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  • Something every state needs to consider right now

    12/02/2016 12:51:41 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 17 replies
    All states need to examine and modify their election laws to make sure that: 1. They do not,permit candidates to collude and conspire and/or receive money from other election candidates to file recount petitions. Ie acting as a proxy for,other candidates who may or may not remain silent,about their involvement or desire for a recount. 2. Set vote percentage limits on recount requests, that without concrete proof of systematic fraud, and that their vote,count is so small there is no chance of them winning they are denied a recount. 3. Set percentage vote limits thst if they are under a...
  • Trump is my President Song

    12/02/2016 8:29:22 AM PST · by MMAqq · 12 replies
    Trump is my President by Harry Disco When I opened my eyes today I knew something had changed I have never felt this way Trump is my president When you come close to me I feel a rush of energy And love come over me Bless you, bless you, Mr. President I love you, I love you with all my heart I dance down the street smiling from ear to ear getting looks from Democrats I meet Trump is my president Bless you, Mr. President, for coming into our lives When America most needed you Bless you, bless you, Mr....
  • Call their bluff!

    12/01/2016 10:51:07 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 8 replies
    vanity
    Democrats are fussing about voter fraud. Trump can launch a reform campaign to expose and end the real voter fraud.
  • Jill Stein Is a Front for Hillary

    12/01/2016 5:40:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, about this recount. Some stuff to add to this today, but one thing I want to mention before moving on here to something else just to get this out there. I have long suspected that Jill Stein's not actually responsible for this recount, that she is a stand-in, that she is the public face of this. I actually think this is all Hillary Clinton. I think this recount that everybody thinks is Jill Stein's and the Green Party's is all Hillary Clinton. Now, there's a story here from a website called LawNewz, N-e-w-z, and it is...
  • How I Ended Up In A Psych Ward On Election Night A top Hillary fundraiser’s fall

    12/01/2016 4:41:24 PM PST · by reagandemocrat · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/29/16 | Benjamin Ryan
    Note: Post contains sensitive content regarding suicide. I found out Donald Trump had won the Electoral College while midstream in providing a urine sample for the emergency psychiatric staff of a New York City public hospital. The unlockable bathroom door in this unescapable wing was ajar, and I could hear the victorious Mike Pence’s sinister Sunday-school baritone taunting me with the truth from the hallway television. For the preceding witching hours of election night, I had lain in a fetal position amidst a cast of anonymous men nursing their own crises, my hands clasped tightly over my ears. It wasn’t...
  • PA count updates per "Decision Desk HQ" Twitter

    12/01/2016 10:23:07 AM PST · by Methos8 · 98 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | 12/1/2016 | Decision Desk HQ
    ***I AM NOT VOUCHING 100% FOR THIS - BUT SAW THIS ON TWITTER AND REPEATING HERE*** In PA per 11/9 AM count, Trump 2,912,941, Clinton 2,844,705. After nearly every county has updated: Trump 2,961,875, Clinton 2,915,440. Lead is now 46k according to these guys. They are saying the change was driven by updated counts out of Philadelphia: Clinton 584,020 (from 560,542) Trump 108,748 (from 105,418) This is not as part of a recount, but from final official releases by county in PA.
  • Ex-ICE Agent: I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations

    12/01/2016 9:20:23 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | 27 Nov 2016
    Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally . - Trump. ... To assess the claim, O'Reilly talked to retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold, who said he "routinely" arrested illegal immigrants who had voter registrations. "I worked in six locations across the United States. I probably arrested more than 1,000 illegal aliens in my career and I...
  • Red States and Blue States Are a Myth

    12/01/2016 7:34:54 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2016 | Brandon Finnagan
    On Election Night 2016, I found myself at BuzzFeed’s offices in New York City. They had embarked on a bold live streaming show with the aim of mocking traditional network coverage and providing a fun, straight-to-the-point program of returns, tweets, and Millennial-centric fare. Behind the scenes, this meant practice runs of the night. Our first trial rehearsal involved a scenario many at the time thought unlikely, if not impossible: a Trump win. And the trial we ran, in fact, turned out to be closer to the reality of the night than any publicized election whiz’s projection. His victory wasn’t out...
  • Obama: Clinton Would Have Won In A Landslide If Only Young People Voted

    12/01/2016 6:22:25 AM PST · by Fennie · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Brooke Seipel
    Hillary Clinton would have won in a landslide if only young people had voted, President Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone published Tuesday. "If you look at the data from the election, if it were just young people who were voting, Hillary would have gotten 500 electoral votes," Obama told the Rolling Stone. "So we have helped, I think, shape a generation to think about being inclusive, being fair, caring about the environment." Young Americans, he said, "will have growing influence year by year, which means that America over time will continue to get better."
  • AP: Darrell Issa finally wins House race

    11/29/2016 11:21:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    It took three weeks to confirm it, thanks to California’s excruciatingly slow ballot counts, but Darrell Issa will return to Congress in January. Democrats had targeted his seat in order to push out one of the most conservative Republicans in the House, and to send a message to Barack Obama’s critics. Instead, Issa managed to eke out a narrow win over Doug Applegate in the toughest race of his career.Note, though, the way the Associated Press leads this story as it calls the race for Issa: The wealthiest member of Congress is keeping his job.Republican Darrell Issa narrowly defeated...
  • JUST IN: Montgomery County Board of Elections postpones certification of General Election results.

    11/28/2016 2:09:26 PM PST · by Maceman · 90 replies
    I don't know if this means anything in light of the PA State Department's announcement that Stein missed the deadline. But this Fox29 Philly tweet was posted to twitter at 1:33pm today. Can anybody who's knowledgeable explain what this means, if it means anything?
  • Sanctuary city recounts

    11/28/2016 7:56:06 PM PST · by Stopthethreat · 19 replies
    Can Trump request for recounts to be done targeting sanctuary cities? Isnt this where most of the illegal votes are cast?
  • [1st reported 'dropped' now:] Stein campaign files Pennsylvania recount suit [article content change

    11/28/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by dirtboy · 178 replies
  • Hillary’s Popular Vote Holdouts on Collision Course with History

    11/28/2016 9:13:13 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    lifezette ^ | November 27, 2016 | by Laura Ingraham
    After complaining for months that our electoral process takes too long, now some commentators apparently want it to take even longer. Lawrence Lessig has written an article for The Washington Post saying that members of the Electoral College should ignore what they were actually elected to do, and should take it upon themselves to give the presidency to Hillary Clinton. His argument is that since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, she is the “people’s choice.” Other commentators have made similar claims, and given the general angst and unhappiness that fills so much of the commentariat these days, we can...
  • Jill Stein Vows To Launch Recounts In More States To Ensure "Election Integrity"

    11/28/2016 9:01:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/28/2016
    After drawing criticism from almost everyone for her recount efforts in WI, PA, & MI, Jill Stein is doubling down saying that she "would support efforts elsewhere to uphold election integrity."  Ironically, the only thing actually threatening our "election integrity" at the moment is Jill Stein's recount effort. Experts pointed us towards WI, PA, & MI as the largest chance of fraud, but we would support efforts elsewhere to uphold election integrity. https://t.co/CypfEBc8Qn— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 28, 2016  Just yesterday we wrote a note asking why Jill Stein was pursuing these recount efforts (see "Is This The...
  • "Fact checkers" WaPo: "sure" no illegals voted...

    11/28/2016 7:16:21 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 29 replies
    WaPo the always warrior with a poisonous passion in its OBSESSIVE anti Trump-ism, is 100% sure Trump's charge of illegal votes is 'false.' "Donald Trump’s bogus claim that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton" - Washington Post Nov-27-2016. It's one thing to call it: unproven, another thing to be so certain it's not true with no evidence to base it upon. However, what is so certain is that in 2013: "Supreme Court strikes down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote - U.S." NBC - Jun 17, 2013 - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that requires ... requirement for would-be voters to show proof of U.S....
  • Trump election points to US growth boost: OECD

    11/28/2016 6:24:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Nov 2016
    Paris (AFP) - President-elect Donald Trump's big-spending plan and tax cuts are expected to help double the US economic growth rate by 2018, the OECD said Monday. The US economy will grow by 2.3 percent in 2017 and 3.0 percent in 2018, said the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, revising its earlier forecast. That compares to gross domestic product growth of 1.5 percent this year, according to the OECD. The Republican property tycoon's team has said he will devote $550 billion to rebuilding decrepit infrastructure. The incoming president also campaigned on promises for major corporate tax cuts as part...
  • MEMO: Pennsylvania's Red State Status - Republican Party of Pennsylvania

    11/27/2016 5:06:16 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    Republican Party of Pennsylvania ^ | Nov 26, 2017 | pagop.org
    MEMO: Pennsylvania’s Red State Status November 27, 2016 Filed in News, Press Releases 11 DATE: November 27, 2016 TO: Interested Parties FROM: PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason RE: Pennsylvania’s Red State Status On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump made history when he turned Pennsylvania red for the first time since 1988. In addition, Pennsylvania Republicans helped re-elect U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and 13 Congressmen as well as expand our majorities in the State Senate and State House. In recent days, Green Party candidate Jill Stein has decided to launch baseless attacks against the integrity of Pennsylvania’s election system as well...
  • WHAT? JILL STEIN SLAMS HILLARY For Joining Her Hillary-Supported #Recount2016

    11/27/2016 8:00:24 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit/American Outlook ^ | Nov 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft/ Tom Franklin
    hillary-jillstein Jill Stein’s recount is slipping into the bizarre. It’s Liberals’ last chance to overthrow Trump’s historic win. So all the crazies are joining forces. One problem: The crazy Liberals don’t seem to like each other. The Gateway Pundit reported that Hillary people are joining the recount:
  • Progressives without Power

    11/26/2016 12:40:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 26 Nov, 2016 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    A very nice liberal broadcaster asked me earlier this week whether I am worried about the future of the Republican party. Funny question. There are 25 states in which the state legislatures and governorships are controlled by Republicans, and two states with executive/legislative divides in which there are Republican legislative majorities large enough to override a veto from the Democratic governor. Sixty-eight of the country’s 98 partisan state legislative chambers are Republican-run. There are only four states with Democratic governors and legislatures; it is true that these include one of our most populous states (California), but the majority of Americans...
  • The Fake Recount (Saturbray)

    11/26/2016 8:13:18 AM PST · by bray · 68 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 11/26/16 | bray
    Jeremiah 7:9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not So the Clintons are still trying to steal the election? Wonder how big a house Stein has agreed to, but this is obviously being coordinated by Crooked Hillary and more of her Rodham tricks. Trump has to take this as a serious challenge, and until he is sworn in every step is going to be a theft attempt so have some gold plated lawyers at every step. Plan B for Dems is to recount...
  • Jill Stein A Clinton Pawn In Push For Recount?

    11/26/2016 7:03:45 AM PST · by Fennie · 42 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Matthew Wisner
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised nearly $5 million to fund efforts to push for a recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This has led to speculation over what Stein hopes to gain from a potential recount or if she is being used by billionaire investor George Soros or Bill and Hillary Clinton. 'Stacy on the Right' Show Host Stacy Washington weighed in on the potential factors driving the push for a recount.
  • Some Insight As To The 'Recounts' (Hostage)

    11/25/2016 10:13:41 PM PST · by Hostage · 54 replies
    Tree Republic ^ | Day after Thanksgiving 2016 | Hostage
    What I am about to write may be seen, even by myself if it were not me writing, as conspiracy, paranoia, hysterics. Except for one thing: I lived through two elections in Washington State where I saw the same pattern repeated that is emerging now before our eyes. It is theft pure and simple. I do not do this to create fear or hysteria. I will write what I think can and must be done to stop this theft in the making. As you read, I will try to keep it short and endeavor to equip you with an awareness...
  • Green Party Fleeces Sheeple and Files for Recount in Wisconsin…

    11/25/2016 4:50:14 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | Sundance
    The difference between the Democrat and Republican party has always been the distinction between one side who will do anything, say anything, manipulate anything, and fight to the death to get their way – and the other party being polite Republican surrender monkeys.
  • Jill Stein has Raised over $3m to Challenge the Election Results

    11/24/2016 7:35:24 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 88 replies
    Because of you, the first recount is funded. We have two more to go! Congratulations on meeting the recount costs for Wisconsin! Raising money to pay for the first round so quickly is a miraculous feat and a tribute to the power of grassroots organizing. Now that we have completed funding Wisconsin's recount (which is due on Friday), we can begin to tackle the funding for Pennsylvania's recount (due Monday) and then Michigan's recount (due Wednesday). The breakdown of these costs is described below. On November 23, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign launched an effort to ensure the integrity of...
  • Kellyanne Conway: I’ve Been Offered a “Big Position” in Trump Administration (VIDEO)

    11/23/2016 9:02:52 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 23, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway went on with Sean Hannity on Tuesday to discuss the progress of the Transition Team.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Claims “Drain The Swamp” is Racist…

    11/22/2016 6:47:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Sundance
    The professional left have nothing left. It’s all racist now… all of it. Seemingly oblivious to former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi using the term in 2007, Marxist Moonbat Editor (in full hipster repose) from Southern Poverty Law Center now claiming “drain the swamp” equals racism, or something:
  • Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Over Donald Trump Now Exceeds 1.5 Million Votes

    11/22/2016 6:26:25 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 20, 2016 | Davy Caplan
    According to new figures released by The Associated Press on Saturday, Clinton received more than 1.5 million votes more than her Republican rival. As of Saturday, Clinton had received 63,390,669 votes, while Trump received 61,820,845 votes -- a difference of 1,569,824, according to The AP. Rounded off to whole numbers, that translates to 48 percent vs. 47 percent.
  • ‘Tolls are coming’ to Germany’s autobahns

    11/20/2016 11:52:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | November 4, 2016 | Janosch Delcker
    BERLIN — German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt’s political future is tied to the success of imposing a toll on foreign drivers using the country’s autobahns, and despite being slapped down by the European Commission he isn’t giving up on the idea.“The tolls are coming,” Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper on Friday, following news that the EU and Germany are about to settle their dispute over introducing the payments. “I am confident that we will be able to close negotiations with the EU Commission on a positive note in November.”Dobrindt told reporters he expected tolls to come into effect after national...
  • The Pennsylvania Upset: Trump and Toomey’s Different Paths to Victory

    11/20/2016 1:15:27 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19th, 2016 | Jon Lerner
    If Republicans could merge the two approaches, they could continue to win demographically changing swing states. Two of the most consequential elections of 2016 took place among the same voters in the same state. Pennsylvania effectively put Donald Trump over the top of the 270 electoral-college votes needed to win the presidency, and Pat Toomey’s reelection helped secure a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate for at least another two years. Both of these results were remarkable. Trump succeeded in a state where Bob Dole, George W. Bush (twice), John McCain, and Mitt Romney all failed. Toomey won a second...
  • Immigration Top Issue as French Conservatives Vote in First Presidential Primary

    11/20/2016 10:08:30 AM PST · by matt1234 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Nov 2016 | unknown
    PARIS (AP) — French conservatives are voting in a nationwide primary to choose their nominee for next year’s presidential election, after a campaign marked by concerns about immigration and Islamic extremism. Seven candidates are competing Sunday in the first round of the primary. A runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters a week later. The three leading candidates are former president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe. The candidates have been keeping a close eye on far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, whose criticism of immigration and Muslim practices resonates with many voters.
  • Trump Won Fair and Square - Get a life.

    11/20/2016 7:29:00 AM PST · by DanMiller · 15 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 20, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Democrats, the lamebrain media (but I repeat myself), academics (Opps!  I repeated myself again) and others who should know better are protesting -- often violently -- against Trump's victory. Trump Derangement Syndrome is upon us.Trump won fair and square. He did not rely on non-citizens or others who are barred from voting. As President, he intends, with the help of Congress, to make changes in U.S. policy. Horrors!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvxI_iXJkR8 Reflections via Gilbert and SullivanThank Zeus that Hillary won't be the Monarch of the Sea President of the United States. The Monarch of the Seas, as depicted by G&S, certainly behaves and sounds...
  • Egyptian President El-SiSi: “Don’t jump to conclusions” on President Trump…

    11/19/2016 5:13:57 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Sundance
    There is no doubt the genuine secular leaders in the mid-East, those who value freedom and minority protections like Fattah el-Sisi (Egypt) and King Abdullah (Jordan), will find a more consistent and stable ally with President Donald Trump. “I believe that President Trump will be vigorously engaged with the issues in the region,” el-Sisi said. “As a matter of fact, Trump has shown deep and great understanding of what is taking place in the region as a whole and Egypt in particular. I am looking forward and expecting more support and reinforcement of our bilateral relations.” (link)
  • Shadow Fight – Angst Within Obama Admin as Intel Community White Hats Align w/ Trump…

    11/19/2016 4:05:47 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 48 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Sundance
    Those who enjoy the deep weeds of politics, especially White Hat/Black Hat intrigue, will find this Reuters Story popcorn worthy. The Back Story – Admiral Michael Rogers, not to be confused with former House Intel Chair Rep. Mike Rogers, is the Director of the NSA (National Security Agency) and U.S. Cyber Command. Admiral Michael Rogers met with President-Elect Trump, somewhat quietly, last week (Thursday).
  • No Sanctuary from the Rule of Law

    11/19/2016 8:23:28 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    Capitol Hill Outsider ^ | November 18, 2016 | JB Williams:
    Democrat Mayors in all those tiny little blue districts that lost the 2016 elections are revolting after the election and not just against the incoming administration or Donald Trump. They are revolting against the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Rule of Law, in a manner which amounts to sedition against all U.S. citizens. In a word, they are committing acts of treason!
  • Huckabee denies reports he was tapped as ambassador to Israel

    11/18/2016 7:17:43 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 18, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee denied reports that he had been chosen to be President-elect Donald Trump's ambassador to Israel. "Media buzz that I was named Amb to Israel is NOT true. Was never discussed with PE Trump; slot probably not picked until State Dept in place," he wrote on Twitter Friday evening.
  • Trump's Bizarre Winning Formula

    11/18/2016 8:59:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-18-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Reformulating the Republican message, Donald Trump was able to exploit political mistakes Democrats have made. The Democratic Party handed Donald Trump a rare opportunity to make radical changes in the electoral map that could last for years to come.
  • [Flashback] Bill would trim list of Senate-confirmed jobs

    11/18/2016 2:26:17 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Washington post.com ^ | 3/30/11 | Ed O'Keefe
    Hundreds of assistant secretaries and senior officials responsible for budgetary or technological issues may soon be exempt from the usually lengthy, arduous Senate confirmation process. A bipartisan group of senators announced legislation Wednesday cutting the number of government positions requiring Senate confirmation by about a third, removing 200 executive branch nominees and 3,000 noncontroversial officer positions from the roles. The bill, introduced by Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), is in response to a push earlier this year by less-senior senators eager to revamp the Senate’s rules and procedures.
  • WINNERS vs LOSERS ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016 (The list)

    11/17/2016 1:30:10 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 26 replies
    libertynewsonline ^ | Nov-15-2016 | P Poster
    USA :: Politics :: Print this Article WINNERS vs LOSERS ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016 11-15-2016 5:11 pm - Paula Poster Winners vs losers (Nov-8-2016) √ America - winner. × Anti-Americanism - losers. √ Sheldon Adelson - winner. × George Soros - loser. √ FOX (majority), LibertyNewsOnline, MRC (MediaResearchCenter), DailyCaller, IBD (investors.com), GP (thegatewaypundit.com), FrontPageMag, FSM (FamilySecurityMatters.org), AmericanThinker, WND, HumanEvents, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin (MichelleMalkin.com), Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, JihadWatch, AtlasShrugs, Michael Savage, Breitbart, DrudgeReport, NYPost - winners. × WaPo, NYT, CNN, MSNBC, HuffPost,DailyBeast, ProPublica, NPR, USAToday, BuzzFeed, NYdailyNews, TheYoungTurks (Muslim-raised Cenk Uygur), and other alt-left. Dailykos, etc. - losers. √...
  • Memo to millennials, that awful feeling you've got is called losing. It happens...

    11/17/2016 7:30:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/2016 | PIERS MORGAN
    Cheer up, American millennials! I mean, seriously, CHEER THE **** UP! Oh, I know you’ve had a rough week ever since Donald Trump won the election. But it’s time to get a grip. STOP crying. STOP taking personal days off work to ‘process’ what happened. STOP huddling with your equally distraught buddies in Starbucks over your Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha. STOP howling away on social media about how unfair life is and how it’s the end of the planet as we know it. STOP updating the exact number Hillary won the popular vote by, because it doesn’t bloody matter....
  • Elections are war by other means

    11/17/2016 5:26:52 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Scott Swett
    The 2016 presidential campaign, we are told, was nasty and divisive to an unprecedented degree. As students of history are aware, this characterization is far from accurate. But more importantly, we seem to have forgotten the very purpose of elections, which is to provide a non-violent way to adjudicate differences between opposing factions.  The alternative is open warfare – consider the endless revolutions in South America or America's own Civil War. Appalling though the recent election cycle may seem, it was a war of words, not of bullets. As the dust settles, the losers petition for a greater share of...
  • Lobbyists and Big Donors Shut Out From Trump Administration – DC Trembling…

    11/16/2016 5:01:06 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Sundance
    Most Americans cannot fathom how fundamentally earth-shattering the Donald Trump administrative architecture is to the professional political class. “It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones” ~ Niccolň Machiavelli
  • New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on (tr)

    11/16/2016 2:12:29 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 30 replies
    Full Title : New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 1593 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including notes from a 2011 interoffice meeting revealing a top IRS official admitted that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax exempt status based on “guilt by association” and “party affiliation.” According to former IRS Director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements Holly Paz, “they think they know what the org is really doing, rather than...
  • Kanye West on 2020 Presidential Race: Yep. I’m in

    11/16/2016 2:04:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    As much as I want to throw rotten eggs at anyone who begins talking about the 2020 presidential election this week, particularly after what we’ve just been through, this one is simply too good to pass up. In the aftermath of last Tuesday, Michael Moore went on television to ask why the Democrats can’t just nominate people who are actually beloved by the American people. Well Michael, your wish is granted. As reported by our colleagues at Redstate yesterday, you’ve got a candidate on the way who is a complete outsider and wildly popular with your base. Yes… Kanye...
  • Full Circle – Fox News Report: Trump Considering Cruz for Attorney General Spot?…

    11/16/2016 11:46:44 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 104 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Sundance
    A report from Fox News implies President-Elect Donald Trump is considering Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the position of Attorney General. –STORY HERE– Specifically because of his history, it would NOT be surprising to find out that it was Ted Cruz himself, not Donald Trump, who requested the meeting and asked for the job.
  • It's time to kill the Electoral College

    11/16/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    The Week ^ | November 16, 2016 | Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump's collected tweets on the subject of the Electoral College are a work of transcendent numbskullery. "If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y., Florida, and California, and won even bigger and more easily," he tweeted on Tuesday morning, perhaps realizing that losing the popular vote raises questions about the legitimacy of his presidency, let alone any "mandate" he might have. "The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!" he tweeted six minutes later.
  • OUCH! Megyn Kelly’s NEW BOOK SLAMMED With One Star Reviews

    11/16/2016 10:33:49 AM PST · by xzins · 104 replies
    American Lookout ^ | 16 Nov 16 | Tom Franklin
    Megyn Kelly has a new book out.Trying to capitalize on her anti-Trump burst of fame, she wrote a book called “Settle For More.” Here’s the cover: As of this writing, 73% of the reviews are one-star.Readers don’t like it. Here’s the highest-rated review. It’s titled “Ego At Work”:“I want to be as fair as possible here. I think Megyn should have waited a few more years to write a book. To begin with the book is poorly written. Secondly, no matter how you feel towards her (love, like or hate) you can’t help but question why such a strong and...
  • GOP Lawmakers Work Behind Closed Doors to Stop Donald Trump’s Mandate

    11/16/2016 7:43:01 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 15, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Republican Congressional leaders and members of the House Freedom Caucus are trying to distort Donald Trump’s “America First” mandate on trade and immigration to comply with the globalist agenda demanded by the party’s major donors, according to GOP staffers who are familiar with the discussions that occur in the closed-door meetings.
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College

    11/16/2016 6:21:34 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, is set to introduce a Senate bill that aims to end the Electoral College. Boxer announced in a statement on Tuesday that the bill, which she planned to introduce later Tuesday afternoon, would determine the winner of presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. She cited President-elect Donald Trump's victory in the Electoral College despite Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's apparent popular vote advantage. Trump now praises Electoral College, says he could have won popular vote "In my lifetime, I have seen...
  • Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote for president

    11/15/2016 3:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 6:05 PM EST | Janie McCauley
    Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities, drawing criticism and acclaim alike. He took more heat for not voting last week. “I thought a lot of different things about the process and what I could and couldn’t do,” he said Tuesday. “Once again, the system of oppression is what...