Is It Possible They Are Finally Waking Up?

The pathetic, feckless, useless GOP may finally be learning that the mainstream media is not their friends. I mean, it only took them a handful of decades. The Republican National Committee is – allegedly – considering dumping the MSM-led presidential debates in 2024.

I’d love to see this, but I am not optimistic.

The Republican National Committee might skip network TV presidential debates if they aren’t dramatically overhauled before the next election, says David Bossie, president of Citizens United.

“We don’t need to count on just the networks,” Bossie told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show, Politico reported. “There are so many opportunities out there, so many platforms out there that we can go to and partner with to get the message out.”

Yeah, anyone who appears on the Hugh Hewitt radio show loses all credibility with me. Hewitt is a leftist who spends most of his time cuddling up to MSNBC and CNN. But whatever.

Bossie said some debate moderators spend more time grandstanding than digging down on issues important to voters.

You’re just realizing this now, Bossie? Where the hell have you been?

“We have to not allow bad actors to infiltrate our debate process.”

I agree. Speaking of, what did the Republican Party do while President Trump was cheated out of an election? Nothing? So this is all smoke and mirrors, and you – like the GOP – are a complete fraud.

The Uniparty Screws Us Again

House Republicans reversed the 2011 ban on earmarks today, in an effort to get more wasteful pork into their bills. This will increase an already ridiculous deficit that literally no one in D.C. wants to address. There. Is. No. Difference. Between. The. Parties.

House Republicans voted to allow their members to request dedicated-spending projects, known as earmarks, following that same move by Democrats, in a positive sign for President Joe Biden’s hopes for a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

The House GOP caucus on Wednesday voted by secret ballot to approve earmarks, according to people familiar with the matter.

Yes, those brave Republicans concealed their votes because they are so principled. These men and women – heroes, actually – don’t want you to know how they voted, so you cannot call them out after the fact.

Senate Republicans still have to decide on whether to participate in earmarking, which both parties banned in 2011 after years of their association with wasteful projects and with corruption. Advocates say new transparency rules will help address those issues, and encourage the kind of deal-making essential to bipartisan agreements.

That’s bullsh*t. The only thing earmarks will produce is even more corruption and more wasteful spending. And you better believe Mitch McConnell will vote for this, because he’s all about lining his own pockets.

If America still had free and fair elections – it doesn’t – I would vote against every single GOP incumbent. These people are not working for my interests, so they won’t get my vote.

Trump Plays Hardball With The GOP

Lawyers for President Trump have sent cease and desist orders to the GOP and the National Republican Congressional Committee who have been using his name and likeness to fundraise for anti-Trump GOP politicians.

Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Friday sent a cease-and-desist letter to three different prominent fundraising organizations for the GOP, asking them to not use his name and likeness in outreach.

Apparently, Trump himself got wind of the fact that many GOP organizations are still using his name and likeness to raise funds for themselves which then go to people who tried (unsuccessfully) to impeach him.

See also: Burr, Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, and Toomey.

An unnamed source on the Trump team commented on the cease-and-desist letter: “President Trump remains committed to the Republican Party and electing America First conservatives, but that doesn’t give anyone – friend or foe – permission to use his likeness without explicit approval.” (H/T – CBD)

Honestly, this story made my small heart grew three sizes this day!

RELATED: President Trump is also vowing to campaign against Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. Yeah, I’m still not tired of all the winning.

The GOP Has Gone Underground

Apologies for two political posts in a row, but I thought both the previous and current posts are important. The GOP has apparently turned their backs on President Trump at the time he needs them the most. I cannot remember a president treated so poorly by his enemies… and his “allies.”

Where is McConnell? McCarthy? Barr? One of the most important Presidential elections in our nation’s history is being stolen right out from under us—and so-called Republican “leaders” are no where to be found.

Darren Beattie of Revolver News tweeted that he was informed by a White House official “Rick Scott and Marsha Blackburn are talking about Taiwan and Hong Kong… Little rand hasn’t tweeted anything. Lil’ Marco is counter signaling. McConnell has a blackout on this.” Even Lindsey Graham, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is silent. The only Republican senators who have spoken out about the election fraud are Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. The GOP largely appears to have abandoned the President..

Beatie isn’t wrong. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have been pretty good, but the rest of the GOP has left the president hanging out to dry. Trump reinvigorated a dying political party, helped change the federal courts and the SCOTUS. He helped get many new GOP politicians into office, and wooed many new voters into the fold.

And what does he get for all that work? Silence.

Few people close to the President seem to care about the Democrat’s fraudulent activities. Amongst them are Rudy Giuliani, Eric Trump, and Jason Miller, who have led a strong anti-fraud movement on the ground in Philadelphia. Another good actor is Former Acting Director of U.S. National Intelligence Ric Grenell, who has been focusing on securing Nevada. In Arizona, a crucial state on Trump’s pathway to victory, the only directly Trump-related event is a press conference hosted by David Bossie, Jeff Dewit, Kelly Ward, and Debbie Lesko.

Republicans’ silence on the issue is deafening. It speaks volumes about their priorities and allegiances—and it will not be forgotten. Establishment types and never-Trumpers have proven themselves incapable of setting aside policy differences to fight for the integrity and preservation of our constitutional republic.

It should surprise no one the GOP can be described as “fair weather friends.” It should also surprise no one that they would turn tail the second the president hit a bumpy stretch. With few exceptions, every one of these politicians are out for themselves. None of them could give a damn about President Trump or the voters who put him (and them) into office.

I guess they figured three years of good governance and leadership was simply too taxing. The GOP we all know and hate will be back in January, and they’ll be as feckless as ever.

An Alabama Slammer

Uber-leftist, abortion-on-demand Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate race last night by a single whopping point.

Senate Democrats and their celebrity feeder fish are lauding the victory, and claiming a new day for the Democratic Party, after barely beating someone who was labeled a “pedophile.”

Kudos, DNC. Kudos.

The election of Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate complicates — and could all but doom — Republican efforts to score any big wins for President Donald Trump.

The narrowing of the Senate Republicans’ already-slim majority represents a huge loss to the GOP, which failed this year to deliver on a campaign promise to repeal Obamacare and has struggled to pass spending legislation.

Don’t worry, guys; someone on Capitol Hill is very pleased this morning:

Yet Jones’ victory over Republican Roy Moore also comes as a relief to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. McConnell championed Moore’s primary opponent and called on the nominee to leave the race after several women came forward to complain that Moore had pursued them as teenagers.

Congratulations GOP establishment, you douchebags couldn’t sway a majority of Senate votes before last night; now you have another far-left Democrat in the building. You made this happen. Own it.

The GOP struggled throughout 2017 when it controlled 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Tuesday’s loss is sure to boost the influence of maverick Republican senators such as Susan Collins of Maine, who was one of three Republicans to oppose the Senate’s latest effort to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

The Obamacare repeal is now officially dead, the border wall is on life support, and the Democrats have another leftist asswipe running around the Beltway, all because Mitch McConnell and the GOP Establishment media thought Judge Roy Moore was “icky.”

I consider myself a Trump Republican. Say what you will about the man, but he has been more conservative in his actions than any president since Ronald Reagan. The rest of the GOP can wither away in obscurity.

Maybe We Can Adopt New Politicians?

The mainstream media is abuzz today, throwing out their worthless opinions on why Republicans lost the New Jersey and Virginia governor seats. While they would have us believe the losses were due to the evil Donald Trump and his policies, the fact of the matter is the GOP has done nothing to inspire confidence. To wit:

The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act proposed by House Republicans last week will, if passed, kill several tax credits for specific activities, the adoption credit among them, which has been available to families who may not have otherwise been able to afford adoption for the past 20 years. Adoption advocates among Republicans and Democrats blanched at the prospect of killing the adoption credit, but Rep. Kevin Brady, the adoptive father of two who spearheaded the creation of this bill, says he believes that doing away with the adoption credit in favor of the Family Credit and increased tax credits will actually help middle to lower income families better afford not only adoption, but also the long-term costs of raising children

“I’m convinced that if we give tax relief to families every year — they can use their paychecks for what matters most to them — including adopting children,” Brady wrote. “We are working to give families not only help when they’re adopting but every year when that child is growing up, by making sure they have more in their paychecks to raise kids.”

The GOP won’t defund Planned Parenthood, but they’ll remove the adoption credit?

Let’s review what the GOP Establishment has done for us since winning all three branches of government. The passed on Obamacare (after promising time and again to repeal it). There is still no border wall, and no meaningful push to enforce immigration laws. Now the tax cut plan, the GOP’s last hope to pass something – anything – this year, is looking more and more like a watered-down bill which will do more harm than good.

Yes, NJ and VA are solid blue states, and yes, Democrats were looking to hand Trump a defeat, but this is why the GOP is losing elections. They are losing because they have no fight, no plan, and no balls.

Outgoing Mail

Ohio Governor John Kasich – whose father was a mailman – told fake news correspondent Jake Tapper Sunday he may leave the Republican party if it “can’t be fixed.”

“If the party can’t be fixed … I’m not going to be able to support the party. Period. That’s the end of it … But have I given up? No,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said to CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday.

Kasich has been one of President Trump’s most vocal opponents within the party, and some point to him as a likely primary challenger in 2020. But Kasich seems to be toying with the idea of leaving the GOP entirely — though he said for now he remains committed to trying to change it from within.

The best way to change the GOP for the better is to jettison RINO squishes like Kasich and his ilk. Nobody, and I mean nobody, eats pizza with a fork.

A Taxing Group Of Politicians

Fresh off yesterday’s failure theater concerning the repeal of Obamacare, the GOP establishment is trying to convince us they are now focused like a laser on tax reform.

Republicans will unveil sweeping changes to America’s tax code Wednesday in a proposal that dramatically lowers taxes on businesses and many households but remains silent on thorny issues such as how to pay for it all.

The framework—a joint product of the Trump administration and Republican leadership—calls for lowering the corporate rate from 35 to 20 percent. It would also bring down the rate for so-called pass-through businesses to 25 percent; currently, they are taxed under the individual code.

The plan, described to CNBC by multiple sources, would collapse the current seven personal tax brackets to just three: 12, 25 and 35 percent. It eliminates the deduction for state and local taxes, but nearly doubles the standard deduction. The child tax credit also would be substantially increased, though it was unclear by exactly how much.

Serious question: Does anyone actually believe GOPe scrubs like McCain, Collins, et al will agree to tax cuts? You can count the true conservatives in the Senate on one hand, and ironically, Donald Freakin’ Trump is acting more like a conservative than most of them.

GOP Now Taking Deep State Leaks Seriously

Remember when the deep state leaks started flowing? Most of them were aimed at President Trump, and while the blowback was chaotic, most Republicans sat on their hands. Now that the GOP sees the leaks can affect them, they want something done.

Indeed, some conservatives on Capitol Hill think intelligence sources could leak information on them too, as they did on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and routinely flout laws sharply limiting surveillance on Americans.

“The spying by our government on Americans cannot be tolerated, and it is being tolerated,” Rep. Ted Poe, a conservative Texas Republican, said in a telephone interview.

Poe blamed the National Security Agency for overreaching its authority, and said he would not be surprised if the agency’s employees were surveilling people like himself, a former criminal court judge.

“Nothing would surprise me about what the NSA does. Unfortunately, they cannot be trusted,” said Poe.

No kidding, and who’s fault is that? You idiots are in charge, and you have the power to drain the swamp. How about you get off your fat asses and get to work?

The Bland Old Party

SMOD 2016

The Republican Party plans to spend its last breath pursuing an open convention, and derailing GOP front-runner Donald Trump. When confronted by angry voters, one GOP rules member ordered the peons to shut up and sit down. Disdain: it’s what’s for dinner.

Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.

“The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That’s the conflict here,” Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held.

Haugland said he sent a letter to each campaign alerting them to a rule change he’s proposing, which would allow any candidate who earns at least one delegate during the nominating process to submit his or her name to be nominated at this summer’s convention. (H/TAOSHQ)

Now, before “constitutional scholar” Barack Obama lets loose in my comments section, yes, I do realize the United States is a democratic republic. Yes, I do realize the parties technically choose the nominee. I also realize there is a difference between choosing a nominee after allowing the process to move forward, and hijacking the process for the benefit of the donor class.

That is what’s being proposed here. The GOP despises Donald Trump, and despises Ted Cruz even more. Since John Kasich’s Ohio win – really Ohio? – virtually assured Trump cannot win the 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination, the GOP donor class wants to choose their own establishment candidate. That means no Trump, no Cruz, and we will most likely be saddled with someone like Kasich, Paul Ryan, or some other scrub.

Personally, I think the GOP, as a party, needs to be disbanded. An open convention will do that. Trump’s voters will vote for Clinton or simply stay home, Cruz voters will stay home, and America will be dealt with eight years of Hillary. Now don’t get me wrong; I believe Hillary will do more damage to this country than Obama has ever done, but if and when the GOP passes over Trump and Cruz, they’re finished as a political party.

I say good riddance.