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  • Mitt Romney’s statement on the Charlottesville anniversary strikes a chord Trump cannot

    08/12/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | August 11, 2018 | Emily Stewart
    Mitt Romney is calling on Americans to “categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination” on the anniversary of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and on the eve of a repeat of the Unite the Right rally this year in Washington, DC. The former Massachusetts governor and current US Senate candidate in Utah issued a lengthy statement on Friday defending equality, steeped in his religious upbringing and belief that “we are all children of God.” Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama as the 2012 Republican nominee for president, touched on a number of issues in his post. He...
  • Trump Tweet on Balderson: Troy wins a great victory; will win BIG in Nov.

    08/07/2018 8:15:04 PM PDT · by Ken H · 122 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 07, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump When I decided to go to Ohio for Troy Balderson, he was down in early voting 64 to 36. That was not good. After my speech on Saturday night, there was a big turn for the better. Now Troy wins a great victory during a very tough time of the year for voting. He will win BIG in Nov. 10:59 PM · Aug 7, 2018
  • Is Gov. Kasich Trying to Torpedo Ohio Congressional Candidate?

    08/07/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by lasereye · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Aug, 6, 2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Ohio Governor John Kasich appeared on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday and ignited a firestorm over the role President Trump is playing in a critical race in Ohio between Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson and Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor, a Democrat. The candidates will face off for Rep. Pat Tiberi's abandoned U.S. House seat in what is expected to be a tight contest on Tuesday. On Saturday, Trump, who had previously endorsed Balderson, attended a rally to support the candidate in Lewis Center, Ohio. "But to continue our incredible success, we must elect more Republicans and...
  • John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally

    08/05/2018 2:58:12 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 110 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8/5/18 | Nina Golgowski
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Sunday suggested that President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally in his state on Saturday without a direct invitation from the House candidate he came to tout. Kasich, speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” said he asked state Sen. Troy Balderson, the Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat in a Tuesday special election, point blank why he invited Trump to campaign for him at his event in Delaware County. “I asked him the other day, ‘Why are you bringing Trump in,’ said Kasich, who has been one of the GOP’s harshest critics of...
  • Michael Steele: ‘Swing Voters Are Moving Away from the Trump Circus’

    08/04/2018 1:14:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8-3-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele likened President Donald Trump’s rally last night in Wilkes-Barre, PA to a “circus” that is causing “swing voters” to move away from Republicans. Steele said, “Pennsylvania is a bellwether for a number of important races coming up this fall and the fact that the president is so narrowly playing to a base, that he feels good in that setting, he’s having fun, he’s riffing and cussing and doing all this and those folks are loving it. To Charlie’s point, the rest of the country, the independent voters,...

    07/30/2018 2:55:09 PM PDT · by oblomov · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 30 Jul 2018 | Peter Hasson
    Bill Kristol, the former editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard, is considering challenging President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. Kristol, who is consistently one of the most vocal anti-Trump Republicans, has been considering a run for months, a source familiar with Kristol’s thinking told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Kristol, who remains an editor-at-large for the Standard, said he has no plans to run but declined to rule it out when asked by TheDCNF. “No plans to run. But I’m randomly in Boston today, and happen to have had lunch with someone who does a lot of work in...
  • Steve Bannon: You Might Have To Vote For Some RINOs This Fall To Save Trump From Impeachment

    07/29/2018 1:56:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2018 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite. When he said last month that “the anti-establishment thing is kind of a luxury we can’t afford right now,” I guess he meant it!I don’t know what’s left of the Bannon populist revolution. He set out last year to primary every Republican incumbent on the ballot this fall (except Ted Cruz). In the course of trying to do that, he taught the party two lessons. One, from Alabama, is that even the safest of seats can be fumbled away by gambling on populist firebreathers. Two, from this Hannity clip below, is that populists will be willing to...
  • Why Kansas Democrats may not be able to beat Rep. Kevin Yoder

    07/28/2018 1:52:47 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 52 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 26, 2018 | Steve Kraske
    In 2014, a lot of Kansas Democrats were convinced that Gov. Sam Brownback was toast. He ranked as one of the least popular governors in the country heading into that election. His tax cuts were widely derided as too much, too fast. The state was facing mounting budget deficits. A governor who had proclaimed himself to be pro-education suddenly was viewed as something else. On the morning of the election, the respected political forecasting site FiveThirtyEight projected Democrat Paul Davis as having an 80 percent likelihood of winning the race. But we all know how that election turned out. Davis...
  • If Donald Trump’s plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession.

    07/27/2018 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | Mitt Romney
    "If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished. Let me explain why I say that. First on the economy. If Donald Trump's plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession. A few examples. His proposed 35 percent tariff-like penalties would instigate a trade war and that would raise prices for consumers, kill our export jobs and lead entrepreneurs and businesses of all stripes to flee America. His tax plan in combination with his refusal to reform entitlements and to honestly address spending would balloon the...
  • House panel advances homeland security bill with $5 billion in border wall funding

    07/26/2018 8:32:33 PM PDT · by raiderboy · 68 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/28/2018 | By Niv Elis
    A House panel on Wednesday approved the Homeland Security appropriations bill, which includes $5 billion in funding for President Trump’s controversial border wall......It approved an amendment by Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) pushing back on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s June decision to deny asylum to victims of domestic abuse and gang violence. “.... those fleeing gang violence and domestic violence would, under certain circumstances, be eligible for a credible fear claim,” Price said, vowing not to let the “draconian measure” stand.
  • Top committee Republicans vote for border provision WORSE than amnesty

    07/26/2018 6:25:16 PM PDT · by eccentric · 44 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 26, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    We already know that most Republicans support amnesty just as passionately as Democrats, much as they support the key elements of Obamacare. We learned yesterday, in one of the most spectacular acts of perfidy ever against the citizenry of this country, that most top Republicans support open borders for the current wave of illegals as well as for the future waves, until the end of times. For years, conservatives have been begging House Republicans to use the power of the purse in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bills to stand for our borders, fight sanctuary cities, defund amnesty, and...
  • Former GOP Gov Calls for Trump's Resignation: 'Unfit to Remain in Office'

    07/25/2018 11:50:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 84 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 24, 2018
    Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman said President Donald Trump is "clearly unfit to remain in office" and called for him to step down Sunday (in a lengthy Los Angeles Times op-ed.) Todd Whitman, who also led the EPA during President George W. Bush's first term, said Trump's "disgraceful performance" before Russian leader Vladimir Putin during their controversial summit last week in Finland helped her come to such a conclusion.
  • I'm still a Republican, but we need to vote in a Democratic Congress (Whitman confidant Steinberg)

    07/23/2018 7:17:55 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 15, 2018 | Alan J. Steinberg
    By Alan J. Steinberg As a "Never Trump" author and governmental veteran, I feel that the most concise and accurate summary of the nightmare of Trumpism was given recently by the renowned conservative historian Max Boot in the Washington Post: "The current GOP still has a few resemblances to the party of old -- it still cuts taxes and supports conservative judges. But a vote for the GOP in November is also a vote for egregious obstruction of justice, rampant conflicts of interest, the demonization of minorities, the debasement of political discourse, the alienation of America's allies, the end of...
  • Dem candidate 'struck by the parallels' between Trump's rise and Hitler's (Perry Gershon)

    07/22/2018 4:41:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/18 | Max Greenwood
    The Democrat challenging Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) for his New York House seat said he was motivated to run for office because of "parallels" he saw between President Trump's political rise and Adolf Hitler's ascent to power in Germany. The comments, made in February at a Democratic primary forum in East Marion, N.Y., were captured in a video sent to The Hill from a Republican operative and also posted online in the Facebook page of Southold Town Democratic Committee, a group committed to electing "leaders with Democratic values" in Southold, NY. In the video, Perry Gershon, who previously worked as...
  • WaPo Conservative: I Miss Obama And Would Take Him Back In A Nanosecond (Max Boot)

    07/22/2018 10:25:26 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 138 replies
    TownHall ^ | 7/21/2018 | Matt Vespa
    How I miss Barack Obama. And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to Mitt Romney in 2012. I criticized Obama’s “lead from behind” foreign policy that resulted in a premature pullout from Iraq and a failure to stop the slaughter in Syria. I thought he was too weak on Iran and too tough on Israel. I feared that Obamacare would be too costly. I fumed that he was too professorial and too indecisive. I was left cold by his arrogance and his cult of...
  • Kasich: We need more Republicans willing to stand up to Trump

    07/20/2018 5:40:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 146 replies ^ | 7/20/18 | Justin Wise
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is saying that more members of the Republican Party need to be willing to stand up to President Trump. “It’s been pretty lonely out here," Kasich told The Guardian in an interview published on Friday, alluding to how he is one of the few members of the GOP to consistently criticize the president. “Not that I mind walking a lonely road, I’ve done it most of my career, but always would be good if you had more people who are willing to stand up and say that’s the wrong direction,” Kasich added.
  • [Paul] Ryan says conservatives must 'fight back' against the alt-right [ed]

    07/20/2018 6:08:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | July 19, 2018 | Stephanie Murray
    Conservatives should "fight back" against the alt-right and white nationalists, and do a better job reclaiming classic terms to stamp out identity politics, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Thursday. “We have to go back and fight for our ground and re-win these ideas and marginalize these guys the best we can to the corners,” Ryan said. “Do everything you can to defeat it.”
  • Flashback: 'I'm Thrilled He's Here,' Bush Says As Putin Visits His Texas Ranch

    07/19/2018 6:26:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2001 | Peter Baker
    Vladimir Putin, wannabe cowboy and newly minted close buddy of President Bush, eagerly wanted to ride a horse in Texas, so he may have been disappointed to learn that Bush zips around his ranch in a Ford pickup. That's what was awaiting the Putins as they landed at the Bush ranch outside Waco in midafternoon. The Bushes, in ranch gear and carrying umbrellas to shield their guests from the rain, met the casually attired Putins when they arrived by helicopter for an overnight and barbecue at the Bush home. "The president brought the rain, for which we're always grateful in...
  • Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to suggest Trump committed TREASON by giving 'aid and comfort' to

    07/19/2018 12:50:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 115 replies ^ | 7/19/18 | Geoff Earle,
    Full tile.... Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to suggest Trump committed TREASON by giving 'aid and comfort' to 'enemy' Russia ..... The Trump-Helsinki summit brought new accusations in Congress Thursday, as GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona accused the president of providing 'aid and comfort' to the enemy. Flake's choice of words evoked the Constitution's definition of treason – at a time when President Trump is facing a new level of scrutiny for his refusal to forcefully condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling during their summit meeting Monday in Finland. 'By choosing to reject objective reality in...
  • Chris Christie to "set record straight" in book on time as a Trump surrogate

    07/19/2018 10:05:29 AM PDT · by be-baw · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 19. 2018 | AP Unattributed
    Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is scheduled for next January 29. He will provide "frank appraisals" of such fellow Trump insiders as Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowski and Jared Kushner, whose father, Charles Kushner, was sent to prison when Christie was a federal prosecutor.