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    How does any rational or caring human being watch us lose a 20-year war against cave-dwelling barbarians, and not just lose that war, but lose it in the most humiliating fashion imaginable, and less than a year later already have a war-boner for Ukraine? I’m convinced the unholy alliance between Neocons, the corporate media, and the Democrat party is the Seventh Seal. For a moment, let’s forget about the fact that America is incapable of liberating anyone; let’s ignore that our definition of “liberating”  is to spend $4 trillion killing hundreds of thousands of innocents and then abandoning them to the enemy. Instead, how about these apples: 1) Putin is not a cave-dwelling barbarian, and 2) Putin has nuclear weapons. Well, those apples have been met with what is, without question, this is the single-most irresponsible thing a public official has uttered in my lifetime… The only people who can fix this are the Russian people. Easy to say, hard to do. Unless you want to live in darkness for the rest of your life, be isolated from the...
    Former Republican National Committee Chair Marc Racicot wrote an open letter to RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel saying that the party may come to regret the censure of GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.  Racicot, a former Republican governor of Montana, published the letter Sunday in the Billings Gazette, and advised McDaniel to withdraw and dismiss the censure resolution, which was passed by RNC members earlier htis month during the party's winter meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.   'I must confess, it is difficult to even know where to begin,' wrote Racicot, who ran the party from 2002 to 2003, calling it a 'sad day, indeed.'   Former Republican National Committee Chair Marc Racicot wrote an open letter to RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel saying that the party may come to regret the censure of GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger Reps. Adam Kinzinger (left) and Liz Cheney (right) were censured by the RNC's membership at the party's winter meeting earlier this month in Salt Lake City, Utah. The censure document blasted the duo for participating in the Democrat-led January...
    In an interview with CNN, GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell managed to impart one truism amid the web of fantasy he spun. "I still say it's 50-50," McConnell said, handicapping the GOP's chances of retaking the Senate in November. That seems close, if not a tad optimistic given the GOP’s emerging class of candidates. But other than that, McConnell said everything was going perfectly according to plan for Senate Republicans in 2022. Donald Trump endorsing an alleged wife-beater for an open Pennsylvania Senate seat who was then forced to bow out after losing custody of his children? Perfect. McConnell being forced to bow to Trump's wishes on endorsing alleged wife-beater and violence-prone former football star Herschel Walker? Just swell. Trump sparring with McConnell-aligned Senate Republicans over whether he actually lost the 2020 election? No worries. McConnell just wanted to make one minor tweak to Trump's Big Lie—which is now the central organizing feature of Trump’s entire life. "It's important for candidates to remember we need to respect the results of our democratic process unless the court system demonstrates...
    Perlmutter is a moderate Democrat representing parts of metropolitan Denver and its suburbs Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced he won't be seeking re-election in 2022 on Monday, making him the twenty-sixth House Democrat to bow out of this year's midterm elections. Perlmutter, who represents the Centennial State's 7th Congressional District, released a statement in the afternoon explaining that he now wants to 'explore other opportunities.'  The lengthy list of Democrats either retiring or seeking another office at the end of this year puts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's party at risk of losing their razor-thin majority. Perlmutter's departure from the district he's represented since 2007 could be an opportunity for Republicans to pick up another seat, which he acknowledged in his departure letter. 'After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to run for re-election,' the lawmaker wrote.  He continued, 'even though the numbers are slightly tighter we will win.' 'I’ve never shied away from a challenge but it’s time for me to move on and explore other opportunities. There comes a time when you pass the torch to the...
    Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R- IL) is not running for reelection, but is a governorship in his future? The outspoken anti-Trump Republican has been considering a possible gubernatorial run in 2022, with incumbent Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker up for reelection. In a new interview for Crain’s A.D. Q&A podcast, Kinzinger mulled over his chances compared to the current Republican field. His assessment, after some hesitance, was to say the crop of GOP candidates is “less than stellar.” Kinzinger said he likes candidate Jesse Sullivan but isn’t crazy about how “in Illinois, you have this race to the far-right, and it’s not a far-right state.” “I don’t know how many times I hear people tell me ‘If you just activate the base, we can win Illinois,'” he continued. “Listen, the base is very activated, and we can’t win Illinois unless we win back those suburbs, right? The suburbs that Republicans used to win all the time.” “If I ran for governor, I think I’m the only candidate that can win, at least that’s out there now.” Kinzinger acknowledged it’s difficult for...
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Tuesday announced he would not run for Senate, ending months of speculation about his political future. The move is a blow to Republicans' chances of winning a Senate majority in 2022. ‘ROLLERCOASTER’: AFTER RECOUNT, JUST FIVE VOTES SEPARATE CANDIDATES IN CRUCIAL FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY Sununu said he would seek reelection in 2022 to the office he first won in 2017. He was widely expected to run for a Senate seat after months of polling showed him outperforming other Republican prospects for the race. He also recently increased his criticism of the Granite State’s all-Democratic congressional delegation and President Joe Biden. Sununu on Monday backed a state lawsuit against the Biden administration to stop federal vaccination mandates for private businesses, although he has differed from many Republican governors by arguing in favor of allowing businesses to implement their own mandates. Sununu would have challenged the state’s freshmen Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, also a onetime governor of New Hampshire. With the Senate currently divided 50-50 and Vice President Kamala Harris's...
    In his column for the Daily Beast, conservative Matt Lewis wrote the epitaphs for former vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), saying they might as well leave the national scene because neither will ever be president unless there is a major sea change among Republican voters in the wake of Donald Trump. Noting that Pence and Haley have been making prominent appearances in the past two weeks as they set the stage for jumping into the 2024 GOP presidential primary, Lewis said their wavering on Donald Trump -- at one moment disavowing him, the next embracing Ttumpism -- isn't fooling the hardcore GOP voters they would need to be successful. According to the conservative columnist -- himself an avowed never Trumper -- they have become "roadkill" on the path to the Oval Office. "Pence and Haley seem to think they can thread the needle the way they might have 'triangulated' between their conservative base and the mainstream media in the past. They think that they can be 'compassionate conservatives' who also downplay the Jan. 6...
    The vast majority of voters disapprove of Texas' near-total abortion ban and the state's decision to let private citizens enforce it. Texas' near-total ban on abortion is widely unpopular, a new national poll released on Monday found, results that election experts say could have ricochet effects in upcoming political races, including the 2022 midterm elections. The Monmouth University poll found that a majority of voters, or 54%, disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to let the Texas law go into effect. The law bans abortion at around six weeks gestation — before many people even know they're pregnant — and deputizes private citizens to enforce it through a bounty-like system. That bounty system is even more unpopular than the Supreme Court decision to let the law take effect. The poll found 70% of Americans oppose Texas' use of private citizens, and not the government, to enforce the law through punitive lawsuits. And 81% disapprove of the law's provision that awards $10,000 to those private citizens who successfully sue abortion providers or...
    Mitch McConnell is reportedly deeply concerned about a Georgia Senate bid from football star and longtime Trump pal Herschel Walker, fearing Walker's potential campaign would fizzle and hand the seat over to Democrats for six years. The Senate minority leader has stepped in to help Republicans find a suitable candidate for the 2022 election, when Senator Raphael Warnock will have to fend off challengers in what's expected to be a heated race for his first full six-year term.  Warnock took office in 2021 after narrowly beating Republican Kelly Loeffler in a special election runoff.   McConnell is said to be considering Loeffler along with David Perdue, per CNN. The former Georgia Republican senator lost his seat to Democrat Jon Ossoff - who won't have to defend himself until 2026 if he chooses to run again. McConnell has been reportedly scouring the field for potential Georgia Senate candidates as Walker, a longtime Trump ally, reportedly worries some Republicans with his lack of a political operation and troubling allegations of abuse Republicans are lining up to challenge Senator Raphael...
    Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, arrives to a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images Ten Republican senators support a bipartisan infrastructure framework, enough for a potential bill to get through the chamber if all skeptical Democrats back it. In a statement Wednesday, 20 Democratic and GOP senators endorsed the roughly $1 trillion proposal, which would not raise taxes on corporations or wealthy individuals. The plan would revamp transportation, broadband and water, but would not meet many Democrats' goals for investments in clean energy and social programs. "We look forward to working with our Republican and Democratic colleagues to develop legislation based on this framework to address America's critical infrastructure challenges," the senators said in a statement. The proposal serves as the last sustained effort to strike a bipartisan infrastructure deal before Democrats move to pass legislation on their own. A smaller group of 10 senators who drafted the plan have tried to win support on Capitol Hill, but have not yet earned the blessing of congressional...
    Texas is getting two new House seats and Florida one, helping Republican chances of winning a majority in 2022 and scrambling the Electoral College calculus for both parties in the 2024 presidential race. Population growth is driving the increased House representation for the two Sun Belt states in the 435-member House of Representatives, per data released by the Census Bureau on Monday that decides how many seats each state gets for the next decade. In addition to the pickups for Texas and Florida, four others states will gain one House seat each: Colorado, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon. But population growth in one area usually coincides with people moving out of other states. So seven will lose one House seat each: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The Texas population boom will boost its House membership from 36 to 38 members, while the Florida delegation will jump from 27 to 28 lawmakers. That's generally good news for Republicans, since state-level GOP lawmakers control the redistricting process. In Texas, Republicans are...
    (CNN)Candidates matter.Which is why Senate and House party committees have long reserved the right to wade into contentious primary fights and pick the candidate they believe has the best chance of winning a seat for them in the general election.And why Florida Sen. Rick Scott's (R) decision, as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, to stay entirely out of all primary fights in the 2022 election is a big deal, and a major risk."We're not going to participate," Scott told The Washington Post for a profile that ran over the weekend. "I think the public will pick the right candidate, and it'll be somebody that can get through the general election."There's already several examples on the 2022 Senate battlefield where Scott's non-involvement pledge could have significant consequences.Read MoreTake Missouri, where former Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned as the state's top elected official in 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, is running to replace retiring Sen. Roy Blunt (R). Greitens is closely aligning himself with former President Donald Trump and casting himself as a victim of an insidious political insider...
    Donald Trump has mocked the re-election chances of GOP lawmakers Lisa Murkowksi and Liz Cheney's after vowing to campaign against Republicans who backed his impeachment.  The former president issued a statement Wednesday in which he said it would be great if Murkowksi did not run and called Cheney 'crazy' and said 'so many people are looking to run against' her.  Senator Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska and Rep. Liz Cheney - both Republican lawmakers - backed impeaching Trump following the Capitol riot on January 6.  In the Twitter style statement Trump wrote: 'Senator Lisa Murkowski said she is 'still weighing whether she will run again' for the Senate in Alaska. In other words, there is a chance that she won't run! Wouldn't that be great?  'So many people are looking to run against Crazy Liz Cheney—but we only want one.  'She is so far down in Wyoming polls that the only way she can win is numerous candidates running against her and splitting the vote. Hopefully, that won't happen.' He then pledged: 'I'll make an Endorsement soon!' The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) presented...
    Former GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA) pushed back on the idea that Donald Trump represented the future of her party, calling out both his age and the erosion of his intra-party support in the wake of his role fomenting the Capitol insurrection. Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday night, the two-term Congresswoman made the case for moving on from the former president, who she said deserved conviction on the lone impeachment charge of inciting the insurrection. She also condemned other pro-Trump acolytes like the formerly QAnon-supporting Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. “What I focus on is, at the beginning of this week, the Freedom Caucus claimed they had 115 signatures to get rid of [House GOP Conference Chair] Liz Cheney,” Comstock noted. “In fact, she won resoundingly in a landslide with 70% support. I think the brave Republicans like Liz Cheney, like [Nebraska Sen.] Ben Sasse, like [Rep.] Adam Kinzinger standing up to the bullies, are the future of the party. I think of those 10 people who voted for impeachment you’re going to see future governors, future leaders of the party, people like Ben Sasse....
    Senate Republicans are finding a loophole to navigate the political dynamics of President Trump's impeachment: Raise objections about the process. It's one way to approach impeachment and possible conviction of a former president without saying that Trump did nothing wrong in regards to his speech and conduct before last week's siege on the U.S. Capitol. By using objections to process as a basis for voting against impeachment or conviction, Republicans are finding a political middle ground. They avoid the potential political consequences of voting in favor of it, such as loss of support from the Trump-supporting voter base or public condemnation from other Republicans, while also avoiding being labeled by Democrats as apologists or enablers of Trump and the mob. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina each said Wednesday that it is unconstitutional to convict a former president on impeachment charges. "The House has passed an article of impeachment against the president, but the Senate under its rules and precedents cannot start and conclude a fair trial before the president...
    Republican insiders fear President Trump’s brazen attempt to overturn the November election could haunt the party for years, jeopardizing otherwise excellent GOP prospects for winning control of Congress in 2022. Anxiety over Trump’s refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, and plans to continue as leader of the GOP after leaving the White House, peaked Wednesday when thousands of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol after encouragement from the outgoing commander in chief. The violence delayed a joint session of Congress from completing votes to certify Biden’s Electoral College victory, Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding, and lawmakers evacuated to secure locations. The siege of Capitol Hill unfolded less than 24 hours after Republicans lost control of the Senate, ceding the levers of power in Washington to the Democrats. The GOP suffered twin defeats in a pair of Senate runoff elections in Georgia amid Trump’s unfounded claims the Nov. 3 election was rigged in a broad conspiracy to deny him a second term. Trump continuing to fan the flames for the next two years could keep...
    (CNN)Georgia Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said Sunday that the "mountains of misinformation" about the election that President Donald Trump is spreading, most recently in his remarks at a rally in the state Saturday night, could hurt GOP chances in upcoming Senate runoff races.While campaigning for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Valdosta, Georgia, Trump issued a litany of grievances about the election he lost to Joe Biden. Trump also lambasted Republican Gov. Brian Kemp hours after he pressured Kemp to convene a special election and convince state legislators to overturn the President-elect's win in the state. "I worry that this continuous you know fanning of the flames around misinformation puts us in a negative position with regards to the January 5 runoff," Duncan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "The mountains of misinformation are not helping the process, they're only hurting it. And Jake, I worry we are handing off a playbook to the Democrats for January 5 and certainly I can't think of a worse playbook to hand off over the last four...
    President Donald Trump has refused to concede the 2020 presidential election, spending the past few weeks alleging widespread voter fraud. Some Republicans fear that his claims could depress the conservative base and allow Democrats to win full control of the U.S. Congress, according to a Friday report from The Washington Examiner. On Saturday, Trump will fly into Georgia and hold a rally to express support for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who have to defend their seats in order for the GOP to keep control of the upper chamber. Both Loeffler and Perdue will have to fend off formidable Democratic challengers, so turnout could be crucial. In an open letter, 19 prominent Georgia Republicans warned that Trump could further depress conservative-leaning voters if he focuses on spreading baseless allegations of electoral fraud. “We have watched with increasing concern as the debate surrounding the state’s electoral system has made some within our party consider whether voting in the coming runoff election matters.” Several GOP operatives based in the Peach State also suggested that the Saturday event may well determine...
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz suggested that President Donald Trump’s ongoing election disputes could have “severe consequences” for the GOP senators trying to win runoffs in Georgia. As Republican Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are campaigning against Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Trump’s campaign has launched a series of lawsuits alleging ballot irregularities in key swing states. Appearing Monday morning on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Luntz argued that Trump’s contention that “elections were rigged” could “disillusion” the voters Republicans need to win in the state. “If he continues to disillusion voters … by saying that the elections were rigged and that your vote doesn’t matter, this could have severe consequences for the administration in trying to keep those two seats Republican,” Luntz said. “I would argue that what Donald Trump says and does over the next six weeks is going to determine the outcome of the Georgia Senate race, and well, may determine the outcome of our country overall.” WATCH: Luntz also predicted a “slight” turnout advantage for Republicans. He also stated that, while 46% of Georgians...
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