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Parties (GOP Club)

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  • Ben Sasse Becomes ‘GOP Trump Critic’ Ahead of 2020 Elections

    08/10/2020 5:34:19 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 25 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 8-9-2020 | Sean Moran
    Axios reported on Sunday that Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) has become a “GOP Trump critic” ahead of the 2020 elections. Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Finance Committees, released a statement after President Donald Trump issued executive orders granting Americans a payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance after negotiations with leading Democrats fell through. Referring to Trump’s executive orders as “unconstitutional slop,” Sasse said in a statement on Saturday: The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop. President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not...
  • MSNBC's Kornacki Projects Almost Identical Electoral Maps in 2016 and 2020

    08/09/2020 5:30:54 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 10 replies
    RCP video ^ | 8/8/2020 | Ian Schwartz
    From the YouTube video description: Is it the Road To 270 in 2020? Yes! It's the Road to 270 in 2016? Yes! Actually you can be forgiven for confusing Steve Kornacki's Roads To 270 with each other since they are virtually identical in their projection of the battleground states. Even Kornacki's mannerisms and giddy vocal intonations are identical. In fact, about the only way you can tell the difference between the two projections, one made on August 6, 2020 and the other on August 10, 2016 is that one has the name of Joe Biden on it and the other...
  • Joe Biden: ‘Unlike the African American Community … the Latino Community Is an Incredibly Diverse Community’

    08/06/2020 8:31:27 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 56 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 8/6/2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Vice President Joe Biden remarked in an interview released Thursday that “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community.” Biden was addressing the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention. Portions of the interview were aired Wednesday, and the full video was streamed Thursday. “I’m going to look at every single country in the world … this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back,” Biden said, promising to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program on his first day in office...
  • Ben Ray distances himself from MLG, denies that they are related (NM - US Senate race)

    08/04/2020 11:51:21 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    Pinon Post ^ | August 1, 2020 | John Block
    On Friday, after U.S. Senate candidate Mark Ronchetti blasted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her cousin, Ben Ray Luján for their actions banning in-person campaigning, Ben Ray distances himself from Lujan Grisham, claiming they two are not related. Luján tweeted, “While I respect my friend, our governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, we’re not cousins. This may come as a surprise to you, but not all Hispanic people with the same last name are related.” It appears Luján was trying to claim Ronchetti thinks every Hispanic with the last name “Luján” is related for linking the two together. Lujan Grisham also commented...
  • Bernstein: White House Talking About Throwing The Election To The House To Hold On To Power

    08/04/2020 11:23:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 162 replies
    RCP video ^ | 8/4/2020 | Ian Schwartz
    Carl Bernstein warned President Trump may throw the election to the House of Representatives to decide in an attempt to hold onto office on CNN Monday night. "We need a political and cultural protector in this country between now and Election Day from the president of the United States and his recklessness," Bernstein demanded. "Everything is about the base, as he calls it, and getting the base to somehow re-elect him or get him close enough to reelection that he can then put into authoritarian practice, some kind of mechanism that will allow him to hold on to power, perhaps...
  • Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates

    08/03/2020 9:36:11 AM PDT · by RBStealth · 144 replies
    NewYork Times ^ | Aug 3, 2020 | Elizabeth Drew
    Nervous managers of the scheduled 2020 presidential debates are shuffling the logistics and locations to deal with the threat of the coronavirus. But here’s a better idea: Scrap them altogether. And not for health reasons. The debates have never made sense as a test for presidential leadership. In fact, one could argue that they reward precisely the opposite of what we want in a president. When we were serious about the presidency, we wanted intelligence, thoughtfulness, knowledge, empathy and, to be sure, likability. It should also go without saying, dignity. Yet the debates play an outsize role in campaigns and...
  • Pelosi: Republicans Have A Disdain Or Sort Of A Condescension Toward Working People

    07/30/2020 5:21:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    RCP video ^ | 7-30-2020 | Ian Schwartz
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Anderson Cooper on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the urgent need for the Senate to take up the House-passed Heroes Act, the Trump Administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic response and other news of the day. (snip) Speaker Pelosi: "....and then put money in the pockets of the American people. While they (i.e., Republicans) have a disdain or sort of a condescension toward working people it seems because they don’t trust how they might use the $600. That kind of thing. ‘Oh, they have money to pay the rent. They are just not paying the...
  • Trump leans on 2016 tactic to crack Biden support (Politico !)

    07/20/2020 2:46:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-19-2020 | Holly Otterbein
    The president’s campaign is aiming to pare down the former veep’s margins in key swing states.PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s campaign is pouring millions of dollars into a plan to weaken Joe Biden among swing state voters of color — and it’s creating a sense of déjŕ vu among Democratic operatives. Trump’s team is airing TV advertisements aimed at Black and Latino voters that attack the presumptive Democratic nominee over his past support of the 1994 crime bill, which led to increased incarceration, particularly among people of color, as well as his mental fitness in Spanish-language spots. It’s a sign...
  • Why Not Progressive Conservatism? It’s the sweet spot that led to Trump’s victory in 2016.

    07/14/2020 5:26:19 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 7-14-2020 | F. H. Buckley
    The dwindling band of NeverTrumpers fondly imagines that Republicans will snap back to the former party of beautiful losers when Trump departs the scene. We’re the people with ideas, they say, and we have ownership rights over Republican thinking. But they’re merely a rag-tag bunch of neocons, libertarian purists, prissy mugwumps, and party apparatchiks who have little in common apart from their detestation of Trump. On both right and left, American politics has degenerated into a brain-dead battle over personalities, not principles. Which raises the question of where we’ll be when Trump leaves the scene. The Alexandrine poet C.P. Cavafy...
  • Larry Hogan (R-MD): GOP Will Have To Go On After Trump, Whether In Four Months Or Four Years

    07/12/2020 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    RCP video ^ | 7-12-2020 | Tim Hains
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the Republican party will have to look "at what happens after President Trump, whether that’s in four months or four years." "I think they are going to be looking to how do we go about becoming a bigger tent party," he said. "We're going to have to find a way to appeal to more people and have a bigger tent."
  • Republicans need to unite in defense of America’s culture

    07/07/2020 9:29:57 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-5-2020 | Tom Klingenstein
    Today’s Republican Party is lost. There is no clear mission driving the GOP. Some Republicans may describe their mission as “freedom” or “limited government.” But this is only a means to a mission. These maxims don’t provide guidance as to what the government should be doing at any particular time. A better mission is this: to “preserve the American way of life.” This is a shorthand for securing the conditions necessary to pursue a worthy life — what the Founders meant by “happiness” in the Declaration of Independence. America used to see ourselves as one people with a single culture,...
  • Once You See The Strings on the GOP Marionettes…

    07/04/2020 6:49:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Conservative TreeHouse ^ | 7-4-2020 | sundance
    ….it is impossible to return to a time when you did not see them.Almost five years ago CTH first outlined the GOPe splitter strategy and the subsequent tripwires showcasing how the Republican political establishment manipulated the conservative movement, and our activity within elections, for many years. (snip) Those who can see the maneuvers of the GOPe may have noticed the recent positioning of two key players, Nikki Haley and Liz Cheney. Both Haley and Cheney are part of a decepticon club positioning to undermine President Trump and the America First agenda. We have previously outlined the agenda of Haley (here);...
  • Tucker Carlson: Joe Biden Is A Trojan Horse For The Radical Left, Only Republicans Can Save U.S.

    06/23/2020 7:56:44 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    RCP video ^ | 6-23-2020 | Tim Hains
    During his opening monologue Monday, Tucker Carlson said Americans should stop pretending the November election is a contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden because, as he put it, "there is no Joe Biden." "The Joe Biden you remember no longer exists," Carlson said. "The babbling husk you see may have the same name and similar features, but behind the mask there is nothing but a jumbled collection of talking points from the 70s. 'Turn on your record player, no malarkey'. The candidate has no independent thoughts of his own." Carlson claimed that Biden's actual function is to serve as...
  • Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump

    06/06/2020 10:45:47 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 11 replies
    Amazon Book Review ^ | January 2020 | Vernon Robinson III & Bruce Eberle
    From the Inside Flap The tide is turning. “In 2016, for the first time in nearly 60 years, a Republican candidate for president, Donald J. Trump, received more than 20% of the black vote in the key swing state of Pennsylvania . . . [and] in the key state of Michigan. In reality, it was black Americans who made the election of President Trump possible.” —Vernon Robinson and Bruce Eberle Once this reversal, underway for decades, is complete, it’s all over for the Democratic Party. In Coming Home, conservative activists Vernon Robinson and Bruce Eberle trace not only black American...
  • A Very Real Silent Majority Will Reelect Trump

    06/06/2020 6:01:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Spectator ^ | 6-5-2020 | David Catron
    Tuesday morning, President Trump tweeted two words that succinctly describe the winning coalition that will assure his November reelection: “SILENT MAJORITY.” This prompted a considerable amount of fustian mirth from the Twitter mob, a number of ostensibly serious opinion pieces in the corporate media, and contemptuous dismissal by the Democrats. The consensus was that Trump was indulging a Nixonian fantasy whereby white suburbanites frightened by an increasingly diverse electorate would save his presidency. This interpretation betrays profound ignorance about the term “silent majority,” which never had any racial connotation, and disregards what suburban voters really fear — Democratic incompetence in...
  • How Democrats Lost a House Seat in California

    05/18/2020 5:58:16 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | 5-18-2020 | Alexander Sammon
    No matter how you slice it, what happened in last week’s special election for California’s 25th Congressional District was not good for Democrats. In resounding fashion, Democratic hopeful Christy Smith, a state assemblywoman from Santa Clarita, was beaten by Republican defense industry executive Mike Garcia. While ballots are still being counted in what was an almost all-mail-in election, recent tallies had Garcia, a Trump endorsee, trouncing Smith by a double-digit margin .... Smith conceded quickly. There are the coronavirus caveats. Stay-at-home orders meant low turnout, which favored Garcia: older, whiter, and more-affluent voters tend to vote by mail already and...
  • Ilhan Omar Was Caught Raising Money For a Minnesota Food Store And Pocketing The Cash Through A Democratic Fundraising Platform

    05/09/2020 5:28:35 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 35 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 05.09.2020 | Sarah Hall
    Ilhan Omar has a year full of scandals. The Democrats always protected her along with their puppy the mainstream media. Last year, a report claimed that Ilhan Omar and Ahmed Hirsi filed joint tax returns in at least 2014-2015. Yet Ilhan Omar was legally married to another man from 2009-2017. A sitting congresswoman may have filed EIGHT YEARS of fraudulent, felonious, tax returns. The Democrats denied the alleged indiscretions, though the complaints were still unconfirmed to the public at the time. Her short political career is constantly shaken with scandals. Today another scandal broke out. Ilhan Omar asked for donations...
  • Carville: Democrats Could Learn A Lot About Never Trump Republicans, "We Don't Fight Like That"

    05/07/2020 4:22:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    RCP video ^ | 5-6-2020 | Ian Schwartz
    James Carville on Wednesday thanked "neocons" and praised the anti-Trump Lincoln Group for their attack ad "Mourning in America" that takes aim at the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Carville told MSNBC host Brian Williams that Democrats could learn from Never Trumper Republicans. The Democratic operative also praised "The Bulwark," a website founded by Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol for being mean and fighting hard. Kristol, one of the most vocal proponents of the Iraq War and War in Afghanistan, is one of the most visible faces in the Never Trump coalition. The Lincoln Project was founded by...
  • Meghan McCain shows support for Joe Biden's presidential bid: 'Character is really important'

    04/23/2020 10:16:10 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 104 replies ^ | April 23, 2020 | George Back
    When asked about the 2020 election between presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, McCain refused to say who will be getting her vote. However, she did say, “I keep telling everyone I will promise you will know who I'm voting for but it won't take a rocket scientist to know.” Joe Biden was a long-time friend to the McCain family and even spoke at John McCain’s funeral. Whereas Donald Trump did not attend the funeral and has repeatedly attacked the war hero and long-time Arizona senator. “There is one who has made pain in my life a...
  • Rep Dan Crenshaw Eviscerated Hillary Clinton After Her Latest Attack on Trump

    04/10/2020 5:31:25 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 15 replies
    The Lid ^ | 4-9-2020 | Rusty Weiss And Jeff Dunetz
    Can Hillary Read a Timeline? Rep. Dan Crenshaw fired off a brutal response after Hillary Clinton posted yet another attack on President Trump and his coronavirus response. Crenshaw eviscerated Hillary Clinton The former First Lady shared a Washington Post story and quote with her social media followers, which falsely alleges the President took over two months to treat the pandemic seriously. “Replace this man in November,” she added. Crenshaw responded to the bitter two-time failed presidential candidate as he often does – using facts to thoroughly embarrass those trying to score cheap political points. (snip) Denial? From the man who...