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  • Insiders: Ted Cruz will capture Wisconsin - Democrats expect a Bernie Sanders victory.

    04/01/2016 3:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 194 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 1, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    Ted Cruz will deal Donald Trump an emphatic defeat in Wisconsin next week. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus – a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 10 key battleground states. Nearly nine-in-10 Republicans in those states chose Cruz as the likely winner of next Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary. Among Democrats, Caucus members by a nearly two-to-one margin predicted Bernie Sanders would defeat Hillary Clinton. In the Republican race, insiders said Cruz has surged ahead of Trump in Wisconsin thanks to GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement and an electorate that isn’t as favorable to Trump as those in other...
  • Conservative[?] activists plot to stop Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2016
    A group of conservative activists huddled behind closed doors Thursday at a Washington hotel to plot strategy to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump , including calling for a unity ticket to oppose him and a floor fight at the GOP convention to deny him the nomination. The meeting was led by conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson, a longtime outspoken critic of Mr. Trump . “We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement,...
  • LIMBAUGH: Mitt Romney’s Dad Did the Same Thing to Goldwater in 1964 as He did to Trump (Video)

    03/06/2016 7:41:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/06/16 | Jim Hoft
    Rush Limbaugh went on FOX News Sunday to discuss the contentious Republican primary and recent developments including Mitt Romney’s scurrilous attacks on Donald Trump this week.Rush Limbaugh told Chris Wallace – while Mitt Romney was listening – that Mitt did the same thing to Trump as his father did to Barry Goldwater in 1964. Chris Wallace: Let’s start with Mitt Romney’s speech this week in which he basically joined the anybody but Trump movement. You say that that is going to backfire with Trump supporters and other voters are going to see it as the establishment trying to tell them...
  • Why Last Saturday's Political Conclave of Evangelical Leaders Was Dangerous

    01/19/2012 1:11:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/19/2012 | David Neff
    The 150 evangelical leaders who met behind closed doors on January 14 to anoint a Republican candidate for President were wise not to have invited me. I believe that Christians have an urgent duty to engage the social, economic, and moral threats to a healthy society. That requires a wide variety of political action. However, one thing it doesn't call for is playing kingmaker and powerbroker. By conspiring to throw their weight behind a single evangelical-friendly candidate, they fed the widespread perception that evangelicalism's main identifying feature is right-wing political activism focused on abortion and homosexuality. In truth, it is...
  • All of the candidates except Gingrich, Romney and Paul should drop out before Iowa

    12/01/2011 5:54:03 PM PST · by TBBT · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/1/2011 | The Tech Guys
    The Newt Surge is official. Over the last week, Gingrich’s Intrade odds of winning the nomination rose from 16% to 39%. Romney has faded a little but still leads with 47% odds. No one else is above 5% odds. The polls are even more stunning. Rasmussen shows Gingrich leading 38%-17% in a national poll. Real Clear Politics lists polls with Gingrich leading Romney by 15-30 points in Florida, South Carolina and Iowa, and trailing Romney by only 10 points in New Hampshire. In the general election match-up, Rasmussen has Gingrich leading Obama by 2% and Romney trailing Obama by 6%....
  • Tea Party’s rise could undercut mainstream GOP (and the problem is what?)

    05/29/2010 7:57:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 601+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/30/2010 | Susan Milligan
    WASHINGTON — The Tea Party movement is energizing elements of the Republican Party and fanning an anti-Washington fervor, but the biggest beneficiaries in the midterm elections, pollsters and political analysts say, could be the main target of their anger: Democrats. From North Carolina and Kentucky to Colorado and Nevada, candidates backed by Tea Party activists are making strong showings in primaries and opinion polls. Some of their campaigns, however, threaten to undercut GOP efforts to attract independents and moderates, prized voting factions in the general election. “Republicans are definitely doing Democrats a favor if they nominate these Tea Party candidates,’’...
  • Hold the Champagne on Military Commissions – It’s a Head Fake

    03/05/2010 6:32:36 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 490+ views
    NRO ^ | March 05, 2010 | andy McCarthy
    The Washington Post article that Dan posted about last night is a head fake. President Obama is not caving on military commissions. He has already caved on them: He failed (thankfully) to abolish them, Congress enacted legislation endorsing them again in 2009, and the administration has already directed a commission trial for the Cole bombers. The real agenda here is to close Gitmo. That’s the ball to keep your eye on. The Post is trying to soften the opposition to shuttering the detention camp by portraying beleaguered, reasonable Obama as making a great compromise that will exasperate the Left. The...
  • The Road Already Taken

    07/10/2008 2:04:33 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 41+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 6, 2008 | James Reston Jr.
    The importance of Kingmakers for a wide American audience emerges slowly. At first, the book appears to be a quaint reminiscence of eccentric and often familiar British colonials of the early 20th century, strutting across Middle Eastern deserts in pith helmets, instructing the benighted native tribesmen about the fundamentals of governing. But as this beautifully written and researched book proceeds, it becomes abundantly clear that these skilled English soldier-diplomats are the progenitors of (and in some cases, role models for) the current crop of American diplomats and soldiers on the same turf. The issues that this country is now debating...