Pelosi On The Way Out?

Wow! The rumors in DC are flying after Jon Ossoff’s loss to Karen Handel in the Georgia 6th Congressional District Special Election earlier this week! And the rumors don’t appear to be good for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Pelosi, who many feel is actually from another planet and not San Francisco, came out swinging saying that she relishes a good battle, and no one is going to take away her leadership role. Meanwhile, other Democrats are starting to rumble that they’ve heard enough from the Wicked Witch of the West, and think it’s time for the leadership mantle to be passed to someone younger, more vibrant, someone who understand English, and maybe is from planet Earth.

The Republicans, both in the White House and on Capitol Hill are screaming that both Chuck Schumer in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi in the House should stay in their current positions. Their left-wing, snowflake ramblings are increasing the Republicans’ chances of keeping both the House and Senate next year. But after four stunning defeats and throwing almost $100,000,000 at four special elections, Democrats are worried their war chest is going to be depleted next year when THEY need to run for re-election!

Overall, having Nancy Pelosi leave the House would be akin to having Harry Reid leave the Senate. It would be a situation that would enable the House to get back to politics, and not the mean-spirited, over-blown, old-fashioned, boring messaging that has plagued the Dems for 25 years now. All you hear on Capitol Hill these days is how “mean” the Republican Senate plan is on Obamacare’s replacement. No, actually folks, what is “mean” is the fact that your healthcare insurance has risen by an average of $5,000 per family in the last three years, and that you are being FORCED to buy it. THAT is mean. And, as we all know, THAT is also collapsing. But the Democrats won’t take the fall for that because they say the Republicans are letting it happen. Actually the snowflakes knew it would happen when they passed it. They just mis-calculated that they would be out of office and couldn’t either thrown more money at it, or run to a single-payer healthcare system when it collapsed.

But getting back to Nancy Pelosi, she is the real reason the House will stay in the GOP’s hands. Every time she speaks, the Republican coffers grow. Every time she gets in front of a microphone, an independent decides to join the GOP ranks. She’s the best recruiting tool the Republicans have had since Ronald Reagan.

To lose Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer at this point would be a travesty for the Republicans because it would mean the snowflakes have figured out that they reason they are losing all of the races that they are losing is because they have an antiquated message that doesn’t resonate with America. Well, that and Nancy being from another planet…

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Bernie’s “People’s Party”

When it comes right down to it, I think Bernie Sanders is out to ruin the Democrats. Now, I know that seems like a stretch, but stay with me for a minute on this one. Sanders, who really should have been the Dems nominee for president this past year, and got screwed out of the position by Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC who threw the nomination to Hillary, supported her over Trump in the general. That would make you think that all is right in Bernie’s world, right? Apparently not.

Sanders has been on a mission to make the Democrats a LOT more socialist. And so far it hasn’t been working. But yesterday, he decided to up the ante. So he’s going to start something called the “People’s Party”, and they want to have candidates in all 50 states in time for next year’s House and Senate elections. They want to field a candidate for the 2020 presidential elections, and they want to win local and statewide seats as well. Sanders was quick to point out that over 1,000 seats have switched from Democrat to Republican in the past eight years, which is true. Most of it obviously, was at the statewide level. 13 governorships have switched parties. And, as Sanders points out, in a lot of states that used to be blue, the Dems are having a hard time coming up with any candidates at all.

Democrats seem to have been wandering around in the desert since their loss in November. They’re leaderless, they’re rudderless, and they have no voice or message except to “hate Trump”, and “resist”. Now, that’s cute and funny when you consider all the crap Trump took after that one debate when he wouldn’t agree to the results of the election right away…remember how he said, “We’ll have to see what happens.”? My, how Hillary pounced on that one! And now, who’s the one that has the problem accepting the defeat?

Sanders is hoping to cash in on his “free college for all, and we’re going to burn your student loans!” message. It resonates with college students, certainly. But he doesn’t have a plan on how to pay for it (liberals never do). What Sanders is saying about the Dems is true, but what he’s not saying speaks volumes. Let’s just say that he’s able to start a third party, which has been tried several times throughout history, and all of them have petered out at some point. Who is he going to hurt more? Democrats who have taken a hard left turn politically, or Republicans who are more moderate than the Tea Party is, but certainly more conservative than Dems. Of course, it’s the Dems. IF this People Party idea catches on, it basically splits the Democrats and you won’t see another Dem elected to dog catcher in your town, much less congress or the White House. And that’s the dirty little secret that Bernie Sanders knows that he’s not saying. Talk about holding a grudge!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Democrat Wave?

If you listen to people like Chuck “The Forehead” Schumer, Nancy “I’m An Alien” Pelosi, and new DNC Chairman, Tom Perez, you’d probably think that the Grand Old Party is doomed come next year when there will be all of the House seats and a third of the Senate seats up for election. But hold on to your horses. That’s not necessarily the case.

Most politicos out there were watching three “replacement” races rather carefully over the past couple of months, and one of them goes into June. The first of course was Mike Pompeo’s seat in the Kansas 4th Congressional District, which was vacated when Pompeo was named the new CIA Director. In that race Ron Estes beat James Thompson by about 7 points…after Dems threw a ton of money into the race. They saw it as a fulcrum to taking back the House. As it turns out, Kansas 4th stayed red, and Dems went home with their tails between their legs.

Then it was on to the Georgia 6th Congressional District where Democrat upstart Jon Ossoff was trying to avoid a runoff election in June. In Georgia, if you get 50% or more of the vote in the first round of balloting, you don’t have to go to the runoff, you just plain win. And there were a bunch of Republicans splitting the normally heavy Republican vote in the district. As it turns out, Ossoff ended up just shy of the 50% mark with 48.1% and he will have to face off against Karen Handel next month. She is heavily favored because the feeling goes that all of the Republicans will put their votes toward her rather than vote for a Democrat. The election is a “replacement” election to find someone to take Tom Price’s House seat after Price moved to head Health and Human Services as their Secretary.

And then this past Thursday in Montana, there was all sorts of drama. Republican Greg Gianforte should have had an easy walk in normally red Montana and the race to replace newly named Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke. It’s Montana’s only House seat, so it’s pretty much a state-wide election. What made this one different isn’t that Gianforte was facing off against a musician, Rob Quist. It was that days before the election, he body-slammed a reporter, causing a national controversy. Then, Gianforte went into hiding. He won by 7 points, instead of the 20 points he was thinking he was going to win by. It should be noted that in Montana, most people vote early through absentee ballots, and the feeling is that a solid 40% of the vote was already cast when Gianforte tried out for the WWE. He did end up apologizing in his victory speech.

So, out of the three “must wins” that the Democrats felt they had a shot at, they won none of them. Oh, they came close. They threw millions of dollars away trying to win all of the seats, and came away empty. The lesson is simple. It is going to take more than hating Donald Trump (though most people don’t actually hate the guy), to take back the House and Senate next year. It’s going to take the House and the Senate to show the same kind of stupid plays that the Democrats made when they ran the two chambers…not passing a budget, passing the worst bill in history (Obamacare), and having absolutely the two most corrupt and worst leaders they could find in Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. I’m not saying the GOP isn’t up to the task of losing. I’m saying they have a ways to go.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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!