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  • Elective Despotism: RINOs Sweep Every Congressional Race

    04/27/2016 9:18:16 AM PDT · by sally234 · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-27-16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Isn’t democracy great? Isn’t it great when “the people” get to vote? Actually, this is exactly what our Founders warned of when they portended an elective despotism emanating from a pure democracy. This is why they sought to establish a republic.
  • Are the GOP rules really rigged against Donald Trump?

    04/26/2016 2:24:16 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 April 25 | Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon
    "It's not fair!" may be the most pitiful lament in the English language, but Donald Trump seems intent upon adopting it as his battle cry heading into this summer's Republican convention. The GOP's poorly designed nominating process includes more than its share of problems, but is it really unfair to Trump? ..... < snip > ..... open primaries invite abuse from voters whose goals may not involve selecting the party's strongest representative. Those with deep ties to the party deserve greater input than those with tenuous or nonexistent connections. Yet Democrats and Republicans alike have chosen to pretend otherwise. ........
  • So when Donald...

    04/26/2016 2:23:35 AM PDT · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 97 replies
    My crystal ball
    So when the genius rips up trade agreements and a trade war erupts where will America be able to sell its exports when every country puts massive tariffs on all US goods as a result? Just wondering because he acts like they will all just grab their ankles and bend over...which they won't.
  • Update: Three Minors Arrested, Identified in Sherwood Teen's Death

    04/25/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 04/25 2016 08:10AM | STEPHANIE SHARP
    Update (April 23, 6 p.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Xavier Porter, 17; Travone Miller, 14; and Quincy Parker, 15 all face charges as adults in the death of 17-year-old Bryan Thompson. Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley confirmed the identities of the teenagers Saturday (4/23). The trio all face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery. Update (April 23, 10 a.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Sherwood Police arrested three unnamed juveniles (ages 14, 14 and 17) on Friday in connection with the death of Bryan Thompson, who was found dead on Thursday. All three face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated...
  • Why There WILL Be a Contested Convention.

    04/24/2016 9:27:12 AM PDT · by ziravan · 75 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/24/16 | Ziravan
    Donald Trump will not reach 1237 delegates before the GOP July Cleveland Convention and there will be a floor fight for the Nomination. For the purposes of this analysis, both Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are peripheral characters. Both will continue to pursue their best strategy to the nomination, Trump on first ballot, Cruz on 2nd or 3rd (most likely 4th after Florida delegates are released). There will be a contested convention because the media will push for it. 1. Blood in the streets in Cleveland? Damn, that's a generational story. Somebody's gonna win a Pulitzer here. 2. Permanent...
  • Here's What Trump Means by Choosing ‘Outsiders’

    04/19/2016 7:15:35 PM PDT · by writer33 · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/18/16 | CR Wire/Chris Pandolfo
    The Donald Trump Campaign’s top delegate strategist, Paul Manafort, was previously employed as a lobbyist for a group charged by the Department of Justice with operating as a front for Pakistani spies, according to court records obtained by Yahoo News. Manafort’s work in the 1990s as a registered lobbyist for the Kashmiri American Council was only one part of a wide-ranging portfolio that, over several decades, included a gallery of controversial foreign clients ranging from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Zaire’s brutal dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to an Angolan rebel leader accused by human rights groups of torture. His role...
  • Meet the Trump Modeling Agency:Lots of Beauties, Lots of Immigrants(But DT says hire Americans 1st?)

    04/18/2016 10:10:26 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 128 replies
    heatst.com ^ | HS staff
    eauty writes its own rules. American companies should hire Americans first, argues the official “Positions” section of Donald Trump’s campaign website. Yet one of Mr. Trump’s longtime companies, Trump Models, is dominated by workers not born in the U.S. During the most recent New York Fashion Week we spoke to some of the women represented by Trump. “With 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed. Petitions for workers should be mailed to the unemployment office, not the USCIS,” which is the Immigration Service, says Mr. Trump’s website....
  • No, Trump's Polling Position Isn't 'Better Right Now' Than Reagan's Was in 1980

    04/15/2016 9:33:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Whenever Donald Trump and his followers are confronted with his evidence of his abysmally terrible polling numbers on personal favorability and versus Hillary Clinton, they typically respond with a pair of deflections. First, they say that Trump "hasn't even started" attacking Hillary yet. Setting aside the fact that Trump has taken many hard jabs at Mrs. Clinton over a span of months, this line of thinking requires a logical leap: That once he does train virtually all of his fire on her, it will both hurt her and help him. American voters have been subjected to endlessTrump coverage since last spring, over...
  • Prevalence of homosexuality in men is stable throughout time since many carry the genesPrevalence of

    04/12/2016 1:18:23 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 60 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 12, 2016 | Springer
    Prevalence of homosexuality in men is stable throughout time since many carry the genes Around half of all heterosexual men and women potentially carry so-called homosexuality genes that are passed on from one generation to the next. This has helped homosexuality to be present among humans throughout history and in all cultures, even though homosexual men normally do not have many descendants who can directly inherit their genes. According to previous research, sexual orientation is influenced to a degree by genetic factors and is therefore heritable. Chaladze says this poses a problem from an evolutionary perspective, because homosexual men tend...
  • Cruz outmaneuvering Trump in behind-the-scenes battles for delegates (COLORADO Yesterday)

    04/10/2016 11:28:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10 April 2016, 0600 a.m. | Melanie Mason and Mark Z. BarabakContact Reporters
    David Coonradt came to the Colorado state Republican convention as part of Ted Cruz's “persuasion team,” a squad of volunteers working to secure more delegates to propel Cruz to the party's presidential nomination. He came ready to tout the Texas senator's gun-rights and antiabortion credentials, the most crucial information he had to impart appeared on the back of his neon orange Tshirt. “The official Ted Cruz slate,” the shirt blared, with the names of 13 prospective delegates below. More than 600 people were vying Saturday for 13 delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in July. The Cruz campaign wanted...
  • Trump Video Clips Needed

    04/08/2016 10:24:53 AM PDT · by the_doc · 159 replies
    Self | 04/08/16 | self
    I would like to know if any FReepers can provide links to the following videoclips: 1) Very old Larry King TV Show interview in which the very young Donald Trump starts off by insulting Larry King about his bad breath; 2) The speech (?) in which Trump reportedly made an insinuation that Ben Carson is a child molester; 3) The part of the South Carolina TV debate in which Trump somehow blamed George W. Bush for 9-11; 4) The statement (speech/interview/Twitter post?) blaming Cruz for Obamacare by endorsing John Roberts candidacy on the SCOTUS. Some or maybe even all of...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively

    04/07/2016 2:34:07 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 76 replies
    AP ^ | April 7 2016 | Julie Pace Emily Swanson
    For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks. Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It's an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks — a devastatingly broad indictment of the billionaire businessman. Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively,...
  • A is for Anal

    04/07/2016 6:49:07 AM PDT · by jpsb · 13 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 16, 2016 | Diana West
    What started as the Big Conservative Donald Trump Dictionary is now The Right's Trump Lexicon. It is still a work in progress,
  • Will Trump Drop Out?

    04/06/2016 11:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 250 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/06/2016 | James Taranto
    “[Donald] Trump’s second-place finish to Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) in Tuesday’s Wisconsin Republican primary may represent no ordinary setback,” write the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, Jose A. DelReal and Robert Costa. “It appears to be a pivot point—although it has yet to be seen whether the trajectory from here points downward or upward.” ~snip~ The last time he faced the prospect of venturing into hostile territory—when his rally in Chicago was overrun by left-wing disruptors—he ended up bugging out. If he fails to secure a majority of delegates, perhaps rather than endure defeat in Cleveland he will find a way...
  • An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector

    04/06/2016 7:11:00 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 51 replies
    XOJANE ^ | 3/28/16 | Stephanie Cegielski
    Even Trump's most trusted advisors didn't expect him to fare this well. Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy.-snip-I don't think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that...
  • Donald Trump sets his campaign on fire: A self-destructive madman has decided he wants to lose

    04/06/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 91 replies
    Even Trump’s most trusted advisors didn’t expect him to fare this well ” the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy. I don’t think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all. He certainly was never prepared or equipped...
  • Ted Cruz hailed, Sarah Palin flops at Wisc. GOP event

    04/04/2016 8:36:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 95 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/3 | Eric Duvall
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz was greeted with a standing ovation at a Milwaukee County GOP event Saturday and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was standing in for front-runner Donald Trump, was met with steely silence three days ahead of the state's crucial primary vote. The Milwaukee County Republican Party Fish Fry proved fertile campaign ground for Cruz, who has become the vehicle for many establishment figures in their quest to deny Trump the party's nomination. Cruz used the event to make his first appearance with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose endorsement he earned earlier this week.
  • Poll: Trump would Be Least Popular Nominee in Modern History

    03/31/2016 8:34:33 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/31/2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Add least-popular presidential candidate in modern times to Donald Trump's resume, should he be the Republican nominee. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Trump's overall unfavorable rating sits at 67 percent — making him the most disliked major-party nominee in 32 years of polling. Just 30 percent view him favorably. Furthermore, roughly 75 percent of women, 66 percent of independents, 80 percent of young adults and 85 percent of Hispanics view him unfavorably. Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents also view him unfavorably. Trump's rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has the lowest unfavorable impression among the general...
  • to the EY stop selling us beer

    03/31/2016 7:12:58 AM PDT · by gsm31 · 42 replies
    im saying this from Israel ey if you want to boy coot us don't sell us beer
  • Lacking Substance, Trump Resorts to Sleaze

    03/26/2016 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Critical 1 · 92 replies
    The National Patriot ^ | March 26, 2016 | Craig Andresen
    ...with the presumptive front runner being heralded as Jeb Bush...the National Enquirer ran a hit piece aimed directly at Bush... ... ...last Fall, ...the National Enquirer ran a salacious story alleging that Carson, ... ... Then there was Carly Fiorina... whom the National Enquirer trashed at the expense of her deceased daughter... ... ...in Trump's world, he has replaced respect with fear. People don't respect Donald Trump, they fear his deep pockets and obtuse connections. ... Trump has run up against someone who doesn't respect or fear him...and the last of the outsiders...Ted Cruz. ... Enter David Pecker, the owner...
  • Max Lucado: Trump doesn’t pass the decency test

    03/26/2016 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Timmy · 190 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | Max Lucado
    As the father of three daughters, I reserved the right to interview their dates. . . For the next few hours, she would be affected by his ability to drive a car, avoid the bad crowds and stay sober. I wanted to know if he could do it. I wanted to know if he was decent. This was my word: “decent.” Would he treat my daughter with kindness and respect? Could he be trusted to bring her home on time? In his language, actions and decisions, would he be a decent guy? Decency mattered to me as a dad, and...
  • For All Those Saying Trump Has Majority Support, Here's A Stunning Fact

    03/26/2016 7:56:52 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 190 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 3/25/2016 | Hank Berrien
    Donald Trump has not won a majority of the vote in any state he's won. Ted Cruz has done it twice, in Wyoming and Utah. Trump's enormous unpopularity with the majority of voters is a telling indicator that he simply cannot win a general election. With his constant attacks on women, whether they be Megyn Kelly, Carly Fiorina, or Heidi Cruz, Trump's paltry appeal among women cripples him even further. As expert mathematician Nate Silver pointed out on Friday, if women sour on Trump, the results of his efforts in the general election would look like this: For all of...
  • Trump: Response to the cover story in this week's National Enquirer about Lyin' Ted Cruz:

    03/25/2016 12:20:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 324 replies
    Donald Trump via FB ^ | 03/25/16 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump 24 mins · I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. Likewise, I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about...
  • Trumpees [my opus]

    01/30/2016 6:58:36 PM PST · by libbylu · 965 replies
    You are all freaking low class jerks. The Heidi thread has been pulled multiple times. Free Republic has become trump derangement central. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BUNCH OF CONSERVATIVES SO PICKY, PETTY AND STUPID - STUPID FREAKING LOSERS YOU DAMN DEFEND TRUMP AS IF HE WERE A FREAKING BABY BECAUSE HE IS! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
  • Trump Appears To Have Heavily Plagiarized Op-Ed From Carson

    03/16/2016 3:08:03 PM PDT · by cann · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/16/16 | ALEX PAPPAS
    An op-ed penned this month by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and published online appears to be blatantly plagiarized from an article written days earlier under former rival Ben Carson’s name, The Daily Caller has determined. The similar op-eds were written on the topic of America’s territories and commonwealths. Both pieces appear under the by-lines of the candidates. Carson’s piece, published Feb. 26, was published in the Marianas Variety in the Northern Mariana Islands. Trump’s op-ed — published in the Pacific Daily News in Guam, part of the USA Today Network — was published 12 days later on March 9.
  • Neocon Lindsey Graham Calls For Bypassing the Constitution

    03/17/2016 1:57:14 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 March 2016 | John F. McManus
    South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham parades as a conservative. But he and his ideological confrere, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, are neoconservatives. The distinction is important because neoconservatism has become a dominant force among many elected officials and media pundits.What is neoconservatism? The man who always claimed to be the “godfather” of the movement is Irving Kristol. In his 1995 book Neonconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, he wrote, “We accepted the New Deal in principle, and had little affection for the kind of isolationism that then permeated American conservatism.” He also bared the roots of his political and...
  • His talk of worker shortages undermines Trump's generally strong immigration stances

    03/05/2016 6:01:11 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 60 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Mar 5th 2016 | Roy Beck
    NumbersUSA has announced to the media that we have downgraded Donald Trump on our Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards based on his statements in the last two debates that suggest the country has a labor shortage in a couple of categories that he indicates need foreign workers.Since we began issuing the grades last spring, we have encouraged all of you to use them to push your favorite candidate(s) to improve their immigration positions.For those of you who are Trump supporters, I urge you to use the information provided in this newsletter to push Trump to improve and to stop slipping on...
  • Trump Fever Has Broken: It's Over for the Donald

    03/05/2016 4:24:20 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 236 replies
    march 5 2016 | beebuster2000
    It would appear Trump fever has broken. It would seem the down, dirty, and ugly attacks by Rubio particularly, but also Romney, Cruz and others have kicked in. I sense that Trump has become a figure of ridicule, and no politician survives that. Plus his latest flip flops, like on torture, have weakened him as a serious person, although that may not have been obvious at the time. I think the teflon has worn off. If true, Chris Christy gets the bad timing of the year award
  • Trump’s Softened Stance on Visas Alarms Some Immigration Critics

    03/04/2016 9:32:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 96 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 4 2016 | Julia Preston
    Amid the sparring and free-flying insults of Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Donald J. Trump said he wanted to expand the number of visas available for highly skilled immigrants. His remarks caused shock among some supporters who have seen Mr. Trump as a bulwark against an influx of foreigners taking American jobs. In an immigration blueprint he released in August, in the early days of his surprising charge toward the Republican nomination, Mr. Trump said the visas for highly skilled workers were part of what he called “disastrous” immigration policies that had “destroyed our middle class.” He gave detailed proposals...
  • Donald Trump Drops Out of Scheduled CPAC Appearance

    03/04/2016 10:38:26 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Mar 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    Through a verified Twitter account Friday, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) announced, that at the last minute, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump dropped out of his scheduled Saturday appearance. “Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC,” CPAC tweeted, “his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.” The Trump campaign released a statement: The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will be in Witchita, Kanasas for a major rally on Saturday prior to Caucus. He will also be speaking at the Kansas Caucus and then departing for Orlando, Florida...
  • Trump cancels on CPAC

    03/04/2016 9:12:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 190 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/04/2015 | twitter
    CPAC ‏@CPAC Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC -- his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.
  • Donald Trump can’t keep his H-1B/H-2B immigration lies straight any more

    03/04/2016 8:32:02 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 69 replies
    RedState ^ | March 4th, 2016 | Moe Lane
    Short version: at last night’s debate the topic of H-1B visas* came up.  Last night Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump at the debate how he felt about temporary work visas now.  Trump said that he loved them to death, and was softening the position found on his website.  Somewhere out in the political wilderness, Senator Jeff Sessions (an H-1B visa restrictionist who is endorsing Trump solely because of Trump’s position on immigration, supposedly) immediately suffered a nosebleed from the psychic shock of this sudden, yet inevitable betrayal**.  The Trump campaign had to go out and send around an email saying, No, really, forget...
  • Trump softens H1B-visa policy during GOP debate

    03/04/2016 7:15:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2016
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday he is softening his stance on visas for highly-skilled workers. “I’m changing. We need highly-skilled people in this country,” Trump said during the Fox News Republican debate in Detroit. “If we can’t do it, we will get them in.” Trump’s stance toward awarding H1-B visas is different from the one he takes on his campaign website, which argues that more visas for highly-skilled foreigners would “decimate American workers.” “One of the biggest problems we have is people go to the best colleges … as soon as they’re finished, they get shoved out. They want...
  • Trump Now Wants MORE Guest Workers: ‘I Changed My Mind’

    03/04/2016 12:14:45 AM PST · by kik5150 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/3/16 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump inexplicably changed his position on the H-1B visa program in Thursday’s Fox News debate, saying Silicon Valley actually does need to import tech workers for jobs instead of hiring Americans. “We need highly skilled people in this country,” Trump told Megyn Kelly in the debate, when she questioned him about statements he’s made that contradict the policy of reducing access to the visas outlined on his website. “I changed my mind,” he added. The reversal comes on the heels of a huge endorsement from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions  80% of Alabama, who is leading...
  • What Trump said under oath about the Trump University fraud claims — just weeks ago

    03/04/2016 1:01:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-3-2016 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Alice Crites
    Donald Trump has claimed  he has the "world's greatest memory," but when it came time this winter to give testimony in fraud cases filed against him and a real estate training program known as "Trump University," he displayed a repeated inability to recall names and faces of instructors he had claimed to have hired personally. "I can't remember that," he said on Dec. 10, when asked by trial lawyers in one of the class-action cases whether he had met one of the instructors in a program that provided training in building wealth through real estate. "The name sounds familiar but...
  • Donald Trump just declared his intent to destroy American democracy

    02/27/2016 1:57:52 PM PST · by dschapin · 289 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/26/2016 | Erik Wemple
    In his remarks today at a rally in Fort Worth, Tex., Donald Trump knew he’d make news. “I’ve never said this before,” he declared. We’ll await the word of the Washington Post Fact Checker on the integrity of the statement, but Trump did appear to be veering into a new talking point. A media-law talking point, that is: One of the things I’m going to do, and this is going to make it tougher for me…but one of the things I’m going to do if I win…is I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely...
  • Trump Again Hearts Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shortly after he claimed to be a “unifier” during his Super Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump was at it again, lambasting “so-called conservatives” who don’t share his liberal position on Planned Parenthood, continuing to insist he applauds the group because it allegedly “does a lot of good of good things” for women’s health. Similar logic applies to his position on ObamaCare. He loves the coercive freedom- and job-killing individual mandate, which is the heart of ObamaCare, because he doesn’t want to see bodies in the street, a classic liberal rhetorical scare tactic. Planned Parenthood may do the occasional mammogram referral,...
  • Republicans Who Don’t Want Trump Need a Viable Alternate Candidate

    02/29/2016 11:01:34 AM PST · by kathsua · 101 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 29th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Those Republicans who don’t want Donald Trump need a better alternative candidate than either member of the Cuban junior varsity. Neither Senator Ted Cruz nor Senator Marco Rubio can win in November.
  • Honest Question about Trump to Trump Lovers

    02/27/2016 2:44:25 PM PST · by applpie · 146 replies
    Punditfact ^ | July 9 2015 | will cabaniss
    "Data from the Federal Election Commission and state elections offices provided by the two websites show that Trump has given $584,850 to Democrats and $961,140 to the GOP over the last 26 years." (this is at the Federal level and does not include state or local)
  • An honest question for Trump supporters

    03/03/2016 3:41:09 PM PST · by Bidimus1 · 192 replies
    Self
    An honest question fro Trump supporters
  • Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement

    03/02/2016 2:01:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | March 02, 2016 | DAVID FRENCH
    Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement DAVID FRENCH March 2, 2016 Let me begin by saying that I was wrong. Weeks ago I said on a number of radio interviews that while I opposed Trump in the primary, I’d back him if he won the GOP nomination. I hadn’t yet seen — or had been unwilling to believe — the full extent of his contempt for the truth, his fondness for far-left conspiracy theories, and his sheer malice. When I saw Trump in full, my decision was easy: Never Trump. I have spent my entire adult...
  • Republicans May ‘Look at Alternatives’ if a ‘Disaster’ Candidate Like Trump Becomes Nomin

    02/29/2016 4:58:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 29,2016 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    John Sununu, the former New Hampshire senator and John Kasich supporter, urged Republican voters to “choose the strongest nominee they can — someone who will win.” But he thinks Republicans may “look at alternatives” if “we have a nominee who is a disaster for the party.” On Breitbart News Daily, Stephen K. Bannon asked Sununu what he thought about the potential for a third party candidate should Trump become the nominee. Sununu cautioned that if Hillary Clinton is not defeated, she would continue Obama’s agenda, and would be able to appoint a Supreme Court nominee. “That is one of the...
  • For Trump Supporters, a Reckoning Is at Hand

    03/02/2016 5:20:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Is Joe Scarborough having his Colonel Nicholson moment? That's what I wondered Monday morning as I watched the host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" insist that Donald Trump's inability and unwillingness to simply and plainly denounce the Ku Klux Klan in a Sunday CNN interview was "disqualifying." For those who might not have seen "The Bridge on the River Kwai," it's partly the story of British Lt. Col. Nicholson, played by Alec Guinness. Nicholson, a prisoner of war held by the Japanese, convinces himself that he and his men should help his captors build a strategically invaluable bridge over the Kwai...
  • Don’t Assume Conservatives Will Rally Behind Trump

    02/29/2016 10:27:27 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 114 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 2-29-2016 | NATE SILVER
    If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination, he’ll have undermined a lot of assumptions we once held about the GOP. He’ll have become the nominee despite neither being reliably conservative nor being very electable, supposedly the two things Republicans care most about. He’ll have done it with very little support from “party elites” (although with some recent exceptions like Chris Christie). He’ll have attacked the Republican Party’s three previous candidates — Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush — without many consequences. If a Trump nomination happens, it will imply that the Republican Party has been weakened and...
  • I Can't Blame Those Who Will Never Vote For Trump

    02/29/2016 4:26:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I disagree with those conservatives who say they will never, ever, ever, ever vote for Donald Trump should the GOP embrace his special brand of nonsense and nominate him, but I can't blame them. Hell, I'm about one more round of foolishness away from joining them. But not quite yet. Trump is the lesser of the candidates, lesser of the conservatives, but also the lesser of the two ancient socialist evils that the Democrats are eenie meenie miney moeing between. At least Trump pretends to embrace capitalism, of a sort. And at least he doesn't seem to hate America, just...
  • It's Time for an Anti-Trump Manhattan Project

    02/24/2016 7:41:04 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 142 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    For the last eight months or so, a significant portion of the Republican party's voters have been in thrall to a bizarre, Occupy-esque conspiracy theory, which holds as its central thesis that sabotage and pusillanimity are the root causes of the Right's recent woes. In this mistaken view, the conservative movement's failure to counter all of the Obama era's excesses is not the product of the crucial democratic and structural factors that prevent any one faction from ushering in substantial change, but of a lack of will or desire. Sure, the advocates of this view will concede, the shutdown of...
  • Follow Trump's Money to Moscow

    12/27/2015 1:29:43 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 172 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The phrase "follow the money" is supposed to help explain human behavior, especially in politics. So why has Donald Trump embraced Russian President Vladimir Putin? Why has he denied the evidence of Putin's killing of Russian journalists and dissidents? A savvy businessman, Trump is certainly not dumb. There must be something else to it. Reports dating back to 1987, during the time of the old Soviet Union, reveal that Trump has been seeking business in Russia and attempting to build a "Russian Trump Tower" in Moscow and perhaps other Russian cities. At this particular time in history, with Putin's cronies...
  • Nikki Haley: ‘None of Us’ Understand Why Christie’s Endorsing Trump

    02/29/2016 6:25:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 28th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Marco Rubio supporter and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley not only went after Donald Trump on ABC’s This Week but took a shot at Chris Christie over his endorsement of The Donald. She told George Stephanopoulos, “Donald Trump is everything we hear and teach our kids not to do in kindergarten.”
  • David Duke: Voting against Trump is 'treason to your heritage'

    02/29/2016 3:53:25 PM PST · by JRochelle · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    David Duke, a white nationalist and former Klu Klux Klan grand wizard, told his audience Wednesday that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.” “Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,” Duke said on the David Duke Radio Program. BuzzFeed News first reported the comments. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/david-duke-trump-219777#ixzz41bXJPthx
  • The Real Story on Donald Trump

    02/29/2016 7:59:01 PM PST · by Mr Apple · 88 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    On “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump is the guy who fires people. In real life, it’s a different story. For 16 years, Anthony “Tony” P. Senecal was Trump’s personal butler at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s home and club in Palm Beach, Fla. Few people know Trump as well as Senecal. During the first interview Senecal has given since retiring last year, he told Newsmax what it was like to work for him.