As of today it is official, the 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. As you may recall, Dallas was the other remaining city on the list which lost the battle to Cleveland.

Report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland will be the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the location on the Fox News Channel in a live, on-air interview. The broadcast of the interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association.

“We’re excited about bringing the convention to Cleveland in Ohio, and we’re excited about the decision. We think it’s a smart decision,” Priebus said.

It’s also believed that the expected June availability of Quicken Loans Arena, which will host floor events for the convention, played a role.

I’ve been thinking Ohio since we first started this discussion a few months ago. It makes the most sense as a Republican will not return to the White House without picking up some rust belt states as in 2004. Governors like Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) have been proving fairly popular in recent years so the logical step is to try and build on their momentum at a national level.

As far as the dates go, it appears the RNC is looking sometime in June of 2016 so a nominee can be crowned and free from fundraising hurdles heading into the summer.

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    • Surfisher, please refrain from posting entire articles from other websites in the comments section. Your two additional comments have been deleted. Please stick to the topic at hand and do not spam with unrelated items and links.

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      • Nate — got it (meant to post the link only).

        This topic is already stale, so will post on Obama’s antics on his visit to Texas.

        Delete it if you wish….

  1. *Rick Perry Snubs Obama’s Offer Of A ‘Quick Handshake’ On The Tarmac*

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rick-perry-snubs-obama-tarmac-meeting

    Time to get Obama IMPEACHED — or WE”LL suffer more of his unconstitutional “executive orders” that this Little Wannabe Dictator Barrack Hussein does with a “phone and a pen” in his narcissistic grandiose delusion that he can NEGATE Congress and the US Constitution!

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    IMPEACH!

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    Save US — IMPEACH Barrack Hussein Obama (the Kenyan born usurper of our White House)!

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  2. Must read!

    *It’s the end of America as we know it* by Doug Wead

    http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/its-the-end-of-america-as-we-know-it/

    “Happy Fourth of July. It’s the end of America as we know it. And by
    the way, its the end of baseball, motherhood and apple pie as well.
    Baseball has morphed from a game of statistics into a reality show with
    players always in search of a better and less detectable steroid. And
    don’t get me going on apple pie. Which usually isn’t. We are edging
    closer to Soylent Green every day.

    The changes for motherhood and women and race are major advances in civilization but the rest is a mixed bag.

    What is becoming of America should give us pause. We are in what I
    call a “post Constitutional drift” and it worries me that we so easily,
    without debate, are confidently moving away from our foundations.

    There have been two provocations for this. The first was the attack
    on 9-11. President George W. Bush seized unprecedented power for the
    executive branch of government.

    The second has been our Great Recession. The last time we had the
    Great Depression it sparked the rise of Hitler and Stalin and World War
    Two. You cannot have that much wealth taken from that many people
    without sociopolitical repercussions. But it also gave the world FDR
    and Churchill. As a student of history I wondered what cataclysmic
    changes our Great Recession would birth. And lo and behold, the
    biggest change was us. President Barack Obama seized on economic events
    to assert government involvement on a breathtaking scale. Even former
    socialist countries in Europe were aghast. Welfare was increased to the
    masses while corporate welfare was even more lavish. The result? The
    rich got richer and the poor got poorer at an astounding rate.

    In Bush we had our moment of nationalism, in Obama, socialism.
    Unless we can recapture the ideals of our American Constitution quickly
    we are destined to experience our own American version of National
    Socialism.

    We wage preemptive wars, torture our captives and monitor our own
    citizens on a massive scale. Our government agencies are accountable to
    no one and openly defy, even lie to Congress. Consider this, only a
    few years ago a president could not get a wire tap without a judge. Now
    he can kill you.

    In 1946 we joined an international tribunal which indicted Nazi war
    criminals. One of the four counts was defined as “war of aggression.”
    Our prosecutor, Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, made an eloquent
    case against what is now American policy, the immorality of a so-called
    “preemptive war.”

    Jackson’s opening statement at Nuremberg should be required reading
    for television pundits. He pointed to the June 30, 1934 Blood Purge as
    the turning point in German justice. Without formal charges or a trial
    Hitler ordered the execution of Nazi Brown shirts, (terrorists) who were
    suspected of planning a counter revolution. “In this hour I was
    responsible for the fate of the German people,” Hitler later reported to
    the Reichstag and the nation, “And thereby I became the Supreme judge.”
    The decision was applauded in Germany as a move back toward moderation
    but Jackson asserts that it was this abandonment of Germany’s own
    constitution that began its descent into lawlessness.

    Barack Obama’s decision to kill American citizen, Anwar al-Awaki, is
    instructive. Al-Awaki was a one man Islamic propaganda machine. His
    online sermons of hatred inspired terrorism. In Nuremberg, only one top
    Nazi propagandist was in the docket. He was Hans Fritzsche, a popular
    Nazi radio voice. But as repugnant as his words had been, the American,
    Soviet, British and French judges acquitted him. How can you hang a
    man for free speech no matter how repugnant?

    Months after the al-Awaki death, his sixteen year old son, an
    American citizen born in Denver, Colorado, with no ties to radical
    Islam, went to Yemen in search of his father’s body. He was likewise
    killed by an American drone. We call it a mistake.

    Throughout our history we have condemned torture. The Eighth
    Amendment to the Constitution prohibits “cruel and unusual
    punishments.” Our motion pictures and culture have shown the barbarism
    of our enemies. The Japanese and the Germans tortured, so did the North
    Koreans and later the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. Who can forget
    Michael Cimino’s gut wrenching scenes from Deer Hunter?

    Now, in the new post constitutional America, we too, torture. For
    legal purposes we do “a little sidestep” in the tradition of Charles
    Durning in The Last Little Whore House in Texas. We torture outside the United States and thus our Justice Department contends we are not violating the Constitution.

    It isn’t too late. There are about fifty men and women in this
    country who run the television industry. They are far more powerful
    than members of the Federal Reserve, or elected officials, such as
    members of congress. They and their television companies have the power
    to open up a debate on all of this. If not, we are in the process of
    losing the great American experiment without even a chance to say
    goodbye. It’s the end of America as we know it.”

  3. I jokingly suggested that both parties hold their conventions in Cleveland, since they are both just circuses now. But it did raise curiosity, so. . .Last time in Cleveland, 1936, only other time, 1924 (both, GOP).

    In 1972, BOTH parties held their conventions in Miami Beach. Then, I noticed that Miami Beach also held the previous GOP convention. Philadelphia hosted 9, including both parties in 1948.

    But the big party town is Chicago–hosting both parties in 1952, 1944, 1932, and 1884. In fact, conventions have been in Chicago 25 times–but only one since the fiasco in 1968.

    New York has hosted only 5; Baltimore 4; St. Louis 4, San Francisco 4.

  4. Obama shoots pool, drinks beer and raises money for Dems — but has no time to go to Texas border!

    [[Note: Most of these videos are interrupted and stopped (MSM does not want you to see them in their entirety) so be patient and keep pausing to reload, then continue!]]

    1) Sarah Palin on why it’s time to impeach Obama: MUST SEE BY ALL REAL AMERICANS — SPOT ON!!!

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3665154117001/sarah-palin-on-why-its-time-to-impeach-president-obama/?intcmp=obnetwork#sp=show-clips
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    2) Texas Gov. Rick Perry politely exposes Obama on his refusal to actually see the Texas border calamity (superbly stated by Perry).

    In contrast pay attention at minute 9:44 — where Obama mocks asking for moats with alligators to secure the border…?! (Even in 2011 Obama displays psychotic behavior, and now is compounding on it since he feels Untouchable!)

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/10/texas-gov-perry-illegal-immigrant-surge-humanitarian-crisis-obama-has-power-to/
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    3) Rudy Giuliani slams Obama as unfit to be President:

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3667733450001/giuliani-obama-wasnt-prepared-to-be-president/#sp=show-clips
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    4) Dem Rep. Cuellar: “Bizarre” and “Detached” That Obama Will Play Pool, Drink Beer, But Won’t Go To The Border:

    LOL — even a kiss-ass Democrook slams Obama!

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/07/09/dem_rep_cuellar_obama_looks_aloof_and_detached_not_going_to_the_border.html

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    In conclusion: Obama’s narcissistic, megalomaniac and psychopathic inferiority complex tendencies since Day One — that many of us warned of — are now in full bloom as the end of his wannabe dictatorship nears. This makes him more dangerous than ever — and MUST BE STOPPED by The Articles of Impeachment NOW!!!

    …To stay on topic — yea, Cleveland gets to host RNC!!!

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