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White House Sours on Kris Kobach

trump has soured on Kris Kobach. https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/26/white-house-sours-on-kris-kobach/

“Republican hardliner Kris Kobach’s inner circle is hinting that he has President Trump’s support for either a Senate run or Cabinet position,” McClatchy reports.

“They’re wrong.”

“White House officials have grown frustrated enough with the narrative being pushed by the Kobach camp that a senior administration official took the rare step of trying to squash the speculation.”

This makes me smile I am still hoping that Kobach will run and lose the Senate seat that is up in 2020

Washington Post-What we learned from Bernie Sanders's town hall

I did not watch this town hall but I noticed this in the description of the concerns that the Washington Post had. How does one rely on voter revolutions as part of their plan to get legislation adopted?
https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1100537021372747776
He isn’t going to grapple with the difficulties of legislating. This is a thorny topic for any presidential candidate, particularly Democrats who have ambitious policy agendas, because it requires admitting that things are going to be hard and that failure is a real possibility. Candidates would much prefer to assure you that if they’re elected, all their proposals will become law and everything will turn out wonderfully. The question of how you get your ideas through Congress is particularly important for Sanders, because his agenda is the most sweeping and the one that will run into the strongest resistance, not only from Republicans but from outside stakeholders as well.

Unfortunately, Sanders’s usual answer to such questions is unsatisfying, to say the least. He argues that we need a popular revolution so overwhelming that even Republican legislators will bow down before its power and vote for things they abhor with every fiber of their beings, such as single-payer health care.

That, of course, is just not going to happen. So what do you do then? We saw a taste of the problem during the town hall. A questioner asked about D.C. statehood, and Sanders said that he supports it. Unfortunately, the entire Republican Party believes that since the 700,000 residents of D.C. are mostly Democrats, they shouldn’t have representation in the federal government. Pressed on how what he would do to make it happen, he said, “Uh, everything that we possibly can,” going on to say, “I hope that my Republican colleagues do the right thing.” Which is a way of saying he doesn’t doesn’t have any ideas. That doesn’t make him different from most people, but getting Republicans to support the rest of his agenda is no more likely than getting them to agree to make D.C. a state.

I have some strong doubts about basing my vote on the hope of voter revolution

Luckovich-That is Politician Speak for "Write me a bigger check"

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1100535576518905856

Trump might want to keep a closer eye on Texas

Texas is turning blue https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/22/trump-might-want-keep-closer-eye-texas/?utm_term=.dd55a4ad2888

The bad news? In 13 states he won in 2016, his approval rating is underwater. And in no state that he won in 2016 is his approval rating worse than in Texas.

Let’s visualize this another way. Let’s compare Trump’s margin of victory in each state in 2016 with his net approval; that is, the percentage of those who approve of him minus the percentage who disapprove. In 29 states, his approval is “underwater,” meaning that his disapproval is higher than his approval, and his net approval is a negative number. He won nine of those states in 2016.

Where the hunt for voter fraud is worse than the crime itself

I volunteer a great deal of time on voter protection efforts. Texas GOP has been trying to suppress the vote for a while. Texas had one of the worst voter id law laws in the country until Mark Veasey and the state party sued and got it gutted. Texas is heavily gerrymandered and has one of the worst voter registration laws in the country

Texas move toward turning blue and so the Texas GOP is at it again
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/where-the-hunt-for-voter-fraud-is-worse-than-the-crime-itself/2019/02/05/083bda5e-28c0-11e9-984d-9b8fba003e81_story.html?utm_term=.c8e156340f23

From there, predictably, the echo chamber took over.

“VOTER FRAUD ALERT,” tweeted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Abbott followed by retweeting Paxton and declaring flatly that this was evidence of “illegal vote registration. I support prosecution where appropriate.”

Then it blared from the biggest amplifier of all. “58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, with 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote,” President Trump tweeted at this latest purported evidence to support one of his favorite conspiracy theories. “These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. All over the country, especially in California, voter fraud is rampant. Must be stopped.”
Study after study has shown it is exceedingly rare for someone who is not a citizen to attempt to vote. And registrars across the state
immediately recognized the problems with both the claims of widespread illegal balloting and Whitley’s approach for rooting it out. In 2017, more than 1.8 million Texans were naturalized citizens. What is becoming apparent is that many who landed on the list are people who took their oath of citizenship since the last time they got a driver’s license.

In El Paso County, for instance, election administrator Lisa Wise saw one of her own staff members named on the list of 4,152 names she received. “We had a naturalization party for her” when the staffer became a citizen in 2017, Wise told the Texas Tribune. “She
had gone and gotten her driver’s license, I think, four years ago.”

The Texas democrats in the Senate have blocked Greg's nominee to be Sec. of State. We will be fighting this crap

Where the hunt for voter fraud is worse than the crime itself

I volunteer a great deal of time on voter protection efforts. Texas GOP has been trying to suppress the vote for a while. Texas had one of the worst voter id law laws in the country until Mark Veasey and the state party sued and got it gutted. Texas is heavily gerrymandered and has one of the worst voter registration laws in the country

Texas move toward turning blue and so the Texas GOP is at it again
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/where-the-hunt-for-voter-fraud-is-worse-than-the-crime-itself/2019/02/05/083bda5e-28c0-11e9-984d-9b8fba003e81_story.html?utm_term=.c8e156340f23

From there, predictably, the echo chamber took over.

“VOTER FRAUD ALERT,” tweeted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Abbott followed by retweeting Paxton and declaring flatly that this was evidence of “illegal vote registration. I support prosecution where appropriate.”

Then it blared from the biggest amplifier of all. “58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, with 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote,” President Trump tweeted at this latest purported evidence to support one of his favorite conspiracy theories. “These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. All over the country, especially in California, voter fraud is rampant. Must be stopped.”
Study after study has shown it is exceedingly rare for someone who is not a citizen to attempt to vote. And registrars across the state
immediately recognized the problems with both the claims of widespread illegal balloting and Whitley’s approach for rooting it out. In 2017, more than 1.8 million Texans were naturalized citizens. What is becoming apparent is that many who landed on the list are people who took their oath of citizenship since the last time they got a driver’s license.

In El Paso County, for instance, election administrator Lisa Wise saw one of her own staff members named on the list of 4,152 names she received. “We had a naturalization party for her” when the staffer became a citizen in 2017, Wise told the Texas Tribune. “She
had gone and gotten her driver’s license, I think, four years ago.”

The Texas democrats in the Senate have blocked Greg's nominee to be Sec. of State. We will be fighting this crap

12 Senators have come out against David Whitley's nomination to be our top election official.

https://twitter.com/TXCivilRights/status/1099024062574141441

02/24 Mike Luckovich: Who asked you?!

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1099043909542514688

Luckovich-The White House is a time share??

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1098727701446311936

Happy Birthday to Congressman John Lewis

https://twitter.com/JacksonLeeTX18/status/1098685819488034816
https://twitter.com/ShevrinJones/status/1098685735878709253
https://twitter.com/ericswalwell/status/1098684938168066054
https://twitter.com/zentients/status/1098681746390962181
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