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  • The Republican Party Has Spent $0 On TV Ads For Trump After Spending $42 Million For Romney In 2012

    10/16/2016 6:13:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Charismanews ^ | 10/14/16 | Michael Snyder
    With so much stacked against him, can Donald Trump pull off a miracle and actually win this election? Right at this moment, things are looking quite grim for the Trump campaign. Following the release of the lewd audio tape, six women have come forward and have accused him of doing the exact sorts of things that he admitted to on that tape, and the mainstream media is going after him with all they've got. Of course the Clintons have done far worse things than Trump has, and that is the case that Trump must make to the American people in...
  • Cut Ties to Donald Trump, Big Donors Urge R.N.C.

    10/14/2016 12:38:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 77 replies
    Several of the Republican Party’s most generous donors called on the Republican National Committee on Thursday to disavow Donald J. Trump, saying that allegations by multiple women that Mr. Trump had groped or made inappropriate sexual advances toward them threatened to inflict lasting damage on the party’s image. To an elite group of Republican contributors who have donated millions of dollars to the party’s candidates and committees in recent years, the cascade of revelations related to Mr. Trump’s sexual conduct is grounds for the committee to cut ties with the party’s beleaguered standard-bearer, finally and fully. “At some point, you...
  • The RNC Has Spent $0 on TV Ads for Trump

    10/13/2016 10:27:59 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 45 replies
    NYMAG ^ | August 13, 2016 | Eric Levitz
    In 2008 and 2012, the Republican National Committee spent millions on TV ads supporting its nominees or savaging their Democratic rivals. In 2016, it has spent $0 on commercials boosting Donald Trump, according to a new analysis by Politico. The RNC did spend $321,000 on attacking Hillary Clinton — last fall, before Trump had emerged as the party’s standard-bearer.
  • (TWITTER) Insider Says GOP Coup Attempt Thwarted

    @JackPosobiec SCOOP: The DC Beltway is livid at Trump today. House staffers are telling me they all actually thought Trump would drop out this weekend RNC leaders were telling members that after the tape leaked that Trump would drop out so they all needed to unendorse him first So now its chaos, members were told Trump was dropping and Pence was taking over so that's why so many publicly attacked Trump But now Trump is staying in, and after his strong debate performance and solid support levels they are worried they just screwed themselves The establishment plan was Pence would...
  • Republican Party to divert funding from Donald Trump's campaign: WSJ

    10/10/2016 8:13:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09 October 2016
    The Republican Party planned to divert funds away from its presidential candidate Donald Trump and instead focus on down-ballot candidates, according to a party official informed of the decision, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. That meant the party planned to try to mobilize voters to support its House and Senate candidates even if those voters intended to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a marked shift in its previous strategy, the report said.
  • Vanity: @cernovich RNC/GOPe trying to sabotage Trump's campaign.

    10/10/2016 7:08:54 PM PDT · by ak267 · 27 replies
    Twitter @cernovich | 10-10-2016 | Ak267
    Heard on @Cernovich that the RNC is denying funds to the Trump campaign...funds he helped raise. RNC is inserting moles, purging Trump loyalists, and attempting to sabotage his campaign. Also, @Cernovich states that Ryan's henchmen had a part in the Trump tape. ‏@Cernovich RAISE HELL WITH THE RNC AND PUT THEM ON NOTICE!!!!
  • RNC Standing by Trump

    10/10/2016 6:59:39 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    “Nothing has changed in regard with our relationship,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reportedly stated during a phone call with members of the RNC Monday afternoon. “We are in full coordination with the Trump campaign. We have a great relationship with them. And we are going to continue to work together to make sure he wins in November.”
  • RNC member: I am not voting for any Republican who is not backing Trump

    10/10/2016 5:28:04 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 91 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/10/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Over the weekend CNBC learned a page on Facebook called Vote Out Every Republican That Opposes Trump was created, and members like Diana Orrock, Republican National Committeewoman for Nevada, are promoting the page in their status posts encouraging followers not to vote for the candidates who they feel have abandoned the GOP presidential nominee. "As national committeewoman, I am supposed to keep my personal beliefs to myself, but I have never been a party-over-principles type of person. I have always been a principles-over-party individual," she said. "I am no longer endorsing Joe Heck in the Senate race," explained Orrock. "How...
  • RNC chairman Priebus: We're fully behind Trump

    10/10/2016 4:17:24 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-10-16 | Ben Kamisar
    The (RNC) is standing fully behind Donald Trump, chairman Reince Priebus said Monday in a private conference call. Speaking to the 168 members of the RNC, Priebus sought to squash rumors that the national party would cut the nominee loose to focus on protecting GOP majorities in the House and Senate, according to sources on the call. Trump is running a bare-bones campaign that is overly reliant on staff from the RNC, and a reallocation of resources to down-ballot races would effectively doom his campaign. Down-ballot Republicans have begun signaling they’ll be run parallel campaigns that are untethered from the...
  • Trump Virginia campaign chair Corey Stewart fired for organizing protest outside RNC

    10/10/2016 2:16:46 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 38 replies
    WMAL WJLA ^ | 10-10-15
    Trump Va. campaign chair Corey Stewart fired for organizing protest outside RNC (ABC7) WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Corey Stewart, the Virginia campaign chair for Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, has been fired after organizing a protest outside of the Republican National Committee headquarters Monday. Follow Jeff Goldberg @abc7jeffg BREAKING: Trump Virginia campaign chair Corey Stewart fired for organizing protest outside RNC. 4:09 PM - 10 Oct 2016 691 691 Retweets 602 602 likes "He is being replaced, effective immediately," Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie said on the firing. "Corey made this decision when he staged a stunt in front of...
  • Falwell: Lewd Trump Tape Part of GOP Coup Against Donald

    10/10/2016 1:03:24 PM PDT · by drypowder · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/10/2016 | Neil W. McAbe
    The son of the Moral Majority founder and the president of Liberty University told WABC radio host Rita Crosby shortly after Sunday’s presidential debate that Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) and other Republican leaders used the recently released lewd tape of Donald J. Trump to execute a push against the GOP nominee for president. “I think this whole tape… video tape thing was planned, I think it was timed, I think it might have even been a conspiracy among establishment Republicans who have known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage to...
  • The Republicans are in the Process of Assuring a Clinton Win

    10/08/2016 2:20:31 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 79 replies
    10/8/16 | Originalbuckeye
    All the Republicans who are coming out against Trump obviously want Clinton to win. We need to send them a message that it is the REPUBLICANS who will be blamed for the continuing destruction of this country. And the Republican elites SHOULD be blamed if there is a Clinton win.

    10/08/2016 6:10:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 147 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | POSTED ON OCTOBER 8, 2016 | D.W. ULSTERMAN
    Clinton operatives, alleged to be working in conjunction with the Washington Post, released a brief audio tape from eleven years ago that captures Donald Trump in some unsavory locker-room banter that included a reference to grabbing a certain part of the female anatomy. Multiple sources have now indicated this tape’s release was initiated weeks earlier, and that both House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP Chair Reince Priebus, had been made aware of its intended use – and then failed to notify the Trump campaign, making them complicit in the Clinton Machine’s intent to harm the Trump campaign.
  • 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"
  • RNC halts Victory project work for Trump

    10/08/2016 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | October 8, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Republican National Committee on Saturday appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations of some of the “Victory” program that is devoted to electing Donald Trump. The move comes as the GOP nominee is under mounting pressure from elected Republicans to step aside after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women. In an email from the RNC to a victory program mail vendor, with the subject line “Hold on all projects,” the committee asked the vendor to “put a hold” on mail production. “Please put a hold/stop on all mail projects right now. If something is...
  • BREAKING: Republican National Committee Halts Its ‘Victory’ Project Aimed at Electing Trump

    10/08/2016 12:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 181 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 8, 2016 | JD Durkin
    POLITICO is now reporting that the RNC’s “Victory” project — an effort by the committee to ensure that Donald Trump is elected as the nation’s next president — has been halted. According to the report by Alex Isenstadt, the RNC, “appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations,” of the effort....
  • Donald Trump Seizes Control of Ohio Ground Game from John Kasich

    09/20/2016 5:27:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 | 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.
  • 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 ^ | 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
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  • 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.