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  • Trump: Did the Obama administration 'want to hurt Hillary?'

    06/24/2017 2:37:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Trump openly questioned on Saturday whether the Obama administration wanted to damage Hillary Clinton's chances in the 2016 election by not immediately reacting to evidence of Russian meddling. "Obama Administration official said they 'choked' when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn't want to hurt Hillary?"," Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon. (TWEET-AT-LINK) The Obama administration official he is quoting is one from a Washington Post report on Friday that said former President Barack Obama was given information in August 2016 about Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering specific instructions to his operatives to undermine Clinton's campaign in...
  • The more dismal deluded Democrats scream about Trump in the media bubble, the more he keeps winning

    06/24/2017 1:27:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    ‘Democrats lose again (0-4),’ gloated President Donald Trump last night after his party won Georgia’s vacant 6th Congressional District. Then he added an extra ball-spiking slam: ‘Total disarray.’ Unlike some of Trump’s public statements, this was one that no Democrat could legitimately contest for factual accuracy. They really HAVE lost all four special House elections since he won the White House. And they really ARE in total disarray. I’ve spent the past few months warning liberals their constant hysterical behaviour in relation to Trump would backfire and simply strengthen his position. Weeping, wailing and marching every time he breaks wind...
  • Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands

    06/24/2017 1:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | June 23, 2017 | Paul Begala
    Democrats lost a special election for a congressional seat they have not held in decades, so some are calling for the head of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Huh? Dumping Pelosi, who has devoted her professional life to Democratic values, would be like throwing the captain of your ship overboard when the sharks are circling. It only draws more sharks, but leaves you leaderless. The "Dump Pelosi" movement shines a light on some of the unloveliest instincts of some Democrats: self-loathing, scapegoating and a desire for quick fixes, rather than hard work. Sure, Pelosi is unpopular, but compared to what?...
  • Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think the Democratic party needs a change: ‘We have the arena now’

    06/23/2017 11:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Minority leader Nancy Pelosi thinks the Democratic Party is doing just fine despite her fellow Democrats thinking it's time for her to get the ax. The California Democrat told reporters at LOGO's Trailblazer award ceremony on Thursday night that she doesn't believe the party is in need of any radical change while half of the party remained angry and divided for throwing millions towards a Georgia House race that was met with a tragic loss. "We have the arena now, people are ready to listen and we'll have our message about the economy, but we will not walk away from...
  • 'It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans' if Nancy Pelosi steps down, Trump says

    06/23/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 25 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 6/23/2017 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    It would be sad for Republicans if Nancy Pelosi steps down Berkeley Lovelace Jr. 2 minutes President Donald Trump said he hopes House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi does not step down from her post. In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her." "It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did," Trump said. The comment came after some Democrats on Thursday called for Pelosi...
  • DWS: "Donald Trump Has Accomplished Nothing Of Significance, Thankfully, Because Of Nancy Pelosi"

    06/23/2017 7:16:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 25 replies
    RCP video ^ | 6-22-2017 | Tim Hains
    Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tells CNN that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a "remarkable strategic legislator" who has skillfully obstructed everything President Trump wants to do.
  • Democrats don't have a policy problem. They have a marketing problem.

    06/23/2017 12:50:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Week ^ | June 22, 2017 | Paul Waldman
    Democrats continued their 2017 run of being unable to win special elections in strongly Republican districts on Tuesday. These results have led people to ask what the Democratic Party must change if it is to take back Congress (and eventually the White House). I have what may be the most cynical answer, but one that is unavoidable: What the Democrats need is better marketing. That's really about it. Just to be clear, I'm not saying that as a general principle Democrats should stop worrying about policy. I care a lot about policy, which is why I write a lot about...
  • OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party

    06/22/2017 4:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | Shermichael Singleton
    You don’t have to be a seasoned political operative to question the logic behind Democrats investing so much money into a congressional district that has gone Republican for nearly 40 years, yet that is exactly what the Democratic Party did. They believed they could switch moderate Republican voters to vote for a Democratic candidate and mobilize Independents by spouting a progressive message, which is philosophically antithetical to the values held by most voters — such as limited government due to a fear of government encroachment and excessive regulation — as well as utopian ideas about society, which many frankly believe...
  • Amid partisanship, lawmakers unite for White House picnic

    06/22/2017 2:56:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Betsy Klein, CNN
    Lawmakers are taking a rare break from bitter partisan politics and heading to the White House Thursday evening for a good old-fashioned picnic. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting the Congressional Picnic, a bipartisan, annual event on the White House South Lawn aimed at bringing members of Congress, their families, and members of the administration together for a casual, lighthearted evening. "My husband and I are pleased to welcome Members of Congress and their families to the people's house," the first lady said in a statement Thursday. "With the recent and tragic shooting at the congressional...
  • Former Bush aide: Trump is a ‘cyberbully’ who destroyed GOP

    06/22/2017 10:01:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Nicole Wallace, MSNBC anchor and former aide to President George W. Bush, said President Trump’s tweets about his former officials amounts to “cyberbullying.” During an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Wallace provided her thoughts on Trump’s Twitter habit. “You can’t treat people on Twitter the way the president treats former officials of his government without getting kicked out of most private and public schools. I mean, it’s cyberbullying,” Wallace told Meyers. A number of House Republicans and other Republican politicians have expressed concern about Trump's tweeting recently, with many advising him to stop. Wallace added that Trump’s “conduct...
  • If GA-06 Was a Referendum on Trump, Democrats Had Better Be Worried

    06/22/2017 2:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | June 21, 2017
    Last night’s election in GA-06 has been widely portrayed as a referendum on President Trump. If you do a Google search for GA-06 and “referendum on Trump” you will get over 1.1 million hits. For instance, there is this from the New York Times: High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it was dutifully and gleefully parroted by many self-described conservatives who have made #NeverTrump a lifestyle choice. The votes have been cast and if the GA-06 was a referendum on Trump and not simply a congressional race in which the winner was...
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger shares 'hateful, vitriolic' messages he received following Alexandria shooting

    06/21/2017 9:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 20, 2017 | David Caplan
    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger shared on Tuesday a few of the "hateful, vitriolic" messages he received following the June 14 congressional baseball practice shooting at a Virginia park, that left his GOP colleague Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition. The House Majority Whip's condition has since been upgraded to serious. Kinzinger, who serves Illinois' 16th Congressional District, posted on Facebook some messages he said he received from the public, writing, "We must rise above the angry rhetoric coming from all sides. Below are just a few of the hateful, vitriolic messages I received AFTER the #AlexandriaShooting. I know this...
  • Democrats: The Losing Party

    06/21/2017 6:46:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | June 21, 2017 | China Dickerson
    Republicans won special elections in Georgia and South Carolina, ending all talk of a referendum on Donald Trump's leadership. White men and women (and their allies) run the Democratic Party, including the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Yes, people who are 10 shades lighter than me run all of the committees. So are their consultants who receive big bucks to lose pivotal races like Tuesday’s special elections in Georgia and South Carolina. The races were supposed to be referendums on Donald Trump and his policies, but...
  • Congressional Black Caucus rejects invitation to meet with Trump

    06/21/2017 5:31:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Alemany
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has rejected the invitation to meet with President Trump for a follow up meeting at the White House, according to a letter released by the chair of the committee, Cedric Richmond, on Wednesday. Citing actions by the Trump administration "that will affirmatively hurt black communities," Richmond wrote that concerns discussed during a preliminary meeting with Mr. Trump on March 22nd "fell on deaf ears." "Given the lack of response to any of the many concerns we have raised with you and your administration, we decline your invitation for all 49 members of the Congressional Black...
  • Don't sugarcoat it — Ossoff's loss is a big disappointment, and a bad sign, for Democrats

    06/20/2017 11:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andrew Prokop
    Democrats need to outperform Hillary Clinton to take back the House. Ossoff did worse than her. Democrats faced yet another disappointment in Tuesday’s special elections, as Jon Ossoff, their candidate in the runoff for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, fell short and Republican Karen Handel came out on top. Meanwhile, in the much lower-profile race for another open House seat in South Carolina’s 5th district, Democrat Archie Parnell came far closer to winning than expected in a heavily Republican territory. In the end, he lost to GOP nominee Ralph Norman. The results make Democrats 0-for-4 in the House districts vacated by...
  • Republican wins South Carolina special election

    06/20/2017 6:44:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 20, 2017 | Kevin Robillard
    Republican Ralph Norman has won South Carolina’s special House election to replace Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in Congress. Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a closer than expected race for South Carolina’s 5th Distrct on Tuesday night. Norman had 52 percent of the vote to Parnell’s 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race with 89 percent of precincts reporting. The DCCC’s money was aimed at turning out black voters, and much of the money went towards ads on African-American radio and canvassing in heavily black parts of the district. Other national Democrats, many with...
  • The Left-Wing Terrorist’s Capitol Hill Coup d’Etat

    06/20/2017 1:29:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 20, 2017 | Austin Bay
    A Democrat-controlled House would overturn the election and impeach Trump. Throughout history, grandiose visions of world-altering consequences have motivated political assassins. Gavril Princip’s June 1914 rendezvous with Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo is a horrifying example. Despite the historical track record, until James T. Hodgkinson’s June 2017 criminal assault on a Virginia baseball diamond, a chilling congressional coup d’état scenario which alters history in these United States would be little more than an edgy plot-line in a paperback thriller. In the Hollywood movie version there is a one hundred percent certainty right wing activists would be the monsters who attempted the...
  • Al Franken Says Mike Pence Is A ‘Zealot’ Who ‘Would Be Worse’ Than Trump On Domestic Policy

    06/19/2017 5:09:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 19, 2017 | David Sirota
    If Donald Trump were impeached, as some Democrats would like, Mike Pence “would be worse” for domestic policy than the current president, U.S. Sen. Al Franken told International Business Times. But the vice president would be less dangerous on foreign policy, said Franken. Franken made the comments in an interview with IBT during a stop on his book tour in Denver. During the wide-ranging discussion, the Minnesota Democrat said his party could use the so-called “nuclear” option to try to block the Trump administration’s health care bill. On a contentious environmental issue, Franken parted ways with many progessive Democrats in...
  • Democrats sweat the details in Georgia special election

    06/19/2017 4:47:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 19, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Party officials fear the potentially demoralizing effect of a defeat. SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Democrats are closer than they ever could have imagined to winning a House seat in the Republican suburbs of Atlanta, and dealing a resounding blow to Donald Trump. But they’re also gripped by anxiety about what happens if they fall short Tuesday. A loss in Georgia’s special election here could leave the party demoralized, with little to show for all the furious organizing, fundraising and spending in a handful of congressional special elections in the early months of the Trump administration. As a result, Democrats are...
  • Mueller Probe Could Set the Stage For Hillary’s 2020 Return: New at Reason

    06/19/2017 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | June 19, 2017 | Staff
    Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election presents a preview of Hillary Clinton's 2020 presidential campaign, suggests Ira Stoll. Blaming the outcome of the election on illegal Russian interference takes the blame off Clinton for losing. Clinton can already point out that she won the popular vote in 2016. If her electoral vote loss was the result of foreign interference—rather than, say, a poorly managed campaign, or a candidate who couldn't connect with out-of-work coal miners, or the wrong substantive message—then perhaps a 2020 replay, without foreign interference, might yield a different outcome, some will suggest....