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  • GOP candidate behind 'Deportation Bus' loses in gubernatorial bid

    05/23/2018 8:36:11 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A Republican candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race who ran a “Deportation Bus Tour” to the state’s "sanctuary cities" was defeated in the GOP primary Tuesday night. State Sen. Michael Williams, who skipped out on running for reelection for his state seat in order to mount a gubernatorial bid, earned about 5 percent of the vote in the primary, according to The Associated Press. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp came out on top out of the seven candidates competing in the GOP primary on Tuesday. The two men will advance to a July runoff for the...
  • The List: Meet the ‘Never Trump’ Republicans Trying to Force a DACA Amnesty for Illegal

    05/16/2018 7:20:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 16,19 | John Binder
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) is the leader of the discharge petition. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), who supported Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during the 2016 presidential election, has also signed onto the discharge petition. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who has signed the discharge petition, opposed Trump so much in the 2016 election that he ran ad campaigns against Trump. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), also a signer of the discharge petition, announced during the 2016 election that he could not “in good conscience support or vote for” Trump. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), an influential Congressman, signed the discharge petition as well. Upton...
  • Tea Party Goes 'All In' For President Trump in 2018 Midterms: Mainstream Republicans Nervous

    05/15/2018 1:23:12 PM PDT · by ethom · 47 replies
    Vox.com ^ | May 15, 2018, 9:30am EDT | Jane Coaston
    The Tea Party is back — for President Donald J. Trump. A decade after the anti-government, anti-tax, and anti-Obama insurgency emerged, and eight years after the movement fueled the midterm elections that gave the Republican Party control of the House of Representatives and sent conservatives like Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann, and Mark Meadows to Congress, Tea Party activists are getting active again in midterm races. This time they’re not trying to blow up the system or fight big government. They’re here to support President Trump, no matter that he’s the biggest big-government Republican of them all. And in 2018, they’re...
  • Melania and Harry Reid Both Had Surgery, Guess Who John McCain Offered ‘Prayers and Best Wishes’ To?

    05/15/2018 9:48:25 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Shortened title. Full title: Melania Trump and Harry Reid Both Had Surgery on Monday, Guess Who John McCain Offered His ‘Prayers and Best Wishes’ To? First Lady Melania Trump had surgery on Monday for a benign kidney problem that will keep her hospitalized for several days. Also on Monday, retired Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had surgery to treat pancreatic cancer.
  • John McCain is the single greatest political leader of our time (now they're going over the top!)

    05/12/2018 2:18:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 201 replies
    Washington post.com ^ | 5/11/18 | Dana Milbank
    At long last, have they left no sense of decency? White House official Kelly Sadler, during a meeting Thursday, had this to say about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for opposing President Trump’s CIA nominee over her failure to condemn torture: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
  • George Will: Trump is no longer the worst person in government (Pence is)

    05/10/2018 6:25:08 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 192 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 9, 2018 | George Will
    Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become AmericaÂ’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of todayÂ’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this yearÂ’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing. Last June, a Trump Cabinet meeting featured testimonials offered to Dear Leader by his forelock-tugging colleagues. His chief of staff, Reince Priebus, caught the spirit of the worship service...
  • GOP lawmakers file motion to force immigration vote

    05/09/2018 8:35:45 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2018 | Rafael Bernal
    A Republican representative on Wednesday filed a petition to force a House vote on immigration, going around leadership and the committee process. GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) filed the motion, known as a discharge petition. He was joined by Republican Reps. Jeff Denham (Calif.), Will Hurd (Texas), Mario Díaz Balart (Fla.) and David Valadao (Calif.) as initial sponsors. If a majority of the House votes for the discharge petition, the chamber will then vote on an immigration proposal by Denham. Republicans who support immigration reform have grown increasingly frustrated at leadership over inaction on the issue. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)...
  • McCain’s Funeral Guest List Doesn’t Define Him

    05/08/2018 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | May 8, 2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Charlie Kirk, responding to a report that Senator John McCain, battling brain cancer, does not want President Trump to attend his funeral: “He wants Obama there. That tells you everything you need to know about McCain.” Really? You think everything you need to know about a man’s 81 years on this earth can be nullified or reaffirmed by your approval of his guest list at his funeral? Twenty-three years of military service, 23 bombing missions, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, a Distinguished Flying Cross, five and a half years as a prisoner of war, solitary confinement...
  • Kasich: 'I didn't leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left me

    04/30/2018 4:01:46 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 87 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 30 April 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich expressed frustration with the current state of the Republican and Democratic parties Sunday amid rumors that he could pursue a 2020 presidential run. "I'm still a Republican. I didn't leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left me," Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "In my state we have balanced budgets, surplus, we're up half a million jobs and then people say, 'Well Kasich's not a conservative.' What does that mean?" "Come home to where we basically live," the 2016 presidential candidate added. "We should care about people from top to bottom, not...
  • John Kasich rips GOP, hints at 2020 run against Trump: ‘I can bring that party back’

    04/29/2018 8:33:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 166 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted again Sunday at a possible 2020 presidential run by ripping the Republican Party and declaring “I can bring that party back.” The Republican governor accused the GOP of being “anti-immigrant, anti-trade, in favor of debt,” and implored party members to “come home.” “We should care about people from top to bottom, not just at those at the top but everybody,” Mr. Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I can bring that party back, that’s what I’m going to do, in one way or another.”
  • Trump’s Role in Midterm Elections Roils Republicans

    04/28/2018 2:12:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 28, 2018 | Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    President Trump is privately rejecting the growing consensus among Republican leaders that they may lose the House and possibly the Senate in November, leaving party officials and the president’s advisers nervous that he does not grasp the gravity of the threat they face in the midterm elections. Congressional and party leaders and even some Trump aides are concerned that the president’s boundless self-assurance about politics will cause him to ignore or undermine their midterm strategy. In battleground states like Arizona, Florida and Nevada, Mr. Trump’s proclivity to be a loose cannon could endanger the Republican incumbents and challengers who are...
  • Vanity - Utah voters...No Mitt Romney for Senate...ever!!!

    04/25/2018 7:14:59 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    The Utah Republican Party state caucus wisely rejected Mitt Romney as their standard bearer for the now open U.S. Senate seat, for many good reasons. Paramount among those reasons is that Romney is naught but, a "Never Trumper" RINO, Establishment elitist. Last night in the Arizona, 8th Congressional District House seat special election, Trump supporter, Debbie Lesko defeated the Democrat candidate with a victory margin of six percent. Had she taken the anti-Trump, stance that Romney takes, owns and espouses, she would have lost that seat to the Democrat. She backed Trump, and she backed building the border wall, and...
  • Was Mark Levin's Sarah Palin Interview All About Quelling Bolton Criticism?

    04/17/2018 10:36:39 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4//8/18 | Vanity
    The bombing of Syria idiocy began right after Bolton's appointment. Note that two photos of John Bolton were inserted either live or edited in, in post. (I wonder what time Levin tapes his shows? The day before or--? I have no idea as I've never seen it.) Discussion of Bolton at about the 27:00 mark.
  • ‘Good riddance’: Trumpian right celebrates retirement of ‘globalist’ Paul Ryan

    04/12/2018 9:30:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2018 | Kyle Swenson
    The glee was palpable in the right-wing corners of the Internet and media at the news that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R) was leaving at the end of the year. There, Ryan’s departure was greeted not with hand-wringing but celebration, as if it were a Super Bowl victory. “We WILL NOT miss Paul Ryan,” one Twitter user with more than 20,000 followers bellowed this week. “President Trump is the one who truly loves this country, who loves the people of this country, and we give ZERO flying flips what you think.” “GOOD RIDDANCE,” Trump loyalist and Fox News commentator...
  • McConnell says he's open to paring back US spending bill

    04/10/2018 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2018 4:18 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The Senate’s top Republican said Tuesday that he’s open to a proposal from the White House to pare back a hard-fought spending package that has come under assault from party conservatives. But at the same time, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said the idea of cutting billions of dollars of just-approved spending may not have enough support to pass the narrowly divided Senate. The idea is being floated by the Trump White House with support from top Republicans like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, though it’s clear that there isn’t enough support to pass such a package through Congress. Several Republicans...
  • Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump

    04/08/2018 4:16:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2018 | MELANIE ZANONA
    Few Republicans in Washington are willing to go head-to-head with President Trump, but there is one band of GOP members willing to stand up to the leader of their own party: lawmakers who have announced their retirements. While it’s not uncommon for members to feel far more liberated on their way out the door, it has taken on a whole new meaning in the Trump era, where lawmakers are confronted daily by a never-ending stream of White House controversies. The GOP’s retirement caucus has provided some of the most biting commentary on the president in recent months, with Rep. Ryan...
  • Trump pushes Republicans to use 'nuclear option' on border

    04/02/2018 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Trump administration officials said Monday they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes,” hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through. “Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!” President Donald Trump wrote in a series of sometimes-misleading tweets, fired off after returning from a holiday weekend spent in Florida with several immigration hardliners. Trump also declared protections for so-called Dreamer...
  • Lieu to Trump on spending bill: You got rolled

    03/23/2018 10:21:47 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 179 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) taunted President Trump on Twitter Friday evening after the president signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Trump threatened to veto the bill before ultimately signing it, decrying the bill's lack of funding for his border wall proposal. Lieu mocked Trump on Friday after the bill's signing, saying that Trump was "rolled" by Republican leaders in Congress who failed to secure a deal with Democrats over border wall funding or a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. "Dear @realDonaldTrump: You wimped out. You failed to deliver on your veto threat....
  • James Woods Blasts Trump, ‘RINO Wimps’ Over Omnibus Budget Surrender

    03/23/2018 11:30:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Nolte
    Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods blasted congressional Republicans as “RINO wimps” over the just-passed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. “I never imagined I could loathe the @GOP more than the I loathe @TheDemocrats, but they got me with this suck-ass budget,” Woods tweeted to his 1.36 million followers, adding that he hopes “they get what they asked for in November. When will these RINO wimps stop sticking their asses in the air for the Democrats to violate?”
  • Vanity - POTUS, Veto that 1.3 Trillion Dollar Budget..right now!!! Then fire Ryan/McConnell.

    03/23/2018 8:25:22 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 70 replies
    It's either Yes or No, Mr. POTUS, Donald J. Trump. Sir, you are the human being in this God's world put there by the American people to save this once magnificent Nation Republic. A profile in courage awaits your pen killing this monster of destruction of the American Republic..case closed!!! Veto that bill!!!