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Trump rally in Elkhart Indiana, crowd is chanting "Lock her up"

https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/994692603898744832


And they say Democrats can't get over the 2016 election?? Someone remind them the election ended a year and a half ago.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu May 10, 2018, 05:53 PM (9 replies)

Indiana Republican voters in a nutshell

https://twitter.com/IndyEmmaKate/status/993858069321994240

"The voters I talked to here were hesitant to discuss the Senate race.

One man said he voted for Rokita, but he wasn’t a fan of the three candidates’ campaigns.

“I think they’re all pretty much idiots. They all made us feel like we didn’t have any brains.”

Basically says that he doesn't like any of the candidates, so he voted for the most Trump-like one.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue May 8, 2018, 01:09 PM (0 replies)

Indiana Boy Scout leader in response to those upset about Scouts name change: "Get over it."

In the wake of the news that the word "Boy" will be dropped from the Boy Scouts name, adults with ties to the scouting world have offered their takes on the change.

Some praise it as the next big step for the Boy Scouts of America they grow with the times and accept girls as scouts. Others criticize it as the beginning for the end for an organization they have long held dear.

To the latter, a Hamilton and Tipton County leader within the scouting community offers a simple rebuttal.

"Get over it," said Kevin Aldrich, a member-at-large of the Del-Mi District, part of the Crossroads of America Council for the Boy Scouts of America. "The scout program is the finest youth program in the world and there's no reason to not be co-ed. There is every reason to be co-ed. The Future Farmers of America is co-ed. 4-H is co-ed. Band in school is co-ed. There's no valid reason not to be co-ed."

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/05/02/boy-scouts-name-change-indiana-reactions/572353002/


Great quote from him!!
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Wed May 2, 2018, 01:58 PM (1 replies)

Trump re-election committee tells Ind. Senate hopeful to take down yard signs with false endorsement

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs it says give the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican’s Senate bid, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.

The rebuke came after two volunteers who led Trump’s bare-bones 2016 campaign in Vice President Mike Pence’s home state endorsed Rokita during an Indianapolis news conference last week.

The Rokita signs, which have gone up since that event, proclaim in large white letters “Endorsed by Trump/Pence,” with smaller letters below adding “2016 Indiana Team Leaders.”

Rokita spokesman Nathan Brand refused to say if the campaign will comply with the Trump campaign’s request.


https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2018/04/18/trump-campaign-rebukes-todd-rokita-over-yard-signs/527332002/

Looks like Trump is afraid to endorse a candidate they think might not win.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Fri Apr 20, 2018, 03:15 PM (0 replies)

Well, I bet Hannity is going to lead in ratings tonight.

Everybody on both sides of the aisle are going to want to see how he responds to this.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:12 PM (3 replies)

I think this poll accurately shows what Trump's base is.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/984917900128669696



I think 32 percent is probably his soft base. 25 percent would be his hard base.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Fri Apr 13, 2018, 06:37 PM (4 replies)

Yes.

I am confident the United States will still be the United States in two years.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu Apr 12, 2018, 01:18 PM (1 replies)

Michael Cohen today: "I'd rather jump out of a building than turn on Donald Trump."

Not exactly words that scream innocence from Trump's personal lawyer.

https://twitter.com/grynbaum/status/984162495593054208

Posted by bearsfootball516 | Wed Apr 11, 2018, 04:43 PM (131 replies)

NYT: Republicans seize on impeachment for edge in 2018 midterms

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will immediately move to impeach President Trump if they capture the House.

What began last year as blaring political hyperbole on the right — the stuff of bold-lettered direct mail fund-raising pitches from little-known groups warning of a looming American “coup” — is now steadily drifting into the main currents of the 2018 message for Republicans.

The appeals have become a surefire way for candidates to raise small contributions from grass-roots conservatives who are devoted to Mr. Trump, veteran Republican fund-raisers say. But party strategists also believe that floating the possibility of impeachment can also act as a sort of scared-straight motivational tool for turnout. Last week, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas used his re-election kickoff rally to introduce a video featuring a faux news anchor reading would-be headlines were conservatives not to vote in November.

...

And when Representative Steve Stivers of Ohio, the chairman of the House Republican campaign organization, convened about two dozen party strategists in February for a private dinner at a French bistro here, the attendees were surprised when he raised an issue not included in his formal PowerPoint presentation: the threat of impeachment against Mr. Trump, which he said fired up the party base.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/08/us/politics/trump-impeachment-midterms.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur



I've seen this become a hotly contested issue here at DU. Some believe that Trump's actions warrant impeachment no matter what, should be done as soon as Democrats have the advantage in the House again, and failure to do so would be missed opportunity to make it known that nobody, including the President of the United States, is above the law.

On the other hand, this article highlights the opposing viewpoint, that the threat of impeachment would fire up the Republican base to vote in 2018 when current special elections are showing severely depressed Republican turnout, especially when it's fairly unlikely impeachment would be followed up with a conviction in the Senate.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Sun Apr 8, 2018, 10:55 AM (6 replies)

"I'll be so busy working in Washington, I won't have time to leave!"

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/981305582954143744
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 05:16 PM (4 replies)
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