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Weld switches from Libertarian back to GOP as he mulls 2020 challenge to Trump
Post Date: 2019-02-07 17:03:35 by hondo68
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is mulling running for president and has taken a step toward challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, according to a report. Weld, 73, has changed his party registration in the Bay State from Libertarian back to Republican, according to the Associated Press. A former Republican governor during the 1990s in the strongly blue state, Weld was running mate to 2016 Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. [Also read: Inside the secret Republican plot to take down Trump in 2020] Johnson and Weld earned less than 1 percent of the vote that year, good for about 4.4 million votes. Some analysts say if the pair had decided against running, ...
Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy
Post Date: 2019-01-21 16:02:21 by hondo68
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at Vote For Justice: An Evening of Empowerment with activists and artists at the Newseum in May 2018. California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America Monday morning. "I love my country, and this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for the best of who we are," Harris said. The 54-year-old Harris has been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party even before she won a Senate seat in 2016. She received national attention as San Francisco District Attorney before being elected California Attorney General in 20 ...
Kasich Looking to Join Fake News Brigade After Governorship (third party, bipartisan kind of ticket)
Post Date: 2019-01-14 21:20:06 by hondo68
Fake news is giving the #NeverTrump stalwart a serious look. Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) is shopping for contracts with leftist cable news networks for when his tenure in office comes to a merciful end. Kasich has signaled to close advisors and some donors that he is looking to sign with either CNN or MSNBC as he finishes his two-term tenure as Ohios governor, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations, including two who have been close to the governor since his 2016 presidential run, CNBC reports. Kasich, a staunch member of the #NeverTrump crowd, spent less time governing over the past two years than bashing President Donald J. Trump. Kasich ...
Julián Castro announces 2020 presidential run from Texas
Post Date: 2019-01-12 18:23:03 by hondo68
In the city where he was mayor for five years, Julián Castro announced at a rally in San Antonio on Saturday, his plans to run as a Democratic candidate during the 2020 presidential election. Castro said he wants to lead the, healthiest, the fairest and the most prosperous nation on earth. He is a Mexican-American who served as former Obama Housing and Urban Development secretary, and his campaign said he will not accept any corporate money. The announcement was made across the street from Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where he was baptized as a child, and where he baptized his children. Walking on stage as the song Turn! Turn! Turn! played, Castro ...
To Win The 2020 Race Trump Will Need To Fire More Of His Staff
Post Date: 2018-12-29 17:44:41 by hondo68
We pointed out that overruling his advisors by ending the U.S. war on Syria was a decision that will define Trump's presidency: This was the first time Trump took a decisive stand against the borg, the permanent neoconservative and interventionist establishment in his administration, the military and congress, that usually dictates U.S. foreign policy. It was this decision, and that he stuck to it, which finally made him presidential. Three analysts explain why Trump will need to go further down that road by finding people who diligently implement his foreign policy instead of undermining it. Gareth Porter describes how the U.S. military under Secretary of Defense Mattis implemented ...
Blame Anybody but Trump
Post Date: 2018-12-27 05:22:48 by Deckard
For the president, self-love means never having to say youre sorry.For the last decade, I have been writing an end-of-the-year column recalling memorable examples of blame shifting during the previous 12 months. At first these compendiums featured various public figures, including Barack Obama. But then Donald Trump took up residence in the White House, providing such a rich trove of examples that no one else could compete. Although Trump had never held public office before he was elected president, he outdoes professional politicians in his obstinate refusal to accept responsibility for any problem or failure. For Trump, as these highlights from 2018 show, self-love means never ...
READ: James Mattis' resignation letter
Post Date: 2018-12-21 10:17:50 by We The People
CNN)Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Syria became public. RELATED: Mattis quits, says his views aren't 'aligned' with Trump's Read his letter: Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals. I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality ...
The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized
Post Date: 2018-11-28 11:20:11 by Deckard
Donald Trump ran a campaign promising to refill the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, to bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding, to take out the families of suspected terrorists, to ban Muslims from entering this country, and to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet these policies didnt start with Trump: Torture, indefinite detention, extraordinary renditions, record numbers of deportations, anti-Muslim sentiment, mass foreign and domestic surveillance, and even the killing of innocent family members of suspected terrorists all have a recent historical precedent. Trumps predecessor, Barack Obama, continued some of the worst policies ...
Don’t Count on Americans Hating Each Other Any Less Post-Midterms
Post Date: 2018-11-16 05:46:31 by Deckard
Baffled by and fearful of each other, the political tribes remain consumed by loathing and dedicated to total victory.To judge by the reactions to last week's mid-term elections, casting votes isn't the key to settling political tensions in the United States. As I write, Republicans are publicly accusing Democrats of manufacturing ballots to steal elected offices, while Democrats charge that Republicans somehow gerrymandered state borders to swipe victories in Senate races. It's as if the members of America's two dominant political tribes so despise each other that assuming some degree of decency on each other's part is out of the question. So hang on for a ride ...
The Deep State Will Be The Ultimate Winner of Tuesday’s Election
Post Date: 2018-11-07 10:07:54 by Deckard
The biggest myth in politics is that political parties are in business solely to win elections. These criminal cartels are in business to maintain their networks of crony corruption, patronage, and payoff which are their reasons for being. The National Security State, driven by the imperial presidency, an acquiescent congress and a complacent federal judiciary, has destroyed the American Republic. Their parasitic welfare-warfare state, enabled by the Fed, fosters and promotes the profligacy and dependency which is at the root of this destructive process The Deep State will be the ultimate winner of Tuesdays election. One of the great lies about American politics is that Republicans ...
This Isn't the Most Important Election of Your Lifetime. Not Even Close
Post Date: 2018-10-26 08:34:34 by Deckard
Stop freaking out about the midterms.If you believe that a midterm election in a time of relative peace and economic prosperity is the most important in history or even the most important in your fortunate lifetime, you either are oblivious to history or don't have a single nonpartisan synapse firing in your skull. Yet it's now become standard for partisans to claim that every presidential election is the most important ever. Seeing as many people view the president as an emperor, perhaps they believe it. That's one thing. But now we have people foisting this insufferable cliche on us for House elections, which happen every two years in every single district. The 2018 election ...
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Why Civility Can't Return To Politics
Post Date: 2018-10-20 14:09:27 by Deckard
When everything is politicized, everything becomes a death match. That ain't good. You can't "be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," Hillary Clinton told CNN's Christiane Amanpour a week ago, defending the win-at-all-costs mentality that many Democrats are pushing before the midterm elections. That was before the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Scott Wagner, told the Democratic incumbent that he "better put a catcher's mask on your face because I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes because I'm going to win this." It was before street brawls between ...
The Republican Party Abandons Conservatism (Duh!)
Post Date: 2018-10-04 08:54:26 by Willie Green
The conservative virtues remain real virtues, the conservative insights real insights, and the conservative temperament an indispensable internal gyro keeping a country stable and sane. Ignoring the dictum that if one is not of the left as a young person, one has no heart, and not of the right in middle age, one has no head, I have always been a conservative. I voted Republican most of the time, affiliated with the GOP, and served proudly as a political appointee under two Republican presidents. I bitterly opposed Donald Trumps candidacy and dropped my Republican affiliation once he won in 2016, figuring that the party would soon fall in line. I said as much in public, and my ...
Niki Haley & James Mattis, 2020 challengers
Post Date: 2018-09-25 22:06:19 by hondo68
Former Trump and White House Officials Criticize Neocon Nikki Haley, Speculate On Presidential Hopes UN ambassador Nikki Haley is inarguably the most popular Trump administration official in the mainstream media. Haleys strong support for the continuation and necessity of Robert Muellers investigation angers Trump loyalists who see the political damage that Mueller is allowed to do to the president. Haley is a neoconservative voice for regime change in Syria, which many rational observers believe would embolden the ISIS-linked Syrian rebels and create another anarchic void in the Middle East that could inevitably be filled by an expensive U.S.-led nation-building experiment ...
DRAIN THE SWAMP: EPA SHED 1,200 JOBS IN TRUMP’S FIRST YEAR AND A HALF
Post Date: 2018-09-10 07:32:25 by IbJensen
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shed approximately 1,200 jobs as roughly 1,600 employees departed and fewer than 400 new employees were hired during President Donald Trumps first year and a half in office. Departing employees included at least 260 scientists, 185 environmental protection specialists and 106 engineers, according to the Washington Post. The EPAs workforce is now down 8 percent to a size it has not been since former president Ronald Reagan was in office, reported the WaPo. With nearly half of our employees eligible to retire in the next five years, my priority is recruiting and maintaining the right staff, the right people ...
David Hogg + President Trump = Senator Beto O'Rourke (Ted Cruz gonna lose)
Post Date: 2018-09-09 20:30:13 by hondo68
Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg helped raise $9,700 in less than 24 hours in a plan to finance a billboard display of President Donald Trumps tweets attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The idea is to pay for a mobile billboard of one or two tweets and move it to several locations in Texas to maximize visibility and impact, said the GoFundMe post about the project...
Poster Comment:All hope of a Cruz reelection will be dead after the Trump/Lyin Ted rally in October.
Great Viral Song About John McCain - Take-Off on Tom Petty's 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'
Post Date: 2018-08-31 22:09:47 by Deckard
From the gang at The Right Stuff, which produces the two leading Alt-Right podcasts, Fash the Nation and The Daily Shoah. Maverick man from an Arizona town, It's finally time to put him in the ground Gang of fourteen, gang of eight, The one republican CNN can't hate He went down in a Vietnamese town, Sang like a bird the minute he touched down He told the gooks this and he told the gooks that, And he escaped untouched thanks to dear old dad Last dance for John McCain, One based tumor in the brain, I feel Charlie creepin' in, and I'm Singin at the Hanoi Hilton Well I don't know what you've been told, Why do evil men always get to grow old? His planes are blowin ...
Sen. Rand Paul Backs Libertarian Senate Candidate
Post Date: 2018-08-28 16:04:29 by hondo68
Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, about his decision to join the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras) The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing the Gary Johnson's Libertarian campaign for U.S. Senate in the state of New Mexico. In a news release Tuesday, Paul shunned the Republican nominee and announced his support for Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico who ran for president as a Libertarian in 2012 and 2016. Johnson and Paul share an enthusiasm for extremely limited government. Rand calls Johnson a true fiscal conservative and ...
Trump Wields Signing Statements, Carves Up Defense Bill
Post Date: 2018-08-25 14:36:26 by Deckard
It is the best of times for power-hungry presidents. It is the worst of times for the rule of law and the Constitution. On August 13, 2018, President Donald Trump issued an extraconstitutional signing statement over 50 provisions in the mammoth National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It was another step on the nations century-long journey towards an omnipotent presidency and a Congress thats little more than a constitutional ink blot. The president now initiates war on his own, kills American citizens on his own, spies on his citizens on his own, makes treaties on his own, classifies information and operates a secret bureaucracy on his own, and, through executive orders and ...
David Hogg says he plans to run for Congress when he's 25
Post Date: 2018-08-20 21:31:08 by hondo68
David Hogg: We are going to make guns the voting issueParkland, Florida school shooting survivor speaks out at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives.David Hogg, the 18-year-old school shooting survivor turned gun-control activist, says hes gearing up to run for Congress when hes constitutionally eligible.Speaking to New York Magazine, Hogg described his ideal seven-year plan, which culminates with him running for the House of Representatives when hes 25. I think Ive come to that conclusion, he told the magazine. I want to be at least part of the change in Congress. Hogg has protested Republicans including his home state senator, Marco ...
Technocrats Rule: Democracy Is OK as Long as the People Rubberstamp Our Leadership
Post Date: 2018-08-14 12:49:05 by Deckard
We are in a very peculiar ideological and political place in which Democracy (oh sainted Democracy) is a very good thing, unless the voters reject the technocrat class's leadership. Then the velvet gloves come off. From the perspective of the elites and their technocrat apparatchiks, elections have only one purpose: to rubberstamp their leadership. As a general rule, this is easily managed by spending hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising and bribes to the cartels and insider fiefdoms who pony up most of the cash. This is why incumbents win the vast majority of elections. Once in power, they issue the bribes and payoffs needed to guarantee funding next election cycle. The ...
2020: Oddsmakers Favoring Kamala Harris to Win Dem Presidential Nomination
Post Date: 2018-08-09 17:38:26 by nolu chan
2020: Oddsmakers Favoring Kamala Harris to Win Dem Presidential Nomination by Tony Lee Breitbart 9 Aug 2018 Top oddsmakers have Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as the early favorite to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. According to a Wednesday evening report in the San Francisco Chronicle, on Oddshark, Harris has surged into a tie with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the best Democratic odds to win the 2020 presidential election. The report also notes that Oddschecker, which compares betting odds across various sites and sportsbooks, gives Harris 9/2 odds to win the Democratic nomination, followed by Joe Biden with 11/2 odds. President Donald Trump, ...
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