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Post by Suranis » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:17 pm

gupwalla wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:53 pm
There goes Rick Wilson being bashful again. I hope someday he feels comfortable enough to tell us how he really feels.
He really should not hold in his emotions like that. Its not good for you.


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Post by Addie » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:04 am

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Controversies pile up for White House, alarming GOP

President Trump’s White House is consumed by controversies on several fronts, putting the administration on the defensive at a time when Republicans are increasingly worried about their electoral prospects.

Republicans would be content to spend every day between now and Election Day focused on the GOP’s tax-cut bill and the economy. But those efforts are complicated by the sheer volume of controversies the White House is juggling.

“Every day they are working on another crisis is another day lost for pushing their agenda,” said one former White House adviser. “At the same time, they’ve been doing this since day one, so it’s not too unusual that they are engulfed in another crisis.”

The growing list of controversies dogging the White House touch on everything from the Russia investigation to allegations that Trump has not been faithful to his wife. ...

The churn has become so extreme that news that the White House fired a fleet of drivers it paid to taxi reporters and aides around Florida because one of them was found to be carrying a gun barely cut through the noise.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:38 pm

This is good. :lol:


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Trump breaks with GOP, sparking new tensions

President Trump is publicly breaking with congressional Republicans on trade and guns, causing tensions within the party at a time when lawmakers hope to be united ahead of the midterm elections.

Republican strategists and nonpartisan political experts say Trump appears to be looking beyond this fall’s elections, when GOP control of Congress is at stake, to his own bid for a second term in 2020.

“Clearly he’s targeting Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Those were, all four, key battleground states for him in the last election and the states he would have to win if he’s going to win reelection,” said Saul Anuzis, a political strategist and former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. ...

The big breaking point between Trump and the GOP is his decision to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports.


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Post by Suranis » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:51 am

Addie wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:40 am
Trump breaks with GOP, sparking new tensions
Translation, they are pretending to feud as the GOP does not want to be tarred with his brush and he does not want to be tarred with their brush. So they are going to pretend to fight because they need to not be associated with one another too much because that will cost them votes.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:00 am

Suranis wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:51 am
Addie wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:40 am
Trump breaks with GOP, sparking new tensions
Translation, they are pretending to feud as the GOP does not want to be tarred with his brush and he does not want to be tarred with their brush. So they are going to pretend to fight because they need to not be associated with one another too much because that will cost them votes.
"I hardly knew the GOP!"



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RTH10260 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:00 am
Suranis wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:51 am
Addie wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:40 am
Translation, they are pretending to feud as the GOP does not want to be tarred with his brush and he does not want to be tarred with their brush. So they are going to pretend to fight because they need to not be associated with one another too much because that will cost them votes.
"I hardly knew the GOP!"
Weren't they those guys that poured and delivered cups of coffee?


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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:33 pm

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No Trump Zone: Only two of 23 vulnerable Republicans want him

President Trump recently said he plans to eventually spend four to five days campaigning for Republican candidates ahead of the midterm elections. But the reality is that out of the 23 most vulnerable House Republicans, only two candidates said they would accept Trump's help — and neither were especially eager about it. ...

Driving the news: Axios called all 23 Republican congressmen and their campaign representatives in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 (listed above) and asked whether they would want the president to campaign for them in their district.
14 didn't respond, four said they didn't want him, one dodged the question, two had "no comment," and two — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher of California and Carlos Curbelo of of Florida — said they'd be happy to have Trump's support.
The bottom line: The fact that so many congressmen have a hard time answering whether they want a president from their own party to support them in the midterms tells you everything you need to know about Trump's political strength.


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Post by Orlylicious » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:52 am

Joe Biden thought if Conor Lamb won, we might see another half dozen GOP retirements. It's already at 39. What made me happiest about Conor's win is knowing that people are really out there and motivated. With so many questions about polling and media, there's no substitute for seeing successful results. Bet this increases enthusiasm for #MarchForOurLives next week!


This is a big rattle:




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Ted Lieu

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As a Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I can confirm we added Devin Nunes district to our target list. Why? Two reasons:

-Nunes writes bad memos
-Dem historic performance is better in Nunes district than Conor Lamb district.

A blue wave is coming.

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Post by Chilidog » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:43 am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Voters in Fort Lauderdale elected the city's first openly gay mayor Tuesday.

Dean Trantalis defeated Bruce Roberts in a runoff election to replace longtime Mayor Jack Seiler.

Trantalis received more than 5,800 votes than Roberts.
https://www.local10.com/news/local/fort ... lauderdale



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:51 am

Chilidog wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:43 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Voters in Fort Lauderdale elected the city's first openly gay mayor Tuesday.



Trantalis received more than 5,800 votes than Roberts.
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:51 am
Chilidog wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:43 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Voters in Fort Lauderdale elected the city's first openly gay mayor Tuesday.



Trantalis received more than 5,800 votes than Roberts.
:happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
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Post by Orlylicious » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:46 am

Dean's my buddy, worked hard on the campaign, posted in the Gay Rights thread. There's been a very hardcore R group in government here and this was a broom sweep, we're so proud of Dean. Yay! :dance:



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Post by Addie » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:26 am

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The Senate GOP wants Trump on the campaign trail

Senate Republicans believe a campaign trail assault from President Trump is their key to retaining a majority in this fall's midterm elections, per Politico. Their primary target races are five conservative states with vulnerable Democrats — West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Montana — as well as battleground states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

The big picture: The Senate GOP doesn't see President Trump's national unpopularity as a hindrance given this year's Senate map. Sen. John Thune told Politico that Republicans "got to have some intensity in our base," believing that Trump can bring that intensity on the trail. Of course, it's worth noting that the last two Republican candidates who saw an in-person push from Trump — Roy Moore in Alabama and Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania — both lost their elections.


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Post by Orlylicious » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:31 pm

POLITICO on this:
Even as fears grow within the GOP that Trump will cost Republicans the House, Senate Republicans say the president will play a starring role in the closely contested campaigns that will decide control of the chamber. Trump will be front and center in every state that helped elect the president, according to GOP senators and strategists, making the case that Democrats are hindering his agenda.

“If you look at a race in a state like Missouri or North Dakota — or any of these states — he’ll be very involved,” said Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, chairman of the GOP’s campaign arm, who speaks with Trump about political strategy regularly. “He’ll be actively campaigning for a Senate majority. Absolutely.”

Republicans will lean most heavily on Trump in five deeply conservative states where the president remains highly popular and where he crushed Hillary Clinton: West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Montana. But they say they will also deploy Trump in the next tier of swing states that Trump won more narrowly: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida. And they expect him to help preserve GOP seats in Nevada, where he narrowly lost, and in Arizona.

In fact, despite his unpopularity on the national level, Republicans insist there isn’t a state on the Senate map where they are nervous about deploying Trump. Republicans reason that opposition to Trump is already baked into the Democratic electorate. They figure Democrats will be motivated to vote whether Trump shows up or not, so they might as well use him to fire up their base, too.
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Post by Orlylicious » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:19 pm

Jim Hoft is not happy.
It’s as If They Want to Lose in November… Republican Leaders to Fund Billions to Obamacare Markets in Latest Spending Bill
by Jim Hoft 204 Comments 356Share

Last week treasonous #NeverTrump Senator Jeff Flake told a New Hampshire audience that maybe the Republican Party does not deserve to lead.

Flake is not alone. Republican leaders, including Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, have frequently lectured Republican President Donald Trump on his words and actions. Now this…

Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the second largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus.
The budget funds all of the Democrat priorities but will unlikely fund the Trump border wall.

The bill will also funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets.

It is almost as if they don’t want to win the majority again in 2018…

Being in the majority takes away one of Congressional GOP leaders’ favorite excuses for screwing over their constituents back home.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03 ... ding-bill/



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Post by Orlylicious » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:57 am

Does this count as rattling? :lol:



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Maybe he means "wary" but it works, if you have time, call in your local talk radio station as a pissed off Donald voter:


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Even from BREITBART! :dance:

Ann Coulter Congratulates ‘President Schumer’ on Spending Bill, Tells Trump ‘You’ll Be Impeached’

by John Binder23 Mar 2018Washington, D.C.18049
New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter congratulated Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after President Trump signed off on the Republicans’ omnibus spending bill that does not include a single provision from his 70-point list of pro-American immigration reforms.

In a series of online posts, Coulter told Trump he will “be impeached” after signing the spending bill ahead of the 2018 midterm elections where Republican voters are increasingly disappointed with anti-border wall, pro-immigration party leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Coulter wrote:

CONGRATULATIONS, PRESIDENT SCHUMER!

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 23, 2018

MASSIVE DEFENSE SPENDING to induct transgenders & build BIG BEAUTIFUL walls … in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 23, 2018

IT'S 3-D CHESS! (There's never going to be a wall.)

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 23, 2018

GOOD GOD! Will @realDonaldTrump talk about ANYTHING but defense spending???? Per Obama: The 1980s called & they want their foreign policy back.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 23, 2018

This would be like Reagan signing a bill that hiked taxes, slashed defense spending — but spent gobs of $$ on the Teapot Dome scandal.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 23, 2018

“ I will never sign another bill like this again”

Yeah, because you’ll be impeached.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 23, 2018
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... impeached/
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:25 am

On Breitbart:
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Methusaleh • 1 hour ago

Don't worry, everyone. The Wall will get built. Trump has made the United States so unattractive that people are now fleeing to Mexico. Mexico will build and pay for a wall to keep the Trump refugees out. As for the budget, Trump cultists are now seeing the difference between campaigning to tear a country down and governing to keep it going. You Trumpists won't get your American Somalia quite yet.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:14 pm

I agree with the tweeter who said neither Ryan nor McDonnell should be in office and let's vote them out. :mrgreen:


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Post by BrianH » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:22 pm

Orlylicious wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:57 am
Even from BREITBART! :dance:

* * *

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... impeached/
Even assuming there's a lot of trolling going on in the comments, there is still a healthy amount of butthurt that that Trump rolled over so easily. The connection between Trump's serial infidelity to his wives and the political infidelity to his base Is finally being made.

Trump's late evening attempt to distract by recycling his transgender troop gambit is being ignored. He'll have to come up with something else lest the Sunday morning news cycle becomes all about his perceived political loss and today's D.C. rally.



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Post by NotaPerson » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:57 pm

Late last night I looked at the Tea Party Patriots Facebook page (still pretty active) where the admin had shared an article from earlier in the day that Trump was threatening to veto the spending bill. It got dozens upon dozens of comments from people demanding that he do just that.

But of course, he did not. :mrgreen:


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Post by Orlylicious » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:55 pm

Yes I encouraged Charlie Brown to give Lucy another chance with the football :lol:

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
21 hrs ago (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" — To be announced.
———
NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Corey Lewandowksi, former presidential campaign manager for Donald Trump
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CBS' "Face the Nation" — Warner; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Jaclyn Corin, Ryan Deitsch and Kyle Kashuv.
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CNN's "State of the Union" — Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.
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"Fox News Sunday" — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; March for Our Lives organizer Cameron Kasky; Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Delaney Tarr; second lady Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence. [Bet that's BUNNY talk! :P )]

Where's Addison? Paul Ryan? Any Republican senator? It's almost like they gave themselves a raise, then fled for two weeks on Spring Break vacation.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:44 pm

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowit ... spines/amp?
Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

Doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who have been studying the skeletal structures of both Republicans for months, believe that their ability to stand, walk, and even break into a brisk trot when confronted by reporters’ questions is “virtually inexplicable.”

As the Minnesota scientists have struggled to solve the medical conundrum presented by the two invertebrate leaders, one theory that has gained traction is what Logsdon calls “the startled-deer hypothesis.”

“Just as a deer freezes in the headlights of a car and briefly appears statue-like, we believe that Ryan and McConnell’s bodies may retain their rigid structure out of terror alone,” he said. “In other words, fear is performing the function that a spine performs in other people.”

Calling it “just a theory,” Logsdon said that the anatomies of McConnell and Ryan require further study, and that there was growing public support for both men to be dissected.


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