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(RepublicanWire.org) – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday called for blanket amnesty for millions of illegal aliens living in the United States.

Schumer, said that America needs new immigrants “now more than ever” to combat declining reproduction rates and the lowest population growth in the country’s history.

“Now more than ever, we’re short of workers, we have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to, the only way we’re gonna have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants! The DREAMers and all of them!” Schumer said.

Of course everyone knows this is political.

The Democrats will use the millions of illegal aliens to permanently entrench their party.

Many reminded Schumer of the irony that he and the Democratic Party support abortion yet are complaining about low birth rates and looking to absolve illegal border-crossers to solve that problem.

Conservatives on social media expressed shocked that Schumer seriously made that argument. 

Conservative political strategist Greg Price commented, “They say that it’s empowering to stay single forever and never start a family, claim having kids destroys the environment, promote abortion as a moral good, and their solution when they realize people aren’t having enough kids is to import the third world to replace them.”

He then laid into Schumer directly, adding, “Chuck Schumer has also been in government since the 1980s and helped create the economy of today that makes it virtually impossible for people my age to build wealth and start a family. The man has literally done nothing but preside over America’s decline.”

Rep Andy Biggs tweeted, “.@SenSchumer now wants amnesty for 11 million ‘undocumented’ individuals. That’s strange. He previously called them ‘illegal’ and said illegal immigration is ‘wrong.’ Unfortunately, Democrats like Chuck have caved to the open borders lobby and woke mob.”

Per a 2018 Yale study, an estimated 22 million illegal aliens are living in the U.S. Under President Joe Biden’s watch, some project that 5.5 million have crossed the border.

There are other ways to encourage population growth. Tax incentives that benefit couples who marry and have children and other pro-natalist policies could help.

Yet it seems obvious that Democrats want to pass amnesty because they believe it would create a new class of voters for them.

(RepublicanWire.org) – MSNBC host Katy Tur speculated on Wednesday that Pennsylvania Senator-Elect John Fetterman could run for the presidency someday.

Fetterman’s victory against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz provided Democrats a flipped Senate seat on Tuesday, in which several MSNBC panelists praised him for bringing new leadership tactics to the Democratic Party.

Tur floated the viability of, “Fetterman, as a nominee at some point for president,” before later going on to say that his record for surpassing President Biden and former President Trump’s vote share in the state. 

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell declared that she had extensive experience with Pennsylvania, and praised Fetterman for making so much progress with voters.

“I spent a lot of time covering this race, and with Pennsylvania politics, going back some decades, and I started my career there, but the fact that John Fetterman did, first of all, so much better with White non-college-educated voters. Better than Biden, better than Trump, so he ran ahead of both of them, but he also, you know, did fairly well in the cities and in the unintelligible counties.”

She attributed multiple reasons for Fetterman’s victory, including merely being more palatable to many voters than his Republican opposition.

“I attribute that partly due to the extremism at the top of the ticket in Pennsylvania,” she said. “With Mastriano, Dr. Oz’s comments on abortion, which part of that debate that perhaps did not get as much attention, it got attention from the professionals, but not from a lot of the media, because that really was as big of a deal coming out of that debate as Fetterman’s performance.”

Fetterman was criticized in the final days of the campaign for his lack of transparency over his recovery from a stroke, inconsistent answers on issues like fracking and a widely panned debate performance last month.

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki praised Fetterman for appealing to voters through authenticity.

“I also think he ran everywhere in the state, which is a lesson for Democrats. He left no stone unturned. And he ran as exactly who he is. I mean I have no doubt that if John Fetterman were sitting here, if he were in a bar or if he was with his family in a restaurant, he would be exactly the same person,” she said. “And voters completely see through that. So that is also a lesson for Democrats, too. This is a guy you know who he is, you know what you’re getting, and that ultimately matters in politics.”

Tur went one step above praising his performance as a candidate for Senate, suggesting he could aim for the presidency but acknowledged there are “some variables.” 

“I know there’s some variables, obviously, but I just, you know, what he did in the super-red, deep-red parts of Pennsylvania and the way that he ran ahead of Biden, ran ahead of Trump, and it makes you wonder about his future,” she said. 

Fetterman, the 6-foot, 8-inch lieutenant governor and former mayor of tiny Braddock, Pennsylvania, eked out a narrow win over Oz despite a shocking performance in their only debate. Fetterman began the October 26 by telling viewers, “Goodnight, everybody,” and then proceeded to give a number of head-scratching answers that invited both pity and ridicule.

At one point, he was confronted with his past conflicting statements on fracking.

“I do support fracking — I don’t, I don’t — I support fracking, and I stand — and I do support fracking,” he stammered.

Speeches on the campaign trail have also included incomprehensible soundbites as Fetterman continues to rely on a closed captioning system to field and respond to questions.

“I think that anyone who ever plays football in high school was, you know, at kind of a trade out kind of football camp and there wasn’t any interest I have come play here,” he told a rally just prior to Election Day.

But Fetterman, who campaigned as a blue-collar everyman, typically donning baggy shorts and a hoodie on the trail, was an inspiration to many liberals, including Tur, for his effort to overcome the stroke, which occurred just days before he won the Keystone State’s Democratic primary.

(RepublicanWire.org) – With President Joe Biden’s popularity still close to a historic low, Democratic candidates who want a big name supporting their campaigns are reaching out to his predecessor, Barack Obama. Unfortunately for them, Obama is turning them away. The former president says his presence energizes Republicans — but is the real reason that he sees a disaster coming and doesn’t want to be linked to it?

November’s midterm elections are just weeks away, and a lot of Democratic candidates are nervous. Many of them are looking for party heavyweights to give their campaigns a boost, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is a divisive figure, and President Biden’s approval rating is staying at or below 40%.

Candidates who want a backer that voters might actually like are begging former President Obama for his support — but Obama wants to take a “limited and careful” approach, according to CNN, and plans to turn down those requests.

People close to Obama say he believes “his presence fires up GOP opposition just as much as it lights up supporters” and it’s more helpful for him to stay away from individual campaigns, but former political strategist Steve Bannon has a different theory. He says Obama is predicting an electoral disaster for the Democrats and “doesn’t want the stench of defeat on him.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – While Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden was hobnobbing with fellow Democrats.

The hurricane hit Florida on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, with winds of approximately 150 mph, according to NBC.

As posted by factba.se, Biden’s schedule called for him to be at the Democratic Governors Association reception at 7 p.m. ET and return to the White House an hour later. The event is a party fundraiser, according to Fox News.

During Wednesday’s media briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about Biden’s plans.

“We don’t have any changes in his schedule,” she said.

“He has been really steadfast and very clear and has spoken multiple times on what is happening in Florida,” she said, adding, “His administration is on top of this.”

Not everyone was pleased with the answer.

“KJP says Biden will still be attending a Democratic Party fundraiser while #HurricaneIan hits Florida with winds of 155 mph, storm surge well over 12 feet, and billions of dollars in damage is being caused. If this were a Republican, the media would lose their minds,” Newsbusters editor Curtis Houck posted on Twitter.

According to NBC, the hurricane made landfall at 4 p.m.

More than 1 million power outages had been reported as of 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time, according to NBC.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Cassie Leahy said the rain could produce massive flooding, according to the Sentinel.

“That is our biggest concern, even with as high as the winds are going to be,” she said. “We’re expecting it could be historic flooding for sure, especially across the rivers up there. … People need to be prepared that this could be historic flooding that they haven’t seen.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Dem politicians in Illinois committed political suicide in a late-night vote and will eliminate cash bail after the new year. Dem politicians like Lori Lightfoot, Kim Foxx, and J.B. Pritzker do not get the benefit of the doubt after their lax policies led to a surge in violent crime in Chicago, with most of the crimes committed by repeat offenders who should have been locked up.

In one famous case, Kim Foxx refused to charge anyone after a gun battle erupted in the streets of the city. She said they were mutual combatants so she couldn’t charge anyone. Carjackings are up, the citizens of Chicago are hiring private security to police their own neighborhoods and they want to double down on the radical policies?

Patrick Windhorst, former state’s attorney and current state representative for district 118, said: “I believe the elimination of cash bail, particularly as it’s written in the SAFE-T Act, will reduce public safety and lead to more crime particularly more violent crime in Illinois.

“I know that talking with prosecutors and law enforcement officers, they’re really concerned that the public is going to point the finger at them and say, ‘Why aren’t you doing more about these offenses?’ 

“And with this major change in the law, beginning January 1st, a lot of their ability to do their jobs has been restrained.

“So there are a whole list of violent crimes, burglary, robbery, arson, kidnapping, almost all drug offenses even drug distribution, DUI offenses, even DUI offenses that are involving a fatality, that do not qualify for detention under the Illinois Safety Act. 

“To me, that’s going to mean a lot of individuals are committing crimes and being released immediately, if not within a couple of days,” he said.

Johnson County Sheriff Peter Sopczak said: “Anyone sitting in jail right now with all these pending charges, they’re going to be let out. 

“The gates are open and they’re going to be let out onto the streets.”

“So it’s really taking the hands out of the police arresting people. 

“We’re going to end up calling someone saying, ‘Can we arrest them?’ 

“Just because of liability if you take someone into custody and it doesn’t meet all the criteria, well, then you can get in trouble.”

DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin said:

“Yeah, they did change the law. 

“And when a police officer can use deadly force under the new law, officers now have to evaluate each situation in light of the totality of the circumstances.

“In each case, which includes proximity in time to the use of force, to the commission of a force of a felony, and the reasonable feasibility of safely apprehending the subject at a later time. 

“So in any emergency situation, a split second decision, an officer has to be thinking, am I able to reasonably apprehend this person at a later date?”

James Murphy III, a former office manager for Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, criticized the SAFE-T Act, in his blistering resignation letter.

He wrote:

“I have been thinking about leaving for a while now. Really, the thoughts began back in January of 2021, when the ‘SAFE-T Act’ was passed.

“Seeing this administration’s involvement in that process was an eye-opening experience for me. To be clear, I am in support of eliminating cash bail – no person should sit in jail solely because they can’t afford to pay for bail. 

“But I never understood the rush on an issue that was so important. I voiced my concerns at the time. And it was in that process that I began to realize that the administration’s ‘Mission Vision and Values’ was just a PR stunt, just words on a page. 

“Fairness. Accountability. Integrity. Respect. Collaboration. 

“Those words should mean something. They do to me. And I know that they do to you as well. Yet time after time after time this administration has shown that they don’t live the meaning of those words. Or they don’t care,” he said.

(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) – The race for PA senator continues to rage. We know that the Democrat candidate, John Fetterman, just suffered a stroke and wants to legalize heroin.

But that’s just for starters. He openly opposes charters that would help poor students go to better schools.

Meanwhile, his own kids are enrolled in an elitist prep school.

Pennsylvania Senate hopeful John Fetterman (D.) opposes vouchers that let children in failing public school districts attend private and charter schools. But the progressive champion, who lives in one of Pennsylvania’s worst performing school districts, sends his kids to an elite prep school.

Fetterman opposes the school choice agenda that helps put kids in good schools. But at the same time, he sends his kids to Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh.

Tuition for that school is $34,250 a year. Fetterman sends them to this elite school because they live in the worst-performing district for public schools.

Fetterman’s campaign tries to contrast him as a working-class brand of candidate, by doing things like pointing to Mehmet Oz’s multiple homes and so forth. But that won’t wash, when the facts are put on the table for voters about who he actually is.

It’s not hard to see how this blatant hypocrisy on Fetterman’s part about education only helps Oz, whom two recent polls show is within striking distance of overtaking the Democrat in November. The ground-shaking lesson we learned from Glenn Youngkin‘s win in Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial race can’t be forgotten; Republicans, if they’re smart, will take this ball and run with it.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) is warning other members of his party not to back out of a compromise climate deal that helped Democrats pass the $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act.Specifically, Manchin agreed to lend his support to the bill—crucial for the bill’s eventual passage through the evenly divided Senate—in exchange for consideration at a later date of separate legislation that would grant some concessions to fossil fuels and would cut down on regulations of the industry.

Now, with the Inflation Reduction Act passed, some Democrats are getting cold feet about honoring that deal, which they say would undercut the effects of the approximately $400 billion in climate spending contained in the larger reconciliation bill.

“We sure as hell don’t owe Joe Manchin anything now,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan said recently.

At a recent event in his home state of West Virginia, Manchin blasted far-left members of his party for musing on undoing the bill.

“I’ve got the hard left right now saying, ‘Hell no, we’re not going to do anything now that makes it look like we’re helping Manchin,’” Manchin said. “I said, ‘You’re not helping me, you’re helping yourself if you want to get anything built in America.’”

The regulations that Manchin wants cut often can delay the construction of energy infrastructure projects for years, and he has argued that loosening these regulations would help to increase U. S. energy output and reduce skyrocketing energy prices for American consumers.

In addition, Manchin has asked for $6.6 billion to help restart the stalled West Virginia Mountain Valley pipeline.

Though some Democrats seem to be looking at the prospect of betraying Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat has turned his gaze across the aisle to force his party to uphold their side of the bargain.

Specifically, Manchin has demanded that the regulation cuts be included as part of a stopgap spending measure, which must pass by Sept. 30 to stave off a government shutdown. If he doesn’t get his way on this, Manchin suggested, he is quite happy to team up with Republicans and force a government shutdown until Democrats yield.

If Manchin refuses to go along, Schumer needs support from at least 11 Senate Republicans to prevent the shutdown.

“This loosened fossil fuel regulations is something the Republican Party has wanted for the last five to seven years I’ve been with them,” Manchin said, according to the Times.

“It either keeps the country open, or we shut down the government. That’ll happen September 30, so let’s see how that politics plays out.”

(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 “Meet the Press” panel warned Sunday that the Democrats’ current messaging on the “culture wars” will cause a “real problem” for the party in the midterm elections.

The hosts discussed a range of social policy issues they said the Democrats have poorly messaged to their base as they near the midterm elections. Former Republican Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo told host Chuck Todd that Republicans are currently leading the way surrounding the culture wars.

“Right now, Republicans are winning the culture wars in this country, that’s just the way it is,” he said. “You look at ‘defund the police’, you look at ‘defund ICE’, now in Florida you have this parental empowerment bill, the opponents call it the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.’ Republicans have basically baited Democrats in Florida into taking a position that students in K-3, students who are learning to color and read and write, should be taught about sexuality, about gender identity.”

He went on to say that Democrats have “consistently been … on the wrong side” of the issues and will lead Republicans to run on these issues.

Kimberly Atkins Stohr, senior opinion writer for the Boston Globe, said Democrats have been silent on opposing Florida’s recently passed “Parental Rights in Education” bill for penalizing people on what they say, which could ultimately help strengthen their base.

“It’s been astonishing to me that the Democrats haven’t grabbed onto a libertarian attack on this because this is big government telling people what to do,” Todd chimed in. “This is government saying they want to decide, they want to know what your kid’s gender is. Like … get out of my kid’s bedroom.” 

The Republican-backed bill forbids classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3 and requires school districts to notify parents of changes to their child’s physical, mental or emotional health and allow for them to opt their child out of health services provided by the school.

NBC News correspondent Josh Lederman said Democrats have allowed their base to be “defined by the other side” and have been silent on cultural issues.

“If you were to ask the average parent of a 1st grader ‘do you want your kid to be taught about sex in 1st grade?’ Lederman said.  “Most parents would probably say ‘eh, probably not.’ But if you ask ‘is it okay for your kid to be read a book about Peter the penguin who has two penguin dads?’ You’re not going to have the same kind of response. But Democrats have sort of ceded the argument on this, on so many of these cultural issues.”

Anna Palmer, founder of Punchbowl News, said Democrats are “on their heels” surrounding the issues of abortion, schools, and COVID and have not created an “animating slogan” to message on these issues.

“We haven’t been able to see Democrats mobilize on this,” she said. “I do think if it totally goes away, you’re gonna see Democrats try to find a way to get their base out to the polls. Right now, they have not done anything on voter rights, immigration, all these other things. There’s a real issue here for Democrats in the midterms.”

Curbelo said the lack of messaging from the Democratic Party’s messaging is “disconnected” from the majority of voters on policy issues, leading them to lose Hispanic and working class voters.

Democrats have been losing their base with Hispanic voters after decades of holding their widespread support. In Texas, four Hispanic women have already won their respective Republican primaries, with three potentially becoming the first Hispanic women and first Republicans to represent South Texas in Congress. A December poll found that Democrats and Republicans hold equal numbers of support among Hispanics.