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  • A new Party?

    01/26/2021 4:45:47 PM PST · by 1of10 · 95 replies
    01/26/2021 | 1of10
    A new Party? Why? We already own the old one.With the victory of Donald Trump we saw the result of the Conservative movement that started with the TEA party effort some years ago. All that remains is to clear out the old deadwood that clings to the bottom of the ship. Look at the big map, a lot of red on there. And with the wind of change that Donald Trump has brought with him, we should be able to clean house right down to the local dog catcher.. But .. and yes there is a but ... Trump has...
  • UPDATE: Just five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

    01/26/2021 2:12:58 PM PST · by RandFan · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/26/21 03:27 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate sent a strong signal Tuesday that there are not nearly enough votes to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial when only five GOP senators rejected an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to declare the looming trial unconstitutional. The Senate voted 55-45 to set aside Paul's motion, with all but five GOP senators siding with Paul. GOP Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) voted with Democrats to table Paul's point of order. The vote is the clearest sign yet that Trump is heading toward a second...
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul on the Senate floor re: impeachment (MUST SEE: Naming names!)

    01/26/2021 12:12:51 PM PST · by RandFan · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 26 | Sen. Rand Paul
    During a meeting of the Senate on Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul unleashes facts. Video...
  • Rand Paul to force vote to gauge Republican support for Trump impeachment trial

    01/26/2021 11:49:51 AM PST · by RandFan · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 26 | By Clare Foran and Manu Raju, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul plans to force a test vote on Tuesday that will show how many Republicans support holding an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump and how many believe a trial should not take place. Paul, a Kentucky Republican, told reporters he's going to force a procedural vote on the constitutionality of a Senate trial. The vote is expected to take place Tuesday afternoon after senators are sworn in as jurors. "I think there will be enough (votes) to show that more than a third of the Senate thinks that the whole proceeding is unconstitutional, which will show...
  • Meghan McCain: Katie Couric, others calling for 'deprogramming' Republicans can 'go to hell'

    01/25/2021 2:56:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    foxnews ^ | 01/25/2021 | David Rutz
    "The View" co-host Meghan McCain said Monday that liberals like Katie Couric and others who had called for the "deprogramming" of some Donald Trump supporters could "go to hell." McCain said she thought there would be a stronger desire for unity from Democrats in the aftermath of President Biden's election win, but she said the language from liberals had been more concerned with dehumanizing Trump supporters, which she called dangerous for Democrats and the country. Couric and several others, including McCain's "The View" colleague Sunny Hostin, have referred to Trump backers as "brainwashed" or in need of "deprogramming" in the...
  • How Mitch McConnell Can Preserve The Filibuster And With It A Republican Voice In The Senate

    01/25/2021 2:48:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 25, 2021 | Rachel Bovard
    Far from being a helpless minority, Senate Republicans are in a powerful position to leverage their consent for key priorities from their voters.In a Senate that is now split 50-50, newly minted Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his counterpart, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, are negotiating a power-sharing agreement. Although Vice President Kamala Harris wields the tie-breaking vote for Democrats on the Senate floor, the two parties must negotiate how they will manage the day-to-day operations of the institution. What McConnell agrees to in the upcoming days will tell us a lot about how the Senate GOP plans to comport itself...
  • MAGA Patriot Party Officially Filed With The Federal Election Commission Today

    01/25/2021 10:32:27 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 100 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.25.2020 | Alex D.
    Unverified rumors Donald Trump could be about to launch a new political party has been growing since he promised a comeback as he left the White House. While the former president has not announced any such plan, many of his supporters have championed the idea of a new so-called “Patriot Party.” George Papadopoulos has said on Twitter that the “Patriot Party will be a viable third party,” Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs has suggested the name has a “great ring to it,” while far-right social media personalities such as Lin Wood have circulated logos featuring a lion for a party of...
  • State Legislatures And Election Processes Are Crucial For The GOP This Year

    01/25/2021 4:31:22 AM PST · by LSUfan · 44 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 21 January 21 | MacAoidh
    You’ll see lots of items this week and for the next several weeks talking about how the Republican Party is in the wilderness and where does it go from here, etc. The fact is, most of this is overblown and a large chunk of it is, essentially, concern-trolling from the Bush Republican crowd who are trying to angle for a return to some sort of leadership within the GOP.The prospect of that is pretty minimal, frankly. Donald Trump leaves office, per Rasmussen, with a 51 percent approval rating. If Trump takes a six month vacation from making public statements while...
  • Romney suggests 'new faces' of post-Trump GOP: Christie, Cotton, Rubio, Sasse, Hogan, Baker

    01/24/2021 3:35:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 187 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | JANUARY 24, 2021 | DAVID SHERFINSKI
    Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said on “Fox News Sunday” that new faces of the Republican Party have the potential to flourish now that former President Trump is out of office. He named Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska as potential spokespeople. “So there will be some new faces,” Mr. Romney said. “President Trump, of course, will continue to have influence, but I think our party is going to return to some of our more fundamental principles, which is fiscal responsibility, believing in the importance of character,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: State Dept Docs Reveal Pence Chief Of Staff Referred Biden Bud Frank Luntz For Secretary Role.

    01/23/2021 1:56:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The National ^ | 1/23/2021 | RAHEEM KASSAM AND NATALIE WINTERS
    Luntz was recommended for the position, which aims to “lead America’s public diplomacy outreach, which includes messaging to counter terrorism and violent extremism” by Short, whom President Trump viewed as partly responsible for Pence’s certification of electors on January 6th and saw his White House access revoked in response. The revelations come from a leaked “highly confidential” State Department document, which outlines Short’s rationale for the position was Luntz’s previous work in “PR” and as a “GOP Political Pollster.” “Support the achievement of U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance national security by informing and influencing...
  • GOP Congressman Proposes Bribing Americans with Stimulus Money to Take Experimental COVID Vaccines

    01/22/2021 6:37:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Big League ^ | 1/22/2021 | Shane Trejo
    A Republican Congressman is proposing to bribe Americans with federal stimulus cash in order to coerce them into getting experimental COVID-19 vaccines that have already shown to produce tremendous negative side-effects. Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) intends to make the next stimulus check contingent upon receiving the controversial and novel vaccinations. Stivers aims to deny $1,400 for ailing Americans desperate for economic relief unless they are stuck with the Big Pharma shots.
  • AOC Says She Skipped Inauguration Partly Because She Didn’t ‘Feel Safe’ Around GOP Members Of Congress

    01/22/2021 2:28:36 PM PST · by blam · 117 replies
    Truly Times ^ | 1-22-2021
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was noticeably missing from President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The self-described democratic socialist claimed that security concerns were a factor in her skipping the inauguration, adding that she and fellow Democratic lawmakers don’t feel safe around Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez appeared on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” where she was asked about her absence at President Biden’s inauguration. “You knew that people would ask why you weren’t there,” CNN host Chris Cuomo said Thursday evening. “This was a good cause, from your perspective, of dealing with your constituency. But this was supposed to be a show of force,...
  • One Way The GOP Can Keep Trump’s Base And Win Back The Suburbs

    01/22/2021 12:05:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 151 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 22, 2021 | Emily Jashinsky
    What will help Republicans unite this difficult coalition is packaging an anti-establishment temperament and policy agenda in leaders of strong character. With Donald Trump out of office, Republicans now face the difficult balancing act of retaining new voters he brought into the party while bringing back voters he alienated. Remarkably, Trump brought former Democrats and union workers and minorities into the GOP. He also oversaw some bleeding in the suburbs. To stop the tide of illiberal cultural leftism, Republicans can’t afford to write off either group. I don’t know what degree of political involvement Trump will have going forward. I...
  • McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict

    01/22/2021 10:21:14 AM PST · by Magnatron · 173 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 22 January 2021 | Michael Warren and Jamie Gangel
    As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned that dozens of influential Republicans around Washington -- including former top Trump administration officials -- have been quietly lobbying GOP members of Congress to impeach and convict Donald Trump. The effort is not coordinated but reflects a wider battle inside the GOP between those loyal to Trump and those who want to sever ties and ensure he can never run for President again. The lobbying started in the House after the January 6 attack on the Capitol and in the days leading up...
  • Arizona GOP calling for chairwoman of AZ Republican Party to resign [5,000 leave GOP]

    01/22/2021 9:48:16 AM PST · by wildcard_redneck · 44 replies
    KOLD 13 News ^ | January 22, 2021 | Shelby Trahan
    [In a letter to the Chairwoman of the AZ Republican Party, Kelli Ward, Arizona GOP leaders of the party write:]"Your egregious distortions of truth are disturbing and duplicitous. The misunderstood messages include:Raising $23 million for the AZGOP when in truth, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Victory Campaign provided the funding. The saddest part of this unfortunate reality is the cash flow of the state G.O.P. cannot sustain staff positions in the future without significant fundraising efforts;Voter registration is hemorrhaging in Arizona with the loss of more than 5,000 registered voters since January 6, negating gains by District Chairmen...
  • Bouchard announces primary bid against Cheney in 2022

    01/22/2021 8:33:10 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 23 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 1/20/2021 | Cayla Nimmo
    Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard has announced he will be running against Rep. Liz Cheney in the 2022 Republican primary. In a news release announcing his campaign Wednesday, the hard-line conservative state senator said he was running to oust Cheney for her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a riot Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Is the GOP Still the Party of Donald Trump?

    01/22/2021 7:44:54 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 65 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/22/2021 | Rachel Bucchino
    Experts also expect to see some form of a primary challenge due to the intra-party divisions. “I expect we'll see primary challengers for at least some of the Republicans that voted to impeach Trump, and perhaps even for some of those who voted against impeachment but for certifying the electoral college results,” Fong said. “I think it's too early to say whether those challenges will be particularly dangerous or not. On the one hand, it's always unpleasant to face a primary challenger who can run on a simple, salient message like, ‘He opposed Trump; I'm for Trump.’ On the other...
  • Here's Why President Trump Should Not Form a New Political Party: Trump’s base needs to become one of the new factions that strikes a deal to build a new coalition.

    01/22/2021 7:16:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/22/2021 | Stacey Lennox
    The Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump had talked to aides about the idea of starting a new political party. His urge is understandable. Considering the events that have transpired since the January 6th riots and some Republicans voting to impeach him, emotions are high. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s floor speech was rather shocking as well as disappointing. Even more so in light of additional information that the Capitol’s breach was planned in advance, not a result of Trump’s comments that day. That really weakens any incitement charge. However, I would ask President Trump to pause for a...
  • Hundreds of Central Florida Republicans leave the party after Capitol riot

    01/21/2021 6:37:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/21/21 | STEVEN LEMONGELLO
    Hundreds of registered Republicans have switched parties or became independents in Central Florida in the week since the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by a pro-President Trump mob, elections supervisors say. The number is small compared with the tens of thousands of registered voters for each party. But even that amount of movement is unusual outside of any election or registration deadline, one elections expert said. “It’s probably very rare [to switch],” said Daniel A. Smith, the chair of political science at the University of Florida. “Generally, where we see the changes are from [having] no party affiliation to...
  • GOP pigs go full 'Animal Farm' and stab Trump in the back

    01/21/2021 6:05:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/21/2021 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Scarcely had Donald Trump even packed his last bags and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was already throwing his final daggers at the president’s back, cutting deals with the Democrats, meeting behind closed doors with Sen. Chuck Schumer. It’s the final step. The “four legs good, two legs bad” has successfully shifted to “four legs better.” For those who aren’t familiar: The phrases come from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” the fictional account of a barnyard uprising against the oppressive humans. The rebellion, buoyed by the phrase “four legs good, two legs bad” — as a means of keeping the...