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Issues (GOP Club)

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  • Trump advisers fear 2020 nightmare: A recession (Media daydream)

    12/07/2018 2:58:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 7, 2018
    President Donald Trump’s economic officials are reassuring investors about recent white-knuckle stock market volatility, while Trump’s political advisers are increasingly alarmed that the economy could present a stiff 2020 campaign headwind. Many of Trump’s political allies acknowledge that his reelection prospects hinge in large part on how Americans judge their economic prospects at the time of the next election. And many independent analysts say that recent market turbulence is a warning sign that the U.S. economy will likely slow and maybe even tip into recession by 2020. At the moment, that scenario could be the biggest threat to Trump’s chances...
  • What progressives need to defeat Trump: populism and religion

    11/25/2018 10:02:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 24, 2018 | Luke Bretherton and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins
    Together the two have generated some of the most vital moments of democratic change in the modern era Religion and populism have become dirty words in progressive circles, but despite common assumptions, their combination could serve as a resource for the sort of democratic renewal many societies need. There is plenty of evidence to support the view that religion and populism are bad enough in themselves and even worse when combined. The so-called “Christian-Democracy” of Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, widespread support of Donald Trump by white evangelicals in the United States, the Hindu nationalism of Modi, and the Islamo-Kemalism of Erdoğan...
  • Thanks to Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ big secret is out: They too hate migration.

    11/23/2018 10:47:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 23, 2018 | Fabiola Santiago
    Thanks to a rare unscripted moment for Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ big secret is out: It’s not only President Donald Trump and his supporters who loath immigrants knocking at our doors. Too many Democrats also reject “migration,” she reminds us. How could I forget? Before Bill Clinton was president, we were called Cuban refugees. Even during the unruly Mariel boatlift of 1980 that brought 125,000 people to South Florida during Jimmy Carter’s presidency, it remained so. But as Clinton faced the challenge of thousands of Cubans taking to the seas in rickety homemade rafts — 35,000 by the exodus’ end...
  • Here's Hillary Clinton With a Truly Horrible Take On the 'Migration Issue'

    11/23/2018 12:40:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Splinter ^ | November 23, 2018 | Jack Crosbie
    Hillary Clinton popped back into the news cycle on Thanksgiving in the worst possible way, after the Guardian quoted her as saying, basically, that Europe needs to get harsher on migrants and refugees or else people like Donald Trump will keep winning elections. Just to reiterate this is a bad and terrible stance that only some kind of ultra-warped center-think could come up with. The interview took place before the midterms, according to the Guardian, and was published as part of the paper’s new “The New Populism” series, which might explain why they decided to drop the quotes on Thanksgiving...
  • Trump calls Schiff "Adam Schitt" in best Tweet ever!

    11/18/2018 10:44:26 AM PST · by JonPreston · 100 replies
    Twitter ^ | Trump
  • At Trump Rallies, Women See a Hero Protecting a Way of Life

    11/15/2018 12:31:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 3, 2018 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Katie Rogers
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Standing in an airplane hangar in the mid-autumn chill awaiting the arrival of President Trump, Joan Philpott said she was angry and scared. Only Mr. Trump, she said, can solve the problems she worries most about. “He wants to protect this country, and he wants to keep it safe, and he wants to keep it free of invaders and the caravan and everything else that’s going on,” said Ms. Philpott, 69, a retired respiratory therapist. Ms. Philpott was one of thousands of women who braved a drizzle for hours to have the chance to cheer Mr. Trump...
  • Trump, Kavanaugh impeachment speculation kicks up after Dems’ House takeover

    11/08/2018 7:59:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    With Democrats set to reclaim control of the House in January and President Trump already infuriating them with the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speculation is rampant over whether they will use that power to pursue impeachment against the president -- or even Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who wants to be speaker, has pushed back on pressure from the base to pursue impeachment, saying earlier this week "that's not what our caucus is about" even as Democratic lawmakers make clear they will pursue other investigations of the administration. But that pressure from...
  • Jimmy Dore: Politico Is Warning Dems To "Prepare For Disappointment" As Mueller Probe Winds Down

    11/07/2018 6:39:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 26, 2018 | Tim Hains
    'The Jimmy Dore Show' talks about the likely possibility that the final report from the Mueller investigation will never be made public, in light of a "public service announcement" from Politico. "Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment," warns Politico's Darren Samuelson. "And be forewarned that the special counsel’s findings may never be made public." "President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian 2016 election interference. They may be in for a disappointment," Samuelson warned.
  • What Kind of Democrat Can Beat Trump in 2020?

    11/03/2018 2:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    Corey Lewandowski managed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a year, co-wrote a book about it and keeps in close touch with Trump, as we were reminded last month, when The Times reported on a physical altercation between him and John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, just outside the Oval Office. So I figured that his thoughts about the best Democrat to take on Trump in 2020 were as germane as anybody’s. He told me that Mike Bloomberg worried him, because Bloomberg’s personal wealth would spare him the distraction of fund-raising, and that Joe Biden had the right instinct...
  • California Proposition Voting Guide (Freeper Edition)

    10/30/2018 1:47:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Oct 2018 | Vanity
    From Daylight Savings Time to Housing and Healthcare: there are several key State and Local (Los Angeles County) measures on the ballot for November 6th. This thread is for Freepers to list and share the Propositions they are voting Yes/No on and why. (Vanity: I could use some advice as there are several issues I am on the fence about or don't understand the economics behind.) Feel free also to suggest or endorse candidates in heated races where the political dividing lines are not so clear. (IE: two Democrats running.)
  • Avenatti: Democrats can’t fight Trump ‘without a slingshot’

    10/28/2018 7:42:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 28, 2018 | Caitlin Emma
    Attorney Michael Avenatti on Sunday night assailed President Donald Trump’s “racism and bigotry,” painting himself as the working-class fighter who can stand up to the president’s “unusual cruelty” and “make America decent again.” An aggressive trial attorney and 2020 hopeful, Avenatti has sold himself as the Democrat tough enough to take on Trump. He’s best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against the president over what was characterized as a 2016 hush money payment. But his presidential ambitions took a major hit last week when he was quoted in Time magazine as saying the Democratic presidential...
  • Did Donald Trump Receive an Ellis Island Award in 1986?

    10/26/2018 7:02:06 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 12 replies
    Snopes ^ | 5 September 2016 , Updated:14 January 2018 | Dan Evon
    It might seem unbelievable to some that Donald Trump could have been considered for an award in celebration of 'patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity.'......
  • White House Black Leadership Event Turns Into Mini-Trump Rally

    10/26/2018 12:51:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 26, 2018 | John T. Bennett
    A large group of young African-American leaders gathered Friday in the East Room of the White House to hear from President Donald Trump, and they were treated to a campaign rally in miniature. If White House observers closed their eyes around midday, the president could have been speaking to supporters inside an airport hangar in Wisconsin or a basketball arena in Texas or a 63-year-old minor league hockey arena in North Carolina. Trump touted his polls numbers. He boasted about the state of the U.S. economy under his watch. He also thanked rapper Kanye West for his support. And the...
  • Dem strategist: Caitlyn's op-ed slamming Trump turns gender definition into 'political circus'

    10/26/2018 9:50:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Democratic strategist Bishop Garrison said on Friday that Caitlyn Jenner's op-ed calling out President Trump over reports that his administration was considering narrowing the legal definition of gender took attention away from transgender rights. "First and foremost it’s a bit too little too late," Garrison, interim president at the Truman Project, told Hill. TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising," when asked about the op-ed. "This type of politicization takes away from the importance of the issue of transgender rights, and the things we’re seeing our citizens actually having to deal with and go through every day," he continued....
  • Trump's calls for unity are blasted by former Bush advisor (and McStain)

    10/26/2018 12:59:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 26, 2018 | Stephen Proctor, Yahoo! Television
    Former George W. Bush and John McCain advisor Mark McKinnon joined CNN Tonight With Don Lemon where he questioned Donald Trump’s calls for unity following the attempted bombings of CNN, the Clintons, the Obamas, and others. The bombs were obviously politically motivated as they were sent to people with ties to the Democratic Party, or people who have been critical of Trump. Shortly after the bombs were discovered, Trump gave a speech calling for unity, then quickly blamed the media for the attacks. To point out the blatant hypocrisy, McKinnon quoted former Bush speechwriter Mike Gerson. “You can’t call women...
  • Dem leaders slam Trump's response to bomb threats: His 'words ring hollow'

    10/24/2018 11:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Top congressional Democrats on Wednesday slammed President Trump's response to a series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic officials, saying his "words ring hollow." "Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions," Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement. The two Democratic leaders pointed to Trump's support for Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter, and accused the president of supporting "dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to...
  • Jeff Flake: I still don’t know if I believed Kavanaugh (or Ford)

    10/24/2018 8:23:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2018 | John Sexton
    Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on the View today and said he wasn’t sure if he believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh, an answer that didn’t sit well with most of the show’s hosts. Of course, all of the ladies on the show approved of Flake’s decision to demand an FBI investigation after he was confronted in an elevator by a couple of activists. But the conversation turned when Joy Behar asked if the FBI investigation merely gave Flake “cover” to vote for Kavanaugh. Flake pushed back a bit, noting that the Anita Hill FBI investigation only took...
  • Joe Biden: Trump 'more like George Wallace than George Washington'

    10/23/2018 7:02:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 23, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday likened President Trump to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a vocal adversary of the Civil Rights movement and supporter of segregation. “Trump and Republicans settle on fear and falsehoods as a midterm strategy,” Biden said during a rally at Cheyenne Saloon in Orlando, Fla., CNN reported. "No president has ever led by fear. Not Lincoln. Not Roosevelt. Not Kennedy. Not Reagan. This president is more like George Wallace than George Washington.” Biden said, on the other hand, the Democrats are running on hope and unity instead of fear and division....
  • Trump uses old Obama clip to make immigration point

    10/23/2018 6:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 23, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    (TWEET-AT-LINK) President Trump used President Obama to make a point on the immigration issue Tuesday, as he tweeted a video of the former president talking about stopping illegal immigration. “I agree with President Obama 100%” Trump wrote, above a clip of then-Illinois Sen. Obama giving a speech in 2005 that contained some tough-sounding talk on immigration. “We are a generous and welcoming people here in the US, but those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law,” Obama says in the...
  • An Urgent Message For Millennials From A Former Hillary Clinton Surrogate

    10/21/2018 5:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Black Enterprise ^ | October 21, 2018 | Gaynete' Jones
    There’s no doubt that the November elections are an important matter and there’s one demographic that all are keeping a watchful eye over—the millennials—even more so, the minority voting millennials. New York native, former Hillary Clinton surrogate, and minority millennial herself, Maxine Outerbridge, is especially committed to seeing millennials show up to exercise their right to vote and has an urgent message for all millennials in the U.S. Surrogate? What’s That & How Did She Become One? Before we dive into the important message though, let’s clear a couple of things up. If you are unsure what a surrogate is...