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  • New House: More Democrats from California than from 36 other states combined

    11/19/2018 5:08:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2018 12:04 PM | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 7 in 10 Democrats in the new House majority are from the East and West coasts, the latest sign of the party’s lack of connection with the heartland and South. And even more dramatic, there will be more Democratic members from liberal California than from 36 other states combined, according to an analysis from the bipartisan Washington firm Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen, and Thomas. “Democrats now dominate the coasts,” said the election analysis.
  • Reward Fund to pay for vote fraud information (vanity)

    11/12/2018 1:20:37 PM PST · by Captain7seas · 28 replies
    vanity | 11/12/18 | Captain7seas
    I am throwing this out for comments. The basic idea is to open an escrow account funded by donations for the sole purpose of paying out sizable amounts for valid information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons committing vote fraud. Somebody has to do something. I have zero faith in any elected official with the exception of Trump and he can't do it all. So, what's your thoughts?
  • The Tragedy of Our Electoral Commons

    11/12/2018 6:53:10 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Sarah Hoyt
    very conservative and libertarian who has any education at all has heard of The Tragedy of the Commons. It’s even been co-opted by the left to claim that climate is suffering a tragedy of the commons, and we must act right now. (Act now. Double the oppression. Be the first on your block to have a jackboot on your face!) But then again, what precisely doesn’t the left co-opt to serve their ruthless drive for total power? They’d even co-opt (two) Mom(s) and (fat-free) apple pie if they thought that would help them. They’ve even tried to claim patriotism. (Because...
  • Pollster Who Got It Right in 2016 Does It Again

    11/12/2018 6:00:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    real Clear Politics ^ | November 10, 2018
    Robert Cahaly, senior strategist for the Trafalgar Group, made a name for himself in 2016 by being the only pollster to correctly show Donald Trump with a lead in Michigan and Pennsylvania -- two key states he carried -- heading into Election Day. (He did not poll Wisconsin, another surprising win for Trump.) Cahaly also showed Trump ahead in North Carolina and Florida, both of which he won, securing his improbable 304-227 Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton. Cahaly managed to pick up support for Trump that all other pollsters missed by employing a unique method that sought to measure...
  • NAACP rescinds its support of Puerto Rican statehood

    07/19/2018 9:05:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The NAACP on Thursday rescinded its support for Puerto Rican statehood. The civil rights group emphasized Puerto Rican "self-determination" in a statement walking back its endorsement of a bill that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state, which it voted to support on Tuesday. "Puerto Rico should be free to decide its preferred option in a fair and inclusive manner," the NAACP said, adding that it has a "long history of supporting the democratic value of self-determination." In a statement on Tuesday, the NAACP threw its weight behind the Puerto Rican Admission Act after an appeal from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló,...
  • Trump says he's ditched Lyin' Ted name: 'He's Beautiful Ted'

    10/22/2018 1:58:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 22, 2018 | Matthew Choi, The Politico
    President Donald Trump let bygones be bygones Monday with his former rival presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, praising the Texas Republican before heading to Houston to rally for him. When the two men were duking it out for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Trump famously hurled insults at Cruz, christening him with one of Trump's signature monikers: "Lyin' Ted." Trump also went after Cruz's family, suggesting Cruz's father was involved in the John F. Kennedy assassination and targeting Cruz's wife Heidi for her appearance. But the president made a reversal of his past insults as he prepared for his highly...
  • The Blue Wave Never Existed

    10/22/2018 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I’m gonna just tell you right now. I don’t believe, and I haven’t believed for a long time, that there has been this slam-dunk blue wave. What we’re being told right now is that six months ago, nine months ago, all the way back to December when the first generic ballots polls were taken, that the Democrats had a 12- to 13-point advantage, that the American people realized their mistake electing Trump and Republicans and couldn’t wait to put Democrats back in power. Now, that argued against real life. Real life since 2010 is the Democrats have been...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Eliminate' Electoral College, It 'Undermines' Democracy

    10/11/2018 12:06:03 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 76 replies
    Reason ^ | October 8, 2018
    Now that the Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, some Democrats are turning their fire on the idea that each state should be equally represented in the upper chamber of Congress. "The idea that North Dakota and New York get the same representation in the Senate has to change," NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian tweeted. Others, like GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe, took issue with the Electoral College, which allowed Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump to place four justices on the Court, even though Bush and Trump lost the popular vote in 2000 and 2016,...
  • Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Eliminate Electoral College to prevent more Kavanaughs

    10/07/2018 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 136 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 10/06/18 | Joe Newby
    Apparently triggered by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrat Socialist running for the House of Representatives, demanded an end to the Electoral College, and in so doing, also exhibited her complete ignorance about our history and form of governance. “It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic,” she said in response to another tweet lamenting the fact that four Supreme Court justices have been appointed by two Republican presidents.
  • Defeat Senator Collins Crowdpac Fund ($4M Campaign Slush Fund?)

    10/07/2018 11:23:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    Crowdpac ^ | 10/2018 | Crowdpac
    Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership are joining dying father, Ady Barkan, to beg Senator Collins to vote "no" on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In the next 2 weeks, right after Labor Day - the Senate will hold a confirmation vote that will define the Supreme Court's ideology for decades. It will be one of the most pivotal votes of Susan Collin's career. "We, the People of Maine are joining Ady Barkan and thousands of others to demand that Senator Collins votes "no"...
  • The Latest: Church council calls for Kavanaugh withdrawal

    10/03/2018 4:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 3, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A massive coalition of U.S. Christian churches attended by 40 million people wants Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his Supreme Court nomination. The National Council of Churches says the conservative jurist has "disqualified himself." The group says in a statement that at last week's dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, he showed "extreme partisan bias," demonstrating he lacks the temperament to join the high court. The group says Kavanaugh told "outright falsehoods." And it is criticizing his judicial record on voting rights, health care and other issues on which the group has taken liberal-leaning positions. Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic who has...
  • Millennials Should Break the Cycle of Alternating Political Parties

    10/01/2018 12:01:32 PM PDT · by kathsua · 27 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 09/30/18 | Reasonmclucus
    For the last century control of the United States has cycled between the 19th Century Democratic and Republican parties. Voters choose between the old ideas of the Democratic Party and the old ideas of the Republican Party. The two parties are mired in the same old partisan conflicts election after election. The Democrats in particular seem more interested in playing partisan political games than in dealing seriously with the nation's problems. Republicans are increasingly following their example. Millennials need to decide whether they want to continue the politics of their grandparents' generation or replace the 19th Century parties with 21st...
  • 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 · 59 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.
  • The New York Times Anonymous Op-ed Pushes Electoral Sabotage

    09/06/2018 6:32:14 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/06/2018 | David Harsanyi
    An anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times, penned by “a senior Trump administration official,” contends that a cabal of senior staffers have secretly schemed to undermine Donald Trump in an effort to protect the American people. “I work for the president,” claims the purported senior official, “but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” ---snip-- Worse, Anonymous contends that a clique of political appointees have some kind of ethical obligation to ignore the president’s agenda items, not because they’re unconstitutional or corrupt, but simply because it chafes them ideologically.
  • VANITY--Not Only Should There Be National Voter ID

    08/25/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 16 replies
    Just a thought. Not only should there be national voter ID,
  • Democrats Better off Playing by the Rules Than Denouncing the Rules

    08/24/2018 10:20:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2018 | Michael Barone
    When you lose a game, particularly a game you had good reason to expect you'd win, do you try to figure out how to play better? Or is your first reaction to demand changes in the rules? In the case of the Democratic Party, it's the latter. Perhaps that comes naturally to a party that takes some pride in having advocated changes in rules that everyone today sees as unfair (even those they enacted themselves, like racial segregation laws). But sometimes it's wiser to change the way you play than to denounce long-established rules. The Democrats argue that they've been...
  • Think The Constitution Will Save Us? Think Again

    08/10/2018 11:31:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 63 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 8-10-18
    Consider a few facts: Donald Trump is in the White House, despite winning almost three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. The Senate, the country’s most powerful legislative chamber, grants the same representation to Wyoming’s 579,315 residents as it does to 39,536,653 Californians. Key voting rights are denied to citizens in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and other United States territories. The American government is structured by an 18th-century text that is almost impossible to change. These ills didn’t come about by accident; the subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the Constitution’s framers. For James Madison, writing...
  • California Is Not as Big or Blue As You Think

    07/28/2018 6:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2018 | Ray Haynes
    It's not what you don't know that can hurt you; it's what you think you know that just ain’t so that will kill you. Time has taught me that this piece of “country” wisdom is as important as any in the pursuit of public policy. Ignorance based on false facts is deadly in public policy. Take the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as an example. The National Popular Vote plan is an interstate compact in which the compacting states agree to award their electoral votes to the person who gets the most votes in all 50 states. It is based...
  • In letter to Trump, Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

    07/22/2018 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 22 JULY 2018 | AP
    President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate. "There will be many changes," he promised in the letter. "And in this new atmosphere of progress with well-being, I'm sure we can reach agreements to confront together the migration phenomenon as well as the problem of border insecurity." Lopez Obrador also suggested the two countries draft a development plan backed by public funds and invite...
  • Progressing the Constitution – One Man One Vote IV

    07/16/2018 2:54:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | July 16th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The first distinction between Progressives and Constitutional Originalists is their polar opposite emphasis on process. Progressive couldn’t care less for constitutional process. Oh, they’ll utilize constitutional processes if they can arrive at the desired progressive conclusion, but it ultimately doesn’t matter whether they arrive at social justice via popular referendum, statute, administrative regulation, or judicial decisions. Constitutional Originalists cherish proper processes, and the most important process in the American republic is lawmaking, and limited lawmaking, by Congress. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, Originalists sniff out tyranny with every regulation or court decision, regardless of its perceived social justice benefit, which has...