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    06/17/2018 3:03:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 17, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Talk of a “blue wave” has receded as the GOP has drawn more or less even on the generic preference poll, and Republican voter enthusiasm has continued to mount. For what it’s worth, here in Minnesota I think we will see a red tide. Republicans will almost certainly score a pickup in the state’s 8th Congressional district Then there are the Senate races. Minnesota is in the flukish position of having both its Senate seats up, as a result of Al Franken’s resignation. Amy Klobuchar is not in serious danger, but Franken’s former seat gives Republicans a good chance for...
  • Scarborough Republican Primary Voters a “Trumpist Cult,” Will Produce “Massive” Dem Wave

    06/13/2018 4:18:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Decrying Mark Sanford’s defeat in his congressional primary race, Joe Scarborough today attacked Republican primary voters and predicted that their devotion to President Trump will have a disastrous impact on the 2018 midterms. Scarborough on Morning Joe: “Primary voters in the Republican party have devolved into a Trumpist cult,/B> . . . What Republicans did last night, and what they are doing, in subservience to Donald Trump, is going to lead to a massive Democratic wave this fall.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The progressive blue wave is crashing and burning in 2018

    06/10/2018 3:31:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 | Douglas Schoen
    The June 5 primaries underscored just how disastrous an impact the far-left progressive faction of the Democratic Party could have in undermining its chances of taking back control of the House in November. Take what happened in California, the state with arguably the greatest implications for the Democratic Party’s prospects this fall. California has widely been seen as a litmus test for Democratic prospects at picking up the 23 seats needed to take back control of the House in midterms. Yet, the primary season was marked by overcrowded Democratic fields and divisive Democratic infighting between progressive candidates seemingly embracing socialism,...
  • Fox News poll gives Dems 9-point edge on generic ballot

    06/07/2018 4:47:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    The hill ^ | June 7, 2018
    . Democrats hold a nine-point lead over Republicans on the generic House ballot, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. According to the survey, 48 percent of voters preferred the Democratic candidate in their House district, compared to 39 percent who preferred the Republican candidate. That nine-point lead is up from the five-point lead Democrats held in March, the last time Fox News surveyed voters on the matter. The Fox News survey comes as welcome news for Democrats as they seek to regain control of the House in November's midterm elections.
  • No, Democrats haven't shown they're going to win the House

    06/06/2018 3:59:15 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 6 Jun 2018 | Jonathan Allen
    Following a fresh round of bellwether votes, the party still hasn't shown it can win the districts they need to take control of the House. WASHINGTON — The lesson of Tuesday night's primaries for Democrats: They still have a lot of work to do if they want to win control of the House in November. They managed to avert the total disaster of getting "locked out" of general election contests in California, where candidates of all parties compete against one another in primaries and the top two vote-getters advance to the general election. But they didn't look particularly impressive in...
  • Trump declares primaries delivered ‘great night’ for GOP

    06/06/2018 9:11:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 06, 2018 | Steve Peoples and Michael R. Blood
    With the prospect of a “blue wave” in the November elections, Republicans and Democrats appeared to have escaped embarrassment Wednesday after primaries across eight states. President Donald Trump cast the night as a win for Republicans. “So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave,” he tweeted Wednesday morning, hailing what he called “the Trump impact.” While some California contests remained too close to call, Republicans avoided disaster in the race for governor by nominating business executive John Cox to the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson, a Democrat, easily captured the top spot in...
  • Dems flip GOP-held legislative seat in Missouri

    06/06/2018 6:14:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    thehill ^ | 06/06/2018 | Lauren Arthur
    Democrats on Tuesday added to their list of special election wins in Republican districts since President Trump took office, picking up a Missouri state Senate district in suburban Kansas City. State Rep. Lauren Arthur (D) bested state Rep. Kevin Corlew (R) in Missouri's 17th district, which covers parts of Clay County north of Kansas City. The district favored Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 49 percent to 45 percent margin in 2016. At the same time, the district favored Democrat Jason Kander, who narrowly lost to Sen. Roy Blunt (R) that year. The seat came open when the previous incumbent,...
  • Bill Clinton on Blue Wave: ‘Impossible to Tell Now’

    06/06/2018 5:03:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/05/2018 | Tony Lee
    Former President Bill Clinton is cautioning Democrats who may be taking the so-called blue wave in November for granted, reportedly saying that it is now “impossible to tell” if Democrats will take back the House. Clinton acknowledged in a Sunday interview with USA Today that though the so-called blue wave had been building, factors like the strength of President Donald Trump’s economy and Trump’s progress on the North Korea negotiations have complicated matters for Democrats. “Well, it was building, big time,” Clinton reportedly said. “It’s impossible to tell now just because there are so many other intervening narratives.” Even in...
  • Republicans beware: The 'blue wave' is already changing red states

    06/04/2018 6:47:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/04/18 | Kristin Tate
    Democrats may pick up a significant number of congressional seats in November. Some former solid-red districts may tick a few shades bluer, especially with a wave of GOP retirements. Sound apocalyptic? No. It’s simply that demographics are destiny. Waves of left-leaning voters are moving from blue areas like New York, Boston, Chicago and parts of California to red areas like New Hampshire, Texas, North Carolina. The ultimate end result? The voting patterns and policies that ruined Democratic-dominated regions will shift to traditionally Republican areas. Domestic migration patterns have sparked significant changes in electoral politics. Bostonians and endearingly-monikered “Massholes” have already...
  • Democratic Mid-Term Hopes Are Crumbling

    06/02/2018 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | June 2, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    The U.S. Labor Department released another strong employment report today. It showed that non-farm payrolls expanded by 223,000, far exceeding expectations of most economists. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8%, the lowest since April of 2000. For African Americans, the unemployment rate was the lowest on record, at 5.9%. After many years of losses, manufacturing jobs have made a comeback under President Trump. This trend continued in May with 18,000 new manufacturing jobs reported. There were also solid gains in healthcare with over 31,000 new jobs and in the construction sector, which added 25,000 new jobs in May. Because of...
  • Gavin Newsom: No Evidence of ‘Big Blue Wave’

    05/31/2018 7:17:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/30/2018 | Tony Lee
    California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is worried that Democrats may be taking the so-called “big blue wave” in November for granted. In fact, the California gubernatorial frontrunner reportedly said on Tuesday that he does not see any evidence of a monster November blue wave, even in the bluest of blue states. When reporters asked him about the potential for a “big blue wave” in November, Newsom, according to Politico, replied: “I don’t see evidence of that. … In California, we kind of feel like we’ve got this. It’s a big blue state and in some respects, I think we kind...
  • Democrats may be in for a surprise in 2018

    05/30/2018 5:30:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28 2018 | Joe Scarborough
    The Republican Party’s dance with President Trump has long been marked by fits and starts. And for much of that troubled relationship, it has been hard to grasp why so many conservatives would sell their political souls to a man who wallows in racist stereotypes, questions federal judges’ legitimacy, flogs the free press, undermines Madison’s constitutional norms, declares war on America’s intelligence community, and attacks Justice Department and FBI leaders he appointed for refusing to kill special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. SNIP Even after his calling for a Muslim ban in 2015, professing ignorance of former Ku Klux...
  • Texas Tribune Offers Sad Turnout News for Lone Star State Democrats

    05/27/2018 7:38:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    My NewsBusters colleague Tom Blumer has pointed out how old media outlets have failed to report on the stunning shift in the Reuters/Ipsos poll showing the midterm election choices swinging towards the Republicans. Not only is much of the mainstream media ignoring polls showing this shift they are also failing to report on evidence on the ground in elections themselves that enthusiasm for the Democrats is waning. One such significant bit of evidence occurred in the recent Texas primary runoff elections in which Democrat turnout hit a record low. This was reported by the Texas Tribune, normally a liberal cheerleader for...
  • Election fears recede for House Republicans

    05/26/2018 8:06:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/1 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Republicans left town for the Memorial Day recess feeling more optimistic about their chances in the midterm elections, putting a spring in their step as they head toward the heat of the campaign season. Recent polling and election forecasts have cast doubt on the idea that a “blue wave” is building that will sweep Democrats into office this November. One recent survey by Reuters found voters preferring a generic Republican candidate to a generic Democrat — the first time this year that the GOP has led on a generic-ballot test, which is considered a key bellwether for elections. Etc...
  • DNC Fundraising Woes Continue Ahead of Midterm Elections

    05/22/2018 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 21, 2018 | Jack Heretic
    The Democratic National Committee's latest fundraising numbers show the party continues to have trouble with fundraising as the 2018 midterm elections approach. April 2018 marked the DNC's worst April of fundraising in a midterm election year since 2006, according to data filed with the Federal Election Commission. While the DNC raised only $7.9 million in April 2018, the Republican National Committee raised $13 million. April's numbers brought the RNC's totals to $43.8 million cash-on-hand and no debt, while the DNC's totals came to $8.7 million cash-on-hand and $5.3 million of debt. Some of the money recently spent by the DNC...
  • Commentary: Can the GOP keep the House in November?

    05/19/2018 4:00:32 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 38 replies
    See BS News ^ | 05/17/2018 | Michael Graham
    If anything is a lead-pipe cinch in American politics, it's that the party out of power in Washington, DC always cleans up in the midterm elections—particularly the first midterm. If you Google "midterm" and "Democrats" right now, you'll be bombarded with the phrases #BlueWave, "Blue Tsunami" and "That blue supervillain guy from the new Avengers movie." With Trump's weak approval ratings and the history of off-year partisan backlash, "Speaker Nancy Pelosi" is a done deal. Except, in the era of Trump, there apparently are no "done deals."
  • That Vaunted “Blue Wave” is Going to Become Just Another Democrat Trail of Tears

    05/18/2018 5:05:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Feel good quote of the week. – “John Brennan…needs a very good lawyer…he’s going to be in front of a grand jury.” – Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, speaking last night on the Tucker Carlson Show. Why does Donald Trump hate women so?????? – Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s nominee, yesterday became the first woman ever confirmed to become the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. This woman’s nomination was opposed by 2 Republicans and 43 Democrats in the U.S. Senate. As far as I can tell, the biggest black mark against Ms....
  • Big Blue Bellyflop: Democratic Advantage in Generic Ballot Survey Hits Historic New Low (-4)

    05/17/2018 12:32:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2018 | John Nolte
    For the very first time since April of last year, when Real Clear Politics first started monitoring averages, the Democrat advantage in the generic ballot has dipped below 5 percent. As of right now, the trend is with the GOP and President Trump has only started to make his case to turn out his base in November. Moreover, Democrats have no issue to run on — no ideas, unless you count Russia! Russia! Russia! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! As Trump begins to remind voters that a House takeover by Democrats will almost certainly result in a futile and...
  • A 'Blue Wave' of Moral Restoration (liberal world crumbling down all around them)

    05/17/2018 12:00:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2018 | Charlie Blow
    President Donald Trump’s approval ratings are rising. The Democratic advantage on survey questions about party preference for control of Congress is vanishing. Liberal anxiety about the fate of the midterms — is rising. For world leaders, Donald Trump is the representative of America, which remains the planet’s military and economic powerhouse, and in that way, for now, America is not only too big to fail, it is too big to forsake. Other countries will do whatever it takes to have a successful relationship with the United States, whatever their version of “successful” means. In the case of Trump, many have...
  • Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cuts $30M check to GOP amid Dems' 'blue wave' fears

    05/17/2018 9:11:23 AM PDT · by gattaca · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with the mogul at his hotel, where he explained the importance of his money in maintaining the Republicans' House control, Politico reported.