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  • No Speaking Slots? Ted Cruz and John Kasich Brush Off Trump’s Threat

    06/27/2016 6:17:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27/2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich have a message for Donald J. Trump: They don’t care if they are not invited to speak at his convention. As Mr. Trump tries to plan a convention that will run as smoothly as possible, he said in an interview with The New York Times last week that he would not invite either Mr. Cruz or Mr. Kasich, both former rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland unless they endorsed him. That is fine, both said on Monday. A spokeswoman for Mr. Cruz, Catherine Frazier, said the...
  • Attention-Seeking Conservative Radio Host Wants Trump To Show Him His ‘Alpha Male’

    06/27/2016 2:39:28 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 43 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-27-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Attention-seeker 'Christian" conservative radio host Steve Duece wants to take on Donald Trump, and he's serious. NOTE: By the way, I purposely mean to misspell this creep's name throughout this piece. This "Christian conservative," that's what he calls himself, yelled names, berated and lied on the presumptive GOP nominee and then called out Trump for doing what he had just done. Duece has been trying bait Trump into a back and forth but he's a nobody. Deace has been trying to gain the limelight on liberal stations, and as you can see, he's atrocious at what he does. Deuce is a bully...
  • Dozens of Leftist Groups Plan RNC Protest Coalition

    06/27/2016 7:50:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    The leftist website Fight Back! News is promoting a list of about 40 groups planning to protest at July’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The “Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC” rally is scheduled for July 18, the first day of the Republican National Convention. FightBack reports that the “protest will put forward the slogans, “Dump Trump, Say No to the Republican Agenda. Stand against Racist, Anti-immigrant and Anti-Muslim Attacks. We demand Peace, Justice and Equality” and goes on to say:
  • Working the RNC

    06/27/2016 9:40:58 AM PDT · by mom4melody · 15 replies
    Guess which Freeper is working the RNC as a Volunteer? Me!!!!!!
  • Never Trump movement gets little help from convention rules panel roster

    06/24/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 13 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/24/2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    The Republican National Committee has released the list of the 112 members of the upcoming convention rules committee — a panel that will be the focal point of a struggle by anti-Donald Trump delegates to block the mogul's nomination at the Republican National Convention next month. But Trump foes hoping the panel will help their cause are in for a disappointment, as the roster is stacked with officials who publicly support making Trump the nominee.
  • Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are..

    06/24/2016 8:04:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | NOAH FITZGEREL
    Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are Possible’ By NOAH FITZGEREL Jun 24, 2016, 5:01 AM ET There remain deep rumblings inside the establishment of the Republican Party about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. This week’s episode of ABC’s "Powerhouse Politics" podcast paints a picture in which the Republican National Committee may focus its efforts on down-ticket races to hedge the risk of losing the White House in November to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, leaving a Trump operation with little infrastructure of its own scrambling to catch up. Noting the frustration...
  • Federal judge strikes down Cleveland RNC protest zone restrictions

    06/23/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | Louis Nelson
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down rules set for protesters at next month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ohio’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union brought the suit last week against the city of Cleveland, arguing that restrictions on protesters within the “event zone” around Quicken Loans Arena are unconstitutional. Those restrictions would ban certain items, including large backpacks, tape and string, and limit where within the 3.5 square mile zone demonstrators can speak and hold a parade.
  • RNC Opposes Pro-Trump March and Rally in Court

    06/23/2016 4:48:10 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22, 2016 | Roger Stone and Paul Nagy
    The beginning of the end game has begun as the corrupt elites – politicians, media, and financiers – bring all hands on deck to stop Donald Trump by every means possible starting at the convention in Cleveland. The RNC Committee on Arrangements chaired by Steve King (Cruz’s National Campaign Co-Chairman and a hostile attacker of Donald Trump) has sided with the City of Cleveland in opposing pro-Trump groups from having a peaceful rally during the convention week by filing a Motion to Intervene in a pending lawsuit, along with a huge brief stating their opposition to such an assembly. The...
  • 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.
  • 3 Good Reasons Trump Fired Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

    06/21/2016 7:23:46 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 16 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 6/20/16 | Rob Garver
    3. Lewandowski was ousted as a peace offering to an angry GOP establishment. The Trump campaign’s increasingly fraught relationship with the Republican Party establishment, particularly the Republican National Committee and top elected leaders, is growing into a serious problem for his campaign. Trump ran as an outsider, in a campaign choreographed in large part by Lewandowski. He spent months attacking the establishment for “rigging” the primaries and delegate selection processes against him. Even after becoming the nominee, Trump’s attacks continued. As recently as Saturday, Trump continued to claim that he could win the election without the support of the GOP...
  • RNC chair says Lewandowski firing 'good sign for the campaign'

    06/21/2016 6:53:43 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Donald Trump's firing of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski a "good sign" for where his campaign stands a month out from the party's convention, during a Monday interview with Fox News. "When you look at the shift from a primary election over to the general election, this is sort of the professionalization that continues the pivot to the presidential — I think it's a good sign I think for the campaign," Priebus told host Greta Van Susteren.
  • 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...
  • Halperin: GOP Elites Orchestrating ‘Grassroots’ Revolt Against Trump

    06/20/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Joseph Heller famously wrote in Catch-22, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin reported that GOP elites are indeed trying to “orchestrate” a “grassroots, organic” revolt against the presumptive nominee. An “orchestrated grassroots, organic” revolt? Oxymoron, anyone? Halperin went on to state “Trump is right: there are people plotting against him.” View the video here.
  • 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...
  • GOP Sen Johnson: Trump Nomination Still ‘Reasonably Uncertain’

    06/19/2016 12:34:27 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/19/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked about his support for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in light of talks over delegate revolts, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said no one could predict the outcome of the GOP nomination process, adding, “I think things remain reasonably uncertain.” Johnson said, “Nobody can really predict what’s going to be the outcome of our nomination process. I know there’s a number of movements afoot. I’m not part of that process. I have my own race here in Wisconsin, I’m going to concentrate on the areas of agreement, growing our economy, strengthening...
  • Trump: Delegates Last-Ditch Effort To Deny him GOP Nomination a Hoax

    06/18/2016 4:10:22 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 12 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    The media has been fighting Donald Trump tooth and nail for the last 7-8 months. Some Republican candidates decided they would give false accounts that Trump was eating up great media time while others weren't getting anything, but when the truth really came out, you saw how the media had been planning to destroy Trump all along. The Washington Post dropped a bombshell story on Friday that mentioned how dozens of anti-Trump delegates were going to walk away from Trump at the GOP convention. Instead of Trump supporters fearing this action, many got angry or mad. They wanted to know what...
  • 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.’
  • Release the GOP Delegates

    06/14/2016 9:16:49 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 /13/2016 | Eric O’Keefe, David B. Rivkin Jr.
    Main points of the story: Delegates won’t be legally ‘bound’ going into the convention. Although 20 states have passed laws that purport to bind delegates, these statutes can’t be legally enforced. This year the Rules Committee will be packed with supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz, who has not endorsed Mr. Trump. A political party is a private association whose members join together to further their shared beliefs through electoral politics, and they have a right to choose their representatives. Treating parties like mini-democracies reduces choice in the general election by crowding out the features that give each party its unique...
  • Just received a call from the RNC asking for Money for Donald Trump

    06/06/2016 7:32:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Self | 6 June, 2016 | Marktwain
    A few minutes ago, I received a call from the Republican National Committee. I had stopped sending them money a while back, disgusted by their willingness to go along with the Obama agenda. The lady on the phone claimed to be a 76-year-old grandmother, and that the RNC needed the money to support Donald Trump and combat "crooked Hillary". It was a great pitch. I found my resolve slipping. I told her that she was a great salesperson, but that I would have to think it over with my friends at freerepublic. So, what is the best way to support...
  • Buzzfeed Pulls Out Of $1.3m Advertising Deal With RNC Over Donald Trump

    06/06/2016 3:23:18 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/06/2016 | Hadas Gold, Mike Allen and Alex Spence
    BuzzFeed has pulled out of an advertising agreement with the Republican National Committee over objections to Donald Trump's rhetoric. The buy was for $1.3 million, a source close to BuzzFeed told POLITICO. The source said that the main consideration was the site's employees – that BuzzFeed could not countenance "having employees make ads, or working at the company and having our site promoting things, that limit our freedom and make it harder for them to live their lives." Asked if the site would rule out any Trump advertising, the source said the specifics would matter: "In general, we have taken...
  • BuzzFeed Terminates Ad Deal With Republican Party Over Trump

    06/06/2016 12:46:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | 6/06/16 | Kyle Blaine
    Donald Trump is “directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world,” CEO Jonah Peretti wrote. BuzzFeed has terminated a deal with the Republican National Committee to run political advertisements in the fall, the company’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, informed employees Monday morning. In an email, Peretti cited Donald Trump’s rhetoric and campaign promises as the reason for the decision to terminate the buy, worth $1.3 million according to a source who spoke with Politico. “Earlier today, BuzzFeed informed the RNC that we would not accept Trump for President ads and that we would...
  • McConnell pushes Trump to change

    06/05/2016 6:05:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is growing increasingly critical of Donald Trump, warning him to lay off GOP officials and drop his penchant for “name calling.” McConnell, who endorsed Trump, has been granting a steady stream of interviews to create buzz for his new book “The Long Game.” In the process, he’s leveled some sharp criticism at his party’s presumptive nominee. Asked about Trump’s tendency to lash out at other Republicans, McConnell retorted, it “ought to stop.” "I don't like that,” he told a Baltimore radio station. “I don't think it adds any value whatsoever to the discourse. And...
  • Judge orders Obama administration to release new Clinton emails

    06/02/2016 11:16:37 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    A federal judge has ordered the Obama administration to release new emails connected to Hillary Clinton before Democratic National Convention in July. In an order late on Wednesday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson told the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to hand over to the Republican National Committee (RNC) whatever records it could as part of an RNC’s open-records lawsuit on July 11.
  • North Carolina police pulls out of Republican National Convention (NAACP same week Cincinnati)

    05/29/2016 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2016 | Staff
    A North Carolina police department backed out of sending 50 police officers to the Republican presidential convention in Cleveland in June over concerns about whether the city is prepared to host an event that is expected to bring at least 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio. Greensboro police made the decision earlier this week to pull its officers from the event, saying the city isn’t providing workers’ compensation for coverage for out-of-town officers and is requiring them to get physical exams they’d have to pay for themselves. Deputy Police Chief Brian James wrote in a memo to the city’s police chief...
  • Cleveland police in riot gear won't wear body cameras during RNC

    05/29/2016 5:23:31 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 55 replies
    al.com news ^ | May 27, 2016 | Cory Schaffer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many Cleveland police officers will not be wearing body cameras if protests turn violent during the Republican National Convention, officials said. Police officials have told officers that a host of logistical issues, including an inability to attach the cameras to police riot gear, means officers will not be able to wear the devices. The department says officers will use other methods to record police interactions with protesters and the public during the convention. But the head of a police union and the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio expressed concern that the officers...
  • Trump camp concedes it's low on money

    05/29/2016 3:08:01 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Donald Trump's campaign has alerted Senate Republicans that he won't have much money to spend fending off attacks from Hillary Clinton over the next couple months. The notice came when Paul Manafort, Trump's senior advisor, met with a group of Senate Republican chiefs of staff for lunch last week, sources familiar with the meeting told the Washington Examiner. The admission suggests that Trump will be far more dependent on the GOP brass for money than he has led voters to believe, but it's consistent with his reliance on the Republican National Committee to provide a ground game in battleground states....
  • Trump campaign eyeing big stadium for acceptance speech (Cleveland's football or baseball stadiums)

    05/28/2016 1:20:09 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:38 PM ET, Sat May 28, 2016 | Jim Acosta
    Donald Trump's campaign is considering booking one of Cleveland's big sports venues for his acceptance speech in July, two GOP sources familiar with the planning of the upcoming GOP convention say. The sources said First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and Progressive Field, home of the city's Indians baseball team, are the two sites under consideration for Trump's acceptance speech on the final night of the convention. One of the sources said the campaign is closing in on signing a contract for use of one of the two venues, with the football stadium currently the favorite for Trump's...
  • Gov. Mary Fallin named as Republican National Convention Platform Committee co-chairwoman

    05/24/2016 2:47:50 PM PDT · by John W · 14 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | SAMANTHA VICENT
    Gov. Mary Fallin will serve as one of three leaders on the 2016 Republican National Convention Platform Committee, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced Tuesday. Fallin will join North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx as committee co-chair, while Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, will serve as chairman of the committee, Priebus said in a news release. The Platform Committee will meet at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to "outline the core principles and values of the Republican Party."
  • Trump’s deal with the RNC shows how big money is flowing back to the parties

    05/18/2016 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Matea Gold
    The deal Donald Trump struck with the Republican National Committee this week that allows wealthy supporters to give nearly $500,000 to finance his campaign and get-out-the-vote activities made it official: The parties are back in the big-money business. Fourteen years after a landmark campaign-finance overhaul clamped down on the flow of unregulated money to party coffers, both Republicans and Democrats are raising huge contributions again with gusto. Supporters of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton can rack up even higher totals because of her decision to launch a 32-state joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee last fall. Between that fund...
  • Reince Priebus, fool

    05/17/2016 5:53:49 AM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Richard Cohen
    I don’t know Reince Priebus, the head of the Republican Party (such as it is). He may be a very nice guy, what with a wife and kids and probably a car or two. Still, after watching him on the Sunday interview shows, I have concluded that the man has no pride, no shame and, almost certainly, no future. After Donald Trump loses the presidential election, the name Priebus will, like Quisling or even Boycott, take on a separate meaning: fool. Priebus went from TV studio to TV studio, four in all, on a trudge of abasement, a ride of shame....
  • Trump and Paul Ryan meeting today.

    05/12/2016 6:00:52 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 214 replies
    FOX News ^ | 5/12/2016
    Trump will meet with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at 9am this morning. All the networks will be covering live remarks made by both men following the meeting. The URL above links to the various video postings on this meeting thus far, (amazing how much coverage all ready), so Freepers will need to find their own source, (FOX, NBC, ABC, CNN, etc). Please post a good live thread when it surfaces here, and also commentary. As always, it will be interesting how our take here on Free Republic will be.
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy signs up to be a Trump delegate

    05/10/2016 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | May 9, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher |
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has signed up to serve as a delegate for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at this summer’s national convention in Cleveland. McCarthy’s move is notable in part because House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he is “not ready” to endorse Trump, even though he is the lone Republican remaining in the contest.
  • Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Strike Conciliatory Notes Before Crucial Meeting

    05/09/2016 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Maggie Haberman and Jennifer Steinhauer
    Facing a steep challenge as he prepares to meet with Republican leaders about uniting their splintering party, Donald J. Trump on Monday struck a more conciliatory tone about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. And Mr. Ryan appeared to reciprocate, saying he would step down from his position as chairman of the Republican National Convention in July if that is what the party’s presumptive nominee requests.
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump (Ryan was counting on brokered convention)

    05/06/2016 7:12:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 85 replies
    Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the race in May. In fact, Ryan's orbit was preparing for a contested convention in Cleveland, where he is slated to serve as chairman, effectively the emcee of the Trump coronation. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/paul-ryan-donald-trump-222870#ixzz47svnCs9j Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Chaos on the Convention Floor as RNC Blocks Ron Paul Delegates, Alters Seating Rules

    05/05/2016 11:26:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Democracy Now! ^ | Aug 29, 2012 | Democracy Now!
    DemocracyNow.org - Controversy erupted on the convention floor when a dispute broke out over whether to seat the delegates of presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Part of Maine's delegation stormed off the floor in protest of a decision to strip away half of Paul's delegates. Supportive members of other delegations rose to their feet and hollered their objections, angered by new rules that they say they will make it harder for grassroots candidates to stand a chance in future elections. Democracy Now! producer Deena Guzder was on the scene and filed this report.
  • ROTTEN, miserable NRSC, NRCC still using Trump to raise $$ for their own!

    05/05/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by AuntB · 20 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | May 5, 2016 | TheTownCrier
    ONE day! It took only one day after Trump wins...IN SPITE OF THEM...for the Republicans in the House (NRCC) and the Senate (NRSC) to scam Trump supporters into supporting their RINO candidates...NONE of which helped Trump! TTC has written about this extensively...BOTH have been doing this since Trump announced and have STOLEN likely millions of $$$ from the Trump campaign and they have NO intention of stopping...unless YOU make them! These elected traitors give NOT one rip about you or the United States of America. They care about their own little club and ripping you off to enrich themselves. This...
  • RNC Chairman: Trump 'Probably Good for Our Party'

    05/05/2016 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said this morning that even though no one could have "predicted what happened" in the GOP primary, "I don't think that's necessarily bad." "You know what? I think something different and something new is probably good for our party," he told CNN. (snip) Priebus added this morning on CNN that "obviously, you still have to get to 1,237 delegates." The chairman said he "was surprised" that Cruz dropped out, "and that's a hard thing to do." "I mean, he ran a very, very serious operation. Just an incredible ground game. His delegate operation was...
  • I'm Gonna Vote Republican - Yogi Yorgesson - YouTube (CLASSIC 45RPM RECORD

    05/04/2016 6:54:02 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1950s | Yogi Yorgesson
    I was introduced to this old song by a WWII-era Veteran friend of mine just last night. Perfect timing, I'd say. ---------------------------------- Those who are less than 100% fans of Donald Trump may consider voting for him to be Russian Roulette. BUT voting for the OPPOSITION means you shoot yourself and Lady Liberty FOR SURE...
  • Cruz's Hemlock Beverage Served To The GOP

    05/02/2016 10:41:56 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 28 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 2, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Cruz is at it again. In two states over the weekend Cruz's "ground game" steamrolled state conventions following losses in those state primaries, putting overwhelming majorities of delegates on the state slate that support Ted. In Arizona, for example, Cruz lost by roughly half compared to Trump; 47% to 25% (Kascich got 10% and the rest went to candidates who have dropped out.) How does a political party manage to justify a delegate split that doesn't look like 47-25-10, roughly? Oh sure, such a result might be "legal" under the rules of the party, and further on the first ballot...
  • Cruz denies an Indiana loss would end campaign

    05/01/2016 1:44:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1st, 2016 | By Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said on Sunday he would continue his campaign if he lost the critical Indiana primary on Tuesday. "If you don't win in Indiana under these circumstances, is this race over?" asked "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "Of course not," Cruz said. "It's going to be a battle to see who can earn a majority of the delegates elected by the people at the convention. And the reason Donald is so frantic to say the race is over ... is because Donald knows he cannot earn a majority of the delegates that were elected by...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 100 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • RNC chair Priebus: Our platform is clear that “life begins at conception”

    04/25/2016 10:36:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 25, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Sunday, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus dismissed speculation that Donald Trump’s recent comments about changing the GOP platform’s abortion plank would lead to any actual changes. Last week, the businessman and GOP presidential candidate said he would “absolutely” favor amending the platform’s declaration “that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed” to make exceptions for rape, incest, and life-of-the-mother cases. But on ABC’s “This Week,” Priebus noted that convention delegates, not the candidates, have the final say over any alterations to the party platform. “If that’s what Donald Trump is intending,...
  • The RNC got what it wanted and is saying, “Way to go Terry!”

    04/25/2016 9:07:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) got the dividend it was hoping for this past week when a criminal gave other criminals the right to vote in Virginia. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a man involved in so many crooked deals he can rightfully be called a “not yet convicted felon,” has given other felons in Virginia the right to vote. Using a Barack Obama stunt, Virginia’s Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an “executive order” giving the dregs of society – murderers, rapists, arsonists and robbers who have finished their sentences and parole/probation requirements--the right to vote. In a blah blah blah...
  • Go ahead, Donald, get 1,237; it won't matter: RNC delegate

    04/23/2016 11:07:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 182 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 22, 2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. Curly Haugland, a longstanding RNC official and an unbound delegate from North Dakota who will be on the convention rules committee in July, told CNBC that attaining 1,237 during the primaries does not secure the nomination. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically...
  • Trump’s Team Pitches His Legitimacy At Hollywood RNC Meeting (Trumps new tone)

    04/22/2016 12:31:44 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ted Scoutin
    Donald Trump’s team hit the floor of the Republican National Committee meeting...to lay out the plan for the front-runner’s path to the White House. “How’d it go in there?” CBS4’s Hank Tester asked Paul Manafort,...“I was very pleased. We came here to let everybody know we are committed to work with them and answer any question. We are very happy that everybody knows we are a united team. In May or June we will all be one team again,” he said. It’s good news after the RNC voted down a plan to recommend a rules change for the national convention....
  • RNC Spring Meeting - Hollywood Florida (Video -of debate over proposed rules changes)

    04/22/2016 11:46:16 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 2 replies
    Youtube RNC ^ | April 21, 2016 | Les Grossman
    Coverage from the RNC Rules Committee, Hollywood Florida pre-convention advisement U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday made inroads with the Republican Party by sending envoys to meet with congressional supporters in Washington and party leaders in Florida. Ted Cruz, John Kasich and a representative of front-runner Trump all made an intense push on Wednesday to curry favor.
  • NY GOP Chair Ed Cox endorses Donald Trump

    04/22/2016 8:52:15 AM PDT · by onona · 13 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | 21 APR 2016 | Matthew Hamilton
    NYC Republican Chairman Ed Cox endorses Donald Trump for president.
  • Trump: I Want to Bring Rubio Into Campaign

    04/22/2016 3:59:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/21/16 | Greg Richter
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump says he'd like to bring Florida Sen. Marco Rubio into his campaign as part of his effort to unify the party. Trump already has the support of two of his vanquished foes: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. "Frankly, Marco I'd love to have involved," Trump said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." "This party has to unite," Trump said. "Then you're going to have the House and Senate." Rubio dropped out of the race after losing his home state of Florida, but has yet to endorse anyone. Trump also responded to...
  • Rick Scott to RNC: No 'monkey business'

    04/21/2016 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 21, 2016 | Mike Caputo
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott passed up a chance to urge Republican National Committee members to support his preferred presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But he warned them: no “monkey-business.” “We’ve got to be transparent,” Scott told a packed room of RNC officials Thursday at their spring meeting in Hollywood, Fla., implicitly telling them not to cut back-room deals that would undercut the frontrunner or, in Trump’s terms, “rig” the process. “We can’t take a chance that we’re accused of any monkey-business. Tricks. Stunts. Anything,” Scott said in his brief remarks during which he received polite applause.
  • RNC members might be abandoning Cruz and climbing aboard the #TrumpTrain

    04/20/2016 5:49:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 119 replies
    A long fought battle between GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the RNC establishment might be coming to a close after the staggering victory Trump had in New York. reuters.com reports: The New York real estate mogul's win Tuesday in his home state over rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich was an important milestone for RNC members, who said it could put him on a pathway to acquire the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright without a contested convention. "There are a fair number of RNC members who were discounting his chances of success when we met in January...