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  • Dear Lefty Media: Democrats are Still Unpopular in the Suburbs

    06/23/2017 9:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    Why is it that every time the Democrats suffer a defeat, the media rushes to their aid, giving us the “it’s merely a flesh wound!” prognosis, and telling us here’s how the GOP is actually going to have its clocked cleaned any minute now. Any minute. So it is with this well-written, well-researched, and wrong piece from Politico Magazine, titled: “The GOP’s Suburban Nightmare.” Giving credit where it’s due, this writer does his homework in attempting to craft a convincing argument that Trump’s poor(er than Reagan) showing in suburban America is a sign of the impending doom of the GOP...
  • Democrats don't have a policy problem. They have a marketing problem.

    06/23/2017 12:50:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Week ^ | June 22, 2017 | Paul Waldman
    Democrats continued their 2017 run of being unable to win special elections in strongly Republican districts on Tuesday. These results have led people to ask what the Democratic Party must change if it is to take back Congress (and eventually the White House). I have what may be the most cynical answer, but one that is unavoidable: What the Democrats need is better marketing. That's really about it. Just to be clear, I'm not saying that as a general principle Democrats should stop worrying about policy. I care a lot about policy, which is why I write a lot about...
  • 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...
  • Republican wins South Carolina special election

    06/20/2017 6:44:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 20, 2017 | Kevin Robillard
    Republican Ralph Norman has won South Carolina’s special House election to replace Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in Congress. Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a closer than expected race for South Carolina’s 5th Distrct on Tuesday night. Norman had 52 percent of the vote to Parnell’s 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race with 89 percent of precincts reporting. The DCCC’s money was aimed at turning out black voters, and much of the money went towards ads on African-American radio and canvassing in heavily black parts of the district. Other national Democrats, many with...
  • If a Trump Supporter Had Shot a Democratic Congressman

    06/20/2017 5:09:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot a Democratic congressman and other Democratic Washington officials? The answer is obvious. The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media and the Democratic Party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American life. It is not possible to understand the left -- and, therefore, the media and the current state of American life -- without understanding how the left uses and relies on hysteria. Hysteria is to the left as oxygen is to biological life. From the moment Donald Trump was elected president, America has been...
  • Scalise attack was 'to some degree self-inflicted' claims CBS's Scott Pelley

    06/19/2017 1:21:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | June 19, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    Thursday evening, CBS's Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network's Evening News anchor the following evening, told viewers that "It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted." It's clear from Pelley's subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements are "Yes." It's equally clear from the examples he supplied as support that he sees (or wants viewers to see) the problem as predominantly about the conduct of those on the right. Transcript below: It's time to ask whether the attack on the United...
  • Has Democrat Jihad Started?

    06/19/2017 12:23:49 PM PDT · by arrogantsob · 14 replies
    6/19/2017 | arrogantsob
    Over the past two years we have watched the level of violence perpetrated by the Left grow and grow. During Trump's campaign there were scores (or more) of attacks on his rallies. Hundreds of his followers were injured by these terrorist attacks. That is what they were. Now after months of Democratmedia hysteria attempting to remove the legitimate winner of the last race, we have seen our first actual shooting and attempted murder. Anyone with any integrity would have to admit on examining this case, that the shooter must have been radicalized by these incessant smearing of the President. How...
  • Hillary secretly gave the nod to plan to publish Congress members’ private emails

    10/12/2016 8:46:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    BPZbizpacreview.com ^ | // | Michael Dorstewitz
    Although Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may mot be happy with WikiLeaks’ release of emails coming from her and her staff, that doesn’t mean that she isn’t above doing the same thing herself. But unlike Julian Assange‘s group, she just doesn’t want her name associated with it. Newly-released Clinton emails confirm that the former secretary of state approved a plan in early 2015, shortly after her own email scandal broke, to fight fire with fire by publishing Republican lawmakers’ rejections of Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] requests for their own private emails. Although State Department emails are subject to FOIA...
  • Impeaching Trump is a heavy lift

    06/17/2017 4:57:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Brookings ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jonathan Rauch·
    Suppose most Americans were to conclude that President Trump is unfit for office. How long would it take to remove him? If President Nixon’s example provides any guidance, the answer is: a long time—if ever.(GRAPH-AT-LINK) Consider the first chart, which shows Nixon’s approval ratings throughout his truncated second term, and also Trump’s approval ratings so far. (All of the approval numbers cited here are from Gallup’s Presidential Job Approval Center.) Nixon’s second-term approval started strong, in the high sixties, but plummeted as Watergate revelations emerged. By the time the Senate Watergate hearings began, in May of 1973, his ratings were...
  • Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson had list of Republican lawmakers' names

    06/16/2017 7:35:23 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus: Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).
  • Pollsters miss mark again on Trump voters in Virginia Republican governor’s primary

    06/17/2017 2:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
    Pollsters had major trouble spotting the surge of support for Corey Stewart in Virginia’s Republican governor’s primary this week, suggesting they still can’t figure out how to successfully survey Trump supporters. Mr. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and onetime Trump campaign chairman in Virginia, ran as the Trump figure in the race, pursuing an anti-establishment message that centered around a tough approach to illegal immigration. Polling — which was strikingly infrequent — showed Mr. Stewart failing to crack 20 percent support, trailing Ed Gillespie, the putative front-runner, by as much as 27 percent. In the...
  • Will Inland congressional districts swing Democratic in 2018? Not according to experts (Calif.)

    06/17/2017 2:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Redlands Daily Facts ^ | June 17, 2017 | Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
    To talk about the 2018 elections is to hear of a possible Donald Trump backlash carrying Democrats to a House of Representatives majority. While Democrats hope that blue wave washes over Republican districts in Orange County, it’s not yet forecast to reach the Inland Empire, even though the traditionally Republican region has turned purple. “In a remote scenario, we’d have to be talking about a tsunami,” said David Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, which studies and handicaps congressional races. With Trump’s popularity at record lows and the party outside the White House typically gaining seats in mid-term elections,...
  • Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

    06/17/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mark Sommerhauser
    BELOIT — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s Interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Walker also said an impasse over the state’s next transportation budget risks costly delays to billion-dollar highway projects now under construction. That includes a $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 39-90 from the Madison area to the Illinois state line. The Interstate formed the backdrop for Walker’s remarks in a press conference at a Beloit rest stop. Republicans who control the state Assembly have proposed seeking federal approval to...
  • Did anyone else hear Rush just now?

    06/16/2017 11:59:09 AM PDT · by bboop · 160 replies
    self - Rush ^ | June 16, 2017 | self
    Did anyone else hear Rush just now? He was talking about the Wienie Republicans in Congress - why aren't they fighting to protect Trump? Someone told him that they were sure that Trump will be impeached, and they are waiting for Pence. They don't want to line up with Trump and then be black-listed.
  • Within the passing of a single day: From Shooting on the Interstate to Baseball Practice Shooting

    06/16/2017 3:56:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/17 | Judi McLeod
    American motorists take note: Shots were fired at a truck displaying a “Make America Great Again ‘ flag First it was a hate-crazed, anti-Trump, Bernie Sanders supporter shooting and critically wounding House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise and injuring four others at a baseball practice. The day before, at 4 p.m. EST, Tuesday it was a truck driver taking shots at a vehicle displaying an American flag and a ‘Make America Great Again’ flag.
  • ‘Hunt’ Republicans, says Union County Democrat in response to shooting

    06/15/2017 5:26:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 188 replies
    NJ101.5 ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sergio Bichao
    RAHWAY — A longtime Democratic operative from Union County has responded to the Wednesday shooting of a congressman by calling for a “hunt” of Republicans. James Devine posted several messages on Facebook and Twitter following the Alexandra, Virginia, shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and several others by a gunman with a history of violence and of making online rantings against Republican officials and their policies.
  • Liberals Must Take Responsibility For Their Obsessive Violent Rhetoric Against Republicans

    06/15/2017 11:52:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    It is hard to believe that no civility exists in American politics, or that the hateful and violent rhetoric of the left has led to blood shed in our Country. We have grown so weary of nonstop lies and stalking of President Trump by Liberals, who lost the 2016 Election. In truth, they have become outlaws in our government, who are trying to overthrow a Presidency elected by We The People. Is this not called treason? 18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving...
  • Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Latest In Pattern Of Violence Against Republicans

    06/15/2017 11:15:40 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:56 AM 06/14/2017 | PETER HASSON Associate Editor
    The shooting at a congressional GOP baseball practice is just the latest in an escalating pattern of violence and intimidation against Republicans. James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on GOP lawmakers and staffers with a rifle on Wednesday morning as they prepared for the annual summer baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. The shooter wounded several victims, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams, before heroically being taken down by Capitol Police. If not for the attendance of Scalise — whose leadership position comes with a security detail — “it would have been a...
  • Journal Times editorial: The time for toll roads has arrived in Wisconsin

    06/15/2017 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Journal Times ^ | May 30, 2017 | The Journal Times Editorial Board
    Now that the long Memorial Day holiday is over and legislators and the governor have returned from their road trips, we hope they have a better sense of the condition of highways around the state and a renewed sense of urgency on the need for upgrades and repairs. The first order of business, it would seem to us, is to come to some agreement on a state transportation budget for the next two years. Hopefully, hopefully, when that is done they will also take a longer-term view of Wisconsin’s highway construction needs and how best they should be met —...
  • If the ball field shooter had been a Trump supporter shooting at Democrats?

    06/14/2017 10:53:42 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 47 replies
    The media would have exploded, immediately declaring it was Trump's rhetoric, his talk of violence and division that was the driving force behind the shooter and others like him. The big media attacks on Trump would go on for weeks if not the duration of Trump's presidency.