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    09/19/2015 5:30:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 9/19/15 | Joel Skousen
    With a major conservative rebellion on their hands, the establishment controllers of the Republican Party have planned their most sophisticated manipulation of voters to date—to make sure public backlash against Obama accrues to an establishment controlled Republican and not a true conservative. Ever wonder why the GOP has promoted and allowed an unprecedented 17 Republican candidates to crowd the field for president? It was not by accident. By flooding the field with a variety of controlled candidates they can fracture and water down conservative support for the two or three candidates who aren’t controlled by the establishment, and then use...
  • Party Rules to Streamline Race May Backfire for G.O.P.

    09/19/2015 1:19:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    When gloomy Republican Party leaders regrouped after President Obama’s 2012 re-election, they were intent on enhancing the party’s chances of winning back the White House. The result: new rules to head off a prolonged and divisive nomination fight, and to make certain the Republican standard-bearer is not pulled too far to the right before Election Day. But as the sprawling class of 2016 Republican presidential candidates tumbled out of their chaotic second debate last week, it was increasingly clear that those rule changes — from limiting the number of debates to adjusting how delegates are allocated — had failed to...
  • New GOP rules designed to aid Bush are aiding Trump

    09/20/2015 9:43:07 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2015 | Ed Straker
    After the last presidential nomination cycle, where Mitt Romney had to struggle a bit to get the nomination, GOP leaders decided to make it easier for one of their own to get the nomination. (snip) Therefore, GOP insiders thought that increasing the number of states who award delegates based on "winner take all" – where the largest vote-getter, even if only a plurality, gets all the delegates – would aid an establishment GOP candidate, especially in a fractured primary such as this one. They also condensed the primary calendar, so an insurgent candidate won't have as much time and opportunity...
  • New GOP rules designed to aid Bush are aiding Trump

    09/20/2015 12:05:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-20-15 | Ed Straker
    After the last presidential nomination cycle, where Mitt Romney had to struggle a bit to get the nomination, GOP leaders decided to make it easier for one of their own to get the nomination. They figured that a GOP insider, bankrolled with big money from the Chamber of Commerce and other like-thinking crony capitalists who want illegal immigration and business opportunities with Iran, could, with proper funding, get 35% or 40% of the vote in Republican primaries. Therefore, GOP insiders thought that increasing the number of states who award delegates based on "winner take all" – where the largest vote-getter,...
  • Scott Walker’s campaign takes hit after second debate

    09/21/2015 4:26:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Daily Cardinal ^ | September 21, 2015 | Andrew Bahl
    When Gov. Scott Walker took the stage last Wednesday for the second Republican debate, it was amid popular opinion that the onetime poll leader needed a strong showing to regain his form. Yet many in the media are questioning whether Walker delivered that type of performance, with commentators throughout the state and nation wondering if the governor was able to convey his ideas when he had the least speaking time of the 11 candidates. Walker campaign manager Rick Wiley said his candidate looked strong in his brief sparring with current front-runner Donald Trump and that his message came across even...
  • Club for Growth Launches $1 Million Anti-Trump Ad Campaign

    09/15/2015 8:29:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 15, 2015 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    The fiscal conservative advocacy group Club for Growth said on Tuesday it was funding $1 million in advertisements attacking Republican Donald Trump in the early-nominating state of Iowa, the first concentrated campaign to dislodge the front runner in the race for the GOP nomination.The ads will launch on Thursday, a day after the second official GOP debate in which Mr. Trump will again take the center podium. They publicize statements Mr. Trump has made in recent years in which he takes positions on health care, taxes, and other issues that the group says align him with Democratic front runner Hillary...
  • George Will: Walker's internal polls show him ahead of Trump in Iowa-1st choice of 2 time goers

    09/15/2015 2:22:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    September 15, 2015 | Vanity
    Just watched last night's round table on Special Report. Democrat A.B. Stoddard declares Walker's campaign dead. George Will [paraphrasing] "Since I'm sleeping with the campaign I might as well give some inside information. Their polling shows that of those Republicans who showed up at the last caucus Walker is ahead of Trump, and for those Republicans who showed up at the last 2 caucuses, Walker is in the lead. Charles Krauthammer agrees with Will. Walker's campaign is not over.
  • Wisconsin's Walker promises to fight federal unions

    09/10/2015 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Scott Bauer
    EUREKA, Ill. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Scott Walker promised to tackle union power at the federal level just like he did as governor in Wisconsin, saying in a fiery speech Thursday that he wants to "wreak havoc" on Washington. The governor chose Ronald Reagan's alma mater of Eureka College for a speech aimed at invigorating his flagging campaign less than a week before the second GOP debate. Walker spoke on the same stage where Reagan, as a freshman in 1928, gave a speech during a student strike, and his remarks were infused with references to the late president. Walker...
  • Donald Trump just eviscerated a new [as in,"latest"] GOP rival

    09/10/2015 6:35:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 180 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 10, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is now tearing into one of the rivals he long declined to criticize: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. In a CNN interview on Thursday, the real-estate magnate attacked Carson's religiosity, persona, qualifications for the presidency, views on abortion — and even his medical record. "He was a doctor, perhaps an OK doctor, by the way. You should check that out too. We're not talking about a great [doctor]. He was an OK doctor," Trump said. As a doctor, Carson drew national attention at John Hopkins "by conducting a succession of operations that had never been performed...
  • USA Today reporter covering Scott Walker’s campaign signed petition to recall him

    09/09/2015 6:04:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | August 8, 2015 | Brian Sikma, Media Trackers
    A Gannett reporter who writes for both the Appleton Post-Crescent and USA Today covering local and Wisconsin politics, including Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential bid, signed a petition in 2011 to recall Walker from office. Madeleine Behr is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison, and she wrote for a number of publications before joining Gannett earlier this year. Her first story for the Post-Crescent appeared online on July 2, and since then she’s published 35 stories, including four that focus on Walker’s presidential bid, and others that cover the political aspirations and maneuvers of high profile Democratic candidates. In...
  • Trump: 'I will renegotiate with Iran'

    09/09/2015 12:00:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he would renegotiate President Obama's Iran nuclear deal should he make his way into the Oval Office. "If we have to wait until the next president is sworn in to revisit this nuclear weapons agreement, then the next president better be someone who knows how to negotiate and who will do what is best for the United States," Trump wrote in a Tuesday evening op-ed in USA Today. "When I am elected president, I will renegotiate with Iran — right after I enable the immediate release of our American prisoners and ask Congress to...
  • Walker heads to Reagan alma mater

    09/08/2015 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | September 7, 2015 | Jason Stein
    ~~~Sparring with ObamaOn Monday, Obama criticized Walker for his actions without naming the governor."He is bragging about how he destroyed collective bargaining rights in his state," Obama said in a Labor Day speech in Boston. "And (he) says that busting unions prepares him to fight (the terrorist group) ISIL. I didn't make that up. That's what he said."..The governor hit back Monday, saying Act 10 had saved billions of dollars through lowering the compensation packages of public workers."What we did in Wisconsin was taking the power away from the big government union bosses and put it back in the hands...
  • I Want a President who is a 'Strong Leader'. Not!

    09/08/2015 12:11:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 8, 2015 | Christopher Chantrill
    [BIG SNIP] ....The trouble is that simple “strong leadership” isn't going to get the job done. Here's why. Almost everything we want the next president to do will fly in the face of liberal conventional wisdom and the liberal activist world, so everything he and his administration and Congress want to do will face determined opposition that will fill the airwaves and the public square. The next president needs to be someone like Ronald Reagan and prep himself for the presidency by broadcasting issue-a-week radio spots for years before he ran for president. He'd need to be a charmer who...
  • Megachurch Pastor Paula White Marries 3rd Husband.. [Trump's evangelical connection]

    09/05/2015 1:57:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 7, 2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Megachurch Pastor Paula White Marries 3rd Husband Former Journey Rocker Jonathan Cain; She's His 4th Wife Popular televangelist and megachurch pastor Paula White tied the knot for the third time with rocker Jonathan Cain last month and this time could just be the charm. White's Chicago-born husband made a name for himself in the music industry playing with the bands Bad English and Journey. He wrote Journey's mega-hit song "Don't Stop Believin.'" White, who hosts the television show "Paula White Today," which has aired on BET and TBN, shared a message with her Facebook followers celebrating the April 26 wedding....
  • Did I hear Rush Right? Don't let Trump's views bother us 'Cause RNC said Bush, McCain, Romney OK

    09/03/2015 12:43:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 252 replies
    September 3, 2015 | Vanity
    Did I hear Rush say that we should be willing to vote for Trump even with all of his baggage and left leaning positions and support for Democrats!? He said the RNC told us to support McCain and Romney (and I think he threw Bush in there) so we should have no trouble supporting Trump. That's some kind of rallying cry for conservatives. So would someone please tell me what Trump stands for (other than saying he'll build the fence and deport gang members), and why (other than you want to believe that he has changed) why anyone would trust...
  • The shocking truth about Donald Trump: He’s actually the least terrifying GOP candidate

    09/03/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Salon ^ | September 3, 2015 | Conor Lynch
    With all of the outrageous and downright offensive remarks that have been regurgitated by Donald Trump over the past few months, the most logical forecast made by political analysts was that his campaign would implode, sooner than later, as so many have before. Like the stock market, Trump 2016 seems to be based on a bubble of irrational emotions — in this case fear — and at any moment, that bubble could burst. Today, however, it’s looking more and more like Trump’s lead in the polls is not going to burst anytime soon, and that the man who seems to...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington’

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to “wreak havoc on Washington” if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. “One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,” Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Under Attack, Jeb Bush Releases Video Of Donald Trump’s Past Liberal Stances [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the frequent recipient of attacks from Donald Trump, is out with a new video compilation of the New York businessman taking liberal positions in past interviews. The video from the Bush campaign comes a day after Trump’s campaign released a social media video drawing attention to Bush’s past statement that illegal immigration is an “act of love” while showing examples of illegal immigrants who have gone on to commit violent crimes. The video — which the campaign calls “The Real Donald Trump” — shows videos from years ago of Trump taking liberal positions on abortion,...
  • An answer to Trump’s 757: Scott Walker to tour every county in New Hampshire on a Harley

    09/01/2015 1:46:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Donald Trump may show up to his campaign events in his own 757 aircraft emblazoned with a personal logo. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may trump Mr. Trump for the flashiest ride over Labor Day. Mr. Walker plans a bodacious motorcycle ride through New Hampshire which covers considerable territory. “Mark the date on your calendar! Governor Scott Walker will be riding a Harley-Davidson through all 10 counties,” his campaign advises. .......Mr. Walker has released a new video message with a close focus on the Iran nuclear accord. “I refuse to live with a deal that threatens our safety and that...
  • Scott Walker campaign clarifies Canadian wall comments after backlash (media construct)

    09/01/2015 12:27:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 31, 2015 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    As Gov. Scott Walker faced ridicule Monday for calling the building of a wall on the Canadian border a “legitimate issue,” his presidential campaign said he isn’t pushing for the idea. “Despite the attempts of some to put words in his mouth, Gov. Walker wasn’t advocating for a wall along our northern border,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement. The campaign responded after Walker’s comment was widely mocked, from a Democratic senator calling it one of the “craziest” ideas of the campaign so far to fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, saying building a Canadian wall...
  • Jesse Ventura rips Scott Walker: He’s against equal pay, his faith says women are ‘subservient’

    08/31/2015 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | August 31, 2015 | Arturo Garcia
    Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura ripped Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for signing an extreme anti-abortion bill into law last year, sarcastically saying it did not go far enough. “If he believes that if a doctor performs this it’s murder, then charge the doctor with murder. And it’s premeditated so it would be first-degree murder, wouldn’t it?” he said. “These guys, if they truly want to stand up for it, then they gotta go all the way with it.” The bill bans the procedure after the 20-week mark of any pregnancy, and does not contain exceptions for rape and incest victims....
  • Trump: Walker's state 'is really in trouble'

    08/23/2015 7:48:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump said on Sunday he is not intimidated by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, given his fellow GOP presidential candidate’s handling of the Badger State. “Well, I’m not worried because his state is really in trouble,” Trump told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “I mean, it’s a fantastic place,” he said. “I love the people of Wisconsin, but if you look at what’s going on, they have a $2.2 billion deficit. They were supposed to have a surplus of $1 billion and they have $2.2 billion.” “There’s tremendous divisions throughout the state,” Trump added. “He...
  • Is Scott Walker a Racist?

    08/23/2015 5:24:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dave nj 1
    "..................In my book, if you are pissing off liberals this much, you must be doing something right.The problem for the Left as it concerns Walker is that he is a tough cookie to crack. One Democrat in Wisconsin said that despite the situation and how dire it may seem for him, he always responds with a wink or a smile.Of course, Walker would not be the only Republican to be flirting with what they refer to as racist ethno-nationalists. Since most of their accusations and “proof” is rooted in code words and dog whistles, ethno-nationalist is a Leftist code word...
  • Scott Walker favors term limits for Congress, open to limits for federal judges

    08/21/2015 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he favors term limits for members of Congress, suggesting 12-year terms for members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate and hinting the same time frame could extend to members of the federal judiciary. ....He pointed to the two-term limit on U.S. presidents and said, “I’d even accommodate, say, let’s make it 12 so that the U.S. Senate and the House are consistent amongst each other.” “It also makes sense not just for the House and the Senate — if the president’s term limited, if the House and the Senate members were ever to...
  • My Q&A with Scott Walker

    08/21/2015 3:53:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 21, 2015 | Quin Hillyer
    It’s safe to say that most conservatives across the country think pretty highly of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and that he remains one of the few presidential candidates who are at least broadly acceptable to almost every sub-species of Republican. It’s not hard to find Wisconsinites who will wax rhapsodic about Walker’s job performance as well as how friendly and engaging he is. Yet in the wake of Donald Trump’s bluster, Walker’s quieter but battle-tested toughness and policy successes have seemed to fade a bit from view. In response, Walker hasn’t tried so much to match Trump’s glitz as to...
  • Walker, Rubio, and Jindal Lead the Way on Replacing Obamacare

    08/19/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 18, 2015 | James C. Capretta
    Perhaps today will mark the beginning of a new phase in the long campaign for the GOP nomination for president in 2016. That’s possible because two of the leading candidates — Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and Florida senator Marco Rubio — have offered serious plans for replacing Obamacare in its entirety. (In Senator Rubio’s case, he reiterated in an op-ed the principles of a plan he outlined several months ago.) They, along with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, are now the candidates who can speak most credibly about what’s wrong with Obamacare, because they have actual plans to do something about...
  • Scott Walker Just Dropped a Major Bomb on the RINO GOP Leadership

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

    08/17/2015 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | August 17, 2015 | David Catanese
    His supporters, waving blue-and-red signs, ate it up. Soon, the cheers were drowning out the detractors. Scott Walker's entered a late summer slump. The Wisconsin governor was largely sidelined at the first Republican presidential primary debate, when his rival candidates earned more attention with flashy one-liners. He's also forfeited his monthslong polling advantage in Iowa, where he's slipped behind Donald Trump and even Ben Carson, according to the latest CNN survey of the outlook for the caucuses. So when he stepped on the Iowa soapbox stage at the state fair Monday, Walker probably would've preferred not to look out and...
  • Protests follow Scott Walker on campaign trail - "he wears their hostility as a badge of honor"

    08/16/2015 10:47:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 17, 2015 | Craig Gilbert
    ......"I think this was the first time outside of Wisconsin where he's been kind of surrounded by protesters as he's leaving a place and where it appears he's been a little boxed in," said Scott Foval, one of the protesters and a Madison activist with the liberal group People for the American Way.Foval's group is one of several on the left that flock to events by GOP candidates and try to make them answer questions on their issues of choice."We're bird-dogging all of them,"Foval said. But he said Walker is a "particular" magnet because of the way he wears their...
  • Overwhelming majority of Trump's online following is ineligible to vote

    08/14/2015 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be dominating social media, but a new study has revealed that a vast percentage of his online following is legally incapable of voting. According to data collected by the social analytics company, Macromeasures, just 39.4 percent of the real estate mogul's Twitter followers are members of the voting-eligible population, as first reported by Forbes. The company analyzed a handful of GOP hopefuls, including Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina. Among those Republican candidates, Trump carried the largest percentage of disenfranchised followers. In comparison, 95.7 percent of Fiorina's...
  • The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence…

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

    08/12/2015 10:42:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 8-12-2015 | DANIEL J. SCHULTZ
    Did you know that the Republican Party is only at half strength? “Half strength.” What does that mean? It means that in your voting precinct, where you live, the Republican Party only has, probably, one-half of the local, precinct-level, voting member slots of the Party filled with a warm body. These slots are called “precinct committeeman” in most states. And the reason conservatives have been pretty much impotent when it comes to having a voice “inside” the BEST political tool for defeating the Democrats – the Republican Party – is because not enough conservatives are “in” the Republican Party where...
  • Morning Jolt: Do Republicans Even Care What Conservatism Is Anymore?

    08/12/2015 7:28:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    [BIG SNIP top of Morning Jolt] "....Do Republicans Even Care What Conservatism Is Anymore? In mid-August 2011, Rick Perry was the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. He led every national poll from mid-August to late September. Of course, the following six months turned out to be one of the most tumultuous periods of any presidential primary in recent memory: Herman Cain led some polls -- he reached 27 percent in one survey -- followed by Newt Gingrich, and before the primaries were done, Rick Santorum was the frontrunner for several consecutive polls. At one point, Michele Bachmann was in second...
  • Walker: Why does Trump keep attacking me with debunked ‘Democrat talking points’?

    08/12/2015 1:12:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 11, 2015 | Guy Benson
    An interesting observation from Steve Hayes on Donald Trump’s “Fox News truce” interview this morning: Trump launches unprovoked attacks on Walker, Bush — and doesn’t respond to a tough Hillary Clinton attack on him — Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) August 11, 2015 From Hayes’ piece: >>> In an interview Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, Trump twice went out of his way to criticize his competition. In the first instance, he took a question about his standing in polls and turned it into a blistering–and highly inaccurate–attack on Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. And in the second, Trump bypassed an opportunity...
  • Poll: Trump Leads Iowa GOP Field but Shows Less Strength among Debate Viewers

    08/11/2015 9:29:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The race was closer among viewers of last Thursday’s debate: Trump and Walker were tied at 14 percent, with Rubio (11 percent), Carson and Fiorina (tied at 10 percent), and Cruz (9 percent) close behind. However, among likely caucus voters who skipped watching the FOX NEWS debate, Trump (21 percent) led Carson (10 percent) by a wider margin, with Rubio and Walker tied at 8 percent.With just six months until the Iowa caucuses, businessman Donald Trump (17 percent) leads the field of Republicans among likely GOP caucus voters, according to a poll from Suffolk University. Meanwhile, a subset of voters...
  • Walker Fires Back - Trump Blasts Governor's Record In ...

    08/11/2015 7:09:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | August 11, 2015 | Brian Kilmeade interview Scott Walker
    Brian Kilmeade gets Scott Walker's response to Trump's Democratic Party talking points. $2.2B deficit is a proven lie. Kilmeade Re Gov. Walker: "He's always in the eye of the storm."
  • Hillary Clinton Attended Donald Trump’s Wedding After He Published ‘Disgusting’ Comments About Women

    08/10/2015 11:42:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 10, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton on Monday said she attended the 2005 wedding of Donald Trump, a financial backer of her political campaign and the Clinton Foundation, not because she was sucking up to donors, but because she “thought it would be fun” and “entertaining.” What is most problematic about Hillary’s attendance, however, is the fact that just weeks before the Jan. 22, 2005 ceremony, Trump published the paperback edition of Trump: How to Get Rich, one of his many, massive bestsellers. According to Cosmopolitan, the book contains the second “most disgusting thing Donald Trump has ever said“—this passage about female contestants on...
  • 'Great games' for MLB players come in all sizes and shapes ("debate")

    08/10/2015 1:11:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 9, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    Maybe they go five-for-five. Maybe they hit a walk-off. Maybe a diving stop followed by a double play wins the game. ESPN's "Top Ten" has lots of different kinds of highlights. Point is that there are as many ways to have a great debate as there are great baseball days. Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina both had great debates, because they did everything they did very well. "Five tool" players rarely use them all in one game, but Fiorina and Rubio did. To them, the laurels. Scott Walker got in one towering homer, to mix a metaphor, by putting the...
  • Rating The Top 8 GOP Contenders on Electability - You Have To Win Or You Don’t Make A Difference

    08/10/2015 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | August 9, 2015 | Repair_Man_Jack (Diary)
    In the next few days I’ll rate the 8 leading GOP candidates for the 2016 Nomination as reported by RealClearPolitics on 6 August 2015. I will rate four criteria; potential to change our nation, electability, personal integrity, and past performance. I will score them from 0 to 3. The ratings will be color-coded as follows. Blue = Excellent (3 pts) – Implies candidate is solidly better than most of the GOP and all of the Dems. Green = Good (2 pts) – Implies candidate is better than GOP average and probably all Dems. Yellow = Low Pass (1 pt) –...
  • Thoughts on Debate Night

    08/10/2015 5:07:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 9, 2015 | Bruce Thornton, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center
    Last week’s Republican primary debates have quickly become a cultural and political phenomenon. Even progressive pundits have been forced to acknowledge the high quality of the Fox News moderators, the toughness of their questions, and the sheer entertaining excitement of the shows. Contrary to the usual soporific political debates, with robotic recitations of prefabricated talking points, this one had fireworks and substance. Let’s hope this new paradigm for presidential debates carries through all the way to next year’s presidential debates. But there’s another value to the debates. A lot of progressive received wisdom was exploded last Thursday night. First is...
  • Hillary Clinton's operation is publicly savaging these 3 Republican candidates

    08/09/2015 5:49:41 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 9, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Ahead of Thursday night's big Republican primary debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign sent a notice to her supporters. "Here's your to-do list to be prepared," wrote Christina Reynolds, Clinton's director of rapid response. "Stock up on soft projectiles to hurl at your television to give your jeering some attitude (marshmallows get the job done)." Then the Democratic front-runner's campaign zeroed in on just three Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). "Make sure your phone has a full charge," Reynolds added, "so you can tweet...
  • Scott Walker: Don't Focus On 'Racial Discord' Or You'll Only Create More

    08/09/2015 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 8, 2016 | Igor Bobic
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says the proper way to address racial issues in America is by concentrating on what brings people together rather than focusing on "racial discord." Doing the latter, the presidential candidate argued Sunday, could risk generating even more unrest. Walker was campaigning outside a restaurant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, when a reporter asked him about the anniversary of the death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and what it portends for race relations in South Carolina. The governor answered that Americans should emulate the families of the victims of the Charleston church shooting....
  • Why Scott Walker must be our next president

    08/09/2015 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 167 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 9, 2016 | Lord Monckton
    "...Which brings me to Gov. Scott Walker....he is not as self-publicizing as Trump,not as long-standing as Bush, not as sweet-talking as Cruz.However, as governor of Wisconsin, which was bankrupt when he took office,he set to work at once on doing what none of the other three would have thought or been able to do. He hit the telephones and spoke to everyone who mattered,on both sides in politics,and convinced enough of them to work with him in a sensible bipartisan co-operation that he succeeded in saving the state from going bust and being unable to pay the wages of its...
  • Gov. Scott Walker enjoys multiple standing ovations at RedState Gathering; Slams Hillary, Iran deal

    08/09/2015 2:37:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 8, 2016 | Staff
    Gov. Scott Walker was the last candidate to speak at #RSG15 before host Erick Erickson wrapped things up for the day (no, Megyn Kelly won’t be appearing tonight in place of Donald Trump), but his speech managed to energize the crowd and elicit several standing ovations.
  • Scott Walker taps Obenshain to lead presidential campaign in Virginia

    08/09/2015 2:30:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 7, 2016 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain will serve as chairman of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign in Virginia, the campaign announced Friday. The notice came the day after Walker appeared onstage in Cleveland with nine other White House hopefuls at the first Republican debate. The rollout of supporters seven months ahead of Virginia’s March 1 primary is more evidence of the outsize role the swing state will play in the 2016 election. “I am privileged to introduce State Sen. Mark Obenshain as the leader of our campaign’s efforts in Virginia,” Walker said in a statement. “Sen. Obenshain is...
  • Trump campaign loses top adviser

    08/08/2015 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    A major political strategist has left Donald Trump’s 2016 GOP presidential candidate, a new report says — but it’s unclear who severed the relationship. Roger Stone is no longer aiding the outspoken billionaire’s quest for the White House, according to CNN. Reports conflicted on Saturday over whether Stone’s departure was a firing or a resigning, the news outlet added. “Mr. Trump fired Roger Stone last night,” a spokesperson for Trump’s campaign told CNN on Saturday. “We have a tremendously successful campaign and Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity. He has had a number of articles...
  • Cruz, Walker Huckabee, Bush: Red State Gathering live video

    08/08/2015 5:54:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    ATLANTA – The Red State Gathering picks back up today with its live streaming video, as four more presidential hopefuls make their case to nearly 1,000 conservative activists. The first to make his way to the stage will be Mike Huckabee at 9 am ET. Ted Cruz has the 11:30 slot before lunch, Jeb Bush is scheduled for 1:30, and Scott Walker closes out the formal schedule at 4:30. The venue then shifts to the College Football Hall of Fame, where Donald Trump had been scheduled to speak, but now Megyn Kelly has been invited in his place. (Note: I...
  • Massive Audience for Fox Debate Proves There Is an Overwhelming Thirst for Change in This Country

    08/08/2015 3:02:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    EIB ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    I asked the staff on the other side of the glass exactly one hour ago to take a wild guess at who had the most camera time last night, who said the most, who had the most speaking time last night. I will admit it was a trick question. I did not say, "Which of the candidates...?" So the answers were the candidates, but that was not true. The Fox the moderators dominated the debate last night. The candidate with the most airtime was Donald Trump. "Time analysis compiled by a university political researcher finds frontrunner Donald Trump dominated last...
  • I Have Disinvited Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering

    08/07/2015 10:48:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 195 replies
    Red State ^ | August 7, 2016 at 11:56 PM | Erick Erickson
    I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency. He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues. But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines. As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me. In...
  • Granite State Poll: Bush, Paul, Walker, Rubio in Tie With Hillary

    08/06/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    News Max ^ | August 6, 2016 | Melanie Batley
    In New Hampshire, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton faces stiff competition from four GOP presidential candidates but maintains a comfortable lead over the GOP's current front-runner, Donald Trump, a new poll has found. According to a WMUR Granite State Poll conducted July 22-30 of 722 adults, Clinton is statistically tied in matchups with her GOP competitors: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads Clinton by a margin of 46 percent to 45 percent Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul leads by 45 percent to 43 percent Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is at 43 percent compared to 44 percent for Clinton Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...