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  • Does Trump's Slogan 'Make America Great Again' imply that Americans stink?

    09/02/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | NewsMachete
    Marco Rubio, almost down to zero in the polls, is trying to find ways to remain relevant in this presidential race.  He is criticizing Donald Trump's motto, "Make America Great Again," saying it disparages America and says that we are not great. In a campaign stop here in Northern Nevada on Tuesday, Mr. Rubio insisted that Mr. Trump’s claim implied that America wasn’t great, when he said nothing could be further from the truth. “I would remind everyone America is great,” Mr. Rubio continued. “There’s no nation on earth I would trade places with. There’s no other country I...
  • PPP Poll: Trump now easily beating Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker head to head nationally

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    So says PPP, the same outfit responsible for that poll a few weeks back showing Trump losing head-to-head match-ups against Rubio and Walker in North Carolina. Either NC is an outlier or the mood has changed nationally because Republicans across America now prefer him to either of those candidates — and not narrowly either. He leads Rubio by eight when voters are forced to choose between them and Walker by 14. As for Jeb Bush, gadzooks:Jeb’s got another month to turn things around before the donor class heads for the lifeboats, I think. There is one candidate tested who...
  • CNN amends GOP debate criteria

    09/01/2015 3:13:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) CNN is amending the criteria for its Republican presidential debate on September 16, possibly opening the door for Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the stage. The cause: a lack of national public polling following the August 6 debate has so far provided only three new polls to determine the lineup for the Reagan Presidential Debate, according to a CNN statement. As a result, CNN reevaluated its criteria and decided to add a provision that better reflects the state of the race since the first Republican presidential debate in August, the network announced Tuesday. Now,...
  • Marco Rubio: sugar subsidies preserve American agriculture

    09/01/2015 3:15:11 PM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/1/2015 | streiff
    Every once in a while a politician says something that you think cant possibly be correct until you find that it is. This happened earlier in the month (better late than never) when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% was asked about sugar subsidies: Im ready to get rid of the loan program for sugar, as long as the countries that export sugar into the U.S. get rid of theirs as well, and heres why: Otherwise, Brazil will wipe out our agriculture and its not just sugar.Im prepared to say, absolutely, we should change the law so that as soon as...
  • Rubio: Our National Security Depends on Sugar Subsidies

    08/31/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Windsor Mann
    You may not know this, but Brazilian sugar is a threat to U.S. national security. At least, that is the view of Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.). Asked this month about his support for sugar subsidies, Rubio said he would eliminate them if the countries that export sugar into the U.S. get rid of theirs as well, and heres why: Otherwise, Brazil will wipe out our agriculture and its not just sugar. If we eliminate our sugar subsidies first, Rubio warned, other countries will capture the market share, our agricultural capacity will be developed into real estate, you know, housing...

    08/28/2015 2:06:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28,2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The national beauty contest, which the three have lost at this point, will give way to a state-by-state slugfest. Walker is still betting on a strong showing in Iowa to reignite his campaign. Paul is hoping that caucuses, especially in the Western states, can give his campaign a delegate boost. Rubio seems to be placing a firewall in South Carolina and his home state of Florida. At some point he will have to decide whether he wants to be the establishment alternative to Bush or the second-choice of other more conservative candidates. Hes tried to be both, but that strategy...
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. Theres 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trumps unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...
  • Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely to Beat Donald Trump for 2016

    08/27/2015 6:33:28 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-26-2015 | Reuters
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is dominating polls and capturing headlines in the Republican presidential race, but rival Jeb Bush is still the favorite of traders in political prediction markets. While Bush has been eclipsed by Trump in opinion polls, the former Florida governor is riding high with online traders who give him a 40 percent chance to capture the party's presidential nomination, according to prediction market Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a distant second with a 15 percent chance, and Trump has risen to third in recent weeks with 14 percent, according to PredictWise, which aggregates about a...
  • Head-to-Head: Does Marco Rubio have a chance?

    08/26/2015 7:59:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Gamecock ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Turner and Griffin Hobson
    Ben Turner: Yes In the Republican Partys "autopsy" of why they lost the 2012 presidential election, they noted a need for the party to reach out to minorities and younger voters, two groups they had limited support from. Little did they know, they would have not one but two young Hispanic candidates competing for their partys nomination in 2016. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not only the same age and Hispanic their entire biographies are remarkably similar. Both Cruz and Rubio claim Cuban ancestry, both have law degrees and both served in state politics before running for and...
  • Rubio: Trump wont be our nominee because were not an angry nation

    08/26/2015 3:04:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Is Marco Rubio sure about that? The 2016 cycle appears ready to boil down to the question of whether the US electorate is an angry one. Rubios betting on no and strategizing on it as well: In his stump speech to fewer than 100 people in the northern part of the second presidential nominating contest, Rubio gently poked at the real estate tycoon who is towering over the Republican field in the polls, portraying Trumps message as one of anger as opposed to the senators message of hope and opportunity. Theres another gentleman running for president whose slogan is...
  • Rubio: Donald Trump won't be Republican nominee

    08/26/2015 1:07:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    12 News ^ | August 26, 2015 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    ORFORD, N.H. (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee because his message is not an optimistic one. Rubio has largely shied away from taking on Trump, the billionaire businessman sitting atop polls of the Republican rivals. In recent weeks, candidates such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have started to go head-to-head with Trump. Rubio's criticisms Wednesday were measured, even when asked about Trump's comment that Rubio is "disloyal" and "disrespectful" for running against Bush, who was Rubio's mentor in Florida politics. "I think our nominee...
  • Glenn Beck Wont Support Trump if Hes Nominee Believes Rubio Better Candidate

    08/25/2015 6:04:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2015 | Breitbart News
    Glenn Beck will not support Donald Trump if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. In a Monday evening interview on CNN, the radio personality also said he preferred Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who was the face of the Gang of Eights massive comprehensive amnesty billover Trump and even mocked Trump for having a special place to keep all of the Bibles that people send him. Host Don Lemon asked Beck, If Donald Trump is the nominee, will you support him? Beck, who over the weekend declared on left-leaning NPR that Trump was not a conservative, replied, No.
  • Donald Trump may be good news for India

    08/24/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Niti Central, ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Sitaramarao Yechuri
    There have been many news stories in recent days about Donald Trump's proposed policy on H1-B visas and how that would be bad for India. Trump has advocated raising the minimum wage for H1-B visas, lowering the H1-B visa cap and generally making H1-B visas more difficult to obtain. Trump points out that his competitor Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to triple the H-1B visas and Trump contends that this would lower the average wage because the H1-B workers are willing to work harder for a lower wage because they want to get a green card. News...
  • Why polls alone don't show the true leaders of the GOP race

    08/24/2015 12:26:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NewsMachete ^ | August 24, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Who are the leaders in this crowded race for the GOP nomination? If you look at national polls, the top three are Trump, Bush, and Carson. If you look at New Hampshire, it's Trump, Kasich, and Bush. If you look at Iowa, it's Trump, Carson, and Walker, though I don't know how proud Scott Walker can be to be third in a state that should almost be giving him a home-state advantage. But these polls by themselves don't show who the leaders are in the race. To know the answer to that question, you have to look at all the...
  • Ranking the GOP Candidates by their Ability to Win the General Election

    08/23/2015 1:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    RedState ^ | August 23, 2015 | J.D. Rucker
    If you look on the surface, one might think that the polls indicate that Donald Trump is the best candidate to go up against the Democrats in the general election. As history has shown, the ability to get support within one’s own party is not always an indicator of ability to win in the general election. In fact, one can argue that either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich were more likely to defeat President Obama in 2012, though we’ll never know. Before we get into the list of candidates, let’s look at general election “winning attributes” that work in...
  • Trump echoes Vitter proposals on immigration, including 'birthright citizenship' ban

    08/21/2015 7:50:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Times-Picayune News ^ | August 16, 2015 | Bruce Alpert
    Front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Sunday picked up on a proposal from Sen. David Vitter, R-La., for a constitutional amendment barring "birthright citizenship" for children born in the United States to parents without legal status. It is part of a policy proposal unveiled Sunday (Aug. 16) on his campaign website. The plan calls for Mexico to fund a protective wall across the U.S.-Mexican border, deportation of all "criminal aliens," and tripling the force of U.S. immigration officers.
  • FLA INSIDER POLL: Donald Trump will be on Fla's March ballot, Jeb will win

    08/21/2015 6:53:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | August 21, 2015 | Adam C. Smith, political editor
    Look out Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, the political world no longer thinks you will be the only real contenders for Florida's March 15 presidential primary. In our latest Florida Insider Poll, nearly 80 percent of the savvy Sunshine state politicos surveyed predict that Donald Trump will be on the ballot as well. "The Trump bubble is certainly not going to burst as early as many of us expected -- he is here for awhile," lamented one Republican. Many Republican leaders had expected Trump's candidacy to fizzle out by now, but he continues to lead in most polls. Trump still...
  • Scott Walker clarifies his position on birthright citizenship: No position

    08/21/2015 4:06:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 21, 2015 | Eliza Collins
    Scott Walker just cant make up his mind on birthright citizenship. Im not taking a position one way or the other, Walker said in an interview with CNBCs John Harwood. Im saying that until you secure the border and enforce the laws, any discussion about anything else is really looking past the very things we have to do. Harwood then observed that Walker seemed threatened by Donald Trumps hard-line stance on immigration, and was adjusting his rhetoric accordingly. On Sunday, Trump announced a $166 billion immigration plan that includes a nearly 2,000-mile wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, the deportation of...
  • Rubio Leads Clinton by 9% in Michigan, Trump and Bush Tied...

    08/21/2015 11:22:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies
    Mitchell Research ^ | 8/21/15 | Steve Mitchell
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has opened up a 9 per cent lead over presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (45% - 36%) while both Jeb Bush (41% - 40%) and Donald Trump (40% - 39%) have a narrow 1 per cent l ead , well within the margin of error of the latest Mitchell - FOX 2 Michigan Poll . The poll of N=1,310 likely voters in the 2016 General Election was conducted Monday night August 10, 2015, the night before Donald Trump spoke at a packed Republican Party rally in Birch Run, by Mitchell Republican...
  • Marco Rubio: Anchor Babies Are People, Human Beings With Stories

    08/21/2015 8:01:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/20/15 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pushed back against fellow Republican candidates who use the term anchor babies, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush and billionaire Donald Trump. In an interview with CNBCs John Harwood, Rubio insisted that these children were human beings. Those are human beings and ultimately they are people, were not just statistics, theyre humans with stories, he said, when asked by Harwood what he thought about Donald Trumps plan to block citizenship for babies who were born to illegal immigrants in the United States.
  • GOP Elites Launch SICKENING Plan To Destroy Trump

    08/21/2015 3:34:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 74 replies ^ | 8/20/15 | Andrew Spalding
    Its been almost two weeks since the first Republican debate, which Donald Trump won by a landslide, and now the GOP elite is trying to ensure that the business mogul never has the chance to participate in a debate again. The GOP establishment HATES Donald Trump because they know that they will never be able to control him. The wealthy donors of the GOP would much rather have Jeb Bush in the White House, since he comes from a political dynasty with a long history of being controlled by the GOP. Earlier this week, we reported that the GOP was...
  • Jeb Bush Cites Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in Defending Birthright Citizenship

    08/20/2015 1:12:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | August 20, 2015 | Ashley Parker
    NEW LONDON, N.H. Jeb Bush invoked the names of two rivals for the Republican presidential nomination as he waded into the debate over birthright citizenship and immigration on Thursday, saying that Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida might not be able to run for president if some in the conservative wing of the Republican Party had their way. In response to a question at a restaurant here Thursday about the 14th Amendment, which allows children born in the United States to become citizens regardless of the legal status of their parents, Mr. Bush said, The...
  • Rubio, Kasich, Fiorina and Carson are doing the best in the battleground states

    08/20/2015 9:43:34 AM PDT · by libertarian neocon · 11 replies
    Libertarian Neocon ^ | libertarian neocon
    The Quinnipiac poll of battle ground states had some pretty interesting information in it. Most notably, amongst registered voters of all political stripes, the top 4 names are the same in each of the states polled (Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania). The four are Rubio, Kasich, Fiorina and Carson, who seem to run the gambit of the GOP, from moderate (Kasich) to establishment conservative (Rubio) and full-on Tea Party outsider (Carson). And all of them have better numbers than both Clinton and Biden. First, let's look at Florida: Note that Trump is very near the bottom in a very key state....
  • Could Ted Cruz End Up as the Establishment Candidate? Strange as it might sound, its possible.

    08/20/2015 1:41:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 20, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Have you looked inside the latest CNN poll? Youll find a very interesting number namely, that Jeb Bushs approval-disapproval numbers sit at a devastating 35-57. That doesnt look like the inevitability weve been sold by his surrogates, does it? What seems quite apparent so far is the GOP establishment, and the Chamber of Commerce crowd who forced Mitt Romney down the throats of an unenthusiastic Republican electorate four years ago, cannot produce a nominee in this cycle. Each poll which gives a majority of the vote to candidates of some stripe of insurgency Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly...
  • The hunger games begin

    08/19/2015 11:35:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Harlan Daily Enterprise ^ | August 19, 2015 | Dr. Harold Pease, contributing columnist
    Actually the games have been going on for some time as they do every four years when the mega rich essentially elect our president through their super packs and media outlets. The game part of the process is how it is done causing the people to believe that they choose their president when they do not. I have told my students for years that the quickest way to understand our political system is to watch the movie The Hunger Games. The strategy is to herd all voters into their two camps called Republicans and Democrats excluding all other political parties,...
  • Walker, Rubio, and Jindal Lead the Way on Replacing Obamacare

    08/19/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 18, 2015 | James C. Capretta
    Perhaps today will mark the beginning of a new phase in the long campaign for the GOP nomination for president in 2016. Thats possible because two of the leading candidates Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and Florida senator Marco Rubio have offered serious plans for replacing Obamacare in its entirety. (In Senator Rubios case, he reiterated in an op-ed the principles of a plan he outlined several months ago.) They, along with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, are now the candidates who can speak most credibly about whats wrong with Obamacare, because they have actual plans to do something about...
  • Is The Republican Establishment Losing Control Of The Party?

    08/19/2015 4:13:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Five Thirty Eight's Data Lab ^ | August 18, 2015 | Various
    The 2016 Republican presidential primary field is unusually large and unusually unsettled, and the first debate earlier this month didnt do much to change either of those things. So we gathered FiveThirtyEights political writers in Slack to talk about the state of the race. This is an edited transcript of the conversation. micah (Micah Cohen, senior editor): Harry and Nate, a Fox News poll released Sunday found Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz leading the Republican primary race, and a lot of people are saying the outsider/angry wing of the GOP is ascendant. Is something going on? The Republican...

    Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. If Jebs candidacy falters despite the $114 million he raised, the establishments next choices, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have basically similar views, she wrote in her Monday World Net Daily column: Kasich said the 12 million illegals should be legalized once we find out who they are, and Rubio said Obamas executive amnesty cant be terminated because...
  • The GOPs deeply flawed field

    08/18/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katrina vanden Heuveleditor, publisher, and part-owner, The Nation
    Donald Trump continues to bring comic relief and mean-spirited bombast to the Republican campaign trail. But while Trump is a continuing spectacle, he also makes (a tiny bit) more sense than his rivals when he indicts U.S. trade policies or scorns the influence of big money that turns politicians into puppets. Nevertheless Trump, despite his current lead in the polls, isnt likely to be the Republican presidential nominee. William Galston, the Wall Street Journals designated Democratic pundit, last week suggested that there were five plausible Republican candidates Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.), Govs. Scott Walker (Wis.)...
  • In Denial: Rubio Counters Trump, Backs Birthright Citizenship

    08/18/2015 2:43:34 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 76 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/18/15
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is declining to comment directly on Republican presidential campaign rival Donald Trump's immigration policy, which would repeal the 14th Amendment's guarantee of citizenship to immigrant children born in the U.S. But he adds during a press conference at the Iowa State Fair that there are immigrants who, in his opinion, misuse the intent of the provision. Standing with Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley near the livestock pavilion, Rubio says: "There are people that come to the United States deliberately for the purposes of having a child that's a U.S. citizen."Unlike Trump, Rubio says: "I'm not in favor...
  • SEE IT: Marco Rubio Hits Kid in Face With Football in Iowa

    08/18/2015 2:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Go long! Presidential candidate Marco Rubio accidentally nailed a child in the head with a football during a playful game of catch on a campaign stop, a new video shows. In the short clip, posted on Twitter by Bloomberg Politics, the Florida Republican senator delivers a softly thrown, but tight, spiral to a young child running with arms open during a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. But the child missed the ball, which hits him squarely in the face. According to multiple reports, the child was not hurt.
  • Rubio not in favor of repealing birthright citizenship (because he is an Anchor Baby himself...)

    08/18/2015 12:46:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/18/15 | Sean Sullivan
    Marco Rubio is not echoing Donald Trump's call to repeal the constitutional provision that automatically grants citizenship to individuals born in the United States. "I'm open to doing things that prevent people who deliberately come to the U.S. for purposes of taking advantage of the 14th Amendment, but I'm not in favor of repealing it," Rubio, a Florida Republican senator and presidential hopeful, told reporters in Iowa on Tuesday.
  • Why Ted Cruz has the best chance of becoming the GOP nominee

    08/18/2015 1:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The Week ^ | August 18, 2015 | James Poulos
    It's good to be Ted Cruz. He may not have the buzziest campaign of the 2016 cycle thus far, ceding the stage to standouts like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina who have hit a populist nerve. But Trump, Carson, and Fiorina even more so than Sanders are outsiders, and despite Cruz's penchant for making enemies and alienating people, he's playing a deeply inside game. It's working like a charm. And his fellow insiders should be at least mildly terrified. Here's the Cruz playbook. First, count on the other insider insurgents to flame...
  • Marco Rubio against Donald Trump's call to end 'birthright citizenship'

    08/18/2015 12:32:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/18/15 | Alex Leary
    Marco Rubio said Tuesday he does not agree with Donald Trump's call to end so-called birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, though he said some abuses should be addressed. "I'm open to doing things that prevent people who deliberately come to the U.S. for purposes of taking advantage of the 14th Amendment. But I'm not in favor of repealing it," Rubio told reporters before embarking on a quintessential presidential campaign tour of the Iowa State Fair.
  • Birthers Say These 4 GOP Candidates May Be Ineligible To Be President

    08/18/2015 2:12:52 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 17 replies
    Taking Points Memo ^ | August 17, 2015 | Cahterine Thompson
    The birther movement has come home to roost as the Republican presidential primary heats up. snip Ted Cruz snip Marco Rubio snip Bobby Jindal snip Rick Santorum In a column published last week on the conspiracy theory website WND, author Jack Cashill noted that questions had been raised about whether four of the 17 candidates in the GOP field were really "natural born citizens" and therefore eligible to run for President.
  • The Lunatics Have Taken Over The GOP As Trump, Carson And Cruz Top The Republican Field

    08/18/2015 12:05:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | August 17, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    A Fox News poll released on August 16th, showed Donald Trump continuing to enjoy a dominant lead in the Republican race for the 2016 presidential nomination. Trump polled at 25 percent in the 17 candidate field, well ahead of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson who was in second place with 12 percent support. Ted Cruz was in third place at 10 percent, with no other candidate in double digits. Trumps commanding lead is no longer surprising, given that he has been comfortably ahead in several recent national surveys, released from multiple different polling firms. What makes the Fox News poll so...
  • All the Electable Republicans Are Losing

    08/17/2015 11:29:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 18, 2015 | Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican Pollster
    Jeb! and Rubio are beating Hillary in the pollsso why is the GOP so enthralled with guys like Trump and Carson? Presidential primaries are sometimes likened to dating; candidates try to woo voters, courting them, promising them the world, and then asking for their hand. In the last two presidential elections, Republicans have dated around, seeing everyone from Rudy Giuliani to Herman Cain. But after a few summer flings, theyve always landed on the Very Nice And Responsible Choice. So after having their hearts broken by John McCain and Mitt Romney, two candidates who promised electability and came up short,...
  • Poll: GOP establishment candidates falling

    08/17/2015 4:20:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/17/15 | Eric Bradner
    A trio of Republican establishment favorites -- Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio -- are all losing ground in the party's 2016 presidential field, a new Fox News poll shows. Donald Trump, meanwhile, continues to dominate the race -- earning 25% support nationally while another outsider, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, is running second at 12%, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, known for locking horns with Republican congressional leaders, is third at 10%. Bush, the former Florida governor, has dropped to 9% -- fourth place, down from 15% and second place in a Fox News poll conducted earlier this month,...
  • Today in Politics: Some Candidates Find Spoils Beyond the Fairground

    08/17/2015 4:16:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | August 17, 2015 | Jonathan Martin
    Good Monday morning, a day of recovery for many of the candidates who were perhaps required by custom and duty to cheat on their diets at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. While most of the candidates move on to a full week, others were busy outside the fairs lively lights, seeking money rather than votes on a high-end and tourist-filled Massachusetts island. To glance at the news, most readers would surely think the State Fair in Des Moines was the center of the political universe. After all, it is where Jeb Bush mixed a pre-noon beer with a deep-fried...
  • Why Donald Trump is the only GOP presidential hopeful who can talk straight on immigration

    08/17/2015 2:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Week ^ | August 17, 2015 | Paul Waldman, senior writer, The American Prospect & contibutor, The Washington Post
    Four years ago, deep within a process of convincing Republican primary voters that he was "severely conservative," Mitt Romney declared that his solution for dealing with the millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States was "self-deportation" in other words, making life so miserable for them that they'd prefer to return to the countries they fled from rather than stay here. The chairman of the Republican Party later called Romney's words "horrific," not so much out of some moral revulsion, but because they sent a clear message of hostility to Hispanic voters, the country's largest minority group and one...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump Continues to Soar, Followed by Carson and Cruz

    08/16/2015 4:05:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 16, 2015
    Billionaire developer Donald Trump is still holding his own in a new Fox News poll, while establishment candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are all losing traction. Trump is continuing to dominate with 25 percent support nationally while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, is running second at 12 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, known for locking horns with Republican congressional leaders, is third at 10 percent. Those findings mirror recent polls in Iowa and elsewhere. Bush has place 9 percent for a fourth place finish, droping from 15 percent and second place in a Fox News poll conducted earlier...
  • News Corp chief tips Rubio to trump Trump

    08/16/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    The World ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jamie Smyth
    Marco Rubios star may be rising and Tony Abbotts falling among senior News Corp executives, a Sydney speech on Thursday night by chief executive Robert Thomson suggested. The chief of the media group, whose assets include a range of influential newspapers in the US, Australia and the UK, told an audience at the Lowy Institute that the Florida senator looked an impressive candidate in the race to secure the Republican nomination to run for US president. Personally I slightly fell in love with Marco Rubio at the last Republican National Convention because I thought he told a great personal narrative...
  • Trump Torpedoes Paul, Dominates In Polls

    08/16/2015 3:03:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    HeffX ^ | August 16, 2015 | Paul Ebeling
    Donald Trump holding his own in a new Fox News poll, establishment candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio all are losing traction. Senator Rand Pauls (R-KY) campaign has collapsed, allies indicted for fraud. Mr. Trump is continuing to dominate with 25% support nationally while Dr. Ben Carson, is running 2nd at 12%. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is 3rd at 10%. Those findings mirror recent polls in Iowa and elsewhere. Jeb Bush has place 9% for a 4th place finish, dropping from 15% and 2nd place in a Fox News poll conducted earlier this month, before the first GOP...
  • A review of the inconsistencies of the major GOP candidates

    08/15/2015 8:57:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2015 | Newsmachete
    On Mark Levin's show on Friday he asked the question, "What is the process of the Republican primary process?" My answer is to vet the candidates. That's why for the past six months I've been writing whatever I can get my hands on regarding what the candidates have said or done. Not gossip, not rumors, but their own actual words, their own actual votes. Some readers haven't been happy with that, but I see my mission as to get the information out there and let you decide. Some voters may not care that Carly Fiorina effusively praised Islam right after...
  • Marco Rubio: Saving Social Security in the 21st Century

    08/15/2015 6:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2015 | Marco Rubio
    This week, America marked two significant milestones in its history. Friday was the 80th anniversary of Social Security, a program that has helped millions of seniors, including my parents, retire with dignity. Saturday is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, when the most violent conflict in human history ended as an American victory. We refer to the Americans responsible for these accomplishments as the Greatest Generation. In less than two decades, they survived economic catastrophe, triumphed in a global conflict, and laid the foundation for unparalleled prosperity for their children in what would become an American...

    08/14/2015 8:13:59 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | 8/14/2015 | soopermexican
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  • KRAUTHAMMER: Place your bets: Favorites, dark horses are set

    08/14/2015 12:57:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | August 14, 2015 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post & Fox News
    Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate the third edition of the Racing Form is herewith rushed into print. Legal disclaimer: This column is for betting purposes only. What follows is analysis scrubbed, as thoroughly as a Clinton server, of advocacy. (Unless I simply can't resist.) Hillary Clinton: Ever since her disastrous book-launch performance, I've thought her both (1) a weak candidate and (2) the inevitable Democratic nominee. No longer. She has fallen from her 95-percent barring-an-act-of-God perch....
  • Carly, Rubio Rising in NV

    08/12/2015 7:57:08 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 26 replies
    NRO Corner ^ | 8/12/15 | Eliana Johnson
    Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are on the rise in Nevada. A new survey has the Republican presidential candidates in second and third place respectively, behind the current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The Silver Bullet survey, shared first with National Review, was conducted on August 8, just two days after the first Republican presidential debate in which Fiorina and Rubio delivered strong performances; its the first poll of the election cycle in any state that has Fiorina surging into second place. In the caucus state, she takes 16 percent of the vote, behind Donald Trump with 26 percent, and just...
  • Franklin Pierce-Herald GOP poll results: Trump lead eroding; Kasich and Fiorina rise

    08/12/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 94 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Battenfeld and Chris Villani
    The latest Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows a big jump for Carly Fiorina, who makes to top 5 GOP candidates with 9% of N.H. GOP voters. This poll also shows Donald Trump in the lead at 18%, followed by Jeb Bush 13%, and John Kasich at 12%. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10%. ... GOP presidential upstart Donald Trump has lost ground in New Hampshire since his tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly... Businesswoman Carly Fiorina has jumped to fifth place in New Hampshire with nine percent support. ...
  • EDITORIAL: Throwing illegals in clink for five years is no answer to immigration dilemma

    08/12/2015 5:42:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Waco Tribune ^ | August 12, 2015
    As if to prove theres always a way to screw up a good idea, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is now pushing what he labels Kates Law, which is named for crime victim Kathryn Steinle and would amend federal law to impose a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for any undocumented immigrant caught re-entering our country. It comes at a time when Republicans and even Democrats such as California Sen. Dianne Feinstein agree something must be done to make sanctuary cities at least accountable for in-custody undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records. But this isnt it. Prison terms for immigrants...