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  • Trump Sons Plot Cabinet Posts They Will Take As Presidency Gets 'Very Real'

    02/04/2016 9:09:00 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/4/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is already looking ahead to forming his top White House team and is considering one of his sons as the head of the Interior Department. In an interview with Petersen's Hunting, he offered both his sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, as the cabinet secretary because they are hunters and anglers and members of key conservation and Second Amendment groups. In the interview with editor Mike Schoby, Trump said that "ideally" he wants an outdoorsman to run the agency that manages federal land. "Ideally yes, they'd be better at it," said Trump. In the interview with...
  • Breaking: Trump (20.1%), Cruz (19.4%) Rubio (18.6%) ALL within 2 points In Iowa (post debate)

    01/31/2016 8:00:38 PM PST · by drewh · 120 replies
    Opinion Savvy Polling ^ | Jan 31, 2016 | Matthew Towery
    We polled Iowa over the weekend for the upcoming Republican caucus, and the final results show that Trump has lost some of his edge, while Rubio has climbed to within one point of Cruz. In fact, all three candidates are within two points of each other; this race is now truly anyone’s game. The narrowing is thanks to several key factors: expected evangelical turnout; the Cruz voter scorecard debacle; and Trump’s debate absence. Among those who watched the Republican debate, voters prefer Cruz and Rubio to Trump by a margin of 10 points. As the results came in, there was...
  • Trump Says He Will Debate Cruz Once Judge Deems Him Eligible to Run

    01/29/2016 10:56:49 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 186 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/29/2016 | Sara Fisher
    Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski announced that Trump would be happy to debate Senator Ted Cruz -- once Cruz is determined to be eligible for the presidency by a federal judge. ....
  • Sweden to fly 80,000 immigrants out of the country in chartered jets

    01/28/2016 4:55:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    About 55 per cent of asylum seekers in Sweden are seeing their application approved, while 45 per cent are being rejected at the moment, according to the Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri. The United Nations says more than 46,000 people have arrived in Greece so far this year, with more than 170 people killed making the dangerous crossing. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3420279/Sweden-kick-80-000-immigrants-says-minister-HALF-asylum-claims-migrants-make-rejected.html#ixzz3yagCHOtk Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • CONFIDENTIAL With mom still running, Chelsea Clinton’s already gearing up for White House bid

    01/27/2016 11:31:13 AM PST · by Signalman · 40 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 1/26/2016 | ny daily news
    The former first daughter, 35, has not been shy about her political ambitions, though where she'd begin her career in politics is anyone's guess. Last March, Chelsea reportedly told Sky News that she'd "absolutely" consider seeking office. "She's clearly politically adept," says our Clinton supporter. "People at these rallies think she's prime for a run." Wednesday night's Chelsea Clinton event is being co-hosted by tennis great Billie Jean King and billed as an "LGBT reception." Gay rights were also very much on Chelsea's mind at last week's fund-raiser, where she assured donors that her mom would use executive action to...
  • Why is Donald Trump afraid of Megyn Kelly?

    01/26/2016 9:23:14 AM PST · by Marcus · 70 replies
    Blasting News ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    One of the strangest battles of Election 2016 is not Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz or Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders, or even Jeb Bush vs. Marco Rubio. The squabble everyone is talking about pits Trump, the mercurial businessman who wants to be president of the United States, and Megyn Kelly, the rising star of Fox News and one of the most fearsome interviewers on the airwaves
  • Sources: Bloomberg Willing To Spend $1B On Possible Presidential Bid

    01/25/2016 5:45:42 PM PST · by correctthought · 57 replies
    CBS NY ^ | January 25, 2016 6:21 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run, sources close to Bloomberg said.
  • Trump the Bully Hits a Wall

    01/16/2016 6:49:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jack Shafer
    It's worked on one opponent after another. Here's why he's met his match with Cruz. As every verbal bully can tell you, simply slathering your adversary with insult is never enough to drive him publicly, humiliatingly into the ditch. If you're going to wound, the insults have to contain some truth--often just a seed of truth, enough to nurture injury's bitter fruit. So in calling Jeb Bush "low energy" again and again and again and again, Donald Trump is not dishing a random taunt at his opponent. The insult works because Bush does look low-energy, perhaps because the rapid loss...
  • Is the Trump campaign morphing into the Giuliani campaign Part II?

    01/16/2016 11:40:15 AM PST · by dschapin · 66 replies
    Now that Trump is making his defense of New York values the centerpiece of his campaign and doing that by making everything about 911 it seems to me like his campaign is sounding more and more like Giuliani 2.0. Here are the reasons I am thinking so. 1. He is trying to wrap himself and his New York values in 9/11 heroism. 2. His supporters don't seem to care about the fact that he publically attributed his support for partial birth abortion to growing up in New York City. 3. Many of his supporters seem to be quite happy to...
  • If Fundamentals Still Matter, Donald Trump Probably Has a Howard Dean Moment in Iowa

    01/16/2016 9:25:53 AM PST · by TBBT · 72 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 1/15/16 | Erick Erickson
    I have been saying for a while that the fundamentals still matter. I think they do. They particularly matter in caucuses, which are not like primaries. Caucuses require a lot of time, are not always where you’d show up to vote in a primary, etc. If those fundamentals really do matter, Donald Trump probably cannot win Iowa. He can’t because he has not invested in a ground game operation there. The New York Times has a pretty detailed look at Donald Trump, which makes him sound more like the second coming of Howard Dean 2004 than an outsider on the...
  • Was Donald Trump Always A Stalking Horse For Ted Cruz?

    01/15/2016 6:56:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 2016 | Matt K. Lewis
    How did Donald Trump get this far? He's talented, to be sure, but he also had a little help from his friends. Despite my strong urging (and the pleas of others), top conservative talkers generally looked the other way while Trump grew into a juggernaut that possibly cannot be stopped. These top talkers might have strangled the populist baby in the crib; instead, they provided him cover (without ever officially endorsing him or taking responsibility for his irresponsible rhetoric). In case you've forgotten, way back in December, Guy Benson described it thus: Here's how the coy game has worked: When...
  • Cruz is far tougher on illegal aliens than Trump, who supports “touchback” amnesty

    01/15/2016 12:42:43 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    Red State ^ | January 11th, 2016 at 06:49 PM | southernconstitutionalist
    In the 2016 GOP primaries, Donald Trump has positioned himself as a hardliner on immigration. The general consensus is that no one is tougher on illegal aliens than Donald Trump. But is that actually the case? While Trump would work diligently to deport all illegal immigrants-he has even proposed creating a “deportation force”-most would be surprised to learn that he would welcome the non-violent, “good” ones back in on an expedited basis. An expedited basis means line-cutting, and line-cutting means amnesty. Trump’s specific plan-deportation before amnesty-is known as “touchback” amnesty, which was first proposed in 2007 by some members of...
  • CRUZ: Trump is DISTURBED that conservatives are rallying behind me

    01/14/2016 11:12:42 AM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 14, 2016 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz told reporters, who once again asked about the Trumped-up phony eligibility claims, that Trump is disturbed that conservatives are rallying behind him, and that he’s only attacking him because he’s losing in Iowa:Cruz: Trump is worried because he's trailing in Iowa (Video)It’s so true that Trump is disturbed. Remember when Ben Carson was leading in Iowa? Trump told Iowans they were stupid for supporting Carson and accused Carson of having some ‘pathological condition’. When Trump is a desperate man he’ll say anything to win, no matter how ridiculous and dishonest. And his fervent Trumpers will follow right along,...
  • CNN Political Prediction Market: Cruz leading Trump for nomination

    01/13/2016 12:01:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/06/2016 | By Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN) -- Ted Cruz is leading again for the Republican nomination on CNN's Political Prediction Market. The Texas senator is at 32% odds to win the nomination, at the top of the Republican pack. Donald Trump is second with his odds at 28% and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is in third place with his odds at 27%. CNN's Political Prediction Market, administered by a company called Pivit, is game that factors polls and other elements and invites users to predict where the election will go. The markets change as the public weighs in on the increasing or decreasing chance...
  • At Half-Empty Rally, Trump Claims 'Hundreds' Turned Away

    01/12/2016 4:53:52 PM PST · by don-o · 90 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/12/16 | John McCormack
    Cedar Falls, Iowa Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is holding a rally here at the University of Northern Iowa Tuesday night, and the room was about half full shortly before the event began. Take a look: But when Trump arrived on stage, he claimed the local fire marshall had warned the floor of the event might collapse, and that "hundreds" of people were being turned away at the door.
  • Donald Trump Targets Ted Cruz [and it's helping Cruz]

    01/10/2016 2:15:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 371 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 10, 2016 | Heather Haddon and Janet Hook
    Donald Trump is taking aim at Republican presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz, a tactical shift that could be risky on two fronts: It may have come too late, and the Texas senator might actually be benefiting from the attacks...... For Mr. Cruz, being under attack by other Republicans is a badge of honor, another backer said. "It's a quasi-endorsement of Cruz to the grass roots," said Saul Anuzis, former Michigan GOP chairman. Polls show a growing number of Trump backers see Mr. Cruz as their second choice. Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler said that when the campaign began, polls showed that...
  • Is Trump, Falling In the Polls, Being Driven to Desperation?

    01/08/2016 5:19:16 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 69 replies
    News Machete ^ | 1/8/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump has attacked Ted Cruz's eligibility to be President, after saying repeatedly that he saw no problem with it: Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz's Canadian birthplace was a "very precarious" issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee. "Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: 'Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?' That'd be a big problem," Trump said when asked about the topic. "It'd be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running...
  • Ted Cruz on Trump: I'll never have 'a plane with my name on it'

    01/08/2016 12:06:41 PM PST · by VinL · 179 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/9/16 | Theodore Schliefer
    Under assault from Donald Trump, Ted Cruz offered something of a thinly veiled contrast Friday.... Cruz, in the middle of an intense 28-county bus tour, has been arguing that he is out working the GOP field on the ground as they rely on "slick Hollywood TV ads." Asked by reporters if he had much faith in the ground game of a Trump, Cruz mocked his opulence. "I feel confident that I'm never going to have a plane with my name on it," he said at a church. "How do you run a grassroots campaign? It's very time intensive. It's labor...
  • Ted Cruz Presses Donald Trump in New National Poll [Dec 22, 2015]

    01/07/2016 4:09:21 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 43 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 12/22/15 | Alan Rappaport
    Ted Cruz is strongly contesting Donald J. Trump nationally, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows the Texas senator essentially deadlocked with real estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. According to the survey of registered Republican voters, 28 percent support Mr. Trump, while 24 percent back Mr. Cruz. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. Trailing Mr. Trump and Mr. Cruz are Senator Marco Rubio and Ben Carson at 12 percent and 10 percent. The rest of the pack is languishing in the single digits....
  • As Yahoo struggles, harsh light shifts to another investment: Katie Couric

    01/05/2016 7:42:25 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 30 replies
    The Washington Post [Perky Ping] ^ | December 8, 2015 | Drew Harwell
    <p>When network-news star Katie Couric saidin late 2013 she'd leave televisionto become Yahoo's first "global news anchor," it was heralded asa groundbreaking move that would helpthe search giant and the broaderWeb go toe-to-toe with the behemoth of traditional TV.</p> <p>But as a struggling Yahoo eyesa sale of its core search and media businesses, Couric's $10 million-a-yeardeal to roll out video packageshas been wrenchedinto an uncomfortablespotlight.</p>
  • Brawl Breaks Out In GOP Race, Below The Trump Tier

    12/30/2015 8:39:45 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 30
    Now, with Trump training his focus on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, the rest of the pack is fighting to rise above. The latest round involves Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The super PAC backing Bush is out with a new ad blasting Rubio for missing a Senate meeting after the Paris terror attacks - and another contrasting Bush's gubernatorial record against those of Christie and Kasich. "Politics first, that's the Rubio way," the first ad says, slamming Rubio for fundraising while missing meetings and hearings on...
  • Thank you, Mr. Trump — keep attacking the Clintons

    01/01/2016 11:12:30 AM PST · by detective · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 01, 2016 | Lanny J. Davis
    So I can just imagine Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's inner voice giving him advice in his usual fact-free zone - the same voice that told him he "watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down" - though we now know there was no such scene. None.
  • Cruz: I'll win, but attacks are coming

    12/31/2015 12:13:13 PM PST · by VinL · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/31/15 | T. Scheifler
    Senator encourages campaign volunteers to 'strap on the full armor of God'.....Ted Cruz on Thursday told campaign volunteers that he believed it is likely that he would win the Republican primary by the end of March, predicting a "90-day sprint" to begin on the first day of the New Year that will boost him to the nomination --- and to be ready for attacks from all sides. It was a bold declaration from a candidate who despite his fundraising advantages and favorable early-state polling, trails Donald Trump solidly in the national horserace. Senior GOP officials have begun pondering aloud about...
  • Sanders canvassers told to target Trump backers

    12/31/2015 12:17:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | December 30, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Canvassers working on the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are being instructed to sell their candidate to Donald Trump supporters. The campaign provided them a specific script to use when encountered by people who say they back the billionaire Republican businessman. "A lot of people feel like this country isn't working for them -- because it's not," Sanders canvassers are instructed to say, according to a copy of the script obtained by MSNBC. "[T]he solution is not to turn to someone like Trump, with a message of hate, xenophobia, and division -- it's to elect a leader with...
  • At Trump South Carolina rally, rival Cruz casts long shadow

    12/30/2015 12:07:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 30, 2015 | Emily Flitter, Reuters
    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump filled a hotel ballroom with over 2,000 people for a rally on Wednesday, attracting die-hard supporters as he has in other cities, but was dogged by a rival who is also very popular in South Carolina: Ted Cruz. A dozen people interviewed by Reuters said the Texas senator offered a strong alternative to the loud-mouthed New York businessman, though more than half still planned to vote for Trump. "If he doesn't drop out of the race, I'm definitely going to vote for him," Daniel Barrett, 48, said of Trump. When...
  • Follow Trump's Money to Moscow

    12/27/2015 1:29:43 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 172 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The phrase "follow the money" is supposed to help explain human behavior, especially in politics. So why has Donald Trump embraced Russian President Vladimir Putin? Why has he denied the evidence of Putin's killing of Russian journalists and dissidents? A savvy businessman, Trump is certainly not dumb. There must be something else to it. Reports dating back to 1987, during the time of the old Soviet Union, reveal that Trump has been seeking business in Russia and attempting to build a "Russian Trump Tower" in Moscow and perhaps other Russian cities. At this particular time in history, with Putin's cronies...
  • Bill Kristol: Donald Trump Mystique Would Disappear With Iowa Loss

    12/26/2015 11:16:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 97 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/26/15 | BEN BELL
    This week we asked ABC News contributor and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol five questions about Donald Trump, the GOP's current frontrunner for the nomination for president, and the broader 2016 race for the White House. Kristol will appear on the "This Week" roundtable Sunday. 1] You sent a tweet suggesting a new party would have to be started if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. Were you serious? Would you leave the Republican party if he does win the nomination? KRISTOL: I was semi-serious. I don't think Trump will be the nominee, so I don't expect it to be...
  • The Dogs Are Laughing At You: A Dragon Haircut For Cats

    12/24/2015 2:30:13 PM PST · by Utilizer · 74 replies
    Geekologie ^ | June 18, 2015 | unknown poster
    This is Merlin the cat modeling the dragon haircut he got courtesy of the Main Lion Cat Grooming Salon in Bumf*ck Paoli, Pennsylvania (it's behind the Starbucks on Plank Ave). I'm not sure how much the dragon cut costs, but their lion cuts go for $65, so probably somewhere around there. That might sound expensive, but if you live in Paoli, Pennsylvania, I imagine there's literally nothing else to spend your money on except saving up to move you and your cat the hell out of there.
  • Trump isn't the real GOP frontrunner

    12/24/2015 12:50:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 23, 2015 | Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon, political strategists
    With five debates down, the GOP primary continues to excite. Donald Trump has finally committed to the GOP, Ted Cruz is moving up quickly, Marco Rubio is holding steady, and the Iowa caucus six weeks away. But the contest has so far failed to identify a real frontrunner. Here's why. Contrary to media stereotyping, the GOP is indeed a big tent. It draws together three distinct views of America, public policy, and the role of government: 1) nationalist, 2) globalist, and 3) moralist. Each of these factions is conducting its own primary, with an aggregate effect that is confounding pundits...
  • If Trump Wins The Nomination, Prepare For The End Of The Conservative Party

    12/24/2015 12:21:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2015 | George F. Will
    If Trump Wins The Nomination, Prepare For The End Of The Conservative Party By George F. Will December 23 If you look beyond Donald Trump’s comprehensive unpleasantness — is there a disagreeable human trait he does not have? — you might see this: He is a fundamentally sad figure. His compulsive boasting is evidence of insecurity. His unassuageable neediness suggests an aching hunger for others’ approval to ratify his self-admiration. His incessant announcements of his self-esteem indicate that he is not self-persuaded. Now, panting with a puppy’s insatiable eagerness to be petted, Trump has reveled in the approval of Vladimir...
  • Consultant Rick Wilson Appears to Have Lost His Mind With Bizarre Twitter Rant

    12/23/2015 4:45:17 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 93 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 23, 2015
    Establishment GOP consultant Rick Wilson appears to have lost his mind as you can see in his latest multi-tweet Twitter Rant. One big reason is that Donald Trump has pretty much destroyed his consultancy livelihood. Here a sampling of his Twitter Rant but read the whole insanity for yourself. Oh yeah, he also rages against the Free Republic.Here is a sampling of Wilson's Rubber Room Insanity: Their hermetic media diet of talk radio, Free Republic, and Trumpbart is deeply evident in their total misapprehension about......consultants, about my ideology and record, about how elections work, and particularly about Trump. They also...
  • Charting Ted Cruz's Meteoric Rise in the Polls

    12/23/2015 10:33:23 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 2 replies
    News Machete ^ | 12/23/2015 | News Machete
    Charting Ted Cruz's meteoric rise in the polls Does anyone remember when Ted Cruz was fifth in the polls, behind Donald Trump, behind Ben Carson, behind Jeb Bush, and behind Marco Rubio? For a long time he hovered between fourth and fifth place in national polls, always behind Marco Rubio, hovering in high single digits, until just before Thanksgiving. Then he shot up into the teens where he was until last week, and now, if the latest poll is to be believed, he is at 24% nationally. The change is equally dramatic in Iowa. He was basically in single digits,...
  • There’s Only One GOP Candidate Who Wouldn’t Lose to Hillary Clinton in New National Poll

    12/22/2015 11:25:33 AM PST · by Isara · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Chris Enloe
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is the only Republican presidential candidate who wouldn't lose to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in a general election head-to-head match up, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday morning.The poll posed six different head-to-head match ups to its respondents. The first three were between GOP candidates Cruz, Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Clinton; the next three pitted the three Republicans against Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).Image source: MSNBCWhile the poll found that Cruz wouldn't lose to Clinton, it also found that he would not defeat her. In fact, a Cruz-Clinton match-up would...
  • As Ted Cruz pulls ahead in Iowa, he becomes favored to be the next president

    12/21/2015 8:33:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 21, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Politico noted on Sunday that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas has solidified his lead in Iowa, according to a CBS Poll. He is favored by 40 percent of likely caucus-goers, with Donald Trump at 31 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida at 12 percent, Dr. Ben Carson at six percent, and everyone else polling at two percent or less. The numbers are part of the reason that conservative pundit and radio talk show host Erik Erickson had announced that Cruz is favored for the Republican nomination, despite the media dustup over whether and when the senator from Texas did or did not...
  • Ted Cruz Is Blowing the Doors Off in Iowa

    12/21/2015 7:41:53 AM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    To the question of whether Cruz is peaking too soon in Iowa, the answer is: What makes you think he's peaked? He's in first at 40 percent in the new CBS poll. This may understate his dominance. He has 66 percent of the very conservative vote. The four other candidates, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum, who are directly in his "lane" - although this is always overly simplistic - are collectively at 11 percent. He has solid leads on the candidate qualities of electability, preparedness, and effectiveness (and narrowly trails Ben Carson on being relatable). Trump,...
  • Donald Trump Campaign Lags in Mobilizing Iowa Caucus Voters

    12/19/2015 9:52:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 19, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    DES MOINES — Donald J. Trump has dominated much of this political season, excited an often-ignored part of the electorate, filled huge arenas with followers and upended the rules of how modern campaigns are run. But now he faces an urgent question: Can he actually win crucial early contest states? Translating a personality-driven campaign to the voting booth is no easy feat, especially for a candidate who has never run before. But here in the state with the first nominating contest, about six weeks away, Mr. Trump has fallen behind in the nuts and bolts of organizing. A loss in...
  • Ted Cruz ‘king of the hill’ in USA Today’s power rankings

    12/15/2015 1:41:29 PM PST · by VinL · 52 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/15/15 | Staff
    For the first time Ted Cruz is now #1 in the USA Today political power rankings, with their experts saying they now see that he has a clear path to win the nomination: (see video) The [sic] explain the even though Trump has a huge lead nationally, Cruz has momentum because he's leading in Iowa and is strong in southern states that come up on March 1st. Read more: http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-king-of-the-hill-in-usa-todays-power-rankings/#ixzz3uQblUg3p
  • USA TODAY GOP Power Rankings: Cruz the new king, Christie gains ground

    12/15/2015 10:52:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    USA Today | December 15, 2015 | Paul Singer
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2015/12/15/republican-power-rankings-ted-cruz-donald-trump-gop/77289908/
  • Donald Trump's Political Stroke of Genius : GOP Debate Apology to Ted Cruz and Scalia! (VANITY)

    12/15/2015 8:57:23 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 110 replies
    . 2015-12-15 @ 11:45-AM-EST Donald Trump, 2016 United States Presidential Candidate Executive Summary: Increase Your Political Capital with a Friendly Apology to Ted Cruz and SCOTUS Justice Anthony Scalia at tonight's GOP Presidential Debate Sir, First, THANKS from "all" American Patriots as you've Kicked-Down the socialistic door of Political Correctness. Second ... We THANK you for your Pattonesqe courage in bringing Illegal Immigation and Islamic Jihad to the the attention of the American people. Finally ... THANK YOU for effectively shutting down the GOPe-RINO Jeb Bush-John Kasisch-Karl Rove corrupt "Washington Cartel" in this crucial 2016 election cycle. Mr. Donald Trump,...
  • AWESOME: Greg Gutfeld DEFENDS gutsy Cruz from Trump attacks

    12/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Isara · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Dec 14, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Greg Gutfeld on Trump criticisms of Cruz (Video)First Gutfeld points out that what everyone else is ignoring is the attack by Trump on Cruz’s background, by saying not a lot of evangelicals come from Cuba. Gutfeld says Trump keeps stepping into race/ethnicity criticism and that he just needs to let that race stuff go. It doesn’t do anything but make everyone shudder.In light of that, Gutfeld recommends more substantive ways for Trump to go after Cruz, saying Trump’s always been strong on security and he can go after Cruz on his opposition to the NSA bulk data collection. But Cruz,...
  • Iowa gov predicts Trump loss in Hawkeye State

    12/11/2015 11:11:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 10, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)—Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad predicted Thursday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump would lose his state's caucuses, despite the billionaire developer's continued perch atop the polls there. "I think it will change between now and February 1. I have a lot of confidence in the Iowa voters in making that decision," Branstad told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day."(continued)
  • This University Already Knows Our Next President

    12/10/2015 8:52:37 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | 12/9/2015 | Refinery29
    Though there's no way to know exactly how Americans will vote in the 2016 elections, one university has a perfect record when it comes to predicting presidential outcomes. Western Illinois University (WIU) has correctly prognosticated each president since 1975, and it's got some ideas about next year's contest, too. According to the university's mock election, the 45th president of the United States will be Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's running as a Democrat in 2016. The university also predicted that former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be Sanders' vice president. So how did the university reach its conclusion about Sanders?...
  • Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters: Obama Is a ‘Total Pussy’

    Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters seems to have an obsession with President Obama's masculinity. U.S. President Barack Obama is a "total pussy," says Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. The retired army officer turned frequent Fox pundit made the comments Monday morning on the Fox Business Network in response to Obama's Sunday evening Oval Office address on the threat of terrorism. Asked by Varney & Co. host Stuart Varney for what he shouted at his television during the speech, Peters obliged: "[Obama] keeps speaking about we can't give into our fears, don't be afraid. Look, Mr. President, we're...
  • The All-Important Legal Insurrection TRUMP VERSUS CRUZ Poll

    12/05/2015 6:44:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 5, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Recent polls indicate it may come down to this. Last week, Quinnipiac reported poll results for Iowa that showed Ted Cruz surging to 23%, only 2 points behind Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported: A new Quinnipiac University poll of likely Republican caucus goers showed Mr. Cruz with 23%, behind only New York real estate developer Donald Trump, with 25%. That is more than double Mr. Cruz’s showing of 10% in the university’s October poll. Mr. Trump gained five points from October....
  • Islam and GOP vanity

    12/04/2015 7:38:30 AM PST · by impimp · 16 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 4 December 2015 | impimp
    On a previous vanity I suggested stopping immigration from all countries that are majority Muslim. I now think it may be OK constitutionally to go a step further and ban all Muslim immigration to the United States. Who agrees with me? Which GOP front runner should we push to adopt my winning policy?
  • Is Ted Cruz the Candidate Who Can Beat Donald Trump?

    11/25/2015 8:48:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | November 25, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    Though Donald Trump has been the front-runner in the GOP presidential race for months now, many political analysts still refuse to accept that he could be the party's nominee. They cope by latching on to other candidates who appear to be surging in the polls, and theorizing about how they could eventually topple the reality-show character holding the GOP hostage. After Scott Walker dropped out of the race, it was Marco Rubio's turn to be the savvy pick for front-runner. Then pundits had to consider the troubling possibility that they'd shake Trump, but get left with Ben Carson. Rubio is...
  • The key to a Jeb Bush comeback: Embrace being boring

    11/24/2015 6:40:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/15 | Vincent Bzdek
    If Jeb Bush is to mount any sort of rise in the polls as we close in on the primary season, his best strategy might be to talk about his dad -- specifically, to highlight how popular his once-unpopular father has become 23 years after he lost his campaign for a second term. There is a certain nostalgia afoot for the quiet decency, pragmatism and consensus-building that Bush Sr. represents, suggests Jon Meachem, author of a new biography of the elder Bush, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush." The book is the No. 1 New...
  • Fund: Has Trump Finally Jumped The Shark?

    11/13/2015 5:51:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2015 | John Fund
    Donald Trump told Fox News after the last debate in Milwaukee that he was in a "diplomatic" phase of his campaign. No longer. This Washington Post report of Trump's rally in Iowa last night is a must read. Trump's popularity has always been based in part on his entertaining qualities. But apparently his audience wound up seeing a darker side last night.
  • The top ten things to say to a Liberal when Donald Trump is elected President.

    11/11/2015 9:05:30 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Archives | 2015-11-12 | Unknown
    1. Your papers, please. 2. Are you going to Bible study tonight? You know, its mandatory now. 3. I hear Canada is beautiful in the winter. 4. I think I saw your name on the 'red list'. 5. Don't feel so bad, you still have Hollywood. 6. There was a guy in an unmarked Suburban asking about you. 7. Now that you're a minority, you can get affirmative action. 8. I picked up a copy of Fahrenheit 911 for 50 cents at Wal-Mart. 9. Did you hear they have Fox News in Canada now? 10. Your draft notice should be...
  • Jeb Bush's Campaign On Life Support After Rough Debate

    10/29/2015 7:04:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    The biggest story from last night's debate wasn't Marco Rubio's strong performance (which it was), Ted Cruz stealing a moment (which he did), or the candidates and GOP audience attacking the media (which most definitely happened). Rather, the most significant story from last night is that Jeb Bush's campaign now finds itself on life support, especially after Bush swung and missed when trying to hit Rubio over his Senate voting record. As one Republican operative told NBC's Peter Alexander, Bush had to demonstrate to his supporters and donors - after a rough last few weeks - that the former Florida...