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  • Trump is one of the biggest political ad spenders on Facebook

    07/18/2018 10:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Engadget ^ | July 18, 2018 | Mallory Locklear
    In May, Facebook began requiring political ads to disclose who paid for them and started collecting all political ads in a searchable archive. Now, researchers are using that information to see how politicians are incorporating the social platform into their campaigns. As the New York Times reports, researchers at New York University have conducted an initial analysis of political Facebook ads and found that President Trump is a leading spender. Of the 267,000 political ads that the research team was able to collect accurate information on from Facebook's archive, Donald Trump's campaign and his PAC were both top 10 ad...
  • Never-Trumpers should leave the GOP. But they need to think twice before following Comey's lead.

    07/18/2018 10:03:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Reed Galen
    Instead of simply trading in one bad party for a slightly less bad one, frustrated voters need to use this moment to push for credible alternatives. Last weekend’s Politico Magazine featured an historical retrospective of the rise and fall of major American political parties during the mid-1850s. Written by professor Joshua Zeitz, a historian and one-time Democratic candidate for Congress, the piece urges “Never Trump” Republicans to give up on the GOP, cast aside ideas of independence and join the Democratic Party. While deeply steeped in historical examples and context, Zeitz presents a false dichotomy to erstwhile Republicans. “Today’s Never...
  • Former Top Clinton Aide Blasts Air Horns At White House To Keep Trump Awake After Putin Summit

    07/17/2018 5:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    People Magazine ^ | July 17, 2018 | Emily Davies
    Six hundred people, 50 bullhorns, pots, pans and a collection of whistles welcomed President Donald Trump home to the White House as he touched down from his tumultuous trip to Helsinki. The ear-popping homecoming party was designed to keep the jet-lagged president awake—a last-minute protest pulled together with a single Tweet from a former top advisor to Hillary Clinton. “If someone flew home from Helsinki they’d get back to DC around 9pm. You know what I’d hate if I just got back & needed sleep? A bunch of people outside my home with bullhorns & air horns,” Philippe Reines, former...
  • Woe to Dem party, plank if Hillary Clinton takes plunge in 2020

    07/16/2018 7:32:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    During the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican Party and the presidency, the media has devoted plenty of attention to the in-fighting in the GOP. Trump overthrew the establishment by defeating 16 Republican challengers and winning the nomination. Ever since then, a dedicated band of GOP “Never Trumpers” has criticized the President’s every move and given plenty of support to the media and Democrat opponents of his agenda. Fortunately, President Trump has marginalized this group and solidified his support among Republicans. Recent polls have shown the President maintaining an astounding 90% approval rating among Republican voters....
  • Hillary Clinton’s view of America under Trump: “organized cruelty”

    07/16/2018 2:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Vox ^ | July 16, 2018 | Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Hillary Clinton has a lot of thoughts about Donald Trump’s presidency so far. In an appearance this weekend in Pittsburgh, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate described the current administration as pushing a system of “organized cruelty” and warned Americans of the “grim” future that lay ahead if they don’t vote Republicans out of Congress in November. Clinton’s remarks at the annual convention of the American Federation of Teachers, a national labor union, were among her harshest words yet about the Trump administration. Clinton has given few speeches since losing the presidential election in 2016, and she didn’t...
  • Will Hillary persist in 2020? Her actions suggest ‘yes’

    07/15/2018 10:14:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    There’s been buzz circulating lately that Hillary Clinton may still have her eye on the Oval Office and is considering stepping back in the ring to take another shot at the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination. Because quitters never win, or something. On its face, it sounds like pure insanity. However, she’s spent the last year and a half fixated on the 2016 election, traveling all over and telling anyone who will listen why it’s not her fault she lost. She even went so far as to write a book, “What Happened.” Her publisher could have saved a few trees and...
  • Trump raises $90 million for his reelection bid and GOP, with less going to legal fees

    07/15/2018 9:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2018 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    With the 2018 midterms under way, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and two affiliated committees entered the third quarter with a massive fundraising haul of $90 million and a steep decline in attorneys fees, which have consumed his reelection expenses since he took office. Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National Committee - Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee - together raised $17.7 million in the second quarter, for a total of about $90 million in the 2018 cycle, according to Federal Election Committee records filed Sunday evening....
  • Resisting Trump’s Supreme Court pick isn’t worth Democratic Senate seats

    07/14/2018 4:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Willie Brown
    Democratic senators in swing states have a tough choice ahead of them on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Their base may not forgive them for voting “yes,” but there may not be enough of that base to offset the backlash from voting “no.” My advice is the same I gave to Assembly members when I was speaker and a vote like this came up: Go with whatever will get you re-elected. No one vote — not even for a Supreme Court justice — is worth costing your party a Senate seat for six years. Especially when the...
  • CNN Commentator: Maxine Could Be 2020 Democrat Nominee For President

    07/13/2018 4:56:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2018 | Garth Kant
    He admitted it must seem far-fetched. In fact, John Phillips kiddingly said he may need to “blow into a breathalyzer, take a drug test and get psychologically evaluated.” But the CNN commentator attempted to make a serious argument that “radical congresswoman” Maxine Waters could be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, in an opinion piece published Wednesday in the Orange County Register and L.A. Daily News....
  • How we'll recover from Trump

    07/11/2018 9:08:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Bristol Herald Courier ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump, more than any modern president, freely expresses his racist views — whether it is calling Mexican immigrants rapists, asserting that immigrants “infest” America, saying neo-Nazis include some “very fine people,” preferring Norwegian immigrants to those from “sh--hole” countries or associating immigrants with crime in public and in private. (In May, The Post reported on an episode in April 2017: “Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the campaign trail. Acting as if he were at a rally, he recited a few made-up Hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed, such...
  • What a summer the left is having

    07/11/2018 2:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | July 11, 2018 | Gary Wisenbaker
    The summer of 2018 is witnessing the eurosocialist Democrats’ coming of age, reminiscent of Hermie’s experience in “The Summer of ‘42,” where the late-adolescent teenager falls for a young war bride. The summer ends, of course, and Hermie moves on. And that’s how the Democrats and left will roll as well. The recent election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, to Congress prompted the DNC chairman to proclaim that socialism is “the future of our party.” The pretense is off: the Democrats’ love affair with socialism is consummated. As the Democrats and other eurosocialists grew to attain this new...
  • How Long Before Harassment of Trump Officials Gets Out of Control?

    07/11/2018 10:13:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Peter Roff
    American politics is a wonder for the world to behold. Our free speech traditions produce all kinds of interesting folderol, over the top in its theatrics and yet usually deeply meaningful to those participating in it. It was on display Monday, in front of the United States Supreme Court building, appearing seemingly by magic moments after President Donald Trump announced he’d chosen D.C. Appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. The right was there. And the left, each itching to get their point across. They had signs, including some urging opposition to nominees not picked, pre-printed...
  • 'They just didn't get it, but they do now!' Trump shares video montage...

    07/08/2018 5:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    Donald Trump called out more than a dozen people including various politicians and media personalities who said he would never become president in a tweet on Sunday evening. The 'Twitterer-in-Chief' posted a two-and-a-half-minute video compilation featuring clips of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Stephen Colbert and even the Simpsons saying that he didn't have a chance in the election. The second half of the profanity-laden video shows various media outlets announcing the states that had gone red on election night, counting up the number of electoral college votes for Trump as menacing music plays in the background....
  • Study finds Clinton underperformed Obama among most demographic groups

    07/08/2018 4:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PsyPost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Eric W. Dolan
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton underperformed relative to Barack Obama in 2012 among most demographic groups, according to new research published in the Journal of Political Marketing. “People have long been interested in how different demographic groups vote in elections. The role of demographics in 2016 received a lot of attention from the campaigns, media outlets, etc,” said study author Aaron C. Weinschenk of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “In part, I think the fascination stemmed from the fact that the electorate in 2016 was the most diverse U.S. electorate in history and many people thought this would be...
  • The messy reality of Donald Trump’s poll numbers (They've no clue what's going on)

    07/06/2018 3:14:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | July 5, 2018 | Ezra Klein
    On June 25, Axios’s Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei took readers inside Donald Trump’s “winning, cynical plan.” They argued that “the more President Trump does, says and tweets outrageous things, the more his critics go bananas and the better he does in the polls.” The evidence for this was that Trump had hit 45 percent in Gallup’s presidential approval tracker — a personal high for him, though he’s since slipped back to 42 percent. More impressively, Trump’s approval among Republicans is hovering around 90 percent, and special counsel Robert Mueller’s disapproval among Republicans was up to 53 percent. “It’s arguably...
  • DNC Announces Hiring and Training Initiatives

    07/05/2018 8:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 5, 2018 | Eric Garcia
    One will match volunteers with the right campaign and the other will focus on organizing organizers The Democratic National Committee announced two new initiatives to hire and train organizers for the 2018 midterm elections. The first initiative, called the DNC Talent Bank, will allow anyone interested in working on a campaign to submit their resume and fill out a questionnaire to be matched with an appropriate campaign. “We would be working with state parties where capacity is needed,” a DNC aide said. But while the aide said there would be people hired to specific campaigns in certain states, “we want...
  • Pelosi slams Trump's 'despicable attacks' on Waters at rally

    07/05/2018 8:24:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump over his comments about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during a rally on Thursday night. Trump at the campaign-style rally in Montana called Waters a “low-IQ individual,” a claim that he has repeated many times. He speculated her IQ is “somewhere in the mid-60s.” The average IQ is 85-114, and a mid-60s IQ indicates mental challenges....
  • The left's contempt is going to reelect Trump

    07/04/2018 10:24:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    Democrats have a new theory for how they can win back Congress and the White House. Just like "soccer moms" helped put Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in 1996, and "NASCAR dads" helped George W. Bush win in 2004, Donald Trump, the theory goes, was elected because of "#NeverHillary" voters who didn't particularly like him but despised her. Axios reports that Democrats are targeting the "20% of Trump's voters [who] told exit pollsters they didn't like him" hoping these reluctant Trump voters will help power a "blue wave" in the 2018 midterms and defeat President Trump in 2020. One...
  • Kennedys take aim at Melania & President Trump: Ethel & family wear 'I really do care!' jackets

    07/04/2018 7:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    President Donald Trump's controversial tactics at the southern border have managed to draw the ire of a powerful neighbor to the north - the Kennedys. Ethel Kennedy and her brood have been vocal about their disdain for the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy for weeks now, with Ethel herself even announcing that she would be fasting in protest. And on the eve of Fourth of July the family launched a more direct attack on the administration - and First Lady Melania Trump in particular - by breaking out some paint and and green jackets, on which they each wrote: 'I...
  • Democrats Announce Their Reasons for Leaving the Democrat Party with the "#WalkAway" Hashtag

    07/03/2018 4:08:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | June 29, 2018
    Is this something? Scott Adams talked about this on his Periscope video today. He made this point: This might be something important ("something that could dent the universe," as he put it) because people aren't citing policy reasons for their #WalkAway from the Democrat Party. He believes (as I do) that logic is a slave of the emotions, and what we call "logical analysis" is really just the part of the brain that thinks it's in charge making up a post-facto justification to explain what has already been decided by the emotional, primal part of the brain. Anyway, he thinks...