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  • Red-state Dems face nightmare scenario on Kavanaugh

    10/02/2018 5:20:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Democrats up for reelection this year in deep-red states face a nightmare decision on how to handle Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Vulnerable Democrats are hoping Republicans will force him to withdraw his nomination, allowing them to avoid politically divisive votes. The Democrats in the toughest position are Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.). Heitkamp and Manchin are undecided, and both are seeking another six-year term in states that Trump won by double digits in 2016. Donnelly is in much the same boat but said on Friday that he would vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh....
  • Voters in most Southern states expected to back GOP in midterms: poll

    10/02/2018 4:48:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Voters in most Southern states are expected to back Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll. The poll found that voters in most Southern states are more likely to support a Republican for Congress than the nation as a whole, with 48 percent of Southerners saying they would vote for a GOP candidate if the midterms were held today compared to 43 percent that would back Democrats. Forty-nine percent of voters nationally would vote for a Democratic candidate if the elections were held right now while 42 percent would vote for a Republican,...
  • Why Do People Flee Socialist Countries and Blue States, Then Vote Democrat?

    09/20/2018 8:48:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    September 20, 2018 | Vanity
    Immigrants who flee socialist countries vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. Democrats who flee blue states due to high cost of living and corruption, move to red states and vote Democrats. Can they not make the connection?
  • ShayoNano USA Selects Chester, South Carolina, for Manufacturing Plant (40 jobs)

    09/08/2018 6:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Area Development ^ | September 7, 2018 | Staff
    ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County, South Carolina. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. The company is a manufacturer and provider of nanomaterials, such as synthesizing additives that improve the profitability and performance of a variety of products. The company harnesses its unique, patented technology to support a range of uses, including paints and coatings, fire retardants, nanocomposites and more. Located at 564 Ecology Lane in Chester, ShayoNano’s new, 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is projected to start...
  • SCOTUS Fight: It Seems Red State Democrats Are Totally And Utterly Screwed

    09/06/2018 5:22:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 06, 2018 8:30 AM | Matt Vespa
    For liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, it’s an easy choice regarding the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Both sides have made up their minds weeks before these hearings, which have devolved into total clown shows, started this week. With former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl being tapped to serve the remainder of the late John McCain’s term, we have a decisive vote locked up. Kyl is probably going to vote for Kavanaugh. I’m betting McCain would have a “yea” vote as well if he were healthy. The point is the game is over. We have won. The votes are...
  • The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Model Loses in the Midwest - Greenfield

    08/08/2018 9:51:44 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 8/9/18 | Greenfield
    The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Model Loses in the Midwest If socialism is so popular, why aren’t the socialists winning? August 9, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. "Abdul El-Sayed’s Campaign Is a Test for Leftism in the Midwest," New York Magazine declared. That was on Sunday. On Monday, ThinkProgress called El-Sayed’s campaign one to prove “Democratic socialism can win in the Midwest.” On Tuesday, socialism and leftism failed the Midwest test. Bernie Sanders, socialism’s confused grandpa, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, socialism’s...
  • Farmers Backed Trump But Suffer from His Trade War

    08/08/2018 8:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/08/2018 | Steven Hilding
    President Donald Trump is clearly concerned about the plight of American farmers. He pushed the Department of Agriculture to make available up to $12 billion of temporary relief to those farms caught in the middle of his tariff war – starting this Labor Day. It’s laudable that he wants to address this problem, but let’s remember that it was a problem of his own creation. America is a breadbasket to much of the world because of our exceptional farmland. We have about two-and-a-half times as much arable land as does China, for instance, with about the same landmass. That means...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won in New York. Now her allies are taking on the Midwest.

    08/02/2018 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 6:05 AM EDT, Thu August 02, 2018 | Gregory Krieg, CNN Video by Cassie Spodak and Jeff Simon, CNN
    Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's travel schedule. Over the past two weeks, the aggressive new voice of the progressive left has crisscrossed the Midwest, making a stop in Kansas to campaign alongside Bernie Sanders as well as solo trips to Missouri and Michigan to stump for insurgent candidates hoping to follow in her path. That Ocasio-Cortez consistently finds herself hundreds of miles from the Bronx and Queens, where in June she stunned the political world by unseating the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, shows just how important the next several weeks are for the movement she has come to represent. Beginning with...
  • 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...
  • America’s Factory Towns, Once Solidly Blue, Are Now a GOP Haven

    07/19/2018 8:52:52 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/19/2018 | Bob Davis and Dante Chinni
    The Republican Party has become the party of blue-collar America. After the 1992 election, 15 of the 20 most manufacturing-intensive Congressional districts in America were represented by Democrats. Today, all 20 are held by Republicans.
  • Voters in Red states w/ shaky Sen. Dems: Confirm Trump pick

    07/11/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A new poll shows that voters in battleground states represented by vulnerable Senate Democrats decisively want President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)... The poll conducted by the Tarrance Group between July 5 and 8 revealed that voters agree by a decisive margin of at least 12 percent that their senators should confirm the SCOTUS appointment Trump announced Monday night. After explaining that the U.S. Senate will vote on the president’s appointment to replace Justice Kennedy, it asked voters, “Do you think Senator [Nelson, Donnelly, McCaskill, Heitkamp, or...
  • "It's a Terrible Vote": Red_State Democrats Face an Agonizing Court Choice

    07/07/2018 3:45:04 PM PDT · by JohnEBoy · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/7/2018 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON — Democratic senators running for re-election in Trump Country face an agonizing choice over President Trump’s coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to confirm the pick and risk demoralizing Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections, or stick with the party and possibly sacrifice their own seats — and any chance at a Democratic majority in 2019.
  • Red-State Democrats Face ‘Terrible’ Bind on Supreme Court Pick

    07/07/2018 11:15:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | July 7,2016 | Carl Hulse, New York Times
    WASHINGTON — Democratic senators running for re-election in red states where President Donald Trump remains popular face an agonizing choice over his coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to confirm the pick and risk demoralizing Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections, or stick with the party and possibly sacrifice their own seats — and any chance at a Democratic majority in 2019. The actions of a handful of Senate Democrats struggling to hold their seats in those states — notably Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia — will have broad implications...
  • New York Magazine: Fool Midwest Voters by Rebranding Socialism

    07/03/2018 12:14:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 3, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Pssst! Don't call it socialism, especially in the Midwest. Pass it along. New York magazine writer Eric Levitz admits in his July 3 article that the socialism of Democratic-Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx by way of Westchester County might be a tough sell to voters in the Midwest. His solution is to rebrand that leftist ideology in a way to make socialism somehow palatable to them. Levitz makes his palatability proposals in Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work in the Midwest — With a Rebrand:
  • LIVE Thread. Trump Rally Nashville, TN 5/29/2018 7pm CT

    05/29/2018 9:32:28 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 269 replies
    Country music star Trace Adkins will perform at a Nashville rally next week where President Donald Trump will headline. The rally is scheduled Tuesday evening at the Municipal Auditorium. It marks Trump's third visit to Music City since becoming the nation's 45th president. The addition of Trace Adkins will be a reunion for Adkins with President Trump, as the country music star was a finalist on Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice in 2008, according to a news release. “We are excited to host Trace Adkins to warm-up the crowd for President Trump prior to the MAGA Rally on Tuesday in...
  • Can a Democrat win the Alabama governor's race?

    05/24/2018 10:30:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | John Sharp
    Alabama last elected a Democrat as governor 20 years ago. Former Gov. Robert Bentley received nearly twice the votes as Democrat Parker Griffith in the most recent gubernatorial contest four years ago. The Cook Political Report labels Alabama's governor's race as "solid Republican." The same label comes from the Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball, produced at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. "Barring some major developments in this race, it's difficult to see a path for a Democrat to win," said Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor with the Crystal Ball. Said Waymon Burke, a political science professor at Calhoun Community...
  • Mass Exodus from Blue States to Red States

    02/12/2018 5:47:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 146 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats claim their policies are superior to Republicans, but they keep leaving their blue states and moving into red states. Democrats are known for taking over large urban areas and turning them blue, then deserting them as they become unpleasant to move on to better territory in red states where they make the same transformations. They increase taxes and regulations, making it expensive and annoying to live wherever they get into power. According to United Van Lines, the top 10 states people are leaving include the blue states Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Only three red...
  • Texas Again Leads Nation in Total Growth, Says Census Bureau

    12/26/2017 6:02:24 AM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | MERRILL HOPE
    Texas marks another year where it leads the nation in total population growth, adding nearly 400,000 new residents, according to the latest figures by the U.S. Census Bureau. Between July 2016 and July 2017, the Lone Star State grew by 399,734 people, boosting its population to 28.3 million the census data showed. Breitbart Texas reported the state added 432,957 people during July 2015 to July 2016, increasing the population to almost 28 million. By comparison, the number of Texans in 2000 reflected 21 million. In 2010, the population totaled 25.1 million. The Census Bureau’s State Data Center noted that each...
  • West Virginia is the nation's capital for overdose deaths AGAIN with 52 deaths per 100,000 people

    12/23/2017 4:53:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 23, 2017 | Associated Press Reporter and Dailymail.com Reporter
    West Virginia still leads the nation in the rate of drug overdose deaths according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia was 52 per 100,000 in 2016, The Register-Herald reported. Ohio just edged ahead of New Hampshire in 2016, coming in second with a rate of 39.1 deaths per 100,000. New Hampshire dropped to third place with a rate of 39 drug overdose deaths per 100,000.
  • For the first time, there are more than 7 million of us in Arizona

    12/20/2017 6:18:24 PM PST · by Az Joe · 78 replies
    New Times ^ | 12/20/2017 | Ray Stern
    7,016,272 When I moved here in 1963 there were about 1.4 million people here and the state was ranked 34th in population. Now it's just north of 7 million and ranked 14th.