For a variety of reasons, Nancy Pelosi’s House majority is on shaky ground.
Because of redistricting and the new census, the Republicans are expected to pick up the majority in the House in 2022.
That, along with some high-profile resignations and House members who have decided to try for higher office, the Democrats are in real danger of losing seats.
I expect Pelosi to announce that she will not run again since she will lose the Speaker’s job.
Charlie Crist is expected to make a run for governor against the popular Ron DeSantis. Rep.
Cheri Bustos (D-IL) is retiring after barely winning reelection in 2020.
Pennsylvania Democrats Reps. Conor Lamb and Chrissy Houlahan are both considering Senate races.
Sen Pat Toomey, a weak-kneed Republican has decided against running again. Earlier this year, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced their intent to retire.
From Breitbart News
Frontline Democrat Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL) has also been “seriously” considering a Senate bid in hopes of unseating Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in 2022. Murphy previously announced, “she’s launching a statewide listening tour and has hired a top Democrat operative to manage the effort.” Breitbart News has previously reported Murphy seeing a flood of corporate cash into her campaign from big multinational companies with deep ties in China on her recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
Another Florida Democrat, Rep. Val Demings, is considering vacating her seat and campaigning against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Currently, the Florida Democrat Party is in “shambles” before state redistricting. A source close to the Democrat told Politico “At this point, it’s more likely than not that she does run.”
Vulnerable Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX) has been hammered by the Republican campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Recently, Breitbart News broke the story of Gonzalez holding more than $100,000 with the Bank of China, a state-owned organ of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After the initial report by Breitbart News, Gonzalez closed the account. The NRCC released ads hitting the Democrat for his suspicious behavior.
On Friday night’s episode of Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson talked about something very important that answers a lot of questions. If you are a Republican voter and you’ve ever felt that the Republican leadership either isn’t listening to you or they have lost touch with your values, it’s because they are listening to the wrong advisors who are telling them what to say on the “hot topics” of the day.
Carlson reminded us that political parties exist to represent the interests of their voters. There is no other reason for them, and yet year after year on all the issues, the leadership of the Republican Party does not represent what the voters of the party want. How do we know this? Because after years of being ignored by those leaders, the party faithful went ahead in 2016 and elected Donald Trump to the White House just to send a message of what they really cared about. Carlson said, “If that wasn’t a wake-up call, nothing would be.” And now that Trump is gone, the GOP leadership fell asleep again.
He added, “However, it remains true that the priorities of the people who run the Republican Party are very different — in some cases, completely different — from the priorities of the people who vote Republican. Why is that? Well, there are lots of reasons, probably, but Frank Luntz is definitely one of them.” I never liked Luntz, because I always felt there was something wrong with him. I would watch his famous focus groups where he would gather a room of people and ask them what they thought about specific issues. He always appeared to me to be a RINO, and I have always felt that RINO political advisors are bad news for the party, because their advice makes politicians weak.
Tucker went on to say, “For decades, Frank Luntz has told elected Republicans what to say and exactly how to say it. Luntz massages language for politicians. Just this week, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) invited Luntz to Florida for its so-called ‘policy summit,’ where he was asked to weigh in on the ‘hot topics.’ Luntz’s job was to tell Republicans how to think about the most important issues of the day. We didn’t hear the presentation, but there’s no doubt it was compelling.
“Frank Luntz is a smooth salesman. He’s been around for a while. The problem is that Frank Luntz’s views are very different from those of your average Republican voter. Frank Luntz is a conventional liberal. His main clients are left-wing corporations like Google. When Frank Luntz gives advice to congressional Republicans, he’s got Google’s perspective in mind. That’s a huge problem.”
Just hearing that one of Luntz’s clients is Google seals the deal for me. He needs to go, and Republican leadership needs to stop listening to him. Google hates Republicans. They spent millions of dollars trying to defeat them. They changed their algorithms on their search engine to list liberal Democrat results before conservative Republican results. They do it on YouTube as well, demonstrably so.
If we can all find out that Luntz is involved with tech tyrant companies that want to destroy the Republican Party, then why is he still accepted into the Republican establishment? Carlson notes because Luntz is particularly close to House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) going all the way back to when McCarthy entered politics.
“In an interview earlier this year, Luntz described Kevin McCarthy as a personal friend. That relationship gives Frank Luntz outsized influence over the Republican Party’s policy positions. Take the border crisis. Luntz’s view of immigration is very much like Google’s view of immigration: America needs a lot more of it right away. Anyone who disagrees with that is a racist. Now, rather than simply say that out loud — rather than just make his case, in other words — Frank Luntz slyly dresses up his own personal opinions as a social science.”
The Fox News host explained saying Luntz puts on a focus group of a group of people who have no relevance to anything. “It’s just random people yammering,” Carlson said. “Your ninety-second exchange with the UPS guy this morning meant more than a Frank Luntz focus group. ”
The host goes on to say that on the basis of an irrelevant conversation with the focus group, Luntz forms an opinion to make pronouncements about how the country and how the Republican Party leadership should respond to whatever the issue is at the time of the focus group. It’s almost as if Lynch uses a focus group just to make it appear that his opinion is learned, but he always presents his own views and the views of Google executives to Republican leadership.
The job of Republican leaders is to listen to the people directly, not a Frank Luntz type who gives the Google version of false impressions about what Republican voters really want. They already told you what they want. They want leaders like Trump who don’t cower the minute a Democrat calls them a racist. They don’t want Republican leaders who do the polar opposite of what you demand they do when they represent you.
For example, I am represented by a horrible Republican RINO Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). This man actually brags about being named one of the most independent members of Congress. If you are “independent,” it means you’re not listening to your voters, and from my own experience, Fitzpatrick is not. To represent your constituency, you need to be partisan, not bipartisan, and not independent. RINOs will say that you have to reach out to the other side and negotiate if you want to get something done. The thing is, we never see Democrats doing that. For Democrats, the word bipartisan means Republicans cave and give them everything they want. We need Republicans to grow a spine and act the same way except really listen to what the voters are telling you they want.
Here is an example of Luntz giving advice on something that is obviously wrong.
“They [Trump voters] believe in immigrants and immigration. They are pro-immigration and honestly, I was a little surprised because of what I see in the media. Trump supporters support the DREAM Act. They support these people, who were brought here through no fault of their own, [having] the ability to earn the path to citizenship … We need these people, we actually have an economy that’s expanding, that’s growing.”
I can tell you right now that is false. The # 1 reason why Republicans and conservatives elected Trump was over building the wall and fixing our immigration system. Sure, there were many other reasons to elect him, but illegal immigration was the top priority. And Trump came through, even though the GOP leadership fought against him all the way. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) once said on a conference call as Trump was being elected, “I will never support a President Trump,” and he never did. Did you ever you imagine you would hear a Republican Speaker of the House say he would never support a Republican president?
When Trump declared illegal immigration as a national emergency to get funding for the wall, for the first time since presidents were allowed to declare national emergencies, the Republicans in the House and Senate voted to stop him. Trump vetoed them and did it anyway, but it just goes to show that Republicans are not serious about doing what the voters want them to do.
If Ryan had allocated money to build the wall, I believe the Republicans would have kept the House. But he didn’t, because of people like Frank Luntz who advise Republicans that Trump voters support the Dream Act and DACA. And then the open borders and amnesty now groups go and use Luntz’s statements to show even Republican voters support illegal aliens getting citizenship. It’s madness, and it has to stop.
Republican voters sent a clear message to the party leadership when they elected Trump, and now that he’s living in Florida, the leadership thinks it can go back to the way things used to work. Liz Cheney is a prime example of the battle of establishment RINOs fighting the Trump Republican Party. And it is now the Trump Republican Party, whether they like it or not.
I’m sure Frank Luntz is a nice guy, but he’s not the guy Republican leadership should be taking advice.
The only way you can get the Republican Leadership to listen is to stop sending them money. Instead of donating to the RNC, the NRCC, or your RINO representative, donate instead to Donald Trump’s Save America PAC, where he will use your donation to support America First candidates. No more RINOs. Go to DonaldJTrump.com and donate to the PAC there. Maybe the party will start listening to you. Until then, no more money.
A powerful, politically influential billionaire has been accused of running the most complex tax fraud scheme in U.S. history, and it is one that benefited several RINO groups and causes. The recipients of those funds need to be investigated for potential corruption and fraud.
“Robert Brockman, the former CEO of Ohio-based software company Reynolds & Reynolds, was charged in October with running a $2 billion tax fraud scheme,” CNBC reported on Friday.
In his article, GOP groups quiet as billionaire donor stands accused of running biggest tax fraud scheme ever, Brian Schwartz reported:
“Brockman’s most recent contributions to Republican committees came in 2017, ahead of the congressional midterm elections the following year, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Representatives of the organizations that are still active did not respond when asked whether they plan to refund or give the total amount of contributions away to charity in the wake of the allegations. The 2017 contributions had yet to be reported in the media.”
In 2011, a subsidiary of his company, Universal Computer Systems, Inc., gave $50,000 to The Restoring Prosperity Fund, a super PAC supporting Rick Perry, who ran against Romney for the 2012 Republican nomination.
SECRET EMAILS AND CODES
Wall Street Journal reported:
“Prosecutors allege Mr. Brockman set up an encrypted email system to communicate with those involved in his offshore structure. They referred to each other using such fishing-related code names such as “Permit,” for Mr. Brockman, and “Steelhead,” for Mr. Smith, according to the indictment; the IRS was “The House.”
The IRS was alerted more than 20 years ago to Mr. Brockman’s offshore activities as a result of the litigation by his former salesmen.”
LEFT LEANING PAUL RYAN NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED
According to reports, Paul Ryan, who constantly betrays the people who supported him by supporting left leaving causes, is a major benefactor of Brockman’s.
In 2017, Brockman donated more than $80,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, the political campaign organization for House Republicans. The GOP went on to lose the House to the Democrats, with Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., becoming speaker.
“Brockman also gave more than $100,000 to entities linked to former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, including a six-figure check to the Wisconsin lawmaker’s now-defunct joint fundraising committee. The Brockman NRCC donations were attributed on the filings to Ryan’s joint fundraising committee, which at the time was helping raise money for the Republican campaign arm.
Brockman also made a $5,000 donation to Prosperity Action, Ryan’s leadership political action committee, which has remained active since he left office. That contribution was transferred from Ryan’s joint fundraising committee to Prosperity Action.
MITT ROMNEY GOT BROCKMAN MONEY-HE NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED
“Brockman, through companies he controlled, also heavily financed a super PAC backing Mitt Romney for president in 2012,” according to a report by Mother Jones.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Brockman:
“Mr. Brockman learned of the tax investigation in June 2016, according to prosecutors. Soon after, a former UCS executive involved in the offshore structure, Don Jones, died. Mr. Tamine made several trips to the home of Mr. Jones’s widow in Mississippi to destroy documents and computer drives, according to Mr. Tamine’s account in one of his performance reviews filed with the court.”
“Those efforts meant that we could rest easy that any attempt to search Don’s home would be fruitless,” Mr. Tamine reported to his boss, according to the court filing.”
“Mr. Brockman has pleaded not guilty to 39 criminal counts, including tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering, and evidence destruction. He and his attorneys didn’t respond to requests for comment.”
Prosecutors allege the bulk of the tax evasion stemmed from profits Mr. Brockman made from investments with Vista Equity Partners, a private-equity firm he helped launch in 2000 and which now manages $73 billion in funds dedicated to software investments.”
This story will be developing for a long time…
Lawyers for Donald Trump have sent a cease and desist letter to the RNC, demanding that they quit using Donald Trump’s name in fundraising letters. The letters were also sent to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). President Trump plans on fundraising between now and 2024 whether he runs for president or wants to make contributions to candidates he endorses.
The letters can be confusing and lead people to believe they are donating to Trump instead of organizations that will fight for establishment Republicans, something that Trump would not favor. Once they contribute to those organizations, they may not feel the need to contribute legitimately to Trump. The cease and desist letter also covers displaying the likeness of Trump in order to urge people to contribute.
Politico also reported that:
“Trump was furious that his name has been bandied about by organizations that help Republicans who voted to impeach him — without his permission. Trump, who made his fortune in licensing, has always been sensitive to how his name has been used to fundraise and support members, even while in office.”
On Friday the RNC sent out two mailers using Trump’s name including one that asked people to sign a thank you card for President Trump:
“President Trump will ALWAYS stand up for the American People, and I just thought of the perfect way for you to show that you support him! As one of President Trump’s MOST LOYAL supporters, I think that YOU, deserve the great honor of adding your name to the Official Trump ‘Thank You’ Card.”
From The Gateway Pundit
The second urged people to hurry up and sign the “card” and give them money.
The report says that insiders are privately saying that it would be impossible not to use his name because of how popular he is with the Republican base.
“President Trump remains committed to the Republican Party and electing America First conservatives, but that doesn’t give anyone – friend or foe – permission to use his likeness without explicit approval,” a Trump adviser told Politico.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Email accounts for a campaign group supporting Republicans candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives were hacked before this year’s congressional elections, according to a person familiar with the investigation.Source: U.S.
Hackers used National Republican Congressional Committee credentials to access a “small number” of email accounts at the organization, which is also known as the NRCC, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss details of the attack.
NRCC spokesman Ian Prior confirmed the group was the victim of a cyberattack by an unknown party, but disputed that stolen passwords were used.
“Upon learning of the intrusion, the NRCC immediately launched an internal investigation and notified the FBI, which is now investigating the matter,” Prior said.
The NRCC changed the passwords at its web-based email provider and took steps to prevent similar attacks, said the person, who did not name the email provider.
The hackers used techniques that make them difficult to identify and officials have yet to determine whether they were aligned with a foreign government, said a second person familiar with the case.
Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said in a statement that the NRCC asked it in April to investigate “unauthorized access” to the group’s emails.
The NRCC had previous hired CrowdStrike to protect the NRCC’s internal corporate network, which was not compromised in the incident, the company said.
The news was first reported by Politico, which said the NRCC learned about the attack from a vendor who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor.
Senior Republican House leaders, including Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, were not informed, however, until contacted by the news site, Politico said.
An FBI spokeswoman declined comment.
A senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security official told Reuters on Tuesday the agency had not been informed by the NRCC or FBI of such an attack.
During the most recent election cycle, the NRCC raised more than $174 million and spent most of the cash on advertisements trying to help Republicans in difficult races.
GOP emails hacked months before 2018 election
Concerns about campaign security have heightened since U.S. intelligence agencies concluded last year that Russia orchestrated the hacking of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling, which Moscow denies.