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Saturday, October 31, 2015

5000 rally for Donald Trump in Norfolk, Virginia, Sat., October 31, 2015. Trump releases plan for Veterans Administration reform-NBC News

Trump spoke to a crowd of about 5,000 supporters.

10/31/15, Virginian Pilot

10/31/15, AP




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10/31/15, "Donald Trump Gets Specific on Veteran's Affairs Policy Reform Plan," NBC News, Ali Vitali, Norfolk, Va.

"Donald Trump proposed a series of reforms to the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs on Saturday, delving deep into the specifics of his plan for nearly half an hour at a rally in Virginia before releasing the documents online a few hours later. 

In the policy paper on Trump's website, the Republican presidential candidate railed against the current state of the VA, calling it "absolutely unacceptable" and proposed three principle tenets to a reform plan that he feels will ameliorate many of the problems veterans currently face with the scandal-scarred agency. 

According to Trump, his plan will "ensure our veterans get the care they need wherever and whenever they need it," "support the whole veteran" by treating both their physical and mental health needs and "make the VA great again by firing the corrupt and incompetent VA executives who let our veterans down." 

Trump outlined this plan for the first time at a rally Saturday afternoon, ahead of the plan's release, where he spoke in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin to a crowd of about 5,000 supporters....

"All veterans eligible for VA healthcare can bring their veteran's ID cards to any doctor or care facility that accepts Medicare to get the care they need immediately," he said. 

Trump promises an increase in funding for PTSD and suicide prevention services, increased funding for job training, incentives for companies that hire vets and working with non-profits that already work with vets to find employment opportunities. 

The Trump VA plan also provides a focus on female vets, who Trump says exemplify some of this "new generation of veterans." 

"The fact that many VA hospitals don't permanently staff OBGYN doctors shows an utter lack of respect for the growing number of female veterans," the plan states. "Under the Trump plan, every VA hospital in the country will be fully equipped with OBGYN and other women's health services." 

In the eyes of the real estate mogul-turned-politician, Trump's plan requires managerial prowess — a skill that he frequently touts as one that only he possesses in a saturated Republican primary field. 

"It's time we have to say it," he told the Virginia crowd, "I like Ben Carson. But there's no way he can fix this, folks." 

Trump has hit Carson on his ability to manage before, saying that Carson's tax plan for a flat tax across the board would grow agencies like the IRS — a move that Trump explains would increase bureaucratic red tape. 

In his plan, Trump also bucked the idea that throwing money at problems in the VA would work. 

"Politicians in Washington have tried to fix the VA by holding hearings and blindly throwing money at the problem. None of it has worked," Trump writes, citing wait times that were "50 (percent) higher this summer" than the year before

"It's time we stop trusting Washington politicians to fix the problems and empower our veterans to vote with their feet," he wrote."

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10/31/15, "Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans' care," AP via wral.com, Jill Colvin

"Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a plan on Saturday aimed at improving veterans' health care and other services in the wake of continued criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
Under Trump's plan, eligible veterans would be able to bring their veterans' identification cards to any doctor or facility that accepts Medicare and be able to receive immediate treatment. He said the change, which has also been proposed by other GOP candidates, would help improve wait times and services by adding competition.

"The VA will become more responsive to veterans, develop more efficient systems, and improve the quality of care because it will have no other choice," it reads....

Trump's plan would also increase funding for treating for post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention services as well as provide additional job training and placement. It also calls for better support for female veterans, including improved health services....

Trump has also released policy papers on immigration, the Second Amendment and tax reform.

Veterans groups have criticized another presidential contender, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, for proposing to eliminate the Veterans Health Administration entirely."

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Four Trump position papers to date:
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Trump Veterans Plan, "Veterans Administration Reforms That Will Make America Great Again" 

Trump Immigration Plan, "Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again"

Trump Tax Reform Plan, "Tax Reform that will Make America Great Again"

Trump on the Second Amendment, "PROTECTING OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN"

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Six image captions:

#1: Virginian Pilot image: "In Norfolk, Trump announces plan to improve veterans' care," Virginian Pilot, by Dave Mayfield, Patrick Wilson. Image by Steve Earley, Virginian Pilot

#2: AP image: "Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans' care," AP

#3: Virginian Pilot image: "In Norfolk, Trump announces plan to improve veterans' care," Virginian Pilot, by Dave Mayfield, Patrick Wilson. Image by Steve Earley, Virginian Pilot

#4: Getty image: "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in front of the USS Wisconsin on October 31, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia. With just 93 days before the Iowa caucuses Republican hopefuls are trying to shore up support amongst the party. Sara D. Davis / Getty Images" from NBC News article: "Donald Trump Gets Specific on Veteran's Affairs Policy Reform Plan," NBC News, Ali Vitali, Norfolk, Va.

#5, You Tube screen shot from Trump rally in Norfolk, Virginia, 10/31/15

#6. AP image, "Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans' care," AP, Jill Colvin


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This report says Trump's audience was "overwhelmingly white." In case you wanted to know. 

10/31/15, "In Norfolk, Trump announces plan to improve veterans' care," Virginian Pilot, by Dave Mayfield, Patrick Wilson, Norfolk

"Standing to the starboard side of the region’s most visible symbol of military might, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump found an easy target on which to train his own guns Saturday: the nation’s troubled network of care for veterans.

Trump, in a rally next to the battleship Wisconsin, said he’d root out incompetence and corruption in the Department of Veterans Affairs, firing anyone who stood in the way of reforms he promised would give vets more choices and faster treatment for injuries and illnesses.

Several thousand turned out for the speech at the spot where 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan as his running mate. The current GOP frontrunner crowed that he’d been told his appearance drew a lot more people.

It wasn’t the only boast from the billionaire businessman and reality-TV celebrity during the nearly 90-minute speech.

He said he’d use his negotiating skills and unpredictability to rewrite U.S. relations with Iran and China, which he said have run roughshod over weak U.S. negotiators. “I mean, you can’t blame China if we have people that are incompetent representing us.”

Trump repeated his promise to build a wall to quell illegal immigration – and make Mexico foot its multibillion-dollar cost. He pledged to cut new trade deals to bring jobs back from overseas. And he said he intends to spend more on defense. “We are going to build our military so big and so strong and so powerful that we’re not going have to use it, most likely.”

But in a speech strewn with asides and jabs at his rivals – Democrats and Republicans--Trump devoted the most time to veterans’ health care.

His campaign released a three-page paper outlining what the candidate wants to reform in a system plagued by chronically long wait times for appointments.

The VA health system is a “total disaster,” Trump said.

“They pour money at it, but then everybody steals the money,” he said. “The Trump plan will make the VA great again.”

Trump hit the highlights of his plan, saying that veterans would be allowed to choose an alternative to the VA if they were unsatisfied. He’d require every VA hospital to have an obstetrics/gynecology unit, calling it unacceptable that that is not already the case. He’d also establish satellite VA clinics within hospitals in rural areas and other places lacking a VA presence.

The man whose best-known line is “You’re fired!” didn’t disappoint those who came to hear him say it. That’s exactly what he’d tell VA administrators who dragged their feet, he promised.

Eric Shinseki, the former secretary of Veterans Affairs, resigned in 2014 after a scandal in which employees conspired to cover up the length of time veterans were waiting for health care.

Trump’s audience Saturday was overwhelmingly white and skewed middle age or older. Many held signs proclaiming, “The silent majority stands with Trump.

Hampton Roads radio show host Steve Batton emceed the rally. Gary Byler, a Virginia Beach lawyer, GOP activist and former state House candidate, was introduced as Trump’s Hampton Roads chair. Virginia Beach School Board member Carolyn Weems spoke and endorsed Trump.

About 40 vets, recruited from the crowd by rally organizers, stood on stage behind Trump throughout the speech.

Among them was Toby Yarbrough, a retired Army sergeant from Chesapeake who said the rally was the first political event he’d attended.

Yarbrough, who was disabled in a heavy-equipment accident while serving in Iraq in 2002, brought his service dog, a German shepherd named Duke. He said he found Trump’s penchant for political incorrectness refreshing. “We need more nonpoliticians to run our country. So many politicians have their hands in our pockets, it’s pitiful.”

His experience with the VA has been a nightmare, Yarbrough said.

A handful of protesters stood at the entrance of the event in opposition to Trump’s immigration proposals. 

Trump shot to the top of the polls shortly after his announcement speech in June, which drew widespread media attention for comments about Mexican immigrants, and he has remained first in most polls since then. 

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the two GOP establishment candidates closest to Trump in polls, have had difficulty gaining ground. Trump’s attacks on Bush as a “low-energy person” are credited with helping dampen his well-financed campaign.

Trump jabbed at Bush on Saturday: “I think I’m going to revive him. It’s not fair.”

People in the crowd exclaimed, “No!”

The Trump phenomenon is difficult to explain, said Soji Akomolafe, chair of the Department of Political Science at Norfolk State University.

Nobody saw it coming,” said Akomolafe, who said he thinks Trump could be the GOP nominee. “There’s no way Jeb Bush is going to come back from the political grave that he’s in right now thanks to The Donald.”

Virginia’s GOP presidential primary is March 15."



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Friday, October 30, 2015

Trump first choice to improve US job market among all Americans, Republicans, Independents, and across generations, per Harris Poll, Oct. 14-19, 2015

Among all Americans

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Trump 26
Clinton 20
Sanders 12
Carson 3
Bush 2
Rubio 1
Fiorina 1
Paul 1
Cruz 1

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Among Republicans
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Trump 47
Carson 7
Bush 4
Rubio 4
Fiorina 2
Christie 1
Cruz 1
Paul 1

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Among Independents

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Trump 26
Sanders 14
Clinton 13 
Carson 4
Bush 2
Cruz 1
Fiorina 1
Huckabee 1
Kasich 1
Paul
Rubio 1

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Among Democrats

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Clinton 40
Sanders 17
Trump 13
Bush 1
Carson 1

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10/28/15, "Americans Believe "The Donald" Would Trump the Competition When it Comes to the U.S. Job Market," Harris Poll, theharrispoll.com, Larry Shannon

"When asked (in open-ended questioning) which presidential candidate they think would best improve the U.S. job market, Donald Trump is the top response (26%), followed by Hillary Clinton (20%) and more distantly by Bernie Sanders (12%). No other candidates are mentioned by more than 3% of U.S. adults....
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,225 U.S. adults surveyed online between October 14 and 19, 2015.

Methodology

This Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between October 14 and 19, 2015 among 2,225 adults (aged 18 and over). Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.

All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, The Harris Poll avoids the words "margin of error" as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.

Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Poll surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in our panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated."....




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To America's great embarrassment, during GOP debate on CNBC, RNC officials complained to CNBC that Jeb Bush wasn't getting enough questions-Politico (Update: Politico adds text and non-denial denial quote from RNC official, but original accusation remains)

Update: Politico article has been updated. Main points made in paragraphs 9 and 10 below in the original article appear in paragraph 11 in the updated article despite non-denial denial quote added from RNC official:

(New parag. 10): "Several campaigns had a concern about time allotments, we approached CNBC on multiple occasions to give us a read out of times as they promised and they refused," Spicer said in a statement."

Revised Politico article still contains original claim: that RNC intervened during the live debate, and did so only on Bush's behalf

(New parag. 11): "A CNBC employee who was involved in putting on the debate and with direct knowledge of the conversations, said Spicer and Walsh approached CNBC during the debate, saying they were concerned about time allotments, but that Bush was the only campaign mentioned by name."


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Original Politico article"

10/30/15, "RNC suspends partnership with NBC," Politico, Hadas Gold, Kyle Cheney
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(parag. 9): "In the middle of the CNBC-hosted GOP debate on Wednesday, RNC chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer and chief of staff Katie Walsh approached CNBC officials.

According to a source familiar with the encounter, the two had a complaint: Jeb Bush wasn’t getting enough questions

The same complaint had come from Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz, though Bush spokesperson Tim Miller said he was not aware of the encounter between the RNC officials and CNBC. The source familiar with the encounter said Spicer and Walsh did not bring up any other candidates.

Spicer did not respond to a request for comment about the encounter."...

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Comment: More proof if needed that the Republican Party doesn't exist, that the Democrat party is the only functioning political party in the US. The name "Republican Party" is being used for organized crime. What an embarrassment for the United States. 






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Donald Trump leads Republican field in Florida, St. Leo University Poll, 10/17-10/22/15. Trump at 26, Bush and Carson tied at 15

Trump 26
Rubio 22
Bush 15
Carson 15
Fiorina 6
Cruz 5
Kasich 3
Paul 2
Christie 1
Huckabee 1
Jindal 1 

Poll dates 10/17-10/22/15
 
10/29/15, "Donald Trump Leads Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton Blowing Out Democrats in New Florida Poll," sunshinestatenews.com, Kevin Derby

"St. Leo University released a poll on Wednesday showing Clinton with a commanding lead in the Sunshine State. A majority of Florida Democrats--51 percent--support Clinton....

Trump leads on the Republican side with 26 percent with Rubio in second with 22 percent. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., and Dr. Ben Carson are knotted together in third with 15 percent each. The poll was taken before Wednesday’s Republican debate...

Businesswoman Carly Fiorina pulls 6 percent followed by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, with 5 percent. Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, takes 3 percent while U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., gets 2 percent. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Gov. Chris Christie, R-NJ, pull 1 percent each. Other candidates--former Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va., U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, former Gov. George Pataki, R-NY, and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., take less than 1 percent. 

The poll of 409 likely voters [of which were 163 likely Florida Republican voters] was taken from Oct. 17-Oct. 22 and had a margin of error of +/- 5 percent [7% for Republican sample]."

"Saint Leo University Methodology"

"The Saint Leo University Polling Institute conducts its surveys using cutting-edge online methodology."...

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From Saint Leo University site:

Trump 25.8%
Rubio 21.5
Bush 15.3
Carson 14.7

Poll dates, 10/17-10/22/15, 163 likely Florida Republican voters, error margin 7%

"Among Florida likely Republican voters, Donald Trump is first (25.8 percent). Trump was followed in Florida by Senator Rubio (21.5 percent); then former Governor Jeb Bush (15.3 percent); and then Carson (14.7 percent). The margin of error was 7 percentage points, based on a sample of 163 respondents."...

"Saint Leo University Methodology"

"The Saint Leo University Polling Institute conducts its surveys using cutting-edge online methodology, which is rapidly transforming the field of survey research. The sample is drawn from large online panels, which allow for random selections that reflect accurate cross sections of all demographic groups. Online methodology has the additional advantage of allowing participants to respond to the survey at a time, place, and speed that is convenient to them, which may result in more thoughtful answers. The Saint Leo University Polling Institute develops the questionnaires, administers the surveys, and conducts analysis of the results. Panel participants typically receive a token incentive—usually $1 dollar deposited into an iTunes or Amazon account—for their participation."...

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Trump assures Nevada supporters, 'No Common Core,' Oct. 29, 2015

10/29/15, Trump assures Nevada supporters,"No Common Core," via Dan Scavino instagram
 
















Click for audio of Trump saying, "No Common Core."

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4000 rally for Donald Trump in Reno, Nevada, 10/29/15. 'Trump’s supporters cheered and chanted “U.S.A.,” “We Want Trump,” and “Build a Wall.”'-Reno Gazette-Journal
























10/29/15, Reno, NV.


10/29/15, "Trump supporters: Sparks appearance more substance than show," Reno Gazette-Journal, Seth A. Anderson

"Billionaire real estate mogul and Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump held his first post-debate public rally Thursday in Northern Nevada where supporters said he offered more substance
than his prior appearances in media.

Trump hosted around 4,000 supporters Thursday morning at the Nugget Casino and Hotel in Sparks. The crowd lined up for hours before the event – some as early as 8:30 a.m. – to hear the former reality television star spread his conservative populist message and, his thoughts on the third presidential debate and address his recent slip in the polls.

“The American Dream is dead. You know that, right?” Trump told the crowd. The American dream is dead but I’m going to make it bigger and better and stronger than ever before.

Trump’s supporters cheered and chanted “U.S.A.,” “We Want Trump,” and “Build a Wall” – a reference to the candidate’s promise to construct a wall along the Mexican border and deport 11 million illegal immigrants from the country – through his entire one-hour speech and a short session at the end when he answered questions.

But Trump’s stance on the economy seemed to resonate the most with those interviewed after the rally. Trump said he wanted to cut waste and abuse, lower taxes and remove regulations to create a friendlier business climate.

“I will be the greatest jobs president – and I say it – that God ever created,” he said. “We have 93 million people in our workforce. Many of them want to work and they can’t get a job. It’s like incredible because jobs are leaving.”

Trump added that China has been taking advantage of the United States, something he promised to stop if elected.

“What China has done to us is the greatest theft in the history in the world. It’s the greatest theft,” he said. “We have – and Europe’s helped a little bit, but we’ve done most of it – but we have rebuilt China. The money and the jobs that they’ve sucked out of our country, we have rebuilt China, and we’re going to reverse it.

Shawna Smith, a small-business owner from Reno, said Trump’s comments on the economy surprised her.

“I was afraid I was going to be coming to a man yelling at the people who may employ him,” she said.He did well. He impressed me and I think he impressed others.

Steve Tate, 71, of Reno, said he thought Trump was focused more on issues than previous times he’s heard the candidate speak.

“He really focused on substantive matters,” he said. “I don’t think he did as well as he thought he did last night (in the debate), but I thought he did a heck of a job today.”

Alese McMurty, a 19-year-old University of Nevada, Reno student, said all Trump offered her was empty rhetoric.

“He goes on and on about himself about how he’s so great and he’s going to create all these jobs, but he doesn’t say how he’s going to create all these jobs,” she said. “I thought it was lacking in concrete policy.”

Trump told the crowd he was running for president not for attention, but because he was tired of being let down by other Republicans.

“I supported (John) McCain. [Trump was a McCain bundler]. Now he had a hard time (in 2008) because with what was happening was pretty tough. I say Abraham Lincoln maybe couldn’t have done it,” he said. 

“I supported (Mitt) Romney and he let us down (in 2012). He just let us down because that was an election that should’ve been won. So I supported McCain, I supported Romney and now I’m saying to hell with it, I’m doing it myself."...

[Ed. note: Romney had no intention of winning: "“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to...run,” said Tagg (Romney's son)."...Boston Globe, 12/22/2012)

(continuing): "He also reserved criticism for the media, particularly CNBC for what he described as bad debate moderation and Politico for what he said was dishonest coverage around his poll numbers and a recent event in Iowa.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson overtook Trump in several national polls recently, but he said that was being blown out of proportion by the media. Trump added the size of the crowds at his rallies were proof his campaign was not losing steam."...

[Ed. note: Not sure which "several national polls" author references.]

(continuing): "“I was a little below Carson,” he said. “It was the biggest story I’ve ever seen. It was true. It happened. It was bigger than anything – it was bigger than Benghazi with Hillary (Clinton).”

Tate said this was a natural reaction from a candidate known for being boisterous.

“People hear about him and the polls start climbing,” Tate said. “Now he’s got to get a lot more substance or he’s going to go down. I think he realizes it but he won’t admit it.”

Overall, Gail Pfeiffer, 67, of Sparks, said she enjoyed the Trump rally, especially since it offered a chance to hear him in more than just sound bites.

I liked that he was able to talk a little bit more about his plans and policies,” she said. “I never get that in the debates. I’m so disappointed.

Marjie Faust, 70, of Reno, said she was pleased with the end result, but thought Trump focused too much on himself and his accomplishments in the beginning before talking about policy and answering questions.

“I was put off at first,” she said. “I never felt strongly because we’ve always gotten promises. I know he’s a celebrity. Ronald Reagan was a celebrity, but this gentleman has a different way of coming across, so I’m just going to wait and see.”"

10/29/15, Top two images, Trump rally in Reno, Nevada, via, " 3h3 hours ago Reno, NV. Presidential Rally in Reno, ! winner!! #Trump#Train

Third image from Reno Gazette-Journal: "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets his supporters after speaking during a campaign rally at the Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks on Oct. 29, 2015.(Photo: Jason Bean)"


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Romney in 2012, per AP: In the must-win state of Ohio, Romney couldn't connect with white, working-class voters:

9/25/2012, "Romney, Obama zero in on Ohio, a GOP must-win," AP, by Charles Babington and Kasie Hunt, Vandalia, Ohio

"Romney is...having mixed success with his chief target: white, working-class voters who are socially conservative and often have union backgrounds. A generation ago they were called "Reagan Democrats."...He is having trouble connecting with middle-class Ohioans."...










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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CNBC Spin Room at GOP debate

10/28/15, CNBC Spin Room at GOP debate 




via Daniel Scavino twitter


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Austria to build fence along parts of border with Slovenia to cope with migrant influx-AP

10/28/15, "Austria to build fence along parts of border with Slovenia," AP, George Jahn, Vienna, Austria

"Austria, a strong critic of fences built to cope with Europe's migrant influx, on Wednesday announced it is joining other nations that have either already erected border barriers or are planning to do so.

Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner insisted the move was aimed solely at bringing order to the unrelenting influx of people entering the country, telling parliament there were no plans "to build a fence around Austria."

Still the project is a major shift for the country, which has preached the sanctity of unimpeded internal EU borders since the migrant crisis intensified earlier this year.

It is likely to run into domestic and international criticism for the signal it sends to other nations struggling to cope with tens of thousands of desperate people"...

[Ed. note: Who made the people "desperate?" Not citizens of Europe. Why not report on the causes, the people and events that led populations of Middle East and African countries to invade lives of innocent people at the invitation of European elites? Because it's not about refugees. It's about erasing Europe's borders.]

(continuing): "moving though their nations. And it could ignite a chain reaction along the land route in Eastern Europe used by those seeking a better life in prosperous European Union nations."...

[Ed. note: How is "seeking a better life" defined as ruining someone else's life? Assuming an EU nation is more "prosperous" than a Middle Eastern nation, how did it get that way? What's stopping a Middle Eastern or African nation from applying the same techniques and achieving the same results? Every country started with nothing. Why isn't wealthy Saudi Arabia taking in any refugees? It would be much better for refugees to be in a familiar warm climate. Answer: Because it's not about refugees. It's about breaking Europe.]

(continuing): "Slovenia, the main entry point into Austria, also said it was ready to build a fence, while Hungary has been championing the success of its razor-wire border fences with Serbia and Croatia and plans another one with Romania.

Greece already erected a barbed wire fence three years ago on a section of its border with Turkey not separated by a river. Bulgaria also has fenced off parts of its boundary to Turkey, while some Baltic states plan to erect fences on border segments with Russia.

But all of these existing or planned fences are either on outer EU borders or between two EU countries where one is not yet part of the Schengen Agreement meant to ensure the free movement of persons.

The Austria-Slovenia border is part of the agreement, however, and any barriers erected on it would be closely watched for possible violations.

Germany, the country of choice for many fleeing regions torn by war and hardship, also signaled its intention to reduce its load of asylum-seekers. Syrian citizens are mostly being accepted, but Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said many of the Afghans pouring into the country will likely be sent home.

"People who come to us as refugees from Afghanistan cannot all expect to be able to stay in Germany," he said, adding that Afghans will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In Austria, Mikl-Leitner told parliament that the construction of "technical barriers" would begin after about 10 days of planning but gave no exact date for the start of the project.

Speaking to state broadcaster ORF, Mikl-Leitner cited the need for a fence to maintain public order while Defense Minister Gerald Klug said containers or railings could be set up to "control the refugees in an orderly way."

Since Hungary sealed its borders with Serbia and Croatia on Sept. 15 and Oct. 17, thousands of refugees have been flowing into Slovenia daily. From there, they go to Austria with many continuing on to Germany.

Slovenian officials, who say their small nation cannot cope with the influx, have warned for days they would take action if Austria or Germany tried to close off their borders.

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar firmed up those plans Wednesday.

"If necessary, we are ready to put up the fence immediately" if a weekend plan by EU and Balkan leaders fails to stem the migrant surge, he said.

The usually excellent relations between Germany and Austria have been strained in recent days, with Germany accusing Austria on Wednesday of dropping asylum-seekers near their border after dark without warning....

In recent days, new legislation has come into force in Germany that is aimed at making it easier to send home people who don't qualify for asylum a measure aimed primarily at citizens of Balkan nations such as Albania and Kosovo.

On Afghanistan, de Maiziere argued that Germany and other western nations have poured development aid into the country as well as sending troops and police to help train security forces there. He says Afghanistan's government agrees with Berlin that citizens should stay and help rebuild the country."


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Related: Jan. 2015 article: Cheap labor is the object of erasing Europe's borders:

European governments "are actively promoting the destruction of their own societies, in the interests of globalisation and the elimination of national identities and cultures."

1/7/15, "The European Civil War: Elites vs People in a Fight for Survival," Gerald Warner, Breitbart London

"Europe is in a state of war: specifically, a civil war between the self-appointed elites who have destroyed much of the continent’s freedom, culture and prosperity and the insurgent populations they have deceived and enslaved. This is a war to the death; only one side can survive the outcome....

The people of Germany, like those of many other European countries, are feeling increasingly desperate about the imposition upon them of mass immigration – an inflow that is unending and which is largely composed of Muslims who are hostile to Christianity and the indigenous culture.

Well, you might think, that is a serious situation; but fortunately Germany is a representative democracy and when citizens make their concerns known to their representatives, the government will surely take steps to help them. Not so. German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her New Year's Eve address to vilify her fellow citizens in the Pegida movement who are protesting against the Islamisation of the West.

According to their chancellor, these people who simply wish to live in a country that is recognisably Germany “have prejudice, coldness, even hatred in their hearts”. Yet the number of asylum seekers in Germany rose to 200,000 in the past year – quadruple the figure for 2012 – and immigration reached a 20-year high. There are similar situations across Europe.

But the governments of Germany, Britain and other EU states are not simply behaving incompetently and allowing their populations to be overrun through their ineptness. On the contrary, they are actively promoting the destruction of their own societies, in the interests of globalisation and the elimination of national identities and cultures.

Merkel has mobilised all the forces at her disposal in an attempt to suppress the incipient rebellion against liberal totalitarianism. All the usual suspects have rallied to the regime: the state broadcaster, Germany’s legacy parties, the financial establishment, the churches…The Catholic Church, whose adherents are the victims of mass murder in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria and every other country where jihadism is running rampant, switched off the lights of Cologne Cathedral to obscure the Pegida marchers who are trying to prevent a further influx of Muslims into Europe.

Turkeys voting for Christmas? Yes, because senior clerics in Germany are concerned only with trousering the massive handouts the government lavishes on registered denominations: rendering unto Caesar is the priority of organised religion in Germany. What Frau Merkel wants, she gets.

Naturally, Rentamob has organised counter-demonstrations, the ones that will be given prominence by the BBC. Violent leftists are trying to prevent the Pegida marches from spreading beyond Dresden to the rest of Germany, where polls show one German in three would like to join them. It is the Marxist and Anarchist thugs’ responsibility to prevent that, at all costs, by intimidation.

The establishment will try to laugh off the notion that such disparate elements as politicians, bankers and far leftists could be engaged in a joint enterprisea crazed conspiracy theory, surely? Consider, then, the remarks made by Peter Sutherland, the “Father of Globalisation”, Bilderberg organiser and uber-Europhile to a House of Lords committee in 2012.

Migration, the Well-Lunched One declared, was a “crucial dynamic for economic growth” in some EU nations “however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states”. Declining populations in countries like Germany was the “key argument” for “the development of multicultural states”. He condemned Europeans “who still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others. And that’s precisely what the European Union, in my view, should be doing its best to undermine.”


That is plain speaking. A member of the innermost elite confirms the EU’s role as undermining homogeneity. Europe, formerly the most civilised entity in the world, is to be subsumed into a globalised pool of cheap labour exploited by large corporations and regulated by bureaucrats. All distinctive culture, national identity, the Judaeo-Christian ethic and everything that contributed so greatly to human civilisation are to be expunged in favour of profit for the few and state regulation for the many.

Such soft totalitarianism might seem less frightening than Nazism or Communism, but the end product will be in every way as nightmarish. It must be defeated. Until now, the populations of Britain, Germany and other EU states have behaved like somnambulists, passively accepting the projected New Order.

The one consolation is that some people, though still only a minority, are waking up. The movements expressing their concerns – Pegida, UKIP and others – are Davids facing the Goliath of EU totalitarianism. The forces ranged against them are massive and endowed with all the resources of the state and plutocracy. Yet they are the only hope of saving the nations of Europe from cultural extinction. Their one potential strength is popular support. Will you be with them?"



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The next President of the United States Donald Trump takes the stage in Colorado





10/28/15, Vine, via Daniel Scavino twitter



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Snow falls in Colorado on October 27. Global warming refugees are advised that Loveland Ski area opens Thursday. Refugee Resettlement scam artists unavailable for comment

10/27/15, "Snow closes roads in mountains; frost advisory for Front Range," kdvr.com, Clear Creek County, Colo.





"Blowing snow caused all kinds of travel problems in the mountains late Tuesday afternoon. U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass was closed because of poor weather conditions. Westbound I-70 at Vail Pass was closed for the same reason.

Traffic was moving slowly throughout the I-70 corridor in the high country. The storm is good news for Loveland Ski Area, which opens Thursday morning.

A cold front spread across the region Tuesday afternoon, bringing spotty rain showers to metro Denver and widespread snow in the mountains.

"Snow showers will continue in the mountains before ending later tonight," Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser said. "Skies will turn clear overnight leading to temperatures near freezing. So, there is a FROST ADVISORY in place for the entire Front Range and northeastern plains. You should protect sensitive plants by covering them or bringing them in for the night if possible."

Wednesday will be sunny and pleasantly mild with a high near 60 degrees in Denver." Image above from KDVR




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GOP Establishment insider Rick Wilson on MSNBC says donor class must "put a bullet in Donald Trump, and that's a fact"-Breitbart

10/28/15, "GOP Establishment’s Rick Wilson: Donor Class Must ‘Put a Bullet in Donald Trump’," Brietbart, Tony Lee
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"On Tuesday evening, establishment Republican consultant Rick Wilson said the GOP establishment donor class must find a way to “put a bullet” in GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
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In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Wilson conceded that “Trump is still a very powerful force right now” because he appeals to part of the of the conservative base that Wilson said was activated by his “nativist” message. Wilson insisted that the donor class “can’t just sit back on the sidelines and say, ‘oh well, don’t worry, this will all work itself out.’”
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They’re still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump,” Wilson said. “And that’s a fact.”
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Republican establishment figures who have underestimated Trump since he entered the race are reportedly looking to raise millions to try to derail Trump and knock him out of the race. Wilson added that the Republican establishment must figure out a way to find a candidate who can successfully “post up” against Hillary Clinton because “neither Donald Trump or Ben Carson is ready to go up against the Clinton machine. Wilson claimed that Trump and Carson are “obviously not ready for primetime.”
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Wilson, who tried to use the disgusting rape threat made against his daughter to score political points against Breitbart News and Breitbart News Editor-at-Large John Nolte, has denigrated Trump and his supporters throughout the election cycle.
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During a September CNN interview, Wilson told Erin Burnett that Trump could “eat a live baby on television” and Trump’s supporters “would think it’s the greatest thing in America.” He has also demeaned Trump’s supporters as “low-information” rubes and has likened them to “post-rational” conspiracy theorists.
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In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Wilson said Trump’s message “doesn’t have to make sense” for his supporters to back him and compared Trump to someone who is a conspiracy theorist like “your cranky uncle at Thanksgiving” who always has a theory about the Bilderbergers or the World Bank, or the IMF, or the Trilateral Commission.”
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Trump has never referred to any of these entities on the stump–all Trump has said is that America has signed unfair trade deals in which America’s stupid leaders let other countries take advantage of the U.S. to the detriment of American workers. But Wilson claimed that Trump has a “very strange, sort of parochial, old-fashioned view of the world and the international economy.”
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“And this thing, I’m going to bring back the jobs from China. OK. The $2-an-hour jobs making wire harnesses for computers. It’s just a fantasy,” Wilson said.
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Trump has been like Teflon in this election cycle because so many Americans are fed up with out-of-touch establishment consultants like Wilson and their preferred candidates like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio.
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Wilson and his ilk charge candidates hefty sums to “advise” them on how to appeal “regular Americans,” but he and the consultant class have not only shown that they are clueless about independent voters and Reagan Democrats who determine elections, but, perhaps more disturbingly, revealed how much disdain and contempt they have for blue-collar Americans of all backgrounds who are not versed in the lingo of the tactician class.
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GOP establishment consultants often preach that “politics is about addition” when taking shots at conservatives for rhetoric that they do not like or think will turn off “independents,” but those like Wilson have been quick to attack Trump and his supporters with inflammatory language that they would never tolerate from conservative candidates and their grassroots supporters."  
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Among comments at Breitbart
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That's some violent and disturbing imagery there, tough guy. Maybe someday this ridiculous linguini spine won't have to hide behind Chris Hayes and Erin Burnett to get in his dumb little shots"


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Among comments at Free Republic

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"To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do these people actually hear what they are saying?
The Donor Class must stop Trump? Who and what is this???
............ In all my years following politics I have never seen a political party so hell bent on destroying it’s chances to win a Presidential Election simply because they hate their own front runner and he isn’t one of the Elites.
Maybe the GOPe really doesn’t want to win and will be content to have Hillary as President. With that strategy they can run against her all the time try and keep the Congress Republican so they can “Stop Her Agenda” which of course they will help pass.
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We now see in the fullness of Daylight the Absolute Corruption that we have from both Parties and while I don’t think Trump can do everything I will take him over the corrupt bastards I see right now.

44 posted on 10/28/2015, 5:47:05 PM by Captain Peter Blood"
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