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‘A death sentence for the GOP’: Conservative author warns that ‘anchor’ Trump won’t save Republicans

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Tim Carney, a conservative author and journalist who writes for the Washington Examiner, has written a new column titled “The Trump-era Alignment is a Death Sentence for the GOP” warning Republicans that they can’t rely on President Donald Trump to save them in elections.

After watching Republicans suffer major losses in Pennsylvania and Virginia, while also apparently losing the Kentucky governorship, Carney argues that the president’s divisive style has been an “anchor” in suburban districts even as it has won over more people in rural America.

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“Trump has made Trump voters, but not Republicans, out of working-class independents and Democrats, and he has made Democratic voters out of independents and Republicans,” he writes. “Trump has also motivated Democrats to unprecedented levels. The net effect is a massive shift of the electorate towards Democrats.”

The problem for Republicans, Carney says, is that a major chunk of Trump fans don’t particularly like the Republican Party and do not heed his endorsements even when he all but begs them to listen.

“For Trump, it may look like an even trade: lose the wealthy whites and gain the working-class whites,” he writes. “But for the rest of his party, it’s one-sided: lose the wealthy whites but don’t gain anything. It seems that once again, the folks who entered into a partnership with Trump are coming out on the losing end.”

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Scathing editorial shreds Kansas Republicans for endangering thousands by overturning coronavirus order

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On Wednesday a committee of Republican lawmakers in Kansas decided to overthrow Gov. Laura Kelly (D) over her decision to limit church services to 10 or fewer people during the coronavirus outbreak. While the Bible says "where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them," for the Kansas GOP, it simply wasn't enough.

Already three Kansans have contracted coronavirus from being at church, and in a scathing editorial, the Kansas City Star shredded the Republicans for putting lives in danger.

"More Kansans will get sick because of the committee’s vote. More lives will be at risk,' the editorial began.

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Blistering video from George Conway’s conservative group rips laughable claim impeachment ‘distracted’ Trump from coronavirus

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President Donald Trump’s army of knee-jerk defenders in the right-wing media have been jumping through hoops to explain why, back in January and February, he failed to take the coronavirus threat seriously. One Trumpian talking point is that no one could have seen the pandemic coming — which is nonsense, as everyone from intel officials to Peter Navarro (one of Trump’s main economic advisers) to former Vice President Joe Biden was sounding the alarm. And another bogus argument is that Trump, thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other partisan Democrats, was distracted by impeachment. But the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump conservative group that includes attorney George Conway, tears that argument to shreds in a blistering new video.

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Trump’s new chief of staff Mark Meadows already facing damaging leaks from White House staffers

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President Donald Trump's new White House chief of staff is already in hot water after just a couple of weeks on the job.

Mark Meadows, who resigned from Congress in late March to begin work in the White House, quickly pushed out legislative liaison Mike McKenna and then replaced press secretary Stephanie Grisham -- and other aides could soon be on their way out, reported Bloomberg.

The North Carolina Republican has also ruffled feathers by calling Republican governors who have resisted issuing stay-at-home orders and asking them to do so immediately, according to two people familiar with the calls.

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