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Trump’s Social Media Army Crushes All Others

What I’m noticing about Trump’s McCain comments is they haven’t hurt the support I have seen from my friends who already supported him.
The comments, however, seem to have riled up, even more than they already were, my friends that didn’t support Trump before.
What’s interesting, and should be of great concern to any GOP effort to take the White House in 2016, is this pattern seems to follow for all of the candidates.
Every time someone finds some ‘dirt’ on a candidate, whether the progressives found it or conservatives did (the conservatives are doing a great job destroying candidates all on their own), or every time a candidate stumbles, the supporters make excuses, are not swayed,while the detractors add more vitriol.
I’ve seen people unfriend people on Facebook, conservatives, because their candidate is being eviscerated by one of their ‘friends.’
For my part, I won’t be eviscerating candidates, though I will share stories that are sometimes negative about candidates. I also won’t be unfriending anyone because of their candidate of choice in the GOP primary.
Whoever is left standing at the end may find a less than enthusiastic coalition to push them into the White House. It happened in 2008. It was even more acute in 2012, and, so far, in the 2016 season, it’s even more pronounced this time.
Meanwhile, while Sanders is making a show of things, and Tax the Rain Man O’Malley hasn’t even made a ripple, the democrats stand pretty much consolidated around a candidate who, even by their purist progressive standards, is hardly the ideal candidate.
Progressives seem to understand what war is, conservatives do not.
The privateer armies continue to fight their own war against the progressives, and other conservatives (even more aggressively than they fight the progressives), while the progressive army is already disciplining and preparing its troops for the real battle in the summer of 2016.

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Challenging Trump without Trashing his Supporters

I do not care for Donald Trump. I understand his appeal. He is, to America, what Putin is to Russia, a guy who will totally represent for America’s interests.
If you recall, when Putin first started butting heads with Obama, he was practically a hero to the right.
I confess to feeling that seductive pull myself.. Finally, someone who defied the King.
Trump is tapping into an authentic rage in America, for good or for ill.
The fact that he is now in a plural tie with Bush is an indication that no candidate has galvanized a broad base of support.
No candidate, before Trump, has tapped into that fed up crowd that just wants to see a victory, both at the polls and on the world stage.
We should be careful not to slash and burn those Trump supporters. We can talk about why Trump is not, should not be their guy, without unnecessarily trashing either Trump or, more importantly, his supporters.

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Dems Turn On Obama Over Ukraine

The reliably progressive Democratic Senator Chris Coons, who defeated Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell in the 2010 election, is turning on his President over Obamacare. Senator Coons, at a pro-Israel gathering, told his audience that the Russians invaded Ukraine because the President was not decisive in responding to the emerging Russian threat.

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Correcting Obama….Again….

When President Barack Obama lambasted Mitt Romney’s claim that Russia was a central geo-political concern for America, all of the media fell in line with this narrative. It contributed to discrediting Mitt Romney’s foreign policy acumen and elevated the President’s. As it turns out, the President was dead wrong:

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Selling Spending as Thrift, The MSNBC Way

In an incredible display of bravery, foolishness or ideological commitment, MSNBC is selling Obama as the “Austerity President’ based on the fact that the deficits, which ballooned dramatically under Obama, are now coming down. Here is the sales pitch, you buying?

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Choosing Your Battlefield- The Call To Standards

Before we can set the battlefield, then, we need to learn and come to consensus among we Constitutional Activists as to what those core standards are that will say- this line and no more. Here is our Thermopylae. Here is our Salamis. If we cannot identify the critical defense points of our nation of liberty, we cannot hope to stop and turn back this statist invasion of America the Brave and the Free.

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