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  • Trump Leads, Jeb Slips, Rubio Crashes In WSJ/NBC News Poll

    08/03/2015 9:12:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | John Nolte
    The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News is all good news for Donald Trump and all bad news for former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Since the last WSJ/NBC poll in June, despite a full-frontal media push to destroy him, billionaire businessman Trump has risen from just 1% to take the lead with 19%. Bush, who was in first place in June, has not just been overtaken by Trump, his support has cratered from 22% to just 14%. Bush is now in third place behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters Frist Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Rick Perry’s Trump Card Fizzles

    08/02/2015 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 2, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    When the Republican candidates take stage in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will likely be watching from his hotel room somewhere. The candidate who briefly dominated polling in the 2012 contest and began this campaign in the middle of the pack, looks to settle in 11th or 12th place when the debate cut-off is set. His relegation to the consolation stage hours before the main debate is largely a consequence of the ongoing Donald Trump boomlet. While almost all candidates have suffered in the polls as the real estate developer has surged to the...
  • PERRY ON CRITICIZING TRUMP: ‘I WILL NOT BE QUIET’

    08/02/2015 1:31:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 79 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace ” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) said he will “not be quiet” when it comes to criticizing his rival Donald Trump. Perry said, “I’m not going to be quiet, when Donald Trump shoots a bullet through Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% and hits veterans particularly those that have been captured. I’ll challenge Donald trump. You go tell Marcus Luttrell who was captured by the Taliban that he doesn’t like being around people that have been captured. That is one of the low moments of this campaign from my perspective....
  • Have The Glasses Changed Rick Perry’s Stance On Amnesty

    08/01/2015 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2015 | Scott Greer
    Get ready, America. Another Republican is running for president. And this one should be a familiar face. Rick Perry has apparently read the signs for a 2016 bid and seen a more favorable outcome than his disastrous 2012 run. So what’s changed over the last three years for the former Texas governor? Well, he now wears glasses … all the time. The formerly spec-free Perry is now as tied to his eyewear as to his thick Texas drawl in what is clearly an attempt to transform himself from a swaggering bro into a knowledgeable policy wonk. This Hollywood trick might’ve...
  • AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BAN BBQ RESTAURANTS

    07/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    iamatexan.com ^ | July 25, 2015
    “If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation. However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past. Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes...
  • Social Justice, American Style. Coming Soon To a Town Near You.

    07/28/2015 5:28:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-29-2015 | MOTUS
    First order of business today: Results of the first two playoffs in Round One of the Sweet Sixteen:Bracket A: Trump kiboshed Lucky Lindsey’s chance of becoming the country’s first historic white gay president. Bracket B: Rick Perry proved you have to do more than play bass in order to come in as second fiddle in this band. Just follow the detour signsHuckabee enjoyed a late-day surge as news of his criticism of Big Guy’s Built-a-Bomb-for-Iran plan circulated; alas, it was not enough to overcome Perry’s early lead.In other news, America’s first historic gay black president continued his multi-colored magical mystery...
  • The MOTUS 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination Race Brackets

    07/27/2015 4:59:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-27-2015 | MOTUS
    Big Guy filled out his brackets ages ago, have you? It’s time to get started on the  GOP Presidential Nomination brackets since we have only a year before the Republican Convention, and we now have a “Sweet 16” grouping. I know FOX is only dealing with 10 candidates, butt what do you prefer – a  “Zen 10” or a “Sweet 16”? That’s what I thought.Here’s the way it works: I generated my bracket matchups by starting with the results of the ABC/WaPo poll conducted July 16-19 which I  then modified by using Chicago Rules – or as the lawyers put...
  • Texas Appeals court dismisses most serious charge against Rick Perry

    07/25/2015 6:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2015 | Rick Moran
    A Texas appeals court has dismissed one count of the two count indictment of Governor Rick Perry, leaving open the question of whether the presidential candidate will ever go to trial. The court dismissed the coercion charge, which was based on the dubious notion that Perry acted criminally when he vetoed funding for the Democratic party's arm in Travis County - the Public Integrity Unit. Perry wanted the head of the unit, Rosemary Lehmberg, to resign following her arrest for DUI and subsequent drunken rants against officers that were caught on tape. The prosecutor in Travis country ruled that Perry's veto was...
  • Appeals court drops one felony charge against Rick Perry

    07/24/2015 10:27:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Adam Lerner
    July 24, 2015Appeals court drops one felony charge against Rick Perry Adam Lerner An appeals court in Texas had dismissed one of two felony charges pending against former Gov. Rick Perry. A grand jury indicted Perry last August on one count of abusing his office and one count of coercing a public servant for allegedly trying to push a local Democratic district attorney to resign by threatening to withhold state funds from her office. Prosecutors claim that Perry tried to use his veto power to force Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County district attorney, to leave office after she was arrested...
  • Ted Cruz on Lindsey Graham-Donald Trump Feud: ‘Who Cares?’

    07/23/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 07/23/2015 | Nicole Puglise
    Ted Cruz has a lot of “friends.”The Texas firebrand known for throwing Republican leadership under the bus on a regular basis dismissed the feud between Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump in a scrum with reporters Wednesday. That feud, of course, includes Graham’s charge of Trump being a “jackass” and Trump’s retaliation of giving out the phone number for Graham’s old-fashioned flip-phone.“Who cares?” Cruz said. “Let’s focus on the issues that matter for the American people.”Cruz had just presided over a Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Supreme Court activism. The presidential hopeful was asked about his proposed Supreme Court reforms — he...
  • Trump Trolls Back at Rick Perry with Photo of Him ‘Begging for My Support and Money’

    07/22/2015 10:22:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 75 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Andrew Husband
    Donald Trump does the same thing whenever he trolls the other GOP candidates. He talks about his money and influence, and how his competitors once tried to dip their hands in the “Trump Honeypot.” Or as Trump himself said at his candidacy announcement in June, “I’m really rich!” He did it to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) on Tuesday when, in response to Graham’s “jackass” comment on Monday, he gave out the senator’s personal phone number. Meanwhile, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s campaign team began tweeting screenshots of old tweets in which Trump threw his hat in the ring for...
  • Watch as ICE Director Is Forced to Tell Ted Cruz He’s ‘Absolutely Right’ After He Disputes Her Clai

    07/22/2015 9:48:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 21, 2015 10:20pm | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) interrogated the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director in a contentious exchange during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday.One particularly interesting back-and-forth occurred when ICE Director Sarah Saldana disputed Cruz’s assertion that the Obama administration released 104,000 “criminal illegal aliens.”“When I asked you how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three,” Cruz said. “You said 30,000 — the correct answer is 104,000.”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Saldana argued she thought she was asked about 2014 and claimed the number was actually 30,558 released illegal aliens that...
  • Rubio Rips Trump, Obama: US Already Has President With 'No Class'

    07/22/2015 8:27:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The United States already has a president with "no class," Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday, and he doesn't believe Donald Trump's unorthodox candidacy shows the gravity that the office deserves. "I don't believe his behavior last few weeks is dignified or worthy of the office he seeks," the Florida Republican said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program about his fellow candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination. "The president of the United States is not just the top government official. It's the leader of our people, our nation. To conduct presidency, it has to be done in a dignified way."...
  • Widow of slain Sacramento deputy tells Congress of husband’s loss

    07/21/2015 11:28:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 21st, 2015 | By Jim Miller
    A U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday highlighted growing frustration by lawmakers of both parties with some local governments’ refusal to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, as senators heard from the widow of a Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, who prosecutors say was murdered by an undocumented immigrant. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s scrutiny of federal immigration enforcement policies came a few weeks after this month’s killing of San Francisco resident Kathryn Steinle. The undocumented immigrant charged in that case, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, had a lengthy criminal record and was deported several times. San Francisco, a so-called sanctuary city, had...
  • Mother of Man Killed by Illegal Immigrant Thanks Donald Trump

    07/21/2015 8:32:33 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21 2015 | ISAAC STANLEY-BECKER
    A woman whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant thanked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday for drawing national attention to what she described as some cities’ fatal failure to uphold federal immigration law. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son Josh Wilkerson was killed near Houston in 2010, urged Congress to “do something.” “Quit sitting silently because it’s going to help you get a vote,” she said. “I thank you, Mr. Trump, for getting the message out.” Ms. Wilkerson was one of several individuals who told the committee Tuesday their loved...
  • Mother Of Slain Victim By Illegal Alien Says Some Lawmakers Fell Asleep At Hearing

    07/22/2015 2:48:40 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Kerry Picket
    “The hardest part for me was to watch some of the Congress members falling asleep and some of them were doing whatever they did on their phones,” she said. “There were a few that paid attention, because people were pouring their hearts out, and our lives have been shattered. They sit there and participate in it and don’t even have enough decency to just sit there and look at us.”
  • TRUMP: DEM AGENT PROVOCATEUR STRUTTING IN OPEN SIGHT

    07/22/2015 2:25:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 52 replies
    FoxRadio.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Gibson
    I'm feeling a bit Onion-y today and consequently I must offer a explanation–a theory–about what we are seeing these days in this hallucinogenic political season. Now that Donald Trump has taken the lead in the latest Fox poll, it’s time to call this perverse reality show for what it really is. Trump is working for his friend Hillary Clinton’s landslide election.
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • Donald Trump Heaps Insults on Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes

    07/21/2015 12:26:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 150 replies
    Time ^ | 7/21/15 | Michael Scherer
    A triumphant and unrepentant Donald Trump launched a barrage of personal attacks and name-calling on his campaign rivals Tuesday, most notably calling South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham an “idiot” handing out Graham’s cell phone number to the whole world He dismissed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “weak on immigration,” and mocked Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s glasses and Hillary Clinton’s hand wave. “What a stiff, what a stiff, Lindsey Graham. By the way he has registered zero in the polls,” Trump said, at an appearance in Bluffton, S.C. “A total lightweight. In the private sector, he couldn’t get a job.”...
  • Wall Street Journal: Cruz’s closeness to Trump reveals ‘lack of character’

    07/20/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz insists he won’t wage “violence” on Republicans–which is part of the reason why he won’t condemn Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants and prisoners of war. The Wall Street Journal isn’t holding back, though. The paper’s conservative editorial board slammed Cruz and praised former Gov. Rick Perry for their starkly different responses to Trump’s claim that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., “is only a war hero because he got captured. I like people who weren’t captured better.” Perry, an Air Force veteran, had one of the quickest and most forceful condemnations of Trump, insisting the real estate mogul wasn’t...
  • Rick Perry: On Military Service and on Border Security, Trump Offers Only Hot Air

    07/20/2015 5:00:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/20/2015 | Rick Perry
    Being president of the United States is serious business, not a reality TV show. This is especially true for the next president, who will have a big job ahead after the failures of the Obama administration. Our challenges are too complex — and the future of our country too important — to let egos, inflated rhetoric, and emotion take the place of thoughtful discussion. I made the case recently for why GOP policies are the best to create opportunity across the country for families of all backgrounds. I’ve held up my home state’s reforms in economic, education, and sentencing policies...
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • John Kerry, who knows something about having his war record attacked, savages Donald Trump

    07/19/2015 3:14:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7-20-2015 | Brett Logiurato
    July 20, 2015John Kerry, who knows something about having his war record attacked, savages Donald Trumpby Brett Logiurato Secretary of State John Kerry came to the defense late Saturday night of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), whose combat record had come under fire earlier in the day by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Kerry served in the US Senate with McCain for nearly 30 years before replacing Hillary Clinton as secretary of state near the start of President Barack Obama's second term. "I have known John McCain for more than 30 years. We've had our share of disagreements and still do...
  • Trump: Media Treating Me ‘Unfairly,’ Other GOP Candidates Jealous

    07/19/2015 12:42:08 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 62 replies
    mediate.com ^ | 19 July 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Trump: Media Treating Me ‘Unfairly,’ Other GOP Candidates Jealous by Evan McMurry | 10:03 am, July 19th, 2015 VIDEO 1258 On This Week, Trump said the controversy had been ginned up by the media and a jealous pack of GOP rivals upset he was leading in the polls. “This whole thing was brought up be a lot of people that are competing against me currently, that aren’t even registering in the polls, because a lot of people are tired of them,” Trump said, alluding to former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who called for Trump to exit the race following his...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Trump Fans, It's Time for an Intervention

    07/13/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 280 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7-11-2015 | Jonah Goldberg (or…)
    Isnip)......I truly, honestly, and with all my heart and mind think Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are making a yuuuuuuge mistake. I think they are being conned and played. I feel like a guy whose brother is being taken advantage of by a grifter. I’m watching helplessly as the con artist congratulates him for taking out a third mortgage......(snip)
  • Perry calls Trump's comments a 'bullet' that hit veterans

    07/19/2015 11:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/15 | Tim Devaney
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry lashed out at fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday over “offensive” comments the real estate mogul made about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Trump questioned McCain’s status as a war hero over the weekend — but the gaffe could cost him with an important base of Republican voters: military veterans. Perry, who served in the Air Force, called Trump’s comments a “bullet that went through John McCain and hit a lot of us that were in the uniform of this country.” Trump taunted McCain on Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa....
  • Donald Trump Not Sorry for Comments, Not Dropping Out

    07/19/2015 11:22:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/19/15 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY and SARAH PORTLOCK
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday he’s not sorry and he’s not withdrawing from the race over remarks he made about Arizona Sen. John McCain‘s status as a war hero. Mr. Trump drew fire after he said Saturday that Mr. McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential standard-bearer who spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, was “not a war hero.” Mr. Trump explained his dislike of seeing Mr. McCain was described that way by saying that Mr. McCain was “a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” The New York developer and...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Perry: ‘Trump Owes Every American Veteran’ an Apology

    07/18/2015 3:18:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/18/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry strongly criticized fellow candidate Donald Trump for his remarks about Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit in Iowa. Perry’s discussion began with Frank Luntz asking the audience who they would invest in the most between teachers, nurses, and veterans. Perry then expressed his desire to answer the question. He stated, “if you don’t first keep this country free. If you don’t first have the investment in the men and women who are willing their hand up and say, ‘Here am I, send me,’ You will never have...
  • Rick Perry Says Donald Trump Should Be Disqualified Over McCain Comments

    07/18/2015 2:46:51 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 110 replies
    Family Leadership Summit ^ | 7-18-15 | Family Leadership Summit
    At the Family Leadership Summit, Gov. Rick Perry blasts Donald Trump over his comments about John McCain and says that Trump should apologize or be disqualified to be President! I'd like to know where y'all stand on this?
  • Rick Perry: Trump Is Unfit to Lead the Military, ‘Should Immediately Withdraw’ from Race

    07/18/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 193 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/18/2015 | Joshua Riddle
    Lots of Donald Trump‘s Republican presidential candidates have already shredded him for his comments about John McCain, but Rick Perry came out swinging by calling for Trump to basically GTFO. In case you missed it, the draft-defering Trump attacked McCain today over his war hero status because, “He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”Now, for some unbelievable reason, lots of conservatives including the aforementioned candidates thought Trump crossed a line.Perry was the first to release a statement on The Donald’s latest rambling, this one really going for the jugular (emphasis his): Donald Trump...
  • Donald Trump Thinks Rick Perry Should Take ‘IQ Test’ Before Presidential Debate

    07/17/2015 10:23:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 167 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    Another day, another Donald Trump doozie. The presidential candidate, who’s soared to No. 1 among Republican presidential candidates in the latest Fox News poll, attacked opponent Rick Perry’s intelligence on Twitter Thursday. “.@GovernorPerry just gave a pollster quote on me. He doesn’t understand what the word demagoguery means,” Trump tweeted. Also Read: Trump Dumped! Univision Drops Miss USA Pageant Over Mexican Immigrant Remarks He followed up with a proposal: “.@GovernorPerry failed on the border. He should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate.” Trump’s tirade against the former Texas governor came after...
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (July 2015 Edition)

    07/16/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    FreeRepublic | July 16, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Rick Perry: “Trump-ism” isn’t conservatism, it’s a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense

    07/16/2015 11:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2015 | AllahPundit
    The hardest shot yet at Trump from a fellow candidate. “Donald Trump continues to demonstrate his fundamental misunderstanding of border security. Make no mistake – border security is a federal responsibility, but when I met with President Obama last year and it became clear he would not act, I told him if he would not secure the border, Texas would. Rather than thanking Texas for stepping into a gap it shouldn’t have to fill, Mr. Trump has made clear that he believes the states should fend for themselves on border security. Not only is this wrong, it perpetuates the...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 7/13/15 | Politicker Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Rick on race: Of Rick Perry, Jesse Washington, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

    07/09/2015 2:57:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good day Austin:Former Gov. Rick Perry delivered a speech Thursday at the National Press Club. It was entitled, “Economic Opportunity for All Americans,” but it was really Rick Perry’s speech on race.I know Republicans have much to do to earn the trust of African-Americans. Blacks know that Republican Barry Goldwater, in 1964, ran against Lyndon Johnson, a champion of civil rights. They know that Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because he felt that parts of it were unconstitutional.States supporting segregation in the South cited “states’ rights” as a justification for keeping blacks from the voting booth...
  • IT’S COME TO THIS: Rick Perry responds DIRECTLY to Donald Trump in new video

    07/09/2015 12:19:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 8, 2015 | Right Scoop
    Rick Perry told Hannity last night that Donald Trump painted with a broad brush and basically said ALL MEXICANS were rapists and killers, which is patently false. Hannity challenged him on that mischaracterization but Perry gave a non-answer, refusing to acknowledge that Trump was only referring to ‘some’ illegals. I’ve liked Rick Perry for a long time and believe he did a lot of good things for Texas, things that would be good for the country. But I am now seeing a side of him I do not like. It’s one thing to disagree with his comments in an honest...
  • Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants

    07/05/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Lauter
    Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore him. But as major corporations cut ties with Trump over his declaration that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug-runners, and as the issue continues to fill the airwaves of Spanish-language media, more candidates have spoken out, separating into two camps. Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Those who hope to appeal to Latino voters, including the two Floridians in the race, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, have criticized Trump.
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • Rick Perry: Donald Trump made a huge error attacking Mexicans that way

    07/03/2015 6:18:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 172 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Interesting that he went after Trump for what he said about Mexicans on the same day that he criticized the GOP more broadly for having given up on the black vote. Everyone expected him to run this time on his jobs record but yesterday’s comments were the biggest splash he’s made as a candidate so far.I don’t mean to be cynical about it — these are his heartfelt positions, I’m sure, and good for him — but his choice of topic is probably at least partly a function of his standing in the race. The top-tier candidates like Bush,...
  • Donald Trump A Trojan Horse To Knock Out All Other Republicans But Jeb Bush?

    07/03/2015 6:03:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    I heard this "theory" from a friend, and decided to throw it out to Free Republic. My friend (no proof) said that he believes Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse.... Trump's is only there to pull people away from the other campaigns of Cruz, Walker, Paul, etc.... in order to eliminate them. Then once it's down to Trump and Bush in the Primaries, then he will step down. Leaving us with Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton will easily defeat Jeb Bush, and she will be the next President. Hopefully this nightmare scenario will never come to pass. Thoughts,...
  • ‘Painting With Broad Brush': Perry BLASTS Trump’s ‘Huge Error’ With Mexicans Comment

    07/02/2015 8:28:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 2 2015 | Daily Caller
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ripped real estate mogul Donald Trump for his recent comments on Mexicans Thursday, calling them a “huge error,” adding further that he was “painting with a broad brush” with the rhetoric. In an interview on “Your World” with guest host Charles Payne, Perry said Trump’s comments were just “wrong,” pointing to the Hispanics that have fought for America, especially in his home state.
  • Bishop Strickland’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    06/29/2015 2:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Diocese of Tyler ^ | 6/26/2015 | Joseph Edward Strickland
    Joseph Edward StricklandBy the Grace of God and the Apostolic SeeBishop of TylerTO THE PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS AND CATHOLIC FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF TYLER, OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS, AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL IN THE THIRTY-THREE COUNTIES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS THAT MAKE UP THE DIOCESE OF TYLER:On the morning of June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 5-4 decision establishing the legal right of two individuals of the same sex to legally marry in all 50 states. By doing so, the Court has acted in contradiction to...
  • South Texas Farmer Dies From Bee Attack

    06/29/2015 1:52:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | June 29, 2015 | staff
    A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo. The San Benito Fire Department on Monday identified the victim as 53-year-old Rogelio Zuniga. Fire Chief Raul Zuniga Jr., who's a cousin of the victim, says the attack happened Sunday afternoon. Rogelio Zuniga was using a disk on the field when the tractor hit an old concrete pipe meant for irrigation. The fire chief says the bees came from an opening in the pipe. The victim was dead at the scene. The fire chief says an exterminator...
  • Supreme Court Blocks Texas Abortion Law

    06/29/2015 12:45:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 99 replies
    Via Fox The Supreme Court blocks Texas restrictions on abortions.
  • Rick Perry defends Colorado’s ‘right to be wrong’ on marijuana

    06/28/2015 6:33:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not agree with Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana, but he said Saturday he will defend the state’s right to make a hash of things. Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit, Mr. Perry made a vigorous defense for the states’ role as “laboratories of democracy,” in the words of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, even if it means sticking up for Colorado’s retail pot market. “Let this country compete again. I am so optimistic about the future of America if we would free up these states from this one-size-fits-all,”...
  • Ben Carson wins conservative straw poll, Fiorina and Walker close behind

    06/28/2015 1:31:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein and Ariel Cohen
    DENVER -- Ben Carson, the famed surgeon turned presidential candidate, rode his outsider message to victory on Sunday at the Western Conservative Summit straw poll sponsored by the Washington Examiner, edging out former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Taken together, the results point to the resonance of the anti-Washington message among conservative audiences, as all three candidates argued in different ways that they would shake up the DC status quo. Carson garnered 26 percent of the 871 votes cast; Fiorina got 23 percent; Walker was at 22 percent; and Ted Cruz, at 11 percent, was the...