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  • Exclusive: NRA to run $2 million Benghazi-themed ad campaign for Trump

    06/29/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    USA Today | June 29, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/29/nra-2-million-ad-campaign-trump-benghazi/86484306/
  • I hate Donald Trump. But he might get my vote.

    06/28/2016 9:57:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jim Ruth
    No Trump campaign buttons or bumper stickers for me. I’m part of the new silent majority: those who don’t like Donald Trump but might vote for him anyway. For many of us, Trump has only one redeeming quality: He isn’t Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t want to turn the United States into a politically correct, free-milk-and-cookies, European-style social democracy where every kid (and adult, too) gets a trophy just for showing up. Members of this new silent majority, many of us front-wave baby boomers, value hard work and love the United States the way it was. We long for a bygone...
  • TRUMP: WE’RE ASKING BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS TO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT

    06/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Regated ^ | June 22, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Give it up, Bernie Bots. As we previously mentioned in an article, we are fully expecting Bernie Sanders supporters to convert and vote for Donald Trump in the general election. They love him! Earlier this week, REGATED’s Mark Hammond talked to Bernie Sander supporters and asked them why they still supported Sanders. Some of them are considering switching to the Trump Train. And now, this morning, during his Crooked Clinton speech, Trump said it himself. Bernie Sanders supporters are welcome aboard!(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in money. That’s why we’re...
  • Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump’s Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

    06/24/2016 11:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | June 24, 2016 | Ariel Moutsatsos
    On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. Donald Trump and the pro-Brexit politicians such as Boris Johnson have benefitted from Lincoln’s assertion. Others haven’t learned from it. Some even insist on addressing public sentiment from a rational perspective. They throw facts and arguments at the people, thinking they can change public mood with information. Public sentiment is not rational, it’s emotional. I hate to point out the obvious...
  • Brexit should be a wake-up call to US liberals: don’t assume Trump will lose

    06/24/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    In the wake of the UK’s vote Thursday to leave the EU, comparisons of Brexit's  success to the rise of Donald Trump have been flying far and wide. This is only natural, since anti-immigrant, anti-elite, and nationalist sentiments played major roles in both shocking phenomena. Of course, many of these analogies are too facile. The US faces no comparable controversy over regulations from a transnational economic bureaucracy. The US electorate is much more diverse than Britain’s. Trump himself has massive weaknesses in personality, popularity, and campaign mechanics that an issue-oriented campaign doesn’t. And where "Leave" and "Remain" were essentially...
  • Uprising in the Rust Belt: They used to be Democrats. Now they could hand Trump the White House

    06/24/2016 9:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 24, 2016 | Keith O'Brien
    CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa.—Donald Trump’s road to the White House begins here: on a four-lane highway, just east of Pittsburgh, past the roadside taverns, burned-out gas stations, and parking lots choked with weeds, up into the dark fingers of the Allegheny Mountains, and then down into the valley that was once home to steelworkers, coal miners and party-line Democrats. Regis Karlheim once counted himself among that third group. A farmer’s son, Karlheim grew up doing two things: voting Democratic and growing potatoes. “It was a lot of good years in potatoes,” he said. “Everybody and their brother grew potatoes in Cambria...
  • 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president'

    06/24/2016 9:17:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    As Donald Trump flew in to Scotland today after the UK's seismic break with the European Union, parallels have been drawn with the anti-immigration message that led to Brexit and his rise to presumptive Republican presidential candidate. Many have pointed out the similarities between Britain's decision to leave the EU and Trump's campaign - and believe it is an indication of how Americans will vote on November 8, which could see Trump in the White House. The Donald's arrival in the UK will be seen by many as a meeting of minds - two worlds colliding with shared views including...
  • Will Trump Surprise Us All With His VP Pick? Allen West Maybe?

    06/23/2016 7:21:04 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 66 replies
    Is there another short list out there? Many of us are hoping for Allen West or Chris Christie. Or will The Donald surprise us all with a woman? But which woman will he choose? Allen West would sure shake up and change the polling numbers for the better. Then Hillary would really be worried!
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Former Cruz for President National Co-Chair Opens Door to Trump Endorsement

    06/23/2016 1:26:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    During a brief appearance on FOX News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," evangelical faith leaders Bob Vander Plaats discussed his take on Donald Trump's recent "conversation" with more than 900 faith leaders this week in New York City. And while he said the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting still had some ways to come to secure the support of concerned evangelicals like himself, he didn't entirely slam the door shut on a future endorsement. Guest host Charles Payne, who was filling in while Cavuto recovers from open-heart surgery, asked specifically about that door being left open. "I think one of the...
  • Voters trust Trump over Clinton on economy

    06/21/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    When it comes to the economy, Donald Trump is the preferred choice of American voters. Voters overwhelmingly think Democrat Hillary Clinton will be the next president (whether they want that or not), but when they are asked specifically who would be the better candidate to “handle the economy,” 51% say Trump and only 43% say Clinton, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning. Clinton is fighting back to change that impression. In a fiery speech Tuesday, she lashed out at Trump, calling him “reckless” and “dangerous” for the economy. His policies would cause 3.5 million Americans to lose...
  • Poll: Security Concerns, Support for Trump Rise After Orlando (Statistical tie)

    06/20/2016 11:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | June 20, 2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels....
  • Democratic Senator: People Getting The AR-15 Are “Buying It To Do Bad Things”

    06/20/2016 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “They’re not buying it to go out and hunt deer. You don’t need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to hunt deer. They’re buying it do bad things and we need to recognize that and address it.” Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said certain types of firearms like the AR-15 are the kind of guns that should be banned. She added that people trying to purchase the weapon — which is popular among American gun owners — are “buying it do bad things.” “Well, I think people need to have their voices heard, and what I’ve heard from people in...
  • After Orlando tragedy, LGBT community does double take at who shows up at Trump rally

    06/19/2016 3:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 19, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In the wake of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub a week ago, the LGBT community is rejecting Hillary Clinton’s gun-grabbing policy, turning out in droves in support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — Donald Trump. And in turning their backs on Clinton, they’re also rejecting President Barack Obama’s anti-gun narrative after the slaughter, and supporting Donald Trump’s message that we must combat radical Islam to prevent future such attacks. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was — radical Islamic terrorism,” Stephen Zieman, 23, a gay Trump...
  • Orlando massacre prompts some in LGBT community to come out -- for Trump

    06/19/2016 12:35:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2016
    The Orlando terror massacre has members of the LGBT community around the nation coming out – for Donald Trump and the Second Amendment. Some among the reliable Democratic constituency were not persuaded by President Obama’s post-attack call for new gun control measures and renewed warning against painting Islam in a negative light. Trump’s counter message that Americans – including those in the LGBT community - must protect themselves against the hatred of radical Muslims struck a chord with Stephen Zieman. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was -- radical...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the party’s leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next month’s national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. “They write the rules, they make the decisions,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. “All I want to make sure is to make...
  • Trump will not just lose, he’ll be thrashed (Indian guru chimes in)

    06/19/2016 11:31:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 19, 2016 | Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar
    When Donald Trump started his zany campaign —laced with racism, xenophobia, nasty remarks about women, and endless falsehoods — most analysts said he could not possibly win the Republican primaries. Yet he did so easily. So, the very analysts who once derided his chances now wonder if he will win the presidential poll. He may be morally terrible, but is good at winning elections. His political incorrectness and willingness to speak his mind have made his rabid populism an electoral advantage, not disadvantage. He has antagonized not just the intelligentsia but the entire Republican establishment. He has violated many basic...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump is right, the establishment should just stop talking

    06/17/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    I have to admit, when I saw the headline “Donald Trump goes it alone” I was taken aback. My first thought was, why? Why would the Republican presidential nominee have to “go it alone?” W. James Antle III of the Washington Examiner expands on his headline, “Trump cannot count on Republican leaders to defend him during controversies or amplify his criticisms of the Democrats the way Clinton can Donald Trumpcount on her party. He cannot rely on the conservative media, which is often as critical of him as the liberal media. Commentators across the political spectrum are rooting for him...
  • Graham on GOP: 'I'm so sorry we are where we are'

    06/16/2016 7:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump is "on the right path" by announcing he will meet with the National Rifle Association to talk about restricting people on terror watch lists from obtaining guns, but South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said that he could still not bring himself to support the presumptive Republican nominee. "Have you decided, are the two of you going to work together? Are you going to get on board with him?" asked "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt. Graham reiterated that he would not be supporting Trump or Hillary Clinton, because the Manhattan real-estate magnate has shown a "lack...
  • Clinton: I support women registering for the draft

    06/15/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 15, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    Hillary Clinton supports a measure that would require women to register for the draft. The former secretary of state told the Huffington Post Wednesday that she is in favor of a legislative amendment that would for the first time compel women to register with the Selective Service System. That legislation passed the Senate Wednesday as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which cleared the upper chamber on a bipartisan, 85-13 vote. “I am on record as supporting the all-volunteer military, which I think at this time does serve our country well,” Clinton said. “And I am very committed to...
  • WH: It's not just Trump getting it wrong on Muslims

    06/15/2016 12:16:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 14, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that Donald Trump isn't the only Republican who is trying to single out Muslims in the effort to reduce terrorist attacks against the United States. Earnest called out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for making statements that the president also opposes. "It was Gov. Bush who initially advocated for a religious test on individuals who were entering the country," Earnest told reporters Tuesday during his daily press briefing. "It was Sen. Cruz who made the reference to enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities. It...
  • McConnell: I might be open to “serious suggestions” on gun control after I meet with the FBI

    06/14/2016 6:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    twitter via Hot Air ^ | June 14, 2016 | Allahpundit
    All I have are the tweets from CBS right now. I’ll update with the full quote once it’s available. In the meantime: W-w-w-what? (TWEETS-AT-LINK) I assume he’s thinking about limiting gun purchases by people on the terror watch list, which Democrats have been pushing for months. Hillary Clinton reiterated her support for the idea yesterday — as did the Trump campaign. When Bloomberg News e-mailed Corey Lewandowski to ask if Trump still believes what he said in November that “If somebody is on a watch list and an enemy of state and we know it’s an enemy of state, I...
  • Trump gains slightly on Clinton after Florida attack: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    06/14/2016 6:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 14, 2016 | Chris Khan
    Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race has narrowed since late last week, according to the results of the first Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted since the Orlando shooting rampage on Sunday. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 election, has blamed Democratic policies for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and doubled-down on his pledge to ban Muslim immigration, while Clinton has warned against demonizing Muslim-Americans. The poll, conducted from Friday to Tuesday, showed Clinton with an 11.6-point lead - 44.6 percent to 33.0 percent - over Trump, down from the 13-point lead she...
  • Trump's terror response has Republicans fretting anew

    06/14/2016 9:25:37 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-14-2016 | Kyle Cheney and John Bresnahan
    'Every time you turn around, he's said something new. It's impossible for us to keep up,' one GOP lawmaker complains. Donald Trump’s combative anti-terrorism speech Monday flouted the typical post-tragedy script and left Republican insiders fretting that the business mogul is unprepared to play a crucial presidential role: national healer.
  • Hillary Clinton: Those Under FBI Scrutiny ‘Shouldn’t Be Able to Just Go Buy a Gun’

    06/13/2016 11:05:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2016 | Veronica Stracqualursi, Paola Chavez and Josh Haskell
    In her first rally since becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton blasted regulations that allowed a lone gunman to purchase weapons that he used to kill 49 people in Orlando over the weekend -- a slaughter that represented the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “We may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few essential things,” Clinton said, speaking to a crowd gathered at the Cleveland Industrial Innovation Center. “If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy...
  • Ted Cruz’ Challenge To The Democrats After Orlando Will Make Lots Of Them Apoplectic…

    06/13/2016 6:16:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | June 13, 2016 | Scott McKay
    …but he speaks the truth. Because it’s about defending Western civilization, without which none of the Democrats’ constituency groups could survive, against something inherently hostile to it. "For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians. ISIS and the theocracy in Iran (supported with American taxpayer dollars) regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks. This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all...
  • Trump, Cruz blister Obama for failing to pin Orlando massacre on ‘radical Islam’

    06/13/2016 1:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' TrailBlazers Blog ^ | June 12, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    President Barack Obama called it an act of terrorism and an act of hate. He noted that the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando was the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history. But it was something he didn’t say Sunday afternoon that caught the ear of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz. “President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words `radical Islam.’ For that reason alone, he should step down,” Trump said in a prepared statement issued by his campaign. He added that if Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, likewise fails to invoke the term to explicitly...
  • Log Cabin Republican Leader: Only Trump Is Calling Orlando Radical Islamic Terrorism

    06/13/2016 1:06:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, “The presumptive nominees for both parties need to call this out for what it is – radical Islamic terrorism. The only one who did that was Donald Trump.” Angelo also extended “our sympathy, our sadness and our sorrow” to the victims of the “violent terrorist attack” in Orlando and their families on behalf of the group. “Let’s call this what it is. This was an attack by a radical Islamist terrorist on Americans.” Asked if he believed the spin from some Democrats that this...
  • Clinton After 'Act of Hate': 'Weapons of War Have No Place on Our Streets'

    06/13/2016 9:59:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 12, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Those vying for the White House responded to the terrorist attack in Orlando with empathy, accusations, policy prescriptions and one call to not "politicize" the tragedy. Omar Mateen, a New York-born 29-year-old security guard, killed 50 and wounded 50 more at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando early this morning. He called 911 during the rampage and swore allegiance to ISIS. Hillary Clinton postponed a Wednesday event in Green Bay, Wis. -- her first scheduled with President Obama -- due to the attack on the LGBT nightclub in Florida, her campaign said. “This was an act of terror. Law enforcement and...
  • Trump backer wants tougher screenings on Muslims after massacre

    06/12/2016 3:06:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 12, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Top Donald Trump surrogate Sen. Jeff Sessions on Sunday called for tougher screenings of Muslims coming into the United States in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub. “It certainly looks like another one of the extremist attacks, Islamic extremism,” Sessions (R-Ala.) told Fox News Sunday. “There’s just within the wonderful group of Islamic people, a certain group of radicals and it’s been there for a long time and it seems to be growing. We have to accept that fact.” Sessions said the attack, that left “approximately” 50 people dead and 53 wounded will mean “further...
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    KTXA-TV ^ | June 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement Sunday regarding the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. Ted Cruz’s statement: “Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered...
  • Can Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump?

    06/12/2016 2:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 9, 2016 | Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst
    Or will this year's presidential elections repeat the 2000 Republican upset? I rushed to finish Hillary Clinton's book, Hard Choices, this week, expecting her to clinch the Democratic Party nomination for president. She did, but I am evermore ambivalent about her and her chances of winning. Many factors will prove decisive in the November elections, but Clinton continues to suffer from the same shortcomings that cost her the 2008 Democratic Party primaries. This is particularly important because in the public mind, the contrast can't be starker between the same packaged Clinton and the unrestrained Republican nominee Donald Trump. She won...
  • Bernie Sanders Bluntly Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban After Orlando Mass Shooting

    06/12/2016 1:25:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    PolticusUSA ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jason Easley
    During an interview on Meet The Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacted to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando by calling for automatic weapons not to be sold in the US. During an interview on Meet The Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacted to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando by calling for automatic weapons not to be sold in the US. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sanders was asked by Chuck Todd for his reaction to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, and he said, “It’s horrific. It’s unthinkable, and just hopes go out to those who were shot that they...
  • Orlando massacre will boost Trump, says ex-Israel envoy to US

    06/12/2016 11:27:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 12, 2016 | Staff
    ‘Given that it is becoming clear that the motive is Islamist-jihadist,’ says Michael Oren, ‘this will greatly strengthen’ GOP candidate The mass killing at a gay nightclub in Florida by Omar Mateen, 30, a US citizen born to Afghan parents, will benefit GOP candidate Donald Trump in the run-up to the presidential elections, a former Israeli ambassador to the United States said. “If the motive for this mass killing had been hatred for the LGBT community, this would have played to Hillary Clinton’s benefit,” said Michael Oren, who is now a member of Knesset from the center-right Kulanu party....
  • Another Hillary Dilemma.No Democrat Heavyweights Left To Endorse Her.

    06/11/2016 7:39:48 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    On and off today during cable news shows, we may have heard some anchors bring up a few names of those who just endorsed Hillary. But why did they refer to them as Democrats of high stature and integrity? Did anyone laugh/pause when they heard it? Joe Biden and Pocahontas? Seriously? those were major endorsements? What if Al Sharpton endorses Hillary? Will the anchors at MSNBC all start rubbing their tingling legs, like Chris Matthews? Liberal Media, we are not buying any of your stories about some "Major Endorsement" of Hillary, there aren't any credible and honest Democrats left!
  • Lupica: Hillary Clinton can't rely on former President Bill Clinton to beat Donald Trump

    06/11/2016 6:48:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Mike Lupica
    There is no politician in recent memory who seems more a product of her handlers than Hillary Clinton. But her handlers in 2008 did hardly anything for her, and now you wonder if the reinforcements she’s brought in this time are doing any better, or giving her better advice. Because all she continues to do is serve this whole thing up for Donald Trump. The other day she said that she was going to ask Bill Clinton to help her with the economy. She did this in a political season when Trump has sold himself two ways, apart from walls...
  • Trump Challenges Hillary: Stop Your Support for Refugee Program, Give the Money to Inner City Kids

    06/11/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Donald Trump is calling on Hillary Clinton “to replace her support for increased refugee admissions… with a new job program for our inner cities.” Clinton “wants a 500% increase in Syrian refugees to come into our country,” Trump said at Friday’s Faith and Freedom Summit. Clinton’s plan to resettle 65,000 Syrian migrants would cost U.S. taxpayers over $42 billion over the course of the migrants’ lifetimes, based on projections from Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector. Trump said that rather than using taxpayer funds to import foreign migrants from terror-prone regions, Clinton should instead use the funds to help struggling Americans...
  • Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

    06/11/2016 4:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices The Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-At-Large
    Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was “far more accepting” on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he’s doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee. Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith...
  • Trump expands slogan: Make America great 'for everyone'

    06/10/2016 7:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Donald Trump, under pressure to do damage control over his comments about a Mexican-American judge, has added to his "make America great again" slogan. "You know, I have the theme ‘make America great again,’ and I've added a couple of things," he said at a Friday rally in Richmond, Va. "Right now I’m adding make America great again — I’m adding 'for everyone,' because it’s really going to be for everyone. It's not going to be for a group of people, it’s going to be for everyone. It’s true." Pulling a talking point from Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders , Trump...
  • Why are Trump voters so angry about immigration?

    06/10/2016 4:23:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 10, 2016 | Peter Grier
    Building a wall is one of Donald Trump's big applause lines. But why? Some research surveys suggest that many Trump followers aren’t so much anti-Hispanic as they are worried about the perceived effect of immigration on their culture and pocketbooks. Donald Trump’s supporters have negative views about immigrants, particularly those who entered the United States illegally. That’s not a news flash. Mr. Trump’s vow to build a wall along the southern border – financed by Mexico – remains one of his biggest rally applause lines. But what, specifically, is behind this anger? Is there anything about undocumented immigration that even...
  • How popular is Trump with Hispanic voters?

    06/09/2016 4:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 3, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    Donald Trump has promised to build a wall along the southern border. He’s referred to Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. He's attacked the Republican Hispanic governor of New Mexico. He’s done much to alienate Latino voters since entering the presidential race, yet according to some polls he’s running ahead of 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney among them. Trump and his surrogates frequently cite online NBC News/SurveyMonkey polls that have Trump winning just under a third of the Hispanic vote, more than Romney’s 27-percent performance against President Barack Obama. But other polling shows Trump well below historical benchmarks for winning...
  • I'm A Bernie Sanders Supporter Who Won't Back Hillary & Calling Me Names Won't Change My Mind

    06/09/2016 1:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Bustle ^ | June 8, 2016 | Amée LaTour
    Privileged. Childish. Stupid. Human tire fire. These are just a few of the fun labels being ascribed — by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and of Sec. Hillary Clinton alike — to Sanders supporters who won't back Clinton in November. Most Sanders fans will probably do so, in the end (with no shortage of ambivalence, as evidenced by Wednesday's trending hashtag #GirlIGuessImWithHer) but those of us not prepared to fall in line have our reasons. Calling us names dismisses that fact, and it certainly doesn't address those reasons. The prevailing argument for voting for Clinton in the general election is...
  • If America falls into recession, Donald Trump will be our next president

    06/08/2016 7:44:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Week ^ | June 8, 2016 | James Pethokoukis
    f Donald Trump's presidential campaign were functional, this would be Economy Week for Team Trump. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his surrogates would be wielding the disappointing May jobs report as a cudgel to bash the lackluster "Obama-Clinton" recovery. After all, polls say jobs and the economy remain voters' biggest concern. And it's an issue in which Trump has a big lead over Clinton. A new Gallup poll gives the famed businessman a 10-point edge on "the economy" and a seven-point lead on "employment and jobs." But Trump isn't talking about the economy. Instead, he's attacking the Mexican heritage...
  • Gingrich praises Clinton's 'spectacular speech'

    06/08/2016 2:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 8, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Hillary Clinton’s speech Tuesday reveling in her historic title as the first woman to clinch a major political party’s presidential nomination drew praise from an unlikely source Wednesday: a Republican who has endorsed Donald Trump. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich described the reality star’s toned down, teleprompter speech Tuesday as “very fine” but cast Clinton’s remarks as a “spectacular speech” that was “very effective.” “Let me first say that I thought Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was very effective,” Gingrich said Wednesday via Facebook live. “No conservative, no Republican should assume that she’s gonna be a pushover.” After apologizing for...
  • What Ever Happened To The Possible Trump/Walker Ticket?

    06/08/2016 2:47:37 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 40 replies
    Although we really don't know who is on the final list of running mates, yes, we do have a general idea, but what happened with Scott Walker? His name hasn't been mentioned lately. Scott Walker is well liked by both the GOP and Conservatives. Does anyone have any insight if he and "The Donald" are speaking on the VP issue.
  • What Mexican immigrants are doing to oppose Donald Trump

    06/08/2016 12:54:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WorkPermit ^ | June 8, 2016 | Written by Neil Pyatt & Edited by Sanwar Ali
    At a press conference held in Mexico City, the Binational Coalition Against Donald Trump provided details on how Mexican civil immigrant-support organisations on both sides of the border are preparing to tackle the threats they see linked to Donald Trump's presidential candidacy as the Republican representative. The Coalition centres on making up for a perceived lack of action by authorities on matters important to immigrants and their families in both the United States and Mexico. It consists of a collective of primarily migrant- and migration-centred civil organisations brought together in the Mexican capital by the Binational Aztlán Migrants Organisation; Aztlán...
  • Mitch McConnell Complains About ‘Unreasonable’ Conservatives, Points Blame at Talk Radio

    06/08/2016 6:11:16 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/8/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes pride in his reputation as a great compromiser. But the Republican leader won’t concede on one point: He refuses to let conservatives fight the White House for lower spending levels. McConnell, R-Ky., outlined his political roadmap for government spending on Tuesday, sketching out the routes he sees available: an omnibus package, individual appropriations bills, or a government shutdown.
  • McCain gets testy with Cruz over defense bill that would make women register for draft

    06/07/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' TrailBlazers Blog ^ | June 7, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    Ted Cruz’s first Senate speech since he dropped his presidential bid led to a testy exchange with an old nemesis, the GOP’s 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain. McCain called Cruz a “wacko bird” early in the Texan’s tenure. He recently swatted away as ridiculous the idea that he might welcome Cruz’s support in his own re-election campaign. And on Tuesday, McCain accused Cruz of looking for a pretext to distance himself from a bipartisan defense bill that McCain has worked on for months and of which he was proud, and said he’d be much more open to Cruz’s ideas...
  • Hillary Just Spoke!,And Forgot To Speak Of Any Urgent/Primary Issues.

    06/07/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 27 replies
    For those of you who missed the Hillary speech in New York, where she finished around 9:45pm, she never brought up any of the issues that are of most important to us, Hillary didn't bring up the Obama 20 Trillion Dollar debt, ISIS, allowing terrorists to cross the border, the 90 Million Americans out of work, etc,,etc. But she sure opened up a can of whoop ass on The Donald !!
  • Bill Kristol on Twitter: Clinton-Curiel 2016

    06/07/2016 4:41:19 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | Bill Kristol
    ‏@BillKristol Bill Kristol Retweeted David Marcus Why wait till January? Select him as Vice Presidential nominee. Clinton-Curiel 2016