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  • The shocking truth about Donald Trump: He’s actually the least terrifying GOP candidate

    09/03/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    Salon ^ | September 3, 2015 | Conor Lynch
    With all of the outrageous and downright offensive remarks that have been regurgitated by Donald Trump over the past few months, the most logical forecast made by political analysts was that his campaign would implode, sooner than later, as so many have before. Like the stock market, Trump 2016 seems to be based on a bubble of irrational emotions — in this case fear — and at any moment, that bubble could burst. Today, however, it’s looking more and more like Trump’s lead in the polls is not going to burst anytime soon, and that the man who seems to...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington’

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to “wreak havoc on Washington” if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. “One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,” Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Under Attack, Jeb Bush Releases Video Of Donald Trump’s Past Liberal Stances [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the frequent recipient of attacks from Donald Trump, is out with a new video compilation of the New York businessman taking liberal positions in past interviews. The video from the Bush campaign comes a day after Trump’s campaign released a social media video drawing attention to Bush’s past statement that illegal immigration is an “act of love” while showing examples of illegal immigrants who have gone on to commit violent crimes. The video — which the campaign calls “The Real Donald Trump” — shows videos from years ago of Trump taking liberal positions on abortion,...
  • An answer to Trump’s 757: Scott Walker to tour every county in New Hampshire on a Harley

    09/01/2015 1:46:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Donald Trump may show up to his campaign events in his own 757 aircraft emblazoned with a personal logo. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may trump Mr. Trump for the flashiest ride over Labor Day. Mr. Walker plans a bodacious motorcycle ride through New Hampshire which covers considerable territory. “Mark the date on your calendar! Governor Scott Walker will be riding a Harley-Davidson through all 10 counties,” his campaign advises. .......Mr. Walker has released a new video message with a close focus on the Iran nuclear accord. “I refuse to live with a deal that threatens our safety and that...
  • Scott Walker campaign clarifies Canadian wall comments after backlash (media construct)

    09/01/2015 12:27:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 31, 2015 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    As Gov. Scott Walker faced ridicule Monday for calling the building of a wall on the Canadian border a “legitimate issue,” his presidential campaign said he isn’t pushing for the idea. “Despite the attempts of some to put words in his mouth, Gov. Walker wasn’t advocating for a wall along our northern border,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement. The campaign responded after Walker’s comment was widely mocked, from a Democratic senator calling it one of the “craziest” ideas of the campaign so far to fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, saying building a Canadian wall...
  • Jesse Ventura rips Scott Walker: He’s against equal pay, his faith says women are ‘subservient’

    08/31/2015 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | August 31, 2015 | Arturo Garcia
    Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura ripped Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for signing an extreme anti-abortion bill into law last year, sarcastically saying it did not go far enough. “If he believes that if a doctor performs this it’s murder, then charge the doctor with murder. And it’s premeditated so it would be first-degree murder, wouldn’t it?” he said. “These guys, if they truly want to stand up for it, then they gotta go all the way with it.” The bill bans the procedure after the 20-week mark of any pregnancy, and does not contain exceptions for rape and incest victims....
  • Trump: Walker's state 'is really in trouble'

    08/23/2015 7:48:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump said on Sunday he is not intimidated by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, given his fellow GOP presidential candidate’s handling of the Badger State. “Well, I’m not worried because his state is really in trouble,” Trump told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “I mean, it’s a fantastic place,” he said. “I love the people of Wisconsin, but if you look at what’s going on, they have a $2.2 billion deficit. They were supposed to have a surplus of $1 billion and they have $2.2 billion.” “There’s tremendous divisions throughout the state,” Trump added. “He...
  • Is Scott Walker a Racist?

    08/23/2015 5:24:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dave nj 1
    "..................In my book, if you are pissing off liberals this much, you must be doing something right.The problem for the Left as it concerns Walker is that he is a tough cookie to crack. One Democrat in Wisconsin said that despite the situation and how dire it may seem for him, he always responds with a wink or a smile.Of course, Walker would not be the only Republican to be flirting with what they refer to as racist ethno-nationalists. Since most of their accusations and “proof” is rooted in code words and dog whistles, ethno-nationalist is a Leftist code word...
  • Scott Walker favors term limits for Congress, open to limits for federal judges

    08/21/2015 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he favors term limits for members of Congress, suggesting 12-year terms for members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate and hinting the same time frame could extend to members of the federal judiciary. ....He pointed to the two-term limit on U.S. presidents and said, “I’d even accommodate, say, let’s make it 12 so that the U.S. Senate and the House are consistent amongst each other.” “It also makes sense not just for the House and the Senate — if the president’s term limited, if the House and the Senate members were ever to...
  • My Q&A with Scott Walker

    08/21/2015 3:53:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 21, 2015 | Quin Hillyer
    It’s safe to say that most conservatives across the country think pretty highly of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and that he remains one of the few presidential candidates who are at least broadly acceptable to almost every sub-species of Republican. It’s not hard to find Wisconsinites who will wax rhapsodic about Walker’s job performance as well as how friendly and engaging he is. Yet in the wake of Donald Trump’s bluster, Walker’s quieter but battle-tested toughness and policy successes have seemed to fade a bit from view. In response, Walker hasn’t tried so much to match Trump’s glitz as to...
  • Walker, Rubio, and Jindal Lead the Way on Replacing Obamacare

    08/19/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 18, 2015 | James C. Capretta
    Perhaps today will mark the beginning of a new phase in the long campaign for the GOP nomination for president in 2016. That’s possible because two of the leading candidates — Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and Florida senator Marco Rubio — have offered serious plans for replacing Obamacare in its entirety. (In Senator Rubio’s case, he reiterated in an op-ed the principles of a plan he outlined several months ago.) They, along with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, are now the candidates who can speak most credibly about what’s wrong with Obamacare, because they have actual plans to do something about...
  • Scott Walker Just Dropped a Major Bomb on the RINO GOP Leadership

    08/18/2015 12:32:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Politistick ^ | August 17, 2015 | Jennifer Burke
    Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made no friends with the RINO GOP establishment on Monday, going where establishment-backed “moderate” squishy candidates like RINOs Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham or Chris Christie would probably never go. Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio program on Monday, Walker told Beck that RINO leader Mitch McConnell is “part of the problem” in Washington, citing broken GOP promises regarding Obamacare and funding Obama’s illegal amnesty. “Mitch McConnell is part of the problem. Will you go so far as saying that there are people in the GOP that are part of the establishment, like...
  • Protesters Give Walker a Needed Energy Boost

    08/17/2015 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | August 17, 2015 | David Catanese
    His supporters, waving blue-and-red signs, ate it up. Soon, the cheers were drowning out the detractors. Scott Walker's entered a late summer slump. The Wisconsin governor was largely sidelined at the first Republican presidential primary debate, when his rival candidates earned more attention with flashy one-liners. He's also forfeited his monthslong polling advantage in Iowa, where he's slipped behind Donald Trump and even Ben Carson, according to the latest CNN survey of the outlook for the caucuses. So when he stepped on the Iowa soapbox stage at the state fair Monday, Walker probably would've preferred not to look out and...
  • Protests follow Scott Walker on campaign trail - "he wears their hostility as a badge of honor"

    08/16/2015 10:47:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 17, 2015 | Craig Gilbert
    ......"I think this was the first time outside of Wisconsin where he's been kind of surrounded by protesters as he's leaving a place and where it appears he's been a little boxed in," said Scott Foval, one of the protesters and a Madison activist with the liberal group People for the American Way.Foval's group is one of several on the left that flock to events by GOP candidates and try to make them answer questions on their issues of choice."We're bird-dogging all of them,"Foval said. But he said Walker is a "particular" magnet because of the way he wears their...
  • Overwhelming majority of Trump's online following is ineligible to vote

    08/14/2015 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be dominating social media, but a new study has revealed that a vast percentage of his online following is legally incapable of voting. According to data collected by the social analytics company, Macromeasures, just 39.4 percent of the real estate mogul's Twitter followers are members of the voting-eligible population, as first reported by Forbes. The company analyzed a handful of GOP hopefuls, including Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina. Among those Republican candidates, Trump carried the largest percentage of disenfranchised followers. In comparison, 95.7 percent of Fiorina's...
  • The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence…

    08/14/2015 11:31:10 AM PDT · by jobim · 48 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/14/15 | Sundance
    Many people who have not followed the construct of the RNC/GOP plan as it originated (November/December 2013 – through the construction in May/June 2014 and end result in April ’15) are fundamentally misunderstanding the origin of the GOPe Roadmap to elect Jeb Bush.... The road map was originally contingent upon Graham, Fiorina, Perry, Rubio, Christie, Huckabee, Gilmore, Pataki and Kasich staying in the race through at least March 2nd 2016. Hence Super-PACs were established to keep them funded through the point of their usefulness. Obviously things so far have not gone quite as planned/preferred. Specific issues messing up the plan:...

    08/12/2015 10:42:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 8-12-2015 | DANIEL J. SCHULTZ
    Did you know that the Republican Party is only at half strength? “Half strength.” What does that mean? It means that in your voting precinct, where you live, the Republican Party only has, probably, one-half of the local, precinct-level, voting member slots of the Party filled with a warm body. These slots are called “precinct committeeman” in most states. And the reason conservatives have been pretty much impotent when it comes to having a voice “inside” the BEST political tool for defeating the Democrats – the Republican Party – is because not enough conservatives are “in” the Republican Party where...
  • Morning Jolt: Do Republicans Even Care What Conservatism Is Anymore?

    08/12/2015 7:28:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    [BIG SNIP top of Morning Jolt] "....Do Republicans Even Care What Conservatism Is Anymore? In mid-August 2011, Rick Perry was the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. He led every national poll from mid-August to late September. Of course, the following six months turned out to be one of the most tumultuous periods of any presidential primary in recent memory: Herman Cain led some polls -- he reached 27 percent in one survey -- followed by Newt Gingrich, and before the primaries were done, Rick Santorum was the frontrunner for several consecutive polls. At one point, Michele Bachmann was in second...
  • Walker: Why does Trump keep attacking me with debunked ‘Democrat talking points’?

    08/12/2015 1:12:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 11, 2015 | Guy Benson
    An interesting observation from Steve Hayes on Donald Trump’s “Fox News truce” interview this morning: Trump launches unprovoked attacks on Walker, Bush — and doesn’t respond to a tough Hillary Clinton attack on him — Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) August 11, 2015 From Hayes’ piece: >>> In an interview Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, Trump twice went out of his way to criticize his competition. In the first instance, he took a question about his standing in polls and turned it into a blistering–and highly inaccurate–attack on Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. And in the second, Trump bypassed an opportunity...
  • Poll: Trump Leads Iowa GOP Field but Shows Less Strength among Debate Viewers

    08/11/2015 9:29:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The race was closer among viewers of last Thursday’s debate: Trump and Walker were tied at 14 percent, with Rubio (11 percent), Carson and Fiorina (tied at 10 percent), and Cruz (9 percent) close behind. However, among likely caucus voters who skipped watching the FOX NEWS debate, Trump (21 percent) led Carson (10 percent) by a wider margin, with Rubio and Walker tied at 8 percent.With just six months until the Iowa caucuses, businessman Donald Trump (17 percent) leads the field of Republicans among likely GOP caucus voters, according to a poll from Suffolk University. Meanwhile, a subset of voters...
  • Walker Fires Back - Trump Blasts Governor's Record In ...

    08/11/2015 7:09:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | August 11, 2015 | Brian Kilmeade interview Scott Walker
    Brian Kilmeade gets Scott Walker's response to Trump's Democratic Party talking points. $2.2B deficit is a proven lie. Kilmeade Re Gov. Walker: "He's always in the eye of the storm."
  • Hillary Clinton Attended Donald Trump’s Wedding After He Published ‘Disgusting’ Comments About Women

    08/10/2015 11:42:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 10, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton on Monday said she attended the 2005 wedding of Donald Trump, a financial backer of her political campaign and the Clinton Foundation, not because she was sucking up to donors, but because she “thought it would be fun” and “entertaining.” What is most problematic about Hillary’s attendance, however, is the fact that just weeks before the Jan. 22, 2005 ceremony, Trump published the paperback edition of Trump: How to Get Rich, one of his many, massive bestsellers. According to Cosmopolitan, the book contains the second “most disgusting thing Donald Trump has ever said“—this passage about female contestants on...
  • 'Great games' for MLB players come in all sizes and shapes ("debate")

    08/10/2015 1:11:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 9, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    Maybe they go five-for-five. Maybe they hit a walk-off. Maybe a diving stop followed by a double play wins the game. ESPN's "Top Ten" has lots of different kinds of highlights. Point is that there are as many ways to have a great debate as there are great baseball days. Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina both had great debates, because they did everything they did very well. "Five tool" players rarely use them all in one game, but Fiorina and Rubio did. To them, the laurels. Scott Walker got in one towering homer, to mix a metaphor, by putting the...
  • Rating The Top 8 GOP Contenders on Electability - You Have To Win Or You Don’t Make A Difference

    08/10/2015 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | August 9, 2015 | Repair_Man_Jack (Diary)
    In the next few days I’ll rate the 8 leading GOP candidates for the 2016 Nomination as reported by RealClearPolitics on 6 August 2015. I will rate four criteria; potential to change our nation, electability, personal integrity, and past performance. I will score them from 0 to 3. The ratings will be color-coded as follows. Blue = Excellent (3 pts) – Implies candidate is solidly better than most of the GOP and all of the Dems. Green = Good (2 pts) – Implies candidate is better than GOP average and probably all Dems. Yellow = Low Pass (1 pt) –...
  • Thoughts on Debate Night

    08/10/2015 5:07:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 9, 2015 | Bruce Thornton, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center
    Last week’s Republican primary debates have quickly become a cultural and political phenomenon. Even progressive pundits have been forced to acknowledge the high quality of the Fox News moderators, the toughness of their questions, and the sheer entertaining excitement of the shows. Contrary to the usual soporific political debates, with robotic recitations of prefabricated talking points, this one had fireworks and substance. Let’s hope this new paradigm for presidential debates carries through all the way to next year’s presidential debates. But there’s another value to the debates. A lot of progressive received wisdom was exploded last Thursday night. First is...
  • Hillary Clinton's operation is publicly savaging these 3 Republican candidates

    08/09/2015 5:49:41 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 9, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Ahead of Thursday night's big Republican primary debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign sent a notice to her supporters. "Here's your to-do list to be prepared," wrote Christina Reynolds, Clinton's director of rapid response. "Stock up on soft projectiles to hurl at your television to give your jeering some attitude (marshmallows get the job done)." Then the Democratic front-runner's campaign zeroed in on just three Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). "Make sure your phone has a full charge," Reynolds added, "so you can tweet...
  • Scott Walker: Don't Focus On 'Racial Discord' Or You'll Only Create More

    08/09/2015 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 8, 2016 | Igor Bobic
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says the proper way to address racial issues in America is by concentrating on what brings people together rather than focusing on "racial discord." Doing the latter, the presidential candidate argued Sunday, could risk generating even more unrest. Walker was campaigning outside a restaurant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, when a reporter asked him about the anniversary of the death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and what it portends for race relations in South Carolina. The governor answered that Americans should emulate the families of the victims of the Charleston church shooting....
  • Why Scott Walker must be our next president

    08/09/2015 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 167 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 9, 2016 | Lord Monckton
    "...Which brings me to Gov. Scott Walker....he is not as self-publicizing as Trump,not as long-standing as Bush, not as sweet-talking as Cruz.However, as governor of Wisconsin, which was bankrupt when he took office,he set to work at once on doing what none of the other three would have thought or been able to do. He hit the telephones and spoke to everyone who mattered,on both sides in politics,and convinced enough of them to work with him in a sensible bipartisan co-operation that he succeeded in saving the state from going bust and being unable to pay the wages of its...
  • Gov. Scott Walker enjoys multiple standing ovations at RedState Gathering; Slams Hillary, Iran deal

    08/09/2015 2:37:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 8, 2016 | Staff
    Gov. Scott Walker was the last candidate to speak at #RSG15 before host Erick Erickson wrapped things up for the day (no, Megyn Kelly won’t be appearing tonight in place of Donald Trump), but his speech managed to energize the crowd and elicit several standing ovations.
  • Scott Walker taps Obenshain to lead presidential campaign in Virginia

    08/09/2015 2:30:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 7, 2016 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain will serve as chairman of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign in Virginia, the campaign announced Friday. The notice came the day after Walker appeared onstage in Cleveland with nine other White House hopefuls at the first Republican debate. The rollout of supporters seven months ahead of Virginia’s March 1 primary is more evidence of the outsize role the swing state will play in the 2016 election. “I am privileged to introduce State Sen. Mark Obenshain as the leader of our campaign’s efforts in Virginia,” Walker said in a statement. “Sen. Obenshain is...
  • Trump campaign loses top adviser

    08/08/2015 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    A major political strategist has left Donald Trump’s 2016 GOP presidential candidate, a new report says — but it’s unclear who severed the relationship. Roger Stone is no longer aiding the outspoken billionaire’s quest for the White House, according to CNN. Reports conflicted on Saturday over whether Stone’s departure was a firing or a resigning, the news outlet added. “Mr. Trump fired Roger Stone last night,” a spokesperson for Trump’s campaign told CNN on Saturday. “We have a tremendously successful campaign and Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity. He has had a number of articles...
  • Cruz, Walker Huckabee, Bush: Red State Gathering live video

    08/08/2015 5:54:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    ATLANTA – The Red State Gathering picks back up today with its live streaming video, as four more presidential hopefuls make their case to nearly 1,000 conservative activists. The first to make his way to the stage will be Mike Huckabee at 9 am ET. Ted Cruz has the 11:30 slot before lunch, Jeb Bush is scheduled for 1:30, and Scott Walker closes out the formal schedule at 4:30. The venue then shifts to the College Football Hall of Fame, where Donald Trump had been scheduled to speak, but now Megyn Kelly has been invited in his place. (Note: I...
  • Massive Audience for Fox Debate Proves There Is an Overwhelming Thirst for Change in This Country

    08/08/2015 3:02:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    EIB ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    I asked the staff on the other side of the glass exactly one hour ago to take a wild guess at who had the most camera time last night, who said the most, who had the most speaking time last night. I will admit it was a trick question. I did not say, "Which of the candidates...?" So the answers were the candidates, but that was not true. The Fox the moderators dominated the debate last night. The candidate with the most airtime was Donald Trump. "Time analysis compiled by a university political researcher finds frontrunner Donald Trump dominated last...
  • I Have Disinvited Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering

    08/07/2015 10:48:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 195 replies
    Red State ^ | August 7, 2016 at 11:56 PM | Erick Erickson
    I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency. He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues. But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines. As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me. In...
  • Granite State Poll: Bush, Paul, Walker, Rubio in Tie With Hillary

    08/06/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    News Max ^ | August 6, 2016 | Melanie Batley
    In New Hampshire, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton faces stiff competition from four GOP presidential candidates but maintains a comfortable lead over the GOP's current front-runner, Donald Trump, a new poll has found. According to a WMUR Granite State Poll conducted July 22-30 of 722 adults, Clinton is statistically tied in matchups with her GOP competitors: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads Clinton by a margin of 46 percent to 45 percent Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul leads by 45 percent to 43 percent Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is at 43 percent compared to 44 percent for Clinton Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...
  • Republicans View Rubio, Walker Most Positively on Debate Eve

    08/06/2015 1:53:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    gallup ^ | August 6, 2016 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J.--Just ahead of the first official Republican debate of the 2016 presidential campaign, Republicans give Marco Rubio and Scott Walker the highest net favorable ratings among any of the major 16 candidates running for their party's nomination, followed by Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry. At the other end of the spectrum, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham and Chris Christie have the lowest net favorable ratings.These data are based on the latest two weeks of interviewing conducted via Gallup Daily tracking,July 22-Aug. 4, with each candidate rated by more than 1,000 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Former Virginia Gov. Jim...
  • Style, Substance, and The Donald [and Bush and Walker]

    08/05/2015 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    ".....So now the conventional wisdom is that we’re witnessing a temporary triumph of style over substance; Republican voters like Trump’s bluster, and haven’t (yet) realized that he isn’t making sense. But if you ask me, the people who are really mistaking style for substance are the pundits. It’s true that Trump isn’t making sense — but neither are the mainstream contenders for the GOP nomination. On economics, both Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are into deep voodoo. Bush takes his experience of presiding over a giant housing bubble in his state, as proof that he can double America’s underlying growth...
  • Trump: What You Don't See Is What You Will Get

    08/05/2015 12:02:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2016 | Gene Schwimmer
    ".......This writer will not attempt to dissuade the Trump-o-philes from their ardor. If one’s idea of a Joe-Six-pack-cares-about-guys-like-me-populist is an arrogant brat in grownup clothing, who pulled himself up by the multimillion-dollar bootstraps he received and ultimately inherited from his daddy, a guy who builds luxury apartments that, one suspects, few of his supporters could ever dream of affording, then, by all means, vote for the guy.What this writer can do is show Trump’s supporters – and make it impossible for them to say, should this life-imitates-Elmer-Gantry snake oil salesman become president, that they didn’t know – what they, and...
  • The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card

    08/04/2015 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican party’s candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, John Kasich Disclose Personal Finances; Who Is Rich And Who Is In Debt?

    08/04/2015 1:45:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 3, 2016 | Andrew Perez
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz are millionaires. Their Republican primary opponent Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, may be in debt. The disparity in wealth in the Republican presidential primary was on display Monday, as the Federal Election Commission released personal financial disclosures filed by three of the GOP presidential contenders. The candidates are required to report details about their finances in order to qualify for the first 2016 primary debate, which will be hosted by Fox News in Cleveland on Thursday. Cruz, who has spent most of his life working in government, listed at least $2.1...

    08/03/2015 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    PJ Instapundit ^ | August 3, 2016 | Instapundit
  • Scott Walker Still Isn’t Sure If President Obama Is Christian

    08/02/2015 2:45:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Time ^ | August 2, 2016 | Phillip Elliot
    ....“I don’t know,” the Republican presidential candidate said... “I presume he is,”.... “You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before,” Walker said toward the end of a Q&A session moderated by Politico’s Mike Allen. Walker said he’s never asked Obama about his faith. “As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with him.”..... “He said he is, and I take him at his word.”...
  • Trump: GOP challengers 'viciously' attacked me

    08/02/2015 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 2, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Republicans have not given him a warm welcome since he entered their 2016 nominating process. Trump argued he is on the defensive against over GOP White House hopefuls during an interview that morning. “I’m not looking to attack them,” Trump said of the rest of the Republican field on ABC’s “This Week.” “I didn’t start the attacks,” he said. “But I have been attacked and I counter punch.” “I mean, they attacked me first and I hit them back and maybe even harder than they hit me,” Trump added. “But the...
  • Walker floats cabinet picks: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mitch Daniels

    08/02/2015 12:06:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2015 | James Hohmann
    DANA POINT, Calif. — Scott Walker said Saturday that he loves the “team of rivals” concept employed by Abraham Lincoln when it comes to building a cabinet. The Wisconsin governor told mega donors at the Koch donor network summit here that he would look to other Republicans seeking the nomination if elected, specifically former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and “any of the governors I’ve worked with.” “There’s a great team of people I’d take from this field of candidates,” he said. “We could plug them right into the next administration.” Asked if there is a...
  • “Ted Cruz gives me the willies”: Camille Paglia analyzes the GOP field—and takes on Hillary Clinton

    07/30/2015 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    Salon ^ | July 30, 2015 | David Daley, Editor in Chief
    In the first two parts of Salon’s conversation with Camille Paglia, we covered Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton, the return of the ’90s sensibility, and then the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Today Paglia trains her devastating insight and wit on the rest of the GOP field — look out Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. She also has some surprising thoughts on why Hillary Clinton will not be the Democratic nominee — and why it would be unwise for Democrats to overlook the appeal of Scott Walker. Catch up with the first two parts of our...
  • Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump [Walker 2nd]

    07/30/2015 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    WDSU ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear top tier. Trump tops the field at 20% in the poll, Quinnipiac's first since the businessman announced his run for the presidency in June. He is followed not by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13%. Bush follows Walker at 10%. This trio comprises the only Republican candidates in double-digits in...
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • Trump says that under Walker, Wis budget went from projected surplus to a deficit [mostly false]

    07/28/2015 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Politifact ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tom Kertscher
    On July 25, 2015, the day after news that a Scott Walker ally had called him a "dumb-dumb,"Donald Trump delighted in dumping on the Wisconsin governor during a campaign speech in Iowa."I read this horrible statement from his fundraiser about Trump. I said, ‘Oh, finally,I can attack,’ "the New York businessman said to laughter in Oskaloosa. "Finally, finally."Trump--second to Walker among Republican presidential contenders in an Iowa poll earlier in the week--criticized him on several fronts. Then he made a claim about the fortunes of Wisconsin’s finances."Wisconsin’s doing terribly. First of all, it’s in turmoil,"Trump said. "The roads are a...
  • Fifteen Elephants and a Clown

    07/28/2015 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | July 28, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Donald’s life has been seven decades of buffoonery. If there was a good reason to distrust presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it had to do with his views on abortion. Not his position per se — as difficult as it is to understand the pro-choice tendency, there are people of good faith on both sides of the abortion question — but the fact that he arrived at that position so late in life and at a moment when his change of heart was politically convenient. Even if we assume that this was not simple cowardly political calculation, as in the...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...