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    06/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Regated ^ | June 22, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Give it up, Bernie Bots. As we previously mentioned in an article, we are fully expecting Bernie Sanders supporters to convert and vote for Donald Trump in the general election. They love him! Earlier this week, REGATED’s Mark Hammond talked to Bernie Sander supporters and asked them why they still supported Sanders. Some of them are considering switching to the Trump Train. And now, this morning, during his Crooked Clinton speech, Trump said it himself. Bernie Sanders supporters are welcome aboard!(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in money. That’s why we’re...
  • Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump’s Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

    06/24/2016 11:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | June 24, 2016 | Ariel Moutsatsos
    On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. Donald Trump and the pro-Brexit politicians such as Boris Johnson have benefitted from Lincoln’s assertion. Others haven’t learned from it. Some even insist on addressing public sentiment from a rational perspective. They throw facts and arguments at the people, thinking they can change public mood with information. Public sentiment is not rational, it’s emotional. I hate to point out the obvious...
  • Brexit should be a wake-up call to US liberals: don’t assume Trump will lose

    06/24/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    In the wake of the UK’s vote Thursday to leave the EU, comparisons of Brexit's  success to the rise of Donald Trump have been flying far and wide. This is only natural, since anti-immigrant, anti-elite, and nationalist sentiments played major roles in both shocking phenomena. Of course, many of these analogies are too facile. The US faces no comparable controversy over regulations from a transnational economic bureaucracy. The US electorate is much more diverse than Britain’s. Trump himself has massive weaknesses in personality, popularity, and campaign mechanics that an issue-oriented campaign doesn’t. And where "Leave" and "Remain" were essentially...
  • 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president'

    06/24/2016 9:17:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    As Donald Trump flew in to Scotland today after the UK's seismic break with the European Union, parallels have been drawn with the anti-immigration message that led to Brexit and his rise to presumptive Republican presidential candidate. Many have pointed out the similarities between Britain's decision to leave the EU and Trump's campaign - and believe it is an indication of how Americans will vote on November 8, which could see Trump in the White House. The Donald's arrival in the UK will be seen by many as a meeting of minds - two worlds colliding with shared views including...
  • Yet another Donald Trump super PAC launches, this one with a link to Ted Cruz

    06/23/2016 12:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WZVN-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    A super PAC initially linked to Ted Cruz transformed itself Wednesday into a new big-money group backing Donald Trump, the latest twist in the confusing orbit of pro-Trump super PACs. The new group, Make America Number I, was until Wednesday known as Keep the Promise I, a group funded almost entirely by $13.5 million from Republican megadonor Robert Mercer. The super PAC will now focus primarily on advertising opposing HIllary Clinton as opposed to supporting Trump, according to spokeswoman Kristina Hernandez, a decision made to give Trump-skeptical donors more comfort in contributing. Make America Number I is at least the...
  • Shuttered prison being prepared for Democratic convention (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2016 4:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2016 | The Associated Press
    A shuttered Philadelphia prison that was built 120 years ago and once used inmates as test subjects for biochemical research is being readied in case space is needed to hold protesters arrested during the Democratic National Convention. Tens of thousands of protesters are expected at the July 25-28 convention. Officials with the city's prison system tell the Philadelphia Inquirer Holmesburg Prison can be used if needed for mass arrests. The prison was closed in 1995....
  • Why isn’t the assassination attempt on Donald Trump bigger news?

    06/21/2016 6:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 21, 2016 | Callum Borchers
    The No. 1 trending question related to Donald Trump on Google right now is "Who tried to shoot Trump?" Which means a lot of people don't know the answer. Which is probably because the assassination attempt on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn't been covered as a major news story.(TWEET-AT-LINK) The answer, authorities say, is Michael Steven Sandford, a 20-year-old British citizen who was in the United States illegally after overstaying his visa. Sandford allegedly tried to pull a gun from the holster of a police officer at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday. He was arrested and...
  • After Orlando tragedy, LGBT community does double take at who shows up at Trump rally

    06/19/2016 3:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 19, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In the wake of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub a week ago, the LGBT community is rejecting Hillary Clinton’s gun-grabbing policy, turning out in droves in support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — Donald Trump. And in turning their backs on Clinton, they’re also rejecting President Barack Obama’s anti-gun narrative after the slaughter, and supporting Donald Trump’s message that we must combat radical Islam to prevent future such attacks. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was — radical Islamic terrorism,” Stephen Zieman, 23, a gay Trump...
  • Man tries to pull gun from officer at Trump rally (Las Vegas, Nevada)

    06/19/2016 3:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WISN-TV ^ | June 19, 2016 | Greg Clary, CNN
    Police arrested a 19-year-old man Saturday inside a Las Vegas theater where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was holding a campaign rally after the man attempted to pull a police officer's gun from its holster during the event. Police said Michael Sandford struck up a conversation with a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer under the pretenses that he was seeking to get an autograph. During the conversation, police said Sandford tried to pull the officer's service weapon from its holster. Other officers also assigned to provide security at the event were quickly able to detain Sandford and authorities said...
  • Orlando massacre prompts some in LGBT community to come out -- for Trump

    06/19/2016 12:35:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2016
    The Orlando terror massacre has members of the LGBT community around the nation coming out – for Donald Trump and the Second Amendment. Some among the reliable Democratic constituency were not persuaded by President Obama’s post-attack call for new gun control measures and renewed warning against painting Islam in a negative light. Trump’s counter message that Americans – including those in the LGBT community - must protect themselves against the hatred of radical Muslims struck a chord with Stephen Zieman. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was -- radical...
  • Clinton-Obama Vs. Trump Race

    06/19/2016 12:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 19, 2016 | Teri Webster
    President Obama is aggressively campaigning against Donald Trump, likening the presidential race to a Clinton-Obama vs. Trump race, NBC News reports. “Obama has inserted himself more directly into the campaign than previous second-term presidents,” writes NBC News. “…He is effectively turning the election into “Obama-Clinton v. Trump,” instead of a traditional contest between the two people with their names on the ballot.” Obama’s efforts to keep Trump out of the Oval Office are historically unprecedented among second-term presidents. Normally, they only get heavily involved in supporting a candidate after party nominating conventions. But since January, Obama has heavily criticized Trump’s...
  • Trump campaign: We're facing an emergency goal of $100,000

    06/18/2016 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    The Donald Trump campaign on Saturday released its first "emergency" fund-raising email, in response to an ad blitz from the Hillary Clinton campaign. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air. We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight," the email from Team Trump said. "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads. The email promises to release ads attacking Clinton on her role in Benghazi, the integrity of her donors and reported FBI probing of her private...
  • Donald Trump visits the Valley again (Arizona)

    06/18/2016 3:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | June 18, 2016 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Donald Trump is making a stop in the Valley today, visiting a Paradise Valley fundraiser, followed by a rally in Phoenix at the state fairgrounds. His last visit erupted in chaos as protestors blocked roads in Fountain Hills and clashed with supporters. Some supporters of the Republican presidential candidate showed up before 7 a.m. at the site of the rally....
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump is right, the establishment should just stop talking

    06/17/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    I have to admit, when I saw the headline “Donald Trump goes it alone” I was taken aback. My first thought was, why? Why would the Republican presidential nominee have to “go it alone?” W. James Antle III of the Washington Examiner expands on his headline, “Trump cannot count on Republican leaders to defend him during controversies or amplify his criticisms of the Democrats the way Clinton can Donald Trumpcount on her party. He cannot rely on the conservative media, which is often as critical of him as the liberal media. Commentators across the political spectrum are rooting for him...
  • ACLU Asks Mayor Kenney to Protect Dissent During DNC (Philadelphia)

    06/16/2016 8:14:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ACLU of Pennsylvania ^ | June 15, 2016
    PHILADELPHIA - The ACLU of Pennsylvania sent a letter to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today asking him to clarify the city’s position on protest activity during the Democratic National Convention. The letter is in response to recent statements by the city’s law department that contradict previous promises not to interfere with protesters. “We are very troubled that the city seems to be walking back from its previous position of fully accommodating protest during the Democratic National Convention,” said Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. “With the eyes of the country – and the world -on Philadelphia during...
  • Crowds build as Trump returns to Texas with rally at Gilley’s in Dallas

    06/16/2016 2:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | June 16, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    DALLAS — John Rhodes showed up at Gilley’s nightclub around 10 a.m. today, determined to not miss his chance to see Donald Trump for a third time. The Red Oak man said he wants to be at tonight’s rally for Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, to show his support. “I think he’s what we need to turn this country around,” said Rhodes, who was at the front of the line of supporters waiting to hear Trump speak around 7 p.m.. “Our current administration has failed us in many ways.” Rhodes is among thousands of North Texans — supporters and...
  • Swing state polls show Clinton and Trump in close race

    06/15/2016 6:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 15, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    At the outset of the general election campaign, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running neck-and-neck in polls in several battleground states that are likely to decide the winner. While state-specific polling is still scant, the handful of surveys conducted in the last few weeks show Clinton leading in Ohio and Virginia, while she and Trump are tied in Pennsylvania and each has claimed a lead in one of two surveys conducted in Florida. Trump leads in North Carolina. Nationally, Clinton holds a 5.5 percentage point lead, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average. Most of the state-level surveys...
  • Donald Trump to GOP: 'Be Quiet' or I’ll Lead Alone

    06/15/2016 6:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 15, 2016 | Candace Smith
    Donald Trump issued a harsh directive for fellow members of his party: Be quiet or I’ll be forced to lead alone. Speaking in the historic Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, Trump appeared to be fed up with leadership of the party he will likely lead into the November election. "You know, the Republicans, honestly folks, our leaders, our leaders have to get tougher. This is too tough to do it alone. But you know what, I think I’m going to be forced to. I think I am going to be forced to, our leaders have to get a lot tougher,”...
  • Dan Rather: I can see Trump winning, and Clinton backers should be really worried

    06/15/2016 3:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Dan Rather, former "CBS Evening News" anchor, said Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump can win the presidency, and Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton should be "very, very afraid." "I'm not predicting [Trump] will win, but I will say he's capable of winning in November. He has a path," Rather told CNBC's "Squawk Box," adding he does not expect the real estate billionaire to bow to pressure to be more "presidential." "Anybody who thinks Donald Trump is going to moderate himself along the way is either slightly 'touched' or 'smoking something very expensive.' It's not going to happen," said Rather, currently...
  • Poll: Trump leads in 4 bellwether counties

    06/15/2016 11:36:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 15, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    In the most pivotal counties in seven critical swing states, Donald Trump has a decided edge, according to a recent set of polling data collected by Axiom Strategies, the firm of Ted Cruz's former campaign manager Jeff Roe. Axiom identified seven counties in seven battleground states that have proven to be bellwethers in the last four elections. Trump, so far, has an edge in four of them, Hillary Clinton has an edge in two, and they're statistically tied in one. The selected counties correctly predicted the statewide result in each of the last four elections and came closest to the...
  • Are GOP Women Warming Up To Donald Trump?

    06/15/2016 10:32:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 15, 2016 | Asma Khalid
    It's no secret that Donald Trump has struggled to win over female voters. Polls show more than 60 percent of women have an unfavorable opinion of the presumptive Republican nominee. But, as the campaign pivots to the general election, are Republican women reconsidering Trump? It's this group of largely white women Trump needs in November. In the key battleground state of Ohio, there are plenty of women who adore Trump — and plenty of women who despise him. But many Republican women seem to be somewhere in the middle. They may not like Trump's tone, but they're willing to vote...
  • Trump holding rally in Greensboro tonight (North Carolina)

    06/14/2016 8:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | June 14, 2016 | Staff
    What: Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will hold a campaign rally in Greensboro on Tuesday. When: Doors open at 4 p.m.; event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Where: Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center Tickets: Free; go to; tickets are limited to two per mobile phone number.
  • Log Cabin Republican Leader: Only Trump Is Calling Orlando Radical Islamic Terrorism

    06/13/2016 1:06:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, “The presumptive nominees for both parties need to call this out for what it is – radical Islamic terrorism. The only one who did that was Donald Trump.” Angelo also extended “our sympathy, our sadness and our sorrow” to the victims of the “violent terrorist attack” in Orlando and their families on behalf of the group. “Let’s call this what it is. This was an attack by a radical Islamist terrorist on Americans.” Asked if he believed the spin from some Democrats that this...
  • Donald Trump's campaign draws dedicated volunteers

    06/13/2016 10:25:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Brandon Sun ^ | June 13, 2016 | Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Dale "Boomer" Ranney can get in Donald Trump's face like almost no one else. She has nudged her way to the front of 21 of his rallies, passing up book after book, photo after photo for him to autograph, finding success some 66 times. He smiles at her in recognition now. When she made a trip to Trump Tower in New York to be near him for his home state primary in April, he spotted her and told his security guards to let her into his victory party there later that day....
  • Lupica: Hillary Clinton can't rely on former President Bill Clinton to beat Donald Trump

    06/11/2016 6:48:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Mike Lupica
    There is no politician in recent memory who seems more a product of her handlers than Hillary Clinton. But her handlers in 2008 did hardly anything for her, and now you wonder if the reinforcements she’s brought in this time are doing any better, or giving her better advice. Because all she continues to do is serve this whole thing up for Donald Trump. The other day she said that she was going to ask Bill Clinton to help her with the economy. She did this in a political season when Trump has sold himself two ways, apart from walls...
  • Concerns raised over Trump's San Antonio visit next week

    06/11/2016 5:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WOAI-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Camilla Rambaldi
    SAN ANTONIO - Next Friday is the day Donald Trump makes a pit stop in San Antonio. It's a private fundraiser at the Oak Hills Country Club, the same week as the Texas Democratic Convention and already several protests are in the works. Activists are making it loud and clear they don't support the candidate. "Donald Trump is not welcome in San Antonio," said Jaime Martinez, Chairman of the Cezar Chavez Foundation Board....
  • Clinton may defeat herself

    06/11/2016 4:06:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Robert Davis
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic nominee, theoretically should have little difficulty defeating Donald Trump. He smashed the old political paradigm, casting aside political niceties and engaging in the politics of fear and smear. Trump arguably is both a bully and duplicitous, hardly a role model. He has historically high unfavorable poll ratings with women, Hispanics and other minorities. His attacks on the Hispanic federal judge overseeing a civil suit against Trump University likely will send his negatives even higher. Trump faces daunting demographic obstacles and an Electoral College stacked against him. However, Clinton may be Democrats’ Achilles...
  • Trump vs. Clinton Polls: Trump Gets Stronger In Electoral College...

    06/11/2016 12:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jonathan Vankin
    New polls out this week matching the two presumptive presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, could spell danger for the Democrat even as she appears to be pulling away from Trump in the nationwide head-to-head matchup. Polling from crucial swing states that had previously been controlled by Clinton now appears to be heading back in the direction of the Republican candidate. What that means for the general election is that, even though Clinton appears to be consolidating her support among voters across the United States, the Electoral College, where the next president will actually be chosen, has started to...
  • Trump makes third campaign stop in Tampa Saturday

    06/10/2016 8:03:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WTVT-TV ^ | June 10, 2016 | Crystal Clark
    <p>TAMPA (FOX 13) - Donald Trump is making his third appearance in Tampa as candidate from president Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.</p> <p>Following several violent clashes between Trump supporters and opposition across the country, Tampa police said they plan to have a strong, visible presence at Saturday's event.</p>
  • Report: Trump tells GOP donors that NJ, MD, PA, and, um, CA are in play

    06/09/2016 8:40:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 9, 2016 | Allahpundit
    California, where the GOP is so weak that it just got locked out of a Senate election because it didn’t have the numbers to place a Republican in the top two in a jungle primary. I think Trump can win the election. I … do not think he’s going to muster a Reaganesque landslide, which is what would be in the offing if California and New Jersey end up in play. If you disagree, odds are you’re either (a) guilty of an even more insular groupthink than the pundits who keep dismissing Trump’s chances or (b) convinced that what he...
  • Trump Really Did Energize the GOP Vote: Here’s the Proof

    06/09/2016 4:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 8, 2016 | The Economist
    Donald Trump is right. He did electrify the electorate in the Republican primaries. And the numbers prove it. In the 2012 GOP primaries, which former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won, a total of 21.5 million votes were cast. In the 2008 primaries, which put Arizona Senator John McCain at the top of the Republican presidential ticket, 22.8 million people cast primary ballots, according to Real Clear Politics. But this year, about 7 million more Americans voted in the GOP primaries than in 2012, for a total of 28.5 million. Of those, 13.3 million votes were for Trump. True, Romney won...
  • Anarchists for Donald Trump—Let the Empire Burn

    06/09/2016 4:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 9, 2016 | Christopher Ketcham
    The left-contrarian arsonist crowd is larger and wider-spread than the cubicled creatures in the Clinton campaign have accounted for. The historic opportunity of the 2016 election is one which Bernie Sanders likely will not have the courage to embrace: The burning to ashes of the corporatist Clintonite neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party. The scenario ideally plays out with Sanders contesting the nomination all the way to the convention and then running as a third party candidate, say on the Green Party ticket, siphoning away the base that Clinton needs to win. This will hand the election to Donald Trump,...
  • Huffington Post writer calls violence 'logical' response to Trump

    06/09/2016 3:05:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2016
    A writer for the Huffington Post is defending his recent op-ed that "a violent response” is the “logical” approach to stopping presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Jesse Benn wrote in the op-ed titled “Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any,” posted on Monday, “[T]here’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this.” "These denunciations of violence from anti-Trump protestors rest on the misguided view that the divide Trump’s exposed is a typical political disagreement between partisans, and should be handled as such.," he wrote. "This couldn’t be further from the truth. Trump...
  • I'm A Bernie Sanders Supporter Who Won't Back Hillary & Calling Me Names Won't Change My Mind

    06/09/2016 1:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Bustle ^ | June 8, 2016 | Amée LaTour
    Privileged. Childish. Stupid. Human tire fire. These are just a few of the fun labels being ascribed — by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and of Sec. Hillary Clinton alike — to Sanders supporters who won't back Clinton in November. Most Sanders fans will probably do so, in the end (with no shortage of ambivalence, as evidenced by Wednesday's trending hashtag #GirlIGuessImWithHer) but those of us not prepared to fall in line have our reasons. Calling us names dismisses that fact, and it certainly doesn't address those reasons. The prevailing argument for voting for Clinton in the general election is...
  • Never Hillary

    06/08/2016 8:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jeremy Stahl, senior editor
    Among the dead-enders in Bernieworld, Sanders is still the next president and Clinton is a fate worse than Trump. SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Around 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, a triumphant Hillary Clinton offered her defeated Democratic presidential primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders an olive branch. “Let there be no mistake: Sen. Sanders, his campaign, and the vigorous debates that we’ve had about how to raise incomes, reduce inequality, and increase upward mobility have been very good for the Democratic Party and for America,” she told the crowd of supporters at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard as she celebrated becoming the first woman to...
  • What Mexican immigrants are doing to oppose Donald Trump

    06/08/2016 12:54:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WorkPermit ^ | June 8, 2016 | Written by Neil Pyatt & Edited by Sanwar Ali
    At a press conference held in Mexico City, the Binational Coalition Against Donald Trump provided details on how Mexican civil immigrant-support organisations on both sides of the border are preparing to tackle the threats they see linked to Donald Trump's presidential candidacy as the Republican representative. The Coalition centres on making up for a perceived lack of action by authorities on matters important to immigrants and their families in both the United States and Mexico. It consists of a collective of primarily migrant- and migration-centred civil organisations brought together in the Mexican capital by the Binational Aztlán Migrants Organisation; Aztlán...
  • 'Latinas for Trump' hold its first event in Miami: 'We don't think he's a racist'

    06/08/2016 9:43:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 8, 2016 | Francisco Alvarado
    MIAMI – Shortly after Ted Cruz and John Kasich abandoned the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Denise Galvez found herself in a conundrum. The Cuban-American public relations guru had voted for Sen. Marco Rubio in the March Florida primary that he lost by double digits to the eventual nominee, Donald Trump. “I have known Rubio for a long time,” Galvez said. “I thought he was the best candidate.” She could have either sat out the general election, temporarily switch her allegiance to the Democrats, vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, or cast her ballot for Trump, a candidate who...
  • Pro-Trump demonstrators fear Cleveland ‘inviting bloodbath’ at RNC convention

    06/07/2016 7:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Local law enforcement lobbies for peaceful interactions, prepares for worst. Cleveland’s security plans for the Republican National Convention include the deployment of more than 3,000 police officers, but security experts and those expecting to attend fear that a compact space for demonstrations combined with turbulent crowds may be a recipe for explosive clashes. One of the key complaints by groups who support and oppose presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is the limited space demonstrators will be allowed to occupy during the convention, which runs from July 18 through July 21 and is estimated to bring 50,000 visitors to Cleveland....
  • Trump welcomes Sanders supporters 'left out in the cold'

    06/07/2016 6:46:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 7, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a welcome to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters in a speech delivered a day after The Associated Press reported Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nod. "To all those Bernie Sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms," Trump said during his speech, which struck an uncharacteristically conciliatory tone after high tensions from within his own party this week. Trump has often channeled Sanders as a kindred spirit, arguing that both were being kept down by a "rigged system"...
  • Anti-Trump rallies funded by the left

    06/07/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    From Chicago to Albuquerque to San Diego, and now last week’s obscene riot in San Jose, California, Americans and the world saw supporters of the liberal agenda violently target Trump supporters, peacefully trying to attend a rally, as though they were prey. Make no mistake — these supposed anti-Trump riots are not organic nor are they natural; they are the result of leftist organizing using paid stooges. Fox News reported in March a Craigslist ad posted by Bernie Sanders supporters offering $15 an hour to protest at a Trump rally in Wisconsin. They would also provide shuttle bus transport, parking...
  • Kristol Nicht

    06/07/2016 7:12:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Z Man ^ | June 6, 2016
    In a hilariously absurd post, the #nevertrump fanatic David French declined to be the nominee of Bill Kristol’s new political party. French is prone to drama so this is pretty standard stuff from him. I take some pride in having spotted him as a loony-tune a long time ago. I could just tell he was, in the mold of Glenn Beck, one of those guys who careens from one cause to the next, always overdoing it in a quest for grace. In a better age, these sorts were turned into missionaries and shipped off to Africa. That said, I’m a...
  • The lousy Obama economy is killing Hillary Clinton's hopes

    06/07/2016 6:54:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 5, 2016 | Charles Gasparino
    The case for an Obama third term, a.k.a. a Hillary Clinton presidency, just suffered a major blow. Indeed, Friday’s jobs report (or lack-of-jobs report) is just the thing Clinton feared most when she launched her presidential bid: namely, that Obamanomics, which boils down to the bizarre notion that higher taxes, more regulation and class warfare actually work, would begin to fully implode while she was forced into defending it on the campaign trail — or risk losing the president’s endorsement. The sickeningly weak job creation during the month of May (just 38,000 jobs when economists expected closer to 150,000) doesn’t...
  • That Time Bernie Sanders Stopped by a Disco Brunch

    06/06/2016 12:08:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Maryalice Parks
    Cycling, brunch, the beach. Bernie Sanders had quite the “Sunday Fun-day” this weekend, or at least observed others out and about as he crisscrossed Los Angeles shaking hands and greeting people. Two days before the California Democratic primary, the Vermont senator ventured into restaurants in West Hollywood, interrupted a fundraiser on the Santa Monica pier and listened to mariachi music in Lynwood. At every corner, as has been the case for months, excited fans swarmed the progressive superstar, jockeying for a photo. ---snip--- In West Hollywood, Sanders and his entourage stormed into a restaurant called Hamburger Mary’s, a disco joint...
  • Hillary Clinton can't condemn violent protesters without victim-blaming

    06/06/2016 11:46:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 6, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Asked about the violent protests at Donald Trump rallies, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave a clear answer. "Violence is absolutely and totally unacceptable," he said. He added that if anyone was considering becoming violent, "please do not tell anybody you are a Bernie Sanders supporter, because those are not the supporters that I want." Of course, he couldn't help but also bash Trump, adding that he found the New York business mogul's positions "reprehensible and disgraceful," before launching into a lengthy diatribe about Trump's insults toward women and minorities. Still, Sanders told his audience that defeating Trump would not...
  • Clinton attacks on Trump fire up supporters

    06/05/2016 2:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Winona Daily News ^ | June 4, 2016 | Catherine Lucey, the Associated Press
    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s savage takedown of Donald Trump in her recent foreign policy speech has her supporters fired up. As the likely Democratic nominee toured California Saturday, crowds burst into applause at the mere mention of Thursday’s speech, in which Clinton cast Trump as dangerously unqualified to be president. Supporters say they feel more confident and excited in the wake of the address — which could benefit Clinton, who has struggled to inspire enthusiasm throughout the drawn-out primary contest. “I loved it. I was waiting for that,” said Leslie Milke, 56, of Woodland Hills, a professor at...
  • Republican playbook reveals strategy to win over 'freedom-loving' millennials

    06/05/2016 1:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 5, 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    GOP strategists tried to answer the question that is puzzling conservatives, Hillary Clinton and advertisers alike: what do young voters want? A group of Republicans has written a playbook that purports to answer the question puzzling Hillary Clinton, conservatives and advertisers everywhere: what do millennials want? Alexandra Smith, chairwoman of the College Republican National Committee, told reporters on Wednesday that the plan, titled Millennial.GOP, was meant to help “Republican candidates up and down the ballot” persuade young people to support the party. The plan was based on a survey of 800 adults aged 18 to 29 and focus groups in...
  • Tomasky: How Anti-Trump Violence Could Elect Him

    06/04/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 3, 2016 | Michael Tomasky
    Americans admire protest movements and civil disobedience, but they draw the line at violence, so harassing and beating up Trump supporters could do him a lot of good. My central supposition about this election is that Donald Trump will lose because most regular middle Americans just won’t vote to make that man their president. This has nothing to do with ideology. It’s just about Trump. Not everyone out there adores Hillary Clinton by a long shot, and I understand well that for a lot of people this is a choice between beef liver and lumpfish, but I just think at...
  • Sanders: We are not going to defeat Trump by throwing eggs

    06/04/2016 12:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | June 3, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he understands the anger against Donald Trump that fueled violence at a Thursday rally but denounced the protesters that harassed and assaulted Trump supporters. "I understand how reprehensible and disgraceful Donald Trump’s positions are, how ignorant they are, how much he is appealing— and I can understand the anger, I surely can," Sanders said at a press conference in Berkeley, Calif., Friday. "The bigotry that is coming from his mouth, the insults to the Mexican community, the Latino community and the Muslim community, and women, and African-Americans, and veterans. I understand the anger. "But...
  • David Brooks on Violent Protests: "Trump Generates Sort Of Excitement That Gives Them A Pretext"

    06/04/2016 10:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 4, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    PBS: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week in politics, including the continued violence at Donald Trump’s rallies, how the Obama administration could have approached the recession differently, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s conflicted presidential endorsement and Hillary Clinton’s new line of attack against Trump. Brooks said the violence at the anti-Trump protests will "solidify his support," and for people who are pre-convinced to support Trump it "vindicates their world view." Brooks also commented if Trump loses, it would be nice if the Republican party would distance itself from him....
  • Democrats fear that violent anti-Trump protesters are only helping him

    06/04/2016 9:25:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal and Sean Sullivan
    Democrats and Hispanic activists said Friday that they are increasingly alarmed by a spate of violence at Donald Trump rallies instigated by anti-Trump protesters, fearing that the incidents — widely viewed on television and social media — will only help the GOP candidate and undermine their attempts to defeat him. The latest flash point came Thursday in downtown San Jose, where a demonstration outside a Trump campaign rally quickly escalated out of control. Several protesters assaulted Trump supporters, ripped pro-Trump signs away from them and stomped on vehicles in the area. A flurry of video clips circulating Friday morning showed...