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Say it isn't so ...

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2016-04-12 01:01

Gov. Kasich, Gov. Walker and Sen. Rubio were mentioned by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as "people he liked" for his administration.

Breitbart News ran this story on Monday by Alex Swoyer which is really shocking, but they don't seem to recognize it, nor do the commenters (as far as I have read them, not very far). It goes like this:

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump suggested he could put fellow 2016 GOP presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in his administration — possibly even as vice president on his ticket.

“Yes. I like Marco Rubio. Yeah. I could,” Trump told columnist Kirsten Powers about putting Rubio in his administration.

He was asked if Rubio was a potential vice president choice for him.

“There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names. … I do like Marco. I do like [John] Kasich. … I like [Scott] Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard,” Trump responded.

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Bernie Sanders again plays the 'Holocaust' card in defense of Muslim immigration

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2016-04-04 22:37

By Carolyn Yeager

ON APRIL 2ND IN MILWAUKEE (a city settled by German immigrants), 'Democratic Socialist' presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was berating Republican candidate Donald Trump for calling for a temporary ban on non-US-citizens who are Muslim from entering the USA. Sanders likened Trump to a “lunatic,” after calling him "a nutcase" just a week before.

The Washington Post reported that on Saturday, the Senator from Vermont indicated he was against intolerance toward Muslims, explaining that some of his relatives [allegedly] died “in the Holocaust” because “a lunatic … stirred up racial hatred:”

Sen. Ted Cruz lauds Elie Wiesel as a moral giant in AIPAC speech

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2016-03-22 14:16

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) listens to Elie Wiesel at a Senate roundtable discussion last year. Cruz said the nuclear talks with Iran were reminiscent of Western appeasement of Hitler.

CURRENTLY RUNNING for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, Cruz spoke on Monday, March 21 to the annual American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, Washington's largest lobbying group and an unregistered agent of the Israeli government in the U.S.

His words were described as those he has spoken many times before, but naturally what stood out to me was what he said about Elie Wiesel.

At 13:40 into his speech he said:

A year ago, I was honored to join the great Elie Wiesel on a panel discussion in the Senate about this disastrous Iranian deal. Not a single democrat was willing to join Elie Wiesel … to sit alongside someone who witnessed first hand the horrors of the “Holocaust,” who brings a moral weight and gravity second to none, was both powerful and humbling. And I am convinced, after this election, the American people will stand and say together “Never Againmeans never again. Please continue reading at Elie Wiesel Cons The World

Where is the fact-checking on Bernie Sanders' statements of relatives “wiped out in the Holocaust”?

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2016-03-09 22:59

Bernie Sanders shakes hands with a supporter. Does he have any idea what he's talking about?

I read today that Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said during the last Democratic Party debate in Michigan that part of his father's family was “wiped out” in the so-called “Holocaust.” The thought  immediately came to me that part of my mother's family was wiped out financially in the Jewish “Wall Street holocaust” called the Great Depression of the 1930s – which, by the way, helped to create world conditions that set the groundwork for the war in Europe that negatively affected Bernie's family and cost the lives of 50 million people … as he said elsewhere. If I were equally as famous as Bernie and mentioned my family's misfortune, people would only be outraged by my impertinence in using the J-word, while Bernie is given bonus points for using the H-word for his family's misfortune.

Just a thought, but could that have had anything to do with his surprise upset victory Tuesday in Michigan?

Mitt Romney is an example of "White Suicide"

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2016-03-03 11:54

Mitt Romney today publicly smeared Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in a speech in his home state of Utah, calling Trump a phoney, a fraud and saying "his promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University." He actually says that Republicans "should shun" Trump for the good of the country and party!

But Romney did not endorse another candidate.

So what is he trying to accomplish? Mitt Romney made his money as a stockbroker, for God's sake. How uplifting is that? Romney also lost twice, first in a primary battle with McCain and 4 years later running against Obama's second term.

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Donald Trump: "I am a truth-teller, and I will tell the truth"

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2016-03-02 14:17

At a very presidential press conference at Mar-a-Lago last night, Donald Trump made some interesting statements that should not get lost in opposition campaign rhetoric.

Asked about his statements on Planned Parenthood - saying that it has done a lot of good for women's health, apart from the abortions which he agrees must be stopped - he said that might not be a perfect conservative view,

"but I am a truth-teller and I will tell the truth."

Wow. This sure stood out for me as a very encouraging statement. I think he is sincere about it, too, and this is exactly why the Republican Establishment (and Democrat too, plus the equivalent groups in Europe and the UK) are so fiercly opposed to his nomination and election as President. The Truth! To them, truth must not be considered  important in the scheme of things because who knows where it will lead?

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"We're building a new Republican party."

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2016-02-26 02:45

Isn't this what we've been asking for? A Republican party with a strong White identity -- a party that is strong on border and immigration control?

Looks like Trump is not going to disappoint -- and it looks like he's going to win, too!

He's known for thinking big so we shouldn't be surprised that he sees himself rebuilding the Party. I have no doubt he will succeed.

His words at Thursday night's GOP debate in Houston:

New people are coming into the Republican Party. We are building a new Republican Party, a lot of new people are coming in. 

But I’m telling you also, I’m bringing people, Democrats over and I’m bringing independents over, and we’re building a much bigger, much stronger Republican Party.

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Ted Cruz: As president, I will be unapologetically alongside the nation of Israel

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2016-02-20 02:19

I mentioned in a comment here awhile back that I didn't like Ted Cruz after he said in a debate, with the look of a fanatic in his eyes, that he would bomb Syria until the "sand glowed." It's not surprising to hear him say this now - admitting he's a Jew at heart. 

From The Hill:

Ted Cruz blasted Donald Trump on Friday, Feb. 19 at a town hall in South Carolina:

"Just this week, Donald Trump said on a TV program that he would be neutral between Israel and the Palestinians." 

"Let me tell you this: As president, I have no intention of being neutral. As president, I will be unapologetically alongside the nation of Israel." 

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Here's why a Donald Trump presidency poses a real threat to the American political establishment

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2016-02-14 13:15

Politico headlined a post-debate story this morning: "Trump crosses the 9/11 line"

Yes, he sure did – when he said in last night's debate that the Bush administration's push to go to war in Iraq was based on a false narrative. Here's the statement that no other Republican running for office would dare to make:

"We should have never been in Iraq. They lied, they said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none and they knew that there were none."

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Memorable photo from the 2016 campaign

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2016-02-09 00:18

Trump the Man is captured by photographer Joe Raedle of Getty Images explaining something to Rent-Boy Rubio during a break at last Saturday night's GOP debate in New Hampshire - after Rubio got royally taken to the cleaners by Gov. Chris Christie. I loved what Christie did - he was the star of the show in my eyes.

Does Rubio look like a high-school kid in this shot? Small and out of his league? In contrast, Trump looks fantastic.

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