Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Tired of all this Losing yet? – Buckle your seat belts, it’s gonna be a rocky few days – and maybe more than that – on the stock markets. The resignation of President Trump’s Chief Economic Adviser, Gary Cohn, pretty much ensures that. Cohn’s resignation creates uncertainty in the direction of economic policy, and if there is one thing investors hate more than anything else, it’s uncertainty where policy is concerned.
Cohn announced he will be leaving in a few weeks after the President made the decision to move forward with tariffs on steel and aluminum against his adviser’s wishes. Or at least, that’s the stated reason. It seems more likely that Cohn, a globalist Democrat fish out of water in this administration who has frequently clashed not only with President Trump but with several other senior advisers and cabinet officials, decided this would be a convenient time to make his exit and get back to making gobs of money with Goldman Sachs.
After all, it isn’t as if Cohn had been overruled on matters of economic policy on a regular basis. Plus, it isn’t as if Mr. Trump’s plans to levy such tariffs were any big secret when Cohn took the job. Trump made that explicit promise time and time again on the campaign trail during 2015 and 2016, and we’ve all seen that he is pretty much laser-focused on keeping such campaign promises.
If Cohn really is so thin-skinned that not getting his way on one issue is enough to make him decide to quit, then he probably needs to go back to hanging out with fellow liberals anyway. No word yet on who the replacement might be, but putting together a list of candidates who actually support the Trump “America First” program might be a good place to start the search. After all, that’s another promise the President made throughout his campaign: No time like the present to start keeping it where his chief economic adviser is concerned.
Democrats in action. – Jihad supporter and ironic “women’s” march organizer Linda Sarsour was arrested at the U.S. Capitol building yesterday. The radical anti-Semite was hauled off with several of her jihadist friends on charges of “civil disobedience”, whatever that means. The group had refused to leave when asked to do so by Ryan’s staffers, insisting they be allowed to meet with the Speaker ahead of others who actually had appointments to see him.
The subject these jihadists wanted to meet about? DACA. That’s right – they wanted to meet about the DACA “Kids” (Average age: 26), who are in this country illegally, an issue about which Sarsour literally has no skin in the game whatsoever.
Think about the literal perfection of this incident: A bunch of leftist radicals insisting upon jumping the line ahead of people who had played by the rules so they could meet with the Speaker in support of a bunch of illegal immigrants who insist upon jumping the immigration line ahead of thousands of others who are playing by the legal immigration rules. If you pointed that irony out to Sarsour, she wouldn’t get it. She is a Democrat, after all.
That “Wave” still looks pretty darn Red in Texas. – Hey, remember all that talk over the last couple of weeks about a “Blue Wave” supposedly coming to Texas, as a supposed “record” number of Democrat voters turned out during the early voting period for the primary elections that took place on Tuesday? Remember how the state’s Democrat Party had supposedly finally gotten its act together, how the Ds were actually fielding living human being candidates in all of the state’s 36 congressional races, how Democrat “rising star” Beto O’Rourke was going to beat Republican Ted Cruz in the U.S. senate race? Yeah, that was just yet another fake news media-generated myth.
That myth was generated by media outlets like the Dallas Morning News and the web-based Texas Tribune looking only at early voting numbers coming in from the state’s big cities, where Democrats tend to do their best in a state in which their party has not won a statewide election since 1994. Turns out that when you look at the voting totals from the entire state, including all those rural areas where Republicans dominate, the results from yesterday’s primaries look pretty similar to how they’ve looked for the past quarter of a century.
Per the Texas Secretary of State’s official election returns, Democrat turnout was just 6.79% overall, despite the record number of early votes. As is always the case with Texas Democrats, they just don’t show up to cast votes in person on Election Day. Meanwhile, GOP turnout was 10.10%, and the total votes cast in statewide races for Republicans out-paced the vote totals for Democrats by roughly 1.5 million to 1.0 million.
If those ratios hold firm come November, they translate to basically the same 60/40 GOP advantage in statewide races that the Republicans have won every four years since 1994. In other words, there won’t be any “blue wave” coming to Texas, or anywhere else for that matter, come November. But hey, you can’t blame the fake news media for giving it the old college try – that’s what they think they’re in business to do.
God Bless Texas.
Just another day in the only wave in Texas is a big ol’ red one America.
That is all.
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