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  • Donald Trump via Twitter: we are now at 1001 delegates

    04/29/2016 11:39:00 AM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/29/2016 | Donald Trump
    We are now at 1001 delegates. We will win on the first ballot and are not wasting time and effort on other ballots because the system is rigged!
  • NY Yankees Pres. Randy Levine: 'End of the Republican Party' If Trump Not Nominated

    04/28/2016 9:35:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/28/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    Randy Levine knows a thing or two about fair play — and the president of the New York Yankees baseball club tells Newsmax TV it will be three strikes and out for the Republican Party if it attempts to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. "I think if that happens it would really be the end of the Republican Party. You would have so many disenfranchised and disaffected voters out there that it would just be very, very hard to put it all back together," Levine said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "He by far has...
  • Moving Forward=> DONALD TRUMP Only Needs 43% of Remaining Delegates to Win Nomination

    04/28/2016 7:27:54 AM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After sweeping all five primaries that occurred Tuesday – Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania – Donald Trump has 987 delegates, Cruz has 562 with 622 remaining. Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated on Tuesday night. There are fewer delegates remaining than we originally projected because the delegates in Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota were allocated in corrupt voter-less elections. But our April 2nd projections for Trump and Cruz were very, very close. Trump was awarded another 40 Pennsylvania delegates on Wednesday which brings his total to 987. Donald Trump only needs 250 more delegates to secure the Republican nomination.
  • Donald Trump could amass most primary votes in GOP history

    04/28/2016 5:53:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/28/2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump will likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influential Smart Politics blog told The Post on Wednesday. After convincing victories in Tuesday’s primaries in five East Coast states, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign. And with the primaries ahead — including in populous states such as California, New Jersey and Indiana — the former “Apprentice” ­reality TV star should easily break the modern record of 10.8 million held by George W. Bush...
  • {vanity} For all the Trumpsters

    04/27/2016 10:27:56 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 549 replies
    self (vanity) | 04/27/16 | Neil E. Wright
    I have a message for all the Trumpsters. Your behavior and antics in the past couple of months, and the antics of your "savior", The Donald, have made my decision about who to vote for, and who NOT to vote for in November easy. If your guy is the nominee for the Republican Party, he WILL lose in November, and YOU WILL OWN IT. Because I will NEVER vote for that statist socialist, parasitic, steaming pile of obama. Now, I've been told that JimRob is banning anyone who states publicly that they will not vote for trump. So be it....
  • Eye-popping stat shows the extent of Donald Trump’s domination

    04/27/2016 3:06:13 PM PDT · by RC one · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/27/16 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump swept through all five Northeastern and mid-Atlantic voting states on Tuesday, in a show of dominance unprecedented in his campaign for president. The Manhattan billionaire and GOP frontrunner won every single county in play — 107 total among Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, and Connecticut. As a result, he won each of the 34 congressional districts in play. The East-Coast romp led to Trump pick up at least 110 delegates — more than 93% of the total in play. That total shattered even the rosiest projections of a successful night for Trump. MSNBC's Steve Kornacki projected that Trump...
  • And Then There Were Two (Candidates Trump & Hillary)

    04/27/2016 8:54:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 4/27/2016 | Scott Adams
    Hillary Clinton effectively sealed her nomination last night. And Donald Trump almost certainly did the same, winning five states by larger margins than the polls and the pundits expected. Why did Trump exceed expectations? Probably lots of small reasons added together. But I’ll call out a few from the field of persuasion. 1. Trump’s “lyin’ Ted” linguistic kill shot is working its magic. 2. The so-called “rigged” nomination process has energized voters against the establishment. (Calling the primary system “rigged” was one of Trump’s best persuasion moves of all time.) 3. Trump’s dominant win in New York state made him...
  • Poll: More than half say nominating process is 'rigged'

    04/27/2016 8:40:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    More than two-thirds of Americans want the presidential nomination processes to be changed and more than half say the systems are “rigged,” a new poll found. The Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that 51 percent of likely voters believe the primary system is “rigged” against some candidates. And 71 percent say parties should pick their presidential nominees with a direct vote, instead of using delegates. Twenty-seven percent said they did not understand how the primary process works, and 44 percent said they were unsure why delegates are involved at all. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders...
  • Trump Nears Nomination

    04/27/2016 8:28:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/27/2016 | Fred Barnes
    That his victories were not surprising is an indication of how Trump has taken command of the GOP race. Ted Cruz and John Kasich have become figures in his rear view mirror. The Cruz campaign, after winning in Wisconsin on April 5, has collapsed. Cruz is desperate. He now insists Trump can't beat Hillary Clinton. Only he can. This is not a convincing argument. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee," Trump said last night. "Absolutely." I think he's not quite there. If he wins in Indiana next week, he will be. And he's in a strong position to take the...
  • Trump may have won every county that voted Tuesday

    04/27/2016 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    A very classy, luxurious five-state landslide I suppose a #NeverTrumper can comfort himself with the notion that no one expected the five mid-Atlantic states that voted last night to be kind to the Cruz/Kasich alliance. But did anyone expect this? Trump easily defeated rivals John Kasich and Ted Cruz in all five states that held contests, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, with a margin of victory rivaling that of his home state of New York a week ago. He was on a path to winning the vote in every single county in each state.
  • Trump Nears Nomination

    04/27/2016 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 27, 2016 | Fred Barnes
    An hour before polls closed in five states last night, Our Principles PAC declared that Donald Trump would sweep all five primaries. No worry, the anti-Trump outfit said. "The path to the nomination does not hinge" on any of these outcomes.
  • Trump wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut; Clinton takes Md.

    04/26/2016 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, victories that continued the New York real estate mogul’s dominance in contests along the East Coast. Those projections were made by Edison Research as polls closed at 8 p.m., and they relied on exit polls. In Maryland, the Associated Press projected Trump and Hillary Clinton as winners, even though a few polling places in West Baltimore will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • Trump, Cruz, Kasich, Clinton, Sanders: Analyzing Tuesday’s Results

    04/26/2016 4:46:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    Gingrich Productions ^ | 4/26/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    If this Tuesday is as good as last Tuesday for Trump, it is hard to see how he can be stopped. Coming out of two consecutive Tuesdays with overwhelming victories, Trump will be able to make three powerful arguments. First, he is simply going to have the delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot at GOP convention, so all the maneuvering over delegate selection and efforts to put in chameleon delegates who are bound to Trump but are really for another candidate will be irrelevant. Second, no one else is consolidating votes as the alternative. The gap between...
  • ** Live Tuesday 4/26 Election Thread (PA, CT, RI, MD, and DE) **

    04/26/2016 8:30:26 AM PDT · by tatown · 369 replies
    tatown | 4/26/16 | tatown
    Connecticut 28 (P) Closed Delaware 16 (WTA) Closed Maryland 38 (WTA) Closed Pennsylvania 71 (P) Closed Rhode Island 19 (P) Mixed (P) = Proportional, (WTA) = Winner Take All
  • Leverage – Megyn Kelly Announces Planned Interview With Donald Trump….

    04/26/2016 12:13:28 PM PDT · by GilGil · 56 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/2016 | Sundance
    Trump is positioned quite brilliantly in this current scenario. Since Kelly went to Trump Tower two weeks ago she has not used her broadcast the same way. You can be guaranteed something along the lines of “I’ll wait and see what you do” was the parting essence behind the words of Donald Trump toward Ms. Kelly. Kelly needs Trump far more than Trump needs Kelly. Trump holds the leverage. And now he’s guaranteed at least three more weeks, important weeks, during this election cycle when Megyn Kelly wouldn’t dare attack or disparage him – lest she fear he back out...
  • No, The Primary System Is Not Rigged

    04/26/2016 10:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | George W. Ford
    For the past month, a media narrative has taken hold that something must be done to reform, simplify, streamline, and democratize the delegate selection system of the Republican presidential nomination process. Is our GOP presidential primary system rigged, meaning it is corrupt because it favors the establishment? Is it convoluted, arbitrary, arcane...and too often "voteless"? Is it wrong to allow "Trojan horse" delegates to change their vote on the second ballot of the national convention? Why do we have a separate election for delegates after we vote for candidates? The system is not rigged, convoluted, arbitrary, arcane, or voteless. It...
  • (Trump's) The Unfavorability Illusion

    04/26/2016 8:35:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 4/26/2016 | Scott Adams
    Your brain has not yet compared Trump (alone) to Clinton (alone). You have only compared conflated concepts of a Clinton/Sanders creature to a Trump/Cruz/Kasich/Romney/Ryan creature. You think that isn’t happening in YOUR head, but it is. That’s how all of us are wired. We don’t compartmentalize as well as we think. When the race gets down to a clean Trump versus Clinton contest, and people realize there are no other options, the comparison changes. Trump wins the matchup against “crooked Hillary” with ease, based on skill, not policies. You haven’t even imagined that contest yet. Your brain won’t let you....
  • Cru-sich Alliance Backfires=> Indiana Voters Dump Cruz for Donald Trump (VIDEO)

    04/26/2016 7:49:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Unfortunately, the Cru-sich alliance backfired. MSNBC reporter Tony Dokoupil found that all of the Kasich voters he spoke with in Indiana had voted for Trump today.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Trump Is the Nominee… Cruz-Kasich Backroom Deal is Devastating (Video)

    04/26/2016 6:49:41 AM PDT · by GilGil · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy Giuliani: My thought is that Trump is the nominee. I supported him before. I support him now. I fully endorse him 100% and I urge other Republicans to get behind him. We may have preferred somebody else but he is going to be the candidate. And now we have to do the best we can to make sure we defeat Hillary Clinton. The fact that Cruz and Kasich had to get together in this backroom deal, is devastating. The American people on both the Republican side and Democratic side are telling us something. They’re telling us they don’t like...
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • Donald Trump to return to Indiana Wednesday, will be joined by former IU coach Bob Knight

    04/25/2016 2:50:35 PM PDT · by GilGil · 40 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 4/25/2016 | Matt Adams
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Donald Trump will return to the Hoosier State this week ahead of the Indiana primary. Trump will speak at Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday. He’ll be joined be a special guest, former IU basketball coach Bob Knight.
  • Americans Overwhelmingly Engaged in 2016 Election (Trump Hillary even)

    04/25/2016 11:50:13 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Media Relations ^ | 4/25/2016 | John Shevrin
    In a head-to-head matchup of each party’s frontrunner, Mrs. Clinton leads Mr. Trump by only 3 percentage points nationally (46 to 43; 11 percent undecided). Comparatively, Mr. Sanders fares slightly better against Mr. Trump (51/40/10). “The Republican Party has a strongly favorable political environment for winning the White House,” said pollster Ed Goeas, president and CEO of The Tarrance Group. “If a mainstream Republican candidate were the presumptive nominee, the GOP would likely be in a strong position for a lot of wins, top to bottom, in November. “
  • Donald Trump Will Be “Very, Very Tough Candidate to Face in General Election” (VIDEO)

    04/25/2016 8:22:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have already turned their sights to each other. You heard that after New York last Tuesday night. You’ll hear it again tomorrow night… I’ve consistently said throughout the analysis of this race that I would not want to run against Donald Trump because I think he’s the most dangerous candidate. Give me Ted Cruz, give me John Kasich, give me any of the vanquished they’re traditional politicians, easy to beat. And, Ted Cruz, in particular, way outside the mainstream. Donald Trump, when you look from what he said the other day about the gender bill...
  • Pathetic – Ted Cruz and John Kasich Announce Joint “Never Voters Campaign” To Stop Donald Trump…

    04/25/2016 6:14:50 AM PDT · by GilGil · 111 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/2016 | Sundance
    As a direct consequence of the growing support for candidate Trump, and with looming electoral defeat on the horizon, the Ted Cruz campaign now places all its “never voter” efforts on stopping Donald Trump from winning Indiana. However, Donald Trump is also polling ahead of Cruz in Indiana – so the Cruz campaign approach throws a Hail-Mary. In an effort to improve fleeting chances, Team Cruz has struck a deal with the Kasich campaign. Team Kasich is to pull out of Indiana, and Team Cruz will give them free reign in New Mexico and Oregon.
  • The Grandest Usurpation – Obama and Angela Merkel Talk Trade and Immigration… ($500 trillion)

    04/24/2016 4:33:28 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/24/2016 | Sundance
    Global trade is approximately $75 trillion annually. However, the Wall Street derivatives market, which are essentially bets placed within this entire financial construct, now account for more than $500 trillion. $500,000,000,000,000.00 Let that number, $500 trillion, sink in….. Seriously, just pause and think about how much is currently being bet (the derivatives market) on these grand deals. When you begin to fathom the scope, you begin to see the stakes in this 2016 presidential race.
  • Here's Donald Trump's path to the magic number he needs to win the GOP nomination

    04/24/2016 7:29:58 AM PDT · by GilGil · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/20/2016 | Allan Smith
    ALBANY — The head investigator for the state Board of Elections probed the 2014 fundraising efforts by Mayor de Blasio and his team on behalf of the Senate Democrats and found enough “willful and flagrant” violations to warrant a criminal referral to the Manhattan DA’s office. The Daily News obtained a bombshell memo state Board of Elections Chief Enforcement Officer Risa Sugarman sent to the board’s four commissioners on Jan. 4 recommending the referral. “I have determined that reasonable cause exists to believe a violation warranting criminal prosecution has taken place,” Sugarman wrote. “The violations discovered by this investigation can...
  • De Blasio gamed donation limits, hid names: Board of Elections

    04/23/2016 6:16:15 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    Daily News ^ | 4/22/2016 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — The head investigator for the state Board of Elections probed the 2014 fundraising efforts by Mayor de Blasio and his team on behalf of the Senate Democrats and found enough “willful and flagrant” violations to warrant a criminal referral to the Manhattan DA’s office. The Daily News obtained a bombshell memo state Board of Elections Chief Enforcement Officer Risa Sugarman sent to the board’s four commissioners on Jan. 4 recommending the referral. “I have determined that reasonable cause exists to believe a violation warranting criminal prosecution has taken place,” Sugarman wrote. “The violations discovered by this investigation can...
  • California Primary — Fox News: Trump 49, Cruz 22, Kasich 20 (Trump up 27pts)

    04/22/2016 6:51:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/2016 | Joel Pollak
    A new Fox News poll of likely California primary voters released late Friday shows Donald Trump leading the Republican field with with 49%, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) a distant second at 22%, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 20%.
  • Trump After New York: the Presumptive Nominee

    04/22/2016 11:34:11 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/22/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    The scale of Donald Trump’s victory in New York turned him from frontrunner into presumptive Republican nominee. Trump is correct in asserting that a manipulated nomination defying the popular vote would be anathema to the Republican base. It would make Cleveland and the fall campaign chaotic and unmanageable. Second, Trump is probably going to win the nomination on the first ballot. Take a clear-eyed look at the numbers. After New York, Trump has 845 delegates. Cruz has 559, and Kasich has 147. So Trump is 139 delegates ahead of the other two combined. He is almost 300 delegates ahead of...
  • Project Veritas Produces Video of New York Sketchy Voting… (rampant voter fraud)

    04/22/2016 11:16:25 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Conservatove Treehouse ^ | 4/22/2016 | Sundance
    Project Veritas, via James O’Keefe, drove through Brooklyn New York investigating voter irregularities during the Tuesday primary. In this video, undercover videographers expose voter fraud and corruption on New York’s primary day. In the video, an election official most likely commits a felony by advising a journalist on how to vote outside of her district. The video also shows how chaotic polling locations across New York were on election day.
  • Rubio Says He Will Support Trump If He’s Nominee

    04/22/2016 9:01:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/22/2016 | Jim Hoft
    It’s clear who GOP voters want as their nominee. Senator Rubio said today he will endorse Donald Trump if he is the nominee. As Bill Mitchell suggested – This is not something he’d say if he’s going to endorse Ted Cruz.
  • Donald Trump’s embarrassing third-place finish in NY

    04/21/2016 8:57:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    Donald Trump might have rolled to 60 percent of the Republican vote in New York Tuesday night, but he came in a distant third in the big scheme of things nonetheless. Keep in mind, this is the candidate and the campaign that constantly pout about one-man one-vote and popular vote totals. They threaten to both call the lawyers about this concept and to riot in Cleveland over this. Thus, by Trump's own standards, Trump got thrashed in New York. Both Hillary and Bernie Sanders destroyed Trump in raw vote totals. I'm not saying Trump didn't win the N.Y. Republican primary...
  • Republican debate ten dollar bill [today $20 announced as changed]

    04/20/2016 1:13:38 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 36 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel White
    Moderators finished the Republican debate Wednesday by asking the candidates which woman they would put on the $10 bill. Here’s how each of them responded: Rand Paul: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony, suffragist Mike Huckabee: His wife, Janet Marco Rubio: Civil rights activist Rosa Parks Ted Cruz: Put Rosa Parks on the $20 bill and keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 Ben Carson: His mother, Sonya Donald Trump: Rosa Parks
  • Human Ego Stands in the Way of Saving America

    04/20/2016 9:57:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Pressa ^ | 04/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    Back-biting trolls out to destroy either candidate and their camps, while tearing apart conservative media, are eating us all alive Ego (gargantuan), political human ego, stands in the way of saving America. It was ego that hanged noble America in 2008, when a man whose unstoppable ego to take down America far surpassed any intent of serving the people who elected him. If anything that should have been learned in the interminably long past eight years, it should have been to beware of oversized, leaning toward crazed ego.
  • As Expected, New York's Primary Is Already A Pathetic Mess

    04/19/2016 12:56:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/19/2016 | Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    Last week, I wrote a post titled, Hillary Clinton Will Win New York, Because New York is Running a Banana Republic Primary. Here’s an excerpt: Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ll know that New Yorkers go to the primary voting booths on April 19th. Unfortunately, only a small sliver of the population will actually be able to vote. First, it’s a closed primary, so you have to be registered as a member of one of the two corrupt political parties in order to participate. As the Guardian recently reported, 27% of New York state’s active voters were not registered in either party...
  • Donald Trump is a visionary with talents our country needs

    04/18/2016 1:37:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 41 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | 4/18/2016 | Jason Dov Greenblatt
    I am executive vice president and chief legal officer of The Trump Organization. I have been working with Donald Trump for over 19 years. I am an observant, committed Jew. What comes to my mind when I think of Donald Trump? Inspiration. He inspires people of all kinds to work hard and do their best. He inspires people to dream and fosters an environment where people can advance their dreams. He will not take no for an answer, and he crafts creative solutions to problems. Loyalty. Many of his employees have worked for him for 20 to 30 years or...
  • Mitt Romney's Niece to Be Trump Delegate, Risks Losing Family Fortune

    04/18/2016 1:22:14 PM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/18/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    In a stamp of approval that likely has Mitt Romney gnashing his teeth, his niece has declared her support for Donald Trump. And Ronna Romney McDaniel, appearing on Fox News' "The Kelly File," said she's sure her uncle won't take the news litely. What's more, McDaniel joked, she wouldn't be surprised if she's cut out of the family fortune for supporting a candidate the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee labelled a "con man" and a "fake." McDaniel, who serves as chair of the Michigan Republican Party, told Megyn Kelly that as a GOP delegate in The Wolverine...
  • How to Scrub Hillary from the Presidential Picture

    04/18/2016 8:07:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Judi McLeod
    Internet warriors should keep even a little perspective uppermost in their minds It’s not going to be the proverbial long, hot summer, but a downright sizzling one where rationale keeps getting singed. People will be figuratively pulling at each other’s hair all summer long in trying to force their non-figurative opinions on family, friends and neighbours, friends of both the real and Facebook kind. Special: Dr. Oz Shocked After Barb Walters Reveals Her Anti-Wrinkle Secret There’s been a debilitating polarization in America ever since Barack Hussein Obama came strutting into the White House after the ‘Haves’ threw in with the...
  • It’s On! Hillary Clinton Responds to Donald Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” Nickname (VIDEO)

    04/17/2016 1:58:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/17/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday Donald Trump tried out his new nickname for Democrat Hillary Clinton – “Crooked Hillary.” This morning Hillary Clinton responded to Trump’s new nickname. “I don’t respond to Donald Trump and his string of insults about me. I can take care of myself. I look forward to running against him if he turns out to be the Republican nominee if I am the Democratic nominee… He can say whatever he wants to about me. I could care less.”
  • How Trump Can Lock up GOP Nomination Before the Convention

    04/16/2016 10:11:47 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 27 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 16, 2016 | stephen ohlemacher
    To all the political junkies yearning for a contested Republican convention this summer: not so fast. It's still possible for Donald Trump to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries on June 7. His path is narrow and perilous. But it's plausible and starts with a big victory Tuesday in his home state New York primary.
  • Let's Settle This: Debate Suggested Over GOP Primary, Caucus & Convention System and Rules

    04/15/2016 9:46:00 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 89 replies
    Self ^ | 15 April 2016 | AmericanInTokyo
    "To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect." -- Lu Xun Donald Trump and his campaign generals have lodged serious allegations and complaints about the 2016 Republican Party rules governing the election of delegates to the National Convention via primaries, caucuses, county/local and state conventions or a combination of these. Words such as "rigged", "fixed", "corrupt" and "broken" have been thrown at the party on state levels in the aftermath of delegates allegedly being 'poached' from the Trump Camp by the Cruz Camp, with the conspiratorial assistance...
  • The GOP Has Two Fevers That Need to Break

    04/13/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by CapitalistCrusader · 21 replies
    Real Clear Poltics ^ | April 12, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    WASHINGTON -- Some Trump-obsessed, hysterical nitwits have overstated the case that the Republican Party may be on the verge of self-annihilation. "If Trump were the nominee," said one, "the GOP would cease to be." That quote would be mine. The mood of the moment (not to mention the rhythm of the sentence) was irresistible. But the Republican Party would probably not disintegrate if either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz were its nominee. The reality is both less dramatic and (for those who wish the GOP well) more tragic.
  • Paul Manafort Interviewed By Sean Hannity – Topic: Pending Primaries and Delegate Math (video)…

    04/13/2016 7:34:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/13/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump’s delegate and convention manager, Paul Manafort, interviewed by Sean Hannity last night.
  • Donald Trump and the American Primary Process

    04/12/2016 6:13:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | John F. Di Leo
    You may remember a silly little youth comedy from the 1980s entitled “Real Genius,” in which the minor character Lazlo Hollyfeld has put his mathematical mind to work and decided to enter “the Frito-Lay Sweepstakes – No purchase necessary, enter as often as you want.” So he entered 1,650,000 times. “I should win 32.6% of the prizes,” he added, “including the car.” When Chris Knight, star pupil, commented, “That kind of takes the fun out of it, doesn’t it?”… Lazlo shrugged and replied “They set up the rules.” I have always wondered if I was alone in my anger when...
  • By the Numbers=> Donald Trump’s Victory in New York Will Be Beginning of the End for Ted Cruz

    04/10/2016 8:01:25 AM PDT · by GilGil · 191 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/9/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After the New York primary, based on today’s numbers and polling data, Trump will have a nearly 5 to 1 ratio over Cruz in primaries. Trump will have 150% of the number of delegates as Ted Cruz. He will have amassed nearly 150% of the number of votes as Cruz. With the following week having primaries in five more East Coast states, it will be time for Cruz to begin his exit strategy. Cruz will be unable to win the Republican nomination outright after April 26th. He will need more delegates than are available and Trump will have a nearly...
  • There is no New York presidential primary [It has 28 separate primaries]

    04/08/2016 7:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2016 | Rosslynn Smith
    The New York primary is rather 28 separate primaries, as 81 of the delegates will be distributed on the basis of results in the state's 27 congressional districts and 14 will distributed at large based on the statewide results. It takes winning over 50% of the vote to be allocated all three delegates from a district. If the winner has a mere plurality, the delegates are allocated proportionally. These 27 districts include urban minority enclaves, affluent suburbs, small cities, and vast stretches of rural areas. Another crucial factor is that New York is closed primary: not only can't independents participate...
  • Trump Flat Out Says Cruz ‘Illegally’ Coordinated With Super PACs, Violating Election Law

    04/06/2016 8:10:55 AM PDT · by RideForever · 137 replies
    Law Newz ^ | April 6, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    In his, shall we say, ‘defeat’ statement following his Wisconsin loss, Donald Trump leveled some pretty heavy accusations at his opponent, Ted Cruz. This time, he’s accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of flat-out violating election law. ... According to opensecrets.org, there are 12 pro-Ted Cruz super PACs (independent-expenditure only committees) that have raised millions of dollars. A group called Keep The Promise III has raised the most funds at over $16.5 million. However, to date, we have no evidence that Cruz openly coordinated with these groups, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. The rules on what counts as coordination...
  • Wisconsin Post Election Night Debrief…

    04/06/2016 7:48:49 AM PDT · by Bratch · 65 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 6, 2016 | sundance
    Great job Wisconsin.  All the campaign staff and volunteers should be proud of their accomplishments.  Team Trump winning 44 counties in the state, and Team Cruz winning 24 counties in the state.  [*There was one tie] Congratulations Team Cruz on the overall victory with 48% of popular vote. First, The Math: Going into last night the Delegate race was: Donald Trump 752 delegatesTed Cruz 469 delegatesTrump ahead by 283 delegates Last night Team Cruz won 36 and Team Trump won 6.  So, after last night: Donald Trump 758 delegatesTed Cruz 505 delegatesTrump ahead by 253 delegates There are 769 Delegates remaining in the...
  • Comprehensive GrabGate Debunked (Video- Michelle Fields ambulance chasing)…

    04/02/2016 8:20:51 AM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    Nservative Treehouse ^ | 4/2/2016 | Sundance
    For those who are deep in the weeds on the Michelle Fields nonsense, here’s a video which essentially takes all of the various angles, video’s, audio’s, and puts them together to show how ridiculous her claims were/are. Even if you haven’t kept up with all the column inches dedicated to this insufferably silly story, this video cuts through the chaff and hits the essential point – It’s much ado about nothing. Moonbattery
  • Hannity Says He’s Been Unable to Book Hour Special With Cruz for Last 10 Days

    04/01/2016 7:33:09 AM PDT · by GilGil · 114 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/1/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A spokesperson for the Cruz campaign did note that the senator was on Hannity’s program Monday. That interview lasted about 12 minutes. However, before that interview aired, Cruz raid response director Brian Phillips suggested it might have been the candidate’s last appearance on the show... “How many hours of free media does CNN and Fox and every other station — you let him call in. And for a year he got $2 billion in free media,” Cruz said at the time. “We’ve asked you for interviews pretty much every day and you’ve declined every offer on my program,” Cooper shot...