Republican Recap 4/19/19
Welcome to your Good Friday Republican Recap. The Mueller Report is out and Democrats continue to move the goalposts while Governor Cooper chose to stand with infanticide with his veto. As a reminder, this Recap covers the stories you may have missed, not ones covered ad nauseam. Let's roll.
STORIES FROM THE NATION
The economy is on fire. That's not just rhetoric from the Administration or state parties; It's real. The number of unemployment claims fell to a 50-year low. The tax cuts and Republican leadership in both chambers of Congress helped to make this happen. Axios
Democrats continue to fall all over themselves to see who can move furthest to the left (hint: don't stand in their way). One facet of their platform that hasn't received a lot of attention is UBI, or Universal Basic Income. It's exactly what you think it is: get a check from the government each month just for existing. It's already failed in Finland, so take a wild guess which state is experimenting with this policy. The Hill
For years, the GOP made Nancy Pelosi the face of the Democrat Party to great effect. With the rise of their far-left flank in Reps. AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Sen. Sanders, the GOP is working on making them the face of the DNC and more moderate Dems are coming to their defense. That means two things for us: 1) Keep it up; and 2) Always attack the ideas or comments, not the person. That is infinitely more effective. The Atlantic
STORIES FROM NC
Wilmington Democrats in the House and Senate are trying to bring back the tax credits for the film industry. It was a loser for taxpayers in NC during its existence, and it's still a loser today. Here's why: John Locke Foundation
Over the weekend, more than 70 registered Democrats switched parties with the majority of them going Republican. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the far-left agenda of the current Democrat Party. WWAY
Back in March, UNC Chapel Hill hosted a conference in conjunction with Duke titled "Conflict Over Gaza." Videos are still leaking out, but there was some serious anti-Semitic content. Heads of school departments that co-sponsored the event are livid, and both Holding and Budd have called for an investigation. Carolina Journal
On Election Day in 2018, Dan McCready accepted a $2000 contribution from anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar. On the very last day of the 1st quarter of 2019, he returned her donation. As much as we'd all like Democrat social media to be real life, it isn't, but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun to watch McCready get absolutely skewered by far-left Democrats. The Washington Free Beacon
TRACKING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
No votes in either chamber this past week.
Bad Bill Of The Week: The media and this Recap have covered the House Democrats' affinity for making statements bordering on anti-Semitism or the Democrats' general anti-Israel stances for quite some time. Now Senate Democrats are looking to jump in on the fun. Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill to restore humanitarian aid funding to Palestinians. It's not online yet, but read the basics here: The Times Of Israel
Some big votes as you all have seen, e.g. the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act that Governor Cooper shamefully decided to veto on the day before Good Friday. Of the six Democrats to vote for the bill, all are African American and in rural districts. It's amazing to see a Governor who comes from a rural area completely turn his back on Democrats in those areas. Some other bills that advanced this week dealt with alcohol sales during college sporting events and requiring the Holocaust to be taught in school (amazing that has to be a bill).
Bad Bill Of The Week: There were a LOT of bad bills filed this week, but we'll go with the one that's been in the news lately due to SCOTUS. It's pretty clear that Common Cause NC is nothing more than an arm of the NCDP, and they proved that this week by attending the press conference to introduce the N.C. Citizens Redistricting Commission. Long story short, the way the bill is written means the auditing process is controlled by the Democrat State Auditor, and the commission could be composed of 11 Democrats and 4 Republicans. It's written to gerrymander for Democrats, nothing more, nothing less. H.B. 827
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