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  • Education Expert: Political Elites Only See Children As Cogs In A Machine

    11/08/2015 8:04:38 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Joy Pullmann, a nationally-recognized education expert, claims that "normal people in fly-over country" feel exploited by cultural and political elites who have moved from not listening to the people, to exploiting them. What worries the education expert - who is now the managing editor of The Federalist - the most about a Hillary Clinton presidency is "the distaste factor" stemming from the former secretary of state raising her child with nannies. According to Pullmann, Hillary is "so out of touch" with so little to share with parents. Pullmann continues in the exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation by...
  • Lincoln Chafee withdraws from Democratic 2016 race

    10/23/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2015 | Fox News
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee withdrew Friday from the Democratic presidential race, further narrowing the already thin field of competitors facing front-runner Hillary Clinton. Chafee, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls, announced his decision at a Women's Leadership Forum conference where other candidates also were speaking. "After much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," Chafee said, while reminding the audience of his "prosperity through peace" campaign slogan. Appealing for less U.S. military intervention abroad, he said: "I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance...
  • WATCH: Star Parker On Just How Much ĎBlacks Lives Matterí to Democrats

    10/17/2015 2:27:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Star Parker appeared on CNN the morning after the Democratic candidate debate to discuss just how much liberals care about black lives. The other guest was Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clintonís former campaign manager. And Star didnít waste time getting to the bottom line. ďWell, we had five, white, wealthy liberals trying to convince us ó to one-up each other ó that black lives matter so much to them that theyíre going to do more of the same: big government. Theyíre going to have more policy to trap them in poor communities. Theyíre going to have more policies to trap...
  • Democrats Debate: Two Hours Iíll Never Get Back

    10/15/2015 5:41:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Itís over. The Democratic Partyís first debate just ended, and my main takeaway is how sad it is that the party of JFK has been reduced to five elderly white people arguing over who can out nut-job each other. For all his problems, Kennedy was a tax-cutting anti-communist who loved and defended this country whose values have no place in todayís Democratic Party. I donít know what country those candidates were talking about, but it sounds awful. It has a rigged system that keeps down minorities, women, gays, men, aliens, animals, trees, anything living and most things dead. But somehow...
  • Pressure on Clinton to keep rivals at bay -- and Biden on sidelines -- in 1st debate

    10/13/2015 9:30:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | October 12, 2015 | Staff
    Frontrunner Clinton prepares to debate surging Sanders Hillary Clinton faces heavy pressure during the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday to outperform primary rivals cutting into her lead and perhaps keep her biggest potential challenger on the sidelines. Vice President Biden, still mulling a bid, is not expected to be on stage in Las Vegas. But heíll surely be watching as the former secretary of state spars in person for the first time with her 2016 Democratic opponents. And those candidates have not been shy about casting Clinton as a calculating candidate swaying with the political winds. Most recently, Clinton has...
  • Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz Thinks Women Will Really Believe This

    10/12/2015 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm telling you, Snerdley, do not discount this. We've been making this mistake now since the early nineties. The left will go out, the Democrats, somebody will say something just totally outrageous, like all these clowns that predicted the end of the earth in ten years if we didn't clean up the oceans, or name your prediction. Twenty years ago, or 40 years ago, if we didn't fix global warming in 20 years we weren't gonna be able to inhabit the East Coast, all of these things. Or take this food's gonna kill you, that food's gonna save you,...
  • Why Bernie Sanders isnít going to be president, in five words

    10/12/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's an exchange from Bernie Sanders's appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday: CHUCK TODD: Are you a capitalist? @BernieSanders: No. I'm a Democratic Socialist. And, in those five words, Sanders showed why ó no matter how much energy there is for him on the liberal left ó he isn't getting elected president. Why? Because Democrat or Republican (or independent), capitalism remains a pretty popular concept ó especially when compared to socialism. A 2011 Pew Research Center survey showed that 50 percent of people had a favorable view of capitalism, while 40 percent had an unfavorable one. Of socialism, just...
  • Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it!

    10/12/2015 9:34:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2015 | David Martosko
    Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it! 'I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep,' Trump told a Fox News audience Claimed 'a person at CNN' said that 'we have to put Donald Trump in this debate. We're going to die with it' First two GOP debates drew 24 million and 23 million viewers, largely on the strength of Trump's participation Hammered Obama for '60 Minutes' appearance: 'I watched his performance last night and I thought it was terrible' Tuesday's first...
  • Star Parker On Just How Much ĎBlacks Lives Matterí to Democrats

    10/17/2015 10:08:09 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 19 replies
    Black Community News ^ | October 15, 2015 by News Editor | October 15, 2015 by News EditorStarr Parker
    Star Parker appeared on CNN the morning after the Democratic candidate debate to discuss just how much liberals care about black lives. The other guest was Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clintonís former campaign manager. And Star didnít waste time getting to the bottom line. ďWell, we had five, white, wealthy liberals trying to convince us ó to one-up each other ó that black lives matter so much to them that theyíre going to do more of the same: big government. Theyíre going to have more policy to trap them in poor communities. Theyíre going to have more policies to trap...
  • Poll: Who won the October 13 Democratic debate?

    10/14/2015 10:59:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | October 14, 2015
    If you want to vote in this poll, click the link.
  • Donald Trump 32% Crushes GOP Field In Latest New Hampshire Gravis PollingÖ

    10/09/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 9, 2015 | Sundance
    The latest New Hampshire poll shows a far more engaged electorate continuing to be a thorn in the side of the 2015/16 GOPe scheme to anoint Jeb Bush. In addition, the ruse candidates, Fiorina and Rubio have exhausted their media-fueled surge and remain static alongside Jeb Bush at 8%.John Kasichís ground game and almost exclusive attention to New Hampshire has garnered him a position just above Jeb, Carly and Marco. However, the vulgarians are determined to Make America Great Again!Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,035 registered voters in New Hampshire regarding the presidential election...
  • Yes, there are other people running besides Donald Trump

    10/10/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rob Jenkins
    After my last two columns on Donald Trump, several people have written to ask what I think about some of the other Republican presidential candidates. So I thought Iíd address that question this week. Hey, Iím nothing if not responsive to my readers. Please excuse me if I donít mention everyone. Iíve only got 500 words. Ben Carson. No question, Dr. Carson is manifestly the smartest person in the race, on either side. His slogan should be, ďItís just politics, folks. Not brain surgery.Ē I donít necessarily agree with him on every issue, but I believe heís a man of...
  • Georgia voters throw their peanuts to Trump (Peanut Poll @ Georgia National Fair in Perry)

    10/09/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Of nearly 460 people who voted, about 38 percent cast a peanut for Trump. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, came in second with about 24 percent of the peanuts. Nearly all candidates - even Joe Biden, who has not announced whether heíll run - found fans at the fair. Lincoln Chafee, the former U.S. senator and governor of Rhode Island, was ďstill looking for his first vote,Ē noted guest announcer Gary Black, the stateís agriculture commissioner. For that matter, so were Republicans Georgia Pataki and Jim Gilmore. For Democrats, Hillary Clinton ended the day with 64 legumes stacked up in...
  • 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...
  • Rhode Island Averts Pension Disaster Without Raising Taxes

    09/25/2015 3:40:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 25 Sept 2015 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    But Ms. Raimondo was able to revamp her stateís pension system, keeping some of the traditional structure while lowering the cost, and surviving lawsuits by workers and retirees who called her moves unconstitutional. Mr. Emanuelís attempts to rein in pension costs, in contrast, have been thrown out by a judge, leading to his appeal this week for a big tax increase

    09/19/2015 9:59:49 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 82 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | September 19, 2015 | soopermexican
    While the press has been completely obsessed by el Trumpo so that they can damage and dismantle the Republican party, they have tried their best to ignore the growing mutiny in the Democrat party. But it burst into their faces Saturday morning when the Democrat National Committee chair, Debbsters Whats-her-face Schultz was HECKLED by an entire crowd demanding more debates among the leftist presidential candidates
  • 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 ĎSplodey Heads For The Anti-Trump AdvocatesÖ. 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 Trumpís annihilation Ė national polls...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitanoís Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channelís Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Foolís Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitanoís core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation ó and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried ó so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obamaís chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • Itís too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clintonís 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: Itís too late to start over. As in, thereís no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your partyís front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden ó even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, itís only August! The Iowa caucuses wonít be until February! Thatís, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isnít as simple as announcing that youíve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement

    08/15/2015 9:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Loconte
    There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthoodís sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural leaders ó especially religious leaders ó is a story about the corruption, and potential renewal, of Western civilization. Today weíre told there is no other way to achieve the research results we desire, because fetal tissue is a ďuniquely rich sourceĒ of stem cells, which provide invaluable clues to human development. Second, weíre led to believe that research on aborted babies...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillaryís $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News‚Äô Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn‚Äôt generate much respect from Hillary Clinton‚Äôs target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was ‚Äúrelatable,‚ÄĚ others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • O'Malley: Sparse debate schedule 'undemocratic' (Outrage before the coronation?)

    08/10/2015 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is keeping pressure on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to increase the number of Democratic presidential debates. "We're making a big mistake, as Democrats, if we try to limit debate and have an undemocratic process," O'Malley said Monday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." "Shame on us as a party if the DNC tries to limit debate and prevents us from being able to put forward a better path for our people that will make the economy work for all of us again," he said. O'Malley ó who trails front-runner Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders...
  • MSM Fails to Note that #SorosMoneyMatters Only Targeting Hillary Opponents

    08/09/2015 10:25:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 9, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if the Koch brothers had financed a group that was regularly disrupting and shutting down events of candidates that they opposed. Does anybody doubt that the Koch connection would come up in the first paragraph, if not the first sentence, of most news stories about such disruptions? Yet somehow, complete silence from the MSM on the connection of George Soros to #BlackLivesMatter†even though he is the providing most of the finances to that organization. Also mysterious is how the MSM also fails to note that Hillary Clinton, whom Soros supports, has not had her events disrupted by #SorosMoneyMatters (also...
  • America Tires of Hillary Again

    08/04/2015 1:19:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Fox poll out yesterday, last night shows Donald Trump is just soaring. Trump is gaining ground on everybody in the GOP field and over Hillary. It's a Fox News poll, NBC poll, and in both of these polls, Hillary, the bottom is starting to fall out identically, exactly as it started to happen in 2008. And that's why the Democrats are starting to push out these stories about what a great guy Biden is and those gaffes that he makes, why, they just make him more lovable. That's old Joe. Telling the guy in a wheelchair to...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary ĎWill Die A Death Of A Thousand Cutsí [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 65 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBCís Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Bidenís consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clintonís track record will cause her and the Democrats to ďdie a death of a thousand cuts,Ē yet Biden is ďan inspirational figureĒ that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in í08 with all kinds of baggageÖ Thereís going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • Hillary's Such a Terrible Candidate, Obama's Talking About a Third Term

    07/28/2015 3:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Craig in Scarsdale, New York. Great to have you on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I can't believe all these reporters out there who are just dumping on Trump. It's unbelievable. They gotta go back 30 years to find something that can actually stick to this guy. RUSH: No, no. They have to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: I'm sorry? RUSH: They had to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: To make up something. And not just that. Why don't we go back 30 years and look...
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but itís not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders ó because the Vermont senator is a proud ďDemocratic socialist.Ē [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNNís Carol Costello after she called Sanders a ďsocialist,Ē telling her the senator is a ďDemocratic socialist.Ē ďI think thereís a lot to like in that title,Ē he gushed.
  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governorís races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left ó its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch ó is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didnít fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • Ted Cruz Sells His Soul to to Frackers for $15 Million

    07/25/2015 7:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 25, 2015 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    While Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are bringing in a sizeable number of donations of under $100, Republicans have been going for the big money, like the huge score Ted Cruz just made from a pair of Texas frackers. Even so, on July 16, Newsmax made a big deal of Hillary receiving donations from wealthy individuals, with the headline, ďHillary Clintonís Donations From Hedge Fund Titans Exceed Republicans.Ē Those Democrats are such elitists! You donít want to be drinking milk when you read these things, at least not without a bib. And here the Texas Messiah, Ted Cruz, just hauled...
  • Headstones for veterans' graves plundered to build carport floor

    07/25/2015 6:02:12 PM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Rein
    When headstones on the graves of fallen servicemen crack or fade with age, they're hauled away to be honorably destroyed. Then the Department of Veterans Affairs replaces them. But at veterans' cemetery in Rhode Island, an employee who was supposed to be taking care of the graves pillaged more than 150 granite headstones, many of them still inscribed with the names of the veterans. Then he took the markers home to build a floor for his carport. When investigators arrived at Kevin Maynard's house in Charlestown, R.I., this spring, they came upon an eerie scene, according to a federal affadavit:...
  • Hillary Clintonís Unfavorable Rating Higher Than Those of All Her 2016 Democratic Rivals

    07/25/2015 2:02:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Hillary Clintonís favorable rating has sunk to a new low as that of her 2016 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has doubled since March. A Gallup poll released Friday demonstrates that the share of Americans with a favorable view of Clinton has declined from 48 percent in April when she first announced her presidential campaign to 43 percent today. Meanwhile, Sanders is enjoying an incredible surge; the Vermont senatorís favorable rating has doubled since Gallup tested it in March, jumping from 12 to 24 percent. Unfortunately for Clinton, her unfavorable rating has been rising. The share of Americans holding...
  • Lincoln Chafee: Awful Bad, Awful Sad

    07/25/2015 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    For the first time in national history, a Rhode Island native son is running for President: Lincoln Chafee. ďStumblingĒ is more accurate, since shortly after declaring an exploratory committee, he fumbled into making himself a full-fledged candidate, and all the campaign finance hoopla which accompanies it. A one-term Republican US Senator, then one-term Independent Governor, Chafee entered the 2016 Presidential Election as a Democrat. Confused? Cable news program Common Sense openly derided his ambitions: ďAre you kidding me?Ē MSNBC took his campaign seriously enough, asked him serious questions, and Chafee already looked like a deer in headlights. Joining the repeal...
  • Itís not Dixieís fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners arenít responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools ó those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities ó is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • The Daily 202: Bernieís base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIXóBernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sandersí inability to control the audience Ė he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them Ė underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa ó Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Itís time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, itís clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Itís time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, itís clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clintonís stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Voters see Hillary as more extreme than all GOP presidential candidates

    07/15/2015 4:49:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/14/2015 | John Merline
    Ask any journalist or pundit to name the most out-of-the-mainstream candidates in the presidential race, and you're almost certain to hear names on the Republican side of the aisle ó people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. But it turns the real extremists are the ones leading the pack for the Democratic nomination ó at least in the public's mind.
  • Rhode Islandís Chafee largely funding his own 2016 bid

    07/13/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 1:26 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Donors have given just $30,000 to Lincoln Chafeeís Democratic run for president, leading him to acknowledge that Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders is filling the role he hoped to play in the 2016 contest. Chafee lent his campaign $364,000, according to federal campaign finance filings. The former Rhode Island governor trails by a wide margin in fundraising. The campaign for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said it raised $45 million since mid-April, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, has raised $15 million since he joined the race in late April. ďI always thought that there was fundraising potential for an honest progressive...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo BarberŠ
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis ó now freely available online as an Editorsí Choice article ó...
  • Greenfield: The Democrats Have the Worst Presidential Candidates in America

    06/15/2015 8:29:55 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, June 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 The Democrats Have the Worst Presidential Candidates in America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 15 And itís true that the Republican Party is burdened with a surplus of overqualified candidates with name recognition; successful governors, smart young senators and even a celebrated surgeon and CEO. Meanwhile the Democratic Partyís ďinevitableĒ candidate is inevitably generating financial scandals faster than her husband generated his inevitable sex scandals. Competing against her is Senator Bernie Sanders who is currently discussing 90 percent tax rates and why he believes women want to be raped. His winning campaign...
  • Hillary takes the reins of Democratic Party after Obama defeat

    06/13/2015 11:42:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | June 13, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    Hillary Clinton's Saturday campaign reboot isn't just her first public rally. Coming a day after President Obama suffered an embarrassing legislative defeat, it is a changing of the guard for the Democratic Party. Make no mistake: while House Republicans also voted overwhelmingly against the president on a key trade bill Friday, it was his fellow Democrats who handed him the most stinging rebuke. Just 40 Democrats out of 188 voted with Obama. Nearly 80 percent of House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, went against him. A mere two of the 10 Democrats representing Obama's home state of Illinois in...
  • A Notorious Gun-Grabber May Be Waiting in the Wings as Hillaryís Campaign Implodes

    06/13/2015 9:29:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/12/2015 | Debra Heine
    So whoís waiting in the wings with a humongous bankroll and a proven history of enforcing the type of big-government policies the Democrat faithful love? Click to the next page to find out. Öwhen that time finally comes, and the inevitable euthanasia of Hillary Clintonís political ambitions finally materializes, it wonít be Sanders who benefits. Nor will the other Lilliputian Democrat hopefuls, like Jim Webb, Lincoln Chaffee or Martin OíMalley. Itís going to be Mike Bloomberg.
  • With Hillary as front-runner, Mike needs to step in [What planet is this guy living on?]

    06/13/2015 3:13:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Times Ledger ^ | June 13, 2015 | Tom Allon, president of City & State NY, 2013 Republican and Liberal Party-backed mayoral candidate
    Iím a Democrat and I am very concerned about the upcoming presidential election. Our countryís ability to tackle all kinds of inequalityóracial, gender, economic and the list goes onólargely hinges on the outcome of the 2016 election, and on whether or not Democrats prevail. I want to make clear that I donít think all Republicans are completely misguided, just many of them, such as union-bashing Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and polarizing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and thuggish New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Moderates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubioóalthough too far to the right on many issues for meóat...
  • Why Are These (Any) Dems Running?

    06/09/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    I have nothing against vetting prospective Republican candidates running for President in 2016. Still, I find myself agreeing more with the sentiments of those commentators who say: ďThe more the merrier.Ē†Nor do I believe that the Republican Party presidential prospectus has not turned into a clown car. Granted, I have publicly endorsed Scott Walker, already a compelling front runner without announcing his candidacy. He can ride a hog and tie up the pork in Wisconsin without blinking, who defeated public sector unions, expanded school choice, cut taxes, enacted Voter ID, passed right-to-work, and is boning up on foreign policy. Yet,...
  • Hillary's high risk faux Primary race

    06/07/2015 2:45:43 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | June 4, 2015
    So Linc Chafee is in the race. This brings the number of contenders up to four. You have an embittered, kleptocratic and entitled Social Security recipient; you have a sex-obsessed, corrupt septuagenarian Socialist; you have a big city machine Progressive; and you have the Wonder-Bread-and-Velveeta pragmatist. Of this crew, the only one that is a real contender is Martin OíMalley. But the real reason this bunch of northeastern Progressive white guys are in the race is to give the illusion that Hillary is not cruising to a coronation. There is undoubtedly some hope, too, that inevitable debates with one or...
  • Requiring photo ID is ďracist,Ē except when itís done by Obama, NAACP, unions, or any other liberals

    06/06/2015 10:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Requiring photo ID is ‚Äúracist,‚ÄĚ except when it‚Äôs done by Obama, the NAACP, unions, or any other¬†liberals Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee recently announced that he wants to be the Democrats‚Äô 2016 presidential candidate.In July 2011, Governor Chafee signed a bill that requires voters to show photo ID. In March 2012, Obama‚Äôs Justice Department blocked Texas‚Äôs voter ID requirement, claiming that it was ‚Äúracist.‚ÄĚHowever, the very same Justice Department requires photo ID for everyone who enters.So let‚Äôs say that someone is denied their right to vote because they don‚Äôt have voter ID, and they...
  • Lincoln Chafeeís presidential platform? America to adopt the metric system, of course.

    06/04/2015 6:31:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/04/2015 | By Amber Phillips
    Well, this is a new one.While announcing his candidacy for the highest office in the land, newly minted Democratic presidential candidate and former Rhode Island senator and governor Lincoln Chafee made the bold case for Ö the U.S. to switch to the metric system?Bloomberg's Dave Weigel was there: Chafee, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, gave a brief and chipper address that called for America to re-engage with "international community" with diplomacy and "symbolic" moves. That meant everything from barring campaign donors from becoming diplomats, to allowing Edward Snowden to come home without punishment, to bringing America into the Metric system."It doesn't take long...