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  • Young Republicans doing ROBO calls asking for donations in Charlotte NC.

    12/15/2017 8:06:40 AM PST · by tired&retired · 3 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Had several ROBO calls over the past two days from 704-935-5630, Kannapolis, NC identifying themselves as Young Republicans. They were soliciting donations. This is an exchange in the Charlotte NC area. I do not live near there. I think it was a scam as the woman was very rude on the phone as I explained that after Alabama I only give directly to the candidate, not to the Party. Is this even legal?
  • 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.
  • DNC Member: There's 'Less Funny Business' at the RNC

    12/12/2017 6:28:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    The DNC Unity Commission is going about as well as last year's unity tour. Tom Perez took over as Democratic National Committee chair in February and hoped to bring the wings of the party together, hoping to prove that Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters can get along. Instead, he was met with boos and heckles by frustrated liberals who believe the DNC rigged the primary for Hillary. That theory got plenty of traction from Donna Brazile's bombshell of a book. Failing to hold a fair election is bad enough, but according to one outspoken Democrat at the DNC...
  • Franken Persecuted by Democrats semi-satire]

    12/11/2017 9:40:06 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    Despite asserting “I’ve done nothing wrong” and expressing confidence that he would have been cleared of wrongdoing by a Senate Ethics Committee investigation, Sen Al Franken (D-Minn) announced that he would be resigning his seat “in the next few weeks.” Franken, pressured by dozens of his fellow Democrats to “resign for the good of the Party,” complained about “the double standard in our society that lets Donald Trump get away with boasting about groping women, but hangs me because I actually took the initiative to interact with these women. As Trump said on the Access Hollywood tape ‘women let you...
  • Democrats still won’t make a home for anti-Trump Republicans

    12/10/2017 10:12:06 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2017 | Karol Markowicz
    With the Republican National Committee resuming funding to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, some Republican voters are once again asking themselves: “Where do we go now?” These voters have felt adrift throughout the two years since Donald Trump began his quest for the presidency. With Moore being accused of sexually targeting underage girls, and with video surfacing last week of him agreeing with Vladimir Putin that the United States is “the modern evil” in the world, some longtime GOP voters are feeling more lost than ever. That’s in part because, rather than make a play for these politically homeless voters, Democrats...
  • Left-Wing Prosecutorial Crusaders Spied on Wisconsin Republicans, Defied Court Orders

    12/08/2017 9:44:42 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Guy Benson
    the Left engaged in gross abuses of criminal law to intimidate, harass and silence conservatives in the state. The specifics were chilling -- from pre-dawn raids on political activists' homes, to stifling gag orders preventing them from saying a peep about what was happening to them, all in pursuit of criminalizing and punishing the Badger State conservative movement. Eventually, one target violated his gag order and blew the whistle on the whole operation, eventually leading to investigations of the investigations, and multiple courts shutting down the witch hunts with extreme prejudice. ... ruthless the Left had become in its efforts...
  • Franken’s resignation shows that only 1 of our 2 great parties has any integrity(hurl alert)

    12/07/2017 4:46:30 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7th 2017 | Paul Waldman
    Al Franken announced his resignation on the floor of the Senate today, a development that makes abundantly clear that the Democratic and Republican parties have never been more different in modern American history than they are right at this moment. Franken’s speech started off on a surprisingly defiant note, going much farther than he had up until this point in asserting that the charges made against him are not true. But that only reinforces the point I’m making about the two parties, as I’ll explain in a moment: “Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward...
  • Politicians Are Selective About When Debt and Deficits Matter

    12/06/2017 7:00:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    If you're a normal person who pays attention to politics, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Washington can't decide whether deficits are bad or not. Well, I have one easy trick that will help you make sense of it all. In Washington, when you hear people complain that this or that piece of legislation will "explode" the deficit, what they are really telling you is that they don't like the legislation. It's really that simple. Good legislation, like good food, movies, novels and pretty much everything else except for dogs (they're all good), is in the eye of the beholder....
  • Poll: 31% of Republicans want a different presidential nominee in 2020

    12/05/2017 4:05:07 PM PST · by Hadean · 84 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Carrie Dann
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump continues to enjoy robust support within the Republican Party, but about a third of his own political partisans still say they would prefer a different Republican at the top of the ticket in 2020, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute. Three in ten Republicans — 31 percent — say that they’d like to see a different GOP nominee in the next presidential election, while 63 percent say they’re happy with the current president running for reelection as the party’s standard-bearer. While Trump’s support for reelection is solid among those who...
  • Reality Check: The Facts vs. the Left's Top Two Lies About Tax Reform

    11/30/2017 3:43:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In the interest of intellectual honesty and transparency, let's begin with a few important concessions to skeptics of the GOP tax reform bill: First, not every single American would be a winner under the plan.  A small percentage of US taxpayers would see a tax increase (disproportionately, these would be higher-income itemizers from high-tax states), and a number of deductions that help certain people with heavy medical expenses and student loan debt would be eliminated (proponents say much or all of the resulting blow would be mitigated by lower rates and a doubled standard deduction).  Second, among the "losers" would...
  • WATCH: Moore Accusers Have Ties To Drug Dealers & Washington Post

    11/28/2017 11:39:17 PM PST · by Enchante · 16 replies
    One America News ^ | November 28, 2017 | Staff
    Just 2 weeks ahead of the Alabama Senate race, One America News uncovers shocking ties between Roy Moore accusers and a major news organization. One America’s Pearson Sharp has the exclusive report and reveals how one woman’s ties to drug dealers throws her whole story into question.
  • Trump Announces: 'The Tax Cut Bill Is Coming Along Very Well'

    11/28/2017 3:30:06 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-28-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Although people increasingly suspect that President Trump's tax cuts aren't going to happen — ever — the president himself still has faith in his team and fellow Republicans to get it done: [Tweet by President Trump] Republicans have been working on these cuts for months, but so far all their efforts have been to no avail. One of the main reasons for the delay is that libertarian-leaning conservatives like Senator Rand Paul couldn't support the original plan because it would do nothing for the middle class — and could potentially even raise their burden. Trump was reportedly angry when he...
  • Dem lead in generic ballot polls worries GOP

    11/26/2017 5:41:46 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2017 | John Kamisar
    Republicans head into the holiday season with a daunting number hanging over their heads - 10.7 percent. Democrats lead their Republican rivals by 10.7 percent on the generic congressional ballot, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics average of available polling data. That mark is the highest the RCP's average has gone since just before the 2010 elections, where Republicans netted 63 House seats. It's a gloomy sign for Republicans, and one that dovetails with President Trump's sagging approval rating to boost Democratic optimism about taking the House and raises questions about whether Republicans will be able to take advantage of Democratic weakness on the Senate map. "It's always stupid to make firm predictions in anything,...
  • GOP Tax Bill Gives Jersey Dem Pause [semi-satire]

    11/25/2017 9:32:59 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    A provision in the Republican tax reform that would eliminate the itemized deduction for state and local income taxes has prompted New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) to reconsider his Party’s plan to raise the state income tax rate to 10.75 percent. “While the new rate would only apply to those in the highest tax bracket the loss of the opportunity to deduct the taxes they pay to New Jersey from their federal tax liability could have significant negative impacts on the state,” Sweeney warned. “Without these federal deductions for state taxes the full burden for state spending...
  • One Night in Florida (a liberal Canadian finally gets it - kinda)

    11/24/2017 6:05:47 PM PST · by mkleesma · 87 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 11/22/17 | JEAN BLACKLOCK
    It's been over a year since the American election and what we hear in Canada coming from our old neighbour to the South is a thrum of discontent, not really about any single issue (they change so fast), more like baleful glaring across a great divide on everything. Some days, we read news from the United States and congratulate ourselves on our tolerance and inclusiveness, on our Prime Minister's socks, on our acting in a way that the States doesn't seem to know how to do. But mostly, it feels as if we've lost something that we didn't know we...
  • Update on Sexual Allegations Sweeping the Country [semi-satire]

    11/18/2017 1:57:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    The rising tide of allegations of sexual harassment that swept through Hollywood is now inundating politics and moistening persons of varying ideological proclivities. So far, eight women have accused Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore of sexually inappropriate behavior dating back several decades. The most serious accusation alleging attempted rape was made by Beverly Young Nelson. The veracity of this allegation was cast into some doubt by Nelson's own lawyer—Gloria Allred—who refused to attest to the validity of the signed high school yearbook offered in support of Nelson's claim. As she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer "I haven't asked my client...
  • GOP Leaders Who Threw Fellow Republican Moore to the Wolves Stay Silent on Dem Franken

    11/18/2017 9:33:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 17, 2017 | Ian Mason
    Eminent Republicans like 2012 Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Corey Gardner lined up to condemn Judge Roy Moore. Very few are doing the same to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. Judge Moore, never a favorite among national Republicans, nonetheless appeared to have made a quiet truce with establishment leaders after roundly defeating their preferred Senate nominee, Luther Strange, in the September primary. All that came apart with the advent of sexual misconduct allegations against Moore, despite his consistent and emphatic denials and the lack of any conclusive evidence for any of the accusers’ stories. Franken, by...
  • Will Political Setbacks Unite the Republican Party?

    11/17/2017 5:06:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Michael Barone
    The inexorable workings of the political marketplace seem to be enforcing some discipline over hitherto fissiparous Republican politicians. The question is whether this is happening too late to save the party's declining prospects in the 2018 midterm elections. You can see this in Republicans' reactions to the tax bills Congress is currently considering. Last spring, when the party's congressional leadership teed up its health care bills, purportedly repealing and replacing Obamacare, they faced rebellions from practically every corner of their party's caucuses. In the House, the Freedom Caucus trotted out one criticism after another. This is in line with standard...
  • Alabama GOP Officially Stands by Roy Moore

    11/16/2017 2:27:16 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    MSN ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Bridget Bowman
    The Alabama Republican party is officially standing by Roy Moore as the GOP nominee in the Senate race, closing the door on one of the few options to block Moore from being elected. “The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race,” said Alabama GOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan in a statement Thursday.
  • Has the window already closed for North Texan’s Cruz primary challenge?

    11/13/2017 3:00:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 13, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Establishment Republicans once dreamed of replacing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with a less bombastic alternative in 2018. Those dreams now appear out of reach, even as a North Texas Republican with ties to state’s old political guard is on the verge of launching a challenge to the first-term senator. A Fort Worth-based super PAC aimed at replacing Cruz with a Republican in the “leadership style” of President Ronald Reagan has barely raised any money. Its favored candidate, Christian television executive Bruce Jacobson, last week stumbled in the early stages of a possible campaign rollout. And while Cruz, who has more...