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  • The Department of Justice is a Criminal Syndicate

    05/23/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    Nearly a decade after the crash of the U.S. Housing market, the Obama administration continues to pursue claims against large financial institutions accused of contributing to the crash. For instance, in the past three years the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled with JPMorgan Chase & CO. in November 2013, Citigroup Inc. in July 2014, and Bank of America in August in 2014. These settlements concerned allegations related to the issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, and collectively these three settlements alone have totaled $36.65 billion in payments from the banks to various federal, state, non-governmental organizations, and direct consumer relief....
  • Why Are Tech Companies So Liberal?

    05/20/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 35 replies
    Richochet ^ | May 2016 | Ulysses768
    Good article by tech worker suggesting his theory of demographics, artistic license and college indoctrination.
  • Progressives are the new Victorians but their reign is ending (video)

    05/19/2016 8:19:13 AM PDT · by walford · 23 replies
    The Rebel ^ | May 18, 2016 | Gavin McInnes
    They call themselves "progressives," but far-left nuts are really old fashioned, boring prudes. They hate jokes, sex and art. But I predict their reign of terror across campuses, the media and everywhere else is coming to an end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NL1imQON5E
  • 111 (U. Methodist) clergy, clergy candidates come out as gay (on eve of denominational convention)

    05/10/2016 3:24:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 89 replies
    Good News ^ | 10 May 16 | Steve Beard
    By Heather Hahn May 9, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) On the eve of the 2016 General Conference, more than 100 United Methodist clergy and clergy candidates have come out as LGBTQ religious leaders. We are here because God has called us to serve in this denomination, and our souls are fed by the theology in which weve been raised, the 111 United Methodists write in what they callA Love Letter to Our Church.The signers come from across the United States, and one signer is from the Philippines. They identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex in...
  • Trump stage-rusher has Go Fund Me page (Tommy DiMassimo)

    05/05/2016 11:11:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    AJC ^ | 04 MAY 16 | Dan Klepal
    Tommy DiMassimo, the Wright State University student with Atlanta ties who in March rushed the stage at an Donald Trump rally in Ohio, has raised $340 from 10 people through a Go Fund Me page for his legal defense as of Wednesday afternoon. His funding goal is $25,000, according to the page. DiMassimo was arrested March 12 after he vaulted a stage barrier and rushed to the back of the stage in a hangar near Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. His Go Fund Me page gets political, saying that he rushed the stage not to...
  • Liberal Activists Worked With AGs to Target Conservatives

    05/05/2016 9:51:33 AM PDT · by milton23 · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2016 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issuesincluding civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reformas a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundations Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tanks Election Law Reform Initiative. Read his research. In Ray Bradburys classic dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, a future society criminalizes the possession of books and burns them in order to suppress any dissenting ideas, opinions, and views. Today, we have state attorneys general trying to implement their own version of Fahrenheit...
  • Trump say hes open to higher minimum wage, goes after Sanders supporters

    05/04/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 143 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | SA Miller
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was open to raising the federal minimum wage, breaking with the prevailing view of his party. Im actually looking at that because I am very different from most Republicans, Mr. Trump said in an interview on CNNs. You have to have something that you can live on.
  • Utah Gov. John Huntsman,Jr: Donald Trump "Better Positioned" To Cut Across Party Boundaries

    05/03/2016 3:57:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. is throwing his support behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Weve had enough intraparty fighting. Nows the time to stitch together a winning coalition, Huntsman said to Politico.
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • It's 'Possible' Hillary Clinton Could Be Better President than GOP Pick, Charles Koch Says

    04/24/2016 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 88 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Apr 23, 2016, 6:04 PM ET | JONATHAN KARL ALEXANDER MALLIN
    It's a nightmare scenario for Republicans, but conservative billionaire Charles Koch says "it's possible" Hillary Clinton could make a better president than the remaining candidates in the GOP primary. Koch, one of the most influential and controversial forces in Republican politics, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News to air Sunday on "This Week" that he believed Bill Clinton was a better president "in some ways" than George W. Bush. "In other ways, I mean [Clinton] wasn't an exemplar. But as far as the growth of government, the increase in spending," Koch said. "It was 2.5 times [more] under...
  • Trump: Oh, Sure, Ill Raise Taxes

    04/21/2016 7:40:43 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 45 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Hank Berrien
    Thursday morning, asked on the Today Show whether he believed in raising taxes on the wealthy, Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the GOP nomination for president, gave a reply that illuminated how much of a Democrat in GOP clothing the Orange-Haired One is, replying, I do, I do. As time passes, Trump is becoming almost indistinguishable from Bernie Sanders. Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief saw this back in February, in a piece delineating how alike the two men were on numerous policies. For the sake of solely concentrating on their similarities vis--vis economic policy, heres Shapiros section on that: Theyre both anti-establishment...
  • College Cancels Debate Between Conservative And Liberal BECAUSE CONSERVATIVE WAS PARTICIPATING

    04/16/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/16 | Eric Owens
    At the last minute, officials at the State University of New York at New Paltz curtly canceled a planned campus debate between a notable left-wing media critic and a notable right-wing media critic because the right-wing media critic has right-wing views. The last-minute cancellation of the debate between Jeff Cohen of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting and Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media occurred on March 30, the day it was scheduled, reports Campus Reform.
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG News.org ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA Thursday marked the start of The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference and this years theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of The Privilege Institute,...
  • Trumps New Magic Number Is 40 Percent Of The Vote

    04/07/2016 9:19:22 PM PDT · by Leto · 67 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 4-7-16 | Nate Silver
    Donald Trump has 39 percent of the vote in our Pennsylvania polling average, 37 percent in California, and 39 percent in Maryland. If this were February or early March, that would leave him without much to worry about. Even if Trump picked up zero undecided voters, hed be pretty much guaranteed a win with the rest of the vote divided between a half-dozen opponents. But those days are over. In Wisconsin on Tuesday, Trump had 35 percent of the vote the same share that allowed him to win New Hampshire easily in February, and a larger percentage than he...
  • An Up-close Look at the Liberal-Muslim Alliance

    03/31/2016 6:20:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 31 Mar, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    I have read about the paradoxical alliance between Islam and the left for years. I have even written about it -- at some length, in fact, in my newest book Scarlet Letters. But it was only a few weeks go that I got to see up close the mechanisms that allow people who celebrate homosexuals to find common cause with those who, when the law allows, happily sever their heads.
  • Margaret Cho loses it on stage (fat, angry, leftist, liberal, lesbian meltdown)

    03/29/2016 8:20:40 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 65 replies
    Page 6 ^ | 28 MAR 16 | Jessica Sanger
    Rape is no laughing matter to Margaret Cho or to the audience that walked out of one of her performances on Saturday night. Cho, 47, performed at the Stress Factory comedy club in New Brunswick, NJ, on Saturday to a sold-out crowd, but not a happy one. Witnesses tell Page Six that Cho opened her set by talking about Garry Shandlings death and her own rape instead of telling jokes. She kept on talking about rape and how bad rape is, and it evidently pissed off a few people in the audience, an audience member told us. She really got...
  • The Radical Left's Unholy Alliance with Islam

    03/28/2016 12:07:00 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 21 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 03/28/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    The Islamic State terrorist organization known as ISIS first outlined their strategy to attack the West in a 99-page manifesto issued in January of 2015 under the title of Black Flags from Rome. ISIS states that their strategy in the West is to do hit and run tactics and then go into hiding in order to waste millions and billions of dollars on police while shutting down major cities. The manifesto further notes that, once the media attention dies down, the Islamic State will tell another Sleeper Cell to carry out another attack again. Their reason being that this will...
  • Woman Charged for slapping Police Horse at KC Trump Protest

    03/19/2016 6:53:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 149 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 3-19-2011 | Stephan Ganey
    A woman in the midst of the protests outside the rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump on March 12 was arrested on Friday for abuse of a police service animal. According to a police report, an officer mounted on horseback was involved in police crowd control outside the Midland Theatre when protesters began moving into the street and blocking traffic, approaching officers on foot. After police verbally instructed the protesters back onto the sidewalk, the crowd continued moving forward and mounted officers moved into position to block the crowd. Police said thats when the suspect, April J. Foster, 29, approached...
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • We Want The Truth

    03/04/2016 11:20:30 AM PST · by scoresettled · 7 replies
    www.patcondell.net ^ | 12/14/2015 | Pat Condell
    The truth sets us free...
  • Legalize incest and necrophilia, says Swedish Liberal Partys youth wing

    03/01/2016 9:58:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/29/16 | Pete Baklinski
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Last week the youth wing of Sweden’s Liberal Party voted to call for the decriminalization of sexual relations between siblings as well as sexual relations with a corpse, on the argument that laws should not be based on “morality” or on a societal consensus on what is “disgusting.”“We are a youth organization and one of our tasks is to think one step further,” said Liberal Youth leader Cecilia Johnsson to  Swedish news site Aftonbladet last week. “I understand that [incest and necrophilia] can be seen as unusual and disgusting but legislation can not be...
  • Video Emerges Proving Marco Rubio Voted for Gun Ban

    02/29/2016 10:20:54 PM PST · by maggief · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 29, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A video has emerged to settle the back-and-forth dispute between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% as to how the Florida senator voted on a gun-control proposal in 1999. On Feb. 27, Ted Cruz said Rubio voted to ban guns from city parks while a commissioner in West Miami City.
  • TRUMP PALS AROUND WITH GEORGE SOROS

    02/28/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 164 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | Jen Kuznicki
    Not only has Trump funded open borders politicians like Schumer, Durbin, McCain, Graham and Menendez, but hes also been bailed out by George Soros. Trump actually spent Christmas Eve with George Soros in 2009, according to the New York Post. But hey, billionaires gotta stick together, you know? Nevermind that Soros is for a One World Order, an anti-Zionist and an anti-constitutional funder of all things unholy. The funder of all things unholy also funded the Trump Tower in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune: Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George...
  • Yes, Trump is the liberal Republican in the race

    02/27/2016 6:28:18 AM PST · by LouD · 204 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/26/16 | Timothy Carney
    It upsets some liberals to say this and it persuades no Trump supporters but Donald Trump is a liberal Republican. He would be the most liberal Republican nominee in at least in 20 years. Here are seven reasons why that's true. 1.) Trump's voters are at the left end of the GOP 2.) He supports subsidizing Planned Parenthood 3.) Trump's endorsers are liberals 4.) Trump wants to crack down on free political speech 5.) Donald Trump believes along with the liberal SCOTUS majority and the liberal New York Times that eminent domain for corporate gain is marvelous 6.)...
  • Progressive Totalitarianism

    02/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 15 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 02/26/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book The Snapping of the American Mind, David Kupelian asks the following painful question that millions of Americans like myself have pondered for years and will ponder for some time to come as America slowly rips itself apart. Kupelian writes, “How could it be that hundreds of thousands of Americans fought and bled – and many died – on foreign shores to contain an evil and metas-tasizing ideology variously called communism, Marxism, socialism, collectivism, or statism, and yet now, just a few years later, we would gaze up at the pinnacle of power in our own country and...
  • 'World peace' hitcher is murdered (2008)

    02/25/2016 9:07:34 PM PST · by HeartlandOfAmerica · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 April 2008 15:42 UK | Unattributed
    'World peace' hitcher is murdered Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking to the Middle East with a fellow artist An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey. The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday. She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people. Turkish police say they have detained a man in connection with the killing....
  • POLITICS: Liberal women seen as weak on terrorism issues, study finds

    02/23/2016 5:15:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | February 23, 2016 | Anne Millerberne
    POLITICS: Liberal women seen as weak on terrorism issues, study finds A new study from UC Riverside suggests that Hillary Clinton may have two big obstacles working against her going into the 2016 election: she's a woman and she's a liberal. Those two traits combined make voters think twice about supporting her when terrorism is in the news, according to a news release from UCR about the study. The study cites researchers from UCR, Tulane University and Vanderbilt University who have learned female democratic presidential hopefuls are viewed by voters as weaker and less capable than their male and republican...
  • House GOP leader sees two-person race between Trump, Rubio [Trump's rise like Schwarzenegger's]

    02/22/2016 5:33:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday suggested that the Republican presidential race is now down to Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, leaving out Ted Cruz. I see it more as Trump-Rubio," McCarthy said during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as the hosts discussed pundits who ruled out candidates like Ohio Gov. John Kasich. "Cruz's whole strategy of winning - he wasn't planning on Trump - and when you look going through the evangelical vote and others, he just lost that," McCarthy added. Trump picked up nearly a third of the vote in South Carolina on Saturday while...
  • Trump and Schwarzenegger: A political comparison

    02/18/2016 3:05:22 PM PST · by JediJones · 32 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/15/2015 | Seema Mehta
    Donald Trump's visit to the Iowa State Fair was a spectacle... Rob Stutzman...witnessed the scene and experienced flashbacks to the hordes his client, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, encountered during his unlikely bid for California governor during the 2003 recall election. "It's celebrity appeal," Stutzman said. "Both of them are very skilled at using their celebrity to attract public and media attention," They are wealthy celebrities, so universally branded that they are known by their first names. Schwarzenegger and Trump have a flair for theatrics that play well on the evening news. Some examples: Schwarzenegger dropped a 3,600-pound wrecking ball on an...
  • Watch Donald Trump Guess Incorrectly The Candidate Being Described To Him (VIDEO)

    02/18/2016 6:32:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | February 18, 2016 | Jay Caruso
    Donald Trump had a town hall last night with MSNBC. Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and the audience were asking Donald Trump questions. At one point, Mika Brzezinski started to describe a candidate to Donald Trump, going through a host of viewpoints and descriptions. She then asked Trump who she was describing. Watch this :36 The look on Trump's face is absolutely priceless. One would think, this might be something that gives pause to Republicans considering voting for Trump. He and Bernie freaking Sanders are apparently so alike, Sanders gets described and Trump thinks the person is talking about him. Seriously,...
  • Trump Says He’d Consider Bill Pryor for Sp. Ct, Who Prosecuted ‘Ten Commandments’ Judge

    02/14/2016 4:27:13 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 107 replies
    Charistian News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Heather Clark
    Pyror Moore II-compressedCHARLESTON, S.C. — During Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Donald Trump said that if he were to nominate a judge to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, he would consider Diane Sykes or Bill Pryor, the latter of which prosecuted “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore.
  • The Left's Dirty Secret - They Hate You. Yes, YOU.

    02/12/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-16 | Brother Bob
    One of the more maddening elements of our political debate is how both sides view the individual, and how they treat them. Conservative ideals are based on individual responsibility, and in turn the state showing respect for that individual. On the flip side, as we saw in our last chapter, the Radical Left despises the individual, and will always put the state ahead of individual rights1. What's maddening is how despite their contempt for the individual, the Radical Left does an outstanding job of exploiting personal stories to push their agenda, while the side that puts respect for the...
  • Being a Leftist Means never having to Say You're Sorry

    02/11/2016 10:26:56 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces | 02-06-16 | Brother Bob
    What may be the most appealing thing about being a leftist is that you can never be wrong - ever. As we learned from our last post, leftist ideas never fail because their only objective is to make leftists feel good about themselves.If their ideas appear to fail, it is always someone else's fault - greedy businesses, obstinate Republicans, racist Americans, etc. It never even enters the thought process that when a leftist idea fails it's becasue their ideas might not have been good to begin with. As The Bookworm puts it,"Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have...
  • Why Is Rush Limbaugh Helping the Democrats?

    02/07/2016 7:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 90 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 7th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Rush Limbaugh doesn’t understand that he is the best friend the Democrats have. He is helping them get the devotion of the Main Stream Media.
  • What Trump Just Said About The LGBT Community Will Make Conservatives Go Crazy (VIDEO)

    02/05/2016 9:29:46 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 175 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | February 5, 2016
    In a stunning reversal, Donald Trump said that he will strengthen the rights of the LGBT community and bring people together. His new stance comes just days after he said that as president, he would “strongly consider” overturning Obergefell vs Hodges, the Supreme Court decision that found that same-sex couples have a legal and constitutional right to marry. “I’m a lesbian, we’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community,” NECN reporter Sue O’Connell told Trump. When President Trump is in office, can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” Here is Trump’s...
  • Top Five Libtard fails of 2015

    02/05/2016 8:38:54 AM PST · by mkleesma · 2 replies
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet ^ | 12/27/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    2015 was when social justice warriors and the regressive left went 'full retard'.
  • He threw a tantrum. She ignored him.

    02/05/2016 4:56:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | February 3, 2016 | Annabbel Monaghan
    I saw a woman leaving the YMCA recently with a baby strapped to her chest. She had a second, slightly larger baby in a stroller. And she had a tantrum-throwing three-year-old holding her hand. She was infested with small children. I couldn't help but stare... The three-year-old was trying to make a scene. I say "trying to make a scene" because he was waging war against his mother, and she was refusing to participate. With a steady gait and an even expression, she ignored him. It was the most spectacular moment in parenting I have ever seen. This woman, who...
  • Carter: ‘I Think I Would Choose Trump’ Over Cruz [Cruz is not malleable]

    02/03/2016 10:32:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Former President Jimmy Carter surprised reporters in London Wednesday by saying he would choose Donald Trump over Ted Cruz to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, "which may surprise some of you." Carter stated that given the choice, "I think I would choose Trump.... Trump has proven already he's completely malleable,” reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right wing policies he'd pursue if he became president." Still, Carter feels Trump will "fade away"...
  • Why did Trump underperform in Iowa?

    02/02/2016 11:36:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Conventional wisdom is congealing around two key factors in Trump’s loss this morning, so let me offer them to you as I think there’s merit to both. The main factor: Evangelicals came through for Cruz in the crunch. Political sites have been filled with news over the past few weeks about Trump’s surprising strength with born-again Christians, particularly given how intensely Cruz was courting those same voters. A guy who doesn’t know if he’s ever asked God’s forgiveness and who’s regularly demonstrated his unfamiliarity with Christian practices during this campaign shouldn’t be competitive with an evangelical candidate with dozens of...
  • Trump Finds Voice of Support in Unexpected Place: San Francisco's C-suite

    01/31/2016 8:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Mark Calvey
    Virgin America CEO David Cush stunned a San Francisco audience Wednesday night when he responded to a short, but controversial, question: "Trump or Hillary?" Essentially, the question was posed in the spirit of a lightning round asking him which candidate he thought would win a prospective Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential race. That followed a prior question on which team he expects will win the Super Bowl. Like a pitcher hoping to get out of a tight situation with a curve ball, Cush first avoided the question: "What's that? OK. I'm looking for the exit." That sparked laughter from...
  • Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president

    01/30/2016 3:24:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | January 30, 2016 | David Roberts
    As Donald Trump continues his pundit-defying dominance of the national polls, with early primaries just days away, the once-unthinkable has become all too thinkable: Could Trump actually pull this off? Could he become president? I'm going to stake out a firm answer: no. Absent extreme and unlikely circumstances*, Trump will never be president. Jack Shafer argues that Trump's success so far is a "black swan" event, an unpredictable and unrepeatable concatenation of improbable circumstances. That sounds about right. But just because some political rules and conventions have been violated doesn't mean they've all vanished. Just because Trump makes no sense...
  • Liberal perfection is the enemy of Conservative good enough.

    01/29/2016 11:05:15 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 13 replies
    Jan 29, 2016 | MosesKnows
    Liberal perfection is the enemy of Conservative good enough
  • Another View -- Michael Reagan: Trump is no Reagan Republican

    01/27/2016 5:29:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Mr. Trump, I knew Ronald Reagan. And you’re no Ronald Reagan! Of course, I am stealing that line — with a twist. Donald Trump shouldn’t mind. He’s been stealing my dad for his own purposes. Trump frequently invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to defend his sudden, 180-degree switch from being a life-long, pro-Clinton Democrat to a Reagan Republican. Both men did make a switch, but almost all the similarities between the two end there. Ronald Reagan’s odyssey from Hollywood liberal to conservative backer took place over almost two decades. Starting with his 1964 “Time for Choosing” speech that galvanized Americans for...
  • The Two Words That Explain Donald Trump

    01/26/2016 2:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Lawrence Meyers
    For months, pundits have been trying to suss out Donald Trump. Is he a Liberal? A RINO? A Conservative? Why did he give to this Leftist group? Why did he say this? How could he say that? He's Hitler. He's speaking what we think. What are his views on abortion, on the economy, on ISIS? Everybody, and I mean everybody, is so used at trying to pigeonhole political candidates that they are missing what is right in front of them. Donald Trump can be explained in two simple words: Donald Trump. Donald Trump is, and always has been, about himself....
  • 5 reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump

    01/26/2016 6:50:54 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 105 replies
    Salon ^ | Jan 25, 2016 | Robert Reich
    <p>1. ..........Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution.</p>
  • Gun-Hater Needed A Gun, Didn't Have One, Got Shot

    01/23/2016 12:36:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 23 Jan, 2016 | Bob Owens
    A main problem with blaming a tool (firearms) for the willful actions of people (violence) is that you may then find yourself in the position where you need that tool to mitigate the actions of other people… and by then you're out of luck, and perhaps you may not live to learn from your mistake. Sadly, I don’t think Andrea Koller will learn the right lessons even after surviving her ordeal, even though she and her daughter survived the experience only because the criminals allowed it. An out-of-town teacher who publicly railed against gun violence was shot in the shoulder...
  • Question for Liberals

    01/23/2016 11:18:39 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 8 replies
    Jan 23, 2016 | MosesKnows
    Did America's Founder Make A Mistake? My question is for liberals but of course, anyone with an opinion is welcome to comment. Did the founders err by limiting the legislative powers of the new government? The Progressive Movement supports the premise that man's nature has improved since the founder's ratified the Constitution. The improvement means there is no longer a need to limit the powers of the elected. The founders gave the government just enough power to perform its primary function of protecting the people's rights, and no others. The Federalist Papers reasoned that limiting legislation powers would limit the...
  • Sanders Supporters Call Hillary A Fascist on Progtalk radio

    01/23/2016 5:55:18 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Tom Taylor Now ^ | Tom Taylor
    Carl Wolfson was the local star of Clear Channel’s well-rated progressive-talk KPOJ (620) in Portland, Oregon before it was flipped to all-sports in 2008, and Carl kept going on local radio at non-com “X-Ray” KXRY/91.1. Now Willamette Week says “the personal attacks of Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters are causing him to cancel his show.” Wolfson says on Facebook “Okay, I’m done…If progressives that I have spoken for during the past nine years on radio have lowered themselves to label Hillary a ‘fascist’ or the ‘spawn of Satan’ and worse, I have too little faith in politics to continue.” Wolfson doesn’t...
  • Trump Promises 'Great Management' - We Need Limited Government

    01/23/2016 4:20:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2016 | Yuval Levin
    Donald Trump is no conservative. That's not a crime, it's just a reason to vote against him. Many fine people are not conservatives. But the reason Trump's candidacy should worry the Right runs much deeper than that: He poses a direct challenge to conservatism, because he embodies the empty promise of managerial leadership outside of politics. Trump's diagnoses of our key problems - first and foremost, that America's elites are weak and unwilling to put the interests of Americans first - have gained him a hearing from many on the right. But when he gestures toward prescriptions, Trump reveals that...
  • DID BOB DOLE JUST ENDORSE TRUMP?

    01/20/2016 2:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.20.16 | Aaron Goldstein
    Former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP standard bearer Bob Dole appears to have endorsed Donald Trump. SNIP Nevertheless, Dole praised Trump stating he could “probably work with Congress, because he’s, you know, he’s got the right personality and he’s kind of a deal-maker.” SNIP