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  • Poll: More GOP Voters See Themselves As ‘Trump Supporters’ Rather Than Republicans

    09/25/2017 12:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    An NBC/WSJ poll released Thursday reveals that more Republican voters consider themselves a “supporter of Donald Trump” rather than a “supporter of the Republican Party.” A whopping 58 percent of respondents indicated they considered themselves Trump supporters, while only 38 percent indicated they considered themselves supporters of the Republican party. 2 percent see themselves as both, while 1 percent said they were neither. The poll further reveals a split within the Republican party, as Trump supporters hold a far less positive opinions of many GOP politicians. For example, only 13 percent of Trump supporters view Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Trump phones 'Rick & Bubba,' calls Roy Moore 'Ray' as he stumps for Strange

    09/25/2017 10:20:53 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 22 replies
    AL.com ^ | Sep 25 | Leada Gore
    A primary win by "Ray" Moore would open Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Donald Trump told radio-hosts "Rick and Bubba" this morning. Trump called the popular syndicated radio show on Monday, just days after appearing at a Huntsville, Alabama rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. "Luther Strange is going to be a great Senator," Trump said. "He loves Alabama, he loves the state and he loves the country. He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If Luther wins, the Democrats will hardly fight. If Ray wins (Democrats) will pour in $30...
  • Bill Clinton's pollster doesn't think much of the race Hillary Clinton ran

    09/24/2017 7:10:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 23, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Everyone seems to have a strong opinion about why Hillary Clinton lost. Clinton herself -- as explained in her new memoir "What Happened" -- puts blame on her campaign, the news media, former FBI director James Comey and WikiLeaks. Donald Trump tweeted this morning that "Crooked Hillary" was simply a "bad candidate." And now Stan Greenberg, the man who served as the lead pollster for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign (and Al Gore's 2000 campaign) has written a long essay titled "How She Lost" that slams Clinton (and her campaign) for a series of messaging, tactical and broader strategic errors....
  • Clinton: Some women 'disrespected themselves' at Trump campaign rallies

    09/24/2017 5:11:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Hillary Clinton said Saturday that some women are "publicly disrespecting themselves" in their support of President Trump. "When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace? In a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?" Clinton told MSNBC's Joy Reid on "AM Joy." Clinton made the comments when asked about pro-Trump women who wear profane t-shirts "that used the b-word, the c-word about you." "And I think that's one of the problems with sexism. We had such...
  • Trump Could Win Even If He Loses in Alabama

    09/24/2017 3:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama Republicans have a choice between a Trump-like outsider and a Trump-backed insider Tuesday in a closely watched Senate GOP runoff that has the potential to wreak havoc on the Senate Republicans’ narrow majority. In a fitting conclusion to a sometimes nasty battle, supporters of GOP establishment-backed interim Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., are expected to rally on the eve of the election with Vice President Mike Pence. On the other side of the state, backers of insurgent candidate Roy Moore will stump with Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and controversial "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Trump...
  • Clinton calls out Trump administration's response to Puerto Rico devastation

    09/24/2017 1:05:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 24, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Hillary Clinton called out the Trump administration Sunday for its response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. "President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens," Clinton said in a Sunday morning tweet, referring to the Department of Defense, Secretary James Mattis and a US Navy ship that serves as a medical facility....
  • Nigel Farage to support controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama election

    09/24/2017 12:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 24, 2017 | Ben Jacobs in Mobile, Alabama
    Nigel Farage will speak in Fairhope, Alabama on Monday night, in support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Guardian has learned that the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) will join former White House advisor Steve Bannon and Duck Dynasty TV star Phil Robertson at an election eve rally. Moore, a fiery opponent of gay marriage who condemned “sodomy” in prepared remarks in a televised debate, is in a tight race against appointed incumbent Luther Strange, for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s attorney general. Farage is a...
  • Scarborough: NFL players refusing to stand help Trump

    09/24/2017 12:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Sunday said it helps President Trump politically when NFL players protest during the national anthem. "This may be unpopular but it is a political reality," Scarborough tweeted Sunday. "Every NFL player refusing to stand for the national anthem helps Trump politically." His comments come after President Trump on Friday attacked players who refuse to stand....
  • How She Lost

    09/23/2017 8:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | September 21, 2017 | Stanley Greenberg
    Malpractice cost Clinton the election, but her ambivalence on big issues was produced by big structural factors that affect all Democrats. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen Penguin Hillary Clinton’s tragic 2016 campaign faced withering criticism in the press, social media, and now, in Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s inside account, Shattered. From my vantage point as lead pollster for the Democratic nominees in 1992 and 2000, part of the closing clutch of pollsters in 2004, and invited noodge in 2016, I have little quarrel with the harshest of these criticisms. Malpractice and arrogance contributed...
  • Geraldo: Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Up Because He Shows ‘Leadership And Compassion’ [VIDEO]

    09/22/2017 8:07:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2017 | Nick Givas
    President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have continued to rise because of the president’s “leadership and compassion,” Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera said Friday on “Fox and Friends.” “It’s no accident that his approval rating across the board is ticking up,” Rivera said. “Why is that? It’s because he has shown leadership and compassion and understanding of suffering in terms of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and now Hurricane Maria. He has really stepped up to the plate.” “The other reason the president’s popularity ticked up is this strength and reason and steadiness he is showing with the ‘Rocket Man,'” he added....
  • Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

    09/22/2017 7:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence,...
  • Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2005: 'Homosexual conduct should be illegal'

    09/21/2017 6:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 21, 2017 | Nathan McDermott and Andrew Kaczynski
    Roy Moore, a Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, said in a 2005 interview that he believes "homosexual conduct" should be illegal. Moore, a hardline conservative Christian and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, made the comments in an interview with liberal commentator Bill Press on C-SPAN2's After Words. Moore appeared on the show to publicize a book he had just written about his expulsion from the court for refusing to take down a monument to the Ten Commandments. During the interview Press asked Moore if he believed homosexual conduct should still be illegal after the 2003 landmark...
  • [FLASBACK FROM JUNE] Trump just became a formidable candidate in 2020

    09/20/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The American Bazaar ^ | June 6, 2017 | Robinder Sachdev
    Between now and the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, one thing is certain. No matter how and where things go in the world outside and inside the United States, Trump will be a more formidable candidate than any opponent when he is up for re-election in 2020. By walking out of the Paris accord on climate change, Donald Trump has consolidated his base, and has shown to them – and the future voters of 2020 in America – that he has the ability to fight for them. That he can fight against the bad boys and the forces...
  • Trump Approval Rating Rises

    09/20/2017 10:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | September 20, 2017 | John Eggerton
    While still historically low, President Donald Trump's approval rating is on the upswing, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. After a lowest-ever showing of 39% in last month's poll, the most recent survey finds his overall approval rating up at 43%. Among Republicans, 80% gave their approval, up from 73% in the previous poll. Among Democrats 40% approve of his performance, up from 35% last month. The improvement likely has to do with Trump's recent signals he is willing to compromise with Democrats on a successor program to DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Trump's post-Charlottesville...
  • What Happened? America's Political Axis Tilted. (Is Eugene Robinson retarded?)

    09/19/2017 11:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 19, 2017 | Eugene Robinson
    Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant. With all respect to Hillary Clinton, her newly published memoir, "What Happened," doesn't really tell what happened. It is perhaps inevitable that she would focus on the daily twists and turns of the campaign. It is understandable that she would blame James Comey, Vladimir Putin and the media for damaging her prospects -- and that she would downplay her own strategic...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Trump Promised To Take Jobs Away From Women

    09/18/2017 11:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2017 | David Krayden, Ottawa Bureau Chief
    Hillary Clinton suggested in an interview published Saturday that President Donald Trump appealed to male voters by promising to take jobs away from women and give them to men. In the interview with the New York Times to promote her new book “What Happened,” Clinton claimed that President Trump won because he sold a “retrograde message of nostalgia: ‘We can go back to the way things were. You don’t have to compete with a woman for a job. Or with a striving young immigrant.’ It’s a falsehood that gave some comfort to people and gave the permission to scapegoat others.”...
  • 'What Happened' Perfectly Illustrates Why Clinton Lost—Just Not on Purpose

    09/17/2017 9:45:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Vice ^ | September 15, 2017 | Jamie Peck
    In trying to reckon with her loss, Hillary Clinton doubles down on the same hollow rhetoric and questionable politics that contributed to it. "I'm coming around to the idea that what we need more than anything at this moment in America is what you might call 'radical empathy.'" — Hillary Rodham Clinton, "What Happened"I have empathy for Hillary Clinton. This is not because I agree with her politics, or because I like her at all, but because in an effort to be a kinder, more grown-up person, I try to have empathy for everyone. But because my empathy extends beyond...
  • The Democratic Push for Single-Payer Could Hand Trump a Second Term

    09/17/2017 9:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 13, 2017 | David French
    Americans are not prepared to take big chunks out of their paychecks for socialized medicine, and they’re not keen to move far left. Today is single-payer day. Bernie Sanders is introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2017, and this time he’s no lone socialist crying in the progressive wilderness. A total of 15 Democratic senators are backing his bill, including most of the top Democratic contenders for the presidency. As the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake observed yesterday, “The dam is breaking.” The New Republic, among others, is even arguing that single-payer is becoming the newest “litmus test” for the...
  • Bernie Sanders on Some Supporters Not Voting for Clinton: ‘No Kidding!’

    09/17/2017 6:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 17, 2017 | Kailani Koenig
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday chalked up the fact that some of his supporters during 2016’s Democratic primaries eventually voted for Donald Trump in the general election to “the nature of politics.” “People say not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary, no kidding!" Sanders said on "Meet The Press." He added, "That's what happens in politics," specifically pointing to some samples that have showed as many as a quarter of Clinton's primary voters in 2008 ended up voting for John McCain in the general election. "That's the nature of politics," he said. "Most people, you know,...
  • 7 women who could become US president in 2020 from Warren to Obama

    09/17/2017 5:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    HITC ^ | September 17, 2017 | Richard Wood
    Hillary Clinton failed to become America’s first female president last November when she was beaten by Donald Trump. But which women could win in 2020? 1. Elizabeth Warren The current favourite to become America’s first female president is the progressive Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. Warren was first elected to the senate in 2012, and is up for re-election in 2018. Plenty of outlets have speculated that Warren could be preparing a 2020 presidential bid, including earlier this year in the Observer. After Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Warren is the third favourite American to become president in 2020,...