Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate has already shifted the Electoral College map, as Kaine’s home state of Virginia has been moved from Leans Democratic to Likely Democratic.
It is a different story, though, when a white Republican is kicked of voter rolls in Arkansas that not only incited the state party’s outrage against their own vote suppression law, it drove the candidate for state attorney general who lost the right to vote into a rage.
Even though Brat appears to be an extremist outlier in the conservative movement, his outrage that Cantor voted to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown is not outside the mindset of the majority of Republicans in Congress and it is down to Brat’s economic ideology.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday evening that State Senator Phillip Puckett, a Democrat, will resign from office Monday. Puckett is resigning so he can take on a new job as deputy director of the state’s tobacco commission, a position with significant benefits.
This week, political news site Politico released a poll showing that Democrats are at a seven-point disadvantage against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. The poll is supposed to reflect voter sentiments in the most competitive House and Senate races this year.
Besides wasting taxpayer time, money, and violating the First Amendment’s prohibition that Congress shall “make no law respecting the establishment of religion,” Ted Cruz’s bill is an extreme case of conservative hypocrisy.