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  • Time-lapse video shows first 36 hours of Quicken Loans Arena's RNC transformation

    06/21/2016 8:04:20 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies ^ | 6/19/2016 | Mary Kilpatrick
    A time-lapse video recorded by convention organizers shows the first 36 hours of the arena's transformation from a few hours after Game 6 ended, to the start of construction. About 250 people will work inside the Q each day to ready the arena for the RNC. The Republican Party typically needs six to eight weeks to convert a space into the RNC convention floor. This year, the GOP only has four weeks but officials have said they are confident the Q will be ready in time for the convention.
  • Like Trump today, the GOP tried to reject Calvin Coolidge but ended up glad to have him

    06/21/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After a war no one wanted and eight years of the devious and racially divisive Democrat Woodrow Wilson, America was ready for a change and return to normalcy. Nevertheless, it took until the tenth ballot at their 1920 nominating convention for Republicans to select Calvin Coolidge as their presidential candidate even though few thought could win. But the plain speaking Coolidge did win and went to work immediately to fix the Democrat mess that had put America in a deep recession that caused the unemployment rate to hit 15%. In just six months of saying No to new spending and...
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part III

    06/20/2016 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/20 /16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats. On January 8, 1867 the Republican Congress had to override Democrat Andrew Johnsons veto of a bill to give District of Columbia African-Americans the right to vote. The following July it had to override another Johnson veto of another Civil Rights bill designed to help African Americans. When the Republicans began an impeachment trial of Democrat President Johnson in March of 1868, his answer was, This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am...
  • The unending treachery of the conservative GOP

    06/19/2016 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/18/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Were long past being surprised by the perfidy of Republican politicians who would rather celebrate the 2016 election of another radical leftist than support Donald Trump. In March, Mitt Romney said Trump was unworthy of the office of president of the United States. This from the 2012 Party nominee who was too submissive to campaign against the treachery of an America-hating, Marxist Muslim and the most dishonest individual to ever occupy the White House. In August of last year, Daily Caller contributor Brian Joondeph wrote of then GOP golden boy Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton: They both want to grow...
  • The difference between them and us is glaring and They still dont get it

    06/15/2016 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The news that an Iowa Republican State Senator has dropped out of the Republican Party is indeed significant. I, like many others across the country, have done the same thing. The bold move by Senator David Johnson whose district is described as heavily Republican came as what I initially thought might be good news, Finally they are beginning to understand our frustration with them and responding accordingly, I thought; but I was wrong. I had hoped that Johnson left the Republican Party because of Paul Ryans childish grandstanding or his lies about ending Obamacare. Maybe Ryans insistence upon helping Barack...
  • Former Cruz campaign officials push for delegate coup at GOP convention

    06/09/2016 7:47:12 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 60 replies
    Officials from Ted Cruz's defunct presidential campaign are talking up the possibility of a coup at next month's Republican convention in Cleveland. Bob Vander Plaats, a former national co-chair of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, told NBC that "everything's got to be on the table" when it comes to exempting delegates from supporting Donald Trump at the convention.... Whether the anger and chatter about a coup among Cruz's ardent supporters materializes at the convention remains to be seen, but it appears to have gained steam following the fallout of Trump's racial invective directed at the presiding federal judge in a lawsuit...
  • RNC official: We won't go full Trump on party platform

    05/26/2016 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/2016 | Jonathan Swan
    A top Republican National Committee (RNC) official sought to soothe business leaders worried about Donald Trump's influence on the party, saying at a private meeting on Tuesday that its presumptive presidential nominee would not dictate the party's platform. Ben Key, the RNC platform committee"s executive director, offered the assurance during a meeting at the organization's headquarters on Capitol Hill, according to two sources in the room.... The source said several of those attending the meeting offered knowing smiles in response to the comment. "And then he added... that the platform would not include some of the more controversial positions that...
  • In Alien vs. Predator, I'm for Predator.... (Why Conservatives Should Back Trump)

    05/13/2016 12:39:30 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2016 | Spengler
    Trump says he'll rebuild the U.S. military and our missile defense in particular, but avoid committing U.S. forces overseas. The neo-conservatives never will forgive him for this. It means that they are out of a job, and when they say that Trump means "the end of the Republican Party," they mean the end of the Republican Party that used to employ them. Robert Kagan and Max Boot have gone to the Clinton camp. A Trump presidency almost certainly means that Chinese and Russian influence will grow faster and with fewer obstacles than it might have otherwise. That is not entirely...
  • Distractions everywhere, much to Hillary's delight

    05/09/2016 8:23:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Herman Cain
    Divided we fall I suggested on Wednesday, when the departure of Ted Cruz and John Kasich from the race made Donald Trump the presumptive nominee, that people who were disappointed in the results take a deep breath and think rationally about the right step to take in light of the challenge that lies ahead - which is to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. No, it was not a huge surprise that many people didnt listen. It seems par for the course in this insane presidential season. At a time when the Republican Party should be coming together...
  • Death Comes for the Party

    05/08/2016 8:58:00 PM PDT · by DarthVader · 39 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | May 5, 2016 | Michael Giere
    What the hell is conservative about uncontrolled immigration and corporate trade pacts? Donald Trumps electoral rampage through the Northeastern states and then his stunning Indiana victory taking all but five counties statewide and walking away with 57 delegates did a lot more than drive Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race. It has driven a stake in the heart of the post-1988 Republican Party. Its dead.
  • Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

    05/08/2016 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Williams · 36 replies
    Watching the Sunday news shows, I realize America is finished if we have to rely on the Republican party. I just watched Senator Flake (R Ariz.) smugly go on that we will lose the war on terror because of Trump having a "religious test" for admission to our country. Also he says that's why we will lose the election not because Senator Flake isn't supporting Trump. We are facing Hillary Clinton and these republicans are everywhere saying Trump has to come to each of them and explain himself. Then he has to change to agree with them. These republicans don't...
  • Republican party now more hated in US than it's been in 24 YEARS and Donald Trump may be to blame

    04/29/2016 11:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    The Republican Party is now more hated than it's been in 24 years, new research shows - and it might be the fault of Donald Trump. In October, 37 percent of people polled had a favorable view of the Republican Party and 58 percent viewed it negatively. Now those numbers are 33 percent in favor and 62 percent against, according to data released by the Pew Research Center Thursday. That puts the party at its lowest point since 1992 - the latest point in a drop that has coincided with the rise of Trump.
  • GOPe and Cruz threats to our dreams of freedom generate fear which can be a great motivator

    04/28/2016 8:55:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/28/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Fear is a great motivator. Fear will make us do things we never thought we were capable of and drive us to success in sometimes impossible situations. Fear is a very effective agent for overcoming complacency. Fear has driven Donald Trumps supporters to the polls in numbers not seen before. And fear will generate a tsunami of votes that will crush Hillary Clinton next November. We are afraid of many things but mostly another four years of gangsters running our lives from Washington. We fear that Hillary Clinton would govern just like Barack Obama and maybe worse in some cases....
  • Former GOP Chair: Message We're Sending Is "Your Vote Doesn't Matter And Your Voice Doesn't Count"

    04/11/2016 12:29:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 04/11/16 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Colorado state Republican party chairman Ryan Call talked to Laura Ingraham today to explain the delegation-selection process works and how it "cuts out any semblance of democracy or the popular will." Call said the statewide convention that chooses the delegates reinforces all the worst stereotypes of the party. "The very time we should be opening up our doors and being more open and transparent, and welcoming people into our Party, we’ve essentially made the decision to close it off and make it more cumbersome and more difficult. And, to prevent the ability of people to have their voice heard...
  • Why they fear Trump: A Black conservatives perspective

    04/01/2016 8:24:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/1/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Kevin Jackson, a Black conservative talk show host and writer, has a strong opinion about why Donald Trump is succeeding. He believes Trump is engendering such fear and hatred among those who recognize the threat he presents to their monopoly on power that they are unable to clearly see why he is where he is at this late stage of the primary cycle. Clearly even those who hate Trump the most see that he resonates with many Americans; but what they dont get is why. They KNOW he is a racist so how can he be appealing to as much...
  • The facts are clear: There is no longer any rationale for a Cruz candidacy

    03/29/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 61 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/29/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After the disgraceful conduct of the Republican establishment over the past few weeks, it is clear that Ted Cruz has become a pawn in their scheme to hold on to power. The feckless manner in which Willard Romney first endorsed Marco Rubio, then John Kasich and finally Ted Cruz shows that he and his co-conspirators have no core principles except gaining and holding onto power. The little people believe this bunch of quislings actually care about winning elections, when in fact they dont. After all, they have already said they would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. The endorsement...
  • The Trump phenomenon

    03/21/2016 9:03:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael D. Shaw
    It would be amusing, were it not so patheticas the clich goesto watch the pundit class attempt to explain the rise of Donald Trump. No doubt, Trump is populist, but these analysts fail to recognize one very basic fact: Trump is a pissed-off rich guy financing his own populist campaign, and, as such, there has never been anyone like him in American history. Comparisons to Hitler, even acknowledging the dictator's initial (and very short-lived) populist approach, conveniently omit that it was the Nazis who violently broke up demonstrationsjust as the anti-Trump forces are doing today. Full marks if you recognize...
  • Republican Elite determined to elect Hillary

    03/19/2016 10:04:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 50 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Unfortunately, the sad, but disturbing, truth is that many in the Republican Party leadership would much prefer President Hillary Clinton to President Donald Trump The hysteria coming from GOP conservative purists and party insiders about Donald Trump is reaching ridiculous proportions. Talk show host Glenn Beck has compared the Republican frontrunner to Hitler, while Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has thundered that he will never support Trump if he is the nominee. The problem for these Trump haters is that he has garnered an impressive 7.5 million votes to date, along with 679 delegates. In the process, he has won 19...
  • Rallying To Ted Cruz To Lose The Election

    03/17/2016 3:30:46 PM PDT · by GeaugaRepublican · 125 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 17, 2016 | Scott Greer
    The last Super Tuesday in March turned out to be the death knell for Marco Rubios bid for the presidency and another triumphant night for Donald Trump. Trump won at least three contests while denying his biggest threat, Ted Cruz, a single outright victory.
  • (Vanity) Trump Won 170 Delegates so far, Cruz 26, Rubio 5 and Kasich 75.

    03/16/2016 5:41:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Missouri is a winner take all State that has 52 Delegates up for grab, and it's likely to go to Trump. If Trump wins it, then he will have won 213 Delegates yesterday alone. Don't forget that Trump won 9 Delegates from the Northern Mariana islands in case my Delegate count is off by 9. At this point I don't understand why Kasich is still even in the running? Winning your home State is nothing to brag about. That should be an automatic for any Presidential Candidate. For the good of the party Kasich should step down. The Candidates need...
  • Racism The New McCarthyism

    03/10/2016 8:55:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/10/16 | Peggy Ryan
    McCarthyism is the political practice of publicly accusing someone of disloyalty or subversion with no real proof or evidence. In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthys anti-communist crusade took root and rose to legendary ferocity. During the McCarthy period, suspicion and accusations were enough to convict the accused even with inconclusive or questionable evidence. As a result of the public charges, many had their careers and reputations destroyed; some even went to prison over the mere suggestion they were a Communist. Today we have a new McCarthyism. Its called racism. Though in a different wrapper, accusations of racism also involve trial...
  • Republican establishment says, 'Help us, Ted Cruz. You're our only hope'

    03/09/2016 4:53:47 AM PST · by Marcus · 69 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    The old conventional wisdom was that Ted Cruz was too disliked by official Washington, too hard-lined conservative, to get the support of the Republican establishment. The new conventional wisdom has the Republican Party movers and shakers turning to Cruz and saying, in effect, Help us, Senator Ted Cruz. Youre our only hope.
  • Trump throws the GOP into an identity crisis

    03/05/2016 10:01:31 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    Only a year ago, Republicans were congratulating themselves on having the strongest field of presidential candidates in a generation diverse, highly credentialed conservatives who might be the salvation of a party that had lost the popular vote in five of the past six elections. But now, the question is how close the Grand Old Party will come to annihilating itself and what it stands for.
  • The damage conservatives in Washington have done

    03/04/2016 8:25:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/4/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Over the past number of years we rank and file conservatives have learned a number of hard lessons. We have learned that the liberals were far more greedy and self-absorbed with White guilt than we could ever have imagined. We learned that Democrats really will stop at nothing to get and keep power. While both of these lessons could have been predicted, a far more profound lesson about the insidious nature of politicians has been shoved down our throats by the very people we trusted to help us fix the damage caused by Democrat governance: The conservatives in Washington. They...
  • What will Trumps enemies in Washington do when he wins BECAUSE of them, not despite them?

    03/02/2016 10:23:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/2/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trumps solid and convincing performance on Super Tuesday, his enemies (who are my enemies by extension) started churning out desperate essays bemoaning the coming end of America. Some of the more telling headlines screamed: Heres how Rubio and Cruz can still take down Trump; Lindsey Graham: Oh God, We Might Have To Back Ted Cruz To Save Our Party; Trump is the next Barack Obama; and my favorite considering the source: Mitt Romneys top strategist says Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Donald Trump. These people are joined by Paul Ryan and...
  • Trump says Tea Party is irrelevant

    02/14/2016 10:37:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 61 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    For being so smart, as you say you are, Mr. Trump, you sure are ignorant of what's really going on in the political sphere On Thursday, Donald Trump tweeted what amounts to his analysis of the latest five years of the Tea Party movement: “Remember, it was the Republican Party, with the help of Conservatives, that made so many promises to their base, BUT DIDN’T KEEP THEM! Hi DT” (February 11, 2016, 10:14 am) Sorry, Mr. Trump, I don’t remember it that way. It was the Republican leadership in the House and Senate that BLOCKED the efforts of conservatives and...
  • Republicans Can Get More Black Votes

    02/10/2016 10:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 10, 2016 | Star Parker
    The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with minorities. The realization that the American presidency can now be won with support of less than 40 percent of white voters -- Obama won with just 39 percent -- was a bombshell. When Ronald Reagan was elected president in November 1980, 88 percent of the electorate was white. In 2012, when Barack Obama was elected, this was down to 72 percent. Pew Research projects that in 2016 the percentage of white voters will be down to 69 percent. This trend will continue, as America...
  • They’d rather look good and lose than admit Trump is the best candidate

    02/07/2016 9:11:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 89 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/6/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Our nation is in deep trouble. Our world is burning down and an anti-American in the White House is fanning the flames. We the people who love America must do something to save ourselves now! We have been let down by the fake conservatives we sent to Washington to put out the fire and start fixing the damage. They have laughed in our faces. We have reluctantly put our faith in the Supreme Court to halt the advance of unconstitutional legislation; but the justices have stabbed us in the back and twisted the blade with smug talk about the fix...
  • The Rejection Election

    01/26/2016 3:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 26, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    With the Iowa caucuses a week away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump. The consensus candidate of the Democratic Party elite, Hillary Clinton, has been thrown onto the defensive by a Socialist from Vermont who seems to want to burn down Wall Street. Not so long ago, Clinton was pulling down $225,000 a speech from Goldman Sachs. Today, she sounds like William Jennings Bryan. Taken together, the candidacies of Trump, Sanders, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz represent a rejection of the establishment. And, imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, other...
  • I don’t give a damn what National Review thinks; It stops in November with the election of Trump

    01/26/2016 9:04:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/26/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    I am a conservative and have been all my life. I don’t need the snot-nosed, elitist pukes at National Review to “help me” out of my error. I support Donald Trump. People like the bunch at National Review have given us sure losers from Tom Dewey to Gerald Ford to the Bushes, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney. They have done incalculable damage to America with their pointy headed elitism; now all that stops in November with the election of Donald Trump. That I am beside myself with anger at the nerve of this bunch doesn’t begin to explain...
  • Trump, really?

    01/19/2016 8:50:52 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Yes Trump, really. The brash, self-promoting candidate has captured the imagination and the support of Americans across the nation. It’s no secret that the GOP Establishment (GOPe) has made him feel unwelcome; that they consider his advocates low information and uneducated. And it’s hardly a surprise that Karl Rove should wish to preside over the candidate’s downfall. After all, Donald is someone whose thoughts and actions he can’t control. The fact is neither of our political parties have much use for either “loose cannons” or patriots. Both, it seems, are unmanageable. According to POLITICO, I am an average Trump supporter;...
  • Judge Jeanine on Nikki Haley’s Criticism of Trump: ‘Republican Party Is in Real Trouble’

    01/18/2016 5:28:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 01/18/16 | Trent Baker
    On the Sunday broadcast of "Justice" on Fox News Channel, host Judge Jeanine Pirro criticized Nikki Haley for targeting GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in the GOP response to President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday. In Pirro's "Opening Statement" segment, she directed her ire at Haley for attacking a fellow Republican instead of attacking the Democratic Party's "so-called leadership." Pirro urged the South Carolina governor to get behind Trump because he is the party's front-runner. The Republican party is in real trouble. They proved it to all of us this week. Their primary strategy as...
  • Pat Buchanan says Donald Trump is the future of the Republican Party

    01/13/2016 6:41:10 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/12/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Buchanan: Trump is sui generis, unlike any candidate of recent times. And his success is attributable not only to his stance on issues, but to his persona, his defiance of political correctness, his relish of political combat with all comers, his "damn the torpedos" charging in frontally where others refuse to tread, as in that full retaliatory response to Hillary Clinton's stab at him for having a "penchant for sexism." Trump shut her down. These clashes have elated a party base that is sick unto death of politicians who never fight. On building a fence to secure the border with...
  • New poll from Virginia holds some bleak news for Ted Cruz

    01/11/2016 9:24:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Republican establishment in Virginia doesn’t even try to hide its fear and loathing of Donald Trump. They have even stooped to trying to force voters to sign a “loyalty oath” as an intimidation tactic to try to stop Trump. This is why the new Overtime poll results from a survey taken from January 3rd to the 5th is both encouraging for Trump and should be troubling for his only remaining rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz. While the poll shows the usual solid lead Trump has overall–in this case a 9 point advantage at 28% to 19%–the headline doesn’t provide...
  • Trump says he can win New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Massachusetts; let’s take a look

    01/10/2016 8:32:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/10/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is saying he can win a number of states not easily won by a Republican. So, is this just a boast or something to keep Hillary Clinton and Fox News awake at night? The big prizes among these states are Florida and New York with their 29 Electoral votes. Trump can take New York because: A) he gets 25% of the Black vote, a fact which is not even challenged anymore, B) he is getting 45% of Hispanics, C) the conviction of Sheldon Silver, the most powerful Democrat in the state and the likely indictment of Democrat Governor...
  • North Korea: When a Democrat does something bad and a Republican doesn't fix it

    01/06/2016 4:07:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    1/6/2015 | Self
    "In war there is no substitute for victory" were the words of General Douglas MacArthur as he spoke to a joint session of Congress in 1951 after being fired by then President Harry Truman for wanting to use tactics aimed at winning the Korean War like America's previous wars had been won. Democrat Harry Truman had the power to fire MacArthur, but he didn't have the ability to survive the backlash and was forced to withdraw his name from consideration for re-election in 1952. The Republicans nominated General Dwight Eisenhower, who won in a landslide promising to do something about...
  • Orange County's famously conservative activism is alive but faces a turning point

    01/03/2016 8:53:35 AM PST · by Pelham · 29 replies
    OC Register ^ | 1/3/2016 | Martin Wisckol
    Throughout much of the 20th century, Orange County attracted white middle-class and upper-middle-class residents who were either fleeing an increasingly diverse and liberal Los Angeles or were relocating from the Midwest and the South and bringing conservative regional values with them.... Also helping focus the political energy was The Orange County Register's ardent libertarian slant, ... Republicans' share of county voter registration peaked in 1990, when they outpaced Democrats by 22 percentage points. The GOP's edge is now 8 points and shrinking, and its share of registered county voters fell below 40 percent for the first time in December. Non-Latino...
  • Stupid 2015 predictions made by some stupid people

    01/02/2016 9:11:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/02/2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As compiled by Politico, let’s take a look at the genius predictions made by the “experts,” during 2015. Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, July 7: “I happen to be in the camp that thinks [Romney’s] actually going to run, and I think he will be the next president of the United States.” Chris Cillizza the Washington Post, February 26, 2015: “So, let’s assume—gulp—that Trump is serious this time around. Heck, while we’re at it, let’s assume he actually runs. IT. DOESN’T. MATTER. I can’t emphasize that strongly enough.” As late as August 20, the Daily Beast said: “Making political predictions rarely...
  • Memo to the GOPe: Listen to the People or go the way of the Dodo

    12/31/2015 8:39:03 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/31/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In 2016, voters must decide the direction our country will take for the foreseeable future. Will we choose to again be a nation of free and independent souls or will we continue down the path which has made the U.S. a global laughing stock? Many Americans realize that the nation cannot survive the effects of crony capitalism which dominates Washington politics. The question is how to end the corrupt practices which have provided wealth and power to members of both political parties. One would think that the forced dismissal of John Boehner as House Speaker might have caused the GOP...
  • Trump and Cruz are RINOs -that’s why we like them but which one is electable?

    12/23/2015 8:38:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/23/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Listening to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has made it clear that both are Republicans In Name Only – true RINOs. Thank goodness they are! Neither Trump nor Cruz is really a Republican which is a good thing because Republicanism has become another word for sellout and backstabber. In his heart Trump isn’t a Republican and that is why many Republicans and recovering Republicans (me included) are supporting him. In the midst of the new Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell reality, Ted Cruz is not really a Republican either and this is what is fueling his rise in the polls. Jeb Bush,...
  • Clinton will not even come close to Trump in the general election

    12/14/2015 8:38:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/14/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 2008 and again in 2012, real Americans knew we were being lied to about Barack Obama and that the media covered for him. Fortunately those days are over. In next year’s election against Donald Trump all that has been whispered, smothered, lost and hidden about Hillary Clinton will be blasted out by Trump. The media will have no choice but to help him because he owns them. By March Trump will be coasting to the Republican nomination. In the past such early success has been a problem for Republican candidates. The media used it as an excuse to stop...
  • The elephant not in the room: Orange County's shrinking Republican Party

    12/10/2015 9:48:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | December 10, 2015 | Martin Wisckol
    In the latest milestone of Orange County's shifting political milieu, Republicans' share of voter registration has fallen below 40 percent for the first time in the county's history. That's 8 percentage points more than the Democrats' share but marks an ongoing slide from Republicans' 22-point dominance in 1990, the GOP's zenith in the county, according to county elections statistics updated this week. The growth in voters with no party preference -- at 24 percent, up from 10 percent in 1990 -- is a key part of the shift.
  • Things Cruz would face as GOP nominee that Trump wouldn’t have to

    12/09/2015 9:40:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 56 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It would be great to have Ted Cruz as our next president. So many things could be fixed and so much good could be done. It’s a very pleasant dream but nothing more. There are a number of difficult problems Cruz would have to face as the Republican nominee that Donald Trump wouldn’t have deal with. Cruz was born in Canada, to an American mother and a Cuban citizen father. Like it or not, Cruz would have to fight a continual battle to prove his eligibility. He only gave up his duel Canadian citizenship in May 2014 when the media...
  • The media and GOPe want to make Ted Cruz this year’s Mitt Romney

    12/04/2015 8:47:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ted Cruz is the most conservative candidate in the Republican field. His speeches are inspirational trips into what America should be, which is why he will never be elected president. He is far too conservative to stand a chance in a general election. In 2012, rank and file Republicans were tricked into nominating a liberal candidate who chased away conservatives and lost, which was exactly the plan. Mitt Romney was never in the race to win. Conservatives knew it and 4.5 million stayed home. The media knew what would happen and it celebrated putting one over on the Republicans when...
  • LA Times “expert’s” silly stream of consciousness shows MSM still doesn’t get Trump’s rise

    12/03/2015 8:37:51 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After five months of waiting for Donald Trump to fade away, some of the geniuses who make believe they know politics are beginning to fall silent – at least the brighter ones anyway. Steven Hayward, the all-knowing clown at the Los Angeles Times has apparently never heard the expression advising, “It is better to be thought a fool and remain silent than to speak and remove all doubt.” In July the sagacious Hayward confidently wrote that Trump would be gone by Thanksgiving and probably thought he was being generous with that prediction. Now that reality has smacked him in the...
  • Trump is killing P C by pulling back the curtain and showing the “Wizard” is nothing to fear

    12/01/2015 8:42:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 49 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/1/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump has developed a new very potent weapon that is striking fear into the left and his enemies in the RNC. He is effectively saying, “So what?” to the phonies who have paralyzed civil discourse for far too long with their stupid bleating about political correctness. Because he is who he is, Trump cannot be ignored by the media. Consequently, when they attack him for saying something they have deemed not politically correct he looks them square in the eyes and asks, “And, so what?” Because Trump says what many people think, not what the media deludes itself that...
  • RNC’s wishful thinking of Trump hitting his ceiling is wrong; he has plenty of room for growth

    11/30/2015 8:44:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/30/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The befuddled “experts” can’t figure out why Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls. They KNOW he is wrong on everything; they KNOW he is a clown, a buffoon, a snake oil salesman, take your pick. Using THEIR old rules of politics they have declared Trump’s campaign dead so often it’s hard to keep track of them. The bottom line is that Trump is not going anywhere. He did not fade by Labor Day or Halloween or Thanksgiving. He won’t fade and they know it so they have fallen back on trying to trick people with their lie...
  • New Hampshire GOP Chair Attacks Donald Trump for 'Bombast and Divisive Rhetoric'

    11/26/2015 7:33:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-26-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn has abandoned all pretext of impartiality by launching an aggressive attack against Donald Trump. In an interview with the Boston Globe Horn says: "Shallow campaigns that depend on bombast and divisive rhetoric do not succeed in New Hampshire, and I don’t expect that they will now." She went on to say that establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are "underestimated" and will almost certainly perform better than most. This despite their disappointing poll numbers, both nationally and in her state: "People are probably underestimating [New Jersey Governor] Chris Christie. And,...
  • Hey Larry, the RNC’s hatred for Trump is a big reason why he is on top

    11/09/2015 6:59:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/9/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like almost all established political prognosticators, Larry Sabato is befuddled by the meteoric rise of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican Party’s presidential primary field. That Trump, who is not a politician, can merely get into the arena, do a few deep knee bends and pummel one professional politician after another seems to have him stupefied. Although he has not commented on the victory of Matt Bevin in Kentucky yet, that race has to have had him tied in knots as well. Sabato called Bevin, who won with 14 points more than the polls Sabato relies on, a...
  • Carson position on illegals looks like they are due citizenship as a “tip” for services rendered

    11/06/2015 9:39:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/6/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ben Carson has fallen into a “moral” trap on the question of offering citizenship to illegal aliens who are here working in jobs that could be filled by American workers. In his campaign material Carson asks, “Is it moral for us, for example, to take advantage of cheap labor from illegal immigrants while denying them citizenship? I’m sure you can tell from the way I phrased the question that I believe we have taken the moral low road on this issue. Some segments of our economy would virtually collapse without these undocumented workers–we all know that–yet we continue to harass...