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  • 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 · 120 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 · 26 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 · 64 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...
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and FWD.us, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...
  • Donors for Bush, Kasich and Christie Are Turning to Clinton More Than to Trump

    08/09/2016 1:40:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Adam Pearce
    People who donated to establishment Republican candidates in the primary season are more likely to give money to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, than to their own party’s candidate, Donald J. Trump.
  • Trump lacks experience but his detractors lack common sense: Spengler

    08/09/2016 10:34:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Asia Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Spengler aka David Goldman
    Last year I arrived early for a lunch address by Gen. Michael Hayden, who ran the National Security Agency and later the Central Intelligence Agency in the George W. Bush administration. Hayden was already there, and glad to chat. The conversation turned to Egypt, and I asked Hayden why the Republican mainstream had embraced the Muslim Brotherhood rather than the military government of President al-Sisi, an American-trained soldier who espoused a reformed Islam that would repudiate terrorism. “We were sorry that [Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed] Morsi was overthrown” in July 2013, Hayden explained. “We wanted to see what would happen...
  • Donald Trump thanks GOP national security officials for opposing him

    08/09/2016 4:30:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump thanked a group of Republican national security officials Monday for coming out against his candidacy, saying it is good for voters to now know who is to blame for “making the world such a dangerous place.” . . . Mr. Trump countered in a statement of his own, saying the signatories "are nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power, and it's time they are held accountable for their actions." . . . "It's time we put our foot down and declare that their gravy train is over: no longer will Crooked Hillary...
  • Former Jeb Super PAC Head Murphy: I’d Vote for Hillary Over ‘Neo-Racist’ Trump

    08/08/2016 5:55:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Murphy — who ran Jeb’s Super PAC — says that “if it came down to just my vote and I had to decide, I’d probably vote for Hillary and then jump in a lake out of massive depression.” Appearing on With All Due Respect, Murphy added that he hopes Trump doesn’t win because he’s “a demagogue and a neo-racist.” Murphy gave Trump a 10% black-swan shot of winning. View the video here.
  • Republican Sen. Susan Collins won’t vote for Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 7:05:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has become the second and most-senior Republican senator to say she will not vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump for president. In an op-ed published online Monday night in The Washington Post, Ms. Collins said it was “not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican.” The column outlined a series of common criticisms of Mr. Trump’s conduct and temperament — mocking a reporter with disabilities, feuding wioth a Muslim Gold Star family, suggesting a Mexican-American judge might not be impartial.
  • Anti-Trump Republican Launching Independent Presidential Bid [Evan McMullin]

    08/08/2016 5:59:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 8, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    Key players in GOP’s anti-Trump movement are preparing to launch an independent presidential campaign for Evan McMullin — a CIA veteran and the chief policy director of the House Republican conference — sources close to the effort told BuzzFeed News. Veteran Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a Florida-based media consultant and outspoken Trump critic, is expected to be involved in McMullin’s campaign. Sources said Wilson was in Washington on Sunday meeting with members of McMullin’s prospective campaign — which includes some who were involved in a group called Better for America, which has been pushing an independent presidential bid.
  • Harvard Republicans Decline to Endorse Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 4:40:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 8/5/2016 | Staff
    The Harvard Republican Club came out against Donald Trump this week, making this the first time in 128 years the college organization has refused to support the Republican presidential nominee. “Donald Trump holds views that are antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as Americans,” the club wrote on their Facebook page. “The rhetoric he espouses – from racist slander to misogynistic taunts – is not consistent with our conservative principles, and his repeated mocking of the disabled and belittling of the sacrifices made by prisoners of war, Gold Star families, and Purple Heart recipients is not only...
  • GOP Goes Full Democrat

    08/08/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2016 | Brian Joondeph
    Donald Trump has had an uphill battle since the day, over a year ago, when he announced his candidacy for the Republican Party presidential nomination. Against long odds and endless naysayers in the media and in his own party, he secured the party nomination for president and in the process received more primary votes than any other previous Republican candidate. Ever. Sharing votes with 16 other primary candidates. Now that he has the GOP nomination, one would think his main opponent would be Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. If only it were so. Mrs. Clinton is a flawed candidate,...
  • 50 top GOP officials: Trump would 'risk our country's national security'

    08/08/2016 1:52:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/8/2016 | Tyler Pager
    Donald Trump's effort to appeal to establishment Republicans suffered another setback on Monday as 50 senior GOP national security officials warned in a new letter that Trump would "risk our country’s national security and well-being.” The signatories of the letter, which was first reported by The New York Times, all worked in Republican administrations, with many serving as top aides to President George W. Bush. They said none of them would be voting for Trump. “Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President,” they wrote. “He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He...
  • Evan McMullin’s Presidential Run Could Potentially Blow Up the Republican Party

    08/08/2016 1:22:39 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 112 replies
    Praxis ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Under any scenario, however, the very fact of the McMullin candidacy is almost certain to have a major impact on the Republican electorate. Anyone can see this by heading over to large conservative communities like Free Republic where the members are positively incensed at McMullin’s bid and at the people backing him. Free Republic is an interesting case because, by and large, its members are more conservative than the Republican Party and also a majority of the membership took a long time to come around to support Trump during the GOP primaries. Initially, Anybody-But-Trump was the leading candidate with many...
  • Panic Among the Chickens (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    08/08/2016 12:55:32 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 15, 2016 | Bill Kristol
    GOP at 'new level of panic' over Trump," ran the banner Washington Post headline on August 4. Just two weeks earlier Donald Trump had accepted his party's presidential nomination, marking the occasion with an effective if not elegant speech. A few days later, polls showed Trump opening up a slight lead over Hil-lary Clinton. Then came the Democratic convention, well-produced but not particularly notable—except for the speech of Gold Star father Khizr Khan. Even this powerful statement would have drifted quickly into the rear-view mirror but for Donald Trump's grotesque and undisciplined reaction to it, which continued for days on...
  • 50 G.O.P. Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation’s Security ‘at Risk’

    08/08/2016 11:58:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 97 replies
    NYslimes ^ | 8/8/16 | DAVID E. SANGER
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  • The Week They Decided Donald Trump Was Crazy

    08/08/2016 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    WSJ Opinions ^ | 8-4-2016 | Peggy Noonan
    Beyond that, anti-Trump Republicans treat his voters like immoral enablers of a malignant boob. Should Mr. Trump lose decisively in November they’ll lord it over everyone, say “I told you so,” and accept what they imagine will be forelock-tugging apologies. Then they will get to work burying not only Mr. Trump but his issues. That’s where the future of the GOP will be fought, and found: on whether Trumpism can be defeated along with Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump would care about that if he cared about that. I end with a new word, at least new to me. A friend...
  • NY Times: As Donald Trump Incites Feuds, Other G.O.P. Candidates Flee His Shadow

    08/06/2016 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2016 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    After a disastrous week of feuds and plummeting poll numbers, Republican leaders have concluded that Donald J. Trump is a threat to the party’s fortunes and have begun discussing how soon their endangered candidates should explicitly distance themselves from the presidential nominee. For Republicans in close races, top strategists say, the issue is no longer in doubt. One House Republican has already started airing an ad vowing to stand up to Mr. Trump if he is elected president, and others are expected to press similar themes in the weeks ahead. In the world of Republican "super PACs," strategists are going...
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Wisconsin GOP Circles Wagons for Ryan

    08/06/2016 9:31:34 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 69 replies
    Lifezette ^ | August 1, 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    (Snip) Party officials are nominally neutral in primaries, but Nehlen said the Wisconsin GOP has been anything but. The Nehlen campaign reports getting rebuffed in efforts to put signs and campaign materials in county GOP offices and having a presence at party events. He said pro-Nehlen comments have been removed from Republican Party Facebook pages. “It’s ridiculous, because people are going to these party tents, to these Republican victory offices, and my materials aren’t there,” Nehlen told LifeZette. The onetime Ryan supporter said the speaker has betrayed his southeastern Wisconsin district on issues like immigration and trade. “The system is...