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  • Of Course, The Media Went Nuts Over Melania Trump's Plagiarism Fiasco,

    07/24/2016 11:58:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Republican National Convention is over, but that didn’t stop the media from going nuts over the plagiarism flap that marred the first night of events. Melania Trump delivered what was a very good speech on the first night of the convention. Yet, there were a couple paragraphs that looked and sounded very familiar. Why? It was because those passages were lifted from Michelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratic National Convention. Team Trump had tripped up, so the media blood sports began. As Guy noted, to make matters worse, it appears as if the original author of Michelle’s speech...
  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • Ben Affeck, Matt Damon Pledge Support for Obama

    08/04/2008 8:12:36 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 57 replies · 166+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 08.04.2008 | ANI
    Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and their pregnant wives turned up at a Miami fundraiser for presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama on Saturday. Both the couples attended the orientation at club 'Set' to pledge their support for Obama. According to reports, the actors also delivered speeches from the stage. "Jennifer Garner gave the first speech supporting Obama, and she was very witty, clever and funny," Peoples Magazine quoted a source as saying. "She was followed by her husband Ben, then Matt Damon. The men gave serious political speeches on how the country needs change," the source said....
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 84 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Politicon2016: Sarah Palin On RATs (Republicans Against Trump)

    07/01/2016 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 33 replies
    She calls them out today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nMBlYARVkc
  • Pastor Manning:Clinton has won nomination

    06/04/2008 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 26 replies · 317+ views
    Manning: Clinton has won nomination Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito Pastor James David Manning, posted an urgent message to Sen. Hillary Clinton via You-Tube video today claiming that Clinton without a doubt has won the nomination for the presidency for the Democratic Party. In the video, Manning, pastor of ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., compares Clintons courage to that of former Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto, Clinton's wisdom and poise to that of Cleopatra, and Clinton's leadership strength to that of Deborah of the Old Testament.
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison praises Hillary Rodham Clinton (Texans, this will make your day)

    03/28/2009 5:45:16 AM PDT · by devane617 · 99 replies · 1,820+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/28/2009 | Gromer Jeffers Jr
    During an emotional moment at the Dallas Women's Museum, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison praised Hillary Rodham Clinton for "keeping a confident face" during the 2008 presidential campaign when "you were getting so many disappointments." "You were completely devastated and you never let it show on your face," Hutchison said during the forum. "That character is why you are secretary of state today."
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison cautious in praising Sarah Palin (Dallas Morning News)

    09/03/2008 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Doug TX · 33 replies · 266+ views
    Kay Bailey Hutchison cautious in praising Sarah Palin ST. PAUL, Minn. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison contrasted the full-throated defense of Sarah Palin by some in her party and lowered the bar Wednesday by offering her own statesman-like, cautious praise for the vice presidential nominee. Asked if Ms. Palin is ready to be vice president, Ms. Hutchison said that "she offers a lot to the ticket. We'll see in the coming weeks how she does, where she goes. And I think she's going to do fine."
  • SARAH PALIN: OBAMA IS A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID

    06/17/2016 11:38:19 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 88 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    OBAMA IS A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID Enough is enough, Mr. President. There's no "due respect" due you after pulling this stunt. Exploiting a sick, evil, ideological-driven attack on Americans to further your twisted anti-Second Amendment mission is disgusting. Today you're demanding an "explanation" from law abiding gun owners, but not demanding the same from followers of Islam, the religion behind this terror? If the demented Orlando terrorist doesn't represent all Islamic followers, then why do you insinuate he represents all gun owners? And why, after any shooting, do you always want to take away firearms from the innocent people...
  • Media Gives Clinton Total Pass on $12,000 Armani Jacket, But Pounded Palin in 08

    06/11/2016 5:43:42 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 61 replies
    Mediate ^ | June 8th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    The time was eight years ago. The scene: An Alaska consignment shop. Reporters far and wide ran to the Land of the Midnight Sun to do what reporters do: Go straight to the source, get the facts. This was a huge story, one of national importance, after all CBS News Headline: Just one week before the 2008 election: Palins Consignment Shops Owner Speaks The CBS News reporter sent was Julie Chen. Her pointed questions included: So how long has Governor Palin shopped at your store? What does she usually buy at your store? And does she also shop for her...
  • The Death Panels of Massachusetts

    05/31/2016 9:03:49 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 15 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Drive-By Post: Remember those death panels? Well, they are here. I can speak from experience. Patients are being denied services based on the dictates of the state. It's called "prior authorization".
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • SARAH PALIN Announces She Will Work to Defeat Paul Ryan in Primary

    05/09/2016 4:04:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 97 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | May 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Sunday she will work to defeat Paul Ryan in his Republican primary. This came after Ryan would not endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. On Thursday Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump yet. Donald Trump won the GOP nomination on Tuesday after his landslide victory in Indiana. Palin told Jake Tapper she believes Ryan will soon be Cantored. ** Republican businessman Paul Nehlen is running against Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin primary. paul ryan challenger paul nehlen CNN reported: Sarah...
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • Trump Voters: Not So Irrational: (Political scientist who applies the rational choice theory... )

    05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    The WallStreet Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Allysia Finley
    The political scientist who applies the rational choice theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOPs primary madness. Go to the source:
  • McCain 2008 more votes than Obama 2012? WTH?

    11/07/2012 8:08:17 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 39 replies
    Drudge | 11/07/2012 | self
    2012 OBAMA -- 59,651,236 ROMNEY -- 57,028,531 2008 OBAMA -- 69,456,897 MCCAIN -- 59,934,814 ____________________________________ WTF!!!!!
  • Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

    04/24/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11th, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns? The most realistic explanation is voter fraud in a few swing states.
  • [2011] Trump: I Cheered for Obama, but He's Dangerous

    04/10/2016 7:20:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 19, 2011 | By Amy Woods
    Donald Trump recalls with chagrin that he supported Barack Obama for president in 2008, but says he now realizes that those moving hope-and-change speeches were nothing more than rhetoric. "I thought he was a positive person, always," Trump said of candidate Obama. "I thought he'd be like a cheerleader for the country. I think he is creating a class warfare that is a very dangerous thing for the country." And the country "is blowing up" because it's so deeply divided, he said. "I've never seen this country in this kind of trouble before, and a true leader wouldn't let that...
  • Where Was John McCain Born? (Vanity, need clarification)

    04/07/2016 11:59:33 PM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 120 replies
    The resolution says he was born on base, but I have read a dozen times here that he was born in a hospital in the COUNTRY of Panama.
  • Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense

    05/23/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23. 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies. On Aug. 24, 2011, federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. One of the top makers of acoustic and electric guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952, Gibson was accused of using wood illegally obtained in violation of the century-old Lacey Act, which outlaws trafficking in...
  • Azealia Banks: F- Whitey Donald Trump and Sarah Palin Represent Contempt for New Black Mind

    04/06/2016 11:24:02 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Azealia Banks penned another expletive-filled note Wednesday attacking Sarah Palin, crackers, and whitey just hours after the former Alaska governor vowed to sue the rapper for an earlier graphic outburst against her.
  • Hillary Clinton: Fox News Megyn Kelly A Superb Journalist

    04/05/2016 9:41:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/5/16 | Alex Swoyer
    Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton praised Fox Newss Megyn Kelly as she bashed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump during an appearance on The View Tuesday morning. The way he treated Megyn Kelly, who is a superb journalist. Right? Clinton ridiculed, referencing Trumps treatment of so many women. I just dont understand what he thinks is the role of somebody who is running for president, she added, after saying Trump has attacked Mexicans and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 37% , who Clinton said is a friend of mine. He started on his very first day saying all Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals,...
  • Rapper: Sarah Palin Should Be Gang-Raped By Black Men

    04/04/2016 1:45:13 PM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/04/2016 | Peter Hasson
    <p>In a string of early-morning tweets on Sunday, Rapper Azealia Banks called for Sarah Palin to be brutally gang-raped by a group of black men. Screenshots of the tweets (which Banks later deleted) were captured by the Media Research Centers Ashley Goldenberg.</p>
  • McCain's Tea Party Challenger Slams His Stance on Refugees in New Ad

    04/02/2016 9:02:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/30/16 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Alex Meluskey, the Scottsdale, Arizona businessman who has launched a primary challenge against long-time Sen. John McCain for the seat he has held since 1987, this week launched a new ad attacking the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, saying he favors allowing some Syrian refugees into the United States. "In the three years since, the attack at Fort Hood in Texas has been forgotten by many," the one-minute ad begins.
  • Group seeks to raise state minimum wage

    04/02/2016 10:00:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX Arizona voters could get a chance this November to set the minimum wage for workers at $12 an hour by 2020. Or $9.50. Or perhaps just whatever $8.05 an hour now plus inflation by that point equals.
  • Sarah Palin, whos endorsed Donald Trump, is in Wisconsin campaigning for the GOP frontrunner.

    04/01/2016 12:32:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 01, 2016 | by ALEX SWOYER
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who’s endorsed Donald Trump, is in Wisconsin campaigning for the GOP frontrunner. Palin posted on Facebook, “Just touched down in the great state of Wisconsin to ‪#‎Stump4Trump‬! Wisconsin’s middle class has been hurt by DC politicians’ out-of-touch policies worse than any other state – 100,000 jobs lost to Mexico and China thanks to trade deficits with countries that cheat on our ‘agreements.'” Donald J. Trump has fought for American workers and against trade deficits for decades in the private sector, unlike his competitors who actually support Obama’s reckless TPP and TPA deals that are entirely...
  • Sarah Palin In Wisconsin To Stump With Trump As The Donald Makes Final Push

    04/01/2016 12:07:25 PM PDT · by detective · 156 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Apr 2016 | by Alex Swoyer
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who’s endorsed Donald Trump, is in Wisconsin campaigning for the GOP frontrunner. Palin posted on Facebook, “Just touched down in the great state of Wisconsin to ‪#‎Stump4Trump‬! Wisconsin’s middle class has been hurt by DC politicians’ out-of-touch policies worse than any other state – 100,000 jobs lost to Mexico and China thanks to trade deficits with countries that cheat on our ‘agreements.'” Donald J. Trump has fought for American workers and against trade deficits for decades in the private sector, unlike his competitors who actually support Obama’s reckless TPP and TPA deals that are entirely...
  • FLASHBACK: Sarah Palin Kills False Enquirer Affair Story (Just Saying)

    In the critical early days of September 2008, after Sarah Palin was nominated as the Republican Party's candidate for Vice President, the National Enquirer ran a cover story alleging that the Alaska governor had an adulterous affair. Palin, and Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, immediately and unequivocally denied the story. "The smearing of the Palin family must end," said McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt, as quoted at the time. "The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie. The efforts of the media...
  • Sarah Palin docu wins record ratings for Fox News

    09/10/2008 6:28:08 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 224+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/09/08 | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In a week of records surrounding the Republican National Convention, Fox News Channel earned another one with its weekend documentary on vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. "Sarah Palin: American Woman" averaged 2.7 million viewers in its debut at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday afternoon. That included 673,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 cable news demo. Nielsen said it was the highest-rated primetime documentary ever in the 12-year history of the channel, surpassing high-rated ones recently about Barack Obama and Palin's running mate, John McCain. "Barack Obama: Character & Conduct" averaged...
  • MSNBC's Shuster: Palin's Political Future Is "Done"

    07/03/2009 12:51:40 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 66 replies · 2,874+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    MSNBC's David Shuster says Sarah Palin's political career is over with because she didn't finish her first term as governor. He says it was a "dumb" decision and soldifies that she has no political future.
  • Biden defends Israel and takes a shot at Trump

    03/21/2016 8:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2016 | Greg Jaffe
    Vice President Biden delivered a passionate defense Sunday of President Obamas policy toward Israel and took a direct shot at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trumps divisive and polarizing rhetoric. Biden, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committees policy conference in Washington, where Trump is expected to appear Monday, didnt mention the billionaire businessman by name. But it was clear that he was speaking of Trump when he condemned those political candidates who seek to divide Americans. As the Jewish people know better than any other people, any action that marginalizes one religious or ethnic group imperils us all, Biden...
  • 2008 Recession Causes?

    03/19/2016 3:58:59 PM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 42 replies
    03/19/2016 | Myself
    I have always known in my gut that the 2008 recession was deliberately caused by the democRATS as an election year strategy. They learned in 1992 that a bad economy was enough to get a democRAT elected to replace a republican incumbent. In 2006, the democRATS took control of Congress and began to put this strategy into action. However, a quick look into the history of the 2 bills I had previously suspected to be the root cause (Sarbanes/Oxley and Frank/Dodd) shows that one was passed in 2002 and the other in 2010, so neither one of those directly precipitated...
  • Down Memory Lane: What "Conservatives" Said About Palin, 2008

    03/15/2016 8:57:10 AM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    Self | 3/15/2016 | LS
    As part of my ongoing Trump campaign biography, I thought it would be interesting to see what so-called "conservatives" had to say about Sarah Palin in 2008. Turns out, it's not much different than what they have said about Trump (i.e., hatred): Remember how the so-called conservative media treated Sarah Palin in 2008? Charles Krauthammer wrote, with Palin, the case against Obama evaporates. Palins choice, he claimed, negates the theme of readiness to assume the office. Referring to her as a wing-nut candidate, Krathammer wrote of Palins inevitable liabilities due to the fact that any unvetted neophyte has issues, such...
  • Sarah Palin slams "punk-a**" protesters who disrupt Donald Trump's events

    03/14/2016 3:20:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    See BS ^ | 3/14/16 | Rebecca Shabad
    At a rally for Donald Trump, Sarah Palin bashed the protesters who have been interrupting Trump's campaign events."What we don't have time for is all that petty, punk-a** little thuggery stuff that's been going on with these "protesters" who are doing nothing but wasting your time and trying to take away your First Amendment rights, your rights to assemble peacefully," Palin said. "And the media, being on the thugs' side. What the heck are you guys thinking, media? It doesn't make sense. Well, you all get it."
  • Dinesh D'Souza's New Movie Warns Against 'Hillary's America'

    03/14/2016 3:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/14/2016 | By Greg Richter
    Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has served his term in a halfway house for campaign finance violations and has a new documentary due this summer warning against a United States led by Hillary Clinton. A trailer for the film, "Hillary's America," was released Saturday, and begins with re-enacted scenes of D'Souza in confinement. "It all began when the Obama administration tried to shut me up," says D'Souza. Though he admitted to having friends funnel money into a New York Senate race so he could go around campaign donation limits, legal experts from both sides of the political aisle have said...
  • GOP Majority Voters in Primary are Wayyyyyy Beneath Cruz, So Says Cruz (Sarah Palin)

    03/10/2016 2:04:37 PM PST · by tatown · 202 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/10/16 | Sarah Palin
    GOP Majority Voters in Primary are Wayyyyyy Beneath Cruz, So Says Cruz http://www.foxnews.com//cruz-says-trump-backers-have-relat Calling GOP frontrunner supporters "low information" disengaged voters, Ted Cruz's insinuation reeks of all the reasons America knows "the status quo has got to go." The arrogance of career politicians is something at which the rest of us chuckle, but Cruz's latest dig strays from humorous into downright nasty. Cruz is right, though - independent, America-first, commonsense conservatives supporting Donald Trump ARE "low information" when it comes to having any information on Cruz's ability to expand the conservative movement, beat Hillary Clinton, unify and lead the nation....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Were Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Were Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their partys most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trumps candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: Were Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their partys most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trumps candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Trump Fever Has Broken: It's Over for the Donald

    03/05/2016 4:24:20 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 236 replies
    march 5 2016 | beebuster2000
    It would appear Trump fever has broken. It would seem the down, dirty, and ugly attacks by Rubio particularly, but also Romney, Cruz and others have kicked in. I sense that Trump has become a figure of ridicule, and no politician survives that. Plus his latest flip flops, like on torture, have weakened him as a serious person, although that may not have been obvious at the time. I think the teflon has worn off. If true, Chris Christy gets the bad timing of the year award
  • Why Romney-led #NeverTrump movement is a flop (Vanity)

    03/04/2016 11:16:51 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies
    March 4, 2016 | self
    The New York Times greets people at newsstands today with huge headlines, usual reserved for wars and other historic events. "Romney ... Trump ... Nation in peril." And, yet, before the ink is even dry, the Romney-led #NeverTrump movement is visibly a flop. And the Romney speech is a non-story. A. RNC Chairman Priebus: The rules of the nominating process are no different today than 100 years ago. Which is you have a process. And whatever candidate gets a majority of the delegates is going to get the support of the party. Thats how it works, Reince Priebus said on...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Chair Accuses John McCain of 'Racism and Sexism'(Flashback)

    03/03/2016 12:37:58 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/2012 | Matt Cover
    Rep. Marcia Fudge (D.-Ohio), the incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) of "sexism and racism" because the criticism leveled at U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice for telling the American people that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video posted on YouTube. There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others, Fudge (D-Ohio.) said Friday at a Capitol Hill press conference.
  • Fears of Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan

    03/01/2016 12:45:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY SUN ^ | 2/29/16 | Ira Stoll
    How panicked should we be about the rise of Donald Trump? A professor at Harvard, Danielle Allen, recently published a widely shared op-ed piece in the Washington Post likening his rise to that of Hitler... ...such Hitler hype has happened before, and been unwarranted. Steven Hayward, author of The Age of Reagan, recalls the rhetoric: Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri charged that Reagan was trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.
  • Ann Romney praises Trump for bringing more people to the table

    While Ann Romney wouldnt necessarily name her favorite candidates running for president, she did praise Donald Trump while talking to Sean Hannity last night.
  • Presidential Campaigns and the Lessons of History

    02/18/2016 8:45:00 PM PST · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | February 18, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In any primary, there are a thousand questions to ask, but the first one – yes, the primary one – must be this: What year is it? No, not just “is this a presidential year or a midterm election,” though that’s important too... But what year is it, historically? That is, is it most analogous to a year we’ve seen before, or is it unlike any prior election, so we shouldn’t bother to see if we can learn from parallels? It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun, that we’re always fighting the same war, that...
  • Get Real! Cut the Third Party Crap: The Two Parties Are Not the Same

    12/05/2009 3:41:40 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 876 replies · 10,478+ views
    Rush ^ | December 1st | rush
    I'm all for Ralph Nader running again. I'd love for Howard Dean to get fed up or some other Democrat to get fed up with Obama and I'd love for a third party of Democrats and liberals to establish itself. I want all kinds of liberals to line and up run in third parties. That's how we weaken their side. As for our side, the focus must be to take back the Republican Party. That's the way you win. You can draw attention to yourself by denouncing both parties at the same time, and you can think that you're relating...
  • "Republican Gridlock Rekindles Talk of Third-party Candidate"

    01/20/2008 5:16:22 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 93 replies · 217+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 18 January 2008 | Tim Harper
    Republican gridlock rekindles talk of third-party candidate WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON Talk of a protracted nomination race or a brokered convention may excite political junkies and horse race aficionados, but it masks a grim reality for the U.S. Republican party.Three different winners in three presidential contests now provide evidence for what has been long suspected the Republican coalition is fractured and there's no one to paste it back together. GOP gridlock is already sparking talk of a search for a saviour and rekindling talk of a third party bid, talk that has been a mainstay of American political chatter...
  • Fed up! McCain predicts rise of third political party

    11/08/2011 4:51:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Steve Holland & David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party." The Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics. The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans. "Unless both parties change, then I think...
  • McCain says Tea Party concerns worth addressing (through bipartisanship with Obama after elections)

    09/20/2010 8:16:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2010-09-20 | Steve Holland
    Republican Senator John McCain warned on Monday that U.S. lawmakers should respond to the concerns of the conservative Tea Party movement or else its supporters could give rise to a third political party. In an interview at the Reuters Washington Summit, McCain also said Republicans need a "positive agenda" in campaigning for the November 2 congressional election rather than simply saying no to Democratic policies. McCain, who earned a reputation as a political maverick for bucking his party, has recently swung to the right on some issues to beat back a conservative challenger in his re-election bid in Arizona. He...
  • Reflecting Nation’s Unrest . . . Precinct Workers Tell McCain It’s Time To Quit

    01/24/2016 9:26:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | January 23, 2016 | By DEXTER DUGGAN
    PHOENIX -- There's no earthly chasm disrupting tree-lined Central Avenue here as it placidly heads north of Bethany Home Road, past well-off residences. However, there might as well have been an abyss between U.S. Sen. John McCain's former home on Central and the church auditorium not far away where local Republican precinct committeemen convened for their annual assembly. McCain left that neighborhood once his children were grown, and the regular January meeting of Maricopa County GOP precinct ground troops, resounding with denunciations of their own party's dispiriting record, in effect voted overwhelmingly that McCain should leave the Senate, too, although...