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  • 1992 1st Presidential Debate (Listen to Perot)

    10/25/2016 7:40:18 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/2016 | YouTube
    Cue to 2:45 for the first question to Perot. Trump is in many aspects giving Americans the chance to reset this country 25 years. I was not a fan of Perot at the time, mostly because at the time, I still believed that the system worked and that Republicans were not like Democrats, but damn if Trump doesn't sound just like Perot here. I often wish that Trump could bring out Perot for a rally or two. Perot was 100% right about NAFTA and Americans need to be remimded of the big giant sucking sound of our jobs going to...
  • Ross Perot-1992 GHWBush/Clinton/Perot Debate--Giant Job Sucking Sound NAFTA

    1992 Bring Jobs Back-Ross Perot calls it out. GHW Bush sets it up...Clinton says, after elected, "That's cool" and signs NAFTA
  • Paladino: Trump ‘Absolutely’ Should Launch Third Party Bid If Denied Nomination

    Businessman and Republican activist Carl Paladino in a radio interview Monday said Donald Trump “absolutely” should launch an independent bid for president if he is denied the Republican nomination at the July convention in Cleveland. “Absolutely,” Paladino said in an interview with WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom. “If cheated, you fight back. That would be the end of the Republican Party, by the way.” Paladino, a Buffalo real-estate developer and prominent Trump supporter in New York, was the GOP nominee for governor in 2010. In the interview, Paladino blasted what so far has been a whisper campaign to potentially nominate House...
  • Did Ross Perot Elect Bill Clinton? (2011)

    02/23/2016 5:04:13 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 70 replies
    Race 4 2016 ^ | April 20, 2011 | Dave Gaultier
    First, Perot spent most of 1992 hammering President Bush over his stewardship of the country. -snip-Secondly, Perot was solely responsible for making the national debt a major issue in 1992. No one really cared about the debt over the course of the ’80s, and had Perot not run,-snip-Finally, Perot siphoned off a lot of Reagan Coalition voters who were displeased with the Bush Administration. Perot’s economic nationalism appealed to Buchananites, who already had one foot outside of the GOP tent given Pat’s run against Bush earlier in the year. Ross’ seeming dismissal of social issues and isolationist stances were attractive...
  • Donald Trump Floats Idea of a Third-Party Run Again

    02/15/2016 12:48:15 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 219 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | BRAD MIELKE
    At a town hall today in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Donald Trump floated the idea -- without explicitly threatening to do so -- that he may run as an independent candidate. Trump attacked the Republican National Committee, saying it "better get its act together" and it "does a terrible job." Trump said he believes the RNC treated him unfairly.Trump also went off on the crowd that booed him during Saturday night's GOP debate in South Carolina: "Look at it, that was a wealthy room.""The whole room was made of special interests and donors, which is a disgrace from the RNC,"...
  • (Two years and ) Six months later, where are the Benghazi survivors?

    12/20/2015 5:51:41 PM PST · by Baynative · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 11, 2013 | Sharyl Atkisson
    31 MONTHS AGO! Today marks six months since the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Some watchdog groups, members of the media and Republican members of Congress are asking: Where are the more than two dozen U.S. personnel who survived the attack but haven't been seen nor heard from in public since? There were also an undisclosed number of witnesses at the U.S. compounds in Tripoli but they also have not spoken publicly. In a recent press report, Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Here Come The Solutionists To Solve All Your Problems

    10/01/2015 5:47:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    With whispers that former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg may mull a run for the White House, politicos are already hyperventilating about how he would shake up the current field. Would he run as a Democrat, a Republican or an independent (he's been all three)? Would he take on billionaire rival Donald Trump? Would he swing at Hillary Clinton (whom he reportedly does not like)? Yet despite the excitement from election-watchers, Bloomberg's entry is unlikely and ill-advised anyway. In an interview with Byron York, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos summed it up: "Michael Bloomberg is a solution in...
  • Ex-HP board member who voted to fire Fiorina endorses her [Tom Perkins]

    08/30/2015 9:04:22 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015 August 27 | Jesse Byrnes
    A former board member of Hewlett-Packard who voted to fire Carly Fiorina as CEO is now endorsing the businesswoman's 2016 Republican presidential campaign. "Carly did what she was brought in to do: turn the company around and make it successful again. Not only did she save the company from the dire straits it was in, she laid the foundation for HP's future growth," Tom Perkins wrote for a full-page New York Times ad. The comments, in an advertisement placed in the newspaper's business section Thursday by a pro-Fiorina super-PAC, were framed as a response to an Aug. 18 Times column...
  • However it ends, Trump’s surge is historic

    08/20/2015 8:09:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    Boston globe ^ | 19 August, 2015 | Keith Bedford/Globe Staff/File
    DERRY, N.H. — What was once flippantly deemed the Summer of Trump has evolved into something much bigger: a singular moment in American political and cultural history. (snip) Trump’s candidacy will be a moment that today’s voters will have to explain to their grandchildren. “What is happening with Trump is not a fluke,” said Harvard government and sociology professor Theda Skocpol, author of “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.” “Yes, he is a great entertainer, but he is able to take advantage of a number of dynamics in American politics as they exist right now. This is...
  • Trump Leads GOP Field, Fiorina Rises as Walker Fades (New Market Consult poll)

    08/17/2015 11:24:27 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 87 replies
    MorningConsult.Com ^ | 8/17/2015 | Reid Wilson
    ... A new Morning Consult survey of self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents shows Trump maintaining his standing at 32 percent, far ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who earns 12 percent of the vote. ...
  • Haven't We Seen the Trump Saga Before?

    08/13/2015 2:34:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2015 | J.R. Dunn
    Let me see if I’ve got his straight:There’s a man who is a pure product of the City of New York, one of the great urban cesspools of our time, a borderline third-world metropolis run as a combination nanny state and dictatorship.He is the epitome of all that is hated about that city: he is brash,loud,boastful,vulgar,insincere,and only as honest as he has to be. Furthermore,he has few of the city’s virtues.Where the typical New Yorker is hot-blooded,he is cold, where generous,he is close-handed,where magnanimous,he is vicious. You could look long and hard for a more impressive illustration as to why...
  • Republicans shouldn't fear a third party Trump

    08/03/2015 9:00:59 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/3/15 | Bill Scher
    Donald Trump keeps warning the Republican National Committee to treat him “fairly” and “with respect” during the primary, or else he might run in the general election as an independent. This is meant to be a threat, but it’s a fairly empty one. Trump is a bigger threat to the party on the inside than on the outside. Today, Trump looks like a populism-spouting insurgent with the potential to split the party, giving Republicans cause to keep him in the fold. But that’s because for the moment, he’s running in a Republican primary, solely focused on conservative base voters. Running...
  • Trump’s teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful people’s bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • Trump: I'm not thinking third party -- for now

    07/08/2015 8:07:12 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/7/15 | Byron York
    Donald Trump's 2016 presidential run seems custom-made for a third party. The billionaire developer has never held political office, never run as a Republican or Democrat. He doesn't need a party's money-raising apparatus. His anti-politician appeal — "Politicians are never going to bring us to the promised land" — cuts equally against Republicans and Democrats. And as far as Republicans are concerned, Trump appears to connect with GOP voters who are so disgusted with the party's current Washington leadership that they would be open to a third-party campaign. But in an interview Tuesday, Trump said he has no interest in...
  • Guess Which Texas Billionaire Just Donated $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

    08/31/2013 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Plutocrat and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Texas, to help fill the gap left by the state’s defunding of the Women’s Health Program. “For nearly 100 years Planned Parenthood has helped to educate men and women regarding family planning and general family health,” said Margot Perot, speaking for the Perot Foundation of Dallas. “Our family has supported this nonprofit for many years because we are impressed with the work they do—providing birth control; scientifically based education; breast health exams; and basic, life-saving healthcare for women who cannot afford services otherwise.” In...
  • Ross Perot Steps Up for Beleaguered Texas Planned Parenthood [Donates $1 million[

    08/30/2013 9:10:43 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 52 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 30 August 2013 | Kat Stoeffel
    Billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot’s foundation announced yesterday that it will donate $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, the Huffington Post reports. Governor Rick Perry cut off the women’s health network’s state and federal funding last year — including funds that went to its preventative and basic health-care programs for uninsured women — citing the overarching pro-abortion stance. (He called this a “win for women.”) The abortion restrictions signed into law in June have already closed three Planned Parenthood clinics. Perot’s wife Margot said in a written statement that the foundation recognized “the need to further...
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas receives $1M gift from the Perot Foundation

    08/29/2013 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Ironfocus · 40 replies
    North Dallas Gazette ^ | 8/29/2013 | NDG Staff
    DALLAS – The Perot Foundation of Dallas Texas today announced a $1 million gift to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas to support the nonprofit’s essential health care and education services for low-income and uninsured Texans. More than 95% of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ services are basic, preventive health care, including lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. “For nearly 100 years Planned Parenthood has helped to educate men and women regarding family planning and general family health,” said Margot Perot. “Our family has supported this nonprofit for many years because...
  • Ross Perot Sr. will help move historic house to start $1B residential community

    11/19/2012 11:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | November 12, 2012 | Candace Carlisle
    Ross Perot Sr., along with Hillwood Communities and Realty Capital, plans to move a historic house Wednesday at the venture's $1 billion residential community project in North Texas. The 1882 Faught Farm House will be moved several feet and will position the home, that is expected to receive historical designation, as the project's community amenity center. Perot will drive the truck moving the house at the groundbreaking ceremony at FM 407 and Prairie Mound Cemetery Road in Argyle. The project will be in Argyle and Northlake. Earlier this year, Hillwood Communities and Realty Capital announced its partnership plans for the...
  • Ross Perot endorses Romney: “He has my absolute support”

    10/16/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 16, 2012 | Brendan James
    Tuesday morning, in an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, businessman and former presidential candidate Ross Perot declared his unequivocal support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney. "President Obama promised a great deal. He has had his chance," Perot wrote. "The results are visible for all to see. It is time for a new beginning. It is time for Mitt Romney." Complaining of Obama's policy writ large, Perot echoed the GOP challenger's campaign slogan, writing that America "can't afford four more years in which debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows and our military is weakened." Going on to praise...
  • Perot backs Romney, says US ‘can’t afford’ another Obama term

    10/16/2012 4:01:15 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2012
    Billionaire businessman and one-time presidential candidate H. Ross Perot on Tuesday endorsed GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Perot, whose 1992 independent bid for the presidency captured close to 19 percent of the vote, praised Romney in an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, saying the GOP nominee would restrain the growth of government and “keep it from acting as a brake on economic growth.” The national debt has been a signature issue for the 82-year old Perot and his endorsement comes after an interview earlier this month where he declined to back a presidential candidate, accusing both candidates of doing little...