It is always interesting to see the New York Young Republicans Club, which was founded in 1911 and whose organizational roots reach back to the New York Young Men’s Republican Union, which was formed in June 1856. At least, is very active and hosts speaker series, networking events, get-out-the-vote efforts and a “wide-awax” group described as a “political strike force.”

The organization knows how to throw a party. On Thursday, they will host the “4th Annual Rooftop Mega Van Party” at an undisclosed location in Manhattan.

Yes, it’s “MAGAween” — a seasonal term that’s been around for at least four years and makes creative use of “MAGA,” an acronym for “Make America Great Again” — former President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.

There will be complimentary libations. Fancy Halloween costumes are encouraged.

“Get creative, scary, and downright creepy, dress up in your best costume and join our most popular party ever. Costume contest awards will be given out during our event so show up to win,” the organization advises its membership.

Also on the calendar: “Pan the Town Red Election Night Party” with New York State Senate candidate Stefano Forte.

“Participate in the election and then come to our Election Night Party to help us paint the town red,” advises the organization.

Then there’s their annual gala in December featuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, Georgia Republican, and Human Events senior editor and broadcast commentator Jack Posobeck.

The element of trust

Americans still have some remarkable confidence in the nation’s scientists, according to a survey of more than 10,000 American adults released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

“Nearly three in ten Americans register the strongest level of trust in scientists to act in the public interest (28% a great deal), while at least three quarters — 77% — have less confidence in scientists. have at least a fair amount of trust. The remaining 23 percent have very little or no trust in scientists to act in the public interest,” the poll analysis said.

“A large majority of Democrats (89%) say they have at least enough trust in scientists to act in the public’s best interest, including 41% who say they have a lot of trust. Compared to , 63 percent of Republicans have at least a fair amount of trust in scientists (including only 15 percent who have a very good job), the analysis found.

The wide-ranging poll also gauged public trust in other sectors, with the highest level of trust in medical scientists – who received 80 percent of respondents’ trust.

The military came second with 77 percent confidence – up 4 percentage points since a similar survey last year. And who, pray tell, is at the bottom of the list?

“Just 28 percent of American adults say they have at least enough trust in elected officials to act in the public interest, and 71 percent have little or no trust in them to do so,” the analysis found. Advised.

See the full numbers in the poll du jour at the end of the column.

Don’t buy it

In a lengthy public speech, President Biden said, “My administration is committed to lowering the daily cost of living for American families, putting more money in the pockets of middle-income and working-class Americans, holding large corporations accountable Announcing new measures.” on Wednesday.

Yes OK. Some aren’t buying any of it.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Rona McDaniel called his remarks “deceptive,” among other things.

“No one believes the lies of President Biden and the Democrats. Families are worse off because everything costs more and their paychecks cost less. Getting our nation back on track and keeping an eye on Biden’s failed agenda is the same. That’s why it’s so important to vote Republican in this election,” Mrs. McDaniel noted in a written statement to Inside the Beltway.

He also cited current numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, noting that the latest Consumer Price Index rose 8.2 percent, core consumer prices rose 6.6 percent, average hourly earnings rose 3 percent. has fallen and that real wages have fallen every month. Mr. Biden introduced his $1.9 trillion “stimulus” package.

For the glossary

“Red Tsunami Watch.”

It used to be that a “red tide” of Republican victories at the polls was enough to describe the status of the Grand Old Party when the polls opened and the votes were counted. The tide has grown.

Axios political analyst Josh Krauscher has declared that the “red tsunami watch” is now on.

“Polling, spending trends and conversations with top Democratic and Republican strategists suggest it’s now very possible that House Republicans will hold a majority of more than 20 House seats on November 8 — a one-time majority. Upper range of analysts’ estimates,” he wrote.

“The big picture: Two weeks out from the midterms, evidence points to a resurgent red tide that could sweep GOP control of both chambers. In the Senate, Republican officials now hope to regain the majority. Essential will pick up at least one seat. Why it matters: The national political climate shapes the pace of all battleground races, meaning a big enough wave could touch some of the bluest districts,” Mr. Crosher said. .

The phrase has other fans this week.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also referred to a “coming red tsunami” this week.

A headline on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s online news site noted, “Predictions of a ‘Red Tsunami’ Grow.”

Poll du jour

80% of American adults trust medical scientists to act in the public’s best interests.

77 percent trust the military to act in the public’s best interest.

77% trust scientists in this capacity, 70% trust police officers.

68% trust public school principals, 53% trust religious leaders.

44% trust journalists, 39% trust business leaders.

28 percent trust elected officials to act in the public’s best interest.

Source: Pew Research Center poll of 10,588 American adults conducted Sept. 13-18 and released Tuesday.

Follow Jennifer Harper on Twitter @HarperBulletin.

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