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Tom Elliott
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A state like California, where Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein beat her Republican opponent handily,
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Tom is confused. CA is much more screwed up than that. Diane Feinstein did not have a Republican opponent in the general election. CA voters had to decide which GDC was the least stinky piece of cat feces. (No offense intended toward cat feces.)


Right, so every single vote cast was for a Democrat...


In the races where their were only D's to vote for I left them blank.

I could not vote for Evil over Evil Mad EVER!


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The remaining R/Conservatives in CA should write in the R candidates name when they do this crap on the ballot, at least send a message you're not going to opt out in protest because they have rigged the game.



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I tuned in PBS just before Nov. 6. I know, I know. Amusing myself listening to the twits on PBS make outrageous claims about the Georgia gubernatorial race and suppressed voters when one woman panelist said "It's an anecdotal fact; everyone knows it!"


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Originally posted by PR64:
In the races where their were only D's to vote for I left them blank.

I could not vote for Evil over Evil Mad EVER!

Democrats ARE Evil!
... and will do anything it takes to steal Florida.


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In the races where their were only D's to vote for I left them blank.

I could not vote for Evil over Evil Mad EVER!

Democrats ARE Evil!
... and will do anything it takes to steal Florida.


And Arizona! Mad


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They said we may not have the results for UT-4 for two weeks. I really hope that is wrong. This is a complete circus.
 
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Republicans are stupid for letting the Dems continue to get away with stuff like this. They are in charge in FL and AZ. The Dems will keep counting and "finding votes" until they win.
 
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Nevada took a lot of bad hits, last night. The GDC will be very much emboldened.
I see gun bans and state income taxes coming, and soon.

Only 13 more years until I can relocate, again.

Bruce


I'm already looking at UT, AZ or TX.



Same here; only have a few more years here and then I will be off to a red place.
Irritates me to no end to think how many stupid people are now in this state.
Came here over 20 years ago, when it was a nice red state; so sad to see the take over now...
 
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“Can we sum up what it all means now?”

Yeah, we’re screwed! Look at all those 50/50 vote results and the recounts they’re generating. The fact that in nearly every state there are willing imbeciles that are more than enthusiastic about embracing a communist-like ideology is frightening.
The rule of law is seemingly a thing of the past.
Safe states: Arizona? Texas? Florida? Colorado?

Nope.

We have some real problems and the simplistic solution of merely “educating” the public on American history and principles is noble, and correct, but at this stage too late.

Things are going to get ugly much quicker than anticipated. I’d thought at one time that perhaps it would be my grandchildren who would have to come to grips with the new reality but I don’t think so anymore. Think we’re all going to get the chance to see it up close and personal.






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This is from an article by Kimberly Strassel:

"These results reflected a national collapse by progressive candidates. National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar put together a list of nine progressive candidates as a “test” of “lefty strength.” They included gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum of Florida and Ben Jealous of Maryland and Leslie Cockburn, who ran in one of Virginia’s most vulnerable Republican congressional districts. They went 0 for 9. Indeed, outside safe Democratic districts, the left-wing movement took a complete bath—including in House races in Nebraska’s Second, New York’s 24th and Pennsylvania’s First districts. Progressive candidates were Democrats’ biggest gift to Republicans Tuesday night."

Ths main subject of the article is Elizabeth Warren, and what a beating she took in this election. All the candidates she endorsed and worked to elect LOST.

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The fact that in nearly every state there are willing imbeciles that are more than enthusiastic about embracing a communist-like ideology is frightening.
The rule of law is seemingly a thing of the past.
Safe states: Arizona? Texas? Florida? Colorado?

Nope.

We have some real problems and the simplistic solution of merely “educating” the public on American history and principles is noble, and correct, but at this stage too late.

Things are going to get ugly much quicker than anticipated. I’d thought at one time that perhaps it would be my grandchildren who would have to come to grips with the new reality but I don’t think so anymore. Think we’re all going to get the chance to see it up close and personal.

Unfortunately... I think you're right.
The commies are making inroads everywhere.

As long as most people continue to turn their children over to the socialist schools we are going to trend toward socialism.
Many people tend to think that the indoctrination occurs elsewhere but that they live in a "good school district" and that their children will escape the indoctrination. That's false. The entire concept of public education is socialism and leads to the acceptance of socialism in other areas of our lives, such as in healthcare.


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Pima County had a proposal on the ballet for county road repair, which was soundly defeated by voters.

County Administrator Huckleberry (that's his name) is crying the blues that he won't get more monies that he's pissed away in past years on pet projects....NOT road repairs.

BTW, his annual salary is $288,000, plus perks.

That's insane, his salary for such a position.
 
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The rule of law is seemingly a thing of the past.
Safe states: Arizona? Texas? Florida? Colorado?

Nope.


I'll go to bat for Texas.

Anybody who thinks Texas has been a Red state for all of its existence does not know its past. One of their most popular governors was Ann Richards, and a few years before her was Mark White, also a Democrat. And of course I'm not counting the endless list of Dem governors that used to occupy the office by the time Reagan took office. And who can forget Lloyd Bentsen, who has been senator for like 100 years. I heard on the radio a couple of days ago that our current Republicans have the most state senate seats in TX republican history.

IMO, we did well in this recent election.



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As long as most people continue to turn their children over to the socialist schools we are going to trend toward socialism.

I wonder how many people who are parents today were raised the same way. I was just talking to a buddy who became a father at 50. Our consensus is that neither one of us was really ready to raise a kid at 40, and that Tiger Moms are outstanding.
 
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Now that the mid-term results are in, can we sum-up what it all means now?

It means that the mid-term battle is/was just a skirmish in the larger war.... which goes on.


Buchanan: The War For The Soul Of America


The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now.

This is a fight to the finish.

A post-election truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — “I give her a great deal of credit for what she’s done and what she’s accomplished” — was ancient history by nightfall.

With the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his replacement by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, the long-anticipated confrontation with Robert Mueller appears at hand.

Sessions had recused himself from the oversight role of the special counsel’s investigation into Russiagate. Whitaker has definitely not.

Before joining Justice, he said that the Mueller probe was overreaching, going places it had no authority to go, and that it could be leashed by a new attorney general and starved of funds until it passes away.

Whitaker was not chosen to be merely a place holder until a new AG is confirmed. He was picked so he can get the job done.

And about time.

For two years, Trump has been under a cloud of unproven allegations and suspicion that he and top campaign officials colluded with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to thieve and publish the emails of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

It is past time for Mueller to prove these charges or concede he has a busted flush, wrap up his investigation and go home.

And now, in T.S. Eliot’s words, Trump appears to have found “the strength to force the moment to its crisis.”

His attitude toward Mueller’s probe is taking on the aspect of Andrew Jackson’s attitude toward Nicholas Biddle’s Second Bank of the United States: It’s “trying to kill me, but I will kill it.”

Trump has been warned by congressional Democrats that if he in any way impedes the work of Mueller’s office, he risks impeachment.

Well, let’s find out.

If the House Judiciary Committee of incoming chairman Jerrold Nadler wishes to impeach Trump for forcing Mueller to fish or cut bait, Trump’s allies should broaden the debate to the real motivation here of the defeated establishment: It detests the man the American people chose to lead their country and thus wants to use its political and cultural power to effect his removal.

Even before news of Sessions’ departure hit Wednesday, Trump was subjected to an antifa-style hassling by the White House press corps.

One reporter berated the president and refused to surrender the microphone. Others shouted support for his antics. A third demanded to know whether Trump’s admission that he’s a “nationalist” would give aid and comfort to “white nationalists.”

By picking up the credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta and booting him out of the White House, Trump has set a good precedent.

Freedom of the press does not mean guaranteed immunity of the press from the same kind of abuse the press directs at the president.

John F. Kennedy was beloved by the media elite. Yet JFK canceled all White House subscriptions to the New York Herald Tribune and called the publisher of The New York Times to get him to pull reporter David Halberstam out of Vietnam for undermining U.S. morale in a war in which Green Berets were dying.

Some journalists have become Trump haters with press passes. And Trump is right to speak truth to mainstream media power and to accord to the chronically hostile press the same access to the White House to which Robert De Niro is entitled. Since the days of John Adams, the White House has been the president’s house, not the press’s house.

Pelosi appears the favorite to return as speaker of the House. But she may find her coming days in the post she loves to be less-than-happy times.

Some of her incoming committee chairs — namely, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters and Elijah Cummings — seem less interested in legislative compromises than in rummaging through White House files for documents to damage the president, starting with his tax returns.

To a world watching with fascination this death struggle convulsing our capital, one wonders how attractive American democracy appears.

And just how much division can this democracy stand?

We know what the left thinks of Trump’s “base.”

Hillary Clinton told us. Half his supporters, she said, are a “basket of deplorables” who are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.” Lately, America’s populist right has been called fascist and neo-Nazi.

How can the left “unite” with people like that? Why should the left not try to drive such “racists” out of power by any means necessary?

This is the thinking that bred antifa.

As for those on the right — as they watch the left disparage the old heroes, tear down their monuments, purge Christianity from their public schools — they have come to conclude that their enemies are at root anti-Christian and anti-American.

How do we unify a nation where the opposing camps believe this?

What the Trump-establishment war is about is the soul of America, a war in which a compromise on principle can be seen as a betrayal.

http://buchanan.org/blog/the-w...ul-of-america-130476


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"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
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Arizona is in dire need of a federally managed forensic audit

Huckelberry is reported to keep two sets of books, ledgers written in pencil and not in ink, and if rumor is true, neither of the two ledgers tie out

I wonder why?

maybe because all of the fuel taxes collected here in Pima County get sent to Phoenix, where they decide to send back about 4% of what was collected and they tell us to 'make due'



Arizona should be awash in money with some of the best roads in the country, but we're not and its borderline criminal



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Now that the mid-term results are in, can we sum-up what it all means now?

Shapiro's take:

Ben Shapiro: How To Win In 2020 | Opinion

As Americans process the results of the 2018 midterm elections, two competing narratives have broken out. Republicans state that the midterms show President Trump’s continued draw and pull; Democrats state that the midterms show America’s new appetite for progressivism.

Among Republicans, the conventional wisdom seems to be that President Trump has a certain electoral magic. Trump himself mirrors that perspective: the day after the election, he took to the podium to slam Republicans who hadn’t associated themselves with him closely enough. He chortled, “They did very poorly. I'm not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it.” Trump, according to both Trump and many of his allies, was the only man standing between Republicans and absolute doom.

Among Democrats, the conventional wisdom seems to be that ardent progressivism won the day—and that the only recipe is more cowbell. Van Jones of CNN summarized, “In this new election, we witnessed the end of two years of one-party rule and the beginning of a new Democratic Party: younger, browner, cooler; with more women, more veterans and the ability to contest and win races from a deep South to the Midwest.”

In reality, both of these takes are wrong.

President Trump does bring out the base—and he can rightly claim credit for helping to swing Senate races in Indiana and Missouri, as well as Ron DeSantis’s gubernatorial victory in Florida. But Trump is also uniquely offputting to suburban voters, and flat-out hated among urban voters (Democratic support outweighed Republican support in urban areas by 33 points). Rural voters find Trump brash and entertaining (13 point advantage to Trump); suburban voters find him chaotic and disturbing.

Republicans got swamped in the suburbs from Virginia to Pennsylvania to Georgia. In 2016, President Trump won the suburban vote 50 percent to 45 percent. But in 2018, voters split at 49 percent between Republicans and Democrats, which gave urban populations outsized weights. As Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute explained, “Democrats are starting to show significant strength in the less dense suburbs.”

But Trump’s unpopularity in suburbia is counteracted by radical progressives’ unpopularity as well. As Ella Nilsen of Vox.com reported, “2018 was not the year of the winning progressive Democrat…Many of the left-wing candidates who tested the theory of turning out their base, even in more conservative districts, lost on election night.”

All of which means that both sides are making a rather large mistake focusing only on their base. Suburbia is in play in 2020, and that means that Republicans must stop relying on the polarizing tactics of President Trump, and Democrats must stop believing that Bernie Sanders Leftism is a path to victory.

Whichever party realizes this first will dominate in 2020. Right now, the advantage lies with Democrats, who have the advantage of being able to choose their own candidate in 2020. But Democrats do have a structural problem in 2020, too: their base wants hard-core progressives, and the Democratic National Committee demoted the role of superdelegates in July, thus leaving the fate of the party’s nomination in the hands of the grassroots. And the media have a rather large stake in stoking the progressive Left’s confidence, particularly during a two-year period in which investigatory power will grant the Left a large confidence boost.

Here’s what the American people wanted in 2018: the madness to end. They didn’t want Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applied nationally, and they don’t want Trumpist affect to dominate the proceedings. They want moderate to conservative policy, hard-nosed by non-chaotic politics, and a general commitment to take a deep breath.

Sadly, that’s unlikely to be what the American people will get.

https://www.newsweek.com/ben-s...2020-opinion-1209363


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latest news is that a bunch of recently discovered ballots here in AZ now put the democrat in the lead

no surprise

I do not understand the mindset of the people here - anti-business, anti-prosperity, sanctuary everything...

its a mental defect



Participating in a gun buy back program because you think criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbor has too many kids

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latest news is that a bunch of recently discovered ballots here in AZ now put the democrat in the lead

no surprise

I do not understand the mindset of the people here - anti-business, anti-prosperity, sanctuary everything...

its a mental defect

Recently discovered days later. Sure.
 
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If Republicans can't fight this crap--"hey, look at all these ballots we just found!"-- they deserve to lose. Who did not see this coming?


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