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  • An Open Letter to Jeb Bush

    02/05/2016 6:55:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mona Charen
    Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path seems closed. Since April, you spent the better part of $15 million in Iowa, yet you came sixth, winning just 2.8 percent of the vote and one delegate. At this rate, you'd need to spend $18,540,000,000 to win the nomination -- which is more than even Right to Rise can manage. There is no shame in losing, of course, and it's always possible that New Hampshire will shock the world by giving you a victory, but...
  • Marco Rubio's political evolution on the environment

    02/04/2016 9:20:27 PM PST · by JediJones · 6 replies
    Politico Florida ^ | 10/30/2015 | Bruce Ritchie
    As speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, Marco Rubio helped pass a sweeping energy bill - backed by a number of environmentalists - that seemed to reflect a bipartisan interest in renewable energy, climate change and the environment. Rubio's positioning on environmental issues has inarguably changed as he evolved from local Republican legislator to high-profile U.S. senator and, now, presidential candidate. "This nation and ultimately the world is headed for an emissions tax and energy diversification," Rubio told the Legislature. "Those changes will require technological advances that make those measures cost effective. The demand for such advances...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can Win the GOP Nomination

    02/04/2016 10:03:19 AM PST · by Calpublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | Steve Deace
    When a man’s logic rests on the decorum and magnanimity of Donald Trump, you probably want to stop following his trail of bread crumbs before total and complete madness sets in. For no sooner had Ted Cruz declared victory in the Iowa Caucuses than Charles Hurt took to these very pages on Tuesday and claimed Mr. Trump to be the real winner despite the fact he didn’t win. Because, you know, Donald is so nice and all.
  • The Establishment Is Dead

    02/04/2016 9:54:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    In Monday's Iowa caucus, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the man most hated by the Republican establishment, came from behind to nab front-runner Donald Trump. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the supposed establishment favorite, came in just a point behind Trump. According to conventional wisdom, this should set up a battle royal among anti-establishment Cruz, anti-establishment Trump and establishment Rubio. If Rubio emerges victorious, the pundits explain, the establishment will have lived to fight another day, and put those rowdy conservative grass-roots anti-establishment types in their place. This is nonsense. Cruz is the most conservative person in the Republican race. Trump, up...
  • Cleveland Cliffhanger? Prospects of a Deadlocked GOP Convention

    02/04/2016 8:56:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2016 | J. Robert Smith
    The big winner in Iowa’s Republican caucuses on Monday night might not have been Ted Cruz.  It may have been a nominating process that fails to yield a clear winner.  A clear winner being a candidate who goes to Cleveland this summer with the presidential nomination in hand.     At the end of Monday night, which count really mattered?  Delegates acquired.  As of this writing, Cruz has bagged eight delegates, Trump and Rubio, seven each, with four other delegates going to also-rans.  Raw vote totals are what most folk tend to watch and weigh.  But in 2016, it pays...
  • Choose Your Heresy

    02/04/2016 8:47:14 AM PST · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | February 02, 2016 | Ace
    A couple of years ago, I read a piece by Ramesh Ponuru, or Reihan Salam, I think. Or both. Yuval Levin may have been in the mix. Don't quote me on that. Google fails me. The thrust of the piece was that the GOP was not offering anything to the working class any longer. This was due, partly, to previous GOP tax-cutting successes; the working class had been largely excluded from having to pay federal income tax. They do pay FICA/payroll taxes, of course -- but those go toward one's own Social Security, theoretically at least, and not to the...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'I'm prejudiced — I want Donald Trump to win the nomination'

    02/03/2016 8:29:31 PM PST · by anymouse · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    "Frankly, I'm prejudiced: I want Trump to win the Republican nomination," Sanders said. "I would love the opportunity to run against him. I think we'd win."
  • Santorum Drops Out, Teases Presidential Endorsement

    02/03/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 140 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-3-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sources told CNN Wednesday that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. "Another GOP departure: CNN has learned @RickSantorum will exit race tonight. Plans endorsement." -- John King (@JohnKingCNN) February 3, 2016 The former Pennsylvania senator's exit comes close on the heels of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 's Wednesday announcement.
  • Trump: Ted Cruz stole the election in Iowa so we should have a do-over

    02/03/2016 12:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So, looks like I got another prediction wrong. I wrote back in December that if and when Trump lost, he would claim that the vote was rigged. Incorrect. As it turns out, he ended up claiming that Cruz cheated. This is the single dumbest thing he’s done since he got into the race, including his decision to skip the Fox debate — which even he thinks might have hurt him. Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!— Donald J....
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • Rand Paul Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2016, 8:59 AM ET | MERIDITH MCGRAW
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he is suspending his 2016 campaign for president. "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty." Paul finished fifth in Monday's Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote -- behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson. ·
  • GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul suspends campaign: Report

    02/03/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by gwjack · 66 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | CNBC.com staff
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 3:10:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 282 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 02, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have to say one thing, one more thing, one more time. I do not like -- and I've got a Reuters story: "Marco Rubio Emerges Champion of Battered Republican Establishment." Another Reuters story, headline: "Republican Cruz Calls Iowa Win a Victory for Conservative Grassroots." I do not like, speaking for myself, I don't like this idea that Marco Rubio is all of a sudden being labeled as an establishment candidate. I know that Rubio's got the baggage of that Gang of Eight bill and I know that in many people's minds he's got the baggage of wanting...
  • Historic 11-point 'enthusiasm gap' favors GOP. November election shaping up to be a GOP blowout

    02/02/2016 7:51:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2016 | Rick Moran
    The November election is shaping up to be another GOP blowout. That's the conclusion from a new survey conducted for the Ripon Society that shows an astonishing 11-point gap in "intensity" favoring Republicans. Washington Examiner: "We had in 2010 a nine-point advantage on intensity. Going into 2014 we had a seven-point advantage on intensity, meaning our voters are more intense about voting. Right now we have an 11-point advantage," he said. "I've never seen a double-digit advantage in terms of intensity to vote." In 2010, Republicans took control of the House. In 2014, they took over the Senate. "Why...
  • Despite its Best Efforts, the GOP was the Biggest Winner in Iowa Last Night [Turnout Unprecedented]

    02/02/2016 7:22:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Despite its best attempts to fail, the biggest winner of the Iowa Caucus last night was the GOP itself, which generated an unprecedented level of energy and engagement among voters in a critical swing state. That energy was generated thanks to a group of leading candidates who actually appealed to the GOP's grassroots voter base. Turnout was more than 186,000, more than 50 percent higher than any Iowa GOP Caucus in history, and 46 percent of those were first time caucus attendees. This despite the threat of an imminent snow storm. And this turnout boom can't be all chalked up...
  • Cruz Draws First Blood

    02/02/2016 6:24:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) performed the singular feat of simultaneously proving that a Republican can win Iowa without backing the ethanol boondoggle, and toppled The God Who Does Not Bleed, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) finished stronger than expected, beating poll estimates by six percentage points; Trump finished more than four percent below expectations, while Cruz finished nearly four percent above expectations.
  • Exclusive-Ted Cruz National Political Director: We Can Replicate Iowa Victory In New Hampshire

    02/02/2016 6:09:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – Mark Campbell, national political director for the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) campaign, tells Breitbart News Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday can be replicated in the New Hampshire primary next week.
  • Donald Trump is the most electable conservative

    02/01/2016 9:30:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 146 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/1/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A lot of people are very afraid of Donald Trump. His success will come at their expense because power in politics is a zero sum commodity. What one side gains is always at the expense of the other. Every day we are presented with twisted and convenient definitions of conservatism from those who desperately don’t want to be on the losing side. To them, changing one’s mind and acknowledging the value of conservative positions has become a sign of insincere conservatism. They echo the liberal line about Lincoln not being so great because he, “Came late” to the idea of...
  • GOP braces for Trump Iowa result

    01/31/2016 5:53:21 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30,2016 | Alexander Bolton
    are anxiously awaiting the Iowa caucuses on Monday to find out if Donald Trump is the real deal or simply a media-hyped mirage. GOP strategists expect between 150,000 and 185,000 voters will turn out, according to one senator who reviewed campaign projections. A big turnout would bode well for Trump who is expected to perform strongly among first-time voters. Only a few months ago GOP senators were predicting that Trump would fade away, but with the first contest of the presidential primary only days away, they admit he has a good shot at winning the nomination. One Republican senator, who...
  • GOP contest nowhere near decided

    01/30/2016 10:03:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 29, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    (CNN)--I think I may be suffering from dangerously high levels of candidate exposure. Since the first Republican presidential candidate debate in August, I've interviewed the potential nominees almost 150 times in total, and I probably spoke with them about 100 times before that debate took place. I've also been a panelist on two CNN-Salem Media Group hosted debates. By the end of Friday, after the Trump-less debate on Fox News, I'll have added a couple more interviews. Next week a few more. And I'll be back on the stage with whomever is still standing on February 25 and March 10...
  • American Tech Workers Defiant as GOP Lawmakers Push to Expand Foreign Labor Programs

    01/30/2016 6:35:25 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/16 | Julia Hahn
    In 2014, the Northeast Utilities Company in Connecticut -- now known as Eversource Energy -- allegedly laid off around 200 of its American tech workers and replaced them with low-wage foreigners admitted on H-1B guest worker visas. Now a photo has emerged depicted the workers' final, silent patriotic protest -- silent because the workers reportedly were forced to sign non-disparagement agreements to shield their employer. The image depicts the display of American flags around cubicles of the company's IT department -- circulated by trade magazine ComputerWorld -- before the Americans were replaced with foreign labor. The powerful image seems to...
  • Iowa Political Parties Acknowledge Major Gap in Online Caucus Tool

    01/30/2016 3:56:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 30, 2016 | MaryAlice Parks and Madelaine Pisani
    Three days before voting begins, residents around Iowa are making plans to caucus, but new online tools launched by both the state Democratic and Republican parties designed to inform people where to go Monday evening were built with one major hole, the parties confirmed to ABC News. The systems were only built off the list of registered voters' addresses. As a result, for new voters who have never registered in the state and who live at addresses where no one else has registered, the online feature does not work. Instead, when an address is not found in the system, users...
  • Virginia GOP asks state to cancel "loyalty oath"

    01/30/2016 12:43:06 PM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 30 January 2016 | Bill Bartel
    State Republican Party leaders voted in Richmond on Saturday to ask the state to cancel a required party loyalty pledge in the March 1 GOP presidential primary. Roger Miles, a GOP state central committee member, said shortly after the unanimous voice vote that the party leaders are halting their plans because of "bad publicity." At the party's request, the State Board of Elections has been requiring all voters in the GOP primary to sign and print their name on a statement affirming "I am a Republican" before being allowed to cast a ballot. Saturday's development comes after The Pilot learned...
  • [DCWhispers] N.H. Republican Power Broker Says NO Trump, NO Cruz – Promises Brokered Conventio

    01/29/2016 8:46:25 PM PST · by INVAR · 192 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | January 29, 2016 | DCWhispers
    This morning Governor Merrill was adamant that New Hampshire primary voters would choose an establishment candidate to represent them in the GOP nomination process. He specifically pointed to the campaigns of Jeb Bush and John Kasich as those he approved of. He also appeared dismissive of the possibility that either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz would win New Hampshire. Then he dropped a bombshell that clearly had Fox Business host Neil Cavuto a bit stunned. Merrill indicated it would be a brokered Republican convention regardless, and from there a proper candidate would be nominated. This would be a process by...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Umasking "Not-Quite-So-Conservative"Conservative Media Types (Shortened)

    01/29/2016 2:35:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29,2016 | Jeff Poor
    On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh credited Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for exposing those who may not be as conservative as originally within the so-called media.
  • The Fox is a Fox

    01/29/2016 2:30:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 28 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1/29/2016 | Stocksthatgoup
    As the Gingerbread Man was crossing the stream the Fox turned and ate him. For a fox is a fox. The only one that escaped was the very wise Trump who outfoxed the Fox.
  • Politico: Megyn Kelly Just Did Trump's Dirty Work For Him,Kneecapped Rivals

    01/29/2016 8:36:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29,2016 | Breitbart News
    This article was originally published by Politico: Donald Trump skipped last night’s Fox News debate in a fit of pique over the “very biased” Megyn Kelly. But since the shocking things he does and says always seem to work out for him, someone else used his pet issue of immigration to tie his top Republican rivals into knots. And that someone else was Megyn Kelly.
  • Carpenter: Lackluster Debate Freezes Race

    01/29/2016 7:11:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 29th, 2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Lackluster Debate Freezes Race Amanda Carpenter January 29th, 2016 This may be the first GOP presidential debate without any consequences. Perceptions from before and during the debate remain after. Donald Trump is far away from the pack, churning furiously away in his own universe. Ted Cruz is his closest competitor in orbit, with Marco Rubio behind. Elsewhere in the sky are Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, John Kasich, and Chris Christie fighting to be seen by the voters. sans Trump. Without Trump present, the debate was a series of questions, exchanges, and canned lines we've all heard before. The...
  • Champion Material Part II: My Endorsement of Ted Cruz

    01/28/2016 3:20:58 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 20 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Craig Johnson
    By Craig Johnson Moreover, thou shalt choose able men, such as fear God, Men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them. Exodus 18:21 Based on scripture, Cruz or Trump? My last article, TRUMP, CARSON, CRUZ: CHAMPION MATERIAL? , was a character analysis of the top three outsider Presidential Candidates. It was also an explanation of why, during our "Crisis" eras, Americans turn to men with the qualities that each one of them possesses. We have arrived here again. The harshness of the times makes all of the Establishment Candidates look like "Low-Fat Republicans." While Dr. Carson is not...
  • Trump taps the right's anger against Fox

    01/28/2016 9:08:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/28/2016 | Dylan Byers
    Trump taps the right's anger against Fox By Dylan Byers Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)For nearly two decades, Republican presidential candidates have run with Fox News. Now, Donald Trump is betting that he can run against it. Trump's six-month war with host Megyn Kelly, which turned nuclear when he pledged to skip the Fox News debate that she is co-moderating on Thursday, has exposed a significant shift in the political-media landscape: The growing divide between ultraconservatives and Roger Ailes' Manhattan-based network. Trump's attacks on the network -- like those he's made on Mexicans, Muslims, Sen. John McCain, and others -- are...
  • RNC breaks fundraising record in 2015

    01/28/2016 7:41:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    And it’s good news for more than one reason, although the current temperature of the electorate may not appreciate the nuances at the moment. The RNC set a record for off-year fundraising in 2015, chair Reince Priebus announced on Twitter earlier today, with a total haul of $105 million. The party entered 2016 with nearly $19 million in cash, too: BREAKING: Historic year for @GOP. Raised off-year record $105.6M in 2015, $18.7M COH. We're the only org focused/ready for general election— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 27, 2016 Much of that came from smaller donors, according to The Hill’s sources:...
  • Donald Trump becomes the choice of the Republican establishment

    01/27/2016 9:06:13 PM PST · by dangus · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 27, 2016 | Bill Schneider
    What we are seeing now is a split. The Republican Party establishment is anxiously embracing Trump. The conservative ideological establishment is angrily rejecting Trump and promoting Cruz. What’s the difference? Republican Party leaders see Trump as more flexible and pragmatic. “We’ve got to make deals,” Trump said at a campaign rally last week. “We don’t want to sign executive orders. We want to make good deals.” Deal making is something professional politicians understand.
  • GOP debate in Trump's shadow

    01/28/2016 3:14:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 28,2016 | Niall Stange
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Thursday evening’s GOP debate will be dominated by the man who isn’t there: Donald Trump.
  • Dick Morris: A two-way race by March

    01/27/2016 10:34:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2016 | Dick Morris
    Nobody has been paying attention to the rules governing the Republican Party's early caucuses and primaries. They make it inevitable the 12-person field will be winnowed down to a two-way race by March 15. Here's how: It will take 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination in July. Of the nearly 700 delegates Republicans will parcel out on March 1, 363 of them -- 52 percent -- will be in states that require candidates to reach a threshold of either 20 percent or 15 percent to share in the proportional allocation of delegates. Only two candidates are likely to meet...
  • Donald Trump Could Do Something Unprecedented In Modern Elections

    01/27/2016 3:30:48 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/27/2016 | Matt Fuller and Robert Baldwin III
    Donald Trump may be about to do something that has never been done in the modern presidential nominating era: Win a state primary without a single endorsement from a member of Congress. In a testament to the oddity that is 2016, just days before primary voting begins, Trump -- the GOP frontrunner that the GOP refuses to believe is the frontrunner -- has yet to win the official support of any elected official on Capitol Hill.
  • ET TU, GOP?

    01/27/2016 8:22:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Katy Grimes and Megan Barth
    It is time for the GOP to make deals with conservatives and their electorate and stop making deals with Socialists. It is time for the GOP to get in the bunker Betrayal is the only truth that sticks --Arthur Miller The rise of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are a direct reflection of the anger and pain of the electorate and the capitulation of conservative principles by the GOP. The electorate and conservatives are demanding change, and the GOP, for the sake of saving the grand old party, must change.It is necessary for the restoration of the party, conservatism, and...
  • Iowa fights grow nastier

    01/27/2016 4:14:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27,2016 | Niall Stange
    The gloves are coming off in Iowa, as the leading candidates in both parties battle fiercely for advantage before Monday’s caucuses. Tensions are rising on the Democratic side, with Hillary Clinton’s team trying to rebuff the advance of a newly aggressive Bernie Sanders. Among Republicans, the long-standing “bromance” between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has given way to open hostilities.
  • The "Establishment" Vs. Trump And The People

    01/27/2016 3:41:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 27,2016 | Bruce Thornton
    Just weeks before the Iowa caucuses Donald Trump was subjected to a barrage of criticism from Republican commentators. New York Times house conservative David Brooks, who has threatened to move to Canada if Trump becomes president, called Trump a “solipsistic branding genius whose ‘policies’ have no contact with Planet Earth.” The National Review devoted a whole issue to parsing Trump’s manifold flaws and dangers to the Republican Party and the country: “Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.”
  • Google Will Now Fact Check Candidates Live During Debates

    01/26/2016 7:27:17 PM PST · by proust · 32 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | 1/26/16 | Alan Henry
    You'll also be able to see in an instant if a candidate says something on stage that contradicts something they said only a few days ago on Twitter, or in a statement. Google will also highlight trending issues, social rankings, and more via Google Trends to help you dig into those statements, or a candidate's stance on an issue you care about.
  • Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts

    01/26/2016 11:29:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” It’s mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are billionaires. They own a very big company. They also are very prominent philanthropists, giving hundreds of millions to cancer research, concert halls and other worthy causes. But what makes them hated and feared by progressives such as Mayer is their political work. They help fund some organizations and foundations, some purely educational, some partisan. To listen to the left, they...
  • Donald Trump: Should I Do the GOP Debate?

    01/26/2016 10:15:16 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 26, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Donald Troll is polling opinion to appear at the GOP Fox News Debate given his objection to Megyn Kelly as a moderator
  • America's Ruling Class vs. All

    01/25/2016 3:24:02 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 8 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 01/24/2016 | Nick Short
    Sitting back and observing the current civil war happening within the Republican party should come as no surprise to anyone who resides outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. Pundits, thinkers, writers, and radio hosts who I once admired, have now lost credibility as they have bestowed upon themselves the bastion of what is and isn’t “true conservatism”. Yet, while the civil war wages within the party, the party itself does a disservice to this nation for fighting the wrong battle at the wrong time as the war for the heart of this country wages on. To myself, this has always...
  • The Week: GOP Establishment Doesn't "Care About The Economic Problems" Of Working Class

    01/25/2016 1:22:01 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 25,2016 | Breitbart News
    From The Week: There’s something faintly comical about everyone in the Republican party shouting, “I’m not the establishment. That guy is.” The conservative movement long ago defeated the East Coast establishment of the party. It was a total rout; the last semi-moderate New England Republicans were defeated a decade ago. And yet, conservatives still insist that they are fighting some powerful establishment within the Republican Party.
  • Tea Party Founder: Why I Support Donald Trump for President

    01/25/2016 1:07:18 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-25-16 | Debby Dooley
    As one of the 22 co-founders of the national tea party movement, I am concerned over the fact that our nation has moved away from the principles of liberty we were founded on. I have been an activist fighting for conservative principles since 1976, so I reject individuals and publications that try to tell me what conservatism is. I have watched over the years as we have allowed deep pocketed special interests to set the agenda in Washington D.C. instead of we the people. These special interests gain support for their agenda, by even principled conservatives, using their millions of...
  • Thelma and Louise Endorse Trump

    01/25/2016 6:47:38 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 96 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/25/2016 | David Catron
    Four years ago, I called the GOP the Thelma and Louise Party because its primary voters were determined to nominate a presidential candidate who could not possibly win the general election. The weirdest thing about Romney’s doomed candidacy was the support he received from people like Ann Coulter, who had spent years vehemently denouncing such transparent RINOs. This year, Coulter supports another RINO who cannot win: Donald Trump. Now, Sarah Palin has endorsed this sure loser. Coulter and Palin have thus become the Thelma and Louise of the Republican Party. Will GOP voters let them drive their party off the...
  • An Open Letter To Glenn Beck

    01/23/2016 3:04:29 PM PST · by Randall_S · 52 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 23, 2016 | Andrea Shea King
    Dear Glenn, I've been with you since 9-12. I've traveled from Florida to participate in your Restoring Honor event in DC. Your Restoring Love event in Dallas. I've been a paid subscriber to The Blaze TV since you established it (and stuck with it even though I was keenly disappointed when you ended REAL NEWS and replaced it with Goth Girl, who mirror images Megyn Kelly, another snark queen). I've been among your biggest fans for years, but over time I've lost that lovin' feeling, and haven't watched or listened to you as much, finding your views and mine increasingly...
  • Trump Spokeswoman (Katrina Pierson): "Malcolm X is my Idol, Republicans are Racist"

    01/23/2016 4:31:09 AM PST · by parksstp · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01-22-2016 | Peter Hasson
    Since joining the Trump campaign as a national spokeswoman in November, Katrina Pierson has served as an attack dog of sorts for Donald Trump, attempting to expose his critics and opponents as faux conservatives who are simply pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people. And yet, Ms. Pierson’s own statements reveal she is a self-proclaimed devotee of Malcolm X (whom she has referred to as her “idol”) and has a history of attacking conservatives as racists, sneering at Christians who are unable to “handle the truth” and mocking candidates who open up about their faith on the...
  • I can see 2016 from my house and I don't like what I'm seeing

    01/22/2016 7:17:02 PM PST · by mbrfl · 176 replies
    Lauren Stephens ^ | January 22, 2016 | Lauren Stephens
    January 22, 2016 Dear Mr. Levin, My name is Lauren Stephens. I’ve been involved in politics for a long time – mostly just as a pissed off American, but I am also the owner of Conservative Campaign Consulting. I do not work for any of the Presidential Campaigns. I am not coordinated with any of them. I have not spoken to any of them. I am not being paid by anyone for this. First off, I would like to let you know that I have been a huge fan and follower of yours since probably about 2007 or 2008. I...
  • A G.O.P. Majority in New Hampshire Pipes Up: We're Not for Donald Trump [68% of voters]

    01/22/2016 12:19:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/22/2016 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and ASHLEY PARKER
    Jeanne Cleveland, a retired teacher, pursed her lips sourly at the mention of his name and tried to summarize her distaste in diplomatic terms. "I think he's arrogant," she said. "I think he's rude. I think----" She paused, reaching for the right words. "Let's just say, I don't like the way he represents us as a country." To avoid any confusion, Mrs. Cleveland put it plainly: "I don't like Trump." In this, the 70-year-old from Hollis, N.H., has ample, baffled and agonized company in New Hampshire as the presidential primary enters its final, frenzied weeks, with Donald J. Trump remaining...
  • David Brooks Proposes a Kinder, Gentler Republican Party (RINO Brooks Yammers Again)

    01/22/2016 9:54:31 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 20 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-21-16 | David Brooks
    Lonely-hearts reactionary David Brooks, writing this week in the New York Times, describes the angst and despair of the old Republican leadership, as it watches the Trump/Cruz nativist revolution: "Members of the Republican governing class are like cowering freshmen at halftime of a high school football game. Some are part of the Surrender Caucus, sitting sullenly on their stools resigned to the likelihood that their team is going to get crushed. Some are thinking of jumping ship to the Trump campaign... "Rarely has a party so passively accepted its own self-destruction." Farther down in his piece, Brooks trumpets a call...