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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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The Democrats’ New Rules Aren’t Really Helping Them

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

It’s all Donald Trump’s fault!  He caused this!  Oh, wait… – When some nut job killed five people working at an Annapolis, MD newspaper on Thursday, many of the fake journalists who infest Twitter immediately knee-jerked to the conclusion that the tragic event was all the fault of President Donald Trump.  Then it turned out that this guy had had a running feud with the paper since 2011.  None of the fake journalists then backed up and blamed Barack Obama.  Go figure.

But wait, these are the rules you asked for, Congresswoman.  What’s the problem? – Mad Maxine Waters told the fake news media yesterday that she’s decided to cancel fundraising events in Alabama and Texas due to “serious” threats she’s received in the mail this week.  The Braying Buffoon is, of course, fresh off of a Saturday event at which she incited violence against members and supporters of the Trump Administration, and then several subsequent appearances at which she refused to pull her remarks back and simply reinforced them.

So, sadly, these are the new rules she’s said she wanted, and now she’s complaining about having to live under them.  Her fellow Democrats would do her a favor by joining with Republicans to force her out of the congress entirely and send her back to California to live in that multi-million dollar mansion she’s somehow been able to afford on a government salary.  That would get her out of the limelight and most likely put an end to any threats.  But doing that would require personal integrity on the part of those Democrats, so we know that’ll never happen.

Speaking of the new rules, more than 600 women staged a sit-in in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington DC on Thursday in support of the Democrat/Media-fabricated “don’t separate the families!” issue on the border.  The Capitol Police stated that 575 of the women (don’t any of these people have jobs?) were arrested and carted off to local jails, where they will be arraigned and released and probably pay a minor fine.  Because that’s all we do to people who disrupt the nation’s business these days.

This weekend, there are several hundred such protests planned to take place in cities all over the country.  ABC Radio reported this morning that “organizers” expected more than 100,000 people to participate.

Let’s think for a moment about that that word “organizers” that ABC so casually tossed out to its listeners without any effort to identify who they might be.  Who are these “organizers?”  Who do they work for?  Who’s paying them?

ABC and their fellow fake news outlets want us all to just think that these are just a bunch of sweet little ladies and short, skinny guys with mustaches who “organize” such events out of the goodness of their little hearts.  They want you to think that these events are somehow organic, that they just happen due to the pressing demand from people who can’t wait to get out onto the street on hot summer days and carry signs with stupid slogans on them while chanting slogans that are even more stupid.

The truth is that these “organizers” are professional agitators in the same mold as Barack Hussein Obama, who did this stuff for a living before some domestic terrorists and radical preachers decided he should go into politics.  Indeed, the 28 year-old gal who got elected to congress in New York on Tuesday is nothing more than a professional “community organizer.”  These people are both the past and the future of your Democrat Party, folks.

What you’re going to see on Saturday is a bunch of events organized by these Obama clones, in which most of the participants are not local citizens but paid protesters bused into these cities in buses paid for by George Soros and big foundations with names like Park and Heinz and Rockefeller.   There’s nothing organic about them and they really have very little local support.

Saturday, then, is actually the kickoff of the Democrat Party’s campaign for the general election.  These events will probably be fairly tame, but you can expect them to become increasingly shrill and violent as Election Day approaches and it becomes increasingly obvious the Democrats are going to suffer an other loss at the polls.  Because this is all the Democrat Party is anymore.  If you vote for them, you are voting for the destruction of the American Union.

Speaking of people trying to destroy our Union, Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray testified up on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, and boy, was it a spectacle.

Not that anything new really happened:  Wray was his normal dissembling, ineffectual self and Rosenstein was his normal hostile, transparently lying self.  This is who these guys are, and what they do.

Trey Gowdy got in his five minutes of hyperbolic grandstanding, after which he will go and accomplish nothing of substance, because that is who he is and what he does, too.  It’s always inspiring to listen to him chastise these people as only he can do, but then reality inevitably sets in and you realize that that’s really all there is.

Jim Jordan got the best rise out of Rosenstein and that was fun, but at the end of the day, Rosenstein is just going to go on withholding key documents from the various congressional oversight committees, and Wray is just going to continue being a feckless leader who is doing pretty much nothing at all to reform the disgracefully corrupted FBI.

I would talk about the Democrats on the committee, half of whom are illiterate half-wits, but really, that’s all that ought to be said about them.

So, another all-day hearing during which nothing of substance was accomplished.  After the hearing, the full House of Representatives did vote along party lines to approve a resolution that DOJ produce the documents by next Thursday.  But the “resolution” is non-binding and fails to spell out any potential penalties for Rosenstein failing to comply, which will certainly be the case.

The reality here, of course, is that the House is not going to really do anything until and unless Speaker Paul Ryan is replaced by someone who possesses a set of gonads.  Because Ryan is the obvious block to any effective action, and as long as he’s the Speaker, the current stalemate will continue.

Just another day in nothing real happening here, folks, move along America.

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Hillary Clinton and McCabe Clarify Job #1 for Sessions: Punish the Deep State Cabal

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Remember, whenever a Clinton accuses someone else of wrongdoing, it means they’re guilty of that behavior themselves. – The Pantsuit Princess, in an interview on Dutch television, claimed that President Donald Trump has “undermined the office and used it to enrich himself and his family. Disregarded laws, ethical standards.”

This, of course, is yet another episode of Clintonian “projection,” an attempt to deflect attention from her own influence scam while serving as Secretary of State.  Seems the Grasping Grifter must have gotten wind that the Justice Department’s ongoing investigations into the Clinton Crime Family’s Fake Foundation and the Uranium One scandals are bearing some fruit.  Cool.

The Coughing Crook also ironically accused the President of “undermining the stability of the global order.”  Well, yes, that is what the Trump campaign was, and the Trump presidency is all about.  It’s what he got elected to do, and – shockingly to every politician and fake journalist in Washington – it is actually what he is going about doing.

Wait, what?  And he was surprised he got fired? – ABC News reported on Wednesday that now-fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe oversaw a criminal investigation last summer against…wait for it…his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions!

Oh, but it gets even better.  Turns out the investigation was initiated at the demand of…wait for it…disgraced former Minnesota Senator Al Franken.  The pusillanimous ex-bad comic insisted the FBI investigate Sessions because he believed the AG had not told him the truth during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier in the year.

Of course, the very most absurd part of this story is the fact that Democrat voters have become so utterly demented and devoid of any real standards in their voting patterns that Al Franken was once actually a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  This is me, slapping my damn head.

But back to McCabe:  Seriously, you conduct a criminal investigation of your own boss and then have the nerve to feign surprise when you get your butt run off?  There can be no more perfect illustration of the entitled attitudes of the deep state thugs who still infest the federal bureaucracy.  No one elected creeps like McCabe and James Comey and Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr to do anything, yet they all obviously believed they were entitled to work to fix a national election and, having failed at that, to work to undermine a duly-elected President.

When they get caught and summarily fired, they issue intemperate, threatening and demonstrably false statements written by professional talking points monkeys (McCabe) expressing their outrage at being caught and fired, or they steal government records, leak them to the New York Times (Comey) and start issuing increasingly weird messages on their Twitter feeds.

These people all believed they were somehow special; that, despite the fact that no citizen had ever cast a single vote in their favor, they were the chosen ones who somehow had a duty to commit crimes designed to guide the destiny of a nation of 330 million people.

It’s important to never forget the foundational key to all of this:  They all felt free to commit all manner of crimes in pursuit of their goals because they knew with absolute certainty that, if the Fainting Felon won the 2016 election, there would be no investigation into any of this.  They knew that, not only would they never be in any way punished for their crimes, they would in fact most likely be rewarded for their actions on behalf of the Cackling Crank, who they all fully expected to win.

And why wouldn’t they think this way?  After all, they’d just gone through 8 years during which the FBI and Department of Justice had been increasingly corrupted at the highest levels by a President who had promised to “transform the country” and by political appointees dead set on carrying out that mission.  Indeed, it is becoming increasingly obvious with every passing day and release of more Strzok/Page texts that this deep state cabal was right in the middle of “transforming the country” into just another third world banana republic when a very inconvenient election intervened.

The more we learn about this deep state cabal and its efforts to subvert our democratic processes, the more I lean towards viewing the outcome of the 2016 election as an act of a very benevolent God.  What they did was treasonous, and it is vitally important that they all be brought to justice if our country is going to survive.  Because the past week’s statements by McCabe, Comey, Brennan, Power and the Pantsuit Princess make it crystal clear that none of them has any intention of voluntarily relenting.

Just another day in deep state America.

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Irish Beto Forgets He’s Running in Texas, Where the AR-15 is a Sporting Rifle

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban on “sanctuary cities” signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in 2017.  The law levies penalties, including fines and jail time, on public officials who attempt to enforce sanctuary city policies like those in place throughout the entire third world state of California.  God Bless Texas.

[Edit] Several readers have asked why I didn’t mention the Pennsylvania race in today’s Campaign Update, so here goes.  

I wasn’t  quite sure what to say about it, since it isn’t over yet.   The Democrats had a great candidate who knew how to pretend to be moderate, and the Republicans had an awful candidate who was barely literate on the issues, and lots of people who voted for Trump in 2016 stayed home.  The turnout in heavy GOP precincts was 20% below the turnout in heavy Democrat precincts.

There is no doubt that there is a very definite enthusiasm gap right now in the Democrats’ favor nationally, though maybe not in Texas.  The Republicans have to change that to hold the House.  Luckily for the Rs, their fundraising his well ahead of the Ds, and there are almost 8 months left before Election Day.

The View shrew Joy Behar was actually forced by ABC honchos tired of being asked about it to apologize on-air on Tuesday for her insulting remarks to all Christians that took place on the show a few weeks ago.  The thoroughly obnoxious, hopelessly ignorant blowhard had tried to slide by with a private apology via phone call to Vice President Mike Pence, who she had said was insane for practicing his Christian beliefs, a remark that, had it been uttered about a Muslim, would have gotten her fired before she could get to her dressing room after the show.

Pence accepted her apology, as any gracious, practicing Christian would do, but also suggested in an interview Monday evening that she really owed an apology to all Christians.  In her “apology”, Behar claimed that Pence’s statement had motivated her, but it’s much more likely that Disney CEO Bob Iger, whose company owns ABC, was sick of being questioned about it at every public appearance.  Either way, the insincere apology has been issued, and Behar can go back to insulting hundreds of millions of Americans on a daily basis.  Yippee.

The Pantsuit Princess is in the news yet again, this time after she claims to have “sprained her hand” while on her book tour in India.  This comes a day after she was filmed slipping twice on some stairs despite being held up by two aides.  The chardonnay-swilling Grasping Grifter will have to cancel some promotional appearances due to her hand sprain.  All of these accidents are classic symptoms of…well, you know.  You all know.

The Fainting Felon’s remarks from Monday continue to reverberate throughout the media, especially her contention that women who voted for Donald Trump did so only because their husbands or bosses wanted them to do so.  Amie Parnes at The Hill reports that Democrats she spoke with are tired of the Coughing Crook bringing negative publicity onto the Party with her constant whining over the last election, with one saying “She’s annoying me. She’s annoying everyone, as far as I can tell.  Who lets her say these things?”

Republicans, on the other hand, are pretty over-joyed at the latest softball handed to them courtesy of the Stumbling Stumper.  Mike Reed, deputy communications director for the RNC, sent out an email to reporters that said, in part:  “At the RNC, we try not to continue to focus on Hillary Clinton. We really do try very hard.  But this one is impossible to ignore.”

Never stop talking, Hillary.  Please, never, ever stop.

Irish Beto seals his November fate. – If you were still holding out hope against hope that, despite his lackluster showing in the Democrat primary, Irish Beto O’Rourke might still mount a legitimate challenge to incumbent Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the general election, well, perish that thought.

The cute Congressman pretty much sealed his fate on Monday when, speaking to an audience at Austin’s SXSW Festival, he answered a question about the current gun control frenzy in the media by stating his belief that there is no reason why an AR-15 should be sold to any civilian, reciting the Democrat/media mantra that only the police – who Democrats accuse every day of willy-nilly shooting any African American who crosses their racist path – should be able to own “assault weapons.”  Irish Beto followed that recitation by further saying “I have no idea how that polls, and I should give a shit what the NRA thinks.”

Apparently, someone forgot to remind Mr. O’Rourke that he is running a statewide race in Texas, not California or New Jersey.  In Texas, the 2nd Amendment is not a partisan issue.  There are not only Republicans, but Democrats all over the Lone Star State who not only own AR-15 rifles, but use them regularly to try to protect their land from packs of wild hogs who destroy their crops and tear up the countryside of their farms and ranches.  In Texas, the AR-15 is indeed a “sporting rifle.”

Prior to Monday, Senator Cruz had a fairly easy path to victory simply by sprinkling clips of Nancy Pelosi liberally in his campaign ads.  Now, he also gets to flood the airwaves with tape of Irish Beto himself telling Texas Republicans and Democrats alike that his position on the 2nd Amendment is no different than San Fran Nan’s.

At this point, the only thing still up in the air about this particular race is Mr. Cruz’s margin of victory, and Cruz can pretty much name the number, depending on whether he wants to spend a bunch of money on the race, or just stand back and let Irish Beto continue to self-destruct.

Adios, Texas Blue Wave, we hardly knew ye.

Just another day in self-destructing Democrats America.

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Illinois Is Going Broke, But The ESG Movement Is Here To ‘Help’

Don’t look now, but the so-called ESG movement is now coming to Chicago.  As if the Windy City and State of Illinois didn’t already have enough problems to deal with, the Wall Street Journal reports that Chicago’s Treasurer, Kurt Simmons, who manages the city’s various pension funds, is now “seeking permission from the city council to use environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to inform investment decisions.”

As I pointed out in early January, this approach to investing based on social issues rather than return on capital has worked so well in California and New York that it has played a significant role in pushing state and local retirement systems in those states to massive deficit situations.  As the Chicago Tribune recently reported,  Illinois’ “unfunded pension liability is growing faster than taxpayers’ ability to keep up. With about a quarter of general fund revenues going to the pension system, other priorities get crowded out.”

The current situation with unfunded pension liabilities has the Illinois legislature searching for increasingly radical solutions, such as forcing local communities to start sharing in the funding of teacher’ pensions.  Indeed, the state’s predicament is so dire that it has some speculating that Illinois could become the first state to actually declare bankruptcy.

Into this breach steps the ESG movement, with its demands that pension fund managers de-emphasize anticipated rates of return as their main investment priority, and instead begin making investment decisions based on an array of social issues that the ESG movement prefers.  Where Chicago’s public pension funds are concerned, doing this would create an entire new level of risk, as the funds have traditionally been conservatively invested in highly-rated government and corporate bonds.

For those who are unaware, the ESG movement is basically the second generation of what began as the “Divestment” movement.  That movement, pushed for the last decade by radical environmental activists like Bill McKibben, sought to convince cities, states, universities and pension fund managers to overtly divest any investments in fossil fuels stocks or other entities that the activists found to be objectionable.  That movement has suffered a long string of failures over the years, in places like VermontSan FranciscoSeattle, and The University of Colorado, as responsible fund managers chose to continue basing investment decisions on returns on capital rather than engaging in virtue signaling exercises.

 

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