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  • All 16 of the 2016 GOP Presidential candidates in 8-bit

    07/28/2015 11:59:11 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-28-2015 | The Looking Spoon
    Some candidates were easier than others. John Kasich was the hardest, for some reason it seems he has a face that doesn't translate all the well. In any case, this was as fun as it was challenging!
  • Letter: A mess from top to bottom

    07/28/2015 11:27:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Greensburg Daily News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jean Johannigman
    Dear Editor: This country is in a mess from the top to the bottom. The democrats have had control and have definitely impacted an increase in this mess. So we were were all supposed to vote “Republican” and they would clean this up. Yeh right! Everyone needs to realize that the “establishment Republicans” and the democrat party (from the top to the bottom) work together to retain their power and their money (which is really OUR money). The ruse of being “against” each other only surfaces when elections happen and only for theatrical “effect”. Is there hope? In my opinion...
  • Exclusive: Conservative Talk Radio Hosts Weigh In On GOP Debate Criteria

    07/28/2015 3:58:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Breitbart News reached out to leading conservative talk radio hosts to find out what exactly their listeners are saying about the upcoming GOP primary presidential debate, which will feature the top 10 candidates on the debate stage while the other six candidates will have a secondary event.
  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump's Run At The Presidency Is Good For The Republican Party

    07/27/2015 10:58:58 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07-28-15 | John Hawkins
    Over the last few weeks we’ve seen Republican consultants and pundits publicly fretting about whether Donald Trump will hurt the GOP’s brand. What a joke! When do those people start worrying about what Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and the rest of the GOP’s leadership are doing to the Party’s brand? Just this week-end, McConnell shut down efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, fight sanctuary cities, kill Obamacare and stop Iran from getting nukes because they might get in the way of pushing corporate welfare. At this point, Boehner and McConnell might as well just wear the logos of the corporations and...
  • Could Trump win?(Pat Buchanan predicts Donald will be part of 'the Final Four' 6 months from now)

    07/27/2015 4:33:07 PM PDT · by free_life · 76 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. “Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master.” Yet the stagnation of workers’ wages as the billionaire boys club admits new members, and the hemorrhaging of U.S. jobs under...
  • Maximum Trump? Donald Trump may be approaching the limits of 2016 polling popularity.

    07/27/2015 2:57:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    US News & World Report's Thomas Jefferson Street ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matthew Dickinson
    Despite media speculation that Donald Trump's support might have reached "an inflection point" in the aftermath of his comments criticizing Sen. John McCain's war hero status, two recent polls conducted after Trump's controversial remarks were disseminated suggest otherwise. Rather than a drop in support, both polls show that Trump's standing has remained where it was before the heavily publicized comments: He leads the field of Republican candidates vying for their party's presidential nomination. The Morning Consult national survey of registered voters shows Trump with 22 perceny support, leading both former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who finished second with 15 percent...
  • It's Too Weird: What Explains the Behavior of the Republican Leadership?

    07/27/2015 12:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I've been thinking about this. We are all inundated by each other, every day, with e-mails, phone calls, texts, what have you, of utter incredulity over what's happened to the Republican Party. It's just too weird, folks. There just isn't any serious opposition to anything that the Democrat Party wants. Remember Angelo Codevilla? He's back. He had that great place on the ruling class that I read in its entirety to you when he published it, and he then turned it into a book. He's back with his thoughts on Trump, and I found it at the...
  • GOP Establishment Wages War Against Cruz and Conservative Voters

    07/27/2015 11:35:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 27, 2015 | John Hayward
    Perhaps the Republican leadership and its Establishment apparatus don’t realize just how dangerous is the game they’re playing against conservatives, or perhaps they just don’t care. There is a part of the GOP power structure that has always been most happy to serve as the permanent minority, personally enriched by serving as minor, ineffective obstacles to the ruling Left. They win elections by cadging millions from conservatives desperate to Do Something about the mess in Washington, then sink comfortably into that mess as though relaxing in a jacuzzi, rousing themselves only to display true fury against the occasional cage-rattling, boat-rocking...
  • Starnes: Emasculated Republicans Block Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/27/2015 10:48:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Senate Republicans had a chance to stop Planned Parenthood from butchering unborn children and selling their body parts to the highest bidder. Instead, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to put up a vote -- thumbing his nose at Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, along with every pro-lifer in the nation.</p>
  • Trump’s teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful people’s bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • Black Lives Matter co-founder threatens to “shut down” GOP convention

    07/27/2015 9:08:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    div class="clear"> Who exactly is running things over at the top secret headquarters of the Black Lives Matter movement, assuming that such even exists? There seems to be some confusion on the messaging. You may recall that when Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors seized the stage from Martin O’Malley at Netroots Nation after the candidate was foolish enough to say that all human lives matter, she prefaced her comments as follows: “It’s not like we like shutting (expletive deleted) down, but we have to,” So they don’t like shutting **** down unless there’s no other choice. Fair enough, I...
  • If GOP Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, They Don't Deserve 2016 White House

    07/27/2015 8:33:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/27/2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>House Speaker John Boehner may or may not defund Planned Parenthood, telling reporters that he wants to get the facts first.</p> <p>You want facts, Mr. Speaker?</p> <p>Okay - call up Planned Parenthood and see what the going rate is for an aborted baby's backbone.</p> <p>You want facts, sir?</p>
  • If the GOP manages to kill the Iran deal...(tr) (barf alert)

    07/27/2015 7:14:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 17 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | 7/27/2015 | Robert W. Merry
    This is breathtaking in its own fanaticism—and in the ignorance that, one might have hoped, would have been tucked away after Romney’s 2012 presidential defeat at the hands of a lackluster incumbent. A survey of recent Iranian history suggests that its leaders, while starkly fundamentalist in their religious sensibility, conduct foreign policy based on a logical understanding of their national interests and an often brilliant pursuit of them within the context of geopolitical reality. They certainly never sent an army halfway around the world to overthrow the leader of a sovereign state with the intent of establishing a beachhead for...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump 'Selling Fear and Prejudice'

    07/26/2015 6:57:11 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Ali Dukakis
    Lindsey Graham might thank Donald Trump for getting him to finally buy a new phone, but the South Carolina senator said today he still doesn't think the Republican Party should "hire" the real estate mogul as its presidential candidate. Graham made national headlines last week when he destroyed his old-school cell phone after Trump read the number aloud on national TV, but Graham had more just jokes for his opponent in the race for GOP presidential nomination. Speaking exclusively with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," the senator said he sees great dangers in continuing to support Trump, the current...
  • POLLS: DONALD TRUMP WAY OUT IN FRONT; TED CRUZ SURGES UNDERNEATH, MARCO RUBIO KEEPS SINKING

    07/26/2015 6:17:53 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out.
  • Iowans drawn to Trump praise his antiestablishment bent

    07/26/2015 6:33:42 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 20 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | HEATHER HADDON and REID J. EPSTEIN
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Those who flocked to Donald Trump’s campaign event here this weekend said they liked the Republican presidential candidate’s willingness to make an unvarnished case for an antiestablishment campaign. Interviews with dozens of the more than 1,000 people who came to see the reality-television star showed they have been drawn to him because of their skepticism of polished politicians. "I am the silent majority. He talks for me,” said Jill Jepsen, a 61-year-old Oskaloosa retiree who brought her copy of Mr. Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” first published in 1987, for him to sign.
  • Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell

    07/26/2015 3:57:42 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2015
    As the Senate met for a rare Sunday session, Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Cornyn of Texas each rose to counter a stunning floor speech Cruz gave on Friday accusing McConnell, R-Ky., of lying. None of them mentioned Cruz by name but the target of their remarks could not have been clearer. The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a must-pass highway bill. "Squabbling and sanctimony may be tolerated in...
  • Republicans' Donald Trump problem just got worse

    07/26/2015 9:01:20 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    Donald Trump was supposed to flame out fast. Instead, he's burning ever hotter in the first contests of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. The real estate mogul and reality TV star has a seven-point lead over his nearest competitor in New Hampshire, and he's breathing down the neck of longtime Iowa caucuses leader Scott Walker, according to two NBC-Marist University polls released Sunday morning. It's still very early in the 2016 campaign, and the first Republican debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland could shake up the race, but Trump's surprising success suggests he will continue to be a significant force...
  • Criticism of GOP debate scheme intensifies

    07/26/2015 7:58:50 AM PDT · by foxfield · 27 replies
    The first Republican presidential debate is approaching — Aug. 6 in Cleveland — and GOP candidates who are likely to miss the cut for the nighttime debate are stepping up criticism of the system.
  • Christie touting his conservative bona fides

    07/26/2015 3:25:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | July 26, 2015 | Melissa Hays, State House Bureau
    Governor Christie spent the past week on the campaign trail hitting key issues that are popular with the conservative voters who likely hold the key to his success as a Republican candidate for president. His tour through the early voting states, which includes return trips to New Hampshire and Iowa this week, comes as his campaign and a super PAC supporting his candidacy are spending a combined $1 million to run political ads nationally on Fox News that show Christie criticizing President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, just as the next round of horse-race polls are being conducted. The...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Co-Founder: Organization Will Take Any Chance to Shut Down GOP Convention

    07/25/2015 7:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 25, 2015 | Trent Baker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On Saturday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors spoke about the protests at Democratic primary candidates Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), when Black Lives Matters protesters demanded O’Malley and Sanders mentioned Sandra Bland, who was recently found dead in her prison cell, by name. Cullors was asked by guest co-host Janet Mock what her plan was for Republican candidates, specifically Jeb Bush, for calling “black lives matter” a “slogan.”(continued)
  • John McCain's Debate Advice for Donald Trump's Opponents (No, really!)

    07/25/2015 6:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KMBZ-FM ^ | July 25, 2015
    Former presidential candidate John McCain has some debate advice for the GOP candidates sparring with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump: Stick to your message. "Answer the questions," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in a moderated discussion Saturday at the Aspen Institute. "Do not ... not so much ignore something like a direct attack, you don't want to totally ignore him, but get your message out," he said. Trump, who leads the crowded Republican field in several recent polls, recently said the Arizona senator, a former prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, was only considered a hero because he was captured. Trump has also...
  • For the GOP, Donald Trump may be evil incarnate — literally

    07/25/2015 6:54:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/25/2015 | James Poulos
    What if a candidate for president were evil? I'm not talking about the way "evil" is thrown around as an insult. I'm talking about real evil, the kind you find in the Bible. Chuckle if you must, but Donald Trump's opponents are beginning to make the case that he is truly evil. And the deeper you look, the more you see that it's no laughing matter. The prevailing wisdom says Trump is riding high because the Republican base is raising a middle finger — once again — to the establishment. But the prevailing wisdom also says the base is dominated...
  • 7 REASONS THE DONALD HELPS THE GOP

    07/25/2015 3:12:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. He does not have the infrastructure, he does not have the organization, he does not have the discipline. So why are so many Republican ThoughtLeaders intent on casting him from the race like a leper?
  • Why Donald Trump’s immigration stance is attracting Inland Empire fans (California)

    07/24/2015 9:01:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Bernardino County Sun ^ | July 24, 2015 | Beau Yarbrough
    Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric isn’t making him a lot of friends among his fellow candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but it’s winning him converts in California. “If I walked into a poll booth right now, and I had to cast my vote, I would vote for Donald Trump,” said Robin Hvidston, the executive director of the Claremont-based We the People Rising, a grass-roots organization pushing for stronger enforcement of existing immigration laws and the enactment of stricter immigration laws. “I wouldn’t have said that three weeks ago. ... Both parties are so ingrained in political correctness and both...
  • Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

    07/24/2015 6:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment The Blog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Chris Weigant, Political writer and blogger
    Welcome back, everyone. This column went on hiatus last week, so we could attend Netroots Nation. So we've got two whole weeks to cover today, just to warn everyone in advance. Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality. The first Republican presidential debate is happening in less than two weeks, and Donald Trump is not only guaranteed one...
  • Senate Floor: Ted Cruz Explodes On Mitch McConnell,Says He Lied To Entire Republican Conference

    07/24/2015 3:49:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, delivered a brutal speech bashing his own party’s leadership’s failures on the Senate floor on Friday morning after Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved forward with a plot to reauthorize the Export Import Bank. In the speech, Cruz says—calling him out personally—McConnell lied to the entire Republican conference. Cruz’s speech stemmed from how McConnell—despite telling the entire GOP conference there was no such secret deal with the Democrats during the Obamatrade process to later bring up Ex-Im reauthorization—actually did cut a deal with Democrats, specifically Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). “Today...
  • WSJ : Trump Manager Calls on Walker to Apologize for Insult

    07/24/2015 3:24:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    The WSJ reports: “A fundraiser for Scott Walker’s presidential campaign called Donald Trump ‘DumbDumb’ in a fundraising invitation and said electing the New York developer would be ‘a total and complete disaster for the country.’ … “Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, predicted Mr. Walker will not stand for his supporters questioning Mr. Trump’s intellect. “’Gov. Walker is a good guy and he would not condone such type of negative thinking about the leading presidential candidate in the GOP field,’ Mr. Lewandowski said. ‘I’m sure he will quickly denounce Mr. Slayton and his rhetoric.”(continued)
  • Ann Coulter: Donald Trump can win White House as Republican or third-party candidate

    07/24/2015 3:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Ann Coulter believes that Donald Trump can win the White House by continuing to tap into the electorate’s anger over the nation’s broken immigration system. Speaking at a collegiate forum hosted by the Eagle Forum, Ms. Counter said Friday that Mr. Trump should not be underestimated. “I love Trump. I love him, and I think he can win,” Ms. Coulter said. “I think he can win the nomination and I think he can win as a third party.” The conservative commentator is one of the most vocal critics of the immigration system. She recently released a book, called “Adios America:...
  • Here’s how long Donald Trump can run, with the cash he has on hand

    07/24/2015 3:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 24, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump is very adamant that he should be president in part because he is not financially beholden to anyone. "I’m using my own money," he said during his campaign announcement speech. "I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich." To prove his point, he held up a sheet of paper detailing his assets. Billions in real estate and stocks! Rich guy. Doesn't need donors. It didn't take long, though, for people to point out the obvious. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban -- himself so rich that he has his own social network -- pointed...
  • Cowbells, Dog Whistles and the Grand Old Party

    07/24/2015 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    The Republicans are desperately trying to get hip. Pursuing the latest new thing is not in the Republican DNA, but it's necessary to win elections. They have to tap into the popular culture of social media to woo the younger generation of voters, and that requires a digital strategy. Social media technology comes more or less naturally to the Democrats. Starting with Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, the Democrats demonstrated a winning use of Facebook (back then the new rage), and it was far superior to the opposition's operation. But that's so yesterday, as Marco Rubio likes to say. Republicans...
  • FLASH: Brent Bozell Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    07/24/2015 8:58:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Ted Cruz today received the endorsement of Brent Bozell, conservative stalwart and president of the Conservative Victory Committee. Bozell released this video announcing his support of Sen. Cruz’s candidacy for President. “Make no mistake: If the Republican Party repeats what it has done the last two presidential elections, Republicans will lose. I guarantee it,” Bozell said in the video. “On the other hand, if we nominate a principled, passionate conservative America can count on to restore her greatness, there will be an outpouring of support.” Bozell continues, “We need a courageous conservative who tells the truth and does what he...
  • The One Way To Invite An Independent Trump Candidacy

    07/24/2015 6:48:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.townhall.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Mark Davis
    The One Way To Invite An Independent Trump Candidacy Mark Davis | Jul 24, 2015 While it is a worthy pursuit to examine and anticipate each passing twist and turn of the Trump campaign, there is one goal that should be at the top of every conservative list: avoid luring him into an independent run. Anything that makes Trump wistfully consider a third-party run is bad. Anything that makes him dismiss it is good. My opinion of his campaign has no effect on this conclusion. For the record, I have enjoyed his directness and fierce autonomy from the donors and...
  • Donors urge GOP candidates to boycott debates if Trump participates

    07/24/2015 7:32:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2015 | Rick Moran
    Allahpundit of the site, Hotair sums up the efficacy of this idea perfectly: "So, so dumb, but that’s our donor class for you." The New York Times details the "logic" of why boycotting the debate by major candidates is a good idea: The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to bar Mr. Trump in order to have a full complement of candidates. Allah blows that nonsense out of the water: Bush,...
  • Trump Just Issued This Stern Threat To The GOP That Has The Establishment Running Scared

    07/24/2015 7:11:59 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 117 replies
    Western Journalism.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | James Beattie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened the door to a third-party run for the White House if he does not win the GOP nomination.
  • Boehner: Short-term bill likely to avoid shutdown

    07/24/2015 5:09:09 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that Congress will likely have to take up a stopgap funding bill in September to avoid a government shutdown. Lawmakers are expected to leave Washington next week for the month-long August recess and won't return until the Tuesday after Labor Day. That leaves a limited number of days for Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. "It’s pretty clear, given the number of days we’re going to be here in September, that we’re going to have to do a [continuing resolution] of some sort. But no decision has been made about that....
  • Disenfranchised voters gravitate to Trump, experts say

    07/23/2015 8:39:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | July 23, 2015 | Salena Zito
    Brad Lena sees Donald Trump through the prism of Star Wars: “a disturbance in The Force.” The billionaire businessman and reality TV star arrived Thursday at the U.S.-Mexico border to emphasize his hardline stance against immigration, in a week of attention-getting moments that thrust Trump into the lead among 16 GOP hopefuls for the White House. It's his disruption of the political class “that continues unimpeded their malevolent contributions to the rule of law, freedom of conscience, representative governance, competitive capitalism, freedom of speech, fiduciary stewardship and so on,” Lena, 62, of Bell Acres, a small borough northwest of Pittsburgh,...
  • Nancy Pelosi: GOP manufacturing Planned Parenthood controversy

    07/23/2015 2:32:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/23/2015 | By LAUREN FRENCH
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued on Thursday that Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood over videos that discuss the alleged sales of fetal tissue from abortions is a phony controversy. The secretly filmed videos, which show Planned Parenthood official Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing how the health care group uses fetal tissues after abortions, has riled up congressional Republicans who are now pushing forward on legislation to strip the group of federal funding. Pelosi said it’s just another attempt by GOP lawmakers to target Planned Parenthood over ideological objections. “They’ve been out to get Planned Parenthood for as long as I...
  • Bobby Jindal's campaign gains ground in Iowa

    07/23/2015 1:58:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Washington: Indian-American Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign seems to be gaining ground in the crucial primary state of Iowa, as a latest internal survey has put the Louisiana governor to fourth place among 16 Republican aspirants. Photo - Bobby Jindal draws 8% support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week. 44-year-old Jindal draws eight per cent support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week by his campaign, "Politico" reported. However, he still trails Scott Walker, who has a commanding lead with 23 per cent support in the poll, as...
  • GOP Strategists Plot to Ban Donald Trump From Debates

    07/23/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 226 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23,2015 | Jim Hoft
    One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to...
  • Yes, I Would Vote for Donald Trump For President [But he won't be the Republican nominee]

    07/23/2015 9:30:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/23/2015 | Erick Erickson
    The conversation about Donald Trump is very refreshing. Let’s be honest about it. It is really refreshing to see the establishment go into hysterical, pile-on mode. I’m actually proud of Rick Perry for being bold in his statements. Perry is owning the anti-Trump issue and he’s making it about principle and issues. But the number of denouncements from pundits and the press have gotten to crazy levels. And now the establishment that hates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% is piling on him too for daring not to pile on. But it gets better. Donors and consultants are ganging up to...
  • GOP ELITES PLOT TO BAR FRONTRUNNER TRUMP FROM DEBATE

    07/23/2015 8:33:54 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 132 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-23-2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    As if we need more proof of how tone deaf and self-destructive GOP elites can be towards their most reliable voters, the New York Times reports that at a weekend meeting of the Republican Governors Association there was an attempt by some “donors and operatives” to come up with a plan to bar current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump from the presidential debates.**************** The Republican Party has lost the popular vote in 4 of the last 5 presidential elections. The only election won was the re-election of a sitting president (Bush in ’04) during a time of war. Not only are...
  • Exclusive: Trump threatens third-party run

    07/23/2015 6:56:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli and Bob Cusack
    Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season. “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” the business mogul told The Hill in a 40-minute interview from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower on Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.” Pressed on whether he would run as a third-party candidate if he fails to clinch the GOP nomination, Trump said that “so...
  • Texas' Sore Loser Law and Third Party Candidates.

    07/23/2015 6:31:16 AM PDT · by ziravan · 23 replies
    Vanity
    Texas has a "Sore Loser" primary law. Here's how it works: In order to be on the Ballot for the March 1st primary, you must file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are an independent candidate for the Nov, 2016 General, you must also file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are a political party that doesn't choose your candidate by Primary ballot, you must file your party's intent to field a candidate by Dec 14, 2015. If you file for a place on the ballot for Mar 1, 2016, and you do not win the Primary in which you...
  • We've been had by Trump and most of the rest...

    07/23/2015 4:45:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 125 replies
    23 July 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Trump is saying some things that simply have to have been said. He's telling the truth. However, the longer this goes on, one begins to wonder what the real motive is? A lot of this stuff should have been said a long time ago by other conservative politicians and none would do so. So, why now...and by THIS guy with no real record of being a conservative? It is beginning to look like he is trying to divide the conservative electorate. The Democrats are all united behind evil causes and they stick together like glue. We could be under invasion...
  • AZ GOP’s Robert Graham’s spiteful retribution (County GOP backing Trump wont kiss McCain donor ring)

    07/22/2015 5:53:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    In a clear case of intra-party punishment aimed at Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer for having the audacity to buck AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and his McCain-led establishment allies, comes this inexcusable retaliation. Bowyer hosted and appeared onstage at the July 11, 2015 Phoenix event featuring presidential candidate Donald Trump. That kind of independence doesn’t play well with those who want to dominate the party and, like John McCain, consider the conservative base “crazies.” Kudos to Frosty Taylor, editor of Maricopa County Republican Briefs for the following report: Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has stopped payment on the...
  • TOP GOP STRATEGIST RUNS TO POLITICO, SMEARS TRUMP VOTERS AS ‘CLOWNS’

    07/22/2015 7:49:00 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/2015 | John Nolte
    While Republican frontrunner Donald Trump gleefully attacks members of the GOP Establishment and media, the GOP Establishment seem to believe it’s a good idea to run to the mainstream media and attack Republican voters. First Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ran to the Left-wing New Yorker to attack 15,000 GOP base voters as “crazies.” Wednesday, the GOP Establishment went even further. Rick Wilson, a top Establishment Republican message and media strategist ran to Politico to attack Trump’s supporters as “clowns.” According to the most recent national poll, Trump is garnering support from 25% of the GOP base. Which means that a...
  • Morning Plum: As Donald Trump prepares to hijack GOP debate, Republicans are already cringing

    07/22/2015 5:09:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | Greg Sargent
    It appears to be sinking in with top Republicans that the upcoming GOP debate, featuring star performer Donald Trump, could prove to be a full-blown disaster. Politico has this amusing report: Trump’s presence at center stage — his reward if he maintains his lead in the polls — is likely to transform the first Republican debate into a major media event, bringing big ratings to Fox News, the debate sponsor. By the same token, however, it will likely turn the traditionally policy-focused event into a pageant of personality, which is a potential nightmare for other candidates. “I think you have...
  • Power Vs. Powerless: Trump Attacks McCain,McCain Attacks Everyday Americans

    07/22/2015 2:44:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | John Nolte
    The whole world is upside down, especially in the Republican Party. When a powerful United States Senator faces no Party repercussions after smearing everyday Americans, there is something horribly, terribly, and self-destructively wrong with the GOP. There is no question that Donald Trump took a cheap shot at Republican Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) It wasn’t as bad as some in the media and the GOP Establishment wanted it to be (the crusade was on to craft a silver bullet), but it was a cheap shot at a legitimate war hero’s record. Trump was out of line, no question. .
  • Trump is leading because he’s playing media fools like a fiddle

    07/22/2015 11:39:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Useful idiots. You’ve probably heard about the new ABC/Washington Post poll that shows Donald Trump opening up a big lead among Republican presidential contenders, pulling 24 percent of respondents compared with second-place Scott Walker’s 13 percent. The political media, of course, are flabbergasted as to how Trump could possibly be doing so well given that they consider him an un-serious joke of a candidate. I am not arguing here that Trump should be president, but in a battle of wits between Trump and the political media, Trump wins every time. And that’s exactly why he’s leading the race at the...