Quantcast
Connect with us

‘It’s going to be a war zone’: GOP worried about devastating losses in 2018 midterms

Published

on

Looking at recent losses in Virginia and Alabama, national Republican officials are fearful they are facing a bloodbath in the coming  2018 midterms due to candidates having to defend President Donald Trump in a landscape where the president is suffering terrible poll number after only one year in office.

According to one GOP strategist speaking with the New York Times, ‘It’s going to be a warzone.”

While Republicans have previously dominated at the state level, the Times notes that Democratic voters have been energized by what has transpired since the election of Trump.

“National strategists in both parties see the landscape of legislative races expanding, especially in areas around major cities where President Trump has stirred an insurrection among liberals, and college-educated voters and white women have recoiled from Republicans,” the Times reports.

According to Matt Walter, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, Republicans are having to play defense in most states as he pointed out that Democratic turnout in recent special elections, are setting off “alarm bells” within the party.

“What we have seen in the special elections is a significant spike in the interest, engagement, spending and energy by the liberal Democrats and progressive movement,” Walter explained. “The spending is real. The organizational prowess is real. And the energy is real.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Speaking with the Times, Democrat Helen Tai, who is running in a May special election for the Pennsylvania State House prompted by a Republican’s resignation, said she can’t wait for the election day.

“I wish it was a presidential year,” she explain. “People want to vote. They can’t wait to vote.”

You can read the whole report here.

Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump biographer mocks president for humiliating foreign policy ‘triple fail’

Published

on

Trump biographer Timothy O'Brien on Monday published a column for Bloomberg in which he mocked the president for suffering a humiliating foreign policy "triple fail" that exposed his presidency's biggest weaknesses.

In his column, O'Brien pointed out that Trump's threats of major actions against Mexico and Iran never amounted to anything, while also noting that the president backed off his plans to begin the mass deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

How the New York Times creates credibility for Trump

Published

on

There’s a good reason why the Times decided against running on its front page news of the latest woman to accuse the president of rape. The Times still does journalism the way it always has. It gives people in power the never-ending benefit of the doubt.

When you are willing to give people in power the benefit of the doubt no matter how many times they have proven they are unworthy of that benefit, it’s not all that important when the 16th person comes forward credibly to accuse Donald Trump of anything, even if, in the case of columnist E. Jean Carroll, the allegation is rape.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Ex-Trump aide Jason Miller forced out of posh legal job after profane rant against House Judiciary chair

Published

on

Another former advisor to President Donald Trump is being "retired" from their position after a social media rant about House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the Daily Beast reported.

Miller was working as a managing director at a prominent Washington, D.C. consulting firm before the rant, but after it is "parting ways."

“I have parted ways with Teneo by mutual consent and look forward to formally announcing my next move in the coming weeks,” Miller said in a statement. “Teneo is an incredible firm and without a doubt the premier CEO consultancy on the planet. They have always been great to me and I’m proud to have called them teammates for the past two and a half years.”

Continue Reading
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 

Trump endorses killing journalists, like Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Online ad networks are now targeting sites that cover acts of violence against dissidents, LGBTQ people and people of color.

Learn why we're trying to limit ads.
close-link