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  • GOP House Members Introduce Bill to Repeal National Firearms Act

    01/25/2023 9:22:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-25-2023 | AWR Hawkins
    A group of Republican House members led by Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO) put forth legislation Wednesday to repeal the National Firearms Act (1934), thereby stripping the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) of the ability to turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals. The legislation is called the Repeal the NFA Act. Burlison tweeted: “The Repeal the NFA Act will strip the ATF of its authority to criminalize lawful gun owners and undo nearly 90 years of assault on our fundamental freedoms. I’m proud to stand with Americans nationwide as we take this issue head-on.”
  • INSANE: Paul Krugman Calls GOP ‘Economic Terrorists’

    01/24/2023 2:15:56 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/24/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Have legitimate concerns about the national debt? Well, you may just be one of those GOP “economic terrorists,” according to New York Times bloviator-in-chief Paul Krugman. Krugman’s Jan. 19 column spewed bile at GOP congressional members seeking spending concessions from President Joe Biden on the debt ceiling issue. “Don’t Try to Appease Economic Terrorists,” the headline read. Yes, Krugman actually used the word “terrorists.” [Emphasis added.] He sugar-coated the issue falsely claiming that raising the debt ceiling “simply allows the government to honor its promises, which include everything from paying interest on its debt to sending checks to Social Security...
  • Booker: GOP Refusal to Pass Gun Laws ‘Dereliction of Duty’

    01/24/2023 10:56:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-24-2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he believed Republicans’ refusal to pass “common sense gun safety” was a “dereliction of duty.” Booker said, “There are common sense gun safety things that we can do in this country that majority of Americans agree on, like universal background checks, gun safety locks. There are things we agree on. The problem in America is that we have a major political party that is not willing to do the common sense things that would make us safer.
  • Republicans, It’s Time To Get Your Act Together On Early And Mail-In Voting

    01/24/2023 9:06:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/24/2023 | Scott R. Pressler
    The Republican Party must mobilize a national early and mail-in voting strategy in key states to be competitive in 2024.For months leading up to the 2022 midterm election, pundits with crystal balls emphatically declared, “The red wave is coming!” To their credit, a perfect storm was brewing: The party out of power historically performs well during a midterm. President Joe Biden’s approval rating was underwater, and working-class families were suffering from the highest inflation rate in more than 40 years. Nonetheless, Republicans only won a narrow majority in the House and lost a Senate seat in Pennsylvania. What turned the...
  • Senate Minority Whip John Thune Urges Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to Caucus With Republicans

    01/24/2023 8:49:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/24/2023 | Rick Moran
    Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.), one of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (I-Ariz.) best friends in the Senate, is urging the newly independent senator to caucus with Republicans. Sinema announced last month that she was leaving the Democratic Party and was registering as an independent. She also said at that time that she wouldn’t caucus with Republicans. But Thune points out that Sinema has worked closely with several Republicans to advance legislation and that if she’s going to run for re-election, it will make the race far less complicated. On Monday, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego announced that he was running in...
  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    01/23/2023 11:27:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-23 | Vince
    In March of 1962 JFK observed that “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Sixty years later his words resonate. We are seeing the foundations laid for a revolution. Whether that revolution is peaceful or violent remains to be seen. With virtually every society over time power becomes accumulated into the hands of the few elites. Those elites in turn run the nation as their personal fiefdoms where they utilize the machinery of the state to enrich themselves, accumulate power and use trifles to appease the exponentially larger population of serfs they rule over. This reality...
  • The Nixon legacy has lessons for Biden and today’s GOP

    01/23/2023 9:19:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-23-2023 | WILLIAM ANTHOLIS
    In his second inaugural, a triumphant president claimed a mandate and sought a legacy. He had won a true landslide — 60 percent of the popular vote. He won all but one state in the Electoral College. Only George Washington and James Monroe had done better, with unanimous Electoral College reelections. That reelected president was Richard Nixon, re-inaugurated 50 years ago in January 1973. After his second inaugural address, his popularity stood at 67 percent. Nixon had campaigned in 1972 on prosperity and world leadership, and on the promise of peace. The economy was booming, with a real growth rate...
  • Warren: GOP Want to Create ‘Economic Chaos’ to Help Trump Get Reelected

    01/23/2023 8:07:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-23-2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that House Republicans want “economic chaos” to help former President Donald Trump get re-elected. When asked about the debt ceiling, Warren said, “We got to call the Republicans out on this. They are threatening to wreck our entire economy just to protect a wealthy handful. If this were really about the national debt, then there are plenty of places we could go to stitch up loopholes like no more of the tax havens abroad to get that under control, but that is not where the Republicans want to go. Instead,...
  • Democrats May Have to Bargain On Negotiations With GOP Over Debt Ceiling

    01/22/2023 4:31:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/22/2023 | Sarah Arnold
    Democrats may have to come to the table prepared to negotiate with Republicans over the debt ceiling that could put the U.S. economy down a hole. However, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and President Joe Biden have so far refused to settle with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) on raising the debt ceiling. Last week, McCarthy called on Democrats to discuss plans to increase the federal debt limit despite Biden and Schumer standing their ground, avoiding all talks. “What I would like to do is I would like to sit down with all the leaders and especially the president...
  • DoJ to GOP: There are "limits" on our cooperation with your investigations

    01/21/2023 6:42:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    One of the promises that Speaker McCarthy made as the new House GOP majority was being seated this year was that there were going be investigations taking place. Lots of investigations, particularly into subjects that the Democratic majority had curiously shown little interest in. One of those areas was the political weaponization of the FBI and other elements of the Department of Justice and the intelligence community against Joe Biden’s political opponents. But before they could even begin the process, the DoJ sent a letter this week to Jim Jordan, the new head of the House Judiciary Committee that would...
  • How RNC Policy Lost a Winnable House Seat

    01/21/2023 9:49:40 AM PST · by lasereye · 30 replies
    American Greatness ^ | January 20, 2023 | By Matt Braynard
    While working on combat veteran and Gold Star husband Joe Kent’s campaign for Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District, I knew by early October we were in trouble. We had overcome a $10 million deficit in the primary—owing almost entirely to Republicans backing the incumbent—but that came at a cost. We had exhausted our $3 million war chest and went into the general election broke. Our Democratic opponent emerged from the primary unscathed with about $3 million cash on hand. We had about six weeks before voting began and we were ultimately outspent 6-to-1. While Nancy Pelosi’s super PAC spent a...
  • Maher: I Get GOP Saying We Have ‘to Cut up the Credit Card’ after Massive COVID Spending Was Stolen

    01/21/2023 7:23:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that he understands Republicans saying that “an adult has to cut up the credit card” after overspending on the coronavirus that ended up being stolen. Maher said that tying spending cuts to increasing the ceiling is “Republicans’ way of saying, Democrats spend too much money, of course, only when they’re not president. When a Republican is president, it’s never a problem, the debt ceiling and then spending money is never a problem.” And spending increased under the Trump administration without protest from Republicans.
  • Nikki Haley exploring 2024 presidential run: 'I've never lost a race'

    01/19/2023 2:41:10 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 19, 2023 | Adam sabes
    Former South Carolina Governor and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley says she's close on making a decision to run for president in 2024. Well, when you're looking at a run for president, you look at two things. You first look at ‘does the current situation push for new?’ The second question is, ‘am I that person that could be that new leader?’ You know, on the first question, you can look all across the board, domestic, foreign policy. You can look at, you know, inflation going up, economy shrinking, government getting bigger, you know, small business owners not being able...
  • Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp says Trump 'didn't do a good enough job' of making the case for a second term in 2020

    01/15/2023 8:32:28 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 104 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan 14, 2023 | John L. Dorman
    For nearly two years, former President Donald Trump criticized Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia for not helping him overturn now-President Joe Biden's victory in the Southern swing state in the 2020 election. In advance of the 2022 midterms, Trump even recruited former Sen. David Perdue to run against Kemp in the GOP gubernatorial primary, but the governor defeated him landslide — a reflection of his strength among Peach State conservatives. And in the November general election, Kemp defeated his Democratic archrival Stacey Abrams by nearly eight points, winning by nearly 300,000 votes — a marked improvement over his roughly...
  • Pennsylvania legislators cut a bipartisan deal built on friendship. Will the bond survive?

    01/15/2023 6:26:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 15, 2023 | The Washington Post
    HARRISBURG — When Republican state legislator Jim Gregory nominated his Democratic friend and colleague Mark Rozzi to be speaker of the Pennsylvania House this month, the move stunned close political observers and seemed to offer new hope for bipartisanship. As with the nation, politics in this critical swing state, the country’s fifth-most populous, have become bitterly divided in recent years along ideological, geographical and racial lines. Donald Trump won the state in 2016, and Joe Biden took it back in 2020. False claims over the legitimacy of the 2020 contest became prominent Pennsylvania GOP rallying cries in 2022 and reinforced...
  • Republican Party of Kentucky, Home State of Mitch McConnell, Receives Generous $1 Million Donation From Pfizer

    01/14/2023 6:52:50 PM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 14, 2023 | Sundance
    As many have eloquently said before, politics is a circle of money. The politicians provide taxpayer funds to selected private sector businesses, and those corporations fund the political efforts of the politicians. It’s a circle of interests disconnected from the American electorate.In the latest example, the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer, a multinational who received billions in taxpayer funds for their COVID-19 vaccination and other efforts, now gives a generous $1 million contribution to the Republican Party of Kentucky to expand a new building for the state party. Kentucky is the home state of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.Nothing to see here, move...
  • Editorial: Defunding IRS is a political stunt, and a terrible idea (barf)

    01/14/2023 6:25:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 13, 2023 | The Editorial Board
    The new Republican-controlled House of Representatives got off to a bumpy start by attempting to repeal last year’s addition of of $71.5 billion to the IRS budget. It’s a political stunt with no chance of passing the U.S. Senate. Hamstringing the taxman doesn’t make taxes go away, but it does make it harder for taxpayers to pay them, the government to collect them and public agencies to function. Defunding the IRS would aggravate an already egregious problem: Billions of dollars of uncollected taxes, mostly from corporations and the wealthy. From 2014 to 2016, the IRS estimated $500 billion per year...
  • Can Republicans Still Win National Elections? After a disastrous 2022 midterm performance, the GOP may be poised for a period of prolonged opposition at the national level.

    01/13/2023 8:45:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/13/2023 | Michael O' Shea
    The 2022 midterm elections were a catastrophe for Republicans, and a historic one at that. Every meaningful trend favored GOP candidates: uneasy economic conditions, an unpopular president who seems better suited to a bingo hall, a volatile foreign-policy environment, and a midterm voter pool that has consistently favored Republicans. Democratic candidates won many competitive Senate races, and the nearly inevitable Republican takeover of the House barely materialized. Some candidates, like Kari Lake in Arizona, snatched defeat from the jaws of certain victory. And President Trump vented his frustration at pro-lifers who fueled his 2016 victory. It might be time to...
  • Devin Nunes warns GOP that special counsel investigating Biden a ‘Russia hoaxer’

    01/13/2023 8:27:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/13/2023 | Victor Nava
    Nunes, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Friday that special counsel Robert Hur tried to block the release of a GOP memo in 2018 that alleged the FBI abused its authority to investigate former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. “This special counsel that was appointed to look at Joe Biden is somebody we’re very familiar with,” Nunes said. “He is a Russia hoaxer himself. And I think the Republicans better check in. He has a lot of explaining to do because he was involved in the letter that was from the FBI...
  • Schumer blasts ‘extreme’ House GOP agenda: American people don’t want Congress to ‘just’ investigate

    01/13/2023 7:39:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted House Republicans’ “extreme” agenda on Friday for focusing so heavily on investigations in its first real week of business in Congress. “You know what the American people want us to do — they want us to do things to make their lives better,” Schumer told CNN on Friday morning. “They don’t want just Congress to investigate” The House voted strictly along party lines on Tuesday to form the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government within the Judiciary Committee. The subcommittee, which will be led by Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), aims...