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  • Conservatism’s Monstrous Endgame

    12/17/2018 8:03:42 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Noo Yawk Slimes ^ | December 17, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The midterm elections were, to an important extent, a referendum on the Affordable Care Act; health care, not Donald Trump, dominated Democratic campaigning. And voters delivered a clear verdict: They want Obamacare’s achievements, the way it expanded coverage to roughly 20 million people who would otherwise have been uninsured, to be sustained. But on Friday, Reed O’Connor, a partisan Republican judge known for “weaponizing” his judicial power, declared the A.C.A. as a whole — protection for pre-existing conditions, subsidies to help families afford coverage, and the Medicaid expansion — unconstitutional. Legal experts from both right and left ridiculed his reasoning...
  • American’t: From Midterms to End Times

    11/20/2018 7:22:56 PM PST · by Rashputin · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2018 | Selwyn Duke
    By Selwyn Duke Truly great disasters come like a thief in the night. How many foresaw Rome’s sacking in 410 A.D., her collapse 66 years later, WWI or WWII? As for today, how many see that the United States is at what some call a tipping point, what others may call a Fourth Turning? Whatever you call it, the American republic is in its last days. This is too scary for many to contemplate, but there’s something far scarier: playing ostrich and not being prepared for things to come. The so-called Left, ever violent since its French Revolution birth and...
  • Midterm Elections: A Disaster Denied, and What is Coming

    11/13/2018 4:47:07 PM PST · by deandg99 · 31 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/13/2018 | Jeremiah Johnson
    Before the 2016 Presidential Election, and both before and after the inauguration, I wrote specifically about how important the midterm election would be, and the results if the President should lose even one House of Congress. That happened: the Republicans just lost the House of Representatives. Now that the Democrats control it, not one piece of legislation will pass that is on the President’s agenda. In the supreme act of denial, the Republican party claims the “Blue Wave” was not successful; even the President declared a “victory” with the midterms. Nothing could be further from the truth, on either count....
  • Mika Math: 2018 Blue Wave Not Less Than 2010 Red Wave

    11/12/2018 7:02:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 12, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Here is a math question that even most Common Core students could easiliy answer: Which is a greater number, 40 or 63? The answer is all too obvious...unless you have a political agenda. And one such person is Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski. Her Mika math was on full display on November 12 when she angrily asserted that it is "laughable" that the 2018 Democrat House seat gain of up to 40 seats is not as bad as the 63 seat GOP gain in 2010 during the Barack Obama administration. Watch Mika pretending four fingers is the same as five, or rather that...
  • American Politics and Tragedy

    11/10/2018 5:32:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 10, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    So what's the final score? Who won the midterm elections on Tuesday night? The D team or the R team? Let's see. The Democrats and the progressive left have got Nancy Pelosi back as Speaker of the House for two years. Maxine Waters is ready to rumble too. Whoopee. I'm sure Nancy, Maxine and their aged claque of Trump haters and progressives will quickly show America their nasty partisan nature. They've already signaled that they are more interested in trying to impeach Donald Trump than reaching bipartisan consensus on important issues like immigration or funding our infrastructure needs. Meanwhile, since...
  • The Midterm Results Are a Warning to the Democrats

    11/08/2018 3:52:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    For months we’ve heard from sundry media apocalypticians that this year’s midterms were the last exit off the road to autocracy. On Tuesday, the American people delivered a less dramatic verdict about the significance of the occasion. In a word: meh. Are you interested in seeing Donald Trump voted out of office in two years? I hope so — which is why you should think hard about that “meh.” This week’s elections were, at most, a very modest rebuke of a president reviled by many of his opponents, this columnist included, as an unprecedented danger to the health of liberal...
  • Marco Rubio sounds alarm: Dems trying to STEAL elections in Florida

    11/08/2018 1:43:03 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 95 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/8/18 | USA Features
    Voter Fraud: When Democrat win elections, they claim a mandate and that everything was on the up-and-up. But when they lose elections, which is often, they immediately begin crying foul or searching for ways to steal victories. That’s what’s happening right now in Florida, according to one of the state’s two U.S. senators, Marco Rubio, a Republican. Days after the midterms Broward County — a Democratic stronghold — is now claiming that thousands of ballots have yet to be counted after being mysteriously ‘found’ on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Non-Citizens Voting in Texas? "We got TONS of them" Says Election Official on Undercover Video

    11/07/2018 10:39:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | Nov 6 , 2018 | Project Veritas
    Project Veritas has released undercover video of elections officials in Texas explain how non-citizens can vote in the November 6th 2018 Election.
  • Ignore The Never Trump Losers And Vote Republican

    11/04/2018 10:51:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | November 5, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    The midterms are tomorrow, and the Never Trump conservatives’ latest collective self-own is their insistence that we vote for Democrats because of … get this … conservatism. Well, “ahoy” to that, you cruise-pushing goofs. Pardon me if I doubt the savvy political insights of the guys who told us, “You know who’d make a great candidate? Jeb!” I just can’t get my mind around anyone who thinks Jeb! is the answer to any question except, “What political superstar has three letters plus an exclamation point, blew a couple hundred million bucks for like one delegate, and will have ‘Low...
  • The Blue Wave was Never Going to Happen – the Democratic Party is Dead

    11/04/2018 5:21:00 AM PST · by deandg99 · 37 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/04/2018 | Greg Holt
    All the talk of a “blue wave” is nothing more than a fantasy the Socialistic Democrats tell themselves for comfort. The Democrats may have at one time had a chance as historically the party that does not control the White House takes control of the House and sometimes the Senate in the midterm elections. This time, the Democrats have sunk the ship before it even had a chance to leave the harbor. This writer has said for a long time now, although I unfortunately did not put it in writing – that the Republicans will win seats in the House...
  • The Midterms Are All About Turnout

    11/01/2018 3:08:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 1, 2018 | Scott Rusmussen
    As Election Day approaches, expectations are pretty much where they've been for the past six months. In the Senate, Republicans are more likely to gain seats than lose the majority. In the House, Democrats are favored to win control, but it may not be much of a "blue wave." These general expectations have remained fairly stable because the broad contours of every election are shaped by geography and history. Republicans are expected to do well in the Senate because Democrats must defend many seats in states that are generally GOP turf. Democrats are expected to do well in the House...
  • Pelosi declares victory before Election Day (FREUDENSCHADE, Baby!)

    10/31/2018 7:31:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | October 31, 2018 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and CAITLIN OPRYSKO
    Nancy Pelosi is declaring victory in the battle for the House. In public and private, the House minority leader — who wants to make history herself by retaking the speaker’s gavel she lost eight years ago — has said Democrats will pick up more than enough seats to win back the House and end the Republicans’ lock on Congress. Appearing on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that “up until today, I would've said, 'If the election were held today, we would win.” "What now I'm saying is, 'We will win, we will win," Pelosi...
  • 2018 Media Outlets Avoids Early Voting Party Breakdown in Contrast to 2016

    10/28/2018 3:52:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 28, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sometimes you can learn more from what is missing in mainstream media reports than from what is in them. Such an example could be the party breakdown which is almost always missing in reports about early voting this year in stark contrast to 2016.  First let us take a look at one of the rare current reports published today which touches on early voting party breakdown by Liam Stack of the New York Times News Service but in a way to discount any real meaning to it:
  • Why Trump’s GOP Will Retain House of Reps in Midterm Elections

    10/26/2018 12:15:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/18 | Mitch Wolfe
    The November midterms will be close. But the GOP will retain the House and make history Historically, the party of the American president loses in the subsequent midterms. The reasons are usually obvious and predictable. Typically, the supporters of the party of the president become complacent and do not get out and vote for their local Congressional candidates with the same enthusiasm and commitment as they did for their president, two years previously. The American people in general usually try to curb the power of the newly elected president indirectly; or try to punish the president and his party for...
  • Where we stand two weeks out; the news is very good

    10/23/2018 6:50:07 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies
    vanity | October 23, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    The next two weeks will be see a huge barrage of faked polls, fake “expert” predictions, verbal and physical attacks on Republicans and anyone even appearing to support Republicans. The polls have already ceased being anything but puff piece bouquets to failing Democrat candidates. That is the reality; and while nothing can make this better for Democrats, it can actually and probably get worse for them. Every Republican candidate is now Donald Trump and every Democrat candidate is now Nancy Pelosi Chuck Schumer and Maxine Waters rolled into one. Last night’s Trump/Cruz rally in Houston was attended by 23,000 inside...
  • Jane Fonda on Trump: 'I Believe He Suffers From PTSD'

    10/22/2018 12:59:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 22, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    A failure to elect a Democrat majority in Congress in a couple of weeks could drive leftwing actress Jane Fonda insane. Who is the source for this information? Jane Fonda herself in the October 20 Hollywood Reporter. The ironic thing is that in the same article, Fonda accuses President Donald Trump of having PTSD. First let us look at Fonda's claim that Trump has PTSD followed by an examination of who probably does really suffer from it in "Jane Fonda: 'Midterms Are the Most Important Elections of My Lifetime'."
  • The 2018 Election-Night Scorecard

    10/18/2018 8:12:51 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 15 replies
    Election Day is just under three weeks away, and the contours of the political landscape are growing clearer. Democrats are poised to make major gains in the suburbs, putting them in commanding position to retake the House majority. The biggest unknown is whether Democrats will ride a huge anti-Trump tidal wave, or whether late Republican engagement can limit their losses. In the Senate, the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation nationalized the election in the red-state battlegrounds, significantly boosting the fortunes of several GOP challengers. Last month, Democrats looked like they could cut into the GOP’s razor-thin 51-49 majority...
  • Generic Congressional Ballot Tied Again This Week (BLUE FLUSH!!!)

    10/17/2018 5:59:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 17, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    With less than three weeks to Election Day, Democrats and Republicans remain in a near tie on the Generic Congressional Ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-four percent (44%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • So I Guess the New Democratic Party Platform Is Violence?

    10/16/2018 4:50:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | October 16, 2018 | John Dempsey
    Traditionally, political parties have a platform to convince voters to vote for their side. The left no longer has a coherent message for the American people. Instead, Democrats have taken their party away from politics and moved their position to revenge, assault, and chaos. Since 2016, the left has been in a state of shellshock. Democrats began blaming Russia’s president for Trump’s victory. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped aside to allow Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the allegations that Trump somehow coordinated with Putin to win the general election even though former President Obama said it was impossible. Former FBI...
  • Democrats Are Blowing It, Again

    10/13/2018 9:40:14 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    Michael Kelly, the legendary journalist who died covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003, once wrote that the “animating impulse” of modern liberalism was to “marginalize itself and then enjoy its own company. And to make itself as unattractive to as many as possible.” “If it were a person,” he added, “it would pierce its tongue.” [snip] t pierced its tongue on CNN this week, when Hillary Clinton told Christiane Amanpour that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” And when former Attorney General Eric Holder said...