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  • Will a Republican candidate stand up against Trump in 2020?

    11/15/2018 7:01:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2018 | Michael Gerson
    Republicans thinking about opposing President Trump in the 2020 primaries are facing the hardest of political choices. Toppling a sitting president of your own party is a maneuver with the highest degree of difficulty. The most relevant historical model is probably Eugene McCarthy’s race against President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, which helped persuade the politically wounded Johnson to withdraw. But McCarthy had a clear policy handhold — opposition to an increasingly unpopular war — and appealed to a discontented element within his party. What are the handholds for a challenger to Trump? Economic conservatives are generally happy with the...
  • House Republicans elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy as party leader

    11/14/2018 12:27:13 PM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11/14/2018 | Felicia Sonmez, Mike DeBonis
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) ascended to the top job in House Republican leadership on Wednesday, while Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) followed in her father’s footsteps by taking the party’s No. 3 spot. McCarthy prevailed over Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) 159-43, according to the House press gallery, while Cheney was elected by voice vote. Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is stepping down at the end of his term in January. That opened up the top spot in House Republican leadership, which following the GOP’s defeat in last week’s midterms will be House Minority Leader.
  • Poll: 61 Percent of Democrats Say Republicans Are ‘Racist,’ ‘Bigoted,’ ‘Sexist’

    11/12/2018 7:34:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    A majority of Democrats — 61 percent — describe Republicans as “racist, “bigoted,” and “sexist,” according to a Monday-published poll commissioned by Axios. Thirty-one percent of Republicans describe Democrats the same way. The online poll surveyed 3,215 U.S. adults, and has a margin of error of three percentage points. Fifty-four percent of Democrats view Republicans as “ignorant,” with 49 percent of Republicans similarly viewing Democrats. Fifty percent of Republicans cast Democrats as “evil,” with 44 percent of Democrats doing the same with Republicans.
  • California Republicans Face More Losses As Late Votes for Democrats Continue to Trickle In

    11/12/2018 2:49:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    GP ^ | 11/11/18 | Jim Hoft
    Republican candidates who led their races on election night continue to suffer losses as Democrats across the nation have been able to manufacture tens-of-thousands of new votes since election day. Democrats stole races in Florida, New Mexico and California since election results were announced on Tuesday night. Democrats have mysteriously found thousands of new votes in Georgia on Saturday after losing the governor’s seat on Tuesday. And now several California Republican candidates who led their races by significant margins on election night days later are losing their seats as Democrats produce new votes several days later.
  • The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

    11/11/2018 12:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | The November 19th 2018 Issue | Amy Davidson Sorkin
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  • …To spite your face

    11/09/2018 8:50:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Election results do have consequences but who wants to be the one racking up points for the adversary, especially after showing up to fight for the good guys? After every election there’s disappointment and regret. Disappointment if a candidate loses whom you supported with all your means. Regret if you didn’t stand up strongly enough for the candidate you believe should have won. And then there’s capitulation. The question is how could a strong advocate for McDaniel turn around and try to make an argument for voting for a candidate representing the complete opposite of McDaniel’s resolute conservatism?
  • A Much, Much Better GOP Night Than Had Been Forecast

    11/07/2018 11:46:36 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 7, 2018 | Dov Fischer
    Republicans knew the House was going to flip. It is common to argue over polling predictions days or weeks in advance, when survey numbers are within a reasonable margin, especially when only one race is in question. But with 435 House races, and so many lining up for Democrat flips, the settled question had become whether a “blue wave” would overturn Washington in a tsunami, even flowing up-ticket for Democrat gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates, and whether the President’s agenda would be stymied or even stifled. Ultimately, that “blue wave” proved modest, enough to flip the House as expected but...
  • Tester wins third Senate term in Montana

    11/07/2018 10:28:26 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is the projected winner in Montana, surviving a race that tightened in the final weeks amid heavy campaigning by President Trump and his eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr. Tester, a third-generation farmer from north central Montana, ran on his record and did not invite any prominent Democratic politicians to campaign for him in an effort to keep the focus on him and his opponent, Matt Rosendale, a Maryland transplant who moved to the state in 2002.
  • Positive perspective on the midterm election

    11/07/2018 10:05:12 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tiberiu Dianu
    The liberals and mainstream media wanted everybody to believe that in 2018 there would be a Democratic tsunami wave. There wasn’t. In the 1994 midterm elections Democratic president Bill Clinton lost 54 House seats, 8 Senate seats and 10 governorships. That was a tsunami. In the 2010 midterm elections Democratic president Barack Obama lost 63 House seats, 6 Senate seats and 29 governorships. That was an even bigger tsunami. In the 2018 midterm elections Republican President Donald Trump lost a just over a couple dozen House seats (confirming the historical precedents), expanded robustly his Senate seats, while the number of...
  • Trump’s Republicans Beat Historical Average for Midterm Elections

    11/07/2018 6:51:33 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Republicans were disappointed to lose the House of Representatives to Democrats on Tuesday. But they gained several seats in the Senate. Overall the GOP out-performed the historical average for the president’s party. As a recent analysis of historical trends in midterm elections noted: “Over the past 28 midterm elections since 1906, the president’s party lost about 30 House seats and 4 Senate seats on average.” President Donald Trump’s Republican Party was projected to lose between 25 and 35 seats as of 1:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday — right around the historical average. Moreover, Trump and the GOP were projected to...
  • In NC, Republicans fend off Democratic US House challengers

    11/06/2018 11:22:04 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 11/6/18 | Tyler Dukes
    Raleigh, N.C. — Democrats across the country may have picked up enough seats to gain control of the U.S. House Tuesday night. But in North Carolina, the party failed to flip any of the congressional seats held by Republicans in races targeted by millions of dollars in political advertising – aside from one race that could come down to a recount. If the unofficial results Tuesday night stand, the makeup of the state's congressional delegation remains unchanged with 10 Republicans and three Democrats.
  • Will POTUS Trump lead the GOP to ‘impossible’ victory?

    11/06/2018 10:38:20 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/6/18 | USA Features
    Midterms: You’ve heard it for a year or more now as campaigning for today’s midterm elections began last fall: The party in power always loses seats during the midterm elections. But will that happen today? When all is said and done, will Republicans suffer the same fate as Democrats did in 2010 and 2014? Or will POTUS Donald Trump’s madcap campaign pace keep the House and Senate red, as well as several gubernatorial races around the country?
  • Scarborough: Hard for Me Not to Judge Friends Who Vote Republican

    11/06/2018 10:05:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 112 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Such a magnanimous guy, that Joe Scarborough. He doesn't usually judge his friends, no matter how they vote. But not this year. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough said that not judging friends is "a little harder to do in 2018." A Scarborough tweet that was displayed made clear what Joe had in mind: anyone voting for "Trump" [i.e., for Republicans] is voting for "lies," and "racism."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • David French: The Democrats Have Not Earned Your Vote

    11/05/2018 1:53:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | November 5, 2018 | David French
    If you like your Republican, you should keep your Republican. Tens of millions of Americans have mailed in their ballots already. Tomorrow, tens of millions more will go to the polls. I’m not confident how they’ll vote, but I am absolutely certain of one thing: Not one of them will see the name “Donald Trump” on the ballot. Instead, they will see different individuals with characters very different from Trump’s. They will see Republicans and Democrats with their own policy positions and their own rhetorical styles. Yet now voices from the left, the center, and what can only be called...
  • Republicans Will Keep Congress. Here's Why.

    11/05/2018 11:33:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/05/2018 | Arthur Schaper
    The Congressional election polls are all over the map, and we have two days to go before Election Day. Real Clear Politics, the Cook Report, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball have outlined anywhere from 40 to 60 Republican-held House Seats in their crosshairs. As expected, they are underreporting GOP opportunities for the US Senate. Republicans have nothing to lose and so much to gain in the upper chamber. How accurate are the polls? How much faith should we place in the website metrics offered by these establishment-leaning pollsters and aggregators? Not much, in my opinion. Granted, that’s an easy argument to...
  • Generic Congressional Ballot’s All Tied Up (Republicans LEAD by a Point!!!!!)

    11/05/2018 6:02:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 5, 2018 | Rasmussen Reports
    The final Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot before Election Day shows Republicans edging ahead by one point, but in essence, the two parties are tied. The survey has a +/-2 percentage point margin of error. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that 46% would choose the Republican candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-five percent (45%) would vote for the Democrat. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) A week ago, Democrats held a 47% to...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt — When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. “I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours — more than 80 hours a year [on average] — we spend being stuck in...
  • RED WAVE RISING–> Early Voting Shows Republicans Exceeding Their 2016 Numbers

    11/04/2018 7:20:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    GP ^ | 11/04/18 | Jim Hoft
    The blue wave is now a bygone figment of a liberal Hollywood fantasy. Voter excitement is clearly with the Republican Party and President Donald Trump! There is a Red Wave Rising! One pundit, Michael E. Newton, has been tracking the 2018 mid-term election data to date. He addresses people’s questions about mid-term voting to date: Newton explains that because Democrat and Republican voting may have gotten closer each day, doesn’t mean that the Democrats are really catching up in early voting. It just means the Republican percent of gains over 2016 are not as great as they were yesterday: What...
  • CNN op-ed suggests ‘sex strike’ before midterms to help Democrats

    11/03/2018 7:34:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 112 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 11/3/2018 | Joe Newby
    This is CNN… On Friday, the outlet once dubbed the “least-trusted” name in network news for its rabid anti-Trump and anti-Republican bias, published an op-ed suggesting that women engage in a “sex strike” before the midterm election, no doubt to help Democrats. “It’s time for a revolution,” wrote Wednesday Martin. “At the polls, and in the bedroom. And in our understanding of who women are, sexually and otherwise. Given the tight interweaving of economic and political power with sexual entitlement, female sexual autonomy has never been more urgent, and women’s sexual pleasure has never been more political. Let’s consider what...
  • Gillum intern arrested in Florida for throwing chocolate milk at College Republicans

    11/03/2018 12:56:40 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 58 replies ^ | Nov 3, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    An intern for Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has been arrested and charged with battery after she threw chocolate milk on a group of College Republicans tabling on campus.