THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ELECTION DASHBOARD

Apropos of nothing logical… As I type this, the New York Times’ “Election dashboard” shows Democrats have won 222 house seats won by Democrats – 4 more than they need for a majority – and Republicans have won 51 senate seats – 1 more than they need for a majority. And directly under those numbers, the “dashboard” shows a 95% probability for...

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THE SESSIONS “RESIGNATION”

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Jeff Sessions is out as Attorney General, and will be replaced, at least for now, by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker. How voluntary was this?  Well, according to Jacob Pramuk and Dan Mangan’s article for CNBC, his resignation letter was undated, and started by saying  “At your request, I am submitting my resignation.” That sounds...

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WHY IS DONALD TRUMP SUDDENLY A NANCY PELOSI FAN?

First, let me show you the tweet that prompted this blog: Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor! 8:31 AM – Nov 7, 2018 Do you think President Trump tweeted this comment out of...

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DID FLORIDA TURN BLUE YESTERDAY?

I concede that, at first blush, the above question might seem strange. After all, didn’t Republican Ron DeSantis defeat Democrat Andrew Gillum to become Florida’s new Governor? And isn’t Republican Rick Scott ahead of Democrat Bill Nelson for Florida’s senate seat? But another vote also took place yesterday:  Amendment 4. By passing Amendment 4, Florida voters reinstated...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from CNN show host and, last night, election analyst, Jake Tapper. This exchange between him and Wolf Blitzer explains how Mr. Tapper sees the Democrat Party taking over the house: TAPPER:  “[Trump] just lost the House”. BLITZER:  “But he did manage to hold onto the Senate”. TAPPER:  “And mazel tov.  “But the bottom line is...

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MY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA…

…for electing louis farrakhan acolyte, cop-killer supporting, Israel hating keith ellison as your attorney general… …and equally Israel-hating ilhan omar, who appears to have married her own brother to get into this country, as one of your congresspeople? What will you do for an encore?  Put up a referendum to replace the constitution with the hamas charter?

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THE NEW CONGRESS

The bottom line?  No blue wave, but a mixed congress. Republicans will hold the senate and add at least two seats – maybe four. Let’s split the difference ant call it three.  That would move the final senate lineup from its presently tenuous 51-49 Republican majority to a solid 54-46.  And with John McCain, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker gone, it will be a more reliably partisan...

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Is John King capable of…

… saying two consecutive sentences without using the word “again”?  He’s got to be in triple figures already, and it’s only 9:30 Eastern. His repetitive use of that word is maddening. Oh, did I mention that, as of this moment, my expectations for how things will turn out tonight are pretty much being realized? Plenty more to go.

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MY EXPECTATION – NOT PREDICTION, BUT EXPECTATION – FOR TONIGHT

I do not make predictions.  But I do have expectations. My expectation is that Republicans will retain control of the senate and expand it maybe to 53-47 or 54-46. My expectation is that Democrats will win the house by gaining in the neighborhood of 27-32 seats. I don’t discount being surprised in either direction.  But I will be far more surprised if Democrats do better than I expect...

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JAIR TRUMP?

My congratulations to Jair Bolsonaro for his surprise, “trumpian” (i.e. politically unconventional) win in Brazil’s national elections. And my special congratulations to Mr. Bolsonaro for immediately making good on a campaign promise to move Brazil’s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. When do some of the other heads of state around the world recognize that the...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Brenda Battel, former reporter for the Huron (Michigan) Daily Tribune. The fact that yesterday, before voicing this quote, Ms. Battel was still employed by the paper, should give you an idea that it probably is a bit controversial.  If so, I assure you you’ve got things right. It seems that Ms. Battel called the office of Republican senate candidate...

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WHEN REPUBLICANS PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE…

…this is what protesters -who, presumably are anti-Republican, did. If they really think sitting while the anthem is played and screaming things like “racist country” and “fuck this song” are the acceptable reaction, that it their business.  This is America and they are free to do so – an irony that, I strongly suspect, is lost on most of them. By the way, if...

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LOUIS FARRAKHAN’S LATEST MEDIA FREE PASS

Did you know that louis for, the career Black supremacist, anti-white and anti-Semitic hate monger, is currently in Iran? That, in addition to continuing to spew his hate, he is leading chants of “Death to America” and “death to Israel”, thus ingratiating himself to the mass murdering mullahs who run the show there? From Virginia Kruta’s article for...

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POLLING I DO NOT BELIEVE

I’ll make this very short and to the point:  all of a sudden, at the end of what most polls have shown to be a relatively tight race for Senate in New Jersey, incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez has a 12% lead over Republican opponent Bob Hugin in the just-released Stockton poll (51%- 39%) and a 15% lead in the just-released Quinnipiac poll (55% – 40%). I certainly believe Menendez is...

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