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  • Hillary to Challenge Black Lives Matter with Tuesday DNC Program

    07/24/2016 2:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Hillary Clinton will issue a challenge to the Black Lives Matter movement at the Democratic National Convention next week by spotlighting the mothers of several African Americans who have been recently killed by police or gun violence. The Mothers of the Movement organization will be featured Tuesday at the convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, The Hill reports. The group first met with Clinton in November. The seven mothers include those of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in 2012; Eric Garner, a New York man killed in 2014 by a...
  • Fil-Am Republicans ready for a Donald Trump presidency

    07/22/2016 10:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asian Journal ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christina Oriel
    CLEVELAND — The four-day Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night, July 21, with Donald J. Trump “humbly and gracefully” accepting the party’s nomination for president. The 70-year-old real estate billionaire and TV personality delivered a speech that clocked in at 1 hour and 16 minutes, laying out his plans on issues like immigration, national security and job creation. “People who work hard but no longer have a voice — I am your voice,” Trump said, promising to repair Americans’ faith in government leadership. Over a year after controversially announcing his candidacy, Trump was formally named the...
  • Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

    07/19/2016 6:17:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Pew Research ^ | July 18, 2016 | Shiva Maniam
    Black and white Americans have profoundly different views on racial equality, and a new survey finds they also differ on the extent to which a person’s race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say “it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white.” Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree. The racial gap in perceptions of white advantages is even starker: 62% of blacks say “white people benefit a great deal from advantages in society that black people do not have.” Just...
  • Democrat-funded protests backfire as officer killings boost support for police

    07/18/2016 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The horrifying slayings of eight law enforcement officers in the past 10 days may come back to haunt Democrats funding protests against police behind the scenes in hopes of energizing black voters in November. Instead of juicing turnout for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the unrest may wind up backfiring by whipping up public sympathy for police and creating an opportunity for Republicans to run on a law-and-order message, analysts say. “The proof of that will be on Election Day. But I would say the problem with the strategy is that it has contributed to a climate of support...
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillary’s Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the “Gentle Giant” who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • In Tribute To The Next First Lady of the U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 8:26:19 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 18th 2014 | Donatan & Cleo
    Donatan & Cleo - My Slowianie - We Are Slavic Hit it Girls!!!! Tell them who you are, and that the next First Lady of America hails from the nearby Slavic country of Slovenia.
  • Something To Hope For. DNC Convention,Lowest Rated Democrat Convention Ever.

    07/16/2016 5:31:17 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 23 replies
    This is what needs to happen. After the DNC Convention,the ratings come out and it is revealed that the RNC Convention was the highest rated/most viewed convention in history. Then we find out that "The Hillary Convention" was the least watched convention ever! There is just no way that millions more people will be tuning hear to hear the likes of Elizabeth Warren,Durbin,Reid,Biden, etc.speak.
  • Best Thing About V.P. Pence.Left Wont Find Any Dirt/Scandals.Awe,Too Bad !!

    07/14/2016 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 42 replies
    Looks like Vice President Pence at this point.Many of you wanted Newt.But either way,both will be in the administration. But with Pence, the leftist loonies wont be able to find any scandals in his past. The man is clean!,Married his high school sweetheart, still together,great political record. Guess now we just wait and see what Debbie Wasserman will have to say about the Honorable Mike Pence.
  • What 2016 GOP Platform Pushes on 4 Key Issues

    07/13/2016 2:33:00 PM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/13/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Less than a week before the Republican National Convention kicks off, the GOP platform committee was racing into the night Tuesday to finish its work on a policy blueprint. A quadrennial exercise that occurs before each general election, a 112-member subset of the delegation gathers to hammer together the Republican Party’s official vision, a platform for the presidential nominee to campaign on. Construction of this year’s platform has taken on increased significance than documents drafted in past years. The party’s presumed presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has strayed from some traditional Republican positions.
  • Social Conservatives Declare Victory on Bathrooms, Marriage in GOP Platform

    07/12/2016 7:36:05 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/11/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    After fending off attempts to change the Republican Party’s official position on LGBT issues and traditional marriage, a coalition of social conservatives cautiously celebrated an early victory Monday afternoon. Before the Grand Old Party picks its presidential nominee formally, a select set of delegates on the platform committee will spend the week staking out Republican positions on everything from domestic to international issues definitively.
  • Judge tells Hillary she has until TUESDAY to explain why she shouldn't have to testify....

    07/11/2016 4:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nikki Schwab, US Political Reporter
    Like a game of whack-a-mole, Hillary Clinton's secret email server scandal continues this week as the former secretary of state has just one more day to explain to a federal court why she shouldn't have to testify under oath about the system. On Friday, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a request for permission to depose Clinton, along with two other current and former government officials, as part of the ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit looking into aide Huma Abedin's special employment arrangement with the State Department. 'As the primary driving force behind and principal user of the...
  • President Trump: an Accident Waiting to Happen (An Assessment from the Left)

    07/11/2016 8:53:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | July 10, 2016 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, ‘The American Prospect’
    Every so often, history dishes up an awful convergence of events that leave great nations with horrific leaders — who then go on to create even worse crises. If you think Donald Trump is too bizarre, too reckless, too racist, too ignorant, or too contradictory to get elected, think again. By the usual rules of politics, Trump should be lagging Hillary Clinton by twenty points. But he is down by less than five, depending on which poll you read. Clinton just had a terrible week, and so did America. Collisions of racial catastrophe should not play into the hands of...
  • Morning Joe VP Sweepstakes: Pence, Flynn, Christie Touted

    07/11/2016 6:07:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s the Donald Trump veep sweepstakes! Step right up and take your pick . . . The Morning Joe crew had fun playing the game this morning. Mark Halperin pushed Indiana governor Mike Pence, saying he was someone that people would look at and say he was a responsible choice. Harold Ford, Jr. suggested a general, to shore up Trump’s military credentials–and retired General Mike Flynn’s name has been floated. Mika Brzezinski, without naming names, pushed hard for someone with foreign policy experience. Finally, Joe Scarborough made the case for Chris Christie, as a tough, reliable campaigner: someone who is...
  • Trump trying to campaign as 'racial healer', says Oklahoma governor

    07/10/2016 3:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 10, 2016 | Edward Helmore
    Oklahoma’s governor, Mary Fallin, said Donald Trump was “trying to campaign as a racial healer”, as the presumptive Republican nominee tried to paint himself as a unifying force in a country feeling fractured over race, violence and policing. “I think that has been part of his message, if you watched what he said this week,” Fallin told CNN on Sunday, alluding to police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the murder of five officers in Dallas, Texas. “He talked about how devastating this was for Dallas, how we have to respect our law enforcement and we...
  • Paul Nehlen at Paul Ryan’s Mansion: ‘Tear Down Your Wall’ If You Won’t Build One for the Country

    07/09/2016 5:13:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/9/16 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI— Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen held a press conference on Saturday in front of Paul Ryan’s border wall surrounding his Janesville mansion. Nehlen demanded that Ryan either build a wall to protect the American people or tear down his own wall that protects Ryan and his family.
  • John McCain Is About To Do Something That Would Hand The Election To Hillary Clinton

    07/09/2016 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 181 replies
    After attending a fundraiser for John McCain’s Senate re-election — a campaign in which McCain is locked in a tight race with conservative primary challenger Kelli Ward — Kristol mused on Twitter if McCain would run as an independent candidate in the presidential election. But while Kristol was just speculating, McCain added intrigue to the Stop Trump movement with his surprise announcement that the delegates should be free to vote their conscience at the upcoming Republican Convention
  • Trump isn’t in the mood for Jeff Flake’s stupid crap

    A tense moment during a mostly positive meeting w/ Capitol Hill Republicans: When Flake stood up and introduced himself, Trump told him, “You’ve been very critical of me.” “Yes, I’m the other senator from Arizona — the one who didn’t get captured — and I want to talk to you about statements like that”. … Trump predicted that Flake would lose his reelection, at which point Flake informed Trump that he was not on the ballot this year. (SNIP) Tanner Flake, aka “n@#$erkiller”, used Twitter to threaten the “f*****” who stole his bike… (SNIP) Mariposa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio confirmed...
  • Clinton Reaffirms Support For Public Option In Bid For Sanders Supporters

    07/09/2016 12:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Jonathan Cohn
    Sanders gushes, saying the health care proposals “will save lives.” Hillary Clinton reaffirmed her support on Saturday for creating a “public option” within Obamacare and allowing people to enroll in Medicare at age 55. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also called for a substantial increase in funding in medical clinics that serve low-income Americans, fully embracing a proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). While Clinton has long supported the creation of new government-run insurance options and reiterated that support several times this year, Saturday’s statement comes three days before she is scheduled to make her first joint campaign appearance...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. “The Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,” Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus — just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....
  • Hillary Expected To Address Recent Shootings At African Methodist Episcopal Conference On Friday

    07/08/2016 1:37:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    KYW-AM ^ | July 7, 2016 | Cherri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton will address thousands attending the African Methodist Episcopal conference in Philadelphia on Friday. The Black Church a familiar stumping ground for Hillary Clinton, and leaders expect Clinton to tackle tough Black issues straight on. Rev. Mark Tyler said she will be addressing many current events. “Not only will she speak about the shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, but she will be able to speak to it in a way that will certainly surprise a number of people.” Rev. Tyler is pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia. His church...
  • Clinton Adopts Key Piece of Sanders Student Debt Plan (Free college for most)

    07/06/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Extending an olive branch to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will announce a plan to make in-state public colleges and universities free for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year. Sanders made free in-state tuition a core plank of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, and Clinton and Sanders discussed the issue in their meeting last month, according to a Clinton aide. Clinton often mocked that plan from Sanders during the primary, saying she didn't want taxpayers to pay for Donald Trump's kids' education. Her plan includes an income cap Sanders' did not....
  • Senator Ted Cruz’s Powerful Response to the FBI’s Decision Regarding Clinton’s Email Scandal

    07/05/2016 7:06:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 180 replies
    Red State ^ | July 5, 2016 | Susan Wright
    As a Constitutional lawyer, Texas Senator Ted Cruz knows a thing or two about the law. As a conservative senator, he knows what a tank of sharks Washington, D.C. can be. After today’s announcement by FBI Director James Comey that Hillary Clinton would skate on charges of wrongdoing, in regards to her hiding, destroying, and total mishandling of sensitive emails, Senator Cruz made a strong statement. From his Facebook page, and in its entirety: While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and...
  • Congressional Black Caucus to ’cause chaos’ on House Floor over guns

    07/04/2016 5:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | July 3, 2016
    What more do these Congressional Black Caucus goons want? Paul Ryan has already caved and will allow a House vote on gun confiscation. Apparently that’s not good enough for the racist Congressional Black Caucus. They plan to “cause chaos” and are urging other fascist Democrats to join them all over gun control and confiscation. The Congressional Black Caucus wants Democrats to cause disruptions on the House floor next week Fox News learned from a CBC memo. Congressional Black Caucus memo obtained by Fox urges Dems “To be as disruptive to Speaker Ryan as possible” next week on guns House Speaker...
  • 'We don't like Hillary as a package': Why Clinton just doesn't feel the love from some U.S. voters

    07/04/2016 1:59:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 4, 2016 | Mark Gollom
    When Hillary Clinton reached an historic milestone earlier this month, becoming the first woman poised to be a major party's nominee for president of the United States, self-avowed feminist Kathleen Graves was unmoved. "I watched her speech and felt nothing," said Graves, a 34-year-old liberal and founder of the Brooklyn-based group Babes for Bernie (Sanders), Clinton's rival for the Democratic Party nomination. "It was sort of like an eye roll, a shrug." Clinton obviously has many Democratic supporters who see her as a highly intelligent trailblazer with the experience needed to hold the Oval Office. But Graves's apathy toward that...
  • Donald Trump taps into manufacturing regions to extract Democratic voters

    07/03/2016 10:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 3, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Steubenville, Ohio
    The Ohio river valley was once a foundation of the American economy, and of the Democratic party. For decades, coal- and steel-producing areas in south-east Ohio and south-west Pennsylvania voted Democrat. Union workers, supporting the party of organized labor, counted on steady and well-paid jobs. But the US coal industry has been unable to survive major shifts in the world economy and steel has been subject to mechanization. In recent years, those steady jobs have disappeared. This has turned the region into ripe territory for Donald Trump. In the Pennsylvania Republican primary, the billionaire won a crushing victory, sweeping the...
  • Watch Out, Vicious and Devious Dems, Two Can Play Your Global Warming Game

    07/03/2016 1:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tom Borelli
    The willingness of progressive Democrats to fight for every political yard with the tenacity of a Spartan warrior marks a stark contrast between the two political parties. Democrat politicians plow through the Republican lines wielding their political swords on every agenda item, mowing their opposition down with sheer ruthlessness and a winner=take=all attitude regardless of the facts or truth. Far too often, Republicans cower at the sight of Democrat fighters and throw down their weapons even though they hold the principled high ground and Congress. Recently, in the face of the worse terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11, Democrats...
  • 'This Isn't a Pleasant Process for Her': Former FBI Official on Hillary's Interview

    07/02/2016 7:14:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 2, 2016
    On Saturday, Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI regarding the agency’s investigation into her use of a private email server for official correspondence during her tenure as secretary of state. Former FBI Assistant Director Steve Pomerantz appeared on "America's Election HQ" today to give insight on what this interview was like. Pomerantz pointed out that Clinton is the main subject of a criminal investigation, and this three-and-a-half interview was the culmination of a lengthy, "adversarial" process. "They're looking for information, they're looking for the truth, and they're looking to get answered the questions that they have," Pomerantz said....
  • It’s About The ‘Working’ In ‘Working Class’

    07/01/2016 8:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | July 1, 2016 | Tiziana Dearing
    A recent Quinnipiac University poll has Donald Trump caught up with Hilary Clinton in some key industrial states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania. While the pundits have had a field day analyzing why he’s doing better than expected there, I feel like we keep missing a key point. It’s still the economy, stupid. We’ve talked a lot about the “working class” in this election - mostly in terms of demographics such as gender and race. As a friend of mine said recently, though, the key to that phrase is the word “working.” He’s right. “Working” is the identity a broad base...
  • How Donald Got His Groove Back: Trump Spikes in Polls as World Elites Panic Amid Hillary Struggles

    07/01/2016 12:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 30, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is just getting started. Or so he has said to worried GOP leaders who fear his rival, presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is getting the upper hand too early — an edge he might not been able to regain later in the general election contest. The rambunctious billionaire and political outsider stormed his way to the top of the Republican Party in just under a year since his campaign launch last June, becoming the party’s standard bearer and presidential candidate on May 3 when he defeated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and...
  • For Clinton, beating Trump remains in doubt

    06/30/2016 11:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2016 | Eric Fehrnstrom
    My new favorite political image is of Hillary Clinton sighing, in a speech at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. And I don’t mean sighing like you or I might when letting go of a long audible breath to express sadness or relief. But actually reading the word “sigh” off her teleprompter. Now when people ask me if Clinton can blow this election, I have a new story to illustrate my case that, yes, she definitely can. She’s more wooden than a Charlie McCarthy doll. Here’s another bit of information I like to share: As the Brexit campaign was getting underway...
  • WashPost's Cillizza: Hillary Has 'Large-Scale Problems,' Trump 'Can Win This Race'

    06/30/2016 11:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Apparently following up on his Washington Post column earlier this week, the paper's Chris Cillizza appeared on Thursday's Morning Joe show and observed that Hillary Clinton has "large-scale problems on honesty and trustworthines," that "she is the status quo" and "represents the past." Because of that, and despite the conventional wisdom in much of the establishment press that Mrs. Clinton can't possibly lose in November, Cillizza argues that her Republican opponent "can win this race." Cillizza has previously staunchly denied media bias in the coverage of Mrs. Clinton's campign. That's hard to square with what Tim Graham at NewsBusters observed...
  • Exclusive: NRA to run $2 million Benghazi-themed ad campaign for Trump

    06/29/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    USA Today | June 29, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/29/nra-2-million-ad-campaign-trump-benghazi/86484306/
  • I hate Donald Trump. But he might get my vote.

    06/28/2016 9:57:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jim Ruth
    No Trump campaign buttons or bumper stickers for me. I’m part of the new silent majority: those who don’t like Donald Trump but might vote for him anyway. For many of us, Trump has only one redeeming quality: He isn’t Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t want to turn the United States into a politically correct, free-milk-and-cookies, European-style social democracy where every kid (and adult, too) gets a trophy just for showing up. Members of this new silent majority, many of us front-wave baby boomers, value hard work and love the United States the way it was. We long for a bygone...
  • TRUMP: WE’RE ASKING BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS TO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT

    06/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Regated ^ | June 22, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Give it up, Bernie Bots. As we previously mentioned in an article, we are fully expecting Bernie Sanders supporters to convert and vote for Donald Trump in the general election. They love him! Earlier this week, REGATED’s Mark Hammond talked to Bernie Sander supporters and asked them why they still supported Sanders. Some of them are considering switching to the Trump Train. And now, this morning, during his Crooked Clinton speech, Trump said it himself. Bernie Sanders supporters are welcome aboard!(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in money. That’s why we’re...
  • Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump’s Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

    06/24/2016 11:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | June 24, 2016 | Ariel Moutsatsos
    On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. Donald Trump and the pro-Brexit politicians such as Boris Johnson have benefitted from Lincoln’s assertion. Others haven’t learned from it. Some even insist on addressing public sentiment from a rational perspective. They throw facts and arguments at the people, thinking they can change public mood with information. Public sentiment is not rational, it’s emotional. I hate to point out the obvious...
  • Brexit should be a wake-up call to US liberals: don’t assume Trump will lose

    06/24/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    In the wake of the UK’s vote Thursday to leave the EU, comparisons of Brexit's  success to the rise of Donald Trump have been flying far and wide. This is only natural, since anti-immigrant, anti-elite, and nationalist sentiments played major roles in both shocking phenomena. Of course, many of these analogies are too facile. The US faces no comparable controversy over regulations from a transnational economic bureaucracy. The US electorate is much more diverse than Britain’s. Trump himself has massive weaknesses in personality, popularity, and campaign mechanics that an issue-oriented campaign doesn’t. And where "Leave" and "Remain" were essentially...
  • Uprising in the Rust Belt: They used to be Democrats. Now they could hand Trump the White House

    06/24/2016 9:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 24, 2016 | Keith O'Brien
    CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa.—Donald Trump’s road to the White House begins here: on a four-lane highway, just east of Pittsburgh, past the roadside taverns, burned-out gas stations, and parking lots choked with weeds, up into the dark fingers of the Allegheny Mountains, and then down into the valley that was once home to steelworkers, coal miners and party-line Democrats. Regis Karlheim once counted himself among that third group. A farmer’s son, Karlheim grew up doing two things: voting Democratic and growing potatoes. “It was a lot of good years in potatoes,” he said. “Everybody and their brother grew potatoes in Cambria...
  • 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president'

    06/24/2016 9:17:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    As Donald Trump flew in to Scotland today after the UK's seismic break with the European Union, parallels have been drawn with the anti-immigration message that led to Brexit and his rise to presumptive Republican presidential candidate. Many have pointed out the similarities between Britain's decision to leave the EU and Trump's campaign - and believe it is an indication of how Americans will vote on November 8, which could see Trump in the White House. The Donald's arrival in the UK will be seen by many as a meeting of minds - two worlds colliding with shared views including...
  • (Vanity) Will Trump Surprise Us All With His VP Pick? Allen West Maybe?

    06/23/2016 7:21:04 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 66 replies
    Is there another short list out there? Many of us are hoping for Allen West or Chris Christie. Or will The Donald surprise us all with a woman? But which woman will he choose? Allen West would sure shake up and change the polling numbers for the better. Then Hillary would really be worried!
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Former Cruz for President National Co-Chair Opens Door to Trump Endorsement

    06/23/2016 1:26:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    During a brief appearance on FOX News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," evangelical faith leaders Bob Vander Plaats discussed his take on Donald Trump's recent "conversation" with more than 900 faith leaders this week in New York City. And while he said the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting still had some ways to come to secure the support of concerned evangelicals like himself, he didn't entirely slam the door shut on a future endorsement. Guest host Charles Payne, who was filling in while Cavuto recovers from open-heart surgery, asked specifically about that door being left open. "I think one of the...
  • Voters trust Trump over Clinton on economy

    06/21/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    When it comes to the economy, Donald Trump is the preferred choice of American voters. Voters overwhelmingly think Democrat Hillary Clinton will be the next president (whether they want that or not), but when they are asked specifically who would be the better candidate to “handle the economy,” 51% say Trump and only 43% say Clinton, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning. Clinton is fighting back to change that impression. In a fiery speech Tuesday, she lashed out at Trump, calling him “reckless” and “dangerous” for the economy. His policies would cause 3.5 million Americans to lose...
  • Poll: Security Concerns, Support for Trump Rise After Orlando (Statistical tie)

    06/20/2016 11:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | June 20, 2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels....
  • Democratic Senator: People Getting The AR-15 Are “Buying It To Do Bad Things”

    06/20/2016 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “They’re not buying it to go out and hunt deer. You don’t need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to hunt deer. They’re buying it do bad things and we need to recognize that and address it.” Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said certain types of firearms like the AR-15 are the kind of guns that should be banned. She added that people trying to purchase the weapon — which is popular among American gun owners — are “buying it do bad things.” “Well, I think people need to have their voices heard, and what I’ve heard from people in...
  • After Orlando tragedy, LGBT community does double take at who shows up at Trump rally

    06/19/2016 3:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 19, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In the wake of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub a week ago, the LGBT community is rejecting Hillary Clinton’s gun-grabbing policy, turning out in droves in support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — Donald Trump. And in turning their backs on Clinton, they’re also rejecting President Barack Obama’s anti-gun narrative after the slaughter, and supporting Donald Trump’s message that we must combat radical Islam to prevent future such attacks. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was — radical Islamic terrorism,” Stephen Zieman, 23, a gay Trump...
  • Orlando massacre prompts some in LGBT community to come out -- for Trump

    06/19/2016 12:35:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2016
    The Orlando terror massacre has members of the LGBT community around the nation coming out – for Donald Trump and the Second Amendment. Some among the reliable Democratic constituency were not persuaded by President Obama’s post-attack call for new gun control measures and renewed warning against painting Islam in a negative light. Trump’s counter message that Americans – including those in the LGBT community - must protect themselves against the hatred of radical Muslims struck a chord with Stephen Zieman. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was -- radical...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the party’s leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next month’s national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. “They write the rules, they make the decisions,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. “All I want to make sure is to make...
  • Trump will not just lose, he’ll be thrashed (Indian guru chimes in)

    06/19/2016 11:31:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 19, 2016 | Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar
    When Donald Trump started his zany campaign —laced with racism, xenophobia, nasty remarks about women, and endless falsehoods — most analysts said he could not possibly win the Republican primaries. Yet he did so easily. So, the very analysts who once derided his chances now wonder if he will win the presidential poll. He may be morally terrible, but is good at winning elections. His political incorrectness and willingness to speak his mind have made his rabid populism an electoral advantage, not disadvantage. He has antagonized not just the intelligentsia but the entire Republican establishment. He has violated many basic...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump is right, the establishment should just stop talking

    06/17/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    I have to admit, when I saw the headline “Donald Trump goes it alone” I was taken aback. My first thought was, why? Why would the Republican presidential nominee have to “go it alone?” W. James Antle III of the Washington Examiner expands on his headline, “Trump cannot count on Republican leaders to defend him during controversies or amplify his criticisms of the Democrats the way Clinton can Donald Trumpcount on her party. He cannot rely on the conservative media, which is often as critical of him as the liberal media. Commentators across the political spectrum are rooting for him...
  • Graham on GOP: 'I'm so sorry we are where we are'

    06/16/2016 7:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump is "on the right path" by announcing he will meet with the National Rifle Association to talk about restricting people on terror watch lists from obtaining guns, but South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said that he could still not bring himself to support the presumptive Republican nominee. "Have you decided, are the two of you going to work together? Are you going to get on board with him?" asked "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt. Graham reiterated that he would not be supporting Trump or Hillary Clinton, because the Manhattan real-estate magnate has shown a "lack...