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  • Early Colorado Vote

    10/21/2016 12:58:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 81 replies
    I've left the GOP and registered again as Independent voter. I voted Trump at the top of the ballot and voted Libertarian down the ballot in protest at the Republican Party's sabotage of our nominee and collusion to elect Hillary. Voted NO on major propositions, tax increases and to kick out all incumbent judges. Was a great feeling and a good early vote here this afternoon for me in my rural Colorado county.
  • Move On, Mr. Trump (Why Vote GOP When You Don't Want To Defeat Hillary Alert)

    10/12/2016 11:21:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 109/12/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, move on. If congressional endorsements meant anything, Jeb Bush would be the nominee. Move on. It doesn't matter. The people that are running away from you are the people that want to sign up for amnesty and join the Democrats anyway. Move on. These people couldn't get the people they wanted for the nomination. Just swat them away, Mr. Trump. Greetings. Welcome, my friends. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone. It's getting insane out there now. It's getting so insane that I'm questioning my own sanity now and then. Don't...
  • This Is What It Looks When You Take On The Establishment (October Surprise Hit)

    10/10/2016 11:22:44 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/10/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right, sir. That open-mic tape, let's just cut to the chase here. That open-mic tape is in a microcosm what this entire election is about. You're probably saying, "What?" Yeah, it is. That whole thing is exactly what Trump winning the nomination is about. Now, whether it's gonna see it through to victory in the presidential race remains to be seen. Greetings, folks. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh back at it. Here we are safely ensconced the EIB Southern Command and it's great to have you here as always. The telephone number if you want to be...
  • Trump UP in VA, PA! (New Reuters State Polls)

    10/06/2016 9:52:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 60 replies
    Donald Trump Twitter ^ | 10/06/2016 | Donald Trump
  • Reuters State Polls (Trump UP in AZ, CO, IA AND GA!)

    10/05/2016 4:30:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10/05/2016 | Donald Trump Twitter
  • The Interrupter Embarrasses America (Rush Pawns Tim Kaine And Left Alert)

    10/05/2016 11:20:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/05/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So how many of you watched the Donald Trump debate last night on taxes and nicknames for women? How many of you saw that debate? Yeah. I have to tell you, folks, I nearly turned it off I can't tell you how many times. I was embarrassed by the whole thing. ... The critics of Donald Trump say that he's a buffoon and he's unserious and all this. Tim Kaine last night was an embarrassment, just an abomination, and the moderator was an embarrassment last night. So much became clear, so much became obvious. One of the things, I'll...
  • Why I'm Not Depressed And Panicked -- And You Can't Allow Yourself To Be Either

    09/30/2016 1:11:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 94 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 09/30/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    It isn't taking him out, no matter which poll you look at. You also have to keep in mind that it is an objective of the media-Democrat Party complex to dispirit you, to depress you. It is their purpose. The media-Democrat Party complex objective is to get you so depressed, so dispirited that you think it's over now. Beyond help. It's beyond fixing. They want to you lose your enthusiasm. They want you to begin to think of Trump the way they think of Trump. And you notice the thing that they are not doing? For all this talk about...

    09/27/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 55 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 09/27/2016 | Scott Adams
    I Score the First Debate Posted September 27th, 2016 @ 8:27am Trump and Clinton debated each other for the first time last night. Here’s how I score the night. Clinton won on points. She had more command of the details and the cleaner answers. Trump did a lot of interrupting and he was defensive. If this were a college debate competition, Clinton would be declared the winner. I call that victory on the 2D chess board. But voters don’t care about facts and debating style. They care about how they feel. So let’s talk about that. For starters, Trump and...
  • Conservative Newspaper Endorses Clinton After 100 Years Of Backing Republicans (MEGA-BARF ALERT)

    09/23/2016 6:05:10 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    AOL News ^ | 09/23/2016 | AOL News
    The editorial board wrote, "Our country needs calm, thoughtful leadership to deal with the challenges we face at home and abroad. We need a leader who will bring out the best in all Americans, not the worst," According to an Enquirer editorial board member, the endorsement of Clinton is the paper's first for a Democrat since Woodrow Wilson in 1916.
  • Designated Survivor (Cabinet Member Becomes President)

    09/21/2016 8:28:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 94 replies
    Designated Survivor - a new series based on the concept of a Cabinet member becoming President. Kiefer Sutherland is outstanding as new President Tim Kirland after the Capitol and top-level US leadership is wiped out in a bomb blast.
  • Dutiful Dog Refuses To Give Up Hospital Vigil... (Doggie Ping Alert)

    09/03/2016 6:00:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/02/2016 | James Badcock
    A dog called Maya is achieving celebrity status in Spain as she waits for her owner outside the doors of a hospital in Alicante, a vigil which has already lasted for six days. Despite the efforts of her owner’s father, Maya refuses to be led away or distracted from her duty, honouring the tradition of her Akita Inu breed, reputed to be among the most loyal dogs in the world. Last Sunday Maya’s owner, 22-year-old Sandra Iniesta, began feeling intense pain in her abdomen as she, her father and the dog were travelling to their Barcelona home by car after...
  • Austria Poll Result Overturned (Federal Constitutional Court Annuls Election)

    07/01/2016 3:36:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/01/2016 | BBC News
    Austria's highest court has annulled the result of the presidential election narrowly lost by the far-right candidate of the Freedom Party. The party had challenged the result, saying that postal votes had been improperly handled. The Freedom Party candidate, Norbert Hofer, lost the election to the former leader of the Greens, Alexander Van der Bellen, by less than a percentage point. The election will now be re-run. Announcing the decision, Gerhard Holzinger, head of the Constitutional Court, said: "The challenge brought by Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache against the 22 May election... has been upheld.
  • EU Referendum - The Result - Live (Brexit Referendum Live Thread)

    06/23/2016 2:25:24 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2,252 replies
    BBC News ^ | 06/23/2016 | BBC News
    Live coverage of the result of the EU referendum. This is a live BBC stream starting at 21:55 BST.
  • Trump Speech On Islam At St. Anselm College NH (MUST READ!!!)

    06/13/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 91 replies
    Trump's Official Facebook Page ^ | 06/13/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Trump at Saint Anselm College. 1 hr · DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY Thank you for joining me today. This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of Radical Islamic Terrorism, she would be. Even her former Secret Service Agent, who has seen her under pressure and in times of stress, has stated that she lacks the temperament and integrity to be president. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss these important issues at a later time, and I will deliver that speech soon....
  • Watch Live - Trump Address Faith And Freedom Coalition

    06/10/2016 9:58:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 73 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 06/10/2016 | PBS
    hDonald Trump, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other speakers are set to address the 2016 Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is one of the largest events for religious conservative groups in the country. Trump’s speech marks an appeal to the evangelical voter base, whose support for Trump has taken some analysts by surprise. “Mr. Trump won a plurality of evangelical votes in the Republican primaries on his path to the nomination, and we welcome him to once again address members of Faith and Freedom and to express his views on the many issues of importance to...
  • Of Course Trump Can Win (

    05/31/2016 2:25:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies ^ | 05/31/2016 |
    natesilver (Nate Silver, editor in chief): I’m not ready to accept yet that we’ll have a whole new map this time around. There will probably be some differences, yes. But my prior is that we’ll still have mostly the same swing states as last time, and I haven’t seen persuasive enough evidence yet to convince me otherwise. Here’s why: These polls are showing huge, enormous numbers of undecided voters. In that Monmouth poll of New Jersey, for instance, it’s Clinton 38 percent and Trump 34 percent, leaving 28 percent undecided, voting third party or saying they’ll sit out the general...
  • Meet The Trumps (FOX)

    05/26/2016 4:23:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    I've watched some of it. Melania is a striking woman speaking four languages, is elegant, well-educated, refined and direct - you can't find a more ideal First Lady.
  • WA State Primary (LIVE THREAD)

    05/24/2016 2:37:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 159 replies
    Today at 11:00 PM EDT, polls in the last primary held in May - Washington State - will close. Primaries in both Republican and Democratic contests.
  • Austria Presidential Vote: Run-Off Rivals Face Dead Heat

    05/22/2016 11:51:55 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 05/22/2016 | BBC News
    According to the interior ministry's final count of votes cast at polling-stations (in German), Mr Hofer took 51.9% to 48.1% for Mr Van der Bellen. But ORF public TV's projection (in German), which is usually considered reliable, has both men on 50%.
  • In Alien vs. Predator, I'm for Predator.... (Why Conservatives Should Back Trump)

    05/13/2016 12:39:30 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2016 | Spengler
    Trump says he'll rebuild the U.S. military and our missile defense in particular, but avoid committing U.S. forces overseas. The neo-conservatives never will forgive him for this. It means that they are out of a job, and when they say that Trump means "the end of the Republican Party," they mean the end of the Republican Party that used to employ them. Robert Kagan and Max Boot have gone to the Clinton camp. A Trump presidency almost certainly means that Chinese and Russian influence will grow faster and with fewer obstacles than it might have otherwise. That is not entirely...
  • Jeff Gundlach: Donald Trump Will Win

    05/04/2016 9:29:21 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/04/2016 | Michelle Fox
    Bond guru Jeff Gundlach trusts his instincts when it comes to his investments. Now he has a prediction about the presidential race: Donald Trump will win. The CEO of DoubleLine, which manages $84 billion for clients, told CNBC he's apolitical but said, "I think it's important for investors to deal with reality."In fact, he said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is just like another man many in the GOP idolize: former President Ronald Reagan. "Reagan was a debt-based economic guy and I think Trump will be," Gundlach noted. "It will probably look like it's working at first. The question is,...
  • Trump Rally (Charleston, WVA, 05-05-2016)

    05/04/2016 9:41:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Trump's GOP rivals may have dropped out but Trump is holding a rally in Charleston, West Virginia tomorrow. Should be a record crowd. Trump will sweep it next week.
  • Thinking the Unthinkable — A Trump White House Win (Don't Underestimate Trump Alert)

    05/03/2016 8:12:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 72 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/03/2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The comforting notion that Trump is so repugnant and repulsive, and that since so many routinely mock and ridicule him as an ego maniacal babbling idiot, that in a head to head contest the smooth, articulate, well-versed consummate policy wonk Clinton will make mincemeat of him in the debates and on the campaign trail. This is dangerous. The proof of that is from the moment that Trump declared his candidacy in June, pundits, much of the media, and the GOP and Democrats laughed him off as cheap, sideshow entertainment who would wilt in the GOP debates, collapse under intense media...
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesday’s Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • Are Amazon’s Month-To-Month Prime Memberships Ever Worth The Extra Money?

    04/24/2016 2:45:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 77 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 04/19/2016 | Chris Morran
    If you’re a regular shopper on Amazon and want the shopping benefits of Prime, it makes more sense to go with the full-year plan instead of the month-to-month option. Yes, you’ve got to pay $99 all at once for that membership, but that ends up significantly less expensive than the $131.88 you’d spend over the course of the year. Depending on what you buy, and how quickly you need it, you may want to consider ditching Prime altogether. Amazon recently made it more difficult for non-Prime members to qualify for free shipping, raising the minimum order to qualify for free...
  • The Only District In New York That Trump Appears to Have LOst Is The One He Lives In

    04/20/2016 12:34:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 63 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/20/2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    With 100 percent of election districts reporting, New York state's unofficial election-night results website has Donald Trump losing only one of New York's 27 congressional districts: The 12th, which covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens as well as the eastern side of Manhattan—including the Fifth Avenue block that's home to Trump Tower, which is where Trump lives and where the Trump Organization is based.
  • Donald Trump Just Made It Impossible For Ted Cruz To Clinch The GOP Nomination

    04/19/2016 11:12:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 311 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/21/2016 | Philip Bump
    How bad was Cruz’s night? He’s losing to Ben Carson in some places — a guy who hasn’t been in the race in weeks. Cruz can still win the nomination on the first convention ballot, mind you, but he needs to win about 88.5 percent of the outstanding delegates, bound or unbound, per Daniel Nichanian’s excellent calculations. That's not likely to happen either. Trump isn’t the only big winner tonight! Congratulations to John Kasich, who will almost certainly end up with his first delegate in more than a month. Can Kasich pull off a come-from-behind victory? No. The end.
  • Tesla Model 3 Pitched As An 'Affordable' Electric Car

    03/31/2016 10:52:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/01/2016 | Leo Kelion
    Tesla has unveiled its much-anticipated Model 3 electric car - its lowest-cost vehicle to date. The company's chief executive Elon Musk said the five-seater would start at $35,000 (Ł24,423) and have a range of at least 215 miles (346km) per charge. He added that his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once production got up to full speed. The California-based company needs the vehicle to prove popular if it is to stay in business. The first deliveries of the vehicle are scheduled to start in late 2017, and it can be ordered in advance in dozens of...
  • Nagem: My Sweet, Wild Carolina Dog (AKA American Dingo Alert)

    03/29/2016 3:10:42 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies
    News Observer ^ | 03/18/2016 | Sarah Nagem
    The folks at the shelter said Lucy The Dog was a terrier/hound mix, but I figured that was just a guess. I thought she resembled a moose, with her long skinny legs and barrel-shaped chest, so I added “The Dog” to her name – you know, to clear up any confusion. A technician at the veterinarian’s office called her an LBD, short for “little brown dog.” I later started dating a man (he’s now my husband) who presented a new theory: Lucy is a Carolina Dog – a free-spirited mascot of the Southeast, a gentle but suspicious soul with kibble...
  • Why Donald Trump (Free Republic Mentioned Alert)

    03/23/2016 5:52:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies ^ | 03/23/2016 | Clare Malone
    I think on the right we’ve been ignoring the mainstream media for years,” Matt Mayer, who runs a conservative think tank out of Dublin, Ohio, told me. “I think the real break was Rathergate. The view was that Dan Rather truly tried to alter the election by hitting Bush with that National Guard stuff, and I think that’s when the right finally said, ‘That’s it.’” And that, he continued, led to the rise of sites like Free Republic and Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, with their communities of active commenters. Unfounded claims often take root and flourish. “In some ways it’s an...
  • Republicans Are Surrendering To Donald Trump (Going With The Winner Alert)

    03/18/2016 12:46:52 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/17/2016 | Fareed Zakaria
    The modern Republican Party has been devoted to free markets and free trade, social conservatism, an expansionist foreign policy and fiscal discipline, especially on entitlements. Remember that the speech that launched Ronald Reagan’s career was an attack on Medicare. On every one of these issues, Trump either openly disagrees or — as with abortion — has a past track record of disagreement. Over the past decade, Republican support for immigration and free trade has been collapsing. But Trump’s nomination would transform the party into a blue-collar, populist, nationalist movement with a racial element — much like many others in the...
  • Democrats Sound Alarm Against Trump (Rabid Fear Breaking Out On Left Alert)

    03/17/2016 6:01:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/17/2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    “This is a five-alarm fire for our democracy. A hate-peddling bigot who openly incites violence is the likely presidential nominee of one of our nation’s two major parties,” reads the letter, signed by leaders of groups as varied as MoveOn, the Sierra Club, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Greenpeace. “It is alarming and dangerous. Donald Trump’s candidacy is a threat to the America we love, and we must respond to him and what he is stoking as such.” The letter, released Tuesday, served as a public acknowledgment of the heightened apprehension surrounding Trump’s candidacy, as well as a sign that leaders...
  • Plurality Rules (Don’t confuse Donald Trump’s slim margins with a sign of weakness)

    03/16/2016 10:52:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 03/16/2016 | Jim Newell
    A bit of conventional wisdom was settling in on Wednesday morning that though Donald Trump enjoyed a good “Super Tuesday II,” with victories in the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and—tentatively—Missouri, he may not have done well enough to ward off a contested convention. John Kasich’s win in his home state, Ohio, deprived Trump of a juicy 66 delegates, and he has still not shown that he can claim a state with anything greater than a plurality of the popular vote. By the Associated Press’ latest estimate, he’ll need to win 54 percent of the remaining delegates to...
  • Democrats Beware: Donald Trump Is Finding Success Well Outside The Republican Fringe

    03/16/2016 5:18:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 80 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Doyle McManus
    Simply put, there's a social divide between Trump fans and not-Trump fans, as my colleague Ron Brownstein has noted. Rubio supporters (and voters for other not-Trump candidates) are disproportionately college-educated, longtime GOP voters. Trump voters are disproportionately blue-collar (which, in practice, sometimes means no collar, plus tattoos), and some said they'd never voted in a GOP primary before. Some weren't Republicans at all. “I'm an independent,” said Richard Patronik, 67, of Coral Springs. “I can't vote in the primary. But I'd vote for Trump if I could.” Trump isn't the only one at fault for the violence at his rallies...
  • Results Show How Donald Trump Can Win Majority of Delegates (DUH ALERT)

    03/16/2016 1:46:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Nate Cohn
    Despite his loss in Ohio, Mr. Trump is positioned to make a serious run at earning an outright majority of delegates and avoid a contested convention. His success in winner-take-all Florida — worth 99 delegates — was enough to push Marco Rubio out of the race. The consequences of the departure are not too significant: Mr. Rubio was already reduced to around 10 percent of the vote, or maybe less, by the time he lost his home state, Florida, by a 19-percentage-point margin. It was the scale of Mr. Trump’s win that was impressive and telling. He won 46 percent...
  • Do Our Names Shape Our Destinies? Trump’s Might (Its All In A Name Alert)

    03/15/2016 3:01:31 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | 03/14/2016 | Theodore R. Johnson
    The word trump is defined as a playing card of a particular suit that outranks cards of another suit. And in its use as a verb, it means to outdo or surpass. There is no question that every one of this year’s Republican candidates for president has been trumped. When Trump resorts to name-calling, holds raucous rallies that draw audiences in the thousands, and employs media savvy that makes him the subject of every conversation, he is playing the trump card. It’s a feat that none of the other candidates have been able to match, and not for lack of...
  • Awesome Endorsement For Trump From Pete Rose

    03/13/2016 5:36:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies
    RealDonaldTrump ^ | 03/13/2014 | Donald Trump
  • The Republican Candidates Let Donald Trump Win

    03/10/2016 9:34:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 50 replies
    New York Mag ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jonathan Chait
    What made this response all the more baffling is that Trump was clearly hoping to pull off just the kind of debate that transpired. He was more subdued, less outlandish, and far, far nicer than he has appeared in any previous debate. He was boring. His opening and closing statements sounded — unusually for him — as though he had practiced them. He appealed to party unity. He sought to rise above his competitors not by belittling them, as usual, but through magnanimity. In reality, Trump is the same uninformed clown he always has been. His response on every question...
  • First Exit Poll Results - Top Of The Hour (CNN)

    03/08/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 147 replies
    First exit poll results out at 5:00 PM EST.
  • Reality Check: Donald Trump Is Not Winning Because Of Independents

    03/06/2016 4:42:12 AM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/05/2016 | Philip Bump
    And then there's Nevada. It, too, was a closed caucus. And Trump won by a wide margin. It's clear that Cruz has done better in states that are holding closed caucuses, but it's not necessarily clear why. It is not the case, though, that Trump is leading in the contest for the nomination because he's being pushed there by independents. Trump's claim that he's bolstering the Republican Party may be exaggerated, but it's clear that an awful lot of Republicans want him to be the party's nominee. As much as other members of the party may not like it.
  • The Trump Coalition (The GOP Front-Runner’s Base Is Broad And Durable)

    03/02/2016 1:06:33 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 02/02/2016 | Jamelle Bouie
    But Trump’s relative weakness doesn’t mean he’s vulnerable. While Trump isn’t as strong as previous front-runners, his coalition has a similar shape. Take Virginia, a varied state where Trump won with 34.7 percent of the vote. The Washington D.C. suburbs aside, Trump won every region of the state, from exurban Northern Virginia and the central region of the state, to the vote-rich, eastern Tidewater and the Richmond metropolitan area. More important than that, however, is the ideological and socio-economic shape of his coalition. Trump won “very conservative” and “somewhat conservative” voters in Virginia, and placed second with self-described Republican moderates....
  • Hillary Wins South Carolina Primary

    02/27/2016 4:03:38 PM PST · by goldstategop · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/27/2016 | ABC News
    Hillary Clinton won South Carolina Democratic Primary. Projected winner at top of hour after polls closed.
  • Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump

    02/27/2016 6:39:31 AM PST · by goldstategop · 80 replies
    “There’s this desire, verging on panic, to consolidate the field,” said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a former supporter of Mr. Bush. “But I don’t see any movement at all.” Mr. Rubio’s advisers were also thwarted in their efforts to secure an endorsement from Mr. Romney, whom they lobbied strenuously after the Feb. 20 South Carolina primary. Mr. Romney had been eager to tilt the race, and even called Mr. Christie after he ended his campaign to vent about Mr. Trump and say he must be stopped. On the night of the primary, Mr. Romney was close to endorsing...
  • We Can Still Beat Donald Trump — And Here’s How (Good Luck With It)

    02/26/2016 12:15:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/25/2016 | Stuart Stevens
    Campaigns are about conflict. It is absolutely necessary not only to show why you are better but the other candidate is worse. Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he understands that to win a fight, you have to fight. Now the race is at a stage where it is clear to beat Trump, a candidate must engage Trump and drive him from the race. .... The good news should be that Trump is one of the easiest candidates to engage and defeat in modern history. But no one is taking advantage of his vulnerabilities. To defeat a candidate,...
  • This Is How Donald Trump Is Winning

    02/24/2016 11:28:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 140 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2016 | E.J Dionne
    Trump embraces positions on economics and foreign policy anathema to most conservative politicians. He is an ardent critic of recent free-trade agreements, opposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, has been even more vocal than many Democrats in criticizing President George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and even endorses the Democrats’ long-standing call for government negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to drive down drug costs.... The key lies in that rejection of conservative economic and fiscal orthodoxy (except in his endorsement of big tax cuts). But unlike Democrats, Trump is a sharp critic of illegal immigration, multiculturalism and “political correctness.”...
  • These 8 maps show just how dominant Donald Trump has been

    02/24/2016 10:04:51 PM PST · by goldstategop · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2016 | Philip Bump
    Trump's strong performances have moved him from "lol what" to "jeez" very, very quickly. And while he's also had three straight wins in relatively friendly states, it's still not totally clear where the unfriendly states might be.
  • It's Over; Trump Is Going To Be The Republican Nominee

    02/24/2016 5:21:48 AM PST · by goldstategop · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/24/2016 | Mel Robbins
    That leaves Rubio and Cruz. Neither one of them can beat Clinton, or Trump for that matter. Yes, Cruz captured Iowa, but he is too scary for moderate Republicans and independents. And the GOP "establishment" can hope that with Jeb gone, Rubio will scoop up enough non-Trump votes to cruise to a victory, but that's not happening either. After Cruz and Trump grab their share of the undecided, there won't be enough left to give Rubio the bump he needs to pass Trump. Last summer, I gave you five reasons why so many Americans loved Trump and why he would...
  • The GOP's Authoritarian Frontrunner

    02/24/2016 3:50:58 AM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | 02/24/2016 | Jamelle Bouie
    Trump was winning handily with more than 45 percent of the vote and nearly 90 percent of the results counted, to about 23 percent for Rubio and about 22 percent for Cruz. Trump won with every demographic, exceeding Cruz with evangelicals and beating Rubio with more moderate Republicans. It was a complete rout, and once again, Trump showed he was the only candidate with a coalition that can carry him through the entire primary, bringing working-class whites together with conservative evangelicals and Republican moderates. Indeed, Trump is poised to dominate in next week’s Super Tuesday primaries, where he leads in...
  • The Great Republican Revolt

    02/22/2016 11:41:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | jan/Feb 2016 | David Frum
    White Middle Americans express heavy mistrust of every institution in American society: not only government, but corporations, unions, even the political party they typically vote for—the Republican Party of Romney, Ryan, and McConnell, which they despise as a sad crew of weaklings and sellouts... And when Donald Trump came along, they were the people who told the pollsters, “That’s my guy.” They aren’t necessarily superconservative. They often don’t think in ideological terms at all. But they do strongly feel that life in this country used to be better for people like them—and they want that older country back. ...People like...