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  • Virtually no buyer’s remorse among Trump voters

    05/28/2017 6:11:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    Despite an onslaught of ridicule from the national media, chiding from their neighbors and repeated public relations flare-ups from the White House, President Trump’s voters remain remarkably loyal to him, pollsters and analysts say. These voters reject notions that they should regret their vote, saying that their frustration is not with Mr. Trump but with the resistance mounted by Democrats determined to stymie Mr. Trump at every turn....
  • Democrats must start thinking about their theme for the day after Trump (Hope springs eternal)

    05/28/2017 4:46:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 28, 2017 | Ron Grossman
    It is not too soon for Democrats to start thinking about the day after President Donald Trump. For now, they have a jim-dandy campaign theme: "We told you so!" But it has a limited shelf life. Many Americans will thank the Democrats whenever Trump vacates the Oval Office. Some will express their gratitude with wild-eyed enthusiasm, others grudgingly. Even his voters must be troubled by an American president — accused of playing footsie with the Russians — telling Moscow's ambassador and foreign minister that by axing the FBI's director he "relieved the pressure." It's the kind of damming admission that...
  • Democrats are supposed to be fighting back, but they just keep losing (Schadenfreude alert)

    05/28/2017 2:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2017 | Danny Westneat
    Donald Trump may be off to the worst start in presidential history, but recent polls and election results show Democrats are even more unpopular than he is. What’s wrong with the Democrats? Recently I ran into a Democratic operative who was adamant that his dispirited party’s stock is rising. It’s looking good, for example, that with all Trump’s troubles, the donkey party finally will win enough seats in special elections this fall to take control of our state’s Legislature from the Republicans. “If Democrats can’t win this year,” he vowed, “we should be abolished as a political party.” Might not...
  • ‘Trump Played Me For A Fool’: Disgruntled KY Trump Supporter Laments Not Having Voted For Hillary

    05/28/2017 1:57:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Guardians of Democracy ^ | May 27, 2017 | Staff
    Elliott County in Eastern Kentucky, which has voted for a Democrat for president in every election for 144 years, overwhelmingly went for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, by a vote of 2,000 to 740. The county remains overwhelmingly Democratic in its registration, with 4,580 registered Democrats and 429 registered Republicans, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. This week, CNN visited Elliott County, which is among the poorest in the country with a staggering poverty rate of over 34% and which has one of the highest percentages of people in the nation who rely on federal benefit programs. CNN sat down...
  • Wake up, liberals: There will be no 2018 “blue wave,” no Democratic majority and no impeachment

    05/28/2017 1:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon | May 27, 2017 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Link only: http://www.salon.com/2017/05/27/wake-up-liberals-there-will-be-no-2018-blue-wave-no-democratic-majority-and-no-impeachment/
  • Coal Trade war with Canada ?

    05/27/2017 7:47:48 AM PDT · by Punktmann · 3 replies
    Pointman's ^ | May 11, 2017 | Pointman
    In general, you arrive in an open conflict situation in one of three ways. Someone unexpectedly comes after you, someone you were expecting to come after you does so or you decide to to go after someone yourself. The term conflict situation as used here covers all the sins; interpersonal strife, business rivalry, trade wars and plain old war, but the essential rules of them all are the same. In the first case, it’s a failure of perception on your part as to the aggressor’s true intentions and all that can be done is something along the lines of the...
  • Clinton addresses losing to Trump, Comey, sexism, and her thoughts on therapy in new interview

    05/27/2017 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2017 | Riley Beggin
    It's been nearly seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. Now, she’s re-emerging onto the national scene to give a window into her post-election life. New York magazine released on Friday next week's cover story, in which Clinton shares her reflections on the campaign, election night, sexism, James Comey, and slew of other topics. Below, excerpts from the the 8,000-word-plus article: ON TRUMP’S DECISION TO FIRE FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: “I am less surprised than I am worried... Not that he shouldn’t have been disciplined. And certainly the Trump campaign relished everything that was...
  • Montana's special election: 5 takeaways - Donald Trump was an asset, not a drag.

    05/26/2017 9:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    BOZEMAN, Mont. — The ending was shocking, but the result was no surprise. Despite a bizarre election eve altercation with a reporter that led to a citation for misdemeanor assault, Republican Greg Gianforte kept a red-state House seat in Republican hands in Thursday’s Montana special election. Yet his closer-than-expected victory against Democrat Rob Quist for the at-large congressional seat proved revealing, exposing GOP weaknesses that could threaten the party’s House majority in 2018 but reminding Democrats of the uphill climb ahead against President Donald Trump. Here are POLITICO’s five takeaways after the messy two-month brawl and wild final 24 hours:...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Third Party Voters ‘Crazy,’ Continues Excuses for Election Loss

    05/26/2017 9:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Sainato
    On May 26, New York Magazine published an interview with Hillary Clinton conducted by Bernie Bros and Obama Boys shill Rebecca Traister. Throughout the interview, Clinton reveled in the various scapegoats and excuses that have been cyclically cited by her and her loyal supporters since her embarrassing loss to Donald Trump. The article cited negative reactions to Clinton stating in a previous interview that she took full responsibility for the election, only to also claim if the election was October 27, she would be president....
  • Greg Gianforte Body-Slams Democrats’ High Hopes for 2018

    05/26/2017 7:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gideon Resnick and Andrew Desiderio
    The Trump resistance couldn't take a GOP seat in Montana last night, even after the Republican candidate was charged with assaulting a journalist. A day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for body-slamming a reporter, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte won the special election on Thursday for Montana’s at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to early returns, Gianforte, a millionaire businessman, defeated Democratic folk singer Rob Quist for the House seat formerly held by Ryan Zinke, who left Congress to serve as President Donald Trump’s interior secretary. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both recorded robo-calls on...
  • John McCain: Democrats 'Clearly' Killed Joe Lieberman's Shot at Becoming FBI Director

    05/24/2017 7:39:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 24, 2017 | Aric Jenkins
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Democrats meddled with former Sen. Joe Lieberman's chances of becoming FBI Director in the wake of President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey. McCain said that the Democrats' opposition to Lieberman stopped him from being selected for the post after the Trump Administration signaled that he was on the shortlist. "My Democratic colleagues clearly did [kill Lieberman's chances]," McCain told reporters Wednesday, according to CNN. "This is their nominee for vice president of the United States. If anything would make you cynical about this town, that's it." Lieberman was indeed the Democratic vice presidential nominee...
  • McConnell: Trump's values 'indistinguishable' from Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio

    05/24/2017 6:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | may | Max Greenwood
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) said on Wednesday that he believes President Trump has settled into the conventional Republicanism touted by rank-and-file party members, like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). "What the administration is doing, not only am I comfortable with it, but I think the vast majority of Republicans in Congress feel that this is a right-of-center presidency, which is what we had hoped," McConnell told Reuters in an interview. "If you look at what the president is actually for, it strikes me as indistinguishable from what a President Jeb Bush or a President Marco Rubio...
  • Eastman for Congress: ‘A Little Soon’ to Impeach Trump (Nebraska Democrat)

    05/24/2017 5:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KWBE-AM ^ | May 24, 2017 | Joe Jordan
    Omaha, NE—Kara Eastman, the first Omaha Democrat looking to take on freshman Republican Congressman Don Bacon next year, says it is “a little soon” to impeach President Donald Trump. in a wide ranging interview with News Channel Nebraska, Eastman—a member of the Metropolitan Community College board who is little known to most voters—weighed in on Trump, others who might get in the Democratic Primary including former Congressman Brad Ashford, and much more: NCN: The fact that you are getting in shows you feel you are more equipped for Congress than others that might run. What makes you more equipped than...
  • Vanity - Vote Republican in Montana tomorrow!!!

    05/24/2017 8:03:58 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    Simple.....Every voter in Montana...turn out to vote Republican and help to politically destroy the Democrat Party!!!
  • No, Hillary Clinton Shouldn’t Run For President Again

    05/23/2017 5:33:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Syracuse New Times ^ | May 22, 2017 | Luke Parsnow
    Hillary Clinton has spent the better part of the last decade-and-a-half running for president. It’s been just six months after her stunning loss, but there are already many speculating that after two failed attempts, the former first lady may believe that the third time’s the charm. Matt Latimer, contributing editor at Politico, wrote an audacious column in February saying she would certainly run again. He listed several concrete arguments regarding her recent actions as signals, like scaling back the involvement of the controversial Clinton Foundation, denying rumors that she would run for mayor of New York City, and a new...
  • How Democrats Can Hasten Trump's Departure (Grade D Science Fiction)

    05/23/2017 5:05:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 23, 2017 | Paul Bledsoe
    Washington can hardly keep up with the unprecedented pace at which Donald Trump’s presidency is cascading out of control. Ironically, the appointment last week of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election may slow White House hemorrhaging, taking pressure off GOP congressional leaders and their weak investigations and temporarily shoring up support for Trump on Capitol Hill. For Democrats and independents concerned about the safety and well-being of the country, however, the priority must be getting Trump out of the White House as quickly as possible. He is simply too great a threat...
  • Lying Jon Ossoff is Unfit for Offic

    05/23/2017 5:43:46 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The most expensive congressional race in U.S. history has again dispelled the myth that conservatives are the aggressors in the moral wars that plague our politics. As Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently pointed out, in the race to replace Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, it was only a matter of time before Jon Ossoff went after Karen Handel for her brief experience at the Susan G. Komen organization. And like almost every other liberal when it comes to matters involving abortion, Ossoff lied. The ad uses an OB-GYN corrupted by liberalism—Mindy Fine from Cobb County, Georgia...
  • Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

    05/22/2017 7:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Matt Fuller and Sam Stein
    With President Donald Trump’s approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: “impeachment.” That’s the conclusion House Democratic leaders have reached through internal polling, and it’s one that top Republicans, including allies of the Trump administration, shared in conversations with HuffPost. “In focus groups in swing districts and in Georgia-06 (where a special election is being held this June) ― where we do think Trump is...
  • How Donald Trump seized the mantle of hope and change

    05/21/2017 10:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — Looking back, the sign-stealers were a portent of sorts, an early indication that 2016 would be like no election in recent memory. While it is not uncommon for people to steal campaign signs from other people's lawns in the heat of an election campaign, normally people confiscate the signs of candidates they oppose. But something quite different happened in Robeson County, N.C., as Donald Trump started to gain traction in the presidential campaign. As Bo Biggs, treasurer of the county's Republican Party, tells it, "People were stealing [Trump] signs to put them in their own yard."...
  • How Can Democrats Form an Agenda When Trump Looms Over Everything?

    05/21/2017 2:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 19, 2017 | Robert L. Borosage
    The Center for American Progress, the Democratic establishment’s premier think tank, gathered luminaries and potential 2020 candidates this week for what it billed as an “ideas conference.” Their goal was to focus “not what could have been,” as CAP Vice President Winnie Stachelberg said, but on “new, fresh, bold, provocative ideas that can move us forward.” ADVERTISING In the basement of Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel, the posh watering hole for Washington lobbyists, lawyers, and visiting wealth, the conference was at turns a debate about the future, and a demonstration of the difficulty in talking about a positive agenda when Trump...