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  • Please Democrats, believe the report that says Twitter bots elected Donald Trump

    05/23/2018 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 23, 2018 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats are still desperate to explain their 2016 loss, and they’re desperate to do so without admitting that Hillary Clinton personifies most of their horrible, unworkable, rejected, beliefs. The candidate herself has become famous for her “everyone and everything but me” blame game – to the point where even former supporters are telling her to pipe down and go away. She’s not going to. Frankly, I suspect she’s in capable of doing so. However, even if she was inclined to shuffle off the stage, this bit of fluff from Bloomberg would probably keep her going for another 3 months. A...
  • Reich: Trump's curious coalition

    05/23/2018 11:13:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22, 2018 | Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor
    Donald Trump's strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of America's white working class and the nation's ownership class. It's a curious coalition, to say the least. But if Democrats don't respond to it, it could protect Mr. Trump from impeachment and even re-elect him. It just might create a permanent Republican majority around an axis of white resentment and great wealth. Two decades ago, Democrats and Republicans competed over the middle class. They battled over soccer moms and suburban "swing" voters. Since then the middle class has shrunk while the working class has grown, and vast...
  • Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]

    05/23/2018 10:43:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times Union ^ | May 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
    The leader of the New York arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling out New York gubernatorial candidate and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon for her comments on legalizing marijuana over the weekend, in which she said that the industry could provide a form of “reparations” for communities of color. While he supports cannabis legalization, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome told the Times Union on Monday that candidates for office should not use words like “reparations” lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship. “Cynthia Nixon’s comments that the legalization...
  • Web of informant contacts with Trump campaign expands, fueling GOP pressure on FBI

    05/22/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Revelations that an FBI informant was in contact with members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election have opened the door to a cascade of new details about those communications, emboldening Republican demands for a full accounting of how the Russia investigation began. “If they had spies in my campaign ... for political purposes, that would be unprecedented,” President Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday, calling it a “disgrace.” “I hope there weren’t,” Trump added. “[If there were], it would make every political event ever before look like small potatoes.”...
  • Co-author of McCain's last book gives insights into the Senator's life

    05/21/2018 7:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WLBT-TV ^ | May 21, 2018 | CNN
    John McCain wanted to give this speech about Senate dysfunction before his brain cancer diagnosis last summer. Then, his longtime aide, speechwriter and friend Mark Salter got a call from McCain with a sudden urgency "’You coming out here? What's the story,’” Salter recalled of his conversation with McCain. “And I said, ‘Yeah, here's what I want to say in the speech.’ And I said, ‘have you gotten the results back.’ You know, he goes, ‘it's not good.’" Salter rushed to Arizona. They finished the speech on the plane back to D.C. "They all stayed in their chairs for his...
  • Bernie’s army in disarray

    05/21/2018 6:52:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 21, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Bernie Sanders’ top operatives formed “Our Revolution” after he lost the 2016 primaries to keep his army organized and motivated — and potentially prepare for another presidential run in 2020. But an extensive review of the Sanders-inspired group depicts an organization in disarray — operating primarily as a promotional vehicle for its leader and sometimes even snubbing candidates aligned with Sanders. Our Revolution has shown no ability to tip a major Democratic election in its favor — despite possessing Sanders’ email list, the envy of the Democratic Party — and can claim no major wins in 2018 as its own....
  • Dems grit their teeth and cheer for Trump on North Korea

    05/21/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 21, 2018 | Heather Caygle and Elana Schor
    Democrats face a political minefield ahead of President Donald Trump’s historic North Korea meeting: how to root for success for a president they usually want to see flounder. Trump is reportedly reevaluating the prospects for a significant denuclearization commitment from Kim Jong Un, but if he manages to land a foreign policy coup that has eluded past presidents, it couldn’t come at a worse time for Democrats. The party is planning to center its midterm campaign message around the numerous scandals engulfing the administration. A successful meeting with Kim, however, would give Trump and the GOP — already encouraged by...
  • Hillary Clinton's Sad, SAD Inability To Let Go Of Her 2016 Defeat

    05/21/2018 1:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 21, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Yeah, it was a bit self-deprecating. It was light-hearted because it was a commencement address, but let’s be honest: Hillary Clinton cannot let her 2016 defeat go. And it’s bordering on insanity. Okay—maybe not insanity—but it’s pretty damn pathetic. She’s not alone. All of her voters seem to have devolved into frothing rabid animals, parroting anything that could be viewed as Russian collusion. That’s how Clinton lost, you see. In this LSD-laced alternate reality, the Russians were able to figure out how to alter vote counts, know who exactly would be voting for Clinton and switch them to Trump, bypass...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Earns TIME 100 “Influential” Honors

    05/21/2018 9:59:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2018 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Newswire
    TIME magazine recently honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. According to a press release about the honor, “The list, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.” Waters said that she was shocked and surprised by the recognition and that she “felt very, very blessed” to receive the honor. In a commentary about the award, “Black-ish” actor Yara Shahidi wrote that, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District of California, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, has made my generation proud to be nieces...
  • Senator Kevin de Leon on protecting undocumented immigrants, making college free

    05/20/2018 6:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    La Voz News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Andrew Shinjo and Stephanie Lam
    California State Senator Kevin de Leon introduced himself to the DASB Senate on Wednesday, April 18. He formerly served as President pro tempore of the California State Senate, and is running to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in the 2018 election. De Leon expressed his support for protecting undocumented immigrants and making college free. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was going to deport 11 million criminal violent felons, de Leon said he decided to author Senate Bill No. 54, also known as the California “Sanctuary State” Bill. He called Sessions’ comment “fake news,” and said Sessions was...
  • Rep. Jackie Speier: Dems Still Willing To Trade DACA For Trump's Wall, We Can Tear It Down...

    05/19/2018 8:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 18, 2018 | Tim Hains
    In an interview Thursday afternoon with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Democratic California Rep. Jackie Speier explained the thinking behind an effort from Democrats and a few Republicans in the House to force floor votes on several immigration-related issues, including both DACA and the border wall. "Will you get those five more Republicans and force a vote on this sensitive issue?" CNN's Blitzer asked. "I think it really depends on the polling that they're seeing in their districts," Speier said about her Republican colleagues. "I really do think it's self-preservation at this point from any of the Republicans, and that's why you...
  • Report: Trump To Hold Nashville Rally For Blackburn

    05/19/2018 4:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WTVF-TV ^ | May 18, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Donald Trump is holding a rally in Nashville for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, according to a report. Trump is scheduled to be in Music City on May 29 for a Blackburn campaign event sponsored by the Blackburn Victory Fund. Ticket prices range from $44,300 to $2,700....
  • Hillary Clinton's Santa Fe Shooting Tweet Doesn't Hold Back At All

    05/19/2018 11:13:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Chris Tognotti
    On Friday, a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas, killing several people and injuring many more. Mere hours after the attack, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to the Santa Fe shooting with a tweet, stating that politicians who refuse to take action to reduce gun violence are "failing our children." Clinton, 70, has been a staunch proponent of gun control reform for years, dating back to her time as a senator from New York. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she ran on reinstating the assault weapons ban, expanding background checks, and restricting people suffering...
  • The Media Is Handing Trump A Second Term

    05/18/2018 6:43:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kurt Bardella
    It’s often said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. In the case of President Donald Trump and the media, there really are two sides to this coin. Whenever Trump uses provocative and at times deliberately offensive terminology ― maybe it’s “shithole” or “rapists” or more recently “animals” ― an all too familiar cycle plays out like a rerun of a bad reality-TV show. First, you must remember that Trump is the emotional equivalent of a 5-year-old. Like a child, his actions are driven by positive reinforcement. When Trump talks tough on immigration,...
  • Congressman Paul Gosar: Have the Army Build the Border Wall

    05/18/2018 6:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Joseph Flaherty
    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants a border wall, and he's ready to order the military to do the job. In an amendment filed on Wednesday to a defense spending bill, Gosar proposed authorizing the Secretary of the Army to carry out President Trump's signature campaign promise of a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Gosar's proposal was tucked in the slew of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a massive annual appropriations exercise that determines military spending and policy. The Hill reported Gosar's amendment in a roundup of the most notable of the 554 amendments to the NDAA that...
  • Kimberley Strassel: Was Trump's 2016 campaign 'set up'?

    05/18/2018 9:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, where he provided a potentially explosive hint at what’s driving his demand to see documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Trump-Russia probe. “If the campaign was somehow set up,” he told the hosts, “I think that would be a problem.” Or an understatement. Mr. Nunes is still getting stiff-armed by the Justice Department over his subpoena, but this week his efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign. This came in the form of a Thursday New York...
  • Why Democrats can’t win the ‘respect’ of Trump voters

    05/18/2018 8:58:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | May 17, 2018 | Paul Waldman, The Washington Post
    In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is “respect.” If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people who voted for Donald Trump, Democrats can win them over and take back Congress and the White House. The assumption is that if Democrats simply choose to deploy this powerful tool of respect, then minds will be changed and votes will follow. This belief, widespread though it may be, is stunningly naive. It ignores decades of history and...
  • Nancy Pelosi: "Calling People Animals Is Not A Good Thing"

    05/17/2018 1:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 17, 2018 | Tim Hains
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump calling violent MS-13 gang members "animals," at her weekly press briefing Thursday morning. Pelosi says Trump's comments as reported are a new low, and make her wonder if the president believes "we are all God's children" or not. "When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, 'these are not people, these are animals,' you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity? In the dignity and worth of every person? 'These are not people, these are animals,' from the president of the United States."...
  • Ex-Trump aide Bannon promoted 'culture war': Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

    05/16/2018 9:29:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2018 | Mark Hosenball
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote “a culture war,” a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday. Bannon, a former Cambridge Analytica vice president, “saw cultural warfare as a means to create enduring change in American politics,” testified Christopher Wylie, who says information about tens of millions of Facebook (FB.O) users ended up in Cambridge Analytica’s hands. Bannon’s attorney William Burck did not immediately respond to an email request for comment on Wylie’s testimony....
  • Post: Trump voters remain loyal because they feel disrespected

    05/16/2018 4:22:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2018 | John Sexton
    Monday, the Washington Post surveyed a new book, a memo, and a detailed report for the Post itself, all of which take a look at swing voting patterns in parts of the country that went for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 and then shifted to President Trump in 2016. The Post attempts to synthesize the findings of all three items and concludes that people in these parts of the country feel a lack of respect both for themselves and for the president they voted for: Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, who helped orchestrate Bill Clinton’s 1992 victory, has obsessively studied...