Democrats Feeling the Pressure of the 2018 Miidterm Elections … Sen. Manchin (D-WV) is One of Three Senate Democrats who Didn’t Sign Party Line Letter on Tax Reform
25 DEMOCRAT & INDEPENDENT SENATORS WHO CAUCUS WITH THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ARE UP FOR REELECTION IN 2018, MANY IN STATES WON BIG BY TRUMP ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE, …
Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) are among three U.S. Senators who did not sign the Democrat party line letter on tax reform. Although, Manchin hedged his bets and said he supported the fiscal ideas. Even though Manchin claimed his decision had nothing to do with politics or reelection, it had everything to do with it. What do these three Democrat Senators all have in common? They all are up for reelection in 2018 in “red” states that Donald Trump won big in 2016. Trump won West Virginia 68.6% to 26.5%, North Dakota 64.1% to 27.7% and Indiana 57.2% to 37.9%. So do you think Manchin, Heitkamp and Donnelly are not feeling the pressure to break from the Democrat party line? If they continue along the path of the far-LEFT leadership of their party, all will lose in 2018. Long gone are the days of the Blue Dog Democrats, this party is bordering on socialism these days.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is one of three Senate Democrats who didn’t sign a letter establishing the party line on tax reform, though he said Tuesday he agrees with all its components.
Manchin, who is up for re-election in 2018, said even though he supports the Democrats’ fiscal ideas, he won’t sign on without efforts to bring Republicans on board. He also said the election is not influencing his decision-making.
“The bottom line is, if it doesn’t help West Virginia, it doesn’t make sense to me, and just because there’s an election doesn’t mean I sign on or don’t sign on,” he said. “If you look at all the time I’ve been here, there’s stuff I don’t sign on to. I just don’t think it’s a good way to do business when you don’t try to get people from the front end.”
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., didn’t sign either. All three Democrats are up for re-election in states whose electorates voted for President Donald Trump by wide margins.
The letter was sent to Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch. It outlines three main policy points: tax reform should neither increase the burden on the middle class nor lessen it on high-wage earners; it should go through regular Senate procedure, not a fast-tracked process like budget reconciliation; and it should not increase the federal deficit or cut programs like Medicaid.
When confronted by about his unwillingness to tote the party line Manchin replied with, “I don’t give a sh*t …” The reality is, Manchin, like the governor of West Virginia should probably think about changing parties. Or, the voters of WV need to vote him out of office as the Democrat party power-base does not. West Virginia has become a dark red state, so why would they think a Democrat Senator would serve them?
Because in the end, who is is his ear?
“I don’t give a s–t, you understand? I just don’t give a s–t,” he said. “Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that. If they think because I’m up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for s–t that I don’t like and can’t explain, they’re all crazy.”
“I’m not scared of an election, let’s put it that way. Elections do not bother me or scare me. I’m going to continue to do the same thing I’ve always done, extremely independent.”
Senate Poll Shocker: Kid Rock Leads by 4 in Poll of Hypothetical Matchup with Debbie Stabenow for Michigan US Senate Seat
JUST HOW WORRIED ARE DEMOCRATS THAT THEIR BLUE WALL WILL BE TORN DOWN FOREVER … KID ROCK LEADS DEM INCUMBENT?
In a hypothetical general election US Senate matchup, a Delta Analytica poll stated that Kid Rock leads by 4 percentage points over incumbent Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow. The poll also concluded that 54% of respondents preferred Kid Rock (Robert Ritchie) to only 46% for incumbent Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow. Just what is the level of panic in the Democrat party if they cannot win Michigan with an establishment, incumbent candidate? Earlier in the month, Kid Rock stated that he was going to run for Senate. It’s time to drain the swamp America, the folks in Michigan can make a huge statement! If Republicans can win the Michigan US Senate seat in 2018, the 2018 mid-term elections are going to be a political bloodbath for Democrats.
To gauge Ritchie’s chances in a hypothetical general election matchup, Delta Analytica conducted a poll from July 14-18 of 668 Michigan residents. Of respondents who stated a preference between Debbie Stabenow and Robert Ritchie, 54% stated they would vote for Ritchie while 46% said they would vote for Debbie Stabenow. These results could indicate that Ritchie is a popular figure in Michigan, Debbie Stabenow is unpopular, or some combination of concurrent trends. The relatively large, 44%, number of undecided respondents may be due to the early stages of the campaign.
Michigan, once part of the Democrats vaunted “Blue Wall” is suddenly a battleground where Democrats and Republicans are now fighting for blue collar voters. This became a central theme during the 2016 election season, where Donald Trump won over the white working class vote. The question now is whether that support will rub off onto other Republicans candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. Robert Ritchie looks to capitalize on this fervor and promote his brand with song lyrics that appeal to these same Michigan voters, despite never having held any political office.
Born Free – Kid Rock
Words from Kid Rock via The American Mirror …
“Dinner time at my house. What do you think Schumer is spoon-feeding Stabenow tonight?” he tweeted.
When Ritchie teased his intentions, he ripped politicians.
“I concede she is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullshit!” he said on his website.
KID ROCK TO RUN FOR SENATE …
Wouldn’t this be something, Kid Rock is running for US Senate in Michigan. On Wednesday afternoon, Kid Rock (Robert James Ritchie) announced that he’s running for a U.S. Senate seat in 2018, presumably against Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic senator from Michigan, who is up for reelection next year. One thing is for certain, Kid Rock will certainly “rock” out the vote in Michigan. Can you imagine what the crowds will look like at his rallies? In this day and age where politics and professional politicians have become so toxic, I say GO FOR IT … ROCK ON!!!
In 2018, Democrats have too defend far more seats than the GOP, and many of them in states that Trump won in 2016. One way or another the American people have got to drain the swamp. If it takes unusual methods and the likes of Kid Rock, so be it. Democrats have controlled Michigan for too long. In 2016 Donald Trump broke through the blue wall in Michigan, maybe Kid Rock needs to tear it down completely.
The New Yorker calls Kid Rock’s run for the Senate, the “Terrifying New Normal.” Maybe that is because conservative stars actually have credibility with the people, because they have the pulse of the people. Interestingly enough, the LEFT was not saying this when Al Fraken, Stuart Smalley from SNL, ran for US Senate. The liberal media knows the truth, Kid Rock could actually win in Minnesota, especially in a mid-term election where its all about turnout.
UPDATE I: Once again the press is wrong.
Once again the press is wrong. First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC! Second, I’m not signed to Warner Bros!!! – which simple fact-checking would have revealed. I have recently worked out a unique deal with BMG, Broken Bow, CAA and Live Nation to release music ON MY TERMS. Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I’m planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. It’s not a hoax, it’s a strategy and marketing 101! No plans for an album or anything else that has been the usual norm in the music business OR politics…..and…..
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP LEAVES THE SWAMPS OF WASHINGTON, DC TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE IN IOWA …
How does President Donald Trump get his message out to the American people, by by-passing the liberal and bias MSM and talking directly to We the People. President Trump provided a list of accomplishments that have been done and things that he looks to do in the future. Trump addressed Obamacare and the fact that Democrats refused to support anything that the GOP offered to replace, even though Obamacare is dying on the vine. To be honest, Trump needs to do this more often and directly talk to the America people.
“All we do is win, win, win,” he told a cheering crowd.
A feisty Trump spoke for more than an hour at a rally in Cedar Rapids that was similar to those he held during last year’s presidential campaign. It included protesters escorted out by police, Trump attacking the news media and supporters waving signs saying “Drain the Swamp” in Washington.
Trump’s first trip to Iowa since taking office on Jan. 20 came against a backdrop of problems in Washington. His legislative agenda is struggling to gain traction, a federal investigation of alleged Russian meddling into the election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign continues and his approval rating is below 40 percent in most polls.
But Trump touted jobs gains and an improving stock market as evidence that his economic policies are working. He vowed he would eventually get funding for a border wall with Mexico – possibly with solar panels attached – despite congressional refusal thus far.
“We’re thinking about building the wall as a solar wall,” he said. “Pretty good imagination, right? It’s my ideas.”
Solar panels along the wall are among proposals that have been submitted by companies to the Department of Homeland Security, according to media reports.
Buoyed by Republican victories in special congressional elections in Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday, Trump blasted his opponents as “unbelievably nasty” and said cable news anchors appeared stunned by the Democratic losses.
Unable to get Democrats to join Republicans in major legislative efforts, Trump said the wounding by a gunman last week of Republican Representative Steve Scalise in Alexandria, Virginia, had fostered a spirit of unity. But he did not sound optimistic about breaking through the partisan divide any time soon.
Trump said he doubted he would have help from Democrats in getting major healthcare legislation through the U.S. Congress. He wants the Senate to join the House of Representatives in approving legislation soon to reform the signature domestic achievement of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.
“If we went and got the single greatest healthcare plan in the history of the world we would not get one Democrat vote because they’re obstructionists,” Trump said.
Hunt for Facebook Killer Steve Stephens is Over … Found in Erie, PA Dead … Commits Suicide After Confronted by Police
THE HUNT FOR FACEBOOK KILLER IS OVER AS EXPECTED …
Steve Stephens, the Cleveland Facebook killer committed suicide after troopers stopped car in Erie, PA. McDonald’s workers had tipped off the police that Stephens was in area at their drive thru. It is reported that Stephens shot himself after troopers pursued his car and stopped him. As per the NY Times, as his car spun to a stop, “Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head.” Good riddance and I guess the once saving grace here is that no other individuals were harmed by this murderous sicko and Stephens spared the tax payers and the grieving family of 74 year old Mr. Godwin.
Teper said a “concerned citizen on Buffalo Road” contacted law enforcement at 11:10 a.m. and that Stephens was sighted at a McDonald’s in Harborcreek. He would not identify the concerned citizen and said he did not know whether the person would receive a reward for the information.
He said Stephens shot himself after troopers pursued his car and stopped him in what is called a P.I.T. maneuver, or precision immobilization technique, in which police cause a car to go sideways and stop.
The chase, which Teper said never went above 50 miles per hour, involved four state police vehicles and was joined by members of the Wesleyville Police Department, he said.
“Facebook Killer” Steve Stephens was spotted just after 11 a.m. this morning by an alert citizen near the intersection of Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue in Erie County, Pennsylvania, which is less than two miles from PSP Troop E headquarters.
PSP troopers immediately began to canvas the area for Stephens and located him in his vehicle a short time later. Troopers in marked patrol units initiated a pursuit that lasted approximately two miles. The troopers attempted a PIT maneuver to disable Stephens’ vehicle, a white Ford Fusion. As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT maneuver, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head.
Today at approximately 11am, Cleveland Division of Police Command was notified that Pennsylvania State Police had, through a tip from a citizen, located the suspect vehicle wanted in the homicide of Robert Godwin, Sr. Pennsylvania State Police, in marked patrol vehicles, attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect fled in the white Ford Fusion and, after a short pursuit, the suspect took his own life. No injuries to members of the community or to law enforcement were reported. The suspect, Steve Stephens was pronounced deceased on scene.
Please see update from Pennsylvania State Police here. Requests for information directly relating to the incident involving the Pennsylvania State Police should be directed to the Pennsylvania State Police.
This investigation remains in the early stages. Reward monies in this case were offered through Crime Stoppers. The City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Division of Police are not involved in any reward monies that may be paid to individuals who provided the tips leading to the suspect’s location.