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  • MEMO REVEALS SOROS-FUNDED SOCIAL-MEDIA CENSORSHIP PLAN

    08/20/2018 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/2018 | ART MOORE
    The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration. A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017 by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time. On Monday, the Gateway Pundit blog noted the memo’s...
  • Republican strategist eviscerates US president in new book, Everything Trump Touches Dies

    08/17/2018 12:03:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | August 9, 2018 | Tribune News Service
    Rick Wilson is a long-time Republican strategist and the architect of all manner of knives-out campaign ads, including one particularly vicious spot from the 2008 presidential campaign that hammered Barack Obama’s connection to the Reverend Jeremiah Wright with the tag: “Barack Obama: Too Radical, Too Risky.” He helped start the Never Trump movement. It cost him friends and all manner of potential political work. It subjected him to the threats and fury of Trump’s troll army. He was labelled a Rino (Republican in name only) and a party traitor. And he didn’t care. Right is right, and Trump was clearly,...
  • Republicans compare Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Venezuelan dictator (DNC's 'Mini-Maduro')

    08/17/2018 12:56:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/16/18 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN) - The Republican National Committee on Thursday took a heavy swipe at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- the 28-year-old Latina who unseated a long-serving Democratic congressman in New York's June primary -- comparing her to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro. A Bronx native with Puerto Rican roots, Ocasio-Cortez is a democratic socialist and -- as of less than two months ago -- a leading figure on the progressive left, which has notched a handful of high-profile Democratic primary wins in 2018 while advocating for programs like "Medicare-for-all" and tuition-free college. In their email, the RNC calls Ocasio-Cortez the "Mini-Maduro Foreboding The Future...
  • ‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Van Ness Under Fire After Saying ‘Not All Republicans Are Racist’

    08/16/2018 3:10:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jon Levine
    “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness had to defend himself on Wednesday after he was ripped for urging his fans to be tolerant of other ideas and saying that not all Republicans were evil and racist. Van Ness decided to get political on Twitter following the results of Tuesday’s primary results. “Luckily a lot [of] extreme right people won yesterday, meaning that if we can come up w center left candidates we can take back the house & senate, not to mention many state legislatures. It is so important for the left to not go too left or we are...
  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

    08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are: Winners Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider,...
  • Trump Is Not the Reason the GOP Sputtered in Ohio

    08/13/2018 10:16:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O'Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus -- an Ohio district the GOP has held for decades and President Trump won by 11 percentage points two years ago. (The race -- still too close to call with a margin of 1,564 votes -- won't be declared until Aug. 24, when all the absentee ballots have been counted.) In March, Republican Rick Saccone lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, another district that voted solidly for Trump. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition...
  • A historian explains how mainstream conservatives made Trump (David Frum? Hahaha)

    08/13/2018 10:45:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 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....
  • How Republicans Can Switch From Offending Minority Voters To Wooing Them (Barf Alert)

    08/09/2018 7:00:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 9th 2018 | Dasaun McClinton
    Millennials are the most likely fully adult generation to be registered as independents, and the most likely to vote for Democrats. A great part of this is due to biases in education and media, but blame also rests on the shoulders of Republican candidates, who have spent decades underappreciating the implications that changing U.S. demographics have for the party. After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, the Republican establishment released an autopsy stressing the importance of Republicans working to make inroads with the country’s growing demographics, but the Republican base instead doubled down on the aggressive rhetoric and hardline policy stances that...
  • 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...
  • Michael Steele: ‘Swing Voters Are Moving Away from the Trump Circus’

    08/04/2018 1:14:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8-3-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele likened President Donald Trump’s rally last night in Wilkes-Barre, PA to a “circus” that is causing “swing voters” to move away from Republicans. Steele said, “Pennsylvania is a bellwether for a number of important races coming up this fall and the fact that the president is so narrowly playing to a base, that he feels good in that setting, he’s having fun, he’s riffing and cussing and doing all this and those folks are loving it. To Charlie’s point, the rest of the country, the independent voters,...
  • Joy Reid Guest: Republicans “May Not Concede” Election, “Want One-Party State”

    08/04/2018 8:47:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cue Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth.” Because “paranoia strikes deep” on the set of Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning. Guest Sarah Kendzior, looking ahead to November’s elections, was in full paranoid flight. Among her possible horribles, Kendzior warned: “The GOP may simply not concede . . . This is a party that is not interested in, in this point, at democracy [sic]. They want a one-party state to protect this President, whose loyalty is not to this country, and I think they will go through any means necessary to try to do that.”Get the rest of the story...
  • 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...
  • Republicans Scramble Trump To Ohio To Avert Special Election Loss

    08/03/2018 8:45:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 3, 2018 | Adora Namigadde
    The last special congressional election before Election Day is turning into a nail-biter for Republicans. President Trump will make a campaign stop on Saturday for Troy Balderson, a Republican state senator running to represent Ohio's 12th congressional district, which includes affluent suburbs of Columbus as well as rural parts of central Ohio. The Aug. 7 election takes place in a district that voted 53-42 for President Trump in 2016 while returning Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican, to Congress by a large margin. But halfway through his term, Tiberi resigned out of frustration with the political climate and took a job...
  • How Trump Baffles RINOs and Terrifies Democrats

    08/02/2018 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 16 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 2 August 2018 | Mark Tapscott
    President Donald Trump’s most powerful weapon is what makes him Big Government Democrats’ worst nightmare and the trait that most baffles Establishment Republicans who don't have it. .... (quoting Bill Hobbs' Facebook essay) .... "Donald Trump instinctively knows almost immediately where his opponent's jugular vein is, and that is where he attacks, and that is where he exerts the most pressure and the most leverage to get the best deal." "For example, in the primary, Jeb Bush was the odds-on favorite to win. He had the money, the Establishment, the résumé, and the name. All of the other candidates tried...
  • 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...
  • Former Minnesota congressman eyed in Mueller’s Manafort investigation

    11/03/2017 9:18:31 AM PDT · by toast · 13 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | Nov 3, 2017 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman from Minnesota for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from southwestern Minnesota and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick...
  • Gingrich: Dems have swung TOO far to the Left on immigration; predicts GOP will retain Congress

    07/31/2018 6:19:52 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/31/18 | USA Features
    Party of Lunacy: Since Barack Obama became the Democratic standard-bearer, his party has moved steadily to the Left, while at the same time adopting political positions that are not just ‘outside the mainstream’ but completely bonkers. Who would have ever thought the party of JFK would back the abolition of the nation’s foremost immigration enforcement agency? Or support socialism and Marxism? Or support any political philosophy that promotes hate and intolerance, no borders, no corporate profits, and violence? That’s the modern Democratic Party — the Party of Hate and Lunacy.
  • Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them

    07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall. The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority. At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of...
  • 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....
  • Steve Bannon: You Might Have To Vote For Some RINOs This Fall To Save Trump From Impeachment

    07/29/2018 1:56:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2018 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite. When he said last month that “the anti-establishment thing is kind of a luxury we can’t afford right now,” I guess he meant it!I don’t know what’s left of the Bannon populist revolution. He set out last year to primary every Republican incumbent on the ballot this fall (except Ted Cruz). In the course of trying to do that, he taught the party two lessons. One, from Alabama, is that even the safest of seats can be fumbled away by gambling on populist firebreathers. Two, from this Hannity clip below, is that populists will be willing to...