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On 4/26/2021 at 5:21 PM, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Dems are ****ed 

Midterms usually are better for the opposition party and the Dems have horrible turnout in the midterms; when they control the White House.


The redisctricting alone probably gives the gop the house in 22.  Only way that doesn’t happen is if Dem turnout is similar to 2020 and the gop nominates a bunch more mtg’s and Trump himself injects into the local races.


The gop has better shot at increasing the house.

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Nevada GOP candidate for governor who hadn't been vaccinated tests positive for coronavirus


Hours after launching his campaign for governor, a Nevada Republican who had not yet received the coronavirus vaccine said he had just tested positive for the virus.


John Lee, the mayor of North Las Vegas, launched his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday. His entrance into the 2022 race came weeks after he had switched parties, accusing Democrats of drifting toward socialism and embracing "cancel culture."

Lee, a 65-year-old cancer survivor and former state lawmaker who was elected mayor in 2013 and reelected in 2017, announced his positive test in a Facebook post on Monday night -- without explaining why he had not been vaccinated.


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House GOPers Try To Weaponize Fears Of Inflation To Undermine Dems Before Midterms


House Republicans are working to undermine the White House’s economic agenda by zeroing in on — and trying to exacerbate — voters’ fears of inflation.


Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), who leads the Republican Study Committee, is reportedly circulating a memo with the subject line, “Tie Biden Agenda to Inflation.” It tells members to “explain to voters how inflation is Democrats’ hidden tax on the Middle Class.”


The memo was first obtained by Axios on Monday.


The GOP effort to paint the Biden administration as vectors of an impending economic downfall attempts to seize on Americans’ fears about an economy in flux following the global pandemic. As businesses are beginning to reopen after more than a year of being impeded by coronavirus restrictions, many expect the country to experience transitory inflation as the economy works through temporary mismatches between demand and supply that routinely occur in the first stage of an economic recovery. Last month, inflation rose at its fastest pace since 2009.


The memo casts the problem not in terms of the pandemic, but of taxpayer dollars being put towards COVID-19 relief checks and “generous unemployment benefits” will tank the economy.


The memo weaponizes an op-ed published in the Washington Post by Larry Summers, President Clinton’s Treasury secretary and former director of the National Economic Council during the Obama administration, by focusing on Summers’ warnings of the risk of inflation expectations rising sharply. (Banks fails to acknowledge that Summers also takes aim at the Trump administration’s “indefensible delays” of safety-net measures during the pandemic in the last months of the former president’s term.)


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Ammon Bundy Runs For Idaho Governor Despite Ban From State Capitol


Right-wing rancher Ammon Bundy has filed to run for governor of Idaho next year — despite being banned from entering the state’s Capitol grounds.


NBC News first reported Bundy’s candidacy.


Bundy aims to unseat Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R), who faced a recall campaign last year by anti-government activists over his coronavirus restrictions. The effort was unsuccessful after failing to collect enough signatures to trigger a vote.


Bundy, who is not currently registered to vote, told NBC News on Monday he has not yet formally announced a gubernatorial run.


“The people of Idaho are very freedom-minded,” Bundy told NBC News. “I had never desired (to run for office), but I knew as early as 2017 that I would run for governor of Idaho.”


Bundy said he views his candidacy as an act of protest.


“I want to make the point that I’m not very happy with the Republican Party. I would never be a Democrat,” Bundy told NBC News. “The Republican Party has not done a very good job of standing for liberty and securing the rights for the people.”


Bundy has been banned from the Idaho state Capitol building since last August after he and dozens of members of his People’s Rights organization — a Bundy-led nationwide and extremely eclectic “Uber-like protective service” for COVID-19 protesters across 16 states — staged a series of protests at the Statehouse over coronavirus restrictions. Bundy was arrested at the Idaho State Capitol twice in two days on charges of trespassing and resisting and obstructing officers as part of a protest while the state legislature considered coronavirus-related measures.


However, the ban did not deter Bundy from returning to the Idaho State Capitol in April, when he was arrested twice within two hours. 


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22 minutes ago, Larry said:

#1, isn't inflation more of a tax on the wealthy?  You know, the people who have lots of currency?  

Wealthy people have a lot of stock, not currency. Inflation raises the prices of goods, which everyone buys. 

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2 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

Wealthy people have a lot of stock, not currency. Inflation raises the prices of goods, which everyone buys. 

I think of inflation as raising prices, and wages. As a devaluation of currency, or things valued in currency. 

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Trump is sabotaging what may be the Arizona GOP's best hope of recapturing a Senate seat


Ex-President Donald Trump continues his obsession with Arizona’s 2020 election, only now with a twist.


He’s also working to make it as difficult as he possibly can for Republicans to recapture the Senate in 2022.


This, by cancelling Attorney General Mark Brnovich, perhaps the party’s best shot at picking up a seat in Arizona.


The ex-president on Saturday called out Brnovich for the apparent sin of refusing to buy into the delusion that Trump really won Arizona.


“The lackluster Attorney General of Arizona, Mark Brnovich, has to get on the ball and catch up with the great Republican Patriots in the Arizona State Senate,” Trump said, in a statement. “As massive crime in the 2020 Election is becoming more and more evident and obvious, Brnovich is nowhere to be found.”


By that, Trump means that Brnovich hasn’t thrown in with the conspiracy crowd and the grifters who have convinced a shockingly high number of Republicans that something nefarious happened here.


Brnovich is widely expected to run for the Senate seat now held by Democrat Mark Kelly. He’s the best known of the likely Republican candidates and he’s smart enough not to repeat the mistakes of appointed Sen. Martha McSally, who lost – twice – because she tied herself too tightly to Trump.


But Brnovich has fundamentally failed the only apparent test that matters in GOP circles these days: Fealty to Trump.


“He (Brnovich) is not sufficiently loyal to one man so Trump’s disqualifying him from consideration,” longtime Republican strategist Chuck Coughlin told me. “Trump’s still got an 85% approval among Republican voters in Arizona so it’s definitely not helping (Brnovich’s campaign).”


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'The only Bush who got it right,' as far as Trump is concerned


No Republican political family has been as tormented by Donald Trump as the Bush dynasty.


Now Trump has one more opportunity to twist the knife, as George P. Bush — the last remaining Bush in public office — prepares to launch a primary challenge Wednesday against Texas GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton.


In what’s expected to be a brutal contest pitting the Bush family scion against a scandal-plagued incumbent, Trump’s endorsement will go a long way toward determining the winner. The former president remains popular with the Texas Republican base — so popular that Bush, Jeb Bush’s son and currently the state’s land commissioner, has studiously avoided his family’s entanglements with Trump.


“It’s going to be the Holy War of Texas. We haven’t seen a battle like this since the siege at the Alamo,” said Jeff Roe, a Republican strategist and top adviser to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in 2016.


Trump’s antipathy for two generations of Bushes has tarnished a once-mighty brand that once was synonymous with the Republican Party in Texas and across the country. Trump humiliated Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential primaries and briefly amplified a vicious tweet that said the former Florida governor “has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife,” a reference to Columba Bush, Jeb’s wife and George P.’s mother, who was born in Mexico and is an American citizen.


Jeb, former President George W. Bush and their parents, former President George H. W Bush and Barbara Bush, have been critical of Trump in turn.


On Monday, Bush tweeted a picture of himself talking on the phone with the former president, saying that it’s “great to speak with President Trump to discuss the future of Texas and how we are keeping up the fight to put America first. I appreciate the words of encouragement and support.”


Asked about his son’s tweet, Jeb Bush said via email: “I love my son.”


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