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  • NY Governor Says ‘Slick Salesman’ Trump Has Fooled The County But Not His State

    08/19/2018 9:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    KCAL-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | The Associated Press
    In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a “slick salesman” who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn’t fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo spoke at Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church of Crown Heights after a week of criticism for saying America “was never that great” during a bill signing. New York Republicans have demanded he apologize, and Trump tweeted that Cuomo was having a “total meltdown.” The governor seemed to counter what many observers considered a...
  • The media’s hatred of Trump is only hurting itself

    08/19/2018 6:14:38 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 70 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    This month marks the two-year anniversary of one of the most important articles ever written on journalism. On Aug. 7, 2016, after Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination and the general election was underway, New York Times media columnist James Rutenberg began with a question: “If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?”
  • Trump in 2020?

    08/14/2018 8:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arca Max ^ | August 9, 2018 | Susan Estrich, Dukakis Campaign Manager
    Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest. But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how...
  • 2020 Democrats take a page from Trump’s playbook on race

    08/14/2018 8:17:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 14, 2018 | David Siders
    Once an undercurrent of presidential politics, race is already front-and-center in the run-up to 2020. President Donald Trump made race an overt issue in American politics. Now Democrats are ready to meet him head on. Some of the party’s top potential 2020 candidates are testing a barrage of early — and unusually explicit — race-related appeals in the run-up to the next presidential campaign. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) pledged not to be “shut up” by critics of “identity politics.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), has drawn attention to the disproportionate number of nonwhite people incarcerated in a system he said has...
  • A historian explains how mainstream conservatives made Trump (David Frum? Hahaha)

    08/13/2018 10:45:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vox ^ | August 13, 2018 | Zack Beauchamp
    Is President Donald Trump a perversion of the American conservative movement — or simply an honest reflection of what it’s been for decades? Ever since Trump’s victory in the Republican primary, this has been one of the big questions hanging over American politics. If Trump’s anti-intellectual and race-baiting brand of politics is a parasite on the American right, then it’s possible the Republican Party can be cleaned up after him. That’s the premise of the so-called Never Trump movement, a small group of Republican elites and conservative intellectuals who have denounced the president and his allies in no uncertain terms....
  • Pro union, still for Trump

    08/13/2018 8:14:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 13, 2018 | Ian Kullgren
    PRO-UNION, STILL FOR TRUMP: As as many as half of Republicans who voted in the Missouri primary last week sided with unions and against the state’s right-to-work law in a ballot measure that overturned it, according to Jack Cardetti, a Democratic strategist and spokesman for the state’s anti-right-to-work campaign. Cardetti is no disinterested party, so that estimate may be high (though the returns show it’s certain plausible). But it’s remarkable any pro-union voters still favor Trump, given Trump’s staunchly anti-union policies. (POLITICO’s Timothy Noah reviewed them in November.) “Pro-union, pro-Trump voters say that even if they consider unions crucial, they...
  • Tom Steyer: Pelosi is wrong about Trump impeachment push

    08/12/2018 8:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Democratic billionaire donor Tom Steyer said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is wrong for saying his push to impeach President Trump is helping Republicans. Steyer pushed back against Pelosi’s claim during an interview with BuzzFeed News that aired Sunday night, calling Trump “reckless and dangerous and lawless.” “This is a historic time,” Steyer said. “If you step back for one second and think about this president, the most corrupt president in American history, somebody who is breaking the law on a daily basis.” Pelosi warned Democrats earlier this year against pursuing impeachment efforts against Trump, saying it could hurt...
  • Mitt Romney’s statement on the Charlottesville anniversary strikes a chord Trump cannot

    08/12/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | August 11, 2018 | Emily Stewart
    Mitt Romney is calling on Americans to “categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination” on the anniversary of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and on the eve of a repeat of the Unite the Right rally this year in Washington, DC. The former Massachusetts governor and current US Senate candidate in Utah issued a lengthy statement on Friday defending equality, steeped in his religious upbringing and belief that “we are all children of God.” Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama as the 2012 Republican nominee for president, touched on a number of issues in his post. He...
  • Hawaii's false missile alert looms large in close Democratic primary

    08/11/2018 1:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2018 | Adam Shaw and The Associated Press
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige is facing a tough Democratic primary Saturday night -- and January’s false missile alert could be a deciding factor in voters’ minds. Ige faces a primary challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, and she is using the January false alarm as a key campaign issue -- particularly the fact that it took 38 minutes to correct the alert. Officials mistakenly sent an a warning of an imminent missile attack, promising “THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” to cellphones, radios and televisions on January 13. The move sparked panic across the state before officials corrected it, especially because it...
  • Bernie Sanders — the John the Baptist of the left

    08/10/2018 4:58:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    A voice crying in the wilderness is supposed to be ignored, not rewarded with accolades and growing influence. Bernie Sanders is the prophet with honor in his own party. The former socialist gadfly is now the socialist trendsetter. At the moment, he has to be counted among the most successful ideological leaders in a generation in terms of moving the terms of the American political debate and putting previously discounted ideas on the agenda. This doesn’t mean that he’ll be the next Democratic nominee for president, or even run. It doesn’t mean that his ideas are good (I personally consider...
  • Nunes secretly recorded at fundraiser: We have to protect Trump from Mueller

    08/09/2018 5:53:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mark Moore
    GOP Rep. Devin Nunes was secretly recorded telling supporters that the Republicans have to keep control of the House to protect President Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, according to a report. “If [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones,” Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said at a private fundraiser July 30, NBC News reported Wednesday. “Which is really the danger. … I mean we have to keep all these seats,” he continued. “We have to keep the majority. If we do not keep the majority, all...
  • Jaime Harrison: Donald Trump 'killing' Republican Party

    08/09/2018 9:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)US President Donald Trump has been the best recruiter for the Democratic Party, the associate chair of the Democratic National Committee, Jaime Harrison, has said. He told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur that President Trump's actions were “killing” the Republican Party in the long term and “splintering” it like no-one else. You can see the Hardtalk interview in full on Thursday 9 August 2018 on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBC iPlayer (UK only)....
  • Trump's approval rating remains high among his rural base, even as trade war rages, polls show

    08/08/2018 9:49:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC | August 8, 2018
    Link only due to site not working for me: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/08/trump-still-has-high-approval-among-rural-base-in-farm-states-poll.html Hopefully you'll have an easier time with it. I can't even scroll down to see who the author was or read the article, but based on the headline it looked interesting. Let me know.
  • Will the ‘Trump economy’ save the GOP? Here’s the Democratic strategy to prevent that.

    08/05/2018 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    WaPo Opinion ^ | 8-3-2018 | Greg Sargent.
    It has become an article of faith among Republicans and some pundits: If only President Trump would stop with the racism and cruelty (as with family separations), the authoritarian assaults on the press and on the Mueller probe, and the panting embraces of Vladimir Putin, Republicans could bask in the glorious “Trump economy” and stave off big losses this fall. In this telling, if the election were about only the economy, Republicans would still face stiff headwinds but might at least weather them to the degree needed to hold the House. Friday morning, the monthly jobs report showed the unemployment...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Democrats can be ‘party of white working class and Black Lives Matter’

    08/03/2018 11:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lauren Gambino and Ben Jacobs in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Kamala Harris attacked critics of “identity politics”. Elizabeth Warren insisted that Democrats could be both the “party of the white working class and the party of Black Lives Matter” while calling the American criminal justice system “racist”. And Cory Booker said it was time “to get folk woke”. At the Netroots Nation conference in New Orleans on Friday, leading Democratic presidential hopefuls embraced the concept of intersectionality, viewing any conflict between economic populism and racial and social justice as a false choice. “I have a problem with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” said Kamala Harris, the junior Democratic senator from California,...
  • Sarah Huckabee Spreading ‘Pizzagate Nonsense’ W/ Claim About Bin Laden, Press, Says Scarborough

    08/03/2018 12:32:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 2, 2018 | Greg Price
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied and spread “Pizzagate nonsense” about the media thwarting the apprehension of Osama bin Laden in the late 1990s, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough said Thursday. Scarborough’s comments followed Sanders’s press briefing Wednesday when she reiterated a claim first made by former President George W. Bush and the 9/11 Commission about a 1998 report from The Washington Times. That report mentioned bin Laden used a satellite phone, and Bush claimed bin Laden stopped using it in order to avoid detection from U.S. intelligence. The claim has been widely panned and proven incorrect as...
  • Democrats have a new millennial problem: Young socialist candidates

    08/02/2018 1:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2018 | John Patrick
    While Democrats have always embraced socialist policies to a certain extent, claiming to be a “socialist” was taboo until recently, with the change thanks in large part to a surge in millennial candidates running for office. Even though the 2018 midterm elections are more than three months out, Democrats have quickly lost control of their agenda for the American people. Any plan that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may have had for their divided caucus is now being forcibly pulled further to the left by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria...
  • Do Or Die: Democrats See 2018 The Same Way Trump Supporters Saw 2016

    08/01/2018 8:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Many supporters of President Donald Trump saw 2016 as a do-or-die election. Now, Democrats are increasingly showing that they think the same thing about 2018. In The Daily Caller News Foundation’s fact check videos, Anders Hagstrom highlights claims from politicians and the media alike, setting the record straight on double standards and mischaracterizations. TheDCNF has torn down former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s infamous and much-peddled 17 intelligence agencies claim and exposed the liberal media for running damage control for Hamas. Check out a few of our other greatest hits, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure...
  • Trump winning perception game: Kathleen Parker

    08/01/2018 1:21:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Erie Times-News ^ | August 1, 2018 | Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post
    Two distinct realities coexist in the nation’s capital with the approximate compatibility of oil and water. There’s the reality of 4.1 percent economic growth, full employment, a declining trade deficit and some wage growth. And then there’s Michael Cohen. While President Donald Trump was focused on his sunny economic report Friday — and on tariff deals the days before — the media were obsessed with news that the president’s former attorney was prepared to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 campaign meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians who allegedly had dirt...
  • Republican Senator Paul says he supports Trump Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

    07/30/2018 10:16:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2018 | Reuters
    • Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he will support President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court • Paul had previously expressed concerns about Kavanaugh's position on privacy issues....