Special Election Day

There are actually TWO special elections today… One you probably know about, one you probably don’t.
In Alabama, it’s a barn burner of a primary in the race to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate.
McConnell’s handpicked boy Luther Strange, Judge Roy Moore, and Mo Brooks, who was Cruz’ campaign manager during last year’s presidential primary. Most of the quotes from Strange attacking him came during that period when he criticized Trump. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, there will be a runoff in October. For reasons known only to himself, Trump is said to be backing Strange, probably at the behest of the sniveling, backstabbing Senate majority leader, as he tries to solidify his elitist cabal.
The Battle of Alabama: Mitch McConnell Influence Test Comes Up Tuesday

The question as to whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will maintain a rock solid grip on power over his Senate GOP conference for years to come will face voters in a deep red state in Alabama on Tuesday, as the McConnell-backed appointment-created incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) faces the serious possibility of losing his election before he even gets to a runoff.
It is worth noting that despite all his bluster about being pro-Trump, Strange and his campaign refused to appear on Breitbart News Saturday this weekend. He is refusing to appear in front of Trump-supporting audiences everywhere and has not been willing to publicly back the president and his agenda when it comes down to whether someone supports McConnell or supports Trump.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/13/the-battle-of-alabama-mitch-mcconnell-influence-test-comes-up-tuesday/

Alabama U.S. Senate GOP Primary Preview–What to Watch For

Moore has been a fixture in Alabama politics through the last three decades. He comes out of Etowah County, where he originally made a name for himself in the 1990s as a circuit court judge. At the time, he made waves by hanging a wooden plaque displaying the Ten Commandments behind his bench.
That display drew the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed suit in 1995. The ensuing controversy sealed Moore’s status as a national figure.
The attention Moore received from that suit catapulted him to win an election for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Moore and Brooks have both been the targets of an attack ad campaign by the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC controlled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and which has been decidedly pro-Luther Strange.
The ads have focused on comments Brooks made while supporting Trump’s opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in last year’s GOP primary.

In recent days, the Senate Leadership Fund has also started targeting Roy Moore. One of their ads, titled “More for Moore,” suggests that Moore and his wife financially benefited from his Foundation for Moral Law, an organization Moore was a part of after being removed from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/14/alabama-u-s-senate-gop-primary-preview-what-to-watch-for/

INFORMATION FROM BALLOTPEDIA:
United States Senate special election in Alabama, 2017
August 15 Democratic primary
August 15 Republican primary
September 26 Democratic primary runoff
September 26 Republican primary runoff
DEMOCRATS RUNNING IN THE PRIMARY — KIND OF LIKE REPUBLICANS IN CALIFORNIA OR ILLINOIS:
Will Boyd – Minister
Vann Caldwell – Talladega County constable
Jason Fisher – Vice president of marketing firm
Michael Hansen – Nonprofit executive
Doug Jones – Former U.S. attorney
Robert Kennedy Jr. – Vice president of marketing firm
Nana Tchienkou – Business consultant

No, not THAT Robert Kennedy Jr., this one:

https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_special_election_in_Alabama,_2017

The primary getting far less attention is the one to replace useless slug Jason Chaffetz in Utah, another deep red state.
Race Tightens for Chaffetz’s House Seat a Day Before Primary

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) shocked the country last year when he said he planned to step down from his seat. Now those in his GOP-dominated district will hit the polls on Tuesday to determine the GOP candidate for the special election, who will probably have no problem winning next November.

Who will win tomorrow? The GOP establishment has backed a candidate “with a Democratic past” while two other candidates have received backing “from national GOP heavy-hitters.” Massive money donations from outside super PACs have also helped narrow the lead from the establishment pick.
John Curtis, the Provo mayor who has drawn support from the GOP’s more moderate flank, is the only candidate who didn’t vote for Trump, saying he had significant moral concerns about supporting the billionaire businessman.

Tanner Ainge, the son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge endorsed by Sarah Palin, said he voted for Trump because he always votes for the Republican candidate in presidential elections.

Chris Herrod, a former state lawmaker backed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, is the most vocal supporter of Trump. He said he did not think it was necessary for a special prosecutor to be appointed to look into possible ties between the president’s campaign and Russia.
http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/08/race-tightens-for-chaffetzs-house-seat-a-day-before-primary/

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS FELL OFF A RAILING… TRAGICALLY,HE DID NOT SURVIVE

 

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  1. Pistol Pete

    IN CASE THERE WAS ANY DOUBT THAT THE SCURRILOUS BASTARD McAULIFFE SET THE WHOLE THING UP:
    Antifa Started The Violence In Charlottesville, Police Directed White Nationalists To Disperse Right Where Antifa Was
    When the rally was declared an illegal protest, the Unite the Right folks were directed to disperse in direction of the Antifa.

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Black Lives Matter Founder Claims Hate Speech Isn’t Protected By First Amendment
    TO BE CLEAR: SHE’S ONLY REFERRING TO SPEECH BY WHITE PEOPLE THAT SHE DESPISES
    See here’s the problem. Among the violent people in Charlottesville were Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Yet here’s media not only not condemning but giving credence to this group by talking with their leader who believes they have the right to talk away the speech rights of those with whom they disagree (not just neo-Nazis).

    “Draw a distinction for me, if you will,” Tur asked Cullors, who first spread the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

    “I think what is important at this moment is white nationalists are actually fighting to take away people’s rights,” she responded. “Black Lives Matter and groups like Black Lives Matter are fighting for equality.”
    http://freebeacon.com/issues/black-lives-matter-founder-claims-hate-speech-isnt-protected-by-first-amendment/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Gingrich on Charlottesville reaction: Anti-Trump movement ‘will never, ever be satisfied’

    President Trump “came out against bigotry, against racism, against hatred” after the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. — but nothing he says will ever silence some of his critics, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted.
    Trump said bigotry and violence are “un-American,” Gingrich said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Monday night. “But clearly there was a hunger for him to use the specific phrases about white supremacists and about the KKK and about Nazis. He came back today (Monday afternoon), he said every single thing that his critics on the left want. So now you have crowds that are saying ‘well, he didn’t say it soon enough.’

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/14/gingrich-on-charlottesville-reaction-anti-trump-movement-will-never-ever-be-satisfied.html

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Rush on Charlottesville: “Why In The World Is Only One Side Being Condemned?”

    “There’s a similar group on the left, they are violent, they are intimidating, and they are very violently active and they instigate things. They travel, they are bought and paid for in many cases. They, I guess, are no to be mentioned. We don’t mention them because, I guess, they are made up of minority groups and as such, their actions are either valid and they are to be understood. But the lunatics on the right are just that”

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  5. Pistol Pete

    NAACP President: Trump Not Immediately Denouncing Hate Groups ‘Equivalent’ to Wilson Screening ‘Birth of a Nation’ In WH

    If this is what it means to make America great again, it’s the 1950 version of it, and it was not great during that time. We have to decide, are we going to be an America that’s looking forward, that’s inclusive? And I call on his colleagues, his Republican Party colleagues to denounce his actions.

    NAACP: Not Immediately Denouncing Hate Groups ‘Equivalent’ to Wilson Screening ‘Birth of a Nation’’

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/08/14/naacp-president-trump-not-immediately-denouncing-hate-groups-equivalent-to-wilson-screening-birth-of-a-nation-in-wh/

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