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  • [Vanity ]The GOP Establishment is scared to go on air and take Trump out with TV ads

    11/27/2015 5:40:39 PM PST · by springwater13 · 23 replies
    There are 2 big reasons for this: 1) Unlike any candidate in recent memory, Donald Trump will go out and trash individual donors by name on twitter/facebook. He'll get his lawyers out to threaten lawsuits. He'll talk about breaking the pledge and threaten an independent run. In other words, He has LEVERAGE to burn their corrupt house to the ground. You take Trump on and he'll fight back and you'll get so much HEAT you won't know what hit you. 2) Let's say for the sake of argument, a super PAC diminishes Trump's support. Is his support going to Marco...
  • Patrick Smyth: Republicans still waiting for mainstream candidate to depose Trump

    11/28/2015 3:12:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | Patrick Smyth
    Most analysts still insist that Trump’s lead in the Republican field will pass as the race gets more serious. But he has undoubtedly transformed the nature of the election debate. Stephen Colbert, host of the US’s Late Show, a mix of chat and satire, the other night warned his audience that Donald Trump might actually win the presidency. He got them to intone together as practice: “President Trump, President Trump . . . ” He’s not alone. Conservative and liberal columnists such as Ann Coulter and Leslie Savan have argued recently that, in the wake of Paris, Trump’s brand of...
  • GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

    11/28/2015 8:59:44 AM PST · by entropy12 · 34 replies
    Yahoo.News ^ | 1 hour ago 11/28/15 | RACHEL ZOLL and ADAM GELLER
    Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee. Republicans are heartened by strong rhetoric addressing what they view as a threat to national security by Islam itself, analysts say. Because Muslims are a small voting bloc, the candidates see limited fallout from what they are saying in the campaign.
  • Donald Trump Is Our Jean-Marie Le Pen

    11/27/2015 3:51:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 27, 2015 | Barrett Holmes Pitner, politics and race-and-culture journalist based in Washington, DC.
    Compare their quotes; uncanny. But there’s more to it than that. We may be entering a post-two party era. Guess who could start a new one? The continued radicalization of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has quickly become a movement centered on the fear and anxiety of foreign or non-white American bodies, and the hate-filled propaganda and lies that sustain it. He is coalescing his own American far-right political party with roots in white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements. He is copying the modus operandi of the resurgent far-right movements that are sweeping across Europe. He is becoming America’s own Le Pen—Marine...
  • The Ecstasy of Donald Trump

    11/26/2015 6:59:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 25, 2015 | Molly Ball
    As the public’s fear and loathing surge, the frontrunner’s durable candidacy has taken a dark turn. MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina—All politicians, if they are any good at their craft, know the truth about human nature. Donald Trump is very good, and he knows it better than most. Trump stands alone on a long platform, surrounded by a rapturous throng. Below and behind him—sitting on bleachers and standing on the floor—they fill this city’s cavernous, yellow-beige convention center by the thousands. As Trump will shortly point out, there are a lot of other Republican presidential candidates, but none of them get...
  • Markay Discusses GOP Field on Fox Business

    11/25/2015 9:14:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Washington Free Beacon reporter Lachlan Markay discussed the Republican presidential field on Fox Business Network on Tuesday. Markay predicted that Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will become the establishment favorite for the nomination, ousting erstwhile favorite Gov. Jeb Bush. Transcript below: LOU DOBBS: Joining us now, Lachlan Markay, author, columnist, Fox News contributor Jedediah Bila. We’ll start Jedediah with you, looks like Cruz is making a strong move, still well behind in the national polls to front-runner Donald Trump, but making a big move in Iowa. JEDEDIAH BILA: Yes, and we predicted this right here on the show. We talk...
  • Brent Budowsky: Clinton gives thanks for Trump

    11/25/2015 7:39:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Brent Budowsky
    As Thanksgiving arrives and America enters the holiday season in earnest, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are giving thanks for the ultimate gift to the Democratic Party in the 2016 elections: the chaos caused throughout the GOP by the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump! While the Clintons stand for the ability to govern the nation with high stature leadership and to create millions of jobs and enhance America’s role in the world, the GOP is being torn to shreds by a candidate who berates his Republican opponents on a daily basis and divides the...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to bring back deported immigrants

    11/25/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    USA Today | November 25, 2015 | Alan Gomez
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/11/25/bernie-sanders-immigration-return-deported-immigrants/76371112/
  • In a Desperate Bid to Take Down Donald Trump, Republicans Are Unleashing the F-Word

    11/25/2015 3:57:36 PM PST · by entropy12 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 25, 2015 | Zeeshan Aleem
    The F-word: CNN's MJ Lee has a useful round-up of Republicans who are deciding to unite around the "fascist" label. As she points out, a number of prominent voices in the Republican race have decided it's an appropriate way to characterize Trump's rhetoric. One is Max Boot, an adviser to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, who tweeted that Trump deserved the label:
  • Ted Cruz will be the GOP presidential nominee (or so goes today's story line): Ted Cruz in the news

    11/25/2015 10:51:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Koff, Washington Bureau Chief
    Today's Ted Cruz news: It's official: With his rise in Iowa, Ted Cruz -- in a statistical tie with Donald Trump in the Hawkeye state -- is the man of the hour, the likely Republican nominee for president. So goes today's story line. If you like Cruz, the conservative Texas U.S. senator's ascension will be pleasing, although the manner in which he is described won't. If you dislike him, you'll cheer the way he is described. And just to spoil the party a wee bit, we'll add a historical note: At this point in the 2012 GOP race, Newt Gingrich...
  • Iowa poll: Cruz, not Carson, now Trump's chief rival

    11/24/2015 7:47:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 24, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)—Ted Cruz has replaced Ben Carson as Donald Trump's chief GOP presidential primary rival in Iowa. A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows that Trump is the Republican presidential front-runner in the early voting state, with 25% support among GOP voters likely to participate in Iowa's February 1 caucuses. But Cruz, the Texas senator, has moved into second place with 23% support -- double the backing he had just four weeks ago. Carson has fallen to third at 18% support, down 10 percentage points from his first-place perch a month ago when he led Trump, 28% to 20%. Florida...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Ted Cruz, the electable conservative

    11/23/2015 10:13:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    Are you feeling upset? Turn to most news outlets these days and you hear a lot about Republicans being “angry.” Democrats are always portrayed as concerned and caring, but Republicans and conservatives are just mad – at least Ted Cruz busaccording to the media. Those feelings are played out in a new poll, too. Nick Gass of Politico reports, “Republicans are nearly three times as angry at the government as their Democratic counterparts, according to the results of the latest Pew Research Center study out Monday… “The divide between Republicans and Democrats is even deeper among those who said they...
  • Tough-talking Ted Cruz flies into 2nd place in Iowa polls, largely at Ben Carson's expense

    11/23/2015 8:01:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 23, 2015
    With a world on edge after the coordinated terror attacks in Paris, and as criticism grows louder of the Obama administration’s handling of adversaries such as Iran and Syria, tough talk and defiance have become strong currencies in the presidential race. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s mild-mannered, soft-spoken demeanor – which helped endear him to many voters in the first place – now appears to be working against him, while Sen. Ted Cruz’s tell-it-like-it-is, in-your-face style is now raising his stock. In the crucial state of Iowa, which holds closely-watched caucuses, the event in Paris on Nov. 13 changed many conservatives’...
  • Ted Cruz, on the attack

    11/23/2015 7:08:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 23, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    West Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)—For months, Ted Cruz wore a cloak in the Republican race, organizing pastors on the ground here and raising serious cash, but somehow avoiding detection or tangling with other candidates. That's over. The Texas firebrand is now squarely in the crosshairs, dealing daily with attacks from Republicans and Democrats in a way that he shied from for much of the race. And he's punching back....
  • This is why we must fear Trump: He makes the insane Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio look sensible

    11/23/2015 6:05:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 23, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Trump's racism is bad for Republicans now, but the eventual wild-eyed nominee will only look moderate in comparison.Since the Donald Trump campaign kicked off with demagoguery about Mexican immigration, political watchers have been on quiet but alert fascism watch, carefully monitoring Trump to see if he steps over the line. You can feel in your bones that Trump and his supporters long for to give into the sweet oblivion of balls-out racism, rather than dealing with the tedious process of carefully measuring the lines so you can toe them without stepping so far over that liberal journalists are freed up...
  • Can Ben Carson Win Iowa Just By Being A Nice Guy?

    11/22/2015 6:00:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 21, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    After several tough weeks on the campaign trail, Carson faces a ballroom full of voters in Des Moines who are looking for a reason to stick with him. “They want so badly to think he would be a great president.” DES MOINES, Iowa — About halfway through Friday night’s Presidential Family Forum — a Republican candidate roundtable that featured seven 2016 contenders — the moderator lobbed a softball question toward Ben Carson. “Is President Obama an armchair quarterback?” Frank Luntz asked, referring to what conservatives widely view as the administration’s overly passive foreign policy. “Are you asking me?” a momentarily...
  • A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case

    11/22/2015 2:50:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the candidates, all of the debates and all of the unpredictability, the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 has taken a clear shape over the past month or so. There is a four-candidate top tier that has separated itself from the rest of the pack. There is then a trio of “if/then” candidates who would need a major mistake or collapse from one of the top four to have a realistic chance at winning. Everyone else running has a puncher’s chance — at best — at being relevant in the nomination fight. Below are my...
  • Trump takes heat for tweet about black murder rates

    11/22/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    Donald Trump is taking heat on social media for a Sunday afternoon tweet of statistics purporting to show that the vast majority of murdered black people in the U.S. are killed by other black people. The tweet was apparently Trump’s response to a Twitter thread about support from white supremacists for the GOP front-runner. It also comes the day after a Black Lives Matter protester said he was physically and verbally assaulted at a Trump rally. The image Trump posted includes a list of “USA Crime Statistics ~ 2015.” The two that are highlighted are “Blacks Killed by Police ~~...
  • Ted Cruz cruises past Ben Carson in Iowa - and The Donald is back on top

    11/22/2015 1:25:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | Nikki Schwab, US Political Reporter
    Donald Trump now has a commanding lead in Iowa by nine points Ben Carson, who was in first place in the state in several polls last month, has dropped to third in the new CBS/YouGov poll Cruz gets higher marks on presidential readiness than the other top Republicans in the state Ben Carson is losing ground and Ted Cruz is moving up the ranks to the No. 2 spot, in a new poll out today that shows the preferences of Iowa voters. In the new CBS/YouGov poll, Cruz has pushed past Carson to take 21 percent of the vote, to...
  • George W. Bush Needs to Speak to His Party

    11/21/2015 11:57:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    Six days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, then-President George W. Bush gave brief remarks at the Islamic Center of Washington, just a short drive from the White House. “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith,” Bush said. “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”(continued)
  • Jeb Bush adviser just comes out and says it: Donald Trump looks like a fascist

    11/21/2015 9:32:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    #TeamJeb won't let The Donald walk this one back Jeb Bush is not joining his fellow Republican, Donald Trump, in arms in the age-old tradition of conservative combat against biased media reporting, and instead, Jeb and his campaign team are piling on The Donald’s latest absurd suggestion that there should be a database to track and monitor Muslims in the U.S. A bit of a mini-media controversy erupted Thursday afternoon when headlines blasted news of Trump suggesting the mandatory registration of Muslim Americans: “Trump won’t rule out database, special ID for Muslims in US.” But, Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum quickly...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry’

    11/21/2015 8:32:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates...
  • Republican: Syrian refugees coming to U.S. for a ‘paid vacation’

    11/21/2015 8:16:53 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says refugees fleeing war-torn Syria are trying to come to the U.S. for a “paid vacation” in the form of generous welfare programs. “I’m one of these folks that think we need to stop paying these folks to come here, and we’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,” Brooks said on the Dale Jackson Show on Friday, as first reported by the liberal media outlet ThinkProgress. ADVERTISEMENT “You know, just go down the litany of wealth-transfer programs that these people are entitled to, and...
  • Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

    11/21/2015 12:34:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up,” Sanders, who was arriving here for a three-day campaign swing, said in an e-mail to supporters. “When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the...
  • DNC Ad Attacking Republicans for Saying ‘Radical Islam’ Is Laughably Stupid

    11/20/2015 8:55:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 20, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A new ad from the Democratic National Committee attacks Republican presidential candidates for using the term “radical Islam.” Entitled “Inciting fear isn’t presidential,” the ad argues that the use of the term is offensive to Muslims.(video at link)I’ve seen my share of nasty, bizarre, and over-the-top political ads. But this may be the first that I can honestly say is just plain stupid.To begin with, the ad is horribly tone-deaf. I don’t doubt that the decision-makers in the Democratic Party are horrified by the phrase “radical Islam.” But a new poll released today on the issue found that a supermajority of Americans agree that the...
  • Obama Should Do Hillary a Solid and Elevate Cruz

    11/19/2015 1:55:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 19, 2015 | Karl Frisch, Syndicated Columnist and Longtime Political Strategist
    In her memoir published this summer, Claire McCaskill recounts for readers how she confounded political observers who assumed she would lose reelection to the U.S. Senate in right-of-center-leaning Missouri. In order to do that, she poured nearly $2 million of her campaign war chest into an ad blitz designed to elevate the most extreme, right wing candidate among the Republicans seeking to challenge her in the general election. "I helped Todd Akin win -- so I could beat him later," she recalled. He had little money to compete with his better-financed opponents in the Republican primary so McCaskill's effort would...
  • Carson Wins on Personality, Trump on Terror in Bloomberg Poll

    11/19/2015 1:17:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | November 19, 2015 | John McCormick
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-11-19/carson-wins-on-personality-trump-on-action-in-bloomberg-poll-ih645axj
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown: Mostly “White Males” Who Have Committed Terrorism In U.S. Since 9/11

    11/19/2015 10:01:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “They are generally white males, who have shot up people in movie theaters and schools. Those are terrorist attacks, they’re just different kinds of terrorists.” (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says most terrorist attacks in the country since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks have been committed by “generally white males.” “I think most of us recognize, we’re concerned but we also know that we trust the FBI and our security forces to do this right,” the senator from Ohio said on WAKR radio on Thursday morning. “Since the beginning of the Bush administration when we were attacked, September 11th, we’ve not...
  • Trump Says 'Seriously Overweight' Protester Upset Over Talk of Food Stamps

    11/19/2015 1:57:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KBNW-AM ^ | November 18, 2015 | ABC News
    ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Donald Trump rally was interrupted several times by protesters Wednesday night and the outspoken presidential candidate suggested that one of them, whom he described as “seriously overweight,” was upset because he was talking about food stamps. “You know it’s amazing, I mentioned food stamps at that guy who’s seriously overweight went crazy — Amazing. Amazing,” Trump told the audience in Worcester, Mass. “That’s an amazing sight.” The protester was escorted out of the rally. Just before the protester interrupted Trump, the candidate was talking about the need to roll back the number of people on...
  • Donald Trump fuels support by riding Third Rail, invading ‘safe space’

    11/18/2015 6:59:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | Charles Hurt
    If you are still confused about how Donald Trump is walking away with the Republican nomination for president, look no further than his swift, reflexive, fearless and unvarnished response to the terrorist attack in Paris...
  • Clinton Returns to TX–as ISIS Casts Cloud Over Prez Race

    11/17/2015 2:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KTSA-AM ^ | November 17, 2015
    Hillary Clinton is back in Texas with a fundraiser in Dallas. But she’s not just here for the money. Brandon Rottinghaus at the University of Houston says Hillary really wants to nail down the Democratic nomination as soon as possible. He says Bernie Sanders doesn’t pose a threat to her at all but she wants to turn her attention to the Republican challengers. By the way attending Clinton’s event isn’t cheap. The requested donation is nearly 3,000 dollars. Meanwhile, how will the terrorist attacks in Paris impact the race for President here in the U.S.? Rottinghaus says you can expect...
  • Once dismissed, Ted Cruz now seen by rivals as serious presidential candidate

    11/16/2015 4:37:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 16, 2015
    Just weeks ago, Sen. Ted Cruz did not get a serious mention in discussions about the Republicans most likely to still be standing during the primaries. But fast forward, and he’s a dominant factor in conversations about which candidates, at the moment, seem most likely to snatch the GOP nomination. Rivals now say that Cruz seems to increasingly have a strong shot at being the Republican nominee to run in the 2016 general election, according to Politico.....
  • Have We Taken Notice.Refugees Not To Be Sent To Crucial Swing States?,Cant Lose Ohio In 2016!

    11/16/2015 3:08:26 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 41 replies
    Have any of you taken notice that Obama doesn't plan to send the refugees to Ohio,Pennsylvania,Florida,Colorado and the rest of the swing states? Need to wonder why? Obviously that would assure Carson Or Trump an easy win come 2016. But for now, Obama only wants to send them to red states. Why not send them to Maryland,Delaware and New England, where the liberals there will welcome the Syrians with open arms !!
  • Analysis Ted Cruz: From fringe to presidential material, thanks in part to Donald Trump

    11/16/2015 1:35:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 16, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro
    When Sen. Ted Cruz jumped into the Republican presidential primary, he was largely dismissed as an attention-grabbing agitator with a knack for firing up conservatives, whose long-shot campaign was destined to remain on the fringes. But as the GOP contest winnows into a defining struggle between the party’s establishment and conservative factions, the ostrich-boot wearing Texan suddenly looks like the hard-right candidate best positioned to go the distance, perhaps even squaring off for the nomination. Cruz's rise is partly the result of methodical campaign planning, but also sheer luck....
  • Ted Cruz is a “Threat” to the Open Borders Bushies

    11/16/2015 12:47:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | November 16, 2015 | Duke Fergus
    According the Politico, the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% is firing on all cylinders. “He has more cash than any other Republican candidate. He is organized in every county in the first four voting states. And he has served up one strong debate performance after the next.” That, of course, makes him a threat to the Bush/Open Borders wing of the Republican Party. “He’s the longer-term threat,” said Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the New Hampshire GOP and a Republican who does not support Cruz. “I suspect once Trump goes down, people like me will have...
  • Ted Cruz and the Myth of ‘Unelectability’

    11/15/2015 11:41:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    American Clarion ^ | November 14, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    Have you ever heard people say that a genuine conservative is “unelectable”? If you’ve ever been around RINOs, I’m sure you have. Liberals always think conservatives are unelectable. Why? Because they don’t like conservatives for one thing, but also because they don’t want conservatives to be electable. Liberals live in a fantasyland where thoughts and feelings = reality, and they expect the rest of the world to conform to their “reality.”(continued)
  • Sanders: Climate change a bigger threat than terrorism

    11/15/2015 4:05:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that climate change is a bigger threat to the world than terrorism during Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate. When pressed by CBS's John Dickerson, Sanders doubled down on the claim, saying that, in fact, climate change is "directly related to the growth of terrorism" across the globe, pointing to limited amounts of water....
  • Ted Cruz is freaked out about inflation. But there has been absolutely none for a year.

    11/14/2015 8:29:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Vox ^ | November 14, 2015 | Timothy B. Lee
    A lot of conservative voters — especially those old enough to have lived through the high inflation of the 1970s — are convinced that America is currently suffering from an inflation problem. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pandered to those voters in a recent Republican presidential debate, blaming the "loose money" policies of the Federal Reserve for raising the prices of various consumer products. But new data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that overall, prices aren't going up. At all. Between September and October, prices actually fell slightly. And over the past year, the inflation rate was...
  • Ted Cruz is freaked out about inflation. But there has been absolutely none for a year.

    11/14/2015 8:29:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | November 14, 2015 | Timothy B. Lee
    A lot of conservative voters — especially those old enough to have lived through the high inflation of the 1970s — are convinced that America is currently suffering from an inflation problem. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pandered to those voters in a recent Republican presidential debate, blaming the "loose money" policies of the Federal Reserve for raising the prices of various consumer products. But new data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that overall, prices aren't going up. At all. Between September and October, prices actually fell slightly. And over the past year, the inflation rate was...
  • So Will "Former Secretary Of State",Hillary Clinton Speak Of The Paris Horror Anytime Soon?

    11/14/2015 11:34:14 AM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 27 replies
    Then again, will any Liberal Leader comment on what happened last night? Being Hillary is running for President, you would at least expect her to say something! Or will this be like Benghazi when Hillary pretty much kept quiet until she had to face congress and blame a video. You think Hillary might blame a video again being to some extent, the formation of ISIS happened under her watch?
  • Trump speaking in Beaumont, Teas in a few minutes

    11/14/2015 9:59:42 AM PST · by GilGil · 145 replies
    RSBN TV ^ | 11/14/2015 | self
    Trump speech to start in the net 5 minutes in Beaumont, Texas. It will be very, very interesting to see how he handles the Paris attacks. This could be the most defining speech for him of his candidacy.
  • Is Hillary Clinton ‘Bragging’ About Building Border Wall, Keeping Out ‘Illegal Immigrants’?

    11/13/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Latin Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s campaign denounced Hillary Clinton on Monday over comments she made in a New Hampshire Town Hall that highlighted her support of a U.S.-Mexico border as a tool to deter Latin American immigrants from entering the country illegally. The comments came after O’Malley himself blasted Clinton over her immigration record on Sunday at an immigration forum in Nevada which she did attend, a fact that the former Gov. was happy to underscore. Clinton’s border wall comments came in response to a question from an audience member who asked “What you think about securing the border with...
  • If this Romney 2016 thing happens, I’m going to be blamed, aren’t I?

    11/13/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    It occurred to me last night, as random strangers were tweeting this story at me, that I’ll be expected to commit ritual seppuku if Romney somehow ends up jumping into this clusterfark. Even though I have no influence over anyone, I took the joke too far. I planted the seed. And I watered it with the tears of thousands of bored readers who sat through post after post about it. All I want is a trial. I admit guilt. I just want to contest the sentence. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus...
  • Cruz in good position, local GOP head says (Iowa)

    11/12/2015 9:46:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Nonpareil ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tim Rohwer
    Donald Trump got the most first-place votes by local Republicans watching Tuesday’s GOP presidential debate, but Ted Cruz may be the big winner in the long run. That’s according to Jeff Jorgensen, chairman of the Pottawattamie County Republicans. “Ted Cruz is becoming the people’s second choice more and more and as candidates drop out, he will gain their support,” Jorgensen said. About 30 people watched the latest GOP debate, which focused on economic issues, at the Rodeo Saloon. Afterwards, they voted on their top choice, their second choice, and their last choice. Nine of the voters selected Trump as their...
  • Ted Cruz: The Republican Social Media Czar

    11/12/2015 9:05:54 PM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Media Post ^ | November 11, 2015 | Philip Rosenstein
    In his two presidential runs, President Obama’s social-media strategy was on point. In 2012, he completely outdid Mitt Romney on the major social networks, when it came to likes, posts or followers. Republicans have learned their lesson and many increasingly focus their energy and money online.According to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, there were around 1.2 million tweets about Tuesday’s Fox/Wall Street Journal debate within the United States. About 6 million users saw one or more of those messages.Further data shows that about 225,000 people were tweeting and their 1.2 million tweets were seen in total around 181 million times. These...
  • Iowa State Representative Terry Baxter Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    11/12/2015 8:28:34 PM PST · by Isara
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/12/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today welcomed the endorsement of Iowa State Representative Terry Baxter, a first term lawmaker from Garner.Affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church, Rep. Baxter is the only ordained minister currently serving in the Iowa Legislature. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of Global Compassion Network, an organization that provides aid, domestically and internationally, to disaster-stricken areas."Terry and his wife Debby are wonderful examples of selfless public servants, and I am honored to have their friendship and support," Sen. Cruz said. "Terry's leadership is reminiscent of the Colonial era pastors who made up the...
  • Cruz Names 70 New Members to New Hampshire Leadership Team

    11/12/2015 8:23:00 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/12/15
    Includes Former NHGOP Secretary Diane Bitter, 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate and Former NHGOP Chairman Jack Kimball, and 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew HemingwayMANCHESTER, N.H. - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today at a press conference in Manchester named 70 more people to his New Hampshire leadership team, which now totals 177 New Hampshirites located all across the state actively working to elect Ted Cruz for President. Among the new members are former NHGOP Secretary Diane Bitter, 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate and former NHGOP Chairman Jack Kimball, and 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Hemingway.Previously announced leadership team members are listed here and here. Newly announced leadership...
  • Cruz, Trump neck-and-neck atop Texas poll

    11/12/2015 8:52:10 PM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck among likely Republican presidential primary voters in Texas, according to a new poll.Cruz and Trump each receive 27 percent support in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey released Thursday, followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent.Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) follows at 9 percent, while Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Carly Fiorina each take 4 percent.Cruz also leads as the second-choice candidate for voters there with 19 percent, while Trump is the second choice for 15 percent. Carson is also the runner-up pick for 19 percent.Bush tops the list of...
  • Postal Workers Snub Clinton, Back Sanders

    11/12/2015 8:53:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 12, 2015 | Ken Thomas, The Associated Press
    Sanders wins backing of American Postal Workers Union, his largest labor endorsement. WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders secured the endorsement of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union on Thursday, marking the largest labor union to back his Democratic presidential campaign. The union's decision gives Sanders a boost heading into the second Democratic debate in Iowa on Saturday and comes as the Vermont senator has sought to halt a string of labor endorsements to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

    11/12/2015 8:29:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Alabama Public Radio ^ | November 12, 2015 | Wade Goodwyn
    That the freshman senator from Texas had a good night onstage at the latest Republican debate surprises nobody anymore — Ted Cruz is poised, articulate and smart. He's gaining ground in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and he's positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should either falter. There's still a long way to go in this contest, but Cruz and his campaign are well-funded, well-organized and confident in his ability to outlast and overtake his rivals. Cruz's success is rooted in the idea that there's no such thing as too conservative, both inside...