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  • Hillary Clintons VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journals Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julin Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry hes too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • Report: Trump tells GOP donors that NJ, MD, PA, and, um, CA are in play

    06/09/2016 8:40:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 9, 2016 | Allahpundit
    California, where the GOP is so weak that it just got locked out of a Senate election because it didnt have the numbers to place a Republican in the top two in a jungle primary. I think Trump can win the election. I do not think hes going to muster a Reaganesque landslide, which is what would be in the offing if California and New Jersey end up in play. If you disagree, odds are youre either (a) guilty of an even more insular groupthink than the pundits who keep dismissing Trumps chances or (b) convinced that what he...
  • US intelligence officials concerned about briefing Trump, Clinton

    06/02/2016 6:07:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Some U.S. intelligence officials are worried about providing a routine intelligence briefing to Donald Trump once he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee, according to a report. Eight senior security officials told Reuters they were concerned that Trump's "shoot from the hip" style could pose national security risks, as they prepare to give him a routine pre-election briefing for presidential nominees. They also cited his lack of foreign policy experience, and his little known team of foreign policy advisers. "People are very nervous," one senior U.S. security official said. However, the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss a political domestic...
  • That Time Bernie Sanders Stopped by a Disco Brunch

    06/06/2016 12:08:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Maryalice Parks
    Cycling, brunch, the beach. Bernie Sanders had quite the Sunday Fun-day this weekend, or at least observed others out and about as he crisscrossed Los Angeles shaking hands and greeting people. Two days before the California Democratic primary, the Vermont senator ventured into restaurants in West Hollywood, interrupted a fundraiser on the Santa Monica pier and listened to mariachi music in Lynwood. At every corner, as has been the case for months, excited fans swarmed the progressive superstar, jockeying for a photo. ---snip--- In West Hollywood, Sanders and his entourage stormed into a restaurant called Hamburger Marys, a disco joint...
  • Supporters stand through 100 degree heat to hear Hillary Clinton speak

    06/05/2016 7:32:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The American River College Current ^ | June 5, 2016 | Jordan Schauberger
    The blistering heat didnt stop the line of hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters as they waited to waited for the Democratic front runner to speak in Sacramento on Sunday. The line started forming around 7:45 a.m. with some attendees driving over six hours to see the former first lady. Among the line that snaked throughout Sacramento City Colleges campus were former and current American River College students, including Annette Miranda, who is majoring in English. Miranda said that she thinks Clinton is the only candidate whos powerful and intelligent enough to get anything accomplished in the White House. I think...
  • Welcome to Oaxacafornia: Latinos Rally for Bernie Sanders

    06/05/2016 3:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | June 5, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    LOS ANGELES, California Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at a town hall meeting on immigration reform at the Casa del Mexicano on Saturday, where he was embraced by members of the local Hispanic community. Welcome to Oaxacafornia, said a Oaxacan woman, referring to the impoverished region of Mexico from which many immigrants come. Sanders began by speaking about Friendship Park on the Mexico-U.S. border in San Diego, calling it a very sad fence. The fence and the screening is so tight that the only contact a husband and wife and mother and child can have is by sticking their...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American and itll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasnt so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot since they are really violently protesting American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion. Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. Hes also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • VIDEO: Anti-Trump Protest Rips up Flag: America Was Never Great! F*** Donald Trump and His Hate!

    06/03/2016 12:50:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    SAN JOSE A group of about 100 anti-Trump protesters tore up an American flag and chanted obscene slogans against the United States and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. America was never great! F*** Donald Trump and his hate! they chanted, interspersed with shouts of Mexican power! and obscene chants in Spanish. ---snip--- Some Trump supporters attempted to stage small counter-demonstrations, including a small Hindu group holding a sign reading Indians for Trump. One woman shouted at the anti-Trump protesters through a megaphone, and was asked by beleaguered police who were standing between the two groups to...
  • Hillary Unleashes Foreign Policy Attack on Trump -- And It Backfires Dramatically. Here's Why.

    06/02/2016 2:47:15 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 06/02/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Hillary Clinton gave her first all-out attack on Donald Trumps foreign policy. While the media cheered her on, proclaiming it a brilliant foreign policy exposition, in reality it just exposed her to Trumps counterattacks. This, in a nutshell is the problem with Hillarys campaign: shes so dirty, so incompetent, so unspeakably contemptible that she makes Donald Trump look like a viable presidential candidate. The theme of her speech was clear: Donald Trump is unqualified to be commander-in-chief. Of course, the same could be said of Hillary Clinton ten times over, but she spent all of her Goldman Sachs...
  • Unlikely Bedfellows: What a Sanders Supporter Learned from a Donald Trump Rally

    06/02/2016 1:38:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Independent Voter Network ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jonathan Hoff
    About a week ago, a friend and enthusiastic Trump supporter invited me to go to a Donald Trump rally. As a Bernie Sanders supporter, my initial reaction was to reject, but after giving it some thought, I came to the conclusion that the millions of Trump voters deserved respect and had earned the right for their voices to be heard. With that in mind, here is my experience from the Donald Trump rally in San Diego, California on May 27, 2016: I was dropped off a few hundred feet away from the convention center. As I walked toward the venue,...
  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • Riot police confront Donald Trump protesters outside California rally

    05/28/2016 6:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Police officers in riot gear declared a protest against Donald Trump unlawful as they made around dozen arrests outside a rally in California. The presumptive Republican nominee was speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in San Diego's convention centre. But outside around 1,000 people demonstrated against the billionaire tycoon, in tense scenes which included police pepper spraying some of the protesters. Police arrested one man who climbed a railing separating protesters from officers. His arrest led demonstrators to spray water and throw empty plastic bottles at officers. In another tense exchange, police shoved back demonstrators to separate them from...
  • Latino SJWs For Trump

    05/28/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 28, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    If youre Donald Trump, you cant buy publicity like this from his enemies in San Diego yesterday: As hundreds of protesters outside his rally here Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump reveled on stage in the drama his candidacy has created. More: One poster referenced Trumps wife, who immigrated to the United States from Slovenia: The Art of the Deal. Deport Melania. Legalize 11 million. Another: Trump, Shame of America. Another: Jesus would not vote for Trump. And: Racist, go home. As the rally progressed inside, a few protesters including two women...
  • Latinos Say Clinton Is Dangerous for Immigrants at LA Protest

    05/24/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Venezuela's teleSUR's The Empire Files ^ | May 23, 2016 | Abby Martin
    The anti-Clinton event took place two weeks before the June 7 California primary context between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Los Angeles held another anti-Hillary Clinton rally in front of a US$1,000-a-ticket fundraiser on Monday, demanding that the Democratic front-runner commit to ending deportations and addressing the root causes of forced migration. A coalition of Latino community organizations, led by the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, called Clinton a "war criminal" who was "responsible for the coup of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and the killing of thousands in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Palestine." Besides naming her...
  • vanity

    05/16/2016 6:40:05 PM PDT · by make no mistake · 19 replies
    I just recently received my ballot to vote and I have no idea on who to vote for on the replacement of Senator Boxer. There are several Republican Senators running. I would love to hear Freepers suggestion. Thank You.
  • Trump: Im open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. I respect Ted, he told host Bill OReilly on Fox News The OReilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." Hes certainly a capable guy, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "Its something we can think about. Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesdays Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State foreclose his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Cruz Puts Faith in Ground Game to Stop Trump in Indiana

    05/02/2016 8:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 2, 2016 | Mark Niquette
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • Brooks and Dionne on Trumps anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retirement

    07/11/2015 1:58:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KERA-TV's PBS Newshour ^ | July 10, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the weeks news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolinas state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. Thats New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, lets...
  • HUGE: Ted Cruz Earns FOUR Critical California Endorsements!

    04/22/2016 5:50:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 22, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Today the Cruz campaign announced the endorsements of former Chairmen of the California Republican Party John S. Herrington and Tirso del Junco. They join former CRP Chairmen Ron Nehring and Michael Schroeder on the Cruz team From the campaign statement: As a member of President Reagans cabinet, Ive seen first-hand how a great leader can change the course of our nation. Ted Cruz is the proven conservative leader our country needs to lead us to prosperity once again, said Herrington. John S. Herrington served as President Reagans Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1981-83, Deputy Assistant for Presidential Personnel from...
  • Cruz-ing For a Vote (Free Republic referenced)

    04/19/2016 7:26:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New University ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jessica Resendez
    As an undecided democratic Latina who had recently attended a Bernie Sanders rally last month, I couldnt help but be curious to see what Ted Cruz had to say during his recent visits to Irvine and San Diego last Monday. I really didnt know much about him, but perhaps he might be able to offer a different perspective on the future of America something that could benefit me and the rest of my UCI peers to give him some consideration. As a last minute decision to attend the rally, I missed his appearance at the Irvine Hotel and opted...
  • BREAKING Cruz Plans To Steal California by Having Trump Fail to Prep Groundgame (#Sarcasm)

    04/17/2016 3:47:36 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 13, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    BOOM EXCLUSIVE WOW BOMBSHELL OUTRAGEOUS CHEATING STEALING!!! Donald Trump inexplicably waited until YESTERDAY to name a State Political Director in California. The California primary on June 7 could determine whether Trump reaches the magic 1237 majority delegate number prior to the July convention. By all reports, Cruz is far ahead in the ground game in California, which awards delegates not only on the statewide vote but also by congressional district. Even if Trump wins the state, he may underperform in enough congressional districts due to Cruzs superior campaign preparation that Trump is stopped short. Or he may fail to file...
  • What I saw at San Diegos Ted Cruz Rally

    04/13/2016 4:14:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 12, 2016 | Leslie Eastman
    Light on drama, heavy on message. Californians are thrilled at the prospect of having their votes actually matter during the presidential primary season, especially when every delegate is critical. So many Republicans in the southern California area headed to various rallies yesterday to see aspirant Senator Ted Cruz. I joined two of our local Tea Party bloggers (W.C. Varones and Left Coast Rebel) and 2000 other interested voters at his San Diego event yesterday. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Both of my Tea Party compatriots are unhappy with the thought of Donald Trumps nomination. However, they had reservations about the Cruz style of speaking,...
  • Trump, Cruz prepare mass-money arms race in California

    04/12/2016 12:32:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 10, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    The state will host whats likely to be the contest's decisive primary in June, but the campaigns are already marshaling their forces. Ted Cruz lands in California on Monday for two rallies in a state where voters wont head to the polls for nearly 60 days, but the West Coast swing is anything but a diversion. Its preparation for the campaigns endgame. If Cruz is to stop Donald Trump short of 1,237 delegates, the final, decisive stand will almost certainly come in California. And that realization has spurred a behind-the-scenes arms race, with Cruz, Trump, John Kasich and their allies...
  • Sold-Out Crowd Expected for Ted Cruz San Diego Rally

    04/11/2016 2:13:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    KNSD-TV ^ | April 11, 2016 | Artie Ojeda and Laura McVicker
    Organizers of a rally for GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley are expecting a full house on Monday night. Reserved tickets for the 6:30 p.m. rally sold out in an hour. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Prior to that, the U.S. senator is attending a private function in San Diego and will leave the city immediately after the rally. Its unclear how many attendees are expected; organizers say theyre expecting more than 2,000 to attend. Theyll remove chairs from the ballroom if necessary to accommodate a larger crowd. As of 1...
  • Cruz, Kasich working California, but Trump hasn't set up shop here

    04/10/2016 3:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | April 10, 2016 | Martin Wisckol
    While Ted Cruz and John Kasich are gearing up their California campaigns, there is little indication that Donald Trump has given the state much thought despite the June 7 primarys potential to make or break his nomination. The billionaire front-runner canceled a rally planned for Friday for his golf club in Rancho Palos Verdes, instead spending the time campaigning in New York for its April 19 primary. Cruz was in Orange County for a March 31 fundraiser and will be back Monday for an 11:30 a.m. rally at the Hotel Irvine. Both Cruz and Kasich have been booked to...
  • What a new California poll means for Trump, Cruz campaigns

    04/07/2016 5:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | April 7, 2016 | David Montero
    Donald Trump holds a seven-point lead over Ted Cruz in a new California Field Poll, but his support in Southern California is a mixed bag - as the Republican frontrunner faces a large deficit in Los Angeles County while drawing broad support in surrounding Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Field Research Corporation poll released Thursday shows Trump holding 39 percent of the support among Republicans identified as likely voters in the June 7 primary, while the Texas senator has the backing of 32 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed both with 18 percent, while 11 percent remained undecided....
  • California GOP poll: Trump leads Cruz by 7 points

    04/07/2016 2:12:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    KARZ-TV ^ | April 7, 2016 | Hasan Khan, CNN
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump is leading Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in California, a new poll shows, one of the final primary contests before the Republicans head to the party's convention in July. Trump is the pick of 39% likely Republican voters, while Cruz has the support of 32%, according to a poll from the Field Research Corporation in California. John Kasich is in third place at 18%, while 11% are undecided. Cracks in GOP rank-and-file also are reflected in the poll, as nearly 4 in 10 California Republicans (38%) say they would be "dissatisfied" or "upset" if Trump became their...
  • Survey USA poll in CA: Trump up by eight over Cruz

    04/06/2016 12:32:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 5, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    In order to get to 1,237 delegates before the convention, Donald Trump needs to sweep both New York and California primaries. That may not be much of a problem in New York, as Trump dominates the field in the RCP average by 32 points, and gets the majority he needs for a winner-take-all haul of the statewide delegates in all four recent polls. With that kind of lead, its difficult to imagine Trump losing any of the delegates from Congressional districts in New York, so he should get all 95 delegates. California, however, looks like a much different story. It...
  • Donald Trump still leads Ted Cruz in California despite negative views, poll shows

    04/04/2016 1:03:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KABC-TV ^ | April 4, 2016
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An exclusive Eyewitness News poll conducted by SurveyUSA shows that in California, 50 percent of registered voters have an "extremely negative" view of Donald Trump, but he still leads narrowly among likely Republican primary voters. The poll, released on Monday, showed that 15 percent of Republicans likely to vote in the state's Republican primary also have a negative view of Trump. Yet, Trump polls at 40 percent, Ted Cruz at 32 percent and John Kasich at 17 percent. And despite Trump's remarks about women and his staff's treatment of women, he still leads among female voters....
  • Analysis Latinos and women are blunting Trump and Sanders in California's primaries

    04/03/2016 8:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 3, 2016 | Cathleen Decker
    Two groups of California voters women and Latinos have powered the Democratic Partys ascent here and delivered a near-death knell to the states Republican Party. A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released last week showed that the prominence of those groups also explains why the two hottest candidates this year arent running away with the state. Across the country, in the states contested so far, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have forwarded a similar message on the topic of the economy: that trade deals have decimated jobs in this country and that those making less money have been...
  • Ted Cruz will headline a California Republican Party convention next month

    04/02/2016 3:53:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | April 1, 2016 | The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES Ted Cruz will headline a California Republican Party convention next month, in advance of the state's potentially decisive presidential primary in June. The speech on April 30 in Burlingame just outside San Francisco will give the Texas senator an opportunity to build support with the core of the state party membership as he attempts to slow front-runner Donald Trump....
  • My dinner with Ted Cruz

    04/01/2016 2:28:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | March 31, 2016 | David Suissa, president of TRIBE Media Corp./Jewish Journal
    Does Senator Ted Cruz have a shot at replacing Barack Obama as leader of the free world in January 2017? I think so. All candidates love to create the impression that they will win. At a private dinner in Los Angeles Wednesday night, Cruz was no different. He knew just what to say to make the case that hes on a winning track. The evenings ground rules prevent me from sharing specific names and quotes. But I can write about my general impressions and observations after seeing Cruz interact with about 20 Republican players and donors, some of whom had...
  • How California Primary Rules Could Help Ted Cruz

    03/30/2016 11:02:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jon Fleischman
    For the first time in a very long time, the very late June primary in California will actually matter. Moreover, thanks to the history of the California Republican Party, only Republicans can participate in the primary process in the nations largest state, and California has a winner-take-all-by-district system that may allow Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to mount a comeback against frontrunner Donald Trump. In 1998, Michael Schroeder was Chair of the State GOP. Schroeder was instrumental, as a member of the RNCs Rules Committee, in securing language that was adopted into the official Rules of the party: Any state Republican...
  • Poll: Trump Holds Narrow Lead In California

    03/27/2016 9:35:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller | JulieGrace Brufke
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump holds a narrow lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in California, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll released Sunday. The results show Trump polling at 37 percent, with Cruz following at 30 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in third at 12 percent with all voters in the state. The race was closer among likely voters, with 36 percent saying they would vote for Trump compared to Cruzs 35 percent. Kasich trailed behind with just 14 percent of the vote....
  • Cruz reaffirms pledge to support GOP nominee, even if Trump

    03/12/2016 7:42:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 12, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    BALLWIN, Mo.--While Ted Cruz suggested on Friday night that Donald Trump's campaign "affirmatively encourages violence," he said on Saturday that he would still support Trump if the New Yorker wins the GOP nomination. "My answer is the same," Cruz told reporters here at a suburban St. Louis high school. "I committed at the outset, I will support the Republican nominee, whoever it is." "Ted Cruz is going to be the nominee," interjected Carly Fiorina, a former GOP presidential candidate who is now backing Cruz. But pressed again on whether Cruz stands by his decision to back Trump if he is...
  • Donald Trump Nabs First Congressional Endorsements

    02/24/2016 6:34:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    After winning his third consecutive GOP primary contest Tuesday in Nevada, Donald Trump has landed his first congressional endorsements, the latest sign members of the Republican political establishment are coming to terms with the New York businessman securing the GOP presidential nomination. Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, a wealthy former businessman from upstate New York, said in a statement this morning that Trump "understands the importance of American exceptionalism, and has the unique qualifications to make America great again." Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Politico this morning that he will support Trump's bid for the GOP nomination for president, a...
  • SO YOU DON'T LIKE TRUMP, EH?

    02/20/2016 12:39:01 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 67 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Well then, you must like losing your job to someone in Mexico who will make $3/hour. Union leaders at an air conditioner factory in Indianapolis threatened with losing 1,400 jobs to Mexico said on Tuesday the plants owner expects to pay Mexican workers $3 an hour compared to an average of more than $20 an hour for the U.S. workers. "We have not given up the fight yet," said Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers union local that represents workers at the Carrier Corp plant. "But Carrier has pretty well indicated that the wage differential is too great and...
  • Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

    07/05/2015 10:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemoller, anti-Nazi pastor Donald Trump set off a firestorm with his recent remarks about Mexico. Good, hes hit a nerve. At his campaign kickoff announcement at Trump Towers, Trump said, When Mexico sends its people, theyre not sending their best. Theyre not sending you (gesturing to audience member), theyre not sending you. Theyre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyre bringing those problems with us. Theyre bringing drugs. Theyre bringing crime. Theyre rapists. And some, I assume, are good people....
  • The South is key in the race for the White House

    01/03/2016 8:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Southern Political Report ^ | January 4, 2016 | Hastings Wyman
    The South will play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential contest, both in the nominating process and in the General Election. For the Republicans, Dixie's plethora of primaries come quickly after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary and will probably determine the nominee. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton's strong support among African Americans in the Southern primaries should cement her already commanding lead for her party's nomination. And in the General Election, at least three Southern states are likely to be competitive and may well determine the outcome of the race for the White House. Until...
  • Pot Meet Kettle: Fiorina Accuses Ted Cruz Of Saying 'Whatever' Just To Get Elected

    01/03/2016 11:35:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | January 3, 2016 | David
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued on Sunday that GOP voters should select her over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) because he would say "whatever" to get elected. Speaking to CNN's Dana Bash, Fiorina defended her criticism of Cruz for shutting down the government in 2013 over President Barack Obama's health care reform law. "Ted Cruz is just like any other politician," Fiorina told Bash. "He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa." "He says whatever he needs to say to get elected, and then he's going to do as he pleases," she insisted. "I think the...
  • Clint Eastwood on GOP candidates: ‘Any one of them’ would be better than Obama

    12/28/2015 12:35:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar5
    Actor and director Clint Eastwood weighed in on the 2016 GOP presidential candidates, saying “any one of them” would be a better leader than President Obama.....
  • Deep Democrat-GOP divide looks to make abortion issue ‘bubble over’ in campaign, activists say

    12/27/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | December 28, 2015 | The Associated Press
    With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate races. And the opposing camps will be further energized by Republican-led congressional investigations of women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood and by Supreme Court consideration of tough anti-abortion laws in Texas....
  • PJ: Trump ‘Double Agent,’ Cruz ‘Dragging’ ‘Social Issues,’ ‘Hate Immigration Stuff’

    12/26/2015 5:02:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | December 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Author and political satirist P.J. O’Rourke stated Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “will finally be exposed as a double agent,” criticized GOP presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for “dragging in all these tired, sick, old social issues” and said of Cruz and Trump, “I really do hate it with this immigration stuff” on Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight.”O’Rourke said, “Cruz could actually get…nominated. I’m assuming that Trump will finally be exposed as a double agent, and will have to be stuck in a Chappaqua safe house, or wherever Hillary has got Bill stashed. But Cruz could actually...
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Jerry Brown calls other states’ gun laws ‘gigantic back door’ for terrorists

    12/06/2015 12:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 5, 2015 | David Siders
    California governor criticizes ‘wide open’ Nevada, Arizona. LE BOURGET, France — Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday that “wide open” gun laws in Nevada and Arizona are a “gigantic back door through which any terrorist can walk,” while he was noncommittal on efforts to strengthen gun control measures in California. Brown, arriving in France for climate talks after the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, called the shooting a terrorist attack. The guns used were purchased legally in California before being modified, authorities have said. Asked if stricter gun control laws were warranted, as some activists have argued, the fourth-term...
  • California congresswoman: “Multi-automatic round weapons are easily available,” you know

    12/04/2015 8:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Via the Daily Caller comes a new word from gun control liberals that should be added to their growing dictionary of terms that do not exist. Yesterday, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez warned about something called “multi-automatic weapons” flowing into the state: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Appearing on MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall on Thursday, Sanchez made up a term to describe a gun while blasting congressional inaction. “The reality is that Congress has been trying to get up some of these issues [relating to mental health] for the last five years, and we haven’t been able to,” she said We let the assault...
  • Predictions.What Will Obama Call The San Bernardino Shooting?,Workplace Accident?

    12/02/2015 6:04:53 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 52 replies
    Needless to say, President Obama is backed into a corner. So what is he going to say now after a few weeks of begging us to take in Syrian Refugees? And how will Obama describe the shooting? Workplace Violence? Local Shooting? An unexpected shooting? Will he bring up that some of the police there were acting stupidly? Or maybe he will claim that he will not make any accusations until all the facts are in, right?
  • Discipline in the 2016 race

    11/26/2015 11:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 26, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Sears, Ronald Reagan’s one-time campaign manager, once said “discipline is nine-tenths of politics.” And, as Tevi Troy reminds us: Candidate Reagan put Sears’ dictum into action, running a relentlessly focused communication operation that kept to its message of the day, often to the consternation of the reporters following the campaign. This approach continued into Reagan’s presidency. As the authors of All the President’s Spin put it: “Ronald Reagan’s administration broke new ground with its message discipline and image control.” The same was true of George W. Bush. Troy, who worked in the Bush administration, recalls Bush’s chief-of-staff Andy Card...
  • Tough-talking Ted Cruz flies into 2nd place in Iowa polls, largely at Ben Carson's expense

    11/23/2015 8:01:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 23, 2015
    With a world on edge after the coordinated terror attacks in Paris, and as criticism grows louder of the Obama administration’s handling of adversaries such as Iran and Syria, tough talk and defiance have become strong currencies in the presidential race. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s mild-mannered, soft-spoken demeanor – which helped endear him to many voters in the first place – now appears to be working against him, while Sen. Ted Cruz’s tell-it-like-it-is, in-your-face style is now raising his stock. In the crucial state of Iowa, which holds closely-watched caucuses, the event in Paris on Nov. 13 changed many conservatives’...