What an amazing Tuesday sweeping
all 5 states, with big wins – Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island – Thank you!
Thank you for your support. I could
not have done it without you! We have traveled all over the country and
met so many incredible voters, who have joined this movement. We will
no longer be led by the all talk, no action politicians that have
failed us all.
Together, we will continue
this momentum as we continue into next month with Nebraska, West
Virginia, Oregon, Washington and Indiana where we will be campaigning
tomorrow with the legendary Bobby Knight.
I look forward to meeting you and
discussing the issues most important to voters across the country. With
your support, we will Make America Great Again!
awarded on an at-large and congressional district basis.
Delegates are winner-take-all based on the statewide vote.
Congressional District Delegates will be elected on the the primary
ballot from each of the state’s 18 congressional districts.
Delegates are technically unbound.
will elect the 14 people who will serve as At-Large Delegates at the
PAGOP State Committee meeting on May 21.
Clinton was supposed to have this primary wrapped up by the end of
March. Instead, heading into May she has still failed to capture her
The Clinton Machine is on the warpath
against Republicans because they’re desperate to hide all of the flaws in
her candidacy. Look at what she’s doing to Bernie Sanders--Republicans
will need to be prepared for how they’re going to throw everything
including the kitchen sink at our candidates up and down the ballot
because it’s her only hope for victory.
Bernie Sanders has already
done irreparable damage to Hillary Clinton as she’s tried to run
to his left on many issues. In November, voters will remember that Hillary
Clinton is a dishonest creature of Washington who will say and
do anything to get elected.
55% of voters have voted for
Republican candidates this year.
GOP turnout is up in 30 of 35
states/territories, but Democrat turnout is down in 29 of 34
More than 8.7 million more Republicans
have voted in 2016 compared with the 2012 primaries and caucuses.
rules for how Republicans chose a nominee have been transparent and effective
for decades—this year is no different. The rules say a candidate has to have a
simple majority, 1,237 delegates, to be our nominee.
Fairness and transparency will be the
hallmarks of the Republican convention. The whole world will be watching
our democratic process at work, and they’ll see Republicans standing side
by side with one another and a party that is stronger than ever before.
Our party is the party of the open door,
of liberty, of equality, of opportunity for all and favoritism for none.
We will live up to these principles as we prepare for a fair, democratic,
and transparent Convention.
Having a committee write a set of rules
that govern the body isn’t unique to the Republican National
Convention—it’s true for the Boy Scouts, the Rotary Club, or any other
group that has organizational structure. It only makes sense that the 2016
Convention is governed by rules written by 2016 delegates.
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combo of file photos shows Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz,
R-Texas, left, and Donald Trump. (AP Photo/File)
Donald Trump has spent months making the case that if he’s leading in delegates
by the end of the GOP primaries, it’s only fair to award him the nomination,
even if he’s fallen short of a majority.
Ted Cruz, among
others, counters that rules are rules. If you don’t clinch, you’re not the
nominee. That’s correct.
But for at least
one group of Wal-Mart moms – an umbrella demographic that stands for much of
the electorate – a sense of fair play trumps arcane rules. As focus groups in
Pennsylvania this week revealed, depriving Trump of the prize if he’s
ahead would deeply offend many voters.
That doesn’t mean
it can’t happen. It doesn’t mean it won’t happen. It does mean that Cruz, Ohio
Gov. John Kasich, and their allies in the stop-Trump movement will face
enormous public backlash if they wrestle the nomination away from him at a
contested convention in July.
So they’d best be
crafting a marketing plan to make that outcome more palatable.
“If there’s a
chance that Trump goes in with the most delegates and then Cruz comes out with
the nomination, I don’t think that’s fair. That’s terrible,” said a woman named
Melody, a stylist who supports Trump.
She was one of 10
Pittsburgh-area Republicans gathered by GOP pollster Neil Newhouse of Public
Opinion Strategies and Margie Omero, a Democratic pollster with Purple
Strategies. The participants were granted anonymity. Like 60 percent of women
with a child younger than 18 at home, across a vast range of income brackets,
they’d shopped at Walmart in the last month.
able to observe the discussion in real time.
Only half the
women identified as Trump supporters. Several said they’d feel “cheated,”
including some who support other candidates. Nearly all agreed that if Trump
leads in delegates and votes, he deserves the nomination and if he doesn’t get
it, the system – and the Republican Party – must be rigged, fixed and corrupt.
“I would feel
totally misled,” said a woman named Melissa, a mother of three who works in
real estate and supports Kasich. “I would not even want to participate. I would
not want to vote. What is the point of us going to vote?”
sweep in the New York primary on Tuesday kept him on pace to just about clinch
by the final primaries on June 7, though it’s still possible he will fall
short. He’s more than two-thirds of the way there.
have to convince voters that Donald Trump coming up short of the goal line for
delegates isn’t a score any more than when wide receiver Dez Bryant was tackled
just short of a touchdown in this 2014 Dallas Cowboys game. (Tom Fox/The Dallas
arrived at the convention in Cleveland six weeks later within 100 delegates of
the magic number, unable to cajole enough uncommitted delegates to put him over
the top, and someone else won the nomination on a second or third ballot, or
“I just really
would be so lost and so confused as to how our process could be that way,” said
another Kasich supporter named Amy, mother of two and a college professor.
moms would empathize with Trump’s sense of betrayal. They’re well aware that a
three-way race would likely hand the presidency to Democrats for another term.
Their disgust still would drive them away. And don’t even get them started on
the possibility the GOP nominates a “white knight” such as House Speaker Paul
Ryan who wasn’t among the 17 original candidates.
“It would be
horrible,” said Pam, a secretary with three kids who supports Trump. “It says
that our voices aren’t heard and they don’t care about us.”
In a separate
session, Philadelphia-area swing voters echoed these views.
“It’s like taking
the guess on how many candies are in the jar. Whoever gets closest, even if you
don’t get that number, you win,” said a homemaker named Caitlin, a mother of
three who would probably vote for Trump over Clinton, and Clinton over Cruz.
Cruz and the
Republican National Committee have been stepping up their game on messaging,
seeking better and more relatable ways to explain the “rules are rules” mantra.
communications director Sean Spicer pointed out that in the recount election of
2000, Democrat Al Gore collected the most popular votes but readily acknowledged
that he needed a majority in the Electoral College. Spicer also pointed to a
close vote on the Affordable Care Act, the Obamacare law much reviled by
“No one said,
‘Hey, if it’s close, it should pass.’ That’s not how it works,” he told CNN’s Anderson
Cooper the other day. “There’s no other time that we would ever say —
whether it’s politics or sports — ‘Hey, if you get to the 2-yard line, well
that counts as a touchdown.’ That’s just not how the rules work.”
But hardly any of
the Wal-Mart moms find a Trump presidency alarming. That sets them apart from
GOP insiders who foresee electoral catastrophe with Trump atop the ticket, or rock-ribbed
conservatives dismayed by his ideological flexibility.
And Cruz found
little affection in this focus group. Asked to name an animal he reminds them
of, one said gorilla, “because it’s very close to being a human.” Another said
“your neighbor’s dog.… It might be OK, but you’re never too sure.”
So, they’re less
inclined to rationalize an outcome that keeps the nomination from Trump. And it
means the stop Trump alliance has a lot of explaining to do.
between now and July – that would be an incredible undertaking,” said pollster
Newhouse. “That fairness argument would be very difficult to overcome.”
Clinton's press corp might wanna grab some latex -- gloves that is -- 'cause
the private plane on which they're riding belongs to Dan Bilzerian, famous for
his Playboy-esque parties in the sky.
did some checking, and the tail number matches the one registered to
Bilzerian's company, Goat Airways LLC. A charter company made a deal with
Hillary's campaign org. to lease the plane.
it out ... the dirty bird appears in episode 11 of Showtime's "The
Circus" with political strategist Mark McKinnon grumbling the press
doesn't ride on the same plane as Hillary.
With so much attention (rightfully) being paid to Hillary's email scandal, Benghazi lies, foreign policy debacles, and domestic policy failures, other important stories and controversies often get short shrift.
For instance, her opacity and dishonesty regarding the Clinton Foundation and her lucrative speeches have simmered on the back burner for months, sporadically flaring up when she's confronted with questions about them.
On Good Morning America this week, Hillary rebuffed a young Democrat who challenged her to release the transcripts of her paid speeches that reaped millions in fees in between her departure from the State Department and the start of her presidential bid.
Facing entrenched opposition and populist-tinged rhetoric from Socialist Bernie Sanders (who offered a good rejoinder to Hillary's go-to transcripts demand), Mrs. Clinton has attempted to justify her high-dollar remarks to Wall Street firms by claiming she didn't know she'd be running for president when she delivered them, and that she merely accepted "what they offered" in terms of compensation. No, it's what she charged, among other demands. CNN Money reports:
The speech in 2013 was one of three Clinton made on behalf of Goldman Sachs. According to public records, Clinton gave 92 speeches between 2013 and 2015. Her standard fee is $225,000, and she collected $21.6 million dollars in just under two years. Clinton made 8 speeches to big banks, netting $1.8 million, according to a CNN analysis...The standard fee and her demands are outlined in a memo from the Harry Walker Agency in New York. According to the memo, Clinton requires travel by private jet, and even specifies that she prefers a Gulfstream 450 or larger. Her staff requires first class and business class tickets. And two members of her staff require up to three days on site to prepare, with all local transportation and meals included. The memo states Clinton should be booked into a presidential suite with up to three separate rooms attached. Clinton also requires a flat fee of $1,000 to pay for an onsite stenographer to record everything she says. However, Clinton is not required to provide the host with a copy, according to the memo. Costs associated with her demands are on top of her speaking fee.
She insisted that her host pay $1,000 for a transcription service, then hoarded the resulting transcripts. She's refusing to make them public, even as she risibly touts the virtues of transparency. In fact it's obsessive secrecy that's the coin of her realm -- except as it pertains to sensitive national security information sitting on her unsecure email server and Blackberry, of course. Fear and paranoia:
The speeches have been shrouded in privacy. Her staff has limited photographs and at times even confiscated cell phones. Attendees of some Clinton speeches complained vocally on social media that they were told to turn their phones off -- no photos, no live tweeting. In the summer of 2013, Clinton spoke before a major convention of human resources executives. The group had previously hosted speeches of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, both former Secretaries of State. John Hollon, an editor for an online trade journal attended both, and tried to attend Clinton's speech. He says he was kicked out due to Clinton's request for no media. "This is the only time in 10 or 11 years of going to to the annual event, which is the biggest human resource event of the year, the only time they have banned press from any speaker," said Hollon. There was no reason given, he says.
Amongst her sundry justifications and explanations, Hillary has defended her cozy relationship with Wall Street as an outgrowth of 9/11, and claimed at a Democratic debate that she used her addresses to financial sector audiences to speak truth to power and warn them to clean up their act prior to the 2008 meltdown.
In light of her dogged refusal to provide supporting evidence of this prescient courage, alongside multiple reports that her appearances before elite bankers were quite chummy in tone, this assertion requires a "willing suspension of disbelief" -- to quote Senator Hillary Clinton when she effectively tarred Gen. David Petraeus a liar during his 2007 testimony touting the verifiable gains achieved by President Bush's Iraq surge.
The Associated Press follows up with a report that most of the groups that shelled out big bucks for the privilege of listening to Mrs. Clinton's vapid sloganeering coincidentally had business before the federal government, including at her State Department. Why, it's almost as if these people were lining her pockets in order to ingratiate themselves with a powerful official and future presidential candidate:
It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review has found. Their interests are sprawling and would follow Clinton to the White House should she win election this fall. The AP's review of federal records, regulatory filings and correspondence showed that almost all the 82 corporations, trade associations and other groups that paid for or sponsored Clinton's speeches have actively sought to sway the government — lobbying, bidding for contracts, commenting on federal policy and in some cases contacting State Department officials or Clinton herself during her tenure as secretary of state...Clinton's 94 paid appearances over two years on the speech circuit leave her open to scrutiny over decisions she would make in the White House or influence that may affect the interests of her speech sponsors.
Hillary Clinton is the human embodiment of the Ruling Class' disdainful arrogance. For years, she and her husband have operated and enriched themselves at the nexus of influence and money -- which voters across the spectrum claim to abhor. And yet... I'll leave you with this, which is beyond parody:
Perspective: The Trump Phenomena, a Reluctant Convert
By William Michaels
When Trump quite literally came crashing into
the 2016 Election I, like many of you, thought the man dead on arrival. I
thought this man was crude, I thought him an arrogant ass, and I pegged him for
the first to drop out of the race.
here we are in April, and not only is he not out of the race, he is ahead.
How in the world does a man like Trump flourish in the American political
system where one gaffe is enough to not only lose a race, but a ruin a
me; you know this to be true. This country is obsessed by scandal.
No, let me rephrase that, the media is obsessed with scandal as they are
opportunities to expand their profits. They ruin careers over the most
mundane events and rile up public outrage over little things.
mean, Howard Dean was the leader of the Democratic Party, the frontrunner (at
the time) in the 2004 Election, and one of the Democrat’s most popular people.
Yet he does one cowboy “Yeehaw” during a moment of excitement and the man was
RUINED! Where is Howard Dean now? Exactly, I have no earthly idea
either. I assume he still lives.
about when Todd Akin made a really stupid comment about a woman’s body choosing
not to get pregnant when raped?
that was an incredibly stupid thing to say, but when you boil that situation
down you have defined a man by a single sentence. He was a man of faith
who believed all things in life are God’s Will. Therefore, a rape-victim,
from his perspective, would be saved by the Grace of God from an unwanted
pregnancy and if becoming pregnant occurs, it too is God’s Will and should not
ask anyone of the streets about Mr. Akin and you’ll hear how he’s a chauvinist
pig, an apologist for rapists, and a Pro-Life Mongrel who wants to legislate a
woman’s uterus. That is a whole lot to take away from a single sentence.
Mr. Akin say those things? Did he imply those things? Did he convey
his opinion in the way that he meant? Then where did the above vitriol
come from? From the Mass Media Organizations, of course.
this is the modus operandi of the Media, than how does a guy like Trump survive
and even flourish where he has offered more than enough material for the media
to grasp upon?
first day on the trail was enough to destroy any other politician in America
when he called illegal immigrants coming across the border as “rapists”.
(By the way, a fun activity for the class: go back and watch that speech
and replace the word “They” with the word “Some” and you’ll see how silly this
semantics game has become in America’s media circus). But Trump still
one, I believe the American people are sick and tired of the profit-driven
scandal culture of the American media. They hear so much crap come off
their screens, so much misdirection, and not to mention the wide spectrum of
analysis towards political events depending on which way the media organization
in question leans in ideology.
just don’t listen to the media pundits when they tell people Trump is a racist. They instead are listening to him.
reason is because Trump has taken on the PC-Culture and there are a lot of
people in this country who are sick of being oppressed by the PC police.
Think about it? How often do you stop and consider your words
before proceeding? You have lost your freedom of speech in this country.
liberals have their ideology, have declared their ideology morally superior,
and have declared that any who does not agree with their ideology is a bigot of
sorts. We the People are too afraid to speak our true feelings out of
fear of a public backlash somewhere along the way.
same people see a man standing up to that and taking his licks like a martyr
for Free Speech. And people love him for it. You can see it in the
way people have been acting lately. They are losing that fear of being
labeled offensive for speaking their true feelings.
third reason is that Trump is saying what people have wanted to say but have
been too afraid, as per my above paragraph, of the PC-culture. The
majority of Americans have issues with a porous border where people come across
at will, whether for good or evil, instead of going through the immigration
process. Somehow, according to liberals, that is offensive and racist.
isn’t it? Being told you are a racist because you disagree with an unsecure
border is like being called a genophobe because you disdain rape. It’s a
ridiculous argument but yet it’s perpetuated and enforced by the PC police.
has made that stand on behalf of people who feel they don’t have the voice to
speak their true feelings on the matter.
is truly a phenomena. He has upended our accepted ideas on politics and
electoral process. He has made Free Speech a thing cherished again.
He speaks his mind and does not apologize for it. He says the
things people want to say, but can’t. He calls for things that the people
would support, but won’t.
for the “Silent Majority” in this country who has been cowed by Soviet-style
tactics of the liberal left. That is why the man can do the things he
does and continue to win. Even if he loses this election, he has done
something important. He has given you back the God given right to say
what you want to say.
The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent
financially troubled UC Berkeley into decision making mode, and "the
people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics,” says
Todd Stenhouse, will be the ones without a job.
Stenhouse, a spokesman for the American Federation of
StateChancellor, also said “There’s a very clear need for those front-line
services. But the question is whether there really is a need to hemorrhage
resources on executives.”
Nicholas Dirks sent a memo to employees Monday informing
them of the job reductions and said they will amount to “a modest reduction of
6 percent of our staff workforce.”
Berkeley employs about 8,500 staffers, from custodians to
administrators. Departments on campus were reportedly also told to reduce their
budgets by 10 percent in whatever way they wish.
Some staff members in at least one area, residential
student services, were told by managers two weeks ago that they should prepare
to be laid off.
This may be the sad but true reality that many working
people all across California will face in the coming future due to the recent
decision to raise the state-wide minimum wage.