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  • The Republican establishment badly needs to thin the candidate herd. Like, now.

    02/04/2016 3:37:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/4/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Since the Iowa caucuses ended Monday night, three Republican candidates have ended their presidential campaigns. The problem for establishment GOPers? None of that trio is named Jeb Bush, John Kasich or Chris Christie. The thinning of the Republican field has occurred entirely outside of the "establishment" lane -- with Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul all calling it quits. That's a very bad thing for an establishment badly in need of finding a unity candidate soon if they want to have any hope of unseating the two favorites -- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz -- as the race moves...
  • Hillary Clinton says right-wing conspiracy still exists

    02/04/2016 2:24:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Hillary Clinton agrees there is still a "vast right-wing conspiracy" and if anything it has only become more richly financed. During the New Hampshire town hall debate on Wednesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Clinton if she still believes there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" as she said there was during the late 90s to initially explain the Monica Lewinksy scandal. "Don't you?" Clinton replied, as the audience laughed. "Yeah. It's gotten even better funded." "They brought in some new multibillionaires to pump the money in. Look, these guys play for keeps. "They want to control our country." "I've...
  • Ben Carson Gets Hoisted on His Own Petard, and it Isn’t Pretty (VIDEO)

    02/03/2016 3:50:58 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 88 replies
    REDSTATE ^ | February 3rd, 2016 at 04:42 PM | By: Leon H. Wolf (Diary)
    It is by now well understood that someone from the Ben Carson campaign is responsible for the whole "Carson going to Florida" mess, and during a press conference today, Carson admitted it.
  • CNN'S Baldwin: Cruz Is Throwing My Network "Under The Bus-"The Was BS"

    02/03/2016 1:47:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday CNN aired Republican presidential candidate Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a news conference answering a question about his campaign saying that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the race the night of the Iowa caucus, which was misinformation, the Cruz campaign has apologized for and claims to have forwarded from a CNN news alert.
  • Donald Trump implodes campaign by being a sore loser

    02/03/2016 10:27:26 AM PST · by CA Conservative · 187 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/2016 | Philip Klein
    Nobody likes a sore loser, and by adopting that role on Wednesday morning in charging that Sen. Ted Cruz "stole" Iowa, Donald Trump has effectively imploded his campaign. Yes, I know. Pundits have been saying for months that one Trump comment or another would sink him, only to be proven wrong. But here's why this is different. Every other time Trump said something controversial, or insulted an opponent, he was doing so from a position of strength. He looked like the alpha male toying with his pathetic oppnents. His whole brand is based on the idea that he's a "winner"...
  • Not many Muslims support Republicans, but those who do support Trump

    02/03/2016 10:41:13 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    vox.com ^ | February 3, 2016, 8:50 a.m. ET | Zack Beauchamp
    Not many Muslims support Republicans, but those who do support Trump Updated by Zack Beauchamp on February 3, 2016, 8:50 a.m. ET @zackbeauchamp zack@vox.com Donald Trump wants to ban any more Muslims from entering the United States. Yet among Muslim Americans, he's the most popular Republican candidate for president — although that may say more about the rest of the GOP field than about Trump, given that he's polling "first" among Republicans with only 7.5 percent Muslim American support. That's according to a new survey of Muslim Americans from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), conducted among 2,000 Muslims in...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Lost Iowa Because He Attacked Cruz 'Like A Liberal Democrat'

    02/02/2016 11:18:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 219 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 2, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Donald Trump lost the Iowa caucus because his criticism of Ted Cruz made him sound "like a liberal Democrat." "I don't think Trump skipping the debate had a thing to do with what happened last night," began Limbaugh. "This is a Republican primary. It's Iowa. Conservatives win in Iowa." "Donald Trump, I don't know if you forgot - one thing that everyone remembers - he went out and tried to criticize Ted Cruz," explained the talk-show host. "Ted Cruz isn't the enemy," he continued. "Hillary Clinton is the enemy. Ted Cruz is...
  • Shock-Headline In Washington Post Attack On Trump's Faith Not Supported By Story

    02/01/2016 2:50:38 PM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | John Nolte
    Although Barack Obama spent 20 years in a radical, racialist church with a pastor who asks God to damn America; although Obama is a supporter of the infanticide known as partial-birth abortion, bashes Christianity, and uses ObamaCare as a means to persecute Christians through the power of the state, Obama’s longtime supporters at the Washington Post still write gushing articles about Obama’s Christianity and lash out harshly at those who don’t vouch for the president’s questionable faith.
  • Chris Matthews Changes Election Prediction in Just Over a Minute

    02/01/2016 1:59:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 1, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you want Chris Matthews to change his mind, just wait a minute. In just over a minute on Morning Joe today, Matthews changed his election prediction from agreeing with Joe Scarborough that Trump would win and that Bernie Sanders would squeak out a victory to changing his prediction to a win by Hillary Clinton. However, the most fascinating part of his quick change of prediction was his frozen face when put on the spot by Scarborough as weird undulations played out over the surface. A body language expert could have a field day analyzing what was going through the...
  • Vox: Hey, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Agree On A Lot of Stuff, Huh?

    02/01/2016 1:16:35 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    HotAir ^ | 2/1/2016 | Taylor Millard
    There's an interesting piece from Vox's John B. Judis pointing out just how similar Donald Trump's positions are with the ones of Bernie Sanders. There's going to be a fair amount of consternation between both Trump and Sanders' supporters, who really don't want to be associated with each other, on this but Vox thinks there's plenty of crossover between the two. The first is, you guessed it, populism but it goes even deeper than that: Sanders is a left-wing populist. He wants to defend the "collapsing middle class" against the "billionaire class" that controls the economy and politics. He is...
  • New York Times endorses John Kasich in GOP primary

    01/30/2016 5:47:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The headline on this endorsement from the New York Times editorial board sounds more plaintive than aspirational: A Chance to Reset the Republican Race. Sure, it is … if one ignores practically everything that has driven the primary race to this point and hearken back to a time when tenure in the party establishment was considered a boon rather than a handicap. Plus, one has to dismiss practically everyone else in the field with substance-free one-liners.Mission accomplished, I guess: More than a half-dozen other candidates are battling for survival. Jeb Bush has failed to ignite much support, but at least...
  • The New York Times endorses Clinton, Kasich

    01/30/2016 11:45:57 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/30/16 | Kristen East
    The New York Times on Saturday endorsed former secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination and Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican nomination. The editorial board's endorsements, published online and to run in Sunday's print edition, come two days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday.
  • Donald Trump to Be Labeled ‘Racist Bully’ on Every HuffPost Story

    01/29/2016 2:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 28, 2016 | Itay Hod
    News site will include an anti-Trump addendum on each article about the GOP presidential frontrunnerHow’s this for a kicker? The Huffington Post will now end every article about Donald Trump with a special note calling him a “racist,” “liar” and a “xenophobe,” while reminding its readers of the GOP presidential frontrunner’s controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States....
  • Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president

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

    01/30/2016 4:35:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/30/16 | Todd J. Gillman
    A Jeb Bush town hall is somewhat more sedate than a Trump or Cruz event. Voters are attentive and respectful. They're not especially angry. They didn't come for insults and bluster. "Governor Bush... you are the most reasonable, responsible, respectful and resilient candidate in either party... I hope common sense will prevail," Harrison Cass Jr., 67, a retired school superintendent from Waterloo, told him during a Q&A. "Are you caucusing for me? Lemme give you a hug." And Bush walked over and hugged him. -snip- He defended his view that the Republican Party needs to be more tactful and welcoming...
  • Beck: Trump Is 'a Pathological Narcissistic Sociopath,' 'Trying to Put Megyn Kelly...in His Dungeon'

    01/30/2016 3:47:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 177 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/30/16 | Staff
    I have had more than one medical professional warn me that Donald Trump is a pathological narcissistic sociopath. I do not say that lightly nor to smear him. Look the terms up and talk to psychiatric professionals. A few have already written about this and spoken out. While, I want to be clear as do they, no one can officially diagnosis this with out private sessions, I have had more than one professional have laugh at me when I suggested in Trumps defense that maybe he “wasn’t a sociopath”. I warn you with as much conviction as I warned in...
  • Total War: Trump Goes After ‘Psycho’ Manchester Union Leader

    01/29/2016 4:34:37 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | John Nolte
    For those of us who have been waiting decades for a Republican presidential candidate to figure out that the Establishment Media is already at war with us, Donald Trump is not only an answer to that prayer but an effective answer. After just taking down the once-infallible Fox News a notch, in New Hampshire Friday, The Donald eviscerated New Hampshire’s Union Leader. The New York Times: Mr. Trump has denounced the paper repeatedly since it endorsed Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey for president, but on Friday he let loose with a new and more intense stream of invective against...
  • Van Jones: The environmental movement is too white

    09/25/2013 2:52:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-25-2013
    Is the green movement too white? According to former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones, it is. Jones told the news site Grist that the environmental movement has a diversity problem. The mainstream donors and environmental organizations could be strengthened just by recognizing the other environmentalisms that are already existing and flourishing outside their purview, Jones said. Historically, many environmental organizations have been mostly white, and organizations tying environmentalism to social justice received a much smaller amount of funding than mainstream groups. But Jones said that a movement that welcomed more diversity would flourish. If you go to Detroit,...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

    01/30/2016 9:13:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination The Editorial Board For the past painful year, the Republican presidential contenders have been bombarding Americans with empty propaganda slogans and competing, bizarrely, to present themselves as the least experienced person for the most important elected job in the world. Democratic primary voters, on the other hand, after a substantive debate over real issues, have the chance to nominate one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history. Hillary Clinton would be the first woman nominated by a major party. She served as a senator from a major state (New...
  • 'Planet Earth' Really Hates Donald Trump: “People are in disbelief" "People are kind of scared"

    01/30/2016 12:17:25 AM PST · by drewh · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1.29.16 2:30pm
    LONDON — No doubt Donald Trump will be thrilled that the entire world is mesmerized as he steamrolls over his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. He probably doesn’t care that most of the international publicity is bad publicity—but even the master of ill-tempered putdowns and Twitter vitriol will struggle to keep up with the sheer number of attacks and jibes pouring in from every corner of the globe. He does have a select band of fans—more on those later—but they are being drowned out by an incredulity that stretches from Europe’s capitals to post-conflict Afghanistan; from the African deltas...
  • A Saudi Prince Fond of High-Profile Investing

    01/28/2016 8:01:29 PM PST · by RginTN · 27 replies
    the new york times ^ | April 12, 1995 | PETER TRUELL
    Just who is Donald J. Trump's Prince, and why has he come now to buy into the Plaza Hotel? Prince Walid bin Talal is the Saudi ruling family's most prominent -- and most adventurous -- international investor, with large stakes in Citicorp, Four Seasons Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Euro Disney and Saks Fifth Avenue, which is controlled by Investcorp of Bahrain.
  • Why Bernie Sanders doesn't participate in organized religion

    01/27/2016 1:46:04 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/16 | Frances Stead Sellers
    Growing up, Bernie Sanders followed the path of many young American Jews. He went to Hebrew school, was bar mitzvahed and traveled to Israel to work on a kibbutz. But as an adult, Sanders drifted away from Jewish customs. And as his bid for the White House gains momentum, he has the chance to make history. Not just as the first Jewish president — but as one of the few modern presidents to present himself as not religious. "I am not actively involved with organized religion," Sanders said in a recent interview. Sanders said he believes in God, though not...
  • Melissa Gilbert tells Mike Bishop to end Planned Parenthood investigation

    01/27/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 40 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Brian Johnston
    HOWELL Michigan congressional candidate Melissa Gilbert (D, Howell) is calling upon Rep. Mike Bishop (R, Rochester) to end his Planned Parenthood investigation and “apologize to Michigan taxpayers.” Gilbert said in a press release that Bishop is “wasting … time and money investigating Planned Parenthood based on heavily-edited videos.” A Texas grand jury indicted David R. Deleiden and Sandra S. Merritt for tampering with government records, according to the New York Times. The grand jurors said Planned Parenthood was not guilty of any wrongdoing. According to Gilbert, Bishop has voted six times to defund Planned Parenthood. Gilbert, an actress and former...
  • Let's Not Forget . . .

    01/27/2016 2:23:47 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 20 replies
    Vanity | January 27, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    In all of this hubbub about Trump's choice to pull out of the Fox News debate, I think it's useful remember just how deceitful and mendacious Megyn Kelly's attempt at a "kill shot" on Trump was. After the initial attempt to torpedo him with the "party loyalty pledge" issue, here was Trump's first debate question of the 2016 Presidential campaign, asked by the supposedly "fair and balanced" Megyn Kelly: "Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don't use a politician's filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular,...
  • Yes, It Was Fair for Ben Sasse to Question Donald Trump About His Many Affairs

    01/27/2016 2:23:56 PM PST · by JediJones · 145 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/27/2016 | David French
    Ben Sasse @BenSasse .@realDonaldTrump Q4: You brag abt many affairs w/ married women. Have you repented? To harmed children & spouses? Do you think it matters? Here's what Sasse is talking about: Trump engaged in a highly publicized affair with actress Marla Maples while he was married to his first wife, Ivana Trump, and has written about having relationships with married women. "If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller," Trump wrote in his book "The Art of the Comeback." Trump also...
  • Donald Trump out of debate

    01/26/2016 4:15:55 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 1,286 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/26/2016 | ABC News
    JUST IN: Donald Trump campaign manager confirms to @KFaulders Trump will "definitely not" participate in Thursday's #GOPDebate
  • 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.
  • Chris Matthews: A vast right-wing conspiracy is after Clinton

    01/26/2016 3:32:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 | T. Becket Adams
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews came to the defense of Hillary Clinton Tuesday afternoon, and argued that a "vast right-wing conspiracy" is working hard to undermine her dreams of winning the White House. The moment occurred as the cable news host complained that a participant in Monday's CNN town hall told Clinton to her face that many young voters don't see her as an honest person. Several recent polls show that voters have grave misgivings about Clinton's ability to tell the truth, and the ongoing federal investigation into her private State Department email server continues to dog her campaign every step...
  • As Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Soar, G.O.P. Leaders Exasperation Grows

    01/26/2016 8:24:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/26/16 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Republican leaders are growing alarmed by the ferocious ways the party's mainstream candidates for president are attacking one another, and they fear that time is running out for any of them to emerge as a credible alternative to Donald J. Trump or Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Leaders of the Republican establishment, made up of elected officials, lobbyists and donors, are also sending a message to the mainstream candidates, such as former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, that they should withdraw from the race if they do not show strength soon. The members of the party establishment are growing impatient...
  • 'Twilight' Star Kristin Stewart on Gender Gap: Quit Complaining and Do Something

    01/26/2016 3:00:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    "It's boring." Actress and star of the blockbuster Twilight movie series Kristin Stewart spoke with Variety magazine about the supposed gender gap in Hollywood's paycheck. "Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something," Stewart said. "Go write something, go do something." "And that's easy to say," she continued. "Like, ****, it's hard to get movies made. It's a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies? But that subject is just so prevalently everywhere right now, and it's boring." "Guys make more money because their movies make more money," she added. "Let's start making more movies. It makes...
  • Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts

    01/26/2016 11:29:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” It’s mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are billionaires. They own a very big company. They also are very prominent philanthropists, giving hundreds of millions to cancer research, concert halls and other worthy causes. But what makes them hated and feared by progressives such as Mayer is their political work. They help fund some organizations and foundations, some purely educational, some partisan. To listen to the left, they...
  • PBS Contributor: Star Wars Could Use a "Muslim Jedi named Mohammed"

    01/24/2016 12:40:14 PM PST · by rightistight · 80 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 1/14/16 | Aurelius
    Despite the fact that there are no Christians, Jews, Hindus, or Buddhists in the Star Wars universe, Haroon Moghul appeared on the PBS NewsHour and lobbied for the inclusion of a Muslim Jedi in Episode VIII or IX. In a "NewsHour essay," Moghul explained, "With tensions between Muslims and our neighbors worse than I had ever known, I asked Abrams to add a positive Muslim character to one of these franchises." Maybe "a Jedi named Mohammed," he suggested. There are Jewish names in Star Wars, Moghul continued, as well as Christian ones. "We can accept a Ben Kenobi, though Ben's...
  • Trump Spokesman Flat out Lies about Trump’s Own Words

    01/23/2016 11:15:46 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 133 replies
    Redstate ^ | Leon H. Wolf
    Life as a Trump spokesperson has got to be a degrading existence. Your job, essentially, is to defend every public utterance of a guy who changes positions every half hour, but refuses to ever admit that he has ever been wrong. As the Right Scoop notes, part of the job description of being a Trump spokesman is literally believing that Donald Trump has never been wrong, even when Donald Trump disagrees with previous things Donald Trump has said. Supporters of other candidates do not have to do this. Rubio's supporters don't have to say that Rubio was never involved in...
  • Trump, Conservative Ideolgues and Populists

    01/24/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by DanMiller · 13 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 24, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Conservative ideologues want to keep things essentially as they are, making only marginal and generally ineffective changes. Populists want to change things to be more consistent with what "we the people" want. Often, what we the people want is better than what our "leaders" want or try to provide. Under these definitions, Trump is a populist, not a conservative ideologue. That's good.According to Dictionary. com, these are attributes of "conservatives:" Disposed to preserve existing conditions, restore traditional ones, and to limit change. According to the same source, "populism" means: Any of various, often anti-establishment or anti-intellectual political movements or philosophies that...
  • Donald Trump Would ‘Love’ to See Michael Bloomberg Run

    01/24/2016 10:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/24/2016 | Maggie Haberman
    <p>Donald J. Trump's reaction to the potential run of Michael R. Bloomberg in the presidential race was simple: Bring it on.</p> <p>"I would love to see Michael run -- I would love the competition," Mr. Trump said in a brief interview before a rally of several hundred people who lined up for hours to see him here.</p>
  • 'SNL': Tina Fey Returns to Mock Sarah Palin for Donald Trump Endorsement

    01/24/2016 9:41:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    Tina Fey gave her fans what they were hoping for all week.Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to once again play former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the heels of the political commentator's endorsement of Donald Trump.Fey appeared as Palin in the cold open alongside the GOP presidential candidate, played by fellowSNLveteranDarrell Hammond.
  • Welcome To The Party, Pal

    01/24/2016 7:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    My reaction to the "Against Trump" issue of National Review: It's about damn time. It's not like contributors and editors of the conservative journal had been ambiguous on their feelings toward the billionaire and current GOP frontrunner. They've clearly had problems with him from the jump. But they'd done so individually. Now, they've spoken collectively in a way few conservative organizations would dare. To them, I quote John McClane form Die Hard in saying, "Welcome to the party, Pal." The appeal of a Donald Trump is obvious: 1) He has his own money, which means he's beholden to no one....
  • Megan Kelly to Moderate Next Debate Despite Trump's Objection

    01/24/2016 8:13:43 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 105 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/24/2016 | Aleister
    <p>The next Republican debate is coming up this Thursday and will be hosted by FOX News. Based on their back and forth the last time FOX News hosted, Donald Trump asked the network to take Megyn Kelly off the moderator desk.</p>
  • Hillary Getting a Pass on Dems' Turn Left to Socialism

    01/24/2016 8:04:43 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jamnuary 24,2016 | Sale a Zito
    She was burned once before by being the second most liberal Democrat in a presidential race – when she ran against Barack Obama in 2008 – and she isn't going to let that happen again. Meanwhile, the national media allows her to get away with such a strategy by not asking what separates her from Sanders. Where are the newspaper columns suggesting that Bernie is dragging Hillary to the left? There aren't any. No one is forcing Clinton to take a more moderate stance because, if she has to pitch as far left as Sanders does to win the nomination,...
  • David Cameron Lambasts Trump For Making 'Fundamental Mistake' Of Blaming All Muslims For ISIS

    01/23/2016 2:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | January 23, 2016 | Paul Vale
    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday accused Donald Trump of making it more difficult to defeat Islamic State extremists. Speaking to the US website Mic.Com, the Tory Party leader said the billionaire was making the "fundamental mistake" of trying to blame all Muslims for the violent ideology of a minority while praising Islam as a religion of peace. Trump, currently leading national polls to be the Republican Party nominee ahead of the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, sparked international censure in December after he demanded all Muslims be barred from entering the US following the Paris massacre. The property...
  • The inside story of National Review’s big anti-Donald Trump issue

    01/23/2016 3:29:26 AM PST · by AdaGray · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/22/2016 | Callum Borchers
    It’s one thing to publish an editorial denouncing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump; any news outlet can do that, and plenty have. It’s another to get almost two dozen leading conservative thinkers to write essays arguing against the Manhattan billionaire’s nomination and agree to print them under a single banner: “Against Trump.”
  • A YUGE number of conservatives just shredded Donald Trump in the National Review

    01/22/2016 6:43:10 AM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 97 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/22/16 | Callum Borchers
    In their editorial, National Review editors put it this way: There are understandable reasons for his eminence, and he has shown impressive gut-level skill as a campaigner. But he is not deserving of conservative support in the caucuses and primaries. Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones. Paraphrasing a line of scripture from 1 Timothy, Erickson writes this: We should not put a new conservative in charge of conservatism or the country, so that he does not become puffed up...
  • Against Trump [National Review's Manifesto]

    01/21/2016 7:27:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 201 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/22/16 | The Editors
    Donald Trump leads the polls nationally and in most states in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. There are understandable reasons for his eminence, and he has shown impressive gut-level skill as a campaigner. But he is not deserving of conservative support in the caucuses and primaries. Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones. Trump's political opinions have wobbled all over the lot. The real-estate mogul and reality-TV star has supported abortion, gun control, single-payer health care à la...
  • National Review, conservative thinkers stand against Trump

    01/21/2016 4:17:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 213 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/21/16 | Dylan Byers
    National Review, the conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, will publish a special issue on Friday opposing Donald Trump's bid for the presidency, according to a source with knowledge of the issue's contents. The issue will feature a blistering editorial that labels Trump a threat to conservatism, as well as essays by 22 prominent conservative thinkers from various ideological factions, in opposition to Trump's candidacy, the source said. "Donald Trump is a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot on behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as The Donald...
  • U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

    01/23/2016 12:25:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Jan 2016 | Mark Mazzetti And Matt Apuzzo
    When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria's embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew it would have a willing partner to help pay for the covert operation. It was the same partner the C.I.A. has relied on for decades for money and discretion in far-off conflicts: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since then, the C.I.A. and its Saudi counterpart have maintained an unusual arrangement for the rebel-training mission, which the Americans have code-named Timber Sycamore. Under the deal, current and former administration officials said, the Saudis contribute both weapons and large sums of...
  • Greenfield: Trolling is the New Politics

    01/22/2016 5:58:11 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 Trolling is the New Politics Posted by Daniel Greenfield Your classic troll was an amoral sociopath or played one on the internet. His only cause was his own amusement. He advocated horrible and contradictory causes because it amused him to infuriate people. If he could get an entire group howling for his blood, he won. If an outraged media reported on his antics, he was a prince among trolls. Chaos and absurdity were his only agendas. But eventually the trolls who did it for the "Lulz" gave way to the "Moralfags" sincere trolls who were sincerely...
  • Marco Rubio once "arrested for drinking beer in public park"

    01/21/2016 8:33:18 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    Marco Rubio once "arrested for drinking beer in public park" By Robert Tait, Los Angeles 3:23AM GMT 22 Jan 2016 Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential contender who has been touted as a possible choice of the party's "establishment", was once arrested in a Miami park notorious for gang violence, drug-dealing and prostitution, a newspaper profile has revealed. He was detained along with two friends while going through a wayward late teenage phase for drinking alcohol in his home city's Alice C Wainwright Park after it had been closed to the public for the night. Mr Rubio, a United States senator...
  • Flashback - Palin's Big Oil infatuation [End of snow forever in DC]

    01/22/2016 1:20:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    RFK jr.com ^ | September 24, 2008 | RFK Jr
    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I hurried to get my children out of the water and back to the dock, I shouted over the roaring wind, "This is some kind of tornado." The fog consolidated and a waterspout hundreds of feet high rose from the white ocean and darted across its surface, landing for a moment on a moored outboard to spin it...
  • George Soros: 'Donald Trump Is Doing The Work Of ISIS'

    01/21/2016 5:49:10 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | JAN 21, 2016 | Antoine Gara
    George Soros, the world's richest hedge fund billionaire, has no shortage of opinions when it comes to both politics and the global economy. Famed for making a billion dollars by "breaking" the Bank of England in 1992, Soros is in a semi-retirement, but his prognostications still move markets. And he remains a top contributor on the U.S. political scene, where he supports liberal candidates and causes. On Thursday evening at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros used a 45-minute interview with Bloomberg TV's Francine Lacqua to create an explosion of headlines on both the political and economic front. "Donald...