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  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 11:56:13 AM PST · 58 of 63
    ctpsb to IVAXMAN

    “This is what happens when you only have 51 republicans in the Senate and a small group of them are liberal. It is like being in the minority. The reason the 2018 midterms are so important, if we increase the Republicans to 55-60 votes then a few renegades can’t get their way.”

    True but it also doesn’t help when the republicans do all they can to keep the same or increase the numbers of that small liberal group. So just electing more republicans doesn’t in and of itself help resolve the issue. Elect 6 more liberal gop’s to total 57 then somehow 8 republicans will thwart any meaningful legislation to strengthen our immigration laws. The key is electing MAGA republicans in the primaries then follow through and elect them in the general when the gop-e attempts to sabotage them in the general.

  • Harry’s a feminist like me, Meghan tells Welsh fans as she is given her first dedicated [tr]

    01/19/2018 7:01:14 AM PST · 24 of 32
    ctpsb to mewzilla

    “I’m just amazed they were females.”

    OUCH!!

  • Harry’s a feminist like me, Meghan tells Welsh fans as she is given her first dedicated [tr]

    01/19/2018 6:34:15 AM PST · 19 of 32
    ctpsb to bar sin·is·ter
    "You mean the same feminist that was banging every female he could find while drunk at Vegas parties?" This.....👍👍👍
  • GOP congressman declines to challenge Dem senator in North Dakota

    01/11/2018 11:43:03 AM PST · 46 of 116
    ctpsb to BBQToadRibs

    “Let me put it in context. Having lived in San Francisco and Seattle, she’s pretty moderate from what I’m used to seeing. As in, she’s not a complete uber-liberal whack-job.”

    Compared to Pelosi I suppose but what good does that do? She’s not a nut job with wacky statements but what really is the difference between her and a liberal whack-job? Lot of good it does that she or other Plains state democrats aren’t as leftist as Pelosi if they are still going to vote for o-care, higher taxes or faux environmental legislation.

    But also again the bigger, main point is why do the Plains states vote so solidly GOP POTUS but go wobbly many times on House and Senate members? There is no logic to it. Why be so conservative with POTUS votes but leftie (even if not AS left as Pelosi which isn’t saying much) with congressional votes?

    If there hadn’t been 7 Democrat senators from all the Plains states and throw Alaska in there (Conrad, Dorgan, Johnson, Baucus, Tester, Nelson, Begich) all states that have voted super solid GOP POTUS since 1964 (Montana 1992 the exception) Obamacare wouldn’t have had a prayer to pass.

    Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not criticizing just trying to understand the ideological disconnect.

  • GOP congressman declines to challenge Dem senator in North Dakota

    01/11/2018 11:17:28 AM PST · 44 of 116
    ctpsb to ctpsb

    “why do Midwestern states”

    Sorry meant to say Plains and/or Mountain West states.

  • GOP congressman declines to challenge Dem senator in North Dakota

    01/11/2018 11:15:04 AM PST · 43 of 116
    ctpsb to BBQToadRibs

    “As a democrat, she’s pretty moderate.”

    Really? With all due respect she’s the typical democrat voting left on every major bill/issue that matters. All ocare repeals - NO. Tax Bill - NO.

    Her overall Trump friendly record is supposedly moderate but is boosted by votes that everyone would make such as extending government funding and hurricane relief.

    Except for judicial (including Gorsuch) and non-controversial cabinet nominations which would’ve passed anyway for show she’s a typical reliable leftist so again why do Midwestern states vote GOP POTUS but so often leftist for Senate and House? Just curious.

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/heidi-heitkamp/

  • HEAVY ALABAMA TURNOUT

    12/12/2017 8:48:23 AM PST · 147 of 398
    ctpsb to JME_FAN

    “Laura Ingram can’t kiss Strange’s butt hard nor long enough. She was fawning all over this establishment RINO hack, on her radio program this morning. I think Ingram has been in Northern VA way to long. She pretends to be about draining the swamp, then goes out of her way to praise its creatures. She also like to play both ends against the middle - praising RINO’s on her radio show, while playing staunch conservative heroine on he Fox television show. Really getting sick of her duplicity.”

    Actually I think she was praising and interviewing Mo Brooks whom she supported in the primary.

  • N.C.A.A.: North Carolina Will Not Be Punished for Academic Scandal

    10/17/2017 8:37:59 AM PDT · 12 of 35
    ctpsb to Altura Ct.

    But North Carolina don’t you dare pass a transgender bill then we’ll punish you.

  • Trump, McConnell set for tense talks at Monday meeting

    10/16/2017 9:55:14 AM PDT · 45 of 52
    ctpsb to Eleutheria5

    “The question isn’t, who isn’t a solidly pro-Trump senator. It’s who actually scuttled repeal and replace. And that’s McConnel with his feckless “leadership,” McCain, Murkowski and Collins. And for the time being, their presence will continue. That’s why I bring them up. So far, none of the distinguished gentlemen you mention have actively harmed MAGA, except for McCain, Collins and Murkowski, and McConnel.”

    This time around. In 2020 when Murkowski, et al are running then those who passed safely this time around will cover for her then. They cover for each other — those who are running this time are covered by those not running because of short memories, momentum, etc. Ie Tillis and co. will cover for McCain, Collins, etc. So yes Flake voted to repeal and replace but he and others like him know they had the three you mentioned to cover for them. In another year Flake would’ve voted to not repeal and replace and your mentioned three would’ve voted to R&R if they were up for re-election that year.

    However fair enough on the rest of your points. Don’t get me wrong of course McConnell is a huge part of the problem but even at 60 if he still has over 30 rino’s (which you would probably have now) still willing to vote for him as leader he would still probably be leader. Look at the dems they STILL vote for Pelosi and probably would’ve Reid if he hadn’t retired.

    Not sure why it would be fratricide? Are we really that worried that if a rino lost a primary in deep red states like MS, AL, TN, AK, TX, etc. that the gop would not then win that seat because the rino isn’t in there? If so then the gop doesn’t deserve to be the majority party anyway because it would be very plain they could do nothing to advance the MAGA agenda.

  • Trump, McConnell set for tense talks at Monday meeting

    10/16/2017 7:13:15 AM PDT · 39 of 52
    ctpsb to Eleutheria5

    “You can primary Murkowski and Collins ‘til your blue in the face. They’ll coast to victory and pay it no mind.”

    Not worried for now about them since not till 2020 and 2022 so why bring them up?

    “So the Senate remains RINO infested, whatever Bannon does, at least for the foreseeable future,”

    — Really? Two are already out before we’ve really even started primary season (Strange and Corker). So you really think Wicker, Flake, Heller maybe even Fishcher, Barrasso and Hatch are completely safe in this environment? McConnell is meeting with Trump today. He wouldn’t be doing that just for manners.

    “although Bannon could take down a few vulnerable Democrats. That would sure be nice, and wouldn’t involve internecine blood letting, either.”

    —Agreed. If not Kid Rock in MI then Lena Epstein is strong there as well. Love to see Heitkamp and Tester as well. Such liars they are. Classic mountain west democrats. Talk the good game back home then vote with Pelosi and Schumer in D.C.

    “RINOs become irrelevant once you have a big enough majority.”

    -At what level of majority? Even if we had the mighty 60 seats (then McConnell would just say we needed to have 70 for “strong consensus/bipartisanship and all that BS”) it still may not be enough. Think about it — let’s pretend we replaced 8 democrats next year with 8 hard core conservatives but none of the current RINO’s were replaced (leave Corker in there for purposes of this exercise). So now let’s subtract from that pretend number of 60 the number of RINO’s who could still scuttle MAGA bills coming out of their chamber:

    Richard Shelby, Murkowski, Sullivan, McCain, Flake, John Boozman, Cory Gardner, Rubio, Isakson, Crapo, Collins, Cochran, Wicker, Blunt, maybe Steve Daines, maybe Fischer, Sasse, Heller, Tillis, Hoeven, Portman, maybe Toomey, Graham, Thune, Alexander, Cornyn, and Capito (won’t count WY Barrasso and Enzi becauce 50/50 on them). Then add on McConnell who’s the leader of it all so not counting the maybes that’s still 25 rino’s that could easily derail MAGA even with a solid 60 seat majority.

    So no must disagree that having a large enough majority will neutralize the rino’s. The rino’s must be purged from the Senate/gop even if it means internecine warfare as unpleasant as that may seem.

  • Intentionally Infecting Others with HIV No Longer a Felony in California

    10/09/2017 7:00:12 AM PDT · 1 of 53
    ctpsb
    I thought I hadn't read this correctly at first. How insane is far left socialism?
  • Angry GOP donors close their wallets

    10/05/2017 9:04:07 AM PDT · 1 of 37
    ctpsb
    Wow!! A Politico story that makes sense!!
  • After Alabama, GOP anti-establishment wing declares all-out war in 2018

    09/27/2017 9:04:24 AM PDT · 141 of 175
    ctpsb to sargon

    “Let them. it just demonstrates how out of touch they are. President Trump will be delighted to work with Senator Roy Moore. He did his duty by showing loyalty to Luther Strange.

    The Lamestream Media can spin this all they want. In reality, they’re terrified about these primary challenges. It doesn’t bode well for Establishment Democrats or GOPe, and their propaganda is as transparent as it gets...”

    Thank you.

    For those worried about the media’s spin on this does anyone on this board honestly think that if Strange had won that they would be giving ANY credit or positive review of Trump’s endorsement for Strange?

    Neither do I.

    The stories are pre-written. One for one either candidate winning and the spin that comes with that but either one prepared to put Trump and the gop in the worst possible light.

  • After Alabama, GOP anti-establishment wing declares all-out war in 2018

    09/27/2017 6:18:00 AM PDT · 112 of 175
    ctpsb to EliRoom8

    Oh look another WaPo story that no matter what happens it’s always bad for the gop.

    Rest assured that if Strange won Costa had an article ready in his drawer stating how this is bad for the gop because the Bannon wing of the party that gave the gop so much momentum has now been defeated/neutralized or....whatever other narrative he would come up with that casts the gop in the worst possible light.

  • Luther Strange Sought to Weaken Alabama’s Tough Immigration Law

    09/19/2017 9:06:54 AM PDT · 13 of 30
    ctpsb to HamiltonJay

    “Trump doesn’t want him, he’s just playing the game. I am sure Trump will welcome with open arms Moore when he is elected.”

    I thought this at first and still do. However it does beg the question that Trump doesn’t seem to playing the same game with Flake as with Strange. Trump has pretty much made it clear that he will work against Flake but so far has taken a different approach with Strange.

    I think it may be because Strange has not been as (though some) personally and vocally hostile to Trump as Flake?

  • Democrats have won 6 GOP-held seats in 2017. Republicans have won 0 Democratic seats.

    09/13/2017 2:34:15 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    ctpsb to jmaroneps37

    Not saying this one seat is important. Just saying look at the trend....

    But also three other seats in OK and two in NH since last November.

    I’m not saying the sky is falling we just can’t dismiss it either and get the gop off its’ arse.

  • Democrats have won 6 GOP-held seats in 2017. Republicans have won 0 Democratic seats.

    09/13/2017 2:26:26 PM PDT · 20 of 34
    ctpsb to FlipWilson

    “This article is akin to saying, the Dems have outscored the Republicans 6-0 . . . in the fourth quarter. Of course, the score is 156-6 but only the fourth quarter counts.”

    I take your point but I just want to be sure we have 156 points. I’m not saying we’re going to lose or anything like that I just want to get a handle on things early on before hubris gets us like it did demorats in 2016.

  • Democrats have won 6 GOP-held seats in 2017. Republicans have won 0 Democratic seats.

    09/13/2017 1:50:24 PM PDT · 7 of 34
    ctpsb to 2ndDivisionVet

    “How many congressional seats have we won? Those are quite a bit more important than state legislature seats.”

    Yours and other comments make me feel better. Also I know GOP registration numbers are making good to large net gains in all but I believe two swing states but....

    didn’t the dems’ downfall start at the state level?

    I mean we haven’t won one state seat this year.

  • Democrats have won 6 GOP-held seats in 2017. Republicans have won 0 Democratic seats.

    09/13/2017 1:39:36 PM PDT · 1 of 34
    ctpsb
    I'm not usually a concern troll but this trend doesn't look good. I still think Trump is fine but maybe backlash against GOP? I know post is from CNN but couldn't find any conservative sites discussing these special elections only lefties like HuffPo.
  • Trump bucks GOP leadership, backs Democratic deal on debt ceiling, funding government

    09/07/2017 6:47:02 AM PDT · 160 of 201
    ctpsb to lodi90

    “No, it’s your problem. Conservatives have “followed our principles” since Reagan. THIRTY YEARS. And what have we got to show for it? NOTHING. If POTUS has to do deals with Dems to get the GOP onside then so be it. Sniping at him from the right instead of focusing your fire on the useless Congress only helps Dems. Not that fake conservatives would care about that.”

    BINGO!!!!!!