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  • 54,543 Voters: That is the Extent of the "Blue Wave" on November 2018

    11/30/2018 7:22:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2018 | Michael Hammond
    54,543 people. Less than 2 hundredths of one percent of the U.S. population. That's the extent of the "blue wave" which occurred on November 6th. True, that isn't what you've heard on MSNBC, who crowed that 8,805,130 more voters voted for Democratic House candidates than voted for Republicans -- a record. That figure isn't wrong. Just irrelevant. The 8,800,000 wasted votes in places like California, New York, and Boston that piled up massive "blue" supermajorities in "super-blue" urban districts and states isn't a good thing for the Democrats; it's their central problem. The fact is that control of the House...
  • MISSISSIPPI ELECTION NOV 27 LIVE THREAD

    11/27/2018 3:53:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 611 replies
    Final election tonight in Mississippi for the US Senate and a few House races.
  • We Should Be Grateful We Did As Well As We Did in the Midterm Elections

    11/26/2018 9:30:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Conservatives are bemoaning the mediocre performance Republicans had in the midterm elections. It is typical for the party in power to lose the House during the midterm elections, but Republicans also lost some big statewide races, particularly in Arizona where a U.S. Senate seat, secretary of state and superintendent of schools all switched to blue. Overall, however, it was not quite a blue wave. Republicans won two key statewide races in Florida; a U.S. Senate seat and the governorship. So why should we be glad for this mediocre performance? Because the Democrats dominate education, the media and Hollywood (they also...
  • Trump MAGA Rallies (Tupelo MS 5:00 PM and Biloxi MS 7:00 PM)

    11/26/2018 6:22:20 AM PST · by goldstategop · 54 replies
    Not one but TWO MAGA rallies in Mississippi today in Tupelo and Biloxi for the GOP Senate candidate.
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/24/2018 6:24:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • John Kerry, Meet George Logan Is it a crime to meet with Iranian officials?

    09/17/2018 6:51:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 16, 2018 | Seth Lipsky
    George Logan, call your office. That’s my reaction to news that former Secretary of State John Kerry has, by his own account, been meeting privately with Iranian officials to try to save the nuclear deal. Logan was the Pennsylvania politician whose unauthorized efforts to end the Quasi-War between France and America led to the Logan Act of 1799, which outlaws freelance diplomacy. The New York Post has called Mr. Kerry’s conniving a “textbook violation” of the law. President Trump, after all, has pulled out of the nuclear accord and decided on a different course. Iran’s leaders, at least for the...
  • REAGAN AT MIDTERM; News Analysis (Sky-is-falling sentiment in 1982 strikingly similar to now)

    11/21/2018 11:30:15 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 1982 | HEDRICK SMITH and SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES
    At midterm, the once-dazzling political momentum of what conservatives enthusiastically called the Reagan Revolution has stalled. In the year ahead, President Reagan faces what his allies and advisers see as the most critical tests of his Presidency both at home and abroad. ''Historically, the third year is the one that makes or breaks a Presidency, and Ronald Reagan's third year is more critical for him than any President since World War II,'' said Richard Wirthlin, the President's longtime poll-taker and a fellow California Republican conservative. ''It's the year when people will judge the President not only by the goals he...
  • Rachel Maddow Uses Non-Existent ‘House Popular Vote’ To Try To Prove There Really Was A Blue Wave

    11/20/2018 8:30:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2018 | Virginia Kruta
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow referenced the “House popular vote” in an effort to explain how the Nov. 6th midterm elections really did represent the “blue wave” many Democrats had been hoping to create. “As of this morning, the Democratic lead in the US House popular vote is up to 7.3%, from 7.2% yesterday. For comparison purposes, note that in 2010 – which was widely seen as a GOP ‘wave’ cycle – Republicans won the US House popular vote by 6.6%,” Maddow tweeted. (TWEET-AT-LINK)What Maddow was saying was that overall, more nationwide votes were cast for Democrats in House seats than for...
  • Brenda Snipes Blames Racism for Widespread Backlash Against Her — Not Her Incompetence

    11/17/2018 9:05:58 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes told reporters Saturday that “racism” was probably the reason she was receiving so much backlash.
  • Bill Nelson’s Ending (FL Rat Loser Alert)

    11/17/2018 7:46:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/17/2018 | Steve Bousquet and Steve Contorno
    Florida’s senior senator, often described as one of the luckiest politicians alive, won three terms as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate seemingly without breaking a sweat, and for good reason: He faced one weak opponent after another. After 46 years in public office, he finally met his match in Gov. Rick Scott, whose vast personal fortune, trademark aggressiveness and single-minded discipline has proven to be just enough to produce an excruciatingly narrow victory — Scott’s third, close statewide win in eight years.
  • Midterm results shake up national map

    11/14/2018 8:35:26 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/18 | Reid Wilson
    A blue wave that washed over Republican-held suburbs across the country in last week’s midterm elections has reshaped the nation’s political map. Deep dissatisfaction with President Trump and an apparent realignment, both political and geographic, among suburban voters helped Democrats reclaim control of the House of Representatives, where the party won more Republican-held seats than in any midterm election since Watergate. Now, even before the final races have been decided, Democrats are plotting new forays into what has long been seemingly invincible Republican territory. At the same time, Republicans are eyeing some districts held by Democrats still undergoing their new...
  • Denham loses GOP seat in California

    11/13/2018 7:07:01 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Mike Lillis
    Democrat Josh Harder has defeated Rep. Jeff Denham (Calif.), a week after the midterm elections were held, knocking off a Republican long seen as vulnerable. The Associated Press called the race for Harder on Tuesday night. Denham had sought to distance himself from President Trump on immigration, helping to launch the upstart effort from moderate Republicans to force votes on legislation protecting the so-called “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally as kids, even as GOP leaders were fighting to keep the issue off the floor. Denham’s discharge petition gambit ultimately failed, however, as conservatives maneuvered successfully to block...
  • National Right to Life restates its endorsement of Cindy Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate

    11/13/2018 1:09:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    National Right To Life ^ | November 12, 2018 | National Right To Life
    JACKSON, Miss. – At a press conference today in Jackson, National Right to Life restated its unequivocal endorsement of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith for the U.S. Senate. Hyde-Smith faces pro-abortion former Rep. Mike Espy in a November 27 run-off election. “Cindy Hyde-Smith is the only candidate in the November 27 run-off election who represents the true pro-life values of Mississippi,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Mike Espy does not.” As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1988-1992, Mike Espy sided with pro-abortion Democrats dozens of times. His record includes scored votes against the Hyde...
  • Mark Levin: McSally Refused to Go on His Show, Didn’t Want to be Tied to Conservatives

    11/12/2018 10:39:44 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 112 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Martha McSally was a #NeverTrumper before the 2016 election. She refused to attend the Republican convention. But Paul Ryan really liked her. Conservative radio host and author Mark Levin told his audience on Monday that McSally refused to go on his show.
  • Judge denies Scott request for injunction against Broward County

    11/12/2018 12:45:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Lisa Hagen and Justin Wise
    Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter said Monday that he would not issue an injunction in response to a request from Gov. Rick Scott (R) that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and county sheriffs impound ballots and voting machines in the county when they’re not in use, according to CBS Miami. The announcement comes a day after Scott filed a pair of emergency motions in Palm Beach and Broward County courts, as legal action intensifies over the too-close-to-call Senate race between the governor and Sen. Bill Nelson (D). The race is now undergoing a machine recount that must be completed...
  • Krysten Sinema Gets Taliban Wish Bergdahl Five Return To Jihad

    11/03/2018 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One wonders what Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake thinks of the news that the five members of the Taliban, dubbed their “Dream Team”, that President Barack Hussein Obama traded for the traitor and deserter Bowe Bergdahl, have officially returned to the Taliban, their mission once again to kill Americans and, presumably, Arizonans. Let me take a wild guess and suggest that it is doubtful Sinema will express condemnation of and regret for Obama’s move to honor to excuse a traitor and reward an enemy of the United States, an...
  • STUNNING! California Republicans Face More Losses as Late Votes for Democrats Continue to Trickle...

    11/11/2018 5:18:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 127 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11 NOV 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: STUNNING! California Republicans Face More Losses as Late Votes for Democrats Continue to Trickle In #StopTheSteal Republican candidates who led their races on election night continue to suffer losses as Democrats across the nation have been able to manufacture tens-of-thousands of new votes since election day. Democrats stole races in Florida, New Mexico and California since election results were announced on Tuesday night. Democrats have mysteriously found thousands of new votes in Georgia on Saturday after losing the governor’s seat on Tuesday. And now several California Republican candidates who led their races by significant margins on election night...
  • "Pelosi: Trump Is Attempting ‘Obstruction, Suppression of the Vote’

    11/11/2018 3:08:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said by commenting on the Florida recount of the Senate and gubernatorial races, President Donald Trump was attempting “obstruction” and “suppression of the vote.” [snip] PELOSI: Yes to the second part. Let’s go to the first part first. My experience with the president is any time charges somebody with something he’s just projecting what he might have done himself."
  • The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

    11/11/2018 12:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | The November 19th 2018 Issue | Amy Davidson Sorkin
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/19/the-post-midterms-dangers-of-donald-trump
  • Florida races head to recounts

    11/10/2018 10:11:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/18 | Max Greenwood
    Three statewide races in Florida are heading for recounts after a key deadline for county election officials to submit unofficial vote tallies came and went Saturday. The first round of machine recounts, which must be completed by Thursday, sets up a bitter fight to the finish in Florida’s races for Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner. The most closely watched recount is the Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who currently carries a narrow lead of roughly 12,500 votes — about 0.15 points. In Florida, an automatic machine recount is triggered if two...