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  • The Donald Phenomenon — Part One

    07/31/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | Ed Wood
    Ever since Donald Trump literally exploded onto the political scene, tens of thousands of words have been written by all stripes of political junkies trying to figure out just what do we have here. Is he a shoot-from-the-hip kind of loudmouth, as he is being made out to be, or is he perhaps the real thing? Is he the kind of true believer we haven’t seen since the days of Harry S Truman? A few of you may be old enough to remember that Ol’ Harry called ‘em as he seen ‘em. He publicly likened the smell of his political...
  • Don’t Worry, TrumpMania Will Fade Away

    07/31/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-31-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Like Jonathan S. Tobin at Commentary, I have little doubt that TrumpMania will soon fade away. There has always been a willingness among a part of the electorate to get behind an angry outsider, but when push comes to shove, even those voters opt for a candidate they can trust. Trump simply isn’t that guy. Tobin’s third argument, which I consider to be the most important one, is as follows: "Third, the assumption on the part of some that a public that has been watching Trump on TV for years already knows all it cares to learn about the man...
  • Hillary Clinton: As honest and trustworthy as Donald Trump

    07/31/2015 5:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/01/2015 | By Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton has a problem. In a new Quinnipiac University national poll, more than one in three voters say that the most important trait they are looking for in a 2016 candidate is being "honest and trustworthy." Almost six in ten of those polled said that Hillary Clinton lacks those two traits. Uh oh. Clinton's problems with the honest/trustworthy question is not new. As I wrote back in April: There's a widespread belief in her capability to do the job she is running for. There's also widespread distrust in her personally. People admire her but don't know if she's honest....
  • Video: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood & Donald Trump - Cavuto

    07/30/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2015
    "Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), discusses the consequences of to the Iran nuclear deal, the Planned Parenthood controversy, and whether Trump is going too far on ... " Cavuto: do you think Trump is going too far? Cruz makes good comments back to a pressing Neil Cavuto. And Cruz comments about Nancy Pelosi over Planned Parenthood. An 8 minute video.
  • Message to the Political Elite: Trump Gets It, You Don't

    07/30/2015 7:34:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Matt Towery
    In December 2014 I wrote in this very column, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president ... And as usual they will be wrong." I haven't changed my mind. So let me explain to political experts and analysts who are trapped in that "D.C. bubble" why it is that, despite many comments by Trump that they consider to be deal-killers for him, he remains at the top of most polls going into next week's Fox News debate among the GOP hopefuls. Trump's lead has Republican "big deals" upset. They view his tough rhetoric to...
  • Poll: Trump is Party Pick, but Loses in General Election (Does best against Bernie Sanders

    07/30/2015 7:27:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/30/2015 (7:15 AM ET) | Courtney Such
    ... Trump may have surged ahead of the 2016 Republican candidates, but if he ever became the GOP nominee, the nation would vote Democrat. He earned 20 percent favorability among the Republicans in a new poll [URL at link] - the largest favorability in the party that the Quinnipiac University poll has ever seen. Following behind him are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. ... Yet Trump's own party put him at the top of the "no way" list. Thirty percent of Republicans respondents said they would "definitely not support"...
  • Howard Dean: We Need to Be 'More Humble, Stop Making Fun' of Trump

    07/30/2015 6:24:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is fodder for WSJ columnist James Taranto's "everything is seemingly spinning out of control" file. Howard Dean has declared that we'll have to be "more humble" about Donald Trump's prospects and that he will "have to stop making fun" of him for now. What's got Dean doing a 180 on Trump? Not just the latest polls, which include one showing Trump trouncing Jeb and Rubio in their home state of Florida. Above all, it was the experience of viewing, on today's Morning Joe, a stunning focus group of New Hampshire Republicans who were uniformly and enthusiastically pro-Trump, saying things...
  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:18:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 2015 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • Reuters Poll: Trump Leads Republican Presidential Race with 25 Percent (Jeb 12%)

    07/29/2015 4:31:24 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 06:38 PM
    Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008. -snip- Trump, a...
  • Michael Savage To Trump: ‘You’re The Winston Churchill Of Our Time’

    07/29/2015 3:47:57 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    Winston Churchill’s back — and this time he’s the classiest of class acts. At least so says radio talk show host Michael Savage, who praised Donald Trump as the “Winston Churchill of our time” during the real estate billionaire’s appearance on Savage’s radio show Wednesday. Savage, who said he is supporting Trump’s presidential candidacy, talked voter identification laws, immigration and the Iran nuclear deal with the man who is currently leading most Republican presidential primary polls. Asked about Iran, Trump said it is “inconceivable” that New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, who he always “thought loved Israel,” would support the...
  • The Problem With Downplaying Immigrant Crime

    07/29/2015 3:05:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 29 July 2015 | David Frum
    Why has the Donald Trump candidacy—which so many professionals and pundits at first dismissed as a joke—flared this summer? In the first week of July, 15 percent of Republicans supported Trump for president in a YouGov poll. By the third week, that support had almost doubled, to 28 percent—with another 10 percent listing him as their second choice. Something happened in July to send Trump’s numbers soaring. That something may have been the murder of Kathryn Steinle. On July 5, the 32-year-old Steinle posed with her father for a photograph on a San Francisco pier at 6:30 on a Wednesday...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Trump's strong streak in polls has even skeptics thinking he could be GOP nominee

    07/29/2015 12:26:50 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 28 July 2015
    As they watched his infamous presidential campaign launch speech, in which he assailed Mexico for – as he put it – dumping its worst on the U.S. border, many observers declared that Donald Trump’s run for the White House was D.O.A. When he did well in polls of likely GOP voters, many observers called it a fluke. After he said Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican who was a Navy pilot and spent about five years in a North Vietnamese prison, was not a true hero, adding “I like people who weren’t captured,” many firmly believed it was the end...
  • What Do We Really Know About Trump's Plan for America?

    07/29/2015 12:33:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 35 replies
    http://www.barbwire.com ^ | 7/672015 | Doug Johnson
    The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today’s news with good ol’ fashioned horse sense. Here’s the Nonsense: Donald Trump is too outspoken, flamboyant, irreverent, and has hair ​that ​I hate ​for me ​to consider​ him a serious candidate for president. We need to force him out of the race immediately. Here’s the Horse Sense: Trump may be all of those things, but speaking your mind has historically been something Americans take pride in. We need to know more about his plans for America before we make a decision about him. And as for his hair, if you judge...
  • Trump’s ‘da Man!

    07/29/2015 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is “piling on” Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don’t like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don’t care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he Donald Trump Donald Trump certainly wins that contest, both...
  • Mark Cuban summarized Donald Trump’s appeal in just 43 words

    07/29/2015 8:17:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Noted Maverick Mark Cuban is a fan of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. And, writing on something called Cyber Dust, Cuban succinctly and effectively explained the Trumpian appeal. Here it is: I don't care what his actual positions are. I don't care if he says the wrong thing. He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years. That's a remarkable admission. "I don't care what his actual positions are," Cuban said. "I don't care if he says the wrong thing." And, it affirms my...
  • Wanted: Small-Government Republicans [And Nope, Trump Is Not One Of Them]

    07/29/2015 5:17:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/29/2015 | Michael Tanner
    For anyone hoping that the next president will get serious about reducing the size and cost of government, the early days of the campaign have been disappointing, to say the least. The Democrats, of course, have been campaigning as if Greece were a model rather than a warning. But what else can one expect from a party that has moved to the left of Barack Obama? The real disappointment has come from Republicans who seem intent on returning to the big-spending ways of the George W. Bush administration. Start with the candidate of the moment, Donald Trump. Trump has made...
  • 'You're Disgusting': Donald Trump Walks Out On Lawyer Needing to Pump Breast Milk during lawsuit...

    07/28/2015 9:36:25 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 81 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Michael Sorrentino
    Donald Trump became disgusted and walked out on a female lawyer needing to pump breast milk for her daughter while testifying over a failed Florida real estate project, documents of sworn testimony reported by The New York Times show. "You're disgusting," Trump reportedly told Elizabeth Beck when she asked for a medical break for her 3-month-old, taking out her pump to emphasize urgency. The 2011 conversation is said to be not disputed by either side, but Trump's lawyer Alan Garten said his client's reaction had nothing to do with her decision to pump. "It was solely the fact that she...
  • New FReep Poll: CRUZ or TRUMP?

    07/28/2015 6:22:33 PM PDT · by parksstp · 167 replies
    Here ^ | 07-28-2015 | parksstp
    If your Primary or Caucus were being held TODAY and you could only vote for either TED CRUZ or DONALD TRUMP, but not both, and nobody else, who do you vote for and why?
  • Drive-Bys Attempt to Smear Trump with More of the Usual Crap, Fail Miserably

    07/28/2015 4:09:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They tried to get Trump, the Daily Beast, claiming that he raped Ivana, and they were foiled when Ivana came out and endorsed Trump. She talked about how much she loved Trump and they worked together raising their kids and so forth and it didn't happen. Now, Trump's lawyer went out there -- and Cohen, Michael Cohen -- and said that (summarized), "Well, there's no rape in marriage anyway. A spouse can't rape another spouse." So, that guy's been flogged, and Trump has straightened that out. But The Daily Beast, you will hear... The Daily Beast's source...
  • Hillary's Such a Terrible Candidate, Obama's Talking About a Third Term

    07/28/2015 3:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Craig in Scarsdale, New York. Great to have you on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I can't believe all these reporters out there who are just dumping on Trump. It's unbelievable. They gotta go back 30 years to find something that can actually stick to this guy. RUSH: No, no. They have to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: I'm sorry? RUSH: They had to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: To make up something. And not just that. Why don't we go back 30 years and look...
  • Krauthammer, Brit Hume comes down on Cruz: An act of ‘amazing hypocrisy’ to refuse to attack Trump

    07/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 07/28/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going after Donald Trump in the name of party solidarity — but being willing to attack one of his own party’s leaders. On Fox News’ “Special Report” Monday, commentator Brit Hume accused Cruz of hypocrisy. Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going...
  • How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?

    07/28/2015 12:10:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 227 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2015 | David Marcus
    Donald Trump is running for president. Many believed or hoped that the Donald’s latest foray into national politics was nothing more than a public-relations move, not a serious attempt to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But now that Trump holds the lead in national polls, as well as polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s time to take his campaign seriously. Media outlets like Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal, which are covering Trump’s run as an entertainment story, not a news story, are making a mistake. If Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, and has...
  • Donald Trump Lays Out Immigration plan On Hannity

    07/28/2015 8:58:58 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 75 replies
    Jul 27, 2015
    ABOUT https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=28&v=R43-aXfassY Donald Trump lays out his immigration (WITH DEPORTATION) plan to hannity. trump calls for good illegals to be sent back and let back in while keeping out the bad dudes.
  • Ivana Trump REJECTS rape allegations, says Donald Trump ‘would make an incredible president’

    07/28/2015 8:56:33 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/28/15 | The Right Scoop
    Well it looks like this who had hoped to capitalize on the old rape allegations from Trump’s divorce with his first wife Ivana Trump have just hit a huge roadblock by Ivana herself:
  • Fifteen Elephants and a Clown: The Donald’s life has been seven decades of buffoonery

    07/28/2015 7:35:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/28/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If there was a good reason to distrust presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it had to do with his views on abortion. Not his position per se — as difficult as it is to understand the pro-choice tendency, there are people of good faith on both sides of the abortion question — but the fact that he arrived at that position so late in life and at a moment when his change of heart was politically convenient. Even if we assume that this was not simple cowardly political calculation, as in the matter of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama’s evolving...
  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 189 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Adam Edelman
    Just a day after allegations reemerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy, saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” *snip* “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign,” she said. “Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president,” Ivana Trump, who divorced her husband in 1992, added.
  • Trump Supporters to CNN: We Need A Hero in the White House and That Is Donald Trump

    07/27/2015 5:42:56 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Trump supporters to CNN: We need a HERO in the White House and that is Donald Trump Posted by The Right Scoop on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:43 PM CNN interviewed Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire on why they support Donald Trump. Susan DeLemus, a legislator the New Hampshire State House, seemed to sum it up pretty well saying ‘we need a hero in the White House‘ and that Trump feels like that hero. She said he gives her hope again and that we need someone who will look out for the best interests of the people and listen...
  • Social Justice, American Style. Coming Soon To a Town Near You.

    07/28/2015 5:28:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-29-2015 | MOTUS
    First order of business today: Results of the first two playoffs in Round One of the Sweet Sixteen:Bracket A: Trump kiboshed Lucky Lindsey’s chance of becoming the country’s first historic white gay president. Bracket B: Rick Perry proved you have to do more than play bass in order to come in as second fiddle in this band. Just follow the detour signsHuckabee enjoyed a late-day surge as news of his criticism of Big Guy’s Built-a-Bomb-for-Iran plan circulated; alas, it was not enough to overcome Perry’s early lead.In other news, America’s first historic gay black president continued his multi-colored magical mystery...
  • Donald Trump's lawyer threatens reporter over ex-wife's claim: 'You cannot rape your spouse'

    07/28/2015 12:07:53 AM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    A lawyer and spokesman for current Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump issued a series of vulgar threats to a reporter on Monday, while falsely claiming that it was legal for a husband to rape his wife in New York. Michael Cohen, special counsel for the Trump Organization, threatened Canadian-American reporter Tim Mak of the Daily Beast with untold legal consequences in response to an article that resurfaced allegations that Trump had raped his then-wife Ivana. ... The Daily Beast story repeated details of a deposition relayed by a Trump biographer, who described the mogul as forcing himself on his then-wife...
  • Jeb Bush Tells MSNBC in Spanish Trump’s Immigration Comments ‘Hurt’ Him

    07/27/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Katie McHugh
    In an interview conducted solely in Spanish, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells MSNBC he’s “hurt” by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s strident criticisms of Mexican criminal aliens coming across the border. “I was hurt hearing somebody speaking in such a vulgar fashion. This makes solving this problem much more difficult. When we have politicians like that we cannot progress,” said Bush according to a translator. “In a political sense it was bad, and it creates an environment that is worse.”
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 252 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’ Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!…Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • CNN poll: 64% of Republicans prefer securing border and deportation of illegals over legalization

    07/27/2015 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    This should answer the question of why Donald Trump resonates with the Republican base. Despite having criticized Mitt Romney for being too hardline on immigration in 2012, Trump has until very recently embraced the hardline positions — and those turn out to be very popular among GOP voters. A new poll from CNN shows that normalizing the illegals who have been living here gets 55% support from the general public, but 64% of Republicans prefer deportation: The poll also finds Trump’s positions on immigration are at odds with those of most Americans, but may be providing him a boost in...
  • Donald Trump just showed why his campaign may be doomed

    07/27/2015 1:27:53 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 61 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 26 Jul 15 | Don Garver
    For the past six weeks, an overarching concern for the Republican Party has been the impact that Donald Trump might have on the GOP primary election — particularly the damage he could do on the debate stage by turning an already unmanageable 10-candidate forum into a full-on circus. On Sunday, though, Trump himself gave one of the clearest examples yet of why his candidacy is doomed to fail, and why, if handled properly, the debate stage could be his Waterloo. Trump called in to CNN's State of the Union on Sunday morning to speak with host Jake Tapper. Much of...
  • Can Trump Save America Alone?

    07/27/2015 4:07:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    In spite of the provocative nature of his seemingly unchecked comments, it’s clear that Donald Trump and his polarizing comments are not going away. After all, there’s something very attractive about a truth teller who‘s not afraid of expressing his views in a town known for political correctness, safe comments, and excuses. The faithful want more than campaign promises from politicians who once elected seem to get a strong case of Potomac Fever. Many wonder if fearless campaigning will translate into fearless, effective leadership. By Trump’s own admission, he’s beyond rich, rich enough not to need anyone’s campaign funds. He...
  • Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans (Same % as PPP Poll & down from 24% on 7/20

    07/27/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Staff
    Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging out rival Jeb Bush... Trump was backed by 18% of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain's war record. His lead over Bush, a former Florida governor who was at 15%, was within the poll's margin of error. ...
  • The MOTUS 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination Race Brackets

    07/27/2015 4:59:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-27-2015 | MOTUS
    Big Guy filled out his brackets ages ago, have you? It’s time to get started on the  GOP Presidential Nomination brackets since we have only a year before the Republican Convention, and we now have a “Sweet 16” grouping. I know FOX is only dealing with 10 candidates, butt what do you prefer – a  “Zen 10” or a “Sweet 16”? That’s what I thought.Here’s the way it works: I generated my bracket matchups by starting with the results of the ABC/WaPo poll conducted July 16-19 which I  then modified by using Chicago Rules – or as the lawyers put...
  • Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

    07/26/2015 5:47:19 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2015 | Timothy Noah
    Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now has a “foolproof” plan to defeat ISIL. He’s praised single-payer health care, yet loathes Obamacare. But a decade ago he proposed “health marts” that sound suspiciously like today’s Obamacare exchanges. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/will-the-real-donald-trump-please-stand-up-120607.html#ixzz3h07nXzMD
  • Donald Trump, a Figure of Contention, Hosting a Golf Major

    07/26/2015 6:22:51 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | Graham Ruthven
    TURNBERRY, Scotland — In the United States, Donald Trump is known as a tycoon, as an outspoken television personality and, now, as a presidential candidate. In Scotland, however, Trump is renowned primarily for his impact on the country’s golf scene — although here, too, he is a figure of contention. Trump’s interest in the sport’s homeland will fall under scrutiny this week as the Women’s British Open is held at his most recent purchase, Royal Turnberry — or Trump Turnberry as it is now labeled on every resort courtesy car, uniform lapel, item of merchandise and flat surface. The event...
  • DONALD TRUMP ENDORSES AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS [DISAPPOINTING, BUT NOT SURPRISING]

    07/26/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 211 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/26/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Disappointing, but not surprising. The depressing reality though that is that most of the Republican field has endorsed amnesty in one form or another. So this isn't much of a surprise. Trump is using his own vocabulary, but he's echoing the same amnesty talking points you could hear from Marco Rubio... or Barack Obama. During Friday's interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. "Well, the first thing we do is take the bad ones — of which there are, unfortunately, quite a few," said Trump,...
  • On Sunday, Donald Trump Showed Why His Campaign Is Doomed

    07/26/2015 1:51:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | July 26, 2015 | Rob Garver
    For the past six weeks, an overarching concern for the Republican Party has been the impact that Donald Trump might have on the GOP primary election – particularly the damage he could do on the debate stage by turning an already unmanageable 10-candidate forum into a full-on circus. On Sunday, though, Trump himself gave one of the clearest examples yet of why his candidacy is doomed to fail, and why, if handled properly, the debate stage could be his Waterloo. Trump has staked much of his campaign on his promise to solve what many of his supporters see as a...
  • CNN/ORC poll: Trump elbows his way to the top

    07/26/2015 11:00:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)In the first national telephone poll since Donald Trump earned rebukes from Republican leaders over his comments about Senator John McCain's military service, the real estate mogul has increased his support among GOP voters and now stands atop the race for the party's nomination. The new CNN/ORC Poll finds Trump at 18% support among Republicans, with former Florida governor Jeb Bush just behind at 15%, within the poll's margin of error. They are joined at the top of the pack by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, with 10% support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote. Trump's backing...
  • Donald Trump Compilation

    07/25/2015 6:16:09 PM PDT · by CowHampshire · 38 replies
    NH Tea Party Coalition ^ | 7/16/2015 | NHTPC
    A compilation of facts and articles on Trump, including people he is connected to, people he has donated money to, and how he would far against Hillary. This group does NOT endorse, but they will dig up facts on each candidate so you can decide for yourself.
  • Trump: Clinton email scandal is 'very serious' and 'very criminal'

    07/25/2015 5:25:03 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25 2015 | The Hill
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump on Saturday seized on new reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is under criminal investigation for her private email server, warning that “bad things have to happen.” “I don’t know how a person with that cloud over their head can actually be running for president,” Trump told a rally in Iowa. “If the prosecutors are honorable, if they’re fair, they’re just, sadly, bad things have to happen because what she did is very serious and very criminal,” he said.
  • Tea Party sours on Donald Trump

    07/19/2015 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    Even before Donald Trump found himself on defense for disparaging Sen. John McCain's military service, Sal Russo wasn't too impressed with the real estate mogul's presidential prospects. Russo knows a thing or two about populist uprisings and anti-establishment candidates. The former Reaganite spent eight weeks advising billionaire Ross Perot's third party campaign in 1992. In 2002, he consulted for a conservative challenger to moderate Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan in California's Republican gubernatorial primary (his candidate won the nomination). A few years later, Russo founded Tea Party Express, a group he still runs. On Saturday, Trump came under fire for...
  • Video: Donald Trump Event In Oskaloosa, Iowa

    07/25/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 93 replies
    Trump Campaign ^ | 7-25-15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump delivers remarks at his “Make America Great Again Rally & Picnic” in Oskaloosa, Iowa on July 25, 2015. In the middle of the speech, he declares ‘finally I can attack’ Scott Walker.
  • WATCH: Donald Trump Campaign Rally and Picnic in Iowa

    07/25/2015 4:04:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/25/15 | Mediaite TV
    Donald Trump is set to deliver remarks at his “Make America Great Again Rally & Picnic” in Oskaloosa, Iowa at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday. This is the same event that Trump banished the Des Moine Register from attending on Friday, after the paper issued an editorial critical of the 2016 GOP contender’s campaign. UPDATE — 07/25/15, 2:59 p.m. ET: Watch the speech below: http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-live-donald-trump-campaign-rally-and-picnic-in-iowa/
  • Glenn Spencer: Union Fears Trump Could Stop Illegals Entering U.S.

    07/25/2015 12:54:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Todd Beamon
    Union officials in Washington told local border patrol agents in Texas to not meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday because their ranks could be clipped by any success in stopping illegal immigrants from coming into the country, expert Glenn Spencer told Newsmax TV Friday. "They're afraid that if he was successful, they could probably cut back on the number of agents by 50 percent — and the union doesn't like that idea," Spencer, chairman of the American Border Patrol, told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "But he's doing a great job in calling attention to these serious...
  • What's Trump's Position In Cruz's Cabinet ?

    07/25/2015 10:00:38 AM PDT · by knarf · 82 replies
    self, various ^ | July 25, 2015 | knarf
    And Col West ... where will HE go ?
  • Trump Responds to Walker on Twitter

    07/25/2015 10:43:51 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 60 replies
    http://www.twitter.com ^ | 7/.25/2015 | Donald Trump
    Despot of the Delta alerted us to this on a thread. "Scott Walker, despite your coming to my office to give me an award, your very dumb fundraiser hit me very hard-not smart."