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  • Armed with junk science and old photos, critics question #HillarysHealth

    08/08/2016 12:41:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 192 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8th, 2016 | By David Weigel
    The first week of August was a rough one for Donald Trump's campaign; by coincidence, it was also a busy one for Trump supporters, who see a media coverup protecting Hillary Clinton. Over the weekend, the Trump campaign released a Web ad that mocked Clinton's admission that she "short-circuited" by giving a misleading answer about the investigation into her emails. "She took a short-circuit in the brain," Trump said at a Saturday night rally. "She's got problems. Honestly, I don't think she's all there." At the same time, the Drudge Report, WorldNetDaily and a small army of would-be Twitter sleuths...
  • Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric rattles the campaign message of Clinton and unions

    07/04/2016 5:20:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 4th, 2016 | By David Nakamura and David Weigel
    PHILADELPHIA — Three dozen union workers gathered outside city hall here on Thursday to rally against the global free-trade deals they believe have harmed Americans like them. Their candidate was Katie McGinty, the Democrats’ nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania. But their spiritual leader was Republican Donald Trump. “He recognized there’s some problems we need to solve,” said McGinty, who is challenging Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R), a free-trade advocate. “One, we have to stop bad trade agreements. . . . And two, we have to take the Chinese on when they manipulate their currency and dump goods in our markets.” Just two...
  • Bushes’ snub of Trump has roots in Republican base anger

    05/05/2016 9:59:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 at 12:27 PM | David Weigel
    Losing the endorsements of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush — as harsh an indictment as the "establishment" can offer — is no punishment at all in the eyes of many conservatives. ... The utter failure of the Bush brand surprised some people, given that Republican voters still generally say that they like Bush. But this ignores the role both Bushes now play in conservative history — as sellouts. George H.W. Bush's acceptance of a tax hike (forced on him by a Democratic Congress) is the Genesis story of the anti-tax movement. George W. Bush's record in office, for...
  • Cruz uses party rules to pursue delegates. Here’s what Trump thinks of that.

    04/11/2016 4:01:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/11/16 | David Weigel
    Donald Trump used his first campaign rally in western New York to attack Sen. Ted Cruz for something the Texan happily boasts about: mastering party rules to elect his delegate slates to the Republican National Convention. “They’re trying to subvert the movement,” Trump said to thousands of voters crammed into a frigid airplane hangar Sunday. “They can’t do it with bodies, so they’re trying to subvert the movement with crooked shenanigans.” The Rochester rally was only Trump’s second in the 14-day New York campaign, and his first since Cruz swept Colorado’s 34 available delegates in a series of conventions. Trump’s...
  • Cruz: National Enquirer story is ‘garbage’ from ‘Donald Trump and his henchmen’

    03/25/2016 3:09:19 PM PDT · by JediJones · 227 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/25/16 | David Weigel
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) blamed “Donald Trump and his henchmen” for planting a National Enquirer story that accused him of extramarital affairs. Vehemently denying the story as “garbage” and “complete and utter lies,” “It became clear as the campaign went on that Donald was a whole lot of sizzle without any substance,” said Cruz. “When he’s scared, when he’s losing, his first and natural resort is to go to sleaze and to go to slime.” Friday on CNN, a Trump supporter, Boston Herald columnist and radio host Adriana Cohen accused a former Cruz staffer, Amanda Carpenter, of being one of...
  • AIPAC’s apology for Trump speech is unprecedented

    03/22/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/16 | David Weigel
    This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu experienced something that American politicians have become all too familiar with — being overshadowed by Donald Trump. The prime minister’s video-linked speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference was preceded by the unscheduled introduction of AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus and four other leaders. Choking back tears, Pinkus apologized for Monday night's speeches, implying that Donald Trump had violated a nonpartisan standard. “From the moment this conference began, until this moment, we have preached a message of unity,” Pinkus said. “We have said, in every way we can think of: Come together....
  • Kasich in Pennsylvania: Neither Cruz nor Trump can win in November

    03/16/2016 4:12:40 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/16/2016 | By David Weigel
    VILLANOVA, Penn. — Still vibrating from his home state primary win, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) told crowds in the Philadelphia suburbs that President Obama had blown his chance to get a Supreme Court nominee, and that the two remaining candidates for the Republican nomination would lose the election. [Kasich wins Ohio with an eye toward a contested convention] "Neither of those guys can win a general election, so maybe they're spoiling it for the Republican Party and for the conservative movement," Kasich said of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) "It's unlikely that anybody is going to achieve enough...
  • Cruz, Kasich and Rubio rebuke Trump for campaign chaos, but say left and media also share blame

    03/12/2016 4:00:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2016 | David Weigel
    In statements from last night and Saturday morning, Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all condemned the front-runner for creating a "toxic" political environment, for stoking "anarchy" that was now unfolding on TV screens. While anti-Trump super PACs were attacking the candidate's business record, the candidates themselves were saying explicitly that Trump needed to change the way he was running for president before it did permanent damage to the country.
  • Cruz, Rubio and Kasich criticize Trump for creating ‘environment’ for Chicago protest

    03/11/2016 8:31:56 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 732 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | David Weigel
    "The responsibility for that lies with protesters, who took violence into their own hands. But in any campaign, responsibility starts at the top. Any candidate is responsible for the culture of a campaign. And when you have a campaign that disrespects the voters, when you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages violence, when you have a campaign that is facing allegations of physical violence against members of the press, you create an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discord," Cruz said
  • Feminazi RINO Liz Mair retweeting crude Rick Wilson Coulter-hater guy

    02/21/2016 1:28:05 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    I had a look at Liz Mair's twitter. She's the idiot that wanted Scott Walker to run a suicidal open borders campaign. Then they parted ways. This was the story that broke it all. Why is The Mair of RINO feminazis retweeting this creep? I though the Trump-hater consultant types were sick of Trump's crude attacks on people. I assume Liz Mair is following this guy on twitter. Wilson said nasty things about Ann Coulter. He also threatened certain things about Trump. Liz Mair Retweeted Rick Wilson ‏@TheRickWilson 7h7 hours ago Also, @jebbush could never ask for...
  • Liz Mair Battles Ann Coulter Over Ted Cruz, Trump: "You Are In No Way Conservative"

    01/12/2016 7:40:58 AM PST · by Isara · 84 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 12, 2016
    Coulter, Mair debate what's best for GOP (Video)Republican strategist Liz Mair and conservative columnist Ann Coulter debate whether or not Ted Cruz should be able to run for president. LIZ MAIR, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: In 2013, you were out there saying Ted Cruz was a natural-born citizen and eligible to run for office. People can check my Twitter feed, I retweeted your tweet from 2013 today. ANN COULTER: I changed my mind. LIZ MAIR: Well you were right the first time... Ann also said that Mitt Romney was the "perfect" and best Republican candidate. ANN COULTER: He was, there was no...
  • New Anti-Trump Super PAC Launches — to Flog Trump on Putin Nod

    12/21/2015 9:52:16 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 27 replies ^ | Dec 18 2015 | BETH REINHARD
    In a twist on the typically shadowy world of super PACS, a new anti-Donald Trump group is openly seeking donations for an ad that would flog the New York businessman for drawing and accepting praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Make America Awesome is also offering to pay commissions to people who bring in big donors. The size of the commissions is not disclosed in the appeal circulated early Friday by Republican operative Liz Mair, and she did not immediately respond to a request for details.
  • Trump: I Hate the Press, but 'I'd Never Kill Them'

    12/21/2015 6:24:58 PM PST · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 21 Dec 2015 08:36 PM | Greg Richter
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump took on the press and his most recently vanquished opponent at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan Monday night, telling the crowd he hates the press, but would never kill them like Russian President Vladimir Putin has been accused. Trump said again that he was not offended that Putin praised him, even though he has been accused of killing journalists. "I don't like that. I'm totally against that," Trump said. "By the way, I hate some of these people but I'd never kill them." He pretended to reconsider, saying , "Let's see. No, I wouldn't....
  • Anti-Trump Effort Launches Super PAC

    12/08/2015 9:43:11 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/7/2015 | Beth Reinhard
    A Republican operative who is organizing an effort to torpedo Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says she is starting a super PAC that could collect unlimited funds from individual donors. Liz Mair, former online communications director for the Republican National Committee, created a limited liability company in October called Trump Card LLC. The anti-Trump effort is focusing on the two states hosting the earliest nominating contests, Iowa and New Hampshire. In an e-mail to supporters, Ms. Mair said the group has reached out to 150 churches in Iowa, 50 community leaders in New Hampshire and media outlets in both states. She...
  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    11/24/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 48 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 11-24-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed.
  • Trump camp warns GOP on super PAC attacks (Liz Mair and Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 6:26:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/15 | NICK GASS
    The super PACs going after Donald Trump are making a "bad, bad decision," the candidate's special counsel and adviser warned Tuesday morning, saying that if the reports are true, "it changes everything." "Donald Trump wants to be treated fairly. He will demand that the GOP treat them fairly," Michael Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." If the party does treat him fairly, Trump "will honor the pledge because he’s an honorable guy," he said. But, "if they break that agreement with him, as they say, woe be on them," Cohen cautioned, referring to the loyalty agreement Trump signed,...
  • Keystone Cop’s Implosion: Liz Mair Ends Panhandling Hours After Breitbart Bust (Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 5:51:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/15 | DAN RIEHL
    Late Friday evening, Breitbart News published an item highlighting, in part, a Go Fund Me campaign started by Republican establishment political consultant Liz Mair - her goal being to target and take down Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. For some reason, Mair seems to have reconsidered her effort, and the campaign is now nowhere to be found at Go Fund Me. Breitbart News reported: True to form, her online fundraising to take down Trump appears to be losing, too. Exactly how much Mair can accomplish with, at this time, all of $356 to take on Trump, remains to be seen. But...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...
  • TRUMP ERUPTS AT RNC: 'THAT WASN'T THE DEAL!': GOP elites plot new campaign to harm candidacy

    11/23/2015 6:47:57 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    WND ^ | 11/23/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    A new campaign is underway by Republican establishment operatives to take out Donald Trump and ensure he's not the candidate of choice for the GOP - and the billionaire front-runner has taken to Twitter to call out the lead player as a "wacko" with few funding friends. Trump described the operation this way on Twitter over the weekend: "A woman who got fired after two days of working with Scott Walker - a wacko - now trying to raise funds to fight me." He was referring to Liz Mair, a brief former campaign worker for Walker's presidential push, who's now...
  • Trump again won’t rule out a third-party run

    11/22/2015 8:30:24 AM PST · by springwater13 · 201 replies
    <p>Trump was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that Republican operatives are considering banding together donors from the other GOP campaigns in a bid to knock Trump off the top spot.</p> <p>Their efforts are taking on increased urgency as the first-in-the-nation Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses near and Trump leads the crowded GOP field for the fourth consecutive month, according to a new national Washington Post-ABC News poll. Some candidates, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, also are showing more willingness lately to directly attack Trump.</p>