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GOPe Seeking Primary Challenge to Conservative Firebrand Thomas Massie

The Republican establishment seeks to take out the populist libertarian.

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Rumors emerged Wednesday of an establishment Republican effort to mount a primary challenge against Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie.

Massie’s a populist libertarian known for holding down the conservative and nationalist element of the liberty movement. He’s a fierce Trump supporter known for his opposition to disastrous neoconservative foreign policy, having gone so far as to call for the firing of arch-warmonger John Bolton from Trump’s National Security Council.

Massie is also staunchly pro-life and is favorably reviewed by immigration patriot organizations.

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Reporting from Kentucky’s Courier Journal indicated that state representative Kim Moser was being groomed for the task. New York’s Elise Stefanik, a liberal Republican congresswoman closely affiliated with establishment old boys such as Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, is said to be a key figure in the backroom campaign. However, Stefanik characteristically denies interfering in a Kentucky election.

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When asked about a tenative primary campaign, Moser was coy, acknowledging that Massie was popular in his suburban district but claiming that area residents desired a “less ideological” figure to represent them in Congress.

Senator Rand Paul swatted back against D.C attempts to organize a primary against his fellow freedom fighter, making it clear that Massie would have his full support in the event of a challenge.

It’s unlikely that a cabal of swamp establishment behemoths in a smoke-filled backroom will get anywhere in a primary intervention against Massie, but if they do succeed, Kentuckians could very plausibly see their firebrand Congressman replaced with a milquetoast ‘go-with-the-flow’ generic Republican.

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Democrat Congressmen Introduce Term Limits Legislation for SCOTUS Justices As Trump Prepares Nominee

Interesting timing.

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Three Democrat members of Congress are introducing legislation to institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, as President Trump prepares to nominate his third candidate for the court following the death of progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Democrats Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer are proposing legislation that would limit SCOTUS justice to a maximum term of eighteen years on the court.

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Khanna has proposed an idea that would allow Presidents to appoint two judges in each term. “Senior” members of the court would be required to basically retired for every new member of the court.

It’s pretty funny the Democrats are uniting behind these proposals the moment they appear primed to lose control of the Supreme Court for a generation. They weren’t complaining when Obama was trying to replace Antonin Scalia with progressive Merrick Garland, even going so far as claiming that the stealth liberal was entitled to the seat. Reports emerging Friday suggest that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a mostly conservative judge with a pro-life and immigration hawk judicial record.

The judicial branch of government is arguably the most flawed element of American governance, and it’s highly questionable how institutions such as the Supreme Court are able to appoint themselves a nearly unlimited amount of political power.

A better reform proposals would be to institute term limits for justices that only go into effect after the current members of the court vacate their seats. Anything else is simply a political power grab.

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