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  • New Scrutiny of the Flow of Iraqi Oil to American Consumers

    10/11/2004 6:17:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,129+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2004 | SIMON ROMERO and SCOTT SHANE
    As Saddam Hussein pressed the United Nations oil-for-food relief program for more money that he used to buy banned weapons, an unwitting ally may have been the American driver. Almost until the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, American oil companies were among the largest purchasers of Iraqi crude oil. The role that the companies, including ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, played in the oil-for-food program is now coming under greater scrutiny in the wake of a report by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency that disclosed how extensively Mr. Hussein was abusing profits from the...
  • Admiral: Carrier gap in Persian Gulf hinders war effort

    07/30/2015 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Herosmith · 27 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 30, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten and Chris Church
    WASHINGTON — A rare gap in the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall could hinder military capabilities in the war against the Islamic State, the Obama administration’s nominee to lead the Navy told the Senate Thursday. Adm. John Richardson conceded the effects of a two-month gap in carrier presence — the first since 2007 — under intense questioning from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the Senate Armed Services Committee weighs whether approve the admiral’s nomination as chief of naval operations. “Without that carrier, that will be a detriment to our capability, yes, sir,” Richardson...
  • Longtime McCain aide launches vitriolic attack on Trump, Cruz

    07/30/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/15 | Adam Lerner
    Longtime John McCain aide launched a scathing attack against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, calling the former a con man with bad hair and the latter his accomplice. Mark Salter, who has worked for McCain for approximately two decades and co-authored numerous books with the Arizona senator, writes in RealClearPolitics that “either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I’ve grown irremediably cynical in my old age” and that he was “referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”Trump, according to Salter, is a modern day P.T. Barnum, who enriched himself off of hoaxes and later started Barnum...
  • Trump’s ‘da Man!

    07/29/2015 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is “piling on” Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don’t like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don’t care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he Donald Trump Donald Trump certainly wins that contest, both...
  • Pollard Should Pull a McCain...

    07/28/2015 3:38:37 PM PDT · by O6ret · 5 replies
    28 July 2015
    ...and refuse to be released until the US Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Trump Names NH Vets Who Support Him - At Least Two Say They Have No Idea Why They’re On The List

    07/27/2015 5:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Angelo Young
    A day after Donald Trump announced the formation of “Veterans For Trump,” a small New Hampshire-based coalition that supports the bellicose business mogul’s bid for the White House, at least two of the veterans named as supporters distanced themselves from team Trump. The announcement of the veterans group came five days after Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is only considered a war hero because he was captured by the enemy during the Vietnam War. “I don’t know anything about it,” said Ernie Fusi, a World War II veteran whose name was still listed among the 51 veteran supporters on...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Heller: McCain Blocked Amendment To Arm Troops on Bases Weeks Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/26/2015 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller knew it wasn’t a good idea to ban arms from our military bases and recruiting centers, which is why in June—weeks before the Chattanooga attack—he submitted an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which would “give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” Unfortunately, his amendment was blocked, by none other than Sen. John McCain. The Republican senator explained in an interview on the Lars Larson Show that McCain, who’s the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, “didn’t want the amendment as part of the [2016 National Defense Authorization]...
  • An open letter to Jim Robinson: Consider a general amnesty for all the banned Rudy supporters....

    03/05/2008 1:11:46 PM PST · by ken5050 · 1,053 replies · 8,593+ views
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    Dear Jim..OK, the GOP now has its candidate. McCain isn't the first choice of the majority of us on FR, and even now, there are spirited, yet for the most part, civil exchanges on the threads as to whether or not some will support the GOP nominee. One of the more unfortunate, and unpleasant events on FR was the mass banishment and/or leaving of a great many Freepers who were supporters of Rudy Guliani for the nomination. I'm posting this to see if you'd be open to the idea of inviting them to return, and see how others might feel...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,459 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • Trump Beat Back the Outrage Machine

    07/23/2015 2:52:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Today is Thursday. Last weekend was four days ago. Depending on which day of the weekend you go back to, it could be five days ago. And if you have wishful thinking about weekends it could be six days ago, all the way back to last Friday. What happened last weekend? Donald Trump supposedly took himself out of the presidential race with one sentence about John McCain. I mean, that's what the conventional wisdom told us. From the moment it was reported that Trump said he wasn't impressed with McCain because he's not impressed with people that get captured,...
  • Crime Might Become Huge Issue in 2016 GOP Presidential Contest

    07/24/2015 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Rudy Giuliani picked the wrong year to run for president. The man who as mayor cleaned up the streets of New York in a professional but tough manner might be the role model for winning the GOP nomination in 2016. After all, what are the real issues this year? Certainly not a potentially nuclear Iran. The deal with Iran is bad, but in Congress there are not enough votes to stop it. Illegal immigration, as pointed out by Donald Trump, could be a hot button topic. But the GOP is torn over the issue and Trump is finding his message...
  • Ted Cruz on Lindsey Graham-Donald Trump Feud: ‘Who Cares?’

    07/23/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 07/23/2015 | Nicole Puglise
    Ted Cruz has a lot of “friends.”The Texas firebrand known for throwing Republican leadership under the bus on a regular basis dismissed the feud between Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump in a scrum with reporters Wednesday. That feud, of course, includes Graham’s charge of Trump being a “jackass” and Trump’s retaliation of giving out the phone number for Graham’s old-fashioned flip-phone.“Who cares?” Cruz said. “Let’s focus on the issues that matter for the American people.”Cruz had just presided over a Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Supreme Court activism. The presidential hopeful was asked about his proposed Supreme Court reforms — he...
  • My promised article concerning McCain and the USS Forrestal(CV-59) Fire

    07/23/2015 12:28:26 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 82 replies
    23 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I will not use Wikipedia as some people have BUTTHURT with Wiki. This is what is will use: http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/cv-59/59f-0729.htm
  • The Trump Lesson that Bush and Clinton Should Heed

    07/22/2015 1:21:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    For those of us who predicted the inevitable, watching Donald Trump verbally wander into a field of face-whacking garden rakes like Sideshow Bob fills one with a mixture of schadenfreude and affirmation. We knew it was coming, but it still feels good to be proven right. Of course Trump wouldn't hesitate to attack John McCain's war-hero status. Trump's bottomless insecurity cannot countenance the idea that his critics have any legitimacy. Of course Trump won't apologize -- because his dog-and-pony show is predicated on the idea that he "tells it like it is" and "fights." He's the omniscient master of "The...
  • The silver lining of Donald Trump

    07/22/2015 10:51:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    If there's a small silver lining for the Republican Party in the bonanza of insanity that is Donald Trump's candidacy, it's this: He's single-handedly managed to make the rest of the GOP field look downright reasonable by comparison. There's less talk of a "clown car" primary when the main attraction is the ringmaster of his own circus. Each day, Trump seems to reach new heights of absurdity, offensiveness, and popularity among Republican poll respondents. On Tuesday, he called fellow candidate Lindsey Graham an "idiot" and handed out the South Carolina senator's cellphone number — a response to Graham referring to...
  • Donald Trump Vs. Linsey Graham Match Ends in a K.O.

    07/22/2015 6:46:22 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Staff of Politico
    Donald Trump vs. Lindsey Graham match ends in a KO First it was Rick Perry that caught Trump’s attention. Then it was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 60%. Now he’s focusing on Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 60%‘s Mini-Me, the lovely and talented Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 50%. In all fairness to Trump, Graham set out to pick the fight. He probably figured he had to stick up for his BFF from Arizona and that he’d never really done anything that Trump could criticize. On Monday evening, Graham told CNN that Trump was “becoming a jackass.” By Tuesday, Graham was appearing on...
  • TRUMP: DEM AGENT PROVOCATEUR STRUTTING IN OPEN SIGHT

    07/22/2015 2:25:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 52 replies
    FoxRadio.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Gibson
    I'm feeling a bit Onion-y today and consequently I must offer a explanation–a theory–about what we are seeing these days in this hallucinogenic political season. Now that Donald Trump has taken the lead in the latest Fox poll, it’s time to call this perverse reality show for what it really is. Trump is working for his friend Hillary Clinton’s landslide election.
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Donald Trump Actually Became President

    07/21/2015 11:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Vice ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Pearl, staff writer
    It's the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, and it's Inauguration Day. Donald John Trump Sr. has his hand on a Bible, and America looks on, agape, as he swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." How we got to this point isn't important. The question now is, what the [expletive] is about to happen? To come up with even the vaguest answer, we have to look back at history. Because as British TV science guy James Burke once said, "Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because...
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • Donald Trump Heaps Insults on Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes

    07/21/2015 12:26:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 150 replies
    Time ^ | 7/21/15 | Michael Scherer
    A triumphant and unrepentant Donald Trump launched a barrage of personal attacks and name-calling on his campaign rivals Tuesday, most notably calling South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham an “idiot” handing out Graham’s cell phone number to the whole world He dismissed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “weak on immigration,” and mocked Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s glasses and Hillary Clinton’s hand wave. “What a stiff, what a stiff, Lindsey Graham. By the way he has registered zero in the polls,” Trump said, at an appearance in Bluffton, S.C. “A total lightweight. In the private sector, he couldn’t get a job.”...
  • The Drive-Bys Missed My Point on Trump

    07/21/2015 12:20:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So I'm reading and I start getting e-mails and text messages, saying, "They're talking about you on CNN. You're all over CNN." Of course, nobody tells me. In fact, most of these e-mails say, "I assume you know that you are all over CNN." No, I don't know, because I don't have CNN on at the time. It turns out that Anderson Cooper's show was on. They were talking about me rallying you, the audience of this program, to Donald Trump's defense. And then another e-mail said, "You've probably seen it but the New York Times is all over...
  • Chris Rock got laughs in 2008 – “John McCain’s a war hero that got captured...

    07/21/2015 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    News Ninja ^ | 07/19/15 | Wayne Dupree
    Back in 2008 during a HBO comedy special, Comedian Chris Rock, who had never served in the military but supported then Senator Barack Obama made disrespectful comments about Senator John McCain and the GOP establishment never attacked Chris Rock or called on Obama to denounce Rock for his comments about John McCain but they definitely went after Donald Trump. Liberal voters laughed out their seats! Liberal news websites didn’t even report the comedy as news or call out Rock for his act…it just “went away,” until now: “He a war hero. He a war hero,” Rock said of then-GOP presidential...
  • How selective outrage over Trump is dooming the GOP (Because - White people)

    07/21/2015 11:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart, columnist
    In what seemed like a political nanosecond, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement on Saturday condemning Donald Trump’s callous assertion that day that Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero.” Senator McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period. There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably. The RNC is 100 percent correct. McCain is a hero. His sacrifice and service to this country when so many like Trump looked for ways to avoid the Vietnam...
  • Jeb Bush On Presidential Rivals: Either Show Up For Votes Or Resign From The Senate

    07/21/2015 11:39:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/21/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his opponents for the presidency shouldn’t be missing votes in the Senate or they should “resign, you know.” “No, I’m really kind of saying the system itself is the problem,” Bush told radio host Michael Medved when asked if his speech Monday on changing Washington was aimed at his presidential rivals who are currently in the Senate. Bush, speaking in Florida on Monday, gave a broad speech how he would bring changes to what he termed “Mount Washington” if elected. Bush said he would push for a balanced budget, an “unequivocal six-year ban on...
  • McCain and the USS Forrestal fire.

    07/21/2015 6:14:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 92 replies
    21 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I will tonight be posting a piece exclusively on Free Republic about McCain and the USS Forrestal fire. This will HOPEFULLY put to rest ALL of the BS that is posted here concerning this event.
  • Your Hand is Black, Thin and Weak; Time to Play Your Trump Card?

    07/21/2015 6:11:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-21-2015 | MOTUS
    You can’t blame people for demanding an apology from The Donald for his stupid shoot-from-the-lip comment. After all, groveling has become our default position ever since our Commander-in-Chief turned Apologizing for America into the country’s favorite pastime.In Obama’s Amerika everybody and their grandmother apologizes at the drop of a hat for everything and anything that anyone might conceivably take offense at: sexism, homophobia, transgender insensitivity, Islamophobia, “cultural appropriation,” white privilege…or simply for putting cream in your coffee.I see racism, cultural appropriation, and white privilege: what do you see?Butt with The Donald this is the closest you’re going to get to...
  • McCain Loves the Tea Party Who Knew?

    07/21/2015 5:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Scottie Hughes
    Appearing on MSNBC Monday morning, Senator John McCain gave an unlikely explanation for his comments calling those who were following Trump "crazy." "I thought it was a term of endearment," McCain said with a smile. "I meant it as a term of affection, I'll be honest with you." Honestly, Senator McCain, do you think we in the movement believe that you have affection for us? Maybe I missed HallmarkÂ’s new "Crazy Card" section or the President changing ValentineÂ’s Day into Crazy Day but I just don't believe you. It could also be because of Senator McCain's track record of insulting...
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCain’s...
  • Don’t Vote for Donald Trump…If (Excellent questions)

    07/21/2015 4:59:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Let's put this all into perspective. I am a S.O.B.- son of a butcher. My butcher dad instilled me with common sense. His favorite saying was, "Don't watch what a man says, watch what he does." Never has that saying applied more than with Donald Trump's comments about John McCain this past weekend. Of course John McCain is a war hero. That is not up for debate. Trump was angry. He was responding to attacks by McCain. He let his anger get the best of him. Trump was offensive. Trump was wrong. He should have attacked McCain's politics, but clearly...
  • SARAH PALIN: DONALD TRUMP AND JOHN MCCAIN BOTH HEROES, SHOULD APOLOGIZE

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, weighed in on the dispute between McCain and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, posting a message on her Facebook page calling both men heroes and encouraging them to “resolve the media-driven wedge between them.” As Breitbart News reported, Trump set off a media firestorm on Saturday when he said that McCain was a war hero only “because he was captured.” McCain, a Navy pilot who volunteered for service during the Vietnam War, was brutally tortured during his five-and-a-half years as a POW....
  • Palin calls both McCain and Trump heroes

    07/20/2015 6:22:45 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 53 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jake Tapper
    Asked about the dispute between Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona -- the candidate at the top of the ticket when she was 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Monday afternoon called both men heroes. "I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well," Palin told CNN in an email. "Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation."
  • The Superbowl of Superholes [Steyn on McCain]

    07/20/2015 7:42:45 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Steynonline ^ | July 20 2015 | Mark Steyn
    We are cursed, as the Chinese say, to live in "interesting times", about which there is much to say - the Iran deal, for example, or the Allaku Akbar guy running amok in Chattanooga. Yet the dead sloth that is the Republican Party has finally roused itself to spend the last 48 hours hammering Donald Trump for impugning the honor of John McCain. As his criminal-immigrant surge demonstrates, Trump's support comes almost entirely from Americans who feel the political class passes its time talking about nothing that matters to them. So feel free to spend the weekend talking about John...
  • The Super Bowl of Superholes ... Mark Steyn

    07/20/2015 10:58:58 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 20 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    We are cursed, as the Chinese say, to live in "interesting times", about which there is much to say - the Iran deal, for example, or the Allaku Akbar guy running amok in Chattanooga. Yet the dead sloth that is the Republican Party has finally roused itself to spend the last 48 hours hammering Donald Trump for impugning the honor of John McCain. As his criminal-immigrant surge demonstrates, Trump's support comes almost entirely from Americans who feel the political class passes its time talking about nothing that matters to them. So feel free to spend the weekend talking about John...
  • Watch: Trump Brutally Scolds Matt Lauer On Live TV During Heated Exchange – ‘You’re The Media…’

    07/20/2015 10:43:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 7/20/15 | James Beattie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been the target of much criticism, most recently for inflammatory remarks he made about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at a forum Saturday in Ames, Iowa, hosted by pollster Frank Luntz. Speaking by phone Monday on NBC’s Today, Trump reiterated to host Matt Lauer that he’s “not a fan of John McCain,” asserting that “he’s done a terrible job for the vets.” The Today host steered Trump from McCain’s record to Saturday’s comments:
  • The silly outrage that follows a candidate’s insensitive words

    07/20/2015 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Why can't a caustic jackhole be a good president? Someone must have really said something horrible when a bunch of people who can’t stand John McCain are incensed over a purported insult of John McCain. Someone needs to explain the rules to Donald Trump: The senator from Arizona, who regularly refers to those who disagree with him as “crazies” and “wacko birds”, must always be acknowledged as a war hero. No exceptions. No room for discussion about whether the designation of “hero” should be limited to those who actually achieve something that furthers the war effort - as opposed to...
  • Of course, nobody expects Trump to apologize...

    07/20/2015 11:20:11 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-20-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Fox News defends Donald Trump's 'war hero' comments, turns on Sen. John McCain

    07/20/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    "If you listen the comments in total, he's not critical of John McCain the war hero, he's critical of his Senate record," co-host Steve Doocy said. Responding and agreeing was co-host Geraldo Rivera, who was not as enthusiastic as Doocy, but did say that Trump would need to at least clarify his remarks. Later in the show, co-host Brian Kilmeade interviewed former Ronald Reagan advisor, agreeing that the situation was "blown out of proportion." Kilmeade continued to defend Trump, saying that "he went on to say 4 more times that he was a war hero." This statement was looked into...
  • Trump and His Apologists (Wall Street Journal Editorial)

    07/20/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 180 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Editorial
    The summer Trump polling spurt has nonetheless been instructive in exposing a growing problem on the political right. All too many conservatives, including some magazine editors, have been willing to overlook his hucksterism as he’s risen in the polls. They pretend that he deserves respect because he’s giving voice to some deep disquiet or anger in the American electorate. But America has rarely lacked for demagogues willing to exploit public discontents. William Jennings Bryan won three Democratic presidential nominations running against eastern elites. In 1948 Henry Wallace ran as a Soviet sympathizer while Strom Thurmond won 39 electoral votes running...
  • Trump: I called McCain a 'hero' four times

    07/20/2015 9:40:38 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 31 replies
    Politifact ^ | July 19, 2015 | Linda Qiu
    Trump literally said McCain "is a war hero" five times, but always with strings attached. Twice, he was interrupted by Luntz before he could finish his sentence. Once, the statement was preceded by "I believe, perhaps." And the last two times, Trump added "because he was captured." He also, of course, started all this by saying McCain is "not a war hero." Experts told us these caveats change the meaning of the sentence entirely. " ‘He’s a war hero because he was captured’ implies that anybody who is captured is called a war hero, but there’s really nothing special about...
  • The beginning of the end of Trump (From the man who brought us the Trayvon trial fiasco)

    07/20/2015 9:13:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    Donald Trump finally said something that shook the Republican establishment out of its self-induced stupor over his presidential candidacy. “He’s a war hero because he was captured,” the loudmouth from New York said about Sen. John McCain, Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war, at a GOP cattle call in Iowa on Saturday. “I like people that weren’t captured.” That’s rich coming from a billionaire who received five deferments from military service during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, McCain, who refused early release, was held captive and tortured in a North Vietnam prison for five-and-a-half years. Anyone who aspires to be...
  • Wall Street Journal: Cruz’s closeness to Trump reveals ‘lack of character’

    07/20/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz insists he won’t wage “violence” on Republicans–which is part of the reason why he won’t condemn Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants and prisoners of war. The Wall Street Journal isn’t holding back, though. The paper’s conservative editorial board slammed Cruz and praised former Gov. Rick Perry for their starkly different responses to Trump’s claim that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., “is only a war hero because he got captured. I like people who weren’t captured better.” Perry, an Air Force veteran, had one of the quickest and most forceful condemnations of Trump, insisting the real estate mogul wasn’t...
  • [Uploaded on July 16, 2008] Why Veterans Should Not Support John McCain

    07/20/2015 7:22:13 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 15 replies
    Cindy Brochure youtube.com ^ | Uploaded on July 16, 2008 | Cindy Brochure
    Uploaded on Jul 16, 2008 Al Santoli -- combat vet of the Vietnam War and former Congressional investigator Carol Hrdlicka --wife of a Vietnam War pilot shot down, captured, yet never returned Mike Benge -- returned POW of the Vietnam War andEleanor Apodaca -- sister of a Vietnam War MIA explain some of the reasons that: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) rates John McCain's voting record as only 20% in support of veterans, the lowest in Congress; Iraq and Afghanistan American Veterans give McCain a grade of "D"; and Vietnam Veterans of America rate McCain's voting record on veterans' issues at...
  • Trump's defiance on McCain could reverse his rise — or prove his point

    07/20/2015 1:38:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 201 replies
    USA Today | July 19, 2015 | Susan Page and David Jackson
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/07/19/donald-trump-john-mccain--politics--self-destruction/30384747/
  • John McCain responds to Donald Trump: 'I'm not a hero'

    07/20/2015 8:12:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/20/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) said Monday that real-estate developer Donald Trump should apologize for comments he made over the weekend — but not to him. "I think he may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving our country," McCain said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." McCain was responding to Trump, a GOP presidential candidate who panned his war record over the weekend. Trump ignited a media firestorm by saying McCain was a war hero only because he was captured during the Vietnam War. "He's not...
  • Why millions of Americans love Donald Trump: He's no Herman Cain

    07/20/2015 6:30:04 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 29 replies
    July 20, 2015
    The media hates Donald Trump for many reasons. Originally it was, allegedly, because of his stand on Illegal Immigrants, but now, they have a new reason to hate him. No, it's not because he dissed one of their favorite RINOs, John McCain; it's because the media bullies have met their match. Unlike Herman Cain, who ran around the "ring" a couple of times and then fell down and cried don't hit me anymore, Trump is currently winning this boxing match. Why the comparison to Cain? The media's research teams apparently came up with a way to destroy a Black man,...
  • Trump’s ‘radioactive’ rhetoric

    07/20/2015 6:35:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 170 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Herman Cain
    No political nice speak here, and it drives the establishment insane It started with presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration, which drew huge criticism from the Republican establishment and the media. The unfortunate murder of Kate Steinle recently by an illegal in San Francisco quieted some of the criticism, but the debate then shifted to the legality of sanctuary cities to avoid acknowledging that there was some merit to Trump’s comments. And now Donald Trump has challenged the “war hero” designation of Arizona Senator John McCain just because he was a prisoner of war. Aside from the fact...