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  • Black students' lives don't matter to Sheriff Clarke, just their obedience

    05/24/2016 6:45:46 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    ON MILWAUKEE ^ | 24 MAY 2016 | JAY BULLOCK
    Not counting the folks at the Public Policy Forum – who, if I weren't an avowed atheist, I would say really and truly do the lord's work – no one ever reads municipal budgets to look for the good things. Nope, if you're poring over a proposed budget, you're almost certainly doing it because you want to know how much of your tax dollars are being wasted on things you hate. This is doubly true if you host a right-wing talk radio program, since bad municipal budgets are great for ratings. So when talk radio read the proposed 2016-17 Milwaukee...
  • Feds Divert MILLIONS To ‘Slush Fund’ That Fuels These Liberal Activist Groups ( La Raza and .. )

    05/21/2016 8:14:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/20/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Department of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including “left-wing radical groups,” according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee. Rep. Sean Duffy : a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services ... a $500 million “slush fund” that could be steered toward favored groups. ... If you’re diverting money away from victims and sending it to third-party activist groups, you have victims who are being harmed not just once, but a second time. ... Many of us in Congress were alarmed...
  • Video shows Greenfield (WI)police technique to end chase (Stolen SUV wreck)

    05/22/2016 6:53:52 PM PDT · by UB355 · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 5/21/2016 | Ashley Luthern
    Greenfield police have released dramatic footage of officers using a technique to stop a fleeing stolen SUV and causing it to crash. The chase reached speeds of up to 90 mph and took place shortly before 3 a.m. May 6 when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle stolen from a car dealership, according a Saturday post on the department's Facebook page. Greenfield police explained the use of the "pursuit intervention technique," which involved an officer's squad car hitting the fleeing vehicle and causing it to crash into a pole near S. 27th St. and W. Lincoln Ave.
  • WI: Open Carry in a Wisconsin Auto Mishap

    05/19/2016 4:04:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the way to Wisconsin from Dallas, I had a minor automotive mishap.  I was on Highway 151, just across the Mississippi, and the Wisconsin border, when the battery light came on.  I had considered changing out the battery in Arizona when I left, but thought it could take one more trip.  I was wrong.  Things started going crazy with the sensors and instruments a few miles later, but I managed to take the first exit and ended up in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Dodgeville, trying to diagnose the problem.  The parking lot seemed like a decent place...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Scarborough: "This Is Not Paul Ryan's Party Anymore-This Is Donald Trump's Party"

    05/17/2016 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to a NBC News/Survey Monkey poll showing Republican voters trusting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to lead the party over Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).
  • Rep.(Steve) King: Trump needs to reach out to the conservatives (video)

    05/17/2016 2:15:58 PM PDT · by GilGil · 171 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/16/2016 | Lou Dobbs
    Judiciary Committee Member Steve King (R-Iowa) on the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s candidacy.
  • Paul Ryan embraces poll showing more Republicans trust Trump than him

    05/17/2016 1:14:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has no issue with a national NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday that indicates that more Republican and Republican-leaning voters trust Donald Trump to lead the party than Ryan. “I hope it’s Donald Trump. He’s getting the nomination,” Ryan told reporters Tuesday in a clip aired by MSNBC. “He’s wrapping up the nomination.” Donald Trump has a lot to learn from Paul Ryan — and Ryan has a lot to learn from Trump. Nearly six in 10 Republicans and leaners said they trusted Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, more to lead the GOP, compared to 39...
  • WI: Madison Gun Turn in "Buy Back" gets One Gun

    05/16/2016 3:40:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
      Madison, Wisconsin had a gun turn in event last weekend.  This type of event is also known as a gun "buy back", which is a propaganda term designed to get people used to the theory that all guns (property) belongs to the government, and that anything the government takes, it is simple taking "back".  The guns at these event, in 99.9% of the cases, never belonged to the government.  This event turned out to be a bust.  Only one gun appears to have been turned in.  Statistically, in Wisconsin, it was likely a broken single shot shotgun or...
  • Milwaukee Public Schools Spending $471,073 on 'Black Lives Matter'

    05/16/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    1130 WISN ^ | 5/12/2016
    Milwaukee Public Schools has included nearly a half million dollars for "Black Lives Matter" in its list of expenditures included the 2017 budget proposal it published in Wednesday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Interestingly enough, the district plans to spend nearly as much on "Black Lives Matter" as it plans to spend on College Access Centers, Universal Driver Education, and Advanced Studies of World Languages. "We’re doing this work because national and local studies tell us young men of color in Wisconsin and Milwaukee are more likely to be represented disproportionally in the justice system and less likely to be represented proportionally...
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump (Ryan was counting on brokered convention)

    05/06/2016 7:12:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 85 replies
    Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the race in May. In fact, Ryan's orbit was preparing for a contested convention in Cleveland, where he is slated to serve as chairman, effectively the emcee of the Trump coronation. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/paul-ryan-donald-trump-222870#ixzz47svnCs9j Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Donald Trump Should Take Up Paul Ryan on Offer To Resign From Convention

    05/10/2016 4:03:36 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 10, 2016 | Sundance
    Considering the long history of legislative abuse carried out by the insufferable GOPe, and knowing the only way to rid the apparatus of the corrupting infection is to cut out clear margins, Donald Trump would be well advised to take Paul Ryan up on his offer to resign his chairmanship at the national convention. In addition, and considering the patriotic bench available for immediate dispatch, Donald Trump could request Reince Preibus resign from his post as RNC head and immediately replace him with a more favorable and competent executive.
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Party’s ‘Unification Means Capitulation’ to Trump

    05/13/2016 4:52:14 AM PDT · by detective · 148 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, while discussing Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, told members of the Republican Party that reunifying the party would mean “capitulation.”
  • Paul Ryan Gushes Over Trump: He’s a “Very Warm and Genuine Person” (VIDEO)

    05/12/2016 11:51:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker Paul Ryan spoke with reporters after his first meeting with Donald Trump on Thursday morning... Speaker Paul Ryan gushes over Trump: His personality, I thought he had a very good personality. He’s a very warm and genuine person. I met him like 30 seconds in 2012. So we really don’t know each other. And we started to get to know each other. So, I actually had a very pleasant exchange with him...
  • Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to overturn halt of John Doe

    05/12/2016 5:23:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Wisconsin Law Journal ^ | 4-28-2016 | (AP)
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that shut down an investigation of alleged coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told the Wisconsin State Journal that he, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson filed the appeal Thursday. (snip) Chisholm launched the probe in 2012 under the John Doe law, which allowed prosecutors to compel testimony and bar people from talking about the investigation. The probe examined whether there was illegal coordination between...
  • Trump, Ryan tout unity in wake of meeting

    05/12/2016 2:24:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2016 | Manu Raju and Jeremy Diamond,
    Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded their highly anticipated meeting Thursday amid signals that the Republican Party will work to piece itself together after a fractious primary. "While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground," Trump and Ryan said in a joint statement. "We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there's a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal."
  • Trump Supporters More Conservative Than Avg GOP Voter (DC RINOs, How ya like them apples?)

    05/12/2016 11:31:39 AM PDT · by quesney · 75 replies
    POLL: TRUMP SUPPORTERS More Conservative Than Average GOP Voter Jim Hoft May 12th, 2016 8:19 am 498 Comments trump clemson crowd A new Pew poll shows that Trump supporters are the true conservatives of the Republican party. Trump supporters want a border wall and more scrutiny of Muslim migrants and refugees. Trump supporters also understand how free trade has destroyed US manufacturing jobs. The rest of GOP voters have some catching up to do. trump supporters gop On issues of security and jobs – Trump supporters are more conservative than anti-Trumpers.
  • Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan, Donald Trump meeting ‘makes me ill’

    05/12/2016 12:36:22 PM PDT · by quesney · 108 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continued her attacks against House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying his highly publicized meeting Thursday with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., made her “ill.” “Trump has a pow-wow with unsupportive GOPe [establishment] House leader Paul Ryan today,” Ms. Palin, a surrogate for Mr. Trump, wrote on Facebook about 11 a.m. Thursday. “Anticipate Ryan, after following crucifiers of our conservative frontrunner and all of his early supporters, to now position himself as the leader of those politico wussies to the cool kids’ table. Typical politics. Makes me ill. [Mr. Trump] can’t capitulate....
  • A Joint Statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald J. Trump

    05/12/2016 8:23:28 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 253 replies
    Paul Ryan Twiiter ^ | 05/12/16 | Statement
    Words below.
  • Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

    05/12/2016 5:56:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.” When asked whether Chris Christie is still in the running as a possible vice president pick, Trump declined to give a straight answer, opting to praise the New Jersey governor. “I...
  • Our overriding conservative mission on Free Republic is to defend God, family, country!

    05/11/2016 1:10:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    Our overriding mission on Free Republic is to preserve, protect and defend (conserve) God, family, country--and all that that entails (refer to the Declaration, Constitution, and our Judeo-Christian American heritage for details). Our most immediate task we must undertake at this time is keep corrupt, godless, treasonous, America-hating communists like Hillary Clinton out of power. Our very survival as a free nation depends upon it. That means FR is going all in to defeat Hillary/Bernie, et al, by supporting our America-first nominee Donald Trump to the hilt. Very sorry if your favorite candidate did not win the nomination and sorry...
  • Poll: Republicans want party more like Trump, not Ryan

    05/12/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/12/16 | By Paul Bedard
    Donald Trump entered his pow wow with House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday in the driver's seat, emboldened by a new poll that shows voters want the Republican Party to be more like the real estate tycoon, not the 2012 vice presidential nominee. Rasmussen reported: "Nearly half (47%) of GOP voters now believe the Republican Party should be more like Trump than like Ryan. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and say the GOP should be more like Ryan. Seventeen percent (17%) opt for neither."
  • Oh Dear – Lou Dobbs Eviscerates House Speaker Paul “Omnibus” Ryan

    05/12/2016 12:00:37 AM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 11, 2016 | Sundance
    Oh my goodness. Mr. Lou Dobbs just lit the fuse on Paul Ryan’s ‘splodey vest…
  • Paul Ryan for VP?

    05/10/2016 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Fhios · 91 replies
    5/10/2016 | Total Vanity
    What if? Think a few moments. Get over the initial anger. I'm still not saying it's good, but is it possible? would it hurt or help?
  • Trump and GOP leaders might never be on the same page

    05/11/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Donald Trump will come to Washington on Thursday for a series of meetings with Republican congressional leaders. The goal, all involved say, is to hasten the process of unifying a fractured party. The reality is that, nice words to the contrary, Trump and those party leaders are likely never to fully achieve that result.
  • House GOP Warns Ryan To Back Trump

    05/11/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2016
    Rank-and-file House Republicans are urging Speaker Paul Ryan to get behind presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, warning his resistance could lead to the party fracturing rather than uniting if he withholds his endorsement. "It makes it harder to unite," said Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican and leader within the conservative House Freedom Caucus. House Republicans met with Ryan Wednesday morning for the first time since the speaker told CNN's Jake Tapper he was not yet ready to endorse the presumptive nominee.
  • SARAH PALIN Announces She Will Work to Defeat Paul Ryan in Primary

    05/09/2016 4:04:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 97 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | May 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Sunday she will work to defeat Paul Ryan in his Republican primary. This came after Ryan would not endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. On Thursday Republican Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN he was “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump yet. Donald Trump won the GOP nomination on Tuesday after his landslide victory in Indiana. Palin told Jake Tapper she believes Ryan will soon be “Cantored.” ** Republican businessman Paul Nehlen is running against Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin primary. paul ryan challenger paul nehlen CNN reported: Sarah...
  • Kellyanne Conway on Paul Ryan: In 2012 He ‘Lost His Home State of Wisconsin By Almost 7 Points

    05/08/2016 7:27:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 8,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Bill Bennett said this, “it’s not the time to be out there demanding all these things, trying to get Trump to suddenly become Reagan. Now is the time to surround him with good people You said something interesting during the break. You said this is generational in the conservative movement. Explain. CONWAY: Some of it is. You now have John McCain saying he’ll vote for Donald Trump. TODD: Bob Dole. CONWAY: Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, Bill Bennett now. It is somewhat generational for them. They recognize hat it’s healthy for a party going through some growing pains to actually shed...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Paul Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen: Ryan’s ‘Political Career Is Over’

    05/08/2016 5:44:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/8/16 | Rebecca Mansour
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger, businessman Paul Nehlen, who is running for Ryan’s seat in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. “Rep. Paul Ryan abandoned the district he was to represent as special interests dictated his legislative priorities,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page this morning. “Without ever having a real job outside of politics, it seems he disconnected himself from the people, thus easily disrespected the will of the people.” “It’s time for a change. I’m supporting the independent conservative businessman, Paul Nehlen, to return the House Speakership to ‘We The People’. Here’s the worthy...
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • Palin will work to defeat Ryan in primary for Trump stance

    05/08/2016 7:01:48 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/8/2016 | Karl De Vries
    Washington (CNN) Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN's Jake Tapper. Palin said in an interview that airs Sunday on "State of the Union" that her decision was sparked by Ryan's bombshell announcement to Tapper last week that he wasn't yet ready to support Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. Palin endorsed Trump back in January. "I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Rule Out Effort to Remove Paul Ryan as Convention Chairman

    Updated, 9:56 a.m. | Donald J. Trump said he would not rule out an effort to remove Representative Paul D. Ryan as chairman of the Republican National Convention if he did not endorse Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump stopped short of calling for Mr. Ryan, the speaker of the House, to step down from his convention role. But in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump said there could be consequences in the event that Mr. Ryan continued withholding his support. “I will give you a very solid answer, if that happens, about one minute...
  • Donald Trump or Paul Ryan: Who’s King of the Hill?

    05/08/2016 6:16:56 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2016 | MoDo
    WASHINGTON — PAUL RYAN and Donald Trump sit down at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill to hash out a couple little things, like who is running the party and who is the actual Republican. “Welcome to Washington, Donald,” Ryan says, shaking hands with the presumptuous nominee. “Reince says you’re far more gracious in private than in public and I sure hope that’s true.” Trump smirks and pulls out his bottle of industrial-strength sanitizer, squirting a prodigious amount on his hands. Trying to thaw the chill, the House speaker displays his best ingratiating Irish undertaker air. “Hey,” he says,...
  • Former Speaker Of The House Just SMOKED The ‘Establishment’ For NOT Endorsing Trump VIDEO

    05/07/2016 6:18:04 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 78 replies
    Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters. ^ | May 6, 2016 | Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters via Dean James
    Newt Gingrich has weighed in on the #NeverTrump movement and he has some harsh words for the Republicans that are turning their backs on the party. He specifically addresses The Bushes, and Mitt Romney saying, “Let’s be clear. The Bushes, the Romneys, the Republican party has been pretty darn good to them. And they owe a little bit to that party. And the people who make up that party.” Gingrich told FOX News host Uma Pemmaraju that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is “not ready” to support Donald Trump “probably represents a fairly large block of people who...
  • Top allies break with Ryan over Trump

    05/07/2016 9:07:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 103 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday May 6, 2015 | Rachael Bade
    Reps. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and Dennis Ross of Florida — who, as House whips, help Republican leaders muster support to pass legislation — told POLITICO in interviews on Friday that they disagreed with Ryan’s decision to break with Trump in a bombshell interview a day earlier. Both lawmakers said they believe their leader is in denial about how Republican voters feel about the real-estate tycoon. “I honestly don’t understand what Paul’s thinking — I don’t get it,” said Westmoreland, who is retiring after this year. “I try not to give advice to the speaker, but I think it just...
  • Coulter: Ryan Is ‘The Next Eric Cantor’

    05/07/2016 2:42:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 110 replies
    Columnist and author of “Adios, America,” Ann Coulter declared House Speaker Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) “the next Eric Cantor” on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.” Coulter said of Ryan, “He is so hated by the base. … He’s the next Eric Cantor, who was the highest member leadership ever to lose in a primary.”
  • Trump Voters: Not So Irrational: (Political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory... )

    05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    The WallStreet Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Allysia Finley
    The political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOP’s primary madness. Go to the source:
  • Trump slams Ryan: I didn’t inherit GOP, I won it

    05/06/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/6/16 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday continued to criticize Rep. Paul Ryan, denying the Speaker’s assertion that he “inherited” the Republican Party mantle. “Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party,” Trump tweeted. “Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!” Ryan on Thursday declared that he’s “not ready” to support Trump for president. “He also inherits something very special, that's very special to a lot of us. This is the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Jack Kemp,” Ryan said at the time. Trump responded Thursday with a terse...
  • A NOTE TO GOP LEADERS

    05/06/2016 8:08:22 AM PDT · by shortstop · 35 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/06/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    It’s not Trump they’re rejecting. It’s the people who voted for him. As highbrow Republicans turn away from Trump – by boycotting the convention or disavowing his candidacy – it is the voters they are truly turning away from. And the Republican Party should remember that that is a two-way street. And Trump voters should remember that they have the power in their hands. In recent days, Mitt Romney and John McCain – as well as both George Bushs -- have said they will not attend a Republican convention that nominates Donald Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has said...
  • Pierson: Ryan not fit for speaker if he can't back Trump

    05/07/2016 8:27:46 AM PDT · by quesney · 151 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 6, 2016
    <p>In an interview on CNN's "New Day," host John Berman asked Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson whether Ryan was fit to retain the speakership if he can't get behind Trump as the GOP standard-bearer.</p> <p>"No, because this is about the party," Pierson replied. "The last two presidential cycles we were told John McCain was a conservative.</p>
  • Paul Ryan’s Betrayal – DumpPaulRyan.com

    05/07/2016 7:12:41 AM PDT · by AuntB · 33 replies
    This isn’t your normal campaign website. Conventional wisdom says that you should never mention your opponent’s name. But then, this isn’t a conventional campaign. So, why would I buck all standard advice and include a page on my campaign website to talk so directly about Paul Ryan’s betrayal of us? For the same reason I’ve chosen to buck the establishment by running for this congressional seat in the first place. The status quo—convention—isn’t working for us in Washington, D.C. And it’s not going to work in this campaign. My opponent needs to be called out—by name. Paul Ryan Betrayed Me...
  • ANALYSIS: Paul Ryan Battling Donald Trump for Soul of Republican Party

    05/06/2016 12:39:46 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/06/2016 | Rick Klein
    Donald Trump has used tweets to insult women and ethnic groups, and to drive news cycles over everything from his late-night TV choices to his midday food options. But he escalated his feud this morning with House Speaker Paul Ryan in a profound way, with implications and ramifications that extend far beyond November. “Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!” On a basic level, Trump is right. He stands now as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because of millions...
  • #HillaryByProxy

    05/06/2016 8:32:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-6-2016 | MOTUS
    We have a new arm of the Republican party, the #NeverTrump camp. Membership requires only that you are unhappy with the apparent presidential nominee and wish to send a message, although at this juncture it’s unclear exactly who you’re sending it to.Membership thus far includes George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Gov. Bruce Rauner, and John McCain. Still on the fence: Speaker Ryan. He says he’s not ready to endorse Trump yet.You know who I bet is ready to endorse Trump? Paul’s primary opponent, Paul Nehlen:He’s running his own Dump campaign:The #NeverTrump camp expresses a wide range of...
  • Trump: I’ll meet with Paul Ryan soon to get him on board

    05/06/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Sean Hannity can get these kids together again, eh? Donald Trump told Fox and Friends this morning that he and Paul Ryan will meet next week to discuss party unity and Ryan’s trepidation in supporting him. First, though, Trump tweaked Ryan for not getting behind the presumptive nominee, and that “he was the only one that was surprising.” Noting that Ryan and Mitt Romney lost a winnable race in 2012, Trump wondered why Ryan doesn’t grasp the need for unity now (via Twitchy): "I was really surprised by it…he talks about unity, but what is this about unity?"...
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    05/05/2016 8:37:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    SteveMTalk ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steve Malzberg's Own
    Steve Malzberg's Own @SteveMTalk 2 hours ago Does #Paulryan have an evil twin? Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob2cWB1iLug@NewsmaxTV #Trump @realDonaldTrump