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  • EXCLUSIVE: Colorado County GOP Chair: Errors with Ted Cruz’s Delegate Win, Might Need Do-Over

    04/25/2016 8:00:56 PM PDT · by bigbob · 349 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-25-16 | Patrick Howley
    The chairwoman of the Boulder County GOP has admitted that grave errors affected the Colorado Republican caucus, in which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% won a clean sweep of 34 delegates without opening up the process to voting by everyday citizens. Breitbart News has obtained an email that Boulder County GOP chairwoman Peg Cage sent to other top Republican officials in Colorado, including to other party chairs, describing the errors in the process that led to “the perception of fraud.” Reached for comment on the email, Cage said that the caucus might have to be done over.
  • The Latest: Trump says bathroom laws 'discriminatory'

    04/21/2016 7:11:31 AM PDT · by don-o · 263 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern): 8:15 a.m. Donald Trump says he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose. Speaking at a town hall event on NBC's "Today" Thursday, Trump said North Carolina's so-called "bathroom law," which directs transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates, has caused unnecessary strife.
  • Donald Trump “Absolutely” Wants to Change GOP Platform to Promote Abortion in Cases of Rape

    04/21/2016 9:58:45 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 70 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    In an interview with the Today show, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he “absolutely” wants to change the Republican party’s current pro-life platform to promote abortions in cases of rape or incest. The comment is the latest in a long line of comments from Trump upsetting pro-life voters — including multiple remarks praising the Planned Parenthood abortion business, saying abortion laws should not be changed and saying women should be punished for having abortions and flip-flopping hours later. ….. Below is the full text of the current pro-life platform in the Republican Party: THE SANCTITY AND DIGNITY OF HUMAN...
  • The Donald Kneels to Political Correctness on Transgender Issues

    04/21/2016 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 273 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took the liberal stance on transgender restroom access. Media outlets can call it "moderate" all they want, but it is inescapable that Trump defended biological men using women's restrooms. The Donald is not exactly hesitant to offend people, and transgressing political correctness has been one of the centerpieces of his campaign. He even declared in the past that he would protect Christians and social conservatives, but this acceptance of "transgender rights" may be a sign that he has started pandering to the "center" for the general election.Conservatives have long warned that Trump is unpredictable,...
  • Nothing Changed Yesterday—And Trump Is Still Not on the Path to Nomination

    04/21/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/20/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Before we begin debunking, let’s start with the obvious: It was undoubtedly a good night for Trump and unsurprisingly so, as NR’s Henry Olsen predicted on election eve. Trump looks to have taken 90 delegates and 60 percent of the vote, somewhat better than projections, although most election-eve forecasts had him taking at least 85 or so of New York’s 95 delegates (Olsen had him pegged for 87). But despite his victory, Trump got only a very modest bump from New York last night. And despite the breathless TV and print commentary from our New York–centered media, he still faces...
  • Trump 1991: Reagan's Tax Reform A 'Catastrophe,' U.S. Is Like The Soviet Union

    04/19/2016 5:55:43 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 46 replies
    Dailywire ^ | 4/11/16 | Hank Berrien
    If you think the Trump campaign is full of amateurs, you are correct. Donald Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino, eager to prove that his boss was an expert on tax reform, posted a link to an appearance Trump made in 1991 before the House Budget Committee: There’s one problem: in his testimony, not only did Trump bash Ronald Reagan’s Tax Reform Act of 1986, calling it a catastrophe and saying income taxes should be raised to increase investment in real estate, but Trump actually compared the United States to the Soviet Union. Why, you’d almost think Trump is a...
  • Trump's Anti-GOP Complaints Are Big News, While Threats to Anti-Trump GOPers Are Ignored

    04/19/2016 10:17:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    News Busters ^ | April 15, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    On April 13, ABC’s World News Tonight correspondent Tom Llamas devoted most of that night’s report to chilling death threats against the Colorado state Republican party chairman, angered at how Donald Trump failed to win any delegates at the weekend party convention. Besides that one report, and two minor mentions (one on ABC’s Good Morning America and on Thursday’s CBS Evening News), that’s all the broadcast news attention given to reports of actual death threats in this increasingly nasty presidential race: 110 seconds in total, not a moment of which was on NBC. But since the Colorado convention through Thursday...
  • Trump’s ‘voterless’ election myth

    04/18/2016 8:36:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 222 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Donald Trump is complaining that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is racking up “voterless” victories in states such as Colorado and Wyoming, where delegates are chosen by a “small handful of elites” who are “sidelining” Republican voters. This is dead wrong. In both Colorado and Wyoming, all registered Republican voters in the state had the chance to vote and participate in the delegate selection process. The Wyoming Republican Party website explains the process clearly: “Delegates to the state convention are elected by the county conventions. Delegates to the county convention are elected by precinct caucuses in their respective counties. Any person...
  • At Wyoming GOP Convention, Cruz Still Running Circles Around Trump (Convention Tomorrow)

    04/15/2016 10:26:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 15 April 2016 | Tampa Bay Times
    CASPER, Wyo. — On Saturday morning, while his two rivals for the Republican nomination stay back east, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will fly to this city to address the state GOP convention. The potential prize: Fourteen delegates to the national convention in Cleveland. The competition: Hard to find. On Friday, with no explanation to either party officials or media, Donald Trump's campaign announced that Sarah Palin would cancel her scheduled speech here. Additionally, while Republicans gathered for a barbecue and fried chicken dinner, the campaign of Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, was invisible, and the Trump campaign was clearly outmatched. The...
  • Yes, Trump May Get Under 50% in NY

    04/15/2016 7:52:36 PM PDT · by writer33 · 62 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/15/16 | Robert Eno
    The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump will win the New York primary with well over 50 percent and win nearly all of the Empire State’s 95 delegates this upcoming Tuesday. While this is certainly a possibility, there is also a chance, and not a far-fetched one that Trump will finish with under 50 percent of the vote. If that happens, it will signal a seismic shift in the race for the Republican nomination. A look at recent polling makes it seem almost certain that Trump will finish with over 50 percent of the vote. The current New York Real...
  • Hmmm: Trump under 50% in poll of New York for first time this month

    04/15/2016 10:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, not a huge deal but worth flagging in case there’s another poll this weekend showing his numbers dipping a bit in New York on the eve of the primary. That would suggest a trend, and that would be a big deal given what’s at stake. To be clear: Trump’s going to romp in NY on Tuesday night, winning by 25 points or better, and will pick up something like 75 delegates even in a worst-case scenario. But since his path to 1,237 is so difficult, it matters a lot whether he ends up with 75 in New...
  • Tracking the Ted Cruz moment

    04/15/2016 8:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Salem News ^ | April 15, 2016 | David M. Shribman, executive editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
    He won a big victory in Wisconsin. He pierced the Donald Trump mystique. He even got some of the Capitol Hill lawmakers who regard him as a revolutionary and renegade to slink cautiously into his corner. By all logic, this should be a Ted Cruz moment — if only the next primary weren’t in New York. But on Tuesday, New Yorkers go to their polling places, and though Cruz has been the beneficiary of the calendar before — his performance on Super Tuesday helped force out of the race Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a demographically identical and philosophically similar...
  • Trump Again Hearts Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shortly after he claimed to be a “unifier” during his Super Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump was at it again, lambasting “so-called conservatives” who don’t share his liberal position on Planned Parenthood, continuing to insist he applauds the group because it allegedly “does a lot of good of good things” for women’s health. Similar logic applies to his position on ObamaCare. He loves the coercive freedom- and job-killing individual mandate, which is the heart of ObamaCare, because he doesn’t want to see bodies in the street, a classic liberal rhetorical scare tactic. Planned Parenthood may do the occasional mammogram referral,...
  • Voting Ted Cruz: Has God Abandoned America?

    04/15/2016 7:53:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 15, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As Ted Cruz-mania skyrockets exciting millions http://bit.ly/1SHWzWW, I still get emails from professed Christians ripping me to shreds for choosing Cruz over Trump. These anti-Cruz Christians dig deep, coming up with reasons so weak not to choose Cruz that they equal saying Ted Cruz took another kid’s candy when he was seven. Then, they fall back on rehashing Cruz’s eligibility. http://bit.ly/22nhGD6 Frankly, anti-Cruz Christians have me scratching my head. Clearly, these Christians are willing to overlook all of Mr Trump’s shortcomings, anti-Christian political positions http://bit.ly/23mAGaI and liberal leanings. http://bit.ly/1LUzCxd Meanwhile, they “passionately” leave no stone unturned, relentless in their attempts...
  • Conventional Wisdom: Is Cruz stealing delegates from Trump?

    04/15/2016 2:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The April 25, 2016 Issue | Jay Cost
    After Ted Cruz won every delegate up for grabs at the Colorado Republican convention, Donald Trump began complaining that the process at such conventions is unfair. His claim is that party insiders should not be making these choices, but rather that the power should be vested with the voters. As a consequence, Cruz is “stealing" delegates from Trump, and in so doing defying the will of the voters. Trump's accusations are specious and disingenuous. The process that has been playing out is perfectly legitimate. Trump's real problem is that he is being outhustled by the Cruz campaign. The Republican nomination...
  • Senator Ben Sasse Votes for Ted Cruz Ahead of NE Primary

    04/15/2016 7:43:53 PM PDT · by writer33 · 22 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/15/16 | CR Wire/Chris Pandolfo
    Senator Ben Sasse announced that he and his wife have voted early in the Nebraska GOP primary for his colleague Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Sasse has been vocally opposed to the current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Back in February, he penned an open letter to Trump supporters on Facebook explaining that in his view, Mr. Trump is not committed to defending the United States Constitution and the principles of conservatism.
  • Republicans Hate These 7 Things About Democrats. The Trump Campaign Is All Of Them.

    04/15/2016 4:59:36 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 102 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 04/15/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    When conservatives think about what they most hate about the left, several factors come to mind: their racist appeals, their whining social justice warrior nonsense, their distinct willingness to attack conservative women, their consistent stream of lies, their perversion of buzzwords.
  • Cruz Is a Safer General-Election Bet than Trump

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he can’t beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, it’s tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasn’t led Clinton in any national poll...
  • The Arena: Cruz missile

    04/13/2016 10:47:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Tufts Daily ^ | April 14, 2016 | Aren Torikian
    Candidates like Donald Trump are exciting. Trump is guaranteed to bring out thousands to his events and generate copious decibels of noise. He has built a campaign on telling it like it is and refusing to be politically correct. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, is boring. He brings hundreds to his events and utters Ronald Reagan’s name a few times to get the crowd going. His demeanor is confident but not quite as in-your-face as Trump is. But for those afraid of what Trump stands for, Cruz may be the far more dangerous candidate. For one, Cruz is much...
  • Trump Needs To Enroll In "Delegates 101"

    04/13/2016 11:01:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump is waxing wroth these days about Ted Cruz's rounding up of Colorado delegates and has called the whole GOP delegate selection process "rigged and crooked." He says this to audiences who probably know less about the state-by-state rules than he does. It is the blind leading the blind, telling the assembled mob to grab their torches and pitchforks and storm the establishment castle.