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  • Graham: Kasich 'not ready' for presidency

    08/29/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM EDT | Rebecca Shabad
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is “not ready to be Commander in Chief” because of his stance on spending cuts for the U.S. military, GOP presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told New Hampshire voters Friday. “John Kasich is a good friend of mine,” Graham said, according to Time , before adding, “He said he has no problem with sequestration.” Graham told voters that sequestration hurts U.S. national security. “As the enemy increases in its ability, our approach is to disarm,” Graham said. “If the next president doesn’t understand that the cuts are killing us, in terms of defending ourselves, you’re...
  • Graham: ISIS Loves Trump Seize Oil Idea

    08/28/2015 10:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said ISIS loves his rival, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s idea of “seize oil for the benefit of America” because it would be a huge “recruiting opportunity.” Graham said, “Well number one, Donald Trump’s plan to destroy ISIS is the most ill-conceived, insanely dangerous idea I have ever heard. Worse than Obama. I never thought I would hear myself say that there is a Republican running for office that’s got a worse idea when it comes to radical Islam than Obama. So here is...
  • Confederate Flag-Vest-Wearing Ohio Police Chief Won’t Apologize

    08/28/2015 4:20:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 28 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Port Clinton, Ohio, Police Chief Robert Hickman was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while on vacation in South Dakota.An Ohio police chief isn’t really addressing the controversy that has unfolded since he was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while vacationing in South Dakota, WKYC reports. Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said that he doesn’t “look at the Confederate flag as a racist symbol,” with some residents defending him, saying he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body. “I think he was just wearing a shirt,” Port Clinton resident Bryan Meek told the...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 4:06:45 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • The Daily 202: Trump says maybe America should try making a jerk president

    08/28/2015 11:19:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | August 28, 2015 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    GREENVILLE, S.C.—As Donald Trump studied the crosstabs of a recent poll, his favorite hobby since he started leading in all of them, he was pleased, he said, to see that GOP primary voters perceive him as better equipped than his rivals to handle the economy, national security and even social issues. But one nugget in the survey nagged at the New York billionaire. “The only thing I did badly on was: Is he a nice person? I was last in terms of niceness,” he said. Campaigning deep in the Bible Belt yesterday, the businessman spun this as an asset, not...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 9:59:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Take a Guess Which 4 GOP Candidates Signed a Pledge to Back Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

    08/26/2015 6:38:59 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 34 replies
    Liberty News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Out of 17 Republican presidential candidates, 4 have signed a pledge to support a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The pledge which would define marriage as the union between on man and one woman is sponsored by a non-profit named the National Organization for Marriage. In a press release Tuesday, the group announced the names 4 Republican candidates that have signed the pledge along with 3 that have refused to signed.
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Graham: RNC chairman 'dumb' to say Trump is good for the GOP [Says Mr. 0.3%]

    08/25/2015 4:28:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/25/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has shifted his focus from censuring fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump to blasting the head of the Republican Party. The hawkish senator appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" Tuesday to defend his plan to deploy U.S. ground-combat forces to Iraq and Syria if elected president and to discuss China's economic woes. But when the conversation shifted to Trump, the senior senator was quick to reject the GOP front-runner's plan to deport children born to illegal-immigrant parents and had some choice words for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus who recently called Trump a "net...
  • Graham: Trump Appeals To 'Dark Side' Of GOP That Thinks Obama Is Muslim

    08/26/2015 12:51:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | August 25, 2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday that fellow candidate Donald Trump has tapped into the "dark side" of the GOP. Graham was explaining how his rival has managed to dominate the Republican presidential race, polling as high as 35 percent depending on the survey. Graham said the support still represented a minority of the GOP. “Twenty-five percent of our party that probably thinks Obama was born in Kenya or wants to believe that. There’s 25 percent of our party wants him to be a Muslim because they hate him so much,"...
  • Graham: If ‘Idiot’ Trump Is the GOP Nominee, We’ll Lose and We Should Lose

    08/25/2015 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 25, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s calls for the deportation of the 11 million illegal immigrants and their American citizen children is “Joseph McCarthy-like” and “illegal” and he added, “he’s a complete idiot when it comes to Middle East Policy” so if he is the nominee the GOP will “lose, and we should lose.” Graham said, “Well, I think Donald Trump’s pretty much an idiot on policy and Jeb Bush is a good man. What Jeb was talking about is birth right tourism. Millionaires from China and other...
  • Trump’s Deadline to Rule Out A Third Party Bid: Sept. 30

    08/25/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 78 replies
    WMAL ^ | August 25, 2015
    NEW YORK — (CNN) Donald Trump must rule out a third party bid before October if he wants to compete in South Carolina’s Republican primary, a crucial test in the nominating contest. Trump has repeatedly refused to rule out a third party candidacy, noting that he could use the threat of an independent bid as leverage, but he cannot appear on the South Carolina primary ballot unless he pledges to support the GOP nominee in the general election.
  • Graham: Trump's immigration plan is 'stupid' and 'illegal'

    08/25/2015 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/15 | Nick Gass
    Lindsey Graham excoriated Republican presidential rival Donald Trump on Tuesday morning for his immigration plan, calling it both “stupid” and “illegal.” In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Graham addressed Trump’s immigration proposal, which would call for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, revoke birthright citizenship from the children of immigrants who came to the United States illegally and call for the construction of a wall along the United States’ 1,900-mile long border with Mexico. “Well, Donald Trump’s plan on immigration is stupid,” the South Carolina senator said. “It’s illegal.” If you try to deport American-born children of immigrants who...
  • Graham on Trump: 'I'll beat his brains out' in S.C.

    08/25/2015 12:28:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Lindsey Graham says Donald Trump is a "complete idiot" and if the two face off in the Republican primary in Graham's home state of South Carolina, "I'll beat his brains out." Graham, the South Carolina senator, attacked Trump in a Tuesday morning interview on CNN. Trump had taunted Graham earlier in the day, highlighting a poll of South Carolina GOP primary voters that showed the real estate mogul leading the pack with 30% support and Graham much further back at 4%.
  • Donald Trump is blowing everyone else out of the water in 2 key states (Poll: NH 35% and SC 30% )

    08/25/2015 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 25, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump is dominating in two key early-primary states, according to new polls of the states released Tuesday. A new Public Policy Polling poll of Republican primary voters in New Hampshire found that the real-estate mogul is far ahead of the competition, with 35% saying that they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today. The closest opponent was Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who garnered 11%. "This is by far the best we’ve found Donald Trump doing anywhere during his entire surge,” Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling... The results were similar to a Monmouth...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Trump Taunts Lindsey Graham: 'Congrats... You Just Got 4 Points!'

    08/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PDT · by VinL · 79 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/25/15 | Caitlain Cruz
    Former reality television star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump taunted his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday over a recent poll that showed the senator way behind in Graham's home state. The taunt was spurred by a poll released Tuesday which found Trump led South Carolina among likely GOP voters. Trump eagerly shared his poll results on Twitter: Congrats @LindseyGrahamSC. You just got 4 points in your home state of SC—far better than zero nationally. You’re only 26 pts behind me. 9:49 AM - 25 Aug 2015 The Monmouth University poll found Trump receiving 30 percent support from likely...
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • George Will: Trump’s immigration plan could spell doom for the GOP

    08/22/2015 7:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/22/2015 | George Will
    It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so the Republican clamors are also for the requisite expansion of government’s size and coercive powers. Most of Donald Trump’s normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice robust disgust with Trump and the spirit...
  • Drink Deep, Drink Largely

    07/12/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    “A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. — Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709 “Wrong Church. Wrong People. Wrong Day.” Dylann Roof allegedly said he wanted to start a race war, and Emanuel A.M.E. Church responded. They refused to give in to temptation. So shall we all. Political activist groups descended on Charleston like ravens hunting carrion at the old meat market on Market St. These forces for division constantly instigate conflict, and race is their favorite wedge issue...
  • Trump Accused of Trashing GOP 'Brand' -- By GOP Brand-Trashers

    08/20/2015 7:05:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Donald Trump stands accused of "trashing the GOP brand" by many of the same GOP politicians and pundits who have no reluctance in "trashing" the most consequential recent decision made by a Republican president -- the decision to go to war in Iraq. When asked a few months ago whether he would have authorized the 2003 war in Iraq, as his brother President George W. Bush did, Republican candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush first said yes, "I would have." Then, when criticized days later, the younger Bush did a 180: "So here's the deal. If we're all supposed...
  • Graham: Trump going backward on immigration

    08/16/2015 1:13:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/16/15 | Vicki Needham
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed concern Sunday that the Republicans’ leading candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is going down the wrong road on immigration reform. Graham said that Donald Trump is embracing self-deportation that calls for all 11 million illegal immigrants to walk back to where they came from and “maybe we’ll let some of them come back.” “But I hope we don’t go down that road as a party,” Graham told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “So the leading contender Mr. Trump is going backward on immigration and I think he will take us all with him if...
  • Trump: "Be Careful Carly"

    08/14/2015 10:00:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 August 2015 14 August 2014 | by Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump warned fellow candidate Carly Fiorina “Be careful Carly” in a speech in New Hampshire on Friday. After arguing that fellow candidates South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)and former Texas Governor Rick Perry fell in the polls after attacking him, Trump said, “Carly was a little nasty to me. Be careful Carly. Be careful. But I can’t say anything to her, because she’s a woman, and I don’t want to be accused of being tough on women. I can’t do that, right? Can I do that? Women, am I allowed to fight back? Am I...
  • Donald Trump has an ace in the hole for dealing with attacks from his Republican rivals

    08/14/2015 2:43:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 14, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    After Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) released a video criticizing real-estate magnate Donald Trump for his past allegiances with Democratic candidates, Trump had a familiar response at the ready. "Recently, Rand Paul called me and asked me to play golf," Trump said in a statement. "I easily beat him on the golf course and will even more easily beat him now, in the world in the politics." Then he added: "Senator Paul does not mention that after trouncing him in golf I made a significant donation to the eye center with which he is affiliated." Republican candidates are learning the hard...
  • GRAHAM: HILLARY WOULD ‘KILL’ TRUMP, JEB’S AND TRUMP’S ISIS STRATEGIES WRONG

    08/14/2015 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14,2014 | IAN HANCHETT
    South Carolina Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Grahaham criticized fellow candidates former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s and Donald Trump’s ISIS strategies, while arguing that Hillary Clinton would “kill” Trump in the general election on Friday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel Graham also argued that if Donald Trump gets the nomination, Hillary Clinton would “kill him. 62% of the people say they would never vote for Donald Trump. He — his plan for ISIL, to me, is gibberish. No, I think what he’s saying about foreign policy makes no sense. I’ve learned a lot in the last...
  • Trump triumphs in new Missouri poll; H. Clinton cruises past Bernie Sanders(Trump 23%,Jeb&Ben 11%)

    08/13/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Donald Trump reigns in Missouri, at least right now. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows him leading the Republican field in the state with 23 percent to 11 percent each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Mike Huckabee got 10 percent to 9 percent for Ted Cruz, 8 percent for Scott Walker, 7 percent for Carly Fiorina, 6 percent for Marco Rubio and 4 percent each for John Kasich and Rand Paul. Other candidates are at 1 percent or less: Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and George Pataki. Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham have no...
  • Graham opposes gov shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/12/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    GOP presidential contender Lindsey Graham told a campaign rally Tuesday that he can’t support a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood, because it would endanger national security. In a speech on foreign policy in South Carolina, Graham said he is opposed to federal funding on Planned Parenthood but warned a government shutdown would impair “our military, our intelligence community, the people we rely upon to protect us.” The South Carolina senator’s stance puts him in line with Senate leadership but at odds with the majority of the 2016 field, who have backed the hard-lined approach advocated by fellow Sens. Ted Cruz...
  • The Republican presidential race could be about to get a lot smaller

    08/12/2015 7:44:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 11, 2015 | Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania gets agitated when political analysts question why he is still in the race for the GOP presidential nomination when he is scoring less than 2 percent in the polls and has barely raised $1 million in campaign funds – a pittance compared with many of his rivals. He notes that when he ran for president last time, he had little money and low single-digit standing in the polls in January 2012 – just before he went on to beat Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses. This time, Santorum is so far behind the large...
  • Transparently Predictable Political Tripwires: Tonight, Carly Fiorina

    08/10/2015 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 38 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 8/10/15 | Sundance
    Transparently Predictable Political “Tripwires”.. August 10, 2015 First the good news ! Many people are beginning to have the awakening, the fundamental paradigm shift needed to understand the rather complex construct of the GOPe machine. At the request of many people who are only recently accepting the scope of the ruse, that is the 2016 GOP primary, we are going to begin identifying the “tripwires” before they are crossed, and then highlighting the tripwire WHEN it is crossed. Yesterday we told you of a specific “tripwire” to look for. Today, we share what it looks like moments before it is...
  • Trump Still Leads in Iowa; Fiorina on Fire; Paul Tanking

    08/10/2015 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Will88 · 93 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field in the state even after a weekend of controversy. He's at 19% to 12% for Ben Carson and Scott Walker, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 9% for Ted Cruz, and 6% for Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio. The other 9 candidates are all clustered between 3% and having no support at all (George Pataki)- John Kasich and Rand Paul are at 3%, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum at 2%, Chris Christie at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, and Pataki all...
  • Lindsey Graham's hilarious skeet shooting adventure

    08/08/2015 7:11:56 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-13-2015
    "I'm not so sure this is a good idea to give me a gun before 7:00. Where's the local hospital at?"
  • Lindsey Graham:Statement on Donald Trump’s Offensive Comments About Megyn Kelly(Endorses Dem Party)

    08/08/2015 1:42:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 92 replies
    I6 Graham for President ^ | August 8, 2015 | Lindsey Graham
    Alexandria, VA – Today, Senator Lindsey Graham released the following statement on the offensive comments about Megyn Kelly: “Due to Donald Trump’s unrelenting and offensive attack on Megyn Kelly and others, we are at a crossroads with Mr. Trump. I applaud Erick Erickson for doing the right thing when he disinvited Donald Trump from a gathering of Republican activists. As a party, we are better to risk losing without Donald Trump than trying to win with him. Enough already with Mr. Trump. “These statements are not worthy of the office he is seeking nor consistent with the leadership we should...
  • GOP underdogs go after Clinton, Obama; downplay long odds at first debate

    08/06/2015 3:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015
    Seven Republican primary underdogs downplayed their long political odds Thursday in Cleveland and directed their jabs instead at President Obama and Hillary Clinton, each seeking a break-out in the first of two presidential debates. All candidates on the Fox News/Facebook stage were united in opposition to the newly struck nuclear deal with Iran, hammering administration policies as they largely avoided tangling with each other. "The first thing I will do is tear up that agreement with Iran," former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. Almost every candidate on stage took a shot at Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner. South Carolina Sen....
  • Uneven Performances in Trump-less Republican Forum

    08/03/2015 10:00:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 3, 2015 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush stumbled through a familiar question about his brother and father, struggling for the right words as he cracked a joke about duking it out with anyone who questioned the legacy of his aging dad. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey awkwardly said aloud what many have been wondering about his candidacy: “Am I washed up?” And Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina reached back to the 1990s to attack Hillary Rodham Clinton’s credibility by dredging up her husband’s dishonesty about a sexual affair. Mischievously promising to translate “Clinton-speak” for the audience, Mr. Graham explained, “When Bill says, ‘I...
  • 5-year-old ‘Interviews’ Trump about his Opponents

    08/03/2015 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 7 replies
    Clean.tv ^ | 8-3-15 | Clean.tv
    Melody, a 5-year-old Newscaster and political pundit, ‘interviews’ Donald Trump about his Political Opponents on her Internet talk show, “A Moment with Melody.” ANNOUNCER: Welcome to today’s edition of A Moment with Melody with your host… MELODY: Melody! …Today I’m going to ask Donald Trump a question: What he thinks of his political opponents. And at the end of the program, I’m going to see if he will give me a helicopter ride… Welcome to my show, Mr. Trump. I’d like to ask you a question. What’s wrong with the other candidates? And a follow up question: Why you would...
  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

    08/03/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/15 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest. "I wouldn't be running in New Hampshire if I thought I couldn't win in New Hampshire," he said. "It will be good for the party to have my voice." Sen. John McCain, Graham's friend and colleague and a two-time New Hampshire primary winner, agrees. He joined Graham on Saturday for a full day of events, including a town hall meeting in Manchester
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Sen. Graham moved up in Air Force Reserve ranks despite light duties

    08/02/2015 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02 Aug 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    Of all the candidates vying to become the nation’s next commander in chief, none has spent as much time in the military as Sen. Lindsey O. Graham. The South Carolina Republican retired from the Air Force this summer after a 33-year career, including two decades as a reservist while serving in Congress.Graham is running as a ­national-security hawk, calling himself a “battle-tested leader” with “a lifetime of military service.” Images of him wearing camouflage in the field are a common thread in his campaign.But a detailed examination of Graham’s military record — much of it obtained under the Freedom of...
  • Lindsey Graham: "Make Me Commander-in-Chief"

    08/01/2015 8:33:49 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Iowa Public Radio ^ | 7-31-15 | Joyce Russell
    South Carolina Senator and candidate for the Republican nomination for President Lindsey Graham addressed a crowd of about a hundred people in West Des Moines today. Graham is travelling the country arguing for a "no" vote in Congress for the Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Flanked by a banner proclaiming “No Nukes for Iran,” Graham says the agreement will promote terrorism in the Middle East. He presents himself as the strongest security hawk in the race. And he vows to fight radical Islam with more U.S. ground troops overseas.
  • Graham: If Trump is the nominee, GOP gets 'killed'

    07/30/2015 4:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Boston Herald's Herald Bulldog ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chris Villani
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, one of many recent targets of fellow presidential hopeful Donald Trump, took the opportunity to swing back at Trump during an appearance on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show. “I see (the GOP) getting killed if he is the nominee,” the South Carolina Republican said. “We are not going to elect a man president of the United States who has said the things he’s said about John McCain, who believes that most illegal immigrants are drug dealers and rapists, who has openly espoused the fact that he thinks the president of the United States was born...
  • Lindsey Graham Confirms that McConnell Lied

    07/28/2015 7:14:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/28/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Nothing embodies our broken political system more than the fact that some politicians are more concerned about calling someone a liar than the actual lying. In a Sunday speech on the Senate floor full of pomp and sanctimony, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said the following referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Most egregiously, Mr. President, the Senate floor has even become a place where Senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them in personal terms and to impugn their character—in blatant disregard of Senate rules, which plainly prohibit such conduct.” Roll Call proudly published an article disseminating Hatch’s...
  • Social Justice, American Style. Coming Soon To a Town Near You.

    07/28/2015 5:28:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-29-2015 | MOTUS
    First order of business today: Results of the first two playoffs in Round One of the Sweet Sixteen:Bracket A: Trump kiboshed Lucky Lindsey’s chance of becoming the country’s first historic white gay president. Bracket B: Rick Perry proved you have to do more than play bass in order to come in as second fiddle in this band. Just follow the detour signsHuckabee enjoyed a late-day surge as news of his criticism of Big Guy’s Built-a-Bomb-for-Iran plan circulated; alas, it was not enough to overcome Perry’s early lead.In other news, America’s first historic gay black president continued his multi-colored magical mystery...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump 'Selling Fear and Prejudice'

    07/26/2015 6:57:11 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Ali Dukakis
    Lindsey Graham might thank Donald Trump for getting him to finally buy a new phone, but the South Carolina senator said today he still doesn't think the Republican Party should "hire" the real estate mogul as its presidential candidate. Graham made national headlines last week when he destroyed his old-school cell phone after Trump read the number aloud on national TV, but Graham had more just jokes for his opponent in the race for GOP presidential nomination. Speaking exclusively with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," the senator said he sees great dangers in continuing to support Trump, the current...
  • The MOTUS 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination Race Brackets

    07/27/2015 4:59:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-27-2015 | MOTUS
    Big Guy filled out his brackets ages ago, have you? It’s time to get started on the  GOP Presidential Nomination brackets since we have only a year before the Republican Convention, and we now have a “Sweet 16” grouping. I know FOX is only dealing with 10 candidates, butt what do you prefer – a  “Zen 10” or a “Sweet 16”? That’s what I thought.Here’s the way it works: I generated my bracket matchups by starting with the results of the ABC/WaPo poll conducted July 16-19 which I  then modified by using Chicago Rules – or as the lawyers put...
  • Graham: Trump 'Selling Fear and Prejudice'

    07/26/2015 1:34:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | July 26, 2015 | Ali Dukakis
    Lindsey Graham might thank Donald Trump for getting him to finally buy a new phone, but the South Carolina senator said today he still doesn't think the Republican Party should "hire" the real estate mogul as its presidential candidate. Graham made national headlines last week when he destroyed his old-school cell phone after Trump read the number aloud on national TV, but Graham had more just jokes for his opponent in the race for GOP presidential nomination. Speaking exclusively with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," the senator said he sees great dangers in continuing to support Trump, the current...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM: ‘Trump Is Going To Kill My Party’ And We Say, ‘Screw Off Lindsey!’

    07/23/2015 8:55:48 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 49 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 07-23-2015
    Thursday on CNN, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Donald Trump’s recent controversial comments on illegal immigrants are going to “kill” the Republican Party.
  • 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...
  • GOP Leader Donald Trump: I Will Not Run Third Party, I Will Only Run as a Republican (VIDEO)

    07/22/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Dana Loesch spoke with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today on her Blaze television program. Dana asked Mr. Trump about sharing Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number with the public, the Planned Parenthood controversy, same sex marriage, and what he would do to fix the Veterans Administration. ** You can watch the entire interview here.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Donald Trump told Dana he will not run third party and will only run as a Republican. Trump is currently leading the polls in Iowa. ** Much more here.