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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Post 2018 General Election Musings

What a crazy year for politics and elections.  And the final votes for some races are still in doubt today!  We have seen the President travel all over the country speaking at huge rallies of supporters to jinn up excitement to vote for Republicans.  We have seen the endless lambasting the President by the media and democrats.  Of course, no lie about the President or Republicans is unprintable in the media, TV and newspapers.  The internet was full of so much disinformation that it lost most of its credibility.  And we saw the platforms for Google, Facebook and others used for phony ads that were skewed to the democrats and against the Republicans.  And they all predicted a huge "blue wave" meaning they were going to wipe out the Republicans at all levels of the government across the land.

Well, it was not a "blue wave" but a mixed bag.  Even in my little county in California we experienced a mixed bag.  Some democrats some Republicans won offices here.  Many winner were DTS registration.  Declined to state.  Most of the non-partisan offices were won by DTS.  And the democrats have about 2,000 more registered voters now so for some reason they are claiming the county is now solid blue.  Not in my view. HERE are the Nevada County result as of November 13, 2018.  It is truly a mixed result by those party candidates.

The State of California is a horse of a different color.  The democrats have wiped out the Republicans and now have super-majorities in the legislature and they hold all state wide offices except one. HERE is the link to the Secretary of State where you can click on any office for the results.  It is not a pretty one for the Republicans.  In my opinion I see the flight of families and Republicans to other states that better reflect their values.  All those that backfill those losses are immigrants and democrats.  Many here for the free stuff.  And a lot of sanctuary for illegals.  With same day voter registration and lack of oversight I might suggest a few million votes are not legal.  But with democrats in control at all levels of the vote counting we will never get the truth.

And we saw a full court press by the democrats to take out all the 13 Congressional seats held by Republicans.  And they almost did it.  They got millions of dollars of "dark money" and huge donations from the likes of Michael Bloomberg to defeat the Republicans. HERE is the "OPEN Secrets" website queued to California races for Congress.  Click on each one and see the huge amount of money the "unknown" candidates of the democrats raised and spent.  In District Four held by Tom McClintock he was outraise almost two to one.  Millions were tossed against him.  If any person thought the left was truly outraged by "Citizen's United" decision by the Supreme Court, the real results are show the democrats benefitted and used it the most.  True hypocrisy.

But the flood of hundreds of millions of dollars does show it works.  A few exceptions exist from the November election.  A Senate candidate in Texas, O'Rouke, spent over 70 million dollars, twice as much as Ted Cruz, and he lost.  But in California we see the democrats took out three or four Congressional candidate incumbents with a two or three to one dollar advantage.  So what was learned?  The Republicans will start raising a gazillion dollars for the next cycle.  And up and up it goes.  Sort of like some of those old "Star Trek" episodes.  The dagger in the heart of the Republicans though was the retirement of over forty members.  Open seats are tough to win when you are outspent three to one.  Even here in District One, Incumbent Doug LaMalfa was outraised by a unknown "phony" farmer from Chico.  But he won the District by a pretty decent margin.

Across America we are seeing that close races are stolen from Republicans as ballots for democrats show up way after the election night.  Some are found in closets and car trunks.  Look at Florida where 88,000 ballots magically showed up in South State and most were for democrats.  Arizona saw the Republican win on election night but all those ballots found after and during the following week came in for the democrat.  They found a eighty thousand vote turnaround.  But how is this allowed?  The left says "count every vote".  Sure I agree but they must be legal!  The left floods people on election day to vote a "provisional" ballot and somehow those are tossed into the legal ballots so they can never be viewed as they are required under law.  That seems to be the strategy in democrat counties in South Florida.

Overall the democrats took 38 new seats in the House pf Representatives and lost two maybe three in the Senate.  So we have a divided Congress.  Of course this works for me as the Senate will be doing the "advice and consent" on all Constitutional appointments.  Judges and Cabinet members and many down the line will be done and the majority of extremists in the House can do nothing.  We lost seven Governors but retain a 2 state lead with 25 to 23.  We maintained a huge advantage in state house where we have 62 chambers to 37 for the democrats.  Those are good numbers for the redistricting in 2020.  Though I would have loved to see the Republicans maintain their majorities it appears that the flood of a billion dollars really worked for the democrats.  Next time the Republicans better be prepared to meet the challenge or the country could become the mess that is California and New York.

11 comments:

  1. I have no idea why Blogger leaves a tellow tint on those words.

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  2. CNN) — Scientists behind a study that found the world's oceans were warming faster than previously believed have said their work contained errors, which means they cannot reach conclusions with such certainty.

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    1. And that has to do with this post?

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    2. Wanted to post it someplace on SDB. Since this was the most recent post I put it here.

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  3. MIAMI — Due to malfunctioning voting machines and scores of missing recount votes, Palm Beach County is on the verge of being the only one of 67 counties in Florida to miss a Thursday afternoon deadline for having its initial recount numbers turned in to the state.

    Those failures have made Palm Beach County — ground zero for Florida’s 2000 presidential elections debacle — to once again be the crown jewel in a fresh round of the state’s nationally watched election gaffes, making the Sunshine State a “laughingstock,” a federal judge said Thursday

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    1. Looks like it may be OK for Republicans. If Scoyy and DeSantis had not pushed it the democrats would have stolen it.

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    2. It's a mess now and 55 to 45 years ago we never seemed to have these issues.
      It was a ballot, an ink pad and a rubber atamp with an "X" on the end to stanp your choice.
      Cave Man voting but no machines.
      Liars figure or count but actualities rule.

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    3. I am a fan of just voting on election day. change it to Saturday and Sunday and use purple ink on the fingers.

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  4. Blood runs fast off of Jerry Brown's hands here in California. All that eco stuff has cost many people their lives. But we will see the Sierra Club etal suing the timber removal in Paradise. Blood on their hands too.

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  5. The message for the migrant caravan was clear from marchers on Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico: We don't want you here.

    "We want the caravan to go; they are invading us," said Patricia Reyes, a 62-year-old protester, hiding from the sun under an umbrella. "They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals."

    A few hundred Tijuanenses gathered in the city's high-end Rio area to protest the groups migrating from Central American countries.

    Demonstrators held signs reading "No illegals," "No to the invasion" and "Mexico First." Many wore the country's red, white and green national soccer jersey and vigorously waved Mexican flags. The crowd often slipped into chants of "Ti-jua-na!" and "Me-xi-co!" They sang the national anthem several times.

    "They should create concentration and deportation camps with federal funds," wrote one commenter on the Facebook page organizing the march.

    "Tijuana is a place that welcomes anyone, but you must have papers, you must identify yourself," demonstrator Magdalena Baltazar said on Sunday, as she waved a Mexican flag and marched through the city. "We work hard here. We don't get handouts. The government shouldn't be giving things to migrants when plenty of Mexicans are in a difficult position."

    Most of the protesters said the migrants should be detained and deported.

    The marchers had intended to head to the mayor's office to demand action but, as police cars raced ahead to block intersections, many protesters veered off, heading toward a shelter where more than 2,500 migrants are staying, according to Tijuana city officials.

    Tijuana's mayor hasn't helped ease tensions over the migrants.

    "I would dare say that not all of them are migrants," Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said last week in an interview with Milenio television, suggesting some members of the caravan were criminal infiltrators. "Sure, there are some good people in the caravan, but many are very bad for the city."

    Gastélum said four alleged members of the caravan had been arrested for unspecified crimes.

    "Human rights are for only upstanding humans," he said, creating a perverse turn of phrase in Spanish.

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    1. Looks like the white nationalist Mexicans have decided they don't want those Honurans in their country.

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