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  • The Can't-Do Republicans

    04/26/2018 9:52:25 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 27 April 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Back in '92, the late Paul Weyrich and I held a press conference during the Republican National Convention to make two announcements. First, we were endorsing George Bush 41's re-election. Second, we'd just made the most meaningless endorsement in history. He had so thoroughly bungled his first term that there was nothing to be done to save him. And we were right. The Republicans are now facing the same future in November. At this point, they will certainly lose the House and quite possibly the Senate. Worse, they've so botched their opportunity that only they can save themselves now. Their...
  • President Trump Announces Thirteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees and Seventh Wave Marshal Nominees

    04/26/2018 2:14:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Today President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate a thirteenth wave of judicial nominees and seventh wave of United States Marshal nominees as follows:
  • Shock Poll: Travis Allen and John Cox Pass Antonio Villaraigosa in CA Governor’s Race

    04/26/2018 6:27:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/26/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Two Republicans, businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), have now passed former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the race for California governor, according to a new poll. Cox has 18 percent of likely voters and Allen has 16 percent, according to the University of California Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Poll, as reported by the Fresno Bee. Villaraigosa is a distant fourth, at just 9 percent. All trail Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who is at 30 percent. But Villaraigosa’s fall is stunning. He had 17 percent of likely voters in December, according to the poll. But...
  • Feehery: The problem with the Dem wave theory

    04/26/2018 5:17:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/23/2018 | John Feehery
    Money, message and ultimately the map, in equal measures. That’s what wins political campaigns. You can’t win modern campaign without money. It’s necessary to pay professional campaign staff, to mobilize voters, to run advertisements, to get your message out. But money by itself is not enough. Just ask President Phil Gramm or President Jeb Bush. You need to have the right message to fit the right time. You can have great qualifications and a huge Rolodex, but if you can’t articulate simply and effectively what you want to do once you gain the political office you seek, you won’t win....
  • Democrats just flipped a state Assembly district in New York (40 Yr GOP seat)

    04/25/2018 4:20:28 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 75 replies
    Vox ^ | April 24, 2018 | Matthew Yglesias
    In a Tuesday night special election race on Long Island, Democrats flipped a long-Republican State Assembly district to mark their 40th Trump-era takeover of a GOP-held seat. The seat had been held by a Republican since 1978. The New York State Assembly is firmly in Democratic hands, and control of the New York state Senate is caught up in intra-caucus weirdness, so the flip has no particular concrete result. But it does serve as a further sign of the strong wind at Democrats’ backs downballot in the Trump era, with their candidate Steve Stern running 11 points ahead of Hillary...
  • Arizona Special Election TODAY (Freepers GO VOTE!)

    04/24/2018 10:09:31 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 57 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 4/24/2018 | NY Slimes
    Tuesday’s special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, in the conservative suburbs outside Phoenix, may reveal the depth of Republicans’ political challenges in 2018. Debbie Lesko, the party’s nominee and a former state senator, is favored to win over Hiral Tipirneni, a Democrat and emergency room doctor, in a district that supported President Trump in 2016 by more than 20 points.
  • A slew of absurd press stories about voters supposedly walking away from President Trump

    04/24/2018 8:05:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2018 | Jack Hellner
    Lately we have been seeing lots of stories about how voters who supported President Trump are moving away from supporting Republicans because of Trump’s policies and that they are going to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections. Isn’t it amazing that as Trump’s approval ratings gradually go up, we get these stories of Republicans running away? A huge majority of the journalists writing these stories don’t like Republicans or Republican policies and the purpose of the stories is to push Republicans to change their votes instead of inform. The latest theme is Republicans are going to lose big...
  • Gallup: Tax Cut Not Moving the November Needle

    04/24/2018 5:34:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/23/2018 | Neil Munro
    A Gallup poll shows a very mixed reaction by Americans to the GOP tax cut, creating another November problem for the establishment wing of the GOP. “Republicans have been increasingly more positive about their federal income taxes since [President Donald] Trump took office last year … [but] independents’ and Democrats’ views have not changed much,” Gallup reported April 16 about its survey of 1,015 adults, which was conducted early April. That’s bad news for the GOP leadership, which is hoping that the tax benefits will spike turnout by GOP voters, help with independents and mute Democratic opposition. Without strong voter...
  • Former Sen. Tom Coburn endorses Mike Braun in Indiana Senate race

    04/23/2018 4:17:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 4/23/18 | Sally Persons
    Former Sen. Tom Coburn endorsed Republican candidate Mike Braun on Monday in the Indiana Senate race. “Like myself, Mike is a social & fiscal conservative who supports term limits,” Mr. Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, said in a statement. “As a successful businessman, Mike brings the very knowledge and background that is badly needed in our U.S. Senate today.” Mr. Coburn was known in the Senate as a budget hawk and published a yearly “Wastebook” to show some of the more ridiculous examples of government spending. He also made term limits his major policy initiative both while he served in office and...
  • Little-known Mike Kennedy to take on Mitt Romney in Utah GOP primary

    04/23/2018 2:25:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 4/23/18 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney will again face a Kennedy in an election with a U.S. Senate seat on the line. Not one of those Kennedys. (Romney lost to Ted Kennedy in the 1994 Senate race in Massachusetts.) This is Mike Kennedy, a conservative state legislator from Alpine who outgunned Romney at the Utah Republican Party's state convention over the weekend, getting himself into a primary election June 26. Romney had already qualified for the ballot through signature gathering. But who is this guy? In short, Kennedy is a married father of eight children who works as a family...
  • Editorial: Dems prove sore losers

    04/23/2018 6:59:25 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 39 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-23-2018 | Herald Staff
    Who said the Democratic Party is out of ideas? After failing to raise any significant money with the wall-to-wall hysterical coverage networks like CNN have afforded Dems, they are moving their efforts over to Court TV. And so the Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Trump’s campaign, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, the Russian Federation, Wikileaks and others. The gist of the action is that Team Trump had worked with dark cronies like Russian oligarchs, WikiLeaks, Cambridge Analytica, et al. to steal the election.
  • Mitt Romney Fails (abbreviated headline)

    04/22/2018 4:21:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 4/21/18
    Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah at convention, must compete in primary.
  • Mitt Romney says he’d eliminate Obamacare, oppose massive spending packages (just like McCain did!)

    04/22/2018 4:06:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    The ^ | 4/21/18 | Teri Webster
    Mitt Romney criticized Republican lawmakers Saturday and said he would lead an effort to repeal Obamacare and block massive spending bills if he is elected to the U.S. Senate in November.
  • Not the Rominee: Mitt Romney 2nd at Utah GOP Convention, Must Face Senate Primary

    04/22/2018 3:36:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 4/22/18 | Joel Pollack
    Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney finished second at the Utah Republican Convention on Saturday behind State Rep. Mike Kennedy (R-Alpine). Romney and Kennedy will now face each other in a primary election, because neither Romney (49.12%) nor Kennedy (50.88%) reached the 60% threshold necessary to secure the party’s nomination automatically.
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    04/21/2018 4:21:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 32. The Senate confirmed son other waiting nominees but no judges. Supposedly, McConnell is going to begin to grind through the backlog that Grassley has sent to the floor. But I'll believe it when I see it. I've been doing these weekly posts since late summer and have seen McConnell's pattern: an an intentional slow slog since ALL the nominees are conservative. If they were moderate-liberal, BY GOD we'd see the Senate move, with record numbers. The record is clear: Only three judges confirmed since March 6th and three day work...
  • Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks

    04/20/2018 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Raebie · 177 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2018 | Washington Post
    The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump. The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there. “During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and...
  • CNN’s Year-Long-Get-Trump Project Explodes in Two Sound Bites

    04/20/2018 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | April 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, the Comey memos regarding Trump and Flynn, do you know what they really reveal? They reveal that Trump had a lot of reservations about Flynn’s judgment. It wasn’t just related to the phone call he had with the Russian ambassador who went to lunch all the time, Sergey Kislyak. According to Comey’s memos, Trump’s reservations about Flynn were numerous, and they were related to his judgment. Trump was not confident of it. Now, case you’re asking, no, there were no Comey memos ever of any of his meetings or time spent with President Obama. You might...
  • Collusion, Anyone? (brilliant piece by Michael Barone)

    04/20/2018 3:07:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 4/20/18 | Michael Barone
    As the likelihood that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of collusion seems headed upward toward certainty. The Russia collusion charge had some initial credibility because of businessman Donald Trump's dealings in Russia and candidate Trump's off-putting praise of Vladimir Putin. It was fueled by breathless media coverage of such trivial events as Jeff Sessions' conversation with the Russian ambassador at a Washington reception -- and, of course, by the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel. But Mueller's prosecutions of Trump campaign operatives were...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee clears six Trump judicial picks, including three for circuit courts

    04/19/2018 2:28:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 4/19/18 | Alex Swoyer
    he Senate Judiciary Committee approved six of President Trump’s judicial nominees on Thursday, adding to more than two dozen federal bench picks who were already awaiting confirmation votes by the full Senate. John B. Nalbandian, nominated for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was voted out of committee on straight party lines, with every Democrat opposing him. But two picks for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael Y. Scudder and Amy J. St. Eve, had unanimous support. During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Nalbandian said the Supreme Court correctly decided to legalize interracial marriage and desegregate schools, but...
  • Why a populace should always be armed

    04/19/2018 6:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | Bill Federer
    The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison wrote (“Letters & Writings of...