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Jan 28 2016

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  • Why it is not advisable to depend on government:

    Neighbors Losing Patience Where Plows Still Haven’t Cleared Streets in Baltimore

    There was a similar story out of D.C., of all places, but since it’s behind a paywall and I don’t do paywalls…

    “It’s been four days and no one has come down our block yet,” said Tony Redd.

    “How’d you forget this one? That’s amazing,” said Humphrey Cash.

    They’re still waiting, despite repeated calls to the county.

    “Well, we’ve probably never had this magnitude of snow before, but nevertheless, you still should have been in and done something in four or five days. Come on now,” said Cash.

    One of the concerns–as the snow melts during the day then refreezes at night, it’s getting a lot heavier. Residents are worried the plows alone won’t be able to move it.

  • Why it is not advisable to depend on government:

    Neighbors Losing Patience Where Plows Still Haven’t Cleared Streets in Baltimore

    There was a similar story out of D.C., of all places, but since it’s behind a paywall and I don’t do paywalls…

    “It’s been four days and no one has come down our block yet,” said Tony Redd.

    “How’d you forget this one? That’s amazing,” said Humphrey Cash.

    They’re still waiting, despite repeated calls to the county.

    “Well, we’ve probably never had this magnitude of snow before, but nevertheless, you still should have been in and done something in four or five days. Come on now,” said Cash.

    One of the concerns–as the snow melts during the day then refreezes at night, it’s getting a lot heavier. Residents are worried the plows alone won’t be able to move it.

  • Russian Fighter Conducts Dangerous Intercept of U.S. Recon Jet –

    Putin wants to start a shooting war:

    A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters.

    “On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Navy Capt. Daniel Hernandez, chief spokesman for the U.S. European Command, told the Washington Free Beacon. “We are looking into the issue.”

    Defense officials said the Su-27 flew alongside the RC-135, an electronic intelligence-gathering aircraft, and then performed what they said was an aggressive banking turn away from the intelligence jet.

    The thrust from the Su-27 “disturbed the controllability” of the RC-135, said one official familiar with details of the incident.

    A second official said the reconnaissance aircraft was flying 30 miles from the coast—well within international airspace and far away from any Russian territory—at the time of the encounter.

    The Pentagon announced Thursday that it has concluded a flight safety memorandum with Russia after holding a video conference with Russian Defense Ministry officials.

    The areas of discussion included air safety over the skies in Syria as well as “the means to avoid accidents and unintended confrontation between coalition and Russian forces whenever the two sides operate in close proximity,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.

    The statement made no mention of Monday’s dangerous aerial encounter.

    The Black Sea encounter was the latest in a series of aggressive Russian military activities aimed coercing or harassing U.S. military aircraft and ships in both Europe and Asia.

    – See more at: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-fighter-conducts-dangerous-intercept-of-u-s-recon-jet/#sthash.EjGL2X4u.dpuf

  • Russian Fighter Conducts Dangerous Intercept of U.S. Recon Jet –

    Putin wants to start a shooting war:

    A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters.

    “On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Navy Capt. Daniel Hernandez, chief spokesman for the U.S. European Command, told the Washington Free Beacon. “We are looking into the issue.”

    Defense officials said the Su-27 flew alongside the RC-135, an electronic intelligence-gathering aircraft, and then performed what they said was an aggressive banking turn away from the intelligence jet.

    The thrust from the Su-27 “disturbed the controllability” of the RC-135, said one official familiar with details of the incident.

    A second official said the reconnaissance aircraft was flying 30 miles from the coast—well within international airspace and far away from any Russian territory—at the time of the encounter.

    The Pentagon announced Thursday that it has concluded a flight safety memorandum with Russia after holding a video conference with Russian Defense Ministry officials.

    The areas of discussion included air safety over the skies in Syria as well as “the means to avoid accidents and unintended confrontation between coalition and Russian forces whenever the two sides operate in close proximity,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.

    The statement made no mention of Monday’s dangerous aerial encounter.

    The Black Sea encounter was the latest in a series of aggressive Russian military activities aimed coercing or harassing U.S. military aircraft and ships in both Europe and Asia.

    – See more at: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-fighter-conducts-dangerous-intercept-of-u-s-recon-jet/#sthash.EjGL2X4u.dpuf

  • No matter how deep into nonsensical moonbattery they go, they never do find the bottom.

    Woman says she is a cat trapped in the wrong body – she hisses at dogs, hates water and claims she can even see better at night

    A psychologist has said she can grow out of it, but Nano wants to be a cat for life.

    How is claiming to be a cat stuck in a human body any different, at the basic level, than claiming to be a man stuck in a woman’s body or a woman stuck in a man’s? They all involve a choice to avoid accepting reality.

    Nano claims she realised she was a cat when she was 16 years old, and has adopted feline mannerisms since.

    The 20-year-old has opened up about her life as a puss, describing how she has a superior sense of hearing and sight which allows her to hunt mice in the dark.

    Nano claims to possess many feline characteristics including a hatred of water and the ability to communicate simply by meowing.

    So she wasn’t ‘born that way’, at least. Does she eat the mice she hunts? From the look of her no, she eats human food, and lots of it. Communicate by simply meowing? See what I mean about not accepting reality?

    As they walked through Oslo’s central station, the presenter asked Nano what she could hear and see that a normal person might not.

    “Suitcases rolling on the ground,” she says, “Keys clinking in pockets. People with ice under their shoes.”

    See what I mean about not accepting reality? Not only is she NOT communicating by meowing, she’s claiming that hearing things everyone can hear is unusual, something only she can do.

    She did claim that she has a genetic defect/was born that way.

    She also said, despite their size, she can sleep in the sink and on windowsills.

    “It’s also obvious that I’m a cat when I start purring and meowing,” she explains. “And walking around on four legs and stuff like that.”

    No, just obvious you’re MOONBAT FECES CRAZY!

  • No matter how deep into nonsensical moonbattery they go, they never do find the bottom.

    Woman says she is a cat trapped in the wrong body – she hisses at dogs, hates water and claims she can even see better at night

    A psychologist has said she can grow out of it, but Nano wants to be a cat for life.

    How is claiming to be a cat stuck in a human body any different, at the basic level, than claiming to be a man stuck in a woman’s body or a woman stuck in a man’s? They all involve a choice to avoid accepting reality.

    Nano claims she realised she was a cat when she was 16 years old, and has adopted feline mannerisms since.

    The 20-year-old has opened up about her life as a puss, describing how she has a superior sense of hearing and sight which allows her to hunt mice in the dark.

    Nano claims to possess many feline characteristics including a hatred of water and the ability to communicate simply by meowing.

    So she wasn’t ‘born that way’, at least. Does she eat the mice she hunts? From the look of her no, she eats human food, and lots of it. Communicate by simply meowing? See what I mean about not accepting reality?

    As they walked through Oslo’s central station, the presenter asked Nano what she could hear and see that a normal person might not.

    “Suitcases rolling on the ground,” she says, “Keys clinking in pockets. People with ice under their shoes.”

    See what I mean about not accepting reality? Not only is she NOT communicating by meowing, she’s claiming that hearing things everyone can hear is unusual, something only she can do.

    She did claim that she has a genetic defect/was born that way.

    She also said, despite their size, she can sleep in the sink and on windowsills.

    “It’s also obvious that I’m a cat when I start purring and meowing,” she explains. “And walking around on four legs and stuff like that.”

    No, just obvious you’re MOONBAT FECES CRAZY!

  • Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

    IT workers are challenging the replacement of U.S. employees with foreign visa holders. Lawsuits are on the rise and workers are contacting lawmakers. Disney workers who lost their jobs on Jan. 30, 2015, are especially aggressive.

    There’s a reason for this.

    The Disney severance package offered to them did not include a non-disparagement clause, making it easier for laid-off workers to speak out. This is in contrast to the severance offered to Northeast Utility workers.

    The utility, now known as Eversource Energy and based in Connecticut and Massachusetts, laid off approximately 200 IT employees in 2014 after contracting with two India-based offshore outsourcing firms. The employees contacted local media and lawmakers to pressure the utility to abandon its outsourcing plan.

    Some of the utility’s IT employees had to train their foreign replacements. Failure to do so meant loss of severance. But an idea emerged to show workers’ disdain for what was happening: Small American flags were placed in cubicles and along the hallway in silent protest — flags that disappeared as the workers were terminated.

    The utility employees left their jobs with a severance package that included this sentence: “Employee agrees that he/she shall make no statements to anyone, spoken or written, that would tend to disparage or discredit the Company or any of the Company’s officers, directors, employees, or agents.”

    That clause has kept former Eversource employees from speaking out because of fears the utility will sue them if they say anything about their experience. The IT firms that Eversource uses, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services, are major users of the H-1B visa.

    But staying silent is difficult, especially after Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) co-sponsored legislation in January 2015 that would hike the 65,000 H-1B base cap hike to as high as 195,000. The measure, known as the I-Squared Act, left some of the former utility IT employees incredulous. They were far from alone.

  • Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

    IT workers are challenging the replacement of U.S. employees with foreign visa holders. Lawsuits are on the rise and workers are contacting lawmakers. Disney workers who lost their jobs on Jan. 30, 2015, are especially aggressive.

    There’s a reason for this.

    The Disney severance package offered to them did not include a non-disparagement clause, making it easier for laid-off workers to speak out. This is in contrast to the severance offered to Northeast Utility workers.

    The utility, now known as Eversource Energy and based in Connecticut and Massachusetts, laid off approximately 200 IT employees in 2014 after contracting with two India-based offshore outsourcing firms. The employees contacted local media and lawmakers to pressure the utility to abandon its outsourcing plan.

    Some of the utility’s IT employees had to train their foreign replacements. Failure to do so meant loss of severance. But an idea emerged to show workers’ disdain for what was happening: Small American flags were placed in cubicles and along the hallway in silent protest — flags that disappeared as the workers were terminated.

    The utility employees left their jobs with a severance package that included this sentence: “Employee agrees that he/she shall make no statements to anyone, spoken or written, that would tend to disparage or discredit the Company or any of the Company’s officers, directors, employees, or agents.”

    That clause has kept former Eversource employees from speaking out because of fears the utility will sue them if they say anything about their experience. The IT firms that Eversource uses, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services, are major users of the H-1B visa.

    But staying silent is difficult, especially after Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) co-sponsored legislation in January 2015 that would hike the 65,000 H-1B base cap hike to as high as 195,000. The measure, known as the I-Squared Act, left some of the former utility IT employees incredulous. They were far from alone.

  • 48.9% of Union Members Worked for Government in 2015

    The percentage of American wage and salary workers who belonged to a union was only 11.1 percent in 2015, but the percentage of union members who worked for government was 48.9 percent, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    “The union membership rate–the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions–was 11.1 percent in 2015, unchanged from 2014,” the BLS said in press release published today.

    But the 7,241,000 government workers whom the BLS estimates were members of unions in 2015 equaled almost half of the estimated total of 14,795,000 union-member wage and salary workers in the nation.

    And these unionized government workers outnumbered the Census Bureau’s estimated 2015 populations for all but 12 of the states.

    The 7,241,000 unionized government workers, for example, exceeded the populations of Washington (7,170,351), Arizona (6,828,065), Massachusetts (6,794,422) Indiana (6,619,680) and Tennessee (6,600,299).

    The BLS has comparable data on union membership going back to 1983 and the percentage of wage and salary workers who belong to unions has generally been declining since then.

    The highest percentage in any year in the 1983 through 2015 period was in 1983 itself. That year there were approximately 17,717,000 wage and salary workers who were members of unions and they equaled 20.1 percent of the total of 88,290,000 wage and salary workers estimated that year.

  • 48.9% of Union Members Worked for Government in 2015

    The percentage of American wage and salary workers who belonged to a union was only 11.1 percent in 2015, but the percentage of union members who worked for government was 48.9 percent, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    “The union membership rate–the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions–was 11.1 percent in 2015, unchanged from 2014,” the BLS said in press release published today.

    But the 7,241,000 government workers whom the BLS estimates were members of unions in 2015 equaled almost half of the estimated total of 14,795,000 union-member wage and salary workers in the nation.

    And these unionized government workers outnumbered the Census Bureau’s estimated 2015 populations for all but 12 of the states.

    The 7,241,000 unionized government workers, for example, exceeded the populations of Washington (7,170,351), Arizona (6,828,065), Massachusetts (6,794,422) Indiana (6,619,680) and Tennessee (6,600,299).

    The BLS has comparable data on union membership going back to 1983 and the percentage of wage and salary workers who belong to unions has generally been declining since then.

    The highest percentage in any year in the 1983 through 2015 period was in 1983 itself. That year there were approximately 17,717,000 wage and salary workers who were members of unions and they equaled 20.1 percent of the total of 88,290,000 wage and salary workers estimated that year.

  • You can’t win with moonbats…

    Why is Gilead charging VA $40,000 for drug?

    Because if they didn’t, they would have to charge poor countries a much higher price and moonbats would complain about that, too.

    I’m not backing them charging the VA that much, just pointing out that no matter what they do, moonbats are going to complain.

    Unless they give it away for free.

  • You can’t win with moonbats…

    Why is Gilead charging VA $40,000 for drug?

    Because if they didn’t, they would have to charge poor countries a much higher price and moonbats would complain about that, too.

    I’m not backing them charging the VA that much, just pointing out that no matter what they do, moonbats are going to complain.

    Unless they give it away for free.

  • Xavier

    Statement from a Fox News spokesperson:

    “Roger Ailes had three brief conversations with
    Donald Trump today about possibly appearing at the debate – there were not multiple calls placed by Ailes to Trump.

    In the course of those conversations, we acknowledged his concerns about a satirical observation we made in order to quell the attacks on Megyn Kelly, and prevent her from being smeared any further.

    Furthermore, Trump offered to appear at the debate
    upon the condition that Fox News contribute $5 million to his charities.
    We explained that was not possible and we could not engage in a quid
    pro quo, nor could any money change hands for any reason.

    We have accomplished those two goals and we are
    pleased with the outcome. We’re very proud to have her on stage as a
    debate moderator alongside Bret Baier & Chris Wallace.”

  • Xavier

    Statement from a Fox News spokesperson:

    “Roger Ailes had three brief conversations with Donald Trump today about possibly appearing at the debate – there were not multiple calls placed by Ailes to Trump.

    In the course of those conversations, we acknowledged his concerns about a satirical observation we made in order to quell the attacks on Megyn Kelly, and prevent her from being smeared any further.

    Furthermore, Trump offered to appear at the debate upon the condition that Fox News contribute $5 million to his charities. We explained that was not possible and we could not engage in a quid pro quo, nor could any money change hands for any reason.

    We have accomplished those two goals and we are pleased with the outcome. We’re very proud to have her on stage as a debate moderator alongside Bret Baier & Chris Wallace.”

  • Feet2Fire

    Pathetic, Roger. Trump “sucked the air out of the debate” and he didn’t even attend! LOL.

    Henceforth the rather hilarious term “Fox-and-google” will refer to a serious screw-up that costs somebody very Big Bucks.

  • Feet2Fire

    Pathetic, Roger. Trump “sucked the air out of the debate” and he didn’t even attend! LOL.

    Henceforth the rather hilarious term “Fox-and-google” will refer to a serious screw-up that costs somebody very Big Bucks.

  • Maurice Miner

    Even though the reporting is (belatedly) almost correct, the political slant in you link is frankly unacceptable. Not your fault Bod, it’s just the way the report (CNN – of course!) goes on to obfuscate the issues with PC bullshit.

  • Maurice Miner

    Even though the reporting is (belatedly) almost correct, the political slant in your link is frankly unacceptable. Not your fault Bod, it’s just the way the report (CNN – of course!) goes on to obfuscate the issues with PC bullshit.

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    This is a cheap shot Bod, everybody knows the media is too busy reporting on the water situation in Flint to cover this.

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    This is a cheap shot Bod, everybody knows the media is too busy reporting on the water situation in Flint to cover this.

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    The establishment of Public Employee Unions have greatly contributed to our deficit, lack of accountability in government, PC values and our present pernicious one party rule in Washington.

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    The establishment of Public Employee Unions have greatly contributed to our deficit, lack of accountability in government, PC values and our present pernicious one party rule in Washington.

  • Momster

    One call is “a call”. Two calls is a couple. Three is multiple.

  • Momster

    One call is “a call”. Two calls is a couple. Three is multiple.

  • Feet2Fire

    Please read this story and share the link far and wide, hopefully to help to wake up folks in USA:

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/01/28/dutch-police-threaten-citizens-with-sedition-for-posting-anti-muslim-migration-comments-on-socia

  • Momster

    And even if it given away for free–if it makes one person sick the moonbats are going to complain.

    Let’s face it, the standard moonbat mode is “complaining.” It’s what they do. They could be in a Geico ad.

  • Feet2Fire

    Please read this story and share the link far and wide, hopefully to help to wake up folks in USA:

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/01/28/dutch-police-threaten-citizens-with-sedition-for-posting-anti-muslim-migration-comments-on-socia

  • Momster

    And even if it given away for free–if it makes one person sick the moonbats are going to complain.

    Let’s face it, the standard moonbat mode is “complaining.” It’s what they do. They could be in a Geico ad.

  • Momster

    The least we can do is take her to the vet and have her spayed. (or maybe euthanized…the moonbats should love that)

  • Momster

    The least we can do is take her to the vet and have her spayed. (or maybe euthanized…the moonbats should love that)

  • Momster

    The women n the photo above are showing their solidarity with Hillary by sporting her trademark orange pantsuit.

  • Momster

    The women n the photo above are showing their solidarity with Hillary by sporting her trademark orange pantsuit.

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    Cultural Marxism succeeds where Soviet Totalitarianism failed.
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/18299#.VqixsIaZMUVd

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    Cultural Marxism succeeds where Soviet Totalitarianism failed.
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/18299#.VqixsIaZMUVd

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    The first Fox debate was horrible, if for no other reason than that the moderators took about 40% of the time. Silly. They deserve the low ratings.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    The first Fox debate was horrible, if for no other reason than that the moderators took about 40% of the time. Silly. They deserve the low ratings.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    In academic circles, they call it “critical theory.” Constantly bitch about problems that are either imaginary or directly caused by leftist policies, without ever offering constructive alternatives. After all, the goal has never been to advance Western society, but only to destroy it.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    In academic circles, they call it “critical theory.” Constantly bitch about problems that are either imaginary or directly caused by leftist policies, without ever offering constructive alternatives. After all, the goal has never been to advance Western society, but only to destroy it.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    It’s the inevitable result of giving people authority without accountability.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    It’s the inevitable result of giving people authority without accountability.

  • MEMO TO TERRORISTS – YOU BETTER NOT UNPLUG THIS, OR ELSE!

    You would think they would make it so it couldn’t be unplugged?

    device which looks like an old-time train whistle connected to a locked box – and mysteriously set up on a downtown San Francisco street corner – has been determined to be part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Super Bowl security preparations.

    According to the department, it’s an air sampling device used in the BioWatch program; a national system for detecting a biological attack.

    The monitor is connected to a pole which connects to a large, metal box with wheels. The box is padlocked and has a yellow tag on it with a stern warning from Homeland Security: “DO NOT UNPLUG!!!”

  • MEMO TO TERRORISTS – YOU BETTER NOT UNPLUG THIS, OR ELSE!

    You would think they would make it so it couldn’t be unplugged?

    device which looks like an old-time train whistle connected to a locked box – and mysteriously set up on a downtown San Francisco street corner – has been determined to be part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Super Bowl security preparations.

    According to the department, it’s an air sampling device used in the BioWatch program; a national system for detecting a biological attack.

    The monitor is connected to a pole which connects to a large, metal box with wheels. The box is padlocked and has a yellow tag on it with a stern warning from Homeland Security: “DO NOT UNPLUG!!!”

  • TED

    YES, they DO have MANY similarities to the LEFT!! http://www.strangepolitics.com/images/content/198130.gif

  • TED

    YES, they DO have MANY similarities to the LEFT!! http://www.strangepolitics.com/images/content/198130.gif

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    Yep, mental defects, but WE KNEW that! http://i.imgur.com/YMz0qen.jpg

  • TED

    Yep, mental defects, but WE KNEW that! http://i.imgur.com/YMz0qen.jpg

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  • Wilberforce

    100% Franklin School tactics…

  • Wilberforce

    100% Franklin School tactics…

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    http://i.imgur.com/2cHc3K5.jpg Would that make her RACIST? Not JUST for saying something BAD about OBOZO but because she said a black STOLE something?! Oh, silly me, she’s a liberal, can’t be RACIST.

  • TED

    http://i.imgur.com/2cHc3K5.jpg Would that make her RACIST? Not JUST for saying something BAD about OBOZO but because she said a black STOLE something?! Oh, silly me, she’s a liberal, can’t be RACIST.

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  • Momster

    Do I smell a BINGO?

  • Momster

    Do I smell a BINGO?

  • Giorgio Palmas

    Orange is the New Pantsuit…Crazy Eyes is in love..

  • Giorgio Palmas

    Orange is the New Pantsuit…Crazy Eyes is in love..

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  • Logic_Mine

    Hillary’s new pant suit!

  • Logic_Mine

    Hillary’s new pant suit!

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Tragically mental illness doesn’t just go away. Catering to the mentally ill doesn’t help them either.

    Maybe the woman really is a rocket ship.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Tragically mental illness doesn’t just go away. Catering to the mentally ill doesn’t help them either.

    Maybe the woman really is a rocket ship.

  • No, just another moonbat, I’m afraid.

  • No, just another moonbat, I’m afraid.

  • BUBBA

    Can someone give her cell mate a baseball bat? I can think of two reasons her room mate will need one.

  • BUBBA

    Can someone give her cell mate a baseball bat? I can think of two reasons her room mate will need one.

  • Don’t you mean three? Think about it…

  • Don’t you mean three? Think about it…

  • I am not thrilled about Trump and the fact it’s looking quite likely he not only could win the Republican nomination but also skate to an easy victory over “any Democrat”:

    Unions Lean Democratic, but Donald Trump Gets Members’ Attention

    Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald J. Trump, the two million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list.

    The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement. It skews female and racially diverse — roughly the opposite of a Trump rally, in other words.

    But the union’s president, Mary Kay Henry, acknowledged that Mr. Trump holds appeal even for some of her members. “There is deep economic anxiety among our members and the people we’re trying to organize that I believe Donald Trump’s message is tapping into,” Ms. Henry said.

    Of all those running on the supposed right (I’m not convinced Trump is anything close to a Republican or Conservative) Trump arguably has the best chance of winning over some Democrats, some liberal independents and basically the demographic groups required to win the next election.

    Am I happy about this? No, not really. Trump might just be Obama/Clinton lite.

  • I am not thrilled about Trump and the fact it’s looking quite likely he not only could win the Republican nomination but also skate to an easy victory over “any Democrat”:

    Unions Lean Democratic, but Donald Trump Gets Members’ Attention

    Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald J. Trump, the two million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list.

    The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement. It skews female and racially diverse — roughly the opposite of a Trump rally, in other words.

    But the union’s president, Mary Kay Henry, acknowledged that Mr. Trump holds appeal even for some of her members. “There is deep economic anxiety among our members and the people we’re trying to organize that I believe Donald Trump’s message is tapping into,” Ms. Henry said.

    Of all those running on the supposed right (I’m not convinced Trump is anything close to a Republican or Conservative) Trump arguably has the best chance of winning over some Democrats, some liberal independents and basically the demographic groups required to win the next election.

    Am I happy about this? No, not really. Trump might just be Obama/Clinton lite.

  • Bill T

    Sheila Jackson Lee Needs Money to Save A Mural in Houston from Snow
    Sheila Jackson Lee is worried about SNOW destroying an old mural in Houston. Laugh all you want, but we’re on Sheila’s side. What will happen if a snowstorm hits the ghetto in Houston?
    http://www.ktrh.com/media/play/parody-sheila-jackson-lee-needs-money-26686163/

  • Bill T

    Sheila Jackson Lee Needs Money to Save A Mural in Houston from Snow
    Sheila Jackson Lee is worried about SNOW destroying an old mural in Houston. Laugh all you want, but we’re on Sheila’s side. What will happen if a snowstorm hits the ghetto in Houston?
    http://www.ktrh.com/media/play/parody-sheila-jackson-lee-needs-money-26686163/

  • Sometimes Truth Hurts – at least it hurts those who believe in nonsense such as Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change Alarmism.

  • Sometimes Truth Hurts – at least it hurts those who believe in nonsense such as Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change Alarmism.

  • A quick test of strikethrough using two methods:

    strike tag:
    strikethrough?

    s tag
    strikethrough?

  • A quick test of strikethrough using two methods:

    strike tag:
    strikethrough?

    s tag
    strikethrough?

  • When seconds count, the police are minutes er… hours er… days away!

    “The citizens need to know they need to be able to protect themselves because if they call 911, we can’t guarantee we’re going to get there in time to help you,” says Police Protective League President Jamie McBride.

    He told Paige that Thursday morning between 5:30 and 10 a.m., there were just three patrol cars assigned to the West LA division. Two cars to protect more than 200,000 people in a 65 square mile radius.

    “West Los Angeles, at the minimum, should have seven patrol units, two-man units working,” McBride said.

    The lack of officers is not a comforting thought for West LA resident David Doucette, father of two small boys.

    “I want to make sure if I call they’re going to show up not 45 minutes later but within 10 minutes,” Doucette said.

    So you’d better have enough guns & ammo to hold off determined assaulting parties for at least 10 and possibly 45 (or more) minutes!

  • When seconds count, the police are minutes er… hours er… days away!

    “The citizens need to know they need to be able to protect themselves because if they call 911, we can’t guarantee we’re going to get there in time to help you,” says Police Protective League President Jamie McBride.

    He told Paige that Thursday morning between 5:30 and 10 a.m., there were just three patrol cars assigned to the West LA division. Two cars to protect more than 200,000 people in a 65 square mile radius.

    “West Los Angeles, at the minimum, should have seven patrol units, two-man units working,” McBride said.

    The lack of officers is not a comforting thought for West LA resident David Doucette, father of two small boys.

    “I want to make sure if I call they’re going to show up not 45 minutes later but within 10 minutes,” Doucette said.

    So you’d better have enough guns & ammo to hold off determined assaulting parties for at least 10 and possibly 45 (or more) minutes!

  • You are correct about the bias. In hindsight I was going to and probably should have made note of that myself, though did not because I felt it was blatant, obvious.

  • agreed

  • You are correct about the bias. In hindsight I was going to and probably should have made note of that myself, though did not because I felt it was blatant, obvious.

  • agreed

  • True.

  • True.

  • Ever notice that moonbat liberals have not solved a single problem.

    Even socialized medicine – the immediate effect of obamacare was to make medicine less available and more expensive. It’s primary stated goals – 100% coverage and lower costs – were not achieved.

  • Ever notice that moonbat liberals have not solved a single problem.

    Even socialized medicine – the immediate effect of obamacare was to make medicine less available and more expensive. It’s primary stated goals – 100% coverage and lower costs – were not achieved.

  • Eh, every once in a while I get lazy and go for the low hanging fruit.

  • Eh, every once in a while I get lazy and go for the low hanging fruit.

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    lol!

  • fredrickbarbarossa

    lol!

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Yep. Solving problems is not what they are about. Their goal is purely to tear down the existing system so it can be replaced with…some kind of utopia nobody can describe. Because, of course, this communist land of milk and honey never existed, except in the minds of Marx and Engels, two intellectual bums who lived off money Engels daddy made and never worked a day in their lives.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Yep. Solving problems is not what they are about. Their goal is purely to tear down the existing system so it can be replaced with…some kind of utopia nobody can describe. Because, of course, this communist land of milk and honey never existed, except in the minds of Marx and Engels, two intellectual bums who lived off money Engels daddy made and never worked a day in their lives.

  • Torcer

    “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” –Thomas Sowell

  • Torcer

    “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” –Thomas Sowell

  • Torcer

    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

  • Torcer

    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” W. C. Fields

    Trump likens Carson’s ‘pathology’ to that of a child molester
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/12/politics/donald-trump-ben-carson-child-molester/index.html?sr=twCNN111315donald-trump-ben-carson-child-molester1222AMVODtopVideo&linkId=18718123

  • Torcer

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
    gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
    Winston Churchill

  • Torcer

    No, the Rest of the World Doesn’t Use “Single Payer” | Eli Lehrer http://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/the-rest-of-the-world-doesnt-use-single-payer/ via @feeonline

    No, the Rest of the World Doesn’t Use “Single Payer”
    There’s plenty of reason for free marketers to be skeptical of proposals, like the ones emanating from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and hinted at by Republican Donald Trump, that would create a single-payer healthcare coverage system in the United States.

    But, if only because these proposals have resonance with the public, they’re certainly worth debating. A rational debate depends on getting the facts straight and there’s one fact that both left and right often get wrong: “single payer” healthcare of the sort Bernie Sanders proposes isn’t universal in the developed world and the US system isn’t particularly free-market by the standards of peer nations.

    Although definitions vary slightly, a single payer healthcare system is one where a single entity — a government-run insurance plan — pays all bills for a variety of medical care, and private payment for these same services is more-or-less banned.

    Among the G-7 countries, only one nation, Canada, actually maintains such a system. One other, Italy, has a pretty similar system but allows much more private payment, and, because of the low standards of public hospitals, nearly everyone who can afford private insurance carries it.

    Japan maintains a government-run healthcare plan, but it has so many gaps that most families find a need to carry private insurance to cover things like cancer-treatment related costs the public system excludes.

    Germany, like the United States, has an employer-state hybrid system with heavy regulation of insurance companies.

    France has a “dominant payer” system, where one quasi-governmental entity (CNAMTS) pays many bills, but about 90 percent of the population maintains private coverage as well, and most people pay something out of pocket each year.

    The United Kingdom, finally, directly administers almost all medical personnel and facilities through a single governmental entity in each of the home countries. This is a “single provider” system.

    Except in the United Kingdom, furthermore, there are significant numbers of people in all of these countries who report problems paying for needed medical care. This percentage is higher in the United States and Germany, intermediate in France, and lower in Canada. The UK only achieves its apparently enviable results because of long waiting lists for many procedures and health care rationing systems that are pretty close to the fictional “death panels” some conservatives claimed were part of Obamacare.

    The American system as it exists isn’t unusually free market either. The German, French, and Japanese systems — where consumers much more frequently shop around for insurance plans they like rather than having the government or an employer chose — offer more consumer choices than most Americans enjoy. Even though taxpayers pick up a very large portion of the bills, the French practice of publically providing the prices of medical procedures makes that system feel a lot more like a free market than anything most Americans see day-to-day.
    http://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/the-rest-of-the-world-doesnt-use-single-payer/

  • Torcer

    The Trump Tapes: Volume 1 https://shar.es/1hCxAy via @sharethis

  • Torcer

    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

  • Torcer

    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” W. C. Fields

    Trump likens Carson’s ‘pathology’ to that of a child molester
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/12/politics/donald-trump-ben-carson-child-molester/index.html?sr=twCNN111315donald-trump-ben-carson-child-molester1222AMVODtopVideo&linkId=18718123

  • Torcer

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
    gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
    Winston Churchill

  • Torcer

    No, the Rest of the World Doesn’t Use “Single Payer” | Eli Lehrer http://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/the-rest-of-the-world-doesnt-use-single-payer/ via @feeonline

    No, the Rest of the World Doesn’t Use “Single Payer”
    There’s plenty of reason for free marketers to be skeptical of proposals, like the ones emanating from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and hinted at by Republican Donald Trump, that would create a single-payer healthcare coverage system in the United States.

    But, if only because these proposals have resonance with the public, they’re certainly worth debating. A rational debate depends on getting the facts straight and there’s one fact that both left and right often get wrong: “single payer” healthcare of the sort Bernie Sanders proposes isn’t universal in the developed world and the US system isn’t particularly free-market by the standards of peer nations.

    Although definitions vary slightly, a single payer healthcare system is one where a single entity — a government-run insurance plan — pays all bills for a variety of medical care, and private payment for these same services is more-or-less banned.

    Among the G-7 countries, only one nation, Canada, actually maintains such a system. One other, Italy, has a pretty similar system but allows much more private payment, and, because of the low standards of public hospitals, nearly everyone who can afford private insurance carries it.

    Japan maintains a government-run healthcare plan, but it has so many gaps that most families find a need to carry private insurance to cover things like cancer-treatment related costs the public system excludes.

    Germany, like the United States, has an employer-state hybrid system with heavy regulation of insurance companies.

    France has a “dominant payer” system, where one quasi-governmental entity (CNAMTS) pays many bills, but about 90 percent of the population maintains private coverage as well, and most people pay something out of pocket each year.

    The United Kingdom, finally, directly administers almost all medical personnel and facilities through a single governmental entity in each of the home countries. This is a “single provider” system.

    Except in the United Kingdom, furthermore, there are significant numbers of people in all of these countries who report problems paying for needed medical care. This percentage is higher in the United States and Germany, intermediate in France, and lower in Canada. The UK only achieves its apparently enviable results because of long waiting lists for many procedures and health care rationing systems that are pretty close to the fictional “death panels” some conservatives claimed were part of Obamacare.

    The American system as it exists isn’t unusually free market either. The German, French, and Japanese systems — where consumers much more frequently shop around for insurance plans they like rather than having the government or an employer chose — offer more consumer choices than most Americans enjoy. Even though taxpayers pick up a very large portion of the bills, the French practice of publically providing the prices of medical procedures makes that system feel a lot more like a free market than anything most Americans see day-to-day.
    http://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/the-rest-of-the-world-doesnt-use-single-payer/

  • Torcer

    The Trump Tapes: Volume 1 https://shar.es/1hCxAy via @sharethis

  • Torcer

    Is Donald Trump Conservative? Here’s the Rundown – Breitbart http://bit.ly/1WHsoTG via @BreitbartNews

    Is Donald Trump Conservative? Here’s the Rundown
    This week, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    97%
    has bashed Trump for insufficient conservatism. He explained, “Donald’s record does not match what he says as a candidate.” Cruz isn’t the only one. Last month, Rush Limbaugh said that Trump’s attacks on Cruz reflected the fact that he was not a “genuine conservative.” Mark Levin said in 2011, “Trump is NOT the real deal… He is not a conservative. He was happy to donate to Schumer, Weiner & Emanuel campaigns last year. He was pro-choice recently and now claims to be pro-life. He sounds more and more like Ross Perot.” Andrew Breitbart said at the time, “Of course he’s not a conservative. He was for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    9%
    before he was against Nancy Pelosi.”

    I don’t believe Trump is a conservative either; I’ve said that repeatedly. Full disclosure: I’ve also said that I would vote for Ted Cruz if the primaries took place today. I’ve also said that Trump channels conservative anger against the establishment brilliantly, and that he has become a vessel for much-needed conversations on immigration.

    Immigration. After a career of flip-flopping on immigration (he ripped Mitt Romney in 2012 for being too harsh on illegal immigration and in 2013 said he hired illegals at his golf courses), Trump has famously taken the most right-wing position on illegal immigration in this race. I wrote about it when Trump released it on his website. Trump wants a wall, shutting down remittances garnered from illegal wages, and foreign aid cuts. He wants strong deportation policies and an end to birthright citizenship. Because many Republicans feel that the immigration issue is the prerequisite for any continuation of a small government republic, Trump has made hay on this issue.

    Meanwhile, Trump flipped on Muslim refugees. Originally he said the U.S. would have to take in Syrian refugees; then he said he would take in no Muslim immigrants at all. That position has proved surprisingly durable with the conservative electorate.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/24/is-donald-trump-conservative-heres-the-rundown/

  • Torcer

    Is Donald Trump Conservative? Here’s the Rundown – Breitbart http://bit.ly/1WHsoTG via @BreitbartNews

    Is Donald Trump Conservative? Here’s the Rundown
    This week, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    97%
    has bashed Trump for insufficient conservatism. He explained, “Donald’s record does not match what he says as a candidate.” Cruz isn’t the only one. Last month, Rush Limbaugh said that Trump’s attacks on Cruz reflected the fact that he was not a “genuine conservative.” Mark Levin said in 2011, “Trump is NOT the real deal… He is not a conservative. He was happy to donate to Schumer, Weiner & Emanuel campaigns last year. He was pro-choice recently and now claims to be pro-life. He sounds more and more like Ross Perot.” Andrew Breitbart said at the time, “Of course he’s not a conservative. He was for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    9%
    before he was against Nancy Pelosi.”

    I don’t believe Trump is a conservative either; I’ve said that repeatedly. Full disclosure: I’ve also said that I would vote for Ted Cruz if the primaries took place today. I’ve also said that Trump channels conservative anger against the establishment brilliantly, and that he has become a vessel for much-needed conversations on immigration.

    Immigration. After a career of flip-flopping on immigration (he ripped Mitt Romney in 2012 for being too harsh on illegal immigration and in 2013 said he hired illegals at his golf courses), Trump has famously taken the most right-wing position on illegal immigration in this race. I wrote about it when Trump released it on his website. Trump wants a wall, shutting down remittances garnered from illegal wages, and foreign aid cuts. He wants strong deportation policies and an end to birthright citizenship. Because many Republicans feel that the immigration issue is the prerequisite for any continuation of a small government republic, Trump has made hay on this issue.

    Meanwhile, Trump flipped on Muslim refugees. Originally he said the U.S. would have to take in Syrian refugees; then he said he would take in no Muslim immigrants at all. That position has proved surprisingly durable with the conservative electorate.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/24/is-donald-trump-conservative-heres-the-rundown/

  • Torcer

    “Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.”

  • Torcer

    Trumped: The Donald, the Widow, and Eminent Domain https://shar.es/1hCMDZ via @sharethis

    TRUMPED: The Donald, The Widow and Eminent Domain
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmM4ZBoppNQ
    ……………………………….
    TRUMPED: The Donald, The Widow and Eminent Domain https://youtu.be/SmM4ZBoppNQ via @YouTube

  • Torcer

    Senator Ben Sasse has a few questions for @RealDonaldTrump http://twitchy.com/2016/01/24/senator-ben-sasse-has-a-few-questions-for-realdonaldtrump-on-health-care-guns-taxes-and-infidelity/

    Ben Sasse @BenSasse.@realDonaldTrump
    Questn1. You said you want single-payor “govt pays4everyone” HCare. If that isnt your position now when did it change?Why?

    Ben Sasse @BenSasse@realDonaldTrump
    Q2: You’ve said you “hate the concept of guns.” Why the change? When did it happen? What’s the 2nd Amendment mean to you?

    Ben Sasse@BenSasse
    .@realDonaldTrump
    Q3: A few yrs ago u proposed $6trillion tax hike. Still want to do that? Agree w/ Biden that higher taxes=more patriotism?

    Ben Sasse@BenSasse
    .@realDonaldTrump
    Q5: I believe 1 of the most damaging things POTUS Obama did is ignore Constitution, act on his own,& bypass Congress(cont)

  • Torcer

    Trump Looks Forward To Bloomberg Getting Into Race http://www.weaselzippers.us/252836-trump-looks-forward-to-bloomberg-getting-into-race/ via @WeaselZippers

  • Torcer

    Trump: Documentary The Donald Suppressed, Free At Last
    http://www.nationalmemo.com/trump-documentary-the-donald-suppressed-free-at-last/

  • Torcer

    “Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.”

  • Torcer

    Trumped: The Donald, the Widow, and Eminent Domain https://shar.es/1hCMDZ via @sharethis

    TRUMPED: The Donald, The Widow and Eminent Domain
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmM4ZBoppNQ
    ……………………………….
    TRUMPED: The Donald, The Widow and Eminent Domain https://youtu.be/SmM4ZBoppNQ via @YouTube

  • Torcer

    Senator Ben Sasse has a few questions for @RealDonaldTrump http://twitchy.com/2016/01/24/senator-ben-sasse-has-a-few-questions-for-realdonaldtrump-on-health-care-guns-taxes-and-infidelity/

    Ben Sasse @BenSasse.@realDonaldTrump
    Questn1. You said you want single-payor “govt pays4everyone” HCare. If that isnt your position now when did it change?Why?

    Ben Sasse @BenSasse@realDonaldTrump
    Q2: You’ve said you “hate the concept of guns.” Why the change? When did it happen? What’s the 2nd Amendment mean to you?

    Ben Sasse@BenSasse
    .@realDonaldTrump
    Q3: A few yrs ago u proposed $6trillion tax hike. Still want to do that? Agree w/ Biden that higher taxes=more patriotism?

    Ben Sasse@BenSasse
    .@realDonaldTrump
    Q5: I believe 1 of the most damaging things POTUS Obama did is ignore Constitution, act on his own,& bypass Congress(cont)

  • Torcer

    Trump Looks Forward To Bloomberg Getting Into Race http://www.weaselzippers.us/252836-trump-looks-forward-to-bloomberg-getting-into-race/ via @WeaselZippers

  • Torcer

    Trump: Documentary The Donald Suppressed, Free At Last
    http://www.nationalmemo.com/trump-documentary-the-donald-suppressed-free-at-last/

  • Torcer

    Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776

  • Torcer

    “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.” – Robert Heinlein

  • Torcer

    Trump Would ‘Absolutely…Open Up the Libel Laws’ So ‘A Person Like Me…Can Bring Lawsuits’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-would-absolutelyopen-libel-laws-so-person-mecan-bring-lawsuits

    Trump Would ‘Absolutely…Open Up the Libel Laws’ So ‘A Person Like Me…Can Bring Lawsuits’
    February 29, 2016
    (CNSNews.com) – Donald Trump says it’s “very unfair” that the The New York Times can write a false story and not be sued for damages and a correction.

    “All I want is fairness,” Trump told “Fox News Sunday.” “So I would absolutely work to open up the libel laws so that if you write something wrong — I want everybody to write whatever they want to write. But if you write something that’s wrong and at least knowingly wrong, but wrong — a person like me and other people can bring lawsuits.

    On Friday, Trump said, “We’re going to open up those libel laws,” so he can sue media outlets “and win lots of money” when they “write purposely negative an horrible and false articles.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-would-absolutelyopen-libel-laws-so-person-mecan-bring-lawsuits


    ==================================================
    Donald Trump Against the First Amendment http://natl.re/quxtJ5 via @NRO

    Donald Trump Against the First Amendment
    It’s always a touch futile trying to parse Donald Trump’s public statements — from what I can tell, he goes where the wind is and has given no more thought to his positions than does your average salmonberry — but this tweet interested me nevertheless:

    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
    Love making correct predictions. National Review is over.
    https://t.co/tEHJTl6tNA

    This is classic Trump. For a start, we are reminded once again the man has some of the thinnest skin that has ever been seen on a public figure. Being almost entirely without principle or compass, Trump determines his attitude toward anyone and anything by what it can do for him. Because we don’t support him, National Review must not only be a “failing paper,” but it must be driven out of business forever, by any means necessary. As far as I can see, nobody can go near the guy without inviting such a dismissal, which is odd for a self-identified tough guy and a supposed opponent of “pc.”

    More interesting, though, is that Trump is willing to jump into bed with any progressive cause that might temporarily annoy his critics. The link next to his hysterical “National Review is over” claim goes to a piece by Damon Linker, over at The Week. And the subject of that piece is a lawsuit that National Review, CEI, and Mark Steyn are fighting against Michael Mann, a rather nasty little character who believes that the court system exists to settle the political disputes in which he has found himself embroiled. Naturally, I have my own professional and political interests in seeing this case resolved in National Review’s favor. But, those interests to one side, it is indisputable that the Mann case has significant First Amendment implications, which is why a wide array of journalists and civil rights groups have filed amicus briefs that express support for the defendants.
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/430271/donald-trump-would-destroy-first-amendment-get-revenge-against-his-critics

    Trump Would ‘Absolutely…Open Up the Libel Laws’ So ‘A Person Like Me…Can Bring Lawsuits’

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    Trump on Cruz: The establishment is rallying to me because other senators think Cruz is a “whack job” http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/25/trump-on-cruz-the-establishment-is-rallying-to-me-because-other-senators-think-cruz-is-a-whack-job/
    ……………………….
    Trump: Establishment is ‘against me’
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/politics/donald-trump-establishment-2016/

    Trump: Establishment is ‘against me’
    (CNN)Donald Trump insisted Monday that the Republican establishment is against him, but conceded that party leaders are warming to his candidacy as a better alternative to rival Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid.

    In the first portion of a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer just a week before Iowans head to the caucuses, Trump touted his strong lead in the polls, once again raised the “problems” Cruz faces due to his Canadian birthplace and undisclosed campaign loans and explained why he joked about shooting somebody in the middle of New York’s 5th Avenue.

    Trump also explained why establishment leaders are more prepared to back his presidential bid over that of Cruz, the Texas senator who has cast himself as a principled lawmaker but whom critics call inflexible.
    [..]
    “I think the establishment actually is against me, but really coming on line because they see me as opposed to Cruz who is a nasty guy who can’t get along with anybody,” Trump said. “At a certain point you’ve got to make deals.”

    While Trump’s candidacy has from the start faced a barrage of criticism from the political and consultant classes in Washington, several establishment Republicans have said lately that they would sooner back Trump than Cruz.

    That has in turn become a new attack line by Cruz as he battles Trump for a first-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, which polling a week out shows could go either way. Cruz has taken to slamming Trump as the establishment’s new hope, suggesting that those in the Washington power club are abandoning Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in favor of the mogul.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/politics/donald-trump-establishment-2016/

  • Torcer

    Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. – Thomas Sowell

  • Torcer

    #Trump
    Donald Trump: I’ve always had good relationships with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/26/donald-trump-ive-always-had-good-relationships-nan/

    Trump: I’ve Always Had A Great Relationship With Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer http://www.weaselzippers.us/253197-trump-ive-always-had-a-great-relationship-with-nancy-pelosi-harry-reid-chuck-schumer/ via @WeaselZippers

    Trump Says He Will Work With These Members Of Congress – Hint: It’s Not Republicans | RedState http://www.redstate.com/2016/01/26/trump-says-he-will-work-members-congress/

    Trump: I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi and was close to Chuck Schumer in many ways http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/26/trump-ive-always-had-a-good-relationship-with-nancy-pelosi-and-was-close-to-chuck-schumer-in-many-ways/

    Trump: I’ll work with Democrats http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/267003-trump-ill-work-with-democrats

    Trump: I’ll work with Democrats
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is stressing his bona fides as a dealmaker who’d be able to enter the White House and work with congressional Democrats to hammer out agreements.

    “I think I’m going to be able to get along with Pelosi — I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” referring to the House minority leader.

    “Reid’s going to be gone. I’ve always had a decent relationship with Reid,” Trump said, referring to Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate minority leader. “I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid.”

    Trump said he thought he’d get along with “just about everybody,” including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), likely to be the next Senate Democratic leader, who Trump said he was “close to … in many in ways.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/267003-trump-ill-work-with-democrats

    Trump Emphasizes His Ability to Work With Democrats https://shar.es/1hZv16 via @sharethis

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    Trump 2011: Candidates who skip debates are losers, or something http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/27/trump-2011-candidates-who-skip-debates-are-losers-or-something/

    Watch Trump Tell Megyn Kelly That Candidates Who Skip Debates Lack Courage https://shar.es/1hyfba via @sharethis

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    Trump 2011: Candidates who skip debates are losers, or something http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/27/trump-2011-candidates-who-skip-debates-are-losers-or-something/

    Watch Trump Tell Megyn Kelly That Candidates Who Skip Debates Lack Courage https://shar.es/1hyfba via @sharethis

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    Robert Reich’s Five Reasons Moonbats Prefer Trump to Cruz https://shar.es/1hATUY via @sharethis

    Robert Reich’s Five Reasons Moonbats Prefer Trump to Cruz
    Trump has persuaded some conservatives who were once high profile to climb aboard his train. But he will never top this endorsement — far left garden gnome Robert Reich has provided “five reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump”:

    1. He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution.

    2. Cruz is a true believer. Trump has no firm principles except making money, getting attention, and gaining power. …

    3. He’s Smarter. Trump is no slouch but he hasn’t given any indication of a sharp mind. Cruz is razer-sharp [sic]…

    4. He’s more disciplined and strategic. Trump is all over the place, often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind. Cruz hews to a clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. …

    5. Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions. Trump has spent his career using the federal government and making friends with big shots.
    – See more at: http://moonbattery.com/?p=68087

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    Trump Campaign: Trump Skipping Fox News Debate ‘Has Nothing to Do with Megyn Kelly’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/trump-campaign-trump-skipping-fox-news-debate-has-nothing-do-megyn-kelly
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    Is Donald Trump’s Debate Gamble a Brilliant or Disastrous Move? http://nbcnews.to/1Uq8NpF via @nbcnews

    Trump To Appear On Fox …On O’Reilly Factor http://www.weaselzippers.us/253340-trump-to-appear-on-fox-bill-oreilly/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Robert Reich’s Five Reasons Moonbats Prefer Trump to Cruz https://shar.es/1hATUY via @sharethis

    Robert Reich’s Five Reasons Moonbats Prefer Trump to Cruz
    Trump has persuaded some conservatives who were once high profile to climb aboard his train. But he will never top this endorsement — far left garden gnome Robert Reich has provided “five reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump”:

    1. He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution.

    2. Cruz is a true believer. Trump has no firm principles except making money, getting attention, and gaining power. …

    3. He’s Smarter. Trump is no slouch but he hasn’t given any indication of a sharp mind. Cruz is razer-sharp [sic]…

    4. He’s more disciplined and strategic. Trump is all over the place, often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind. Cruz hews to a clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. …

    5. Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions. Trump has spent his career using the federal government and making friends with big shots.
    – See more at: http://moonbattery.com/?p=68087

    Robert Reich’s Five Reasons Moonbats Prefer Trump to Cruz

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    Trump Campaign: Trump Skipping Fox News Debate ‘Has Nothing to Do with Megyn Kelly’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/trump-campaign-trump-skipping-fox-news-debate-has-nothing-do-megyn-kelly
    ……………………………..
    Is Donald Trump’s Debate Gamble a Brilliant or Disastrous Move? http://nbcnews.to/1Uq8NpF via @nbcnews

    Trump To Appear On Fox …On O’Reilly Factor http://www.weaselzippers.us/253340-trump-to-appear-on-fox-bill-oreilly/ via @WeaselZippers

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    (From August 11, 2015)

    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton? – http://thefederalist.com/2015/08/11/who-said-it-donald-trump-or-hillary-clinton/ via @FDRLST

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    On public figures who say crazy things: “Pat Buchanan has said too many inflammatory, outrageous, and controversial things to ever be elected president.”

    Yes, it’s true. Trump wrote in “The America We Deserve” that someone who says outrageous and inflammatory things will never be president.
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    ……………………………………………..
    On the wisdom of massive new tax hikes: “I say it is only reasonable to shift the burden to those most able to pay.”

    In 1999, Trump proposed a 14.25% surtax on the wealthy, saying it would raise $5.7 trillion to pay off the debt.
    ……………………………………………..
    On gun control: “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions…I support the ban on assault weapons[.]”

    In his book “The America We Deserve,” Donald Trump reiterated his support for the so-called assault weapons ban.
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    On immigrants living in the U.S. illegally: “Give them a path. You have to make it possible for them to succeed.”

    Trump’s remarks on amnesty came during a press conference in Chicago on June 29, 2015.
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    On abortion: “I want to see the abortion issue removed from politics. I believe it is a personal decision that should be left to the women and their doctors.”

    Trump’s remarks on abortion are taken from “The America We Deserve,” a book he published in 2000.

    (From August 11, 2015)

    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton? – http://thefederalist.com/2015/08/11/who-said-it-donald-trump-or-hillary-clinton/ via @FDRLST

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    Reid: ‘I’m kind of pulling’ for Trump http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/267229-reid-im-kind-of-pulling-for-trump

    Reid: ‘I’m kind of pulling’ for Trump
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) backpedaled Wednesday after joking that, among the current Republican presidential field, he’s considering backing Donald Trump for the nomination.

    “Look, we’ve gotten along fine,” the Democratic leader told reporters. “With that bunch of people running, I’m kind of pulling for him.”

    Reid made the remark after the GOP front-runner touted his ability to work with top Democrats in Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader.

    Asked about Trump’s statement, Reid added, “Oh, I remember the good old days when he did a fundraiser or two for me.”

    Reid quickly walked back his comments, apologizing for joking about supporting Trump — whom he called a “hateful demagogue who will do immeasurable damage to our country.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/267229-reid-im-kind-of-pulling-for-trump

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    Datos, ne quisquam seruiat, enses. (The sword was given for this, that none need live a slave.) – Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    Reid: ‘I’m kind of pulling’ for Trump http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/267229-reid-im-kind-of-pulling-for-trump

    Reid: ‘I’m kind of pulling’ for Trump
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) backpedaled Wednesday after joking that, among the current Republican presidential field, he’s considering backing Donald Trump for the nomination.

    “Look, we’ve gotten along fine,” the Democratic leader told reporters. “With that bunch of people running, I’m kind of pulling for him.”

    Reid made the remark after the GOP front-runner touted his ability to work with top Democrats in Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader.

    Asked about Trump’s statement, Reid added, “Oh, I remember the good old days when he did a fundraiser or two for me.”

    Reid quickly walked back his comments, apologizing for joking about supporting Trump — whom he called a “hateful demagogue who will do immeasurable damage to our country.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/267229-reid-im-kind-of-pulling-for-trump

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    Robert Reich’s Five Reasons Moonbats Prefer Trump to Cruz
    Trump has persuaded some conservatives who were once high profile to climb aboard his train. But he will never top this endorsement — far left garden gnome Robert Reich has provided “five reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump”:
    1. He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution.

    2. Cruz is a true believer. Trump has no firm principles except making money, getting attention, and gaining power. …

    3. He’s Smarter. Trump is no slouch but he hasn’t given any indication of a sharp mind. Cruz is razer-sharp [sic]…

    4. He’s more disciplined and strategic. Trump is all over the place, often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind. Cruz hews to a clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. …

    5. Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions. Trump has spent his career using the federal government and making friends with big shots.
    – See more at: http://moonbattery.com/?p=68087

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    Trump Donated Squat to Veterans
    Donald “Duck the Debate” Trump is supposedly doing a fundraiser for veterans tomorrow, when he should be on a debate stage getting his ass kicked by Ted Cruz. Quite obviously, though, he is using the vets as a shield. Case in point: he has never bothered to donate much of anything to veterans before:

    Donald Trump says he’s skipping the final debate before the Iowa caucuses on Thursday night because he’s upset with Fox News and debate moderator Megyn Kelly. Trump will instead hold a “special event to benefit veterans organizations” in Iowa, according to a campaign press release. But the event could come off as a cheap political stunt exploiting veterans, especially because the Donald J Trump Foundation has been far from generous to veterans organizations over the years.

    As Emily Canal of Forbes reported in October: “The Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $5.5 million to 298 charities between 2009 and 2013 (the most recent year available), according to the non-profit’s 990 tax forms from those years. Of that, only $57,000 has been donated to seven organizations that directly benefit military veterans or their families, Forbes found. Wounded Warriors was not among the organizations Trump’s foundation gave to in that time period.”

    Some veterans say that the billionaire has been AWOL when it comes to helping veterans. “Donald Trump is not a leader in veterans’ philanthropy, unless he’s donated a lot of money that nobody knows about,” Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, told the New York Times in July. “We were founded in New York. We are headquartered in New York. I’ve been here 10 years, and I don’t think I’ve ever even seen Donald Trump.”

    Rieckhoff, an Iraq war veteran, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump’s event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts.”

    Meanwhile, Harry Reid accidentally let it temporarily slip that he loves him some Donald Trump.
    http://patterico.com/2016/01/27/trump-donated-squat-to-veterans/

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    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
    gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
    Winston Churchill

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    “Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.”

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    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
    gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
    Winston Churchill

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    “Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.”

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump: The Business Resume http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/09/donald-trump-the-business-resume/?

    Donald Trump: The Business Resume
    GLENN: As a rule, losers don’t have their names on things, and that is one reason Donald Trump has always loved to put his name to everything.

    GLENN: That’s why there has been at one time or another, the Trump Tower, the Trump Plaza, the Trump Place, the Trump Palace, Trump Shuttle, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump Casinos, and Trump University, just to name a few. Yet, because of his father’s fortune, Trump was worth about 40 million in about 1974. Another future billionaire, Warren Buffett, was also worth about 40 million in 1974. Today, Forbes lists Trump’s wealth at 3.9 billion. Bloomberg has it at 2.9. Had Donald Trump done nothing with that seed money from his father except invest it in an index fund based on the S&P 500 index and reinvested the dividends, he would be worth twice as much as reported by Bloomberg and 50 percent more than Forbes, or about $6 billion today.

    GLENN: But one of the dangers of putting your name on everything is that, if that one thing with your name on it fails, everyone knows it. Trump, the game, didn’t sell. It was discontinued in one year. Trump Airlines, the Trump Shuttle, which he purchased from Eastern Airlines, never turned a profit and defaulted on its loans and ceased operation in three years.
    […]
    GLENN: Trump was able in this case to secure a bank bailout, however, over the years, Trump has racked up $4.7 billion in bankruptcies. He says it’s a successful way to use the system. And over the course of his professional life, it is estimated that Donald Trump has lost up to $6 billion. Financing wasn’t the only issue Trump has encountered in Atlantic City. When he wanted to expand Trump Plaza and build parking lots for limousines, there was a slight problem in his way. A little elderly woman named Vera Coking. She owned the home for 35 years, right where Donald Trump envisioned putting a parking lot.

    GLENN: Donald Trump is obviously not the worst businessman in America. He has also had many huge businesses and personal successes. However, he has claimed that he should be president because he always wins and will continue to win every time. Trump has spoken about the national debt of $19 trillion, yet he was willing to risk everything he had on junk bonds.
    Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/09/donald-trump-the-business-resume/?

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump: The Business Resume http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/09/donald-trump-the-business-resume/?

    Donald Trump: The Business Resume
    GLENN: As a rule, losers don’t have their names on things, and that is one reason Donald Trump has always loved to put his name to everything.

    GLENN: That’s why there has been at one time or another, the Trump Tower, the Trump Plaza, the Trump Place, the Trump Palace, Trump Shuttle, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump Casinos, and Trump University, just to name a few. Yet, because of his father’s fortune, Trump was worth about 40 million in about 1974. Another future billionaire, Warren Buffett, was also worth about 40 million in 1974. Today, Forbes lists Trump’s wealth at 3.9 billion. Bloomberg has it at 2.9. Had Donald Trump done nothing with that seed money from his father except invest it in an index fund based on the S&P 500 index and reinvested the dividends, he would be worth twice as much as reported by Bloomberg and 50 percent more than Forbes, or about $6 billion today.

    GLENN: But one of the dangers of putting your name on everything is that, if that one thing with your name on it fails, everyone knows it. Trump, the game, didn’t sell. It was discontinued in one year. Trump Airlines, the Trump Shuttle, which he purchased from Eastern Airlines, never turned a profit and defaulted on its loans and ceased operation in three years.
    […]
    GLENN: Trump was able in this case to secure a bank bailout, however, over the years, Trump has racked up $4.7 billion in bankruptcies. He says it’s a successful way to use the system. And over the course of his professional life, it is estimated that Donald Trump has lost up to $6 billion. Financing wasn’t the only issue Trump has encountered in Atlantic City. When he wanted to expand Trump Plaza and build parking lots for limousines, there was a slight problem in his way. A little elderly woman named Vera Coking. She owned the home for 35 years, right where Donald Trump envisioned putting a parking lot.

    GLENN: Donald Trump is obviously not the worst businessman in America. He has also had many huge businesses and personal successes. However, he has claimed that he should be president because he always wins and will continue to win every time. Trump has spoken about the national debt of $19 trillion, yet he was willing to risk everything he had on junk bonds.
    Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/09/donald-trump-the-business-resume/?

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    #Trump
    Feel The Bern: Donald Trump Copies Sanders On Drug Price Controls http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/why-is-donald-trump-pushing-price-controls-on-drugs/ via @IBDeditorials

    Feel The Bern: Donald Trump Copies Sanders On Drug Price Controls
    Election ’16: At a rally in New Hampshire over the weekend, Donald Trump spent a good deal of time complaining about how much the government spends on drugs. Too bad his math, and his facts, were all wrong.
    [..]
    Phony numbers aside, what’s most troubling is that Trump’s proposal is word for word out the Democrats’ playbook.

    Bernie Sanders, like Trump, says he wants to “require Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate with the prescription drug companies for better prices — a practice that is currently banned by law.”

    What Sanders means, however, is price controls on drugs, since he knows that the government doesn’t negotiate prices, it dictates them.

    We are hard pressed to think of a previous GOP presidential candidate — much less the front-runner in what is supposed to be a conservative party — who has openly advocated price controls on a major industry. We live in interesting times.
    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/why-is-donald-trump-pushing-price-controls-on-drugs/

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    #Trump
    Feel The Bern: Donald Trump Copies Sanders On Drug Price Controls http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/why-is-donald-trump-pushing-price-controls-on-drugs/ via @IBDeditorials

    Feel The Bern: Donald Trump Copies Sanders On Drug Price Controls
    Election ’16: At a rally in New Hampshire over the weekend, Donald Trump spent a good deal of time complaining about how much the government spends on drugs. Too bad his math, and his facts, were all wrong.
    [..]
    Phony numbers aside, what’s most troubling is that Trump’s proposal is word for word out the Democrats’ playbook.

    Bernie Sanders, like Trump, says he wants to “require Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate with the prescription drug companies for better prices — a practice that is currently banned by law.”

    What Sanders means, however, is price controls on drugs, since he knows that the government doesn’t negotiate prices, it dictates them.

    We are hard pressed to think of a previous GOP presidential candidate — much less the front-runner in what is supposed to be a conservative party — who has openly advocated price controls on a major industry. We live in interesting times.
    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/why-is-donald-trump-pushing-price-controls-on-drugs/

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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On gun control: “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions…I support the ban on assault weapons[.]”

    In his book “The America We Deserve,” Donald Trump reiterated his support for the so-called assault weapons ban.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On the wisdom of massive new tax hikes: “I say it is only reasonable to shift the burden to those most able to pay.”

    In 1999, Trump proposed a 14.25% surtax on the wealthy, saying it would raise $5.7 trillion to pay off the debt.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On public figures who say crazy things: “Pat Buchanan has said too many inflammatory, outrageous, and controversial things to ever be elected president.”

    Yes, it’s true. Trump wrote in “The America We Deserve” that someone who says outrageous and inflammatory things will never be president.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On immigrants living in the U.S. illegally: “Give them a path. You have to make it possible for them to succeed.”

    Trump’s remarks on amnesty came during a press conference in Chicago on June 29, 2015.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On abortion: “I want to see the abortion issue removed from politics. I believe it is a personal decision that should be left to the women and their doctors.”

    Trump’s remarks on abortion are taken from “The America We Deserve,” a book he published in 2000.

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    Positions
    U.S.-China Trade Reform
    Veterans Administration Reforms
    Tax Reform
    Second Amendment Rights
    Immigration Reform
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

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    Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again

    The three core principles of Donald J. Trump’s immigration plan

    When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties.

    Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform:

    1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.

    2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.

    3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.

    Make Mexico Pay For The Wall

    For many years, Mexico’s leaders have been taking advantage of the United States by using illegal immigration to export the crime and poverty in their own country (as well as in other Latin American countries). They have even published pamphlets on how to illegally immigrate to the United States. The costs for the United States have been extraordinary: U.S. taxpayers have been asked to pick up hundreds of billions in healthcare costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc. Indeed, the annual cost of free tax credits alone paid to illegal immigrants quadrupled to $4.2 billion in 2011. The effects on jobseekers have also been disastrous, and black Americans have been particularly harmed.

    The impact in terms of crime has been tragic. In recent weeks, the headlines have been covered with cases of criminals who crossed our border illegally only to go on to commit horrific crimes against Americans. Most recently, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, with a long arrest record, is charged with breaking into a 64 year-old woman’s home, crushing her skull and eye sockets with a hammer, raping her, and murdering her. The Police Chief in Santa Maria says the “blood trail” leads straight to Washington.

    In 2011, the Government Accountability Office found that there were a shocking 3 million arrests attached to the incarcerated alien population, including tens of thousands of violent beatings, rapes and murders.

    Meanwhile, Mexico continues to make billions on not only our bad trade deals but also relies heavily on the billions of dollars in remittances sent from illegal immigrants in the United States back to Mexico ($22 billion in 2013 alone).

    In short, the Mexican government has taken the United States to the cleaners. They are responsible for this problem, and they must help pay to clean it up.

    The cost of building a permanent border wall pales mightily in comparison to what American taxpayers spend every single year on dealing with the fallout of illegal immigration on their communities, schools and unemployment offices.

    Mexico must pay for the wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays); increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options]. We will not be taken advantage of anymore.

    Defend The Laws And Constitution Of The United States

    America will only be great as long as America remains a nation of laws that lives according to the Constitution. No one is above the law. The following steps will return to the American people the safety of their laws, which politicians have stolen from them:

    Triple the number of ICE officers. As the President of the ICE Officers’ Council explained in Congressional testimony: “Only approximately 5,000 officers and agents within ICE perform the lion’s share of ICE’s immigration mission…Compare that to the Los Angeles Police Department at approximately 10,000 officers. Approximately 5,000 officers in ICE cover 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam, and are attempting to enforce immigration law against 11 million illegal aliens already in the interior of the United States. Since 9-11, the U.S. Border Patrol has tripled in size, while ICE’s immigration enforcement arm, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), has remained at relatively the same size.” This will be funded by accepting the recommendation of the Inspector General for Tax Administration and eliminating tax credit payments to illegal immigrants.

    Nationwide e-verify. This simple measure will protect jobs for unemployed Americans.

    Mandatory return of all criminal aliens. The Obama Administration has released 76,000 aliens from its custody with criminal convictions since 2013 alone. All criminal aliens must be returned to their home countries, a process which can be aided by canceling any visas to foreign countries which will not accept their own criminals, and making it a separate and additional crime to commit an offense while here illegally.

    Detention—not catch-and-release. Illegal aliens apprehended crossing the border must be detained until they are sent home, no more catch-and-release.

    Defund sanctuary cities. Cut-off federal grants to any city which refuses to cooperate with federal law enforcement.

    Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa. Millions of people come to the United States on temporary visas but refuse to leave, without consequence. This is a threat to national security. Individuals who refuse to leave at the time their visa expires should be subject to criminal penalties; this will also help give local jurisdictions the power to hold visa overstays until federal authorities arrive. Completion of a visa tracking system – required by law but blocked by lobbyists – will be necessary as well.

    Cooperate with local gang task forces. ICE officers should accompany local police departments conducting raids of violent street gangs like MS-13 and the 18th street gang, which have terrorized the country. All illegal aliens in gangs should be apprehended and deported. Again, quoting Chris Crane: “ICE Officers and Agents are forced to apply the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Directive, not to children in schools, but to adult inmates in jails. If an illegal-alien inmate simply claims eligibility, ICE is forced to release the alien back into the community. This includes serious criminals who have committed felonies, who have assaulted officers, and who prey on children…ICE officers should be required to place detainers on every illegal alien they encounter in jails and prisons, since these aliens not only violated immigration laws, but then went on to engage in activities that led to their arrest by police; ICE officers should be required to issue Notices to Appear to all illegal aliens with criminal convictions, DUI convictions, or a gang affiliation; ICE should be working with any state or local drug or gang task force that asks for such assistance.”

    End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Harry Reid who said “no sane country” would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.

    Put American Workers First

    Decades of disastrous trade deals and immigration policies have destroyed our middle class. Today, nearly 40% of black teenagers are unemployed. Nearly 30% of Hispanic teenagers are unemployed. For black Americans without high school diplomas, the bottom has fallen out: more than 70% were employed in 1960, compared to less than 40% in 2000. Across the economy, the percentage of adults in the labor force has collapsed to a level not experienced in generations. As CBS news wrote in a piece entitled “America’s incredible shrinking middle class”: “If the middle-class is the economic backbone of America, then the country is developing osteoporosis.”

    The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans – including immigrants themselves and their children – to earn a middle class wage. Nearly half of all immigrants and their US-born children currently live in or near poverty, including more than 60 percent of Hispanic immigrants. Every year, we voluntarily admit another 2 million new immigrants, guest workers, refugees, and dependents, growing our existing all-time historic record population of 42 million immigrants. We need to control the admission of new low-earning workers in order to: help wages grow, get teenagers back to work, aid minorities’ rise into the middle class, help schools and communities falling behind, and to ensure our immigrant members of the national family become part of the American dream.

    Additionally, we need to stop giving legal immigrant visas to people bent on causing us harm. From the 9/11 hijackers, to the Boston Bombers, and many others, our immigration system is being used to attack us. The President of the immigration caseworkers union declared in a statement on ISIS: “We’ve become the visa clearinghouse for the world.”

    Here are some additional specific policy proposals for long-term reform:

    Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program’s lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.

    Requirement to hire American workers first. Too many visas, like the H-1B, have no such requirement. In the year 2015, with 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed. Petitions for workers should be mailed to the unemployment office, not USCIS.

    End welfare abuse. Applicants for entry to the United States should be required to certify that they can pay for their own housing, healthcare and other needs before coming to the U.S.

    Jobs program for inner city youth. The J-1 visa jobs program for foreign youth will be terminated and replaced with a resume bank for inner city youth provided to all corporate subscribers to the J-1 visa program.

    Refugee program for American children. Increase standards for the admission of refugees and asylum-seekers to crack down on abuses. Use the monies saved on expensive refugee programs to help place American children without parents in safer homes and communities, and to improve community safety in high crime neighborhoods in the United States.

    Immigration moderation. Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers. This will help reverse women’s plummeting workplace participation rate, grow wages, and allow record immigration levels to subside to more moderate historical averages.
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform

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    PROTECTING OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.

    The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.

    It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative. Here’s how we will do that:

    Enforce The Laws On The Books

    We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals. The Obama administration’s record on that is abysmal. Violent crime in cities like Baltimore, Chicago and many others is out of control. Drug dealers and gang members are given a slap on the wrist and turned loose on the street. This needs to stop.

    Several years ago there was a tremendous program in Richmond, Virginia called Project Exile. It said that if a violent felon uses a gun to commit a crime, you will be prosecuted in federal court and go to prison for five years – no parole or early release. Obama’s former Attorney General, Eric Holder, called that a “cookie cutter” program. That’s ridiculous. I call that program a success. Murders committed with guns in Richmond decreased by over 60% when Project Exile was in place – in the first two years of the program alone, 350 armed felons were taken off the street.

    Why does that matter to law-abiding gun owners? Because they’re the ones who anti-gun politicians and the media blame when criminals misuse guns. We need to bring back and expand programs like Project Exile and get gang members and drug dealers off the street. When we do, crime will go down and our cities and communities will be safer places to live.

    Here’s another important way to fight crime – empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement is great, they do a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time. Our personal protection is ultimately up to us. That’s why I’m a gun owner, that’s why I have a concealed carry permit, and that’s why tens of millions of Americans have concealed carry permits as well. It’s just common sense. To make America great again, we’re going to go after criminals and put the law back on the side of the law-abiding.

    Fix Our Broken Mental Health System

    Let’s be clear about this. Our mental health system is broken. It needs to be fixed. Too many politicians have ignored this problem for too long.

    All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue. We need to expand treatment programs, because most people with mental health problems aren’t violent, they just need help. But for those who are violent, a danger to themselves or others, we need to get them off the street before they can terrorize our communities. This is just common sense.

    And why does this matter to law-abiding gun owners? Once again, because they get blamed by anti-gun politicians, gun control groups and the media for the acts of deranged madmen. When one of these tragedies occurs, we can count on two things: one, that opponents of gun rights will immediately exploit it to push their political agenda; and two, that none of their so-called “solutions” would have prevented the tragedy in the first place. They’ve even admitted it.

    We need real solutions to address real problems. Not grandstanding or political agendas.

    Defend The Rights of Law-Abiding Gun Owners

    GUN AND MAGAZINE BANS. Gun and magazine bans are a total failure. That’s been proven every time it’s been tried. Opponents of gun rights try to come up with scary sounding phrases like “assault weapons”, “military-style weapons” and “high capacity magazines” to confuse people. What they’re really talking about are popular semi-automatic rifles and standard magazines that are owned by tens of millions of Americans. Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.

    BACKGROUND CHECKS. There has been a national background check system in place since 1998. Every time a person buys a gun from a federally licensed gun dealer – which is the overwhelming majority of all gun purchases – they go through a federal background check. Study after study has shown that very few criminals are stupid enough to try and pass a background check – they get their guns from friends/family members or by stealing them. So the overwhelming majority of people who go through background checks are law-abiding gun owners. When the system was created, gun owners were promised that it would be instant, accurate and fair. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case today. Too many states are failing to put criminal and mental health records into the system – and it should go without saying that a system’s only going to be as effective as the records that are put into it. What we need to do is fix the system we have and make it work as intended. What we don’t need to do is expand a broken system.

    NATIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY. The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.

    MILITARY BASES AND RECRUITING CENTERS. Banning our military from carrying firearms on bases and at recruiting centers is ridiculous. We train our military how to safely and responsibly use firearms, but our current policies leave them defenseless. To make America great again, we need a strong military. To have a strong military, we need to allow them to defend themselves.
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/second-amendment-rights

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    Tax Reform That Will Make America Great Again

    The Goals Of Donald J. Trump’s Tax Plan

    Too few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals:

    Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages.
    Simplify the tax code to reduce the headaches Americans face in preparing their taxes and let everyone keep more of their money.
    Grow the American economy by discouraging corporate inversions, adding a huge number of new jobs, and making America globally competitive again.
    Doesn’t add to our debt and deficit, which are already too large.

    The Trump Tax Plan Achieves These Goals

    If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households – over 50% – from the income tax rolls. They get a new one page form to send the IRS saying, “I win,” those who would otherwise owe income taxes will save an average of nearly $1,000 each.
    All other Americans will get a simpler tax code with four brackets – 0%, 10%, 20% and 25% – instead of the current seven. This new tax code eliminates the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II.
    No business of any size, from a Fortune 500 to a mom and pop shop to a freelancer living job to job, will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes. This lower rate makes corporate inversions unnecessary by making America’s tax rate one of the best in the world.
    No family will have to pay the death tax. You earned and saved that money for your family, not the government. You paid taxes on it when you earned it.

    The Trump Tax Plan Is Revenue Neutral

    The Trump tax cuts are fully paid for by:

    Reducing or eliminating most deductions and loopholes available to the very rich.
    A one-time deemed repatriation of corporate cash held overseas at a significantly discounted 10% tax rate, followed by an end to the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad.
    Reducing or eliminating corporate loopholes that cater to special interests, as well as deductions made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rate on corporations and business income. We will also phase in a reasonable cap on the deductibility of business interest expenses.

    DETAILS OF DONALD J. TRUMP’S TAX PLAN

    America needs a bold, simple and achievable plan based on conservative economic principles. This plan does that with needed tax relief for all Americans, especially the working poor and middle class, pro-growth tax reform for all sizes of businesses, and fiscally responsible steps to ensure this plan does not add to our enormous debt and deficit.

    This plan simplifies the tax code by taking nearly 50% of current filers off the income tax rolls entirely and reducing the number of tax brackets from seven to four for everyone else. This plan also reduces or eliminates loopholes used by the very rich and special interests made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rates on individuals and companies.

    The Trump Tax Plan: A Simpler Tax Code For All Americans

    When the income tax was first introduced, just one percent of Americans had to pay it. It was never intended as a tax most Americans would pay. The Trump plan eliminates the income tax for over 73 million households. 42 million households that currently file complex forms to determine they don’t owe any income taxes will now file a one page form saving them time, stress, uncertainty and an average of $110 in preparation costs. Over 31 million households get the same simplification and keep on average nearly $1,000 of their hard-earned money.

    For those Americans who will still pay the income tax, the tax rates will go from the current seven brackets to four simpler, fairer brackets that eliminate the marriage penalty and the AMT while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II:

    Income Tax Rate Long Term Cap Gains/ Dividends Rate Single Filers Married Filers Heads of Household
    0% 0% $0 to $25,000 $0 to $50,000 $0 to $37,500
    10% 0% $25,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 $37,501 to $75,000
    20% 15% $50,001 to $150,000 $100,001 to $300,000 $75,001 to $225,000
    25% 20% $150,001 and up $300,001 and up $225,001 and up

    With this huge reduction in rates, many of the current exemptions and deductions will become unnecessary or redundant. Those within the 10% bracket will keep all or most of their current deductions. Those within the 20% bracket will keep more than half of their current deductions. Those within the 25% bracket will keep fewer deductions. Charitable giving and mortgage interest deductions will remain unchanged for all taxpayers.

    Simplifying the tax code and cutting every American’s taxes will boost consumer spending, encourage savings and investment, and maximize economic growth.

    Business Tax Reform To Encourage Jobs And Spur Economic Growth

    Too many companies – from great American brands to innovative startups – are leaving America, either directly or through corporate inversions. The Democrats want to outlaw inversions, but that will never work. Companies leaving is not the disease, it is the symptom. Politicians in Washington have let America fall from the best corporate tax rate in the industrialized world in the 1980’s (thanks to Ronald Reagan) to the worst rate in the industrialized world. That is unacceptable. Under the Trump plan, America will compete with the world and win by cutting the corporate tax rate to 15%, taking our rate from one of the worst to one of the best.

    This lower tax rate cannot be for big business alone; it needs to help the small businesses that are the true engine of our economy. Right now, freelancers, sole proprietors, unincorporated small businesses and pass-through entities are taxed at the high personal income tax rates. This treatment stifles small businesses. It also stifles tax reform because efforts to reduce loopholes and deductions available to the very rich and special interests end up hitting small businesses and job creators as well. The Trump plan addresses this challenge head on with a new business income tax rate within the personal income tax code that matches the 15% corporate tax rate to help these businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers grow and prosper.

    These lower rates will provide a tremendous stimulus for the economy – significant GDP growth, a huge number of new jobs and an increase in after-tax wages for workers.

    The Trump Tax Plan Ends The Unfair Death Tax

    The death tax punishes families for achieving the American dream. Therefore, the Trump plan eliminates the death tax.

    The Trump Tax Plan Is Fiscally Responsible

    The Trump tax cuts are fully paid for by:

    Reducing or eliminating deductions and loopholes available to the very rich, starting by steepening the curve of the Personal Exemption Phaseout and the Pease Limitation on itemized deductions. The Trump plan also phases out the tax exemption on life insurance interest for high-income earners, ends the current tax treatment of carried interest for speculative partnerships that do not grow businesses or create jobs and are not risking their own capital, and reduces or eliminates other loopholes for the very rich and special interests. These reductions and eliminations will not harm the economy or hurt the middle class. Because the Trump plan introduces a new business income rate within the personal income tax code, they will not harm small businesses either.
    A one-time deemed repatriation of corporate cash held overseas at a significantly discounted 10% tax rate. Since we are making America’s corporate tax rate globally competitive, it is only fair that corporations help make that move fiscally responsible. U.S.-owned corporations have as much as $2.5 trillion in cash sitting overseas. Some companies have been leaving cash overseas as a tax maneuver. Under this plan, they can bring their cash home and put it to work in America while benefitting from the newly-lowered corporate tax rate that is globally competitive and no longer requires parking cash overseas. Other companies have cash overseas for specific business units or activities. They can leave that cash overseas, but they will still have to pay the one-time repatriation fee.
    An end to the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad. Corporations will no longer be allowed to defer taxes on income earned abroad, but the foreign tax credit will remain in place because no company should face double taxation.
    Reducing or eliminating some corporate loopholes that cater to special interests, as well as deductions made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rate on corporations and business income. We will also phase in a reasonable cap on the deductibility of business interest expenses.
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/tax-reform

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    Trump: I didn’t lose Iowa http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/268568-trump-i-didnt-lose-iowa

    February 07, 2016
    Trump: I didn’t lose Iowa
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday said he wouldn’t characterize his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses a “loss,” arguing that he still did very well and would have come in first if primary rival Ted Cruz hadn’t taken votes from Ben Carson.

    “It wasn’t a loss, I came in second,” Trump said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And I only came in second because of the fact that Cruz took a lot of votes away from Carson that should not have been taken away.”

    “But my second-place finish, which was substantially second place – I mean, [Sen. Marco] Rubio wasn’t that close – and my second-place finish – which, again, I say was first place – but my second-place finish had more votes than anybody in the history of that whole thing’s history – that includes everybody – other than Cruz,” he added.

    The billionaire businessman also left open the possibility that the results could be reversed.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/268568-trump-i-didnt-lose-iowa

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.” Alexander Tytler

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    Trump: I didn’t lose Iowa http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/268568-trump-i-didnt-lose-iowa

    February 07, 2016
    Trump: I didn’t lose Iowa
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday said he wouldn’t characterize his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses a “loss,” arguing that he still did very well and would have come in first if primary rival Ted Cruz hadn’t taken votes from Ben Carson.

    “It wasn’t a loss, I came in second,” Trump said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And I only came in second because of the fact that Cruz took a lot of votes away from Carson that should not have been taken away.”

    “But my second-place finish, which was substantially second place – I mean, [Sen. Marco] Rubio wasn’t that close – and my second-place finish – which, again, I say was first place – but my second-place finish had more votes than anybody in the history of that whole thing’s history – that includes everybody – other than Cruz,” he added.

    The billionaire businessman also left open the possibility that the results could be reversed.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/268568-trump-i-didnt-lose-iowa

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.” Alexander Tytler

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    “How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin.
    And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
    Ronald Reagan

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    “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    “You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean
    and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must be his spirit.”
    Demosthenes, Third Olynthiac

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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On gun control: “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions…I support the ban on assault weapons[.]”

    In his book “The America We Deserve,” Donald Trump reiterated his support for the so-called assault weapons ban.
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    On the wisdom of massive new tax hikes: “I say it is only reasonable to shift the burden to those most able to pay.”

    In 1999, Trump proposed a 14.25% surtax on the wealthy, saying it would raise $5.7 trillion to pay off the debt.
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    On public figures who say crazy things: “Pat Buchanan has said too many inflammatory, outrageous, and controversial things to ever be elected president.”

    Yes, it’s true. Trump wrote in “The America We Deserve” that someone who says outrageous and inflammatory things will never be president.
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    On immigrants living in the U.S. illegally: “Give them a path. You have to make it possible for them to succeed.”

    Trump’s remarks on amnesty came during a press conference in Chicago on June 29, 2015.
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    On abortion: “I want to see the abortion issue removed from politics. I believe it is a personal decision that should be left to the women and their doctors.”

    Trump’s remarks on abortion are taken from “The America We Deserve,” a book he published in 2000.
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    (From August 11, 2015)Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton? – http://thefederalist.com/2015/08/11/who-said-it-donald-trump-or-hillary-clinton/ via @FDRLST

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    “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Issues
    Competent Leadership
    America needs strong leadership. Politicians can talk but they don’t get things done. I have a strong track record of success and if elected I will do what I have promised to do: ‪#‎MakeAmericaGreatAgain‬!

    Drug Epidemic The New Hampshire drug epidemic must stop. If elected POTUS — I will create borders and the drugs will stop pouring in. We will ‪#‎MakeAmericaGreatAgain‬!

    Live Free or Die: A motto for the whole country to follow.

    The 2nd Amendment Politicians are trying to chip away at the 2nd Amendment. I won’t let them take away our guns!!

    Political Correctness Being politically correct takes too much time. We have too much to get done!

    Self Funding I am self funding my campaign so I don’t owe anything to lobbyists and special interests. I will bring the greatest negotiators and smartest operators to Washington to help Make America Great Again!

    Illegal Immigration If we don’t have borders, we don’t have a country. We need to BUILD A WALL that will keep illegal immigrants out.

    Unifying The Nation I will unify and bring our country back together. We will be unified, we will be one, we will be happy again.

    Education I will end common core. It’s a disaster.

    The Establishment I want to win for the people of this great country. The only people I will owe are the voters. The media, special interests, and lobbyists are all trying to stop me. We won’t let that happen!

    The Military I will make our Military so big, powerful and strong that no one will mess with us.

    Jobs I will be the greatest job-producing president in American history.

    Life Changing Experiences America has been great to me, I want to be great to America. I want to put us back on the right course and Make America Great Again!

    The Economy $19 trillion of debt and growing is a crushing burden to leave young Americans
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/issues/

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    About Donald J. Trump
    Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

    Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over fifteen bestsellers, and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time.

    During the 2014 political cycle, Mr. Trump was a top contributor and fundraiser for Republican efforts. Mr. Trump also campaigned across the country, with each candidate winning by a record margin.

    Mr. Trump has over 7 million followers on social media. He frequently uses this platform to advocate for Conservative causes, Republican candidates and to educate the public on the failures of the Obama administration. Mr. Trump appears on Fox and Friends on Monday mornings and devotes much of his time to media interviews in order to promote a Free Market, the importance of a strong family, a culture of Life, a strong military and our country’s sacred obligation to take care of our veterans and their families.

    Mr. Trump has long been a devoted supporter of veteran causes. In 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of World War II, only 100 spectators watched New York City’s Veteran Day Parade. It was an insult to all veterans. Approached by Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the chief of New York City’s FBI office, Mr. Trump agreed to lead as Grand Marshall a second parade later that year. Mr. Trump made a $1 million matching donation to finance the Nation’s Day Parade. On Saturday, November 11th, over 1.4 million watched as Mr. Trump marched down Fifth Avenue with more than 25,000 veterans, some dressed in their vintage uniforms. A month later, Mr. Trump was honored in the Pentagon during a lunch with the Secretary of Defense and the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses, among them the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, Trump World Tower at the United Nations Plaza, 40 Wall Street, and Trump Park Avenue. His portfolio includes the historic Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida and his ever expanding collection of award-winning golf courses (seventeen thus far) which span the U.S from Los Angeles to New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Florida, and internationally from Scotland and Ireland to Dubai. He recently added the iconic golf resorts of Turnberry, Scotland, and Doonbeg, Ireland, to his portfolio and Trump National Golf Club Washington, DC, has been highly acclaimed. The Trump Hotel Collection has grown to include properties in Chicago, Las Vegas, Waikiki, Panama and Toronto in addition to Trump SoHo/New York and the acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower on Central Park West which once again won the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award as well as the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago was awarded the #1 Hotel in the US and Canada by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Recent acquisitions include the iconic Doral Hotel & Country Club (800 acres) in Miami, and the historic Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. which is being developed into a world class luxury hotel. Seen as a generational asset by the Trump family, the redevelopment plan will infuse the building with new life. Groundbreaking was in July of 2014.

    Mr. Trump is the Emmy-nominated star and co-producer of the reality television series, “The Apprentice” which quickly became the number one show on television, making ratings history and receiving rave reviews and world wide attention. “The Celebrity Apprentice” has met with great success as well, being one of the highest rated shows on television. The Apprentice’s record fourteenth season premiered in January, 2015. “You’re fired!” is listed as the third greatest television catchphrase of all time. In 2007, Mr. Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he is among the highest paid public speakers in the world. The Apprentice has raised over $15 million for charity.

    Mr. Trump was born in Queens, New York. He is married to Melania Trump and father to Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron. He is a proud grandfather of seven.
    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/about/

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    “Economic ignorance is the breeding ground of totalitarianism.” – John Jewkes

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    “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. “ Ronald Reagan

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    “Economic ignorance is the breeding ground of totalitarianism.” – John Jewkes

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    “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. “ Ronald Reagan

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    “You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence.”

    Charles A. Beard, Historian (1874-1948)

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    Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8 http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2016/02/11/donald-trump-financed-gang-8/ via @benhowe

    Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8
    One of the most common things you hear from a Trump fanatic is that the single most important thing this election is illegal immigration and that Donald Trump is the only candidate who is talking about building a wall and deporting everyone that’s here illegally.

    Trump has claimed that no one would be talking about illegal immigration had he not brought it up, which is of course complete nonsense. Even his own talking points dispute that. Trump has repeatedly referenced the ominous “Gang of 8″ as a way of attacking Senator Marco Rubio’s record since the proposed bill would’ve offered a path to citizenship for the illegals The Donald promises to kick out. The Gang of 8 bill was proposed in 2013 so if nothing else, we know immigration was a discussion 3 years ago.

    Putting aside the fact that Donald proposes roughly the same wall that was already put forth in the Gang of 8 bill (roughly 1,000 miles), why hasn’t anyone asked Mr. Trump why he sent so much money to the group?

    Of those 8 members, Donald has contributed money to five. 3 Democrats(!) and 2 Republicans. They were Schumer (5 times!), Durbin, Graham, McCain & Menendez.

    And what did Trump expect to get for his money? Because don’t forget, it was Trump that said he put money into candidates so he could get what he wanted. It was Trump that said he was part of the problem. His donation to Graham was in 2014, a year AFTER the Gang of 8 bill was proposed, so I guess he felt he got his money’s worth.
    http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2016/02/11/donald-trump-financed-gang-8/

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    “You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence.”

    Charles A. Beard, Historian (1874-1948)

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    Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8 http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2016/02/11/donald-trump-financed-gang-8/ via @benhowe

    Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8
    One of the most common things you hear from a Trump fanatic is that the single most important thing this election is illegal immigration and that Donald Trump is the only candidate who is talking about building a wall and deporting everyone that’s here illegally.

    Trump has claimed that no one would be talking about illegal immigration had he not brought it up, which is of course complete nonsense. Even his own talking points dispute that. Trump has repeatedly referenced the ominous “Gang of 8″ as a way of attacking Senator Marco Rubio’s record since the proposed bill would’ve offered a path to citizenship for the illegals The Donald promises to kick out. The Gang of 8 bill was proposed in 2013 so if nothing else, we know immigration was a discussion 3 years ago.

    Putting aside the fact that Donald proposes roughly the same wall that was already put forth in the Gang of 8 bill (roughly 1,000 miles), why hasn’t anyone asked Mr. Trump why he sent so much money to the group?

    Of those 8 members, Donald has contributed money to five. 3 Democrats(!) and 2 Republicans. They were Schumer (5 times!), Durbin, Graham, McCain & Menendez.

    And what did Trump expect to get for his money? Because don’t forget, it was Trump that said he put money into candidates so he could get what he wanted. It was Trump that said he was part of the problem. His donation to Graham was in 2014, a year AFTER the Gang of 8 bill was proposed, so I guess he felt he got his money’s worth.
    http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2016/02/11/donald-trump-financed-gang-8/

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    “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. “ Ronald Reagan

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    Surprise: Trump goes positive, yanks ad attacking Cruz in South Carolina http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/11/surprise-trump-goes-positive-yanks-ad-attacking-cruz-in-south-carolina/

    Surprise: Trump goes positive, yanks ad attacking Cruz in South Carolina
    From now on, if you want to hear how Cruz is an unlikable illegal immigrant from Canada with a nasty disposition who cheated Ben Carson, has run wild like a “maniac” in the Senate, is on the take from Goldman Sachs, and, by the way, is a “p……..” you’ll have to settle for watching Trump’s rallies or one of his 35 interviews a day on cable news.

    When it comes to ads, he’s all about positivity.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/11/surprise-trump-goes-positive-yanks-ad-attacking-cruz-in-south-carolina/

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    Surprise: Trump goes positive, yanks ad attacking Cruz in South Carolina http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/11/surprise-trump-goes-positive-yanks-ad-attacking-cruz-in-south-carolina/

    Surprise: Trump goes positive, yanks ad attacking Cruz in South Carolina
    From now on, if you want to hear how Cruz is an unlikable illegal immigrant from Canada with a nasty disposition who cheated Ben Carson, has run wild like a “maniac” in the Senate, is on the take from Goldman Sachs, and, by the way, is a “p……..” you’ll have to settle for watching Trump’s rallies or one of his 35 interviews a day on cable news.

    When it comes to ads, he’s all about positivity.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/11/surprise-trump-goes-positive-yanks-ad-attacking-cruz-in-south-carolina/

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    A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Lenin

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    Senate Dems Fundraise Off “Racist, Sexist Demagogue” Victory In NH… http://www.weaselzippers.us/256296-senate-dems-fundraise-off-racist-sexist-demagogue-victory-in-nh/ via @WeaselZippers

    Senate Dems Fundraise Off “Racist, Sexist Demagogue” Victory In NH…
    Oh boy.
    Via DSCC email:

    Drew — Yesterday was simply amazing. After Donald Trump’s big win in New Hampshire, it was critical that we hit our one-day 5,000 supporter goal — and our incredible grassroots supporters like you made it happen! Thank you! We’re getting right to work:
    *Holding Republicans accountable for their failed policies
    *Launching Phase One of our groundbreaking Mobilization Protect
    *Putting staff on the ground in several battleground states
    Now, back to Trump. His New Hampshire victory showed us that we have to take him seriously. We CANNOT allow this “racist, sexist demagogue” (Huffington Post) anywhere near the White House.
    Thanks,
    Team DSCC

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/256296-senate-dems-fundraise-off-racist-sexist-demagogue-victory-in-nh/

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    Reid praises Trump for being ‘authentic’ http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/269202-reid-praises-trump-for-being-authentic

    Reid praises Trump for being ‘authentic’
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for speaking his mind and being “authentic.”

    “You may not agree with his authenticity, but he’s authentic. People like that. He speaks his mind, which reminds me of me once in a while. I think that’s something that’s refreshing,” Reid said, according to CNN.

    “He just says whatever he thinks is appropriate. I think some of the stuff is not so good but he does that. People identify with that,” he added.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/269202-reid-praises-trump-for-being-authentic

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    Senate Dems Fundraise Off “Racist, Sexist Demagogue” Victory In NH… http://www.weaselzippers.us/256296-senate-dems-fundraise-off-racist-sexist-demagogue-victory-in-nh/ via @WeaselZippers

    Senate Dems Fundraise Off “Racist, Sexist Demagogue” Victory In NH…
    Oh boy.
    Via DSCC email:

    Drew — Yesterday was simply amazing. After Donald Trump’s big win in New Hampshire, it was critical that we hit our one-day 5,000 supporter goal — and our incredible grassroots supporters like you made it happen! Thank you! We’re getting right to work:
    *Holding Republicans accountable for their failed policies
    *Launching Phase One of our groundbreaking Mobilization Protect
    *Putting staff on the ground in several battleground states
    Now, back to Trump. His New Hampshire victory showed us that we have to take him seriously. We CANNOT allow this “racist, sexist demagogue” (Huffington Post) anywhere near the White House.
    Thanks,
    Team DSCC

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/256296-senate-dems-fundraise-off-racist-sexist-demagogue-victory-in-nh/

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    Reid praises Trump for being ‘authentic’ http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/269202-reid-praises-trump-for-being-authentic

    Reid praises Trump for being ‘authentic’
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for speaking his mind and being “authentic.”

    “You may not agree with his authenticity, but he’s authentic. People like that. He speaks his mind, which reminds me of me once in a while. I think that’s something that’s refreshing,” Reid said, according to CNN.

    “He just says whatever he thinks is appropriate. I think some of the stuff is not so good but he does that. People identify with that,” he added.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/269202-reid-praises-trump-for-being-authentic

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    Never waste a good crisis Hillary Clinton
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    “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana

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    All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party. Mao Zedung

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    Trump and Sanders: Same Product, Different Packaging https://shar.es/14Z1p3 via @sharethis

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    The goal of socialism is communism.
    Vladimir Lenin

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    “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” Thomas Jefferson
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    Why This Former Trump Fan Doesn’t Support Him Anymore http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/26/why-this-former-trump-fan-doesnt-support-him-anymore-n2109815

    Why This Former Trump Fan Doesn’t Support Him Anymore
    I understand why people like Donald Trump because I was a big fan of his as well.
    I loved the fact that he’s a charismatic, politically incorrect fighter and a successful businessman. I am also genuinely grateful to him for changing the debate on immigration and starting a conversation about Muslim immigration that we should have had a long time ago. I don’t believe a ban on Muslim immigrants would ever pass Congress nor do I think it’s practical (How would you realistically implement it?), but I do think blocking future refugees and immigrants from countries where Al-Qaeda and ISIS hold sway is more doable because of Trump. That’s a little ironic because he was initially in favor of bringing in Syrian refugees, but it’s true. Additionally, after years of being ignored, scorned and poorly represented by Republican leaders in Congress, it’s nice to have a politician who actually goes overboard to pander to conservatives.
    [..]
    Also, as entertaining and successful as Trump may be, he doesn’t have the right temperament to be President. It’s a serious, sober job and even if you like him, you have to admit that he’s crude, mean-spirited, narcissistic, unpredictable and conspiratorial. Would you consider any other candidate who trashed POWs, “I like people that weren’t captured,” made fun of the disabled (He’s done this more than once), said he never asked God for forgiveness and keeps making creepy comments about how he’d like to date his daughter, “(Ivanka) does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her?” Even if you’re willing to overlook those comments because you love Trump so much, people who aren’t Trump fans will not give him a pass. That will be doubly true after the Democrats hammer him with a billion dollars’ worth of negative ads that he won’t be able to effectively respond to because even Trump admits that he doesn’t know how he would finance his campaign in a general election.

    Trump also spends an inordinate amount of time insulting people on Twitter. It amazes me that anyone complains about people hammering Trump when these are just some of the comments on his Twitter account over the last three days….
    http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/26/why-this-former-trump-fan-doesnt-support-him-anymore-n2109815/page/full

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    Why This Former Trump Fan Doesn’t Support Him Anymore http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/26/why-this-former-trump-fan-doesnt-support-him-anymore-n2109815

    Why This Former Trump Fan Doesn’t Support Him Anymore
    I understand why people like Donald Trump because I was a big fan of his as well.
    I loved the fact that he’s a charismatic, politically incorrect fighter and a successful businessman. I am also genuinely grateful to him for changing the debate on immigration and starting a conversation about Muslim immigration that we should have had a long time ago. I don’t believe a ban on Muslim immigrants would ever pass Congress nor do I think it’s practical (How would you realistically implement it?), but I do think blocking future refugees and immigrants from countries where Al-Qaeda and ISIS hold sway is more doable because of Trump. That’s a little ironic because he was initially in favor of bringing in Syrian refugees, but it’s true. Additionally, after years of being ignored, scorned and poorly represented by Republican leaders in Congress, it’s nice to have a politician who actually goes overboard to pander to conservatives.
    [..]
    Also, as entertaining and successful as Trump may be, he doesn’t have the right temperament to be President. It’s a serious, sober job and even if you like him, you have to admit that he’s crude, mean-spirited, narcissistic, unpredictable and conspiratorial. Would you consider any other candidate who trashed POWs, “I like people that weren’t captured,” made fun of the disabled (He’s done this more than once), said he never asked God for forgiveness and keeps making creepy comments about how he’d like to date his daughter, “(Ivanka) does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her?” Even if you’re willing to overlook those comments because you love Trump so much, people who aren’t Trump fans will not give him a pass. That will be doubly true after the Democrats hammer him with a billion dollars’ worth of negative ads that he won’t be able to effectively respond to because even Trump admits that he doesn’t know how he would finance his campaign in a general election.

    Trump also spends an inordinate amount of time insulting people on Twitter. It amazes me that anyone complains about people hammering Trump when these are just some of the comments on his Twitter account over the last three days….
    http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/26/why-this-former-trump-fan-doesnt-support-him-anymore-n2109815/page/full

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    “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” Thomas Jefferson
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    Liberal Writer: Don’t Worry, Trump’s A Liberal http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/05/liberal-writer-dont-worry-trumps-a-liberal/ via @dailycaller

    Liberal Writer: Don’t Worry, Trump’s A Liberal
    New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait has penned an interesting piece, titled: “Why Liberals Should Support a Trump Republican Nomination.”
    I’ll save you the time of reading it, and just tell you that he presents three arguments:

    1. Trump “would almost certainly lose” the General Election.
    2.Trump’s nomination “might upend his party” based on “how little he or his supporters seem to care about [conservative] anti-government ideology.”
    3. Lastly, if elected, Trump would govern like former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who, Chait reminds us, “compromised with Democrats on the budget, raising taxes and funding new public infrastructure.”

    So there you have it. Chait is suggesting that liberals should like Trump because he would probably lose—or (even if he won)—he would govern like a liberal.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/05/liberal-writer-dont-worry-trumps-a-liberal/

    New York Magazine Explains Why Liberals Should Support Trump Nomination https://shar.es/14tqo1 via @sharethis

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    Donald Trump: The Chameleon http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/11/donald-trump-the-chameleon/?

    Donald Trump: The Chameleon
    Part III: Donald Trump: A man for all issues For as firm a stance as Donald Trump has taken on current issues, he’s just as likely to have held completely opposite opinions in years past. A political chameleon of sorts, Trump has managed to change party affiliations five times. He first registered as a Republican before changing to Democrat and then joined the Reform Party and later became an Independent — only to return to the Republican Party.

    While Trump blusters about Obamacare, he is for universal health care for all citizens. He has flip-flopped on abortion, first being very pro-choice and then switching to pro-life. He hates the idea of guns but has a concealed carry permit and owns two pistols.

    While he comes off as strong on the border and illegal immigration, he supports a pathway to citizenship. He has contributed to liberal candidates many times, including his would-be opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump has even said both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were doing a great job. Now that he’s running for president, his opinion of their performance has changed.
    http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/11/donald-trump-the-chameleon/

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    Donald Trump: The Chameleon
    Ideologically over the years, Trump has been a political chameleon at best, changing party affiliation at least five times since the late 1980s. He registered for the first time in New York as a Republican in July 1987, only to dump the G.O.P. more than a decade later for the Reform Party in October 1999. This was the party of Ross Perot, Jesse Ventura, and Ralph Nader.

    In fact, while a member of the Reform Party, Trump put together an exploratory committee and briefly considered a run for president in 2000. In August 2001, the billionaire enrolled as a Democrat. Eight years later, 2009, he returned to the Republican Party. That lasted two years. In 2011, he marked the box, I do not wish to enroll in a party, becoming an independent. And then in 2012, Trump again became a Republican.

    During the 2016 election cycle, Trump was asking the citizens of the United States of America to forget his past and pay attention only to what he was saying at any given time. The problem is with that, what he says at any given time changes with every given time.
    [..]
    GLENN: What Donald Trump has said in the past is essentially everything. He has literally held contrasting positions on every major issue. Let’s start with health care. Trump called health care a birthright.
    ..
    VOICE: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of how? DONALD: Right. I would make a deal with existing hospitals to take care of people. And, you know what, this is probably —
    VOICE: Make a deal? Who pays for it?
    DONALD: The government is going to pay for it.
    GLENN: That was Donald Trump on 60 Minutes. In September 2015.
    The question is: How will the government pay for it? Perhaps with the special tax Trump proposed on wealthy Americans, where he would simply take 14.25 percent of everything a wealthy American owned.
    DONALD: Tax people of wealth, of great wealth, people over 10 million by 14.25 percent. This tax would raise approximately 5.7 trillion, which happens to be our national debt. It would be a one-time tax. 14.25 percent against people with a net worth of over $10 million or more. It would pay off in its entirety the national debt of $5.7 trillion.
    GLENN: Supposedly, Trump is no longer in favor of that one-time wealth tax. But he does like progressive tax rates, sort of. In this interview, he contradicts himself on the flat tax in the same sentence on Fox News.
    Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/11/donald-trump-the-chameleon/?

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    Presidential?

    Trump: Ted Cruz Not Eligible To Be POTUS, I’ll Sue Him – But Not If He Apologizes For Being A jerk… http://www.weaselzippers.us/256970-trump-ted-cruz-not-eligible-to-be-potus-ill-sue-him-but-not-if-he-apologizes-for-being-a-jerk/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Stephen Moderates An All-Trump Debate
    https://youtu.be/WpKiP_gmDS8

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    “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so.” – Thomas Jefferson

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    ‘Sounds like a liberal Democrat to me’: Dick Cheney takes Trump to task [video] http://twitchy.com/2016/02/15/sounds-like-a-liberal-democrat-to-me-dick-cheney-takes-trump-to-task-video/

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    More Trump: I’ll sue Cruz over his eligibility if he doesn’t take down his false ads ASAP — and I want the RNC to intervene http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/15/more-trump-ill-sue-cruz-over-his-eligibility-if-he-doesnt-take-down-his-false-ads-asap-and-i-want-the-rnc-to-intervene/

    More Trump: I’ll sue Cruz over his eligibility if he doesn’t take down his false ads ASAP — and I want the RNC to intervene
    He said the same thing last week about suing Cruz if he doesn’t play nice, which is a weirdly conditional approach to the idea of someone whom you think is constitutionally ineligible becoming president. But we’ve been over that. Read this post if you missed it on Friday. What I want to know is what he means when he says the RNC should “intervene.” Intervene in what?

    Read the full statement for a list of Cruz’s alleged lies about him. When he says “intervene,” does he mean the RNC should intervene to get Cruz to pull his ads? Or does he mean they should intervene in his lawsuit against Cruz, i.e. that the GOP should take it upon itself to find out in court if one of its top contenders is legally eligible for the presidency? And why, for the second time today, did he mention the RNC supposedly having broken its pledge? It sure does seem suddenly like Trump is eager to make the case that he’s no longer bound by his promise not to run third-party.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/15/more-trump-ill-sue-cruz-over-his-eligibility-if-he-doesnt-take-down-his-false-ads-asap-and-i-want-the-rnc-to-intervene/

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    Cruz Ad Underscores Crucial Importance of Supreme Court Picks https://shar.es/14zk2D via @sharethis

    Cruz Ad Underscores Crucial Importance of Supreme Court Picks
    In light of Justice Scalia’s untimely demise, it is important to remember that Obama, Shrillary, and Sanders aren’t the only ones liable to make Supreme Court picks that would reduce the Judicial Branch to a tool of the radical left:
    https://youtu.be/Kbca-7bc374

    Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry is a federal judge. As Ramesh Ponnuru recalls,

    Maryanne Trump Barry came up in my book The Party of Death for writing one of those heated judicial decisions in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial-birth abortion. She called a New Jersey law against it a “desperate attempt” to undermine Roe v. Wade. It was, she wrote, “based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing, and an obvious attempt to inflame public opinion instead of logic or medical evidence.” It made no difference where the fetus was when it “expired.”

    So: The right of abortionists to make a child “expire” by partially extracting her from the womb, sticking scissors in the back of her head, vacuuming out her brain, and crushing her skull to complete her extraction, is right there in the Constitution. But let’s please not have any “semantic machinations.”

    Laws against partial-birth abortion had strong bipartisan support. They were attempts to mark an outer limit to the abortion right of Roe. If unborn children could not be protected within the womb, could they at least be protected when partway out? That would be illogical, said Judge Barry. But if the location of fetal death does not matter, then it could hardly matter if the child was all the way outside the womb. Laws against infanticide, too, must be dismissed as irrational line-drawing. The intellectual architect of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, Hadley Arkes, mentions Judge Barry’s decision in his book on the origin of that law, explaining that it was in part designed to head off the dangerous implications of such rulings.

    The Supreme Court eventually ruled that partial-birth abortion could be outlawed—but it did so by a margin of one.

    The Supremes are one vote away from dispensing with the right to life entirely and descending into moral savagery.
    – See more at: http://moonbattery.com/?p=68857

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    Did Trump damage his chances by accusing Bush of lying about Iraq? http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/15/did-trump-damage-his-chances-by-accusing-bush-of-lying-about-iraq/

    Did Trump damage his chances by accusing Bush of lying about Iraq?
    Ace says yes. I’m not convinced.

    If Donald Trump is right, and George W. Bush deliberately schemed with his neo-con advisers to “lie” us into a phony war with Iraq, what does that say about the average Republican voter who supported Bush from 1999, voted for him, defended him through the recount, cried with him on 9/11, agreed with him on Iraq, defended him from ceaseless liberal attacks on him during the war, defended him from Obama’s never-expiring “Blame Bush” blame-shifting, etc.?

    If Trump is right, then we’re not just wrong to have supported him. If Trump’s right, we’re g……..d… rubes and fools to have defended this Actual Hitler-Level Monster for going on 17 years now…

    In other words, most Republicans have too much of their own political ego invested in the idea of George W. Bush’s basic decency after 15 years to now accept Trump telling them that was a stupid investment. The psychological blow of admitting it would be too heavy; if Ace is right, they’d sooner turn on Trump than cut Dubya loose and admit they were suckers all along. That’s one way of looking at it. Another way, though, is that Trump is offering some Republicans a type of opportunity about which he knows a lot: He’s giving them a chance to declare bankruptcy on their Bush investment. Dubya’s legacy, especially as regards Iraq, has sat heavily on the party’s shoulders through two terms of Obama and now, implausibly, threatens to affect a presidential primary in 2016 thanks to Jeb’s insistence on going forward. Trump’s offering Republicans the chance to lay down the weight. Declare bankruptcy on Bush and support Trump in doing whatever the hell he’s really planning to do as president. Attacking Bush as a liar rather than as an incompetent is risky for the reasons Ace says, but if you’re offering someone bankruptcy on a political investment it’s arguably better to denigrate that investment than to praise it for having had “good intentions” or whatever. If you’re a GOPer who’s remained more or less loyal to Bush for the past 10 years, getting permission from Trump to call him a liar might help you make the break more cleanly and quickly than an elaborate, anguished “he’s a good man but…” argument would.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/15/did-trump-damage-his-chances-by-accusing-bush-of-lying-about-iraq/

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    Trump Again Hints At Third-Party Run, Says RNC ‘In Default’ Of Its Agreement With Him http://www.weaselzippers.us/257017-trump-again-hints-at-third-party-run-says-rnc-in-default-of-its-agreement-with-him/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Flashback: The 2008 Trump Comments Wanting George W. Bush Impeached http://www.weaselzippers.us/257036-flashback-the-2008-trump-comments-wanting-george-w-bush-impeached/ via @WeaselZippers

    Flashback: The 2008 Trump Comments Wanting George W. Bush Impeached
    These were the comments that were referenced in the debate on Saturday.

    Via Daily Caller:

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump enthusiastically supported the impeachment of former President George W. Bush in 2008 because Trump disagreed with Bush on the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    Trump expressed surprise that then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, did not attempt to impeach Bush over the foreign policy decision made after Congress authorized the use of force in Iraq with a joint resolution.

    “I was surprised that she didn’t do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush,” Trump told Wolf Blitzer in a CNN interview.

    “It just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out of office, which, personally, I think would have been a wonderful thing,” the 2016 Republican presidential candidate explained.

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/257036-flashback-the-2008-trump-comments-wanting-george-w-bush-impeached/

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    “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so.” – Thomas Jefferson

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    Chris Hayes tallies times Trump has called Cruz a liar http://twitchy.com/2016/02/15/christopher-hayes-tallies-number-of-times-trump-has-called-cruz-a-liar-this-weekend/

    Christopher Hayes tallies number of times Trump has called Cruz a liar this weekend
    As Twitchy and many other sources noted following Saturday night’s Republican debate in South Carolina, things started out tame but got ugly when candidates started accusing each other of being liars. The dam broke when Donald Trump gestured to Sen. Ted Cruz and said, “You probably are worse than Jeb Bush. You are single biggest liar,” adding later for good measure, “He’s a nasty guy.”

    Cruz quickly countered with a reference to Trump’s support of taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and argued, “Donald has this weird pattern, when you point to his own record he screams, ‘liar, liar, liar.’”

    MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes tweets that he’s been keeping track, and claims that between Saturday’s debate and Monday’s campaign rallies, Trump has called Cruz a liar 52 times.
    http://twitchy.com/2016/02/15/christopher-hayes-tallies-number-of-times-trump-has-called-cruz-a-liar-this-weekend/

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    Trump is running for Nixon’s third term « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/15/trump-is-running-for-nixons-third-term/ via @hotairblog

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    #CommonsenseCivilRightofArmedSelfDefense
    Scalia Replacement Is The Line In The Sand For Gun Owners http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/15/scalia-replacement-is-the-line-in-the-sand-for-gun-owners/ via @dailycaller

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump Is No Revolutionary, He’s Just a Democrat http://natl.re/LF7orM via @NRO

    Donald Trump Is No Revolutionary, He’s Just a Democrat
    Saturday’s GOP debate finally clarified the Donald Trump phenomenon. After months of dominating the polls and millions of words of analysis, the grueling slog of the primary race is finally bringing the facts into sharp relief. Donald Trump isn’t a revolutionary. He’s not a conservative. He’s not even a populist. He’s a Democrat.

    In the Greenville, S.C., debate, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz both got under Trump’s skin, and he cracked. He shouted his true feelings, and they were ugly to see. Regarding the Iraq War, Trump made it quite plain that he believes the fever-swamp “Bush lied, people died” narrative of the radical Left.
    [..]
    These are standard Democratic talking points, intentionally designed to obfuscate the fact that when you pump hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into a business, you help the entire business — not just the portion funded. He knows that. Everyone involved in the debate knows that.

    Where’s the Jacksonian populism in those three statements? Where’s the political revolution? That’s angry leftism, nothing more.
    [..]
    But after Saturday’s debate, it’s clear there’s a Democrat in the GOP field. Trump doesn’t threaten the Republican establishment because he’s too conservative or too populist. He threatens the Republican establishment because he belongs in the other party. He’s hid it well until now. But as his family Bible says — in the same Testament as Two Corinthians — “There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.”

    Donald Trump has been revealed. The ball is in your court, South Carolina. Will the state that prides itself on picking the Republican nominee select the GOP’s first Democrat?
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431320/donald-trump-conventional-democrat

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    Datos, ne quisquam seruiat, enses. (The sword was given for this, that none need live a slave.) – Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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    “Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people,” -Thomas Jefferson.

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump Will Be The Death Of The Second Amendment http://bearingarms.com/donald-trump-will-death-second-amendment/

    Donald Trump Will Be The Death Of The Second Amendment
    Senator Ted Cruz blasted businessman and reality television star Donald Trump Sunday, stating that if Trump is the Republican nominee, we’ll likely lose our Second Amendment rights.

    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Sunday said primary rival Donald Trump will erase the Second Amendment if he is elected.

    “And if Donald Trump becomes president, the Second Amendment will be written out of the Constitution, because it is abundantly clear that Donald Trump is not a conservative,” Cruz said on ABC’s “This Week.”

    I have bad news for supporters of Mr. Trump; every bit of evidence that we have about Donald Trump’s political core suggests that Senator Cruz is probably correct.

    Trump’s personal history shows that he is, at best, a “Republican in Name Only,” (RINO), who has changed his party affiliation at least five times.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump switched political party affiliations at least five times since the late ‘80s, according to voting records obtained by The Smoking Gun.

    Mr. Trump, who after years of teasing the idea announced on Tuesday his GOP bid for the White House, may soon have to answer for why he left the party as recently as 2011.

    Mr. Trump registered for the first time in New York as a Republican in July 1987, only to dump the GOP more than a decade later for the Independence Party in October 1999, according to the New York City Board of Elections.

    Trump changes party affiliations from Democrat to Republican to Independent with seeming reckless abandon. It appears that his party loyalty isn’t based upon any set of bedrock principles, but is instead the result of a sort of every-changing political calculus based upon the simple theory, “What will benefit me the most in the short term?”

    Mr. Trump’s lack of conservative principles, and his heavily-documented history of using the bludgeon of the law against individual citizens when it benefits his bottom line—a Clintonesque authoritarianism—suggests that Trump simply cannot be trusted to put a textualist judge on the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in Texas of natural causes this past weekend.
    http://bearingarms.com/donald-trump-will-death-second-amendment/

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    “Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people,” -Thomas Jefferson.

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

    #Trump
    Thomas Sowell – Tragedy and Choices http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/02/16/tragedy-and-choices-n2119896

    Tragedy and Choices
    Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin Scalia — suddenly overshadows all of that.

    The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a President of the United States, just one of whose many powers is the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court.

    Justice Scalia’s passing would be a great loss at any time. But at this crucial juncture in the history of the nation — with 5-to-4 Supreme Court decisions determining what kind of country America will be — Scalia’s death can be catastrophic in its consequences, depending on who is chosen to be his successor.

    Given the advanced ages of other justices, the next president is likely to have enough vacancies to fill to be able to shape the future of the court that helps shape the future of America.
    [..]
    Some seem to think that Donald Trump’s lead in the polls and in the New Hampshire primary make him the most electable candidate, even if he often acts like an overgrown spoiled brat.

    But the fact that Trump leads in the polls does not mean that he is electable in the general election this fall. He is ahead only because the majority vote among Republicans has been split among so many other candidates.
    [..]
    If the Republicans are to avoid having Donald Trump lead them — and the country — to disaster, they are going to have to have the majority of non-Trump supporters get behind some given candidate.

    Senator Ted Cruz has been criticized in this column before, and will undoubtedly be criticized here again. But we can only make our choices among those actually available, and Senator Cruz is the one who comes to mind when depth and steadfastness come to mind.

    As someone who once clerked for a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he will know how important choosing Justice Scalia’s replacement will be. And he has the intellect to understand much more.
    http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/02/16/tragedy-and-choices-n2119896/page/full

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    The goal of socialism is communism.
    Vladimir Lenin

    ………….

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    #Trump
    Thomas Sowell – Tragedy and Choices http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/02/16/tragedy-and-choices-n2119896

    Tragedy and Choices
    Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin Scalia — suddenly overshadows all of that.

    The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a President of the United States, just one of whose many powers is the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court.

    Justice Scalia’s passing would be a great loss at any time. But at this crucial juncture in the history of the nation — with 5-to-4 Supreme Court decisions determining what kind of country America will be — Scalia’s death can be catastrophic in its consequences, depending on who is chosen to be his successor.

    Given the advanced ages of other justices, the next president is likely to have enough vacancies to fill to be able to shape the future of the court that helps shape the future of America.
    [..]
    Some seem to think that Donald Trump’s lead in the polls and in the New Hampshire primary make him the most electable candidate, even if he often acts like an overgrown spoiled brat.

    But the fact that Trump leads in the polls does not mean that he is electable in the general election this fall. He is ahead only because the majority vote among Republicans has been split among so many other candidates.
    [..]
    If the Republicans are to avoid having Donald Trump lead them — and the country — to disaster, they are going to have to have the majority of non-Trump supporters get behind some given candidate.

    Senator Ted Cruz has been criticized in this column before, and will undoubtedly be criticized here again. But we can only make our choices among those actually available, and Senator Cruz is the one who comes to mind when depth and steadfastness come to mind.

    As someone who once clerked for a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he will know how important choosing Justice Scalia’s replacement will be. And he has the intellect to understand much more.
    http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/02/16/tragedy-and-choices-n2119896/page/full

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    Donald Trump: The Tabloid Years http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/08/donald-trump-the-tabloid-years/?

    Donald Trump: The Tabloid Years
    Part I: The Tabloid Years Donald grew up the son of a successful real estate developer. He didn’t exactly start in the mail room of his father’s company. He started at the top of the family business, which in 1974 was already worth $200 million. In today’s dollars, that translates into a one billion-dollar business. But Trump claims he didn’t have it easy. Here’s how Trump rose to the top of the Manhattan real estate game and began collecting trophy wives along the way.

    GLENN: Clearly, Donald Trump had big ambitions even then. By 1980, he wanted to buy the World Trade Center. He wanted to buy the Empire State Building. He was building the Trump Tower and he had married his first trophy wife. Coupling that with all the massive wealth his father had accrued, along with the wealth Donald added on to, the world was paying close attention to Donald J. Trump. And there were rumors circulating often that there were women in his life, a lot of them. Women other than his wife Ivana. The fact is, Trump openly bragged about sleeping with many women, both single and married during that time period.

    During the 1980s, Trump closed enough deals in real estate and with women, that he had written his best-selling book The Art of the Deal, which he calls the best-selling business book of all time. It isn’t. But Donald J. Trump had gained enough notoriety that Milton Bradley developed and released a board game bearing his name.
    [..]
    And his romance and marriage to Marla became very rocky. In fact, according to singer Michael Bolton, at one point, the Donald and Marla had apparently broken up. So Bolton began dating her. When Trump got wind of it, he became outraged and for a short time took her back so Bolton couldn’t have her. The reunion didn’t last long.

    In the meantime, legendary British television personality Selina Scott came to New York to do a documentary on him. He was apparently quite taken with her, at first.
    Scott wrote, “We were at 30,000 feet on Trump’s private jet flying to Florida when he showed me his white leather double bed.” I like beautiful things, he purred seductively. That is why I like you so much. Scott wasn’t interested in Trump’s advances. And the documentary she produced wasn’t as glowing as Donald had hoped. She immediately paid the price.

    Quote: Basically, he lost control. And I think that because he realized he couldn’t charm me into portraying him the way he wanted to be portrayed, he called me a loser. He said I was sleazy, that I had come on to him, asking him for dates. It seemed that everyone who doesn’t flatter Donald Trump has at one time or another either been in his office begging him for money or stalking him wherever he goes, begging for dates and sex. Scott wound up paying a huge price for her rebuff on Trump for the next 20 years.

    VOICE: What kind of approaches did he make to you? SELINA: Well, it started off with letters. I mean, letters which repeated — really kind of childish things. He started off rubbishing my looks. Then he started questioning my morality. Then he went into my career. And I was taking — I used to have a big file and drop them into the big Trump box. That was my way of dealing with him. The letters starting tailing off. Only then he began sending me press cuttings of himself: Trump riding high. And then written across it — scrawled across it, “Dear Selina, you’re a loser.”

    GLENN: Does any of this sound familiar? It should. Because the Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said she had a similar experience with Trump. First, he was a huge fan that sent her clippings and told her how great and beautiful she was. Then after the first debate, she was a loser with no talent.
    Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/08/donald-trump-the-tabloid-years?

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    Datos, ne quisquam seruiat, enses. (The sword was given for this, that none need live a slave.) – Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump: The Business Resume http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/09/donald-trump-the-business-resume/?

    Donald Trump: The Business Resume
    GLENN: As a rule, losers don’t have their names on things, and that is one reason Donald Trump has always loved to put his name to everything.

    GLENN: That’s why there has been at one time or another, the Trump Tower, the Trump Plaza, the Trump Place, the Trump Palace, Trump Shuttle, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump Casinos, and Trump University, just to name a few. Yet, because of his father’s fortune, Trump was worth about 40 million in about 1974. Another future billionaire, Warren Buffett, was also worth about 40 million in 1974. Today, Forbes lists Trump’s wealth at 3.9 billion. Bloomberg has it at 2.9. Had Donald Trump done nothing with that seed money from his father except invest it in an index fund based on the S&P 500 index and reinvested the dividends, he would be worth twice as much as reported by Bloomberg and 50 percent more than Forbes, or about $6 billion today.

    GLENN: But one of the dangers of putting your name on everything is that, if that one thing with your name on it fails, everyone knows it. Trump, the game, didn’t sell. It was discontinued in one year. Trump Airlines, the Trump Shuttle, which he purchased from Eastern Airlines, never turned a profit and defaulted on its loans and ceased operation in three years.
    […]
    GLENN: Trump was able in this case to secure a bank bailout, however, over the years, Trump has racked up $4.7 billion in bankruptcies. He says it’s a successful way to use the system. And over the course of his professional life, it is estimated that Donald Trump has lost up to $6 billion. Financing wasn’t the only issue Trump has encountered in Atlantic City. When he wanted to expand Trump Plaza and build parking lots for limousines, there was a slight problem in his way. A little elderly woman named Vera Coking. She owned the home for 35 years, right where Donald Trump envisioned putting a parking lot.

    GLENN: Donald Trump is obviously not the worst businessman in America. He has also had many huge businesses and personal successes. However, he has claimed that he should be president because he always wins and will continue to win every time. Trump has spoken about the national debt of $19 trillion, yet he was willing to risk everything he had on junk bonds.
    Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/09/donald-trump-the-business-resume/?

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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On gun control: “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions…I support the ban on assault weapons[.]”

    In his book “The America We Deserve,” Donald Trump reiterated his support for the so-called assault weapons ban.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On the wisdom of massive new tax hikes: “I say it is only reasonable to shift the burden to those most able to pay.”

    In 1999, Trump proposed a 14.25% surtax on the wealthy, saying it would raise $5.7 trillion to pay off the debt.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On public figures who say crazy things: “Pat Buchanan has said too many inflammatory, outrageous, and controversial things to ever be elected president.”

    Yes, it’s true. Trump wrote in “The America We Deserve” that someone who says outrageous and inflammatory things will never be president.
    =============================================================================================
    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On immigrants living in the U.S. illegally: “Give them a path. You have to make it possible for them to succeed.”

    Trump’s remarks on amnesty came during a press conference in Chicago on June 29, 2015.
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    Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton?
    On abortion: “I want to see the abortion issue removed from politics. I believe it is a personal decision that should be left to the women and their doctors.”

    Trump’s remarks on abortion are taken from “The America We Deserve,” a book he published in 2000.

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    Donald Trump: The Chameleon http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/11/donald-trump-the-chameleon/?

    Donald Trump: The Chameleon
    Part III: Donald Trump: A man for all issues For as firm a stance as Donald Trump has taken on current issues, he’s just as likely to have held completely opposite opinions in years past. A political chameleon of sorts, Trump has managed to change party affiliations five times. He first registered as a Republican before changing to Democrat and then joined the Reform Party and later became an Independent — only to return to the Republican Party.

    While Trump blusters about Obamacare, he is for universal health care for all citizens. He has flip-flopped on abortion, first being very pro-choice and then switching to pro-life. He hates the idea of guns but has a concealed carry permit and owns two pistols.

    While he comes off as strong on the border and illegal immigration, he supports a pathway to citizenship. He has contributed to liberal candidates many times, including his would-be opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump has even said both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were doing a great job. Now that he’s running for president, his opinion of their performance has changed.
    http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/11/donald-trump-the-chameleon/

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    The goal of socialism is communism.
    Vladimir Lenin

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    Coburn: Trump-circulated quote attacking Cruz ‘absolute fabrication’ http://washex.am/1opmbjr via @DCExaminer

    Coburn: Trump-circulated quote attacking Cruz ‘absolute fabrication’
    Former Sen. Tom Coburn is angry about being quoted in the latest Donald Trump attack on Ted Cruz.

    Coburn called the quote an “absolute fabrication.”

    As part of his never-ending criticism of Cruz, Trump’s Twitter feed retweeted and pushed a quote ostensibly from Coburn criticizing Cruz as “one of the most dishonest people” in Washington. Coburn never said this.

    During a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, the former Oklahoma senator fired back at Trump.

    “It’s an absolute fabrication. I’ve never said that, period,” Coburn told the Examiner. “It’s unfortunate he would use my name to say something dishonest. It’s a total fabrication.”

    “To me, it’s more of loose play with the truth and loose play with the words,” Coburn said.

    Trump retweeted his social media director Dan Scavino, in turn quoting Coburn talking about the Texas senator. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in D.C.,” read the quote Scavino attributed to Coburn. However, the quote appears to come directly from progressive website ForwardProgressives.com and writer Allen Clifton, who used the exact language to describe Cruz.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/coburn-trump-circulated-quote-attacking-cruz-absolute-fabrication/article/2583379

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    COBURN: Trump pushing anti-Cruz quote that is an ABSOLUTE FABRICATION http://therightscoop.com/coburn-trump-pushing-anti-cruz-quote-that-is-an-absolute-fabrication/

    COBURN: Trump pushing anti-Cruz quote that is an ABSOLUTE FABRICATION
    Trump and his social media director Dan Scavino both attacked Cruz today on Twitter with a quote from Tom Coburn that is an absolute fabrication:
    http://therightscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/trump_coburn_tweet.jpg
    During a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, the former Oklahoma senator fired back at Trump.

    “It’s an absolute fabrication. I’ve never said that, period,” Coburn told the Examiner. “It’s unfortunate he would use my name to say something dishonest. It’s a total fabrication.”

    “To me, it’s more of loose play with the truth and loose play with the words,” Coburn said.

    Trump has since deleted the tweet, as has Dan Scavino, but perhaps he and his social media director should vet his attacks on Cruz or anyone else before just going with them.

    Read more: http://therightscoop.com/coburn-trump-pushing-anti-cruz-quote-that-is-an-absolute-fabrication/

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    Datos, ne quisquam seruiat, enses. (The sword was given for this, that none need live a slave.) – Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    Datos, ne quisquam seruiat, enses. (The sword was given for this, that none need live a slave.) – Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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    Former OK Senator Coburn Denies Trump ‘Lie’ About Cruz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Washington Examiner) – Former Sen. Tom Coburn is angry about being quoted in the latest Donald Trump attack on Ted Cruz.

    Coburn called the quote an “absolute fabrication.”

    As part of his never-ending criticism of Cruz, Trump’s Twitter feed retweeted and pushed a quote ostensibly from Coburn criticizing Cruz as “one of the most dishonest people” in Washington. Coburn never said this.

    During a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, the former Oklahoma senator fired back at Trump.

    “It’s an absolute fabrication. I’ve never said that, period,” Coburn told the Examiner. “It’s unfortunate he would use my name to say something dishonest. It’s a total fabrication.” “To me, it’s more of loose play with the truth and loose play with the words,” Coburn said.

    Trump retweeted his social media director Dan Scavino, in turn quoting Coburn talking about the Texas senator. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in D.C.,” read the quote Scavino attributed to Coburn. However, the quote appears to come directly from progressive website ForwardProgressives.com and writer Allen Clifton, who used the exact language to describe Cruz.
    http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kfaq/news/Former-OK-Senator-Coburn-Denies-Trump-Lie-About-Cruz-369090111.html?

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    Trump STILL LYING about a fabricated quote to smear Ted Cruz HOURS after being caught on it!! http://therightscoop.com/trump-still-lying-about-a-fabricated-quote-to-smear-ted-cruz-hours-after-being-caught-on-it/

    Trump STILL LYING about a fabricated quote to smear Ted Cruz HOURS after being caught on it!!
    Today the Trump campaign just made up a quote supposedly from Senator Coburn calling Cruz a terrible liar. Plenty of people called him on it immediately and it’s been hours since they’ve been made aware that the quote is made up.

    And yet Trump is still talking about it as if it’s true, because truth doesn’t matter to the toupee’d totalitarian:

    Ironically, he’s actually trying to use the fake quote in order to mark Cruz as a liar.

    This was tweeted about five hours ago, and deleted:
    http://therightscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/trump_coburn_tweet.jpg
    But he’s STILL talking about it at the rallies!!! Unbelievable.

    That’s a perfect Trump tactic – accuse someone loudly of something you’re doing, and hope you can shout them out. And the idiot press is too afraid to call him on it.
    Read more: http://therightscoop.com/trump-still-lying-about-a-fabricated-quote-to-smear-ted-cruz-hours-after-being-caught-on-it/

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    Trump STILL LYING about a fabricated quote to smear Ted Cruz HOURS after being caught on it!! http://therightscoop.com/trump-still-lying-about-a-fabricated-quote-to-smear-ted-cruz-hours-after-being-caught-on-it/

    Trump STILL LYING about a fabricated quote to smear Ted Cruz HOURS after being caught on it!!
    Today the Trump campaign just made up a quote supposedly from Senator Coburn calling Cruz a terrible liar. Plenty of people called him on it immediately and it’s been hours since they’ve been made aware that the quote is made up.

    And yet Trump is still talking about it as if it’s true, because truth doesn’t matter to the toupee’d totalitarian:

    Ironically, he’s actually trying to use the fake quote in order to mark Cruz as a liar.

    This was tweeted about five hours ago, and deleted:
    http://therightscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/trump_coburn_tweet.jpg
    But he’s STILL talking about it at the rallies!!! Unbelievable.

    That’s a perfect Trump tactic – accuse someone loudly of something you’re doing, and hope you can shout them out. And the idiot press is too afraid to call him on it.
    Read more: http://therightscoop.com/trump-still-lying-about-a-fabricated-quote-to-smear-ted-cruz-hours-after-being-caught-on-it/

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    Ted Cruz Was Talking About Building a Wall Before Trump Even Announced His Candidacy
    In tonight’s debate, Ted Cruz summarized his immigration plan, and began it by saying: “We’re going to build a wall.” Donald Trump got some laffs by lifting up his arms as if to say: “Like I’ve been saying.”

    But Ted Cruz talked about building a wall before Donald Trump even announced his candidacy.

    On March 27, 2015, Shikha Dalmia from Reason.com wrote in The Week that Ted Cruz wanted to build a wall on the border:

    Cruz wants to establish “100 percent operational control” of America’s southern border by completing a double-layer fence on the entire 2,000 miles, tripling the size of the border patrol, and quadrupling the number of helicopters and cameras.

    Dalmia was critical of Cruz:

    What’s ironic about Cruz’s crusade to build a wall between two free — and friendly — people, divert billions of taxpayer dollars to militarize the border, and abrogate the civil rights of Americans is that he is doing so while vowing to “stand for liberty.”

    But the thing to note about the story was the date: March 27, 2015.

    Trump didn’t even announce his run until nearly three months later, on June 16, 2015.

    Trump spent a lot of time in recent weeks whining that Cruz stole his “build a wall” idea. But, aside from the fact that people have talked about building a wall forever, the fact remains: Ted Cruz was talking about it weeks before Donald Trump announced his presidential run.
    http://patterico.com/2016/02/06/ted-cruz-was-talking-about-building-a-wall-before-trump-even-announced-his-candidacy/

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    Stephen Moderates An All-Trump Debate
    https://youtu.be/WpKiP_gmDS8

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    Trump Says ‘Very Secret Papers’ May Show ‘Who Really’ Knocked Down World Trade Center http://www.weaselzippers.us/257331-trump-says-very-secret-papers-may-show-who-really-knocked-down-world-trade-center/ via @WeaselZippers

    Trump Says ‘Very Secret Papers’ May Show ‘The Saudis’ Knocked Down World Trade Center | Mediaite http://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-says-very-secret-papers-may-show-the-saudis-knocked-down-world-trade-center/

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    #Trump

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    “Understand one thing……You can make laws against weapons but they will be observed only by those who don’t intend to use them anyway. The lawless can always smuggle or steal, or even make a gun. By refusing to wear a gun you allow the criminal to operate with impunity.” – Louis L’Amour

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    “There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup
    of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself.
    There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain.”

    “But while he was thinking that he’d get uneared benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. Heforgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum andbeggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to anicebox like his own.”

    “That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”
    Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    “Understand one thing……You can make laws against weapons but they will be observed only by those who don’t intend to use them anyway. The lawless can always smuggle or steal, or even make a gun. By refusing to wear a gun you allow the criminal to operate with impunity.” – Louis L’Amour

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    Trump mistakes himself for Dem candidate
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfX5WB2hGX0
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    Trump Mistakenly Thinks Description Of Sanders Is About Himself (VIDEO)
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-bernie-sanders-msnbc

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    “Understand one thing……You can make laws against weapons but they will be observed only by those who don’t intend to use them anyway. The lawless can always smuggle or steal, or even make a gun. By refusing to wear a gun you allow the criminal to operate with impunity.” – Louis L’Amour

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    Donald Trump says he’s ‘very similar’ to Bernie Sanders http://theweek.com/speedreads/606692/donald-trump-says-hes-similar-bernie-sanders via @TheWeek

    Donald Trump says he’s ‘very similar’ to Bernie Sanders
    Donald Trump got tripped up by a description of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at a Wednesday night town hall in Charleston, South Carolina when he mistook the Democratic presidential candidate’s defining traits for his own.

    “The candidate is considered a political outsider by all the pundits. He’s tapping into the anger of the voters, delivers a populist message. He believes everyone in the country should have healthcare,” Mika Brzezinski, moderator and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said to Trump. “He advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes. He’s drawing thousands of people at his rallies and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process, and he’s not beholden to any super PAC. Who am I describing?”

    “Or of any special interests or any donors,” Trump added. “You’re describing Donald Trump.”

    “Actually,” Brzezinski replied, “I was describing Bernie Sanders.”

    “Oh, that’s good,” Trump replied, before conceding that he and Sanders actually do have some things in common. “There’s one thing we’re very similar on: He knows that our country is being ripped off big-league — big-league — on trade.”

    Trump was quick to emphasize the differences between him and the socialist senator, however. “The problem is he can’t do anything about it,” Trump said. “He doesn’t understand what’s happening.”
    http://theweek.com/speedreads/606692/donald-trump-says-hes-similar-bernie-sanders


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    Trump mistakes himself for Dem candidate
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfX5WB2hGX0
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    Trump mistakes himself for Dem candidate https://youtu.be/hfX5WB2hGX0 via @YouTube

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    “Understand one thing……You can make laws against weapons but they will be observed only by those who don’t intend to use them anyway. The lawless can always smuggle or steal, or even make a gun. By refusing to wear a gun you allow the criminal to operate with impunity.” – Louis L’Amour

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    “Understand one thing……You can make laws against weapons but they will be observed only by those who don’t intend to use them anyway. The lawless can always smuggle or steal, or even make a gun. By refusing to wear a gun you allow the criminal to operate with impunity.” – Louis L’Amour

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    #Flashback
    What Bill Whittle Loves About Donald Trump https://shar.es/14UART via @sharethis

    #Flashback
    The Donald: What Bill Whittle Loves About Donald Trump…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RW4R3N8Ju8

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    “Understand one thing……You can make laws against weapons but they will be observed only by those who don’t intend to use them anyway. The lawless can always smuggle or steal, or even make a gun. By refusing to wear a gun you allow the criminal to operate with impunity.” – Louis L’Amour

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    “It is indeed a singular thing that people wish to pass laws to nullify the disagreeable consequences that the law of responsibility entails. Will they never realize that they do not eliminate these consequences but merely pass them along to other people? The result is one injustice the more and one moral the less.” – Frederic Bastiat

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    In 2002, Trump Said He Supported Iraq Invasion http://www.weaselzippers.us/257546-in-2002-trump-said-he-supported-iraq-invasion/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Donald Trump’s Lead in South Carolina Narrows as Conservatives Turn to Ted Cruz, Poll Finds
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-lead-in-south-carolina-narrows-as-conservatives-turn-to-ted-cruz-poll-finds-1455879601

    Donald Trump’s Lead in South Carolina Narrows as Conservatives Turn to Ted Cruz, Poll Finds
    Among Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton maintains a wide lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders

    Donald Trump’s lead in South Carolina has narrowed ahead of Saturday’s primary, as many of the party’s most conservative voters turn instead to Sen. Ted Cruz, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll finds.

    The poll found that support for Mr. Trump dropped to 28% among likely Republican voters in South Carolina, down 8 points from January, while support for Mr. Cruz rose slightly to 23%. What had been a 16-point lead for Mr. Trump is now 5 points.

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz responds to Donald Trump’s lawsuit threat and questions about his citizenship at the GOP town hall in Greenville, S.C. Photo: Getty

    The rest of the GOP field remained bunched at a distance from the top two contenders: Sen. Marco Rubio drew 15%; former Gov. Jeb Bush had 13%; and Gov. John Kasich and Ben Carson each had 9%.

    One question heading into Saturday’s voting is whether the primary will establish a clear front-runner among the field’s centrist, establishment-friendly candidates. But the close showings by Messrs. Rubio and Bush in the poll suggest that South Carolina voters could leave it to a future contest to winnow the field.
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-lead-in-south-carolina-narrows-as-conservatives-turn-to-ted-cruz-poll-finds-1455879601

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    NEW South Carolina Poll has Trump CAVING and Cruz SURGING http://therightscoop.com/new-south-carolina-poll-has-trump-caving-and-cruz-surging/

    Donald Trump’s Lead Slashed in South Carolina: Poll http://nbcnews.to/1PKpafH via @nbcnews

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    In 2002, Trump Said He Supported Iraq Invasion http://www.weaselzippers.us/257546-in-2002-trump-said-he-supported-iraq-invasion/ via @WeaselZippers

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    NEW South Carolina Poll has Trump CAVING and Cruz SURGING http://therightscoop.com/new-south-carolina-poll-has-trump-caving-and-cruz-surging/

    Donald Trump’s Lead Slashed in South Carolina: Poll http://nbcnews.to/1PKpafH via @nbcnews

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    Donald Trump really said this: I like the Obamacare MANDATE http://therightscoop.com/donald-trump-really-said-this-i-like-the-obamacare-mandate/

    Donald Trump really said this: I like the Obamacare MANDATE
    Donald Trump was on CNN tonight and told Anderson Cooper, when asked about the Obamacare mandate, that he liked the mandate. Really, he said that.

    Watch:
    https://youtu.be/oIozz7lgUz0
    Here’s the question in case you missed it:
    http://therightscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/trump_mandate_obamacare.jpg
    After he said he likes the mandate he goes into how he doesn’t want people dying on the streets and so forth. You can listen to his full answer below, but tell me, how is forcing people to buy health insurance conservative? He says he’s conservative, yet he’s for a mandate? C’mon, that’s about as anti-freedom as you get.
    http://therightscoop.com/donald-trump-really-said-this-i-like-the-obamacare-mandate/

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    Conservatives Must Not Squander This Opportunity | Human Events http://humanevents.com/2016/02/19/conservatives-must-not-squander-this-opportunity/

    Conservatives Must Not Squander This Opportunity
    As a supporter of Ted Cruz I have had many supporters of other candidates tell me that he would not be electable in the general election. I disagree.

    Yet I have seen polls showing that Cruz is the most well-liked candidate among Republican voters, so you can’t always rely on anecdotal evidence — or expert commentary. The reason is that we all have a tendency to project our own feelings on to the general population.

    How could Cruz get legislation through Congress if so many of his Senate colleagues don’t like him now, ask the critics. We can’t afford any more gridlock.

    Well, one reason Cruz is unpopular among many of his colleagues is that he honored his campaign promises to stand up to President Obama and resist his wasteful, unreasonable budgets. Establishment members of Congress and pundits have preemptively declared defeat before each budget discussion. Their cookie-cutter analysis concluded that no matter how outrageous Obama’s demands, Republicans would lose the PR battle because they are perceived as the party of less government.
    [..]
    Concerning electability, Cruz, in a general election campaign, would articulate conservatism with a flair we haven’t seen in a presidential campaign since Ronald Reagan. I have always believed that if conservative ideas are clearly and unapologetically communicated they will energize the base and attract millions of others. These are positive, optimistic, and contagious ideas that for decades haven’t been presented clearly, without dilution, and with utterly authentic conviction.

    Ted Cruz believes he can reignite the old Reagan coalition and lead us to victory. I firmly believe it too. And if he wins with such an unambiguous message, he will have the clearest of mandates to pursue his agenda with a Congress elected along with him.

    Republicans and conservatives must not overreact and throw the hay out with the pitchforks, when we can have the real deal with Ted Cruz, who will steer America back on the right course, first reversing Obama’s destructive agenda and then implementing conservative principles to restore America’s glory.

    This really isn’t that complicated. Cruz is the conservative candidate conservatives have longed for, and it would be tragic if we squander what could be our last opportunity.
    http://humanevents.com/2016/02/19/conservatives-must-not-squander-this-opportunity/

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    Donald Trump really said this: I like the Obamacare MANDATE http://therightscoop.com/donald-trump-really-said-this-i-like-the-obamacare-mandate/

    Donald Trump really said this: I like the Obamacare MANDATE
    Donald Trump was on CNN tonight and told Anderson Cooper, when asked about the Obamacare mandate, that he liked the mandate. Really, he said that.

    Watch:
    https://youtu.be/oIozz7lgUz0
    Here’s the question in case you missed it:
    http://therightscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/trump_mandate_obamacare.jpg
    After he said he likes the mandate he goes into how he doesn’t want people dying on the streets and so forth. You can listen to his full answer below, but tell me, how is forcing people to buy health insurance conservative? He says he’s conservative, yet he’s for a mandate? C’mon, that’s about as anti-freedom as you get.
    http://therightscoop.com/donald-trump-really-said-this-i-like-the-obamacare-mandate/

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    Conservatives Must Not Squander This Opportunity | Human Events http://humanevents.com/2016/02/19/conservatives-must-not-squander-this-opportunity/

    Conservatives Must Not Squander This Opportunity
    As a supporter of Ted Cruz I have had many supporters of other candidates tell me that he would not be electable in the general election. I disagree.

    Yet I have seen polls showing that Cruz is the most well-liked candidate among Republican voters, so you can’t always rely on anecdotal evidence — or expert commentary. The reason is that we all have a tendency to project our own feelings on to the general population.

    How could Cruz get legislation through Congress if so many of his Senate colleagues don’t like him now, ask the critics. We can’t afford any more gridlock.

    Well, one reason Cruz is unpopular among many of his colleagues is that he honored his campaign promises to stand up to President Obama and resist his wasteful, unreasonable budgets. Establishment members of Congress and pundits have preemptively declared defeat before each budget discussion. Their cookie-cutter analysis concluded that no matter how outrageous Obama’s demands, Republicans would lose the PR battle because they are perceived as the party of less government.
    [..]
    Concerning electability, Cruz, in a general election campaign, would articulate conservatism with a flair we haven’t seen in a presidential campaign since Ronald Reagan. I have always believed that if conservative ideas are clearly and unapologetically communicated they will energize the base and attract millions of others. These are positive, optimistic, and contagious ideas that for decades haven’t been presented clearly, without dilution, and with utterly authentic conviction.

    Ted Cruz believes he can reignite the old Reagan coalition and lead us to victory. I firmly believe it too. And if he wins with such an unambiguous message, he will have the clearest of mandates to pursue his agenda with a Congress elected along with him.

    Republicans and conservatives must not overreact and throw the hay out with the pitchforks, when we can have the real deal with Ted Cruz, who will steer America back on the right course, first reversing Obama’s destructive agenda and then implementing conservative principles to restore America’s glory.

    This really isn’t that complicated. Cruz is the conservative candidate conservatives have longed for, and it would be tragic if we squander what could be our last opportunity.
    http://humanevents.com/2016/02/19/conservatives-must-not-squander-this-opportunity/

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    Donald Trump Lied About His Support Of The Second Amendment http://bearingarms.com/donald-trump-lied-support-second-amendment/

    Donald Trump Lied About His Support Of The Second Amendment
    Donald Trump can talk all he wants about his sudden conversion to being a full-throated supporter of the right to keep and bear arms.
    http://cdn.bearingarms.com/uploads/2016/02/Cbb1vTIW0AAETef.jpg
    The Ted Cruz campaign released this damning list of anti-gun Democrats and committees Donald Trump has supported.

    His wallet says otherwise.
    A political ad that shows a group of children playing with a Donald Trump doll accuses the Republican presidential candidate of giving money to Democratic politicians.

    “Look! I got the Trump action figure,” a young boy announces, as the ad begins.

    “No way. That’s huge,” another boy says.

    “What does he do?” another child asks.

    “He pretends to be a Republican,” the boy holding the doll explains.

    “’I gave money to Pelosi, Reid and Anthony Weiner,’” the boy says. “‘Hey, Hillary, I’ll give you money to be my friend.’”

    The 30-second ad now airing in South Carolina was paid for by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

    Fact-checking organizations went on to deconstruct Trump’s total campaign expenditures over time, and noted that overall and since 2012, Trump has overwhelmingly contributed to Republicans.

    But that doesn’t excuse the the damning list of anti-gun Democrats that Donald Trump has funded.

    No true supporter of the Second Amendment would donate to this list of gun control vultures who has so consistently attempted to gut the Second Amendment.
    http://bearingarms.com/donald-trump-lied-support-second-amendment/

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    We Won’t Be Able to Say We Weren’t Warned https://shar.es/14Bn72 via @sharethis

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    2015 FLASHBACK: Donald J. Trump says doctors make too much money (video)
    Donald J. Trump believes in a public/private partnership regarding healthcare: Private for the people who can afford it and public for those that cannot. But aside from that, pinning down a specific proposal on Trump’s healthcare policy is difficult.

    In his 2015 book, “Crippled America,” Trump acknowledges his previous support for a single-payer system, but vaguely says “…the world has changed; I’ve changed. I don’t think a single-payer system makes sense anymore. If I did, I would say it.” He continues to say, however, that the single payer system “works incredibly well” in Scotland, doubling down on a statement he made in January of last year on Letterman (see below).
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Trump-Universal-Healthcare.jpg
    Trump Universal Healthcare proposal from 2000 via the Advocate. Trump has since changed his position.
    [..]
    Recently, many cite a “60 Minutes” interview with Scott Pelley from September of 2015, where Trump, after being prodded, explains that the government will pay for those who cannot afford health care. “I am going to take care of everybody,” Trump said. “I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.”

    Here is the relevant portion:
    https://youtu.be/TPJfKdp3bDs
    During that same 60 Minutes interview, it should be noted, Donald Trump endorses raising taxes on “some very wealthy.” As an aside, Trump’s position on taxing the wealthy more is very troubling. The “Occupy Wall Street” mentality of class warfare is incredibly bad for America and based off of the false premise that there is a finite amount of money being hoarded by the wealthy at the expense of the poor. It is a lie. Wealth is created.
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2016/02/2015-flashback-donald-j-trump-says-doctors-make-too-much-money-video/

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    Donald Trump Lied About His Support Of The Second Amendment http://bearingarms.com/donald-trump-lied-support-second-amendment/

    Donald Trump Lied About His Support Of The Second Amendment
    Donald Trump can talk all he wants about his sudden conversion to being a full-throated supporter of the right to keep and bear arms.
    http://cdn.bearingarms.com/uploads/2016/02/Cbb1vTIW0AAETef.jpg
    The Ted Cruz campaign released this damning list of anti-gun Democrats and committees Donald Trump has supported.

    His wallet says otherwise.
    A political ad that shows a group of children playing with a Donald Trump doll accuses the Republican presidential candidate of giving money to Democratic politicians.

    “Look! I got the Trump action figure,” a young boy announces, as the ad begins.

    “No way. That’s huge,” another boy says.

    “What does he do?” another child asks.

    “He pretends to be a Republican,” the boy holding the doll explains.

    “’I gave money to Pelosi, Reid and Anthony Weiner,’” the boy says. “‘Hey, Hillary, I’ll give you money to be my friend.’”

    The 30-second ad now airing in South Carolina was paid for by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

    Fact-checking organizations went on to deconstruct Trump’s total campaign expenditures over time, and noted that overall and since 2012, Trump has overwhelmingly contributed to Republicans.

    But that doesn’t excuse the the damning list of anti-gun Democrats that Donald Trump has funded.

    No true supporter of the Second Amendment would donate to this list of gun control vultures who has so consistently attempted to gut the Second Amendment.
    http://bearingarms.com/donald-trump-lied-support-second-amendment/

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    We Won’t Be Able to Say We Weren’t Warned https://shar.es/14Bn72 via @sharethis
    http://moonbattery.com/graphics/trump-chameleon.jpg

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    2015 FLASHBACK: Donald J. Trump says doctors make too much money (video)
    Donald J. Trump believes in a public/private partnership regarding healthcare: Private for the people who can afford it and public for those that cannot. But aside from that, pinning down a specific proposal on Trump’s healthcare policy is difficult.

    In his 2015 book, “Crippled America,” Trump acknowledges his previous support for a single-payer system, but vaguely says “…the world has changed; I’ve changed. I don’t think a single-payer system makes sense anymore. If I did, I would say it.” He continues to say, however, that the single payer system “works incredibly well” in Scotland, doubling down on a statement he made in January of last year on Letterman (see below).
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Trump-Universal-Healthcare.jpg
    Trump Universal Healthcare proposal from 2000 via the Advocate. Trump has since changed his position.
    [..]
    Recently, many cite a “60 Minutes” interview with Scott Pelley from September of 2015, where Trump, after being prodded, explains that the government will pay for those who cannot afford health care. “I am going to take care of everybody,” Trump said. “I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.”

    Here is the relevant portion:
    https://youtu.be/TPJfKdp3bDs
    During that same 60 Minutes interview, it should be noted, Donald Trump endorses raising taxes on “some very wealthy.” As an aside, Trump’s position on taxing the wealthy more is very troubling. The “Occupy Wall Street” mentality of class warfare is incredibly bad for America and based off of the false premise that there is a finite amount of money being hoarded by the wealthy at the expense of the poor. It is a lie. Wealth is created.
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2016/02/2015-flashback-donald-j-trump-says-doctors-make-too-much-money-video/

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    New NBC Marist Poll: Cruz Within Striking Distance of The Donald in South Carolina https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/02/19/new-nbcmarist-poll-cruz-within-striking-distance-of-the-donald-in-south-carolina/ #Trending via @pjmedia_com

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    Trump On Obamacare: ‘I Like The Mandate’ http://www.weaselzippers.us/257635-trump-on-obamacare-i-like-the-mandate/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Trump in 2002: “I guess” I’d invade Iraq – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/19/trump-in-2002-i-guess-id-invade-iraq/

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    New NBC Marist Poll: Cruz Within Striking Distance of The Donald in South Carolina https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/02/19/new-nbcmarist-poll-cruz-within-striking-distance-of-the-donald-in-south-carolina/ #Trending via @pjmedia_com

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    Trump On Obamacare: ‘I Like The Mandate’ http://www.weaselzippers.us/257635-trump-on-obamacare-i-like-the-mandate/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Trump in 2002: “I guess” I’d invade Iraq – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/19/trump-in-2002-i-guess-id-invade-iraq/

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    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” W. C. Fields

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    #Donald Changing:
    TRUMP: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to” http://therightscoop.com/trump-im-very-capable-of-changing-to-anything-i-want-to-change-to/

    WATCH: Ted Cruz releases BRUTAL new ad hitting The Donald right in his Trumpertantrum!!! http://therightscoop.com/watch-ted-cruz-releases-brutal-new-ad-hitting-the-donald-right-in-his-trumpertantrum/

    Trump: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to” « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/11/trump-im-very-capable-of-changing-to-anything-i-want-to-change-to/ via @hotairblog

    TRUMP: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEEklMX111E

    Donald Trump: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M78Tt40zXU

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    Trump: “I can change into anything anytime I want to”
    https://joeforamerica.com/2016/02/trump-i-can-change-into-anything-anytime-i-want-to/

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    “Collectivism doesn’t work because it’s based on a faulty economic
    premise. There is no such thing as a person’s “fair share” of wealth.
    The gross national product is not a pizza that must be carefully divided
    because if I get too many slices, you have to eat the box. The economy
    is expandable and, in any practical sense, limitless.” – P.J. O’Rourke

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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    #Trump

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2016/01/your-handy-dandy-trump-vs-cruz.html

    Your handy, dandy Trump vs. Cruz comparison chart! [UPDATED]
    Newly updated and presented without comment for your consideration.

    Simply click each policy or issue to read the back-story.
    Policy or Issue Trump Cruz
    In 2013, supported Amnesty for all 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. Yes No
    In 2000, supported an Assault Weapons Ban Yes No
    In 2015, supported “touchback” Amnesty for every illegal alien in the U.S. Yes No
    In 2000, supported Partial-Birth Abortion Yes No
    In 2015, lied to gun media about his past support for an Assault Weapons Ban Yes No
    Supports seizure of private property by the government using Eminent Domain (Kelo) Yes No
    Despite signing a pledge to the contrary, continues to threaten a 3rd party run Yes No
    Blames George W. Bush for the 9/11 attacks Yes No
    Claims George W. Bush lied us into the Iraq War Yes No
    Praised by Code Pink for spewing left wing conspiracy theories in a GOP debate Yes No
    Supports Mitch McConnell’s habitual lies to constituents and fellow GOP Senators Yes No
    Currently courting and being courted by GOP establishment Yes No
    Currently supports crony capitalism: billions in taxpayer ethanol subsidies Yes No
    In 2000, supported Extended Waiting Periods to Acquire Firearms Yes No
    Amount of debt owed to bankers Many billions $1 million
    Amount donated to the bogus Clinton “Foundation” $100,000 0
    Spends virtually every waking moment on social media Yes No
    Has registered as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Republican and “No Party” Yes No
    Has personally insulted nearly every potential running mate Yes No
    Endorsed by GOPe icon Bob Dole, who thought Ronald Reagan was “too fringe” Yes No
    Number of bankruptcies declared by firms he led 4 0
    Amount of debt defaulted on $4.7 billion $0.00
    Number of times married 3 1
    Number of “birther” conspiracy theories circulated 2 0
    Praised/endorsed Communist for Mayor of New York Yes No
    Appears to shift his position on important issues literally overnight ? No
    A guy so stable, sober and poised that you want his finger on the button ? Yep

    As I’ve said repeatedly:

    I would vote for Donald Trump over the Democrat nominee in the event he is the GOP candidate. Because I would vote for a Sesame Street character over the Democrat. But remember: you will get what you pay for.
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2016/01/your-handy-dandy-trump-vs-cruz.html

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump changed political parties at least five times: report http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/16/donald-trump-changed-political-parties-at-least-fi/

    Donald Trump (NY-R-I-D-R-NP-R) Has Twice Dumped The GOP, But Remains A Republican At Press Time
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/donald-trump/donald-trump-voter-history-567920

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    #Trump
    Is Donald Trump A ‘Common Sense Conservative,’ Or Just Mostly Liberal? http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/is-donald-trump-a-common-sense-conservative-or-just-mostly-liberal/ via @IBDeditorials

    Is Donald Trump A ‘Common Sense Conservative,’ Or Just Mostly Liberal?
    Ideology: Donald Trump now calls himself a “common sense conservative.” What does that mean? Based on positions he’s taken so far, it appears that “common sense conservative” means siding with liberals like Bernie Sanders on a number of issues.

    Here’s a rundown of his positions on the ideological spectrum:
    Conservative

    Border security. Trump wooed conservatives right out of the gate by making immigration a central issue of his campaign. Polling shows that it is still the driving force of his support among Republicans.

    Tax Cuts. After reviewing Trump’s tax plan, which included lowering the top income and capital gains tax rates, cutting the corporate tax to 15% and eliminating the estate tax, IBD concluded that “there’s a surprising amount of sensible tax policy changes recommended in Donald Trump’s tax reform plan.” But we dinged him on not supporting a flat tax, and promising to remove millions more from the tax rolls.

    Guns. Trump has staked out a decidedly pro-gun rights position, including nationwide reciprocity on concealed carry, the end of weapons and magazine bans, restoring the rights of military members to carry on base, and a moratorium on the expansion of background checks.

    Education. Trump has vowed to end Common Core, as have many other conservatives, including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
    Mixed Bag

    Military. Trump claims to be the most conservative on the military, but he has also said he won’t add money to the defense budget. At a rally in New Hampshire, Trump said “we can build up our military and build it bigger, better and stronger than ever before, and we won’t spend any more money.” Trump says he can do this because “we’re going to negotiate prices … and it’s not going to be political.” There’s no doubt much waste in the Pentagon budget, but conservatives have been arguing that it’s being starved for funds, and have called for increasing spending.

    Vets. Trump says he will take care of the nation’s vets, but so does every other politician.

    Liberal

    Entitlements. In November, Trump slammed Republicans who have proposed to reform Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid. “They’re gonna cut Social Security. They’re gonna cut Medicare. They’re gonna cut Medicaid. I’m the one saying I’m not gonna do that.” Here’s what Hillary Clinton has said: “I will also defend Social Security and Medicare from the efforts of the Republicans to privatize both of them.”

    Trade. Trump hasn’t been shy about saying that he “very much agrees” with Bernie Sanders on trade. The only difference, Trump says, is “I can do something about it.”

    Health care. At a New Hampshire campaign event, Trump said he’d let the government negotiate drug prices in Medicare. This has been a long-standing goal of liberals ever since the Part D program started — and something both Clinton and Sanders have promised. Created during the Bush administration, the Part D drug benefit relies on competing health plans, who themselves negotiate discounts with drug makers to keep premiums down.

    Iraq War. Trump has been claiming that Bush knew there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and lied to the American people about it. Not even Bernie Sanders has gone so far as to propagate this wildly untrue claim.

    Eminent domain. Trump has long supported eminent domain to seize private property for other private uses, which has drawn the ire of conservatives. Trump said he agreed “100%” with the Supreme Court’s 2005 Kelo ruling, in which liberals on the court decided in favor of such seizures.

    Trump does have a history of changing his views on issues, sometimes dramatically. So it’s certainly within the realm of possibility that he will move to the right on these issues, as he has on others. But that’s a pretty big gamble for conservatives supporting Trump to make.

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    “You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean
    and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must be his spirit.”
    Demosthenes, Third Olynthiac

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    #Trump
    Trump hails torture, mass killings with ‘pigs blood’ ammo in SC
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/trump-hails-torture-mass-killings-pigs-blood-ammo-sc

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    Arms in the hands of citizens (may) be used at individual discretion…in private self defense… – John Adams

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    “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

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    Arms in the hands of citizens (may) be used at individual discretion…in private self defense… – John Adams

    #Trump

    Trump Calls For A Boycott On Apple Until They Agree To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone http://www.weaselzippers.us/257707-trump-calls-for-a-boycott-on-apple-until-they-agree-to-unlock-san-bernardino-shooters-phone/ via @WeaselZippers

    iPads used to sell merchandise spotted at Trump rally in S.C. http://twitchy.com/2016/02/19/so-much-for-the-boycott-ipads-used-to-sell-merchandise-spotted-at-trump-rally-in-s-c/

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    #Trump

    Trump Calls For A Boycott On Apple Until They Agree To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone http://www.weaselzippers.us/257707-trump-calls-for-a-boycott-on-apple-until-they-agree-to-unlock-san-bernardino-shooters-phone/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump In June 2015: ‘Confederate Flag Belongs In A Museum’ http://www.weaselzippers.us/257743-donald-trump-in-june-2015-confederate-flag-belongs-in-a-museum/ via @WeaselZippers

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    “Collectivism doesn’t work because it’s based on a faulty economic
    premise. There is no such thing as a person’s “fair share” of wealth.
    The gross national product is not a pizza that must be carefully divided
    because if I get too many slices, you have to eat the box. The economy
    is expandable and, in any practical sense, limitless.” – P.J. O’Rourke

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    Robert Reich Endorses Ted Cruz – Power Line http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/02/robert-reich-endorses-ted-cruz.php via @powerlineus

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    4 Reasons Why Cruz Is An Enemy of the State https://shar.es/14L7OL via @sharethis

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    Trump Questions Rubio’s Eligibility http://www.weaselzippers.us/257978-trump-questions-rubios-eligibility/ via @WeaselZippers

    Trump Said In January He Had No Question About Rubio’s Eligibility http://www.weaselzippers.us/258195-trump-said-in-january-he-had-no-question-about-rubios-eligibility/ via @WeaselZippers

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    Why Socialized Health Care Is Unjust – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/19/why-socialized-health-care-is-unjust/ via @FDRLST

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    How I Came To My Opinion On Donald Trump | Dana Loesch Radio http://danaloeschradio.com/how-i-came-to-my-opinion-on-donald-trump

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    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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    Trumpism Corrupts
    For the last eight months, the sophisticated view of Trump and Trumpism has gone something like this: Donald Trump may be a huckster, but he has done a service to the Republican party by bringing new, nontraditional voters into the tent. He has shown his fellow candidates that they can flatly reject the demands of political correctness and need not drop into turtle-guard whenever the New York Times takes a shot at them. And while Trump the man is not presidential material, Trumpism — that is, the collection of populist and nationalist concerns that have become wrapped up in the man’s campaign — is potentially very helpful. Over the last 16 years, the Republican party has been largely ineffectual, both in power and in opposition. It has been hostage to a donor class that is almost completely at odds with Republican voters.

    Trumpism, in other words, looked like a political movement that could — and possibly even should — be incorporated into the GOP.

    There is some truth to much of this. But it turns out that Trumpism has corrosive effects, too. Witness how it has corrupted people in its orbit.

    Nine months ago, if you had asked Sarah Palin, Scott Brown, Jerry Falwell Jr., or Ann Coulter whether they would endorse a figure who takes the Code Pink, Michael Moore, MoveOn.org view of Iraq (“Bush lied, people died”), one suspects they all would have recoiled at the prospect. Yet in the hours after Trump insisted that George W. Bush intentionally lied the country into war, not one of the major figures who have endorsed him was willing to contradict his claim.
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/trumpism-corrupts/article/2001153

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    “You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean
    and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must be his spirit.”
    Demosthenes, Third Olynthiac

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    “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

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    Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

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    “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy
    without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to
    do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.“
    Ronald Reagan

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    “If the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the
    whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme
    Court,” wrote Abraham Lincoln, “the people will have ceased to be their
    own rulers.”

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    Trump: ‘I Really Don’t Even Know What I Mean, Because That Was a Long Time Ago’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-i-really-dont-even-know-what-i-mean-because-was-long-time-ago

    Trump: ‘I Really Don’t Even Know What I Mean, Because That Was a Long Time Ago’
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview with shock jock Howard Stern on Sept. 11, 2002 — six months before President George W. Bush launched his war to topple Saddam Hussein — Donald Trump was asked if he supported invading Iraq.

    “Yeah, I guess so,” Trump replied. “You know, I wish it was — I wish the first time it was done correctly,” Trump said.

    On Sunday, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Trump about the second part of the quote — about the war being “done correctly” the first time.

    “Well, what I mean by that is it almost shouldn’t have been done and, you know, I really don’t even know what I mean, because that was a long time ago and who knows what was in my head?
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-i-really-dont-even-know-what-i-mean-because-was-long-time-ago

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    Oh, by the way: Just four percent of all Super PAC spending has targeted Trump – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/22/oh-by-the-way-just-four-percent-of-all-gop-super-pac-spending-has-targeted-trump/

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    MUST WATCH: Major leftist DEMOCRAT makes the Conservative case for Ted Cruz http://therightscoop.com/must-watch-major-leftist-democrat-makes-the-conservative-case-for-ted-cruz/

    Video: Robert Reich Endorses Cruz
    http://patterico.com/2016/02/20/video-robert-reich-endorses-cruz/
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    Robert B. Reichhhh Produces the Best Campaign Ad Ted Cruz Could Wish For
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/02/22/robert_b_reichhhh_produces_the_best_campaign_ad_ted_cruz_could_wish_for

    Robert B. Reichhhh Produces the Best Campaign Ad Ted Cruz Could Wish For
    REICH: Four Reasons Ted Cruz is Even More Dangerous than Donald Trump — Cruz is more fanatical.
    Sure, Trump is a bully and bigot, but he doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line.

    Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd Amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns.
    He doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of Obamacare, and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution. Cruz is a true believer.

    Trump has no firm principles except making money, getting attention, and gaining power.

    But Cruz has spent much of his life embracing radical right economic and political views.
    Number three, Cruz is more disciplined and strategic.
    Trump is all over the place, often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind.
    Cruz hews to a clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. He plays the long game, as he’s shown in Iowa.
    And, fourth and finally, Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions.
    Trump has spent his career using the federal government and making friends with big shots. Not Cruz. He’s repeatedly led Republicans toward fiscal cliffs. In the fall of 2013, his opposition to Obamacare led in a significant way to the shutdown of the federal government. Both men would be disasters for America, but Ted Cruz would be the larger disaster.

    Anyway, we’ve broken that up into the four reasons why Cruz will be an absolute disaster. Trump? Ah, Trump’s a joke. Ah, Trump, we can work with. Trump doesn’t care. At the end of the day Trump just wants to be famous. He wants to be famous, he wants to hang with big shots, we can give him that. But this Cruz guy, now, Cruz, that’s somebody that would give us real problems. That’s what Reichhhh is saying.
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/02/22/robert_b_reichhhh_produces_the_best_campaign_ad_ted_cruz_could_wish_for

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    Hot Mic Captures Trump Asking ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts For No ‘Too Hard’ Questions (AUDIO)
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/morning-joe-hot-mic-trump-conversation

    Hot Mic Captures Trump Asking ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts For No ‘Too Hard’ Questions (AUDIO)
    UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. The co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” chatted with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about everything from his golfing excursions to his debate performance during commercial breaks while filming a town hall last week, according to audio obtained by comedian and radio host Harry Shearer.

    Shearer said Sunday on his radio program that the audio was obtained by his staff members for an ongoing “Found Objects” segment. In the clip, host Mika Brzezinski can be heard talking about which questions she should ask Trump. It’s not clear from the audio to whom she is directing her question.

    “You don’t want me to do the ones—with deportation?” Brzezinski said.

    After some cross-talk, co-host Joe Scarborough said, “We really have to get you some questions.”

    “That’s right, nothing too hard Mika,” Trump interjected.

    “Okay,” Brzezinski said.

    Trump also can be heard on the audio calling former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) “weak” and talking about his golfing excursions. At one point, Brzezinski refers to a Trump rally during which he brought participants up on stage as a “wow moment.”

    The “Morning Joe” hosts have been criticized in recent days for appearing to be too cozy with Trump, a characterization that both the network and Scarborough have strongly contested.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/morning-joe-hot-mic-trump-conversation

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    Trumpertantrum in FITS again over Ted Cruz on Twitter http://therightscoop.com/trumpertantrum-in-fits-again-over-ted-cruz-on-twitter/

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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    Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

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    @realDonaldTrump Might Just Regret this Answer About His Past Support for Iraq War http://injo.com//2016/02/543007-the-8-words-donald-trump-just-said-about-iraq-war-should-haunt-him-rest-of-his-campaign/ via @injo
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    Is Donald Trump changing his position on federal land control? http://twitchy.com/2016/02/23/donald-trump-on-federal-control-of-public-land-its-not-a-subject-i-know-anything-about/

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    “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy
    without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to
    do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.“
    Ronald Reagan

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    Donald Trump likens Ted Cruz to a ‘soft, weak little baby’ http://twitchy.com/2016/02/23/donald-trump-likens-ted-cruz-to-a-soft-weak-little-baby/

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    “If the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the
    whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme
    Court,” wrote Abraham Lincoln, “the people will have ceased to be their
    own rulers.”

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    With GOP nomination looming, Trump slated to take witness stand in fraud trial https://www.yahoo.com/politics/with-gop-nomination-looming-trump-slated-to-take-191550876.html?

    With GOP nomination looming, Trump slated to take witness stand in fraud trial

    Here’s a part of the political calendar that nobody in the Republican Party seems to have noticed: This spring, just as the GOP nomination battle enters its final phase, frontrunner Donald Trump could be forced to take time out for some unwanted personal business: He’s due to take the witness stand in a federal courtroom in San Diego, where he is being accused of running a financial fraud.

    In court filings last Friday, lawyers for both sides in a long-running civil lawsuit over the now defunct Trump University named Trump on their witness lists. That makes it all but certain that the reality-show star and international businessman will be forced to be grilled under oath over allegations in the lawsuit that he engaged in deceptive trade practices and scammed thousands of students who enrolled in his “university” courses in response to promises he would make them rich in the real estate market.

    Although the case has been winding its way through the courts for the past five years — and Trump has denied all wrongdoing — the final pretrial conference is now slated for May 6, according to the latest pleadings in the case. No trial date has been set, but the judge has indicated his interest in moving the case forward, the pleadings show.

    “This is pretty amazing,” said Scott Reed, a veteran Republican Party consultant, about Trump’s upcoming due date in federal court. “Usually, you clean this stuff up before you run for president.”
    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/with-gop-nomination-looming-trump-slated-to-take-191550876.html?

    Trump Soon to Be Hauled Into Court for Fraud Over Trump University https://shar.es/1CrjDG via @sharethis

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    Dear Trump Fan, So You Want Someone To ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go. http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/dear-trump-fan-so-you-want-someone-to-tell-it-like-it-is-ok-here-you-go/?

    Dear Trump Fan, So You Want Someone To ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go.
    Dear Donald Trump Fan,

    I’m going to tell you the truth, friend.

    You say you want the truth. You say you want someone who speaks boldly and brashly and bluntly and “tells it like it is” and so on. According to exit polls in South Carolina, voters who want a president who “tells it like it is” are an essential demographic for Trump, just as they’re an essential demographic for Judge Judy and Dr. Phil. You say you want abrupt and matter-of-fact honesty, and you want it so much, you’ll make a man president for it regardless of whether he defies every principle and value you claim to hold.

    Personally, I think you’re lying, and I’m going to test my theory. In fact, I believe I’ve already proven my theory because you’re now offended that I called you a liar. But Trump has called half of the Earth’s population a liar at some point over the past seven months, and you loved every second of it. You said you loved it not out of cruelty or spite, but out of admiration for a man who’s willing to call people liars — even if he’s lying when he does it.

    Yet here I am employing the same tactic — accurately, I might add — and you recoil indignantly. Over the course of this campaign season I’ve said many harsh words about you and your leader, all of which I stand by, but you’ve never respected my harsh words, or the harsh words of any Trump critic. Indeed, you insist that our tough criticism of you only vindicates your support of Trump, while Trump’s vulgar and dishonest criticism of everyone else also vindicates your support of Trump. You’re tired of people being critical, but you love Trump because he’s critical. You say you like Trump for his style, but you hate his style when it’s directed at him or you.

    You say you want someone who’s politically incorrect. You’re so desperate for political incorrectness — a supremely ridiculous reason to vote a guy into the Oval Office, but never mind — that your esteem for him only grows when he belittles the disabled, mocks American prisoners of war, calls women dogs, calls his opponents p*ssies, calls for the assassination of women and children, says he’d like to have sex with his daughter, brags about his adultery, etc.

    You’re excited by the most vile statements and most cretinous behavior imaginable — not remotely deterred by any of it, no matter how many times he gloats over infidelity, curses his opponents, and publicly ogles his own children — because, you say, it’s politically incorrect. That is how unfathomably desperate you are for someone to come along and just say what’s on their mind, you claim.

    By your logic, then, you should be filled with an immense and irresistible affection for me when I call Donald Trump a crooked, underhanded con artist and you a reckless, ignorant dupe. You should fall madly in love with me when I accuse Donald Trump of being a spoiled, overgrown brat and you of being a cultish groupie enamored with fame. You should well up with pride and salute me as I mention that Donald Trump is a stuffed, soiled diaper sagging in the pants of American politics and you’re the poor, pitiful sap trying to elect it president. You don’t have to agree, but man, isn’t it refreshing that I’m willing to tell you what’s on my mind? Shouldn’t you leave a thousand comments under this article praising me for being politically incorrect, willing to attack not only Donald Trump but his blue collar supporters? In fact, if you’re sincere in your alleged regard for the bold and audacious approach, I expect you’ll have launched a nationwide write-in campaign for me by tomorrow morning.
    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/dear-trump-fan-so-you-want-someone-to-tell-it-like-it-is-ok-here-you-go/

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    TED CRUZ: “If Trump became president NOBODY knows what the heck he would do!” – [VIDEO] http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-if-trump-became-president-nobody-knows-what-the-heck-he-would-do-video/

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    One Leading Candidate Is Under FBI Investigation For Mishandling Classified Info; The Other Is Under Investigation For Fraud… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258359-one-leading-candidate-is-under-fbi-investigation-for-mishandling-classified-info-the-other-is-under-investigation-for-fraud/ via @WeaselZippers

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    Trump Campaign Claims Endorsement Of Col. Allen West, But West Says It’s Untrue And ‘Not Cool’ http://www.weaselzippers.us/258386-trump-campaign-claims-endorsement-of-col-allen-west-but-west-says-its-untrue-and-not-cool/ via @WeaselZippers

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    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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    Why President Trump Would Be A Bigger Disaster Than Hillary – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/23/why-president-trump-would-be-a-bigger-disaster-than-hillary/ via @FDRLST

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    Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

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    “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy
    without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to
    do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.“
    Ronald Reagan

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    Donald Trump Intimidates Megadonors Into Shutting Up http://www.dailywire.com/news/3656/donald-trump-intimidates-megadonors-shutting-hank-berrien

    Mega-donors shy away from fight with Trump http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/donald-trump-megadonors-219690

    Beck: Trump Supporters ‘Brownshirts’ After Trump Crashes His Rally http://www.dailywire.com/news/3659/beck-trump-supporters-brownshirts-after-trump-hank-berrien

    Cubs Owner: ‘It’s A Little Surreal When Trump Threatens Your Mom’ http://www.weaselzippers.us/258612-cubs-owner-its-a-little-surreal-when-trump-threatens-your-mom/ via @WeaselZippers

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    “Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty.” – Dr. Walter Williams

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis..

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    Can we trust Donald Trump to get rid of government run healthcare?
    https://trumpquestions.com/healthcare.aspx

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    Donald Trump Has A Truth Problem Of His Own On Iraq http://www.investors.com/politics/capital-hill/donald-trump-has-a-truth-problem-of-his-own-on-iraq/ via @IBDInvestors

    Donald Trump Has A Truth Problem Of His Own On Iraq
    For reasons unknown, but perhaps as a way to attack Jeb Bush, Donald Trump has drastically ramped up his attacks on President Bush and the war in Iraq.

    “They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none, and they knew there were none,” Trump said this week.

    He’s since backed away from that scurrilous claim. But it turns out that Trump himself has a problem with being truthful when he talks about his opposition to the war.

    In a recent debate, for example, Trump boasted that “I’m the only one on the stage that said, ‘Do not go into Iraq. Do not attack Iraq.’ Nobody else on this stage said that. And I said it loud and strong. And I was in the private sector. I wasn’t a politician, fortunately.”

    Not exactly.

    In an interview with Howard Stern on the first anniversary of 9/11, Trump said when asked directly if he would support invading Iraq: “Yeah I guess so. I wish the first time it was done correctly.”
    [..]
    But Trump’s claim that he loudly opposed the war right from the beginning has also come into question.

    “If you look at 2003, there are articles,” he said on Meet the Press. “If you look at 2004, there are articles — in fact, I saw somebody commenting on it last night, that Trump really was against the war.” Another time he claimed that “there are headlines in 2003, 2004, that I was totally against the war.” And in September, when asked about his Iraq War opposition, Trump claimed that he could “give you 25 different stories” to back it up.

    But when reporters went looking for those stories, they came up empty handed. They could only find two quotes from Trump about the war in 2003, one of which was Trump telling Fox News soon after it started that “I think the market’s going to go up like a rocket.”

    It wasn’t until more than a year after the March 2003 start of the war that Trump started opposing the war “loud and clear.”

    By then, the public had already turned against it — an ongoing Gallup poll shows that by June 2004 54% said the war was a mistake — and Democrats had decided to make opposition to the war an issue in the presidential campaign.

    It would appear, then, that Trump wasn’t leading the charge against the Iraq War so much as jumping on board the general discontent with the way it had turned out.
    http://www.investors.com/politics/capital-hill/donald-trump-has-a-truth-problem-of-his-own-on-iraq/

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    The Psychology of the Breathtakingly Stupid Mistake
    New research suggests there are three distinct types of action that bring palm to face
    In a study just published in the journal Intelligence, using search terms such as “stupid thing to do”, Balazs Aczel and his colleagues compiled a collection of stories describing stupid mistakes from sources such as The Huffington Post and TMZ. One story described a thief who broke into a house and stole a TV and later returned for the remote; another described burglars who intended to steal cell phones but instead stole GPS tracking devices that were turned on and gave police their exact location. The researchers then had a sample of university students rate each story on the responsibility of the people involved, the influence of the situation, the seriousness of the consequences, and other factors.

    Analyses of the subjects’ ratings revealed three varieties of stupid mistakes. The first is when a person’s confidence outstrips their skill, as when a Pittsburgh man robbed two banks in broad daylight without wearing a disguise, believing that lemon juice he had rubbed on his face would make him invisible to security cameras. Or, in what is widely regarded as one of the top mascot failures in history, when Wild Wing of the Anaheim Ducks caught himself on fire attempting to leap over a burning wall (cheerleaders pulled him from the flames and he returned to action later in the game, unhurt). “This story of Duck a l’Orange County is no canard. A duck could get fired for this, or at least demoted to the Rotisserie League,” the New York Times reported.

    The confidence-skill disconnect has been dubbed the Dunning-Kruger effect, after a study by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger. Dunning and Kruger had Cornell undergraduates perform tests of humor, logic, and grammar, and then rate how well they think they performed compared to other subjects in the study. The worst performing subjects, whose scores put them in the 12th percentile, estimated that they had performed in the 62nd percentile. Summarizing the findings, Dunning noted, “Poor performers—and we are all poor performers at some things—fail to see the flaws in their thinking or the answers they lack.” When we think we are at our best is sometimes when we are at our objective worst.

    As any number of political scandals illustrate, the second type of stupid mistake involves impulsive acts—when our behavior seems out of control. In the scandal that became known as Weinergate, former U.S. representative Anthony Weiner sent lewd texts and pictures of himself to women he met on Facebook. (After resigning, Weiner continued his cyber-dalliances under the nom de plume Carlos Danger, and then fell prey to the Dunning-Kruger effect when he overestimated his support in the 2013 New York City mayoral primary; he received 5% of the vote.) More recently, in Michigan, state representative Todd Courser, a Tea Party conservative, admitted to sending an anonymous email to Republican Party operatives and members of the media falsely claiming that he had been caught having sex with a male prostitute, with the aim of making expected revelations that he had an affair with fellow representative Cindy Gamrat seem like part of a smear campaign. In an audio recording of a conversation secretly made by a staff member, Courser described his self-smear strategy as a “controlled burn of me” designed to “inoculate the herd” against the as-yet-unmade allegations.

    The final variety of stupid mistake involves lapses of attention—Homer Simpsonesque D’oh moments. As arguably the best example from American sports history, in the 1929 Rose Bowl, University of California star Roy Riegels recovered a fumble and returned it 65 yards the wrong way. Riegel’s blunder set up a safety for Georgia Tech, which turned out to be the deciding factor in the game. Minnesota Viking Jim Marshall, a two-time pro-bowler and team captain, duplicated the feat in a 1964 game against the San Francisco 49ers, prompting Vikings coach Norm Van Brocklin to remark after the game, “Jim, you did the most interesting thing in this game today.” Aczel and colleagues’ analyses revealed that subjects viewed this category of stupid mistake as the least stupid.
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-psychology-of-the-breathtakingly-stupid-mistake/#

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    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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    Donald Trump wins lawsuit against state ethics commission http://nydn.us/1AnHfLS

    Trump ethics gripe against New York AG dropped http://nydn.us/1hNwifi

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    “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy
    without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to
    do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.“
    Ronald Reagan

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    Exclusive: Inside The Donald Trump Sexual Assault Lawsuit http://www.mediaite.com/online/exclusive-inside-the-donald-trump-sexual-assault-lawsuit/ via @mediaite

    Exclusive: Inside The Donald Trump Sexual Assault Lawsuit
    There has been much talk of late about Donald Trump and the law. In addition to his regular threats to sue Ted Cruz, LawNewz.com discovered Trump has been named as a plaintiff and defendant in at least 169 different federal lawsuits. Some of the cases have been resolved, a few dismissed as frivolous, others privately settled. In the context of that research, we found one that was particularly interesting, even scandalous. So we did some further digging and obtained an exclusive copy of the $125 million lawsuit filed in 1997, which had been buried deep in a federal archive warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri. The case has almost never been reported on, and the shocking allegations just seemed to suddenly vanish in an era before the widespread availability of the internet.
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/exclusive-inside-the-donald-trump-sexual-assault-lawsuit/

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    These Latino Twitter Accounts All Have Suspiciously Identical Praise of Trump http://www.mediaite.com/online/these-latino-twitter-accounts-all-have-suspiciously-identical-praise-of-trump/ via @mediaite

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    “I love the poorly educated”—Read Donald Trump’s full Nevada victory speech http://qz.com/623640 via @qz

    “I love the poorly educated”—Read Donald Trump’s full Nevada victory speech
    http://qz.com/623640/i-love-the-poorly-educated-read-donald-trumps-full-nevada-victory-speech/

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    If Cruz Wants to Win, Thursday Night He’ll Have to Clock Trump With Everything He’s Got — And More http://www.dailywire.com/news/3638/if-cruz-wants-win-tomorrow-night-hell-have-clock-ben-shapiro

    If Cruz Wants to Win, Thursday Night He’ll Have to Clock Trump With Everything He’s Got — And More

    So, all of this means that Cruz will actually have to beat Trump outright with Rubio still in the race, not wait for the never-gonna-happen Rubio flameout. He can do it, but only by recognizing that Trump is the biggest set of balls in the race, and the only way to defeat Trump is by kicking him directly in the groin on national television. That means Cruz should unleash everything up to and including the kitchen sink. He’s going to have to out-masculine Trump.

    He should face down Trump and say to him, “Donald, for months, everybody has been tiptoeing around you out of courtesy. Enough.
    We all know you’re a spoiled brat who’s never had anybody say no to him.
    You’re a pathetic, bloated old man who stood on daddy’s money stack to make billions, and then can’t shut up about how he’s a self-made man.
    You’re a ridiculous dolt who lies about his politics, brags about having sex with married women, and shafts little old ladies for cash.
    And every time you are attacked, your face turns as red as the Kool-Aid man – just like it’s doing now.
    Then you cite polls, as though polls make you not all those things. They don’t. You’re just as much of a ridiculous clown as you ever were.”

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/3638/if-cruz-wants-win-tomorrow-night-hell-have-clock-ben-shapiro

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    If Cruz Wants to Win, Thursday Night He’ll Have to Clock Trump With Everything He’s Got — And More http://www.dailywire.com/news/3638/if-cruz-wants-win-tomorrow-night-hell-have-clock-ben-shapiro

    If Cruz Wants to Win, Thursday Night He’ll Have to Clock Trump With Everything He’s Got — And More

    So, all of this means that Cruz will actually have to beat Trump outright with Rubio still in the race, not wait for the never-gonna-happen Rubio flameout. He can do it, but only by recognizing that Trump is the biggest set of balls in the race, and the only way to defeat Trump is by kicking him directly in the groin on national television. That means Cruz should unleash everything up to and including the kitchen sink. He’s going to have to out-masculine Trump.

    He should face down Trump and say to him, “Donald, for months, everybody has been tiptoeing around you out of courtesy. Enough.
    We all know you’re a spoiled brat who’s never had anybody say no to him.
    You’re a pathetic, bloated old man who stood on daddy’s money stack to make billions, and then can’t shut up about how he’s a self-made man.
    You’re a ridiculous dolt who lies about his politics, brags about having sex with married women, and shafts little old ladies for cash.
    And every time you are attacked, your face turns as red as the Kool-Aid man – just like it’s doing now.
    Then you cite polls, as though polls make you not all those things. They don’t. You’re just as much of a ridiculous clown as you ever were.”

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/3638/if-cruz-wants-win-tomorrow-night-hell-have-clock-ben-shapiro

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    Melania Trump Also Donated To Hillary Clinton… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258540-melania-trump-also-donated-to-hillary-clinton/ via @WeaselZippers

    Cecile Richards: I Appreciate Trump’s Kind Words Towards Planned Parenthood… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258528-cecile-richards-i-appreciate-trumps-kind-words-towards-planned-parenthood/ via @WeaselZippers

    Trump Win In Nevada Rattles China… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258550-trump-win-in-nevada-rattles-china/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Melania Trump Also Donated To Hillary Clinton… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258540-melania-trump-also-donated-to-hillary-clinton/ via @WeaselZippers

    Cecile Richards: I Appreciate Trump’s Kind Words Towards Planned Parenthood… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258528-cecile-richards-i-appreciate-trumps-kind-words-towards-planned-parenthood/ via @WeaselZippers

    Trump Win In Nevada Rattles China… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258550-trump-win-in-nevada-rattles-china/ via @WeaselZippers

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    It’s Time for an Anti-Trump Manhattan Project
    And if that should happen? Well, suffice it to say that it would be an unmitigated, unalloyed, potentially unsalvageable disaster. For the first time in years, the Right’s defenses would be completely destroyed, perhaps never to be rebuilt. Swiftly, the courts would be packed with ideologues; immediately, Congress would run through the remaining items on the Obama-Clinton laundry list; before the voters had a chance to stop them, the White House would usher in an irreversible amnesty; and, Trump having been turned into a pariah by a hostile press, his “anti-PC” attitude would be rendered toxic in perpetuity. The likely result of Trump’s selection as the Republican nominee, in other words, would be the entrenchment of all that his supporters claim vehemently to hate. That thrill that his acolytes would feel when they saw Trump named the winner of the primaries? It’d be gone in a matter of minutes.

    Incidentally, when I say “everything,” I really do mean everything. Tomorrow night, as they stand on either side of Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz must find their resolve and all-but-machine-gun the man to the floor. Without breaks for water or silence for applause, they must explain that Trump is an entitled mess whose business record is so questionable that he managed to bankrupt a casino; that he is an unashamed fraud who didn’t even wait to be elected president before folding on Planned Parenthood and Obamacare, exactly like the “feckless” Congress he is running against; that he is feigning religiosity to appeal to people he believes are rubes; and, above all, that whatever he may be pretending now, he has spent a lifetime screwing the little guy. They must repeat verbatim his previous words on amnesty; they must outline in detail how his policies will make life worse for everyone; and they must point out that a Trump nomination designed to “mix things up” will result, eventually, in more of the same.

    In the meantime, conservatives who are not running for president must ensure that every spare dollar is spent attacking Trump. Melt down the fences if you have to; we need long-range bombers here. If Donald Trump can flood the airwaves with his nonsense, his opponents can counter it incessantly. And while they are at it, they can tie him up in court, just as he’s trying to do to Cruz. There are a good number of “just asking” questions ready to be put to them, among them “Trump’s mother was Scottish, can he really be president?” and “Trump ran a host of scams designed to rip off the poor; surely one of them would like to sue him?” Thus far, part of Trump’s media strategy has been to say something outrageous and then to move on before it can be rebutted or fact-checked. Why are his rivals not doing the same thing to him? Why, moreover, are the men in charge of the big guns all-but flirting with the snipers on the other side?
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431858/donald-trump-2016-campaign-must-be-stopped

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    TED CRUZ ON TRUMP: Many people speculate he hasn’t made as much money as HE CLAIMS http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-on-trump-many-people-speculate-he-hasnt-made-as-much-money-as-he-claims/

    Can Melania Trump be First Lady after doing NUDE photo spreads? – CNN anchor http://therightscoop.com/can-melania-trump-be-first-lady-after-doing-nude-photo-spreads-cnn-anchor/

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    “The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time.”
    Ayn Rand

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    Illinois and New Hampshire Agree Cruz is a Natural Born Citizen
    Cruz did not cheat in Iowa. Cruz supporters may have indeed cited to supporters of Dr. Ben Carson CNN news reports and tweets that Carson was skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina, so draw your own conclusions, but where were the Carson president captains to shepherd their flock? If you’re a serious presidential candidate, you don’t leave Iowa to head to Florida to “change clothes”?

    Ironically, the Carson Trump cites as a victim of Cruz dirty tricks, was once the main target of Trump’s slash-and-burn rhetoric. Back when Carson was threatening Trump in the Iowa polls, Trump brutally attacked Carson.

    Trump persists that Cruz’s citizenship is still an open question. It is not, and the election boards of two states, New Hampshire and Illinois, have now ruled, in response to complaints, that Sen. Ted Cruz is indeed, under the laws and Constitution of the United States, a “natural born citizen” fully eligible to be President of the United States. As the Washington Examiner reported:

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz secured two major victories Monday, winning the Republican Iowa caucuses and also receiving a favorable decision from the Illinois Board of Elections, which confirmed his U.S. citizenship met the state’s primary ballot requirements….

    “The Candidate is a natural born citizen by virtue of being born in Canada to his mother who was a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth,” the board said, explaining Cruz met the criteria because he “did not have to take any steps or go through a naturalization process at some point after birth.”

    During the case, Cruz’s lawyers argued that he was no different than previous Republican candidates, including Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Michigan Gov. George Romney, who were also born outside of the U.S. to an American citizen.

    A ballot commission in New Hampshire also ruled in favor of Cruz in January, but the language in Monday’s decision by the Illinois board took a stronger tone than the previous ruling, warning other skeptics, “Further discussion on this issue is unnecessary.”

    Indeed, it is unnecessary. The question of Cruz’s citizenship has been asked and answered. Is Trump saying that a baby born in Paris to a vacationing American family is not eligible to run for president and must be “naturalized” like some illegal alien from Guadalajara?

    Some noted legal scholars would beg to differ from Trump’s concern that Cruz is not in fact a “natural born” citizen.

    Jonathan Adler, who teaches courses in constitutional, administrative, and environmental law at Case Western University School of Law, writes in the Washington Post:

    Ted Cruz was born in Canada. His mother was a U.S. citizen. His father, a Cuban, was not. Under U.S. law, the fact that Cruz was born to a U.S. citizen mother makes him a citizen from birth. In other words, he is a “natural born citizen” (as opposed to a naturalized citizen) and is constitutionally eligible.

    Also agreeing with Cruz’s eligibility are two constitutional scholars who have argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. As the Washington Post reported:

    Writing in the Harvard Law Review, two former top Supreme Court litigators, Neal Katyal and Paul Clement, said: “All the sources routinely used to interpret the Constitution confirm that the phrase ‘natural born Citizen’ has a specific meaning: namely, someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time. And Congress has made equally clear from the time of the framing of the Constitution to the current day that, subject to certain residency requirements on the parents, someone born to a U.S. citizen parent generally becomes a U.S. citizen without regard to whether the birth takes place in Canada, the Canal Zone, or the continental United States.” The fact that Ted Cruz’s mother was a citizen, by this standard, means that despite his birth in Canada, he is eligible.

    Now two state boards of election have certified Cruz’s eligibility, which is beyond dispute, no matter how much Trump whines, pouts, and throws out groundless accusations.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/illinois_and_new_hampshire_agree_cruz_is_a_natural_born_citizen.html?

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    11 reasons this conservative would never, ever, ever vote for Trump http://washex.am/1VHj2Gy via @DCExaminer

    11 reasons this conservative would never, ever, ever vote for Trump
    1. Trump has no actual political record, but his previous political persona is liberal
    Typically, a major function of primaries is spent exploring the candidates’ records and past statements and comparing them against what they’re saying on the campaign trail. The reason is that politicians will say anything to get elected, so whatever they say during the campaign season is among the least important in judging how genuine or committed they are to principles. In Trump’s case, he has neither a governing record nor a voting record. So all we have to go on are his past statements. And he has a history of taking extreme liberal positions on issues of core importance to conservatives such as myself, as outlined below, on top of his history of donations to Democrats.
    2. He’s been a supporter of socialized medicine
    In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, Trump described himself as a “liberal” on healthcare and suggested the U.S. should look to Canada’s socialist system as a “prototype.” During a Republican presidential debate, he said the socialist systems in Canada and Scotland worked well.
    3. He thinks government should be empowered to trample on private property rights
    Back in November, when I pressed Trump on his record on private property rights, he said it was a “stupid” question and went on to defending government seizing private property from the little guy on behalf of big business. Property rights are a central pillar of a free society and any notion of human liberty.
    4. He will perpetuate the federal government’s war on youth
    5. He won’t respect gun rights
    At a time when gun owners are facing a major threat, with Democrats eager to impose more and more restrictions and the deciding Supreme Court vote up for grabs, Trump wouldn’t have respect for gun rights. In his book, The America We Deserve, Trump actually chastised the Republican Party for not embracing stricter restrictions on gun rights. “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions,” he wrote, and then went on to declare, “I support the ban on assault weapons.”
    6. Trump doesn’t care about protecting the unborn
    7. I don’t want Republicanism that’s served with an entree of racism and sexism
    8. I don’t want to spend more money because of his promised trade war
    9. Trump doesn’t care about policy
    10. He’s a megalomaniac who doesn’t understand constitutional limits on executive power
    Trump spends an inordinate amount of his speeches talking about his sheer awesomeness. It’s tiresome and easy to mock, but it’s also a troubling character trait for somebody seeking the most powerful office in the world.
    11. He won’t appoint judges who will interpret the Constitution based on its original meaning
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/11-reasons-this-conservative-would-never-ever-ever-vote-trump/article/2584098

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    Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz fought the Washington Establishment, Donald Trump DONATED to it http://therightscoop.com/rush-limbaugh-ted-cruz-fought-the-washington-establishment-donald-trump-donated-to-it/

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    11 reasons this conservative would never, ever, ever vote for Trump http://washex.am/1VHj2Gy via @DCExaminer

    11 reasons this conservative would never, ever, ever vote for Trump
    1. Trump has no actual political record, but his previous political persona is liberal
    Typically, a major function of primaries is spent exploring the candidates’ records and past statements and comparing them against what they’re saying on the campaign trail. The reason is that politicians will say anything to get elected, so whatever they say during the campaign season is among the least important in judging how genuine or committed they are to principles. In Trump’s case, he has neither a governing record nor a voting record. So all we have to go on are his past statements. And he has a history of taking extreme liberal positions on issues of core importance to conservatives such as myself, as outlined below, on top of his history of donations to Democrats.
    2. He’s been a supporter of socialized medicine
    In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, Trump described himself as a “liberal” on healthcare and suggested the U.S. should look to Canada’s socialist system as a “prototype.” During a Republican presidential debate, he said the socialist systems in Canada and Scotland worked well.
    3. He thinks government should be empowered to trample on private property rights
    Back in November, when I pressed Trump on his record on private property rights, he said it was a “stupid” question and went on to defending government seizing private property from the little guy on behalf of big business. Property rights are a central pillar of a free society and any notion of human liberty.
    4. He will perpetuate the federal government’s war on youth
    5. He won’t respect gun rights
    At a time when gun owners are facing a major threat, with Democrats eager to impose more and more restrictions and the deciding Supreme Court vote up for grabs, Trump wouldn’t have respect for gun rights. In his book, The America We Deserve, Trump actually chastised the Republican Party for not embracing stricter restrictions on gun rights. “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions,” he wrote, and then went on to declare, “I support the ban on assault weapons.”
    6. Trump doesn’t care about protecting the unborn
    7. I don’t want Republicanism that’s served with an entree of racism and sexism
    8. I don’t want to spend more money because of his promised trade war
    9. Trump doesn’t care about policy
    10. He’s a megalomaniac who doesn’t understand constitutional limits on executive power
    Trump spends an inordinate amount of his speeches talking about his sheer awesomeness. It’s tiresome and easy to mock, but it’s also a troubling character trait for somebody seeking the most powerful office in the world.
    11. He won’t appoint judges who will interpret the Constitution based on its original meaning
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/11-reasons-this-conservative-would-never-ever-ever-vote-trump/article/2584098

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    Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz fought the Washington Establishment, Donald Trump DONATED to it http://therightscoop.com/rush-limbaugh-ted-cruz-fought-the-washington-establishment-donald-trump-donated-to-it/

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    Trump’s Yuuge Lies

    Among South Carolina Republicans who preferred above all else a candidate “who tells it like it is,” 77 percent voted for Donald J. Trump. That is astonishing, given that Donald Trump’s entire life has been an extended exercise in deception.

    Start with his wealth. How much is Donald Trump worth? $1.7 billion? $6 billion? “TEN BILLION DOLLARS,” as he claimed in his presidential filing? Tim O’Brien, then a reporter for the New York Times, wrote in his book TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald, that in one 24-hour period, Trump claimed two different net worths differing by $3.3 billion. He has never permitted an independent, third-party audit of his finances. The closest anyone has come is Deutsche Bank, which in 2005 estimated that Trump was worth . . . $788 million. Several sources with knowledge of Trump’s finances have put the number significantly lower.

    And, as my colleague Kevin Williamson recently documented, Trump has lied expansively about his (count ’em!) four bankruptcies. Then there are Trump’s lies about his personal life. How was it that the star athlete at the New York Military Academy received a deferment for bone spurs in both heels? And how is it that those maladies seem to have disappeared, a miracle otherwise unknown in medical history? Presumably Trump’s affair with Marla Maples during his marriage to his first wife involved some serious deception, as did the affairs he claims to have had with married women. (Or is he lying about those affairs?)

    And, now, there are Trump’s political lies. Was Trump actually against going into Iraq, as he has claimed on multiple occasions over the past months? No. When Howard Stern asked him in 2002 if he was “for” invading Iraq, he answered, “I guess so.”

    A president with a higher tolerance for the truth would be a welcome change.

    But there is no reason whatsoever to think that Donald Trump would be such a president. Trump’s entire personal and professional history is Obama-esque: When it serves his interests, Trump lies. He has lied to business associates, employees, friends, spouses, and now to millions of prospective voters. Anyone who thinks that Trump will not lie to them, or that he will at least tell the truth about “important things” — immigration or ISIS or whatever — is deluding himself. When it becomes expedient for Trump to lie, he will. “You can’t con people, at least not for long,” Trump wrote in The Art of the Deal. “If you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.” His supporters may prove otherwise.
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431755/donald-trumps-huge-lies

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    #Trump #Trump Reference
    Trump’s Yuuge Lies http://natl.re/KvqEYT via @NRO

    Lyin’ Donald: 101 Of Trump’s Greatest Lies
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/4834/trumps-101-lies-hank-berrien

    Trump’s Yuuge Lies
    Among South Carolina Republicans who preferred above all else a candidate “who tells it like it is,” 77 percent voted for Donald J. Trump. That is astonishing, given that Donald Trump’s entire life has been an extended exercise in deception.

    Start with his wealth. How much is Donald Trump worth? $1.7 billion? $6 billion? “TEN BILLION DOLLARS,” as he claimed in his presidential filing? Tim O’Brien, then a reporter for the New York Times, wrote in his book TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald, that in one 24-hour period, Trump claimed two different net worths differing by $3.3 billion. He has never permitted an independent, third-party audit of his finances. The closest anyone has come is Deutsche Bank, which in 2005 estimated that Trump was worth . . . $788 million. Several sources with knowledge of Trump’s finances have put the number significantly lower.

    And, as my colleague Kevin Williamson recently documented, Trump has lied expansively about his (count ’em!) four bankruptcies. Then there are Trump’s lies about his personal life. How was it that the star athlete at the New York Military Academy received a deferment for bone spurs in both heels? And how is it that those maladies seem to have disappeared, a miracle otherwise unknown in medical history? Presumably Trump’s affair with Marla Maples during his marriage to his first wife involved some serious deception, as did the affairs he claims to have had with married women. (Or is he lying about those affairs?)

    And, now, there are Trump’s political lies. Was Trump actually against going into Iraq, as he has claimed on multiple occasions over the past months? No. When Howard Stern asked him in 2002 if he was “for” invading Iraq, he answered, “I guess so.”

    A president with a higher tolerance for the truth would be a welcome change.

    But there is no reason whatsoever to think that Donald Trump would be such a president. Trump’s entire personal and professional history is Obama-esque: When it serves his interests, Trump lies. He has lied to business associates, employees, friends, spouses, and now to millions of prospective voters. Anyone who thinks that Trump will not lie to them, or that he will at least tell the truth about “important things” — immigration or ISIS or whatever — is deluding himself. When it becomes expedient for Trump to lie, he will. “You can’t con people, at least not for long,” Trump wrote in The Art of the Deal. “If you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.” His supporters may prove otherwise.
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431755/donald-trumps-huge-lies

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    A Respectful Appeal to Trump Supporters | Human Events http://humanevents.com/2016/02/26/a-respectful-appeal-to-trump-supporters/

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    #Confiscation
    #CommonsenseCivilRightofArmedSelfDefense
    NYT Opinion: Register All Guns, License All Gun Owners – Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/25/nyt-opinion-gun-registration-licensing-does-not-violate-second-amendment/ via @BreitbartNews

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    Marco Rubio TAKES DOWN the DONALD in opening segment for his hiring illegal aliens!! http://therightscoop.com/marco-rubio-takes-down-the-donald-in-opening-segment-for-his-hiring-illegal-aliens-gopdebate/

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    The goal of socialism is communism.
    Vladimir Lenin

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    Marco Rubio TAKES DOWN the DONALD in opening segment for his hiring illegal aliens!! http://therightscoop.com/marco-rubio-takes-down-the-donald-in-opening-segment-for-his-hiring-illegal-aliens-gopdebate/

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    BUSTED: Ted Cruz EXPOSES Donald Trump’s Universal Health Care lie in new post-debate video http://therightscoop.com/busted-ted-cruz-exposes-donald-trumps-universal-health-care-lie-in-new-post-debate-video/

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    TRUMP SURROGATE WARNS: Donors won’t attack Trump because they’re afraid HE WILL REMEMBER http://therightscoop.com/trump-surrogate-warns-donors-wont-attack-trump-because-theyre-afraid-he-will-remember/

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    BOOM! Rubio MOCKS Trump misspelled tweets: “He must’ve hired foreign works to do his tweets!” http://therightscoop.com/boom-rubio-mocks-trump-misspelled-tweets-he-mustve-hired-foreign-works-to-do-his-tweets/

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    “One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically
    bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite;
    civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The
    normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of
    the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and
    civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us
    less interesting.” – C.S. Lewis

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    ………

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    The goal of socialism is communism.
    Vladimir Lenin

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    …..

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    ‘Bit of his own medicine’: Marco Rubio reads Trump’s #MeanTweets [video] http://twitchy.com/2016/02/26/bit-of-his-own-medicine-marco-rubio-reads-trumps-meantweets-video/

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    That time Marco Rubio went full Trump on Donald Trump http://wapo.st/1QKWKFL?

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    You gotta see this new Trump Supercut — [VIDEO] http://therightscoop.com/you-gotta-see-this-new-trump-supercut-video/

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    Watch Trump Drop The F-Bomb 5 Times In 74 Seconds – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/26/watch-trump-drop-the-f-bomb-5-times-in-74-seconds/ via @FDRLST

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    Watch Trump Drop The F-Bomb 5 Times In 74 Seconds – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/26/watch-trump-drop-the-f-bomb-5-times-in-74-seconds/ via @FDRLST

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: Trump ‘reminds me of Hitler’ http://twitchy.com/2016/02/26/former-mexican-president-vicente-fox-trump-reminds-me-of-hitler/

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    Flashback: Trump once tweeted ‘I never fall for scams’ http://twitchy.com/2016/02/28/flashback-trump-once-tweeted-i-never-fall-for-scams/

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    FLASHBACK: Christie Said Trump Lacked Experience, Temperament To Be President… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258847-flashback-chris-says-trump-lacks-experience-temperament-to-be-president/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump Says He’d Modify The Nation’s Libel Laws To Sue Newspapers… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258875-donald-trump-says-hed-modify-the-nations-libel-laws-to-sue-newspapers/ via @WeaselZippers

    Trump Would ‘Absolutely…Open Up the Libel Laws’ So ‘A Person Like Me…Can Bring Lawsuits’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-would-absolutelyopen-libel-laws-so-person-mecan-bring-lawsuits

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    #Trump
    Trump University University Fraud Case Becomes Part Of Debate http://www.weaselzippers.us/258944-trump-university-university-fraud-case-becomes-part-of-debate/ via @WeaselZippers

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    #Trump
    Hillary: Trump ‘Not The Person I Thought I Knew’ http://www.weaselzippers.us/258975-hillary-trump-not-the-person-i-thought-i-knew/ via @WeaselZippers

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    #Trump
    Video: Man In “KKK Endorsed Trump” Shirt Gets On Stage, Gets Into Staring Match With The Donald… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258958-video-man-in-kkk-endorsed-trump-shirt-gets-on-stage-gets-into-staring-match-with-the-donald/ via @WeaselZippers

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    #Trump
    Trump University University Fraud Case Becomes Part Of Debate http://www.weaselzippers.us/258944-trump-university-university-fraud-case-becomes-part-of-debate/ via @WeaselZippers

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    #Trump
    Hillary: Trump ‘Not The Person I Thought I Knew’ http://www.weaselzippers.us/258975-hillary-trump-not-the-person-i-thought-i-knew/ via @WeaselZippers

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    #Trump
    Video: Man In “KKK Endorsed Trump” Shirt Gets On Stage, Gets Into Staring Match With The Donald… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258958-video-man-in-kkk-endorsed-trump-shirt-gets-on-stage-gets-into-staring-match-with-the-donald/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Only A Fraction Of Veterans Charities Have Actually Received Money That Donald Trump Raised… http://www.weaselzippers.us/258999-only-a-fraction-of-veterans-charities-have-actually-received-money-that-donald-trump-raised/ via @WeaselZippers

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    We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    “The only reason for not tarring and feathering any government official for effrontery when they tell us what to do is that their power to do so is somehow legitimate. But that legitimacy comes from the exercise of constitutional power. If the Constitution doesn’t mean anything, well, then, maybe it’s time to go long on pitchforks. Because without the Constitution the angry mob is just as legitimate as the perfumed princes of the state.”
    Josh Blackman

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Trump Says He Didn’t Know Anything About David Duke, But He Knew Enough In 2000 http://www.weaselzippers.us/259121-trump-duke-2000/ via @WeaselZippers

    Watch Donald Trump REFUSE to denounce the KKK and White Supremacist support for his campaign!! http://therightscoop.com/watch-donald-trump-refuse-to-denounce-the-kkk-and-white-supremacist-support-for-his-campaign/

    TRUMP CAVES!! The Donald disavows David Duke 24 minutes after TED CRUZ calls him out on it!! http://therightscoop.com/trump-caves-the-donald-disavows-david-duke-24-minutes-after-ted-cruz-calls-him-out-on-it/

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    How Trump cheated ILLEGAL ALIEN Polish workers to build the Trump tower! http://therightscoop.com/how-trump-cheated-illegal-alien-polish-workers-to-build-the-trump-tower/

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    After BOASTING about support for vets, why hasn’t Trump DELIVERED ON Charity FUNDS he promised?!? http://therightscoop.com/after-boasting-about-support-for-vets-why-hasnt-trump-delivered-on-charity-funds-he-promised/

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    Awesome pro-Cruz ad knocks Trump, features barking Hillary [VIDEO] http://therightscoop.com/awesome-pro-cruz-ad-knocks-trump-features-barking-hillary-video/

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    Trump FLIP FLOP!! How the Donald favored invading Libya and toppling Qaddafi in 2011… http://therightscoop.com/trump-flip-flop-how-the-donald-favored-invading-libya-and-toppling-qaddafi-in-2011/

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    Trump Mortgage failed. Here’s what that says about the GOP front-runner. http://wapo.st/1pkiBYy?tid=ss_tw

    Trump Mortgage failed. Here’s what that says about the GOP front-runner.
    As some economists and Wall Street traders began to sense danger ahead of the crippling housing market collapse of 2008, Donald Trump waved away the worries and offered a concrete expression of confidence in the industry.

    “I think it’s a great time to start a mortgage company,” Trump told a CNBC interviewer in April 2006, adding that “the real estate market is going to be very strong for a long time to come.”

    Within 18 months, as the experts’ worst fears began to pan out and home prices began to dip, Trump Mortgage closed, leaving some bills unpaid and a spotty sales record that fell short of Trump’s lofty predictions. Trump distanced himself from the firm’s demise, saying at the time that he had not been involved in the company’s management and that its executives had performed poorly.
    [..]
    As it sought a toehold in the residential market, Trump Mortgage offered residential mortgages with promises of quick approvals. It recruited a team of aggressive salesmen.

    Jan Scheck, the national sales director for Trump Mortgage, hired teams of specialists around the country and helped the new firm as it sought to obtain licenses in multiple states. Like Trump, Scheck thought at the time that the new company could be a major player.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-mortgage-failed-heres-what-that-says-about-the-gop-front-runner/2016/02/28/f8701880-d00f-11e5-88cd-753e80cd29ad_story.html?

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    Republican Senator Lays Down the Law With Message on ‘Neither’ Trump nor Hillary http://injo.com//2016/02/548931-senator-ben-sasse-says-he-wont-vote-for-trump-no-matter-what/ via @injo

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    The Republican Party’s implosion over Donald Trump’s candidacy has arrived http://wapo.st/1oRqMM6?tid=ss_tw

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    We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Ben Sasse pens ‘Open Letter’ on what Constitutionalists should do if Trump is nominated… http://therightscoop.com/ben-sasse-pens-open-letter-on-what-constitutionalists-should-do-if-trump-is-nominated/

    Republican Senator Lays Down the Law With Message on ‘Neither’ Trump nor Hillary http://injo.com//2016/02/548931-senator-ben-sasse-says-he-wont-vote-for-trump-no-matter-what/ via @injo

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    “The only reason for not tarring and feathering any government official for effrontery when they tell us what to do is that their power to do so is somehow legitimate. But that legitimacy comes from the exercise of constitutional power. If the Constitution doesn’t mean anything, well, then, maybe it’s time to go long on pitchforks. Because without the Constitution the angry mob is just as legitimate as the perfumed princes of the state.”
    Josh Blackman

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    These campaign ads of Americans SCREWED OVER by ‘Trump University’ are just BRUTAL!! http://therightscoop.com/these-campaign-ads-of-americans-screwed-over-by-trump-university-are-just-brutal/

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    Scarborough: Trump’s comments on Duke are disqualifying – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/29/scarborough-trumps-comments-on-duke-are-disqualifying/

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    Sorry, Trump, Christie is the worst political ally « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/29/sorry-trump-christie-is-the-worst-political-ally/ via @hotairblog

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    “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress
    to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience;
    or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
    citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” – Samuel Adams, Philadelphia
    Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the
    Convention of this State”

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    David Duke: I think Trump knows who I am « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/29/david-duke-i-think-trump-knows-who-i-am/ via @hotairblog

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    Ben Sasse pens ‘Open Letter’ on what Constitutionalists should do if Trump is nominated… http://therightscoop.com/ben-sasse-pens-open-letter-on-what-constitutionalists-should-do-if-trump-is-nominated/

    Ben Sasse pens ‘Open Letter’ on what Constitutionalists should do if Trump is nominated…
    Ben Sasse hits all the right notes in this open letter to Trump supporters about what a Constitutionalist should do if Trump is nominated.

    AN OPEN LETTER TO TRUMP SUPPORTERS

    To my friends supporting Donald Trump:

    The Trump coalition is broad and complicated, but I believe many Trump fans are well-meaning. I have spoken at length with many of you, both inside and outside Nebraska. You are rightly worried about our national direction. You ache about a crony-capitalist leadership class that is not urgent about tackling our crises. You are right to be angry.

    I’m as frustrated and saddened as you are about what’s happening to our country. But I cannot support Donald Trump.

    Please understand: I’m not an establishment Republican, and I will never support Hillary Clinton. I’m a movement conservative who was elected over the objections of the GOP establishment. My current answer for who I would support in a hypothetical matchup between Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton is: Neither of them. I sincerely hope we select one of the other GOP candidates, but if Donald Trump ends up as the GOP nominee, conservatives will need to find a third option.

    Mr. Trump’s relentless focus is on dividing Americans, and on tearing down rather than building back up this glorious nation. Much like President Obama, he displays essentially no understanding of the fact that, in the American system, we have a constitutional system of checks and balances, with three separate but co-equal branches of government. And the task of public officials is to be public “servants.” The law is king, and the people are boss. But have you noticed how Mr. Trump uses the word “Reign” – like he thinks he’s running for King? It’s creepy, actually. Nebraskans are not looking for a king. We yearn instead for the recovery of a Constitutional Republic.

    At this point in Nebraska discussions, many of you have immediately gotten practical: “Okay, fine, you think there are better choices than Trump. But you would certainly still vote for Trump over Clinton in a general election, right?”

    Before I explain why my answer is “Neither of them,” let me correct some nonsense you might have heard on the internet of late.

    WHY I RAN FOR SENATE

    ***No, I’m not a career politician. (I had never run for anything until being elected to the U.S. Senate fifteen months ago, and I ran precisely because I actually want to make America great again.)
    ***No, I’m not a lawyer who has never created a job. (I was a business guy before becoming a college president in my hometown.)
    ***No, I’m not part of the Establishment. (Sheesh, I had attack ads by the lobbyist class run against me while I was on a bus tour doing 16 months of townhalls across Nebraska. Why? Precisely because I was not the preferred candidate of Washington.)
    ***No, I’m not concerned about political job security. (The very first thing I did upon being sworn in in January 2015 was to introduce a constitutional amendment for term limits – this didn’t exactly endear me to my new colleagues.)
    ***No, I’m not for open borders. (The very first official trip I took in the Senate was to observe and condemn how laughably porous the Texas/Mexican border is. See 70 tweets from @bensasse in February 2015.)
    ***No, I’m not a “squishy,” feel-good, grow-government moderate. (I have the 4th most-conservative voting record in the Senate: https://www.conservativereview.com/members/benjamin-sasse/http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/membe…/member/S001197 )

    In my very first speech to the Senate, I told my colleagues that “The people despise us all.” This institution needs to get to work, not on the lobbyists’ priorities, but on the people’s:

    Now, to the question at hand: Will I pledge to vote for just any “Republican” nominee over Hillary Clinton?

    Let’s begin by rejecting naïve purists: Politics has no angels. Politics is not about creating heaven on earth. Politics is simply about preserving a framework for ordered liberty – so that free people can find meaning and happiness not in politics but in their families, their neighborhoods, their work.

    POLITICAL PARTIES

    Now, let’s talk about political parties: parties are just tools to enact the things that we believe. Political parties are not families; they are not religions; they are not nations – they are often not even on the level of sports loyalties. They are just tools. I was not born Republican. I chose this party, for as long as it is useful.

    If our Party is no longer working for the things we believe in – like defending the sanctity of life, stopping ObamaCare, protecting the Second Amendment, etc. – then people of good conscience should stop supporting that party until it is reformed.

    VOTING

    Now, let’s talk about voting: Voting is usually just about choosing the lesser evil of the most viable candidates.

    “Usually…” But not always. Certain moments are larger. They cause us to explicitly ask: Who are we as a people? What does the way we vote here say about our shared identity? What is actually the president’s job?

    THE PRESIDENT’S CORE CALLING

    The president’s job is not about just mindlessly shouting the word “strong” – as if Vladimir Putin, who has been strongly bombing civilian populations in Syria the last month, is somehow a model for the American presidency. No, the president’s core calling is to “Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution.”

    Before we ever get into any technical policy fights – about pipelines, or marginal tax rates, or term limits, or Medicare reimbursement codes – America is first and fundamentally about a shared Constitutional creed. America is exceptional, because she is at her heart a big, bold truth claim about human dignity, natural rights, and self-control – and therefore necessarily about limited rather than limitless government.

    THE MEANING OF AMERICA

    America is the most exceptional nation in the history of the world because our Constitution is the best political document that’s ever been written. It said something different than almost any other government had said before: Most governments before said that might makes right, that government decides what our rights are and that the people are just dependent subjects. Our Founders said that God gives us rights by nature, and that government is not the author or source of our rights. Government is just our shared project to secure those rights.

    Government exists only because the world is fallen, and some people want to take your property, your liberty, and your life. Government is tasked with securing a framework for ordered liberty where “we the people” can in our communities voluntarily build something great together for our kids and grandkids. That’s America. Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of speech – the First Amendment is the heartbeat of the American Constitution, of the American idea itself.

    WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO MR. TRUMP?

    So let me ask you: Do you believe the beating heart of Mr. Trump’s candidacy has been a defense of the Constitution? Do you believe it’s been an impassioned defense of the First Amendment – or an attack on it?

    Which of the following quotes give you great comfort that he’s in love with the First Amendment, that he is committed to defending the Constitution, that he believes in executive restraint, that he understands servant leadership?

    Statements from Trump:
    ***“We’re going to open up libel laws and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”
    ***“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. They were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak…”
    ***Putin, who has killed journalists and is pillaging Ukraine, is a great leader.
    ***The editor of National Review “should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him.”
    ***On whether he will use executive orders to end-run Congress, as President Obama has illegally done: “I won’t refuse it. I’m going to do a lot of things.” “I mean, he’s led the way, to be honest with you.”
    ***“Sixty-eight percent would not leave under any circumstance. I think that means murder. It think it means anything.”
    ***On the internet: “I would certainly be open to closing areas” of it.
    ***His lawyers to people selling anti-Trump t-shirts: “Mr. Trump considers this to be a very serious matter and has authorized our legal team to take all necessary and appropriate actions to bring an immediate halt…”
    ***Similar threatening legal letters to competing campaigns running ads about his record.

    And on it goes…

    IF MR. TRUMP BECOMES THE NOMINEE…

    Given what we know about him today, here’s where I’m at: If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, my expectation is that I will look for some third candidate – a conservative option, a Constitutionalist.

    I do not claim to speak for a movement, but I suspect I am far from alone. After listening to Nebraskans in recent weeks, and talking to a great many people who take oaths seriously, I think many are in the same place. I believe a sizable share of Christians – who regard threats against religious liberty as arguably the greatest crisis of our time – are unwilling to support any candidate who does not make a full-throated defense of the First Amendment a first commitment of their candidacy.

    Conservatives understand that all men are created equal and made in the image of God, but also that government must be limited so that fallen men do not wield too much power. A presidential candidate who boasts about what he’ll do during his “reign” and refuses to condemn the KKK cannot lead a conservative movement in America.

    TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT

    Thank you for listening. While I recognize that we disagree about how to make America great again, we agree that this should be our goal. We need more people engaged in the civic life of our country—not fewer. I genuinely appreciate how much many of you care about this country, and that you are demanding something different from Washington. I’m going to keep doing the same thing.

    But I can’t support Donald Trump.

    Humbly,

    Ben Sasse
    Nebraska

    Dude makes a lot of sense. I don’t think all of Trump’s followers care about the Constitution, so this probably won’t reach them – but SOME do. And they really need to strongly reconsider what it means to elect Trump as our nominee.
    http://therightscoop.com/ben-sasse-pens-open-letter-on-what-constitutionalists-should-do-if-trump-is-nominated/

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    Ben Sasse pens ‘Open Letter’ on what Constitutionalists should do if Trump is nominated…

    THE MEANING OF AMERICA
    America is the most exceptional nation in the history of the world because our Constitution is the best political document that’s ever been written. It said something different than almost any other government had said before: Most governments before said that might makes right, that government decides what our rights are and that the people are just dependent subjects. Our Founders said that God gives us rights by nature, and that government is not the author or source of our rights. Government is just our shared project to secure those rights.

    Government exists only because the world is fallen, and some people want to take your property, your liberty, and your life. Government is tasked with securing a framework for ordered liberty where “we the people” can in our communities voluntarily build something great together for our kids and grandkids. That’s America. Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of speech – the First Amendment is the heartbeat of the American Constitution, of the American idea itself.
    http://therightscoop.com/ben-sasse-pens-open-letter-on-what-constitutionalists-should-do-if-trump-is-nominated/


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    Ben Sasse pens ‘Open Letter’ on what Constitutionalists should do if Trump is nominated…

    THE MEANING OF AMERICA
    America is the most exceptional nation in the history of the world because our Constitution is the best political document that’s ever been written. It said something different than almost any other government had said before: Most governments before said that might makes right, that government decides what our rights are and that the people are just dependent subjects. Our Founders said that God gives us rights by nature, and that government is not the author or source of our rights. Government is just our shared project to secure those rights.

    Government exists only because the world is fallen, and some people want to take your property, your liberty, and your life. Government is tasked with securing a framework for ordered liberty where “we the people” can in our communities voluntarily build something great together for our kids and grandkids. That’s America. Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of speech – the First Amendment is the heartbeat of the American Constitution, of the American idea itself.
    http://therightscoop.com/ben-sasse-pens-open-letter-on-what-constitutionalists-should-do-if-trump-is-nominated/

    Ben Sasse pens ‘Open Letter’ on what Constitutionalists should do if Trump is nominated…

    THE MEANING OF AMERICA
    America is the most exceptional nation in the history of the world because our Constitution is the best political document that’s ever been written. It said something different than almost any other government had said before: Most governments before said that might makes right, that government decides what our rights are and that the people are just dependent subjects. Our Founders said that God gives us rights by nature, and that government is not the author or source of our rights. Government is just our shared project to secure those rights.

    Government exists only because the world is fallen, and some people want to take your property, your liberty, and your life. Government is tasked with securing a framework for ordered liberty where “we the people” can in our communities voluntarily build something great together for our kids and grandkids. That’s America. Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of speech – the First Amendment is the heartbeat of the American Constitution, of the American idea itself.

    WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO MR. TRUMP?

    So let me ask you: Do you believe the beating heart of Mr. Trump’s candidacy has been a defense of the Constitution? Do you believe it’s been an impassioned defense of the First Amendment – or an attack on it?

    Which of the following quotes give you great comfort that he’s in love with the First Amendment, that he is committed to defending the Constitution, that he believes in executive restraint, that he understands servant leadership?

    Statements from Trump:
    ***“We’re going to open up libel laws and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”
    ***“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. They were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak…”
    ***Putin, who has killed journalists and is pillaging Ukraine, is a great leader.
    ***The editor of National Review “should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him.”
    ***On whether he will use executive orders to end-run Congress, as President Obama has illegally done: “I won’t refuse it. I’m going to do a lot of things.” “I mean, he’s led the way, to be honest with you.”
    ***“Sixty-eight percent would not leave under any circumstance. I think that means murder. It think it means anything.”
    ***On the internet: “I would certainly be open to closing areas” of it.
    ***His lawyers to people selling anti-Trump t-shirts: “Mr. Trump considers this to be a very serious matter and has authorized our legal team to take all necessary and appropriate actions to bring an immediate halt…”
    ***Similar threatening legal letters to competing campaigns running ads about his record.

    And on it goes…
    http://therightscoop.com/ben-sasse-pens-open-letter-on-what-constitutionalists-should-do-if-trump-is-nominated/

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    We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    ‘The truth hurts’: Rubio skewers media clutching their pearls at his Trump mockery http://twitchy.com/2016/02/29/the-truth-hurts-rubio-skewers-media-clutching-their-pearls-at-his-trump-mockery/

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Secret Service Agent Choke Slams A Reporter At Trump Rally Today… http://www.weaselzippers.us/259269-secret-service-agent-choke-slams-a-reporter-at-trump-rally-today/ via @WeaselZippers

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    Trumpbart https://shar.es/1Ccx8b via @sharethis

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    Trump Promises to Silence Dissent as President https://shar.es/1Cc8Mv via @sharethis

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    Rush Limbaugh on Why Cruz Is Vastly Preferable to Trump https://shar.es/1CcDpU via @sharethis

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    Rush Limbaugh on Why Cruz Is Vastly Preferable to Trump https://shar.es/1CcDpU via @sharethis

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    The Anger of Trump Supporters: Is It Even Real? https://shar.es/1CcD5f via @sharethis

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    These campaign ads of Americans SCREWED OVER by ‘Trump University’ are just BRUTAL!! http://therightscoop.com/these-campaign-ads-of-americans-screwed-over-by-trump-university-are-just-brutal/

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    #Trump
    Chris Christie refuses to answer questions about Trump ‘because I don’t want to’ http://twitchy.com/2016/02/29/chris-christie-refuses-to-answer-questions-about-trump-because-i-dont-want-to/

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    #Trump
    Trump Mortgage failed. Here’s what that says about the GOP front-runner. http://wapo.st/1pkiBYy?

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    The Death of Reagan’s Republican Party http://natl.re/iVXUO6 via @NRO

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    Nothing Will Redeem the Ruined Reputations of Trump’s Republican Collaborators http://natl.re/jc1Z97 via @NRO

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    Trump, the Would-Be Tyrant
    In his 1644 work Areopagitica, John Milton proclaimed, “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”
    […]
    For 21st-century Americans, there is no greater threat to this innate human right than Donald Trump. Time and time again, he has sought to silence those who dare disagree with him. He has meted out swift retribution to those who have acted in opposition to his aims or desires. And he promises to continue in this vein as president.

    A few weeks ago, the reality-television star sent Senator Ted Cruz a cease-and-desist letter, ordering his opponent to take down verifiably true television advertisements about Trump’s pro-abortion record. If Cruz refused, Trump warned, he would face a lawsuit in court challenging his citizenship eligibility to be president. In front of the whole world, Donald Trump attempted to blackmail Cruz, as though we live in Venezuela and not the United States of America.

    It’s Trump’s world, and in it, you are no longer to speak the truth about Donald Trump. It’s Trump’s world, and in it, you are no longer to speak the truth about Donald Trump.

    Speaking of Trump’s penchant for blackmail, the suddenly Republican presidential candidate issued a scathing warning to GOP donor and private citizen Marlene Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, for giving $3 million to a super PAC that opposed his candidacy.

    Trump’s tactics are nothing new. When a yoga instructor sought legal recourse for what she believed was fraud at the hands of Trump University, Trump responded by counter-suing her and her lawyer, to the tune of $100 million. Tarla Makaeff, the California woman serving as the lead plaintiff in a vast class-action lawsuit against Trump, says in a court document that she has been “put through the ringer” and “suffer[s] daily with the fear that she could be bankrupted by Trump.” While Trump routinely brushes off such bluster as good business tactics, he’s made absolutely no indication that he’d leave the bullying outside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/432064/donald-trumps-threats-gut-first-amendment-reveal-him-tyrant

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    Nothing Will Redeem the Ruined Reputations of Trump’s Republican Collaborators http://natl.re/jc1Z97 via @NRO

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    Trump, the Would-Be Tyrant
    In his 1644 work Areopagitica, John Milton proclaimed, “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”
    […]
    For 21st-century Americans, there is no greater threat to this innate human right than Donald Trump. Time and time again, he has sought to silence those who dare disagree with him. He has meted out swift retribution to those who have acted in opposition to his aims or desires. And he promises to continue in this vein as president.

    A few weeks ago, the reality-television star sent Senator Ted Cruz a cease-and-desist letter, ordering his opponent to take down verifiably true television advertisements about Trump’s pro-abortion record. If Cruz refused, Trump warned, he would face a lawsuit in court challenging his citizenship eligibility to be president. In front of the whole world, Donald Trump attempted to blackmail Cruz, as though we live in Venezuela and not the United States of America.

    It’s Trump’s world, and in it, you are no longer to speak the truth about Donald Trump. It’s Trump’s world, and in it, you are no longer to speak the truth about Donald Trump.

    Speaking of Trump’s penchant for blackmail, the suddenly Republican presidential candidate issued a scathing warning to GOP donor and private citizen Marlene Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, for giving $3 million to a super PAC that opposed his candidacy.

    Trump’s tactics are nothing new. When a yoga instructor sought legal recourse for what she believed was fraud at the hands of Trump University, Trump responded by counter-suing her and her lawyer, to the tune of $100 million. Tarla Makaeff, the California woman serving as the lead plaintiff in a vast class-action lawsuit against Trump, says in a court document that she has been “put through the ringer” and “suffer[s] daily with the fear that she could be bankrupted by Trump.” While Trump routinely brushes off such bluster as good business tactics, he’s made absolutely no indication that he’d leave the bullying outside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/432064/donald-trumps-threats-gut-first-amendment-reveal-him-tyrant

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    Leading GOP senator: Trump could be an ‘albatross’ to party
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/29/politics/cornyn-trump-albatross/

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    Leading GOP senator: Trump could be an ‘albatross’ to party
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/29/politics/cornyn-trump-albatross/

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    Trump is the next Obama « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/29/trump-is-the-next-obama/ via @hotairblog

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    If Trump becomes president, his supporters will be disillusioned « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/29/if-trump-becomes-president-his-supporters-will-experience-epic-disillusionment/ via @hotairblog

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    Trump is the next Obama « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/29/trump-is-the-next-obama/ via @hotairblog

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    If Trump becomes president, his supporters will be disillusioned « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/02/29/if-trump-becomes-president-his-supporters-will-experience-epic-disillusionment/ via @hotairblog

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    Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/donald-trump-is-the-next-barack-obama/ via @FDRLST

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    Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/donald-trump-is-the-next-barack-obama/ via @FDRLST

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    “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name- liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names – liberty and tyranny.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    Source:April 18, 1864 – Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    Report: Trump Secretly Told The NY Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration http://www.weaselzippers.us/259340-trump-secretly-told-the-ny-times-what-he-really-thinks-about-immigration/ via @WeaselZippers

    About that NYT ‘bombshell’ on Trump? Yeah … not so much http://twitchy.com/2016/03/01/about-that-nyt-bombshell-on-trump-yeah-he-told-byron-york-and-sean-hannity-basically-the-same-thing/

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    Ted Cruz: The only way to beat Trump is to unify and STAND WITH ME http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-the-only-way-to-beat-trump-is-to-unify-and-stand-with-me/

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    Thomas Sowell – Last Chance for America? http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/03/01/last-chance-for-america-n2126680

    Last Chance for America?
    Thomas Sowell
    The “Super Tuesday” primaries may be a turning point for America — and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next President of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge and personal character to rescue America.

    Instead, if the polls are an indication, what we may get is someone with the opposite of all these things, a glib egomaniac with a checkered record in business and no track record at all in government — Donald Trump.

    If so, the downward trajectory of America over the past seven years may well continue on into the future, to the point of no return.
    […]
    But these political problems are a sideshow, in a world where Iran is guaranteed to get nuclear weapons and North Korea, which already has them, is developing long-range missiles that can reach American cities. Iran is also developing long-range missiles.

    Then there are the international terrorist organizations from the Middle East — many sponsored by Iran — whose agents have had easy access to the United States across our open border with Mexico.
    […]
    On the campaign trail, Donald Trump’s theatrical talents, including his bluster and bombast, may be enough to conceal his shallow understanding of very deep problems. But that will not cut it in the White House, where you cannot clown or con your way out of problems, and where the stakes are matters of life and death.

    Trump’s acting like a bull in a china shop may appeal to some voters but, in the world as it is, he may well cost us our last chance to recover from the great dangers into which the Obama administration has gotten this nation.

    We already have an ego-driven, know-it-all president who will not listen to military or intelligence agency experts. Do we need to tempt fate by having two in a row?
    […]
    When we think of American military heroes who have fallen on enemy hand grenades to save those around them, at the cost of their own lives, is it really too much to ask candidates — especially those who present themselves as patriots — to give up their one political chance in a zillion this year for the sake of the country?

    Voters have a responsibility too. They might well ask themselves: Do I plan to use my vote to vent my emotions or to try to help save this country?
    http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/03/01/last-chance-for-america-n2126680/page/full

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    Ted Cruz: The only way to beat Trump is to unify and STAND WITH ME http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-the-only-way-to-beat-trump-is-to-unify-and-stand-with-me/

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    Thomas Sowell – Last Chance for America? http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/03/01/last-chance-for-america-n2126680

    Last Chance for America?
    Thomas Sowell
    The “Super Tuesday” primaries may be a turning point for America — and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next President of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge and personal character to rescue America.

    Instead, if the polls are an indication, what we may get is someone with the opposite of all these things, a glib egomaniac with a checkered record in business and no track record at all in government — Donald Trump.

    If so, the downward trajectory of America over the past seven years may well continue on into the future, to the point of no return.
    […]
    But these political problems are a sideshow, in a world where Iran is guaranteed to get nuclear weapons and North Korea, which already has them, is developing long-range missiles that can reach American cities. Iran is also developing long-range missiles.

    Then there are the international terrorist organizations from the Middle East — many sponsored by Iran — whose agents have had easy access to the United States across our open border with Mexico.
    […]
    On the campaign trail, Donald Trump’s theatrical talents, including his bluster and bombast, may be enough to conceal his shallow understanding of very deep problems. But that will not cut it in the White House, where you cannot clown or con your way out of problems, and where the stakes are matters of life and death.

    Trump’s acting like a bull in a china shop may appeal to some voters but, in the world as it is, he may well cost us our last chance to recover from the great dangers into which the Obama administration has gotten this nation.

    We already have an ego-driven, know-it-all president who will not listen to military or intelligence agency experts. Do we need to tempt fate by having two in a row?
    […]
    When we think of American military heroes who have fallen on enemy hand grenades to save those around them, at the cost of their own lives, is it really too much to ask candidates — especially those who present themselves as patriots — to give up their one political chance in a zillion this year for the sake of the country?

    Voters have a responsibility too. They might well ask themselves: Do I plan to use my vote to vent my emotions or to try to help save this country?
    http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/03/01/last-chance-for-america-n2126680/page/full

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    Black students ejected from Trump rally in Ga. http://usat.ly/1oUbBBU via @usatoday

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    CNN poll: Clinton, Sanders top Trump head-to-head, but not Rubio or Cruz – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/01/cnn-poll-clinton-sanders-top-trump-head-to-head-but-not-rubio-or-cruz/

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    Black students ejected from Trump rally in Ga. http://usat.ly/1oUbBBU via @usatoday

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    CNN poll: Clinton, Sanders top Trump head-to-head, but not Rubio or Cruz – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/01/cnn-poll-clinton-sanders-top-trump-head-to-head-but-not-rubio-or-cruz/

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    “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state
    lives at the expense of everyone.” Frederic Bastiat

    “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money”. Alexis de Tocqueville

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    “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.” Alexander Tytler

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    Flashback: Hillary Heaped Praise On Former KKK Leader Robert Byrd http://www.weaselzippers.us/259366-flashback-hillary-heaped-praise-on-former-kkk-leader-robert-byrd/ via @WeaselZippers

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    When One of the Little People Got the Better of Trump https://shar.es/1ChvgL via @sharethis

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    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though
    nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” –
    Albert Einstein

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    Character is destiny. – Heraclitus

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    20,000 Massachusetts Democrats switch parties before Super Tuesday http://washex.am/1oMiSTH via @DCExaminer

    20,000 Massachusetts Democrats switch parties before Super Tuesday
    Thousands of Massachusetts Democrats have denounced their party affiliations since January 1 to jump across the aisle and join the ranks of Independent or Republicans.

    Nearly 20,000 Bay State Democrats, or 1.3 percent of the party’s Masachussetts population, left to vote in the Republican primary Tuesday. More than 16,300 of that group have “unenrolled” or become Independent voters, while 3,500 have joined the GOP.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/20000-massachusetts-democrats-switch-parties-before-super-tuesday/article/2584573

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    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” W. C. Fields

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    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” W. C. Fields

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    Ben Sasse on not voting for Trump: “This is in some ways an 1860 moment” – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/29/ben-sasse-on-not-voting-for-trump-this-is-in-some-ways-an-1860-moment/

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    Ben Sasse on not voting for Trump: “This is in some ways an 1860 moment” – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/02/29/ben-sasse-on-not-voting-for-trump-this-is-in-some-ways-an-1860-moment/

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    TIME responds to confrontation with Secret Service at Trump event http://ti.me/1QoiLEQ via @TIMEPolitics

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    TIME responds to confrontation with Secret Service at Trump event http://ti.me/1QoiLEQ via @TIMEPolitics

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    Mark Levin is NOT buying the ‘bad earpiece’ excuse from Trump on David Duke http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-is-not-buying-the-bad-earpiece-excuse-from-trump-on-david-duke/

    Adam Baldwin: ‘#NeverHillary > #NeverTrump’ http://twitchy.com/2016/03/01/adam-baldwin-neverhillary-nevertrump/

    A Better Mussolini Quote for Trump to Retweet https://shar.es/1ChG7Q via @sharethis

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    Trump: ‘Everything’s Negotiable’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-everythings-negotiable

    Trump on the Mexico Wall: Everything is negotiable…well almost everything http://therightscoop.com/trump-on-the-mexico-wall-everything-is-negotiable-well-almost-everything/

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    Mark Levin is NOT buying the ‘bad earpiece’ excuse from Trump on David Duke http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-is-not-buying-the-bad-earpiece-excuse-from-trump-on-david-duke/

    Adam Baldwin: ‘#NeverHillary > #NeverTrump’ http://twitchy.com/2016/03/01/adam-baldwin-neverhillary-nevertrump/

    A Better Mussolini Quote for Trump to Retweet https://shar.es/1ChG7Q via @sharethis

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    Trump: ‘Everything’s Negotiable’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-everythings-negotiable

    Trump on the Mexico Wall: Everything is negotiable…well almost everything http://therightscoop.com/trump-on-the-mexico-wall-everything-is-negotiable-well-almost-everything/

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    Character is destiny. – Heraclitus

    Did Rush Limbaugh Just Endorse Ted Cruz? http://www.dailywire.com/news/3785/did-rush-limbaugh-just-endorse-ted-cruz-james-barrett

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    Character is destiny. – Heraclitus

    Did Rush Limbaugh Just Endorse Ted Cruz? http://www.dailywire.com/news/3785/did-rush-limbaugh-just-endorse-ted-cruz-james-barrett

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    “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state
    lives at the expense of everyone.” Frederic Bastiat

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    ‘From a Libertarian viewpoint, there’s NO difference between HILLARY and TRUMP!!’ – Ron Paul http://therightscoop.com/from-a-libertarian-viewpoint-theres-no-difference-between-hillary-and-trump-ron-paul/

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. – Thomas Sowell
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    5 Reasons Trump Must Be Stopped
    Here are five reasons why.
    Trumpism Perverts Conservatism Itself.
    Everything I wrote about Romney then applies exponentially more to Trump now. Trump, as I’ve detailed, is not conservative on virtually any issue. He will grow government, not shrink it. He believes in the unchecked power of the executive branch. He does not believe in traditional Constitutional rights. And yet he pitches himself as a conservative, as an heir to Reagan, even though Trump’s heaviest base of support comes from primary voters who have “liberal positions on economic issues,” according to the RAND Corporation.
    Destroying The Perception of Conservatism.
    Trump says he’s fighting political correctness, but he’s not: he’s just gross. Playing footsie with David Duke and the KKK isn’t politically incorrect; it’s tacitly endorsing racism, and it undermines decades of hard work fighting the left’s lies about conservative racism.
    Fracturing The Republican Party Beyond Repair.
    Ushering In An Era Of European Politics. Trump is a European-style response to the European-style leftism of Barack Obama. He’s a soft European-style populist, from his interventionist economics to his closed-borders foreign policy.
    Trump Will Lose. Trump’s supporters say that Trump is a last-gasp attempt to beat Hillary Clinton – nobody else can beat her. She’s unstoppable. The polls don’t show that. In fact, polls consistently show Trump losing to Hillary.
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/3791/5-reasons-trump-must-be-stopped-ben-shapiro

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    Setting the record straight! Trump says he ‘always’ gets compliments on his ‘most beautiful hands’ http://twitchy.com/2016/03/01/setting-the-record-straight-trump-says-he-always-gets-compliments-on-his-most-beautiful-hands/

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    Exclusive: Rep. Scott Rigell tells VA Republicans, #NeverTrump – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/01/exclusive-rep-scott-rigell-tells-va-republicans-nevertrump/

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    Andrew Breitbart died four years ago today.
    And Andrew Breitbart would weep to see what has happened to his site.

    The 29-year-old [Bethany] Mandel, who writes for The Federalist, a conservative/libertarian web site that often inveighs against Trump, is a pugnacious online presence who frequently crosses swords with self-avowed acolytes of the Republican presidential frontrunner.

    She has especially tangled with Breitbart News, the rabble-rousing, Trump-friendly Web site—named for its late founder, culture warrior Andrew Breitbart—that regularly savages the GOP establishment, the media elite, the Washington consultant class, and the Fox News Channel, which it likes to portray as the willing enabler of all these sinister forces.

    http://moelane.com/2016/03/01/andrew-breitbart-died-four-years-ago-today/

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    Exclusive: Rep. Scott Rigell tells VA Republicans, #NeverTrump – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/01/exclusive-rep-scott-rigell-tells-va-republicans-nevertrump/

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    UH OH: N.Y. appeals court REVIVES fraud claim against Trump University http://therightscoop.com/uh-oh-n-y-appeals-court-revives-fraud-claim-against-trump-university/

    UH OH: N.Y. appeals court REVIVES fraud claim against Trump University
    I’m sure The Donald isn’t going to like this news at all. However, he’s probably pleased it didn’t come out yesterday:

    REUTERS – A New York appeals court on Tuesday revived a fraud claim the state attorney general brought against Trump University, a for-profit investment program.

    The ruling came in a case New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed against the Trump venture in 2013.

    The state accused the venture of misleading students into paying for programs they thought came from a licensed university, according to Tuesday’s decision by the Appellate Division, First Department in Manhattan.

    The New York Attorney General claimed the Trump venture misrepresented that Trump himself handpicked instructors, the decision said. He also accused Donald Trump of having a significant role in Trump University’s operations.

    The lawsuit accused the venture of using “bait and switch” tactics to steer enrollees into higher cost seminars.

    Bait and switch. This is exactly what many are worried about in this election.

    After all, Trump said he could become anything he wanted.
    http://therightscoop.com/uh-oh-n-y-appeals-court-revives-fraud-claim-against-trump-university/

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    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser | RedState http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Do Not Choose To Lose
    Sometimes, losing is a choice. And if the Republican Party nominates Hillary Clinton donor and Clinton Foundation donor Donald Trump to be its presidential candidate, the choice to lose to Hillary will already have been made, and the only question will be how to manage the scale and collateral consequences of the defeat. Nobody should go to the polls Tuesday under the delusional impression that a vote for Trump is anything other than a choice to ensure that Hillary Clinton is the 45th President of the United States.
    [..]
    Head-to-Head National Polls
    Head-to-head general election polling during primary season is not the most reliable of indicators, but since we obviously can’t get post-primary polls until the primaries are over, it’s all we have in terms of polling evidence, so it’s as good a place as any to start. Here’s where the national general election polling averages stood as of this weekend:
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/rubio-trump-hillary-2-27-16-620×793.jpg
    You will notice not only that Trump trails Hillary by almost 3 points while Rubio leads her by almost 5, but also that Rubio has been steadily gaining ground on Hillary – he leads 12 of the last 14 polls (Hillary leads by 1 in the other two) and 15 of the last 20. Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    Favorability Polls
    Besides head-to-head matchups, an early polling indicator to watch is favorable vs unfavorable ratings with voters, or “fav/unfav”. The more unpopular a candidate is, the harder it is to come back with undecided voters.

    RCP has Trump’s fav/unfav at 34.4 favorable, 57.8 unfavorable (-23.4), so far underwater that it would be nearly impossible to win. How bad are Trump’s numbers? Barack Obama at this point in 2008 was at 69.0 fav/23.0 unfav (+46).
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/trump-unfav-2-28-16.jpg
    Gallup, in a January poll, found that Trump – if nominated – would have the most unfavorable rating of any nominee from either party in the quarter century since it started polling the question,
    Head-to-Head State-By-State Polls
    Ideally, since Presidential elections are conducted at the state rather than national level, we could supplement our national polling with robust state-by-state poll averages.

    That said, the evidence we have from the state-level polling is consistent with the national polling: Rubio runs well ahead of Trump, winning states Trump loses, keeping close in states where Trump gets blown out. Of the 13 ‘battleground’ states where we have polling for both candidates, Rubio runs better than Trump in 11 of them, eight of those by 5 points or better, three by double digits (including New Hampshire, where Trump beat Rubio by 24 in the primary – a reminder that primary pluralities and general election majorities are two radically different things).
    #NeverTrump Polls
    A key problem Trump faces is the threat that a lot of Republicans (myself included) simply won’t vote for him in November. This, too, is a hard thing to measure at this juncture – when emotions are running high in a primary, it’s not that unusual to see people swearing they won’t vote for the nominee, then coming home in the fall.
    Could The Polls Be Wrong?
    Trump has also had the advantage of running against an all-male field that is less directly able to exploit his notoriously disrespectful and boorish treatment of women. Hillary Clinton, who is running mainly on her gender and whose greatest asset is the sympathy she engenders for putting up with Bill’s infidelities, couldn’t ask for a more perfect foil than a thrice-married serial adulterer.

    And that is before we get into Trump’s notoriously brittle temperament; we’ve seen him rattle badly at setbacks (losing Iowa) and provocations large (Rubio and Cruz going hard and personal at him in debates) and small (Megyn Kelly asking him questions). The one thing that keeps him out of full meltdown is his ability to recite his strong standing in the polls and his wins in primaries. But in a general election where he starts out behind, he will have that thrown constantly in his face instead.
    Choosing Defeat
    But even in light of everything that has brought us to this pass, there is no rational reason whatsoever to think Donald Trump will be able to beat Hillary Clinton, and every reason to think nominating him would throw away an election Republicans otherwise would have a very strong chance to win.

    Don’t do it. Don’t surrender. A vote for Trump is a vote to lose to Hillary. A vote for Rubio (or for Cruz) is a vote to defeat her. After 8 years of battles to get ourselves to the point where we might actually be able to beat the Democrats and do something with the victory, let’s not just choose to roll over lose on purpose.
    http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

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    UH OH: N.Y. appeals court REVIVES fraud claim against Trump University http://therightscoop.com/uh-oh-n-y-appeals-court-revives-fraud-claim-against-trump-university/

    UH OH: N.Y. appeals court REVIVES fraud claim against Trump University
    I’m sure The Donald isn’t going to like this news at all. However, he’s probably pleased it didn’t come out yesterday:

    REUTERS – A New York appeals court on Tuesday revived a fraud claim the state attorney general brought against Trump University, a for-profit investment program.

    The ruling came in a case New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed against the Trump venture in 2013.

    The state accused the venture of misleading students into paying for programs they thought came from a licensed university, according to Tuesday’s decision by the Appellate Division, First Department in Manhattan.

    The New York Attorney General claimed the Trump venture misrepresented that Trump himself handpicked instructors, the decision said. He also accused Donald Trump of having a significant role in Trump University’s operations.

    The lawsuit accused the venture of using “bait and switch” tactics to steer enrollees into higher cost seminars.

    Bait and switch. This is exactly what many are worried about in this election.

    After all, Trump said he could become anything he wanted.
    http://therightscoop.com/uh-oh-n-y-appeals-court-revives-fraud-claim-against-trump-university/

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    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser | RedState http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Do Not Choose To Lose
    Sometimes, losing is a choice. And if the Republican Party nominates Hillary Clinton donor and Clinton Foundation donor Donald Trump to be its presidential candidate, the choice to lose to Hillary will already have been made, and the only question will be how to manage the scale and collateral consequences of the defeat. Nobody should go to the polls Tuesday under the delusional impression that a vote for Trump is anything other than a choice to ensure that Hillary Clinton is the 45th President of the United States.
    [..]
    Head-to-Head National Polls
    Head-to-head general election polling during primary season is not the most reliable of indicators, but since we obviously can’t get post-primary polls until the primaries are over, it’s all we have in terms of polling evidence, so it’s as good a place as any to start. Here’s where the national general election polling averages stood as of this weekend:
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/rubio-trump-hillary-2-27-16-620×793.jpg
    You will notice not only that Trump trails Hillary by almost 3 points while Rubio leads her by almost 5, but also that Rubio has been steadily gaining ground on Hillary – he leads 12 of the last 14 polls (Hillary leads by 1 in the other two) and 15 of the last 20. Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    Favorability Polls
    Besides head-to-head matchups, an early polling indicator to watch is favorable vs unfavorable ratings with voters, or “fav/unfav”. The more unpopular a candidate is, the harder it is to come back with undecided voters.

    RCP has Trump’s fav/unfav at 34.4 favorable, 57.8 unfavorable (-23.4), so far underwater that it would be nearly impossible to win. How bad are Trump’s numbers? Barack Obama at this point in 2008 was at 69.0 fav/23.0 unfav (+46).
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/trump-unfav-2-28-16.jpg
    Gallup, in a January poll, found that Trump – if nominated – would have the most unfavorable rating of any nominee from either party in the quarter century since it started polling the question,
    Head-to-Head State-By-State Polls
    Ideally, since Presidential elections are conducted at the state rather than national level, we could supplement our national polling with robust state-by-state poll averages.

    That said, the evidence we have from the state-level polling is consistent with the national polling: Rubio runs well ahead of Trump, winning states Trump loses, keeping close in states where Trump gets blown out. Of the 13 ‘battleground’ states where we have polling for both candidates, Rubio runs better than Trump in 11 of them, eight of those by 5 points or better, three by double digits (including New Hampshire, where Trump beat Rubio by 24 in the primary – a reminder that primary pluralities and general election majorities are two radically different things).
    #NeverTrump Polls
    A key problem Trump faces is the threat that a lot of Republicans (myself included) simply won’t vote for him in November. This, too, is a hard thing to measure at this juncture – when emotions are running high in a primary, it’s not that unusual to see people swearing they won’t vote for the nominee, then coming home in the fall.
    Could The Polls Be Wrong?
    Trump has also had the advantage of running against an all-male field that is less directly able to exploit his notoriously disrespectful and boorish treatment of women. Hillary Clinton, who is running mainly on her gender and whose greatest asset is the sympathy she engenders for putting up with Bill’s infidelities, couldn’t ask for a more perfect foil than a thrice-married serial adulterer.

    And that is before we get into Trump’s notoriously brittle temperament; we’ve seen him rattle badly at setbacks (losing Iowa) and provocations large (Rubio and Cruz going hard and personal at him in debates) and small (Megyn Kelly asking him questions). The one thing that keeps him out of full meltdown is his ability to recite his strong standing in the polls and his wins in primaries. But in a general election where he starts out behind, he will have that thrown constantly in his face instead.
    Choosing Defeat
    But even in light of everything that has brought us to this pass, there is no rational reason whatsoever to think Donald Trump will be able to beat Hillary Clinton, and every reason to think nominating him would throw away an election Republicans otherwise would have a very strong chance to win.

    Don’t do it. Don’t surrender. A vote for Trump is a vote to lose to Hillary. A vote for Rubio (or for Cruz) is a vote to defeat her. After 8 years of battles to get ourselves to the point where we might actually be able to beat the Democrats and do something with the victory, let’s not just choose to roll over lose on purpose.
    http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

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    Donald Trump’s Internet Brigade Troll Ted Cruz With Drop Out Rumor | RedState http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/03/01/donald-trumps-brigade-troll-ted-cruz-drop-rumor/

    Donald Trump’s Internet Brigade Troll Ted Cruz With Drop Out Rumor
    It is Super Tuesday. Today is critical because today is the day that America will choose whether or not it is Donald Trump who is in the cat bird’s seat to win the GOP nomination And Twitter and the Internet is all abuzz with rumors. The rumors have one thing in common: they are designed to hurt Ted Cruz, the only Trump opponent who might plausibly win a state today.

    The first one it that Ted Cruz has made a deal that he will drop out of the race in favor of Marco Rubio in exchange for a nomination to the Supreme Court. The source of this is long time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone:
    You have to give Stone credit. He definitely knows where to go to to get his rumor volume revved up to eleven.

    There are also screen caps of alleged news stories circulating on Twitter saying that Cruz will drop out and endorse Trump.
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/03/fake-news-1.jpg
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/03/fake-news-2.jpg
    http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/03/01/donald-trumps-brigade-troll-ted-cruz-drop-rumor/

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    Republicans want to cut government spending? Not these Trump supporters « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/03/01/republicans-want-to-cut-government-spending-not-these-trump-supporters/ via @hotairblog

    Republicans want to cut government spending? Not these Trump supporters http://fw.to/6X59RNH

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    Donald Trump’s Internet Brigade Troll Ted Cruz With Drop Out Rumor | RedState http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/03/01/donald-trumps-brigade-troll-ted-cruz-drop-rumor/

    Donald Trump’s Internet Brigade Troll Ted Cruz With Drop Out Rumor
    It is Super Tuesday. Today is critical because today is the day that America will choose whether or not it is Donald Trump who is in the cat bird’s seat to win the GOP nomination And Twitter and the Internet is all abuzz with rumors. The rumors have one thing in common: they are designed to hurt Ted Cruz, the only Trump opponent who might plausibly win a state today.

    The first one it that Ted Cruz has made a deal that he will drop out of the race in favor of Marco Rubio in exchange for a nomination to the Supreme Court. The source of this is long time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone:
    You have to give Stone credit. He definitely knows where to go to to get his rumor volume revved up to eleven.

    There are also screen caps of alleged news stories circulating on Twitter saying that Cruz will drop out and endorse Trump.
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/03/fake-news-1.jpg
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/03/fake-news-2.jpg
    http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/03/01/donald-trumps-brigade-troll-ted-cruz-drop-rumor/

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    Drumpf Canard
    Donald Trump’s ancestors changed their surname from “Drumpf” to “Trump,” but the exact timing of that change wasn’t clear.
    Claim: Donald Trump’s ancestors changed their surname from “Drumpf” to “Trump.”
    Mostly True
    WHAT’S TRUE: The surname “Trump” originally was “Drumpf.”

    WHAT’S FALSE: Donald Trump was once named “Donald Drumpf.”

    WHAT’S Undetermined: When “Drumpf” became “Trump” chronologically.
    Origin:On 28 February 2016, the host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver launched into a lengthy segment about Donald Trump, which culminated with encouragement from Oliver to use Trump’s ancestral surname, “Drumpf.” (The relevant portion begins at around 18:40):
    https://youtu.be/DnpO_RTSNmQ
    On 2 September 2015, the New York Daily News was one of the outlets reporting on Ancestry.com’s release of multiple historical records of prominent families. Several of the documents belonged to the Trump family:

    Fred Trump, born Friedrich Drumpf, in Kallstadt, Germany, in 1869, had an estate worth $500,000 in today’s dollars when he died in Queens on May 30, 1918, at age 49.

    To confuse the issue, a September 2015 New York Times profile reported that Trump’s grandfather used “Drumpf” after emigrating:

    His father, Fred Trump, was a developer who built tens of thousands of affordable apartments in the 1950s and 60s for the working-class residents of Brooklyn and Queens. He was known for sober management, thriftiness and humble dedication to his work. When he died in 1999, age 93, his obituary in The Times noted that he mixed his own floor-cleaning chemicals. Fred’s father was a German immigrant — Friedrich Drumpf — who was an innkeeper in the Yukon gold rush.

    Speculation over when “Drumpf” became “Trump” wasn’t new, either. A 19 April 2011 International Business Times article claimed it was Frederick Trump who altered the spelling:

    For one thing, “Trump” is not his real name.

    The Donald’s grandfather was a German immigrant named Frederick Drumpf who emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and became a naturalized citizen in 1892.

    [..]
    Trump himself mentioned the name change in passing in his 2004 book Trump: Think Like a Billionaire:http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/drumpf2.png
    It was true Trump’s family surname was originally “Drumpf,” but the exact timing of the name change still isn’t clear. Biographer Gwenda Blair appeared to have traced the switch to “Trump” to the 1600s, but she later said that “Friedrich Drumpf” emigrated to the United States in 1885, a statement that appeared to contradict her prior writing.

    At any rate, neither Trump nor his father ever bore the surname Drumpf, and whether Trump’s grandfather had also anglicized the name at some point remained unclear.
    http://www.snopes.com/donald-drumpf/

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    Republicans want to cut government spending? Not these Trump supporters « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/03/01/republicans-want-to-cut-government-spending-not-these-trump-supporters/ via @hotairblog

    Republicans want to cut government spending? Not these Trump supporters http://fw.to/6X59RNH

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    Max Lucado: Shouldn’t We Demand a President Be Decent? http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/03/01/max-lucado/?

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    Christian Post: Donald Trump Is a Scam, Evangelical Voters Back Away http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/03/01/christian-post-donald-trump-is-a-scam-evangelical-voters-back-away/?

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    The Party of Trump http://tws.io/1QloD3X via @WeeklyStandard

    The Party of Trump
    Trump condemns anyone he dislikes – and goes soft on David Duke and the KKK.
    In the craziest weekend of a crazy campaign year, the 2016 Republican presidential race focused on a question that one might have expected in the 1920s or the 1950s. Does the Republican frontrunner want the support of David Duke, the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists?

    Welcome to the 2016 election and Republican party of Donald J. Trump.

    It has been an eventful few days for Trump before the Super Tuesday contests on March 1:

    *On Friday, Trump promised to impose severe restrictions on the free press if elected president. “Believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems,” Trump said, speaking about the media. “They’re going to have such problems.”

    Then, he got specific: “I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. … So that when the New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace — or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons — write a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected.”
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-party-of-trump/article/2001337

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    Max Lucado: Shouldn’t We Demand a President Be Decent? http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/03/01/max-lucado/?

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    Christian Post: Donald Trump Is a Scam, Evangelical Voters Back Away http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/03/01/christian-post-donald-trump-is-a-scam-evangelical-voters-back-away/?

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    The Party of Trump http://tws.io/1QloD3X via @WeeklyStandard

    The Party of Trump
    Trump condemns anyone he dislikes – and goes soft on David Duke and the KKK.
    In the craziest weekend of a crazy campaign year, the 2016 Republican presidential race focused on a question that one might have expected in the 1920s or the 1950s. Does the Republican frontrunner want the support of David Duke, the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists?

    Welcome to the 2016 election and Republican party of Donald J. Trump.

    It has been an eventful few days for Trump before the Super Tuesday contests on March 1:

    *On Friday, Trump promised to impose severe restrictions on the free press if elected president. “Believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems,” Trump said, speaking about the media. “They’re going to have such problems.”

    Then, he got specific: “I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. … So that when the New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace — or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons — write a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected.”
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-party-of-trump/article/2001337

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    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-scam-evangelical-voters-back-away-cp-editorial-158813/

    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)
    Editors’ Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.
    We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.

    As the most popular evangelical news website in the United States and the world, we feel compelled by our moral responsibility to our readers to make clear that Donald Trump does not represent the interests of evangelicals and would be a dangerous leader for our country.

    Trump claims to be a Christian, yet says he has never asked for forgiveness.

    While God, in His wondrous creativity, has drawn people to Himself through the saving grace of Jesus Christ in many different ways, there are certain non-negotiable actions needed to become a Christian: One must repent of their sins and follow Christ as Lord and Savior. Trump doesn’t talk this way, even when urged to.

    Further, his words and actions do not demonstrate the “fruit of the spirit.”

    Trump is a misogynist and philanderer. He demeans women and minorities. His preferred forms of communication are insults, obscenities and untruths. While Christians have been guilty of all of these, we, unlike Trump, acknowledge our sins, ask for forgiveness and seek restitution with the aid of the Holy Spirit and our community of believers.
    [..]
    Trump has been surrounded by controversy for decades because of his untruthfulness, questionable business practices, reported association with organized crime, and abrupt changes in fundamental positions. Many of these controversies involve defrauding the working class and decisions that compromised American workers. He has taken a political position both pro and con on virtually every subject and major political party. This should give evangelicals great pause and concern about supporting such a mercurial and chameleon-like candidate. Past performance is the best predictor of future behavior.

    Trump said he wants to make it easier to sue newspapers that criticize him. When it was pointed out to him Sunday that he would have to amend the Constitution’s freedom of speech and freedom of press clauses, Trump was unmoved, simply noting that England has weaker protections for the press.

    Many evangelicals, including our friends, have criticized Trump on our own opinion page and elsewhere, such as Matt Barber, Dr. Michael Brown, Kristi Burton Brown, Susan Stamper Brown, Rev. Mark Creech, Wallace Henley, E.W. Jackson, Max Lucado, Dr. Russell Moore and Rep. Reid Ribble. If Trump were to become president we fear he would use the levers of government power to silence them and others.

    We are already concerned about the expansion of executive power to dangerous and unconstitutional extremes in the current and previous administrations. Plus, in just the past year we have seen Christians put out of business and jailed for living according to the dictates of their faith.

    Trump, an admirer of Vladimir Putin and other dictatorial leaders, may claim to be your friend and protector now, but as his history indicates, without your full support he will turn on you, and use whatever power is within his means to punish you.

    This is a critical time in American history and we call on all Christians to pray for personal repentance, divine forgiveness and spiritual awakening for our nation. It is not the time for Donald Trump.
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-scam-evangelical-voters-back-away-cp-editorial-158813/

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    Hillary Clinton’s Plan To Stop Trump? Use The Men In Her Life …Barrack And Bill http://www.weaselzippers.us/259467-hillary-clintons-plan-to-stop-trump-use-the-men-in-her-life-barrack-and-bill/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Trump Loses Effort To Get Judge To Toss Out Fraud Case Against Trump University http://www.weaselzippers.us/259479-trump-loses-effort-to-get-judge-to-toss-out-fraud-case-against-trump-university/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-scam-evangelical-voters-back-away-cp-editorial-158813/

    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)
    Editors’ Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.
    We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.

    As the most popular evangelical news website in the United States and the world, we feel compelled by our moral responsibility to our readers to make clear that Donald Trump does not represent the interests of evangelicals and would be a dangerous leader for our country.

    Trump claims to be a Christian, yet says he has never asked for forgiveness.

    While God, in His wondrous creativity, has drawn people to Himself through the saving grace of Jesus Christ in many different ways, there are certain non-negotiable actions needed to become a Christian: One must repent of their sins and follow Christ as Lord and Savior. Trump doesn’t talk this way, even when urged to.

    Further, his words and actions do not demonstrate the “fruit of the spirit.”

    Trump is a misogynist and philanderer. He demeans women and minorities. His preferred forms of communication are insults, obscenities and untruths. While Christians have been guilty of all of these, we, unlike Trump, acknowledge our sins, ask for forgiveness and seek restitution with the aid of the Holy Spirit and our community of believers.
    [..]
    Trump has been surrounded by controversy for decades because of his untruthfulness, questionable business practices, reported association with organized crime, and abrupt changes in fundamental positions. Many of these controversies involve defrauding the working class and decisions that compromised American workers. He has taken a political position both pro and con on virtually every subject and major political party. This should give evangelicals great pause and concern about supporting such a mercurial and chameleon-like candidate. Past performance is the best predictor of future behavior.

    Trump said he wants to make it easier to sue newspapers that criticize him. When it was pointed out to him Sunday that he would have to amend the Constitution’s freedom of speech and freedom of press clauses, Trump was unmoved, simply noting that England has weaker protections for the press.

    Many evangelicals, including our friends, have criticized Trump on our own opinion page and elsewhere, such as Matt Barber, Dr. Michael Brown, Kristi Burton Brown, Susan Stamper Brown, Rev. Mark Creech, Wallace Henley, E.W. Jackson, Max Lucado, Dr. Russell Moore and Rep. Reid Ribble. If Trump were to become president we fear he would use the levers of government power to silence them and others.

    We are already concerned about the expansion of executive power to dangerous and unconstitutional extremes in the current and previous administrations. Plus, in just the past year we have seen Christians put out of business and jailed for living according to the dictates of their faith.

    Trump, an admirer of Vladimir Putin and other dictatorial leaders, may claim to be your friend and protector now, but as his history indicates, without your full support he will turn on you, and use whatever power is within his means to punish you.

    This is a critical time in American history and we call on all Christians to pray for personal repentance, divine forgiveness and spiritual awakening for our nation. It is not the time for Donald Trump.
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-scam-evangelical-voters-back-away-cp-editorial-158813/

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    Hillary Clinton’s Plan To Stop Trump? Use The Men In Her Life …Barrack And Bill http://www.weaselzippers.us/259467-hillary-clintons-plan-to-stop-trump-use-the-men-in-her-life-barrack-and-bill/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Trump Loses Effort To Get Judge To Toss Out Fraud Case Against Trump University http://www.weaselzippers.us/259479-trump-loses-effort-to-get-judge-to-toss-out-fraud-case-against-trump-university/ via @WeaselZippers

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    BREAKING! TRUMP WINS Alabama, Massatrumpets, and Tennesee!!!! UPDATE: Virginia TOO!! http://therightscoop.com/breaking-trump-wins-alabama-massatrumpets-and-tennesee-supertuesday/

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    David Axelrod: Georgia Voters Are Poor And Dumb, That’s Why Trump Won http://www.weaselzippers.us/259519-david-axelrod-georgia-voters-are-poor-and-dumb-thats-why-trump-won/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Trump to drop out at 9 because of need for emergency hand-lengthening surgery— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 1, 2016

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    David Axelrod: Georgia Voters Are Poor And Dumb, That’s Why Trump Won http://www.weaselzippers.us/259519-david-axelrod-georgia-voters-are-poor-and-dumb-thats-why-trump-won/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Trump to drop out at 9 because of need for emergency hand-lengthening surgery— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 1, 2016

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    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser | RedState http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Head-to-Head National Polls
    Head-to-head general election polling during primary season is not the most reliable of indicators, but since we obviously can’t get post-primary polls until the primaries are over, it’s all we have in terms of polling evidence, so it’s as good a place as any to start. Here’s where the national general election polling averages stood as of this weekend:
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/rubio-trump-hillary-2-27-16-620×793.jpg
    You will notice not only that Trump trails Hillary by almost 3 points while Rubio leads her by almost 5, but also that Rubio has been steadily gaining ground on Hillary – he leads 12 of the last 14 polls (Hillary leads by 1 in the other two) and 15 of the last 20. Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    Favorability Polls
    Besides head-to-head matchups, an early polling indicator to watch is favorable vs unfavorable ratings with voters, or “fav/unfav”. The more unpopular a candidate is, the harder it is to come back with undecided voters.

    RCP has Trump’s fav/unfav at 34.4 favorable, 57.8 unfavorable (-23.4), so far underwater that it would be nearly impossible to win. How bad are Trump’s numbers? Barack Obama at this point in 2008 was at 69.0 fav/23.0 unfav (+46).
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/trump-unfav-2-28-16.jpg
    Gallup, in a January poll, found that Trump – if nominated – would have the most unfavorable rating of any nominee from either party in the quarter century since it started polling the question,
    Head-to-Head State-By-State Polls
    Ideally, since Presidential elections are conducted at the state rather than national level, we could supplement our national polling with robust state-by-state poll averages.
    That said, the evidence we have from the state-level polling is consistent with the national polling.
    http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

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    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser | RedState http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Head-to-Head National Polls
    Head-to-head general election polling during primary season is not the most reliable of indicators, but since we obviously can’t get post-primary polls until the primaries are over, it’s all we have in terms of polling evidence, so it’s as good a place as any to start. Here’s where the national general election polling averages stood as of this weekend:
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/rubio-trump-hillary-2-27-16-620×793.jpg
    You will notice not only that Trump trails Hillary by almost 3 points while Rubio leads her by almost 5, but also that Rubio has been steadily gaining ground on Hillary – he leads 12 of the last 14 polls (Hillary leads by 1 in the other two) and 15 of the last 20. Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    Favorability Polls
    Besides head-to-head matchups, an early polling indicator to watch is favorable vs unfavorable ratings with voters, or “fav/unfav”. The more unpopular a candidate is, the harder it is to come back with undecided voters.

    RCP has Trump’s fav/unfav at 34.4 favorable, 57.8 unfavorable (-23.4), so far underwater that it would be nearly impossible to win. How bad are Trump’s numbers? Barack Obama at this point in 2008 was at 69.0 fav/23.0 unfav (+46).
    http://www.redstate.com/uploads/2016/02/trump-unfav-2-28-16.jpg
    Gallup, in a January poll, found that Trump – if nominated – would have the most unfavorable rating of any nominee from either party in the quarter century since it started polling the question,
    Head-to-Head State-By-State Polls
    Ideally, since Presidential elections are conducted at the state rather than national level, we could supplement our national polling with robust state-by-state poll averages.
    That said, the evidence we have from the state-level polling is consistent with the national polling.
    http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

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    “If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.”
    ― Friedrich Hayek

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    The goal of socialism is communism.
    Vladimir Lenin

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    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser | RedState http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    http://www.redstate. com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

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    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser | RedState http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

    A Vote For Trump is a Vote For Hillary Clinton: Why Trump Is A Sure Loser
    Trump, by contrast, is flat-out lying when he claims to lead Hillary in every poll – out of 45 polls in RCP’s database, Trump leads Hillary in only 5, is tied in 2 others, and trails in 38 of them.
    http://www.redstate. com/dan_mclaughlin/2016/03/01/vote-trump-vote-make-hillary-clinton/

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    Drumpf Canard
    Donald Trump’s ancestors changed their surname from “Drumpf” to “Trump,” but the exact timing of that change wasn’t clear.
    Claim: Donald Trump’s ancestors changed their surname from “Drumpf” to “Trump.”
    Mostly True
    WHAT’S TRUE: The surname “Trump” originally was “Drumpf.”

    WHAT’S FALSE: Donald Trump was once named “Donald Drumpf.”

    WHAT’S Undetermined: When “Drumpf” became “Trump” chronologically.
    Origin:On 28 February 2016, the host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver launched into a lengthy segment about Donald Trump, which culminated with encouragement from Oliver to use Trump’s ancestral surname, “Drumpf.” (The relevant portion begins at around 18:40):
    https://youtu.be/DnpO_RTSNmQ
    On 2 September 2015, the New York Daily News was one of the outlets reporting on Ancestry.com’s release of multiple historical records of prominent families. Several of the documents belonged to the Trump family:

    Fred Trump, born Friedrich Drumpf, in Kallstadt, Germany, in 1869, had an estate worth $500,000 in today’s dollars when he died in Queens on May 30, 1918, at age 49.

    To confuse the issue, a September 2015 New York Times profile reported that Trump’s grandfather used “Drumpf” after emigrating:

    His father, Fred Trump, was a developer who built tens of thousands of affordable apartments in the 1950s and 60s for the working-class residents of Brooklyn and Queens. He was known for sober management, thriftiness and humble dedication to his work. When he died in 1999, age 93, his obituary in The Times noted that he mixed his own floor-cleaning chemicals. Fred’s father was a German immigrant — Friedrich Drumpf — who was an innkeeper in the Yukon gold rush.

    Speculation over when “Drumpf” became “Trump” wasn’t new, either. A 19 April 2011 International Business Times article claimed it was Frederick Trump who altered the spelling:

    For one thing, “Trump” is not his real name.

    The Donald’s grandfather was a German immigrant named Frederick Drumpf who emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and became a naturalized citizen in 1892.

    [..]
    Trump himself mentioned the name change in passing in his 2004 book Trump: Think Like a Billionaire:http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/drumpf2.png
    It was true Trump’s family surname was originally “Drumpf,” but the exact timing of the name change still isn’t clear. Biographer Gwenda Blair appeared to have traced the switch to “Trump” to the 1600s, but she later said that “Friedrich Drumpf” emigrated to the United States in 1885, a statement that appeared to contradict her prior writing.

    At any rate, neither Trump nor his father ever bore the surname Drumpf, and whether Trump’s grandfather had also anglicized the name at some point remained unclear.
    http://www.snopes.com/donald-drumpf/

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    Trump Flip-Flops On Immigration, Reverses Literally 60 Minutes After Debate http://www.dailywire.com/news/3902/trump-flip-flops-immigration-reverses-back-joshua-yasmeh

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    Trump Flip-Flops On Immigration, Reverses Literally 60 Minutes After Debate http://www.dailywire.com/news/3902/trump-flip-flops-immigration-reverses-back-joshua-yasmeh

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    A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
    – Benjamin Franklin

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    “Crash programs fail because they are based on the theory that, with
    nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month.” Wernher Von Braun

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    “A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the Federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house… The law will of necessity have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it men will be hailed into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the tax payer. An army of Federal inspectors, spies and detectives will descend upon the state… Who of us who have had knowledge of the doings of the Federal officials in the Internal Revenue Service can be blind to what will follow?” – Richard E. Byrd, speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, arguing against the 16th Amendment which authorized the Federal Income Tax

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    “The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.” Nelson Rockefeller

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    For those who want a good reference on the Drumpf issue:

    Drumpf Canard
    Claim: Donald Trump’s ancestors changed their surname from “Drumpf” to “Trump.”
    Mostly True
    WHAT’S TRUE: The surname “Trump” originally was “Drumpf.”
    WHAT’S Undetermined: When “Drumpf” became “Trump” chronologically.
    Origin:On 28 February 2016, the host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver launched into a lengthy segment about Donald Trump, which culminated with encouragement from Oliver to use Trump’s ancestral surname, “Drumpf.” (The relevant portion begins at around 18:40):
    https://youtu.be/DnpO_RTSNmQ
    On 2 September 2015, the New York Daily News was one of the outlets reporting on Ancestry.com’s release of multiple historical records of prominent families. Several of the documents belonged to the Trump family:

    Fred Trump, born Friedrich Drumpf, in Kallstadt, Germany, in 1869, had an estate worth $500,000 in today’s dollars when he died in Queens on May 30, 1918, at age 49.

    To confuse the issue, a September 2015 New York Times profile reported that Trump’s grandfather used “Drumpf” after emigrating:

    His father, Fred Trump, was a developer who built tens of thousands of affordable apartments in the 1950s and 60s for the working-class residents of Brooklyn and Queens. He was known for sober management, thriftiness and humble dedication to his work. When he died in 1999, age 93, his obituary in The Times noted that he mixed his own floor-cleaning chemicals. Fred’s father was a German immigrant — Friedrich Drumpf — who was an innkeeper in the Yukon gold rush.

    http://www.snopes.com/donald-drumpf/

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    Reuters: Media calculates financial damage from giving Trump free air time – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/02/reuters-media-calculates-financial-damage-from-giving-trump-free-air-time/

    Reuters: Media calculates financial damage from giving Trump free air time
    For ’tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard. Donald Trump’s meteoric rise in the GOP nomination fight has come in large part from his skillful use of “earned media” — free coverage, in other words, by media outlets. Trump’s campaign has spent almost no money on advertising, at least so far, in large part because they don’t need to do so. Their candidate gets wall-to-wall coverage thanks to his outrageous statements and larger-than-life persona, while other candidates have to spends tens of millions hoping in vain to keep up.

    Now that other candidates (Jeb Bush especially) have packed it up, suddenly media outlets are looking at the cost of giving the milk for free rather than selling the cow. Reuters reported yesterday that “Trump’s low advertising spending weighs on U.S. broadcasters.” No kidding!
    […]
    Small wonder, then, that those who see the media as a malevolent force love the impact that Trump has had on the industry. He’s managed to get them to eat themselves by pursuing his outsize persona as a ratings draw. Instead of covering the circus, so to speak, they joined the circus — and now they’re paying a big price for it. There is a lesson to be learned from this, but so far, it doesn’t appear that the mainstream media has begun to learn it yet.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/02/reuters-media-calculates-financial-damage-from-giving-trump-free-air-time/

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    Palin Endorsement Does Nothing For Alaska As Cruz Wins It… http://www.weaselzippers.us/259612-palin-endorsement-does-nothing-for-alaska-as-cruz-wins-it/ via @WeaselZippers

    Sarah Palin endorsement fails as Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump to win Alaska http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/2/palin-endorsement-doesnt-carry-trump-to-alaska-win

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    Trump Threatens Paul Ryan, Says He Will Pay “A Big Price” If He Gets In His Way… http://www.weaselzippers.us/259603-trump-threatens-paul-ryan-says-he-will-pay-a-big-price-if-he-gets-in-his-way/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Dems: Trump may get us a SCOTUS win http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/trump-obama-supreme-court-win-220126

    Dems: Trump may get us a SCOTUS win
    Donald Trump may be President Barack Obama’s best hope of getting a justice on the Supreme Court.

    With the billionaire developer steaming towards the GOP presidential nomination, Democrats are planning a new offensive linking Trump to the Senate GOP’s refusal to move on a court nominee.

    Both are the same kinds of extremism, Democrats say, arguing that Senate Republicans now have to prove they can govern by moving forward on a new justice — and distance themselves from the Trump chaos.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/trump-obama-supreme-court-win-220126

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    When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on earth can
    imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. – F. Douglass

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    http://alltherightsnark.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/close.jpg

    This Close To Ronald Reagan II In Our Lifetime – http://go.shr.lc/1UzbA1X via @shareaholic

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    A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
    – Benjamin Franklin

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    BREAKING: Ted Cruz just had their BIGGEST month of fundraising yet! http://therightscoop.com/breaking-ted-cruz-just-had-their-biggest-month-of-fundraising-yet/

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    “A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the Federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house… The law will of necessity have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it men will be hailed into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the tax payer. An army of Federal inspectors, spies and detectives will descend upon the state… Who of us who have had knowledge of the doings of the Federal officials in the Internal Revenue Service can be blind to what will follow?” – Richard E. Byrd, speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, arguing against the 16th Amendment which authorized the Federal Income Tax

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    The French Revolution comes to America – Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/02/the-french-revolution-comes-to-america/

    For Trump Supporters, a Reckoning Is at Hand http://natl.re/WXpxry via @NRO

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    The goal of socialism is communism.
    Vladimir Lenin

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    Donald Trump’s Nomination Will Have Real, Lasting Upsides
    http://newrepublic.com/article/130962/donald-trumps-nomination-will-real-lasting-upsides

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    Trump Pals Around with George Soros
    Not only has Trump funded open borders politicians like Schumer, Durbin, McCain, Graham and Menendez, but he’s also been bailed out by George Soros.

    Trump actually spent Christmas Eve with George Soros in 2009, according to the New York Post. But hey, billionaires gotta stick together, you know? Nevermind that Soros is for a One World Order, an anti-Zionist and an anti-constitutional funder of all things unholy.

    The funder of all things unholy also funded the Trump Tower in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune:

    Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper, a key piece in perhaps the largest construction financing in the city’s history, according to real estate sources and public documents.

    Soros gave Donald Trump a mezzanine loan, which is basically a bailout, because Trump didn’t want to, or couldn’t, front his own money to build the Chicago Trump Tower. Mezzanine loans are loans offered with outrageous interest that help the developer on the front end of finance, and which often offer a stake in the building.

    Trump was also named in a lawsuit along with Soros in New York surrounding the sale of the GM Building, so it’s not as if Trump only dealt with Soros in Chicago.

    Many Trump supporters might think this is no big deal—that businessmen have to do business with people they may personally not like. However, in 2011, when considering a White House bid, Trump attended a Tea Party rally and told people to, “Leave George Soros alone, he has enough problems,” giving the distinct impression that Trump might just owe the global manipulator money. The magnitude of the George Soros identity is not known universally.

    George Soros has a messianic complex, the likes of which he has said he needs to keep in check because otherwise he’d be in a loony bin.
    – See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/02/trump-pals-around-with-george-soros

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    “A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the Federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house… The law will of necessity have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it men will be hailed into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the tax payer. An army of Federal inspectors, spies and detectives will descend upon the state… Who of us who have had knowledge of the doings of the Federal officials in the Internal Revenue Service can be blind to what will follow?” – Richard E. Byrd, speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, arguing against the 16th Amendment which authorized the Federal Income Tax

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    2012 TRUMP ON ILLEGALS: “We have to have SOME compassion, we can’t just throw everybody out” http://therightscoop.com/2012-trump-on-illegals-we-have-to-have-some-compassion-we-cant-just-throw-everybody-out/

    2012 TRUMP ON ILLEGALS: “We have to have SOME compassion, we can’t just throw everybody out”
    Donald Trump sounded quite different on illegals already in the country back in 2012, saying we have to have some compassion, that we just can’t throw everybody out. He called it a human issue.

    Now to be fair, Trump was against Obama’s amnesty proposal in 2012 and said that something has to be done on illegal immigration, agreeing that we have to secure the border. He says multiple times we have to have a solution to our immigration problem, one that’s permanent.

    But with respect to the 11 million illegals already here in the country, he was much much softer than he is now:

    You have people who’ve been here for 20 years, they speak the language. Some of them don’t even speak Spanish. But they speak the language. It’s very very tough on a human basis and a lot of other bases to be throwing people out…

    For people that have been here for years that have been hard workers, have good jobs, are supporting a family, it’s very very tough to just say by the way, you know 22 years you gotta leave, get out.

    When asked about all the new work permits associated with Obama’s amnesty proposal, Trump said this:

    The concept is that you throw everybody out and everybody else gets a job but it doesn’t work that way. A lot of the jobs these people have, a lot of other people don’t want. You know that and I know that. You see it all the time, whether it’s picking grapes or doing something else, you have jobs that a lot of people aren’t going to want.

    Watch the interview for yourself. It’s the first half:
    Read more: http://therightscoop.com/2012-trump-on-illegals-we-have-to-have-some-compassion-we-cant-just-throw-everybody-out/

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    “The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.” Nelson Rockefeller

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    When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on earth can
    imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. – F. Douglass

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    Pelosi warns GOP about booting Trump http://washex.am/1RLtlII via @DCExaminer

    Pelosi warns GOP about booting Trump
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned Thursday that it wouldn’t be wise for Republicans to broker a deal that crowns another Republican candidate as the party’s presidential nominee if Donald Trump earns the majority of delegates in the upcoming primaries.

    “To the Republicans, if they think they are going to upset the verdict of the people in terms of the election, that can really become a very big Pandora’s box,” Pelosi said. “If someone has the majority of the delegates, from the votes of the people, I think you change that to your peril.”

    Rumors have swirled in the Capitol about a plot to dethrone Trump, who has angered the GOP establishment with his brash campaign style, proposal to ban Muslim entrants and a pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border. Republicans have said nothing officially about any plans to use the July Republican National Convention to contest a Trump win.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2584834/

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    The John Oliver Bit on Trump
    My favorite line comes after he shows Trump advocating killing terrorists’ families — something that regular readers know appalled me when Trump first said it. Oliver says:

    That is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination advocating a war crime. And he might say he was joking or he’s changed his mind about any of these things, and private individuals are allowed to change their minds—we all do it—but when he’s sworn in as president on January 20, 2017, on that day, his opinions are going to matter. And you will remember that date, because it’s the one that time travelers from the future will come back to to try and stop the whole thing from happening.

    https://youtu.be/TGc2nN9OguQ
    http://patterico.com/2016/03/03/the-john-oliver-bit-on-trump/

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    “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Hilarious!! Get your Trump University ‘Certificate of Deception’!! http://therightscoop.com/hilarious-get-your-trump-university-certificate-of-deception/

    Ted Cruz@tedcruz
    Get your own #TrumpUniversity certificate of deception here —> http://bit.ly/1VTzi7H
    4:23 PM – 3 Mar 2016

    Hilarious!! Get your Trump University ‘Certificate of Deception’!!
    The Ted Cruz campaign continues to amuse with the best social media political jabs of this campaign season.

    This time they’re offering to let people get their “Certificate of Deception” from Trump University:

    http://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/705503812098732032/photo/1
    Ted Cruz@tedcruz
    Get your own #TrumpUniversity certificate of deception here —> http://bit.ly/1VTzi7H

    The Donald is currently embroiled in a few lawsuits over the scam that was the Trump University, and he’ll actually have to appear in court during the presidential campaign to defend himself.

    And don’t think his opponents will shy from using them against him:
    https://youtu.be/Nm_7QMyoC5I
    http://therightscoop.com/hilarious-get-your-trump-university-certificate-of-deception/

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    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
    exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves
    largess out of the public treasury.”
    Alexander Tytler

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    Lion Ted: Cruz Crushes the Detroit Debate http://tws.io/1LYqVlv via @WeeklyStandard

    Lion Ted: Cruz Crushes the Detroit Debate
    What Cruz did at the debate was make three parallel cases:

    1.) Trump is a fraud who can’t be trusted to keep his word.

    2.) Trump is not either conservative or Republican in any meaningful way.

    3.) Trump actually is the corruption that he decries.

    He advanced these arguments not one at a time, but by interweaving them with specific attacks:

    * He positively crushed Trump on the use of foreign labor at Mar-a-Lago. He didn’t just bring up the fact that hundreds of applicants applied for these jobs but that Trump prefers to hire foreigners instead, but included Trump’s line from the last post-debate interview where he claimed that these were jobs American workers couldn’t and wouldn’t do.

    * He thoroughly prosecuted Trump on the question of Trump’s off-the-record New York Times interview, which Trump steadfastly refuses to release.

    * At the end of the segment on Trump University—where Trump’s best defense was telling voters that they should “wait a few years” to see whether or not he committed fraud, Cruz flashed in with a rapier: “Megyn, let me ask the voters at home, is this the debate you want playing out in the general election?” It was brutal.

    * When Trump went to his poll numbers—as he always does—Cruz was ready. Trump touted a terrible CNN poll showing him at 49 percent support. Cruz waited for Trump to double down and defend the integrity of the poll. And then he noted that this same poll also showed Trump losing to Clinton and Cruz beating her.
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/lion-ted-cruz-crushes-the-detroit-debate/article/2001391

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    Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. – Thomas Sowell

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    Though not in substance, yet in form, the struggle of the proletariat with the bourgeoisie is at first a national struggle. The proletariat of each country must, of course, first of all settle matters with its own bourgeoisie.

    Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto
    II. BOURGEOIS AND PROLETARIANS Page 22.
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-tools/the-communist-manifesto-original-text-t3022.html

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    “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Ronald Reagan.

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    Trump Now Wants MORE Guest Workers: ‘I Changed My Mind’ http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/03/trump-now-wants-more-guest-workers-i-changed-my-mind/ via @dailycaller

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    How Authoritarianism Explains Whether You’re A Conservative Who Likes Trump (Or Not) http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/02/how-authoritarianism-explains-whether-youre-a-conservative-who-likes-trump-or-not/ via @dailycaller

    How Authoritarianism Explains Whether You’re A Conservative Who Likes Trump (Or Not)
    Maybe it’s because I grew up in a time when popular culture celebrated the rebel, but I find the Kool-Aid drinkers—no matter which side they’re on—to be the worst.

    I don’t trust politicians. For this reason, I knew Obama was full of it when he promised “hope and change,” and, for the same reason (I suspect), I’ve never been susceptible to Donald Trump’s demagogic appeal. Sure, I like some pols better than others. But they’re all egomaniacs.

    Interestingly, this might be the definitive reason why I’m not a huge Trump fan, and why others are. A terrific article at VOX (I can’t believe I’m writing those words) essentially makes the point that there is a correlation between your penchant for authoritarianism and your support for Donald Trump. What is more, I think it explains the schism that might well cause the GOP to unravel:

    These Americans with authoritarian views, they found, were sorting into the GOP, driving polarization. But they were also creating a divide within the party, at first latent, between traditional Republican voters and this group whose views were simultaneously less orthodox and, often, more extreme.

    We grew up in a time when we were encouraged to “question authority,” and when every movie or TV (anti)hero refused to “get in line” or “do what you’re told” (the irony that we were influenced by Hollywood movies does not escape me). Previous generations celebrated conformity, and I suspect that millennials, likewise, don’t have the same penchant for anti-authoritarianism as my generation of slackers.

    Although this zeitgeist probably came from liberal hippies, I always felt that it was very consistent with my conservative philosophy of individualism. How could skepticism of elites, media, teachers, and politicians not be conservative? In fact, I always felt like liberals (with their hero worship, thought police, and penchant for heavy-handed, central-command politics) were the hypocrites. There was nothing more courageous, daring, or shocking than coming out as a conservative in Shepherdstown, West Virginia (where I matriculated).

    It has nothing to do with whether you’re a grassroots conservative or an “establishment” Republican (indeed, Trump is a liberal), and everything to do with authoritarian vs. anti-authoritarian tendencies. That’s the theory, at least, and it’s one that I’m finding increasingly persuasive.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/02/how-authoritarianism-explains-whether-youre-a-conservative-who-likes-trump-or-not/

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    The rise of American authoritarianism http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism?

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    The rise of American authoritarianism http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism?

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    #Trump

    It’s worse than you think: Trump’s business disaster http://on.mktw.net/1LY3DMA

    Opinion: It’s worse than you think: Trump’s business disaster
    Donald Trump ran his public company into the ground, but pocketed millions for himself

    http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2016/03/03/Photos/ZH/MW-EH105_casino_20160303160414_ZH.jpg?uuid=7c978d4e-e183-11e5-93ee-0015c588e0f6
    Why is Donald Trump getting a pass for his disastrous and incompetent track record of running a public company?

    The Republican front-runner has made much of his supposed “success” in business and says he now wants to do the same for America.

    But the only part of his business track record for which we have the full picture shows that Trump wasn’t a successful executive but an absolute catastrophe.

    For 10 years between 1995 and 2005, Donald Trump ran Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts — and he did it so badly and incompetently that it collapsed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. His stockholders were almost entirely wiped out, losing a staggering 89% of their money. The company actually lost money every single year. In total it racked up more than $600 million in net losses over that period.

    Trump was chairman of the board throughout the entire time, and CEO as well for about half of it.

    Donald Trump ran the worst performing casino company on the stock market. This isn’t a matter of “opinion.” This isn’t speculation or politics. It’s a matter of plain fact.

    However, one person associated with Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts did make money:

    Donald J. Trump.

    A review of the company’s public filings show that over that period, while his ordinary investors were getting hosed, Trump himself was siphoning millions out of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts through salary, “bonuses” — yes, really — and cozy “service agreements” or side deals with his private corporations.

    Check out the relevant page from the 2003 public filing, for example:
    http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2016/03/03/Photos/ZH/MW-EH104_ARENDS_20160303155804_ZH.jpg?uuid=a00887c0-e182-11e5-9e43-0015c588e0f6
    Now his supporters want to put him in charge of the federal government. They actually hope he will do for America what he’s already done for his business.

    Heaven help us all.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-worse-than-you-think-trumps-business-disaster-2016-03-04

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    #Trump

    It’s worse than you think: Trump’s business disaster http://on.mktw.net/1LY3DMA

    Opinion: It’s worse than you think: Trump’s business disaster
    Donald Trump ran his public company into the ground, but pocketed millions for himself

    http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2016/03/03/Photos/ZH/MW-EH105_casino_20160303160414_ZH.jpg?uuid=7c978d4e-e183-11e5-93ee-0015c588e0f6
    Why is Donald Trump getting a pass for his disastrous and incompetent track record of running a public company?

    The Republican front-runner has made much of his supposed “success” in business and says he now wants to do the same for America.

    But the only part of his business track record for which we have the full picture shows that Trump wasn’t a successful executive but an absolute catastrophe.

    For 10 years between 1995 and 2005, Donald Trump ran Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts — and he did it so badly and incompetently that it collapsed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. His stockholders were almost entirely wiped out, losing a staggering 89% of their money. The company actually lost money every single year. In total it racked up more than $600 million in net losses over that period.

    Trump was chairman of the board throughout the entire time, and CEO as well for about half of it.

    Donald Trump ran the worst performing casino company on the stock market. This isn’t a matter of “opinion.” This isn’t speculation or politics. It’s a matter of plain fact.

    However, one person associated with Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts did make money:

    Donald J. Trump.

    A review of the company’s public filings show that over that period, while his ordinary investors were getting hosed, Trump himself was siphoning millions out of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts through salary, “bonuses” — yes, really — and cozy “service agreements” or side deals with his private corporations.

    Check out the relevant page from the 2003 public filing, for example:
    http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2016/03/03/Photos/ZH/MW-EH104_ARENDS_20160303155804_ZH.jpg?uuid=a00887c0-e182-11e5-9e43-0015c588e0f6
    Now his supporters want to put him in charge of the federal government. They actually hope he will do for America what he’s already done for his business.

    Heaven help us all.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-worse-than-you-think-trumps-business-disaster-2016-03-04

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    Does Trump’s Possible GOP Nomination Signal Liberty’s Renewal Or Its Demise? http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/03/does-trumps-possible-gop-nomination-signal-libertys-renewal-or-its-demise/ via @dailycaller

    Does Trump’s Possible GOP Nomination Signal Liberty’s Renewal Or Its Demise?
    Though it’s unlikely that many of my readers need to be reminded of this fact, I feel compelled to say at the outset that I think Donald Trump is working a political con. The con is aimed at grassroots voters, deeply angered and disaffected by the elitist faction’s self-enthroning betrayals of the sovereignty of the American people. Of course, instead of conning people out of money or real estate, he is conning them out of their votes, which are the tokens of that sovereignty. If his con is successful enough to put him in the White House, he will use the power that results to consolidate the complete destruction of their sovereignty, restoring the age-old elitist tyranny the United States was founded to overturn.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/03/does-trumps-possible-gop-nomination-signal-libertys-renewal-or-its-demise/

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    AMAZING! 60,000 Democrats Voted in Virginia Republican Primary http://disq.us/9albit

    AMAZING! 60,000 Democrats Voted in Virginia Republican Primary
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/amazing-60000-democrats-voted-in-virginia-republican-primary/

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    ‘Just got real’: Former Romney aide teases dirt on Donald Trump
    This morning, Mitt Romney went after Donald Trump with a blistering speech, attacking him as a fraud, phony, racist, sexist, etc. At a campaign event this afternoon, Trump returned fire, painting Romney as a desperate presidential candidate who would have “dropped to his knees” if Trump had asked him to.

    Now, Romney’s former personal aide Garrett Jackson is entering the fray — in a big way:

    Garrett Jackson@dgjackson
    I was with Mitt every time he saw @realDonaldTrump and guarantee Mitt never begged Trump. Wish I would’ve recorded Trump kissing Mitt’s ass

    Garrett Jackson@dgjackson
    @realDonaldTrump was the one begging Mitt to allow him to tag along. Guy is obsessed with himself and celebrity. Complete phony

    http://twitchy.com/2016/03/03/just-got-real-former-romney-aide-teases-dirt-on-donald-trump/

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    Trump Warns Republicans Refusing to Support Him: ‘They’re Gonna Have a Big Problem’ http://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-warns-republicans-refusing-to-support-him-theyre-gonna-have-a-big-problem/ via @mediaite

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    Democrats salivate—and shudder—at the prospect of Donald Trump winning the GOP nomination http://ti.me/1Uzd4cH via @TIMEPolitics

    Democrats Salivate—and Shudder—at the Prospect of Trump
    Democrats may not exactly be feeling the “Bern” for Hillary Clinton, but the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is creating more than enough energy to make up for it.

    The former Secretary of State may have been helped on Super Tuesday by Trump’s strength. One Massachusetts senior statesman told TIME that he thought his state swung to Clinton, where she won by one point after losing neighboring New Hampshire by more than 20 points in January, because voters wanted the best counter possible to Trump’s candidacy.

    “Trump fires up our folks and he really does unify our party,” said a senior Clinton campaign official. “The unification in the Democrats party, versus the other side, has already started.”

    Some are downright eager for a Trump nomination.
    http://time.com/4244874/donald-trump-democrats-hillary-clinton-general-election-attacks/

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    Does Trump’s Possible GOP Nomination Signal Liberty’s Renewal Or Its Demise? http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/03/does-trumps-possible-gop-nomination-signal-libertys-renewal-or-its-demise/ via @dailycaller

    Does Trump’s Possible GOP Nomination Signal Liberty’s Renewal Or Its Demise?
    Though it’s unlikely that many of my readers need to be reminded of this fact, I feel compelled to say at the outset that I think Donald Trump is working a political con. The con is aimed at grassroots voters, deeply angered and disaffected by the elitist faction’s self-enthroning betrayals of the sovereignty of the American people. Of course, instead of conning people out of money or real estate, he is conning them out of their votes, which are the tokens of that sovereignty. If his con is successful enough to put him in the White House, he will use the power that results to consolidate the complete destruction of their sovereignty, restoring the age-old elitist tyranny the United States was founded to overturn.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/03/does-trumps-possible-gop-nomination-signal-libertys-renewal-or-its-demise/

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    AMAZING! 60,000 Democrats Voted in Virginia Republican Primary http://disq.us/9albit

    AMAZING! 60,000 Democrats Voted in Virginia Republican Primary
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/amazing-60000-democrats-voted-in-virginia-republican-primary/

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    ‘Just got real’: Former Romney aide teases dirt on Donald Trump
    This morning, Mitt Romney went after Donald Trump with a blistering speech, attacking him as a fraud, phony, racist, sexist, etc. At a campaign event this afternoon, Trump returned fire, painting Romney as a desperate presidential candidate who would have “dropped to his knees” if Trump had asked him to.

    Now, Romney’s former personal aide Garrett Jackson is entering the fray — in a big way:

    Garrett Jackson@dgjackson
    I was with Mitt every time he saw @realDonaldTrump and guarantee Mitt never begged Trump. Wish I would’ve recorded Trump kissing Mitt’s ass

    Garrett Jackson@dgjackson
    @realDonaldTrump was the one begging Mitt to allow him to tag along. Guy is obsessed with himself and celebrity. Complete phony

    http://twitchy.com/2016/03/03/just-got-real-former-romney-aide-teases-dirt-on-donald-trump/

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    Trump Warns Republicans Refusing to Support Him: ‘They’re Gonna Have a Big Problem’ http://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-warns-republicans-refusing-to-support-him-theyre-gonna-have-a-big-problem/ via @mediaite

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    Democrats salivate—and shudder—at the prospect of Donald Trump winning the GOP nomination http://ti.me/1Uzd4cH via @TIMEPolitics

    Democrats Salivate—and Shudder—at the Prospect of Trump
    Democrats may not exactly be feeling the “Bern” for Hillary Clinton, but the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is creating more than enough energy to make up for it.

    The former Secretary of State may have been helped on Super Tuesday by Trump’s strength. One Massachusetts senior statesman told TIME that he thought his state swung to Clinton, where she won by one point after losing neighboring New Hampshire by more than 20 points in January, because voters wanted the best counter possible to Trump’s candidacy.

    “Trump fires up our folks and he really does unify our party,” said a senior Clinton campaign official. “The unification in the Democrats party, versus the other side, has already started.”

    Some are downright eager for a Trump nomination.
    http://time.com/4244874/donald-trump-democrats-hillary-clinton-general-election-attacks/

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    Trump changes stance on skilled-worker immigration during Detroit debate http://on.mktw.net/1QwnynO

    Trump changes stance on skilled-worker immigration during Detroit debate
    Donald Trump reversed himself on a key immigration-policy issue in the middle of the Republican presidential debate on Thursday night.

    In an unusual move, Trump said from the stage in Detroit that he now wants an increase in visas for highly skilled foreign workers. He has previously argued for the opposite this campaign season, during which immigration has taken center stage as an emotionally charged issue.

    “I’m changing it and I’m softening the position because we need to have talented people in this country,” Trump said at the debate with Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-changes-stance-on-skilled-worker-immigration-during-detroit-debate-2016-03-03

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    Trump Runs Out of Gas in Detroit https://shar.es/1CwcES via @sharethis

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    MY VIEW: It’s Cruz, or the Second Amendment Is Toast (Part 3) http://bearingarms.com/view-cruz-second-amendment-toast-part-3/

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    Trump changes stance on skilled-worker immigration during Detroit debate http://on.mktw.net/1QwnynO

    Trump changes stance on skilled-worker immigration during Detroit debate
    Donald Trump reversed himself on a key immigration-policy issue in the middle of the Republican presidential debate on Thursday night.

    In an unusual move, Trump said from the stage in Detroit that he now wants an increase in visas for highly skilled foreign workers. He has previously argued for the opposite this campaign season, during which immigration has taken center stage as an emotionally charged issue.

    “I’m changing it and I’m softening the position because we need to have talented people in this country,” Trump said at the debate with Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-changes-stance-on-skilled-worker-immigration-during-detroit-debate-2016-03-03

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    Trump Runs Out of Gas in Detroit https://shar.es/1CwcES via @sharethis

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    MY VIEW: It’s Cruz, or the Second Amendment Is Toast (Part 3) http://bearingarms.com/view-cruz-second-amendment-toast-part-3/

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    Yes, TRUMP LIED about Trump University’s Better Business Bureau rating… http://therightscoop.com/yes-trump-lied-about-trump-universitys-better-business-bureau-rating/

    WATCH: Ted Cruz talks about possible UNITY TICKET, also eviscerates Trump on FLIP-FLOPS http://therightscoop.com/watch-ted-cruz-talks-about-possible-unity-ticket-also-eviscerates-trump-on-flip-flops/

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    Yes, TRUMP LIED about Trump University’s Better Business Bureau rating… http://therightscoop.com/yes-trump-lied-about-trump-universitys-better-business-bureau-rating/

    WATCH: Ted Cruz talks about possible UNITY TICKET, also eviscerates Trump on FLIP-FLOPS http://therightscoop.com/watch-ted-cruz-talks-about-possible-unity-ticket-also-eviscerates-trump-on-flip-flops/

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    Voicemails Appear to Reveal Donald Trump’s Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media
    http://gawker.com/voicemails-appear-to-reveal-donald-trumps-cozy-relation-1762690660

    Voicemails Reveal Donald Trump’s Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media
    Early Thursday morning, Gawker received an anonymous email with an attachment that purported to contain recordings from Donald Trump’s voicemail inbox. Among the recordings were messages left for Trump by various celebrities—most notably, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Tamron Hall.

    While Gawker was unable to independently verify their authenticity, the recordings certainly appear to be genuine. In addition to those from the MSNBC personalities, there were messages from longtime Barack Obama advisor David Axelrod, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and boxing promoter Don King, all of whom spoke to Trump in a friendly and familiar manner.

    Donald Trump’s primary rivals for the Republican nomination, Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, have both called on Trump to authorize The New York Times to release a transcript or recording of an interview he conducted with the newspaper, a portion of which was off the record. They think the recording will reveal that Trump is not the version of himself he presents to Republican voters—politically incorrect and unafraid of offending liberal elites—but in fact that the authentic Trump is a creature of elite Manhattan society, who counts among his personal friends many members of the decadent liberal media, and whose natural habitat is an Upper East Side cocktail party. As Cruz has put it, Trump has “New York values.”

    These voicemails buttress that argument. They indicate that Trump maintains friendly personal relations with members of the elite political press, even as he demonizes them. While Trump and some of his journalistic interrogators play oppositional roles on the public stage, the voicemails suggest that they are in fact favor-trading pals when the cameras are off.
    http://gawker.com/voicemails-appear-to-reveal-donald-trumps-cozy-relation-1762690660

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    Only the voters can judge Donald Trump’s horror show of a debate
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/only-the-voters-can-judge-donald-trumps-horror-show-debate

    Only the voters can judge Donald Trump’s horror show of a debate
    Donald Trump’s rivals and Fox News’ debate moderators laid out a clear and factual case on Thursday that Trump’s policies were unworkable; that he regularly shifted his positions; and that he had engaged in business practices he routinely denounces on the campaign trail.

    Trump, in turn, bragged about the size of his penis and promised to force Americans to commit war crimes. He remains the odds on favorite to win the Republican nomination.

    There’s not much more anyone can do but wait for the voters to weigh in on Trump, who has so far thrived while being caught telling blatant lies and making bigoted and misogynist statements that would instantly destroy a different candidate.

    Maybe the attacks will reach critical mass before March 15, when wins in Ohio and Florida would likely secure him the nomination, or maybe his fans will see his bullying and obscene retorts as an appealing sign of strength like they have to this point.
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/only-the-voters-can-judge-donald-trumps-horror-show-debate

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    DeepDrumpf: The Donald Trump AI spoof bot America needs http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/04/deepdrumpf-the-donald-trump-ai-spoof-bot-america-needs/ via @engadget

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    Voicemails Appear to Reveal Donald Trump’s Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media
    http://gawker.com/voicemails-appear-to-reveal-donald-trumps-cozy-relation-1762690660

    Voicemails Reveal Donald Trump’s Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media
    Early Thursday morning, Gawker received an anonymous email with an attachment that purported to contain recordings from Donald Trump’s voicemail inbox. Among the recordings were messages left for Trump by various celebrities—most notably, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Tamron Hall.

    While Gawker was unable to independently verify their authenticity, the recordings certainly appear to be genuine. In addition to those from the MSNBC personalities, there were messages from longtime Barack Obama advisor David Axelrod, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and boxing promoter Don King, all of whom spoke to Trump in a friendly and familiar manner.

    Donald Trump’s primary rivals for the Republican nomination, Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, have both called on Trump to authorize The New York Times to release a transcript or recording of an interview he conducted with the newspaper, a portion of which was off the record. They think the recording will reveal that Trump is not the version of himself he presents to Republican voters—politically incorrect and unafraid of offending liberal elites—but in fact that the authentic Trump is a creature of elite Manhattan society, who counts among his personal friends many members of the decadent liberal media, and whose natural habitat is an Upper East Side cocktail party. As Cruz has put it, Trump has “New York values.”

    These voicemails buttress that argument. They indicate that Trump maintains friendly personal relations with members of the elite political press, even as he demonizes them. While Trump and some of his journalistic interrogators play oppositional roles on the public stage, the voicemails suggest that they are in fact favor-trading pals when the cameras are off.
    http://gawker.com/voicemails-appear-to-reveal-donald-trumps-cozy-relation-1762690660

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    Only the voters can judge Donald Trump’s horror show of a debate
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/only-the-voters-can-judge-donald-trumps-horror-show-debate

    Only the voters can judge Donald Trump’s horror show of a debate
    Donald Trump’s rivals and Fox News’ debate moderators laid out a clear and factual case on Thursday that Trump’s policies were unworkable; that he regularly shifted his positions; and that he had engaged in business practices he routinely denounces on the campaign trail.

    Trump, in turn, bragged about the size of his penis and promised to force Americans to commit war crimes. He remains the odds on favorite to win the Republican nomination.

    There’s not much more anyone can do but wait for the voters to weigh in on Trump, who has so far thrived while being caught telling blatant lies and making bigoted and misogynist statements that would instantly destroy a different candidate.

    Maybe the attacks will reach critical mass before March 15, when wins in Ohio and Florida would likely secure him the nomination, or maybe his fans will see his bullying and obscene retorts as an appealing sign of strength like they have to this point.
    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/only-the-voters-can-judge-donald-trumps-horror-show-debate

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    DeepDrumpf: The Donald Trump AI spoof bot America needs http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/04/deepdrumpf-the-donald-trump-ai-spoof-bot-america-needs/ via @engadget

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    Trump to American Workers: Drop Dead http://natl.re/wsKwXZ via @NRO

    Trump to American Workers: Drop Dead
    Any time Donald Trump has to talk about any aspect of immigration other than his border wall – the one Mexico’s going to pay for, in case you hadn’t heard – he falls back on his donor-class, crony-corporatist instincts. In the October CNBC debate, he essentially embraced Marco Rubio’s support for increased “skilled” worker visas and praised Mark Zuckerberg, both positions diametrically opposed to his published immigration platform.

    Then in the debate late last month, he embraced the Chuck Schumer/Marco Rubio position that there are Jobs Americans Won’t Do, specifically low-skilled jobs at his club in Palm Beach, and that foreigners have to be imported to do them.

    In Thursday’s debate, he reiterated both anti-American-worker positions, favoring the importation of more high-skilled and low-skilled foreign workers. “I’m changing,” Trump said, regarding his views on skilled visas. “I’m changing it and I’m softening the position because we have to have talented people in this country.” True enough, except that we already have twice as many technical degree holders as there are tech jobs.

    What made Trump’s “I’m changing” comment even more shameless than usual for him is that just on Sunday he held a rally featuring former Disney employees who were replaced by the very foreign worker program he’s now praising.
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432347/trump-backs-increased-immigration

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump no longer supports ordering soldiers to commit war crimes http://twitchy.com/2016/03/04/flip-flop-donald-trump-no-longer-supports-ordering-soldiers-to-commit-war-crimes/

    Trump: ‘I will not order a military officer to disobey the law’ http://thehill.com/policy/defense/271823-trump-says-he-wont-order-military-to-violate-laws

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    #Trump

    Drumpf Canard
    Donald Trump’s ancestors changed their surname from “Drumpf” to “Trump,” but the exact timing of that change wasn’t clear.
    Claim: Donald Trump’s ancestors changed their surname from “Drumpf” to “Trump.”
    Mostly True
    WHAT’S TRUE: The surname “Trump” originally was “Drumpf.”

    WHAT’S FALSE: Donald Trump was once named “Donald Drumpf.”

    WHAT’S Undetermined: When “Drumpf” became “Trump” chronologically.
    Origin:On 28 February 2016, the host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver launched into a lengthy segment about Donald Trump, which culminated with encouragement from Oliver to use Trump’s ancestral surname, “Drumpf.” (The relevant portion begins at around 18:40):
    https://youtu.be/DnpO_RTSNmQ
    On 2 September 2015, the New York Daily News was one of the outlets reporting on Ancestry.com’s release of multiple historical records of prominent families. Several of the documents belonged to the Trump family:

    Fred Trump, born Friedrich Drumpf, in Kallstadt, Germany, in 1869, had an estate worth $500,000 in today’s dollars when he died in Queens on May 30, 1918, at age 49.

    To confuse the issue, a September 2015 New York Times profile reported that Trump’s grandfather used “Drumpf” after emigrating:

    His father, Fred Trump, was a developer who built tens of thousands of affordable apartments in the 1950s and 60s for the working-class residents of Brooklyn and Queens. He was known for sober management, thriftiness and humble dedication to his work. When he died in 1999, age 93, his obituary in The Times noted that he mixed his own floor-cleaning chemicals. Fred’s father was a German immigrant — Friedrich Drumpf — who was an innkeeper in the Yukon gold rush.

    Speculation over when “Drumpf” became “Trump” wasn’t new, either. A 19 April 2011 International Business Times article claimed it was Frederick Trump who altered the spelling:

    For one thing, “Trump” is not his real name.

    The Donald’s grandfather was a German immigrant named Frederick Drumpf who emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and became a naturalized citizen in 1892.

    [..]
    Trump himself mentioned the name change in passing in his 2004 book Trump: Think Like a Billionaire:http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/drumpf2.png
    It was true Trump’s family surname was originally “Drumpf,” but the exact timing of the name change still isn’t clear. Biographer Gwenda Blair appeared to have traced the switch to “Trump” to the 1600s, but she later said that “Friedrich Drumpf” emigrated to the United States in 1885, a statement that appeared to contradict her prior writing.

    At any rate, neither Trump nor his father ever bore the surname Drumpf, and whether Trump’s grandfather had also anglicized the name at some point remained unclear.
    http://www.snopes.com/donald-drumpf/

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    Trump Flip-Flops On Immigration, Reverses Literally 60 Minutes After Debate http://www.dailywire.com/news/3902/trump-flip-flops-immigration-reverses-back-joshua-yasmeh

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    Trump to American Workers: Drop Dead http://natl.re/wsKwXZ via @NRO

    Trump to American Workers: Drop Dead
    Any time Donald Trump has to talk about any aspect of immigration other than his border wall – the one Mexico’s going to pay for, in case you hadn’t heard – he falls back on his donor-class, crony-corporatist instincts. In the October CNBC debate, he essentially embraced Marco Rubio’s support for increased “skilled” worker visas and praised Mark Zuckerberg, both positions diametrically opposed to his published immigration platform.

    Then in the debate late last month, he embraced the Chuck Schumer/Marco Rubio position that there are Jobs Americans Won’t Do, specifically low-skilled jobs at his club in Palm Beach, and that foreigners have to be imported to do them.

    In Thursday’s debate, he reiterated both anti-American-worker positions, favoring the importation of more high-skilled and low-skilled foreign workers. “I’m changing,” Trump said, regarding his views on skilled visas. “I’m changing it and I’m softening the position because we have to have talented people in this country.” True enough, except that we already have twice as many technical degree holders as there are tech jobs.

    What made Trump’s “I’m changing” comment even more shameless than usual for him is that just on Sunday he held a rally featuring former Disney employees who were replaced by the very foreign worker program he’s now praising.
    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432347/trump-backs-increased-immigration

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump no longer supports ordering soldiers to commit war crimes http://twitchy.com/2016/03/04/flip-flop-donald-trump-no-longer-supports-ordering-soldiers-to-commit-war-crimes/

    Trump: ‘I will not order a military officer to disobey the law’ http://thehill.com/policy/defense/271823-trump-says-he-wont-order-military-to-violate-laws

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    Trump Flip-Flops On Immigration, Reverses Literally 60 Minutes After Debate http://www.dailywire.com/news/3902/trump-flip-flops-immigration-reverses-back-joshua-yasmeh

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    #Trump
    Trump No Long Supports Ban On Assault Weapons… For Now http://bearingarms.com/trump-long-supports-ban-assault-weapons-now/

    Trump No Long Supports Ban On Assault Weapons… For Now
    During the Republican primary debate last night, Donald Trump was hit repeatedly for flip-flopping his positions, sometimes within 24 hours.

    Politico notes that one of those “flips” was reversing position on his prior support for banning the civilian ownership of common semi-automatic rifles and pistols that Trump and his fellow Democrats have long demonized as “assault weapons.”

    Donald Trump on Thursday night said he no longer supports a ban on assault weapons, another in a series of policy reversals during the Republican debate.

    “But in 2000, you wrote in your book, ‘I generally oppose gun control but I support the ban on assault weapons,’” moderator Bret Baier queried.

    “I don’t support it anymore. I do not support the ban on assault [weapons],” Trump affirmed.

    It is our deep concern that if he is elected President, and there is a major terrorist attack or another horrible school shooting like Sandy Hook or Virginia Tech, that Trump will once again “flop” back to his prior support for gun bans and background checks.

    Trump is notorious for playing both sides against the middle for his own personal interests, and he simply is not a trustworthy defender of the right to bear arms, outside for his own selfish interest for personal protection.
    http://bearingarms.com/trump-long-supports-ban-assault-weapons-now/

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    TRUMP: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to” http://therightscoop.com/trump-im-very-capable-of-changing-to-anything-i-want-to-change-to/

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    #Trump
    Trump No Long Supports Ban On Assault Weapons… For Now http://bearingarms.com/trump-long-supports-ban-assault-weapons-now/

    Trump No Long Supports Ban On Assault Weapons… For Now
    During the Republican primary debate last night, Donald Trump was hit repeatedly for flip-flopping his positions, sometimes within 24 hours.

    Politico notes that one of those “flips” was reversing position on his prior support for banning the civilian ownership of common semi-automatic rifles and pistols that Trump and his fellow Democrats have long demonized as “assault weapons.”

    Donald Trump on Thursday night said he no longer supports a ban on assault weapons, another in a series of policy reversals during the Republican debate.

    “But in 2000, you wrote in your book, ‘I generally oppose gun control but I support the ban on assault weapons,’” moderator Bret Baier queried.

    “I don’t support it anymore. I do not support the ban on assault [weapons],” Trump affirmed.

    It is our deep concern that if he is elected President, and there is a major terrorist attack or another horrible school shooting like Sandy Hook or Virginia Tech, that Trump will once again “flop” back to his prior support for gun bans and background checks.

    Trump is notorious for playing both sides against the middle for his own personal interests, and he simply is not a trustworthy defender of the right to bear arms, outside for his own selfish interest for personal protection.
    http://bearingarms.com/trump-long-supports-ban-assault-weapons-now/

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    TRUMP: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to” http://therightscoop.com/trump-im-very-capable-of-changing-to-anything-i-want-to-change-to/

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    Nate Silver: Saturday bad for Rubio, terrible for Trump http://twitchy.com/2016/03/05/nate-silver-calls-saturday-a-bad-night-for-rubio-a-terrible-one-for-trump/

    March 5 Elections: Cruz Kicking Donald Trump’s Rear End Today
    http://patterico.com/2016/03/05/march-5-elections-cruz-kicking-donald-trumps-rear-end-today/

    CREEPY: Trump makes supporters raise right hand at rally and PLEDGE to vote in primary!! UPDATED with VIDEO! http://therightscoop.com/creepy-trump-makes-supporters-raise-right-hand-at-rally-and-pledge-to-vote-in-primary/

    Cruz WINS MAINE!! Picks up 12 delegates.. http://therightscoop.com/maine-primary-election-results-cruz-with-early-yuge-lead-over-trump/

    Breaking! CRUZ CRUSHES TRUMP in CPAC straw poll!! http://therightscoop.com/breaking-cruz-crushes-trump-at-cpac-straw-poll/

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    Nate Silver: Saturday bad for Rubio, terrible for Trump http://twitchy.com/2016/03/05/nate-silver-calls-saturday-a-bad-night-for-rubio-a-terrible-one-for-trump/

    March 5 Elections: Cruz Kicking Donald Trump’s Rear End Today
    http://patterico.com/2016/03/05/march-5-elections-cruz-kicking-donald-trumps-rear-end-today/

    CREEPY: Trump makes supporters raise right hand at rally and PLEDGE to vote in primary!! UPDATED with VIDEO! http://therightscoop.com/creepy-trump-makes-supporters-raise-right-hand-at-rally-and-pledge-to-vote-in-primary/

    Cruz WINS MAINE!! Picks up 12 delegates.. http://therightscoop.com/maine-primary-election-results-cruz-with-early-yuge-lead-over-trump/

    Breaking! CRUZ CRUSHES TRUMP in CPAC straw poll!! http://therightscoop.com/breaking-cruz-crushes-trump-at-cpac-straw-poll/

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump’s voter pledge is a news photographer’s dream http://twitchy.com/2016/03/05/not-a-good-look-donald-trumps-voter-pledge-is-a-news-photographers-dream/

    Not a good look: Donald Trump’s voter pledge is a news photographer’s dream
    Donald Trump isn’t having the best night at the GOP caucuses, having lost Kansas to Ted Cruz by a large margin, and with early returns from Maine heading a similar direction. In any case, Trump’s focus today was on Florida, where both he and Marco Rubio held campaign rallies. It’s bad enough that the Ku Klux Klan, along with David Duke’s endorsement of Trump, dominated headlines in 2016. But when Trump asked supporters to raise their right hands and pledge to vote, the result was an image news photographers dream of.
    http://twitter.com/Slate/status/706258571273572352/photo/1

    Slate@Slate
    Trump supporters raise right hands to pledge their support. The photos are terrifying. http://slate.me/1QVCSd2

    http://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/706273079996116992/photo/1
    Sopan Deb@SopanDeb
    Worth a read – here’s the pledge that Trump asked his rally attendees take today in Orlando.

    Jannicke ‎@JannickesArt
    @jpodhoretz Hmm,I think I’ve seen that pic before,from a different angle…Now where was that?…Oh yeah,here it is pic.twitter.com/5gBdHdxOZe
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc0SosZWIAAev3m.jpg
    http://twitchy.com/2016/03/05/not-a-good-look-donald-trumps-voter-pledge-is-a-news-photographers-dream/

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    Trump “sexism” a key target for pro-Clinton advocates, super PACs « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/03/05/trump-sexism-a-key-target-for-pro-clinton-advocates-super-pacs/ via @hotairblog

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    #Trump
    Donald Trump’s voter pledge is a news photographer’s dream http://twitchy.com/2016/03/05/not-a-good-look-donald-trumps-voter-pledge-is-a-news-photographers-dream/

    Not a good look: Donald Trump’s voter pledge is a news photographer’s dream
    Donald Trump isn’t having the best night at the GOP caucuses, having lost Kansas to Ted Cruz by a large margin, and with early returns from Maine heading a similar direction. In any case, Trump’s focus today was on Florida, where both he and Marco Rubio held campaign rallies. It’s bad enough that the Ku Klux Klan, along with David Duke’s endorsement of Trump, dominated headlines in 2016. But when Trump asked supporters to raise their right hands and pledge to vote, the result was an image news photographers dream of.
    http://twitter.com/Slate/status/706258571273572352/photo/1

    Slate@Slate
    Trump supporters raise right hands to pledge their support. The photos are terrifying. http://slate.me/1QVCSd2

    http://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/706273079996116992/photo/1
    Sopan Deb@SopanDeb
    Worth a read – here’s the pledge that Trump asked his rally attendees take today in Orlando.

    Jannicke ‎@JannickesArt
    @jpodhoretz Hmm,I think I’ve seen that pic before,from a different angle…Now where was that?…Oh yeah,here it is pic.twitter.com/5gBdHdxOZe
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc0SosZWIAAev3m.jpg
    http://twitchy.com/2016/03/05/not-a-good-look-donald-trumps-voter-pledge-is-a-news-photographers-dream/

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    Trump “sexism” a key target for pro-Clinton advocates, super PACs « Hot Air Headlines http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/03/05/trump-sexism-a-key-target-for-pro-clinton-advocates-super-pacs/ via @hotairblog

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    Bad night for Trump. First time his momentum was broken. It wasn't an anti-Trump onslaught, it wasn't Mitt Romney. It was Trump himself.— Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) March 6, 2016

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    #Trump

    “Pull the camera back, and Trump can be viewed as part of a deadly serious wave of authoritarians and xenophobes who have come to power in Russia, Poland, and Hungary…”
    “… and who lead such movements as the National Front, in France, and the Independence Party, in the United Kingdom. Vladimir Putin and Trump have expressed mutual admiration. It’s not hard to see why. Putin has obliterated the early shoots of Russian democracy as evidence of weakness and obeisance to the West; his eighty-per-cent popularity rating is built on arousing nationalism and a hatred of minorities (ethnic and sexual), the suppression of dissent, and a bare-chested macho image. Trump says approvingly, ‘At least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country.'”

    David Remnick states the theory.
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/14/behind-the-trump-phenomenon
    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/03/pull-camera-back-and-trump-can-be.html

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    #Trump
    ‘Ted Cruz WON Super Tuesday’ – Nate Silver http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-won-supertuesday-nate-silver/

    Saturday Night Live MOCKS Chris Christie HOSTAGE presser with Trump! http://therightscoop.com/saturday-night-live-mocks-chris-christie-hostage-presser-with-trump/

    BRUTAL: Anti-Trump ads feature a former POW and Special Forces military BLASTING the Donald!! http://therightscoop.com/brutal-anti-trump-ads-feature-a-former-pow-and-special-forces-military-blasting-the-donald/

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    Bad night for Trump. First time his momentum was broken. It wasn't an anti-Trump onslaught, it wasn't Mitt Romney. It was Trump himself.— Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) March 6, 2016

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    #Trump

    “Pull the camera back, and Trump can be viewed as part of a deadly serious wave of authoritarians and xenophobes who have come to power in Russia, Poland, and Hungary…”
    “… and who lead such movements as the National Front, in France, and the Independence Party, in the United Kingdom. Vladimir Putin and Trump have expressed mutual admiration. It’s not hard to see why. Putin has obliterated the early shoots of Russian democracy as evidence of weakness and obeisance to the West; his eighty-per-cent popularity rating is built on arousing nationalism and a hatred of minorities (ethnic and sexual), the suppression of dissent, and a bare-chested macho image. Trump says approvingly, ‘At least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country.'”

    David Remnick states the theory.
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/14/behind-the-trump-phenomenon
    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/03/pull-camera-back-and-trump-can-be.html

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    #Trump
    ‘Ted Cruz WON Super Tuesday’ – Nate Silver http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-won-supertuesday-nate-silver/

    Saturday Night Live MOCKS Chris Christie HOSTAGE presser with Trump! http://therightscoop.com/saturday-night-live-mocks-chris-christie-hostage-presser-with-trump/

    BRUTAL: Anti-Trump ads feature a former POW and Special Forces military BLASTING the Donald!! http://therightscoop.com/brutal-anti-trump-ads-feature-a-former-pow-and-special-forces-military-blasting-the-donald/

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    ‘I didn’t flip flop on torture AT ALL’ – Trump re-affirms his flip flop on torture http://therightscoop.com/i-didnt-flip-flop-on-torture-at-all-trump-re-affirms-his-flip-flop-on-torture/

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    FRONT page Florida news: Trump ‘University’ SCAM!! http://therightscoop.com/front-page-florida-news-trump-university-scam/

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    Journalists are HOLDING BACK on Trump in order to strike at him in the general election – Ted Cruz http://therightscoop.com/journalists-are-holding-back-on-trump-in-order-to-strike-at-him-in-the-general-election-tedcruz/

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    ‘I didn’t flip flop on torture AT ALL’ – Trump re-affirms his flip flop on torture http://therightscoop.com/i-didnt-flip-flop-on-torture-at-all-trump-re-affirms-his-flip-flop-on-torture/

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    FRONT page Florida news: Trump ‘University’ SCAM!! http://therightscoop.com/front-page-florida-news-trump-university-scam/

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    Journalists are HOLDING BACK on Trump in order to strike at him in the general election – Ted Cruz http://therightscoop.com/journalists-are-holding-back-on-trump-in-order-to-strike-at-him-in-the-general-election-tedcruz/

    Cruz: Media is sitting on bombshells about Donald Trump http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/271975-cruz-media-is-sitting-on-bombshells-about-donald-trump

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    Maren Morris – My Church
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouWQ25O-Mcg

    Maren Morris – My Church https://youtu.be/ouWQ25O-Mcg via @YouTube

    “Can I get a hallelujah
    Can I get an amen
    Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
    When I play the highway FM
    I find my soul revival
    Singing every single verse
    Yeah I guess that’s my church”
    Maren Morris

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    Maren Morris – My Church
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouWQ25O-Mcg

    Maren Morris – My Church
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouWQ25O-Mcg

    Maren Morris – My Church https://youtu.be/ouWQ25O-Mcg via @YouTube

    “Can I get a hallelujah
    Can I get an amen
    Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya
    When I play the highway FM
    I find my soul revival
    Singing every single verse
    Yeah I guess that’s my church”
    Maren Morris

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    ‘Ted Cruz is a Conservative, Donald Trump IS NOT!’ – Lindsey Graham joins the #CruzCrew! http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-is-a-conservative-donald-trump-is-not-lindsey-graham-joins-the-cruzcrew/

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    ‘Ted Cruz is a Conservative, Donald Trump IS NOT!’ – Lindsey Graham joins the #CruzCrew! http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-is-a-conservative-donald-trump-is-not-lindsey-graham-joins-the-cruzcrew/

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    Super Saturday Recap: Cruz Wins In Delegates, But Trump Still Leading… http://www.weaselzippers.us/260319-super-saturday-recap-cruz-wins-in-delegates-but-trump-still-leading/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Heil Drumpf https://shar.es/1CKJ0X via @sharethis

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    Super Saturday Recap: Cruz Wins In Delegates, But Trump Still Leading… http://www.weaselzippers.us/260319-super-saturday-recap-cruz-wins-in-delegates-but-trump-still-leading/ via @WeaselZippers

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    Heil Drumpf https://shar.es/1CKJ0X via @sharethis

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    Steven Crowder ‏@scrowder
    So good >> @TedCruz schools #SJWs on the politics and fraud of Climate Change. FULL VIDEO >>
    https://t.co/k3hoIRNyWq

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    #Trump
    Trump got THREE TIMES as much free coverage from networks as other candidates http://therightscoop.com/trump-got-three-times-as-much-free-coverage-from-networks-as-other-candidates/

    Trump got THREE TIMES as much free coverage from networks as other candidates
    The Media Research Center says that for the month of February, Trump got three times as much coverage from networks for FREE as the other candidates did.
    From NewsBusters:

    Once again in February, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted a majority of their Republican primary coverage to Donald Trump, who received three times more attention than his top competitors, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

    Compared to January, Trump’s total airtime on the Big Three evening newscasts actually increased in February to 187 minutes, vs. 157 minutes the month before. Trump’s share of the coverage amounted to just over 50 percent of the total for all of the Republican candidates in February.

    Runner-up Marco Rubio netted 67 minutes of airtime in February (18% of the GOP total), while Cruz snagged 62 minutes (just under 17%). This marks a big increase for Rubio since January, when the Florida Senator received just 10 minutes of airtime, but a drop for Cruz, who was the focus of 79 minutes of network coverage in January.

    Here’s their graphic:
    http://therightscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-03-06-at-7.04.47-PM-768×374.jpg
    http://therightscoop.com/trump-got-three-times-as-much-free-coverage-from-networks-as-other-candidates/

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    Steven Crowder ‏@scrowder
    So good >> @TedCruz schools #SJWs on the politics and fraud of Climate Change. FULL VIDEO >>
    https://t.co/k3hoIRNyWq

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    #Trump
    Trump got THREE TIMES as much free coverage from networks as other candidates http://therightscoop.com/trump-got-three-times-as-much-free-coverage-from-networks-as-other-candidates/

    Trump got THREE TIMES as much free coverage from networks as other candidates
    The Media Research Center says that for the month of February, Trump got three times as much coverage from networks for FREE as the other candidates did.
    From NewsBusters:

    Once again in February, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted a majority of their Republican primary coverage to Donald Trump, who received three times more attention than his top competitors, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

    Compared to January, Trump’s total airtime on the Big Three evening newscasts actually increased in February to 187 minutes, vs. 157 minutes the month before. Trump’s share of the coverage amounted to just over 50 percent of the total for all of the Republican candidates in February.

    Runner-up Marco Rubio netted 67 minutes of airtime in February (18% of the GOP total), while Cruz snagged 62 minutes (just under 17%). This marks a big increase for Rubio since January, when the Florida Senator received just 10 minutes of airtime, but a drop for Cruz, who was the focus of 79 minutes of network coverage in January.

    Here’s their graphic:
    http://therightscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-03-06-at-7.04.47-PM-768×374.jpg
    http://therightscoop.com/trump-got-three-times-as-much-free-coverage-from-networks-as-other-candidates/

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    #Trump
    Glenn Beck Analogizes The Rises Of Trump And Hitler http://www.dailywire.com/news/3916/glenn-beck-analogizes-rises-trump-and-hitler-robert-kraychik

    Glenn Beck Analogizes The Rises Of Trump And Hitler
    Speaking with Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign manager George Stephanopoulos, Glenn Beck flashed what Breitbart said was a voter ballot for Adolf Hitler. Suggesting that nationalism was by definition akin to Nazi ideology, Beck flashed the laminated document when asked about current division within the Republican Party across the #Trump/#NeverTrump fault line.

    Using Nazi references just weeks ago, Beck implied that Breitbart’s Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon was similar to Joseph Goebbels given the nature of much of the conservative news site’s coverage of Trump

    Drawing a parallel between the the rise both Trump and Hitler, Beck waxed historical.

    “The GOP has one last chance to listen to the people. Um, and the people that — and I understand it. They’re very, very angry because the GOP did not listen the first time around. They didn’t listen to the Ron Paul people who are way ahead of the curve. Then the Tea Party people, and they rubbed our nose in it, and they are tired, and they have created Donald Trump. The people are speaking clearly, and there’s two ways to go: anger and nationalism, which has been done before in history,” said Beck, raising a laminated document claimed to be a voter ballot for Hitler,” said Beck.
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/3916/glenn-beck-analogizes-rises-trump-and-hitler-robert-kraychik

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    #Trump
    5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/5-reasons-every-american-should-oppose-donald-trump/ via @FDRLST

    5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump
    It’s not just about conservative credentials or his slimy personal history. Donald Trump is a danger to the American ideals of a free and open society.
    [..]
    The case against Trump does not rest, ultimately, on his family life, his divorces, his casinos, strip clubs, bankruptcies, and lawsuits. It doesn’t rest on his personality: his generally mean-spirited demeanor, his lack of polish, his erratic temperament, weird hair, or vulgarity. Nor does it even rest on policy differences—his past support for Democrats, gun control, abortion, Planned Parenthood, or his generally awful foreign policy.

    All these things are true, and some are good reasons for conservatives not to vote for him. A vote for Trump is a vote against the principles that Republicanism and conservatism are built on.

    But I believe the case against Trump should go even further. I believe no American, conservative or liberal, should support Trump. He doesn’t simply violate conservative principles. He violates American principles. Donald Trump is a danger to self-government, civil liberties, the culture of democracy, and the ideals of a free and open society.
    1. Donald Trump Admires Tyrants
    2. Donald Trump Encourages Violence
    Last week a protester interrupted a Trump rally. As security escorted him out, Trump told his supporters, “You know what they used to do to guys like that in a place like this? He’d go out in a stretcher.” He added, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”
    3. Donald Trump Wants to Police Speech
    Last week Trump advocated altering libel laws to enable the government to sue newspapers for “purposely negative and horrible and false articles.” He gave several examples of media outlets he’d like to be able to sue for their coverage of him, including The New York Times and Washington Post.
    4. Donald Trump Does Not Believe in Equality Under Law
    5. Trump Is an American Fascist
    The case against Trump, then, is that he is an autocrat in democrat’s clothing, a tyrant in the wings, a bully who admires the “strength” of tyrants and butchers, who finds a free press to be an inconvenience that he intends to tame with legal force once elected, a man who demonizes opponents and romanticizes violence, especially against minorities, who pines for the day when government could have its way with people without the trouble of constitutional law getting in the way.

    None of that excuses autocracy or fascist leanings. “Trump isn’t Hitler” isn’t a defense; it’s an excuse—a way of letting Trump get as close to the line of actual fascism without stepping over it.
    http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/5-reasons-every-american-should-oppose-donald-trump/

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    #Trump
    TV News Gives Trump Three Times More Airtime Than Cruz or Rubio http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/03/02/february-2016-tv-news-gives-trump-three-times-more-airtime-cruz-or

    February 2016: TV News Gives Trump Three Times More Airtime Than Cruz or Rubio
    Once again in February, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted a majority of their Republican primary coverage to Donald Trump, who received three times more attention than his top competitors, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

    Compared to January, Trump’s total airtime on the Big Three evening newscasts actually increased in February to 187 minutes, vs. 157 minutes the month before. Trump’s share of the coverage amounted to just over 50 percent of the total for all of the Republican candidates in February.

    Runner-up Marco Rubio netted 67 minutes of airtime in February (18% of the GOP total), while Cruz snagged 62 minutes (just under 17%). This marks a big increase for Rubio since January, when the Florida Senator received just 10 minutes of airtime, but a drop for Cruz, who was the focus of 79 minutes of network coverage in January.
    http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-100/s3/images/FebChart.jpg?itok=kHLtZ01B
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/03/02/february-2016-tv-news-gives-trump-three-times-more-airtime-cruz-or

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    Bulldozing Property Rights Won’t Make America Great Again | Diana Furchtgott-Roth http://fee.org/articles/bulldozing-your-home-for-casino-parking-wont-make-america-great-again/ via @feeonline

    Bulldozing Property Rights Won’t Make America Great Again
    Trump’s Kind of “Winning” Requires Other People to Lose
    Everyone complains about government, and real estate magnate Donald Trump is promising to fix it and make America great again. But no one can help the economy by encouraging the government to take people’s property. The Soviet Union, Cuba, and Venezuela have tried it without success.

    Unfortunately, the Supreme Court, in the 2005 Kelo v. City of New London case, gave the government the right to take people’s property for any economic development project, a process called “eminent domain.” Susette Kelo’s house was seized so that New London could build housing, office space, and stores. Kelo’s house was destroyed, but the city’s project was never started. It’s yet another case of government planning gone awry.

    Encouraging eminent domain leads to corruption and cronyism, where friends keep their property and enemies lose it. It opens the door to bribery and extortion of campaign contributions.

    Trump loves eminent domain. The most famous case of Trump trying to take away private property occurred in the mid-1990s. Vera Coking, an elderly widow, lived next to the Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Trump wanted to build a parking lot for limousines on that property and several neighboring ones. When Coking refused to sell, Trump appealed to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to seize it via eminent domain.
    [..]
    America cannot prosper by doing away with people’s property rights. To the contrary — it is only by solidifying property rights that people will be encouraged to take risks and make investments. And it is private investments that lead to economic growth and that will make America great again.
    http://fee.org/articles/bulldozing-your-home-for-casino-parking-wont-make-america-great-again/

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    #Trump
    Glenn Beck Analogizes The Rises Of Trump And Hitler http://www.dailywire.com/news/3916/glenn-beck-analogizes-rises-trump-and-hitler-robert-kraychik

    Glenn Beck Analogizes The Rises Of Trump And Hitler
    Speaking with Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign manager George Stephanopoulos, Glenn Beck flashed what Breitbart said was a voter ballot for Adolf Hitler. Suggesting that nationalism was by definition akin to Nazi ideology, Beck flashed the laminated document when asked about current division within the Republican Party across the #Trump/#NeverTrump fault line.

    Using Nazi references just weeks ago, Beck implied that Breitbart’s Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon was similar to Joseph Goebbels given the nature of much of the conservative news site’s coverage of Trump

    Drawing a parallel between the the rise both Trump and Hitler, Beck waxed historical.

    “The GOP has one last chance to listen to the people. Um, and the people that — and I understand it. They’re very, very angry because the GOP did not listen the first time around. They didn’t listen to the Ron Paul people who are way ahead of the curve. Then the Tea Party people, and they rubbed our nose in it, and they are tired, and they have created Donald Trump. The people are speaking clearly, and there’s two ways to go: anger and nationalism, which has been done before in history,” said Beck, raising a laminated document claimed to be a voter ballot for Hitler,” said Beck.
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/3916/glenn-beck-analogizes-rises-trump-and-hitler-robert-kraychik

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    #Trump
    5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump – http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/5-reasons-every-american-should-oppose-donald-trump/ via @FDRLST

    5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump
    It’s not just about conservative credentials or his slimy personal history. Donald Trump is a danger to the American ideals of a free and open society.
    [..]
    The case against Trump does not rest, ultimately, on his family life, his divorces, his casinos, strip clubs, bankruptcies, and lawsuits. It doesn’t rest on his personality: his generally mean-spirited demeanor, his lack of polish, his erratic temperament, weird hair, or vulgarity. Nor does it even rest on policy differences—his past support for Democrats, gun control, abortion, Planned Parenthood, or his generally awful foreign policy.

    All these things are true, and some are good reasons for conservatives not to vote for him. A vote for Trump is a vote against the principles that Republicanism and conservatism are built on.

    But I believe the case against Trump should go even further. I believe no American, conservative or liberal, should support Trump. He doesn’t simply violate conservative principles. He violates American principles. Donald Trump is a danger to self-government, civil liberties, the culture of democracy, and the ideals of a free and open society.
    1. Donald Trump Admires Tyrants
    2. Donald Trump Encourages Violence
    Last week a protester interrupted a Trump rally. As security escorted him out, Trump told his supporters, “You know what they used to do to guys like that in a place like this? He’d go out in a stretcher.” He added, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”
    3. Donald Trump Wants to Police Speech
    Last week Trump advocated altering libel laws to enable the government to sue newspapers for “purposely negative and horrible and false articles.” He gave several examples of media outlets he’d like to be able to sue for their coverage of him, including The New York Times and Washington Post.
    4. Donald Trump Does Not Believe in Equality Under Law
    5. Trump Is an American Fascist
    The case against Trump, then, is that he is an autocrat in democrat’s clothing, a tyrant in the wings, a bully who admires the “strength” of tyrants and butchers, who finds a free press to be an inconvenience that he intends to tame with legal force once elected, a man who demonizes opponents and romanticizes violence, especially against minorities, who pines for the day when government could have its way with people without the trouble of constitutional law getting in the way.

    None of that excuses autocracy or fascist leanings. “Trump isn’t Hitler” isn’t a defense; it’s an excuse—a way of letting Trump get as close to the line of actual fascism without stepping over it.
    http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/5-reasons-every-american-should-oppose-donald-trump/

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    #Trump
    TV News Gives Trump Three Times More Airtime Than Cruz or Rubio http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/03/02/february-2016-tv-news-gives-trump-three-times-more-airtime-cruz-or

    February 2016: TV News Gives Trump Three Times More Airtime Than Cruz or Rubio
    Once again in February, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted a majority of their Republican primary coverage to Donald Trump, who received three times more attention than his top competitors, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

    Compared to January, Trump’s total airtime on the Big Three evening newscasts actually increased in February to 187 minutes, vs. 157 minutes the month before. Trump’s share of the coverage amounted to just over 50 percent of the total for all of the Republican candidates in February.

    Runner-up Marco Rubio netted 67 minutes of airtime in February (18% of the GOP total), while Cruz snagged 62 minutes (just under 17%). This marks a big increase for Rubio since January, when the Florida Senator received just 10 minutes of airtime, but a drop for Cruz, who was the focus of 79 minutes of network coverage in January.
    http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-100/s3/images/FebChart.jpg?itok=kHLtZ01B
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2016/03/02/february-2016-tv-news-gives-trump-three-times-more-airtime-cruz-or

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    Bulldozing Property Rights Won’t Make America Great Again | Diana Furchtgott-Roth http://fee.org/articles/bulldozing-your-home-for-casino-parking-wont-make-america-great-again/ via @feeonline

    Bulldozing Property Rights Won’t Make America Great Again
    Trump’s Kind of “Winning” Requires Other People to Lose
    Everyone complains about government, and real estate magnate Donald Trump is promising to fix it and make America great again. But no one can help the economy by encouraging the government to take people’s property. The Soviet Union, Cuba, and Venezuela have tried it without success.

    Unfortunately, the Supreme Court, in the 2005 Kelo v. City of New London case, gave the government the right to take people’s property for any economic development project, a process called “eminent domain.” Susette Kelo’s house was seized so that New London could build housing, office space, and stores. Kelo’s house was destroyed, but the city’s project was never started. It’s yet another case of government planning gone awry.

    Encouraging eminent domain leads to corruption and cronyism, where friends keep their property and enemies lose it. It opens the door to bribery and extortion of campaign contributions.

    Trump loves eminent domain. The most famous case of Trump trying to take away private property occurred in the mid-1990s. Vera Coking, an elderly widow, lived next to the Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Trump wanted to build a parking lot for limousines on that property and several neighboring ones. When Coking refused to sell, Trump appealed to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to seize it via eminent domain.
    [..]
    America cannot prosper by doing away with people’s property rights. To the contrary — it is only by solidifying property rights that people will be encouraged to take risks and make investments. And it is private investments that lead to economic growth and that will make America great again.
    http://fee.org/articles/bulldozing-your-home-for-casino-parking-wont-make-america-great-again/

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    #Reference
    #Trump
    Donald Trump may be a self-starter, but he’s not self-funded
    https://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2015/11/13/donald-trump-may-be-a-self-starter-but-hes-not-self-funded/

    Donald Trump may be a self-starter, but he’s not self-funded
    Update 2/24/16: The story below is based on campaign finance information that is now outdated. Read our newest analysis of Donald Trump’s presidential fundraising here, which covers the latest available fundraising numbers (through Jan. 31, 2016).
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio mostly traded barbs last Tuesday night during the GOP Debate, but they created a moment of levity when the two issued the same call to action back to back. The message was simple — not for voters to check out their tax plans or immigration reform or economic policies, but to join their cause and, most importantly, donate money.

    “I want you to go to TedCruz.org,” the Texan said. “I also want you to go to my website, MarcoRubio.com,” proclaimed the Floridian.

    But one candidate says he doesn’t need your money: Donald Trump. “I don’t have to give you a website because I’m self-funding my campaign. I’m putting up my own money,” said Trump.

    While Trump has spent about $2 million of his own money since the start of his bid for the White House, he has also accepted nearly $4 million in “unsolicited donations,” according to the campaign’s latest financial filing. That means that more than 67 percent of Trump’s campaign cash has come from outside donors so far — vastly outpacing his own contributions.

    What is he doing with his cache cow? He’s burning through his stacks faster than any other candidate. While Trump has raised $5.8 million through June 30 (including the loans to his campaign), he’s spent $5.6 million, and not on the typical expenditures. Most of the establishment candidates focus their revenue on traditional means such as field organizing and ad buying; Trump sells merchandise, such as hats and shirts.

    And unlike other candidates, media exposure is the least of Trump’s concerns. Instead of paying for airtime and crossing his fingers for interviews, the Trump Effect has media outlets vying to cover him as much as possible.

    Yes, Donald Trump is putting more of his own money into his campaign than any other candidate — but the claim that he is purely self-funded is certainly misleading.
    https://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2015/11/13/donald-trump-may-be-a-self-starter-but-hes-not-self-funded/

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    The BIG STORY tonight is that the vote is COALESCING around TED CRUZ! – MSNBC analyst http://therightscoop.com/the-big-story-tonight-is-that-the-vote-is-coalescing-around-ted-cruz-msnbc-analyst/

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    HOLY CRAP: Ted Cruz raised $1.5 MILLION after winning Kansas and Maine on Super Saturday http://therightscoop.com/holy-crap-ted-cruz-raised-1-5-million-after-winning-kansas-and-maine-on-super-saturday/

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    #Reference
    #Trump
    Donald Trump may be a self-starter, but he’s not self-funded
    https://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2015/11/13/donald-trump-may-be-a-self-starter-but-hes-not-self-funded/

    Donald Trump may be a self-starter, but he’s not self-funded
    Update 2/24/16: The story below is based on campaign finance information that is now outdated. Read our newest analysis of Donald Trump’s presidential fundraising here, which covers the latest available fundraising numbers (through Jan. 31, 2016).
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio mostly traded barbs last Tuesday night during the GOP Debate, but they created a moment of levity when the two issued the same call to action back to back. The message was simple — not for voters to check out their tax plans or immigration reform or economic policies, but to join their cause and, most importantly, donate money.

    “I want you to go to TedCruz.org,” the Texan said. “I also want you to go to my website, MarcoRubio.com,” proclaimed the Floridian.

    But one candidate says he doesn’t need your money: Donald Trump. “I don’t have to give you a website because I’m self-funding my campaign. I’m putting up my own money,” said Trump.

    While Trump has spent about $2 million of his own money since the start of his bid for the White House, he has also accepted nearly $4 million in “unsolicited donations,” according to the campaign’s latest financial filing. That means that more than 67 percent of Trump’s campaign cash has come from outside donors so far — vastly outpacing his own contributions.

    What is he doing with his cache cow? He’s burning through his stacks faster than any other candidate. While Trump has raised $5.8 million through June 30 (including the loans to his campaign), he’s spent $5.6 million, and not on the typical expenditures. Most of the establishment candidates focus their revenue on traditional means such as field organizing and ad buying; Trump sells merchandise, such as hats and shirts.

    And unlike other candidates, media exposure is the least of Trump’s concerns. Instead of paying for airtime and crossing his fingers for interviews, the Trump Effect has media outlets vying to cover him as much as possible.

    Yes, Donald Trump is putting more of his own money into his campaign than any other candidate — but the claim that he is purely self-funded is certainly misleading.
    https://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2015/11/13/donald-trump-may-be-a-self-starter-but-hes-not-self-funded/

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    The BIG STORY tonight is that the vote is COALESCING around TED CRUZ! – MSNBC analyst http://therightscoop.com/the-big-story-tonight-is-that-the-vote-is-coalescing-around-ted-cruz-msnbc-analyst/

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    HOLY CRAP: Ted Cruz raised $1.5 MILLION after winning Kansas and Maine on Super Saturday http://therightscoop.com/holy-crap-ted-cruz-raised-1-5-million-after-winning-kansas-and-maine-on-super-saturday/

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    Reid praises Trump for being ‘authentic’ http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/269202-reid-praises-trump-for-being-authentic

    Reid praises Trump for being ‘authentic’
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for speaking his mind and being “authentic.”

    “You may not agree with his authenticity, but he’s authentic. People like that. He speaks his mind, which reminds me of me once in a while. I think that’s something that’s refreshing,” Reid said, according to CNN.

    “He just says whatever he thinks is appropriate. I think some of the stuff is not so good but he does that. People identify with that,” he added.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/269202-reid-praises-trump-for-being-authentic

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    Liberal Writer: Don’t Worry, Trump’s A Liberal http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/05/liberal-writer-dont-worry-trumps-a-liberal/ via @dailycaller

    Liberal Writer: Don’t Worry, Trump’s A Liberal
    New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait has penned an interesting piece, titled: “Why Liberals Should Support a Trump Republican Nomination.”
    I’ll save you the time of reading it, and just tell you that he presents three arguments:

    1. Trump “would almost certainly lose” the General Election.
    2.Trump’s nomination “might upend his party” based on “how little he or his supporters seem to care about [conservative] anti-government