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  • Bernard Goldberg: Conservative Purists Could Cost the GOP the White House in 2016

    09/01/2015 3:49:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | September 1, 2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    ... While 26 percent of Republicans say they would never vote for Trump, only 11 percent of Democrats say they would never vote for Clinton. Democrats donít have the same kind of ideologically pure wing that has hurt GOP presidential candidates in the past. Democrats, it seems, are more practical. They may prefer Bernie Sanders, or one of the others, but when push comes to shove, almost all of them will vote for Clinton. Why? They want to win. I recently received an e-mail from someone named Carl who described himself as a conservative Christian, and he wrote, "I have...
  • Marco Rubio: sugar subsidies preserve American agriculture

    09/01/2015 3:15:11 PM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/1/2015 | streiff
    Every once in a while a politician says something that you think canít possibly be correctÖ until you find that it is. This happened earlier in the month (better late than never) when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% was asked about sugar subsidies: ďIím ready to get rid of the loan program for sugar, as long as the countries that export sugar into the U.S. get rid of theirs as well, and hereís why: Otherwise, Brazil will wipe out our agriculture and itís not just sugar.ĒďIím prepared to say, absolutely, we should change the law so that as soon as...
  • Christie tells Fallon he might 'go nuclear' in next Debate

    09/01/2015 3:14:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 31, 2015
    Chris Christie says he's thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night, the New Jersey governor and presidential candidate told Fallon that he's considering going "nuclear" if he's relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month. Christie's return to late-night TV comes as he's been struggling to gain momentum in the crowded Republican field in the summer polls. During the interview, Fallon, who often jokes about Christie during his monologue, pressed the...
  • CNN amends GOP debate criteria

    09/01/2015 3:13:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) CNN is amending the criteria for its Republican presidential debate on September 16, possibly opening the door for Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the stage. The cause: a lack of national public polling following the August 6 debate has so far provided only three new polls to determine the lineup for the Reagan Presidential Debate, according to a CNN statement. As a result, CNN reevaluated its criteria and decided to add a provision that better reflects the state of the race since the first Republican presidential debate in August, the network announced Tuesday. Now,...
  • Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels (Malkin)

    09/01/2015 2:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election. Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor's support is not like landing a prized marlin. It's like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world's ugliest creature. Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, "Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the...
  • How Fox Anchor Bret Baier Prepared For The GOP Debate (prepped the Trump nuclear option)

    09/01/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 125 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | August 9, 2015 | By STEPHEN BATTAGLIO
    Baier even had a "nuclear option" at the ready for Trump...[The script] took a page from Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" TV show. It went like this: "Mr. Trump, in your business you have rules. You follow rules. We have rules on this stage. We don't want to have to escort you to the elevator outside this boardroom." "We're hoping we don't have to use it," Baier said later. "[But] we're locked and loaded."
  • Rubio to Trump: 'America is great' right now

    09/01/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday continued to push back against front-runner Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again,Ē instead of going after the billionaire businessman himself. ďThereís one other candidate running, he says heís going to make America great again,Ē Rubio told about 200 people gathered in a community center in Nevada, according to The New York Times. ďI understand what he means by that. I donít mean that as a slight," the Florida senator insisted, according to the newspaper. ďI would remind everyone America is great,Ē Rubio continued. ďThereís no nation on earth I would...
  • Ted on the Trail: Ted Cruz Brings ĎConsistent Conservativeí Message Back To New Hampshire

    09/01/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 09/01/15
    Cruz ¬ďall in¬Ē in New HampshireHOUSTON, Texas ¬Ė On Sunday and Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz returned to New Hampshire for several public events as well as the grand opening of the Cruz for President Headquarters in the Granite State. Below is a roundup of some of the coverage from the recent campaign swing:NHPR: Ted Cruz Brings ‚ÄėConsistent Conservative‚Äô Message Back To New Hampshire At a town hall meeting Sunday afternoon Cruz told a crowd at New Boston Central School he¬íd be a different kind of Republican president if elected. By way of example, here¬ís how he described the to-do...
  • PIERS MORGAN: Put a fork in her, because Hillary's done. Nobody will ever trust her again

    09/01/2015 12:51:44 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 1 September 2015 | Piers Morgan
    Itís over. Hillary Clinton is not going to be the next President of the United States. Itís not because she demanded skim milk for her tea, though any discerning tea-drinker would always insist on at least semi-skim. Itís not because she couldnít work out how to watch ĎParks and Recreationí or ĎThe Good Wifeí on catch-up TV, though coupled with her general apparent ignorance of all new technology this does little to negate the nagging sense that sheís simply too old for the top job in America. Itís not because her aides sometimes go 100 hours without sleep, though this...
  • Civil Disobedience Ė Defying The Powers-That-Be For Your Christian Beliefs (Videos) KY county clerk

    09/01/2015 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Sept 1 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There comes a time in every personís life where they have to decide what they stand for and what they believe in. What is the line that you just wonít cross, no matter the consequence? Many people never consider that question until they are forced to. For Christians, it is an easy choice. They answer to a higher power than the government or the courts. For Kim Davis, that day came a while back when she was asked to issue marriage licenses for gay couples. The Supreme Court just recently trashed the Constitution and in a move that violated First...
  • Ted Cruz Praises Trump, Says ĎGrassroots Armyí Is Key To Victory

    09/01/2015 12:41:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 1, 2015 | Paul Rowan Brian
    Cruz has an eye on jumping aboard the Trump train that he believes could take him all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue. Senator Ted Cruz picked up the lunch tab Monday at the Draft Sports Bar and Grill. During a business roundtable at the Concord, New Hampshire bar, the Texas senator and GOP presidential hopeful slammed the Obama administration and presented his plan to fix the country despite the machinations of what he calls the ďWashington cartelĒ including through healthcare and tax reform and a tough foreign policy stance. Cruzís campaign stops Sunday drew hundreds across the Granite State where...
  • Oh yes: Some Romney donors still holding out hope heíll jump in and rescue the GOP

    09/01/2015 12:27:18 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 1, 2015 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT
    The more you hate Romney the more you should want him in the race, not just for strategic reasons, because itíll split the center further, but for sheer comic value. If you think itís funny watching Trump invent new insults daily to question Bushís masculinity ó we canít be more than a week away from him calling Jeb ďlow TĒ ó then youíll have the time of your life watching him hassle Mitt as a choke artist whose piddling $300 million fortune would relegate him to carrying peopleís clubs at Mar-a-Lago. **************************** One Romney bundler puts the odds of him...
  • Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

    09/01/2015 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 31, 2015 | James Pindell
    Senator Ted Cruz autographed his book Monday at the opening of his New Hampshire campaign office in Manchester.CONCORD, N.H. ‚ÄĒ US Senator Ted Cruz wrapped up a two-day New Hampshire trip for his presidential campaign, arguing that he is the proven antiestablishment candidate in a crowded field of GOP contenders.Speaking to the New Hampshire House Business Caucus at a sports bar, Cruz told a crowd of about 150, ‚ÄúIf you see a candidate that Washington embraces, run and hide.‚ÄĚ There are others in the race, the Texan said, who are ‚Äúsquishy Washington establishment moderates, but they don‚Äôt tell you that.‚ÄĚ...
  • Donald Trump: I'll Change Denali Back to Mount McKinley

    09/01/2015 12:05:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Benjamin Bell and Ali Weinberg
    Donald Trump, apparently assuming he will secure the White House, tweeted on Monday evening that he would reverse the decision announced by President Obama to change the name of Alaska's Mount McKinley back to the traditional name Denali, saying it is an affront to the Buckeye State.
  • Ted Cruz knocks Ďcampaign conservativesí in New Hampshire

    09/01/2015 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas touted himself Monday as the only candidate on the GOP presidential debate stage earlier this month who has always opposed ďamnestyĒ for illegal immigrants and as someone who has consistently led on more than just one or two of the major issues facing the country today. ďI think all of us are frustrated. Weíre frustrated with Washington and weíre fed up with politicians who say one thing and do another,Ē Mr. Cruz said at a Concerned Veterans for America town hall in New Hampshire. ďWeíve seen that over and over and over again ó we...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. ďThe presidentís made it very clear heís not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so thatís another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,Ē McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMTís ďIssues and Answers.Ē Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • GOP presidential candidate Cruz visits Dover (NH)

    09/01/2015 11:38:08 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Fosters ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 | Ron Cole
    The audience applauded Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's withering criticism of President Obama. Photo by Isaac Epstein/ DOVER ó More than 150 people visited David and Lydia Scottís farm off Back Road in Dover on a misty, perfect Sunday morning, to meet Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Although the majority were New Hampshire residents, folks like Conrad Baldini made the trek from Salem, Massachusetts. ďHe is really dynamic,Ē explained Baldini. ďI really look forward to seeing and hearing him in person.Ē If elected president, Cruz said he would tackle the IRS, illegal immigration, education and the Affordable Care Act, otherwise...
  • Cruz boasts he has the strongest leadership team of any presidential candidate

    09/01/2015 11:24:06 AM PDT · by Isara · 30 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Nick Reid
    Sen. Ted Cruz is talking about the establishment these days: the one he plans to tear apart in Washington, D.C., and, in the meantime, the one heís building up among his grassroots supporters in early-voting states.The Texas Republican says the latter is the strongest of any presidential candidate.Before unveiling his Manchester headquarters Monday, Cruz stopped in Concord and touted his dedicated teams in New Hampshire and in Iowa, South Carolina and ďacross the Super Tuesday statesĒ as the heart of his campaign.ďHere in New Hampshire, our leadership team is Ė on any objective measure Ė much stronger than any other...
  • Canada officially enters recession

    09/01/2015 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 14 replies
    Reeling from low oil prices, Canada fell into a recession in the first half of the year. The economy contracted 0.5 percent in the second quarter after retreating 0.8 percent in the previous three months. It is Canada's second recession in seven years. The data reflects fears about the health of the global economy as more gloomy evidence emerged of a slowdown in China, a main engine of growth worldwide.
  • The Donald and the Demagogues

    09/01/2015 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Demiurge2 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/1/15 | Bret Stephens
    The Donald and the Demagogues Democracies that trade substance for charisma donít last. Trump is Americaís answer to Hugo ChŠvez. By Bret Stephens Aug. 31, 2015 7:34 p.m. ET If by now you donít find Donald Trump appalling, youíre appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trumpís pubescent jokes about Rosie OíDonnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Grahamís low poll numbers and didnít cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new...
  • Ted Cruz Rally In South Carolina: "If You Think Your Faith Is Safe, Next May Be You" [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RCP ^ | 09/01/2015
    This weekend, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke at a "We Stand With God" rally at the South Carolina State capitol. Cruz was introduced by South Carolina radio host Tony Beam, who claimed that Christianity would soon be criminalized as part of the effort to "get rid of Christians." "This is the world weíre living in," Cruz said. "If you think your faith is safe, next may be you. Next may be me. Next may be your pastor who preaches the Word from the pulpit. Next may be your sister or brother or mom who volunteers at the pregnancy crisis...
  • Donald Trump: Jennifer Rubinís Dream Come True

    09/01/2015 10:11:25 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8.31.2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The†Washington Postís†token ďconservativeĒ columnist, Jennifer Rubin, was adamant. Writing at the†Washington Post†in early 2013, Rubin demanded that the Republican Party, if they wish to remain viable, embrace the new realities of modern conservatism, including ďcelebrity candidatesĒ in a piece titledĒ †† † † † ††Tear down this icon: Why the GOP has to get over Ronald Reagan Wrote Rubin, among other things: The unfailing reverence on the American right for Ronald Reagan is understandable. He was the only exemplar of modern conservatism to win the White House, and unlike liberal icons such as Roosevelt or Johnson or Obama, he presided...
  • Women Speak Out: Pro-Life Organizations to Rally Outside Senator Mark Kirk's Office

    09/01/2015 9:50:15 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 2 replies
    Concerned Women for America ^ | September 1, 2015 | Concerned Women for America of Illinois
    Join CWA of Illinois and other Illinois pro-life leaders this coming Thursday, September 3, for a press conference outside of Sen. Mark Kirkís Chicago office. Earlier this month, Sen. Kirk voted AGAINST defunding Planned Parenthood despite undercover evidence of Americaís largest abortion provider harvesting and haggling over the body parts of aborted children. Sen. Kirk needs to hear from Illinois pro-lifers right now.
  • Hillary Received Memo From David Brock About How to Impeach Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:46:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    David Brock is a longtime Clinton ally, self-described liar and the paranoid founder of Media Matters. Some background on him:David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced...
  • Donald Trump Headed To Visit Jimmy Fallon On 'The Tonight Show'

    09/01/2015 9:33:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Access Hollywood ^ | 09/01/2015
    Donald Trump is returning to NBC. Not to his old show, ďThe Celebrity Apprentice,Ē but to ďThe Tonight Show,Ē where heíll be a guest on Sept. 11. Currently leading the Republican field in the 2016 presidential race, Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to discuss his campaign and other issues, NBC announced Tuesday. Terrence Howard and Pharrell Williams will also be guests that night.
  • LIVE UPDATES: Police swarm Fox Lake in apparent manhunt (Police Officer Killed)

    09/01/2015 9:30:51 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | 9-1-2015 | NW Herald
    Police from many surrounding communities are searching the area near Sayton Road in Fox Lake. Some media agencies are reporting that an officer was shot. Police scanner traffic indicates police from Antioch, Ingleside, Lake County and Fox Lake and Grayslake are searching an area along Rollins Road near Route 59 and Route 12. Several K-9 units, helicopters and appear officers to be searching near the Fox Lake Metra station, as well. Grant Community High School in Fox Lake is on lock down. There are some. Police scanner reports indicate that officers are searching for a white male, a black male...
  • Let's See More of Hillary Now, to See Less of Her Later

    09/01/2015 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Hillary Clinton shows signs of anger and desperation and pops out of her shell with shrill and extreme rhetoric. She should be nervous, with both the feds and rivals breathing down her neck. But she's no more effective at scaring her attackers than any other turtle under siege. She should retreat back inside, where at least her handlers can pretend she's presidential -- and inevitable. Her bunker mentality leads to unforced errors, such as irately exclaiming to Congress regarding Benghazi, "What difference, at this point, does it make?" But the more rattled she is the more she'll emerge. A few...
  • Hysterical!Ö AMAZING New TRUMP MUSIC VIDEO ó ďHeís In Your HeadĒ

    09/01/2015 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 1, 2015 | Joe Hoft
    A new Trump Music Video was released this morning by Roger StoneÖ And ó Oh Boy ó Is this Good! Donald Trump Ė Heís in Your Head! Two-time Miami Beach mayoral candidate Steve Berke croons that Trump is ďin your headĒ in this new video Ė with a special appearance by Roger Stone.
  • Under Attack, Jeb Bush Releases Video Of Donald Trumpís Past Liberal Stances [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the frequent recipient of attacks from Donald Trump, is out with a new video compilation of the New York businessman taking liberal positions in past interviews. The video from the Bush campaign comes a day after Trumpís campaign released a social media video drawing attention to Bushís past statement that illegal immigration is an ďact of loveĒ while showing examples of illegal immigrants who have gone on to commit violent crimes. The video ó which the campaign calls ďThe Real Donald TrumpĒ ó shows videos from years ago of Trump taking liberal positions on abortion,...
  • Donald Trump Posts BRUTAL 15-Second VideoÖ Jeb Will Be Begging For Mercy

    09/01/2015 8:52:35 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 23 replies
    ConservativeTribune ^ | 9.1.2015 | WILMOT PROVISO
    Donald Trump†and Jeb Bush couldnít be more apart on the issue of immigration, and most of the conservative movement seems to be siding with Trump. Now, the billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 presidential hopeful has issued a damning video, using Jebís own words to skewer him. The video included a clip of a speech the former Florida governor gave in which he attempted to rationalize unlawful entry into this country. ďYes, they broke the law, but itís not a felony,Ē Bush is shown saying in the clip posted to Trumpís Facebook page.†ďItís a ó itís an act of love.Ē...
  • Let the attack ads begin: New Jeb Bush ad hits Trump for being a fake conservative [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 8:51:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    Fair question from Amanda Carpenter: Why is Jeb knocking Trump? Those aren't his voters. Shouldn't he be trying to pick off support from Walker, Rubio, Kasich‚Ķ?‚ÄĒ Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) September 1, 2015 Why would the establishment‚Äôs guy aim his fire at Mr. Populism now? He‚Äôs better off trying to elbow Walker, Rubio, and especially Kasich out of the race early, knowing that Republicans who hate Trump will eventually line up behind whoever‚Äôs still left in the center. Jeb thinks he can win a ‚ÄúTrump vs. Not Trump‚ÄĚ race ‚ÄĒ and frankly, given the mood of voters, that may be...
  • Reading Hillary Clintonís body language when she talks about the email debacle

    09/01/2015 8:25:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    REUTERS ^ | September 1, 2015 | Dan Hill
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced repeated questions about her use of a private computer server for emails while secretary of state during her recent Las Vegas news conference. Her discomfort with the topic was evident ó especially if you compare her facial expressions in Las Vegas to her June 13 campaign launch announcement in New York. You can see the sharp contrast if you watch both events with the sound off, focusing on Clintonís facial expressions and body language. Clinton is described, by both supporters and critics, as ďbrainy,Ē ďtoughĒ both personally and politically. In Las Vegas, however, her...
  • Comparing Trump to Reagan Should Be a Slappable Offense

    09/01/2015 7:30:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/01/2015 | by David Forsmark
    It¬ís presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced¬óand taken in vain.From Rick Santorum (who was a back-bench congressman during the Reagan years) practically claiming credit for the Reagan Revolution, to Mike Huckabee repeating ¬ďAs Ronald Reagan said, ¬ĎTrust but verify¬í¬Ē at the drop of every hat, to 437,986,989 misuses of ¬ďReagan¬ís 11th Commandment¬Ē (it wasn¬ít Reagan¬ís but he brought it up when it benefitted him), the legacy of the man biographer H.W. Brands calls ¬ďone of the two most consequential presidents of the 20th century¬Ē pervades the Republican nomination process.But Reagan‚Äôs...
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • Meet the Republican Who Launched the 'Ready for Kanye' PAC

    09/01/2015 6:32:55 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 30 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 31, 2015 | Nicole Perkins
    ...if Kanye is going to run in 2020, I would love to see him run in a Republican primary. He brings a lot to the discussion that's missing. Read more...
  • Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments

    09/01/2015 6:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things -- impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen -- happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. Here I'll look at another: the possibility that the partisan division lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly shift and change. This has happened before. History teaches two lessons pointing in opposite directions: Partisan divisions can stay the same for a long time. And they can change suddenly and without much warning. There's no question that partisan divisions have shifted...
  • Emails show Hillary's political sleuthing

    09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 10 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal. Clinton--who's now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year--sounded intrigued when her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reported to her on a Saturday morning in February 2010 that prominent Washington foreign policy blogger Steve Clemons said Petraeus was talking frankly about the possibility of...
  • Conservative Purists Could Cost the GOP the White House in 2016

    09/01/2015 6:17:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/01/2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    In the late 1970s, TV Guide ran a poll to find out which sportscaster fans liked the most and which one they disliked the most. Howard Cosell finished first in both categories. Which brings us to Donald Trump, another loud, over-the-top, brash personality. According to the latest Quinnipiac University national poll, when Republicans were asked who they would vote for if the primary for president were held today, Trump finished first. When asked who they definitely would not support for the nomination, the very same Donald Trump finished first again. Being a polarizing figure didnít hurt Howard Cosell. Even...
  • Sen. Cruz Names Virginia Leadership Team, Bill Stanley as Chairman

    09/01/2015 6:13:20 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 09/01/15
    HOUSTON, Texas ‚Äď Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced Bill Stanley, Majority Whip of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, will serve as chairman of his Virginia Leadership Team. Shak Hill, a retired United States Air Force Veteran combat pilot, and Cynthia Dunbar, a board member of the Virginia First Foundation and former Assistant Professor of Law and Advisor to the Provost of Liberty University, will serve as co-chairs.‚ÄúI am encouraged and honored to have Bill, Shak, and Cynthia head up our leadership team in Virginia,‚ÄĚ said Senator Cruz. ‚ÄúThe Commonwealth will play a critical role in the nominating process...
  • Impose the Same Gun Control on Iran That You Would on the US

    09/01/2015 5:42:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemainer ^ | August 31, 2015 | Shmuley Boteach
    It seems that every week we hear about one senseless public shooting after another. After each incident, advocates on both sides of the firearms issue come out, guns blazing, trying to frame the incident in a way that supports their views on the Second Amendment. ADVERTISEMENT What I find mystifying is when politicians contradict themselves on these issues that they claim to be so passionate about, revealing double standards. President Obama recently said, ďThe United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws. Even in the face of...
  • Senate Dems Plot Filibuster to Dodge Iran Nuclear Deal Vote

    09/01/2015 5:39:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Those putting party over country try to conceal their votes from the public. Democratic senators supporting President Obamaís disastrous nuclear deal with Iran are cowards. They know that a majority of Americans oppose the deal. Thus, they are running for cover to avoid going on the record and voting against a resolution disapproving the deal. A filibuster to block a vote on the merits altogether is the Democratic Senate caucusís preferred way out. The White House is reportedly pushing the filibuster strategy even though Obama is virtually certain to have enough votes to sustain a veto of a resolution of...
  • Joe Biden: The Great White Dope of the Democrat Party

    09/01/2015 5:36:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Even if the Democrats had a strong candidate running, after eight years of the worst President in American history, the smart money would still have to be on a Republican winning the presidency in 2016. Unfortunately for the Left, instead of a strong candidate Democrats have a crook and a Commie dogfighting it out to be their nominee. With that as a background, you start to understand why Democrats could view a candidate as ridiculous as Joe Biden as a potential savior. Of course for Democrats, the problem with having Joe Biden defeat Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to become...
  • Farmers: Trump 'terrible for agriculture'

    09/01/2015 5:28:18 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/01/2015 | Bill Tomson
    Even before real-estate mogul Donald Trump called undocumented immigrants "rapists and murderers" who "have to go," California contractor Carlos CastaŮeda was having difficulty hiring enough workers to pick celery and squash. Now CastaŮeda and others fear Trump's talk about erecting a "big beautiful wall" at the border and deporting millions could make it near impossible to find the guest workers they need, and who would obtain legal status under most comprehensive reforms bills. "There are growers out there screaming for labor," said CastaŮeda, a farm labor contractor in San Luis Obispo County in central California. "The people who are coming...
  • Donald Trump Interview w/ Anderson Cooper (with the antiTrump Bushbot Ana Navarro - now on The View)

    09/01/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2015 | YouTube
    Published on July 8, 2015 Donald Trump says he "can't guarantee" that all of the workers he employs have legal status in the United States and said that if he were to discover any illegal immigrants working for him, "We would get rid of them immediately." In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate addressed questions about a recent report that there are illegal immigrants working at the Old Post Office Pavilion construction site in Washington, which Trump is converting into a luxury hotel. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
  • Five Ways Trump Has Changed The 2016 Republican Presidential Race

    09/01/2015 4:33:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/01/2015 | Anthony Zurcher
    1. He's advancing a populist economic message Tax-cutting and deregulation have been key parts of Republican orthodoxy since the days of Ronald Reagan. Mr Trump isn't reading from that particular hymnal, however. Instead he preaches a populist salvation for the economically disaffected. Poll after poll shows economic security is the most important issue for Republican voters, and Mr Trump's entire message - his anti-illegal-immigration stance, his condemnation of Chinese and Mexican trade practices, his calls for taxation of Wall Street hedge fund managers and his constant touting of his resume as a successful businessman and "job-creator" - is built around...
  • What Makes Donald Run?

    09/01/2015 4:26:24 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/1/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Heís giving fed-up Republicans something other candidates are not. Donald Trump has at least three things going for him. (snip) What fuels his candidacy is attitude ó in particular, disdain for those who undeservedly believe they warrant deference. Behind the bombast and the waving hands, he gives the impression of having contempt for the ruling class, (snip) After nearly seven years of Obama, the public is worn out by sanctimoniousness ó by all the Professor Gates/Trayvon Martin/Ferguson lectures on race by an abject racialist, by all the sermons on climate change by a global jet-setter, by all the community-organizing banality...
  • Yes, Trump Can Win Media, GOP Establishment made same attacks on Reagan.

    09/01/2015 4:10:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The media assures: Donald Trump canít possibly win. The GOP Establishment assures: Donald Trump canít possibly win. Hmmm. Where have we heard this kind of thing before? To be specific? Right here when Ronald Reagan ran for president. ē New York Times: Reaganís candidacy is ďpatently ridiculous.Ē ē New York Times: ďThe astonishing thing is that this amusing but frivolous Reagan fantasy is taken so seriously by the news media. It makes a lot of news, but it makes no sense.Ē ē New Republic: ďRonald Reagan to me is still the posturing, essentially mindless and totally unconvincing candy man that...
  • Still Pining for Mitt: Some GOP Donors Hoping Romney Will Jump in the Race

    09/01/2015 4:02:39 AM PDT · by Maceman · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-31-2015 | Eliana Johnson & Elaina Plott
    Though this election cycle was supposed to feature the most impressive field of Republican presidential candidates in decades, a handful of the partyís major donors and bundlers remain underwhelmed by their options. They are longing for the bad old days, and Mitt Romney is still their man. These holdouts continue to hope that the former Massachusetts governor, who said in January he would not run for a third time, will change his mind. They believe he could dispel the chaos that has reigned over the Republican field for months. Though they gave plenty of money to Romneyís presidential campaigns, this...
  • An answer to Trumpís 757: Scott Walker to tour every county in New Hampshire on a Harley

    09/01/2015 1:46:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Donald Trump may show up to his campaign events in his own 757 aircraft emblazoned with a personal logo. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may trump Mr. Trump for the flashiest ride over Labor Day. Mr. Walker plans a bodacious motorcycle ride through New Hampshire which covers considerable territory. ďMark the date on your calendar! Governor Scott Walker will be riding a Harley-Davidson through all 10 counties,Ē his campaign advises. .......Mr. Walker has released a new video message with a close focus on the Iran nuclear accord. ďI refuse to live with a deal that threatens our safety and that...
  • Controversial Clinton ally trashed 'alcoholic' John Boehner in emails to Hillary

    09/01/2015 1:31:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-1-15 | Hunter Walker
    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton's private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Blumenthal's suggestions focused on attacking Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner became speaker...