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Watching Super Tuesday…

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Real Clear Politics is offering some  timely suggestions  for making sense of the elections today.   If this doesn’t help,  just have another beer.

That said,  it’s highly unlikely that the big election day will be  the end  of the process.

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March 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Residents vs voters…

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This lawsuit challenging  the way  Texas draws electoral districts could have far-reaching consequences in elections.  The issue is whether districts should contain the same number of people or whether they instead should contain the same number of eligible voters.

Many government programs count the total number of people, which magnifies the power of urban areas and diminishes that of rural areas.   That is an advantage Democrats will fight furiously to keep,  so you can be sure they are watching this case closely.

 

 

 

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December 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm

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Heed Gov. Walker…

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Congressional Republicans  should listen  to Gov. Scott Walker.   For starters,  the man has won three elections in four years.  He has done what he said he would do,  despite the ferocious attacks by unions and recalcitrant Democrats,  and an obviously media bias.

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November 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Democratic America…

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This shows  the areas controlled by Dems.   Does it match your expectations?.

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November 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

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Broken glass time…

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This notion  of cancelling  midterm elections was written by somebody who thinks his side will lose big-time.   Yes, there are some valid points about the amount of time spent by Congress critters raising money and campaigning,  but the correct answer might be to go back to part-time legislating,  as some states do.   And no,  this is not satire,  unlike  this.

True,  some Republicans  are not very conservative,  but no Democrat is,  so your choice is limited to known disaster and perhaps persuadable.   You sat on your asses last time and whined,  and you are responsible for another four years of His Oneness and Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction.   If you are towards the low end of the educational scale,  consider what will happen to your job prospects when Obama legalizes another 5 million illegal immigrants.   Even if you aren’t,  ask how safe your children are from the “mystery virus” brought  into this country  by the thousands of illegal immigrant children who have flooded across our southern borders because of Obama’s refusal to protect the territorial USA.

Jonathan Chait views  judicial appointments  as why the Senate race matters.   It’s not the only reason,  but in light of his elevating Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court,  and their complete failure to understand their jobs,  much less the limits of their purview,  it is a point you must consider unless you just love ObamaCare and can’t wait to have them employ rulings by foreign courts to reach conclusions on American law and our Constitution.

Yes,  there is some nose-holding to be done here.   Scott  Brown holds  some beliefs at odds with mine,  but he is neither liberal nor a fool,  and he is certainly not Jean Shaheen,  who has never seen a liberal program she disliked.   Similarly,  members of  the TEA Party think most candidates want to tax too much,  spend too much and control too much.   I find myself in agreement with them,  but we have to start somewhere,  and this is it.   We cannot leave  the liberals  in charge to vote for everything they desire in their wildest dreams.   Hold your nose,  but vote for  the possibility  of competent governance.   How do you imagine your principles will matter if you stay home?   Strap on your knee pads and start moving  across the broken glass.   You can say ouch and wince,  but you can not quit.  Have some  additional  encouragement.

Start by disabusing yourself of the notion that liberals and progressives,  which pretty much covers all modern Democrats,  are just like the rest of us.   They are claiming to be because it’s election time,  but the fact that they have to lie to get votes should tell you something.   They  are not  like the rest of us.   They do not think as you do.   They do not even process information the same way we do,  because they substitute emotion for logic and reason.   Facts which run counter to their belief system do not count and are not to be considered.   See global warming,  of which there has been none for 17 years now,  yet they still insist we must be terrified and stampeded into stupid reactions to a nonexistent threat.   Let a lefty tell you  why elections  matter,  and someone on the right explain why you make no progress if you  talk only  to yourself.   You  libertarians need  to get on board as well.   I fully understand pessimism,  but that is  no excuse  for not helping..

There are plenty  of reasons  to vote against Democrats if you have difficulty voting for Republicans.   The Jewish  voter has  still not woken up,  though I still hope the Obama Administration’s execrable treatment of Netanyahu will ring a loud enough bell to do the trick.   Facing an onslaught of Democratic  race-baiting,  some black Americans are beginning to suss out the  real message.

Bottom line?   We deserve  better than  this.   Let us hope Sun  Tzu’s wisdom  does not become necessary.

P.S>  My blog was blacklisted just before the last presidential election,  and I fully expect this post to garner the same attention,  so don’t be alarmed if I disappear for a few days.

 

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November 3, 2014 at 11:11 pm

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Win-by-cheating party…

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Yet another  Democrat has been caught stealing Republican signs.   This must be the sixth or seventh time I have seen a similar story this year.   What troubles me is that Democrats at the local level think the end justifies the means,  so what limits exist on national candidates?   The short answer is probably:  None.

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November 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

Thanks, Rev. Al…

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I loathe Rev. Al Sharpton as the race-baiter and race hustler he is.   But I owe him thanks for having His  Oneness admit  that all the Democratic candidates who have tried to distance themselves from him in order to win are his supporters and will always vote with him.   This is no surprise to me,  as I have long observed that liberals and progressives usually have to lie about what they believe and how they will vote in order to be elected.   If they told constituents the truth,  few of them would succeed.   Since this admission comes on the heels of his statement at Northwestern University that his policies are on the ballot,  we are now free to call out those who vote for Democratic candidates as ideologues,  idiots,  or liars,  since they must fall into one of those categories.;

I do appreciate Sharpton’s rare moment of  “truthiness’,  and for soliciting the same from His Oneness.

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October 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm