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  • Republican “Defeatism” About Trump Not Warranted By Current Polling

    10/27/2016 8:02:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2016 | Stewart Lawrence
    The electoral math for the 2016 election is crystal clear: Trump needs to carry the two battleground states that Romney lost – Florida and Ohio – preserve Romney’s slim victory in North Carolina, capture Pennsylvania, which Rom ney lost by just 5 points (largely by failing to compete there) and hold on to two prized Red States, Arizona and Georgia. If Trump can do this, he wins 273 electoral votes – 3 more than the majority required – and becomes the next president of the United States. How’s Trump doing? He’s regained his lead in Ohio, has reduced Florida to...
  • The Most Durably Democratic County In The Country Could Go For Trump

    10/26/2016 11:28:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | October 26, 2016 | Aaron Bycoffe
    In 2012, voters in Elliott County, Kentucky, came close to breaking a streak that, at the time, had lasted 136 years. Elliott County was formed in 1869, and since its first presidential election, in 1872, it had voted for the Democratic nominee every time — the longest span of any U.S. county. President Obama — like the previous Democratic candidates for president — won Elliott County in 2012, extending its streak. But the margin by which he won — 2.5 percentage points — made it, by far, the closest presidential election the county had ever seen, and the first time...
  • Gallup: Trump’s favorable rating among Republicans rebounds somewhat

    10/26/2016 9:15:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 26, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A nice catch by Nate Cohn this morning. Remember when Mike Pence called on Republicans to “come home”? Well, it seems some were already in the process. Follow the link and you’ll see that that’s Trump’s best favorability within his party since October 1st, which wasn’t long ago on the calendar but was ages ago politically. The “Access Hollywood” tape didn’t drop until a full week later. You’ll also notice that the guy hadn’t seen 70 percent since the Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 period. Not coincidentally, September 26th was the date of the first debate, which every scientific poll...
  • RNC Chairman Accuses State Dept. of ‘Cover-Up’ to Protect Clinton During Election

    10/26/2016 9:02:58 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies
    Law ^ | 10/26/2016 | Chris White
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accused the State Department on Wednesday of delaying its response to the National Archives’ request for information about why it has only found a few emails belonging to a staffer who helped maintain Hillary Clinton’s private server.  The RNC chairman even seemed to suggest the delay was part of an intentional effort to protect Clinton during the run up to the 2016 presidential election. Documents obtained by ABC News reportedly show the National Archives sent a request to the State Department in July that asked for an explanation about the lack of emails from Clinton’s top IT aide Bryan Pagliano. The...
  • Accountability for ObamaCare (Evan Bayh & Soupy Sales in Trouble)

    10/26/2016 7:02:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 2016
    ObamaCare has suddenly been injected back into the 2016 election debate, on the news of the law’s 25%-plus average premium increase for 2017. Even Donald Trump is talking about it. With only two weeks to go, this is a moment for voters to hold accountable the Democrats who imposed this debacle on the country over voter objections. Next year’s enormous price increases are merely the latest expression of ObamaCare’s underlying problems, and the dysfunction is undermining the health security of Americans who lack employer coverage. A wave of major insurers have quit the exchanges, and those that are left have...
  • Former Ted Cruz Delegate: Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump

    10/25/2016 12:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chrisma ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    As a national security leader said to me, "Donald Trump's victory may not be the conservative movement's victory, but his defeat is America's defeat. His win gives us room to maneuver, while his defeat seems poised to end our liberties." As progressives erode and weaken what is exceptional about America, I worry we may not have four more years to spare. I fear we are sliding toward "the darkness" Ronald Reagan warned of when he said, "We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the first...
  • The evidence backs Trump: We have a duty to doubt election results

    10/25/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2016 | Michael Dorgan
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received widespread condemnation for his refusal to prematurely accept the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Trump told moderator Chris Wallace at last Wednesday night’s final debate that he “Will look at it at the time. … I’ll keep you in suspense.” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton warned Trump was “talking down our democracy” while The New York Times called it a blatant “contempt for democracy” and many others were infuriated that a presidential candidate would have the gall to publicly pronounce a distrust of government. In fact, these divine notions of American governance couldn’t be...
  • Tim Kaine shrugs off WikiLeaks email threat

    10/24/2016 7:54:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2016 | Gretel Kauffman
    WikiLeaks has twice warned Tim Kaine that he might be in for a "surprise" – but the vice presidential candidate says he's not worried. Despite multiple warnings from the organization that has been steadily publishing stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, Mrs. Clinton's running mate says he isn't threatened by the possibility of his correspondences going public, since he is a "regular human being" with nothing to be "overly embarrassed about." Nasty emails are "not my norm," the Democratic vice presidential nominee told the Associated Press on Saturday, adding, "I do have a temper so, I mean,...
  • Bernie Supporters Should Vote Trump Because Hillary Will Reinforce Dynastic Globalism

    10/24/2016 5:49:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 24, 2016 | Christopher Willard
    A vote for Hillary Clinton is simply a vote for an establishment insider, for politics as usual, and worse for a continuation of dynastic rule. When Hillary Clinton received the Democratic nomination, articles flooded the net from women who said they had tears in their eyes. I too had tears in my eyes. Not because I was a solid Bernie Sanders supporter who had hoped he would go independent. Not because Sanders seemed to put the Democratic Party ahead of ideas in a flat-out sell-out. And not because a woman was nominated as a major party’s nominee. (Margaret Thatcher, Angela...
  • Mike Pence to GOP: 'It's Time to Come Home'

    10/24/2016 4:36:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 24, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    SALISBURY, N.C. — With two weeks until Election Day, Mike Pence has squared up his message for Republicans: "Come home." The GOP vice presidential candidate repeated the line seven times at a campaign rally on Monday afternoon. Pence, who joined the ticket this summer to help win over hesitant conservatives, turned his eyes toward galvanizing the turnout of members of his own party. "I want to submit to all of you, it's time to reach out to all of our Republican and conservative friends and say with one voice: 'It's time to come home and elect Donald Trump as the...
  • Trump confounds many Republicans with last-minute push in Virginia

    10/24/2016 11:28:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics ^ | October 24, 2016 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Republican Donald Trump, never short on campaign shockers, pulled one off Saturday simply by setting foot in Virginia. Trump’s rally in Virginia Beach, part of a renewed push here that included a $2 million television ad buy, flabbergasted political analysts and GOP strategists who’ve considered the swing state off the table for months. Trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton by double digits in the latest Virginia polls, Trump will dispatch key surrogates — his children — for series of visits to Northern Virginia this week. His campaign said Trump and runningmate Mike Pence will return to the state “a lot”...
  • Crapo says he will vote for Trump after all (Idaho)

    10/24/2016 11:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KIVI-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Bertel and The Associated Press
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump after all. This, after Crapo earlier this month rescinded his endorsement of the presidential candidate. In a statement released Monday, Crapo says he will vote for Trump to keep Hillary Clinton from becoming president. “The choice we have is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Given that choice, I will vote for the Republican ticket, Trump and Pence. We must elect a President who will appoint strong Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it was written and who will help lead us to...
  • Ohio GOP leader backs Trump after state campaign dispute (Matt Borges again)

    10/24/2016 11:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI, OH (AP) - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges says he's voting for Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign in the swing state earlier denounced and cut ties with Borges after he openly criticized Trump. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Borges told GOP insiders in an email Sunday that he'll vote the Republican ticket, including Trump for president....
  • A Responsible Refusal From Trump (He Was Right To Withhold Judgment on Election Outcome)

    10/24/2016 10:35:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 24, 2016 | Peter Roff, Contributing Editor
    Ignore the phony outrage over Trump saying he might question the election results – candidates and supporters cry foul over them all the time. Invoking the spirit of Groucho Marx let me say the behavior of the mass media during this election has made it very uncomfortable for me to be a member of the club. For almost a week, the networks, the newspapers and the internet featured attacks on Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump over his answer to whether he would accept the results of the upcoming election. It's a foolish question, one he rightly refused to answer...
  • Emails Shows Clinton Campaign Discussing ‘Trump Swift Boat Project’

    10/24/2016 10:15:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    An email released on Monday by Wikileaks shows members of the Hillary Clinton campaign discussing a “Trump swift boat project” with a political strategist with longstanding ties to the Clintons. “I know you can’t look past Bernie and March primaries — but who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project?” Joel Johnson, the managing director of Glover Park Group, strategic communications firm, wrote in a Feb. 26 email to Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri. “Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide — but not a half assed scramble,” he added. Palmieri responded, sarcastically: “Gee. Thanks,...
  • Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    09/11/2016 9:16:41 AM PDT · by Hostage · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. * In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; * In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks...
  • [From September 5, 2016] Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    10/24/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 September 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • Swift Boating Trump - Podesta email

    10/24/2016 7:36:25 AM PDT · by ncfool · 16 replies ^ | 2016-02-26 23:38 | Wikileaks web site - Podesta dump #17
    Re: To: Date: 2016-02-26 23:38 Subject: Re: Sorry. I've been behind too many curtains in my day... Sent from my iPhone On Feb 26, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Jennifer Palmieri wrote: > > Gee. Thanks, Joel. We thought we could half-ass it. Let's discuss. > > Sent from my iPhone >> On Feb 26, 2016, at 8:35 PM, Joel Johnson wrote: >> I know you can't look past Bernie and March primaries -- but who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project? Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide -- but not a...
  • Clinton ally gave $500K to wife of FBI agent on email probe

    10/24/2016 7:02:44 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 24, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton confidant, helped steer $675,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an FBI official who went on to lead the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, according to a report. The political action committee of McAuliffe, the Clinton loyalist, gave $467,500 to the state Senate campaign of the wife of Andrew McCabe, who is now deputy director of the FBI, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report states Jill McCabe received an additional $207,788 from the Virginia Democratic Party, which is heavily influenced by McAuliffe. The money...
  • Trump Makes Subtle, Unexpected Push for Down-Ballot Republicans

    10/23/2016 6:15:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Ali Vitali
    NAPLES, Fla. — While Hillary Clinton is making an explicit push for Democratic down-ballot candidates, Donald Trump is taking a more subtle approach. Sunday evening in sunny Florida, Trump repeatedly pushed his supporters to help keep Republicans in control of Congress. Asking voters to cast their votes for him in 16 days, Trump said, "That includes helping me re-elect Republicans all over the place," adding that it would be "nice if they helped us, too, right? To enact my first 100 days." At three other points in the speech, Trump slipped in mentions of a Republican House and Senate as...
  • (Vanity) What To Expect These Next 14 Days."Hillary Is Leading By Huge Margins In All Swing States".

    10/23/2016 3:21:31 PM PDT · by Pence_Dispenser · 111 replies
    And it's already started.Even on Fox News.Every leftist commentator will at some point say,"Look,Hillary is already way ahead in every swing state".They are going to just keep pushing this lie on all cable news networks every chance they get. No matter what the credible polls are saying, they wont mention it, it's just going to be that Trump is still at 38% and Hillary is leading in all of the swing states, therefore Republicans may as well all stay home. Meanwhile, the "Trump Army" of about 70 Million aren't falling for any of this nonsense !!
  • Donald Trump’s Finest Hour

    10/22/2016 7:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 22, 2016 | Wlady Pleszczynski
    The common view is that there were three debates this year between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But what about the bonus debate last night at the Al Smith Dinner in New York? It was probably Trump’s greatest performance. Funny, self-deprecating (within reason), and devilishly biting (in the best Johnny Carson roast tradition, which apparently is lost on all the usual suspects who afterward shrieked that Trump had gone too far again; but what else can you expect from a holy man like David Gergen?). And Donald brought the best out of Hillary, if such a thing is possible. One...
  • Real Clear Politics&Average Of All Polls.But How Many Pollsters Are Done By Democrats?

    10/21/2016 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Pence_Dispenser · 30 replies
    They say that most polls are done by left leaning groups/organizations.So does this mean that polls by CNN,ABC,NBC & New York Times are included? What about Monmouth? Who is running Monmouth?. It's just peculiar that the polls done by Democrats have Hillary up about 11 points when the more credible pollsters are showing a tie or a two point race. Guess we can agree that something just doesn't add up,and Trump should be ahead by at least six or seven points.
  • Kobach calls Trump's stance on election results 'reasonable' (KS Sec'y of State)

    10/20/2016 4:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | October 20, 2016 | John Hanna, Associated Press Political Writer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top election official said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was justified in refusing to promise now that he'll accept the election results, even as the state party chief and a GOP senator on the ballot urged candidates to do so. Secretary of State Kris Kobach called criticism of Trump over his refusal during Wednesday night's presidential debate to commit to accepting the results "rather amusing." He said no candidate should concede if the race is close and there are questions about the count, citing the 2000 contest in Florida, decided by fewer than...
  • On “Accepting Election Results” (Has the media forgotten Al Gore?)

    10/20/2016 2:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 19, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    I said I wouldn’t comment on tonight’s debate until tomorrow, when I host the third hour of Laura Ingraham’s radio show. But I can’t resist, having seen how the liberal press is trying to spin what, by any objective standard, was a pretty good night for Donald Trump. It’s all about Trump’s refusal to commit to “accepting the result of the election” should he lose: Horrifying! Trump “upends a basic pillar of American democracy” by saying he will wait and see what happens on election day, because of his concern about voter fraud. But wait! Who was the last candidate...
  • Hutchinson: Trump can still win despite poll numbers that aren't favorable

    10/20/2016 11:26:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | October 20, 2016 | Emma Pettit
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  • The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world

    10/19/2016 6:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | October 19, 2016 | Michael Li and Raymond Perkins
    Over the last decade we’ve witnessed big data tackle issues such as crime, health care, climate change, and even how to select a movie. So, with the availability of ever-growing collections of political data, more sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, and the ubiquitous presence of social media, it is tempting to think that big data should be able to give us a completely accurate prediction of major votes likes Brexit or the American presidential election. After all, statistical error decreases with sample size, so with unbounded data at our fingertips, it’s easy to imagine that measurement error will also vanish. Indeed,...
  • Freeper help (yes, I have looked for this number)

    10/19/2016 10:26:08 AM PDT · by LS · 21 replies
    self | 10/19/2016 | LS
    Freepers, ok, I have looked and looked for this number---and have heard it before---but can't find a source. *How many Rs voted, combined, in all the primaries and caucuses? *How many Ds voted? I can find Trump's, or Cruz's number, but not the total.
  • Most election pollsters aren't really in it for the money

    10/18/2016 3:37:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNBC's The Big Crunch ^ | October 18, 2016 | Mark Fahey and Eric Chemi
    *Most election polls are loss leaders, designed for marketing. *Brand recognition is often the main goal, not accuracy. *The real money is giving advice to campaigns. Every day in this election cycle it seems like there are new polls about the presidential race, and it seems like somebody must be making a lot of money from all that data collection. But here's the thing: Most of these polls were never meant to make money. They are just marketing and brand placement to help sell something else. Even the biggest firms, like Gallup, give away political polls to promote the commercial...
  • Carville declares Trump campaign dead in fundraising email

    10/17/2016 6:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Democratic strategist James Carville on Monday declared GOP presidential nominee’s Donald Trump’s campaign “dead” as he urged voters to give money to support Democratic House candidates. In a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraising email, Carville summed up Trump’s campaign in a seven-word “eulogy:” “It launched. It failed miserably. It died.” But he argued that Democrats’ job is far from done, encouraging supporters to open up their wallets and contribute to House candidates and match the funding from Republican donors. “Here’s the deal: Just because Trump’s dunzo doesn’t mean your job is over!” Carville wrote. “Oh heck no -- Democrats...
  • Google searches for "How to vote for Trump" and "How to vote for Clinton" rise — unevenly

    10/17/2016 2:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mic ^ | October 17, 2016 | Melanie Ehrenkranz
    U.S. Google Trends for "How to vote for Trump," "How to vote for Hillary" and "How to vote for Clinton" over the last 30 days show a spike in searches following the first and second presidential debates. Not surprising: People are fired up and want to know how to cast a vote! But the data show one disparity worth noting: "How to vote for Trump" usually ranks higher than "How to vote for Clinton" and "How to vote for Hillary." There could be a number of reasons why, but the trend brings up one important point: Trump doesn't have as...
  • LEAKED: Clinton Campaign Praised George W Bush On Immigration

    10/16/2016 9:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2016 | Amber Randall
    A member of the Hillary Clinton campaign praised former President George W. Bush on immigration, according to leaked emails from campaign chairman John Podesta’s account. As the campaign tried to figure out whether to let former President Bill Clinton speak on immigration, his chief of staff Tina Flournoy took a minute to praise Bush. “43 is soooooo good on it,” Flournoy wrote in a March 2015, email. “Really good. At least he has been when I’ve seen him talk about it with 42.” The rest of the email chain is devoted to whether to risk Clinton talking about immigration and...
  • Why Democrats could benefit from a Trump victory (Fan fiction)

    10/16/2016 3:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jefferson Post ^ | October 16, 2016 | D.G. Martin
    Most Democrats are happy that Donald Trump’s campaign is stumbling. But some, looking at the long term, might think that a Trump win next month would be a good thing. Not for the country, they would explain, but for the future of the Democratic Party. Just like Barack Obama’s win in 2008 hurt Democrats in elections later on, Trump’s victory would be terrible for the Republicans in future elections. Obama’s victory seemed to be the prelude to a long period of Democratic dominance and control of the House and Senate. But it did not last long because Obama’s victory provoked...
  • Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin using Mitt Romney email list to raise money

    10/16/2016 12:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | October 3, 2016 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Independent presidential candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin sent out a fundraising email Monday to a list of supporters purchased from the GOP's 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney. The email from McMullin does not mention Romney or a possible endorsement, although "Romney for President Inc." and a Massachusetts address appears in small print at the bottom. "We're just very thankful for his assistance in this way, and we'll let other folks discuss what that may mean and certainly never speak for the governor," said Joel Searby, McMullin's chief strategist. In response to questions about the list, Romney...
  • Days Before the Elections Adelsons Give Trump $10 Million By: JNi.Media

    10/15/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 16, 2016 | JNi.Media
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, finally gave $10 million in September to mega-donor Todd Ricketts’s pro-Trump super PAC Future45, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. The group raised another $2.3 million from Todd Ricketts’ billionaire father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and energy executives Joe Craft and Jay Bergman. According to a Politico analysis, only $68.7 million out of the $212 million Trump collected over the past three months in joint ventures with the RNC and state parties ended up in his campaign coffers, with $63.5 going to overhead expenses: consultants, catering, space...
  • Dems shunning Hillary, turn to Trump for jobs

    10/15/2016 1:59:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Oct. 15, 2016 | Michael F. Haverluck
    More and more Democrats – also known as “Trumpocrats” – are pledging their allegiance to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in hopes that he will bring their communities jobs – jobs they are certain that his rival, Hillary Clinton, will do nothing to retain or create. The Trumpocrats Political Action Committee (PAC) Executive Director Christian Rickers gave Clinton a vote of no confidence after his favorite in the Democratic Party primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), lost. He vowed that he would sever from the party and vote for the GOP candidate after Sanders was beaten by Clinton in what many...
  • The 1.3 Party System

    10/15/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Z Man ^ | October 14, 2016
    One of the many things that has been exposed by the Trump campaign is that America does not have a two-party political system. It has a 1.3 party system. A good example of this is how Paul Ryan probably had one of his cronies leak that lewd tape to embarrass the party nominee. Whether or not he orchestrated it is immaterial, as he clearly had foreknowledge and was prepared to pile on as soon as it was released. In fact, it looked like he was coordinating a revolt against the nominee until it became clear it was going to backfire....
  • Is Donald Trump bouncing back in the polls? Second survey shows GOP nominee leading Clinton

    10/15/2016 12:09:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 14, 2016 | Harriet Sinclair
    Could the Republican be recovering from the scandals that have knocked his numbers? Donald Trump appears to have bounced back from trailing numbers in the polls, with his first lead in a national poll following the various scandals that have dogged him over the past two weeks. In the latest national four-way poll by Rasmussen Reports, Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton by two points, with a total of 43 to her 41, while Gary Johnson is on six points and Jill Stein is on two. A national two-way poll by LA Times/USC tracking has Clinton and Trump on equal...
  • Romney: “It Will Be Very Difficult” For Party “To Be Put Back Together Again”

    10/14/2016 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Nathaniel Meyersohn, Intern
    After criticizing Trump’s comments on the lewd video released last week, the 2012 nominee did not say who he would vote for, but said he thinks Trump has “maybe a 25% chance” of winning. In a new interview, Mitt Romney says that he criticized Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about women last week because they were “so over the line” that they demanded an answer. “I felt that I had to say something again to simply point out to the women of America, and to the men of America,” Romney said in a podcast interview with Ashcroft in America posted on...
  • BOOM! Democrats Leaving Their Party In MASSIVE Numbers- Can Hillary Still Recover?

    10/14/2016 7:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Alexandria Willis
    In this election nothing would cease to amaze me. We have the state of Utah, a completely red state, polling closer than ever between the two parties. And now we have a state as blue as the come, Pennsylvania, with a new emergence of red votes. The state is as solid blue a s they come, but Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has done quite a lot to offend the state. Starting with her declaration to put coal miners out of business. I get what she was saying. She wants to move to alternative energy sources. I get it. BUT...
  • Libertarian VP Candidate Bill Weld Still Thinks Donald Trump Can Win

    10/14/2016 7:26:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Robin Gradiso
    Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld isn't counting Donald Trump out of the running in the aftermath of last week's revelation that he made lewd comments about women in 2005. “I wouldn’t say I am confident that he is out of it," said Weld. "You can’t discount the possibility that there are a lot of people out there that don’t want to tell the pollsters that they are voting for Donald J. Trump.” When asked by ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and ABC’s Brad Mielke on ABC’s Powerhouse Politics Podcast Wednesday whether vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence would distance himself...
  • Hillary Clinton to Skip Final Debate Against Donald Trump, 10/19 (Somewhat misleading title)

    10/13/2016 11:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | October 14, 2016 | Staff
    Sources within the Democratic National Committee who spoke on condition of anonymity, have told the Observer that Hillary Clinton is inclined to take her senior advisors' tactical suggestion, and withdraw from her third scheduled debate with Donald Trump, set for October 19th. The reasons are as follows: 1. Clinton enjoys an historic lead in the polls. Some polls have her up by 9% nationally. The Real Clear Politics average of polls currently puts her ahead by 5.5% in a 4 way race (Clinton 44.6%, Trump 39.1%). No presidential candidate this far behind less than 30 days before the election, has...
  • Millennials explain why they support Donald Trump at Columbus event

    10/13/2016 5:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kaitlin Fochesato
    Because they are only 19, Grace Danby and Courtney Trudeau are preparing to vote in their first presidential election. The Ohio state students who play for the women's club hockey team are part of the millennial generation, loosely defined as 18-34-year-olds, that is predicted to be one of the largest voting blocs in the 2016 election. They also share another trait: they identify as libertarians. "Any of the third parties I would consider would take away votes from Donald Trump," Danby said while also expressing dislike for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "I don't have a lot of time to think...
  • Forget Tawdry Trump or Lyin’ Hillary; Vote for the Party Platform

    10/13/2016 8:31:10 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 16 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/13/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I was not the least bit surprised to hear a decade-old recording of a biblically-illiterate, adulterous, strip-club owning, presidential candidate do his best imitation of someone corrupted by liberalism. (One of the first things I said to my wife after hearing Trump’s vulgar comments: “He sounds like a liberal!”) However, unlike many conservatives—especially Christian conservatives—I never declared myself a “NeverTrumper.” And (like the highly regarded Dr. Michael Brown) I’m still not. However, I’ve also not committed to voting for Trump. Nevertheless, I’m as certain as any human being can be that the next President of the United States is going...
  • Moody's and Buffett and Hillary’s Tax Plan

    10/13/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jack Hellner
    Economists from Moody’s Analytics write articles saying that Hillary’s economic policies are better for the economy than Trump’s policies. These articles come can come from Mark Zandi, Don White or in this case, Jeff Benjamin. Whenever any article comes from Moody's analytics a footnote should show that a major shareholder of Moody's is Warren Buffett who campaigns for Hillary. The image they project is that Moody's is an objective, independent source. Zandi is always trotted out as the independent economist whenever Obama or Hillary need an economist to support their policies.
  • Illegal In-Kind Campaigning? Poll Fraud

    10/12/2016 5:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | October 11, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    OK folks. You know about that nice NBC/WSJ "poll" that shows that Hillary is up 11, right? Well, CTH deconstructed it. It wasn't very hard to do, and it showed the usual media bias in the sample, which is a problem standing alone. But then we get into why the bias existed, and it's not so simple as it first appears. What CTH managed to find is that the organization that ran the poll is an organization run by a man who currently is a SuperPAC operator for PrioritiesUSA in support of Hillary Clinton, and was involved in a similar...
  • The Trump whisperer: Here's what Ohio GOP chief Matt Borges has been telling presidential hopeful

    10/12/2016 3:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 12, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Matt Borges has become something of a Donald Trump whisperer. When the Ohio Republican Party chairman calls, the GOP nominee for president listens. Trump toned down his attacks on John Kasich, who challenged him in the primaries, after Borges told him it would be political suicide to pick on Ohio's popular governor. And when Borges believes the New York businessman has gone too far, he doesn't mince words. The two speak frequently by telephone and when Trump campaigns in the Buckeye State. But the contact has intensified in recent days, as Trump's campaign reels from the damaging...
  • Memo to Conservatives: Stop Helping Hillary

    10/12/2016 2:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The American Spectator's Political Hay ^ | October 11, 2016 | Autry J. Pruitt
    This election is about America’s future, not conservatism’s. Sunday’s presidential debate got me thinking about a twitter conversation I had this weekend with Jonah Goldberg, a columnist for National Review and other publications. I like Jonah. He’s what I would call an ideological conservative purist. But I break with him on the most critical issue of this election cycle. Jonah and like-minded conservatives refuse to stop trying to help elect Hillary Rodham Clinton president by trashing her opponent. In his defense, he sees it as standing up for principles and values, which is a good thing. But this conversation made...
  • NFRW President Affirms Unified Support of Trump (National Federation of Republican Women)

    10/12/2016 1:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ‘We stand behind the Republican ticket!’ ALEXANDRIA, Va. – “As the elected spokesperson of the most influential group of Republican women in the United States, I reaffirm the National Federation of Republican Women's unified support of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump and Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence. We stand behind the Republican ticket, and we will continue to work day and night to defend our Constitution, uphold our conservative principles, and elect our GOP candidates," NFRW President Carrie Almond stated today. “With 30 years of Hillary Clinton history as a guide, we knew an onslaught of attacks would be...
  • Republican Senators Who Urged Donald Trump to Step Aside Support Him Again

    10/12/2016 1:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Meghan Keneally
    Two Republican senators who turned against Donald Trump after the release of a damning 2005 video appear to have reversed their positions. The first to do was Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who had called for Trump to step aside and cede the GOP nomination to his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence. She now says she will vote for Trump. "I plan to vote for Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence on Nov. 8," she said Tuesday on Lincoln radio station KLIN. "I put out a statement ... with regard to Mr. Trump's comments," she said of her initial response to...