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  • Real Clear Politics&Average Of All Polls.But How Many Pollsters Are Done By Democrats?

    10/21/2016 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Pence_Dispenser · 30 replies
    They say that most polls are done by left leaning groups/organizations.So does this mean that polls by CNN,ABC,NBC & New York Times are included? What about Monmouth? Who is running Monmouth?. It's just peculiar that the polls done by Democrats have Hillary up about 11 points when the more credible pollsters are showing a tie or a two point race. Guess we can agree that something just doesn't add up,and Trump should be ahead by at least six or seven points.
  • Kobach calls Trump's stance on election results 'reasonable' (KS Sec'y of State)

    10/20/2016 4:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | October 20, 2016 | John Hanna, Associated Press Political Writer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top election official said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was justified in refusing to promise now that he'll accept the election results, even as the state party chief and a GOP senator on the ballot urged candidates to do so. Secretary of State Kris Kobach called criticism of Trump over his refusal during Wednesday night's presidential debate to commit to accepting the results "rather amusing." He said no candidate should concede if the race is close and there are questions about the count, citing the 2000 contest in Florida, decided by fewer than...
  • On “Accepting Election Results” (Has the media forgotten Al Gore?)

    10/20/2016 2:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 19, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    I said I wouldn’t comment on tonight’s debate until tomorrow, when I host the third hour of Laura Ingraham’s radio show. But I can’t resist, having seen how the liberal press is trying to spin what, by any objective standard, was a pretty good night for Donald Trump. It’s all about Trump’s refusal to commit to “accepting the result of the election” should he lose: Horrifying! Trump “upends a basic pillar of American democracy” by saying he will wait and see what happens on election day, because of his concern about voter fraud. But wait! Who was the last candidate...
  • Hutchinson: Trump can still win despite poll numbers that aren't favorable

    10/20/2016 11:26:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | October 20, 2016 | Emma Pettit
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  • The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world

    10/19/2016 6:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | October 19, 2016 | Michael Li and Raymond Perkins
    Over the last decade we’ve witnessed big data tackle issues such as crime, health care, climate change, and even how to select a movie. So, with the availability of ever-growing collections of political data, more sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, and the ubiquitous presence of social media, it is tempting to think that big data should be able to give us a completely accurate prediction of major votes likes Brexit or the American presidential election. After all, statistical error decreases with sample size, so with unbounded data at our fingertips, it’s easy to imagine that measurement error will also vanish. Indeed,...
  • Freeper help (yes, I have looked for this number)

    10/19/2016 10:26:08 AM PDT · by LS · 21 replies
    self | 10/19/2016 | LS
    Freepers, ok, I have looked and looked for this number---and have heard it before---but can't find a source. *How many Rs voted, combined, in all the primaries and caucuses? *How many Ds voted? I can find Trump's, or Cruz's number, but not the total.
  • Most election pollsters aren't really in it for the money

    10/18/2016 3:37:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNBC's The Big Crunch ^ | October 18, 2016 | Mark Fahey and Eric Chemi
    *Most election polls are loss leaders, designed for marketing. *Brand recognition is often the main goal, not accuracy. *The real money is giving advice to campaigns. Every day in this election cycle it seems like there are new polls about the presidential race, and it seems like somebody must be making a lot of money from all that data collection. But here's the thing: Most of these polls were never meant to make money. They are just marketing and brand placement to help sell something else. Even the biggest firms, like Gallup, give away political polls to promote the commercial...
  • Carville declares Trump campaign dead in fundraising email

    10/17/2016 6:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Democratic strategist James Carville on Monday declared GOP presidential nominee’s Donald Trump’s campaign “dead” as he urged voters to give money to support Democratic House candidates. In a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraising email, Carville summed up Trump’s campaign in a seven-word “eulogy:” “It launched. It failed miserably. It died.” But he argued that Democrats’ job is far from done, encouraging supporters to open up their wallets and contribute to House candidates and match the funding from Republican donors. “Here’s the deal: Just because Trump’s dunzo doesn’t mean your job is over!” Carville wrote. “Oh heck no -- Democrats...
  • Google searches for "How to vote for Trump" and "How to vote for Clinton" rise — unevenly

    10/17/2016 2:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mic ^ | October 17, 2016 | Melanie Ehrenkranz
    U.S. Google Trends for "How to vote for Trump," "How to vote for Hillary" and "How to vote for Clinton" over the last 30 days show a spike in searches following the first and second presidential debates. Not surprising: People are fired up and want to know how to cast a vote! But the data show one disparity worth noting: "How to vote for Trump" usually ranks higher than "How to vote for Clinton" and "How to vote for Hillary." There could be a number of reasons why, but the trend brings up one important point: Trump doesn't have as...
  • LEAKED: Clinton Campaign Praised George W Bush On Immigration

    10/16/2016 9:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2016 | Amber Randall
    A member of the Hillary Clinton campaign praised former President George W. Bush on immigration, according to leaked emails from campaign chairman John Podesta’s account. As the campaign tried to figure out whether to let former President Bill Clinton speak on immigration, his chief of staff Tina Flournoy took a minute to praise Bush. “43 is soooooo good on it,” Flournoy wrote in a March 2015, email. “Really good. At least he has been when I’ve seen him talk about it with 42.” The rest of the email chain is devoted to whether to risk Clinton talking about immigration and...
  • Why Democrats could benefit from a Trump victory (Fan fiction)

    10/16/2016 3:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jefferson Post ^ | October 16, 2016 | D.G. Martin
    Most Democrats are happy that Donald Trump’s campaign is stumbling. But some, looking at the long term, might think that a Trump win next month would be a good thing. Not for the country, they would explain, but for the future of the Democratic Party. Just like Barack Obama’s win in 2008 hurt Democrats in elections later on, Trump’s victory would be terrible for the Republicans in future elections. Obama’s victory seemed to be the prelude to a long period of Democratic dominance and control of the House and Senate. But it did not last long because Obama’s victory provoked...
  • Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin using Mitt Romney email list to raise money

    10/16/2016 12:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | October 3, 2016 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Independent presidential candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin sent out a fundraising email Monday to a list of supporters purchased from the GOP's 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney. The email from McMullin does not mention Romney or a possible endorsement, although "Romney for President Inc." and a Massachusetts address appears in small print at the bottom. "We're just very thankful for his assistance in this way, and we'll let other folks discuss what that may mean and certainly never speak for the governor," said Joel Searby, McMullin's chief strategist. In response to questions about the list, Romney...
  • Days Before the Elections Adelsons Give Trump $10 Million By: JNi.Media

    10/15/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 16, 2016 | JNi.Media
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, finally gave $10 million in September to mega-donor Todd Ricketts’s pro-Trump super PAC Future45, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. The group raised another $2.3 million from Todd Ricketts’ billionaire father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and energy executives Joe Craft and Jay Bergman. According to a Politico analysis, only $68.7 million out of the $212 million Trump collected over the past three months in joint ventures with the RNC and state parties ended up in his campaign coffers, with $63.5 going to overhead expenses: consultants, catering, space...
  • Dems shunning Hillary, turn to Trump for jobs

    10/15/2016 1:59:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Oct. 15, 2016 | Michael F. Haverluck
    More and more Democrats – also known as “Trumpocrats” – are pledging their allegiance to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in hopes that he will bring their communities jobs – jobs they are certain that his rival, Hillary Clinton, will do nothing to retain or create. The Trumpocrats Political Action Committee (PAC) Executive Director Christian Rickers gave Clinton a vote of no confidence after his favorite in the Democratic Party primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), lost. He vowed that he would sever from the party and vote for the GOP candidate after Sanders was beaten by Clinton in what many...
  • The 1.3 Party System

    10/15/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Z Man ^ | October 14, 2016
    One of the many things that has been exposed by the Trump campaign is that America does not have a two-party political system. It has a 1.3 party system. A good example of this is how Paul Ryan probably had one of his cronies leak that lewd tape to embarrass the party nominee. Whether or not he orchestrated it is immaterial, as he clearly had foreknowledge and was prepared to pile on as soon as it was released. In fact, it looked like he was coordinating a revolt against the nominee until it became clear it was going to backfire....
  • Is Donald Trump bouncing back in the polls? Second survey shows GOP nominee leading Clinton

    10/15/2016 12:09:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 14, 2016 | Harriet Sinclair
    Could the Republican be recovering from the scandals that have knocked his numbers? Donald Trump appears to have bounced back from trailing numbers in the polls, with his first lead in a national poll following the various scandals that have dogged him over the past two weeks. In the latest national four-way poll by Rasmussen Reports, Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton by two points, with a total of 43 to her 41, while Gary Johnson is on six points and Jill Stein is on two. A national two-way poll by LA Times/USC tracking has Clinton and Trump on equal...
  • Romney: “It Will Be Very Difficult” For Party “To Be Put Back Together Again”

    10/14/2016 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Nathaniel Meyersohn, Intern
    After criticizing Trump’s comments on the lewd video released last week, the 2012 nominee did not say who he would vote for, but said he thinks Trump has “maybe a 25% chance” of winning. In a new interview, Mitt Romney says that he criticized Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about women last week because they were “so over the line” that they demanded an answer. “I felt that I had to say something again to simply point out to the women of America, and to the men of America,” Romney said in a podcast interview with Ashcroft in America posted on...
  • BOOM! Democrats Leaving Their Party In MASSIVE Numbers- Can Hillary Still Recover?

    10/14/2016 7:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Alexandria Willis
    In this election nothing would cease to amaze me. We have the state of Utah, a completely red state, polling closer than ever between the two parties. And now we have a state as blue as the come, Pennsylvania, with a new emergence of red votes. The state is as solid blue a s they come, but Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has done quite a lot to offend the state. Starting with her declaration to put coal miners out of business. I get what she was saying. She wants to move to alternative energy sources. I get it. BUT...
  • Libertarian VP Candidate Bill Weld Still Thinks Donald Trump Can Win

    10/14/2016 7:26:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Robin Gradiso
    Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld isn't counting Donald Trump out of the running in the aftermath of last week's revelation that he made lewd comments about women in 2005. “I wouldn’t say I am confident that he is out of it," said Weld. "You can’t discount the possibility that there are a lot of people out there that don’t want to tell the pollsters that they are voting for Donald J. Trump.” When asked by ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and ABC’s Brad Mielke on ABC’s Powerhouse Politics Podcast Wednesday whether vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence would distance himself...
  • Hillary Clinton to Skip Final Debate Against Donald Trump, 10/19 (Somewhat misleading title)

    10/13/2016 11:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | October 14, 2016 | Staff
    Sources within the Democratic National Committee who spoke on condition of anonymity, have told the Observer that Hillary Clinton is inclined to take her senior advisors' tactical suggestion, and withdraw from her third scheduled debate with Donald Trump, set for October 19th. The reasons are as follows: 1. Clinton enjoys an historic lead in the polls. Some polls have her up by 9% nationally. The Real Clear Politics average of polls currently puts her ahead by 5.5% in a 4 way race (Clinton 44.6%, Trump 39.1%). No presidential candidate this far behind less than 30 days before the election, has...
  • Millennials explain why they support Donald Trump at Columbus event

    10/13/2016 5:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kaitlin Fochesato
    Because they are only 19, Grace Danby and Courtney Trudeau are preparing to vote in their first presidential election. The Ohio state students who play for the women's club hockey team are part of the millennial generation, loosely defined as 18-34-year-olds, that is predicted to be one of the largest voting blocs in the 2016 election. They also share another trait: they identify as libertarians. "Any of the third parties I would consider would take away votes from Donald Trump," Danby said while also expressing dislike for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "I don't have a lot of time to think...
  • Forget Tawdry Trump or Lyin’ Hillary; Vote for the Party Platform

    10/13/2016 8:31:10 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 16 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/13/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I was not the least bit surprised to hear a decade-old recording of a biblically-illiterate, adulterous, strip-club owning, presidential candidate do his best imitation of someone corrupted by liberalism. (One of the first things I said to my wife after hearing Trump’s vulgar comments: “He sounds like a liberal!”) However, unlike many conservatives—especially Christian conservatives—I never declared myself a “NeverTrumper.” And (like the highly regarded Dr. Michael Brown) I’m still not. However, I’ve also not committed to voting for Trump. Nevertheless, I’m as certain as any human being can be that the next President of the United States is going...
  • Moody's and Buffett and Hillary’s Tax Plan

    10/13/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jack Hellner
    Economists from Moody’s Analytics write articles saying that Hillary’s economic policies are better for the economy than Trump’s policies. These articles come can come from Mark Zandi, Don White or in this case, Jeff Benjamin. Whenever any article comes from Moody's analytics a footnote should show that a major shareholder of Moody's is Warren Buffett who campaigns for Hillary. The image they project is that Moody's is an objective, independent source. Zandi is always trotted out as the independent economist whenever Obama or Hillary need an economist to support their policies.
  • Illegal In-Kind Campaigning? Poll Fraud

    10/12/2016 5:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | October 11, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    OK folks. You know about that nice NBC/WSJ "poll" that shows that Hillary is up 11, right? Well, CTH deconstructed it. It wasn't very hard to do, and it showed the usual media bias in the sample, which is a problem standing alone. But then we get into why the bias existed, and it's not so simple as it first appears. What CTH managed to find is that the organization that ran the poll is an organization run by a man who currently is a SuperPAC operator for PrioritiesUSA in support of Hillary Clinton, and was involved in a similar...
  • The Trump whisperer: Here's what Ohio GOP chief Matt Borges has been telling presidential hopeful

    10/12/2016 3:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 12, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Matt Borges has become something of a Donald Trump whisperer. When the Ohio Republican Party chairman calls, the GOP nominee for president listens. Trump toned down his attacks on John Kasich, who challenged him in the primaries, after Borges told him it would be political suicide to pick on Ohio's popular governor. And when Borges believes the New York businessman has gone too far, he doesn't mince words. The two speak frequently by telephone and when Trump campaigns in the Buckeye State. But the contact has intensified in recent days, as Trump's campaign reels from the damaging...
  • Memo to Conservatives: Stop Helping Hillary

    10/12/2016 2:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The American Spectator's Political Hay ^ | October 11, 2016 | Autry J. Pruitt
    This election is about America’s future, not conservatism’s. Sunday’s presidential debate got me thinking about a twitter conversation I had this weekend with Jonah Goldberg, a columnist for National Review and other publications. I like Jonah. He’s what I would call an ideological conservative purist. But I break with him on the most critical issue of this election cycle. Jonah and like-minded conservatives refuse to stop trying to help elect Hillary Rodham Clinton president by trashing her opponent. In his defense, he sees it as standing up for principles and values, which is a good thing. But this conversation made...
  • NFRW President Affirms Unified Support of Trump (National Federation of Republican Women)

    10/12/2016 1:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ‘We stand behind the Republican ticket!’ ALEXANDRIA, Va. – “As the elected spokesperson of the most influential group of Republican women in the United States, I reaffirm the National Federation of Republican Women's unified support of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump and Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence. We stand behind the Republican ticket, and we will continue to work day and night to defend our Constitution, uphold our conservative principles, and elect our GOP candidates," NFRW President Carrie Almond stated today. “With 30 years of Hillary Clinton history as a guide, we knew an onslaught of attacks would be...
  • Republican Senators Who Urged Donald Trump to Step Aside Support Him Again

    10/12/2016 1:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Meghan Keneally
    Two Republican senators who turned against Donald Trump after the release of a damning 2005 video appear to have reversed their positions. The first to do was Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who had called for Trump to step aside and cede the GOP nomination to his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence. She now says she will vote for Trump. "I plan to vote for Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence on Nov. 8," she said Tuesday on Lincoln radio station KLIN. "I put out a statement ... with regard to Mr. Trump's comments," she said of her initial response to...
  • In N.C., Obama says Trump has disqualified himself for job at 7-Eleven

    10/11/2016 8:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 11, 2016 | David Nakamura, The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama eviscerated Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency during a raucous rally here for the Hillary Clinton campaign, shrugging off several interruptions from anti-Clinton hecklers as he sought to rally voters in a crucial swing state. Obama seemed to revel in his ridicule of the Republican nominee, mocking Trump for his loss of nearly $1 billion, his refusal to release his tax returns and his lewd comments about women. "The guy says stuff nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven," Obama said during a lengthy speech to a crowd of 7,700...
  • Hillary’s progressive critics treat Trump’s defeat as a foregone conclusion at their own risk

    10/11/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 11, 2016 | Brian Beutler
    Hillary Clinton’s progressive critics treat Donald Trump’s defeat as a foregone conclusion at their own risk. Trump’s collapse in the polls, and the ensuing disarray in Republican ranks, has emboldened Clinton’s progressive critics, who believe the window to pressure her into being a more progressive president will close once she’s elected next month. “If there is ever a time for you to put principle in front of party and start criticizing the Democratic candidate, to start pressuring them to actually become a meaningful alternative, this is it,” wrote the progressive critic Freddie DeBoer. “You get to decide in the next...

    10/10/2016 7:21:12 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 38 replies
    10/10/2016 | TEDWINT
    How sanctimonious have we become? Donald Trump’s lewd and lascivious comments (of some eleven years ago) have left the American people horrified and scandalized to levels never before seen in our lifetimes!! GIVE ME A BREAK!! This recording of a couple of worldly entertainers, The Donald and Billy Bush, trying to impress each other with their tales of conquest of the ladies, behind closed doors (they thought), is the kind of “October surprise” that we have come to expect from the left at these final days of a presidential election. Judging by what we’ve seen in past campaigns, it will...
  • Gary Johnson: I'll sleep soundly if Donald Trump wins

    10/09/2016 6:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 6, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said he is comfortable with his decision to run even if he turns out to take votes from Democrat Hillary Clinton — securing a victory for Republican Donald Trump. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric asked the former New Mexico governor to address a concern among some voters that most third-party candidates hear on the campaign trail: the possibility that his presence on the ballot would result in a spoiler effect. “If, in fact, your candidacy helps Donald Trump become president of the United States, are you comfortable with that?” Couric asked....
  • Pence in Newport; RI GOP leaders back Trump after remarks

    10/09/2016 2:53:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | October 8, 2016 | Katherine Gregg
    As the embattled GOP presidential candidate faced fallout from lewd remarks captured in a 2005 video, R.I. party leaders are standing by him, and Trump's running mate attended a fundraiser at the Cliff Walk mansion Miramar. NEWPORT, R.I. — Prominent Rhode Island Republicans stood by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday even as they condemned denigrating comments Trump made about women that have alienated many members of the party nationally. "There is no way I can defend it," state Rep. Joseph Trillo, R-Warwick, the honorary chairman of the Trump campaign in Rhode Island, said of Trump's comments about women,...
  • Bill Clinton Squirms as Protesters Across Country Yell at Him ‘You’re a Rapist!’

    10/09/2016 12:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | October 9, 2016
    The ultimate fallout of Friday’s tape release showing Republican nominee Donald Trump using lewd and disturbing language towards women may be the death of Bill Clinton’s legacy as the world is reminded of the half-dozen rape allegations against the former US President. One has to wonder whether Donald Trump’s campaign is on the verge of explosion or whether Hillary and the media are playing with fire by exposing a recording of the Republican nominee making lewd statements in private captured by a hot mic given the history of her husband Bill Clinton. While the media bashes Trump, too many establishment...
  • Donald Trump Fires Back at Republican Critics

    10/09/2016 12:06:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 9, 2016 | Zeke J. Miller
    In the most beleaguered moment of his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is done trying to make friends in his own party. With his past comments about sexually assaulting women drawing widespread condemnation from Republicans, and a multitude of defections, Trump is rejecting pleas from Republican leaders to demonstrate contrition, as he turns his fire on those who are no longer comfortable being associated with him. In a series of tweets Sunday before he boarded a flight with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and other advisors to the second presidential debate in St. Louis, Trump took aim at the growing...
  • Poll: GOP Voters Not Following Trump-Abandoning Elites

    10/09/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 9, 2016 | Jason Linkins, Eat The Press Editor, The Huffington Post
    Beltway Republicans continue to influence nobody. Over the past 48 hours, influential Republicans have greeted the latest batch of lewd, misogynistic remarks from their party’s standard-bearer, Donald Trump, with a mixture of belated revulsion and resistance, prompting withdrawals of support and renewed calls for him to quit the presidential race. However, it would appear that rank-and-file GOP voters are, once again, rejecting these calls from their party’s elites, and are prepared to stick by Trump’s side, at least for now. Those are the findings of the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll, the first of its kind to attempt to gauge the...
  • Vigo's 'remarkable' record of picking presidents draws worldwide attention (Indiana)

    10/08/2016 8:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tribune Star ^ | October 8, 2016 | Mark Bennett
    Vigo County is kind of a big deal. The world wants to know what people here think. That’s because, when it comes to picking the leader of the free world, as Vigo County goes so goes the nation. The community is known as “America’s bellwether,” or predictor. The county’s track record explains why. A majority of Vigo County voters have favored the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1888, except two. None of the other 3,141 counties in the U.S. matches Vigo’s accuracy, according to Massachusetts political researcher Dave Leip’s “Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.” In fact, a mere...
  • Where’s Hillary?

    10/08/2016 6:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2016 | Jay Michaels
    On October 3, Madame Secretary was in Ohio. She spoke at events in Toledo and Akron. The next day she was in Pennsylvania, speaking at Haverford and Harrisburg, where she informed the crowd that “voting is important, because it gives everyone a voice” and assured Trump supporters that if she is elected, she will be their president, too. Hillary even held a 13-minute, 40-second presser after the speech, where she took half a dozen questions. (She did not recall suggesting that Julian Assange be “droned,” and if she did make the comment, it was a joke.) Then Hillary disappeared. Surrogates...
  • McCain rescinds Trump support

    10/08/2016 2:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    After supporting Donald Trump through inflammatory statements for months, Sen. John McCain has had enough. The Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP presidential nominee said in a statement to POLITICO that he cannot support Trump any longer after published audio of him demeaning women and making sexually lewd statements...
  • Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump's comments but are more upset that Paul Ryan disinvited him

    10/08/2016 1:49:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2016 | Seema Mehta
    Voters attending a fall festival in Elkhorn, Wis., on Saturday were disappointed — some downright hostile — that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak here after a recording emerged of the GOP presidential nominee making vulgar comments about women. “Paul Ryan sucks!” chanted Paul Anderson, who drove nearly an hour from Milwaukee to hear Trump speak. Holding a sign that said “Hillary Clinton is a criminal,” Anderson said he thought Ryan wanted Clinton to win the White House. “Donald Trump said some naughty words the other day. Oh, no, let’s disinvite him to...
  • BREAKING: Republican National Committee Halts Its ‘Victory’ Project Aimed at Electing Trump

    10/08/2016 12:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 181 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 8, 2016 | JD Durkin
    POLITICO is now reporting that the RNC’s “Victory” project — an effort by the committee to ensure that Donald Trump is elected as the nation’s next president — has been halted. According to the report by Alex Isenstadt, the RNC, “appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations,” of the effort....
  • Trump appearance set Saturday at Walworth County Fairgrounds (w/Ryan, Walker & Johnson)

    10/07/2016 5:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | October 6, 2016 | Bill Glauber and Patrick Marley
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  • Shocking: Almost Nobody for Hillary at Wisconsin Rally

    10/06/2016 9:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    American Intelligence Report ^ | October 6, 2016 | Kristan T. Harris
    Bernie Sanders was in Madison Wisconsin on Wednesday and only a few hundred people showed up to hear him speak in support of Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton. Roll back the clock to March before endorsing Hillary Clinton, Sanders attracted over 10,000 listeners in the same city. After noticing the low attendance I began to realize that there were almost no signs, stickers, hats or shirts for Hillary. In fact there was a sea of people wearing Bernie Sanders gear, making me curious on if they’re here to support Hillary or just to see Bernie. In the video below I...
  • New York’s GOP committee is funding pro-Trump mailers in Colorado

    10/06/2016 6:37:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 6, 2016 | Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY— The New York State Republican Committee is helping Donald Trump — in Colorado and other swing states. A pro-Trump/anti-Hillary Clinton mailer sent to voters in Colorado says it is being paid for by the New York State Republican Committee. State Party Chairman Ed Cox said he was asked by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee for the help....
  • Paul Ryan to stump in Wisconsin with Donald Trump

    10/06/2016 1:06:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Michael Finnegan
    House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to campaign with Donald Trump for the first time on Saturday, embracing a GOP presidential nominee whom he once denounced for making “a racist comment” about a federal judge. Trump and Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Republican, have had tense relations for months. In an oddly worded announcement, Ryan’s campaign office said he would attend Wisconsin Fall Fest, a GOP fundraiser in his congressional district, with Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans....
  • 4 Quick Takeaways From Last Night’s Vice Presidential Debate

    10/05/2016 6:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Last night was the only vice presidential debate of the 2016 cycle. The conventional wisdom was that it would be boring and unimportant, but it turned out to be exciting and far more substantive than the presidential debate Lester Holt moderated last week. 1. Pence Crushed It Before the debate began, the Republican National Committee published a piece about how Pence had won the debate. Much was made of this mistake, but the RNC must have a psychic on staff, because Pence absolutely crushed it. He had control of the debate from the opening question to the final round. He...
  • Hillary Clinton is WAY overcompensating for Tim Kaine’s poor debate performance

    10/05/2016 4:45:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 5, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton wants to make one thing very, very clear: Tim Kaine was GREAT in Tuesday's vice-presidential debate. So good. The best. He might have, in fact, added his name to the list of the world's greatest debaters — right there alongside Abraham Lincoln, Socrates and Winston Churchill. This is what's commonly known as overcompensating. Like if people say you are dumb, you try to wedge lots of big words into every sentence you write. That sort of sesquipedalianism is, of course, a tell for overcompensation. Witness the various reactions to Kaine's performance that Clinton and her aides offered throughout...
  • Libertarian VP candidate now focusing on preventing a Trump presidency (Naturally)

    10/05/2016 1:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WCPO-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Libertarian vice presidential candidate William Weld says he plans to focus exclusively on denying Republican Donald Trump the presidency with the hope of helping rebuild the GOP after November. The former Republican governor of Massachusetts told The Boston Globe Tuesday he still supports Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, but his top priority is defeating Trump. Weld has called Trump a "huckster."(continued)
  • Pence: Donald Trump Real Winner of VP Debate

    10/05/2016 12:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Mike Pence, coming off his biggest night of the campaign, suggested to a gathering of supporters here Wednesday that "some people think I won" the vice presidential debate. "Donald Trump called me late last night from Nevada to congratulate me on the debate," Pence said at the first rally of his four-day, four-state bus tour. "That really meant the world to me. Some people think I won. But, I'll leave that to others." In this conservative town in the Shenandoah Valley, Pence kicked off the rally at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds to the cheers of several hundred...
  • Why Democrats Keep Visiting Philly to Stump for Hillary Clinton

    10/04/2016 7:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | October 4, 2016 | Dan McQuade
    Pennsylvania is important to the election — and getting a big turnout in Philadelphia is vital to the Clinton campaign’s chances at victory. Tim Kaine debates Mike Pence tonight in the campaign’s lone vice presidential debate. Even though it won’t reach viewership levels of the first presidential debate, this will be the night where Kaine and Pence receive the most attention they’ll get during the campaign. On Wednesday, Kaine will come to Philadelphia to campaign. He joins a long list of Hillary Clinton surrogates who have stumped for the Democratic presidential candidate in Philadelphia. President Obama was at Eakins Oval...