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  • Democrat Party Chair Tom Perez Slams Christian Voters: They Just “Buy” What They Hear at Church

    12/07/2018 7:17:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Peter Hasson
    Listen on YouTubeDemocratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday complained that voters are influenced by what they hear in church on Sundays.  Perez claimed that Republicans have an advantage because “people buy” what they hear at church.“And we all have to make sure that we’re fluent in what’s happening across our ecosystem so we can come to each other’s defense because we need to build a bigger orchestra. They’ve had a big orchestra for some time and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at the local level or Fox at the national level,” Perez...
  • Conservative Republicans Must Have a Drastic Change in Strategy To Survive

    12/07/2018 10:55:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Rick Hayes
    Conservatives must also take the political game as seriously as the leftists do. In this country, conservatives still outnumber liberals, but you would never know it by the voting tallies As Special Counsel Robert Mueller racks up the guilty pleas for minor infractions by supporters of President Trump unrelated to Russian Collusion and ignores the crimes committed by members of the FBI, DOJ, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it should come as no surprise that Conservatives are playing in the wrong game. Even after Republicans won the White House, Senate and House of Representatives they acted as if...
  • Ballot-harvesting, not just for California anymore...

    12/07/2018 6:07:16 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2018 | Edward Ring
    California looks like a lost cause for Republicans, given how Democrats clinched the midterm with a series of new laws.  Maybe no big deal, given that California has been a solid blue state for something like 20 years.  But are Americans aware of the potential for California vote-rigging to come to their states, making them so blue that no conservative will ever be able to win an election? A California political operative, Edward Ring, writing in American Greatness, lays out the coming spectacle: Three laws in particular combined to stack the deck against Republicans.  First came the Motor Voter law.  This meant that as soon...
  • Regaining Trust on Money Issues

    12/04/2018 10:27:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues. The GOP has somehow allowed big-spending Democrats to get to the right of them on the issue of financial responsibility and balanced budgets. Polls show that Democrats are now more trusted on balancing the budget than Republicans. That's like losing an arm wrestling contest to Nancy Pelosi. The big first step for Republicans to regain American trust on fiscal responsibility is for President Donald Trump to deliver a nationally televised prime-time speech from the Oval Office to announce an all-hands-on-deck war on Washington waste. Declare a debt-spending emergency. If Americans...
  • Top Oversight Dem: I won't give subpoena rights to Republicans (Cummings)

    11/25/2018 8:47:56 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Michael Burke
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who is expected to become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January, said Sunday that his Republican counterparts on the panel won't have subpoena rights. Cummings, who hasn't had subpoena power while serving as ranking minority member on the committee, added Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he plans to work with Republicans. "It’s our opportunity. I will consult with them, I will work with them — unlike they did with me — but no," he said of giving Republicans subpoena power. He added, however, that he's hoping Democrats and Republicans...
  • The Latest: Abrams Says She Can't Win Georgia Governor Race

    11/16/2018 2:31:53 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 119 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2018 | AP staff
    Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can’t win the Georgia governor’s race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. Her speech Friday effectively puts a stop to the contest. The final result had been in doubt for 10 days after the election.
  • Florida Counties Abandon Recount As Numbers Favor Republicans

    11/16/2018 1:18:25 PM PST · by Steve1999 · 40 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-16 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    A total of two counties in Florida did not submit the election results of the recount in the expected time frame, which would have otherwise raised the Republican candidates’ leads over their Democrat opponents, Tampa Bay Times reports.
  • Will a Republican candidate stand up against Trump in 2020?

    11/15/2018 7:01:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2018 | Michael Gerson
    Republicans thinking about opposing President Trump in the 2020 primaries are facing the hardest of political choices. Toppling a sitting president of your own party is a maneuver with the highest degree of difficulty. The most relevant historical model is probably Eugene McCarthy’s race against President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, which helped persuade the politically wounded Johnson to withdraw. But McCarthy had a clear policy handhold — opposition to an increasingly unpopular war — and appealed to a discontented element within his party. What are the handholds for a challenger to Trump? Economic conservatives are generally happy with the...
  • House Republicans elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy as party leader

    11/14/2018 12:27:13 PM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11/14/2018 | Felicia Sonmez, Mike DeBonis
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) ascended to the top job in House Republican leadership on Wednesday, while Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) followed in her father’s footsteps by taking the party’s No. 3 spot. McCarthy prevailed over Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) 159-43, according to the House press gallery, while Cheney was elected by voice vote. Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is stepping down at the end of his term in January. That opened up the top spot in House Republican leadership, which following the GOP’s defeat in last week’s midterms will be House Minority Leader.
  • Poll: 61 Percent of Democrats Say Republicans Are ‘Racist,’ ‘Bigoted,’ ‘Sexist’

    11/12/2018 7:34:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    A majority of Democrats — 61 percent — describe Republicans as “racist, “bigoted,” and “sexist,” according to a Monday-published poll commissioned by Axios. Thirty-one percent of Republicans describe Democrats the same way. The online poll surveyed 3,215 U.S. adults, and has a margin of error of three percentage points. Fifty-four percent of Democrats view Republicans as “ignorant,” with 49 percent of Republicans similarly viewing Democrats. Fifty percent of Republicans cast Democrats as “evil,” with 44 percent of Democrats doing the same with Republicans.
  • California Republicans Face More Losses As Late Votes for Democrats Continue to Trickle In

    11/12/2018 2:49:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    GP ^ | 11/11/18 | Jim Hoft
    Republican candidates who led their races on election night continue to suffer losses as Democrats across the nation have been able to manufacture tens-of-thousands of new votes since election day. Democrats stole races in Florida, New Mexico and California since election results were announced on Tuesday night. Democrats have mysteriously found thousands of new votes in Georgia on Saturday after losing the governor’s seat on Tuesday. And now several California Republican candidates who led their races by significant margins on election night days later are losing their seats as Democrats produce new votes several days later.
  • The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

    11/11/2018 12:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | The November 19th 2018 Issue | Amy Davidson Sorkin
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/19/the-post-midterms-dangers-of-donald-trump
  • …To spite your face

    11/09/2018 8:50:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Election results do have consequences but who wants to be the one racking up points for the adversary, especially after showing up to fight for the good guys? After every election there’s disappointment and regret. Disappointment if a candidate loses whom you supported with all your means. Regret if you didn’t stand up strongly enough for the candidate you believe should have won. And then there’s capitulation. The question is how could a strong advocate for McDaniel turn around and try to make an argument for voting for a candidate representing the complete opposite of McDaniel’s resolute conservatism?
  • A Much, Much Better GOP Night Than Had Been Forecast

    11/07/2018 11:46:36 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 7, 2018 | Dov Fischer
    Republicans knew the House was going to flip. It is common to argue over polling predictions days or weeks in advance, when survey numbers are within a reasonable margin, especially when only one race is in question. But with 435 House races, and so many lining up for Democrat flips, the settled question had become whether a “blue wave” would overturn Washington in a tsunami, even flowing up-ticket for Democrat gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates, and whether the President’s agenda would be stymied or even stifled. Ultimately, that “blue wave” proved modest, enough to flip the House as expected but...
  • Tester wins third Senate term in Montana

    11/07/2018 10:28:26 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is the projected winner in Montana, surviving a race that tightened in the final weeks amid heavy campaigning by President Trump and his eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr. Tester, a third-generation farmer from north central Montana, ran on his record and did not invite any prominent Democratic politicians to campaign for him in an effort to keep the focus on him and his opponent, Matt Rosendale, a Maryland transplant who moved to the state in 2002.
  • Positive perspective on the midterm election

    11/07/2018 10:05:12 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tiberiu Dianu
    The liberals and mainstream media wanted everybody to believe that in 2018 there would be a Democratic tsunami wave. There wasn’t. In the 1994 midterm elections Democratic president Bill Clinton lost 54 House seats, 8 Senate seats and 10 governorships. That was a tsunami. In the 2010 midterm elections Democratic president Barack Obama lost 63 House seats, 6 Senate seats and 29 governorships. That was an even bigger tsunami. In the 2018 midterm elections Republican President Donald Trump lost a just over a couple dozen House seats (confirming the historical precedents), expanded robustly his Senate seats, while the number of...
  • Trump’s Republicans Beat Historical Average for Midterm Elections

    11/07/2018 6:51:33 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Republicans were disappointed to lose the House of Representatives to Democrats on Tuesday. But they gained several seats in the Senate. Overall the GOP out-performed the historical average for the president’s party. As a recent analysis of historical trends in midterm elections noted: “Over the past 28 midterm elections since 1906, the president’s party lost about 30 House seats and 4 Senate seats on average.” President Donald Trump’s Republican Party was projected to lose between 25 and 35 seats as of 1:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday — right around the historical average. Moreover, Trump and the GOP were projected to...
  • In NC, Republicans fend off Democratic US House challengers

    11/06/2018 11:22:04 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 11/6/18 | Tyler Dukes
    Raleigh, N.C. — Democrats across the country may have picked up enough seats to gain control of the U.S. House Tuesday night. But in North Carolina, the party failed to flip any of the congressional seats held by Republicans in races targeted by millions of dollars in political advertising – aside from one race that could come down to a recount. If the unofficial results Tuesday night stand, the makeup of the state's congressional delegation remains unchanged with 10 Republicans and three Democrats.
  • Will POTUS Trump lead the GOP to ‘impossible’ victory?

    11/06/2018 10:38:20 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/6/18 | USA Features
    Midterms: You’ve heard it for a year or more now as campaigning for today’s midterm elections began last fall: The party in power always loses seats during the midterm elections. But will that happen today? When all is said and done, will Republicans suffer the same fate as Democrats did in 2010 and 2014? Or will POTUS Donald Trump’s madcap campaign pace keep the House and Senate red, as well as several gubernatorial races around the country?
  • Scarborough: Hard for Me Not to Judge Friends Who Vote Republican

    11/06/2018 10:05:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 112 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Such a magnanimous guy, that Joe Scarborough. He doesn't usually judge his friends, no matter how they vote. But not this year. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough said that not judging friends is "a little harder to do in 2018." A Scarborough tweet that was displayed made clear what Joe had in mind: anyone voting for "Trump" [i.e., for Republicans] is voting for "lies," and "racism."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.