Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

McConnell, GOP pushing 'mob behavior' branding of Dems

McConnell, GOP pushing 'mob behavior' branding of Dems

President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic "mob rule" to amp up GOP voters for next month's critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it's Trump and the tea party movement who've boosted rowdy and divisive tactics to unsafe levels.

Senate leaders on Thursday reached an agreement to accelerate consideration of several judicial nominations - a deal that will allow the chamber to depart two weeks early for its midterm campaign recess. That's because the GOP is defending only eight Senate seats in November, only two of which are somewhat close. While no one knows if that energy will last until Election Day, Democratic voters driven by an animus toward Trump until now were far more motivated. Doug Ericksen's district and the open seat in the 26th, where Democrat Emily Randall and Republican Marty McClendon are vying to replace Angel. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.

It took most of President Barack Obama's first term for a Democratic Senate to confirm a similar number of appellate judges.

With less than a month to go before Election Day, Republicans are closing the gap with Democrats - especially after the Kavanaugh debacle. "Unfortunately, the House has only been in session for 10 days since the beginning of August, while the Senate has been working hard - a telling statistic about the politics and work ethic in the House this year". Jon Tester of Montana, a state Trump won by more than 20 points, was asked if he thought McConnell was playing hardball with the nominations to keep him in DC.

"The numbers suggest the big blue wave may have lost some of its momentum as House races tighten", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll. Always. They couldn't care less about the truth, honor, integrity, or the damage they might do to an honorable man or woman, as long as they get their way. Too much anger produces self-defeating rhetoric that repels the very undecided voters that you are struggling to attract.

Most Utahns supported the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, though voters continue to be split on whether they back President Donald Trump, a new poll shows. The message to Republican voters: Democrats are employing radical tactics that are only growing worse.

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In a video purportedly shot at a recent campaign event in Georgia, Holder says, "When they go low, we kick them", paraphrasing former first lady Michelle Obama, who famously said during the 2016 campaign, "When they go low, you go high". "Right now, we do not have those votes and I think they understand that".

McConnell's comments Thursday on the Senate floor decrying "mob behavior" advanced an election-season argument Republicans unveiled last week.

"Mitch is going to do what Mitch is going to do", he said.

"The last time I looked, the mocker-in-chief is in the White House", said Sen.

"I think that for Utah embracing Trump is embracing lying and cheating and incivility and I don't think most Utahns are OK with that", Thomas said.

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