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  • Updates on Mid-term elections

    10/15/2018 7:33:55 AM PDT · by LS · 50 replies
    self | 10/'15/2018 | LS
    Just a few observations that I see few people out there making. 1. Keep in mind that virtually ALL absentee ballots that are arriving now were MAILED on or about the time of the Judge K hearings & almost certainly will reflect that outrage. 2. I am hearing rumblings---can't put much solid behind it---that DemoKKKrats are really, really getting worried. At every level. In AZ, Enema has just imploded with one scandal after another, in NV Heller has built his lead, in ND, MO, TX, and TN, the Rs have settled into solid leads (and no, Betamale has NEVER, EVER...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...
  • Democrats Die Again on the Wrong Hill

    10/08/2018 5:09:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 8, 2018 | Peter Van Buren
    There seems to be no strategy other than Trump rage, and despite going nuclear on a man's life, they just can't win. While Democrats continue to refight the 2016 election, Republicans confirmed their second Supreme Court judge over the weekend. And the soiled Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process put Democratic strategy for the 2018 midterms in plain view. The question is: will what hasn’t worked to date do any better for the Dems a month from now? This week’s FBI investigation was never going to turn up much beyond incomplete recollections. Apart from liberal Twitter, all of whom are apparently trauma...
  • Dems: Yes, Avenatti hurt us on Kavanaugh

    10/07/2018 7:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 7, 2018 | Allahpundit
    The only thing that’ll make the Kavanaugh saga sweeter for righties at this point is watching their least favorite lawyer get the Billy Batts treatment from his Democratic frenemies. He’s spent the past six months telling them to go get their shinebox. They were destined to stomp him as soon as an opportunity presented itself. “Well you know at some point there were a lot of folks coming forward making all sorts of accusations,” said Sen. Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, when asked about the allegations raised by Avenatti and his client. “It turns it into a circus atmosphere and...
  • Red-state Democrats refuse to come out against Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 6:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2018 | Burgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Democratic leaders need a unified caucus to put maximum pressure on a handful of holdout Republicans. Democrats have all the cover they need to vote in lockstep against Brett Kavanaugh. But a half-dozen of them have refused to go there, even after the pair of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Democratic insiders are feeling more bullish than ever that the party’s 49 caucus members ultimately will oppose Kavanaugh. Yet the undeclared bloc of Democratic senators could be a problem for Democratic leaders, who want to put the weight of the nomination entirely on a handful of holdout...
  • Disney World guest displays 'Re-Elect Trump' banner at Magic Kingdom

    09/24/2018 11:05:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | September 24, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A "Re-elect Donald Trump" banner was displayed then quickly taken down at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Sunday. In a since-deleted Facebook Live video, a Disney guest is seen pulling the banner from a bag, walking up to Main Street Railroad Station and unraveling the banner above the railing with help from another man. Some guests could be seen and heard yelling and taking pictures while the banner was up, which lasted slightly longer than a minute. At that point, a Disney employee told the men to take the banner down, although the video did not...
  • Florida Governor Gillum (D) 48%, DeSantis (R) 42%

    09/15/2018 4:42:34 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 191 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | 09/11/18 Poll | Rasmussen
    Friday, September 14, 2018 Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a six-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the race to be Florida’s next governor. The first Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of the race finds that Gillum earns 48% support to DeSantis’ 42% among Likely Florida Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Among voters who say they are certain to vote in the upcoming election, Gillum leads 49% to 44%.
  • Trump Republican running for Florida governor resigns from U.S. House seat

    09/10/2018 8:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 10, 2018 | Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post
    Rep. Ron DeSantis, a conservative Republican running for governor of Florida, has resigned from the House to focus on his campaign, he told House Speaker Paul Ryan in a letter delivered Monday. DeSantis, 39, has represented Florida’s 6th Congressional District since 2013. He faces Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, in a closely watched race this November. “As the Republican nominee for governor of Florida, it is clear to me that I will likely miss the vast majority of our remaining session days for this Congress,” DeSantis wrote. “Under these circumstances, it would be inappropriate for me to accept a...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I don't know' if I'd ever run again, but I'd never do what Trump did to get elected

    09/06/2018 10:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, told CNBC on Thursday he feels like a "fish out of water" in the current state of divisiveness in America. Asked if he'd ever consider running for president again, the 66-year-old former Florida governor said: "I don't know. I love policy. I love my country. But this political environment right now, I'm not suited for. To be honest with you. I'm a fish out of water. I can't imagine having to attack someone to make yourself look strong." In the "Squawk Box" interview, Bush said he did not...
  • So how did Jeff Greene do at the Trump protest?

    08/03/2018 11:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 1, 2018 | William March
    Democratic candidate for governor Jeff Greene fought megaphone duels with a street preacher, a Rastafarian and a Black Lives Matter activist trying to make his message heard in the raucous, muggy protest zone at the Trump rally at the state fairgrounds Tuesday. But Greene wasn't specific when asked for details on a promise he's made that many Democrats may find enticing: If he's the Democratic nominee for governor, he says, he'll fund Democratic candidates in five Republican-held state Senate races including one in Tampa. Wins in those districts could bring the party close to the Senate majority, or give them...
  • Top Hillary Clinton aide buys second Surf Club condo for $19M

    08/02/2018 11:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | August 2, 2018 | Keith Larsen
    A former top Hillary Clinton aide and her husband just bought their second unit at the Four Seasons Residences at the Surf Club for $19 million. Beth and Ronald Dozoretz purchased unit S1001 at the south tower of the 150-unit luxury condo development at 9001 Collins Avenue in Surfside. The purchase comes just a year after the Dozoretz’s bought a unit in the north tower for $7.4 million. Their new condo totals 6,429 square feet, which equates to a price of $2,955 per square foot. The unit has four bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Beth Dozoretz was formerly the finance chair...
  • Trump's Tampa circus proves you can't reason with his base

    08/01/2018 9:16:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 1, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    For once, the most memorable thing about one of the president's rallies was not his baldfaced lies nor his attacks on reality. Rather, President Donald Trump's Tampa rally will be remembered for the reporting of CNN's Jim Acosta. He revealed more accurately than most what the Trump base, or at least part of it, looks and sounds like and what Trump must do to hold its attention. He tweeted: "Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I'm very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will...
  • 'Wild' Trump revives spirit of '16 -- but can it work a 2nd (and 3rd) time?

    08/01/2018 12:53:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 1, 2018 | Stephen Collinson
    No one knows better than President Donald Trump what worked for him in 2016, and now he's going back to the well -- trusting no one but himself -- to stave off the threat of a Democratic rout in November that could cripple his presidency. At a rowdy rally in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night that invigorated a crowd that booed Trump's enemies like it was a wrestling bout, the President showed exactly why he's itching to get back on the road for multiple rallies every day ahead of the midterm elections. Trump will not be one of those presidents...
  • Trump rally attendees swarm CNN's Jim Acosta, screaming 'liar,' 'tell the truth,' 'CNN sucks'

    07/31/2018 4:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2018 | Emily Goodin
    Attendees at a rally for President Donald Trump swarmed behind CNN reporter Jim Acosta during his live shot on Tuesday, yelling 'liar,' 'tell the truth,' and 'CNN sucks' as the crowd egged them on. Trump has not yet arrived at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall where supporters are filling the building and the media are awaiting his arrival. A crowd of about 50 came up to the press area when they saw Acosta on the risers for his live shot to wave signs supporting Trump and yell 'CNN sucks' and 'Trump, Trump, Trump.' Some had written 'CNN sucks' with...
  • Asian-Americans for Midterm Election under Trump

    07/31/2018 2:27:10 AM PDT · by Doreener · 6 replies
    Hard-working, strong Asian-American Republicans are active and vocally supporting the leadership of President Trump while working to instill Republican values and policies in their communities. Kimberly Yee is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona Senate representing District 20 since January 14, 2013. Being a candidate for Arizona State Treasurer, Senator Kimberly Yee has been consistent throughout her career in public service and she has earned a reputation at the Arizona State Capitol as a fiscal conservative who advocates for issues on behalf of the taxpayer. Asian Republicans are no longer hidden; they have an active and...
  • How Trump Won Re-election in 2020

    07/26/2018 6:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 26, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    A sneak peek at the Times’s news analysis from Nov. 4, 2020. Nov. 4, 2020 In the end, a bitterly fought election came down to the old political aphorism, popularized during Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 run against George H.W. Bush: “It’s the economy, stupid.” This time, however, it was the Republican incumbent, not his Democratic challenger, who benefited from that truism. Donald J. Trump has been decisively re-elected as president of the United States, winning every state he carried in 2016 and adding Nevada, even as he once again failed, albeit narrowly, to gain a majority of the popular vote....
  • Rick Scott vs Bill Nelson for Senate

    06/23/2018 12:18:12 AM PDT · by Doreener · 24 replies
    Rick Scott is the current Republican Governor of Florida. He was first elected governor in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Governor Scott has led the charge to get Florida back to work over the past eight years. Scott was ranked as the 20th most conservative of the country's 30 Republican governors in an April 2013 analysis by Nate Silver of the New York Times. Prevented by term limits from running for governor again, Scott is seeking election to the U.S. Senate as a FL US senate republican candidate. Gov. Scott entered the race on April 9, 2018, posing the...
  • Jeb Bush Blasts Trump Family: My Kids ‘Actually Love Me’

    05/09/2018 7:45:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 29, 2018 | John Nolte
    Jeb Bush took a cheap shot at president Donald Trump’s family by saying that after he (Jeb) lost the 2016 South Carolina GOP primary, he returned home to children who “actually love me, ” reports the Yale Daily News. This is yet another example of the Bush Dynasty not exactly covering itself in glory since Trump blew out Jeb Bush in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Ironically, after attacking Trump’s family, the Yale Daily News notes that Jeb “called for more polite political discourse, citing William Buckley Jr.’s ’50 style of rhetoric. Bush recalled watching Buckley’s famous television program, Firing...
  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • November 12, 2012: George P. Bush Is Ready to Save the GOP

    02/11/2014 2:39:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/12/12 | Andre Tartar
    The Republican grousing began right away on Election Night once Florida began tilting towards Obama, with some on the right predictably blaming Romney as too middle-of-the-road, while the vast majority of GOP pundits zeroed in on what really lost them the White House: the party's horrendous performance among Hispanics, the fastest growing slice of the electorate. All of a sudden Fox News's Sean Hannity was in favor of "a pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants, and his peers were all gaga for rising Hispanic GOP stars like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Texas Senator Elect...