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  • Kristol: Trump Knows Deep in His Heart He Shouldn’t Be President

    09/24/2016 6:32:53 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/24/2016 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, while discussing Monday night’s upcoming presidential debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Trump knows “deep in his heart he shouldn’t be president of the United States.” Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANIE RUHLE: Joining me now is Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard. As I said, the heat is on, but Donald Trump is painting this picture, eating cheese steaks, chilling out, adding another rally on Saturday night. Do you believe it? Do you believe this easy breezy Donald Trump is showing up, or do...
  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND HILLARY’S FAKE CONSERVATIVES

    09/22/2016 2:56:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ronald Reagan’s worst mistake was named George H.W. Bush. Bush was the price that Reagan paid for the support of fake conservatives. And the price ended up being his legacy. Reagan had never felt good about naming Bush as his second, worrying about “turning the country over to him.” And he was right to worry. Once in office, Bush disavowed Reagan’s economic policies, which he had always hated, got deep into bed with the Saudis with disastrous results, and lost a winnable election to Bill Clinton. Reagan had handed Bush victory and Bush had brought Republicans utter defeat. Bush was...
  • Trump says he will replace 'failed and corrupt establishment'

    09/21/2016 12:35:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | Sept.21, 2016 | Blade Staff
    Subtitle: He promises tax reductions, child care, repeal of Affordable Care Act Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, during his stump speech today at the Stranahan Theater in South Toledo, boasted he would replace the "failed and corrupt establishment" of the nation and that he would terminate all "job-killing" orders from the Obama Administration.
  • Trump: I might vote for Clinton too if I were Bush

    09/21/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "Look, I fought his son very hard. It was a very tough battle — Jeb, and Jeb lost. He was expected to win," Trump told Time Warner News prior to a rally in North Carolina Wednesday. "He was expected to be the nominee and he lost." "We're leading all over, and we seem to be doing very well. But I fought him and it was a very nasty contest. It was very nasty and I can understand that," Trump said. "Frankly, if I were him, maybe I'd go that direction too. Look, Jeb Bush signed a pledge. He didn't honor...
  • The Bush family’s lament: They detest the GOP nominee, and now have become his foil.

    09/21/2016 6:04:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | September 21, 2016 | Eli Stokols
    Their distaste for Donald Trump was no secret. But they saw no point in publicizing it. From Miami to Houston, Crawford to Kennebunkport, members of the Republican Party’s first family remained quiet for months, avoiding cameras and questions about presidential politics and focusing their few fundraiser appearances on assisting the GOP candidates who would be forced to share the November ballot with a nominee they detest.
  • Killing Camelot: How Trump is Smashing the Style of the Political Elite with his Character & Honesty

    09/20/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 51 replies
    9/20/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    For over a year now, the mainstream press has attacked Trump for not being "presidential".  Even still, citizens are genuinely concerned that their president look the part of a president and carry themselves in a way that makes us proud.  So what exactly is meant when someone says a candidate looks or is "presidential"?  And why should we care?  This is the subject I'm going to explore and discuss in this vanity. JFK, Jackie and the Royalty of Camelot Well, to begin, I think our current notion of a "presidential" style was strongly influenced by JFK in the 1960s. ...
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/20/2016 5:57:13 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 189 replies
    Drudge link to Politico ^ | 09/20/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    DrudgeReport top story: George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary - POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/exclusive-george-hw-bush-to-vote-for-hillary-228395 George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton. By Darren Samuelsohn 09/19/16 11:20 PM EDT Updated 09/19/16 11:36 PM EDT Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the...
  • Report: George H.W. Bush to Vote for Hillary Clinton

    09/20/2016 5:23:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/20/16 | JJ Gallagher
    Former president George H.W. Bush plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election, according to a report by Politico. The 92-year-old Republican 41st president...
  • Kasich strategist rips into Reince Priebus over Trump

    09/19/2016 4:57:16 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | Erica Brown
    RNC chair Reince Priebus is facing backlash after suggesting that former Republican presidential hopefuls considering a 2020 White House bid may face challenges if they refuse to support Donald Trump. “People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools from the RNC,” Priebus told John Dickerson CBS News’ Face the Nation. “Those people need to get on board. And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think we’re going to evaluate the process…and I don’t think it’s going to be easy for them” In a fiery rebuttal, John Weaver, chief...
  • Republicans Privately Panic At “Terrifying” Prospect Of Trump Win

    The Clinton campaign's wobbly performance over the past 72 hours has set off a rash of behind-the-scenes handwringing among professional Republicans as they confront an unnerving new possibility: What if their nominee actually wins the White House? For months, the prevailing wisdom within GOP political circles has been that Donald Trump stands little chance to win in November — and a large number of the party's consultants, fundraisers, and operatives privately preferred it that way. Though many of them are reluctant to say so in public, they argue that a Trump presidency would fracture their party, decimate the conservative movement,...
  • Here’s Lil’ Billie Krystol’s SS NeverTrump’s motley crew of misfits, never was and never will Be’s

    09/12/2016 7:51:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies
    vanity | Sept. 12,2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We hear so much about the NeverTrump “Republicans” who are so principled they have to support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in order to save America. The Atlantic magazine has published a list of some of them. Here we go: Mitt Romney: A loser in every way; abandoned us and the fight for the last six weeks of his loser’s campaign and gave us Barack Obama for another four years. Karl Rove: is UNDECIDED Does anyone really care? Larry Pressler: Who? Michael Bloomberg: Failed gun grabber who didn’t have the courage to enter the race – who cares?) Sally Bradshaw:...
  • GOP insiders: Maybe Trump can win

    09/09/2016 6:31:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 9, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    Once resigned to a November defeat, swing state Republicans are increasingly optimistic about Donald Trump’s chances now that the GOP presidential nominee has closed a once-yawning deficit in the polls against Hillary Clinton. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, operatives and strategists in 11 battleground states, 10 of which President Barack Obama carried in 2012. While a majority of GOP insiders still say Clinton would carry their state if the election were held today, significantly more Republicans now say Trump would win than even just a few weeks ago. But despite Trump’s improving prospects, GOP...
  • Never Trumpers, Is There an End Game?

    09/07/2016 4:12:47 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 25 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 9-6-16 | Chris Shugart
      Never mind the Bushes. Forget about McCain and Romney. And while you’re at it, ignore for a moment the GOP politicians and conservative media pundits who consider it necessary to inform you that they don’t support Donald Trump. Let’s instead try and figure out what’s driving this phenomenon. Even though he’s the undisputed GOP nominee, there remain conservatives who consider it their political duty to inform us that Trump is a flawed candidate. OK, NeverTrumpers, thanks for the insight. Just one question about all of the grumbling. What is the point? Perhaps it’s an effort to assuage the guilt...
  • Are you turning off Michael Medved? (Vanity)

    09/07/2016 4:43:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 96 replies
    09/07/16 | Me
    For some reason for a while, I kept trying to turn him on in the first hour, but after five minutes of listening, I'm convinced he's actively campaigning for Clinton. At this point in the election, what else does he hope to accomplish with his constant Trump-bashing? He said early on that if Trump won, he would spend the campaign promoting the congressional races, but he seems to have dumped that for an outright Never-Trump message. He spends much more time bashing Trump than he does Clinton. I've turned him off completely... ...have you?
  • Mitt Romney’s Rich Backers Turn to Hillary Clinton

    09/07/2016 11:58:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September, 7, 2016 | Alec MacGillis
    For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans. This has been especially true of one of the most notorious targets for financial reform: the favorable tax treatment of the outsize compensation earned by partners in private equity firms. Democrats have long spoken out against this so-called carried-interest loophole, yet have often not pushed as hard as they could to change the law, which saves some of the wealthiest people in finance billions of dollars in taxes each year.
  • WashPost Columnist Calling for a Shutdown of Conservative Talk Radio? (Michael Gerson )

    09/03/2016 8:33:26 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 50 replies
    newsbusters ^ | September 2, 2016 | Tim Graham
    When former Bush chief speechwriter Michael Gerson wrote a column for The Washington Post headlined “Cancel this reality show,” it sounded like just another anti-Trump column. Or is Gerson calling for a shutdown of conservative talk radio? It's understandable that establishment Republicans would despise the dynamic of conservative radio talkers trying to yank party leaders to the right. But shutting them down? Does that sound like reasonable moderation?
  • Fox Poll: Immigration Amnesty Wall Street Globalists Continue Scheming…

    09/01/2016 1:40:05 PM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 1, 2016 | sundance
    Many are beginning to attribute favorable opinion toward the campaign of Donald Trump and toward the campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway.  However, those same voices may not fully grasp the scope of Wall Street’s Machiavellian architects. Has anyone forgotten the term “Grubering”, or the intent behind Jonathan Gruber’s admissions of how to maneuver a legislative agenda (Obamacare) despite the will of the people? Prudent caution is needed. You only need to look as far as the latest Daron Shaw construct delivered by Fox News under the auspices of their latest Poll.  Remember, there are trillions of dollars at stake; Wall Street has a very specific...
  • This is Why Republicans Need to Stop Hating on Trump

    08/28/2016 6:04:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    jacksonvillefreepress.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist)
    Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling its mission. Many in the Republican Party have criticized Trump’s campaign, not because they want Trump to win, but because “they” don’t want to lose. They don’t want to lose their “power.” They want to be re-elected to their various congressional and gubernatorial offices strictly for the sake of having power, not...
  • Virginia GOP Betraying Base Again? [aw!m vanity]

    08/28/2016 6:47:10 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 45 replies
    One of our forum's top campaign hawks, impy, has just warned me that the Virginia GOP is planning to do away with the standard convention process in 2017. "Virginia is ditching their state convention method of choosing 2017 nominees for Gov/LT Gov/AG, going to a primary. Passed on a 41-40 vote by the State Central Committee , seen as a power play by RINOS to take power from conservative activists..." -- impy I went to google. Hardly anything about it, just some vague headline referring to a debate 'this weekend'. We in Virginia have experienced very strange primary antics in...
  • Anti-Trump Republicans To Run Ads Against Trump In Key States

    08/27/2016 9:59:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 121 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Lauren Fox
    The ad is titled "Keep Your Promise," which is a throwback to a comment Trump made early in the campaign that he'd bow out of the presidential race if he was far behind in national polls. "Resign the nomination. Let the RNC replace you so we can beat Hillary," the ad read at the end.
  • Anti-Trump Republicans to launch swing-state ad buy

    08/27/2016 9:34:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Anti-Trump Republicans are preparing to launch a broadcast TV ad in a handful of swing-state suburbs urging Donald Trump to quit the presidential race so the party can replace him with a more electable nominee. The ad, titled "Keep Your Word," features footage of Trump during the Republican primary in which he suggested he'd drop out if he saw his poll numbers decline. The 30-second spot is marked for a limited run on broadcast networks in suburban Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan, according to Regina Thomson, a Colorado Republican activist and leader of Free the Delegates, the organization that failed...
  • Donald Trump broke the conservative media

    08/27/2016 9:29:48 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8.27.2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Sean Hannity, sitting comfortably in his air-conditioned New York studios on a hot August afternoon, was on a fiery rant. "Honestly, I am tempted to just say I don't support any of you people ever," he barked. The Fox News host and conservative personality was fed up with Republican leaders in Washington — and he wasn't hiding it from the millions of listeners tuned into his radio program. "If in 96 days Trump loses this election, I am pointing the finger directly at people like [House Speaker] Paul Ryan and [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham and John...
  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • Establishment Republicans Tired Of ‘Slick Moral Preening’ By GOP Trump Opponents

    08/25/2016 6:28:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ryan Grim
    Every day of the Donald Trump campaign seems to bring with it a new article about an establishment Republican whose conscience can’t bear to back the reality TV star. For those who haven’t made that decision, these relentless news items are starting to smart. Some Washington Republicans wish these folks and their consciences would shut up. The most recent insult came Monday with a Politico story that began, “Former President George W. Bush’s Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy is the latest high-ranking Republican to announce his support for Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.”
  • O’Reilly slams Trump’s call to allow police to get ‘tougher’ with suspects: ‘You can’t beat ’em up!’

    08/23/2016 3:23:15 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 81 replies
    rawstory.com ^ | 8/22/16 | TOM BOGGIONI
    Appearing on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t get the deferential treatment he has come to expect when he makes his almost nightly visit to Sean Hannity’s show, as host Bill O’Reilly tried to rein him Monday night when he started talking about policing policies. Discussing crime rates in Chicago — a favorite of target for conservatives – Trump went on to say that he thinks cops are handling suspects with kid gloves and that they need to be able to clamp down on suspects. “I know police in Chicago,” Trump began. “If they were given the...
  • Rubio on Trump: First a Con Man, Now Better Than Clinton

    08/23/2016 2:01:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/23/2016 | brendan farrington
    A dangerous, erratic, con man with the worst spray tan ever. That's how Sen. Marco Rubio described Donald Trump when they were both seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Now that Trump is the nominee and Rubio is running for re-election, his tone is different. He is no longer criticizing Trump, but he isn't exactly gushing praise. Democrats are trying to make him look like a hypocrite for backing the man he previously said shouldn't have access to nuclear weapon codes, and for jumping back into the Senate race after he said he wouldn't. "Sen. Rubio is actually the real con...
  • The Republican Turncoats

    08/23/2016 5:22:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision." I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: "Well, who else is there to vote for?" Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in...
  • Donald Trump, With Bare-Bones Campaign, Relies on G.O.P. for Vital Tasks

    08/21/2016 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and RACHEL SHOREY
    Donald J. Trump is leaning heavily on Republican Party organizations to provide crucial campaign functions like getting out the vote, digital outreach and fund-raising, at a time when some leading Republicans have called for party officials to cut off Mr. Trump and focus instead on maintaining control of Congress. Despite an influx of campaign cash from small donors in July, Mr. Trump’s operation still largely resembles the bare-bones outfit that he rode to victory during the primary season, more concert tour than presidential campaign, according to interviews and documents filed with the Federal Election Commission through Saturday night. And some...
  • Lindsey Graham predicts Trump loss: ‘Reality is reality’

    08/18/2016 9:16:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has predicted a massive loss for Donald Trump in November, saying the GOP presidential nominee has alienated voters to the point of no return. “Reality is reality,” the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday on WABC Radio’s Imus in the Morning, BuzzFeed first reported. “Mitt Romney got 27% of the Hispanic vote. By 2050, a majority of the country will be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and others, and we’re losing demographically. We’ve gone from 44% with Bush to 27% with Romney, and I don’t think Donald Trump’s gonna get 20%,” Mr. Graham said. “The problems we’ve had with young...
  • Kristol—Trumpism ‘New Low: Third-World, Authoritarian, Populist, Demagogic Politics’

    08/17/2016 3:46:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tell us what you really think, Bill . . . Weekly Standard editor William Kristol has been one of Donald Trump’s harshest neo-con critics. He really let it hang out on today’s Morning Joe, calling Trumpism “a new low” consisting of “Third-World, authoritarian, populist, demagogic politics.” Earlier, Kristol sniffed off the significance of the major shake-up in the Trump campaign, in which Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon and consultant Kellyanne Conway have assumed leading roles: “I don’t think it matters, because the problem is Donald Trump.” View the video here.
  • WAPO: Trump's Stephen K. Bannon Hire "A Middle Finger To The GOP Establishment"

    08/17/2016 1:53:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.come ^ | August 17, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Donald Trump has assured us many times in recent days that he isn’t going to change his approach to the 2016 election. “I don’t want to change,” he told WKBT-TV in Wisconsin on Tuesday. “Everyone talks about, ‘Oh, well you’re going to pivot.’ I don’t want to pivot.”
  • ‘Never Trump’ Leader Kristol: Rename Breitbart ‘Right-Wing Intolerant Mean-Spirited News’

    08/17/2016 9:17:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2016
    EXCERPT “I knew Andrew well and he was a troublemaker, but he was a good hearted person who would not have – I mean, I hate the fact that it’s called Breitbart News. If they change the name and call it you know, right-wing intolerant mean-spirited news, that would be fine … That wasn’t Andrew. First of all, It’s unfortunate we’re sitting around talking about Breitbart. It’s a disservice to Andrew’s memory. But second, Mr. Bannon has run his website and successful from a business point of view. But someone should go look at all the things they have said....
  • Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback

    08/16/2016 7:05:00 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 16, 2016 | Ed Kilgore
    Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback Every election year, as a matter of habit and convenience, we all talk about “Election Day” as though it is a defined nationwide event. But the reality is far more complex thanks to the advent of widespread no-excuse-required voting prior to Election Day by mail or in person. Indeed, as Patrick Healy of the New York Times reminds us today, nearly a third of the ballots counted in the last presidential general election were cast before Election Day — a figure that regularly rises as states follow a trend toward less traditional voting...
  • Trump Exposes Phony Republicans' True Colors

    08/16/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | 8/15/16 | Ying Ma
    Establishment Republicans won’t stop saying or doing stupid things this election season. One after another, they have declared their hatred for Donald Trump or endorsed Hillary Clinton. Those who have not stooped to such unseemliness have little to brag about either, as many of them have repeatedly failed to defend their party’s nominee or undermined him at every turn. Each time, establishment Republicans eagerly proclaim that they are more decent than the man chosen by a record number of GOP primary voters and supported by 83 percent of self-identified Republicans. Yet, while objecting to Trump’s unconventional style and rhetoric, the...
  • Ryan Seeks to Restore GOP’s Elite-Focused Agenda

    08/16/2016 1:33:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    prospect.org ^ | 8/16/16 | Roger Bybee
    Donald Trump’s blistering attacks on trade deals with Mexico and China, regardless of how simplistic and distorted, have placed House Speaker Paul Ryan in an awkward spot in part because of his own entrenched “free-trade” beliefs—and those of the Republican donor class he has so skillfully cultivated. But Ryan’s position is most precarious because he harbors ambitions for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, he wants to avoid alienating the supporters of Donald Trump, whom he has continued to endorse despite mounting criticism of his support for the New Yorker. To balance his own fiercely held convictions on “free trade” and...
  • GOP lawmakers urge RNC to cut ties with Trump

    08/16/2016 12:49:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    thehill ^ | 8/16/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Two GOP lawmakers have joined a group of Never Trump Republicans urging the Republican National Committee to cut Donald Trump loose and focus instead on protecting Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Reps. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) have signed on to a letter with 121 other GOP operatives and former elected officials urging the RNC to divert resources away from the top of the ticket. ADVERTISEMENT “Given the catastrophic impact that Donald Trump’s losing presidential campaign will have on down-ballot Senate and House races, we urge you to immediately suspend all discretionary RNC support for Trump...
  • The GOP Elite Want To Make Establishment Great Again

    08/13/2016 11:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In November, Americans will elect either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as president. All minor party candidates as well as an upstart “conservative” alternative to Donald Trump have no prayer of victory. Any Republican or conservative who does not support the GOP nominee might as well join former liberal Connecticut Republican Congressman Chris Shays and formally endorse Hillary Clinton. There are many groups of Republicans who are aiding and abetting Hillary Clinton. The establishment Republicans such as Bill Kristol, Mitt Romney and the Bush family are not supporting Trump. There is also a group of “Never Trump” conservatives such as...
  • Only Republican Defeatism Can Hand Hillary The White House

    08/15/2016 2:56:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Clinton has never won an honest election. And she isn’t about to start trying to win one now. Her favorite kind of race is rigged. Deeply unpopular and deemed untrustworthy by huge numbers of voters, she plans to win by panicking Republicans into abandoning Trump to “save” themselves. Hillary is an insider and her weapon of choice is the media.
  • ‘The GOP Is Over’: Glenn Beck Speaks At The Red State Gathering

    08/14/2016 10:45:44 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2016
    Radio host Glenn Beck had a dire message for those hoping to hear a pep talk at the Red State Gathering of Republicans in Denver on Friday. “The GOP is over,” said Beck, hours before his keynote speech that was supposed to unify conservatives at the conference. Beck spoke at the gathering, meant to organize grassroots Republicans operations just 90 days from the November election. He scolded conservatives as more and more Republicans try to distance themselves from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Susan Collins considers Libertarian, write-in for president

    08/14/2016 8:28:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    WGME via Bangor Daily News ^ | Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:51 p.m. | Daniel Lampariello
    Sen. Susan Collins appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday morning from the WGME studios, explaining why she is not voting for her party’s presidential nominee. […] Collins said she can’t support Hillary Clinton either. She said she is considering the Libertarian ticket, but that’s not a sure thing either. “I may write in a candidate who I believe would be best qualified to lead our country,” Collins said. …
  • Manafort: Anti-Trump Republicans connected to Clinton

    08/14/2016 6:06:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/14/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump's campaign chairman accused a group of Republican national security officials on Sunday of having close ties to Hillary Clinton after they declared their party's presidential nominee "unfit" to be commander-in-chief in an open letter earlier this week. "A lot of them have connections to the Clinton Foundation and have gotten contracts over the last several years to do work for the Clinton Foundation or some of its subsidiaries," Paul Manafort told New York-based radio host John Catsimatidis. "So it is far from an objective group, it is far from a Republican group and it is part of the...
  • Five Observations from the RedState Gathering

    08/14/2016 5:22:00 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    Denver — Some 500 conservative activists convened here over the weekend for the annual RedState Gathering, an event that traditionally functions as a pep rally for the Republican grassroots. This year, though, it felt like a funeral. The mood was decidedly dour as attendees spoke — from the main stage, at their tables, and over adult beverages — in disbelieving tones about the state of the presidential race and the inadequacies of their party’s nominee, Donald Trump. The event offered a unique window into how conservative activists are coping with 2016, and how they might hope to pick up the...
  • Fmr. Bush official Carlos Gutierrez endorses Hillary Clinton

    08/14/2016 9:31:51 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 14-August-2016 | CNN
    Former Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez explains to Jake Tapper that he will be supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
  • THE GOP ELITE WANT TO MAKE ESTABLISHMENT GREAT AGAIN

    08/13/2016 8:18:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/16 | Jeff Crouere
    The GOP elite are desperate to maintain power and they’ll gladly destroy the party, if not the country, before they allow Donald Trump to be elected President of the United States In November, Americans will elect either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as President. All minor party candidates as well as an upstart “conservative” alternative to Donald Trump have no prayer of victory. Any Republican or conservative who does not support the GOP nominee might as well join former liberal Connecticut Republican Congressman Chris Shays and formally endorse Hillary Clinton. There are many groups of Republicans who are aiding and...
  • Never underestimate the stupidity of the average Democrat voter

    08/13/2016 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Never underestimate the stupidity of the average Democrat voter in overlooking pure evil and utter corruption in their candidates. Never underestimate the stupidity of the Republican establishment and their natural talent in losing elections when they should have been sure-winners. The proof is in the pudding: Bill Clinton's reelection in 1996 over the GOP establishment's loser, Bob Dole. . Obama's election in 2008 over the GOP establishment's loser, John McCain. . Obama's reelection in 2012 over the GOP establishment's loser, Mitt Romney. And now after we the people rejected the GOP establishment's sure-loser (Jeb Bush) and voted in our own...
  • Ace of Spades on Political Honesty, and the Pro-Amnesty Wing of the Republican Party

    08/12/2016 11:35:43 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 10 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | Rand Koch
    Like many of us, Ace of Spades is fed up with the #NeverTrumpies and the GOP's basic dishonesty. But first, let's start off with Peggy Noonan at the pay­walled WSJ, who recognizes that the elites are, well, elite: From what I've seen of those in power throughout business and politics now, the people of your country are not your countrymen, they're aliens whose bizarre emotions you must attempt occasionally to anticipate and manage. In Manhattan, my little island off the continent, I see the children of the global business elite marry each other and settle in London or New York...
  • Hey Rove! Shut your ugly pie hole you backstabbing bastard!

    08/12/2016 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    Re: Rove on Fox News TV ranting about Trump defending himself from GOPe traitors
    Hey Rove! Shut your ugly pie hole you backstabbing bastard!
  • Support Trump - Not GOP (Vanity question)

    08/12/2016 1:22:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Self | 8-12-206 | Self
    Question: Any freepers know the any way for direct support to Trump campaign without donations being split with GOP down ballot?
  • McConnell: GOP chances to keep Senate are 'very dicey'

    08/11/2016 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 101 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2016 5:02 PM EDT | Bruce Schreiner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey,” sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee Donald Trump. […] Twenty-four GOP-held seats are on the ballot this year, compared with 10 for Democrats, he noted. McConnell was promoted to majority leader two years ago when a Republican surge wrested Senate control from Democrats. McConnell did not mention Trump as being a drag on Republican down-ballot races, but he chided Trump’s campaign tactics. The Kentucky senator said he hopes Trump “settles down and follows...
  • Sarah Palin Attacks GOP for Picking Off 'Commonsense Conservatives'

    08/12/2016 4:36:17 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 11 Aug 2016 05:01 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Sarah Palin says "establishment" Republicans are on a mission to destroy the careers of "hard-hitting conservatives" who are making a difference in Washington — and is urging GOP voters in Arizona to stop them from ousting Rep. Paul Gosar. "It’s still RINO season," the former Alaska governor declares on her Facebook page, referring to the acronym for "Republicans in Name Only," the dismissive term tea-party supporters use to describe GOP members they consider too liberal. "Establishment Republicans (Wall Street and K Street agenda dictators) have teamed up to take out true commonsense conservatives. The Tea Party wave of 2010 sent...