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  • The Democrats should be terrified by this governor’s race

    10/21/2017 12:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | Salena Zito
    WINCHESTER, VA. — The melodic sounds of a street musician’s trumpet echo through every corner of this old Virginia town as locals shop or make their way to lunch. Daren Johnson has been blowing his horn at the pedestrian mall in the shadow of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum for over an hour. He performs for two reasons: “To make some extra cash and to share a little bit of lightness. We are exhausted as a country,” he said, “a direct result of last year’s election.” Johnson and his wife were tireless volunteers for Hillary Clinton last year. They...
  • Commentary: Mitt Romney must run for president in 2020

    10/20/2017 8:46:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 15, 2017 | Bernie Quigley, For The Tribune
    Should Mitt Romney run for the U.S. Senate? By all means. Indeed, Sen. Orrin Hatch should step aside. The Old Souls in the House and Senate will be taking a beating this coming year and Judge Roy Moore, newly nominated gunslinger from Alabama, will lead the charge. Possibly on horseback. For with the rise of Donald Trump to the Oval Office, America has entered a new age of Andrew Jackson. Trump has even placed a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office to boldly indicate the dramatic shift in paradigm. But it was a long time in coming. I’d written...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Roy Moore has 11-point edge over Doug Jones in new Senate race poll (Alabama)

    10/19/2017 10:54:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | October 19, 2017 | Rick Journey
    Republican Roy Moore leads Democrat Doug Jones by 11 percentage points in a new Raycom News Network Senate Election poll conducted by Strategy Research. The survey of 3,000 likely Alabama voters finds Moore receiving 51% support to 40% for Jones. Nine percent remain undecided in the exclusive poll conducted on Monday. "The value of a poll depends on a range of circumstances. A number of recent polls have shown us with a strong lead, but at the end of the day, the one poll that matters above all others is taken on Election Day," Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead said....
  • White House: Americans are 'going to be begging for four more years of President Trump'

    10/17/2017 9:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 17, 2017 | Nolan D. McKaskill
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will be so successful in the remainder of his term that Americans are “going to be begging for four more years of President Trump.” In an interview Tuesday morning, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt suggested that Trump needs to return to Cleveland, where he was nominated to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2016, to be renominated in 2020. But the Trump administration spokeswoman was bullish on the president’s prospects to reclaim the GOP nomination, regardless of where the party holds its 2020 nominating convention. “You...
  • Former Hillary Clinton Strategist Refutes Claims That $100,000 Had Huge Impact On Election

    10/17/2017 3:51:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Mark Penn, the former chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, said Tuesday that $100,000 worth of Russian ads on Facebook certainly did not sway the 2016 presidential election. Appearing on a segment for Fox News, Penn, who also was a chief strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1996 presidential campaign, listed a number of reasons why the ads likely had a minuscule impact on the political contest. “Fifty-six percent were after the election … most of them were not to the swing states … [and] most of them didn’t mention candidates,” he said on Fox & Friends. “It really is...
  • No one 'shivved' Hillary: She lost because America was over her

    10/17/2017 12:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2017 | Jonathan Turley
    Perhaps it was her orange pantsuit that so many lampooned or Trump’s constant mantra of “lock her up,” but Hillary Clinton appears to be auditioning for the new season of “Orange Is The New Black.” Clinton recently complained that former FBI director James Comey “did shiv me, yeah.” The shiv in this case was the letter on the reopening of its investigation into Clinton’s emails that Comey sent to Congress 11 days before the presidential election last year, a letter that she blames for costing her the win. Clinton’s reliance on the Comey letter is dubious at best. Ironically, it...
  • Bernie Sanders' wife and advisor hints at return US presidential bid during Limerick talk

    10/16/2017 9:11:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Limerick Leader ^ | October 17, 2017 | Anne Sheridan
    DR Jane O’Meara Sanders, the wife and senior advisor to former US Presidential Democratic candidate Senator Bernie Sanders said her husband may consider running again in the next US presidential election. Speaking in Limerick as part of the inaugural I.NY festival, Dr Sanders said that: “Whether Bernie runs or not, we are going to do absolutely everything to ensure that it is his vision that is carried forward. He’ll determine whether it’s the right thing to do for the country and we’ll determine whether it’s the right thing to do for us.” Dr Sanders was in conversation in the University...
  • Why Virginia Democrats Are Right to Be Nervous

    10/16/2017 8:32:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    On paper, Democrat Ralph Northam holds a small but fairly consistent lead in the polling of Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The most recent survey, from Emerson College, puts Northam ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie, 49 percent to 44 percent (with a margin of error of 5.5 points). But Democrats don’t feel confident at all. Last week Paul Krugman wrote about the race in a tone of panic: For whatever reason, however, Virginia isn’t getting nearly as much play in national media or, as far as I can tell, among progressive activists, as it deserves. Folks, right now this is where the...
  • Maxine Waters galvanizes Equality California Palm Springs gala

    10/16/2017 6:53:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Blade ^ | October 12, 2017 | Karen Ocamb
    The party atmosphere at the Riviera Palm Springs for the Equality Awards on Oct. 7 shifted subtly into more of a political rally as the almost sold-out crowd bubbled with enthusiasm waiting for kick-ass Democratic Congress member Maxine Waters to rile the crowd into action. Palm Springs City Council member Ginny Foat was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which her longtime friend Waters emphasized Foat deserved. The two knew each other from back in the day, working with Bayard Rustin on the iconic March on Washington and pushing Bella Abzug to the fore when they were marching for women’s...
  • Top Dem: Trump will win again if Dems are too liberal

    10/16/2017 12:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) predicted that Democrats would lose to President Trump again in 2020 if they are too liberal. Durbin — the second highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate — said on local Chicago radio station WLS-AM on Sunday that Democrats shouldn't “overdo it” by acting too liberal in response to Trump. The senator was responding to comments by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), who the host of the radio show Durbin was on said warned Democrats against moving too far to the left out of fear they could lose votes to Trump. "We need to be balanced. She's right about...
  • Hillary Clinton: How losing to Donald Trump changed her

    10/16/2017 1:01:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Sarah Ferguson
    The Hillary Clinton I met in New York for our recent interview with Four Corners was an angrier, less guarded version of the person we have come to know over her decades in public life. I have been following Hillary Clinton's career since the mid-1990s as a journalist in Washington reporting on the first term of Bill Clinton's presidency. The Hillary Clinton I knew then would not have said publicly she had been "shivved" by the former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey. She referred to Comey's handling of the investigation into her use of a private...
  • WikiLeaks deflected attention from crude Trump's groping case: Hillary

    10/15/2017 11:03:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | October 16, 2017 | Agence France-Presse and Press Trust of India
    Hillary Clinton on Monday accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election. The former secretary of state's devastating election loss to Trump remains raw and she again lashed out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his alleged role in damaging her candidacy. "Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator," she said in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin. "WikiLeaks is unfortunately now practically a...
  • Bannon: Trump will win reelection with '400 electoral votes'

    10/14/2017 7:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 14, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said Saturday that President Trump will "win with 400 electoral votes in 2020," following reports that he had lost faith in the president's ability to complete his current term. "The populist, nationalist, conservative revolt that's going on, that drove Donald Trump to victory, that drove Judge [Roy] Moore to victory, that will drive 15 candidates to victory in 2018, and I hate to break it Graydon Carter and the good folks at Vanity Fair, but yes, President Trump is not only going to finish this term, he's going to win with 400 electoral...
  • Hillary falsely claims Trump is an 'admitted sex assaulter' as she compares him to Weinstein

    10/13/2017 10:09:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2017 | Harvey Day
    Hillary Clinton, who received campaign funding from Weinstein, called rape and sexual assault allegations facing the movie mogul 'heartbreaking' Clinton was apparently referring to the tape leaked during the campaign where Donald Trump was heard boasting about 'grabbing women by the p****y' In fact he has never 'admitted' a sexual assault and apologized for 'locker room talk' She told the BBC's Andrew Marr: 'I really commend the women who have been willing to step forward now and tell their stories' In another interview with Channel 4 she said her campaign would hand back donations from Weinstein but had still to...
  • Trump Support Underrated in Surveys, says Ex-Clinton Pollster

    10/12/2017 6:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 12, 2017 | James Morrison
    A top Democrat pollster warned Thursday that surveys showing President Donald Trump with low approval ratings make the same mistakes as those last year that predicted a massive victory for Hillary Clinton. "The polls that failed to detect the full strength of President Trump on Election Day continue to underestimate the president's support for the job he is doing, paying way too much attention to the Twitter wars and ignoring the public support for many of the actions he is undertaking," wrote Mark Penn, a pollster for former President Bill Clinton and chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. "Polls...
  • Democrats Are Playing Checkers While Trump Is Playing Chess

    10/12/2017 6:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | Thomas B. Edsall
    For Democrats, the warning shots are coming thick and fast. “More than half of Americans don’t think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, yet he has a clear path to winning reelection,” Doug Sosnik, who served as President Bill Clinton’s political director, wrote in the Washington Post last week. “Are Democrats Headed for a McGovern Redux?” Alan Greenblatt asked in Politico on Oct. 9. On the same day, a New York Magazine headline declared: “No One Should Rule Out a Trump Re-election in 2020.” What can Democrats do? A Pew Research Center survey released earlier this month documented...
  • Which Democrats could run for president in 2020?

    10/12/2017 5:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    The 2016 presidential election was just 11 months ago, and President Trump has yet to finish his first year in office, but politicians -- including the president himself -- are already looking ahead to 2020. President Trump filed paperwork for reelection on Inauguration Day, and -- as long as a political scandal larger than anything we've seen yet or the Russia investigation doesn't bring him down -- he's showing so far that he intends to run for a second term. Public opinion polls continue to show Mr. Trump's approval ratings are stuck in the high 30s, and since the beginning...
  • Dem donor Steyer wrong to push impeachment platform in 2018

    10/12/2017 7:38:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2017 | Brent Budowsky, opinion contributor
    California Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer should be applauded for his powerful efforts to support progressive causes and candidates and to strongly resist the egregious wrongs being done by President Trump. However, this week, Steyer went much too far by writing a letter demanding that Democrats running in the 2018 midterm elections make the impeachment of President Trump a central issue in their campaigns. Yes, as Steyer correctly charges, Trump creates a clear and present danger to the core values and institutions of the republic. But no, making impeachment a defining issue in the 2018 campaign is not a smart move...
  • New Jersey Teachers Union Backs Pro-Trump Candidate, Warning Dems Not to Take Educators for Granted

    10/12/2017 5:53:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | October 11, 2017 | Rachel M. Cohen
    In an otherwise predictable New Jersey election season, the state’s largest public sector union has come out behind a Trump-supporting Republican facing an incumbent Democrat. The New Jersey Education Association, which is New Jersey’s top political spender, is backing Republican Fran Grenier against Steve Sweeney, the Democratic state Senate president and New Jersey’s second most-powerful elected official. The controversial endorsement has angered liberal allies, but the union remains unapologetic in its message: Democrats cannot take teachers for granted. It’s a contentious move, but one that is unlikely to change the ultimate outcome of the election. Democrats are expected to control...
  • The GOP Becomes the Party of the Little Guy

    10/12/2017 12:04:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | October 11, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    Follow the money. Because, even though Democrats don’t like it, money is speech. It speaks louder than words. And those who believe in something put their money where their mouth is. As they say. If you want evidence that President Trump’s populist revolution has made the Republican Party the party of the people, look no further than the money. The donations. An excellent but, of course, little-noted article by Matea Gold of the Washington Post reports that small-dollar donations – defined as $200 or less – to the Republican Party this year have vastly outpaced such giving to the Democrats....