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Cher Reaches Peak Liberal Hypocrisy With One 280 Character Tweet

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Dear Cher: Sometimes it is better to stay silent and be thought a fool than to send out a tweet that proves the point.  – President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) had already gotten pretty much every leading national Democrat in America to admit they really don’t want to have all those inconvenient illegal immigrants placed in their self-designated “sanctuary” cities and states. From Nancy Pelosi to Chuck Schumer to Mayor Pete to Lieawatha to Spartacus, they’d all weighed in by reciting the same talking points script to their co-conspirator reporters that the Trump plan to bus illegals to cities that claimed they actually want them was somehow “cruel” and “uses these migrants as political pawns,” as if that isn’t exactly what the Democrats have been doing with them for the last two decades. The rank hypocrisy was literally breathtaking to behold.

But things got even better on Sunday. So, so, sooooo much better, when the ’60s pop relic and current Resistance icon Cher weighed in with her own unique combination of hubris, arrogance, ignorance and abject hypocrisy. She did it all on Twitter, because of course she did:

As I compile this piece this morning, that tweet has more than 40,000 likes, one of which is mine. I’d like it 1,000 times if only I could, because it is absolutely the perfect expression of today’s mindless leftist hypocrisy, all in less than 280 characters. It is quite literally a masterpiece of the liberal hypocrite art.

See, y’all, this mindless cretin celebrity understands helping struggling immigrants in other cities – y’all should be doing all y’all can because these immigrants are all, like, struggling and stuff or something. But HER CITY – you know, like, Los Angeles and stuff? Why, HER CITY is special. Unlike any of y’all’s cities, CHER’S CITY ISN’T TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. So it’s all, like, totes special and stuff or something.

See, unlike El Paso or Las Cruces – which appealed to the federal government for more help on Sunday due to the flood of illegals into its friendly confines – or Laredo or San Antonio or Tucson or Albuquerque or any of those towns out here in what Cher calls “flyover country”, HER CITY – that’s, ummmm…Los Angeles, right? – has Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS! Is that really possible? We’ve never seen that before in Austin or Dallas or Houston or Oklahoma City or Denver. Have we?

Oh, but there’s more – poor Cher! See, HER CITY has PPL WHO – are you ready for this? – LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE, & [ARE] HUNGRY! (ummmm…what’s a “PPL”? I dunno, but Cher sez it’s a thing or something, so it must be a thing. Or something.)

Y’all, it’s soo, soooooooo sad out there in CHER’S CITY, like, you know, Los Angeles or something? And it’s even worse than that, see, ‘cuz some of those PPL WHO LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE & HUNGRY that HER CITY ISN’T TAKING CARE OF ARE VETS! ummmm….what’s a VET? Is that, like, a cat doctor or something?

But it’s not sad out there in OUR CITIES, ‘cuz we don’t have PPL or VETS or … something. And stuff.

Anyways, y’all, we gotta do something in our own towns, ‘cuz if CHER’S CITY and Her State Can’t Take Care of Its Own (many are VETS and even PPL), How Can It Take Care Of More   ummmm…I think there should be, like, a question mark there or something?

Excuse me while I go throw up.

That is all. For now.

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Sane Americans Should Treat the Insane Green New Deal as a Deadly Serious Matter

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I repeat, we must take this insane “Green New Deal” very seriously… – because the Democrats aren’t kidding, hard as that might be for any sane person to believe. You may have noticed that the only part of the “Green New Deal” that has disappeared from the news media since its hysterically absurd rollout a few weeks back is the details.

The raging Bronx nitwit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly removed her third-grade-level talking points document from her website after it was widely panned on social media, but that hasn’t stopped the fake, “mainstream” news media from doing its dead-level best to keep the hoax alive. The Climate Scammers who run the New York Times Climate section published a huge essay last week in which they twisted themselves into pretzels of illogic and outright lies in order to declare the GND to be “technologically possible”, but also had enough integrity to point out that it would cost many, many trillions of dollars we do not have and getting authorized legislation passed would be near-impossible.

Those last two points were pretty much the only true things in the piece, so of course the same scammers issued an apology for including them in their otherwise-fantasy-based screed when all the social justice warriors on Twitter went ballistic on them. Because in today’s fake news media, promoting leftist politically-correct fantasy always take priority over arcane things like reporting simple facts.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Week in Review, detestable Senator Dianne Feinstein was accosted by a group of 8,9, and 10 year-old children whose abusive parents are using them as political tools. Which I guess makes the parents even more detestable than Sen. Feinstein, come to think of it. Anyway, when these kids tried to bully Feinstein into reciting the Democrat GND religious dogma, the Senator, in a rare moment of lucidity, proceeded to lecture them on what an unworkable fantasy the thing is.

Naturally, Feinstein later apologized after – you guessed it – all the social justice warriors on Twitter went ballistic on her.  See how this works?

Longtime NBC news hack Andrea Mitchell, a decades-long promotor of the Climate Scam, became the latest target the Twitter social justice warrior thuggery when, on NBC’s Meet the Press show, she – accurately, for once in her sordid career – chastised those abusive parents, saying “Who are the adults who bring their kids, who don’t understand this stuff, seven, eight, nine, ten-year-olds. I understand the passion of children and how important it is, but to ambush a senator this way.” You could hear the SJW heads exploding in the background if you listen closely to the tape.

Mitchell went on to get into a back and forth with some raging fake green nitwit named Heather McGhee about some of the same points the NYTimes Climate people raised: It costs trillions, and you’ll never get it through congress. McGhee’s responses ranged from promoting fascist thuggery (of course) to rank ignorance about the legislative process, but no matter. By the mere act of questioning the GND, which has now become nothing less than the equivalent of the Book of Revelations in the Church of Global Warming’s Bible, even a devoted leftist news-faker like Andrea Mitchell now becomes an enemy of the religious zealots.

And there is the bottom line on this, folks: This is a religious cult we are dealing with here, and the entire Democrat Party is now a captive of it. You don’t have to believe me – all you have to do is look and see the Party’s presidential contenders all lining up to unthinkingly endorse the lunatic “plan” like so many lemmings running off the nearest cliff.

Their own literature states that, even if you could do all the insane things they advocate during the next 12 years – capture all the cow farts (or hey, just kill all the cows), eliminate the miracle of air flight, destroy the fossil fuels that supply 80% of global energy and make modern life possible and replace it all with rail lines to Hawaii and London and China and Australia and millions of gigantic windmills and solar farms scarring the breadth and depth of America, you would, maybe, in a perfect scenario, prevent 1 degree of “global warming.”

Yes, half the population would die within a year due to lack of reliable energy, but in AOC’s mind, that’s a small price to pay and hey, all those people assuming room temperature means that’s just that much less CO2 being emitted, since they aren’t breathing anymore. If you think I’m kidding, you need to look a little closer into the former bartender’s dead, beady eyes.

But all those facts are irrelevant anyway, aren’t they?

They’re irrelevant because arguing facts and logic and objective truth with people who are nothing more than zealous adherents to a religious cult will always fail. Any facts or logic or truth that fall outside of the dogma dictated by Pope Al Gore and Cardinals like AOC and that actor who was on the Titanic when it sank, or something, will fall on deaf ears, have you branded as a heretic and tarred and feathered on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

And that’s how they treat their philosophical supporters. Think how they will be prepared to treat all of you common people out there in flyover country if they ever regain the power necessary to really push this insanity, like they did with Obamacare in 2009-10.

This is serious stuff, people.  Deadly serious.

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The Enemy Within, Ilhan Omar, Now Has a Seat in Congress

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Enemy Within now has a seat in congress. – Her name is Ilhan Omar, a radical Muslim activist who hates Jews and Israel, supports Sharia Law, supports Hamas, ISIS and other terrorist groups, and is an actual elected representative from Minnesota. Her hate-filled, anti-American, anti-Semitic views are all on display in this 2013 interview:

This Muslim radical is feeling increasingly emboldened by her new position and the friendly attitudes towards her views displayed by her fellow Democrat members of congress, which is no surprise given that the Vice-Chairman of the DNC during 2017 and 2018 was another well-known anti-Semite, Keith Ellison. Oh, yeah, and Ellison now just happens to be the Attorney General in … wait for it … Minnesota!

Rep. Omar now feels so enabled by her increasingly anti-Israel party apparatus that she went on an anti-Israel Twitter storm last night, chronicled here by Grabien News. In her storm, she accused Israel of bribing members of congress (wonder if she’s also concerned about Netflix giving Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10 million for rights to the documentary they did about her?), and incorrectly identified the American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the source of those “bribes” (AIPAC is a 501(c)4 organization that does not make political contributions).

Desperate for some support after pro-Israel Twitter users slammed her for her racist remarks, Omar then re-tweeted a message from Joshua Zeitz, which she obviously failed to read all the way through the end of its 280 characters.  Zeitz’s tweet begins by sounding supportive of Omar’s anti-Israel position, but then ends by slamming the obvious anti-Semite by stating she “might as well call us hook-nosed.”

Ooooooooops.

If you wondered why almost no Democrats stood to join all of the Republicans in applauding President Trump’s State of the Union messages about support for Israel, well, it should be coming more clear now. Any Jewish American who continues to vote Democrat in the future is casting a suicidal vote.

It’s fair to note that if a Republican did any of what Omar did last night, he or she would be hounded from office by fellow Republicans and our fake news media. Omar, being just another anti-Semitic Democrat, will be given a pass from our increasingly anti-Semitic fake news media, because that’s how this stuff works.

Speaking of Minnesota… – Oh hey, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is running for president in 2020!  Aren’t you all just so darn excited?  Yay!

Speaking in the midst of a massive Minnesota snowstorm, Klobuchar told her dozens of supporters that, on her first day in office, she would address “global warming.”

You seriously cannot make this stuff up.

I thought she’d already done this. – Fauxcahontas is running, too! But didn’t we already know that?  I’m confused. Anyway, the pathologically lying fraud Senator from Massachusetts tossed her headdress into the campfire ring on Sunday and sent up smoke signals notifying supporters that she now needs to raise some serious wampum for her 2020 warpath.

Meanwhile, in the Commonwealth of Virginia… – The white guys in black face and Klan robes are gonna survive, but the black guy isn’t.

That appears to be the math the Democrats and their fake news media enablers are setting up to be the ultimate outcome to almost unbelievable scandal that has unfolded among the state’s Democrat Party leaders over the past couple of weeks.

The fakenewsers at CBS gave Governor Ralph Northam a 30-minute softball interview with Obama buddy Gayle King, who pretends to be a “journalist” in her role as a host on the network’s low-rated morning program. Picking King for this interview basically gives Northam the Obama seal of approval and tells all Democrats to stand down where Northam’s concerned, so he’s going to survive.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Mark Herring, caught up in a similar “black face” scandal, has been laying low, and if you Google his name, you’ll see that no major media outlet has bothered to even file a story on him since February 6. So, the fake news media fix is in, and he will also survive to serve out his term.

Then there’s the only non-black face-wearing Democrat in this mix, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, who doesn’t need shoe polish because he happens to be African American. Fairfax has now been accused by not just one, but two women of being a sexual abuser, and both accusations are backed up by contemporaneous evidence, unlike any of the accusations leveled last Fall against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

USA Today is reporting that Fairfax – unlike Northam or Herring – will likely be facing an impeachment effort this week in the state’s House of Delegates. No one in the fake news media is awarding him softball interviews with Obama friends or otherwise giving him cover. He’s toast, whether he realizes it yet or not.

The lesson from the Democrat Party and the fake news media here is clear: If you’re a clearly racist white guy who also, like Northam, supports murdering live-born babies, you will survive as long as you can stick it out past the initial furor. But if you’re a black guy who is accused of abusing women, you are going to be tossed to the wolves.

That, friends, is your Democrat Party in action.

That is all.

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Florida Court Orders State Regulators to Permit Everglades Oil Drilling

Sunday Energy Update

(Because Energy Fuels Our Lives)

A court decision in Florida earlier this week illustrates the difficulties involved in drilling for oil and natural gas in environmentally sensitive areas. The inevitable tensions between environmental conservation and the exercise of property rights can become especially challenging to resolve when they take place in a state where existing oilfield regulations are inadequate and outdated.

That is what is happening in Florida this week, where a three-judge panel of the state’s First District Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) acted improperly in denying a permit to drill the first exploratory oil well in the Everglades in half a century. The DEP had initially denied the permit when it was filed in 2016 by mineral owner Kanter Real Estate LLC, citing threats to surface and groundwater.

After an administrative law judge, E. Gary Early, issued a finding that the five-acre parcel of land on which Kanter wants to drill the well is in fact isolated from groundwater and the local public water supply, and published a “recommended order” for the project to move forward, DEP officials once again denied the permit. The Court of Appeal ruled, in a 14-page decision, that “DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein improperly rejected ‘factual findings’ by” Judge Early and that “state law requires agencies to accept administrative law judges’ findings of fact unless they are not supported by ‘competent, substantial evidence.'”

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The Week in Review: It’s Big Black Curtains for the Clintons’ Comeback Tour

The Campaign Update Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I was asked the other day by a reader why Bill and Hillary Clinton are embarking on this joint speaking tour across the U.S. and Canada. It’s a good question to which the most obvious answers are a) to set the Pantsuit Princess up for another run at the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, and b) to try to rehab Slick Willie’s reputation, which finds itself once again in tatters in this era of #MeTooism.

That must be right since it is so hard to think of any other reason why they would do such a thing, unless…

Unless the grasping grifters are hard up for money. Could that really be possible? It’s not that hard to imagine. After all, since they lost the ability to engage on their influence racket, contributions to their fake “foundation” have plummeted. No doubt the fees they are able to charge for giving speeches have fallen as well, given that they are no longer able to promise political favors in return for half-million dollar checks.

They’ve both lived billionaire lifestyles for well over a decade now with neither of them earning an honest living of any kind. Without the ability to fleece their “foundation,” using 9 out of every 10 contributed dollars to pay for events, lodging and travel expenses, they’ve no doubt had to go through a great deal of their own ill-earned savings. Plus, they’ve had Chelsea and her layabout hubby to support all these years. Thus, it seems entirely possible that the main motivation behind this tour was to try to replenish the coffers by selling the only things they have to sell – themselves.

Think about it: They set this tour up as a sort of ’60s rock band revival kind of deal, scheduling the events in huge arenas designed for hockey and basketball like the Who and the Rolling Stones play on their seemingly never-ending “comeback” (as if they were ever really gone) tours. The Clintons and their handlers obviously assumed that the ignorant masses would rush to pay rock star ticket prices to fill these arenas that typically seat 12,000-20,000 souls.

But things aren’t quite working out that way, are they? On the tour’s opening night in Toronto, just 3,300 tickets were sold for a hockey arena that seats 18,000. Tickets that sported a face value of $177 were being hawked on the Internet for as low as $6.55 on the day of the event, whose organizers ended up having to hide vast swaths of the place behind big black curtains so that the Clintons wouldn’t be embarrassed by speaking to 5 empty seats for every filled one.

It seems that most people are more anxious to shell out the bucks to go watch Mick Jagger or Pete Townsend perform than they are to go listen to Bill brag about a presidency that is ancient history to most people or to hear the Coughing Crook engage in yet another coughing fit, which she did include in her tour-opening Toronto performance. Go figure.

This was all very predictable to anyone who’s been paying attention. After all, who can forget all the images from the 2016 campaign of the Hacking Hag speaking to an audience of a few dozen people – most of whom were paid staffers – in some high school gymnasium while Donald Trump was staging a rally before 10,000? The truth is that neither Clinton has been able to raise a decent audience since 1996 unless he or she had some form of political favor or influence to exchange for the price of the ticket or campaign contribution.

We should expect this terribly bad idea to end up a lot like the last Madonna tour – with a bunch of events cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. Because those 3,300 who showed up in Toronto this week barely covered the cost of staging the event, if they covered it at all. One thing we know for sure about the Clintons: If there’s no money in it, they have no interest in doing it.

Let’s go to the Week in Review:

It was the week when George “Poppy” Bush passed away, just 8 months after his beloved wife Barbara had died.  May they both Rest in Peace.

It was the week when Hillary Clinton’s top advisor, Philippe Reins, was photographed running around the Fox News studios with no pants on screaming about pubic hair.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

It was the week France began to turn into Venezuela, when the streets of Paris were set aflame by growing protests over the socialist government’s raising of gasoline taxes and against the moronic reign of the childish Prime Minister Emanuel Macron’ in general. Thanks, socialism!

It was the week when Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to the crime of lying to congress, becoming the 7th person in our nation’s entire history to be convicted of that legal violation. That’s how desperate Robert Mueller has become to put more skins on the wall.

It was the week when writer Jerome Corsi refused to lie for Mueller and his gang of thugs, instead choosing to set up a GoFundMe account to pay for the lawyers necessary to fight against the police state tactics Mueller has deployed against him. Collecting those skins got a little tougher for the Gestapo General, er, “Special Counsel.”

It was the week it became clear that Irish Bob O’Rourke is getting ready to run for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, causing outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel – who has presidential aspirations of his own – to try to put on the brakes, telling the scumbags over at Morning Joe that “If Beto O’Rourke wants to go and run for president, God bless him. He should put his hat in and make his case. But he lost. You don’t promote a loser to the top of the party.” Hey, the Democrats promoted a loser to become Mayor of Chicago, so why not go all the way?

It was the week when some bad polling numbers must have come in for the Democrats on the whole “migrant caravan” issue, since the fake news media pretty much quit reporting on it in unison around mid-week.

It was the week when both NPR and The Guardian emerged as major competitors to CNN and the New York Times in the competition to be the fakest fakety-fake media outlet in earth. The Guardian took the lead early in the week with a transparently fake story alleging that Paul Manafort had visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London no less than three times, but then NPR attempted a late-week comeback with an equally-transparently fake story alleging that Donald Trump, Jr. had perjured himself before congress.

At week’s end CNN emerged still the leader in The Campaign Update’s Fake News Power Rankings, simply on the strength of still having that little short bald guy who looks like George Costanza hosting a show five days a week.

It’s really hard for anyone to compete with that.

That is all.

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The Campaign Update Election Results Live Blog [Update 12]

The Campaign Update Election Results Live Blog [Update 12]

The Campaign Update Election Results Live Blog

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

 

Ok, folks, here we go.

Unlike I did this afternoon, I am going to run the Updates down the page, to keep them from getting mixed up with all the adds.  I will note each update with a number in the title, i.e., I will add “Update 1” to the title with the first update, “Update 2” with the 2nd, etc., so you’ll be able to easily know when something new is there.  I’ll also send out a tweet for those who follow on Twitter.

PLEASE COMMENT – I will be following your comments and responding to as many as I can.

What to look for early:

Kentucky HD 6 and Georgia HD 6 – if the Rs are leading in both these GOP-held districts when the polls close at 7:00 ET, it’s cause for celebration.  If the Ds are ahead, not so much.  Unless you’re a Democrat, of course.

Trump won both of these districts easily in 2016, but the Democrats have spent tons of money trying to turn them both.

Also, keep an eye on Republican incumbent Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th district.  That’s another the Ds are hoping to turn tonight.

If the Ds are winning in all of these districts, then their probability of taking the House becomes near-certain.  If they are losing them all, then we’re going to have a late night, perhaps early morning before we know where things are going.

Indiana Senate – We will also be seeing first numbers in this race at 7:00 ET, 6:00 CT.  It’s a big one, though not needed for the GOP to retain control in the Senate.  CNN’s already reporting what is most likely the absentee ballots, and Republican Braun is up big over Democrat incumbent Donnelly, but the Rs always lead in the absentee votes in Indiana.

We’ll see.

Back shortly.

UPDATE 12:  Politico has just called the Texas Senate race for Ted Cruz.  CNN is calling it, too.  And now Jake Tapper is encouraging Irish Bob to run for president.

*sigh*

And yes, I’m watching CNN, because Fox is just a bunch of windbags pontificating.  CNN has actual county-by-county analysis.  C’mon, Fox, catch up here.

As expected, the early vote in the AZ senate race is very tight, with Sinema holding about a 1% lead over McSally.  McSally needs to win the Election Day vote.

CNN just called ND senate race for Kevin Cramer.

Josh Hawley is sucking wind early against McCaskill in Missouri.  That one surprises me.  Not sure where those returns are from yet.

[Ooops, I was actually looking at old numbers in the MO race – Hawley is actually kickin butt there.  Awesome.]

Depending on AZ/NV, the Rs will have somewhere between 53-56 senate seats next session.  Cool.

 

UPDATE 11:  Scott Walker has pulled into the lead in Wisconsin!

Kemp still killing Abrams in Georgia.

Not sure why no one has called the FL gov race for DeSantis – he has won.

Scott’s race is somewhat closer with Nelson, but he appears to have an insurmountable lead as well given that 99% of the vote is now counted.  Just not enough votes left for the Ds.

Chris Kobach has lost the governor’s race in Kansas.  It will truly suck to have a Dem governor there for the next four years.

Cruz’s lead now at 85k with still ~50 rural counties yet to report a vote.  What we have to remember is that the first 4 million or so votes reported tonight in Texas were early votes.  As the Election Day vote comes in, Cruz’s lead will continue to expand.

CNN now calling the House Majority for the Ds.

Ugh.

 

UPDATE 10:  Cruz now down by 21k, still ~100 rural counties have yet to report.

Brian Kemp is killing Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s gubernatorial race.

Brat is losing VA 7.

Democrat McBath is leading Repub Handel in GA 6, where we finally have early votes reported.

Afraid the house is indeed gone.  Dammit.

On the bright side, DeSantis and Scott are both going to win in Florida.  That’s huge.

And finally, as I was typing this update, Cruz took the lead in Texas despite a big chunk of Houston’s votes coming in.  His lead will probably expand the rest of the evening.  But you have to give Irish Bob credit for making him sweat with his $80 million.

 

UPDATE 9:  DeSantis and Scott are now likely to both win in Florida.  What an amazing turnaround.

Braun has won Indiana.

Blackburn has won Tennessee.

Manchin has won WVA.

Kramer will win North Dakota.

John James is competing strongly in Michigan.

Cruz is 100k votes down but there are still over 100 rural counties who have not reported any votes at all to this point.  Karl Rove says Cruz will win in the end because of that.  I think Rove is right.

Right now, the Ds lead in 31 Red districts, the Rs lead in 5 Blue districts, and Fox News is now projecting the Democrats will gain a majority at the end of the evening.

We’ll see.  I’m not convinced yet.

UPDATE 8:  Barr has won KY 6.  Brat is barely behind know in VY 7.  If Brat can come back, that would be huge.  Still a big fat ZERO votes counted in GA 6.

Both Republicans are still holding on in Florida’s statewide races with 96% of the vote counted, and it appears that the votes still outstanding are pretty evenly split between R and D areas of the state.  Holy cow.

Cruz still a little behind in Texas, but most rural areas are still yet to report.

In Tennessee, the senate race is not close at this point, but will tighten as the night goes along.  But I think Blackburn wins that one.  [Fox just called it for Marsha!]

DeWine now in the lead in the Ohio governor’s race!

Braun still killing it in Indiana!

Kramer’s going to kill Heitcamp!

John James actually leading in the early Michigan returns.

This night is shaping up nicely, folks.  Keep the faith.

 

UPDATE 7:  I continue to be struck how much tonight is like 2016, especially in Florida statewide races.  Here we sit again with 93% of the votes counted, and the races are too close to call.  In 2016, everyone assumed all the outstanding votes were in the Miami/Broward area and Trump would lose.  But it turned out that there were still a bunch of votes sitting uncounted in GOP areas, and in a bunch of GOP-leaning precincts in South Florida.  Trump wins.

Cruz finally takes the lead in Texas, as the early vote returns start to finally come in from rural areas.  He will continue to build that lead as the night goes on.

Right now, I have to say that things are stacking up pretty nicely for the Rs.  Keep your fingers crossed.

 

UPDATE 6:  Ok, things are starting to shape up now:

– Cruz is going to win by 8-10 points, based on what we are seeing early.  Cool.

– Both DeSantis and Scott have now moved into leads in their races.  But most of the outstanding votes are in Miami/Broward area.  You have to think the Ds will win, but we thought the same in the 2016 presidential race, too.

– Barr is building his lead in KY 6.

– Bratt is holding on in VA 7.  Most remaining votes are in R areas.

– Braun still killing it in Indiana.

– Still not a damn vote in in GA 6.  Unreal.

– Despicable Donna Shalala has won FL 27, a Democrat pickup.  Ugh.

 

UPDATE 5:  Barr now dead even in KY 6, Brat has fallen behind, though just by a couple thousand votes.  Still nothing on GA 6.  What the hell?

Oops, Barr took the lead with 77% of the vote counted just as I hit “enter” on this update.

DeSantis now within 1.2%, Scott within 1.4% in Florida, as the Panhandle votes finally start coming in.  Still lots of votes outstanding in Miami/Dade, though, too, though.  No way to call those races yet.

Again, it’s 2016 all over again down there.

Braun retaining a strong lead on Donnelly, but he needs it for when Indiana’s larger cities start reporting votes later tonight.

Irish Bob O’Rourke is up early over Ted Cruz, but it’s just Dallas turning in its early vote totals.  No worries, yet.

 

UPDATE 4:  Brat now moving out to a significant lead in VA7.  Barr has pulled within .3% in KY 6, still tons of votes to be counted.

The FL Gov and Sen races are tightening with every update.  Nelson had led by as much as 6% but now up by 2.  Gillum up by just 1.6.

Nothing in from GA 6 yet, unfortunately.

This feels an awful lot like 2016, doesn’t it?  Yes, it does.

 

UPDATE 3:  Brat now actually looking ok in early returns, which are most likely from urban areas.  He’ll be stronger in the suburbs and rural areas.

Braun running much stronger against Donnelly right now in rural areas than expected.  Well ahead of pace so far.

Can’t help noticing that CNN goes to their black anchor person every time there’s an update to be given on the Florida and Georgia governor’s races, both of which feature black candidates for the Ds.  So damn ridiculous.

The encouraging thing about Florida right now is that, even though the Rs trail in the Gov and Sen races, votes are already coming in from Miami/Dade County, which is unusual.

In KY 6, D McGrath is now well ahead of R Barr.  Ugh.  Still early, though, and don’t know where the votes are from yet.

 

UPDATE 2:  Ok, it’s time to say it:  CNN just kicks Fox’s ass on these election night events.  Fox just has a bunch of people sitting around pontificating while CNN is giving us every detail in every county in every state.  I normally never tune in to CNN, but on election nights, man, there’s really no choice here.

 

UPDATE 1:  Bill Nelson is underperforming his 2012 re-election in Florida so far, by about 5%.  That was a very close race, so that again bodes well for the GOP in the Sunshine State.  Most vote in so far are from heavily-Democrat Pinellas County.

 

That is all.

 

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The Campaign Update Election Results Live Blog [Update 10]

The Campaign Update Election Results Live Blog

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

 

Ok, folks, here we go.

Unlike I did this afternoon, I am going to run the Updates down the page, to keep them from getting mixed up with all the adds.  I will note each update with a number in the title, i.e., I will add “Update 1” to the title with the first update, “Update 2” with the 2nd, etc., so you’ll be able to easily know when something new is there.  I’ll also send out a tweet for those who follow on Twitter.

PLEASE COMMENT – I will be following your comments and responding to as many as I can.

What to look for early:

Kentucky HD 6 and Georgia HD 6 – if the Rs are leading in both these GOP-held districts when the polls close at 7:00 ET, it’s cause for celebration.  If the Ds are ahead, not so much.  Unless you’re a Democrat, of course.

Trump won both of these districts easily in 2016, but the Democrats have spent tons of money trying to turn them both.

Also, keep an eye on Republican incumbent Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th district.  That’s another the Ds are hoping to turn tonight.

If the Ds are winning in all of these districts, then their probability of taking the House becomes near-certain.  If they are losing them all, then we’re going to have a late night, perhaps early morning before we know where things are going.

Indiana Senate – We will also be seeing first numbers in this race at 7:00 ET, 6:00 CT.  It’s a big one, though not needed for the GOP to retain control in the Senate.  CNN’s already reporting what is most likely the absentee ballots, and Republican Braun is up big over Democrat incumbent Donnelly, but the Rs always lead in the absentee votes in Indiana.

We’ll see.

Back shortly.

UPDATE 10:  Cruz now down by 21k, still ~100 rural counties have yet to report.

Brian Kemp is killing Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s gubernatorial race.

Brat is losing VA 7.

Democrat McBath is leading Repub Handel in GA 6, where we finally have early votes reported.

Afraid the house is indeed gone.  Dammit.

On the bright side, DeSantis and Scott are both going to win in Florida.  That’s huge.

And finally, as I was typing this update, Cruz took the lead in Texas despite a big chunk of Houston’s votes coming in.  His lead will probably expand the rest of the evening.  But you have to give Irish Bob credit for making him sweat with his $80 million.

 

UPDATE 9:  DeSantis and Scott are now likely to both win in Florida.  What an amazing turnaround.

Braun has won Indiana.

Blackburn has won Tennessee.

Manchin has won WVA.

Kramer will win North Dakota.

John James is competing strongly in Michigan.

Cruz is 100k votes down but there are still over 100 rural counties who have not reported any votes at all to this point.  Karl Rove says Cruz will win in the end because of that.  I think Rove is right.

Right now, the Ds lead in 31 Red districts, the Rs lead in 5 Blue districts, and Fox News is now projecting the Democrats will gain a majority at the end of the evening.

We’ll see.  I’m not convinced yet.

UPDATE 8:  Barr has won KY 6.  Brat is barely behind know in VY 7.  If Brat can come back, that would be huge.  Still a big fat ZERO votes counted in GA 6.

Both Republicans are still holding on in Florida’s statewide races with 96% of the vote counted, and it appears that the votes still outstanding are pretty evenly split between R and D areas of the state.  Holy cow.

Cruz still a little behind in Texas, but most rural areas are still yet to report.

In Tennessee, the senate race is not close at this point, but will tighten as the night goes along.  But I think Blackburn wins that one.  [Fox just called it for Marsha!]

DeWine now in the lead in the Ohio governor’s race!

Braun still killing it in Indiana!

Kramer’s going to kill Heitcamp!

John James actually leading in the early Michigan returns.

This night is shaping up nicely, folks.  Keep the faith.

 

UPDATE 7:  I continue to be struck how much tonight is like 2016, especially in Florida statewide races.  Here we sit again with 93% of the votes counted, and the races are too close to call.  In 2016, everyone assumed all the outstanding votes were in the Miami/Broward area and Trump would lose.  But it turned out that there were still a bunch of votes sitting uncounted in GOP areas, and in a bunch of GOP-leaning precincts in South Florida.  Trump wins.

Cruz finally takes the lead in Texas, as the early vote returns start to finally come in from rural areas.  He will continue to build that lead as the night goes on.

Right now, I have to say that things are stacking up pretty nicely for the Rs.  Keep your fingers crossed.

 

UPDATE 6:  Ok, things are starting to shape up now:

– Cruz is going to win by 8-10 points, based on what we are seeing early.  Cool.

– Both DeSantis and Scott have now moved into leads in their races.  But most of the outstanding votes are in Miami/Broward area.  You have to think the Ds will win, but we thought the same in the 2016 presidential race, too.

– Barr is building his lead in KY 6.

– Bratt is holding on in VA 7.  Most remaining votes are in R areas.

– Braun still killing it in Indiana.

– Still not a damn vote in in GA 6.  Unreal.

– Despicable Donna Shalala has won FL 27, a Democrat pickup.  Ugh.

 

UPDATE 5:  Barr now dead even in KY 6, Brat has fallen behind, though just by a couple thousand votes.  Still nothing on GA 6.  What the hell?

Oops, Barr took the lead with 77% of the vote counted just as I hit “enter” on this update.

DeSantis now within 1.2%, Scott within 1.4% in Florida, as the Panhandle votes finally start coming in.  Still lots of votes outstanding in Miami/Dade, though, too, though.  No way to call those races yet.

Again, it’s 2016 all over again down there.

Braun retaining a strong lead on Donnelly, but he needs it for when Indiana’s larger cities start reporting votes later tonight.

Irish Bob O’Rourke is up early over Ted Cruz, but it’s just Dallas turning in its early vote totals.  No worries, yet.

 

UPDATE 4:  Brat now moving out to a significant lead in VA7.  Barr has pulled within .3% in KY 6, still tons of votes to be counted.

The FL Gov and Sen races are tightening with every update.  Nelson had led by as much as 6% but now up by 2.  Gillum up by just 1.6.

Nothing in from GA 6 yet, unfortunately.

This feels an awful lot like 2016, doesn’t it?  Yes, it does.

 

UPDATE 3:  Brat now actually looking ok in early returns, which are most likely from urban areas.  He’ll be stronger in the suburbs and rural areas.

Braun running much stronger against Donnelly right now in rural areas than expected.  Well ahead of pace so far.

Can’t help noticing that CNN goes to their black anchor person every time there’s an update to be given on the Florida and Georgia governor’s races, both of which feature black candidates for the Ds.  So damn ridiculous.

The encouraging thing about Florida right now is that, even though the Rs trail in the Gov and Sen races, votes are already coming in from Miami/Dade County, which is unusual.

In KY 6, D McGrath is now well ahead of R Barr.  Ugh.  Still early, though, and don’t know where the votes are from yet.

 

UPDATE 2:  Ok, it’s time to say it:  CNN just kicks Fox’s ass on these election night events.  Fox just has a bunch of people sitting around pontificating while CNN is giving us every detail in every county in every state.  I normally never tune in to CNN, but on election nights, man, there’s really no choice here.

 

UPDATE 1:  Bill Nelson is underperforming his 2012 re-election in Florida so far, by about 5%.  That was a very close race, so that again bodes well for the GOP in the Sunshine State.  Most vote in so far are from heavily-Democrat Pinellas County.

 

That is all.

 

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

The Campaign Update Election Results Live Blog [Update 9]

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

 

Ok, folks, here we go.

Unlike I did this afternoon, I am going to run the Updates down the page, to keep them from getting mixed up with all the adds.  I will note each update with a number in the title, i.e., I will add “Update 1” to the title with the first update, “Update 2” with the 2nd, etc., so you’ll be able to easily know when something new is there.  I’ll also send out a tweet for those who follow on Twitter.

PLEASE COMMENT – I will be following your comments and responding to as many as I can.

What to look for early:

Kentucky HD 6 and Georgia HD 6 – if the Rs are leading in both these GOP-held districts when the polls close at 7:00 ET, it’s cause for celebration.  If the Ds are ahead, not so much.  Unless you’re a Democrat, of course.

Trump won both of these districts easily in 2016, but the Democrats have spent tons of money trying to turn them both.

Also, keep an eye on Republican incumbent Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th district.  That’s another the Ds are hoping to turn tonight.

If the Ds are winning in all of these districts, then their probability of taking the House becomes near-certain.  If they are losing them all, then we’re going to have a late night, perhaps early morning before we know where things are going.

Indiana Senate – We will also be seeing first numbers in this race at 7:00 ET, 6:00 CT.  It’s a big one, though not needed for the GOP to retain control in the Senate.  CNN’s already reporting what is most likely the absentee ballots, and Republican Braun is up big over Democrat incumbent Donnelly, but the Rs always lead in the absentee votes in Indiana.

We’ll see.

Back shortly.

UPDATE 9:  DeSantis and Scott are now likely to both win in Florida.  What an amazing turnaround.

Braun has won Indiana.

Blackburn has won Tennessee.

Manchin has won WVA.

Kramer will win North Dakota.

John James is competing strongly in Michigan.

Cruz is 100k votes down but there are still over 100 rural counties who have not reported any votes at all to this point.  Karl Rove says Cruz will win in the end because of that.  I think Rove is right.

Right now, the Ds lead in 31 Red districts, the Rs lead in 5 Blue districts, and Fox News is now projecting the Democrats will gain a majority at the end of the evening.

We’ll see.  I’m not convinced yet.

UPDATE 8:  Barr has won KY 6.  Brat is barely behind know in VY 7.  If Brat can come back, that would be huge.  Still a big fat ZERO votes counted in GA 6.

Both Republicans are still holding on in Florida’s statewide races with 96% of the vote counted, and it appears that the votes still outstanding are pretty evenly split between R and D areas of the state.  Holy cow.

Cruz still a little behind in Texas, but most rural areas are still yet to report.

In Tennessee, the senate race is not close at this point, but will tighten as the night goes along.  But I think Blackburn wins that one.  [Fox just called it for Marsha!]

DeWine now in the lead in the Ohio governor’s race!

Braun still killing it in Indiana!

Kramer’s going to kill Heitcamp!

John James actually leading in the early Michigan returns.

This night is shaping up nicely, folks.  Keep the faith.

 

UPDATE 7:  I continue to be struck how much tonight is like 2016, especially in Florida statewide races.  Here we sit again with 93% of the votes counted, and the races are too close to call.  In 2016, everyone assumed all the outstanding votes were in the Miami/Broward area and Trump would lose.  But it turned out that there were still a bunch of votes sitting uncounted in GOP areas, and in a bunch of GOP-leaning precincts in South Florida.  Trump wins.

Cruz finally takes the lead in Texas, as the early vote returns start to finally come in from rural areas.  He will continue to build that lead as the night goes on.

Right now, I have to say that things are stacking up pretty nicely for the Rs.  Keep your fingers crossed.

 

UPDATE 6:  Ok, things are starting to shape up now:

– Cruz is going to win by 8-10 points, based on what we are seeing early.  Cool.

– Both DeSantis and Scott have now moved into leads in their races.  But most of the outstanding votes are in Miami/Broward area.  You have to think the Ds will win, but we thought the same in the 2016 presidential race, too.

– Barr is building his lead in KY 6.

– Bratt is holding on in VA 7.  Most remaining votes are in R areas.

– Braun still killing it in Indiana.

– Still not a damn vote in in GA 6.  Unreal.

– Despicable Donna Shalala has won FL 27, a Democrat pickup.  Ugh.

 

UPDATE 5:  Barr now dead even in KY 6, Brat has fallen behind, though just by a couple thousand votes.  Still nothing on GA 6.  What the hell?

Oops, Barr took the lead with 77% of the vote counted just as I hit “enter” on this update.

DeSantis now within 1.2%, Scott within 1.4% in Florida, as the Panhandle votes finally start coming in.  Still lots of votes outstanding in Miami/Dade, though, too, though.  No way to call those races yet.

Again, it’s 2016 all over again down there.

Braun retaining a strong lead on Donnelly, but he needs it for when Indiana’s larger cities start reporting votes later tonight.

Irish Bob O’Rourke is up early over Ted Cruz, but it’s just Dallas turning in its early vote totals.  No worries, yet.

 

UPDATE 4:  Brat now moving out to a significant lead in VA7.  Barr has pulled within .3% in KY 6, still tons of votes to be counted.

The FL Gov and Sen races are tightening with every update.  Nelson had led by as much as 6% but now up by 2.  Gillum up by just 1.6.

Nothing in from GA 6 yet, unfortunately.

This feels an awful lot like 2016, doesn’t it?  Yes, it does.

 

UPDATE 3:  Brat now actually looking ok in early returns, which are most likely from urban areas.  He’ll be stronger in the suburbs and rural areas.

Braun running much stronger against Donnelly right now in rural areas than expected.  Well ahead of pace so far.

Can’t help noticing that CNN goes to their black anchor person every time there’s an update to be given on the Florida and Georgia governor’s races, both of which feature black candidates for the Ds.  So damn ridiculous.

The encouraging thing about Florida right now is that, even though the Rs trail in the Gov and Sen races, votes are already coming in from Miami/Dade County, which is unusual.

In KY 6, D McGrath is now well ahead of R Barr.  Ugh.  Still early, though, and don’t know where the votes are from yet.

 

UPDATE 2:  Ok, it’s time to say it:  CNN just kicks Fox’s ass on these election night events.  Fox just has a bunch of people sitting around pontificating while CNN is giving us every detail in every county in every state.  I normally never tune in to CNN, but on election nights, man, there’s really no choice here.

 

UPDATE 1:  Bill Nelson is underperforming his 2012 re-election in Florida so far, by about 5%.  That was a very close race, so that again bodes well for the GOP in the Sunshine State.  Most vote in so far are from heavily-Democrat Pinellas County.

 

That is all.

 

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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The Campaign Update Week in Review

Today’s Campaign Update – Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Ok, so shoot me – I didn’t do the Week in Review post yesterday, as some of you have very politely reminded me this morning.  The truth is, I just forgot.  The Texas Longhorns were playing Kansas State, my little granddaughters were over for the afternoon, and I actually forgot about politics for a few hours.  Amazing, right?

You bet.  So it’s a day late and a dollar short, but lots of stuff happened this week, so let’s get to the Campaign Update Week in Review:

It was the week that we discovered that the first accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh was a 50 year-old woman who still speaks like a 12 year-old girl.

It was the week we discovered that this accuser, who held up the entire United States Congress’s work for a solid week on the claim that she is just so darn askeeered of flying, is in fact a world traveler who the employees of multiple airlines most likely recognize on sight.

It was the week that we discovered that this accuser, who is in fact a university professor of something or other, swore to a congressional committee that she just has no idea at all how much her extremely expensive legal team charges, who is paying for their time or who is footing the bill for the “polygraph exam” she took in August.

It was the week that we also discovered that the accuser is going to be made fabulously wealthy by the mysterious, unidentified people who set up multiple GoFundMe accounts in her name.

It was the week that Lindsey Graham finally became his own man and found the voice that many always knew he had inside of him, that of a real, courageous conservative.  It is no coincidence that happened bare weeks after the death of John McCain.

It was the week that the Creepy Porn Lawyer “dragged a $20 bill through a trailer park” (in the words of the despicable creep James Carville) and came up with a demented U.S. Treasury Department employee who was willing to accuse a Supreme Court nominee of running a punch-spiking, girl-drugging, gang rape operation in a small town with a high school of 400 students for 2 solid years and no one called the cops, no one complained to any school teacher or administrator, and no one spoke a word about any of it for 37 solid years.  That’s sort of awesome in an evil kind of way.

It was the week that d-list actress Alyssa Milano showed up to the Kavanaugh hearing as a guest of despicable Dianne Feinstein and had her phone confiscated for illegally filming the proceedings.  It was little-noticed, but the Capitol Hill Police also confiscated not one, but two signs the demented Ms. Milano had planned to display for the TV cameras during the hearing.  What a doofus.

It was the week that Judge Kavanaugh defended himself before the Judiciary Committee, where all the Democrats could do was question him about his high school references to farting, burping, puking and making fun of some guy who stammered when he tried to say the “F” word.

It was the week that the denizens of the #MeToo movement screamed that we must believe all women and punish all their abusers, but then turned around and applauded when Saturday Night Live brought out Matt Damon – who admits to covering up for Harvey Weinstein for about 20 years – to viciously lampoon Kavanaugh and his testimony.

It was the week that the fake news media assured us that Rod Rosenstein had a) resigned, b)resigned five times, and c) was headed over to the White House where he was absolutely guaranteed to be fired by President Donald Trump, who wasn’t even in town at the time.

It was also the week that Rosenstein not only survived, but indeed became the key figure at the Justice Department carrying out the week-long FBI investigation demanded by the spineless RINO from Arizona, Jeff Flake.

It was the week that the re-boot of CBS’s “Murphy Brown” premiered and we found out that all the main characters in the series are such loooooooooooosers that they’re all stuck in the same dead-end fake media jobs they occupied when the initial series was cancelled more than 25 years ago.  But hey, they all somehow managed to remain employed through the 8 years of Barack Obama, so they got that going for them.

It was the week that the walrus-bodied Michael Moore’s new fake documentary bashing President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three beautiful words) tanked so badly at the box office that even the newsfakers at CNN were embarrassed to give him any time for free promotions on their failing cable news channel.

Speaking of CNN, it was the week that America’s fakest fakety-fake news outlet became so blatantly fake that even its founder, Ted Turner, was moved to complain about how absurdly biased it has become.  And Ted Turner has dementia, for crying out loud.

It was the week that Irish Bob O’Rourke’s pathological problem with the truth became so troublesome that even the totally in-the-tank newsfakers at the Washington Post felt moved to give him four Pinnochios for his sleazy lie that he did not try to leave the scene of the wreck he caused while driving drunk back in the 1990s.

It was the week when Joe Donnelly attempted to surrender his senate re-election by announcing he would opposed Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, then started furiously crawfishing it all back once he saw the polling numbers.

It was the week Joe Manchin remained non-committal until he could see the final polling numbers at the last possible moment.  So, just another week for Joe Manchin.

And it was the week that President Trump gave the greatest speech to the UN general assembly ever delivered by an American president, and followed it the next day with a 90-minute press conference that left the fake news media humiliated and fuming, as usual.  He should do one of those every week.

There was all of that and much, much more, but this is getting long so we will leave it there and begin a new week, which will no doubt be even more insane than the last.  Because that’s how it goes in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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