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  • Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire [2016]

    02/07/2016 9:08:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    YouTube ^ | 6 February 2016 | ABC
    Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy05YNltIbg Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYbiREQh-bM Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnvEi6dlThE Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTowYUecZjA
  • Freep a Poll! (who won the debate?)

    02/07/2016 6:15:24 AM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 2-7-16 | Headline of the Day
    Who won the February 6, 2016 Republican debate? Jeb Bush Ben Carson Chris Christie Ted Cruz I don't know John Kasich Marco Rubio Donald Trump
  • We Join Ken Cuccinelli In Asking Rand Paul Supporters To Vote For Ted Cruz

    02/05/2016 8:44:01 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 32 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/5/2016 | CHQ Staff
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli has issued an appeal to Rand Paul supporters to vote for Ted Cruz now that Senator Paul is out of the race for president, and it is an appeal that we wholeheartedly endorse and invite our liberty-minded friends to accept. As Cuccinelli noted in a letter to Senator Paul’s supporters, “Rand has been the most passionate defender of civil liberties and personal privacy – not just in the U.S. Senate, but anywhere in government today.” Ted Cruz and Rand PaulWe agree. Cuccinelli went on to respectfully suggest that when it comes to protecting...
  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 2:08:17 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 58 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | February 4, 2016 | Steve Deace
    I know there are some of you who are willing to do what it takes to win but you want to make sure you do so with character and integrity. There’s a line you don’t want to cross. You are fine going up to that line and doing whatever you can that is within bounds but you don’t want to cross that line and I am totally with you on that. I am going to walk you through this faux outrage story regarding Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. I’m going to walk you through a timeline but before I do,...
  • Establishment Panic! Trump Can Win Illinois

    02/03/2016 7:53:28 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 23 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2016 | T. Carter
    Unlike his GOP opponents, Trump stands apart from the traditional establishmentarians on the right. On the Democratic side, Sanders and Clinton compete to out-talk one another with the exact same catchphrases and fictitious dramas about income inequality, gun violence, sexism and racism. On the Republican side, all the candidates talk big on amnesty and illegal immigration after they've all spent years supporting it. They all talk about the grassroots after taking million dollar checks from the right-wing donor class and Wall Street. They all blur together. Among them, only one candidate stands out. While the two Democratic front-runners and all...
  • Santorum Drops Out, Teases Presidential Endorsement

    02/03/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 140 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-3-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sources told CNN Wednesday that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. "Another GOP departure: CNN has learned @RickSantorum will exit race tonight. Plans endorsement." -- John King (@JohnKingCNN) February 3, 2016 The former Pennsylvania senator's exit comes close on the heels of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 's Wednesday announcement.
  • Trump: Ted Cruz stole the election in Iowa so we should have a do-over

    02/03/2016 12:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So, looks like I got another prediction wrong. I wrote back in December that if and when Trump lost, he would claim that the vote was rigged. Incorrect. As it turns out, he ended up claiming that Cruz cheated. This is the single dumbest thing he’s done since he got into the race, including his decision to skip the Fox debate — which even he thinks might have hurt him. Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!— Donald J....
  • Veterans slam Sarah Palin for saying son's domestic abuse arrest result of PTSD

    02/03/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by Virtuoso80 · 68 replies
    Veterans have come out against Sarah Palin after she said in a speech on Wednesday that PTSD caused her son Track’s alleged domestic abuse ‘As a combat vet, EXTREMELY disgusted by #SarahPalin blaming PTSD 4 domestic abuse,’ wrote one man on Twitter Another said: ‘Speaking as a combat vet who literally slept in the same barracks as Track Palin, his mother is wrong and her son is not a victim’ Paul Rieckhoff, who heads Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, also criticized Palin for blaming the incident on President Obama Brandon Friedman, former digital media director for the Department of...
  • Rand Paul Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2016, 8:59 AM ET | MERIDITH MCGRAW
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he is suspending his 2016 campaign for president. "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty." Paul finished fifth in Monday's Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote -- behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson. ·
  • GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul suspends campaign: Report

    02/03/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by gwjack · 66 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | CNBC.com staff
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • How Ted Cruz won the Iowa Caucus

    02/03/2016 4:09:47 AM PST · by Marcus · 9 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    An old saying exists in military science that says the amateurs study tactics, whereas professionals study logistics. The equivalent in politics is that amateurs study rhetoric while professionals study turnout. Because Ted Cruz had become the master of the latter, he won the Iowa Caucuses when most of the pundits had concluded that Donald Trump was going to edge out the senator from Texas.
  • Hollywood Gloats Over Trump's Second-Place Finish In Iowa

    02/02/2016 1:08:00 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Hollywood was falling all over itself to see who could come up with the best joke on Twitter when Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump placed second behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the Iowa caucuses Monday night.
  • Marco Rubio's November Electability Problem

    02/02/2016 11:10:55 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    There hasn’t been this much excitement in the luxury boxes since the 1991 Kentucky Derby when Mane Minister showed at 87-1. Marco Rubio’s expected third-place showing set off a frenzy of spin and sly promotion in the commentary class. The conventional wisdom is that Rubio is the more electable Republican in November as compared to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. The conventional wisdom is wrong, just as it was in 2012 and 2008. Marco Rubio has two significant problems that render him a problematic November candidate. The first is his record on the most important issue of the year. The...
  • Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    02/01/2016 1:36:07 AM PST · by JediJones · 74 replies
    The JediJones Universe ^ | 1/31/2016 | JediJones
    Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President
  • TPP Citizens Fund Proudly Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    01/30/2016 8:11:01 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | Jan 30, 2016 | TPP Staff
    WHY WE ENDORSED Endorsing a candidate for President is a serious thing, and, done properly, should be the result of extensive research and reflection. Making an endorsement on behalf of a large national organization that represents millions of supporters is an even more sensitive endeavor. Consequently, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, as a result of extensive polling and discussions with our Coordinators and supporters across the nation, enthusiastically endorses Senator Ted Cruz for President of the United States. WHY WE ENDORSED Endorsing a candidate for President is a serious thing, and, done properly, should be the result of extensive research...

    01/29/2016 6:23:27 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 78 replies
    World New Daily ^ | Published: 1 day ago | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria. Baited, taunted, mocked by Fox News, Donald Trump told Roger Ailes what he could do with his Iowa debate, and marched off to host a Thursday night rally for veterans at the same time in Des Moines. Message: I speak for the silent majority, Roger, not you, not Megyn Kelly, not Fox News. Diss me, and I will do fine without Fox. And so the civil-sectarian war on the right widens and deepens.
  • Could a Wealthy Candidate Buy Endorsements and Support

    01/29/2016 12:33:10 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/27/2016 | J. Christian Adams
    One of the interesting assumptions infecting this election season is that a self-funded wealthy candidate is less likely to make corrupt deals. If a candidate doesn't solicit money from the public (which, by the way, every candidate for president does), so the story goes, he won't be beholden to do favors. But what if a candidate had a ready reserve of millions? Could that candidate buy off media outlets, public figures and educational institutions? Answer: probably, if he knows how to do the deal. Expenditures on behalf of a campaign, of course, must be reported to the Federal Election Commission....
  • Another View -- Michael Reagan: Trump is no Reagan Republican

    01/27/2016 5:29:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Mr. Trump, I knew Ronald Reagan. And you’re no Ronald Reagan! Of course, I am stealing that line — with a twist. Donald Trump shouldn’t mind. He’s been stealing my dad for his own purposes. Trump frequently invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to defend his sudden, 180-degree switch from being a life-long, pro-Clinton Democrat to a Reagan Republican. Both men did make a switch, but almost all the similarities between the two end there. Ronald Reagan’s odyssey from Hollywood liberal to conservative backer took place over almost two decades. Starting with his 1964 “Time for Choosing” speech that galvanized Americans for...
  • Trump’s Bread and Circuses … For the Elites

    01/27/2016 2:27:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    With less than a week to Iowa’s caucus, Donald Trump has convinced enough elected officials, insiders, and lobbyists to prefer him to Sen. Ted Cruz. A field of economics known as “public choice” explains why: Trump threatens their interests less than Cruz. Trump is the candidate of bread and circuses. His rallies feature immense crowds that show up to hear him insult, gloat, boast, growl, bark. Trump is spectacle by design. His campaign operation compares favorably to the French philosophy behind professional wrestling. The wealthy reality TV star rents movie theaters and entertains fans with a combination of ego and...
  • Cruz-Hating Republicans Need a Reality Check

    01/27/2016 11:03:11 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 66 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. This sound aphorism may have a less pithy political corollary: Never attribute to strategy what can be explained by emotion. Only this truth can help us understand why Republican officials have started saying they prefer Donald Trump to Senator Ted Cruz as their presidential nominee. Congressional Republicans would supposedly come out ahead with Trump because he would be a stronger nominee and a more cooperative president. These arguments are so weak that they can be understood only as rationalizations for a passionate hatred of Cruz felt by Republicans...
  • America's Ruling Class vs. All

    01/25/2016 3:24:02 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 8 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 01/24/2016 | Nick Short
    Sitting back and observing the current civil war happening within the Republican party should come as no surprise to anyone who resides outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. Pundits, thinkers, writers, and radio hosts who I once admired, have now lost credibility as they have bestowed upon themselves the bastion of what is and isn’t “true conservatism”. Yet, while the civil war wages within the party, the party itself does a disservice to this nation for fighting the wrong battle at the wrong time as the war for the heart of this country wages on. To myself, this has always...
  • Thelma and Louise Endorse Trump

    01/25/2016 6:47:38 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 96 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/25/2016 | David Catron
    Four years ago, I called the GOP the Thelma and Louise Party because its primary voters were determined to nominate a presidential candidate who could not possibly win the general election. The weirdest thing about Romney’s doomed candidacy was the support he received from people like Ann Coulter, who had spent years vehemently denouncing such transparent RINOs. This year, Coulter supports another RINO who cannot win: Donald Trump. Now, Sarah Palin has endorsed this sure loser. Coulter and Palin have thus become the Thelma and Louise of the Republican Party. Will GOP voters let them drive their party off the...
  • Trump Spokesman Flat out Lies about Trump’s Own Words

    01/23/2016 11:15:46 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 133 replies
    Redstate ^ | Leon H. Wolf
    Life as a Trump spokesperson has got to be a degrading existence. Your job, essentially, is to defend every public utterance of a guy who changes positions every half hour, but refuses to ever admit that he has ever been wrong. As the Right Scoop notes, part of the job description of being a Trump spokesman is literally believing that Donald Trump has never been wrong, even when Donald Trump disagrees with previous things Donald Trump has said. Supporters of other candidates do not have to do this. Rubio's supporters don't have to say that Rubio was never involved in...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Can we cut out the Cruz/Trump war please?

    01/21/2016 1:24:29 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 267 replies
    Self | 1/21/2016 | Self
    Everyone step back a second and take a breath.
  • The GOPe Wants You To Crawl Back Under a Rock

    01/21/2016 11:29:29 AM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 20, 2016 | Breitbart TV
    Without getting into the odious profanity that Rick Wilson spewed the other night that has rightly been excised from the pages of Free Republic, he said something else that I think bears repeating, because it encapsulates the incredible disdain and hatred that the GOP consultant class feels towards the Republican base. "[The people who] think Donald Trump is the greatest thing, oh, it`s something . . . They`re not real and political players. These are not people who matter in the overall course of humanity."
  • GOP conservatives, populists suddenly in fierce battle

    01/20/2016 11:16:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    Movement conservatives and self-styled Republican populists have long been joined in conflict with the party establishment, but the GOP presidential race has set them on a collision course. Friction between these two GOP factions is being fueled by the increasingly bitter battle between Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and New York celebrity businessman Donald Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Cruz represents ideologically committed conservatives, although he has appealed with some success to populist voters. Trump has given big government populists, who have aligned with the GOP mostly for cultural reasons, a champion, while appealing to some...
  • Rep. Ken Buck (CO) Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    01/20/2016 1:49:35 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 20, 2016 2:28 PM | CBS Denver Staff
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Congressman Ken Buck has thrown his support behind fellow Republican Ted Cruz for president. Buck, a Republican representing Northern Colorado, announced his endorsement on Wednesday. He will also serve as the Colorado chairman for Cruz’s campaign. “We need a strong, conservative leader in the White House,” said Buck in a statement. “Ted Cruz is that leader. He has consistently and passionately fought hard against the Washington establishment in order to restore the power back to the American people. We need Ted in 2016 in order to help restore America back to the principles that made this...
  • The Republican establishment really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 12:49:55 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    There's an assumption among casual consumers of politics that establishment Republicans loathe Donald Trump. Not really true. Yes, they worry about what Trump might do downballot to the GOP if he is the nominee. But most view him with some mix of puzzlement and fascination. The Republican establishment saves its actual hatred for one man and one man only: Ted Cruz. Witness Terry Branstad, the four-term governor of Iowa and, without question, the face of the Republican establishment in the state. On Tuesday, he told reporters that he wants to see Cruz beaten in the Iowa caucuses in 13 days...
  • The Tea-Party Warriors Who Are Now 'Establishment Republicans'

    01/19/2016 2:53:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 19, 2016 | Mark Antonio Wright
    A specter is haunting the conservative movement. From the dark underbelly of corrupt Washington, D.C., an unyielding "Republican establishment" has come out to feast upon the mutilated corpses of Reagan, Goldwater, and Buckley. The smarmy hucksters who make up its rank are masters of disguise: During the day, they insist that they represent the great silent majority of conservative Americans; at night, they prove that they're in it only for the money, the power, and the Georgetown social scene. The monsters have names - such as Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Trey Gowdy, Mike Lee, and ... wait, what?...
  • Quotes of The Day (January 17, 2016)

    01/17/2016 4:25:16 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | January 17, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and GOP presidential frontrunner, has taken off the gloves in his fight with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. What was friendly jabbing in the Fox Business Channel debate has gotten nasty as Trump now directly questions Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president and the $1 million loan Cruz took from Goldman Sachs to jumpstart his Senate campaign. “Goldman Sachs owns him, he will do anything they demand. Not much of a reformer!” Trump tweeted. “Ted Cruz purposely, and illegally, did not list on his personal disclosure form personally guaranteed loans from banks,” Trump added. “They own...
  • Trump was for de Blasio before he was against him

    01/17/2016 12:41:24 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 129 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 16, 2015 | Neil Stevens
    Right now socialist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is conducting a one man Jihad against Donald Trump, but the fact is, before Trump decided to run for President, Trump was a big fan. Yes, even when it was known that de Blasio was a committed socialist, with a long record of being on the extreme left, Trump was a fan. "I think pretty strongly that he'll end up being a good mayor", Trump said. "Maybe a very good mayor and I don't think he's going to want to kill the golden goose." His positive words, spoken before the election...
  • The Establishment Chooses Trump Over Cruz

    01/13/2016 8:24:53 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 90 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/13/2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    There is a growing sense among political pundits, especially of the establishment class, that only Ted Cruz has a reasonable shot at stopping Donald Trump. Jeb Bush has already achieved terminal velocity, Christie and Kasich have been unable to break the top 3 in New Hampshire, and Fiorina has been demoted from the debate main stage. Rubio, who was their 6th or 7th choice, has yet to achieve the same kind of liftoff that Cruz has, and he doesn’t have an obvious strategic path to victory like Cruz does. When faced with a choice between Trump and Cruz, the establishment...
  • Ted Cruz Starts to Crack G.O.P. Establishment's Wall of Opposition

    01/13/2016 2:36:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    NEW ORLEANS - Striding up the sidewalk of one of this city's most affluent neighborhoods on Monday evening, S. Scott Sewell seemed an unlikely figure to be attending a fund-raiser for Senator Ted Cruz. An oil industry executive, Mr. Sewell served in President George Bush's administration, lent a hand to George W. Bush's 2000 presidential recount, and was twice a chairman for Mitt Romney's Louisiana campaigns.But if such a creature of the Republican establishment appeared an odd fit to support a candidate whose political identity was shaped challenging his party's leadership, the candlelit, art-filled setting for Mr. Cruz's reception was...
  • Psychoanalyzing the Ted Cruz Hatred

    01/12/2016 2:14:28 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 66 replies
    Restate ^ | January 12th, 2016 | Streiff
    It isn't hard because the psyches and pschos are relatively minor I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like this quite before. People talk about the establishment being against Reagan in 1980 but that really isn’t the case. Reagan was a two-term California governor. His inner circle was very much tied into the GOP establishment. He’d run for president in 1968 (he carried one state) and 1976. He was known. His opponent was a former member of congress, former CIA director, former UN Ambassador, former Ambassador-equivalent to China, former RNC Chairman George H. W. Bush. Of course, in 1968, 1976,...
  • For Republicans, Mounting Fears of Lasting Split

    01/09/2016 12:39:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 146 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 9th, 2016 | By PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTIN
    The Republican Party is facing a historic split over its fundamental principles and identity, as its once powerful establishment grapples with an eruption of class tensions, ethnic resentments and mistrust among working-class conservatives who are demanding a presidential nominee who represents their interests. At family dinners and New Year’s parties, in conference calls and at private lunches, longtime Republicans are expressing a growing fear that the coming election could be shattering for the party, or reshape it in ways that leave it unrecognizable. While warring party factions usually reconcile after brutal nomination fights, this race feels different, according to interviews...
  • New FoxNews Poll Shows Every GOP Candidate And Their Dogs Beating Hillary

    01/09/2016 11:55:21 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 9, 2015 | Streiff
    FoxNews released a new poll on Friday. As I've said many times, at this stage of the game it is foolish to focus on specific numbers. Divining what the voting cohort of November 2016 will look like is virtually impossible. But what the polls, taken as a group, can show us are trends. First we'll look at the topline numbers and then try to scratch around in the seething, effervescing puddle of intergers and see what we can see. National Topline. Trump 35, Cruz 20, Rubio 13, Carson 10, Christie 2, Bush 4, Paul 2, Fiorina 3, Kasich 2, Huckabee...
  • Greg Gianforte made $220M over 10 years (MT Gov candidate)

    01/04/2016 11:04:12 PM PST · by This_far · 22 replies
    AP ^ | January 03, 2016 | Matt Volz
    HELENA - Technology entrepreneur and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Greg Gianforte reported income of $220.5 million and federal and state tax payments of nearly $35 million between 2005 and 2014, according to his tax returns.
  • David Gregory Elected Vice President of Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club

    01/04/2016 2:39:18 PM PST · by newstlnewss · 4 replies
    Sunset Hills-Ceestwood patch ^ | January 4, 2016 | newstlnewss
    JANUARY 4, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri…David Gregory, an attorney and lifelong resident of south St. Louis County, has been elected Vice President of the Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club in South St. Louis County. As vice president and member of the executive board, Gregory will help establish club policies and guide official business as well as help plan club activities, recommendations, positions, and responses to political action requests. In addition, Gregory will help establish an annual club operating budget and formulate annual goals and objectives. He was previously the organization’s treasurer. Gregory is an attorney and business owner. He earned...
  • The Bashing of Donald Trump

    01/04/2016 9:21:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | Elvira Fernandez Hasty
    The Republican Establishment has become unhinged on its hatred for Donald Trump It is indeed appalling how they spend so much time and energy denouncing Trump and trying to make him look bad. They keep talking about Trump’s rudeness but not a word about how others have insulted him. Just the other day, Jeb Bush called Trump a jerk. For someone at 3% in the polls, he should instead stop insulting the over 30% who choose Trump and re-evaluate his candidacy. It tells me these individuals care more for their elitist positions in DC than for their country and the...
  • Trump's strongest Republican supporters: Registered Democrats?

    12/31/2015 5:54:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 229 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That’s odd. What could Democrats possibly see in a lifelong true conservative like Donald Trump? There’s something for everyone in Nate Cohn’s new post. If you’re a Trump fan, here’s the smoking gun that he really is a new Reagan, the guy who’s going to broaden the tent and sweep to victory in November by bringing centrist Democrats into the GOP. If you’re a Trump critic, here’s further proof that he’s the RINO of RINOs, a man who’s blended nationalism, center-left economics, and Jacksonian foreign policy into something that tastes better to members of the other party than it does...
  • Cruz Rakes in the Cash as He Closes In on Trump

    12/31/2015 3:45:42 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 122 replies
    Yahoo Finance/The Fiscal Times ^ | 12/31/2015 | Martin Matishak
    Ted Cruz seems poised to take his momentum well into the New Year, having raised $20 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, the Texas senator’s largest haul since becoming a White House hopeful. An official campaign memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal shows Cruz’s fundraising nearly doubled the roughly $12 million he raked in during the previous quarter. Cruz took in $4.3 million in the first quarter, then $10 million in the second, though his camp touted the fact that he had more cash on hand than any other candidate in the crowded GOP field. Cruz’s fundraising total...
  • 'Super Pacs' Supporting Ted Cruz Plan $1 Million Advertising Buy

    12/31/2015 3:32:12 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/31/2015 | Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    A string of allied “super PACs” supporting the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is planning a $1 million television, digital and radio advertising buy in the early voting states, with the heaviest spending in Iowa, a spokeswoman for the group said. The super PACs, both collectively and individually called Keep the Promise, are flush with cash, and this spending is the biggest investment in television advertising that any of them have made this year. The ad buy includes television advertising in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. By midday Thursday, $700,000 was reserved for television time...
  • As a Cruz Supporter, Here is One Question I am Always Asked

    12/30/2015 9:53:21 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 67 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 30, 2015 | Josh Hammer
    Can a President Cruz work with Congress? As an open and vocal supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%‘s presidential campaign, I find that those not yet committed to Cruz tend to more frequently ask me two specific questions than they do any others. The first question concerns general election electability: “How can Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Tea Party conservative purist, possibly win a general election?” The electability debate has truthfully been analyzed to death elsewhere, and I do not intend to address it here. For now, suffice it to say that I would never support Cruz if I...
  • Too Dumb to Fail - Matt K Lewis

    12/30/2015 4:08:23 PM PST · by spintreebob · 16 replies
    Too Dumb to Fail ^ | 1-26-2016 | Matt K Lewis
    Too Dumb to Fail Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party. Lewis, a respected conservative columnist and frequent guest on MSNBC's Morning Joe, eviscerates the phenomenon of candidates with a "no experience required" mentality and tea party "patriots" who possess bluster but few core beliefs. Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor for The Daily Caller and writes regular columns for TheWeek.com, The Daily Beast, and The Telegraph (UK). He records a weekly podcast, "Matt Lewis and the News." 2011 Business Insider Pundits You Need To...
  • USC prof. says Trump supporters are 'least educated segment of the population'

    12/29/2015 5:27:41 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 119 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 12/29/2015 | Anthony Gockowski
    Professor Marty Kaplan of the University of Southern California published an op-ed in the Huffington Post called "The 7 Stages of Too Much Trump Media Disorder," a parody of the five stages of grief that calls Trump an "extremist bully" and a fascist. Kaplan defines his satirical disorder as a "self-fulfilling" cycle of media attention given to Donald Trump that sucks "the media oxygen from the room." "The more attention Trump got, the even more attention he got," Kaplan explains. Kaplan's made-up disorder has 7 stages, which he calls: 1. shock, 2. denial, 3. anger, 4. bargaining, 5. guilt, 6....
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • Poll: Americans see big government as the biggest threat to our future

    12/27/2015 5:22:06 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 12/27/2015 | Matt Vespa
    Shocker! Gallup finds that 69 percent of Americans view big government as the biggest threat in the future. The figure is slightly down from 2013, where it stood at 72 percent. For those “Feeling the Bern,” we regret to inform you that only 25 percent feel that big business is a threat, followed by big labor at six percent. Another interesting aspect is the number of Democrats and Independent voters who also feel big government is a problem. Of course, almost every Republican–88 percent–agrees that big government poses the biggest threat to the country. But 53 percent of Democrats feel...
  • Here's how badly Democrats have to screw up to lose the election

    12/27/2015 1:48:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 27, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Earlier this spring, Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Florida) pollster publicly laid out a potentially harsh truth: By his calculations, the eventual Republican nominee would need to capture 40% of the Latino vote in order to win in 2016. "Unless you count on the Republican getting Ronald Reagan-like numbers among whites, you're going to have to be somewhere in the mid-forties with Hispanics," Whit Ayres said, according to the National Journal.
  • Ted Cruz’s Opponents Use the Heads-I-Win-Tails-You-Lose Attack

    12/26/2015 1:46:47 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 26, 2015 | Streiff
    One of the negatives that has been hung on Ted Cruz is that he is too abrasive to win. Over and over you read about his “likability” problem with no greater definition ever put forward much larger than “I don’t like him.” An for the record, I call bull**** on “likability” as anything more substantial than one of the many old wives’s tales put forward by failed political consultants to shift blame onto the candidate they recently schlonged (I believe that is the technical term). It could conceivably be a factor in very close elections with a very stupid electorate...