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  • Eastman for Congress: ‘A Little Soon’ to Impeach Trump (Nebraska Democrat)

    05/24/2017 5:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    KWBE-AM ^ | May 24, 2017 | Joe Jordan
    Omaha, NE—Kara Eastman, the first Omaha Democrat looking to take on freshman Republican Congressman Don Bacon next year, says it is “a little soon” to impeach President Donald Trump. in a wide ranging interview with News Channel Nebraska, Eastman—a member of the Metropolitan Community College board who is little known to most voters—weighed in on Trump, others who might get in the Democratic Primary including former Congressman Brad Ashford, and much more: NCN: The fact that you are getting in shows you feel you are more equipped for Congress than others that might run. What makes you more equipped than...
  • Vanity - Vote Republican in Montana tomorrow!!!

    05/24/2017 8:03:58 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    Simple.....Every voter in Montana...turn out to vote Republican and help to politically destroy the Democrat Party!!!
  • No, Hillary Clinton Shouldn’t Run For President Again

    05/23/2017 5:33:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Syracuse New Times ^ | May 22, 2017 | Luke Parsnow
    Hillary Clinton has spent the better part of the last decade-and-a-half running for president. It’s been just six months after her stunning loss, but there are already many speculating that after two failed attempts, the former first lady may believe that the third time’s the charm. Matt Latimer, contributing editor at Politico, wrote an audacious column in February saying she would certainly run again. He listed several concrete arguments regarding her recent actions as signals, like scaling back the involvement of the controversial Clinton Foundation, denying rumors that she would run for mayor of New York City, and a new...
  • Lying Jon Ossoff is Unfit for Offic

    05/23/2017 5:43:46 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The most expensive congressional race in U.S. history has again dispelled the myth that conservatives are the aggressors in the moral wars that plague our politics. As Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently pointed out, in the race to replace Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, it was only a matter of time before Jon Ossoff went after Karen Handel for her brief experience at the Susan G. Komen organization. And like almost every other liberal when it comes to matters involving abortion, Ossoff lied. The ad uses an OB-GYN corrupted by liberalism—Mindy Fine from Cobb County, Georgia...
  • How Can Democrats Form an Agenda When Trump Looms Over Everything?

    05/21/2017 2:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 19, 2017 | Robert L. Borosage
    The Center for American Progress, the Democratic establishment’s premier think tank, gathered luminaries and potential 2020 candidates this week for what it billed as an “ideas conference.” Their goal was to focus “not what could have been,” as CAP Vice President Winnie Stachelberg said, but on “new, fresh, bold, provocative ideas that can move us forward.” ADVERTISING In the basement of Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel, the posh watering hole for Washington lobbyists, lawyers, and visiting wealth, the conference was at turns a debate about the future, and a demonstration of the difficulty in talking about a positive agenda when Trump...
  • Blue on Blue in Virginia: An unexpected Democratic race

    05/12/2017 8:09:04 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | By ANDREW FERGUSON Ralph Northam, left, and Tom Perriello shake hands after a debate in Richmond
    It wasn't supposed to be this hard. The party elders had got all their Democratic ducks in a row, merrily quacking, to escort Ralph Northam, Virginia's lieutenant governor, to victory in this year's gubernatorial primary on June 13. Both of the commonwealth's United States senators endorsed him. His boss the governor endorsed him, and so did nearly every Democrat in the state legislature. Even the state's hard-charging and ambitious attorney general, his only plausible rival for the Democratic nomination, had been persuaded not to run. The field cleared. Everybody loved old Ralph. And then Tom Perriello showed up. Perriello spent...
  • Running to be town dogcatcher? Try campaigning on Trump

    05/11/2017 5:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Witchita Eagle ^ | May 11, 2017 | Alex Roarty, McClatchy DC
    The first TV ad of Bill Peduto’s campaign was a 30-second address made directly to President Donald Trump, criticizing the Republican leader’s rhetoric and proposed budget cuts. But Peduto isn’t running for a seat in the House of Representatives or the Senate. In fact, he’s not seeking federal office of any kind. He’s a mayor, running for re-election in Pittsburgh, and his office has very little to do with the White House. No matter. “Mr. President, if you keep trying to cut health care and after-school programs, even a Patriots fan like you should know that won’t play in Pittsburgh,”...
  • GOP Fundraising Appeal: Defend Trump Against Impeachment

    05/10/2017 6:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a fundraising email Wednesday using the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump as motivation to encourage people to donate to the party. According to Politico, the NRCC email read as follows: "BREAKING. House Democrats call for President Trump's impeachment. We MUST protect our president. DEFEND THE PRESIDENT. "Fellow Conservative — Democrats want President Trump impeached — including the DNC Deputy Chair! If Democrats win the House their #1 priority would be to impeach our president. We must protect the House at ALL costs, Fellow Conservative." The email then asked for donations before saying...
  • The 43 people who might run against Trump in 2020

    05/08/2017 6:14:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2017 | Lisa Hagen
    The 2020 presidential election could feature the most crowded Democratic primary in decades, with scores of Democrats rumored as potential contenders. The potential field could see some familiar faces as well as a mix of ambitious senators, governors and House members. But President Trump’s success as an outsider could also embolden more nontraditional candidates from the business and entertainment industries. With no clear leader, the 2020 field should be a change from 2016, when Democrats had a small field of candidates, including front-runner Hillary Clinton. Here are 43 possible candidates who could take on Trump in 2020: Former Vice President...
  • Lecturing Clinton About ‘Taking Responsibility’ For Her Defeat is Bizarre

    05/08/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 8, 2017 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    As you know, we now have a roiling, renewed debate over whether a mix of Russian hacking and James Comey’s final week intervention in the November election shifted the balance in Donald Trump’s favor. Even more, it’s a public debate over whether Hillary Clinton should keep claiming this is so or just, in one side’s view, own up to her failed campaign and stop making excuses. Plenty of others have argued this case on the merits, particularly Nate Silver looking at Comey’s intervention and its effect on polls in the final week of the campaign. Others have delved into psychological...
  • New GA runoff poll shows … what momentum looks like?

    05/07/2017 6:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe. Democrats for some reason bragged about an internal poll in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district runoff election last week which showed their candidate, Jon Ossoff, picking up absolutely no more support than the 48% he got in the all-in primary. Instead, Republican Karen Handel jumped from 19% to 47% in a week. When Ossoff declared on Twitter that “this is what momentum looks like!”, one could be forgiven for wondering just who he meant to promote. Last night, a new poll from WSB and Landmark Communications showed Handel with slightly more momentum, if it can be called that, narrowly...
  • Hillary’s election loss excuse means one thing — she’s running in 2020

    05/06/2017 11:39:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    Even in politics, the rich get richer. Take President Trump. Fresh off a big victory with the House passage of an ObamaCare repeal, Trump is also getting lucky again in his enemies. Hillary Clinton is baaack and ready to rumble. Politico reports she is launching a new group to raise money for the resistance to Trump’s presidency. The group will be called Onward Together, and Clinton is said to be meeting with donors to form a board of directors. Her cadre of unemployed hangers-on must be thrilled to have a new slush fund, but most Dems are probably thinking, “Haven’t...
  • The left's deafening silence

    05/05/2017 11:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | May 5, 2017 | Astrid Prange
    Unsuccessful in the first round of voting, France's socialist presidential candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon (pictured), stopped short of endorsing the centrist Emmanuel Macron, though he warned his followers not to turn to the right-winger, Marine Le Pen. A vote for her party, the National Front, would be a "terrible mistake," he told French broadcaster TF1. The political situation in France is not unique. In many countries, the right wing is on the rise while the entire left side of the political spectrum - from socialists to social democrats - languishes in existential crisis. The US election is but one example, with...
  • Kasich Won't Say If He'll Run in '20, But He Acts Like It

    05/05/2017 4:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 5, 2017 | Rebecca Berg
    John Kasich is just trying to sell a book. This has been the Ohio governor’s refrain, anyway, during a spate of recent media appearances and events to promote “Two Paths” — a made-for-campaign tome if there ever was one, if only Kasich were running for anything. “There’s not always an ulterior motive to something,” Kasich insisted in an interview during a recent visit to Seattle, where he also spoke at Amazon. “I wrote this book because I’m worried about [the] drift of our country.”(continued)
  • Hillary Clinton Has Been Quietly Building A Political Group To Defeat Trump's Agenda

    05/04/2017 3:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | May 4, 2017 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Hillary Clinton has decided she doesn’t have to run for president again to defeat Donald Trump. Barely six months after the 2016 Election came to a stunning conclusion, Clinton will reportedly launch Onward Together, a political advocacy group squarely focused on putting a stop to President Trump’s agenda. And, according to Politico, the group could be officially launching very soon. And if that name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s very close to Clinton’s former campaign slogan, “Stronger Together.” The group will reportedly pull on a team of longtime Clinton donors and advisors to help fund other groups and initiatives around...
  • Myra Adams: Will Democrats Use Impeachment as Their 2018 Midterm Message?

    05/03/2017 7:07:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | May 2, 2017 | Myra Adams
    Between now and the 2018 midterm elections Democrats will make every attempt to prove that their party is on the rebound – fighting back, ready to lead, and unified against President Trump. Thus, Republicans can assume that the Democrats 2018 message is going to be emotional, self-serving, and comprised of half-truths. One would also expect that the campaigns could be among the most contentious, expensive, polarizing, malicious, and impassioned races in modern political history. But, other than the obvious, “If you hate Trump vote for us,” what will be the Democrats “bumper sticker” message? Only two words come to mind,...
  • Trump: FBI director Comey gave Clinton 'free pass for many bad deeds'

    05/03/2017 10:02:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2017 | Karma Allen
    President Trump on Tuesday took a fresh jab at former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, suggesting in two tweets late Tuesday that his own FBI Director James Comey had intentionally gone easy in his investigation of her emails. "FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds. The phony… ” Trump said in a Twitter post late Tuesday night. "...Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?" he continued in...
  • Hillary Clinton's attacks on Donald Trump help him. Bigly.

    05/03/2017 9:41:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 3, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Hillary Clinton's aggressive attack on the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency -- she repeatedly noted she won the popular vote by 3 million votes, she lost because of James Comey and the Russian hacking -- on Tuesday drew huge amounts of attention in the political world. It also almost certainly helped Trump's political standing -- even for a brief time, Remember that the central reason Trump won in 2016 was because voters faced a binary choice between two choices they didn't like. The exit polling makes clear that voters were far from thrilled with Trump but that, with Clinton as...
  • Gingrich to Trump: Get Out of Washington, Sell Agenda to the People

    05/03/2017 9:33:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Lifezette ^ | May 3, 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Former House Speaker warns divided GOP may 'need to erase the board and start over again' Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested GOP lawmakers are almost at an impasse in their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare where they “need to erase the board and start over again,” during an interview Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Republican leaders in the House have been furiously attempting to convince skeptical moderates in the caucus to back the latest package to reform the nation’s health care system. Gingrich bemoaned the internal divisions in the GOP that are preventing the Congress from implementing...
  • Hillary Clinton says it's fair to question legitimacy of Trump presidency

    05/02/2017 4:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 2, 2017 | Doug G. Ware
    "The reason why I believe we lost were the intervening events of the last 10 days," Clinton said in an interview Tuesday. Speaking in New York City on Tuesday, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said it's fair to question President Donald Trump's legitimacy due to supposed Russian involvement in the election. The former secretary of state made the remarks at a "Women for Women" event in New York City. The reason Trump's legitimacy can be questioned, she said, is because of repeated efforts by the Russian government to intercede in his behalf....