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Special elections portend extinction of Republicrats and Trumplicans



Special elections portend extinction of Republicrats and Trumplicans

Yesterday we learned how Republicans and Democrats joined hands to obliterate any semblance of fiscal responsibility to create a two-year budget pact that adds trillions of bankruptcy-inducing dollars to our already-unsustainable national debt.

The budget fiasco is just the latest example of how Republicans and Democrats have morphed into one indistinguishable #unibrow party, where party labels serve merely as masquerade costumes to be worn every election season and then stowed away until needed again.

As if the evolutionary reality of Republicans becoming Republicrats isn’t destructive enough, the election of a life-long liberal to the presidency has given rise to a new species of swamp monster—the Trumplican.

Together, Republicrats and Trumplicans roam America’s habitat of liberty and freedom in search of conservatives and other lovers of the Constitution to devour. Amazingly, Republicrats and Trumplicans believe that devouring the parts of the GOP that refuse to adapt will ensure their survival, but evidence would indicate that their extinction is all but certain.

Yesterday, a special election was held in Missouri where Democrat Mike Revis beat his Republican opponent in a district Trump won by 28 points. This surprising victory is the 35th state legislative seat to be flipped from red to blue nationwide since Trump became president and comes on the heels of a series of national losses for the GOP.

I have long advocated that the Republican party of Ronald Reagan is essentially dead and can no longer be considered the home of Conservatives. While there remains a remnant of conservatism in the GOP, people such as myself realize that we can no longer co-exist with Republicrats and Trumplicans and that only by charting a new path can we hope to return America to her Constitutional roots.

While this reality is a hard row to hoe, there are conservatives who are willing to lay it all on the line in defense of their principles. David Cort, a 2018 candidate for the Missouri State Senate, recently announced that he’s leaving the GOP and will run instead as an Independent. In a press release posted on his Facebook account, Cort stated:

“I know it’s the right thing to do, it’s the principled thing to do. You cannot identify the Republican party as part of the problem and then ask to become a part of the problem.”

Well said, Mr. Cort. Well said.

While it’s tempting to write off state elections as insignificant, GOP leaders like Paul Ryan are sounding the alarm over the string of Democrat victories since November 2016, and for good reason. If Democrats continue flipping these elections, they will not only take back Congress in 2018, but the potential loss of hundreds seats will put Democrats in control of state legislatures ahead of 2020. If that happens, Democrats will be in charge of the next round of congressional redistricting—something that Barack Obama and Eric Holder have already been working on.

By the way, if you’re tempted to write off Dave Cort’s decision as some sort of ineffective grandstanding, consider the words of former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill who once said, “All politics is local.” The change America needs will begin at the local level, and conservatives like Dave Cort can be the foundation of that change.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.


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Democrats’ goal with their Kavanaugh confirmation shenanigans is winning the midterm elections



Democrats goal with their Kavanaugh confirmation shenanigans is winning the midterm elections

The state of affairs in American election politics is abysmal. Most if not all moves made by any given politician is to help them and those in their party win elections. That’s what motivates everything in DC, including the Democrats going after Brett Kavanaugh. Including their use and/or manipulation of Christine Blasey Ford.

Before Ford’s story came to light, it was near certain that Kavanaugh would be confirmed. Democrats knew this. Their attempts to stall and derail the confirmation process weren’t out of some vain hope they could succeed. They needed to be on record with their faces in front of the camera having their “I am Spartacus” moment. They needed to show that they tried as hard as they could but still couldn’t get the job done.

They needed fodder to feed their supporters with fear of what Republicans will do next so they could get people to sign checks and get out the vote. This is their bottom line, 100%. We went through six years of it with the Republicans when Barack Obama was President. Now we’re starting the same cycle with the Democrats.

Then, Christine Blasey Ford happened. The game plan has now changed. They’re pulling out plays they ran in 1992 following Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas. Why? Because 1992 showed the highest percentage of female voters compared to eligible females in history.

If you want to get the female vote out, you need a female victim. 66.3% of eligible female voters came out following an all-male grilling of Hill over a Supreme Court justice confirmation. That’s 3% higher than Hillary Clinton was able to draw in 2016.

This is why one of their stipulations to have Ford testify is that only members of the Senate Judiciary Committee can question her. They don’t want female counsel for the Republicans asking questions. They want powerful men on the attack in front of a national audience.

They want a repeat of the Anita Hill scenario.

Even as Ford’s story shines a sliver of light on the possibility they can stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed, their primary motivation has been and always will be to win elections. Every move they’ve made before and during the Kavanaugh confirmation has been to position themselves as the underdogs who just need a little more help from their supporters in order to stop the bleeding caused by evil Republicans.

The ebb and flow created by a two-party system is driven solely by momentum. The presidential pendulum swings towards one party, then the other. The Congressional pendulum does the same, though it’s rhythm is slightly askew from the presidential cycle. There’s really no way for them to avoid it but they can slow or speed up the momentum in one direction or the other with cunning political moves and controversial circumstances. That’s American election politics in a nutshell.

To the Democrats, Kavanaugh is a boogeyman for fundraising purposes and  Ford is a pawn to set their narrative. Every action the Democrats have taken during this confirmation has the sole goal of helping them win the midterm elections.

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Eddie Scarry on the media being in lockstep with Democrats over Kavanaugh



Eddie Scarry on the media being in lockstep with Democrats over Kavanaugh

If the Democrats point this way, mainstream media goes there. If they point that way, mainstream media heads where they’re told to go. That’s the dynamic we’ve seen for many years in journalism and this latest glaring example is how journalists are handling the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.

There was a time not too long ago when it was more subtle. The media winked and nodded about President Clinton’s decisions but would occasionally call him out for them just to keep up the illusion of unbiased reporting. When President Bush took office, it became a little more apparent that they leaned Democrat. Once President Obama came around, they were unabashedly smitten. Now with President Trump, they can no longer contain themselves or their contempt for anything associated with him.

Kavanaugh, unfortunately, is associated with him, which is why mainstream media is so willing to go wherever the Democrats say. Eddie Scarry from the Washington Examiner recognized this and called it out in an interesting piece. It doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, but it brings it all together nicely to share with those who may be, for some reason, still skeptical that bias exists.

Coincidence: Media follow Democrats’ lead and want Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw only acceptable outcome for the media is for Republicans to abandon Kavanaugh and then see him withdraw in defeat.

Coincidentally, that’s what Democrats want, too.

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Conservatives, stop playing the leftists’ game by calling out Spartacus Booker’s groping incident



Conservatives stop playing the leftists game by calling out Spartacus Bookers groping incident

Leftists laid a trap and conservatives walked right into it. Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker mentioned an unwanted “groping” incident in an article he wrote about growing up. The incident, which also happened in high school like Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, is being latched onto by some conservative writers as a “gotcha” moment.

Some are doing it right. Most I’ve read so far are doing it wrong.

Let’s acknowledge that the similarities between Booker’s incident and the alleged Kavanaugh incident ends with the timing. They both happened in high school. Otherwise, the stories diverge greatly. Booker was attempting to “steal 2nd” during a New Year’s make-out session initiated by his companion. That’s not in the same ballpark as what Kavanaugh has been accused of doing.

Some are saying that this makes Booker a hypocrite for calling on Kavanaugh to withdraw over the accusations against him. Nope. I may completely disagree with the notion the left is pushing about Kavanaugh, but laying the “hypocrite” label on Booker is more of a deranged leftist move than anything a conservative should ever consider doing.

Folks, we have the evidence (or lack thereof) on our side. Booker needs about as much added attention as a cold sore. Making him a subject of this debate is careless and will not benefit the case for Kavanaugh. Even if it did somehow help a little in the court of public opinion, it’s simply not our style. Leave these tactics for the social justice warriors and militant leftists to us. Let them embarrass themselves by calling out nothingburgers left and right.

There are a dozen better reasons to move beyond Ford’s accusation and other Democrat stall techniques. By focusing any attention at all on Booker, we’re only playing the left’s game of confusion and deceit. Trust me, they’re better at their game than we can ever be.

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