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  • Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz’s Cheap Gotcha on North Korea

    02/06/2016 8:15:19 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Saturday night's ABC News debate, co-moderator Martha Raddatz, a personal friend of Barack Obama's, asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) an incredibly dumb gotcha question premised on the idea that Cruz is some kind of war-monger, but only when he wants to be. Cruz was first about the news that, in violation of treaty, North Korea launched fired a long-range rocket Saturday. Cruz gave an impressive and detailed answer about North Korean threat that included legitimate criticism of President Clinton's mishandling of his failed nuclear deal. Raddatz then attacked: ...
  • After Iowa, Trump Showing off Effort to Win in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 10:01:44 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 144 replies
    "It's really about asking them whether they're going to get out and vote on Tuesday and whether they support Mr. Trump," McGough said. He said he had made 1,150 calls for Trump on Wednesday alone. Kevin Bray, 51, another volunteer, said he had driven more than 20 hours in the rain from Nixa, Missouri, after seeing the results in Iowa. "Iowa happened and I woke up really irritated," he said. "I said, you know, I want to make a difference." He said he arrived on Wednesday morning and told Trump's team to put him to work. In a back room...

    02/05/2016 3:48:41 PM PST · by txnativegop · 47 replies
    Feb. 5, 2016 | txnativegop
    The primary season has started. The top three candidates have been identified. I would pose the following question to all conservatives in this country. WHERE ARE THE SOLIDLY CONSERVATIVE, DOWN-TICKET CANDIDATES?
  • Trump cancels New Hampshire town hall, blames snow

    02/05/2016 2:33:52 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/5/16 | MJ Lee and Noah Gray
    So much for a new strategy. Donald Trump dramatically bulked up his campaign schedule in New Hampshire this week as he faced criticism that he doesn't do enough retail politics. But with a snowstorm barreling down on the state, the Trump campaign canceled a morning town hall in Londonderry -- his only campaign stop in the Granite State scheduled for Friday, just days out from Tuesday's primary contest. "Big storm in New Hampshire. Moved my event to Monday. Will be there next four days," Trump tweeted.
  • Trump Vs Trump

    02/05/2016 12:39:12 PM PST · by RichardMoore · 21 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Steven Cobert
    These days everyone wants a quick answer to the problems we face. maybe we should stop a minute and revisit this man who wants to be president, The Donald
  • Four Numbers that Suggest Trump Is Still the Favorite in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 1:32:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/04/2016 | Chris Deaton
    Donald Trump's days are numbered. Like so: -11, 4, 21, and 45,416. These four figures help explain why the favorite for the New Hampshire Republican primary hasn't been knocked from his perch just yet, despite the victory of Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses and the surge of Marco Rubio. An argument against Trump's frontrunner status is that Rubio has all the momentum from his strong Iowa finish, and that the real estate mogul no longer has the air of inevitability. ("He's not a machine! He's a man!") Both of those statements might be true. But so are these: Trump's...
  • Bush's final rally interrupted by 'seat fillers' demanding to be paid

    02/01/2016 2:52:25 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 63 replies
    USA Today | 02/01/2016 | Jason Noble
  • Despite its Best Efforts, the GOP was the Biggest Winner in Iowa Last Night [Turnout Unprecedented]

    02/02/2016 7:22:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Despite its best attempts to fail, the biggest winner of the Iowa Caucus last night was the GOP itself, which generated an unprecedented level of energy and engagement among voters in a critical swing state. That energy was generated thanks to a group of leading candidates who actually appealed to the GOP's grassroots voter base. Turnout was more than 186,000, more than 50 percent higher than any Iowa GOP Caucus in history, and 46 percent of those were first time caucus attendees. This despite the threat of an imminent snow storm. And this turnout boom can't be all chalked up...
  • Nobody Knows: The State of the Primaries and the Nation

    01/31/2016 11:21:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 31, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Largely because of the unconventional nature of the Trump campaign and the increasingly hard to ignore accounts of Hillary's email and Clinton Foundation pay-to-play wrongdoing, it is increasingly difficult to predict the outcome of this year's primaries. It seems to be an anything can happen year. As the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto observes: "The cultural authority of journalism rests not only on its practitioners' fealty to the facts but also their willingness and ability to recognize and respect the actually existing diversity of opinion in the population. In that regard (and for a variety of reasons), that authority has...
  • Donald Trump Rally South Point Las Vegas Nevada FULL SPEECH

    01/21/2016 3:28:11 PM PST · by GilGil · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/2016 | Donald Trump on Youtube
    In this speech Trump is on fire. He is off the charts. Why? He has just learned that an Emerson college poll has him at 33% and Cruz at 23%. Trump is explosive!!!! Little did Trump know during this rally that another poll had just come out by CNN/ORC has Trump at 37% to Cruz at 26%.
  • 'Cruz is going down':Donald Trump celebrates new Iowa poll (Trump 33%-Cruz 23%)

    01/21/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by GilGil · 210 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/21/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump got some great news Thursday afternoon in the form of a new CNN/ORC poll showing him pulling ahead in Iowa. That survey showed him leading his top rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), 37% to 26%, among likely Iowa caucus-goers. But the CNN poll was apparently too recent for Trump to tout at a Thursday rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. Instead, Trump boasted about his results in another recent Iowa poll, from Emerson College, that found him beating Cruz 33% to 23%.
  • Trump University Was A Scam, Say Former Students

    01/17/2016 10:18:51 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 60 replies
    Time ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | Ethan Wolff-Mann @ewolffmann
    People say they paid $35,000 for next to nothing. Do you remember Trump University? Probably not — it didn’t really catch on. And one big reason it didn’t catch on is because it was a total scam, say a slew of former students in complaints that were filed to the Federal Trade Commission and were recently unearthed by a Freedom of Information Act recently requested by Gizmodo. “For my $35,000+ all I got was books that I could have gotten from the library that could guide me better then Trump’s class did. I just want my $35,000+ money back. I...
  • A recession worse than 2008 is coming

    01/15/2016 2:08:01 PM PST · by GilGil · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/15/2016 | Michael Pento
    Most importantly, the average market drop during the peak to trough of the last 6 recessions has been 37 percent. That would take the S&P 500 down to 1,300; if this next recession were to be just of the average variety. But this one will be worse
  • 10 reasons that Goldman Sachs loan is a nightmare for Ted Cruz

    01/14/2016 9:22:14 PM PST · by GilGil · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    1. He is still indebted to Goldman. (“As for the Goldman Sachs loan, it remains outstanding, though the balance has been reduced to between $50,000 and $100,000.”) Goldman, among other things, employs hundreds of workers on H-1B visas. Cruz used to advocate a huge increase in the number of H-1B visas, without, of course, saying he was on the hook to Goldman. Now, of course, Cruz wants to end H-1B visas. Maybe he should have taken out a loan from a bank that employed more Americans. 2. He didn’t simply “forget” to file the disclosure; he made up a self-reverential...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Losing to Clinton and I am Beating Her

    01/14/2016 10:22:47 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | Ted Cruz
    In an interview after President Obama's State of the Union Address, Sen. Ted Cruz blamed Obama for the sailors that are being held by Iran and pushed back against Donald Trump's attacks.
  • Chris Wallace Full Interview Donald Trump Fox News Sunday

    01/14/2016 8:01:44 AM PST · by GilGil · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/10/2016 | Donald Trump by way of Youtube
    Chris Wallace confronted Donald Trump on Fox News Sunday this morning over whether he’s “trolling” Ted Cruz by making his citizenship an issue.
  • Donald Trump Responds To Nikki Haley Criticism | MSNBC

    01/14/2016 7:29:51 AM PST · by GilGil · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/13/2014 | Donald Trump via Youtube
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump joins Thomas Roberts to discuss the latest on his campaign, and the comments South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley made about his campaign.
  • COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Chuck Todd Interviews Donald Trump On "Meet The Press" (1/10/2016)

    01/13/2016 3:59:31 PM PST · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/10/2016 | Donald Trump
    This is really interesting from the point of view that Trump makes it clear he wants to win Iowa. He talks about his view on anchor babies and illegal immigration. He also goes into what is happening in China and that China is doing just fine. Todd asks Trump about how to deal with North Korea. Trump is very consistent from 6 months ago. Talks about the Muslim immigrants. A very interesting interview.
  • CSX CEO Admits "This Hasn't Happened Outside Of A Recession"

    01/13/2016 11:31:01 AM PST · by GilGil · 14 replies
    One of our favorite hypocritical CEOs spoke this morning to try and explain why his rail freight transportation company's stock is plunging. 11 months ago Michael Ward was adamant on CNBC that he has "not seen any changes," suggesting everything's fine down to $30-35 oil and "expected no impact on crude shipments." Today, he exclaims, the volume drop can be seen as "freight recession," warning that "there is pressure on markets not seen outside of a recession." He is right, of course, as we noted previously, the weakness in rails is entirely recessionary and is no longer limited to industrials...
  • US Small Caps Plunge To 30-Month Lows Into Bear Market

    01/13/2016 11:25:02 AM PST · by GilGil · 14 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/13/2016 | Tyler Durden
    The first week of July 2013 was the last time the Russell 2000 traded at these levels. That is 30 months of buy-and-hold for no return. Despite the constant clammer from "Small Cap fund managers" that they are the plaxce to be for protection against a soaring USD (since they are dominantly domestically focused), it seems the fact that small caps are much more sensitive to credit market conditions is the real reason and that market is carnaging.
  • Trump’s Trump Card: Blue-State Republicans; Reagan Democrats make him a force in the primaries

    01/13/2016 7:49:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Journal ^ | 01/13/2016 | Josh Kraushaar
    Even as Donald Trump holds commanding leads in presidential polling, I've maintained that an establishment candidate still has the inside track to winning the nomination. As my Cook Political Report colleague David Wasserman outlined, the rules of the game are designed to favor the success of more-moderate candidates. If Trump or Ted Cruz wins the early-state contests, the proportional rules of allocating delegates will prevent either from running up the score. And the winner-take all rules for many of the more moderate "blue" states on March 15 and beyond should favor a more pragmatic Republican down the stretch--at least on...
  • Presidential Primary Calendar Could Help Congressional Challengers

    01/12/2016 8:47:51 AM PST · by mrsmith
    Rollcall ^ | Jan. 11 2016 | Eli Yokley
    In more than a dozen states, House and Senate primary elections will happen on the same ballot with the presidential race - timing that could pose a challenge for incumbent candidates in intra-party battles. Presidential candidates such as New York City real estate mogul Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are hoping to lure new, anti-establishment voters to the polls, a change that would skew the kinds of voters candidates will face. "The S.E.C. states," said Midwest-based Republican consultant James Harris, using the nickname for the group of southern states that share the March 1 primary date, "will have...
  • Full Donald Trump and Wolf Blitzer Interview: Part 1

    01/12/2016 8:20:47 AM PST · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/06/2016 | Donald Trump
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer sat down with presidential candidate Donald Trump to discuss a wide range of topics from North Korea to Ted Cruz's citizenship.
  • Jeb Bush: 'I Love My Mother More Than My Dad'

    01/09/2016 6:44:34 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | 1/8/16 | Rachel Grumman Bender
    Bush clan members aren't fans of having their family dynamics psychoanalyzed - what the political family calls "put on the couch," like a therapy session, according to a recent New York Times article. But while speaking at a town hall-style event on Thursday in Londonderry, N.H., the 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush got people talking when, without being asked, he revealed that he loves his mother, Barbara, the most. "I get asked all the time: 'Well, are you like your brother? Are you like your dad?'" he said. "I know there's a real fascination about this. Let's just -...
  • The 'Average' Stock Is Already in a Bear Market

    01/07/2016 11:41:57 AM PST · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/7/2016 | Julie Verhage
    While the major equities indexes might not yet be in a bear market, that's not necessarily the case for the 'average' stock. The S&P 500 is down just over 7 percent from its May high, but the average stock in the larger S&P 1500 was down 24 percent from its high as of yesterday's close, according to new research from Bespoke Investment Group. A bear market is defined as a decline of 20 percent or more, meaning the average stock has already reached that threshold.
  • Fox News Keeps Megyn Kelly on Team for its Next GOP Debate

    01/06/2016 6:23:09 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/21/2015 | Greg Richter
    Fox News Channel will host its second GOP presidential debate on Jan. 28 — just three days before the Iowa caucuses — the network announced Monday. The moderators will be the same as in the first debate: Fox News anchors Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly.
  • Here are the states where Trump is strongest and weakest

    01/01/2016 10:51:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    America Thinker ^ | 01/01/2015 | Ed Straker
    The New York Times published the results of a study of 11,000 interviews with voters who call themselves Republican-leaning (but may not all be Republicans – more on that below).  They broke it down by congressional district to gauge the level of support for Donald Trump.  The purpose of their study seems to be to show that places where people do racist web searches correlated nearly perfectly with places where Trump has his strongest support (really!).  But let's ignore this wacko angle (unless we also want to see if Obama is most popular in places where blacks kill blacks)...
  • Kasich: We Need to Punch the Russians in the Nose

    12/18/2015 8:34:10 PM PST · by RC one · 118 replies
    the free beacon ^ | 12/15/15 | David Rutz
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich employed some colorful rhetoric on foreign policy during Tuesday night’s CNN debate, saying it was time the U.S. punched the Russians in the nose. Finally, Hugh, in regard to Syria, understand that Assad is an ally of Iran who wants to extend that Shii radicalism all the way across the Middle East, he said. He has to go. And for the Russians, frankly, it’s time that we punched the Russians in the nose. They’ve gotten away with too much in this world, and we need to stand up against them, not just there, but also in...
  • Did Goldman Just Do It Again?

    12/14/2015 11:21:29 AM PST · by GilGil · 26 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/14/2015 | Tyler Durden
    •High yield returned -1.53% over the week, with spreads widening by 23bps, driven by underperformance in energy-related markets. Bank loans returned -0.27% and European high yield returned -0.58%. •High yield funds experienced $398mn in inflows over the week, while loan funds saw $387mn in outflows. •High yield primary market activity increased over the week, with eight deals pricing for $4.1bn. Bank loan new issue volumes fell, with nine deals pricing for $2.3bn.
  • Is this 2012, or 2008?

    12/11/2015 11:14:53 AM PST · by GilGil · 9 replies
    MCOscillator.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Tom McClellan
    ...I am persuaded that the market in 2016 will follow the more bearish path. Here are the main reasons: 1. 2016 is a second term election year, and so investors will have to grapple with the certainty of an unknown new president. 2. We have already seen a RASI +500 failure for both the A-D and Volume RASIs, indicating that liquidity is weak. 3. The eurodollar COT leading indication calls for a down move into April 2016, and it does not show a final bottom until October 2016. 4. US federal tax receipts have already gone above the 18% threshold,...
  • What If Republicans Can’t Pick A Nominee Before Their Convention?

    12/11/2015 5:55:49 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    2016 Election 9:39 PM Dec 10, 2015 What If Republicans Can’t Pick A Nominee Before Their Convention? A FiveThirtyEight Chat A man dressed as Uncle Sam entertains the crowd at the 29th Republican National Convention in Miami in 1968. A man dressed as Uncle Sam entertains the crowd at the 29th Republican National Convention in Miami in 1968. Declan Haun / Chicago History Museum / Getty Images The Washington Post published a story late Thursday that started a heated argument in the FiveThirtyEight offices. So we’re doing an extra 2016 Slack chat this week! The transcript below has been lightly...
  • Why Trump will NOT be the GOP nominee

    12/10/2015 8:12:29 AM PST · by Teacher317 · 40 replies
    RNC dirty tricks | 12-10-2015 | Teacher317
    There are reasons why Donald Trump will NOT be the GOP nominee, and they have little to do with the will of the voters. (Disclaimer: I have been openly for Cruz, and continue to be so, but I have also openly admitted that if Cruz is not the GOP nominee, I will vote for Trump as GOP or 3rd Party... or else I write in Cruz.) The problem, not surprisingly, is the GOP and the RNC. Back in 2014, they quietly changed the rules for the GOP Primaries. The TEA Party was surging, and the GOPe didn't want actual grassroots...
  • Hilarious Video: Darth Trump

    12/09/2015 2:55:52 PM PST · by GilGil · 35 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 12/7/2015 | Auralnauts
    RUSH: Darth Vader killing people, running around giving orders, various takes, various cuts, edits from Star Wars with Trump as Darth Vader speaking -- it's actual sound bites of Trump talking about what he's gonna do to people, what he thinks about people. And it's hilarious. It is literally hilarious.
  • Jeb Bush’s Total Campaign Collapse Almost Certain

    12/09/2015 9:09:10 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 73 replies
    The Shark Tank ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    What does $33 million in TV and radio advertising buy a former top tier Republican presidential primary candidate? Nada. Back in July of this year, Bush as polling at the top of the filed of Republican presidential candidates with 17% support, but things began to change almost overnight. Blame Trump for that. When Jeb Bush saw his campaign begin to spiral down the proverbial political toilet, Team Bush and Right to Rise, the Super PAC backing his candidacy, began to spend big money to help stem the freefall in the polls he was enduring. $33 million later, Bush has just...
  • Latest New Hampshire Poll-- Trump 32--Rubio 14--Christie 9

    12/08/2015 4:03:55 PM PST · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Twitter/ ^ | 12/08/2015 | staff
    Trump is currently ripping the parties to pieces. Crushing the media and obliterating the candidates who simply do not have what it takes to get in the arena with him. This month Trump is on track to add another 500,000 subscribers. No candidate can keep up with this king of growth.
  • Trump: We Have to Profile, Track Terror Suspects, ‘Go After the Wives’

    12/06/2015 10:12:54 AM PST · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/6/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said while fighting radical Islam he would allow law enforcement to profile, track some Muslims suspected of terrorism and go after family members of actual terrorists. Referencing a neighbor who noticed a lot of activity in the garage of the San Bernardino shooter but did not report it for fear of being racist Trump said, “I think there can be profiling … something wrong with that group they saw what was happening, they didn’t want to call the police because they didn’t want to be profiling. I think that’s...
  • Rubio Rubio Preparing for a Cruz-Trump Collapse in the Polls

    12/06/2015 9:24:11 AM PST · by GilGil · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/6/2015 | Staff
    Trump remains the frontrunner nationally and in New Hampshire, but Rubio has surged into second, ahead of neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is fading, and fellow Senator Cruz, recent polls show.
  • Trump Does a Virtual Book Signing from Trump Towers

    12/03/2015 7:26:33 PM PST · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Donald Trump Live ^ | 12/3/2015 | Donald Trump
    Trump started doing a virtual book signing from Trump Towers at around 5:00 pm New York time tonight. This man is simply amazing. He is all over the place every day. It is hard to imagine he is 69. There are a lot of Trumpisms in this book signing interview. Worth the time. Very interesting! The interview starts at the 8 minute mark so speed up to 8 minutes. Awesome!
  • Trump Panic: Why GOP Leaders Fear an Electoral Wipeout

    12/03/2015 1:13:26 PM PST · by GilGil · 130 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Bloomberg
    The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin discusses why the thought of Donald Trump winning the GOP nomination worries Republican leaders on “With All Due Respect."
  • Bump For Trump As Carson Fades In Republican Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

    12/02/2015 8:33:13 AM PST · by GilGil · 38 replies
    Quinnipiac.edu ^ | 12/02/2015 | Quinnipiac
    Eleven months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump is the undisputed leader in the Republican field, as Dr. Ben Carson, in a virtual tie with Trump four weeks ago, drops to third place, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Trump gets 27 percent of Republican voters today, with 17 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, 16 percent each for Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and 5 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. No other candidate tops 3 percent, with 8 percent undecided.
  • Trump Holds Presser with Black Pastors After Meeting: ‘I Saw Love in That Room’

    11/30/2015 2:51:20 PM PST · by GilGil · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/30/2015 | Youtube
    If you look at the CNN videos of this 100 pastor meeting they are portraying it as a disaster. If you view the attached youtube video you get a very different impression a very favorable impression. This is uncensored. You really understand the lying media is trying to trash Trump.
  • Quotes of the day

    11/27/2015 6:30:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump… "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill…Robinson, who is not affiliated with any candidate, was scathing toward those GOP centrists who assert that Trump will be unable to translate his polling support into votes because of a weak ground game. "That is the wishful thinking of the establishment," he said. "That is what they tell themselves so they can sleep at night. The truth is, Trump has one of the better...
  • Poll: Carson [27%] edges Trump [23%] in Maryland (Jeb at 3%)

    11/25/2015 8:50:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    After a brief turn at the top of the Republican presidential field, Ben Carson has returned to second-place behind front-runner Donald Trump. Such is not the case in Maryland, however, where Carson spent nearly three decades as the lead neurosurgeon at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital. According to a University of Baltimore/Baltimore Sun poll released Tuesday evening, Carson tops the GOP field in Maryland with 27 percent support among likely Republican voters in the state. Trump, the outspoken billionaire who regained his edge in national and early primary state polls following the terror attacks in Paris, trails Carson by four percentage...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll

    11/22/2015 7:18:15 AM PST · by GilGil · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Running second is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 22 percent. Both figures...
  • Eating Our Own (Vanity)

    11/06/2015 6:16:40 AM PST · by refreshed · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/06/2015 | Refreshed
    It is unfortunate, but it always seems as if the Republicans strive much harder to wound fellow candidates for office than Democrats. I have also noticed this trend on FreeRepublic. Instead of waiting to see how things shake out and making a defense for our choice, there have been concerted efforts to make fools of candidates (and the posters that defend them) that do most things right, but might have an area or made a decision with which we disagree. Instead of discussions being based on ideology, mockery, derision and lampooning ensure our candidate is bleeding and vulnerable when it...
  • Jeb all in for illegal aliens in speech to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    09/22/2015 8:34:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 9/22/2015
    An invigorated Jeb Bush defied his partys lurch to the right over immigration on Monday with a passionate speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in which he called for a path to legal citizenship for undocumented migrants. Fresh from a presidential debate that saw him criticized for speaking Spanish, lacking energy and having a Mexican wife, the former Florida governor took the jibes from Donald Trump and appeared to feed off them before an audience of business leaders in Houston. Earned legal status is the dignified way, the practical way, the American way of solving the problem of 12...
  • Carely Fiorina SINGS About Her Lazy Dog 'Snickers'Carly Fiorina SINGS about her lazy dog 'Snickers',

    09/22/2015 5:09:17 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 26 replies
    Carly Fiorina SINGS about her lazy dog 'Snickers', compares Trump to Putin and insists 'a Muslim CAN be President of the USA' in charming appearance on Jimmy Fallon Fiorina compared fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin 'The two of them have a lot in common, actually,' she said Former Hewlett-Packard CEO has jumped to second-place behind Trump Also hit out at Ben Carson saying there wouldn't be a Muslim President 'I actually believe that people of faith make better leaders,' she said Finished the interview with a song about her 'lazy' dog, Snickers ...Fallon then asked whether Fiorina...
  • Bobby Jindal: Donald Trumps Never Read the Bible Because Hes Not in the Bible

    09/11/2015 7:59:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took a swing at GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during a speech Thursday at the National Press Club, labeling him a narcissist. Now you may have recently heard and seen that Donald Trump said that the Bible is his favorite book. Yet, when asked, he couldnt even name a specific or a single Bible verse that was important to him, that had an impact on him. Well do you know why? Well its clear, Donald Trumps never read the Bible. The reason we know hes never read the Bible, hes not...
  • Carson slams Trump's double-whammy immigration plan

    09/10/2015 10:26:29 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/10/15 | Eugene Scott and Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson joked Tuesday about the prospect of joining a Donald Trump ticket, but he split with his would-be running mate on his signature issue: immigration, saying that deporting 12 million undocumented immigrants is impractical. Carson made his first major break with Trump since the primary race began during an appearance at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. "It sounds really cool, you know, 'Let's just round them all up and send them back,'" Carson said. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail in terms of our legal system, the...
  • Jeb Bush suggests GOP primary voters hate compromise

    07/28/2015 8:15:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Greg Sargent
    The Jeb Bush experiment continues to be fascinating to watch. As you may recall, Bush said not long ago that a GOP presidential candidate needs to be prepared to lose the primary in order to win the general election implicitly suggesting that he will not fall victim to the dynamic that claimed Mitt Romney. Heres the latest example of Jeb Bush employing that strategy: He audaciously suggested that as a general matter, GOP primary voters are hostile to compromise. The New York Times reports on a Bush appearance in Orlando, Florida: We need men and women of good will...