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  • Andrew Sullivan: Trump a ‘Reality TV A-hole,’ ‘Dangerous Neofascist’

    05/03/2016 3:24:56 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” while discussing his New York Magazine article about Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump entitled “America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny,” the former New Republic editor Andrew Sullivan said Trump was a “reality television asshole,” to which host Chis Matthews apologized to his audience for at the end of the segment.
  • Republicans have a massive electoral map problem that has nothing to do with Donald Trump

    05/02/2016 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 65 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 5-2-16 | Chris Cillizza
    Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine. Why is that important? Because if Clinton wins Florida and carries the 19 states (plus D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, she will be the 45th president. It's that simple. Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine....
  • Why has FR turned on Cruz?

    05/02/2016 2:30:43 PM PDT · by bassmaner · 413 replies
    vanity | today | me
    I'll keep this vanity short ... Mods: please feel free to pull it if it's inappropriate.Why have so many here on FR turned on Ted Cruz in such a vicious way? We cheered when we first heard about Ted taking on the establishment in TX to win the primary in the race to fill Kay Bailey Hutchison's vacated Senate seat, in a bad year for the GOPWe cheered again when Ted exhorted us to 'Stand With Rand' when he offered public support for Rand Paul's filibuster over the NDAAOnce more, we cheered when he stood on the Senate floor and...
  • Trump Gains On Clinton, But Both Have Sky-High Negatives: IBD/TIPP Poll

    04/30/2016 12:30:30 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/30/2016 | JOHN MERLINE
    Riding on a string of big victories in the presidential primaries, Donald Trump has not only extended his lead against his GOP rivals, but also he has gained ground against Hillary Clinton, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. ------------------------------------------------ The poll finds that Trump now leads Ted Cruz by 19 points — 48% to 29% — which is more than double his lead last month. At the same time, Hillary’s lead over Trump is now just seven points (47% to 40%), down from 12 points last month. What’s more, 65% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents now pick Trump as either...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • How crybully Trump and his supporters excel at playing the victim

    04/26/2016 8:29:51 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/25/2016 | Catherine Rampell
    But in recent years, conservatives have found playing the victimhood card to be equally profitable for their own causes. ... Donald Trump is a successful businessman. His residences and modes of transit are plated with gold. He has married three gorgeous women. He claims to have a multibillion-dollar net worth. He has mocked the disabled, women, Asians, Hispanics, Muslims, even prisoners of war.... Yet he constantly rationalizes his bad behavior and political setbacks as the inevitable consequence of unfair systems and anti-Trump persecution. Disapprove of his pro-violence rally rhetoric? He’s just protecting his beleaguered voters against those “big, strong, powerful”...
  • Why There WILL Be a Contested Convention.

    04/24/2016 9:27:12 AM PDT · by ziravan · 75 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/24/16 | Ziravan
    Donald Trump will not reach 1237 delegates before the GOP July Cleveland Convention and there will be a floor fight for the Nomination. For the purposes of this analysis, both Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are peripheral characters. Both will continue to pursue their best strategy to the nomination, Trump on first ballot, Cruz on 2nd or 3rd (most likely 4th after Florida delegates are released). There will be a contested convention because the media will push for it. 1. Blood in the streets in Cleveland? Damn, that's a generational story. Somebody's gonna win a Pulitzer here. 2. Permanent...
  • Wow Rush

    04/18/2016 12:18:49 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 85 replies
    He commented that Trump only won 47% of vote but won Florida. OK but wasn't that against a larger field of candidates and didn't the popular vote decide? unlike Colorado? just asking.... didn't the vote of the people matter in Florida?
  • No, Trump's Polling Position Isn't 'Better Right Now' Than Reagan's Was in 1980

    04/15/2016 9:33:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Whenever Donald Trump and his followers are confronted with his evidence of his abysmally terrible polling numbers on personal favorability and versus Hillary Clinton, they typically respond with a pair of deflections. First, they say that Trump "hasn't even started" attacking Hillary yet. Setting aside the fact that Trump has taken many hard jabs at Mrs. Clinton over a span of months, this line of thinking requires a logical leap: That once he does train virtually all of his fire on her, it will both hurt her and help him. American voters have been subjected to endlessTrump coverage since last spring, over...
  • 67 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump [Cruz has 53% unfavorability]

    04/14/2016 9:16:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/14/2016 | By Scott Clement and Emily Guskin
    Strong headwinds of unpopularity continue to hobble leading Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz with the public at-large, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. By contrast, most Republicans see Trump and Cruz in a favorable light - 56 and 58 percent, respectively - while John Kasich is less popular among fellow partisans (47 percent) despite receiving the best ratings among the broader electorate. The poll finds Trump suffering little damage from recent controversies over punishments for women who have abortions and the arrest of his campaign manager, though the real-estate mogul’s ratings are still in the doldrums. Thirty-one...
  • Cruz Is a Safer General-Election Bet than Trump

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he can’t beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, it’s tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasn’t led Clinton in any national poll...
  • The 17th Amendment - A Mistake That Keeps on Giving

    04/08/2016 9:19:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Our previously Free Republic continues to reel from a one hundred and three year old mistake: the 17th Amendment. Pardon me if I don’t celebrate today’s anniversary. Republican theory demands the consent of the governed. From ancient Greece, republican Rome, Saxon Germany, and even in the English kingdom from which we declared our Independence, the component members of their societies had a place at the lawmaking table. Greek ecclesia, Roman tribunes and senators, Saxon Micklegemots, English commons, lords and king, encompassed the totality of their societies. By this, the consent of the governed was present in every law. Unlike simpler...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively

    04/07/2016 2:34:07 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 76 replies
    AP ^ | April 7 2016 | Julie Pace Emily Swanson
    For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks. Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It's an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks — a devastatingly broad indictment of the billionaire businessman. Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively,...
  • Fallout: Donald Trump Will Fall 50-100 Delegates Short of 1,237 Needed to Clinch Nomination

    04/07/2016 6:10:31 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 302 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Apr 2016 | Mike Flynn & Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’s overwhelming victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday makes it all but impossible for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to win the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination ahead of the RNC convention in Cleveland. Trump currently leads the GOP field with 743 delegates. He would need to win 58.9 percent of the remaining pledged delegates to obtain the simple majority necessary. A number of the states remaining award delegates proportionally. The bulk of delegates in one critical upcoming state, Pennsylvania, aren’t officially bound to any candidate. The fight for California’s massive 172 delegates will be fought...
  • An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector

    04/06/2016 7:11:00 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 51 replies
    XOJANE ^ | 3/28/16 | Stephanie Cegielski
    Even Trump's most trusted advisors didn't expect him to fare this well. Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy.-snip-I don't think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that...
  • Donald Trump sets his campaign on fire: A self-destructive madman has decided he wants to lose

    04/06/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 91 replies
    Even Trump’s most trusted advisors didn’t expect him to fare this well ” the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy. I don’t think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all. He certainly was never prepared or equipped...
  • Donald Trump is now the least popular American politician in three decades

    04/01/2016 12:10:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 110 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | David Lauter
    Controversy over Trump has failed to dent his standing with his core supporters in the Republican primaries, but his image among the rest of the electorate has plunged. The share of Americans with an unfavorable view of Trump is extraordinary: 68% in the most recent Bloomberg poll, 67% in the CNN/ORC survey, 67% in the ABC/Washington Post poll, 65% from Gallup. The 57% unfavorable rating he received in the most recent CBS/New York Times survey looks mild by comparison.
  • Donald Trump's Poll Numbers Collapse as General Election Looms

    04/01/2016 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 401 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | BENJY SARLIN
    The bottom is dropping out for Donald Trump. While Trump was never popular outside of his loyal slice of GOP voters, a raft of new polls show his national position hitting new lows, including with groups that are supposed to form his base. America's widespread loathing for Trump puts further pressure on Republican delegates to deny him the nomination in July if he falls short of a majority, a move that would set off an ugly civil war but that some in the party believe would be necessary to stave off generational damage. A collection of recent surveys by Real...
  • How Putin is out-maneuvering Obama in Syria

    03/31/2016 7:28:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Joseph Klein
    The Stop-and-Go Syrian Peace Talks In what has become a monthly ritual, the United Nations Security Council received a briefing on March 30th regarding the very dire humanitarian conditions in war-torn Syria. Stephen O’Brien, the Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, delivered the latest assessment. He noted as positive developments a respite in violence in some parts of the country since the cessation of hostilities came into effect one month ago, and some limited progress on access for the delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged and hard-to-reach areas. However, he said that many of the 4.6...
  • For America, the Fall of the Roman Empire Is the Best Case Scenario

    03/28/2016 8:05:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    A lot of people, especially Millennials with degrees in Intersectional Climate Change Gender Studies, may not know it, but there is a way to anticipate what’s going to happen in the future. It’s not perfect, but it helps you make educated guesses about what’s next. It’s called “History,” and apparently no one in our ruling class has ever heard of it. Roman history is especially applicable to America and all of Western civilization. The Romans had a good run, but then their moral, political, and cultural weaknesses grew insurmountable and the empire fell. Not all at once, mind you, but...
  • CONFRONTED: Another Wisconsin Radio Interview Blows Up in Trump's Face

    03/29/2016 3:22:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 106 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 March 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Yesterday's hero was Charlie Sykes on WTMJ for the way he pinned Trump to the wall in a Easter weekend radio interview... real good stuff if you didn't catch it.  -HERE- Today we have Vicki McKenna at WISN doing more of the same  -so is it suddenly open season on Trump now? As the MSM's refusal to cover the news accurately gave rise to Breitbart and Drudge -and subsequently those two sold-out to Trump and are now creating an online market for the reality-based coverage they refuse to do- the 'conservative' media's daily tongue-bath of Trump has obviously created a MASSIVE...
  • New SHOCK poll: Look who’s SMOKING Clinton with younger voters now

    03/25/2016 11:12:47 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 72 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | 25 March 2016 | Michele Hickford
    Wow! No one would have expected this. A brand new Fox poll shows, in a head-to-head with Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz has a massive 14-point lead, winning 51 to 37 among voters under 35. The same poll has rather sobering news for Donald Trump, who loses to Clinton by more than 20 percent — despite Clinton having a 67 percent unfavorable rating among these voters, according to Red Alert Politics. In total, as you can see in the chart below, Cruz narrowly defeats Clinton overall, at 47 to 44. Again, as Red Alert says, it’s terrible news for Trump, who...
  • Emerson poll: Hillary tops Trump by 17, Sanders beats Trump by 19 — in New York

    03/18/2016 12:44:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The new Emerson College poll for New York provides some good news for Donald Trump — for now, anyway. With more than five weeks to go before the Empire State’s primary, Trump trounces Ted Cruz for the state’s 95 delegates by more than 50 points, 64/12, with John Kasich only getting 1% despite his big win in Ohio. That puts Trump well over the 50% threshold for winner-take-all allocation, while leaving Cruz and Kasich well below the 20% threshold for any allocation in the event of a plurality. Trump, the home-state candidate, also gets the most favorable marks in...
  • How Trump, Rubio and Cruz Would Fare Against Clinton in November (Clinton 51% - Trump 38%)

    03/09/2016 12:26:52 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Carrie Dann
    Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders would handily defeat Donald Trump in a general election match-up, while a clash between Clinton and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would be a toss-up, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The poll shows that Trump, who frequently boasts in interviews and campaign appearances that he would beat Clinton in November, would lose a one-on-one contest against her by double digits. In a head-to-head fight, Clinton gets the support of 51 percent of registered voters compared to 38 percent for the real estate mogul. For Sanders, the margin...
  • His talk of worker shortages undermines Trump's generally strong immigration stances

    03/05/2016 6:01:11 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 60 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Mar 5th 2016 | Roy Beck
    NumbersUSA has announced to the media that we have downgraded Donald Trump on our Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards based on his statements in the last two debates that suggest the country has a labor shortage in a couple of categories that he indicates need foreign workers.Since we began issuing the grades last spring, we have encouraged all of you to use them to push your favorite candidate(s) to improve their immigration positions.For those of you who are Trump supporters, I urge you to use the information provided in this newsletter to push Trump to improve and to stop slipping on...
  • Trump Fever Has Broken: It's Over for the Donald

    03/05/2016 4:24:20 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 236 replies
    march 5 2016 | beebuster2000
    It would appear Trump fever has broken. It would seem the down, dirty, and ugly attacks by Rubio particularly, but also Romney, Cruz and others have kicked in. I sense that Trump has become a figure of ridicule, and no politician survives that. Plus his latest flip flops, like on torture, have weakened him as a serious person, although that may not have been obvious at the time. I think the teflon has worn off. If true, Chris Christy gets the bad timing of the year award
  • Ted Cruz Wins Kansas Caucuses as 5 States Vote on ‘Super Saturday’

    03/05/2016 2:49:48 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/5/2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Senator Ted Cruz scored a hard-fought and decisive win in the Kansas caucuses on Saturday, demonstrating his enduring appeal among conservatives as he tries to reel in Donald J. Trump’s significant lead in the Republican presidential race. Mr. Cruz’s victory illustrated the doubts about Mr. Trump that still linger among the sort of traditional Republicans who attend time-intensive party caucuses. With results still being tallied, Mr. Trump appeared to finish well behind Mr. Cruz, with Senator Marco Rubio of Florida taking third.
  • Trump’s Softened Stance on Visas Alarms Some Immigration Critics

    03/04/2016 9:32:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 96 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 4 2016 | Julia Preston
    Amid the sparring and free-flying insults of Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Donald J. Trump said he wanted to expand the number of visas available for highly skilled immigrants. His remarks caused shock among some supporters who have seen Mr. Trump as a bulwark against an influx of foreigners taking American jobs. In an immigration blueprint he released in August, in the early days of his surprising charge toward the Republican nomination, Mr. Trump said the visas for highly skilled workers were part of what he called “disastrous” immigration policies that had “destroyed our middle class.” He gave detailed proposals...
  • Donald Trump Drops Out of Scheduled CPAC Appearance

    03/04/2016 10:38:26 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Mar 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    Through a verified Twitter account Friday, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) announced, that at the last minute, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump dropped out of his scheduled Saturday appearance. “Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC,” CPAC tweeted, “his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.” The Trump campaign released a statement: The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will be in Witchita, Kanasas for a major rally on Saturday prior to Caucus. He will also be speaking at the Kansas Caucus and then departing for Orlando, Florida...
  • Trump cancels on CPAC

    03/04/2016 9:12:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 190 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/04/2015 | twitter
    CPAC ‏@CPAC Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC -- his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.
  • Donald Trump can’t keep his H-1B/H-2B immigration lies straight any more

    03/04/2016 8:32:02 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 69 replies
    RedState ^ | March 4th, 2016 | Moe Lane
    Short version: at last night’s debate the topic of H-1B visas* came up.  Last night Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump at the debate how he felt about temporary work visas now.  Trump said that he loved them to death, and was softening the position found on his website.  Somewhere out in the political wilderness, Senator Jeff Sessions (an H-1B visa restrictionist who is endorsing Trump solely because of Trump’s position on immigration, supposedly) immediately suffered a nosebleed from the psychic shock of this sudden, yet inevitable betrayal**.  The Trump campaign had to go out and send around an email saying, No, really, forget...
  • Trump softens H1B-visa policy during GOP debate

    03/04/2016 7:15:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2016
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday he is softening his stance on visas for highly-skilled workers. “I’m changing. We need highly-skilled people in this country,” Trump said during the Fox News Republican debate in Detroit. “If we can’t do it, we will get them in.” Trump’s stance toward awarding H1-B visas is different from the one he takes on his campaign website, which argues that more visas for highly-skilled foreigners would “decimate American workers.” “One of the biggest problems we have is people go to the best colleges … as soon as they’re finished, they get shoved out. They want...
  • Lion Ted: Cruz Crushes the Detroit Debate

    03/04/2016 1:33:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jonathan V. Last
    In theory, Ted Cruz's best states are behind him. But at the Detroit debate, Cruz was clearly the class of the field and it's clear that no one should count him out as the delegate race moves into its next phase. The delegate math is complicated, but the basic gist goes something like this: Donald Trump has a commanding lead at the moment, but it is not a given that he will reach the 1,237 threshold he needs to clinch a majority. Simply put, Trump has failed to break through the ceiling of support he's held since New Hampshire even...
  • Trump Now Wants MORE Guest Workers: ‘I Changed My Mind’

    03/04/2016 12:14:45 AM PST · by kik5150 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/3/16 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump inexplicably changed his position on the H-1B visa program in Thursday’s Fox News debate, saying Silicon Valley actually does need to import tech workers for jobs instead of hiring Americans. “We need highly skilled people in this country,” Trump told Megyn Kelly in the debate, when she questioned him about statements he’s made that contradict the policy of reducing access to the visas outlined on his website. “I changed my mind,” he added. The reversal comes on the heels of a huge endorsement from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions  80% of Alabama, who is leading...
  • What Trump said under oath about the Trump University fraud claims — just weeks ago

    03/04/2016 1:01:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-3-2016 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Alice Crites
    Donald Trump has claimed  he has the "world's greatest memory," but when it came time this winter to give testimony in fraud cases filed against him and a real estate training program known as "Trump University," he displayed a repeated inability to recall names and faces of instructors he had claimed to have hired personally. "I can't remember that," he said on Dec. 10, when asked by trial lawyers in one of the class-action cases whether he had met one of the instructors in a program that provided training in building wealth through real estate. "The name sounds familiar but...
  • Donald Trump just declared his intent to destroy American democracy

    02/27/2016 1:57:52 PM PST · by dschapin · 289 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/26/2016 | Erik Wemple
    In his remarks today at a rally in Fort Worth, Tex., Donald Trump knew he’d make news. “I’ve never said this before,” he declared. We’ll await the word of the Washington Post Fact Checker on the integrity of the statement, but Trump did appear to be veering into a new talking point. A media-law talking point, that is: One of the things I’m going to do, and this is going to make it tougher for me…but one of the things I’m going to do if I win…is I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely...
  • Trump Again Hearts Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shortly after he claimed to be a “unifier” during his Super Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump was at it again, lambasting “so-called conservatives” who don’t share his liberal position on Planned Parenthood, continuing to insist he applauds the group because it allegedly “does a lot of good of good things” for women’s health. Similar logic applies to his position on ObamaCare. He loves the coercive freedom- and job-killing individual mandate, which is the heart of ObamaCare, because he doesn’t want to see bodies in the street, a classic liberal rhetorical scare tactic. Planned Parenthood may do the occasional mammogram referral,...
  • Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

    03/01/2016 5:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Angerlo Codevilla
    The difference between Donald Trump and Barack Obama amounts only to whatever difference may exist between each emperor’s set of cronies.The Obama years have brought America to the brink of transformation from constitutional republic into an empire ruled by secret deals promulgated by edicts. Civics classes used to teach: “Congress makes the laws, the president carries them out, judges decide controversies, and we citizens may be penalized only by a jury of our peers.” Nobody believes that anymore, because no part of it has been true for a long time. Barack Obama stopped pretending that it is. During the twentieth...
  • Republicans Who Don’t Want Trump Need a Viable Alternate Candidate

    02/29/2016 11:01:34 AM PST · by kathsua · 101 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 29th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Those Republicans who don’t want Donald Trump need a better alternative candidate than either member of the Cuban junior varsity. Neither Senator Ted Cruz nor Senator Marco Rubio can win in November.
  • Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement

    03/02/2016 2:01:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | March 02, 2016 | DAVID FRENCH
    Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement DAVID FRENCH March 2, 2016 Let me begin by saying that I was wrong. Weeks ago I said on a number of radio interviews that while I opposed Trump in the primary, I’d back him if he won the GOP nomination. I hadn’t yet seen — or had been unwilling to believe — the full extent of his contempt for the truth, his fondness for far-left conspiracy theories, and his sheer malice. When I saw Trump in full, my decision was easy: Never Trump. I have spent my entire adult...
  • A Big Night for Cruz

    03/02/2016 12:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 2, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    In winning Texas by 16 points, winning Oklahoma, winning (as of this writing) Alaska, and finishing second in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Tennessee, Ted Cruz has now solidified his grip on second place in the ‎GOP presidential race. He increased his lead over Marco Rubio in states won, votes won, and delegates won--and unless Rubio can win in Florida in two weeks (or John Kasich can win in Ohio), Cruz may soon be battling Donald Trump one-on-one (more or less) for the Republican nomination. But how can Cruz beat Trump? The number-one thing that needs to be undone from the...
  • Nikki Haley: ‘None of Us’ Understand Why Christie’s Endorsing Trump

    02/29/2016 6:25:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 28th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Marco Rubio supporter and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley not only went after Donald Trump on ABC’s This Week but took a shot at Chris Christie over his endorsement of The Donald. She told George Stephanopoulos, “Donald Trump is everything we hear and teach our kids not to do in kindergarten.”
  • David Duke: Voting against Trump is 'treason to your heritage'

    02/29/2016 3:53:25 PM PST · by JRochelle · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    David Duke, a white nationalist and former Klu Klux Klan grand wizard, told his audience Wednesday that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.” “Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,” Duke said on the David Duke Radio Program. BuzzFeed News first reported the comments. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/david-duke-trump-219777#ixzz41bXJPthx
  • The Real Story on Donald Trump

    02/29/2016 7:59:01 PM PST · by Mr Apple · 88 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    On “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump is the guy who fires people. In real life, it’s a different story. For 16 years, Anthony “Tony” P. Senecal was Trump’s personal butler at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s home and club in Palm Beach, Fla. Few people know Trump as well as Senecal. During the first interview Senecal has given since retiring last year, he told Newsmax what it was like to work for him.
  • If Your Child Behaved Like Donald Trump Would You Be OK With It? (This op-ed belongs in News)

    02/29/2016 8:14:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 283 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Kimberly Fletcher
    As Super Tuesday draws near and Americans from 12 different states choose their candidate, I want to make one final plea to my friends, fellow tea partiers, patriots, conservatives, and Christians, who will be voting on Super Tuesday. I know you're tired of losing. I am too. I know it feels good to have someone voicing our frustrations and be heard for a change. I know it feels like voting for Trump will send the establishment, the media, and everyone who has ignored us for the past eight years a powerful message. I know it feels good to finally feel...
  • Jewish leaders back Cruz, say he's the best hope for survival of Israel, West...

    03/01/2016 3:07:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Christian Today ^ | March 1, 2016 | Hazel Torres
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz secured the support not only of evangelical Christians but also of Jewish leaders ahead of Super Tuesday, the electoral event in various states across America that could make or break the fortunes of the five remaining candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. Last week, Dr. Ben Chouake, national president of NORPAC, America's largest pro-Israel political action committee, endorsed Cruz for president, Charisma News reported. More Jewish leaders endorsed Cruz over the weekend, raising his number of influential Jewish political supporters to more than three dozen, according to the senator's campaign. "Since the day we announced our...
  • An Open Letter to Super Tuesday Voters

    02/29/2016 1:50:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | February 29, 2016 | David French
    John Adams was right. “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other.” On Tuesday, you have an opportunity to demonstrate the character of the American people. In our nation’s most religious region — in the party where most of the Christian voters are concentrated — it is now up to you to demonstrate that your commitment to character and integrity and truth itself is more important to you than your rage and frustration. And that means rejecting Donald Trump.
  • Donald Trump Secretly Told The New York Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration

    02/29/2016 12:47:40 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 241 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 2/29/2016 | Ben Smith
    The New York Times is sitting on an audio recording that some of its staff believes could deal a serious blow to Donald Trump who, in an off-the-record meeting with the newspaper, called into question whether he would stand by his own immigration views. Trump visited the paper’s Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, Jan. 5, part of a round of editorial board meetings that — as is traditional — the Democratic candidates for president and some of the Republicans attended. The meetings, conducted partly on the record and partly off the record in a 13th floor conference room, give candidates a...
  • Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)

    02/29/2016 12:57:24 PM PST · by Heartlander · 143 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/29/2016 | CP Editorial
    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial) Editors' Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.As the most popular evangelical news website in the United States and the world, we feel compelled by our moral responsibility to our readers to make clear that Donald Trump does not represent the interests...
  • No, Mr. Trump, Victims of Eminent Domain Do Not "Get a Fortune"

    02/29/2016 9:09:58 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | February 26, 2016 | George Leef
    During the debate among Republican presidential candidates last month, Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump on his abuse of eminent domain. But Trump apparently sees nothing wrong in having government officials force people to sell their property. Trump replied, Eminent domain is an absolute necessity for a country, for our country. Without it, you wouldn’t have roads, you wouldn’t have hospitals, you wouldn’t have anything. You would have schools, you wouldn’t have bridges. And what a lot of people don’t know because they were all saying, oh, you’re going to take their property. When somebody — when eminent domain is used...