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  • Hillary Vs. Trump: Polls show many millenials turning towards Trump if they can't have Bernie

    05/30/2016 11:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Kim McLendon
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are currently the presumed nominees of the Democratic and Republican party, however, Bernie Sanders and his devoted young supporters are not giving up just yet. They do have their various reasons, and among those is the thought that neither Trump nor Clinton compare well to Bernie from their point of view. If forced to make a decision between the two, which will they choose? Donald Trump’s popularity among the under-30 crowd is not exactly soaring, as dislike for Hillary Clinton has reached new heights just this month. According to Fortune, 53 percent of people under...
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • NYT: Clinton Campaign Implodes Against Trump

    05/29/2016 3:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2016 | Staff
    AMY CHOZICK, ALEXANDER BURNS, and JONATHAN MARTIN write at the NY Times: Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide. But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party...
  • Bernie Sanders Doesn't Say No to Hypothetical Clinton VP Slot

    05/29/2016 2:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News' Meet The Press ^ | May 29, 2016 | Sally Bronston
    Would Bernie Sanders agree to be Hillary Clinton's running mate? He didn't rule it out when asked about it on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders told Chuck Todd he's focused on the California primary, but stopped short of refusing the offer should Clinton ask. "Here we are in California, I'm knocking my brains out to win the Democratic nomination," Sanders said. "What happens afterwards, we will see. But right now, my focus is on winning the nomination." The Vermont Senator called the California primary "the big enchilada." While Sanders admitted winning more pledged delegates than Secretary Clinton is an "uphill...
  • A bar bet on Trump’s appeal to African-Americans(Says Trump can reach 20% of black voters)

    05/29/2016 2:04:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jim Galloway
    If you had a decent history teacher in high school, you were taught that European democracies are slightly different from those in the Americas, both north and south. Democracies in this Western Hemisphere tend to be ethnic stews governed, with varying degrees of faithfulness, by constitutions and compacts. European democracies are built around nationalities — tribes of same-language peoples. A President Donald Trump and his “great again” appeals would push us closer toward the European model than we already are, his critics contend. If they’re right, a heightened season of racial tension could be in our Southern future. Some of...
  • What if Clinton were indicted, post-DNC?

    05/29/2016 1:45:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 29, 2016 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Here's a Hollywood story pitch for a political thriller: A major candidate for president is charged with high crimes after sewing up the party nomination at the summer convention. House of Cards meets Game of Thrones. Maybe the scenario sounds a little far-fetched, but it's not inconceivable. Democrat Hillary Clinton is under FBI investigation, along with top aides, for using a private, unsecured email server to conduct official business as secretary of state in the Obama administration. The traffic included classified information. She says that in retrospect, she made a mistake but violated no laws....
  • Hillary Clinton Urged To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

    05/29/2016 1:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    In light of the scathing internal audit that found Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton guilty of violating federal procedures during her time as the Secretary of State, several leading media organizations have chastised Clinton for her irresponsible acts, with some going so far as to suggest that she should drop out of the presidential race for the benefit of the Democratic Party. The Washington Post editorial board, taking note of the revelations that Hillary Clinton had never sought permission to conduct official business on her private server, roundly criticized her for what it called an “inexcusable and willful disregard for the...
  • Will Cruz Endorse Trump?

    05/29/2016 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 193 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 5-28-2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    owa radio host Steve Deace -- who was one of Ted Cruz's most important backers in the first primary state and who has a nationally syndicated radio show -- recently asked his followers on Twitter whether they want Senator Ted Cruz to publicly endorse Donald Trump. The results show that 83% say no, while only 17% say they want Cruz to use his political capital to help Trump.
  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • Trump or not, ‘big data’ could be huge in 2016 vote

    05/28/2016 9:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2016 | AFP
    “Big data” could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn’t think so. Trump, who sailed through the Republican primaries using unconventional campaign rallies and Twitter messages, has indicated that he sees little use for popular data analytics tools to help target specific voters. But analysts say he may be at a disadvantage in the general election if he stays on that course. “In the primaries, he was only looking for Republican voters, and in the general he needs all voters,” said Alan Rosenblatt, a digital political strategist...
  • Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

    05/28/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 28, 2016
    The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit...
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Latino SJWs For Trump

    05/28/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 28, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    If you’re Donald Trump, you can’t buy publicity like this from his enemies in San Diego yesterday: As hundreds of protesters outside his rally here Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump reveled on stage in the drama his candidacy has created. More: One poster referenced Trump’s wife, who immigrated to the United States from Slovenia: “The Art of the Deal. Deport Melania. Legalize 11 million.” Another: “Trump, Shame of America.” Another: “Jesus would not vote for Trump.” And: “Racist, go home.” As the rally progressed inside, a few protesters — including two women...
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Why Republicans Will Vote For Trump

    05/27/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hoover Institution's Defining Ideas ^ | May 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If Donald Trump manages to curb most of his more outrageous outbursts by November, most Republicans who would have preferred that he did not receive the nomination will probably hold their noses and vote for him.</p> <p>How could that be when a profane Trump has boasted that he would limit Muslim immigration into the United States, talked cavalierly about torturing terrorist suspects and executing their relatives, promised to deport all eleven-million Mexican nationals who are residing illegally in the U.S., and threatened a trade war with China by slapping steep tariffs on their imports?</p>
  • Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

    05/27/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has revealed that the major television networks plan to call the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton during the day on June 7th — hours prior to the close of polls in California — on the grounds that Clinton has “clinched” the nomination as soon as she crosses the 2,383-delegate threshold via both pledged delegates (who are already committed to her) and super-delegates (who cannot, by Democratic Party rules, commit themselves to her or be tallied until July 25th). In other words, as recently indicated by Mark Murray, NBC’s Senior Editor for Politics, the networks will make the...
  • Trump’s attacks on Martinez should alarm the GOP

    05/27/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 77 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 26, 2016 | James Hohmann
    During a 65-minute speech in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, Donald Trump laced into New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. He blamed her for the state’s economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian refugees. The billionaire even mused about moving to the state to run for governor himself. “She’s got to do a better job,” Trump told thousands of supporters, per The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson. “She’s not doing the job. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on: Let’s go, governor.” Martinez’s press secretary, Mike Lonergan, responded with a...
  • Where the 2016 DNC state delegations are staying in Philadelphia

    05/26/2016 11:20:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | May 25, 2016 | Staff
    About 6,000 delegates and alternates are coming to Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention from July 25 to 28, 2016. Fifty-seven state delegations were assigned to 26 hotels in Philadelphia and Valley Forge. State delegations use their hotels as a base of operations during the convention week. Each delegation begins its day by hosting breakfast at their respective hotels to preview the day’s convention activities. In addition, delegates use their hotels to host receptions and conduct official business, including meetings and press conferences. The delegations will be bused to the Wells Fargo Center during the convention hours. After a...
  • How Republican Senators Failed GOP voters once again

    05/26/2016 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 16 replies
    Bear to the Right ^ | May 25, 2016 | Gary Aminoff
    Last Friday, May 20, 2016, something happened in the U.S. Senate you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. You can read about it here. Gary Aminoff comments in the following short video.
  • The Democratic Party's Civil War Is Just Getting Started

    05/26/2016 8:26:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Reid Wilson, The Morning Consult
    The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is gaining strength, and asserting its power. When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term. The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders, to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now, even...
  • Jeff Sessions reportedly on Donald Trump's VP shortlist: Here are the other names

    05/26/2016 7:57:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Jeff Sessions is on Donald Trump's shortlist for a potential vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Post said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has narrowed down his list of potential running mates. The list includes Sessions, Alabama's junior Senator, as well as a retired general and a Washington lawmaker. Sessions, the first Senator to endorse Trump, is advising him on foreign policy and immigration matters...
  • US election: Why has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?

    05/26/2016 7:46:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 24, 2016 | Anthony Zurcher, North American reporter
    For the first time in this long election campaign, Republican Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls. Mrs Clinton's double-digit lead, which she has held over the past several months, has vanished - and with it, apparently, Democrats' dreams of a transformational 2016 victory that would leave Republicans wandering the wilderness for a generation. What happened? A closer look at those poll numbers offers some clarity....
  • After Hillary Drops Out... What?

    05/25/2016 8:27:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 25, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's insouciant attitude toward cyber-security would finish any other American politician. She ignored the law, flouted it repeatedly, and didn't care; folks are in prison for less. The only thing that's holding her up at this point is her Amen Corner in the media, most of whom know her personally and who long for a Clinton Restoration in order to reclaim their places as house courtiers. But 2016 is not 1992 or even 2008, and the retinue of retainers is as long in the tooth as the former first lady herself. They can't protect...
  • Why Bernie’s Bros Might Go for Trump

    05/25/2016 6:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Josh Zeitz
    Anti-establishment liberals abandoned their party in 1968, and again in 1980. Why not 2016? One of the great unknowns of the current presidential election cycle—a cycle without recent precedent in its unusual twists and turns—is whether the fall campaign will see a convergence of the populist left and the populist right. Could a chunk of Bernie Sanders’ anti-establishment base really vote for GOP outsider Donald Trump in November? Could it be enough to swing the election in Trump’s favor? Many experts scoff at the idea. “Not a chance,” former presidential adviser Jim Messina said on Monday. Writing for Politico Magazine,...
  • Latest polls have Democrats in a panic

    05/25/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | May 25, 2016 | Doyle McManus
    emocrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong? And yet, in a spate of reputable surveys Trump has suddenly erased the advantage Clinton had held all year. The average of major polls compiled by the website RealClearPolitics shows the two candidates tied with 43 percent each. In at least three polls, Trump has even pulled ahead by a...
  • Why Bernie’s Crushing Trump (He hasn't been vetted)

    05/24/2016 8:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Tomasky
    If Sanders were somehow able to beat Clinton, he’d be the least vetted, most vulnerable major-party nominee in American history. So Bernie’s still at it, telling George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that he thinks it’s not impossible for him to get 70 percent of the vote in every remaining state. Impossible. If anyone’s likely to hit 70 anywhere, it’s Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico. Maybe Sanders can do it in the Dakotas, but even that seems ludicrous, because those states have primaries, not caucuses, and he’s never won a primary by that kind of margin except in his home state. But...
  • #BernieOrBust: Why 20 Percent of Sanders Supporters Say They Would Vote for Trump over Hillary

    05/24/2016 1:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tierney McAfee
    A new national poll suggests that Bernie Sanders' continued presence in the Democratic primary has damaged front-runner Hillary Clinton by helping close the gap between the former secretary of state and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday shows that Clinton's lead over the billionaire businessman has shrunk to just three points, with the former first lady "weighed down by resistance from [a] significant chunk of Sanders supporters," as CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood tweeted. Pollsters, too, have attributed Clinton's shrinking lead in part to resistance from Sanders supporters....
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • Challenger wins national post at NM Republican convention Gov. Martinez supporter ousted)

    05/23/2016 11:36:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dan Boyd
    Harvey Yates Jr. defeated incumbent Pat Rogers for a state post on the Republican National Committee on Saturday, elevating an outspoken critic of Gov. Susana Martinez’s governing style to a prestigious – if largely symbolic – GOP position. At the New Mexico Republican convention at the Sandia Resort and Casino, Yates received 278 of the 473 votes cast by Republican delegates – or 58.8 percent – to oust Rogers. A former state Republican Party chairman, Yates has been critical of Martinez and her political adviser, Jay McCleskey, in recent years, while Rogers has been closely linked to both the Martinez...
  • ABC posts another poll showing Trump leading Clinton among registered voters

    05/22/2016 6:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    In a recent editorial for Fox News, Wayne Allyn Root tried to explain why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic. It’s still far too early to say whether the Carpathia will arrive in time to pluck Hillary’s supporters out of the frigid waters, but yet another set of early indicators shows that this race is shaping up to be anything but the blowout that Trump’s detractors have been predicting from day one. ABC News and the Washington Post have posted a new set of numbers which are firming up the trend indicated in previous results we saw from...
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cuban’s interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • The best thing Trump has going for him is Hillary Clinton: Charlie Gerow

    05/22/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Charlie Gerow
    One-hundred-seventy days are several lifetimes in politics, especially in presidential-election years. That's how many days remain before voters go to the polls in November. Already the race looks very different than it did just a couple of weeks ago. The twists and turns of the rest of the campaign trail are as difficult to predict as what's already occurred this year. One thing that's coming into sharper focus is that the best thing Donald Trump has going for him is Hillary Clinton. Team Clinton chortled over the possibility of a Trump candidacy. Their internal polls showed her breezing by a...
  • Iowa GOP heal divides with united 'Never Hillary' goal

    05/21/2016 4:33:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Rod Boshart
    Iowa Republicans worked Saturday to salve the bruises of bare-knuckle fight for the party's presidential nomination by rallying around a unifying cry of "Never Hillary" heading to the 2016 political battlefield. The 1,555 delegates who attended the GOP state convention cheered their elected officials and selected party members to represent them at the July national convention who generally backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz but now plan to support Donald Trump as the party's presumptive presidential standard-bearer in the 2016 election. "It's going to take us all working together as a united party in November so Hillary Clinton never sets a...
  • Is Clinton ready for the Wild West campaign of Donald Trump?

    05/21/2016 3:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Presidential campaigns are always studies in contrast, but rarely have the differences between the two major party nominees — and the kind of campaigns they plan to run — been as stark and as unusual as those between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. His political instincts are as rash as hers are cautious. Her policy proposals are as detailed and numerous as his are broad and few in numbers. Her public appearances are controlled and careful. His are the political equivalent of “The Truman Show.” She says he is unqualified to be president. He says she is unfit to serve....
  • Hillary Could Be in Big Trouble, May Be Blowing it Against Trump

    05/21/2016 2:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Nathan Francis
    Hillary Clinton was supposed to have a cake walk against Donald Trump in November, but a growing number of leaders within the Democratic Party are expressing worry that Trump may be a more formidable foe than expected. Leading up to this primary season, there was a pervasive hope among Democrats that Trump would be the nominee. Many predicted a win so big that it would not only sweep Clinton into the White House, but help Democrats regain critical seats in Congress, giving her a much stronger platform to accomplish her objectives. But much of that hope has been dissolving, as...
  • What now, Ted Cruz?

    05/20/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Montgomery County Courier ^ | May 20, 2016 | The Dallas Morning News
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his most determined supporters are likely still licking their wounds and mending their broken hearts. Such a sudden end to his primary campaign for president has left marks that will heal but slowly. Soon, though, Cruz will see that he has come through the hurricane of his first presidential campaign with his prospects enhanced, rather than retarded. We hope that knowledge gives him confidence and patience to reconsider his approach to the job he is returning to, as the junior senator from Texas. That’s the work, after all, that Texas voters singled him out for in...
  • Feinstein cites '68 chaos in warning against Sanders convention plan

    05/20/2016 3:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Eric Bradner
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that Bernie Sanders' intention to take his candidacy to the Democratic convention in July could spark unrest similar to the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago and the riots surrounding it. "It worries me a great deal," Feinstein told CNN's Manu Raju. "You know, I don't want to go back to the '68 convention, because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole -- and he should, too." Her comments were the latest evidence that Democrats are increasingly fretting that the divide between supporters of Sanders and backers of Hillary Clinton will...
  • Trump Taps D.C. Lawyer Who Vetted Palin for VP Search

    05/20/2016 2:58:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has hired the same D.C. power lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin in 2008 to conduct the legal review of his potential running mate. NBC News confirms that A.B. Culvahouse, a partner in the firm O'Melveny & Myers, will lead the process of sifting through financial, legal and other background materials submitted by potential candidates before Trump finalizes his choice for second-in-command. Trump personally met Culvahouse Wednesday in New York after the Trump campaign reached out to at least two DC-based law firms in an effort to find the best counsel for the job. After John McCain made a...
  • Hillary could really blow it: 4 reasons she’s a uniquely vulnerable to a Trump assault

    05/20/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Anthony J. Gaughan, The Conversation
    She struggles with working-class whites. Then there are those unfavorables. Make no mistake, this won't be easy Last Tuesday was not a good day for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She lost the West Virginia primary to Bernie Sanders by about 15 points, a stinging setback for the presumptive Democratic nominee. Worse yet, Quinnipiac University released a series of polls from three key swing states with bad news for Clinton. The poll results showed Donald Trump with a 4-point lead over Clinton in Ohio and in a statistical tie with her in Pennsylvania and Florida. Most political analysts and pundits, myself included,...
  • Why Bernie is Going to Win

    05/20/2016 11:42:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Contributors The Blog ^ | May 12, 2016 | Frank Huguenard, Scientist, Film Maker and Speaker
    Bernie is going to win. The writing is on the wall that Hillary is most likely guilty of [at a minimum] unintentional espionage and probably much worse and it looks like an indictment at this point is imminent. There’s no doubt that the democratic establishment is also aware of this inevitability and is beginning to hedge their bets, albeit behind closed doors. It’s only a matter of time before the majority of the DNC begins to realize that Hillary is a liability to the party and once this tipping point occurs, establishment democrats will defect en masse like rats from...
  • Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump

    05/19/2016 9:22:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | May 19, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    A boastful, millionaire New Yorker liked the company of beautiful women? This is why NYT can't lay a glove on Trump Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style. While it’s both riveting and exhilarating to watch a fossilized American political party being blown up and remade, it’s also highly worrisome that a man with no prior political experience and little perceptible patience for serious study seems...
  • Trump Leads Hillary!,Well Juan Williams? Who Looks Like A Complete Fool Now?

    05/19/2016 2:45:53 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 79 replies
    For the last 18 to 24 months, many of us have been watching The Five, and watching Juan Williams trying to convince us that "Hillary Is Way Ahead" of any potential GOP/Democrat candidate. No One Can Beat Hillary!, Well, here we are about a year or so later, and now we have Donald Trump leading Hillary? Anyone watching "The Five" now? Juan can't explain any of this. But hey, we all saw this coming! Awe, Poor Juan Williams! now he has to go home tonight with three feet of toilet paper stuck to his pants.
  • Bernie Sanders is starting to get the "everybody hates Ted Cruz" treatment

    05/18/2016 1:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ryu Spaeth
    Bernie Sanders is starting to get the “everybody hates Ted Cruz” treatment. The ongoing battle between Sanders and the Democratic National Committee has revealed not only the extent of Sanders’s contempt for Democratic officials, but that the feeling is mutual. His refusal to take a harder line against supporters who have issued violent, sexist threats against Nevada Democratic Chair Roberta Lange, along with his suggestion that they were justified in their anger, has brought condemnation from prominent Democrats and emboldened them to make harsher criticisms of Sanders and his brand of populist, anti-establishment politics. Barney Frank has gone so far...
  • Hillary is running a painfully stupid campaign

    05/18/2016 10:05:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Another primary night for the Democrats and another difficult night for Hillary Clinton, who’s almost certainly going to be the Democratic nominee even though a great many Democrats are determined to make that as difficult as possible for her. She squeaked out a victory over Bernie Sanders in Kentucky — a state she won by 35 points in 2008 — before losing by a significant margin to Sanders in Oregon. Many Democrats are disenchanted with her ideologically, but that’s not the only reason she’s suffering. Hillary is a politician in the John Kerry mold — she does inexplicably self-destructive things...
  • Bernie is showing The Donald where to beat Hillary

    05/17/2016 10:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be so quick to write off her recent string of Rust Belt losses to Bernie Sanders. While they won’t spell an upset in the Democratic primary, they do portend similar losses in the general election to Donald Trump, who has a wide lead over her on the issue of handling jobs and the economy. Exit polls in West Virginia and Indiana show Democratic voters see jobs and the economy as the top issues facing the country, and they think global trade is hurting American workers. Growing anxiety over the economy, which is softening in President Obama’s final...
  • Megyn Kelly Special: Trump defends tone, says bid will be ‘complete waste’ if he doesn’t winTrump to

    05/17/2016 5:41:52 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/16/2016 | FoxNews.com
    Donald Trump, in an extensive interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, defended his tone and tenor on the campaign trail, saying he’s a “counter-puncher” who’s only responding to the attacks against him. “I’m a counter-puncher,” Trump said. “I respond pretty strongly, but in just about all cases I’ve been responding to what they did to me.” Trump’s interview will air Tuesday on “Megyn Kelly Presents,” on Fox Broadcast Network affiliates at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Ben Carson Reveals Donald Trump's VP Running Mates, But Do They Want It?

    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson inadvertently exposed who may be on Donald Trump's list of possible running mates during Sunday's interview with The Washington Post. But those same politicians identified deflected the matter since the story surfaced. Following Carson's exit from the campaign in March, he endorsed Trump, quickly becoming a trusted advisor. His first big task was to lead the search for a vice presidential pick. By May 12, Carson's role on this V.P. Committee had ended, according to Carson's campaign manager Armstrong Williams, who told the Independent Journal that Carson did submit a list of potential nominees...
  • Ted Cruz Might Take The Jon Snow Route With His Campaign

    05/11/2016 6:45:05 AM PDT · by scottycraig · 74 replies
    Cruz refuses to call his campaign dead. He said in the interview that he might resurrect his campaign if he sees a path towards victory. However, Cruz’s campaign has left enough supporters into position of power among the Republican delegates. These supporters can have a substantial impact even if Trump is the sole nominee left. Read more