Tag: Republican

Republican swindlers vexed by failure to profit off Teflon Joe

June 2, 2021
Then came the revelation that House Republicans were rerunning Donald Trump’s fundraising scam—automatically inflating a donor’s intended donation or making it recurring unless the giver opted out of doing so. Perhaps they’ve forgotten the Trump campaign had to refund tens of millions in donations.  Now it appears Republicans have almost entirely stripped Biden out of

Arizona election ‘audit’ is going so well, Republican lawmaker says ‘It makes us look like idiots’

May 10, 2021
Republicans are trying to have 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County—where the majority of the state’s voters live—“audited.” So far, the conspiracy theorists in charge of the effort have gotten through 250,000 ballots, which puts them on track to finish in August. They only have the space where they’re currently working reserved until May 14, at

Republican whining; Trump campaign collusion; Jim Jordan won’t shut up

April 16, 2021
Did you get my Venmo? Today in the news: After promoting false conspiracy theories in an attempt to overturn an American election, Republicans continue to whine that Joe Biden is being mean to them by proposing policies the American public strongly supports. Chicago officials release the video of police killing an unarmed 13-year-old child. And the

Ex-president expected to declare himself leader of Republican Party

February 28, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Less than 40 days after leaving office – and less than two months after an insurrection mounted by some of his supporters – former President Donald Trump resumes political life Sunday with a speech designed to claim continuing leadership of the Republican Party.Trump is not expected to declare a 2024 presidential candidacy

Biden And Democrats Step On The Gas And Blow Past Republican Griping About COVID Relief Bill

February 2, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that with President Biden’s support, Democrats would use reconciliation to pass COVID relief. Video of Schumer: Schumer said: Schumer: “The details are going to be worked out as we go through the committee process, and we hope Republicans will join us, but we are not going to dilute

Rob Portman’s Announced Departure Exposes Myth Of The “Principled Republican”

January 31, 2021
We keep hearing about splits in the Republican ranks between those who have sold their souls to the extremist arm of the party loyal to Trumpism, embodying white supremacist and anti-democratic values, and those more traditional Republicans who insist on sharply differentiating the ideology of conservativism from Trumpism. The founders of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project

Supreme Court hands Trump, Republican seditionists the ultimate loss

December 12, 2020
The order, dropped Friday evening, was succinct and unsigned. The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions

Georgia Secretary Of State Investigating Republican Florida Lawyer For Voter Fraud | National News

December 7, 2020
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is investigating Bill Price, a Republican Florida attorney, for encouraging other Floridians to move to Georgia and vote in the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff.Price appeared in a Facebook Live video on Nov. 7 telling fellow Republicans at a meeting that he was moving in with his brother in Georgia

Arizona Republican AG: Biden will win Arizona

November 12, 2020
Arizona’s Republican attorney general on Wednesday said it’s highly unlikely that President Trump will win the state over Joe Biden, as he dismissed unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Mark Brnovich noted that Trump would need to be named on at least 65 percent of the 50,000 ballots left to count

Republican Thom Tillis wins re-election in North Carolina

November 10, 2020
Thom Tillis, the GOP senator from North Carolina, has won re-election after a nail-biting, days-long count, handing the Republican Party a major victory as it looks to hold onto control of the Senate. Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham called the incumbent on Tuesday, one week after Americans went to the polls, to concede the race. “I

Republican Dirty Tricks Begin As Voting Equipment Delayed To Georgia Democratic Area

November 3, 2020
In a trick that was like a stunt Georgia Republicans pulled in the 2018 governor election, the delivery of voting equipment was delayed to Democratic areas. Josie Duffy Rice tweeted: Update from poll worker here in Fulton County, GA. (Fulton is the heart of Atlanta. Crucial to the outcome tomorrow.) pic.twitter.com/hSFF8uongu — josie duffy rice

Iowa’s Senate race is anyone’s to win as Republican advantage withers away

August 31, 2020
Ernst faces a well-funded challenge from Democrat Theresa Greenfield, prompting major outside groups from both sides to spend massive sums and reserve even more advertising time for the fall. National Republicans may have hoped that they could weaken Greenfield by going on the offensive right after her June primary win, but surveys taken since then

Top Republican backs down to Ady Barkan over manipulated video

August 31, 2020
“Though Ady would have loved Joe Biden to announce in this interview that he is in favor of defunding the police, the Vice President never said it,” Liz Jaff, the president of Barkan’s Be A Hero political fund, said. In fact, what Biden said was that he had proposed reforms to, as Barkan put it, “reduce

Trump Gets Virtually No Bounce From The Republican Convention

August 29, 2020
The first post-Republican convention poll is out, and it shows Trump still trailing Joe Biden by six points with Biden at 50%. The Morning Consult Poll found: NEW POLL: @realDonaldTrump pulls closer to @JoeBiden after #RNC2020, nearly halving a 10-point deficit to 6 points. Read more here from @eyokley: https://t.co/3pyNu63wGg pic.twitter.com/jqdZzomlgn — Morning Consult (@MorningConsult)

Highlights From the Republican National Convention: Night 1

August 25, 2020
“Democrats started their convention last week with Eva Longoria, a famous Hollywood actress who played a housewife on TV. Well, I’m actually a real housewife and a mom from Michigan with two wonderful kids in public school who happens to be the only — only the second woman in 164 years to run the Republican

73 Republican Former National Security Officials Call Trump Dangerously Unfit And Endorse Biden

August 20, 2020
Seventy-three Republican former national security officials, including four former Trump officials, have endorsed Joe Biden for president. The statement from the former officials said in part: While we – like all Americans – had hoped that Donald Trump would govern wisely, he has disappointed millions of voters who put their faith in him and has

Mary Trump Warns Don Jr. and Ivanka Could Be Future Republican Candidates

August 4, 2020
Mary Trump has candidly discussed the possibility that Donald Trump’s children could enter politics if he loses the White House in the November election. The President’s niece gave an interview to the UK’s Independent newspaper where she talked about the possibility of her cousins seeking elected office after Trump’s administration. Mary Trump suggested that Donald Jr. and

Trump Disapproval Jumps To 60% In Republican Poll

July 25, 2020
Even a poll done by a Republican polling firm found Trump’s disapproval at 60%, with Joe Biden leading by 15 points, 53%-38%. Echelon Insights found: 2/5: Trump’s disapproval👎 rating is now at 60%, up 6 points from May. The gap between this and his approval👍 rating is the largest it’s been all year at 23

Was Martin Luther King Jr. a Republican or a Democrat? The Answer Is Complicated

January 29, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence on American politics and his views about policy issues are a perennial topic of discussion around the time of his January 15 birthday and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday. However, the civil-rights leader’s personal political party affiliation remains a mystery. His niece Alveda King, an Evangelical supporter…

How the South Went Republican: Can Democrats Ever Win There Again? (1992)

June 22, 2015
In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to a Republican Party strategy of gaining political support for certain candidates in the Southern United States ...

White Supremacist Donated to Several 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

June 22, 2015
The head of a white supremacist group, cited by the suspected gunman who killed nine people at a black South Carolina church last week, has given thousands ...

Why the South Became Republican: How Presidents Are Elected (1992)

June 22, 2015
Politics of the Southern United States (or Southern politics) refers to the political landscape of the Southern United States. Due to the region's unique cultural and ...

Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

November 20, 2014
LDF Applauds Senate Confirmation of First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts On November 18, 2014, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) welcomed the historic votes by the U.S. Senate to confirm the first African-American female judges ever to serve on Georgia’s federal judiciary. The Senate confirmation of Leslie Abrams to the


October 3, 2014
Those of us who fought to empower the disenfranchised in the 1960s, we veterans of the Southern Civil Rights Movement are now called upon to defend everything we have won. We now have the opportunity to join, at its inception, the 99% Spring Movement to train 100,000 people in economic literacy as well as the

Barack Obama's Speeches

April 22, 2014
Barack Obama’s Speeches – 2008 Democratic National Convention     More references to Barak Obama here at Black Politics References: Barack Obama’s speech on 50th anniversary of March – Christian … Aug 28, 2013 … The full text of the speech by President Obama given Wednesday in Washington on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther