Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,683
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  • Tulsi’s troubles are a bad omen for Democrats and other commentary

    10/21/2019 7:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 20, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a liberal who supports banning assault weapons and “raising the minimum wage to $15,” is still “too moderate for today’s Democrats,” sighs David Catron at The American Spectator. Which goes to show that the party has “no chance of beating Trump in 2020.” Unlike Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s radicalism, Gabbard’s liberalism is “relatively rational.” She is pro-choice but opposes late-term abortion; worries the “secretive” impeachment investigation will polarize America even further; and refuses to “execute a flip-flop on the withdrawal of troops from Syria,” as other Democrats did. Her campaign is likely to prove...
  • What Third-Quarter Fundraising Can Tell Us About 2020

    10/20/2019 11:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 15, 2019 | Julia Wolfe and Chris Zubak-Skees
    When a presidential candidate raises a lot of money, they’re probably going to tell you about it, which leads to a lot of headlines like this:(HEADLINES-AT-LINK) Those headlines aren’t wrong, but they also don’t tell you that much on their own. That’s because each candidate who’s bragging about his or her fundraising total is doing it in a vacuum. It’s tough to know whether to care about, say, Bernie Sanders’s haul without knowing what the other candidates brought in. Luckily, all candidates must file detailed reports of their fundraising and spending at least once a quarter. This information, which is...
  • Trump Supporters Celebrate Payoff of Fundraising Efforts in California

    10/20/2019 12:18:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KNTV-TV ^ | October 20, 2019 | Sergio Quintana
    Many supporters of President Donald Trump are celebrating new fundraising figures from California – figures that show him outpacing any single democrat, although he has not raised more than the total amount that Democrats have. The new figures are significant because they’re from so-called “small amount donors,” supporters who gave $200 or less. The figures also show that he has raised much more money than any of his Democratic rivals in what’s usually a democratic state – but the numbers also show that he’s benefiting from being the only viable Republican in the race. Between July and September Trump has...
  • Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle

    10/20/2019 1:02:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2019 | Matthew Rosenberg and Kevin Roose
    On any given day, the Trump campaign is plastering ads all over Facebook, YouTube and the millions of sites served by Google, hitting the kind of incendiary themes — immigrant invaders, the corrupt media — that play best on platforms where algorithms favor outrage and political campaigns are free to disregard facts.
  • Scoop: Mulvaney predicts post-impeachment landslide

    10/18/2019 10:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Axios ^ | October 6, 2019 | Jonathan Swan
    In numerous recent conversations with colleagues, including last week's senior staff meeting, White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has said he thinks President Trump could win 45 states in 2020 after the impeachment process — a magnitude of landslide that few if any independent pollsters would dare predict. Between the lines: People who've heard Mulvaney make this remark say he wasn't joking or even exaggerating. He appears to genuinely believe that impeachment will have a profoundly positive effect on Trump's political fortunes, according to 3 sources who have heard Mulvaney make the 45-state prediction. Mulvaney also believes that...
  • This election model says 2020 is 'Trump's to lose'

    10/18/2019 8:35:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 17, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Donald Trump: Two-term president? While that prospect may seem distant amid an endless series of terrible headlines -- Syria! Ukraine! Impeachment! -- for the President of late, a trio of new electoral models from Moody's Analytics all predict a victory for the incumbent in 2020. "Results from each of the three models tell equally compelling stories about what could happen on Election Day, but we hesitate to hang our hat on only one of them," reads the report. "As a result, we average the predictions of the three models. Under the average of the three models, Trump would hold on...
  • Gabbard hits back at 'queen of warmongers' Clinton

    10/18/2019 6:24:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 18, 2019 | Marty Johnson, The Hill
    Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not hold back Friday when responding to 2016 nominee Hilary Clinton's suggestion that she is the "favorite of the Russians" for 2020, excoriating the former secretary of State as "the queen of warmongers" and "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party." "She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her, so far," Clinton had told David Plouffe, host of the podcast "Campaign HQ," and the campaign manager for former President Obama's 2008 campaign. While the former first lady and...
  • There’s a pro-Trump rally planned this week – in Pretoria [South Africa]

    10/18/2019 2:22:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Africa Times ^ | October 8, 2019 | The Editor
    United States President Trump may be embattled at home, where he faces an impeachment inquiry and high-stakes diplomatic crises, but right-wing activists are planning a pro-Trump rally this week anyway – in Pretoria. Willie Jordaan, the attorney who leads the Patriots for Minorities movement in South Africa, announced his plans on Monday to host a Trump 2020 support rally at the U.S. Embassy building this Thursday morning. Jordaan condemned the “ridiculous and unfounded” impeachment process in the politically tense U.S. and praised Trump for “keeping an eye on South Africa.” “We would like to thank you for your continued support...
  • Schoen: Hillary vs. Trump in 2020? If Clinton is serious, here's best way to defeat president

    10/17/2019 3:39:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Douglas E. Schoen
    After months out of the limelight, Hillary Clinton has reentered the public sphere, leading to a great deal of speculation about whether the former Democratic presidential candidate is seriously considering a rematch against President Trump in 2020. The speculation surrounding whether Clinton would mount another presidential run has even caught the attention of President Trump, who took to Twitter on Wednesday to bash both Clinton and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the current Democratic frontrunner. “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” Trump tweeted. “Only one condition....
  • Live blog: Pres. Donald Trump arrives in North Texas

    10/17/2019 1:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 17, 2019 | WFAA Staff
    Turkey agrees to pause fighting, but not to withdraw from Syria Mulvaney appears to confirm Ukraine aid tied to probe Click to expand 00:20 01:00 HQ Pres. Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One in Fort Worth This story will be updated throughout the day with details of Trump's visit. People traveled from across the state and country to be in Dallas for a visit from President Donald Trump on Thursday. By Thursday afternoon, thousands of people were already lined up outside of the American Airlines Center ahead of the president's 7 p.m. campaign rally. Prior to his stop in...
  • An Early Crowd is Building Outside the AAC for Thursday’s Trump Rally [Dallas, Texas]

    10/16/2019 7:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | October 16, 2019
    Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – The crowd is already gathering outside the American Airlines Center for the Trump campaign rally tomorrow evening. Among those in the small crowd that is slowly building, this group of women talked to us about why they came out so early. “Mr Trump, President Trump. [What are some of the things that you support that he’s done?] Oooh so much, (the wall), the wall for sure… security … he brought faith back out in the community … all of the above and being able to say God again.” The women, mostly strangers before today are from Des...
  • The Middle of Nowhere: What does Ohio matter to the Democrats?

    10/16/2019 5:09:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | October 16, 2019 | Jim Newell
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio—At an event in an ice cream shop downtown in this small suburb of Columbus, hours before Democrats’ presidential debate blocks away, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez held court with a dozen or so young, rising Ohio Democrats to declare that the national party was here for a reason. “We’re here in Ohio because Ohio’s a battleground,” Perez said, “and I’m confident we can win Ohio.” Perez wasn’t just trying to cheer up the troops. He was weighing in on a live, controversial question: Should Democrats give up on Ohio? For more than half a century, this question...
  • Thomas B. Edsall Frets: Parscale Winning Online War (Trump's campaign manager)

    10/16/2019 4:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    EIB Network ^ | October 16, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s another little news story that… You know, if you dig deep — if you dig deep — eventually the left, the Democrats, will betray their fears. They will always tell you what they’re afraid of. They will always tell you who they are afraid of. Thomas B. Edsall in the New York Times: “Trump Is Winning the Online War — The technical superiority and sophistication of the president’s digital campaign is a hidden advantage of incumbency.” Ohhhh, it’s a “hidden advantage of incumbency.” It doesn’t have anything to do with Trump’s people! “For all his negative poll numbers...
  • What have the Democrats got against beating Trump?

    10/15/2019 10:53:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Financial Review ^ | October 16, 2019 | Jacob Greber, United States Correspondent
    No matter how unfit you might think Donald Trump is for the presidency - no matter how corrupt, reckless, indulgent or disruptive his behaviour seems - nothing restores the sense of his still-better-than-even chance of winning in 2020 like a Democrat TV debate. Americans are overwhelmingly in favour of an alternative to Trump, given consistent polling that shows he suffers a disapproval rating unmatched by any president since World War 2. The prize for Democrats, in short, is so close to hand all it would take is for one of the 20 or so candidates to lean down and scoop...
  • Rep. Angie Craig tells town hall she wants to 'keep an open mind' during impeachment inquiry

    EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig has become a target of President Trump and his administration after flipping a GOP seat last year. After Minneapolis hosted the President and Vice President in Minneapolis last week, and the Vice President hosted an event in her district, Craig used a town hall meeting to respond. Back on Sept. 24, Craig joined other House Democrats in calling on Congress to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Monday night, however, she told the room that the inquiry is only a small percent of what she is focusing on when...
  • Hillary Clinton needs to get over the 2016 election

    10/15/2019 1:21:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 29, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Hillary Clinton has a hide. Suddenly she’s everywhere, jumping for joy about impeachment, labeling Donald Trump an “illegitimate president,” a “corrupt human tornado” and a mere “occupant of the Oval Office” while she mutters darkly about “funny things” that cost her the presidency, her rightful possession. It’s not just the president she and her sore-loser party want to impeach, it’s the 63 million deplorables who voted for him. It’s not just Trump they are branding illegitimate, but anyone who voted for him. They have been trying to cancel the last election since November 2016, and have driven themselves collectively mad...
  • Omar gets a primary challenger in organizer John Mason

    10/15/2019 11:41:05 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/15/19 | AP
    Community organizer John Mason says he'll challenge U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar in a Democratic primary for Minnesota's 5th District. Mason's campaign website says he worked on voter registration and turnout for the Obama for America campaign and was strategist for his husband, Nick Leonard, when Leonard ran for U.S. Senate in 2018.
  • Hillary Clinton in 2020? You laughed. Donald Trump didn’t

    10/12/2019 12:33:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 12, 2019 | Willie Brown
    Many of you dismissed my call for a Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump rematch as lunacy. “Call me crazy,” I wrote. Some of the more polite responses did. But it definitely caught the attention of Donald Trump. How else to explain his out-of-right-field tweet Tuesday after yours truly wrote that Clinton would make a far stronger 2020 opponent than any of the Democrats now running? “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” the president tweeted. “Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her...
  • What Trump supporters think of impeachment

    10/12/2019 10:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 11, 2019 | Lauren Turner in Minneapolis
    President Trump is fighting back against an impeachment inquiry by taking his counterpunching style on the road. What do fans at one of his rallies make of the scandal? "It's the first time I've worn my cap downtown," confesses Jake Biehn as he waits for President Donald Trump's rally to start in Minneapolis, a city currently run by Democrats. If he worried about standing out in his Make America Great Again baseball cap, he needn't have been. The centre of the city is a bobbing sea of red and white. The slogan is on t-shirts - along with Women for...
  • Keene canvasser offers glimpse into Elizabeth Warren's ground game

    10/11/2019 1:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2019 | Jake Lahut
    Hillary Ballantine leaves little to mystery when knocking on doors for Elizabeth Warren. Ballantine, 28, of Keene, is usually swagged out in attire from the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign — from a navy blue Warren hat to a “the best president money CAN’T buy” T-shirt — in addition to toting a clipboard and brochures. Like any door-to-door canvassing, the environmental scientist and Antioch University New England alumna’s volunteering often draws no answer. But on Saturday morning — still four months out from the New Hampshire primary — some residents she met had already been reached by the campaign before. After...