Kentucky (GOP Club)

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  • Vanity - Citizen speaks out: Senate kill the "sixty vote"...TODAY!!!

    07/19/2017 5:46:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Totally useless, "Never Trumper:, Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell should call for a Senate vote today to eliminate the "Sixty Vote" rule in the Senate. Simple, folks...Fifty One votes makes for a majority. End of story!!! Let's see if this weak sister of a back stabbing, lie telling, Republican leader has any spine or loyalty to his party, country and the American people. McConnell pass that law ...NOW, or resign this afternoon...you complete failure and Trump traitor to boot!!! You could lead your way out of a cardboard box.
  • Vanity - Should Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan resign?

    07/18/2017 12:24:57 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 55 replies
    Both Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan are total failures at leadership and, are 100% "Never Trumpers". I ask you good folks this simple question. Should both Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan be thrown out by their own caucuses or plainly be forced to resign immediately?
  • ‘Trump Played Me For A Fool’: Disgruntled KY Trump Supporter Laments Not Having Voted For Hillary

    05/28/2017 1:57:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Guardians of Democracy ^ | May 27, 2017 | Staff
    Elliott County in Eastern Kentucky, which has voted for a Democrat for president in every election for 144 years, overwhelmingly went for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, by a vote of 2,000 to 740. The county remains overwhelmingly Democratic in its registration, with 4,580 registered Democrats and 429 registered Republicans, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. This week, CNN visited Elliott County, which is among the poorest in the country with a staggering poverty rate of over 34% and which has one of the highest percentages of people in the nation who rely on federal benefit programs. CNN sat down...
  • Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion

    04/28/2017 1:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 28, 2017 | Annie Lowrey
    Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets. The newly elected member of Congress, who represents Silicon Valley, has become a loud progressive voice on the Hill during his brief tenure there. The way he sees it, Democrats have failed by not offering families a radical plan to end wage stagnation and bring prosperity to the middle class once again. He is working on a bill he believes will do just that, by boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide as much as $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for families. (That would roughly double...
  • Trump's Rallies Give Boost to President, His Supporters

    03/20/2017 2:25:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | March 20, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, TENN — President Donald Trump is returning to the road, rallying supporters to recapture the enthusiasm of his campaign and reassuring them about his tumultuous early days in the White House. It's a welcome distraction for a president whose first months in office have been dominated by self-inflicted controversy and roadblocks, courtesy of federal courts and a divided Congress. "We have done far more, I think maybe more than anybody's done in this office in 50 days, that I can tell you,'' Trump said to cheers from thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Nashville, Tennessee....
  • Dem says party made 'mistake' with pick for Trump rebuttal

    03/02/2017 1:16:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) is criticizing the Democratic rebuttal speech to President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress, calling it "a mistake" to have chosen former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. "You're asking about thinking, and that didn't happen," Cleaver said Wednesday when questioned on MSNBC about the diner-set rebuttal speech. "Look, the governor did a fabulous job in terms of healthcare when he was in Kentucky ... but I would love to have had [Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián] Castro as giving the response or somebody like [Rep.] Cedric Richmond from New Orleans," Cleaver said....
  • Democrat giving response to Trump speech calls himself a Republican

    03/01/2017 5:20:50 AM PST · by tired&retired · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2017 | 1:57am | Max Jaeger
    The Democrat giving the response to President Trump’s congressional address Tuesday seemed to have forgotten what party he was representing — when he inexplicably called himself a Republican during his address. “I’m a proud Democrat, but first and foremost, I’m a proud Republican, and Democrat, and mostly, American,” former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said via telecast from a diner in his home state. It was not clear why Beshear called himself a “proud Republican,” but the small group of supporters surrounding him did not seem to balk as he flip-flopped affiliations.
  • President Trump is just Rubio or Bush with a Twitter account, Mitch McConnell says

    02/19/2017 1:28:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Republican President Donald Trump’s first month in office is the sort of beginning that any other Republican president may have had, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. “As I look at what we might have expected from a President Mitt Romney or a President Marco Rubio, or a President Jeb Bush at the beginning of their tenures in office, I can’t see much difference between what President Trump is doing and what they would have done,” McConnell, R-Ky. told a Capitol news conference. Trump’s chaotic first month has included an appeals court rejection of his travel ban on citizens...
  • McConnell makes his strongest case yet for Trump

    11/02/2016 6:27:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WKYT-TV ^ | November 2, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made his strongest statement yet in favor of his party's presidential nominee, telling supporters in his home state that "we need a new president, Donald Trump, to be the most powerful Republican in America." McConnell, who has warned repeatedly that Republicans could lose control of the Senate this year, has been silent on Trump in recent weeks as he has come under fire for his statements about women and his claims that the election is rigged against him...
  • The Most Durably Democratic County In The Country Could Go For Trump

    10/26/2016 11:28:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | October 26, 2016 | Aaron Bycoffe
    In 2012, voters in Elliott County, Kentucky, came close to breaking a streak that, at the time, had lasted 136 years. Elliott County was formed in 1869, and since its first presidential election, in 1872, it had voted for the Democratic nominee every time — the longest span of any U.S. county. President Obama — like the previous Democratic candidates for president — won Elliott County in 2012, extending its streak. But the margin by which he won — 2.5 percentage points — made it, by far, the closest presidential election the county had ever seen, and the first time...
  • Mitch McConnell Complains About ‘Unreasonable’ Conservatives, Points Blame at Talk Radio

    06/08/2016 6:11:16 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/8/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes pride in his reputation as a great compromiser. But the Republican leader won’t concede on one point: He refuses to let conservatives fight the White House for lower spending levels. McConnell, R-Ky., outlined his political roadmap for government spending on Tuesday, sketching out the routes he sees available: an omnibus package, individual appropriations bills, or a government shutdown.
  • In honor of Muhammad Ali, Sen. Rand Paul will introduce bill to end Selective Service

    06/07/2016 7:39:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    KSTV-TV ^ | June 6, 2016 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, will soon be filing stand-alone legislation to end the practice of registering for the Selective Service. The bill titled ‘The Muhammad Ali Voluntary Service Act’ will be presented to Congress in honor of the famed boxer who refused to serve in the Vietnam War. On April, 28 1967 the heavy weight champion was stripped of his title for refusing to be inducted in the United States Army. Ali, a Muslim and conscientious objector, was convicted of draft evasion — a conviction that would later be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. “One thing...
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • KENTUCKY FREEFALL: Hillary Loses Quarter of a Million Votes from Her 2008 Primary Win

    05/18/2016 5:38:28 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/17/2016 | Jim Hoft
    It was another disastrous night for Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton lost nearly a quarter of a million votes tonight in Kentucky compared to her 2008 victory. Hillary won the Kentucky primary in 2008 with 459,511 votes. On Tuesday night Hillary pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders in Kentucky in the final minutes. With 99% of precincts reporting— Hillary has 212,549 votes to Bernie’s 210,626 votes.
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • Northern Kentucky delegates support Ted Cruz

    04/05/2016 8:23:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The State Journal ^ | April 5, 2016 | Scott Wartman, The Kentucky Enquirer
    Northern Kentucky Republicans will send supporters of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to the national convention in July. A group of 126 Republicans on Saturday from the 20 counties of Northern Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District gathered in the theater of Boone County High School to choose their three delegates and three alternates for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland for July. People at the convention seemed to either support Donald Trump or Cruz. Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s name never came up. Cruz won the Fourth District in the March 5 GOP caucus but came in second to Donald Trump statewide. Two...
  • NKY delegates support Cruz

    04/02/2016 5:07:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Cincinnati Enquirer | Scott Wartman
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/02/nky-delegates-support-cruz/82526228/
  • Rand Paul Scores an Early Victory in the GOP Primary Battle

    06/02/2015 6:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | June 2, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    Jeb Bush will enter 2016 with plenty of advantages, but the first-in-the-West nominating contest likely won’t be one of them. Nevada lawmakers this week opted against changing the state’s presidential caucus to a primary, a decision that runs counter to the wishes of Bush, Marco Rubio, and other GOP establishment-types who had hoped a switch would give them a better chance at posting a momentum-building victory there. Caucuses require a good deal more effort and patience from voters than primaries, and as a result the contests tend to favor candidates that have built a network of highly motivated activists. That...
  • The politics of Cruz and the personality of Trump — in one governor

    02/07/2016 7:30:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Richard Warnica
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- At the start, of course, he was a joke -- a rich man playing politics, dismissed by friend and foe. But he stayed in it. His numbers climbed. And at a certain point, he wasn't funny anymore. He is Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, and his election last fall may say more about the current state of Republican politics than anything happening in New Hampshire this week. Bevin has been called "The Donald Trump of Kentucky." But he's more of an amalgam really: a mix of Trump, Ted Cruz and something all his own. His success...