President Donald J. Trump threw down on Senate Minority Loser Mitch McConnell this afternoon. The full statement can be read below. Trump blasted McConnell for his familial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and asserted that his biggest regret was bailing McConnell out when he was 20 points down in his Kentucky primary. He also pledged to campaign for MAGA candidates against the Republican establishment. The former president is increasing in popularity against the Republican Party base, while Capitol Hill establishment types continue to attempt to distance themselves from the America First movement. President Trump’s full statement follows: The Republican
Led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY), the Republican establishment appears to be set on trying to somehow expunge President Trump and the Make America Great Again movement from the GOP. History tells us that’s a horrible idea for Republicans, and an horrendous idea for the nation. In 1988 President George HW Bush beat Democrat Michael Dukakis, after trailing late into the summer, to effectively secure Ronald Reagan’s third term. Since then, the GOP establishment has done worse and worse: 1992 – George Bush Sr. loses to Bill Clinton after winning the First Gulf War. 1996 – President
Only the swamp grants those who steal elections, lie for a living, and advocate for the killing of babies in the womb in the ninth month the “moral high ground.” And that’s precisely what Alyssa Farah did in her recent series of CNN interviews and RealClearPolitics op-ed. But if conservatives are to have success, we’re told by swamp social climbers like Farah, we must call evil good. We must accept our votes being stolen. Let’s call the fact that Pennsylvania’s vote totals don’t add up by 202,000 “misinformation” and move on. Joe Biden may be illegitimate and half the time
President Donald Trump officially endorsed Tommy Tuberville, spurning his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Alabama Senate race. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1237557409943416834 Sessions fell out of favor with the President and was fired from the post of Attorney General in 2018 after he recused himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. “This is what happens to someone who loyally gets appointed Attorney General of the United States & then doesn’t have the wisdom or courage to stare down & end the phony Russia Witch Hunt. Recuses himself on FIRST DAY in office, and the Mueller Scam begins!” Trump tweeted after Sessions fell
Veritable droves of right-of-center commentators and would-be eminences are more than happy to sound off ad-nauseam about tax cuts and job creation. Those priorities are spoken about as if they are the only political issues that conservatives can win on. In 2018, before November’s midterm elections, a group of Republican insiders and strategists happily gloated that another round of tax cuts would leave Democrats completely stumped, flailing in confusion at their loss. On the other hand, after those commentators were proven wrong, with Democrats winning those elections by a concerning margin, they stuck to the “tax-talk” strategy, dolefully weeping that
The 2019 elections are just about in the books. Below are some of the biggest story lines after last night. Kentucky Governor’s Race Still Too Close to Call as GOP Sweeps Other Statewide Races The Kentucky governor’s race is too close to call after a wild finish that may get wilder. Shortly after midnight on election night with all precincts reporting, Democrat challenger Andy Beshear held a 5,100 vote lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a margin of 0.4 percent. Beshear was quick to declare victory, and Democrat Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes — who herself lost a
New rule: If you want to launch a primary challenge against a sitting U.S. president with high party approval ratings, you have to actually say why your ideas are better. Elections provide the best opportunity to inject new ideas into public debate. It’s no surprise to anyone that politicians pay the most attention to their constituents when they are out seeking votes. Unfortunately, President Trump’s competitors don’t seem particularly eager to share their policy aspirations with the American people. Or they don’t have any. As a political news junkie, I scoured the Internet in hopes of discovering what meaningful policy
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a new budget agreement that would explode federal spending by an additional $320 billion over two years in a bipartisan vote. Most disappointingly, the budget deal really amounts to the final nail in the coffin repealing “sequestration” — the hard fought (yet entirely non-draconian) spending restraint won by the the Tea Party during the Obama-era — by kicking the spending caps all the way out to 2028 and 2029 where, the safe money says, they will be ignored again. The deal was reportedly brokered by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.