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  • James O’Keefe, a Political Sleuth, to Stalk Campaigns for Wrongdoing

    09/01/2015 1:10:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/1/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. O’Keefe’s team — which he billed as an investigative SEAL Team Six — fired an opening salvo on Tuesday by calling a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington to reveal a purported violation of campaign finance laws by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s staff members. In a five-minute video compilation, Veritas showed senior members of Mrs. Clinton’s team appearing to accept a donation from a Canadian women at Mrs. Clinton’s campaign announcement rally in exchange for hats and pins bearing the candidate’s name. The staff members — Molly Barker and Erin Tibe — express awareness that they cannot...
  • Trump's Campaign Helping Democratic Party

    09/01/2015 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 39 replies
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | 8-31-15 | Bill O'Reilly
    "With Trump getting so much attention, the Democratic record has been obscured. Consider this -- about two million more citizens live in poverty since President Obama took office. Poverty among women has increased by one million. Among blacks, the poverty rate is up nearly one-and-a-half percent since the president was first elected. Median income for all Americans has dropped an average of $2,000 since 2009. That is an economic disaster. Yet few Americans really know the stats."
  • How to Lose a Winnable Election

    08/31/2015 5:26:20 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 57 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/31/2015 | David Catron
    Here’s some electoral history that Donald Trump’s supporters should consider before voting in their GOP primaries: Since 1972, no Republican presidential candidate has won a general election with less than 30 percent of the Hispanic vote. Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes received between 30 and 40 percent in their successful presidential bids. All of the GOP losers from 1976 through 2012 received between 24 and 27 percent of the Hispanic vote. This includes George H. W. Bush, who lost in 1992 after his percentage eroded to 25 percent from the 30 percent he garnered in his successful 1988 campaign. It’s...
  • About those "Unfavorables" . . .

    08/30/2015 9:07:14 AM PDT · by LS · 28 replies
    self | 8/30/2015 | LS
    Today, many reporters and political observers are scratching holes in their heads wondering how Donald Trump not only has maintained his lead in almost every state, unbroken, but has now done the politically impossible and reversed his "unfavorable/favorable" numbers. Except "reversed" doesn't quite explain the astounding (to some people) inversion of the numbers. As Washington Post's Chris Cilizza gasped, Trump went from 27% favorable/63% unfavorable in the May Des Moines Register poll to 61% favorable/35% unfavorable in the latest poll. But it's not the only one. Several other national and state polls have mirrored this tectonic shift. Pollsters and focus-groupers,...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump blazes to lead; Carson quietly rises

    08/29/2015 4:52:16 PM PDT · by LS · 87 replies
    Gannett / Des Moines Register ^ | 7:22 p.m. CDT August 29, 2015 | by Jennifer Jacobs, DES MOINES REGISTER AND TRIBUNE LS
  • Hillary claimed in 2003 that she was 'adamantly against illegal immigrants'

    08/28/2015 9:34:23 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies ^ | 5/7/2015 | David Martosko
    'I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants,' Clinton told the John Gambling Radio Show in February 2003, when she was in her third year as a U.S. senator. 'Certainly we’ve got to do more at our borders,' she added. 'And people have to stop employing illegal immigrants.' On Tuesday in Las Vegas, however, Hillary told a room full of high school-age illegal immigrants that if she becomes America's next president, 'I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship.'
  • Election Group: 141 U.S. Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People

    08/27/2015 11:02:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Schoffstall
    A public interest law firm is threatening to bring lawsuits against more than 100 counties across the United States that appear to have more registered voters than living residents. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a law firm dedicated to election integrity based in Indiana, recently sent statutory notice letters to election officials in 141 counties putting them on notice of their discoveries. The group says if action is not taken to correct the questionable voter rolls, they will bring lawsuits against every single county on the list. “Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J....
  • Pennsylvania launches online voter registration

    08/27/2015 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies ^ | 08/27/2015 | Myles Snyder
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – State officials have launched Pennsylvania’s online voter registration system. The online registration application, hosted by the Department of State, is available for use by eligible citizens at The new site also allows registered voters to easily update their voter record with a change of name, address or party affiliation, and voters may use the site to ask for help at their polling place. Governor Tom Wolf, who promised online registration when he ran for the office last year, said it will make the voting experience more convenient and accessible.
  • Which Presidential Candidates Are Winning the Money Race

    08/27/2015 5:26:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | UPDATED Aug. 1, 2015
    On July 31, “super PACs” supporting presidential candidates filed reports with the Federal Election Commission providing the first complete picture of how the campaigns, super PACs and other groups supporting the candidates are raising and spending money.
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/27/2015 5:25:25 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 55 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Referring to Donald Trump and his proposals for a wall and immigration, Bush said, “How are you going to stop all of the remittances without violating their civil rights? This guy is now the front runner, he should be held accountable as I am, he should be asked how he should pay for it. Why don’t you prove to me it’s practical?” “I’ll tell you what they say on the border,” Bush continued, “it would tear apart their community, would hurt their economic activity, and it’s not needed, and there are better ways to deal with this…”
  • Birthday Dream Comes True

    08/26/2015 9:11:12 PM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 4 replies
    8/26/2015 | Self
    I Made My Case
  • How Jeb Bush Funneled Pension Money to Lehman Before Getting a $1.3 Million a Year Consulting

    08/26/2015 12:37:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    SilverDoctors ^ | 08/26/2015 | Michael Krieger
    For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses. But for Jeb Bush personally, his enduring...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech in Dubuque, IA

    08/25/2015 5:53:33 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 19 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-25-15 | Donald Trump
    Trump's speech @ Dubuque from earlier. Was watching on Fox and they cut it off right after Greta.
  • Trump: I wanted Bush impeached (2008)

    08/25/2015 10:21:05 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15th, 2008 | Alexander Mooney
    Business mogul Donald Trump told CNN Wednesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should have sought to impeach President Bush when she had the chance. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Trump said the president and his administration deliberately lied about the Iraq war, and congressional Democrats missed an opportunity to impeach him when the party took control of Congress in 2006. "I was surprised that she didn't do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush," Trump said. "It was almost - it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out...
  • Report: Every Deported Illegal Household Saves Taxpayers More than $700,000

    08/24/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/24/15 | Julia Hahn
    Advocates for mass-migration are using skewed financial claims to smear Donald Trump’s popular border proposals, which actually would help revive the near-bankrupt Social Security and Medicare programs. For every illegal migrant household that leaves the United States under Trump’s plan, Americans would recoup nearly three-quarters of a million dollars ($719,350), according to 2010 data collected by Heritage scholar Robert Rector. The lifetime savings accrued from one deported illegal household would provide funds for 125 low-income inner city students to receive the maximum Pell Grant award in 2015-2016 ($5,775); it could cover the cost of pre-kindergarten for 90 at-risk children (around...

    08/24/2015 10:31:33 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies ^ | 24 Aug 2015 | y CHARLIE SPIERING
    Back in Washington D.C. after an extended vacation, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sat down for lunch today while reports suggest that the vice president is “leaning towards” a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton’s Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

    08/24/2015 5:45:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare—a move that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was optional and up to state discretion—is a sore subject for fiscal conservatives and led to him being, not just left out of an event held in his backyard, but attacked by several of the event’s speakers, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and AFP President Tim Phillips. Obamacare critics do not like how the law allows Medicaid, originally enacted as a safety net to provide health coverage for poor mothers and children, to be expanded to cover able-bodied, working-age adults. Federal funds cover the costs...
  • Director Clint Eastwood Just Made a HUGE Announcement About Donald Trump!

    08/21/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by GilGil · 126 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 10, 2015 | TPIWriter
    We know that Clint Eastwood is a true patriot who makes bold, pro-American films. “American Sniper” – the box office smash hit about NAVY Seal Chris Kyle – has been viewed by millions around the world. Now, Clint Eastwood has shared his opinion on Donald Trump in a huge way. Not only does Eastwood support him, but he’s speaking on behalf of Trump in California, Arizona, and Nevada!
  • How All The Candidates Fit In The Overall GOPe Road Map – “The Big Picture”….

    08/21/2015 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 20 2015 | Sundance
    Hopefully this outline will be the last one needed to fully understand the (Wall Street, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, K-Street) RNC/GOPe plan. And more specifically, how each of the candidates lines up within the construct for the 2016 GOP Primary. Many political detractors have viewed the prior information as “conspiracy theory” or “tin foil hat” thinking. That’s fine, we’ve been following this since October of 2013 and it’s doubtful anyone who has not simultaneously followed along could possibly grasp the entire construct, almost two years of data, in a short period of absorption. The fact-finding need to fully grasp the...
  • Trump calls O'Malley a 'disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby

    08/21/2015 7:58:17 AM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 21 August 2015 | Nick Gass
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley apologized “like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby” for his remark that “all lives matter,” Donald Trump said in an excerpt of a new interview aired Friday on Fox News. In an interview with Jeanine Pirro for her program “Justice” set to air Saturday night, Trump said that the former Maryland governor did not need to say he was sorry. “And then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby. And that’s the problem with our country,” Trump said, according to a clip aired on “Fox and Friends.” O’Malley, in...
  • GOP 2016 Presidential Debate and Primary Victory Predictions -- 2015-08-20

    08/20/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    http://www.Engineering-Excellence.US ^ | 2015-08-20 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2015-08-20 ... Thursday FreeRepublic's Patton@Bastogne's predictions for the GOP 2016 Presidential Primaries ======================================= Wednesday, September 16, 2015 CNN Republican Primary Debate Location: Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA Moderator(s): Jake Tapper Trump-1 Ted Cruz-2 Ben Carson-3 ======================================= Wednesday, October 28, 2015 CNBC Republican Debate Trump-1 Ted Cruz-2 Mike Huckabee-3 ======================================= November, 2015* Fox Business/WSJ Republican Debate Location: Wisconsin Trump-1 Ted Cruz-2 Carly Fiorina-3 ======================================= December 15, 2015 CNN/Salem Republican Debate Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Trump-1 Ted Cruz-2 John Kasisch-3 ======================================= Monday, February 1: Iowa caucuses Trump-1 Mike Huckabee-2 John Kasisch-3 Candidate Exit: Rand Paul endorses John Kasisch, Candidate Exit:...
  • Google Technology will elect next president

    08/20/2015 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, an Obama-ravaged American public should brace itself. With Google power out in full force, it is all but inevitable that Hillary Clinton will be sworn in as the 45th US President, ready or not Burning question no one’s asking about the ongoing Hillary Clinton secret email scandal: Why would a seasoned politician whose portfolio includes serving as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State hire a Mom & Pop type operation to handle her emails when Search Engine Giant Google—including Teddy Goff Obama campaign’s digital director—is already managing the technology end of her presidential campaign? Google doesn’t operate from a...
  • Quinnipiac Swing State Poll (FL, OH, PA) Trump leads GOP in FL, PA

    08/20/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Very strangely reported poll because the very first thing they highlight is BIDEN vs Bush, Rubio, or Trump. The second thing they highlight is a "third party run" by Trump in which Hillary wins. When they finally get to the real world as it now stands, Trump beats Hillary by two in FL (43-41), Bush wins by 11, Rubio by 12. But neither Bush nor Rubio can beat Trump for the GOP nod there. In OH, Kasich leads Trump 27-21, but in the general, Clinton ahead of Bush by 2, ahead of Trump by 6, Rubio beats Clinton by 2...
  • Trump's Wall: It's about more than bricks and mortar

    08/20/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by LS · 29 replies
    self | 8/20/2015 | LS
    Watching the New Hampshire Town Hall last night, something just dawned on me. I admit, I'm slow sometimes. Trump returned to his "wall" and added "It will be a beautiful wall," suggesting that someday they might call it the "Trump Wall." Everyone laughed. I'm not sure that even Trump thought seriously about that. And yet, the wall has taken on a political life of its own and there are good reasons Trump continues to return to it as a focal point of his talks. That's because the wall is about so much more than immigration and controlling our borders. It's...
  • Video: Donald Trump FULL Press Conference in Derry, NH

    08/19/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 31 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-19-15 | Donald Trump
    The Donald's press conference right before the town hall in New Hampshire, which is still going on right now. He was hitting on all cylinders tonight, boy I tell you what. On his game.
  • NBC News Election Night 1980

    08/19/2015 4:05:46 PM PDT · by Signalman · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/8/2014 | memoryretro
    The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. The contest was between incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, former California Governor Ronald Reagan, as well as Republican Congressman John B. Anderson, who ran as an independent. Reagan, aided by the Iran hostage crisis and a worsening economy at home marked by high unemployment and inflation, won the election in a landslide, receiving the highest number of electoral votes ever won by a non-incumbent presidential candidate.
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump now competitive in general election(6 pts behind the Hildabeast)

    08/19/2015 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/19/2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)Since announcing his campaign in late June, Donald Trump has quickly leapt to the top of the Republican field, leading recent polls nationally, in Iowa and in New Hampshire. And now, for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, his gains among the Republican Party have boosted him enough to be competitive in the general election. The poll finds Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump by just 6 points, a dramatic tightening since July. Trump is the one of three Republican candidates who have been matched against Clinton multiple times in CNN/ORC polling to significantly whittle the gap between...
  • Republican Nominating Process

    08/16/2015 2:35:54 PM PDT · by LS · 24 replies
    Vanity | 8/16/2015 | LS
    We should probably have a reference thread about the process of the GOP delegate selection and nominating process. I certainly do NOT know all the details here, but am learning as I go so please correct and we'll get the moderator to fix problems as we go. Anyway, here is my stab: Number of delegates needed to nominate: 1444 Pre-March 15 caucuses/primaries: IA (Feb. 1)---caucus: 25 delegates assigned proportionately, but not directly. Votes go through a series of conventions leading to a state convention NH (Feb. 9)---primary. 23 delegates, 20 bound by election outcome, 3 unpledged NV (Feb. 20)--caucus: 30...
  • Donald Trump and the Chick-fil-A effect (Vanity)

    08/16/2015 1:04:06 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Vanity | 16 Aug 2015 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I've been listening to the chattering political class on tv and radio lately and their consensus seems to be that what will be the derailment of the Trump express will be his lack of a political organization, the so-called "boots on the ground" that brings out the voters. It is what supposedly cost Mitt Romney the election, not the fact that he was a boring milquetoast. Personally I think that the Donald will benefit from what I call the Chick-fil-A effect. Remember way back in 2012 when the chicken chain got tangled up in a Gay rights controversy? The Left...
  • ‘A lot of what he says hits a chord with me’: Trump makes sense to American voters — even Democrats

    08/16/2015 3:25:31 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 46 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | August 15, 2015 | David Weigel
    ...Trump’s rise and persistence as a presidential candidate has been credited to name recognition, to voter anger and to a specific contempt for the Republican Party establishment. But he is also the candidate talking most directly about the loss of manufacturing jobs to foreign countries.... Woodruff, a sometimes Republican, was impressed by Trump. “I watched the debate,” he said. “Fox singled him out in that opening question. They said they asked hard questions of all the candidates, but they went after him because he’s touching a nerve. If Republicans can capitalize on that, they’ll do pretty good.” What nerve was...
  • Stealing The Presidency - Study Google Search Results Influence Votes - America's Election HQ - F&F

    08/15/2015 5:46:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 15 2015 | Wake Up America
    Dr. Robert Epstein says search results from Google influenced voters in a study (one in India and 4 experiments in the US). Clayton: Members of the study were presented with fake search results and then negative news stories were dropped into those results and it had a profound effect on the way in which they voted. Dr. Robert Epstein: When biased rankings are shown to people, if one candidate is made to look better than another, it shifts voting preferences of those voters who are undecided. It is a big shift. The biggest shift was in moderate Republicans. They are...
  • Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Song

    08/14/2015 1:26:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11 March, 2015 | Funnin Gunnin
    This is a parody song about the Hillary Clinton email scandal. It is only one and a half minutes. I thought freepers would enjoy it. I did. Link to YouTube Hillary Clinton Email Scandal SongIt starts with this line: "Goodbye Hillary, Will you ever prove it all that you had your own email, or keep them for yourself?" The keeper line: "It seems to me that you lived your life like a scandal in the wind..."
  • Chris Christie Said To Be “Seriously Considering” Dropping Out Of Race By End Of August…

    Though Rick Perry’s lack of campaign dollars received the most attention this week, whispers are now circulating of a possible second GOP candidate giving serious consideration to dropping out of the race by the end of this month – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Paul took the position the government’s surveillance powers were significantly over-extended while Christie implied the senator’s views were dangerously ignorant and little more than “hot air.” Days after the confrontation between the two men it appears more voters are taking Senator Paul’s position over Christie’s as the New Jersey governor’s poll numbers continue to be stuck...

    08/14/2015 8:04:11 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/13/15 | Staff
    Donald Trump gives hope to Black Lives. Our message to all Black lives.
  • 1.1 billion Twitter hits for Cruz in online rally, setting records (Truly impressive)

    08/13/2015 4:27:39 PM PDT · by LS · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/16/2015 | Paul Bedard
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his supporters are taking over the world of social media, the latest example being a "Twitter Rally" for the GOP presidential candidate that sent tweets to 1.1 billion followers. It occurred midnight Monday when the independent grassroots support group "Cruz Control" blasted out nearly 75,000 tweets on the candidate's behalf under the #CruzCrew hashtag. The rally started with a blast of 5,557 tweets and touched on the Texan's "extensive knowledge of the Constitution, his support for the 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, and his steadfast opposition to Obamacare and Common Core," said a spokesman, who added, "Other...
  • Trump: "We Need A Strong Temperament In This Country"

    08/13/2015 8:03:08 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 8/12/2015 | Staff
    In an interview with nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday, Republican candidate for president Donald Trump addressed criticism of his temperament made by the host, the truth about his phone call with Bill Clinton, and the U.S. being the "policemen of the world."
  • This little tidbit from Trump on Hannity (I think)

    08/12/2015 5:51:51 AM PDT · by LS · 16 replies
    self | 8/12/2015 | LS
    Rush has said repeatedly that the reason Bush is the presumptive nominee is that he has "all the money." Well, I think it was in the Hannity interview that Trump said Bush has raised $114m. (Can anyone verify this number?) Trump said Hillary had raised $60m (really low). By my calculations Cruz has raised about $65m. (Again, can anyone verify?) But Trump said his annual income is $400m. So he can outspend Bush, Hillary, and Cruz put together and still have just under $200m for his jet.
  • Who is Lawrence Lessig, and why is he running for president?

    08/12/2015 4:35:07 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    christian science monitor ^ | 8-11-15 | Jessica Mendoza
    Come Labor Day, a Harvard law professor may be running for president. Lawrence Lessig announced on Tuesday he is exploring a bid for the White House that would rely on funds crowdsourced from the Internet and would focus on a single agenda: “unrigging the political system.” Part political experiment, part advocacy, the campaign seeks to highlight corruption in the democratic process – and to send Professor Lessig into the nation’s highest office to fix it. "Most Americans think the way we fund campaigns for America is crazy corrupt," according to Lessig’s launch video. "A representative democracy is supposed to represent...
  • John Heilemann: Clinton-Trump Phone Call "Ringing In My Ears," Is Bill "Making A Little Mischief?"

    08/11/2015 12:59:23 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 6, 2015 | John Heilemann
    As Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to face off Thursday in the first debates of 2016 campaigns, Bloomberg Politics managing editor John Heilemann joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the revelation that Bill Clinton might have been instrumental in encouraging Donald Trump to run!

    08/11/2015 10:04:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/8/2015 | The Viewers View
    Erick Erickson uninvites Donald Trump... We need to talk to Erick!!!!! You need to come talk to the sisters ASAP.
  • Yowsa: Rush Limbaugh has some VERY pointed advice for Donald Trump

    08/10/2015 1:39:40 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 95 replies
    Allen B West ^ | 08/10/15 | Michelle Hickford
    From Allan B West website: So Rush offered this perspective and advice for Trump today: I’m just objectively looking at this. Trump is popular for a host of reasons. One of the reasons Trump is popular is because of the positions he has articulated on issues that a significant number of Americans consider to be very important, and he has said things on those issues that this significant number of Americans happen to agree with.I think it would be in his best interests to get back to ’em. It’s just my harmless, futile little opinion here. I’m not presuming to...
  • The first round of post-debate polls are out, and Donald Trump has a commanding lead

    08/10/2015 1:37:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 27 replies ^ | Aug. 10,2015 | Maxwell Tani
    On Monday, the firm Morning Consult released a poll that showed Trump's support nationally increasing to 32% from 25% last week. Reuters released a national survey that found Trump holding steady, meanwhile, though the poll had a noticeably large 6.7% margin of error.

    08/09/2015 3:56:04 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 26 replies
    Vanity | 8 9 2015 | Dick Bachert
    I’ve long been amazed at this fascination with the quadrennial beauty contest known as the (cue the trumpet fanfare) “PRESIDENTIAL RACE.” The most important thing we can remember about all of this is that the Founders constructed the system to put – AND KEEP -- the KEYS TO THE FEDERAL CASH REGISTER IN CONGRESS! It is why they the CONGRESS is in Article ONE of the Constitution and the Executive in number TWO. The current Gang of 535 could bring this out-of-control government spending and the steady usurpation of our freedoms to a screeching halt tomorrow at noon -- IF...
  • GOPe 2016 Road Map To Victory – Tree House Challenge…

    08/09/2015 9:07:09 AM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    The Last Refuge, Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 9, 2015 | Sundance
    GOPe 2016 Road Map To Victory – Tree House Challenge… In December of 2013 we found clues to the GOPe roadmap and began watching carefully. In a very general sense the broad construct begins around a very specific premise: The GOPe knew they would need to devise a strategy to elect Jeb Bush with around 15 – 25% of the primary vote, depending on the state – through the first nine calendar primary races. [Dixie states at the low end, and New England states at higher thresholds.] [snip] This approach makes winning a matter of math, not ideology. The...
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Retorted Trump. “No, it wasn’t,” Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- “Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” So let me get this...
  • Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem.

    08/08/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 257 replies
    Vanity | cicero2K
    Donald Trump kicks over the money changer tables in the temple in Jerusalem, and throws tea into Boston Harbor. Revolutions. How times have we heard that revolutions have been carried out for less than what Washington has forced on us? The organization that is nominally on our side is just as corrupt. Donald Trump is the revolution. He must go after the nearby corruption before tackling the state, just as Jesus the Jew attacked his priests before taking on Rome. Our founding fathers had to deal with colonial loyalists, while fighting the British. Revolutions are messy, difficult to watch. The...
  • Donald Trump had the best policy idea of anyone in last night's debate

    08/08/2015 9:15:31 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | August 7, 2015, | Matthew Yglesias
    Donald Trump offered the single best, most original policy idea in the Republican Party debate Thursday night. He also demonstrated by far the greatest understanding of a complicated area of public policy. There, I said it. People have been avoiding noticing this out of a dual aversion to Trump's brand of demagogic anti-immigrant politics and an excessive sense that deference is owed to the real professional politicians up on the stage. But while I wouldn't rank Trump as one of the great health wonks of all time, his answer to a question challenging him to defend his past praise of...
  • Why Obama and Hillary must stop Donald Trump at all costs

    08/07/2015 10:09:59 PM PDT · by GilGil · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 8,2015 | Allyn Root
    For once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. I’ve never seen them this outraged... this vicious... this motivated... this coordinated. NEVER in all my years in politics, have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

    Did you know there are 17 Democrats who have declared their candidacy? Let's see....    Clinton - "At this point, what difference does it make?" *Pretty much sums up all of her scandals and atrocities.                 Bernie Sanders - "when one thinks about the long march of human history, it is no small thing that democratic countries like Finland exist that operate under egalitarian principles, which have virtually abolished poverty, which provide almost-free healthcare to all, and free education through graduate school."  *People with brains, do not want a self described socialist.        ...
  • The GOP Debate – Miserable Irrelevancy

    08/07/2015 4:46:33 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Nelson Hultberg
    Seventeen GOP candidates for president of the United States paraded in front of us in Cleveland on August 6th. The establishment media crowed enthusiastically to the viewers about the import of this gathering to our lives as Americans. Chris Wallace and his fellow questioners milked the affair for all the drama they could squeeze from it. Unfortunately this two-tiered debate was just one more exercise in the miserable irrelevancy of the media’s handling of “political affairs” in America today. With each passing year the nation drifts deeper into economic ineptitude, a macabre government intervenes further into all the nooks and...