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  • UC Irvine Suspends College Republicans For A Year Following Milo Event

    06/21/2016 5:59:20 PM PDT · by orchestra · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/21/2016 | Ken Kew
    The UC Irvine Republicans have been suspended for an entire year after they informed the administration of their plans to schedule another event on campus with Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • FULL LIST: Where every Republican in Congress stands on Donald Trump

    06/25/2016 4:25:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    From GOP leaders jumping on the Trump train to joining the #NeverTrump movement, here's the Washington Examiner's running list of where Republican members in Congress stand when it comes to supporting the party's probable nominee...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 199 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Could Delegate's New Lawsuit Derail Trump's Nomination?

    06/24/2016 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 132 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 24, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Friday challenging a state law that binds delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention. The outcome of the lawsuit could have significant implications for Donald Trump's nomination, as it will be a test case of a key argument being pushed by some Trump opponents who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...
  • Capital Hill Gun Control for Dummies

    06/23/2016 5:04:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-23-2016 | MOTUS
    Republicans could learn a thing or two from their Democrat colleagues – now they know how to not lose! Just say NO! Refuse to leave until you get your way.As is often the case with politicians, cats can best illustrate the basic differences.Republican cat faces its political enemy:Democrat cat, dealing with his political enemy:Butt now the conundrum: the 4th of July is coming up and many of these elected officials have parade commitments back in their districts. So don’t expect many of them to remain in the Capital Hill sandbox throughout the 4th of July break, I doubt that any...
  • Trump's 3 Challenges: Himself, Media and Republicans

    06/23/2016 4:42:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Larry Elder
    After finally getting the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Donald Trump frittered the goodwill away. Trump called a judge born in Indiana a "Mexican." Rather than apologize, Trump, at first, doubled and tripled down, until finally saying that he didn't mean that the judge's ethnicity equaled bias. That Trump fired his campaign manager shows that he's not oblivious to criticism. Reportedly, his children came to him and told him that now ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski must go. Trump's critics had called him immune to change, and Lewandowski's dismissal shows that they...
  • #NeverTrump Needs a Name Change

    06/22/2016 4:57:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Mike Gallagher
    My inbox was filled with excited emails from fellow Republicans reveling in the rough patch that Donald Trump seemed to be experiencing. “He’s finally done!” one exclaimed. “We tried to warn you guys of the catastrophe of Trump” said another. And this gem: “I’m so glad I refused to board the Trump Train now that it has officially derailed.” Never mind that every poll has Trump within striking distance of Mrs. Clinton or the release of another survey showing that 25% of Americans are undecided. These guys are convinced - for the umpteenth time this year - that it’s all...
  • 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
    Cleveland.com ^ | 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.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Fund-Raise For Republicans

    06/21/2016 6:32:09 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 6-21-2016 | Kif Leswing
    Kif LeswingJune 22, 2016 Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a private breakfast for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan next week, Politico reports. The breakfast is being hosted by Cook, according to the report, and not Apple itself. The event is expected to raise funds that will help elect House Republicans as well as Ryan. The move is a sign that Apple remains a bipartisan tech company, even as it has withdrawn its support for the Republican National Convention because of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's controversial views and campaign. Previously, Apple donated support to both the Republican and Democratic...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the party’s leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next month’s national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. “They write the rules, they make the decisions,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. “All I want to make sure is to make...
  • Anti-Trump delegates raising money for staff and a legal defense fund

    06/20/2016 5:10:02 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Supporters of a growing anti-Donald Trump movement announced plans Sunday to raise money for staff and a possible legal defense fund as they asked new recruits to help spread the word with less than a month until the Republican National Convention. Having started with just a few dozen delegates, organizers also said Sunday that they now count several hundred delegates and alternates as part of their campaign. "As we carefully consider not only the presidential nominee but the rules of the convention, the platform of the Republican Party and the vice presidential nominee, remember that this is true reality TV...
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • The Danger of Courting White Swing Voters

    06/19/2016 10:23:08 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rebecca Griffin
    It must be pretty sweet to be a white swing voter. Political campaigns blow millions of dollars catering to your every whim. Politicians ask what you think before they step out on a major policy program, despite the fact that your views aren’t representative of the majority of Americans. The changing demographics of this country mean it’s well past time to stop obsessing over a shrinking population that’s out of sync with the right direction for this country. Continuing to cater to those voters can have dire consequences, in politics and more importantly in policies that deeply impact people’s lives....
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Trump: ‘It would be helpful’ if Republicans would help him

    06/18/2016 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jill Colvin And Michelle Rindels, AP
    Donald Trump railed Saturday against efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party’s nominee, threatening at one point to stop fundraising if Republicans don’t rally around him. Speaking at a theater at the Treasure Island hotel on the Las Vegas strip, Trump referred to “an insurgent group” trying to deny him delegates at the party’s July convention.
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 152 replies
    TIME via Yahoo News ^ | June 17, 2016 | Staff
    John Kasich and two other prominent Republicans said on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s announcement speech that they won’t endorse him for president. Kasich, who ran against Trump in the primary, was asked on MSNBC Thursday about the pledge he signed saying he would support the eventual nominee. “It’s painful,” the Ohio governor said, NPR reports. “Look I’m sorry that this has happened. We’ll see where it ends up. I’m not making any final decision yet, but at this point, I just can’t do it.’
  • Graham on GOP: 'I'm so sorry we are where we are'

    06/16/2016 7:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump is "on the right path" by announcing he will meet with the National Rifle Association to talk about restricting people on terror watch lists from obtaining guns, but South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said that he could still not bring himself to support the presumptive Republican nominee. "Have you decided, are the two of you going to work together? Are you going to get on board with him?" asked "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt. Graham reiterated that he would not be supporting Trump or Hillary Clinton, because the Manhattan real-estate magnate has shown a "lack...
  • Paul Ryan's "flexibility" (aka "betrayal") on gun control compromise

    06/16/2016 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Javeth · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | October 23, 2015 | Tim Macy
    As I warned you in a previous alert, Rep. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty (giving the franchise to millions of anti-gun voters), and he has a record of compromising gun rights. For example, Ryan voted for the Thompson-King amendment last year — an anti-gun amendment that would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list. More names into the NICS system? You mean like adding more law-abiding veterans and senior citizens? These Americans have done nothing wrong, other than choosing to live in a country that wants to strip them...
  • After Orlando, Republican Party Unity Behind Trump Grows More Elusive

    06/14/2016 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    House Speaker Paul Ryan told a room of Republican donors and elites in Park City, Utah last weekend that he endorsed Donald Trump to keep the Republican Party together. That explanation implied that if the highest ranking Republican didn't support the top of the ticket and went against the legitimate winner of the primary electoral process that the Republican Party would limp forward as a divided party with no chance of electoral success. The Speaker suggested that he put party above personal preference for the sake of unity. Just days later, party unity appears even more fragile. Since wrapping up...
  • REPUBLICAN TRAITORS CONVENTION

    06/13/2016 8:00:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Why are some Republican Rats abandoning the ship as it rises on a swelling tide of popular support? Some factions with the Republican Party are doing their best to hand over the keys to the White House to the irretrievably corrupt pathological liar Hillary Clinton because they dislike presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. This suicidal gesture will help Barack Obama complete his fundamental transmogrification of America. The movement is being led by high-profile Republicans like two-time loser Mitt Romney and unsuccessful California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman who have proved over the years that they understand so little about electoral politics...
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania — and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together,” Trump said here Saturday. “They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.”
  • Donald Trump Tells Skeptical Republican Party Members to Fall in Line

    06/11/2016 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Donald Trump earlier this week promised to make Republicans "proud of our party and our movement." Days later, he's punching up his message to skeptical party members: Get your act together. "We have a war to win against a very crooked politician," he said at a rally in Tampa on Saturday, referring to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. "I don't want to waste a lot of time trying to defend ourselves against these phony (politicians)." "The Republican Party has to come together, they have to get their act together," he added, citing the potential for the next president to nominate multiple...
  • Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention (Katie Couric alert)

    06/10/2016 5:33:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/8 | Jon Ward
    There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him. Some anti-Trump conservatives, who have tried for months to recruit an independent candidate, have begun looking more closely at attempting to persuade delegates at next month’s GOP convention to nominate someone other than Trump. “There is a rapidly moving train toward the convention...
  • Democrats united behind Clinton, GOP divided on Trump

    06/09/2016 8:07:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2016 | Stephen Collinson
    The Democratic establishment disarmed Bernie Sanders' political revolution in a swift and ruthless counter coup Thursday, lining up behind its own heir apparent, Hillary Clinton. "I'm with her," Obama declared in a web video in which the party's ultimate super delegate endorsed Clinton and effectively imposed a truce in an often divisive primary campaign. Hours later, Vice President Joe Biden said "God willing," Clinton would be the next president. Sen. Elizabeth Warren added her voice as well. It was the kind of mind meld between a party's establishment and its presumptive nominee that has eluded Republicans, with many GOP power...
  • Trump Really Did Energize the GOP Vote: Here’s the Proof

    06/09/2016 4:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 8, 2016 | The Economist
    Donald Trump is right. He did electrify the electorate in the Republican primaries. And the numbers prove it. In the 2012 GOP primaries, which former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won, a total of 21.5 million votes were cast. In the 2008 primaries, which put Arizona Senator John McCain at the top of the Republican presidential ticket, 22.8 million people cast primary ballots, according to Real Clear Politics. But this year, about 7 million more Americans voted in the GOP primaries than in 2012, for a total of 28.5 million. Of those, 13.3 million votes were for Trump. True, Romney won...
  • Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention

    06/08/2016 9:48:06 PM PDT · by detective · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jon Ward
    There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him. Some anti-Trump conservatives, who have tried for months to recruit an independent candidate, have begun looking more closely at attempting to persuade delegates at next month’s GOP convention to nominate someone other than Trump. “There is a rapidly moving train toward the convention...
  • Donald Trump’s Advice to Panicked Republicans: Man Up

    06/08/2016 8:12:23 PM PDT · by detective · 162 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 June 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Donald J. Trump has some advice for panicked Republicans in Washington who are melting down over his most incendiary statements: Man up. “Politicians are so politically correct anymore, they can’t breathe,”Mr. Trump said in an interview Tuesday afternoon as fellow Republicans forcefully protested his ethnically charged criticism of a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the defunct Trump University. “The people are tired of this political correctness when things are said that are totally fine,” he said during an interlude in a day of exceptional stress in the Trump campaign. “It is out of control. It is gridlock with their...
  • Detroit F.P. editor loses mind, writes column calling for Republican legislators to be murdered

    06/08/2016 6:15:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Civility Two years ago, Stephen Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize. I’ll let you decide what you think that says about the state of journalism, especially as you consider what he wrote late last week. Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press (and a Facebook friend of mine, at least as I type this), has become increasingly hysterical in the past year - seeing racism behind almost every perceived societal ill and ascribing to conservative policymakers not just mistaken thinking but, invariably, an intent to hurt people. But his column of this past Saturday took the cake. A...
  • Paul Ryan stresses party unity in GOP meeting

    06/08/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 8, 2016 | Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh and Betsy Klein,
    House Speaker Paul Ryan reiterated his support Wednesday for Donald Trump at a closed door meeting with House Republicans and asked his colleagues to unite behind the presumptive Republican nominee, according to several members who attended the session.
  • Hillary Clinton Launches ‘Republicans Against Trump’ Website

    06/08/2016 12:43:20 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign is turning toward the general election, launching a website that targets frustrated Republican voters who don’t support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. “The website, republicansagainsttrump.org, was registered on May 27 and launched on June 2, according to domain registration records,” Politico reports. “The Clinton campaign only appears to have begun buying ads to promote the site more recently.”
  • Battle Rages as GOP Saves Obama Plot to Diversify Neighborhoods

    06/08/2016 11:10:14 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    After some grandstanding to placate outraged constituents, establishment Republicans in Congress quietly voted to fund Obama's unconstitutional plan to fundamentally transform your neighborhood by bringing in more federally funded “diversity.” In short, if Big Brother's race-obsessed data-gathering machine determines that there are not enough poor or minority residents on welfare living in your city, town, zip code, or neighborhood, Obama wants to change that using your tax dollars. The scheme also sidelines states and borders by considering “regions” instead, a key element of the agenda to break down the traditional United States and its federalist system of government. But the...
  • The Trump Attack on Political Correctness

    06/08/2016 7:18:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/16 | Timothy Birdnow
    Trump is destroying the leprosy of Political Correctness, created to shut the mouths of the silent majority and to intimidate Republicans. It has reigned far too long. I say, call out the fake Indians and Mexican judges! It's time Donald Trump is in the soup again. Mr. Trump has liberal race hustlers sputtering a rain of spittle, and has the GOP Establishment jelly legged, knees knocking and lower lips quivering. With two recent comments Mr. Trump has Republicans running for the tall grass, and even Newt Gingrich - a tepid but agreeable supporter - has demanded Trump apologize. What did...
  • Donald Trump Declares Victory: "I'm Going To Be America's Champion"

    06/08/2016 3:43:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump walked out to Queen’s “We are the Champions” at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York on Tuesday to deliver his victory speech on the final night of the Republican primaries. “Together we accomplished what nobody thought was absolutely possible,” Trump stated, reading from a teleprompter. “We’re only getting started and it’s going to be beautiful, remember that.”
  • Pro-Trump demonstrators fear Cleveland ‘inviting bloodbath’ at RNC convention

    06/07/2016 7:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Local law enforcement lobbies for peaceful interactions, prepares for worst. Cleveland’s security plans for the Republican National Convention include the deployment of more than 3,000 police officers, but security experts and those expecting to attend fear that a compact space for demonstrations combined with turbulent crowds may be a recipe for explosive clashes. One of the key complaints by groups who support and oppose presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is the limited space demonstrators will be allowed to occupy during the convention, which runs from July 18 through July 21 and is estimated to bring 50,000 visitors to Cleveland....
  • Republicans, Vets Hold Rally in San Jose After Violent Donald Trump Protests

    06/07/2016 5:42:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 15 replies
    nbc bay area / nucuni ^ | 6/6/2016 | lisa fernandez
    The vice chair of California's Republican party supported a rally on Monday at San Jose City Hall to demand answers to the violence that erupted at the Donald Trump rally last week. Harmeet Dhillon, who is a Trump backer and an attorney in San Jose, said she is in favor of a group called Silicon Valley Vet, who is asking San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo how the Thursday rally got so out of hand. Trump's critics were seen as the main antagonists of the raucous behavior, which included egging, bruising and punches.
  • Trump campaign wasting precious time, GOP critics say

    06/07/2016 7:08:54 AM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 7, 2016 | JILL COLVIN, STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE BYKOWICZ,
    Donald Trump is wasting precious time. By now, Republican Party critics argue, the party's presumptive presidential nominee was supposed to have stationed senior staff in battleground states, moderated his fiery message to attract new supporters and begun raking in big money. Instead, he's spending more time right now picking fights and settling scores than delivering a message that might help draw voters.
  • Five Days In June (RINO BS Alert)

    06/07/2016 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/07/2016 | Noemie Emery
    Sometime between Thursday, June 1, and Sunday, June 5, the political winds appeared to shift drastically, owing to three major things. First, Hillary Clinton hit her stride for the first time since she started, making her debut as Iron Lady 2.0, presenting herself as a world leader, as a commander-in-chief and as a Trump basher of the very first magnitude. She's been lighting into the lad with what one might call relish, and outing our grandiose home-grown Il Duce as the truculent gas bag he is. Second, said gas bag unloaded (again) on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is trying the...
  • N.H. GOP leaders call for party unity behind Trump at annual meeting

    06/05/2016 8:41:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 3 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | June 4, 2016 | ELLA NILSEN
    Before the Pledge of Allegiance was recited at Saturday’s New Hampshire Republican State Committee meeting, N.H. state representative and longtime Trump supporter Steve Stepanek took the microphone, urging his fellow GOP voters to put aside differences and back presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. “We need everybody behind Donald Trump, we need everybody behind the ticket,” Stepanek said. “Let’s turn N.H. into a totally red state in November. Go Donald Trump, go Republican party.” Though some still expressed doubts about Trump on Saturday, the message of the meeting was clear: it was time to put party unity over personal beliefs. “Hillary...
  • At Ohio GOP event, Kasich says he wants to see unity in 2016

    06/05/2016 5:28:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | AP
    Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he wants to see unity, healing and leadership this presidential election cycle. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Y9mVYl ) Kasich told guests at the Ohio Republican Party’s annual state dinner on Saturday that he did not know how the election would go or what his plans would be.
  • Republican playbook reveals strategy to win over 'freedom-loving' millennials

    06/05/2016 1:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 5, 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    GOP strategists tried to answer the question that is puzzling conservatives, Hillary Clinton and advertisers alike: what do young voters want? A group of Republicans has written a playbook that purports to answer the question puzzling Hillary Clinton, conservatives and advertisers everywhere: what do millennials want? Alexandra Smith, chairwoman of the College Republican National Committee, told reporters on Wednesday that the plan, titled Millennial.GOP, was meant to help “Republican candidates up and down the ballot” persuade young people to support the party. The plan was based on a survey of 800 adults aged 18 to 29 and focus groups in...
  • Lefty Mob attacked gay Latino Trump supporter & Log Cabin Republicans member Juan Hernandez

    06/03/2016 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 22 replies
    LogCabinRepublicans ^ | 12:14 PM - 3 Jun 2016 | LogCabinRepublicans
    Last night in CA an angry mob attacked gay Latino Trump supporter & Log Cabin Republicans member Juan Hernandez pic.twitter.com/r1zCsuVZwR— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) June 3, 2016
  • Paul Ryan says he’ll vote for Donald Trump

    06/02/2016 5:06:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Inland News Today ^ | June 2, 2016 | The New York Times
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan endorsed Donald J. Trump for president on Thursday, finally giving his backing after weeks of reluctance to the man who ran against the party’s establishment, of which Mr. Ryan is the titular leader. In a column on GazetteXtra.com, Mr. Ryan made clear he believed that Mr. Trump was the best candidate to help establish the agenda that he himself wants to get through Congress. A spokesman for Mr. Ryan, Brendan Buck, wrote on Twitter that the column constituted an endorsement. He has spoken to Mr. Trump numerous times, Mr. Ryan wrote in the column, and they...
  • Republicans for Hillary?

    06/01/2016 12:55:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | June 1, 2016 | Kyung Lah and Jack Hannah
    I've never voted for a Democrat in my entire life. And I'll vote for my first Democrat when the ballots come out in November," said Elmets, who remains a registered Republican. "I could live with four years of Hillary Clinton before I could ever live with one day of Donald Trump as president." It's an astonishing statement for the Republican consultant and former operative who began his career as a White House staff assistant to conservative powerhouses Ed Rollins and Lee Atwater in 1981 at the dawn of the Reagan administration.
  • Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run

    06/01/2016 6:01:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run May. 31, 2016 5:35pm Tré Goins-Phillips Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a prominent leader seeking to block Donald Trump from becoming president, is working to recruit conservative attorney David French, according to two Republicans familiar with the Never-Trumper’s efforts. French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.
  • Strangeness of the delusional Libertarian Party bubbles up at its nominating convention

    05/31/2016 8:28:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/31/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Is the delusional Libertarian Party a threat to Donald Trump’s election chances? No. At its recent nominating convention the Libertarian Party played its usual role as the builders of the Tower of Babble. The Party that talks a good game about protecting individual rights has always been a haven for self-delusional and essentially disaffected Democrats who can’t bring themselves to declare who they really are. Their convention brought that fact home in a big way. When the attendees selected former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson as their standard bearer all seemed right in the delusional Party. Johnson had just quit...
  • Was Bill Kristol Planning Another Political Party All Along?

    05/30/2016 2:41:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/30/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    An investigation into the websites backing the so-called Renegade Party confirms that neoconservative columnist Bill Kristol has been plotting an anti-Trump political party since before a single vote was cast. Kristol’s Renegade Party was set up on January 10th — nearly a month before the Iowa Caucus. The move suggests that Kristol (or at least those close to him) had been planning an independent bid all along.
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....