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  • It’s A Time For Choosing And That’s Why I Must Choose Cruz

    02/09/2016 6:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | February 2, 2016 | Kevin Boyd
    I have been struggling to decide who to vote for president. This field that was hyped as the "most talented in a generation" has turned out to be a field full of mediocrities. Standing atop the field until last night was a vulgar carnival barker and reality TV star. Instead of a debate on ideas, we have mindless sloganeering and empty words. Donald Trump absolutely cannot be the Republican nominee. Trump is not a conservative, he has not fought with conservatives, and he has actively aided and funded the enemies of conservatives. It's more than that though. To nominate Trump...
  • The POLITICO 100: Billionaires dominate 2016

    02/08/2016 5:03:57 PM PST · by entropy12 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/08/16 05:14 AM EST | K.P.Vogel & I.Arnsdorf
    The 100 biggest donors of 2016 cycle have spent $195 million trying to influence the presidential election more than the $155 million spent by the 2 million smallest donors combined, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance data. The analysis found that the leading beneficiaries of checks from the top 100 donors were Jeb Bushs floundering campaign for the GOP nomination (a supportive super PAC received $49 million from donors on the list), Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton (super PACs dedicated to her raised $38 million from top 100 donors) and Ted Cruzs insurgent GOP campaign ($37 million). In fact,...
  • New Hampshire's 'Liberty Wing' Shifts to Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 1:14:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | February 8, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    One of the under-reported stories leading up to Ted Cruz' win in the Iowa Republican Caucus was his ability to attract libertarian-leaning members of the GOP base. With Rand Paul in the race, it seemed unlikely he would be able to convince New Hampshire's decidedly more libertarian "liberty wing" to follow suit. Paul dropped out of the race last week, and this week seven of the Kentucky senator's biggest Granite State supporters announced they are backing Cruz now. State Rep. J.R. Hoell was among the first to switch. The mechanical engineer now in his third term serving New Hampshire House...
  • Flint water crisis: residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment’

    02/08/2016 3:13:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lucia Graves in Flint, Michigan
    Hillary Clinton has made every effort to make Flint her own. The water crisis afflicting this predominantly black Michigan city - ignored by Washington politicians for years - has become another battlefield in a progressive war between Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Race, class and the environment matter again in an issues-based, neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Looking past Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, where Sanders is tipped to win, and toward the March primary states where she will be counting on African American support, Clinton made a symbolic campaign stop here on Sunday. "I feel blessed to be...
  • Iowa offers lessons for North Carollina voters, politicians

    02/07/2016 10:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Asheboro Courier-Tribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | John Hood
    The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the nation's top producers of hogs. Second, they are often overrun with politicians desperate to attract attention and votes. But I repeat myself. Now that we know the results of the Iowa caucuses, the 2016 political landscape is much clearer. Those seeking office or running campaigns in North Carolina would be well advised to look to Iowa, another purple state, for lessons about the press, the polls and the parties. For starters, reporters and commentators are only as insightful as their sources. Many...
  • Young Women in NH ‘Offended’ Clinton Using Gender as Political Tool

    02/07/2016 9:11:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jenna Lifhits
    Young women in New Hampshire were offended by the way Hillary Clinton uses her gender to garner support, an MSNBC survey revealed Friday. When MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall asked young female voters about Hillary Clinton's claim on Wednesday that she is not an establishment candidate because she is a woman, they responded negatively. One of the respondents said that she did not like how Clinton assumed that her feminism was identical to the feminism of all women. "I also am a woman. I also face discrimination as being a woman. Her feminism does not represent my feminism, and I think...
  • Trump: I 'very much agree' with Sanders on trade

    02/07/2016 3:43:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | February 7, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday said he and Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders "very much agree" on trade. "Well it's very interesting that you say that, because the one thing we very much agree on is trade," Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We both agree that we're getting ripped off by China, by Japan, by Mexico, by everybody we do business with." Asked how he would differentiate himself with the Vermont senator to New Hampshire independents who may be torn, the billionaire businessman said he will actually be able to do something to correct trade...
  • If Bernie Sanders loses, his backers may not be there for Hillary Clinton in November

    02/07/2016 1:28:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 6, 2016 | Evan Halper and Michael A. Memoli
    Gio Vanecchia is so enamored of Bernie Sanders that he made a five-hour drive with his wife and infant son from South Jersey on Saturday morning to catch a glimpse of the progressive firebrand. But what if Sanders loses the Democratic nomination? Asked whether he will be there to vote for the Democrat in November should Sanders falter, the 34-year-old union mechanic reacts as if the question is insane. There is not a chance, he insists, that he would ever support Hillary Clinton. "She's establishment," Vanecchia said. "Most of the guys I work with think she's a criminal." Usually, that...
  • Ted Cruz Won’t Be Denied

    02/06/2016 5:13:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2016 | Frank Bruni
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- ANOTHER Ted Cruz rally, another Ted Cruz rant about the media's failure to give him his due. I endured one in the tiny town of Weare, N.H., on Thursday afternoon and had two thoughts. The first was that I'd seldom heard a voice as ripe with self-regard -- as juicy with it -- as his. He's pomposity's plum tomato. The second thought was that he's right. We've sold him short. We continue to underestimate him. He's even craftier than we appreciated. He's more devious than we realized. And he has a better chance to win the Republican...
  • Carson: Cruz^s attitude towards what he did in Iowa reminds me of Hillary attitude towards Benghazi

    02/05/2016 9:00:51 PM PST · by entropy12 · 139 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:21 PM ON FEBRUARY 5, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Cruz should have held his campaign staff accountable for spreading bad information just like Hillary should have held State Department staff accountable for not stopping jihadi savages from murdering Americans. Asked by Todd Starnes if he was satisfied with the way Sen. Cruz has handled himself as Christian over the incident in Iowa, Carson said, Well, let me put it this way, it is not the way that I would have handled it. I would make sure that it did not happen again, Carson continued. And I would take corrective action. Not to take corrective action is tacitly saying it...
  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • Donald Trump Anderson Cooper FULL Interview CNN Q&A - 2/4/16

    02/05/2016 7:07:15 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/04/16 | Anderson Cooper
    Published on Feb 4, 2016 February 4, 2016 - Donald Trump Anderson Cooper FULL Interview CNN Q&A Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License
  • Graham: Cruz worse than Obama

    02/05/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)--How much does Lindsey Graham dislike Ted Cruz? Count the ways. On the question of foreign policy, the Texas senator is "just as wrong as Obama, if not worse," Graham told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. "In Ted Cruz's world, dictators do very well," he continued, comparing his colleague's foreign policy to that of Ron Paul, the former congressman, Republican presidential candidate and long-time leading libertarian. Asked why his fellow senators are reputed to have such a distaste for Cruz, Graham accused the winner of the Iowa GOP caucuses of being an "opportunist" to his core -- one who "gets...
  • Why Ted Cruz’s Facial Expression Makes Me Uneasy

    02/05/2016 9:31:04 AM PST · by entropy12 · 191 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Posted Jan 01, 2016 | Richard E. Cytowic M.D
    He’s a brilliant orator with a sharp legal mind. But his expression unsettles me. I know my reaction is visceral and automatic, but as a neurologist it is my business to notice things out of the ordinary and probe them. The Senator’s atypical expressions leave me uneasy. Skill in reading faces is so fundamental to our species that 54 facial muscles orchestrate its endless nuances, which others read like a book just as we read them. Only some of these many facial muscles are under voluntary control, which is one reason it is so hard to maintain a poker face...
  • Veterans slam Sarah Palin for saying son's domestic abuse arrest result of PTSD

    02/03/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by Virtuoso80 · 68 replies
    Veterans have come out against Sarah Palin after she said in a speech on Wednesday that PTSD caused her son Track’s alleged domestic abuse ‘As a combat vet, EXTREMELY disgusted by #SarahPalin blaming PTSD 4 domestic abuse,’ wrote one man on Twitter Another said: ‘Speaking as a combat vet who literally slept in the same barracks as Track Palin, his mother is wrong and her son is not a victim’ Paul Rieckhoff, who heads Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, also criticized Palin for blaming the incident on President Obama Brandon Friedman, former digital media director for the Department of...
  • Forget Trump but Not the Trumpsters

    02/02/2016 11:52:22 AM PST · by Truthsearcher · 91 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    ...Forget Trump and consider instead Trump’s constituencies. They are weary of being lectured that they deserve presidential rebuke for their supposed Islamophobia because they are angry about the terrorist killings of Americans. The middle classes are exhausted from being sermonized that they do not “pay their fair share,” when their state and federal tax bite is nearly 50 percent — especially when half the population pays no income tax, and massive federal entitlements have done little to address the pathologies of the underclasses. The contractor and the insurance salesman are furious at being scolded that “they didn’t build” their businesses,...
  • Rich Lowry, Andrea Tantaros discuss Trump's Iowa loss to Cruz (Video: Lowry taken to task)

    02/02/2016 10:40:45 AM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 2, 2016
    Rich Lowry of National Review magazine is seriously taken to task by four Fox women commentators Smith, Faulkner, Colby, Camerota, and Tantaros about his undeniable bias against Trump, his lack of logic, and called out in a lie... To the three minute video link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei6f5F4zIvo
  • GOP contest nowhere near decided

    01/30/2016 10:03:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 29, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    (CNN)--I think I may be suffering from dangerously high levels of candidate exposure. Since the first Republican presidential candidate debate in August, I've interviewed the potential nominees almost 150 times in total, and I probably spoke with them about 100 times before that debate took place. I've also been a panelist on two CNN-Salem Media Group hosted debates. By the end of Friday, after the Trump-less debate on Fox News, I'll have added a couple more interviews. Next week a few more. And I'll be back on the stage with whomever is still standing on February 25 and March 10...
  • Trump: Ted Cruz was an “anchor baby” in Canada and may not even be a U.S. citizen

    01/30/2016 5:34:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, we've reached the stage of Trumpmania where the same media that used to routinely predict that every new Trump "gaffe" would finish him off now heralds everything Trump does as carefully calculated Machiavellian genius. Trump has convinced them to their bones, not without reason, that everything they thought they knew about presidential politics is wrong and every move he makes is right. Case in point: Skipping the debate four days before Iowans caucus is genius. Why? Because Trump's a genius and he thinks it's a good idea, even though there are lots of really obvious perils...
  • Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president

    01/30/2016 3:24:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | January 30, 2016 | David Roberts
    As Donald Trump continues his pundit-defying dominance of the national polls, with early primaries just days away, the once-unthinkable has become all too thinkable: Could Trump actually pull this off? Could he become president? I'm going to stake out a firm answer: no. Absent extreme and unlikely circumstances*, Trump will never be president. Jack Shafer argues that Trump's success so far is a "black swan" event, an unpredictable and unrepeatable concatenation of improbable circumstances. That sounds about right. But just because some political rules and conventions have been violated doesn't mean they've all vanished. Just because Trump makes no sense...
  • Groundswell of Support for Ted Cruz Continues to Build (Including the Governor of Guam)

    01/29/2016 1:45:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | January 28, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) continues to rack up the endorsements, picking up four more in the past 24 hours. They include Dr. Chuck Harding and Pastor Michael Creed, leaders of a Christian ministry committed to the education, engagement and encouragement of the nation, particularly among Independent Baptists. Also, he's been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Eddie Calvo, the governor of Guam....
  • Biden: Trump or Cruz nomination ‘a gift from the Lord’

    01/28/2016 8:39:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | Olivier Knox, Chief Washington Correspondent
    Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats on Thursday that they should see it as “a gift from the Lord” if Republicans nominate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas or billionaire businessman Donald Trump for president in 2016. “We may be given a gift from the Lord in the presidential race here,” Biden told lawmakers attending the annual House of Representatives Democratic conference, held this year in Baltimore. “I don’t know who to root for more: Cruz? Or what’s that guy’s name, he’s having a fundraiser for veterans tonight, I’m told,” said the vice president. Trump has announced he will snub...
  • DML Unfiltered | Trump backing out of Fox Debate-- brilliant or bust?

    01/28/2016 12:46:02 PM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | DML
    DML Unfiltered | Trump backing out of Fox Debate-- brilliant or bust? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWjqw0FpmNU&index=6&list=PLanUqPajptu5HpcNiSqLgWpeK4M-waBpC
  • Trump, Cruz and Sanders are energizing grassroots voters as the first balloting of the 2016 race …

    01/28/2016 1:33:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Reading Eagle ^ | January 28, 2016 | Alan Fram, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are energizing grassroots voters as the first balloting of the 2016 presidential race draws near. Yet the three maverick contenders are also alarming political operatives over the damage each could wreak on their own parties' House candidates this November. The worry is that each man's take-no-prisoners appeals would alienate moderate voters in the two to three dozen competitive House races expected in seats from Florida to California, often in the suburbs. While it seems unlikely Republicans will lose House control, some in the GOP envision a serious dent in their...
  • Apprentice Ted Cruz has a chance to dethrone master-populist Trump: Column

    01/28/2016 12:00:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    USA Today | January 27, 2016 | Tom Rogan
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/01/27/donald-trump-ted-cruz-republican-establishment-calculations-column/79407410/
  • Former House Majority Leader Claims FBI is "Ready to Indict" Hillary Clinton

    01/27/2016 8:22:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Anti Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | Rachel Blevins
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under investigation by the FBI for several months, and former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay said Monday that the FBI is "ready to indict" her for using a private email server to conduct government business. During an interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show," DeLay, a Republican from Texas, said he has friends in the FBI who tell him "they're ready to indict" the former Secretary of State. "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public," DeLay said. Clinton's use...
  • Fox News Responds to Trump’s Latest ’Twitter Poll’ With First-Rate Trolling (330 pm)

    Fox News has issued a statement responding to Donald Trump‘s conduct on social media, calling The Donald out for his timidity with what can only be described as trolling of the highest order. Trump has said that he might not attend Fox News’s GOP debate this Thursday because, he says, co-moderator Megyn Kelly isn’t “fair” to him. He took his grievances to Twitter and Instagram Tuesday afternoon, asking fans, “Should I do the GOP debate?” Fox News responded in a statement given to Mediaite, saying: We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to...
  • Michael Moore Talks 2016 Race, Obama's Legacy and More With Megyn Kelly (Victory lap by Megyn)

    Published on Jan 26, 2016 Michael Moore appeared on "The Kelly File" tonight to discuss a wide variety of topics with Megyn Kelly.
  • Why Trump Was Smart to Skip the Next Debate

    01/26/2016 7:31:15 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 140 replies
    Donald Trump’s decision to skip the next debate marked yet another unexpected twist in his presidential campaign but probably a very smart political decision. Trump’s conflict with Fox News started after Trump began bashing moderator Megyn Kelly, whose questions in the first GOP debate he said were unfair. But it quickly turned into the entire network mocking him. When Trump polled his Twitter followers about whether he should participate, Fox News put out a news release mocking him: “We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet...
  • Playing with Fire, Republican Bigwigs Want to Take Out Cruz

    01/26/2016 12:07:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 26, 2016 | Josh Kraushaar
    Party officials and strategists believe that if Trump wins Iowa, Rubio's path to the nomination is clearer. To many out­side ob­serv­ers, the wave of seasoned Re­pub­lic­an of­fi­cials and strategists sound­ing in­creas­ingly com­fort­able with Don­ald Trump as the GOP's pres­id­en­tial nom­in­ee is a sign of sur­render. Wheth­er it's Iowa Gov. Terry Bran­stad root­ing for Ted Cruz to lose the Iowa caucuses or Or­rin Hatch "com­ing around a little bit" on Trump's can­did­acy or the paucity of money spent at­tack­ing Trump on the air­waves, it feels like of­fi­cial Wash­ing­ton has sided with Trump over Cruz. In real­ity, many are try­ing to sal­vage...
  • Trump strikes post-ideological chord in New Hampshire

    01/25/2016 9:57:32 PM PST · by entropy12 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/25/16 10:07 PM EST | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    In New Hampshire, Trump"s grab-bag of populist positions and singular persona match an ideologically promiscuous electorate, and Trump towers above the field. Speaking for less than an hour to about 1,000 attendees, a hoarse Trump cast himself as a man apart from the entire political system, painting Hillary and Ted and Jeb as beholden to their donors. I am the only one that is funding my own campaign on either side, Democrat or Republican, which makes me feel a little bit lonely, he said.
  • Here Are 5 Reasons Bill Clinton’s Leftist Labor Secretary Would Pick Trump Over Cruz

    01/25/2016 6:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | January 25, 2016 | WorkPlaceReport
    Reich's attack on Cruz: He is "smarter," a "true believer," "disciplined and strategic"...In a rather pointed Facebook post to his followers, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich appears to be favoring Billionaire Donald Trump's candidacy over that of Sen. Ted Cruz. In what the Left could only consider an attack on Cruz, Reich inadvertently gives Cruz higher points than Trump on issues that matter to most Republicans. Here is Reich's post in its entirety, with emphasis added....
  • By All Means, Democrats, Make Slavery Reparations Into a Campaign Issue

    01/25/2016 4:54:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 25, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    The Hillary Clinton campaign is currently in the middle of a bizarre tango, attacking Bernie Sanders for not supporting slavery reparations while dodging questions about whether she supports them herself. The issue has since spurred countless thinkpieces from left-wing publications and political actors. As the primary season continues, expect the conversation to bleed into the mainstream media, as it did this weekend in an NBC interview of Sanders. When Clinton and Sanders desperately scramble to win over black voters ahead of the Southern primary states, it's not unreasonable that Clinton will eventually come down on the side of reparations or...
  • Rep. John Lewis speaks out against Trump's divisive rhetoric during L.A. visit

    01/24/2016 10:31:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | January 23, 2016 | Javier Panzar
    Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) used a pair of appearances in Los Angeles on Saturday to urge young student activists to continue to fight for equality in the United States, warning that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump could set the country back with his divisive rhetoric aimed at immigrants and Muslims. "I've been around a while and Trump reminds me so much of a lot of the things that George Wallace said and did," Lewis said in an interview with The Times after speaking at Cal State L.A. "I think demagogues are pretty dangerous, really. ... We shouldn't...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'We Would Beat Donald Trump Badly'

    01/24/2016 3:29:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    NBC News' Meet The Press ^ | January 24, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Bernie Sanders said Sunday that "there would be nothing more in this world that I would like" than to face Donald Trump in a general election fight, and that he would "beat him badly." "I would very much look forward to a race against Donald Trump, a guy who does not want to raise the minimum wage, but wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the top two-tenths of 1% who thinks wages in America are too high and who thinks that climate change is a hoax, invented by the Chinese," he said on NBC's...
  • The Latest: Turban-wearing activist ejected from Trump rally

    01/24/2016 2:13:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, one week out from the Iowa caucuses. All times local. 2:45 p.m. Two protesters, one wearing a red turban, have been ejected from a Donald Trump rally in Muscatine, Iowa, where the billionaire businessman continued to criticize rival Ted Cruz. The protesters were seated on Sunday in the balcony of a high school auditorium and had unfurled a banner that read "STOP HATE" at the rally....
  • Cruz Insurgent, Trump Playing for Middle of the Green

    01/24/2016 6:34:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 21, 2016 | Scott McConnell
    Is The Donald starting to play it safe in New Hampshire? While New Hampshire polls differ at the margins, they align in one area. All of them put the totals favoring one candidate or another at about 90 percent, with 10 percent undecided. My impression is that this is mistaken. I haven't phoned random samples of 600 voters, but I make an effort to speak to six or eight people at every event I go to, those waiting in line, those sitting or standing near me. And from that (a sample of maybe 50 people so far) I would figure...
  • Paths To The Nomination: Trump, Cruz, And Rubio

    01/24/2016 3:12:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 22, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    We're far enough along in the Republican primary process -- though not a single vote has been cast -- that the field has winnowed down to a small number, and we can begin to project how each of them might win the nomination. I see this is as three-man race right now: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. Why? Because for everyone else, the path to the nomination begins with "and then a miracle occurs." Well, maybe not a miracle. But they're basically waiting for some spectacular and unexpected change of events that will break their way and suddenly...
  • 13 Reasons Why Donald Trump Will Make the Best President Ever

    01/23/2016 8:46:50 PM PST · by entropy12 · 73 replies
    Today'sInfo.net ^ | NA | Todays Info
    Why would Trump make the best president of all time? He will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created. He will bring back our jobs from China, from Japan, from Mexico. Trump is not politically correct. He is not afraid to say what he thinks. If he has an issue with you, he will say it to your face. It would be nice to have a politician in office with that level of transparency. Trump is undeniably a great negotiator, he knows how to navigate complex deals and convince a wide variety of industries, businesses, and investors to...
  • Alan Grayson joins Bernie Sanders’ move for free college tuition

    01/23/2016 1:56:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | January 21, 2016 | Scott Powers
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson announced Thursday he had filed a bill to make tuition free and restructure student loans for students at public colleges and universities. Grayson, an Orlando Democrat running for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, modeled his House Resolution 4385, introduced last week, after a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last year by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for president. The would have the U.S. Department of Education award grants to states to allow them to eliminate tuition and other required fees at state colleges and universities. The bill was referred to the House Committee on...
  • Cultural Commentator and Author Larry Tomczak Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/22/2016 9:35:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Charisma News' Here's The Deal ^ | January 22, 2016 | Larry Tomczak
    On the wall in my study is an autographed photo from Ronald Reagan. Along with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, William Wilberforce, Margaret Thatcher, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and and Martin Luther King Jr., he's part of my "Political Heroes Hall of Fame." In a persons lifetime, it is rare to encounter an individual of character, consistency and competence like these courageous leaders. When one does, it behooves us to honor the man or woman with our prayers and support. I am convinced that, in answer to our prayers, one such person has "come into the kingdom for such a time...
  • Ted Cruz Joins Glenn Beck for 'Soccer Balls and Teddy Bears' Event; Mike Lee Drops Out

    01/21/2016 5:13:22 PM PST · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07-18-14 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz will join Glenn Beck this weekend at the U.S.-Mexico border on what Beck describes as a humanitarian mission. The Tea Party Senator will join the radio talk show host and his followers in his effort to bring soccer balls and teddy bears to illegal immigrant children. Sen. Mike Lee dropped out of the trip, saying a scheduling conflict prevented him from attending. Sources close to Sen. Lee confirmed to Breitbart News that Lee would not be attending the Beck event.
  • Clubby Republican senators fear a Cruz nomination, feel powerless to stop him

    01/21/2016 2:11:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | January 22, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. Senate are confronting an unsettling possibility: Sen. Ted Cruz, their least favorite colleague, stands within reach of becoming the party's presidential nominee and standard-bearer. Worse than that, many Republican lawmakers and aides fear the Texas senator could ruin Republicans' chances of hanging onto control of the Senate in November's elections, alienating voters in a half-dozen key swing states with his hard-line stances on issues from immigration to abortion....
  • Top SJW spokesman wants to know why Bernie Sanders doesn’t favor reparations for slavery

    01/20/2016 8:44:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We've spoken about Ta-nehisi Coates a few times previously. Widely considered to be the voice of the Social Justice Warriors, the author of Between the World and Me seems to be the go-to philosopher of everyone from the Black Lives Matter movement to the most hard core liberal enclaves of the media. Given how poorly Bernie Sanders has been doing with black voters in recent polls, it's no shock that Coates might be rushing to the defense of Hillary Clinton as she struggles to stay to the left of the Vermont socialist. And true to form, he seems to be...
  • The Move To Stop Cruz

    01/19/2016 7:58:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Catanese
    Republicans from various corners of the party are signaling their urgent desire to stop Ted Cruz from becoming their presidential nominee, a dueling indication of the Texas senator's formidable political strength as well as his severe likeability deficit within diverse quarters of the GOP. With less than two weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, Cruz is under siege, attempting to fend off attacks on multiple fronts, unite conservatives and hold on to his narrow lead in the state over Donald Trump, who has predicted that a win by him there would induce a cascading effect toward the GOP nomination....
  • Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Basically Endorses Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 2:32:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Of course, to hear Branstad say it, what he actually said was that he hopes Ted Cruz loses. The problem with Branstad's jeremiad against Cruz is that Brandstad is everything that is wrong with both the Republican Party and the political class in the country as a whole. The fecklessness and self-dealing of Terry Branstad would put any fat cat Republican Senator in the caucus to shame. It's the shameless behavior of people like Branstad who have given rise to the Trump/Cruz phenomenon in the first place. Basically, at the end of the day, Republican voters have shown that they...
  • Conservative Activists Ignore Leader, Back Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 1:19:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Charisma News ^ | January 19, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Phyllis Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972 to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making. The goal: that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue and private enterprise. The past 40-plus years have arguably been a testament to the Eagle Forum's success. Recently, Schlafly--while not using the words "I endorse"--effectively endorsed Donald Trump for president just before Christmas. She has doubled down on her sentiments more recently, making the argument to Breitbart News the businessman is the...
  • ‘New York Values’: Cruz’s Strategic Play Against Trump

    01/19/2016 12:02:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    After the GOP debate last Thursday night the big issue was "New York Values" and the next day it looked like New Yorker Donald Trump had dealt with the issue by invoking the shades of the fallen 9/11 heroes. But now it all comes clear to me. "New York Values" is how Ted Cruz intends to take the air out of Donald Trump's balloon. It's obviously a strategic decision that the Cruz campaign has thought long and hard about. They intend to flood the airways with negative ads showing that Donald Trump is, at heart, just a New York liberal...
  • John McCain Finally Ready To Advance First Openly Gay Army Secretary

    01/18/2016 10:03:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Gay Voices ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery, White House and Congressional Correpondent
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) finally set a confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning, who President Barack Obama nominated months ago to be the secretary of the Army. Fanning will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chairs, on Thursday. If confirmed by the full Senate, he will make history as the first openly gay person to fill the post. Fanning has served in a number of senior positions at the Defense Department, and he had been filling in as acting Army secretary since he was nominated in September. But last week, the Pentagon announced Fanning was pulling...
  • Bernie Sanders Will Win Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Here's Why.

    01/18/2016 7:53:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | January 18, 2016 | H.A. Goodman
    Bernie Sanders will win the first four contests of the 2016 Democratic Primary for the same reasons he won the endorsements 170 economists, MoveOn.org and The Nation. Furthermore, Sanders dominated the latest Democratic debate because he's never had to evolve from a conservative vantage point, towards a progressive stance. Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War (calling it a "mistake"), pushed for the Trans Pacific Partnership 45 times, recently supported sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS, and accepted money from prison lobbyists. Yes, prison lobbyists. Clinton was "inclined" to greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline and a spokesman from the...