RNC "Never Trump": "I'm 39 years old. That was the best speech by a presidential candidate I've heard in my entire life. And I don't say that lightly, 'cause I've heard them all." Another panelist...
  • Ryan Fournier: "I present to you the new #TrumpPence campaign plane"

    07/22/2016 11:28:28 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 45 replies
    I present to you the new #TrumpPence campaign plane. #TeamTrump.
  • Fil-Am Republicans ready for a Donald Trump presidency

    07/22/2016 10:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asian Journal ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christina Oriel
    CLEVELAND — The four-day Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night, July 21, with Donald J. Trump “humbly and gracefully” accepting the party’s nomination for president. The 70-year-old real estate billionaire and TV personality delivered a speech that clocked in at 1 hour and 16 minutes, laying out his plans on issues like immigration, national security and job creation. “People who work hard but no longer have a voice — I am your voice,” Trump said, promising to repair Americans’ faith in government leadership. Over a year after controversially announcing his candidacy, Trump was formally named the...
  • Poll: What did you think of Trump's speech? (FReep a poll)

    07/22/2016 6:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Asbury Park Press | July 22, 2016
    The media characterized Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Committee as “dark” and “dystopian,” but the American people watching the speech had an overwhelmingly positive opinion according to a poll. According to a CNN/ORC poll released right after the end of the convention, 73 percent of viewers had a positive opinion of Donald Trump’s message to the “forgotten man.” A majority, 57 percent, had a very positive reaction of Trump’s speech and another 18 percent had a somewhat favorable opinion. Only 24 percent had a negative opinion of the speech. Another 56 percent said that his speech made...
  • CNN Poll: Viewers loved Trump’s RNC speech, majority more likely to vote for him (73%)

    07/22/2016 6:01:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    The media characterized Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Committee as “dark” and “dystopian,” but the American people watching the speech had an overwhelmingly positive opinion according to a poll. According to a CNN/ORC poll released right after the end of the convention, 73 percent of viewers had a positive opinion of Donald Trump’s message to the “forgotten man.” A majority, 57 percent, had a very positive reaction of Trump’s speech and another 18 percent had a somewhat favorable opinion. Only 24 percent had a negative opinion of the speech. Another 56 percent said that his speech made...
  • Texas, you sent cruz to the senate, now it is time for you to vet him.

    07/22/2016 6:45:19 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 121 replies
    Jim Buzzell | 7/22/2016 | Jim Buzzell
    by: Jim Buzzell My number one political goal this year is to get Donald J Trump elected President of the United States of America. Once that is done my next number one goal is to take care of this illegal alien posing as a US citizen: Why has no one in the national media, national conservative talk show hosts or anyone else investigated, probed or asked questions about Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz’s birth right? 1 RAFAEL EDWARD (TED) CRUZ: Was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970. 2 Is Rafael Cruz a Natural Born Citizen of the United States of...
  • Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1968

    07/22/2016 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 7 replies
    4President.Org ^ | 07-22-2016 | Richard M. Nixon
    Nixon Agnew 1968 (Click to Return to 1968 Page) Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech Republican National Convention Miami Beach, Florida August 8, 1968 Mr. Chairman, delegates to this convention, my fellow Americans. Sixteen years ago I stood before this Convention to accept your nomination as the running mate of one of the greatest Americans of our time -- or of any time -- Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eight years ago, I had the highest honor of accepting your nomination for President of the United States. Tonight, I again proudly accept that nomination for President of the United States. But...
  • Vanity - Is Megyn Kelly's Dress A Joke or What?

    07/21/2016 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Bulldaddy · 51 replies
    Me | July 21, 2016 | Bulldaddy
    Not as bad as last night but this dress on Megyn Kelly looks like she was outfitted by a clown. How much do you think it cost?
  • Clinton invites families of blacks killed by police to speak at Democratic convention

    07/21/2016 4:39:17 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of victims of police shootings to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers. John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the convention, which opens Monday in Philadelphia. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows and other family members of police officers killed in the line of...
  • Why did Trump "let" Cruz Speak, if he knew he would not endorse? It's all in the "Art of the Deal",

    07/21/2016 11:03:07 AM PDT · by Amish · 105 replies
    Why did Trump "let" Cruz Speak, if he knew he would not endorse? Cruz had majorities in enough delegations to have had his name placed in nomination and to have forced a roll call vote (and to have avoided the RNC nullifying his DC and Utah votes by declaring them votes for Trump "because the candidate had not been nominated"). I'm convinced that there was the deal.. not have himself nominated and get to speak to the convention. Erik Erikson has tweeted that the Trumpers orchestrated the booing in advance. Others have written that Trump is more interested in "getting...
  • CNN Analyst: Trump Jr. Gave “One of the Greatest Speeches I’ve Ever Seen,” Could Also Be President

    07/20/2016 11:38:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Donald Trump Jr. gave a speech at the Republican convention last night. Slate's Jordan Weissmann* wrote that it was a bit pandery and over-the-top, but mostly fine—a decent and comptently delivered political speech. One observer who had a significantly more positive take was frequent CNN guest Andy Dean, who is most well-known for praising a Trump supporter who sucker-punched a black protester at a rally and for getting called out on national television for using a booster seat. Here's Dean, a onetime Apprentice contestant who also worked for Trump at the production company that puts on the Miss USA and...
  • How the USC/LA Times Daybreak tracking poll works (Hillary Clinton: 42.2% Donald Trump: 43.3%)

    07/19/2016 10:03:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 15, 2016
    The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. Each day's poll respondents are a subset of the UAS election panel, roughly 3000 U.S. citizens who were randomly recruited from among all households in the United States. Respondents are asked three predictive questions: What is the percent chance that... (1) you will vote in the presidential election? (2) you will vote for Clinton, Trump, or someone else?...
  • After The Mike Pence Speech,Will Trump Gain Another Three Or Four Points?

    07/19/2016 8:17:57 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 13 replies
    Tomorrow, the 75 or so percent of potential voters will see Governor Pence make his first big speech. Why 70/75 Percent of Americans never heard of him till last week is a mystery being he has been a major GOP figure since 2012.But what happens after his RNC Speech? When the next set of polls come out will we finally see the Trump/Pence ticket reach the vital 50 Percent Mark? All we can do is wait. Mike Pence is a great speaker! He makes Obama look like the J.V. Team.
  • RNC protesters are getting vile (BLM, KKK & Westboro throw urine at each other)

    07/19/2016 6:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    CLEVELAND — Police broke up skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds formed Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. Members of the KKK, Black Lives Matter, and Westboro Baptist Church reportedly threw urine at each other and police had to step in in an attempt to keep the peace, a police spokesperson told KPLC. A scuffle also broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed back a surging crowd, and Jones was...
  • Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

    07/19/2016 6:17:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Pew Research ^ | July 18, 2016 | Shiva Maniam
    Black and white Americans have profoundly different views on racial equality, and a new survey finds they also differ on the extent to which a person’s race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say “it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white.” Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree. The racial gap in perceptions of white advantages is even starker: 62% of blacks say “white people benefit a great deal from advantages in society that black people do not have.” Just...
  • Democrat-funded protests backfire as officer killings boost support for police

    07/18/2016 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The horrifying slayings of eight law enforcement officers in the past 10 days may come back to haunt Democrats funding protests against police behind the scenes in hopes of energizing black voters in November. Instead of juicing turnout for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the unrest may wind up backfiring by whipping up public sympathy for police and creating an opportunity for Republicans to run on a law-and-order message, analysts say. “The proof of that will be on Election Day. But I would say the problem with the strategy is that it has contributed to a climate of support...
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillary’s Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the “Gentle Giant” who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • Rudy Guiliani at RNC: 'What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America'

    07/18/2016 9:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | July 18, 2016 | Staff and The Associated Press
    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WABC) -- In one of the night's most impassioned speeches, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani bemoaned racial divisions that he said have only gotten worse. "What happened to 'there's no black America, there's no white America, there is just America?'" he said. A longtime friend of Donald Trump's, Giuliani also vigorously defended the candidate's character, saying he was "sick and tired of the defamation of Donald Trump by the media and the Clinton campaign." He gotten the biggest cheers of the night from the crowd of more than 2,000 delegates....
  • In Tribute To The Next First Lady of the U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 8:26:19 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 18th 2014 | Donatan & Cleo
    Donatan & Cleo - My Slowianie - We Are Slavic Hit it Girls!!!! Tell them who you are, and that the next First Lady of America hails from the nearby Slavic country of Slovenia.
  • Something To Hope For. DNC Convention,Lowest Rated Democrat Convention Ever.

    07/16/2016 5:31:17 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 23 replies
    This is what needs to happen. After the DNC Convention,the ratings come out and it is revealed that the RNC Convention was the highest rated/most viewed convention in history. Then we find out that "The Hillary Convention" was the least watched convention ever! There is just no way that millions more people will be tuning hear to hear the likes of Elizabeth Warren,Durbin,Reid,Biden, etc.speak.
  • Best Thing About V.P. Pence.Left Wont Find Any Dirt/Scandals.Awe,Too Bad !!

    07/14/2016 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 42 replies
    Looks like Vice President Pence at this point.Many of you wanted Newt.But either way,both will be in the administration. But with Pence, the leftist loonies wont be able to find any scandals in his past. The man is clean!,Married his high school sweetheart, still together,great political record. Guess now we just wait and see what Debbie Wasserman will have to say about the Honorable Mike Pence.
  • What 2016 GOP Platform Pushes on 4 Key Issues

    07/13/2016 2:33:00 PM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/13/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Less than a week before the Republican National Convention kicks off, the GOP platform committee was racing into the night Tuesday to finish its work on a policy blueprint. A quadrennial exercise that occurs before each general election, a 112-member subset of the delegation gathers to hammer together the Republican Party’s official vision, a platform for the presidential nominee to campaign on. Construction of this year’s platform has taken on increased significance than documents drafted in past years. The party’s presumed presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has strayed from some traditional Republican positions.
  • Social Conservatives Declare Victory on Bathrooms, Marriage in GOP Platform

    07/12/2016 7:36:05 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/11/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    After fending off attempts to change the Republican Party’s official position on LGBT issues and traditional marriage, a coalition of social conservatives cautiously celebrated an early victory Monday afternoon. Before the Grand Old Party picks its presidential nominee formally, a select set of delegates on the platform committee will spend the week staking out Republican positions on everything from domestic to international issues definitively.
  • Florida Poll Results: Trump 47%, Clinton 42%

    07/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    JMC Analytics ^ | July 11, 2016
    Go to link to view poll.