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  • Trump and JFK Are More Alike Than We Like to Think

    05/29/2017 10:26:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 29, 2017 | Professor Robert Strong, Washington and Lee University
    On the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth there are countless commentaries about the promise shown by our youngest elected president and the grief felt when high hopes were dashed in Dallas. Remembering JFK is worthwhile for many reasons, but one set of reasons is likely to be overlooked. Our nation’s youngest president might be able to tell us something about our oldest. John F. Kennedy and Donald J. Trump have more in common than devotees for either would want to admit. Both were second sons of successful and domineering fathers. Both grew up in wealth and privilege, though...
  • Bankole: Make Trump 2018 bogeyman at your own peril

    05/29/2017 10:03:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Detroit News | May 28, 2017 | Bankole Thompson
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/bankole-thompson/2017/05/28/bankole-trump-democrats-bogeyman/102271826/
  • Vanity - Americans, Destroy the Democrat Party in one fell swoop!!!

    05/29/2017 5:53:31 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    We have won congressional special elections in Kansas & Montana. We have two more coming up on June 20, 2017, Georgia & South Carolina. South Carolina is an assured Republican victory, Georgia is right now, a tight race. We can politically destroy and forever weaken the entire failed Democrat Party, if we win all four races. winning these four political races insures a massive defeat for the Democrat Party, come the Mid-Term elections of 2018. IMHO...we will win in the Georgia, 6th CD...if all the registered Republicans, Conservatives and Independents turnout on election day and cast their votes for Republican,...
  • Virtually no buyer’s remorse among Trump voters

    05/28/2017 6:11:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    Despite an onslaught of ridicule from the national media, chiding from their neighbors and repeated public relations flare-ups from the White House, President Trump’s voters remain remarkably loyal to him, pollsters and analysts say. These voters reject notions that they should regret their vote, saying that their frustration is not with Mr. Trump but with the resistance mounted by Democrats determined to stymie Mr. Trump at every turn....
  • Democrats are supposed to be fighting back, but they just keep losing (Schadenfreude alert)

    05/28/2017 2:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2017 | Danny Westneat
    Donald Trump may be off to the worst start in presidential history, but recent polls and election results show Democrats are even more unpopular than he is. What’s wrong with the Democrats? Recently I ran into a Democratic operative who was adamant that his dispirited party’s stock is rising. It’s looking good, for example, that with all Trump’s troubles, the donkey party finally will win enough seats in special elections this fall to take control of our state’s Legislature from the Republicans. “If Democrats can’t win this year,” he vowed, “we should be abolished as a political party.” Might not...
  • Wake up, liberals: There will be no 2018 “blue wave,” no Democratic majority and no impeachment

    05/28/2017 1:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon | May 27, 2017 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Link only: http://www.salon.com/2017/05/27/wake-up-liberals-there-will-be-no-2018-blue-wave-no-democratic-majority-and-no-impeachment/
  • Clinton addresses losing to Trump, Comey, sexism, and her thoughts on therapy in new interview

    05/27/2017 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2017 | Riley Beggin
    It's been nearly seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. Now, she’s re-emerging onto the national scene to give a window into her post-election life. New York magazine released on Friday next week's cover story, in which Clinton shares her reflections on the campaign, election night, sexism, James Comey, and slew of other topics. Below, excerpts from the the 8,000-word-plus article: ON TRUMP’S DECISION TO FIRE FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: “I am less surprised than I am worried... Not that he shouldn’t have been disciplined. And certainly the Trump campaign relished everything that was...
  • Montana's special election: 5 takeaways - Donald Trump was an asset, not a drag.

    05/26/2017 9:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    BOZEMAN, Mont. — The ending was shocking, but the result was no surprise. Despite a bizarre election eve altercation with a reporter that led to a citation for misdemeanor assault, Republican Greg Gianforte kept a red-state House seat in Republican hands in Thursday’s Montana special election. Yet his closer-than-expected victory against Democrat Rob Quist for the at-large congressional seat proved revealing, exposing GOP weaknesses that could threaten the party’s House majority in 2018 but reminding Democrats of the uphill climb ahead against President Donald Trump. Here are POLITICO’s five takeaways after the messy two-month brawl and wild final 24 hours:...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Third Party Voters ‘Crazy,’ Continues Excuses for Election Loss

    05/26/2017 9:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Sainato
    On May 26, New York Magazine published an interview with Hillary Clinton conducted by Bernie Bros and Obama Boys shill Rebecca Traister. Throughout the interview, Clinton reveled in the various scapegoats and excuses that have been cyclically cited by her and her loyal supporters since her embarrassing loss to Donald Trump. The article cited negative reactions to Clinton stating in a previous interview that she took full responsibility for the election, only to also claim if the election was October 27, she would be president....
  • Greg Gianforte Body-Slams Democrats’ High Hopes for 2018

    05/26/2017 7:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gideon Resnick and Andrew Desiderio
    The Trump resistance couldn't take a GOP seat in Montana last night, even after the Republican candidate was charged with assaulting a journalist. A day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for body-slamming a reporter, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte won the special election on Thursday for Montana’s at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to early returns, Gianforte, a millionaire businessman, defeated Democratic folk singer Rob Quist for the House seat formerly held by Ryan Zinke, who left Congress to serve as President Donald Trump’s interior secretary. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both recorded robo-calls on...
  • Eastman for Congress: ‘A Little Soon’ to Impeach Trump (Nebraska Democrat)

    05/24/2017 5:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KWBE-AM ^ | May 24, 2017 | Joe Jordan
    Omaha, NE—Kara Eastman, the first Omaha Democrat looking to take on freshman Republican Congressman Don Bacon next year, says it is “a little soon” to impeach President Donald Trump. in a wide ranging interview with News Channel Nebraska, Eastman—a member of the Metropolitan Community College board who is little known to most voters—weighed in on Trump, others who might get in the Democratic Primary including former Congressman Brad Ashford, and much more: NCN: The fact that you are getting in shows you feel you are more equipped for Congress than others that might run. What makes you more equipped than...
  • Vanity - Vote Republican in Montana tomorrow!!!

    05/24/2017 8:03:58 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    Simple.....Every voter in Montana...turn out to vote Republican and help to politically destroy the Democrat Party!!!
  • No, Hillary Clinton Shouldn’t Run For President Again

    05/23/2017 5:33:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Syracuse New Times ^ | May 22, 2017 | Luke Parsnow
    Hillary Clinton has spent the better part of the last decade-and-a-half running for president. It’s been just six months after her stunning loss, but there are already many speculating that after two failed attempts, the former first lady may believe that the third time’s the charm. Matt Latimer, contributing editor at Politico, wrote an audacious column in February saying she would certainly run again. He listed several concrete arguments regarding her recent actions as signals, like scaling back the involvement of the controversial Clinton Foundation, denying rumors that she would run for mayor of New York City, and a new...
  • Lying Jon Ossoff is Unfit for Offic

    05/23/2017 5:43:46 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The most expensive congressional race in U.S. history has again dispelled the myth that conservatives are the aggressors in the moral wars that plague our politics. As Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently pointed out, in the race to replace Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, it was only a matter of time before Jon Ossoff went after Karen Handel for her brief experience at the Susan G. Komen organization. And like almost every other liberal when it comes to matters involving abortion, Ossoff lied. The ad uses an OB-GYN corrupted by liberalism—Mindy Fine from Cobb County, Georgia...
  • How Can Democrats Form an Agenda When Trump Looms Over Everything?

    05/21/2017 2:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 19, 2017 | Robert L. Borosage
    The Center for American Progress, the Democratic establishment’s premier think tank, gathered luminaries and potential 2020 candidates this week for what it billed as an “ideas conference.” Their goal was to focus “not what could have been,” as CAP Vice President Winnie Stachelberg said, but on “new, fresh, bold, provocative ideas that can move us forward.” ADVERTISING In the basement of Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel, the posh watering hole for Washington lobbyists, lawyers, and visiting wealth, the conference was at turns a debate about the future, and a demonstration of the difficulty in talking about a positive agenda when Trump...
  • Blue on Blue in Virginia: An unexpected Democratic race

    05/12/2017 8:09:04 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | By ANDREW FERGUSON Ralph Northam, left, and Tom Perriello shake hands after a debate in Richmond
    It wasn't supposed to be this hard. The party elders had got all their Democratic ducks in a row, merrily quacking, to escort Ralph Northam, Virginia's lieutenant governor, to victory in this year's gubernatorial primary on June 13. Both of the commonwealth's United States senators endorsed him. His boss the governor endorsed him, and so did nearly every Democrat in the state legislature. Even the state's hard-charging and ambitious attorney general, his only plausible rival for the Democratic nomination, had been persuaded not to run. The field cleared. Everybody loved old Ralph. And then Tom Perriello showed up. Perriello spent...
  • Running to be town dogcatcher? Try campaigning on Trump

    05/11/2017 5:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Witchita Eagle ^ | May 11, 2017 | Alex Roarty, McClatchy DC
    The first TV ad of Bill Peduto’s campaign was a 30-second address made directly to President Donald Trump, criticizing the Republican leader’s rhetoric and proposed budget cuts. But Peduto isn’t running for a seat in the House of Representatives or the Senate. In fact, he’s not seeking federal office of any kind. He’s a mayor, running for re-election in Pittsburgh, and his office has very little to do with the White House. No matter. “Mr. President, if you keep trying to cut health care and after-school programs, even a Patriots fan like you should know that won’t play in Pittsburgh,”...
  • GOP Fundraising Appeal: Defend Trump Against Impeachment

    05/10/2017 6:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a fundraising email Wednesday using the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump as motivation to encourage people to donate to the party. According to Politico, the NRCC email read as follows: "BREAKING. House Democrats call for President Trump's impeachment. We MUST protect our president. DEFEND THE PRESIDENT. "Fellow Conservative — Democrats want President Trump impeached — including the DNC Deputy Chair! If Democrats win the House their #1 priority would be to impeach our president. We must protect the House at ALL costs, Fellow Conservative." The email then asked for donations before saying...
  • The 43 people who might run against Trump in 2020

    05/08/2017 6:14:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2017 | Lisa Hagen
    The 2020 presidential election could feature the most crowded Democratic primary in decades, with scores of Democrats rumored as potential contenders. The potential field could see some familiar faces as well as a mix of ambitious senators, governors and House members. But President Trump’s success as an outsider could also embolden more nontraditional candidates from the business and entertainment industries. With no clear leader, the 2020 field should be a change from 2016, when Democrats had a small field of candidates, including front-runner Hillary Clinton. Here are 43 possible candidates who could take on Trump in 2020: Former Vice President...
  • Lecturing Clinton About ‘Taking Responsibility’ For Her Defeat is Bizarre

    05/08/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 8, 2017 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    As you know, we now have a roiling, renewed debate over whether a mix of Russian hacking and James Comey’s final week intervention in the November election shifted the balance in Donald Trump’s favor. Even more, it’s a public debate over whether Hillary Clinton should keep claiming this is so or just, in one side’s view, own up to her failed campaign and stop making excuses. Plenty of others have argued this case on the merits, particularly Nate Silver looking at Comey’s intervention and its effect on polls in the final week of the campaign. Others have delved into psychological...