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  • MITT ROMNEY Continues to Trash President Trump

    01/15/2019 1:16:29 PM PST · by RandFan · 125 replies
    TGP ^ | Jim Hoft
    Senator Mitt Romney continued to trash President Donald Trump over the weekend. Romney attacked the Republican president after the weekend hit piece by the Washington Post that Trump hid his conversations with Vladimir Putin from government officials and the media.
  • 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...
  • [Iowa] Governor Reynolds Won’t Back Congressman Steve King in 2020 Primary Fight

    01/10/2019 8:04:42 AM PST · by jjotto · 8 replies
    WHO Television Channel 13 ^ | January 9, 2019 | Dave Price
    DES MOINES, Iowa–2020 is not 2018. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds chose U.S. Representative Steve King, 4th District Congressman from Kiron, to serve as one of her ceremonial campaign co-chairs in the 2018 re-election. But she told Channel 13 Wednesday that she will not endorse King in his primary election in 2020. "The last election was a wake-up call for it to be that close," Reynolds said during an interview in her formal office at the Iowa Statehouse, "That indicates that it does open the door for other individuals to take a look at that." King won re-election in 2018. But...
  • Beware Senator Mitch McConnell…

    01/05/2019 2:35:07 PM PST · by Bratch · 49 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 4, 2019 | sundance
    Sometimes we must call the baby ugly.  CTH has followed and mapped how Mitch McConnell operates for over a decade.  Here’s the deal as we see it… Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has one major career alliance that has been unbroken and unchanged for well over two decades.  That alliance is with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and specifically with CoC President Tom Donohue.  [SEE HERE and SEE HERE]. Mitch McConnell is stealthily working against the efforts of President Donald Trump.  The effort is to support his primary Wall Street financial benefactor, Donohue. However, Mitch McConnell cannot directly be connected to underhanded efforts...
  • Border Wall A Symbol Of Our Symbolic Politics

    12/28/2018 8:53:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    As we close out 2018 with a partial government shutdown merely adding some extra spice to the monotonous stew of political rage served daily, it's worth noting that the primary sticking point isn't an ideological split over border security, nor is it the recalcitrance of the president or the Democrats. It's about symbolism, for want of a better word. I am in no way trying to minimize the disagreement. We often dismiss controversies or concerns by waving our hands and saying something like, "Oh, that's merely symbolic," as if the meaning we give to symbols is somehow irrelevant compared with...
  • Incoming GOP lawmaker pens op-ed knocking Trump over Syria withdrawal(Crenshaw)

    12/22/2018 3:53:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 22, 2018
    Incoming Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) criticized President Trump's plan to remove troops from Syria in an op-ed detailing his own military service. Crenshaw, a U.S. Navy SEAL veteran wounded during his service in Afghanistan who was elected to Congress for his first term last month, penned an op-ed for The Washington Post on Saturday explaining his opposition to Trump's plan. The president announced this week that the U.S. would remove troops from Syria and news reports indicated that Trump was considering reductions in force levels in Afghanistan as well. "In the end, I settle on one very simple reason:...
  • Michael Savage being silenced by 'corporate censorship,' attorney says

    12/21/2018 6:08:56 PM PST · by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 17, 2018 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The voice of New York, come Jan. 7, may be no more. That’s because WABC, one of the city’s premiere, preeminent stations, is poised to boot Michael Savage — to deplatform him, in broadcast-speak, said his attorney, Daniel Horowitz, in a telephone interview. WABC isn’t saying such; in fact, a recent news release from the station indicates Savage will be moving into a new, fresher format designed to take advantage of emerging media, one that will see him do one hour of radio alongside one hour of podcast. But the behind-the-scenes story is a bit different. According to Horowitz, who...
  • Mitch McConnell Rejects Trump Call for ‘Nuclear Option’ to Fund the Wall

    12/21/2018 10:07:28 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 161 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2018 | by Sean Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rejected President Donald Trump’s call to partially fund the border wall with a simple majority vote on Friday, suggesting not enough Senate Republicans support the measure. President Trump called on McConnell to use the “nuclear option,” or switch to a simple majority vote in the Senate, to pass the continuing resolution (CR) that would partially fund the border wall...
  • Louie Gohmert spills the beans, says Paul Ryan urged GOP lawmakers to campaign AGAINST Trump

    12/20/2018 6:24:42 PM PST · by bitt · 95 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 12/20/2018 | Vivek Saxena
    On the very same day that resigning House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered his farewell address on the floor of Congress, fellow House Rep. Louie Gohmert revealed what may perhaps be the real reason why his relatively young colleague’s career has come to an unexpected end. “Just a few weeks before the [2016] election, we were told by Paul, by our elected leaders that, gee, the only way we can keep the House majority is just all of us start running against the president,” Gohmert claimed during an interview on radio station WMAL “The Larry O’Connor Show.” “Fortunately, we had enough...
  • Trump Is Sabotaging Himself (and His Party) by Pandering to His Base

    12/19/2018 9:19:53 PM PST · by Signalman · 65 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/19/2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Remember the old saw about the salesman who loses money on every sale but thinks he can make up the shortfall by selling in volume? That's what comes to mind every time I hear people say that President Trump is being shrewd by pandering to his base. Consider last week's remarkable Oval Office meeting between Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Trump. (There is photo evidence, but no audio, to suggest that Vice President Mike Pence was also in the room.) What was supposed to be a brief photo-op turned into a dramatic confrontation when the president...
  • How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind

    12/18/2018 10:32:49 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 79 replies
    THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE ^ | 12/18/2018 | Jack Hunter
    “Kristol was trying to remake the Republican Party,” Carlson says. A significant part of Kristol’s GOP makeover project was portraying antiwar conservatives as heretics. Carlson recounts, “Years later, writer Philip Weiss described a conversation he had with Kristol in which this [remaking the GOP] became explicit. There are Republicans, Kristol told Weiss, ‘of whom I disapprove so much that I won’t appear with them. That I’ve encouraged that they be expelled or not welcomed into the Republican Party.’” “’I’d be happy if Ron Paul left and ran as a third party candidate. I was very happy when Pat Buchanan was...
  • Goodlatte: House Leadership Blocked Trump-Backed Immigration Reform

    12/05/2018 7:57:36 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Neil Munro
    The House GOP leadership is responsible for blocking a pro-American immigration reform package which was backed by President Donald Trump, a top House chairman said Tuesday. The GOP leadership let the House immigration reform die in June by allowing a critical bloc of GOP legislators to split their votes between two rival reform bills, said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the retiring chairman of the House committee on the judiciary. “The strategy of having two options really let people have an off-ramp — they could vote for the more conservative bill and against the other, or vote for the second bill and...
  • Republicans [Luntz, Norquist] fear they've blown economic message that could have secured victory

    11/04/2018 10:17:39 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 4, 2018
    For all the media fixation on the "lies" President Trump tells, sometimes he has an uncanny knack of telling the unvarnished truth. So it was on Friday night when Trump told those gathered at a West Virginia rally: "Sometimes it’s not as exciting to talk about the economy because we have a lot of other things to talk about." That unscripted line left some Republican strategists nodding in agreement and wondering about what might have been. Republicans are bracing for the loss of the House of Representatives with operatives citing the lack of a coherent economic message and unnecessary distractions...
  • Fed up with Trump, a GOP women's PAC is backing Dems in two key Michigan races (Super Barf Alert)

    11/04/2018 1:40:22 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 35 replies
    Detroit Metro Times ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | Violet Ikonomova
    A political action committee run by Republican women opposed to Donald Trump is getting involved in Michigan's most competitive Congressional races — and supporting the Democrat candidates. Republican Women for Progress PAC tells Metro Times it has taken out $50,000 television ad buys in Michigan's 11th and 8th Congressional District races. Both races feature a moderate Democrat against a Trump-aligned Republican. In MI-11, Democrat Haley Stevens is up against Republican Lena Epstein, the former Michigan chair for the Trump campaign. In MI-08, Elissa Slotkin is trying to unseat incumbent Rep. Mike Bishop.
  • Jeff Flake at Global Citizen Festival: ‘Feel Free to Join Me in an Elevator Anytime’

    09/30/2018 7:45:32 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 57 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Sept 29 2018 | TAMAR AUBER
    Just one day after their mid-Judiciary Committee chat that helped to launch the FBI probe of the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, Sens. Chris Coons and Jeff Flake made an appearance at the Global Citizens Festival, an annual concert held on the week of the United Nations’ General Assembly. “Hi, global citizen. I’m Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware,” Coons said. “And I’m Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona,” Flake added. “It was our personal relationship that made the politics of compromise that prevailed yesterday possible,” Coon said. “So we’re here to support bipartisan leadership on foreign aid,” Flake added. Then,...
  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: Judiciary Committee Must Hear From Kavanaugh Accuser Before Voting

    09/16/2018 3:47:58 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 119 replies
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said on Sunday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should pause its consideration of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the committee hears more from the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. “For me, we can’t vote until we hear more,” Flake, who sits on the judiciary committee, told The Washington Post. Earlier Sunday, Christine Blasey Ford went public with her allegation against Kavanaugh, which dated back to their time in high school. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her down and groped her, then covered her mouth when she tried to scream. Kavanaugh has flatly...
  • Bill Kristol building 'war machine' to challenge Trump in 2020 primary

    09/14/2018 2:49:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | JOE CONCHA
    Conservative commentator and outspoken "Never Trump" critic Bill Kristol says he is building a "war machine" within the Republican party to challenge President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to CNBC. Kristol told the network that he's preparing "for a primary run against Trump," adding that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on his shortlist of possible candidates. Kasich was unsuccessful in his 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, only managing to beat Trump in his home state. Kristol also said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are also being considered. “We are thinking of and...
  • Big Club Makes It’s Move – Chinese Funded U.S. Lobbyists Move For “Public Fight” Over Tariffs….

    09/12/2018 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Bratch · 4 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2018 | sundance
    It was virtually guaranteed to happen, the only unknown was the actual timing of when they would execute their self-interested plan.  Remember, there are trillions at stake and the multinationals will not give up their power, influence and control over the U.S. economy. The media are reporting on a “group” of lobbyists “uniting” in a common strategy to oppose President Trump, ahead of the mid-terms, based on Chinese tariffs.  Those who have followed this “group”, also known as “the big club”, for decades know full well the lobbyists are financed through Wall Street multinational corporations and foreign money (hint: China).  The foreign...
  • McConnell Concocts a "Chameleon" Election Strategy [semi-satire]

    08/20/2018 10:17:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 August 2018 | John Semmens
    Concerned by predictions that a Democratic "blue wave" could lead to a loss of Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) has devised what he boasted is "a foolproof plan to avert disaster." The gist of this plan is to blur the differences between the two Parties by scheduling a number of votes on bipartisan bills that garner support from both sides of the aisle. The bills the Majority Leader has in mind include votes on the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill, opioids legislation and the Water Resources Development Act....
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...