Candidate for chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez asserts that limited fundraising is the reason Democrats sustained dramatic losses during the 2016 election, according to an interview with Politico released Wednesday. Perez is secretary of labor under President Barack Obama, and although he doesn’t have any campaign experience, Perez asserts that Democrats had a large fundraising problem in the 2016 election. “We need to make sure that we’re going to every corner of the country to build a robust fundraising operation,” Perez said during the interview. “I was very impressed with how, for instance, Senator Sanders was able
Comments: LOL! They are in total and complete denial. I guess they aren´t aware of the fact that Clinton spent $1.2 billion to lose that campaign. A lot of fundraising was needed to spend that exorbitant amount! What fools.
How about a better candidate instead? One who didn´t have a 40 year record of criminal activity and an obnoxious personality. $1.2 billion wasn´t enough to make Illary palatable. $2 billion wouldn´t have done it either.
Mr. Perez, you and your party STILL don´t get it. The reason your party lost in November is your party principles don´t belong here and are a failure. Putting up Madam Corruption as your candidate was a joke.
They out spent Trump about 4 or 5 to one and still lost. It wasn´t for lack of money, it was because of a candidate that thinks that we are deplorable, and doesn´t give a rat´s butt if ANYBODY has a job, as long as she is in charge.
OK, Hillary spent 2X as much as Trump. $1.2 billion. Obama spent every minute he was not golfing in a fundraiser somewhere. And fundraising is your problem? Wrong. Your problem is you did not call enough people racist, you did not call them racist often enough, and you did not call them racist loudly enough.
A middleman in the market for fetal tissue has dropped its lawsuit against the pro-life journalists who accused it of partnering with Planned Parenthood to profit from the sale of baby body parts from abortions. StemExpress, which was referred by Congress for criminal investigation last week, dropped its lawsuit against David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress on Tuesday, one day before an appellate hearing was set to take place on a motion to strike the complaint. Charles LiMandri, president of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, which represents the CMP, said the timing of the dismissal is telling.
The opposition research firm that hired a former British spy to dig up dirt on Donald Trump is the same shady outfit that was hired by Planned Parenthood to put a positive spin on videos showing the sale of baby parts. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Washington D.C.-based Fusion GPS is the firm that hired Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the salacious but unsubstantiated 35-page Trump dossier that was published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday. (Snip) According to The Times, Fusion GPS was hired to research Trump in Sept. 2015 by a wealthy GOP donor
Like tired old racists clinging to their discredited past and divisive politics, Democrats wheezed exhaustively on their racial dogwhistles Tuesday in their increasingly futile bid to derail Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to become the next attorney general. The disgraceful charade proved nothing except that Democrats have learned absolutely zilch since suffering a devastating rejection by voters in November’s election, in which they shamelessly and relentlessly tried segregating the country along the lines of race, religion and sex. It was their Lost Cause. “Forget, hell!” The colors of their rainbow flag do not run. They keep each color segregated. Each colored
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he spoke with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday evening to discuss media leaks of a classified intelligence briefing on Russian hacking that Trump received last Friday. Clapper said in a statement that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community leaked a private security document alleging Russian intelligence operatives have compromising information on Trump. "I emphasized that this document is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC," Clapper said.
President Obama was not supposed to go out like this. Since the improbable election of Donald Trump, he has been trying to salvage his legacy. After all, what could be a greater repudiation of a progressive Democrat’s presidency than Americans choosing Trump as your successor? Obama didn’t expect this. He even admitted at one point during the campaign that if Hillary Clinton didn’t win, he would “consider it a personal insult—an insult to my legacy.” So lately he’s been scrambling, not just to ram through last-minute regulations and executive orders but to convince the country that his presidency has been
Megyn Kelly´s blockbuster jump from Fox to NBC hasn´t wowed her viewers as much as her new bosses at 30 Rock. According to a new poll, in fact, Fox viewers don´t plan to shift stations to catch her new shows on the network news giant. A survey from Morning Consult found that more Republican viewers, in fact, plan to reject TV antagonist of President-elect Trump on NBC platforms. "Republicans and Trump voters are not following Fox News´ former star anchor to her new home base at NBC News," said the poll analysis. It added: Megyn Kelly is headed to NBC News, an
Donald Trump refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta today, labeling Acosta´s employer as "fake news." Since then, mainstream media and celebrities are hyperventilating over Trump as if he bears the same viciously totalitarian impulses as, say, Fidel Castro -- and that Trump is SCARY and GOING TO GET THEM. (Snip) Yet back then, Obama´s Communications Director Anita Dunn gave an interview to the New York Times during which she proclaimed Obama´s administration had adopted as policy that Fox News was fake news. Did the New York Times fear freedom of the press had been eradicated? No, the
Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump’s relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant. BuzzFeed on Tuesday published the documents, which it said were “unverified and potentially unverifiable”.
While we learned earlier that John McCain was responsible for handing over the 35-page "dossier" of compromising, if arguably fake, revelations about Trump´s connections to Russia over to the FBI, the identity of the actual creator, who was said to be an ex-British intelligence service, remained a mystery. No longer. Courtesy of the WSJ, we now know his name: the former MI-6 officer, now working for a private security-and-investigations firm "who produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia" is Christopher Steele, a director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence.... and before readers google
Sworn Donald Trump enemy John McCain admitted Wednesday that he passed the dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against the president-elect. The Arizona senator issued a public statement amid mounting questions of his exact role in the affair - and how a document riddled with errors and unverifiable claims came to be published. ´Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,´ he said. ´Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI. ´That has been the extent of
Wednesday on CNN addressing media reports that he had turned over a dossier containing unverified claims about Russia and President-elect Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said, “I don’t know if it’s credible or not but I thought the information deserved to be delivered to the FBI, the appropriate agency of government.” Partial transcript as follows: MCCAIN: After looking at that information I took it to the FBI and have had no further involvement with it at issue. By the way, according to some media reports they already had that information, but I didn’t know that at the time. I
President Obama, as he concluded his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, called the U.S. Constitution “just a piece of parchment." “Our Constitution is a remarkable, beautiful gift,” said Obama. “But it’s really just a piece of parchment.” “It has no power on its own,” he went on. “We the people give it power. We the people give it meaning with our participation and with the choices that we make and the alliances that we forge…” He later said that as he steps down from the presidency, he plans to play an active role in "the most important office in a democracy: citizen."
Hillary Clinton’s political career is probably over, but just because she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump doesn’t mean she wasn’t prepared to win. Axios reporter Mike Allen has revealed Hillary’s list of prospective nominees for important cabinet posts in her administration, and it includes a number of interesting choices. John Podesta, her campaign chairman who accidentally exposed his entire email account to Russian hackers, was listed as the frontrunner to be Hillary Clinton’s secretary of state. Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly also being considered for the position. Facebook executive and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg was in
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Wednesday criticized President-elect Donald Trump for his shouting match with a CNN reporter. (Snip) "President-elect Trump today told CNN´s Jim Acosta the his organization amounts to fake news. CNN´s exclusive reporting on the Russian matter was separate and distinctly different from the document dump executed by an online news property," Smith said during his closing monologue. "Though we at Fox News cannot confirm CNN´s report, it is our observation that it´s correspondents followed journalistic standards and that neither they nor any other journalists should be subjected to belittling and delegitimizing by the president-elect of the