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  • Trump Is All Set For A New Record And Will Beat George W. Bush Record of 10.8M!!

    05/02/2016 8:08:21 AM PDT · by scottycraig · 9 replies
    The last record was set in 2000 by George W. Bush, who earned 10.8 million votes. Looking at Trump’s campaign, he will most likely knock this record. (Excerpt) Read more at KokoSoup
  • What do YOU belong to?

    04/30/2016 1:45:41 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 21 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 30, 2016 | Dan Miller
    The Demorat and Publican parties appear to believe that since we belong to them they own us and can control us. Until recently, they were right. Now, at least for the Publican Party, not so much. The Federal Government also believes that we belong to it, that it owns us and that hordes of unelected bureaucrats can and should control us; it's all for our own good, of course, they would say (but it's mainly for theirs). Perhaps, if we continue to change the Publican Party, we will have opportunities to change the Federal Government as well. The Demorat Party...
  • American voters now agree with Donald Trump: He’s the ‘presumptive nominee’ for GOP: poll

    04/30/2016 11:03:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump declared he was the “presumptive nominee” this week, much news coverage challenged him on it. A new survey reveals that GOP voters appear to agree with Mr. Trump: 89 percent now agree that the candidate will win the nomination, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday. The number of Republican voters who believe Mr. Trump will be the nominee has risen by 18 percentage points in less than a week. The poll analysis cites his sweeping primary victories in New York and five other states in recent days as deciding factors. “To show...
  • The chaos of ‘Splitsville America’

    04/28/2016 8:53:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/16 | Judi McLeod
    50-shades-of-bray Clinton used the wrong mimic when she barked like a dog at an event last month. Some of us can already hear her braying her way to certain victory The donkeys are braying. That’s what donkeys do when they sniff excitement in the air. They bray loudest while waiting for the mainstream media to bring on their feed. It was the Democrat donkeys that imposed a 50-50 polarization on America back in 2008 when they, taking savvy advantage of social media’s celebrity cult of the day, introduced Barack Hussein Obama from a surrealistic Greek column facade. Roughly 50% of...
  • 76% of GOP Voters Rate Their Own Congress as Out of Touch

    04/27/2016 8:21:05 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | March 22, 2016
    No wonder Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are winning the Republican primaries: GOP voters are more fed up than ever with their elected representatives in Washington, D.C. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Likely Republican Voters say Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters from throughout the nation over the past several years, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up from 65% in January of last year and the highest finding since we first asked this question just after Election Day in November 2008.
  • Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, ‘political opportunism’

    04/23/2016 10:00:20 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 23-April-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans. But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a “transparent effort to win votes.” The governor’s executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.
  • HUGE: Ted Cruz Earns FOUR Critical California Endorsements!

    04/22/2016 5:50:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 22, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Today the Cruz campaign announced the endorsements of former Chairmen of the California Republican Party John S. Herrington and Tirso del Junco. They join former CRP Chairmen Ron Nehring and Michael Schroeder on the Cruz team From the campaign statement: “As a member of President Reagan’s cabinet, I’ve seen first-hand how a great leader can change the course of our nation. Ted Cruz is the proven conservative leader our country needs to lead us to prosperity once again,” said Herrington. John S. Herrington served as President Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1981-83, Deputy Assistant for Presidential Personnel from...
  • Touré: Prince Was a 'Conservative' and 'Republican'

    04/22/2016 4:28:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will this stem the MSM's flood of deserved praise for Prince? It turns out that Touré--better known in these parts as a former spoke in MSNBC's since-cancelled Cycle--is also a Prince biographer, his book published in 2013. Appearing on With All Due Respect today, Touré cited two sources: Prince's former sound engineer, and a member of his band, for the proposition that Prince was a "conservative" and a "Republican." Touré embraced the notion himself, but offered a pejorative notion of what it means to be a conservative: "I am making money, I'm successful, I want this money and this success...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • President Hillary Clinton

    04/21/2016 4:01:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On January, 20, 2017, President Hillary Clinton might just become a reality. With her face set in the tight unpleasant grimace that is the closest she can come to smiling, she will take the oath of office on a bible, her Alinsky thesis or an Eleanor Roosevelt Ouija board vowing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
  • Wanted: Street Activists to ‘Change the World … and Get Paid’ (Rent-a-mobs for Cleveland)

    04/20/2016 8:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 20, 2016 | Kevin Mooney
    Calling community activists: If you’re a committed, left-leaning activist who’d like to take part in “grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment, and livelihood of Ohio communities,” then Ohio Citizen Action has got a job for you. And it’s one that pays reasonably well, with benefits on top. This could be an especially nice deal for recent college graduates looking to help create a little drama in Cleveland when the Republican National Convention convenes in July. Just google Craigslist and Ohio Citizen Action, and you get an advertisement that declares: “Change the World and GET PAID … $80/day (Downtown...
  • Shepard Smith: Former NY Senator D’Amato Told Me RNC Will Change Rules to Give Kasich a Shot

    04/20/2016 10:32:32 AM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 20, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    On his Fox News program last night, Shepard Smith revealed a conversation he said he had with former New York Senator Alfonse D’Amato in which D’Amato was quoted as saying that the Republican National Committee will change the rules to give Gov. John Kasich a shot at the nomination.
  • Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

    04/17/2016 7:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2016 | CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. Faced with ever-increasing sources of...
  • I said I wouldn’t back Donald Trump at the GOP convention. Then the threats began.

    04/17/2016 3:37:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | April 15, 2016 | Craig Dunn, Chairman, Howard County Republican Party
    The first email I opened had the subject line, “Trump Bull****.” The message was pretty simple: “You sorry mother******! I hope the worst for you and yours!” The next email had the unambiguous subject line, “Traitor of the people and what was the Conservative party/now the conjoined twin of the Progressive left.” This missive carried a religious message: “God calls me to pray for my enemies and you are my enemy. Your thinking causes you to be a traitor to the citizenry. Imagine the disgrace U R.” What was the heinous offense that I committed that made me, according to...
  • It’s on: Tensions between Trump and the GOP escalate in public fight

    04/15/2016 7:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 137 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr.15, 2016 | Jenna Johnson and Ed O'Keefe
    Tensions between the Republican Party and its own front-runner erupted into a full-blown public battle as top party officials rebuked Donald Trump on Friday for alleging that the GOP primary system was “rigged” against him. The dispute, which has been simmering for days, centers on Trump’s failure to win any delegates last weekend in Colorado, which selected its 34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. All went to Trump’s chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The outcome prompted a daily stream of complaints and allegations this week from Trump, who wrote in an...
  • Vote the Platform, Not the Man(ner)

    04/13/2016 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/16 | David Solway
    Harper was regarded by the press and a plurality of Canadians pretty much as Trump is currently viewed by establishment Republicans, sanctimonious conservatives and a partisan media Recently, I’ve been corresponding with a friend on the ever-contentious subject of Donald Trump, a man whom my interlocutor finds objectionable on both political and personal grounds. Political positions can be discussed and debated even if they do not produce agreement or compromise, but a personal animadversion cannot be met with argument. My correspondent considers Trump an unreconstructed vulgarian, loud, ill-mannered and abrasive, all of which apparently render him unfit for office. He...
  • What happens if there’s no clear GOP nominee

    04/12/2016 11:21:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | April 12, 2016
    JUDY WOODRUFF: And we begin with politics tonight. As we just heard, the race for the White House is partly a battle for delegates, and neither party has a candidate with enough delegates yet to clinch the nomination. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are within a few hundred pledged delegates of one another. But add in superdelegates, and she has a commanding lead. For Republicans, Donald Trump leads the delegate count, with Ted Cruz a few hundred behind, and John Kasich well back. The GOP still has contests too come in 16 states, including New York, Pennsylvania, and California....
  • Dems giddy over reported Laura Bush endorsement for Hillary Clinton

    04/12/2016 6:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Carmine Savia
    Dems giddy over reported Laura Bush endorsement for Hillary Clinton April 11, 2016 | Carmine Sabia | Print Article Democrats giddy about Laura Bush‘s recent comments on the presidential election are getting a dose of reality. Last week, the former first lady was speaking at the Women In The World summit in New York when she made a statement that caused some to jump to the conclusion that Mrs. Bush is “ready for her.” “I want our next president — whoever he or she might be — to be somebody who is interested in women in Afghanistan and who will...
  • Sanders, Cruz Appear To Have Edge On Organizing Before Oregon's Primary

    04/12/2016 4:04:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jeff Mapes
    The presidential campaigns are becoming more active in Oregon, with Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz appearing to be the most organized in their respective races for the state’s May 17 primary. Sanders has opened four offices in the state – in Portland, Eugene, Bend and Medford – and his state director, Monte Jarvis, said hundreds of volunteers are gearing up for a major door-to-door canvassing effort in advance of the Democratic primary. On the Republican side, Cruz is recruiting a network of statewide volunteers and has already made a big push to get as many supporters as possible...
  • Bill meant to redirect highway money to state general fund

    04/10/2016 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KSNT ^ | April 10, 2016 | Chris Arnold
    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A statewide, month long initiative to put the clamps on a Senate bill is underway. Senate Bill 463 is aimed at redirecting highway money to the state general fund. This weekend, the Kansas Contractors Association is running ads targeting lawmakers to get them to just say no. It’s called Detour Greenlight and it’s pointed to 24 legislators they believe detour, or normally vote against protecting road and bridge funding. It also names some who they say are for strong spending on roads. “To redirect the little bit of sales tax that goes into the pot to...
  • Could Powerful GOP Oligarchs Bribe Trump's Delegates in Order to Stop Trump?

    04/09/2016 8:18:36 AM PDT · by pinochet · 40 replies
    I first want to make it very clear, that I admire rich people, and do not believe in class warfare. But I distinguish between two types of rich people. The first is those who made it on their own, without bribing (through lobbyists, etc) to get inflated government contracts. The second is those who got rich through family connections and inflated government contracts (remember those DoD toilet seats worth $400). I admire the former, because they keep the American economy going. I do not admire the latter, because they steal the wealth of the middle-class. Oligarchs are those rich people...
  • Want to be a delegate to the GOP convention? It's not easy

    04/09/2016 2:01:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Steven Ohlemacher, The Associated Press
    So, you want to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention? You could have a rare opportunity to help make history, if none of the Republican presidential candidates reaches the target 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination on the first ballot. And maybe — just maybe — billionaire businessman Donald Trump will take you for a spin on Trump Force One. Now, if you're looking to jump on the bandwagon today, the bad news is it's probably too late. Most state parties haven't picked their delegates yet, but in general, they're looking for people who have demonstrated loyalty...
  • Wisconsin exit poll: More than 1/3 of Republicans won't vote GOP if Trump — or Cruz — is nominee

    04/06/2016 1:37:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from last night. In case you thought there’s even a whisper of a chance that the GOP will win this November, disabuse yourself of that now. It’s not just #NeverTrump that threatens to sink the party. It’s #NeverCruz too. When asked what they would do if Cruz were the GOP nominee in November, only 65 percent of Wisconsin Republicans said they’d vote for him. The remainder instead would vote for a third-party candidate (18 percent), vote for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton (7 percent) or not vote at all (6 percent).The numbers got slightly worse for the Republican...
  • I'm finished with the Republican Party... Are you? (vanity)

    04/05/2016 6:39:49 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 255 replies
    5 April, 2016 | Me
    I've only recently become a Trump supporter. I was leaning toward Cruz, but couldn't go with him when he decided to collude with the GOPe, fully knowing (I have to imagine) that there wasn't a snowball's chance in Hell they would pick him in a contested convention. It's obvious that the GOP has decided to self destruct. Their disregard for conservatives and their complete disdain for the middle and working class has turned my stomach. I've turned in my membership. I'm finished for good with the Republican Party. I've decided to go Independant from this point forward, and I've gotten...
  • Conservative Republican Movement Is Brain Dead

    04/04/2016 9:23:38 AM PDT · by kathsua · 156 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 4th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Conservative Republicans support for Sen. Ted Cruz indicates that the conservative movement is brain dead. If Cruz is the best candidate they can find, then conservatives obviously have nothing to offer. Cruz may be the only Republican presidential aspirant who is dumber than Hillary Clinton.
  • Way Over the Line

    04/03/2016 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/16 | Michael Obrendorf
    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! When are Americans, aka, We, the People, going to draw a red line in the sand for the Liar-in-Chief, the Fraud in the Rainbow House, the Lead-From-Behind taqiyyah Muslim and his apologists? How often are we going to sit quietly while he covers up for Muslim terrorists who savagely murder innocent Americans? How many more times must we allow him to imply that we are bigots for seeing Islam for what it is: a political/judicial system known as Shariah that uses “religion” to get submission by its followers, that is spread by barbaric...
  • Trump Ally Roger Stone Says He’s Planning “Days Of Rage” At The Convention

    04/03/2016 2:22:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rosie Gray
    The former Trump adviser says he’s planning protests and rallies in Cleveland — and street theater. Roger Stone, the longtime Republican political operative and current ally of Donald Trump, says he’s trying to organize protests at the Republican convention in Cleveland this summer to disrupt any effort by the party to “steal” the nomination from the frontrunner. Stone tweeted several times on Friday evening about his plans, announcing a “Stop the Steal March on Cleveland” and calling on supporters to get to Cleveland for the convention in July. Stone told BuzzFeed News over email that he is planning “#DaysofRage,” a...
  • THE FIX IS IN- GOP Leader Priebus Says He Won’t Turn Over Party to Trump if He Wins

    04/02/2016 3:49:53 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 145 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-02-2016 | Jim Hoft
    If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination this summer, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is vowing not to give the billionaire’s campaign control over the party leading up to the November election, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times said Priebus “has also let it be known that he does not plan to let the Trump campaign take over the party apparatus if he captures the nomination. “At an off-the-record happy hour with reporters last week, Mr. Priebus said clearly that, regardless of precedent, he would not be layered over by Mr. Trump’s loyalists,...
  • Fabians Well & Alive in America - 2016

    04/02/2016 6:45:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/16 | Sandra Carney
    The Republicans I watch with shock and dismay at the attitude from people who vote Republican. The vitriol against the two candidates by supporters on each side is troubling to say the least. One thing we can say about the Democrats. They support Sanders or Clinton but don’t indulge in this pure trashing of the other. Under the guise of “Social Justice” this narcotic has been rammed down our throats I’ve seen lies, innuendos and abject distortions on both Cruz and Trump. In every instance, they can be explained and have been by each candidate at nauseam. But as the...
  • America Needs Congressional Term-Limits And A President From Outside-the-Beltway

    04/02/2016 6:38:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/16 | Gail Jarvis
    Cutthroat Republican interference with this presidential election might cause a lot of Americans to finally acknowledge that a congress composed of well-fed career politicians is not beneficial to the public In the 1960s, when flower children replaced American traditions with a “feel-good” counter-culture, their rallying cry was: “Don’t trust anyone over 30.” Now in their declining years, these elderly flower children must surely experience deja vu when they witness the antics of today’s post-pubertal do-gooders. Like the flower children, today’s young people are driven to correct what they perceive as society’s flaws. This is their “Rite of Passage”, the sociological...
  • Insiders: Ted Cruz will capture Wisconsin - Democrats expect a Bernie Sanders victory.

    04/01/2016 3:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 194 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 1, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    Ted Cruz will deal Donald Trump an emphatic defeat in Wisconsin next week. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus – a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 10 key battleground states. Nearly nine-in-10 Republicans in those states chose Cruz as the likely winner of next Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary. Among Democrats, Caucus members by a nearly two-to-one margin predicted Bernie Sanders would defeat Hillary Clinton. In the Republican race, insiders said Cruz has surged ahead of Trump in Wisconsin thanks to GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement and an electorate that isn’t as favorable to Trump as those in other...
  • Hey Wisconsin/Republicans: It’s Only Trump

    04/01/2016 11:14:36 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/30/2016 | Ann Coulter
    "The only question for Republicans is: Which candidate can win states that Mitt Romney lost?" "Trump is saying he’ll bring in lots of new people, as he has throughout the primaries. In the Florida GOP primary, for example, Trump got nearly half a million more votes than Romney did in 2012 — and about half a million new people voted. Trump may be wrong, but it’s insane to say that it’s impossible for him to bring out new voters."
  • Cruz Hater Karl Rove: Let's Go With a Fresh Face at the Convention!

    04/01/2016 5:36:15 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Karl Rove, establishment hack extraordinaire, has cobbled up a new plan to deny a proven conservative (read: Ted Cruz) the nomination. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, the former George W. Bush strategist also known as The Architect explained what he and his fellow establishmentarians have in mind: "I think, though, that let’s say this. If we have somebody who we think has, has been battle tested, and has strong conservative principles and the ability to articulate them, and they are nominated at this convention, there will be a lot of acrimony from the people who were seeking the nomination....
  • Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

    03/31/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation's third-largest district in what could be an early glimpse of a more prolonged strike still to come. Some 27,000 Chicago Teachers Union members have been working without a contract since June. They've overwhelmingly authorized an open-ended strike like the one that closed schools for more than a week in 2012, though that would still be weeks away. The union and its allies say Friday's action is an attempt to draw attention to their fight for a new...
  • Americans Against the Republican Party hate group gets Facebook Page

    03/28/2016 12:11:48 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/2016
    Featuring: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/03/28/this-guy-brought-an-assault-rifle-to-church-but-he-was-black-so-he-got-arrested-video/ http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/03/28/carson-warns-gop-nominate-trump-or-suffer-absolute-destruction-video/ http://author.addictinginfo.org/2016/03/28/this-is-clintons-supreme-court-plan-and-it-could-destroy-senate-republicans/ http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/03/23/watch-this-cbs-host-utterly-demolish-ted-cruz-for-being-racist/ And Much More!
  • GOP bracing for nomination battle in Cleveland

    03/27/2016 1:41:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | March 27, 2016 | DAN TUOHY
    A roller-coaster election season looks like it could go off the rails with a possible contested GOP presidential convention in July.Gargiulo, one of 11 New Hampshire delegates Trump is sending to Cleveland, is bracing for a close finish — maybe even an attempt at a convention fight, given Cruz and Kasich remain in the race. It would not be without consequences for the party, he contends. -
  • Penises, Prostitutes and Trophy Wives. What has happened to the Conservative movement?

    03/27/2016 10:40:13 AM PDT · by Bruce Navin
    Bruce Navin
    Donald Trump is likely on the verge of losing the Republican primary, falling short of the number of delegates required to win the presidential nomination. But, as bullies are wont to do, Trump is now trying desperately to change the rules—to argue that the nomination should go not to the candidate who wins 1,237 delegates but to whoever comes closest. Here are the hard facts: As of today, 32 states have cast votes in the Republican presidential race through primaries, caucuses or conventions. In every single one of them, the anti-Trump forces have won a majority. In 22 of those...
  • Why Permitless Carry has Taken so Long in Idaho: Three Powerful House Chairs Oppose it

    03/27/2016 5:49:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho is a strong Republican state.  It is known for being Second Amendment friendly.  The reason it took so long to pass permitless or "Constitutional" carry is epitomized by the three Republican committee chairs shown above.  All three chose to vote against permitless carry.  They were the only Republicans in the House to do so. It says a great deal that these powerful people chose this political hill to die on.  Why?  Why not vote for the bill, and at least camouflage your actions?  How many are in the Idaho legislature who did exactly that? These are only the...
  • Time to get ready for the Unbound Delegate Primary?

    03/26/2016 1:58:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The smooth nature of major-party presidential nominations in the primary era has produced a general electorate that remains blissfully unaware of how they work in practice. For the past 60-plus years, neither party has needed more than one ballot to nominate a candidate, although it has come close for both -- 1976 for Republicans, 1984 for Democrats. Most Americans just assume that primaries and caucuses produce delegate allocations that remain bound to a candidate, and that the voting in each state will determine the nominee. That's ... not always the case. The close race in the Republican nomination contest may...
  • 'Consider Clinton,' former Bush official tells hawkish Republicans

    03/23/2016 12:01:54 PM PDT · by georgiegirl · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/16/16 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    "...if foreign policy is how you vote, if that is your central concern, if counterterrorism is what worries you, how do you not consider Hillary Clinton in November?" she added. Earlier in the program, Wallace said "the conversations happening in private with Republican consultants is that if you are not a social conservative, there is less and less rationale for hardened opposition to Hillary Clinton."
  • Trump, Republicans beat Democrats In Arizona (Vanity)

    03/23/2016 6:29:58 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Last evening on CNN, the "panel" declared that Hillary Clinton and the Democrat party were out pacing, Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party In Arizona in the numbers of primary voters. Fact is they were dead wrong. Here are the results per "Politico" Republicans - 519, 000 votes Democrats - 397,000 votes Donald J. Trump - 246,482 votes Hillary Clinton - 231,752 votes The media of CNN lies once again!!!
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies he’s open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • George Will’s Misguided Attack on Senate Republicans Regarding the Supreme Court Nomination

    03/21/2016 7:07:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/21/2016 | Ed Whelan
    In his latest column, George Will charges that Senate Republicans have had an “incoherent response to the Supreme Court vacancy” that “is a partisan reflex in search of a justifying principle.” But it’s Will’s attack on Senate Republicans that lacks coherence: 1. Will purports to present five reasons that Senate Republicans have provided for their determination to keep the vacancy open until after the election. But his presentation of those supposed reasons isn’t at all fair. For starters, Will entirely omits what I understand to be the predominant reason: that filling the Scalia vacancy with an Obama pick would drive...
  • EXCLUSIVE: RNC Condemns Bill Kristol’s Anti-Trump Third Party as ‘Helping to Elect Hillary Clinton’

    03/20/2016 4:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 20, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON--The Republican National Committee (RNC) is throwing cold water on pundit Bill Kristol's efforts to form a third party to challenge Donald Trump in the general election. Bill Kristol, son of Irving, is trying to get retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry to run independently if the GOP Establishment can't figure out how to broker the convention in Cleveland to deny Trump the nomination. RNC spokesman Sean Spicer told Breitbart News that "any effort to facilitate a third party ultimately is helping to elect Hillary Clinton." "The Republican Party must be united to take back the...
  • Seems like Arizona Republicans can’t wait to vote for Trump

    03/19/2016 7:22:59 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 18, 2016 | Carl Campanile and Nolan Hicks
    Statistics from Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, show voters in Arizona’s largest county returned 249,703 ballots in the 2016 GOP presidential primary as of Thursday, more than the 248,128 cast for the entire 2012 contest.
  • Are We as Dumb as They Think We Are?

    03/19/2016 9:53:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    There is one good thing about people who insult our intelligence; they're probably misunderestimating the true level of our understanding. I’ve been called a fascist by communists and a communist by fascists. I’ve been called a pagan by Christians and a Christian by pagans. I’ve been called an optimist by pessimists and a pessimist by optimists. All of us have been labeled by others. We’ve all been called this by that and that by this, we’ve all had people try to insult us by how they refer to us, but when people insult our intelligence they are usually showing their...
  • P.C. – R.I.P.

    03/19/2016 9:52:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/16 | Scott Powell
    Shield of political correctness protecting the Democrat Party can continue to be exposed, shattered, the GOP is likely to broaden its base, widen its majority, gain influence in the culture, foreign policy, defeat ISIS, Radical Islam There should be no surprise that former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, who played a role in launching the political career of Barack Obama, was found among the street demonstrators in Chicago who succeeded in forcefully disrupting and shutting down Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign rally on March 11, injuring two police officers who were trying to maintain order. When Trump proceeded to move...
  • Make Trump Shut Up. It's Patriotic! [Satire]

    03/18/2016 11:49:35 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 18, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) guest author, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of Climate Change Causes Everything Bad, a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of green unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation has received substantial Federal grants. We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential Librul such as...
  • Bernie Sanders or bust? That's a stance based on privilege

    03/17/2016 9:48:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 7, 2016 | Michael Arceneaux
    People who refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton on principle may be able to ride out the storm of a Republican administration. Many of us can't As it becomes ever more likely that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination, a host of people have announced that they either won't vote for Clinton, or won't vote at all, if Bernie Sanders isn't the candidate on the ballot. I believe there's a self-righteousness about this that only people with a certain level of privilege can afford to have. Among them is the author of the recent Huffington Post column, "The Problem...
  • : Republican Establishment Suffering From "Affluenza," They "Just Don't Get It"

    03/17/2016 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 17,2016 | Ian Schwartz
    STEVE SCHMIDT: Think about the nitwit kid in Texas who was let off of his murderous drunk driving charges with the affluenza defense. The Republican establishment in Washington, D.C. has a case of affluenza. You have six of the ten wealthiest counties in the country surround Washington, D.C. You have a real estate market that took a narrow downturn but rebounded very quickly. You have a city that's insulated from economic distress, it's recession-proof to some degree. So this Republican establishment, the consulting class in Washington, D.C., these are not living wage jobs. And at the end of the day,...