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  • Republicans fear deep losses in 2018 elections

    12/13/2017 6:13:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 203 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2017 | Reid Wilson
    After years of strong gains in states across the country, Republicans now fear they stand to lose hundreds of state legislative seats in next year’s midterm elections if there is a significant voter backlash against President Trump. Any losses would come at the worst time: Just ahead of the redistricting process that begins with the 2020 census.
  • Mitch McConnell Is The Reason Doug Jones Is A Senator

    12/13/2017 3:29:33 AM PST · by x1stcav · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/12/17 | Jordan Gehrke
    While Mitch McConnell and his allies will try to blame conservatives for nominating Roy Moore, it’s important to remember that McConnell is the main reason Roy Moore was nominated. The moment it was clear there would be a Special Election to replace Jeff Sessions, McConnell and his PAC, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) declared they would back Luther Strange and vowed to spend millions on his behalf. Strange was a flawed candidate from the jump. The circumstances around his appointment by scandal-ridden Governor Robert Bentley were sketchy at best, and rightly or wrongly, voters just never trusted him. Looking back, an...
  • MARK LEVIN: Congratulations to Mitch McConnell!

    12/12/2017 11:00:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 12/13/2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin Congratulations to Mitch McConnell! 2 HOURS AGO · PUBLIC You beat Mo Brooks with millions in dishonest ads during the GOP primary because Brooks pledged to vote against you for majority leader. Then you helped Doug Jones in the general election well before the Washington Post story on Roy Moore was published. You didn't get your guy so you sabotaged the process.
  • McConnell: Hope Moore Is Prepared For His Ethics Probe

    12/06/2017 5:55:34 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 63 replies ^ | December 6, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Hopefully Senate Republicans will be prepared for it, too. This leftover from yesterday will take on additional importance if Al Franken resigns tomorrow. Democrats clean up their messes while Republicans get theirs elected will be the cry from the media, ignoring their 25-year record of covering for Bill Clinton’s sexual predation and their efforts to get him back in the White House via Hillary. But still, that doesn’t mean Republicans won’t have to answer for Moore, and that the need will become more acute if Franken hits the bricks: The Senate Ethics Committee will immediately launch an investigation into allegations...
  • Judge Moore

    12/06/2017 4:18:34 PM PST · by huckfillary · 41 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | December 6, 2017 | Artful Dilettante
    Mitch McConnell today warned Judge Moore that he will face an Ethics Committee grilling upon his arrival in the Senate. I have news for you Mitch. Judge Moore will destroy you and your parasitic Swamp suck-ups. He has iron balls. The Swamp is occupied by bullies and snowflakes. The only thing standing between bullies and snowflakes is a courageous person of virtue. He will humble you, crush his enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.
  • The Senate grilling Roy Moore will face 'immediately' if he wins

    12/06/2017 1:14:21 PM PST · by ColdOne · 115 replies ^ | 12/6/17 | David M. Drucker
    The probe, likely to be rigorous, would be carried out behind closed doors by the Senate Ethics Committee's professional, nonpartisan staff. It could take months, and might come up empty or conclude with an "admonishment" — essentially a slap on the wrist. The committee could also recommend that the full Senate vote on a motion to "censure" Moore or expel him from Congress. “If he were to be elected, he would immediately have an issue with the Ethics Committee that they would take up,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Tuesday during a Capitol Hill news conference.
  • McConnell Flip-Flops: On Second Thought, It’s Up To Alabama Voters To Decide on Roy Moore

    12/04/2017 7:00:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2017 | AllahPundit
    Why, it was just three short weeks ago, in the first flush of reaction to WaPo’s initial scandal story about Moore, that McConnell dropped this bomb on him: Full Q&A w/ @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell RE: Roy Moore. Answers 4 questions capped w/ quote "I believe the women, yes." @WHAS11 @rickklein @ABC— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) November 13, 2017 Three weeks later, a duly chastened Mitch the Knife puts his dagger away: Asked by @GStephanopoulos if he believes Roy Moore should be in the Senate, @SenateMajLdr says, “I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call.” #ThisWeek...
  • McConnell: No government shutdown this week over immigration

    12/03/2017 4:01:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2017 2:16 PM EST | Hope Yen
    Testing the resolve of Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, describing it as a “non-emergency” to be addressed next year. “There’s not going to be a government shutdown. It’s just not going to happen,” said McConnell, R-Ky. House GOP leaders unveiled a short-term plan over the weekend to avert a shutdown and keep the government open through Dec. 22. The measure would buy time for bipartisan talks on a bigger budget agreement that would give the Pentagon...
  • How McConnell kept Republicans in line to win Senate tax bill

    12/02/2017 10:06:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2017 | Susan Cornwell and David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like “a bunch of free range chickens", said Republican Senator John Kennedy. "Everybody was upset, tired, mad, people drawing lines in the dirt." Not this time. Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of his party's Senate leadership brought party members into line this week and finally won passage of a sweeping tax overhaul early on Saturday. Late arm-twisting and deal-sweeteners for wavering lawmakers allowed them to push through legislation that aims to slash corporate taxes and cut personal taxes.
  • Trump, next to empty chairs, tears into Dems for skipping meeting

    11/28/2017 4:12:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies
    Trump, next to empty chairs, tears into Dems for skipping meeting By Jordan Fabian - 11/28/17 04:06 PM EST President Trump tore into Democratic leaders on Tuesday for skipping a legislative strategy session at the White House. Trump said he is “not surprised” that Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) decided not to attend, accusing them of being “all talk” and “no action.” “Now it’s even worse. Now it’s not even talk. Now they’re not even showing up to the meeting,” Trump said. The president spoke at the White House, flanked by two...
  • Mitch McConnell & Cronies Continue To Stall Trump Tax Cuts & Defend Obamacare

    11/27/2017 11:59:46 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | November 27, 2017 | DCWhispers
    They have no intention of giving Donald Trump a clear victory even if said victory would be of great benefit to the American Middle Class. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow GOP Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, among others, are creating further dissention in the hopes of stalling or even halting the proposed tax cuts legislation altogether. McConnell is presently calling the process “challenging” while Corker and Flake are claiming to have concerns over the tax cuts worsening the deficit. That claim is especially astounding from Senator Corker given he was only too happy to allow former...
  • Vanity - McConnell versus Moore & Tax Cuts/Reform.

    11/26/2017 7:16:38 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    Folks...make no mistake about it. The Senate race in Alabama has little to do with McConnell, "Fake News" sex accusations and much more to do with Mitch McConnell trying to continue his efforts to defeat and destroy Judge Roy Moore. McConnell previously spent over Thirty Million dollars to assist Luther Strange in defeating Judge Roy Moore in a runoff election earlier this year. McConnell failed miserably, as Moore wiped up the floor with Luther Strange. Now.....The Trump Hater, Mitch McConnell is trying again, this time aiding and abetting a Democrat, Obamabot/Clinton, Communist, Doug Jones to defeat Moore in the upcoming...
  • Vanity - McConnell/RINOs take on Roy Moore & nix tax cut/reform legislation.

    11/24/2017 4:55:58 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 22 replies
    Lookie, Lookie, Republican Senate Majority Leader has more interest in destroying Alabama, Judge Roy Moore with fake news sex accusations, then he does concerning the "Trump/House" tax cut & reform legislation, that McConnell has now allowed to become stalled with his cohorts, McCain, Collins, Murkowsky, Corker, Flake, etc. Sad to say I now predict with heavy heart that McConnell will stand by as the Tax Legislation flushes down the toilet...dead-on-arrival. Democrat, Chuck Schumer will be overjoyed!!! Let me state that Judge Roy Moore will overwhelmingly win the Senate seat election in closed. Instead of wasting his time and energy...
  • Al Franken says he ‘crossed a line’ while hugging women

    11/23/2017 10:42:02 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | 7:42pm | David K. Li
    Sen. Al Franken apologized on Thursday amid allegations that the Minnesota Democrat had groped women at campaign events— admitting that he “crossed a line” in some instances when embracing constituents. The Minnesota Democrat, accused by four women of creepily touching them, issued his most detailed statement yet in explaining how he made such unwanted contact. “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations. I’m a warm person; I hug people,” according to Franken. “I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some...
  • Roy Moore calls for McConnell to resign: He didn't learn his lesson when AL rejected his candidate

    11/21/2017 3:01:36 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 11/21/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    Roy Moore called for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to resign as Senate majority leader on Tuesday and asked his supporters to share the call if they agree. "Mitch McConnell apparently didn't learn his lesson during the primary or run-off when Republicans across Alabama categorically REJECTED his hand-picked candidate. Senator McConnell should resign from his position as majority leader. RT if you agree! #ALSen," Moore tweeted. McConnell called for Moore to step down as the Republican candidate in the Alabama special election for a vacant U.S. Senate seat following the allegations from multiple women that Moore pursued sexual relationships with them...
  • Bannon: The ‘Grassroots Deplorables’ Are Going To Run McConnell Out of Office

    11/19/2017 12:06:19 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on the “Cats Roundtable” radio show on AM 970 in New York City, former White House chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon said Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his “cronies” would be run out of office by what he called “the grassroots deplorables.” Bannon said, “Now that he’s afraid, now that he sees that the grassroots movement – whether it’s in Alabama or Arizona or Tennessee or Mississippi – is going to replace his cronies like Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, now he’s scared, and now he’s trying to move more federal judges through the...
  • REPORT: Mitch McConnell Camp Planted Roy Moore Story To Clear Path For Trump Impeachment Attempt

    11/19/2017 6:59:00 AM PST · by drewh · 164 replies
    What a disgusting cesspool of self-serving corruption is the nation’s capital and no better example of that can be found today than Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell who, according to longtime political activist, Ned Ryun, was a primary source of the anti-Roy Moore stories that are now attempting to sway the upcoming Alabama special election and help clear the path for a Trump impeachment attempt in 2018. “…I strongly suspect it’s a very short list of people, all who are associated with Mitch McConnell – whether it’s Josh Holmes, whether it’s Karl Rove, might even be Steven Law – I...
  • Vanity - McConnell Backbone as Moore rebounds, big time in Alabama.

    11/19/2017 4:53:11 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Well.... it appears that Gloria Allred, true to her past form has given Judge, Roy Moore a "hand-up", rather then a "take-down". Without tons of blather, Mitch McConnell is in deep political trouble for his mouthing off, insulting every voter in the great state of Alabama. The end result of the McConnell, Bannon, Breitbart, Moore gig has yet to be determined, looks like Roy Moore is alive, well and now winning in Alabama. Bottom line: McConnell is on life support. He has one card left to play....and, if he is smart...he will play it immediately in the Senate. or...
  • Vanity-McConnell & Establishment RINOs go quiet on Judge Roy Moore.

    11/18/2017 6:46:11 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 82 replies
    Have you all noticed Mitch McConnell has gone silent (silence is golden) and has "snake" slipped into the Republican Establishment RINO, closet, so as to be out-of-sight, out-of-mind, these days, as Judge Roy Moore comes roaring back with money, determination and strong fight to remain in and win the political race for USA Senate in Alabama. You all do know that if, Judge, Roy Moore wins this special election on 12/12/2017 in Alabama....Mitch McConnell and his brood of Trump Hater RINOs turn into dead political fish, immediately..Alabama voters "ALL", regardless of political party,....cast your votes for Judge, Roy Moore on...
  • Ned Ryun on Moore: ‘I ...Suspect Somebody out of the McConnell Camp Planted the Story’

    11/17/2017 6:37:19 PM PST · by smileyface · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | John Hayward
    American Majority founder Ned Ryun talked about Roy Moore and the Alabama Senate race with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon and SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, broadcast live from the Restoration Weekend event. Bannon asked Ryun about celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred’s involvement in the Roy Moore case, representing a woman who accuses Moore of assaulting her in 1977 when she was 16 years old. Ryan said Allred is “basically a human vulture when you look back at some of the things she’s been involved in.”