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  • Please Democrats, believe the report that says Twitter bots elected Donald Trump

    05/23/2018 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 23, 2018 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats are still desperate to explain their 2016 loss, and they’re desperate to do so without admitting that Hillary Clinton personifies most of their horrible, unworkable, rejected, beliefs. The candidate herself has become famous for her “everyone and everything but me” blame game – to the point where even former supporters are telling her to pipe down and go away. She’s not going to. Frankly, I suspect she’s in capable of doing so. However, even if she was inclined to shuffle off the stage, this bit of fluff from Bloomberg would probably keep her going for another 3 months. A...
  • Reich: Trump's curious coalition

    05/23/2018 11:13:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22, 2018 | Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor
    Donald Trump's strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of America's white working class and the nation's ownership class. It's a curious coalition, to say the least. But if Democrats don't respond to it, it could protect Mr. Trump from impeachment and even re-elect him. It just might create a permanent Republican majority around an axis of white resentment and great wealth. Two decades ago, Democrats and Republicans competed over the middle class. They battled over soccer moms and suburban "swing" voters. Since then the middle class has shrunk while the working class has grown, and vast...
  • Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]

    05/23/2018 10:43:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Times Union ^ | May 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
    The leader of the New York arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling out New York gubernatorial candidate and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon for her comments on legalizing marijuana over the weekend, in which she said that the industry could provide a form of “reparations” for communities of color. While he supports cannabis legalization, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome told the Times Union on Monday that candidates for office should not use words like “reparations” lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship. “Cynthia Nixon’s comments that the legalization...
  • Web of informant contacts with Trump campaign expands, fueling GOP pressure on FBI

    05/22/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Revelations that an FBI informant was in contact with members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election have opened the door to a cascade of new details about those communications, emboldening Republican demands for a full accounting of how the Russia investigation began. “If they had spies in my campaign ... for political purposes, that would be unprecedented,” President Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday, calling it a “disgrace.” “I hope there weren’t,” Trump added. “[If there were], it would make every political event ever before look like small potatoes.”...
  • Bernie’s army in disarray

    05/21/2018 6:52:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 21, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Bernie Sanders’ top operatives formed “Our Revolution” after he lost the 2016 primaries to keep his army organized and motivated — and potentially prepare for another presidential run in 2020. But an extensive review of the Sanders-inspired group depicts an organization in disarray — operating primarily as a promotional vehicle for its leader and sometimes even snubbing candidates aligned with Sanders. Our Revolution has shown no ability to tip a major Democratic election in its favor — despite possessing Sanders’ email list, the envy of the Democratic Party — and can claim no major wins in 2018 as its own....
  • Dems grit their teeth and cheer for Trump on North Korea

    05/21/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 21, 2018 | Heather Caygle and Elana Schor
    Democrats face a political minefield ahead of President Donald Trump’s historic North Korea meeting: how to root for success for a president they usually want to see flounder. Trump is reportedly reevaluating the prospects for a significant denuclearization commitment from Kim Jong Un, but if he manages to land a foreign policy coup that has eluded past presidents, it couldn’t come at a worse time for Democrats. The party is planning to center its midterm campaign message around the numerous scandals engulfing the administration. A successful meeting with Kim, however, would give Trump and the GOP — already encouraged by...
  • Hillary Clinton's Sad, SAD Inability To Let Go Of Her 2016 Defeat

    05/21/2018 1:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 21, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Yeah, it was a bit self-deprecating. It was light-hearted because it was a commencement address, but let’s be honest: Hillary Clinton cannot let her 2016 defeat go. And it’s bordering on insanity. Okay—maybe not insanity—but it’s pretty damn pathetic. She’s not alone. All of her voters seem to have devolved into frothing rabid animals, parroting anything that could be viewed as Russian collusion. That’s how Clinton lost, you see. In this LSD-laced alternate reality, the Russians were able to figure out how to alter vote counts, know who exactly would be voting for Clinton and switch them to Trump, bypass...
  • Report: Trump To Hold Nashville Rally For Blackburn

    05/19/2018 4:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WTVF-TV ^ | May 18, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Donald Trump is holding a rally in Nashville for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, according to a report. Trump is scheduled to be in Music City on May 29 for a Blackburn campaign event sponsored by the Blackburn Victory Fund. Ticket prices range from $44,300 to $2,700....
  • Hillary Clinton's Santa Fe Shooting Tweet Doesn't Hold Back At All

    05/19/2018 11:13:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Chris Tognotti
    On Friday, a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas, killing several people and injuring many more. Mere hours after the attack, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to the Santa Fe shooting with a tweet, stating that politicians who refuse to take action to reduce gun violence are "failing our children." Clinton, 70, has been a staunch proponent of gun control reform for years, dating back to her time as a senator from New York. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she ran on reinstating the assault weapons ban, expanding background checks, and restricting people suffering...
  • The Media Is Handing Trump A Second Term

    05/18/2018 6:43:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kurt Bardella
    It’s often said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. In the case of President Donald Trump and the media, there really are two sides to this coin. Whenever Trump uses provocative and at times deliberately offensive terminology ― maybe it’s “shithole” or “rapists” or more recently “animals” ― an all too familiar cycle plays out like a rerun of a bad reality-TV show. First, you must remember that Trump is the emotional equivalent of a 5-year-old. Like a child, his actions are driven by positive reinforcement. When Trump talks tough on immigration,...
  • Kimberley Strassel: Was Trump's 2016 campaign 'set up'?

    05/18/2018 9:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, where he provided a potentially explosive hint at what’s driving his demand to see documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Trump-Russia probe. “If the campaign was somehow set up,” he told the hosts, “I think that would be a problem.” Or an understatement. Mr. Nunes is still getting stiff-armed by the Justice Department over his subpoena, but this week his efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign. This came in the form of a Thursday New York...
  • Why Democrats can’t win the ‘respect’ of Trump voters

    05/18/2018 8:58:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | May 17, 2018 | Paul Waldman, The Washington Post
    In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is “respect.” If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people who voted for Donald Trump, Democrats can win them over and take back Congress and the White House. The assumption is that if Democrats simply choose to deploy this powerful tool of respect, then minds will be changed and votes will follow. This belief, widespread though it may be, is stunningly naive. It ignores decades of history and...
  • Ex-Trump aide Bannon promoted 'culture war': Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

    05/16/2018 9:29:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2018 | Mark Hosenball
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote “a culture war,” a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday. Bannon, a former Cambridge Analytica vice president, “saw cultural warfare as a means to create enduring change in American politics,” testified Christopher Wylie, who says information about tens of millions of Facebook (FB.O) users ended up in Cambridge Analytica’s hands. Bannon’s attorney William Burck did not immediately respond to an email request for comment on Wylie’s testimony....
  • To understand why Trump won, look at Democrats' hysteria

    05/16/2018 9:10:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Des Moines Register | May 16, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post columnist
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/05/16/trump-foreign-policy-north-korea-jerusaleum-democrats/615417002/
  • Trump wants to win Colorado and Minnesota in 2020. One is more likely than the other.

    05/15/2018 5:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2018 | Philip Bump
    Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s communications adviser Jason Miller proclaimed that both Michigan and New Mexico were in play. In both states, Miller said, internal polls showed a “dead heat,” and he predicted that campaigning in both places would spike. In Michigan, of course, that prediction was borne out. Trump won the state by the skin of his teeth, 11,000 votes. In New Mexico, though, he got blown out, losing by eight percentage points. This story seems pertinent now because of another prediction by another Trump campaign staff member focused on a different election. According to Axios,...
  • Poll: Jewish Israelis love Trump

    05/15/2018 9:39:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Brookings ^ | May 15, 2018 | Shibley Telhami
    The Trump administration on Monday celebrated moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital city of Jerusalem. But ever since the move was announced in December, it has been condemned in the Middle East and around the world. The Arab League called the embassy relocation a “blatant attack on the feelings of Arabs and Muslims” and a “grave violation of the rules of international law” that could destabilize the region. British Prime Minister Theresa May said, “We disagree with the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before...
  • Wishful thinking about Trump

    05/14/2018 9:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jules Witcover
    hat "blue wave" that critics of President Trump have been hoping will wash over him in the midterm congressional elections him may not be a likely thing after all. Last Tuesday's Republican Senate primaries in West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana offered no assurance that anti-Trump voters, including many in his own party, will rise up in November to rid themselves of the president's backers in Congress. In all three states, Republican candidates supporting Mr. Trump prevailed. The one senatorial candidate who ran without his backing lost, mostly because he was toxic in his state of West Virginia as a former...
  • Dems worry Trump will win over economy

    05/12/2018 1:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2018 | Amie Parnes
    Democrats are growing worried that the strong economy, and President Trump’s messaging about his economic stewardship, will help Republicans in this year’s midterm elections and have an even greater impact in 2020. Even as signs point to Democrats winning back the House, the party is concerned that their hopes of a blue wave could turn into something smaller if Trump and the GOP are effective on their economic messaging ahead of November. Interviews with more than a dozen Democrats suggest a number of people in the party are worried that Democrats aren’t doing enough to provide a counterargument. “It’s a...
  • My new favorite map shows how Trump redrew our political boundaries

    05/11/2018 6:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | Aaron Blake
    President Trump hasn't just rewritten the political rule book; he has also redrawn the political map. While plenty like to complain about how the polls got the 2016 election wrong, they got it wrong in only one region of the country: along the Rust Belt and into the Upper Midwest. And that's where Trump pulled out his narrow victory. We and plenty of others have been somewhat consumed with how that shift came about and whether it represents a fundamental realignment in American politics. But I still don't think people realize how big a shift it was or where exactly...
  • Black Support For Trump Is Rising Into The Danger Zone For Democrats

    05/11/2018 6:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 11, 2018 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    If black support for Trump gets into double figures, the Democratic Party will have to look for different themes than Russia, Stormy Daniels, and other such nonsense. The latest YouGov/Economist poll (May 6-8), one of a few that comprehensively breaks down support by ethnicity, has some frightening news for the Democratic Party. While President Trump’s approval holds steady among registered voters at 41 percent, his support among blacks in this poll is striking. If it holds for 2020, it could be devastating for Democrats. Among African-Americans, 16 percent approve of Trump, 10 percent are not sure, and 75 percent disapprove....