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  • CEOs praise House GOP border tax proposal

    02/21/2017 5:01:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    thehill ^ | NAOMI JAGODA
    A group of chief executive officers are praising House Republicans' proposed border-adjustment tax as the debate escalates. Border adjustability, which would subject imports to U.S. tax and exempt exports "is consistent with the tax policies of nearly every other country in the world, and it would effectively end the 'Made in America' tax that creates an unfair advantage for foreign-based companies at the expense of U.S. jobs and economic growth," the CEOs wrote in a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday. Sixteen business leaders signed the letter, including the CEOs of Boeing, GE, McIlhenny Company, Pfizer and S&P Global. The chief...
  • Drudge Put It Perfectly: Congressional Republicans Flail and Fail

    02/21/2017 5:36:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/17/17 | Brian Darling
    On February 8, 2017, Matt Drudge tweeted, “No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts!” and “Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now.” Drudge was spot on. This week, Sen. Rand Paul (my former boss, it should be pointed out) stormed out of a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan when he heard talk of keeping Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits. Paul worried these tax credits would be a Republican-created entitlement program. Unfortunately, the leadership and establishment in the Republican party is incompetent. When you compare the accomplishments of President Barack Obama...
  • These Republicans didn’t like Trump at first. They do now.

    02/21/2017 12:02:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | February 20, 2017 | CNN
    In the beginning, they didn’t care for Donald Trump. “Trump’s a buffoon,” David Searles said before casting a vote for Marco Rubio in the New Hampshire primary. “He scares me,” Rebecca Meyer said before settling on Ben Carson in South Carolina’s primary. “He’s not presidential,” Gail Francioli said after backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich in that state’s primary. Yet like nearly nine out of 10 Republicans nationwide, Searles, Meyer and Francioli supported Trump in the general election. And like the vast majority of Republicans, they support him still. In fact, these one-time-skeptics are part of the bulwark that is bolstering...
  • Laura Ingraham, Carly Fiorina Poll Dead Even In Virgina Senate Race (GOPe vs Populist Primary)

    02/20/2017 12:11:03 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.19.17 ast
    Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and national radio host Laura Ingraham are polling dead even in the Virginia Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Friday. The two would face off in a Republican Primary before challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who recently concluded his bid for vice president under Hillary Clinton. Both Fiorina and Ingraham are polling at 36 percent in a head-to-head against Kaine. Kaine fared better over Fiorina, earning 57 percent compared to her 36 percent, one percent better than he fared against Ingraham. Kaine earned 56 percent against the conservative radio host. Neither woman was...
  • Bill Kristol Backs ‘Deep State’ Over President Trump, Republican Government

    02/16/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2017 | Neil Munro
    Foreign-policy hawk Bill Kristol Tweeted out his preference for a political victory by “the deep state” above the nation’s laws and over President Donald Trump’s voters and policies, amid an increasing furor over the forced resignation of Gen. Mike Flynn. The “deep state” is jargon for the semi-hidden army of bureaucrats, officials, retired officials, legislators, contractors and media people who support and defend established government policies. Those “deep state” officials include the intelligence, law-enforcement and national security officials who worked in President Barack Obama’s administration but who are still working in permanent or temporary positions in the White House...
  • Are We Entering an Age of Universal Hypocrisy?

    02/15/2017 12:03:56 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Marian L. Tupy
    Donald Trump’s election has broken much new ground, including what I believe to be an unprecedented outbreak of hypocrisy on both sides of America’s political divide. Sure, hypocrisy has always been a handmaiden of politics, but the verbal somersaults made by Democratic and Republican partisans in print and on television is worthy of a note – and, perhaps, even a full column. The presidency has become a Caesaropapist institution. My first inkling of what was to come took place a day after Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss to the New York real estate magnate. I overheard two of my progressive acquaintances...
  • MILO: Dear Half Of America, We At Sears F*****g Hate You!

    02/14/2017 8:19:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/14/2017 | Milo
    <p>Hi folks! Eddie Lampert, CEO of Sears Holdings here! I’ve been reliably informed that everyone who’s anyone in conservative America reads MILO, and he has been gracious enough to lend me his column today to send you a simple message — Sears and our other failing brand K-Mart fucking hate you!</p>
  • House Freedom Caucus seeks swift Obamacare repeal, setting up clash with leadership

    02/14/2017 1:30:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | MJ Lee and Deirdre Walsh,
    Despite mounting pressure from the House Freedom Caucus to quickly repeal Obamacare, House Republican leaders insisted Tuesday morning that they would take a "step-by-step" approach to overhauling the Affordable Care Act. The Freedom Caucus, a group of influential conservatives, publicly expressed their impatience Tuesday with Republican leaders for failing to schedule a vote to repeal the sweeping health care law. But GOP leaders are concerned about the political backlash that could come from swift and wholesale repeal of the health care law without having a replacement plan ready.
  • Conservatives Take A Hard Line On Obamacare Repeal, Putting GOP In A Bind

    02/14/2017 1:29:16 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 11 replies
    HP ^ | 2/14/2017 | HP
    WASHINGTON ― Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus voted among themselves Monday night to band together and support only an Obamacare repeal that is at least as aggressive as a bill the House and Senate passed in 2015, putting GOP leaders in a bind with their conference and perhaps even threatening the possibility of passing a repeal. The group of roughly 35 to 40 House conservatives voted to take this official position ― meaning it received the support of at least 80 percent of the members and is therefore supposed to be the position of all lawmakers in the group...
  • Juan Williams: Trump and GOP collide with reality

    02/13/2017 11:38:27 AM PST · by seanmerc · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Feb 17 | Juan Williams
    The big news for the GOP majority on Capitol Hill last week came as a tweet — and it was not from President Trump. Matt Drudge, the proprietor of The Drudge Report, the conservative website which played a leading role in the rise of the new president, raised eyebrows with this note: “Republican Party should be sued for fraud. No discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys!”
  • OUT Mag's Chadwick Moore Comes Out as Conservative, Cites Backlash from Left Following MILO Profile

    02/13/2017 11:16:42 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2017 | Charlie Nash
    Chadwick Moore, a contributor for the LGBT magazine OUT, has come out as a conservative in an article for The New York Post, citing his gradual move to the right after left-wing friends rejected him for his neutral profile on Breitbart Senior Editor MILO. In his article “I’m a gay New Yorker – and I’m coming out as a conservative,” Moore details how after he published the profile on MILO, fellow liberals and even his best friend started to ignore and cut ties with him. “After the story posted online in the early hours of October 21, I woke up...
  • Vanity - 2018......Democrat or Republican!!!

    02/13/2017 8:21:50 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    In June, 2015, as Donald J. Trump jumped into the POTUS race, I sent an e-mail a long time friend of mine, who happens to be one of the top pollster pundits in the USA, telling him to not to jump onto the Hillary Clinton bandwagon, because the Democrats have lost the blue collar vote and are losing the African-American vote with every passing day!!! In detail, I outlined that Trump would win easily, even with the massive illegal voting by Obama/Clinton & the Democrat Party. Of course he did not heed my input and began mocking DJT, as did...
  • No, the ‘conservative response to climate change’ is not a carbon tax

    02/12/2017 7:28:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/17 | Herman Cain
    Sorry, nervous old-school Republicans We’ve often argued on this site that the real reason liberals talk about global warming – oh, sorry, “climate change” – is that it serves as a convenient excuse to implement the policies they want anyway. The public won’t support massive taxes and crushing regulation on business, so Democrats insist there is a global emergency whose only possible solution is, amazingly, these very policies.
  • Why Couldn’t Paul Ryan Be One Of The Good Guys?

    02/11/2017 3:40:34 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Remember when Paul Ryan set Trump up before he won the Presidential election? He told him he would meet with him at a gathering, but at the last minute he canceled, humiliating Trump? Trump had made some unbecoming comments which made many turn against him. However, in the political arena, that does not usually turn Presidential supporters against the candidate. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/07/ryan-mcconnell-silent-on-lewd-trump-video/?utm_term=.039da67ec1e0 Ryan calls off plans to campaign with Trump; GOP-ers rush to distance themselves. It was a bad beginning for Trump, and it was his own fault, but it also gave us a glimpse into the GOP and Paul Ryan’s...
  • Sacramento Bee Fishwives Troll Rep. Tom McClintock. Again

    02/10/2017 8:09:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/17 | Katy Grimes
    Targeted, Funded and Organized Protests Against Republicans The harpy fishwives on the Sacramento Bee editorial board, and shameless editorial boor Dan Morain, wrote an editorial Monday disputing the nature of the protest outside Republican Rep. Tom McClintock’s Townhall meeting held on Saturday in Roseville (”That’s not anarchy, Rep. McClintock, it’s democracy,”Feb. 6, 2017). McClintock described the large crowd of protestors as “anarchists” who had gathered to “disrupt” his meeting—which is exactly what happened. But the Bee fishwives said, “only if by “anarchists’ you mean ‘neighbors and grandparents.’” The fishwives and especially Morain, have been historically critical of McClintock just for...
  • Establishment Republicans peddle growth-killing carbon tax at White House

    02/09/2017 8:45:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/17 | Matthew Vadum
    But President Trump’s “default position” on climate change is that “most of it is a bunch of bunk” A group of Republican insiders was scheduled to meet at the White House today to push the Trump administration to embrace slapping carbon taxes on the nation’s floundering economy, Sean Moran reports at Breitbart News. On the campaign trail President Trump came out against enacting a carbon tax. “I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!” he tweeted May 13, 2016. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus previously said that Trump’s “default position” on climate change is that “most of...
  • George Soros Poster Boy for Needed Campaign Finance Reform

    02/07/2017 9:12:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Like Obama, Soros seems to be blinded by his own corrosive hatred It was fully intended by George Soros that patriots would be shocked into despair that Republicans Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan; steadfast anti-Trumpers John McCain and Lindsey Graham sold out their own country for roughly $2,700 apiece during the 2016 campaign season. The shock was somewhat blunted by the fact that millions already knew politicians on both sides of the political aisle are out for themselves and on the take.
  • Democrats May Be On The Verge Of Becoming A 'Permanent Minority' Party

    02/07/2017 5:32:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2017 | Stewart Lawrence
    Remember when Democrats predicted the imminent decline of the GOP? The theory was that Republicans were so out of touch with women and ethnic minorities that they would soon be relegated to the status of a "permanent minority" - supported only by Southern white men and incapable of recapturing the White House. Donald Trump’s victory has put an end to this fantasy. Now it's the Democrats who are facing their own "doomsday" scenario. [Snip] For Democrats, who've grown accustomed to having their way in national politics, it's like staring into the abyss. Note: The entire article recounts the terrible state...
  • Berkeley Republicans 'Doxxed,' Harassed After Protest

    02/06/2017 6:35:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/6 | Gillian Edevane
    Members and people with loose affiliations to the group have had their contact information stolen.Members of the student group that invited alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to UC Berkeley say they have been physically assaulted and targeted online in the days since Wednesday’s fiery protests. “We’re probably the most harassed group on campus right now,” said Naweed Tahmas, a member of the Berkeley College Republicans. He noted that the club needed a security detail for a meeting last Thursday, a sign that tensions between the group and the area's liberal-leaning majority may have hit an apex. “I’ve been spit on, my...
  • Who Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump's Policies? Trump Voters. (Desperate Media)

    02/06/2017 3:52:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 6, 2017 | Martha C. White
    Donald Trump made it an early priority to dismantle the top domestic and economic achievements of his predecessor's administration, pushing for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and eschewing global trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But his most ardent supporters might have a surprise coming: Many Americans who would bear the brunt of Trump-administration policies are the same people who chose the GOP candidate for president in November. "I think you're going to get a disproportionate impact on people who supported Donald Trump but maybe don't realize that his policies may end up hurting them instead...
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from OpenSecrets.org just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • Skeptical McConnell distances from Trump on Russia, travel ban

    02/05/2017 1:28:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Alexander Bolton -
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has labored mightily to avoid criticizing President Trump, but two weeks into the new administration, it’s getting harder to downplay their differences. On Sunday, McConnell told CNN he disagreed with Trump’s view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, questioned the president’s claim of massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election and cautioned against the administration going too far with restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim countries.
  • Of Course You Know, This Means War

    02/03/2017 3:12:33 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 29 replies
    Thought Crimes; The Trump Diaries ^ | 02/03/17 | Chris Shugart
    Democrats are still coming to terms with losing. They were so convinced that Obama’s fundamental transformation of America was a resounding success. In their minds, it was a done deal. They haven’t yet accepted that their liberal pipe dream was nothing more than an illusive fantasy of their own making. It was never real. Trump has enjoyed a bounty of early victories, only two weeks into his administration. It’s remarkable how he’s managed to move faster than Democrats can respond. By the time they rally their forces, Trump is promoting a new agenda item. A US Marines Major once told...
  • Trump: 'professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters' proving supporters' point

    02/03/2017 12:38:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | February 3, 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- President Trump is striking a different tone in a tweet Friday following this week's violent protest in Berkeley. He said, "Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to make America great again!" On Thursday, the president slammed UC Berkeley in a tweet for the protest and threatened to pull federal funding to the nation's top public university. There were three arrests during Wednesday's protest. Campus police say none were students. One person was arrested for blocking officers trying to break up the skirmish. The two others...
  • Berkeley's campus Republican club sees surge of interest following Milo debacle

    02/03/2017 10:05:52 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | Feb 02 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. .(KTVU) - U.C. Berkeley Police officers were standing by Thursday evening, for the weekly meeting of the Berkeley College Republicans. It is the organization that invited alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolous to campus the night before. His appearance was cancelled when organized agitators invaded a peaceful protest, setting fires and breaking windows at the Student Union venue. "Milo had a right to speak, Milo should have been allowed to speak," declared club President Jose Diaz, to an overflow club meeting of some thirty students, some spilling into the hall. UCB estimated the campus property damage at $100,000. But the...
  • Trump Short Circuits Washington [Trump vs the Bureaucratic Beast]

    02/03/2017 2:57:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/3/17 | Matthew Continetti
    "What happened to the honeymoon?" Charles Krauthammer asked last month. The opposition has long granted presidents time to form their administrations, to announce their signature initiatives. Donald Trump's honeymoon lasted all of 10 days—from his surprise November 8 election to the rude treatment of his vice president at a performance of Hamilton on November 18. After that, divorce.The same forces that opposed Trump during the Republican primary and general election are trying to break his presidency before it is a month old. At issue is the philosophy of nation-state populism that drove his insurgent campaign. It is so at variance...
  • Dems launch 'unprecedented early' effort to capture GOP districts

    02/03/2017 1:00:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The House Democrats' campaign arm on Thursday announced it has begun hiring staffers in 20 targeted districts held by Republicans in an effort to reclaim the majority in 2018. “The launch of our ‘March into ‘18’ accountability project comes at a time of excitement and opportunity for Democrats,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's chairman, said in a statement. “The organic strength of the women’s marches, Affordable Care Act rallies, and protests across the country provides further evidence that Democrats are on offense this cycle — and the DCCC is ready to capture that energy,” he...
  • BREAKING: POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney ... as Acting Attorney General.

    01/30/2017 6:22:34 PM PST · by Enchante · 292 replies
    White House Press Office ^ | January 30, 2017 | Sean Spicer
    Sean Spicer Verified account ‏@PressSec .@POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of VA as Acting Attorney General. Sally Yates has been relieved.
  • President Trump: Man of action to Republicans, source of ‘chaos and confusion’ to Democrats

    01/30/2017 5:15:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2017 | Jennifer Harper
    Oh the hand-wringing, the outrage, the overuse of the word “chaos,” plus endless shrill talking points. The news media, the Democratic Party and Hollywood have stumbled upon reality at last: President Trump is in the White House, taking care of business full speed ahead — just as he said he would. Livid news organizations, operatives, strategists and movie stars are almost incandescent with rage, as America looks on. The phenomenon will intensify Tuesday when Mr. Trump reveals his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, likely setting off a whole new round of strategic, carefully crafted narratives that suggest the nation...
  • Senate Still Can’t Understand Why Trump Won

    01/27/2017 8:39:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/17 | Michael Shannon
    Senate votes aren’t divided between Republicans and Democrats. The division is between self–interest and the national interest Hammer–wielding petulants attacking Larry King’s rented limo in DC may boast of being “the Resistance,” but their effect on the Trump administration will be as fleeting as their fame. Same goes for the estrogen–ettes who held their march the day after the inauguration, proving even angry women have trouble being on time.
  • Fmr Mexican President Vicente Fox: Trump Reminds Me of Hitler

    01/26/2017 5:57:38 PM PST · by pissant · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01.26.17 | Pam Key
    Thursday on CNN International, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said today while addressing Republicans in Philadelphia President Donald Trump reminded him “of Hitler addressing the Nazi party.” Partial transcript as follows: REPORTER: Do you get a sense, though, that it’s the U.S. president who us driving events and Mexico’s president finds himself a prisoner of them? FOX: Well, that much and that part yes. When I saw today’s gathering of the Republican party retreat and Trump being there reminded me of Hitler addressing the Nazi party. And I think it’s important to remind to congressmen from the Republican party that...
  • The Suckers at the Table

    01/25/2017 4:48:20 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 7 replies
    Thought Crimes | 01/21/17 | Chris Shugart
    “If you can’t spot the sucker within the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker.” --Amarillo SlimPoker enthusiasts are likely familiar with the above quote from Poker Hall of Fame professional gambler Amarillo Slim. Whether you’re a novice poker player or an experienced card sharp, Amarillo’s words of caution are worth heeding. And I find the adage just as relevant in other contexts not related to playing cards. As someone who comes from a long family line of card and dice players, it’s easy for me to draw a few analogies. And because I see...
  • Senate Democrats Introduce $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Offer Trump Support If He Backs It

    01/24/2017 6:30:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/24/2017
    Senate Democrats are set to unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan and offer President Donald Trump their support if he backs it, the NYT reports. The plan includes $180 billion to rail and bus systems, $65 billion to ports, airports and waterways, $110 billion for water and sewer systems, $100  billion for energy infrastructure, and $20 billion for public and tribal lands. Cited by the Times, Chuck Schumer said “our urban and rural communities have their own unique set of infrastructure priorities, and this proposal would provide funding to address those needed upgrades that go beyond the traditional road...
  • Will Republicans Tank Trump's Spending Cuts?

    01/24/2017 2:53:40 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/23/2017 | Staff
    Fiscal Policy: President Trump hasn't released a detailed budget plan yet, but already some Republicans are signaling their disinterest in making deep cuts to federal spending. The biggest obstacle to the conservative parts of Trump's agenda could be his own party. Trump hasn't been shy about wanting to see big changes in federal spending. Shortly before taking the oath of office, news came out that he is aiming for 10% spending cuts and a 20% cut in federal staffing. On his first full day in the White House, he announced a halt to hiring federal workers and a freeze on...
  • Obama says America will be 'OK' Despite the Republican Sweep of the 2016 Election

    01/18/2017 8:17:26 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | January 18, 2017 | Beautiful Gracious Skies-vanity
    Despite devastating Democrat losses in the 2016 Election, President Obama left a small message of hope for his constituency during his final press conference: He said, "At my core, I think we're going to be okay." If his comment sounded vaguely survivalist, it's for good reason. As Washington faces a looming change of power in two days, President Obama has yet to address staggering Democrat losses that extend far beyond the election of Donald J. Trump. The Trump administration coupled with the success of fellow Republicans has effectively given Republicans control every branch of American government. Republicans have just won...
  • Imminent Demise of the Republican Party (1971 Flashback)

    01/18/2017 1:30:05 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 9 replies
    In a Political Science HS class in 1971, my teacher read an article from a Poli-Sci journal she subscribed to, re the imminent destruction of the GOP and what to expect after that. I don't know how to track down such an ancient article without a paid Lexis-Nexis membership, so I'll summarize what I remember: The Dems had an overwhelming Congressional majority since 1932, as much as 75% in both houses (except for two temporary glitches in the late 40s / early 50s), and this was certain to continue. The Dems had a permanent lock on the White House starting...
  • Democrats: Left in the Lurch... [Trump and Republican Party Sweep 2016]

    01/18/2017 10:58:01 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 18, 2017
    When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country. Simply put, Democrats’ once vaunted coalition of the ascendant — younger, multiethnic, educated, and urban — failed them in 2016, and in 2014 and 2010 before...
  • Signatures come back to haunt anti-Trumpers...

    01/16/2017 7:00:37 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01.16.17 | David Nakamura
    They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again. But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae. Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.
  • Why Republicans Lose the Narrative Battle: The Inspector-General Gambit

    01/16/2017 12:35:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan. 16 , 2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    To delegitimize Trump’s victory, the Left is setting the parameters of the controversy and the terms by which it will be discussed.
  • Obama: GOP Wanted America to Fail So I Wouldn’t Benefit Politically

    01/14/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by tomselliott · 95 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 01/14/2017 | Grabien
    OBAMA: "Well, I — I — what it indicated was something that we kept on seeing throughout my presidency, and that was a tactical decision on the part of Republicans to say no because their view was that if they said yes, and there was any sort of bipartisan cooperation, that would benefit me politically. And if there wasn’t, that would hurt me politically particularly at a time when the economy was doing poorly. They figured we could do pretty good with midterms if it seems as if Washington’s dysfunctional at a time when everybody’s hurting."
  • Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama

    01/13/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/13/2017 | AL WEAVER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch. Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher. She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. "When President Obama stood on the steps on the Capitol eight years from next week, the [budget] deficit was...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses.....

    01/11/2017 5:32:54 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 78 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 1/11/17 | DailyMail.com
    BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses after suffering a 'massive heart attack' during House vote Republican congressman John Rutherford has collapsed during a vote in the House. The newly sworn-in representative from Florida suffered a 'medical emergency' during a vote on Wednesday, reports suggest His condition is not known. According to The Hill, he was receiving oxygen through a mask when he was wheeled to an ambulance. Rutherford is a former sheriff from Jacksonville, Florida. He was elected to Congress in November, succeeding Republican Ander Crenshaw, who retired after eight terms. More to follow.
  • ‘There Are No Jobs’: Obama Loyalists Scramble To Find Work

    01/09/2017 8:46:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 167 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/16 | Ted Goodman
    Outgoing White House staff and President Obama-appointees are struggling to find new work after Donald Trump and Republicans generally swept into office last November. Thousands of Obama loyalists are struggling to find work in a city now dominated by the GOP, according to a report from Politico. “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” Mira Patel, a longtime Clinton aide told Politico. Democratic operatives and Obama staffers no longer have the more than 4,000 presidential appointed jobs to transition to after President-elect Trump takes office. Politico describes how...
  • Schumer: We Will Only Work With Trump If He 'Abandons Republicans' (In Your Dreams, Chuckie)

    01/09/2017 11:35:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Last week was a bit interesting from the Senate Democrat side. The olive branch that was offered by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the new Senate Minority Leader, was blunt and straightforward to the incoming Trump White House. WeÂ’ll only work with you if you abandon the Republicans and adhere to 100 percent of what we want to do (via Real Clear Politics/CNN): CHUCK SCHUMER: I said, Mr. President-elect, you went after both the Democratic and Republican establishments when you ran. You were an anti-establishment change candidate. But by your cabinet picks and your early pronouncements, you seem to be embracing...
  • Valerie Jarrett exit interview: Republicans refused to do ‘What’s Good for the Country’

    01/09/2017 6:20:08 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might think that the Obama administration would be gracious on its way out the door. Fuggedaboutit. Valerie Jarrett—asked by Greta Van Susteren during her inaugural MSNBC show this evening—what was her biggest surprise during her eight years in the White House, gave a nasty, partisan response. Said the senior adviser to President Obama: “what surprised me was the willingness of the Republicans in congress to put their short-term political interests ahead of what’s good for the country . . . I thought they would come to the table and really try to work with us to focus on what...
  • Meet The Republicans Trying to Slow Down Obamacare Repeal

    01/09/2017 2:32:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/09/2017 | Russell Berman
    GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan urge lawmakers to protect the Medicaid expansions they say are working in their states. Congressional Republicans knew their push for an immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act would draw howls of protest from Democrats. But they are now hearing warnings from elected officials who may be harder for them to ignore: Republican governors. In the last week, GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan have raised concerns about the impact a full repeal of the health law would have on their states, which rely...
  • House passes bill targeting ‘midnight’ Obama regs

    01/08/2017 9:26:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2016 | By Lydia Wheeler
    The House on Thursday passed legislation that would allow Congress to overturn in a single vote any regulations finalized in the last days of the Obama administration. Despite Democratic opposition, the Midnight Rule Relief Act passed largely along party lines, by a 240-179 vote. The bill would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to overturn many rules all at once by way of a resolution. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) urged his colleagues on the floor Thursday morning to pass the legislation and tell the American people that lawmakers heard them on Election Day loud and clear. “The American...
  • House Republicans revive obscure rule that allows them to slash the pay of [federal workers to $1]

    01/06/2017 5:50:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 81 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jenna Portnoy and Lisa Rein
    House Republicans this week reinstated an arcane procedural rule that enables lawmakers to reach deep into the budget and slash the pay of an individual federal worker — down to $1 — a move that threatens to upend the 130-year-old civil service. The Holman Rule, named after an Indiana congressman who devised it in 1876, empowers any member of Congress to propose amending an appropriations bill to single out a government employee or cut a specific program. The use of the rule would not be simple; a majority of the House and the Senate would still have to approve any...
  • Seven Tests That Can Keep Republicans from Screwing Up

    01/05/2017 8:17:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 01/05/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It didn’t take long for Republicans to make their first tin-eared mistake after winning a broad victory in November. In fact, they had barely opened the new session of Congress before performing a pratfall that called into question whether they learned anything from the populist revolt that struck both parties over the past two years. On Monday night, House Republicans met to consider their top priorities for the 115th Session of Congress, after an election in which voters made clear their displeasure with the Washington DC establishment and the status quo. Instead of focusing on moves to improve accountability...
  • Republicans are on track to fake-repeal Obamacare

    01/05/2017 7:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Unless something changes, Republican leaders have no intention of repealing Obamacare If Republicans in the brand new 115th Congress want to enrage supporters and destroy whatever grassroots goodwill remains they are off to an excellent start. Daniel Horowitz has the gory details at Conservative Review: