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  • If Trump’s Voters Turn Out This Fall, They’ll Give Republicans A Big Senate Majority

    08/13/2018 3:29:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/13/2018 | thomas mitchell
    n the small-town and rural Midwest, the Republican margin of victory over the Democratic presidential candidate increased to 28.8 percent in 2016 from 12.4 percent in 2012. Hillary Clinton ruled the big Midwestern cities and suburbs in 2016, often surpassing Barack Obama’s 2012 margins of victory in places like Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) and Hennepin County, Minnesota (Minneapolis.) But in every Midwestern state, the small towns and countryside gave Donald Trump much higher victory margins than they gave Mitt Romney in 2012. The small-town and rural Midwest gave Hillary 20 percent fewer votes than Obama received in 2012, and gave...
  • A historian explains how mainstream conservatives made Trump (David Frum? Hahaha)

    08/13/2018 10:45:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vox ^ | August 13, 2018 | Zack Beauchamp
    Is President Donald Trump a perversion of the American conservative movement — or simply an honest reflection of what it’s been for decades? Ever since Trump’s victory in the Republican primary, this has been one of the big questions hanging over American politics. If Trump’s anti-intellectual and race-baiting brand of politics is a parasite on the American right, then it’s possible the Republican Party can be cleaned up after him. That’s the premise of the so-called Never Trump movement, a small group of Republican elites and conservative intellectuals who have denounced the president and his allies in no uncertain terms....
  • ‘Future of the Democrats’ - RNC Mocks Ocasio-Cortez In Hilarious Video

    08/11/2018 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Enjoy...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iesJqCF2syg
  • This is the ad the GOP should run NON-STOP until the 2018 midterms

    08/11/2018 6:53:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/11/18 | USA Features
    Marxists: The far-Left is taking over the Democratic Party, and what’s more, many of its current elected members and candidates for office are gladly going along. Like in every other country on earth, when the far-Left seeks to take power they do so through violence — not the regular balloting process. They talk about democracy and ‘democratic actions’ but then use intimidation and violence to steal power when they can’t win it in true democratic fashion. Since before Donald Trump was elected violent Left-wing anarchy groups like Antifa began to spring up, and they continue to grow. At nearly every...
  • Dems seek GOP wipeout in California

    08/10/2018 8:44:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/18 | Reid Wilson
    The shared work space in a suburban office park just across the street from the University of California Irvine bustles with young employees walking between glass-walled conference rooms with purpose. Some work for tech startups, like a virtual photo booth company. Others work for a gum ball machine distributor. And still others work for another new type of startup that Orange County hasn't seen in recent years: A serious and professionally run Democratic congressional campaign. For generations, Orange County has been the bastion of Western conservatism, the foundation on which Republicans such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Pete Wilson...
  • They Left China to Chase the American Dream. Now They’re Fighting Affirmative Action.

    08/10/2018 4:32:15 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 9, 2018 | John Eligon
    IRVINE, Calif. — George Li grew up in a Chinese society that he felt did not offer a fair shake. The government of Mao Zedong deemed his family capitalists and imprisoned his father. So when Mr. Li moved to California in 1999, he felt he had found his American dream. He worked hard and earned his rewards: a master’s degree, then a job that allowed him to live comfortably with his wife and two children. But four years ago, he became alarmed when a co-worker told him about a state measure that would allow California’s public universities to use affirmative...
  • Trump should hit the road

    08/10/2018 9:53:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 34 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-10-2018 | Herald Staff
    Wednesday morning, after the Ohio 12th Congressional District election went to Republican Troy Balderson in a squeaker, President Trump tweeted, “As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win. … we will have a giant Red Wave!” The truth is, unless the president shapes up before November, the GOP may be waving goodbye to a majority in the House of Representatives. Despite some cheerleading from the true believers, Tuesday was not a good day for the GOP. In 2016, Trump carried the 12th District by 11 points. In Tuesday’s special election, Balderson defeated...
  • Unfiltered: ‘The left practices tolerance in the most superficial ways’

    08/09/2018 9:51:59 AM PDT · by kingu · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Staff
    By Brian Prowse-Gany and Joyzel Acevedo On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States — and Brandon Straka, a gay man and artist living in New York City, posted a video of his reaction to Facebook. “I was devastated. I voted for Hillary, and I was one of those people who was going on social media, crying, making videos,” says Straka. Almost two years later, Straka posted another video that has since gone viral and spawned a movement. “I became a liberal because I am against racism, I’m against judging people based...
  • GOP Victory in OH-12: A Win is a Win, Despite Reasons for Concern

    08/08/2018 11:31:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Aujgust 8, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Voters in Ohio's 12th Congressional District appear to have narrowly elected Republican Troy Balderson in yesterday's special election, thwarting Democrats' hopes to flip another GOP-held seat ahead of the midterm elections.  The race came down to the wire, but the incumbent party ultimately prevailed.  There's a small chance that provisional ballots could trigger a recount, and that absentee ballots could shift votes, but left-leaning elections guru Dave Wasserman looks at the math and effectively calls the contest over, discerning that defeated Democrat Danny O'Connor would "need a miracle" to reverse the outcome.  For all intents and purposes, and barring major...
  • GOP congressman busted for insider trading

    08/08/2018 7:07:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    NY POST ^ | AUGUST 8, 2018 | KAJA WHITEHOUSE
    GOP congressman busted for insider trading By Kaja Whitehouse August 8, 2018 | 9:54am Upstate NY Congressman Christopher Collins was charged Wednesday with insider trading tied to a company for which he served as a board member. Collins, a Republican who represents the 27th District of New York, covering the suburbs of Buffalo and Rochester, turned himself in to the FBI on Wednesday and is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court later in the day. Also charged were his son Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins’ fiancée.
  • GOP lawmakers shift focus to DOJ hack Bruce Ohr over previously undisclosed contact with Fusion GPS

    08/08/2018 6:42:44 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/8/18 | USA Features
    Hundreds of pages of previously unreported emails and memos provide the clearest evidence yet that a research firm, hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to find dirt on and defeat Donald Trump, worked early and often with the FBI, a Department of Justice (DOJ) official and the intelligence community during the 2016 presidential election and the early days of Trump’s presidency. Fusion GPS’s work and its involvement with several FBI officials have been well reported. But a close review of these new documents shows just how closely Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, who reported...
  • Trump’s base will never turn on him

    08/04/2018 3:41:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | August 4, 2018 | Gary Abernathy
    HILLSBORO, Ohio — After President Trump’s less-than-stellar performance side by side with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, many Trump critics may have hoped, reasonably, that Trump’s approval ratings — already historically low compared with other presidents — would take a nose-dive. Instead, his numbers remained basically steady. A July NBC/Wall Street Journal sampling even found that Trump’s approval rating climbed one point from the previous month, to 45 percent, and, most notably, his 88 percent approval among Republicans is the highest of his presidency. Republican pollster Bill McInturff, part of the team that conducted the poll, said the stability...
  • Getting the GOP Rats to Go Down With the Sinking Trump Ship

    08/04/2018 12:25:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Blue Virginia ^ | August 3, 2018 | Andy Schmookler
    Part I of this series, with the subtitle Terrible, Yes. But Compared to What?, argued that the disaster of Trump’s being elected should be compared with the alternative, i.e. Hillary’s having won. And that alternative was dark and troubling in its own way– not because Hillary wouldn’t have worked in competent and constructive ways, but because the signs were already clear that today’s destructive Republican Party would likely have continued its long-standing record of acting like a wrecking ball upon America. And Hillary was likely not going to be equipped to take that Party on and defeat it. All of...
  • Meghan McCain on her dad: 'I’m scared of America without him'

    08/03/2018 8:19:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Yvonne Wingett Sanchez
    In a new wide-ranging magazine interview, Meghan McCain offered details of her relationship with her father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, and how she has coped in the year since his father's brain cancer diagnosis. McCain, a political commentator and co-host of ABC's "The View,' has used her perch to take on President Donald Trump for his repeated attacks on her father, as well his policies and rhetoric. She told Glamour magazine the devastating diagnosis has caused her to approach life as her father did: unafraid. "My father is the sun in my universe,' McCain, 33, told the magazine. "He's the...
  • Do Or Die: Democrats See 2018 The Same Way Trump Supporters Saw 2016

    08/01/2018 8:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Many supporters of President Donald Trump saw 2016 as a do-or-die election. Now, Democrats are increasingly showing that they think the same thing about 2018. In The Daily Caller News Foundation’s fact check videos, Anders Hagstrom highlights claims from politicians and the media alike, setting the record straight on double standards and mischaracterizations. TheDCNF has torn down former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s infamous and much-peddled 17 intelligence agencies claim and exposed the liberal media for running damage control for Hamas. Check out a few of our other greatest hits, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure...
  • 'Still in shock': Burning of elephant statue caught on video at Leyden Township home

    07/30/2018 3:55:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 July 2018 | Megann Horstead
    Tim Saenger said he was “still in shock” Monday, days after a surveillance video showed the burning and destruction of the large elephant statue that had stood for decades outside his home in unincorporated Leyden Township. Saenger said his father brought the statue from Wisconsin to Northlake in 1986. It remains unclear why anyone would target the elephant, Saenger said. “We don’t have enemies or beef with people,” he said. “Most like me and my family.” Saenger said that people at times would associate the elephant with the Republican Party, and he hoped it wasn’t a politically motivated attack. Saenger...
  • Charlottesville, Act II

    07/30/2018 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 7/30/2018 | Richard Hugus
    The anniversary of the August 12, 2017 Charlottesville protest is coming up. It was on this day, so the story goes, that the left confronted the right over the right’s support for a statue of civil war general Robert E. Lee and a woman was killed by a white nationalist driving his car into a crowd of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other protestors. Because applications by “Unite the Right” for a return to Charlottesville were turned down, the protest this year is scheduled for Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House in Washington. The ANSWER coalition, representing...
  • Republican Senator Paul says he supports Trump Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

    07/30/2018 10:16:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2018 | Reuters
    • Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he will support President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court • Paul had previously expressed concerns about Kavanaugh's position on privacy issues....
  • The Switch That Never Happened: How the South Really Went GOP

    07/29/2018 4:39:26 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    https://amgreatness.com ^ | July 29th, 2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    An interesting phenomenon in politics is the flip flop. What would cause a politician who takes a stand on an issue to reverse himself and take precisely the opposite stand on the same issue? Even more interesting is the about face or volte face. The volte face goes beyond the flip flop because it represents a total and usually lasting shift of course, as when Reagan abandoned the Democratic Party and became a Republican. More interesting even than the volte face is when a whole group or party makes this shift. Perhaps the most dramatic example in our lifetime is...
  • If Trump thinks he can get more than 3% economic growth, he's dreaming (LA Times 5/19/2017)

    07/27/2018 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/19/2017 | MICHAEL HILTZIK
    With the political world deeply focused on the question of whether the Trump administration comprises a gang of Russian pawns, less attention has been devoted to more mundane questions, such as what ever happened to Trump's economic policy? As it happens, economists are keeping their eye on that ball, and their conclusion is that it's in a bad way. More specifically, they recognize that Trump's policy is aimed heavily at achieving annual economic growth of more than 3%. During the presidential campaign, Trump promised growth of 3.5% a year, and sometimes even 4%. There's no disagreement that a sustained growth...