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Immigration Attacks Not Gaining Traction in KS-03 Race? NRCC Cancels $1 Million Ad Buy for Rep. Kevin Yoder

After GOP’s Barrage of Ugly Immigration Attacks Against Democratic Candidate Sharice Davids, Does Cancellation of Million-Dollar Ad Buy Mean Race is Slipping Away for Rep. Yoder? The news that the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) has canceled more than $1 million in planned ads on behalf of Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) in the Kansas 3rd … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump’s GOP is running hard on the politics of fear”

A must-read column from journalist Sasha Abramsky, which ran in the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and elsewhere, captures the GOP’s ugly and cynical strategy of stoking and exploiting fear this election cycle. Key excerpts of the column, “Trump’s GOP is running hard on the politics of fear,” are below: If you are a Republican … Continue reading »

GOP Turns to Anti-Immigrant Campaign Ads in Desperate and Divisive Effort to Hang Onto Power

Xenophobia hasn’t worked to date; Will it Work Going Forward? This is the lede of a Washington Post story published today: Republican campaigns have largely abandoned touting the GOP tax law ahead of the November midterms, with many pivoting instead to divisive issues such as crime and immigration in an effort to motivate conservative voters. … Continue reading »

New York Times Editorial: “An Unhealthy Plan to Drive Out Immigrants”

Following Saturday’s public charge announcement,  the New York Times editorial board eviscerates the Trump administration for its calculated decision to “cultivat[e] xenophobia” and attack immigrants in a transparent attempt to motivate the Republican base. As the editorial board argues: …Scaring vulnerable populations off public assistance is likely to cost much more in the long run, … Continue reading »

GOP’s Divide and Distract Strategy Launches Attack Ads in MO, ND, WV, IN, AZ, TX

Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, and the GOP have made their 2018 election strategy clear, with a cynical political game plan that seeks to use racialized smears against immigrants to divide Americans and distract from the issues that affect the lives of most voters. The plan was articulated by Stephen Miller to Breitbart months ago, and … Continue reading »

Since Voters Strongly Support Immigrants, Want Dreamers to Stay and Oppose the Border Wall, How Does this GOP Immigrant-Bashing Strategy Work Again?

New NBC/WSJ Poll Suggests Republican Strategy of Stoking Fear of Immigrants in Hopes of Disqualifying Democrats is Meeting Stiff Resistance The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is the latest evidence that the Republican strategy to make the midterms an ugly referendum on race and immigration is at odds with the growing pro-immigrant sentiment of … Continue reading »

Observers Blast Political Motivations and Real-World Consequences of Trump/Miller Public Charge Rule

Leading advocates were quick to condemn the implications and motivations driving the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule. The announcement is the latest evidence of Stephen Miller’s relentless assault on immigrants and refugees, as well as the GOP’s desperate and cynical “divide and distract” midterm strategy. Among the key reactions included: Marielena Hincapié, executive director … Continue reading »

Lyin’ Ted Goes Racist in Latest Ad Against Immigrants

Cruz Part Of Cookie-Cutter National GOP Ad-Campaign Demonizing Immigrants AUSTIN, TX – Ted Cruz is running an inflammatory campaign ad that attempts to portray immigrants as violent criminals while pushing his anti-immigrant agenda. This is an update to another Cruz ad that first appeared this summer and is similar to other Republican ads this cycle … Continue reading »

Trump’s Cruelty Towards Immigrants Backfiring Politically

Leading political observers are pointing to Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants as a major factor in his sinking poll numbers and the GOP’s sinking prospects in the midterms. A front page article in Sunday’s New York Times by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, entitled “The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried,” includes … Continue reading »

Daily Kos: “Desperate Republicans lying about immigrants as election strategy. Don’t let them get away with it”

In a scathing piece for Daily Kos, Gabe Ortiz focuses on the Republican party’s divisive and ugly campaign strategy of attacking immigrants and the Democrats who stand up for immigrants.    The article is below and available here. Since Republicans can’t run general election campaigns on gutting the safety net of our senior citizens, on … Continue reading »