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He might get the voters back Who have not voted since the Nixon years ...sounds all good on paper but Labor votes has no interest in him. Its been decided on " The Plan " many moons ago who will draw the card ...Like the old church fundraisers the winner has already been selected.
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Islamic Radicals Fear Trump More Than Hillary

The Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has released a recruitment film focused on ?racial injustice? in the United States featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The video shows footage from early December last year in which Trump proposed a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

It is clear that al-Shabaab has capitalized on Hillary Clinton?s comment that Trump has become the Islamic State's "best recruiter."

Creating a cause-effect relationship between Trump comments and the Islamic State (IS) is rather unscientific and inaccurate, as IS has been created and has been recruiting well before Trump?s statement.

Additionally, there is no clear evidence that recruitment to IS has increased after Trump?s statement.

For me, as a former Islamic radical, this video indicates that groups such as al-Shabaab, scared that someone like Trump could become president.

They simply tried to capitalize on Hillary Clinton?s comment by releasing a video to prove her point of view, to hurt him politically as an attempt to avoid the possibility that he become the next president.

For al-Shabaab and other radical Islamic groups Trump represents a real nightmare for the several reasons.

ISIS, for example, and other radical groups have flourished and expanded during Obama?s presidency. So for such radical groups it is more preferable to have someone like Hillary Clinton, who would likely continue similar policies to President Obama's, than to have someone like Trump, who will likely use more aggressive policies against them
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GOP Planning 'Firewall' to Stop Trump in South Carolina

GOP leaders increasingly see South Carolina as their last best chance to stop Donald Trump's populist political juggernaut.

On Wednesday, influential South Carolina Republican Katon Dawson issued a plea for former President George W. Bush to step into the ring in the Palmetto State's Feb. 20 primary. Bush is quite popular among South Carolina Republicans, and Dawson called his involvement a potential "game changer."

"If [George W. Bush] engages, it will matter for his brother [Jeb Bush], but really, it will matter for the entire team," Dawson told Bloomberg News.

The Palmetto State appears uniquely positioned this cycle. While it follows Iowa and New Hampshire on the primary calendar, but is already drawing intense attention from candidates and pundits alike.

The pro-Jeb Bush Right to Rise PAC recently announced a $4 million TV ad buy in South Carolina.
On Tuesday, Rubio's Conservative Solutions PAC unveiled its first TV ad there, touting the Florida senator's strong support for the U.S. military. The dollar value of that ad buy was not announced.

Trump is not expected to carry socially conservative Iowa. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is seen as the prohibitive favorite there.





New Hampshire, however, is a quite different story. Trump appears dominant there, with roughly twice the poll numbers of his nearest competitor, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Assuming Cruz and Trump split the first two contests, South Carolina would occupy the key strategic spot on the electoral calendar for 2016. As the last major primary before the March 1 "SEC primaries," it will turbocharge the campaign of whichever candidate wins.

The March 1 contests held 10 days after South Carolina involve 14 states, most of them in the South. They comprise over 40 percent of the 1,236 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination.

"Whoever wins South Carolina," says longtime conservative pollster Matt Towery, "is going to be viewed as the presumptive leader in all these other SEC primaries. Those who want to stop Trump have to make South Carolina their ultimate point of demarcation. For Trump, South Carolina needs to be a Maginot line that he crosses easily, then slips into the SEC primaries and does well."

The bottom line: A win in South Carolina could give Trump a boost that could carry him all the way to the nomination. But a loss could damage his momentum just as the critical, multi-state primaries arrive.

"He might survive an expected defeat in Iowa if he wins in New Hampshire," The Daily Caller's Stewart Lawrence writes. "But a subsequent defeat in South Carolina, especially if his loss marked a second victory for say, Cruz or Rubio, might well be devastating."

Party leaders in South Carolina and Washington, D.C., are well aware of the strategic timing.
Towery, the conservative InsiderAdvantage pollster, says it's obvious the GOP establishment won't be doing Trump any favors.

"The establishment Republican Party -- most of whom I know well, and I'm not putting them down -- but they make their bread and butter out of controlling people, or at least being hired to help them package themselves.

"So far, Trump has basically thumbed his nose at all of them and doesn't need them," he adds. "So of course they're all going to band together -- because this is their last stand."

Trump's poll numbers have been surging since the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. As the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses draw near, pundits no longer dismiss the possibility that Trump could ride a populist wave of voter frustration all the way to the nomination.

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An interesting analogy


You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. A pro. You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone pronto and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's an alcoholic, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for Obama, you don't care if he has plumber's crack...you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He's the guy. He's the best. Period.



That's why Trump, yes he's a bit of an a$$, yes he's an egomaniac, but you don't care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, illegal's are everywhere. You want it all fixed! You don't care that Trump is crude, you don't care that he insults people, you don't care that he had been friendly with Hillary, you don't care that he has changed positions, you don't care that he's been married 3 times, you don't care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell, you don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist,...this country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hamid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don?t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; ?AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED? and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. You're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegal's. You just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn?t have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn?t have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he's also not a politician, he's not a cowardly politician. And he says he'll fix it.


You don't care if the guy has bad hair.


You just want those raccoons gone.


Out of your house.


Now.
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So the Donald won't make the Republican sit down w/ the other " minority " Presidential candidates on the big stage in Iowa tonight ...he's doing a good thing for the Wounded Warriors fund raiser . Bless him ! But there seems to be some Fox News people begging him to come ( Bill O'Reilly ) Why ? because the sponsors want to pull their adds knowing ratings will suck ! OH that Donald !! Just a quote from Morning Joe Scarborough " I would light myself on fire before I beg " Man up Billy !
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Why? No matter who he attacks, who attacks him his polling numbers claim higher. What is the Trump Phenomena? And how does it work? Mason explains


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Opinion Savvy Poll: Trump, Cruz, Rubio in Iowa Dead Heat

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are in a statistical dead heat in the latest poll of likely Republican caucus-goers by Opinion Savvy, which shows less than 2 points separating first from third ? well within the margin of error.


Here's how the candidates line up in the poll:

? Donald Trump: 20.1 percent
? Ted Cruz: 19.4
? Marco Rubio: 18.6
? Ben Carson: 9.0
? Rand Paul: 8.6
? Jeb Bush: 4.9
? Mike Huckabee: 4.4
? John Kasich: 4.0
? Carly Fiorina: 3.8
? Chris Christie: 3.0
? Rick Santorum: 2.1
? Undecided: 2.2


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Trump Defeated Himself in Iowa


Ted Cruz didn?t defeat Donald Trump Monday night in Iowa.

Trump defeated himself.

I have no doubt that polls showing Trump leading in Iowa ? and across the nation ? have been largely accurate.

Trump is fresh, bold, brash and brave. His message is resonating with millions of Americans.

In some ways, he could be starting a Great Awakening in American politics, paving the way for ?outsiders? to finally have their voice heard in Washington.

If Trump were elected president, it would be historic ? the first ?Citizen President.? Every president to date has been a politician or general.

But Iowa underscores that Trump?s great strengths can turn into fatal weaknesses, and this phenomena will make his gaining the nomination difficult.

Here?s why.

Trump lost Iowa largely for one reason: he crushed Ben Carson.

Remember the likable doctor who was leading in Iowa polls?

Trump hit Dr. Ben hard, questioning his integrity and even his medical acumen.

Trump, as we know, is a super-effective communicator. Perhaps the best communicator ever fielded in a GOP race.

Trump used his verbal powers and eviscerated Carson. Carson?s poll numbers collapsed, his campaign staff quit and his fundraising machine ground to a halt.

But it was a Pyrrhic victory for Trump because the Carson voters didn?t back him ? they switched to Cruz!

Poll numbers shows Cruz?s dramatic rise right after the Carson collapse.

Trump effectively defeated Carson to elect Cruz. Had Carson remained higher in the polls,he would have become Cruz?s target, and the pair would have divided the evangelical vote, paving the way for an easy Trump win.

The lesson of Iowa is this: Reagan?s 11th Commandment makes great political sense.

Reagan?s directive famously said, ?Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.?

The idea is that GOP rivals can and should vigorously disagree on policy matters ? but personal attacks should be avoided at all costs.

Reagan himself fought a bitter primary against Gerald Ford in 1976. But Reagan?s campaign was a battle for his ideas ? never a personal attack on Ford.

After Iowa, I have little doubt that Donald Trump will continue to lead the GOP field heading into New Hampshire?s primary.

But Trump has to remember that as every candidate drops out ? especially grassroots conservatives like Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Santorum ? their supporters have to go somewhere.


Trump?s sharp attacks on his fellow GOP rivals will make capturing these voters difficult. For the moment, Ted Cruz seems more inviting to them.

Ted Cruz didn?t defeat Donald Trump Monday night in Iowa.

Trump defeated himself.

I have no doubt that polls showing Trump leading in Iowa ? and across the nation ? have been largely accurate.

Trump is fresh, bold, brash and brave. His message is resonating with millions of Americans.

In some ways, he could be starting a Great Awakening in American politics, paving the way for ?outsiders? to finally have their voice heard in Washington.

If Trump were elected president, it would be historic ? the first ?Citizen President.? Every president to date has been a politician or general.

But Iowa underscores that Trump?s great strengths can turn into fatal weaknesses, and this phenomena will make his gaining the nomination difficult.

Here?s why.

Trump lost Iowa largely for one reason: he crushed Ben Carson.

Remember the likable doctor who was leading in Iowa polls?

Trump hit Dr. Ben hard, questioning his integrity and even his medical acumen.

Trump, as we know, is a super-effective communicator. Perhaps the best communicator ever fielded in a GOP race.

Trump used his verbal powers and eviscerated Carson. Carson?s poll numbers collapsed, his campaign staff quit and his fundraising machine ground to a halt.

But it was a Pyrrhic victory for Trump because the Carson voters didn?t back him ? they switched to Cruz!

Poll numbers shows Cruz?s dramatic rise right after the Carson collapse.

Trump effectively defeated Carson to elect Cruz. Had Carson remained higher in the polls,

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he would have become Cruz?s target, and the pair would have divided the evangelical vote, paving the way for an easy Trump win.

The lesson of Iowa is this: Reagan?s 11th Commandment makes great political sense.

Reagan?s directive famously said, ?Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.?

The idea is that GOP rivals can and should vigorously disagree on policy matters ? but personal attacks should be avoided at all costs.

Reagan himself fought a bitter primary against Gerald Ford in 1976. But Reagan?s campaign was a battle for his ideas ? never a personal attack on Ford.

After Iowa, I have little doubt that Donald Trump will continue to lead the GOP field heading into New Hampshire?s primary.

But Trump has to remember that as every candidate drops out ? especially grassroots conservatives like Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Santorum ? their supporters have to go somewhere.

Trump?s sharp attacks on his fellow GOP rivals will make capturing these voters difficult. For the moment, Ted Cruz seems more inviting to them.

Back in November, after Trump had dominated the polls for so long, he should have made a strategic pivot to reach out to critics and take the high road.

He waited until tonight to do so. His concession speech was terrific, with a perfect tone.

?I love the people of Iowa,? Trump said as he graciously congratulated Ted Cruz.

If Trump takes this new tack in the wake of Iowa, he just may win this yet.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/rud.../02/id/712280/
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What will more important than Iowa ? .........if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow today !
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What I see here in this race ? as they move on Trump will become stronger . Cruz will get weaker . House Speaker Paul Ryan will then make the private phone calls to Senators & Govs. to get behind Marco Rubio to keep the somewhat party strong, cause he can be controlled .

People have to come out like the R's did if they want change
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The results of the Iowa caucuses were a relief!

Good graphic analysis of the results at: http://www.nytimes.com/elections/201...pan-abc-region

The analysis shows that Rubio scored big in the urban areas and Cruz scooped up all the counties with small populations. Cruz makes me nauseous.

Keep in mind that Iowa is not in any way, shape or form, representative of the US voting population. Huckabee and Santorum were the previous GOP Iowa winners but failed to get the nomination.
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It tells you what most people thin of Hillary if a fanatic socialist almost ties her.
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Maybe now he'll tone it down a bit.

Donald Trump admits skipping debate may have hurt him in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump admitted Tuesday that his decision to skip the final debate before Monday's Iowa caucuses could have cost him victory in the Hawkeye State.

Despite leading in most of the pre-caucus polls, the real estate billionaire finished second behind Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and barely held off Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who placed a close third.

"That could've been with the debate," Trump told reporters at a rally in Milford, N.H. "I think some people were disappointed that I didn't go into the debate."

Trump declined to participate in the Jan. 28 Fox News/Google debate in Des Moines due to a dispute with Fox News Channel. He cited the tone of press statements from the network about his possible pulling out of the debate, as well as issues with one of the debate moderators, Megyn Kelly.

Instead of participating in the debate, Trump held a fundraiser for veterans that raised $6 million. The candidate said Tuesday that he would make the same decision again, saying he "would never, ever give that up to go between first and second in Iowa."

Entrance polls conducted by Fox News showed that 55 percent of caucus-goers who made up their minds in the final few days chose to support Cruz or Rubio.

Later Tuesday, Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity that his campaign "didn't have much of a ground game because I didn't think I was going to be winning."

"In retrospect, we could have done much better with the ground game," Trump said, in an apparent slight to his Iowa state director Chuck Laudner.

Laudner had said in January he felt "fantastic about the ground game."

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The results of the Iowa caucuses were a relief!

Good graphic analysis of the results at: http://www.nytimes.com/elections/201...pan-abc-region

The analysis shows that Rubio scored big in the urban areas and Cruz scooped up all the counties with small populations. Cruz makes me nauseous.

Keep in mind that Iowa is not in any way, shape or form, representative of the US voting population. Huckabee and Santorum were the previous GOP Iowa winners but failed to get the nomination.
so, given that, can you project that Rubio will continue to soar among actual voting republicans?
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