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  • Donald Trump On Megyn Kelly, Gop Debate & Personal Attacks (Meet The Press)

    08/09/2015 2:43:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Donald Trump joins meet the press to recap gop debate, trump pressed by chuck todd on megyn kelly blood wherever comment he made to don lemon on cnn.
  • Don't Expect A Lasting Truce In the Trump-Fox News War

    09/25/2015 10:21:13 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/24/2015 | Gabbriel Sherman
    By now it should be clear to both sides of the Donald Trump–Fox News war that there never was — nor will there likely be — an enduring truce. Case in point: Earlier today, Fox News released a statement announcing that the network’s chairman, Roger Ailes, and Trump will meet next week to discuss “their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.” It’s the second time in a month that Ailes has attempted to broker peace with Trump after Trump took to Twitter to blast Megyn Kelly. One reason there likely won’t be peace in our...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Blame Hillary, Says Obama, As He Passes the Buck

    09/18/2015 1:21:52 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Eric On The Radio ^ | 9/18/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Barack Obama is the Steve Urkel of American politics. “Did I do that?” he whines. No, it is not his fault. If you have not heard, Barack Obama came up with a brilliant plan to fight ISIS. Instead of actually just blowing them up, he decided to spend the time training Syrian rebels. All sorts of people ridiculed his plan. And now, after millions and millions of dollars spent, there are only four or five trained fighters. This is the Obama government — a few million dollars per rebel trained is like an Obamacare investment. Perhaps these four or...
  • Barack Obama is a Moral Coward and Fluffer of Totalitarians

    09/18/2015 1:17:12 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    Eric On The Radio ^ | 9/18/2015 | Erick Erickson
    President Obama has decided to greet Pope Francis with transgendered activists, the first gay Episcopal Bishop who is now already divorced, and activist Catholic nuns. The Vatican is not happy about it and is pushing back. “ On the eve of Pope Francis’s arrival in the U.S., the Vatican has taken offense at the Obama administration’s decision to invite to the pope’s welcome ceremony transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and an activist nun who leads a group criticized by the Vatican for its silence on abortion and euthanasia. The Obama Administration is no doubt thrilled to...
  • Rumor: Scott Walker Dumps Campaign Manager Rick Wiley

    The Washington Post had a story earlier today about the growing disarray in the Scott Walker campaign. There is mounting anxiety among Scott Walker donors about the direction of his campaign and increasing fears that it is running low on cash, leading to a growing consensus among some of the Wisconsin governor’s biggest financial backers that he needs to make a dramatic change.Most of the ire is directed at campaign manager Rick Wiley, who Walker supporters believe expanded the staff too quickly and has failed to calibrate spending during the summer fundraising season. A recent count put the number of...
  • Does Ted Cruz Really Want to Own Donald Trump?

    09/16/2015 9:27:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    RedState ^ | September 15, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    Early on during Trump’s campaign, when the Trump phenomenon was still new and fresh, the media was already trying to tie Donald Trump to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, without much of a reason. I can still remember how, at the RedState Gathering, the media followed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% around after his speech basically demanding a comment about Trump’s Megyn Kelly remarks, even though Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% said he wasn’t interested in discussing them repeatedly. At the time, I defended Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% from the implication that he ought to have to answer for...
  • Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump in primary, General Election, or in race for dogcatcher

    09/08/2015 1:33:09 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 117 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/6/15 | Bill S
    It is no secret that I am not a Donald Trump fan. That is an understatement. From the first days that he began his “campaign”, he has demonstrated that he is not deserving to serve as President or anything else. His demeanor is repulsive, his positions are nonexistent, except for his distaste for Mexico, and his policy positions (oh wait, I should use the singular – his ONE policy position – immigration) are fantasies. I am not interested in voting for or heaven forbid, electing, a Kardashian with a combover as POTUS. And be not mistaken, this is precisely what...
  • Trump Signs Loyalty Pledge. So What?

    09/03/2015 3:47:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RedState ^ | September 3, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    The cable news networks are all breathlessly reporting that after a one-on-one meeting with Reince Priebus, Donald Trump has signed a pledge in which he promises to support the eventual Republican nominee, regardless of who it might be. I am sure that in the corridors of the RNC national headquarters, they are all slapping themselves on the back confident that eventually Trump will fade away and that they have averted a third party disaster. In the first place, I don’t think they have accomplished any such thing. I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion anymore that Trump will ever fade...
  • Jeb Bush to hire noted GOP base favorite Eric Cantor

    08/28/2015 3:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Cunningham
    Trying to get the GOP base on your side? Master stroke from Jeb! here. Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors. “This is a big deal for Eric, and a big deal for Jeb,” said a top Republican involved in the negotiations. A Cantor source said: “They have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the...
  • Trump has supported nearly all of Obama’s economic policy agenda

    08/27/2015 11:39:41 PM PDT · by z taxman · 279 replies
    Redstate Diaries ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | Southernconstitutionalist
    <p>“I identify with some things as a Democrat…I was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don’t think the Democrats would have done that.”</p>
  • Trump: "I know bimbos. After all, I married three of them. Megyn Kelly's a bimbo!" (SATIRE)

    08/26/2015 6:50:44 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 86 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/26/27 | gawken
    The war between Trump and FOX took an oddly different and dark turn the other day. Displaying a near-childlike inability to “let sleeping dogs lie,” Trump welcomed back Megyn Kelly from vacation with a series of Tweets deriding her top-rated show. Trump poured fuel on the fire by retweeting a supporter’s post that said of Kelly, “The bimbo is back.”
  • Trump's Border Ruffians and Twain's War Prayer

    08/25/2015 1:11:50 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies ^ | 8/25/15 | Steve Berman
    Mark Twain wrote with enormous sentiment about a great patriotic movement, as “a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun.”  Thus is the receiving line of the disaffected for Donald Trump, of whom legend and song shall be duly recorded in history. Leading in the polls, standing tall above all the other GOP candidates, indeed above Her Majesty Hillary Clinton, whose shine has turned to a patina in the manner of copper left in the rain, Trump’s supporters wax heroic about their leader, ready to defend him with their honor for the glory to come. Then home from the war, bronzed heroes,...
  • Full Statement by Conservative Blogger Who Resigned from Washington Post re Alleged Plagiarism

    03/24/2006 1:50:03 PM PST · by summer · 110 replies · 3,220+ views ^ | March 24, 2006 | Ben Domenech
    Red America, my new blog at, has been under attack since its launch. It is a conservative blog on a mainstream media site, so many of the attacks were expected. If one bothers to read it, I believe it stands as a welcome addition to the opinion debate. The hate mail that I have received since the launch of this blog has been overwhelmingly profane and violent. My family has been threatened; my friends have been deluged; my phone has been prank called. The most recent email that showed up while writing this post talked about how the author...
  • Controversial Blogger Quits 'Wash Post' Amid Plagiarism Charges [Full text of statement by WaPo]

    03/24/2006 12:22:18 PM PST · by summer · 83 replies · 2,394+ views ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Ben Domenech's conservative blog Red America lasted all of three days at the Washington Post. He quit today after numerous examples of alleged plagiarism in his work surfaced. Yesterday, in a seprate matter, he had apologized for calling Coretta Scott King a "Communist" the day after her recent funeral. The embarrassing episode for the Post culminated Friday afternoon when executive editor Jim Brady posted the following notice on the Web site: "In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to contracting...

    03/24/2006 2:06:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 24, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    ***scroll for updates...statement from NRO...Domenech speaks to Human Events Online*** I just got home from Pittsburgh and am late heading out the door for the Abdul Rahman event in D.C., but I can't let this blog sit silent about the plagiarism debacle now engulfing young conservative Ben Domenech, the Washington Post's "Red America" blogger. I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position. I criticized unhinged bloggers on the Left who leveled vicious ad hominem attacks against him. It's clear, as the good folks at Red State (which Ben co-founded) note,...
  • Conservatives Turn on New 'Wash Post' Blogger, Urge Him to Step Down

    03/24/2006 10:01:52 AM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A two-day effort by liberal bloggers to find, and publicize, numerous examples of plagiarism committed by new Washington Post blogger Ben Domenech culminated today in calls that he give up his new position--from some of his conservative supporters. One of them, most dramatically, is columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin. As an editor at Regnery, Domenech handled her most recent book. Conservatives had hailed Domenech's appointment to write the Red America blog. "I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position," Malkin wrote on her Web site today. "I criticized...
  • Laura Ingraham trolls Erick Erickson and “Jeb State”

    08/20/2015 9:34:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Just two weeks after Erick Erickson disinvited Donald Trump from a Commie State forum— where he introduced Jeb Bush as a “good friend” and “consistent conservative”– Laura Ingraham danced on the grave of Erickson’s shattered delusions of relevance… "People are being smoked out. Erick Erickson’s all upset over at Jeb State…"
  • Erick Erickson: Trump’s momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehner’s victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...

    08/15/2015 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 15,2014
    Originally posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: Erick Erickson, Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in a...
  • Erick Erickson Waves White Flag While RedState Continues Palin Attacks

    08/15/2015 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2015 | Kevin Scholla
    The man in charge at RedState has issued a mea culpa to Sarah Palin and her family. Some question the sincerity of the apparent apology. There’s no way to know what’s truly in a man’s heart, so many are scratching their heads on this one. Some are giving Erickson the benefit of the doubt while others are sensing this one screams of a guy desperately making a last ditch effort to change the prevailing narrative. That narrative paints Erickson as a misogynistic opportunist. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol drove that point home heavily in recent days....
  • Governor Palin "Accepts" Apology From RedState’s Erickson

    08/15/2015 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 15 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin "accepted" an apology from RedState’s Erick Erickson: Erick Erickson,Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in...
  • Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system?

    08/15/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies ^ | Bob Livingston
    I know it’s still early, but it’s beginning to appear this election cycle that conventional wisdom may not hold. The pundit class and the establishment politicians inhabiting the insular bubble that is the District of Criminals are flummoxed. They can’t fathom why the hoi polloi will not fall in line behind establishment-approved candidates (and there are several, but particularly they are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton). Some pundits are even offering to turn in their “pundit license.” For example, The Washington Post’s Charles Lane told Brett Baier on Fox News’ Special Report last week: “I think I’m going to have...

    08/14/2015 7:27:50 AM PDT · by onyx · 66 replies
    Not many people use actual dictionaries anymore, but surely there are plenty virtual dictionaries online easily accessible to anyone. Could someone please send the crew at RedState a link for one, stat? Clearly these people don’t understand some simple phrases like “good deed” for example. While we’re at it, a course in logic is also in dire need for RedState. Regular logic that is. They have the convoluted kind mastered. After Erick Erickson, the man in charge at RedState disinvited Donald Trump from an event this past weekend, Bristol Palin called him out for it. Why? Major hypocrisy. Erickson...
  • Trump Effect: Is Erick Erickson Throwing Down Gauntlet to Rush Limbaugh?

    08/13/2015 7:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 13, 2015 | C. Edmund Wright
    Did we just see Erick Erickson’s Red State draw a red line in the sand in front of Rush Limbaugh? And if so, is it another aspect of the booming dynamic known as “the Trump effect?” That very case can be made – as Erickson used Red State’s daily email blast lead story from Dan McLaughlin on Wednesday to fire shots across the bow of all talk radio hosts and other pundits who are in any way supporting Donald Trump. And while Erickson does not have the by-line on this indictment, it is right in line with his recent dis-invitation...
  • Obama’s new climate plan is brilliant… at punishing his red state opponents

    08/13/2015 7:57:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When the first draft of the EPA’s new “Clean Power Plan” came out it was pretty bad. Unfortunately, it didn’t capture much in the way of media attention because there were too many other shiny objects and squirrels out there for cable news to chase after. It was mostly covered in industry publications and unfashionable, pro domestic energy outlets such as this one. The regulations seemed to accomplish little in the way of making any significant change in global emissions while simultaneously crippling the oil and gas industry and floating more “green energy” plans which weren’t pulling their own...

    08/11/2015 10:04:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/8/2015 | The Viewers View
    Erick Erickson uninvites Donald Trump... We need to talk to Erick!!!!! You need to come talk to the sisters ASAP.
  • It's on: Trump slaps Fiorina as she surges to 4th Place.

    08/11/2015 3:19:24 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 170 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Turning his horns on another female critic, front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ripped surging Republican challenger Carly Fiorina, claiming she has "zero chance" of winning and is somebody who gives him "a massive headache." In a tweet following Fiorina's latest hit on Trump's "offensive" comments about Fox debate host Megyn Kelly, Trump said: "I just realized that if you listen to Carly Fiorina for more than ten minutes straight, you develop a massive headache. She has zero chance!" Fiorina surged the most after the debate, jumping to fourth place in a new NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey....
  • RedState’s Erick Erickson’s Description Of RINO Jeb Bush Has People Scratching Their Heads

    08/11/2015 4:30:31 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies
    Tge Politistick ^ | 8/10/15 | Jennifer Burke
    Former Florida governor and current 2016 GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has failed to get the support of the conservative grassroots base in his quest to become the GOP nominee for the presidency in 2016. In fact, the pro-common core, pro-amnesty candidate Bush has seemed to be jockeying more for the illegal immigrant and Latino vote while outright pushing away the Republican base. In 2014, Bush indicated that he did not believe the GOP needed conservatives to win White House. While speaking at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting, he said, “I don’t know if I’d be a good...
  • Donald Trump, a One-Man Wedge Issue, Threatens GOP Future

    08/10/2015 6:50:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 71 replies ^ | 8/10/15 | Fred Barnes
    Republicans have been slow in recognizing the real damage Donald Trump is doing to their party. The harm is not to the party’s image. What Trump has done is exacerbate the increasingly bitter rift between the party’s leaders and its grass roots. He’s made the GOP’s future dicey. The quarter of the Republican electorate Trump has attracted consists largely of this alienated group. Since he voices their resentment of Republican elites – especially their arch-enemies in Congress – he’s become their champion. And champions are hard to dethrone. Trump doesn’t have to run as an independent to be a serious...
  • Donald Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'She should really be apologizing to me'

    08/10/2015 11:34:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies ^ | 8/10/15 | Tom LoBianco,
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Monday that Fox News anchor and debate moderator Megyn Kelly should be the one apologizing to him, and not the other way around. "She should really be apologizing to me, to tell the truth," Trump told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • No, Donald Trump isn’t going away. He’s having way too much fun.

    08/10/2015 11:59:04 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/10/15 | Chris Cillizza
    I think this analysis by Christine Matthews, a Republican pollster, who did survey work for former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, hits the nail on the head: Some think Trump’s latest attack on highly regarded Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly spells the end. Most likely it does not. Trump’s supporters don’t want his run to end. His loud, angry voice amplifies feelings they have, but don’t feel are heard. That is NOT to say they are in complete agreement with what he says. He is the middle finger. He is the fist on the table. And that is what his supporters...
  • Greta Van Susteren: ‘Erickson Has Said the Worst Things About Women’

    08/10/2015 12:08:45 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 10, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Fox News Channel’s On the Record host Greta Van Susteren is giving the impression she thinks RedState’s Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson was hypocritical in his decision to disinvite Donald Trump from the RedState Gathering on Friday. Van Susteren tweeted: you have to love the irony of erick erickson disinviting Trump when Erickson has said the worst things about women – never dull, huh? — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 9, 2015 As Breitbart News reported, Trump was scheduled to address the RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Sunday, but Erickson rescinded the GOP candidate’s invitation. In a tweet on Friday, Erickson said...
  • Trump way up in post-debate poll

    08/10/2015 10:58:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 92 replies ^ | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Donald Trump saw his lead over his Republican presidential rivals grow substantially in the days following both the first GOP debate and his controversial comments about debate moderator Megan Kelly. Trump’s support increased by 7 points to 32 percent, according to this week’s Morning Consult tracking poll. The real estate mogul’s closest rival — Jeb Bush — lost a point, dipping to 11 percent of the vote among self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Support for all other candidates was in the single-digits.
  • Report: "Viciousness" Against Megyn Kelly Online Has Created Security Concerns For Fox

    08/10/2015 11:09:14 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 196 replies ^ | 8/10/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Conservative viewers were furious at FOX News moderators after an endless string of attacks on Republican candidates during FOX News debate last week. ** Over 37,000 people have signed a petition to have Megyn Kelly banned from future FOX News GOP debates. On Monday CNN reported that FOX News has increased security at their New York headquarters following the debate. “ “There has been so much viciousness directed at Kelly online that it has created a security concern for FOX. She will be back on the air tomorrow night (Monday) Maybe Trump will come on her show at some point....
  • Get Back to the Issues, Mr. Trump

    08/10/2015 11:17:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush ^ | August 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, now, look: This dust-up stuff that happened and continues to happen since the Fox News debate -- I'm sorry, the presidential debate -- on Fox News on Thursday night. A piece of advice that nobody's asked for, for Mr. Trump: Mr. Trump, get back to the issues. That's why you're where you are. Get back to the issues. Get back to immigration. Tell us what you think about whatever the issues are. That's what put you on the map. Even despite the polling data, I would give that advice. This is really all you need to know at...
  • Cinema of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales --- (Blood in her Eyes) idiom

    08/10/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 29 replies ^ | not know | ukfilm
    Picadilly (UK, 1929) Direced by E.A. Dupont. Cast: Anna Mae Wong, Jameson Thomas, Gilda Gray, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones. "Just before making his talkie directorial debut with Atlantic, director E.A. DuPont dashed off the silent "backstage" drama Piccadilly. By the time the film was released in 1929, talking pictures had taken a firm hold of the British film industry, obliging DuPont to reshoot much of the picture with dialogue... Feeling threatened by Shosho, Mabel heads to her rival's apartment with blood in her eye. A shot rings out, Shosho falls dead, and Mabel is accused of murder...
  • Trump: You Will Know that He has Gone Too Far When Ted Cruz Criticizes Him Directly

    08/10/2015 8:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 173 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2015 | Rich Lowrey
    People are again predicting his demise. The widely admired Megyn Kelly is definitely a riskier target for him than John McCain was. But since an enormous amount of his appeal is based on saying outrageous things and not apologizing for them, it’d be foolish to think that anything that has transpired since Thursday will sink him. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if the debate and its aftermath check or reverse the progress he’d been making in the internals of the polls (higher favorable ratings, fewer Republicans saying they’d never consider voting for him, etc.). I basically only have one barometer...
  • Fiorina Fundraising Spikes After Debate [NBC Online Survey Shows Fiorina, Cruz Gained Most Support]

    08/10/2015 7:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Claiming a spike in fundraising since Thursday night’s debate, Carly Fiorina threw a punch at Donald Trump while also making an appeal to voters currently inclined to support him. “We certainly have seen an uptick in financial support. We’ve seen an uptick in support generally and so, it’s very exciting,” Fiorina told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. “We’re going to talk to as many people as we can through every medium there is. I will continue to do what I’ve done from day one. I will answer any question. I will talk to anyone. I’m not afraid to talk...
  • Carly Fiorina bet on talent over TV ads, and it paid off

    08/10/2015 7:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 08/09/2015 | Jon Ward
    CLEVELAND – Carly Fiorina insisted that she wasn’t worried about not making the main Fox News debate stage on Thursday. But so did everybody else who was stuck in the non-primetime debate that preceded it. An hour or so before the former Hewlett-Packard CEO took the stage here with six other lower-tier Republican presidential candidates and delivered a standout performance, her spokeswoman and I chatted in the bowels of the Quicken Loans Arena about Fiorina’s strategy. I asked Sarah Isgur Flores if she wished the super-PAC supporting Fiorina — Carly for America — had done more in June and July...
  • Megyn Kelly takes heat as Donald Trump doubles down, refuses to apologize

    08/10/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2015 | By M. Catharine Evans
    Three days after the GOP debate, the topic on Sunday’s news shows was still Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly. Trump refused to apologize for his follow-up comments criticizing Kelly for her “off-base, ridiculous” questions. Kelly countered Trump’s criticism, saying, “If you can’t get past me, how are you gonna handle Vladimir Putin?” Forget the dismemberment and selling of human beings going on at Planned Parenthood, or the 94 million people out of work, or the Obamas taking off for another vacation with their fat-cat friends on Martha’s Vineyard, or veterans getting the shaft while illegals receive free health care, or...
  • Trump: Megyn Kelly should apologize to me

    08/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Businessman Donald Trump on Monday tried to move beyond his controversial remark that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her ... wherever," saying he was not the one who should apologize. "The fact is she asked me a very inappropriate question. She should really be apologizing to me," the Republican presidential candidate said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Senior Ben Carson Adviser on Red State Snub: This ‘Smear and Outright Lie’ Will Not Stand

    08/10/2015 7:02:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 9, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s long-time business manager and friend told Breitbart News that Erick Erickson lied about his reasoning for not inviting Carson to the RedState event in Atlanta over the weekend. RedState is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem Communications, although overseen by Erickson—who is a Fox News Contributor. Salem Communications radio host Hugh Hewitt will be co-hosting the next GOP primary debate in California at the Reagan Library. Erickson told the Washington Examiner he did not invite Carson because he allegedly saw Carson speak at a veteran’s event where Erickson is saying Carson only talked about...
  • Omarosa: Kelly practiced "lowest form of journalism"

    08/09/2015 7:04:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-9-2015 | CNN
    Former 'Apprentice' contestants Omarosa Manigault and Katrina Campins (a Trump employee) defend the businessman.
  • NBC Poll: Trump Up Again, Holds 10-Point Lead After Debate (Sorry Erick)

    08/09/2015 7:57:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies ^ | August 9, 2015 | Greg Richter
    Businessman Donald Trump remains the leader in the race for the GOP presidential nomination in the wake of the first debate, a new NBC/Survey Monkey poll shows. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina, widely touted as the winner of the earlier "happy hour" debate of the lower-tiered candidates also got good news. She rose six points up to 8 percent – enough to put her in fourth place. If that trend continues in other polls she would earn a spot in the next GOP debate in September between the top 10 candidates. The poll was conducted during a 24-hour period overnight Friday into...
  • Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, And the Power of Disruption

    08/09/2015 7:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | August 9, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    It was a good week for disruptive innovation. Three protestors affiliated with Black Lives Matter shut down Bernie Sanders yet again, this time at a Seattle rally Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Donald Trump escalated his disruptive impact on the Republican presidential field, with a post-debate remark implying that Fox reporter Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked him provocative questions, fittingly, about his coarse put-downs of women. The two forms of disruption invite comparison. BLM is disrupting the most progressive candidate in the Democratic field. Why? Because in the year since the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the issue of...
  • What Happens When You Rescind an Invitation to Trump? (Erickson Whining)

    08/09/2015 7:55:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 157 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/09/2015 | Erick Erickson
    What happens when you rescind an invitation to Donald Trump? Well, my RedState email is suddenly maxed out due to a flood of very angry emails. I’ve been called queer, an n-word lover, Megyn Kelly has been referred to as the c-word. My office phone line’s voicemail has also gotten maxed out with angry phone calls. Last night, people were leaving voicemails in my hotel room — having somehow managed to navigate the hotel switch board. At 3 o’clock this morning I had to unplug the phones in my room. My twitter feed is unusable. It’s just angry people, many...

    08/09/2015 10:34:33 AM PDT · by ElainaVer · 13 replies
  • RedState convention: 5 takeaways

    08/09/2015 11:09:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 9, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    Nine presidential candidates appeared this weekend at the annual gathering of conservatives. But Donald Trump, who got himself disinvited, was the one driving the conversation.ATLANTA — It was the Donald Trump show that wasn’t. The RedState Gathering, a high-profile annual convention of conservatives held here in Atlanta this weekend, drew nine presidential candidates. But the one driving the conversation was the one who wasn’t there. Trump, who had been slated to speak at the event on Saturday evening, was uninvited by RedState head Erick Erickson on Friday evening, following crude comments Trump made about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after...
  • Republican Assault on Trump May Only Make Him Stronger (This from the Rolling Stone)

    08/09/2015 10:13:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies ^ | Matt Taibbi
    That Fox and the other "contestants" onstage were ganging up on Trump was clear enough, but it hasn't stopped there. Trump is now also seeing a wave of punditry pieces flowing in from traditional conservative outlets slamming his campaign. The National Review's Jonah Goldberg wrote a long piece this month, "Trump fans, it's time for an intervention." *snip Meanwhile, Rich Lowry at the Review called the debate a "fabulously awful" night for Trump. He slobbered over the rest of the field. He said Bush "made no mistakes, " Christie was "forceful," Carson was "winsome," Kasich "more of a presence than...