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  • Bernie Sanders Despised Dems In 1980s, Said JFK Speech Once Made Him Sick (Kennedy's anti-communism)

    07/17/2015 12:59:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ilan Ben-Meir, News Reporter
    “Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, but I think at that point, seeing through Kennedy, and what liberalism was, was probably a significant step for me to understand that conventional politics or liberalism was not what was relevant.” Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once said that he was “physically nauseated” by a speech made by President John F. Kennedy when Sanders was a young man, because Kennedy’s “hatred for the Cuban Revolution […] was so strong.” “Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal,” Sanders reminisced in a 1987 interview with The Gadfly, a student...
  • Amazon Says ‘No Evidence’ Ted Cruz Books Sold In Bulk Purchases {NY Times caught lying again]

    07/13/2015 1:37:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Amazon backed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in his fight against The New York Times Monday, saying there is “no evidence” his book sales are driven by “strategic bulk purchases.” The Cruz campaign accused The NYT Friday of lying when it said his new book, “A Time For Truth,” did not make the bestseller list because a bulk of its sales came from “strategic bulk purchases.” Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, said Friday the books were not sold in bulk. “A Time For Truth ranked high on the other publishing industry bestseller lists including Nielsen Bookscan (#4), a subscription service that...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Defends His Record Against A Hostile Bret Baier

    07/12/2015 9:37:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 07-12-2015 | iizthatiiz
    Presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on Fox News Sunday in an interview with Bret Baier that quickly went hostile, as Baier aggressively attacked Jindal’s record in Louisiana.
  • Donald Trump Pińatas Sell Out Before Billionaire's Brentwood Visit

    07/11/2015 10:01:09 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    LAist ^ | 7-10-2015 | DANNY JENSEN
    There are plenty of people who'd probably like to take a swing at Donald Trump when he arrives in L.A. today, but they're going to have to get in line as all of the Trump pińatas in town seem to be sold out. Protesters plan to unwelcome Trump this afternoon with trash-filled pińatas made to look like the billionaire, but they're having a hard time tracking down enough for the fiesta. In the wake of Trump's racist remarks suggesting that Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is planning a demonstration...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • The Media's Vile Attacks on Conservative Assimilationists

    06/26/2015 4:59:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    I have had enough of smug liberal elites wrapped in their "Celebrate Diversity" banners tearing down minority conservatives. Look in the mirror, media and academia bigots. Your own reflexive racism and divisive rhetoric are poisoning public discourse. There's nothing "progressive" about attacking the children and grandchildren of immigrants who proudly embrace an American identity. We are not "self-hating." You just hate what we believe. The most recent grenade tossed by the jack-booted Enforcers of Ethnic Authenticity came from The Washington Post this week. The Beltway fish-wrapper hyped a 2,100-word investigation of GOP Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with a condescending quote...
  • The Stupid Party’s Candidate: Running to the right isn’t working for Bobby Jindal.

    06/24/2015 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    In n 2013 Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called on the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” A former Rhodes scholar with serious policy chops, he appeared perfectly positioned to elevate the discussion of ideas. Instead, Jindal has chosen to run in 2016 as the stupid party’s standard-bearer. As Jindal prepares to make his White House bid official on Wednesday, he is struggling to break the one percent mark in national polls. That puts him a dozen places behind the top-tier triumvirate of Walker, Bush and Rubio. It’s possible Jindal will emerge from the back of the pack at some...
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS’S TED CRUZ GUN PHOTOS DISAPPEAR FROM IMAGE WIRE

    06/23/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)93% ” no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate’s head.(snip) UPDATE: AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford confirms that the news organization has decided to prevent future licensing of the photos showing guns pointed at Cruz. Breitbart News asked whether AP had encountered any outside pressure from politicians to remove the photos. Colford replied, “this was entirely an in-house decision.”
  • Would the ‘#DoucheNozzle’ AP ever dare run a photo like this if it were a Democrat? Hint: Heck no!

    06/21/2015 6:43:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | witchy Staff
    <p>You don’t see any sort of problem with this photo you ran of 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz? Any at all?</p>
  • Actor James Morrison gets duped by fake Ted Cruz-Girl Scout cookie article

    05/11/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 25 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 5/10/15 | twitchy.com
    I've been seeing this fake Cruz "news story" making the rounds on Facebook and it's already bamboozled some of my less-sharp pals. There's a fake USATODAY website out there (usatoday.com.co), with the look of USATODAY, that claims Ted Cruz stated that U.S. Military veterans should "self-fund via sales of cookies, like the Girl Scouts."
  • A note from Jorge Ramos (Univision anchor slime)

    06/20/2015 6:49:59 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    Fusion ^ | 6/19/15 | Jorge Ramos
    As journalists the most important thing we have is our credibility and integrity. We maintain that, in part, through transparency with our audience, our colleagues and our critics. That is why I am disclosing that my daughter, Paola, has accepted a position working with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. [blather snipped] Like many reporters who have parents, siblings or other family members that are active in politics, this will not change how I approach my duty as a journalist. I will continue to report with complete independence and ask the tough questions, the same way I have done for the last...
  • Hillary Speaks of Little Children, Church Members, Movie Audiences But Not Our Military Personnel

    06/18/2015 7:02:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.18.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    Hillary Clinton spoke about the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by posing the following questions: How many innocent people in our country from little children to church members to movie theater attendees? How many people do we need to see cut down before we act? In the first question, Hillary makes obvious references to the shootings at Sandy Hook, the theater shooting in Colorado as well as both the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin and last night's attack. Hillary speaks of little children, church members and movie theater attendees. But what about our...
  • New Feminist Organization Vows to Destroy "Christian Fascist Woman-Haters," US Military

    06/16/2015 4:34:23 PM PDT · by rightistight · 44 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/16/15 | Aurelius
    A new feminist organization calling itself "Stop Patriarchy" has vowed to destroy "Christian fascist woman-haters," as well as other things it claims oppress women, including Churches and the United States military. Writing on their website, StopPatriarchy.org, the group explains that their goal is to "FIGHT to STOP the enslavement of women." The way to do that, according to the feminist group, is to fight against and destroy oppressors. "Christian fascist woman-haters are violently hacking away at abortion rights and even birth control, slamming women backwards," they explain. Running from June 15 until June 19, the group is running a campaign...
  • Group says Scott Walker bans employees from talking about climate change [Rated: FALSE]

    06/16/2015 9:32:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    PolitiFact Wisconsin ^ | June 16, 2015 | Sarah Hauer
    If a website from a progressive group is to be believed, state workers in Wisconsin cannot even say the words "climate change." So the scottaway.com website, developed by an operation called Forecast the Facts, allows readers to click a red button on the screen and get alternative words to use, like "weather roulette" and "extended Popsicle season." One tongue-in-cheek offering: "In the U.S., FREE OUTDOOR HEATING is predicted to cause more heat waves, flooding, wildfires, sea level rise and drought." Forecast the Facts, a project of the progressive Citizen Engagement Laboratory, says it developed the website in response to government...
  • Clinton suggests rivals lack Christian compassion

    06/15/2015 2:42:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    10tv.com Ohio ^ | June 14, 2015
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says much of the nation's political debate lacks the compassion for the poor she learned in Sunday school. At a rally in Iowa, the Democratic presidential hopeful portrayed herself as a champion for struggling Americans, in contrast to the alleged "mean spiritedness" of others. Without naming names, Clinton asked, "Did they not go and hear the same lessons I did in Sunday school? Did they not sing the same hymns?" She said those who lack compassion make her wonder, "Did they never hear, 'there but for the grace of God go I?'"
  • Remember When Hillary Defended Marriage as a Sacred Bond Between a Man and a Woman?

    06/14/2015 12:25:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Ring of Fire ^ | June 14,2015 | Staff
    As of right now, Hillary is saying that she thinks that gay marriage is alright. Earlier this year a spokesperson for the Clinton campaign said, “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right.” That’s not the same Hillary from back in her days as a Senator from New York. Watch Hillary give this full-on defense of marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman.
  • A Speedboat Is Not A Fishing Boat. Here's Why That Matters To Marco Rubio

    06/10/2015 2:26:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 10, 2015 | Ryan Grim
    There is nothing redeeming about a speedboat. It's loud, it serves no purpose other than to anger people not in it, it creates a huge wake that's obnoxious on the water and even on the beach and it violently slashes through manatees that bob near the surface of Miami's coastal waters. There is even less that is redeeming about the kind of person who covets one -- or, worse, actually owns one. Speedboats are made exclusively for assholes.
  • Hillary Clinton Joins Instagram, Posts Funny Pic (of her pantsuits), People Get Mad

    06/10/2015 2:48:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Yahoo Style ^ | June 10, 2015 | Laia Garcia
    Hillary Clinton joined Instagram! The former first lady and possibly future first lady president posted her first image today: a rolling rack with three suits each in red, white, and blue, with the caption, “Hard choices.” It’s a genius post of course, as Clinton’s pantsuits have been a point of contention since pretty much forever. [Snip] Clinton has already proven she’s got a killer media team behind her with a great sense of humor; the offerings on her online store are hilarious and perfect on every single level, and her weekly email offers tidbits made for Twitter. Clinton obviously...
  • The GOP circus is no laughing matter: One of these clowns could actually win it all

    06/08/2015 4:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | June 8, 2015 | Bob Cesca
    A lot can happen between now and Election Day -- and with no GOP adult in the room, that's a frightening thought.There was a time when the well-worn “clown car” description of the Republican presidential primary field wasn’t so on-the-nose. But as of right now, not even a few months into the process, it’s impossible to avoid daily news items in which one GOP candidate or another is self-immolating with ludicrous remarks or unforced errors. Frankly, it’d be really fun to observe if it weren’t for a nagging sense of danger. We’ll circle back to that. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio,...
  • Dear America: Please Get Your Head Out of Your [expletive] About Bernie Sanders

    06/08/2015 3:08:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 8, 2015 | Emil Mella, writer, musician, proud Dominican, proud progressive.
    Okay, sorry, America. That title was a bit rude. And crass. And uncalled for. I'll admit it. But please just do the entire world a favor now, and just gently pull with your neck, softly now, easy does it, so that perhaps your collective head is not as far inside of your rectum as it currently is, and kindly make sure that said head is on top of your shoulders, where it belongs, you know, thinking, and stuff. Thanks. This is an open letter to the American people. In the race to decide the next President of your arguably great...
  • How the GOP went ‘Psycho,’ and how to fix it

    06/05/2015 9:37:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Craig Shirley
    It is hard to describe just how bad things are for the Republican Party. Each day it looks more and more like the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho. More precisely, the GOP is actually most like the central character who owns the motel: Norman Bates and his alter ego, “Mother,” a.k.a. Norma. Norman appears to be a polite, sincere young man, if strongly dominated by Mother. But so what if he’s idiosyncratic, even eccentric, with a mother fixation? As a private individual, he has the right to be odd. Mother, meanwhile, wants absolute control over her son....
  • Scott Walker’s deranged new low: Force women to carry their rapists’ pregnancies and let men

    06/03/2015 11:55:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | June 3, 2015 | Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice.
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said this week that he was prepared to sign a measure banning abortion at 20 weeks without an exception for rape or incest because it’s only “in the initial months” that victims are “most concerned” about access to care. Walker, who is expected to announce his run for president at the end of the month, said that such an exception didn’t matter and that he would sign the bill regardless. “I mean, I think for most people who are concerned about that, it’s in the initial months where they’re most concerned about it,” Walker said. “In...
  • Why the GOP's 2016 bloodbath is going to be great fun — and instructive

    06/03/2015 3:42:07 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    The Week ^ | June 3, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    With a remarkable 15 announced or soon-to-announce candidates, including such dynamos as Lindsey Graham and George Pataki, there's still one thing we haven't seen yet: the Republican candidates attacking each other. There's been a vague insinuation here and an implied criticism there, but no real verbal fisticuffs to speak of. But worry not: The negativity is coming, and when it does, it will come fast and hard. http://theweek.com/articles/558405/why-gops-2016-bloodbathis-going-great-fun--instructive
  • Huckabee: I wish I could've identified as female in high school gym

    06/02/2015 6:33:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue June 2, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Mike Huckabee says there's a time he wishes he could've been transgender: When it was time to hit the high school showers. If he "could have felt like a woman," the Republican former Arkansas governor joked earlier this year, then he could have seen his female classmates without their clothes on. "Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE," Huckabee said. "I'm pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, 'Coach, I...
  • “Women only” Hillary event forced to admit men after poor turnout

    06/02/2015 1:09:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    What do you do if you throw a big party but nobody shows up? That wasn’t quite the case for Hillary Clinton this week, but it was close. It seems that one of her high profile, Big Apple supporters set up a private, “women only” event where the ladies would get some one on one face time with the presumptive Democrat nominee for the bargain basement price of only $2,700. Sadly, as the deadline approached, it became clear that not enough of Gotham’s ladies were up for the trip. Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting high-powered women to a New...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Tom Brady was framed'

    06/02/2015 8:56:00 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 92 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/02/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) openly pandered to a Massachusetts audience last weekend by announcing his support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the so-called Deflategate scandal. Cruz made the bold proclamation to set up a joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. "Let me start by saying: Tom Brady was framed," Cruz declared. "Now I'm not willing to pander on much, but on that, Tom Brady was framed!"
  • Why We’re Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign (But we’re still declaring victory.) (Barf Alert)

    06/02/2015 8:26:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-2-2015 | ILYA SHEYMAN and CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN
    Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race. There’s no sugar-coating it: We didn’t achieve our central goal. But there’s a bigger story that gives us tremendous hope: as one headline put it, “Elizabeth Warren may not be running, but she’s in the 2016 race anyway.” In the six months since we launched the Run Warren Run effort, Senator Warren’s agenda and message have transformed the American political landscape. Echoing Warren’s famous adage that “the game is rigged,” Hillary Clinton declared in her campaign announcement that “the deck is still stacked in...
  • 6 Ways Ted Cruz Is A Threat To America And The American Way Of Life

    06/01/2015 7:04:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Liberals Unite Magazine ^ | June 1, 2015 | Samuel Warde
    While as a writer I appreciate Ted Cruz and his near-endless stream of insane bull****, as a political reality – Ted Cruz is quite frightening in a Joe McCarthy, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson kind of way. Quickly scanning our own recent coverage of Ted Cruz, it quickly becomes appallingly clear that Cruz poses a real and present danger to Americans. Here are but 6 examples: Ted Cruz Only Cares About Ted Cruz. Well, that and Texas. As Richard pointed out in an article last week, “back in 2013 when New York and New Jersey were under water and completely devastated...
  • The Soft-Soaping Of Socialism In The U.S.

    06/01/2015 4:28:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Ideology: Bernie Sanders is coming on as a presidential contender, while polls show surprisingly large parts of the public look favorably on the socialism he espouses. The public apparently has forgotten socialism's record. For years, Sanders, an avowed, unapologetic socialist, was viewed as an anomaly of U.S. political life, an eccentric whose atypical ideology reflected the supposed quirkiness of his home state of Vermont. Now that's changed, and with Democrats worried about the scandals surrounding their top candidate, Hillary Clinton, Sanders is attracting ever-bigger audiences on the campaign trail. Polls show him at 15% of the Democratic tally.
  • Ted Cruz, breaking new ground on hypocrisy | Editorial

    05/31/2015 6:39:34 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 5/31/2015 | Editorial
    It is well established that between ears of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) there is a Rube Goldberg machine gone haywire, judging by his impulse to summon a fabrication or absurdity for almost any occasion. To wit: He compares climate activists to flat-Earthers, blames President Obama for the 2008 economic crash, claims ISIS is "literally nailing Christians to trees" (not true), asserts that cities with the toughest gun control laws have the most crime, estimates there are "111,000 agents" at the IRS (missed by a factor of 10), and believes that George Soros is plotting to shut down golf courses throughout...
  • Texas flooding puts Cruz, GOP in bind on climate change

    05/28/2015 7:08:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed May 27, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind on climate change.The Republican presidential contender has held two press conferences over the past two days to address the flooding and the government's response. At each one, he was asked about the impact of climate change on natural disasters like the Texas flooding, and at each one, he dodged the question."In a time of tragedy, I think it's wrong to try to politicize a natural disaster -- and so there's plenty of time to talk about other issues," he...
  • GOP debate rules could reignite questions about Cruz birthplace

    05/23/2015 9:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    Not surprisingly, the GOP presidential debates announced last week will be open only to candidates who can legally serve as president. That will make Fox News and CNN the first arbiters of Canada-born Ted Cruz’s eligibility. By putting him on stage, they will implicitly be granting a seal of approval to the only contender born outside the U.S. The U.S. Constitution says a president has to be a natural-born citizen. Fox and CNN both listed Article II, Section 1 among the requirements for would-be debaters. It’s inconceivable that either network would invoke that requirement to shut out the Texas senator....
  • Who Are Hillary Clinton's Likely Challengers?

    04/13/2015 2:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 13, 2015 | Sky News US Team
    As the ex-secretary of state announces her White House bid, Sky News looks at who she could be up against from both parties.Hillary Clinton is widely seen as a front-runner for Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and her resume makes her a strong rival to any Republican. Here is a look at some of her likely opponents in the White House race. The Republican field is already crowded. :: Ted Cruz Ted Cruz became the first candidate to launch the 2016 White House bid when he announced his campaign last month. The Texas senator, 44, is a conservative firebrand who frequently...
  • GOP Strategist: I Don’t Need Hillary to ‘Drown Me In Estrogen Every Time She Opens Her Mouth’

    04/12/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2015-04-12 | Andrew Desiderio
    In anticipation of Hillary Clinton‘s presidential announcement later today, Republican strategist Ana Navarro criticized the former secretary of state for supposedly embracing the idea of a woman president too much. “I don’t need her to drown me in estrogen every time she opens her mouth,” Navarro said on CNN. “Listen, every time she opens her mouth it’s about the granddaughter, and Chelsea’s wedding, and the yoga routines.”Navarro ultimately insisted Clinton “needs to stop being focus-grouped to death.”Watch the video below, via CNN:
  • MEDIA FABRICATED EVIDENCE TO SMEAR GOP THREE TIMES IN ONE DAY

    04/12/2015 5:42:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | april 11, 2015 | john nolte
    As right-of-center New Media grows stronger (and it is much stronger today than it was even in 2012), because the mainstream media is in reality a propaganda outlet to empower central government and boost those who share that goal, everyday this same mainstream media becomes more desperate and ugly. That’s why the media told serial-lies around Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, and religious freedom laws. And that’s why on Friday, the media was caught on three occasions fabricating evidence to smear the GOP.
  • Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Civilisation

    04/07/2015 8:07:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | Danny Lee Weston
    FULL TITLE: Green Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Industrial Civilisation Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, a household name here at Breitbart, has created a “war room” targeting Republican political candidates who are sceptical of climate change. Aiming to swing the results in 2016, Steyer’s campaign will ‘put candidates in the hot seat for their climate denial’ and attempt to link the GOP to “Big Oil” and the Koch brothers wherever possible. Steyer said he would spend “what it takes” for this campaign rather than committing to a specific figure beforehand.
  • Ted Cruz is dangerous: Why liberals scoff at his campaign at their peril

    04/07/2015 2:50:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | April 7, 2015 | Sophia A. McClennen
    No, the Texas senator isn't likely to capture the GOP ticket. But his brand of conservatism poses its own threat. Since Ted Cruz first announced his candidacy, much has been made of his chances of winning, his arrogance and his extreme conservative views. But most of the controversy over his candidacy centers on his lying. It is no surprise to any of us that politicians lie. We generally assume they stretch the truth to get elected, to denigrate their political foes, and to bolster their images. But Cruz may just represent one of the biggest liars in recent history. In...
  • Next for Steyer: put GOP candidates on climate change hot seat

    04/06/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle's SF Gate Blog ^ | April 6, 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    San Francisco activist Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Super PAC Monday announced the billionaire Democrat will wage a campaign to put Republicans on the “hot seat” about climate change and spend “what it takes” for an aggressive new high-tech “war room” to track — and attack — GOP candidates in 2016. The program, based at the NextGen headquarters in the Financial District — with satellite offices in Washington, D.C., and other cities — aims to make climate change a “top tier” issue next year. It will focus its firepower on turning environmental concerns into a “wedge issue,” especially with young voters,...
  • Ted Cruz Will Lose, if He Tries To Divide Rock Music and Country Music Fans

    04/06/2015 9:25:43 AM PDT · by pinochet · 99 replies
    Ted Cruz would make a great President. Cruz is a patriot and an expert on the US constitution. He has made freedom-loving Americans happy with his attacks on ObamaCare, and his call to abolish the IRS. But he is obviously not an expert on everything, and does not seem to know much about music and the demographics associated with music. Cruz recently said: "...I grew up listening to classic rock, and I’ll tell you sort of an odd story: My music taste changed on 9/11. And it’s very strange. I actually intellectually find this very curious. But on 9/11, I...
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Criticize Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for Republican nomination

    03/30/2015 11:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz set off a media firestorm last week by becoming the first to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in 2016. The media has generally described Cruz as a passionate, hard-line conservative and a polarizing figure. Writing for Fox News, Michael Goodwin argued that Cruz has a chance at becoming our next president, calling him “a brilliant man of clear conservative convictions, not muddled by the politics of calculation.” It’s a nice sentiment, but it also effectively illustrates the underlying problem with candidates like Cruz and with our political system in general: being “muddled” by a...
  • Can Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?

    03/30/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | John Dickerson
    Ted Cruz defended his lack of executive experience this weekend saying that he is not a “community organizer.” The Texas senator explained that unlike Barack Obama, who also ran for president after one term in the Senate, he had accomplished more before becoming a legislator. Cruz pointed to his period as solicitor general of Texas—an answer that was itself a display of the debating talents his supporters say qualify him to be president. Cruz wasn’t answering the question as much as redefining the criteria. A lack of executive experience cannot be overcome by simply not having the attributes of the...
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Written all over his face (Already grasping at straws to attack him)

    03/30/2015 12:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | March 30, 2015 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, native of Canada, junior senator of Texas and lover of Wagner, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. But it's not his hat that many recoil from so much as it is the head beneath it. Let's talk about the elephant in Ted Cruz's presidential campaign: his face. OK, it's symmetrical in its composition, not too pudgy or gaunt -- all in all, a fine face, really. Some might even say he has the face of an angel. Not me, mind you, but some. Like the...
  • CNN’s Dana Bash Tries to Take Out Ted Cruz, Fails Miserably

    03/30/2015 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    This is the most hilarious interview with Ted Cruz I’ve seen thus far. Thank you CNN, for delivering this epic bit of blowback: [IVDEO] Please, somebody, help me, I can’t stop laughing. Bash tried to smack Cruz around by comparing him to Obama (funny, she didn’t have a problem with the current president having no executive or much political experience when he ran for the White House in 2008), hoping it would silence and embarrass the senator from Texas. She got a healthy dose of “you’ve got to be kidding” me instead. Two years in the Senate, not much experience...
  • Conservative darling is not electable

    03/29/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Bucks County Courier-Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | The Editors
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t taking any chances the other day when he announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Cruz launched his bid at what for him was the friendliest of venues: Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. It would have been difficult for Cruz to pick a more receptive crowd for his announcement. And he didn’t disappoint. He asked Christian conservatives in the audience and across the nation to imagine a United States without the IRS, without Obamacare and without abortion rights. Said Cruz: “I believe...
  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • “Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz’s 2016 announcement (rocks)

    03/23/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 01:47 PM CDT | Colin Gorenstein
    Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to "help" the first major candidate with his campaign -- Hey even though it's from a leftwing site. It rocks.
  • 10 Reactions to Ted Cruz Announcing He's Running for President

    03/23/2015 7:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Christian Post's Politics ^ | March 23, 2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Here are 10 reactions to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's, R-Texas, Monday announcement at Liberty University that he is running for president. These comments are from journalists and pundits from across the partisan and ideological spectrum and are in no particular order. 1. Jerry Brown, governor of California Cruz's position on climate change make him unfit, not just to be president, but to run for office. "That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data. It's shocking and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office." 2....
  • Republicans Have Their Fear Candidate for 2016

    03/19/2015 5:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 19, 2015 | Kevin Lincoln
    "Jeb couldn't be here today and you better be glad, 'cause it would have been $10,000 a plate. Cruz couldn't be here 'cause he's building a fence. ... Any Democrats here? You better be glad Scott Walker's not here, 'cause he would beat you up." The jokes are decent, as far as jokes about people running for president go. A little dad-ish, a little amateur, but not bad—they get at the essence of three Republican candidates, short and punchy, and not mean, per se, but also not not mean. If I was Senator Ted Cruz, and I heard myself described...