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  • El Paso mayor says Trump called him ‘RINO’ aka ‘Republican in Name Only’

    08/15/2019 8:56:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 2019 | 10:57pm | Chris Perez
    The mayor of El Paso claims that President Trump referred to him as a “RINO” — aka “Republican in Name Only” — during his visit to the grieving Texas city last week after the Walmart shooting. The condemnation allegedly came during a private meeting and stemmed from a disagreement the two had back in February over Trump’s proposed border wall. “He said, ‘You’re a RINO,’ and I said, ‘No, sir. I am not a RINO,’ ” recalled Mayor Dee Margo in an interview for PBS’ “Frontline.” “I said … ‘I simply corrected the misinformation you were given by [the Texas]...
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw Explains His Support for ‘Red Flag Laws’

    08/11/2019 7:19:55 PM PDT · by SanchoP · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Crenshaw said, “Clearly, when we said ‘Red Flag Laws’ you guys stop listening, you can’t hear what we are suggesting, because understandably you automatically assume that we are just agreeing with the left’s version of that law. And we all know the left’s version would not be good, it would not protect due process.” Crenshaw continued, “At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to confiscate weapons where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It’s that simple, and this isn’t that controversial.” He went on to explain that everything turns on due process...
  • It’s not too late to tell the GOP to keep their 2nd Amendment promises

    08/11/2019 6:34:17 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | August 11, 2019 | JD Rucker
    If you’re having a hard time distinguishing between many of our Republicans lawmakers and their Democratic counterparts lately, you’re not alone. The calls for gun control laws coming from both sides are deafening following last weekend’s mass shootings. They’re crumbling under the pressure of progressives who claim thoughts and prayers are not enough, that we must DO something. The problem is in emotional reactions that are driving the calls for universal background checks, red flag gun laws, and “assault weapons” bans. Many Republicans are scrambling for a response, not a solution. They’re trying to find something they can hang their...
  • Nebraska GOP tells Republican lawmaker to register as Democrat

    08/06/2019 7:26:26 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/2019 | Justin Wise
    The Nebraska Republican Party on Monday called for GOP state Sen. John McCollister to re-register as a Democrat after he accused the party of enabling white supremacy in the United States. ... McCollister gained national attention on Sunday after sharing a series of tweets condemning the Republican Party for what he described as its complicity in "obvious racist and immoral activity inside our party." "The Republican Party is enabling white supremacy in our country," McCollister said on Twitter. "As a lifelong Republican, it pains me to say this, but it’s the truth."
  • Murphy unfollows Trump on Twitter after president’s racist tweets (Chris Murphy, CT)

    07/29/2019 5:42:19 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 71 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 28, 2019 | Julia Perkins
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., has unfollowed President Donald Trump on Twitter in the wake of attacks on Democratic congress members. “I’m unfollowing the President of the United States today on Twitter, because his feed is the most hate-filled, racist, and demeaning of the 200+ I follow, and it regularly ruins my day to read it,” Murphy tweeted Sunday morning. “So I’m just going to stop. I can’t believe I just typed that.” Democrats have condemned several of the presidents’ recent tweets as racist. Two weeks ago, Trump tweeted four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back … (to) the...
  • Morale at The View is more 'toxic' than ever with Meghan McCain being 'root of it all, [tr]

    07/26/2019 8:06:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2019 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    The View has become more toxic than ever and morale among staffers is at an all-time low - and it's all due to Meghan McCain, insiders have exclusively told DailyMail.com. The 34-year-old conservative is at the root of discord behind the scenes at ABC's long-running daytime talk show, earning her the nickname 'Manic McCain!' by producers for her inappropriate outbursts on screen and off. McCain's spats with co-host Joy Behar, including calling her a b***h on live TV and accusing Sunny Hostin of leaking negative stories about her, have reached such a boiling point that group Hot Topics meetings have...
  • Congress must save pensions for 1.3M retirees: Fmr. House Speaker John Boehner

    07/21/2019 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 86 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 07/18/19 | Henry Fernandez
    Former House Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Joe Crowley are joining forces in a bipartisan effort to combat a looming pension crisis affecting nearly 1.3 million American retirees Opens a New Window. Boehner, the Ohio Republican who retired in 2015, is part of the Retirement Security Coalition, a leading force that is raising awareness to the underfunded multiemployer benefit plans. “The job Joe and I have taken on is to try to elevate the seriousness of this problem," he told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto Opens a New Window. on Thursday. "And Congress really does in fact need to act."...
  • George Will on the need to defeat Trump

    07/21/2019 12:21:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 99 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 17, 2019
    Conservative columnist George Will, who left the Republican Party after it nominated Trump in 2016, explains to Lawrence O’Donnell why Republican lawmakers are standing by Trump and the long-term damage he thinks Trump is doing to America's civic culture.
  • Sununu Signs Bill Requiring Menstrual Care Products Be Available in Schools

    07/18/2019 1:59:03 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    indepthnh.org ^ | July 17, 2019 | Nancy West
    CONCORD – Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law SB 142 requiring menstrual hygiene products in school restrooms. “This legislation is about equality and dignity” Sununu said.
  • Former Texas Judge Denounces Trump for Racism, Leaves Republican Party

    07/16/2019 7:45:12 PM PDT · by libh8er · 89 replies
    Law.com ^ | 7.16.2019 | Angela Morris
    Former Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Elsa Alcala, a longtime Republican, typically avoids politics on social media but broke that practice on Monday to denounce President Donald Trump, “for my own conscience,” she wrote on Facebook. Trump “is the worst president in the history of this country,” said her Facebook post. The president has an ideology of racism, the judge wrote, adding she couldn’t say anything positive that would absolve Trump of his “rotten core.” “I have been thinking about this for years and I hoped things would get better but they never did,” Alcala told Texas Lawyer. “I...
  • Mark Sanford, SC Republican, former US Rep, considers presidential run against Trump

    07/16/2019 9:08:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | July 16, 2019 | Caitlin Byrd
    Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina congressman ousted from office after President Donald Trump urged voters to reject him, is considering a run for president. Sanford, in an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Post and Courier, confirmed he will take the next month to formulate whether he will mount a potential run against Trump as a way of pushing a national debate about America’s mounting debt, deficit and government spending. He would run as a Republican.
  • Kevin McCarthy defends AOC Squad after Trump attacks: 'This is their country'

    07/15/2019 6:44:53 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 160 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/15/2019 | Staff
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says President Donald Trump is not a racist. But he also says four Democratic congresswomen of color whom Trump said should return to their native countries should not have to leave the U.S. The California Republican told reporters on Monday: “This is their country.” Three of the four congresswomen were born in the U.S., and all are Americans.
  • Will column: To defeat Trump Democrats should nominate Bennet.

    07/14/2019 11:10:23 AM PDT · by CA_soon_gone · 40 replies
    Post Independent ^ | 7-14-2019 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40% of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary function, which is to set national priorities. Bennet is too serious a person to be content in today’s Senate, and if Democrats are as serious as they say they are about defeating Donald Trump, Bennet should be their nominee.
  • Romney Opposes Trump Yet Again, Goes to Bat for Paul Ryan

    07/12/2019 6:23:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12,2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Mitt Romney (R-UT) came to the defense of former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) Friday after President Trump tweeted a response to Ryan’s recent attack on Trump’s character. “The fault for our 2012 loss is mine alone; @SpeakerRyan was a tireless campaigner, fundraiser, and conservative champion. As the sole person who could unite the House, he acquiesced to be Speaker as a service to the country,” Romney tweeted Friday. “His selfless leadership and lifelong policy work were critical to the tax and regulatory reform that have helped propel the economy. A man like Paul Ryan does
  • John Kasich: ‘I think members of the Republican Party are in a coma right now’

    07/08/2019 8:29:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2019 | David Montgomery
    Former Ohio governor John Kasich has sent mixed signals about whether he will launch a primary challenge to President Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Now a senior political commentator for CNN, Kasich says he has bigger things on his mind. You said recently [about challenging Trump]: “There’s no path right now for me. ... I’ve never gotten involved in a race that I didn’t think I could win.” Then you tweeted, “While the path looks tough, all of my options are on the table.” What factors are you considering before you make the final decision? Whether there’s a...
  • Why Bill Barr Is So Dangerous

    07/01/2019 9:03:23 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 81 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 30, 2019 | Donald Belton Ayer, former US Deputy Attorney General under George H. W. Bush
    He is using the office he holds to advance his extraordinary lifetime project of assigning unchecked power to the president. Buried behind our president’s endless stream of lies and malicious self-serving remarks are actions that far transcend any reasonable understanding of his legal authority. Donald Trump disdains, more than anything else, the limitations of checks and balances on his power. Witness his assertion of a right to flout all congressional subpoenas; his continuing refusal to disclose his tax returns, notwithstanding Congress’s statutory right to secure them; his specific actions to bar congressional testimony by government officials; and his personal attacks...
  • GOP Rep. McClintock: What We Are Seeing in North Korea ‘Vintage Trumpian Negotiation’

    07/01/2019 7:43:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/2019 | Trent Baker
    Sunday, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) commented on President Donald Trump’s visit to North Korea, calling it “vintage” Trump. McClintock said on Fox News Channel what Trump is doing with dictator Kim Jong-un is something seen from his book, “The Art of the Deal,” to obtain peace with North Korea and help the country have the chance to “enter the international community and open up [Kim Jong-un’s] country to enormous investment and prosperity.” “If you want to understand Donald Trump, read ‘The Art of the Deal,'” McClintock stated. “What we’re seeing, I think, is vintage Trumpian negotiation. You take a very,...
  • Jack Posobiec On Twitter: Hi @MittRomney! Do You Continue To Endorse Antifa?

    06/30/2019 10:18:26 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/29/2109 | Jack Posobiec
    Mitt Romney, Twitter: "No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes." 8:14 PM - 15 Aug 2017.
  • Hagel says Congress needs to do its duty and put country over party or president

    06/21/2019 7:07:20 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 47 replies
    JOURNALSTAR.COM ^ | 06/19/2019 | DON WALTON
    It's time for Congress to step up, reclaim its constitutional authority and exercise its duty to place country over party or president or political gain, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Monday. "I think the Congress has forfeited its powers in many ways, allowing the president to be the dominant branch of government," Nebraska's former two-term Republican senator said in a telephone interview from suburban Washington. And that's even more dangerous when "this president, probably more than any we've ever had, is less informed, more arrogant, bullying people, really ignorant about our government and the consequences of his actions,"...
  • Utah Voters: Time to Censure and Rebuke Rat Romney to Save our Christian Republic (pic)

    06/19/2019 4:08:10 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 34 replies
    Free Republic vanity ^ | 6/19/2019 | PoconoPundit
    Of all the Never-Trumpers, Romney is the most danagerous. Thankfully, McCain, Flake and Ryan are gone.  George Will and Peggy Noonan have been thoroughly outed as fake conservatives.  But Romney, owing to his national name recognition, is still a major obstacle thwarting the Rivival of our Republic. The irony is that Romney, the Elite's handpicked "Presidential Puppet" and "Designated Loser" has been totally outclassed by Trump in the last two and a half years.  All Romney seems to be good at is losing, but Trump has chaulked up win after win after win as President and Diplomat. With back-to-back...