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  • DOCUMENT LEAK: VA GOP Establishment’s "Loyalty Oath" Scheme to Suppress Insurgents Trump & Cruz

    11/27/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Last Refuge blog (also known as The Conservative Treehouse) has done yeoman's work exposing the GOP establishment's plot to jam Jeb Bush down the collective throats of the electorate. Despite Bush's single-digit poll numbers, the GOPe remains fixated on a Bush candidacy (and, by extension, a Hillary presidency, since Bush has zero chance of winning a general election). Most recently, Virginia's old guard has proffered a laughably obvious ploy to deter independent, Tea Party, Reagan Democrat, and Constitutional Conservatives who have abandoned the Republican establishment from voting in the GOP primary....
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • Brit Hume: 'Trumpkins' Are Being Fooled By The Donald About His Mocking A Disabled Reporter

    11/27/2015 1:47:13 AM PST · by mbrfl · 253 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/26/15 |
    Fox News’ veteran anchor Brit Hume has been no fan of the Donald, and tonight he tweeted out a little jab at his followers too: Trumpkins' reaction to claim he didn't know reporter he mocked proves Lincoln right: You really can fool some of the people all of the time 11:15 PM - 26 Read more:
  • Ted Cruz’s Surge in Polls Angers Rubio Supporters

    11/26/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    He has been called a “Whacko Bird” by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and other establishment Republicans in the U.S. Senate. He has been called an “extremist” and a Tea Party Republican that likes to hang out on the far right fringe of the GOP. Detractors, especially those who support his amigo in the Senate, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , make fun of his voice and appearance, as well as how he delivers his message. Haters from the Rubio camp and those Democratic Party talking points-spewing armchair quarterbacks, who think they can accurately foretell the future when it comes to...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Marco Rubio implies: If terrorists attack, Ted Cruz is to blame

    11/26/2015 4:36:50 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio says that if there is a terrorist attack in America, it will be because of people who voted against NSA surveillance, and he has previously criticized Ted Cruz for voting against it. So he seems to be saying that future terrorist attacks will be on Ted Cruz's head. Additionally, one of his super-PACs is running an ad saying that Cruz voted to weaken our ability to fight terrorists. What exactly did Cruz vote for? Cruz voted for a bill that stops the NSA from collecting all phone records from all Americans. There is no reason for the government...
  • Marco Rubio Has Lost Poll Support Since Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/26/2015 11:43:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Pundits expected the terrorist attacks in Paris to shove the GOP’s primary race towards national-security debates and to boost the experienced pols, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But the latest Reuters tracking poll instead shows real estate developer Donald Trump consolidating his lead at the top of the crowded GOP field, with just under 40 percent support. At the same time, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost more than half his support, dropping from 26 percent at the end of October to just over 11 percent today. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)....
  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • New Hampshire GOP Chair Attacks Donald Trump for 'Bombast and Divisive Rhetoric'

    11/26/2015 7:33:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-26-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn has abandoned all pretext of impartiality by launching an aggressive attack against Donald Trump. In an interview with the Boston Globe Horn says: "Shallow campaigns that depend on bombast and divisive rhetoric do not succeed in New Hampshire, and I don’t expect that they will now." She went on to say that establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are "underestimated" and will almost certainly perform better than most. This despite their disappointing poll numbers, both nationally and in her state: "People are probably underestimating [New Jersey Governor] Chris Christie. And,...
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • NH GOP Chief Jennifer Horn Fights Resignation Calls After She Slams Trump

    11/26/2015 6:53:01 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn is fighting off calls for her resignation after she violated the bylaws of her own state party by attacking GOP candidate Donald Trump. WMUR, a local New Hampshire news outlet, first reported the calls for her resignation by GOP state Rep. Steve Stepanek of Amherst, New Hampshire.
  • Republican Consultant: I won't vote for Trump in the General Election

    11/26/2015 9:10:46 AM PST · by Kazan · 161 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/26/2015 | Cheri Jacobus
    Cheri Jacobus ‏@CheriJacobus I will not vote for @realDonaldTrump under any circumstances in the primary OR general election I will write in a real Republican.
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • Karl Rove: Trump's Chances of Winning Nomination Unlikely

    11/25/2015 4:42:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 78 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    There are three Republican candidates who can plausibly win the GOP nomination in 2016, former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove said Wednesday, but he doesn't think Donald Trump is one of them. Instead, Rove said he'd pick "[Jeb] Bush, [Chris] Christie, or [Marco] Rubio, in alphabetical order," telling MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program that while he can make the case that "probably six or seven people," including Trump, can make the nomination, he doesn't think it's likely that the New York billionaire will win. Rove said he also sees Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, or Ohio Gov. John Kasich...
  • In a Desperate Bid to Take Down Donald Trump, Republicans Are Unleashing the F-Word

    11/25/2015 3:57:36 PM PST · by entropy12 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 25, 2015 | Zeeshan Aleem
    The F-word: CNN's MJ Lee has a useful round-up of Republicans who are deciding to unite around the "fascist" label. As she points out, a number of prominent voices in the Republican race have decided it's an appropriate way to characterize Trump's rhetoric. One is Max Boot, an adviser to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, who tweeted that Trump deserved the label:
  • Recap: Trump vs. The Establishment

    11/25/2015 4:15:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark Ellis
    In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, a commenter on one of P J Media's posts asked what seemed like an honest question. The gist of which was: will somebody explain to me why the PJM columnists are so dismissive and hostile to the only presidential candidate who promises to really do something about the terrorists? While the commenter didn't name a candidate, it's clear that he or she was talking about Donald Trump. Other alarming reports were coming in, and I did not follow the comment thread on that particular post long enough to know if anybody...
  • First They Came: Kasich Goes After Trump With Tough Video (watch this despicable video)

    11/25/2015 3:44:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 87 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Ali Vitali
    The battle between Ohio Gov. John Kasich and GOP front-runner Donald Trump is heating up. A video released online Tuesday by the Kasich campaign attacks Trump for his rhetoric against various minority groups, invoking the theme of needing to stand up for people before it's too late. The video features retired Col. Tom Moe, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Vietnam POW, paraphrasing the famous words of late German pastor and concentration camp survivor Martin Niemoller: "You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government because you're not one. And you might not care if...
  • Kasich web ad hits Trump: First he came for the Muslims

    11/25/2015 3:39:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Allahpundit
    Jim Geraghty, no Trump fan, has already done a nifty job not just of picking apart the individual claims in this clip but of comparing Trump’s excesses to the left’s own fascist flirtations, from official White House policies on down to campus “safe spaces.” Did Trump say that all Muslims should register with the government? He insists he only meant Syrian refugees, not Muslim citizens. Did he ever call for deporting “Hispanic immigrants”? He called for deporting all illegal immigrants, not just the Hispanic ones — and then letting many of them back in eventually. Did he claim it was...
  • Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe...

    11/25/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 11/25/15 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Sure, Jeb Bush can become a leading Republican presidential candidate. It's gonna be tough, but hardly impossible. More and more, voters want someone with government experience and sound political judgment. As election days get closer, they'll seek more depth and nuance about issues. And Bush and his backers also bring a huge pile of campaign cash and a proven network of insiders well-schooled in politics and policy. Bush remains a long-shot, and polls still show him mired deep in single digits. The good news? "You're seeing a little of that (some gains) now," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk...
  • The 'Get Trump' Show Will Fail

    11/25/2015 2:49:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Matt Towery
    CINCINNATI -- Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first...
  • Marco Rubio Is Using a Convicted Felon to Help Him Win Florida

    11/25/2015 1:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephanie Mencimer
    Clyde Fabretti, a white-collar criminal, holds a key position in Rubio's presidential campaign.Earlier this month, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) named his top campaign representatives across Florida, he tapped a conservative activist named Clyde Fabretti as one of the leaders of his presidential effort in Orange County, a key district that includes Orlando. But Fabretti, the co-founder of the West Orlando Tea Party, has a sketchy background that might not reflect well on Rubio's campaign: He is a convicted white-collar criminal with a history of questionable business dealings and associations with fraudsters. Most recently, Fabretti's name surfaced in an ongoing...
  • Rubio Ad Presents a Compelling Reason to Elect His Father President

    11/25/2015 1:28:44 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    News Machete ^ | 11/25/2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio has a history of producing mush for ads. A recent ad featured him tossing a football and talking about sports teams. And now he has produced an ad, about his father. Rubio narrates an ad showing his father working long hours, working as a bartender. He says that his father worked hard so Rubio could run for president someday. And that's it. That's the entire ad. I get it. Rubio is trying to show he comes from humble roots. But what about some content, about, you know, the candidate actually running for president? Would anyone vote for Rubio...
  • SURGING (Courageous Conservatives Ad- Ted Cruz Pac)

    11/25/2015 10:05:13 AM PST · by VinL · 10 replies
    YOU Tube ^ | 11/24/15 | Courageous Conservative Pac
    "Why are Marco Rubio's RINO donors attacking Ted Cruz for fighting Barack Obama's NSA spying? Because Ted Cruz is surging in the polls and Rubio's people are desperate. Desperate because Rubio stood with Obama and Chuck Schumer on his Gang of Eight Amnesty scheme and it's hurting, so Rubio's lashing out..."
  • Ted Cruz Super PAC Responds To Rubio Attack

    11/25/2015 9:20:05 AM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | November 25th, 2015 | streiff
    Yesterday we reported on how a Super PAC that has apparently supports Senator Marco Rubio has taken up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s attack line against Senator Ted Cruz. Back in July, Ted Cruz was one of a super-majority of senators who voted to curtail the ability of the NSA to bulk collect the phone use data of Americans. In the wake of the Paris attack, Rubio perceives there is a) a disadvantage to Cruz in his vote and b) highlight that vote and painting Cruz as “weak on terrorism” will work to Rubio’s advantage. I suppose there are GOP...
  • Kasich shamelessly repeats liberal slander in new anti-Trump ad

    11/25/2015 5:40:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Ed Straker
    The Kasich campaign fell to new lows when it began broadcasting an anti-Trump ad that repeats all the liberal media lies about him. Kasich's ad features a veteran: "You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims should register with their government, because you're not one," says Moe, to an ominous soundtrack. "And you might not care if Donald Trump says he's going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you're not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says it's okay to rough up black protesters, because you're not one. And you might not care if...
  • Drive to Take Down Trump: Can It Work?

    11/25/2015 4:33:50 AM PST · by Duke C. · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/25/2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Winter is coming. And with it, the Republican Party could see a third season of its presidential primary dominated by Donald Trump. The collective wisdom after the Paris terrorist attacks—that voters would gravitate toward a battle-tested, policy-minded candidate with experience to lead in such turbulent times has yet to take hold. In fact, Trump not only continues to top polls, but a new survey of Iowa voters shows he is considered the best candidate to handle terrorism.
  • [Low Energy] Jeb: Trump trying to 'create a grievous kind of culture'

    11/25/2015 3:34:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized front-runner Donald Trump's comments about Black Lives Matter protesters and Muslim-Americans, accusing the billionaire of trying to “create a grievous kind of culture."“Our country is too good for this,” Bush said in South Carolina, according to CNN. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks like is not going to work as a campaign tactic over the long haul,” he added. The former Florida governor slammed Trump for claiming that thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, and said the roughing up...
  • Rubio calls to 'defend Turkey' against Putin

    11/24/2015 8:03:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 24 2015 | The Hill
    Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet fighter is a “critical moment” for the U.S. and its allies to stand up to Moscow, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday. Hours after the Kremlin condemned Turkey’s decision to shoot down the warplane for entering its airspace, Rubio warned against letting Russia get the upper hand. “It's important for us to be very clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians. Otherwise the entire NATO alliance comes into question,” Rubio, who is running for president, said on Fox News.
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Rubio on Amnesty!!

    11/24/2015 7:21:43 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 23 replies
    TheRightscoop ^ | 11/24/2015 | RightScoop
    Can you say Cruz Missile!!!!
  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...
  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    11/24/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 45 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 11-24-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed.
  • Team Rubio’s Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 3:32:22 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again.  This time Marco Rubio’s backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection.  The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state.    Sean Noble, a Rubio backer, is running $200,000 worth of ads in Iowa through his 501(c)4 group assailing Cruz as weak on national security because he championed the...
  • Exclusive — Steve King Warns Amnesty May Be Unstoppable If Marco Rubio Is President

    11/05/2015 11:55:47 AM PST · by VinL · 24 replies
    Tea Party (Breitbart) ^ | 11/5/15 | Staff
    Rep. Steve King,an influential conservative who represents Iowa's Fourth Congressional District, is warning Americans and Iowans that a massive amnesty for all of America's illegal aliens may be unstoppable if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is elected president. "With Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker, we have this big question about what amnesty might be not in this Congress but with the next president," King said on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel with Breitbart News’ Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. “I have apprehension about that.” King says he thinks that the final battle ahead of Iowa's caucuses...
  • Team Rubio's Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 2:05:51 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again. This time Marco Rubio's backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. Sean Noble, a Rubio backer,...
  • What Will Trump Do After Ted Cruz's Big Surge in Iowa?

    11/24/2015 1:50:58 PM PST · by VinL · 75 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/24/15 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz has surged into a statistical tie with Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. With two-and-a-half months left until the Iowa caucuses, Trump leads in the Hawkeye State with 25 percent, but Cruz has now surged to 23 percent. Ben Carson follows at 18 percent, with Sen. Marco Rubio at 13 percent. Jeb Bush garnered only four percent in the survey, one point behind Sen. Rand Paul. Trump went on the attack a few weeks ago against Carson after the retired neurosurgeon jumped in the polls. Bill Hemmer asked digital politics editor...
  • Bush invokes fall of Herman Cain to reassure supporters at Longboat Key fundraiser

    11/24/2015 11:54:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 11/24/15 | Zac Anderson
    Jeb Bush cited the rise and fall of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain as he sought to reassure supporters at a Longboat Key fundraiser Monday that their faith in him is well placed. By noting that Cain led in the polls at this point in 2012 only to flame out, Bush implied that current GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson could follow the same path. "We have plenty of time to persuade" was the message said Bradenton state Sen. Bill Galvano. "They're not voting tomorrow."
  • Former New Hampshire GOP chair moves to take Trump off the ballot

    11/24/2015 9:19:47 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 24, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    A former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party says Donald Trump should not be on the Republican presidential primary ballot on Feb. 9 because the GOP frontrunner has not proven he is a registered Republican and has expressed views “inconsistent” with the state and national party’s platform and by laws. In his usual, understated fashion, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski responded by saying that if this move were approved, “Mr. Trump’s supporters would probably riot in the streets of New Hampshire.” Normally I’d shrug off a comment like that as typical campaign rhetoric, but in this case it’s probably...
  • Keystone Cop’s Implosion: Liz Mair Ends Panhandling Hours After Breitbart Bust (Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 5:51:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/15 | DAN RIEHL
    Late Friday evening, Breitbart News published an item highlighting, in part, a Go Fund Me campaign started by Republican establishment political consultant Liz Mair - her goal being to target and take down Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. For some reason, Mair seems to have reconsidered her effort, and the campaign is now nowhere to be found at Go Fund Me. Breitbart News reported: True to form, her online fundraising to take down Trump appears to be losing, too. Exactly how much Mair can accomplish with, at this time, all of $356 to take on Trump, remains to be seen. But...
  • Can GOP Party Bosses Rig the Rules to Keep Trump from Winning? You Bet!

    11/24/2015 9:55:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Alternet | September 14, 2015 | Steven Rosenfeld
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  • Attack Of The Jeb! :for decades, the candidate has been petty and vindictive.

    Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his face contorted in a scowl, doesn’t get up to greet Alex Villalobos when the big-eyed 42-year-old state senator enters the dimly lit office connected to the executive suite of Tallahassee’s Capitol building. It’s early May 2006, shortly after the last day of the legislative session, and Villalobos is seething. He’s recently been banished from party leadership and his oak-lined office in the Capitol — largely because he voted against the governor’s pet project: making school vouchers part of the state constitution and doing away with a law that limits class sizes in the state’s schools....
  • The key to a Jeb Bush comeback: Embrace being boring

    11/24/2015 6:40:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/15 | Vincent Bzdek
    If Jeb Bush is to mount any sort of rise in the polls as we close in on the primary season, his best strategy might be to talk about his dad -- specifically, to highlight how popular his once-unpopular father has become 23 years after he lost his campaign for a second term. There is a certain nostalgia afoot for the quiet decency, pragmatism and consensus-building that Bush Sr. represents, suggests Jon Meachem, author of a new biography of the elder Bush, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush." The book is the No. 1 New...
  • Trump camp warns GOP on super PAC attacks (Liz Mair and Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 6:26:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/15 | NICK GASS
    The super PACs going after Donald Trump are making a "bad, bad decision," the candidate's special counsel and adviser warned Tuesday morning, saying that if the reports are true, "it changes everything." "Donald Trump wants to be treated fairly. He will demand that the GOP treat them fairly," Michael Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." If the party does treat him fairly, Trump "will honor the pledge because he’s an honorable guy," he said. But, "if they break that agreement with him, as they say, woe be on them," Cohen cautioned, referring to the loyalty agreement Trump signed,...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...
  • Trump faces challenge on eligibility for the New Hampshire ballot

    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump may be the clear Republican front-runner in New Hampshire but at least one member of his party is saying he shouldn't even be on the ballot. Former state party chairman Fergus Cullen, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump's, on Monday challenged the businessman's status within the party. "It is my belief that Mr. Trump must present evidence that he is a registered member of the Republican Party because his views, expressed over decades, are inconsistent with the Republican Party platform and the Republican Party of New Hampshire's statement of principles and bylaws," Cullen...
  • Things are bad and getting worse for Jeb Bush. Just look at this chart.

    11/23/2015 7:23:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Since early 2014, The Washington Post and ABC News have been polling on the 2016 Republican presidential race. (Let's save the "it's too early to poll!!" thing for another day, shall we?) At no point in those two years has Jeb Bush ever been in as bad a shape as he is in the new Post-ABC poll released Sunday. Here's Jeb's support in a hypothetical national primary vote over that time. Six percent. Six! That's roughly one-fifth the support enjoyed by Donald Trump, the leader in the new Post-ABC survey. It's also a precipitous fall from Bush's peak in March...
  • Donors line up behind Kasich Super PAC planning Trump attack

    11/23/2015 5:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    Nearly a dozen big Republican donors backing different presidential candidates are coming together to help fund an advertising campaign attacking front-runner Donald Trump, who faced sharp criticism from rivals this week for his inflammatory comments about Muslims. Matt David, spokesman for the group planning the attack, a Super PAC called New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid, said 10 new donors had pledged money in the two days since Politico reported Thursday evening the group's plans to attack Trump in New Hampshire....
  • GOP Establishment Targets Trump

    11/23/2015 2:18:08 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | November 23, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    The latest poll results from Rasmussen weren't cheered by the GOP establishment, which has been holding its breath for months, hoping that the frontrunner would fade and allow someone more willing to toe the establishment's line to come to the fore. The poll, taken last week, wasn't encouraging: 63 percent of Likely Republican Voters think Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for president (up from 59 percent the week before), while 51 percent of all likely voters agree. Trump's claim that President Obama's decision to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States next year is the "ultimate...
  • FOX News Poll: Marco Rubio does best against Clinton in 2016 ballot test

    11/23/2015 8:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans want a candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton. A new Fox News poll finds Marco Rubio performs best against the presumptive Democratic nominee. Rubio has an eight-point edge: 50 percent to Clinton's 42 percent. Then again, Clinton -- who commands 55 percent support among Democratic primary voters, easily outpacing Bernie Sanders (32 percent) and Martin O'Malley (3 percent) -- trails all top-tier Republicans in hypothetical 2016 face-offs. Jeb Bush is ahead of Clinton by six points (45-39 percent). She trails both Ben Carson (47-42 percent) and Donald Trump (46-41 percent) by five. Ted Cruz bests her by four (45-41...
  • Rove: Republicans Supporting Cruz Don't Know What They Really Want

    11/23/2015 6:53:23 AM PST · by VinL · 63 replies
    Dailywire ^ | 11/23/15 | Robert Kravchik
    Joining CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday, Karl Rove suggested that Americans who grade Senator Ted Cruz highly in terms of his presidential readiness are too ignorant to know what they are looking for in an ideal presidential candidate. When Rove was asked to opine on a poll querying Iowa Republican caucus goers' views of the GOP candidates' readiness to be Commander in Chief, he said of these likely voters, "I don't think they know what they want." "I don't think they know what they mean when it comes down to specific candidates," he said of Iowa Republicans. "They want...
  • Rubio's Growing Credibility Gap

    11/23/2015 12:07:14 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-08-2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    “I think it’s just reflective of what’s been going on for the past month or so and the way the race, at least in the establishment lane, has shifted. It’s really Jeb or Marco now.” Thus spoke an “anonymous” Bush donor, quoted in Politico. The edgy and unidentified Bushie inadvertently confessed that all those Establishment types really do consider Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as one of their own. Apparently his Tea Party upset of then-GOP Establishment Governor Charlie Crist was not what it seemed. Senator Rubio has impressed many on the campaign trail. Without doubt his foreign policy concentration is...