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  • What Should Republicans Do?

    07/02/2020 12:40:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ben Domenech
    The thirst among Republican voters isn't even for policy. It's for seeing the politicians they elected join the fray. I’ve been hammering away at conservatives and Republicans for failing to defend the symbols of national pride the woke leftist mob has been tearing at in recent weeks. Yesterday on the “Brian Kilmeade Show,” I admitted to letting my anger get the best of me a bit. Brian said I was speaking not as a publisher but as an American — and that’s fair. But part of my frustration is that this is such an obvious challenge that anti-American leftists and...
  • Liz Cheney clashes with Trump

    07/02/2020 4:02:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1st | SCOTT WONG
    Shes scolded President Trump for continuing to push a false smear that Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough had murdered a congressional aide. She took a veiled jab at Trump and his allies in the White House and on Capitol Hill for not wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic. And just this week, she expressed alarm at why the president and vice president had not been briefed on intelligence that Russia had offered to pay the Taliban a bounty to kill U.S. troops. Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the highest-ranking GOP woman in the Capitol and the daughter of former Vice President...
  • Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary

    07/01/2020 5:50:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2020 | Abigail Mihaly
    Former NFL player Burgess Owens won the Republican primary in Utahs 4th District on Tuesday and he will face off against Rep. Ben McAdams (D) in November. Owens, a frequent Fox News commentator, won with 43.4 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press, prevailing over three other Republicans, including state Rep. Kim Coleman (R).
  • Tucker Slams GOP Appeasers For Failing To Fight

    06/30/2020 8:49:50 PM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 30th | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson delivered a stark warning Tuesday concerning the direction of the country if Republicans were unwilling to stand up and fight. Non-Democrats in America are in peril, Carlson said as he opened his show with a monologue addressing the Democratic Partys plan from allowing illegal immigrants to vote, to packing the Supreme Court in order to seize and keep control. WATCH: Click excerpt Link >>>
  • Stand Up, Republicans

    06/30/2020 5:43:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The American Mind (Claremont Institute) ^ | June 23, 2020 | Thomas D. Klingenstein and Ryan P. Williams
    According to recent polls, 65% of all Americans now support Black Lives Matter (BLM). Why do so many Americans support an organization that is avowedly dedicated to the proposition that America is evil and must be fundamentally transformed? Because the Republican establishment has made remarkably little effort to expose BLM as the revolutionary and totalitarian movement that it is. Leading Republicans do not seem to understand that George Floyds death was the excuse for the current crisis, not the cause of it. The chaos in our streetsled by BLM, supported by Democrats, and propelled by higher educationis for all intents...
  • Massie: Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for stopping John Bolton becoming Secretary of State

    06/23/2020 10:28:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 22 | Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassieIf, as John Bolton supposedly implies in his book, @RandPaul convinced @realDonaldTrump not to make John Bolton his Secretary of State, then Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize! (and a thank you from POTUS) -- Can't link to article on here so click through via twitter...
  • Tuesday Primary Thread: 6 things to watch

    06/23/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 23 | Bridget Bowman, Niels Lesniewski, Stephanie Akin, and Chris Cioffi
    The successor to prison-bound former Rep. Chris Collins and the challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be decided Tuesday along with nominees for dozens of House seats as six states hold elections. But it may take several days for votes to be counted as states cope with an expected surge in mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia had already been delayed, while South Carolinas runoffs for state-level offices were always planned for Tuesday.In New York, Kentucky and North Carolina, which is hosting a GOP runoff for White...
  • VIDEO: Tucker Blasts Useless Republicans

    06/19/2020 8:19:19 PM PDT · by RandFan · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 19th | Tucker Carlson
    "The message unfortunately could not be clearer: voting is for fools. You vote, you put these people into office with your votes and in return they patronize you. And when it matters they abandon you, they have contempt for you." WATCH: Click excerpt link ...
  • Lebanon County Republicans call Gov. Wolf 'dictator,' 'loser' after not moving to green phase

    06/19/2020 2:40:40 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 19 June A.D. 2020 | Julia Hatmaker
    Calling Governor Tom Wolf an illustrious dictator, Lebanon County Republicans lashed out on Facebook over the countys reopening status. Lebanon County will be the only county still in the yellow phase of reopening on June 26, according to Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Levine. The state said that was because of an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the county. Levine put the blame on the politics of the county. Lebanon Countys partisan, politically driven decision to ignore public health experts and reopen prematurely is having severe consequences for the health and safety of county residents, she said in a press...
  • GOP senator blocks bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol (Sen. Roy Blunt - R-Mo.)

    06/18/2020 11:06:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 18 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Thursday blocked the Senate from passing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) tried to pass the bill by unanimous consent, which allows legislation to pass without a vote but also enables any one senator to block it. The measure would remove statues of individuals who voluntarily served in the Confederacy from the Capitol. Booker called keeping statues of Confederate figures in the Capitol a "painful, insulting, difficult injury." "The continued presence of these statues in the halls is an affront to...
  • Religious Conservatisms Potemkin Power

    06/16/2020 3:49:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    American Conservative ^ | June 15, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    Longtime readers will remember the story Ive told here several times. It was the fall of 2015, several months after the Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage. I met privately with some key GOP House and Senate staffers, and asked them what the Republicans were planning legislatively to protect religious liberty in the post-Obergefell environment. The answer: nothing. No plans at all. Not on their agenda.
  • Jacksonville mayor expects Trump convention speech to bring in $100M: 'We plan on having a full arena'

    06/12/2020 11:47:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12 2020 | Megan Henney
    Jacksonville's mayor scored a major political coup this week: President Trump will deliver his Aug. 27 convention speech in the Florida city after a dispute over coronavirus-related crowd restrictions led him to mostly abandon North Carolina, where the Republican convention was originally planned. "We plan on having a full arena," Mayor Lenny Curry, a Republican, told FOX Business' Stuart Varney on Friday. Republican officials on Thursday evening announced that they were shifting key events away from Charlotte, N.C., after a public rift with the state's Democratic governor over social distancing guidelines.
  • Senate committee adopts amendment requiring renaming of military bases

    06/11/2020 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 123 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Melissa Quinn
    Washington The Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the annual military spending bill that would require the Defense Department to change the names of military bases and assets named for Confederate leaders. A source familiar with the proceedings confirmed to CBS News that the GOP-led panel on Wednesday approved the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts via voice vote. According to a summary of the NDAA released by the committee Thursday, the measure requires the Defense Department to rename posts and assets streets, aircraft, ships, and...
  • GOP expects to move its convention to Jacksonville after dispute with North Carolina over pandemic safeguards

    06/10/2020 2:26:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/09/20 | Annie Linskey, Josh Dawsey
    Seeking a city willing to allow a large-scale event amid the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans have tentatively settled on Jacksonville, Fla., as the new destination for the premier festivities of the Republican National Convention in August, according to three Republican officials briefed on the plans. The details of the arrangement are still in flux and RNC aides are scrambling to determine whether the northern Florida city has enough hotel rooms to accommodate the quadrennial event, which typically kicks off the final stretch of the presidential campaign. Republican officials were in Jacksonville on Monday looking at the city and the surrounding areas....
  • UN human rights expert recommends changes in US policing

    07/27/2016 3:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2016 6:04 PM EDT | Sarah Grace Taylor
    A United Nations human rights expert is recommending changes in the way protests are handled in the United States, saying the process of issuing permits for demonstrations is arbitrary and could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups. Maina Kiai of Kenya, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, offered preliminary findings Wednesday from his visits this month to seven U.S. cities including the sites of this years Democratic and Republican political conventions to investigate how the U.S. upholds its citizens rights of assembly and association. Kiais full report to the United Nations will...
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski just admitted what we've all known about the GOP for a while now

    06/06/2020 1:54:02 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | June, 5, 2020 | Chris Cillizza
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the quiet part out loud. Asked her thoughts Thursday about former Defense Secretary James Mattis' excoriation of President Donald Trump's behavior in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, the Alaska Republican said this: "When I saw General Mattis' comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up." Which, whoa!
  • Lisa Murkowski: Mattis Critique of Trump was True, Honest, Necessary, and Overdue

    06/04/2020 10:45:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) asserted Thursday that former Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling President Donald Trump a threat to the U.S. Constitution was true, honest, necessary, and overdue. Murkowski, one of the Senates most left-leaning Republicans, made the comment while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill. Asked whether she supports President Trump, the lawmaker replied, I am struggling with it [ and] I have struggled with it for a long time. On Wednesday, Mattis attacked President Trump in a statement to The Atlantic by accusing the president of violating the Constitution over the clearing of Lafayette Park on Monday...
  • Trump To GOP: Find Another Convention Venue After Gov. Cooper Balked At Full Event; "He's Still In Shelter-In-Place Mode"

    06/03/2020 6:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Gotta say, I’d have had more sympathy for Roy Cooper in this situation two weeks ago. That would have been before the same people who scolded Republicans and conservatives who wanted to reopen the public square and demonstrate for those policies suddenly thought squeezing several thousand people into streets for demonstrations for a week on end was no problem at all. Political speech takes precedence over commerce, they have argued — so why does that not apply to a full political convention in August?North Carolina’s Democratic governor apparently thinks some political speech requires more planning than others: Governor Roy...
  • Republicans search for new convention venue as North Carolina's governor REFUSES Donald Trump's demand for a mask-free 19,000-strong event in Charlotte

    06/03/2020 4:06:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2020 | Staff
    Organizers of the Republican National Convention said Tuesday they will begin visiting potential alternative sites after North Carolina's governor told them the COVID-19 pandemic requires them to prepare for a scaled-back event if they want to hold it in Charlotte. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a letter to the top convention organizer and the national GOP chairwoman that 'planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity.' The letter came on the eve of a deadline from the GOP for assurances that Cooper would allow a full-scale event in August. Later,...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King defeated in GOP primary

    06/02/2020 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies ^ | 6/2/2020 | Zachary Basu
    State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report. Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party. House Republican leadership stripped the nine-term congressman of his committee assignments in 2019 after he questioned in an interview with the New York Times how the terms "white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization" became offensive. The big picture: The Republican establishment coalesced around Feenstra beginning in January, when the...