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Issues (GOP Club)

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  • Pelosi: DREAMers’ parents did a great thing for our country by bringing them here illegally

    09/21/2017 1:15:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Watching this, I keep thinking of that Hillary clip from 2014 that made the rounds a few weeks ago in which she said “Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay.” Conservatives pointed to that as proof that even the reigning Democratic nominee opposes a DREAM amnesty, but huffy lefties complained that Clinton was being taken out of context. She was referring to children who had *recently* crossed the border, they said, not to children who were brought here years ago and had built a life in America. Obviously Democrats don’t support...
  • [FLASBACK FROM JUNE] Trump just became a formidable candidate in 2020

    09/20/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The American Bazaar ^ | June 6, 2017 | Robinder Sachdev
    Between now and the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, one thing is certain. No matter how and where things go in the world outside and inside the United States, Trump will be a more formidable candidate than any opponent when he is up for re-election in 2020. By walking out of the Paris accord on climate change, Donald Trump has consolidated his base, and has shown to them – and the future voters of 2020 in America – that he has the ability to fight for them. That he can fight against the bad boys and the forces...
  • What Happened? America's Political Axis Tilted. (Is Eugene Robinson retarded?)

    09/19/2017 11:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 19, 2017 | Eugene Robinson
    Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant. With all respect to Hillary Clinton, her newly published memoir, "What Happened," doesn't really tell what happened. It is perhaps inevitable that she would focus on the daily twists and turns of the campaign. It is understandable that she would blame James Comey, Vladimir Putin and the media for damaging her prospects -- and that she would downplay her own strategic...
  • 3 Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump protest in New York

    09/19/2017 4:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Global News ^ | September 19, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges at a protest outside Trump Tower. U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on New York’s Fifth Avenue on Tuesday and refused to move. The lawmakers were handcuffed and led away. Police say they were issued desk appearance tickets and released. The protesters were demanding that Congress pass legislation protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation.....
  • Jerry Brown compares Trump supporters to ignorant cave dwellers

    09/18/2017 12:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 18, 2017 | David Siders
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” sharpening his criticism of the president and comparing his supporters to ignorant cave dwellers. “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said at a climate change event in New York. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown, the Democratic governor of the nation’s most populous state, has been rushing to recruit other state and local governments to sign onto their own non-binding...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Trump Promised To Take Jobs Away From Women

    09/18/2017 11:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2017 | David Krayden, Ottawa Bureau Chief
    Hillary Clinton suggested in an interview published Saturday that President Donald Trump appealed to male voters by promising to take jobs away from women and give them to men. In the interview with the New York Times to promote her new book “What Happened,” Clinton claimed that President Trump won because he sold a “retrograde message of nostalgia: ‘We can go back to the way things were. You don’t have to compete with a woman for a job. Or with a striving young immigrant.’ It’s a falsehood that gave some comfort to people and gave the permission to scapegoat others.”...
  • The Democratic Push for Single-Payer Could Hand Trump a Second Term

    09/17/2017 9:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 13, 2017 | David French
    Americans are not prepared to take big chunks out of their paychecks for socialized medicine, and they’re not keen to move far left. Today is single-payer day. Bernie Sanders is introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2017, and this time he’s no lone socialist crying in the progressive wilderness. A total of 15 Democratic senators are backing his bill, including most of the top Democratic contenders for the presidency. As the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake observed yesterday, “The dam is breaking.” The New Republic, among others, is even arguing that single-payer is becoming the newest “litmus test” for the...
  • The American left has its own Tea Party, and it’s coming for Donald Trump

    09/16/2017 9:59:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Quartz ^ | September 16, 2017 | Max de Haldevang
    Tom MacArthur’s town-hall meeting should have been uneventful. It was May and MacArthur, a Republican congressman, had come home to New Jersey to talk to constituents, having won re-election with a hefty majority less than a year earlier. Normally, at such an event, he might have expected to field a couple of dozen idiosyncratic questions, trot out some polite replies, wrap up after an hour or so, and go home for an easy night’s sleep. But it didn’t quite pan out like that. Six days earlier, the House of Representatives had voted to pass the American Health Care Act, which...
  • Insane: Virginia Candidate Wants A $26.80 Minimum Wage

    09/16/2017 9:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Oh, here we go with the minimum wage stuff again. And more proof that the $15/hour initiative really isn’t the end of the road. Frankly, Republicans should ask in response to these Democratic minimum wage proposals why can’t it be $40/hour or $100/hour? We all know that the $15/hour goal is a ruse and for Montigue Magruder, who is running for Virginia House of Delegates, he wants a $26.80 minimum wage (via Brandon Morse):(VIDEO-AT-LINK) He also wants to jack up the minimum wage to $26.80, a height that even Bernie Sanders hadn’t the stones to suggest to his followers. Magruder...
  • Ryan: Trump Will Achieve Immigration Reform Despite Opposition

    09/15/2017 11:15:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Gears of Biz ^ | September 16, 2017 | Peter Tseros
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said during a Friday interview Democrats will “have to stomach” the fact that President Donald Trump will advance immigration reform. Ryan spoke with WISN’s Vicki McKenna at length about immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “They’ll have to stomach the fact that yes, this president will be successful in doing something that hasn’t been done for years, which is advancing some immigration reform, advancing security, advancing enforcement, and advancing a law that fixes the DACA problem so these kids don’t get kicked out,” Ryan said. “That would be a victory for this...
  • John McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban

    09/15/2017 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has signed on to a new bill to be introduced Friday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to block President Trump's order to ban transgender military service, according to two congressional aides. The stand-alone bill, which is also co-sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the top Armed Services Democrat, has the same language as an amendment proposed by Gillibrand and Collins this week for the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit the military from barring service based on gender. That amendment never received a floor vote due to a dispute between Republicans...
  • Hillary Clinton to Rachel Maddow: ‘I do believe Trump admires authoritarians’

    09/14/2017 10:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Global News ^ | September 15, 2017 | Jessica Vomiero
    Hillary Clinton sat down with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Thursday night as part of a book tour for her recently-published memoir What Happened. Viewers tuned in as Clinton discussed the election, her thoughts on the presidency of her former campaign opponent Donald Trump, and the current political climate around issues like North Korea, DACA and the Russia investigation. What Happened is a memoir in which Clinton gives her account of the 2016 presidential election. An interview with Clinton by New Yorker editor David Remnick called it “much closer to the bone than anything Clinton has ever published.” She has written five...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'The Russians Are Still Going at Us'

    09/14/2017 3:40:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Newburgh Gazette ^ | September 15, 2017 | Dwayne Harmon
    She lamented Green Party nominee Jill Stein earning enough votes in swing states, such as Wisconsin, to tip the outcome from Clinton to Trump. "I think the determining factor was the intervention by Comey on October 28", Clinton said. "I didn't know what to think about it because I knew there was nothing there, and we had trouble finding out what was really going on". I was just dumbfounded. "I just wish that he were the president for all Americans", Clinton said, while discussing her latest book, "What Happened". She also expressed that voter identification laws, which she labeled "voter...
  • Steve King: Trump base may dump him over Dreamers deal

    09/14/2017 1:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2017 | Susan Ferrechio
    The House GOP's staunchest opponent of illegal immigration said President Trump is now at risk of losing his base of supporters after supposedly cutting a deal to legalize more than 800,000 young people who arrived in the United States illegally as children. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said he stands by a Wednesday night tweet that proclaimed Trump's base "is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair," after he dined with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The two Democrats left the White House proclaiming they had reached a deal with Trump on...
  • Iconic Wall Street bull statue vandalized by Trump protesters

    09/14/2017 1:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 14, 2017 | Fred Imbert
    A member of a group protesting President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate agreement vandalized the iconic Wall Street bull late Wednesday. The NYPD told CNBC they found blue paint poured over the bull's head and a sash stating "Draw The Blue Line" around the "Fearless Girl" statue across the bull. "Draw the Blue Line" is the name of the group protesting Trump's decision. The protestor responsible, named Courtney Frances Fallon, told CNBC in an email she was "trying to cover New York City (and the world) with horizontal blue lines to represent rising sea levels for the UN...
  • Clinton: Trump 'immature' and 'unqualified for the position that he holds'

    09/14/2017 12:39:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Hillary Clinton says President Trump is too "immature" and "unqualified" to be in the Oval Office. In a new interview with The New Yorker about her tell-all memoir "What Happened," Clinton ripped the president, calling him a "danger" to democracy and challenging his ability to lead the country. “I think the President and his administration pose a clear and present danger to our democracy,” Clinton said. “I hoped, back on the day after that election, that I wouldn’t be sitting here, all these months later, feeling compelled to say that with a sense of urgency. But I am, and I...
  • Trump says immigration deal with Democrats close, with border security

    09/14/2017 10:00:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 14, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe and Richard Cowan, Reuters
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, a development that alarmed some of his conservative supporters. Trump, who met with the top Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, at the White House on Wednesday evening, said any final agreement must include significant measures to protect border security. The Republican president added that funding for his planned wall along the U.S.-Mexican border - a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign - would "come...
  • Missouri state lawmaker who said she hopes Trump 'is assassinated' receives formal reprimand

    09/13/2017 5:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The Democratic Missouri lawmaker who said on social media she hoped President Trump would be assassinated was publicly censured by the state's Republican-led Senate Wednesday. "Again, I apologize for the Facebook posting," Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in a statement released to local media after the reprimand measure passed the Missouri Senate 28-2. "However, I have made it clear that I will not resign. The voters of my district elected me to represent them. I will work tirelessly for the remainder of my elected term to bring about positive change for my constituents and all Missourians." The same legislative body failed...
  • Hillary takes a step back on collusion: ‘There’s a lot of smoke’

    09/13/2017 1:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2017 | John Sexton
    In an appearance on ABC’s The View Wednesday, Hillary Clinton was more circumspect in describing the possibility of Trump campaign collusion with Russia than she was a day before. On Tuesday in an interview published by USA Today, Clinton said “I’m convinced of it” when asked about collusion. Today, Clinton said, “There’s a lot of smoke and whether or not there’s fire, we need to figure it out.” Asked if President Trump would remain in office for his full term, Hillary replied, “I don’t know and I don’t think anybody does know.” She continued, “I think that there is a...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Supporters Don’t Want Her To Shut Up

    09/12/2017 6:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 12, 2017 | Emma Gray and Emily Peck
    NEW YORK ― By 6:30 a.m., Perry Gregory and Maddie Ireland were out of their homes and in a line. The two 19-year-olds joined a diverse crowd of women and men, starting at the entrance of Barnes & Noble in Union Square and filing down the block and around the next block. All of these people were spending their mornings waiting for one thing: A chance to meet Hillary Clinton and get a signed copy of her new book, What Happened. “We’re very hyped to see her,” said Gregory. She and Ireland, who insisted that we need to hear Clinton’s...