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OFF AND PUNCHING – OVERNIGHT:  It didn't take long for the Republicans to start their 2022 campaign.  They took off the gloves as the calendar was changing.  From Fox: 

Republican House leadership took to Twitter on Saturday morning to wish their followers a happy new year and had a message for House Democrats ahead of the midterm elections in November.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., wasted no time taking a shot at his political rival, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with a graphic of her that said "Lame duck speaker."

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., wished his followers a "Happy New Year" and then laid out his goals for the upcoming year, saying he looks "forward to spending this year fighting for hardworking families, working with my colleagues to stand up against the Biden agenda, and taking back the House in November!"

Another member of the Republican House leadership, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., tweeted a "happy, healthy, and blessed #NewYear!" to her constituents. Hours earlier she tweeted a thread recapping 2021 and then tweeted about how the crises under the Biden administration can be reversed.

"The only way to STOP #Bidenflation and the Far-Left Democrats’ agenda from hurting small businesses and families even more is to vote Republican next November," Stefanik tweeted. "2022 will be the year we #FIREPelosi once and for all!"

COMMENT:   That's what I like to see on our side, some real fight, not the old gentlemanly Republicans who got used to losing.  While we're in a good position politically, this year's battles will be raw and tough.  The Dems will fight for every seat, and the smears of "racist" and "anti-woman" will soon be taken out of storage.  Karl Rove was on TV today, and his predictions of Republican victory were far more modest and restrained than the assurances of others that it's all in the bag.

Remember – the Dems control the Department of Justice.  They have sympathetic judges in many jurisdictions, a legacy of Barack Obama.  Don't be shocked if they use the justice system as a political club.  Truth will not be a requirement.

January 1,  2022