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  • Black Activists Urge Democrats to Put an African-American On 2020 Presidential Ticket

    07/28/2017 10:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | July 25, 2017 | Tanasia Kenney
    Democrats must strongly consider putting an African-American candidate on the ticket if they plan to win back the White House, a number of Black activists say. The issue stands to be a topic of concern as hundreds of Black leaders gather in Baltimore, Md., this week for the NAACP’s 108th Annual National Convention, according to The News & Observer. This is the organization’s first major gathering since the contentious presidential election last fall. The group already has a growing number of potential candidates on its list, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • John McCain: “American Hero” (A critique from the Far Left)

    07/28/2017 5:29:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Jacobin Magazine ^ | July 28, 2017 | Branko Marcetic
    Journalists and politicians venerating John McCain's civility and decency have a short memory. Nothing rehabilitates a politician’s tarnished image quite like death. It happened to Nixon. It happened to Reagan. It will probably happen to Bush. And right now, it’s happening to John McCain. McCain is still alive, but a week ago he was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer, requiring surgery to have a tumor removed. The news prompted an outpouring of grief and well-wishing from Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and conservatives aike, as well as a deluge of hagiographical pieces valorizing McCain as an American hero...
  • Everyone was wrong about Ivanka

    07/28/2017 4:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | July 27, 2017 | Anita Kumar
    After Donald Trump was swept into the White House on the shoulders of his far-right base, moderate Republicans and centrist Democrats clung to a hope first kindled after Election Day that his daughter would act as a tempering force on issues, a calming presence even on her father’s sometimes erratic personality. It didn’t happen. And by the end of this week, they know it likely never will. “I had hope she would make some difference,” lamented Connie Morella, a moderate Republican who represented Maryland in Congress for 15 years. “I know she makes an impression on him but she doesn’t...
  • [FLASHBACK] Donald Trump is poised to lose in the biggest landslide in modern American history

    07/28/2017 3:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | September 1, 2016 | Damon Linker
    The conventional wisdom has calcified: Donald Trump is going to lose to Hillary Clinton. Sure, there have been brief moments when the outcome seemed in doubt — when the FBI director called Clinton's handling of her emails while secretary of state "extremely careless"; when it looked for about a half-hour that Trump received a significant bump from the GOP convention. But for the most part, and especially in the month since the conclusion of the Democratic convention, the race has settled into a stable pattern, with Clinton running between 4 and 8 points ahead of Trump nationally and beating him...
  • Let the Dems Be the Transgender Party

    07/28/2017 11:55:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 27, 2017 | George Neumayr
    That will just make it easier for Trump to win re-election. The other day, Bill Kristol, sounding like a spokesman for the ACLU, decried the theism of Donald Trump. “In America the president doesn’t tell us who or what or whether to worship,” he harrumphed on Twitter after Trump merely said that Americans worship God above government. To these Americans, the Dems lift up their middle finger and declare them “intolerant.” This gives Trump an enormous political advantage. With very little effort, he can pick off uneasy religious voters in the center while pulling down almost all of them on...
  • Polls Don’t Tell the Tale—Trump’s Support is Deep. Here’s Why…

    07/27/2017 11:30:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rabbi Dov Fischer
    As a conservative Republican, I harbored concerns when I voted last November for Donald Trump to be my president. I knew that I had to vote for him, given the unacceptable alternative of an incompetent liar who had placed me in a basket of “Deplorables”; had destroyed 33,000 emails that she covertly maintained on her bathroom server while telling me that the emails all concerned yoga classes and wedding dresses; had lied to me and the families of those who fell in Benghazi about what had really happened there on another 9/11; and really had nothing to show for decades...
  • To this lifelong Valley Dem, Hillary equaled Jeb Bush, but Trump 'talked like me'

    07/27/2017 8:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Vindicator ^ | July 27, 2017
    YOUNGSTOWN - When the voice on the other end of the phone said the president of the United States wanted to meet him, Geno DiFabio, a 54-year-old lifelong resident of the South Side, was skeptical. It wasn’t a completely unreasonable possibility. Just that morning, DiFabio had appeared on a Fox News show to discuss why he, a lifelong Democrat, switched parties to throw his support fully behind then-candidate Donald Trump. The voice – a White House communications official – convinced DiFabio that the call was legitimate, and they set a time to meet ahead of the president’s rally at the...
  • Melania Trump stuns in her 'boldest look yet' at Ohio rally

    07/26/2017 7:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Editors
    Melania Trump showed up at her husband's rally in Youngstown, Ohio, in what Vogue has deemed her "boldest look yet." Right off of Air Force One, FLOTUS looked fresh and revived as she arrived to hear President Trump's speech in the small city. The venue was packed with Trump supporters, all sporting "Make America Great Again" attire. Melania introduced her husband before he took the stage, quickly addressing her husband's dedication to the country. "As president, my husband will continue to fight each and every day to ensure our security, defend our livelihoods and rebuild the foundations of fortune that...
  • Protesters get into Trump Rally, but supporters are encouraged by speech

    07/25/2017 10:15:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WFMJ-TV ^ | July 25, 2017 | Michelle Nicks
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - While thousands of supporters waited to see President Donald Trump others who are apparently against his policies also made their way inside the packed venue. 21 News focused it's lens on those who were escorted out. A pregnant Lara Trump took the stage saying "O-H!" President Trump's daughter in law who is married to Eric Trump started things off and within minutes a protester tried to steal the show. But Youngstown Police immediately jumped into action and quickly ushered the protester out of the arena. When it was time for the main even President Trump barely had...
  • Majority of Arizona residents do not want McCain to finish his term following his cancer diagnosis

    07/25/2017 6:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Delphi Analytica ^ | July 25, 2017
    On July 19, 2017 it was announced that Sen. John McCain (R), 80, was diagnosed with brain cancer. His specific diagnosis was a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor with a median survival time of 15-16 months. While the tumor was removed during an operation, this type of cancer commonly returns. Delphi Analytica asked what the people of Arizona thought Senator McCain should do in light of his devastating diagnosis. Our poll was conducted via internet of 667 Arizona residents from July 21–23. 12% thought Senator McCain should not retire at this time. 19% thought that it was too...
  • Can Democrats Out-Populist Trump?

    07/24/2017 1:14:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | July 24, 2017 | Rob Garver
    There’s a strong argument among many Democrats that the party’s shocking 2016 electoral loss to Donald Trump and the Republican Party as a whole was at least in part due to a lazy messaging strategy that took the votes of the working class for granted. Now, 16 months from the next general election, the two top Democrats in Washington are promising that the party won’t make that mistake again. On Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer penned op-eds in The Washington Post and The New York Times, respectively, laying the foundation for a more...
  • Jeb Bush rallies Republicans to scold Trump on Russia

    07/24/2017 12:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, former presidential hopeful and former loud critic of President Donald Trump, has stepped back into the political arena to call out his fellow Republicans as hypocrites — for not publicly condemning Trump. Sigh. Why, why, why do these entrenched Republicans insist on picking public fights with their fellow GOPers? It doesn’t endear them to anyone but their own dwindling bases. And we know their bases are dwindling because try as they might, their candidates — their Marco Rubios, their Mitt Romneys, their Jeb Bushes — just couldn’t win against Trump. Yet six-plus months into Trump’s...
  • Schumer Rips Hillary: Don’t Blame Comey or Russia, ‘Blame Yourself’

    07/23/2017 2:19:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 23, 2017 | The Washington Post
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped his former colleague, Hillary Clinton, over her election loss to President Donald Trump and her subsequent efforts to explain why she lost. “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things—Comey, Russia—you blame yourself,” Schumer told The Washington Post. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.” Schumer’s comments—referring to Clinton blaming Russian meddling and the former FBI director for her loss to Trump—come as Democrats are trying to re-brand ahead of the...
  • Scaramucci: Trump ‘on Missile Lock to Keep’ Border Wall Promise

    07/22/2017 3:44:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    PoliZette ^ | July 22, 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci reaffirmed President Donald Trump’s commitment to stand for “the people that need the most help in the United States,” during an interview on SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Saturday.” The new communications director told Breitbart’s Matt Boyle that the shake-up within the White House in the aftermath of Scaramucci’s hiring and White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s unexpected resignation will serve to “refine” the message the president wishes to deliver to the American people. He said Trump is focused on fulfilling his campaign promises and corralling Congress into passing his legislative agenda. “We’ve got to get...
  • Eight months after the election, Democrats and Republicans say it's hard to move on.

    07/22/2017 11:47:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN Politics | July 21, 2017 | Vanessa Yurkevich, Natalie Austin and Masuma Ahuja
    The intense emotions surrounding the 2016 campaign were apparent to me during the last month of the race. I spent those final weeks criss-crossing the country with the CNN #myvote campaign camper, talking to voters about who they would pick and why. Most people my colleagues and I talked to were deeply set in their convictions about their candidate and easily overlooked any shortcomings. I rarely met an undecided voter. At the time, I expected that -- like most previous elections -- passions would eventually ease after the race was called and the country had time to process the results....
  • How the Democrats Fell for Trump’s Trap

    07/21/2017 3:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Vanity Fair | July 19, 2017 | Ken Stern
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  • Hollywood producer to Maxine Waters: Time for you to go

    07/21/2017 10:36:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Fact check: Absolutely true, at least to many people outside of California’s 43rd Congressional district. Maxine Waters has been in the House for twenty-six years as one of its most extreme progressives, and has spent much of the past year agitating for Donald Trump’s impeachment. On the other hand, the 78-year-old Waters has gotten a surprising amount of buzz on the Left as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, at least according to The Hill: Waters is emerging as the president’s harshest congressional critic, enraging Trump’s conservative supporters and electrifying the Democrats’ liberal base, some of whom are pushing –– only...
  • Trump says he needs more Republicans in Senate — and he might just get them

    07/19/2017 12:02:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 19, 2017 | Jeffry Bartash
    Democratic dreams of seizing Congress appear to be exactly that Some Democrats dream of recapturing control of Congress in 2018 and impeaching Donald Trump, but the odds are stacked against them despite the president’s early troubles and historically low approval ratings. Seizing the House of Representatives, where Republicans hold a 46-seat advantage, would be tough nut to crack. Yet Democrats might run into a brick wall in their bid to win back the Senate even though Republicans only hold a slender 52-48 edge. How come? An extremely unfavorable Senate map. Of the 33 senators up for reelection in a year...
  • Where did white voters back Hillary Clinton?

    07/19/2017 12:07:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Where did whites vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump? Not all that many places, if you take a look at this map from the Amazing Maps twitter account (h/t Patrick Ruffini's Twitter feed). When you look more closely, however, you will see that this geographically dispersed group of counties includes lots of heavily populated places, from New York City through Chicago's Cook County to Los Angeles County. According to the exit poll, whites voted 58 to 37 percent for Trump over Clinton; there's no indication who drew the map, or on the basis of what data, but from my...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Really Unpopular – Again

    07/18/2017 8:11:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 18, 2017 | Emily Peck
    Hillary Clinton is even less popular now than when she was running for president. Just 39 percent of Americans view Clinton favorably, according to a Bloomberg national poll conducted last week and released on Monday. A year ago, when Clinton was the presumptive Democratic nominee, her favorability was at 43 percent. The former secretary of state is viewed slightly more negatively than President Donald Trump, who has historically low poll numbers for a president this early in his administration. That puts Clinton at odds with every losing presidential candidate since 1992. Except for Clinton, the defeated candidate saw an increase...