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  • 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 · 8 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 · 99 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...
  • GOP elites to host yacht party, gather at Florida resort to discuss Trump’s delegates

    04/20/2016 7:47:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Binder
    It pays to be part of the 168-member Republican National Committee (RNC). RNC party leaders are expected to discuss GOP front-runner Donald Trump's delegates thus far at the Hollywood, Florida Diplomat Resort & Spa, which also includes a party on a 128-foot yacht, according to a report by CNN. . . . The yacht party can accommodate 550 people, and includes 18,000 feet of deck space, a covered sky lounge, two sun decks and 13 high-definition televisions.
  • GOP risks suicide by stealing election from Trump

    04/20/2016 7:21:36 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 125 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/19/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes. He is poised to sweep three of the five largest states in the nation – New York, Pennsylvania and California. If he does, and the nomination is taken from him, the Republican Party will be seen by the American people as a glorified Chinese tong. Last week, Ted Cruz swept 34 delegates at the Colorado party convention. Attendees were not allowed to vote on whom they wanted as the party’s nominee. This weekend, Cruz shut...
  • Priebus 'Not Going to Allow Anyone to Rewrite the Rules of Our Party'

    04/18/2016 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 18, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said "there's no room for threatening the delegates or the convention or anybody that would be going to our national convention," but he passed off much of that talk as "rhetoric and hyperbole." Priebus told NBC on Sunday that, as Donald Trump calls the delegate-selection process rigged, "I don't know what the motivation is." "There's really nothing that's rigged or being changed or altered. These are the same rules that were in place basically for over a century," he said. "But, at the very least, there's no way around the fact that all of...
  • RNC member accuses party of ‘institutional tyranny’ (Solomon Yue)

    04/18/2016 3:34:47 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    A member of the Republican National Committee rules panel accused his own party leadership of “institutional tyranny” on Monday, another escalation in the growing internal battle over the party’s arcane parliamentary procedures. Solomon Yue, the Oregon committeeman and member of the RNC’s Rules Committee, sent a more than 1,300-word email, obtained by POLITICO, to members of the rules panel on Monday morning, charging that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his allies had improperly tried to scuttle Yue’s proposal to change the underlying rulebook for what could be the party’s first contested convention in 40 years this summer. Yue is the...
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • Trump's rants risk annoying those who may decide nomination

    04/18/2016 2:36:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/16 | THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES
    Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to change what even defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system. He seems to know it, too. Instead, his railing against a "rigged" process appears aimed at amplifying his central message to an angry electorate: America is a mess, and only Trump can clean it up.
  • Trump: ‘I Don’t Want To Play The Rule Game…We Live In A Democracy’ [VIDEO]

    04/18/2016 2:51:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 203 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/16 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters at a press conference Sunday in Staten Island that the Republican primary nomination process is “rigged” against him and he refuses to play by the rules established by GOP state party committees he deems unfair.“I don’t want to play the rule game, because I’ll tell you what, we live in a democracy and it’s all about getting the bosses out. The bosses are picking. Now I’m winning, you will say. I’m wining by 200 delegates. I’m winning, more importantly in my opinion, I’m winning by 2 million votes. In other words I’ve gotten more...
  • RNC chief: No changes to delegate requirement likely

    04/17/2016 1:47:53 PM PDT · by GilGil
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Priebus maintained Sunday that state parties, not the RNC, decide their individual delegate processes, which have been finalized since last October. "The process has been going on for a month in each of the state's where there's been a convention," Priebus said. "It's not a matter of party insiders. It's a matter of 2,400 grassroots activists, and whatever they want to do, they can do."
  • Priebus tells delegates not to change convention rules

    04/16/2016 6:43:28 PM PDT · by GusFring · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4-16-16 | Matthew Boyle
    So Kasich, he gone?
  • The Freedom Choking Smog of Colorado’s Primary Scandal

    04/16/2016 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 16, 2016 | Randall Stevens
    Imagine, if you will, that your house is on fire. The conflagration has spread from the kitchen downstairs to engulf the hallway outside your bedroom upstairs. So you remain in your room, with a window open and a damp cloth over your mouth, under your bed. As you lay there terrified, eyes and throat burning from noxious fumes, a fireman bursts through the door. He sees you under the bed, a look of frenzied hope in your eyes that help has finally arrived. The fireman walks over to the window, shuts it, and then exits the room closing the door...
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summer’s convention — and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNC’s annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • (Ma.) Gov. Charlie Baker won’t attend the Republican National Convention

    04/14/2016 7:41:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    boston.com ^ | 04/14/2016 | Eric Levenson
    Gov. Charlie Baker won’t be attending the Republican National Convention in Ohio this July, breaking a string of Massachusetts governors with prominent speaking roles at the party’s convention. Baker, who was elected to office and has governed as a moderate Republican, has taken issue with the party’s leading presidential candidates this election cycle. He has criticized Donald Trump’s “reprehensible” comments about Muslims and women and said Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have not shown an ability to collaborate with others. Other moderate Republicans, including New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have also said they do...
  • 2016: The Year the Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged

    04/14/2016 5:36:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Anti Media ^ | 4/12/2016 | Nick Bernabe
    “Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. senators and congress members.” — Former President Jimmy Carter (ANTIMEDIA) Denver, CO — The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U.S. election — and even more so, the presidential race — is a big scam being perpetrated...
  • Cleveland is spending $20 million in federal money on riot and security gear (Shortened)

    04/13/2016 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Josh Rosenblat of Vox
    As Cleveland prepares to host the Republican National Convention this summer, it's bidding on millions of dollars of security equipment and tactical gear for its police.
  • RNC BOMBSHELL: CAN WIN IT ALL WITH 1,100

    04/13/2016 9:14:30 AM PDT · by RebelTex · 208 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/16 9:05 AM | Pete Kasperowicz
    "If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237," Evans said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Reince Priebus is in over his head

    04/12/2016 9:52:38 PM PDT · by Hostage · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 11, 2016 | Dana Milbank
    Reince Priebus, the beleaguered and balding Republican National Committee chairman, was asked a few days ago about his mane. “How much gray hair do you think you’re going to have by December?” CNN’s Jake Tapper inquired. “Gray is fine,” the party boss replied. “I just want to make sure I have hair.” Alternatively, he could try a Whig. This could be the first time in 160 years when a major American political party splits, and Priebus, the young technocrat from Wisconsin brought in to improve the Republicans’ infrastructure, is in over his head.
  • Trump slams RNC chairman, calls 2016 process "a disgrace"

    04/12/2016 4:15:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2016 | Bob Cusack
    NEW YORK — Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the chairman of the Republican National Committee, claiming the party's system for selecting its presidential nominee is a “scam” and a “disgrace.” During an exclusive interview with The Hill at Trump Tower, Trump said, “It's a disgrace for the party. And Reince Priebus should be ashamed of himself. He should be ashamed of himself because he knows what's going on.”
  • Meet the Rules Committee: 112 people who may decide the Republican nominee

    04/12/2016 7:03:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/12/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The Republican National Convention Rules Committee is the most powerful group you've never heard of -- it will set the rules of the convention and could potentially keep John Kasich off the ballot, open the battle to House Speaker Paul Ryan or create a dozen other different scenarios that decide the result. Its power is only limited by the political constraints of Republican Party leaders worried about the long-term effects of Donald Trump winning or losing the nomination. "He who writes the rules, rules -- as the old saying goes," said Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican...
  • GOP Elites' Delusional Plan for Cleveland

    04/11/2016 8:18:27 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/10/15 | Pat Buchanan
    After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win. Yet, as that huge, roaring reception he received in his first post-Wisconsin appearance in Bethpage, New York, testifies, the Donald remains not only the front-runner, but the most exciting figure in the race. Moreover, after the New York, New England, mid-Atlantic and California primaries, Trump should be within striking distance of the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination. He will then have to persuade uncommitted...
  • If the RNC thinks it can win a game of “chicken” against Trump supporters it had better think again

    04/08/2016 8:58:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 106 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/8/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 2012 the GOPe gave us the architect of Obamacare Mitt Romney a crash dummy we had to hold our nose to vote for. An estimated 3.5 million potential conservative voters stayed home and another 17% of those who did show up actually voted for Obama. Shortly after the 2012 disaster an analysis of the voting patterns in four states was conducted. The resultant data are facts the GOPe would just as soon we didn’t remember. It found that with a total number of just 333,908 switches in votes in New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Romney would have gained...
  • RNC Rules Member: Expect ‘Tweaks’ To Rules At Upcoming Florida Meeting

    04/08/2016 3:20:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/16 | Kerry Picket
    Rules changes to the Republican National Convention could happen as soon as two weeks from now. The Republican National Committee is gathering in Hollywood, Florida, for its spring meeting later this month. This quarterly gathering includes a, Contest Committee meeting, Debates Committee meeting, and Standing Committee meeting on the rules. This is the last time RNC members will gather before the party’s convention in Cleveland later in July. Ross Little Jr., a Republican National Committeeman from Louisiana and Convention Rules Committee member, told Fox News Channel’s Gretchen Carlson Thursday that “small tweaks” to the convention rules could happen at the...
  • Majority of North Dakota GOP delegates support Ted Cruz

    04/05/2016 11:02:10 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    The Jamestown Sun ^ | 05 April 2016 | Grace Lyden
    F ARGO—Presidential candidate Ted Cruz's supporters claimed the bulk of North Dakota's Republican delegates this past weekend, but the impact of that win won't be apparent for months because all of the delegates in the state are unbound. Of the 25 delegates elected at the North Dakota Republican convention, at least 17 are supporting Cruz or leaning that way. {snip} But Dever believes a lot could change between now and July, when the Republican National Convention is held in Cleveland. That's why he was surprised to see his name alongside 22 others on a list of "Cruz supporters" that was...
  • Trump plans a series of policy speeches

    04/05/2016 10:46:29 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05 April 2016 | Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump, facing a likely setback in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, plans to shift gears in the coming weeks, and give a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in an interview Tuesday that a memo published by The Washington Post detailing how Trump plans to get Mexico to pay for his proposed border wall is a prelude to a series of moves that flesh out the policies that Trump has been speaking about in general terms in his rallies and in...
  • Mitt Romney Niece: Reince Priebus 'Has Revolutionized the Republican Party'

    04/05/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 5, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    In an interview Monday by "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV, Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, praised Preibus' leadership of the Republican National Committee. "I think Reince has revolutionized the Republican Party," she said. "He has put together a field program that we have never seen before…. He has put us in a place in 2016 where we can win the White House because of the infrastructure that he has so effectively built."
  • Priebus: 'The party is choosing a nominee'

    04/05/2016 11:43:42 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 112 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/5/2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus cautioned supporters of Donald Trump who vocally disapprove of the GOP's delegate allocation and selection process. "By the way, this is a nomination for the Republican Party," Priebus told 620 WTMJ in Wisconsin. "If you don't like the party, then sit down. The party is choosing a nominee." Priebus said he does not think Trump will run as a third-party candidate, and added that he expects all remaining Republican candidates to support the party's nominee. Asked by radio host Charlie Sykes whether the nominating rules would change from those set at the previous convention,...
  • Top Republicans believe Paul Ryan will be nominee

    04/04/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 371 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/16 | Mike Allen
    On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth ballot at a chaotic Cleveland convention. One of the nation’s best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan — ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, who’ll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.
  • RNC Poised To Crush Cruz & Trump At Convention With “Secret” Delegate Army

    04/04/2016 5:28:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 04/03/16 | DCWhispers
    Ted Cruz is clearly pinning his hopes on winning the GOP presidential nomination via a contested/brokered convention this summer in Cleveland. Drifting slowly beneath the Establishment swamp though is a small army of RNC-devoted delegates who are poised to quickly alter the nomination outcome upon the second and third votes, and neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz are likely to survive that outcome. Why Mr. Cruz continues to allow himself to be used so openly by the GOP Establishment as a wedge to prevent Donald Trump from reaching the majority of delegates necessary to lock up the nomination remains...
  • Carson: Republican leaders want Clinton

    04/03/2016 2:02:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2016 | Dan Friedman
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday that Republican party leaders prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump for president. "The establishment Republicans would prefer to see someone like Hillary Clinton than they would Donald Trump," Carson said Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable," a radio show hosted by supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York on Sunday. After dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination Carson, a former neurosurgeon and promotional speaker, endorsed Trump, calling him a fellow outsider. "The establishment in the Republican Party is scared out of their wits about the possibility of...
  • Priebus is a snake

    04/03/2016 10:22:58 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 69 replies
    04-03-2016 | Me
    Watching this creep on Wallace right now and can only say he makes my blood boil. He's a lying POS.
  • Senate Republicans Fundraise Off of “I’m With Trump” Holiday Swag — After Bashing Trump Last Month

    03/01/2016 5:55:28 PM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec. 8, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Even though the Republican establishment fundraising group privately calls leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump a “misguided missile” who is “subject to farcical fits” and advises candidates to emulate but not tie themselves too closely to Trump, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is still soliciting donations using Trump’s name as a motivator to contribute. A holiday-themed email from the NRSC went out this week offering an “I’m with Trump!” car magnet for a minimum donation of $10 The email was forwarded to The Gateway Pundit, from a recipient who wishes to remain anonymous, with the message, “These (expletives) are raising...
  • Bad News

    04/03/2016 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Hostage · 124 replies
    RNC ^ | April 3, 2016 | Cara Mason
    Bad news: it finally happened, Friend… Our Party didn’t meet our budget for March. Key programs will be cut starting in the next 24 hours. 24 Hours Left ...Good news: A group of donors will MATCH whatever you can chip in. Note: If you’ve saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately. GIVE $100 FOR AN IMPACT OF $200 GIVE $75 FOR AN IMPACT OF $150 GIVE $50 FOR AN IMPACT OF $100 GIVE $35 FOR AN IMPACT OF $70 Contribute Other Amount At the end of 2015, our Party laid out a very, very aggressive ground game...
  • Mitt Romney revealed as GOP pick by RNC 'DeepThroat'

    04/03/2016 9:08:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 119 replies
    The News Hub ^ | April 3, 2016 | Bill Singletary
    A Watergate-type 'Deep Throat' has come forward to claim that despite all the talk of a contested Republican Convention, the GOP nominee will be former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a deal, said the shadowy source who has direct knowledge of the situation, was sealed months ago by the Republican National Committee (RNC). "All this hoopla about Trump splitting the Party if he doesn't get the nomination – even if he gets only a majority of the needed delegates – is hogwash," insisted the well-placed source who claims direct knowledge of talks held between Romney and GOP executives. . . ....
  • Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's three-bedroom home is put up for rent for $8,000-a-week for

    04/02/2016 11:52:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 2, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Full Title: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's three-bedroom home is put up for rent for $8,000-a-week for the Republican National Convention Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home will be available to rent during the Republican National Convention this July. The 2,170sqft home in Bath Township, less than 30 miles from where the convention is being held in Cleveland, costs $8,000 for a week. Dahmer's former residence, at 4480 W Bath Road, is one of several private properties that real estate company Howard Hanna has made available for rent while the convention is underway.
  • Cruz: At A Contested Convention Rubio, Kasich Delegates Will Come To Us Not Trump

    04/01/2016 9:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2016 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox New Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said if no candidate gets the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination by the Republican convention this summer than at a contested convention, the Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) delegates will come to him, not Donald Trump. Cruz said, “The only way to win the Republican nomination is to earn a majority of the delegates and that is what I believe we’re going to do, either in the states leading up to the convention, or if we get to the...