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

    10/21/2017 12:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 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...
  • Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud (Frederica Wilson)

    10/21/2017 12:36:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week. Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday. The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland...
  • How to counter Trump? Democrats still searching

    10/21/2017 10:34:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | October 21, 2017 | Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine months into the Donald Trump era, Democrats are still searching for a standard-bearer and a crisp message to corral widespread opposition to an unpopular president and a Republican-led Congress. The minority party has put that struggle on vivid display this week in Nevada, site of Democrats’ first national party gathering since a contentious chairman’s election in February. The party’s congressional leaders and potential presidential candidates mostly stayed away, with the exception of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, whose name has surfaced among possible 2020 hopefuls. The activists and party leaders who did attend expressed optimism...
  • This Dreamer Could Become The First Undocumented DNC Member

    10/20/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | October 20, 2017 | Andrea González-Ramírez
    Saturday could mark a historic moment for the undocumented community in the United States. The Democratic National Committee could appoint Ellie Pérez to be its first undocumented member in history, a move that would potentially allow the 26-year-old Dreamer from Mexico to take part in the 2020 presidential nomination process. Pérez has been nominated to be a DNC member for the next four years, which includes the next presidential election cycle. If appointed, she could potentially become a superdelegate and get to cast a vote for the party's nominee at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. "This nomination, this appointment to...
  • Rep. Wilson: Trump White House is 'full of white supremacists'

    10/20/2017 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said President Trump’s White House is “full of white supremacists” in a new interview Friday. “The White House itself is full of white supremacists,” she told The New York Times. It is the latest response in a four-day controversy over Trump's response to military families who have lost a loved one. Wilson earlier this week described a phone conversation she was listening in on between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger. The White House later accused Wilson of politicizing a "sacred" issue. Wilson's interview is not the...
  • Commentary: Mitt Romney must run for president in 2020

    10/20/2017 8:46:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 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...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson strikes back at John Kelly: ‘Lying,’ ‘racist’

    10/20/2017 7:06:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Frederica Wilson on Friday accused White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly of lying about her and using a “racist term” when he publicly admonished her for politicizing the president’s condolence call to a Special Forces’ widow. Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, on Thursday denounced the Florida Democrat for listening in on President Trump’s call to Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow and then accusing the president of being disrespectful. “He has my sympathy for the loss of his son, but he can’t just go on TV and lie...
  • Hillary’s Campaign Spokesman Calls Gen. Kelly ‘Odious’

    10/20/2017 1:52:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton’s former campaign spokesman called retired Gen. John Kelly “odious” on Thursday after the White House chief of staff and Gold Star father spoke about President Trump’s decision to call the families of four soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month. “Don’t be distracted by the uniform,” Brian Fallon, a CNN contributor and past communications director for Clinton’s campaign, wrote on Twitter following Kelly’s remarks. (TWEET-AT-LINK) “Kelly isn’t just an enabler of Trump. He’s a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest,” wrote Fallon, who is also an adviser to the Democratic political action committee,...
  • Nancy Pelosi Wishes Mitt Romney Was President Instead of Trump

    10/19/2017 5:01:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi jokingly said she would rather have Mitt Romney running the country than Donald Trump. Speaking at a Q&A session hosted by The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday evening, the Democrat suggested she would now prefer to see the man she once branded a misogynist as America’s leader. “Wouldn’t be nice if he were president of the United States?” she said of Romney, prompting a round of applause from the crowd. Her comments harked back to those she made in November 2016, when she once said, “Doesn't Mitt Romney look good to us now? Oh my...
  • Why are Democrats losing in the heartland? Here are some ideas

    10/18/2017 7:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 16, 2017 | Melinda Henneberger
    DES MOINES, IOWA — The Democrats who gathered here for a day of fairly anguished strategizing about what they’d have to do to win back rural voters did not speak kindly of their own national leadership or reputation or behavior. Over and over, during a seminar called “Winning Back the Heartland,” they bemoaned the condescending way some of their fellow Democrats talk about their fellow Midwesterners, particularly those who live in small towns. “We forgot how to talk to folks, and when we did, we often talked down,” said Tom Vilsack, the former agriculture secretary under President Barack Obama and...
  • Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/18/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Because rejecting “the republic for which she stands” is the real message of the left The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance. Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings. Michigan Live reports: Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved...
  • VIRGINIA FOXX: RINO POSTER GIRL

    10/18/2017 10:37:49 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2017 | Lester Jackson
    I was very pleased when President Trump signed his first executive order to dismantle ObamaCare in the face of the Republican Congress having broken its repeatedly made promise and pretense to do the same. However, I was utterly repulsed by an aspect of what happened at that event. Therefore, I am taking time from completing my forthcoming book* to comment on what I consider to be the despicable obscenity of RINO Virginia Foxx worming her way (15:52) to be next to Mr. Trump. Foxy weasel Foxx obviously hoped to benefit from the public opposition to the very ObamaCare monstrosity that...
  • Viewing the world through the eyes of a Trump supporter: Neil Macdonald

    10/18/2017 9:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 17, 2017 | Neil Macdonald
    Aside from the sesquipedalian Conrad Black – who puzzles me, because his own manners are impeccable and he generally loathes ignorant boorishness – just about every serious writer in the mainstream media regards President Donald Trump with disgust. Even Charles Krauthammer, whose ferociously controlled savagery toward liberals sets him apart from even his fellow columnists on the right, has called Trump a moral disgrace, among other things. Trump's fans are right: the coverage of their champion is utterly unbalanced. Not that there is anything wrong with that; "balance" is just relativism dressed in evening clothes. But it's always fascinating to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • As goes Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, so goes Congress

    10/16/2017 11:32:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2017 | Salena Zito
    TURKEYTOWN, Pa. — Just as you crest the hill along the Glades Pike highway heading east, a red-white-and-blue "Drain the Swamp" sign sits on the well-manicured lawn of a sprawling home in this western Pennsylvania town likely named for the abundance of the wild game that flourish in the region. A year ago, a Trump-Pence sign sat in just about the same place at the same house in the same lawn. A few miles down the road, a tri-colored sign in green, blue, and orange sits in front of a shuttered business bearing a simple message in three languages: "No...
  • 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...
  • Democrats continue to alienate Catholic voters

    10/15/2017 1:07:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 18, 2017 | Salena Zito
    OHIO VALLEY — A clip of actress Martha Plimpton’s exuberance over the “best” abortion she has ever had played on the television above a gas-station counter somewhere along U.S. Route 422 between Ohio and Pennsylvania. A woman with a name tag designating her as the manager rolled her eyes and said to no one in particular as she went about stacking the shelves behind the counter, “And they wonder why people don’t vote for Democrats around here anymore.” Plimpton, age 46, is best known for her role in the 1980s Steven Spielberg classic kid adventure movie The Goonies. She made...