Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Can Sarah Palin sell Donald Trump to ‘Joe Six-Pack’?

To many Republican presidential contenders, Sarah Palin is a skunk at the party, 
someone to be handled gingerly and kept at arm’s length.

To Donald Trump, she is Cabinet material, “a special person,” and a worthy presidential contender in her own right.

The odd alliance between the New York mogul and Alaska hockey mom, 
many years in the making, has burst into prominence on the campaign trail over the past 
week, in a flurry of adoring compliments and vows of friendship. But it’s also smart politics. 

Trump carries many positions, from admiring comments about Bill Clinton to support for Obamacare-like health policies, that jeopardize his standing with grass-roots conservatives. 

Palin, with her unimpeachable conservative cred, stands ready to vouch for him.

Indeed, while Palin has high negative ratings among the general public, she also has a large, devoted following among voters that many GOP strategists say have been neglected by the mainstream candidates.

Trump, Republican consultant Ed Rollins said, has benefited from an “incredible voter 
disconnect” by the rest of the Republican primary field and now stands to carve off a large slice of conservative Palin followers

Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women — WSJ/NBC Poll

WSJ   By Peter Nicholas

Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama‘s electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests she may have a tough time pulling it off. Mrs. Clinton is losing ground with white women and many other important slices of the electorate, the poll shows, amid a spate of reports about her email practices, speaking fees and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation.

In June, 44% of white women had a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton, compared to 43% who didn’t. In July, those numbers moved in the wrong direction for Mrs. Clinton: Only 34% of white women saw her in a positive light, compared to 53% who had a negative impression of her, the poll found. Mr. Obama fared poorly with white women voters in the 2012 election, losing them to Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 14 points

Mrs. Clinton is unlikely to match the African-American turnout that propelled Mr. Obama to two presidential victories, so she has to make up the difference somewhere else. Women eager to see a woman in the White House is a logical group to target. 
Mrs. Clinton, of course, is a white woman. She was raised in the suburbs and earned both college and law degrees. She’s fared well among voters with a similar background in past polls, but this month’s survey  shows that’s no longer the case.

Mark Levin: America Is Not A Nation Of Immigrants

Daily Caller  By Scott Greer

Talk show host and bestselling author Mark Levin sees immigration as one of the most important issues facing America today and believes the country better contain it — or future generations will suffer the consequences.

In the final part of The Daily Caller’s exclusive interview with Levin in connection with his new book, “Plunder and Deceit,” the political commentator explains why it is vital that conservatives transcend “nation of immigrants” rhetoric and put the interests of citizens first.  

“We are a nation not of immigrants, we are a nations of citizens,” he told TheDC. “We’re a nation of restraint and respites when it comes to immigration.”

In Levin’s opinion, many of the problems with immigration comes from some political elites favoring recent immigrants over “the citizens who have made this country.”

“They focus more time on what they call DREAMers — that’s the nomenclature that they give to to the children of illegal immigrants who are themselves illegal aliens. They never call the children of American citizens DREAMers,” he said.

“Never do they [politicians] consider the consequences of what they’re doing on legal and illegal immigration for our children and future generations,” he stated. “As I demonstrate through facts, it is devastating. It’s devastating to the job market — whether you’re a college grad or a STEM degree holder or a high school drop out, the government statistics are unequivocal.”
Levin believes the immigration of today is very different from the kind of migration America has experienced in the past. One of the most devastating aspects of modern-day immigration is how it no longer comes with assimilation.

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The Left, Not Fox News, Has Made Us All Crazy

The Federalist  By MHemingway

“I said some years ago that the genius of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes was to have discovered a niche market in American broadcasting—half the American people,” Charles Krauthammer once observed. “The reason Fox News has thrived and grown is because it offers a vibrant and honest alternative to those who could not abide yet another day of the news delivered to them beneath layer after layer of often undisguised liberalism.”

Since Fox’s creation in the mid-90s, the media has become less and less interested in disguising its liberalism, which has, ironically, ensured Fox’s continued success. Certainly, the escalating polarization is lamentable and it seems particularly pronounced among older Americans. My parents watch a lot of Fox News, as do my in-laws. Frankly, the majority of people over 60 that I know watch a lot of Fox News. However, are Fox News viewers victims of a “conspiracy” to brainwash them? That’s literally what a new documentary by Jen Senko—“The Brainwashing of My Dad”—is claiming:


Exclusive–John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

Breitbart  by Matthew Boyle

Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

“[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip]Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)

,” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with various House GOP members about this told Breitbart News in an interview last week.
“I know members personally who were called by Steve Scalise. So they had the entire leadership whip team frantically making phone calls to members to whip the vote because they wanted to attempt to embarrass Meadows and call the vote [on Wednesday last week] so it’s not hanging over Boehner’s head.
“What they found out was the exact opposite. They found out bad things would happen, that literally they would be calling the vote without knowing what would happen. Therefore, they did not call the vote and now they have this issue hanging over John Boehner’s head for the next five weeks.”


Do We Need the Right Leaders, or the Right People? Why Trump is Leading the Pack

FrontPageMag  By Bruce Thornton

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Most of the Republicans attacking Donald Trump are missing the real significance of the Donald and his popularity. A lot of Republicans and independents don’t like establishment Republicans. They see them as an entitled elite that talks big but then compromises their principles in order to serve the interests of big business and to get along with their fellow social elites in the other party. They look at a Republican Congress’s record so far and see very little legislative pushback against an arrogant, lawless Progressive administration under which the federal Leviathan has waxed ever fatter and more intrusive.

That view may be simplistic, unfair, or or even untrue, but that’s irrelevant. It is the perception many voters have, and there is a lot of evidence that makes it plausible. Start with the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. The Senate should have voted her down and told Obama to come back when he had a servant of the law rather than a slavish minion of an imperial presidency. But too many Senators, frightened at appearing “racist” and “sexist,” and eager to display their bipartisan bona fides, folded their strong Constitutional hand when Obama shrewdly played both the race and the sex cards. 

An opportunity was lost to show Obama that Republicans were now going to play by his rules in order to reclaim their Constitutional authority


U.S. Pays Black Comedian to Deliver Anti-White Racist Tirade at Fed Agency

Judicial Watch

The U.S. government paid a controversial civil rights activist/comedian to deliver an anti-white racist tirade at a major federal agency during Black History month and Judicial Watch has obtained the disturbing transcript of the offensive political rant.

It took place at the United States Census Bureau earlier this year and the paid speaker was Dick Gregory, a self-professed humanitarian and drum major for justice who claims that his social satire changed the way white Americans perceive African American comedians. But Gregory’s angry outburst at the Census Bureau was not funny to some employees and the agency was forced to explain that it will thoroughly review its procedures for selecting future speakers to “ensure their views are appropriate for the federal workplace.”

Based on Gregory’s well-known reputation as a fiery race-baiter, it’s unlikely that the government officials who booked him didn’t know about his discriminating, shock-based performances. The Census Bureau paid Gregory $1,400 to “share a wealth of history as a Civil Rights Activist,” according to the records obtained by JW under the federal public records law known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Instead, American taxpayers funded a disgusting stand-up routine filled with the “N word” and replete with conspiracy theories about whites and the U.S. government targeting prominent blacks—including Martin Luther King and Malcom X—for assassination or career destruction (golfer Tiger Woods and beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby).


Huma Abedin, Clinton aide may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds

WExaminer   by Sarah Westwood

An investigation may have found evidence a top State Department aide to Hillary Clinton took advantage of government employment rules with potential conflicts of interest and overpayments.

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said an inspector general probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies.

Teneo Strategies was founded by a longtime aide to Bill Clinton, Douglas Band, and boasted the former president as a paid board member when it first launched in 2011.
Abedin allegedly sent or received more than 7,000 emails on her government account that involved Band, the letter said.

As an example of the potential conflicts of interest at play, Grassley cited an email exchange in which Band pressed Abedin to encourage her State Department boss, Hillary Clinton, to facilitate a White House appointment for one of his clients.

Judith Rodin, the Teneo client in question, was then president of the Rockefeller Foundation, "which donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, a fact which Mr. Band allegedly noted in his email to Ms. Abedin," the letter said.


Trump Triumphant

Red State  By EErickson

Whether you like Donald Trump or not is irrelevant. On Thursday, Donald Trump will appear on a Presidential debate stage with nine other Americans out of more than 300 million people.
The nine candidates who will be on stage with Trump still have not figured out how to deal with Trump. Maybe by Thursday they will. The way to deal with Trump is to speak on the issues that galvanize the Republican base — the dysfunction of Washington and the capitulation of the Washington Republicans.
Trump is triumphant. He is on the stage as a player. If they gang up on him, he wins. If they ignore him, he wins. Trump alone can sabotage Trump on Thursday. He might do that. He might not show a grasp of issues. He might nuance his foot into his mouth.

The simple truth of Thursday is that Trump has the least to lose and is least likely to lose it.

The other simple truth is that Trump’s campaign would not even exist if the Republican Party in Washington, D.C. kept its promises and liked the non-monied portion of its base.

You may not like Donald Trump, but Trump is on a debate stage on Thursday and you and I are not.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Clinton Campaign Ad: Hillary’s Greatest Accomplishment as Secretary of State Was Losing to Obama!

Free Beacon By Andrew Stiles

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has released its first television ads of the election cycle. The move is somewhat surprising, as most expected Hillary to wait several months before hitting the airwaves. The early ad buy suggest the campaign is worried about Hillary’s public image, which has suffered amid a torrent of scandals. A shockingly high number of voters don’t find her honest or trustworthy. Imagine that.

The ads are an attempt tosoften Clinton’s image by presenting the personal story of her mother, and reminding voters that Hillary is also a mother, indeed a grandmother. One of the ads, titled “Family Strong,” lists a few of Hillary’s accomplishments. For example: As a lawyer, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund; as first lady of Arkansas, she “fought for school reform;” as FLOTUS, she backed healthcare for children; as senator, she opposed the 9/11 terror attacks; and as secretary of State…

…she “joined the cabinet of the man who defeated her.”


Obama gives Illegals Massive Health-Care Plan--24 HRS DAY-7Days a Wk-365 Days Year

WND  by Steve Peacock
The level of health-care services provided to illegal aliens is about to get a huge boost from the Obama administration, which is hiring contractors to provide the equivalent of 5.5 million additional labor hours of treatment to detainees.

According to a solicitation for bids that WND discovered through routine database research, the purpose of this initiative is “to provide on-site medical staffing services to provide 
a continuum of health care services to ICE residents/detainees 24 hours a day, seven (7) days per week, and 365 calendar days per year” at various clinic sites.
All of the treatment will come from workers who are screened to be politically correct.
Contractor employees working on this project must be U.S. citizens “except when special flights prohibit use of U.S. citizens.”
The contractors are expected to recruit “personnel who have demonstrated work experience in a diverse multicultural and multi-language environment.”

Donald Trump’s Greatest Hits

Trevor Loudon  By Cliff Kincaid
Donald Trump has gotten popular, in part, by challenging the media. But he has praised journalists on occasion. His 2011 book, Time to Get Tough, said David Gregory was “doing a fine job filling some awfully big shoes over at Meet the Press.” It was a reference to legendary and highly respected host Tim Russert, who had passed away.
So-called “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd,” who replaced Gregory, is a favorite Trump target. “The thing I find most offensive about Chuck Todd is the fact that he pretends to be an objective journalist,” Trump writes, “when in reality the guy is a partisan hack.
In many ways, as Trump said, David Gregory was doing a fine job. Some of the criticism of Gregory’s performance as “Meet the Press” host missed the mark, such as when he interviewed Edward Snowden collaborator Glenn Greenwald. As we noted at the time, some in the media were aghast that Gregory asked Greenwald a perfectly reasonable question on “Meet the Press:” “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a 

Snowden, the NSA leaker, has been charged with espionage and still resides in Russia.
In his book, Trump takes on Jon Stewart, the host of “The Daily Show” on the Comedy Central network who is quitting after years of service to President Obama and the liberal-left. Stewart’s strategy is spewing curse words and invective toward conservatives and Republicans.

Trump recognized Stewart as Obama’s tool before it was recently revealed that Stewart was secretly meeting with people in the Obama White House, including President Obama, in efforts “by the president and his communications team to tap into Mr. Stewart’s influence with younger voters,” as The New York Times put it.

RealClearPolitics 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination Polls

SHAW At Present Donald Trump is the runaway favorite to win the GOP nomination.

 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

Polling Data

PollDateTrump Walker Bush Cruz Huckabee Carson Rubio Paul Kasich Christie Perry Jindal Santorum Fiorina Graham Spread
RCP Average7/16 - 8/222.212.712. +9.5
Monmouth7/30 - 8/2261112665443421121Trump +14
NBC/WSJ7/26 - 7/301915149610563331100Trump +4
Quinnipiac7/23 - 7/28201310566665322111Trump +7
Rasmussen7/26 - 7/27261410775535222211Trump +12
CNN/ORC7/22 - 7/25181015754664432211Trump +3
ABC/Wash Post7/16 - 7/19241312486762342100Trump +11

Loretta Lynch's Black Panther Moment

American Thinker By James Longstreet

Have we come to expect this now of our United States attorneys general?

The image is still emblazoned on my mind: those Black Panthers with billy clubs and paramilitary outfits confronting voters at a voting station.  Video, proof, and no action from then-attorney general Eric Holder. 

Now we have Loretta Lynch, a family friend of Eric Holder and his wife, and also a person who received her big career break from Bill Clinton.

Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress, who sued states that attempted to enforce purposely unenforced federal law, never provided all Fast and Furious documents requested, and hid behind heavily redacted papers as well as presidential “executive privilege,” bent downward the justice curve of the office of attorney general.

Loretta Lynch seems to be of the same ilk.  Presented by inspectors general with stark and clear evidence of classified documents on the private server of Mrs. Clinton, the silence from AG Lynch’s office is deafening.  Add in the discovery of a cover-up at the IRS and the as yet non-action by Lynch, and we begin to wonder if there is a serious flaw in our three-branch system.