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  • Trump Is Right—–Dump NATO Now

    03/25/2016 12:43:45 PM PDT · by all the best · 29 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | March 23, 2016 | David Stockman
    If you want to know why we have a $19 trillion national debt and a fiscal structure that will take that already staggering figure to $35 trillion and 140% of GDP within a decade, just consider the latest campaign fracas. That is, the shrieks of disbelief in response to Donald Trump’s sensible suggestion that the Europeans pay for their own defense. The fact is, NATO has been an obsolete waste for 25 years. Yet the denizens of the Imperial City cannot even seem to grasp that the 4 million Red Army is no more; and that the Soviet Empire, which...
  • Trump questions need for NATO, outlines noninterventionist foreign policy

    03/21/2016 5:24:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 21 Mar 2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump outlined an unabashedly noninterventionist approach to world affairs Monday, telling The Washington Post's editorial board that he questions the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has formed the backbone of Western security policies since the Cold War. The meeting at The Post covered a range of issues, including media libel laws, violence at his rallies, climate change, NATO and the U.S. presence in Asia. Speaking ahead of a major address on foreign policy later Monday in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump said he advocates a light footprint in the world. In spite...
  • Kasich predicts Trump will sweep Super Tuesday

    02/28/2016 8:29:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb.28, 2016 | Karl de Vries,
    John Kasich predicts Donald Trump will sweep all 12 of the Super Tuesday states this week -- but the Ohio governor believes a strong showing in his home state next month will provide the boost he needs to capture the GOP nomination. Kasich has yet to win a state, and placed last in the Nevada caucuses last week. He's been under increasing pressure to drop out of the race in order to help the GOP's establishment voters consolidate around one candidate to better oppose the anti-establishment bids of Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Over the weekend, #NeverTrump began trending,...
  • Donald Trump just declared his intent to destroy American democracy

    02/27/2016 1:57:52 PM PST · by dschapin · 289 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/26/2016 | Erik Wemple
    In his remarks today at a rally in Fort Worth, Tex., Donald Trump knew he’d make news. “I’ve never said this before,” he declared. We’ll await the word of the Washington Post Fact Checker on the integrity of the statement, but Trump did appear to be veering into a new talking point. A media-law talking point, that is: One of the things I’m going to do, and this is going to make it tougher for me…but one of the things I’m going to do if I win…is I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely...
  • Lindsey Graham: I've never sent an email

    03/09/2015 9:26:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | March 9, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    The South Carolina Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender offered to share everything he's ever sent with NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd -- but said there's not really much to turn over. "You can have every email I've ever sent -- I've never sent one," he said. "I don't know what that makes me."
  • ‘Star Wars’ actor credits his success to white privilege

    03/06/2015 9:47:47 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 38 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/6/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    It’s not Adam Driver’s acting skills that landed him prime roles in the upcoming “Star Wars” movie or HBO series “Girls.” It’s white privilege. “It’s a little surreal,” Driver says of being cast by top Hollywood directors in a new VMan magazine interview. “I love (Martin) Scorsese and (Steven) Spielberg – I probably watch Jaws twice a year. To work with them is a little out of body. It’s obviously extremely flattering, and weird. I’m a straight, white male, and I’ve had more opportunities than other people have, unjustly. And I’ve been lucky on top of that.”
  • Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

    08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good
    Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region. The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.” “Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the...
  • Rick Santorum in Iowa: The Term ‘Middle Class’ is ‘Marxism Talk’

    08/14/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Is there such thing as “class” in America? Not if you ask Rick Santorum. The once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate spoke to a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa late last week and shared this piece of advice with his party: “Don’t use the term the other side uses.” That includes the “middle class.” Santorum proceeded to tear into President Obama for constantly invoking the term “middle class” in his speeches about the economy. “Since when in America do we have classes?” Santorum asked. “Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a...
  • McCain tells Russian people 'Putin rules for himself' in Pravda op-ed

    09/19/2013 1:29:05 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2013
    Senate Republican John McCain, one of the most vocal advocates for American military intervention in the crisis in Syria, is firing back after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times last week, in which the Russian chastised Americans for considering a military strike in Syria and slammed the notion of American exceptionalism. In an op-ed submitted to the Russian newspaper Pravda, McCain tells the Russian people that Putin "rules for himself, not you." The piece was posted on the paper's website, Pravda.ru, shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, Moscow time. He also says that although he has been...
  • Boehner Responds to Reid: 'Go F— Yourself'

    01/02/2013 6:25:35 AM PST · by RummyChick · 139 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 1/2 | weekly standard
    "Go f— yourself," Boehner repeated. Politico reports on the exchange: House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday. It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal. “Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present. Reid, a bit startled,...
  • Santorum Organizing; Warren Buffet Supporting Hillary in 2016

    11/15/2012 2:47:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House. A leading evangelical leader who is close to Santorum and asked not to be identified, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Santorum is "organizing and making all the necessary preparations" for another run in the 2016 Republican primary. "Rick's getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when...
  • Romney lost by playing defense, Santorum says

    11/09/2012 3:51:17 PM PST · by Arthurio · 69 replies
    (CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum offered no insight into his own political future in a Friday CNN interview, but did offer his thoughts as to why the Republican nominee lost to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. "What Mitt Romney, in my opinion, didn't do was go out and vigorously defend the beliefs that he said he espoused and didn't go on the offense," Santorum said in an interview to air Friday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "And when you're playing defense, which is what I believe the campaign was doing and Republicans were doing generally throughout the...
  • Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters

    11/14/2012 5:19:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 21 mins ago President Obama today heaped praise on his defeated rival, GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former governor's record and ideas "could be very helpful" in shaping policy over the next four years "My hope is, before the end of the year… that we have a chance to sit down and talk," Obama told reporters in his first post-election press conference. But even as Obama extended something of an olive branch - which some skeptics saw as disingenuous - Romney...
  • Jindal slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities, young voters

    11/14/2012 7:38:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/14/2012 | Ashley Killough and Kevin Bohn
    Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana fiercely shot back at Mitt Romney’s claim Wednesday that President Barack Obama outmatched the 2012 Republican presidential nominee by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters. “I absolutely reject that notion,” Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romney’s campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. “I think that's absolutely wrong.” “I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party,” he continued. “That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election.” Romney made the comments on...
  • GOP returns Mitt Romney "gifts"

    11/15/2012 10:03:20 PM PST · by TrueStarSpangled · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/12 | Ginger Gibson
    A handful of prominent Republicans criticized Mitt Romney for his disparaging remarks about President Barack Obama’s “gifts” to core constituencies, saying that it was the wrong message to send voters as the party tries to rebuild itself after a bruising defeat. “I don’t think it’s helpful,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told POLITICO at the Republican Governors Association conference on Thursday. “I guess my feeling is that we need to turn the page, and we need to focus on the future and not make excuses for the past.”
  • Romney: Colorado shooting is 'unspeakable tragedy' (with video)

    07/20/2012 2:10:27 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 99 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/20/12 | Seema Mehta
    BOW, N.H.—Hours after a shooter killed a dozen people in a Colorado cinema, Mitt Romney scrubbed a scheduled campaign rally Friday and instead offered his somber condolences and prayers to the victims and their families. “Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy. Ann and I join the president and first lady and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences to those whose lives were shattered in a few moments, a few moments of evil in Colorado,” Romney told a few hundred people gathered at a lumber yard here. “I stand before you today not as a man...
  • Ohio: Romney Campaign Bus Drives Circles Around Obama Speech Site Honking Its Horn

    06/14/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 113 replies
    Weaselzippers.us ^ | 14 Jun 2012 | Weasel Zippers
    Via CBS News’ Mark Knoller
  • Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing

    05/01/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 1, 2012 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.Both Republicans are expected to endorse their former rival Mitt Romney — and signal to their backers to fall in line behind the party's presumptive nominee — but each wants assurances that Romney will deliver for them. Neither is rushing toward the task.Meanwhile, it doesn't appear that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is going to go that way. Paul is still in the race and hasn't yet recognized Romney as the party's nominee. The tea...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...