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Kavanaugh Now Under Assault by a Pack of Rabid Animals

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So it’s not the Clarence Thomas playbook after all, it’s the Roy Moore playbook. – The Campaign Update was wrong 10 days ago when it noted that the Democrats were going to give Brett Kavanaugh the Clarence Thomas treatment, and mount another “high-tech lynching” to gin up their demented voter base.  Instead, as Sunday’s events clearly demonstrate, it’s the Roy Moore treatment instead.

Which makes sense when you think about it:  The Democrat effort to kill the Clarence Thomas nomination by bringing forward a single accuser spinning tall tales was an abject failure at the end of the day.  But the effort to kill Roy Moore and steal the Alabama senate seat he was seeking by digging up multiple women willing to accuse him of bad behavior more than 30 years ago was a resounding success.

The first new accuser came to us late Sunday afternoon via Ronan Farrow and some other fakenewser at The New Yorker, who give us the tall tale that Judge Kavanaugh “exposed himself” at some frat party in 1983.  Very predictably, the accuser admits she was drunk, can’t remember key details (sound familiar?) and also admits that she had to “assess my memory” and “consult my lawyer” for no fewer than…wait for it…SIX DAYS before coming forward with her “story.”  I swear I don’t make this stuff up – who could?

Even better, one has to read a full 1,000 words into the New Yorker story to find this admission that gives the lie to the entire piece:

So, you call yourself a journalist, you contact by your own admission “several dozen” people who were supposed to have been at the party in question, not one of them can confirm any aspect of the accuser’s story – not even the allegation that Kavanaugh was in fact at the party – and after all that epic failure to confirm your “story”, you just decide to throw it out there and pray nobody bothers to read past the first 999 words.  In a sane world, where the concept of “journalistic integrity” was still actually a thing, The New Yorker would fire everyone involved in this story.  But hey, it’s terrific clickbait, so they’ll probably all get bonuses.

Oh, but it gets even better.  This yarn, spun by a rabid anti-Trump activist who claims to have attended Yale at the same time as Kavanaugh back in the dark ages of disco and punk rock, is so specious and obviously false that, before Farrow decided to run with it, it was turned down by the shameless fake news hacks at NBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post!  This obvious hatchet job is a stain on the dead profession of journalism.

But, as the great Ron Popeil would say, “But that’s not all – there’s more!”

Admit it:  You just knew the creepy porn lawyer would find some way to get his name involved in all of this, right?  C’mon, sure you did.

That’s right, Michael Avenatti, who is trying to turn his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels into a Democrat presidential campaign – because, hey, these idiots voted for both Bill and Hillary Clinton, so why not a creepy porn lawyer, right? – claims he has a client who will blow the lid off of this entire circus, which quite honestly would be sort of a relief at this point.

Avenatti made his announcement on Twitter – because of course he did – claiming that he is “aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s, during which Brett Kavanagh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.”

So think about this:  Other than these rabid anti-Republican activist accusers, literally no one who can actually be shown to have known Judge Kavanaugh has anything bad to say about him at all, not even contemporaries who describe themselves as “life-long friends” of Christine Ford.  But, under our brave new #MeToo rules, we as a society are supposed to just believe these accusers and their extremely expensive lawyers who are most certainly being paid by some shadowy activist group funded by George Soros and/or Tom Steyer, for the sole reason that they happen to be women.  Oh, but, also under our brave new rules, we aren’t supposed to even call them “women” because that’s all gender-discriminatory or something.

It’s all so confusing. And evil.

Thankfully, we had despicable Dianne Feinstein to jump in and provide the day’s comic relief.  The doddering, evil Senator from California first released a copy of a copy of what she claims to be the “unredacted” version of the letter she received from Christine Ford way back in July and then sat on for two months.  In this “copy” of the original letter, the first sentence of the 2nd paragraph – which was blacked out in the original version Feinstein provided to the Judiciary Committee – is in a different font than the rest of the letter, and has obviously been altered.

That is the key sentence, which now reads:  “Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980s.”  There will of course be no word from Sen. Feinstein’s office on what the original letter actually said.

To make her day even more hysterically funny and utterly despicable, Senator Feinstein next issued a letter in response to the new allegations against Kavanaugh, in which she very predictably calls for the cancellation of the hearing scheduled for this Thursday.  The third and final paragraph begins with this sentence:  “It is time to set politics aside.”

*sigh*

Dianne Feinstein is a purely evil human being – there is simply no other way to assess the role she has played in this systematic destruction of a good man’s character for purely political gain.

Many – even some Republicans – are urging Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination in light of these new, obviously false accusations.  But that won’t do him any good.  What Kavanaugh and everyone else needs to recognize here is that the Democrats are a pack of rabid animals at this point.  They smell blood and they are not going to be satisfied with simply keeping Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court.  They are out to literally destroy him as a judge and as a person.

These rabid pack animals will not stop until one of two things happens:

  • Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Senate Republicans grow some huevos and put a stop to this nonsense by confirming this extremely well-qualified candidate to the Supreme Court; or
  • Judge Kavanaugh pulls his nomination, resigns his appellate court seat and disappears entirely from public life.

If the latter happens, then there probably will be a huge “Blue Wave” at the ballot box in November, because the GOP base will surely not bother to turn out to vote for a bunch of cowardly weasels on Election Day.  If the GOP can’t even confirm a Supreme Court nominee with a Senate majority, then what good are they?

This week determines the election, one way or another.  The Democrats know this – that’s what this entire circus has been all about.

But it’s not just about the election – much, much more is at stake here.  We are either going to remain a Constitutional republic in which the rules of evidence and presumption of innocence still apply, or we are going to completely give in to this dangerous #MeToo paradigm in which any man’s entire life can be destroyed by the simple fact of an accusation, unsupported by any actual facts at all, leveled by a person who possesses female genitalia.

Our nation’s entire future is at stake here, and that is not an overstatement.  Sadly, there is no way to know if McConnell, Grassley or any other senate Republican has figured this out, or even gives a damn if they have.

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The Campaign Update Week in Review: The Democrats’ Mask Comes Off

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Man, what a week this was.  The circus in Washington, DC reached an even higher fever-pitch than normal as the Democrat Party continues its efforts to literally destroy our nation from the inside out.

It was the week that the funeral of one of the biggest film box office stars of all-time, Burt Reynolds, received almost no notice at all from a fake news media that remains laser-focused on carrying out the orders of its Democrat benefactors.

It was a week in which the public got even more proof of the fact that a deep state cabal of DOJ/FBI Obama-era honchos tried to fix the 2016 election and then bring down a duly-elected president. As if we needed any more proof, that is.

It was the week in which President Trump finally moved to begin forcing the declassification of a raft of documents related to the deep state cabal’s activities, documents that various congressional committees have been trying to obtain for over a year.

Oh, but that’s not all that happened, not even close.  Here’s a bunch more stuff, starting with a parade of Democrat mendacity that exceeded even the Clarence Thomas hearings…

 

  • The Democrats told us we simply MUST “believe the woman” in the case against Brett Kavanaugh, a case in which the woman accuser has zero corroborating evidence and is, frankly, transparently lying.
  • Those same Democrats told us we simply MUST ignore the woman in the case against DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison, a case in which the accusing woman has all sorts of corroborating evidence because, well, Ellison’s a Democrat, so…
  • Those same Democrats also told us we simply MUST look the other way at Cory “I am Spartacus” Booker’s admission to groping a young girl at a party when he was in high school, even though he admitted it in a printed newspaper column that he himself wrote, because, um, well, you know, like, ummmm…he’s a Democrat, so…
  • Basically, by the end of the week, it had become obvious to pretty much everyone with firing brain synapses that the Democrats, as a Party, now actively oppose the Constitutional principle of a defendant’s presumption of innocence, if that defendant is a male Republican.  While many of us have recognized that reality for many years, that realization came as a real shock to many others.
  • Boy, just wait til all those people finally figure out that, as a Party, the Democrats are in fact opposed to the Constitution.  Period.  Because that’s the truth.

Oh, but it just got better where the Christine Ford allegations were concerned…

  • On Monday, Democrats were demanding – DEMANDING – that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley schedule a special hearing at which Ms. Ford would surely love to testify.
  • By Tuesday, Democrats were wailing that the special hearing Grassley had scheduled was just tooooo soooooooooooon.
  • By Wednesday, Democrats were screaming Grassley and other Republicans were “bullying” Ms. Ford for expecting her to actually testify at the hearing that she and they had demanded.
  • By Thursday, Democrats and Ms. Ford’s lawyers were negotiating the terms under which Ms. Ford ‘might’ agree to testify.
  • By Friday, Democrats and Ms. Ford’s lawyers were reduced to claiming that Ms. Ford didn’t want to come to Washington to testify because she was like, all askeered of flying and stuff.
  • By Saturday, Sen. Grassley and Mitch McConnell still hadn’t figured out they were being totally played by the Democrats and Ms. Ford, and were still giving her extensions of time so they could continue to negotiate the terms of her appearance before the Committee, an appearance that Ms. Ford has absolutely no intention at all of making.

Sheesh.

  • Despite Grassley’s and McConnell’s cluelessness, Democrats were in panic mode by Friday, mainly because the HuffPo issued a poll that showed just 26% of those surveyed actually think Ms. Ford is “credible.”
  • So the newsfakers at the New York Times accommodated their Democrat masters by trying to change the narrative going into the weekend, issuing a story – based only on anonymous sources – claiming that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein had proposed wearing a wire to his meetings with President Trump in mid-2017, and also proposed trying to have Trump declared unfit under the 25th Amendment.
  • Whether true or not, this narrative shift is a transparent effort by the Ds and the fake news media to provoke the President into firing Rosenstein prior to Election Day, so that the media can then portray the move as some sort of abuse of power.
  • While Rosenstein definitely needs firing – and has for a long, long time – so far, the President has avoided taking that particular bait.  After Election Day, though, all bets are off.

Lots of other stuff happened this week, too…

  • Michael Moore’s new Trump-bashing movie bombed at the box office.  Oh, darn.
  • The Emmy Awards show was filled with anti-Trump messages, and as a result received the lowest ratings in its entire history.  Gosh, no one could have seen that coming.
  • A rookie Republican candidate defeated a veteran Democrat pol in a special election in Texas Senate District 19, a heavily-Democrat district that the Coughing Crook won by 12 points in 2016.  But, Blue Wave, or something.
  • Ben and Jerry’s announced that it was introducing a “variety of Democrat-Inspired ice cream flavors.” No word if the flavors range from Blue (Wave) Berry to #MeToo Munch to PussyHatPeach to Depravity Delight, but it seems likely. Oh, goody.
  • Actor James Woods was banished from Twitter for re-tweeting a meme that makes fun of Democrat beta males, on the hysterically absurd grounds that by doing so he might “impact an election.”  By that standard, the nitwits who run Twitter would have to ban every major media outlet that serves as nothing but a propaganda mouthpiece for the Democrat Party, which is pretty much every one of them outside of Fox News.  Holy crap.

What else?  hmmmm…oh, yeah…

  • Claims for unemployment benefits fell to another 49-year low.
  • The Dow Jones Industrials closed at an all-time high level for the 100th time since Trump was elected to the presidency.
  • The economy is in fact so strong and private-sector jobs so abundant that, for the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal for fiscal year 2018, which closes on September 30.

God Bless America.

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President Trump Drops the Mother of all Leverage Bombs as the Week Ends

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Event #1 – The newsfakers at the New York Times suddenly decided they needed to change the overriding narrative heading into the weekend, issuing an obvious bit of #fakenews claiming – according to anonymous sources, of course – that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein wanted to wear a wire to his meetings in mid-2017 with President Donald Trump, and also told Robert Mueller that he could recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment as a way to remove Trump from office.  Rosenstein blasted back with an outright, unqualified denial of both claims within a few minutes of the piece’s publication, the lack of weasel words indicating that the slimy Deputy AG is actually telling the truth for once.

What does this tell us?  It tells us that the Democrats are very nervous going into this weekend with where the antics of Dianne Feinstein and Christine Ford and her army of expensive leftwing activist lawyers have led them.  Because we know for sure that the fake news media never voluntarily changes the overriding narrative if the Democrats are happy with the current one.  That just doesn’t happen.

So, why did it happen today?  My theory is that the release of a very inconvenient poll by the extreme leftwing Huffington Post this morning created a bit of a panic among Democrats, who no doubt believed they were winning this week to that point.  That poll shows that just 26% of those surveyed believe that Ms. Ford is “credible.”

Coming as it does after a full week of the most disgusting full court press of character assassination seen in a quarter of a century, and a full year of the #MeToo movement brainwashing the public that you simply must believe the woman out of hand in this sort of situation, that result has got to be an extreme shock to the Democrat system.

Event #2 – Then there were these two tweets this morning from the account of President Trump:

…and…

Dim-witted reporters all over the fake news media portrayed this as the President backing down in the face of still more stonewalling by Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.  But I’ve been studying these tweets all day, and they look to me like a pretty impressive display of negotiating and leverage deployment on the part of Mr. Trump.

Let’s take them sentence-by-sentence because every sentence contains a directed message:

First sentence:  “I met with the DOJ concerning the declassification of various UNREDACTED documents.”  Note the emphasis on “UNREDACTED”.  Remember, the President has these documents in-hand, has known for many months exactly what these documents contain, and more importantly who they will embarrass and likely incriminate, including Rosenstein himself in all likelihood.  His threat to have them issued in unredacted form is a threat to the freedom of the Deputy AG and many others, like Comey, Strzok, Page and Brennan.

In this relationship, just as in his relationship on tariffs with Mexico, Canada, the EU and China, Trump holds all the leverage.  That sentence reminds all these skunks and snakes that he has absolute authority to release the documents in unredacted form at any time he sees fit.

Next sentence:  “They agreed to release them but stated that so doing may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe.”  Who do you think that sentence is directed towards?  Bob Mueller, you think?  Yes.  These deep state scumbags have held Mueller over Trump’s head as a threat for more than a year now, and Trump uses the word “perceived” to let everyone know he does not agree with that assessment and will not hesitate to move forward on his own if need be.  He also reminds Mueller that these documents will no doubt be damaging to him personally  as well as his investigation, and that it is time to move quickly to wrap things up.

Next sentence:  “Also, key Allies’ called to ask not to release.”  That would be London and Australia calling, since they know the full truth about their involvement in the 2016 spying on the Trump campaign will be extremely embarrassing.  So, Trump is reminding them of the leverage he holds on them as well, which could come in handy in some future negotiation.

Next 2 sentences:  “Therefore, the Inspector General………has been asked to review these documents on an expedited basis.” …and… “I believe he will move quickly on this (and hopefully other things which he is looking at).”  So, you agree to tuck it safely over with Michael Horowitz and pressure him to hurry up not only on getting the declass review done, but also on his final report on the whole FISA Abuse scandal, which should be close to finalized in any event.  Again, a classic application of leverage.

Next sentence:  “In the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary.”  Another unambiguous reminder that he has absolute authority to move forward, that he has the unredacted documents in his possession, and that he won’t hesitate to move ahead if the stonewalling continues.

Final sentence:  “Speed is very important to me – and everyone!”  It’s important to the President because he wants these documents out quickly.  It’s important to everyone else involved because he held back from declassifying a bunch of other documents – like the Rosenstein memos to Mueller authorizing and expanding the Special Counsel investigation and the FBI 302 forms from the January 2017 interview of General Mike Flynn – that might be even more damaging and incriminating to these bad actors, and which he could move forward on if the stonewalling continues.

This wasn’t President Trump backing off – it was President Trump reminding everyone exactly who has all the leverage in this situation.

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Even Before Landfall, the Media’s “Florence is Trump’s Katrina” Narrative is Underway

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

That Bob Woodward’s a saint!  Wait, he said what about John Brennan?  Oh, uh, that Bob Woodward’s a skunk!  – Look for the Obama sycophant tune about Bob Woodward and his new book start to change today, as it was revealed overnight that his book contains a damaging allegation about Obama’s rancid CIA Director John Brennan.

Woodward’s book alleges that Brennan endorsed the fake Trump Dossier paid for by the Clinton Campaign and DNC late in 2016, something Brennan has denied doing.  Woodward’s allegation about Brennan is of course based on nothing but the claims of an anonymous source, a source who may or may not actually even exist.

A spokesman for Mr. Brennan told the Washington Times that Brennan “never approved of the dossier. In fact, the source said, he worked to make sure it wasn’t included in the intelligence community assessment of Russian election interference.”  The source went on to say that Brennan did not approve of the dossier because “it wasn’t corroborated intel,” a rare instance in which we can confirm our former CIA Director is actually telling the truth, given that nothing in the fake Dossier has been corroborated to this very day.

Of course, none of that prevented Brennan from sharing the Dossier with his buddy Jim Comey and others at the Obama FBI. Nor did it prompt Brennan to work to ensure the contents of the Dossier were not used by the anti-Trump cabal within the DOJ and FBI to form the basis for no fewer than four FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign and Administration, an effort of which he was certainly well aware.

At any rate, thanks to this excellent reporting by the Washington Times – which no one at the New York Times or Washington Post could be bothered to perform – Democrats are finding out what it’s like to be on Bob Woodward’s yarn-spinning receiving end this morning.  Woodward should probably wear his big boy pants today, because the blowback is going to be vicious.

How many layers of Anonymous does Woodward get before the referee calls him offsides? – I got a kick last night when the apparent 12 year-old children who control The Hill’s twitter feed (@TheHill) sent out the following little ditty:

So, to be clear, that would be the anonymous “key” Trump official confirming the gossip coming from other anonymous “key” Trump officials who claim to have heard still other “key” Trump officials say a bunch of stuff that those “key” Trump officials all deny having ever said?  Well….yeah.

How does Woodward saying that qualify as “news” to any legitimate news organization, which The Hill actually used to be?  In all seriousness, our fake journalistic community appears to have lost all touch with what their profession is supposed to be about at this point.  It’s terribly sad to watch, and remains a clear and present danger to the survival of our Republic.

Everything in our fake news media is political, even the weather and tennis shoes. – We have arrived at a point at which the journalists who are supposed to serve as our nation’s “watchdogs” over those in power now merit watching more than those in power do.  There is not a single mainstream media outlet today that can be trusted to report straight news.  Every report, regardless of its subject matter, is now tinged with the political viewpoints of the reporters and editors and producers and corporate flunkies.

We can’t even trust media outlets to report the weather straight anymore, as the run-up to the landfall of Hurricane Florence clearly demonstrates.  I awoke this morning to an ABC radio news report in which the anchor guy used his report on Florence to bash President Trump for the Administration’s handling of last year’s multiple hurricane impacts on Puerto Rico.  The report was raft with loaded phrases like “the President claims”, “many (unnamed) experts have criticized his handling,” and “thousands of Puerto Ricans were without” power, water, you name it, as if the President himself directed the hurricanes’ advance, or was personally responsible for the 50 years of graft, corruption and infrastructure neglect by the island terroritory’s Democrat-dominated government.

Even before Florence does any damage at all, our fake news media is working hard to set this up as “Trump’s Katrina,” make no mistake about it.  All the fake reporters and fake editors and fake producers are frustrated as hell that they couldn’t successfully create that narrative related to any of the four major hurricane events in 2017, so you can count on them to work overtime on getting it done with Florence.

But assessing blame before the fact is just one of the media tactics we’re already seeing.  The efforts to blame every hurricane that takes place on “global warming” or “climate change” have become so ubiquitous now that we hardly even notice them.

If you want to understand how specious that argument is, take a look a the data in this tweet from noted climate expert Roger Pielke, Jr.:

This is just factual, official government data, folks, not some CNN talking head’s opinion.  As you can see, major hurricane events along the East Coast and Florida were roughly 3 times more frequent during the half-century from 1915 through 1965 than they have been since 1966.  This is 180 degrees contrary to the climate scammer argument that rising levels of carbon dioxide cause more frequent and more intense hurricane events.

Florida looks like a damn pin cushion during that earlier time frame. Given that Chevrolet didn’t start making Suburbans until 1936 and didn’t begin selling them in any great quantities until the 1980s, your SUVs didn’t do that.

Hurricanes happen.  Sometimes the U.S. gets hit frequently, and sometimes – like the decade prior to 2017 – the U.S. doesn’t get hit at all for long periods of time.  That SUV you’re using to drive your kids to and from school and their extra-curricular activities doesn’t have anything to do with it.

Just another day in all fake news all the time about everything America.

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Sorry Nancy, Your Coveted “Blue Wave” Just Isn’t Building

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Democrats – if they didn’t exist, no one in their right mind would dream of making them up. – In an interview on Monday, San Fran Nan said she agrees that, where the Democrats are concerned, “it’s time for new blood and we should move on.”  That’s the good part.  But in her next breath, she promised to continuing clinging to power so long as Donald Trump is President: “to have no woman at the table and to have the Affordable Care Act at risk, I said, ‘As long as he’s here, I’m here.”

Republicans everywhere popped open the champagne at the prospect of continuing to have the past and possibly future Speaker of the House as fodder for their campaign ads.

Hey, if he won’t get down into the ’30s on his own, we’ll just put him there. – The fake news hacks at CNN loudly trumpeted their new “poll” on Monday, a “poll” which purports to show President Trump’s public approval rating at just 38%.  That all looks pretty disturbing for the President until you look into the bowels of how the “poll” was conducted and realize that it included just 25% Republicans in its sample of self-described “registered voters.”

Had the poll instead included around 34-35% Republicans, which is what it should have done, its result most likely would have shown the President’s approval at about 42-43%, which is pretty much where other polls of registered voters are putting it these days.  Meanwhile, the most accurate poll during 2016, Rassmussen, which is also the only poll taking the time and effort to survey “likely” voters, pegs Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 48%.

Thus, what we clearly have with the CNN poll was yet another example of a fake news organization dummying up some more fake news on what was otherwise a fairly slow news day.  Sadly typical.

But CNN’s not alone.  We saw ABC and the Washington Post issue a similarly faked-up poll on the generic congressional preference question at the end of August.  This poll pretended to find that the Democrats suddenly had a 14-point lead among registered voters on that question.  Really?  Can that be right?

Well, given that other recent polls of registered voters (Economist/Yougov and Reuters/Ipsos) pegged the Democrat edge at 9 and 5 points, probably not.  Then when you consider that the two recent polls on this question that look at “likely voters” (Rasmussen and Grinnell/Selzer) show the Democrat edge barely present at 4 and 2 points, the ABC/WaPo poll becomes a clear outlier.

A real polling organization, when its “sample” (assuming there really was a sample) produces a result so clearly outside of any notion of reasonableness, might be expected to take a second look at things before rushing to publish.  But ABC/WaPo and CNN are not real polling organizations – they are ostensibly “news” organizations, and they unfortunately seem to produce these polls in an effort to manufacture news, not to truly inform the public.

You may remember that ABC/WaPo are also the same two media organizations that dummied up a poll just two weeks prior to Election Day 2016 that pretended to show Hillary Clinton holding a 13-point lead over Donald Trump.  When even the Nate Silvers and New York Times‘s of the world guffawed at that silly result, I predicted what its new margin would be each and every day over the next ten days, and got it on the nose every day but one as the fake poll’s margin very predictably narrowed to within its margin of error the Friday before the votes were cast.  I was able to do that because the poll’s results were pretty clearly tailored to make news, not to accurately gauge the state of the race.

The thing about polls these days is that the legitimate polling organizations continue to struggle with how to actually obtain a decent sample that really is reflective of society at large.  Some of these groups, like Rasmussen, appear to have a pretty good handle on things, and some of them keep monkeying around with their methodologies.  The one disturbing generic congressional ballot poll by a legitimate organization recently is the one by Emerson College last week that arrived at a 13-point edge for the Democrats.

Emerson describes its methodology as follows:

“The sample consisted of registered voters, n=1,000, with a Credibility Interval (CI) similar to a poll’s margin of error (MOE) of +/- 3.2 percentage points. The data was weighted by ethnicity, age, party affiliation, region and mode. It is important to remember that subsets based on gender, age, party breakdown, ethnicity and region carry with them higher margins of error, as the sample size is reduced. Data was collected using both an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system of landlines only (n=500) and an online panel provided by Survey Monkey (n=500).”

Who knows if that convoluted method renders a result that can be trusted?  Then again, after the absurdity of the polling results in 2016, it’s an open question whether any of these poll results really produce anything worth reading, other than providing, on average, some general trend.

Right now, the trends are a) President Trump’s public approval rating is right where it has been throughout this entire year, and b) the Democrats have a modest edge in the generic ballot question, but not a big enough edge that would produce their much-coveted “blue wave” come November.

The Campaign Update told you way back in December that there would be no “blue wave” in this election, and nothing that has happened since that time has changed that general outlook.  Lots can happen in the 8 weeks remaining until Election Day, but the reality is that public attitudes appear to be pretty much set.

All of which means that we should expect the Republicans to pick up somewhere between 2-5 net seats in the U.S. Senate, and the Democrats to gain seats in the House, but not enough to saddle the nation with San Fran Nan as Speaker of the House one more time.

Just another day in just ignore all the fake polls America.

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Obama’s Back! Republicans Should be Celebrating.

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

To all Republicans:  Celebrate!  Barack Obama has returned! – The return of The One to the national stage on Friday had liberal nitwits all over the country shivering with goosebumps.  Just the sound of Barack Obama’s droning voice reading his prepared script – written by a team of other people – from his ever-present TelePrompter always sends the lefties among us into orgasmic social media frenzies.

But the truth is that the Return of The One should have all Republicans celebrating in the streets this morning, and all the Democrat candidates on whose behalf Mr. Obama plans to campaign quaking in their Birkenstocks.  Why?  Let’s do a little stream of consciousness review:

When Obama took office thanks to our national bout with insanity at the voting booths in 2008, the Democrat Party was the clear, unchallenged, national majority party.  The Democrats held the majority of governorships, the majority of state legislative chambers, super-majorities in both houses of congress, the presidency, and, whenever Anthony Kennedy forgot to take his meds, a frequent 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court.

Eight years later, when Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20, 2017, the Democrat Party had, thanks to 8 years of Obama and his un-American policies, shrunk to a small, marginalized regional party concentrated on the East and West coasts, and in a few big cities out here in Flyover Country.  It held just 1/3rd of governorships, 1/3rd of state legislative chambers, and no levers of federal power at all.

While he was President, Barack Obama campaigned tirelessly on behalf of his fellow Democrats who were running for congress.  The vast majority of those candidates lost.  Obama’s record for helping get his fellow Democrats elected is roughly the same as Bill Clinton’s – dismal.  This is mainly because Obama, like Clinton, is a pure narcissistic sociopath who cannot help making every speech he gives about him – not the guy or gal he’s campaigning for.

On Friday, Obama gave a 64 minute speech during which he referred to his own self 102 times.  For those who are bad with numbers, that is ONE HUNDRED AND TWO TIMES this man made the speech about himself.  A little simple division shows that that comes out to roughly 1.6 times per minute.

So, hey, he’s cutting wayyyyy back.  Ok, just kidding.

The fake news media is telling us this morning that Obama’s speech was about Donald Trump, but this is nonsense.  The speech was about Obama, because Obama is Obama’s favorite subject.

 

Some other quick thoughts about the speech:

Barack Obama 2009-2016: Ran an administration that worked feverishly – that is no exaggeration – to regulate this economy into submission.

Barack Obama, now that Trump has created a huge economic boom by rolling back his regulations: “I did that!”

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Barack Obama on his economy’s chronic 1-2% growth rate from 2010-2016: “This is the new normal. You can’t just wave a magic wand and get to 3%.”

Barack Obama on Trump’s 4.2% growth: “I did that!”

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Barack Obama to Mitt Romney on Russia in 2012: “The ’80s want their foreign policy back.”

Barack Obama on Russia now: “The Trump administration doesn’t take Russia seriously!”

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This could go on and on, but this guy is so damn tiresome I just can’t make myself do it.

Republicans should be thrilled to death Obama is back in the public eye.  His return comes just in time to kill any semblance of a chance that the Democrats might win back a majority in the House of Representatives.  The last thing the Democrat Party needed to do right now is remind all those blue collar workers in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio what their party saddled them with for 8 long years.

The timing is perfect.  Welcome back, Barack!

That is all.

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A Week of Democrat/Media Hysteria Leaves Trump Unscathed

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

As we come to the end of this week, a week during which the Democrat/Media Axis of Propaganda pulled out the biggest guns it has and fired them until their chambers were smoking, fake journalists and Democrat politicians must all be looking at one another and saying, “what in the hell did any of that do for us?”

It was a week literally filled with events that D.C. establishment wise men and women solemnly pronounced to be “the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”  The first such event was the stunningly politicized funeral service last Saturday for John McCain, during which the likes of Joe Biden, George W. Bush and even McCain’s daughter Meghan took potshots at the President of the United States in what were supposed to be eulogies for the deceased Senator.  That was all just six days ago, and yet the 27 separate and distinct news cycles that have taken place since then make it all seem like a faded and distant memory.

The “beginning of the end for Donald Trump” the very next day, Sunday, September 2, was going to be the newest false narrative to explain why the deep state cabal within the Obama DOJ and FBI did all the illegal spying on the Trump campaign throughout 2016.  Invented out of whole cloth by the fakenewsers at the New York Times, this latest in a long line of fairy tale efforts to justify all the law-breaking hilariously blamed the entire thing on a failed effort by the Cabal to “turn” Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska.  Deripaska, of course, is the Russian source for most of the absurd fantasies that form the vast majority of the fake “Trump Dossier.”  Literally no one outside of the offices at the Times took this latest work of high fiction seriously, and it has been pretty much entirely forgotten as I type this a mere 5 days later.

That brings us to Monday, which was also Labor Day, when the “beginning of the end for Donald Trump” was the newest book from noted political fabulist Bob Woodward.  No way can Trump survive this one, said everyone at CNN/NBC/CBS/ABC/MSNBC/TheWashingtonPost/NewYorkTimes in unison!  But here we sit, just 3 days after the news of the book’s pending release broke, along with what were supposed to be damaging outtakes from it, and literally no one is talking about it.

Of course, the book’s biggest problem is what the biggest problem always is with any Woodward book:  Its “sources” are all anonymous, despite all of the author’s braggadocio about having a “first-hand source” for every allegation in the tome.  Given that Woodward has been caught making all manner of things up out of whole cloth in his previous works of political fiction, no one has any real obligation – or really and reason – to believe him now.

On Tuesday, the next edition of “the beginning of the end of Donald Trump” was the Senate Judiciary hearings over his nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.  Democrats and their media agents began the hearings Tuesday morning with anti-Trump guns a-blazing, carefully-scripted joint talking points and a hearing room filled with paid protesters.  Unsurprisingly, the disgraceful spectacle put on by the gang of Democrat/media thugs had the effect of turning off a huge number of Americans, and by mid-day on Wednesday, even some of the Democrat committee members had grown visibly nervous about it all.

Another dud.

On Wednesday, the fakenewsers at the New York Times were firing their fake news guns one more time, this time with a unprecedented anonymous op/ed from an alleged “senior Administration official” that detailed the existence of an embedded gang of anti-Trump functionaries who are working to undermine President Trump and his priorities.  In other words, the op/ed details the very existence of the Deep State in the pages of the freaking New York Times.  What a bunch of boobs these people are.  Thus, this particular “beginning of the end for Donald Trump” ended almost before it even began.

Yesterday, as detailed in this morning’s Campaign Update, goofy New Jersey Senator Cory “Jazz Hands” Booker decided he was gonna be the one to bring the “beginning of the end for Donald Trump” by staging a hysterical in-committee fight over the release of a set of Kavanaugh memos from 17 years ago that were supposed to prove the Judge is a racist.  But then we all read the memos and it turned out that they simply proved the opposite – that Judge Kavanaugh argued against the implementation of racial profiling in the wake of the 2001 9/11 attacks.  To make matters worse for Senator Jazz Hands, it also turned out that the memos had been approved for the release hours before his staged rant, a fact that he was actually well aware of.

Pop.

So here we sit at the end of this eventful week, and President Trump is not only still standing, he is thriving.  The President’s polling numbers actually rose as the week went along, and the biggest news on Friday was the August jobs numbers, which exceeded the expectations of all the “experts” yet again.

Oh, and Barack Obama made a big speech bashing Trump around noon on Friday, an event signaling his return to actively campaigning for Democrat congressional candidates.  This should make those candidates cower in terror given that their party went from a clear, unchallenged majority national party with super-majorities in both houses of congress when Obama came into office in 2009, to a clear, fading regional minority party holding not a single lever of political power when Obama cleared out of the White House on January 20, 2017.

What this week of Democrat/Media hysteria proved more than anything else is that they still have not figured out why Donald Trump won in 2016, and they still have no clue how to deal with him.

This is Donald Trump, #WINNING for America.

That is all.

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Sunday in Politics: An Endless Parade of Nitwittery

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

An endless parade of nitwittery. – Fox News Sunday set a new low for its “panel of experts” yesterday, presenting viewers with a four-person panel that contained both Juan Williams and ex-Obama State Department spokesperson Marie Harf.  Anyone who watched the panel through its two full segments was assured of losing at least 15 IQ points.  But no worries – the IQ loss can be regained simply by reading anything written by Victor Davis Hanson.  The succinct little piece linked here would make a great start.

CNN remains the fake news media king of Nitwittery. – After it was revealed that the Islamic terrorists who were training a small army of kidnapped children out in the wilds of New Mexico were planning on mounting an assault on an Atlanta hospital, all the fake journalists at all the fake news outlets went into a frenzied effort to find some way to spin the story sympathetically towards the…wait for it…TERRORISTS.  Because, of course they did.

The fake news hacks at CNN were, as generally seems to be the case, the clear winners in this battle to come up with the worst take imaginable:

Yes, friends, the five mostly unrelated Islamic terrorists who were training the kidnapped children have now morphed into a “family” struggling with life without access to the 24-hour fakery of cable news.  Can there be any real doubt that CNN’s fellow fake newsers will award an Emmy to whichever fake journalist came up with this highly-creative line of BS?  No, no doubt at all.

Fake news media Nitwittery extends to Twitwittery. – Not to be outdone by her main competition at CNN, notorious New York Times Hillary Clinton lapdog Maggie Haberman issued this hilariously disingenuous tweet in response to one President Trump had sent out earlier in the day.

Mind you, Haberman is fake-mourning the very same John McCain who her current employer and most of the rest of the fake national news media slandered mercilessly throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, characterizing him at various times as a rapist, a spouse abuser, a misogynist, a racist and a madman.  But now that his dead body can be used to take absurdly cheap shots at a President Haberman hates, she’s all about the “mourning” of the very same man.

These people are disgusting ghouls.

The fake media Nitwittery even went international. – But wait, there’s more!  The London Daily Mail has now dictated the new fake media rule that because a politician who hated President Trump’s very existence has died, President Trump must stop playing golf!  I swear I don’t make this stuff up:

Honestly, could the nitwittery and dishonesty get more absurd than this?

Oh, yes.  Yes it can.

The fake Senator Flake tops them all. – McCain’s fellow Arizona RINO Senator, Jeff Flake, told an interviewer that the best way to honor McCain is as follows:  “By seeing the good in our opponents, by being quick to forgive, by realizing that there’s something more important than ourselves, to put service, you know, over and above our self-interest.”

This would be the exact same Senator Jeff Flake who just got back from a three-week vacation in Africa, which he took in order to prevent the timely confirmation of a raft of President Trump’s judicial nominees.  With McCain lingering on his death bed, Flake was able to deny the Senate Republicans the crucial 50th vote necessary to move these nominees and several pieces of legislation past the stonewalling Democrats.  But that did not prevent him from, upon his belated return to the U.S., lecturing the rest of us to put “service, you know, over and above our self-interest.”  Creepy, disgusting hypocrite.

No wonder the guy has a 15% approval rating among Arizona voters.

Just another day in the Nitwittery is not limited to our fake news media America.

That is all.

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John McCain’s Legacy: It’s Complicated

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Senator John McCain died on Saturday.  Whatever one thinks of his political career, his early service to the nation and the years of torture he endured and triumphed over as a result of it deserve to be remembered and honored.

May he Rest in Peace.

A complicated man with a complicated legacy. – We now, of course, will be treated to a week of our fake news media using the death of Mr. McCain as a tool with which to bash President Trump – whose relationship with McCain was extremely rocky – and support the Democrat narrative.  Because that’s what our fake news media does.

It started even before McCain passed, with the fake journalists at the Washington Post running a story bashing the President for not making a statement on McCain’s halting all medical treatment, even though McCain had repeatedly made it publicly clear he did not want any such statement from Mr. Trump, or for Trump to attend his funeral.  McCain’s wife and daughter had also repeated the senator’s feelings on the subject – thus, Trump was simply acceding to the family’s wishes.

The President did issue a statement expressing sympathy for the family via his Twitter feed:

Naturally, he was bashed by much of the fake news media even for that statement, with most fake journalists who hate every Republican – including McCain – pretending to take offense that it does not contain praise for the late Senator.

The reality is that the President can’t win in this situation, regardless of what he says or does.  Were he to issue a statement lavishing praise on McCain, the fake news media and Democrats would bash him for being hypocritical, given his frequent verbal battles with the Senator.  Were he to express his true feelings about the man, he’d be appropriately bashed for that, given the timing.  Were he to have remained silent, well, he was already being bashed for that within seconds of McCain’s passing.

Again, most of this situation is of the President’s own making.  His gratuitous taunts at McCain and his military service during the 2016 campaign were childish, inadvisable, reflected poorly on his own character, and set McCain up as the sympathetic figure in their relationship.  Mr. Trump simply has no graceful way to recover from all of that.

It’s fair to note that the same fake news media outlets whose fake journalists are praising John McCain today are the very same fake news media outlets and fake journalists who bashed McCain and ridiculed him and his running mate Sarah Palin mercilessly throughout the 2008 presidential contest, after the Republican Party had made him its nominee for the office.  As with everything else it does, the fake news media’s relationship with McCain was entirely situational.

Much of that was due to “the Maverick’s” own behavior.  After his bitter defeat in the 2000 nominating contest at the hands of George W. Bush, McCain spent the next 8 years seeking out opportunities to go on MSNBC or CNN to bash the President of his own political party.  His appearances with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” program became so frequent and confrontational towards Bush that Rush Limbaugh took to referring to McCain as the “Senator from the News Media,” which, of course loved the fact that a prominent Republican senator was helping them do their own dirty work towards a Republican president.

Thus, McCain had cultivated a fabulous relationship with the fake journalists, a relationship that lasted until about 30 seconds after he had secured the GOP’s nomination for the presidency.  Then, he became the enemy, someone to be targeted and destroyed so that the nation could elect the media’s chosen candidate, Barack Obama.  Sadly, McCain, perhaps shocked at the betrayal by so many he had undoubtedly thought would treat him fairly, ran a completely feckless and moribund campaign that ended up sentencing the nation to 8 years of socialist “progress.”

But the Senator from the News Media made a comeback during the Obama years.  His appearances with Matthews and on the Sunday morning talk shows were less frequent, but most often focused on issues on which he was in “Maverick” mode, opposing his own party and supporting Obama’s agenda. Though he did not vote for the Obamacare bill in 2010, he did achieve one final moment of fake news media glory – poking President Trump in the nose in the process – in 2017  by casting the deciding vote that has allowed the failed healthcare law to persist to this day.  Matthews no doubt felt a tingle run up his leg as McCain, with a sneer on his face, raised his thumb down to cast a “no” vote on the repeal bill.

When asked a few years back by a reporter about how he would like to be remembered, McCain said simply “that I served my country.”

John McCain was a very complicated man who had an extremely complicated relationship with the Republican Party, the conservative movement, several presidents and the news media, much of which created negative outcomes during his political career.  Not surprisingly, he leaves behind a very complicated legacy.

But he did serve his country and suffered greatly for that service, and for that service he deserves to be honored.

That is all.

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