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  • Jeb Bush makes campaign stop in Hampton Roads (Crowd of about 200...)

    08/28/2015 3:24:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 8/28/15 | Bill Bartel
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush brought his presidential campaign to Hampton Roads on Friday, spending about an hour telling a crowd of mostly veterans of his plans to boost military spending, repair the Veterans Administration and explaining why he’s a better choice than GOP front runner Donald Trump. -snip- Surrounded by about 200 people in a rented room at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4809 in Norfolk, the candidate vowed to end automatic cuts in defense spending. -snip- He was joined at the VFW event by former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Richmond Republican, who announced his support...
  • Jeb Bush’s foot-in-mouth problem

    08/28/2015 8:23:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/15 | Dana Milbank
    What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Jeb Bush has been stumping his way across the country, explaining what he would do as president. But nobody seems to understand what the heck he’s talking about. In July, he said that “people need to work longer hours” as part of an economic recovery. Then he said his remarks had been misinterpreted. A couple of weeks later he said “we need to figure out a way to phase out” Medicare. Then he complained that critics were taking his remarks out of context. A week or so after that, he proclaimed that...
  • Jeb, get ahold of yourself

    08/27/2015 5:19:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 8/27/15 | Matt Bai
    Despite what you may have read or watched or come across in a fortune cookie, Donald Trump isn’t actually running away with the Republican nomination, and the only thing he’s “dominating” right now is media coverage. Here’s some perspective for you: As late as October 2011, a pizza magnate named Herman Cain was leading the Republican field with roughly 30 percent of the vote, or about the same as Trump’s zenith in recent polls. The main difference is that Mitt Romney had locked down the establishment vote in 2011 and was running just a few points behind. Trump, on the...
  • Jeb Bush Falls Into a Trap

    08/26/2015 5:22:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | The Editorial Board
    Jeb Bush went to the border town of McAllen, Tex., on Monday to raise money and to talk about immigration, in English and fluent Spanish. Because the Republican presidential campaign has been so fixated on border security and the immigrant peril — thank you, Donald Trump — it was a chance to see how the supposed expert on this fraught subject handled it. Short version: He was awful. In less than 15 minutes, Mr. Bush managed to step on his message, to give Mr. Trump a boost and to offend Asian-Americans, a growing population that is every bit as important...
  • The Problem with Jeb Bush

    08/25/2015 5:31:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/25/15 | Crystal Wright
    What in the world has happened to Jeb Bush? The man with a powerful last name -- who the Republican Party thought could leap into the 2016 nomination with a single bound -- looks more like a puny contender than a political Superman. According to a Rasmussen poll, 57 per cent of Republican voters believe that Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee. A mere two months ago, Trump ranked near the bottom of the 12 declared GOP candidates at the time. He now leads the field of 17 candidates. Jeb’s got the money and political dynasty but he doesn’t...
  • Bush embraces same state-based tuition-free plan as Obama

    08/25/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/24/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Jeb Bush threw his support behind a Tennessee plan to give two years of community college to students tuition free on Monday, the same plan that helped inspire President Obama’s similar proposal earlier this year. “We’ve got to make sure that we can get a four-year degree done in four years,” he said in answer to a question Monday during a press conference after a meeting on the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas. “There are great programs around the country, one of the ones I most admire is a project called Tennessee Promise, where every student that participates gets their community...
  • “Tripwire Alert” – Evidence Now Exists To Show Benefit Of GOPe Road-mapped “Splitter Strategy”….

    08/24/2015 11:42:32 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/22/15 | sundance
    The RNC is the Republican National Committee – or, put another way, the entire construct of the professional Republican Establishment and those who derive benefit/affiliation from the entity therein, the business end.  (National, State and regional political entities; polling consultants, campaign consultants, committee employees, etc).  The RNC gets the politician elected to Washington DC. The GOP, or GOP(e), is the financial class or group of financiers who pay the RNC and derive benefit from the policy creation within Washington DC.  Wall Street banks and banking interests, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, K-Street Lobbyists, etc. are all part of the machine...
  • GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: ‘How Brutus Killed Caesar (TR)

    08/22/2015 9:10:54 PM PDT · by VinL · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/15 | Matt Boyle
    The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down. But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing. “Just like Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca, I was misinformed,” Alex Castellanos, one such consultant, said of Trump in an interview with Bloomberg Politics on Friday. “He’s grown. He started off as the anti-Washington candidate, the...
  • Breaking: Trump Likely to be Banned from Future Republican Debates

    08/21/2015 5:46:59 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 145 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | August 21, 2015 | TPI Staff Writer
    This report should make Donald Trump supporters angry! While taxpayers are often funding political debates, the Republican Party has the ultimate say over its own events. And while the GOP is supposed to stand for the principles of the Founding Fathers, it can be manipulated by the political establishment which can’t stand Trump’s conservative views. The real reason why the GOP is focusing on Trump’s threat to run as a 3rd party candidate is it would give them grounds to boot him from future debates. The Republican Party, to protect its interests, is probably willing to boot the front-runner candidate....
  • Anyone else sick of Michael Medved?

    08/21/2015 8:45:49 PM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 83 replies
    Does this guy have any idea as to the anger Americans have over illegal immigration? He does not want to use the term "anchor babies". He does not want to deport illegals. He obviously does not like Trump. I have stopped listening to him. Anybody else feel the same?
  • How All The Candidates Fit In The Overall GOPe Road Map – “The Big Picture”….

    08/21/2015 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 20 2015 | Sundance
    Hopefully this outline will be the last one needed to fully understand the (Wall Street, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, K-Street) RNC/GOPe plan. And more specifically, how each of the candidates lines up within the construct for the 2016 GOP Primary. Many political detractors have viewed the prior information as “conspiracy theory” or “tin foil hat” thinking. That’s fine, we’ve been following this since October of 2013 and it’s doubtful anyone who has not simultaneously followed along could possibly grasp the entire construct, almost two years of data, in a short period of absorption. The fact-finding need to fully grasp the...
  • I'm thinking Trump/Cruz 2016 would be a very, very powerful ticket

    08/20/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 69 replies
    Although I would prefer Cruz, I would have no problem voting for TRUMP. Adding a conservative mastero in Cruz to an Anti-Establishment (both parties) populist in Trump would be a winning team in my mind. Trump is a moderate all right but not a Republican Establishment kind-of moderate as in willing to back-stabbed conservatives because these moderates are really libs that just wouldn't make in the Democrat Party. So adding a conservative firebrand in Cruz who are probably Trump supporters second choice and vice versa would be a wining team that would rattle a weaken Hillary, an misguided socialist Bernie...
  • GOP Ganging Up to Trounce Trump?

    08/19/2015 11:27:47 PM PDT · by Mariner · 143 replies
    Fox Business ^ | August 19th, 2015 | By Charlie Gasparino, Courtney Crawford
    Billionaire real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to dominate the GOP field both in hurling insults at his fellow Republicans and in the polls, but now it appears his rivals have decided that if they’re going down, they’re going down swinging. The Fox Business Network has learned that at least some of the campaigns are discussing an attack-ads blitz against The Donald in the coming weeks, according to several financial executives who have direct ties to the various campaigns. These people tell Fox Business that the campaigns of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio...
  • FOX NEWS: RUBIO AND WALKER PLANNING MAJOR ATTACK ON TRUMP TO ‘RESET THE PRIMARY’ SOON

    08/19/2015 2:44:46 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 117 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8/19/2015 | RightScoop
    Charlie Gasparino reports on Fox News that GOP donors have told him that both Rubio and Walker are planning an ad assault on Donald Trump after labor day in order to ‘reset the primary’. This is sooner than they would have planned to do this, Gasparino says, but it’s becoming critical for them: Gasparino says they aren’t coordinating, but I suspect their donors who leaked this to him are certainly coordinating. After all their money is on the line.
  • Explaining Donald Trump's Enemies

    08/19/2015 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    You can tell a lot about a man by his enemies, and Donald Trump has those aplenty. I'm not referring to people may merely disagree with him on certain issues, or even those on the far Left – like Democrats – who will hate anybody who is not a progressive loonie toon. Instead, I'm talking about the folks in Trump's own party and on Trump's own side, broadly speaking, of the ideological divide. The Republican establishment, as well as a large subset of the conservative (loosely defined) commentariat, seem to have visceral hatred for the man – and for his...
  • Defeating The GOPe Road Map – A Message to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Supporters….

    08/19/2015 8:15:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-18-2015 | sundance
    Defeating The GOPe Road Map – A Message to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Supporters…. Posted on August 19, 2015 by sundance When no-one was paying attention a road map was created to elect Jeb Bush – LEARN MORE HERE – “Tripwires”: ♦ This is why the RNC/GOPe machine hid their changes to campaign finance inside the December 2014 Continuing Resolution (CROmnibus) budget bill when no-one was paying attention. ♦ This is also why the RNC/GOPe machine changed the rules of the primary calender, when no-one was paying attention. “States holding their primaries between March 1 and March 14 will...
  • The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….

    08/18/2015 8:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 88 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-19-2015 | sundance
    August 18, 2015The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….by sundance Beyond the previous examples of DC’s chattering class punditry: George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Stephen Hayes, Dana Perino, Charles Lane, Bill Kristol et al, and their on-air splodey head moments -which are continuing with the speed of an interstate covered in bubble wrap- we now have the paid GOP consultant class joining them.GOP political consultant Rick Wilson has been in a highly visible war of words with Breitbart.com over the website’s editorial support for GOP candidate Donald Trump.Wilson said on CNN that approximately 25% of Republicans were “low information voters”,...
  • Donald Trump sinks GOP’s 2016 dream team

    08/18/2015 8:55:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 8/28/25 | CNN Wire
    They were supposed to be the dream team. When the 2016 White House race ignited, the glut of talented, experienced, charismatic, young-but-seasoned and authentically conservative candidates delighted grassroots Republican activists. It was the GOP’s deepest White House field in a generation. But Donald Trump’s summer surge has stolen the spotlight from these challengers for the conservative crown and left candidates such as Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul struggling for traction. -snip- Kevin Madden, a Republican strategist who worked for 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, said Trump’s opponents should be prepared to engage as a way of courting the...
  • Has the Unrepresented Majority Finally Reached Its Boiling Point?

    08/18/2015 5:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    We can acknowledge that Donald Trump's popularity is partially related to his unapologetic defense of himself and his policies, but let's examine why that is particularly appealing to his supporters and others. How did we get to this point? Grass-roots conservatives believe that their policies can make America great again, that they can make Americans more secure and prosperous. Many of them still believe in traditional values, which are now in disrepute. They are appalled at the systematic assault on their ideas in our public schools, our universities, the media and Hollywood. They are horrified by the attacks on their...
  • Scott Walker Just Dropped a Major Bomb on the RINO GOP Leadership

    08/18/2015 12:32:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Politistick ^ | August 17, 2015 | Jennifer Burke
    Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made no friends with the RINO GOP establishment on Monday, going where establishment-backed “moderate” squishy candidates like RINOs Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham or Chris Christie would probably never go. Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio program on Monday, Walker told Beck that RINO leader Mitch McConnell is “part of the problem” in Washington, citing broken GOP promises regarding Obamacare and funding Obama’s illegal amnesty. “Mitch McConnell is part of the problem. Will you go so far as saying that there are people in the GOP that are part of the establishment, like...
  • Dear GOP... Intellectual Froglegs 08/16.15 [The Establishment Nightmare: Cruz Trump 2016]

    08/17/2015 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Chode · 28 replies
    JoeDanMedia ^ | 08/16.15 | JoeDanMedia
    i truly love this guy, but sometimes it's enough to make ya wanna cry... Intellectual Froglegs 08/16.15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08iTxTg15BM
  • Meltdown: Top GOP Consultant Rick Wilson Uses Rape Threat Against Child To Attack Breitbart

    08/17/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/17/2015 | John Nolte
    Friday night on CNN, top GOP consultant Rick Wilson attacked 25% of Republican primary voters as “low information voters.” Saturday morning, Breitbart News reported this fact and argued that attacking our own voters as stupid might not be the key to victory. Monday, quite incredibly, Rick Wilson used a threat of rape against his own daughter as a political talking point to attack Breitbart News:
  • GOP-e would rather lose again than win with votes from “those people”

    08/17/2015 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/17/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a cautionary tale of how New York’s Republican Party committed suicide rather than win with votes from, “those people.” It happened in 1994 and life has gotten worse for New York Republicans ever since. Republican Dennis Vacco was locked in a very close battle to become the state’s Attorney General. During the closing days of the race Vacco’s campaign manager announced that the Democrat, Karen Burstein was unqualified because she is a lesbian. The New York Times called the comment “gutter politics.” Nevertheless, Vacco won by just fewer than 2% and the seeds of the NY State GOP’s...
  • Republican Party Doesn’t Want to Believe its Voters Agree with Trump.

    08/17/2015 6:51:32 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 59 replies
    VOX ^ | August 17, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    Part of what makes Trump dangerous to the Republican elites is he's willing to cater to the opinions of the Republican base in ways that the Republican establishment wouldn't dare. In doing so he can exploit longstanding cleavages between the Republican Party and the voters it represents.
  • Jeb Bush, seemingly perfect on paper, just hasn't caught on with GOP voters

    08/17/2015 5:29:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/17/15 | SEEMA MEHTA
    On paper, Jeb Bush is the perfect establishment candidate for the Republican presidential nomination: A two-term governor of a crucial swing state who oversaw economic expansion and spearheaded education reform. A conservative, but with a cerebral, optimistic tone that probably won't enrage moderate voters, unlike the unabashed social-issue warriors in the GOP field. A prolific fundraiser whose advantage stems from the powerful donor networks of his brother, former President George W. Bush, and his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Yet the former Florida governor — for all his might on paper — has failed to catch on with Republican...
  • Poll: GOP establishment candidates falling

    08/17/2015 4:20:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/17/15 | Eric Bradner
    A trio of Republican establishment favorites -- Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio -- are all losing ground in the party's 2016 presidential field, a new Fox News poll shows. Donald Trump, meanwhile, continues to dominate the race -- earning 25% support nationally while another outsider, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, is running second at 12%, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, known for locking horns with Republican congressional leaders, is third at 10%. Bush, the former Florida governor, has dropped to 9% -- fourth place, down from 15% and second place in a Fox News poll conducted earlier this month,...
  • Trump Gives a Glimpse of the Golden Arrow Targeted Toward McConnell/Donohue’s Achilles Heel...

    08/15/2015 11:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 15, 2015 | Sundance
    First, an admission: I have seriously underestimated Donald Trump. After spending more than three years tracking the construct of the GOPe strategy to elect Jeb Bush, and having lost the most single important battle in May 2014 to stop it, I was deflated and disenfranchised. Few were willing to accept the road-map and sheer level of Machiavellian strategy deployed by the professional political class. Every single prediction (tripwire) which stems from understanding the construct was triggered in the exact sequence. We resigned ourselves to the outlook that Tom Donohue, Mitch McConnell and their team were going to pull it off....
  • Trump vs the GOP?

    08/16/2015 2:54:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 149 replies
    August 16, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    In response to George Will, Peter Wehner and the long list of GOPe pundits they reference who are trashing Trump today. Trump wouldn’t stand a chance to run for president as a Republican had the traitors in the GOP not screwed over the voters. We voted conservatives in to de-fund if not repeal Obamacare and to stop Obama’s executive amnesty and to stop Obama and the democrats in general. What have they done? They screwed over the conservatives we voted in, declared war on the conservative voters, and gave Obama every damned thing he asked for. Screw George Will! Screw...
  • Trump: The Last Time America Was Great Was During the Reagan Administration [VIDEO]

    08/16/2015 2:19:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 174 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump says the last time America was great was “during the administration of Ronald Reagan.” Donald Trump was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday and told Chuck Todd that it was during the Reagan Administration, “you felt really proud. I don’t think since then to any great extent, people were proud.”
  • Donald Trump and the Chick-fil-A effect (Vanity)

    08/16/2015 1:04:06 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Vanity | 16 Aug 2015 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I've been listening to the chattering political class on tv and radio lately and their consensus seems to be that what will be the derailment of the Trump express will be his lack of a political organization, the so-called "boots on the ground" that brings out the voters. It is what supposedly cost Mitt Romney the election, not the fact that he was a boring milquetoast. Personally I think that the Donald will benefit from what I call the Chick-fil-A effect. Remember way back in 2012 when the chicken chain got tangled up in a Gay rights controversy? The Left...
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • The border wall Donald Trump wants (mostly) exists.

    08/16/2015 11:50:51 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 77 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/16/2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Newsflash to both Donald Trump and Ann Coulter: that wall you’re saying the U.S. needs to build along its border with Mexico…it mostly exists. There aren’t any lasers, a shark-filled moat, or auto-turrets, but it’s there. Don’t believe me? Here it is in Mexicali, California. And Arizona. And New Mexico.
  • Super PAC to drop $10 million on pro-Jeb Bush ads

    08/16/2015 11:01:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN)—The super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's bid for president will spend $10 million on its first major TV ad campaign starting next month. A spokesman for Right to Rise PAC confirmed that the group will start running ads in the crucial early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire on September 15, with ads starting in South Carolina the week after. The commercials, first reported by The Associated Press, will focus on promoting the former Florida governor's record and will run through December.
  • Why Carly Fiorina’s polling bump is even better than we thought (Fio-RINO)

    08/16/2015 10:53:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/15 | Amber Phillips
    After Carly Fiorina's standout performance in the Aug. 6 Republican pre-debate, we were eager to see her polling numbers. Sure, she spoke in the so-called "kiddie table" debate -- really more of a 5 o'clock forum featuring the bottom seven Republican presidential candidates before the main stage of the top 10 -- and sure, her competition was six men who were pretty, well, lackluster that day. But the media, including us here at The Fix, made note of how well-spoken, versed poised she appeared. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO was one of the night's unequivocal winners -- of either debate. The...
  • Despite Gloomy Predictions, Talk Radio Lives! Liberals, GOP Establishment Fume (Jeffrey Lord)

    08/16/2015 6:50:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/15/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    I will tell you that a very senior talk radio executive, somebody with responsibility for a large number of talk radio stations, expressed to me just this week his concern that talk radio as we know it could be largely gone in five years….” So spoke Randall Bloomquist, “a long-time radio executive and president of Talk Frontier Media ” as identified here in a Daily Beast article from back in 2011 - almost, yes, five years ago. (And Bloomquist wasn't alone in expressing the "talk radio is dying" sentiment, either.) As of this moment, with only another six months to...
  • GOP Consultant Accuses Breitbart.com of Being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump

    08/15/2015 8:34:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former George H. W. Bush consultant Rick Wilson lashed out at Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow tonight on CNN accusing Breitbart.com of being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump. Despite Rick Wilson’s insults Alex Marlow probably delivered the sharpest blows. Breitbart reported: The two men, before addressing each other, established a stark contrast with the other’s view. Wilson defended Bush on several questions and, unprompted, said: “I don’t work for Jeb Bush, and I’m not here to advocate specifically for him.” All the while, he threw a few bombs at Trump. “Every one of these pressers this guy does is a dumpster...
  • Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Hampton, New Hampshire

    08/14/2015 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 27 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 8/14/15 | CSPAN
    August 14, 2015 Republican 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a rally at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire.
  • The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence…

    08/14/2015 11:31:10 AM PDT · by jobim · 48 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/14/15 | Sundance
    Many people who have not followed the construct of the RNC/GOP plan as it originated (November/December 2013 – through the construction in May/June 2014 and end result in April ’15) are fundamentally misunderstanding the origin of the GOPe Roadmap to elect Jeb Bush.... The road map was originally contingent upon Graham, Fiorina, Perry, Rubio, Christie, Huckabee, Gilmore, Pataki and Kasich staying in the race through at least March 2nd 2016. Hence Super-PACs were established to keep them funded through the point of their usefulness. Obviously things so far have not gone quite as planned/preferred. Specific issues messing up the plan:...
  • Whistling Past The Graveyard: GOP Insiders Say Trump Can't Win

    08/14/2015 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Breitbart News
    From Katie Glueck writing at Politico: Six in 10 Republican insiders in the early states say Donald Trump can’t win Iowa or New Hampshire. That’s the assessment of this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, strategists and activists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Their conclusion comes on the heels of the latest national poll, from CNN/ORC, that reports the controversial real estate mogul is leading the GOP presidential field even after crudely attacking Fox News host Megyn Kelly last week following the first GOP debate, which she co-moderated.
  • Rubio Pandering to BLM- IT’S A PROBLEM OUR NATION HAS TO CONFRONT BECAUSE IT IS REAL’

    08/14/2015 8:13:59 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | 8/14/2015 | soopermexican
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  • Donald Trump Advisor Roger Stone Interview

    08/13/2015 4:57:02 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 8, 2015 | YouTube
    Donald Trump Adviser Roger Stone Interview FULL after Being FIRED by Trump Campaign
  • Ted Cruz: 'Foolish' for GOP to criticize Trump

    08/13/2015 3:17:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 10, 2015 | By KATIE GLUECK
    He says that it is dangerous to dismiss a candidate with this type of drawing power. FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday warned that the Republican presidential candidates who are slamming Donald Trump do so at their political peril. Cruz’s remarks, which came during an interview with POLITICO as he swings through the South on a bus tour, are among the most detailed comments to date regarding his reluctance to criticize the real estate mogul, who is currently leading the polls in the GOP primary. “I would … note that an awful lot of Republicans, including other...
  • Kasich: Yes on possibly allowing illegals to become citizens, no on attacking Hillary Clinton

    08/13/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking it too: Sign. Me. Up. In fairness to him, grassroots conservatives aren’t his target audience any more than they are Jeb Bush’s. If you’re a moderate who’s looking for someone with executive experience who’s not Jeb, maybe this plays: In an interview with National Journal, Kasich pledged another atypical tactic: He’s not going to attack any of his opponents—Hillary Clinton included—and will instead focus on offering solutions to the nation’s pressing problems. He lived up to that commitment in his town hall meetings this week, not mentioning Clinton’s name at all and...
  • John Kasich: I Voted for 'Amnesty' In '86

    08/13/2015 8:05:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/7/15 | Daniel Halper
    In a post debate interview with Sean Hannity, Ohio governor John Kasich called a past immigration vote of his "amnesty." Watch here: "You had a great answer I thought on immigration," Hannity said. "We all have -- we all agree we got to build the fence. That's why Donald Trump is popular. You just dealt with it straight-up. I like that. What is the answer to the 11 million people, though?" "Well, we've got to find out who they are. Look, the most important thing, Sean, is once we fix the border and build the fence and put all the...
  • Carly Fiorina Emerges as a G.O.P. Weapon Against ‘War on Women’ Charge (FioRINO)

    08/13/2015 7:52:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/12/15 | AMY CHOZICK and TRIP GABRIEL
    This week, Donald J. Trump said that listening to Carly Fiorina, the only woman competing for the Republican presidential nomination, gave him “a massive headache.” It was music to Mrs. Fiorina’s ears. For months, the former Hewlett-Packard executive has tried to gain traction by pointedly attacking Hillary Rodham Clinton. But Mrs. Fiorina’s candidacy did not start to sizzle until her performance at last week’s second-tier Republican debate, where viewers realized that as the sole woman in a 17-candidate primary field, she was singularly qualified to stand up to Mr. Trump. It is not a role Mrs. Fiorina necessarily wants to...
  • Orrin Hatch, Dean Heller back Jeb Bush

    08/12/2015 7:30:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/12/15 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sens. Orrin Hatch and Dean Heller are endorsing the presidential campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Wednesday. Hatch, a veteran Republican from Utah, is chairman of the influential Finance Committee. Heller, originally appointed to the Senate by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, won a close race in 2012 despite President Obama's easy top-of-the-ticket victory over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "Our nation is at a crossroads. It is in dire need of a proven leader. That leader is Jeb Bush," Heller said in a prepared statement.
  • Seven Reasons Conservatives Should Kiss Donald Trump's Ring

    08/11/2015 8:02:33 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    WND ^ | August 10, 2015 | Gina Loudon
    ... The Republican primary is a race against the GOP elite who have enjoyed Viva la Vida for far too long. This is not the time to ask the candidates to swear allegiance to Karl Rove and Reince Priebus. Conservatives tend to have short memories. They forgive too easily, and sometimes that gets in the way of their better sense. The GOP demands a promise from Trump that he will not run as an independent, when instead they should make the party a place where he and millions of other conservatives want to hang their hat. Conservatives forget who the...
  • 7 REASONS CONSERVATIVES SHOULD KISS DONALD'S RING

    08/11/2015 9:24:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 9 Aug 15 | GINA LOUDON
    “I used to rule the world. Seas would rise when I gave the word. Now in the morning I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to own.” –Viva la Vida by Coldplay The Republican primary is a race against the GOP elite who have enjoyed Viva la Vida for far too long. This is not the time to ask the candidates to swear allegiance to Karl Rove and Reince Priebus. Conservatives forget who the real enemy of a 2016 Republican victory is: the GOP elite. Their goal: to preserve their Viva la Vida. They are betting you will help...
  • Nolte: "Trump Open To Continuing Taxpayer Funding Of PP" ?

    08/11/2015 7:02:25 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2015 | John Nolte
    8/11/15 John Nolte During an interview with CNN Tuesday morning, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stated that he was open to the idea of continuing to fund Planned Parenthood with federal tax dollars. “The problem that I have with Planned Parenthood is the abortion situation. It is like an abortion factory, frankly,” Trump said. “And you can’t have it. And you just shouldn’t be funding it. That should not be funded by the government, and I feel strongly about that.” ... But certainly the abortion aspect of it should not be funded by government, absolutely.”
  • The Futility of a Third Bush

    08/11/2015 5:44:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/10/15 | BRENT BOZELL
    The first two barely won the presidency—why should the GOP gamble with another? If Republicans nominate a third Bush to face a second Clinton, they will suffer their third consecutive loss in the battle for the White House. Each of those losses will have been rooted in one undeniable fact: a milquetoast, Washington establishment-backed nominee is unelectable. Grassroots conservatives, rank-and-file Republicans and Tea Party supporters have figured this out. Since the Washington establishment blessed Jeb Bush with the title of front-runner last December, he has steadily lost support. I know this base. I have worked with them for over three...