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  • Rage Against the Machinery

    02/13/2016 1:26:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    Charlie Daniels Soapbox ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Charlie Daniels
    When I look at public reaction to the candidates in the presidential primary fiasco this election year, it's like something I've never seen in my lifetime. I've never seen the power players reduced to such a lowly status or seen big money relegated to a secondary position as a business man who has never held public office and a Senator who spent his honeymoon in the old USSR - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - are, at the very least giving the establishment candidates a sight more than either party’s movers and shakers ever bargained for. They represent the absolute...

    02/13/2016 11:13:37 AM PST · by knarf · 90 replies
    self | February 13, 2016 | knarf
    Having coffee with some friends earlier today, it occurred to me .... I have clicked just about every article, advertisement and FR post that has the word "Trump" in it and I have NEVER received an e-mail from him OR any supporters
  • Trump Denounces ‘Illegal’ RNC Fundraiser Invoking His Name – Forces Them to Take It Down!

    02/13/2016 10:47:30 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 74 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-13-2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump issued a statement on Facebook Saturday denouncing as “illegal” a Republican National Committee fundraising email that encouraged donations to the RNC to get on ‘Trump’s list’ of donors that would be shown to him before the GOP debate in South Carolina Saturday night.
  • Before Trump takes the stage tonight ...

    02/13/2016 7:59:40 AM PST · by Hostage · 149 replies
    Repubiican National Committee ^ | February 13, 2016 | Sharon Day
    GOP Friend, Before Trump takes the stage at tonight’s debate, I’ll be giving him a list of his most active supporters within our Party. Since you’ve identified as a Trump supporter, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to make it on his list. Contribute $100, $75, $50, or even just $35 to identify yourself as one of Trump’s earliest supporters within our Party. Trump could proudly see your name on his list of supporters before he gets up on that stage and fights for his platform in front of millions of Americans. To send these lists over...
  • Thoughts on the Meaning of the 2016 New Hampshire Primary

    02/10/2016 3:26:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 10, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Ted Cruz -- my guy -- confounded the public pollsters with his victory in Iowa, snapping up 35% of the vote in a (much too) crowded field. The comb-over candidate Donald Trump ran away with New Hampshire, as nearly everyone predicted. John Kasich, with almost 16%, came in second with Cruz, at nearly 12%, in third place. BushRubioChristieCarsonFiorinaPaul formed the caboose, and one might be forgiven for observing that while Rand Paul isn't even running anymore, most of the caboose, with the exception of Rubio, should follow suit and take their little trains to the siding.An intelligent and canny friend,...
  • RNC’s Redfield Says Trump Is Destroying The GOP, Demands Action From Priebus

    02/09/2016 6:21:48 PM PST · by blueyon · 89 replies ^ | 2/09/16 | ???
    A top Republican National Committee official is demanding action from RNC Chair Reince Priebus over concerns with the Donald Trump Presidential campaign. Holland Redfield, an RNC Committeeman from the Virgin Islands, said recently that the party is being almost “terrorized” by Trump. Redfield believes the future of the party is at stake.
  • Why A Vote For An Establishment Candidate Could Be A Vote For Trump In N.H.

    02/08/2016 7:15:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | February 8,2016 | Domenico Montanaro
    But because of a quirk in how the state party allocates delegates and how fractured the "establishment" field is, it could mean that an anti-Trump vote will actually be a vote for the New York billionaire. Here's how: The state party awards delegates on a proportional basis to presidential candidates based on their vote statewide and by congressional district. But it also has a 10 percent threshold. What does that mean? It means that if a candidate does not get 10 percent of the vote, he gets no delegates. And, right now, the favorite is Trump. Trump, after all, has...
  • Jeb is angry

    02/08/2016 10:42:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/16 | GLENN THRUSH
    Jeb Bush is a nice guy, an optimistic guy, a substantive, forward-looking guy who just happens to be a little pissed off as his campaign bus rolls through the idyllic New Hampshire countryside. He's angry at Marco Rubio, thoroughly disgusted with Donald Trump, aggravated with the grubby, profane, uncivil tone of the Republican primary - and, above all, irate at the mere suggestion that he stop grinding this 2016 thing out until he finally convinces voters that he's the best guy to do the job.
  • Bush aims to just survive New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 5:15:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    His campaign is in overdrive. The family cavalry is en route. It may not be enough. The pundits think he's nearing the end. His donors are itching to jump ship. But Jeb Bush thinks he's about to take the first step toward an unlikely comeback. "You don't have to listen to the pundits," Bush told voters here. "In fact, you'll figure it out for the pundits." The Bush campaign enters its last day before New Hampshire votes with the single aim of delivering a top-five performance that justifies pushing south, where they say they believe a better organization and a...
  • Is Jeb Bush's Campaign Dying, or Just Getting Ready to Begin?

    02/08/2016 5:07:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Vice News ^ | 2/8/16 | John Surico
    It's 11 AM on Saturday morning in Bedford, New Hampshire, and Jeb Bush's staff has a problem: A police officer is saying that that McKelvie Intermediate School has reached its maximum occupancy. Hundreds of people-many wearing Bush '88 hats and W pins, the merch of a dynasty-have squeezed into the school's auditorium to see the latest Bush to seek the presidency speak. Other supporters are stuck outside, cheering the former Florida governor's "Safer, Stronger, Freer America" bus as it rolled in. While Bush takes selfies with the stragglers, Tom Ridge appears onstage inside. -snip- These aren't great times to be...
  • Jeb Bush Promises to 'Beat Expectations' in New Hampshire

    02/07/2016 1:38:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/7/16 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush told NBC News' Chuck Todd on Sunday that his campaign will continue no matter how he finishes in New Hampshire, the state where he has committed most of his time and campaign resources. "We'll beat expectations. And we'll be in South Carolina. And I'm excited by that," Bush said on "Meet The Press." "In fact, of the governors at least, I'm the only one that has a national campaign."
  • NH Poll: Trump +16, Kasich in 2nd, Jeb Bush Surging

    02/07/2016 1:16:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/16 | MIKE FLYNN
    The latest Monmouth University poll of New Hampshire shows Donald Trump continuing to lead the GOP field by a double-digit margin. The poll, however, shows a very tight race for second place, with Jeb Bush surging 9 points since Monmouth's last survey in January. Trump leads the field with 30 percent support, essentially unchanged since Monmouth's last poll in early January. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is second with 14 percent support, also unchanged since early January. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has 13 percent support, up just one point in the last month. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 12 percent, down...
  • Jeb Bush says future doesn't hinge on NH vote

    02/06/2016 3:54:59 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/6/16 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he will continue his campaign no matter the outcome of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Bush said in an interview with CNN on his campaign bus Saturday that the presidential race is just getting started and that he's "in it for the long haul." Bush says every election is different but that none are over after the first primary.
  • RNC leaders scrap plans to change convention rules after Trump warning(a true leader)

    01/28/2016 5:03:17 AM PST · by Be Careful · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/27/16 | R. Hallow
    Mr. Trump’s warning appears to have worked, at least for now. Several influential leaders on the Republican National Committee withdrew plans to lower the nomination threshold and make it easier for other candidates to challenge Mr. Trump at the convention.
  • RNC breaks fundraising record in 2015

    01/28/2016 7:41:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    And it’s good news for more than one reason, although the current temperature of the electorate may not appreciate the nuances at the moment. The RNC set a record for off-year fundraising in 2015, chair Reince Priebus announced on Twitter earlier today, with a total haul of $105 million. The party entered 2016 with nearly $19 million in cash, too: BREAKING: Historic year for @GOP. Raised off-year record $105.6M in 2015, $18.7M COH. We're the only org focused/ready for general election— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 27, 2016 Much of that came from smaller donors, according to The Hill’s sources:...
  • RNC drops NBC as debate host

    01/27/2016 10:22:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2016. | Jesse Byrnes
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) has formally split with NBC for its debate next month in Houston, announcing Monday that it will partner with CNN to broadcast the event. The debate was originally slated to take place Feb. 26 at the University of Houston. Now it will take place a day earlier, Feb. 25, in Houston at a location that has yet to be announced. Spanish-language media company Telemundo will continue to co-host the event, along with conservative magazine National Review and radio network Salem Communications, RNC chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. The RNC had announced in late...
  • Sarah Palin, Rage Whisperer

    01/26/2016 7:34:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/16 | NICOLLE WALLACE
    DONALD J. TRUMP has made a shrewd bet. For the first time since he descended an escalator in Trump Tower last June to announce that this time, he really was running for president, he ceded control of his campaign message. He handed the Trump-bedecked podium over to Sarah Palin. Mr. Trump’s bet: When the politician most fluent in American rage roars, the movement she gave voice to in the fall of 2008 will roar back today.
  • RNC Disinvites National Review From Debate

    01/22/2016 11:04:22 AM PST · by xzins · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 22 Jan 16 | Newsmax Wires
    The Republican National Committee has dumped National Review from the Feb. 25 GOP debate after the magazine published a scathing editorial against Donald Trump. RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer told Buzzfeed News that the magazine was dumped as a sponsor of the debate in Houston, saying "a debate moderator can't have a predisposition." Jack Fowler, publisher of National Review, wrote a short blog item late Thursday: "Tonight, a top official with the RNC called me to say that National Review was being disinvited. The reason: Our 'Against Trump' editorial and symposium. We expected this was coming. Small price to pay for...
  • ‘We Expected This Was Coming’: National Review Publisher Reveals What Happened After Publish...

    01/22/2016 8:33:16 AM PST · by Isara · 90 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    'We Expected This Was Coming': National Review Publisher Reveals What Happened After Publishing Anti-Trump Issue The publisher of the National Review said late Thursday that his publication had been disinvited from the Feb. 25 Houston debate after it published a special "Against Trump" issue. Just got a call from top GOP official. @NRO disivinited from Houston debate on Feb. 25th becasue of #AgainstTrump. Jack Fowler (@jackfowler) January 22, 2016 Jack Fowler wrote in an announcement that a "top official with the RNC" called to break the news to him."The reason: Our "Against Trump" editorial and symposium," he wrote. "We...
  • RNC cuts debate ties with conservative magazine over anti-Trump issue

    01/22/2016 1:50:49 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2016 | Fox News
    The Republican National Committee announced late Thursday that the venerable conservative magazine National Review had been dropped as a debate sponsor after it published an issue devoted to why voters should reject Donald Trump's presidential campaign. RNC spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed to Buzzfeed News that the magazine had been dropped as a sponsor of the Feb. 25 debate in Houston, saying "a debate moderator can't have a predisposition." "We expected this was coming," National Review publisher Jack Fowler wrote in a blog post early Friday, calling the RNC move a "small price to pay for speaking the truth about The...
  • Houston, We Have a Problem [RNC just disinvited NRO from CNN debate]

    01/21/2016 8:55:30 PM PST · by catnipman · 188 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/21/2016 | Jack Fowler
    Tonight, a top official with the RNC called me to say that National Review was being disinvited [from the CNN debate]. The reason: Our "Against Trump" editorial and symposium. We expected this was coming. Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald.
  • The Problem With Jeb Bush's Brain (Mike Murphy)

    01/21/2016 3:30:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/21/16 | Ed Kilgore
    You knew it had to happen soon: Someone at Politico (or actually two someones, Anna Palmer and Eli Stokols) would get on the horn with some of the donors who poured more than $100 million into the Jeb Bush super-pac Right to Rise and would reliably hear and report some high-end bitching. And the object of this unhappiness was equally predictable: Right to Rise chieftain and longtime Republican campaign consultant Mike Murphy, who has burned through about half of the vast RTR war chest even as his candidate went from being the unquestioned front-runner to this feckless and much-ridiculed guy...
  • How the RNC squashed its only conservative-media debate

    01/20/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by McGruff · 16 replies
    POLITICO ^ | January 20, 2016 | Hadas Gold and Shane Goldmacher
    The Washington Times and Liberty University were planning for a year. And then the Republican Party pulled the plug. More than a year ago, huddled in secret, the Republican National Committee began negotiations with conservative news organizations to wrest at least one presidential primary debate from the grip of the mainstream media. It was to be an event by and for the GOP's base, free of the constraints of a big network, to ensure candidates a forum to speak about conservative issues in a conservative frame for conservative voters. That debate would have happened this week at Liberty University with...
  • Reince Priebus Won’t Call Ted Cruz a 'Natural Born Citizen' In Time Magazine Interview

    01/19/2016 11:49:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/12/16 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is surrounded by "varsity" candidates and vows to have an honest convention. But the GOP leader refused to get involved in the debate over whether or not Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a "natural born" citizen. Time asked Priebus, "A topic in the news today Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Is he constitutionally eligible to be President?" "Listen, I don't get involved," Priebus responded. "I'm not going to get in the middle of all these candidate issues. It’s a bad place for me to...
  • Strikeout! RNC Won't Play Ball

    01/18/2016 5:05:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    To win the White House, you must make all four bases in the game of political baseball. The Republican National Committee is trying to win by skipping the bases altogether—a recipe for striking out. Winning the White House in 2016 is so close you can taste it. The problem is, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his chummy club of elites have been secretly brooding over what to do if—gasp!—Sen. Ted Cruz or Donald Trump wins the most delegates at this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. By Priebus' own admission to TIME, as well as insider leaks to the Washington...
  • Former RNC Chairman: Donald Trump Will Be Republican Nominee

    01/17/2016 11:27:18 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 77 replies
    CBS ^ | January 15, 2016 | Rich Zeoli
    Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele says, following the last Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for President. Steele, responding to a question from Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about who can defeat Trump for the nomination, said no one can. "I don't think you can. That window has closed and I think Donald Trump effectively closed it over the last couple of months. You tell me who stops him and when do they do it? He's polling anywhere from 33 to 35, 36 percent in...
  • RNC member urges party to rally against Trump

    01/15/2016 6:54:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/15/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    A Republican National Committeeman delivered a call-to-arms aimed at Donald Trump during a closed-door GOP meeting on Thursday, urging his colleagues to take a forceful stand against those who he said were destroying the party's brand. At a breakfast at the RNC's winter meeting, Holland Redfield, an RNC committeeman who represents the minority-rich Virgin Islands, rose to address party chairman Reince Priebus. In the five-minute impromptu speech, a video recording of which Redfield provided to POLITICO, Redfield did not explicitly mention Trump's name. But he made clear that angry voices in the party posed a grave threat to the GOP's...
  • White House Praises Nikki Haley After She Targeted Donald Trump

    01/13/2016 7:35:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/13/16 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    The Obama administration appears pleased by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's response to the president's State of the Union address - especially after she urged her party to avoid the harsh tone of presidential candidate Donald Trump. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough praised Haley during a breakfast meeting with reporters in response to a question about a line in her speech that was directed at Donald Trump and his political supporters. "I have a lot of admiration for the governor,"McDonough said, praising the South Carolina governor for her "remarkable" leadership of her state. McDonough made his remarks during...
  • Karl Rove: If Trump is nominee, GOP will lose White House and Senate

    01/08/2016 12:39:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/8/16 | Mark Hensch
    The Republican Party will lose the White House, the Senate and many of its House seats if Donald Trump becomes the party's presidential nominee, according to Karl Rove. "If Mr. Trump is its standard-bearer, the GOP will lose the White House and the Senate, and its majority in the House will fall dramatically," the Republican wrote in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. Rove, who was a top adviser to former President George W. Bush, said nominating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president could also be dangerous. "If the nominee is Ted Cruz the situation is still dicey," he...
  • Rove predicts multi-ballot convention for GOP

    01/07/2016 11:06:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/7/16 | Nick Gass
    For the first time in 68 years, the Republican Party will need more than one ballot to pick its nominee this summer in Cleveland, Karl Rove predicted in his annual list of prognostications. "Delegates will be fractured-with many legally bound, for at least one ballot, to support the winner of their state or district-and at least two ballots will be required," he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. -snip- Should Donald Trump, the current leader in most statewide and national polling, become the party's pick, Rove predicted that the Democrats would maintain control of the White House for another four...
  • Pro-Bush PAC lands $10M contribution

    01/07/2016 7:33:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Right to Rise USA, a super PAC supporting the presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, has received a $10 million donation from insurance executive Hank Greenberg, sources familiar with the situation told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. -snip- The former Florida governor polls just 3.3 nationwide, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.
  • Jeb Bush carries toy turtles in his pocket to remind people that 'slow and steady wins the race'

    01/06/2016 1:11:58 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/6/16 | Jeva Lange
    The jury is still out on whether or not Jeb Bush is okay, and this new information might not do much to reassure anyone on the fence about it. Apparently the presidential hopeful carries small toy turtles around in his pockets to remind others - and presumably himself - that "slow and steady wins the race." Bush gave Zacharie, 13, a tiny turtle & told him "slow and steady wins the race." Bush carries them in his pocket.
  • Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate, will run in 2016

    01/06/2016 10:30:46 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, a two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who became the Libertarian Party's 2012 presidential nominee, will officially announce his 2016 campaign on Fox News on Wednesday.
  • BREAKING:Obama Impeachment Proceedings Being Considered

    01/05/2016 4:07:26 PM PST · by Maceman · 111 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | Jan. 5, 2016 | Sela T.
    This almost seems TOO good to be true! Reports are circling, and they are saying that the Republican National Committee is to consider a resolution drafted for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, AND it’s to include 48 criminal charges!?! The resolution, which seems to have been drafted by the North American Law Center, is to be weighed up at a January 13th meeting of the RNC, reports Brandon Hall of West Michigan Politics blog. The document is titled, "Articles of Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama,"it begins, "Resolved, That Barack Hussein Obama, acting President of the United States, is impeached...
  • Reince Priebus thinks Donald Trump has enough 'crossover appeal' to win the general election

    01/04/2016 9:34:17 PM PST · by rabbinoles · 92 replies
    Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus just gave presidential contender Donald Trump a huge vote of confidence in a Washington Post retrospective published Sunday about the Republican Party's hectic 2015: I'm not one of these people that think that Donald Trump can't win a general election. I actually think there is a huge crossover appeal there to people that are disengaged politically that he speaks to.... Donald Trump taps into the culture. Some people in politics don't get it, don't understand it, are frustrated by it. It doesn't matter. He does.
  • GOP Presidential Candidate Still Dreams of 'Mitt 2016, Says Romney (GOPe Brokered Convention Alert)

    01/04/2016 7:07:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/4/16 | Margaret Hartmann
    Since the emergence of Donald Trump as the GOP presidential front-runner, various sources close to Mitt Romney have floated the idea of the 2012 nominee reentering the current race to heroically save his party. Romney has repeatedly insisted that he's out for good this time, but now he claims that "Mitt 2016" fever is still very much alive - to the point that even a current candidate has begged him not to rule out running. "Look," Romney told the Washington Post in late December, "I had one person who was running for president, and I won't give you the name...
  • Jeb's Six-Step Strategy to Salvage His Campaign

    01/02/2016 2:11:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/2/16 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Double down on failed strategies and remind everyone it's his turn. There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not Jeb Bush wants to be president. He doesn't seem to have that "fire in his belly" that his brother so often demonstrated on the campaign trail, and he didn't seem to be very interested in his campaign at the outset beyond the massive fundraising efforts and trying to win support from the traditional GOPe "king makers." This, actually, is what convinces me that Jeb does want to be president; he's just doing it the old, tired way, a...
  • Can Jeb Bush Make a Comeback?

    01/02/2016 6:48:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/1/16 | Joseph Rago
    -snip- As for Mr. Trump, Mr. Bush unloads. "The people following and covering the campaigns? The cable shows? They're obsessed with Trump, and all they care about is what effect this disparaging remark will have on the campaign-it's all about nothing. It changes with each week. He's Pavlov and they're the dog, basically. I've never seen anything quite like it. -snip- Mr. Rago is a member of the Journal editorial board.
  • Are the NRCC, NRSC & RNC scared of Donald Trump?

    07/07/2015 3:13:42 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    I'm disappointed Reince Priebus hasn't attacked Trump yet. I think these guys are scared that Trump can use his megaphone to destroy any small donor support for these groups. The probably don't need small donors but I think it would be bad for their morale if they were not getting any small donors. This another thing Trump should look at blowing up figuritively in the short term.
  • In new ad, John Kasich compares Jeb Bush to the 'Macarena'

    12/30/2015 6:36:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/29/15 | Catherine Garcia
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) wants people to equate fellow presidential candidate "Jeb Bush" with "super old and obsolete," which is why his latest ad is all about Bush enjoying things no one has thought about in years. "He hasn't been [governor] for almost a decade," the video's YouTube description reads, "but Jeb Bush still loves the good ole days." Some of his "faves" include the Sony Betamax (a video recording system introduced in 1975); the AMC Pacer (a two-door car from the '70s);
  • Trump given access to RNC's voter file

    12/28/2015 8:46:37 PM PST · by Vision Thing · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/28/15 08:21 PM EST | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign, which has faced doubts about its ability to translate enthusiasm into votes, in the past few weeks quietly signed an agreement allowing it to use the Republican National Committee's massive voter file, POLITICO has learned. The list-sharing agreement, which reveals a new level of cooperation between the GOP and its surprise front-runner, could be highly beneficial to both sides. For the Trump campaign, it means access to a database containing a trove of information on more than 200 million Americans, which can be used to power a get-out-the-vote effort. And for the RNC, it means that...
  • No, There Won't Be a Brokered National Convention

    12/18/2015 4:57:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | December 18, 2015 | Michael Barone
    All around the political blogosphere you can find folks smacking their lips over the prospect of a "brokered" Republican national convention. They look forward to the spectacle of delegates assembling in Cleveland with no candidate having a majority, of multiple ballots with governors, floor demonstrations after nominating speeches, congressmen running as favorite sons and delegates demanding that state delegations be polled. Political junkies relish the idea of watching hours of convention proceedings with the same frisson of ignorance about the outcome that makes sports broadcasts the only live television still commanding a large audience. I have bad news for those...
  • Loser of the Debate: The Moderators, The Methodology, and The Process

    12/15/2015 8:17:31 PM PST · by xzins · 80 replies
    Vanity | 15 Dec 2015 | Xzins
    This debate was annoying. If the moderators would stop talking over top of the candidates, then we could actually hear what they have to say. If the moderator's handlers would have had the courage to trim this debate (finally) down to five or six of the top candidates, then we wouldn't have been subject to their short time limits, their incessant buzzers, and their rude interruptions right as the candidates were making their points at the end of their comments. This gets us to the process. More than anything, I was struck by how artificial this entire format was tonight....
  • Ben Carson: I may go independent if GOP plans for brokered convention

    12/11/2015 1:21:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    A serious threat, or an attempt to remind people of anti-establishment bona fides? Ben Carson’s threat began with a report in the Washington Post that the Republican Party has begun to plan for a brokered convention, especially for the contingency of Donald Trump getting a plurality of delegates but remaining short of a nomination on the first ballot. Robert Costa and Tom Hamburger give a picture of what a smoke-filled room might look like, if people were still allowed to smoke inside buildings: More than 20 of them convened Monday near the Capitol for a dinner held by Republican...
  • Ben Carson joins Donald Trump in threatening to leave GOP

    12/11/2015 9:47:26 AM PST · by springwater13 · 51 replies
    Washington (CNN)Ben Carson on Friday took a page from Donald Trump's playbook by threatening to depart the Republican Party. Ahead of Tuesday's GOP presidential debate, the retired neurosurgeon slammed the party after reports emerged that Republican insiders were discussing the possibility of deal-making to decide the eventual nominee at the Republican National Convention. "If the leaders of the Republican Party want to destroy the party, they should continue to hold meetings like the one described in the Washington Post this morning," Carson said in a statement. "If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the...
  • RNC officials meet team Trump to discuss general election

    12/11/2015 8:49:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/11/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
    A group of Republican National Committee senior staffers met with Donald Trump's presidential campaign Wednesday to discuss a plan of action should the current Republican front-runner win the party's nomination. The meeting, which took place in New York City, has since been confirmed by an RNC source to the Washington Examiner. According to an initial report by NBC News, an RNC official claimed it is "standard and common" to meet with campaigns during the presidential primary season to discuss the committee's general election strategy. Meetings with other campaigns have reportedly taken place, but the same RNC official declined to name...
  • Fearful GOP bigs brainstorm Trump alternatives

    12/11/2015 6:27:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/11/15 | Carl Campanile
    A group of GOP leaders held a hush-hush meeting at a Washington, DC, restaurant to discuss the possibility of having a brokered convention next year so that they could find an alternative to Donald Trump, according to a report. Republican National Committee Chairman ­Reince Priebus held the meeting with establishment GOP honchos, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, The Washington Post reported. They listened to other GOP bigwigs talk about how, if the billionaire New York developer scored a large number of delegates in the primaries, they could mount a floor fight and get the party to back some...

    12/08/2015 6:25:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 219 replies
    IWB ^ | 12-8-2015 | IWB
    <p>RNC BREAKS PROMISE: ADDS ANOTHER DEBATE TO THWART TRUMP NOW 2 CNN DEBATES IN 3 WEEKS!</p> <p>EXCLUSIVE: CNN to host ADDITIONAL Republican debate on Tuesday, January 5th [in NH or IA] sources tell DRUDGE. Reversing initial RNC plan to limit number of sanctioned debates to 12... MORE...</p>
  • Anti-Trump Effort Launches Super PAC

    12/08/2015 9:43:11 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/7/2015 | Beth Reinhard
    A Republican operative who is organizing an effort to torpedo Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says she is starting a super PAC that could collect unlimited funds from individual donors. Liz Mair, former online communications director for the Republican National Committee, created a limited liability company in October called Trump Card LLC. The anti-Trump effort is focusing on the two states hosting the earliest nominating contests, Iowa and New Hampshire. In an e-mail to supporters, Ms. Mair said the group has reached out to 150 churches in Iowa, 50 community leaders in New Hampshire and media outlets in both states. She...
  • Trump Will No Longer Attend a Scheduled RNC Fundraiser

    12/07/2015 5:40:00 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 49 replies ^ | 12/07/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Republican GOP frontrunner Donald Trump will not be attending a scheduled fundraiser Wednesday for the Republican National Committee, the party confirmed, in the wake of his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Trump had been scheduled to attend the RNC Presidential Trust Dinner in New York City on Dec. 9, and a Trump spokesperson confirmed his attendance at the event when it was first reported in late October. But those plans have now changed. “There will be no presidential candidates attending the dinner,” an RNC spokesperson told TIME late Monday. It was not immediately clear whether...