Dems 0 For 2 In Post Trump Elections

I know that it’s only two elections, and I know that they’re in pretty red districts to begin with. What I find interesting in the two post-Donald Trump special elections to replace house members that took administration jobs is that the Democrats in both cases were bragging that they were ready to take back the house in 2018, and these two elections were going to make it their “red line in the sand”. It turned out that the “red line in the sand” played as well with the Democrats as it did with Barack  Obama.

 

Last week, you’ll remember, Kansas State Treasurer, Ron Estes beat Democrat James Thompson for Mike Pompeo’s former seat in the House of Representatives. It was fairly close seeing how it was a very red district, but the Democrats were hoping to flip this seat, and failed. They failed again this week in Georgia, Jon Ossoff failed to get the necessary 50% of the vote in the primary, forcing a runoff for the seat vacated by Tom Price. Democrats had thrown literally tons of money at this race, with their goal to get Ossoff over the 50% mark so he could win the seat outright. In Georgia, they have open primaries, with the top two going to a run-off election if no candidate gets 50% or more of the vote. Ossoff had an incredible backing from Hollywood, who shoveled millions of dollars into the district. Ossoff will face Karen Handel, a Republican, on June 20th’s special election.  In this one, the seat hasn’t been blue since the Carter administration era, and no seat has flipped in their primary system (meaning the off-party wins the primary outright) since 1872. For the Dems to think he was going to get over 50% was foolhardy. He did very well, beating 11 Republicans who split the vote, and came in with 48.1%. But the chances of him beating Handel in June are slim.

 

Now, if you listen to Democrats, they are saying what you’d expect them to say. The Trump steamroller in November was because they had a very weak candidate (they did), and because no one went out to vote (which was true as well). But the fallacy in their argument is that come next year, they are going to be able to pick up 25 seats in the House, simply because it’s an off-year election (and that usually picks up seats for the party out of power…though not always!).

 

You have to take both of these special elections for what they are…Democrat losses. There’s another one coming up that will most likely bear the same results. The interesting thing is, this week’s primary in Georgia hit at the same time Trump’s approval numbers crossed the 50% barrier, and over 72% of the people polled said they approve of his foreign policy moves (thank you, North Korea!).

 

In all likelihood, there will be a lot of movement between now and next year. Whether or not the Dems are able to snatch 25 seats remains to be seen. If they aren’t able to, it’s going to be a LONG four years for them, and you’re going to hear them screaming for Bernie Sanders to run again in 2020!

 

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Estes Wins Pompeo’s Seat

It was viewed as the first major Republican test of its newly found gravitas. It was supposed to be the place where the Democrats were to place a chink in the armor on the way back to taking over the House in 2018. In the end, it was a bunch of bloviated nonsense. Ron Estes was elected to fill the seat vacated by Mike Pompeo when he was tapped by Donald Trump to head the CIA earlier this year.

 

It wasn’t a slam dunk by any means. It was only a five point victory for Estes, but it was enough to quiet the roar from disgruntled Dems who thought that James Thompson, who basically ran as an independent in one of the reddest districts in the country (he never ever mentioned “Democrat” in his campaigning) could upend Estes. In the end, red stayed red. Blue got bluer (sadder), and the left’s hopes that this was going to be a short-lived Republican romp died. It was over before 10pm.

 

There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that the Democrats will one day be back on top. The one thing the Dems do MUCH better than the GOP is stand together on issues, on circling the wagons, on making sure that their party wins. The GOP is all over the map, and that leads to the in-fighting that we saw during the recent healthcare debate (which apparently isn’t over yet!). But the one thing the Republicans do much better than Democrats is come up with ideas that work. Dems want to have government pay for everything. The problem with that is that when government pays, EVERYONE pays. And as we’ve all learned, socialism doesn’t work. It’s never worked anywhere in the long term, and won’t work here. Every single taxpayer funded program eventually fails. The reason is simple. It’s because Democrats don’t know when to leave well enough alone.

 

Take Social Security for example. Originally founded to be a stop gap for the minority of widows that out lived the actuarial tables, it would have been fine if that were the only thing it did. But when the politicians saw a pile of money sitting there, they couldn’t help but expand the program and raid the money. As it turned out, kids are actually on Social Security. Spouses who are younger than me (and I’m not qualified to get it yet) are on it. That’s because Democrats couldn’t leave well enough alone. What was once a well-funded program, now is being funded by Generation X’er’s and Millenials. The chances of them seeing anything from Social Security are nil at best! The same thing will happen to Medicare, Medicaid, and every taxpayer funded program.

 

So congratulations to Ron Estes, who replaces Mike Pompeo in the House. And for the Democrats, don’t worry…your day will come. You were a little more than anxious to rebound without finding out why you REALLY lost in November anyway…go through the pain and the six stages of grief. Then and only then will you be ready to enter the fray once again with the vibrato that you once had!

 

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is This The Best The Snowflakes Can Do?

I’m sitting out here amid the cacti blooms (which is beautiful but stinks by the way!), and I can’t help but wonder that all of the negative fake protests, fake Hollywood screams, and fake news on CNN isn’t going anywhere. Oh, it’s a nice plan…throw a bunch of BS at the American public, and if they hear it long enough, they’ll start believing it. Isn’t that an old Bill Clinton playbook idea?

The problem is that the American public isn’t really buying it. Let’s look at the facts, shall we? More people are looking for work than did in the previous administration. Yes, the unemployment numbers went up a couple of ticks, but it’s only because the number of people in the job market, vs. on the sidelines went up. Let’s look at the stock market. It’s setting new record highs since Trump was elected. The economy has picked up. In fact, the economy has picked up so much that FED chair Janet Yellen has told congress that the FED would start raising interest rates this year. That was something they couldn’t do under the previous administration because the economy was so weak, Obama needed all the help he could get.

More people are trusting congress. In fact, more people, according to a recent Gallup poll, trust congress than the left-wing media! CNN is in the toilet because of their fake news. Oh, I know, I read the piece that they are wearing the fake news thing as a badge of honor…where did that get Bill Clinton? And the ratings for CNN have dropped by 22% since November. That’s never a good sign!

More people think Donald Trump is more truthful than the media (especially the left-wing snowflakes!). Now, Trump only has 53%, which isn’t great, but it’s a lot better than the 37% he had when he was running. And CNN and MSNBC are in the 20’s! Journalism has hit an all-time low because of their biased coverage.

The point here is that I don’t think the left’s idea of consistently bashing Trump for four years is going to work. They really needed to select better spokespeople in congress to do the bashing if they wanted to get something across. I mean, Chuck “forehead” Schumer is terrible at it, and Nancy Pelosi isn’t even from this planet. Both need to be replaced by someone younger, more energetic, and much better spoken!

Somehow though, the left feels that if they continue to slam Trump long enough, it will get them the Senate in 2018, which is going to be a long-shot even under the best of situations. The Democrats are going to be defending 25 Senate seats. The Republicans are going to be defending 8. And all Donald Trump has to do is repeal Obamacare (which he SAYS is coming this year), give a tax break or two to the middle class, start work on immigration reform, and get Neil Gorsuch seated on the Supreme Court, and he can probably take 10 of the Democrat seats. That would mean the GOP would control 62 seats in the Senate, and that is a filibuster-proof majority.

Sorry Snowflakes. All the screaming in the world isn’t going to work. Best you try to work with the GOP before you become the antiquated party of the 20th century…if that hasn’t already happened!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can Dems Recover?

There is a really interesting saying that socialism will never die because there are too many stupid people in the world that want something for free. And while that’s a pretty accurate assessment of the left, it also isn’t at all accurate for what Democrats are feeling today.

Democrats are absolutely morose over the loss of the presidency. I don’t think any of them were prepared for what happened this past election. Every one of them believed in their heart of hearts that Hillary Clinton would be the president, the Dems would take back the US Senate at the very least, and quite possibly, because of Clinton’s large coattails, would re-take the House. Instead, they are looking at a chasm the size of which they haven’t seen in almost a century.

The problem for Democrats is, they don’t know how to get out. Nobody is standing there throwing them a rope, and in fact, nobody is standing there. If you were to ask the top Democrats today what their strategy is to re-gain power, you’d get probably a dozen or so mostly half-baked ideas that have very little to do with reality and nothing to do with Donald Trump actually succeeding at anything in office. When you ask them who is going to lead them out of the abyss, they have a bunch of people they point to, but as we’ve seen so far, they are the same old, tired players that have dotted the Washington scene for years.

Who can they turn to? I’ve mentioned several times over the past couple of years that they don’t have a very long bench, forget about how strong it is. That was evidenced by the fact only four people on the left saw fit to run for president. After Hillary and Bernie, you had what, Jim Webb, and Martin O’Malley? Then what? Barack Obama certainly doesn’t want the mantle after eight years, especially when it comes with no real power. Harry Reid is dead for all intents and purposes. Nancy Pelosi has one foot in the grave, and no one with any brain stem function can even understand her outer space rants. Joe Biden, while popular with the left, and possibly interested, is tied to an administration that is going to end up being as popular as the Titanic the day after it sank. That leaves who? Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders? Two uber-left wing oldsters that are past their prime, and would have been something to watch in the 1960’s.

No, the Democrats have no one that is young, and ready to lead. There’s no John Kennedy…no Jimmy Carter…no Bill Clinton on the horizon for them. They only hold 18 governor’s mansions across the country, so the odds of them elevating a governor are slim. And because the state houses have flipped as well, there aren’t many at the state level, like where Obama came from, that can lend a hand.

So the question is, what now for the Democrats? And the answer is in the wind. There just isn’t anyone there yet. But don’t worry leftists…there will be. There’s always someone waiting in the wings somewhere. The question is, who are they and how effective will they be, and most importantly, how long is the rope they’re bringing to rescue the rest of the party!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Does Obama’s Last Fling Really Mean Anything?

We really should pass a law that says that after an election, especially one where the incumbent president is leaving office and the opposition party is taking over, his duties as foreign head of state stop. I mean, it really doesn’t make much sense for Bobo Obama to go around the world and tell foreign leaders that they shouldn’t worry, and that all of the agreements he has made with them in the past about NATO, about Syria, about ISIS, about global climate warming change, none of it should change. OF COURSE IT WILL!

It’s just another Obama lie that has come to be representative of this administration. If you like your treaty, you can keep your treaty! And the thing is, if Obama had the chance to tell Iran that the nuclear deal would be safe, he’d do it! The problem is, he’s telling tales out of school that a) he has absolutely no control over and b) he doesn’t know from a hole in the ground what Trump is going to do once he assumes office.

And while I’m sure Obama is enjoying one last flight on Air Force One, he needs to realize that he IS a lame duck. And yes, he IS still president for another two months, but frankly, you can’t be promising things past January 20th at 12:00pm. After that you turn into a pumpkin and need to drive down the street to your new home in DC. The White House isn’t yours after that time. Neither is the military, neither does what you say after that point matter to anyone anywhere. You are a part of history, and frankly, your part of history is going to be remembered by the line I mentioned up top about the treaty!

So while European Union heads try and figure out how to sock it to Britain and make them pay for their Brexit vote, and they listen intently to anyone of their ilk who is a globalist and socialist, and “one world”, they need to realize it’s as meaningless as looking into a crystal ball somewhere. Obama is the past. Trump is the future, and the present doesn’t matter because it’s radically going to change.

That’s the same lesson Democrats all over the country, and especially in congress need to wake up and realize. Harry Reid is dead. Nancy Pelosi is on life support, and over 900 seats in federal and state government have switched from Democrat to Republican in Obama’s tenure. California senator Barbara Boxer doesn’t like the outcome of the election, so she’s doing something typically liberal…she wants to change the rules to fit her wish of an outcome. She wants to put forward a constitutional amendment doing away with the electoral college. Of course, she needs 2/3 of each house of congress (controlled by the other party) and three-fourths of the states to approve it. And it just so happens 34 of the 38 states needed are controlled by Republicans! Talk about a bridge to nowhere. Why is she wasting time putting forth an amendment she knows has absolutely zero chance of passing? The answer is, it will make her feel good!

So, we reach the end of the Obama presidency with a whimper. And in the end, it will be the same whimper that will become his presidency once everything is overturned. About the only good thing to come of it? You will soon be able to buy Cuban cigars in this country!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

One Thing’s For Sure…

Here we are a little more than a week after Donald Trump’s surprising, and hard-fought presidential election. And as was predicted, the blame game on the left has started. It is going to be fun to watch this one I think. On one hand, you’ve got Hillary Clinton who is quick to point the finger at FBI Director James Comey for his on again, off again investigation into her email scandal (and also the Clinton Foundation Pay To Play scandal), that will most assuredly be on again after January 20th.

On the other hand, you’ve got a bunch of other folks that aren’t pointing the finger at Comey, they are pointing the finger at the Democrat leaders…Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton and the like as the real culprits, and now they are ready to have a revolution of sorts. They are about ready to throw the Clinton’s to the wolves, something no one has been able to do since 1992.

The party rank and file has decided that the elite Dems did not listen to them when they wanted to take the party in a different direction than it had been in the past. They didn’t want some establishment candidate like Clinton. Instead, they opted for Bernie Sanders, the 74 year old firebrand socialist from Vermont, who in all truthfulness should probably have been the Democrats’ nominee for the White House. But because of the DNC being in the tank for Hillary, and doing everything they could to insure that would happen, Bernie had to trudge back to Vermont with his tail between his legs. It’s obvious with hindsight being 20/20, that Sanders read the will of the voters correctly, while Clinton did not.

So the Democrats’ revolution of 2017 will begin in earnest soon. And the broom sweeping will begin. The left is talking about starting a “Tea Party-like” movement that is going to oust all of the establishment Democrats from Washington and the state houses across the country. That is going to be a major task that will take at least a decade to accomplish. Remember, the Tea Party didn’t have success overnight. It took a few election cycles, and if you look at this past election, I wouldn’t call that necessarily a “Tea Party” victory. Donald Trump certainly is far more moderate than the Tea Party would be comfortable with. If the left is going to try the same thing to try and shove their party to the left, it is going to do two things. First it is going to take a LONG time for it to materialize, and while up and coming Millennials may one day have a more socialist leaning party, it isn’t going to happen soon. Second, and more importantly, it is going to knock out a lot of power brokers in Washington that aren’t quite ready to leave on their own. It is going to be a very interesting fight!

My overall hunch is that there is going to be some sort of middle ground that will develop in the Democrats’ camp. I don’t see them moving to socialism at this point, but they are going to be farther left, and more in line with an Elizabeth Warren or a Bernie Sanders than say a John F. Kennedy or a Bill Clinton. That is going to obliterate the moderate Democrats out there who are aging, still blue-collar, and working, but still looking for moderate solutions to their problems. With the GOP moving left to more of a moderate stance, look for them to pick up these newly disenfranchised Democrats. That means that you’re going to be left with a socialist party with relatively few members, and a Republican party that picks up the slack…and controls congress and the White House for years to come!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

“Little Debbie” Wasserman-Schultz’ Tries To Make Sense Of Election Shellacking

“Little Debbie” Wasserman-Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee is someone that I love to listen to when I need a laugh. This is a woman that is not even close to being based in reality by any sense of definition of the word. She sent out a three minute long video to Democrats telling them that “Republicans had a good night”. Really Debbie? You call a shellacking that was historic in nature “a good night?” I suppose you called the Revolutionary War, “a skirmish”?

She says that her party has a problem (one of the things she got right). She goes on to say that she knows it’s not the policies, because they are dead spot on when it comes to the issues America wants to have tackled. Ok…back to LaLa Land. Debbie, I’m going to clue you in on something, and I think that you should pay particular attention to the next paragraph.

You lost last week because of your policies.

There. I’ve said it. I’ve given you the help you need to right your party. When you get blown out in as many races as you got blown out in, and everybody that’s talking to the reporters in the exit polls, are saying that they voted the way they voted because President Obama said that his policies were on the ballot, and people were pissed about the economy, about immigration, about healthcare, and foreign policy, you need to realize something. Your policies were the ONLY thing that caused you to lose.

It wasn’t Mark Pryor’s smile, or Mark Begich’s demeanor, or the way Mark Udall kissed babies. It wasn’t because Anthony Brown was a weak candidate, or that Kay Hagen sat in front of the TV eating bon bons and didn’t campaign like she should of. It wasn’t because Allison Lundergan Grimes wouldn’t admit she voted for Obama. It wasn’t because Hillary Clinton couldn’t save Michelle Nunn’s ass. It was because all of these folks were tied to the Obama Administration in one way or another, and they stood beside their president. THAT was the reason you got shellacked on Tuesday last week. THAT was the reason you lost.

She went on to say that they’ve got “the formula” for winning presidential elections as was evidenced in 2008 and 2012. But they somehow haven’t managed to generate that same enthusiasm with the voters in the off-year elections that they can do in the presidential election cycles. That’s mistake number two.

You won in 2008 and 2012 because you had a better ground game. it had nothing to do with your message. In fact, you won in spite of your message because you were so far of the Republicans with knowing who had voted and who hadn’t. And you were able to translate that into additional votes that you couldn’t find in the graveyard.

Of course, the fix for this is to put together a committee that will come up with a new way of looking at things. But when you don’t identify the problem in the first place, you’re never going to come up with the proper solution, so have at it! I can’t wait to see the results. And I bet in two years…Hillary is going to hate you for the job you did, just as much as Bobo does!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!