Trump, Not Hillary, is Trump’s Toughest Opponent in an Election He Can Win; Here’s Why

trump-hillaryFor those who love political entertainment, you’re about to get exactly what you wanted: Donald Trump. Versus. Hillary Clinton. For many who vote Democratic, dreams of controlling the White House for 12 and even 16 straight years following President Obama’s eight now looks like almost a sure thing (if, of course, Clinton survives what Ron Fournier dubs The FBI Primary). After all, how the hell is Donald Trump going to get remotely enough votes from African-Americans and Hispanics to even make this a horse race? And even if Trump can snare a relatively decent amount from those two categories, how exactly can he win with more than a few Republicans horrified by the tactics and tone he’s dismantled 16 other challengers as swiftly as he has to this point? Goldwater 2 is just one way Democratic strategist Anita Dunn described this contest on Bloomberg TV just yesterday… and it Continue reading "Trump, Not Hillary, is Trump’s Toughest Opponent in an Election He Can Win; Here’s Why"

Trump Jr. on Dad’s Misogynist Howard Stern Interviews: ‘He’s Allowed to Have a Personality’

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 11.19.22 AMDonald Trump Jr. really wants you to know that those resurfaced comments his father made about women were definitely a joke between him and his good friend Howard Stern. Donald Trump‘s arguably-misogynist past was recently brought back by Buzzfeed after they went through his old interviews on The Howard Stern Show and found some vulgar exchanges between the two. The subjects included Trump’s sexual exploits and fantasies, rating women’s physical attractiveness, and comments about an actress for being “flat-chested.” “People talk, ‘Oh your father’s a misogynist, look what he said about women,’ like, on Howard Stern. When he gets with Howard Stern, who’s a friend of his, he’ll joke around, because it’s a comedy show,” Trump Jr. shot back to critics on Fox News Radio’s Kilmeade and Friends. “He’s allowed to have a personality.”
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Donald Trump Fans Fooled By Hitler Quotes in Viral Video Hit

As Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump celebrates his Super Tuesday victory in the shadow of (another) white supremacist controversy, a new viral video that underscores Trump’s disturbing fandom is burning up social media. The Facebook page SoFlo took a page from late-night gags like Jimmy Kimmel‘s “Lie-Witness News” and shopped a bunch of Adolf Hitler quotes to Trump supporters in the guise of a Trump campaign flyer. The Trump fans who made it into the video, of course, couldn’t tell the difference, and were supportive of Hitler’s sentiments. As predictable and derivative as it is, the most telling part of the video comes at the very end, when one supporter is told of the quotes’ true origin, and is asked if he still supports them:
We read Hitler quotes to Donald Trump supporters, and you won’t believe their responses! #SuperTuesday ?️?️?️?️?️?️?️ Posted by SoFlo on Tuesday, March Continue reading "Donald Trump Fans Fooled By Hitler Quotes in Viral Video Hit"

Murdoch: GOP ‘Would Be Mad Not to Unify’ Around Nominee Trump

If you want an idea of what to look forward to in the general election, Rupert Murdoch is already bullish on Donald Trump making peace with the GOP establishment. Murdoch, who has feuded with Trump plenty of times over the past year, has pivoted to more talk of unity recently, and now he’s tweeting out that it would be “mad” for Republicans not to get behind The Donald: Though given the blossoming of the #NeverTrump movement and the way Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have classified him as a fraud, it’s probably not gonna be so easy. [featured image via Shutterstock] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Shep Smith to GOP Strategist: Didn’t Trump Rise Because You Made Empty Promises to Base?

shep smithShep Smith today asked a Republican strategist, somewhat agitatedly, how they could be so surprised by the rise of Donald Trump after the party made so many empty promises just to keep the base happy. Doug Heye said he still holds out hope that the GOP will reject Trump, but Smith pointed out that it sounds like many Republicans are ready to fight a two-front war against Trump and Hillary Clinton, which would be supremely difficult. Smith proceeded to ask him about “how much regret is there going to be” that throughout President Obama‘s term in office, the GOP “pretended they could do things they knew they couldn’t to keep their base organized and active.” He specifically mentioned Obamacare, which Heye pointed out the GOP voted to repeal dozens and dozens of times.
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Local Texas Republican Official’s Berserk Twitter Feed Goes National

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 3.49.05 PMIt turns out Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump isn’t the only trash-talking GOPer who knows how to play the media like a color-coded Saxaboom. Newly-elected Travis County Republican Chair Robert Morrow (R-TX) is breaking big on social media thanks to his social media self-immolation and flouting of his local political establishment:
Morrow’s election as Republican chair of the fifth-largest county in Texas left several members of the Travis County GOP, including vice chair Matt Mackowiak, apoplectic. Mackowiak, a Republican strategist, immediately announced over social media that he would do everything in his power to remove Morrow from office. “We will explore every single option that exists, whether it be persuading him to resign, trying to force him to resign, constraining his power, removing his ability to spend money or resisting any attempt for him to access data or our social media account,” Mackowiak told the Tribune. “I’m treating this as Continue reading "Local Texas Republican Official’s Berserk Twitter Feed Goes National"

Chuck Todd: I’ve Heard ‘At Least One’ GOP Senator Would Endorse Hillary Over Trump

chuck toddHow much is the Republican party dreading Donald Trump as the GOP nominee? So much so that last night, Chuck Todd said that “at least” one Republican senator will publicly endorse Hillary Clinton if it happens. Some Republicans are outright refusing to support Trump as the nominee, but according to Todd, “I heard real, real speculation today from very informed people that at least one Republican Senate incumbent, if given the choice, might publicly endorse Hillary Clinton.” “Not because they want to,” he clarified, “but because they have to send that message.”
Todd said that the reason is there are plenty of Republicans in bluer states who really, REALLY don’t want to throw in with The Donald. Watch above, via MSNBC. [h/t Raw Story]
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