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  • John Kasich: ‘God Bless’ Illegal Immigrants-Illegal immigrants are “a critical part of our society”

    10/07/2015 6:12:41 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/7/15 | j hahn
    Illegal immigrants are “a critical part of our society” and should be provided a route to amnesty, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich tells a coalition of Hispanic company executives. “For those that are here that have been law abiding, God bless them,” he told the business group, which is a major advocate for expanded immigration. “Then I think the [illegals] should have a path to legalization… I think that can pass,” Kasich said, using one of the euphemisms for granting legal residency to illegal immigrants. The Ohio governor also claimed the illegal immigrants are skilled. The illegals “are a critical...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Ohio Republican voters shift support from Kasich to Trump, Carson

    10/07/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Aurora Advocate ^ | October 7, 2015 | Marc Kovac, Capital Bureau Chief
    Columbus — Gov. John Kasich is no longer the leading Republican presidential candidate among Ohio voters, according to a new poll released Oct. 7. Registered Republican voters in the state have shifted their support to business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who received 23 percent and 18 percent support, respectively, in the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey. Kasich was third with 13 percent, down from 27 percent in August and ending a string of Quinnipiac polls where he was atop the GOP field in his home state. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina were...
  • John Kasich: ‘God Bless’ Illegal Immigrants

    10/07/2015 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Illegal immigrants are “a critical part of our society” and should be provided a route to amnesty, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich tells a coalition of Hispanic company executives. “For those that are here that have been law abiding, God bless them,” he told the business group, which is a major advocate for expanded immigration. “Then I think the [illegals] should have a path to legalization… I think that can pass,” Kasich said, using one of the euphemisms for granting legal residency to illegal immigrants. The Ohio governor also claimed the illegal immigrants are skilled. The illegals “are a critical...
  • Ted Cruz on Syria: We should STOP engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’

    10/07/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz You Tube Account via The Right Scoop ^ | Published on October 7, 2015 by
    Ted Cruz weighed in on Syria this morning and the recent escalation by Russia to support Assad and Iran. He says at this point we should stop trying to bring Sunnis and Shias together to act like brothers and lay down their arms and that we should stop engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’ to train and support. Cruz says our focus should be ISIS and we should target and destroy them with overwhelming air power.Watch: Video
  • John Kasich renews push for strict “green energy” mandates

    10/06/2015 7:14:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When he’s not running for president, Ohio Governor John Kasich is still busy managing the affairs of his state. One of his many duties came to light this week when Kasich came out once again in favor of “unfreezing” the state’s green energy mandates and even pushing for steeper demands on energy consumers. Much of this effort is being driven under the auspices of the curiously named “Ohio Conservative Energy Forum.” (OCEF) At a quick glance, it’s rather difficult to see what is “conservative” about either the group or the policies being pushed forward by the governor. (Fox News)...
  • One-on-One Match-ups - Trump Persuasion Series [Scott Adams {Dilbert}]

    10/05/2015 8:57:08 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Dilbert ^ | October 1, 2015 | Scott Adams
    Warning: This post will generate massive cognitive dissonance in some readers. If you think you can learn from that, please read on. If that prospect makes you uncomfortable, please don’t read it. — If you compare Donald Trump to whoever you have in mind as your ideal president, Trump probably comes up short. There are plenty of qualities one might want in a president that Trump doesn’t have. So I understand why people think he can’t get elected. But Trump will not be running against anyone’s imaginary standard for president. He will run against real people. That’s where things get...
  • Is the Kasich mini-surge over?

    10/05/2015 10:08:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Back when Ohio Governor John Kasich first announced his presidential bid I asked a number of questions regarding his candidacy. While understanding that he likely had a greater chance of carrying Ohio – still important – there seemed to be two big arguments against him. First, he didn’t seem to be taking up a very different lane than some of the other establishment candidates in the race who also had gubernatorial experience and fairly standard, mainstream party positions. Second, he had obvious hits on his track record, including a budget which raised taxes on tobacco and energy as well...
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone — a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees — has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos

    10/04/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Three years ago, Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney’s statement that Russia remained America’s main foe, taunting: “The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”</p> <p>Four years earlier, Obama stood at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to declare all people would join him around a global campfire and end the world’s evils and miseries.</p>
  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply

    10/04/2015 3:48:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    AP Yahoo ^ | 10/2/15 | RIK STEVENS
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk. Campaigning in New Hampshire, the Republican presidential hopeful said the U.S. must send a message that military retaliation is a guarantee, not an idle threat, if conditions are not met. "You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril," Kasich said. "No more red lines, no more looking the other way. If any hostile aircraft should enter that, there...
  • ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK: GOPe in panic mode-Kasich support evaporates & Jeb! numbers drop below Biden IQ

    10/04/2015 2:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Beltway Establishment's secretive plan to hand Jeb Bush the GOP nomination by flooding the zone with candidates (also known as the "GOPe Splitter Strategy") has totally unravelled. Let's start in New Hampshire, where support for John Kasich has fallen off the cliff: The rise of anti-establishment candidates ... have stalled Ohio Gov. John Kasich's momentum in New Hampshire, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows. Kasich, who a month ago sat in second place, behind real estate mogul Donald Trump, does not rank among the Republican presidential field's top 5 this time. Kasich has distinguished himself as a...
  • Trump Leading by 27% in Union Stronghold as Teamsters Want Meeting and Unions Abandon Hillary

    10/03/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | Oct 1, 2015
    Reports say that the influential Teamsters union may snub Hillary Clinton in favor of endorsing a Republican candidate such as Donald Trump for the White House in 2016.Such a move would likely be a notable boost for Republicans with Independents and “Reagan Democrats,” a critical segment of swing-voters that candidates spend millions trying to woo. These “middle of the road” type voters are crucial to winning bellwether regions like Michigan’s Macomb County.Clinton also faces snubs from other powerful unions like the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, refusing to back Hillary as they try to push Vice President Joe Biden into the race.According...
  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: “You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril,” said Governor John Kasich. “No more...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • NEW POLL Shows Donald Trump Expanding Lead on GOP Field (Free Republic Mentioned)

    09/27/2015 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/26/15 | Jim Hoft
    <p>A new poll conducted by Zogby Analytics after last week’s Republican presidential debate on CNN shows Donald Trump leading Dr. Ben Carson by 20 points.</p> <p>According to the survey, conducted September 18-19, made up of 405 likely Republican primary/caucus voters nationwide, Trump garnered the support of 33 percent, which is an increase of 2 percentage points since Zogby’s previous poll. Dr. Ben Carson remains in second place, but dropped 3 points to 13 percent.</p>
  • NH Poll Shows Trump Up, Bush Falling, And Sanders Widening Lead

    09/25/2015 8:30:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
    For the GOP field, the poll shows that new frontrunners have emerged: Donald Trump still leads with 26 percent of likely Republican primary voters casting their choice with the billionaire, but he's now followed by Carly Fiorina at 16 percent, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 9 percent, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 8 percent. Jeb Bush has fallen to fifth in the pack with 7 percent, which ties him with John Kasich. The favorability ratings for the GOP field also spell a very dismal outlook for Bush. Fiorina tops Republican contenders when it comes to favorable public opinion: Sixty-two...
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • Cruz, Kasich on Mackinac Island: Same party, different procedure

    09/19/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WXMI-TV Fox 17 ^ | September 19, 2015 | Josh Sidorowicz
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Back-to-back appearances on the main stage for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich during Saturday’s keynote lunch speeches at the Michigan Republican Leadership Conference provided contrast for how the two presidential hopefuls are approaching their races to the White House. Speaking first during the packed Saturday lunch on the island, Cruz told the crowd of about 1,000 that “if you see a candidate that Washington embraces, run and hide.” What followed was an audacious agenda the senator laid out for his very first day in office, including taking direct aim at President Obama...
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • Donald Trump Extends Lead in First Post-Debate Poll;Viewed as “Most Presidential”(Trump 29% Ben 14%)

    09/20/2015 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 20th, 2015 10:11 am | Jim Hoft
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump extended his lead in the first prominent post-debate poll released by NBC News Sunday. Post debate NBC poll: Trump 29% Carson 14% Carly 11% Jeb 8% Cruz 7% Rubio 7% Rand 3% Christie 3% Walker 3% Kasich 2% — Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny) September 20, 2015 Trump was also viewed as “most presidential” among the GOP candidates. NBC News reported: More than a third of Republican voters say that Carly Fiorina performed best in the Wednesday night debate on CNN. But debate performances don’t translate into vote preference overnight, and Donald Trump maintains his position at...
  • Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Michigan Republican gathering on Mackinac Island

    09/20/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — Rand Paul won the presidential preference straw poll this weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biennial gather of more than 2,000 Michigan Republicans. With 785 attendees voting, the U.S. Senator from Kentucky received 22 percent of the vote in the MIRS/Detroit News straw poll. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina finished second at 15 percent. Each of the top five vote-getters spoke at the island event, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich (13.7 percent), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (13 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9.7 percent). John Yob, national political director and Michigan...
  • Live Stream: Ted Cruz at Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference around 11 am CT.

    09/19/2015 8:53:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    Michigan Republican Party ^ | September 19, 2015
    12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch ProgramFeaturing: Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich Live Stream
  • Ted Cruz Schools John Kasich on the Horrendous Iran Deal

    09/18/2015 5:14:51 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-18-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    A lot has been said and written about this week’s presidential debate hosted by CNN. Many people have focused on exchanges between Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump, or between Rand Paul and The Donald, and between Chris Christie and the two ‘outsiders.’ Of course there was also the confrontation between Trump and Jeb Bush. Great: all good, interesting exchanges. One exchange that hasn’t nearly received the attention it deserves though, is a debate between Ohio Governor John Kasich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The subject: the nuclear deal with Iran. This deal is perhaps the most horrific deal ever made...
  • Cruz, Bush and Kasich Back De-Funding Planned Parenthood During GOP Debate [KASICH BS ALERT]

    09/17/2015 1:52:23 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 9 replies ^ | 9-17-2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Three of the Republican presidential candidates said during last night’s debate that they want to see the Planned Parenthood abortion business de-funded. The debate came on the same week that the Center for Medical Progress released it’s 10th video in a series exposing the abortion corporation selling aborted babies and their body parts for research. Senator Ted Cruz has been leading the charge to force Democrats to shut down the federal government if Planned Parenthood is not de-funded. “We shouldn’t be sending $500 million of taxpayer money to funding an ongoing criminal enterprise, and I’ll tell you, the fact that...
  • Two Winners and Four Losers in CNN’s GOP Debate

    09/17/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/17/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Here’s my 10-minute summary of the CNN Republican debate (which should have been renamed the CNN-Pssst-did-you-hear-that-nasty-thing-one-Republican-said-about-another-Republican debate):The Winners: Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina were the two standouts in Wednesday’s debate.Rubio brought an appealing mix of the common touch and tough talk on foreign policy to the debate stage. Unlike some other candidates, he didn’t seem like he was elbowing his way into the debate, so it “felt” like he was a featured speaker. He sounded like the grownup in the room when he tussled with Trump on foreign policy. Trump grimaced and rolled his eyes, but offered no substantive...
  • Iowa View: Fiorina, Rubio, Christie and Cruz on top after debate

    09/17/2015 12:29:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    USA Today | September 17, 2015 | Steve Deace, Iowa talk radio host
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  • Candidates With Most to Gain and Lose in Debate Wednesday Night

    09/16/2015 11:41:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gallup ^ | September 16, 2015 | Frank Newport
    Tonight's GOP debate, to be broadcast on CNN, will almost certainly enjoy the type of record ratings generated by the previous debate on the Fox News Channel. The 11 candidates on the main stage will again have a potent opportunity to change how they are perceived by the Republican electorate -- one of the main purposes of these media events. What follows are my nominations for challenges faced by specific candidates on a number of dimensions leading into the debate. Most to Gain in Terms of Name Identification The first debate worked significantly to the advantage of Ben Carson, Carly...
  • FACT CHECK: John Kasich’s Attack on Ted Cruz’s Government Shutdown Rings False

    09/16/2015 8:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 16, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Wednesday night’s debate for being willing to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood. But Kasich previously loved government shutdowns. Kasich said that there are ways for governors to defund Planned Parenthood in their own states, but he strongly criticized the idea of a government shutdown. Kasich said that a shutdown would not accomplish anything and would only inflame people against Republicans. Kasich cited his own efforts to balance the budget, as House Budget Chairman in 1995 under Speaker Newt Gingrich, as an accomplishment that could be...
  • Kasich in debate wants to bow to Iran

    09/16/2015 5:43:42 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 32 replies
    none | 9/16/15
    He says we will 'punish' them if they do not live up to agreement. Note to Kasich: DO NOT TRUST THEM, EVER.
  • Poll: Trump commands lead in Iowa, N.H. and S.C. (Cruz in third in IA, SC)

    09/13/2015 4:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2015 | Curt Mills
    With Ben Carson still on his tail, Donald Trump nonetheless holds his lead in Iowa, while opening up commanding leads in New Hampshire and South Carolina. According to a new poll out from CBS News/YouGov, Trump leads Carson 40-12 in New Hampshire, 36-21 in South Carolina, and 29-25 in Iowa. Ted Cruz comes in third in Iowa and South Carolina with 10 and 6 percent, and John Kasich comes third in New Hampshire with 9 percent of the vote, in a poll of likely Republican primary votes. In perhaps a telling sign of why Trump, who leads the Washington Examiner's...
  • Stu Rothenberg Becoming a Trump Believer

    09/11/2015 1:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | September 9, 2015 | Rick Moran
    One of the most knowledgeable and respected political analysts in the country has changed his mind about Donald Trump, now believing the real estate tycoon is for real and is in it for the long haul. Stuart Rothenberg first thought that “once Iowa Republicans start to see the caucuses as an opportunity to select the next president, rather than an opportunity to express their frustration and anger, they will turn away from Trump (and other outsiders) and toward politically experienced, mainstream contenders.” But with the recent rise in Trump’s favorable rating, and after speaking with GOP strategists in Iowa, Rothenberg...
  • Quinnipiac poll of Iowa: Trump leads with 27% as Scott Walker crashes to … tenth place

    09/11/2015 10:58:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Tenth farking place. Three months ago, I would have told you that a midwestern evangelical governor with Scott Walker’s record could stay home in Wisconsin and never campaign and still do no worse than, say, third in Iowa. Remember, this is supposed to be Walker’s must-win early state. Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac...
  • Trent Lott rips Ted Cruz for standing his ground, compares to Elizabeth Warren

    12/04/2014 7:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | December 4, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    First Democrats, now a former Senate GOP leader is attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for standing his ground instead of compromising on key issues. Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader from Mississippi and now a lobbyist, dubbed Cruz one of the “problems” in the Senate and urged incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly “co-opt” new Republican senators before Cruz and others in the “Far Right” deputize them. “There are problems,” said Lott, pushing bipartisanship at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “Yes, we’ve got the Ted Cruzes in the Republican Party, and we’ve got Elizabeth...
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasn’t always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now he’s a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long — unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the “Young Turks.” They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • Fiorina to join prime-time debate as CNN lists Wednesday’s lineup

    09/10/2015 9:52:40 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 61 replies
    SeattleTimes ^ | September 10, 2015 at 8:22 pm | Steve Peoples
    Sharing the stage with Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina at next week’s Republican presidential debate will be Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and John Kasich. WASHINGTON — Eleven Republican presidential candidates have qualified for next week’s prime-time debate, a slate that features the full diversity of the GOP’s 2016 class and is believed to be the largest group to share a presidential-debate stage in modern political history. The candidates scheduled to meet for Wednesday’s prime-time affair, announced Thursday night by debate host CNN, will include former technology executive Carly...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’—but Reality, Not So Much

    09/09/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    The great lie of the summer has been the Black Lives Matter movement. It was founded on one falsehood—that a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrender—and it is perpetuated by another: that trigger-happy cops are filling our morgues with young black men. The reality is that Michael Brown is dead because he robbed a convenience store, assaulted a uniformed officer and then made a move for the officer’s gun. The reality is that a cop is six times more likely to be killed by someone black than the reverse. The reality is that...
  • A Significant Reassessment of the GOP Race

    09/09/2015 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Roll CaLL ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Republican Donald Trump isn’t going away anytime soon, I now believe. That assessment doesn’t mean I think Trump is the favorite for the Iowa caucuses or the GOP nomination, but it does reflect a fundamental shift in my thinking. I can no longer say that with any certainty, though it remains the single most likely outcome. Trump’s favorable rating jumped from 27 percent in the May Selzer & Company’s Iowa Poll for the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics to 61 percent in the August 23-25 Selzer survey. At the same time, his unfavorable rating dropped from 63 percent to...
  • The Truth About the 2016 Race

    09/07/2015 2:22:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/15 | Larry J. Sabato , Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley Read more:
    The rise of Donald Trump might represent some massive sea change in American politics—but it’s far more likely he will fade long before the primary season does. Thanks to Trump, August was a blockbuster month for the political press, but most of what is happening now won’t decide who is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017 -snip- #7. Trump is still unlikely to be the nominee. We’re not disputing that Donald Trump is the clear polling frontrunner on the GOP side, or that he has struck a chord with millions of voters unimpressed with politicians that “talk rather than do.”...
  • NBC News Poll: Donald Trump Dominates As Jeb Bush Implodes

    09/06/2015 6:44:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/6/15 | KATIE MCHUGH
    Current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump maintains a strong lead in New Hampshire, while establishment pick Jeb Bush has steadily lost support in the early-voting Granite State, says the new NBC News/Marist poll. Trump is 16 percentage points ahead of his closest competitor, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and has 28 percent of likely Republican voters backing him. Dr. Ben Carson came in third place with 11 percent of the vote, while Bush dropped to fourth place at eight percent. Bush has lost almost half his supporters in New Hampshire since July, when he was in second place behind Trump with 14...
  • Kasich: Syrian war could be over if we funded Al Qaeda

    09/07/2015 5:29:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 9/7/15 | Ed Straker
    In Revenge of the Sith, the emperor replaces Count Dooku, his elderly apprentice played by Christopher Lee, with a younger, more vigorous apprentice with puppydog eyes named Anakin Skywalker. It looks like GOP insiders and the Chamber of Commerce crowd have done much the same thing. Bush was supposed to be their anointed candidate but is faltering, and their backup candidate, Chris Christie, seems stuck in the polls. So they have chosen a new and more powerful apprentice for Bush, in the form of John Kasich. Kasich is starting to gain traction in New Hampshire, which is filled with refugees...
  • Fiorina: GOP Leaders ‘Should Go’ if They Don’t Pass Anti-Abortion Bill

    09/07/2015 5:23:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 9/6/15 | Zeke J. Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Sunday she is disappointed in congressional GOP leadership, arguing that if they don’t move swiftly to pass conservative legislation, they “should go.” Mentioning Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell by name, Fiorina said at a campaign stop in Bedford, N.H., that the Republican leaders haven’t done enough since the 2014 election. Fiorina said the Republican-controlled Congress should pass bills to institute a 20-week abortion ban and defund Planned Parenthood, secure the border, and rein in government regulations regardless of whether President Obama threatens to veto the legislation, adding...
  • Marist/NBC: Trump +7 in Iowa, Trump +16 in NH

    09/06/2015 11:55:43 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 63 replies
    Meanwhile, in the Republican presidential race, Donald Trump now holds a seven-point lead in Iowa and a 16-point one in New Hampshire. In the Hawkeye State, Trump gets the support from 29 percent of potential GOP caucus-goers, while Ben Carson receives 22 percent. There's a steep drop off after that: Jeb Bush gets 6 percent; Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul and Scott Walker get 5 percent; and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are at 4 percent. In July, Walker was ahead of the Iowa Republican field at 19 percent, Trump was second at 17 percent and Bush was third...
  • NBC News Poll: Donald Trump Dominates as Jeb Bush Implodes

    09/06/2015 10:53:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Katie McHugh
    Current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump maintains a strong lead in New Hampshire, while establishment pick Jeb Bush has steadily lost support in the early-voting Granite State, says the new NBC News/Marist poll. Trump is 16 percentage points ahead of his closest competitor, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and has 28 percent of likely Republican voters backing him.Dr. Ben Carson came in third place with 11 percent of the vote, while Bush dropped to fourth place at eight percent.
  • Kasich on Same Sex Marriage: I’m Afraid GOP is Turning Young People Away From God [VIDEO]

    09/06/2015 9:48:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, discussed Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis being jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses and said of the Republican Party continuing to fight over same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court ruling could turn people off “to the idea of faith in God.”
  • The Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton: Cancel the Wedding?

    09/06/2015 9:08:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 6, 2015 | Bill Kristol
    A few people have asked me to elaborate on the thought I tried hurriedly to express at the end of the This Week roundtable. Here it is: Republicans have a problem, while Democrats have a crisis. Clinton, Hillary Republicans have had an exciting summer fling with Donald Trump, and are about to embark on a fall romance with Ben Carson. It will be little delicate to unwind those relationships. But it will happen, I believe—probably sooner rather than later (I'd bet against either Trump or Carson winning a primary). When it comes down to selecting a nominee, the GOP finalists...
  • Kasich on Ky. clerk: 'She has to comply’

    09/06/2015 11:58:27 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 133 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 06, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that state marriage clerks should issue same-sex marriage licenses even if they morally oppose the practice. Kasich added that government employees are responsible for obeying the law upon assuming their positions. “Now, I respect the fact that this lady doesn’t agree, but she’s also a government employee,” he said of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is currently jailed in Kentucky for being in contempt of court after refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates “She’s not running a church,” Kasich told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “I wouldn’t force this on...
  • John Kasich sits at second place in new NBC News/Marist New Hampshire poll

    09/06/2015 12:11:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies ^ | September 06, 2015 | Henry J. Gomez
    Kasich has built a strong foundation in New Hampshire. A super political action committee, or super PAC, has spent millions of dollars to promote him on television there. And he visits frequently. Kasich held several town hall-style forums there last week and will return Monday for a two-day swing that includes a Labor Day parade and house party hosted by former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. When NBC News/Marist last checked in on New Hampshire, Kasich had climbed to fourth, behind Trump, Bush and Walker. Since then other polls have shown him surpassing Bush, who is about to hit the state's...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ‘Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates…. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trump’s annihilation – national polls...