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  • Why aren't there ever any dire predictions for Democrats ahead of elections?

    09/19/2018 9:04:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/19/2018 | Jack Hellner
    We get continuous warnings that Republicans are going to get trounced in the midterms this fall, not because of Republican policies, but because people just don't like President Trump. We were told that Republicans would get trounced in 2016 because people just didn't like Trump and he would drag the party down. On Monday, there was an article by the Associated Press that pushed that Democrat narrative.  Take a look: In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the...
  • Flake tells Jim Acosta if Ford does not appear "I think we'll have to move to the markup,"

    09/18/2018 5:04:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 9/18/18 | Jim Acosta
    Jim Acosta ‏ Verified account @Acosta Flake called me to apologize for missing the interview. He said he would support GOP push to move forward with Kavanaugh nomination if Ford does not appear at hearing. "I think we'll have to move to the markup," he said. "I hope she does (appear). I think she needs to be heard."
  • Corker: Senate Judiciary Committee Members Should ‘Move On’ If Ford Declines Opportunity To Testify

    09/18/2018 3:04:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 78 replies ^ | 9/18/18 | Henry Rodgers
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of high school-era sexual assault, needs to respond to Senate inquiries, and that the Judiciary Committee should “move on” if she declines. “I would hope that if someone has been given the opportunity to voice a concern that they have that they would do so,” Corker told The Daily Caller News Foundation in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday afternoon. “So that would be quite something, if she decided she did not want to testify. I would assume the committee would then move on, as they should.”...
  • Schumer's Minions - 78% of the Senate Democrats have been elected since the Alito hearings

    09/18/2018 4:59:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Ever wonder why the democrats operate in lockstep, why not a single democrat has decried Diane Feinstein and her Judiciary colleagues' militant tactics? Because Chuck Schumer has repopulated the Senate with visceral far-leftists. Here's the rundown. Brown (OH) - 2006 Cardin (MD) - 2006 Casey (PA) - 2006 Gillibrand (NY) - 2006 Kaine (VA) - 2006 Klobuchar (MN) - 2006 McCaskill (MO) - 2006 Menendez (NJ) - 2006 Sanders (VT) - 2006 Tester (MT) - 2006 Bennett (CO) - 2008 Merkley (OR) - 2008 Shaheen (NH) - 2008 Udall (NM) - 2008 Warner (VA) - 2008 Blumenthal (CT) - 2010...
  • Important Speech – Chairman Devin Nunes Discusses The Use of Legislative Branch Rules

    09/18/2018 4:53:39 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 2 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 18 2018 | sundance
    A few days ago, September 13th, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was given the Keeper of the Flame Award in Washington DC. Within his acceptance speech Chairman Nunes discusses the significance of this time in U.S. history. In the days and months following Watergate, the HPSCI was given specific rules within their legislative branch oversight, which actually became the most significant tools -utilized for the first time- to uncover intelligence abuses by the former administration. Additionally, Chairman Nunes expands on the “next steps.”
  • Web & TV Scripts for Republicans (Vanity/Activism)

    09/17/2018 4:46:55 PM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 13 September 2018 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    A long, thoughtful article on the 2018 battle for Congress got me thinking. Is it possible for the good folks at Free Republic to whip up a few short, punchy scripts for election commercials aimed at television and webcasting audiences? Perhaps excerpting the aforementioned article would be helpful: How Republicans Could Still Win A forthcoming poll suggests ways they can persuade voters in swing districts. This was a week of gloomy midterm polls for the Republican Party, with a wave of results projecting a Democratic takeover of the House and maybe even the Senate. But not all polls are created...
  • Hillary Clinton Complains: “Time to Abolish the Electoral College”

    09/17/2018 7:35:22 AM PDT · by PFW · 88 replies
    “You won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College,” Hillary Clinton wrote in a new op-ed in the Atlantic. Clinton complained that Trump was a racist who was destroying American democracy. “Trump has sunk far below the already-low bar he set for himself in his ugly campaign,” she wrote, ticking off a laundry list of offensive actions and public failures in his presidency. Clinton argued that Trump was a racist because of his comment about “shithole countries” in Africa while suggesting he did not care about the Latino storm victims in Puerto...
  • Kavanaugh’s accuser recovered her memory at the time Dems were panicked Romney would win

    09/17/2018 4:25:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 9/17/18 | Thomas Lifson
    Bookworm has noticed a very odd coincidence: after telling no one her story about the alleged incident for decades, she suddenly remembered and spoke about it in couples’ therapy in 2012, when leftists perceived the possibility that Mitt Romney, ahead in the polls, would win the presidency and appoint Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She writes: In 2012, Romney ran against Obama. Up until his 47% gaffe, Romney was doing well. He actually had a shot of winning. For the Democrats, as has been the case since Bork, having a Republican in the White House, especially with the ever-aging...
  • CBS poll... Missouri, Montana senate races in dead heat

    09/16/2018 7:18:55 PM PDT · by Conserv · 29 replies
    Poll out today. It's the CBS tracker poll that follows the same voters.
  • (Flashback) Secretive, Taxpayer-Financed Fund Used by Lawmakers Accused of Sexual Harassment

    09/16/2018 5:54:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 11/28/17 | Kevin Mooney
    The account has paid out $17 million in the past 10 years, public records show, although it is not clear how much of that was for cases of sexual harassment. “Right now, it’s very unclear to the taxpayer where this money is going,” Grace Morgan, director of external affairs for the Washington-based Taxpayers Protection Alliance, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “We don’t know who is getting paid the settlements and why they are getting paid the settlements,” Morgan said Monday. “The $17 million figure does not distinguish between sexual harassment claims and other general workplace claims. There...
  • New Kavanaugh Disclosure Shows Little Sign of Impeding His Nomination

    09/16/2018 5:06:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 9/15/18 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON — Sudden new revelations in Supreme Court confirmation fights are not new. Anita Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas surfaced after his initial hearings had concluded. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s first nominee to the court, faced claims that he had plagiarized parts of his book just as his nomination headed toward a Senate floor vote. Now the bitter and extremely contentious Senate fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has taken its own post-hearing turn with the disclosure that a top Democrat had for weeks possessed a letter accusing the nominee...

    09/15/2018 7:18:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    1340 The Fan ^ | September 15, 2018 | ROB SNYDER
    The Lubbock County Republican Party will be distributing long-awaited Ted Cruz re-election campaign yard signs on Sunday, September 16. The event, described as a "Republican tailgate", will be held from Noon-2pm in the back parking lot of the KFYO Studios at 4413 82nd Street (behind Abuelo's) in Lubbock. Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman Steve Evans will be in attendance, along with other supporters of the party. The Ted Cruz yard signs will distributed for free, first-come, first-served.
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    09/15/2018 3:24:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 68. 1 Supreme Court justice 26 Circuit Court judges 41 District Court judges Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh set for this Thursday, September 20th. After this, just two votes away from confirmation on the Senate floor, one for cloture, then one to confirm.
  • Emanuel's Choice Was Either Get Out Or Get Beat

    09/13/2018 4:37:49 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Nadig Press (Chicago) ^ | September 12, 2018 | Russ Stewart
    There are various exit strategies for a Chicago mayor. [G]et out before getting beat and not run for re-election. The most painful and humiliating is to run and get defeated. A mayor has to be egregiously inept to lose. And then there is the great beyond, dying in office. Smart mayors get out before they're voted out. Emanuel is a smart mayor. Make no mistake about this: With close to $9 million on-hand, Emanuel would have run in 2019 if he thought he would have won. His advisors concluded that he would not win, so he bailed, spewing forth the...
  • Trump-backed Eddie Edwards wins N.H. GOP primary; would be state's first black congressman

    09/11/2018 11:12:59 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 11, 2018 | Ass. Press writer
    A candidate endorsed by the Trump administration has won the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat in New Hampshire, and he’d be the state’s first black congressman if elected in November. Eddie Edwards, of Dover, won a six-way race in Tuesday’s GOP primary for the 1st Congressional District. Edwards is a Navy veteran who also served as a police chief and as chief enforcement officer for the state liquor commission.
  • In Texas, Ted Cruz Has ‘A Dogfight on His Hands,’ Some Republicans Admit

    09/11/2018 7:10:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 130 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/11/2018 | By Manny Fernandez and Mitchell Ferman
    HOUSTON — Days after a top adviser to President Trump questioned Senator Ted Cruz’s chances of winning re-election, the Texas lawmaker casually stepped into the pinnacle of his hometown’s energy industry on Tuesday — the lobby of the Petroleum Club of Houston, on the 35th floor of a downtown skyscraper. Mr. Cruz shook hands while holding a cup of McDonald’s coffee. By the end of his remarks to the American Petroleum Institute, the audience rose for two standing ovations. It was not a campaign event, but it might as well have been: Mr. Cruz was relaxed and confident, eager to...
  • Do Democrats Need Rescuing In California? (Hispanic voters now evenly split )

    09/11/2018 8:10:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans might have to part with some hard-earned fundraising to shore up Texas, but they might not be alone in defending previously safe territory. A new poll out last Friday in California shows the gubernatorial race to be unexpectedly close, and not just between two flavors of progressives. The leading Republican contender is within five points of Gavin Newsom, a result that might force Democrats to shift funds away from other states: If California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was expecting an easy race for the governorÂ’s mansion, a poll released Thursday didnÂ’t carry much in the way of good...
  • November 2018: Blue Wave or Red Tide?

    09/10/2018 12:37:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/10/2018 | Barney Brenner
    A blue wave? Get real.The so-called “blue wave” has never been anything more than a leftist construct, a piece of propaganda designed to influence what is hoped is a gullible electorate. It was cooked up far too long before the midterms to be based on anything like objective data. Tracing the frequency of the phrase during the 2018 electoral cycle, on-line citations of a blue wave began to climb around the first of March of this year and have since never dropped to their earlier levels. So the attempt by left-media to hype this trope has been ongoing, but it never had...
  • Obama’s Return May Energize Republicans More Than Democrats

    09/10/2018 12:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | September 10, 2018 | Mark Davis
    As Barack Obama lit into President Trump and his voters Friday in a speech at the University of Illinois, much was made of how unprecedented it was for a predecessor to level such public criticisms of an immediate successor. Two reactions came to mind. First, that tradition may be dead. If there are two presidents fond of touting their accomplishments in stark comparison to the competing party, they are Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Second, I didn’t really mind. The Trump era has ushered in a period of unfettered directness that may carry more pluses than minuses. So with pesky...
  • Cruz: Democrats want Texas to be 'like California,' have 'tofu' and 'dyed hair'

    09/09/2018 9:06:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:45 PM ET, Sun September 9, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told supporters at a rally on Saturday that Democrats wanted to make Texas like California and listed off a few things as stereotypical staples of the blue state. "We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue," Cruz said. "They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair." Cruz added that his wife, Heidi Cruz, was "a California vegetarian." "She's wonderful, but I brought her...