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  • Young Republicans doing ROBO calls asking for donations in Charlotte NC.

    12/15/2017 8:06:40 AM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Had several ROBO calls over the past two days from 704-935-5630, Kannapolis, NC identifying themselves as Young Republicans. They were soliciting donations. This is an exchange in the Charlotte NC area. I do not live near there. I think it was a scam as the woman was very rude on the phone as I explained that after Alabama I only give directly to the candidate, not to the Party. Is this even legal?
  • What It Was Like Working for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election Campaign

    12/01/2017 4:22:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lynette Nylander
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is the guest-editor of our Volume IV issue, on newsstands nationally December 5. She will keynote at the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit in conversation with actress, scholar, and activist Yara Shahidi. The Teen Vogue Summit will take place on December 1 & 2 in Los Angeles. Tickets and information are available here. On November 9, 2016, the day after the election, the world watched Hillary Clinton deliver a concession speech that spoke of the “deeply divided” nation the presidential race had left in its wake. Observing from the sidelines, eyes filled with tears, were her heartbroken campaign...
  • Actor, Trump portrayer Alec Baldwin to headline Iowa Democratic Jefferson-Jackson dinner

    11/27/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Quad City TImes ^ | Oct. 9 2017
    Actor-comedian Alec Baldwin will headline the Nov. 27 Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala, the party announced. “While Alec Baldwin captured national attention for his portrayal of Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he is just as committed to putting a stop to the irresponsible lawmaking in DC and places like Iowa,” according to the party’s announcement. “Heading into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, I have decided to rededicate my efforts to helping the Democratic Party win across the country,” Baldwin said in a statement, adding “you can plan on seeing me out there with folks on the ground fighting...
  • Sanders Likely to Face Donald Trump in 2020 Election

    11/26/2017 5:14:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    News Ghana ^ | November 26, 2017
    The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders’ race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists. The survey, conducted by the Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. At a time when the party could use some fresh blood, most contenders for commander-in-chief have been around for decades. Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, currently leads the pack. “His people have never gone away,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Hill. “And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell...
  • Why 2020 will be the year of the woman

    11/25/2017 10:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 26, 2017 | Bill Scher
    One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic behavior in their ranks. Renewed media attention on sexual harassment and assault led to the twin New York Times and New Yorker exposés on Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor. But Democrats did not rally to protect one of their own, and his attempt to curry sympathy with a pledge to fight the NRA fell flat. The subsequent #MeToo phenomenon continues to upend the left-leaning political and media worlds, with accusations of inappropriate behavior ensnaring liberal darling...
  • Trump and his voters are drawn together by a shared sense of defiance

    11/25/2017 4:52:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 25, 2017 | Bill Schneider
    The American tradition is not deference to authority; it's defiance of authority, even when the cause is hopeless. Sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset once wrote that the United States was, in fact, peopled by “runaways from authority” — settlers seeking freedom from abusive governments and members of dissenting religions seeking freedom from established churches. Defiance is Donald J. Trump's signature attitude; it was the defining characteristic of the 2016 Trump campaign. Trump defied the political establishment, the news media, conventional wisdom, common decency, former President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and even the...
  • 2020 Democratic Primary Will be a Stampede, and Bernie is the Early Favorite

    11/25/2017 2:27:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 25, 2017 | Mike LaChance
    Democrats and many people in media mocked the GOP for having 17 candidates in the 2016 Republican primary. Now that the Clintons are out of the way however, Democrats are expected to have a massive field of candidates in 2020. Amie Parnes writes at The Hill: How Dem insiders rank the 2020 contenders Democrats predict that as many as 30 candidates will compete in their party’s presidential primary in 2020. And while it’s still too early to say who might come out on top, buzz is building around some potential candidates, even as other hopefuls fade to the background. A...
  • Democrat Failing to Excite Key African-American Base in Alabama Race

    11/24/2017 9:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones's surging campaign is in danger of falling short in its must-reach goal of energizing African-American voters, the Washington Post reported. "As of this day, I would say no," retired UPS worker Donald Williams told the Post about enthusiasm among black voters. "And this is Doug Jones's problem. He's got to get out and get the voters energized." Amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations that've rocked the campaign of GOP candidate Roy Moore, the Jones camp believes he could pull off an unlikely victory if he can mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a...
  • Democrats are facing an important test with Al Franken. They’ve failed it before.

    11/23/2017 7:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna North
    In less than a month, Alabama voters will decide whether to send to the United States Senate a man accused of abusing and romantically pursuing teenage girls. If Roy Moore wins, it will mean his constituents either don’t believe or don’t care about the woman who says Moore assaulted her when she was 16, or the woman who says Moore kissed and touched her when she was 14, or the women who say Moore kept approaching them at the mall when they were teenagers. And a Moore victory will set the standard that someone who is the subject of multiple...
  • Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

    11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under attack. I can see how. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. It’s part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Here’s the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill): Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop...
  • O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire' (Laff riot)

    11/22/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KQAK-FM ^ | November 22, 2017 | ABC Radio
    According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. He says the “fire” started in 2008. He believes Obama squandered the energy of his candidacy. “Rather than infusing that energy into the veins of the Democratic party and making...
  • Former DNC head 'absolutely' questions legitimacy of Trump's election

    11/22/2017 4:24:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    USA Today | November 21, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/21/former-dnc-head-absolutely-questions-legitimacy-trumps-election/885571001/
  • GOP includes money for Trump’s border wall in Senate spending bill (BOOM!)

    11/21/2017 1:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans have included $1.6 billion for the first installment of President Trump’s border wall in the new homeland security spending bill released Tuesday, keeping the president’s marquee immigration plan on track. While avoiding the term “wall,” the Senate bill calls for $1.6 billion in funding for “physical barriers” and border roads — matching Mr. Trump’s original request for money to build or repair fencing along 74 more miles of the U.S.-Mexico line....
  • Conrad Lucas, America's youngest GOP chairman, is running for Congress in West Virginia

    11/20/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2017 | Aaron Carpenter
    Conrad Lucas, the youngest GOP state party chairman in the United States, has announced he’s running for Congress. Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West Virginia’s Republican Party since 2012, when he was just 30 years old. He is ready to bring fresh leadership to Washington and help Donald Trump pass his agenda through Congress. Lucas listed his accomplishments as GOP chairman in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, and explained how he plans to serve the people of West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District....
  • At Least Republicans Are Controlled By Their Voters

    11/19/2017 9:55:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Post-Journal ^ | November 20, 2017 | The Editors
    Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, makes one difference between the two parties crystal clear. It is that Democrat leaders, who frequently present themselves as the real voice of the people of America, are no such thing. It was made clear more than a year ago that, despite the best efforts of many in the Republican...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump 'is obsessed' with me

    11/18/2017 8:05:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2017 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday described President Donald Trump as “obsessed” with her continued public presence. “Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out,” Clinton said in an appearance alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a forum in Little Rock, Arkansas, commemorating the 25th anniversary of his election. “Apparently there was another, somebody told me, tweet today. Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.” Trump revived his “Crooked Hillary” moniker via Twitter on...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Moore, Trump

    11/18/2017 12:19:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mark Osborne, ABC News
    Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles.... "If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake was caught saying by ABC affiliate KNXV.
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' ......

    11/18/2017 7:35:01 AM PST · by entropy12 · 59 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11-18-17 | MARK OSBORNE
    Good Morning America Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump Good Morning America MARK OSBORNE,Good Morning America 4 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump (ABC News) Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform...
  • Hillary comes to defense of ‘accountable’ Al Franken

    11/17/2017 8:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Hillary Clinton came to Sen. Al Franken’s defense on Friday during an interview for her new book, saying he should be praised for his “accountability” and willingness to apologize. Speaking to WABC Radio’s Rita Cosby, the former Secretary of State instead pointed the finger at President Trump and embattled GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore — claiming they should be viewed as the real predators, and not Franken. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither,” Clinton said....
  • Alabama governor plans to vote for Moore even though ‘I have no reason to disbelieve’ accusers

    11/17/2017 8:05:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Friday she still plans to vote for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions,” Ivey said at a Thanksgiving turkey pardon event, according to AL.com. “So that's what I plan to do, vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore." Ivey also told reporters she...