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  • Proof that investigating Trump is starting to backfire for Democrats

    09/05/2017 2:55:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9-5-17 | John Crudele
    There’s a lot going on in the Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump/Russia investigation that all the highfalutin newspapers who cover politics are still trying to ignore. Well, investors had better know this stuff before it bites them in the assets. So here goes. Numerous reports coming out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week said that former FBI Director James Comey made the decision not to refer Clinton for prosecution long before he even interviewed key witnesses, including Hillary. Remember, the Republicans now control this committee. So bad news isn’t going to be stifled anymore. Clinton, you probably remember, “lost” her private...
  • Former Supporters DESTROY Mitt Romney After he Makes Embarrassing Attempt to Explain his Criticism

    08/18/2017 6:25:09 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 18 August 2017 | Elle Burns
    Former Supporters DESTROY Mitt Romney After he Makes Embarrassing Attempt to Explain his Criticism of Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks. Mitt Romney created a Facebook post today as a follow-up to his previous statements bashing President Trump for his stance on the Charlottesville violence. The post had the opposite impact that he intended and infuriated his former supporters. Here are some comments from Mitt’s outraged followers:
  • This Mueller Thing Will End in Tears (for Liberals)

    08/08/2017 12:55:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 8, 2017 | Christopher Chantrill
    If you are liberal and a faithful reader of The New York Times, you think that the Watergate campaign to take out President Nixon was America at its best. Imagine! A president covering up the criminal misdeeds of his underlings! But the liberal knows that the Republican witch hunt of President Clinton was America at its worst. Here was a president that eliminated the deficit and produced the best economy in 50 years. And Republicans wanted to make it all about a blue dress. Speaking as your average racist sexist homophobe, I’d say that the salient feature of both cooked-up...
  • Sanctuary Cities Backfire – A Magnet For ICE Home, Workplace Enforcement Raids

    07/19/2017 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 37 replies
    RickWells ^ | July 19. 2017 | Rick Wells
    A top priority will be those jurisdictions that refuse to comply with ICE detainer requests or which refuse to share information with ICE. They might think they’re providing sanctuary, but Homan’s policies will make that little more than a political claim and an illusion. They’re actually drawing more attention and engagement with federal immigration representatives than if they were cooperating.
  • Hanson: Progressive attacks on Trump are backfiring

    07/02/2017 7:01:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Athens Banner-Herald ^ | July 1, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The progressive strategy of investigating President Donald Trump nonstop for Russian collusion or obstruction of justice or witness tampering so far has produced no substantial evidence of wrongdoing. The alternate strategy of derailing the new administration before it really gets started hasn’t succeeded either, despite serial efforts to sue over election results, alter the Electoral College vote, boycott the inauguration, delay the confirmation of appointments, demand recusals, promise Trump’s impeachment or removal through the 25th Amendment, and file suit under the Emoluments Clause. A third strategy of portraying Trump as a veritable monster likewise so far has failed in four...
  • Pledge to Hire 10,000 Refugee BACKFIRES Massively on Starbucks CEO

    03/23/2017 9:52:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 47 replies
    US Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Melissa Davis
    Starbuck’s CEO, Howard Schultz, has signaled he may have made a decision between his duty to the shareholders and nearly-200,000 worldwide employees of the multi-billion dollar company in favor of a political career. Schultz will be stepping down from his position in April of this year after a series of politically calculated, but financially devastating moves that found the coffee giant on the wrong side of the consumer one too many times, throwing the company’s stock into free fall. Two years ago, the Starbucks brand took a hit after initiating a policy requiring young baristas to “engage” in discussion and...
  • Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump, but Raised Suspicions of Obama

    03/21/2017 7:15:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known. There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets. One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that...
  • Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump, but Raised Suspicions of Obama

    03/21/2017 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known. There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets. One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that...
  • A Boycott of Wegmans for Selling Trump’s Wine Has Seriously Backfired

    02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    Grub Street ^ | February 17, 2017 | Clint Rainey
    Earlier this week, Wegmans became the latest company to face a backlash for carrying Trump-owned products. The supermarket chain sells five different Trump Winery wines at its ten stores in Virginia, where the vineyard is located, and a local chapter of the National Organization for Women called on its notoriously loyal fanbase to boycott Wegmans unless it agreed to remove the products from stores statewide. The company responded that it bases inventory “solely on how well [a product] sells,” and welcomed shoppers to “demonstrate their convictions.” Seeing that as an encouraging sign, a group called Stop Trump Wine materialized with...
  • Berkeley's campus Republican club sees surge of interest following Milo debacle

    02/03/2017 10:05:52 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | Feb 02 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. .(KTVU) - U.C. Berkeley Police officers were standing by Thursday evening, for the weekly meeting of the Berkeley College Republicans. It is the organization that invited alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolous to campus the night before. His appearance was cancelled when organized agitators invaded a peaceful protest, setting fires and breaking windows at the Student Union venue. "Milo had a right to speak, Milo should have been allowed to speak," declared club President Jose Diaz, to an overflow club meeting of some thirty students, some spilling into the hall. UCB estimated the campus property damage at $100,000. But the...
  • The entertainment elite’s Inaugural boycott will backfire — again

    12/27/2016 9:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 26, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    Few performers seem willing to step up and entertain the country when the new president is sworn in on Jan. 20. With the news last week that opera singer Andrea Bocelli had bowed to pressure and dropped out of the Inauguration Day concert, and with a member of the Rockettes leading a social-media rebellion against performing for the president, Kid Rock is currently the biggest name scheduled to appear. And liberals are giddy. Because they still don’t get it. Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s labor secretary who has transformed himself into the Michael Moore of Facebook, is promoting something called the...
  • Oopsie: Hillary’s ground game might have ended up turning out … Trump voters

    11/11/2016 11:13:18 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 11/11/2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Congratulations to Democrats on a very successful turnout effort, I guess. As hard as this is to believe given how highly touted the Clinton GOTV effort was, it makes some sense once you realize where the fatal error probably lay. Democrats assumed that white women and working-class whites who had voted for Obama would stick with Clinton this time for the most part, especially in the Rust Belt. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania were part of the blue firewall, weren’t they? Well, there you go. No need to even visit Wisconsin. Their loyalty was taken for granted. So when the time...
  • J-Street 'anti-Trump' Video Backfires

    11/02/2016 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/16 | Yoni Kempinsky
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=8FMMfVCojvE The organization J-Street, seen as representing the Jewish far-Left in the US, has publicized in recent days a video which attempts to label Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as holding positions equivalent to those of the Israeli Right. The video, however, may have backfired for J-Street, as it has gone viral - and representatives of the Trump camp claim that it only serves to bolster support for Trump. Representatives of the Trump campaign in Israel told Arutz Sheva: “We thank J-Street for saving us the budget for another video ..."
  • (vanity) Might the Hillary Poll Stacking Backfire?

    10/24/2016 10:51:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    VANITY
    Trump supporters are super motivated. We will be there regardless of weather, regardless how long the line is, and we will vote for our candidate. Democrats have low-motivated voters. The BernieBots hate Hillary for stealing the election. Blacks are indifferent as Hillary's an old white lady and her husband, Bill, put blacks in prison signing 3-Strikes laws. Unions are also split this election as many members are voting Trump to get infrastructure jobs and the jobs that'll come back or stay here due to his America First policies. Now we see CNN already talking about the 'transition' for Hillary and...
  • The Current "Hillary Brain Freeze" Video is Excessive, Will Cause Sympathy From The Undecided

    08/09/2016 5:43:22 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 72 replies
    Freep | 8/9/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    The monstrosity of Hillary is that she fully supports unjustified homicide against innocent children, on the pretext that to do otherwise would curtail unlimited sexual freedom. But the "Hillary Brain Freeze" video currently trending shows nothing at all unusual, and will give fuel to Democrat claims that Hillary is being "persecuted". It should be roundly condemned by Trump, otherwise it will backfire on him.  youtube.com/watch?v=NlxWckQbpugI have always been a resolute enemy of the Klinton Krime Krewe. But I noted the press going over the top against Bubba about 1998, about matters concerned with Kenneth Starr. I regard the whole Monicagate...
  • CAIR prodding Muslim women to speak out against Trump

    08/01/2016 7:05:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | DANIEL CHAITIN
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations is urging Muslim women to speak out against Donald Trump after the Republican nominee suggested that Ghazala Khan, the wife of Khizr Khan, was silent during his speech at the Democratic National Convention last week because she was forbidden from saying anything. The Khans' son was killed in 2004 while serving as a U.S. soldier in Iraq. CAIR put out a press release Sunday urging Muslim women activists to take to Twitter between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT Monday to tweet "about who they are and how they speak out," using the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow.
  • Cruz’s favorable rating nosedives after Trump non-endorsement

    07/25/2016 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned this in passing in the last post but it deserves extra attention. How often do you see a guy’s favorable rating within his own party cut nearly in half in the span of two weeks? Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.
  • Ted Cruz’s Donald Trump burn may have backfired ( Cruz's "Likeability Tanked")

    07/25/2016 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 76 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 25, 2016 , 11:57am | Amber Phillps
    Former 2016 presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) encouraged voters to head to the polls in November, but did not specifically endorse Donald Trump. The crowd booed as he ended his speech and Trump entered the arena. To the extent we can measure these things, it looks like Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Tex.) big gamble -- refusing to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican convention last week -- may have been a bad bet, at least with Republicans. A new CNN/ORC poll finds that Cruz's public image among Republicans dropped some 50 percent from his image pre-convention. Before the convention, almost...
  • Clinton burns through $500,000/day on ineffective attack ads that seem to be making Trump Stronger

    07/25/2016 9:00:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The frustration that Hillary Clinton is feeling as she chases Donald Trump around the battleground state must be palpable. Make no mistake, the “scientific” polls showing her ahead of Trump aren’t fooling Hillary. She knows she’s trailing already. Clinton’s situation reminds us of the old story about the dog food CEO who holds an emergency meeting because sales are stagnant. With fire in his voice the CEO screams at his executive core asking: Why, if they have the best packaging; the best placement and the best prices are sales flat? No one wanted to speak but after a minute of...
  • Democrat-funded protests backfire as officer killings boost support for police

    07/18/2016 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The horrifying slayings of eight law enforcement officers in the past 10 days may come back to haunt Democrats funding protests against police behind the scenes in hopes of energizing black voters in November. Instead of juicing turnout for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the unrest may wind up backfiring by whipping up public sympathy for police and creating an opportunity for Republicans to run on a law-and-order message, analysts say. “The proof of that will be on Election Day. But I would say the problem with the strategy is that it has contributed to a climate of support...