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  • Democrats flip another seat, turning all of Orange County blue

    11/17/2018 7:27:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Axios ^ | November 17, 2018 | Neal Rothschild
    The House race for California's 39th district has been called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Young Kim, who was vying to become the first Korean-American woman in Congress and Republicans' last hope to keep a seat in Orange County. It is the 39th House seat that Democrats flipped this year. The big picture: Democrats dominated congressional races in the state this year, flipping six seats in southern California — four of them in traditionally red Orange County. The seat had been held by Republican Ed Royce for 13 terms.
  • California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

    11/16/2018 5:59:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 78 replies
    AP ^ | November 16, 2018 | Michael R. Blood
    With Walters’ loss to newcomer Katie Porter, Democrats will hold a 44-9 edge in U.S. House seats, with another Orange County GOP seat in peril. The county was once home to President Richard Nixon and was considered a foundation of the modern conservative movement, gaining the moniker “Reagan country.” Democrats are on track to hold every statewide office — again. And there wasn’t even a Republican on the ballot for U.S. Senate. “The California Republican Party isn’t salvageable at this time,” concluded Kristin Olsen, a former Republican leader in the state Assembly. “The Grand Old Party is dead — partly...
  • 5 Dumb GOP Mistakes We Better Fix Before 2020

    11/15/2018 5:35:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | November 15, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    The good thing about screwing up is that you can learn from your mistakes and do better next time. That, of course, assumes you are not a Republican Party official, because the GOP Establishment seems largely incapable of learning from its mistakes.We should try again anyway.We won some races, but we lost a lot more. Losing has one advantage over winning – pain is a better teacher than joy. After all, winning generally teaches you the wrong lessons. It makes you complacent. Look at Texas. The governor did worse than expected; Ted Cruz had a close call, and down ballot...
  • Ending the Year Off Right: GOP Plans to Make THIS Vital Move Before the New Congress Begins

    11/14/2018 4:37:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | November 14, 2018 | Beth Bauman,
    Now that the midterm elections are over, Republicans have decided to use the next two months to be productive during a lame-duck session. According to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Republican senators will work through New Year's Eve to confirm all of President Donald Trump's pending judicial nominations, The Washington Times reported. The decision comes after Democrats made a pact to take the maximum amount of time to debate Trump's picks, which could severely hinder the GOP's legislative priority of packing the federal courts with conservative judges. “I know that Sen. McConnell has made a commitment that we’re not going to leave any...
  • As Dems Weigh Impeachment, GOP Leaders Regret Pursing Clinton

    11/14/2018 9:58:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | November 14, 2018 | Byron York
    If Democrats are trying to reassure anyone that they won't impeach President Trump, they're aren't doing a very good job of it. Just days after her party won control of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi made clear that Democrats might impeach the president even if Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller does not find evidence to warrant charges against him. "Recognize one point," Pelosi told the Atlantic. "What (Trump-Russia special counsel Robert) Mueller might not think is indictable could be impeachable." "We're waiting to see what the special counsel finds," Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who will run the House Judiciary Committee, told...

    11/12/2018 7:40:00 AM PST · by McQ444 · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2018-11-12 21:00 | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado has vowed that special counsel Robert Mueller will "not be stopped" in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Moscow and President Donald Trump's campaign team.
  • GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott: 'Sen. Nelson is clearly trying to commit fraud' to win election

    11/11/2018 11:57:23 PM PST · by JonnyFive · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/18 | Gregg Re
    Florida Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott on Sunday directly accused his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, of being a "sore loser" who is "clearly trying to commit fraud to win this election," as recounts commenced in the state's tight gubernatorial and Senate contests. Speaking to "Fox News Sunday," Scott's comments marked a significant escalation of his rhetoric against Nelson, just days after he filed two bombshell lawsuits against election officials in two Democratic strongholds in Florida and flagged them for engaging in potentially "rampant fraud."
  • The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

    11/11/2018 12:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | The November 19th 2018 Issue | Amy Davidson Sorkin
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  • Dan Crenshaw started the week as a punchline and ended it as a star. The real story came [tr]

    11/11/2018 9:35:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2018 | Dan Zak
    Dan Crenshaw’s good eye is good enough, but it’s not great. The iris is broken. The retina is scarred. He needs a special oversized contact lens, and bifocals sometimes, to correct his vision. Six years after getting blown up, he can still see a bit of debris floating in his cornea. His bad eye? Well, his bad eye is gone. Under his eye patch is a false eye that is deep blue. At the center of it, where a pupil should be, is the gold trident symbol of the Navy SEALs. It makes Dan Crenshaw look like a Guardian of...
  • Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

    11/11/2018 9:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 10, 2018 | Adam Nagourney
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican fixture in California who represented Orange County for 15 terms, has lost his bid for re-election. His defeat underlines the party’s setbacks in a part of the state that was long a symbol of its political dominance. The Associated Press called the race on Saturday, with Harley Rouda receiving 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Rohrabacher’s 48 percent. Mr. Rouda, 56, is a former Republican turned Democrat who became a symbol of the Democratic efforts to win back Congress this year. Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was viewed as particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in...
  • NH GOP is Soul Searching in Election's Wake

    11/11/2018 2:58:59 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 26 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | November 10, 2018 | Kevin Landrigan
    CONCORD — Republicans are doing some serious soul searching in the wake of a disastrous midterm election last Tuesday in which first-term Gov. Chris Sununu was the lone prominent survivor. Sununu is New Hampshire’s first Republican governor since the Civil War to be reelected but have the Democrats holding all other levels of influence in state government. Every single Democratic governor over those 150 years has presided over a divided government at some point in their term. In the days following the election, the finger-pointing and blame game was already in overdrive. Former Senate Majority Leader and lobbyist Bob Clegg...
  • 'Unsisterly': Vogue Asks Why White Women Keep Voting for GOP, 'Against Their Own Interests'

    11/10/2018 12:13:49 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/9/18 | Fox and Friends
    Why do white women keep voting "against their own interests" and in favor of Republican candidates? That's what Vogue asked in a piece responding to the midterm election results, calling it a "bleak election night ritual" to find out how many white women supported the GOP candidates across the country.
  • Vogue Article Shames White Women for Voting Republican

    11/09/2018 1:30:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | November 9, 2018 | Briana Heldt
    If you’re a white woman, the writers at Vogue Magazine apparently believe you are too ignorant to be voting.In a scathing article published Thursday, Voguecontributing editor Michelle Ruiz went after white women who voted in the midterms, who according to Ruiz “overwhelmingly threw their support behind conservative Republican male candidates. Again.”It would appear that white women are simply not meeting the voting expectations of the Vogueeditor. In her article, Ruiz pointed to past examples of candidates Roy Moore and President Donald Trump, each of whom received a significant portion of the white women’s vote, before pivoting to the 2018 midterms.“White women...
  • End of 1982 Consent Decree: GOP finally can contest vote fraud after 36 years

    11/09/2018 9:35:13 AM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    investmentwatchblog ^ | 11/9/2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    Just in time for this November’s mid-term elections! Did you know that since 1982, the Republican Party had been legally prohibited from contesting elections due to suspected vote fraud, because of a legal agreement called the Consent Decree the GOP made with the Democrat Party? Finally, 36 years later, a judge has ended the agreement, freeing the Republican Party to ensure electoral integrity by investigating and pursuing suspected vote fraud. Betcha you never heard or seen this truly momentous news in the Left-infested mainstream nedia. Why’s that?
  • ‘Love gave me no love’: President Trump slams Utah Rep. Mia Love...

    11/07/2018 8:43:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/7/2018 | Benjamin Wood
    President Donald Trump praised Republicans for expanding their majority in the Senate on Wednesday, while offering harsh criticism to GOP House members — including Utah’s Rep. Mia Love — who failed to wholeheartedly embrace his agenda. Trump said Love had called him “all the time” asking for help freeing Utahn Josh Holt, who had been imprisoned in Venezuela. But her re-election campaign distanced itself from his administration, the president said, which led to her poor performance in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. “Mia Love gave me no love and she lost,” Trump said. “Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.” Love is...
  • Former Navy SEAL Crenshaw, mocked by SNL, gets the last laugh in Texas victory

    11/07/2018 6:34:00 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/7/18 | USA Features
    Red Win: The cretins who star on “Saturday Night Live” mocked Texas GOP congressional candidate and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Dan Crenshaw over the weekend, but the decorated war vet who lost an eye to a terrorist attack got the last laugh. Crenshaw defeated Democratic challenger Todd Litton on Tuesday to win Texas’s 2nd Congressional District, even though Dems kept hoping to flip the district blue despite Crenshaw’s double-digit lead.
  • Vanity: What song would you play after GOP holds house and picks up seats in Senate tonite?

    11/06/2018 6:17:10 AM PST · by vespa300 · 144 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/06/2018 | Me
    Songs to play, music to end the night as credits roll, or with Trump on Stage, or as you break for commercials, bumper music, or whatever or wherever tonite after GOP holds house and gains in Senate?
  • Donald Trump Jr. Emerges as the G.O.P. ‘Relief Pitcher’ of 2018

    11/05/2018 9:43:23 PM PST · by blueplum · 9 replies
    NYT via msn ^ | 05 Nov 2018 | Maggie Haberman
    HERSHEY, Pa. — On a recent Friday night, Pennsylvania Republicans tucked into a catered meal at the Hershey Lodge as Donald Trump Jr. took the stage, following his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, in what has become their pattern on the campaign trail this fall.... ... He and Ms. Guilfoyle are instead radiating a carefree, tag-team vibe at events, in interviews and in a television ad for the super PAC supporting his father. Mr. Trump has echoed his father’s attacks on Democrats, mocked President Barack Obama for talking about a magic wand solving problems — “Abracadabra, buddy!” Mr. Trump chuckled from the...
  • Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts GOP Upset

    11/05/2018 2:26:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | November 5, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    This is my final column before the midterm election. So, this former Vegas oddsmaker turned national political commentator has a few predictions and common sense observations to make. Back in 2016 I predicted a Trump victory when no one else did. Every poll showed Trump would lose by a wide margin. Nate Silver of the NY Times predicted Hillary’s chances of winning at 92%. These pollsters make their living by polling actual human beings. I don’t. So how did I know? Simple. First, size matters. You could see it in the rallies. Trump would attract eight hour lines and...
  • WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts GOP Upset

    11/05/2018 7:19:35 AM PST · by bitt · 50 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/4/2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    This is my final column before the midterm election. So, this former Vegas oddsmaker turned national political commentator has a few predictions and common sense observations to make. Back in 2016 I predicted a Trump victory when (** almost) no one else did. Every poll showed Trump would lose by a wide margin. Nate Silver of the NY Times predicted Hillary’s chances of winning at 92%. These pollsters make their living by polling actual human beings. I don’t. So how did I know? Simple. First, size matters. You could see it in the rallies. Trump would attract eight hour lines...