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  • Romney rates the presidential hopefuls and leaves door open for himself

    11/25/2014 10:25:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Past and perhaps future presidential hopeful Mitt Romney came to Chicago last night and, in blunt and sometimes surprisingly candid comments, acted like someone who probably won't run again but is leaving the door open in the apparent hope that his party might call. In a speech and question-and-answer session with the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, the man who lost to Chicago's Barack Obama in 2012 says he's "not planning" to seek the 2016 nomination—language that politicians frequently use to suggest they haven't decided but are keeping their options open. The former Massachusetts governor declined to elaborate,...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, ’16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors (MUST READ)

    11/24/2014 9:33:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katz’s. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, there’s the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today, with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas making a whirlwind tour of power Jews in New York City. Last night, Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America dinner featured Mr. Cruz, known for his...
  • Hear Bill Cosby joke about drugging women in 1969

    11/24/2014 9:05:44 AM PST · by conservative98 · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    <p>Years before he was accused of sexual assault, Bill Cosby joked about drugging women as part of his stand-up act.</p> <p>On his 1969 stand-up comedy album “It’s True! It’s True!,” Cosby made a crack about drugging women with “Spanish Fly,” once believed to be an aphrodisiac.</p>
  • Obama: Americans want new car smell in 2016

    11/24/2014 8:00:49 AM PST · by Din Maker · 84 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 24, 2014
    President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president." But would Clinton pass that particular smell test? In a nationally televised interview broadcast Sunday, Obama seemed to suggest that any Democrat other than him would provide the turn of the page that he says voters are interested in. He acknowledged the "dings" to his own political standing during nearly six years of sometimes bruising battles with Congress and said Americans will want something new. "They want to drive something off the lot that...
  • “New Car Smell” or “Smells BeGone”– Cast Your Vote(s)

    11/24/2014 4:56:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-24-2014 | MOTUS
    Well, he always did strike me as more “used car salesman” than President, so who could be surprised by Big Guy’s assessment of the 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate field,  where, at the  1:30 mark, he observes that the American people are ready for “that new car smell”If you ask me, I think what voters really want is a complete air exchange - to get rid of the current stink.Who did Big Guy endorse as having lower mileage than himself? Hillz? JoeyB? Butt who am I to evaluate the mileage and smells of the 2016 Neo-Communist Democratic field? I’m not a...
  • Conversation between (investigators) Beverly and Rick Lambert and Juanita Broaddrick

    11/22/2014 7:06:32 AM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    maga dot nu ^ | 11-2014 (orig 1997)
    NOTE: they are going after Cosby and professional athletes. The time is right to take down Hillary Clinton for what she did to women who were assaulted by her husband. READ THE STORY HERE
  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP plumbs new depths)

    11/21/2014 6:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 5:22 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. […] In the aftermath of the attacks, Republicans criticized the Obama administration and its then-secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016. People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to “stand down” after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue...
  • Bill Clinton Is an Alleged Rapist, Too. Why Aren’t You Outraged About That?

    11/21/2014 6:28:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 36 replies
    blaze ^ | nov 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Let me be the first to admit that, unlike so many people in the media and on the internet, I actually donÂ’t know if Bill Cosby is a rapist. I know several women have accused him of it, and I know that he isnÂ’t doing any favors for himself by refusing to comment and asking news outlets to scrub footage of him refusing to comment. YouÂ’d think if the man is guilty but has no intention of fessing up, heÂ’d at least deny the allegations. And if heÂ’s innocent, heÂ’d be even more likely to deny them. Either way, I...
  • Clinton Foundation reports jump in contributions

    11/19/2014 7:11:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 8:25 PM EST | Kelly P. Kissel
    Contributions and grants to the tax-exempt foundation that former President Bill Clinton operates with his family grew nearly threefold between 2012 and 2013, backed by its merger with another of his charities, the establishment of an endowment and large donations from nine unspecified donors, tax records show. The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation released its tax documents to The Associated Press on Wednesday, revealing $144.4 million in contributions and grants during 2013, up from $51.5 million in the previous year. “In 2013 the Foundation reconsolidated the Clinton Global Initiative into its operations. As such, the … tax document shows...
  • THE WAR ON WOMEN: JUANITA BROADDRICK AND BILL CLINTON

    11/19/2014 6:49:30 AM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2014 (orig video from 1999)
    NOTE: THE LINK HAS THE FEB 24, 1999 NBC DATELINE VIDEO. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To set the stage for why the country needs Hillary Clinton to be the next president, Democrats are trying to force-feed Americans a “war on women” pablum, when such a war–as they present it–does not exist. For the real “war on women,” however, Democrats might turn to Hillary Clinton herself and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Juanita Broaddrick never wanted to meet the press. In February of 1999, Dorothy Rabinowitz, a member of The Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board, wrote that when the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal broke the...
  • Jerry Brown may challenge Hillary for Dem nomination

    11/18/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Signs are accumulating that California Governor Jerry Brown, fresh off a 20-point re-election victory and with at least $20 million in unspent campaign funds available, may challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.  John Fund writes in NRO: …when his political aides sent out an invitation for a $5,000 fundraiserin Sacramento next Monday, there was inevitable speculation: Jerry Brown may run for president for the fourth time. If he challenges Hillary Clinton, Brown can claim solid credentials as a liberal leader. He has raised taxes on the rich, been an avid backer of climate-change regulation, and...
  • Team Hillary thinks she can win 386 electoral votes in 2016

    11/17/2014 7:56:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Somehow, the message Hillary ClintonÂ’s nascent presidential campaign took from 2014 is that the former secretary of state is a rising star and Democrats are winning the future. That is the inevitable takeaway from an interview Talking Points MemoÂ’s Dylan Scott conducted with President Barack ObamaÂ’s former battleground states director for his 2012 campaign, Mitch Stewart. According to this seasoned Democrat, Clinton can reasonably expect to expand on Barack ObamaÂ’s 2008 successes with minorities and do him one better as a result of ClintonÂ’s appeal to working class white voters. In fact, Stewart says, Clinton can expect to flip...
  • Walker: I could run in 20 years and be Clinton's age

    11/17/2014 5:24:57 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/2014 | Peter Sullivan
    "Whether it’s two years, six years, 20 years from now, because at 47, I mean I think about Hillary Clinton, I could run 20 years from now for president and still be about the same age as the former secretary of State is right now," Walker said in an interview with the local Fox affiliate published Sunday night.
  • Why Hillary 2016 Thinks She Can Expand Obama's Electoral Map

    11/17/2014 1:30:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The top minds in the proto-Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign infrastructure are already gaming out Electoral College scenarios. What they think they have is a candidate who could compete in a handful of traditionally red states, putting Republicans on the defensive and increasing her chances of winning the White House. Mitch Stewart, Obama's 2012 battleground state director who is now an independent consultant advising the grassroots group Ready for Hillary, laid out the electoral math to TPM in a recent interview. Clinton will start with Obama's map, he said, and can build from there. There are two buckets of states potentially...
  • Hillary Clinton gets her own pantsuits coloring book

    11/17/2014 12:24:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    suntimes ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Chad Merda
    It's what every young child with political aspirations wants, but unfortunately, "Hillary: The Coloring Book" won't be available in time for Christmas. Yep, you read that right. There's a Hillary Clinton coloring book, which comes out on Jan. 13 at Amazon, courtesy of Ulysses Press. Unlike "Ted Cruz Saves America," Clinton doesn't get the superhero treatment, but instead, has a heavy dose of pantsuits, ready to be finished off by your young artists.
  • NY GOP Chair: de Blasio will take 2016 nomination over Hillary

    11/17/2014 9:41:03 AM PST · by JimRed · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/2014 | Fredric U. Dicker
  • I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

    11/17/2014 5:58:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    The editor of Breitbart Unmasked, a site that I enjoy immensely and find informative, recently told me that supporting Rand Paul disqualifies a person from being labeled a progressive. My rebuttal was that he might be right. However, I also mentioned that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia agreed with my latest Congress Blog piece. In the article, I explain why Rand Paul is correct in questioning the legality of President Obama's troop deployments. Sadly, people at UC Berkeley are more interested in protesting Bill Maher than condemning a conflict George McGovern stated weakens our country in the same manner...
  • Hillary Clinton leads the calling of the hogs after Razorbacks beat LSU

    11/16/2014 9:15:00 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Vine ^ | 11-16-2014 | Wes Clark
    November 16, 2014 Wes ClarkHillary Clinton leads the calling of the hogs after Razorbacks beat LSU Video Link-Turn On Speakers
  • Is Iowa already sick of Hillary Clinton?

    11/15/2014 9:06:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 15, 2014 | Lee Rood
    DES MOINES, Iowa — If you’re a die-hard Democrat in New York hoping to overcome the disappointment that was Nov. 4, you’re worried. But here in Iowa, where the first-in-the-nation caucuses are a mere 14 months away, some are breaking into a cold sweat. Most party leaders here will assure you all conversations about the 2016 presidential nomination still begin and end with Hillary Clinton. The former first lady and secretary of state is a sentimental favorite. Though she has not formally announced her candidacy, her well-oiled super PAC may be the most deeply rooted ever at this stage in...
  • Hillary Clinton seeks third-party opponent

    11/15/2014 6:33:51 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Hillary Clinton has a sneaky plan to become the next president — get a conservative third-party candidate in the race to draw votes away from the Republican nominee. Clinton campaign strategists have concluded Hillary will easily be nominated in 2016, but cannot win the general election in a head-to-head matchup, Richard Turley reports on orbmagazine.com. “They are reaching out to Wall Street allies to do ‘black-ops’ funding for a run by Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum or Herman Cain,” a source told Orb. Hillary’s approval rating is stuck at 43 percent, not enough to win a two-person race for president.
  • Obama is the Anti-Clinton President

    11/15/2014 8:02:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/14 | Jeff Crouere
    It will make for a confrontational final two years of his term, a very bumpy ride for America Despite his horrible treatment of women, perjury and serious moral lapses, Bill Clinton was a very good politician. He was at heart a liberal Democrat who adjusted his principles to the shifting political winds. In the red state of Arkansas, Clinton was elected five times as Governor. He flopped giving the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, but returned four years later as the nominee and eventual President. After losing badly in the 1994 mid-term elections, Clinton moved to the...
  • John Dean: Will a Woman Be Sent to the White House in 2016? Let’s Hope! (Hurl, you will)

    11/14/2014 6:38:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Justia's Verdict Blog ^ | November 14, 2014 | John Dean, former Counsel to the President
    Political prognostications are a risky business. But I have been thinking about what the Republicans might do if Hillary Clinton announces in early 2015 (since she has indicated that is when she will make her decision) that she is running for president. While Republicans dislike this prospect because they know she might win, not to mention take most of the available oxygen out of the race along the way, they understand that they have no woman in their ranks who is qualified to be president, and it is a stretch to say they even have a woman qualified to be...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Read the Secret Emails of the Men Who May Run Hillary Clinton's Campaign

    11/14/2014 2:18:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/14/14 | Rick Klein
    For the past five years, a prominent Democratic operative who is a leading contender to manage a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has maintained a private email listserv for friends and associates that carries a provocative name: the “Mook Mafia.” The listserv, which one member said reaches more than 150 fellow campaign veterans, has been a means for Robby Mook and a close friend Marlon Marshall to stay connected with many of the operatives who would likely populate a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016. Mook and Marshall have both been mentioned as possible Hillary Clinton campaign managers. Copies of a cache...
  • Will Mike Huckabee Win Presidency in 2016?

    11/14/2014 12:48:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Wall Street Daily ^ | November 14, 2014 | Floyd Brown, Chief Political Analyst
    The Republican sweep of November 2014 is now fully in the rearview mirror. And the focus in D.C. is squarely on the 2016 presidential election. Who will win the biggest prize of all and finally replace Barack Obama? With Hillary Clinton perched high atop the Democratic Party polls, it appears as though she’ll sail to her party’s nomination almost unimpeded. On the Republican side, the race is as divided and contentious as ever… Of the prospects, though, one particular man stands out from the crowd. And for this reason, I followed him all the way to Poland so I could...
  • Ted Cruz’s Greatest Weakness: Is he the Barack Obama of 2016? (Here it comes)

    11/13/2014 8:56:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 13, 2014 | Erica Grieder
    Politics may be stressful, but that doesn’t mean anyone in politics loses weight accidentally. When they begin looking trim in better-cut suits, then you know something’s afoot. Ted Cruz is looking trim these days. And while he has kept a relatively low profile during this year’s elections, his new look, along with his numerous trips to early-voting states like Iowa and South Carolina, means it’s safe to conclude that he’s seriously considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. If so, he’ll have a long road ahead to build the type of national organization and national stature necessary...
  • Why President Rand Paul Will Keep America Safer Than Bush, Obama, and Hillary Clinton

    11/13/2014 8:25:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    President Rand Paul will keep you safer than the president who brought America into Iraq and Afghanistan, the same man who in 2000 argued against nation building and foreign military entanglements. He'll keep you safer than the president who just doubled America's military presence in Iraq, yet in 2011 promised, "The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year." Rand Paul will also keep you safer than Hillary Clinton, a centrist with a neoconservative advisor named Robert Kagan who is quoted in The New York Times as saying, "I feel comfortable with her...
  • Robert Reich’s advice to Hillary Clinton: Ride the populist wave

    11/12/2014 6:16:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 12, 2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is not running for president, but he thinks any Democrat who is – including his “old friend” Hillary Clinton – should worry about Republicans outflanking them on populism. Reich, now a professor at the University of California Berkeley, first met Hillary Clinton when she was a freshman at Wellesley and they marched in civil rights demonstrations together. He met Bill Clinton around the same time at Oxford, when they were both Rhodes Scholars. He went on to work on both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns, and joined the administration. In the Clinton cabinet, he was...
  • Hanging it all on Hillary; why the Democrats have no bench

    11/12/2014 11:47:52 AM PST · by Din Maker · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 12, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    The new conventional wisdom on Hillary: The Democrats should thank their lucky stars because she’s all that stands between them and political oblivion. What a difference a midterm debacle makes. If you think about the Democrats’ outlook without Hillary Clinton, it’s rather sobering. The New Yorker just chatted up three other presidential aspirants: Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb. Ahem. Case closed. We’ll come back to the also-rans, but there is a danger for the Dems here that extends beyond 2016. To put it bluntly: this team has a very thin bench. The party has simply atrophied under Barack...
  • Jim Messina talks 2016, hopes for Paul

    11/11/2014 12:40:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 11, 2014 | Marianna Sotomayor
    It should come to no surprise that Jim Messina, one of the mastermind behind President Obama's successful presidential campaigns, is ready for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but he also has a few Republicans he hopes will throw their hats in the ring. In an interview with Ozy's CEO Carlos Watson, Messina jokes that he's "really rooting hard" for Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin, before pledging his support behind Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. The full interview will publish on Ozy.com on Wednesday. As the co-chairman of Priorities USA Action, a super PAC already anticipating Hillary Clinton's run, Messina said...
  • Scott Walker: 'Big Loser' Hillary is 'Everything That's Wrong with Washington'

    11/10/2014 4:17:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-9-14 | Tony Lee
    After winning re-election last Tuesday, Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Hillary Clinton was a "big loser" in the midterms and embodies "everything that's wrong with Washington." Walker, whose re-election has made him a top presidential contender, is not the first potential GOP 2016 candidate to attack potential opponent Clinton. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), another top presidential contender, immediately started a "Hillary's Losers" campaign on social media on Tuesday, highlighting all of the Democrats who lost after Clinton campaigned for them. Walker also said on Meet The Press that voters are fed up with the Washington that Clinton embodies. He...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Vision for America a Sharp Contrast to Tea Party Congress (Nauseating!)

    11/09/2014 6:02:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Georgetown Dish ^ | November 9, 2014 | Peter Rosenstein
    As recriminations continue over whose fault it is that Democrats lost the Senate one potential positive is Hillary Rodham Clinton will be able to run full-out against the ultra-conservative Congress. When as many believe she will announce her candidacy for President in the beginning of 2015 she will be helped by the likes of senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the current incarnation of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy (D-WI), who was quoted in the Washington Post saying “The first order of business should be a series of hearings on President Obama, looking at the abuse of power, the executive abuse, the...
  • Willie Brown: Hillary Clinton 'Is Going to Lose'

    11/09/2014 5:32:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | November 9, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Veteran California politician Willie Brown has warned this weekend that presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "is going to lose" in 2016 "[u]nless there are some serious readjustments to the Democratic operation." Brown made his remarks in his regular column in the San Francisco Chronicle, as he attempted to draw lessons from his party's stunning nationwide losses in the midterm elections. "Everybody keeps asking me, “Why did this happen?’" Brown wrote. "Beats me. When it came to the elections, I was a dreamer who thought the Democrats were going to retain the Senate. Instead, we got walloped." Brown suggested...
  • After midterms, no reprieve: 2016 presidential race is on

    11/09/2014 9:12:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Olean Times Herald ^ | November 3, 2014 | Markos Kounalakis
    Ballot propositions and congressional races are sucking up all the political oxygen in the run-up to Tuesday’s elections. They should. Informing ourselves and getting out the vote is critical for the healthy functioning of our democracy. But for an electorate hoping for post-midterm relief from campaign ads and candidate messaging, that reprieve will be short-lived. Soon after the November ballots are tallied, the 2016 presidential campaign will kick in. Hold on for the ride. This early presidential cycle will contrast potential candidates’ differences on government’s role, health care and taxes, but nothing will say “I’m running” more than a foray...
  • Don’t believe the hype — Hillary Clinton can be beat

    11/09/2014 8:46:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    nypost ^ | Nov. 9, 2014 | George F. Will
    Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party — the primary architect of this nation’s administrative state — has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton’s, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton? In 2016, she will have...
  • U.S. stance let terror network grow

    11/06/2001 4:59:34 PM PST · by tomball · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 11/06/01 | Mary Pat Flaherty, David B. Ottaway and James V. Grimaldi
    - Each year, the U.S. State Department formally rebukes and imposes penalties on governments that protect and promote terrorists. But since 1996, when the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the nation harboring Osama bin Laden has never made the department's list of terrorist-sponsoring countries. The omission reflects more than a decade of vexing relations between the United States and Afghanistan, a period that found the State Department more focused on U.S. oil interests and women's rights than on the growing terrorist threat, according to experts and current and former officials. It was not until 1998, when two U.S. embassy bombings ...
  • Rethinking Hillary 2016: Is She really the best the Democrats can do?

    11/08/2014 6:24:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/8/2014 | George Will
    Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party — the primary architect of this nation’s administrative state — has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third most recent presidency, Bill Clinton’s, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton? In 2016, she will...
  • GOP presidential hopefuls jockey for position in a crowded 2016 field

    11/08/2014 3:55:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    More than a dozen Republican governors and senators are rushing to line up supporters, pore over policies and map out strategies for the 2016 presidential campaign, concluding that last week’s midterm rout of Democrats shows that the GOP has a strong chance of taking back the White House. Whereas Democrats are rapidly coalescing around Hillary Rodham Clinton as their standard-bearer, there is no heir apparent on the Republican side. The field is as splintered as the Grand Old Party itself, with stark differences along the lines of ideology, style and background. “Tuesday night certainly gives the Republicans a sense of...
  • NY Times: Hillary has the Republicans right where she wants them!

    11/08/2014 10:25:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | Noah Rothman
    The 2016 cycle began before the 2014 cycle ended, and the prospective presidential candidates long ago mobilized to hit the ground running as soon as the polls across America closed on Tuesday night. The results of the midterm elections have, however, lit a special fire under the inevitable Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. A report in The New York Times on Friday morning revealed that the Clinton Machine is revving into high gear, but it also suggested that Hillary will burst out of the 2016 presidential gate with a whimper. The former secretary of state will cease to deliver paid...
  • In Iowa, GOP's Joni Ernst broke a gender barrier on her own terms

    11/08/2014 10:18:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | Maeve Reston
    Joni Ernst's feat this week was one that many thought was impossible: a Republican victory in a blue state that Obama won twice, and the first woman ever elected to Congress from Iowa. Not only did Ernst win a U.S. Senate seat, she clobbered her Democratic opponent by an 8-point margin.. So how did she pull it off in a state that has so long resisted making women its top leaders? A weak opponent, a breakthrough ad in the hog barn that went viral, and a carefully cultivated image that female politicians from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sarah Palin have...
  • Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win

    11/08/2014 6:14:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Jordyn Holman
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win Saturday, November 8, 2014 By: Jordyn Holman Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Friday on the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, suggesting that Congress and the White House can still "get things done" and reflecting on his experience working with a divided government during a period of intense partisanship. "The retrospective memory of my six years tends to be one that is airbrushed," Clinton told the crowd at USC. "For this time, what you gotta have is an agenda and get things done. There's going to be a boogie dance...
  • MSNBC’s Sharpton Invited to White House to Discuss How to Work with GOP — No, Really

    11/08/2014 1:25:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 7, 2014 | Joe Concha
    There’s obvious and then there’s painfully obvious. And in the case of Al Sharpton declaring that Tuesday’s resounding defeat for his party was not the fault of an unpopular president nor inept candidates, but of Hillary and Bill Clinton, it’s painfully obvious where the activist/host/liaison is getting his marching orders are coming from: Valerie Jarrett. As he’s enjoyed mentioning in the past, Sharpton has a direct line to the White House. He’s visited numerous times, trades daily emails with Ms. Jarrett. So when the Democrats went down in flames three days ago, guess who President Obama met with the next...
  • (Will) Time to rethink Hillary Clinton 2016

    11/07/2014 10:45:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2014 | George Will
    Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party — the primary architect of this nation’s administrative state — has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of the third recent presidency, Bill Clinton’s, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton? In 2016, she will have...
  • The Biggest Loser: It was Hillary Clinton

    11/07/2014 8:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    The 2014 election was a disaster for Hillary Clinton. Why? Let us count the ways. She will have to run against an energetic and motivated Republican Party. If the GOP had failed to capture the Senate, the loss would have been more than demoralizing. It would have led to serious discussion of a third party. Donors would have reconsidered whether their spending was worth the reputational cost. Candidate recruitment efforts would have stalled. Republican voters would have asked why they bother to show up. The Republican circular firing squad, always a problem, wouldn’t use conventional weapons. They’d use ICBMs. Clinton...
  • FReeper Katherine Prudhomme O'brien elected as New Hampshire State House rep

    11/07/2014 7:03:06 AM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    kath's facebook; email ^ | 11-7-14 | kath
    NOTE: she challenged Algore in 2000 over Clinton's rape of Juanita Broaddrick at a town hall event in New Hampshire; in 2000 she challenged Hillary in New York and delivered letter from Bill Clinton's rape victim, Juanita Broaddrick; she later challenged Hillary face to face at an outdoor event over Broaddrick (and Hillary claimed to never have heard of Juanita) and the Secret Service detail escorted Kath from the premises; she and her husband hosted me when I made an East Coast trip to show HILLARY! UNCENSORED at Harvard and three venues in New Hampshire before the 2008 primary ============================================...
  • Midterms, for Clinton Team, Aren’t All Gloom (NY Times LOL Hillary puff piece)

    11/06/2014 11:00:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | Amy Chozick
    In the coming weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton will stop delivering paid speeches. She will embark on an unofficial listening tour to gather ideas from the business community, union leaders and others. And she will seek advice from such far-flung advisers as an ad man in Austin, Tex., behind the iconic “Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign and a leading strategist at a Boston-based public affairs consulting firm with ties to the Kennedys. The Democratic debacle in Tuesday’s midterm elections has put new urgency on Mrs. Clinton’s efforts to create a blueprint for a 2016 presidential candidacy, including exploring White Plains as...
  • Cruz Scoping Out 2016 Office Space: Another indication of how serious the senator is about a WH run

    11/06/2014 2:27:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 Blog ^ | November 6, 2014 | David Catanese
    Sen. Ted Cruz has deployed advisers to begin scoping out office space for a potential 2016 presidential campaign, a source with knowledge of the move tells U.S. News. Over the past several weeks, aides to the first-term GOP senator from Texas have been looking for available real estate in Houston, where Cruz lives with his wife and two daughters. The quiet decision to begin searching for a campaign headquarters location is the latest indication of Cruz's seriousness about a White House bid. The first-term senator has totaled more visits to early primary states than any other possible candidate this cycle,...
  • How Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms (desperate media spin alert)

    11/05/2014 5:38:00 AM PST · by apillar · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/2014 | Andrew Romano
    The GOP had a good night. But the map, the math and the reality of Washington dysfunction favor the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2016. But here’s the thing: In politics, the easy answer isn’t always the only answer, and the winner of an election isn’t always the one who benefits most. Take a closer look at demography, geography and the road ahead for the parties, and it’s clear that the long-term winner of the 2014 midterms wasn’t the GOP at all. The long-term winner, in fact, wasn’t even on the ballot this year. Her name is Hillary Clinton. Of course...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes paid $17K to fly Hillary Clinton in to Kentucky

    11/03/2014 1:35:15 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 33 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 11/3/14 11:14 AM EST | Maggie Haberman
    Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign appears to have shelled out $17,000 to shuttle Hillary Clinton into Kentucky to attend a rally last month. A $17,192 check was cut to Executive Fliteways, the Ronkonkoma, New York-based company that covered Clinton’s air travel with her husband to Iowa for the Tom Harkin Steak Fry in September, according to Grimes’ Federal Election Commission filings. The check was cut on Oct. 14, and Clinton campaigned for Grimes the next day. She also appeared last weekend at two events for Grimes in Kentucky. A Clinton aide did not comment, and a Grimes aide...
  • Hillary Clinton Focuses On Women's Rights In New Hampshire Campaign [Endless & Tiresome Focus?]

    11/02/2014 10:41:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    Hillary Clinton Focuses On Women's Rights In New Hampshire Campaign Former US secretary of state stokes speculation of a second presidential campaign on New Hampshire visit Jon Swaine 2 November Hillary Clinton defended Democrats’ focus on women’s rights on Sunday, as she returned to her old redoubt of New Hampshire to help the party try to keep hold of a crucial US Senate seat and maintain the state’s unique all-female congressional delegation. In her first visit to the key presidential primary state since her 2008 campaign for the White House, the former US secretary of state also stoked speculation that...
  • Hillary Clinton fights for (still exempt) Landrieu: ‘She has a big heart, and a spine of steel’

    11/02/2014 1:00:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/01/14 | Karen Heller
    NEW ORLEANS – Three days before Louisiana’s election, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her first campaign visit to the state in support of her former Senate colleague, three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu. “She has a big heart, and a spine of steel,” Clinton said at a rally billed as “Moms & Grams for Mary.” The former secretary of state compared Landrieu’s efforts to secure federal funds for Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina to her work, as a senator, to get aid to New York after September 11. “She was relentless,” Clinton said to the crowd assembled at the Sugar Mill even space near...