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Republican leader Mike Johnson election denier
« Reply #1551 on: October 28, 2023, 08:52:15 AM »
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/10/26/never-forget-hakeem-jeffries-is-an-election-denier-n1738240

Actually this is Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries election denier. But it is the answer to when you hear Mike Johnson is an election denier.  Jeffries was wrong. Dead wrong. Proven wrong. So he was lying when he kept on with it after the Mueller report was released. With johnson, it was never investigated. He spoke what he believed.

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1553 on: November 01, 2023, 08:11:11 AM »
GOOD!!!

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Jamie Raskin votes against expelling Santos
« Reply #1554 on: November 02, 2023, 08:04:13 AM »
So naturally, on cue, HuffPost prints his reasoning:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/jamie-raskin-explains-why-voted-130459763.html

I am glad he points out that he is a champion of "Due Process" because I would have never known this "Constitutional" guy had such integrity and firm ideals in applying laws rules to everyone equally.

Perhaps this is a clue for his real reason:

“I can think of four or five Democratic members the Republicans would like to expel without a conviction or adverse ethics findings,” he told Axios. “We can’t abandon due process and the rule of law in the House of Representatives.”



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WT: Senate Reps border bill
« Reply #1556 on: November 07, 2023, 04:08:33 AM »
Good to see the Reps actually putting something down on paper.

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SENATE

GOP’s border plan would restart wall, restrict asylum claims

Bill shuts down ‘family loophole,’ changes Biden policies

BY STEPHEN DINAN THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Key Senate Republicans on Monday announced a road map for stiffening border security by restarting construction on the border wall, limiting the expansive asylum claims illegal immigrants use to get caught and released, and shutting down the “family loophole” that rewards migrants who bring children on the dangerous journey.

The legislation was written by Sen. Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, as well as Sens. Tom Cotton and James Lankford.

It comes as Republicans search for a package of proposals they can attach to President Biden’s request for billions of dollars in new immigration spending. The president’s request would speed up processing, but Republicans said major policy changes are needed if the government wants to stem the flow of people.

“President Biden’s border policies are not working and it’s time to change course,” said Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican. “Our proposal makes the necessary changes that our country needs at this critical time.”

The chief component of the border chaos that’s erupted under Mr. Biden is the number of illegal immigrants who are being caught and then released into the country. Analysts say that each of those serves as an invitation for more people to make the journey.

Many are lodging bogus asylum claims to get released. Others are being waved in through Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas’ expansive “parole” policies.

The GOP bill would increase the standard for initial asylum claims at the border, which the senators said would weed out weak claims at the start. And migrants who left their homes and traipsed through other countries to reach the U.S. would be presumed not to be authentic asylum-seekers, since they could have stopped in any of those intermediate locations if their goal was just to escape persecution at home. The Republicans’ legislation would also require asylum claims at the border to be made at offi cial border crossings, which the senators said would take pressure off Border Patrol agents who patrol between the crossings and who are missing tens of thousands of migrants each month because they are so overwhelmed with the asylum cases.

Other key elements include pushing for more DNA testing of migrants and ordering Mr. Mayorkas to restart wall construction.

Mr. Mayorkas would also be restricted in his use of parole, which would be returned to a case-by-case safety valve for exceptional instances. The bill would ban the broad new categorical programs that Mr. Mayorkas has created, which have approved roughly 95% of applicants, creating a pathway for hundreds of thousands of people to enter despite lacking any legal visa to do so.

“We have needed significant updates in border security law for years,” said Mr. Lankford, Oklahoma Republican.

Democrats said the plan was too harsh to illegal immigrants.

“Today’s proposal from my Republican colleagues is not a good starting point — it is not consistent with American values and it would not secure our border,” said Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

He said he’s ready to “move past the partisan bickering on this issue.”

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Stand with Rashida Tlaib, wipe out Israel from the river to the sea
« Reply #1557 on: November 08, 2023, 06:25:10 AM »
Yes Tlaib was censured but it wasn't four squad members who stood with her, it was 90% of Democrats. 22 out 215? turned in her and the rest went with the terrorists.

People aren't afraid of this party having one party rule here?

What happened to Israel is on its way here, if it hasn't arrived already.  The door is open.

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Newsweek quick to point out which Dems censured Tlaib
« Reply #1558 on: November 08, 2023, 06:47:50 AM »
https://www.newsweek.com/full-list-democrats-who-voted-censure-rashida-tlaib-1841762

I am not sure but could this be the first time DW Schultz voted in agreement with me!

Why doesn't Newsweek list those who voted to NOT censor a virulent genocidal anti semite?

BTW what does "censure" mean - according to this quick search it only means that the censored congressperson has to stand in the "well" and have the speaker read the censure resolution - a form of humiliation.  Reminds me of the old days where someone is cuffed to a wooden bar in the public town square so people can mock them.

Censure requires simple majority.
While it does not in itself lead to any other penalties it lately is used to strip committee assignments.


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Manchin was leaving the Senate one way or the other
« Reply #1559 on: November 10, 2023, 06:48:18 AM »
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/23464862/senate-elections-2024-map-joe-manchin

Dem majority in the Senate required that they win seats in Republican states (and hold all their own).  2024 has Dem seats up for reelection in WV, MT and Ohio. ( it would be like us winning a seat in California.)

If Manchin runs for President he poses an even bigger problem for them.

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1560 on: November 10, 2023, 07:32:57 AM »
" Dem majority in the Senate required that they win seats in Republican states (and hold all their own).  2024 has Dem seats up for reelection in WV, MT and Ohio. ( it would be like us winning a seat in California.)"

Doug,

Do you think they should or must be Trump endorsed candidates?

Which MAGA heads (like the "dead heads" who worship the Grateful Dead) would insist on but at the same time has proven to be the kiss of death.

I am not sure in my own thinking - yes I want good strong candidates on our side, not RINOS, but not totally Trump sychophants either.
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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1561 on: November 10, 2023, 07:36:15 AM »
" but not totally Trump sychophants either."

A key point-- Trump makes it hard to support him without becoming his bitch.

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1562 on: November 10, 2023, 08:00:42 PM »

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1563 on: November 10, 2023, 10:22:51 PM »
"The law being targeted by the House GOP is a local Washington, D.C. ordinance that prevents any employer from discriminating against a worker who seeks contraception or family planning services. The GOP bill would block that from taking effect."


Me:  :-o
why God please why ?

the abortion topic is hard enough to deal with since most are in favor
but BC ?

yes our party can be the party of less freedom too in some cases



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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1565 on: November 11, 2023, 07:33:08 AM »
Kevin McC would never have been so optically foolish.

I hate Matt Gaetz

Kevin was doing a good job.

CNN MSLSD NYT WP PBS will have images of him flying to Paris probably his entire trip




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Newt on O'Reilly podcast few days ago
« Reply #1567 on: November 20, 2023, 07:52:56 AM »
predicts R's will win 25 to 70 seats in the House and 4 to 7 in the Senate

 :-D

of course he predicted 40 seats in the House in '22 - way off the mark!

 :-o

Take nothing for granted.

Not clear if he thought Trump helps the down ballots or hurts or if this is independent of Trump.
O'Reilly did not ask.   

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Schiff may not wind Senate seat says author
« Reply #1568 on: November 23, 2023, 11:48:50 AM »
https://www.ocregister.com/2023/02/17/why-adam-schiff-wont-be-the-next-senator-from-california/

https://www.newsweek.com/adam-schiff-chances-winning-dianne-feinstein-senate-seat-2024-run-california-1776903

Schiff -  > white man !

Fact - he is a minority but a Jewish one -  so that does not count.

IF HE HAD ANY INTEGRITY HE WOULD CANCEL HIS SENATE RUN A BACK A WOMAN PREFERRABLY ONE OF COLOR.

 :wink:


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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1570 on: December 02, 2023, 11:34:24 AM »
That may not be the link you are looking for , , ,

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1571 on: December 02, 2023, 12:15:55 PM »
no that was not the link

but Newt said

in the Senate since it is of a state a vacated seat can be filled by the governor.

in the Congress since it is a district a vacated seat can only be filled by special election and for Santos he is thinking around 4/23 and the Repubs have good chance of getting another repub on Long Island which along with part of upstate NY should try to break away from Albany and NYC.

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headline : MTG to blame for Kevin leaving Congress
« Reply #1572 on: December 07, 2023, 07:50:48 AM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/maga-troll-panics-after-mccarthy-quits-congress-you-can-all-blame-mtg/ar-AA1l6BXw?ocid=msedgntp&pc=DCTS&cvid=6bf764055ead415abe94393dec336af8&ei=13

I don't know if this is LEFT wing propaganda
or some dumb ass MAGAs are really this stupid

But it is totally not true.

MTG on Bill O'Reilly's podcast last night corrected Bill and reminded him she voted *FOR* Kevin which is true.
I even remember her getting into a cat fight with Boebert trying to get Lauren do the same.

It is that miserable dope Gaetz who is to blame.

Can anyone image we loss the House?
Or can't take the Senate?

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Fetterman on immigration and Hamas
« Reply #1574 on: December 12, 2023, 06:50:03 AM »
I must say his cognitive recovery is very impressive.
In this clip he sounds normal, and indeed even smarter since he is criticizing Democrats:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/exclusive-former-mar-a-lago-employee-turned-witness-repeatedly-contacted-by-trump-and-associates-before-documents-charges/ar-AA1lm1Ia

The stroke must have damaged the part of the brain that makes a person and nutjob DNC partisan.


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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1575 on: December 12, 2023, 10:11:54 AM »
Is that the link you intended?

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the intended link
« Reply #1576 on: December 12, 2023, 10:32:51 AM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fetterman-criticizes-fellow-dems-agrees-with-gop-on-border-security-it-s-astonishing/ar-AA1lm6Uj

Abby Phillips always has that look of her contemplating how to counter a guest she does not agree with......

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1577 on: December 12, 2023, 10:35:26 AM »
The world retains its ability to surprise.  In this case it is a pleasant one.

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anyone see any polls for Congress '24?
« Reply #1578 on: December 12, 2023, 12:02:27 PM »
we are only up by 3 now?

How could this happen?


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GOP rep sold Boeing stock
« Reply #1579 on: December 13, 2023, 06:40:34 AM »

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more DNC friendly NY Court allows for redistricting
« Reply #1580 on: December 13, 2023, 09:51:29 AM »
this was halted when Dems tried to redistrict
and was struck down by NY Court of Appeals as unlawful partisan gerrymander by a 4–3 vote in 2022.

A few bribes later (I am guessing) the Court now by 4 -3 vote allow Dems another crack at it,
and after Hochul made the Court a more DNC friendly majority.

In time for '24 .

I cannot imagine if we lose the House.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/a-new-york-court-may-have-just-determined-control-of-the-house-in-2024/ar-AA1lqEuF?ocid=msedgntp&pc=DCTS&cvid=ff4222834447406b8c838f709bdadb61&ei=9


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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1581 on: December 13, 2023, 10:26:57 AM »
BTW, note the confusing naming of NY courts.  The "Supreme Court" is NOT supreme.  The Court of Appeals is.

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1582 on: December 13, 2023, 12:42:01 PM »
 I am thinking Trump should stay the hell away from swing district races

he only makes it harder to win.....

but of course he won't irregardless



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Re: Bannon unhappy with Speaker Johnson's Defense Budget
« Reply #1584 on: December 15, 2023, 04:33:15 AM »
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/12/14/bannon-blasts-mike-johnson-over-passage-of-demonic-defense-bill-dont-tell-me-youre-a-christian-1420035/?utm_campaign=bizpac&utm_content=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_source=Get%20Response&utm_term=EMAIL

My first reaction, Bannon hasn't won an election since 2016 and the country needs a defense budget passed now by the people who did win.  If Trump hadn't f'd up Georgia 5 times for example  Schumer wouldn't be negotiating the bill and Biden wouldn't be signing it.

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1585 on: December 15, 2023, 05:02:27 AM »
Concur.

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1586 on: December 15, 2023, 07:37:07 AM »
https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Congress_elections,_2024

numerous toss ups

about a third of these lean or tilt R

I don't see a wave.



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sex tape in the Senate
« Reply #1588 on: December 15, 2023, 03:06:20 PM »
since it is gay tape the Senate approval will likely go up in the polls.

how far decency has gone down  :cry:





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second post
« Reply #1592 on: December 27, 2023, 08:13:33 AM »
Could this be the second Jewish representative who is also a Republican?

Would replace George Santos:

https://townhall.com/columnists/starparker/2023/12/27/mazi-melesa-pilip-a-fantastic-republican-to-replace-george-santos-n2632861

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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1593 on: December 27, 2023, 08:39:29 AM »
Definitely an inconvenient story line for the Dems/Progs  :-D :-D :-D

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Congresswoman Boebert
« Reply #1594 on: January 01, 2024, 08:02:58 AM »

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Re: Congresswoman Boebert
« Reply #1595 on: January 01, 2024, 08:15:56 AM »
Not a fan!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIcqkzVN6Dw

We have some wasted opportunities out there.  She is moving to the most conservative district in Colorado where we should be able to elect someone we are very proud to hear from. Our most conservative voices should be our best ones.  But no.


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Re: The US Congress; Congressional races
« Reply #1597 on: January 05, 2024, 07:41:11 AM »
Sometimes Jesse has good points

Most of his show is right off the Drudge Report.

There is something about his personality that is smug and demeaning sense of humor though.




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Fetterman continues to surprise
« Reply #1598 on: January 07, 2024, 02:35:01 AM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/john-fetterman-praised-by-conservatives-better-than-oz/ar-A A1myJHz?ocid=msedgntp&pc=DCTS&cvid=b46565adabc245d1b3b33eff049778df&ei=83

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