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  • Why Rubio claims 'Obama knows what he's doing'

    02/07/2016 3:01:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | February 7, 2016 | Michael Grunwald
    Gaffe or no gaffe, it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. What was Marco Rubio thinking Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire? Why would he repeat the same canned talking point four times, even after Chris Christie accused him of constantly repeating his canned talking points? And if he had to repeat a canned talking point during a Republican debate, why on earth would he choose one about how Barack Obama knows what he's doing? The knows-what-he's-doing debacle felt like Rubio's political Fredericksburg, a futile repetitive charge into overwhelming enemy fire. Christie's brutal mockery of Rubio's...
  • LIVE THREAD: February 6 New Hampshire GOP Debate

    02/06/2016 3:55:15 PM PST · by PJBankard · 3,891 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 2/6/2016 | ABCNews
    Link Online. Live Coverage at Link.
  • The Conservative Case Against Marco Rubio

    02/06/2016 1:08:14 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-06-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Now that Marco Rubio appears to be rising in the polls, more members of the establishment are trying to convince voters that although they are supporting him, he really is profoundly conservative. Looking at Rubio's Liberty Score rating of 79% it's clear that he is indeed more conservative than most other members of the establishment, but that doesn't make him the most principled and electable conservative in the race. Additionally, the very fact alone that the establishment is rallying around Rubio should give conservatives reason to pause. When is the last time you saw the GOP's establishment and their friends...
  • Barack Obama's political legacy will be Republican dominance for a generation

    02/04/2016 4:38:53 AM PST · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 4, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    President Barack Obama, when he leaves office in less than a year, will no doubt choose to believe that his legacy will consist of deliberate accomplishments, such as Obamacare, efforts to fight climate change, and the Iran nuclear weapons deal. However, the Washington Post recently suggested that Obama’s main legacy will be making more Republican voters. The implications will be far reaching for the course of American politics for decades to come.
  • Ted Wins!

    02/01/2016 11:32:49 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 80 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    It was an exciting race, but the results are in: Ted Cruz has won the Iowa caucuses. The senator from Texas was my favorite going in, but the talking heads in the media and the pollsters didn't agree. According to them, Iowa was Donald Trump's for the taking. Well, not quite so. He lost big tonight. Early in the evening people thought it could be too close to call, but that was absolutely not the case. Cruz led from the get-go and stayed on top all throughout the night. What this means is simple: Cruz has rallied Iowa conservatives behind...
  • Donald Trump sitting pretty in Iowa polls

    02/01/2016 8:56:32 AM PST · by samtheman · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | David K. Li February 1, 2016 | 10:34am
    Donald Trump is leading the field among Iowa Republicans, according to poll results released Monday as voters there get set to select their party nominations.
  • Iowa Political Parties Acknowledge Major Gap in Online Caucus Tool

    01/30/2016 3:56:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 30, 2016 | MaryAlice Parks and Madelaine Pisani
    Three days before voting begins, residents around Iowa are making plans to caucus, but new online tools launched by both the state Democratic and Republican parties designed to inform people where to go Monday evening were built with one major hole, the parties confirmed to ABC News. The systems were only built off the list of registered voters' addresses. As a result, for new voters who have never registered in the state and who live at addresses where no one else has registered, the online feature does not work. Instead, when an address is not found in the system, users...
  • The civil war of the right

    01/29/2016 5:27:48 AM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 01/28/2016 | 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.
  • Number of Iowans newly registering as Republicans is outpacing 2012 levels

    01/28/2016 8:05:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Allahpundit
    Good news and bad news for Trump fans from Nate Cohn. The good news: If you’re looking for evidence that Monday night’s electorate will include a bunch of people who’ve never voted Republican before, which probably means a stronger than expected showing for Trump, here you go. New registrations for the GOP are up from where they were in 2012: This is what the figures look like corrected AND with new data. It's a completely different story. pic.twitter.com/sbYDUchlo3— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) January 28, 2016 Those are dismal numbers for Bernie Sanders, who’s hoping to bring his own surge of...
  • If Evangelical Voters Take Their Religion Seriously, Ted Cruz Will Be The Republican Nominee

    01/25/2016 3:04:15 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 136 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Gary Bauer, one of America's leading pro-life and pro-family activists, endorsed Ted Cruz on Friday. In doing so, Bauer became one of many evangelical Christian leaders who have thrown their support behind the senator from Texas. Bauer explained: "Ted Cruz is a courageous conservative who has built a consistent record on the issues that matter most. He has fought for religious liberty at home and abroad. He believes all of our children should be welcomed into the world and protected by the law. Ted knows that government is too big and that taxes and regulations are too high. He will...
  • Plurality of Republicans believe New York’s values as good as, or better than, rest of America’s

    01/22/2016 7:20:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2016 | Allahpundit
    First Trumpmania, now this. I don’t know who conservatives are anymore.On a straight-up question about whether people view New York City favorably or unfavorably, Republicans split 54/35. Huh. I wonder what those numbers would look like if you could somehow control for the “solidarity effect” of 9/11. Here’s another surprising result, probably with a similar explanation. When people are asked whether NYC is more, less, or as “American” as other places, not only do a clear majority of Republicans say “more” or “as,” there are actually more Republicans who say so than independents.Again, there’s probably some small small but...
  • Trump, GOP leaders realizing they may need each other to eliminate Cruz

    01/22/2016 3:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 22, 2016 | Jill Colvin, Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee. The GOP establishment is no fonder of Trump than when he first roiled the campaign last summer with his controversial comments about immigrants and women. But with voting beginning in just over a week, his durability atop preference polls has pushed some donors, strategists and party elders to grudgingly accept the prospect of his winning the nomination. "We'd better stop hoping for...
  • Trump, Romney, Republicans and Bill Whittle

    01/20/2016 2:13:29 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 20, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Romney set himself up to lose the last election. Trump has not done so. Here's a 2012 video by Bill Whittle. He argues that among the reasons Romney did not win the election is that he apologized for, rather than articulate and praise, what (should have been) Republican principles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgxlp2UJI5I Trump does not apologize for his business successes; he is proud of them and emphasizes them. Trump should watch and listen closely to Whittle's remarks. They go well beyond financial success. The other candidates (if they have the intestinal fortitude to follow Whittle's advice) might also learn something useful.
  • GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

    01/17/2016 2:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Herald-News ^ | January 17, 2016 | Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    HOLLIS, N.H. - After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose. That leaves many GOP traditionalists, who fear each candidate would be a disaster in the November general election, pinning their White House hopes on a feat no Republican has pulled off in modern political history: securing the nomination without winning at least one of the first two states on the calendar. It's a risky strategy at best, and...
  • After Paul Ryan Funds Visas for 300,000 Muslim Migrants, House Republicans Give Him Standing Ovation

    01/17/2016 4:56:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/16/15 | Julian Hahn
    Last month, House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% successfully pushed through Congress his $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds visas for nearly 300,000 temporary and permanent Muslim migrants over the next 12 months. The omnibus bill also funded sanctuary cities, illegal alien tax credits, and changed federal law to allow for a massive increase in low-skilled H-2B workers- an immigration expansion opposed by more than nine in ten GOP voters. Yet at the first gathering of all House Republicans since the omnibus's passage, Politico reports that GOP lawmakers gave Ryan a standing ovation at the close of this...
  • Upset Republican donors: Have we wasted our money?

    01/13/2016 12:07:56 PM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Major GOP donors and fundraisers are wondering whether they're wasting their money on super-PACs. They say they're not ready to abandon the super-PACs, but they're starting to look for ways to make them more effective during a presidential cycle that has challenged conventions about how to spend political donations.
  • A Deeper Torah Perspective: Trump, Obama, Hillary and the Elections

    01/13/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 43 replies
    Israel Beyond YouTube ^ | 1/13/'16 | Rabbi Mendel Kessin
    Click on the link to view.
  • Cruz Unfazed by McCain's Birther Attacks: 'Everyone Knows He's Going to Endorse Rubio'

    01/08/2016 11:51:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-08-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    On Laura Ingraham's radio show today, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he's not surprised by John McCain's dishonest birther attacks. For those who missed it, McCain said yesterday that Cruz may not be eligible because he was born in Canada. Of the course the Arizona senator -- who himself was born in the Panama Canal Zone -- knows full well that Cruz is a natural-born citizen, but that doesn't matter; he hates Cruz, which is why he does everything in his power to derail the Texan's presidential campaign. If he has to lie to do so, so be it....
  • NY Daily News: THE PRO-DEATH PARTY: GOP composed of pandering liars stoking fear on guns

    01/06/2016 7:54:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Brought to tears by the toll of gun violence -- and blocked in Congress by the National Rifle Association's paranoia peddlers -- President Obama on Tuesday took executive action to close loopholes on background checks for gun buyers. Republicans leapt into immediate competition for the title of extremist best able to distort Obama's ultra-limited, ultra-reasonable directives as a monstrous government plot to destroy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness on the shooting range. Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won faster than a trigger pull by disseminating an image of a determined-looking Obama in a storm-trooper outfit with the headline, "Obama...
  • Ted Cruz's Surge is Real: Now Leads in California

    01/06/2016 6:53:40 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-06-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz not only leads in Iowa, but also in California: A new Field Poll in California finds Ted Cruz has surged ahead of his GOP presidential rivals with 25%, followed by Donald Trump at 23%, Marco Rubio at 13%, Ben Carson at 9%, Rand Paul at 6%, and Jeb Bush at 4%. And that isn't the only good news in this poll for Cruz. It also shows that he's now twice as likely to be GOP voters' second choice. This means that he will continue to surge if (or when) some of his rivals get out...
  • Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Are Poised to Seize the GOP Nomination

    01/05/2016 8:49:02 PM PST · by VinL · 58 replies
    Observer ^ | 1/5/16 | Brent Budowsky
    If Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz join forces during the primary season, running as a potential ticket with either one taking the position at the top, the civil war that now plagues the Republican Party would almost certainly end as a rout of the GOP establishment and a sweeping victory for the anti-establishment rebellion that would choose the nominee. The mathematics of the hostile takeover of the GOP by the anti-establishment wing of the party are so obvious that the idea of a Trump-Cruz ticket, or a Cruz-Trump ticket, must have occurred to both candidates. Messrs. Trump and Cruz,...
  • Poll: Americans are angry; Republicans madder than Democrats

    01/04/2016 9:19:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2016 | Rick Moran
    An interesting poll from Esquire/NBC News trying to measure how angry the country is.  The "American Rage Quiz" is an attempt to gauge public anger as they confront politics, media, and changes in the culture. Washington Times: “We the people are pissed. The body politic is burning up. And the anger that courses through our headlines and news feeds - about injustice and inequality, about marginalization and disenfranchisement, about what they are doing to us—shows no sign of abating.” the Esquire editors declare. “Seventy-three percent of whites say they get angry at least once a day, as compared with...
  • Ted Cruz to His Supporters: 'Strap on the Full Armor of God, Attacks Are Coming'

    01/02/2016 2:39:19 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 264 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Ted Cruz isn't only surging in the polls -- he's now in second place nationally and leads in Iowa -- he is also raising a truckload of money. In the last quarter of 2015 alone the Republican presidential candidate received almost $20 million from his supporters. Not bad for a grassroots candidate who's despised and hated by his own party's leadership team. Small wonder then that Cruz bragged about these results during a phone call with supporters, adding that he's confident he'll be the Republican nominee -- soon: "There’s a very good possibility that the Republican primary will be decided...
  • Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio Against Cruz

    12/30/2015 9:28:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 30, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Do supporters of the Christian right candidates Ted Cruz has eclipsed hate him so much they'd sabotage their own heroes? The late stages of the invisible primary would not be complete without reports of intrigue and skullduggery in Iowa, with campaigns forming tactical alliances against common enemies. We have one today from National Review's Tim Alberta and Eliana Johnson, who report that supporters of the last two caucus winners, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, are so bitter at being eclipsed by Ted Cruz that they are conspiring to block the Texan and instead elevate Marco Rubio. There's only one problem...
  • WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu

    12/30/2015 5:32:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, Members of Congress, American Jewish Groups Dec. 30, 2015 7:23am Sharona Schwartz Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the target of National Security Agency eavesdropping which also netted the private conversations of members of U.S. Congress and American Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The alleged spying took place despite a promise two years ago by President Barack Obama -- after it was revealed that the NSA had listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls -- that the U.S. "will not monitor the communications of...
  • Strange Stillbirth of the Whig Party

    12/29/2015 12:03:31 PM PST · by LS · 30 replies
    self | 12/29/2015 | LS
    Every once in a while a scholar will write an absolutely pathbreaking article . . . then disappear. No books. No other articles. Sometimes they fail to get tenure, sometimes it's a health problem, sometimes they change research direction. One of the most fascinating people I have come across is a historian named Lynn Marshall, who in 1967 wrote what I thought was one of the most profound articles ever---in the prestigious American Historical Review. He briefly taught at my school, the U. of California, Santa Barbara and word was (unverified) that he failed to get tenure. Marshall produced no...
  • Repubs crazy for “Keeping Sharia Law out of a city near you”

    12/28/2015 11:10:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Dems: Red Light Alert: President Barack Obama’s ally MoveOn, self-described as “one of of the most powerful—and effective—progressive groups in the nation”, wants Americans brought under the boot of Islamic Sharia law. MoveOn lists “Keeping Sharia law out of a city near you” on a December 27 email to members as one of the reasons why “the whole Republican field just keeps getting crazier”. MoveOn activists are in panic mode that Donald Trump could really get elected.
  • Merry Christmas from Judicial Watch

    12/28/2015 10:07:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Note: This Christmas message was so popular last year that I've decided to share it with you again, with a minor revision to bring it up to date. TF On Christmas Day, 1776, the American Revolution appeared to be dead. George Washington's Continental Army had been driven out of New Jersey. The British and Hessian troops, who assumed the serious fighting was over, had entered winter quarters. King George III and the British Parliament appeared set to continue an abusive set of policies that American colonists said deprived them of their rights as Englishmen. The battle cry of "No...
  • Can we finally dismiss the fake “experts” who declared Trump’s candidacy dead so many times?

    12/28/2015 9:08:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is teaching America how to be great again. He is also giving lessons on how to stand up for ourselves and not be worried about what self-appointed “experts” have to say. In this last week of 2015, when so many silly “year- end” lists are being posted by a media “just exhausted” from attacking Trump, a list of the times the fake “experts” were wrong about Trump is in order. They KNEW these events would end Trump’s candidacy and were wrong each time. In June, when Trump announced his candidacy, he was mocked with backhanded praised when they...
  • Deep Democrat-GOP divide looks to make abortion issue ‘bubble over’ in campaign, activists say

    12/27/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | December 28, 2015 | The Associated Press
    With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate races. And the opposing camps will be further energized by Republican-led congressional investigations of women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood and by Supreme Court consideration of tough anti-abortion laws in Texas....
  • 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.
  • Republicans and the Decline of Religion: Americans' diminishing faith may pose problems for GOP.

    12/25/2015 7:49:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/25/2015 | Mona Charen
    About 15 years ago, on Christmas Eve, our family departed from the traditional American Jewish observance of the holiday (ordering Chinese takeout) and elected to find an open restaurant. We drove to the local city center (or what passes for it in suburbia) and were stunned to find that not only were all the restaurants open, they were also packed. I had pictured my Christian friends and neighbors at home, gathered around the table Norman Rockwell–style, eating goose or ham or whatever gentiles eat bathed in the twinkling lights of decorated trees. In fact, I liked to think of them...
  • Betting Market Names Ted Cruz the GOP Front-runner

    12/23/2015 6:09:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 23, 2015 | Eric Levitz
    Ted Cruz was once the GOP Establishment’s top internal enemy. The Texas senator built a national following by forcing his party into doomed crusades against the reality of divided government, and then, in the face of inevitable defeat, disparaging his senior colleagues as weak-kneed RINOs. As of last year, the idea that the GOP would name the Senate’s most-hated man as its standard-bearer was almost unthinkable. And then a billionaire reality star decided to spend his late-life crisis surfing a wave of xenophobia to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Six months later, Trump has taken a commanding lead in the Republican primary...
  • The Known — and Unknown — Unknowns in the Republican Presidential Race Ahead

    12/22/2015 5:51:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/22/2015 | Miachel Barone
    Some observations on the 2016 presidential race as we head into the dark period, i.e., the two weeks of Christmas and New Year’s holidays in which no one has ever dared, at least in the past, to conduct any polls. Those of us who pick over poll results will have to fly blind until the week starting January 4. Which leaves us with two weeks to ponder, without much in the way of further evidence, the known unknowns of the 2016 Republican campaign cycle. They include: 1) How many of Donald Trump's supporters will actually vote in caucuses and primaries?...
  • Face It: Trump's The True GOP Favorite Now

    12/20/2015 5:35:51 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 128 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    There's something the chattering classes along the Acela Corridor don't want to say about Donald Trump: He's the overwhelming favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination. For the Republican Party's conservative - in more ways than one - establishment, it's as if admitting that will make it come true. So instead, they squabble over who the "real front-runner is, whether it's Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz. Perhaps, the parlor wisdom holds, a dark horse like Chris Christie can overtake the field at the New Hampshire turn. For the first few months, the Trump deniers - loud on national television, insistent...
  • Fox News: ‘Fair and balanced’ — and very tough on Republican front-runners

    12/18/2015 6:02:20 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | December 18, 2015 | Callum Borchers
    There was a moment in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate when Donald Trump, as is his custom, complained about unfair lines of questioning. In an interview with Trump less than 24 hours later, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly gave the GOP front-runner another chance to air his grievances with CNN, which broadcast and moderated the rhetorical showdown from Las Vegas.
  • Despite Threats, Obamacare Still Winning

    12/18/2015 4:30:42 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 14 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | December 18, 2015 22:56 GMT | Not Listed
    Another year gone. Another year of the Affordable Care Act's opponents moving further from - not closer to - getting their way on health care. How so? This week's omnibus deal, which was approved Friday by the U.S. House and Senate, provided a clear view once again of the uphill climb Republicans face in repealing Obamacare. The omnibus negotiations never included talk of repeal, because that's a non-starter among Democrats and the White House. Instead, Republicans were left to chip away at the health law they hate. They did so by postponing two important Obamacare taxes - the Cadillac tax...
  • Trump Change: Trump Treads Water This Week

    12/18/2015 9:56:33 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Rasmussen Reports
    Confidence that Donald Trump will be next year’s Republican presidential candidate is down slightly following the last GOP pre-primary debate of the year. The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly Trump Change survey finds that 66% of Likely Republican Voters still believe Trump will end up as their party’s 2016 nominee, with 27% who say it’s Very Likely. But that’s down from 70% and 31% respectively last week. Unchanged from a week ago are the 27% who say he is unlikely to be nominated, but that includes only 10% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click...
  • 20 Things Smart Republicans Secretly Know

    12/17/2015 5:03:43 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Rant Political ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Rackoff
    Politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle like to say outrageous things. But at the end of the day, we all know that much of it is just a cheap shot to get a rise out of the other side. These are things that thoughtful, smart Republicans know, but probably won't admit out loud. You're not going to tell anybody, are you?
  • CNN'S December 15 Republican primary debate scores 18 million viewers on Tuesday

    12/16/2015 10:51:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/16/2015 | Stephen Battaglio
    Donald Trump and the other candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are still the hottest stars of prime time. The fifth GOP debate averaged 18 million viewers on CNN on Tuesday, continuing the run of monster ratings for the events that in past years were watched mostly by political junkies at this point of the campaign cycle. Before this year, the previous high for a Republican primary debate was ABC's telecast on Dec. 10, 2011, scoring 7.6 million viewers according to Nielsen. Tuesday's telecast from Las Vegas, moderated by anchor Wolf Blitzer, was the second GOP debate carried by...
  • Former Clinton Spokesman: 'Republicans Aren’t Out To Destroy Women'

    12/13/2015 5:59:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The war on women was used as an effective rallying cry during the 2012 elections, which mobilized single, college-educated, and urban-based women to flock to the polls for Democrats. Yet, Democrats never moved beyond this fundraising ploy, which saw it backfire on them in the 2014 midterms. Now, we have a former Clinton spokesperson saying there isn't a Republican war on women, though he also reminded conservatives that there isn't a war on religion or the military; I'll let you debate the latter amongst yourselves (viaInside Sources): "I do not believe that there's any sort of Republican war on women,"...
  • Donald Trump Goes Nuclear: Let's Face It, Ted Cruz 'Is a Bit of a Maniac'

    12/13/2015 7:33:18 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 387 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    In what's more evidence that Donald Trump is becoming completely unhinged, he is now stooping so low as to label Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz "a bit of a maniac": "I don’t think he’s qualified to be president… I don’t think he has the right temperament. I don’t think he’s got the right judgment… You look at the way he’s dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there like a — you know, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. You’re never going to get things done that way." He added: "Look, I built a phenomenal business. I’m...
  • Huge News in Des Moines Register Poll: Cruz Surges to First with 31%, Trump Follows with 21%

    12/13/2015 2:02:08 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Is the tide turning against Donald Trump in Iowa? According to the latest Des Moines Register poll the answer is "yes." The billionaire businessman and loose cannon extraordinaire has fallen to second place in the poll with 21 percent. He picked up 2 percentage points since the last poll, but is trailing Ted Cruz by 10 percentage points. The senator from Texas is now the favorite of 31 percent of Republican voters in Iowa. There are two stories here. The first is that Trump has peaked in Iowa. The second story is Cruz's amazing surge. The senator is rapidly ascending;...
  • Republican power brokers trying to steal nomination

    12/11/2015 5:27:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/15 | Jeff Crouere
    It will be the end of the Republican Party, as true conservatives are sick and tired of being used, abused and ignored With the Iowa caucuses getting closer and Donald Trump continuing to lead in the polls, the Republican Party power brokers are getting desperate. It certainly looks like the GOP establishment will stop at nothing to wrest the party’s nomination away from Trump. On Monday night, a group of moderate insiders met with Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They discussed the possibility of a brokered convention in Cleveland next July if Trump swept...
  • Conservative backlash grows against brokered convention

    12/11/2015 3:44:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Anti-establishment Republicans are up in arms over talk of a brokered Republican Party convention. Ben Carson warned a brokered convention would "destroy" the GOP, while supporters of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) expressed dismay that party leaders would take part in meetings considering the possibility. "This is clearly their contingency to stop Trump and Cruz at all costs," Iowa radio host Steve Deace, who is supporting Cruz for president, told The Hill. "These people would rather lose elections than lose control of the party. And they'd rather have Hillary in the White House than someone the GOP base...
  • Donald Trump Takes to Twitter, Goes After Ted Cruz

    12/11/2015 11:19:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-11-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Oh my, it looks like Donald Trump is angry with Ted Cruz: [QUOTES FROM THE DONALD] According to the New York Times, Cruz recently told fundraisers that he was convinced voters would flock to him -- rather than to Trump or Ben Carson -- because of national security and foreign policy concerns: "You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it's given a seriousness to this race, that people are looking for: Who is prepared to be a commander-in-chief? Who understands the threats we face? Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button? Now that's a question...
  • Trump Change: Rasmussen Reports 70% of Republican Voters Believe Trump Will Be Their Nominee

    12/11/2015 9:37:05 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Staff
    Belief among Republicans that Donald Trump is their next likely presidential candidate continues to rise despite his condemnation by nearly all the other GOP candidates for proposing a temporary ban on immigrants from Muslim countries. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters now believe Trump is likely to be their party’s nominee, with 31% who say it’s Very Likely. This overall figure is up from 68% last week but still falls short of the survey’s all-time high of 74% in late October. Interestingly, however, the number who say a Trump nomination is Very...
  • With Trump soaring, Republicans see possibility of brokered convention

    12/11/2015 7:29:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/2015 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Donald Trump leading a splintered field, top Republican Party officials are keeping open the possibility that the fight to be the party's presidential candidate could stretch to the nominating convention in July, officials said on Thursday. A so-called "brokered convention," in which no single candidate has a sufficient number of nominating delegates to become the presidential nominee in the November election, used to be a common feature of American politics. But there has not been one in more than 60 years. The possibility that the Republican battle for a nominee will extend to the July 18-21...
  • 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.
  • AP Poll: Republicans wary of immigration from Middle East [So are half of Independents]

    12/09/2015 10:17:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 12/09/2015 | By JULIE PACE and EMILY SWANSON
    With his call for blocking Muslims from entering the United States, Donald Trump may be tapping into deep concern among Republican voters about allowing Middle Eastern immigrants into the country, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. In particular, majority of Republicans see a high risk that refugees from Syria will commit acts of religious and political violence in the U.S., the poll finds. The poll was conducted before Trump made his contentious proposal on Monday, so it does not reflect public opinion about the plan. But it indicates a suspicion of newcomers from the region where Muslims predominate and...