After a long, unapologetic effort to defeat Tea Party and other so-called “unelectable” candidates in GOP primaries, the Washington establishment will likely need Tea Party voters in November to help swing several tight Senate races and win control of the upper chamber.
Republicans appear poised to win three of the net total six seats required to take the Senate. But they are locked in six other, too-close-to call contests in their effort to win the remaining three seats.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Friday dismissed the notion that party voters are not united behind their candidates.
“Can you point to a race … ? It’s a false narrative,” said group spokeswoman Brook Hougsen, who cited a recent George Washington University survey that shows Republicans with a 16-point advantage over Democrats (52-to-36 percent) in a generic poll on competitive Senate races.
Kevin Broughton, spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, a political action committee, singled out a few races, particularly in Kansas and Mississippi, but suggested his troops will rally for the general election.
“While Tea Party people and conservative activists might have a bad taste in their mouth, the goal is to keep Barack Obama from making more bad appointments to the federal appeals courts,” he said. “And the way you stop that is to take away (Nevada Sen.) Harry Reid’s Democratic majority and his nuclear option.”
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The America Enterprise Institute seldom has much positive to say about the impact of California’s leftist public policies on business and job growth in the less-than-Golden State. But AEI’s blog pointed to Monday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report to show that conservative Texas continues to crush liberal California in job growth.
The real action in Texas Tuesday wasn’t the klieg lights on Texas Governor Rick Perry being booked after vetoing funding for Travis County’s District Attorney and YouTube sensation Rosemary Lehmberg, it was that Texas businesses have continued to add more than 1,000 jobs every day over the last 12 months. Despite leading the nation again with 46,600 in July, there was no big celebration in Texas. In the Friendship State, job creation is just business as usual.
But in California, officials were high fiving that Employment Development Department data “showed state’s unemployment rate remained flat at 7.4%” last month and that they actually picked up 27,700 jobs in the latest BLS report.
The U.S. economy was hit hard in the Great Recession, but since December 2007, Texas has added 1,078,600 net new jobs versus California’s 69,400 net new jobs. That works out to a ratio of more than 15 new workers added to Texas State’s payrolls for every one worker added to California payrolls.
Have you heard of Professor Carol M Swain? She is a law professor at Vanderbilt University who said she cannot understand how anyone who calls themselves a Christian could belong to the Democratic Party. Personally, this is the exact sentiment that I share…and am sure many of my readers feel the same way. The Democratic party is based on the idea of abortion on demand. Abortion is built into their party platform: abortion on demand with no apologies. Prof. Swain argues that abortion, among other things, is equivalent to a genocide of the black community.
In a recent interview Swain pegged Obama as a destroyer of the country in general but specially bad for the black community in particular. She also says that it bothers her that so many people in the black community have been deceived and bullied into supporting a number of liberal policies that are destroying their communities and devastating lives.
Swain feels strongly that Obama is destroying the Constitution and robbing both black and white Americans of our civil rights. Obama and his Regime have attacked our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association. You probably also realize that during Obama’s presidency he has dramatically expanded the level of surveillance into our lives. We are at a point now where we are literally being watched from the moment we leave our houses in the morning until the moment we return. We cannot even be sure when we are having a private conversation.
Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel has filed his official challenge of the June 24 GOP primary runoff results against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in state court, he and his lead attorney Mitch Tyner announced Thursday.
“Republicans did not elect the nominee on June 24,” McDaniel said in a statement, adding that “we are excited for the opportunity for Republicans to reclaim their primary process.”
“This challenge is not about the candidates,” McDaniel said. “It is about the integrity of Mississippi’s election process, and we are committed to ensuring that process is accurate and fair for future Republican candidates.”
Tyner, McDaniel’s attorney, said Mississippi Republicans’ First Amendment rights to associate were “clearly infringed upon” during the runoff.
“The party should have arranged for the primary to limit Democratic participation, but the Cochran campaign elicited the exact opposite,” Tyner said. “Since the Republican Party’s leadership clearly doesn’t trust the Executive Committee to hear this challenge, we have no choice but to file for judicial review.”
McDaniel’s decision to file in state court, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger wrote, means the state Supreme Court will appoint “a senior-status judge from outside Jones County,” the county in which he filed the challenge.
“It’s obvious that the fix is in with the Mississippi Republican Party executive committee,” which refused to review any of the evidence McDaniel put forward in his challenge, said Billy Bova, a Gulf Coast-based Mississippi political operative who works with grassroots-focused candidates from both parties, to Breitbart News. “It’s made up of a bunch of people who had to pay a fee to join their county committee, and on that executive committee they’re extremely used to pay to play; obviously—they’re controlled by the Thad Cochran, Haley-and-Henry Barbour cabal.”
Garry Cobb played football for USC and then for 11 years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is now running for New Jersey’s 1st District seat as a Republican, and his explanation of why he is no longer a Democrat is very compelling.
Explaining that he kind of discovered that he was Republican due to his upbringing, he said that the massively negative effects of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty had the most impact:
This was an incentive for the man to leave the home and it’s destroyed African-American families throughout the country.
I didn’t realize it but as I started thinking about it and growing up, because as a kid going to college, you know I was all into the Democratic Party and everything; then I started realizing they helped destroy our communities and we’re supposed to be celebrating electing these people.
One of the towns in our areas, Camden, is still suffering. I want to put an end to this.
He goes on to explain further how the Democratic party and its policies have impacted youth, the economy, and more. He has some not-so-complementary things to say about the President as well.
Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon turned conservative sensation, is taking a major step toward a 2016 presidential bid by forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign, The Washington Times has learned.
Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should he run and approved the formation of a PAC called One Nation.
“Now is the time to start all of the appropriate exploration and investigation, and put down the structure that is necessary,” Dr. Carson said in a phone interview.
Asked about the likelihood he will run for president in 2016, Dr. Carson said: “I would say we are definitely a step or two closer than we were a year ago.”
He said the outcome of the 2014 elections in which Republicans are trying to seize control of the Senate would be a major factor, and that his new PAC would try to support candidates with similar viewpoints as his.
“Obviously we are very interested in what happens in November,” he said. “And if the people also continue to show strong desire for me to run, obviously that would be an important factor too.
Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Dr. Ben Carson, former chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, said he was one step closer to running for president.
Host Steve Malzberg asked Carson if he was any closer to making a decision to run for president. Carson replied by saying he was currently “in the listening process.”
Carson also said it also depends on the will of the American people to go in the right direction and that he explained could hinge on the Republican Party gaining control of the U.S. Senate in this November’s midterm elections, which he said would be a good indicator they are and would make him more inclined to run.
He also weighed in on whether or not impeachment proceedings such be brought against President Barack Obama. Carson said the president should be impeached if it is found he has broken his constitutional duties by committing high crimes and misdemeanors.
On Tuesday, Dr. Ben Carson said he is starting to think about running for the White House in 2016.
Carson, the retired brain surgeon, won a Western Conservative Summit straw poll this weekend in Colorado, and the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee has raised more than similar groups for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) have.
“I certainly didn’t give it much thought early on,” he said before noting that “there’s just hundreds of people” who are “so enthusiastic” every place he goes.
Carson mentioned that hundreds turned out for a book signing on Monday evening at Costco, and he said, of the enthusiastic response he receives, “I can’t simply ignore it.”
“So I am starting to think about it,” he said. “But it certainly wasn’t on my bucket list when I retired.”
Volunteers working for tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi say they have already found 20 percent of the invalid double-votes they need to cancel Sen. Thad Cochran’s business-funded runoff victory.
“We’re finished with Hinds County, and we’re up to 1,500” invalid votes, said Noel Fritsch, Daniel’s press aide.
That’s critical because McDaniel can force another runoff if he can find more invalid votes than Cochran’s roughly 7,000-vote margin-of-victory on June 24. Votes are invalidated if voters cast ballots in both the Democrats’ June 3 primary and the GOP’s run-off on June 24.
However, McDaniel can also force another election even if he can’t find 7,000 invalid ballots, said Fritsch.
“We don’t have to prove that we have 7,000 [invalid] votes…. all there needs to be is enough doubt about the election, and we’re confident about that,” he said.
That “cancel by doubt” strategy gives the McDaniel campaign an incentive to collect evidence about possible vote-buying and other potentially unethical behavior by Cochran’s campaign.