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    07/27/2016 3:48:08 PM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    FB ^ | July 27, 2016 | knarf
  • Sanders Backers Storm Media Tent As Clinton Accepts Nomination

    07/26/2016 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies ^ | July 26, 2016
    Diehard supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders stormed media tents and staged a sit-in Tuesday night minutes after Hillary Clinton officially claimed the partyís presidential nomination, injecting another round of drama into the convention and pouring cold water on claims Democrats are fully uniting behind their White House nominee. Hundreds of Sanders backers, most carrying signs backing their candidate, conducted what seemed to be a well-coordinated march from the Wells Fargo Center to the media tents just outside the arena. They said that party officials were trying to confiscate Sanders signs inside Wells Fargo
  • Bernie Saunders REFUSES to nominate Clinton after campaign floats bizarre plan in bid

    07/26/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/26/2016 | Francesca Chambers and Geoff Earle
    Bernie Sanders will not formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president, in a gesture he will not offer that might otherwise have been another signal of unity and reconciliation for still-seething Bernie backers. 'He will not nominate her, Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs told
  • DNC Convention Thread; Day 2

    07/26/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,361 replies
    Another day, another gathering of commies.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine

    07/26/2016 8:00:50 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine and Challenge Kaine as Running Mate! Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders delegates are talking intensely behind the scenes about how to disrupt the Democratic National Convention to protest the Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket. Breitbart News has learned that some groups of delegates are considering nominating a vice presidential challenger to Clintonís pick Tim Kaine. Others are discussing a potential walkout by Sanders delegates. But Sandersí speech Monday afternoon urging people to vote for Clinton seems to have damaged the plans, prompting some pro-Bernie delegates...

    07/19/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by old-ager · 270 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 2016-7-19 | vanity
  • Clinton reflects on the emotion of her historic moment - and rips into Trump (kabuki garbage alert)

    06/08/2016 3:10:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Minutes before her address declaring victory as the Democratic presidential nominee Tuesday evening, Hillary Clinton was worried she might not make it through her prepared remarks without crying. "I was overwhelmed," Clinton said in an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday. "It just was a sense of momentous historic experience - that I was part of it and it really was hard to actually, you know, make sense of it," Clinton said, marvelling a day later at the sight of thousands of supporters crowded into a Brooklyn warehouse to celebrate. "I was worried that if, when I went out...

    06/07/2016 5:55:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Hillary Clinton will clinch the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, Fox News projects, becoming the first woman in American history to top the ticket of a major political party. Eight years to the day after she conceded to rival Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary,
  • Clinton Wins Puerto Rico Primary, Now Just Shy Of Clinching Nomination

    06/05/2016 7:55:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies ^ | 6/05/16 | Arnie Seipel
    Hillary Clinton won today's Democratic primary in Puerto Rico, according to the Associated Press. With about a quarter of precincts reporting, Clinton had about two-thirds of the vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had about one-third. Delegates from Puerto Rico put Clinton just shy of the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch the Democratic nomination ó and become the first woman to win the nomination of a major party in American politics. The Associated Press puts her less than 30 delegates from that threshold.
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Trump to speak on clinching nomination

    05/26/2016 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 98 replies
    Donald Trump has announced plans to hold a victory news conference in just over an hour in Bismarck, North Dakota (it¬ís the capital), where Guardian politics reporter Ben Jacobs is laying in wait. DT Jr celebrates victory: ¬ó Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 26, 2016 1237 ‚úĒÔłŹ
  • Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination (Clinched!)

    05/26/2016 7:24:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 324 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 May 16 | Staff
  • Nancy Pelosi: Too many superdelegates in nomination process

    05/23/2016 2:25:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Democratic Party relies too heavily on superdelegates to pick its presidential nominees, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday ó though she downplayed the current dispute between party leaders and Sen. Bernard Sanders. Mrs. Pelosi called the fight between Mr. Sanders and party leaders a ďfamily disagreementĒ and insisted it wonít dent the eventual nominee in the general election. She also dismissed comparisons to the riot-fueled 1968 Democratic convention. ďThis is an incident. That was a colossal Ö clash of people,Ē she said.
  • EMA: Thoughts on Trump Ascendance and Israel-US Relations

    05/05/2016 10:30:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Primack News ^ | 5/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    E5 unmasked. EMA expounded.
  • What Went Wrong for Ted Cruz

    05/04/2016 4:56:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 157 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 04, 2016 | Fred Barnes
    What happened to Ted Cruz? A month ago, he won the Wisconsin primary in a landslide and was poised to combat Donald Trump with a fresh burst of enthusiasm. Now he's out of the race and Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Things happened in two cycles, some in recent weeks and others that plagued his campaign from the beginning. As Trump said last night, Cruz is tough and smart. But he made big mistakes as a presidential candidate.
  • Why Kasich stays in: He really thinks he could still win the nomination

    04/25/2016 9:32:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And while he's probably not right, here's why he's not crazy to think that Iíve been like a lot of other people when it comes to John Kasich, talking about how he really needs to just get out of the race already because heís hopelessly behind (even now heís in fourth place behind Rubio in the delegate count) and hasnít won anywhere except his home state. In the meantime, anyone who believes as Kasich claims to that Donald Trump should not be the nominee should see that Kasichís continued candidacy is helping Trump by preventing those who share that sentiment...
  • GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

    04/16/2016 6:58:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 16, 2016 9:34 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    In an extraordinary display of discord, the chairman of the Republican Partyís rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of ďa breach of our trustĒ by improperly trying to derail a proposed change in bylaws that would make it harder for party leaders to nominate a fresh candidate for president. Bruce Ash, RNC committeeman from Arizona, wrote the harshly worded email to the other 55 members of the GOP rules committee that he chairs. The confidential email was obtained by The Associated Press. Ash wrote that the incident shows that top GOP officials ďcould use their power to attempt to...
  • At Wyoming GOP Convention, Cruz Still Running Circles Around Trump (Convention Tomorrow)

    04/15/2016 10:26:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 15 April 2016 | Tampa Bay Times
    CASPER, Wyo. ó On Saturday morning, while his two rivals for the Republican nomination stay back east, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will fly to this city to address the state GOP convention. The potential prize: Fourteen delegates to the national convention in Cleveland. The competition: Hard to find. On Friday, with no explanation to either party officials or media, Donald Trump's campaign announced that Sarah Palin would cancel her scheduled speech here. Additionally, while Republicans gathered for a barbecue and fried chicken dinner, the campaign of Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, was invisible, and the Trump campaign was clearly outmatched. The...
  • Let's Settle This: Debate Suggested Over GOP Primary, Caucus & Convention System and Rules

    04/15/2016 9:46:00 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 89 replies
    Self ^ | 15 April 2016 | AmericanInTokyo
    "To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect." -- Lu Xun Donald Trump and his campaign generals have lodged serious allegations and complaints about the 2016 Republican Party rules governing the election of delegates to the National Convention via primaries, caucuses, county/local and state conventions or a combination of these. Words such as "rigged", "fixed", "corrupt" and "broken" have been thrown at the party on state levels in the aftermath of delegates allegedly being 'poached' from the Trump Camp by the Cruz Camp, with the conspiratorial assistance...
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) ďCruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • "This Is Devastating News For Republicans": Poll Finds Denying Trump Nomination Would Crush GOP

    04/10/2016 6:42:53 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 252 replies ^ | 04/09/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest shock for the GOP, which in recent weeks some have speculated is willing to scuttle the entire republican presidential campaign if it means not having Trump as the candidate, according to a just released Reuters poll, one third of Republican voters who support Donald Trump could turn their backs on their party in November's presidential election if he is denied the nomination in a contested convention. Or, as The Hill puts it, "blocking Donald Trump from the Republican presidential nomination with a contested convention would spell disaster for the GOP" because instead Trump supporters would vote Democrat,...
  • RNC Releases New Video Ė Pushes Rule Change to Help Party Elites Steal Nomination

    04/04/2016 9:14:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    GP ^ | 04/04/16 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican Party released a brokered convention video today with Sean Cairncross, RNC Chief Operating Officer. Cairncross tries to persuade viewers that the convention rules need to change this year and that they necessarily change from convention to convention. But maybe you still don’t understand why’s all this necessary? Why can’t the rules stay the same for each convention? Listen, if you were a delegate you wouldn’t want to be governed by the rules of past conventions. There’s no reason that the rules that governed Romney’s delegates should be used to govern you. After all, this is a new convention...
  • Top Republicans believe Paul Ryan will be nominee

    04/04/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 371 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/16 | Mike Allen
    On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth ballot at a chaotic Cleveland convention. One of the nationís best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan ó ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, whoíll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.
  • Ted Cruz supporters at this point are voting for the GOP Establishment to Choose the nominee.

    04/01/2016 8:41:50 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 141 replies
    self / opinion ^ | 4/1/2016 | Jack Black
    There are only two choices remaining for how the GOP Nomination process goes. One, probably the less likely option, is that Trump secures enough delegates in the rest of the contests to put him over the top and he is nominated on the first ballot in Cleveland. The second is that the GOP Establishment, led by Mitt Romney, Carl Rove and others succeed in making it an open convention and choosing the nominee there. There is no possibility of either Cruz or Kasich winning the nomination by delegate votes on the first ballot, so both of them are working to...
  • TIME TO DROP OUT? Ted Cruz Needs 87% of Remaining Delegates to Win Nomination

    03/17/2016 6:14:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 330 replies
    GP ^ | 03/17/16 | Jim Hoft
    After Super Tuesday 2.0 Donald Trump is on track to secure the Republican nomination.Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) would need 87% of remaining primary voters to win the nomination. It might be time for Ted Cruz to drop out and endorse Donald J. Trump?The New York Times reported: Donald J. Trump’s series of victories on Tuesday extended his delegate lead and forced Senator Marco Rubio of Florida out of the presidential race. Mr. Trump’s path to winning enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination is not assured, but he is in a strong position. Here are some ways the Republican nominating...
  • Plurality Rules (Donít confuse Donald Trumpís slim margins with a sign of weakness)

    03/16/2016 10:52:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 03/16/2016 | Jim Newell
    A bit of conventional wisdom was settling in on Wednesday morning that though Donald Trump enjoyed a good ďSuper Tuesday II,Ē with victories in the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, andótentativelyóMissouri, he may not have done well enough to ward off a contested convention. John Kasichís win in his home state, Ohio, deprived Trump of a juicy 66 delegates, and he has still not shown that he can claim a state with anything greater than a plurality of the popular vote. By the Associated Pressí latest estimate, heíll need to win 54 percent of the remaining delegates to...
  • RNC: Trump was speaking figuratively when he said

    03/16/2016 3:13:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot ^ | March 16, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Yeah, no. ‚ÄúHe was speaking figuratively‚ÄĚ is the one argument you can‚Äôt make in defense of what he said this morning on CNN. You can say it‚Äôd be unjust if he ended up with 1,200 delegates and lost the nomination anyway in a floor fight. Some would disagree, but Trump would have a lot of support on that. You can say that he wasn‚Äôt condoning riots as a reaction to losing the nomination, merely observing matter of factly that they‚Äôd happen with or without his approval. There‚Äôs truth to that too, although it‚Äôs harder to give a candidate the benefit...
  • Senator Cruz, Governor Kasich, It's Decision Time

    03/16/2016 12:08:07 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 138 replies
    My own workup | 03/16/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    The long 2016 presidential campaign trail is nearing the end. †One person now has a chance of winning the delegates needed to avoid a floor fight at the Republican Convention this July in Cleveland, Ohio. †That man is Donald J. Trump. Out of a field of seventeen, three men are left standing. †Two of them have a question to ponder. †That question is this. Senator Cruz, Governor Kasich, what do you two want your legacy to be? At the current time, Senator Cruz needs 84% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot. †Governor Kasich needs...
  • Any Other Front-Runner Would Be Declared Nominee By Now

    03/16/2016 11:27:32 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/16/16 | Fox Interview
    When Fiorina is asked why the GOP is not willing to rally around Trump and let the people speak, her answer was so frightening it proved the GOP establishment is down-right dangerous. Her answer was something to the effect of "can we first talk about which people are speaking?" WOW!
  • Trump: There could be 'riots' if nomination's taken from me, 'bad things' could happen

    03/16/2016 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 192 replies
    WFB via Youtube ^ | 03/16/16 | Washington Free Beacon
    Trump: There could be 'riots' if nomination's taken from me, 'bad things' could happen †
  • The ďModeratesĒ Are Not So Moderate: Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | March 11, 2016 | Carrie Severino
    But Garland has a long record, and, among other things, it leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scaliaís most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Paul Ryan won't categorically rule out accepting GOP nomination

    03/16/2016 7:10:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/16/2016 | John Harwood
    House Speaker Paul Ryan decided not to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but he declined to rule out accepting it if a deadlocked party convention turns to him this summer. "You know, I haven't given any thought to this stuff," Ryan said Tuesday night in an exclusive interview at the Capitol. "People say, 'What about the contested convention?' I say, well, there are a lot of people running for president. We'll see. Who knows." Ryan, who ran in 2012 as Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee, has taken no public actions to encourage the idea that he could...
  • Results Show How Donald Trump Can Win Majority of Delegates (DUH ALERT)

    03/16/2016 1:46:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Nate Cohn
    Despite his loss in Ohio, Mr. Trump is positioned to make a serious run at earning an outright majority of delegates and avoid a contested convention. His success in winner-take-all Florida ó worth 99 delegates ó was enough to push Marco Rubio out of the race. The consequences of the departure are not too significant: Mr. Rubio was already reduced to around 10 percent of the vote, or maybe less, by the time he lost his home state, Florida, by a 19-percentage-point margin. It was the scale of Mr. Trumpís win that was impressive and telling. He won 46 percent...
  • Does The GOP Have Superdelegates? The Republican Party's Nomination Rules Are Different This Year

    03/11/2016 12:04:56 PM PST · by xzins · 13 replies
    Bustle ^ | 12 Feb | Seth Millstein
    With the presidential primaries in full swing, you can expect to hear a whole lot more about delegates and superdelegates over the next couple of months. In Iowa, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton outright tied each other, but Clinton's superdelegates put her over the top. What about in the GOP? Do Republicans get superdelegates, and could they tip the nomination? The technical answer is that yes, the Republican Party does have superdelegates. However, they function differently for the GOP than Democrats, and in 2016, Republican superdelegates will have way, way less power and autonomy than the superdelegates on the Democratic...
  • The Path to 1,237

    03/11/2016 9:15:11 AM PST · by mcjordansc · 18 replies
    Authors ^ | 3/11/2016 | Adrian Gray, et al
    Donald Trump holds the narrowest lead of any Republican nomination contest in forty years. His media-centric divide-and-conquer approach has left the party split and his candidacy weakened. Barring a miraculous turnabout towards healing and uniting the party, his slim delegate advantage shows little margin for error in the march to 1,237, even if he wins Ohio and Florida...... At the moment, Trumpís most viable path to victory would include winning Florida and Ohio. But it would also depend on him building upon his current 35%. A troubling sign for him in this regard comes from the Michigan exit polls, where...
  • Convention / Delegate Scenarios (Vanity)

    03/04/2016 3:13:02 PM PST · by nitzy · 9 replies
    Vanity | 3/4/16 | nitzy
    I think I understand the nomination/convention process but I want to run it by y'all to make sure I am right.... To be on the first ballot at the convention, a candidate must win a "magic 8" states. This is the majority of DELEGATES in at least 8 states. So far, Trump has 4 or 5 of these and will certainly get enough by the end of the primary process. Cruz has only 1 of these (Texas-94 out of 155 delegates) and may or may not eventually get to 8. Rubio and Kasich are pretty much certainly NOT going to...
  • Reince Priebus: There will be no 'shell games' with GOP nomination

    03/04/2016 1:28:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/04/2016 | By ELIZA COLLINS
    After an explosive day for the GOP, the chairman of the Republican National Committee said there wonít be ďany shell games going onĒ with the nominating process. The rules of the nominating process are ďno different today than 100 years ago. Which is you have a process. And whatever candidate gets a majority of the delegates is going to get the support of the party. Thatís how it works,Ē Reince Priebus said on CNN Thursday. "Itís not going to be any different. Thereís not going to be any shell games going on. Thatís the process and weíre going to get...
  • How the GOP Insiders Plan to Steal the Nod From Trump

    03/01/2016 11:31:32 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 66 replies
    ďEvery great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.Ē Ė Eric Hoffer Despite a growing string of victories in the Republican primaries ,the DC-Wall Street cabal that has dominated the GOP since 1988 has no intention of letting the billionaire real estate mogul be nominated. None other than Karl Rove has insisted the stop-Trump effort is not too late and can succeed. A new superPAC has dumped $10 million dollars into blistering negative TV ads against Trump in the last three days. The Koch brothers and their associates deny funding the effort but...
  • Political Prediction Market: Donald Trump's odds at capturing GOP nomination at 68%

    02/27/2016 6:29:07 PM PST · by GilGil · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:27 PM ET, Wed February 24, 2016 | Sophie Tatum
    A week before Super Tuesday, Trump's odds for winning the Republican nomination have soared to 68%, according to CNN's Political Prediction Market. He's followed by Sen. Marco Rubio... However, despite the neck-and-neck race for runner-up in the Nevada caucuses, Cruz's odds of winning the Republican nomination in the Political Prediction Market are significantly lower than GOP rival Rubio at 2%.
  • Help for the sincerely bewildered among the anti-Trump crew

    02/27/2016 11:05:36 AM PST · by tinyowl · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan, 2016 | Some Youtube Guy
    See youtube video Not posting for the name calling anit-Trumpers, or for that matter the name calling pro-Trumpers. This if for those who are bewildered by conservative support for Trump. I'm not trying to get you to vote for the guy, like him, or even support him. In fact, I don't really care, this is not going to reach enough people to change anything. But this is one reasonable, rational case. You don't have to agree with it. It doesn't cover everything. But it rises above the name calling, bickering and hyperbole going on here. I put it out as...
  • Why Donald Trump has a 90 percent chance of winning the Republican nomination

    02/24/2016 3:45:46 PM PST · by catnipman · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/24/2016 | Clifford Young and Chris Jackson
    Taken as a whole, the body of evidence is very compelling. All things point to a Trump nomination.
  • Audio: Chuck Schumer has no idea how to spin what Biden

    02/23/2016 4:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot ^ | February 23, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ll give you the quote but you should really listen to the clip, as it’s short and oh so sweet. How often does this guy get caught by reporters with nothing coherent to say in his or his party’s defense? I thought he’d at least try arguing that Biden said what he said in June 1992 whereas Scalia’s vacancy opened up in February of this year and that makes all the difference somehow even though it actually makes no difference at all, but he doesn’t even fart out that excuse. All he can say to the fact that Obama, Biden,...
  • GOP Senators Won't Even Meet With An Obama Supreme Court Nominee

    02/23/2016 1:41:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 23, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery, Amanda Terkel and Laura Barron-Lopez
    Senate Republicans on Tuesday launched an unprecedented blockade of President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-named Supreme Court pick, saying they won't give any nominee a hearing or even meet with the candidate. "I don't know how many times we need to say this," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters. "The Judiciary Committee has unanimously recommended to me that we not hold a hearing. I don't know the purpose of such a visit. I would not be inclined to take one myself." [Snip] But on Tuesday, at least five senior Republican senators -- McConnell, John Barrasso (Wyo.), John Cornyn (Texas), Orrin...
  • How Obama Denied Conservative Judges a Vote

    02/18/2016 11:08:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On a hot day in June, the grandson of a bank president took to the floor of the Senate to denounce the daughter of sharecroppers. "I feel compelled to rise on this issue to express, in the strongest terms, my opposition to the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the DC Circuit," Senator Obama said. Born in segregated Alabama, Janice Rogers Brown had been a leftist like Obama before becoming conservative. When Obama rose to denounce the respected African-American jurist for her political views it had been almost a full two years since President Bush had nominated her in the...
  • Leahy Predicts GOP Will ‚ÄėLose Control of the Senate‚Äô for Blocking SCOTUS Nomination

    02/16/2016 6:28:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2016 | 1:07 PM EST | Penny Starr
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted on Sunday that if Republicans block President Barack Obama's nomination to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, voters will give Democrats a majority in the Senate in the next election. "I think what we ought to do is nominate somebody," Leahy told Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union" show, one day after the death of Scalia at age 79. "If the Republican leadership refuses to even hold a hearing, I think that is going to guarantee they lose control of the Senate, because I...
  • "No" Is Why America Elected Republicans

    02/15/2016 7:13:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 15, 2015 | Tony Katz
    The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at 79 has been a gut punch for those who follow the Constitution, and a reason for glee from those who celebrate the death of anyone who disagrees with them. Also, allegedly, it has created a constitutional crisis of monumental proportions as Democrats demand the GOP-controlled Senate confirm whomever President Obama decides to nominate to fill the position. But there is no crisis. There is only one word: No. No, we will not consider any of Obama's nominees. No, we won't vote them. No, we don't care what you say about us on MSNBC....
  • What Would Scalia Say?: No reason Obama shouldn't appoint

    02/14/2016 7:18:44 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 61 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 14, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    What Would Scalia Say?: No reason Obama shouldn't appoint by Daniel Clark "Elections have consequences." President Obama once said that, and yet it's true. One might have hoped we'd all have learned it by now. The consensus among the candidates at the South Carolina Republican Primary Debate was that Obama is somehow obligated to abstain from appointing a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Their basis for this argument is that it's a tradition that a president does not make a Supreme Court appointment during an election year, especially when that appointment would dramatically change the Court's...
  • Excel Scoresheet: Who Should Republicans Nominate for President?

    02/14/2016 11:22:26 AM PST · by poconopundit · 46 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/14/2016 | PoconoPundit
    The battle of conservative issue purity has been waged on Free Republic for many months! And I'm not sure the Trumpbots and Cruzbots will ever agree on who is the most conservative. And I think it varies issue by issue. † But I'm not going to argue here about who is the more conservative. Rather, my aim is to show a spreadsheet analysis of the four voting dimensions I consider important in selecting a republican you want to vote for in primary. The dimensions are: 1) Conservative positions; 2) Independence; 3) Executive experience; and 4) Electability. See the chart...
  • Why A Vote For An Establishment Candidate Could Be A Vote For Trump In N.H.

    02/08/2016 7:15:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | February 8,2016 | Domenico Montanaro
    But because of a quirk in how the state party allocates delegates and how fractured the "establishment" field is, it could mean that an anti-Trump vote will actually be a vote for the New York billionaire. Here's how: The state party awards delegates on a proportional basis to presidential candidates based on their vote statewide and by congressional district. But it also has a 10 percent threshold. What does that mean? It means that if a candidate does not get 10 percent of the vote, he gets no delegates. And, right now, the favorite is Trump. Trump, after all, has...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can Win the GOP Nomination

    02/04/2016 10:03:19 AM PST · by Calpublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | Steve Deace
    When a man’s logic rests on the decorum and magnanimity of Donald Trump, you probably want to stop following his trail of bread crumbs before total and complete madness sets in. For no sooner had Ted Cruz declared victory in the Iowa Caucuses than Charles Hurt took to these very pages on Tuesday and claimed Mr. Trump to be the real winner despite the fact he didn’t win. Because, you know, Donald is so nice and all.