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  • All That Stands Between Democrats And A Massive Freakout Is This Man (Virginia governorship)

    06/22/2017 5:00:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sam Stein
    Having lost a series of tantalizingly close congressional elections, the Democratic Party has now placed the fate of its collective psyche in the hands of an unassuming, soft-spoken pediatric neurologist. Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam says he feels no enhanced pressure to win his gubernatorial race this fall, even though his will be most high-profile contest since Democrats lost the much-watched special election in Georgia’s 6th District. “You always feel pressure,” he told HuffPost in an interview. “If you’re not feeling pressure then you’re not out there to win. And we plan to win in November.” But while Northam may...
  • OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party

    06/22/2017 4:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | Shermichael Singleton
    You don’t have to be a seasoned political operative to question the logic behind Democrats investing so much money into a congressional district that has gone Republican for nearly 40 years, yet that is exactly what the Democratic Party did. They believed they could switch moderate Republican voters to vote for a Democratic candidate and mobilize Independents by spouting a progressive message, which is philosophically antithetical to the values held by most voters — such as limited government due to a fear of government encroachment and excessive regulation — as well as utopian ideas about society, which many frankly believe...
  • Why Ossoff Lost

    06/22/2017 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 21, 2017 | Molly Ball
    Despite the opposition Trump has galvanized, the Democrats still haven’t figured out how to win in the places where they’re trying to stage a comeback. ATLANTA—Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining supporters of Jon Ossoff took over the stage where he had recently stood. One of them waved a bottle of vodka in the air. Together, they took up the time-honored leftist chant: “This is what democracy looks like!” Sometimes, this is indeed what democracy looks like: you get outvoted. Democrats were counting on Ossoff, the...
  • House Democrats Call For Pelosi To Step Down as Minority Leader

    06/22/2017 9:44:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 62 replies
    UPI News Wire ^ | June 22, 2017 at 7:42 AM | By Ray Downs |
    Democrats are calling for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step down from her leadership role after a bruising -- and expensive -- House race loss in Georgia's 6th District. The Democratic Party boosted 30-year-old political newcomer Jon Ossoff with a campaign war chest of more than $40 million and a team of Democratic strategists to take on Republican Karen Handel in the suburban Atlanta district. Some Democrats believed that Ossoff could pull off a victory in a district that has been solidly red since 1979 due to resentment against President Donald Trump and the seat's open status after the...
  • James Hodgkinson -- Look for the Union Label

    06/22/2017 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Timothy Birdnow
    A good deal of analysis has gone into James Hodgkinson, the Friend of Bernie and neosocialist wacko who tried to murder the Republicans in Congress by an act of terrorism. Yes, he hated Trump and all Republicans. Yes, he waxed poetic over high taxes and MSNBC. Yes, he was abusive to his foster children (one committed suicide by immolating herself with gasoline while the other ran away -- after Jimmy knocked her around -- and eventually died of a heroin overdose as a young adult.) Yes, he was estranged from his wife (gone since March to live in his van...
  • Democrats Hold Alternative Hearing on Climate Change

    06/22/2017 11:20:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | June 21, 2017 | Scott Waldman
    The discussion was meant to show that lawmakers are not yielding the climate discussion to those who reject mainstream scienceFor a few hours yesterday, climate science was not the target of attacks in Congress. Researchers, diplomats and policy experts warned about the dangers of ignoring clear research showing that humans are warming the planet at an alarming rate in an unofficial hearing hosted by Democratic lawmakers. The discussion was an alternative to the recent hearings in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, run by Chairman Lamar Smith, the conservative Texas Republican who has accused federal climate scientists of engaging...
  • Vanity - Karen Handel, the unlikely female Giant Slayer destroys the Democrat party, politically!!!

    06/22/2017 9:01:03 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Well, you know folks, Ms. Karen Handel, now, Republican Congresswoman, Karen Handel, is a bit on the frumpy side and certainly not among the great orators of all time, but Ms. Handel is supreme in her dedication and devotion in never giving up on her dreams. Her life was not star studded...she and, only she, made it that way with great support from her husband, and those around her that discovered her talent and drive to become something that she was not handed by birth. Do you know who Karen Handel really is.....she is simply the true embodiment of the...
  • On Mueller investigation, Trump should fight fire with fire

    06/22/2017 8:45:39 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University, writes in American Greatness this week that the powers invested in Special Counsel Mueller to investigate "Russian hacking/collusion/obstruction poses grave dangers to our body politic and our liberty."  His advice to President Trump: Fight fire with fire.  Turn the law and the courts back on your opponents.  Trump is being investigated without any probable cause of a crime.  The Obama administration, in contrast, is a target-rich arena of criminal activity. It is unconstitutional to issue a search warrant when there has been no crime and there is no probable cause.  But that is...
  • After 4 Special Election Losses, Panic Is Setting In On The Left

    06/22/2017 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 121 replies
    vox.com ^ | Jun 22, 2017
    Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional election on Tuesday isn’t just a disappointment for liberals. It’s a bright red warning sign, a blaring siren that should alert Democrats everywhere that they will not take back Congress without a radical change in direction. It looked to some like the party could retake at least one branch in Congress in 2018 just by staying the course. “I don’t think Democrats want a new direction,” House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on CBS Face the Nation the week after the election. But since then, Democrats have lost four straight special elections in...
  • How far left can California's legislative Democrats go before Republicans benefit at the ballot box?

    06/22/2017 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | by George Skelton
    Democrats in the state Legislature are walking a tightrope, seemingly oblivious to potential danger. First, they raised gas taxes and vehicle fees. Then the Senate passed a ridiculously costly universal healthcare plan. Now, the Legislature is getting close to helping undocumented criminals avoid deportation. How far left can the majority party careen, even in deep blue California, before Republicans start benefiting at the ballot box? California voters only like state taxes that other people pay. A recent poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found that 58% of voters oppose the transportation funding plan. In contrast to the gas-tax...
  • If GA-06 Was a Referendum on Trump, Democrats Had Better Be Worried

    06/22/2017 2:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | June 21, 2017
    Last night’s election in GA-06 has been widely portrayed as a referendum on President Trump. If you do a Google search for GA-06 and “referendum on Trump” you will get over 1.1 million hits. For instance, there is this from the New York Times: High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it was dutifully and gleefully parroted by many self-described conservatives who have made #NeverTrump a lifestyle choice. The votes have been cast and if the GA-06 was a referendum on Trump and not simply a congressional race in which the winner was...
  • QUESTION: What Will Illinois Pension Recipients Do When Their Automatic Deposits Quit Coming ?

    06/22/2017 2:11:43 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 104 replies
    Many different sources | June 22, 2017
    Seriously, what will Illinois Pension Recipients Do when their "Checks" quit coming ? Really ! Read these news articles: Barron's on June 20, 2017 Illinois Financial Crisis Looks Ever More Dire June 20,2017 COMPTROLLER MENDOZA REACHES OUT TO STATE LEADERSHIP Fox News Politics June 20, 2017 Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe The Fiscal Times on June 12, 2017 Could Illinois Be the First State to Go Bankrupt? Business Insider on Jun. 13, 2017 Illinois is facing bankruptcy and a junk-bond level credit rating crisis Glenn "Think Tank" on Wednesday, Jun 21,...
  • Dem Congresswoman Blames Flint Stabbing by Man Yelling "Allahu Akhbar" on "Demonization"

    06/21/2017 4:39:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Asked to comment on the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint, Michigan airport by a man yelling "Allahu akbar," Democrat Rep. Debbie Dingell says "we've really got to do something about the demonization that's leading to these kind of incidences." Dingell's district includes Dearborn, the US city with the highest proportion of Arab-Americans.
  • Cummings: Why does Kushner still have a security clearance?

    06/21/2017 8:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 21, 2017 | Austin Wright
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, wants the White House to explain why senior adviser Jared Kushner still has a security clearance despite reports he failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials and businessmen. Cummings sent a letter signed by all the Democrats on his committee to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Wednesday requesting documents by July 5, including Kushner’s security clearance application and records of his contacts with Russians. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, omitted dozens of contacts with foreign leaders on his security clearance application, The New York...
  • Democrats: The Losing Party

    06/21/2017 6:46:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | June 21, 2017 | China Dickerson
    Republicans won special elections in Georgia and South Carolina, ending all talk of a referendum on Donald Trump's leadership. White men and women (and their allies) run the Democratic Party, including the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Yes, people who are 10 shades lighter than me run all of the committees. So are their consultants who receive big bucks to lose pivotal races like Tuesday’s special elections in Georgia and South Carolina. The races were supposed to be referendums on Donald Trump and his policies, but...
  • Congressional Black Caucus rejects invitation to meet with Trump

    06/21/2017 5:31:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Alemany
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has rejected the invitation to meet with President Trump for a follow up meeting at the White House, according to a letter released by the chair of the committee, Cedric Richmond, on Wednesday. Citing actions by the Trump administration "that will affirmatively hurt black communities," Richmond wrote that concerns discussed during a preliminary meeting with Mr. Trump on March 22nd "fell on deaf ears." "Given the lack of response to any of the many concerns we have raised with you and your administration, we decline your invitation for all 49 members of the Congressional Black...
  • Goodbye Reason, Hello Violence

    06/21/2017 9:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2017 | Bob Barr
    When Richard Spencer, a controversial figure of the “Alt-Right,” was punched in the face during a television interview earlier this year, the Left cheered the assault, and turned video of the attack into gleeful memes. “The only good thing that happened [at Donald Trump’s Inauguration] was when suit-owner and neo-Nazi Richard Spencer was socked in the head by the new masked hero of Gotham,” wrote Jordan Sargent at Billboard Music’s Spin.com. For a movement populated by pacifists and peaceniks, the Left’s justification of the violence against Spencer came surprisingly easy.Then, last Friday, when two protestors disrupted a disturbing production in...
  • Joy Behar: Using Trump as ‘Basis for Your Campaign’ Doesn’t Seem to Be Working for Democrats

    06/21/2017 1:20:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 21, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    A lot of the talk surrounding Jon Ossoff‘s loss last night has been about whether Democrats have a strong enough message that resonates beyond opposition to President Trump. The hosts of The View discussed this very issue this morning. Joy Behar in particular said that maybe Democrats don’t have that strong message: “The fact remains that since Donald Trump won the election… the Democrats have lost three elections. So if you’re using Donald Trump as your basis for your campaign, I don’t know if it’s working. I don’t think people are going towards the Democrats… and it’s a problem.” The...
  • The Real Lesson of Ossoff's Defeat is the Bay Area Can't Buy an Election

    06/21/2017 12:37:01 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 21, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The left is having a sad day after losing in Georgia despite the $23 million that was squandered to buy an election for a lefty rich kid from outside a Republican district. At the Washington Post, where democracy drowns in its own hateful saliva, the lesson is that Ossoff was just too "civil".   How do you get more civil than "Make Trump Furious"? And what better template is there for winning, what was supposed to be a stealth election in a basically Republican district than a lack of civility. Here's the actual lesson. The Bay Area poured a fortune into a special...
  • Progressives already thought Democrats were aimless. The election wipeout might prove their point

    06/21/2017 11:00:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Gregory Krieg
    The newly activated Democratic base -- the resistance! -- was tripping over itself for a fight. Their money arrived down South by the truckload. The Republican President's approval ratings are in the tank. And yet, another Election Day is gone, and Democrats are again asking where it all went wrong. By late Tuesday night, the answers were rolling in. Prominently mixed into this dog's breakfast of recriminations, mostly from the party's activist left, there is at least one recurring thread: Democrats do not have, either by omission or commission, a cohesive economic message. Operatives and consultants peddle tactics, electoral "paths"...