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  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 7:30:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 177 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:12 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. […] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the law’s critics “can’t just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where we’re headed.” He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a “phased-in way.” …
  • Senator Desperate to Pass "Lame Duck" Bills [semi-satire]

    12/02/2016 8:20:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has joined with Sen. John McCain (R-Az) to modify the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA). This law allows victims of terrorist attacks to sue the governments that provide funding and sanctuary to terrorists. Graham is concerned that "the existing law can come back to bite us. When Congress overrode President Obama's veto they were thinking 'let's make these Muslim governments pay for the damages done by the groups they harbor.' What was overlooked was the possibility that our own government would be made liable for damage done by terrorists armed by the...
  • Lindsey Graham Working on Bill to Protect Dreamers if Trump Revokes Obama Executive Actions

    11/30/2016 5:09:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of being extremely tough on immigration. One of his vows to voters was that he’d get rid of President Barack Obama’s executive actions, which could include those that provided protections to young undocumented immigrants from being deported. One Republican lawmaker and Trump critic is now prepping legislation that would keep those protections in place in case Trump moves forward with his pledge. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans in order to protect immigrants, known as Dreamers, who willingly came forward to give their information in...
  • Vanity: Does FR like Mnuchin?

    11/30/2016 2:01:01 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 54 replies
    11/30/16 | me
    What's the opinion or consensus on this guy and/or the tax changes? I am NOT a fan of class warfare and I feel like when they don't cut the taxes for the rich, there's an element of punishment. Why can't everyone single American get the same tax cuts? Why make people that make more foot more of the bill?
  • Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, just picked by Trump to be Transportation Secretary!!

    11/29/2016 12:42:01 PM PST · by EinNYC · 66 replies
    WABC770 radio | 11/29/16 | Michael Savage
    I just heard, about 60 seconds ago, that Trump has chosen Elaine Chao, wife of MITCH MCCONNELL, to be his Transportation Secretary. His last few cabinet picks have been atrocious choices (that he's even considering Romney is disgusting) and one must wonder if the RNC and his Rinsy Boy are not calling the shots at these horrible choices. There is hardly a bigger RINO or more destructive person in the Senate than Mitch McConnell. Chao is just a Bush cabinet retread with no particular qualifications for this job. The people voted in Trump to get away from the RNC establishment,...
  • Coulter Post-Election Review: Media Bias, ‘Fake News,’ and burning down the Conservative Establishme

    11/26/2016 4:45:05 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | John Hayward
    Shotened title. Full title: Exclusive — Ann Coulter Post-Election Review: Media Bias, ‘Fake News,’ and Burning Down the Conservative Establishment Appearing on a special holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, columnist Ann Coulter talked about how the media got the election wrong, its obsession with de-legitimizing alternative media as “fake news,” and the need to rebuild a conservative Washington establishment that was as wrong-headed as the liberal media in 2016. The author of In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! said she found the current media obsession with “fake news” amusing, since as she documented in her book, so...
  • Jeb Bush urges the GOP to restore its brand: There is 'no excuse for failure'

    11/25/2016 12:54:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 163 replies ^ | Nov. 25, 2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Republicans to pursue "21st-century solutions" to issues Americans face and govern inclusively if they wish to improve the GOP's brand and build on recent party victories under the next administration. "Our party must be big-hearted and creative and opportunistic," the ex-White House hopeful, who was President-elect Trump's greatest rival for much of the GOP primary, wrote in a Friday op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. Bush declined to support Trump in the general election, often criticizing his lack of policy knowledge and foreign policy plans, though he now admits the incoming Republican president "successfully...
  • Sarah Palin: Trump Movement Began with the GOP Establishment's (Title Truncated)

    11/25/2016 12:43:30 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 25, 2016 | John Hayward
    Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was a guest on the special Thanksgiving holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. Palin said the 2016 election was vindication for “me and millions of other Americans who, for years and years, have been saying smaller, smarter government is the answer, and we need someone who is politically incorrect enough to say what needs to be said, and do what needs to be doin’, to fix the problems that we’re in in our nation.”Marlow said he thought Trump’s campaign theme of “draining the swamp” in DC...
  • Charlie Daniels Pens Open Letter to GOP: It’s Time to Cowboy Up

    11/18/2016 10:10:36 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/18/2016 | Charlie Daniels
    I have never seen a party so divided win anything, much less the White House, while retaining both houses of Congress and a preponderance of the state houses. Many of you don't deserve this win. Some of you so disliked the party’s presidential candidate that you threatened – and perhaps really did – vote for the opposition. Others chose to remain silent and distanced yourself predicting there would be a catastrophic loss and you didn't want the residue to splash on you. Well, the votes have been counted, the win was big, the candidate's coattails dragged members of the House...
  • Please protect us, Lindsey Graham [BARF]

    11/18/2016 5:44:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Post Star ^ | November 17, 2016 | WILL DOOLITTLE
    It will be up to Republicans like you, most of all, to stop President-elect Trump from carrying out the worst of his ideas, such as banning Muslims from the country or targeting Muslim-Americans for special surveillance, and from acting on the bigotry and misogyny he frequently gave voice to during the campaign..... Thank you and your friend, Sen. John McCain, for mentioning the obvious about Vladimir Putin – that he cannot be trusted, that he is not our ally and should not be treated as one. It is sad and scary that a man seeking to lead our country would...
  • Trump Transition Update: Meeting with Henry Kissinger, Nikki Haley, Rick Scott and More

    11/17/2016 11:29:35 AM PST · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with more than eight people before his evening meeting in New York with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday. A few of the individuals who will meet with the President-elect on Thursday include: Former National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Rep. Jeb Hensarling Florida Gov. Rick Scott Gen. Jack Keane Oracle Chief Safra Catz Admiral Michael Rogers Former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell...
  • Lindsey Graham warns Donald Trump not to mess with Obama’s executive order or he’ll stand in the way

    11/16/2016 7:03:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 137 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 16, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a warning to President-elect Donald Trump that he ought to consider the consequences of undoing one of President Obama’s immigration programs, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), frequently called the Dream Act. .. Graham, who is frequently panned by more conservative Republicans as a RINO (Republican in Name Only), indicated he would stand in the way of any move by the Trump administration to deport people protected by Obama’s DREAM Act.
  • Lobbyists and Big Donors Shut Out From Trump Administration – DC Trembling…

    11/16/2016 5:01:06 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Sundance
    Most Americans cannot fathom how fundamentally earth-shattering the Donald Trump administrative architecture is to the professional political class. “It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones” ~ Niccolň Machiavelli
  • Former Bush official warns against serving in Trump admin

    11/16/2016 9:05:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    (CNN)A former George W. Bush administration official who once encouraged recalcitrant Republicans to serve in the incoming Trump administration is now issuing a warning against getting on board, cautioning that those Republicans "would probably have to make excuses for things that are inexcusable and defend people who are indefensible." Eliot Cohen, who served as a State Department counselor from 2007 to 2009, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post published Tuesday explaining why he had changed his mind after engaging with the Trump transition team. Earlier Tuesday, he had tweeted: "After exchange w Trump transition team, changed my recommendation: stay...
  • 'Anger shouldn't drive policy': George W. Bush has some advice for the Trump administration

    11/16/2016 8:57:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Former President George W. Bush reflected on the presidential election Tuesday and cautioned against anger influencing political policy, CNN reported. Speaking in Dallas, Bush acknowledged that economic anxiety and voters who were "sick and tired of the status quo" pushed President-elect Donald Trump to victory — though Bush did not mention Trump by name. "I understand anger, and some people may have been angry when I was president," Bush said. "But anger shouldn't drive policy. What needs to drive policy is what's best for the people who are angry."
  • McConnell reelected Senate majority leader

    11/16/2016 7:50:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/16 10:19 AM EST | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is keeping his spot as the Senate’s top Republican. […] McConnell was nominated and seconded by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen.-elect Todd Young (R-Ind.). …
  • GOP Lawmakers Work Behind Closed Doors to Stop Donald Trump’s Mandate

    11/16/2016 7:43:01 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 59 replies ^ | Nov 15, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Republican Congressional leaders and members of the House Freedom Caucus are trying to distort Donald Trump’s “America First” mandate on trade and immigration to comply with the globalist agenda demanded by the party’s major donors, according to GOP staffers who are familiar with the discussions that occur in the closed-door meetings.
  • Steve Bannon Is Not a Nazi—But Let’s Be Honest about What He Represents (NR RINO Alert)

    11/15/2016 12:45:40 PM PST · by pissant · 105 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11.15.16 | Ian Tuttle
    The elevation of the former Breitbart CEO to the Trump administration is cause for concern. Let’s start with some sense: Steve Bannon is not Josef Goebbels. That is how Bannon was described recently by French cable news network La Chaîne Info (The Info Channel), and American media have taken up the comparison, particularly in light of Bannon’s appointment as the president-elect’s “chief strategist and senior counselor.” The Huffington Post wailed representatively: “A White Nationalist Is the New White House Chief Strategist.” About Bannon’s personal attitudes, this is hyperbole. Julia Jones, Bannon’s screenwriting partner in Hollywood for nearly two decades, told...
  • Republicans Again Choose Paul Ryan as House Speaker

    11/15/2016 11:16:58 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans renominated Speaker Paul D. Ryan as their leader on Tuesday, quieting rumors of an initial revolt in the party in the wake of feuding between Mr. Ryan and President-elect Donald J. Trump while Democrats grappled with their own potential insurrection. To retain the speaker’s job, Mr. Ryan, of Wisconsin, will still have to clear a vote by the full House when the new Congress assembles in January — when he must win at least 218 votes. With the results of a few contests outstanding, Republicans will hold at least 239 seats, leaving a relatively healthy margin...
  • Savage warns Trump on Priebus: Looks like 'Jeb Bush won'

    11/14/2016 6:23:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 102 replies
    WND ^ | 11-14-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
    Savage said he wanted to make it clear he was not turning on Trump. “I’m not attacking Trump at all,” he told WND. “I am advising Trump to beware. Because, if he loses his base on the first day, what’s going to happen in the first month? “This is a criticism of the establishment that is so all-powerful that they’ve already entangled him,” Savage explained.
  • Savage warns Trump on Priebus: Looks like 'Jeb Bush won'

    11/15/2016 7:29:04 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 73 replies
    WND ^ | 11-14-16 | WND Exclusive
    As one of his biggest supporters during the presidential election campaign, Michael Savage vowed to hold Donald Trump’s feet to the fire should he win, ensuring that the real-estate billionaire fulfills his promise to reform Washington. Less than a week after Trump’s victory, the nationally syndicated talk-radio host is keeping his word, criticizing the appointment of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff. “We’ve gone from RINOs to Rinso in one election,” Savage told WND, dubbing Priebus with the name of the iconic laundry soap. Read more at
  • GOOD NEWS! Trump-Basher Paul Ryan May Not Have 218 Votes for Speaker

    11/12/2016 11:07:53 AM PST · by GilGil · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday November 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump ALL YEAR. Ryan announced in October he was pulling his endorsement of Donald Trump. He held a separate press conference to tell reporters he would not campaign with Donald Trump. Paul Ryan cannot be trusted. He is loyal to the elites and not the people. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty, big government, pro-TPP and anti-American worker. Donald Trump won an historic election on Tuesday winning 306 electoral votes. But Republican lawmakers do not respect their base. They are voting this coming week to reinstate Paul Ryan as speaker. But Republican Rep. Tim...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Think Trump is bad? Wait until you see what comes next.....

    11/14/2016 5:05:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 38 replies ^ | 11/12/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    I wish I thought our fashionably liberal ruling classes, throughout what remains of the free world, would learn from the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. But they won't. They are incapable of learning anything, ever. After years of taunting. spiting. ignoring and scorning the rest of us and our opinions, they have now created a monster, President Trump is entirely their fault. But they blame others. I have politely warned the liberal elite for years they were taking this risk. I have many times said and written to such people: "Please listen to me now....
  • Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'

    11/13/2016 8:06:44 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, lawmakers are not prepared to form a deportation force to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants. "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming...
  • Keeping Ryan in place is not a bad thing; he will grab at the chance to be a great Speaker

    11/13/2016 8:45:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 78 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/13/16 | Kevin Collins
    Donald John Trump is our 45th president elect because of the large number of first time-- or first time in a long time--voters who came out to support him. Many of these supporters hate politics as usual and are fed up with the smug arrogance of the political class in Washington, DC. Conservatives – myself included – hate Paul Ryan. His treachery revolts us; but we will just have to realize that throwing Ryan out would be a terrible first signal to Trump’s base, a base that is sick of the same old same old in Washington. Ryan is safe...
  • Wisconsin Republican: Ryan is 'Quisling of Capitol Hill'

    11/13/2016 5:35:02 AM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    WND ^ | November 12, 2016 | Paul Bremmer
    “Many of our fellow citizens feel alienated and have lost faith in our core institutions. They don’t feel heard, and they don’t feel represented by those in office. But Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.” House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke those words Wednesday, a day after Trump’s momentous upset victory in the presidential election. But the speaker is wrong to suggest Trump heard a voice no one else did, contends Paul Nehlen, the man who challenged Ryan in his GOP congressional primary this year. “We’ve all been screaming it,” Nehlen told WND...
  • Graham wants Trump to nominate Cruz to Supreme Court

    11/11/2016 6:37:41 PM PST · by kevcol · 191 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 11, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., recommended on Friday that President-elect Trump nominate fellow former GOP presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. . . . Trump has said he may consider nominating Cruz's Tea Party ally, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who said he was not interested in the position. Goldberg said the same may be the case for Cruz, adding, "I don't think Cruz" wants the lifetime post.
  • Look! Two of the lowest rated Republican senators were defeated on Tuesday!!

    11/11/2016 12:08:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    Kirk and Ayotte! Progress! Goes to show that despite the Establishment rhetoric, moderates are more easily taken out by democrats!
  • George W. Bush, an Ass for All Seasons

    11/11/2016 9:19:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 70 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/11/16 | Doug Book
    Rather than support Donald Trump in the 2016 election, George W. Bush reportedly left the Select-a-president space blank and voted instead for down-ballot Republicans. And he apparently had company as John McCain, Mitt Romney and W's father, George H.W. also refused to vote for Donald Trump. But it’s not as though conservatives should be surprised. Because the US counter-attack after 9/11 was mandatory, during 8 years in the Oval Office, George W. managed only 2 estimable acts…those being the nomination of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. And one of these decisions had to be forced upon...
  • President Obama Roasts Donald Trump At White House Correspondents' Dinner! (2011)

    11/10/2016 7:03:42 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Apr 30, 2011
  • Carr: There was more than one loser

    11/10/2016 5:33:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 10, 2016 | Howie Carr
    Loser: Mitt Romney, maybe the biggest next to Hillary. Had a temper tantrum about Trump, who then proceeded to carry Mitt’s real home state, Michigan, something Romney could never come close to doing in 2012. Who’s yo’ daddy, Willard? . . . Losers: Libertarian ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Started the campaign as “respected” former GOP governors, ended as wasted, beclowned cheerleaders for the most corrupt major-party presidential candidate in U.S. history.
  • Gingrich: 'Never Trump' Republicans 'whiny, sniveling negative cowards' [Trump speaks via Hannity!]

    11/10/2016 9:42:12 AM PST · by catnipman · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2016 | Fox News
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed Republicans who refused to back Donald Trump during the general election as "whiny, sniveling negative cowards" Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after Trump was elected president. "[A] Donald Trump [administration is] going to be among the most extraordinary, creative, inventive, exciting periods in all of American political history," Gingrich told Fox News' Sean Hannity on "Hannity". "Let [the 'Never Trump' movement] drift off into the ashbin of history while we go ahead and work with Donald Trump and with the House and Senate Republicans to create a dramatically new future."
  • The Message Of Donald Trump's Stunning Victory

    11/10/2016 4:29:14 AM PST · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/09/2016 | Editorial
    Election 2016: To say that Donald Trump's decisive election victory is a stunning development is the understatement of the century. This election makes Truman's surprise win over Dewey look positively pedestrian. The repercussions are enormous, but so are the opportunities. First and foremost, Trump's victory is a thunderous rebuke to the legions of pundits and armies of pollsters who said it couldn't happen, and the mainstream press that declared all-out war on his candidacy. In the days leading up the election, every poll except the IBD/TIPP tracking poll showed Hillary Clinton winning by a wide margin in a four-way race....
  • Kasich Staff Had ‘Come To Jesus’ Meeting After Election

    11/09/2016 7:05:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 9, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    The staff first convinced the long time anti-Trump Republican to not deliver a Thursday speech intended to distinguish his vision of the Republican Party from Trump’s agenda for the party . . .Kasich, who wanted to plan a 2020 run for the presidency, was embarrassed by Tuesday’s results. His staff sat him down for a meeting on how to go forward with Trump in the White House for the next four years. “The inner circle sat him down and had a come to Jesus talk and got him to cancel the speech.” Kasich announced over a week ago, when he...
  • Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment

    11/09/2016 4:32:00 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 70 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and MICHAEL BARBARO
    Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy. The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr. Trump’s unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold. The triumph for Mr. Trump, 70, a real estate developer-turned-reality television star with no government experience, was a powerful rejection of the...
  • Karl Rove vs Reality of Trump Presidency

    11/09/2016 1:50:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | Youtube
    Karl Rove vs Reality of Trump Presidency Published on Nov 9, 2016
  • Trump Destroys Elites' Assumptions: Autopsy of the 2012 'GOP Autopsy'

    11/09/2016 1:52:45 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-9-2016 | J. Christian Adams
    We learned last night that the punditry's "GOP autopsy" after the 2012 Mitt Romney loss was dead wrong. Also called the "Growth and Opportunity Project," the autopsy scolded the party, insisting that new immigration policies and racial pandering were necessary to win future elections. Naturally, such policies would have been a growth and opportunity project for the consultants who would be paid to create them. Had Jeb Bush been on the ballot yesterday, and had he followed the autopsy recommendations , Hillary Clinton would be president. Any candidate following the autopsy's recommendations of pandering to racial identity politics would have...
  • Karl Rove: Donald Trump Can’t Win

    11/09/2016 1:30:06 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 10/23/16 | Zach Carter
    In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” the Republican strategist said that Donald Trump’s poll numbers are simply too dismal to end in victory on election night. “I don’t see it happening,” Rove told Fox. “If he plays an inside straight, he could get it, but I doubt he’s going to be able to play it.”
  • Kristol: Trump Won’t Win — and He Shouldn’t

    11/09/2016 1:29:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 1/26/16 | Brendan Kirby
    Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol still does not think Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee and insisted the billionaire will disappoint conservatives if he wins the White House. Kristol stuck by his anti-Trump posture despite the fact that Trump continues to lead virtually every poll. He did, however, credit radio host Laura Ingraham with recognizing Trump’s appeal early.
  • Mitt Romney Sends ‘Best Wishes’ To President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 6:38:06 AM PST · by kevcol · 68 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 9, 2016 | CBS
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mitt Romney, a critic of Donald Trump who came up short in his own campaign for president, is wishing Trump well after his surprise victory. “Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim,” Romney tweeted Wednesday morning.
  • Lindsey Graham Tweet: I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. [tr]

    11/08/2016 1:40:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 8, 2016 | The Dishonorable Lindsay Graham
    I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. I appreciate his views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military. #3
  • George W. Bush Didn't Vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

    11/08/2016 2:16:29 PM PST · by McGruff · 165 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 8, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted two weeks ago, but did not vote for either major party candidate, a spokesperson said. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, the spokesperson declined to say whether the former president and first lady had voted for a third-party candidate or whether they had written in another name. Although reports apparently erroneously claimed that the Bushes had voted for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, the failure to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump is in itself a major departure from political tradition.
  • Win or lose, Trump has emasculated ruling class

    11/08/2016 7:34:06 AM PST · by jonno · 44 replies
    WND ^ | 11/7/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    "If I don't win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime," says Donald Trump. Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics. Though a novice in politics, he captured the party of Lincoln with the largest turnout of primary voters ever, and he has inflicted wounds on the nation's ruling class from which it may not soon recover. Bush I and II, Mitt Romney, the neocons and the GOP commentariat all denounced Trump as morally and temperamentally unfit. Yet, seven of eight Republicans are voting...
  • Ralph Peters: I'm Voting For Hillary Clinton

    11/08/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 209 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 7, 2016 | Staff
    FOX Business: Fox News Strategic Analyst Ralph Peters on the New York Times report that Hillary Clinton directed her maid to print classified information and the big reason he's voting for the Democratic candidate. RET. LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: I think Hillary Clinton is despicable. She has committed criminal acts. She's greedy, she's corrupt, and yes, I'm going to vote for her. I'm going to vote for Republicans down ballot, but I am voting for Hillary Clinton because it's a vote against Donald Trump. I don't want Moscow's man in the White House.
  • 'Disappointed' Gov. Charlie Baker leaves presidential ballot blank (Rino-MA)

    11/08/2016 6:59:00 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 91 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/8/16 | Laurel Sweet
    Gov. Charlie Baker, the state's most prominent Republican, did not cast a vote for president of the United States for the first time in his life today. "This is the first time I haven't voted for president and I'm obviously disappointed about that," Baker said outside The First Church in Swampscott, where he was 40th in line to vote - his wife Lauren, 39th - at 7 a.m. in a 35-degree chill. Baker also passed on penning a write-in candidate. "But you know what? I have lots of friends who are voting for Hillary Clinton. I have lots of friends...
  • Patrick Caddell: The real election surprise? The uprising of the American people

    11/07/2016 7:06:29 PM PST · by metmom · 66 replies ^ | November 7, 2016 | Patrick Caddell
    For more than two years the American people, in a great majority, from left to right, have been in revolt against the political class and the financial elites in America. It is a revolt with historic parallels, most closely resembling the Jacksonian revolution of the 1820s. It is an uprising. It is a peaceful uprising of a people who see a country in decline and see nothing but failure in the performance of their leadership institutions. And they have signaled their intent to take back their country and to reclaim their sovereignty. Unfortunately, the analysts, the pollsters and most importantly...
  • Would an Endorsement by Laura Bush Seal the Deal for Hillary Clinton?

    11/07/2016 8:32:26 AM PST · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Observer ^ | November 6, 2016 | John A. Tures
    When Donald Trump destroyed and derided Bush Family heir-apparent, Jeb “Low Energy” Bush, in the GOP primaries in 2016, eyes turned toward the dynastic Republican family in Texas. Would the Bushes cross party lines to back Hillary Clinton or stick with the Republican standard-bearer? In September, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend revealed that George H. W. Bush said he would vote for Clinton, which the former president’s spokesperson later confirmed. His son, President George W. Bush, noticeably refused to endorse Trump, but his nephew George P. Bush, the Texas Land Commissioner, last week let it slip that his uncle may vote for...
  • Understanding Legislative Priorities Through the Eyes of the UniParty…

    11/06/2016 9:49:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 8 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 6, 2016 | sundance
      One of the more complex nuances to understand in this election cycle is the construct of the DC UniParty.   When it comes to substantive legislative priorities the Republican and Democrat parties are ideologically aligned. It has been this way for decades and until recently almost everyone ignored the evidence.  Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency is the first time anyone has ever challenged the modern UniParty, essentially presenting a second party option. Donald Trump has revealed and exposed the UniParty.  He has left them naked to their enemies, and their enemy is US. The UniParty tricks people into believing there...
  • New Group Kicks off Post-Election GOP Conflicts Early

    11/06/2016 4:03:43 AM PST · by oblomov · 81 replies
    National Review ^ | Eliana Johnson
    New Group Kicks off Post-Election GOP Conflicts Early The much-anticipated battle within the Republican party — widely expected to play out whether or not Donald Trump loses on Tuesday — has arrived early. On October 11, a group of about three-dozen conservative intellectuals, political operatives, and former administration officials gathered to assess the damage Trump has done to the GOP and the problems he has revealed within it. The meeting, first reported by Real Clear Politics, was hosted by Restart GOP, an organization founded last month by a handful of anonymous Republican operatives still working for party committees. The attendees...
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    11/05/2016 7:50:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 5, 2016 | Becket Adams
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