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  • Hillary Clinton’s view of America under Trump: “organized cruelty”

    07/16/2018 2:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | July 16, 2018 | Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Hillary Clinton has a lot of thoughts about Donald Trump’s presidency so far. In an appearance this weekend in Pittsburgh, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate described the current administration as pushing a system of “organized cruelty” and warned Americans of the “grim” future that lay ahead if they don’t vote Republicans out of Congress in November. Clinton’s remarks at the annual convention of the American Federation of Teachers, a national labor union, were among her harshest words yet about the Trump administration. Clinton has given few speeches since losing the presidential election in 2016, and she didn’t...
  • Will Hillary persist in 2020? Her actions suggest ‘yes’

    07/15/2018 10:14:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    There’s been buzz circulating lately that Hillary Clinton may still have her eye on the Oval Office and is considering stepping back in the ring to take another shot at the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination. Because quitters never win, or something. On its face, it sounds like pure insanity. However, she’s spent the last year and a half fixated on the 2016 election, traveling all over and telling anyone who will listen why it’s not her fault she lost. She even went so far as to write a book, “What Happened.” Her publisher could have saved a few trees and...
  • Trump raises $90 million for his reelection bid and GOP, with less going to legal fees

    07/15/2018 9:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2018 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    With the 2018 midterms under way, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and two affiliated committees entered the third quarter with a massive fundraising haul of $90 million and a steep decline in attorneys fees, which have consumed his reelection expenses since he took office. Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National Committee - Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee - together raised $17.7 million in the second quarter, for a total of about $90 million in the 2018 cycle, according to Federal Election Committee records filed Sunday evening....
  • Maxine Waters on Trump: He doesn’t even know how to spell his wife’s name

    07/15/2018 1:12:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Joe Garofoli
    Rep. Maxine Waters continued her war of words with President Trump Saturday in Oakland, with the Los Angeles Democrat saying Trump was “embarrassing us every day” during his trip through Europe. “He’s over there supposedly meeting on NATO. He doesn’t know a darn thing about it,” Waters, a Los Angeles Democrat told a meeting of the California Democratic Party’s women’s caucus. “He doesn’t even understand what GDP is. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even know how to spell his own wife’s name.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Waters has been critcized by Trump and by some of her fellow Democrats, including House...
  • Resisting Trump’s Supreme Court pick isn’t worth Democratic Senate seats

    07/14/2018 4:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Willie Brown
    Democratic senators in swing states have a tough choice ahead of them on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Their base may not forgive them for voting “yes,” but there may not be enough of that base to offset the backlash from voting “no.” My advice is the same I gave to Assembly members when I was speaker and a vote like this came up: Go with whatever will get you re-elected. No one vote — not even for a Supreme Court justice — is worth costing your party a Senate seat for six years. Especially when the...
  • Graham: 2020 Democratic Contenders Have to Prove They're 'Most Insane Person' Opposing Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 12:53:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane person" when commenting on President Donald Trump's federal court nominations. "It seems to be that if you are running for president on the Democratic side in 2020 or thinking about it, you have to prove you are the most insane person when it comes to Trump nominees," Graham said in the interview with Fox host Martha MacCallum. The senator added that "President Trump could nominate George Washington and they would all be up in arms." Graham was referring...
  • CNN Commentator: Maxine Could Be 2020 Democrat Nominee For President

    07/13/2018 4:56:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2018 | Garth Kant
    He admitted it must seem far-fetched. In fact, John Phillips kiddingly said he may need to “blow into a breathalyzer, take a drug test and get psychologically evaluated.” But the CNN commentator attempted to make a serious argument that “radical congresswoman” Maxine Waters could be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, in an opinion piece published Wednesday in the Orange County Register and L.A. Daily News....
  • How we'll recover from Trump

    07/11/2018 9:08:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Bristol Herald Courier ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump, more than any modern president, freely expresses his racist views — whether it is calling Mexican immigrants rapists, asserting that immigrants “infest” America, saying neo-Nazis include some “very fine people,” preferring Norwegian immigrants to those from “sh--hole” countries or associating immigrants with crime in public and in private. (In May, The Post reported on an episode in April 2017: “Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the campaign trail. Acting as if he were at a rally, he recited a few made-up Hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed, such...
  • Dem pollster: Clinton showed that being against Trump is not enough to win

    07/11/2018 2:50:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Democratic pollster Carly Cooperman on Wednesday pointed to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential bid to argue that opposing President Trump alone is not enough to win an election. "With Hillary Clinton, we saw that just being against Trump isn't enough," Cooperman, who is a partner at Schoen Consulting, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." “There is so much anger and passion in the Democratic Party right now to come out against Trump, but I do not think that will be enough," she continued. “The Democrats need more than just that, and they need to have ideas that they're articulating...
  • What a summer the left is having

    07/11/2018 2:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | July 11, 2018 | Gary Wisenbaker
    The summer of 2018 is witnessing the eurosocialist Democrats’ coming of age, reminiscent of Hermie’s experience in “The Summer of ‘42,” where the late-adolescent teenager falls for a young war bride. The summer ends, of course, and Hermie moves on. And that’s how the Democrats and left will roll as well. The recent election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, to Congress prompted the DNC chairman to proclaim that socialism is “the future of our party.” The pretense is off: the Democrats’ love affair with socialism is consummated. As the Democrats and other eurosocialists grew to attain this new...
  • How Long Before Harassment of Trump Officials Gets Out of Control?

    07/11/2018 10:13:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Peter Roff
    American politics is a wonder for the world to behold. Our free speech traditions produce all kinds of interesting folderol, over the top in its theatrics and yet usually deeply meaningful to those participating in it. It was on display Monday, in front of the United States Supreme Court building, appearing seemingly by magic moments after President Donald Trump announced he’d chosen D.C. Appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. The right was there. And the left, each itching to get their point across. They had signs, including some urging opposition to nominees not picked, pre-printed...
  • How Many Times Can U.S. Liberal Jews Cry 'Nazi!' at Trump?

    07/10/2018 6:27:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    For many on the American Jewish left, President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is the last straw. Like his "zero tolerance” immigration policy, the prospect of ensuring a solidly conservative majority on the high court is viewed with horror by many who see this as the beginning of the end of liberal democracy. Indeed, Trump’s presidency is so abhorrent to those who deplore his policies that they have ceased to view politics as something on which decent people can agree to disagree. That’s the only explanation for why even normally sensible people like...
  • 'They just didn't get it, but they do now!' Trump shares video montage...

    07/08/2018 5:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    Donald Trump called out more than a dozen people including various politicians and media personalities who said he would never become president in a tweet on Sunday evening. The 'Twitterer-in-Chief' posted a two-and-a-half-minute video compilation featuring clips of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Stephen Colbert and even the Simpsons saying that he didn't have a chance in the election. The second half of the profanity-laden video shows various media outlets announcing the states that had gone red on election night, counting up the number of electoral college votes for Trump as menacing music plays in the background....
  • Study finds Clinton underperformed Obama among most demographic groups

    07/08/2018 4:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PsyPost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Eric W. Dolan
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton underperformed relative to Barack Obama in 2012 among most demographic groups, according to new research published in the Journal of Political Marketing. “People have long been interested in how different demographic groups vote in elections. The role of demographics in 2016 received a lot of attention from the campaigns, media outlets, etc,” said study author Aaron C. Weinschenk of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “In part, I think the fascination stemmed from the fact that the electorate in 2016 was the most diverse U.S. electorate in history and many people thought this would be...
  • This Hillary Clinton Running In 2020 Rumor Has People Really Split On How They Feel

    07/08/2018 3:58:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 8, 2018 | Monica Busch
    The 2016 presidential election cycle went on for a notoriously long time, and two years later, its details are still being analyzed by academics and citizenry, alike. One New York Post columnist, however, believes there is reason to believe that the 2020 election might be so similar to 2016 that it could feature the exact same candidates, all over again. This weekend, writer Michael Goodwin argued that he believed there is a chance Hillary Clinton will run for president again in 2020, pointing to what he describes as urgent and frequent emails sent by Clinton-associated organizations. In his column, which...
  • Man threatened to kill Trump supporters at congressman’s campaign office on Long Island: police

    07/06/2018 10:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 7, 2018 | Esha Ray
    An irate man threatened to kill a campaign volunteer — and Donald Trump supporters — at a Long Island Congressman’s campaign headquarters on Long Island Friday, police said. Martin Astrof, 75, charged at Donato Panico at Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Nesconset campaign office around 11:15 a.m., harassed him and verbally attacked Zeldin and Trump fans, Suffolk County cops said. When the agitated Astrof drove off, he almost hit Panico, police said. He was arrested outside his home several blocks away a short time later. Astrof was charged with making a terroristic threat and reckless endangerment, authorities said, and is expected to...
  • Fact check: Trump wants Warren to prove her Native American heritage. Could she?

    07/06/2018 9:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2018 | Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump escalated a familiar attack on Sen. Elizabeth Warren Thursday night, mocking the Massachusetts Democrat and leading potential 2020 rival for her claim of Native American heritage. He revived his nickname for her — "the fake Pocahontas" — and told the crowd at his Montana campaign rally that should the two find themselves on a debate stage, he would challenge her to submit to genetic testing to prove that she has Native American ancestors. "I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're...
  • The messy reality of Donald Trump’s poll numbers (They've no clue what's going on)

    07/06/2018 3:14:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | July 5, 2018 | Ezra Klein
    On June 25, Axios’s Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei took readers inside Donald Trump’s “winning, cynical plan.” They argued that “the more President Trump does, says and tweets outrageous things, the more his critics go bananas and the better he does in the polls.” The evidence for this was that Trump had hit 45 percent in Gallup’s presidential approval tracker — a personal high for him, though he’s since slipped back to 42 percent. More impressively, Trump’s approval among Republicans is hovering around 90 percent, and special counsel Robert Mueller’s disapproval among Republicans was up to 53 percent. “It’s arguably...
  • DNC Announces Hiring and Training Initiatives

    07/05/2018 8:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 5, 2018 | Eric Garcia
    One will match volunteers with the right campaign and the other will focus on organizing organizers The Democratic National Committee announced two new initiatives to hire and train organizers for the 2018 midterm elections. The first initiative, called the DNC Talent Bank, will allow anyone interested in working on a campaign to submit their resume and fill out a questionnaire to be matched with an appropriate campaign. “We would be working with state parties where capacity is needed,” a DNC aide said. But while the aide said there would be people hired to specific campaigns in certain states, “we want...
  • The left's contempt is going to reelect Trump

    07/04/2018 10:24:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    Democrats have a new theory for how they can win back Congress and the White House. Just like "soccer moms" helped put Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in 1996, and "NASCAR dads" helped George W. Bush win in 2004, Donald Trump, the theory goes, was elected because of "#NeverHillary" voters who didn't particularly like him but despised her. Axios reports that Democrats are targeting the "20% of Trump's voters [who] told exit pollsters they didn't like him" hoping these reluctant Trump voters will help power a "blue wave" in the 2018 midterms and defeat President Trump in 2020. One...