KEITH’S DEATH KNELL(ISON)?

A new poll has come out, showing that Rep. keith ellison (D-MN), who is running against Republican Doug Wardlow to become Minnesota’s next Attorney General, has gone from a 5% lead last month, to a 7% deficit as of today. This, by itself, is not especially shocking. Outlier polls show unlikely results all the time. ellison’s problem, however, is that a) it is not an outlier poll, it...

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THE OBAMA BACKFIRE?

Have you noticed how little we have seen of former President Barack Obama during this hotly contested mid-term election season? Why do you suppose? Well, here, from Ben Smith’s article at buzzfeednews.com, is what Obama had to say during one of his rare appearances – this one in Nevada – and then, Smith’s assessment of why he is making himself so scarce: Obama spent much...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS: THE PIERS MORGAN LIST

In the previous blog, I alluded to the list of Trump accomplishments enumerated by Piers Morgan.  In case you didn’t read his entire piece (which I hope you did – here’s the link again), I thought I would show you that list: In less than two years, Trump’s got two nominees onto the Supreme Court, entrenching a Conservative majority. He’s slashed taxes, and regulations –...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Piers Morgan, the crusty British TV personality/commentator. Morgan, though certainly no Republican or rightwing partisan, has been friends with Donald Trump for a good many years.  And he has no problem in explaining why. After first pointing out that, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, President Trump’s approval ratings are...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote – and the smile is still on my face as I type this – comes to us from House Minority Leader and would-be Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Yesterday, during an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Ms. Pelosi informed us that: “People ask me all the time, ‘why haven’t you run for president?’”  All I could think of in reading this quote was...

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THE KAVANAUGH EFFECT (CONT.)

Just how badly did Democrats damage themselves by their treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh? The beginning of Paul Mirengoff’s latest commentary at powerlineblog.com should give you an idea: Most of us understood, I think, that the Democrats’ attempt to bring down Brett Kavanaugh with a pathetically thin allegation of sexual misconduct as a teenager would energize the Republican base just...

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HURRICANE WILLA AND THE “CARAVAN”

Hurricane Willa is bearing down on Mexico. It is currently a category 5 storm, with winds upwards of 160 MPH.  And even if Willa weakens appreciably before making landfall in the southwestern section of the country, the National Hurricane Center has warned that it is “potentially catastrophic”. This, obviously, is awful news for Mexico and its inhabitants. But there’s another...

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A QUICK QUESTION FOR THE PEOPLE WHO THINK REPUBLICANS ARE THE MONEY PARTY

Given that, in this mid-term election cycle, Democrats are outraising Republicans by wide margins, and given that some of the biggest sources of this money are billionaires from California’s silicon valley… ….why do you still believe Republicans are the money party? Read this article from Max Greenwood, writing for thehill.com, then consider the almost $40 million dollars raised...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Nicholas Riccardi, writing for the Associated Press. Mr. Riccardi’s latest article, which attempts to assess Democrat prospects for the upcoming mid-term elections informs readers of the following: Many Democrats presumed that Latinos, who are largely clustered in a handful of states, would be better-positioned to flex their muscles and punish the...

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IN CASE YOU HAVE TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP…

…”comedian” amy schumer has just announced she refuses to be in any commercials aired during the Super Bowl, because colin kaepernik is not playing in the NFL. That “news” should be sufficiently sleep-inducing enough so you won’t need ambien tonight. Why do these people think anyone gives a damn about their political opinions except them?

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“CARAVAN” UPDATE”

Now it is being reported that the “caravan” has regrouped, comprises at least 7,000 people, ais currently in Mexico, and that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is allowing the 7,000 safe passage through Mexico – with the understanding that they will leave Mexico to illegally enter the United States. If this is true, it is nothing short of a Mexico-sanctioned, Mexican...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from ABC reporter Paula Faris.  It was voiced while she covered Texas Democratic Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke on the campaign trail. In an effort, no doubt, to show her uncompromising neutrality, Faris said this about him: “You can’t go 10 feet without an interruption from a ‘Beto’...

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THE PRITZKER TOKEN-MINORITY STRATEGY?

Suppose a candidate for Governor in a state with a lot of Black and Latino voters needs to maximize their turnout on election day, but really doesn’t want Blacks and Latinos having any meaningful role in his campaign.  So his campaign hires a bunch of them to be highly visible, but not much more? If that question suggests bad things about the candidate…good.  Because it should. With...

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IS TRUMP’S HARDLINE STAND ON “THE CARAVAN” WORKING?

The answer:  maybe. From a just-published article at CNN.com, we have this: In a press release, the Honduran Foreign Ministry said 2,000 people in the migrant caravan have now returned to Honduras from the Guatemala border with Mexico. In addition, the foreign ministry says 400 more Hondurans in the caravan will be on their way back.  The foreign ministry said in the release the “atypical...

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THE ULTIMATE MEDIA BIAS CHART

The following table was pulled from RIch Noyes’ article at the conservative website, newsbusters.org.  It summarizes a Media Research Center (MRC) analysis of all network (ABC, NBC, CBS) news reports from June 1 to September 30: What do those data tell you? Not hard to figure out, is it? But wait: is that the whole story?  What about the economic news, almost all of it positive?  How...

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