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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Elections November 2013

What to do, what to do?  Gosh, there was a few elections across the land and all the really smart people in politics are telling us what really happened.  From the bogus exit polls of CNN, the ridiculous reporting of USA Today and all the alphabet networks you would be driven to think what the reporting is sooo smart and foretelling!

Nothing in these races jumps out as any kind of trend.  I like Chris Christie and was really happy he beat the democrat in New Jersey.  All the press mostly likes him (especially because he hugged Obama and  the Tea Party doesn't) so nothing to report.  The Tea Party was no even involved in New Jersey but you would think they were according to the press who tries to Tar Baby them in every loss and never gives them credit for any victory.  Besides, the Tea Party is made up of hundreds if not thousands of independent groups.  Hell, I don;t know if there is one in New Jersey!

Virginia was something I call, money talks and BS walks.  Terry McAuliffe, ex money gather and investor extrodinaire, and a person who never held office before, outspent AG Cuccinelli some say 15 to 1.  Now we all know money is the root of all evil so I would say the Virginia voter just got the most evil man they could to run their Governor's mansion.  Trouble is though, the Republicans lost only one seat in their Legislature and their hefty majority will keep the crook in place.  I watched a wrap up of the race by USA Today on video and they did not even mention the spread or the money.  Somethings never change.  I guess if the Koch Brothers had donated the headline would have been "Koch millions cannot buy Virginia".  Same old crap from the media.

In Colorado, a secession attempt to become Northern Wyoming was defeated.  Six of the 12 counties did not pass the vote.  Even if they had all voted for it the road is an impossible one.  Colorado would not let it happen and God knows the two new Republican Senators might just make a difference in the Congressional body of 100, near comatose all.  But those Coloradans are very unpredictable (my sis lives there) about marijuana.  They voted to allow recreational use last year and yesterday decided to place a 25% tax on the sale of the weed.  So, now we get to see all those projections by the bureaucrats of a gazillion tax dollars come true.  Or, maybe those dopers will bypass the legal mechanisms of tax collection because they might want to get 25% more dope?  My guess is yes!

The national press and even some state and local numskulls in blogs are telling all who will listen (the sheeple) that the Tea Party took it in the shorts yesterday.  I don't see it that way.  This is a movement made from whole cloth and the ties that bind it philosophically are ideas and policies in conflict with many voters on the dole.  And those real smart liberals.  Of course liberals would never vote for anyone the Tea Party supports.  The Tea Party is alive and well.  I am not a member but I have been invited to the local fundraiser at the Fairgrounds in a couple of weeks.  I will get to hear some really nice "grassroots" talk about our system.

The thing that amazes me about the left and those that vote for other parties is this.  Those people sit on their asses and complain but never put forth people into the political system that have a chance of winning.  So, they complain but mostly against those parties and organizations who really do try to make a difference.  The whiners in America don't even understand the two party system or the Electoral College for goodness sakes.  So they whine and complain yet NEVER make a difference in the issue and things they say they are complaining about.  That seems to me to be a full cop-out since they never can win but can always whine.

American elections are so fun most of the time.  Sometimes the difference in a win or loss is as simple as the weather.  It could hang on one issue, like Obamacare (the gift to R's in 2014) or made up lies, well sold like "the war on women". But that is our system, I think now that Citizen's United is in place we will see a lot more exciting times.

29 comments:

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  2. Bruiser, if you want to repost without the derogatory language then try again.

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  3. Brusier (aka FUE)...you are bad boy.

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    1. Some nitwit had adopted my handle.....Jeff is that you?

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    2. LOL!

      Back when I was posting on the Union's comment blog, the local loony libs would use my name and say the nastiess crap. I would complain to the tech guy at the Union and he said tough sh**.

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  5. Looks to me the local lefty bloggers and their followers are as bright aboyt the election results as they are about their support for Obamacare.

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  6. One other point. The lovelies that hate the Citizen's United decision are silent when it comes to their favorites winning. In Virginia especially. Crickets from the obese.

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  7. Anonymous is a riddle wrapped in an enigma.

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  8. OK, I could have used a descriptor such as uneducated, aging, rural dwelling, bitter, pot bellied, white men. TB is so much easier and the term in question is commonly used every day on neutral news outlets. Fact is, it was a finalist for New Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year in 2009. Thats pretty prestigious stuff reserved for commonly used modern English words.

    The point of my post remains, The Tea Party demographic will never allow the Repubs a national victory of any sort. Never, nada. Christie knows this and thats why Rand Paul and others are attacking the NJ Big Blowhard so viciously. Christie is very much a hard line fiscal conservative, but he couldn't care less about the nutty fringe agendas of evangelicals, gun toting yahoos and Tea People. There is little doubt that the Big Conservative Money will now start flowing to more traditional and PERCEIVED reasonable candidates like Christie, who may occassionally work across the aisle. Repubs are tired of losing Presidential Elections.

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    1. That's a little better. So I will allow the comment to stay.

      You think the Tea Party is some sort of oddity while I think it is the true reason America is such a great place. In the past, these kinds of grass roots uprising forced the party's to adapt and bring them in and give them a plank in the platform. What the R's are doing is so far resisting the Tea Party as a part because the Tea Party itself says it is non-aligned. So, until the TP throw themselves into the fray as a coalition partner, we will see this.

      Since you find it amusing the TP are a pain in the keister to the R's, why do you then never discuss the D's and their segments? Your coalition contains every segment of the perverse (gender stuff) and the extremists groups like the "Black Panthers" and "KKK" and the Weathermen. Look in the mirror and you will see why we on the right resist the organizations of division on the left who appear to only come together to vote democrat to steal the money earned by the %50 who pay Federal Income Taxes, mostly Republicans.

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    2. Oh come on now, the Weathermen, Black Panthers of 45 years ago? The KKK? These criminal, anarchist groups were trying to take out institutions and politicians of any political stripe. The entire nation was coming apart back then because of institutionalized discrimination and certainly because of Vietnam. To imply they were aligned with the Democrat Party in a political/electoral sense is patently absurd (except the KKK possibly some isolated district in the Cracker Deep South (now Republican Party controlled- same sentiments). No way analogous to the political infighting within the Repub ranks today. Never would imply the KKK is a player in Repub politics today.

      You gotta get over the tax issue as some evil agenda of progressives. No one is going to starve out there if progressive tax ideas are implemented. If you want true budget reform, taxes are going to be part of it, and the people who can pay will be paying.

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    3. KKK all democrat all the time. Black Panthers, the NEW, remeber Philly and their clubs? Weathermen, William Ayers etal, all Obama buds, Congressional Black Caucus. All black democrats all the time. Infighting is secret in the democrat party, I agree. They would not let a PRO_LIFE Governor speak at their convention!

      The tax issue is huge and paramount. It allows the government to own you. Same with Ocare. If you want to remain a sheeple that is your choice. I want to remain an individual. You libs would give up your freedoms for healthcare and welfare? That is too bad.

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    4. You seem to obsess about the world of the 1950s and 1960s Deep South. The fact is that the same people there are now Republicans. Are they not? Or perhaps you are saying they are more progressive today? Confused as to your point. Nothing changed in the Deep South except the KKK has been severely marginalized. Same confederate flags being flown. Now Republican dominated.

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    5. Thanks for making my point. Democrats morphed from KKK and radical elements of destruction into the fools they are today. They are the "anything goes" party. No ethics, no morality, nothing to set tjhem apart from the communist party members. But as long as they have apologists like you they will be around.

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    6. Funny stuff there Todd. Your path of logic is fascinating. And unique.
      Meanwhile, watching Repubs roll out their roster of Presidential nominees to go up against the NJ Big Man will be fun. May not be fun to mess with a connected, intimidating NJ Pol. What type of encore will we see that can follow loons like Bachman and Pizza Man?

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    7. Hey you have Nader and "The rent is too damn high" guy so as far as loons your people top that list. My logic is just fine, honed over many years defeating and debating your ilk. It is now too easy. Regarding Christie. I like him along with quite a few others. You are locked into Hillary and we all know it. I have an open mind about my party potential candidates.

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    8. Not locked in by any means to Clinton. Far from it. Like Christie, will have to fight baggage the whole way. Wish some of the lesser known, impressive younger Dems would step onto the national scene already- some have, but all will likely not be ready for 2016. Gov. Patrick of MA, Corey Booker, Wendy Davis-Tx, all VP material,.all moderates who can work across the aisle. Liz Warren is great on the further left, but has been very quiet this year.

      Ralph Nader has left the building. Long gone. Could never market himself. Too ideological and pure. Opposite of Christie, who is loud and persuasive apparently, mostly sales and marketing, less substance, not pure at all.

      Bigger question remains to all Republicans, how do you figure a pure Tea Party, "values" candidate has any chance to win the Presidency. The demographics and electoral votes simply do not add up.

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    9. No idea. Don't care. "Pure" is BS on both sides. But its what the Tea Party voices want.

      I'm looking for progressive problem solvers who recognize our fiscal issues but prioritize social issues for the less fortunate and the long-suffering middle class, damaged so much by the last 30 years of voodoo economics.

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    10. You are a typical lib and for the life of me I can't understand why I even respond to your ilk. You wail on about "pure" and I ask you a simple wuestion and you dodge.

      There are no "progressives" who care about the budget deficits, debt or the size of government growth. Theat is an oxymoron from you. The liberals are driving the country into the ground but one saving grace is now the freeloaders have to start buying insurance instead of food. You did it. Thanks!

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    11. Wow, I hit the wrong nerve apparently. And therein lies the problem with the far right- denial that you are forced to work with progressives, compassionate American citizens who represent a huge swath of America and who don't worship at the alter of the Trickle Down Temple. You apparently believe you can simply exterminate progressives from the population or change their views through your unique brand of education. Best of luck to you. I'll move on now and leave you and your delusional buds to ponder the future.

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    12. No nerve hit, simply a reaffirmation of my sadness that your ilk is so phony baloney. There are no progressives wishing to balance any budget or cut back expenses. Why don't you just admit it. You look foolish. Liberals are the extremists in a center right country..

      Compassion is not measured by your ability to take from the makers and give to the takers. Compassion is you going into your own pocket and giving with your money and your heart. Obviously government has no heart and you have to take my money by threat of force to give to others. That is the antithesis of compassion would you agree?

      Exterminate progressives? Wow! No that is your bailiwick. Not mine. I respect life, from conception to the end of an adult life. Except murderers of course. You take life from the womb and take murderers from the prison and set them free. You are one confused puppy.

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    13. So then, if you admit progressives are here to stay as a force in politics and socieity, how do you propose to work with them to solve problems? Shutting down the govt. fails every time.

      We could balance the budget fairly quickly through a return to progressive tax policy and by an end to our bloated military, and finally by ending ridiculous, needless corporate industry and farm subsidies. Pretty simple. And a balanced budget supported by progressives and most fair minded Americans. But if its a continuation of every-man-for-himself tax policy favoring the 1%. then it can never happen.

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  9. Yes Bruiser...it is the military and corporations that have the budget out of balance and not the fraud in disability, food stamps and other entitlements. Did not forget to mention one percent and shutdown. Damn you hit every single far-left liberal rhetorical talking point. Quite impressive. You are a hoot, and you sound much like the The Pelline.

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  10. uneducated, aging, rural dwelling, bitter, pot bellied, white men.

    Goodness Jeff.....that sounds like a spot on description of well....you!

    (although from the photos I'm not sure that "pot bellied" is sufficient)

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    1. fish, these are the people that complain about someone noting their physical characteristics. Too funny.

      There is also a fellow named Ed Peritz who complains a lot as well. He usually attacks like that.

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  11. I think I saw Ed comment at Georges once...he posted a litany of his ills (and they were legitimate health issues) and when I tried to commiserate he launched into the standard lefty, "you guys don't know what I'm going through and just are a bunch of haterz......" rant.

    Oh well...what are you gonna do?

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    1. He came here a few times and his whole gig was to tell me how stupid I am and what a lousy blogmeister I am. Too funny.

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Real name thank you.