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  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Sarasota, FL (11-28-15)

    11/28/2015 7:55:56 AM PST · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/28/2015 | Youtube
    Should be interesting because Trump says in his latest twitter statement: "Virtually no-one has spent more money in helping the American people with disabilities than me. Will discuss today at my speech in Sarasota."
  • The Democrats’ Death Wish: The Disappearing Destiny of the Donkey Party

    11/27/2015 11:44:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Virgil
    ...........Yes, everything is different, now, for elite Democrats. As we have seen, they are inspired by the EU. And as we have also seen, they no longer worry about worker's wages-and that only makes sense, because the two big magnetic poles of the new Democratic coalition, Al Sharpton and George Soros, are both oblivious to wages. Why? Because Sharpton's core constituents aren't in the workforce; they make their living through welfare, not work. And as for Soros and his fellow billionaires, they couldn't be bothered to think about anything as microscopic as a mere wage. Meanwhile, Democratic politicos believe that...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Racially Discriminatory Hawaii Election

    11/27/2015 11:02:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Courtesy Shutterstock The Supreme Court has just issued an order (read it here) blocking the racially discriminatory separatist election in Hawaii. The order enjoins (stops) the counting of ballots and certification of results pending further order of the Supreme Court. I covered the electionhere and here at PJ Media. Only one race is permitted to register to vote with Hawaiian government officials for the separatist election.Hawaii has given a private organization millions of dollars to run the election. They believe these actions are constitutional. Judicial Watch has sued Hawaii, and the Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed an emergency...
  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    11/25/2015 12:29:49 PM PST · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2015 | Matea Gold and Robert Costa
    As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP presidential field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counter-punches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year.
  • Rubio backer is behind new anti-Ted Cruz add

    11/24/2015 1:29:29 PM PST · by ripnbang · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    The political operative behind the nonprofit that just began attacking Ted Cruz in Iowa is a Marco Rubio backer who served as a co-host of a fundraiser for the Florida senator last week. Sean Noble is the founder of American Encore, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, which is paying $200,000 to air an ad in Des Moines that accuses Cruz of voting to “weaken national security” and urges him to “stop leading from behind.” Noble said that while he personally is backing Rubio — he served as a co-host of scotch and cigars fundraiser in Arizona last week — his group is...
  • Attack Of The Jeb! :for decades, the candidate has been petty and vindictive.

    Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his face contorted in a scowl, doesn’t get up to greet Alex Villalobos when the big-eyed 42-year-old state senator enters the dimly lit office connected to the executive suite of Tallahassee’s Capitol building. It’s early May 2006, shortly after the last day of the legislative session, and Villalobos is seething. He’s recently been banished from party leadership and his oak-lined office in the Capitol — largely because he voted against the governor’s pet project: making school vouchers part of the state constitution and doing away with a law that limits class sizes in the state’s schools....
  • American Holiday Travelers Warned: Terror Attacks Likely

    11/23/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by GilGil · 66 replies
    Newsmax/Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Newsmax/Reuters
    As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, the State Department warned that potential attackers could target private or government interests. "Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of (Islamic State) return from Syria and Iraq," it said. "Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis."
  • Trump Tops Clinton As Cruz Crushes Crashing "Clueless" Carson

    11/22/2015 3:54:33 PM PST · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The latest poll following the attacks in Paris, by Fox News, shows Donald Trump moving ahead of Democrat-front-runner Hillary Clinton (in a head-to-head match up if the election were held today), but it is the turmoiling below the surface of the GOP nominations that is garnering most headlines. After a week or two of hope for GOP leadership, as Ben Carson appeared to catch up to Trump, the retired neurosurgon's lies and weakness on foreign policy ("he clearly has no idea what he's talking about," as one Iowa GOP insider noted), have sent his poll numbers reeling... and Cruz surging....
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll

    11/22/2015 7:18:15 AM PST · by GilGil · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Running second is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 22 percent. Both figures...
  • 50 US Spies: The Obama Admin Manipulates Our Reports, Threatens Us If We Speak Out

    11/21/2015 10:41:15 AM PST · by blueyon · 57 replies
    TruthandAction ^ | 11/21/15 | ???
    More than 50 spies working for the military have come out with shocking allegations: according to them, the Obama administration has taken their painfully honest assessments of the war against ISIS and effectively reinterpreted them to paint a rosy picture of things that reflects well on the president’s efforts against the terrorist group. The spies specifically went out of their way to clarify that it wasn’t just a matter of rogue agents telling falsehoods to advance their own careers. Rather, as one of the operatives involved said, “The cancer was within the senior level of command,” revealing how high this...
  • Louisiana to choose governor today

    11/21/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies ^ | Updated 11/21 2015 10:22AM | Nancy Cook
    Today, Louisianans are going to the polls to decide who will lead the state for the next four years. In what was arguably the state's most interesting primary elections since 1987, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter ended up in the top two slots in the Oct. 24 primary election. Edwards finished in first place among the four gubernatorial candidates receiving votes in the double digits in that primary election, garnering 40 percent of the vote - almost double those of his nearest contender, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who received 23 percent. Back in May a...
  • How Ted Cruz is locking up the evangelical vote

    11/20/2015 8:46:34 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/20/2015 | Katie Gluek
    DES MOINES — The hearts of many evangelical voters, polls suggest, are with Ben Carson. But increasingly, their leaders’ heads are with Ted Cruz. While the Texas senator trails the retired pediatric neurosurgeon by double digits in national surveys, prominent evangelical leaders and political operatives who work with the Christian conservative movement say it's the well-funded Cruz who has made the bigger organizational effort with politically active church goers. He’s rounding up the very grass-roots leaders who wield influence with this crucial Republican voting bloc. And here in Iowa, where endorsements have often predicted caucus winners, that matters. "Cruz has...
  • Poll: Vitter riding typhoon with Syria Refugee issue, down by only 4 against Edwards (47%-43%)

    The Fat Lady ain't singing. Not yet. Shades of the 1993 election in which Mary Landrieu rode the wave of the Sugar crises in South America, David Vitter, behind in the polls, all runoff season, is building a typhoon over the international Paris terrror crises. In the last poll of the runoff, John C. Convillion of JMC Analytics notes the race has now dropped to 4 percent difference. Weeks ago, Edwards led by 22 points.
  • Is there, under the Constitution of the USA, any way to force a sooner election?

    11/20/2015 5:05:11 AM PST · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 61 replies
    11-20-2015 | Self
    I was pondering this and cannot come up with any way to do it, within the guidelines of our US Constitution. Is it possible to force a special election for president, before the next one scheduled on Nov 8, 2016?
  • Arrested Trump Rally Protester is Convicted Bomber of Marine Recruitment Center

    11/19/2015 3:27:16 PM PST · by LS · 185 replies
    t would appear that Donald Trump got the Secret Service detail just in the nick of time. One of the protesters from Trump’s campaign stop in Massachusetts yesterday is named Peter Rondon. He was arrested and convicted for trying to bomb a Marine Recruitment center in ’05: A Domestic Terrorist! MASSACHUSETTS – “Police removed Rondon after he stood on his chair and started yelling “racist,” according to a police report. Police said he was deliberately pushing and bumping people around him. “Rondon was forcefully removed from the event by police. “Court records show Rondon was arrested in 2005 after being...
  • Chart That Could Decide the 2016 Election And it doesn’t look great for Democrats.

    11/19/2015 4:32:25 AM PST · by expat_panama · 34 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 18, 2015 | David Dayen
    At first glance, the economy appears to be in a decent position to chug along or even improve—and bode well for the Democrats in 2016. But that first look may be deceiving. To the extent that real-world events... [snip] Fortunately for Democrats, the Federal Reserve predicts 2016 growth at 2.4 percent, in line with other economists’ projections. Unemployment has fallen to the lowest rate in seven years. With threats of a debt-limit default or government shutdown (mostly) contained, self-inflicted wounds from Washington are unlikely. At first glance, the economy appears to be in a decent position to chug along...
  • Reuters: Trump 36, Carson 14.6, Rubio 11, Cruz 7.8 (per Drudge)

    11/18/2015 4:44:45 AM PST · by LS · 55 replies
    (Sorry I can't seem to post the link)
  • These presidential candidates depend on Wall Street the most

    11/17/2015 12:50:58 PM PST · by GilGil · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/17/2015 | Rick Newman
    Hillary Clinton is the obvious Wall Street favorite among the three Democrats in the presidential race, with $6.3 million in financial-industry funding. That amounts to 6.4% of all donations. That might make her an easy target for leftist Democrats Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders, who in the latest Democratic debate attacked the close ties Clinton developed with Wall Street while she was a senator from New York. The tactic seems to have worked: Clinton defended herself with a convoluted explanation involving the 9-11 terrorist attacks, which became the most controversial issue spawned by the debate.
  • Another Poll Has The Governor’s Race At 48-42 For Edwards (Vitter closing the gap?)

    This one is by RRH Elections, which is an offshoot polling operation of Red Racing Horses - a political junky blog we frequent often. They've decided to take up collections from their readers and poll races, and the LAGOV race is the latest project within that effort. The poll is an IVR, which is a robopoll, and the sample size is 359 voters. It was apparently taken in two tranches - Nov. 12 and last night. That's not great, but there is some method to the madness here which might offer some credibility to the results. From the poll memo...
  • UMass:Trump and Carson Have a Dominant Hold on Likely Republican Primary Voters

    11/16/2015 7:06:35 PM PST · by GilGil · 14 replies
    UMass Amherst ^ | 11/16/2015 | Jared Sharpe
    Poll also indicates that if one of those two candidates were to leave the race, the other would benefit significantly. Overall, Trump leads the Republican field with 31 percent of likely Republican voters listing him as their first choice, based on a nationwide online survey of 318 likely Republican primary voters conducted by YouGov America under the direction of the UMass Poll from Nov. 5-13. Carson comes in second at 22 percent, followed by Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio at 13 percent and 9 percent, respectively. No other candidate was able to garner 5 percent support. The poll also...
  • Hillary is ‘often confused,’ says trusted aide Huma in fresh emails

    11/16/2015 4:59:09 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/16/2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's longtime aide said her boss is “often confused” and needs plenty of guidance to understand the schedule, according fresh emails out Monday. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released new emails from Huma Abedin that show her concern among her State Department staff on making sure Clinton knew whom to call. In one email exchange on Jan. 26, 2013, Abedin asks fellow staffer Monica Hanley whether Clinton knows to call Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Hanley replies: "She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call. Will...
  • Aide Huma Abedin Warning State Department Staffer That Hillary Clinton Is “Often Confused”

    11/16/2015 1:12:03 PM PST · by GilGil · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/16/2015 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin revealing that Abedin advised Clinton aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was “very important” to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.” The emails, from Abedin’s “” address, also reveal repeated security breaches, with the Secretary’s schedule and movements being sent and received through Abedin’s non-governmental and unsecured Clinton server account. The emails document requests for special State Department treatment for a Clinton Foundation associate and Abedin’s mother, a controversial...
  • Trump speaking in Beaumont, Teas in a few minutes

    11/14/2015 9:59:42 AM PST · by GilGil · 145 replies
    RSBN TV ^ | 11/14/2015 | self
    Trump speech to start in the net 5 minutes in Beaumont, Texas. It will be very, very interesting to see how he handles the Paris attacks. This could be the most defining speech for him of his candidacy.
  • German elections

    11/14/2015 7:50:17 AM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    self | 11/14/2015 | self
    Does anyone know when the next national elections will be held in Germany? Merkel has got to go.
  • Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Trump Surges Among Likely GOP Primary Voters ( 42% for Trump)

    11/13/2015 4:31:22 PM PST · by GilGil · 80 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/13/2015 | staff
    Trump has leapt some 17 percentage points among likely Republican voters since Nov. 6, when he was essentially tied with Ben Carson at about 25 percent. Trump now captures 42 percent of those voters while Carson has fallen off slightly. Among all Republicans – not simply likely primary voters – Trump holds a substantial edge over Carson, at 34 percent to about 20 percent, according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll.
  • Trump to Speak at Sunshine Summit Live at 5:20 p.m. EDT Right Now

    11/13/2015 2:11:39 PM PST · by true believer forever · 88 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | November 13, 2015 | true believer forever
    Trump will be speaking at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando live at 5:20 p.m. EDT
  • Obama Legacy in State Offices: A Shrinking Democratic Share

    11/12/2015 10:41:25 AM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Nov 2015 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Michael D. Shear and Alan Blinder
    Young, telegenic and media-savvy, State Auditor Adam Edelen looked like a shoo-in for re-election when Democrats gathered in a horse barn here for a buffet dinner late last month. Most figured he would go on to challenge Senator Rand Paul, whose Republican presidential bid is faltering even as he seeks re-election. Now a Paul-Edelen matchup is off the table. Kentucky Democrats, including Mr. Edelen, were trounced last week in an election that swept aside decades of their dominance over state government — and added Mr. Edelen to a growing list of Democrats across the country who have suffered painful defeats...
  • University with 100% Accuracy Record Predicts Bernie Sanders Will Be The Next President

    11/12/2015 3:53:04 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies ^ | 11/12/15 | Matt Terzi
    When Western Illinois University puts together their annual mock presidential election, some pundits tend to perk up and pay attention. After all, they accurately predicted Barack Obama’s presidential win in 2007, and his narrower reelection win in 2011, after the same system had been used to astonishingly predict every presidential election since 1975 with 100% accuracy. The results of WIU’s 2015 mock election are in, and if you tend to take the mainstream media seriously, the results of that election will more than likely surprise you: Bernie Sanders won the presidency, then the general election… and he did both in...
  • The top ten things to say to a Liberal when Donald Trump is elected President.

    11/11/2015 9:05:30 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Archives | 2015-11-12 | Unknown
    1. Your papers, please. 2. Are you going to Bible study tonight? You know, its mandatory now. 3. I hear Canada is beautiful in the winter. 4. I think I saw your name on the 'red list'. 5. Don't feel so bad, you still have Hollywood. 6. There was a guy in an unmarked Suburban asking about you. 7. Now that you're a minority, you can get affirmative action. 8. I picked up a copy of Fahrenheit 911 for 50 cents at Wal-Mart. 9. Did you hear they have Fox News in Canada now? 10. Your draft notice should be...
  • Trump doubles down on debate claim: ‘Wages are too high’

    11/11/2015 10:38:30 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his argument that American wages are “too high” after making a similar claim during Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate. “We have to become competitive with the world. Our taxes are too high, our wages are too high, everything is too high,” he said Wednesday morning during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “What's going to happen is now people are going to start firing people.” Trump’s comments came when asked about the minimum wage, which he explained during Tuesday night’s debate on Fox Business News and reiterated on Wednesday. He said both times...
  • EXCLUSIVE: You'll Never Guess Who Ronda Rousey Is Backing for President

    11/11/2015 7:53:21 AM PST · by Rodamala · 39 replies
    Maxim ^ | November 10, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    As Bernie Sanders prepares to enter the primary-season Octagon against arch-rival Hillary Clinton, he can take some comfort in the fact that the world's most popular MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey, has come out swinging in his corner. In a recent interview with Maxim, the undefeated UFC champion, who defends her bantamweight belt against Holly Holm on Saturday, pledged her support to the progressive Vermont Senator, who is the only "democratic socialist" in Congress. And she's hoping her political muscle serves as an electoral armbar that will send him all the way to the White House. "I'm voting for Bernie Sanders,...
  • [You Tube User's Video Comments] Here is why I do not trust Dr. Ben Carson

    11/09/2015 4:02:17 PM PST · by Marie · 23 replies
    Joshua Rojas on YouTube ^ | Published on November 7, 2015 | Joshua Rojas
    Kids are paying attention. (video at the link)
  • Anti-Mass Migration Conservatives Win Croatia Election

    11/09/2015 6:21:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies ^ | November 9, 2015 | Reuters
    Croatia’s conservative opposition won the country’s first election since it joined the European Union in 2013, partial results from Sunday’s election showed, but its narrow victory meant lengthy coalition talks were likely to follow in the next days or weeks.
  • Myanmar election: Results expected in freest elections in decades [Burma]

    11/08/2015 11:46:17 PM PST · by deks · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2015 | Euan McKirdy, Ivan Watson, Pamela Boykoff, CNN
    Millions of Burmese took to the polls Sunday in an election billed as the country's freest vote in a quarter-century. Victory for [Aung San] Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy, would weaken the power of the military-linked party, which is led by President Thien Sein, a former general. In Yangon, the country's largest city, people lined up at polling stations before sunrise. Pro-democracy supporters are optimistic the election could be the beginning of real change in the country, which has been isolated for decades due to its repressive military-dominated government. While the administration of current President Thein Sein...
  • Is Hillary Clinton Obama’s 3rd term?

    11/08/2015 9:04:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/15 | Judi McLeod
    The Democrat establishment and their boot-licking mainstream media will brand all attempts to fight them off as ‘conspiracies’ In 2008, the Democrats pulled a big-eared rabbit out of the hat. A senator, with a sketchy attendance record, whose only claim to fame was community organizing with unrepentant domestic terrorist Billy Ayers, was ushered into the Oval Office, masqueraded as ‘the Messiah’ and life, not just in America but the world over, was never to be the same. Unvetted by the mainstream media, no one could say from whence Barack Obama came, but time soon proved that he was America’s very...
  • Attack ad slams Vitter for choosing 'prostitutes over patriots' (Edwards gets down and dirty)

    The latest attack ad targeting Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in the Louisiana gubernatorial race claims that he chose "prostitutes over patriots." The 30-second spot contrasts Vitter with opponent Louisiana state Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) on their commitment to the armed forces. "The choice for governor couldn't be more clear: John Bel Edwards, who answered our country's call and served as a Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division," the ad begins, "or David Vitter, who answered a prostitute's call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of freedom." "David Vitter chose prostitutes...
  • Hillary Boasts ‘I Am Unstoppable’ [semi-satire]

    11/07/2015 1:17:34 PM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proclaimed her election next year as "inevitable. Nominally, Bernie Sanders is still in the race, but since he virtually endorsed me at the debate I think he's seen the writing on the wall and will soon follow Webb and Chafee to the exit." She was even more dismissive of the Republican candidates calling them "an assortment of nuts oblivious to what it takes to govern. If we are to believe the polls, GOP voters are rejecting the one candidate who has a successful record of governing...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Appeals Court to Halt Race-Based, Separatist Election in Hawaii

    11/07/2015 7:04:23 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov 5 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed an Urgent Motion for Injunction with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to stop a race-based, state-sponsored, Hawaiians only election that violates the fundamental constitutional rights of American citizens (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 15-17134)). The motion asks that the Appeals Court enjoin the counting of ballots, now scheduled for November 30, until the resolution of a Judicial Watch appeal of an earlier district court ruling in the case (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 1:15-cv-00322))....
  • Latino anchor babies spew vulgarities at Trump in offensive video ad

    11/06/2015 6:17:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | Friday, November 06, 2015
    Friday, November 06, 2015 Latino anchor babies spew vulgarities at Trump in offensive video ad WARNING: Vulgarities throughout ad - unfiltered The pro-immigrant group "Deport Racism" is behind a vulgar new video with children calling Trump a "racist d#ick" "mother f###er" and Trump supporters "racist suckers." When asked his thoughts about this video Cuban-rooted presidential candidate Marco Rubio said the video was "Disgusting," and asked "What kind of parents allows their kids to do this?" Fox News' Geraldo Rivera, an immigration advocate, said the video border along the line of child abuse.
  • Eating Our Own (Vanity)

    11/06/2015 6:16:40 AM PST · by refreshed · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/06/2015 | Refreshed
    It is unfortunate, but it always seems as if the Republicans strive much harder to wound fellow candidates for office than Democrats. I have also noticed this trend on FreeRepublic. Instead of waiting to see how things shake out and making a defense for our choice, there have been concerted efforts to make fools of candidates (and the posters that defend them) that do most things right, but might have an area or made a decision with which we disagree. Instead of discussions being based on ideology, mockery, derision and lampooning ensure our candidate is bleeding and vulnerable when it...
  • Fox Business debate: Christie, Huckabee bumped from main stage; Graham, Pataki out

    11/05/2015 4:12:14 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 54 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have failed to qualify for the prime time Republican debate on November 10, making them the first top-tier candidates to be relegated to the undercard round, Fox Business Network announced Thursday. Meanwhile, former New York Governor George Pataki and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham failed to qualify for the undercard debate, meaning they will not appear at all when Republicans gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, next week.
  • Jeb Bush guarantees victory in N.H. as poll numbers fall

    11/05/2015 12:56:28 PM PST · by Red Badger · 117 replies ^ | 11/5/15 1:13 PM | By Ryan Lovelace
    Jeb Bush guaranteed victory in New Hampshire's first in the nation primary. Despite tanking poll numbers, the governor told WMUR he remains confident he can win. "I'm going to win it," Bush said. "Is it a must-win for you?" asked WMUR's John DiStaso. "Oh, I'm going to win it," Bush repeated. "I honestly believe I'm going to win New Hampshire."
  • Republican Lt. Gov. Endorses Vitter’s Democratic Rival (Vitter in trouble)

    Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican who was eliminated from the state's gubernatorial race in the jungle primary last month, has endorsed Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican Sen. David Vitter. Dardenne announced his support for Edwards at a news conference at Louisiana State University on Thursday, a day after the Vitter campaign rolled out an endorsement of its own from former Republican Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster. The race has split Team Dardenne, which, along with supporters of Republican Scott Angelle, came up short in the October primary. Earlier this month, Dardenne's spokeswoman, Marsanne Golsby, announced her support for...
  • NY Times: In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (and teens will commit suicide because of this)

    11/05/2015 8:21:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide — and maybe succeed — because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders. [Snip] As opponents of the ordinance celebrate their victory this week, transgender people across...

    11/05/2015 7:06:13 AM PST · by shortstop · 16 replies ^ | 11/05/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Tuesday, at the voting booth, America took a hard turn in the Republican direction. In race after race and state after state, the big winners at the ballot box were Republican candidates and Republican principles. I know why. It’s because the Democrat brand sucks. It’s because Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and any number of their hangers on have turned their party into something hostile to the beliefs and lives of an increasing number of Americans. Let me give you some examples. The Democrat Party is the party of people who hate the cops. If you think cops are...
  • Cold Anger - The First Signs of The Proud Vulgarians...

    11/04/2015 8:32:32 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 11-04-2015 | sundance
    November 4, 2015 Cold Anger - The First Signs of The Proud Vulgarians... by sundance It needed a name: Cold Anger We shared it was coming:September […] On the drive to and from the East Coast, I paid attention to the billboards and bumper-stickers. Folks, the people in “Fly over” country are PISSED, from the guy that guides hunters, to the mayors of towns and cities, to state senators congressmen and Governors who are voting to arrest and imprison federal law enforcement officials for enforcing federal gun laws that don’t agree with state law … The political pendulum has never,...
  • Is Ben Carson's campaign one big con?

    11/04/2015 6:18:09 PM PST · by Amntn · 98 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/4/15 | Paul Waldman
    Ben Carson's presidential campaign is many things. A curiosity, an oddity, a fascinating yet disturbing commentary on today's Republican Party? Absolutely. But there's also some reason to believe that it's a giant confidence game. That isn't to say that Carson isn't genuinely trying to become president. He has even moved into the lead in a couple of recent national polls. But the inner workings of his campaign will look awfully familiar to those who understand how one right-wing movement has been bilking gullible conservatives over the last half-century. Like many outsider candidates, Carson is relying on small donors to raise...
  • Will Democrats show up to Vote next year (Vanity)

    11/04/2015 8:46:53 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 26 replies
    Myself | 11/4/15 | Myself
    With yesterday's elections, the speculation of voter turnout for 2016 has started. On another thread, a question was posted postulating that election results in certain areas might improve democrat voter turnout. I have been contemplating this and would like feedback on some thoughts and theories. Reagan's landslide came after Carter. Many democrats voted for Reagan because, among other things, Carter was a dissaster by most objective measurements. I knew folks (lifelong democrats) that, to this day, don't want to talk about whether or not they voted for Carter. But a lot of democrats simply didn't show up to vote. Ambivalence...
  • Democrats Credit ‘Trump-Mania’ for Matt Bevin’s Shock Victory in Kentucky Governor Race

    11/04/2015 5:51:12 AM PST · by libstripper · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association, Elisabeth Pearson, issued a statement Tuesday night crediting Donald Trump with creating the political conditions of ‘outsider’ popularity that allowed Republican Matt Bevin to win the Kentucky governor’s race over Democrat candidate Jack Conway. . . . ““Attorney General Jack Conway ran a strong campaign focused on the issues that matter to Kentuckians: good schools, good-paying jobs and economic opportunity,” Pearson said. “Unfortunately, he ran into the unexpected headwinds of Trump-mania, losing to an outsider candidate in the year of the outsider. While Jack Conway came up just short tonight, his presence...
  • Donald Trump Tweets a Picture of Jeb Bush Next to a Swastika

    11/04/2015 5:02:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 93 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 4 2015, 7:05 am ET | Cassandra Vinograd
    Donald Trump posted a tweet Tuesday featuring a Nazi swastika next to a picture of GOP rival Jeb Bush.