Monday, February 5, 2018

Do Revolutions start with "Treason?"

Not this time.

Trump called congressional Democrats “treasonous” for not applauding during his State of the Union address last Tuesday night.

Trump must lie nonstop to protect his frail ego. Just how deep is President Trump's well of narcissistic craving go? To hell, all the way to hell.

Trump really is a petty little person. Small. He is one of the smallest of all people.

At the core of President Trump's unfitness and his malfeasance in office is his interaction with the Justice Department and the courts. This goes from the merely verbal denigration of the courts — “a joke,” “a laughingstock,” “so-called judges” — to actions such as firing the FBI director and denigrating others.

Trump's troubles did not start with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Trump's troubles began the day he was conceived!

Donald Trump started his presidency with a record low approval rate of 40 percent.

Trump is failing rapidly, and sinking the entire GOP. Apparently, he has not just put off a majority of the country but chased people out of the GOP.

His option is to demonize Democrats.

When the DOW was on it way UP, Trump claimed credit. Since taking office, Trump routinely touted stock market gains and positive jobs reports as evidence that he is succeeding.

The GOP is sinking with Trump!

Year-end fundraising totals set expectations for the 2018 midterm campaign, but key Republican Senate candidates are lagging.

Fourth quarter (2017) cash receipts reflect robust Democratic enthusiasm and expand the chilling effect on GOP primaries and mid-term elections.

"After winning in Alabama, it's clear that Democratic donors are excited to invest in quality candidates... On the other hand, a large portion of the Republican base is downright hostile towards the Republican Congress," says Chris Hayden, a spokesman a Democratic super PAC.

As a sitting senator who won his first term by just over 1 point, Nevada’s Heller is worried for Republicans in the U.S. Senate. Heller's team was preparing for another 1 to 2 point photo finish against Rosen, a first-term congresswoman who pulled in $1.5 million during the last three months of the year. Except Heller raised only $820,000 for the entire year.

Heller's camp claims the slump in individual contributions doesn't define the winner of the race. Heller has around $4.2 million in the bank from super PACs.

"We've been up and running and have considerably more cash on hand than Rosen," says an aide close to the campaign who requested anonymity to address fundraising questions.

The complicating factor for Heller is his primary challenger, Danny Tarkanian. Tarkanian is a perennial candidate with a long history of winning GOP primaries and then immediately floundering in general elections.

In another top priority for both parties' -- the open Arizona race to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff Flake -- GOP Rep. Martha McSally can carry over $1.8 million from her House account, but will still start the year considerably behind Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who has no primary opponent.

McSally has to navigate a thorny three-way primary with former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, both of whom are far right.

Republicans saw Missouri as a win, but Hawley -- who visited the White House just last week -- is now playing catch-up.

Canadian-born Cruz, who is regarded as a favorite for re-election, raised $1.9 million to O'Rourke's $2.4 million. The former presidential candidate has spent much of the last year repairing his standing after experiencing political damage for refusing to endorse Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican Convention.

Meanwhile, O'Rourke has been holding midnight rallies on college campuses and streaming his activities live. O'Rourke has achieved fundraising stardom even as he's sworn off corporate money.

Republicans in Indiana have three candidates lined up to challenge Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly.

Candidate cash supremacy isn't always the determining factor in a race. Sometimes voters turn out in large numbers – usually favoring Democrats. That is why voter suppression has become THE major republican strategy. (Trump won because 12 million democrats just stayed home rather than vote for $hillary))

And outside money from super PACs -- which can raise and spend with little restriction – no longer makes the difference for GOP candidates. For instance, The Senate Leadership Fund, One Nation and two other political organizations associated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., started this year with close to $24 million in cash. And even Mitch is no longer a “sure thing.”

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