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  • 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:
  • Trump’s criticism of intelligence on Russia is dividing Hill GOP

    01/04/2017 10:48:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 4, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Greg Miller
    President-elect Donald Trump’s broadside against the intelligence community is dividing Capitol Hill Republicans, with some ready to pounce on Trump’s skepticism that Russia interfered with the U.S. elections and others urging a more cautious approach. The resulting schism could widen as Congress begins probing the CIA’s charges that Russia intervened in the November elections in an attempt to help Trump, potentially becoming one of the first significant intraparty breaches of the Trump presidency. U.S. critics of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, such as Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), want to go full-bore on holding Russia to account...
  • Democrats Pull Out Old Playbook, Accuse Republicans of Wanting to 'MAKE AMERICA SICK AGAIN'

    01/04/2017 10:54:00 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1-4-2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Shortly after meeting with President Obama on Capitol Hill Wednesday in a desperate effort to save Obamacare from repeal, Democrats pulled out their old political playbook and accused Republicans of wanting Americans to be sick.   "The Republican plan to cut healthcare wouldn't make America great again, it would make America sick again. " new Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. "They seek to rip healthcare away from millions of Americans, creating chaos in our entire economy."
  • Gingrich's Greatest Fear for Trump Administration: ‘They Will Lose Their Nerve’

    01/03/2017 1:44:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 3, 2017 | 10:28 AM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    When asked by ABC News what he feared the most about the incoming Trump administration, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said it was that “they would lose their nerve.” […] “Look, they’re going to arrive in Washington, and for them to be successful, they have to stake out positions that Donna [Brazile] will not like and the Left will hate,” Gingrich explained. “And my deepest concern is they’re going to arrive and you’re going to have the Greens going crazy over the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] and Interior [Department]. You’re going to have the government employees going crazy about...
  • Schumer: ‘Only Way’ We’ll Work With Trump Is If He ‘Abandons His Republican Colleagues’

    01/03/2017 4:21:07 PM PST · by Rockitz · 112 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 January 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview aired on Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated of President-Elect Donald Trump, “The only way we’re going to work with him is if he moves completely in our direction and abandons his Republican colleagues.” Schumer said, “The only way we’re going to work with him is if he moves completely in our direction and abandons his Republican colleagues...."
  • Trump Takes Aim At House Republicans, And They Run For Cover

    01/03/2017 8:13:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    The Trump effect has landed forcefully on Capitol Hill. Less than two hours after President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans — in a tweet, of course — for trying to gut an ethics investigative unit on the first day of business in the new Congress, those plans lay in shambles in the Republican conference’s meeting room. The immediate outcome was to keep intact the independent Office of Congressional Ethics There was a broader outcome, too: The unruly Republican caucus that has wreaked havoc in the House for the entirety of Ryan’s tenure fell in line. And there were signs, judging...
  • Senate Republicans just introduced an Obamacare repeal plan Democrats can’t stop

    01/03/2017 9:15:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Vox ^ | January 3, 2017 | Dylan Matthews
    The new Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and the first thing it did was prepare to repeal Obamacare. Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced a budget resolution Tuesday that includes "reconciliation instructions" that enable Congress to repeal Obamacare with a simple Senate majority. Passing a budget resolution that includes those instructions will mean that the legislation can pass through the budget reconciliation process, in which bills cannot be filibustered. That means Republicans will only need 50 of their 52 members in the Senate, and a bare majority in the House, to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care...
  • Obama meeting with congressional Democrats in last-ditch effort to save ObamaCare

    01/02/2017 9:21:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Good luck Unless Chuck Schumer has a procedural trick in mind that will make repeal impossible, the only way the Democrats save ObamaCare is to scare off at least three Republican senators. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, I assume they’re looking at you, although you’d still need one more. But it might be a measure of how skittish they think Senate Republicans actually are that Obama still thinks it’s worthwhile to rally the troops at this point:
  • Don’t underestimate Trump or his voters

    12/30/2016 1:02:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | December 30, 2016 | Eliza Jane Schaeffer, freshman at Darmouth College
    Since Nov. 9, I have heard people label President-elect Donald Trump’s voters as stupid, uninformed and cruel. I have heard people claim that they no longer recognize their country, that this America is not their America. And that is exactly why he won. Trump supporters can be split into four groups: the Never Hillary camp, the party loyalists, the “I just care about the Supreme Court” folks, and true supporters. To those who wonder how on earth Trump won, the answer is simple. Some people really didn’t like Hillary Clinton, some felt obliged to support the party, some wanted a...
  • More black millennial men voted GOP in 2016 than previously thought (25%!)

    12/29/2016 3:35:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    After the shocking results of the 2016 election, most analysts focused on the shift among working-class whites towards Donald Trump. However, there was another seismic transformation on election day that may have longer repercussions: young black men are leaving the Democratic Party like never before. Exit polls of the nationwide House races showed two important numbers, black men and millennials voted for the GOP in numbers that hadn’t been seen in decades. According to CNN exit polls, 18 percent voted of black men for a Republican candidate for the U.S. House, which is more than three times the number of...
  • Revisiting Rules for Radicals: A Trump Campaign Guide Book

    12/26/2016 9:03:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Robert Klein Engler
    Trump has turned the enemy’s tactics against itself Can we say anything more about Donald Trump and his election campaign that has not already been said? Let’s look again at Saul Alinsky’s book RULES FOR RADICALS. Could it be that Trump used some of Alinsky’s ideas to win the election? RULES FOR RADICALS was first published in 1971. That’s almost 50 years ago.
  • Some Christmastime Advice for Pundits and Partisans

    12/23/2016 5:52:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Now that the 538 electors have voted -- and, with only the most minor of exceptions, for the expected candidates -- we can marvel at how such a huge difference in public policies can be made by just a few votes, the 77,744 votes by which Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton for the 46 electoral votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump's narrow victory means a significantly more conservative Supreme Court, a rollback of Obamacare and reams of regulations, abandonment of policies disfavoring fossil fuel usage -- and hundreds of consequences that can only be guessed at. This isn't the...
  • They're Still Gobsmacked! Washington Never Imagined Trump Could Really Win

    12/21/2016 6:27:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | Decembe 21, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, did you see the final popular vote tally? Donald Trump won the election by three million votes, if you throw out California and New York. You throw out California, New York, Trump wins by three million votes. If you include California and New York Hillary wins by, what was it, 2.5 or 2.2 million votes. It's a perfect illustration of why we have the Electoral College. Now, my question is a simple one. Since Hillary won the popular vote, why are they complaining about the Russians hacking the election? I mean, Hillary wins the...
  • Scarborough Warns: Republicans Will Be ‘Wiped Out’ in 2018 if They Go Too Far Right

    12/21/2016 6:08:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 100 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “There, I said it. Mark it Down. Write it.” That was Joe Scarborough on today’s Morning Joe predicting that Republicans will be “wiped out” in the 2018 elections if they govern as far right as the Trump cabinet selections suggest. Scarborough drew the analogy to the 1994, and more specifically to the 2010 midterm elections, when Dems suffered cataclysmic losses after an emboldened Obama admin governed from the left in its first two years. Scarborough misses an important point, in the view of this Insurrectionist. Dems didn’t get punished in 2010 because of the abstract notion that they governed too...
  • Politics In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump...

    12/17/2016 5:37:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/17/2016 | Robert Samuels
    Pressure on members of the country’s electoral college to select someone other than Donald Trump has grown dramatically — and noisily — in recent weeks, causing some to waver, but yielding little evidence Trump will fall short when electors convene in most state capitals Monday to cast their votes. Carole Joyce of Arizona expected her role as a GOP elector to be pretty simple: She would meet the others in Phoenix and carry out a vote for Trump, who won the most votes in her state and whom she personally supported. But then came the mail and the emails and...
  • Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto

    12/15/2016 6:05:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Cook County Record ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | S. Laney Griffo
    Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto, but similar legislation could follow SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would automatically register voters across Illinois has held up in the General Assembly, leaving unclear whether such a bill can secure enough votes to become law amid the current political environment. The Illinois State Senate easily topped the total needed to override the veto with a 38-18 vote in favor. The parties, however, were more divided in the Illinois House of Representatives. The bill received 67 yes votes. However, 71 votes were required to override...
  • RNC keeps close tabs on Electoral College vote

    12/13/2016 10:08:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 13, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    The Republican National Committee is overseeing an expansive whip operation designed to lock down Donald Trump’s Electoral College majority and ensure that the 306 Republican electors cast their votes for the president-elect. Two RNC sources familiar with the effort said the committee — with the assistance of state Republican parties and the Trump campaign — have been in touch with most of the GOP electors multiple times, and has concluded that only one is a risk to cast a vote against Trump on Dec. 19, when the Electoral College meets. The RNC’s elector head count, the sources emphasized, is standard...
  • Dispute over Russia reflects growing Republican resistance to Trump

    12/12/2016 4:18:04 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 12, 2016 | Karoun Demirjian, Paul Kane and Ed O'Keefe
    Republican lawmakers are increasingly at odds with Donald Trump across a range of ­high-profile domestic and national security issues, an early sign that the GOP-led Congress might resist some elements of the ­president-elect’s un­or­tho­dox agenda. Although Trump maintains enthusiastic backing in many corners of the party, key members of the Senate and House have been outspoken in challenging his views of Russia and its interference in the U.S. election, warning of potential conflicts of interest arising from Trump’s far-flung business interests if he does not fully divest from his company, and criticizing the tough approach that he has taken to some...
  • John Kennedy wins Senate Seat in Louisiana - Republicans now control Senate 52-48

    12/10/2016 7:31:00 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 83 replies
    Great news out of Louisiana tonight. With 80% of the vote in, John Kennedy (R) is blowing out Foster Campbell (D) by a 64-36% margin. Some insurance for the Republican majority and this virtually guarantees that President Elect Trump gets the Cabinet he wants.
  • Trump's pledge to boost infrastructure could aid mid-Hudson

    12/08/2016 12:56:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Middletown Times Herald-Record ^ | November 21, 2016 | James Nani
    County leaders are hopeful that the $1 trillion infrastructure investment promised by Republican president-elect Donald Trump will have a big impact on the region. Trump has promised to prioritize infrastructure spending in his first 100 days in office. The move is one that Democrats, now in minority positions in both houses of Congress, have said they're willing to support. The plan, which is not yet fully fleshed out, looks to rely heavily on billions of dollars of infrastructure tax credits to private entities. And while Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen warned recently that weighing down the national debt with...
  • State Republicans seek to prevent recount in some precincts

    12/02/2016 12:15:14 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 12/01 | Chris Potter
    State Republicans are seeking to prevent a recount of ballots in some Allegheny County precincts on Monday, arguing that petitions seeking the recount were filed in the wrong place. “The Elections Board has no power or authority to conduct any further recount or recanvass,” said a Wednesday filing in Common Pleas Court by Republican attorneys Ronald Hicks and Lawrence Tabas. The arguments involved are technical, and rely on a close reading of the timeline according to which votes are counted and challenges may be permitted. But in essence, Republicans argue that those seeking the recount were in the wrong place...
  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Complicated transitions I don’t like the sound of this, but I’m somewhat hopeful the worst possible interpretation of it is not accurate. Plus, it does come from the Worst Web Site in the World (at least until Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complete the task of outdoing themselves), so maybe it’s all made up: Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the...
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • Dem Party email raises recount integrity concerns in liberal Dane County

    11/30/2016 4:57:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-29-16 | M. D. Kittle
    A Democratic Party email calling for temporary workers to man a massive and unprecedented presidential election recall effort in Dane County had Republicans crying foul this week. The Democratic Party of Dane County advised that County Clerk Scott McDonell was looking for temp workers beginning Thursday to help check over 316,000 ballots cast in this month’s election. Recount workers could earn $20 an hour, maybe more, on 12-hour shifts, the notice stated. “We’re asked to forward this to people we think would be up to the job and have time to do this. Please send people to county.clerk@countyofdane.com if interested – or if...
  • It’s Still a War, Stupid!

    11/29/2016 4:26:00 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 5 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 11-28-16 | Chris Shugart
    Why do Republican attacks misfire in the political arena? In 1996, political commentator and author David Horowitz asked that question and many more in a pamphlet titled It’s a War Stupid!, in which he laid out a strategic and tactical playbook on how to battle and defeat the Left. Horowitz contended that Republicans consistently do a poor and ineffective job of forwarding their agenda, especially during election time. And he observed that while “the Left is permanently at war with America,” Republicans had no plan on how to fight back. Horowitz devoted some time reaching out to GOP leaders trying to get...
  • The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)

    02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Jurist Law @ Pitt ^ | February 2001 | Douglas Linder
    The Anthony trial of 1873 helped answer the important question of whether women as "citizens" under the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment were entitled, as one of the "privileges and immunities" that came with citizenship, to vote. The answer given by prim and conservative Justice Ward Hunt will surprise few, but the trial also shows Hunt with his hands full, not quite knowing how to shut up his feisty defendant. Read now about what "Aunt Susan" described in her diary as "the greatest outrage in judicial history!"
  • Why the GOP is now officially a Trump working class party

    11/26/2016 5:18:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Stephen Moore
    I sirred up some controversy last week, when I told a conference of several dozen House Republicans that the GOP is now officially a Trump working class party. For better or worse, I said at the gathering inside the Capitol Dome the baton has now officially been passed from the Reagan era to the new Trump era. The members didn’t quite faint over my apostasy, but the shock was palpable. I emphasized that Republicans must prioritize delivering jobs and economic development to the regions of the country like the industrial Midwest — states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa,...
  • Can You Spot a Trend in New Jersey’s 10 Credit Rating Downgrades Under Christie?

    11/22/2016 7:45:36 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | November 22nd, 2016 | Eric Boehm
    Christie says he doesn't pay attention to credit ratings, but maybe he should have. They've been trying to tell him (and other states) something. Since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010, New Jersey has seen its credit downgraded 10 times by the "big three" credit rating agencies. Seriously, though, the state's pension systems are a total mess. When Christie came into office in 2010, New Jersey was facing a $54 billion funding shortfall to pay for current and future retirees. He immediately set about tackling the problem—to his credit—and in 2011 the state passed a pension fund rescue plan...
  • Obama Warns Dems Not to Do What ‘Mitch McConnell Did When I Was Elected’

    11/21/2016 12:41:56 PM PST · by yoe · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 20, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    During a news conference in Peru this evening, President Barack Obama responded to a question regarding his advice to Democrats now that they’ve lost the White House and whether or not they should re-elect Nancy Pelosi as their House leader. After complimenting Pelosi calling her a “remarkable leader,” Obama moved on to telling Democrats that they should give the new administration a “hearing.” He also commented on how he was treated by Republicans when he took office.
  • More Good News, Governors / State Lower Houses / State Upper Houses, the Party on Top Is...

    11/18/2016 11:28:12 AM PST · by DoughtyOne · 67 replies
    My own workup | 11/18/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Yesterday the 17th of November, Rush Limbaugh touched on the minimal control Democrats across the United States now have, as it relates to Governors and State Legislatures. I thought it might be a good idea for us to review how things stand right now. Here is a graphic of a Spread Sheet I developed. It provides information and documentation on sitting Governors and the make-up of the state Legislatures as of January 2017. As of this moment, the 2017 Governor of North Carolina is still to be determined Governors: 2016 2017 changes Legislatures: 2017
  • One-Party University

    11/17/2016 7:21:49 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you want to see what America will look like if universities get to remodel it, have a look at what higher education looks like. "We investigate the voter registration of faculty at 40 leading U.S. universities in the fields of Economics, History, Journalism/Communications, Law, and Psychology," Mitchell Langbert, Anthony J. Quain, and Daniel B. Klein wrote last month in an article which appeared in Econ Journal Watch. "We looked up 7,243 professors and found 3,623 to be registered Democratic and 314 Republican, for an overall D:R ratio of 11.5:1." "The D:R ratios for the five fields were: Economics 4.5:1,...
  • When you think of the candidates since Nixon . . .

    11/16/2016 9:48:11 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Loud Racket ^ | 11/16/2016
  • THE MYTHS DEMOCRATS SWALLOWED THAT COST THEM THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    11/15/2016 5:45:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/14/2016 | KURT EICHENWALD
    On Friday, I almost assaulted a fan of my work. I was in the Philadelphia International Airport, and a man who recognized me from one of my appearances on a television news show approached. He thanked me for the investigative reporting I had done about Donald Trump before the election, expressed his outrage that the Republican nominee had won and then told me quite gruffly, “Get back to work.” Something about his arrogance struck me, so I asked, “Who did you vote for?” He replied, “Well, Stein, but—” I interrupted him and said, “You’re lucky it’s illegal for me to...
  • Do Republicans really want to let go of ObamaCare?

    11/15/2016 12:23:01 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's killing the country, but it's been the best political friend the GOP has ever had It’s a funny thing about solving problems, especially in politics. You want to solve problems, of course. You campaign on your ability to do so, and on the culpability of the other side in having created the problem in the first place. In that respect, rarely has a problem set itself up more advantageously for the Republican Party than ObamaCare. Not a single Republican voted for it. And just about every Republican warned it would be a disaster. The public agreed, opposing the idea...
  • WHAT I HEARD AND SAW AFTER THE REVOLUTION

    11/15/2016 9:26:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Remain firm, brave, optimistic, and never waver. Never quit. And never give up that ship that sails so free, on the heady winds of Destiny “We aren’t backing down. We aren’t going to quit. We’re Democrats, and we’re going to keep fighting for what we believe in harder now than ever before.” Donna Brazile, 11/14/16 I said something in my article of November 12, 2016, Skullduggery Most Foul, about Donald Trump’s recent, White House sit-down with The Obama.