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  • Donald Trump Seizes Control of Ohio Ground Game from John Kasich

    09/20/2016 5:27:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/20/16 | by Patrick Howley
    Donald Trump is kicking his #NeverTrump Republican rival John Kasich to the curb in the state of Ohio and consolidating his power among activists on the ground. Trump quietly won an important battle — with the help of the Republican National Committee — to seize control of the Ohio ground game from Kasich’s state party. Now, Kasich’s headline-making gripes about Trump are only serving to marginalize the sitting governor among Republicans.
  • 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...
  • Priebus Warns Kasich, Bush, Cruz – RNC May Block Future Runs for Lying, Refusing to Support Trump

    09/19/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    RNC chief Reince Priebus threatened John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush today on “Face the Nation” after their refusal to endorse record-setting GOP nominee Donald Trump.Priebus said the RNC may block future runs by the Republican candidates who used tools from the RNC, then lied and refused to endorse the GOP presidential nominee. Bush, Kasich and Cruz have yet to endorse Donald Trump. The pro-Hillary website Redstate reported: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during an appearance on Sunday’s edition CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said that it’s time for Donald Trump’s former primary challengers to support his campaign. Priebus...
  • Donald Trump: John Kasich's not on board because 'he got beaten so badly'

    09/19/2016 6:18:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    "I really don’t care. That's not up to me — that's up to them," Mr. Trump said on "Fox and Friends." "They signed a very, very strong pledge, and they signed it because they wanted me to sign it." . . "But Kasich isn’t on board, and the only reason he's not on board is that he got beaten so badly. He got beaten as badly as anybody can get beaten," he said. "I don’t mind it. If Kasich doesn’t endorse me that's fine," he said. "But I will say this: He and Bush and all of these people signed...
  • Mike Cernovich - Un/Convention

    09/14/2016 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/14/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Mike Cernovich attended both the RNC and the DNC. Here's what really happened.
  • RNC Head Reince Priebus Warns of ‘Consequences’ for Those Who Break GOP Pledge

    09/10/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 9/10/2016 | John S. Roberts
    A lot of people aren’t happy that some Republicans have broken their pledge to the GOP. One of those people is RNC head Reince Priebus. Reince is warning those who don’t support Donald Trump they’ll need to watch their backs in the future. Meaning, we’re not going to help you when your election rolls around if you turn your back on us now. Makes sense – for the most part. From Newsmax: Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus says there may be “consequences” in the future for GOP presidential primary candidates who don’t stick with their pledge to support the...
  • Mark Levin bans Reince Priebus from his radio show

    09/08/2016 3:26:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 153 replies
    washington examiner ^ | September 8, 2016
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin announced Wednesday night that he has banned Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus from appearing on his radio show, labeling him as Donald Trump and the alt-right's "new friend." After telling his audience that he is setting up times for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and radio host Glenn Beck to appear on the program, he said that a representative from the RNC had reached out on Priebus' behalf. Levin went on to say that Priebus is banned after playing too many "games" with him, adding that he doesn't trust him.
  • Hoya Bait & Switch

    09/06/2016 8:38:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Georgetown University homepage claims that their 2016 fellows include one Democrat and one Republican but the link you get to click on shows more like a 4-1 imbalance. "Martin O'Malley, Jeb Bush Advisor Are GU Politics 2016 Fellows," the home page proclaims. But click on the link and you get this— Fall 2016 Fellows: • Scott Mulhauser (L’05), Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Embassy, Beijing; former VP Biden Deputy Chief of Staff, Obama-Biden 2012; • Martin O'Malley (P’13), 61st Governor of Maryland; Candidate for President of the United States • Rebecca Sinderbrand (C’99), Deputy National Political Editor, The Washington...
  • This is Why Republicans Need to Stop Hating on Trump

    08/28/2016 6:04:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    jacksonvillefreepress.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist)
    Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling its mission. Many in the Republican Party have criticized Trump’s campaign, not because they want Trump to win, but because “they” don’t want to lose. They don’t want to lose their “power.” They want to be re-elected to their various congressional and gubernatorial offices strictly for the sake of having power, not...
  • RNC Chief: Trump could lead Clinton by Labor Day.

    08/23/2016 2:51:58 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 23, 16 | Ben Kamisar
    "I think what you are seeing on the campaign is a continuation of a good couple of weeks that Donald Trump has had," he told reporters on a conference call, noting the Republican presidential nominee's "prepared, mature comments on the campaign trail." "It's going to be important for us and for Donald Trump to continue down this measured path that he's on and if he does that, I think he's going to be tied or ahead at or just after Labor Day."
  • Donald Trump, With Bare-Bones Campaign, Relies on G.O.P. for Vital Tasks

    08/21/2016 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and RACHEL SHOREY
    Donald J. Trump is leaning heavily on Republican Party organizations to provide crucial campaign functions like getting out the vote, digital outreach and fund-raising, at a time when some leading Republicans have called for party officials to cut off Mr. Trump and focus instead on maintaining control of Congress. Despite an influx of campaign cash from small donors in July, Mr. Trump’s operation still largely resembles the bare-bones outfit that he rode to victory during the primary season, more concert tour than presidential campaign, according to interviews and documents filed with the Federal Election Commission through Saturday night. And some...
  • RNC Chair Priebus: Trump Now ‘on Message,’ ‘Getting Into a Groove’ So the Polls Will Tighten

    08/21/2016 5:47:07 PM PDT · by orchestra · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stays on the path he has had the last week the polls will tighten. Priebus said, “I think he has a great week. He has been on message. He’s shown maturity as a candidate. I think he’s getting into a groove. I think he likes the new style that he’s been out on the campaign trail producing and speaking of so I think he’s done a great job. And I think the polls will begin to tighten. And the next couple of weeks,...
  • RNC's Hispanic Media Director Explains Why Hispanics Shouldn't Trust Pandering Hillary

    08/17/2016 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Republican National Committee is stepping up its efforts to attract Hispanic voters. A new social media campaign called "GOP Hispanics: The Week Ahead" is directed toward the demographic and begins with an important message about national security. GOP Hispanics: The Week Ahead | Terrorism RNC Director of Hispanic Communications Helen Aguirre-Ferré spoke with Townhall about the new campaign and why Donald Trump should be a much more attractive candidate to Hispanics than Hillary Clinton. Clinton's supposed strength of being the "most qualified" candidate is actually her biggest weakness, the RNC director explained. "To the contrary," Aguirre-Ferré said. "She ignored...
  • Done deal: Evan McMullin qualifies for the ballot in Utah

    08/16/2016 5:05:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 59 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 8/15/16 | Allahpundit
    If my theory about his candidacy is correct then this was the only state ballot that really mattered to him and his team. Mission accomplished. McMullin, running as an alternative to Donald Trump, filed the required 1,000 signatures on Monday to be on the ballot, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s office confirmed. “Petition filed. He will be on the ballot,” Mark Thomas, Cox’s director of Elections told POLITICO moments after members of McMullin’s campaign walked into his office to file. The deadline to file the signatures was Monday by 5 p.m. Mountain Time, 7 p.m. Easter
  • Carly Fiorina Reportedly Angling for RNC Chair

    08/13/2016 5:11:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 70 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Aleister
    Carly Fiorina is no longer running for president, but it looks like she already has another job in mind. Many people are speculating that she will throw her hat into the ring to replace Reince Priebus as chair of the RNC. Time reports: Carly Fiorina Plotting Bid to Chair Republican National Committee Former HP CEO and 2016 presidential contender Carly Fiorina is actively laying the groundwork for a bid to be the next chair of the Republican National Committee, according to state GOP officials who have followed her plans. Fiorina and her aides have plotted an aggressive season of travel...
  • Trump Wants Campaign Offices In All 50 States

    08/12/2016 5:20:17 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 47 replies
    Political Wire ^ | August 12, 2016 | By Taegan Goddard
    Donald Trump’s campaign has asked the RNC to open offices in all 50 states, a move one party aide said is a “complete waste of resources,” Playbook reports. “For example, why boost resources in a state like Idaho, which is going to vote for Trump, or states like Hawaii or Massachusetts that certainly will not? An RNC source said it was a ‘fool’s errand’ and more for Trump’s ‘ego’ and for ‘bragging’ purposes, instead of deft campaign strategy. The source said it was a ‘personal request’ by Trump to have offices in all 50 states.”
  • Trump warns GOP he could stop fundraising

    08/12/2016 2:45:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/11/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump on Thursday issued a threat to stop fundraising for the Republican Party after a report emerged that party officials could focus resources on down-ballot candidates. "I mean, if it is true, that's OK too because all I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party," Trump said on Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor" when asked about the Republican National Committee potentially diverting funds away from the presidential race. "I'm the one raising the money for them," he continued. "In fact, right now I'm in Orlando, I'm going to a fundraiser for the Republican Party. If they want...
  • Republican letter urges party to cut Trump funding

    08/12/2016 8:06:43 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 90 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/12/16 | BBC News
    More than 70 Republicans have signed a letter to the party's National Committee head urging him to stop helping Donald Trump's campaign. They said Mr Trump's "divisiveness" and "incompetence" risked drowning the party in November's election. The letter said that the party should instead focus on protecting vulnerable candidates in elections to the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • Trump Team, RNC To Meet at Pivotal Moment ('come to Jesus meeting' Friday in Orlando)

    08/11/2016 7:45:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Politico.com | 08/11/16 08:28 PM EDT | By Marc Caputo, Ben Schreckinger and Kenneth P. Vogel
    <p>Donald Trump’s campaign and top Republican Party officials plan what one person called a “come to Jesus” meeting on Friday in Orlando to discuss the Republican nominee’s struggling campaign, according to multiple sources familiar with the scheduled sit-down.</p> <p>Though a campaign source dismissed it as a "typical" gathering, others described it as a more serious meeting, with one calling it an "emergency meeting." It comes at a time of mounting tension between the campaign and the Republican National Committee, which is facing pressure to pull the plug on Trump’s campaign and redirect party funds down ballot to protect congressional majorities endangered by Trump’s candidacy.</p>
  • RNC suffers spate of Trump-related departures

    08/10/2016 12:54:20 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016 | Daniel Lippman
    The Republican National Committee has seen a spate of departures in recent months related to its embrace of Donald Trump, whom some former staffers felt uncomfortable supporting. In recent months, deputy press secretary James Hewitt, spokesman Fred Brown, director of Hispanic media Ruth Guerra, and research analysts Lars Trautman and Colin Spence have all left the RNC with Trump as one of the reasons for their resignations, according to sources familiar with their decisions. At least three other staff members have also left the RNC with opposition to Trump as a contributing factor, according to multiple sources. In total, at...
  • A 47-Year-Registered Republican Is Throwing In The Towel: Here's Why

    08/05/2016 3:56:54 AM PDT · by vannrox · 91 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5AUG16 | Tyler Durden
    A 47-Year-Registered Republican Is Throwing In The Towel: Here's Why by Tyler Durden Aug 4, 2016 8:50 PM 0 SHARES Via The Burning Platform,RE: 2016 Congressional District CensusDear Mr. Priebus:I recently received from you a plea – your second notice – that I complete and return the survey of my views on current issues in the United States. My views would help the party develop a campaign strategy for the important weeks ahead.I recently dropped my registration in the Republican Party, so my opinions are irrelevant to your survey. I do, however, hope that the views expressed in this note...
  • Republicans 'actively' exploring plot to DITCH Trump: 'Incredibly upset' party chair Reince Preibu

    08/03/2016 10:46:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    dailymail ^ | 8/3/16 | Geoff Earle
    full title...............Republicans 'actively' exploring plot to DITCH Trump: 'Incredibly upset' party chair Reince Preibus calls candidate over feud with Khan family.................... Republicans revisiting party rules for filling vacancies after Trump's erratic week Plan would only work if Trump were to remove himself from the ballot Officials fuming over candidate's refusal to endorse Speaker Paul Ryan, who has a primary challenge and his spat with the family of fallen hero Humayun Khan Trump said Tuesday he wasn't 'there yet' on Ryan, mimicking language Ryan used when holding off on Trump endorsement He's also refusing to back Arizona senator John McCain If...
  • ABC: After Trump’s terrible 24 hours, Reince displeased. RNC exploring ‘Rule 9’

    08/03/2016 10:12:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 88 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/16 | Robert Laurie
    Panic mode Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Trump has had a terrible 24 hours. There’s just no way to argue otherwise. Throughout his campaign, unforced errors and foot-in-mouth syndrome have been his twin demons, and they’ve been on full display over the last couple of days. Unnecessary entanglements and poor (or nonexistent) damage control have injured him in the polls, sent his donors scrambling, and have the Republican Party weighing its options. As ABC News reports, Reince Priebus has been on the horn, and he’s not pleased.
  • DOUBLE STANDARD: Khizr Khan Receives 50x More Coverage Than Pat Smith on ABC, CBS, NBC

    08/01/2016 4:11:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    News Busters ^ | August 1, 2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Two weeks ago at the Republican National Convention (RNC) a grieving mother blasted Hillary Clinton for the debacle of the 2012 Benghazi attack. Last Thursday, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), grieving parents gave a speech criticizing Donald Trump for his statements against Muslims. While all the grieving parents deserve sympathy, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening and morning shows seemed to only care about the parents that showed up at the Democratic Convention. Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazla’s DNC appearance earned 55 minutes, 13 seconds of Big Three network coverage, nearly 50 times more than Pat...
  • Trump Prevails Over Clinton In Convention Speech Ratings Race

    07/29/2016 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2016
    Who won the convention ratings race, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Trump, by a margin of two million viewers, according to Nielsen, the TV ratings firm.
  • Trump Trumps Hillary in the Ratings

    07/29/2016 2:55:09 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 9 replies
    Nielsen ^ | 7/29/2016 | Self via Nielsen Press Releases
    Less than 30 million watched Queen Hillary! last night, compared to 32.2 million for Trump. http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2016/fourth-night-of-2016-republican-national-convention-draws.html http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2016/fourth-night-of-2016-democratic-national-convention-draws-viewers.html
  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 8:32:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    I don’t think I need to say too much here. They videos speak for themselves pretty nicely. But I’ll make these two observations: The RNC prayer makes multiple mentions of Jesus and acknowledges His lordship, while not mentioning any political candidate a single time. DNC mentions: Hillary 1, Jesus 0. I am quite aware that different churches have different styles of worship, but even urban Pentecostal churches don’t whoop and holler during prayer. Every other time, you bet, but not during prayer.
  • Does anyone know why the Dems get their convention after the RNC? VANITY question

    07/28/2016 4:54:45 AM PDT · by kyperman · 24 replies
    I was wondering if the DNC always has their convention after the RNC. It seems to me that they should alternate, maybe they do, but I dont recall. If they do always have it after the RNC, that seems unfair, people always remember the last convention more than the first, plus then the speakers at the DNC can respond to what the RNC speakers said. Everyone wants the last word, why should they get it all the time.
  • The Hill: Dems Stunned At Trump's RNC "Bounce"

    07/26/2016 11:46:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Alexander Bolton writes in The Hill about the worry among Democrats over GOP nominee Donald Trump’s impressive post-convention poll bounce. Democrats are alarmed over a cluster of new polls showing Donald Trump enjoying a healthy bounce in support after the Cleveland convention.
  • Poll: No Post-Convention Bounce for Donald Trump

    07/26/2016 10:48:57 AM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    Donald Trump received no significant bounce following the Republican National Convention, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Hillary Clinton still leads Trump by a single point: 46 percent to 45 percent. These numbers are unchanged from last week. The Trump-Mike Pence ticket saw a modest boost in favorability among Republicans. Independents — the true persuadable voters — were less than enthusiastic about what they saw or heard about the GOP convention, according to the weekly tracking poll, conducted online from July 18 through July 24 among 12,931 adults who say they are registered to vote
  • Democrats' Mentions of Trump on Pace to Exceed RNC References to Clinton (138 on day one)

    07/26/2016 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 26, 2016, 12:35 AM ET | Adam Kelsey
    After watching Republicans invoke Hillary Clinton’s name almost 300 times in just four days last week at their convention, Democrats returned the favor on day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The terms “Donald,” “Trump” or “Donald Trump” appeared in an ABC News transcript of the DNC 138 times unique times on Monday, including references to the Republican nominee as well as buildings, the university named for Trump and even the businessman’s line of steaks. Among notable speakers during the evening session of the convention, Trump was extremely popular. Major speakers such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Winners and losers in Cleveland

    07/25/2016 6:56:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    ...Donald Trump came, saw and conquered. His children went four for four in terrific speeches with Ivanka almost stealing the night from her father. But it was the original Trump who milked his long Thursday night speech — purposeful and a ratings bonanza — to lay out his message in disciplined, audience-by-audience focused fashion... Five stars for all the Trumps...
  • (From June 18, 2016) "RNC to withhold campaign funds from Kasich after he broke GOP Trump pledge "

    07/25/2016 5:34:47 PM PDT · by mancini · 38 replies
    PRNTLY BLOG ^ | June 18, 2016 | Posted by Connor Balough
    Info at link.
  • Cruz’s favorable rating nosedives after Trump non-endorsement

    07/25/2016 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned this in passing in the last post but it deserves extra attention. How often do you see a guy’s favorable rating within his own party cut nearly in half in the span of two weeks? Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.
  • Tiffany Trump - Like A Bird (Republican Dance Edition) [Video]

    07/25/2016 3:36:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 21 July 2016 | ComedyforProfit
    video caption: "Tiffany Trump performed her pop song "Like A Bird" at the 2016 Republican National Convention and it was met with enthusiasm by dancing Republicans."
  • Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and ...

    07/24/2016 11:47:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Complete Headline: Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and says chants of 'Lock her up!' made her feel sad - in first televised interview with running mate Sen. Tim Kaine Clinton said the RNC convention only seemed to be about criticizing her Said there was no 'positive agenda' in the 'dark, divisive campaign' She also spoke of the 'Hillary Standard' and said she believed there was a concerted effort to ruin her reputation Clinton also said she refused to stoop to Trump's level and call him a nickname, but will discuss his 'inflammatory' comments...
  • What a Difference a Week Makes and the Unsung HERO of the RNC (vanity)

    07/24/2016 5:12:25 PM PDT · by BobL · 29 replies
    07/24/2016 | BobL (self)
    Just over a week ago, as the Rules Committee was meeting prior to the Republican National Convention, the last chance for the GOPe to stop Trump came and went. The goal of the NeverTrumpers was to get Trump off the ticket, and by any means. What happened next, with Trump gone, was of no concern to them, for they feared Trump more than they feared Hillary or any other Democrat. And that is nothing new - to them the Democrats are like opponents in football, they mean well, they're just on the other side (perhaps misguided a bit politically). They...
  • Aaron Klein interviews Diamond and Silk - July 20, 2016 [at RNC]

    07/24/2016 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 20 replies
    Breitbart/YouTube ^ | July 20, 2016 | Aaron Klein interview
    Diamond and Silk were interviewed behind the scenes at the Republican National Convention by Breitbart reporter Aaron Klein. When asked by Klein why they are supporting Trump instead of Hillary, who claims to be the candidate for women, they said, "We won't vote for a crook. We won't let a crook off the hook!" With their characteristically memorable style of commentary, the video stars also discussed Black Lives Matter, as well as their reasons for their wholehearted support of Donald Trump for President.
  • Woah – Robert Mercer Excoriates Ted Cruz For His Non Endorsement Convention Speech…

    07/24/2016 6:01:31 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 23, 2016 | Sundance
    Woah – Robert Mercer Excoriates Ted Cruz For His Non Endorsement Convention Speech… There were some who clung to the belief that Senator Ted Cruz could survive his belittling, too-cute-by-half, selfish convention speech. That group just lost a whole lot of members with this published story. Robert Mercer, the renegade, outlaw (non traditional) political billionaire who determines where all other outlaw political billionaires go with their view$, has just delivered a non recoverable smack down upon Senator Ted Cruz. Noted, of course, is the vessel (NYT) utilized by an angry Mercer – to deliver the message and drive home the...
  • It Was a 'Dark and Stormy Night' (for Cruz, the Media, and Hillary)

    07/24/2016 8:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Cruz’s “Conscience” Cruz played dog in the manger at the Republican convention. Someone should have whispered in his ear these words from Omar Khayyam: " “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.” Some say his phrase “vote your conscience” was just a call to support the entire ticket. I don’t. I think the delegates who booed him had it right. As my friend JM Hanes observed: "Vote your conscience" is a veritable NeverTrump...
  • Rachel Maddow warns sensitive viewers to look away from anti-Hillary RNC merchandise

    07/23/2016 2:23:32 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 32 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 22, 2016
    Safe spaces and trigger warnings have taken the place of free expression on college campuses across the U.S., often following protests by leftist activists unwilling to listen to arguments that contradict their worldview. While such a cloistered existence does little to prepare young adults for the real world, this level of hypersensitivity is not confined to university life. Left-leaning figures in all walks of life have increasingly pushed for the suppression of controversial speech in the interest of protecting feelings. For MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, it was the selection of buttons available for sale at this week’s Republican National Convention...
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...
  • The Left in Fever Pitch After RNC

    07/23/2016 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Plizette ^ | Updated 23 Jul 2016 at 10:47 AM | Laura Ingraham
    As for the notion that Reagan's rhetoric was purely positive and aspirational — here's a line from his speech at the 1980 convention: "Back in 1976, [Jimmy] Carter said, 'Trust me.' And a lot of people did. Now, many of those people are out of work. Many have seen their savings eaten away by inflation. Many others on fixed incomes, especially the elderly, have watched helplessly as the cruel tax of inflation wasted away their purchasing power. And, today, a great many who trusted Mr. Carter wonder if we can survive the Carter policies of national defense." One other point:...
  • It’s Official: Leftists Failed at Protesting GOP Convention

    07/23/2016 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 July 2016 | Brandon Darby
    Leftists promised rage at the 2016 Republican National Convention and failed to deliver. The anarchists and Black Lives Matter radicals tried their hardest and simply couldn’t get anyone to show up to participate in their efforts to attack Republicans and treat police officers badly. The attempt to turn the 2016 convention into a warzone–as their movement had done at the 2008 convention–simply failed. The Cleveland anarchists and radical leftists failed and simply sucked at organizing. This year’s fireworks from the “revolutionaries” proved their movement to be even more impotent than did their failures in 2012 at the Tampa convention. .......
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO=> #NeverTrump Commies Push Elderly Veteran Off Ledge at RNC

    07/23/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 62 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 07/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    This was DISGUSTING!The RevCom Communists held several rallies at the RNC in Cleveland this past week. During one demonstration this #NeverTrump group pushed an elderly US veteran off a ledge. They wouldn’t let the man move on the on their platform and then pushed him off the ledge. AWFUL! Via Rebel Pundit [VIDEO].
  • How Many People Were Shot by Open Carriers at the RNC?

    07/23/2016 7:04:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | LIZ SHELD
    We were warned. Prior to the Republican National Convention, multiple mainstream media outlets warned about Ohio's dangerous gun laws that allow for the open carry of firearms. The head of the police union wanted Ohio Governor John Kasich to (unconstitutionally) suspend the state's gun laws. "We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of executive order or something -- I don't care if it's constitutional or not at this point," Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, told CNN. "They can fight about it after the RNC...
  • Open Carry at the RNC: Exactly as Expected. No Problems

    07/23/2016 6:01:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 Juy, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry in Cleveland Ohio at the Republican National Convention has been hyped by those that want to disarm the population.  A scam petition was created to open carry inside the convention floor.  It was run by a “progressive” to create problems for Second Amendment supporters.  It did not last for long or fool many. The Quicken Loans location is a private concern.Then the head of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association published a hysterical rant about how the Constitution need not apply.  He wanted the citizenry disarmed. From cnn.com:“We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from...
  • Warren lambastes Trump’s RNC speech: ‘Sounded like some two-bit dictator’

    07/22/2016 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/22/16 | Michael Walsh
    Democratic politicians swiftly condemned Donald Trump’s Republican nomination acceptance speech on Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as peddling prejudice and paranoia without offering any real solutions to the problems facing the United States. Some of the Democratic Party’s most influential voices, including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, excoriated the real estate tycoon’s vision for the country before the night came to a close. Warren, who has publicly feuded with Trump, called the four-day Republican National Convention “the nastiest, most divisive convention that we’ve seen in half a century” during an appearance on...
  • Did Open Carry law prevent Soros backed violence in Cleveland?

    07/22/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    At almost all other Trump events masked thugs attack Trump supporters and try to disrupt events. Leftist groups had threatened to block the streets and shut down the convention. There were demonstrations but almost no assaults. Do you think this is because demonstrators thought Trump supporters might be legally armed? Did the demonstrators not want to risk getting shot during one of their assaults?
  • A gay Silicon Valley billionaire just made GOP history at the RNC

    07/22/2016 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made history. The tech billionaire declared to the Republican National Convention that he is "proud to be gay," becoming the first speaker in the party's history to do so from the stage of the Republican National Convention. "Every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay," he said to applause, including from the Trump family. "I am proud to be a Republican, but most of all I am proud to...