Saturday, October 13, 2018

'We’ve never seen anything like this': GOP overwhelmed by Democratic cash

Mod: Broke ass Republican candidates for Congress are finding that the Golden Elephant might not be able to bail them out this year. This is something that they are not used to, and apparently are quite upset.

'We’ve never seen anything like this': GOP overwhelmed by Democratic cash (Politico link): A deluge of Democratic spending in the final days of the battle for the House has triggered recriminations among Republicans and forced the party to lean on its biggest patron to salvage their majority.

Since the end of July, Republican candidates in the 70 most contested races have reserved $60 million in TV ads, compared to $109 million for Democratic hopefuls, according to figures compiled by media trackers and reviewed by POLITICO. The disparity is almost certain to grow, as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes good on plans to spend nearly $80 million to help Democrats flip the House.

“From Democrat candidates to outside groups, we’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Brian Walsh, president of the pro-Trump America First Action super PAC. “They are dumping in cash by the truckload.”

Charlie Black, a longtime Republican Party hand who attended the breakfast, said the problem isn’t hard to diagnose: Democrats want to send a message to the president, so they’re pumping the war chests of House candidates with online donations.

“We’re raising more money than we usually do on our side, and they’re raising more than they ever do and it’s because of Trump," Black said. "He’s the great motivator.”

Mod: Dana Rohrabacher, the Orange County member of Congress often unkindly described as being Vladimir Putin's favorite, has been told by the GOP that he is on his own this year. 

Top GOP funding group snubs GOP incumbents Rohrabacher and Walters 3 weeks before midterm election (Los Angeles Times link): In a worrisome sign for two endangered Orange County lawmakers, a major Republican Party funding group has passed over the pair in its opening round of broadcast television advertising across Southern California.

The omission of Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Mimi Walters by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a political action committee closely aligned with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), comes at a crucial inflection point in the midterm election when the two parties begin assessing their likely winners and losers.

The decisions are particularly acute for the GOP, which is facing a tsunami of Democratic campaign cash ahead of a feared blue wave on Nov. 6.

Republicans are taking a cold-blooded look at races to decide where to put resources and where to withdraw resources to put somewhere else,” said Stuart Rothenberg, a nonpartisan election analyst who has spent decades sizing up campaigns.

The GOP has already cut loose several incumbents, including Reps. Mike Coffman in the Denver suburbs and Mike Bishop in southern Michigan.

Democrats need a gain of 23 seats nationwide to take control of the House.

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60 comments:

  1. If only we had a real businessman, it a politician, who could lead America.


    😂😂😂

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    1. What kind of business man puts the nation into trillions of dollars of additional debt? Oh, that's right. A businessman who could depend on the Russians and Saudis to bail him out.

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    2. The Trump administration is headed for a gigantic debt headache
      Debt levels are piling up in the government, pushing borrowing costs higher.
      The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it will be increasing the size of its auctions to help pay for burgeoning budget deficits.
      While the Trump administration has said that economic growth would make up for shortfalls from tax cuts and spending increases, the early results do not bear that out.

      https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/02/the-trump-administration-is-headed-for-a-gigantic-debt-headache.html

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  2. Yep, just listen to the news and believe it will happen. I am betting that you will continue to be disappointed as you were before, but it will give you a lot to write about as you have for the last 18 months or so...

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    1. Obama is a communist Christian Muslim!

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  3. FiveThirtyEight gives Democrats a 76.9 percent chance of winning the House one month before Election Day. Its odds for Clinton's victory two years ago was 71.4 percent.

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    1. As has been said many times before, the polls were right. Clinton won the 2016 Presidential election by 3 million votes. Trump was given the presidency by a slavery era institution known as the Electoral College.

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    2. And the GOP May just hold its grip on the House by the equally pernicious institution of gerrymandering.

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  4. I looked at the latest poll in the Tennessee Senate race and saw the actual number of people polled. They called 28,670 and only 593 people picked up the phone and took part in the poll, so the only reliable information I can gather from this poll is 28,073 people out of 28,670 do not answer their phone if they do not recognize the number.

    I only know one person who picks up the phone no matter who calls and he's 86 years old and spends most of the day yelling at the TV.

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  5. Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show

    Confidential documents reviewed by The Times indicate that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, probably paid little or no income tax from 2009 to 2016.

    Over the past decade, Jared Kushner’s family company has spent billions of dollars buying real estate. His personal stock investments have soared. His net worth has quintupled to almost $324 million.

    And yet, for several years running, Mr. Kushner — President Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser — appears to have paid almost no federal income taxes, according to confidential financial documents reviewed by The New York Times.

    His low tax bills are the result of a common tax-minimizing maneuver that, year after year, generated millions of dollars in losses for Mr. Kushner, according to the documents. But the losses were only on paper — Mr. Kushner and his company did not appear to actually lose any money. The losses were driven by depreciation, a tax benefit that lets real estate investors deduct a portion of the cost of their buildings from their taxable income every year.

    In 2015, for example, Mr. Kushner took home $1.7 million in salary and investment gains. But those earnings were swamped by $8.3 million of losses, largely because of “significant depreciation” that Mr. Kushner and his company took on their real estate, according to the documents reviewed by The Times.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/business/jared-kushner-taxes.html

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    1. The notion of depreciation losses is absurd for assets, such as real estate, that generally increase over time.

      What is needed is a Constituional Amendment that allows for the taxation of wealth.

      A trust fund baby can inherit millions at a new cost basis and never pay taxes even though the various and massive federal and state infrastructures paid for by tax payors supports that wealth and the trust fund baby’s lifestyle.

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  6. So, it seems you are still mad at the established system and when it works against your beliefs it is wrong. Why has taken so long to make a change??

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    1. If you don't change, and stay stuck in the same opinions forever, you are always wrong.

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  7. I know where the money went, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/business/jared-kushner-taxes.html

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  8. The Dems remind me of the over the top spending that happens in Sierra Madre from the Dirts, both groups or the DemDirts use the same tactics and deceit.

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    1. Dirt Daddy Doyle is a Republican.

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    2. Yep...the Dirts always outspend the good guys.

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    3. So is John "The Great Tax Fighter" Capoccia.

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    4. The Dirts, regardless of which party they belong to, are the slaves of union cash, Realtor cash, and developer cash. And they will raise your taxes in a heartbeat to give their masters what they want. If you think the Goss/Capoccia/Harabedian parcel tax is just for the library, then you are a fool.

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  9. The more cash that is spent creates more jobs, thank President Trump.
    The anger created from the we go high or the we are high group slogan has only fuled the flames of resistance to their insanity, the Red Wave will wash over the not so cool blue.

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    1. Thank you, Kanye.

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    2. I don't care about how many people have jobs. That should not be a metric of success. In the process the human race is killing itself just for a few years of jobs. That shows how stoopid we really are.

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  10. That's billionaire Rapper Kanye, thank you.

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    1. Kanye West: $30 million - Forbes
      https://www.forbes.com/pictures/eeel45emedh/6-kanye-west-30-million/

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  11. The Dems redistricting of cities keeps voting power for them but it also keeps your kids in low performing public education, California is a mess.

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    1. The PUSD area practices a form of education apartheid. Public schools for blacks and Hispanics, private schools for whites. Bashing the public schools as you have done is a part of that racism.

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    2. 9:36, your missing the most important part: the private school kids have parents that can afford it, I don’t see how keeping non whites out of these private schools can be blamed on PUSD.

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    3. Damn. That is a really stupid comment.

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    4. 9:59’s next comment will resort to name calling. Likely a bitter white that can’t afford to get his kids in private schools so blames it on the district.

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    5. True. Not every white parent can afford to keep their kids away from those troublesome minorities. Thank God for vouchers!

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    6. 9:31 I chuckled as I read your comment while on the campus of one of the best universities on the planet that my former PUSD child attends.

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    7. Are you laughing as well about the 3 PUSD schools that are closing due to lack of attendance?

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    8. Keeping them open would be a victory for you 12:03 b/c either way you get to gripe.

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    9. How is it everyone missed the intent of the apartheid comment? Was it deliberate?

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    10. 12:06 is making less and less sense.

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    11. 12:06. You didn’t say how, what, where, when, or why, but 96% of Trumpsters would agree with such vacant pronouncements. Congrats! You could be President of the US!

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  12. Sierra Madre resident sheep will vote for the parcel tax, they did for the UUT and "they" resident sheep did for the removal of the Sunset Clause which would have kept City Council honest.

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    1. How any taxes has Sierra Madre passed that were supposed to "save the library." Now there is going to be a parcel tax that will "save the library?"

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  13. 9:26am how do you propose human beings function in this society without jobs?
    Are you your "Brothers Keeper"?

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  14. 9:36am ahem, I support school vouchers so why you want to keep persons of color in chains? Fake White sympathy blogger.

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    1. Do you support pigs that fly?

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    2. Everyone knows that school vouchers are nothing more than yet another way to get the poor and lower-middle to middle-middle classes, who still can’t afford to use them, to subsidize the upper-middle and upper classes.

      The resulting reduction in the quality of public school education also helps maintain a ready class of low wage people to perform the work that keeps the upper-middle and upper classes living luxuriously at minimal cost.

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  15. Why "save" Sierra Madre the village is spending itself into BANKRUPTCY.

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  16. Support CALPERS vote for the Library Parcel Tax.

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  17. Flying Pigs are a better bet than flying cars!

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  18. Crazy Dana Rohrabacher
    The congressman for California's 48th district wants you to think he's a supercool surf dude who feels your pain. He's actually a Russia-loving, Trump-worshiping coward who avoids his constituents as if they carried a deadly virus. Heck, try giving him a call. You'll never hear back (Unless you're pledging a big donation).
    https://crazydana.com/2017/11/25/the-traitor/

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  19. South Pasadena has the right idea on their Library and the community room so what is Sierra Madre's problem? Poor planning and throwing good money at a Library the town can't afford.

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  20. It’s not and never has been about jobs.

    It’s about a small percentage of white males, losers who are too dim to look inward and see that they are responsible for their own status and fate. They’re too lazy to educate themselves for a modern economy and too angry for any woman to want them.

    They are known as Trump’s Base.

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    1. yeah but how did they stumble from the trailer park after two 6 packs of bud light to the polling place?

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  21. Guess the combination of a Canadian & Cuban does not make a tough enough Texan these days, vote him out ASAP if not sooner. https://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/sen-ted-cruz-backs-out-of-cnn-debate-with-beto-o-rourke/1510270904

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  22. 11:11am affirmative action lotto slot for diversity on campus?

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  23. 11:30am is that with or without you building "the wall".

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  24. 10:18am we pledge our money on Rohorbacher getting reelected.

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  25. 10:32am - Ahh Mazie, Shut Up and Sit Down!

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  26. COVER UP!!!!!! https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bbe1755e4b028e1fe440989

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  27. Wonder why your water will taste funny, along with the fish that are caught in the Golf of Mexico? https://www.occupy.com/article/epa-plans-allow-unlimited-dumping-fracking-wastewater-gulf-mexico#sthash.VNWV3Qct.AVCkJeAp.dpbs

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    1. I never fish near the 3rd or 14th holes.

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  28. Don't you know that the sewage rom coastal Mexico dumps into the Pacfic who cares about fracking waste water when the dump from the rump isn't being treated.

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  29. This is a prime example of street thugs who support 'trumpy' much like Hitler has his 'brown shirts' in Germany and else where. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFIZiBKht7Q

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