In an op-ed published at CNN this Tuesday, former GOP Rep. Charlie Dent (PA) argued that “the suburbs are nearly completely gone for the Republican Party,” thanks to recent pivotal state elections.
According to Dent, Republicans performed “very well in the suburbs and dominated rural areas” in Pennsylvania when he was elected almost 20 years ago. But since the 2016 election, “we have witnessed an acceleration and the culmination of the Democratic dominance, takeover and sweep of the populous suburban collar counties of Philadelphia,” he writes.
Dent goes on to contend that GOP losses in the Philadelphia suburbs on Tuesday “were every bit as devastating as the Republican losses in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, and Richmond, or the Kentucky suburbs of Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati.”
If Republicans are hoping that gains in rural areas will temper the losses in the suburbs, they shouldn’t hold their breath — “the math simply doesn’t work.”
“Yes, the rural areas of Pennsylvania, and America more broadly, are becoming more Republican and red while the suburbs are becoming more blue and Democratic,” Dent writes. “But it’s better to grow and win in areas where the population is increasing rather than in areas of population stagnation or decline, and that is the key Democratic advantage heading into 2020.”
Read Dent’s full op-ed over at CNN.
Americans still don’t know why Trump was rushed to Walter Reed hospital: ex-White House press secretary
It's been three weeks since President Donald Trump was rushed to Walter Reed hospital, and former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart reminded his Twitter following that Americans still don't know what happened.
"It’s been 3weeks since the President made an unscheduled and rushed trip to Walter Reed. Americans have a right to know about the President's health and the WH explanations doesn’t pass the smell test. I hope there are still enterprising reporters on this. Democracy dies in the dark," Lockhart tweeted.
Conservative explains how ‘boot-licker’ Lindsey Graham can be banned from impeachment vote
Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in her Sunday column, noting that no one ever really expected anything better from him.
Graham was asked during a panel discussion if it was every acceptable for an American president to ask for campaign help from a foreign government.
‘To protect our democracy:’ Tuesday night rallies planned in all 50 states to demand Congress votes to impeach Trump
At more than 500 rallies planned for Tuesday evening, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to call on the U.S. House to vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
The rallies will take place at congressional offices and other public spaces, the night before the House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing his power when he pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and obstructing Congress by stonewalling its investigation.