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Not That Anybody Cares, But….

Live results: Alabamageddon

Why watch the results, then? Because: There are potentially major implications for Trump if Strange either strongly overperforms or underperforms. Trump has endorsed Strange repeatedly on Twitter over the past week; Strange is also backed by Mitch McConnell, who sees him as more of a team player in his caucus than either Brooks or Moore would be. (Case in point, both of the latter have endorsed ending the filibuster for legislation, something McConnell and a majority of the Senate oppose.)
Alabama US Senate Republican Primary
Roy S Moore (Republican) 38.9% 162,570
Luther Strange (Republican) 32.8% 136,910
Mo Brooks (Republican) 19.7% 82,363
Trip Pittman (Republican) 6.9% 28,846
Randy Brinson (Republican) 0.6% 2,601
Bryan Peeples (Republican) 0.4% 1,546
Mary Maxwell (Republican) 0.4% 1,526
James Beretta (Republican) 0.3% 1,057
Dom Gentile (Republican) 0.1% 299
Joseph F Breault (Republican) 0.1% 248
MOORE AND STRANGE WILL HAVE A RUNOFF IN OCTOBER

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/15/live-results-alabamageddon/

Curtis wins Republican primary in Utah, favored to replace Chaffetz

The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelming GOP district.

John Curtis pulled off the win despite being dogged by attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups in a race whose three candidates were emblematic of the divisions roiling the GOP under President Donald Trump.

Curtis is a former Democrat who was the most moderate of the Republican candidates running in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, which Chaffetz represented until June when he abruptly resigned, citing a desire to spend more time with family.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/15/john-curtis-wins-utah-republican-primary-replace-j/

I pray my journey home comes soon.
I’m about done here.

 

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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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Trump vs. The Smirking Class

Donald Trump reinvigorated a large group of Americans that the Smirking Class had successfully silenced. It’s why they HATE him.

Hillary’s condescending sneer about Trump’s supporters being deplorable isn’t a one-off. The Smirking Class all feel that way.

But despite their best efforts with rigged polls and non-stop anti-Trump/pro-Hillary reporting, they were unable to keep us too dispirited to bother going to the polls.

They lost. And they will continue to lose, because now we know our power. Trump’s WV speech is inspiring.

Aug 3, 2017: President Donald Trump [46:12]

The Smirking Class responded to this speech with its characteristic round of sneers and insults. The gist of their ugliness was that West Virginia is full of Kool-Aid-drinking, gapped-toothed, inbred yahoos who are too stupid to know what’s good for them, so no wonder they voted for Trump.

2017_08 05 Smirking Class

I have to laugh at that, seeing as how West Virginians voted for the Democrat presidential candidates in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996.

In the Republican landslide of 1988, it was one of only ten states, and the only southern state (as defined by the US Census), to give its electoral votes to Michael Dukakis; it was one of only six states to support Jimmy Carter over Ronald Reagan in 1980; and it supported Bill Clinton by large margins in both 1992 and 1996.

And all the Democrats just LURVED that West Virginia homeboy, Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat and former KKK member, who represented West Virginia in Congress for over 57 years, the longest-serving member of Congress in history.

In the speech above, the governor of West Virginia announced he is changing his registration from Democrat to Republican. Compare that with the irony of our “big” loss when Morning Joe switched from Republican to Independent! LOLOLOL!!!

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Can We Have Her Committed Now?

Chris Wallace on FNS grills Pelosi, asking if the Dem leadership is out of ideas and frankly, ‘too old.’ He points out all the special elections LOST by Democrats recently and asks if Dems need new leaders.

Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t think so. She tells Wallace ‘she’s a master legislator.’

What are the chances Dems win back the House in 2018?

Pelosi dismisses the question.

Watch Pelosi’s incoherent explanation of what Obamacare is.

Pelosi: ‘There Is Absolutely No Question’ That Russia, Comey ‘Influenced’ Clinton’s Loss

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Sunday “there is no question” that Russia and then-FBI Director James Comey were among the reasons why Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election last November.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/pelosi-no-question-russia-comey-influenced-clintons-loss/

H/t Pistol Pete

 

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Sunday Bits

Complaining about silent God

When asked about her no vote, Alaskan Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she wasn’t worried about it because she’s not up for re-election until 2022. I guess now we know where her priorities are.

Former DNC Chair DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ is the face of the biggest scandal the mainstream media refuses to cover. Does anyone doubt this story would be getting much more aggressive coverage if Wasserman Schultz was a Republican, or a member of the Trump administration?

Far-left political activist and filmmaker Michael Moore told Stephen Colbert, “I refuse to live in a country where Donald Trump is president, and I’m not leaving. So something’s got to change.” Wow. He sure thinks a lot of himself. !!

1860 All slaves owned by Dems

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Hitting and Running

Before somebody hits back.

Here are a few items that are unrelated but worth a look, if you have nothing else to do.

Flashback: Obama Mocked the Idea That a US Election Could be Rigged

It wasn’t until after Donald Trump won the election that the Left got all twitchy about the election having been rigged.  Before the election, when they thought Hillary had it locked up, they said rigging an American election was impossible.

Obama:  “There’s no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s election in part because they’re so de-centralized and the numbers of votes involved. There is no evidence that that has happened in the past or that there’s incidences which that will happen this time.”

Obama went on to mock Trump and told him to “stop whining” and get votes so he can win the election.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/flashback-obama-mocked-idea-us-election-rigged-video/

Obama-appointed judges blocking Trump’s immigration crackdown

LAWS ONLY MATTER IF YOU RESPECT THEM. OBAMA NEVER DID. NEITHER DO HIS JUDGES.

The judges in those deportation cases have rejected Mr. Trump’s argument that he has wide latitude to decide who gets kicked out, without having to worry about district courts second-guessing him on facts of the case.  Instead, the judges said, they get to decide their jurisdiction, and that extends to reviewing Mr. Trump’s immigration policy.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/28/donald-trumps-immigration-plans-rejected-by-obama-/

 

‘Unprecedented Step’: Powerball and Mega Millions Sales Suspended in Illinois

Amid a budget crisis plaguing the state, the sale of Powerball lottery tickets will be suspended starting 9 p.m. CT on June 28. Sale of Mega Million tickets will be suspended starting at 9:45 p.m. CT on June 20.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/unprecedented-step-powerball-and-mega-millions-sales-suspended-in-illinois/ar-BBDqpvd?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

For low-income residents, Philadelphia unveiling income-based water bills

The Philadelphia Water Department next month will launch a low-income assistance program that offers payments starting at $12 per month and is open even to those who haven’t fallen behind on their bills. For those who have, that debt would be frozen indefinitely.

Officials are hoping to enroll upward of 50,000 households, five times those in the city’s current program for low-income payers.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/city/for-low-income-residents-philadelphia-unveiling-income-based-water-bills-20170620.html

19th Obamacare Co-Op Folds, Leaving Only 4 Operating in 2018

Minuteman Health was awarded $156.4 million in taxpayer-funded loans in 2012 and 2013.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/19th-obamacare-co-op-folds-leaving-4-operating-2018/

A FEW MORE IN THE REPLY SECTION. (EXCITING, ISN’T IT?)


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If

Newt Gingrich on Republican Karen Handel’s victory in Georgia’s 6th District Tuesday:

“Democrats said Georgia was a referendum on Trump. They’re right.”

2017_06 20 Gingrich on Handel election

From comments at Facebook:

“What? You mean the MSM is feeding us a line of crap while trying to influence elections and public thought? Who knew? I thought only the Russians did that.”

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Eating Their Own

In order to learn from your mistakes you first have to admit what you are doing is wrong. So far, the left hasn’t figured that part out yet. They have yet to learn that they’re elitist, they spend too much, they hate the military, they suck up to BLM thugs, and, darn it, people just don’t like them. They threw $25 million into the GA 6th race because they estimated that 15% of Republicans hated Trump as much as they did. The most deranged of these libtards is San Fran Nasty Pelosi. She is bearing the brunt of the blame and rightly so. Problem is she will be there until she croaks and nobody will disobey what she orders.

Dems point fingers after crushing loss
Republicans relied on a strategy of tying Ossoff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who remains radioactive in many conservative districts. Ryan, Moulton and a number of younger-generation Democrats tried to topple Pelosi last year for that very reason, and they quickly revived the argument on Wednesday
“We need leadership change,” Rice told CNN. “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”
The lawmakers were not alone in denouncing the top Democratic leaders.
Michael Moore, the filmmaker and liberal activist, attacked the party as having “no message, no plan, no leaders.”
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dems-point-fingers-after-crushing-loss/ar-BBD0t5s?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Michael Moore: Dems Have ‘No Message, No Plan, No Leaders Moore and others on the left are furious with what they view as a rudderless Democratic Party that has failed to develop a new strategy or message in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s surprising election loss in November.
Moore ripped the Democratic National Committee and its House campaign arm for having “no message, no plan, no leaders.” Democratic leaders “hate the resistance,” Moore said, underscoring the lingering tension between the party’s grassroots base and the establishment in Washington.
http://www.hapblog.com/2017/06/michael-moore-dems-have-no-message-no.html

Will Nancy Pelosi survive this latest Dem disaster?
Fully one-third of Pelosi’s 193 House Democrats now come from just three states, the usual liberal suspects of California, New York and Massachusetts, not the crucial Heartland. Pelosi’s entire leadership team is also coastal, and like her, linger on in their mid-70s.But since Emanuel’s departure, it’s been trouble throughout Pelosi’s reign, BIG trouble. It began in 2010 with the help of Obama and his signature ObamaCare, which Pelosi had to pass to read. In that year’s midterms under Pelosi’s leadership, Democrats suffered the worst House losses of either party in 72 years, a swing of 63 seats to Republicans.
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/22/nancy-pelosi-nancy-pelosi-karen-handel/

A Democratic Blind Spot on Culture

Because it fits with the Resistance’s sense of entitlement. They should have what they want, because they want it. Not because they have to justify, prove or convince anybody there’s rationality there. Therefore why should we give anything up? We are right about everything.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/21/lowry-a-democratic-blind-spot-on-culture-215291

Democratic Rep Denies Pelosi is an ‘Out of Touch San Francisco Liberal’

Chris Matthews: ‘I Don’t Know What the Hell He was Selling’

Ellison After Georgia Loss: Resistance Summer is ‘Going Awesome’

Dem Congresswoman: Democratic Party Has Become Identity Politics

DEBBIE DINGELL IS THE TROPHY WIFE OF WALKING CADAVER JOHN DINGELL WHO, ALONG WITH HIS FATHER, HAVE REPRESENTED A DISTRICT IN MICHIGAN SINCE THE ELECTRIC LIGHT WAS INVENTED.
Dingell said she is not a traditional Democrat, and felt that Trump won the election by talking about the issues Democrats “were afraid to talk about.”
DEBBIE DINGELL GOT WHERE SHE IS THE SAME WAY HILLARY DID…. MARRYING A POLITICIAN AND RIDING HIS COATTAILS
http://freebeacon.com/politics/dem-congresswoman-says-party-has-become-identity-politics/

Dem congresswoman: Time for Pelosi to go

Dem Rep: People In Ohio Aren’t Focused On Russia Like ‘Obsessed’ Democrats
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his fellow Democrats Wednesday night for being “obsessed” with President Trump and not focusing on the issues that actually matter to working people.“They’re worried about paying the bills, what’s happening with our pension, how much does it cost to send a kid to school, what’s our energy bill like. Real bread and butter stuff.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/21/dem-rep-people-in-ohio-arent-focused-on-russia-like-obsessed-democrats/

Liberal Crank Rachel Maddow Blames Ossoff Loss on BAD WEATHER
Carpetbagger and Democrat darling Jon Ossoff suffered a crushing loss in Georgia’s 6th District Tuesday evening. Like clockwork, the liberals are blaming possible hackers, and Rachel Maddow even blamed bad weather.
In case you were on the fence of whether liberalism is a mental disorder or not, this just may convince you.
Rachel Maddow: “If there was a turnout effect from the bad weather today in the district, does that have any partisan implications that you can foresee in terms of what was expected for same day election day voting here rather than the early vote?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/liberal-crank-rachel-maddow-blames-ossoff-loss-bad-weather-video/
Pelosi Defends Herself Amid Call for New Democratic Leadership: ‘I’m a Master Legislator’
WE HAVE TO PASS IT TO SEE WHAT’S IN IT… BRILLIANT

Pelosi Invokes God in Defense of Her Pro-Abortion Stance


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