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The Week in Review: Trump Spoke the Truth, the Media Went Nuts

The Campaign Update Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The most outstanding feature of this week was the media going nuts.  What was so interesting about it to me was that they went nuts every time President Trump told the truth

For example, at the formal swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the President told the truth about the fact that he had been subjected to a shameful smearing organized by the Democrats.  An absolute, unarguable fact.  The media went nuts.

At his rally in Ohio Friday night, Trump told the truth about the unarguable fact that Robert E. Lee was a great general.  Simply a fact of history.  The media went nuts.

Upon the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison, the President tweeted this absolute true statement:

“There was NO DEAL made with Turkey for the release and return of Pastor Andrew Brunson. I don’t make deals for hostages. There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey!”

Not surprisingly, the media went nuts.

Of course, the reality here is the media and their Democrat masters just can’t deal with reality.  Trump keeps winning, they keep losing, and they go nuts because they don’t know what else to do at this point.  Combine all that losing with the fact this was the week that their precious “blue wave” fantasy began to show signs of slipping away, and it’s amazing they all haven’t been committed to an asylum by now.

But hey, it’s just a matter of time.  Let’s go to the Week in Review:

 

It was the week Cocaine Mitch McConnell out-maneuvered Cryin’ Chuckie Schumer yet again, securing a deal in which the Senate confirmed en mass no less than 15 new federal judges to the bench in exchange for calling the Senate into recess so that desperate Democrats could go home to campaign.

It was the week Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida panhandle, and Democrat Senator Bill Nelson turned the tragedy into a fundraising opportunity.

It was the week that Al Gore told us all we only have 10 more years to save the planet, a talking point he has used every year for the last 30 years, and will continue to use every year for the rest of his life.

It was the week that the Creepy Porn Lawyer and Irish Bob O’Rourke formed a fundraising partnership, because apparently Irish Bob just can’t run a senate campaign with only $60 million on hand.

It was the week that an American president secured the release of a hostage from Turkey without trading a bunch of terrorist prisoners held here in the U.S. and without shipping planeloads of cash to a hostile government.  Just one more element of the un-American legacy of Barack Hussein Obama gone.

It was the week that Taylor Swift became a leftist hero by endorsing Tennessee Democrat senate candidate Phil Bredesen, and Bredesen’s campaign immediately fell completely apart.

It was the week that Kanye West became a leftist enemy by breaking bread with President Donald Trump, and every talking head on CNN and MSNBC went into full panic mode.  The anti-Kanye rhetoric coming out of those two fake news outlets sounded like something out of a 1940s Klan rally.

It was the week that Judge Brett Kavanaugh became Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and there wasn’t a damn thing any Democrat on earth could do about it.

It was the week that the Democrats and the fake news media dropped Christine Ford like a hot potato to literally no one’s surprise.

It was the week that the Pantsuit Princess and Eric Holder openly declared themselves in favor of escalating violence from the American left.

It was the week that Nikki Haley announced she would be leaving her UN post at the end of the year, and every Trump supporter breathed a huge sigh of relief when he made it clear that Bushite globalist Dina Powell would not be her successor.

It was the week we found out that the Arizona Democrat senate candidate thinks her state is “the meth lab of America.”

Finally, It was the week that all the pollsters who have spent the last 9 months doing their best to convince us all a “blue wave” began to panic and warn their favored Democrats that hey, uh, well, ummmm…maybe that’s not really gonna happen after all.

Man, nobody could’ve seen that one coming.  Oh, wait…

That is all.

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Everybody Stop Worrying About Ted Cruz

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Deep [racist] Thoughts by Chris Cuomo. – Here is real, actual stuff CNN’s fake host Chris Cuomo had to say about Kanye West’s visit to the Oval Office, courtesy of RealClearPolitics:

Cuomo said didn’t care about what West said, he wanted to know what racist thoughts were going on in the president’s head.

“My curiosity wasn’t about what came out of Kanye’s mouth. My wonder went to what is going on in Trump’s head,” Cuomo said.

“Let’s take a look at him. Here is my educated guess, OK? Other than a warm serotonin flush of happy hormone, imaginary headlines, blacks loves Trump, he’s blacker than Obama,” Cuomo, imagining racist scenarios that he thinks Trump would think up, said.

Yes, friends, this is what passes for political and social commentary from the fake hosts on the world’s fakest fakety-fake #fakenews channel these days.  Just one more reason why, if you watch CNN, you are part of the problem.

Man, nobody could’ve seen this one coming.  Oh, wait… – You might want to be sitting down when you read this, but ABC executives are now thinking that maybe, just maybe, they acted a tad to rashly in firing Roseanne Barr and trying to bring the “Roseanne” series back as “The Conners” without its main star.  I know, right?  Who could’ve thought?

According to a report at the Daily Mail, one ABC insider was quoted as saying “We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation. This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision.”

Oh, but the navel-gazing over at ABC gets even better.

“When we greenlit The Conners we thought that the public would tune in to see the family return but what we’ve discovered is that people want Roseanne – they don’t want the family by themselves.”  Somehow, you get the feeling that it isn’t exactly MENSA central over at the ABC headquarters these days.

Y’all need to quit worrying about Ted Cruz, ok? – All you folks out in states that are not named “Texas” need to quit sending me tweets, texts and emails expressing concern about Ted Cruz and his re-election race, ok?  Ted’s going to be just fine, because most Texans aren’t stupid.

Ted Cruz is going to win his race against Irish Bob O’Rourke by somewhere between 10-15% of the vote.  That’s how this race was always going to turn out, because despite what some “experts” in the Texas news media have been telling you, there is no “blue wave” materializing in our state, no real overriding desire for significant change among Texas voters.  There just isn’t.

Every election cycle has its own macro-tide of inertia, an overriding momentum within the population at large, either for change or for preservation of the status quo. All the “experts” in the media and the political consultant class tend to focus on little micro factors like this week’s hysteria about all the money O’Rourke raised in the 3rd quarter from thousands of suckers in California and New York, or what the latest poll from Quinnipiac/Emerson/Gallup/Rasmussen/CNN/ABC/NBC, etc. says.  In focusing on the micro-events, these “experts” almost all fail to accurately assess the inertia among the public at large.

This is why the polls and political “expert” class at large was so hilariously, embarrassingly wrong about the 2016 elections, not just in forecasting the presidential race but also the congressional elections.  Almost all of them, liberal and conservative alike, placed faith in the myriad polls without noting that there was a very heavy overriding mood among the public for change.  Simply put, 2016 was always going to be a “change” election, and Donald Trump was the only candidate on the ballot offering real, radical change.

This year, there is no such mood among the public, despite the best efforts of our fake news media to whip such a mood up with its 24/7 anti-Trump hysteria.  The economy is booming, people have more money in the bank thanks to the Trump tax cuts, the nation is relatively at peace in the world, and the regulatory boot of the federal government becomes lighter on a daily basis.  Nowhere in the nation is this more true than in Texas, where the oil and gas industry has helped to create one of the strongest state economies in the land.

Here is what has happened in the Cruz/Irish Bob race to this point:  Irish Bob started campaigning in earnest in January, and the Texas news media cranked up its fawning reporting on him at that time.  The national news media jumped into the Cult of Beto party in the spring, and Irish Bob had the playing field pretty much to himself right up until September, when Cruz finally began to campaign.  By that time, the various polls of the race were showing Cruz holding just a 3 to 5 point lead.

At that time, I told readers that, as Cruz cranks his campaign up and gets his ads up on television, and the voters of Texas begin to focus on who Irish Bob really is, those polls will begin to loosen up.  Guess what?  Polls taken over the past week now have Cruz leading by 8 and 9 points.  The other key dynamic in the polls in this race is that Irish Bob’s number never gets above 44-45.  That’s his ceiling, and it is one that is most likely overstated.

Think about it:  These same polls now show Governor Greg Abbott holding massive leads of 20 to 25 points over his hapless Democrat opponent, Lupe Valdez, who is completely out of her depth.  No one is arguing that this race is going to be anything but a hyper-blowout, yet the Texas media wants you to believe that hundreds of thousands of voters are going to go into the voting booth, cast a vote for the GOP gubernatorial candidate, but then switch parties and vote for the Democrat in the senate race.

That isn’t going to happen to any great extent – that’s not how voters in Texas or anywhere else behave anymore.  So what’s going to end up happening is that, in this cycle in which the maco-inertia in the electorate is for preserving the status quo, the voters of Texas are going to re-elect Ted Cruz by a margin of 10-15% of the vote, which is what I’ve been telling you was going to happen since January, when Irish Bob cranked up his campaign and started raising money from suckers in other states.

If you want to worry about senate races, focus on Arizona and Nevada and Missouri and Indiana, where the races really are close.  But leave us Texans alone, because Ted’s got this.

That is all.

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New York Times Live Polling Lays a Big Red Egg

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Winner of our King of Futile Gestures Award this week is…:  House Majority Leader and candidate to succeed Paul Ryan as Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced on Tuesday that he is introducing a stand-alone bill that will…drumroll please…fully fund the border wall!  Yayyyyy!!!!

Yes, friends, after working hand in glove with Speaker Ryan for almost two full years to repeatedly sandbag President Donald Trump on the wall funding, inventing lame excuse after lame excuse as to why said funding should not be included in one of the gigantic omnibus spending bills congress seems to pass every 3-4 months, Mr. McCarthy is making this big splash in the hopes of fooling GOP voters that it has a chance in hell of becoming law.

Pro tip:  It doesn’t.

Oh, if it comes to a vote it’ll pass the house for sure, because it only takes a majority vote there and the Republicans have a strong majority, at least until January.  But the senate, where 60 votes would be required and the GOP only has 51 seats?  Not a chance.

I like Congressman McCarthy, I really do.  Always have.  He is an earnest guy and mostly a real conservative.  He’s done a lot of “go along to get along” kind of stuff with Ryan just to be the loyal foot-soldier, and we all should understand that.  But he knows as well as anyone that the only way to get that border wall funding would be to include it in an omnibus spending bill that also contains stuff the Democrats really want, and have the guts to let the Democrats shut down the government if they want to do so.

A stand-alone bill on this has exactly zero chance of getting through the senate. It’s a futile gesture that mainly serves to highlight just how dishonestly the GOP congressional leadership has dealt with this issue for the past two years.

Oh, well, golly, that didn’t work out the way they’d hoped.:  The newsfakers at the New York Times decided recently that it would be a great idea to show everybody how their vaunted “Blue Wave” was shaping up by polling a number of races in the U.S. house and senate and show their demented readers the results in real time.  The live polls scheduled for yesterday included the “close” senate races in Texas, Nevada and Tennessee, three races in which GOP incumbents are facing what are considered to be “strong” Democrat challengers, including the media’s favorite Democrat, Irish Bob O’Rourke.

Surely, the Times’ newsfakers no doubt believed, our polling will show the Dems in the lead in at least two of these races.  After all, fake polls taken in every one of them had produced results showing the Democrat candidate no worse than tied in each an every one of them as recently as late August.

So what happened?  Well, the Times’ poll in Nevada does show the race between Trump-bashing RINO Dean Heller and Democrat Jacky Rosen very close, but with Heller in the lead at 46-45.  That was the “good” news for the Times staff.

In Texas, where the Times has repeatedly portrayed Irish Bob as another Kennedy as if that were a good thing, mean ol’ Ted Cruz comes in with a very comfortable 9 point lead of 53-44.  If you’ve been following the polls in this race, that 44% level appears to be the point at which Texas voters reach “Peak Beto”, as it were.

Over in Tennessee, it gets even worse for all the newsfakers at the Times, especially since most of them are no doubt huge Taylor Swift fans:  In that poll, Republican Marsha Blackburn, who has gained momentum in every poll take there in the last month, holds a whopping 18% lead over her Democrat challenger, ol’ what’s-his-name, at 57-39.  Phil Bredesen, that’s his name.

Prior to yesterday, the Times had conducted similar polling in a large number of house races around the country, and again ended up with far more of those “Red” guys and gals leading their favored “Blue” people than the fake newspaper had anticipated.  Just so you know I really didn’t make this stuff up, you can see all of those results at this link.

Because, you see, Democrats can only be civil if they win elections.  It’s in the constitution or something. – As always the lagging indicator of where her demented and depraved Party has already gone, the Pantsuit Princess decided to go all Maxine Waters in a CNN interview released on Tuesday, calling for an end to “civility” by the Democrats.  I’m not kidding – she apparently thinks what we have been seeing from her Party actually is them being “civil.”

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”

Yes, for sure.  It’s only when we place lunatics like Mad Maxine and the execrable Jerry Nadler as chairmen of congressional committees that we can achieve true civility in our nation.  This was in fact Coughing Crook’s way of overtly signaling her approval for heightened violence on our streets from Soros-paid protesters and violent Democrat proxy groups like Antifa, along with the kind of harassment and violence towards Republicans in public place that has been encouraged by Mad Maxine and many other Democrat office-holders.

Of course, the hilarious thing about this is that the Grasping Grifter was just reciting talking points written for her by her demented staff, and probably didn’t even understand the implications of what she was saying.  It’s been 30 years since the Hacking Hag uttered an unscripted word in public, and you can be sure that this interview is no exception.

This is the reason why she is always behind the direction of her Party instead of setting its tone.  Her mode of operation has always been to carefully calibrate everything she says based on the results of polls and focus groups, meaning that her shameful rhetoric is unerringly backwards-looking.

That’s not to give her a pass on this endorsement of street violence and ongoing Democrat Party insanity, it’s just to help explain how an obvious, blatant fraud and career criminal like the Fainting Felon can remain popular among her Party’s demented, willfully-ignorant voters three decades after she came onto the national scene.

That is all.

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The GOP Surrender Caucus Holds The Fate of the Mid-terms in its Hands

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Man, nobody could’ve seen this one coming. Oh, wait… – If it sometimes seems to you that literally nothing the “Climate Change” scammers claim ever turns out to be true, that just means you are a keen observer of actual outcomes.

For our latest example, I bring you these findings from a new study conducted by researchers at…wait for it…HARVARD!:

“In two papers — published today in the journals Environmental Research Letters and Joule — Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius.”

Here’s another problem with wind power that states like Texas and Kansas, that are home to an array of huge wind farms that are now moving into the final years of their useful lives, are about to face:  None of these states have regulations on their books governing the retirement, dismantling and disposal of those gigantic windmills.  That’s right – unless the landowners who leased their lands had the foresight to place such requirements in their lease agreements, these 200 to 700 ft. tall eyesores could simply be left standing to rot away if the wind companies don’t want to bear the expense of removing them.

The more you know about this stuff, the less attractive it becomes, which of course is why your fake news media has desperately avoided telling you about these inconvenient truths.

Just a few weeks ago, they all said this was tantamount to treason. – Everyone does realize that the Republicans have now snookered the Democrats into demonizing the FBI, right?  The ability of these people to literally take a 180 degree turn in their rhetoric without giving it a second thought is truly breathtaking.  And hilarious.  And demented.

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You keep using that term.  I don’t think you know what it means. – One of the big news stories that the fake news media studiously ignored on Thursday was the fact that no fewer than 8 people who were in college in the Maryland area during the 1980s have written letters to inform the Senate that “The Devil’s Triangle” reference in Judge Brett Kavanaugh does indeed refer to a drinking game similar to the game of “quarters.”

Yes, friends, it turns out that the entire Democrat Senate caucus – indeed, the entirety of the depraved American Left – got duped by a fake definition of the term that someone had placed in the online “American Urban Dictionary” just days before Christine Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.  Remember that this entire controversy was generated by a brief reference in Judge Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook, and that no fewer than three Democrat committee members – including Feinstein and Leahy – spent their time questioning Kavanaugh on it during the hearing on national freakin’ television.

My goodness.  This is the greatest troll in the history of trolls.

Oh, hey, good of you to give us a head’s up, Steve! – This little bit of news came through at about 7:00 ET last night:

But don’t panic – a few hours after the news broke, Sen. Daines issued a statement in which he says he will be around to vote on Saturday no matter what, which presumably means his poor daughter will have to delay her nuptuals until he can fly back to Montana late in the day on Saturday.

Being the father of a married daughter myself, I admire Sen. Daines for his determination to walk his own daughter down the aisle – it’s one of the biggest moments in any Dad’s life.  But you can imagine the panic among the GOP leadership in the Senate when they learned of Daines’s potential conflict, since they only have a one-vote margin on this confirmation, and the party’s Surrender Caucus of Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski all remain silent as of this writing on how they plan to vote.

While these fake Republicans dither, their ideological equals on the Democrat side of the aisle are deciding en masse to risk their re-elections by opposing the nomination.  North Dakota’s Heidi Heitcamp woke up Thursday morning to the reality that she’s 12 points down in the latest poll, and just gave up.  Indiana’s Joe Donnelly and Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, both locked in nip and tuck races in their states, had announced their opposition earlier in the week.  Those three seats will all most likely end up becoming GOP gains in November as a result of those decisions.

That’s if – and it remains a big “if” this morning – these three Republican squishes do the right thing and vote to confirm Kavanaugh.  If any two of them do the wrong thing and vote against, then all bets are off.  A win on this nomination will energize the GOP voter base even more than it already has been, but a loss will certainly cause many otherwise-Republican voters to toss up their hands, say “screw ’em” and just stay home.

These next two days are, as President Donald Trump would say, Yuuuuuuuuuge.

That is all.

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That Time Congress Subpoenaed Jeff Sessions Personally and Nobody Noticed

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, wonder what was really going on here? – A friend sent along a link to a 2010 story in the El Paso Times newspaper, chronicling a plea agreement entered into by a business owned by the parents of Irish Bob O’Rourke.  The extremely carefully-worded article says that the plea deal related to charges of “accepting cash payments totaling $630,745 from an unidentified customer and then altering receipts to circumvent IRS disclosure laws.”

The story goes into the following detail:

“By pleading guilty, Charlotte’s admitted that on 15 occasions from May 12, 2005, through October 6, 2006, one or more of its employees separated cash transactions into multiple receipts. The beginning amounts ranged from $22,000 to $50,000.

But the records were manipulated by the store so every receipt listed a transaction of less than $10,000. This meant the cash sales were not reported to the IRS, as they should have been, prosecutors said.”

I’ll leave it to the reader to figure out exactly what was going on here. This story is of course being studiously ignored by the Texas and national news media, because they’re all-in for fake Beto.

And speaking of Texas congress members… – An unpaid intern for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was arrested yesterday by Capitol Police for being the jackass who released private information about several GOP members of the U.S. Senate while the Kavanaugh/Ford hearing was taking place last week.  Interestingly, he was releasing that information onto the Internet right about the same time as Cong. Lee made a surprise appearance in the hearing room, as she walked up to Ford lawyer Mike Bromwich and handed him a white envelope whose contents remain a mystery.

Gosh, wonder what that was about?  Surely it was completely unrelated and Cong. Lee knew nothing – NOTHING – about her intern’s nefarious activities.  Surely.

Cong. Lee claims the envelope contained notes from women who wanted to get into the hearing but could not, which makes pretty much no sense at all, but with Sheila one never knows.  It makes even less sense when you watch the video at this link, which shows that the Congresswoman in fact had a second envelope in her other hand, but the camera cuts away before we see who she handed that one to.

But about this intern, here is my main question:  This guy – his name is Jackson Kosko – is a 27 year-old male of the species who has apparently been kicking around Capitol Hill in various Democrat offices as an unpaid intern for five years.  Nobody does that.  Interns generally last a year, maybe two before they either get a paying job on the Hill or their parents get tired of paying their bills and they have to go get a real job.

Mr. Kosko allegedly committed a felony here and is being arraigned this morning.  I have a feeling there is more to this story than meets the eye.

Meanwhile, over at the Justice Department… – This is happening later this morning:

Now, no one knows what this is all about yet, and it could be entirely unrelated to anything having to do with the Obama-era cabal within the DOJ and FBI that conspired to fix the 2016 election.  But here are few interesting things to note about this:

  • The National Security Division at DOJ has oversight over counter-intelligence operations at the FBI, and the whole “Crossfire Hurricane” operation in 2016 was managed through the FBI’s counter-intel division, headed at the time by infamous ex-FBI super duper agent Peter Strzok.
  • Earlier in the day on Wednesday, former FBI general counsel James Baker gave what some described as “explosive testimony” behind closed doors before a joint House Committee, in which he told lawmakers that the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe was “abnormally” managed and “politically biased” against the Trump Administration.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions was issued a subpoena by the House Judiciary Committee to personally appear on Capitol Hill at noon ET today, and bring with him a bunch of the documents the Committee has been trying to obtain for more than a year, many of which relate back to “Crossfire Hurricane” and other cabal-related actions within the FBI and DOJ.  That subpoena was issued 6 days ago and no one noticed because of the circus surrounding the Kavanaugh confirmation.

Again, no way to know if the DOJ press conference this morning relates to any or all of this, but it sure is interesting stuff, regardless.

 

[UPDATE] Ok, the DOJ presser this morning is a big deal, but not related to the whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy.

They’re indicting 7 Russian military officers for cyber-criminal activity against the U.S., the Netherlands and at least one other country. Of course, those Russians will never show up to stand trial, but still, this shows that DOJ is serious about preventing foreign countries from hacking into our national security infrastructure.

 

Otherwise, Wednesday was a very slow news day and nothing much else happ…oh, wait… – The FBI’s needless investigation into the obviously false allegations being leveled at Judge Kavanaugh is finished, and the report is being made available to all senators starting this morning.  Mitch McConnell filed for cloture on the nomination last night at 10:00 ET, meaning the cloture vote will be held on Friday, with the final confirmation vote possibly taking place as soon as Saturday under the Senate’s “expedited” rules on these nominations.

So the Democrat/media’s delay game is over, but no one should expect them to give up their campaign to destroy Judge Kavanaugh.  These people are demented, depraved and despicable, and they will keep up their false charges and protest actions so long as they believe it gives them any political benefit at all.

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy summed up the Democrats perfectly yesterday:  “Some of my colleagues on the Democratic side are in good faith. Some I’m convinced—I could be convinced, I’m rapidly being convinced—don’t have a soul.”

Exactly.  The sad fact is that there are no decent people remaining in the Democrat Party in our nation’s capitol.  Not one.  Many of them – like Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, Cory Booker, Patrick Leahy, Richard Blumenthal and others – are soulless ghouls who are willing to do or say literally anything in order to re-obtain political power.

So even if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn-in to the Supreme Court, expect the campaign to destroy his life to continue for some time to come.  Because this is who these people are and it is what they do.

That is all.

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The Democrat/Media Smear Keeps Evolving and Growing More Absurd

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Irish Bob O’Rourke clean-up crew is working overtime these days… –  While Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington are busy making up stories about what a terrible guy Judge Brett Kavanaugh was in high school and college, it turns out that the Democrat challenger to Ted Cruz for the senate seat in Texas really did have an extraordinarily misspent youth.

On Monday it was revealed that, at the age of 19, Irish Bob kept busy writing nasty reviews of Broadway musicals for his college newspaper, because of course he did.  In one of those reviews, he said that the actresses’ “only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks.”

Now, if Irish Bob were a Republican, this noticing of young womens’ physiques would be turned into a week-long scandal of immense proportions.  The wailing from social justice warriors and virtue signaling from the #NeverTrump contingent at the National Review and the Weekly Standard alone would probably crash the New York Stock Exchange.

But Irish Bob is a Democrat, and because of that fact this got a posting on CNN’s website in an obvious effort by his campaign to get this pre-emptively into the public domain with a friendly media outlet to inoculate the candidate against any effort by his opponent to raise it.  Think of it as similar to you going to the local CVS to get a flu shot.

Just another example of your Democrat/fake news media axis of propaganda in action, folks.

ummm…don’t we need an FBI investigation on this?  If not, why not? – Lunatic Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick, the client of the Creepy Porn Lawyer, was interviewed by some fake journalist at NBC on Monday.  During the course of the interview, she changed major, key parts of what she claimed in her sworn affidavit, meaning that she committed perjury in the document she filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

At about the same time she was being interviewed, President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) was authorizing the FBI to go ahead and include Ms. Swetnick in their list of people to be interviewed this week.  She was left off of the initial list, presumably because everyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities knows she’s lying her creepy ass off, but the ongoing demands from Democrats to expand the investigation led the President to act accordingly.

What this means is that, thanks to the Democrats who are perfectly happy to toss this woman to the wolves to support their daily narrative, the FBI will now formally interview Ms. Swetnick under oath, and compare what she says in that interview with what she said in her affidavit and what she told NBC.  This nutjob is in a world of trouble, and her creepy lawyer should be as well for giving her such awful advice.

We interrupt this program for a little #Winning found Monday on Twitter:

Hey, y’all, Trump’s calendar from July, 1982 has been found!

C’mon, that’s funny.  Admit it.

 

The evolution of a Democrat smear.

  • Democrats Friday:  He’s a rapist!
  • Democrats Saturday:  He drank too much in college!
  • Democrats Sunday:  He was belligerent when he drank too much in college!
  • Democrats Monday:  He threw ice at some guy in a bar when he was in college!
  • Democrats Today:  [Turn page in narrative manual] He lied under oath!

Yes, friends, that is where we are going today – that he “lied” when trying to recall a bunch of stuff that happened – or didn’t happen – 36 years ago.  He “lied” because some leftwing college professor who hates his guts claims that he saw Kavanaugh pass out on several occasions, something Kavanaugh and many people who knew him at the time all deny.

He “lied” because some other guy claims he saw Kavanaugh get violently aggressive when drinking, a claim that Kavanaugh and many people who knew him at the time all deny.

My personal favorite, though, is this one you will see being shopped by the fake news media today:

Mr. Griffin, who is a producer at the execrable MSNBC, is all giddy because he thinks this amounts to “lying under oath.”  But even if what the “two friends” are saying is true, it is no such thing.

Before I go on, a little background:  I spent years doing expert testimony as part of my job.  I’ve been deposed under oath many times, and testified in both civil and criminal cases.  I fully understand the position Judge Kavanaugh was in last Friday.

He was asked when he first learned of Ms. Ramirez’s allegations.  If what the two “friends” are claiming is true, he apparently heard rumors they were coming sometime before the New Yorker irresponsibly ran with its unverified and unverifiable story.

But, the most honest answer to the question that was asked was that the first time he truly learned of the specific allegations Ms. Ramirez was making was when he – and everyone else – read the New Yorker online posting.  That moment was when he first learned of the specific details of what Ms. Ramirez was alleging.

There’s no “lie” there at all – he in fact gave the most direct and truthful answer to the question that was asked, and did not expand on that answer.  That is exactly what any witness is always instructed to do.  He wasn’t asked when he first heard rumors these allegations might be coming – he was asked when he first learned of them.  Had he been asked when he first heard the rumors, he would have no doubt given a different answer.  Not because he was lying, but because he was telling the absolute truth.

But you can’t expect leftwing fake journalists at NBC or anywhere else to understand any of this, or care about it even if they do.  They’re carrying the water for the approved Democrat narrative, and today’s narrative will be that Judge Kavanaugh “lied under oath.”

Once that fails, the narratives for Wednesday and Thursday will only become even more absurd. Because that’s how Democrat/media narratives always evolve.

That is all.

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Trump Disrupts Democrat War on U.S. Workers With New NAFTA Deal

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, remember when all the “experts” were telling you that President Donald Trump could not possibly successfully renegotiate the 25 year-old NAFTA deal? – Yeah, they were wrong about that, too.

The new name’s a little clumsy, but the deal is done, and the deal is much, much better for America’s workers, especially those in blue collar, farming and union jobs.  Hey, remember when those were the kind of jobs the Democrat Party used to at least pretend to care about?  Yeah, good times…

Today, as you absorb the no-doubt slanted news about this new trade agreement, remember that the very same “experts” who told you this could not be done are also telling you that Donald Trump will never, never, never, ever be able to really get the Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea to de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula.  Do not be surprised when the successful completion of that effort is a major plank in Trump’s re-election campaign in 2020.

The Teenage Drama Queen gets a by-line in the New York Times, and boy is it a hoot. – Former FBI Director and current teenage drama queen James Comey penned an op/ed for the sad old New York Times on Sunday, because of course he did.  The most corrupt director the agency has ever had slammed the mounting of this week-long FBI investigation into all the absurd accusations directed at Judge Brett Kavanaugh, not be cause the charges are so obviously false, not because the Judge has already been the subject of 6 previous in-depth, open-ended FBI background checks, but because…wait for it…you can’t “put a shot clock” on an FBI investigation.

In other words, the very same corrupt, pathological liar who twice put a strict shot clock on the agency’s sham “investigation” into Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server has of course joined the Democrat chorus against the week-long time frame for this investigation that the Democrats agreed to just 3 days ago.  There are perfectly descriptive words for James Comey, but I just can’t use them here.

Sunday’s @GDBlackmon Twitter Deep Thought…

Hey, you know it’s true.

Meanwhile, in the Texas Senate Race… – Last Thursday, when it looked like the Senate would be held into session over the weekend to deal with the Kavanaugh nomination, Ted Cruz informed Irish Bob O’Rourke that he would not be able to make it to Houston for their scheduled debate early Sunday evening.  On Saturday morning, Cruz notified Irish Bob that he could in fact make it to Houston thanks to the idiotic machinations of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, but Irish Bob declined, saying he now had made other “plans.”

So, what was Irish Bob doing at the very time the debate was supposed to be taking place?  Why, he was engaged in an hour-long Facebook Live session from his kitchen.

Obviously, Irish Bob still hasn’t figured out how he’s going to backtrack from his false denial of leaving the scene of the wreck he caused while driving drunk back in the 1990s.  Until he does, we probably won’t be seeing any more debates between the two Texas senate candidates.

Back to the Kavanaugh nomination process one more time. – So, the Democrat playbook for this week is now clear…

  • Agree to a limited FBI investigation to last no more than one week;
  • Spend the weekend wailing that the investigation is tooooooooooo liiiiiiiiimmmmittttteeeeeddddd!!!;
  • Find male “acquaintances” of Judge Kavanaugh from high school and college to tell Democrat media activists that the Judge, when a teenager, was a sloppy drunk;
  • Pretend it’s a really big deal that the FBI is questioning the second, obviously lying, female accuser;
  • Have the Dragon Lady from Hawaii all over TV claiming that the investigation is “falling apart” before it even gets started in earnest;
  • And then, late in the week – probably Wednesday night or sometime Thursday – have another female accuser crawl out of the woodwork with more false allegations; or
  • Maybe even have some leftwing activist parent of one of the kids Kavanaugh has coached in basketball over the years appear on CNN or MSNBC and accuse him of being a pedophile.

Or maybe both new accusations will come.  Remember that the Democrats’ favorite Saul Alinskly tactic is “projection,” i.e., accusing the Republicans of the exact behaviors of which they themselves are guilty.  Thus, accusations of pedophilia are pretty much inevitable, and indeed the leftists at USA Today already ran an op/ed implying that of Kavanaugh as an initial shot across the bow.

These people are demented, depraved and despicable, and nothing is beneath them.  To them, this is a war, literally.  It is a war not just on Judge Kavanaugh, not just on President Trump, not just on Republicans, but on all Americans who are not part of one of their aggrieved classes.  Frankly, it has even become a war on many of them – witness the bullying and booing of Kanye West that took place during his appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.

This is not your father’s Democrat Party.  There are no moderates in that party anymore, no Scoop Jackson Democrats or even Lloyd Benson Democrats.  It is only possible to see their true nature with clear eyes when you accept the reality that there simply are no more decent people in the national Democrat Party today.  Not one.

These people are all about one thing:  The re-acquisition of power.  They will do literally anything to achieve that goal.  So buckle up, and don’t be surprised by the depravity to come this week.

That is all.

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Beto O’Rourke ‘Fully Supports the Second Amendment’ and Other Obvious Lies

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

All the BetoMania SJWs and snowflakes be all like “Say whaaaaaaattttt?”. – In their debate on the SMU campus Friday night, Texas Senator Ted Cruz forced gun-grabbing Democrat challenger Irish Bob O’Rourke into saying, multiple times, that “I fully support the second amendment.”  No word if the all-abortion, all-the-time Congressman from El Paso also now claims to somehow be “pro-life”, but it would be an equally honest statement.

Hooboy.

 

11/9 appears to be roughly its box office gross. – Michael Moore’s new Trump-bashing film, stupidly titled “Fahrenheit 11/9” is tanking at the box office.  Man, nobody could have seen that one coming.

 

A little Twitter Truth here…

And another bit of Twitter truth from my own Twitter feed (which each and every one of you should be following, by the way, dammit)…

 

And hey, if you followed me on Twitter (@GDBlackmon), you’d get to enjoy witty, sexy banter like this on a daily basis:

Ok, back to business.

 

Next time some nitwit tries to tell you Donald Trump is not popular, whip this out:

Now, think about this:  This is how you know that all the media reports about how Trump’s base voters are all discouraged and probably not going to come out to vote on November 6 are nothing more than fake news media wishful thinking.

That line in Missouri last night was no fluke, not an exception to the rule.  In all, police estimated that more than 20,000 people had lined up to try to get into the 11,000 seat arena.  The fact is that, just like during the 2016 election campaign, the President’s rallies all draw far more people wanting to get into the event than the venues will hold.  All of them.  Without exception.

If these people are going to come out at 5:30 in the morning to stand in line hoping to get into a rally that starts 14 hours later, do you really think they are going to hesitate to go out and stand in line for maybe 5 minutes at their local polling station on November 6?  Please.

But it gets even better.  CNN’s Kaitlan Collins had to be terrified to learn what she put into this tweet:

Ok, but Ms. Collins’ employer wants you all to think that that guy, the guy who waited in line for 22 hours in the drizzle to get a glimpse of the President of the United States is going to just sit at home on Election Day despite that same POTUS urging him to get out and vote.  Yyyyyeeeaaaahhhh, no.  That’s not going to happen.

You want to know what else is not going to happen on Election Day, 2018?  A Blue Wave.  Bank it.

That is all.

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Why 2018 is a Status Quo Election

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Annnndddd the race between Cruz and O’Rourke is…still all over the damn place. – A polling group that calls itself Vox Populi   came out with a poll in the Texas senate race on Thursday, showing Ted Cruz and Irish Bob O’Rourke tied at 50-50 in the race.  In its sample, Vox Populi included 39% Republicans and 36% Democrats, a sample that the group apparently feels is reflective of the Texas voter population.

Think about that for a minute.  Texas is a state in which no Democrat has won a statewide election in 24 years.  Not one.  It is a state in which Republicans prevailed in the statewide elections four years ago by about 15-20 points each.  It is a state in which the GOP voter turnout in the primaries earlier this year exceeded Democrat primary turnout by a whopping 50%, even though the Democrats had close contested races for the governor’s race and several other statewide offices.

Does that sound like a 39-36 state to you?  I’m picking on Vox Populi, but the reality is that their sample is pretty typical of the samples being taken in polling in Texas this year.  It is instructive to note that, four years ago, Texans were being treated to an array of polls about this time in the race pretending to show that Democrat Wendy Davis was a serious threat to Republican Greg Abbott in the governor’s race.  Abbott won that race by 21% of the vote.

In fairness to Vox Populi, the group does say it applies a complex weighting method to its sampling, including this passage:  “These screens significantly improve how reflective the sample is to the actual target voting population. Finally, Pop Polling weights survey results based on projected voter demographics. We do not weight on partisan affiliation or identification, helping reduce the risk of any bias during our analysis process.” Ok, cool, this is pretty common practice, but does it really inspire public confidence to know that, after the interviews have been conducted, the group goes in and monkeys around with the results?  Maybe it does – who knows for sure?  But if you’re going to apply this complex weighting method after the surveys are complete, why not just conduct more surveys and then stratify your sample via random eliminations in the various demographic groups to the breakdowns you want once that is done?

Also on Thursday, a new Public Policy Polling poll pegged the race at a 48-45 lead for Sen. Cruz.  That poll surveyed 40% Rs and 35% Ds.  So, that’s a little better, but is it really reflective of how Texas voters vote?  This PPP poll was conducted on behalf of a pro-Obamacare activist group.  So perhaps this one is a case of the polling group engaging in a little confirmation bias for its sponsor.  Or maybe not – who knows?

For a third data point, you have the Quinnipiac poll released earlier this week that shows Cruz leading by 54-45.  Quinnipiac unfortunately does not reveal the poll’s breakdown between Rs and Ds, but by extrapolating backwards from the results, it looks like it was right at 8-9% more Rs than Ds, a much more reasonable reflection of how Texans actually vote.

So, what you end up with is a confusing mish-mash of differing methodologies producing wildly different results, yet with all of them claiming to have just a 3-4% margin of error.  Embarrassing, for the whole polling industry.

Meanwhile, over in BLUE WAAAAAAAVVVVVEEE country… – We also have an interesting new poll in Texas Congressional District 32, in which incumbent Pete Sessions is supposedly facing a tough re-election challenge.  This poll, conducted by Siena College, shows Sessions holding a 52-44 lead over his Democrat opponent.

This one’s interesting because this is a seat the Democrats pretty much have to win in order to gain a majority in the House of Representatives in November, and previous polling in CD 32 have indicated the race was tight.  My view is that this race is reflective of what is going to happen all over Texas and really the rest of the country as Election Day grows closer.

As I’ve pointed out several times in the past, my view is that the best way to predict what is going to happen in any election is to judge the overall mood of the public.  Every election has an overriding inertia that serves to move the public in one direction or another on Election Day.  The overriding mood in 2016 was for major change, and we ended up with the most major change results in modern times.

The trend we are likely to see this year is that voters who make up their minds late in the game in this particular election are going to overwhelmingly decide to preserve the status quo in their state or district, wherever that may be.  Why?  Because, to quote James Carville, it’s the economy, stupid.  And the economy is roaring.

Despite all the daily hysteria brought to you by the fake news media, extraordinarily good economic news comes out on almost a daily basis.  In such times, late-deciding voters are going to take a look around their neighborhoods and see all those people who collected unemployment for the 8 years of Barack Obama getting up and going to work in the morning.  They’re going to see the new car in their neighbor’s garage, and the new refrigerator in their own kitchen.  They’re going to see that the balance in their 401(k) plan is 25% higher than it was 2 years ago.  They’re going to see all those cranes building that new manufacturing plant on the outskirts of their city.

They’re going to look around and see all of those real, tangible things that are taking place in their communities and think, “hey, maybe this isn’t the time to go vote for some guy who wants to eliminate ICE and take my guns away.  Maybe ol’ Ted isn’t so bad after all.”

This is a status quo election.  There is no “Blue Wave” coming.

That is all.

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