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Rhode Island (GOP Club)

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  • Rhode Island pols criticize Trump transgender military ban

    07/26/2017 1:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed are among the Rhode Island politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's announcement that he would bar transgender people from serving in the military. Cicilline, who is gay, tweeted out shortly after Wednesday's announcement that transgender service members are heroes. The Republican president should "stop using them as political props," he wrote. Fellow Democrat Reed, the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, pointed out that Wednesday was the anniversary of President Harry Truman's order desegregating the United States Armed Forces.....
  • Rhode Island's governor: Democrats need to be 'obsessed with job creation' in the age of Trump

    01/07/2017 4:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 7, 2017 | Maxwell Tani
    It's not every day that the Wall Street Journal's right-leaning opinion section swoons over a Democratic politician. Gina Raimondo's outspoken championing of tax and regulator reform have made her the rare exception. Gushing over the Rhode Island governor in a November article titled, "An Island of Rationality in Blue-State New England," opinion writer Allysia Finley praised Raimondo's focus on regulatory and tax reform, painting her as a wonky, business-friendly Democrat at odds with a left-wing base committed to fighting battles over social justice issues. "This year’s election has spurred soul-searching within the Democratic Party," she wrote. "A debate rages between...
  • Pence in Newport; RI GOP leaders back Trump after remarks

    10/09/2016 2:53:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | October 8, 2016 | Katherine Gregg
    As the embattled GOP presidential candidate faced fallout from lewd remarks captured in a 2005 video, R.I. party leaders are standing by him, and Trump's running mate attended a fundraiser at the Cliff Walk mansion Miramar. NEWPORT, R.I. — Prominent Rhode Island Republicans stood by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday even as they condemned denigrating comments Trump made about women that have alienated many members of the party nationally. "There is no way I can defend it," state Rep. Joseph Trillo, R-Warwick, the honorary chairman of the Trump campaign in Rhode Island, said of Trump's comments about women,...
  • Polls: Trump Threatens to Flip New Jersey, Rhode Island; Clinton Leads in New England States

    09/07/2016 2:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    The highly accurate Emerson College Poll Emerson College Polling University finds Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump in Deep Blue New England, but will be forced to defend New Jersey and Rhode Island. Among Independents, Mr. Trump leads Mrs. Clinton in Rhode Island (+20), Massachusetts (+8) and New Jersey (+4 points), while she holds the edge in Vermont (+22 points), Maine (+12), Connecticut (+9) and New Hampshire (+2). As Figure 1 depicts, Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Mr. Trump ranges from a high of 21 points in Vermont (47% to 26%) to a low of just 3% in Rhode Island...
  • The New Ted Cruz “War Room” Web Ad Is One Of The Best Things You’ll Ever See

    04/21/2016 12:00:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 20, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    No, really. This is one of the best political commercials ever made. It won’t be on TV unless it gets recut, because it’s two and a half minutes long, but to recut this would be a shame. It packs in many of the reasons why Cruz is a better nominee than Trump, gets across the key point that if Trump is the nominee the media which has been fawning over him will turn on him the same way they turned on John McCain and Hillary’s opposition research feeding into the media coverage will turn the entire general election race into...
  • Cumberland State Rep. Karen MacBeth Is Becoming a Republican (RI)

    03/29/2016 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ian Donnis
    House Oversight Chairwoman Karen MacBeth announced Monday she's leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican since she thinks the GOP is more aligned with serving the public interest of Rhode Islanders. "I think it's time that the average person like me stands up and says, 'Enough,' and while I've been a voice down here, I want to be a stronger voice," she said. "And I want to be a stronger voice for the people, and if I can do this, then there's other people out there that can do it, too, because this is the only way we're going...
  • Yes, there are other people running besides Donald Trump

    10/10/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rob Jenkins
    After my last two columns on Donald Trump, several people have written to ask what I think about some of the other Republican presidential candidates. So I thought I’d address that question this week. Hey, I’m nothing if not responsive to my readers. Please excuse me if I don’t mention everyone. I’ve only got 500 words. Ben Carson. No question, Dr. Carson is manifestly the smartest person in the race, on either side. His slogan should be, “It’s just politics, folks. Not brain surgery.” I don’t necessarily agree with him on every issue, but I believe he’s a man of...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Former Rhode Island Governor Chafee joins Democratic presidential race

    06/03/2015 6:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee formally announced his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, becoming the third candidate to challenge party front-runner Hillary Clinton. Chafee, 62, a former Republican U.S. senator as well as an independent for a short time, announced his campaign in a speech at George Mason University in Virginia, just outside Washington. He became a Democrat in 2013. "I enjoy challenges and certainly we have many facing America," Chafee said, adding: "Today, I'm formally entering the race for the Democratic nomination for president." Although his 2016 bid is a long shot, Chafee's...
  • Living Water & Nice to be Home

    08/31/2012 6:42:49 AM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski o7jimmy Video ^ | 8-31-2012 | Revski
    The GOP convention was a breath of fresh air and I love the TRUTH.
  • The Uphill Climb a ‘Draft Palin’ Effort Would Face Today

    01/18/2012 10:58:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The National Review's The Campaign Spot ^ | January 18, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A couple of Sarah Palin fans are looking at today’s article about the proposed, and ultimately dismissed, idea of writing in Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, or Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan in New Hampshire’s primary and wondering whether to try to write in Palin in the remaining GOP primaries and caucuses. If a Draft Palin movement were to begin in earnest, the best-case scenario for leave the former Alaska Governor with a decent number of delegates, but not enough to win the nomination — unless she pulled off the Tebow-esque political miracle of winning a significant number...
  • Congressman Seeks Unemployment Stories: Benefits for 2 million expire Dec. 31 (RI Democrat)

    12/12/2011 10:38:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Patch ^ | December 12, 2011 | Sandy Phaneuf
    U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) is asking unemployed Rhode Islanders to share their stories so that his colleagues will understand the importance of passing an emergency extension to benefits set to expire for more than 2 million Americans on Dec. 31. The Congressman has launched a new Tell Your Story feature on his website in hopes to convince the House and Senate to pass the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2011 (H.R. 3346) which would continue the program through the end of 2012. More the 9,800 state residents currently depend on the aid and according to Director of the...
  • Who’s Extreme? (The Tea Party and Rhode Island politics)

    07/29/2011 12:33:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Go Local Providence ^ | July 29, 2011 | Travis Rowley
    All throughout the current debt-limit debate Democrats have been insisting that the “radical” and “extreme” Tea Party base of the Republican Party is being unreasonable with their opposition to tax increases as part of a solution to the nation’s debt crisis. First off, this is how out of touch the modern Democrat Party is. You can’t even oppose tax hikes without having Democrats think of you as an “extremist.” More important to the moment, however, is the fact that the constant handling of these phrases represents the Left’s most common political strategy. In two and a half years, never once...
  • Presidents Post - RINO Lincoln Chafee boycotts Political Commentary

    01/14/2011 6:22:50 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 1 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | 01/14/11 | donjuanluis
    Less than ten days into the New Year, a senseless act of violence was perpetrated on our Republic by a violent and evil man. Our form of government is self-rule through elected representatives. When any representative is fulfilling their public duty, it is as if we are all there. The shooting in Tucson, Arizona was an attack on the government of this great Republic, and therefore was an attack on all of us. More troubling than the shooting is the aftermath of recriminations that has happened this past week by the Progressive Media and Progressive Democrat Politicians. Using this event...
  • Loughlin says his challenge to Kennedy is no joke

    08/11/2009 8:12:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | August 9, 2009 | Edward Fitzpatrick
    headed to Davol Square on Tuesday to hear state Rep. Elizabeth M. “Betsy” Dennigan, D-East Providence, announce that she will be challenging U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin in a Democratic primary next year. And as I was picking my way through the crowd, past the banners, balloons and a three-piece band, I bumped into a congressional candidate shaking hands. Only it wasn’t Dennigan. Or even a Democrat. It was state Rep. John J. Loughlin II, R-Tiverton, the House minority whip who plans to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy next year. Was he there to launch a Republicans-for-Betsy organization?...
  • Loughlin for Congress 2010: A New Voice for Rhode Island! (Republican announces against Kennedy)

    06/28/2009 4:45:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 1,222+ views
    I write to you today for two reasons, to introduce myself and to seek your support. My name is John Loughlin and I am a 3-term State Representative representing District 71 in the Rhode Island General Assembly, which comprises Little Compton, Tiverton, and Portsmouth. I consider myself a life-long Rhode Islander. I grew up in Portsmouth and Lincoln, and graduated from Lincoln Senior High School in 1977. I became an Eagle Scout in Troop 1, Pawtucket, one of my proudest achievements. I live in Tiverton, have been happily married to the former Susan Brush of Scituate for more than 21...
  • Former GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee: Sarah Palin a 'Cocky Whacko'

    09/11/2008 2:09:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316+ views
    <p>PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Former Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee has called vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin a "cocky whacko" and said her selection as John McCain's running mate has energized supporters of Democrat Barack Obama.</p> <p>Chafee left the Republican Party last year after losing his bid for re-election and now supports Obama. He told an audience Tuesday at the New America Foundation in Washington the Alaska governor has revived a "lackluster McCain candidacy."</p>
  • 72 Hour Program Activated In RI (GOP trying to bail out RINO Chafee)

    08/29/2006 8:06:58 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 24 replies · 1,766+ views
    The Hotline---Hotline on Call ^ | August 28, 2006 | Kevin F. Rennie
    72 Hour Program Activated In RI.... Democrats were right in 2004: the Republicans have adopted a draft. It only applies, however, to party workers employed by state victory committees in the east of the Mississippi. For many it will be worse than boot camp. They are to be sent to Rhode Island to try to rescue Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee’s re-election campaign in the September 12th primary. Workers start arriving Friday and will be charged with sorting out the mess that Washington operatives believe is the Chafee campaign. First task may be to get Republican voters to forget Chafee’s erratic...
  • NRSC Launches Negative Ad Campaign Against GOP Senate Candidate Stephen Laffey In RI

    10/05/2005 9:53:30 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 2,915+ views
    Politics1.com ^ | October 4, 2005 | Ron Gunzburger
    The NRSC quickly waded into US Senator Linc Chafee's 2006 re-election race. The party organization is already running harsh TV spots in the state attacking investment banker and Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey, Chafee's conservative GOP primary opponent. The commercials try to tie Laffey to the unpopular oil industry and high gas prices, blasting Laffey for having previously run "a company selling oil industry stocks on Wall Street. Profiting from offshore oil drilling. The oil companies made a fortune. Steve Laffey made a fortune."