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  • Trump cuts off fundraising events for Republican Party

    10/26/2016 5:46:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 141 replies
    Fox ^ | October 26, 2016
    <p>Trump frustrated by lack of support from GOP establishment?</p> <p>Donald Trump's campaign has ended fundraising events meant to support the Republican Party's get-out-the-vote efforts in next month's elections.</p> <p>Aides to the Republican nominee told Fox News on Tuesday that Trump Victory, the joint fundraising committee for the GOP and the campaign, held its most recent fundraiser on Oct. 19 and no more such events were scheduled.</p>
  • Establishment Powers Build A Wall…Around Trump (jeb! and Kasich alert)

    10/25/2016 3:48:58 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 50 replies ^ | 10-25-2016 | staff
    It has been an increasingly caustic environment behind the scenes between Team Trump and GOP elites that has seen Republican power brokers effectively wall in the Trump campaign. GOP funding has been all but cut off, and so too has the institutionalized state-to-state ground game so critical in winning battleground states on Election Day. Donald Trump, and his millions of supporters, are truly on their own. The primary impetus behind this effort is said to be three-fold, coming in the form of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and long-ago ousted, onetime GOP presidential front-runner, Jeb Bush. The...
  • Colin Powell says he’s voting for Hillary Clinton

    10/25/2016 1:24:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 159 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that he plans to cast a vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The retired four-star general, who served as secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, made the announcement at the Long Island Association’s fall luncheon.

    10/24/2016 5:33:54 AM PDT · by Lewis Stone · 16 replies
    Breitbart via Freedom Outpost ^ | October 21, 2016 | JULIA HAHN, BREITBART via Michael Ware
    It is funny to watch. It is funny because this circus shows us just how connected the two parties really are when all is said and done. Paul Ryan acts as if he is taking the high ground in his denying support to Donald Trump, when in reality it has nothing to do with morality. The connection that Ryan and Clinton share is not moral but philosophical. Ryan and Clinton are both globalists. They both want to see one big global community that never puts one people over others. It is the new socialism. Breitbart reports Donald Trump made headlines...
  • House Republicans must preserve the motion to vacate the chair

    10/23/2016 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2016 | Adam Brandon
    When the 115th Congress convenes in January, the House of Representatives may vote on a rules package that guts a powerful tool that allows members of the lower chamber to keep the speaker in check. In September, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., proposed a change to the rules of the House that would dissolve the privileged status of the "motion to vacate the chair," which allows any member of the House to introduce a resolution to depose the speaker. Under the current rules of the House, the resolution must receive a vote by the full chamber. The proposal put forward by...
  • Charles Krauthammer Plays His Card: "Not voting for Trump!"

    10/21/2016 6:45:35 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 160 replies
    10/21/2016 | nikos1121
    When you look at the most compelling reasons to vote for Trump: 1. Supreme Court Picks 2. Taxes 3. Economy 4. Support for Israel 5. Immigration/Secure Borders 6. Military 7. @nd Amendment 8. Etc This pompous ass is NOT going to vote for Trump. He's going to write someone in... Maybe someone like Edith Head... Well, from one doctor to another, Sir. I realize tonight that you are as dumb as the dumbest jackass. You teach me nothing. Obviously, Trump is a threat to you. Consider how great you'd be in our eyes, had you supported our guy. Instead you...
  • Stunning Donald Trump Speech: “The Crossroads In Our History” – Video and Transcript….

    10/21/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 117 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | sundance
  • Despite Trump, Demotic Protest Politics Doesn't Always Fail

    10/21/2016 12:06:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 21, 2016 | Michael Barone
    2016 has been a big year for protest politics -- not just in the United States, what with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump getting over 40 percent of primary votes, but also all over Europe and Latin America, where voters have been rejecting the advice of their nations' political, financial and media establishments. Two prime examples were in referendums. On June 23, 52 percent of British voters rejected the advice of Prime Minister David Cameron and other parties' leaders and chose to leave rather than remain in the European Union. On Oct. 2, 50.2 percent of voters in Colombia voted...
  • GOP braces for Trump loss, roiled by refusal to accept election results

    10/20/2016 8:51:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 114 replies
    Wash COMPOST ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A wave of apprehension and anguish swept the Republican Party on Thursday, with many GOP leaders alarmed by Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the outcome of the election and concluding that it is probably too late to salvage his flailing presidential campaign. As the Republican nominee reeled from a turbulent performance in the final debate here in Las Vegas, his party’s embattled senators and House members scrambled to protect their seats and preserve the GOP’s congressional majorities against what Republicans privately acknowledge could be a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. With 19 days until the election, the Republican...
  • GOP Slams Trump: Not Accepting Election Results Would Be 'Beyond the Pale'

    10/20/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 143 replies
    Donald Trump's stunning refusal to say whether he will accept the outcome of the presidential election has created chasms in an already fractured Republican Party. When asked during Wednesday's final presidential debate whether he would accept the results of an election that he has repeatedly claimed is "rigged," Trump replied that he would "keep you in suspense." "I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now. I'll look at it at the time," Trump told moderator Fox News' Chris Wallace. Related: Election Officials Say 'Rigged' Election Unlikely If Trump loses and doesn't concede, it would...
  • Disruptive donor fuels Trump’s Republican revolt

    10/19/2016 2:19:54 PM PDT · by bigbob · 5 replies ^ | 10-18-16 | Mary Childs
    In the VIP section of what the Republican party planned as an election night celebration in 2012, big donors including Paul Singer and Joe Ricketts watched the votes trickle in to determine whether Mitt Romney would unseat Barack Obama as US president.A lesser known pair at the event — hedge fund manager Bob Mercer and his daughter Rebekah — had high hopes but it soon became clear Mr Romney was losing. When Fox News called Ohio for Mr Obama, top Romney operatives still insisted they had a chance. Republican strategist Karl Rove disputed the Ohio call on Fox — in...
  • John Kasich skewers Donald Trump's "silly" rigged election claims

    10/19/2016 8:01:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 128 replies
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hitting back against the claim that the election is “rigged” -- an allegation that GOP nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly made in recent days. When asked in an interview with “CBS This Morning” early Wednesday whether he believed Trump’s assertion of a cooked election was correct, Kasich replied with an emphatic “no.” “Look, to say that elections are rigged and all these votes are stolen -- that’s like saying we never landed on the moon, frankly,” said Kasich. “That’s how silly it is.” The Ohio governor further criticized Trump’s position...
  • Condi Rice responds to report Trump called her a 'bitch' in 2006 : 'Can't wait until November 9!'

    10/18/2016 6:38:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 94 replies ^ | October 18, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski and Chris Massie
    (CNN)Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responded Tuesday to a resurfaced report from 2006 that Donald Trump called her a "bitch" in a speech, telling CNN's KFile in an email that she "can't wait until November 9!" "Condoleezza Rice, she's a lovely woman, but I think she's a bitch," Trump said in a speech at the Learning Annex in 2006, according to a story in the New York Daily News covering the event. "She goes around to other countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens." Trump's comments were first resurfaced by Deadspin on...
  • Rick Wilson: Trump Oppo Coming That Could ‘End The Race,’ Make Even Ardent Trumpers Go ‘Whoa’

    10/18/2016 6:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 148 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Republican strategist Rick Wilson says the oppo about to be dropped on Donald Trump will make even his most ardent supporters go “whoa.” Speaking on the latest episode of “The Jamie Weinstein Show” podcast, Wilson said he wasn’t just “sure” there was more Trump oppo coming, “I’m positive.”
  • In Southwest Pa., the Democratic nominee is the Tea Party Republican

    10/17/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    Art Halvorson may be the most interesting Democratic nominee for Congress this election—in part because he's really a Tea Party Republican. Halvorson in 2014 ran against pork-barreling Transportation Committee chairman and political legacy Bill Shuster. Shuster is most famous for his relationship with an airline lobbyist, an obvious conflict of interest for a Transpo chairman. Halvorson ran again this year, and lost the GOP primary to Shuster by only 1,200 votes—about 1 percent of the electorate. That same day, however, 1,069 Democratic voters wrote in his name on the Democratic primary ballot. No Democrat had filed to run, and Halvorson...
  • The Elite "Have No Idea" - Society Is Near The Breaking Point

    10/17/2016 11:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 14, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    What I find most surprising today is that the insiders and the elite have no idea what is percolating just beneath the surface. Okay, maybe their arrogance actually produces its own fog, so it should not come as a surprise that they are blinded. They do not look at the calendar, which, if one really looks, says "1788" on it. Something is close. Very close. Society is near the breaking point. My own experience is that Hillary’s so-called Deplorables are actually the most reserved, most polite, and most honest demographic in the country. They are more informed, more self-reliant, and...
  • Trump says that Republicans are being 'naive' about voter fraud. (they like it that way)

    10/17/2016 8:47:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 30 replies
    AP ^ | October 17, 2016 | Kathy Hennessey
    (AP) — Donald Trump lashed out on Monday at Republicans who have tried to tone down his rhetoric about election fraud, calling his own party's leaders "so naive" and claiming without evidence that large-scale voter fraud is real.
  • The Republican Party Has Spent $0 On TV Ads For Trump After Spending $42 Million For Romney In 2012

    10/16/2016 6:13:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Charismanews ^ | 10/14/16 | Michael Snyder
    With so much stacked against him, can Donald Trump pull off a miracle and actually win this election? Right at this moment, things are looking quite grim for the Trump campaign. Following the release of the lewd audio tape, six women have come forward and have accused him of doing the exact sorts of things that he admitted to on that tape, and the mainstream media is going after him with all they've got. Of course the Clintons have done far worse things than Trump has, and that is the case that Trump must make to the American people in...
  • John Kasich’s State Party Shuts Down Trump Ground Game as Trump Campaign Cuts Ties

    10/15/2016 3:59:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 74 replies ^ | 10/15/16 | Patrick Howley
    The Donald Trump campaign has renounced the state Republican Party chairman in Ohio, and the Kasich-friendly chairman appears to be retaliating. Breitbart News has learned that the Ohio GOP’s State Central Committee has issued a stand-down order on campaigning for Trump in at least two major counties. Party chairman Matt Borges gave an interview to the Cleveland Plain Dealer called, “The Donald Trump whisperer,” in which Borges claimed that he’s been talking to Trump since the Billy Bush Access Hollywood scandal. Here’s the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday: Borges had just hung up with Trump when reached the chairman...
  • Ryan 'confident' election will be carried out fairly (Barf)

    10/15/2016 2:53:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2016 | Paulina Firozi
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Ohio) on Saturday dismissed Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the November election will be rigged. “Our democracy relies on confidence in election results, and the speaker is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity,” Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong told BuzzFeed . Trump renewed his claims of a rigged election during two campaign events and a series of tweets on Saturday. Trump accused media of "pushing false and unsubstantiated charges, and outright lies" against him in an effort to help elect Clinton. Trump has faced mounting allegations from multiple women this week accusing him...
  • Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017

    10/15/2016 7:43:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Morning ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jon Reid
    Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017 Jon Reid October 13, 2016 Two influential House Democrats are planning another shot at immigration reform next year, regardless of who controls the House. Veteran Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) have already held “preliminary discussions” about crafting draft legislation after the election, which they hope will serve as the starting point for a bipartisan overhaul of immigration laws in 2017, according to a senior Democratic aide. While immigration reform proved too difficult to accomplish under the Obama administration, Gutiérrez thinks it is doable in the next Congress, particularly if...
  • Rally both for Trump, against Clinton [Grand Junction, CO deplorables unhappy with their party]

    10/14/2016 8:02:55 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    Grand Junction Daily Sentinel ^ | Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    About 100 supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waved signs on First Street on Thursday and chanted, “Lock her up!” in front of Democratic campaign headquarters. ... The “Deplorables,” led by Matt Patterson, who was to head up the Trump campaign in Mesa County for the national Republican Party, said local officials discouraged the “Women for Trump” rally on Thursday.
  • Mesa County Republicans abandon party; begin the Deplorables

    10/13/2016 5:15:11 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 44 replies
    KJCT 8 ^ | Updated: Wed 10:35 PM, Oct 12, 2016 | Kalie Greenberg
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.(KJCT) It’s a campaign that's dividing a nation, but now it may be dividing a local party. “It’s worse than that they’re useless. They’re actually trying to sabotage Donald Trump from getting elected,” said Matt Patterson who’s pioneering the Mesa County Deplorables. Patterson, a former employee for the Republican Party, says the Mesa County Deplorables is a volunteer group with one goal. "Make sure Donald Trump get as many votes as he can here in Western Colorado,” said Patterson.
  • This Election Might Actually Put Utah, Solidly Republican For 48 Years, In Play

    10/12/2016 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | October 12, 2016 | Terry Gildea
    Utah has been solidly Republican at the presidential level for the past 48 years. But the leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent may have been the last straw for socially conservative voters in this heavily Mormon state. [Snip] Now, Trump's support in Utah could be collapsing, according to a poll conducted after the Trump tape was released. It shows both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton drawing just 26 percent support. "A lot of Mormon voters view Donald Trump unfavorably given all of the previous information that they had, and this just proved...
  • The Daily 202: Republican politicians fall back in line behind Trump after defecting

    10/12/2016 7:55:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 97 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12 Oct 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Now that it has become crystal clear Donald Trump will not quit—that he has “unshackled” himself and plans to “limp” across the finish line—some Republicans who called on him to drop out over the weekend are reversing themselves. The senior senator from Nebraska tweeted this on Saturday: The comments made by Mr. Trump were disgusting and totally unacceptable under any circumstance. (1/2) It would be wise for him to step aside and allow Mike Pence to serve as our party's nominee. (2/2) But yesterday during a radio interview she announced that she will vote for Trump after...
  • If Trump Wins, He'll Be Boss of GOP. 1st Item: Expell Traitors

    10/12/2016 6:38:11 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Freep | 10/12/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    The French were completely mystified by Watergate: It's perfectly normal for political victors, not only to purge their own house, but to use the criminal justice system to punish wrongdoing of the prior opposing regime. Not only should Trump prosecute the Obillary Krime Komplex to the fullest extent of the law, including using all govt. resources to prove Obama was never a citizen & thus illegally occupied the White House, but he should purge and use the DOJ/FBI to dispassionately prosecute all his enemies' crimes.
  • Most GOP Senators Defecting from Trump Backed Amnesty Push

    10/12/2016 5:29:17 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 12 Oct 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    In a 2013 email published a few days ago by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton expressed views wildly at odds with those of the American citizenry: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.” Most of Donald Trump’s Republican defectors are poised to help her achieve her open-borders dream. As Republican elites continue to defy Republican voters on the crucial issue of immigration, it’s not surprising that the Senate’s open-borders crowd is refusing to back the man who—largely because of his hawkish immigration position — was chosen by Republican voters to be their party’s nominee. While only...
  • Most GOP Senators Defecting from Trump Backed Amnesty Push

    10/12/2016 5:28:53 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 11 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    In a 2013 email published a few days ago by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton expressed views wildly at odds with those of the American citizenry: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.” Most of Donald Trump’s Republican defectors are poised to help her achieve her open-borders dream. As Republican elites continue to defy Republican voters on the crucial issue of immigration, it’s not surprising that the Senate’s open-borders crowd is refusing to back the man who—largely because of his hawkish immigration position — was chosen by Republican voters to be their party’s nominee. While only...
  • The Republican White Togas at Work for the Queen of Sleaze

    10/09/2016 5:45:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Years ago I wrote of my contempt for the white togaed squishes of the right who flee the grounds of the forum when jackals attack their allies in order to keep their garb free of stain. This week in the lead up to the second presidential debate tonight, they’re at it again. Just as evidence of the Clinton corruption is once again made manifest in the release of more of her emails and a closer look at the late revised Clinton foundation filings, they flee Trump because of a suspiciously timed tape of an eleven-year-old conversation with GHW Bush’s nephew,...
  • How dumb does Washington think we all are?

    10/10/2016 11:41:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2016 | 6:50am | Kyle Smith
    How dumb do Washington bureaucrats think you are? Really amazingly dumb. Now we have hard data to prove it. Survey data from the polled group — staffers from the White House and Capitol Hill plus career civil servants and the policy community of lobbyists and others who work closely with government from outside it — indicate that the functionary class thinks of itself as our betters. Our bosses, not our representatives. They see their own judgment as being far superior to that of the rest of us — the people whose wishes they are supposed to be carrying out. Trump...
  • Tripwire Crossed – The Last Desperate Plot of the GOPe

    10/12/2016 4:25:30 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 12, 2016 | Sundance
    There are many indicators the leaked 2005 NBC/Universal Trump video may have been a coordinated GOPe (UniParty) plot to remove the threat to their influence and affluence posed by the candidacy of Donald Trump. Here’s a summary of stories, interviews and excerpts related to this issue. [I’ll weigh in with my take after all of the information] Beginning with Lou Dobbs interviewing Jerry Falwell Jr.
  • Dobbs & Falwell: GOP Elites behind Sex Talktape

    10/12/2016 4:00:13 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/11/2016 | Lou Dobbs & J. Falwell, Jr.
    Piecing it together, bit by bit.
  • (TWITTER) Insider Says GOP Coup Attempt Thwarted

    @JackPosobiec SCOOP: The DC Beltway is livid at Trump today. House staffers are telling me they all actually thought Trump would drop out this weekend RNC leaders were telling members that after the tape leaked that Trump would drop out so they all needed to unendorse him first So now its chaos, members were told Trump was dropping and Pence was taking over so that's why so many publicly attacked Trump But now Trump is staying in, and after his strong debate performance and solid support levels they are worried they just screwed themselves The establishment plan was Pence would...
  • Who ordered the GOP code red on Trump?

    10/11/2016 9:24:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 111 replies
    Oct 11 2016 | WilliamIII
    Don't tell it was Ryan's idea. Hes not a leader he follows instructions. Who gave the instructions to take out Trump?
  • The GOP Civil War Is Finally Here. And Donald Trump Is Winning! (CNBC)

    10/11/2016 5:47:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Democracy can be ugly. And what Republicans like McCain and Ryan have had so much trouble accepting is that the voters in the primaries flocked to Trump. . It doesn't matter who had the best chances to win the general election. Even if Trump is a long shot to win the election, (and he probably won't be for long; look for the polls to steady themselves in another week or so), he can now present himself as the true man of the people no Republican presidential candidate has been able to be or even look like since Ronald Reagan. The...
  • Trump taking on Paul Ryan

    10/11/2016 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Williams · 85 replies
    Trump Twitter
    Trump has begun tweeting against Ryan. Within the last hour: Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty. AND Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!
  • My theory on WHEN and with WHO the GOPe collusion started ... (vanity)

    10/11/2016 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 46 replies
    Bush Senior became Reagan's Vice President after he agreed to say to say he would "implicitly abandon his support for abortion and his opposition to supply-side economics by embracing the platform". It is my theory that Bush senior didn't like or agree with Reagan and was either approached by the left or his views were just more in line with the left, either way, the GOPe cabal started the day Bush senior took office. From their we bounced back and forth between Clinton's and more Bush's to Obama and we stand here now very close to electing YET ANOTHER CLINTON....
  • Trumped-Up Outrage

    10/11/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    Trumped-Up Outrage The Left condemns the GOP candidate even as it celebrates crudity and sexual exhibitionism throughout the culture. Heather Mac Donald Democrats and their media allies, joined by many Republicans, are calling on Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after a newly released, decade-old tape of a frat-house-level conversation between Trump and television host Billy Bush in 2005, in which Trump boasted of his heavy-handed pursuit of females. Trump describes trying unsuccessfully to seduce a married woman by taking her furniture shopping, speaking in the crudest terms. He brags that because he was a star he could...
  • Clinton’s vow to push Supreme Court left galvanizes conservatives wary of Trump

    10/10/2016 6:52:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    <p>ST. LOUIS — Hillary Clinton ended up helping Donald Trump repair some of the damage from his lewd comments about women this weekend when she ran hard left on the Supreme Court — reinforcing the one overriding reason conservative Republicans have for voting for their flawed presidential nominee.</p>
  • Paul Ryan Turns Focus From Donald Trump to House Races, Roiling G.O.P.

    10/10/2016 5:55:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 10, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, dealt a hammer blow to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy on Monday, dashing any remaining semblance of Republican unity and inviting fierce backlash from his own caucus by announcing that he would no longer defend Mr. Trump. Mr. Ryan’s stance drew an immediate rebuke from Mr. Trump, who posted on Twitter that Mr. Ryan should focus on governing “and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee.” Mr. Ryan informed Republican lawmakers on a morning conference call that he would never again campaign alongside Mr. Trump and would dedicate himself instead to defending the...
  • Falwell: Lewd Trump Tape Part of GOP Coup Against Donald

    10/10/2016 1:03:24 PM PDT · by drypowder · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/10/2016 | Neil W. McAbe
    The son of the Moral Majority founder and the president of Liberty University told WABC radio host Rita Crosby shortly after Sunday’s presidential debate that Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) and other Republican leaders used the recently released lewd tape of Donald J. Trump to execute a push against the GOP nominee for president. “I think this whole tape… video tape thing was planned, I think it was timed, I think it might have even been a conspiracy among establishment Republicans who have known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage to...
  • The Republican Crisis (Nat Review still soiling britches)

    10/10/2016 1:14:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/10/16 | The Editors
    The Access Hollywood tape that broke Friday afternoon sent GOP elected officials fleeing from the Republican nominee over the weekend in a truly historic rupture. Trump’s odds of winning the presidency were already long before the airing of the tape. With a swath of the party now in open revolt, they are longer still. We understand the calls for Trump to step aside. Almost any other Republican would have a better chance of defeating Hillary Clinton, a dreary and corrupt statist who is the Walter Mondale or Michael Dukakis of our time, yet is beating her desperately flawed opponent. But...
  • Back us so we can block Clinton agenda, say some Republicans

    10/10/2016 9:17:01 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 48 replies
    AP ^ | October 9, 2016 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's just a trickle now, but some Republicans are urging people to back GOP congressional candidates because they'd constrain Hillary Clinton's agenda should she be elected president this November. -snip - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., facing a competitive re-election fight, unveiled a video this week promising to "act as a check, not a rubber stamp," if Clinton wins the White House. In fundraising emails in recent weeks, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., GOP operative Karl Rove and a Colorado lawmaker battling for his seat made similar appeals. - snip - "America cannot afford an unchecked Hillary Clinton...
  • Morning Joe Says TRUMP Performance Was “Epic” and “Rocked Political World” (VIDEO)

    10/10/2016 6:33:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 83 replies ^ | Oct 10th, 2016
    Joe Scarborough: I think there were a couple of things people in the press did not want to admit but it was plainly evident watching it on TV last night. Number one, it was Donald Trump’s most effective debate performance to date. There’s not a close second. There’s not a close second. Secondly, despite the fact she had an unprecedented cheering section in the media, the fact is for somebody who was watching, and people will see this as they go back and watch today, or of they see parts in a week from now or a month from now,...
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. believes GOP establishment is behind Trump tape leak

    10/10/2016 5:13:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian University in the world, told WABC radio host Rita Cosby that Mr. Trump’s caught-on-tape comments are indefensible, but said that he thinks the release of the tape was planned to give Republicans an excuse to “slither out” of supporting the GOP presidential nominee. “I think it was timed,” Mr. Falwell said. “I think it might have even been a conspiracy among establishment Republicans who have known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage to Donald Trump, and I...
  • Gov. Whitman: Why Clinton is the only choice for president (Christie Whitman)

    10/09/2016 4:36:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | October 7, 2016 | Christine Todd Whitman
    By Christine Todd Whitman  Pundits and politicians — myself included — completely misjudged this election.  I certainly did not think that Donald Trump had a serious shot of being the Republican nominee when he first entered the presidential race.  When he got the nomination, few thought the polls would ever be this close. And far too many have failed to recognize that there is a difference between change and chaos.  The latter is what we will get with a Trump presidency. At a time when the country is facing real issues and many are wondering if they have a future of...
  • Profile in Cowardice: Republican Establishment Flees Trump over 2005 Comments

    10/09/2016 2:36:37 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 81 replies ^ | 8 Oct 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    In December 2010, I was a guest at a cocktail party in Washington, D.C. for incoming Republican members of the House of Representatives. I had lost my own congressional race in Illinois, but had made enough friends among fellow GOP candidates that they graciously allowed me to join the festivities. Inside, there was excited talk about the new Tea Party class, about fixing Washington, about finding places to live in high-rent D.C. And there was also talk about women — that kind of talk. Some of the new members, many of whom had spent the day surrounded by young, attractive,...
  • Pence tells donors he's sticking with Trump

    10/09/2016 12:21:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Donald Trump 's running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday told a group of GOP donors that he remains fully committed to the Republican nominee despite growing pressure from some party leaders to have Trump step down from from the ticket. “Governor Pence spoke enthusiastically about Mr. Trump, his pro-growth economic policies and the movement he’s begun,” said Marty Obst, the director of the campaign's vice presidential operations, as reported first by the Wall Street Journal. Obst added the donors were more concerned with policy than they were with Trump's statements from 2005. “Several guests remarked that they...
  • Poll: Republican Voters Ready To Stand by Trump Despite Lewd Comments Video

    10/09/2016 11:49:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | October 9, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Republican voters are very aware of the released video of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women, but a majority of them are willing to stand by their Republican nominee, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.
  • Paul Ryan Shouted Down by Trump Supporters in Wisconsin

    10/09/2016 8:05:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 10/8/2016 | Patrick Howley
    House Speaker Paul Ryan was shouted down by chants of “Trump” at his Fall Fest event Saturday in Wisconsin. Ryan, who kicked off the speech talking about the “elephant in the room,” said that Trump’s banter with Billy Bush before taping an Access Hollywood segment in 2005 was “a troubling situation.” The chants for “Trump” start at about the 6:40 mark in the video below.