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Conservative Pollster Warns Steve Bannon: ‘People Are Less Likely To Vote For A Republican’

Mark Mitchell, a pollster who works for the conservative Rasmussen polling organization, warned Thursday that recent surveys show that American voters are “less likely” to vote for a Republican candidate than they were just a year ago.

During an appearance on former Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, Mitchell noted that President Joe Biden’s poll numbers had risen considerably over the summer and Democrats have also made up significant ground in the generic congressional ballot. Once down by as much as 10 points, the two parties are almost even.

Mitchell also told Bannon:

“Look at the question. If the midterm elections were held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or for the Democrat candidate for Congress? And, you know, when somebody loses a lead like that, it’s a referendum on the party. Right?

“So, people are very concerned about all these topics. They look around and they see a lot of problems with the economy and they’re worried about being able to make their rent payment or whatever.”

The pollster added:

“But they are less likely to vote for Republicans — I think that’s a very clear signal — than they were a year ago. Much less likely than they were a year ago.”

Remember that “red wave” the GOP was promising at the beginning of the year? The wave now seems to be turning blue and could be disastrous for Republicans because Americans know they cannot be trusted.

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GOP ‘Commitment To America’ Ad Contains Video Footage Shot In Russia

The Republican Party might just as well change their name to the Russian Party, because once again they’re using something they imported from Moscow.

According to HuffPost, an ad for the GOP’s “Commitment to America” plan looks more like a commitment to Vladimir Putin, filled with stock video footage shot in both Russia and Ukraine.

The GOP’s video, “The Preamble to the Commitment to America,” opens with a narrator highlighting aspects of what it means to be an American.

“We celebrate the rich heritage of the American story and the vibrancy of the American Dream,” the voice says, over footage of a drilling rig at sunrise.

But this video snippet, an apparent nod to America’s natural resources, wasn’t filmed in America. It’s stock footage created by Serg Grbanoff, a filmmaker based in Russia.

There’s also a scene showing a little boy running in a field with a toy airplane in his hand. The words “Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are shown on the screen, an obvious reference to the Declaration of Independence, but the little boy likely wouldn’t have any idea what’s in that document because American history probably isn’t taught in Russian classrooms:

This clip was also created by Grbanoff, and also filmed in the Volgograd region. Here’s a screenshot of the image in the GOP’s video versus an original shot on Shutterstock’s website:

You might think the GOP would come clean and admit they screwed up, but instead, they tried to blame the messenger, with a spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) complaining:

“Interesting how you guys aren’t remotely interested on the issues facing the American people in the video.”

Also interesting how the GOP since Trump took over can’t manage to do anything without bowing a knee to their real home back in the frozen tundra of Mother Russia.

If it walks like a traitor, talks like a traitor, and makes ads like one, it’s a traitor.

 

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Sickening GOP Fundraising Email Asks: ‘Where Do You Want Republicans To Send Illegal Immigrants Next?’

Now that the Republican Party has made it clear they will do absolutely anything — including putting innocent people in harm’s way — for publicity and free media coverage, they’re now trying to raise money off their disgusting actions that endanger the lives of people who simply want to live in freedom and peace.

The GOP just sent out a fundraising email to supporters in which they not only beg for contributions, but also implore those who do contribute to tell answer a question: Where do you want us to send illegal immigrants next now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has shipped almost 50 of them to Martha’s Vineyard.

Business Insider notes:

A baked-in poll, which may not collect any data but definitely accepts donations, asks MAGA fans to choose which Democratic enclave to disrupt next: former President Barack Obama’s house, the White House, San Francisco, or some other location. The Martha’s Vineyard incident has sparked mounting lawsuits against DeSantis as well as a wave of calls for Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate potential criminal violations. 

Even though he has been indirectly critical of Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) revealed that he supported sending immigrants to Democratic locations, telling reporters. “I personally thought it was a good idea.”

But there were plenty of others who don’t think it’s a good idea, and harshly criticized the fundraising email.

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Kevin McCarthy Humiliates Himself With A Dr. Oz-Style Grocery Store Campaign Ad

We’ve all heard the old saying: Some people never learn.

One of those people is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who thought it’d be a great idea to shoot a campaign ad for the Republican Party’s “Commitment to America,” a warmed-over rehash of the 1994 GOP “Contract With America” that led to a government shutdown and helped get then-president Bill Clinton re-elected in 1996.

But McCarthy also decided he’d shoot the ad in a grocery store, despite Pennsylvania Republican senatorial candidate Mehmet Oz’s disaster when he filmed an ad featuring crudités (a.k.a. chopped veggies). Remember that head-shaking ad? If not, take a look, along with commentary from the Lincoln Project:

And now along comes McCarthy, Newsweek reports, and his ad is almost as bad as Oz’s:

It highlights less foreign dependence on energy to prevent increased gas prices at home, and discourages the continued reliance on China for medical and technological supplies. The platform also aims to “protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers.”

“Now, more than ever, Americans are struggling just to get by. They’re wondering if they can even make it. You know what’s worse? The country’s struggle goes beyond just the grocery store.”

And that’s when the ad gets downright dark:

He alludes to record-high violent crime, and the “national security crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border that includes elevated fentanyl-related deaths. He and GOP leadership, which includes Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and representatives Elise Stefanik of New York and Gary Palmer of Alabama, also blame liberals for school closures and lockdowns that have led to worse educational outcomes.

“The White House and the Democrat majority in Congress control Washington,” McCarthy said. “They’re in charge; this is their record. And yet, they want you to give them two more years of power.”

As you might expect, McCarthy neglected to mention that the GOP has some terrifying plans for this country if they take control of the House, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) noted on Thursday:

“House Republicans are doubling down on an extreme MAGA agenda: to criminalize women’s health care, to slash seniors’ Medicare (including with the repeal of the lower drug prices for seniors in the Inflation Reduction Act), and to attack our democracy.”

Those remarks were echoed by Massachusetts Representative Katherine Clark, another member of House Democratic leadership, who warned voters:

“House Republicans are making a ‘commitment’ to ban abortion nationwide and criminalize women’s health. We’re committed to stopping them.

“MAGA Republicans released a blueprint for extremism. Their vision is a future where women’s health care is criminalized, prescription drug costs skyrocket, and Social Security and Medicare are slashed. Republicans are a threat to every American’s freedom and security.”

Oh, and if McCarthy’s new ad isn’t bad enough, it also appears from recent polling that Democrats may well keep control of the House and add seats in the Senate because the GOP was stupid enough to choose Trump-endorsed candidates.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Likens ‘RINO’ Mitch McConnell To A Snake Whose Head Must Be Cut Off

With the midterm elections now less than two months away, it seems a civil war has broken out inside the Republican Party, with right-wing extremist GOPers who still steadfastly support former president Donald Trump and more mainstream members of the party openly sniping at each other.

The latest example of this phenomenon can be seen in remarks made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whom Greene compared to a snake that must be killed.

Greene is furious that McConnell has pulled some $10 million from Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters, who continues to fall further behind incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly.

During an appearance on Right Side Broadcasting with convicted felon Steve Bannon, Greene lashed out at McConnell:

“I have a message for Arizona: you guys have a major opportunity, and this is an opportunity, Steve, you’re going to understand exactly what I’m saying. Mitch McConnell is pulling his support and pulling money from backing Blake Masters for Senate, and he’s doing that because Blake Masters is not the type of senator Mitch McConnell wants in Washington. But Arizona has an opportunity that only they can pull off. If they elect Blake Masters and send him to the Senate here in Washington, D.C., they are going to be cutting the head off the snake and defeating Mitch McConnell, the RINO that has controlled the Senate for years now. This is the message that needs to be sent to Washington, Steve.”

While she was at it, Greene also reiterated her support for Christian nationalism, the same sort of political belief that helped spawn fascism in Germany, Italy, and Spain in the 20th century:

“Everyone knows this nation is, we’re about to have a complete revival. Because Americans know who our identity is. We are a Christian nation, we are a country of nationalism, we care about our borders, we care about our economy, we care about our children.”