Libertarian philosophy and Islam might seem like an odd mix, but in Minnesota politics, anything is possible.
The Liberty Caucus of the Minnesota Republican Party will hold its annual convention May 12 at the Dar al-Farooq Community Center, part of the notorious hardline Bloomington mosque that has been at the center of controversy for years.
Republican leadership is going to fund sanctuary cities in the must-pass spending bill next week, giving Democrats a huge victory while simultaneously undercutting conservatives who put them in power, a senior GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The ugliest presidential campaign in modern American history continued through a raucous post-mortem at Harvard University, where strategists gather every four years to chew over the recently completed contest from an insiders’ vantage point.
The scene on Thursday was fraught, from the moment the top campaigns’ top officials sat down across the room from each other. There were interruptions, accusations and plenty of cross-talk for more than two tense hours.
One independent, pro-Clinton committee named “Republicans for Clinton” is proving to be one of the most oxymoronic players in American politics, this election cycle. With the avowed goal of stopping Trump, using a probable Clinton White House as a reorganization period for the party, and to retain the Republican held Senate, R4C16 is a shadow group of establishment Republicans that want nothing more for government to grow.
With the movement hailing from the circles of establishment Republicans like Mitt Romney and liberal neo-conservatives like George H. W. Bush, the organizers behind this treachery are misguiding actual, conservative voter placed in moral dilemma between Trump and Clinton to support the worst of the two candidates. Large proponents are also leaders in the #NeverTrump movement.
Even having predicted that the media’s attacks on Trump would be unprecedented, I’m still amazed. Every single news outlet is dedicated to hysterically denouncing Trump, every minute of every day, while cooing at Hillary.
Everything Hillary has ever touched has failed, been engulfed in scandal, resulted in massive investigations, litigation, financial ruin, prison or death. The final stage of any Hillary enterprise is a grand announcement that Hillary did not technically break the law. Or no one can prove she did. Or, even if she did, no one ever gets prosecuted for it.
An open letter released on Monday and signed by 50 fixtures from decades of Republican Pentagons, state departments, White Houses and treasuries rejected Trump’s “alarming ignorance” of basic international affairs, his competence at understanding US national interests, and his temperament.
Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself.
In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He walked to join his family in a VIP area and flashed a thumbs-up — a gesture that transmitted clear anger at the Texas senator’s behavior.
GOP officials rip Cruz for withholding Trump support, Gingrich gives endorsement on his behalf
One RNC official called Cruz’s speech “classless,” while a senior GOP operative on the convention floor told Fox News, “I could not believe it. I literally could not believe [Cruz] didn’t endorse Trump. I’m speechless.”
The Republican Party Platform approved by the Platform Committee this week in Cleveland adopted Donald Trump’s call for a security wall on America’s southern border as part of the solution to the nation’s broken immigration system, as well as safeguarding national security.
“Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate–an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.”
In The Wall Street Journal last week, two influential billionaires — former New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a very moderate Republican, and Charles G. Koch, the libertarian chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc. — wrote an op-ed piece decrying the suppression of free speech taking place at universities across America.
You have to salute their good intentions. But as well-intentioned and accurate as their critique is, the Bloomberg-Koch column is largely useless.
Largely useless? So much like the GOP in general then.
Colorado might be the most aggressive Republican Party manipulation of a delegate nominating process to date. The media is well aware of what took place, but refuses to report on it. Trump delegates were intimidated, ignored, and ultimately had their names eliminated from ballots. Many left there declaring they had finally had enough of the GOP.
The nomination of either Trump or Cruz is a complete rejection and repudiation of the party’s leadership. It will be the end of Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Mitt Romney, the Bushes, et al. They can pack up their white boards, briefcases, polls and crony capitalism and head back to the ranch.
The GOP wants Hillary to win — otherwise they would embrace Trump as the nominee.
I’ve heard it so many times now. “Trump can’t beat Hillary!” I’m going to be honest with you guys. (And keep in mind, I only speak for myself here, not the other Chicks.) I don’t believe it. If Trump’s the nominee, I don’t see him losing to Hillary Clinton. She’s awful. She’s a pathological liar and the only person who takes her seriously is Debbie McFrizz. I know people hate Trump too, but I’m getting bored hearing the establishment tout the polls showing Trump losing to Hillary. Funny, these are the same people who swore on their lives that John McCain and Mitt Romney could beat Obama, and they were wrong both times. Now they say Trump can’t beat Hillary. Perhaps they’re wrong about this too.
Insiders to Trump: No majority, no nomination
In September, the Republican National Committee, fearing the rise of Donald Trump, made him sign a loyalty pledge. The party was sure at the time Mr. Trump would make some sort of gaff, dooming his own campaign, and the contest would be handed it over to their favored nominee.