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(RepublicanWire.org) – Hillary Clinton compared Trump supporters to Nazis. She also compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

Clinton said, “I remember as a young student, you know, trying to figure out how people get basically brought in by Hitler.”

“How did that happen?” Clinton asked. “I’d watch newsreels, and I’d see this guy standing up there ranting and raving and people shouting and raising their arms. I thought, ‘What’s happened to these people?’”

Clinton continued, “You saw the rally in Ohio the other night, Trump is there ranting and raving for more than an hour, and you have these rows of young men with their arms raised. I thought, what is going on?”

Clinton ended with, “I think it is fair to say we’re in a struggle between democracy and autocracy.”

Trump addressed the crowd, “My fellow citizens, this incredible journey we’re on together has only just begun, and it is time to start talking about greatness for our country again. We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious American nation.”

Trump’s spokesperson Budowich said that Clinton is “using some of the most disgusting smears imaginable.”

Budowich added, “It seems like perpetual-failed-candidate Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables has run stale, not unlike herself. It’s pathetic, it’s divisive, and it is further cementing her legacy of cringe.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y., and six other Democratic senators were spotted dining at Trattoria Alberto, a swanky Italian restaurant in Washington, on Monday evening, and the group was talking loud enough to be heard by other patrons, according to Punchbowl News. Schumer reportedly expressed confidence that Democrats would keep the Senate come November but said Republicans had a 60% chance of taking the House.

“During the dinner, Schumer let loose on a whole range of topics. Schumer spoke loudly, and his remarks were overheard by other patrons in the restaurant — and confirmed by multiple sources,” Punchbowl reported.

The other Democratic senators who were at dinner with Schumer when he made these comments were Delaware’s Chris Coons and Tom Carper, Arizona’s Mark Kelly, Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen, Colorado’s John Hickenlooper and Illinois’ Dick Durbin.

Schumer’s doubts about the Democratic majority in the House are a stark contrast to Pelosi’s own comments on Tuesday, in which she indicated a belief that Democrats will actually add to their House majority.

But Schumer’s comments at his Monday night dinner did not sound as confident as Pelosi’s speculation that Democrats will keep control of the House.

Punchbowl also reported on Schumer’s various other comments overheard at the dinner, regarding upcoming elections, as well as the current political landscape.

In regards to elections and political offices, the Schumer allegedly said that he believes former President Donald Trump will run again in 2024; Kevin McCarthy, the current House Minority Leader, “sucks up” to Trump; Democrats don’t look likely to win the Iowa Senate race; and Arizona’s Senate race will get more closely contested if Peter Thiel, a tech billionaire, decides to start pouring money into boosting Republican candidate Blake Masters.

On more current issues not directly related to the elections, Schumer also reportedly criticized Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for saying that taxation was like “inflation” for wealthy Americans. Punchbowl reported that Schumer called that “ridiculous.”

Schumer also reportedly blamed former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Democrats’ failure to gain more House seats during the redistricting in New York.

Though the overheard discussion reportedly covered a broad range of topics, it seemed to come at a crucial time in light of Pelosi’s comments and the status of congressional races throughout the country.

(RepublicanWire.org) – West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is weighing in with criticism against President Joe Biden’s college debt relief plan, joining other centrists who have taken shots at the move.

‘I just think there’s a better way to do it. You have to earn it,’ he told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday, joining GOP criticism of the plan that wipes away college loans for people who meet income thresholds.

Manchin provided crucial support for Biden’s Inflation Adjustment Act, which the White House sold in part by pointing to an expected $300 billion in debt relief funded in part through a new surtax on stock buybacks.

Biden gave him the pen when he inked the deal into law, and had Manchin back at the White House last week for another event.

His last-minute deal with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer brought the final package together.

Manchin also called the debt forgiveness program, which Biden undertook using executive authority that could bring a legal challenge, ‘excessive,’ Business Insider reported.

Now he is adding criticism to that of other Democrats to Biden’s plan, which provides up to $10,000 in student loan debt relief to individuals earning up to $125,000, with up to $20,000 in relief for Pell Grant recipients.

Among the first to take a shot at the proposal was Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, who is in a tight race against Trump-backed Senate candidate J.D. Vance in Ohio.

‘As someone who’s paying off my own family’s student loans, I know the costs of higher education are too high,’ Ryan said late last month. ‘And while there’s no doubt that a college education should be about opening opportunities, waiving debt for those already on a trajectory to financial security sends the wrong message to the millions of Ohioans without a degree working just as hard to make ends meet.’

‘While immediate relief to families is important, one-time debt cancellation does not solve the underlying problem,’ said Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is up for reelection late last month after Biden announced the plan.

The White House did not have a cost estimate when it first announced the move, citing uncertainty about how many borrowers would participate, then eventually came out with an estimate that it might cost $240 billion over a decade.

Some outside analysts quickly said it could cost up to $500 billion, while the Penn Wharton model predicts it could cost up to $1 trillion.

Voters were split 48-43 on Biden’s plan, according to a Politico / Morning Consult poll last week.

Biden announced the plan last month to address cumulative student loan debt that has ballooned to $1.6 trillion and impacts 45 million borrowers, according to the White House.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin did not mince words about Fairfax County’s transgender school policy. Youngkin said, “biological boys” should not be competing against “biological girls” in sports. This should not be a controversial take, but in today’s day and age, it seems controversial.

During a Parents Matter rally in Fairfax County, hosted by Youngkin, he ripped into the transgender school policy.

Youngkin said, “They think that parents have no right to know what your child is discussing with their teacher or their counselor, particularly when some of the most important topics, most important topics that a child may want to discuss are being determined. What’s their name? What pronoun will they use? How are they going to express their gender? This is a decision that bureaucrats in Fairfax County believe that they should be able to make without telling parents.”

During an interview, Youngkin continued his condemnation of “progressive liberals trying to push parents out of their children’s lives.”

Youngkin added, “What I’m continually surprised by is really the approach that would push parents out of any decision that’s material in their child’s life – and to write a regulation for a school that says don’t tell parents, is just wrong. And in fact, in Virginia code, says parents have a fundamental right to make decisions with regards to their child’s education, upbringing in care, and I don’t know any topic you just discussed that isn’t in that category, and therefore they’re required to speak to parents.”

“I find this whole discussion of where school systems and particularly this one is led by progressive liberals trying to push parents out of their children’s lives is something that the voters spoke loudly on last year. And I think they’re going to speak loudly on it again and again and again until they’re fully engaged in their children’s lives.”

It is becoming a common theme for biological males to compete in women’s sports. It is wrong, and it is unfair to the women who have worked hard to have the opportunity to win in their respective sports. For all those politicians who claim to be women’s rights advocates, they are nowhere to be found on this issue because they don’t think it will benefit them politically.

Youngkin concluded by saying, “The idea that these particular decisions with regards to children who are really trying to make some very tough decisions in their lives, first are going to exclude parents, and then second of all are going to rely on folks that may not share the family’s values in those decisions, I just think this is just fundamentally wrong.”

“We need to meet every child where they are. We need to respect every child, we need to love every child and understand the difficulties of these decisions. And how in the world could you not involve parents in that process?” Finally, I don’t think that biological boys should be playing sports with biological girls. I don’t think that locker rooms should be locker rooms where a child can choose which one to go into.”

Youngkin is correct. It is fundamentally wrong, and parents will have their voices heard in November.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia doubled his income after being elected senator, with more than half of his income coming from book deals and outside employment, according to Senate financial disclosures he filed on Aug. 15.

Warnock made roughly $541,000 in 2021 and was paid over $364,000 from outside sources in addition to his $174,000 Senate salary, according to his financial disclosures. As a result of these outside payments, the Georgia Democrat made over double his previous salary, which was $221,602 in 2020, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Warnock received $243,750 from Penguin Random House for his book, which was published in June, according to the disclosures. Ebenezer Baptist Church also paid Warnock $120,964 for his position as senior pastor in 2021, this payment included a $7,417-per-month housing allowance, the Free Beacon reported.

The senator took most of the church’s money as a housing allowance, allowing him to avoid the Senate’s $29,000 outside income cap, according to the Free Beacon. Previously, during the 2020 Georgia senatorial runoff election, Warnock accused his opponent, former Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, of “using the people’s seat to enrich yourself.”

Warnock also collected tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from political action committees (PACs) funded by large corporations this election cycle. At the same time, the senator claims that he has “never taken a dime of corporate PAC money” and pledged not to do so.

Warnock took money for that campaign from a private-sector firm that is buying up private homes to then rent out after he warned about corporations doing that very thing during his campaign.

Warnock’s campaign took $29,600 during the first and second quarters of 2022 from Democratic leadership PACs that have in turn accepted $1.6 million from corporate-backed PACs since 2003, according to Federal Election Commission records (FEC).

“Raphael Warnock is the ultimate actor,” Lawson, the GOP strategist, said at the time. “Whether it’s in terms of his voting record for billions in wasteful spending or taking huge sums from liberal corporate mega-donors. He’s the ultimate hypocrite and I think Georgia voters see through his lies and his hypocrisy.”

Warnock will face off in November against Republican candidate Herschel Walker, a retired NFL player. The senator leads Walker by two points, according to a FiveThirtyEight polling average.

(RepublicanWire.org) – One of the first things that Charlie Crist did when he won the Democratic primary for the governor’s race in Florida was to step in it big time by insulting Floridians who might support Gov. Ron DeSantis. He told them he didn’t want their vote and claimed they had “hate in their heart.” He then dug the hole deeper with his hilarious praise of Joe Biden which isn’t going to go over well in Florida.

But Crist wasn’t finished stepping in it yet. He attacked DeSantis, “I’m not one to use those sort of strong words, unless they’re true… He’s a barbaric, wannabe dictator.” It’s hard to get someone more wrong than Charlie Crist.

One of the things that makes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis such a perfect candidate is that, unlike Charlie Crist, he has a pitch-perfect natural response. When he was asked what he thought of Crist calling him a dictator, his response was gold, especially the dismissive little smiling head shake movement at the beginning.

“Over the last couple of years, you had people who kept wanting to lock people down, I was one of the few in this country that lifted people up,” DeSantis declared. “We protected people’s freedoms, jobs, businesses. We made sure kids could be in school, and we liberated 22 million Floridians from local mandates and restrictions. We protected them against vax mandates so they could keep working.”

DeSantis noted how the Democrats wanted to lock everyone down, “And I would note, you go back to the summer of 2020, I got a letter from every Democrat member of the U.S. House saying: ‘You need to shut down Florida,’ in July of 2020. If we had done that, this state would be in the toilet right now. We made the right decision by keeping the state open…So I think the people that are dictatorial are the ones that want to lock you down. I think the people that are dictatorial are the ones who wanted to lock kids out of school for a year, which all of them wanted to do here in Florida and I stopped it and made sure the kids could be in school…I think it’s dictatorial to say that someone should lose their job based on their choice about whether to get a COVID shot or not. So that’s just the reality.”

That letter was signed by Charlie Crist, among others. So Crist would have helped to destroy the state — if DeSantis had paid attention to Democrats.

DeSantis finished with the fact that people have been fleeing Democratic states for Florida because of that, “And the reason why we’re setting tourism records, the reason why we’re the number one state for net in-migration is because people understand that we’ve stood for freedom.”

Now that’s a priceless reaction. Unlike Crist, DeSantis is not attacking people or saying he doesn’t want their vote — he’s saying why Florida is the place to be, and why protecting people’s freedoms is the choice that should be made. Some dictator.

Indeed, DeSantis has spoken out against authoritarian regimes. DeSantis had previously said it was insulting to the people of Florida who fled real dictatorial regimes to come to Florida to refer to Florida as a dictatorial regime.

DeSantis also skewered Crist on Tucker Carlson’s show, and said it wasn’t about “hate” in people’s hearts but people’s appreciation that a governor would fight for their freedoms.

But that’s the problem with Democrats like Crist — they falsely toss around the term while not taking a look in the mirror about how they themselves are acting. It’s the Democrats who are taking steps every day down the road toward a leftist dictatorship.

(RepublicanWire.org) – As election night 2022 gets closer, Democrats fear Americans are going to hold them responsible for soaring inflation, gas, and food prices.

And while most midterm elections favor the party not in the White House, Democrats have an especially difficult uphill battle to wage.

Democrat campaign ads have more than the usual “I’m independent” edge to them this year in an attempt to distance themselves from a very unpopular president and economic calamity. 

A recent report from Fox News Digital found that the trend for Democrats across the country is to campaign on instances, real or perhaps perceived, where not only did they break with their own party and Joe Biden, but were able to work with Republicans.

Some are just adopting outright conservative positions.

Take Rep. Dan Kildee in Michigan, who touts that he “pushed to cut the gas tax and hire more police officers.” He continues in the ad saying, “And while none of this will make me popular in Washington, I’m focused on doing what’s right for Michigan.”

Inflation, military service, and law and order are also big themes for Maine Democrat Jared Golden.

Golden wants voters to think he’s very independent and stands up to his own party, which is false. He votes with Biden 86% of the time.

Far-left Pennsylvania Senate candidate and Bernie Sanders supporter John Fetterman wants you to know that Washington is the source of all your problems. 

The Washington insiders, you see, broke the supply chain and “spiked inflation.” That’s why we need to cut taxes.

Of course, Washington is entirely run by the Democrats. And they just passed a massive tax hike bill.

While running from the Democrat Party and Joe Biden, Democrat candidates are touting crossing the aisle abilities to work with Republicans. Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids has done just that.

Richards notes that she “stood up to her own party” against congressional pay raises and insider trading among Members of Congress. 

In essence, she’s unintentionally saying that the Democrats are the party of congressional pay raises and insider trading among Members of Congress. Seems like a strange thing to say, no?

Alas, Davids votes with Biden 100% of the time.

Some Democrat candidates may appear to be saying just enough to achieve that independent, not-afraid-to-against-the-party vibe, but Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur is one of the strongest to distance herself from the party.

The narrator is heard in her as saying, “Joe Biden is letting Ohio solar manufacturers be undercut by China, but Marcy Kaptur is fighting back.” Then there is the statement that Kaptur “is not working for Biden,” but is “working with Republican Rob Portman, protecting our jobs.”

As Democrats scurry to the center before the election, is it a strategy that will be successful when 70% of voters think the country is moving in the wrong direction? It may have some effect on Senate races.

The Cook Political Report has deemed several key Senate races “toss ups,” including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Democrat strategist Kevin Walling believes that “Democrats should absolutely campaign on the Inflation Reduction Act…” 

However, Nathan Brand, spokesman for the Republican National Committee lays it out bluntly when he said, “Joe Biden is one of the least popular presidents in modern history. Democrats tout tax hikes as ‘wins,’ and Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Democrats have enriched left-wing special interests and done nothing to alleviate the pain struggling Americans face every day because of Joe Biden. Biden remains a burden to every Democrat running in November.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – A new poll shows who is in the running lead for the Democrat presidential candidate if now-president Joe Biden decides not to run again for re-election in 2024. 

A NewsNation-Decision Desk HQ poll revealed that a mere 31 percent of Democrats would prefer vice president Kamala Harris to run in 2024 rather than Biden. 

On the contrary, 17 percent of Democrat voters would choose Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif). 

The poll also found that 30 percent of Democrats did not want Biden to run at all, while 61 percent of voters overall agree with Biden leaving the spotlight as well. 

Other Democrat candidates included Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) with less than 10 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) at a thin 13 percent support. 

This comes after a CNN poll found that 75 percent of Democratic-leaning voters want Biden out of the Oval Office, with nearly half them having doubts that he would even have a chance of winning. 

Democrats support for the president is quickly dwindling as Americans are getting tired of paying sky high prices for groceries and gas, while also having to see the leader of the U.S. not knowing where he is half the time. 

This despite Biden repeatedly saying he will seek a second term. The almost 80 year-old has been an embarrassment and laughingstock for the country and the American people. 

His border policies have driven thousands of illegal migrants into the U.S. along with a crippling economy that Republicans have declared a recession. A change is needed and according to polls, voters are ready for a new president. 

(RepublicanWire.org) – Democratic Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes, who was caught paying her family tens of thousands of dollars since entering Congress has continued to pay her children with campaign funds.

During the second quarter of 2022, Hayes paid her son David Crenshaw $1,245.65 from her campaign fund. Since entering Congress, she has paid her son $18,283.08.

During the fourth quarter of 2021 Hayes used her campaign fund, called “Friends of Jahana Hayes,” to pay her son $15,118.54 since entering Congress.

FEC records show that Hayes paid over $15,000 in increments of $282.47 each to a person with the name “David Crenshaw” under the category of “Payroll.” In 2018, the Hartford Courant reported Hayes’ son, David Crenshaw, age 24, joined Hayes to celebrate her congressional victory.

During the forth quarter of 2021, “Friends of Jahana Hayes” paid Hayes’ daughter, Asia Clermont, $2,551.41 from her campaign fund in increments of $359.25 each, and since entering Congress, she has paid her daughter $21,299.03.

Despite scrutiny for paying her adult children tens of thousands of dollars to store passwords on her campaign,  FEC records show Hayes is still paying her daughter Asia upwards of $700 per month.

The records became available July 15.

The latest FEC records show Hayes is still paying her son David around $300 per month.

Hayes also reimbursed herself $250 dollars for “petty cash.” The FEC has strict rules about petty cash reimbursements.

Republican Connecticut candidate George Logan has called on the House Committee on Ethics to investigate the legitimacy of her children’s employment. Barbara Ellis, the manager of Hayes’ reelection campaign, said Hayes’ daughter handles campaign scheduling for her mother and Hayes’ son does digital and tech support. 

(RepublicanWire.org) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a warning that globalist billionaire George Soros is aggressively attempting to rig the upcoming midterm elections.

The re-election campaign of Ron DeSantis has released a Spanish-language public service announcement warning Hispanic voters that George Soros is distributing false information in order to rig the election.

Soros just founded The Latino Media Network (LMN), a new far-left organization that is buying all Spanish-language radio stations in the United States.

So far, LMN has bought 18 conservative local radio stations in the United States.

According to DeSantis’s campaign alert, “George Soros’ purchase of Hispanic radio stations meant to misinform the community.”

“The Spanish-language ‘Alerta’ ad was submitted to run on Miami radio stations (WAQI-AM and WQBA-AM) and warns listeners of the leftist motives behind his media ventures,” a statement from DeSantis declared.

“WAQI-AM and WQBA-AM were recently announced as part of the Soros-backed acquisition of Spanish Language radio.”

Foxnews.com reports: Stephanie Valencia, a former White House staffer during the Obama administration and Jess Morales Rocketto, a former Hillary for America and AFL-CIO employee, are leading the project, and say their purchase across the mass of media markets will give them “access to one-third of the Hispanic population” inside the U.S, according to an interview that was conducted by Axios.

This investment project comes as concern from Democrats who continue to grow over the party’s loss in support from large swaths of Hispanic voters.

DeSantis is warning voters about the media purchase and touts his stance against “leftist disinformation” as he continues the “fight against socialism in America.”

“Warning, voters! The Left is taking control of our local media. Billionaire George Soros, known for financing extreme leftist causes, is now financing the purchase of Hispanic radio stations right here in Miami,” the translated version of the ad says.

“They are coming with their ideological agenda,” it continues. “Soros and his minions know what this community represents in the fight against socialism in America. This community will not get confused. Under Governor Ron DeSantis’ leadership Florida is standing against the corporate media and leftist disinformation.”

“The Soros-funded radical Left is running a scheme to manipulate local media in Florida to push their Marxist agenda on voters. In Florida, we reject the professional Left and their attempt to infiltrate our state and will always stand for truth and freedom,” DeSantis said.