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  • Pelosi: DREAMers’ parents did a great thing for our country by bringing them here illegally

    09/21/2017 1:15:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Watching this, I keep thinking of that Hillary clip from 2014 that made the rounds a few weeks ago in which she said “Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay.” Conservatives pointed to that as proof that even the reigning Democratic nominee opposes a DREAM amnesty, but huffy lefties complained that Clinton was being taken out of context. She was referring to children who had *recently* crossed the border, they said, not to children who were brought here years ago and had built a life in America. Obviously Democrats don’t support...
  • [FLASBACK FROM JUNE] Trump just became a formidable candidate in 2020

    09/20/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The American Bazaar ^ | June 6, 2017 | Robinder Sachdev
    Between now and the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, one thing is certain. No matter how and where things go in the world outside and inside the United States, Trump will be a more formidable candidate than any opponent when he is up for re-election in 2020. By walking out of the Paris accord on climate change, Donald Trump has consolidated his base, and has shown to them – and the future voters of 2020 in America – that he has the ability to fight for them. That he can fight against the bad boys and the forces...
  • Trump Approval Rating Rises

    09/20/2017 10:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | September 20, 2017 | John Eggerton
    While still historically low, President Donald Trump's approval rating is on the upswing, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. After a lowest-ever showing of 39% in last month's poll, the most recent survey finds his overall approval rating up at 43%. Among Republicans, 80% gave their approval, up from 73% in the previous poll. Among Democrats 40% approve of his performance, up from 35% last month. The improvement likely has to do with Trump's recent signals he is willing to compromise with Democrats on a successor program to DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Trump's post-Charlottesville...
  • What Happened? America's Political Axis Tilted. (Is Eugene Robinson retarded?)

    09/19/2017 11:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 19, 2017 | Eugene Robinson
    Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant. With all respect to Hillary Clinton, her newly published memoir, "What Happened," doesn't really tell what happened. It is perhaps inevitable that she would focus on the daily twists and turns of the campaign. It is understandable that she would blame James Comey, Vladimir Putin and the media for damaging her prospects -- and that she would downplay her own strategic...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Trump Promised To Take Jobs Away From Women

    09/18/2017 11:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2017 | David Krayden, Ottawa Bureau Chief
    Hillary Clinton suggested in an interview published Saturday that President Donald Trump appealed to male voters by promising to take jobs away from women and give them to men. In the interview with the New York Times to promote her new book “What Happened,” Clinton claimed that President Trump won because he sold a “retrograde message of nostalgia: ‘We can go back to the way things were. You don’t have to compete with a woman for a job. Or with a striving young immigrant.’ It’s a falsehood that gave some comfort to people and gave the permission to scapegoat others.”...
  • 'What Happened' Perfectly Illustrates Why Clinton Lost—Just Not on Purpose

    09/17/2017 9:45:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Vice ^ | September 15, 2017 | Jamie Peck
    In trying to reckon with her loss, Hillary Clinton doubles down on the same hollow rhetoric and questionable politics that contributed to it. "I'm coming around to the idea that what we need more than anything at this moment in America is what you might call 'radical empathy.'" — Hillary Rodham Clinton, "What Happened"I have empathy for Hillary Clinton. This is not because I agree with her politics, or because I like her at all, but because in an effort to be a kinder, more grown-up person, I try to have empathy for everyone. But because my empathy extends beyond...
  • The Democratic Push for Single-Payer Could Hand Trump a Second Term

    09/17/2017 9:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 13, 2017 | David French
    Americans are not prepared to take big chunks out of their paychecks for socialized medicine, and they’re not keen to move far left. Today is single-payer day. Bernie Sanders is introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2017, and this time he’s no lone socialist crying in the progressive wilderness. A total of 15 Democratic senators are backing his bill, including most of the top Democratic contenders for the presidency. As the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake observed yesterday, “The dam is breaking.” The New Republic, among others, is even arguing that single-payer is becoming the newest “litmus test” for the...
  • Bernie Sanders on Some Supporters Not Voting for Clinton: ‘No Kidding!’

    09/17/2017 6:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 17, 2017 | Kailani Koenig
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday chalked up the fact that some of his supporters during 2016’s Democratic primaries eventually voted for Donald Trump in the general election to “the nature of politics.” “People say not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary, no kidding!" Sanders said on "Meet The Press." He added, "That's what happens in politics," specifically pointing to some samples that have showed as many as a quarter of Clinton's primary voters in 2008 ended up voting for John McCain in the general election. "That's the nature of politics," he said. "Most people, you know,...
  • 7 women who could become US president in 2020 from Warren to Obama

    09/17/2017 5:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    HITC ^ | September 17, 2017 | Richard Wood
    Hillary Clinton failed to become America’s first female president last November when she was beaten by Donald Trump. But which women could win in 2020? 1. Elizabeth Warren The current favourite to become America’s first female president is the progressive Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. Warren was first elected to the senate in 2012, and is up for re-election in 2018. Plenty of outlets have speculated that Warren could be preparing a 2020 presidential bid, including earlier this year in the Observer. After Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Warren is the third favourite American to become president in 2020,...
  • The American left has its own Tea Party, and it’s coming for Donald Trump

    09/16/2017 9:59:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Quartz ^ | September 16, 2017 | Max de Haldevang
    Tom MacArthur’s town-hall meeting should have been uneventful. It was May and MacArthur, a Republican congressman, had come home to New Jersey to talk to constituents, having won re-election with a hefty majority less than a year earlier. Normally, at such an event, he might have expected to field a couple of dozen idiosyncratic questions, trot out some polite replies, wrap up after an hour or so, and go home for an easy night’s sleep. But it didn’t quite pan out like that. Six days earlier, the House of Representatives had voted to pass the American Health Care Act, which...
  • Insane: Virginia Candidate Wants A $26.80 Minimum Wage

    09/16/2017 9:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Oh, here we go with the minimum wage stuff again. And more proof that the $15/hour initiative really isn’t the end of the road. Frankly, Republicans should ask in response to these Democratic minimum wage proposals why can’t it be $40/hour or $100/hour? We all know that the $15/hour goal is a ruse and for Montigue Magruder, who is running for Virginia House of Delegates, he wants a $26.80 minimum wage (via Brandon Morse):(VIDEO-AT-LINK) He also wants to jack up the minimum wage to $26.80, a height that even Bernie Sanders hadn’t the stones to suggest to his followers. Magruder...
  • 16 things Hillary Clinton blames for her election loss

    09/16/2017 5:55:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Axios ^ | September 16, 2017 | Haley Britzky
    In Hillary Clinton's new book "What Happened" she details the experience of her 2016 campaign, and tries to answer the question posed by the title: what happened that caused her to lose the election? In the book, and in news appearances, Clinton has pinned her loss on several different factors, such as how journalists covered the election, former FBI Director James Comey, and the questions asked at debates. Here are the 16 reasons Hillary says she lost: 1.Herself: In her book, Hillary blames her "damn emails," her remarks about putting coal miners out of business, and calling Trump's supporters "deplorable."...
  • Trump backs Michigan AG in governor's race (Bill Schuette)

    09/16/2017 4:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 16, 2017 | Brent D. Griffiths
    President Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in the state's upcoming governor's race. Schuette is running to succeed the term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has been in office since 2014. "Attorney General Bill Shuette [sic] will be a fantastic Governor for the great State of Michigan I am bringing back your jobs and Bill will help!," the president wrote on Twitter, misspelling Schuette's name. Last November, Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan in the general election since 1988. Snyder first won the post by 18-points in 2010, replacing then-Democratic Gov. Jennifer...
  • Democrats cling to the impossible: Winning the Senate in 2018

    09/15/2017 10:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 15, 2017 | Kevin Robillard and Gabriel Debenedetti
    Senate Democrats are three seats shy of a majority and almost entirely on defense in the 2018 elections, making it all but impossible for them to retake the chamber next year. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen are privately refusing to rule out an improbable midterm victory, even though they must first defend 10 incumbents in states President Donald Trump won. Their insistence is primarily to keep donors invested and excited about next year’s Senate races, said a handful of top party operatives. But Democrats also want to be prepared to...
  • Hillary Clinton: White women voted against me because the men in their lives told them to

    09/15/2017 10:23:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Becket Adams
    Hillary Clinton has expanded on her earlier claim that sexism helped torpedo her 2016 campaign, stating more specifically this week that white women were scared off by their husbands, brothers, boyfriends and male employers. "When women are serving on behalf of someone else, as I was when I was Secretary of State, for example, they are seen favorably," the twice-failed presidential candidate said this week in an interview with NPR. She added, "But when they step into the arena and say, 'Wait a minute, I think I could do the job, I would like to have that opportunity,' their favorabilities...
  • Rachel Maddow after interviewing Hillary Clinton: 'This is not a retired politician'

    09/15/2017 1:33:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow declared Thursday that Hillary Clinton is "not a retired politician" after conducting an hour-long interview with the failed 2016 presidential candidate. Maddow explained to colleague Lawrence O'Donnell during their hand-off that Clinton was very well-versed in current events, including on "Russia stuff." "She is definitely still in the arena," Maddow said. In surmising her takeaway from the interview, which was done as part of Clinton's book tour for What Happened, Maddow said, "So, she's -- this is not a retired politician."(continued)
  • Maxine Waters: Dems, GOP and Melania 'can't trust Trump'

    09/15/2017 12:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday that the GOP, Democratic Party and the first lady "can't trust" President Trump, during a month when the president is increasingly crossing party lines to work with Democrats on key legislation. "Democrats can't trust Trump, Republicans can't trust Trump, and Melania can't trust Trump," Waters said in a tweet. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Trump met this week with Democratic congressional leaders Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) for dinner at the White House where they discussed possible protections for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and border security actions. The president later objected...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'The Russians Are Still Going at Us'

    09/14/2017 3:40:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Newburgh Gazette ^ | September 15, 2017 | Dwayne Harmon
    She lamented Green Party nominee Jill Stein earning enough votes in swing states, such as Wisconsin, to tip the outcome from Clinton to Trump. "I think the determining factor was the intervention by Comey on October 28", Clinton said. "I didn't know what to think about it because I knew there was nothing there, and we had trouble finding out what was really going on". I was just dumbfounded. "I just wish that he were the president for all Americans", Clinton said, while discussing her latest book, "What Happened". She also expressed that voter identification laws, which she labeled "voter...
  • Steve King: Trump base may dump him over Dreamers deal

    09/14/2017 1:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2017 | Susan Ferrechio
    The House GOP's staunchest opponent of illegal immigration said President Trump is now at risk of losing his base of supporters after supposedly cutting a deal to legalize more than 800,000 young people who arrived in the United States illegally as children. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said he stands by a Wednesday night tweet that proclaimed Trump's base "is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair," after he dined with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The two Democrats left the White House proclaiming they had reached a deal with Trump on...
  • Iconic Wall Street bull statue vandalized by Trump protesters

    09/14/2017 1:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 14, 2017 | Fred Imbert
    A member of a group protesting President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate agreement vandalized the iconic Wall Street bull late Wednesday. The NYPD told CNBC they found blue paint poured over the bull's head and a sash stating "Draw The Blue Line" around the "Fearless Girl" statue across the bull. "Draw the Blue Line" is the name of the group protesting Trump's decision. The protestor responsible, named Courtney Frances Fallon, told CNBC in an email she was "trying to cover New York City (and the world) with horizontal blue lines to represent rising sea levels for the UN...