Bowers rejects allowing Syrian refugees into his city and compares them to the non-existent threat of Japanese-Americans interred in WWII
…Obama and Clinton have both backed major policies boosting the fossil fuel industry — and raised significant campaign cash from that industry. Several lobbyists who have been raising money for Clinton’s 2016 campaign have represented the oil and gas industry, Mother Jones reported.
The New York mayor has criticized the “consultant class” in politics, but he has met with some of them more often than some senior members of his administration.
The F.E.C. is a complete joke:
The inaction was not surprising for a commission often gridlocked by partisan divisions. Still, it frustrated Democratic lawyers, who had asked the commission last month for an “emergency” ruling on whether a dozen fund-raising tactics used by super PACs and politicians should be considered legal.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday he hates missing votes, defending his at-times absentee status that has made him a recent target in the GOP presidential race.
I don’t think there is any chance of Trump winning the GOP nomination. But he is ahead in the polls. So why are Republican voters willing to vote for someone who is a fake conservative, like Romney? That’s because the party is about wealth, not ideology. Both Romney and Trump are wealthy individuals. And money rules politics. Ultimately, the likelihood is Jeb Bush will be the nominee. He is wealthy. But he is also a prolific fundraiser. So what is certain is Republicans will once again have a non-conservative representing them in the general election:
Jeb Bush took aim Tuesday at Donald Trump, his main antagonist in the GOP primary field, with a web video that highlights the liberal positions Trump has espoused over the last two decades — and his past support for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
The video, which Bush’s campaign posted Tuesday morning on YouTube, paints Trump — through his own words — as a pro-choice, pro-Canadian style universal health care New York liberal who’s praised Hillary Clinton on more than one occasion.