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  • The Blue-State Model Collapses in Connecticut

    03/07/2017 8:24:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Stephen Eide
    Government finance is now the greatest source of controversy in Connecticut, owing to billion-dollar deficits and an epic debt load that ensures high taxes for many years to come. In national politics, Connecticut is deep blue: Its entire congressional delegation is Democratic, and it hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 28 years. But the GOP has recently notched strong gains in the state legislature. Though it’s far from clear which party will prevail, the fight for control of state government will depend on who can better respond to broad public recognition that Connecticut needs a new fiscal model....
  • DRUDGE - NEW MEXICO TURNS TOSS UP Trump only down by 2.

    11/07/2016 9:05:20 AM PST · by IVAXMAN · 47 replies
    This might be a surprise, Trump continues to trend up !!!
  • NeverTrumpers Are Wrong: A Blue State Conservative's Take

    09/03/2016 9:16:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/03/16 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    I have grave concerns when elected officials declare outright #NeverTrump, especially when they are Republicans. I am voting for Donald Trump, and I hope more "NeverTrumpers" do, too The United States is a great country. For too many Americans, though, they are not feeling it: sluggish economy, rampant terrorist attacks, defeated morale, both here and abroad. Corrosive, subversive scandals have engulfed the Obama administration (IRS, DOJ, Fast and Furious). Special interests are gaming the system in an unprecedented, disturbing fashion. Look what happened to Bernie Sanders during the Democratic Primary. The DNC (with disgraced Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schulz) was actively—illegally!—colluding to...
  • Trump's New York Values (Tim Russert NBC interview)

    01/15/2016 3:37:10 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 187 replies
    NBCNews via Youtube ^ | 1/14/16 | Jerry Livingston
    Trump singing a different tune just a short while back. FLIP FLOP campaign conservative.
  • Trump’s Trump Card: Blue-State Republicans; Reagan Democrats make him a force in the primaries

    01/13/2016 7:49:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Journal ^ | 01/13/2016 | Josh Kraushaar
    Even as Donald Trump holds commanding leads in presidential polling, I've maintained that an establishment candidate still has the inside track to winning the nomination. As my Cook Political Report colleague David Wasserman outlined, the rules of the game are designed to favor the success of more-moderate candidates. If Trump or Ted Cruz wins the early-state contests, the proportional rules of allocating delegates will prevent either from running up the score. And the winner-take all rules for many of the more moderate "blue" states on March 15 and beyond should favor a more pragmatic Republican down the stretch--at least on...
  • Narrow support for Trump (Massachusetts)

    10/11/2015 10:37:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Westborough News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Zachary Comeau, Daily News Staff
    At an event in Norwood in August, real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embraced Maureen Maloney, the mother of Matthew Denise of Milford. In August 2011, Denise was killed on his motorcycle when he was hit and dragged by a pickup truck driven by a drunken man, here in the country illegally. Denise was dragged a quarter mile, authorities said. His death became a lightning rod on the subject of undocumented immigrants. “Will you close the borders?” an emotional Maloney asked Trump at the event via an arranged meeting. Trump replied, “We’ll get them closed, believe...
  • Nearly 1,000 People Move From Blue States to Red States Every Day. Here’s Why.

    10/10/2015 8:05:43 AM PDT · by upchuck · 36 replies
    daily signal ^ | October 9, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The so-called “progressives” love to talk about how their policies will create a worker’s paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue states for conservative red states? The new Census data on where we live and where we moved to in 2014 shows that the top seven states with the biggest percentage increase in in-migration from other states are in order: North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, and Texas. All of these states are red, except Colorado, which is purple. Meanwhile, the leading exodus states...
  • Breaking the Democrats' Electoral College Blue Wall Advantage

    05/11/2015 7:20:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2015 | Richard Baehr
    Many savvy political analysts believe the Democrats have a built in advantage in the Electoral College. Democrats have won four of the last six Presidential elections, and in all six races, they have won a collection of 18 states plus the District of Columbia, now totaling 242 Electoral College votes. These states include all of the New England states except New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Democrats have won 5 of the last 6 Presidential contests in New Hampshire, Iowa, and New Mexico, three...
  • It’s not red state vs blue state. It’s city vs country

    04/11/2015 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As a resident of the upstate portion of New York (not the Big Apple) I have written frequently about the depressing, negative effects which liberal tax and spend policies combined with strangling regulatory burdens have had on the state, as well as the economic death spiral which has followed. Many of the complaints I hear from residents of the more rural, upstate region center on the unbalanced power held by New York City and the complete disconnect between the government and the more conservative, rural communities to the north and west. But even as a person studying and experiencing...
  • Solved: Why Poor States Are Red and Rich States Are Blue

    01/05/2015 2:34:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/05/2015 | Tim Worstall
    One of the great conundrums of the American political scene is why the poorer states, colloquially known as “red” states, tend to vote Republican or conservative, while the richer states, the “blue” ones (and let it be said that this is very confusing for this European, for over here the colours tend to work the other way around, red is Labour, or left wing) tend to vote Democrat. We would think that it should be the other way around, the poor people voting for more from that Great Big Pinata which is government. But it seems that there’s a simple...
  • Blue State Leftists Destroying Red States?

    12/07/2014 5:44:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Occasionally an analysis so turns your head that you have to do your own investigation to determine whether that analysis makes any sense. When it comes from the New York Times (the daily bible of the Left), one needs to take an extra hard look. Before the mid-term election two Times reporters asserted that blue-state voters are moving to red states and making them purple. Robert Gebeloff and David Leonhardt of the Times took a look at the people flooding out of blue states and moving to red states. They assert that this population flow has been going on for...
  • OR High Schools Adding ‘13th Grade’ to Boost State's On-Time Graduation Rate

    10/24/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Joseph Perticone
    (CNSNews.com) -- Some high schools in Oregon are creating an optional “13th grade” in order to provide students with another year of academic support while boosting the state's on-time graduation rate. Starting with the Class of 2014, hundreds of students who have completed four years of high school but have not received their diplomas will be considered “graduates" for statistical purposes. At 69 percent statewide, Oregon had the second-lowest graduation rate in the nation for the Class of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Congressmen: Obama Using 'Cloward-Piven Maneuver'

    06/12/2014 5:47:50 AM PDT · by aj2me · 33 replies
    WND ^ | June 12, 2014 | JEROME R. CORSI
    wo U.S. congressmen tell WND they believe the flooding of America’s Southwest border with thousands of illegal-alien children seeking government handouts and citizenship is the intended outcome of policies by the Obama administration derived from a strategy by radical sociologists to transform America into a socialist state. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/congressmen-obama-using-cloward-piven-maneuver/
  • Proof that conservatives don't hate government (like libs say) and NOBODY trusts liberals to run it

    04/08/2014 4:03:17 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    True story... I actually took the liberty of color coding this chart to illustrate just how crappy the blue states are when it comes to trust. The top ranked blue state is 17th place New Jersey, AND it's governor is a Republican (Chris Christie) embroiled in a trust-violating scandal (Bridgegate).Liberals will look at this and see contradiction, because they're not very smart. In reality the red state governments receive more trust probably because they are LESS intrusive instead of MORE in the lives of the people in those states.A government that governs less governs best.
  • Ed Gillespie Announces U.S. Senate Run in Virginia

    01/16/2014 4:33:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Republican political consultant and former White House aide Ed Gillespie announced his plan to run for U.S. Senate in Virginia Thursday morning. He will run against incumbent Mark Warner, a Democrat. Gillespie previously served as chairman of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's 2009 campaign and as a Republican National Committee chairman. He also co-founded government relations firm Quinn Gillespie and Associates. However, he faces a challenge of name recognition -- or lack thereof. "I don't think anybody in Virginia knows who Ed Gillespie is," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Democrat representing Fairfax County. "I'll bet you if you check name...
  • Obamacare's Rocky Rollout Improves Republicans' 2014 Outlook

    12/13/2013 6:56:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obamacare will be a vote-winner for Democrats in 2014. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the same thing. Perhaps they really believe that. But the numbers in polls conducted since Oct. 17, when the end of the government shutdown put the spotlight on the rollout of Obamacare, tell a different story. Democrats currently hold a 55-45 majority in the Senate. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to win a majority there. This looks to be within reach. Seven Democratic-held seats are up in states carried by Mitt Romney. And four...
  • America’s Coastal Royalty: The real national divide isn’t between red and blue states.

    11/28/2013 11:38:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The densely populated coastal corridors from Boston to Washington and from San Diego to Berkeley are where most of America’s big decisions are made.</p> <p>They remind us of two quite different Americas: one country along these coasts and everything else in between. Those in Boston, New York, and Washington determine how our government works; what sort of news, books, art, and fashion we should consume; and whether our money and investments are worth anything.</p>
  • Lt. Gov. Dewhurst: Texas could turn blue if you get complacent

    09/30/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/201 | Jazz Shaw
    I haven’t heard much from (or about) Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst since he came in second in his Senate primary race with Ted Cruz. But he’s still on the job in the Lone Star state and taking an active role in state politics. He probably raised eyebrows yesterday when he issued a potentially dire warning to his fellow Texas Republicans. AUSTIN, Texas — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said here on Saturday that Texas could turn blue if Republicans get “complacent.”“If we’re complacent, yeah, it could happen,” said Dewhurst, who last year lost to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the...
  • Philly schools begin rehiring after $50M promise

    08/17/2013 9:51:21 AM PDT · by haffast · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 8-17-2013 | KATHY MATHESON
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nearly broke Philadelphia schools will open on schedule next month thanks to $50 million in emergency aid. But will they be worth going to? That's the question parents are asking as the district begins to rehire about 1,000 pink-slipped workers, from assistant principals to guidance counselors. Many say the cash infusion is a paltry bandage on a district hemorrhaging red ink, and that the buildings will simply be shells — without sufficient resources or staff to offer students a safe and adequate learning environment. About 2,500 workers remain laid off. "We're all just kind of stunned...
  • 13 corrections officers indicted in Md., accused of aiding gang’s drug scheme

    04/24/2013 5:57:38 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Ann Marimow & John Wagner
    More than a dozen Maryland state prison guards helped a dangerous national gang operate a drug-trafficking and money-laundering scheme from behind bars that involved cash payments, sex and access to fancy cars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Thirteen female corrections officers essentially handed over control of a Baltimore jail to gang leaders, prosecutors said. The officers were charged Tuesday in a federal racketeering indictment. The indictment described a jailhouse seemingly out of control. Four corrections officers became pregnant by one inmate. Two of them got tattoos of the inmate’s first name, Tavon — one on her neck, the other on a...