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  • Daily News Calls Out The 'Brain Dead' Voters Of New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 10:12:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nick Visser
    The New York Daily News is not amused with the people of New Hampshire. Following business mogul Donald Trump's double-digit win in the state's primary, the brash media outlet announced that its cover on Wednesday would depict a clown-faced image of the GOP front-runner alongside a sharp jab at the voters who've gotten him this far. "Clown comes back to life with N.H. win as mindless zombies turn out in droves," the cover reads, underneath the headline "Dawn of the brain dead." The Daily News has called Trump a clown -- among other things -- on its cover several times....
  • Rand Paul: My Dad’s Supporters in Iowa Won’t Go for Ted Cruz

    01/08/2016 7:52:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | January 8, 2016 | Reid J. Epstein
    In Winterset, Iowa, Monday night, attendees at a Ted Cruz town hall sat through a 10-minute video of Ron Paul 2012 supporters talking about how they're now backing the Texas senator's presidential campaign. It's part of Mr. Cruz's effort, having consolidated support from the state's social conservatives, also to win over libertarian-minded supporters from Mr. Paul, who placed second in Iowa's presidential caucuses in 2008 and third in 2012. Ron Paul's son has something to say about that. "I don't think that Ron Paul supporters are very excited about making the sand glow in the Middle East," Kentucky Sen. Rand...
  • Why Steve King Endorsed Ted Cruz — And Not Ben Carson or Donald Trump

    11/16/2015 12:06:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    KVNU-AM & FM ^ | November 16, 2015
    ABC News(DES MOINE, Iowa) — Congressman Steve King has endorsed Ted Cruz for President — saying Cruz is the "answer to my prayers" and that Ben Carson and Donald Trump's lack of Washington, D.C., experience makes the job "harder" for them. "I do believe that Ted Cruz is the full package, the constitutional conservative that can restore the soul of America," King told reporters in a conference room at the Des Moines Marriott. King is an influential voice in Iowa politics who was courted by many conservative Republicans, including Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. He said he made...
  • Three tickets out of Iowa

    02/01/2016 10:30:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 1, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    "Three tickets out of Iowa." It sounds like a movie starring, say, Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda (or Peter in the remake), and Van Heflin. Actually, it's the conventional wisdom regarding Iowa caucuses. When there's a large field, Iowa punches three candidates' tickets to New Hampshire and beyond, so they say. The conventional wisdom happens to hold up well this year. As John says, after Iowa it looks like a three-man race for the GOP nomination among Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio. I believe a fourth ticket will be punched in New Hampshire if Jeb Bush, John Kasich, or...
  • Iowa Governor to campaign with Christie at the 11th hour

    01/31/2016 6:02:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I'm rather torn as to whether this is some sort of indicator that's worth watching tomorrow or just a piece of inevitable political minutia like so many others which gets flushed away with the next dawn. We learned something about Iowa Governor Terry Branstad's primary preferences last month at that same time that he celebrated the milestone of becoming the longest serving governor in the nation's history. He insisted that he wasn't going to be endorsing anyone or playing favorites, but he definitely didn't want Ted Cruz to carry the day. At the same time we saw how the rest...
  • Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president

    01/30/2016 3:24:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | January 30, 2016 | David Roberts
    As Donald Trump continues his pundit-defying dominance of the national polls, with early primaries just days away, the once-unthinkable has become all too thinkable: Could Trump actually pull this off? Could he become president? I'm going to stake out a firm answer: no. Absent extreme and unlikely circumstances*, Trump will never be president. Jack Shafer argues that Trump's success so far is a "black swan" event, an unpredictable and unrepeatable concatenation of improbable circumstances. That sounds about right. But just because some political rules and conventions have been violated doesn't mean they've all vanished. Just because Trump makes no sense...
  • What happens if Rubio wins Iowa?

    01/29/2016 4:21:47 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 91 replies
    01-29-2016 | MnJohnnie
    Ok Freepers, put down the Trump/Cruz bats for a minute and consider this. According to polling a plurality of Iowa voters are either undecided or soft in their support for any candidate. Religious voters play a significant role in Iowa politics. Religious voters have demonstrated in the past a distaste for candidate who engage in the bare knuckle politics Cruz/Trump have recently engaged in. Historically polling in Iowa has been rather in accurate. Iowa almost always produces a surprise result. Rubio has gone full out of for the religious votes. His ads spend a lot of time with him talking...
  • Biden: Trump or Cruz nomination ‘a gift from the Lord’

    01/28/2016 8:39:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | Olivier Knox, Chief Washington Correspondent
    Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats on Thursday that they should see it as “a gift from the Lord” if Republicans nominate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas or billionaire businessman Donald Trump for president in 2016. “We may be given a gift from the Lord in the presidential race here,” Biden told lawmakers attending the annual House of Representatives Democratic conference, held this year in Baltimore. “I don’t know who to root for more: Cruz? Or what’s that guy’s name, he’s having a fundraiser for veterans tonight, I’m told,” said the vice president. Trump has announced he will snub...
  • Fascinating variable shows how Donald Trump's lead over Ted Cruz could melt away in Iowa

    01/27/2016 2:36:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 27, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump may be the front-running candidate to beat in Iowa, but a new poll suggests his victory strategy relies on a key factor: whether Iowans who don't usually vote show up next Monday. According to a Wednesday Monmouth University survey, a victory for Trump in the Iowa caucus hinges on whether his non-traditional campaign style motivates irregular voters to caucus for him. "Turnout is basically what separates Trump and Cruz right now," Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said. "Trump's victory hinges on having a high number of self-motivated, lone-wolf caucus-goers show up Monday night." Trump's support in...
  • Michael Moore Talks 2016 Race, Obama's Legacy and More With Megyn Kelly (Victory lap by Megyn)

    Published on Jan 26, 2016 Michael Moore appeared on "The Kelly File" tonight to discuss a wide variety of topics with Megyn Kelly.
  • Trump's Debate Boycott Throws Fox News Into Chaos

    01/27/2016 12:51:33 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 229 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 27, 2016 | Gabriel Sherman
    Trump said he would host his own Iowa town hall to raise money for veterans and let other networks cover it. One clear sign of the gravity of tonight's development is the sense of confusion that is swirling throughout Fox. The network is split between Kelly's allies like Brit Hume and conservative anchors that are furious that Kelly - who graces the cover of Vanity Fair this month - has become the face of the network. An anchor fumed that Kelly hosted Michael Moore on her program tonight and the lefty filmmaker defended her against Trump. "That would be like...
  • George Pataki Endorses Marco Rubio for President

    01/26/2016 8:46:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ryan Struyk, ABC News
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is throwing his support behind Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. "I am proud to endorse Marco Rubio," Pataki said today in an interview with Fox News, adding that he believes Rubio is the right person to unite the Republican Party. "Donald Trump is dividing us," Pataki said. "Marco Rubio is going to bring us together." Pataki's support comes on the heels of the Des Moines Register announcing its endorsement of the Florida senator. Pataki dropped his long-shot 2016 presidential bid last month after low support in polls...
  • Iowa Democratic caucus runs into difficulties amid volunteering crisis

    01/25/2016 12:37:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Waterloo, Iowa
    Things are looking grim for the Iowa Democratic party's efforts to mount a successful caucus on 1 February. The Guardian has learned the party is still lacking a temporary chairman to run the caucuses in up to 300 locations across the state with just over a week to go before caucus night. These officials preside over caucuses when they first convene. Caucuses can then elect a permanent chair but invariably the temporary chair is chosen. The chair ensures the Democratic party's complex rules are followed and that an accurate vote is taken and then reported to state Democratic party. There...
  • 13 Reasons Why Donald Trump Will Make the Best President Ever

    01/23/2016 8:46:50 PM PST · by entropy12 · 73 replies
    Today'sInfo.net ^ | NA | Todays Info
    Why would Trump make the best president of all time? He will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created. He will bring back our jobs from China, from Japan, from Mexico. Trump is not politically correct. He is not afraid to say what he thinks. If he has an issue with you, he will say it to your face. It would be nice to have a politician in office with that level of transparency. Trump is undeniably a great negotiator, he knows how to navigate complex deals and convince a wide variety of industries, businesses, and investors to...
  • Paths To The Nomination: Trump, Cruz, And Rubio

    01/24/2016 3:12:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 22, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    We're far enough along in the Republican primary process -- though not a single vote has been cast -- that the field has winnowed down to a small number, and we can begin to project how each of them might win the nomination. I see this is as three-man race right now: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. Why? Because for everyone else, the path to the nomination begins with "and then a miracle occurs." Well, maybe not a miracle. But they're basically waiting for some spectacular and unexpected change of events that will break their way and suddenly...
  • Marco Rubio Cancels TV-Ads in Iowa, New Hampshire

    01/23/2016 12:04:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 22, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s campaign has cancelled almost $1 million worth of TV-advertising in the Hawkeye State, just one week prior to the state's first-in-the-nation caucus. Rubio also cancelled around $125,000 in paid advertising in New Hampshire, which votes on February 9th, eight days after Iowa. Rubio has been advertising extensively in both states since December. In Iowa alone, Rubio has already spent around $3 million on paid advertising. He also still has advertising-slots booked in both states, but his campaign's decision to scale back his buys suggests a change in strategy, just as voters are preparing to cast their...
  • McCain: ‘I respect’ Palin’s decision on Trump

    01/20/2016 8:58:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. John McCain declined on Wednesday to criticize Sarah Palin, his former running mate, for endorsing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "I respect her view," McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters in the Senate on Wednesday, a day after Palin endorsed the man with whom he has had a bitter feud. "I have great affection and appreciation for her," he said. "I respect what she does." Palin's decision isn't affecting his own thinking about the race, McCain added. "I'm not considering anyone," he said. "I've got my own race to run." McCain had previously endorsed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of his...
  • Former McCain aide: Sarah Palin's Trump endorsement a "big lose" for Ted Cruz

    01/20/2016 9:58:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 20, 2016
    Rick Davis, the campaign manager for 2008 GOP nominee John McCain, said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the loser in former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to endorse businessman Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP nomination. "You win every day or you lose every day in a campaign at this stage down to the wire. And it was a big win day for Trump and a big lose day for Cruz," Davis said on "CBS This Morning." There's a "battle for the dwindling Carson vote," he said, which is why both Trump and Cruz are pushing so hard to build...
  • Top SJW spokesman wants to know why Bernie Sanders doesn’t favor reparations for slavery

    01/20/2016 8:44:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We've spoken about Ta-nehisi Coates a few times previously. Widely considered to be the voice of the Social Justice Warriors, the author of Between the World and Me seems to be the go-to philosopher of everyone from the Black Lives Matter movement to the most hard core liberal enclaves of the media. Given how poorly Bernie Sanders has been doing with black voters in recent polls, it's no shock that Coates might be rushing to the defense of Hillary Clinton as she struggles to stay to the left of the Vermont socialist. And true to form, he seems to be...
  • Beware A GOP Calendar Front-Loaded With States Friendly To Trump And Cruz

    01/19/2016 6:07:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Five Thirty Eight Politics ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Wasserman
    In a few weeks' time, it's possible that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will steamroll their way through Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and dominate the so-called "SEC Primary" -- the collection of 13 mostly Southern states that will vote on March 1 -- horrifying many GOP elected officials and depriving any other candidate of a night to celebrate. Yet even if that happens, it's still possible that Marco Rubio (or another more establishment-friendly candidate) could end up with the nomination, thanks to quirks of the GOP's complex delegate math. The GOP's primary calendar is surprisingly front-loaded with states...
  • Where have you gone, Sarah Palin? The woman who just endorsed Donald Trump is not the rogue...

    01/19/2016 7:59:42 PM PST · by Isara · 283 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | S.E. Cupp
    Where have you gone, Sarah Palin? The woman who just endorsed Donald Trump is not the rogue conservative I knew in 2008 Back in December, I was at a small event in a Las Vegas bar; CNN's Jake Tapper was interviewing Sarah Palin. He asked which candidate she'd most like to grab a beer with. Her answer? Donald Trump.Trump, of course, has been sober his whole life. But the moment perfectly encapsulates the Palin-Trump romance. Because in addition to endorsing a beer run with a man who doesn't drink, she also just endorsed for the presidency a man who is...
  • Trump on Cruz’s “rough temperament”: You can’t call your leaders liars on the Senate floor

    01/19/2016 1:34:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Golly, I thought populists liked it when Cruz did that. Now it turns out that type of insolence is a liability in a president. Frankly, that attitude sounds ... establishment-y. I guess it's time for the "Donald Trump scolding other people for incivility" act of this circus. Donald Trump bashed Ted Cruz's "temperament" and defended his presidential campaign's ground game during an appearance Tuesday at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum. "Ted has got a rough temperament, you can't call people liars on the Senate floor when they are your leaders. Not a good thing to do if you want to...
  • ‘New York Values’: Cruz’s Strategic Play Against Trump

    01/19/2016 12:02:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    After the GOP debate last Thursday night the big issue was "New York Values" and the next day it looked like New Yorker Donald Trump had dealt with the issue by invoking the shades of the fallen 9/11 heroes. But now it all comes clear to me. "New York Values" is how Ted Cruz intends to take the air out of Donald Trump's balloon. It's obviously a strategic decision that the Cruz campaign has thought long and hard about. They intend to flood the airways with negative ads showing that Donald Trump is, at heart, just a New York liberal...
  • Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: Don’t count out non-Trump, non-Cruz candidates yet

    01/18/2016 11:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Waco Tribune ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Following the Thursday GOP presidential debate, the campaigns are trying to make the most of their gains and minimize their problems coming out of feisty face-offs with their rivals. Donald Trump is continuing to bash Sen. Ted Cruz over his "New York values" slur; Cruz responded with a snarky dig at liberal politicians, which was non-responsive considering his crack was about the values of New York. More forcefully, Trump is keeping the flap going about Cruz's Goldman Sachs and Citibank loans, telling Jake Tapper, "How are you going to be president if you didn't know about a million-dollar loan from...
  • The Boos Continue! Trump Ticks Off Tea Party Faithful and They Let Him Hear It

    01/16/2016 4:08:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    In the department of Presidential candidates hearing jeers-not-cheers from crowds, Donald J. Trump -- Republican frontrunner, real estate mogul, racist eater of burgers -- is not having a very good week. During Thursday night's Republican debate on Fox Business, Trump faced criticism from the crowd in South Carolina after he attempted to lob attacks at Texas Senator (and closest polling threat) Ted Cruz. If at first you don't succeed, try and fail again. On Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of tea party activists, Trump again attempted to toss shade at Cruz, and those in attendance defiantly booed the...
  • Report: Ted Cruz Wins New York City Straw Poll After ‘New York Values’ Comment

    01/16/2016 10:09:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 16, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) won a "prominent New York City straw poll" after commenting on "New York values." On Saturday the Resurgent posted on Twitter: "Ted Cruz Wins Prominent New York City Straw Poll AFTER Insulting 'New York Values.'" According to the Resurgent, The Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City held its straw poll after Cruz's statements criticizing "New York Values," and Cruz won first place. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said Cruz insulted New Yorkers when he criticized New York Values during the GOP debate on Thursday night in South Carolina....
  • Kirstie Alley: Trump is 'waking this country up'

    01/14/2016 10:05:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | January 14, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Actress Kirstie Alley said Thursday that she admires GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for shaking up the political debate. "Donald Trump, whether you like him or you don't like him, is waking this country up," she told FoxBusiness.com. "If you hate him, you're going to talk about how much you hate him," Alley continued. "If you love him, you're going to talk about how much you love him. "I want someone who will rev us up and make us pay attention. I think that's a really great step for this country because this country's gotten very complacent." Alley said...
  • Bill Maher: We Must Stop ‘Evil’ Ted Cruz Before It’s Too Late

    01/14/2016 5:50:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2016 | Marlow Stern, entertainment editor and writer
    The host of HBO's Real Time, which returns Friday, on why he's scared of Cruz, and the 'underage hookers' scandal that could sink Hillary Clinton's campaign. For the past month and change, there's been a void in the political commentary arena--and political incorrectness, in general. Yes, Bill Maher was on vacation. But the acerbic satirist seems recharged and ready to dive headfirst into election season--which he'll do by kicking off the return of his late-night series Real Time with Bill Maher with a big campaign of his own. You'll have to tune in to HBO Friday night to see exactly...
  • Ted Cruz is crazy, like a fox

    01/14/2016 7:20:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | January 14, 2016 | Michael Kurtz
    Hide your kids. Hide your wife. Because the presidential bid of Rafael Edward Cruz--whom you may know by his stage name, "Ted"--is most definitely picking up steam. The senator from Texas has been called a "charlatan" by Washington Post opinion writers and a "wacko bird" by Sen. John McCain. Although Cruz won't win any popularity contests in the Acela corridor, he has an excellent chance to win the Republican nomination. First of all, his campaign is raking in dough. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that he raised $20 million during the fourth fundraising quarter of 2015, which was...
  • Trump leads the pack, but Cruz wins one on one

    01/14/2016 6:30:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Beaufort Observer ^ | January 14, 2016
    Going into tonight's debate in Charleston the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has some interesting numbers. Donald Trump is still holding, and even expanding, his following but in a one on one matchup with Ted Cruz he comes off second behind Cruz but beats Rubio is all the others are disregarded. This is along the lines of what we have been predicting all along. Trump may be leading a multi-candidate pack but he has never polled enough to actually win the nomination. Thus, it is going to be interested when the field is whittled down and the delegates are selected...
  • Muslim woman says Trump backers are supporting 'hateful rhetoric' (86'd from his rally

    01/10/2016 9:25:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 9, 2016 | Karen Brooks
    A U.S. Muslim woman who was ejected from a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina while engaging in a silent protest said on Saturday she wanted to make the Republican presidential candidate's backers recognize they are supporting "hateful rhetoric."
  • Hillary Clinton turns up the heat on Bernie Sanders

    01/09/2016 9:16:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)--A sense of anxiety is cascading through Hillary Clinton's campaign, with an increasing sense of urgency the primary fight with Bernie Sanders is far more of a threat than once imagined, unlikely to be extinguished after the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton has gone from all but ignoring Sanders to fiercely engaging him in recent days, a reflection of public and private polling that points to a race that is uncomfortably competitive for the Democratic front-runner. She openly questions his electability and argues that he is out of step with the party on guns and other...
  • Shunning Hillary Is the Prescription for a Trump-Cruz White House

    01/09/2016 12:30:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | January 8, 2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Here's a horrific "what if" in the months after November 9, 2016. That's the day after the presidential election and the winner is declared. The nomination and confirmation of one, two, maybe even three more Antonin Scalias and Clarence Thomas's to the Supreme Court. The quick repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the shut-down of the Department of Education, the total scrap of the Dodd-Frank financial industry regulations, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, and outlawing of abortion, the gut of the EPA, a cheer of the notion that Global Warming is a fraud, the giveaway of millions of acres of...
  • O'Malley: Ted Cruz Is More 'Outrageous, Unqualified' Than Donald Trump

    01/07/2016 1:36:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 7, 2016 | Monica Alba
    LAS VEGAS -- The three Democratic presidential candidates made their case here Wednesday night in an early state that may prove critical in securing the nomination. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley delivered speeches at the "Battle Born Battleground" caucus dinner, hosted by the Nevada Democratic Party and Sen. Harry Reid, who introduced the candidates. ---snip--- O'Malley, who spoke second, dedicated a significant portion of his speech to knocking Ted Cruz. The former governor of Maryland is currently struggling with single digits in polls. "I'd like to say that Donald Trump is the most outrageous and unqualified person ever...
  • To get Graham's endorsement, a presidential candidate must challenge Trump, Cruz

    01/06/2016 5:38:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Greenville News | January 6, 2016 | Rudolph Bell
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/06/get-grahams-endorsement-presidential-candidate-must-challenge-trump-cruz/78361142/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  • Marco Rubio in 2004: Cheap College for Undocumented Immigrants

    01/05/2016 10:15:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 6, 2016 | Tim Mak
    What do you get when you combine Rubio's slimy friend David Rivera and their joint push to make sure undocumented immigrants receive in-state tuition in Florida? Nothing good for Marco Rubio. When Sen. Marco Rubio was in the Florida state house, he teamed up with his scandal-plagued pal David Rivera to co-sponsor legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. This issue combines the dual ghosts of Rubio's past, both of which he is trying to escape as he navigates his way through a tough GOP presidential primary: his relationship with Rivera, a former congressman under investigation...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Heats Up Attacks on Ted Cruz Over Global Warming

    12/08/2015 4:19:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 8, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    The chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for chairing a Senate inquiry into global warming Tuesday. “The science on climate change is clear, 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record, and the United States is already feeling the impacts of climate change — including in Ted Cruz’s home state of Texas, where severe downpours and flash floods killed dozens this year alone,” Hillary for America Chairman John Podesta said in a statement....
  • Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

    07/05/2015 10:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemoller, anti-Nazi pastor Donald Trump set off a firestorm with his recent remarks about Mexico. Good, hes hit a nerve. At his campaign kickoff announcement at Trump Towers, Trump said, When Mexico sends its people, theyre not sending their best. Theyre not sending you (gesturing to audience member), theyre not sending you. Theyre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyre bringing those problems with us. Theyre bringing drugs. Theyre bringing crime. Theyre rapists. And some, I assume, are good people....
  • The South is key in the race for the White House

    01/03/2016 8:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Southern Political Report ^ | January 4, 2016 | Hastings Wyman
    The South will play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential contest, both in the nominating process and in the General Election. For the Republicans, Dixie's plethora of primaries come quickly after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary and will probably determine the nominee. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton's strong support among African Americans in the Southern primaries should cement her already commanding lead for her party's nomination. And in the General Election, at least three Southern states are likely to be competitive and may well determine the outcome of the race for the White House. Until...
  • Marco Rubio Doesn’t Add Up

    01/03/2016 1:27:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times' Sunday Review ^ | January 2, 2016 | Frank Bruni
    MATH was never my strongest subject, so maybe I'm just not crunching the numbers right. But the more I stare at them, the less sense Marco Rubio makes. Rubio as the front-runner, I mean. As the probable Republican nominee. According to odds makers and prediction markets, he's the best bet. According to many commentators, too....
  • Trump Boosted By Midwest Democratic Party-Switchers, So Racism, Sneers NY Times

    01/03/2016 12:58:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 3, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New York real-estate developer Donald Trump has dominated the Republican nomination campaign for months -- but his strongest support doesn't come from any of the organized blocs in the Republican party. He polls well among conservative and evangelical voters, to be sure, running competitively against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with these voters. He draws considerable support, also, from self-identified "liberal"or "moderate" Republicans. In fact, in the latest Quinnipiac poll, his biggest polling margin against his GOP rivals was among moderate and liberal Republicans. But his strongest support comes from Republicans who used to be Democrats, according to new polling analysis...
  • Paula Dwyer: Billionaires got few dividends in presidential race

    01/02/2016 10:17:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | January 3, 2016 | Paula Dwyer
    Throughout 2015, we kept hearing warnings that wealthy individuals would dominate the presidential election, and perhaps even influence the outcome, all because of court-made changes in campaign-finance law that allowed unlimited contributions and spending. So why did Big Money in politics end up to be a big bust in 2015? Super PACs -- political action committees that can accept unlimited amounts from just about anyone but can't coordinate with the candidate -- have been spending money, yet have little to show for it. Other dark-money sources -- essentially nonprofit social-welfare groups that don't have to disclose their donors -- had...
  • It’s clear here in Iowa: Power is shifting from the establishment

    01/02/2016 9:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | January 3, 2016 | David Shribman, executive editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Montour, Iowa -- After candidate entries and candidate withdrawals, debates and debate-related controversies, campaign surges and campaign duds, and tens of millions spent and tens of millions wasted on broadcast advertisements, we finally have reached the actual election year. No one expected Donald Trump to retain his high poll ratings. No one expected Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin to bomb. No one expected terrorism to emerge as a top issue. No one expected Republican politics to be so riveting. But while some of the candidates have been on a fool's errand, 2015 was not a bootless errand. It taught us...
  • Exclusive: Armstrong Williams Says Revitalized Carson Coming for Cruz, Trump, Rubio in 2016

    01/01/2016 4:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Armstrong Williams, a close confidant and business manager for Dr. Ben Carson, told Breitbart News exclusively on Friday that Carson is confident he will re-emerge as a formidable candidate, place top three in Iowa, and win South Carolina--and eventually win the GOP nomination in 2016. "He remains in control," Williams said in a phone interview. "He made the changes that were necessary to give him the best chance to surge again to place first, second or third in Iowa, to win South Carolina, and establish the necessary momentum to win the GOP nomination." Both Carson campaign manager Barry Bennett and...
  • Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio Against Cruz

    12/30/2015 9:28:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 30, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Do supporters of the Christian right candidates Ted Cruz has eclipsed hate him so much they'd sabotage their own heroes? The late stages of the invisible primary would not be complete without reports of intrigue and skullduggery in Iowa, with campaigns forming tactical alliances against common enemies. We have one today from National Review's Tim Alberta and Eliana Johnson, who report that supporters of the last two caucus winners, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, are so bitter at being eclipsed by Ted Cruz that they are conspiring to block the Texan and instead elevate Marco Rubio. There's only one problem...
  • Farrakhan^s Warning About What Will Happen If Donald Trump Becomes President

    12/31/2015 4:12:28 PM PST · by entropy12 · 82 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    The Minister Louis Farrakhan has a warning for the American public: [If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.] That is the message that the controversial Nation of Islam leader delivered in a recent video that was posted to his Facebook page.
  • Trump to 60 Minutes: single payer health care

    12/29/2015 10:55:34 PM PST · by TBP · 395 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 28, 2015 | Gary Gross
    ccording to the transcript of Donald Trump's interview with Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes, Mr. Trump favors a single payer health care plan in certain situations. During the interview, Pelley asked Mr. Trump what his plan was to replace Obamacare would look like. Mr. Trump responded, saying "I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now." When Pelley pressed Mr. Trump further about who would pay for this coverage, Mr. Trump said "the government’s gonna pay...
  • It’s Time For Mike Huckabee To Get Out Of The Presidential Race

    12/29/2015 10:58:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | December 29, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Just like it's past time for Jeb Bush and Rand Paul to get out, and it's past time for Rick Santorum and George Pataki to get out. That's obvious, but it's made more obvious now that Huckabee is resorting to off-base and stupidly dishonest ads attempting to trash candidates who have taken his votes away. Here's a PAC ad Huckabee's camp is running in Iowa... (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The same consulting firm also put out similar attacks on Cruz in Iowa on his opposition to ethanol subsidies and accusing Cruz of being bankrolled by the oil industry....
  • Trump’s NH Leftovers: Angry, Amped and Anonymous

    12/29/2015 2:49:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 29, 2015 | Garrett Quinn
    Hundreds of fans were unable to get into his crowded rally Monday. But given the disorganized campaign in New Hampshire, they likely weren't missed or even counted in the first place. Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters received terrible news just moments before he took the stage in the gymnasium of a Nashua, New Hampshire, middle school: The event was over capacity. Some had stood in the cold for more than 90 minutes, waiting to hear Trump talk about how he is going to Make America Great Again. They were grumpy, sad, frustrated, and, well, angry like the man they love....
  • "Trump Voters Are Not Just Angry - They Want Revenge"

    12/28/2015 2:25:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 27, 2015 | Frank Luntz
    Outraged by what Donald Trump says? You are not alone. No high-polling presidential candidate in the modern era has so intrepidly drawn the ire of so many within the American electorate. And there remains no end in sight. Yet in rendering one voting bloc utterly apoplectic, he has appealed viscerally to another. The balance of middle ground politics is not, shall we say, Mr Trump’s bailiwick. But America is no longer a middle ground country. We are already scared by our division — and it is getting worse. The simple truth is, the more provocative his language, the deeper and...