Sunday Talks: Representative Steve Scalise Discusses Midterm Election….

House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, discusses the midterm election and the ‘plan B’ possibilities if Republicans lose majority control over the House of Representatives.

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44 Responses to Sunday Talks: Representative Steve Scalise Discusses Midterm Election….

  1. This was a good interview, but btw, not encouraging for the odds of Jordan becoming Speaker. Hope that Jordan remains engaged and that he is rewarded with a meaty role in the new House.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. dawndoe says:

    Scalise is disappointing. He wants McCarthy as speaker. I thought we were draining the swamp. 😡

    Liked by 9 people

  3. I sometimes have to remind myself that he got shot, not baptized, and to not confuse his status as a shooting victim with being someone totally aligned with “Swamp Draining”

    Liked by 12 people

  4. GB Bari says:

    Unfortunate that Scalise is not supportive of Jordan for Speaker.
    Scalise must have some political indebtedness to McCarthy.
    Because otherwise, Scalise has been on the correct side of most every MAGA issue.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jan says:

      I suggest that no matter who your Representative is–Dimm or Republican–you lobby with your Dimm rep (I live in the Republic of Boulder & have no hope for a Republican Rep replacing Polis–who’s running for Colo. governor) against Pelosi as minority speaker of the house and lobby with your Republican rep for Jim Jordan as majority speaker. And if we end up with McCarthy, we all ride his butt daily.

      Scalise doesn’t speak for the Freedom Caucus or the new Republicans coming to the House. We will get House leadership going Pres. Trump’s way because the President is going to have real leverage–his campaigning is going to get Republicans elected and re-elected. There will be some IOUs. If we get more seats in the Senate, the very same thing with the Senate, as well.


  5. Meriadoc says:

    Maybe we won’t get the ideal speaker. If we don’t, our job becomes to create an environment in which even hostile political actors HAVE to do the right thing (to paraphrase Milton Friedman).

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Gunner says:

    …let’s ensure we give them Rs the majority. McCarthy at his worst is a goldmine compared to the alternative (read: Pelosi). Then, trust me, a man named Trump will not let McCarthy play ‘Ryan’.

    Liked by 6 people

    • tdaly14 says:

      Correct, and MCarthy has actually worked very well with President Trump on many critical issues. He’s not Paul Ryan. Unfortunately, they feel it’s his turn.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Unfortunately, they feel it’s his turn.”

        “They” (GOPe) did that in Alabama with Roy Moore and look how that turned out.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          There was a younger fellow (who’s name escapes me) without the “history and baggage” of Luther Strange and Roy Moore that was effectively spurned by the “good old boy” network down there. (I have had close relatives in Alabama since the 1960’s-70’s)


  7. Rock Knutne says:

    I can remember well over a year ago Sundance was warning everyone here how nasty it was going to get.

    Everyone kept waiting for the sh!t to hit the fan and the swamp to start being drained.

    Well friends…this is what it looks like. Take it or leave it. Fight or flee.
    Hold your nose, vote straight ticket R. Stay engaged, primary the Susan Collins and Martha McSally types and even Scalise if you think he doesn’t align with President Trump’s plan.

    This is what our part of the battle looks like.

    I don’t know about you (although if you’re here I know enough), but I look forward every morning to see what President Trump has tweeted and then coming here and reading Sundance’s and other Treeper’s take on it and then spreading that around on social media and in person where and when I can.

    Pray and vote. Tuesday night is gonna be as glorious as November 8th was.

    Liked by 5 people

    • zorrorides says:

      It’s what we’re doing in 2018, right, Knutne?

      Ahh but 2020.. That’s when we’re have a Tea Party MAGA KAG. Coordinated and Trumper supported primary defeats for every Uniparty critter in Congress. Please start the PAC fund-raising by the Monday after election day. We didn’t vote for you Repugs, we vote for Trump! Come on, 2020 !!

      I can see clearly now, the dimms are gone,
      All the RINOs knocked out of our way,
      Gone are the dark lies that had us blind
      It’s gonna be a bright, bright, bright sun-shiny day !!

      Liked by 2 people

  8. William Ford says:

    Kevin McCarthy will be Paul Ryan 2.0. Owned by the same donors.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. Disgusted says:

    We do NOT want McCarthy as OUR speaker, Steve. If you do, not important. We want Jordan and his support for our President! NOT Ryan-2, which is exactly who McCarthy would be! So, NO THANKS.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Howie says:

    He is a Middle Aged Gun. The last of the Young Guns. Uggh.


  11. Lawton says:

    I hope we get to at least 55 in the Senate so Romney and Sasse can’t pull any McCain mess on legislation.

    Liked by 5 people

    • dd_sc says:

      Romney, Sasse, Collins, and Murkowski.

      55 would be a good number to offset those 4 as RINO king makers in the Senate. No need for Pence to be breaking ties all the time.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Monticello says:

    It’s not business as usual anymore and the bought GOP needs a comeuppance!


    • Monticello says:

      IOW and to clarify…..if we hold the House it’s no reflection or endorsement for the Ryan/Boner misfits.


    • tdaly14 says:

      To me Kevin McCarthy will be a much better speaker than Ryan. That’s my opinion anyway. Call your congressmen and let them know. Email and tweet/FB them as well. Hammer the crap out of them, don’t complain, do it!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Yy4u says:

      Revenge is a dish best served cold. Cold anger!
      Vote repub because dems are worse. But DEFUND the RNC. Not a penny. Fund candidates directly. When RNC calls give them a piece of your mind. Primary the RINOS, but if tge win anyway vote them in and keep trying. Gotta have a plan.

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  13. Payday says:

    McCarthy would be owned by PDT. One negative tweet…and his California Congressional career would be over. Guess he could end up gumming up the works for two years like RINO Ryan.


  14. SW Richmond says:

    The house intelligence committee repubs had more than 18 months to tell us the truth. Why didn’t they? Whats stopping them now?

    Because they want more money.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Why didn’t they? Whats stopping them now?”

      Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (Rino-WI) .

      In the video above, at about 0:03:15, Mr. Farrell comes right out and claims that Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is the person responsible for obstructing all of this in the House of Representatives.

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  15. Chuck Stephens says:

    Nothing gets done unless we get our own House right. Who has saved this election with his hard work. President Trump. Who will best assist him, Jordan! Put Jordan on top. Also, one last thing….Lisa Murkowski, never, ever forget her betrayal during the Kavanaugh vote. Her ass needs to be primaried out or Alaska will pay a price…


  16. got243kids says:

    McCarthy is an Elite. Groomed and guided from office to office to be one of “Them”. He’ll do exactly what he’s told. Like Billy Clinton he knows not to insult his base, us normals, but he’s out for the Elite not us. He stepped in it big time when he was in line to be the replacement for Boehner and that gave it to Ryan.. I held my nose and voted him in again but I’ve had it with the “It’s my turn” Elites network. Jim Jordan for Speaker period.

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  17. Petrel says:

    Perhaps Scalise knows the balance between the Freedom Caucus and GOPe in the current House. But what happens, after the mid-terms, when President Trump decides who should lead House Republicans?

    President Trump was clearly amazed when he noticed Jordan during an Ohio rally last month and called him out. The rally exploded with joy, so the President asked him up to the podium. Jordan’s summary of the President’s accomplishments was full of energy and the rally exploded again. When subsequently asked, Jordan said he had never spoken with the President hitherto.

    My bet is that President Trump will decide he needs Jordan as Speaker in 2020.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jim Ryan says:

      I can only hope that you are right and two miracles happen – conservatives hold the House, and President Trump finds a way to get Jordan in ahead of McCarthy. We have just witnessed the president carry the party through the midterms, with little or no help from the RINOs and UniParty clowns. I am now convinced RINOs have only one use; we can use them as bad examples and nothing else.


    • cwf60 says:

      McCarthy ingratiated himself to the president with the border wall bill. Where has he been the last 2 years while the president begged for funding for the border wall? I hope the president is not taken in by this setup. Jim Jordan for Speaker.


  18. Jbird says:

    No, no next in line crap is going to fly this time around. We just finished wasting a year allowing numbnuts to finish out for protocol sake. McCarthy nor Scalise exhibited any pent-up frustration or willingness to explicate to Speaker Ryan that his lackadaisical hanging on to the Speakership was damaging the House’s juncture for critical & decisive action. Where we absolutely experienced it from Jim Jordan.

    The Speaker plays a pivotal role on direction & speed of investigation.
    “Mr. Farrell came right out & identified Speaker Ryan as person responsible for obstructing investigation progress in the House.

    This is an absolute critical junction, where a strategic selection for Speaker takes precedence. We need to have a commandeering captain to lead the team in brotherhood, to get the House in order, ready for battle.

    We have the evidence, it’s time to right the ship. This is history in the making, that will affect this country from years on out


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