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  • Comparing Trump to Reagan Should Be a Slappable Offense

    09/01/2015 7:30:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/01/2015 | by David Forsmark
    It’s presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced—and 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 “As Ronald Reagan said, ‘Trust but verify’” at the drop of every hat, to 437,986,989 misuses of “Reagan’s 11th Commandment” (it wasn’t Reagan’s but he brought it up when it benefitted him), the legacy of the man biographer H.W. Brands calls “one of the two most consequential presidents of the 20th century” pervades the Republican nomination process.But Reagan’s...
  • 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 · 23 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 · 22 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 · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 · 9 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 · 71 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 didnt 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/01/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – 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.“I am encouraged and honored to have Bill, Shak, and Cynthia head up our leadership team in Virginia,” said Senator Cruz. “The 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, The 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 · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Those putting party over country try to conceal their votes from the public. Democratic senators supporting President Obamas 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 caucuss 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 · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 · 59 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 Castaeda was having difficulty hiring enough workers to pick celery and squash. Now Castaeda 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 Castaeda, 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
    Hes 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 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 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 · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The media assures: Donald Trump cant possibly win. The GOP Establishment assures: Donald Trump cant possibly win. Hmmm. Where have we heard this kind of thing before? To be specific? Right here when Ronald Reagan ran for president. New York Times: Reagans candidacy is patently ridiculous. New York Times: The 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. New Republic: Ronald 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 · 50 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 partys 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 Romneys presidential campaigns, this...
  • An answer to Trumps 757: Scott Walker to tour every county in New Hampshire on a Harley

    09/01/2015 1:46:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 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. Mark the date on your calendar! Governor Scott Walker will be riding a Harley-Davidson through all 10 counties, his campaign advises. .......Mr. Walker has released a new video message with a close focus on the Iran nuclear accord. I 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 · 20 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...
  • Hillary Received Plan to Impeach Clarence Thomas -- Memo from David Brock

    09/01/2015 1:21:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11:15 PM, Aug 31, 2015 | Shoshanna Weisman
    Hillary Clinton's recently released emails includes a memo sent by David Brock titled, "Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The purpose of the document might suggest Clinton, or at least those closest to her and in her circle, are interested in impeaching Justice Thomas. The document contains information from Brock about his book, The Real Anita Hill, and other similar points on Justice Thomas's personal life. The document contains details of Brock himself potentially intimidating women close to Justice Thomas. These details were from a 2001 New York Times article, in which the author reached out to a colleague of Thomas,...
  • Scott Walker campaign clarifies Canadian wall comments after backlash (media construct)

    09/01/2015 12:27:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 31, 2015 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    As Gov. Scott Walker faced ridicule Monday for calling the building of a wall on the Canadian border a legitimate issue, his presidential campaign said he isnt pushing for the idea. Despite the attempts of some to put words in his mouth, Gov. Walker wasnt advocating for a wall along our northern border, Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement. The campaign responded after Walkers comment was widely mocked, from a Democratic senator calling it one of the craziest ideas of the campaign so far to fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, saying building a Canadian wall...
  • Blind People Can Be Racist, Too, Study Says

    09/01/2015 12:11:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun August 30, 2015 | Carina Storrs
    A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study. The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with 25 people who were either born blind or severely visually impaired, or who lost their sight as children or adults. A researcher asked the participants, most of whom lived in the northeast United States, about whether they thought about race and also how it affected their feelings about a person. The study found that blind people...
  • CAIR Claims Scott Walker "Enables" ISIS by Calling Them Muslim Terrorists

    08/31/2015 11:58:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    This argument is so stupid that it really ought to come with its own frontal lobotomy. But that doesn't stop assorted Muslim Brotherhood front groups and their lefty useful idiots from making it anyway. "With this, Scott Walker is actually enabling ISIS by characterizing their acts as being Islamic terrorism," said Robert McCaw, government affairs manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "He is taking a peaceful religion of 1.6 billion people and misappropriating it to ISIS, allowing them to wrap themselves in the religion's name and stake a claim to it." McCaw was referring to Walker's first foreign policy...
  • Christie tells Fallon he might go nuclear in next debate

    08/31/2015 11:54:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 12:14 AM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Chris Christie says hes 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 hes considering going nuclear if hes relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month. Stay tuned on Sept. 16th, Christie told Fallon, We may be changing tactics. You know, if I get to like 15 questions in a rowcount em at homeif I get to 15 in a row (where...
  • Jesse Ventura rips Scott Walker: Hes against equal pay, his faith says women are subservient

    08/31/2015 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | August 31, 2015 | Arturo Garcia
    Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura ripped Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for signing an extreme anti-abortion bill into law last year, sarcastically saying it did not go far enough. If he believes that if a doctor performs this its murder, then charge the doctor with murder. And its premeditated so it would be first-degree murder, wouldnt it? he said. These guys, if they truly want to stand up for it, then they gotta go all the way with it. The bill bans the procedure after the 20-week mark of any pregnancy, and does not contain exceptions for rape and incest victims....
  • Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals

    08/31/2015 5:27:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 89 replies
    Investor's Businness Daily ^ | Aug 31, 2015, 6:58 pm ET | IBD Editorials
    Immigration: When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. But on this issue it looks like Trump has the public on his side. The fire from the right was almost as fierce as that from the left. "It's not conservative and it's not realistic and it does not embrace American values," said Jeb Bush. Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish." Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene." But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show September 1 2015.

    08/31/2015 11:30:14 PM PDT · by GregB · 8 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburghs 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • NAME THAT RAPIST - #2 - Miss America

    08/31/2015 10:18:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    #1 - It Happened at Yale #2 in the series Elizabeth Ward, the Miss Arkansas who won the Miss America crown in 1982, told friends she was forced by XXXXXX to have sex with him shortly after she won her state crown. Last year, Ward, who is now married with the last name of Gracen (from her first marriage), told an interviewer she did have sex with XXXXXXX but said it was consensual. Close friends of Ward, however, say she still maintains privately that XXXXXXX forced himself on her. She knows the drill. Of course, she had to say...
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll

    08/31/2015 10:13:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    msnbc ^ | 08/31/15 10:46 PM | Will Femia
    Public Policy Polling gave The Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at the results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. ...surprising is to find Beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support.
  • Rand Paul: Donald Trump setting GOP up for worst defeat since 1964

    08/31/2015 10:06:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Chris Villani
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (AP) a Republican candidate for president today warned his party risks its worst electoral beating since 1964 if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. It would probably be the worst defeat weve had since (Barry) Goldwater, Id predict, if Trump where the nominee, Paul said in a Boston Herald Radio Morning Meeting interview, referring to the 1964 race during which the Republican from Arizona carried only six states against Lyndon B. Johnson. A recent Quinnipiac national poll showed Trump lapping the field with 28 percent of those surveyed saying they support him. Paul, who...
  • Dr. Ben Carson's response to a 10-year old boy-Amazing!

    08/31/2015 8:52:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Published on Nov 10, 2014 Dr. Ben Carson's amazing response to a question asked by a 10-year old boy! Dr. Benjamin Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home and being challenged by dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream, until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. At age 33, he became the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history, as director of pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Carson became famous for...
  • Pro-Edelen super PAC releases Web ad with audio of praise from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow

    08/31/2015 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/31/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    A super PAC supporting Auditor Adam Edelens re-election bid has released a Web ad using audio of an MSNBC segment lauding the incumbent Democrats speech at Fancy Farm this year. The two-minute video, titled Big, Important Things, features MSNBCs Rachel Maddow, on her Aug. 21 program, calling Edelen the best southern Democratic politician I have seen speak at an event like this (Fancy Farm) since (former Texas Gov.) Ann Richards, since Bill Clinton in his prime. The ad also includes portions of Edelens speech and footage of him at Fancy Farm events. Kentuckians for Honesty in Government released the video...
  • GOP Escort Service for US Chamber wants WILBUR!

    08/31/2015 7:43:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 8/31/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy. Watch it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-7gpgXNWYIWhat could Day Quayle have learned from Donald Trump?This is the Dan Quayle who, in an alternate universe, escaped from his handlers, and showed that he's really an intelligent guy.Senator Bentson, if Jack Kennedy could rise from the grave this moment, see a Democrat party that is the thrall of the abortion industry and homosexualists, he would think that the Communists had taken over his beloved party. If there's anything the American people are...
  • MSNBC Reporting New Republican National PPP Poll

    08/31/2015 7:39:50 PM PDT · by BFAM · 63 replies
    discussionist.com ^ | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:13 PM
    "They say its exclusive-I don't think its published" Trump 29% Carson 15% Bush 9% Firorina 8% Rubio 7% Kasich 6% Ted Cruz 5% (?) -I think but not sure Cristie 2% Santorum 2% Rand Paul 1% (Wow) Rick Perry 1% Jim Gilmore 1% Is Obama a Christian 14% Is Obama a Muslim 54% "Only 29% think Obama was born in the US" "40% think Ted Cruz was even though born in Canada"
  • HILLARY CLINTON VERY ACCESSIBLE AT $1000-PER-PLATE DINNER

    08/31/2015 7:28:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.31.15 | Emily Zanotti
    Hillary Clinton is a very accessible human being, at least according to a woman who paid $1,000 for the chance to eat rubber chicken and rub elbows in the Hamptons with the Democratic Presidential candidate. Hillary, herself, is in East Hampton for a much-needed vacation away from the filthy masses, and while there, she's raising money from her rich neighbors. The fundraiser in question was held on the grounds of the Patricof estate, owned by venture capitalist Alan Patricof, chairman of Apex Partners. Guest feasted on incredibly expensive chocolate chip pancakes, as their precious little hooligans played in a private...
  • Trump, Clinton Lead Primary Matchups. Bush Ties Carson for Runner Up(Trump 37%, Bush 9%, Carson 9%)

    08/31/2015 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | August 31, 2015 | Reid Wilson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump has broadened his lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, a new poll shows, as more Republican voters begin to see the bombastic billionaire in a favorable light. The Morning Consult survey shows Trump leading among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents with 37 percent of the vote, compared with just nine percent for the second-place finishers, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) are tied for the next spot with six percent. Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) claims...
  • Americans for Prosperity takes to airwaves with ad attacking Jack Conway, Affordable Care Act

    08/31/2015 6:13:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/31/2015 | Nick Storm
    The political 501(c )(4) group Americans for Prosperity is jumping into the fall election cycle with an ad attempting to tie Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway to President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act. The ad, first reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, launched Monday in what AFP told the newspaper is a hefty six-figure ad buy. AFP is supported by the billionaire ultra-conservative Koch brothers. Jack Conway chose Washington insiders over Kentucky families when he decided not to take Obamacare to court now we are yolked with double-digit premium increases and thousands of lost jobs, Julia Crigler, state...
  • Experts Astounded by Trump Polls

    08/31/2015 5:51:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, a little detail here in Iowa. This is a Monmouth University telephone poll August 27th through the 30th of 405 Iowans likely to attend the Hawkeye Cauci. The margin of error is +/- 4.9 points. So margin of error is +/- 5, and it's astounding. Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied in this poll, 23% each. "Most Iowa Republicans prefer someone without a traditional political pedigree, according to the analysis at Monmouth University poll. This is now the first time since July 26th that poll in first four nominating states has shown Trump without a nominal lead."...
  • O'Reilly/Krauthammer agree - Trump no good for party, GOP throwing election to democrats

    08/31/2015 5:45:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 106 replies
    August 31, 2015
    I can't post the link yet, but I just watched blowhard and Krauthammer lower the boom on Donald Trump, saying he never criticizes Obama or any other democrat and the others can't get their REAL message out because of him. Krauthammer was the most outrageous. He got so mad he started stuttering saying how Trump is the greatest thing ever to happen to democrats. Two of the biggest blowhards I have ever heard in my life and I'll be surprised if Trump takes this bold-faced lie from them without replying. Of course he has slammed Obama and Clinton. That's been...
  • Barnicle: I Want to Live As Far as Possible From Anti-Establishment GOP Voters

    08/31/2015 5:44:20 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to conservatives, liberal media types are lately really letting their snobbery show. Last week, as we reported here, John Fugelsang referred to conservatives as "rubes" who Fox News worked to keep in its "paddock." Today, it was Mike Barnicle's turn to display his disdain. Guest-hosting on With All Due Respect, Barnicle declared "I would want to live as far away as possible" from the 53% of Iowa Republican voters who favor anti-establishment candidates Trump, Carson, Fiorina and Cruz. View the video here.
  • Email from Walker

    08/31/2015 5:17:43 PM PDT · by vmivol00 · 29 replies
    Email from Walker Campaign | Walker
    I just got this email from the Walker campaign. "My friend, Our opponents have hit a new low. Now I cant even order a cheesesteak without being accosted by virulent protesters. Yes, you heard that right -- protestors tried to interrupt a recent campaign stop in Philadelphia by shouting and holding up vulgar signs." I'm sorry, but doesn't this sound weak and whiny??? If you want to be President shouldn't you be able to handle some punk protesters? How are you going to handle Putin? Mexico?, Pelosi?....your K street masters?
  • Twitter Momentum - Presidential Candidates - August FINAL

    08/31/2015 5:16:50 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 7 replies
    Technically August still has four hours left in it here on the East Coast but I'm not staying up that late. Instead, I'm going to mix a pitcher of margaritas, sit on my deck with my laptop and watch the moon come up and then I'm going to bed. So these are the final Twitter stats for August. Once I hit post, I'm resetting my spreadsheet and throughout September, I'll post periodic updates of which presidential candidates are gaining the most followers since September 1 as this is an indication of MOMENTUM. On October 1, or most likely the night...
  • Fox News Disputes Rand Pauls Claim that Trump Got Special Treatment at Debate

    08/31/2015 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Mediate ^ | 7:24 pm, August 31st, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Fox News came to Donald Trumps defense, in a sense, on Monday after Rand Paul accused the network of giving the GOP frontrunner twice as much airtime as every other candidate at the first GOP debate earlier this month. And then everybody wonders why hes doing well in the polls, Paul said in an interview with Boston Herald Radio today. Maybe we shouldnt predetermine to give somebody who really isnt even a good Republican, or a good conservative maybe we shouldnt be predetermining to give them twice as much time as everybody else. But in a statement to The...
  • Donald Trump 2016? It's up to the Conservative Movement Now

    08/31/2015 3:42:18 PM PDT · by parksstp · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08-31-2015 | Steve Deace
    He currently holds unprecedented leads in national polls, including across-the-board edges in all of the early primary/caucus states. His likability numbers with Republican primary voters are on the upswing. Hes a billionaire who can spare no expense in self-funding, which means hes already amassed the largest war chest anyone will have in this campaign. Nevertheless, most of the intelligentsia still doesnt believe Donald Trump has much of chance to be the 2016 GOP nominee.
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romneys wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Beyond Trolling: Trump Looks to Deliver Knockout Blow to Jebs Image

    08/31/2015 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug, 2015 | John Hayward
    Trump also isnt kicking Bush while hes down or punching down with these viral video stings. Would anyone have believed, just a few months ago, that Donald Trump would be accused of beating up on the wimpiest kid in class by going after Jeb Bush, once portrayed as the nigh-inevitable Establishment prince in waiting, his fundraising totals so incandescent that other candidacies would melt away before them? But here we are, watching Conventional Wisdom grapple with the idea that Trump seems to be picking on small fry with a viral video that, far from ribbing Bush, contrasts his infamous illegal...
  • Ill put them in camps: Rand Paul mocks GOP field for hardline rhetoric towards illegals

    08/31/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    A nice catch by Sam Stein of HuffPo from Rand’s interview with Boston Herald Radio. Skip to around 11:00 for the key bit.I … did not expect a competition between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul over who could conjure up a better Nazi allusion for Republicans. Or rather, I didn’t expect it until the election turned to foreign policy. “There have been a lot of dumb ideas put out,” Paul said, speaking with Boston Herald Radio. “One that the Mexicans will pay for a wall, [which] was probably the dumbest of dumb ideas. But putting a wall up between...
  • John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A Jackass At Fundraiser

    08/31/2015 2:57:50 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/27/2015 | Alex Pappas
    Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a jackass, two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruzs presidential campaign keeps that jackass out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
  • WaPo Fails to Identify Close Clinton Adviser Used in Ignatius Column to Clear Hillary in Email..

    08/31/2015 2:01:18 PM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal that isnt. Ignatius lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as a former CIA general counsel whos now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents...
  • Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 2016)

    08/31/2015 2:00:11 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    Erik Erikson ^ | August 28, 2015 | Erik Erikson
    In 1854, confronted by the moral evil of slavery and the inability of the Whigs to provide clarity against it, the Republican Party formed. Whig Party leaders either shifted their party allegiances or quit politics altogether. Even Abraham Lincoln got out of politics for a time. By 1858, the Republican Party had majorities in almost all Northern States even without a Southern presence. The party won the Presidency for the first time in 1860 and commanded the White House throughout the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. With the rise of Soviet evil after World...
  • New Trump ad: When Jeb Bush talks about an act of love, does he mean illegals murdering Americans?

    08/31/2015 1:31:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, who calls this “Willie Horton part two.”Trump clearly does mean to imply that murder is what Bush has in mind when he talks about “acts of love,” which of course is false. The lawbreaking that Jeb’s talking about in the ad is a reference to crossing the border because you can’t find work to feed your family back home. You can read the “act of love” comment in context here. And here’s the thing: If you do, you’ll see that Bush wanted people to notice it and remember it. “I’m going to say...