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June 26, 2017

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Weekly Forum: What’s Your Reaction To The Special Elections?

Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What’s Your Reaction To The Special Elections?

Bookworm Room : The special elections mattered only because the Democrats had three erroneous beliefs: (1) That Trump voters and former #NeverTrumpers want to disable Trump; (2) that money can buy votes; and (3) that polling is credible.

The reality is that even those conservatives who don’t particularly like Trump, including those, such as Paul Mirengoff who have moved from being #NeverTrumpers to reluctantly Trump supporters, are pleased with what the President has been able to do despite the Progressives’ unrelenting efforts to sidetrack him and, if possible, destroy his presidency entirely. Trump is busy rolling back Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders, authorizing federal agencies to enforce laws already on the books, repealing onerous regulations, appointing conservative judges, and leading from the front in international affairs. Compared to that, his occasionally confusing or bombastic tweets seem insignificant.

It’s also nice to see that, when it comes to deeply held principles, Americans can’t be bought. Progressives can run all the ads they want in Georgia using money from the San Francisco Bay Area, but it’s just not going to work. Again, while conservative voters (especially college-educated conservative voters) may not like Trump’s style, they sure like his substance.

Finally, who in the world is dumb enough today to put all their faith in the polls?

The reality is that each of the special elections played out precisely as logic would dictate: conservative voters voted for conservative candidates. Wise Progressives (all three of them) have figured this out; the rest of them are providing us with delightful entertainment by attacking Nancy Pelosi and insisting that they would have won if only they’d pulled even harder to the left. You go, guys!

 Rob Miller: To borrow Kellyann’s bon mot approprié, my reaction was to laugh my ossuff. More at the Dems and the media reaction than at the actual outcome, which I expected. The GOP totals alone in the election with 14 candidates running totaled more than Osssuf’s with 1 other Democrat running.

What fascinates me more is the Dem reaction.  It has split the party wide open. Not that the split wasn’t there before, but this has exacerbated it.

Julian Assange, has an interesting piece on Twit More that I dissected that explores this in depth. He says that the Democrat party is doomed. As a Bernie supporter, Assange paints a picture of what he sees as the party’s future.

Mike McDaniel: My general reaction to the special Congressional elections in GA-6 and SC-5 is: so? I’m not demonstrating indifference or apathy. In fact, I don’t care about apathy. My point is I expected both Republicans to win, and within the five-point range, which is exactly what happened.

I was secure in this expectation because for decades, it has been apparent, and even proved through research, which the media has endeavored to keep quiet, that polls tend to favor Democrats by no less than five points. Some suggest it’s because pollsters always oversample Democrats, because of confirmation bias, because some pollsters misreport–purposely–results that favor Republicans, because the media don’t report polls that favor Republicans, particularly by significant margins…the list goes on, and all are likely correct to one degree or another. Therefore, whenever a Democrat is said to be likely to win a close race, I expect the Republican to win by 3-6 points, and am rarely disappointed.

Do I need to point out how utterly unreliable the media are? Do I need to observe if they report it’s dark at midnight, I have to go outside to confirm it? Need I note if the media think the Dem is a shoe-in, I know who is going to win? Thought not.

In the Georgia race, the arguments of the candidates also told the tale. Jon Osoff, as pure a pajamaboy as the DNC could find, began as a doctrinaire Democrat, but as election day approached, he began tacking sharply toward the center, sounding very much like–gasp!–Donald Trump. Karen Handel hit Osoff hard for his earned carpetbagger status, and for the tens of millions of out of state money–mostly from California–that made the race the most expensive in history. Her frequent invocation of Nancy Pelosi was also telling. Americans aren’t fond of her; she’s the embodiment of the San Francisco liberal, clueless, entitled and self-imagined intellectually and morally superior to the flyover country deplorables about whom she and Osoff pretend to care. The comparison stuck to Osoff even as he frantically tried to present himself as just one of the working middle class Democrats love to call racists in particular and bigots in general.

These elections don’t demonstrate quite as much as Republicans and Democrats claim. The Dems have indeed lost four in a row, but in the 2018 elections, they’ll win some–law of averages. I doubt they’ll take back the House, but may slightly narrow the margin.

However, the victory, and the Dem’s bizarre spin(s) regarding it, indicate yet again that Progressivism cannot be falsified. It is akin to religious faith for the aggressively and angrily non-religious. No progressive policy or tactic can possibly be wrong, and no evidence can ever exist sufficient to prove it wrong. If a policy or tactic appears to fail, it’s because not enough money was spent: more than $30 million wasn’t enough, and besides, the Republicans spent lots of money too and didn’t win by as big a margin as they should have! Not enough time has gone by for the policy or tactic to triumph as it inevitably must: yeah we lost now, but just wait until 2018 or 2020; Americans will love our narrative then! Or inevitably, Republicans have been allowed to exist to oppose the righteous: they cheated; it was the weather; Republicans lied about us and our candidate; Russia!, TRUMP!

This makes it very unlikely that Democrats will be able to diagnose their failure and make adjustments. They’ve spent decades so stirring their base into derangement, the entire party is essentially socialist, leaning communist, will all the totalitarian tendencies of those ideologies. Some Dems are apparently recognizing at least some of their huge liabilities, but it’s unlikely the base monster they’ve so willingly created will allow them to move anywhere near the center of traditional American politics.

Thank goodness–and Nancy Pelosi–for that.

Oh, and what must life be like for such perpetually angry, hateful and aggrieved people? All people of good will must pray for such miserable people.

Doug Hagin:Well, I am pleased with the results, although not surprised in the least. And, I am happy that the Democrats still do not get why they lost. They really are in denial.

Don Surber: The special elections represented five open congressional seats, which are the best way to flip a district, especially this late in the 10-year redistricting cycle.

However, all five seats — four Republican and one Democratic — remained in their respective parties’s folds. This shows the regional partisan split continues.
Rare will be the state that has a Republican senator and a Democratic senator in the future. Last year, there were 34 Senate races. Republicans took all 22 in the states Trump won. Democrats took all 12 in the states Clinton won.

At present, the double victory on Tuesday gave Trump a boost. Democrats are deflated. The party is becoming a coffee klatch run by a bunch of bickering, catty, little old ladies — Hillary, Nancy, and Chuck Schumer. To keep the troops moving forward, they dialed up the rhetoric to 11. It isn’t working.
Obama will try to rev up the base, but he split the base by playing racial politics for eight years. The return of the Black Liberation Movement under the alias of Black Lives Matter makes politics less fun for white people.Who needs the guilt? So he is turning off much of the base.
On top of that, Obama has the smell of loser now.

Trump let the air out of all of Obama’s programs. We are not even six months into this administration. Even Michelle’s carrot sticks and kale school lunches are gone. Trump is feeding the kids corn dogs and cheese puffs.

Ossoff’s head is on the pike. Pajama Boy is this year’s Wendy Davis. Abortion Barbie meet Planned Parenthood Ken.

The Karen Handel Forget Planned Parenthood Money Act is coming. Revenge is being served hot and spicy.

We may not get tired of winning, but surely the big Democratic donors are exhausted from all that losing. DNC revenues hit their lowest in 14 years last month. Adjusted for inflation that is, let’s see (gets out calculator) pitiful.

At some point, losing no longer is fun. You do something else. I say this as a Cleveland sports fan. About this time of year, you assess the Indians record and calculate if the Tribe is worth the emotional investment. This year the verdict is yes. Other years no. I went through 35 seasons in which the Indians had only 6 winning seasons. A fair weather fan is a sane fan.

So it is with politics. If Trump lost, I would have quit blogging. It’s that simple.
Imagine people more marginally involved in politics. Has anyone seen Jane Fonda lately?
So the short answer is Democrats are deflated, Trump is pumped.

 Dave Schuler: The Democratic National Committee, with the obtuseness they’ve displayed for the last dozen years or so, chose to make the special elections a referendum on Trump. Now they’re stuck with it.

No matter how much they wish it were otherwise, politics has been, is, and will remain local. The Democrats need to learn how to do retail politics again. Field qualified candidates who actually live in the districts they want to represent, who know the districts and are known by them. Formulate an agenda and run on issues. Build local organizations.

Don’t expect the electorate at large to recoil in horror from Republicans the way you do. Other than in a few urban centers and college towns, most people just don’t look at things that way.

Laura Rambeau Lee : The Democrats appear unaware the majority of Americans remain firmly center right. The Democrat Party of today offers nothing but nasty partisanship and hateful rhetoric. Their progressive Marxist ideology and identity politics appeal to a very small segment of the population. The American people do not want this continued chaos and division being stirred up by progressive agitators. We want good jobs. We want the opportunity to better ourselves and raise our families and for the most part to be let alone. We want less government intrusion into our lives, not more. We do not want a nanny state and we know that promises of free health care and college tuition are lies. We treasure our freedom and are seeing it slip away, particularly through policies implemented by the Democrat party.

The Democrat Party has no good leader and no message that appeals to the average American voter. These last special elections prove no amount of money or celebrity endorsements can buy our votes. As long as the Democrat party remains deaf to the needs of the American people and continues to push their radical agenda they will continue to lose support for their candidates.

As for me, I’m still laughing my Ossoff.

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All Good Things,
Rob

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June 19, 2017

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The Weekly Forum Forum: What Will be The End Result Of Mueller’s Investigation?

Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question:What Will be The End Result Of Mueller’s Investigation?

Mike McDaniel: The results of Mueller’s investigation do not require the insight of an Old Testament prophet. Special prosecutors spends tens, even hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, and they prosecute as many people for as many crimes as they can… I was going to say “for as many crimes as they can find,” but the better formulation would be: “for as many crimes as they can manufacture.”

Take the “Russian collusion” narrative. Even Democrats are beginning to back away from that one. There is no such crime as “collusion,” which is nothing more than agreeing on a course or action or working in concert toward it. One might conceivably violate portions of the espionage statutes, perhaps money laundering, even RICO, which is often stretched to attack little girls running lemonade stands, but people may discuss, even make manifest, their common views on a variety of topics–collude, if you will–without violating the law.

There might be treason, but that’s so yesterday. Progressives have always loved the Russians and envied their totalitarian ways. They only changed their views because TRUMP. Only five people in American history have been convicted of treason, but Progressives would surely think it the most important statute in the history of the Republic if they thought they could use it against President Trump or someone close to him.

Another significant problem is that as head of the Executive branch, Mr. Trump has the unlimited power to fire the Director of the FBI; he’s part of the Executive branch. President Trump has the same power to demand any federal prosecutor, from the Attorney General down to the newest junior prosecutor just hired in Buffalo Breath, ND, cease prosecution of any case. He need not produce any reason. That’s all part of the rule of law, which progressives find so inconvenient.

Let’s review: Mr. Trump, apparently feeling kindly toward General Flynn, and thinking he had suffered enough, told James Comey he hoped–hoped–Comey could see his way clear to let the Flynn case go. Comey testified–in a Mittyish manner–he didn’t consider this an order to end the investigation, which by all accounts, was already ended. He also testified he did not do anything to end that, or any other investigation, and the current, acting head of the FBI testified no one has tried to influence or stop any investigation. Yet Progressives are screaming “obstruction of justice,” and “cover up.”

How can the President of the United States obstruct justice when he did not direct Comey to do anything, and when he has absolute constitutional power to direct Comey to end any investigation at will? Even if Mr. Trump specifically told Comey to drop a specific investigation/prosecution–and he didn’t–that’s not a crime, merely an exercise of the President’s prosecutorial discretion. Whether it would be a politically wise thing to do is another matter, but a political matter, not a crime.

Mr. Trump is right. It’s a witch hunt. Mueller has been hiring legions of known leftist lawyers. I remember not long ago when James Comey was universally hailed as a straight shooter, as a man who would never put his thumb on the scale of justice. As Sarah Palin would say: “How’s that workin’ out for yah?” Now Mueller is the straight shooter, but thus far, all his rounds are bending sharply to the left.

This is nothing more than standard progressive tactics, as in the case of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Austin’s chief prosecutor, a real piece of work, was arrested for drunk driving, and her horrifically bad behavior, which required her to be strapped to a chair, and which included threats, was videotaped. As she was in charge of the state’s public accountability unit–prosecuting corrupt public officials–Perry thought it wise she resign. She refused, so Perry made it clear he’d veto funds for that sole function–not the entire prosecutor’s office–and when she still refused to resign, he did.

He was charged with multiple felonies, which came down to arguing the Governor could be convicted of crimes for exercising his constitutional authority. Perry eventually won; all charges were dismissed, but it took years, cost millions, and destroyed Perry’s presidential hopes, which, apart from the general, enthusiastic exercise of leftist hate and cruelty, was the point of the prosecution.

It is inconceivable that Mueller, who is reported to be hiring large numbers of plainly leftist lawyers, with no end in sight, will simply close up shop and announce no crimes were found. This is, in the finest progressive Washington DC style, an investigation in search of a crime, and someone to hang it on–actually, someone to hang in general. With that in mind, trifles such as probable cause, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, credible witnesses and evidence and the presumption of innocence until the state proves one guilty certainly won’t be bothered with.

In this case, Shylock will get his pound of flesh, and it will take him at least four years, or more, to get it. Just as with Rick Perry, that’s the point.

Rob Miller:Here’s what I had to say about this elsewhere, and I’m sticking by it:

Expect that Mueller’s ‘investigation’ will end with him not finding any criminal charges (because there aren’t any that are remotely possible) but having enough to say about ‘improper conduct’ and ‘possible misconduct, but I couldn’t find any direct evidence’ to keep the Left’s fire burning. Expect Mueller to take his time as well…the Democrats are already saying they will push the bogus ‘Trump-Russia’ narrative through the 2018 midterms.

That’s about as long as the Left is going to be able to keep this nonsense going. After that, the same tactic the Clintons and Obama used successfully is going to backfire on them…people get bored after awhile.

If the president does his job, the economy continues to do well, the AHCA is implemented, tax reform becomes a reality and illegal migration is curtailed, the American people at large aren’t going to care about what the NYT or CNN manufactures. And the hard left will fail in its attempt to take over congress.

Dave Schuler: There will be no end result. It will grind on without much in the way of results until the end of Trump’s second term, he’s defeated in his bid for re-election, he resigns or declines to run for re-election, he dies in office, the investigation is terminated, either by the Congress or by the president, or some combination of the above.

Laura Rambeau Lee : The American people are outraged at the unsubstantiated allegations by unknown sources regarding the Trump Administration’s “obstruction of justice” accusations that continue to be reported in the media. Yet during former FBI Director Comey’s testimony he revealed Hillary Clinton was in fact under investigation when Bill Clinton met former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her plane. Comey also disclosed that Lynch directed him not to call it an investigation and instead he should call it a “matter” when discussing it. Shortly thereafter he reported they would not be pursuing charges against Clinton after reciting a list of the numerous illegal activities committed by Clinton. This is the very definition of collusion and obstruction. This is what should be investigated. And yet the media refuses to cover and expose this story.

This is a witch hunt by people who still cannot believe their precious Hillary Clinton did not win the election and their anger has not subsided. In fact, it continues to escalate as the progressive media pushes the narrative that President Trump colluded with the Russians in the election. Since none of our intelligence agencies could find any evidence of this, they are now pursuing obstruction of justice charges against President Trump for his firing of Comey. President Trump has the constitutional power and right to fire anyone in the executive branch at any time.

Nothing good will come of this investigation. We the people need to put unrelenting pressure on our congressmen and woman to support President Trump and insist on an end to the investigation. We need to allow our president to get on with his agenda and keep his campaign promises. And those Republicans who refuse to support our president should be primaried out in 2018 and 2020. Drain the swamp.

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May 29, 2017

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Memorial Day Tribute : We Will Not Forget

Remembering those brave men and women who gave all for our freedom.

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January 29, 2017

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A Heartbreaking Video of Another Family Forced to Leave Ontario

It is a crime what these environmentalists are doing to people because of the false narrative/progressive religion of global warming. It’s really about control and wealth redistribution, and economic slavery.

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The Ontario Liberals should really be brought up on charges of crimes against humanity or any other breech of public trust laws that can be found.  They are the most uncaring, callous government this country has ever seen.

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January 17, 2017

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Energy poverty in Ontario — Mel and John’s story

Hopefully PEOTUS Trump will prevent this from becoming reality in America.

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Melanie (Mel) and her husband, John, live with their two preschool children in a 3 bedroom bungalow just south of Owen Sound.  Mel and John both work full-time while her mother cares for their children.

“Day care is totally out of the question,” she says.  “We have to save every extra penny for our hydro bills.”

They haven’t been disconnected yet, but regularly receive disconnect notices.  “We just eat a lot of eggs or canned soup for a week, so that we can get that bill paid.”

The one thing Mel and John argue the most about is electricity and trying to find more ways to cut their usage.  They have electric heat which is turned almost completely off during the day.

At night, the heat in the rest of the house is turned all the way down and they use a kerosene heater for warmth in the bedroom.  Mel worries about…

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November 25, 2016

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Dead Teens and Democrats — Wild Bill for America

Originally posted on JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group:
It is not a gun problem, it is a moral problem. Address the real problem. JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group View original post

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November 23, 2016

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Energy Poverty — G.K.’s story

Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:
G.K. and his family live just south of Shelburne in a century home. Heat is provided by an oil furnace, so heating is relatively cheap at the moment. Heat isn’t the main concern for them. Keeping the lights on — is.  Buying food  — is.  Buying gas to get to…

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November 21, 2016

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Energy Poverty — E.P.’s story

Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:
E. P. is a single woman in her 50’s, living in Kitchener, in an electric baseboard-heated apartment. Each unit has its own meter, so she is billed directly for her hydro usage. Instead of turning on the heat, she wears socks and slippers and a housecoat over her clothing.…

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November 13, 2016

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Bill Whittle – It’s A Miracle

It’s time to educate Americans on what it means to be an American. Our work has just begun!  

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November 6, 2016

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Election 2016: Clinton vs. Turnip

Bill Whittle minces no words as he describes his preference of a vegetable over corrupt Hillary Clinton.

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