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Congress Elections GOP GOP Whining

Jim Jordan Is About To Be Redistricted Right Out Of His Congressional Seat

Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) dream of another term in the House of Representatives is in serious jeopardy based on a redistricting map that has been submitted which would all but guarantee that the controversial congressman will lose in the 2022 midterm elections.

That map, according to Fox News, has set of howls of protest from supporters and allies of Jordan:

The Buckeye State’s Senate Republican Party proposed a redistricting map last week that turned heads and drew ire from Jordan’s allies.

According to the proposed map, Jordan could be billed up against Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio for the 4th Congressional District’s seat.

According to Kevin Eichinger, a spokesperson for Jordan, the motive of the Ohio GOP is clear: To assure the incumbent cannot possibly win reelection:

“John Boehner tried to draw Mr. Jordan out 10 years ago. It didn’t work then. It won’t work now. Mr. Jordan is running for reelection.”

If that’s the case, then why even bother to comment on the matter? Sounds like the real fear within the Jordan camp is having to run against a black woman in a new district that would have an even greater number of African-American voters. Jordan, as you might expect, has never been popular in the black community.

Earlier this year, Democrat Jeffrey Sites announced he would be running against Jordan next year. Sites has done well with fundraising and also has an active presence on social media.

The new map does indeed change the makeup of the district Jordan currently represents:

Of course, no one is more to blame for possibly costing Jordan another term in office than he is. His confrontational style and fanatical worship of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump haven’t exactly endeared him to many in his district.

Additionally, Jordan’s inconsistent statements on the issue of sexual assault that took place inside the Ohio State University men’s wrestling program while he was an assistant coach on the team has also cost him support.

Former wrestlers allege Jordan knew some of the students on the team were being molested and raped by the team doctor, Richard Strauss. Jordan never reported any such abuse to the university.

 

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Congress Elections GOP WTF?!

MTG Reveals Her Terrifying ‘Plans’ For The US If The GOP Wins The 2022 Election

Other than perhaps a few of her extreme right-wing colleagues in the House of Representatives — i.e. Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is one of the most unhinged and blatantly ignorant of all the Republicans who currently serve in Congress, and she regularly makes sure that we all know just how willfully ignorant and rabidly racist she is and always will be.

Greene is currently looking ahead to the 2022 midterm election, when the GOP has a chance to make some gains in the House and Senate, though considering the low quality of the candidates the Republicans are running, they could easily manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

The Georgia congresswoman has some ideas about what she wants to see happen if Republicans do happen to retake Congress next November, and she laid them out on Twitter, proving that not only is she a moron, she’s also a demented proto-fascist who believes authoritarian rule is the way to go in the United States as long as the right-wing fanatics she admires are the ones calling the shots and lining up those who disagree with them for extermination.

You can probably guess what Greene has at the top her list: Impeaching President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. You can expect Republicans to make that a priority if they manage to win next year. They feel they need to do it as payback for the two impeachments of their Lord and Savior, Donald Trump.

Here’s the full rundown from Greene, taken from her Twitter feed:

Just a few ideas to start with, huh? Turning the United States into a totalitarian state where you take revenge on anyone who disagrees with you.

However, there’s one problem with Greene’s extremist wish list: She forgot to mention the concentration camps and firing squads she has planned for all of us who disagree with her.

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Abortion Elections GOP

This Viral Video Shows How The Texas Anti-Abortion Law May Cost Republicans The 2022 Midterms

When they passed the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation, the Texas GOP legislators probably thought they had just accomplished something monumental that would delight many of their conservative constituents.

But it turns out they may well have guaranteed that Republicans lose the 2022 midterm elections.

As Nicolle Wallace noted on her show Monday afternoon, the Texas bill is a nightmare for the GOP:

“With Republicans now traipsing into the arms of the most extreme elements of the GOP base with the law that all the bans of abortion in Texas and turns neighbors and friends into bounty hunters, the question is this, what are Democrats going to with their control of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the White House to protect reproductive freedoms, not just for the women of Texas but for all the women in this country?”

Wallace then played a video from author Don Winslow that has gone viral with over 2 million views and is, the host added “likely a preview of what’s to come in terms of motivating women and Democratic voters to activism.”

In the ad, young women are shown crying as a narrator says:

“If I’m beaten and raped in the state of Texas, I have to give birth to the baby of my rapist. If am raped by my father, brother, or uncle and get pregnant in the state of Texas, I have to give birth to the baby of my family abuser.

“This is madness. The same people protesting and screaming ‘My body, my choice’ when it comes to the Covid vaccine are now saying I don’t have any control over my own body.”

After showing the ad, Wallace told viewers:

“That ad has had more than 2 million views and is likely to represent the tip of the spear in activating the same voices and people who spilled into the streets of the nation’s capital and cities across the country in 2016 and 2017 after Donald Trump’s election and inauguration.”

Time to take the right-wing dream of banning a woman’s right to choose and making them pay at the ballot box. That’s how we destroy their chances of ever attempting to repress women again.

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Coronavirus Elections GOP

Florida Pollster: DeSantis’ Failure On COVID Could Hand The State To Democrats In 2022

Not so long ago, many in the Republican Party saw Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis as the most likely standard bearer for the party in the 2024 presidential sweepstakes, the man who would carry on the Trump legacy minus all the negatives associated with the failed, one-term former president.

Now, however, DeSantis’ stock is sinking by the day, as COVID ravages his state and he tries to prevent school districts in the state from imposing mask mandates on students.

Things are going so badly for DeSantis that there’s increasing discussion that the Florida governor may not even win reelection next year, which would destroy his chances of being a presidential contender.

Florida Democratic pollster Fernand Amandi explained Wednesday during an appearance on MSNBC just how far DeSantis has fallen over the past few months:

“The biggest story in Florida is this notion that Emperor DeSantis has no clothes. Five days ago today, they issued a 48-hour threat to two Florida school districts. Within 48 hours or by Monday morning they did not rescind their mask mandates, they’re going to issue punitive damages. What has happened since those threats were issued last week. Nine additional counties as the poll alluded to, 52 percent of students in the entire state of Florida are operating in districts with mask mandates and I think that’s only the beginning.”

Amandi said he believes that even more counties are about to buck DeSantis’ threats of withholding state education funds, and that will only serve to make the governor look even weaker:

“I think that, more than anything else, speaks to the political weakness that this governor has chosen on an issue that’s not only anti-science and against all medical advice, it is against all practical, political reasons to do this when parents overwhelmingly want to take every measure possible to protect their children from acquiring COVID in the worse environment of COVID that we have seen yet.”

That leaves Florida wide open for Democrats, Amandi concluded:

“Not only Florida is competitive, it would be a foolish decision not to engage because you have both Democratic contenders, Commissioner Nicky Freed and Val Demings, if that political reality happens, I think Florida is to take things if Democrats make the decision to invest now and say we can win this state based on DeSantis’ incompetence and disaster mismanagement of this pandemic.”

Imagine it. Florida with a Democratic governor and U.S. Senator. That would completely flip the longtime logic of Florida being a red state and all but seal the fate of the GOP in a state they cannot afford to lose.

Here’s Fernand Amandi on MSNBC:

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Elections GOP U.S. Senate

Big Trouble For Little Marco: Val Demings Is Tied With Rubio In Florida Senate Race

A new poll in the 2022 Florida Senate race has bad news for incumbent Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.

The latest St. Pete Polls survey shows Rubio only holds a narrow two-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Rep. Val Demings. Rubio leads 48 to 46 percent, which is well within the margin of error, meaning that the two are in a statistical tie, something that has to alarm Rubio and the GOP, which is desperate to gain seats in the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.

 

And that’s not the only bad news for Republicans when it comes to the Sunshine State.

Ron DeSantis, the incumbent governor of Florida, has seen his poll numbers collapse as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit the state particularly hard. Florida is regularly the state with the most daily cases and deaths from coronavirus, and DeSantis’ stance against mask mandates isn’t helping his popularity.

A poll released ten days ago shows that DeSantis’ popularity has fallen by a full 10 points:

“(The poll) found that of 3,952 respondents to the poll on 2 and 3 August, as few as 44 per cent approved of the Florida Republican.”

That same poll also had bad news for DeSantis on the issue of mask mandates, with 62% of respondents saying they think masks should be required for all schoolchildren. The governor has threatened to punish school districts in the state that mandate the wearing of masks.

DeSantis is locked in a difficult race for reelection with Democratic front-runner Charlie Crist, who is the former governor of Florida and has significant name recognition among voters.

If Florida happens to elect both Demings and Crist, 2022 will wind up being a disaster for Republicans, especially since many in the GOP see DeSantis as one of the top candidates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.