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  • Trump base shows signs of cracking

    05/20/2017 9:39:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2017 | Niall Stanage
    President Trump's previously resilient base is showing signs of cracking. A new Reuters/IPSOS tracking poll, released Friday afternoon, showed the president with a job approval rating of 75 percent among Republicans. Political professionals generally view it as worrying for any commander-in-chief if his approval ratings with his own party dip below 85 percent - and downright alarming if they go below 80 percent. "Seventy-five [percent] is certainly a new number and I would want to see something that would either back that up or refute it," said GOP pollster David Winston, whose resumé includes work for former Speaker Newt Gingrich...
  • Opinion: Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble, and here's why

    05/12/2017 9:03:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2017 | by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. He said in his written recusal released on March 2. "Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States." Any existing or future investigations. Related in any way. Sessions consulted with the president and coordinated the firing of James Comey. Recall that Comey had testified on March 20 that he was heading the Russia investigation: "I've been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that...
  • Trump deals with gravest crisis yet (Rat and MSM high drama alert)

    05/11/2017 3:53:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2017 | Niall Stanage
    President Trump is grappling with the gravest controversy of his presidency as the storm kicked up by his firing of FBI Director James Comey rumbles on. An atmosphere of crisis enveloped Washington in the first full day after the firing, which was announced Tuesday. Cable news shows were thick with talk of a constitutional crisis and comparisons to the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s that brought down President Richard Nixon. On Capitol Hill, the fissures in the Republican Party over the episode were plain, with some prominent GOP lawmakers hitting Trump’s actions and others backing him up. Democrats, meanwhile,...
  • Washington Post Column: If Trump fired Comey over Russia, he must go

    05/10/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/10/2017 | Jennifer Rubin
    The New York Times reported, “Senior White House and Justice Department officials had been working on building a case against Mr. Comey since at least last week, according to administration officials. Mr. Sessions had been charged with coming up with reasons to fire him, officials said.” If this is true — that Sessions was charged by President Trump (no one else would have the authority) to figure out reasons to fire Comey — then the question hanging over the presidency is: What was the real reason? If the reason was not that Trump, after all that talk about “locking up”...
  • Mika: Lies Will Bring Down Trump Admin

    05/09/2017 6:01:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Mika Brzezinski feeling empowered by her recently-disclosed engagement to Joe Scarborough? On today's Morning Joe, Mika confidently proclaimed that "I know my little meltdowns make you all laugh. They're always right." Mika went on to predict, "I'm telling you right now, these guys [in the Trump admin] are going to find themselves fumbling on their own lies, to the point it brings them down. And it's going to start with the press secretary but it's going to end up on the president's desk." View the video here.
  • Had the election been on October 27 I'd be your president'

    05/02/2017 1:28:22 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    'Had the election been on October 27 I'd be your president': Hillary Clinton blames Russians, Comey and misogyny for painful loss - but dares Trump to tweet at her as she boasts she got 3million more votes Hillary Clinton appeared alongside CNN's Christiane Amanpour for a conversation that looked back at last year's election Clinton listed the late-in-the-game James Comey letter, the Wikileaked emails from the Russia hack and misogyny as the reasons for why she lost Citing Nate Silver, the ex-Democratic nominee said she believed she'd be president had the election been held a day before the Comey letter...
  • Clinton: 'If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president'

    05/02/2017 12:40:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | May 2, 2017 | By Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton delivered her most forceful critique of President Donald Trump's 2016 victory on Tuesday, taking personal responsibility for her failed campaign but also pointed to the timing of a letter from FBI Director James Comey and Russian interference as factors. "If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president," she told CNN's Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women event in New York. "I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had,"...
  • Juan Williams: Trump's risk of impeachment rises

    04/03/2017 9:04:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/03/17 | Juan Williams
    Liberal Democrats could yet see their dreams come true. Last week, a new poll from the liberal outfit Public Policy Polling (PPP) asked Americans if President Trump should resign if evidence emerges that his campaign worked with Russia to help defeat Hillary Clinton. A majority, 53 percent, said he should resign. That is important because PPP also found that 44 percent of Americans already believe that Trump’s campaign did just that. ADVERTISEMENT It is no fantasy to say the drip-drip-drip of the Trump-Russia investigations is draining this presidency of political capital. The president’s historically high disapproval rating — 51 percent...
  • The "Trump" Wiretap Non-Denials

    03/06/2017 8:57:31 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 15 replies
    Vanity | March 6, 2017 | Behind the Blue Wall
    There's obviously a lot of fog surrounding this Trump wiretap thing, but I think I might have an understanding of things that could shed some light. Trump set this off by saying that Trump Tower was wiretapped. It's classic Trumpian imprecision, right on the edge of what's known and not known, but phrased in such a way that the process of proving him "wrong" makes his point far stronger than he ever could. In this case, his Tweet is immediately met with denials from all the usual suspects -- former Obama Administration officials, mainstream media. You all can peruse the...
  • Trumps successful STING operation!

    02/17/2017 7:07:40 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 54 replies
    Thomas Wictor's Blog | 02/17/2017 | Thomas Wictor
    Thomas Victor’s analysis of Trump’s successful STING against the Obama holdovers in the so-called intelligence community, as well as the Monolithic Media enemies!
  • Vanity - 2018......Democrat or Republican!!!

    02/13/2017 8:21:50 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    In June, 2015, as Donald J. Trump jumped into the POTUS race, I sent an e-mail a long time friend of mine, who happens to be one of the top pollster pundits in the USA, telling him to not to jump onto the Hillary Clinton bandwagon, because the Democrats have lost the blue collar vote and are losing the African-American vote with every passing day!!! In detail, I outlined that Trump would win easily, even with the massive illegal voting by Obama/Clinton & the Democrat Party. Of course he did not heed my input and began mocking DJT, as did...
  • Is Obama mirroring 'cousin' Odinga, provoking violence after a so-called "rigged" election?

    02/13/2017 5:25:17 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    Multiple sources (links provided) | Multiple authors
    January 8, 2008 Odinga says Obama is his cousin Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and US presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama Mr Obama is descended from the same Luo tribe as Mr Odinga [at least according to Odinga] Odinga on Obama: Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he is a cousin of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Mr Odinga told the BBC's The World Today that Senator Obama's father was his maternal uncle. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7176683.stmOr, https://web.archive.org/web/20080316225109/http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7176683.stm _______________________________________________________________________________ From the website Atlas Shrugs, June 17, 2008: Odinga and Obama are Luo. Odinga and his American counterpart and strategist Obama both campaigned...
  • Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides

    01/23/2017 8:48:56 AM PST · by usafa92 · 87 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 1/23/2017 | Glenn Thrush (Appropriate Name)
    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s first weekend in office unfolded much the way things often did during his campaign: with angry Twitter messages, a familiar obsession with slights and a series of meandering and at times untrue statements, all eventually giving way to attempts at damage control. The problem is that what works on the way to the White House does not always work once a candidate gets there. To the extent that there was a plan to take advantage of the first days of his administration, when a president is usually at his maximum leverage, Mr. Trump threw it aside...
  • Don Lemon: If CNN Ignores Trump’s Tweets, He’ll Be Forced To Hold A Press Conference

    12/27/2016 11:52:22 AM PST · by ColdOne · 162 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/27/16 | Kaitlan Collins
    Don Lemon believes that if Donald Trump is given less airtime by cable news channels he will be forced to hold a press conference. The president-elect has not held a press conference in five months, and has chosen instead to use Twitter to announce his cabinet nominations. The CNN anchor said that if he was a news executive, he would not cover Trump’s tweets. “Can I say something?” Lemon said on the air Tuesday. “That’s the whole point
  • How Trump used the incredible power of rejection to win the White House

    12/19/2016 3:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2016 | Jia Jiang
    I am not a Trump supporter, to say the least. And I don’t agree with most of his policies and rhetoric. That being said, as an entrepreneur and researcher on the subject of fear and rejection, I see all people through the lens of their relationship with rejection. As a result, I found Trump's candidacy fascinating. In my newly published TED talk on rejection, I discussed this phenomenon: that the people who changed the world, against overwhelming odds, were not the people who avoided rejection, but those who embraced it and used it as their power. Unfortunately, the power of...
  • Why Donald Trump’s Constant Twitter Battle With The Media Is A Brilliant Strategy

    12/07/2016 8:52:41 PM PST · by bobk3 · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/7/16 | David Danford
    One might understand this best in terms of John Boyd’s famous OODA Loop. Used by military tacticians, the Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act loop describes the cycle in which opponents operate during a fight. Whoever can cycle more quickly gains the initiative and controls the fight. Whoever cycles more slowly remains off-balance, constantly having to re-observe and re-orient to circumstances dictated by the enemy. The media cycles more slowly. Trump retains initiative by constantly feeding their hysteria and confusion with a steady diet of controversial tweets. Each new tweet grabs their attention and they restart the process. Like clockwork, every...
  • James O'Keefe: The Mainstream Media Is Dead. We Won.

    12/06/2016 9:03:20 PM PST · by firebrand · 86 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Front Page Magazine
    James O'Keefe: I want to say a few words and show just a very few clips from Project Veritas. I wanted to say that we did it, and the media in this country, as Bill Little said last night, is now discredited. It's dead and we have killed it and it's been a long time coming because they put us through so much over the last 10 years: Planned Parenthood, civil lawsuits, jail, defamation, lies, slander and now we've won.
  • Will Trump Be Impeached?

    11/17/2016 7:38:25 AM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 16, 2016 | T.A. Frank
    Do a LexisNexis search, and you’ll find that “Trump” and some variant of “impeach” have already appeared in 37 newspaper headlines. (Duplicates are at play, yes, but let’s not get in the way of a striking statistic . ) Documentarian Michael Moore has vowed to look for the first impeachment opportunity and do what he can to help spur it along. Law professor Christopher Lewis Peterson of the University of Utah has written a paper arguing that Donald Trump can technically be impeached immediately, provided that Trump University is judged to be as fraudulent as it looks. Allan Lichtman, the...
  • Hillary seeks to 'decapitate' Trump campaign in historic bid to take Texas for the Democrats

    10/21/2016 5:24:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 19, 2016 | Nick Allen in Washington
    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has launched a historic bid to win the deeply Republican state of Texas in a bid to destroy Donald Trump's chances of becoming president. Mrs Clinton committed $1.5 million to begin running television advertisements in the Lone Star state, which is usually ignored by Democratic presidential nominees who have not won it for 40 years. Texas has 38 votes in the presidential electoral college, the second biggest number of any state after California. A candidate needs 270 to win. Targeting Texas amounted to a political "decapitation strategy" by taking the biggest Republican state....
  • Did Trump leak his own conversation to expose Hillary, Liberals and Democrats as hypocrites???

    10/08/2016 4:08:53 AM PDT · by jerod · 115 replies
    If so, it was a genius of an idea.... Hillary feinting SHOCK at Trumps conversation, after all the perversion, sexual assaults, sexual harassment and philandering her husband has partaken in throughout his life and during their laughable marriage. And coming one day before the debate it will be impossible for the moderator not to mention it and leave Hillary gapping open mouthed as Donald slaps her down and calls her and the Liberal press on their hypocrisy of ignoring Bill's sexual perversion since 1992... Genius I tell you, it's genius at work. The Donald knows how to manipulate the press...