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  • Trump: I’m steamrolling Jeb, Rubio in their home state

    11/28/2015 4:06:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is going after GOP primary rivals Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for polls showing them trailing the businessman in their home state. "We're leading in Florida against a sitting senator, right - a sitting senator," Trump said at a rally in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday. "So we are beating a sitting senator who never votes for Florida," he added. "And think of this, we're leading against an ex-governor, Bush - Bush, in favor of Common Core, can you believe you're in favor of Common Core?"
  • FULL Speech: Donald Trump Rally in Sarasota, FL (Replay)

    11/28/2015 11:33:21 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 66 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-28-15 | Donald Trump
    The live stream I was watching kept going out so if you missed the whole thing or part of it, here's a replay. Saturday, November 28, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a massive campaign rally and spoke to an overflow crowd of tens of thousands at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, FL. youtube.com/watch?v=C9-mReBPVAA
  • Alan Grayson: I'll file suit if 'Canadian' Ted Cruz wins nomination

    11/27/2015 1:53:09 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Grayson said Wednesday that he plans to file suit if Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, wins the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking with liberal Fox News radio host Alan Colmes, Mr. Grayson, a Florida Democrat, called the 2016 Republican presidential lineup "appalling." "It's resolved itself into this weird reality show. It's not 'The Biggest Loser' that they're choosing, it's 'The Biggest Bigot,'" he said. Mr. Colmes asked if all of the GOP candidates are bigots. "Well show me one who represents the exception here," Mr. Grayson responded. "In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically...
  • Dem Rep Declares He Will ‘File That Beautiful Lawsuit’ If Canadian-Born Cruz Wins Presidency

    11/27/2015 3:56:31 PM PST · by Isara · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 27th, 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told radio host Alan Colmes Wednesday that if Ted Cruz is elected president, he “will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he's unqualified for the job” according to the Constitution.Cruz was born in Canada to a native-born American mother, making the presidential candidate a dual Canadian-American citizen. It was not until a 2013 Dallas Morning News article that Cruz acknowledged his Canadian citizenry publicly. In 2014, the senator renounced his Canadian citizenship altogether.Lamenting the “appalling choices” Republicans have to choose among, Grayson told Colmes the Republican race “resolved itself into this weird reality show.”“It's not ‘The...
  • Miami Muslim Leader: Killing Civilians Not Ok, Except with Knives

    11/27/2015 6:48:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Miami Muslim Leader: Killing Civilians Not Ok, Except with Knives Hamas devotee Sofian Zakkout fools reporter into believing he's a man of peace. November 27, 2015 Joe Kaufman Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout is a Sunni Muslim leader located in South Florida, who has ties to two dozen mosques stretching from Palm Beach County down to Miami-Dade. Because of his important status, the news media, at times, looks to him for quotes regarding events and issues affecting Muslims. One moment, he will tell them that he is a man of peace and against the radicals in his community. The next, he...
  • Trump to campaign in Sarasota (Saturday)

    11/27/2015 6:55:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NBC 2 ^ | 11/27/15 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate front-runner Donald Trump returns to Florida for a campaign rally on Saturday.</p> <p>Trump's rally will be held at the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, beginning at noon. He last visited Florida last month when he made stops before large crowds in Miami and Jacksonville.</p>
  • Am I the only one?

    11/26/2015 11:24:21 PM PST · by Cowman · 55 replies
    11-27-201 | Self
    Am I the only one who is really put off by the pardoning of the turkey and really, really wants a President who would kill, dress and eat the stupid bird?
  • Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson to Tour Refugee Camps in Jordan to Battle ‘Premature Capitulation ...

    11/26/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle & Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ben Carson boarded a flight to the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan late on Thanksgiving to embark on a tour of Syrian refugee camps there on Friday, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview before the trip. The tour–which Carson is taking so he can learn more about how to solve the refugee crisis by resettling Syrians throughout the Middle East, rather than bringing any refugees to the United States of America or placing more in Europe–means the world-leading neurosurgeon is the first 2016 GOP presidential candidate to tour refugee camps in Jordan. “I’m going to be visiting...
  • America’s higher education brought low

    11/26/2015 9:33:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | George F. Will
    Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not. Melissa Click is the University of Missouri academic who shouted “I need some muscle over here” to prevent a photojournalist from informing the public about a public demonstration intended to influence the public. Click’s academic credentials include a University of Massachusetts doctoral dissertation titled “It’s ‘a good thing’: The Commodification of Femininity, Affluence, and Whiteness in the Martha Stewart Phenomenon.” Her curriculum...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Ted Cruz’s Surge in Polls Angers Rubio Supporters

    11/26/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    He has been called a “Whacko Bird” by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and other establishment Republicans in the U.S. Senate. He has been called an “extremist” and a Tea Party Republican that likes to hang out on the far right fringe of the GOP. Detractors, especially those who support his amigo in the Senate, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , make fun of his voice and appearance, as well as how he delivers his message. Haters from the Rubio camp and those Democratic Party talking points-spewing armchair quarterbacks, who think they can accurately foretell the future when it comes to...
  • Marco Rubio implies: If terrorists attack, Ted Cruz is to blame

    11/26/2015 4:36:50 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio says that if there is a terrorist attack in America, it will be because of people who voted against NSA surveillance, and he has previously criticized Ted Cruz for voting against it. So he seems to be saying that future terrorist attacks will be on Ted Cruz's head. Additionally, one of his super-PACs is running an ad saying that Cruz voted to weaken our ability to fight terrorists. What exactly did Cruz vote for? Cruz voted for a bill that stops the NSA from collecting all phone records from all Americans. There is no reason for the government...
  • Marco Rubio Has Lost Poll Support Since Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/26/2015 11:43:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Pundits expected the terrorist attacks in Paris to shove the GOP’s primary race towards national-security debates and to boost the experienced pols, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But the latest Reuters tracking poll instead shows real estate developer Donald Trump consolidating his lead at the top of the crowded GOP field, with just under 40 percent support. At the same time, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost more than half his support, dropping from 26 percent at the end of October to just over 11 percent today. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)....
  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • McCain: Focus on refugees 'misplaced'

    11/18/2015 12:14:13 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to place too much emphasis on Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, calling their focus misguided. “I believe the overwhelming focus on the refugee program in recent days is misplaced,” said McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a written statement. “I especially encourage my fellow Republicans to recognize that refugees are not the problem – they are the symptom of the problem.” Since attacks credited to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 129, Republicans have called for...
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.”
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 11:56:31 AM PST · by VinL · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.” It’s a rare example of McCain siding with President Obama, who defeated him in the 2008 presidential election, on a hot-button...
  • McCain: White House Win ‘Extremely Difficult’ Without Immigration Action

    11/05/2015 6:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Roll Call's WGDB Blog ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matthew Fleming and Emma Dumain
    With Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s comments about immigration Sunday, the top two Republicans in Congress have now declared dead the prospects of an overhaul before the 2016 elections. In the aftermath of 2012, when Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate and President Barack Obama was re-elected resoundingly, Republican lawmakers and strategists predicted the GOP’s White House ambitions were directly tied to the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. Many of those voices haven’t changed their tune. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the four “gang of eight” Republicans who successfully navigated an immigration overhaul through the Senate in 2013,...
  • Police Bust Weekly Mahjong Game Played By Elderly Women

    11/26/2015 2:20:39 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 72 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | November 24, 2015
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. () Police in Florida busted a game of mahjong in Florida at a condominium clubhouse. The group accused of the crime: four women between the ages of 87 and 95. King says word spread about their weekly gathering and that a "troublemaker" in the community called the police citing a law that prohibits playing the game for money. Police closed the clubhouse. After a bit of investigating, officials came to the conclusion that there is no ordinance prohibiting mahjong gambling of that nature.
  • 'Go back to Auschwitz'; Rabbinical student assaulted in Florida

    11/26/2015 9:57:34 AM PST · by Lera · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/26 | Cynthia Blank
    Assailant reportedly shouted 'Hitler was right' at 19-year-old rabbinical student before beating him in middle of Boca Raton street. A 19-year-old rabbinical student was verbally and physically assaulted in Boca Raton, Florida last Saturday, according to reports Wednesday. WPTV Channel 5 said the student was walking on 2nd Street when the assailant, riding a blue mountain bike, shouted at him that "Jews should go back to Auschwitz. Hitler was right." The young man, who is studying for his rabbinic ordination at the Boca Raton Chabad center, allegedly then replied: "Why don’t you come back here and say that?” The cyclist...
  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counterpunches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year. -- “I’m not sure someone wouldn’t do better...
  • Your Republican Uncle (New DNC website providing talking points)

    11/25/2015 9:36:26 AM PST · by TXnMA · 49 replies
    DNC website ^ | Undefined, but current | DNC
    YOUR REPUBLICAN UNCLE The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics sometimes laced with statements that are just not true. Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh and the perfect response to each of them. Want to stay in the know all year round? Sign up to have the latest updates on how Democrats are fighting back against Republicans.
  • REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...

    11/25/2015 7:14:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov 25: 2015
    REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • Tough-talking Ted Cruz flies into 2nd place in Iowa polls, largely at Ben Carson's expense

    11/23/2015 8:01:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 23, 2015
    With a world on edge after the coordinated terror attacks in Paris, and as criticism grows louder of the Obama administration’s handling of adversaries such as Iran and Syria, tough talk and defiance have become strong currencies in the presidential race. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s mild-mannered, soft-spoken demeanor – which helped endear him to many voters in the first place – now appears to be working against him, while Sen. Ted Cruz’s tell-it-like-it-is, in-your-face style is now raising his stock. In the crucial state of Iowa, which holds closely-watched caucuses, the event in Paris on Nov. 13 changed many conservatives’...
  • A Poll That Needs To Be Taken At This Point.Trump/Cruz Ticket VS Hillary In Swing States.

    11/23/2015 8:10:46 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 33 replies
    Anyone agree that the pollsters should start taking polls with a GOP Ticket VS Hillary. And do all three scenarios. Trump/Cruz, and Rubio and Carson. Odds are that any combination should give Trump and anyone an easy 10 point lead over Hillary. But the one we most want to see is a Trump/Cruz ticket VS Hillary. You all agree we could see another shellacking?
  • No, You Can't Trust Marco Rubio to Protect Your Guns # UCCShooting # Oregon

    11/23/2015 5:08:48 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Got News.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    You shouldn't trust Rubio. Senator Marco Rubio is running for president but he doesn't want you to know about his past views on guns. Take a note at this research on him opposing lawful gun owning. Rubio Favored Restrictions On Florida Gun Owners In His 2000 State House Race, Rubio Supported Waiting Periods On Gun Purchases. "'Background checks are necessary and the sale of guns at shows should be limited,' Garcia said. 'Furthermore, safety locks should be required. I am also against honoring the concealed weapons permits of other states in our state.' Rubio supports 'reasonable restrictions' including background checks...
  • This is why we must fear Trump: He makes the insane Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio look sensible

    11/23/2015 6:05:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 23, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Trump's racism is bad for Republicans now, but the eventual wild-eyed nominee will only look moderate in comparison.Since the Donald Trump campaign kicked off with demagoguery about Mexican immigration, political watchers have been on quiet but alert fascism watch, carefully monitoring Trump to see if he steps over the line. You can feel in your bones that Trump and his supporters long for to give into the sweet oblivion of balls-out racism, rather than dealing with the tedious process of carefully measuring the lines so you can toe them without stepping so far over that liberal journalists are freed up...
  • Rubio's Growing Credibility Gap

    11/23/2015 12:07:14 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-08-2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    “I think it’s just reflective of what’s been going on for the past month or so and the way the race, at least in the establishment lane, has shifted. It’s really Jeb or Marco now.” Thus spoke an “anonymous” Bush donor, quoted in Politico. The edgy and unidentified Bushie inadvertently confessed that all those Establishment types really do consider Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as one of their own. Apparently his Tea Party upset of then-GOP Establishment Governor Charlie Crist was not what it seemed. Senator Rubio has impressed many on the campaign trail. Without doubt his foreign policy concentration is...
  • The Democratic National Committee Is Broke

    11/23/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/22/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is financially insolvent heading into the 2016 election year, Breitbart News has learned.Federal Election Commission records reveal that the DNC is millions of dollars underwater and running up a deficit each month, lagging far behind its financially savvy counterpart, the Republican National Committee.Just last month, the DNC turned a nearly million-dollar debt, marking the fourth month in a row that the DNC spent more money than it took in. In fact, the committee chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schulz took a loss in seven of the last ten months.The DNC raised $4,456,789 in the month of...
  • Armed Protesters Surround Florida Mosque To Oppose ‘Islamization of America’

    11/22/2015 6:40:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/22/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On November 21 a group of armed protesters surrounded a Irving, Florida, mosque to oppose the pending influx of Syrian refugees and the “Islamization of America.”Some of the protesters had AR-15 rifles slung across their shoulders while others carried bolt action rifles popular for their long range accuracy. They explained that they were not carrying the weapons for offensive purposes, but to defend themselves in the event that things went badly during the protest.According to Fox 4, protest spokesman David Wright said, “We are here protesting Syrian refugees coming to America [and] protesting the Islamization of America.” He is convinced...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll (Jeb hits lowest poll percentage in 2 years)

    11/22/2015 2:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/15 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump's sizable lead puts him ahead of the popular but controversial Ben Carson. Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning...
  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston threatens to sue CNN over documentary

    11/22/2015 3:09:31 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jameis Winston + 2
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has notified CNN that he is prepared to sue if the cable network airs a documentary about college campus rape on Sunday as scheduled, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. "The Hunting Ground" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The documentary, in part, highlights the rape investigation against Winston while he was at Florida State and features the first public interview from Winston's accuser, Erica Kinsman.
  • A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case

    11/22/2015 2:50:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the candidates, all of the debates and all of the unpredictability, the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 has taken a clear shape over the past month or so. There is a four-candidate top tier that has separated itself from the rest of the pack. There is then a trio of “if/then” candidates who would need a major mistake or collapse from one of the top four to have a realistic chance at winning. Everyone else running has a puncher’s chance — at best — at being relevant in the nomination fight. Below are my...
  • How How would President Rubio wage the war on terror?; Exclusive: Rush Limbaugh talks terror attack,

    11/22/2015 12:14:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 22, 2015
    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday," November 22, 2015. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.-- snip -- WALLACE: Rush Limbaugh on Obama and the Republican response, next. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) WALLACE: A look outside the Beltway at snow in Oskaloosa, Iowa, as the political season heats up just 70 days before the first in the nation's caucuses. Well, love him or hate him, Rush Limbaugh is the king of conservative talk radio. 20 million people listen to him each week on close to 600 stations across the country. He's also written...
  • Endangering Our Citrus Industry

    11/22/2015 7:53:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Florida's citrus harvest has plummeted 60 percent from ten years ago, because of citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that causes trees to produce stunted fruit and eventually die. The disease has also been found in one Los Angeles area orchard, potentially putting California's citrusgroves at risk. Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake. Introduced and spread by the flying aphid-like Asian citrus psyllid, citrus greening is also called HLB, from the Mandarin word for "yellow dragon disease." It can quickly infest entire orchards, and thus far there is no cure. Infected trees must simply be destroyed....
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • Right to Rise - Jeb Bush's super PAC - is about to start airing commercials in Ohio

    11/21/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by RC one · 26 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 18, 2015 03:34 PM | Jessica Wehrman
    A super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will place an ad buy in Ohio today. Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Bush, won't release specific figures on the buy, but it's the latest case of GOP presidential contenders paying attention to a state that isn't one of the initial primary contests. A source familiar with current TV ad buys says the buy is or $315,402 - with the bulk of that going to cable and just $4,395 going to a Fox affiliate. The total buy in Columbus is $109,349, on stations including TNT, HGTV and USA. Billionaire...
  • Jeb Bush adviser just comes out and says it: Donald Trump looks like a fascist

    11/21/2015 9:32:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    #TeamJeb won't let The Donald walk this one back Jeb Bush is not joining his fellow Republican, Donald Trump, in arms in the age-old tradition of conservative combat against biased media reporting, and instead, Jeb and his campaign team are piling on The Donald’s latest absurd suggestion that there should be a database to track and monitor Muslims in the U.S. A bit of a mini-media controversy erupted Thursday afternoon when headlines blasted news of Trump suggesting the mandatory registration of Muslim Americans: “Trump won’t rule out database, special ID for Muslims in US.” But, Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum quickly...
  • Cruz catches Carson (Tied for second place) [Trump 28%, Cruz 18%, Carson 18%]

    11/21/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dan Spencer
    A new national NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll finds that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has moved up 8% as Ben Carson dropped 8% leaving them tied for second place at 18%. Donald Trump, who was tied for the lead with Carson at 26% in the last NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, is now in the lead at 28%. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% also moved up 2%, to 11%, and remains in fourth place. The rest of the Republican candidates remain at 4% or less. The two point moves by Trump and Rubio fall within the poll’s 2.9% margin of error. Other...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton – And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists…

    11/21/2015 11:21:04 AM PST · by xzins · 42 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 20, 2015 | sundance
    The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples: Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-42 Florida Poll – Trump Beats Clinton 49-40 Survey USA Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-40 And not only...
  • GOP Operative Plans ‘Guerrilla Campaign’ Against Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard and Janet Hook
    A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race. Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal. "In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is...
  • Rubio Hits Cruz For 'Weakening' U.S. Spy Programs

    11/16/2015 7:29:35 PM PST · by VinL · 12 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/16/15 | David Cantonese
    Sen. Marco Rubio called out Sen. Ted Cruz by name Monday night for voting to "weaken U.S. intelligence programs," escalating their increasingly intense rivalry for the Republican presidential nomination. Calling it a distinctive issue in the campaign for the White House, the Florida senator said, "At least two of my colleagues in the Senate aspiring to the presidency, Sen. Cruz in particular, have voted to weaken the U.S. intelligence programs just in the last month and a half. And a weakening of our intelligence gathering capabilities leaves America vulnerable." Rubio, speaking before The Wall Street Journal CEO Council at the...
  • Cruz Disagrees With Trump on Muslim Registry

    11/20/2015 9:26:47 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 257 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 11/20/2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz on Friday put a bit of distance between himself and arguably his closest ally in the presidential race: Donald Trump. Kicking off a two-day swing through Iowa, the U.S. senator from Texas was asked about Trump's apparent openness Thursday to a national registry of American Muslims in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks. "I'm a big fan of Donald Trump's, but not a fan of government registries of American citizens," Cruz told reporters before a town hall at Briar Cliff University. The "First Amendment protects religious liberty." Asked Thursday by NBC News if he wanted to...
  • Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton slam Donald Trump's plan for government to track Muslims and close Mosques

    11/20/2015 9:00:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/20/15 | CAMERON JOSEPH
    Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton slam Donald Trump's plan for government to track Muslims and close Mosques as 'just wrong'. Politicians in both parties are piling on against Donald Trump following his racist calls for the government to track Muslims and to close Mosques. "It's not a question of toughness. It's manipulating people's angst and their fears. That's not strength. That's weakness," Jeb Bush Bush said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Friday morning, calling Trump's comments "just wrong." And Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton bashed Trump on Twitter. "This is shocking rhetoric. It should be denounced by all seeking to lead this country,"...
  • Muslim immigration is unconstitutional [vanity]

    11/19/2015 8:56:33 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Free Republic | November 19, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    The first stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution is "to form a more perfect Union." Allowing immigrants into this country when their religion/political ideology is completely hostile to, and incompatible with, the principles upon which American republican self-government is premised makes that first stated purpose totally impossible of fulfillment. As has been stated, correctly, so many times, the Constitution is not a suicide pact.
  • Donald Trump on Breitbart News Daily: 'Marco Rubio Is Not Equipped To Do This Job'

    11/19/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP frontrunner for president, lambasted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 on Thursday morning. "Marco Rubio is not equipped to do this job," Trump said. "Marco Rubio is a lightweight." The slam came during an exchange with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon in which the men were bashing the so called "GOP smart set" a collection of Washington centric political consultants and GOP establishment favored pundits that think they're smarter than ordinary Americans, and use their public opinion leader positions to protect the Washington...
  • Rep. Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:48:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/19/2015 | By Dennis Romboy
    The Utah Republican endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Thursday, saying he is strong on defense and foreign policy. "We have to do everything we can to make sure we strengthen our national defense, and do everything we can to make sure that this country and the people that are living in this country are safe, and Marco is the right person to do that," Love said in a statement. Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said she realized at a roundtable discussion with Rubio when he campaigned in Utah last month that their stories are similar. "And for the...
  • Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:41:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-19-15 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president on Thursday, as the Florida lawmaker and GOP candidate continues to pick up steam in the endorsement primary. Speaking on Fox News Channel, Love said she was inspired by a recent Rubio visit to her home state and cited his strength on national defense in the wake of the terror attacks in France as a reason she will support him over others. “I saw him inspire people, but this [terror attack] just solidified things for me,” Love said. “He’s been talking about these threats from the very beginning … he’s...
  • Why would Bill Kristol want to make a Hillary victory inevitable?

    11/19/2015 7:04:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 9 2015 | Mike Ford
    Last week in an article titled "Ben Carson Reconsidered," destined for the November 16 print edition of The Weekly Standard, "conservative" pundit William Kristol shows just how willing he is to risk a Hillary Clinton presidency and all its concomitant damage. He's willing to risk such simply to prevent an outsider from ascending to that office. In a two (internet)-page article, Dr. Kristol excoriates Donald Trump while damning Dr. Ben Carson with faint praise. Here is his final statement: So while Carson probably won’t and likely shouldn’t be the nominee, the Republican party is better for his candidacy. And if...