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  • Chopstick Diplomacy: Parts Unknown

    05/24/2016 5:53:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Remember the weighty advice Barry had for presumptive Republican presidential candidates a few weeks back? “…the presidency “is not entertainment — this is not a reality show.” Boy, we wish that were so. However, during his recent FEAT (Far East Apology Tour) Barry Obama appeared with Anthony Bourdain for a taping of his show - Parts Unknown, a CNN foodie travelogue. The foodie and the druggie shared a lunch of bún chả and beer; Tony praised Barry’s chopstick skills and picked up the tab. In case you’re not familiar with Tony, he’s the former chain smoking, coke sniffing, heroin addicted...
  • Trump says he's 'not toning it down,' drawing Clinton barbs

    04/23/2016 10:47:28 AM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2016 | SUSAN HAIGH
    WATERBURY, Conn. A confident Donald Trump told supporters Saturday that he's "not toning it down," a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials the GOP front-runner will show more restraint on the campaign trail. "I'm not toning it down," Trump told a cheering crowd of 3,000 people, packed into a high school gymnasium in Waterbury, Connecticut. "Isn't it nice that I'm not one of these teleprompter guys?" Trump's new chief adviser Paul Manafort met Friday with top Republican officials and told them his candidate, known for over-the-top persona and brashness, has been "projecting an image." "The part that...
  • The Intellectual Case For Trump II: Trump Is The Culture Warrior We Need

    04/20/2016 5:54:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 86 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/20/16 | Mytheos Holt
    A candidate like Donald Trump should be impossible. A loud, unscripted, hard-edged reality show-style candidate with exceedingly flexible positions on many hot-button issues would be laughed out of contention for the Republican nomination in other years. A man whose serial gaffes and willingness to stick his thumb in the eye of the gatekeepers of good taste would be cooked before he stepped onto the debate stage. An utterly inexperienced politician, who describes our rights and privileges as particular to us as Americans rather than universal moral mandates, would be rejected by both parties at any other time in the modern...
  • Romney: 3-man race throws Trump the nomination

    04/18/2016 12:54:08 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2016 | David Gregory
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is again warning his party of the dangers of a Donald Trump nomination, saying a three-man race likely paves the way for the New York billionaire to capture the nomination on the first ballot of this summer's GOP convention in Cleveland. The former Massachusetts governor, in an interview on "The David Gregory Show" podcast says Tuesday's New York primary is an important moment in the primary fight. "If (Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz) are both going at it aggressively until the very end then I think Trump gets it on the first...
  • Trump Losing Delegates in State After State Through Incompetence

    04/11/2016 4:32:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | April 11, 2016 | Patterico
    Tsk, tsk. Donald Trumps effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaigns preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place...
  • Ivanka Trump Scarves Recalled Because Of "Burn Risk"

    04/06/2016 7:48:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 6, 2016
    April 6, 2016 Ivanka Trump Scarves Recalled Because Of "Burn Risk" Scarves made in China and sold as part of Ivanka Trump's fashion line are being recalled because they are too flammable and pose a "burn risk" to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that no injuries have been reported. The recall involves about 20,000 rayon scarves, sold from October 2014 through January 2016 in department stores and online. They range in cost from $12 to $68. A representative for the Ivanka Trump brand, which includes clothing, accessories and fragrances, said that it is disappointed for the...
  • Trump campaign: Cruz won Wisconsin by illegally coordinating with his Super PACs

    04/06/2016 9:43:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    Usually when Trump makes a wild accusation there’s some dubious peg on which to hang it, like when he claimed that Cruz was behind the ad in Utah from Liz Mair’s anti-Trump Super PAC targeting Melania Trump. That wasn’t true, as even Trump superfan Sean Hannity eventually admitted, but the ad obviously was designed to move votes to Cruz. Trump assumed culpability, wrongly, because Cruz benefited.What’s the peg for this new claim, though? Or have we reached the point where Trump is gaslighting his fans without any tether to reality? In an error-riddled statement released Tuesday night, the Donald...
  • Byron York: What it takes to see Donald Trump

    04/04/2016 3:59:34 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/03/2016 | Byron York
    WAUSAU, Wis. Donald Trump took his campaign Saturday to central and western Wisconsin, the parts of the state where he is most popular. On a day that alternated between sunshine and snow, Trump and opening act Sarah Palin filled the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center just outside Wausau. The line to go through security and enter the rally was long, and blessedly indoors as the temperature outside fell below freezing. Below, a look at the experience of trying to get into a Trump rally. (When this video was taken, the room was already about half full, and some...
  • The National Enqirer Long in the Tank for Trump

    03/25/2016 6:58:59 AM PDT · by mystery-ak · 303 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | March 25, 2016 | A.B. Raxas
    In perfect tabloid fashion one can expect this time in a contentious election cycle (remember Herman Cain), supermarket tabloid The National Enquirer decided to fabricate a sex scandal about Ted Cruz that could be the plot for a sequel to Eyes Wide Shut if it weren't so unbelievable.
  • Hillary will never survive the Trump onslaught: Its not fair, but it makes her a weak nominee

    03/14/2016 4:48:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 77 replies
    Salon ^ | 14 Mar 2016 | Steve Almond
    Clinton backers who tout their "realism" need to get real about how she'll handle the shitstorm coming from Trump There are many nauseating aspects of the new reality TV series, America Picks a Prez, which airs around the clock on every single channel on earth: the cynical, open-air conspiracy between our Fourth Estate and Donald Ratings Viagra Trump. Ted Cruz uttering the word prayerfully while not exploding into a cloud of synthetic piety. Caucasian patriots heroically exercising their right to punch people of color. Among these, let me nominate one more: listening to Hillary partisans explain to those of us...
  • Donald Trump: Hollywood Wants Me In The White House

    03/11/2016 1:38:28 PM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | 1 hour ago | Nikki Finke
    Hollywood is going to vote for Donald Trump, said Donald Trump this morning at a news conference. Networks Feast On Ratings After Favoring Donald Trump's Steaks Over Hillary Clinton Trump says his Hollywood pals have told him, Everyone out there is voting for you, but theyre not going to admit it. I say, Why? Arent you proud? I have a tough stance on crime. I have a tough stance on borders. They all know Im right. But theyre liberal people, and they dont want to admit it.But, you know what? Theyre going to vote for Trump, the GOP frontrunner boasted.
  • Dave Barry on CNN: Trump's On TV 'More Than The GEICO Gecko'

    03/09/2016 5:19:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 9, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    Humorist Dave Barry hammered the media on Wednesday's New Day for their "daily obsession with Donald Trump: "We keep asking why he's doing so well — and he's on TV all the time. He's on more than the GEICO gecko." When CNN's Alisyn Camerota defended the press coverage of Trump by using his front-runner status, Barry countered that "you can't deny the incredible impact...at this point, Kim Kardashian also could run for president and would do okay if we gave her the same level of coverage that we give to Donald Trump." [video below] Camerota first prompted the Miami Herald...
  • Take That, Mitt Romney! Trump Brings Trump Water, Trump Wine, Trump Steaks to Election Night

    03/08/2016 6:58:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 181 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/8/16 | Jim Hoft
    Last week former Republican presidential nominee blasted GOP front-runner Donald Trump in Utah.  View image on Twitter Follow Kristinn Taylor ‎@KristinnFR @gatewaypundit Setting up Trump wine, water. Mitt attacked Trump just as his father attacked conservative Barry Goldwater back in 1964.During his speech Romney argued that Trump was a failed businessman. (Trump is a billionaire.) Romney added this: “Wait wait wait. Isn’t he a huge business success? Doesn’t he know what he’s talking about?” No, he isn’t. And no, he doesn’t. Look, his bankruptcies have crushed small businesses. And the men and women who worked for them. He inherited his...
  • (SOURCE: NATURALNEWS.COM 2015) FEMINIST CELEB: We need Euthanasia Vans to drive around and get rid

    FEMINIST CELEB: We need Euthanasia Vans to drive around and get rid of all the old people Katie Hopkins suggests that we create euthanasia vans that drives door-to-door and kills off the elderly. We just have far too many old people, the feminist says. Its ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people. According to Hopkins, this can be carried out stylistically, you know, with a flair. Euthanasia vans just like ice-cream vans that would come to your home, Hopkins says It would all be perfectly charming. They might...
  • Why is Trump Winning? Because He's Not Running, He's Playing a Reality TV Competition

    02/25/2016 7:19:47 AM PST · by LouD · 64 replies
    YouTube ^ | Matthew Patrick
    WATCH THE VIDEO - No mater where you stand on Trump, it is a great analysis of how he's become the front runner. When you think of the 2016 Presidential campaign, one name comes to mind - TRUMP. Every day, news stories come out about his inflammatory comments, his stubborn, unapologetic debate strategy...and that's EXACTLY the way he wants it. Trump is no traditional politician; his tactics come from somewhere else, and that place is REALITY TV. Trump's long history in reality television has given him the perfect strategic edge in the political arena, and so far he's winning the...
  • Can Trump Be Beaten?

    02/21/2016 4:27:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 21, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    I rarely agree with Frank Bruni of the New York Times about much, but he's spot-on today: Over the last few months and even weeks, the question among many flabbergasted Republican traditionalists and incredulous political analysts was when the forces of gravity would catch up with Donald Trump and send him tumbling to earth. It was going to happen. Of course it was going to happen. You just had to be patient. You just had to be strong. But in the wake of his victories in New Hampshire and now South Carolina, the question is no longer "when." It's "if."...
  • Marco Rubio Laughs off Donald Trump Appearing to Question His Eligibility to Run for President

    02/21/2016 10:58:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/21/2016 | By INES DELACUETARA
    After a second place finish in South Carolina's Republican primary, Marco Rubio laughed off a suggestion by Donald Trump that the Florida senator may not be eligible to run for president. "I'm gonna spend zero time on his interpretation of the Constitution with regards to eligibility and I'm gonna spend all my time talking about what this campaign should be about," Rubio said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." On Saturday Trump retweeted a Twitter user's claim that Rubio is ineligible to be president. When asked about the retweet, Trump said in a separate interview on "This Week" he had never...
  • Trump rewrites campaign cash rules

    02/21/2016 7:31:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    The candidates for president and their big-money allies have spent more than $682 million through the end of January, according to federal disclosures. But money hasn't bought success. There’s one area where Donald Trump is badly trailing the field — spending ― and that makes his resounding wins in South Carolina and New Hampshire all the more frustrating to his Republicans he’s trouncing and worrisome to the party leaders trying to block him from winning the nomination. According to a POLITICO analysis of reports filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission, through the end of January the campaign of the...
  • Trump on Iraq comments: 'Who knows what was in my head?'

    02/21/2016 9:48:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said he does not know what he was trying to say during a 2002 interview in which he supported the Iraq invasion. Asked if he was in favor of invading Iraq by radio show host Howard Stern, Trump responded: "Yeah, I guess so. You know, I wish it was - I wish the first time it was done correctly." Asked Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" to clarify the comment, Trump said he doesn't know what he meant. "Well, what I mean by that is it almost shouldn't have been done, and, you...
  • Ted Cruz suggests Phil Robertson for U.N. ambassador

    02/19/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19, 2016 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an unusual suggestion for U.N. ambassador at a rally on Friday: "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. "How much would you pay to see the Russian ambassador's face when Phil says, 'What is wrong with you people?'" Cruz joked to an applauding crowd in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Trump Was Half-Crazed, But Does Anyone Care?

    02/14/2016 3:52:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 266 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    I feel like we’re back in the pre-Iowa period when no one could figure out whether Donald Trump skipping the Iowa debate would hurt him–by the normal rules, of course it would hurt him; by the Trump rules, it wouldn’t make a difference and maybe even help (by demonstrating strength). By the normal rules, Trump embracing a blood libel about George W. Bush (he knew there were no WMD in Iraq), saying Planned Parenthood does great things, and often swinging wildly and angrily would hurt him a week out from a primary in Bush-friendly, hawkish, socially conservative South Carolina. But...
  • Latest KEY poll result Trump will NEVER mention…(loses to Clinton and Sanders)

    02/13/2016 3:57:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 105 replies
    Allen West ^ | Feb 13, 2016 | Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief
    Going into tonight’s debate, Donald Trump holds a commanding double digit lead over Ted Cruz, and of course all the other GOP candidates. If he continues this pace, he will most certainly be the Republican nominee for president. But that’s actually not the most important victory. The most important win comes in November, when America actually votes for the next president of the United States. And to ensure we don’t have another four years of damaging progressive leftist leadership, we need to defeat the Democrat candidate. The problem is, according to polls right now, at this moment, Trump ain’t that...
  • Cruz campaign aide: Trump running 'the Seinfeld candidacy'

    02/10/2016 10:45:46 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 189 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jason Squitieri
    (CNN)The national spokesman for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is calling the Donald Trump campaign "the Seinfeld candidacy," because as he puts it, "The whole campaign is about nothing." Rick Tyler told CNN's Erin Burnett that Trump says "nothing about immigration, nothing about job creation, nothing about what's going on in North Korea, nothing about ISIS. I mean this is amazing." Tyler said Cruz is running a campaign about conservative issues and that Trump fails to discuss the issues because he isn't a true conservative. Both Trump and Cruz are eying key primaries in southern states starting with South Carolina, which...
  • Donald Trump's foul mouth is just a cover for his ignorance

    02/08/2016 7:51:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 201 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    ...In real life, expletives are often used as a form of aggression or cruelty. A co-worker who tells you to Trump yourself is usually being unpleasant. A co-worker who does this every day is often creating a hostile or demeaning work environment. Language suitable for decent company is a form of politeness, which is a species of respect, which is an expression of morality. And if I am the last holdout on this issue, so be it. I don't really give a damn. Win or lose, Trump has brought the language and sensibilities of cable TV to presidential politics...
  • TV Ratings Saturday: Republican Presidential debate wins the night

    02/07/2016 10:01:08 AM PST · by TomGuy · 30 replies
    TvByTheNumbers/Zap2It ^ | February 7, 2016 | Alex Welch
    Preliminary Republican Debate numbers from Saturday night: 11.63 million viewers
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare'

    02/04/2016 7:35:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump on Wednesday leveled a bold accusation at one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination: "Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare." "He's the one that got Justice Roberts onto the United States Supreme Court," Trump added. While Cruz vocally supported Roberts' nomination at the time, he was not yet a U.S. senator and therefore could not vote to confirm Roberts to the Supreme Court.
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz is a total liar'

    01/31/2016 3:13:35 PM PST · by drewh · 152 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:41 PM ET, Sun January 31, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump on Sunday repeatedly slammed his chief presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz as a "total liar" as the Texas senator and his allies have claimed in the final stretch to the Iowa caucuses that Trump favors government-run, universal health care. Cruz, meanwhile, pressed forward Sunday with the line of attack, proclaiming: "A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for Obamacare." "Look, Ted Cruz is a total liar. I am so against Obamacare. I've been saying it for two years in my speeches, I'm going to repeal and replace Obamacare," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "I don't even...
  • Trump-less Fox News Debate Gets Second Lowest Ratings for GOP (Half the Viewers of 1st Debate)

    01/29/2016 9:50:49 AM PST · by xzins · 66 replies
    newsmax ^ | 29 Jan 16
    The first Republican presidential debate of the season without front-runner Donald Trump generated smaller viewer interest than all but one of this cycle's prior GOP gatherings, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates — but still drew four times as many viewers as Trump's competing event. In the metered-market overnights, which represent 56 of the nation's largest markets, Fox News Channel's debate from Iowa averaged an 8.4 household rating. This is up vs. the 7.4 overnight rating for the most recent GOP debate, on Fox Business Network earlier this month, but it stands as the second lowest-rated of the six Republican gatherings...
  • Observations on the Debate and Trump

    01/29/2016 5:22:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I was almost right. My gut was telling me yesterday that this thing was not over when the show ended yesterday, that the possibility of Trump showing up at the debate was not over. We've learned that the moderators, the moderating crew -- Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly -- even as late 8:45 thought Trump might bop over. There were negotiations going on all during the day. Trump was never serious about it. And I figured it out when I learned that Trump made a demand to Fox News, $5 million donation to his veterans group....
  • Veterans' Groups Line up to Reject Money from Trump (if He is Even Raising Any)

    01/27/2016 11:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 169 replies
    Red State ^ | January 27, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Trump's standard line when he is about to storm out of a media event because he doesn't like how it covers him is that he is going to go host an event to raise money for veterans. Thus it was no surprise when he announced that he would be skipping the FoxNews event to hold a separate event to raise money for.... well, "veterans," generally. Of course, Trump did not name a specific charity so that his feet might be held to the fire on this, just "veterans," generally. Well, there are two small problems. The main veterans group that...
  • Inside the Media's Myth-Making Machine

    01/26/2016 9:01:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    My late friend and colleague Hilton Kramer used to tell the story about how Time magazine (remember Time?) would prep its photographers before sending them off to snap the likeness of someone they were profiling. The magazine didn't just want a portrait. It was always "Good guy" or "Bad guy." This was well known. So when Time sent someone to photograph Norman Podhoretz, the former editor of Commentary who had lately shed his left-wing opinions and emerged as a powerful voice on the Right, Norman had the wit to ask "Good guy or bad guy?" The photographer shook his head...
  • Trump Vows a ‘Close,’ ‘Good Relationship’ With Pelosi and Schumer as President

    01/26/2016 6:35:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/26/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump used a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC to tout the fact that, as president, he would work with Democratic leaders in Congress to get things done. He specifically talked about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and asserted he was "close" to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will be gone," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday. He continued: "I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviously,...
  • Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson Endorses Donald Trump, ‘A Real Leader’

    179 Willie Robertson, the Duck Dynasty television star, endorsed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on Thursday, saying Trump has two attributes that America needs —”success and strength.” “Mr. Trump is a real leader,” Robertson said of the real-estate mogul. “He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs. Like me, he is a successful businessman and family man and I endorse his candidacy for President of the United States.”
  • Donald Trump and the Cult of Personality

    01/20/2016 1:01:44 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 30 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 1/20/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    "Power," Henry Kissinger once told The New York Times, "is the ultimate aphrodisiac." Kissinger might amend that statement today: Now, fame is power, and thus replaces power as the ultimate aphrodisiac. In fact, fame isn't just an aphrodisiac - it's the ultimate nepenthe, a drug causing forgetfulness. The more famous our politicians are, the more we neglect their positions and character. No wonder the most admired woman in America is criminal Hillary Clinton, the most admired man is criminal Barack Obama, and the second-most admired man is loudmouth Donald Trump. We assume that fame inoculates our politicians for the same...
  • The 3-hour reality TV Debate in British Parliament

    01/19/2016 12:03:20 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/16 | Judi McLeod
    More than likely originated with an SOS sent to the Brits in an election year by sniveling American Democrats, who, “alas, alas!” intuit that outsiders like Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have a chance to deliver America from Obama’s Fundamental UK’s Parliament and self-professed Barack Obama “bro” Prime Minister David Cameron just gave the world’s chattering classes Lesson 101 in the ‘Hypocrisy of Politically Correct Governments’. Reality TV in America is aided and abetted by Donald J. Trump, the lately-minted Bruce (“call me Caitlyn”) Jenner and assorted others. In England, Reality TV yesterday burned 3 hours of ‘debate’ to...
  • MSNBC HOST: TRUMP BIGGER THAN REAGAN

    01/15/2016 5:47:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 67 replies
    WND ^ | 1/15/2016 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    Donald Trump's ability to draw a crowd has flabbergasted even one of left-leaning MSNBC's talk-show hosts, Joe Scarborough, who took to national airwaves to say the billionaire is beating all records - that his ability to pack a room with eager listeners exceeds anything even much-loved Ronald Reagan could do. "I was at George W. Bush's campaign rally in 2004 at the final stages of that unbelievable race in early November," the "Morning Joe" host said, Breitbart reported. "I saw Reagan come to Pensacola twice in 1980. I saw the crowds. I never saw anything like that in my hometown...
  • Trump Breaks Ten Million Attendees and YouTube Views of Rallies

    01/14/2016 2:36:39 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 122 replies
    My Own Workup | 01/14/2016 | DoughtyOne
    TRUMP DOCUMENTED ATTENDANCE AND VIEWS Several Freepers have brought up the issue of how many people have viewed Trump's rallies. When I looked one up, I was floored to see how many people had either attended his rallies, had seen them on closed circuit, or had viewed the videos on YouTube. Here are some of the numbers. Please note that some events had several YouTube videos available. When I could found more than one video of an event, I added the totals below. Links are provided for verification of numbers or simply to listen to the events if you...
  • Video: Phil Robertson locks down the south for Ted Cruz

    01/14/2016 8:51:00 AM PST · by Isara · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 13, 2016 | Allahpundit
    If you think Cruz’s success irritated Mike Huckabee before, wait until he sees this play for southern authenticity. Where does a damned Canadian get off hunting duck with the Robertsons? Huckabee on Cruz's eligibility: "It's an issue that should give everybody a little concern. It's got to be dealt with."— daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 13, 2016 Hard to watch this and not wonder if Cruz’s dig at Trump for embodying “New York values” wasn’t more carefully scripted than it seemed. It’s also further evidence after that spot about lawyers and journalists crossing the Rio Grande that Team Cruz has settled on...
  • CR Editors: Trump’s Questionable Political History

    It is hard not to feel protective over Donald Trump while the political classes are seething and scornful. They are unacquainted with such powerlessness. Control was never supposed to stray this far from their grasp. And their rage, manifested in every hapless attack on Trump and his supporters, actually seems to be improving the likelihood of that outcome they fear most of all. How tempting, under these circumstances, to rush to his defense, as so many in the conservative movement have already done. The Donald has boldly made himself a standard bearer of unpopular (…within the political bubble), yet critical...
  • Phil Robertson Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/13/2016 12:22:34 PM PST · by Isara · 100 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Duck Commander says Cruz is "the man for the job"HOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Phil Robertson, a professional hunter, businessman, Christian minister, and reality television star on the popular television series Duck Dynasty. Robertson believes Ted Cruz is the man for the job.Cruz Commander (Video)“My qualifications for President of the United States are rather narrow: Is he or she Godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job, and finally would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck...
  • Iowa Crowd Sizes (Fiorina, Cruz, Hillary, Trump)

    12/30/2015 12:43:04 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 146 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 29, 2015
    Fiorina crowd in Council Bluffs, IA: Cruz crowd in Fort Dodge, IA: Hillary crowd in Council Bluffs, IA: Trump crowd in Council Bluffs, IA:
  • Sanders Sees Trump Backers as His Allies

    12/27/2015 5:14:30 PM PST · by VinL · 72 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/27/15 | F.Schwartz
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday he thinks he can persuade supporters of Republican front-runner Donald Trump to back him in the 2016 race. Mr. Sanders, an Independent senator from Vermont, said on CBS that his message about economic inequality can appeal to Trump backers who are angry about lower wages and job losses. "Many of Trump's supporters are working class people and they are angry," Mr. Sanders said. "What Trump has done successfully, I would say, is take that anger, take that anxiety about terrorism and say to a lot of people in this country, look, the reason...
  • Trump Doubles Down on "Schlong", New Truth Movement Emerges

    12/23/2015 10:09:19 AM PST · by springwater13 · 82 replies
    I wanted to follow up on my overnight post noting that rapidly emerging "schlong" revisionist analysis of Donald Trump's statement which now - a mere dozen hours later - has emerged into a full-fledged "schlong truth" movement. Trump himself is doubling down on "schlong" and has enlisted Jeff Greenfield who is vouching for the normalness and non-sexual meaning of the phrase. It was unclear to me at first from Greenfield"s tweet whether he was basing this on personal experience as a New York Trump contemporary (Greenfield is only slightly older than Trump but, according to Wikipedia, grew up in tonier...
  • Trump warns Clinton against playing 'war on women' card

    12/23/2015 10:58:16 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said Hillary Clinton should be careful about playing the “war on women” card in the presidential race. “The Hillary Clinton staged event yesterday was pathetic,” Trump said in a tweet, referring to a Clinton rally Tuesday in Keota, Iowa, where a young girl who said she had asthma asked how to deal with bullies. Clinton told the girl she'd had a lot of “terrible things” said about her and later added that the country “shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency," apparently referring to Trump. “Be careful, Hillary, as you play the war on...
  • Trump Crushing the Field in YouTube Views

    12/15/2015 9:25:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 15, 2015 | Don Irvine
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who seems to grow stronger in the polls with every controversial remark that he makes, is crushing the competition in YouTube views. That is according to a recent analysis conducted by ZEFR, which bills itself as the video identification technology company for content owners and brands. ZEFR analyzed YouTube data for the top 10 Republican and Democratic candidates for the week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 6. Not only is Trump beating his Republican rivals by a nearly 8-to-1 margin, but he had more than double the views of likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and...
  • Imagine If Donald Trump Ran As A Democrat - It's Not Too Hard To Do

    12/14/2015 12:12:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 325 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump made the decision to run for president as a Democrat instead of as a Republican. As Trump-mania continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary, it's not hard to envision an alternate reality - one where the real estate billionaire is taking the country by storm as a Democrat. In many ways, it would have been easier for Trump to enter the Democratic primary than the Republican primary. Trump was registered as a Democrat from 2001 to 2009 and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid...
  • My critics foolish, I'm not a bigot., I regret nothing: Trump stands by call to ban immigration

    12/09/2015 12:48:49 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 26 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 9 December 2015 | Chris Spargo for DM and AP
    Full title: My critics are foolish, I'm not a bigot and I regret nothing: Trump stands by call to ban Muslim immigration despite nationwide fury - as GOP descends into chaos while he hints at independent run Donald Trump labeled individuals who oppose his plan to ban Muslim immigration into the United States 'foolish' on Tuesday. Trump also said in an interview with Barbara Walters on Tuesday he is not a bigot and does not regret his proposed ban on Muslims. He said he has 'tremendous relationships' with many Muslims who completely agree with him on this issue. Latest poll...
  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‘Prostitutes Get Money,’ You Got Nothing!

    11/30/2015 7:27:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    wo African-American pastors––one of whom attended Donald Trump‘s meeting earlier today––clashed on CNN tonight over whether anything was actually accomplished from that meeting. And things got pretty personal. Pastor James Davis, who attended the meeting and is supporting Trump, said he didn’t feel pandered to. Reverend Jamal Bryant responded by telling Erin Burnett that Davis is a “pawn.” After going through all the reasons he can’t support Trump, Davis hit back and brought up how Bryant called him and all the pastors in the room “prostitutes.” Bryant said, “I want to apologize, because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that...
  • Donald Trump demands $5 million from CNN to participate in next Republican debate

    11/30/2015 7:42:08 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/30/2015 | Victor Morton
    Like a star football player holding out before training camp, Donald Trump said he may demand CNN pay him to be in next presidential debate. At a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, Mr. Trump said he pulls in such big ratings that he deserves $5 million from CNN. "I won't do the debate unless they pay me 5 million dollars," said the real-estate tycoon worth billions. Mr. Trump told his audience at the rally, according to CBS News, that the network was treating him unfairly, over its coverage of his meeting with black pastors earlier in the day. He then...
  • Trump and His Fans Are Stuck Inside a Feedback Loop

    11/30/2015 12:09:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 29, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    On Meet the Press this morning, Donald Trump insisted that: he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, even though fact-checkers have debunked his assertion. In a phone interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump said he has heard from "hundreds of people that agree" that there were televised Muslim celebrations of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which he used as evidence to show his remarks were true. "I saw it. So many people saw it," said Trump, who, in the...