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Issues (GOP Club)

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  • The 2019 Election Results:Bevin, Bell Weathers, and Cockfights

    11/07/2019 5:02:39 PM PST · by · 22 replies ^ | Stephani Scruggs, Contributor, The American Dossier
    The Leftist propaganda machine is running circles around itself trying to prove that Bevin’s Kentucky loss is the first sign of a Trump Train derailment. As usual, the machine could not be more wrong. First of all, it is important to understand that the movement behind Trump is not actually about Trump and never was. Rather, Trump is a figure and person to whom this ragtag band of Americans known alternatively as the grassroots or Tea Party movement has chosen to support because he represents our frustrations and ideals with the very clearly broken American Republic and way of life;...
  • As Democrats push impeachment inquiry, GOP support for Trump remains solid

    11/02/2019 5:05:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KUSI-TV ^ | November 2, 2019 | The Associated Press
    The more concrete the testimony in the impeachment inquiry, the more solidly Republicans are sticking with President Donald Trump. Witness after witness in closed-door House hearings is corroborating the core facts that Democrats say make a strong case against the president. Trump pressured Ukraine, an American ally, for an investigation of Joe Biden, his family and the Democrats. At the same time, the Trump administration withheld military assistance for the young democracy as it confronted Russian aggression.
  • We now know exactly how Donald Trump is going to try to get reelected

    10/31/2019 6:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 31, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    During Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump's campaign launched a seven-figure national ad buy -- a 30-second commercial touting his first-term accomplishments on terrorism, the economy and immigration. But the real key to the ad -- and the bit that you need to pay very close attention to -- comes in the final moments of the commercial, when the narrator says this: "He's no Mr. Nice Guy. But sometimes it takes a Donald Trump to change Washington." Those two sentences are hugely telling when it comes to understanding how Trump (and his campaign) are...
  • Steyer Backs Reparations

    10/29/2019 3:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 29, 2019 | Todd Shepherd
    Presidential candidate Tom Steyer gave his most unequivocal backing yet for reparations in a video uploaded over the weekend. "In terms of reparations: I'm for reparations, just so you know," he said in the NowThis News candidate forum video. "Think about this for one sec: 400 years of legalized discrimination and unfairness did the deepest injustice. There's never been an apology. Think—I mean, it's amazing." The comments are a sharper commitment to the policy than remarks he provided in the summer. "And I was saying, look, there's no question that there has been injustice, there's no question that we should...
  • Biden calls Trump an 'idiot' for dismissing Russian election interference

    10/28/2019 3:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 28, 2019 | Devan Cole
    Former Vice President Joe Biden called President Donald Trump an "idiot" for saying Russian interference in US elections is a hoax, the latest barb between the potential 2020 rivals. The comments from the Democratic presidential candidate came during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" in which journalist Norah O'Donnell mentioned Trump's claim that Russian election interference is a "hoax." "He's an idiot -- in terms of saying that. Everybody knows this. Everybody knows it. Nobody doubts it," Biden said. The US intelligence community determined that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Trump. Despite that,...
  • Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump

    10/28/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen
    SALT LAKE CITY — One man is an island: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. The 72-year-old former Republican presidential nominee has isolated himself from Republicans in the Senate, in his home state and across the country by occasionally — but strongly — criticizing President Donald Trump, including the president's efforts to enlist the aid of foreign governments to probe a leading political opponent. "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," Romney tweeted earlier this month. In recent weeks, the senator's acts of rebellion against the...
  • 2020 Democrats mostly refrain from crediting Trump in Baghdadi’s death

    10/27/2019 5:47:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | October 27, 2019
    Following President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a US military raid in northwest Syria, a number of Democrats hoping to unseat him welcomed the news and congratulated US troops, but were mum on Trump’s involvement in the risky operation. In a statement, former Vice President Joe Biden congratulated “our special forces, our intelligence community, and all our brave military professionals on delivering justice” to Baghdadi. Author Marianne Williamson offered in a tweet “Praise and thanks for the military bravery and brilliance that carried out the mission,” and former Maryland Rep. John Delaney...
  • Hillary Clinton-Tulsi Gabbard feud is a gift to Trump – It needs to end NOW

    10/25/2019 6:56:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2019 | Leslie Marshall
    As President Trump’s misconduct grows more appalling and the case for his impeachment grows stronger every day, Democrats have given him one piece of good news: the escalating and harmful feud between presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Hillary Clinton. The feud is also good news for Gabbard, D-Hawaii, whose presidential candidacy is on life-support. She is supported by only 1.3 percent of Democrats in the latest RealClear Politics average of presidential primary polls. But thanks to her feud with Clinton, Gabbard is attracting heavy media coverage – something she desperately needs to give her dark horse presidential candidacy any...
  • Kamala Harris pulls out of South Carolina criminal justice forum over Trump award

    10/25/2019 6:05:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 25, 2019 | Deepa Shivaram and Dareh Gregorian
    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Friday she won't take part in a forum being held a historically black college in Columbia, South Carolina this weekend after President Donald Trump was given a "Bipartisan Justice Award." “As the only candidate who attended an HBCU, I know the importance that these spaces hold for young Black Americans," Harris, who was slated to participate in Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College on Saturday, said in a statement. The California senator cited the fact that only a limited number of students from the school were allowed to attend Trump's remarks as...
  • As Trump pulls out of Syria, his voters are following along. That’s ominous.

    10/25/2019 2:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2019 | Greg Sargent
    A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds a sharp rise in the percentage of Trump voters who do not think the U.S. bears responsibility to do anything about the fighting in Syria. Apparently, President Trump’s pullout -- which has created an unfolding disaster there, including the threat of a reconstituted Islamic State -- may be driving Trump voters away from any sense of responsibility for that region. Which raises a question: What will happen to the GOP in the After Trump era? Will it become a more nationalist party, along the lines of the “America first” vision that Trump has been articulating...
  • Pelosi and McConnell are on an impeachment collision course

    10/23/2019 2:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2019 | Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle
    Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are attacking each other in increasingly pointed terms as House Democrats burrow deeper into their impeachment inquiry. But if the top two congressional leaders can’t find a way to come together soon, the government could plunge into a shutdown and any last hopes for legislating before the presidential election will vanish. The speaker and Senate majority leader have been trading grievances increasingly over the past several months. Pelosi is lashing McConnell for sitting on House-passed legislation addressing gun violence and ethics reforms; McConnell says Pelosi has done nothing to follow through on her claims that...
  • Biden: Trump has ‘no idea’ about working-class struggles

    10/23/2019 2:40:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2019 | Bill Barrow and Michael Rubinkam
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden cast President Donald Trump on Wednesday as a fraudulent populist whose tax policies, economic stewardship and erratic leadership have hurt U.S. workers and betrayed voters in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania. After scrapping with fellow Democrats for weeks, Biden returned to his hometown of Scranton to focus on his ultimate foe: Trump. The former vice president sought to dent Trump’s argument that regardless of what working people may think about him personally, the actions of his administration have helped them. “This administration has no idea what hard-working, decent, ordinary Americans are going through,”...
  • Bernie Sanders defends Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Outrageous’ to suggest she is a foreign asset

    10/22/2019 2:02:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KVOR-FM ^ | October 22, 2019 | CNN
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday defended his fellow 2020 hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii against the claim that she is a “Russian asset,” saying the suggestion is “outrageous.” “Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country,” the Vermont independent tweeted. “People can disagree on issues, but it is outrageous for anyone to suggest that Tulsi is a foreign asset.” Sanders does not name Hillary Clinton in the tweet, but his comments appear to be aimed at the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, whose claim last week on a podcast with former Obama...
  • Stuart Varney: Trump speech in natural gas-rich state may turn the tables on Democrats

    10/21/2019 8:00:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2019 | Matt London
    Fox Business host Stuart Varney predicted that President Trump may have a surprise for Democrats and those calling for "drastic action" on climate change, as the president is set to give a speech in natural gas-rich Pennsylvania on Wednesday. On Sunday, the Washington Post Editorial Board wrote an opinion piece arguing for a "carbon tax," which would be levied upon businesses and individuals based on greenhouses gas emissions. The board wrote, "The science does not change because politicians deny that humans are warming the planet. Likewise, the economics do not change because politicians find them ideologically or politically inconvenient." "It's...
  • Lindsey Graham does not rule out the possibility of Trump impeachment if new evidence emerges

    10/20/2019 10:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 20, 2019 | Maeve Reston
    In another sign of the dangerous predicament facing President Donald Trump, his longtime ally Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday night that he could not rule out the possibility of impeachment if new evidence emerges. In an interview on "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan asked the South Carolina senator: "Are you open minded if more to comes out that you could support impeachment?" "Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime," Graham replied. "If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone...
  • Biden warns that 'erratic' Trump could accidentally lead the U.S. into WAR w/ Iran before election

    10/20/2019 9:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2019 | Megan Sheets
    Biden took aim at Trump during a campaign fundraiser on Sunday afternoon at Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont's home in Greenwich The former vice president said he believes Trump will be defeated in the next election, but expressed concern at what he could accomplish before then 'What worries me most about him is the more pressure he receives, the more erratic he's going to become,' Biden said He said Trump 'could easily get us into a war accidentally in Iran' in the next year Biden optimistically added: 'I do choose hope over fear. I do choose truth over lies. I do...
  • Gabbard hits back at 'queen of warmongers' Clinton

    10/18/2019 6:24:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 18, 2019 | Marty Johnson, The Hill
    Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not hold back Friday when responding to 2016 nominee Hilary Clinton's suggestion that she is the "favorite of the Russians" for 2020, excoriating the former secretary of State as "the queen of warmongers" and "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party." "She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her, so far," Clinton had told David Plouffe, host of the podcast "Campaign HQ," and the campaign manager for former President Obama's 2008 campaign. While the former first lady and...
  • More Hillary: Trump’s game plan is to never leave office

    10/18/2019 12:54:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 18, 2019 | John Sexton
    Earlier Ed wrote about Hillary Clinton’s claim that the Russians are preparing Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run to ensure Trump is reelected. That was certainly a highlight of Hillary’s appearance on the podcast hosted by David Plouffe, but it wasn’t the only truly paranoid thing she said. A bit earlier in the same interview, Hillary argued that Trump’s goal was to ensure he never has to leave office. She’s wasn’t talking about a 2nd term after a successful reelection campaign. Hillary believes Trump is seeking to become a permanent American dictator. “How concerned are you that what happened in...
  • WATCH: Beto O'Rourke holds ‘Rally Against Fear’ in Grand Prairie

    10/17/2019 6:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | October 17, 2019 | Staff
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — This story will be updated throughout the evening. Hundreds of supporters are in attendance at the Theatre in Grand Prairie for Beto O'Rourke's "Rally Against Fear." The Democratic candidate is hosting the event in response to President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great" rally in Dallas. Doors opened at 6 p.m. for O'Rourke's rally, which was originally scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Find out more information here.
  • Against impeachment, protesters urge Congress to 'let Trump do his job'

    10/17/2019 1:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Tyler Olson
    Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to show support for President Trump and demand that Congress stop the impeachment inquiry that's moving at breakneck speed through the House of Representatives. The "March for Trump" rally, organized by the pro-Trump group Women for America First, started at Freedom Plaza before marching to the Capitol Building's West Lawn. On a brisk fall day with a gusty wind that lifted dozens of pro-Trump flags held by protesters dressed in red, white and blue, speakers and attendees extolled Trump's successes and railed against impeachment depositions that have...