HMM, THIS IS WHY YOU NEVER SAY NEVER …
The WAPO reports that some Never Trumper’ national security Republicans find them self blacklisted and personae non gratae following Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory. Image that? So let’s understand this, they signed a “Never Trump” letter, they said that a Trump presidency would be a danger to the United States and now they want a job in a Trump administration. Really? This is exactly the BS that Trump ran against. So were these individuals actually against Trump or did they just think that Hillary was going to win and they were hedging their bets? As Instupundit opines, “I mean, when you sign a ‘Never Trump’ letter, aren’t you blacklisting yourself?” Or even better than that, gotta love the headline at Powerline … “Never Trump” Republicans whine that Trump may say “never them”.
They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again.
But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae.
Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.
One letter, with 122 names, was published by War on the Rocks, a website devoted to national security commentary, during the primary season in March. The other, with 50 names, including some repeat signatories, was published by the New York Times during the general-election campaign in August.
Conservatives Team up in Hilarious Parody of ‘Self-Important Hollywood Celeb’ Political Videos … Stop Sucking, Sincerely America
A NOTE TO THE SELF-IMPORTANT HOLLYWOOD TYPES …
Just before tonight’s Golden Globe awards where Hollywood celebrities full of their self-importance and elf-aggrandizement will be on display and mourning the fact that Obama is done and Donald Trump is days away from the White House, maybe they will remember the fact … We the People rejected Hollywood selected Making America great again. With that being said, a few conservative media stars, Guy Benson, S.E. Cupp, Katie Pavlich, Mary Katharine Ham, and Mollie Hemingway, got together to create a video of their own, titled “A Special Message to Predictable, Self-Important Hollywood Celebrities.”
This is in direct mocking opposition to this cry-fest from the liberal elites of Hollywood.
FANTASTIC AND SOLID PICK!!!
The Politico is reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Carson stated, “I am honored to accept the opportunity to serve our country in the Trump administration. I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are most in need.” Trump has made the fixing of the inner cities high on his agenda (video 9:35). Donald Trump said in s statement, ”We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans.”
Dr. Benjamin Carson’s Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast with Obama Present
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson, a onetime political rival who became one of his leading surrogates on the campaign trail, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Carson, who challenged Trump during the Republican primary, is the first African-American selected to serve in the president-elect’s Cabinet. The retired neurosurgeon has little experience in housing or management, but he has weighed in on the issue. In a 2015 op-ed for The Washington Times, he labeled a new fair housing rule a “social-engineering” scheme.
“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Trump said Monday morning in the statement from his transition team. “We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.”
RINO Sen. Kelly Ayotte Bites the Political Dust in New Hampshire … Concedes to Democrat Maggie Hassan
GONE GIRL, RINO CONCEDES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE…
Incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte has conceded the New Hampshire senate election to Democrat Maggie Hassan Wednesday evening. In the end, she lost the vote by a little of a thousand votes, but declined to have a recount. The GOP lost two seats in the past 2016 elections, having had to defend many seats. Many pundits predicted the Republicans would lose control of the Senate in this past election cycle, they got that wrong too. The GOP remains in control of the U.S. Senate 52-48.
GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte conceded to Democrat Maggie Hassan Wednesday evening, declining to pursue a recount in the nation’s closest Senate race and tipping a second seat to Democrats after Tuesday’s election.
Hassan led Ayotte by just 1,019 votes out of more than 738,000 cast, according to the secretary of state’s official tally. The margin was well within the limits for a recount, but Ayotte conceded to Hassan a day after the polls closed.
“I just spoke with Governor Hassan to congratulate her on her election to serve in the U.S. Senate,” Ayotte said in a statement. “I wish Governor Hassan, her husband Tom, and their children Ben and Meg the very best.”
Hassan was one of Senate Democrats’ most prized recruits this year, and Democrats needed every bit of the sitting governor’s popularity to take on Ayotte, who also remained more liked than not by New Hampshire voters throughout the campaign. Both Senate nominees picked up thousands more votes than the two major-party presidential candidates did in the state.
Ayotte’s defeat knocks a rising Republican star — and one of the party’s most prominent women — out of the ranks of GOP elected officials, while adding another female Democratic senator in a key state.
INTERESTING, THIS BODES WELL FOR DONALD TRUMP … COULD HE REALLY FLIP COLORADO?
As reported at The Denver Post, Republicans took the lead in early voting in Colorado at the end of the day Friday and held the advantage through the weekend. According to the data released Monday, registered Republicans cast 652,380 ballots compared to 645,020 registered Democrats, a 7,360 vote GOP advantage. Now of course not all Republicans and Democrats are going to vote along party affiliation; however, this is an interesting number seeing that the Democrats have always had a greater get out the vote campaign. This does show voter enthusiasm. As stated at the Washington Examiner, the polls indicated that Colorado was a blue leaning state, but could Colorado, that went to Obama twice, be flipped to the GOP?
Trump needs to flip blue states red in order to gain 270 electoral votes. Is Colorado one of those possible states?
Republicans took the lead in early voting in Colorado at the end of the day Friday and held the advantage through the weekend despite robust Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts.
The latest early voting numbers released Monday morning show registered Republicans cast 652,380 ballots compared to 645,020 registered Democrats — a 7,360 vote GOP advantage. The breakdown looks like this: 35.2 percent Republican, 34.8 percent Democrat and 28.5 percent unaffiliated.
It’s worth noting that not all Republicans are voting for GOP nominee Donald Trump — just as not all Democrats are supporting party nominee Hillary Clinton. But the early voting is a potential sign of party organization and voter enthusiasm.