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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why liberals are ganging up on Kanye West
By Michael Goodwin October 13, 2018 | 8:50pm
MICHAEL GOODWIN

Kavanaugh's hearings are a national disaster — and the worst is yet to come
In the beginning, it was safe to ignore Kanye West and his growing bromance with President Trump. After all, West is a performer, which makes it easy to discount his political talk, and he is married to a Kardashian, which, well, enough said.

But recent events demand attention. First came West’s Sept. 29 appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” where he rapped in his red Make America Great Again hat and praised Trump in a speech, most of which NBC cut from its telecast.

Then there was Thursday’s spectacle in the Oval Office. Once again, his stream-of-consciousness commentary veered from nonsense to common sense and included references to the 13th Amendment, which forbids slavery, and his feeling of being “programmed” as a black man to support only liberal politicians.

There was no denying those events were intriguing and entertaining, but I still didn’t regard any of it as politically significant — until the left-wing media went absolutely bonkers on him.

Their extraordinarily venomous and personal attacks on West reminded me of the left’s unhinged smears of Brett Kavanaugh and Trump.

Some sunk to citing West’s documented mental-health issues and many invoked his race in pejorative terms, making them especially outrageous.

A black anchor on CNN accused West of putting on a “minstrel show,” a black pundit on the same panel called him an “attention whore” and “the token Negro of the Trump administration.”

Another chipped in with, “Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read.”

A black New York Times columnist said the White House scene was “white supremacy by ventriloquism” and a white MSNBC anchor called it “an assault on our White House.”

Whoa, Nellie. What nerve did he touch?

The first thing to notice are the double standards. If conservatives criticized a black liberal in those words, the liberal media would let loose a chorus of “racism” and ­demand that every Republican ­denounce the commentators.

But this time, it was the liberal ­media itself making the offensive comments, so Democratic politicians were not required to take a stand. Naturally, none did.

Yet it was the sheer volume of the hatred, and the uniformity of it, that really got my attention. What’s this really about?

My conclusion is that the outpouring of wrath suggests the answer. To wit, if Kanye West is important enough to be targeted by so many in the media for character assassination, he must also be dangerous.

And if he’s dangerous, it’s in the same way that conservative speakers are dangerous to college snowflakes. Any dissent from the ruling coercive liberalism might be contagious, and therefore must be silenced. Diversity of thought cannot be permitted.

So we can assume the left fears West could be a leading indicator that Trump’s appeal to the working and middle classes is cutting across racial barriers.

And precisely because Democrats are making a fetish of race, gender and identity politics, a prominent racial and cultural force like Kanye West leaving the fold could be the start of a movement toward conservative values. Which is why he must be silenced by any means necessary.

It may be too late, for there are clear reasons why he and others would dissent from the coercive orthodoxy. Consider that black unemployment has reached historic lows because of the Trump economic boom, and one report says about 800,000 more African-Americans have jobs now than had them at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency.

These changes are giving rise to new, confident voices such as Candace Owens, a black commentator and activist, who supported West and blasted his critics.

“The paradigm has shifted,” Owens said on Fox News. “Black conservatives will no longer be fearful. Black conservatives are willing to speak out. We are excited. It ­finally feels like it’s our time.”

It’s also possible, of course, that West is a one-off, a disrupter of no real political consequence. That would not be surprising given the hard facts of racial politics for the last 40 years.

Democrats, regardless of their race, generally count on getting ­upwards of 90 percent of the black vote. And the election of Obama seemed to seal party allegiance for years to come.

Black antipathy toward Trump was especially strong, stemming from his “birther” campaign against Obama. Many viewed the attempt to delegitimize the first black president as inherently racist, a view Obama did not discourage as he campaigned for Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s feuds with black athletes, especially LeBron James, also feed the negative narrative.

Not surprisingly, exit polls from the 2016 presidential contest showed Clinton getting about 89 percent of the black vote, and Trump just 8 percent.

That dramatic tilt confirmed that black voters remain the most reliable group in the Dems’ coalition, outpacing Latinos and Jews, with those groups generally giving the party about 75 percent of their votes.

Still, recent polls show Trump gaining support among black voters, with his approval rating as high as 36 percent in an August Rasmussen survey. Others, including Gallup, show he has gained, but have him topping out in the low to mid-teens.

We will know more after the midterms, but I generally believe the willingness of individual voters to buck historic group trends is a hopeful sign. Fundamentally, America is a nation of free individuals, not of tribes or groups, and our republic is healthier when both parties are forced to compete for every vote.

Any vote taken for granted is a vote not earned and leaves politicians free to break their promises without suffering any consequences. Surely we’ve all had enough of that.
https://nypost.com/2018/10/13/why-liberals-are-ganging-up-on-kanye-west/
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Nobody should underestimate the effect of people like Kanye. More, there is an organization that is travelling the country, rallying black people to "walk away" from the Democrat Party, using the metaphor that it is a "plantation". Kanye is the guy that grabs the spotlight and nationalizes their efforts.

They are going to black colleges and talking how welfare has led to fatherless homes, and you can sense the resentment they tap into ... it's the Peterson stuff that is so hard for the managers to understand. They go into jail sentences and the numbers of black people in jail. Trump uses these events to get some high-publicity releases.

Owens claims that if the Democrat black support drops below 85%, Democrats won't be able to elect a President. Meanwhile, Trump is freeing up funds for urban renewal, and other below-the-horizon projects.

I could imagine that, by 2020, Trump takes 20% of the black vote. It won't be because of Kanye, but Kanye will (knowingly or not) be part of that effort. You watch and see.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there was oddly virtually no polls released last weekend , although there is some new ones out today . mostly from Nevada .



the senate poll shows Heller (republican ) with a 7 point lead , 48 to 41 for Rosen the democrat . interesting as other polls have not shown that kind of lead so have to see what the others are saying as they come out

a republican hold in Nevada would virtually end the democrats chances to take control of the senate as it was there most obvious and likely pickup . but perhaps Heller is tougher to beat than they realised




https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/elections/
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
PS -- there's a question left hanging ... If Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, both calling for a determined resistance to the leadership of their country, and both putatively amongst the inner circle of Democrats, and ... and if they said these things ... what kind of evidence would YOU, TC, accept?

Not sure how many times you need to be told but these were rhetorical phrases . Clinton nor Holder were advocating to violence per se.

Nice of you to skirt over that and looking naive as can be.
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If a rallying call to incivility (shading off into violence) from such people isn't enough, what is the point of talking?

Violence is unacceptable no matter the reasoning.
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There's the little matter of James Hodgkinson, the guy who researched a list of 200 Republicans he meant to kill and shot a dozen or so, one of whom almost died. At a baseball practice.

Yup. Horrible. And.....?
Hang on.....I will give some more and you can skidaddle away not reading any of it. (it helps your narrative which completely ignorant btw)
"There's the little matter of Jared Lee Loughner, the guy who shot Gabrielle Giffords"

Wha???? A Dem actually was shot? In the brain?
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Palin, by contrast, was pilloried for days for using a cross-hairs symbol to identify congressional districts that could be 'flipped'.


Flipped ? How about dumb rhetoric such as ....
"Don't retreat, instead- RELOAD!" was how Palin introduced the map to her Twitter followers. Days later, a vandal smashed the glass door of Giffords' Tucson office. Giffords' father tells the New York Post that members of the Tea Party "always threatened" his daughter."

Or...
"Giffords' Tea Party opponent in the 2010 election, Jesse Kelly, went even further with the violent rhetoric. Kelly's campaign held an event called "Get on Target for Victory in November." Description: "Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly." "

So....anytime you want you can grow up and realize that on both sides there are idiots who while not directly advocating violence (Clinton Holder Palin)....except for the orange idiot who has, are using words that should not be since there are idiots who believe this shit.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
Why liberals are ganging up on Kanye West


LOL!

Because Conservatives and Fox News hammered Obama for hosting Common, Jay Z, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar......

Ohhhhh....everybody ignore what we did before, NOW its important that Kanye (who is more squirrelly than all of them)is treated like gold.


I guess you guys never read the internet excpet what Fox tells you?
Or does the donald when your lips are wrapped around his butt?

Keep 'em coming. This is FUN!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the trend of threats against high profile republicans has continued with someone sending a suspicious letter to senator Collins of Maine home )


'Suspicious letter' at Sen. Susan Collins' Maine home prompts investigation




Brooke Singman By Brooke Singman | Fox News


A “suspicious letter” sent to the home of Sen. Susan Collins in Bangor, Maine, has prompted an investigation by local authorities, sources told Fox News on Monday.


A Bangor Police Department spokesman told Fox News that investigators responded to “a residence on West Broadway to investigate a suspicious letter” at 1:39 p.m. Monday.


“We are currently on the scene. The investigation is ongoing,” a Bangor Police Department spokesman told Fox News. “The Criminal Investigation Division is working in conjunction with the Bangor Fire Department and local hazmat team from Orono, Maine.”

The spokesman told Fox News that the FBI has been notified, but that the ongoing investigation is being handled by the Bangor Police Department.

“There is no information to suggest the public at large is in any danger at all at this time,” the spokesman said.

A spokesperson for Collins, R-Maine, told Fox News the senator was “on her way home," but said her husband was at the house.

There was no immediate indication of what first drew authorities to the letter.

The investigation into the suspicious letter comes after Collins played a high-profile role earlier this month in the Senate confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault and misconduct by several women. After bipartisan calls, the White House directed the FBI to run a supplemental background investigation into the allegations. GOP senators who reviewed the final FBI report said the bureau found no evidence to corroborate the claims.

Collins, during her strong speech on the Senate floor explaining her decision to support Kavanaugh, said the confirmation process resembled a “caricature of a gutter-level political campaign” and said anti-Kavanaugh outside groups distorted the judge’s record with “over-the-top rhetoric.”

Collins voted in favor of Kavanaugh, who was confirmed on a 50-48 margin as the newest associate justice to the Supreme Court and sworn in last week.

But in the wake of Collins’ support, activists lashed out against her and her fellow Senate colleagues who voted to confirm Kavanaugh.

“Senator Susan Collins is the mother & grandmother of white women in America who gave us a Donald Trump presidency. The 53%,” tweeted Linda Sarsour, a far-left activist and a leader of the Women’s March that branded Collins a “rape apologist” after the speech. “She is a disgrace & her legacy will be that she was a traitor to women and marginalized communities. History will not treat her kindly.”

“A white woman Senator is talking about presumption of innocence that is never offered to Black men in America. You are watching white supremacy live on the Senate Floor,” Sarsour said even before Collins finished her speech.

Kat Calvin, the founder of anti-voter ID group “Spread the Vote” that claims to be non-partisan, urges people to publicly harass Collins over her voting decision.

“Never let Collins have a moment of peace in public again,” she wrote.

An anti-Collins fundraiser page raised nearly $3 million in pledges by the eve of Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, with the money going to her future opponent.

“If you fail to stand up for the people of Maine and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020,” the fund’s organizers wrote. “We will get you out of office.”


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/authorities-investigating-suspicious-letter-at-home-of-sen-susan-collins-in-bangor-maine
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senator Collins, please be careful.

You might get a paper cut.

To all politicians out there, beware of paper cuts. Its the lefts fault for sending that razor sharp paper.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TC goes off the rails again. How, one wonders, does he distinguish Eric Holder's rhetorical statements and Donald Trump's rhetorial statements, for instance? But who cares? ...

Nobody should ignore the brute fact that people associated closely with the Democrat Party seem to be involved in another enterprise -- that of encouraging, recruiting, training, transporting and paying wages to violent people to keep fascists from having their speakers, and more. The recruits are motivated by an extreme ideology that leads them to believe that Equality is so important that violence is justified to get it.

And the blither on about violence being unacceptable and looking for ways that they can blame it on Donald Trump.

That's the other side. Hopefully, American Conservatives are working out ways to protect themselves and their people from this polical thuggery.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toronto Centre wrote:
Senator Collins, please be careful.

You might get a paper cut.

To all politicians out there, beware of paper cuts. Its the lefts fault for sending that razor sharp paper.


maybe its just me but I think there alleging something more sinister than she might get a paper cut . the letter could contain threats or dangerous substances . this is a very serious criminal act . its no laughing matter


its disgusting that democratic leadership won't step in and say acts like this are morally wrong in a democratic country like the US

instead people like Hilary Clinton are telling her supporters they need to resist the republicans and to not treat them civil
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
TC goes off the rails again. How, one wonders, does he distinguish Eric Holder's rhetorical statements and Donald Trump's rhetorial statements, for instance? But who cares? ...

You obviously care. But the problem you are having is that your rhetoric is not only demonstrably false and full of lies, but the plain fact as you are losing horribly trying to make a point.

Keep it up, I like the laughs I get from reading this.

Anyhow, let me show you plain and simply...I hope I can dumb this down enough for you to follow.

Lets set the stage...k ?
Rally, Las Vegas , Feb 2016...
I’d like to punch him in the face”

Trump said this in front of a crowd of supporters, after a protester was removed from one of his rallies in Las Vegas on 23 February 2016.

Alabama, Nov 2015
Trump said this on Fox and Friends on 22 November 2015, in reference to Black Lives Matter protester Mercutio Southall Jr., who was ejected from a Trump rally in Birmingham, Alabama a day earlier. Video footage appears to show Trump supporters jostling, kicking and punching Southall, prompting questions from the Fox and Friends about the ‘roughing up’ of the protester.

The man that was — I don’t know, you say “roughed up” — he was so obnoxious and so loud, he was screaming — I had 10,000 people in the room yesterday, 10,000 people, and this guy started screaming by himself. And I don’t know, “rough up” — he should have been, maybe he should have been roughed up. Because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.

Still with me bugs or gone into hiding since...you know, you havent been anywhere near right on this...


So, anyway, there ya go. Thats just a few of Trumps, some of the other ones are obviously rhetorical .


Let me fix this for you ok? It will read much better and be more partisan since we both know both sides are guilty. Its just only opne of us is honest.
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Nobody should ignore the brute fact that people associated closely with the Democrat and Conservatives Party seem to be involved in another enterprise -- that of encouraging, recruiting, training, transporting and paying wages to violent people to keep fascists from having their speakers, and more. The recruits are motivated by an extreme ideology .


Poor old angry whitey bugs.

Thanks for the laugh dude. Been a dull Monday.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RCO wrote:

maybe its just me but I think there alleging something more sinister than she might get a paper cut . the letter could contain threats or dangerous substances .

You are not of the opinion that had there been it would have been reported as such?

Ok.
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this is a very serious criminal act . its no laughing matter

A letter? Oh my.
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its disgusting that democratic leadership won't step in and say acts like this are morally wrong in a democratic country like the US

Oh damn....you just blew your cover as a moderate who would think about these things instead of going full on nuts about something you have very little info about.

In fact so little info you have no idea what was in or on the letter.

In fact so little knowledge you announce in dramatic voice..."its disgusting that the Dems wont step in and denounce something about which they know as little as you do and no one knows what the letter said or had , but dont let facts get in the way of this is horrible of the Dems.

LOL!
LOL!....cuz that be doubly funny yo !
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instead people like Hilary Clinton are telling her supporters they need to resist the republicans and to not treat them civil

Meanwhile on the Rep 'lets shoot em all' front......


Say, did you and bugs watch the video of the Proud Boys on the weekend?

Did you clap, jerk off , or otherwise enjoy the uneducated troglodytes of the Proud Boys going around beating up folks on the street ?

It was a gas huh ?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who cares what he thinks ... what does he bring to the party?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a couple new senate polls , no real surprise


Mitt Romney is up by 36 points in Utah


in Maryland the incumbent democrat is leading by 27 points , against a divided opposition a republican and an independent candidate


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/elections/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( many are also wondering why Elizabeth warren released DNA tests which show she might be less than 1 % native American . calling the announcement a distraction which takes the party off focus , personally I think warren is a nut job . really that's all I have to say about her , if she is the best the democrats have there is deep trouble )



Former Obama campaign manager scorches Elizabeth Warren for releasing DNA test weeks before midterm elections


Gregg Re By Gregg Re | Fox News


Warren releases DNA analysis on Native American heritage, firing back at Trump attacks

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the rare step Monday of releasing her DNA test results examining her possible Native American ancestry, tries to eliminate critics' line of attack against her.

President Obama's former campaign manager on Monday sharply criticized Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for releasing the results of a disputed DNA test that she said backed up her claims of Native American ancestry. He claimed she was throwing her party off-message just weeks before November's critical midterm elections.


"Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now?" former President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, tweeted.

"Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???" added Messina, who also served as deputy White House chief of staff.

Warren, considered a likely 2020 presidential contender, is an overwhelming favorite to win re-election in Massachusetts in November.

When her claims of Native American heritage first became a widely publicized issue during her tight 2012 Senate campaign against then-incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown, polls showed most voters in the state didn't care.

MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin also panned Warren's decision to release her DNA results on-air Monday, during an interview with Boston Globe reporter Annie Linskey. The Globe first reported the results of the analysis into Warren's bloodline.


“Did [Warren] gain anything by putting out the DNA test results?" Melvin asked. "The best I can gather, according to your paper’s reporting, she’s 1/1000th — something like that — I think I might be just as Native American as she is.”

“I don’t know who my great great great great grandmother or grandfather is," Linksey responded, noting that Warren's claimed heritage was "pretty far back" in her genetic line.

Meanwhile, New York Times reporter Nick Confessore wrote sarcastically on Twitter, "President Trump is sure to stop mocking Senator Warren about her ancestry now that she has provided definitive proof."

And Matthew Breen, LogoTV's editorial director, openly wondered if Warren was engaging in an "unserious distraction from a concerted midterm Dem strategy" -- or something more clever.

President Trump repeatedly has derided Warren for claiming she has Native American ancestry. At a rally in July, he joked that he would pull out a heritage kit during a hypothetical presidential debate with Warren and slowly toss it at her, "hoping it doesn't hit her and injure her arm, even though it only weighs probably two ounces."

Trump said he would offer to donate $1 million to Warren's preferred charity if she took the ancestry test and it proved she is Native American. Asked about that Monday afternoon, Trump said that Warren "owes the country an apology" and asked reporters, "What's her percentage? One-one-thousandth?"

He added that he would only give her charity $1 million if he is allowed to conduct the DNA test personally.

"I'll only do it if I can test her personally, OK? That will not be something I enjoy doing either," Trump said.

The test results Warren publicized did not definitively prove she has significant Native American ancestry, even though Stanford professor Carlos D. Bustamante, who conducted the analysis, said the results "strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor."


"I think I might be just as Native American as she is."
— MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin

According to the analysis Warren took, “the vast majority” of Warren’s family tree is European and there is “strong evidence” she has Native-American ancestry “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.”

As reported by the Globe, this means she could be between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American (though the newspaper initially published an erroneous figure and had to correct it).

Republicans countered that having such a trace amount of Native-American heritage does not give Warren “the right to claim minority status” -- as she was accused of doing to advance her career at Harvard Law School years ago.

Warren repeatedly claimed to be Native American throughout her academic career, and a Fordham Law Review article at the time of her hiring described her as the faculty's "first woman of color." The Boston Globe has claimed that Harvard did not consider her ancestry as a factor in her hiring.


'Who Cares?': Trump Reacts to Elizabeth Warren Releasing DNA Test Results
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“Warren might even be less Native American than the average European American,” Republican National Committee spokesman Mike Reed said in a statement Monday. He also cited a 2014 study that cast doubt on Warren's claim.

The study, published by a team of scientists in late 2014 and featured in The New York Times, amounted to the largest-ever genetic profile of the U.S., based on 160,000 people. The study examined the average Native-American ancestry for Americans—including European, African and Latino Americans.

According to the Times report on the study, which can be found on the National Institutes of Health website, “European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6 percent European, .19 percent African, and .18 percent Native American.” That would potentially mean Warren has less Native American DNA than the average American.

Additonally, the analysis Warren used didn't rely on Native American DNA, calling into question its reliability.

"To make up for the dearth of Native American DNA, Bustamante used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American," the Globe admitted.

Still, Warren appeared intent on pushing the results of the test on Monday.


"By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?" she wrote. "I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: http://www.niwrc.org/donate-niwrc."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/former-obama-campaign-chair-scorches-elizabeth-warren-for-releasing-dna-test-weeks-before-midterm-elections
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Elizabeth Warren never fails to give us a laff ... with her claims of never-ending feminine entitlement She got on the faculty at Harvard because she presented herself far a Cherokee lawyer. Well, she's 1/1054th native which is true enough for lawyers ... or women.

What blows my mind is that she actually thinks this vindicates her!

I think this is the end of her candidacy, frankly. What says Not ready for the job more than this?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( according to polls and election insiders , the GOP has gained back some ground , some seats previously seen as possible democrat pick ups might stay republican but the race is still very close and the GOP faces an odd problem this mid term. being out spent by a large margin as democratic billionaires try and buy the election , and are outspending the republicans by a large margin )


GOP Gains Momentum, But Midterm Spending Trails Dems'


By Adele Malpass - RCP Staff
October 13, 2018


With the election less than 24 days away, Republicans are seeing momentum in polls after the Kavanaugh hearings and a new path to holding their majority in the House. To do this, they need to stop Democrats from reaching a net pickup of 23 seats, which will likely require raising more last-minute money. Currently, many election watchers believe Democrats will gain anywhere from 20 to 40 seats. However, if their loss of momentum persists, the lower end of that range becomes more likely and Republicans would maintain a slender majority.

In a memo to donors earlier this week, the Congressional Leadership Fund, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s super PAC, stated that “while Republicans still face historic headwinds, the last two weeks have brought improvement in the political environment and the best polling since the beginning of the summer. The enthusiasm gap has closed across the country, Republicans improved their standing with independent voters and President Trump’s approval rating improved across the board.”

The memo highlights 20 races within four points that may determine the House majority. While hedging his bets, Corry Bliss, executive director of the CLF, said he believes “if the election were held today, the Republicans would win 20 to 30 of the closes races. Our issue now is how to sustain the momentum until Election Day.”

The CLF has field offices in 40 districts and has committed resources to all of these races. According to the memo, the CLF polled in 20 districts last week and has seen a five-point improvement with the president’s approval numbers. With this new strength, the CLF has seen significant gains in the following six districts, which are now considered out of the danger zone: Andy Barr (KY-06), Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Will Hurd (TX-23), Brian Mast (FL-18), and John Katko (NY-24). There are also improving conditions in all six of the battleground Republican-held seats in California. For Democrats to take over the House, they likely must flip some of these Golden State seats.

“For most of the summer, Democrats were winning independent voters, but the Kavanaugh hearings fired up the base and now they are back looking more like Republicans,” said Bliss. “Our closing argument is going to be results versus resistance.”


The biggest problem for Republicans is that they are being massively outspent by Democratic candidates and the national committees. “Democratic candidates are outspending Republican candidates in key races by $50 million and the GOP is now facing a green wave, not a blue wave,” said Bliss.

According to a recent media buy spending report obtained by RCP, Republican candidates have reserved $65 million in television ads whereas Democratic candidates are spending a whopping $116 million. It’s the same trend at the national level, with the National Republican Congressional Committee reserving $45 million in television ads, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spending $62 million. The only exception is the CLF, which has reserved $93 million compared to Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC at $52 million.

Sixty Democrats raised over $1 million in the third quarter; 30 raised over $2 million; and eight raised over $3 million. Adding to the GOP problem is the record number of open seats where incumbents can usually outraise their opponents; however, 44 Republicans are retiring in 2018, forcing groups such as the CLF to spend $20 million on open seats.

“In the last few weeks things have undeniably improved. Republican intensity is through the roof and the enthusiasm gap has closed. Now we need to keep it up for the next four weeks,” said Bliss.


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