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  • Cheryl Chumley: Trump’s ‘sh—hole’ remark reason he was elected

    01/13/2018 5:27:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies ^ | Cheryl K Chumley
    Trump, in a meeting with senators of both parties, referred to Haiti and African nations off-handedly as “s–hole countries,” as first reported by The Washington Post. He did so in context of discussing immigration, while wondering aloud why America should even considering taking in those who don’t offer much by way of benefit to this country’s citizens. “Why do we need more Haitians, take them out,” Trump reportedly said, NBC reported. The firestorm came quick. “@realDonaldTrump, your mouth is the foulest s–hole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not,” tweeted Vicente...
  • Trump Won by Rejecting GOP ‘Professional Consultant Class’ Who ‘Made a Living’ Losing Elections

    12/18/2017 6:04:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/17 | Robert Kraychik
    “They’re failures,” said Corey Lewandowski of the “consultant class” and “Conservative Inc.” on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight, describing the success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as partly built on rejecting professional political consultants. Lewandowski agreed with SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour’s framing of Trump’s presidential campaign as having a revolutionary effect on “the whole political landscape.” Lewandowski was joined by David Bossie to discuss their new book, Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency, a memoir of their work with Trump’s presidential campaign.
  • Deep State Sank Sanders And Handed Us Trump

    12/11/2017 2:42:47 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | Adriana Cohen
    Democrats are their own worst enemy. Instead of protecting the fundamental integrity of our democracy by allowing Bernie Sanders and the grassroots a fair shot at challenging establishment pick Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, they engaged in dirty dealings at both the Democratic National Committee and Barack Obama’s FBI, handing the presidency to Donald Trump. You read that right. It wasn’t Russia that swayed the outcome of the election – as farcical as that conspiracy theory is; it was the Democratic deep state that did. Look no further for evidence than bombshell revelations this week that it was...
  • Trump: ‘I Got Elected’ to Build a Wall

    11/29/2017 5:27:38 AM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Tuesday President Donald Trump reacted to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) deciding to pull out of a meeting with the president and Republican leadership. Discussing a potential government shutdown, Trump said, “If that happens, I would absolutely blame the Democrats if it happens it’s going to be over illegals pouring into the country, crime pouring into the country, no border wall, which everybody wants. I got elected partially because of a border wall. You look at the military. We want strong funding for the military. They don’t. So many things. As an example,...
  • The original Trump campaign tax plan is the right one

    11/15/2017 8:19:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Democrats attacking the Trump tax cut have primarily voiced two objections: first, that it is a tax cut for the rich. And second, that it will blow a hole in the deficit. If Republicans get smart, they can squash both of these arguments — and strike a blow for a much more ambitious, once-in-a-generation tax reform than the plans now on the table in the House and Senate. To do so, they should revisit an idea that was central to the original Trump campaign plan that Larry Kudlow and I helped to craft. In every meeting, Donald Trump told us...
  • Author says Democrats abandoned working class ("What's the Matter with Kansas?")

    10/21/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | October 21, 2017 | Don Walton
    Thomas Frank, the author best-known for "What's the Matter with Kansas?" who's also a Washington political journalist, places the blame for the election of President Donald Trump squarely on the back of the Democratic Party and its abandonment of working-class Americans. "They love it when unions work hard for them and give them campaign funds," Frank said in a telephone interview. "But they aren't deeply concerned with the problems faced by working-class people," he said. "They need to stop taking those people for granted." What they got in exchange for that neglect was Trump, he said. Frank will be in...
  • Clinton laments how Benghazi tragedy hurt her politically

    09/13/2017 8:31:59 AM PDT · by topher · 101 replies ^ | 13-Sept-2017 | By Brooke Singman
    Hillary Clinton seemed to add Benghazi to her already-long list of culprits to blame for her upset loss to Donald Trump last November, on the heels of the five-year anniversary of the terror attack. In her first live interview since the election timed with the release of her new memoir “What Happened,” Clinton on Wednesday brought up the controversy over the Benghazi terror attack in response to a question about her likability. Clinton said she was unfairly criticized, even suggesting the incident was no different than past tragedies dating back to the Reagan administration
  • One Year (and 3 days) Ago Today

    09/13/2017 11:40:27 AM PDT · by RIPHillary · 20 replies
    Matzav ^ | Sept 11
    It’s been a long year. As stories of Hurricane Irma dominate the headlines today, it is fascinating to look back and see how far we’ve come since last year’s 9/11 headlines. On today’s date in 2016, the story on every TV station was about then candidate Hillary Clinton, who was videoed stumbling into a van after attending a 9/11 memorial service at Ground Zero. Questions over whether Clinton, who was seen at the time as the runaway to win the Presidency, was hiding some sort of illness, such as Parkinson’s, threatening to ruin her run. The Clinton campaign later put...
  • Sebastian Gorka says the GOP didn't win last November, Donald Trump did

    09/12/2017 9:29:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | Noga Tarnopolsky
    In a 45-minute conversation, Gorka expressed continuing support for President Trump, denounced Republican Party leaders as a greater obstacle to Trump’s success than Democrats, and predicted that the president would soon purge the White House of staffers who are not loyal to his “Make America Great Again” agenda.
  • Fading white evangelicals have made a desperate end-of-life bargain with Trump

    09/07/2017 2:13:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    USA Today | September 6, 2017 | Robert P. Jones
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • Clinton blasts Biden for saying Dems didn't address middle class during campaign

    09/06/2017 6:41:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 6, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in her new book openly questions former Vice President's Joe Biden's assessment that the Democrats did not focus on the middle class during the campaign. "Joe Biden said the Democratic Party in 2016 'did not talk about what it always stood for -- and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,'" Clinton said in her new book, "What Happened," which was obtained by CNN.
  • Remembering why Donald Trump was elected: Media nurtures amnesia over 28 years of failure

    08/30/2017 6:13:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Daniel Gallington
    If you’re one of the 63 million who voted for President Trump, you agonize as you watch the evening news — because you know it’s going to be mostly negative coverage and commentary. The Sunday talk shows are worse — the major network (NBC, CBS, ABC) shows are loaded with anti-Trump messages. They don’t try to hide their prejudice and contempt, and they give air time to most anybody who opposes Mr. Trump, especially establishment Republicans. In short, the liberal media hates Mr. Trump more than they hate Republicans. Because so much of the evening news is political commentary, I...
  • Steve Bannon believed in Trumpism. Donald Trump doesn’t.

    08/22/2017 11:44:35 AM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Aug 18, 2017, 2:30pm EDT | Ezra Klein@ezraklein
    As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump praised autocrats and exhibited strongman tendencies. But as president of the United States, Trump is proving to be one of the weakest, most disinterested executives in memory. He seems happy — even eager — to be both operationally and ideologically marginalized inside his own administration. This is, I think, the best way to understand the ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon. White House staff, congressional Republicans, military leaders, and executive branch officials are increasingly confident simply ignoring President Trump. After Trump tweeted that he wanted the military to ban transgender service members from serving,...
  • Why the Swamp Hates Trump

    08/11/2017 9:00:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-11-17 | Bob Weir
    Imagine that you were elected to a federal office several years ago and had a safe seat with all the perks attached, including salary, expense account, and influence with corporate CEOs and other titans of industry.  Suppose further that you knew that the future would be prosperous when you left office because the connections you made would make you a fortune as a lobbyist.  Moreover, since unseating an incumbent is a herculean task, you felt that you were set for life.  In fact, as soon as you got elected, you began raising money and preparing for re-election.  Governing and legislating...
  • Political Divisions in 2016 and Beyond

    08/10/2017 10:38:34 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 9 replies
    Voter Study Group ^ | June, 2017 | Lee Drutman
  • EXCERPT: Dinesh D'Souza's The Big Lie

    07/31/2017 9:45:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | July 31, 2017 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Editor's note: This following is an excerpt from "The Big Lie," Dinesh D'Souza's latest book, released today.Racism and xenophobia: this is the hot-button charge. Every comparison between Trump and the Nazis goes here. Elizabeth Warren explains Trump’s rise as the product of “an ugly stew of racism.” Historian James Whitman warns that “white nationalism lives in the White House.” Jeet Heer charges in the New Republic that Trump’s “racism and xenophobia” display his “fascist roots” that are not his alone but “lie in the Republican Party.” Along the same lines, leftist writer Michael Tomasky traces a “direct and indisputable”...
  • Levin: GOP ‘Lied Their Way Into Office,’ Perpetrated ‘Greatest Hoax in Modern Politics’

    07/27/2017 9:38:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 76 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/27/2017 | Michael Morris
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin blasted Republicans in yet another Facebook note on Wednesday, saying they “lied their way into office” and perpetrated the “greatest hoax in modern politics.” “Here comes rationing, long waiting periods, and massive red-tape,” said Mark Levin in all caps on. “The Republicans lied their way into office in what is the greatest hoax in modern politics.” Levin’s comments came after seven Republican senators joined Democrats in voting no on a “clean repeal” of Obamacare promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. on Wednesday. In the note, the famed conservative radio personality laid the...
  • Kobach: 'We may never know' if Clinton won popular vote

    07/19/2017 1:09:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2017 | Max Greenwood and Ben Kamisar
    Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and vice chairman of President Trump's voter fraud panel, said the country "may never know" if Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote. Pressed by NBC News's Katy Tur in a Wednesday interview about whether Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 election, Kobach quickly cast doubt on the results, saying, "We will probably never know the answer to that question." But he said the votes that led to President Trump's electoral victory in November were "absolutely" in doubt, as well.
  • WikiLeaks Helped Donald Trump Win US Presidential Elections: Study

    07/13/2017 8:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Arunachal Times ^ | July 14, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Criticism of Hillary Clinton over documents posted by WikiLeaks played a key role in her failed US presidential campaign and successful election of Donald Trump, a study of viral tweets has found. Twitter posts during the final two months of the 2016 election race shows that Ms Clinton was heavily criticised on social media compared to her rival Donald Trump. Posts relating to WikiLeaks were the most common form of attack on social media for the Democratic candidate, who was also heavily criticised on Twitter over an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server, researchers said. Researchers...
  • Why working class Americans voted with their middle finger

    05/13/2017 4:04:26 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/13/2017 | Kyle Smith
    Clinton’s rhetoric about helping the poor also turned off the WWC: The have-a-littles disdain the have-nots. Working people in the middle are proud of their discipline and resent the spongers they perceive as being rewarded for having none. They don’t romanticize welfare recipients as being hapless victims of circumstance because they see them at the grocery store every week. Even when they qualify for aid, they sometimes make a point of rejecting it: “I don’t want a government handout,” they say. “I can do this on my own.” Accepting welfare is seen as a character flaw and leads to a...