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  • Rep. Maxine Waters: Justice Brett Kavanaugh 'won't rest easy in his job'

    10/19/2018 11:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is predicting the backlash against newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh will continue well into his tenure. Speaking to Black Hollywood Live before the 2018 Merge Summit in Los Angeles on Friday, Mrs. Waters had some words of encouragement for people who feel dejected by the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of committing sexual misconduct more than 30 years ago. “Never stop,” she instructed liberals, according to a clip flagged by NTK Network on Monday. “That is what we have to do with what happened to Kavanaugh and this confirmation process. “It...
  • “You Can’t Out-Trump Trump”: Elizabeth Warren Shows Democrats How to Lose in 2020

    10/19/2018 4:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | October 17, 2018 | Peter Hamby
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/elizabeth-warren-shows-democrats-how-to-lose-in-2020
  • 'Kavanaugh Effect' Is Making Republicans More Popular Among Women: Lara Trump

    10/19/2018 3:02:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ewan Palmer
    Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to Donald Trump by marriage to his youngest son, Eric Trump, has said recent furor surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice is spurring women on to vote for Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking on Fox News @ Night on Wednesday, she said women will not be put off by the assault allegations against Kavanaugh or continuous criticism of the president's misogyny despite recent polls suggestions the GOP are losing support from women. Kavanaugh faced a series of sexual misconduct allegations during the Supreme Court justice nomination process, including claims he sexually...
  • Why Donald Trump likes it when John Kelly and John Bolton fight

    10/18/2018 7:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Even by White House standards, this scrap was reportedly a doozy. Writes Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny: "A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN." According to Collins and Zeleny, the fight -- which Trump witnessed the start of (and sided with the more hard-line Bolton) -- led some aides to speculate that one of the two combatants might leave the White House following it. (The betting money...
  • Warren accuses Trump of ‘creepy’ comments about her DNA test

    10/16/2018 1:00:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump’s comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is “creepy.” She tweeted Monday that the president makes “creepy physical threats” about women who scare him, including her. “He’s trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself,” the Massachusetts Democrat responded on Twitter after Trump made the comment during an appearance in Georgia. “It may soothe his ego – but it won’t work.”(continued)
  • Trump's push to accelerate Texas-Mexico border wall project inflames Rio Grande Valley residents

    10/14/2018 7:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief
    HIDALGO — The Homeland Security Department's decision last week to speed construction of a border wall in the lower Rio Grande Valley has inflamed local residents just as the midterm election is in sight. Politically, it cuts both ways. As Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke stokes voter interest by reminding them about President Donald Trump's plans, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz also is using the issue to excite his base. At the border, where miles of gaps separate segments of wall constructed a decade ago — hardly any of it as imposing as the barrier Trump envisions — some residents are angry...
  • Doug Schoen: Hillary and Holder hurting Democrats with their amazing and disgusting comments

    10/14/2018 2:30:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Douglas E. Schoen
    As Democrats campaign for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, they have plenty of legitimate criticisms to level at President Trump and Republicans who control the House and Senate. But Democrats were hurt in recent days by amazing and disgusting comments made by Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Eric Holder. As a Democrat, I want my party to win as many seats as possible in the House and Senate and to capture as many governorships and other state offices as it can. But the Clinton and Holder remarks do not advance that effort – they hurt it. Former Secretary of...
  • For civil discourse to return, Democrats must lose big in November

    10/12/2018 5:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The NOQ Report ^ | October 12, 2018 | JD Rucker
    It’s a good time to be in the pain relief industry. Many Americans are likely experiencing headaches from all their shouting while others are experiencing neck pains from shaking our heads so much. The state of politics in America induces maximum pain on those of us who are paying attention. As a co-founder of the Federalist Party, I’ve been asked by many recently why I’ve been so heavily focused on helping Republicans win. I’m not a Republican. I believe the majority of GOP politicians are weak, moderate, self-serving, and not fulfilling their promises. We still have Obamacare. Planned Parenthood is...
  • Economic Anxiety Didn’t Elect Trump and It May Hurt His Party in the Midterms

    10/11/2018 5:33:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    NYT Opinion ^ | 10-10-2018 | Robert Griffin and John Sides
    The president is less popular than overall growth would predict.The 2016 election is almost two years behind us, but arguments over why Donald Trump won haven’t stopped. Because Mr. Trump drew support from white voters with less formal education — the “white working class” — many attributed his victory to Americans’ economic anxiety. But this narrative has obscured the true nature of Mr. Trump’s coalition. On the whole, Trump voters were never extraordinarily economically distressed. And now the economically distressed are actually less likely to approve of Mr. Trump’s performance as president. (snip) [Note: Read the article to find out...
  • Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony 'a political rally'

    10/11/2018 12:52:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 9, 2018 | Dylan Stableford, senior
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that President Trump’s ceremonial swearing in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the White House on Monday night smacked of “a political rally” that “further undermined the image and integrity” of the nation’s highest court. “What was done last night at the White House was a political rally,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview set to be broadcast Tuesday night. “It further undermined the image and integrity of the court. And that troubles me greatly.” During the ceremony, Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family “on behalf of our nation” for the...
  • In Minnesota mining country, voters still with Trump

    10/10/2018 11:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    For decades, Bob Vlaisavljevich voted for Democrats. But in 2016, Vlaisavljevich, the mayor of the small northern Minnesota mining town of Eveleth -- population, roughly 3,700 -- changed his tune and voted for Donald Trump. His decision was nothing short of a local political earthquake, one reflected in the final vote tally in the historically Democratic congressional district -- Trump bested Hillary Clinton by 15 points. Two years later, Vlaisavljevich does not regret his decision, and plans to vote Republican next month, in what could be a warning sign for Democrats awaiting a blue wave in in midterm elections on...
  • Will Kavanaugh Fever Kill the Blue Wave?

    10/10/2018 2:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Vanity Fair | October 10, 2018 | Tina Nguyen
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/brett-kavanaugh-midterms-republican-democrat-turnout
  • Rand Paul warns of 'assassination' peril after Kavanaugh confirmation...

    10/09/2018 9:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Following the bitterly partisan, acrimonious confirmation battle over Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., warned in an interview on Tuesday that heated political rhetoric has the potential to turn deadly. "I fear that there's going to be an assassination," Paul told a Kentucky radio show. "I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation ... they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence." Paul's comments came the same day former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared that Democrats "cannot be civil" with...
  • Kavanaugh Killed the ‘Never Trump’ Movement

    10/09/2018 3:09:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 9, 2018 | Matt Lewis
    Some Never Trumpers are now on board for 2020. Others are leaving the Republican Party for good. One way or the other, it’s all about you know who. Resistance is futile. Long on life-support, the Never Trump “resistance” movement within the Republican Party was finished off by the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight. Consider the dichotomy that has emerged in the last week: We saw people like Erick Erickson, who once wrote a piece headlined “I Will Not Vote For Donald Trump. Ever,” suggesting they will vote for Trump in 2020, and people like Tom Nichols, formerly of The Federalist, saying...
  • Feminist Writer on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Fight: Divorce Your Republican Husbands

    10/08/2018 8:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 8, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Some people had trouble with the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. For left-wingers, it was another episode of Meltdown Theater. Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote on Saturday, but the road to get here was insanely bumpier than originally projected. Three sexual misconduct allegations—all without evidence or corroborating witnesses—opened the door for Democrats, who dropped these allegations at the last minute, to execute one of the most vicious character assassination campaigns in recent memory. If they couldn’t block him, they were going to destroy his life, his family, and his reputation. All I can say is I...
  • Democrats Die Again on the Wrong Hill

    10/08/2018 5:09:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 8, 2018 | Peter Van Buren
    There seems to be no strategy other than Trump rage, and despite going nuclear on a man's life, they just can't win. While Democrats continue to refight the 2016 election, Republicans confirmed their second Supreme Court judge over the weekend. And the soiled Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process put Democratic strategy for the 2018 midterms in plain view. The question is: will what hasn’t worked to date do any better for the Dems a month from now? This week’s FBI investigation was never going to turn up much beyond incomplete recollections. Apart from liberal Twitter, all of whom are apparently trauma...
  • Forgive Us Our What?

    10/07/2018 7:16:15 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 13 replies
    7 Oct 18 | hapnHAL
    Forgive us our What? The Catholic the Lords Prayer reads in part.... "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.". What does this mean with all turmoil and hatred we have going with the Kavanaugh nomination?
  • Republican women praise Kavanaugh confirmation, call sexual assault claims 'outlandish'

    10/07/2018 3:37:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | October 7, 2018 | Sarah Krueger, reporter
    Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans held a news conference Sunday afternoon, praising senators for confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh, despite what they called a “smear campaign” spearheaded by Democrats. During the event, the women of the North Carolina Republican Party said the sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh are “outlandish.” The news conference opened up with Michele Nix, vice chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party, saying that women stand with sexual assault survivors, but they also stand in support of the presumption of innocence....
  • Hirono Comments on Kavanaugh’s Confirmation (Hawaii Dem Senator)

    10/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Rafu Shimpo ^ | October 7, 2018
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and an opponent of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, made the following comments on ABC’s “This Week” on Oct. 7 following the Senate’s confirmation of Kavanaugh, who was immediately sworn in as an associate justice. =*= Jonathan Karl, ABC News: You called this process a sham. He is now Justice Kavanaugh. Do you view Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a legitimate justice? Hirono: He’s going to be on the Supreme Court with a huge taint and a big asterisk after his name. And the...
  • Many women saw Kavanaugh as unfairly accused, could be 'our husbands, our sons': Trump counselor

    10/07/2018 1:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2018 | Quinn Scanlan
    President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway said that newly-confirmed Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh should not be seen as tainted, saying that many women viewed him as unfairly accused, and “saw in him possibly our husbands, our sons, our cousins, our co-workers, our brothers.” Conway, in an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on “This Week” Sunday, pushed back against the notion that many people may see now-Justice Kavanaugh as tainted due to his being confirmed to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault against him. “A lot of women, including me, in...