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  • Trump campaign manager: Media suppressing proof of 9/11 claim

    11/24/2015 2:01:47 PM PST · by detective · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday continued to double down on the real estate mogul’s controversial claim that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "For the mainstream media to go out and say that this didn’t happen is just factually inaccurate,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Breitbart News.
  • TV networks can’t find common ground in dealing with Trump (Trump Wins)

    11/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 23 at 7:41 PM | Paul Farhi
    Network TV representatives decided Monday not to fight restrictions imposed by Donald Trump's campaign on reporters covering the Republican presidential front-runner. In a conference call, the political-news chiefs of the five leading news networks conferred about the issue but came to no agreement about what to do, several people familiar with the discussion said. The call among news managers from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News came after two run-ins between network journalists and Trump officials last week. ... In interviews, officials from two networks described the conflicts between Lewandowski and reporters last week as an...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • New York Times Scrubs Story on Muslims Celebrating 9/11 (VANITY)i

    Doing research on this topic, I found about a story entitled "In Germany, Muslims grow apart" by Peter Schneider; New York Times; December 4, 2005. It apparently contained the following text: But tolerance of Muslim immigrants began to change in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Parallel to the declarations of "unconditional solidarity" with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were set off from building courtyards, a poor man's fireworks: two rockets here, three rockets there. Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most...
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ . . . we saw it!

    11/23/2015 9:05:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 11/23/15 | Carmine Sabia
    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It’s not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. Read more:
  • Northern New Jersey Draws Probers' Eyes [muslims cheer in NJ after 9/11]

    11/22/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Flasback: September 18, 2001 | By Serge F. Kovaleski and Fredrick Kunkle
    The FBI investigation into the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon has led agents back to a familiar area: northern New Jersey. It was there, in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, that a Muslim cell plotted the 1993 bombing of the twin towers and sought to destroy other New York landmarks as part of an urban guerrilla war against the United States. ~~snip~~ In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners' plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the...
  • A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case

    11/22/2015 2:50:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the candidates, all of the debates and all of the unpredictability, the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 has taken a clear shape over the past month or so. There is a four-candidate top tier that has separated itself from the rest of the pack. There is then a trio of “if/then” candidates who would need a major mistake or collapse from one of the top four to have a realistic chance at winning. Everyone else running has a puncher’s chance — at best — at being relevant in the nomination fight. Below are my...
  • Fulop: Trump 'shamefully politicizing' 9/11 attacks

    11/22/2015 9:24:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | November 22, 2015
    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop today ripped into Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying he saw 'thousands of people' in Jersey City cheer when the World Trade Center was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. "Trump is plain wrong, and he is shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue," Fulop said in a statement released this morning. "No one in Jersey City cheered on September 11." The real-estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination for president made his comments in Birmingham, Ala. He is calling for surveillance of some U.S. mosques
  • Carly Fiorina Spotted At Newark Airport

    11/21/2015 8:10:17 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jordan Sargent
    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was spotted in the security line at the Newark airport. She was traveling to Oklahoma City for a private event and then to Iowa to attend the Family Leader Foundation Presidential Family Forum Friday night. Like everyone else, Fiorina took her shoes off as she went through the security line. No one approached her as she moved through the security check or after at the terminal's sole sit-down restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, where she ate. Her modest travel is a stark contrast as Donald Trump and Ben Carson obtain Secret Service.
  • Chris Christie Escapes Kids’ Table For CNN’s Next GOP Debate

    11/20/2015 12:43:12 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    Chris Christie’s back among the leads in the next episode of this TV season’s favorite reality series, The GOP Debates. CNN, which is airing the next episode, on December 15, this morning announced its casting criteria. Nine candidates look likely to make the cut for the RNC-sanctioned debate at The Venetian in Las Vegas, the network said: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Rand Paul is however, a bubble-dweller at this point, and...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump rules GOP race in New Hampshire, Sanders by 1 over Clinton

    11/19/2015 11:35:07 AM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump leads the race for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire, while Bernie Sanders edges Hillary Clinton among Democrats. That’s according to the latest Fox News poll, released Wednesday, and conducted since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Trump leads with 27 percent of New Hampshire Republican primary voters. Marco Rubio receives the support of 13 percent, just above Ted Cruz at 11 percent. That’s it for the double-digit candidates. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS Jeb Bush and Ben Carson garner 9 percent each, followed by John Kasich at 7 percent and Chris Christie at 6 percent. More...
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • N.J. Poll: Christie falls to fourth as Trump, Rubio pace Garden State (Trump 31%)

    11/18/2015 1:05:25 PM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov, 18 2015 | Al Weaver
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's struggles are not only limited to the early primary states, as support among voters in the Garden State has fallen significantly, according to a new poll. In the latest Fairleigh-Dickinson poll, Christie pulls only 9 percent support of voters. This comes as Donald Trump leads in the state with 31 percent backing, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio taking second with 18 percent support, twice that of the governor. Dr. Ben Carson also leads the sitting governor, raking in 11 percent support.
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
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  • Mayor de Blasio Says NYC Will Welcome Refugees

    11/17/2015 5:12:31 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 58 replies
    Mayor de Blasio says New York City will not turn away any refugees fleeing Syria. De Blasio said Tuesday that New York "is a proud immigrant city" and would welcome refugees trying to escape the conflict in their homeland. Many public officials and U.S. presidential candidates have expressed wariness at admitting refugees in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris last week. De Blasio chided a pair of local Republicans running for president. He called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "an embarrassment to this country" and said that the city "will adhere to the words of our Founding Fathers,...
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in terrorist attacks?

    11/15/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies ^ | 11/15/2015 | Ken Thorbourne
    As France and the rest of the world comes to grips with Friday night's horrific terrorist attacks in and around Paris that claimed at least 129 lives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming tough gun control laws in France for the dimensions of the tragedy. At a rally in southeast Texas Saturday afternoon, Trump told the crowd "nobody had guns but the bad guys." "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said,...
  • Ted Cruz Has Legs, Halperin Says

    11/10/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    PoliZette ^ | November 2015 | Brendan Kirby
    While Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to dominate the polls and a gaggle of Establishment candidates battle one another, the favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination just might be Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, journalist Mark Halperin said Tuesday.On the day of the fourth Republican debate Tuesday, Halperin said on "The Laura Ingraham Show" that Cruz might be best situated to, as Ingraham put it, "marry the passion to the substance."Halperin, co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, said Cruz is set up nicely for the Iowa caucuses and would have favorable terrain in the early voting Southern states. In addition,...
  • Heritage Action presidential scorecard rates Cruz near-perfect

    11/09/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/09/15 | Shane Goldmacher
    The hard-line conservative arm of the Heritage Foundation has tough criticism for much of the 2016 field, but high praise for the Texas senator. Many of the lines in the scorecard appear destined for future attack ads.Jeb Bush, for instance, is accused of having "kowtowed to the state's environmental lobby" in Florida. Chris Christie "has shown favoritism toward well-connected real estate developers." Rand Paul's "views at times veer outside the conservative mainstream." And Donald Trump backs "massive tariffs that would damage the American economy."Cruz, by contrast, manages to emerge with barely a blemish, only softly worded critiques of his adopting...
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...
  • Days of Desperation

    11/06/2015 12:58:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 5, 2015 | Michael Lind
    There’s a reason Bush, Kasich and other establishment Republicans aren’t gaining traction. Their conservatism no longer makes sense. There is an air of desperation out there on the GOP campaign trail. It’s impossible not to sense it in the kinds of things being said by teetering establishment Republican candidates like Jeb Bush and John Kasich, both of whom started off the last debate virtually pleading with base voters to come to their senses about Donald Trump, who is barely identifiable as a conservative by any standard measure of ideology. Not to mention Ben Carson, whose views sound like a grab...
  • GOP candidate line-up announced for Fox Business Network/WSJ debate

    11/06/2015 5:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | November 6, 2015
    Fox Business Network on Thursday announced the candidate line-up for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debates. The candidates qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET debate are: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The candidates qualifying for the earlier, 7 p.m. ET debate are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The criteria were different than for past...
  • Pro-Lifers Carson, Rubio, Cruz and Christie Lead Hillary in New Poll, Carson Ties Her With Women

    11/04/2015 8:49:13 PM PST · by Isara · 31 replies ^ | Nov 4, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The latest Quinnipiac poll, coming out one year before Election Day, shows each of the top Republican candidates except Donald Trump running ahead of Hillary Clinton.Carson leads Clinton by 10 points, 50 percent to 40 percent. Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) beats Clinton 46 percent to 41 percent, as does Gov. Chris Christie. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) beats her 46 percent to 43 percent. But businessman Donald Trump Clinton has a 3-point edge over Donald Trump in the poll, 46 percent to 43 percent.Clinton’s traditional lead among women evaporates as American voters pick Carson over the Democrat 50 – 40...
  • Democrats win their largest N.J. Assembly majority in 37 years

    11/04/2015 3:52:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Democrats tightened their control of the state Assembly in Tuesday's elections, wresting at least three seats away from a Republican party ruled by Gov. Chris Christie, a presidential candidate whose popularity has dropped at home. It means Democrats will control at least 51 of the 80 seats in the lower house of the state Legislature as of January — their biggest majority since 1979.
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Christie Goes After Rubio On Immigration

    11/04/2015 8:29:33 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/4/2014 | Michael Warren
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie came out swinging against his rival for the GOP presidential nomination Marco Rubio Tuesday. In a Tuesday interview with radio host Laura Ingraham, Christie responded to Rubios claim that the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could not be rolled back 'immediately.' The Florida senator told Univision host Jorge Ramos in April the DACA program, which exempts children who entered the country illegally from being deported, should 'end at some point' in the future. 'It cannot be the permanent policy of the United States but I’m not calling for it to be revoked...
  • The Winners and Losers of the CNBC Debate

    10/29/2015 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 29, 2015 | Emily Cahn, Simone Pathé, and Eli Yokley
    Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz delivered the strongest performances in Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate, a group of GOP strategists told CQ Roll call, and should see a bounce in their poll numbers between now and the next faceoff in two weeks."Rubio delivered yet another solid performance in which he demonstrated what a good candidate he is. And how formidable he could be in November,” said Jason Roe, who has managed and advised congressional campaigns, including that of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas. “Cruz, I think, had his best night yet. And I think that was...
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on CNBC 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT 10/28/15

    10/28/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 2,630 replies
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Kristinn
    <p>Two debates tonight on CNBC live from the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.</p>
  • How Cruz Won the NH Conservative Caucus Vote

    10/21/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Isara · 82 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 21st, 2015 | Art McGrath
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the undisputed winner of the first ever caucus of New Hampshire conservatives to rally behind a candidate in advance of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February. The 603 Alliance, a grassroots organization of New Hampshire conservatives, has endorsed Cruz.  Earlier this year the alliance began organizing the caucus as a means to prevent the conservative vote from getting split among so many candidates and thus handing the primary to an establishment candidate like Jeb Bush. The idea behind the caucus was that all conservatives present would throw their support behind the winner, whomever it...
  • New Jersey Halloween Display Sparks Outrage, Homeowner Defends Display...

    10/11/2015 12:27:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies ^ | October 10, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    FULL TITLE: New Jersey Halloween Display Sparks Outrage, Homeowner Defends Display by Stating Whats More Terrifying than the Real Threat Among Us? A New Jersey resident has sparked outrage with his graphic Halloween display depicting the atrocities of ISIS at the hands of Barack Obama himself.The display which many calling are tasteless, features Barack Obama dressed as a Jihadist standing in front of a dead U.S. soldier hanging from a tree and a Jordanian pilot in cage. While the homes owner understands why people may be offended by his holiday display, he defends his First Amendment right to express himself....
  • Cruz runs away with first-ever conservative activist caucus, Carson second

    10/17/2015 3:16:13 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | October 17. 2015 | Eli Okun
    HOPKINTON – A casual observer could have been forgiven for mistaking the Hopkinton Fairgrounds for Iowa on Saturday. Inside an unheated, cavernous barn, more than 700 grassroots activists conducted their own presidential caucus — rounds of voting and redistributing to select a candidate who would stand up for strict conservative values. In this first-ever New Hampshire caucus, organizers hoped the new style of competition would help unify the right against establishment candidates. In the end (and in the beginning), it wasn't really close: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cruised to the win after just three rounds of voting. Though all...
  • Trump's Sept. 11 Comments Draw Ire of Other Candidates

    10/17/2015 11:47:59 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    NBC ^ | October 17, 2015 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump set off another political firestorm Friday after implying that President George W. Bush was to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, drawing the ire of his Republican rivals.
  • Fundraising reports reshuffle race for GOP nomination

    10/16/2015 11:50:58 AM PDT · by Isara · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak
    Many have predicted that the 2016 race for president would be the year of the super-PAC. The thinking goes: Candidates don't need money they need a sugar daddy to fund a super-PAC. Not so fast, my friend. Already two formidable and impressive Republican candidates, former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, have bowed out of the presidential race due to slow campaign fundraising. Perry raised under $300,000 in the third quarter and Walker has $1 million in debt. Both possessed super-PACs that were flush with millions in cash. Why does hard money fundraising matter?...
  • Donald Trump Massive Lead In New Jersey Trump 32%, Chris Christie 5%

    10/15/2015 4:27:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-15-2015 | sundance
    October 15, 2015Donald Trump Massive Lead In New Jersey – Trump 32%, Chris Christie 5%… by sundance Rutgers Eagleton has conducted another poll (full pdf below) of New Jersey voters. Donald Trump retains his lead at 32% surging 11 additional points since the last poll. New Jersey governor Chris Christie is defeated within his own state, garnering only 5% support.( FULL POLL DATA) (Via Washington Examiner) New Jersey governor and Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie is being told by voters across the board in his home state to call it a day.The establishment candidate, who once flew high in the...
  • Christie drops to single digits in New Jersey poll

    10/15/2015 6:48:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) presidential campaign has dropped to single digits in his home state, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday. Christie is supported by just 5 percent of New Jersey Republican voters, tying for fifth place in the poll with former businesswoman Carly Fiorina and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. In August, he was supported by 12 percent of the state's Republicans. In August 2014, Christie had 41 percent support. Sixty-seven percent of all New Jerseyans say Christie should end his presidential campaign. A little more than a quarter, 27 percent, say he should...
  • Christies support drops to 5%in New Jersey. Trump surging!

    10/15/2015 12:07:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 15, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Most of the focus on polling this week has revolved around Nevada and South Carolina, where The Donald has jumped out to leads which nearly equal the total of the rest of the field. But at the same time, the rest of the states are checking their own respective pulses, including the home turf for some of the other hopefuls. The news on the home front for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, as it turns out, is anything but sunny. The latest polling from Rutgers-Eagleton shows that the one state where youd expect his support to remain at least somewhat...
  • Brand New Fox News Poll Reveals A Brand New Candidate Surging To The FrontYoull Love This

    10/14/2015 8:15:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 153 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 14, 2015 | Jack Davis
    He had been in fifth place at 8 percent in the last Fox News poll after having been in third place at 10 percent in Fox's August poll. As the latest poll shows the Republican presidential contest a neck-and-neck race between two men who have led the contest in recent weeks, a new name has risen to place third. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, now has 10 percent support in a Fox News poll released Tuesday. He had been in fifth place at 8 percent in the last Fox News poll after having been in third place at 10 percent in...
  • Christie, Kasich Fall to 1% in New Poll (Trump 1st, Carson 2nd, Cruz 3rd)

    10/13/2015 3:51:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 13, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    A new poll by Fox News finds Donald Trump remains the leader of the Republican pack. Trump holds 24 percent of the vote, but is in a virtual tie with Ben Carson, who is getting 23 percent of the vote. But the real news might be that New Jersey governor Chris Christie is polling at 1 percent. And is tied with Ohio governor John Kasich, who is also only at 1 percent. Ted Cruz has 10 percent, Marco Rubio is at 9 percent, and Jeb Bush is at 8 percent. Carly Fiorina has fallen to 5 percent.
  • Ted Cruzs cynical appeal

    10/13/2015 8:17:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    The irony of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is that he claims to be the champion of outsiders, yet he is as conventional a politician as you will find. For starters, hes got two Ivy League degrees and worked outside government (Senate, Texas solicitor general, Bush 43 staffer, court clerk) for a fraction of his adult life (less than 30 percent or five of 18 years). He is as much a cause of partisan gridlock and dysfunction as anyone, taking joy in riling up the base and blaming liberal elites, fanning the flames of anti-immigrant sentiment (both his own determination to...
  • Christie Inches Up in Latest Poll, Trump Remains Strong

    10/12/2015 7:18:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies ^ | October 12, 2015
    According to a CBS News poll released on Oct. 11, Christie came in eighth, with 3 percent support among likely Republican voters. Thats a big improvement from the September CBS News poll which had Christie tied for 11th, with only 1 percent of the vote. Businessman Donald Trump continues to lead the crowded GOP field with 27 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson continues to place second. Carson saw his numbers drop slightly, from 23 percent to 21 percent. As for the rest of the candidates, all of them poll in the single digits.
  • Donald Trump 32% Crushes GOP Field In Latest New Hampshire Gravis Polling

    10/09/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 9, 2015 | Sundance
    The latest New Hampshire poll shows a far more engaged electorate continuing to be a thorn in the side of the 2015/16 GOPe scheme to anoint Jeb Bush. In addition, the ruse candidates, Fiorina and Rubio have exhausted their media-fueled surge and remain static alongside Jeb Bush at 8%.John Kasichs ground game and almost exclusive attention to New Hampshire has garnered him a position just above Jeb, Carly and Marco. However, the vulgarians are determined to Make America Great Again!Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,035 registered voters in New Hampshire regarding the presidential election...
  • Yes, there are other people running besides Donald Trump

    10/10/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rob Jenkins
    After my last two columns on Donald Trump, several people have written to ask what I think about some of the other Republican presidential candidates. So I thought Id address that question this week. Hey, Im nothing if not responsive to my readers. Please excuse me if I dont mention everyone. Ive only got 500 words. Ben Carson. No question, Dr. Carson is manifestly the smartest person in the race, on either side. His slogan should be, Its just politics, folks. Not brain surgery. I dont necessarily agree with him on every issue, but I believe hes a man of...
  • Americans, Europeans Baffled By Donald Trump: View from abroad is one of bewilderment.

    10/09/2015 2:31:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    US News & World Report's Ken Walsh's Washington ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    SORRENTO, Italy--What's going on with Donald Trump? And why is he leading the field of Republican presidential candidates? These are the questions I've been asked most frequently during my trip to Europe to promote my new book, "Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom." Three dozen people to whom I've spoken individually this week did not represent a scientific sample but they were consistent in their perceptions. They showed a strong sense of unease, and sometimes deep concern, at Trump's rise and puzzlement that the bombastic real-estate developer is doing so well. Many political...
  • In 2016 race, voters still shopping for a candidate to love (RINO-riffic!)

    10/06/2015 10:24:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Political Op-Ed ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist
    Yes, it is time again to play that game, "What's Happening in The Campaign For Leadership Of The Free World?" A few observations, from the front lines: 1. Last week, a friend reported on an Iowa focus group. Of 31 Republican voters, only one was irrevocably committed to a candidate. The rest split their preferences among two candidates or more. Point: This race is remarkably fluid. Voters are still shopping. 2. There is no impetus for Republican voters to place their final bets soon. They fear their country is in decline, and this may be their last chance to save...
  • Is the Kasich mini-surge over?

    10/05/2015 10:08:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Back when Ohio Governor John Kasich first announced his presidential bid I asked a number of questions regarding his candidacy. While understanding that he likely had a greater chance of carrying Ohio – still important – there seemed to be two big arguments against him. First, he didn’t seem to be taking up a very different lane than some of the other establishment candidates in the race who also had gubernatorial experience and fairly standard, mainstream party positions. Second, he had obvious hits on his track record, including a budget which raised taxes on tobacco and energy as well...
  • Poll: Carson, Trump tied in Pennsylvania (Also Carly to drop to 6% from 8% in new PPP national poll)

    10/05/2015 9:28:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied among GOP voters in Pennsylvania, a new poll finds. Carson and Trump each receive 18 percent support from registered Republicans in the Keystone State, according to the Mercyhurst University Center for Applied Politics poll on Monday. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) trails them with 9 percent. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina next grabs 8 percent support among registered Pennsylvania Republicans. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are in a struggle for fifth place with 4 percent apiece.
  • Chris Christie Raps Donald Trump As 'Painfully Naive' About Syria

    10/04/2015 5:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Daniel Marans
    Trump called Vladimir Putin's intervention there "a wonderful thing."New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called Donald Trump's position on Syria "painfully naive" on Sunday, slamming him for welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention in that country. Christie suggested on ABC's "This Week" that Trump's apparent support for Russian airstrikes amounted to "agreeing with Barack Obama." "Only Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could mess up this foreign policy that badly," the Republican presidential candidate added. "And anybody who agrees with allowing the Russians into the Middle East is just painfully naive." In truth, President Obama has been extremely critical of Putin's...
  • CNBC sets 3 percent polling floor for main GOP debate stage

    09/30/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/30/2015 | Alex Isenstadt and Hadas Gold
    The next Republican debate will feature an undercard stage before the main event, the forum's host CNBC said Wednesday, assuaging some of the fears and complaints from lower-tiered presidential campaigns. Candidates polling at an average of 3 percent in the five weeks before the event will make the primetime debate at 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 28. A 2.5 percent average will be rounded up to 3 percent.  Candidates with a 1 percent average will appear in a forum at 6 p.m. EDT. The polls being used for the averages are from NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg released...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Will Rand Paul be the next candidate to drop out?

    09/28/2015 8:57:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A year ago, if you had asked me whether Chris Christie, Scott Walker, or Rand Paul would be the last man standing of those three, I would have told you Rand. Christie would surely drop out early, done in by Bridgegate and his sheer RINO-ness. Walker was a serious threat to win, but there was a real chance that his voters would be gobbled up by more talented center-right and conservative retail politicians like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Paul, however, had his own niche. Libertarians are a smallish minority of the GOP but even a smallish minority can be...
  • NEW POLL Shows Donald Trump Expanding Lead on GOP Field (Free Republic Mentioned)

    09/27/2015 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/26/15 | Jim Hoft
    <p>A new poll conducted by Zogby Analytics after last weeks Republican presidential debate on CNN shows Donald Trump leading Dr. Ben Carson by 20 points.</p> <p>According to the survey, conducted September 18-19, made up of 405 likely Republican primary/caucus voters nationwide, Trump garnered the support of 33 percent, which is an increase of 2 percentage points since Zogbys previous poll. Dr. Ben Carson remains in second place, but dropped 3 points to 13 percent.</p>