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  • Trump or Cruz: Which Revolution will it Be?

    11/30/2015 6:25:28 PM PST · by parksstp · 56 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2015-11-30 | Steve Deace
    often come away from the conservative/Christian conferences I’ve attended around the country with the feeling that we’re trying to drive the car by hitting the gas and the brakes at the exact same time. Although I have met many wonderful people at those events, and received no shortage of inspiration from the speeches I have heard, there is also a shadow that looms over everything. This shadow taunts us with visions of an army, whose soldiers run away or whose weapons jam right at the very moment in the fight when resolve and execution matter most. - See more at:...
  • John Kasich Refuses to Say if He Would Support Donald Trump as Republican Nominee

    11/30/2015 7:47:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ben Gittleson
    Ohio Gov.John Kasich today would not commit to supporting frontrunner Donald Trump as the party's nominee, saying that he did not expect the real estate mogul to win. "I think he's very divisive and I do not believe he will last," Kasich said when asked if he would support Trump if he wins the Republican primary. Kasich pointed to Trump's recent back and forth with TheNew York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski as a reason he won't win the nomination. Trump has drawn criticism this week for appearing to mimic Kovaelski's mannerisms, caused by a muscular disorder, which Kasich said Trump...
  • The GOP’s “Abolish the IRS” Crackpots

    11/29/2015 12:40:23 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 62 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 28, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." ~ Benjamin Franklin ::Separating the Wheat from the Chaff:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Each 2016 GOP presidential candidate has proposed to reform the tax code. While seven have offered legitimate proposals, five have advanced theories, which are basically maniacal. Those proposing to abolish, or end, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be classified as crackpots, because, let's face it, that's never ever going to happen. With taxes of such fundamental concern, it's difficult to take anything else these kooks say seriously. Unless such candidates are willing...
  • Andrea Mitchell:Trump Is "Lighting Fires,Turning People Against People"

    11/29/2015 10:01:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” after an interview in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump strongly stood by his claims thousands of American Muslims celebrated on 9/11, veteran chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News Andrea Mitchell accused Trump of “turning people against people.”
  • For the media and the GOPe Trump’s Black voter support is the “Elephant in the room”

    11/29/2015 9:24:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There have been at least two surveys showing Donald Trump getting between 25% (nationwide) and 13% (Florida) of the Black vote in a general election against Hillary Clinton. In a very detailed October survey of Florida voters, Clinton gets 82% of the Black vote and Trump gets 13%; with 5% undecided. This means Clinton’s current solid Black vote in Florida is just 77% but can go up to only 82%, and Trump already has the potential to get 18%. Clinton is in trouble with Blacks now and things can potentially get much worse. Trump, however, is doing better than he...
  • Few Thoughts Now On A Republican Establishment That Just Doesn't Get It & Effort Against Trump

    11/29/2015 7:42:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Fox via Youtube ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Lou Dobbs via Youtube
    A Few Thoughts Now On A Republican Establishment That Just Doesn't Get It & Their Pitiful Effort To Take Down Front runner Donald Trump - Lou Dobbs' Commentary
  • GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination [Are They Coming Around?]

    11/29/2015 4:30:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2015, 07:00 am | Jonathan Swan
    When asked who he would vote for if the presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the former mayor of Los Angeles and a longtime Republican establishment figure, Dick Riordan, says: "I would probably go find a deserted island." "I think Hillary is disgusting," said Riordan, a wealthy investor who has exceeded $500,000 in political donations throughout his career. "And I think Trump is crazy," Riordan added in a telephone interview Monday. Riordan is not alone. In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors have confided to The Hill that for the first time in recent...
  • Quotes of the day

    11/27/2015 6:30:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump… "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill…Robinson, who is not affiliated with any candidate, was scathing toward those GOP centrists who assert that Trump will be unable to translate his polling support into votes because of a weak ground game. "That is the wishful thinking of the establishment," he said. "That is what they tell themselves so they can sleep at night. The truth is, Trump has one of the better...
  • Republican Trump drops 12 percentage points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos [Trump 30%, Carson 2nd with 11%]

    11/27/2015 1:23:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 229 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/2015 | BY ALANA WISE
    U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22. The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds...
  • Voters would show up if Trump is on 2016 ballot

    11/27/2015 6:08:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 10:39 AM ET | Eric Chemi | Mark Fahey
    If Donald Trump were the GOP nominee, he would cause the highest voter turnout, relative to any other Republican hopeful. John Kasich, on the other hand, would keep people at home. No matter what party affiliation you consider, Trump brings them out. Republicans, Democrats and independents are all most likely to show up if Trump is on the ballot. (In our analysis, we assumed a constant variable: the Democrats nominating Hillary Clinton.) Not only do they show up to vote, but they vote for Trump. He's got the highest percentage of voters - across both parties and independents.
  • 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...
  • GOP rider would boost party spending

    11/26/2015 8:59:41 AM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Seung Min Kim
    Mitch McConnell plans to slip campaign cash rider in omnibus spending bill. Senate Republicans plan to insert a provision into a must-pass government funding bill that would vastly expand the amount of cash that political parties could spend on candidates, multiple sources tell POLITICO.The provision, which sources say is one of a few campaign-finance related riders being discussed in closed-door negotiations over a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending package, would eliminate caps on the amount of cash that parties may spend in coordination with their candidates. Pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a longtime foe of campaign finance restrictions, the...
  • Poll: Carson [27%] edges Trump [23%] in Maryland (Jeb at 3%)

    11/25/2015 8:50:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    After a brief turn at the top of the Republican presidential field, Ben Carson has returned to second-place behind front-runner Donald Trump. Such is not the case in Maryland, however, where Carson spent nearly three decades as the lead neurosurgeon at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital. According to a University of Baltimore/Baltimore Sun poll released Tuesday evening, Carson tops the GOP field in Maryland with 27 percent support among likely Republican voters in the state. Trump, the outspoken billionaire who regained his edge in national and early primary state polls following the terror attacks in Paris, trails Carson by four percentage...
  • 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...
  • Lack of voter enthusiasm could sink Hillary Clinton

    11/25/2015 8:19:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    s The enthusiasm gap among voters is the deciding factor in elections; it tells us the true story. In years when Republicans won big they controlled the enthusiasm gap: 1994 it was 44/33; 2002 it was 46/39; in 2010 it was a massive 63/44 and in 2014 it was 42/32. When Democrats won in 2006 they held a 52/41 edge in enthusiasm among their voters. So far Hillary Clinton’s campaign is not generating enthusiasm. A recent New York Times piece presents a serious warning for Clinton. It’s not based on a “feeling” but on surveys of her supporters. Among voters...
  • Presidential candidates practice pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey

    11/25/2015 6:44:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Among the many duties of the president, the pardoning of a turkey on Thanksgiving stands as perhaps the most important. It is for that reason that conservative online publication IJ.com invited a few Republican presidential candidates to practice their turkey-pardoning skills, thereby making the case to the American people that they are truly Oval Office material.
  • Ted Cruz becomes GOP frontrunner in Iowa despite never leading polls

    11/24/2015 1:22:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 24, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    Without ever leading in a single poll, Ted Cruz has become the frontrunner in Iowa. The Texas senator and conservative firebrand has closed the gap on real-estate mogul Donald Trump and is now trailing Trump by only a margin of 25% to 23% in the Hawkeye State, according to a poll released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. But, more than that, Cruz has been notching up key endorsements in Iowa and positioning himself to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses on 1 February. The poll comes in the aftermath of Cruz’s successful appearance at the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines...
  • Former New Hampshire GOP chair moves to take Trump off the ballot

    11/24/2015 9:19:47 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 24, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    A former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party says Donald Trump should not be on the Republican presidential primary ballot on Feb. 9 because the GOP frontrunner has not proven he is a registered Republican and has expressed views “inconsistent” with the state and national party’s platform and by laws. In his usual, understated fashion, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski responded by saying that if this move were approved, “Mr. Trump’s supporters would probably riot in the streets of New Hampshire.” Normally I’d shrug off a comment like that as typical campaign rhetoric, but in this case it’s probably...
  • Which Party Will Emerge From Its Gathering Storm?

    11/24/2015 4:35:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm. Part of the gathering storm for Republicans is Donald Trump's candidacy and his persistent lead in most primary polls. He is given to outlandish proposals and lacks the temperamental ballast and government experience that general election voters usually seek in a president. As a confident (overconfident?) autodidact, he gains no benefit from the serious policy thinking of many congressional Republicans and conservative think tanks. Candidates who take such matters seriously are, for the moment anyway, overshadowed. The Republicans' congressional party has been in...
  • Keystone Cop’s Implosion: Liz Mair Ends Panhandling Hours After Breitbart Bust (Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 5:51:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/15 | DAN RIEHL
    Late Friday evening, Breitbart News published an item highlighting, in part, a Go Fund Me campaign started by Republican establishment political consultant Liz Mair - her goal being to target and take down Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. For some reason, Mair seems to have reconsidered her effort, and the campaign is now nowhere to be found at Go Fund Me. Breitbart News reported: True to form, her online fundraising to take down Trump appears to be losing, too. Exactly how much Mair can accomplish with, at this time, all of $356 to take on Trump, remains to be seen. But...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...
  • Can GOP Party Bosses Rig the Rules to Keep Trump from Winning? You Bet!

    11/24/2015 9:55:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Alternet | September 14, 2015 | Steven Rosenfeld
    Link only: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/can-gop-party-bosses-rig-rules-keep-trump-winning-you-bet
  • The Nuclear Option: Donald Trump Invading "Safe Space," And That's Why He's Winning

    11/24/2015 2:56:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Charles Hurt
    If you are still confused about how Donald Trump is walking away with the Republican nomination for president, look no further than his swift, reflexive, fearless, and unvarnished response to the terrorist attack in Paris.
  • Donors line up behind Kasich Super PAC planning Trump attack

    11/23/2015 5:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    Nearly a dozen big Republican donors backing different presidential candidates are coming together to help fund an advertising campaign attacking front-runner Donald Trump, who faced sharp criticism from rivals this week for his inflammatory comments about Muslims. Matt David, spokesman for the group planning the attack, a Super PAC called New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid, said 10 new donors had pledged money in the two days since Politico reported Thursday evening the group's plans to attack Trump in New Hampshire....
  • REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI? – Jeb / Rubio Donors Pledge Support To Kasich “Tear Down Trump” Campaign

    11/23/2015 3:07:36 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Sundance
    The ground effort to destroy Donald Trump begins today in Ohio where several GOPe operatives and advance teams have been positioned to drum up antagonistic protesters and coordinate activity aimed to target Trump. In addition Matt David, the spokesperson for the Kasich Super-PAC “New Day for America”, is now publicly reporting that both Team [Jeb] Bush and Team Rubio donors have pledged financial support to the effort to tear down front runner Donald Trump. The upper echelons within the Wall Street financially-dependent corporate media have also held their meeting to coordinate how they will distribute and promote the anti-Trump narrative....
  • GOP Establishment Targets Trump

    11/23/2015 2:18:08 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | November 23, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    The latest poll results from Rasmussen weren't cheered by the GOP establishment, which has been holding its breath for months, hoping that the frontrunner would fade and allow someone more willing to toe the establishment's line to come to the fore. The poll, taken last week, wasn't encouraging: 63 percent of Likely Republican Voters think Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for president (up from 59 percent the week before), while 51 percent of all likely voters agree. Trump's claim that President Obama's decision to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States next year is the "ultimate...
  • Poll: Clinton tops Trump, GOP field on handling terror

    11/23/2015 11:46:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN) Americans trust Hillary Clinton to handle the threat of terrorism more than any of the leading Republican candidates for president in the wake of the Paris attacks, according to a new poll. The Democratic front-runner leads most of the GOP candidates by a wide margin, and tops GOP front-runner Donald Trump by 8 points and second-place Ben Carson by 9 points. The closest gap is with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is within the margin of error of Clinton, with Clinton at 46% and Bush at 43%.
  • Election Day will offer voters yet another politician, or Donald Trump

    11/23/2015 9:30:28 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/23/15 | John Porter
    The American people complain of having no one to take the reins of leadership against the army of Socialist Progressive Liberal politicians and biased Media moguls who are destroying our way of life. Well you may not like his arrogance, his hair, his swagger, his tone, his brashness, insulting remarks or something else about him. But one must be impressed with his power of conviction and willingness to express it, political correctness be hanged. His name is Donald Trump. A strong man, a non-politician who owes nobody anything and promises he will bring America back to strength, world leadership and...
  • Poll: Six Republican candidates would beat Hillary in head-to-head general election match-up

    11/23/2015 7:44:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2015 | Rick Moran
    Do you smell that?  I love the smell of panic in the morning – especially from Democrats. Perhaps not panic.  But the results of this latest Fox poll should elicit some hand-wringing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from Democrats. Six Republican candidates – several who are barely registering in GOP polls – would beat Hillary Clinton in the general election, according to the poll. The Hill: Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) would do best against Clinton, 50 to 42 percent, pollsters found. Billionaire Donald Trump, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and...
  • N.H. primary poll puts non-candidate Romney first

    11/21/2015 10:28:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 21, 2015 | James Pindell
    For Republicans fearful of Donald Trump becoming their party’s presidential nominee, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters offers a three-word solution: Willard Mitt Romney. If the former Massachusetts governor were added to the mix of the 14 other Republican candidates running in the Feb. 9 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire voters would, if the election were held now, give him a 2-to-1 win over Trump, the leader of the field. Romney, who said as recently as last week that he is not interested in running, did not file for the New Hampshire primary...
  • Majority of Americans Feel Like ‘Stranger in Own Country’

    11/21/2015 4:46:24 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-21-2015 | Mike Flynn
    Mike FlynnNovember 21, 2015 A Super PAC tied to Ohio Governor John Kasich is annnouncing a new multi-million dollar effort to torpedo Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican nomination. Trump’s continued dominance of national and state-level polling has vexed the GOP establishment and pushed it to near-panic as voting nears. A recent survey of public attitudes by Reuters/Ispos, though, suggests caution for the GOP establishment. Whatever failings there may be in his specific policies, Donald Trump’s campaign has tapped into a strong, visceral feeling of millions of Americans. Seeking to destroy Trump, the candidate, may further alienate the Republican party...
  • How Ted Cruz could win the GOP nomination (MSNBC)

    11/21/2015 10:50:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    msnbc ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    KINGSTON, New Hampshire – Nancy Buckley, a Republican from Massachusetts, drove to a packed Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here, where she and several dozen predominantly older voters waited patiently for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to speak. 'Im looking for someone who wont approve amnesty,' Buckley told MSNBC. 'Its probably down to Cruz and Trump right now, [Im] just trying to get a feel for them both.' Amid the graying crowd, a handful of young men in Cruz-branded vests and sweaters moved through the room collecting personal information. The candidate stood in the back of the room in front...
  • New DNC ad criticizes Republicans for using the term 'radical Islam'

    11/21/2015 8:41:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most Washington Democrats are desperate to avoid using the term "radical Islam" to describe, well, radical Islamists. Forget reason or logic; toss away reality. What Obama and the Democrats are doing by denying the existence of radical Islam is throwing a bone to Muslims who, themselves, are hostages to a fantasy. The Democratic National Committee has now enabled that fantasy by releasing what Mediaite's Alex Griswold calls a "stupid" ad that criticizes Republicans for connecting Islam with terrorism. Duh: To begin with, the ad is horribly tone-deaf. I don’t doubt that the decision-makers in the...
  • CNN sets 'Dec. 15' debate criteria using Iowa, New Hampshire polls

    11/21/2015 8:35:59 AM PST · by deport · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | | 11/20/15 | Hadas Gold
    Candidates can qualify for the debate through one of three ways: polling averages nationally, in Iowa, and in New Hampshire. While every previous debate has only used national polling, candidates who average at least 4 percent in either Iowa or New Hampshire polls will make the stage in Las Vegas, according to the standards CNN released Friday. Candidates who average at least 3.5 percent in national polls between Oct. 29 and Dec. 13 will also qualify. ........ CNN, which is hosting the debate alongside Facebook and Salem Media, also announced that anchor Wolf Blitzer would be the moderator at...
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....
  • How Ted Cruz is locking up the evangelical vote

    11/20/2015 8:46:34 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/20/2015 | Katie Gluek
    DES MOINES — The hearts of many evangelical voters, polls suggest, are with Ben Carson. But increasingly, their leaders’ heads are with Ted Cruz. While the Texas senator trails the retired pediatric neurosurgeon by double digits in national surveys, prominent evangelical leaders and political operatives who work with the Christian conservative movement say it's the well-funded Cruz who has made the bigger organizational effort with politically active church goers. He’s rounding up the very grass-roots leaders who wield influence with this crucial Republican voting bloc. And here in Iowa, where endorsements have often predicted caucus winners, that matters. "Cruz has...
  • Republicans 2016: A Contracting List of True Contenders

    11/19/2015 5:03:13 PM PST · by parksstp · 9 replies
    Larry J Sabato's Crystal Ball ^ | 11-19-2015 | Kyle Kondik
    The atrocities in Paris over the weekend show that events can and will inject new issues into the presidential contest or intensify ones that already exist. But it’s important to remember that what dominates news today might not be what dominates it a month from now, and we still have two and a half months until the primary season begins and nearly a year before the general election.
  • Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot endorses Marco Rubio (Multi-level marketing/Romney donor)

    11/19/2015 1:13:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Nate Eaton
    IDAHO FALLS — Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot announced Wednesday, Nov. 18 he will support Marco Rubio’s campaign for president. “Marco Rubio is the brightest and most capable candidate,” VanderSloot said in a letter explaining his endorsement. “He has the uncanny ability to state his positions clearly in a way that resonates with the average voter.” VanderSloot said he plans to raise money for Rubio, but has not decided how much he will personally give. The Melaleuca CEO said he believes this presidential election may be the most important election in American history. “Because of that, I have paid a great...
  • 5 GOP candidates who should follow Jindal out the door

    11/18/2015 8:28:28 PM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Eddie Zipperer
    A good looking Indian-American governor decides to run for president. He's a Rhodes scholar. He’s the first Indian-American ever to run for the nation's highest office. If he'd been a Democrat, they'd have cancelled the primaries and declared him the nominee. He'd have had so much press coverage that the national news media would have gone into full TMZ mode and the average person on the street would know that his given name is Piyush.
  • GOP Congress Prepares Surrender to Obama on Education

    11/18/2015 6:34:39 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | November 18, 2015 | Alex Newman
    Establishment Republicans in Congress are quietly plotting their next massive surrender to the Obama administration, a "bipartisan" education bill that solidifies federal control of schools and keeps Common Core while entrenching a dizzying array of unconstitutional "education" schemes. Among other measures, the legislation re-authorizes most of two widely criticized and totally unconstitutional federal education statutes known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It also expands pre-kindergarten schemes and federal control over the youngest Americans while keeping lawless mandates on states. And while opponents are up in arms about the scheming, the radical,...
  • Trump hints that he could choose Ted Cruz as his vice president

    11/18/2015 2:41:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 18, 2015
    It's hard to imagine Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump being able to share the ticket with anyone else. Even the billionaire real estate mogul himself says that he doesn't know whom he would pick to be his vice presidential candidate if he wins the nomination. But Trump is giving out hints on who he likes, and this time it's someone he really likes, not "like" as in how he says he likes Mexico or China while demonizing them at the same time. Speaking on "The Laura Ingraham Show," Trump said that he's become a big fan of firebrand Texas Sen....
  • New Hindu Republican Group Aims to Build Conservative Hindus' Influence

    11/18/2015 2:32:11 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kristina Peterson
    Newt Gingrich, shown in a file photo, is the Hindu group's honorary chairman Associated Press There is only one Hindu in Congress and she is a Democrat. But as of Tuesday, there will be a Republican Hindu Coalition, comprised of Indian Americans looking to amplify their voice in U.S. politics. The group, which formally launches Tuesday evening, isn't aimed at bolstering the ranks of Hindus across the aisle from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii). Instead, the coalition is focused on advancing conservative policies important to the Republican Hindu community, including fiscal discipline, expanded trade, and forceful defense, said its founder...
  • Obama blames Republicans for rise of ISIS [Genesis 11]

    11/18/2015 8:54:09 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    In the wake of widespread ISIS terror, most recently seen in Paris, France, with the death and injury of hundreds, President Obama came out swinging against Republicans, calling the political party a "potent recruitment tool" for the terrorist organization. He was referring to the GOP's growing call to refuse Syrian refugees into the United States out of concerns for safety of American citizens. At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation event in Manila, Obama said "fear and panic" only exacerbates the refugee situation, Mediaite reported. For instance, those politicians who are now refusing to accept refugees in their states – including Texas,...
  • Obama torches GOP on Syrian refugees: 'Now they are scared of 3-year-old orphans'

    11/18/2015 7:39:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/15 | Nahal Toosi
    President Barack Obama is taking an even harsher tone against governors and lawmakers who want to stop the U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees, blasting them for being "scared of widows and orphans" while playing into the hands of the Islamic State terrorist group. "We are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic. We don't make good decisions if it's based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks," Obama said while visiting the Philippines for an economic summit. "I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of...
  • GOP Establishment Operative Can’t Get Donors for Anti-Trump Super PAC

    11/18/2015 3:53:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | William Bigelow
    On Tuesday, in an unwitting and probably grudging admission that Donald Trump's power is not going to erode any time soon, Politico published an article acknowledging that efforts by Katon Dawson, the former chairman of the South Carolina GOP, to form a super PAC for the express purpose of derailing Trump have found no donors willing to commit. Dawson acknowledged, "I specifically did not find the right donor to get me to go to that effort." The GOP establishment, befuddled at Trump's resilience, expressed confidence that Ben Caron's discomfort in answering foreign policy questions, seemingly in evidence in the last...
  • Lawmaker: Trey Gowdy to leave the House after 2016

    11/17/2015 10:08:47 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2015 | Washington Examiner
    Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said Wednesday morning that Tea Party favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., won't run for a fourth term, and instead plans to retire at the end of the current Congress to return to his home state. "Trey wants to go back to South Carolina, and God bless him for that," Fleming said on C-SPAN. When asked if that's what Gowdy has told other Republicans, Fleming confirmed it. "At the end of his term, yes," he said. "He plans to go back home, and he wants to finish his work on the Benghazi special committee. But he loves...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King endorses Ted Cruz:

    11/16/2015 5:43:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This makes two major endorsements for Cruz in Iowa, the first being talk-radio host Steve Deace back in August. Probably the biggest among Iowa social cons is Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Family Leader, which is hosting its presidential forum this Friday. Vander Plaats endorsed Huckabee in 2008 and Huckabee won the caucuses; he endorsed Santorum in 2012 and Santorum won that year. (King, by contrast, endorsed Fred Thompson in 2008 and made no endorsement in 2012.) Vander Plaats, discussing the Christian conservative vote, also told NRO last month, “Our destruction in the past has been division we divide...
  • Donald Trump Threatens ‘War’ With Ted Cruz [VIDEO]

    11/16/2015 1:04:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump says that if Ted Cruz 97% “catches on, then I guess we will have to go to war.” Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday, Trump told Joe Kernen that Cruz has “been very nice and supportive of everything I’ve said, more than anybody else.” However, “we’ll see what happens. If he catches on, then I guess we will have to go to war. But so far we haven’t,” suggested Trump. “We’ve been very supportive we have a lot of same ideas. And you know, I’m very strong on border security and building a wall,” claimed Trump. “We...
  • Donation History of Donald Trump (since 1989)

    11/15/2015 4:13:36 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 144 replies
    There was some discussion on another thread regarding the fact that Donald Trump should not be trusted as our Republican nominee due to the fact that he donated a substantial amount of money to Democrats over the years. This is a valid concern, especially as it is becoming more likely that Trump will be the nominee. And as a Donald Trump supporter, it concerns me as well. So I thought I'd put the facts out there and throw this open to discussion. Trump himself has been asked about this and his responses can be distilled as follows: In his line...
  • A renewed cry in the GOP primary: Shut the door on Syrian refugees

    11/15/2015 11:45:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | By David Weigel
    In Orlando, where he joined most of the Republican presidential field at a three-day "Sunshine Summit," Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) got his biggest applause when he praised someone else's work. Jindal praised French President Francois Hollande for acting swiftly after Islamic terrorists massacred more than 100 people in Paris. "He's closed the borders," said Jindal. "It is time to close our borders and keep our people safe from these radical, evil terrorists." The audience's loud approval was a sort of vindication for Gov. Jindal. Earlier this year, after a trip to London, he had been criticized for saying that Muslims...