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  • Why Do GOP Politicians Obligingly Eat Their Own?

    01/21/2019 5:49:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | January 21, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    A political scalping occurred in Washington D.C. last week. Once again the liberal media and Democrats played the predictable race politics to attack Iowa Rep. Steve King, while members of the GOP political class fell in line—obliging the left and piling on one of their own in the act of political cannibalism. It was too enticing a moment for the Republicans who felt the need to morally preen and cleanse themselves of racist perceptions by Democrats and their accomplices in the media. Republicans should already know how this works. An agenda-driven liberal reporter will interview them about a topic wrought...
  • Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base

    01/19/2019 3:57:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/19/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Former White House political strategist Karl Rove warned Senate Republicans in a meeting this week not to become overly reliant on their conservative base as they head into what could be a tough 2020 presidential election. Rove, who served as former President George W. Bush’s top political strategist, was brought in by Senate GOP leaders to speak to the 22 Republican incumbents up for reelection at an all-day planning session Thursday hosted at Nationals Park in southeast Washington, D.C. GOP lawmakers are getting nervous about next year’s election as polls show President Trump’s approval rating dropping during the 28-day government...
  • 2018 GOP House Intel memo revealing FBI KNEW Steele dossier was fake turned out to be spot-on

    01/19/2019 9:38:21 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 20 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/19/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Panned by Democrats at the time as well as their enablers in the establishment media, a memo then-majority Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released in February 2018 — the so-called “FISA memo” — implicating FBI malfeasance in the Spygate scandal turned out to be highly accurate, according to information contained in blockbuster reports this week. On Friday we reported, citing The Hill‘s John Solomon, that former No. 4 Justice Department official Bruce Ohr told ranking FBI officials that the so-called “Russia dossier” used by the bureau to justify obtaining FISA court warrants to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign...
  • King rips GOP leadership after criticism over 'white supremacist' remarks

    01/15/2019 5:24:58 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) panned House Republican leaders on Tuesday for their criticism over remarks he made in an interview with The New York Times last week regarding white supremacy. “[House Minority Leader Kevin] McCarthy [R-Calif.] decided he’s going to believe The New York Times over Steve King, and that’s a fact,” King told conservative radio host Ed Martin on his show Tuesday. King also went after House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), saying she was wrong to call for his resignation in the wake of his comments. “And I will tell you, if there’s support out there for...
  • Gov. Northam Calls for California-style Voting Laws in Virginia

    01/14/2019 11:11:49 AM PST · by blueyon · 42 replies ^ | 01/10/19 | ???
    Advancing on gains made last year, Democrats in Virginia are pushing for another big play. After last year’s success pulling in soft Republicans to help pass their agenda, Democrats are eagerly asking for more. This year they’ve announced a bold agenda to import California-style voting laws into the Commonwealth with Governor Northam confident he has all the votes he needs. Northam Announces His Plan to End Voter ID and Usher-in Early Voting California’s voting laws caused a flurry of conservative outrage after the Midterm elections last year. On election night the Republican party was down just 26 seats. But when...
  • The "Trans"-Identifying Pritzker Issues Ultimatum to GOP

    01/14/2019 9:07:11 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 1/14/2019 | Laurie Higgins
    “Jennifer” Pritzker is playing macho hardball with the GOP, issuing an ultimatum: Change the GOP positions on all matters related to deviant sexuality or he’ll take his ball of money and stomp home. And by home, I mean the Democratic Party. As most Illinoisans know, the billionaire cousin of our loo-less billionaire governor J.B. Pritzker is “Jennifer” Pritzker, a husky 69-year-old man who, after retiring from his 27-year Army career now pretends to be a woman—a Republican woman. Last week, in a commentary replete with overheated rhetoric that appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Washington Post, Pritzker (falsely) accused the...
  • OPINION: New Year, New Congress, Same Old Romney

    01/13/2019 4:07:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Noah Wall
    Ronald Reagan’s “Eleventh Commandment” reads, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.” The former president’s sage advice went ignored once again last week by the freshman Utah Senator Mitt Romney when he published his anti-Trump oped in The Washington Post. Romney didn’t have a problem accepting Donald Trump’s endorsement for Senate to get the job in the first place, but hey, that’s politics, right? Like most positions Mitt Romney takes, I guess he was against Trump before he was okay with Trump before he was against him again. Romney lamented in his article that the president hasn’t changed his...
  • Triumph of the Will

    01/12/2019 8:57:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar’s dutiful daughter. Two of the world’s most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law of unintended consequences, which is that the unintended consequences of decisions in complex social situations are often larger than, and contrary to, those intended.” That’s the elephantine lead of George Will’s recent column, headlined “Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen.” The real...
  • House GOP leaders fear support eroding for Trump’s shutdown fight

    01/09/2019 4:23:03 PM PST · by detective · 81 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/8/2019 | Sarah Ferris and John Bresnahan
    Several dozen House Republicans might cross the aisle this week to vote for Democratic bills to reopen shuttered parts of the federal government, spurring the White House into a dramatic effort to stem potential GOP defections. White House officials and Republican congressional leaders worry that GOP support for the shutdown is eroding, weakening President Donald Trump’s hand as he seeks billions of dollars for a border wall that Democrats have vowed to oppose, according to GOP lawmakers and aides.
  • GOP-produced video on illegal immigrant crime should have aired after POTUS Trump’s address

    01/09/2019 1:03:56 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/9/19 | USA Features
    A moving, highly emotional video produced by the Republican Party and posted online at YouTube is something that every American watching POTUS Donald Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday evening discussing the “humanitarian crisis” along the U.S.-Mexico border should have seen immediately afterward. Or, at least, immediately after the Democratic response by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They called what is happening with illegal immigration and along the southwest border a “manufactured crisis.” See what you think.
  • Dan Crenshaw Is The Conservative Answer To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    01/08/2019 4:58:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | January 8, 2019 | Marina Medvin
    Young Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ("AOC") has been dubbed a media-darling. She laughs, she dances, she wears designer shoes. AOC also connects to the millennials and gives them the mirror-image representation that they so desperately crave. Young liberals are in love with her. AOC is also nonsensical, intellectually void, and helplessly unrealistic. But these negatives, albeit of primary importance, somehow fade in comparison to her charm and charisma. As it now stands, AOC is a legitimate threat to both conservatives and centrist Democrats. Or rather, that would be the case if we considered her in a vacuum. Thankfully, we live in a...
  • GOP senator knocks Romney: The last thing we need is ‘a Jeff Flake on steroids’

    01/05/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn't need "more distractions." "The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands," Perdue wrote. "Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done." Perdue invoked Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump who retired...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz Releases Video of Pelosi's 'Greatest' Gaffes

    01/05/2019 10:20:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 4, 2019 | Zachary Petrizzo
    Thursday, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi reclaimed the speaker’s gavel, the 78-year-old congresswoman from California, is now the Speaker of the House. The team here at Townhall reported extensively on the topic, both her becoming Speaker of The House and President Trump's reaction.  In her honor, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) wasted no time in aiming for Speaker Pelosi by releasing a video of her "greatest gaffes."“Please God, let Nancy Pelosi continue to be the voice of the Democratic party," the video begins with the former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee stating. Then the mistakes in word choices and slip-ups begin as it shows Pelosi referring...
  • Democrats Out of Order on Judicial-Vacancy Crisis

    01/05/2019 9:07:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 5, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    Some people in government don’t even need a shutdown to avoid work. Consider how Senate Democrats are handling President Trump’s judicial nominees. Or, to be more precise, not handling them. Just before the Christmas break, The Hill reported, Democrats vowed to “reject any end-of-the-year deal on judicial nominations, signaling they’ll toe a tougher line on court appointments amid heavy pressure from the left.” Typical politics, you say? Sure, partisanship is found on both sides of the aisle. No one can deny that. But the obstruction going on now with judges isn’t a tit-for-tat situation. Consider what happened in 2014, the...
  • Government Shutdown: Money, Money Everywhere, But Not a Drop for a Wall

    01/03/2019 7:45:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 3, 2018 | Larry Elder
    This is not our first partial government shutdown. Somehow, someway, from 1976 through 2017, the nation has survived 18 shutdowns, the longest lasting 21 days. In this case, President Donald Trump insists that the next budget deal contain $5 billion to construct a wall on part of our southern border with Mexico. Trump, say the Democrats, is "unwilling to compromise." But when he asks for only $5 billion for a project with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimated price tag of $18 billion spent over 10 years, that is already a compromise. That $18 billion amounts to 0.0338 percent...
  • The Left Will Make 2019 a Dark Year

    01/01/2019 5:48:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | January 1, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    I rarely make predictions -- whether of election results or anything else. My policy has always been to say what I believe should be done, not what will be done. I am making an exception with regard to America in 2019. 2019 will be a dark year in America. Thanks to the left's control of the House of Representatives and the news media, Americans will be kept in a fevered state throughout 2019 -- with innumerable hearings, exposes, criminal investigations and possible indictments of those around the president and the president himself. Truth will not be the point. Defamation will....
  • Trump goes it alone, confounding fellow Republicans

    12/24/2018 7:29:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 24th, 2018 | By LISA MASCARO and DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first two years of President Donald Trump’s administration close, Republican allies still haven’t figured out how best to influence a leader who takes cues from the forces that swept him to office and seems to fear losing them above all else. Republicans on Capitol Hill and even the president’s closest advisers have been whipsawed over a series of recent actions that show how intently Trump relies on what is sometimes called his gut — an adherence to campaign promises he made that are being reinforced by a constellation of election gurus, Fox News personalities and...
  • John Huber, Justice Dept. Sheriff Who Never Quite Rode Into Town

    12/23/2018 1:39:51 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 75 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | December 22, 2018 | Paul Sperry
    John Huber has developed almost mythical status among pro-Trump tweeters since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed him to investigate why the FBI spied on Trump’s aides and whether they protected Hillary Clinton and her foundation over alleged misdeeds. They hoped the Salt Lake City-based prosecutor would aggressively expose the malfeasance that has already led to firings and resignations among the bureau’s top brass. Instead, more than a year since his appointment, Huber’s lack of traction on either front is leading many once hopeful supporters to dismiss his investigation as a “sham." RealClearInvestigations has learned from potential witnesses, their lawyers...
  • GOP senators float DACA fix to rescue stalled House border-wall bill (Flake)

    12/21/2018 11:35:12 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Some Senate Republicans are proposing a reauthorization of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a last-ditch attempt to rescue funding for President Trump’s border wall. As a motion to proceed to the House-passed measure providing $5.7 billion for the border wall stalled on the Senate floor, some Republicans proposed at a private lunch meeting to add protections for undocumented immigrants in order to pick up Democratic support. “I don’t see any reason to proceed to a bill that can’t pass,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), a Republican who voted against a motion to proceed to the House...
  • Michael Moore: GOP Tax Cut ‘in a Sense Was an Act of Terror’

    12/21/2018 11:31:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/2018 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said the Republicans 2017 tax cut was an act of “terror.” Moore said, “All the Republicans in that photo you showed standing there on the steps with him a year ago today all looking so slap happy and ah, remember it’s not just Trump, all of the Republicans, all of them, nobody has had the courage to stand up and say this is wrong, this is un-American. This hurts this country. This is— this tax cut in a sense an act of terror because it’s going to make the...