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  • Hillary Clinton is quietly reaching out to Republicans

    10/23/2016 2:53:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 23, 2016 | John King
    Hillary Clinton insists she takes nothing for granted and will campaign to the end as if she were the underdog. But there are increasing signs of her confidence, including devoting more time in her speeches to trying to help Democratic candidates for Senate and other offices. CNN's Jeff Zeleny shares his reporting on her quiet, private outreach to Senate Republicans as Clinton allows herself to look ahead at the prospect of trying to govern. "I'm told she's been talking to Republican senators, old allies and new, saying that she is willing to work with them and govern. On the campaign...
  • GOP braces for Trump loss, roiled by refusal to accept election results

    10/20/2016 8:51:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 114 replies
    Wash COMPOST ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A wave of apprehension and anguish swept the Republican Party on Thursday, with many GOP leaders alarmed by Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the outcome of the election and concluding that it is probably too late to salvage his flailing presidential campaign. As the Republican nominee reeled from a turbulent performance in the final debate here in Las Vegas, his party’s embattled senators and House members scrambled to protect their seats and preserve the GOP’s congressional majorities against what Republicans privately acknowledge could be a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. With 19 days until the election, the Republican...
  • The American People Are Beginning to Understand How They Have Been Manipulated By The Establishment

    10/20/2016 8:48:33 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 41 replies
    Self | August 20, 2016 | Stayfree
    Thanks to Wikileaks,James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas, the American people now have the ability to understand how the Washington, DC establishment has taken control of our country from its own citizens. The GOP trying to maintain their own status of power and money gave us losers like Dole,Romney,McCain and the Bushs. It is time for the Tea Party and the Trump supporters to join forces and take back our country from the DC establishment by voting for Donald Trump and urging him to use his business acumen to clean house BIG TIME!
  • GOP Slams Trump: Not Accepting Election Results Would Be 'Beyond the Pale'

    10/20/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 143 replies
    Donald Trump's stunning refusal to say whether he will accept the outcome of the presidential election has created chasms in an already fractured Republican Party. When asked during Wednesday's final presidential debate whether he would accept the results of an election that he has repeatedly claimed is "rigged," Trump replied that he would "keep you in suspense." "I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now. I'll look at it at the time," Trump told moderator Fox News' Chris Wallace. Related: Election Officials Say 'Rigged' Election Unlikely If Trump loses and doesn't concede, it would...
  • Rubio, Toomey Dispute Trump 'Rigged' Election Claims in Debates

    10/18/2016 1:10:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey became the latest Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump's warnings of a rigged election Monday night. In separate high-stakes debates, the two incumbent U.S. senators each refuted Trump's claim that the results of the 2016 election could be tainted, and both men called for confidence in next month's vote. "Our elections may not always be completely perfect, but they are legitimate, they have integrity and everyone needs to respect the outcome," Toomey said during his debate with challenger Katie McGinty when asked about the Republican presidential nominee's allegations, which he's been repeating...
  • In Southwest Pa., the Democratic nominee is the Tea Party Republican

    10/17/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    Art Halvorson may be the most interesting Democratic nominee for Congress this election—in part because he's really a Tea Party Republican. Halvorson in 2014 ran against pork-barreling Transportation Committee chairman and political legacy Bill Shuster. Shuster is most famous for his relationship with an airline lobbyist, an obvious conflict of interest for a Transpo chairman. Halvorson ran again this year, and lost the GOP primary to Shuster by only 1,200 votes—about 1 percent of the electorate. That same day, however, 1,069 Democratic voters wrote in his name on the Democratic primary ballot. No Democrat had filed to run, and Halvorson...
  • John Kasich’s State Party Shuts Down Trump Ground Game as Trump Campaign Cuts Ties

    10/15/2016 3:59:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 74 replies ^ | 10/15/16 | Patrick Howley
    The Donald Trump campaign has renounced the state Republican Party chairman in Ohio, and the Kasich-friendly chairman appears to be retaliating. Breitbart News has learned that the Ohio GOP’s State Central Committee has issued a stand-down order on campaigning for Trump in at least two major counties. Party chairman Matt Borges gave an interview to the Cleveland Plain Dealer called, “The Donald Trump whisperer,” in which Borges claimed that he’s been talking to Trump since the Billy Bush Access Hollywood scandal. Here’s the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday: Borges had just hung up with Trump when reached the chairman...
  • This Election Might Actually Put Utah, Solidly Republican For 48 Years, In Play

    10/12/2016 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | October 12, 2016 | Terry Gildea
    Utah has been solidly Republican at the presidential level for the past 48 years. But the leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent may have been the last straw for socially conservative voters in this heavily Mormon state. [Snip] Now, Trump's support in Utah could be collapsing, according to a poll conducted after the Trump tape was released. It shows both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton drawing just 26 percent support. "A lot of Mormon voters view Donald Trump unfavorably given all of the previous information that they had, and this just proved...
  • Move On, Mr. Trump (Why Vote GOP When You Don't Want To Defeat Hillary Alert)

    10/12/2016 11:21:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 109/12/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, move on. If congressional endorsements meant anything, Jeb Bush would be the nominee. Move on. It doesn't matter. The people that are running away from you are the people that want to sign up for amnesty and join the Democrats anyway. Move on. These people couldn't get the people they wanted for the nomination. Just swat them away, Mr. Trump. Greetings. Welcome, my friends. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone. It's getting insane out there now. It's getting so insane that I'm questioning my own sanity now and then. Don't...
  • Donald Trump Has No Alternative but to Run Against Washington — All of It

    10/12/2016 5:59:06 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 57 replies ^ | 12 October 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan may have inadvertently done Donald Trump a favor on Monday, when he held a conference call with House Republicans to inform them he would not be campaigning for the party’s nominee. Ryan irritated pro-Trump Republicans while renewing a bad news cycle that Trump’s strong debate performance on Sunday might have otherwise ended, probably to the benefit of nervous down-ticket candidates. But Ryan also gave Trump something new: clarity. Trump is now free to run against Washington as a whole, which is likely what he meant by tweeting Tuesday morning that “the shackles have been...
  • Quarter of elected top Republicans won't endorse Trump

    10/12/2016 5:49:04 AM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Paul Singer
    Twenty-six percent of Republican governors and members of Congress are refusing to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a survey by the USA TODAY Network. Of the 31 Republican governors, 54 GOP senators and the 246 Republican members of the House (331 total), the survey identified 87 who are not endorsing Trump's candidacy as of late Tuesday. It is an extraordinary demonstration of the fracture Trump’s candidacy has revealed in the Republican Party. There is no precedent in modern American political history for elected officials of either party to refuse en masse to support their presidential nominee. It shows that Trump will have to...
  • Pence tells donors he's sticking with Trump

    10/09/2016 12:21:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Donald Trump 's running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday told a group of GOP donors that he remains fully committed to the Republican nominee despite growing pressure from some party leaders to have Trump step down from from the ticket. “Governor Pence spoke enthusiastically about Mr. Trump, his pro-growth economic policies and the movement he’s begun,” said Marty Obst, the director of the campaign's vice presidential operations, as reported first by the Wall Street Journal. Obst added the donors were more concerned with policy than they were with Trump's statements from 2005. “Several guests remarked that they...
  • Mike Cernovich reporting on Twitter that the GOP is in process of performimg a coup against Trump

    10/08/2016 1:18:47 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 301 replies
    Cernovich/Twitter ^ | 10/8/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Cernovich reporting that GOP is locking out Trump supporters from field offices and instructing elected officials to not speak of him favorably. In his words "It's a coup"
  • Ryan heckled by Trump supporters at rally

    10/08/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies ^ | Oct 8, 2016
    Ryan heckled by Trump supporters at rally Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will not attend a scheduled campaign rally in Wisconsin with House Speaker Paul Ryan. By Associated Press Published: October 8, 2016, 12:00 pm Updated: October 8, 2016, 3:29 pm ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) – The Latest on Wisconsin Republicans’ unity rally (all times local): 3:15 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is being greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers at a Republican rally in his Wisconsin congressional district. Ryan began his comments Saturday by saying “there is a bit of an elephant in the room,” referring to...
  • Trump: 'Zero chance I'll quit'

    10/08/2016 11:01:17 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 168 replies
    CNN ^ | October 8, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    New York (CNN)Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to "never" drop out of the presidential race as a growing chorus of Republicans urged him to do exactly that after sexually aggressive remarks he made in 2005 surfaced a day earlier.Trump's defiance came as his own running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, said he was "offended" by Trump's remarks and canceled plans to represent him at a political event on Saturday. Meanwhile, the third-most powerful Senate Republican, John Thune, a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's inner circle, called on Trump to "withdraw" and let Pence top the Republican ticket just...
  • I Will Not Vote for Kelly Ayotte (Vanity)

    10/08/2016 11:08:56 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 75 replies
    Self | October 8, 2016 | Jim Noble
    I previously announced here that I would, with regret, have to vote for Kelly Ayotte if and when she won the GOP Primary, even though she deserved to lose, simply to avoid the shame of Maggie Hassan as my Senator. I hereby renounce that pledge. I will not vote for Kelly Ayotte after her absurd virtue-signaling announcement that she will not vote for Donald Trump. I hope she loses by one vote. And if she does, let it be known that it was me who caused her to lose.
  • Republicans Call for Donald Trump to Drop Out; Trump Says He Won't Quit

    10/08/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 377 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/8/2016 | Tamara Keith
    Reaction to the video of Donald Trump using explicit language and apparently describing himself forcing himself on women continues to roll in. And it is not good for the GOP nominee. Prominent Republicans are calling on him to drop out and elected officials are running from him and fast. See the full list of Republicans calling on Trump to step down at the bottom on this post. The candidate isn't backing down, telling the Washington Post's Robert Costa in an interview today, "I'd never withdraw. I've never withdrawn in my life." The Post reports, Trump called from his home in...
  • 30 former GOP lawmakers sign anti-Trump letter

    10/06/2016 8:12:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | Dana Bash and Tal Kopan
    More than two dozen former Republican members of Congress released a letter Thursday saying they cannot vote for Donald Trump because he "makes a mockery" of their principles. Though the letter makes no mention of Hillary Clinton, organizer Andrew Weinstein said some of the members will vote for the Democrat, while others will vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson or write in a candidate.
  • Dozens of former GOP lawmakers announce opposition to Trump

    10/06/2016 9:06:57 AM PDT · by detective · 116 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 6, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    A group of 30 former GOP lawmakers signed a blistering open letter to Republicans on Thursday, warning that Donald Trump lacks the "intelligence" and temperament to be president and urging the party to reject the GOP nominee at the polls on Nov. 8. The group includes several former lawmakers who have openly opposed Trump from the start, including former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-N.H.) and former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.).
  • GOP senators: We could work with Hillary Clinton

    10/04/2016 10:09:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 132 replies
    the Hill ^ | October 03, 2016, 06:31 pm | By Jordain Carney
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is predicting that congressional Republicans will be more willing to work with Hillary Clinton than they have been with President Obama, should she be elected president. "She is a known commodity, and I think there’ll be more camaraderie in terms of working together, than there might have been in the early days of Obama," Isakson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Isakson, who is running for reelection and has endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump, added, "I don’t think it will be like the post-Obama election at all." Isakson's comments come as Clinton has narrowly trailed Trump in...
  • In New Spending Bill, McConnell Sides With Liberals, Ignores Conservative Priorities

    09/24/2016 5:16:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 22, 2016 | Rachel Bovard
    After voting to proceed to a bill that didn’t exist earlier this week, the Senate has finally produced text of the continuing resolution, a short-term government spending bill. The bill, written behind closed doors by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was brought to the floor late Thursday afternoon, and for the majority of Senate Republicans, represented their first opportunity to see the text. According to McConnell, senators will have four days (two of them on a weekend) to review the bill before having to cast their votes next week. As far as conservative priorities go, the bill is a failure....
  • Kasich strategist rips into Reince Priebus over Trump

    09/19/2016 4:57:16 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | Erica Brown
    RNC chair Reince Priebus is facing backlash after suggesting that former Republican presidential hopefuls considering a 2020 White House bid may face challenges if they refuse to support Donald Trump. “People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools from the RNC,” Priebus told John Dickerson CBS News’ Face the Nation. “Those people need to get on board. And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think we’re going to evaluate the process…and I don’t think it’s going to be easy for them” In a fiery rebuttal, John Weaver, chief...
  • Clinton Hits Ohio with Anti-Trump Republican Establishment Ad

    09/13/2016 5:05:20 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Personal | 13 Sep 16 | Xzins
    The ad has been running all night. A bunch of crybaby republican establishment types saying how awful Trump is: Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, Sasse, etc. This should prove to all the average folks like us: Trump really is an outsider hated by the establishment.
  • Republicans On Capitol Hill Gain Confidence In Trump

    09/07/2016 7:02:06 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/6/2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is pleased Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is holding up against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Trump is getting better,” Graham told reporters Tuesday pointing to the recent polling. “You can see a more disciplined message. If he can hold it together for another 8 weeks.” Graham, who ran against Trump in the primary and doubted that the New York billionaire could beat Clinton, appeared impressed that Trump could withstand the amount of political attacks he had taken so far. “He’s had massive political body blows that would knock anybody...
  • ‘Never Trump’ Republicans weigh how — or whether — to vote on Election Day

    09/06/2016 7:02:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    They were defeated in the primaries, failed to stop Donald Trump at the convention, and now the “never Trump” forces within the GOP are having to come to grips with what they’ll actually do when they enter the polling booth in November. Few say they’ll pull the lever for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but neither Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson nor Evan McMullin, an independent conservative offering himself as the unofficial GOP choice, are earning groundswell support. Some of the anti-Trump forces say they’re so frustrated, they’ll stay home on Election Day — unless it looks like doing so...
  • Lawmakers likely to do what they do best: the bare minimum

    09/04/2016 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2016 9:31 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: the bare minimum. All Congress must do this month is keep the government from shutting down on Oct. 1 and, with any luck, finally provide money for the fight against the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Republicans controlling Congress promise they won’t stumble now, but the weeks ahead could prove tricky. A chief motivation for the September session, especially for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is allowing lawmakers to return to campaigning as soon as possible. Republicans are scrambling to...
  • Cornell Republicans Break Party Lines, Endorse Johnson for President

    09/02/2016 11:48:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    © Copyright 2016, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 09/02/16 | By Phoebe Keller
    Cornell University College Republicans announced this afternoon that they will endorse Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president, in a statement that acknowledged the wide spectrum of conservative beliefs that compose the club. “Our organization does not solely represent the Republican Party,” the statement said, “Our first responsibility is to our members.” Club leadership stressed that Cornell Republicans are “libertarians, moderates, neoconservatives and everyone in between.” In an “unprecedented” election year, campus Republicans say they could not tolerate Donald Trump as their party’s nominee. “Mr. Trump should not be the face of American conservatism,” the club’s statement reads, proceeding to call...
  • Trump Exposes Phony Republicans' True Colors

    08/16/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 8/15/16 | Ying Ma
    Establishment Republicans won’t stop saying or doing stupid things this election season. One after another, they have declared their hatred for Donald Trump or endorsed Hillary Clinton. Those who have not stooped to such unseemliness have little to brag about either, as many of them have repeatedly failed to defend their party’s nominee or undermined him at every turn. Each time, establishment Republicans eagerly proclaim that they are more decent than the man chosen by a record number of GOP primary voters and supported by 83 percent of self-identified Republicans. Yet, while objecting to Trump’s unconventional style and rhetoric, the...
  • Manafort: Anti-Trump Republicans connected to Clinton

    08/14/2016 6:06:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/14/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump's campaign chairman accused a group of Republican national security officials on Sunday of having close ties to Hillary Clinton after they declared their party's presidential nominee "unfit" to be commander-in-chief in an open letter earlier this week. "A lot of them have connections to the Clinton Foundation and have gotten contracts over the last several years to do work for the Clinton Foundation or some of its subsidiaries," Paul Manafort told New York-based radio host John Catsimatidis. "So it is far from an objective group, it is far from a Republican group and it is part of the...
  • McConnell: GOP chances to keep Senate are 'very dicey'

    08/11/2016 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 101 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2016 5:02 PM EDT | Bruce Schreiner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey,” sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee Donald Trump. […] Twenty-four GOP-held seats are on the ballot this year, compared with 10 for Democrats, he noted. McConnell was promoted to majority leader two years ago when a Republican surge wrested Senate control from Democrats. McConnell did not mention Trump as being a drag on Republican down-ballot races, but he chided Trump’s campaign tactics. The Kentucky senator said he hopes Trump “settles down and follows...
  • Former Jeb Super PAC Head Murphy: I’d Vote for Hillary Over ‘Neo-Racist’ Trump

    08/08/2016 5:55:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Murphy — who ran Jeb’s Super PAC — says that “if it came down to just my vote and I had to decide, I’d probably vote for Hillary and then jump in a lake out of massive depression.” Appearing on With All Due Respect, Murphy added that he hopes Trump doesn’t win because he’s “a demagogue and a neo-racist.” Murphy gave Trump a 10% black-swan shot of winning. View the video here.
  • 50 G.O.P. Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation’s Security ‘at Risk’

    08/08/2016 11:58:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 97 replies
    NYslimes ^ | 8/8/16 | DAVID E. SANGER
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  • NY Times: As Donald Trump Incites Feuds, Other G.O.P. Candidates Flee His Shadow

    08/06/2016 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2016 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    After a disastrous week of feuds and plummeting poll numbers, Republican leaders have concluded that Donald J. Trump is a threat to the party’s fortunes and have begun discussing how soon their endangered candidates should explicitly distance themselves from the presidential nominee. For Republicans in close races, top strategists say, the issue is no longer in doubt. One House Republican has already started airing an ad vowing to stand up to Mr. Trump if he is elected president, and others are expected to press similar themes in the weeks ahead. In the world of Republican "super PACs," strategists are going...
  • 'Permission' to vote for Hillary is not based on any policy (Barf Alert)

    08/04/2016 6:45:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    'Permission' to vote for Hillary is not based on any policy By: Amanda Carpenter | August 03, 2016 “Permission structure” — It’s a term Obama hands used to describe their strategy to get white voters to support the first black president that’s now being applied to Hillary Clinton. The basic idea is that Republican voters need some kind of cover to vote for a Democrat. Usually, in the form of endorsements. In 2008, the Obama campaign rolled out Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama to persuade GOP-leaning voters. Today, the Clinton campaign has secured and is promoting the endorsement of former...
  • Mike Pence ‘strongly’ endorses Paul Ryan, as Trump refuses to do the same

    08/03/2016 12:06:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 199 replies
    As Donald Trump holds off endorsing House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in Wisconsin's Republican primary, his running mate enthusiastically endorsed Ryan on Wednesday, calling him a “longtime friend” and “strong conservative leader.” “I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his reelection,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said during an interview on Fox News on Wednesday afternoon. “I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States to rebuild our military, to strengthen our economy and to ensure that we have the kind of leadership in this country that will make America great again.” Trump has angered...
  • Senior GOP Officials Exploring Options if Trump Drops Out

    08/03/2016 11:54:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Republican officials are exploring how to handle a scenario that would be unthinkable in a normal election year: What would happen if the party's presidential nominee dropped out? ABC News has learned that senior party officials are so frustrated — and confused — by Donald Trump's erratic behavior that they are exploring how to replace him on the ballot if he drops out. So how would it work? First, Trump would have to voluntarily exit the race. Officials say there is no mechanism for forcing him to withdraw his nomination. (Trump has not given any indications that he no longer...
  • List Of Establishment Republicans That Say They Are Voting For Hillary Is Staggering (Not to us!)

    08/02/2016 2:02:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 68 replies ^ | 8/2/16 | Michael Snyder
    Who would have ever believed that so many big names in the Republican Party would publicly pledge to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election? All throughout the primaries and the caucuses, the Republican establishment expressed tremendous disdain for Donald Trump, but they were unable to derail his march to the nomination. Now that we have reached the general election, some of the biggest names in the GOP are actually taking the unprecedented step of crossing over to the other side and are publicly announcing their support for Hillary Clinton. This shows that many of these individuals were only...
  • Koch brothers network rules out anti-Clinton ads

    07/30/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies ^ | 7/30/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    COLORADO SPRINGS (CNN) —The powerful political network helmed by Charles and David Koch is ruling out running advertisements intended to hurt Hillary Clinton, another sign of their insistence on avoiding the presidential race. The Koch network has previously said they will not back Republican candidate Donald Trump, but on Saturday officials told reporters that they would not run negative Clinton spots, a position taken by some Republican groups that are uneasy with the controversial GOP standard-bearer. The group is laser-focused on maintaining and expanding the Senate majority -- in the midst of a $42 million television advertising campaign focused on...
  • Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson Plot to Subvert the Will of the People to Elect Romney

    07/29/2016 11:10:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 87 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show on Wednesday, Never Trump leader Erick Erickson mused on yet another scheme to foist Mitt Romney on the American electorate this year. If one can wade through Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson discussing wild-eyed conspiracy theories involving GOP nominee Donald Trump and Russia and their claims that they are among the few remaining Americans who still believe in the Constitution, you will hear some serious crazy as Beck, his co-hosts, and Erickson elaborate on a strategy to derail the GOP nominee and throw the November Presidential election to the House of Representatives to decide....
  • Rand Paul Just Short of Forcing Vote on Audit the Fed Bill

    07/27/2016 2:57:01 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Soon, the Federal Reserve could be forced for the first time to open its books and expose its machinations to Congress. Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) reports that he is “about seven votes short” of the 60 votes he believes would be procedurally sufficient to get a vote in the Senate. In an interview with Kitco News just moments after he left the stage at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Paul explained that while the House of Representatives has passed numerous measures aimed at auditing the Federal Reserve, it is “taking forever in the Senate.” He promises that he will...
  • Carlos Beruff slams Marco Rubio from GOP convention floor as Trump formally nominated

    07/22/2016 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Javeth · 9 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | July 19, 2016 | Zac Anderson
    Hoping to draw a contrast with U.S. Sen Marco Rubio on the depth of each man’s support for Donald Trump and generate some media attention for his underdog campaign, GOP Senate candidate Carlos Beruff arrived at the Republican National Convention Tuesday and immediately hit the floor to watch Florida’s delegation award it’s 99 delegates to Trump.IMG_8456 “I’m here to back up Donald Trump all the way to the White House, unlike Mr. Rubio, whose afraid to take a stance,” Beruff, a Manatee County homebuilder, said during a brief interview on the convention floor.
  • John McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: McCain Values ‘Maintaining Power’ over Average Americans

    07/21/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Dr. Kelli Ward, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona running against Sen. John McCain, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon that McCain is not at the GOP Convention in Cleveland to hear many so called “little people” speak because he’s more interested in “maintaining his power, maintaining the status quo in Washington, D.C., and making sure that the establishment strongholds that are in our Beltway remain strong.”
  • GOP Senate candidate Rubens answers questions on Facebook

    07/21/2016 11:10:10 AM PDT · by Javeth · 3 replies
    WMUR ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | Jennifer Vaughn
    "The policies and strategies of (Hillary) Clinton and (incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly) Ayotte have not worked," Rubens said. "They've spread terrorism. What we need is to respect veterans, soldiers, obey the Constitution and then make a case for war if needed, and that includes drone war."
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • Republicans are enabling pollsters to lie and say Clinton is leading Trump

    07/13/2016 9:04:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/13/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It’s easy to be critical of pollsters. I have been rather critical of them myself. Nevertheless, good and worthy criticism must be backed up with hard facts. Those of us who have been closely engaged in this current campaign share a sense that what we see and hear in our everyday life is not being reflected in poll results. “They just don’t square up with what I’m seeing” is a typical thought we share. The answer to the difference between what we see and what we read from pollsters can be laid squarely at the feet of the “I’m so...
  • Pighan McCain almost lets it slip. [Vanity]

    07/12/2016 1:43:03 PM PDT · by Trod Upon · 43 replies
    So last night, while driving and channel surfing, I came across Pighan McCain's horrific radio show. It is occasionally a good source of unintentional humor, interspersed with nausea. She was just beginning to lament how she dreaded going to Cleveland for the convention (So why go? It's not as though anyone would miss her.), and she specifically stated that it wasn't anything about Cleveland, but that it felt as though she was going there to "watch something very sad." She went on to ask her co-RINO, "what if Trump supporters are there and they become aggressive, like they have in...
  • Lynch repeatedly deflects questions on Clinton email case

    07/12/2016 8:05:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2016 10:55 AM EDT
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch is repeatedly deflecting questions about the conclusion of the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Despite repeated prodding from Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, Lynch said that as attorney general it would be inappropriate for her to comment on specifics of the investigation. …
  • House GOP to punt gun bill [To Stop Gun Bills Simply Add rider :Deport Non Citizens on No Fly List!)

    07/11/2016 5:26:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11,2016 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his GOP leadership team on Monday decided to punt on any gun-related legislation until after the long summer recess. The latest shootings across the country led Republican leaders to believe that debating and voting on contentious gun control bills now would only inflame an already violent situation. The decision means the House, which has been wrestling with gun control legislation for weeks, will not consider bills to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns until at least after its seven-week recess, which is set to begin at the end of this week.
  • Jeb! says Trump will never build his Mexico wall and his believers will 'feel betrayed'...

    07/11/2016 4:55:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Former GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush shared some rather dismal predictions for a Donald Trump presidency, but, so far, didn't discount that it could happen. Bush sat down for his first conversation since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee chatting with his brother's former White House communications director Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC. The former Florida governor, who dropped his bid for the White House in February on the night of the South Carolina primary, said voters will 'feel betrayed' by Trump because some of his campaign promises – from building a Mexican border wall to banning non-American Muslims from the...
  • Clinton gaining support from college-educated white Republicans

    07/11/2016 7:11:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    ATLANTA — Wanda Melton has voted for every Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan in 1980, but now the Georgia grandmother plans to cross over to support Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I’m not a real fan of Hillary,” Melton says from her office in Atlanta. “But I think it would just be awful to have Donald Trump.” She adds: “I cannot in good conscience let that happen.” Melton is among a particular group of voters, whites with college degrees, who are resistant to Trump. Their skepticism comes as an ominous warning as Trump struggles to rebuild even the losing coalition that...