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  • Polls: Donald Trump Way out in Front; Ted Cruz Surges Underneath, Marco Rubio Keeps Sinking

    07/26/2015 9:59:18 AM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80%as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out. Virtually every major pollster has shown Rubio’s chances at being a serious contender for the GOP nomination slipping away... Rubio was supposed to be the golden boy who could woo the donor class but still excite the grassroots. He’s succeeded in winning over lots of big-money backing, with billionaire donors...
  • CAIR Leader Now Deputy Sheriff in Florida

    07/25/2015 3:15:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    New English Review ^ | July 25, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    NER: CAIR Leader Now Deputy Sheriff in Florida All of this would seem to make someone like Nezar Hamze ineligible to serve in any capacity within law enforcement and would render his designation as Deputy Sheriff untenable. Yet, there was Hamze, at Darul Uloom, in full uniform with firearm at his side. During his talk, Sheriff Israel said of Hamze that he was a “friend” and a “phenomenal Deputy Sheriff.” He said that Hamze was with him because they are “on the same mission,” that they are “like-minded,” and because, “as a man who studies Islam and as a...
  • Jeb Bush Has Lucrative Day in Chris Christie’s Backyard

    07/24/2015 3:18:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Maggie Haberman
    Jeb Bush went to New Jersey on Thursday and raised more than $500,000 at two events, a huge haul in the home state of one of his rivals, Gov. Chris Christie. The figure was provided by an aide to Mr. Bush, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal numbers.
  • Watch: Kerry Indicates US Will Defend Iran from Israel

    07/23/2015 10:38:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 7/23/15 | Ari Yashar
    US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly conceded that the US would defend Iran's nuclear program from Israeli sabotage on Thursday, in a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in which he was grilled over the deal reached last Tuesday. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) put Kerry on the spot when he asked him and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz whether the controversial articles in Annex III on page 142 of the 159-page deal would stipulate that the US block Israeli attempts to scupper the Iranian nuclear threat. The articles in question state that the US, world powers and the...
  • GOP Strategists Plot to Ban Donald Trump From Debates

    07/23/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 226 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23,2015 | Jim Hoft
    One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to...
  • Marco Rubio on Trump: We already have a president with no class. Why would we want another?

    07/22/2015 12:05:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, his strategy here is obvious. What I didn’t realize until Benjy Sarlin reminded me on Twitter was that Rubio’s not the first Republican to draw this comparison. Jeb Bush did it last week: Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, told an audience in Iowa on Tuesday that voters ought to forget about tiny little things like “race and ethnicity and income.” And he attacked two people who he said were trying to scare and divide Americans – Mr. Trump and, incredibly, President Obama.“There are people that prey on people’s fears and angst as well,” Mr. Bush...
  • Rubio Rips Trump, Obama: US Already Has President With 'No Class'

    07/22/2015 8:27:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The United States already has a president with "no class," Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday, and he doesn't believe Donald Trump's unorthodox candidacy shows the gravity that the office deserves. "I don't believe his behavior last few weeks is dignified or worthy of the office he seeks," the Florida Republican said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program about his fellow candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination. "The president of the United States is not just the top government official. It's the leader of our people, our nation. To conduct presidency, it has to be done in a dignified way."...
  • Polls: Clinton trails GOP in swing states

    07/22/2015 3:45:50 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble in three key swing states, according to new Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails in hypothetical general-election matchups with three leading Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Survey shows Clinton trailing Republican candidates in Colorado [Walker 9-point advantage]

    07/22/2015 4:53:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Web Staff
    DENVER — A Quinnipiac survey released Wednesday morning shows presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton trailing top-tier Republican candidates in Colorado. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has the biggest lead in the hypothetical matchup in the state 15 1/2 months ahead of the General Election. With a nine-point advantage, Scott Walker has the biggest lead in poll in Colorado over Clinton, leading 47 percent to 38 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio leads Clinton 46 percent to 38 percent. And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is ahead of Clinton 41 percent to 36 percent in the survey.
  • Mother Of Slain Victim By Illegal Alien Says Some Lawmakers Fell Asleep At Hearing

    07/22/2015 2:48:40 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Kerry Picket
    “The hardest part for me was to watch some of the Congress members falling asleep and some of them were doing whatever they did on their phones,” she said. “There were a few that paid attention, because people were pouring their hearts out, and our lives have been shattered. They sit there and participate in it and don’t even have enough decency to just sit there and look at us.”
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

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

    07/21/2015 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    National Interest ^ | July 21, 2015 | Michael DoranMatthew Kroenig
    We have seen this before. In 1980, the American people elected a president with a reputation for resolve and on day one of Ronald Reagan's presidency, literally as he took the oath of office, the Iranians released the hostages that they had been holding prisoner for 444 days. The time to show leadership on Iran is now, not after one gets settled into the position. A ruckus has erupted between Republican presidential candidates over Iran. In a speech announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on July 13, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared that he would “terminate the bad...
  • Jeb Bush On Presidential Rivals: Either Show Up For Votes Or Resign From The Senate

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

    07/21/2015 11:01:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican and Democratic Presidential Polling Results for Nevada conducted by Gravis Marketing. The results show that GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a commanding lead of 27.7%, with recently announced Presidential Candidate Scott Walker in second with 15%. In third is Ben Carson with 7.8% with Jeb Bush a point behind at 6.8%. Marco Rubio rounds out the top five with 5.4%. Undecided voters remain high at just over 20%.
  • Jeb Bush vs. Scott Walker: Round 1 of a long brawl

    07/21/2015 12:43:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Suddenly, the gloves are off between Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Surprisingly, Bush threw the first punch, sparking a back-and-forth between the two leading Republican candidates in early-state polls, both eager to highlight what they see as the other’s fatal flaw — Bush as the establishment shill and Walker as the foreign policy lightweight. It started during a town hall in Nevada Friday, when Bush took an unprovoked shot at Walker, portraying him as unserious and unsophisticated over a promise he made in his announcement speech last Monday to repeal the nuclear deal with Iran “on the very first day...
  • Cruz for President Releases Video Telling the Story of Dick and Betty Odgaard (Refused homo wedding)

    07/21/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/21/15
    Announces August 21st Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IAHOUSTON, Texas – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a video telling the story of Dick and Betty Odgaard, the Iowa couple who recently had to shut down their business as a result of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s efforts to force them to host a same-sex wedding ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs. The video highlights the Odgaards’ experience with government-sanctioned religious intolerance, as well as their reaction to being targeted. Cruz will host a special event in Des Moines, IA, next month featuring the Odgaards. “It...
  • ANALYST: Jeb Bush now has a 50% chance of winning the GOP nomination

    07/21/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by iowamark · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/21/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    One analyst thinks former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is the clear front-runner to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Greg Valliere, the chief political strategist at the Potomac Research Group, now pegs Bush's odds of winning the nomination at 50%. That's up from the 35% odds Potomac gave him in June. "His campaign has stabilized after a terrible spring slump," Valliere wrote in a research note. Bush has been leading most Republican polls of the race, but has faced an insurgency in recent weeks from real-estate magnate Donald Trump, who doubled Bush's support nationally in a poll released...
  • Miami Media Having Orgasms Over the Raising of the Cuban Flag at DC "*Embassy"

    07/20/2015 7:24:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    7/20/15
    The celebration of Obama's capitulation to the dictators is in full swing when you watch the local media in Miami. Looks like the ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations all sent reporters have "journalists" up there singing the praises of Castro and Obama.
  • The Rubio Feint

    07/20/2015 6:08:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    The Conservative base is upset – to put it mildly – with the Progressive RINO Establishment Since November of 2010 – when Marco Rubio, along with John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, et al, began to walk back poker-faced campaign promises – I’ve been documenting evidence indicting Marco Rubio as a happy little ladder-climber within the Progressive RINO Establishment. After winning in 2010, they spoke of “compromise” and “bi-partisanship;” not unlike a marketing theme incongruously composed and presented in a conference call. Many other conservatives grasping history are with me in the Reagan school of compromise: We win, they lose. As with...
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • John Kerry, who knows something about having his war record attacked, savages Donald Trump

    07/19/2015 3:14:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7-20-2015 | Brett Logiurato
    July 20, 2015John Kerry, who knows something about having his war record attacked, savages Donald Trumpby Brett Logiurato Secretary of State John Kerry came to the defense late Saturday night of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), whose combat record had come under fire earlier in the day by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Kerry served in the US Senate with McCain for nearly 30 years before replacing Hillary Clinton as secretary of state near the start of President Barack Obama's second term. "I have known John McCain for more than 30 years. We've had our share of disagreements and still do...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Trump Fans, It's Time for an Intervention

    07/13/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 280 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7-11-2015 | Jonah Goldberg (or…)
    Isnip)......I truly, honestly, and with all my heart and mind think Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are making a yuuuuuuge mistake. I think they are being conned and played. I feel like a guy whose brother is being taken advantage of by a grifter. I’m watching helplessly as the con artist congratulates him for taking out a third mortgage......(snip)
  • Donald Trump Not Sorry for Comments, Not Dropping Out

    07/19/2015 11:22:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/19/15 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY and SARAH PORTLOCK
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday he’s not sorry and he’s not withdrawing from the race over remarks he made about Arizona Sen. John McCain‘s status as a war hero. Mr. Trump drew fire after he said Saturday that Mr. McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential standard-bearer who spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, was “not a war hero.” Mr. Trump explained his dislike of seeing Mr. McCain was described that way by saying that Mr. McCain was “a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” The New York developer and...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Rubio: Trump's McCain attack a 'disqualifier'

    07/19/2015 11:19:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Eric Bradner
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump's comment that Sen. John McCain is not a war hero should disqualify him from the 2016 presidential race. "It's not just absurd, it's offensive. It's ridiculous. And I do think it's a disqualifier as commander-in-chief," Rubio said in an interview Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." The Florida senator was the latest Republican White House contender to hit Trump after the real estate mogul said Saturday that McCain "is not a war hero" because he was captured and held prisoner in Vietnam. "He is a war hero because he...
  • Rubio Is Still Pretending He Didn't Flip Flop On Immigration Reform [VIDEO]

    07/19/2015 10:31:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 07/19/2015 | Jake Tapper
    Click image to watch video on Crooks and Liars site (video is hosted by them)
  • Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio condemn Trump's comments about veteran McCain

    07/18/2015 1:59:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/18/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush condemned Donald Trump's attack today on Sen. John McCain, saying "enough with the slanderous attacks." Trump in Iowa today said of McCain: "He was not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." He later tried to explain his remarks but not really.
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (July 2015 Edition)

    07/16/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    FreeRepublic | July 16, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Walker the Presidential Candidate: What Makes Him Different From Marco Rubio

    07/14/2015 5:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07/14/2015 | John Podhoretz
    Scott Walker is now officially in the race for the presidency, and he has the best story to tell in the Republican primary field. In the video he released today, he says he will face fighters who haven’t won battles and political winners who haven’t scored policy victories — while he is a fighter who has won his battles. This is a fair depiction. He is the most accomplished Republican governor in the country, with a startling record of political achievement in Wisconsin. You probably know his story already, but if you don’t, I commend to you the book he...
  • Marco Rubio Ducks The Donald Trump Question

    07/13/2015 2:06:16 PM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/13/2015 | Jerry Weissman
    Ever since Donald Trump made his controversial statement about Mexicans during his announcement of his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for president, his poll numbers have surged. Despite angry backlash from the Hispanic community, dismissals from his sponsors, dismay from Republicans and derision from Democrats, Mr. Trump has jumped from the back of the pack of 16 candidates to seventh place in the aggregate RCP poll and as high as second in two other polls. He is now challenging veteran front runners Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and, particularly, Marco Rubio. One might expect that,...
  • GUEST COLUMN: Same-sex marriage guaranteed by the Constitution (Former GA Dem State Senator)

    07/13/2015 12:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Rome News-Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | Former State Sen. Kenneth Fuller (D-GA)
    I confess that I do not begin to understand homosexual or transgender issues. As life would have it, this matter has found its way into the lives of my own circle of friends and family members, people whom I love and respect most dearly. While I acknowledge that I do not fully understand the issues which formed the basis of the case before the Supreme Court, I am comfortable with the decision and fully believe the Court is right in its ruling that laws forbidding same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Frankly, I don’t have to understand anything other than that I...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned from First Debate

    07/12/2015 4:29:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | Staff
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate... And that is not sitting well with some of the party’s top donors, many of whom favor pro-amnesty legislation and do want to see their establishment darlings like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% challenged on the issue. According to an Associated Press report, “Republican donor John Jordan said Monday that GOP leaders should take steps to block Trump’s access to the first presidential debate in early August.” “Someone in the party ought to start some sort of petition saying, ‘If Trump’s going...
  • Hillary Clinton Attacks Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Economic Policy Speech

    07/13/2015 11:15:49 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    abc ^ | 7-13-2015 | LIZ KREUTZ
    While delivering her first major economic policy speech of her campaign, Clinton today called out Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker by name to contrast her policies -- focused on strengthening the middle class and increasing wages -- against those of her front-running Republican rivals. In her remarks, delivered at the New School in downtown Manhattan, Clinton first took aim at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his recent comment that “people need to work longer hours.” (A remark Bush’s campaign said was about unemployment.) “You may have heard Governor Bush say last week that Americans just need to...
  • THE SPEAKER IN FLORIDA: What kind of leader is Marco Rubio? An investigation.

    07/13/2015 11:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/13/2015 | Michael Mishak
    On September 13, 2005, Marco Rubio, then a 34-year-old state legislator from Miami, was officially designated the next speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. He was the first Cuban-American to win the job, and the Voice of America beamed his speech to countries around the globe, including Cuba. Nearly 200 people flew from Rubio's hometown to Tallahassee to attend the ceremony, which took place in the state House chambers. They wore laminated floor passes inscribed with a quote from Ronald Reagan: "There's no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 7/13/15 | Politicker Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Sen. Cross (Cruz) and Sen. Blond (Rubio): A tale of two Lateeeeeeen-oh presidential candidates

    Ha! Just what you'd expect.The American news media is feeling a bit confused by two conservative Republican Lateeeeeen-ohs running for president.Here's their dilemma: How are they to cover such an aberration?If they emphasize their ethnicity, they might actually win them some votes among those hot-blooded irrational Lateeeeeen-ohs. Better not to mention it.Ah, but if they fail to emphasize their ethnicity, some of their more sensitive politically-correct listeners and reders might start to think that there is some politically-incorrect bias involved. Better to make a big deal about it.So, take a look at these two reports from yesterday.First, examine this...
  • Here’s Which 2016 GOP Candidate Has the Most ‘Conservative’ Endorsements from Members of Congress

    07/13/2015 10:14:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    IJReview ^ | JOE PERTICONE
    As candidates are gearing up for the 2016 election cycle, many members of Congress have officially endorsed their favorites.Roll Call has compiled a list of the current public endorsements from sitting members of Congress among the Republican candidates.While some have racked up more endorsements than others (most candidates have none), we decided to filter the nearly 25 endorsements based on their different scores from three of the biggest conservative advocacy groups: The Heritage Foundation, the American Conservative Union, and FreedomWorks.Here are the three 2016 Republican candidates who have received the lion’s share of endorsements, matched with the average ratings from...
  • Why Scott Walker keeps dropping Marco Rubio’s name as VP

    07/09/2015 5:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sean Sullivan and Jenna Johnson
    Scott Walker has yet to launch his presidential campaign, but the Wisconsin governor is already talking both privately and publicly about a running mate: Marco Rubio. This comes as news to Rubio, the freshman Florida senator who is running his own campaign to be president. The constant prodding from Walker has become an irritant between the two GOP rivals, neither of whom knows the other all that well. The goal for Walker is clear: to calm the nerves of Republican power brokers who love his conservative message and anti-union pedigree but who worry about the appeal of a white male...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned From First Debate

    07/07/2015 7:17:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/7/15 | Breitbart News
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate. Fox News will host the first GOP presidential debate on August 6 in Cleveland, and the debate will be limited to the top ten candidates “in an average of the five most recent national polls in the run-up” to the debate. Trump, who placed second in Fox News’s most recent national poll after his presidential announcement speech in which he took firm stances against illegal immigration and trade deals that harm American workers, is in line to be one of the 10 candidates on stage....
  • Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants

    07/05/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Lauter
    Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore him. But as major corporations cut ties with Trump over his declaration that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug-runners, and as the issue continues to fill the airwaves of Spanish-language media, more candidates have spoken out, separating into two camps. Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Those who hope to appeal to Latino voters, including the two Floridians in the race, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, have criticized Trump.
  • Trump's "Slur" "Culture War Politics Of Worst Sort," "Essential" Jeb, Rubio Distance Themselves

    07/05/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: I want to ask you both about something else that’s come up. And that is comments that Donald Trump, who announced a few days ago he’s running for president, has made about Mexicans. And here’s a quote from Donald Trump. “I love the Mexican people, but you have people coming through the border that are from all over, and they are bad. I’m talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists.” Big reaction, Mark, on the Republican side to this. What does this mean for the Republican field? The other candidates,...
  • GOP is not slamming Donald Trump's views fast enough: Latino advocates

    07/04/2015 8:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Celeste Katz
    Motormouth Donald Trump isn’t doing the Republican Party any favors — and his fellow GOP candidates are adding to the damage by being slow to condemn him, Latino advocates said Friday. “Trump’s comments are causing irreparable harm to the brand. It’s going to be very hard to come back from it,” said Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The billionaire candidate sent the debate over border control into overdrive — and cost himself business deals — by saying Mexico exports “rapists” and drug dealers to the U.S. He upped the ante Friday after Kate Steinle,...
  • Trump Hammers Rubio: ‘Zero Credibility,’ ‘Outright Lies’ to Sell Amnesty

    07/05/2015 11:00:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    In addition, Trump’s adviser told Breitbart News that his boss can’t wait to expose Rubio’s weakness on immigration: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% has zero credibility on securing our border. Nothing has been more “divisive” than the outright lies Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% used to try and sell his amnesty for illegal immigrants to the American people. Hard working Americans cannot depend on Senator Rubio to protect their jobs. Senator Rubio’s “Gang of Eight” bill, which was such an epic failure it never even came up for a vote in the House, would have given President Obama the immediate...
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • Trump calls out Rubio for being ‘weak’ on immigration, praises Cruz

    07/04/2015 2:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    GANT Daily A CNN News Affiliate ^ | July 4, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump said fellow Republican presidential nominee Marco Rubio is “weak” on immigration, as the real estate mogul on Saturday continued to defend his controversial remarks on the subject in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”“There’s tremendous crime and illegal immigration is just incredible. As far as Rubio, he’s very weak on immigration,” he said in the phone interview. “You know, I have great relations with Mexico and I love the Mexican people, and the spirit of the Mexican people. These are people just pouring across the border.” In the past, Rubio, a Cuban-American, has said he supports...
  • Marco Rubio Crumbles in Polls

    07/04/2015 10:48:06 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-15 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday.
  • NH Primary Retail Politics Episode Ome

    07/04/2015 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 5 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2015 | Jim Noble
    Fourth of July parade just ended. 81F and cloudy, fairly humid. We make the politicians go last. Lots of O'Malley and Sanders signs in the small Democrat section. One Hillary sign, holder ran by fast. Krispy Kreme came next, with about 40 sign holders. Walked down the double yellow line waving, eyes straight ahead. Looked like he couldn't wait to get away. I knew he was big, but OMG is he big. Surprised he made it up the last hill. Rubio was next. Shook every hand, selfies with every teenaged girl, kissed every baby. Looks young and vigorous. Hung around...
  • Trump says Rubio is Weak on Immigration, Praises Ted Cruz and Mexicans

    07/04/2015 8:52:43 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 67 replies
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4337605569001 ^ | 7/4/2015 | Fox News Interview
    The Donald phoned it into Fox News this morning to defend himself against the ridiculous barrage of criticism from the media and even other Republicans. LINK to Right Scoop
  • MARCO RUBIO JUMPS IN WITH MSM: DONALD TRUMP ‘OFFENSIVE,’ ‘DIVISIVE,’ UNSERIOUS

    07/03/2015 11:08:28 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/15 | Breitbart News
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubio’s statement reads: Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from – not closer to – a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our...