In short, a path is emerging for a Republican Congress in 2017, whoeven gets to the White House. As much strife and division as this year's crazy presidential season has created within the Republican tent, the shared goal of keeping GOP majorities on Capitol Hill is now within sight, if not yet securely within reach. It's something that every good-faith conservative should decide to achieve on Nov. 8.
Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" remark was not merely, as her campaign later tried to explain, a criticism of the #AltRight, it was a dog whistle to the Leftwing elite that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are not admissible to polite society and are to be shunned as holding illegitimate views that are unworthy of discussion.
Speaker Ryan is completely tone deaf to what is driving the outsider candidacies of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. They are not winning the Republican Primaries by campaigning against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – they are winning by campaigning against Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Reince Priebus and the rest of the feckless, principle-free Capitol Hill Republican leaders. Ryan’s plan for this year’s budget will only fuel their candidacies.
House Dems think the GOP’s agenda has given them a new opportunity to win over millennials ahead of '16. Even though younger voters tend to vote Dem., the group turned out in low numbers amid the midterms last Nov.
Ted Cruz urged archconservatives Sunday to help nominate a Republican from their ranks in 2016 or risk losing a third consecutive national election. The unspoken message: someone like him.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says immigration reform will not be a political "bonanza" for Republicans, and they do not need a solution to the issue before the 2016 election.
It's no surprise when most GOP incumbents survive their primaries; incumbency provides big advantages. Any cycle where R's elect Ben Sasse, Joni Ernst, & Cory Gardner to the Senate, & manage to knock off the House maj. leader, is a great year for the Tea Party agenda.
Remembering which GOP Reps voted for the bill in '16 is exactly what conservative icon Richard Viguerie had in mind when he tweeted: "target list for '16 Repub. primaries found in this roll call YES vote = Primary challenge." TP activists already appear up to undertaking the challenge.
While R's are debating the tactics of stopping presidential lawlessness, an inherently difficult congressional undertaking, particularly if you still control only a single house, Dems are trying to figure out what they believe and whom they represent.
Sen. John McCain implied that he would run for another Senate term in 2016 and is worried that he is the top target of conservatives and Tea partiers who have never trusted him.
Moderates McCain & McConnell are still the most powerful GOP Sen. voices; Congress still doesn’t have the votes to repeal & replace Obamacare; & Obama continues to hold veto power. Unless we rally around a conserv. presidential candidate early, you can start the countdown to failure.
After successfully campaigning for 35 GOP candidates in the '14 elections, Rand Paul's now taking steps toward declaring a 2016 Repub. presidential bid by bringing a medium-sized adviser team for a closed-door summit in DC this week.
A party that won it all in '08 & then doubled down on anger is never going to accept what happened. I hope the GOP & conservative movement can break out of the anger that has so consumed many of them. Americans are going to need one party with a smile and it won’t be the Dems.
No wonder Obama is unilaterally and unconstitutionally suspending the individual mandate until after the 2016 elections.
John McCain says the Ariz. GOP's censure of him may just motivate him to run for a sixth term. The censure vote came during a meeting of state committee members who cited McCain's voting record as being insufficiently conservative.
To: All Republican Members of Congress and the House Republican Leadership
As a citizen of your District, and a voter, I am outraged that a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens has been elected Speaker of the House.