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Newt Gingrich is one of the best election analysts in modern history. When he starts talking about the potential for wave elections, I listen. That’s what he’s talking about in this article.

One of the first things he mentions is “The liberal media likes to focus on how many House Republicans are retiring. Somehow this is supposed to make Republicans feel defeated and hopeless. In this context, I was startled recently to hear Congresswoman Elise Stefanik say 2020 was going to be the year of the House Republican woman. She went on to assert that there was a historic record being set for Republican women filing to run for the House.”

Speaker Gingrich then gets into candidate recruitment, online fundraising and a host of other things that give Republicans a distinct advantage. Here’s what he said about candidate recruitment:

I checked in with Chairman Tom Emmer at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and found that, if anything, Stefanik had understated the momentum of new recruits. With House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and the leadership team going all out, the House Republicans are setting a remarkably encouraging series of records.

Consider these numbers: The total number of Republicans filed for House seats so far is 928, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) figures – or 188 more than the total at the same time in 2010 (740). The year 2010 matters because it was the last time Nancy Pelosi was kicked out of the majority and Speaker John Boehner led the House GOP to its biggest gain in modern times – with his “where are the jobs” slogan.

Right now, the only accomplishment that the House Democrats can point to is the ratification of President Trump’s USMCA trade agreement. Compared with the things that Republicans can point to during their 2 years in office, the Democrats don’t have much to highlight during the campaign. Then there’s the fundraising portion of this equation:

In the 2018 cycle, this system raised $1.8 billion over the two-year period. When this scale of small-donor involvement was combined with massive donors like Michael Bloomberg (who spent $5 million on ads in the last two weeks in some elections) the Democrats’ money advantage was enormous. This helps explain the Republican House defeats.

The threat posed by the ActBlue system was reinforced in 2019 when it raised more than $1 billion for the Democrats. Republican leaders realized they had to match or exceed the small-dollar system the Democrats had invented. They developed a competitive model called WinRed. The intensity of support for President Trump, combined with growing anger over the Democrats’ investigation and impeachment strategy, has made WinRed a success much faster than anyone expected.

In its first two quarters, WinRed raised $101 million. Its effectiveness is growing rapidly. It raised $31 million in its first quarter of existence and more than doubled that in the second quarter with $70 million (fourth quarter of 2019). In fact, WinRed raised more in its first 190 days than ActBlue raised in its first five years.

The other factor that people haven’t talked about is the fact that most of the competitive seats that Republicans need to flip to return to the majority are seats that President Trump has done well in. It isn’t like Republicans have to flip tons of seats where Democrats traditionally do well in. That, in turn, means that they won’t need to raise as much money as Democrats raise.

House Democrats have to defend why they didn’t get important things done during this Congress. They promised to lower prescription drug prices, fix health care, work on infrastructure and strengthen the economy. They didn’t get any of those things done. They don’t have a list of accomplishments. Democrats have an accomplishment — USMCA. The rest of their time was wasted on impeachment, sour grapes and other waste-of-time investigations. If I were running the NRCC’s messaging, I’d have a single message, which would be “What have you done for me lately?”

It’s time to call Pelosi’s Democrats out. They’re essentially worthless. Democrats spent more time telling us that Iranians really loved Soleimani than they spent in court to compel witnesses that House Democrats said weren’t needed but that Senate Democrats insist are essential. Now Pelosi insists that not calling witnesses that House Democrats didn’t call amounts to a cover-up:

I’d love hearing Pelosi sell that BS to the American people.

The NYTimes published this op-ed yesterday. Apparently, their editors weren’t working. Either that or their editors are just worthless. The op-ed states incorrectly that “G.O.P. women, at both the national and state levels, are on the brink of extinction.”

That’s either sloppy or intentionally dishonest. It’s most likely intentional dishonesty because it didn’t require any research to find facts that refute the statement. Elise Stefanik saw the op-ed and replied with a series of fact-based tweets. Here’s one of Ms. Stefanik’s fact-based tweets:


If that isn’t enough, check out this Stefanik tweet:


This one is my personal favorite:


I love reading about a freshman Democrat heading for defeat first thing in the morning. The only thing that’s better is hearing that 2 freshman Democrats are heading for defeat. The point is that the NYTimes’ op-ed isn’t accurate. (That’s a shock, right?) The other point is that Elise Stefanik is definitely a rising star in the GOP. She’s tough as nails and she doesn’t back down. Finally, let’s end with this Stefanik tweet:

It’s time for the NRCC to target and defeat Adam Schiff. It isn’t just that he’s a despicable liar, though there’s little doubt that he’s one of the Democrats’ most despicable liars. It isn’t just because he led a faux impeachment investigation, though he’s guilty of that, too. It’s because, in addition to those things, Schiff is accusing Republicans of doing the disgusting things he’s already done.

“We are hearing astounding things from Republican members who are saying it’s okay to solicit foreign interference in an election, things I never would have imagined I would ever hear either party say,” Schiff said, adding, “For some of our members who are defending the Constitution, it is their finest hour. But for others who are willfully blinding themselves to this president’s misconduct, it is the most shameful hour.”

It’s also time for Mr. Schiff to get sued. Saying that Republicans are advocating for soliciting foreign interference in our elections is a lie. Schiff isn’t a man of integrity. He’s a thoroughly dishonest politician. Consider what he said in the so-called Schiff Memo:


Thanks to the Horowitz Report, Devin Nunes’ reputation is at least partially restored:


Schiff is so loathsome that he doesn’t deserve to be the ranking member of the HPSCI. He doesn’t deserve to be a member of Congress, though he deserves to be stripped of his security clearance. Then there’s this:

We now know from the Horowitz report that the dossier played a “central and essential role” in obtaining warrants to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign. We also know that Schiff lied to the public about what had happened, as his media handmaidens protected him and trashed his fellow House Intelligence Committee member, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, who tried to warn the country of the FISA abuse.

It’s time to throw this bum out. He isn’t welcome in the People’s House anymore.

At the start of Tuesday, Democrats insisted that they wanted the Ukrainian whistleblower’s transcript released. When President Trump agreed to do that, Democrats moved the proverbial goalposts, this time insisting that they needed the whistleblower report, too. After mulling things for a few hours, FNC’s Ed Henry reported that the Trump administration had agreed to release the whistleblower complaint, too. Henry also reported that “a senior White House official” told him that the whistleblower has an anti-Trump bias.

Next, Democrats, mostly Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) insisted that the whistleblower testify this week in front of the House Intelligence Committee. The White House agreed to that, too. Suffice it to say that President Trump didn’t act like a guilty man.

The point is that Democrats kept moving the goalposts in the hopes of making President Trump look guilty while President Trump kept agreeing to their demands. If that isn’t enough for the Democrats, consider this: this is the week of the UN General Assembly. Ukraine’s president isn’t just attending the UNGA. He’s scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with President Trump. If that isn’t bad enough for the Democrats, President Trump and President Zelensky are scheduled to host a press conference that day, too.

Suffice it to say that this was the wrong week for the Democrats to accuse President Trump of holding Ukraine’s President hostage with military aid. With all that’s gone wrong for the Democrats, it kinda reminds me of this famous scene:

I guess this would’ve been a good week for Nancy Pelosi to resign as Speaker. Who needs to deal with this bunch of idiots?

This is turning into being a fantastic week for President Trump and Tom Emmer. Emmer issued this statement as Chairman of the NRCC:

For the past three years, the socialist Democrats have been obsessed with impeaching the president and backfilling in the reason after the fact. They have become so radicalized by their hatred of President Trump that they are willing to plunge the nation into a constitutional crisis based on secondhand gossip. Democrats have lost their sanity and any remaining credibility with the American people.

Make no mistake about it: backing impeachment will cost the Democrats their majority in 2020.

Chairman Emmer is right. Impeachment will cost Democrats their chairman’s gavels.

What’s worst for Democrats is that they’re still about 50 votes short of being able to pass articles of impeachment.

I wish I could say that I’m surprised to find out that Angie Craig and Dean Philips aren’t moderates. I’d be lying if I said that they were. Simply put, they aren’t moderate. According to this article, we now have proof that Craig and Phillips aren’t moderates. We know that because they’re now on board with impeaching President Trump for the flimsiest of reasons:

Minnesota Democratic Reps. Dean Phillips and Angie Craig have been moderates on impeachment, but an accusation that President Donald Trump asked Ukraine to investigate a political rival is changing that. Trump is accused of pressing Ukraine’s leader to help investigate political rival Joe Biden at the same time the White House was withholding $250 million in aid to that country. Trump says he’s done nothing wrong.

Phillips says it appears Trump “invited foreign interference in our democracy” in a way “that is corrupt at best (and) treasonous at worst.” He says if the accusation is proven, “we must pursue articles of impeachment.” Craig went farther in her statement on Monday, saying it is time to open impeachment proceedings now.

Nobody has seen the transcript of the call. Further, Phillips should know better than to say that President Trump’s alleged statements can’t amount to treason because it’s only possible to commit treason when we’re at war. Further, Phillips flipped based on a rumor. If he doesn’t know what’s in the document, what’s the justification for flipping? I suspect that Phillips wanted to support impeachment but he had to act like a moderate until the next faux indignation happened.

Here’s what Phillips is quoted as saying:

“Our Constitution transcends any person, politician, or political party, and I call on the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees to use every legal mechanism possible to obtain all relevant evidence.

If the reports are corroborated, we must pursue articles of impeachment and report them to the full House of Representatives for immediate consideration.”Think about what Phillips just said. He admitted in plain language that he doesn’t have evidence that President Trump has done anything wrong. Let’s contrast that with the Nixon impeachment. In Nixon’s case, there was a crime that’d been committed. There was something solid for Congress to investigate. In this case, the Democrats’ faux investigation is actually a fishing trip. They’ve heard a rumor and their hatred of President Trump pushes the Democrats’ buttons.

Instead of doing real work, like fixing immigration or keeping the Trump economy strong, Democrats have invested most of their time on investigation after investigation after investigation. That’s why I’ve nicknamed these Democrats the Do-Nothing Democrats.

Craig didn’t even do that. She said “It is clear that the sitting president of the United States placed his own personal interests above the national security of the United States. When there is an abuse of power of this magnitude, it is our responsibility to stand up for what is right. This is why I am calling to open impeachment proceedings — immediately, fairly and impartially.”

First, I demand to know what President Trump did that constitutes abuse of power. In his explanation, President Trump said that he demanded that the Ukrainian president clean up the corruption so that America’s money wasn’t stolen by international grifters (my words, no President Trump’s.). That doesn’t rise to the level of impeachment. It isn’t close.

Constitutional definition of impeachment

They should especially highlight Article II, Section 4, which says “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Here’s hoping that this duo is booted out after a single term. This time, I hope We The People throw them out via the vote, not by having a Dayton-like temper tantrum..

Anyone that thinks that Big Tech plays fair is utterly delusional. To say that Twitter’s actions feel like they’re straight from the Twilight Zone is understatement. Here’s what happened, according to the article:

The move from the NRSC comes after McConnell’s campaign account was locked Wednesday for posting a video of protesters outside his home that included violent threats against the Kentucky Republican. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the account was temporarily locked for violating the company’s “violent threats policy.” McConnell’s campaign manager, Kevin Golden, said the campaign unsuccessfully appealed the decision and accused Twitter of hypocrisy.

Think about that a second. Twitter suspended Sen. McConnell’s account because they highlighted a video showing violent protesters protesting outside Sen. McConnell’s home.

“Twitter’s hostile actions toward Leader McConnell’s campaign are outrageous, and we will not tolerate it,” said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “The NRSC will suspend all spending with Twitter until further notice. We will not spend our resources on a platform that silences conservatives.”

The NRCC has announced that it’s suspending advertising its spending via Twitter, too. If Democrats were principled, they’d suspend their advertising on Twitter, too. An attack against Republican campaigns is an attack against the entire election system. Unfortunately, Democrats aren’t principled. What Twitter is doing is as despicable as what Russia did. Putting a thumb on the scale of our election system is beyond reprehensible.


Democrats repeatedly told us that during the Russia Hoax ‘Investigation’. Now that Big Tech is hurting Republicans rather than Russians hurting Democrats, election security doesn’t seem to be a priority to Democrats. Isn’t that amazing? Who would’ve thought that?

I don’t know what the right solution is to Big Tech but this can’t be ignored anymore. Testimony by Big Tech executives saying that they don’t tip the scales in the Democrats favor should be treated as lying to Congress. That’s because that’s what it is.