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  • History Favors Trump

    03/18/2019 2:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New Boston Post ^ | March 18, 2019 | Joseph Tortelli
    The next election belongs to Trump. Donald Trump will win the 2020 presidential election. That’s not a prediction. That is a projection based upon history. Beginning with the presidential contest of 1900, the party holding the White House has stood for its second term a total of 12 times. In 11 of those 12 campaigns, the incumbent party has triumphed. That’s about a 92 percent success rate. Those odds must look pretty good to a swashbuckling politician of the Trump stripe. There is a single exception to the two-term incumbent party lock: President Jimmy Carter. The Georgian lost his re-election...
  • President Trump to hold campaign rally in Grand Rapids [March 28th in Michigan]

    03/15/2019 4:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WMMT-TV ^ | March 15, 2019 | Mikenzie Frost
    With more than a year and a half before the actual election in November 2020, candidates are starting the campaign season early. Michigan is expected to play a critical role in the presidential election and Trump is starting his visits early. The rally would be held Thursday March 28, 2019, at Van Andel Arena, according to Trump’s website. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the event slated to start at 7 p.m. The event would be free to the public, but participants must register for tickets. The event would be Trump’s sixth event in Grand Rapids since running for president...
  • Biden will be a bust, Trump aides assure their boss

    03/15/2019 2:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 15, 2019 | Gabby Orr
    Trump has peppered aides for updates on Biden’ polling numbers, but his confidants are telling him the Democratic base won’t accept the former vice president’s centrism. President Donald Trump has publicly expressed confidence that he could easily best Joe Biden in a 2020 battle. But behind closed doors, the president has fixated on Biden, while top aides have tried to assure their boss that the former vice president is doomed. In recent weeks, Trump has peppered aides on more than one occasion for updates on how Biden is faring in early Democratic primary polls — a sign of just how...
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump in 2020 – live

    03/15/2019 11:28:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 15, 2019 | Erin Durkin in New York
    Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says Donald Trump should face a Republican primary challenge in 2020. Bush, who ran for president in 2016, told CNN the party “ought to be a given a choice.” “I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important...And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people -- that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards...
  • Trump Just Might Have Won the 2020 Election Today

    03/14/2019 1:47:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | March 2, 2019 | Nick Gillespie
    It's way too early to be thinking this, much less saying it, but what the hell: If Donald Trump is able to deliver the sort of performance he gave today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual meeting of right-wingers held near Washington, D.C., his reelection is a foregone conclusion. There is simply no potential candidate in the Democratic Party who wouldn't be absolutely blown off the stage by him. I say this as someone who is neither a Trump fanboy nor a Never Trumper. But he was not simply good, he was Prince-at-the-Super-Bowl great, deftly flinging juvenile...
  • Paul Ryan backtracks on whether Trump will be re-elected

    03/13/2019 7:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 13, 2019 | Elizabeth Landers
    Former House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted Wednesday that President Donald Trump's "record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election," a significant difference from comments the Wisconsin Republican made earlier this week where he described how he thought some Democrats could beat Trump in the 2020 election. "To be clear, GOP wins elections when they're about ideas not when they're personality contests like Dems & media want. We're clearly better off because of @RealDonaldTrump," stated Ryan's tweet Wednesday from his @SpeakerRyan official account. "His record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election especially when compared to Dems' leftward lurch." Ryan, who...
  • A political upside to impeachment for Trump? Some Trump advisers think so

    03/13/2019 3:53:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 13, 2019 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump and his allies weren't shy about using the specter of impeachment during the 2018 midterm campaign to rally the President's core supporters to the polls. And for their 2020 campaign, they were prepared to use the real thing. With House Democrats newly in the majority and the prospects of impeachment surging, Trump and his political allies -- while certainly not hankering for it -- have eyed the potential political upside: using a Democratic impeachment as a powerful foil to galvanize Republicans in droves to re-elect Trump. Several of the President's political advisers, preparing for a re-election campaign...
  • Trump campaign preparing early focus on Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan

    03/13/2019 3:58:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2019 | Steve Holland
    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is preparing an early focus on Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that were instrumental to his improbable 2016 victory but where his support has softened, two campaign advisers said. The decision to accelerate campaign organising and eventually get the Republican president to make trips to the three states is a recognition that Trump’s path to re-election in 2020 will need to repeat some of the successes he had in 2016. Advisers also see a need to bolster Trump’s support in Florida, a battleground state he considers his second home but where opinion polls show him...
  • 2020 Democrats see Jimmy Carter as the antidote to Trump

    03/13/2019 3:02:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 13, 2019 | David Siders
    The post-presidential rehabilitation of Jimmy Carter’s image is reaching a new peak. After a decades-long climb from the gutter of public opinion, the truth-telling one-term ex-president is suddenly a sought-after commodity in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign — a symbol candidates can wrap themselves around as everything Donald Trump is not. Since January, at least two Democratic presidential contenders have reached out to him, Sens. Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar, who met with him separately in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. For Democrats who once shunned Carter, his reputation’s revival is not only the product of time and his own...
  • Nancy Pelosi just admitted that Democrats have nothing on Trump

    03/12/2019 5:44:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 11, 2019 | Editorial Board
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she’s against impeaching President Trump “unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” Which is exactly the point — there isn’t. The speaker is surely up to speed on what evidence Democrats actually have against Trump and has a fair sense of what Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report will say. And she recognizes that it’s nothing that will persuade anyone who hasn’t wanted Trump ousted since Election Day 2016. Which means that moving to impeach him would be not just “divisive to the country,” as she says, but also bad for Democrats...
  • 'Beat Trump fervour' has swamped the Democrats, but will it hold until the 2020 election?

    03/11/2019 6:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 12, 2019 | Micheline Maynard
    Residents of New Orleans barely catch their breath after Mardi Gras before festival season begins, celebrating everything from music to po'boy sandwiches. But Democrats are putting on their own version of festival season across the United States. Enthusiastic crowds are turning out for a number of the candidates who've declared their intention to run for president. California Senator Kamala Harris, the most prominent female candidate in the group, attracted full houses at her appearances this weekend in the key state of South Carolina. It was the third time she had visited there in her nascent campaign. Ms Harris' fans include...
  • How Not to Lose to Donald Trump

    03/11/2019 8:11:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 10, 2019 | Rahm Emanuel, 44th mayor of Chicago
    A winning 2020 candidate needs three things: authenticity, credibility, and viability. Few could have predicted that President Donald Trump would be this good at surrendering the political advantage of a strong economy. Not only is he now underwater in the three states that pushed him to victory in 2016—he’s now unexpectedly vulnerable in places such as Texas, Florida, and Ohio as well. His popularity rises to 50 percent or higher in states that total a mere 102 electoral votes. Probably of more concern to his campaign: He’s fallen below 40 percent approval in states encompassing a 201-electoral-vote bloc. But Democrats...
  • Bill Maher’s red-state hate will help get Trump re-elected

    03/07/2019 5:37:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 2, 2019 | Salena Zito
    Americans are as proud of the cities and towns we live in as we are of being American itself. We expect degrading attitudes toward our native lands to come from hostile countries, not from people within our own nation. Yet that was exactly what happened last week when Bill Maher, host of the HBO show “Real Time,” went on a disparaging rant that picked at the scab that is the cultural and political divide of red state and blue state America. Maher began by blaming Jeff Bezos for courting wealthy cities like New York for his next Amazon headquarters while...
  • Here's the best poll # for Donald Trump this year

    03/06/2019 9:53:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 6, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    The first two years of Donald Trump's presidency haven't exactly been filled with stellar ratings from the public. Trump's approval rating in Gallup has never -- not one time -- been above 50% since he was sworn into office. His overall job approval number in the Real Clear Politics' average is below 44%. Almost six in 10 people disapproved of how Trump has handled the Russia investigation in a CNN-SSRS poll last month. On and on it goes -- bad numbers following bad numbers, leaving the poll-obsessed Trump to cherry-pick a piece of data here and there that suggests he...
  • Awkward: How Trump’s past donations could haunt 2020 Dems

    03/05/2019 7:30:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 5, 2019
    Donations from Trump and his family add another wrinkle to a Democratic primary where candidates are trumpeting their distance from the president. Kamala Harris received money from Donald Trump as recently as six years ago. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hosted a Park Avenue fundraiser for Cory Booker. Kirsten Gillibrand took in Trump family donations three times across a seven-year period — and then gave a similar amount of money to a nonprofit years later after the president mocked her in a tweet. As the president gears up for his re-election fight, donor records show that six of the declared...
  • Trump Presidential Library Hall of Memes

    03/05/2019 6:24:49 AM PST · by j. earl carter · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/4/2019 | Mad Liberals I thought it was funny.
  • Why Donald Trump could win again, by Dave Eggers

    03/02/2019 12:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 2, 2019 | Dave Eggers
    The president’s El Paso rally should have been a tricky affair, with the wall, the shutdown, a counter-rally by local Democrat star Beto O’Rourke. But it was a night of wild surprises At the end of Trump rallies, order breaks down and people are tired. To those seeking to shock, injure, annoy or make a point, it’s go time. In El Paso, on the US’s southern border, at Trump’s first campaign-style rally of 2019, two people unfurled the flag of the Soviet Union. This happened inside the El Paso County Coliseum. I was outside in the parking lot, with about...
  • Graham praises Trump for Kavanaugh and North Korea progress

    03/01/2019 6:57:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2019
    During CPAC on Feb. 28, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) thanked President Trump for nominating Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and having his "back."
  • Beto, Biden and Bernie running neck-and-neck with Trump in 2020 Texas trial heats

    02/28/2019 4:29:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jonathan Tilove
    In the latest sign that Texas can no longer be counted a reliably red state, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont are running neck-and-neck with President Donald Trump in trial 2020 presidential matchups in the state, according to results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and two other Democrats who have announced their candidacies for president — U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — lag a little behind Trump in the very early test...
  • Trump’s Secret to Victory in 2020: Hispanic Voters

    02/25/2019 5:18:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | February 24, 2019 | David S. Bernstein
    Yes, it’s true: The man who wants to build a wall to keep out immigrants is winning over just enough Latinos to get re-elected. Unless Democrats figure out how to stop him. When President Donald Trump tweeted, on January 20, that he had reached 50 percent approval among Hispanic-Americans, most fair-minded observers reacted with skepticism, if not outright disbelief. Trump was, after all, still the same man who announced his candidacy by accusing Mexico of sending “rapists” across the border, the same man who ordered refugee children separated from their parents, the same man who has made building a wall...