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  • Florida GOP Rep. Rooney says he won't seek reelection

    10/19/2019 11:22:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Republican Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.), who this week refused to rule out impeaching President Trump, announced Saturday that he won't seek reelection. Rooney revealed his decision in a Fox News interview. A spokesman for Rooney confirmed to The Hill that the lawmaker won't run for a third-term. "I don't think I really do and I don't think I really want one," Rooney said in the interview when asked if he needed a third term. Rooney said he came to Congress to secure money for Everglades projects and for an offshore drilling ban to protect Florida. "I thought it might take...
  • Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle

    10/20/2019 1:02:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2019 | Matthew Rosenberg and Kevin Roose
    On any given day, the Trump campaign is plastering ads all over Facebook, YouTube and the millions of sites served by Google, hitting the kind of incendiary themes — immigrant invaders, the corrupt media — that play best on platforms where algorithms favor outrage and political campaigns are free to disregard facts.
  • Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Trump in Philly. One person showed up.

    10/16/2019 6:42:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 16, 2019 | Anna Orso
    The bell in the Independence Hall tower rang at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath. He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden lectern, and asked me if I was ready for him to kick off a news conference announcing his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. It didn’t really feel like a news conference. I was the only reporter there. And when it began, the only others around besides his two aides were a family 30 yards away with a selfie stick and a...
  • Former Republican Governor of New Jersey Doubles Down on Tweet Comparing Trump to Hitler

    10/16/2019 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WNBC-TV ^ | October 16, 2019 | Brian Thompson
    "Hitler took a long time to get where he was and he had to do a lot of other things. Trump is going much faster," Christie Whitman says Christie Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, deleted a tweet in which she said Adolf Hitler "has nothing on" President Donald Trump, but in an exclusive interview with NBC New York, she says she stands by her statement. Her tweet was a response to the New York Times' report about a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of the president shooting and stabbing political opponents and members...
  • There’s nothing mysterious about Republicans’ support of Trump

    10/14/2019 12:36:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Times-News ^ | October 14, 2019 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Based on the number of articles written about them, two of the great questions of our time are: Why do Republicans stick with Donald Trump? And what happened to all the “Never Trump” people? In recent days, The New York Times has published items about each of them. In polls, the vast majority of Republicans have consistently given Trump their approval for the job he is doing — even as tariffs and the deficit have risen, even as he rages on Twitter, even as evidence of abuse of power has mounted. His support among conservatives has actually increased over time....

    10/13/2019 8:22:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 151 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/12/19 | BENJAMIN FEARNOW
    The Republican Party is set to win a large majority of all future close presidential elections, even contests in which they lose the popular vote, according to a recent study. GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers analyzed why "inversions" — where the popular vote winner loses the overall election — has happened twice since 2000. The study authors found that the Electoral College's winner-take-all approach favors Republicans and has pushed them to victories in 2000 and 2016. The researchers concluded that inversions will...

    10/10/2019 8:25:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/9/2019 | JESSICA KWONG
    Republicans at President Donald Trump's rally in Minneapolis on Thursday will reportedly be escorted by a typically heavily armed group that has been called "one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. today." That is how the Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Oath Keepers, who refer to themselves as "guardians of the republic." On the group's website, it describes itself as a "non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to 'defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.'" The Oath...
  • Violent Crime Drops in the USA; Trump Gets No Credit

    10/07/2019 12:06:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/07/2019 | John Hinderaker
    Violent Crime Drops, Trump Gets No Credit On September 30, the FBI released its annual report on crime for 2018. It showed that violent crime declined over 2017 in every category except rape, where a revised definition was applied. The number of homicides declined by 6.1%; the rate went down by even more than that, to 5.0 per 100,000.The FBI’s good news about crime got very little publicity, and I can’t find a single publication that gave the Trump administration any credit for the trend. Why should they, you might ask, since homicide and other violent crimes have been declining...
  • Dem Sen. Murphy: Trump Could Shoot Somebody and ‘Republicans Won’t Care

    10/07/2019 7:20:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/06/2019 | Pam Key
    On this week’s broadcast of NBC’s “This Week,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said President Donald Trump’s 2016 proclamation that Trump could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue in New York City to be true. Murphy said, “I think our only choice now is to take this to the American public. Ultimately, these members of the Senate want to get re-elected. As you have seen, public opinion shift very quickly. As you see, more Republicans going to the bunker-like that, and the president go deeper into trying to get more countries to interfere in our elections. I think public...
  • Bolstered By Impeachment Inquiry, Trump Campaign And RNC Raise $125 Million

    10/01/2019 9:42:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 1, 2019 | Tamara Keith and Amita Kelly
    The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee took in a huge haul in the third quarter, which ended Monday — a combined $125 million. This means that this year alone, they've raised more than $300 million — double the total that then-President Obama and the Democratic Party had raised at this point in 2011 on Obama's way to a successful reelection bid. But there's a big difference between now and 2011 — President Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry. The campaign claims that this move by House Democrats helped supercharge Trump's fundraising. Three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
  • Jeff Flake tells GOP not to support Trump in 2020

    09/30/2019 11:12:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 30, 2019 | Devan Cole
    The rest of the title: It's 'time to risk your careers in favor of your principles.' Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake on Monday urged Republicans in Congress not to support President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid, saying they have a moral obligation to put their principles first -- even if it means risking their careers. Flake, a longtime Trump critic who has before argued that the Republican Party should not support the President in 2020, made his case in an op-ed published in The Washington Post titled "Fellow Republicans, there's still time to save your souls," writing that Senate Republicans...
  • GOP Leadership Memo Suggests Senate Cannot Block Trial If House Votes To Impeach Trump

    09/29/2019 10:04:26 PM PDT · by rintintin · 128 replies
    Huffpost ^ | Sept 28 2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    The Republican leadership issued a memo Saturday clarifying that the Senate must take action if the House of Representatives approves articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The statement came in response to concerns that the Senate could simply refuse to hold a trial. “There is no way we could somehow bar the doors and prevent the managers from presenting the articles to the Senate,” stated the memo, which was obtained by HuffPost. “The rules of impeachment are clear on this point.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also said as much in a March interview with NPR: “If it...
  • Which GOP Senators Would Vote to Impeach Trump? Jeff Flake Says There Are 35

    09/28/2019 5:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jennifer Doherty
    Former Senator Jeff Flake caused a stir Saturday when he amended Republican consultant Mike Murphy's comment that 30 GOP senators would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if they could keep their votes secret. "That's not true," the former Arizona senator said. "There would be at least 35." Until his retirement from the Senate earlier this year, Flake was among the small but notable cohort of Republican senators who remained vocal in their opposition to Trump after the election. While most of the Senate's 53 Republican members have stuck to the White House's talking points since the House of Representatives...
  • 2 Republican governors say they support Trump impeachment inquiry

    09/27/2019 5:40:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | September 27, 2019 | The Washington Post
    For the first time, two Republican governors have publicly supported the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, a new development in an intensifying political fracas that has so far been largely partisan. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, both outspoken critics of Trump, said Thursday that they favored the investigation, but Scott added that he would wait for more information before calling for further action against the president. In a statement to The Washington Post, Scott called the inquiry "appropriate" and said it is a key part of Congress's duty as a co-equal branch of government. "I...
  • Soros Open Borders Lobby: Trump Impeachment ‘Right Thing to Do’

    09/26/2019 7:09:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/26/2019 | JOHN BINDER
    The open borders lobby, partially funded by billionaire George Soros, is supporting elected Democrats’ demands to impeach President Trump. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) leads Democrats’ efforts to impeach Trump over a phone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, open borders organizations like United We Dream are backing the plan. Online, United We Dream posted to their Twitter account that the impeachment of Trump is “the right thing to do,” writing further that their open borders activists are “with the millions of people telling the truth about Trump and the Members of Congress who have said enough is enough!”...
  • House Republicans blast Dems' impeachment inquiry in fiery press conference

    09/25/2019 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/25/19 | House Republicans
    House Republicans blast Pelosi and the Dems.
  • Trump and Republicans don't hate gun control because of the NRA. They just love guns.

    09/24/2019 1:32:55 PM PDT · by libstripper · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept. 24, 2019 | Noah Berlatsky
    "Democrats say we have guns in America because of 'corruption,'" former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared on Twitter on Sept. 12. "No, we have guns because it's our God-given right enshrined in the Constitution." The second part of that tweet is silly; God didn't give people the right to own AR-15s any more than a divine entity gave Americans the right to own automobiles without seat belts. The first part of Sanders’ tweet, though, is mostly accurate. The National Rifle Association's money doesn't corrupt Republican legislators. Instead, Republicans oppose gun control because conservative political identity is today...
  • GOP Candidate Seeks Votes of Fellow Pessimists [semi-satire]

    09/23/2019 9:54:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill) says he wants to give voters who, like himself, have given up on America a choice in the 2020 election. “The Republican Party has become unrecognizable to me since Donald Trump has become president,” Walsh complained. “He has turned the venerable party of convivial losers into bare-knuckle brawlers vying for control of the government against our estimable friends on the other side.” Walsh says he is “particularly disturbed by the interruption of the transformation set in motion by former President Obama. Trump has unleashed an uncomfortable acceleration in economic growth that threatens to scramble social...
  • Newt Gingrich: House Republicans and 2020 -- Retirements really mean THIS (not what you think)

    09/20/2019 2:02:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    It has been amazing to watch the national media’s coverage of the 2020 congressional elections so far. Virtually all the coverage has contained the same message: Republicans are retiring in droves, and this must mean 2020 will be a tough election for the GOP. Headlines, such as CNN’s “Here's why members of the House GOP keep abandoning ship” and USA Today’s “More than a dozen Republicans are leaving Congress. Here are the lawmakers who aren't running again in 2020” are prefect examples of the national media narrative. The problem with this narrative is it’s misleading and incomplete. What the trivia-focused,...
  • Never Trump Republicans quietly preparing to back Biden

    09/18/2019 10:14:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | September 19, 2019 12:00 AM | David M. Drucker
    Republicans opposed to President Trump are quietly preparing to support Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, backing that could materialize in the primary as he attempts to fend off a surging Elizabeth Warren. Some Republican operatives active in Never Trump circles are discussing what form support for Biden might take and the timing. Groups such as Stand Up Republic, co-founded by prominent Never Trump Republicans Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn, could target disaffected GOP voters in key micro-battlegrounds with finely tailored advertising in a bid to boost Biden in the Democratic primary. Biden, 76, is the most likely Democrat to receive measurable...