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  • Can Democrats Fix the Party?

    06/13/2017 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6/12/17 | Tim Dickinson
    **SNIP** The hobbled DNC's chief remaining value was as a fundraising vehicle. For Obama, it "was like his ATM – and Clinton was the same," says the former chair. Clinton pioneered a strategy that allowed her largest donors to give $10,000 to each of 32 state parties participating in her Victory Fund. But that money didn't stay in the states. Instead, nearly every penny was hoovered up to the DNC for the benefit of Clinton's election. Clinton today says she found the DNC to be a liability. In an onstage interview at a Recode tech conference in May, Clinton recalled,...
  • Republicans are predicting the beginning of the end of the tea party in Kansas

    06/11/2017 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Washington post ^ | June 9th 2017 | Ana Swanson and Max Ehrenfreund
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Kansas was at the heart of the tea party revolution, a red state where, six years ago, a deeply conservative group of Republicans took the state for a hard right turn. Now, after their policies failed to produce the results GOP politicians promised, the state has become host to another revolution: a resurgence of moderate Republicans. Moderate Republicans joined with Democrats this week to raise state taxes, overriding GOP Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto and repudiating the conservative governor’s platform of ongoing tax cuts. The vote was a demonstration of the moderates’ newfound clout in the state...
  • Trump debuts on Washington social scene at theater gala

    06/04/2017 8:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made his debut on Washington's social circuit on Sunday by headlining an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theater, scene of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Trump, accompanied by his wife, first lady Melania Trump, said he was glad to help continue "this long tradition of preserving one of America's most important theaters and honoring one of its greatest presidents and recognizing some of its most accomplished citizens." Trump said Ford's Theater contributes to the "vibrant culture of our nation's capital" and does "tremendous work" educating Americans about "a leader who preserved our nation in its single greatest...
  • Democrats are supposed to be fighting back, but they just keep losing (Schadenfreude alert)

    05/28/2017 2:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2017 | Danny Westneat
    Donald Trump may be off to the worst start in presidential history, but recent polls and election results show Democrats are even more unpopular than he is. What’s wrong with the Democrats? Recently I ran into a Democratic operative who was adamant that his dispirited party’s stock is rising. It’s looking good, for example, that with all Trump’s troubles, the donkey party finally will win enough seats in special elections this fall to take control of our state’s Legislature from the Republicans. “If Democrats can’t win this year,” he vowed, “we should be abolished as a political party.” Might not...
  • The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

    05/24/2017 4:43:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Prager U via Youtube ^ | 05/22/17 | PragerU
    When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats? Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_a7dQXilCo
  • Malia Obama parties into the early morning in NYC

    02/04/2017 7:00:20 AM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    Page Six ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Emily Smith
    Malia Obama is making the most of her time living in Manhattan after exiting the White House. The former first daughter attended a starry HBO “Girls” premiere, then went dancing into the early hours of the morning...We were told that “Secret Service agents were all over the place” at the party, but they managed to blend into the crowd of more than 600 guests...Later, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., Malia rolled into Lower East Side club and bar Happy Ending...They stayed for about an hour until around 3 a.m...was photographed arriving later that morning for work.
  • Obama’s Loud Last White House Shindig

    01/04/2017 9:30:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/17 | Judi McLeod
    That will be the role Hollywood will chronicle in a movie praising ‘The Community Organizer Who Became President & “The President Who Returned to the Life of a Community Organizer’ Outgoing President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in the same venue in which he spent the last eight years: kicking up hedonistic heels for Party Time! The same freeloaders who spent the better part of the last decade boozing it up and gorging themselves at the White House, will whoop it up with party crazed Barack and Michelle as they party on out the door into—hopefully—community organizer oblivion.
  • Democrats Have a Religion Problem

    12/29/2016 11:31:54 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 29, 2016 | Emma Green
    There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party. The former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith-outreach efforts is a theologically conservative evangelical Christian. He is opposed to both abortion and same-sex marriage, although he would argue that those are primarily theological positions, and other issues, including poverty and immigration, are also important to his faith. During his time working for Obama, Wear was often alone in many of his views, he writes in his new book, Reclaiming Hope. He helped with faith-outreach strategies for Obama’s 2008 campaign, but was surprised when some state-level officials decided not to...
  • Pelosi Clings to Power, to Her Party's Detriment

    12/14/2016 7:50:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    After the Republican avalanche of a victory in last month's elections, there was still more good news for the Grand Old Brand New Party courtesy of Nancy Pelosi. It seems she's eked out a narrow victory over a Democratic insurgency against her stultified leadership of the party in the House, a leadership that has been rusting for the past 14 years. If everything isn't coming up roses for the GOP, at least there are tulips covering the horizon the way daffodils do Wye Mountain every spring. And all Nancy Pelosi could say about her aforementioned "leadership" was the same thing...
  • Building Engulfed by Deadly Oakland Fire Had Pending Habitability Complaints

    Sheriff's investigators at the scene of the Oakland fire on Saturday. At least nine people are confirmed dead and several dozen are missing after a fire ripped through the the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland... As many as 100 people were crowded inside the warehouse for a party when the blaze erupted. They struggled to escape the flames and smoke. Officials fear dozens could have been killed. City records show that there were habitability complaints made against the property's owner as recently as November 14 regarding an "illegal interior building structure." City inspectors appear to have visited the building on...
  • President-Elect Donald Trump Will Attend Donor’s ‘Villains and Heroes’ Costume Party

    Donald Trump‘s plans for Saturday night are all about a decadent costume party being held in Long Island by donors who supported his presidential campaign. The party has a “Villains and Heroes” theme, and it is being hosted by the family of hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer. Politico noted that Mercer gave a $2 million donation to a pro-Trump super PAC during the election, and his daughter Rebekah Mercer has ties to Trump’s transition team and three of his biggest staffers: Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, and David Bossie. “It will be the hottest ticket in town,” Conway said to Bloomberg....
  • Green Party drops election recount bid in Pennsylvania

    12/03/2016 6:30:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/3/16 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, United States — Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein dropped her efforts Saturday to request a vote recount in Pennsylvania, one of three battleground states won by Donald Trump where she is challenging the results. “Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the court,” read a filing submitted in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. On Twitter, she later added: “#Recount2016 is so expensive because of elected leaders who have refused to invest in a 21st-century voting system.”
  • Dem Rep Ryan: ‘The House Is Burning Down’ In Democratic Party

    11/21/2016 11:55:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/16 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), stated, “I’m pulling the fire alarm, because the house is burning down, and we better get our act together or we’re going to cease being a national party.” Ryan said, “[T]he average American, the average working-class American, flipped their middle finger to the establishment, the Democratic establishment, the Republican establishment, Wall Street. They think that everybody’s more concerned with the donor class than they the working class.” He added, “[W]e can’t keep going down the...
  • Day Before Election Paul Ryan Said GOP Not Trump’s Party

    11/12/2016 5:07:34 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/16 | JULIA HAHN
    Following president-elect Donald J. Trump’s historic victory, Paul Ryan seemed eager to heap praise upon the next Republican President and his “enormous political feat.” “What Donald Trump just pulled off is an enormous political feat. It’s an enormous feat in that he heard those voices that were out there that other people weren’t hearing. And he just earned a mandate. And we now just have a unified Republican government,” Ryan told reporters on Wednesday. “If you listened to us in the closing days of this campaign, whether it was crisscrossing America or crisscrossing Wisconsin, we were making an appeal...
  • IDEA: Sponsor a Pre-Vote PARTY - Help The Trump Ground Game Election Day

    11/07/2016 12:52:08 PM PST · by Diogenez · 5 replies
    Hey, why not sponsor one helluva pre-vote party get together for friends (and their friends, and friends of friends etc.)? No Booze (till after the vote, anyway). Don't forget name labels and if people kick in a buck or two, they get co-sponsor labels. The Hillary forces have a crushing ground game - a powerful voter "pulling operation" to get out their vote. Right now, the Dems are way ahead in this says The US News & World Report (The-Report, "Fight On the Ground", Oct. 14 2016 by Susan Milligan") The DNC & the unions are joining left-wing groups of...
  • The Bully Party

    10/28/2016 10:20:22 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 22 replies
    Dilbert ^ | Scott Adams
    I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms. If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it. If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car. On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood. If you speak of Trump at work you could get fired....
  • The wild party in the Hamptons guarded by DRONES: Millionaire uses a fleet of robots [tr]

    08/24/2016 1:11:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    Philanthropist and banker turned musician Ivan Wilzig had a surprise guest at his naked $1million 60th birthday party in the Hamptons - a drone. The security team at Wilzig's 10-acre Water Mill estate, dubbed the Playboy Mansion of the Hamptons, used the flying device to make sure the 700 partygoers behaved themselves and to prevent gatecrashers at the Garden of Eden themed bash on Saturday where clothing was optional. Partygoers were handed fig leaves as they entered the celebrations and many followed the undress code, the New York Daily News' gossip column Confidential reported. Posting to Facebook today, Wilzig, who...
  • Democratic voter ranks surge in California heading into presidential election

    08/22/2016 7:33:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    The California Democratic Party added about 700,000 voters between January and July of this year, a 10 percent increase that is significantly higher than the rise in registered Democrats during previous presidential elections, according to new data from the California Secretary of State.
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 132 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND pic.twitter.com/kjbgHBrB0f — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 73 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...