Big govt, Elections, Politics

GOP Could Steal Senate Seat in Indy

According to the latest survey out of Indiana, Republican Mike Braun could steal the U.S. Senate seat from incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly. The internal poll of likely voters conducted Oct. 14-17 was cited by the Braun campaign as showing a 44-40 percent advantage, and they credit the Kavanaugh confirmation fight for the push ahead. An internal memo from Braun’s campaign report, “Since Senator Donnelly committed the equivalent of political suicide by voting against Justice Kavanaugh a little more than two weeks ago, the bottom has fallen out of his campaign.” We can only hope it’s correct.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Indiana Republican Mike Braun is claiming a Brett Kavanaugh surge, citing internal campaign polling with the businessman leading Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the days after the Supreme Court justice was confirmed.

The survey of 800 likely voters, conducted Oct. 14-17, showed Braun with a 44-40 percent advantage over Donnelly, who voted against Kavanaugh’s confirmation after a nasty partisan battle that saw his nomination rocked by uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct. Libertarian Lucy Brenton was at 7 percent in this poll, which had a margin of error is 3.46 percentage points.

“Since Senator Donnelly committted the equivalent of political suicide by voting against Justice Kavanaugh a little more than two weeks ago, the bottom has fallen out of his campaign,” reads a Braun campaign polling memorandum from the Republican nominee’s top strategists, Jon Kohan and Josh Kelley.

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California Cooks the Voter Rolls with Noncitizens

California is piling on election integrity concerns with just weeks to go before the midterm election in November with its “motor voter” registration where illegal immigrants – possibly also felons and those under the age of 18 – are being put on voter rolls. According to a Sacramento Bee report, an internal audit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles says about 1,500 such customers may be erroneously registered. They also claim that the error has been corrected. To be fair, it’s a lot fewer than the 23,000 erroneous voter registrations reported just last month. A better question to ask, however, is if 1,500 illegal ballots can swing a tight House race to the left. Congressional races have been decided by far fewer votes.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Complaints about so-called “motor voter” registration (dating back to the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993) have largely fallen on deaf ears. After all, why not give everyone the chance to vote, right? California has been taking that concept to a new level, however. The DMV there has now issued yet another round of retractions after discovering that an additional roughly 1,500 residents were registered to vote despite being “ineligible.” And in the vast majority of these cases, you already know what that means. They’re registering non-citizens. (Sacramento Bee)

An internal audit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles released Monday shows about 1,500 customers may have been improperly registered to vote.

“Approximately 1,500 customers may have been registered to vote in error,” the DMV wrote in a letter Monday to the Secretary of State’s Office. “This error has been corrected and is separate from the processing error we notified you about in writing on September 5.”

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Big govt, Elections

Breitbart’s Leaked Google Video Stuns Media

Earlier this week, Breitbart broke the story of a meeting among Google powers-that-be held the day after the 2016 presidential election. In that video, the group conveyed, without reservation, their ‘dismay’ at the election of Donald Trump. Reports Breitbart: “[the] eye-brow raising footage shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin contrasting supporters of President Trump with fascists driven by ‘boredom.'” Other officials effused anti-Trump sentiments along those lines. It’s yet another hit to the Silicon Valley elitism which unequivocally sought to aid the election of Hillary Clinton. Things are not going well for Google, Twitter, Facebook, et al.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Journalists, media executives, and political figures reacted Wednesday afternoon to a Breitbart News report revealing leaked footage of Google’s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 presidential election in which executives of the Silicon Valley giant expressed disillusionment with President Donald Trump’s victory.

As reported earlier by Breitbart News’Allum Bokhari, the eye-brow raising footage shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin contrasting supporters of President Trump with fascists driven by “boredom.”

“The Google co-founder then asks his company to consider what it can do to ensure a “better quality of governance and decision-making.” VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker argues that supporters of populist causes like the Trump campaign are motivated by “fear, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there,” writes Bokhari.

Yelp’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Luther Lowe was among the first Silicon Valley executives to share the story, tweeting: “[U]mm… WOW. Breitbart just dropped video of a full TGIF (Google’s confidential company-wide meeting) the day after the election. Might send a bottle of scotch to Google D.C. What a nightmare.”

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Can GOP Win Oregon Governorship?

Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate and state representative Dr. Knute Buehler is making waves lambasting Democratic contenders Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek for their roles in ignoring sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers. “For too long, casual attitudes and unprofessional behavior has been accepted and tolerated in the Capitol,” Buehler blasted. “This troubling culture knows no party affiliation and exists whether you’re an elected official, lobbyist or student intern.” The grand irony here is that the left-inspired “me-too” movement, which has destroyed the reputations and careers of dozens of celebrities and politicians in the last year, threatens to devour its own in several blue states.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek aren’t going anywhere, at least of their own volition. Both Democrats have rejected GOP gubernatorial candidate Dr. Knute Buehler’s demand they resign because of allegations the legislative leaders have been ignoring sexual harassment complaints involving lawmakers.

“For too long, casual attitudes and unprofessional behavior has been accepted and tolerated in the Capitol,” Buehler, who is an Oregon state representative, said in a statement. “This troubling culture knows no party affiliation and exists whether you’re an elected official, lobbyist or student intern.”

A February report showed a long pattern of sexual misconduct in the Oregon Legislature that ramped up in intensity during the 2017 legislative session. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian accused Courtney and Kotek of ignoring reports of sexual harassment.

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Elections, Politics, Uncategorized

Fountain of Youth or Voter Fraud in Ohio’s 12th

Just 1,700 votes–less than one percent of the vote–in Ohio’s contested 12th district stand between special election victory or defeat for Republican Troy Balderson. Alarmingly, this may be the result of a determined effort by leftist to further destroy the integrity of the voting process by fighting voter ID laws and blocking the removal of defunct voter registrations. Due to their efforts, experts claim that 170 registered voters in the 12th district alone are more than 116 years old (The oldest living person in the world right now is 115-year-old Kane Tanaka of Japan). Either central Ohio has some really good water or something’s a bit fishy with the voter rolls. Whether any of these superhuman voters cast votes in this hotly contested special election remains to be seen.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Republican Troy Balderson clings to a narrow margin in last night’s special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional district, underscoring the impact voter fraud can have in key elections around the country.

The separation of 1700 votes, or less than one percent, highlights the recent attempt by Democratic activists to fight efforts to prevent voter fraud from occurring.

For the past four years, George Soros has spent millions of dollars trying to weaken Ohio’s election security by funding efforts to both block its implementation of Voter ID and prevent the state from removing inaccurate registrations.

Soros pledged $5 million to fund Clinton campaign attorney Marc Elias’s efforts to fight voter ID laws in Ohio and two other states ahead of the 2016 election. Elias would file that suit in Ohio on behalf of several groups, including the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, that would have an employee sentenced to prison for voter fraud.

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Elections, Politics

2020 Poll Shock: Michelle Obama for President?

Since late last year, President Trump’s polling numbers have continued to improve to well above that of Barack Obama’s at the same point in his first term.

Couple that both with polls showing he’d defeat top-tier Dems in a head-to-head contest and also with the fact the Democrat generic ballot advantage has vanished, and suddenly the November picture is looking rather nice for the GOP.

There’s just one problem: Zogby just released hypothetical numbers showing a match-up between Trump and Obama…Michelle Obama.

She leads him decisively at 48-39. It’s an interesting thought given her refusal to run for Senate but with a strategic non-answer for a potential White House bid.

And with her new book due out just after the November election, we can only speculate.

Here’s more from Hotair.com…

On a slow post-holiday news day, what could be more blogworthy than a (1) 2020 poll (2) from Zogby, of all people, (3) featuring a hypothetical match-up between POTUS and Obama?

Michelle Obama, that is. Not Barack.

Her book, “Becoming,” is due out one week after the midterms in November. Hmmmm.

Since our last poll, Michelle Obama has a comfortable 9% lead-the former first lady beats Trump 48% to 39%, up from 49%-42% in January. The reason for the race favoring Michelle Obama is that the former first lady does make the same inroads that [Bernie] Sanders and [Joe] Biden make with groups that supported the president, such as independents (Obama leads 43% to 32%) and voters without a college degree (Obama leads 46% to 41%), 18-29 year olds (Obama leads 56% to 30%) and voters aged 18-24 (Obama leads 62% to 27%). Trump wins with white voters-48% to 39% and among older voters aged 65+ by double digits, NASCAR fans (Trump wins 53%-37%), and Walmart shoppers (Trump wins 46%-42%). Trump also wins voters in the South (Trump wins 46%-44%) and Central Great Lakes regions (Trump wins 46%-42%) region. A majority of union (58%), east (57%) and west (52%) voters back Michelle Obama much more than the president.

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New Poll Is More Really Bad News for Pelosi’s Dems

Back in October of last year, the picture being painted by the media was that of a ‘blue wave’ coming to sweep away Republican control of Congress, and with it any chance of appointing more conservatives to the Supreme Court.

At that time, the Democrat generic ballot advantage was as high as 15 points, virtually guaranteeing Speaker Pelosi.

But then, all of that changed…very quickly.

That number started dropping like a led balloon, hastened all the more by the successful passage of the GOP tax cut.

Now the latest poll has come out showing the Dems’ advantage is down to a single point.

What’s instructive about that is that in previous midterm elections in which Republicans won decisively, the Dem advantage was at least five points.

Bottom line: the Democrat Party is looking at a big loss in November unless they can pull out of the nosedive soon.

Here’s more from Hotair.com

The old conventional wisdom: What if Democrats take back both chambers of Congress this fall?

The new conventional wisdom: What if Republicans never lose another election?

Seriously, it’s a cinch that the GOP will lose House seats this fall. The growing mystery is whether they’ll lose enough to actually return Nancy Pelosi to power. Yesterday CNN found the Democratic advantage on the generic ballot down to three points. Today Reuters finds it down to one. Given the feel-good spectacle this morning of Trump and Pence greeting American hostages on their return home from North Korea, it’s quite possible that a poll next week will show the GOP even — or ahead! — on the generic ballot. On Christmas Day 2017, they trailed by 13 points on average.

 

 

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Elections, Issues, Politics

Pelosi May Have Just Lost the Election for Dems

San Fran Nancy Pelosi continues to be her own worst enemy…and that of her party. She’s been ecstatic about the possibility that she might become Speaker once again, but she seems to keep forgetting that one doesn’t help the cause by saying stupid things.

Enter the recent Politico Playbook event the other day in which Pelosi was interviewed about a number of things, including the prospect of Democrats retaking the House.

Moderators relayed the charge by Republicans that Dems will institute single-payer health care and raise taxes if in control again.

Pelosi’s mic-drop response: “The second part is accurate.”

That massive slapping sound was the collective facepalm of all the Dems up for reelection in red-states where the prospect of tax hikes are reflexively met with voters’ outrage.

Good luck, Nancy.

Here’s more from Hotair…

Is this the tweet that launched a thousand campaign ads, and burnt the topless towers of Democratic midterm ambitions? If the Republican Party and/or the National Republican Congressional Committee doesn’t cut a version of Nancy Pelosi’s remarks at today’s Politico Playbook interview for every contested House race, they should get sued for incompetence. Jake Sherman asks Pelosi about GOP claims that a Democratic House majority would pass a single-payer health care system and raise taxes. “The second part is accurate,” Pelosi replied:

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake points out that Pelosi continues to be her own worst enemy:

Nancy Pelosi clearly wants to be speaker again, and she’s on the cusp of reclaiming that perch. But someone appears to be standing in her way: Nancy Pelosi. …

While PolitiFact ruled a month ago that claims Pelosi had pledged to raise taxes were only “half true,” Pelosi seemed to just confirm that’s her plan. Most any politician knows that when you are asked whether you want to “raise taxes,” the next words out of your mouth probably shouldn’t be “Yes.” You talk around it. You massage it. Republicans passed this bill partially in hopes that Democrats would be baited into running against tax cuts and for raising taxes, and Pelosi seems to be obliging them.

None of this is to say this is a fatal blow for Pelosi’s hopes to become speaker. And she’s certainly done her party plenty of good on that front, most notably with her fundraising. But Democrats need to win in red areas to take back the House, and her message seems to be significantly different than the one the candidates who will decide that desire.

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Elections, Media, Politics

Hillary: ‘They Were Never Going To Let Me’ Win

That Hillary went into a seething tirade at her campaign watch party after learning she was losing isn’t exactly big news.

But the details concerning how all that went down on election night and what she said immediately upon learning it actually is news.

According to a new tell-all book, Hillary remarked cynically, “They were never going to let me be president.”

Of course, that begs the question who is ‘they’? Bill Clinton speculated that there was a conspiracy between the New York Times and Trump to secure his victory for the purpose of better headlines. Right.

Meanwhile, we’re aboard an alien spaceship in the Bermuda Triangle sipping mint juleps with Big Foot.

Moving right along.

Here’s more from Hotair…

One day, when Americans of stout heart rise up and declare themselves free of it, the 2016 election will be over, but … today is not that day, friends. While the minutiae and meaning of Donald Trump’s campaign continue to get dissected, the other campaign gets some attention in a new book from reporter Amy Chozick titled Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling.

The Daily Beast’s Gideon Resnick excerpts several passages from the book, none of which make Hillary Clinton sympathetic. For example, this recounting of her Election Night notification reminds everyone of both Hillary’s sense of entitlement and paranoia:

“Of all the Brooklyn aides, Jen Palmieri had the most pleasant bedside manner,” Chozick writes. “That made her the designated deliverer of bad news to Hillary. But not this time. She told Robby there was no way she was going to tell Hillary she couldn’t win. That’s when Robby, drained and deflated, watching the results with his team in a room down the hall from Hillary’s suite, labored into the hallway of the Peninsula to break the news. Hillary didn’t seem all that surprised. ‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me….’ Hillary said, now within a couple of inches of his face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.’”

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Joe Biden: Republicans ‘Don’t Want Black Folks Voting’

It’s no secret former Vice President Joe Biden is gearing up for a presidential bid in 2020, especially given the polls showing he’d likely have beaten Hillary for the Democrat nomination and would have given Trump a run for his money.

So, of course, he’s turning to the age-old Democrat playbook in which the go-to play is class and race warfare.

On an interview with everyone’s favorite race-card-pulling, shake-down artist Al Sharpton, Biden dropped this humdinger: “These Republicans don’t want working-class people voting. They don’t want black folks voting.”

According to Democrats, enforcing federal law and reducing voter fraud qualifies as racism.

Because clearly Dems usually lose in a fair fight.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” former Vice President Joe Biden told host Al Sharpton that Republicans didn’t want African-Americans voting.

SHARPTON: Let me ask you about voting rights. That was another thing the Obama-Biden administration was heavy on under attorney general well as Lynch going in with lawsuits against voter ID and doing in to deal with voter suppression. They have said that foreigners are voting.

BIDEN:  It’s a lie. It’s a flat lie. The assertion the president made from the beginning is a flat lie. Every study, every program -every commission that looked at it said it’s simply not true. It’s part of the big lie. You realize just in past year, in 24 states, the administration’s allies have introduced 60 pieces of legislation, or maybe 70 pieces of legislation, to curtail the franchise. It’s what these guys are all about, man. These Republicans don’t want working-class people voting. They don’t want black folks voting. Look what we are doing now. There’s a movement. You have George Will making the argument that felons should have their—after serving their time—their right restored to vote. What is the one thing we want people getting out of prison to do? We want them to engage in society again. What’s the most significant thing you can do to engage? Get in and vote. These guys, you’re talking about 1.5 million people who have served their time who are unable to vote. Of those there are 30% or more that are African American. We should have like other countries have, automatic registration. You turn 18, you go to any government agency, Department of Motor Vehicle, get your Social Security number clarified and you are automatically registered to vote in your district. We should be be engaged. That’s the one thing that keeps people focused on what’s going on in their country. It’s totally crazy.

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