Saturday, March 12, 2016

Trump: "A Lot Of What You Saw Last Night Was Obama" (Video)

Real ^ | 3-12-2016 | Tim Hains 

DONALD TRUMP: President Obama is a great divider. That's what you're seeing here. President Obama has greatly divided this nation.
There is division between black and white. There is division between economic groups.
He has done a terrible job in terms of unifying our country. President Obama should have been -- and had the advantage of being African-American-- of really bringing the country together. And I thought that was what was going to happen. I didn't know if he was going to be a good president. You can never tell.But I could tell you one thing I thought he was going to be a unifier. He has turned out to be a terrible unifier. he has turned out to be a divider.
A lot of what you saw last night was Obama.
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The Trump Appeal: Broader Than They Say

LifeZette ^ | March 10, 2016 | Edmund Kozak 

Could independent voters hand Trump a general election win?

Don’t let GOP Establishment naysayers fool you — Donald Trump is positioned to win a general election with the help of working class and independent voters attracted to his economic message.
While Sen. Lindsey Graham may liken nominating Trump to being “on the team that bought a ticket on the Titanic after we saw the movie,” polling suggests Trump has wider appeal than the Establishment cares to admit.
At the core of Trump’s support has been largely less-educated, low-income white voters, the average blue-collar Americans who have been aligning less and less with the Democratic Party.
It might be tempting to ask if Trump can pull white, less-educated voters who lean Democrat to the Republican Party like Ronald Reagan did in 1980, but research actually shows that since 1980 that demographic has already distanced itself from the Democratic Party, aligning itself more with Republicans.
What’s more, since 1980 there has been a 9.5 percent decrease in the amount of white voters with no college education who identify as Democrats, according to a Washington Post report.
Since 1980, this demographic swung more to the Republican party with the exception of 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012. Some Democratic strategists suggest that they fear a Trump nomination because of his ability to bring these voters back to the GOP -- something Romney wasn't able to do in 2012.
Indeed, Romney lost among voters making less than $50,000, which make up roughly half of American households according to U.S. census data, a demographic that Trump is currently winning. Additionally, Romney wasn't able to churn out enthusiasm the way Trump has — with only 32 percent of Republicans voting in the general election.
The high turnout and record-shattering numbers Trump has brought to the Republican primary contests, however, mirror the enthusiasm Obama’s candidacy created among Democrats in 2008. It’s possible this same enthusiasm could carry over to a general election.
Another untapped resource in American electorate poised to give Trump a significant advantage in a general election is "new" voters — including voters who are considered "lost," meaning they have not voted in years due feeling left out by the two political parties.
This demographic tends to be more politically apathetic, but this year they have found a champion in Trump and are turning out to vote.
Then there’s the independent voters. So far in the Republican primaries and caucuses independents have strongly pulled for Trump, who has garnered between 20 and 50 percent among them.

Looking ahead to the general election, a CNN/ORC poll conducted at the end of February revealed a close match-up between Clinton and Trump in a general election among independent voters, with 48 percent support for Clinton compared to 44 percent for Trump.
But given the poll’s margin of error of the poll was 5.5 percent, it’s not a stretch to infer that independent voters are effectively split between Clinton and Trump. What’s more, the CNN/ORC survey asked voters to choose which of the remaining candidates, regardless of party affiliation, they trust most to handle seven key issues.
Trump dominates the list, specifically on the economy, with 38 percent to Clinton’s 25 percent. When broken down further, Trump leads on the economy specifically among independents 39 percent to Clinton’s 18 percent. But he also leads Clinton as well on the issues of terrorism and immigration, while Clinton trumps him when it comes to health care, foreign policy, and race relations.
This bodes well for Trump, as the economy remains the number one concern among voters across party lines, with close to half saying it is the deciding factor when voting for a president. Independent voters are a wild card in this election but for now they seem to be in Trump's camp.
The secret of Trump's success is not xenophobia, or racism, or bigotry, or a silent majority with a fetish for large walls, but everyday Americans who feel betrayed by the Establishment and find Trump's America-first attitude when it comes to trade and jobs incredibly appealing.
It's the economy, stupid.

"Make Mine Freedom" (1948 animated film)

Harding College ^ | 1948 | John Sutherland Productions 

Every elected official and would-be politician in America should be strapped into a chair and forced to watch this short film. As well as have it shown in every public school classroom.

Click here to watch.

Whole Foods Shoppers Say the Funniest Things

NewsBusters ^ | March 11, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick 

Whole Foods shoppers, most of whom probably form Bernie Sanders' base, can unintentionally say some of the funniest things. This humor comes from their "bobo" background. "Bobo" is a word coined by New York Times columnist David Brooks as an abreviation of the words "bourgeois" and "bohemian" although a more accurate description would be "bolshevik" and "bohemian." In any event, they are so noted for the outlandish things they say that there is even a Facebook page called Overheard at Wholefoods. The wildest of the overheard quotes were compiled  by the RealClear website.
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As Another Company Moves Away,CA insists high taxes,more regulations, union control cause growth!

am spectator ^ | 3/10/16 | s greenhut 

After the 2008 death of the founder of Carl’s Jr. — the ubiquitous California fast-food restaurant chain — the Orange County Register published an obituary that captured the one-time spirit of the state: “Carl Karcher, the Ohio farm boy with an eighth-grade education who turned his $326 investment in a hot dog stand into a multimillion-dollar fast food empire, died Friday afternoon. He was 90.” For decades, this was a place where anyone could earn a fortune.
Earlier this week, Carl’s Jr.’s parent company (CKE Restaurants) announced it would relocate from Ventura County to Nashville, Tennessee. The company issued a bland statement. It is “re-franchising” many of its company-owned locations. “As such, early next year we will be consolidating our Carpinteria and St. Louis corporate offices in Nashville, which is centrally located and is one of the markets where we have retained company-owned restaurants.”
In 2011, I reported on a California Chamber of Commerce event, where CKE Chief Executive Officer Andrew Puzder “complained about the permitting process here, where it takes eight months to two years to open a new restaurant compared to an average of 1 1/2 months in Texas.” Then there are all those lawsuits, and work rules that force companies to pay overtime based on daily, rather than weekly, hours. He was mulling a move to Texas then.
Granted, CKE is moving its headquarters, not its restaurants. But the point is well-taken. There is a cottage industry here that denies industrial-era work rules and a maddening regulatory process make any difference to business owners. The idea that there’s a business exodus is just right-wing nonsense, they insist, and they point to research purportedly showing that businesses aren’t really leaving.
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The Racist Democrat Running for President

Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/16 | Jeff Crouere 

There is certainly rampant poverty among Democrats today, a poverty of fresh thinking.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is quite comfortable pandering for votes, regardless of the facts. At a recent Democrat presidential debate, Sanders made the outlandish claim that “when you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto; you don’t know what it’s like to be poor.”
This is incredibly ironic because Sanders, a committed socialist, was relatively poor until the age of 40. He was never able to earn an adequate living until he started in politics. Before he entered elective office, Sanders engaged in carpentry and other odd jobs, drove an old Volkswagen Beetle and lived on public assistance.
Once he started getting elected to office in Vermont, Sanders obviously forgot his impoverished roots. However, Sanders is not the only white person who has had to deal with poverty. In fact, today, according to the latest U.S. Census data, all of the poorest counties in the country have an overwhelmingly white population, at least 95%. According to Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller, “The nation’s poorest county, Owsley, Kentucky, is more than 98% white, and it’s only getting poorer.”

Bernie Sanders talks of 'revolution' before 4,000

Orlando Sentinal ^ | 3/10/2016 | Steven Lemongello 

KSSIMMEE — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pushed Thursday for a “political revolution” before a crowd of about 4,000 under the hot Florida sun at a rally outside Kissimmee. “This is a different type of campaign,” the Vermont senator told his cheering supporters, many of them in their teens or 20s and who gathered at Osceola Heritage Park. “We’re doing something very radical. We are telling people the truth.” The rally was part of a swing through Florida in advance of Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary, in which Sanders is well behind Hillary Clinton in the latest polls. But on Thursday Sanders cited his upset win in Michigan as proof he could take the Sunshine State.
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Don't blame Trump's words, blame Leftist anarchists

March 11, 2016 | From The Deer Stand 

IMHO, blaming Trump for inciting just another Chicago riot is a little lame. Leftist anarchists have been protesting for years, sometimes with little to protest about. Lefties have it in their blood to protest. They always have a "cause" to yell hey hey, ho ho - whatever! Lefties will protest any conservative politician who threatens their government check, or promotes capitalism. Despite the downfall of socialist countries like Venezuela, the Lefties adore socialism. Hard to figure. The height of Leftism (a word?) is promoted on the college campus where only one voice is taught and "skulls full of mush" get more mushy from professors who promote anarchy. Trump isn't politically correct, thank goodness, and Lefties can't handle that.

Showboating Obama - congratulates himself on steering America away from GREAT DEPRESSION

Daily Mail ^ | 3/11/16 | Kalhan Rosenblatt & AP 


An ebullient Barack Obama sure sounded pleased with himself at SXSW festival on Friday – despite enduring a week of criticism for prioritizing the event over Nancy Reagan’s funeral.

The President was the surprise keynote speaker at this year's Austin festival and talked about civic engagement with the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune.

During the speech he bragged about keeping employment below five per cent and congratulated himself for the recent improvement in the country's job figures.

'Because of me we avoided a great depression. Thanks, Obama,' he joked to roaring laughter.

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Is that where the $19 trillion went?